11 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Question about the carjackings

It seems that we have tens of carjackings every week. Got me thinking. What is this doing to the car insurance costs in Chicago? And can the victims whose cars get totalled sue the thieves direct or does the insurance sue the thieves?

  • Mute Mute Me

    "What is this doing to the car insurance costs in Chicago?"

    Nothing if you have liability.

    "And can the victims whose cars get totalled sue the thieves direct or does the insurance sue the thieves?

    Neither if the theives arent caught and if they are caught not sure what your gonna collect from someone sitting in jail.

Nov 09

Updated 11 hours ago

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.

  • 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!

  • DEAR ALL:
    Concerning the rampage of muggings November 8th, I received a call last night from the lead detective: one of the 4 criminals is in custody. The CPD is now interviewing the suspect to turn in the other 3 which I am confident he will in exchange for reduced charges. So this good news to enhance safety for our neighborhood.

    HAVE A WONDERFUL THANKSGIVING MY FRIENDS !!

14 hours ago

    Rock Engravings of Dogs on Leashes Show Pre-Neolithic Good Boys
    A new study of prehistoric rock art reveals how hunters in the Arabian Peninsula pursued prey with dogs over 8,000 years ago - and even controlled their packs with leashes. The engravings represent the earliest evidence for dogs on the Arabian Peninsula and might even stand as the earliest depictions of canines yet, as Science first reported.
    https://hyperallergic.com

16 hours ago

Where to find Santa in Chicago suburbs

Elk Grove Village Tree Lighting and Concert: 4-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24, village green, 901 Wellington Ave. Tree lighting and concert by Gary Lewis and the Playboys. Cookies, hot chocolates and refreshments. Santa and his elves will follow 5:30 tree lighting. For information, www.elkgrove.com.

...Storytime: 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, Garden Terrace Banquets at the Pavilion, 1000 Wellington Ave. A magical evening with holiday entertainment. Story time with Mrs. Claus. Crafts and hot chocolate...

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...the Bartlett History Museum: 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 2. Bartlett village hall, 228 S. Main St. Bring your wish lists and camera to capture the moment with the jolly old soul...

Bensenville Santa's Brunch at White Pines: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at White Pines Golf Club & Banquets, 500 W. Jefferson. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Buffet breakfast, including kid-favorite dishes, holiday crafts and visits with Santa. (630) 766-0304, ext. 2. whitepinesgolf.com.

...Mistletoe Market: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, at Hampshire Middle School, 560 S. State St. Join the Hampshire Area Chamber of Commerce for this newly revamped event. In addition to...

Hanover Park Tree-lighting Ceremony: 6-8:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, village hall, 2121 W. Lake St.. Entertainment and refreshments. A special guest "flips the switch" to light up the village. Free. www.hpil.org/Our-Community/Village-Events.aspx.

Libertyville Tree lighting: 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24, Cook Park, 413 N. Milwaukee Ave.. After the tree lighting, Santa arrives around 7 p.m. Visit www.libertyville.com.

Lisle Santa Train: 9:45 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, at Lisle metra station, 1000 Front St. Santa Train leaves at 9:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. Join Santa and costumed characters for a trip to Chicago's Union Station and back. $18. (630) 769-1000 or www.facebook.com/TheLislePolarExpressTrain.

...Race: 8:30--11 a.m. Sunday Dec. 3, Streamwood Park District, Hoosier Grove Park, 700 W. Irving Park Road. A 2.5-mile trek along the paved path to Aquarius Park and back to...

...1 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at John Shields Elementary, 85 S. Main St., holiday craft/vendor show, as well as Cookies With Mrs. Santa and children's crafts...

...and Menorah Lighting: 4:30-6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, Vernon Hills Golf Course, 291 Evergreen Drive. Mayor Roger Byrne will flip the switch to light the holiday tree. Enjoy hot chocolate...

Wauconda Tree Lighting: 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, Wauconda Park District community Center, 600 N. Main St. After a day of activities on Main street starting at 2 p.m., Santa will...

    Where to find Santa in Chicago suburbs
    Even though Santa is getting ready for Christmas Eve, he seems to be just about everywhere nowadays. How? We don't know. But at the Daily Herald, we put together a list where you can find Kriss Kringle in the suburbs. The hot event?
    http://www.dailyherald.com

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Updated 35 hours ago

How to get a referendum started?

Would anyone know where to go to get a referendum on the ballot? would it be the City or County? and is there a cost?
Thanks.
I'm going to start a 5 strikes & out petition.

  • do you think the judges & chief judge know about this law? I keep seeing a rotating door with the same criminals released. Maybe (we) should send the Chief Judge a copy of the law to remind him?

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

    I think they and the States’ Attorneys and defense attorneys all know about it.

    Again, I haven’t researched it. But I doubt anyone has even qualified for those 3 strikes. Meaning nobody has had two prior, separate convictions for the heinous felonies listed and folllowed it up with another such...

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    I think they and the States’ Attorneys and defense attorneys all know about it.

    Again, I haven’t researched it. But I doubt anyone has even qualified for those 3 strikes. Meaning nobody has had two prior, separate convictions for the heinous felonies listed and folllowed it up with another such conviction. I’d assume any of the felonies would have resulted in perhaps a 25-year sentence. Two of those would be 50 years. Assuming the person was 18 at the first conviction, and there were only 2 years between the first release and the second conviction. That’d leave you with a 70-year-old needing to commit another heinous crime.

    It needs to be a broader list of what felonies count as “strikes.” And a system that doesn’t use those strikes to pressure perps into pleading to lesser crimes to avoid a strike.

36 hours ago

15 seasonal shows (both naughty and nice) for the holidays

Performances run through Dec. 23, at 851 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. (773) 697-9693 or theannoyance.com.

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Performances run through Dec. 31, at 170 N. Dearborn St., Chicago. (312) 443-3800 or goodmantheatre.org.

Performances run through Dec. 31, at Navy Pier, 800 E. Grand Ave., Chicago. (312) 595-5600 or chicagoshakes.com.

Performances run through Dec. 30, at The Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division St., Chicago. (773) 769-3832 or thehousetheatre.com.

Performances run through Dec. 31, at 3745 N. Southport Ave., Chicago. (773) 325-1700 or mercurytheaterchicago.com.

Performances run through Jan. 6, at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. (773) 327-5252 or americanbluestheater.com.

Performances run through Dec. 3, at the Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph St., Chicago. (800) 775-2000 or broadwayinchicago.com.

Performances run through Dec. 17, at The Den Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. (773) 697-3830 or wearetheagency.org.

Performances run through Dec. 30, at 1229 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. (773) 975-8150 or theaterwit.org.

    15 seasonal shows (both naughty and nice) for the holidays
    Looking for some holiday entertainment? Here's a partial list of seasonal shows on stage in the city and the suburbs. * Larry Yando returns for the 10th year to play Ebenezer Scrooge in Goodman Theatre's 40th anniversary production of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol." Performances run through Dec. 31, at 170 N.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

36 hours ago

Suburban tree-lighting events kick off holiday season

Elk Grove Village Tree Lighting and Concert: 4-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24, Village Green, 901 Wellington Ave. Tree lighting and concert by Gary Lewis and the Playboys. Cookies, hot chocolates and refreshments. Free. www.elkgrove.com.

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Downers Grove Tree-lighting Ceremony: 4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24, Main Street train station, 5001 Main St. Mayor lights tree decorated with more than 1,000 ornaments handmade by local youth. Free. events.downers.us.

Hanover Park tree-lighting ceremony: 6-8:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, village hall, 2121 W. Lake St. Entertainment and refreshments. A special guest "flips the switch" to light up the village. Free. www.hpil.org/Our-Community/Village-Events.aspx.

Libertyville Tree Lighting: 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24, Cook Park, 413 N. Milwaukee Ave. After the tree lighting, Santa arrives around 7 p.m. Free. www.libertyville.com.

...m.; holiday craft/vendor show, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at John Shields Elementary, 85 S. Main St.; and Cookies With Mrs. Santa and children's crafts. Mrs. Santa Sweet Shoppe, 8 a...

...and Menorah Lighting: 4:30-6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, Vernon Hills Golf Course, 291 Evergreen Drive. Mayor Roger Byrne will flip the switch to light the holiday tree. Hot chocolate, cookies...

...2-8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, downtown Wauconda and Wauconda Park District Community Center, 600 N. Main St. A day of activities on Main Street from 2-6 p.m. including a parade...

    Suburban tree-lighting events kick off holiday season
    Check out this list of suburban Chicago tree-lighting events and kick off the holiday season.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

36 hours ago

15 seasonal shows (both naughty and nice) for the holidays

Performances run through Dec. 23, at 851 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. (773) 697-9693 or theannoyance.com.

This article has 8 other Chicago locations (Show)

Performances run through Dec. 31, at 170 N. Dearborn St., Chicago. (312) 443-3800 or goodmantheatre.org.

Performances run through Dec. 31, at Navy Pier, 800 E. Grand Ave., Chicago. (312) 595-5600 or chicagoshakes.com.

Performances run through Dec. 30, at The Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division St., Chicago. (773) 769-3832 or thehousetheatre.com.

Performances run through Dec. 31, at 3745 N. Southport Ave., Chicago. (773) 325-1700 or mercurytheaterchicago.com.

Performances run through Jan. 6, at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. (773) 327-5252 or americanbluestheater.com.

Performances run through Dec. 3, at the Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph St., Chicago. (800) 775-2000 or broadwayinchicago.com.

Performances run through Dec. 17, at The Den Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. (773) 697-3830 or wearetheagency.org.

Performances run through Dec. 30, at 1229 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. (773) 975-8150 or theaterwit.org.

    15 seasonal shows (both naughty and nice) for the holidays
    Looking for some holiday entertainment? Here's a partial list of seasonal shows on stage in the city and the suburbs. * Larry Yando returns for the 10th year to play Ebenezer Scrooge in Goodman Theatre's 40th anniversary production of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol." Performances run through Dec. 31, at 170 N.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Local Movers needed

Need a mover to pick up a lg couch in north center and move it to wrigleyville

2 days ago

Chicago comedy spotlight for Nov. 20-26

Messing with a Friend at The Annoyance Theatre, 851 W. Belmont, 10:30 p.m. This is a show where the improvisers morph from character to...

The Lincoln Lodge at Under the Gun Theatre, 956 W. Newport, 8:00 p.m. This famed stand-up showcase is now headquartered at Under the Gun with shows on Friday and Saturday nights.

Jokesplaining at The Laugh Factory, 3175 N. Broadway, 10:00 p.m. Pushing boundaries is the goal. Featuring Megan Stalter, Allison Dunne and Erica Nicole Clark. Guest set by Denise Medina.  The evening is hosted by Alex Kumin. Bring in one coat to donate and get two free tickets. 

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Best Night Ever at Gman Tavern, 3740 N. Clark, 9:00 p.m. Mike Cronin hosts Emily Galati, Tom Thakkar, Jimmy Roberson, Sabeen Sadiq, Mike O'Keefe, Jessica Hong, and Dave Losso.

Comedy Cocktail at House of Blues’ Foundation Room, 329 N. Dearborn, 6:00 p.m. Produced by James Allen Kamp, creator of the most excellent comedyofchicago...

Kyle Kinane at Thalia Hall, 1807 S. Allport, 8:30 p.m. Kyle Kinane is an internationally touring comedian who got his start...

Christmas By Melania at Uptown Underground, 4707 N. Broadway, 8:00 p.m. Melania hosts a Christmas special with guests “Paul Manafort, Mike and Karen Pence, Barron Trump, Kellyanne Conway, Jeff Sessions, Vladimir Putin, Maxine Waters” and more TBA.

Chicago Underground Comedy at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont, 9:00 p.m. Chicago Underground Comedy is one of comedy’s most groundbreaking showcases. Cameron Esposito, Beth Stelling, TJ Miller, Dan Telfer, and Kumail Nanjiani all got their start here. Produced by Meredith Kachel.

Group Improvised Comedy at Comedy Clubhouse, 1462 N. Ashland, 8:00 p.m. Long form improv (20-25 minutes) by three teams of up...

Comedians You Should Know at Timothy O’Toole’s, 622 N. Fairbanks Ct., 9:30 p.m. Mike Lebovitz, Kristen Toomey and more TBA.

    Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, November 20-Sunday, November 26, 2017
    In town: Shawn Wayans and Alingon Mitra. Returning to their comedy hometown: Chris Redd, Emily Galati, Kyle Kinane, and John Caponera. A "who's who" in improv and music will appear nonstop for 24 hours from Monday to Tuesday at Second City. Keep reading for details.
    http://www.chicagonow.com

2 days ago

Nov 15

Updated 3 days 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?

  • 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.

  • maybe you wouldn't have so much on your plate if you weren't a jerk to those trying to help you. simmer down, lesko

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The Chicago Art Book Fair and more of the best things to do in Chicago this weekend

Fri 11/17-Sat 11/18: James Adomian, an excellent impressionist and astute humorist, brings a cast of characters and absurd jokes to the Lincoln Lodge (956 W. Newport). Local comic Terence Hartnett opens. Fri 8 PM, Sat 8 and 10 PM, free

Sat 11/18: Both A Charlie Brown Christmas and the story of Rudolph are affably spoofed at the Annoyance Christmas Pageant—an annual yuletide tradition that takes place, fittingly, at the Annoyance Theatre (851 W. Belmont). 7 PM, $20, $12 children under 12

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...and past work. Satellite studios outside the main location at the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel (12 S. Michigan) host more vendors; a complete lists of locations can be found at cabf.no-coast...

...17-Sat 11/18: It's closing weekend for Tangles & Plaques at the Neo-Futurarium (5153 N. Ashland). The Reader's Max Maller says, "[The show] challenges its audiences to experience the decline...

...are throwing a 40th birthday party for him and a fundraiser at Guaranteed Rate Field (333 W. 35th), which includes a free drink, light appetizers, and most importantly a show with secret out...

Sun 11/19: Support the efforts of Second City's employees to unionize by attending Monkey Wrench, a special stand-up show headlined by James Fritz—a former Chicagoan and excellent, thoughtful storyteller. The show takes place at Cole's (2338 N. Milwaukee). 9 PM, $10

Nov 16

Chicago Scene: This Used to Be Chicago author Joni Hirsch Blackman

3000 N. Clark Street

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10324 S. Western Avenue

1102 W. 18th Street

3324 W. Wrightwood Avenue

    Chicago Scene: This Used to Be Chicago author Joni Hirsch Blackman
    Joni Hirsch Blackman To purchase a copy of the book: This Used to Be Chicago Events: November 25 Bookies New and Used Books 10324 S. Western Avenue Chicago December 2 Pilsen Community Books 1102 W. 18th Street Chicago December 7 Binny's 3000 N. Clark Street Chicago December 10
    http://wgntv.com

Nov 14

Updated Nov 16

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 16

Nov 05

Updated Nov 15

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.

  • My sister saw that dude by the PNC bank a few months back. Got a good picture of him.

  • A picture of Yves? Or the coyote?

Nov 15

Eric Fischer posted 1 photo to Flickr:

Nov 14

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?

Nov 14

    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 Nov 14

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

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Nov 11

Updated Nov 12

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 Nov 12

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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Planned Property has prime-location Lincoln Park and Lakeview East apartments

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    Planned Property has prime-location Lincoln Park and Lakeview East apartments
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