1 hour ago

Crime Watch

For residents on the 3700 Block of Richmond and Waveland...A middle aged/older white female with short cut blond/brown hair was seen casing cars on the block and trying door handles. She was wearing a black backpack. My roommate was walking our dog and confronted her, asking her if the car she was touching was hers and she said it was not. I think she got freaked out and walked away. If you live on this block, be sure to lock your car doors!

1 hour ago

Found eyeglasses

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

2 days ago

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

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.

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!

5 days ago

5 days ago

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

Hector Rivera, Age 70, Missing

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 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

Jun 26

Updated Jul 09

(Presumed) dog walker abusing dog @ Oakley/Addison

This is a copy/paste from Facebook as many have asked that I post this here.

Hi All -
I am desperately trying to get this info out!

Last Tuesday (the 19th) around 1pm I witnessed what looked to be animal abuse in the area by (what I think) a dog walker. I love dogs, especially Golden Retrievers so this was definitely unsettling. As I look back, I definitely should have called 311 or atleast said something but did not want...

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This is a copy/paste from Facebook as many have asked that I post this here.

Hi All -
I am desperately trying to get this info out!

Last Tuesday (the 19th) around 1pm I witnessed what looked to be animal abuse in the area by (what I think) a dog walker. I love dogs, especially Golden Retrievers so this was definitely unsettling. As I look back, I definitely should have called 311 or atleast said something but did not want to cause any more issues.

This happened at the corner of Oakley & Addison. The (presumed) walker came down Oakley towards Addison, away from Waveland, at this point the dog laid down and the walker kicked it a few times. The dog then got up and they crossed over Oakley where the dog laid down again and the walker continued to kick the dog. They then walked down Oakley towards the school/Waveland.

I tried to follow them in hopes of seeing where the dog went to stop by later and inform the owner but unfortunately ran out of space/time and had to get to work.

If you know this dog or the owner, I strongly suggest showing them this video so this doesn’t happen again.

Link to original Facebook post with video here:
https://www.facebook.com/100026762392265/posts/125980974970648/

    John Paul
    Hi All - I am desperately trying to get this info out! Last Tuesday (the 19th) around 1pm I witnessed what looked to be animal abuse in the area by (what I think) a dog walker. I love dogs,...
    http://www.facebook.com
  • Okay moderator. I'll respectfully create a fake account so that I can go and bother people about real issues. How about this I'll trade you. Kick me off and kick that person off. Take the time take one minute and go back and read and you'll see that this is...

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    Okay moderator. I'll respectfully create a fake account so that I can go and bother people about real issues. How about this I'll trade you. Kick me off and kick that person off. Take the time take one minute and go back and read and you'll see that this is a fake profile. Go look at what else they post they're always bothering somebody. I can exit stage left from a forum. doesn't bother me. I'm too busy for this. I thought this was a very good resource for the community. Take it away Tim it's all yours.

  • Tim

    Again, I'm sorry if my words bother you Christina. I'm trying to offer my opinions and suggestions and your words continue to be confusing and full of anger, and I'm not sure why. I think we have come to some good constructive conclusions on this forum.

Jul 06

Updated Jul 09

First Tattoo

Looking to get my very first tattoo and I have a couple requests.

1. It'll be a small-ish tattoo, so where is the best place on the body to get it?

2. Where are the best tattoo shops in the city?

Thanks!!

David

  • Trap Stamps ( small of the back ) are cute.....if anywhere else - remember - if you are fortunate - one day you will be old and wrinkled.....age spots on your arms, upper chest, etc. anywhere the sun hits your body - - - I'm just sayin' . thick twice before you make the leap .......

  • Oh - someone gave me a thumbs down - I was not trying to be mean - I was trying to be informative...... one should think ahead if they plan to do anything to their body - - I have seen many tats that are beautiful - but they do change with age...... as do we

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 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 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 03

Updated Jul 05

Catalytic Converter

I'm on Byron, in between Western and Claremont, and when I went to start my car this morning the engine light was on and I got a loud rumble no CR-V should ever produce. Anyone else get the same treatment?

  • Jen Baron JBaron

    Happening all over the city! And they love CR-V's :( It's terrible! So sorry this happened to you. I've heard there is something you can put over the converter to prevent it from being stolen. Ask your mechanic.

  • Mousey Defector

    Sucks. Get this. http://www.catclamp.com/

    Also, Honda owners, do your research what you need to do to keep your tires/wheels safe from theft.

Jul 04

Jun 30

Loud bang- transformer?

Has anyone lost their electricity in Roscoe Village? Time frame for it coming back on?

Jun 27

Updated Jun 29

Gunshots

Any heard about 6 to 8 gunshots at around 830’s pm around whipple and Cullom. Police was around the are

  • Heather Albany Park resident, condo owner, cyclist

    I heard that too. Surprised it was on Whipple, which is a block away from me--it sounded like it was just around the corner.

  • Tim

    It's not a UFO sighting...it's gunshots.

Jun 22

Updated Jun 28

Lincoln Ave Jewel – Long Delays at Checkout

Anyone else notice that the checkout lanes at the 4250 Lincoln Ave Jewel have become ridiculously long over the last several months? I’m not complaining against any one individual working there. Just making the observation that the lines have been getting unacceptably long no matter the time of day. Recently waited over 10 minutes at 7am on a Tuesday. This store just never seems to have enough people working the front. Not sure if others have noticed the trend, or if I’ve just been going at really bad times.

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 27

Updated Jun 28

Male Tabby Cat Found

I came across this little guy near the Cullom/Paulina intersection who seems too friendly to be a stray. Taking him into the vet later to see if he is chipped but wanted to post on here to see if anyone recognizes the little guy.

He's not fixed, has 3 white paws, under 1 year old and extremely friendly.

  • I hope you find the owner! He looks like a real sweetie

Jun 26

Updated Jun 28

A dozen obnoxious teen boys on bikes at Leavitt & Berteau at 1 am

I know it’s summer break but I really wish people would keep track of their teenage kids...there was a huge gathering of loud boys on bikes at Leavitt and Berteau from midnight til
1am on Monday night. They were blocking the intersection, physically fighting each other, and screamed profanity at people who told them to quiet down...happy to call the cops next time if people can’t control their teens and keep them home late at night...

  • Megan, from my understanding if you call 311 in this situation they would tell you to call 911. 911 is for emergencies, yes, but 911 is also for situations that are happening NOW and require someone to respond. So this is a situation where 911 should be called, not 311, even if it isn't an emergent situation. At least that is my understanding from reading EveryBlock for several years. 311 is for situations that don't require immediate attention.

  • Thanks for your reply, Maria. That makes sense. I’ve called 311 to file noise complaints a few times, all while then noise was still happening. They only transferred me to 911 one of those times (when the kids were playing in a construction site) and took down all the information for the other 2 times. The police didn’t respond to any of my calls from what I saw or heard. Just seems like a waste of emergency resources to me but google confirmed you to be correct. Thanks!

Jun 28

  • Permit issued for new construction

    ERECT A 2 STORY IVA FRAME SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE WITH BASEMENT AND 2 CAR DETACHED GARAGE WITH ROOF DECK, OPEN STAIRS AND EXTERIOR FIREPLACE PER PLANS

    3455 N. Bell Ave. Issued June 26, 2018 Comment

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.

May 26

Updated Jun 26

Did anyone lose their pet parakeet?

Spotted a small white and blue bird (parakeet?) in the bushes next to the Coonley Elementary School playground (Leavitt between Irving Park and Cuyler) this morning around 7am. Hope he/she finds their way back home!

  • Poor little guy

  • Parakeet update: spotted him again this morning in exactly the same place. This time he seemed to be hanging out with a gang of sparrows so at least he's got homies now.

  • oh nooo! I believe someone in my building has parakeets (on Berteau & Leavitt so not far from Coonley)...I will try to ask them. Poor little birdie

Jun 23

Updated Jun 25

Forced Entry by Men Claiming to Be Workers

Today my husband and I came home from walking the dog when two large Caucasian men pretty aggressively followed us into our yard asserting that we had a leak in our home that they were there to fix. They stated that they talked to the building’s owner who said that we have a leak in our unit. They followed us to our door, though I wouldn’t open it until they stopped insisting that we had a leak and they needed...

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Today my husband and I came home from walking the dog when two large Caucasian men pretty aggressively followed us into our yard asserting that we had a leak in our home that they were there to fix. They stated that they talked to the building’s owner who said that we have a leak in our unit. They followed us to our door, though I wouldn’t open it until they stopped insisting that we had a leak and they needed to enter. They went away. One was bald and wearing a hot pink shirt. I believe the other was in green. Both had the Chicago accent and were muscular build.
This happened near Conley ES. If anyone has had a similar experience or had a legit leak and these men were at the wrong address, please let us know!

  • yes, pu-leeze file a report.

    if you don't, it's like it never happened.

  • Please always call the police, even if you don’t know for sure what is going on. Because your call to the police can result in less crime in our community.

Jun 24

  • Permit issued for signs

    QTY NON-ILLUMINATED HAND PAINTED WALL SIGN ON NORTH ELEVATION WALL. LE SUD - 16 SQ FT

    2301 W. Roscoe St. Issued June 22, 2018 Comment
  • Permit issued for signs

    QTY NON-ILLUMINATED HAND PAINTED WALL SIGN ON EAST ELEVATION WALL. LE SUD FRENCH MEDITERRANEAN - 58 SQ FT

    2301 W. Roscoe St. Issued June 22, 2018 Comment

Jun 22

Updated Jun 23

Summer's Cool at NPES!

North Park Elementary School's three-week program, Summer's Cool, fills the gap between the end of school and the start of summer camps and other commitments, making the transition to summer easier and less stressful for families.

Here's how it works: Mondays and Fridays are spent at both local parks and North Park Elementary, with kids participating in fun activities like arts and crafts, magic shows and water games, while Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays are for field trip adventures. “We do...

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North Park Elementary School's three-week program, Summer's Cool, fills the gap between the end of school and the start of summer camps and other commitments, making the transition to summer easier and less stressful for families.

Here's how it works: Mondays and Fridays are spent at both local parks and North Park Elementary, with kids participating in fun activities like arts and crafts, magic shows and water games, while Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays are for field trip adventures. “We do three field trips a week to different places around the city, and [the destinations] change every year,” says Katie Ekstrom, who has been heading up the Summer's Cool program for the last three years. This year will feature visits to the Brookfield Zoo, Funtopia, the Shedd Aquarium, a mini-golf course and more.

While the activities might be different from a typical school day, the staff is made up of familiar faces: Ekstrom runs the program with a team of North Park teachers, with the ratio of teachers to students ranging from 1:6 to 1:10, depending on the day's activities.

The program is open to students going into 1st grade through 9th grade (there's a separate junior Summer's Cool program for pre-schoolers), and older students often serve as junior counselors.

According to Ekstrom, the program benefits students in several ways. “We spent a lot of time outside, which is important for getting kids away from screens,” she says. "Parents like it because it gives the kids something fun and constructive to do, and kids like it because they can be with their friends.”

Jun 23

Jun 05

Updated Jun 22

Looking for House cleaner - temporary

Hi, I've had surgery and can't clean or do laundry. So, I'm looking for someone to do this for me for the next couple of months (maybe every other week). I have a 1bed / 1bath apartment Irving Pk near LSD. I have all of the supplies and laundry is in the building.

Thanks.

  • Lin, thanks much for the recommendation. Norma is very good!

  • lin ravenswood downsizer

    You are welcome😀

Jun 22

Free sectional- must be picked up today

1980’s custom solid wood frame 3 piece sectional. No room for it and clearing out a storage unit. The second chaise piece is not in this photo but included.

Jun 21

Updated Jun 22

Furniture refinisher

Does anyone know or can recommend a furniture refinisher who will work on the project on site? I've contacted a couple of the commercial establishments, and after getting quotes thought I'd try Plan B.

  • Jeffrey Littleton If you can't be a poet, be the poem.

    Try finding someone on Thumbtack.com, lots of small independent operators.

  • I don't know of one, but you can try the vintage resellers like Vintage Garage sale and see if they have vendors that do it; or go to the Randolph Market on the weekends.
    https://www.vintagegaragechicago.com/
    https://www.randolphstreetmarket.com/
    As a last thought, you can try services in Craigslist either placing an ad (Services wanted) or see if one is listed.

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