3 days ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Andersonville Jewel

Is the Andersonville Jewel going to be replaced with a Marianos or Whole Foods? It would be nice and more in step with the neighborhood. I venture over there as I eat and visit friends in the neighborhood and the place is seriously dated, and there have been multiple times I have visited the store packed with customers and only two cashiers on shift. The lines are literally halfway down the store aisles. And that is once you are in...

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Is the Andersonville Jewel going to be replaced with a Marianos or Whole Foods? It would be nice and more in step with the neighborhood. I venture over there as I eat and visit friends in the neighborhood and the place is seriously dated, and there have been multiple times I have visited the store packed with customers and only two cashiers on shift. The lines are literally halfway down the store aisles. And that is once you are in the store. You have to go out into the Rob Me Dim barely light parking lot. The lighting reminds me of a Kmart parking lot, from like the 1980s. Lighting technology has changed so this lot should be light up like daylight at all times. It is seriously dark and a carjacking/mugging waiting to happen.

3 hours ago

40s actress home?

I can't remember the name of the Hollywood actress who owned a single family home on California at 5000N. It is on the west side of the street. I think she quit acting and joined a convent?

2 days ago

Updated 8 hours ago

Water Main Progress

Does anyone have any inside info on NPL Construction's progress of the water main projects on the Northside? I can't find much in the media. I found some hits on DNA (RIP) and Sun Times about disgruntled aldermen in June/July, but there seems to be radio silence since then. The various ward (e.g., 47th/40th) sites list statuses of specific projects, but not much else.

Specifically, is this as big a debacle as it seems? Are the aldermen continuing to apply pressure to NPL? The long night is coming. What lies in store after the first major snowfall and subsequent first street plowing?

  • I live on one of those blocks that have been assaulted since Spring also, really wondering about all that Gas Co meter replacement stuff - who did that really benefit? Then they replaced all the messed up grass and now sewer line replacement folks have totally destroyed all the replaced...

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    I live on one of those blocks that have been assaulted since Spring also, really wondering about all that Gas Co meter replacement stuff - who did that really benefit? Then they replaced all the messed up grass and now sewer line replacement folks have totally destroyed all the replaced grass along with even more landscaping. My biggest complaints are the parking hassles and the dirt/dust that's constantly kicked up from the construction, I guess it's part of the process but it's just so nasty. I would like them to give neighbors updates as the project progresses (using the term loosely) so we could at least have some idea of how much longer and what's happening in general terms, or maybe some kind of booklet explaining the process so we can at least get our hopes up. That's my wish.

  • And what about the poor small businesses on Lawrence and Lincoln? Anything that disrupts Christmas shopping is going to kill them.

3 days ago

You Can Say "Thank You on Thanksgiving" - US Navy Sailors Visiting Our Community on Thanksgiving Day

Greetings My Neighbors,

In case you had not heard, we will have 50 of our US military personnel with us right here in our community on Thanksgiving Day. You are invited to join with them as we serve them a great Thanksgiving Day meal and help them enjoy some well deserved shore leave. You can stop by for 15 minutes or a couple of hours. Have something to bake and bring over - you can do that too.

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Greetings My Neighbors,

In case you had not heard, we will have 50 of our US military personnel with us right here in our community on Thanksgiving Day. You are invited to join with them as we serve them a great Thanksgiving Day meal and help them enjoy some well deserved shore leave. You can stop by for 15 minutes or a couple of hours. Have something to bake and bring over - you can do that too.

Full details are on the event link. It's Thursday, Nov 23 from 9 AM - 3 PM at the American Legion Post #134, 6144 W. Dempster. Please contact me if you wish to stop by, drop off some homemade goodies or have another idea. These are our Troops and they deserve our time and thanks.

Can't make it but want to donate to our Post so we can continue doing this every Thanksgiving? You can do that too.

Thank you for those who are already signed up to come on over. Questions? Please ask Jac Charlier at jac.charlier@gmail.com.

Happy Thanksgiving to you!

https://chicago.everyblock.com/neighbor-events/nov23-thanksgiving-troops-right-here-in-our-own-community-8384413/

    Thanksgiving with the Troops - Right Here In Our Own Community!
    Greetings Again My Neighbors! This Thanksgiving you can spend some of your day supporting our troops. My American Legion Post (#134) in Morton Grove will hold its 11th Annual "Adopt-a-Sailor-Navy-Day" on Thanksgiving, November 23. We will host 50 sailors from Great Lakes Naval Base at the American Legion Post (6144 W.
    https://chicago.everyblock.com

Nov 14

Updated 4 days ago

Break into silver 2001 bmw

Last around early morning, any where from 11:00pm-6:30am my car was broken into. $250 was stolen from my glove compartment as well as my debit card and other cards that were in the car. They also took the WHOLE change compartment as well. Always remember to lock your car doors. Happen by oakley between winnemac and argyle. If anyone has camera and captured it please message me.

  • Joe Chicago Transplant

    Sorry to sound like a jerk, but if you left your car doors unlocked in the city at any hours for any length of time, you sort of deserve that. Think of it as a relatively inexpensive lesson. I love the city BUT there are some basic rules you NEED...

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    Sorry to sound like a jerk, but if you left your car doors unlocked in the city at any hours for any length of time, you sort of deserve that. Think of it as a relatively inexpensive lesson. I love the city BUT there are some basic rules you NEED to follow:

    -LOCK YOUR CAR DOORS. Your car will have items taken from it.

    - Do not leave valuables in your car where they are visible. Locked or not, it will be stolen. And to a scumbag lowlife thief, that pair of free headphones that came with your iPhone are valuables. They will cause $500 in damage to your car to break the window to get them.

    -Do not sit idling in a car looking at your phone or napping. You will be carjacked or robbed.

    -Do not walk alone at night. You will be robbed or mugged.

    -Do not work in the garage at night with any door open or unlocked. Likelyhood of being robbed is high.

    -Do not leave your house locked or windows open ever. Yes even on the second floor I close and lock my windows. This is not paranoia it is reality in the city..

    -Conceal and carry.

  • I'll add two more: when you're gassing up, lock the car so that while you're using the pump and hose, some thief can't jump into your car and drive it away. I've been doing this for a long time and just last week, this type of car theft happened to...

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    I'll add two more: when you're gassing up, lock the car so that while you're using the pump and hose, some thief can't jump into your car and drive it away. I've been doing this for a long time and just last week, this type of car theft happened to a fellow at a gas station. It was on the broadcast news. And, stop living in your phones as you walk. A fast phone snatch is sooo easy.

    I do differ from conceal and carry; I don't want to own firearms. I grew up with parents who owned guns and taught my sister and me how to use them (22, 38, Luger, air rifle). However, about two years ago, three teenaged punks approached me quickly. My hands were in my pockets and I pressed one hand against the outer pocket (to make a bulge) and said, "do you really want to find out that I have a concealed carry license?" They turned and ran...phew! So...everyone, be safe and not so trusting.

Nov 16

Updated 6 days ago

Found: Young gray cat with fluffy tail and white flea collar

Found a sweet gray cat with a fluffy tail. Young and small--very sweet and friendly and feeling lost. She's wearing a white flea collar. She followed my boyfriend home. He found her on Monticello (near Cullom).

  • An update: I took him to the vet. He is not chipped, and tested negative for FIV/FeLV
    (whew!!). We've put up flyers, and rung a bunch of doorbells, but it seems like he might have been on his own for some time. We thought he was very young, but he...

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    An update: I took him to the vet. He is not chipped, and tested negative for FIV/FeLV
    (whew!!). We've put up flyers, and rung a bunch of doorbells, but it seems like he might have been on his own for some time. We thought he was very young, but he is a mature cat just very underweight.

    He's safe with me for as long as he needs--maybe forever if we can (slowly) get him together with our two cats. He's so sweet. I'm taking him back to the vet for a full exam next weekend.

    However, I'll leave this post up for a while in case someone is looking for him. Please let your neighbors know if you hear anything! Thank you.

  • Heather Albany Park resident, condo owner, cyclist

    Aww. Thank you for having him checked out and taking him in! He is lucky to have found such kind people.

Nov 16

I'm seeking a parking space near Rockwell and Lawrence

Hello. I am looking for a covered or uncovered parking space for my compact Subaru near Rockwell and Lawrence (north of Lawrence). Recent victim of a hit and run side-swipe and would prefer to not have that happen again! Thank you!

Nov 13

Updated Nov 15

Gently Used Medical Supplies - Where to Donate?

Hello, neighbors! I am currently recovering from surgery and had to purchase a few items to make life manageable that I'd like to donate or sell in December when I *hopefully* no longer need them. I will have the following, all gently used:

1 pair of crutches (for heights 5'2" - 5'10")
1 cam walker boot with air pump (size adult small)
1 mobility knee scooter
1 shower chair
1 shoe lift (women's small, sizes 5.5-8)

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Hello, neighbors! I am currently recovering from surgery and had to purchase a few items to make life manageable that I'd like to donate or sell in December when I *hopefully* no longer need them. I will have the following, all gently used:

1 pair of crutches (for heights 5'2" - 5'10")
1 cam walker boot with air pump (size adult small)
1 mobility knee scooter
1 shower chair
1 shoe lift (women's small, sizes 5.5-8)

I've heard that some physical therapy offices will take these and donate them to countries in need, but I'd also love to help local folks if possible. I've checked places like ALS association, Shriners, and other organizations that don't accept these items.

Does anyone know of a local nonprofit that can use these items? If not I still plan on asking my physical therapist if they can donate them.

Thanks!

  • Go to your nearest VFW Post. There is always as VETERAN in need!!!

  • Dee Third generation in 45th Ward, now in 39th

    You could try the "Old Irving Park Community Clinic" on Addison just east of Central. They are the only "free" clinic on the north side of Chicago that charges nothing for their services or supplies and doesn't get any government or insurance payments. They are also in need of medical and non-medical volunteers.

    EMAIL info@oipcc.org
    CALL 773-427-0298

Nov 10

Updated Nov 15

Dog passed away in my alley

I was coming back from work and saw a dog who had passed away laying in the alley this morning between Monticello and central park, south of Leland . Looked like a terrier or beagle mix. Had nothing on me to move the dog. So i went home to get a blanket, went back and the dog was gone. Looked in the garbages and didn't see it. Anyone know any thing?

  • Lisa Central park block

    Thank you guys, animal control did pick up the poor thing. Haven't seen any signs posted for it either.

  • Thanks Lisa

Nov 10

Updated Nov 15

Does anyone else miss DNAinfo?

116 people lost their jobs thanks to billionaire Joe Ricketts. It was a valuable neighborhood resource for information and discussion along with EB.

  • It is suspicious that he didn't see the business, he just shut it down. It leads me to believe it was an ideological as opposed to financial decision. How do you know he did not make a profit, or at.lwast was not on track to do so? You don't know, you are taking his word for it.

  • Neighborhood Dad 25-year resident of North Center/St Bens/Lincol...

    Joan M - maybe he thought economies of scale would help him. Who knows? That’s why nobody here can answer your questions “in good faith.” We are all speculating.

    A “savvy billionaire” would be unlikely to shut down a business just because the workers unionized. But it could have been...

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    Joan M - maybe he thought economies of scale would help him. Who knows? That’s why nobody here can answer your questions “in good faith.” We are all speculating.

    A “savvy billionaire” would be unlikely to shut down a business just because the workers unionized. But it could have been the straw that broke the camel’s back. Or just one more hassle he didn’t want to deal with to eventually, hopefully, make DNAInfo and Gothamist work.

    Again, just speculation. You’d have to ask Mr. Ricketts his real reasons. Please report back!

Nov 10

Updated Nov 14

Crosswalk Signage Needed

There is a crosswalk at the intersection of Foster and Claremont, however there are no signs in either direction notifying drivers of this. I've seen children on their way to school almost get hit by speeding cars attempting to make the light at Western and Foster. This needs fixing immediately. I've requested 311 to do this at least 6 times over the summer. So far....

  • Bob Kastigar 15 Years North Park, bike rider, retired

    It's not 'walk one block' - it's TWO blocks: one was to, and one way back from.

    Cars should stop for pedestrians. What has a one-way street got to do with this question?

    I saw a driver stop for pedestrians, that's the polite and sensitive thing to do, instead of drivers complaining on Every Block about things that get in their way and slow them down.

  • Citizen Pain Citizen Pain

    Cars should respect pedestrians if the pedestrians are using a crosswalk. If the pedestrians are jaywalking the cars should also stop (of course) sans the respect part. That's the civilized way.

Nov 14

Thanksgiving with the Troops on November 23: What You Can Do Right Here In Our Neighborhood

Greetings My Neighbors!

Here's yet another way to support our troops. My American Legion Post (#134) in Morton Grove will hold its 11th Annual "Adopt-a-Sailor-Navy-Day" on Thanksgiving, November 23. We will host 50 sailors from Great Lakes Naval Base. They should arrive by 8:30 a.m. and we'll greet them - which means you can join us in greetings them - to thank them for their service. And we'll spend the day with them, giving them time to relax.

Sailors will...

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Greetings My Neighbors!

Here's yet another way to support our troops. My American Legion Post (#134) in Morton Grove will hold its 11th Annual "Adopt-a-Sailor-Navy-Day" on Thanksgiving, November 23. We will host 50 sailors from Great Lakes Naval Base. They should arrive by 8:30 a.m. and we'll greet them - which means you can join us in greetings them - to thank them for their service. And we'll spend the day with them, giving them time to relax.

Sailors will be served a full Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings. Entertainment will be available along with nationwide long distance and international phone service
all day long, compliments of AT&T. Computers will also be available. They will have the opportunity to talk and email their loved ones throughout the day.

After graduation many of these young men and women will be sent into harms way. The day’s events will be filmed and a DVD will be sent to their families. We owe them a thank you for their service. Let’s show them a beautiful day to remember.

To join us, to discuss an idea, to lend your support, or if you have questions, please contact Jac Charlier at jac.charlier@gmail.com.

In addition, anyone wishing to make a donation to support the 11th Annual Adopt-a-Sailor-Day, please make checks payable to:
Sailor Fund
American Legion Post 134
6144 Dempster St.
Morton Grove, Il.
60053

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Nov 14

Shooting in Budlong Woods-Foster/Washtenaw

Did anyone hear more about this :
About 5:40 p.m. Sunday on the Northwest Side, a 24-year-old man was shot in the 5200 block of North Washtenaw Avenue in the Budlong Woods neighborhood, according to police. The man took a private vehicle to Swedish Covenant Hospital, where his condition has stabilized, police said.

Nov 10

Updated Nov 12

Attemped break in!

Just caught 3 individuals trying to break in a 3407 w carmen storage room.
1 dark latino male with long black hair skinny
1 filipino looking male skinny
And 1 white woman

They sped off in a white panel van with two trump stickers in the back and an american flag in front.

Be on the lookout call police right away
Licence plate B truck
Illinois 1906710

  • Mute Mute Me

    what? 2non whites riding in a vehicle with 2 trump stickers and an american flag?! the vehicle must be stolen too!

  • Thank you for posting that!

  • SCC Northwest sider my whole life.

    Make B&E Great Again!

Nov 06

Updated Nov 11

Question about sewer gas smell

Hello, Wanted to see if the community had any insight about a building issue.

This past summer our building had the catch basin outside the basement cleared out of sludge. The following day we noticed a sewer gas odor inside the basement area closest to the catch basin. Seemed like it was coming from the inside drain.

We've poured water down the drain, thinking maybe the trap was dry, but it didn't do much for the odor.

I'm not sure whether or how the drains are connected, or if there's a ready fix for the odor.

Any insights would be appreciated! Thank you.

  • Not like paint thinner to me.

  • @MikeGoode appreciate the offer. We're still discussing as a building a good way forward. @DJH no, definitely not like paint thinner. Much more like the smell you get walking near Chicago manholes on a hot day, or by the river.

Nov 10

Updated Nov 11

How You Can Support Our Young Local Veterans. It's Very Little to Ask. You Can Do It.

Greetings My Neighbors!

Veterans' Day 2017 is almost upon us. I hope to see many of you at the ECA 5th Annual Veterans Day Flag Ceremony on Saturday, Nov 11 at 4 PM. This is a very special year because for the first time ever we will raise the POW/MIA flag over Edgebrook and it will remain that way from here on out. It lasts 30 minutes. A very good use of your time.

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Greetings My Neighbors!

Veterans' Day 2017 is almost upon us. I hope to see many of you at the ECA 5th Annual Veterans Day Flag Ceremony on Saturday, Nov 11 at 4 PM. This is a very special year because for the first time ever we will raise the POW/MIA flag over Edgebrook and it will remain that way from here on out. It lasts 30 minutes. A very good use of your time.

And before or after the Veterans Day Flag Ceremony everybody can also support our newest, local veterans - women and men who have served our nation, some of whom are still serving in the National Guard and Reserves. You can make an online donation to Chicago Veterans (Milwaukee & Montrose) at https://chicagovets.org.

The mission of Chicago Veterans is to empower veterans to take control of their transition throughout life.

More on the 5th Annual Veterans' Day Flag Ceremony at the ECA website: http://edgebrookcommunity.org/

Questions? Please ask Jac Charlier at jac.charlier@gmail.com. See you there at 4 PM on Saturday at Lehigh, Devon and Caldwell. Remember to make your online donation to Chicago Veterans.

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Nov 10

If you're a Veteran (or spouse of Vet) or Serving now and own a home in Cook County. Check this out!

Family property tax appeal business at 3447 W. Foster offering FREE SERVICE to anyone who has lost a spouse in the line of duty. Additionally they have a great offer for Vets (even their spouses) and anyone serving ANY branch of Military or Reserves, check it out!

appealunfairpropertytax.com/veterans-day-special.html

Nov 09

All Honorably Discharged Veterans - Please Read For Veterans' Day 2017 DoD Announces New Benefit

Greetings My Fellow Veterans,

***There is newly announced DoD AAFES benefit for ALL Honorably Discharged veterans - all branches, active, National Guard, Reserves, retired - doesn't matter as long as you were Honorably Discharged. The key is that you were Honorably Discharged. Read on...

From the Department of Defense, AAFES
"All honorably discharged veterans can go to ShopMyExchange.com today to verify their eligibility to shop their military exchanges."

AAFES to Open Online Shopping to Veterans
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Greetings My Fellow Veterans,

***There is newly announced DoD AAFES benefit for ALL Honorably Discharged veterans - all branches, active, National Guard, Reserves, retired - doesn't matter as long as you were Honorably Discharged. The key is that you were Honorably Discharged. Read on...

From the Department of Defense, AAFES
"All honorably discharged veterans can go to ShopMyExchange.com today to verify their eligibility to shop their military exchanges."

AAFES to Open Online Shopping to Veterans
From an Army and Air Force Exchange Service News Release

DALLAS, Oct. 23, 2017 — With less than a month until the much-anticipated official launch of the veterans online shopping benefit, more than 225,000 honorably discharged veterans have already been verified to shop at online military exchange websites when the sites open to veterans Nov. 11.

The Army and Air Force Exchange Service online shopping benefit is the first military exchange benefits expansion in nearly 30 years. Beginning on Veterans Day, America’s 18.5 million veterans will be able to shop online at the military exchange websites: ShopMyExchange.com, shopcgx.com, mymcx.com, and mynavyexchange.com.

Shopping the military exchanges online provides veterans an opportunity to reconnect with their military community, allowing these soldiers, airmen, sailors, Marines and Coast Guard “members for life” to save money with tax-free shopping and military exclusive pricing while also supporting critical military quality-of-life programs.

Full notice of this new veterans benefit is here: https://www.defense.gov/News/Article/Article/1049558/

Nov 05

Updated Nov 09

robbery in Ravenswood

Has anyone heard about a couple being robbed on Ravenswood ave near the intersection with W Winnemac st? I guess it happened a few day ago.

  • robin in WRP I support a 28th Amendment 4Free & Fair Elections!

    80% increase? WOW!!

  • Always the same description of the criminals. Amazing. Police COmmander of 20th district noted this sort of crime in 20th district at least was committed by transients. I've seen open purchase & using of drugs 2 blocks from Winnemac Park in the alleys. Always the same kinda people.

Nov 08

Updated Nov 09

Neighborhood crime info

I just wanted to post a few issues that have happened over the past few days. An attempted break in in the 2600 block of W Carmen - three black men in the 20s tried to break in to my neighbor's basement on 11/03 during the day but were scared off by a neighbor (911 was called). Last night walking home from the L around 10:45pm. I saw a black kid - 15-18? - trying the handles of all the...

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I just wanted to post a few issues that have happened over the past few days. An attempted break in in the 2600 block of W Carmen - three black men in the 20s tried to break in to my neighbor's basement on 11/03 during the day but were scared off by a neighbor (911 was called). Last night walking home from the L around 10:45pm. I saw a black kid - 15-18? - trying the handles of all the cars on Claremont north of Lawrence. He then crossed Lawrence and tried the handles of all the cars in the lot where the CorePower and PureBarre are (I did call 911). Then when I got home (2600 block of W Carmen) my mail had been dumped and only catalogs were left scattered around. I hope nothing important was stolen (yes, I have LifeLock). Stay vigilant.

  • Thank you for posting and thank you for calling the police.

  • Philly_Phil Displaced Philadelphian

    Additionally, there have been some stories that seem to have gone unseen on EveryBlock. My wife and I were walking back from a Halloween party on the 4600 block of N Damen on 10/28 around 11PM when we witnessed the arrest of the men who had robbed multiple people in...

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    Additionally, there have been some stories that seem to have gone unseen on EveryBlock. My wife and I were walking back from a Halloween party on the 4600 block of N Damen on 10/28 around 11PM when we witnessed the arrest of the men who had robbed multiple people in the area including a Half Acre employee on a smoke break. Story here: http://bit.ly/2iJfjfO

    There was also a shooting at 4600 N Greenview across from Walgreens on 11/1 where 2 men were hit while sitting in a minivan. Story here: http://dnain.fo/2jggibj

    Thanks for posting, LincolnSquarePoppy.

  • It's getting worse with the season! We've had the same type trying car door handles down our block. Add to that the two times I've seen 2 - 20 something black kids dropped off by cab and roam through neighbors yards looking into windows. Yes 911 was called & they quickly ran off down Lawrence when a neighbor yelled at them.

Nov 04

Updated Nov 08

Local Artist Arrested for Assaulting a Concerned Citizen Durring Community Event.

A certain artist known for his self promotion was arrested this evening for assaulting a concerned citizen who was participating in the weekly positive loitering.

  • Neighborhood Dad 25-year resident of North Center/St Bens/Lincol...

    Thanks, Maria. So we know he’s accused of battery, not assault. There goes the First Amendment defense! As Prohibitionist John B. Finch said, “Your right to swing your arm leaves off where my right not to have my nose struck begins.”

    Of course, “battery” doesn’t have to cause harm. It could have been a push or a shove or something else far less than a punch or slap. Who knows?

    Does anyone know what happened?

  • No doubt,a pricing dispute over a Saint Helen mural? Possibly a limited edition Tent City lithograph?

Nov 08

For the First Time: Flying the POW/MIA Flag Over Edgebrook

You are cordially invited to a very special Veterans' Day on Saturday, November 11 at 4 PM.

For the first time the POW/MIA flag will be raised and flown over Edgebrook. As part of the ECA 5th Annual Veterans' Day Flag Ceremony, you are cordially invited to take part in the raising of the POW/MIA flag. We'll also read some of the Illinois servicemembers from the DoD POW/MIA official accounting.

We'll meet on Saturday, November 11 at 4 PM at...

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You are cordially invited to a very special Veterans' Day on Saturday, November 11 at 4 PM.

For the first time the POW/MIA flag will be raised and flown over Edgebrook. As part of the ECA 5th Annual Veterans' Day Flag Ceremony, you are cordially invited to take part in the raising of the POW/MIA flag. We'll also read some of the Illinois servicemembers from the DoD POW/MIA official accounting.

We'll meet on Saturday, November 11 at 4 PM at the Edgebrook triangle at Devon, Lehigh and Caldwell. Please bring the name(s) of current service members so they can be read at the Ceremony. Veterans' Day celebrates our living veterans. Veterans in attendance will be recognized for their service.

All are invited. You do not need to live in Edgebrook to attend the ceremony. Kids very much welcome.

Full information is on the ECA website here: http://edgebrookcommunity.org

Questions? Please ask Jac Charlier at jac.charlier@gmail.com.

Nov 06

Updated Nov 08

Presidential Proclamation: Flag at half-staff

The White House
November 05, 2017
Presidential Proclamation Honoring the Victims of the Sutherland Springs, Texas Shooting

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION

We are deeply saddened by the shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, which took the lives of more than 25 innocent victims while they were attending church. As we mourn the victims of this unprovoked act of violence, we pray for healing and comfort for all the family members and loved ones who...

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The White House
November 05, 2017
Presidential Proclamation Honoring the Victims of the Sutherland Springs, Texas Shooting

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION

We are deeply saddened by the shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, which took the lives of more than 25 innocent victims while they were attending church. As we mourn the victims of this unprovoked act of violence, we pray for healing and comfort for all the family members and loved ones who are grieving.

As a mark of respect for the victims of this senseless act of violence perpetrated on November 5, 2017, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, November 9, 2017. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same length of time at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fifth day of November, in the year of our Lord two thousand seventeen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-second.

DONALD J. TRUMP

**Unable to lower your flag?
Attaching this black ribbon to the top of a U.S. flag is an acceptable alternative for flags that cannot be lowered to half-staff. See the attached picture.

Questions? Please ask. Jac.Charlier@gmail.com

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  • Thanks for the info. I did not know about the black ribbon alternative.

  • Am Imo

    Banning assault weapons would be a more fitting tribute.

  • J

    Wow, Jac acknowledging the president. There is a surprise.

Nov 04

Updated Nov 07

Apartments?

Just curious if anyone in Ravenswood/Lincoln square have any other resources for looking at apartments in the area? As opposed to craigslist - for all intensive purposes is fine. But I feel there are people in the area who own townhomes that have rentals and just don't feel the need to put them online? Perhaps it relates to just walking around the area and looking for signs.

anyone have any thoughts?

  • If you want a quality place, go to a realtor. It will cost you nothing because the property owner pays. I'm a landlady and I assure you I would never use Craig's list..

  • Andrew Carpenter Realtor Edgewater home owner and Chicago Reator

    I'd be happy to help and it might surprise you that you would be able to buy instead of rent. A condo in Ravenswood can be had for under $1200 per month including everything but utilities. There are down payment assistance programs to help you with the initial cost of home ownership.

Nov 02

Updated Nov 06

Any other renters have this requirement?

THIS REQUIREMENT WILL BE PART OF THE LEASE RIDER AND TAKE EFFECT WITH YOUR LEASE RENEWAL DATE.

CONTINUOUS LIABILITY INSURANCE COVERAGE WILL BE REQUIRED THROUGOUT TENANCY. FAILURE TO MAINTAIN COVERAGE IS GROUNDS FOR LEASE TERMINATION.

Please read the following requirements and policies of the option that pertains to you:

YOU DON’T CURRENTLY HAVE RENTER LIABILITY INSURANCE:
You can purchase Liability Insurance from any insurance provider. The policy is required to have $100,000 coverage and designate the name of whichever one...

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THIS REQUIREMENT WILL BE PART OF THE LEASE RIDER AND TAKE EFFECT WITH YOUR LEASE RENEWAL DATE.

CONTINUOUS LIABILITY INSURANCE COVERAGE WILL BE REQUIRED THROUGOUT TENANCY. FAILURE TO MAINTAIN COVERAGE IS GROUNDS FOR LEASE TERMINATION.

Please read the following requirements and policies of the option that pertains to you:

YOU DON’T CURRENTLY HAVE RENTER LIABILITY INSURANCE:
You can purchase Liability Insurance from any insurance provider. The policy is required to have $100,000 coverage and designate the name of whichever one of our companies from which you are renting: KLC Properties, Inc. or Capital Investments, Inc. as an “INTERESTED PARTY”. Policies purchased without those requirements will not be accepted. Ask if the insurance company will automatically send your renewal policies directly to our office-would save you the time and energy to send it to us!
PROOF OF PROPER, ACCEPTABLE LIABILITY INSURANCE COVERAGE MUST BE PROVIDED BY 8:59 A.M. ON THE DAY BEFORE LEASE RENEWAL DATE.
IF THE POLICY WITH THE SPECIFIED REQUIREMENTS LISTED ABOVE IS NOT RECEIVED BY OUR OFFICE BY 8:59 A.M., YOU WILL BE CHARGED $50.00 PER MONTH IN ADDITION TO THE RENT UNTIL YOU PROVIDE PROOF OF LIABILITY COVERAGE. ($50 FOR FULL MONTH REGARDLESS OF DATE IN MONTH WHEN PROOF OF COVERAGE IS SHOWN) (NO PRO-RATING)

CONTINUOUS LIABILITY INSURANCE COVERAGE IS REQUIRED AS PART OF THE LEASE RIDER. FAILURE TO MAINTAIN LIABILITY COVERAGE IS GROUNDS FOR LEASE TERMINATION.

*Please note: Liability Insurance does not protect a Renter against loss or damage to Renter’s personal property or belongings.

  • future alderman future alderman

    if you have to buy liability insurance why should you have to pay a security deposit or move-in fee? answer-you shouldn't. so yeah, i'll pay 12 bucks a month instead of your draconian move-in fee.

  • Oh hi! You either live in my building or another managed by the same company! My individual renters policy met the requirements. I just called my agent and had them add the management company. Super easy!

Nov 05

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Nov 05

Healthcare Enrollment Open - Neighborhood Resources Available

Open enrollment on the health care marketplace began on
November 1 and lasts until December 15 on HealthCare.gov. Whether this is your first time getting covered or you are returning to shop and save, you must take action
by December 15. There is a minimum penalty of $695 for not having health insurance.

Please help spread the word -- the current administration slashed the advertising budget, so many people may not know. Local help is available; find resources here: https://localhelp.healthcare.gov/#/

    Get 2018 health coverage. Health Insurance Marketplace
    Official site of Affordable Care Act. Enroll now for 2018 coverage. See health coverage choices, ways to save today, how law affects you.
    https://www.healthcare.gov

Oct 07

Updated Nov 04

What's happening to our neighborhood?

Been in Ravenswood 30+ years in the same house and over the last few years I've seen more and more younger families move into the neighborhood which is not a bad thing it's a breath of fresh air to see the community grow and flourish but the amount of racism that has come with it is sad especially when your told "This is my neighborhood you don't belong here" from a couple young enough to be your children that is fairly new to the neighborhood so the question is do you believe we are losing our charm as a family friendly neighborhood to these young transplants?

  • robin in WRP I support a 28th Amendment 4Free & Fair Elections!

    There are many neighborhood schools that parents are clamoring to get their kids into! Off the top of my head, Rogers, Blaine, Wildwood

  • smartypants Be Nice

    Robin, true, but Blaine, Coonley, Bell, Hawthorne, Nettlehorst, etc. are not in affordable neighborhoods....even for renters. I don't know of anyone clamoring to get into Rogers but would be thrilled if that happens.

Nov 04

Veterans' Day 2017 - Four Steps We Can All Take To Celebrate It Together....

Greetings My Neighbors,

Saturday, November 11 is Veterans' Day. On this very special US holiday, we celebrate all of our living veterans who have served or are serving in any branch of the military, active, reserve or National Guard, peacetime or wartime. We also take time to remember our POWs and MIAs in active hope of their imminent return to their loved ones and our nation's soil.

Everybody can take part in Veterans' Day activities. Here's how in four steps....

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Greetings My Neighbors,

Saturday, November 11 is Veterans' Day. On this very special US holiday, we celebrate all of our living veterans who have served or are serving in any branch of the military, active, reserve or National Guard, peacetime or wartime. We also take time to remember our POWs and MIAs in active hope of their imminent return to their loved ones and our nation's soil.

Everybody can take part in Veterans' Day activities. Here's how in four steps....

1) Thank a veteran. If you do not know a veteran, head out to one of the many Veterans' Day ceremonies as you will surely be able to thank a veteran there.

2) Support a veteran. You can make a monetary donation to a wide variety of veterans' organizations. A good local organization right here in the Northwest Area is Chicago Veterans. chicagovets.org. You can also Google for other agencies to support.

3) Remember a veteran. Because Veterans' Day is about those veterans still living, we read the names of our POWs and MIAs. You can do that by going to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency here: dpaa.mil. Once there, select "Our Missing" and choose the list by war/conflict and then the state. You can also search the list by name as well as select names by branch of service. Take a few minutes to read the names.

4) Join with veterans. There are numerous Veterans' Day ceremonies going on. Give it a search for one near you. All are welcome to attend the annual Edgebrook Community Association Veterans' Day Flag Ceremony on Saturday, November 11 at 4 PM at Kinzua, Hiawatha and Lehigh. For the first time, we'll be raising the POW/MIA flag over Edgebrook. Check social media and the ECA website for more information as it comes out.

That's it. I hope you are able to join in Veterans' Day 2017. Questions? Please ask...Jac Charlier at jac.charlier@gmail.com.

    Chicago Veterans
    What is Chicago Veterans? We're a community of military veterans who share a common passion for helping our brothers and sisters in arms. Whether it's veteran homelessness, PTSD awareness, trauma, benefits or camaraderie building we are committed building a better community.
    https://chicagovets.org

Nov 03

Humidifier Installation?

Hi,
I'm interested in installing a Humidamist humidifer in my condo, as my furnace enclosure isn't large enough to accommodate anything else. I'm interested in if anyone else has installed these units, and what sort of experience you've had, as well as who you used to install them.
Thanks,
Chris

Nov 02

Theatre Y and Red Tape Theatre Proudly Present Federico Garcia Lorca's YERMA

The second of FEDERICO GARCÍA LORCA’s three rural tragedies, YERMA is the story of a woman driven to extremes by her desperate desireto have a child. Trapped in a passionless marriage with a husband who will not father her children,Yerma's maternal longing becomes an obsession. Like much of Lorca’s other work, the play casts a critical eye upon what he called“the grotesque treatment of women” and the repression of female sexual desire. In Max Truax's production of Theatre Y ensemble...

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The second of FEDERICO GARCÍA LORCA’s three rural tragedies, YERMA is the story of a woman driven to extremes by her desperate desireto have a child. Trapped in a passionless marriage with a husband who will not father her children,Yerma's maternal longing becomes an obsession. Like much of Lorca’s other work, the play casts a critical eye upon what he called“the grotesque treatment of women” and the repression of female sexual desire. In Max Truax's production of Theatre Y ensemble member Hector Álvarez's new translation, the barrenness of Yerma’smarriage reduces her home to a prison, under the controlling force of the male gaze, personified by an ever-present male chorus. This is the "tragic poem" of a woman stretched between the burden of her family's honor and an all-consuming appetite she can't name or hold.

Directed by Max Truax,
Original Music by Jeff Award winning composer Nicholas Tonozzi,
New Adaptation from the Spanish by Theatre Y Ensemble Member Héctor Álvarez.

Fridays and Saturdays 7:30 PM/Sundays 4:00 PM through December 10

Our NEW Lincoln Square Location: 4546 N. Western Avenue

Nov 02

Lost black bag on Spaulding last week

Hello neighbors , I may have lost a black bag on Spaulding between Berwyn and Balmoral last Thursday or Friday morning while changing a tire. If anyone has seen it please let me know, thanks! email me at: jcornolo@yahoo.com

Oct 28

Updated Oct 31

Gun shots

2 15AMish, shots heard by Leland and Ravenswood?

  • robin in WRP I support a 28th Amendment 4Free & Fair Elections!

    And, if the 911 operator is being difficult, demand to speak to a supervisor

  • Agreed, ALWAYS CALL POLICE. Just a week ago, I heard shots fired around 2am and called the police and I gave an idea of where it sounded like it came from, this was near Foster and Hoyne. Also, it's not posted anywhere on Everyblock, but in the 2000 W Block...

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    Agreed, ALWAYS CALL POLICE. Just a week ago, I heard shots fired around 2am and called the police and I gave an idea of where it sounded like it came from, this was near Foster and Hoyne. Also, it's not posted anywhere on Everyblock, but in the 2000 W Block of Farragut, a car had all 4 tires stolen, left on blocks and the passenger side window busted in, this probably occurred very early Wednesday morning because I saw the owner of the car around 10am on Thursday(last week) taking photos of his damaged car. On Thursday night, I got in late from dropping a family member off, around 2am and at 3:12am, I heard a car alarm go off and called 911 immediately. Car that had damage was a Honda. Both Honda and Toyota's tires are highly desired, get lugnut locks for your tires or an alarm or both, for your car. I have a Viper Alarm on my Toyota and Lugnut locks. ALWAYS call the police, just because you don't hear anything else, does not mean whatever you heard is irrelevant.

Oct 30

Updated Oct 31

Are there any people here?

Hi, I see that there only crime reports are posted in North Park. Are there are any people here? It would be nice to start conversations and talk about neighborhood news.

Oct 27

Updated Oct 30

Plumber recommendation?

I'm looking for recommendations on a plumber. We have a small job, it's a leaky faucet.

  • Mike Goode Owner of Goode Plumbing in Chicago

    I own Goode Plumbing, and if we can help, please let us know-you can check our reviews on Angie's List and Yelp, and can reach us on (773) 930-3451. Whether you use us or another plumber, please know that you actually should use a licensed plumber and not a handyman-per...

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    I own Goode Plumbing, and if we can help, please let us know-you can check our reviews on Angie's List and Yelp, and can reach us on (773) 930-3451. Whether you use us or another plumber, please know that you actually should use a licensed plumber and not a handyman-per Chicago Plumbing Code, only a licensed plumber is supposed to disconnect a fixture/faucet/etc from a water supply source. You will also want to make sure that the installer does not use flexible supply lines, as they are not allowed by code (an issue that may be brought up when you go to sell). Some faucets do have flexible supply lines built in, which should be braided stainless steel lines and not vinyl, plastic, etc. Even with the built in lines, several inspectors have asked that they be connected using tubular supplies.

  • John Ravenswood

    So Mike up there is biased (it's his business after all), but I'm not and they've consistently done a great job for me. I'd recommend 100 percent.

Oct 27

NEIU Accreditation Reaffirmed by Higher Learning Commission HLC

TO: University Community

FROM: Richard J. Helldobler, Interim President

DATE: October 27, 2017

RE: Our accreditation is reaffirmed by HLC

I am very happy to announce today that Northeastern Illinois University has earned a Reaffirmation of Accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). We will soon issue a press release about this.

Our entire University Community is to be commended for this collective achievement, recognizing our professionalism and dedication to the mission of Northeastern and our students.

HLC follows a...

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TO: University Community

FROM: Richard J. Helldobler, Interim President

DATE: October 27, 2017

RE: Our accreditation is reaffirmed by HLC

I am very happy to announce today that Northeastern Illinois University has earned a Reaffirmation of Accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). We will soon issue a press release about this.

Our entire University Community is to be commended for this collective achievement, recognizing our professionalism and dedication to the mission of Northeastern and our students.

HLC follows a stringent and exhaustive process to determine whether an institution of higher education receives accreditation or reaffirmation of accreditation. It is based on five criteria that include: mission, institutional effectiveness, teaching, and assessment of student learning. HLC, which accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the North Central region, is scheduled to conduct its next reaffirmation of our accreditation in 2027-2028.

I especially want to thank the following people for the years of hard work and preparation that led to this successful outcome: Maureen Amos, Jennifer Banas, Katrina Bell-Jordan, Emily Booms, John Butler, Ruth (Breckie) Church, Shayne Cofer, Nont Dhiensiri, Craig Duetsch, Charles Funk, Marianne Hanna, Daniel Lopez, Blase Masini, Meagan Mitchell, Kristine Pierre, Asma Raouf, Victoria Roman-Lagunas, Kimberly Sanborn, Barbara Sherry, Dan Weber and Toula Wellbrook

I hope that today's news gives us the hope and optimism we will need to forge ahead and position ourselves for a bright future. All of this, of course, is in service to our students, who we hope will join us as we take pride in this accomplishment.

Oct 16

Updated Oct 23

Rogue racoons 2100 block of Farragut

Very odd encouter tonight around 8pm with two rather LARGE racoons acting like gansters(wish i was kidding). One climbed out of tree on the South side of farragut and went into someones front yard bushes so me and my dog crossed the street to avoid the thug(he did stare us down). Smart right, or so i thought. As im walking and watching the south side of street, i hear a scrambling of claws on bark directly in front and to...

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Very odd encouter tonight around 8pm with two rather LARGE racoons acting like gansters(wish i was kidding). One climbed out of tree on the South side of farragut and went into someones front yard bushes so me and my dog crossed the street to avoid the thug(he did stare us down). Smart right, or so i thought. As im walking and watching the south side of street, i hear a scrambling of claws on bark directly in front and to the left of me and watched in horror as his bigger and badder partner in crime LANDED RIGHT IN FRONT OF MY DOG on the sidewalk. I sceamed(Im a soprano screamer so glass was breaking somewhere), yanked my dog hard back towards me and watched as this bandit hopped in the air in fear(i think my scream scared him off his plan to eat my dog) and he bolted across the street to meet up with his cohort. At that point i wasn't sure how many more there might be so i yelled my dogs name and said RUN!! We took off like lighting(well at a fast trot), but my dog kept checking behind us to be sure we weren't being followed.....in all seriousness....WATCH OUT. This really happened, and a smaller dog could have been seriously harmed. Please spread the word. DESCRIPTION: Grey body fur, black stripes, black mask around beedy eyes, fat, sharp claws, working in tandem, north and south sides of west farragut, 2100 block(alley going West to Levitt).

  • LP in Lincoln Square.....couldn't agree more!

  • There's a huge raccoon that often chills on the stoop of a building on Argyle and Bell. He's a scowler too. I have not seen him in several months.

Oct 21

Oct 10

Updated Oct 20

Looking for a store that sells both freekeh and bacalao

Where do I find a store in Chicago, preferably on the northside, that sells both?

  • Citizen Pain Citizen Pain

    Yes, they do sell Freekeh at Harvest Time. I saw it tonight - it's near the Bob's Red Mill stuff but a different brand. At the moment they're not carrying Salt Cod.

  • Andrew Linc Sq Lifer

    There's a Greek Market on Touhy and Harlem...southwest corner mini-mall. they have bacalao/salted cod.

Oct 17

Updated Oct 18

Foster & Lincoln closure

Does anyone know what happened on Foster between Rockwell and Lincoln?

  • hollyfig2000 Rhonda's mom

    Thank you!!

  • Yup. Walked by with all the red tape and fully expected something bad. Asked one of the police officers and he mentioned the pole would be falling soon. Could see it swaying in the wind.

Oct 18

Oct 14

Updated Oct 16

Wireless microphone(s) needed

I am helping to organize an event to take place in the auditorium of Sulzer Library on November 8. The library has one wireless microphone available but I really need 2 or 3. Would anyone have a suggestion as to where I could borrow 1-2 wireless microphones for that evening?​

--​Bill Sellers (4916 N. Oakley, wmksellers@gmail.com)​

  • LinSqGuy Ravenswood Resident

    Michael.....I have a pair of wireless microphones. I used to have a mobile karaoke business on the street and they could use a good home. I would be glad to give them a good home after this event.

  • Second City Sound offers wireless microphone rentals.

Oct 12

Updated Oct 15

Mailbox thief

Anyone know her? She was caught on camera stealing mail from our mailboxes with a key. We've been hit several times and finally got caught on camera. We think she lives by Francisco and Bryn Mawr...watch out!

Oct 14

Are these your sunglasses?

Found these sunglasses when we were cleaning the leaves off the sewers this morning to save the drowning cars. In front of the Romanian church.

Oct 07

Updated Oct 14

Tell me about North Park neighborhood!

Hi! My husband and I (and our 2 children) are relocating to Chicago from Indianapolis area. We found a place in North Park we like but don't know much about the area! Would love to hear what others feel about the area! Areas we have also looked is Avondale and surrounding...(Interested in elementary schools, places nearby, and just general info on the area)

  • future alderman future alderman

    what? what??? my iq has dropped 10 points bothering to try to figure out whatever point u were trying to make-i didn't know swedish physicians had coffee clatches about the hood-most of them travel from far away to work there

  • oh, you meant you. I didn't understand.

Oct 13

Oct 12

Updated Oct 12

Family in Need of Cell Phone

A family of nine is in need of a cell phone. Please let me know if anyone has an extra or old one to donate

  • Mute Mute Me

    If you are truly in "Need" safelink will provide.

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