1 hour ago

Found eyeglasses

Men's prescription eye glasses hound at bus stop, Halsted and Diversey on 7/17
Contact salemom49@hotmail.com

32 hours ago

32 hours ago

  • Permit issued for signs

    NEW AWNING INSTALLED WITH GRAPHICS. AWNING IS INSTALLED ON THE SOUTH WALL OF THE BUILDING. THE AWNING FACES SOUTH.

    1650 W. Belmont Ave. Issued July 16, 2018 Comment

2 days ago

    Lakeview Man Took "Upskirt" Pic On Loop Escalator, Prosecutors Say
    A Lakeview man used his phone to film up the skirt of a woman who was ahead of him on a Loop department store escalator, police say. John Billhorn, 57, is charged with one misdemeanor count of videotaping through clothes. He was released on a recognizance bond and is due back in court on July 26.
    http://www.cwbchicago.com

3 days ago

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Farewell Dear Neighbors

It’s been a good run here on Everyblock. May you all do well and be safe. Thank you for being caring neighbors.

  • Catbus Philosopher, Third-Class

    Having seen the conversations from other neighborhoods, I'm grateful that our share of trolls and racists was relatively low. Relatively.

4 days ago

5 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

What are these tower things?

Any idea what these tower things are that appeared a few weeks ago? They're south of Belmont, in that open field between the playground and the tennis courts right next to southbound Lake Shore Dr. Just curious.

5 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Goodbye

Sad to see EB going again. Unfortunately, Nextdoor seems to be mostly ads.

Thanks all for your contributions!

6 days ago

Street sweeping error in schedule

This is from Ald. Tunney about street sweeping tomorrow in Lakeview -- Section 12, Side A. That's the area between Roscoe, Addison, Ashland and Racine. You'll have to check the map here to see if you're side A or B. http://www.44thward.org/street-sweeping/

Dear Neighbor,
My office has learned of an error in the posted street cleaning schedule. Section 12 Side A, originally scheduled for cleaning on July 30th, will be cleaned tomorrow between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. If you are...

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This is from Ald. Tunney about street sweeping tomorrow in Lakeview -- Section 12, Side A. That's the area between Roscoe, Addison, Ashland and Racine. You'll have to check the map here to see if you're side A or B. http://www.44thward.org/street-sweeping/

Dear Neighbor,
My office has learned of an error in the posted street cleaning schedule. Section 12 Side A, originally scheduled for cleaning on July 30th, will be cleaned tomorrow between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. If you are in this section, please move your vehicle to ensure the street is properly cleaned.
I apologize for this error in the schedule and will work with the Department of Streets and Sanitation to ensure the posted schedule is correct going forward.
I appreciate your patience and understanding.
Sincerely,
Tom Tunney
Alderman, 44th Ward

6 days ago

Hector Rivera, Age 70, Missing

HECTOR RIVERA, age 70, has been reported missing since Tuesday morning and the Special Victims Unit of the CPD has issued an alert. He was last seen on Lincoln/Montrose. He was wearing a blue polo shirt with horizontal stripes and black pants.

He may be disoriented.

Mr. Rivera is Latino, with gray hair and brown eyes. He is 5'6" tall and weighs 150 lbs.

If you have any information that might help locate him, please call the Special Victims Unit at (312) 744-8266.

6 days ago

Hector Rivera, Age 70, Missing

HECTOR RIVERA, age 70, has been reported missing and the Special Victims Unit of the CPD has issued an alert. He was last seen on Lincoln/Montrose. He was wearing a blue polo shirt with horizontal stripes and black pants.

He may be disoriented.

Mr. Rivera is Latino, with gray hair and brown eyes. He is 5'6" tall and weighs 150 lbs.

If you have any information that might help locate him, please call the Special Victims Unit at (312) 744-8266.

6 days ago

Nanny Share

We are looking for another family to start a nanny share with in Lakeview/Lincoln Park. We have a 9 month old son and are looking to start around August 1st.

Anybody out there looking for the same?

Jul 11

  • Can You See What I See?

    Mrs. Manata is asking for $368.45:
    My students need a good quality large format projection screen.
    Burley Elementary School Comment

Jul 07

Updated Jul 10

Update regarding property at 927 W Irving Pk Rd

The alderman's office has contacted me with correct information regarding why construction work stopped at the site. Here's what they say:

" The owner is Dave Gassman who also owns and is developing the property on the SE corner of W. Sheridan and Broadway. I believe they were taking a break on the Irving lot to complete the W. Sheridan/Broadway building. I will let him know that the building is not secured and that there is graffiti that needs to be removed."

This is different info that I received earlier that said Howard Brown had bought the property. Not so.

  • future alderman future alderman

    I CANNOT BELIEVE LITTLETON'S COMMENT WAS CALLED A "personal attack." Calling out elected officials is EXACTLY what everyblock is FOR! so I'm REPOSTING IT because I could just as well have written it myself.
    "There is really only one reason why projects get stalled... financing problem of some kind.

    There...

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    I CANNOT BELIEVE LITTLETON'S COMMENT WAS CALLED A "personal attack." Calling out elected officials is EXACTLY what everyblock is FOR! so I'm REPOSTING IT because I could just as well have written it myself.
    "There is really only one reason why projects get stalled... financing problem of some kind.

    There are other reasons like "Stop Work Order" for violations but no indication of that.

    Why can't the Alderman's office stop playing PR Dept. for sub-par developers like Gassman? Why is his project which is smaller than the one across the street taking longer when it started first?

    Gassman and Cappleman are like two nuts in a shell. The Gassman also pulled out of a project recently at Wilson and Magnolia just saying.

    Rule of thumb....do NOT believe ANYTHING of substance from Ald. Cappleman's office about developers."

  • future alderman future alderman

    cappleman has held the same office for SEVEN YEARS-if his staff doesn't know what they're doing now they never will-but they know exactly what they are doing-if drumpf was a democrat his name would be cappleman

Jul 10

Jul 06

Updated Jul 09

Recos for sports wear store

Hi everybody, I want to buy 2 sports caps for friends. I see sooo many stores around Wrigley. Which ones do you recommend that I shop for the sports caps (Cubs & White Sox); low-priced, not premium priced.
Thanks.

  • Clark street sports on Lawrence near Elston has a large selection

  • John Yeh Lincoln Park Resident

    Dick’s Sporting Goods.

Jul 09

Jul 02

Updated Jul 08

Abandoned construction

For years, an empty lot overgrown with weeds and garbage sat at 927 W. Irving Pk Rd. In March or April, construction started on a 14-unit apartment building. The foundation seems to be in but all work stopped a couple of months ago. Now there is gang graffiti art all over the wall. Does anyone know about what is happening with this? I contacted the Alderman's office last week but no reply as yet. The site is a real eyesore.

  • CT Just a guy in Lakeview

    Does anyone know if this is what happened to the building at the corner of grace and broadway, across from iHop? The ground floor has been under construction for as long as I’ve been in Chicago. I always wondered why they never finished it. Thanks

  • I have been wondering what the deal is with the mostly built, relatively tall building on Irving Park next to Byron's Hot Dogs. Seems like they got 90% done with the new building and stopped. Anyone know anything about it?

Jul 08

Carmen-Winona Yard Sale July 14-15

Time 9 to 2
Where: Between Carmen/Marine Drive, Winona/Marine Drive and Sheridan Roads.
What: Neighbors selling goods from their attics and basements.

Jul 07

Jul 05

    TOD Construction has started at 3200 N. Southport Avenue
    Southport Corridor - Chicago, Illinois. TOD Construction has started at 3200 N. Southport Avenue
    http://southportcorridorchicago.blogspot.com

Jul 04

Updated Jul 05

July 4, near Broadway and Waveland - shots fired or fireworks?

I must be paranoid, but Sometimes those fireworks sound just like shot gun and shots fired.
10:21 pm July 4

  • Tim

    10:20pm July 4th - Fireworks
    10:21pm July 4th - gunshot
    10:22pm July 4th - Fireworks

Jul 05

Jul 01

Looking for off street motorcycle parking near Armitage and Clark

Hi neighbors,

I am looking for a monthly motorcycle parking near Armitage and Clark.
Thanks for getting in touch!

Jun 28

    The Denim Lounge for Men is coming to the Southport Corridor
    Roscoe Village's locally owned business, The Denim Lounge is coming to Chicago's Southport Corridor with a second location. The new boutique will be called The Denim Lounge for Men, and will be opening this September in the former SheOne space at 3544 N. Southport Avenue.
    http://southportcorridorchicago.blogspot.com

Jun 28

Nov 18 2016

Updated Jun 27

The City is now regualting what we can do with our homes? Much to the detriment of the homeowner

Mr. Waguespack
32nd Ward Alderman:

My name is Jim Moore, I have been a resident of Lakeview for 25 years and this is my first letter to an Alderman.This AIRBNB situation is important and whats being done by the city is a travesty.

My property taxes are $12,000 now and going up at a good clip. A big chunk of this is to pay for pensions that in this state,cannot be adjusted in anyway downwards, apparently. Never mind that these...

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Mr. Waguespack
32nd Ward Alderman:

My name is Jim Moore, I have been a resident of Lakeview for 25 years and this is my first letter to an Alderman.This AIRBNB situation is important and whats being done by the city is a travesty.

My property taxes are $12,000 now and going up at a good clip. A big chunk of this is to pay for pensions that in this state,cannot be adjusted in anyway downwards, apparently. Never mind that these pensions are so outrageously generous compared to everyone else.

In Chicago you can take unused sick and vacation days and lump them all in your last year to boost your pension,
almost everyone does this. Over 20 to 25 years you can easily accumulate 200 - 250 days

So the $79,000 plus vacation and sick pay its another $40,000 to $70,000 making the pension calculate off of $119,000 - $149,000 a year,,,

On AIRBNB, a lot of people use this to KEEP THERE HOMES, with all these new taxes and fees and red light camera stuff, we have
had it. We had $700 in completely ridiculous red light charges. We have these new taxes to pay for just a bit more of the pensions.
And AIRBNB and UBER, two ways people can make money? And the city won't licence us but they will fine us for not having a proper license? Nice.

lWe have to go through this nightmare of shared room, vacation home and bed and breakfast, none of which really apply in any case. Meanwhile we
are threatened with fines.

Why? A dollar of Airbnb revenue or a dollar of hotel revenue generates the same taxes for the city. We already pay those. There is no difference. The only thing
happening here is the non-tax money does to the hotels instead of the citizens that need it.
And it is a nightmare. You could limit AIRBNB to primary homes come out with a simple license and everything would
be just fine. That all that needs to be done.

    Chicago's 32nd Ward Service Website - Alderman Scott Waguespack
    Alderman Waguespack's office serves the residents of Chicago's Ward 32.
    http://ward32.org
  • If you think that the city has time to go through every AirBnB on a case by case basis making sure your renters aren't creeps and your neighbors are cool with you running one, you're mistaken. Although it is run through a weird, illegitimate-seeming website, an AirBnB is a business like everyone else's. Of course the city is going to tax that.

  • d3 NoHo

    They get the Info in detailed format already.

Jun 27

A New Approach To Shopping: StyleRoom 326

StyleRoom 326 is located at 1722 W. Belmont Ave.  Chicago, IL.  Or visit their website at Styleroom326.com.

    A New Approach To Shopping: StyleRoom 326
    Teresa Wilkes of StyleRoom 326 says that StyleRoom 326 is NOT a boutique. StyleRoom 326 is an overall one stop shop experience for women. It is a retail and wholesale members only showroom and the first of its kind.
    http://chicagodefender.com

Jun 26

Pint-sized Scientists Add a Fresh Perspective to the Lab

Preschoolers at Goddard Schools located in and around Chicago, IL showed off their projects and experiments at the School’s Science Fair.

The children explored STEAM learning (science, technology, art, and math) as they participated in science experiments and created projects. Some of the projects included demonstrating how clouds produce rain, soaking pennies in different liquids to see which one cleans the coins the quickest and observing how apples aged and reacted to various solutions.

The Science Fair encourages children’s natural...

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Preschoolers at Goddard Schools located in and around Chicago, IL showed off their projects and experiments at the School’s Science Fair.

The children explored STEAM learning (science, technology, art, and math) as they participated in science experiments and created projects. Some of the projects included demonstrating how clouds produce rain, soaking pennies in different liquids to see which one cleans the coins the quickest and observing how apples aged and reacted to various solutions.

The Science Fair encourages children’s natural curiosity in STEAM learning by allowing them to explore topics that they are interested in.

“The Science Fair is an excellent way for children and parents alike to experience first-hand a bit of our play-based learning at The Goddard School,” said David Raye, owner of The Goddard School located in Third Lake, IL. “STEAM learning teaches children to collaborate, communicate, be creative and think critically, which are 21st century skills that are necessary skills no matter what career path the children choose later on in life.”

For more information visit: www.goddardschool.com

    The Goddard School | Private Preschool & Educational Daycare
    The Goddard School is a nationally acclaimed private preschool and daycare that nurtures children, helping prepare them for school, career and life.
    http://www.goddardschool.com

Jun 24

Jun 23

Raise Your Drinks and Awareness

...communities, We are hosting a fundraising event on Saturday July 21, at The Pony Inn, 1638 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60657, from 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm. The event will feature a...

    Raise Your Drinks and Awareness
    To help Apna Ghar with their mission to eliminate gender violence by providing holistic services and conducting outreach and advocacy across immigrant communities, we are hosting...
    https://chicago.thelocaltourist.com

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