34 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

City Council Approves Cappleman-Sponsored Program To House Homeless

One of the measures approved by the City Council on Wednesday will provide the chronically homeless with case management/wraparound services and access to housing. Here is the news release that the city issued Wednesday afternoon:

    City Council Approves Cappleman-Sponsored Program To House Homeless
    One of the measures approved by the City Council on Wednesday will provide the chronically homeless with case management/wraparound services and access to housing.
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

  • So you'd rather sit on information that could benefit the homeless population than share it with neighbors willing to lobby their alderman to do the same in the 46th?

  • He'd rather sit on it because a) he has no info and is just spamming/trolling as usual or b) the "info" he has is suspect at best and easily refuted (not that that has stopped him ion the past).

3 days ago

Updated 3 hours ago

homeless camp

Saw several tents and sleeping bags under Metra tracks at Foster and Ravenswood.

  • Am Imo

    Kelsey - if you could read Leon did not disagree with my non judgmental informational neighborhood post but was just being a non helpful, sarcastic creep. It is against law to be sleeping in streets. Artis was correct to call 311.

  • Am - I'm the one who doesn't know how to read?

11 hours ago

Jan 12

Updated 16 hours ago

Can you help CACC's dogs and the doggy overpopulation by adopting a dog?

This winter CACC has rapidly approached its maximum dog population. Can you help? Have you thought about adopting a pooch? Here's the opportunity for you (with some financial incentives) and a new life for a sadly caged dog. See:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-chicago-dog-shelter-at-capacity-20180111-story.html

    City dog shelter hits capacity of 300, has to consider euthanizing animals
    The number of dogs at Chicago's Animal Care and Control shelter reached 300 Thursday, a level that prompted the city shelter to consider euthanizing animals. "We do have to make a decision this evening if we can't get the population down.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Jan 01

Updated 16 hours ago

Lincoln Towing Stokes Again

The much deservedly maligned Lincoln Towing decided the best way to close out 2017 was to illegally tow a moving van packed with belongings and to make that burn a double their personal car too.

The incident occurred close to Broadway Lawrence...thank you Alderman Pawar for keeping up the pressure on LT. At least someone in the city council is paying attention.

http://www.cwbchicago.com/2017/12/after-lincoln-towing-hauls-away-uptown.html?m=1

    After Lincoln Towing Hauls Away Uptown Family's Moving Truck, Alderman Re-Ups Call For Company To Go
    A day after the North Side's infamous Lincoln Towing company took possession of a family's U-Haul and their personal car in Uptown, 47th Ward Alderman Ameya Pawar is renewing his call for the firm to be outlawed. And this is the second case we know of involving Lincoln Towing's apparently illegal removal of moving trucks in 2017.
    http://www.cwbchicago.com
  • Jeffrey Littleton Sheridan Park Neighbors Administrator

    It's a near certainty they do not do "payoffs" as some keep alleging.
    It's just not as common these days that happens.

    Especially with judges since Operation Gaylord in the 80's.

  • Jeffrey Littleton Sheridan Park Neighbors Administrator

    Correction... Operation Graylord.

    I wonder who comes up with these operational names...?

Jan 09

Updated 21 hours ago

Suspicious Dept of Streets & Sanitation truck on Paulina @ Ainslie

Since at least mid-December the SE corner of Paulina at Ainslie has been taped off as a Tow Zone, supposedly by the Dept of Streets and Sanitation. However, no work nor workers have been spotted a single time. But I do have reason to believe that this is being abused...

The sign posted currently reads, “No Parking-Tow Zone 7a - 11pm through 1/30/18” yet more often than not a lone Dept of Streets & Sani truck is parked inside the...

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Since at least mid-December the SE corner of Paulina at Ainslie has been taped off as a Tow Zone, supposedly by the Dept of Streets and Sanitation. However, no work nor workers have been spotted a single time. But I do have reason to believe that this is being abused...

The sign posted currently reads, “No Parking-Tow Zone 7a - 11pm through 1/30/18” yet more often than not a lone Dept of Streets & Sani truck is parked inside the Tow Zone at all hours. There has also been a dark red minivan spotted parked there, also in the Tow Zone, also during the listed times. I’ve done a little Google sleuthing and have reason to believe that this is occurring directly in front of a house in which an employee of the Dept of Streets & Sani lives.

In my 15 years in this city I’ve never once seen street work being done in a residential neighborhood at 11pm...

This may all be coincidence, but with how difficult it is to park on this street and the city that we live in, I thought I’d stir the pot and see what was cooking.

Smells awfully fishy to me.

  • So I contacted the alderman's office and here was the responce:

    Thanks for your email. There is an active permit in the city's system for the Dept. of Water Management to repair a defective buffalo box in the parkway there at 4895 N. Paulina. They had an initial dig date...

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    So I contacted the alderman's office and here was the responce:

    Thanks for your email. There is an active permit in the city's system for the Dept. of Water Management to repair a defective buffalo box in the parkway there at 4895 N. Paulina. They had an initial dig date on the permit of 12/1 and then it was moved to 12/26. I know that DWM has been grappling with the number of leaks and frozen water services that popped up during the cold snap, and I suspect that this delayed them coming to perform this repair which isn't as critical as someone without water.

    Your neighbor's name is Erick Norton and he is the 47th Ward Superintendent. He coordinates garbage pickup, snow removal, and sanitation code enforcement here in the ward. He is one of 50 such superintendent's in the City of Chicago. I asked him about this and he reported that he was having low water pressure in his home and put a request in to have the city inspect. When they did, DWM found the defective buffalo box and put the item in the queue for repairs.

    I will reach out to DWM today to see if I can get a more concrete timetable. I will also see about having the signs taken down unless they plan to be there shortly.

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    PrinceRobot again. This still doesn't really seem right to me. I've followed up in terms of the time table and sent a few snaps just to prove my point. To be fair, since I started this thread dude has not been parking there. So maybe he's already paying attention?

  • nice work!

36 hours ago

Updated 26 hours ago

Happy Anniversary, La Patisserie P!

From Ald. Osterman's newsletter:

    Happy Anniversary, La Patisserie P!
    From Ald. Osterman's newsletter: "Please join me in congratulating La Patisserie P , 1050 W. Argyle, on celebrating 35 years in business this month. La Patisserie P has been a staple on Argyle St, anchoring the eastern end of the district.
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

3 days ago

Updated 27 hours ago

Towkio Visits Lawrence House For Newest Video

Take a look at the Lawrence House's bar (Larry's), lobby, and pool, as they are featured in Chicago rapper Towkio's new release, Symphony.

    Towkio Visits Lawrence House For Newest Video
    Take a look at the Lawrence House's bar ( Larry's ), lobby, and pool, as they are featured in Chicago rapper Towkio 's new release, Symph...
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

Hello, neighbor. This thread was closed due to violations of the EveryBlock community guidelines, which intend to keep discussions informative, friendly and respectful.

27 hours ago

City Announces Start Date (2019) And Staging Area (Parking Lot) For Complete Rebuild of the Lawrence Red Line Station

It's a sign of things to come! The City of Chicago has announced that it will lease the parking lot it owns at 1130 West Lawrence to the CTA for use as a staging area for the reconstruction of the Lawrence Red Line station beginning in 2019.

    City Announces Start Date (2019) And Staging Area (Parking Lot) For Complete Rebuild of the Lawrence Red Line Station
    It's a sign of things to come! The City of Chicago has announced that it will lease the parking lot it owns at 1130 West Lawrence to the CTA for use as a staging area for the reconstruction of the Lawrence Red Line station beginning in 2019.
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

46 hours ago

Black Playwrights Festival At BET

More information and ticket sales are available here.

    Black Playwrights Festival At BET
    More information and ticket sales are available here .
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

2 days ago

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Wilson Bike Racks

Has anyone used the new racks at Wilson Station?

Are these types of racks really as bad as the biking advocates say?

https://chi.streetsblog.org/2018/01/10/eyes-on-the-street-subpar-bike-racks-at-the-wilson-station/

    Eyes on the Street: Subpar Bike Racks at the Wilson Station
    If you're a regular Streetsblog Chicago reader you may be aware that I'm a fan of the nearly completed Wilson 'L' station reconstruction in Uptown. The project includes transforming the stop into a Red-Purple transfer, adding wheelchair accessibility, new station entrances, the restoration of the 1923 Gerber building, and cool public art by Cecil Balmond.
    https://chi.streetsblog.org
  • Cool and sculptural is great if it is functionally easy.

    I just don't understand why they cannot install the Inverted U Shaped black ones.

    Not only are they easy to use, But also much more secure and you can rest your bike against it.

  • Jeffrey Littleton Sheridan Park Neighbors Administrator

    I like the Louis Sullivan test....function then form.

3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

New Scaled back CAPS Schedule

There have been some major changes to the CAPS meeting schedule for Uptown south of Lawrence (19th district). There are now only 3 per year or every 4 months.

Dates have also changed, check schedule for your area/beat.

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=776474765893578&id=144813692393025

    Sheridan Park Neighbors
    This is the new CAPS schedule for Uptown. Take note the meetings which were monthly until a couple years ago were cut back to every other month. The meetings have now been cut back to every 4...
    https://m.facebook.com
  • Uptown south of Lawrence is completely in the Townhall 19th Police District. Why is the Lincoln 20th Police District CAPS schedule being shown here? Only a small part of Uptown between Lawrence and Foster is in the 20th Police District. This information isn't from the 19th Police District or even coming from the official Sheridan Park Neighbors Association which was incorporated in the summer of 2017, and is registered as a not-for-profit with the state of Illinois.

  • Six meetings a year. The sky isn't falling. Kindly control yourself.

  • Jeffrey Littleton Sheridan Park Neighbors Administrator

    H yea...see ya in March! Thanks!

    🗽🗽🗽🗽🗽🗽🗽🗽🗽

3 days ago

3 days ago

CAPS Meeting For Beat 1912 Is Tuesday At Sulzer Library

The CAPS meeting for Beat 1912 is tomorrow, Tuesday, January 16th, at 7pm. It takes place at the Sulzer Library, 4455 N Lincoln.  The beat's boundaries are Lawrence, Clark, Irving Park, and Damen, which puts it just west of our coverage area, but it is still technically part of Uptown.

    CAPS Meeting For Beat 1912 Is Tuesday At Sulzer Library
    The CAPS meeting for Beat 1912 is tomorrow, Tuesday, January 16th, at 7pm. It takes place at the Sulzer Library, 4455 N Lincoln. The beat's boundaries are Lawrence, Clark, Irving Park, and Damen, which puts it just west of our coverage area, but it is still technically part of Uptown.
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

Jan 05

Updated 3 days ago

Salt Is No Substitute.....

.....for timely shoveling/plowing/snoblowing.

Hello Neighbors - I've owned my home for 22 years on Paulina between Montrose and Wilson. It seems, particularly over the past few years, the use of salt on the public sidewalks - not just by multi-unit buildings and businesses - but also by homeowners has increased dramatically. As the owner of a dog that I walk twice a day for 40 minutes each time, I'm finding it impossible to get through a walk without my dog...

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.....for timely shoveling/plowing/snoblowing.

Hello Neighbors - I've owned my home for 22 years on Paulina between Montrose and Wilson. It seems, particularly over the past few years, the use of salt on the public sidewalks - not just by multi-unit buildings and businesses - but also by homeowners has increased dramatically. As the owner of a dog that I walk twice a day for 40 minutes each time, I'm finding it impossible to get through a walk without my dog coming up lame from salt burns on his paw pads at least 6 times each walk - sometimes even more. Don't get me wrong, salt can be useful on those rare occasions when we have a glaze ice situation or when melting snow suddenly re-freezes. But to simply throw down piles of salt to avoid shoveling or - for whatever reason - throwing it down after shoveling, just doesn't make sense or is just a sign of laziness. As an example, after the last snow event, not a single grain of salt was used by the homeowners on the north half of the block, and yet the sidewalks have been and continue to be perfectly clear following conscientious shoveling or snowblowing by my neighbors. In fact, our sidewalks are actually clearer than many of the sidewalks where we have to dodge the piles of salt that remain day after day after application. In fact, with plunging temps so often coming immediately after snow events, as most people know, salt dramatically loses its effectiveness - yet it lingers on sidewalks for weeks.

Some might say "can't the dogs just wear those booties"? No. While some dogs will tolerate them the majority of dogs refuse to wear them and just push them off their paws.

I ask that homeowners - as well as tenants/condo owners, please ask your snow removal service or superintendent - to seriously limit the use of salt to those situations where it is genuinely needed and is actually effective. And please, do not throw it down just to avoid actually removing snow.

Thank for listening.

  • Here we go again!

  • I've lived here for15 years and I always shovel in a timely manner after even the smallest amount of snow. Other posters are correct: There isn't anything I can do about snow that drifts and melts overnight and creates an ice skating rink on the front concrete. I do have...

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    I've lived here for15 years and I always shovel in a timely manner after even the smallest amount of snow. Other posters are correct: There isn't anything I can do about snow that drifts and melts overnight and creates an ice skating rink on the front concrete. I do have a dog and do spent the extra on the expensive pet safe salt because leaving the ice on my front parkway so my elderly neighbors, my mail person, and any other passersby fall and break something isn't an option. Do you know what is an option? Twice daily trips to the Foster Beach Dog Park.

    I agree that calling 311 to report those who don't shovel is import. What you're asking is just entitled whining.

4 days ago

Snowy City Night

The falling snow and the new lighting on the Gerber Building and the Wilson L station combined to make Wilson and Broadway a dramatic scene Sunday evening.

    Snowy City Night
    The falling snow and the new lighting on the Gerber Building and the Wilson L station combined to make Wilson and Broadway a dramatic scene Sunday evening. We love how the modern station glows blue and vintage Gerber Building has warmer golden tones. Click to enlarge.
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

4 days ago

Lawrence/LSD Viaduct Closed to Vehicular Traffic Overnight This Week

A reminder that the viaduct under Lake Shore Drive at Lawrence will be closed this week between 8pm and 6am. This is to allow the workers to install steel and make repairs under the bridge as part of its safety rehabilitation.

    Lawrence/LSD Viaduct Closed to Vehicular Traffic Overnight This Week
    A reminder that the viaduct under Lake Shore Drive at Lawrence will be closed this week between 8pm and 6am. This is to allow the workers to install steel and make repairs under the bridge as part of its safety rehabilitation. Foster and Wilson will serve as alternate routes.
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

Jan 11

Updated 4 days ago

    Sheridan Park Neighbors
    Lost: Orange Tabby named Lincoln.
    https://m.facebook.com

4 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Do You Have The Time?

Gerber Building status as of Sunday, January 14

    Do You Have The Time?
    For the first time in over 60 years, if someone asks you for the time at Broadway and Wilson, you don't have to look at your wrist or smartphone. You can simply gaze upon the Gerber Building because the clock is back.
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

6 days ago

Zen and the Art of Escalator Maintenance

There have been questions about the escalators at the new Wilson station being out of service, so we reached out to our contact at the project management firm. This is what he said this afternoon:

    Zen and the Art of Escalator Maintenance
    There have been questions about the escalators at the new Wilson station being out of service, so we reached out to our contact at the project management firm. This is what he said this afternoon: The extreme cold has been causing problems for the escalators.
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

6 days ago

Books, Business, and Folk Music: It's What's Happening At The Bezazian

There's a lot going on at the Bezazian Branch Library in January and February (1126 W Ainslie):

    Books, Business, and Folk Music: It's What's Happening At The Bezazian
    There's a lot going on at the Bezazian Branch Library in January and February (1126 W Ainslie): Business Planning Workshop with the Duman Entrepreneurship CenterFriday, January 26, 11am Tax Reform Basics for Individuals and Small Businesses with Andrea KarleTuesday, January 30, 1-2pm Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis (book
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

6 days ago

Chicago Wheel Jam At Chase Park On February 4th

Book your tickets here.

    Chicago Wheel Jam At Chase Park On February 4th
    Book your tickets here . For more info on Cirques Experience, click here .
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

Jan 07

Updated 6 days ago

Feeding Kitten

Hello EB neighbors! I found a kitten without its mother in sight. Because of the brutally cold weather,I didn't want to leave it outside. The kitten looks young enough to still require nursing. I asked my neighbor to pickup supplemental kitten milk and feeding bottles from Petco en route to his trip to Whole Foods. Do anyone know if there is a proper way to bottle-feed kittens? Is it best to feed them while they stand upright? On their stomach? Side?

  • Mute Truth is not determined by majority vote

    Its quite possible a cat can transmit worms felv or fiv between now and tomorrow if op is unaware its great advice even if being seen by the vet tomorrow to keep cats seperated. Felv is highly contagious and incurable.

  • Thanks everyone! I will keep them in separate rooms until she is cleared by the vet. My cat received his annual vaccines last month when I took him in for an aural hematoma.

Jan 11

The Shift Co-Working Space Offers Classes and Deals For 2018

photo courtesy of cowork22

    The Shift Co-Working Space Offers Classes and Deals For 2018
    photo courtesy of cowork22 Did you know that Uptown has a co-working and community space? The Shift has been around since 2014 and is ...
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

Jan 11

Jan 09

Updated Jan 11

Friends of Bezazian Meet on Wednesday

Friends of Bezazian, the volunteer group that advocates on behalf of the branch library located at Magnolia and Ainslie, will hold its first meeting of the year Wednesday evening at 6:30 at the library.

    Friends of Bezazian Meet on Wednesday
    Friends of Bezazian, the volunteer group that advocates on behalf of the branch library located at Magnolia and Ainslie, will hold its first meeting of the year Wednesday evening at 6:30 at the library. If you are interested in helping this hidden gem of Uptown be all that it can be, please consider joining the Friends of Bezazian.
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

Jan 10

Updated Jan 10

Wilson Station Voted Best New Transit Facility By Streetsblog Readers

Uptown may have lost out in the Curbed Cup (in a very abbreviated voting period of just a few hours), but we have a Streetsie!

    Wilson Station Voted Best New Transit Facility By Streetsblog Readers
    Uptown may have lost out in the Curbed Cup (in a very abbreviated voting period of just a few hours), but we have a Streetsie! The Wilson station rehab beat out the Washington-Wabash station and the 95th Street station rehab to win the coveted title of Best New Transit Facility in voting sponsored by Streetsblog Chicago.
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

Jan 10

Volunteers Needed For Chicago 2018 Point-In-Time Count of Homeless Persons

The City of Chicago's 2018 Homeless Count will take place on Thursday, January 25th.  The Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS) asks your help with informing Chicagoans about the citywide 2018 Count and to recruit volunteers for the night of the Count.

    Volunteers Needed For Chicago 2018 Point-In-Time Count of Homeless Persons
    The City of Chicago's 2018 Homeless Count will take place on Thursday, January 25th. The Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS) asks your help with informing Chicagoans about the citywide 2018 Count and to recruit volunteers for the night of the Count.
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

Jan 10

48th Ward Youth Advisory Council Seeks Student Members

From Ald. Osterman's newsletter:

    48th Ward Youth Advisory Council Seeks Student Members
    From Ald. Osterman's newsletter: Alderman Osterman's Youth Advisory Council is looking for youth representatives to serve on the council. We hope to have every school in the 48th Ward represented. Meetings are every 2nd Thursday of the month at the Latin School Uptown & Edgewater Community Space (4956 N.
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

Jan 08

Updated Jan 10

Bedbug Help

Can anyone recommend a company that does heat treatment for bedbugs? I used Smithereens and they did not do an good job and I still have a problem.

  • We used Aegis Pest Management for a difficult problem in our building. They first brought in their bed bug detection dog and then treated affected units. They explained what they were doing, were very detailed/thorough, and got rid of a bed bug problem that had spread throughout 75% of our building.
    Their contact information is info@aegispest.com or 773-433-3800

  • karen g.p. Registered Nurse at Ill. Masonic

    Thanks for all the tips. Smithereen does offer that but denied that I had bedbugs even tho I had bites a week after they did there treatment.

Jan 09

Updated Jan 10

13th Annual Chili Cookoff For Charity - Be A Judge, Be A Competitor

The 13th Annual Chili Contest to Benefit Care for Real has a new home this year at The SoFo Tap (4923 N Clark). Join us Saturday, January 27th, from 3-5:30 pm.

    13th Annual Chili Cookoff For Charity - Be A Judge, Be A Competitor
    The 13th Annual Chili Contest to Benefit Care for Real has a new home this year at The SoFo Tap (4923 N Clark). Join us Saturday, January 27th, from 3-5:30 pm. For only $12, you can sample all our amazing chili entries and vote for your favorites!
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

Nov 15

Updated Jan 10

Neighborly Litigation (Chadha v. NPES)

Many on this forum talk about litigating, be it for some unneighborly thing or other. Well, here is your chance to read the behind the scenes workings of the Chicago Way in its entirety (link below - get some popcorn and settle in) and VOTE.

This is the culmination of 7 years of attorney fees and a waste of our taxpayer-funded court's time/resources, in my opinion, of course.

Link: https://chadhavnpes.weebly.com/appeal-brief.html

    Appeal Brief
    CHADHA VS. NORTH PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (CHICAGO)
    https://chadhavnpes.weebly.com
  • Update: Chadha: 95; NPES: 84; Deadlocked: 33

  • Update: Chadha 129; NPES: 106; Deadlocked: 41 - And our "Progressive" Alderman of the 47th Ward had no qualms about being honored recently by the school that engaged in this.

Jan 10

Agudas Achim Synagogue Begins Its Transformation Into Residences

Demo begins on the next-door Hebrew School building (click to enlarge)

    Agudas Achim Synagogue Begins Its Transformation Into Residences
    The process of converting Agudas Achim synagogue into a 40-unit residential building began Monday, with the demolition of the long-boarded-up Hebrew School immediately north of the temple (5029 N Kenmore). Thank you to reader SS for taking the photo and to reader JS for sending it in.
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

May 27 2015

Updated Jan 09

Looking for Wedding Ceremony/ Reception Venue(s)

We are seeking a simple but elegant and low cost venue for our wedding ceremony/ reception around Chicago for May of next year. There will be about 60 - 75 guests. We are open to any ideas including unique and edgy locations. All of our family members are travelling from out of town and we want to give them a fun and nice time without breaking the bank.

  • McBean animals, art, outdoors

    To anyone subscribed to this, I wanted to post an update. After changing ideas on the venue and guests and date, we finally decided to have our wedding at Goose Island brewery on Clybourn next July with about 80 guests. We reserved two event rooms and will have a buffet...

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    To anyone subscribed to this, I wanted to post an update. After changing ideas on the venue and guests and date, we finally decided to have our wedding at Goose Island brewery on Clybourn next July with about 80 guests. We reserved two event rooms and will have a buffet and bar in one, and the marriage ceremony and dancing in the other. The food and beverage choices are very good and affordable. The sound system is great and we will do our own music using spotify. Lisa the event coordinator is super nice. We are happy with our choice and can't wait!

  • McBean, hope your marriage is going strong! How did your reception turn out, were you happy with the results and the final cost? And would you mind letting us know how much per head it came out to (or a $ range)?

Jan 09

Cold Weather Advice

The 20th District police (their district includes all of Uptown north of Lawrence) tweeted this a few days ago. Use caution and common sense.

    Cold Weather Advice
    The 20th District police (their district includes all of Uptown north of Lawrence) tweeted this a few days ago. Use caution and common se...
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

Jan 07

Updated Jan 09

Cleaning lady/service?

We are looking for a cleaning lady for our home. It's officially 4 beds and 2.5 baths, but we are a couple with no children, so it's much less work than it might seem based on straight up numbers. We had a lady who cleaned it for $75, but she kept breaking things... Does anyone have a recommendation for a reasonably-priced cleaning person?

  • JoeFlatwoods Love my Albany Park Neighborhood

    Maybe this couple works a lot of hours and simply cannot find the time. Before I was married, I lived with my girlfriend. I worked very long days, as did she, in addition to going to school. Sorry after a 12 hour day, the last thing either of us felt...

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    Maybe this couple works a lot of hours and simply cannot find the time. Before I was married, I lived with my girlfriend. I worked very long days, as did she, in addition to going to school. Sorry after a 12 hour day, the last thing either of us felt like was cleaning house. We had a cleaning lady once a week and our place was always guest ready. You assume because they don't have kids, Mark, that they don't use the other rooms. Maybe they have an office, gym, hobby room etc.

  • Who wouldn't enjoy having a cleaning person if they could afford it?

  • Mary, let me know if you find anyone as we too are looking for about the same needs.

Jan 08

Updated Jan 09

Ald. Osterman's Look Back at 2017: A Year In Review

Ald. Osterman sent out a Year In Review newsletter about the 48th Ward on January 1st. We didn't reprint the sections that deal exclusively with Edgewater for this version -- we are Uptown Update, after all -- but you can see the full newsletter here. There was a lot going on in the 48th Ward part of Uptown. We can't wait to see what happens in 2018.

    Ald. Osterman's Look Back at 2017: A Year In Review
    Ald. Osterman sent out a Year In Review newsletter about the 48th Ward on January 1st. We didn't reprint the sections that deal exclusively with Edgewater for this version -- we are Uptown Update, after all -- but you can see the full newsletter here.
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

  • Jeffrey Littleton Sheridan Park Neighbors Administrator

    Ald. Osterman's website regarding the arts in the 48th ward.
    He was very instrumental in the effort to convert the former firehouse in Ridge into a filmhouse.

    http://48thward.org/art-organizations/

  • Jeffrey Littleton Sheridan Park Neighbors Administrator

    There have been a lot of great developments in public art and programming in the 48th ward. It's too much to list in a comment.

    The Edgewater community has a diverse arts community but is strongest in small theater/performing arts.

    The difference between the 48thward and 46th ward is stark...

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    There have been a lot of great developments in public art and programming in the 48th ward. It's too much to list in a comment.

    The Edgewater community has a diverse arts community but is strongest in small theater/performing arts.

    The difference between the 48thward and 46th ward is stark and obvious to anyone in a position to notice.

    Cultural development in the 46th ward has been extremely underserved and neglected by Alderman Cappleman. Less support, less programming, less public art, fewer outdoor fairs...just one a canned "Ribfest".

    Every cultural development category Cappleman has failed in, the evidence is real and actual.

Jan 08

Updated Jan 09

Trivia Night Every Wednesday At Larry's

Get in touch with your inner "Einstein" each Wednesday for trivia night at Larry's Bar in the Lawrence House!

    Trivia Night Every Wednesday At Larry's
    Get in touch with your inner "Einstein" each Wednesday for trivia night at Larry's Bar in the Lawrence House! When: Wednesdays from 8...
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

  • I might have to check this out. I had trouble finding a seat in the lobby last time I stopped by Lawrence House for coffee. It was hipsters as far as the eye could see!

  • Jeffrey Littleton Sheridan Park Neighbors Administrator

    Fake it till ya make it......not that it always works, most of the time it does not.

Jan 09

A Beautiful Juxtaposition

Sunset Monday evening with the 811 Uptown building in the foreground (Montrose and Clarendon), and nature's color palette behind it. Thank you to Bill Biederman for sharing his photo.

    A Beautiful Juxtaposition
    Sunset Monday evening with the 811 Uptown building in the foreground (Montrose and Clarendon), and nature's color palette behind it. Than...
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

Jan 09

Black Ensemble's Free New Directions Program Open To 13- to 20-Year-Olds

Do you know a young person interested in the performing arts? Black Ensemble Theater offers free lessons on Saturdays beginning January 20th.

    Black Ensemble's Free New Directions Program Open To 13- to 20-Year-Olds
    Do you know a young person interested in the performing arts? Black Ensemble Theater offers free lessons on Saturdays beginning January 20th. "New Directions serves teenagers interested in the arts. The program is structured to assist them in their transition into adulthood and independence.
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Jan 08

Trash Movie Night Returns To Fat Cat On Wednesday With "Science Gone Wrong" Double Feature

Trash Movie Nite is back at Fat Cat, and it's meddling with science!

    Trash Movie Night Returns To Fat Cat On Wednesday With "Science Gone Wrong" Double Feature
    Trash Movie Nite is back at Fat Cat, and it's meddling with science! Wednesday, January 10th starting at 8pm THE AMAZING BULK at 8pm. It's been called a new classic on the midnight movie scene. "The Room of Superhero movies" Plus BRAIN DAMAGE (1988) at 10pm We'll have a fully re-stocked DVD spindle of movies for the taking with your donations.
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Jan 08

CAPS Beat 1913 Meets Thursday in Sheridan Park

The CAPS meeting for Beat 1913 is this Thursday, January 11th, at 6:30pm. It takes place at Courtenay School, at Beacon and Montrose.

    CAPS Beat 1913 Meets Thursday in Sheridan Park
    The CAPS meeting for Beat 1913 is this Thursday, January 11th, at 6:30pm. It takes place at Courtenay School, at Beacon and Montrose. Beat 1913 encompasses Sheridan Park. Its boundaries are Broadway, Montrose, Clark, and Lawrence. The meetings usually take place on the first Tuesday of odd-numbered months, and that will be the schedule going forward.
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Jan 07

Updated Jan 08

Need a student or retiree Sundays Noon-4pm for dusting of merchandise and shelves plus sweeping.

Pay is $50. Job involves dusting of all shelves, merchandise and products used in treatments, dusting of celling fans, and thorough sweeping. Since this is all that is needed, no need for professional cleaning, so this is perfect for a student or retiree looking for a little extra cash. Location is a semi-basement, which means cobwebs and daddy long legs do show up, so the person has to be ok with removal of small cobwebs and the appearance of the occasional spider. Really pleasant environment, location is off of Montrose near Damen. If interested, please email danielasfacialstudio@gmail.com.

Jan 08

Truman College Creating First City College Marching Band - Musicians, Color Guard, and Dancers Wanted

"Calling ALL current and former Marching Band members throughout the Chicagoland area. Harry S Truman College, one of the seven city colleges in Chicago, is starting the first ever City Colleges of Chicago Marching Band right here on our home turf. It will be led by the world renowned band Director Benjamin Washington. We invite you to join our new marching band launching Spring 2018!

    Truman College Creating First City College Marching Band - Musicians, Color Guard, and Dancers Wanted
    "Calling ALL current and former Marching Band members throughout the Chicagoland area. Harry S Truman College, one of the seven city colleges in Chicago, is starting the first ever City Colleges of Chicago Marching Band right here on our home turf. It will be led by the world renowned band Director Benjamin Washington.
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

Jan 08

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