3 days ago

Updated 4 hours ago

BOOKS

Does any organization or individual take books as a donation anymore? or should they just be thrown in the recycle bin for garbage collection?

  • Teachers are always looking for very specific books, not your trash. We already have plenty on our plate without fielding worthless heavy books from well-intending strangers.

  • Mute Mute Me

    "Teachers are always looking for very specific books, not your trash. We already have plenty on our plate without fielding worthless heavy books"

    Typical. Has no idea what books the op has but calls them trash,worthless and heavy! How teacherly.

2 days ago

Updated 14 hours ago

Chicago home in Southport Corridor: $2.3M

3257 N. Lakewood Ave. in Chicago: $2,300,000

    Chicago home in Southport Corridor: $2.3M
    3257 N. Lakewood Ave. in Chicago, illinois
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

  • Mute Mute Me

    If prefering 2 million buys me a house with no neighbors is a classist. Im a classist.

  • beezil knows better than to get into it with it.

    It just posts to provoke. It's a wonder ppl don't figure that out.

21 hours ago

45 hours ago

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Ravenswood and Irving Park

Hi all, the police and fire department just shut down Ravenswood north of Irving Park Rd (9:15pm Tuesday 11/14) anyone know why?

  • There was a fire in the uniform company in the 4100 block of Ravenswood.

  • I left 4043 Ravenswood at around 10 and saw four ambulances, two fire trucks, and the police car blocking Ravenswood at Irving. Its odd that something calling for that kind of response wasn't covered in the media.

Nov 10

Updated 3 days ago

Two Gunmen Rob Big & Little's Thursday Morning; Preschoolers Witness Get-Away

Detectives are investigating the Thursday morning armed robbery of Big & Little’s restaurant, 1034 West Belmont. Two men, both armed with handguns, entered the eatery just before 11 a.m. and...

    Two Gunmen Rob Big & Little's Thursday Morning; Preschoolers Witness Get-Away
    Detectives are investigating the Thursday morning armed robbery of Big & Little's restaurant, 1034 West Belmont. Two men, both armed with handguns, entered the eatery just before 11 a.m. and demanded the store's proceeds, police said.
    http://www.cwbchicago.com

  • Mute Mute Me

    So you think they would have had police stationed at 11am in front of this daycare if it werent for the mayor and alderman?

    I dont remember daycares at 11am being hotspots for police before this current alderperson or mayor.

  • no, of course not. I agree with Li's first comment "police on every corner." assigning police to "stations" is probably as ineffective as those blue light cameras the tax payers spent and continue to spend millions for.

    but I do think having a city with an appropriately sized, renowned and effective police department would have both an active and deterrent effect on every category of crime.

3 days ago

Holiday theater and events for winter 2017-18

...are treated to milk and cookies served by the cast (November 17-December 30 at 1225 W. Belmont...

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Everybody's favorite witches, one “good,” and the other one “wicked” return to Chicago in WICKED December 6 through January 21, 2018 at the Oriental Theatre (24 W. Randolph).

...cocoa. Saturdays and Sundays, December 2-17, 2017 at Chicago Children’s Theatre, The Station, 100 S. Racine Ave.

...Charles Dickens’ classic tale, mixing everything from reggae, dancehall, and dubstep to epic rock ballads. (800 E. Grand Ave.) as the ghosts of Hip-hop Past, Present, and Future lead Scrooge on a journey...

THE AUDIENCE comes to TimeLine Theatre, 615 W. Wellington Ave. The production, by Peter Morgan, directed by TimeLine Associate Artistic Director Nick Bowling stars TimeLine Company Member Janet Ulrich Brooks as Queen Elizabeth II. (November 12 through December 3). 

BLACK ENSEMBLE THEATER (4450 N Clark St.,) has a treat in store with the original production of Sammy Davis Jr.with SAMMY...

The classic, IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS at the Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph) tells the story of two showbiz buddies putting on a show in a picturesque Vermont inn, and finding their perfect mates in the bargain.  (November 21 – December 3). 

PUFF: BELIEVE IT OR NOT with Remy Bumppo Theatre Company at the Greenhouse Theater Center (2257 N. Lincoln Ave.) explores  the salon society of 1840s Paris and is packed full of elegant plotting, quirky...

 LOOKINGGLASS THEATRE (821 N Michigan Ave.), circus-infused HARD TIMES filled with a Dickensian carnival of characters now through January 14, 2018.

VICTORY GARDENS THEATRE Victory Gardens Biograph Theatre, (2433 N Lincoln Avenue) presents FADE witty behind-the-scenes drama about Mexican-born Lucia who is hired to write for a ruthless Hollywood TV series (now-December 23).

Nov 05

Updated 3 days ago

COYOTE

Holy Sh*t, I'm standing last night on my porch around 10:45pm having my drinks before heading downtown to Gibson's, and this huge animal which I later learn to be a coyote, zipped at 100mph past my house east on Hutchinson.
Unreal.

4 days ago

snow shoveler near Broadway and Wellington?

I'm looking for someone I can pay to shovel our front sidewalk this winter right around Broadway and Wellington. Anyone know anyone?

4 days ago

    The 22nd Annual Southport Holiday Stroll is December 1, 2017
    It's that time of year again! The Southport Holiday Stroll will be held on Friday, December 1, 2017 from 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM this year from Belmont to Irving Park Road. More information can be found here from the Lakeview Chamber of Commerce!
    http://southportcorridorchicago.blogspot.com

Jun 14 2012

Updated 4 days ago

Looking for mechanic for Prius near Lakeview

Does anyone know an honest and reasonable mechanic who works on Toyota Prius? I saw a Yelp listing for Motocare on Western but I don't know anything about them.

  • I've had really good luck with Nal's Auto Repair on Irving Park @ Ravenswood. Check out some reviews:
    http://www.yelp.com/biz/nals-chicago

  • Jeff Avondale resident, avid cyclist

    Green Wheels Automotive Services,
    1540 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
    Auto dealership & mechanic specializing in electric cars & environmentally-oriented vehicles with good reviews

Nov 11

Updated 6 days ago

LOST DOG

A friend lost his dog Armitage LaPorte
Lukey, 5 year old male Shih Tzu
No collar, No chip
If you’ve seen him please
Call Ritilio 773 681-6597
If you call his name, he’ll come to you.
His family really misses him.
Thank you

Nov 10

Updated 6 days ago

Be careful out there today - streets and sidewalks glaze ice

I just returned from being out. I was east of Ashland Ave. at about Fullerton. The side streets and sidewalks are glaze ice. Cars are fishtailing and skidding trying to stop. I tried to stop at one intersection and forget it --- my car just kept going and stopped about the middle of the intersection. It was that way all the way until Western, where it's not so bad, but is still wet and looks icy in places.

Bicyclists are having a very hard time of it. They skid if they try to slow down or stop, and then when they put their foot down they slip.

So far the main streets are just slushy and are safer.

  • catlady for the love of cats, lets get along!

    oh man, thanks for the heads up Beeb! I am one who hates driving in the snow, yes i've lived here all my life but i still cannot do it lol. I shall be driving super slow this evening. Stay safe!

  • Buses were stuck on broadway.

  • Victor Perez small business owner

    If you're in need of snow and ice removal or preventive maintenance call
    312 885 1719
    Reasonably priced
    Quality assurance contracting services llc

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Nov 09

Updated Nov 10

Spree of muggings early evening November 8th in Buena Park

CHICAGO - Residents of Chicago's Uptown neighborhood should be on guard after reports of three separate muggings that occurred in just 15 minutes Wednesday night.
The first robbery happened around 7:30 p.m. near West Buena and North Clarendon avenues. The victim said four males attacked him and ran east, toward Marine Drive.
Right after that, another man was reportedly beaten up and robbed in the 700-block of West Bittersweet Place.
Minutes later, the group reportedly beat a 50-year-old man to...

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CHICAGO - Residents of Chicago's Uptown neighborhood should be on guard after reports of three separate muggings that occurred in just 15 minutes Wednesday night.
The first robbery happened around 7:30 p.m. near West Buena and North Clarendon avenues. The victim said four males attacked him and ran east, toward Marine Drive.
Right after that, another man was reportedly beaten up and robbed in the 700-block of West Bittersweet Place.
Minutes later, the group reportedly beat a 50-year-old man to the ground, but he was not robbed. The attackers ran north on Clarendon. The victim was treated at a hospital.
There is surveillance video of one of the violent attacks. The robbers appear to be between 15-18 years old.
I have been in contact with the investigating officers of these incidents.
As I have recording cameras surrounding my estate on Hutchinson and Clarendon,
I will check to see if there is anything that can be helpful to police. I have reported this information to the police.

  • TS

    Thank you for getting involved and being vigilant. I'm not sure why this keeps happening, almost daily, but we see very little police presence in the area.

  • Thanks for your vigilance. My friend and his pregnant wife have a condo in that exact area, and I do worry about their safety going to/fro work, especially since it gets darker outside earlier.

  • Mute Mute Me

    " I'm not sure why this keeps happening"

    what has changed that would stop it from happening?

    "My friend and his pregnant wife have a condo in that exact area, and I do worry about their safety"

    im not sure if a pregnant woman would be seen as an easy target or just the opposite since if caught there are added charges.

    why would anyone want to raise children in that area? Hopefully they dont plan to stay long!

Nov 10

2 men sought in Lakeview armed robberies, one reportedly witnessed by preschoolers

The most recent robbery was Thursday morning. Two men with guns robbed "Big and little's" Restaurant located at 1034 W Belmont Ave.

On their way out, they ran past some children from the L&L Academy and Preschool, located at 1056 W Belmont Ave, before jumping into their getaway car -- a silver 4-door vehicle, according to CWB Chicago.

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Two men, matching the robbers' descriptions, also robbed someone on the street in the 900 block of West Grace on October 29.

    2 men sought in Lakeview armed robberies, one reportedly witnessed by preschoolers
    CHICAGO -- Police have issued a community alert after two armed robberies in the city's Lakeview neighborhood. One of the robberies was reportedly witnessed by a group of preschoolers. Police say the robbers are between 25-30-years old, 5'8 to 6 feet tall, 160-180 lbs. Both men are said to have braided hair.
    http://wgntv.com

Nov 10

Nov 09

Nov 08

Did you attend the community meeting Tues Nov 7?

Our apartment building got the notice yesterday too late, but the address on the flyer was wrong: Meet at Broadway and Racine.

Nov 08

Review: “In the Next Room, or the Vibrator Play”

Where: TimeLine Theatre Company at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave.

    Review: "In the Next Room, or the Vibrator Play" - hpherald.com
    RECOMMENDED Where: TimeLine Theatre Company at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. When: through Dec. 16 Tickets: $42.50-$56.50 Phone: 773-327-5252 By ANNE SPISELMAN Theater Critic Sarah Ruhl's "In the Next Room, or the Vibrator Play" turns what is now little more than a footnote in medical
    http://hpherald.com

Nov 08

Sep 27

Updated Nov 06

Injured goose

Does anyone know who to contact about a goose at belmont harbor missing a foot. It seems to be cast out of the group of geese all by itself.

I saw this yesterday but today saw just one in the water honking like it was in distress maybe the same one? Isnt it unusual for them to be aline?

  • @mute, try calling the alderman, when I needed help with rescuing the injured goose I contacted Tim Cullerton and he worked with me (through a series of emails) till it got helped, the dawn information I got, I got from him. he followed up with her to make sure the goose was taken care of.

  • Mute Mute Me

    Is fullerton the alderman at 3410 lsd?

Nov 04

Updated Nov 05

Smoke Detectors With Cameras!

I have to replace my smoke detectors, so I hopped on Amazon to see what they got. Boy, was I surprised to see how readily available smoke detectors with hidden cameras are! Creepy! Just a warning to all you renters out there. It you feel like someone's watching, they probably are!

Nov 02

Updated Nov 05

Mail Boxes

Where have all the mail boxes gone in Lake View???

  • Actually the post office was honest this time. After work I walked around aND saw all the missing boxes back In my area of lakeview

  • Yves, thus far my weekend has been grand. Hope yours has been as well.

Nov 03

Updated Nov 05

Update on the Garbage pickups

All, when the garbage cans overflowed on Pine Grove/Sheridan/Marine Drive earlier this year, I wrote the aldermen and Streets and San. I got a lovely letter from Str & San:
"My office received a copy of your recent letter...Thank you for taing the time to report your concerns....the 46th Ward superintendent reported that the baskets at these locations will be serviced regularly.... and more frequently."

  • d3 NOH

    Does the ssa fund these?

  • I have received the same response to my complaints to Cappleman’s office in the early summer. A week later the garbage cans were overflowing again, and this continued all summer and into the fall.

  • Nora H 15 year Lakeview resident, member ELVN

    It seems a little better lately let’s all keep on this.

Nov 04

Nov 04

Eric Fischer posted 1 photo to Flickr:

Nov 02

Fall Theater Highlights from Hedy Weiss: Goodman, Black Ensemble, More

Where: BoHo Theatre at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave.

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Where: Porchlight Music Theatre at Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn St.

Where: Lookingglass Theatre, 821 N. Michigan Ave.

Where: Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn St.

Where: Black Ensemble Theater, 4450 N. Clark St.

    Fall Theater Highlights from Hedy Weiss: Goodman, Black Ensemble, More
    Chicago Sun-Times theater and dance critic Hedy Weiss shares her recommendations from Porchlight Music Theatre, Lookingglass, Goodman, Black Ensemble Theater and BoHo Theatre-including a circus-themed approach to a Charles Dickens show. "Billy Elliot the Musical" Highly recommended When: Through Nov. 26 Where: Porchlight Music Theatre at Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N.
    http://chicagotonight.wttw.com

Nov 02

Before Decamping for Broadway’s <em>Harry Potter</em>, Alex Weisman Plays a Role That’s Close to Home

Go:Significant Other runs November 3 to December 9 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. $15 to $38. theaterwit.org This article appears in the November 2017 issue of Chicago magazine. Subscribe to Chicago magazine.

    Before Becoming Broadway's Harry Potter, Alex Weisman Plays a Role That's Close to Home
    Alex Weisman's place is in disarray. Wearing a faded black T-shirt, shorts, and flip-flops, the actor maneuvers around piles of half-filled boxes as he makes his way to the deck of his Lincoln Park townhouse. It's a warm, sunny September afternoon, and he knows it's a final moment of calm.
    http://www.chicagomag.com

Nov 02

10 Hot Shows Not-To-Miss In Chicago This November

1229 W. Belmont

This article has 8 other Chicago locations (Show)

821 N. Michigan on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile

151 W. Randolph in Chicago’s Downtown Theater District

170 N. Dearborn

77 W. Washington in Chicago’s Downtown Theater District

5535 S. Ellis

3014 W. Irving Park

2433 N. Lincoln 

5451 N. Broadway

    10 Hot Shows Not-To-Miss In Chicago This November
    With more than 250 companies, Chicago is known across the world for its innovative and vibrant theatre scene . Add a performance (or two!) to your Chicago itinerary &#x2013; plus, experience many shows on a budget with half-price theater tickets from Hot Tix !
    https://www.choosechicago.com

Oct 31

Updated Nov 01

Rental properties in Lake View

Hi! My husband and I are moving from DC to Chicago in April and are looking to rent in before buying. We've never worked with a broker before but think that may be our best option, since we'll only have a day or two to visit and find a place.

Does anyone have suggestions on a broker/agent? Thanks!

Ami

  • Hi Ami, I would be happy to help! I currently live in Lakeview and am also an agent with @ properties. Please feel free to send me an email (ashleydoran@atproperties.com) or give me a call (773-999-3086). Best of Luck!

  • Ami

    thanks everyone for all the feedback and contacts! we'll definitely be reaching out :)

Oct 30

Updated Nov 01

Saying hello!

Hi neighbors! I am a longtime Lakeview resident, but have just now joined Everyblock! Looking forward to meeting neighbors and participating in discussion. I live in the Southport Corridor (which Chicago Mag just declared the Unofficial Empanada District), work in the community as a realtor, and love frequenting our local businesses and restaurants!

Have a happy and safe halloween, and see you in the neighborhood!

  • Mr P Real Estate Broker

    Welcome, you'll love living near the Southport Corridor...

  • Cubbyguy Landlord and Tax Consultant

    Welcome Jen!

Nov 01

  • Permit issued for new construction

    SELF-CERTIFICATION REVIEW: ERECT 2 STORY SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE (4A CONSTRUCTION) WITH BASEMENT, ROOF TOP DECK, ROOF TOP STAIR ENCLOSURE, TRELLIS, DETACHED 3 CAR GARAGE (4A CONSTRUCTION) WITH ROOF TOP DECK AS PER PLAN.

    1042 W. Wellington Ave. Issued October 30, 2017 Comment

Nov 01

Oct 27

Updated Oct 31

The never ending Broadway Roscoe project has just been re-opened!

Just a couple of weeks after they finally completed the work, while leaving a messy trail of tar in our neighborhood after laying down the first coat, and finally laying down the asphalt top coat, they have just cut open 1/3 of the Southbound Street between about Roscoe and Aldine! I saw it coming last week when they made 4 saw cuts leaving a pile of dust blowing in the wind, and now they cut through the rebar and the mess and noise continues!
Alderman Tom Tunney, what happened?

  • Jeffrey Littleton 3rd Generation Uptown

    It needs a road mural.

  • Ed H. 5 year Lakeview resident

    I agree with Bus Pads. Seems like they are at, or very close to, CTA Bus stops. Looks like they also put in cross walks that look like brick (but really are just formed/colored concrete).

Oct 31

Lashes?

First timer, looking for recommendations nearby

Oct 31

In the Next Room, or the Vibrator Play: Where Clueless Men Misunderstand Female Sexuality

In the Next Room, or the Vibrator Play by Timeline Theatre continues through December 16 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. Performances are Wednesday-Sunday with tickets priced at $42.50 to $56.50. Buy them online or call 773-327-5252.

    In the Next Room, or the Vibrator Play: Where Clueless Men Misunderstand Female Sexuality
    It's a woman's play, about an era when women's physical and emotional needs and desires were not only misunderstood, but completely ignored. Sarah Ruhl's In the Next Room, or the Vibrator Play is a charming and titillating look at life in the bad old 19th century.
    https://thirdcoastreview.com

Oct 30

Police Warn Of Home Invasions & Burglaries In Lincoln Park This Month

•In the 3000 Block of North Kenmore on Oct. 19 at approximately 3:56 a.m.

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•In the 2600 Block of North Burling on Oct. 16 at approximately 3:50 a.m.

    Police Warn Of Home Invasions & Burglaries In Lincoln Park This Month
    Police are warning about a series of home invasions or residential burglaries that have taken place this month. In each case, a single young man broke into homes in the middle of the night, while the people living in the homes were asleep, police said in a Monday afternoon community alert.
    http://chicagoist.com

Dec 11

Updated Oct 30

One day parking in Lakeview?

I have a friend who wants to come to the city (by car) and go to the museums, theaters, etc. and stay overnight. I live near Broadway/Waveland, in the heart of Wrigleyville and the parking is cost prohibitive. I looked at some of the garages and the one on Broadway charges $45 for 24 hours - ouch! Street parking is limited to 3 hours.
Would anyone know where someone could park for one day and overnight without paying with their life?
I also have relatives who want to visit.

  • the only answer here is spothero...it is simple, almost always significantly cheaper than regular charges and available spots all over city. Or she should plan to come on weekday mid morning and everywhere (except downtown or wrigleyville if cubs day game ) including edgewater you will find open free street parking. If either of those options dont work i suggest she use alternate form of transportation to get to the big city

  • Mute Mute Me

    Just offer someone who.lives there a couple bucks for a 24 hr parking pass. Why don't you go get some from your alderman office?

Oct 29

Overnight Armed Home Invasions Reported On North Side

at 3:56 a.m. on Oct. 19 in the 3000 block of North Kenmore; and

This article has 1 other Chicago location (Show)

about 3:50 a.m. on Oct. 16 in the 2600 block of North Lincoln;

    Overnight Armed Home Invasions Reported On North Side
    CHICAGO (CBS) - Chicago Police are looking for an armed man who entered homes during overnight hours this month as people slept in their North Side homes. The three reported home invasions and burglaries happened: about 3:50 a.m. on Oct. 16 in the 2600 block of North Lincoln; at 3:56 a.m.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

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