13 hours ago

13 hours ago

  • Stamps for Motivating Critical Thinkers

    Ms. Sartin is asking for $162.15:
    My students need motivational stamps to encourage them while working on our critical thinking warm-ups that support mathematical practices of perseverance, effort and precision.
    Albert Sabin Magnet School Comment

25 hours ago

Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber posted 8 photos ...

We are excited to join The Frame Shop’s new location at 2214 W North Ave! We are celebrating today with their store ribbon cutting. Stop by and enjoy awesome deals on beautiful custom framing right here in Wicker Park! #wpbcc #theframeshopchicago #customframing #ribboncutting #supportsmallbusiness @ The Frame Shop

    Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber
    Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber. 5.5K likes. Working to build a healthy marketplace and to improve the quality of life in Wicker Park Bucktown through entrepreneurial success. www.wickerparkbucktown.com
    https://www.facebook.com

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Bucktown - Church bells ringing all night long

Hi All - Does anyone have any insight into the church bells going off every hour the past few nights?

3 days ago

Join us this Friday, January 19th at 12pm in ...

Join us this Friday, January 19th at 12pm in welcoming The Frame Shop to Wicker Park Bucktown! Enjoy some awesome deals in celebration of their new location at 2214 W North Ave. For more information visit theframeshopchicago.com #wpbcc #theframeshopchicago #celebratenewlocation

    Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber
    Join us this Friday, January 19th at 12pm in welcoming The Frame Shop to Wicker Park Bucktown! Enjoy some awesome deals in celebration of their new location at 2214 W North Ave. For more information...
    https://www.facebook.com

4 days ago

dezjeff posted 4 photos to Flickr:

4 days ago

Police searching for suspects in Bucktown armed robberies

1600 block of North Leavitt Street, approximately 12:45 pm.

2100 block of West Caton Street, approximately 11:09 a.m.

This article has 1 other Chicago location (Show)

2100-2115 W. Lyndale St.

    Police searching for suspects in Bucktown armed robberies
    CHICAGO -- Police are searching for the armed robbery suspects targeting women in the city's Bucktown neighborhood. The Chicago Police Department issued a community alert in the neighborhood after three similar armed robberies happened Friday during a two-hour stretch in the middle of the day.
    http://wgntv.com

4 days ago

Police: Suspects Target Female Victims In North Side Armed Robberies

– About 11:10 a.m. Friday in the 2100 block of West Caton Street;

– About 12:45 p.m. Friday in the 1600 block of North Leavitt Street; and

This article has 1 other Chicago location (Show)

– About 12:45 p.m. Friday in the 1600 block of North Honore Street.

    Police: Suspects Target Female Victims In North Side Armed Robberies
    CHICAGO (CBS) - Police are asking for the public's help identifying the suspects in three armed robberies Friday in the Bucktown and East Ukrainian Village neighborhoods on the North Side. The suspects, armed with a semiautomatic handgun, were driving a silver four-door Chevrolet Impala during the robberies, according to Chicago Police.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

5 days ago

Chicago Detectives ask for help in identifying these robbers

1600 block of N. Leavitt at approximately 12:45 p.m.

    Chicago Detectives ask for help in identifying these robbers
    At least two people and one car have been pictured in video in one of three incidents that occurred in Wicker Park and Bucktown on Fri., Jan. 12. Police detectives are asking for help in identifying them. Armed with semiautomatic handguns, they used a silver colored, 4-door Chevrolet Impala in robberies of three women.
    http://oururbantimes.com

5 days ago

Lost Keys & bike key on brass double key chain one BLUE key

I lost some keys while riding my bike, Sunday 1/14 between 5 & 6 PM. about 8 keys, including Kryptonite bike key, Area of Division & Chicago Ave and Paulina & Wolcott.

Jan 12

Jan 04

Updated Jan 10

Neighbor Uses 2nd vehicle to save parking

I've been having a problem with my neighbor. He uses his truck to save parking for other of his 3 cars. He has managed to own 3 spots in front of the fire hydrant for more than 6 months now. Its a family of 4 with 4 cars. The truck is only used to save parking for 3 spots right in front of their apartment building. He uses the truck and another car to save a spot for the third...

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I've been having a problem with my neighbor. He uses his truck to save parking for other of his 3 cars. He has managed to own 3 spots in front of the fire hydrant for more than 6 months now. Its a family of 4 with 4 cars. The truck is only used to save parking for 3 spots right in front of their apartment building. He uses the truck and another car to save a spot for the third and keep alternating through out the week. Every morning is the same routine. One of the 3rd car pulls out and the truck is moved forward with another car moved backward saving a spot in the middle. Leaving the 4th car to be used throughout the day. What to do? its driving me crazy!

  • Gil, I love it. keep up the good work!

    Mute......EXACTLY.

  • Mute Truth is not determined by majority vote

    I find this to be an old white person trait. My father was one of these jerks. I think it originated before permit parking came about. He had multiple vehicles and a garage full of junk. He finally moved outta state where he had the room for all his junk...

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    I find this to be an old white person trait. My father was one of these jerks. I think it originated before permit parking came about. He had multiple vehicles and a garage full of junk. He finally moved outta state where he had the room for all his junk and no longer needs city property to store it. I have a couple ex boyfriends parents do the same thing. Aquire multiple vehicles junk up their garages think they own the spot in front of their house cuz they pay taxes. Annoying.

Jan 07

  • Gaming Gears Up Cooperation!

    Mr. Rosiejka is asking for $272.92:
    My students need an Xbox One S system with Forza Horizon 3 Hot Wheels to expand our recess, after school, and incentive options for team building and social emotion development.
    De Diego Community Academy Comment

Jan 06

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Mar 11

Updated Jan 03

Handyman needed

Looking for a trustworthy handyman to do small jobs on a house in Bucktown. Caulking, CO2 detector replacement, sump pump battery - a lot of little things like that here and there. Any thoughts? Thanks in advance.

Jan 02

About This List

ST. ELIZABETH Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center, St. Elizabeth Campus (1431 N. Claremont Ave.)

ST. MARY Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center, St. Mary Campus (2233 W. Division St.)

This article has 19 other Chicago locations (Show)

ABILITYLAB Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (355 E. Erie St.)

(5841 S. Maryland Ave.)

(5721 S. Maryland Ave.)

EVANSTON NorthShore Evanston Hospital (2650 Ridge Ave., Evanston)

JACKSON PARK Jackson Park Hospital and Medical Center (7531 S. Stony Island Ave.)

MASONIC Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center (836 W. Wellington Ave.)

MERCY Mercy Hospital and Medical Center (2525 S. Michigan Ave.)

NORTHSHORE NorthShore Orthopaedic Institute (680 N. Lake Shore Dr.)

NORTHWESTERN Northwestern Memorial Hospital (251 E. Huron St.)

NORWEGIAN Norwegian American Hospital (1044 N. Francisco Ave.)

RESURRECTION Presence Resurrection Medical Center (7435 W. Talcott Ave.)

RUSH Rush University Medical Center (1653 W. Congress Pkwy.)

SCHWAB Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital (1401 S. California Blvd.)

ST. FRANCIS Presence St. Francis Hospital (355 Ridge Ave., Evanston)

ST. JOSEPH Presence St. Joseph Hospital (2900 N. Lake Shore Dr.)

SWEDISH Swedish Covenant Hospital (5145 N. California Ave.)

TRINITY Advocate Trinity Hospital (2320 E. 93rd St.)

(1740 W. Taylor St.)

VERNON HILLS NorthShore Medical Group - Vernon Hills (225 N. Milwaukee Ave.)

    Top Doctors: About This List
    Edit Module The Top Doctors list was compiled by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., a health care research and information company founded in 1991 by a former medical college board chairman and president to help guide consumers to America's top doctors and top hospitals.
    http://www.chicagomag.com

Jan 02

Jan 02

dubofadubofadub posted 8 photos to Flickr:

Dec 31

Updated Jan 01

Lost keys

Hi all, lost my keys somewhere on wrightwood near bernard. Has a honda key and red caribiner. Thanks for your time.

Dec 31

Key Found Hoyne/Dickens

I happened upon a lost key by the first tree north of Dickens, west of Hoyne. I left it visible on the tree root. It had ice on it so it was probably dropped awhile ago, maybe last night. It was difficult to see making it easy to miss if someone backtracked for it. Hopefully whoever lost this didn't get locked out in the cold.

Dec 22

Updated Dec 31

Watch Out For This Guy

    Arlo Smart Home Security Cameras | Home Monitoring | Arlo by NETGEAR
    View and record live HD videos from anywhere. Get motion alerts and clips, schedule smart home rules, and share cameras with friends and family.
    https://arlo.netgear.com
  • Outlaw leaving packages? We can't even enforce the illegality of bold face shooting someone dead in broad daylight. Good luck with that one. Merry Christmas to all and peace on earth (especially Chicago) and goodwill to all.

  • This is both sad and frustrating. Consider these solutions...I saw that Walgreens was accepting FedEx packages for customers. Amazon has locations where you can have them delivered. There may be other options like that available at no additional cost. I started having packages delivered to my office but I can see where that might not work well. Letting anything over the size of an envelope be delivered to your mailbox is really risky. Hope this helps.

Dec 31

Dec 31

Dec 30

Dec 29

Updated Dec 29

The best things to do in Chicago on New Year's Eve

Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers Power into the New Year fueled by tacos and 3 Floyds beer at Big Star (1531 N. Damen). DJs spin both hard metal and oldies by the likes of Hank Williams. Knock back a shot of bourbon at midnight, because champagne is for the weak. 6 PM, free

A Night of Witchcraft and Wizardry This party at the Laboratory (2349 W. North) begins by sorting attendees into “houses” a la Harry Potter, which then compete with each other using the magic of science! Watch out for explosions other than the midnight fireworks outside. 6:45 PM, $40

This article has 5 other Chicago locations (Show)

...Neo-Futurists’ tentpole show, The Infinite Wrench, follows. Both take place at the Neo-Futurarium (5153 N. Ashland). 7:30 PM, $75

Go F*** Yourself, 2017 Seriously. Head to the Public House Theatre (3914 N. Clark) for drunken karaoke, a dance party, and a performance of Bye Bye Liver: The Chicago Drinking Play. Because as Homer Simpson says, "To alcohol! The cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems." 8 PM, $25-$50

New Year’s Eve Dance Party At Uncommon Ground (3800 N. Clark), DJ My Boy Elroy herds drunks onto the dance floor while others scarf down food...

Noname Rising hip-hop star Noname, whom Reader music critic Leor Galil calls “a distinctive, thoughtful talent capable of balancing intellect and intimacy,” leads the lyrical charge into the New Year at Lincoln Hall (2424 N. Lincoln). 10 PM-1 AM, $40 in advance, $45 at the door

Steamworks: The Musical New Year's at the Annoyance Theatre (851 W. Belmont) is a holistic affair. Appetizers whet the appetite for dessert and a one-off return of the theater's popular gay-bathhouse-centered tale Steamworks: The Musical. 9:30 PM, $40

    The best things to do in Chicago on New Year's Eve
    click to enlarge We've survived 364 days of this arduous year, so let's make the last one count. Kick 2017 to the curb, then kick it at one of our recommended New Year's Eve events: Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers Power into the New Year fueled by tacos and 3 Floyds beer at Big Star (1531 N.
    https://www.chicagoreader.com

  • Mute Truth is not determined by majority vote

    Get on the highway in chicago and leave town. Theyforgot that one

Dec 29

The best things to do in Chicago on New Year's Eve

Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers Power into the New Year fueled by tacos and 3 Floyds beer at Big Star (1531 N. Damen). DJs spin both hard metal and oldies by the likes of Hank Williams. Knock back a shot of bourbon at midnight, because champagne is for the weak. 6 PM, free

A Night of Witchcraft and Wizardry This party at the Laboratory (2349 W. North) begins by sorting attendees into “houses” a la Harry Potter, which then compete with each other using the magic of science! Watch out for explosions other than the midnight fireworks outside. 6:45 PM, $40

This article has 5 other Chicago locations (Show)

...Neo-Futurists’ tentpole show, The Infinite Wrench, follows. Both take place at the Neo-Futurarium (5153 N. Ashland). 7:30 PM, $75

Go F*** Yourself, 2017 Seriously. Head to the Public House Theatre (3914 N. Clark) for drunken karaoke, a dance party, and a performance of Bye Bye Liver: The Chicago Drinking Play. Because as Homer Simpson says, "To alcohol! The cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems." 8 PM, $25-$50

New Year’s Eve Dance Party At Uncommon Ground (3800 N. Clark), DJ My Boy Elroy herds drunks onto the dance floor while others scarf down food...

Noname Rising hip-hop star Noname, whom Reader music critic Leor Galil calls “a distinctive, thoughtful talent capable of balancing intellect and intimacy,” leads the lyrical charge into the New Year at Lincoln Hall (2424 N. Lincoln). 10 PM-1 AM, $40 in advance, $45 at the door

Steamworks: The Musical New Year's at the Annoyance Theatre (851 W. Belmont) is a holistic affair. Appetizers whet the appetite for dessert and a one-off return of the theater's popular gay-bathhouse-centered tale Steamworks: The Musical. 9:30 PM, $40

    The best things to do in Chicago on New Year's Eve
    click to enlarge We've survived 364 days of this arduous year, so let's make the last one count. Kick 2017 to the curb, then kick it at one of our recommended New Year's Eve events: Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers Power into the New Year fueled by tacos and 3 Floyds beer at Big Star (1531 N.
    https://www.chicagoreader.com

Dec 28

Updated Dec 29

How the 20% Pass-Through Income Deduction may Affect You

The new tax bill has many trying to understand how the 20% deduction applies to pass-through income and whether it affects them. Before making any changes to become a sole proprietor, understand the deduction and speak to a tax professional to determine if it can be beneficial to you.

https://illinoisestateplanning.blogspot.com/2017/12/the-new-20-deduction-on-pass-through.html

    The New 20% Deduction on Pass-Through income, What is It? And does it affect you?
    There are many intricacies of the new Tax Act that will be discussed and analyzed over the coming weeks and months. While some of the changes will allow for a tax reduction for "pass-through" entities, the complexities of the tax bill should be discussed with your tax advisor to make sure you understand how it affects you before you make any significant financial or employment changes.
    http://illinoisestateplanning.blogspot.com
  • Is the 20% credit on pass throughs a permanent deduction or does it expire at some point?

  • It is currently set to expire with the individual tax rates after 2025. Although the entire tax bill can be changed with the passage of any new laws.

  • Thanks Bryan! It was also helpfull to know that it is a "below the line" after AGI deduction... I assume a new line on page 2. I looked everywhere for that info and it was/is hard to come by. I even tried reading the bill, but it was like trying to read mandarin, or maybe klingon!

Dec 29

Dec 29

Dec 27

Anyone else hear gunfire near Chicago and Richmond at about 3:40am on Sunday?

It sounded like 5 or 6 shots. Called 911 and did see a patrol vehicle, but the police must not have seen anything unusual.

Dec 25

Dec 20

Updated Dec 20

Prepay your Property Taxes for 2017 Tax Deduction

You may want to pay the 1st installment of your property tax bill before the end of the year for a deduction on your 2017 federal taxes as you may not be able to utilize the deduction in 2018.

https://illinoisestateplanning.blogspot.com/2017/12/prepay-your-property-taxes-for-2017-tax.html

    Prepay your Property Taxes for 2017 Tax Deduction
    With the likely passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, it is estimated that the majority of taxpayers who currently itemize their deductions will take the standard deduction for the tax year 2018. The reason for this change will be capping of State and Local Tax and Property tax deductions at $10,000.
    http://illinoisestateplanning.blogspot.com
  • bansia Bucktown newbie

    Thanks much for sharing. Interesting to see how quickly this organization is acting on the news.

    As a current renter & someone considering buying a home in the next 3-6 months, I'm wondering if it makes sense to rent another year & see if home prices fall over the next 1-2 years, specifically in the Chicagoland area.

  • Bansia,

    Glad this is information was helpful. As for the question on renting vs buying, that will be a big question going forward. Without the tax advantages of home ownership, you may see a decrease in home values in the coming years.

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