42 hours ago

Updated 19 min ago

Any suggestions for recycling plastic ware from carry outs?

Somehow, we have ended up with dozens and dozens of pre-wrapped plastic cutlery sets, and a lot of individual ketchup packages. It's crazy! I don't want to contribute to the landfill problem we're facing, so I'm putting this out there. hoping for suggestions. We can mail them to where ever they can be put to use.

  • P

    So which places will accept them?

  • Go Green North Center resident

    I gather the plastic utensils up and put them in a container (also recycled). If they are clean and unused, list on freecycle. Also lots of school groups have picnics and gatherings near the beginning of the school year and would probably be glad to take them off your hands if you let them know you have them.

22 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

People who don't deserve pets.

A few minutes ago, your little dog ran out. You shouted at him to come back. And when he did, whatever you did TO him, made him squeal not once but twice. I yelled at you for it and I hope you heard it. And I'm not the only one who witnessed this.

Whose fault is it that the dog ran down the block out of YOUR control? What did you do to the dog that made him squeal in pain? You sir, are a jerk.

4 days ago

Updated 1 hour ago

People walking dogs

keep your dog off my yard and out of my planting. If you want your dog to dig and tear up the outside do it in your yard. The outside is NOT a dog park. Walk your dog, pick up your poop and go home to wreck your yard. Show respect for the community. You do not have the “right” to be abusive and disrespectful to the community’s work to keep it looking nice because you can’t train fluffy. My yard is not open to your dog!

  • summerlife 19-Year Chicagoan GenXer

    I get that you're frustrated. No, I dont have a dog. I have a happy cat. Why not just be grateful for having healthcare, owning a home, not having cancer or not being a farm animal. Lets say a lamb? You seem to have enough time on your hands, so why not plant a new flower and look at the big blue sky 🤗✌

  • You're assuming a lot,Summerlife. It's been my experience that when people get frustrated about relatively small things, it's because life has not been a bed of roses. The only thing on your list of things to be grateful for that we know to be true, is that Lin is not a farm animal. Just allow him/ her to vent a little. Everyone needs to once in a while.

6 hours ago

3 days ago

Updated 21 hours ago

Northbound on Troy assault

To the man walking Southbound on Troy at around 1am. You threatened my daughter after she came home from work. You said some lewd comments and made obscene gestures. My girl is a tough cookie, but you just threatened the wrong girl! You promised you'd 'be around' and that you'd 'see' her again. You'll see me for sure if you come near or threaten anyone, especially my daughter, again. I'm reporting you to the police as well.

  • JG

    Can you post a description I live right by there and have two daughters tha walk to the train and work. Would like to catch this guy before he really hurts somebody

  • Duncan Smith Local guy

    Kind of wondering what the whole point of this post is?

43 hours ago

Updated 24 hours ago

Violence in Edgewater

Hey neighbors I just wanted to clue everyone in to what happened on Thursday night/ Friday morning on Kenmore Avenue between Foster and Berwyn. There was an attempted and fortunately unsuccessful drive by sometime between 9-11 pm on our block with multiple shots fired. The suspect who was a member of the Latin Kings was apprehended in the same location the following morning between 8-9 am as he returned to try to finish the job. He was armed at the time of the arrest. I wanted to post about it as a reminder to keep your head on a swivel and that we as neighbors have to look out for eachother.

  • You are absolutely correct !! Thanks for keeping everyone informed.

4 days ago

Updated 46 hours ago

Looking for a mechanic for a tune up

I have a old 2004 honda civic in need of a tune up. Anyone have a mechanic that is trustworthy and reasonably priced?

  • Chicago_Resident_Since_1997 Lincoln Square Resident since 2007

    Ron at Speedline I highly recommend, and Ashland Tire, and for bodywork Gordy at Unibody is the best in Chicago, all 3 are awesome guys... fair, honest and make their money based on referrals because they possess integrity. Check the Yelp reviews and see for yourself.

  • Chicago_Resident_Since_1997 Lincoln Square Resident since 2007

    ...also, Ron said Jon at Uptown Auto Service 5745 N Broadway 773.561.6122 is the man to go to for bodywork in our neighborhood.

2 days ago

  • Wobbly Chairs for Wiggly Learners!

    Mrs. Kemerling is asking for $608.40:
    My students need 6 wobble chairs for more opportunities for flexible seating in the classroom.
    Courtenay Language Arts Academy Comment

2 days ago

Jun 10

Updated 2 days ago

Is this your cat?

He/She/They has been hanging around Lincoln Square (Leavitt & Wilson) for at least a month. Skittsh, doesn't let anyone near.

  • Bluebelle, I hope you find your cat!!

  • Anti Cruelty does. NOT ear tip pet cats brought in for spaying/neutering. Thats simply not true and if you think they do then reach out and ask them

3 days ago

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

New Parent Child Care Recommendations

Hi Neighbors, I am a soon-to-be new parent (come November) in the Ravenswood area, and I am starting my research into nearby child care options. I'd appreciate any advice/recommendations you might be able to share to direct my research! I'm hoping to find a great option that won't break the bank. I know that's easier said than done and that I need to get on a waiting list sooner than later! Thanks for any recommendations or resources you can share.

  • RC4 is a great place it is small but has a playground and good teachers. They also have teachers who have worked there for a long time.

  • Jayme Tipre Jayme Tipre

    Congrats on the new arrival! My daughter has an in-home daycare and has for the past 5 years as she is raising her own children. Her background is early childhood development and the ages range from newborn to 5. We are located just east of Old Irving in the Independence Park area. If you would like further information, please contact me at jgtjet2@sbcglobal.net

May 11

Updated 4 days ago

Community Bench Building Project

Sunday May 20th, 1 - 4 pm Waters School (4540 N. Campbell)

We are working on a project to increase the number of benches in our neighborhood.

Please click below to learn more.
https://www.youcaring.com/ravenswoodlincolnsquareandnorthcentercommunity-1114370

You can either donate and sponsor a bench for a neighbor (either someone you know or someone who has requested one) or get one for your own parkway.

These benches are intended for the parkway or other public spaces to encourage walking and offer people a...

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Sunday May 20th, 1 - 4 pm Waters School (4540 N. Campbell)

We are working on a project to increase the number of benches in our neighborhood.

Please click below to learn more.
https://www.youcaring.com/ravenswoodlincolnsquareandnorthcentercommunity-1114370

You can either donate and sponsor a bench for a neighbor (either someone you know or someone who has requested one) or get one for your own parkway.

These benches are intended for the parkway or other public spaces to encourage walking and offer people a place to rest as they go around the neighborhood.

Our goal is to build 15 benches. If you would like to help build the benches please come to the work group Sunday May 20th at Waters School. All ages and abilities are welcome. You can rsvp to info@forwardchicago.org or call 773-633-8312. Please come support this project - thank you!

Rain date is June 3.

    Click here to support Community Bench Project
    If residents aren't confident that they can get from here to there without a place to rest people won't walk. This impacts people of all ages - parents with children, folks with bad knees, someone with a walker. A new bench-building initiative addresses this issue: From Here to There: Benches to...
    https://www.youcaring.com
  • Our Community Bench Build has been rescheduled to June 15th at 4pm at Waters School.

    We can’t wait to get started and sprinkle these benches through the neighborhood!

    If you sponsored a bench, please plan to come pick up your bench at the build or contact info@forwardchicago.org to make arrangements...

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    Our Community Bench Build has been rescheduled to June 15th at 4pm at Waters School.

    We can’t wait to get started and sprinkle these benches through the neighborhood!

    If you sponsored a bench, please plan to come pick up your bench at the build or contact info@forwardchicago.org to make arrangements for drop off / pick up.

    If you did not sign up for a bench or still want to sponsor one, you still can! Contact us for details.

    Rain date is June 16th at 9am.

    Please watch the Forward Chicago website and facebook for more info and pictures.
    See you there and thank you!!
    Forward Chicago

  • Hi all,
    We're so excited to build benches this Friday, June 15th from 4 - 6 at Waters School (4540 N. Campbell). Please feel free to come and help build and bring a friend!
    Please plan to pick up your bench starting after 5 and if you are unable to come to pick up the bench, please email info@forwardchiago.org.
    See you soon! Thanks again to our donors and participants.
    Forward Chicago

6 days ago

Need Your POV: Farmers Market in Graceland West? Yes, please!

Hi Graceland West Friends! Rizal Community Center and the Graceland West Community Association are trying to make a Farmers Market a reality for our neighborhood - and they want your opinions! Very exciting!

THE ASK: Please complete this quick 3 minute survey to share your Farmers Market preferences: https://goo.gl/forms/9kymQ3Gtz2qn0FJk1

    3-Minute GWCA Farmers Market Survey
    Would you like to have a Farmers Market in short walking distance of Graceland West? Rizal Community Center and the Graceland West Community Association are trying to make it happen! THE ASK: Please share your Farmers Market preferences by completing this quick survey.
    http://docs.google.com

Jun 08

Updated Jun 10

reporting building code violations

We have a condo board refusing to make necessary repairs to the building for code violations. Has anyone ever reported their own building for violations?

  • Could you clarify how they were withholding the assements? Their own assements? And they were suing the association? Wouldnt that mean suing the BODs? So suing themselves? So everyone on the board is from the family? This is quite confusing

  • future alderman future alderman

    and ridiculously convoluted----u say ravenswood but it sounds more like west rp. get a lawyer or rent me your unit

Jun 10

Dec 31

Updated Jun 09

Waterbed Store

Does anyone know of any Waterbed stores in the area? It appears as though our bed has sprung a leak.

TIA

  • Spam Alert Don't be selling your used junk up in here, okay?

    Your Komodo Dragon clawed a hole in that water bed mattress? Am I right?
    You used to troll so hard. Where you been hiding?

  • @Spam Alert,

    Either contribute to the thread or move along. You are nothing but a pot stirrer.

    @Fabia, found what I needed at WBB. They also had a racecar bed for sale. I bought it for Bruiser (my Akita/German Shepherd/Poodle mix).

    Thoughts?

Jun 05

Updated Jun 07

Nosy Neighbors

I walked into my kitchen early this morning to find my neighbor taking pictures inside my home. I made a lot of noise so she would realize I was home and awake but she didn't stop. I then got my phone camera and opened my door and snapped this shot of her. I think she is having a breakdown or just nothing better to do. I called the police to check up on her and she said she wanted to...

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I walked into my kitchen early this morning to find my neighbor taking pictures inside my home. I made a lot of noise so she would realize I was home and awake but she didn't stop. I then got my phone camera and opened my door and snapped this shot of her. I think she is having a breakdown or just nothing better to do. I called the police to check up on her and she said she wanted to take pictures of inside of my house since she doesn't like my artwork. She said she used to work for Hugh Heffner and it is totally fine to take photos of me inside my house. She said she knows the law and has the right. There is definitely lead in the water in this building. Police wrote a report on her but they actually took time to look it up to see if it was legal or not since such a gray area. I do feel bad for police in situations like this but they handled it very nicely. They educated her on the law and made some peace and wrote an incident report so she knows not to do this anymore. It is NOT legal to take pictures of people inside their house without their permission. It is a violation of my right to a privacy. They even had an app to look up the law. Thank you CPD for resolving without escalating! I can tell police are trying and getting more training.

  • My last post on this troll's threads; recognizing someone's disorientation in a photo is plain....lack of focus.....confused expression....etc. Maybe it was a selfie, but I really don't care. Byeeee...

  • Entertaining stuff as usual. I recall the epic thread about how a local school gave her kid a loaner shirt after his got dirty and OP was livid the shirt said ‘loaner’. oh the drama!!

Jun 07

Stolen Catalytic Converter

My converter was stolen last night and, judging by the sound of another driver, others were as well (on Malden). I've read that I can have the bolts cut down or a cage added to prevent theft. Has anyone done this? What seems to work and about how much did it cost?

Jun 07

Jun 06

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