2 days ago

Updated 8 hours ago

Selling 2BR Condo, need wood floor type recommendation

We are selling our 2 Bedroom Condo in Lakeview. We plan to take out the existing wood floor in family room and also take out bedroom carpeting. We plan to replace with a new wood floor through out the unit. We plan to buy at Home Depot. What flooring sells the best these days? Looking for a reco to appeal to prospective buyer.

  • House-Frau Homemaker, mom, animal lover

    What year is your building? Is the hardwood(u said u have that u want to replace)original or installed by a builder? If it is original/vintage, keep it! Just resand&varnish, keeping it the neutral honey-ish color it turns out to be. Is there original hardwood under the bdrm carpet? If so...

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    What year is your building? Is the hardwood(u said u have that u want to replace)original or installed by a builder? If it is original/vintage, keep it! Just resand&varnish, keeping it the neutral honey-ish color it turns out to be. Is there original hardwood under the bdrm carpet? If so - piece of cake! Just strip the carpet. ANY glue etc will come off with patient thorough gentle sanding.
    I totally agree w/Jen Baron. Most people have no vision& don’t want to be bothered!
    The cabinets can be repainted as long as they r nice cabinets to begin with.
    Call my right - hand - man Keith Lowry ‭1 (262) 325-2785‬.
    I am a wanna - be designer(not professional)&have bought&redone a couple small houses& a condo, which he restored + the house I’m living in. He is does terrific work, is honest& doesn’t charge an arm& a leg! Give him a call& good luck!

  • I too have hired Keith for light electrical & plumbing. He also redid my bathroom which included remove ugly old tile from the walls & putting up subway tiles & re tiled my floor, replaced kitchen counters, sinks, faucets....You name it, Keith can do it. He is on time, honest & fair.

2 days ago

Man With Gun Arrested At Lakeview Convenience Store

...custody, authorities said. Around 11:30 p.m., officers responded to the convenience store at 1153 West Belmont and saw Juan Canas-Perez in possession of a handgun, according to the

    Man With Gun Arrested At Lakeview Convenience Store
    Police responding to a "man with a gun" call at Lakeview 7-Eleven store late Friday took a 26-year-old man into custody, authorities said. Around 11:30 p.m., officers responded to the convenience store at 1153 West Belmont and saw Juan Canas-Perez in possession of a handgun, according to the police department's Office of News Affairs.
    http://www.cwbchicago.com

2 days ago

  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    TUCKPOINTING - NO STRUCTURAL WORK - 100 SQFT

    1134 W. Barry Ave. Issued January 11, 2018 Comment
  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    REMODEL EXISTING SECOND FLOOR BEDROOMS AND BATHROOMS TO CREATE NEW MASTER BEDROOM, NEW MASTER BATHROOM, NEW DEN AND ROUGH-IN FOR FUTURE BATHROOM. WORK TO INCLUDE ARCHITECTURAL, ELECTRICAL & PLUMBING. NO CHANGES TO HVAC. CURRENT USE - RESIDENTIAL / PROPOSED USE - RESIDENTIAL.

    1120 W. Wellington Ave. Issued January 11, 2018 Comment

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Theater Wit’s Flamingo & Decatur Takes a Gamble and Doesn’t Quite Break Even

Flamingo & Decatur runs through February 18 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont, with performances evenings Wednesday-Sunday and Sunday matinees. Visit Theater Wit to learn more and purchase tickets.

    Theater Wit's Flamingo & Decatur Takes a Gamble and Doesn't Quite Break Even
    Flamingo & Decatur, the world-premiere play by Todd Taylor now on through February 18 at Theater Wit in the Belmont Theater District, is a bit of a cross-country sort of affair. Not that it takes the audience from one coast to another. No, this contained production about the housing crisis and gambling-as-a-profession in Las Vegas,...
    https://thirdcoastreview.com

3 days ago

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    EXTERIOR ALTERATIONS TO ADDRESS VIOLATIONS TO AN EXISTING BUILDING TO INCLUDE REBUILDING PORCH FROM GRADE TO ROOF IN BACKYARD, REBUILD EXISTING STEPS TO SECOND FLOOR AND REMOVAL OF EXISTING WOOD AWNING. EXISTING/PROPOSED USE: BUSINESS **Certified Plan Corrections Project - Conditional Permit: Subject to field inspections **

    1015 W. Belmont Ave. Issued January 10, 2018 Comment

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5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Brian Posen is gone. Stage 773 goes on.

1225 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago Lakeview IL 60657

    Brian Posen is gone. Stage 773 goes on.
    Brian Posen's exit this past November from Stage 773, the theater he founded and ran for many years, was one of the least dramatic departures of a powerful man during the fall of Harvey Weinstein. Yes, it's true Posen had a history.
    https://www.chicagoreader.com

4 days ago

What to Eat. Drink. Do. in January

1225 W. Belmont Ave. 773-327-5252

1229 W. Belmont Ave. 773-975-8150

This article has 15 other Chicago locations (Show)

2119 S. Halsted St. 773-523-7437

127 W. Huron St. 312-374-1830

1520 N. Damen Ave. 773-252-1500

5101 N. Clark St. 773-942-7572

4736-38 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-293-2665

600 E. Grand Ave. 800-595-7437

1501 N. Kingsbury St. 773-880-5200

2412 W. North Ave. 312-828-8199

4740 N. Western Ave. 773-728-3890

1725 W. Hubbard St. 312-796-3119

505 N. Michigan Ave. 312-944-4100

149 W. Kinzie St. 773-348-8899

100 N. LaSalle St. 312-621-0801

3637 N. Clark St. 773-388-8260

1029 W. 35th St. 773-523-0200

    What to Eat. Drink. Do. in January
    FRIDAY, JAN. 12 Smokey Joe's Soul Shack at Pleasant House Pub 2119 S. Halsted St. 773-523-7437 Warm up after your stroll through the opening receptions at Pilsen studios during the Chicago Arts District's Second Fridays Gallery Night (6-10 p.m.) by grabbing a drink and dancing to a set from DJ Joe Bryl spanning soul, funk, R&B and disco.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

4 days ago

5 things to do in Chicago this weekend

...week loaded with laughter. From Jan. 11 through Jan. 21, head over to Stage 773 (1225 W. Belmont Ave.) for a collection of hundreds of shows in just eight days, making it the largest...

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Members of the Rebirth Brass Band performing during the Chicago Jazz Festival, at Pritzker Pavilion, in Millennium Park, at 201 E. Randolph Dr., in Chicago, on Sunday Sept., 3, 2017.

...for a young woman who uproots the routine of his life. The Music Box Theatre (3733 N. Southport Ave.) will show the film in 70mm from Jan. 11 through Jan. 18. Daniel Day-Lewis...

...Beerthday Party from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday at its brewpub location (737 W. Randolph St.). Special tappings will occur every half-hour throughout the evening, although the brewers have yet...

...The Rebirth Brass Band’s show begins at 8 p.m. Friday at Thalia Hall (1807 S. Allport St.), the perfect venue to hold their party. The band dresses up classic brass and soul...

...Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz” — at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Symphony Center (220 S. Michigan Ave.). The poems get reworked into symphonic performances that also feature vocalists and spoken word performers...

    5 things to do in Chicago this weekend
    A brewery birthday party and a brass band, a new movie and and MLK celebration, plus the sketch comedy festival, lead our list of best bets this weekend.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

5 days ago

Your guide to SketchFest and Ex Fest

All shows at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont, stage773.com/sketchfest, $15-$250.

This article has 1 other Chicago location (Show)

All shows at the Crowd Theater, 3935 N. Broadway, facebook.com/chicagoexfest, $15-$100.

5 days ago

Jan 07

Updated 6 days ago

CRIME

DEAR ALL:
We have a situation. I have been specifically targeted for vandalism and it concerns me that it is related to the muggings of November 8th.
On January 4th at 9:52pm a car drove up and parked across the street from our house on Clarendon (exactly where the mugging and beating took place on November 8th). At 9:54:50pm a young man gets out of his car and walks down our street, at 9:55:45pm he returns to his car, at...

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DEAR ALL:
We have a situation. I have been specifically targeted for vandalism and it concerns me that it is related to the muggings of November 8th.
On January 4th at 9:52pm a car drove up and parked across the street from our house on Clarendon (exactly where the mugging and beating took place on November 8th). At 9:54:50pm a young man gets out of his car and walks down our street, at 9:55:45pm he returns to his car, at 9:57:02pm he gets back out of his car, heads straight to my classic 1997 Camaro parked in front of my house on Hutchinson, pulls out a large knife tool, and destroys the passenger side of my Camaro. I have it all on tape but unfortunately he was well covered with hoodie including his face, and the cameras could not pick up the license plate number.
I have a strong suspicion that this is in retaliation from my involvement of the muggings.
I am in contact with the lead detective on the muggings case to see how to proceed.
Let's keep an eye out please.

  • Brian..its actually 60660Gal.
    Not 60657..but its okay..you can call me 606!

  • George F in Ravenswood displaced New Yorker

    No problem Mute. Knowledge is power, and forewarned is forearmed, and any other cliches that apply. BTW I consider something that is still cool after twenty years, and stands the test of time, a classic. Except maybe a Yugo.

6 days ago

Elk Grove Leo Club collects pet food and toys for Almost Home Foundation

Collection boxes for these items are located at the Elk Grove Park District Pavilion, 1000 Wellington Ave.; Hattendorf Center, 225 E. Elk Grove Blvd.; the main office at Elk Grove High School, 500 W. Elk Grove Blvd.; and at the b.i.s.i Chicago Dance Company, 660 Meacham Road.

    Elk Grove Leo Club collects pet food and toys for Almost Home Foundation
    Deadline for donations is Saturday, Jan. 13 Submitted by Ray Szull The Elk Grove Village Leo Club is conducting its annual Pet Food Drive to benefit the Almost Home Foundation based in Schaumburg.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

Jan 08

Updated 6 days ago

Free mvmt shop opens in Old Dry Cleaner on Southport and Waveland

Free mvmt shop opens today at 3649 Southport, across from Jewel Osco. Free mvmt shop is a movement--based fitness pop-up. They will be in the neighborhood until May 1st offfering classes in cardio-dance, animal movement, shadowboxing, yoga, pilates, and conditioning for all skill and experience levels. They support a Different local Nonprofit each month with a percent of sales. Definitely an exciting addition to the Southport Corridor.

Jan 09

Jan 06

Updated Jan 08

Breakfast/brunch suggestions for East Lakeview

I was so happy to find Horizon cafe after Melrose closed down last year for just a good, affordable breakfast with no frills. I was heartbroken to go out in the cold this morning for breakfast at Horizon to find it’s doors permanently closed.
Do any of you have good east Lakeview suggestions for breakfast/brunch? I’m not a huge fan of Anne Sathers or Stella’s Diner and Yolk tends to be a huge wait with sometimes a lack of space to hang out indoors while waiting.

  • Alice East Lakeview

    Wilde does a decent brunch

  • Thank you everyone for all of the wonderful suggestions :)

Jan 07

Updated Jan 08

Cleaning service

In search of a cleaning service fir an
air BNB

  • d3 NOH

    Did the city approve your license even without you living there? Did you have to appeal ?

  • D3 if you have any questions call Kirk at (224) 805-7412. SMA mechanical is a legitimate company. That is if you are referring to my comment about work that Rose Lloyd posted about.

Jan 08

Updated Jan 08

Neighbors, where can I get a zipper Pull (zipper mend) really quick

I have 24 hours to get a zipper pull. Where should I go, thanks. I looked online but would have to order it.

Jan 07

Flying Elephant Productions to present anti-Trump musical

...Ty Miles. WE THE PEOPLE will play January 26 — February 10, 2018 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at stage773.com, by calling 773 327-5252 or...

    Flying Elephant Productions to present anti-Trump musical - Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News Archive - Windy City Times
    CHICAGO ( January 4, 2018 ) - Flying Elephant Productions is pleased to launch its inaugural season with the world premiere of WE THE PEOPLE: The Anti-Trump Musical, a political musical song cycle about the turbulent 2016 election, with six actors playing 55 characters.
    http://www.windycitymediagroup.com

Jan 07

Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival starts this week

...highly anticipated sketch comedy festival takes place January 11 through 21, 2018 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont. "SketchFest" continues to grow and evolve year after year, cementing the city's reputation as...

    Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival starts this week
    Live Broadcast WATCH NOW BREAKING NEWS WEATHER RADAR: Track the storm with LIVE Doppler 7 MAX WATCH LIVE BREAKING NEWS WEATHER RADAR: Track the storm with LIVE Doppler 7 MAX The nation's largest and most highly anticipated sketch comedy festival takes place January 11 through 21, 2018 at Stage 773, 1225 W.
    http://abc7chicago.com

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Jan 05

Kikko needs a home

A month ago someone posted about the loss of their dog. I think a Pittie. This beautiful girl needs a loving Home and I thought of you. I am not a techie so I don’t know how to find your post and I have no idea how to add the Facebook post so I just took pictures and attached them. This was shared with Paw’s volunteers and I’m a volunteer. Thanks

Jan 05

Weekend Events: Don't Look Now [35mm], Xiu Xiu Performs Twin Peaks, Dark Art

BLADE RUNNER 2049 - (Jan. 5th-11th; closed Jan. 8th) Grab some drinks and enjoy a movie at the Brew & View! 6:30pm. Vic Theatre, 3145 N. Sheffield Ave., Chicago, IL. 6:30pm. ($5)

Hitch*Cocktails - (Fridays at 10pm) Alfred Hitchcock-themed improv skits based on audience suggestions. Live jazz band, parlor games. Actors must drink as the plot thickens. The Annoyance Theatre & Bar, 851 W. Belmont, Chicago, IL 60657. Runs through March 23rd, 2018.

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...and impossible to forget. Doc Films, Max Palevsky Cinema, Ida Noyes Hall, University of Chicago, 1212 E. 59th St., Chicago, IL 60637. Plus, BLADE RUNNER 2049 screens Saturday at 7pm & Sunday at 3pm. On...

THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW [35mm] - (Jan. 6th at midnight) Midnight madness with the shadowcast! Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Avenue, Chicago, IL 60613.

THE STRANGE ONES - (Jan. 5th-11th) Mysterious, atmospheric drama about two young men on the run. Times vary. Facets Cinémathèque, 1517 W. Fullerton, Chicago, IL 60614.

...Quicksails also performs. Doors open at 7:30pm; show starts at 8:30pm. Thalia Hall, 1807 S. Allport St., Chicago, IL 60608. (Note: only general admission tickets are still available...

...Bucket O' Blood's “Bloody Reads” horror book discussion series! Bucket O' Blood Books & Records, 3182 N. Elston, Chicago, IL 60618. BYOB...

...in genetics and teaches a Biology Through Art course at Loyola University Chicago. ARC Gallery, 2156 N. Damen, Chicago, IL. Exhibition runs through January 27th, 2018. Gallery hours: Wed.-Sat. 12pm-6pm; Sundays...

...have now retired to a nursing home. Her work is quite interesting. Catherine Edelman Gallery, 300 W. Superior, Lower Level, Chicago, IL 60654...

LEE GRANTHAM: Reverse Acrylic Paintings - (Jan. 5th-Feb. 24th) Opening reception is Friday from 5:30pm-7:30pm. Solo exhibition of stylized pop culture imagery painted in reverse on Plexiglass. Jean Albano Gallery, 215 W. Superior, Chicago, IL 60654.

RODIN: Sculptor and Storyteller - (through March 4th, 2018) Seeing Auguste Rodin's famous sculptures up close and personal is definitely an experience to remember and cherish. Hours. Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan, Chicago, IL.

Nevermore: The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe - (Jan. 5th-28th) Black Button Eyes Productions presents the Chicago premiere of this musical at The Edge Theater, 5451 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL 60640. (On Jan. 19th, celebrate a toast to Poe's birthday after the show.)

Trapped in a Room with a Zombie - Room Escape adventures where guests must figure out clues and puzzles to escape a room they share with a snarling, chained-up zombie. Ages 14+ or must have parent. Fine Arts Building, 408 S. Michigan, Chicago, IL 60605.

SLAY BELLS RING - (Jan. 13th, 2018) Murder Mystery Dinner. Skellington Manor, 420 18th St., Rock Island, IL 61201. (Dec. 16th already sold out, so book your tickets soon!)

Windy City Horrorama Film Festival - (April 27th-29th) New independent film festival to debut at the Davis Theater, 4614 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625.

    Weekend Events: Don't Look Now [35mm], Xiu Xiu Performs Twin Peaks, Dark Art
    Hello, 2018! If you're reading this, you made it out alive. As my father recently stated, "Well, at least 2017 won't be written on our gravestones." That's one way of looking at it. So, while we've got the threat of a nuclear holocaust weighing over our heads to start out the New Year, the best...
    http://www.chicagonow.com

Oct 16 2012

Updated Jan 04

Illinois Police Department call scam (?)

Has anyone recieved any calls from the Illinois Police Department asking for donations. At least once a year I receive a call from people claiming to be from the Illinois Police Department, in the calls they either ask for a donation to help fallen officers or in one call that I recieved recently, the person tried to sell me energy efficiency light bulbs (being that the proceeds benefit families of) As a senior citizen, I have always been aware of scams and have often wondered if this is such.

  • Always look up the Form 990 for not for profit charities. It is filed w/ the Secretary of State.

    The Illinois Police Association ends up giving less than 10% of money raised to police charities on a yearly basis.

    The also have high complaints with consumer groups about not removing phone numbers of those who request being removed.

  • nancy and d3. excellent suggestion. asking simply and politely for that org status can probably tell you all you need to know.

Jan 04

Jan 02

Mythos Greek and Six More Chicago Restaurant Closures to Know

LAKEVIEW— Blackwood BBQ has closed on the corner of Belmont and Sheffield at 962 W. Belmont Avenue. Ownership put up a sign explaining their decision, as most of their business was coming from catering and delivery. Locations in River North, West Loop, and the Loop remain open.

LAKEVIEW— Blackwood BBQ has closed on the corner of Belmont and Sheffield at 962 W. Belmont Avenue. Ownership put up a sign explaining their decision, as most of their business was coming from catering and delivery. Locations in River North, West Loop, and the Loop remain open.

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EDGEBROOK— After five years, Ivy’s Burgers, Hot Dogs, and Fries is closed at 5419 W. Devon Avenue. Yelp users say it’s closed, and a LTHForum member posted that signs for a...

THE LOOP— Cavanaugh’s closed just before Christmas, ending a 28-year run at the Monadack Building, 53 W. Jackson Boulevard. The tavern served pub food, cocktails, and beer.

NORTH CENTER— Mr. B’s BBQ has closed at 4160 N. Lincoln Avenue. The catering business will remain and operate out of the same address, according to a Facebook post.

...ground floor. However, the Thai restaurant announced it’s moving to a new space at 1512 N. LaSalle Drive inside the renovated Carling Hotel. The new Garlic and Chili should open on February 2...

RAVENSWOOD— Mythos Greek Taverna, a Greek restaurant that opened in 2008, closed in December. The BYO spot was a neighborhood gem. Signs for a new Greek restaurant, specializing in street food, have gone up in the window at 2300 W. Montrose Avenue.

STREETERVILLE— 52Eighty Rooftop Lounge, the space inside the Cambria Chicago Magnificent Mile hotel, is now closed to the general public. The hotel has converted the space exclusively for private events at 166 E. Superior Street.

    Mythos Greek and Six More Chicago Restaurant Closures to Know
    EDGEBROOK- After five years, Ivy's Burgers, Hot Dogs, and Fries is closed at 5419 W. Devon Avenue. Yelp users say it's closed, and a LTHForum member posted that signs for a new restaurant, Ruk Sushi Thai, have gone up. It's unclear if this is a new location for the Jefferson Park restaurant or a replacement.
    https://chicago.eater.com

Jan 02

Jan 01

Updated Jan 01

Lakeview -- are the stores open New Years day?

Hi everybody, I wasn't paying attention. Are Whole Foods, Jewel Walmart and other stores open today?

  • Check out websites. Almost all list their store hours on the holidays.

  • Yes...but you have to scour for the locations and there are varying hours with many; like Whole Paycheck (oops...Whole Foods). S0, I figure, just call the location.

Dec 28

Updated Dec 31

New to Lakeview

Hi there!
I’m new to the area and looking for suggestions of places in Lakeview to check out!

Thanks!

  • carly, you still with us?!

  • Gino Pinto Foursided Custom Framing Co-Owner

    Lots of great suggestions for food and drinks—all wonderful ideas! Also, don’t forget to check out the great selection of independent retail stores that are here year round...such as:
    Foursided - gifts and framing - 2939 N Broadway
    Foursided - cards and gifts - 2958 N Clark
    Inkling - 2917...

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    Lots of great suggestions for food and drinks—all wonderful ideas! Also, don’t forget to check out the great selection of independent retail stores that are here year round...such as:
    Foursided - gifts and framing - 2939 N Broadway
    Foursided - cards and gifts - 2958 N Clark
    Inkling - 2917 N Clark
    Bittersweet - bakery and gifts - 1114 W Belmont
    Windy City Sweets - 3310 N Broadway
    Cram men’s clothing - 3331 N Broadway
    The Alley - Clothing - 3221 N Clark
    Ragstock - hip used clothing - 812 W Belmont
    Strange Cargo - clothing, etc - custom T-shirt’s - 3448 N Clark
    Hollywood Mirror - kitsch clothes and gifts - 812 W Belmont
    Red Balloon - children’s clothing - 3651 N Southport

    I’m sure I missed a few great independent stores in Lakeview, but this should give you a few places as you get to know this incredible neighborhood. Have fun!

Dec 30

Updated Dec 31

Police letting crazies loose

http://www.cwbchicago.com/2017/12/lakeview-man-brandishing-ax-claims-he.html?m=1

This statement in the article
"Police cannot arrest someone based on anonymous complaints" is new to me.

    Lakeview Man Brandishing Ax Claims He Did It Because Of Trump - And Cops Let Him Go
    A Lakeview man was released without charges Saturday evening after he told police that he took out his newly-purchased ax on a CTA bus "because of our current president." Multiple 911 callers reported seeing a white male in a blue and white plaid shirt carrying an ax or waving an ax on the street near the 1300 block of West Wellington shortly after 5 p.m.
    http://www.cwbchicago.com
  • This story makes no sense. Buying an ax from Menards is perfectly legal. Taking the bus with Menards purchases is perfectly legal. How does Trump fit into this story? Trump wants to subsidized coal. An ax is used for chopping wood. This man wants to heat his house using firewood instead of natural gas, something that would please Trump because clean energy is a goal for Libtards and others who hate 'Merica. And now you know the rest of the story...

  • BettyR Northcenter

    If the man with the ax did not do anything wrong and there is not a legitimate complaint against him, the police can’t do anything.

    Trump was in the story because allegedly the man with the ax brought up his name.

    Way to go off track, Mark Jones.

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