2 days ago

Updated 7 hours ago

Question about possible cougar sighting in Illinois.

If this or any other cougars get spotted again, why will it most likely be shot & killed? How many cougars have already been killed here? Like 3, 4?

Why can't we just (supervise our pets and then) turn a blind eye to it? I'm guessing there are probably even more cougars running around than we even know about. They are just doing their thing and trying to live. Why do we have to kill them?

6 days ago

Updated 27 hours ago

Where is a consignment store for vintage items?

Hi there, I have a couple of vintage fashion items and am looking for a consignment store. Not a consignment store for modern brand name clothing. Do you know of one?

  • Elliot’s consignment shop. There’s one on Lincoln Ave (between Fullerton and Montana) and another up north.

  • future alderman future alderman

    if it's THAT special try Sotheby's

2 days ago

4 days ago

Sex offender could get 80 years in prison for 1985 slaying of teen

On Aug. 9, 1977, Jones attacked a 27-year-old riding her bike home from work near Ashland Avenue and Irving Park Road in Chicago.

    Sex offender could get 80 years in prison for 1985 slaying of teen
    Just days before he was set to stand trial, a convicted sex offender pleaded guilty Thursday to the 1985 murder of 15-year-old Kristy Wesselman near Glen Ellyn. Michael Jones, 64, of Champaign has been held in the DuPage County jail without bail since Sept. 21, 2015.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

4 days ago

4 days ago

  • Baseball Season is Back

    Mr. Poole is asking for $2252.38:
    My students need baseballs, pants, belts, socks, and training aids to continue their development.
    Lake View High School Comment

5 days ago

80 years sought for sex offender admitting 1985 slaying of Kristy Wesselman

On Aug. 9, 1977, Jones attacked a 27-year-old riding her bike home from work near Ashland Avenue and Irving Park Road in Chicago.

    80 years sought for sex offender admitting 1985 slaying of Kristy Wesselman
    Just days before he was set to stand trial, a convicted sex offender pleaded guilty Thursday to the 1985 murder of 15-year-old Kristy Wesselman near Glen Ellyn. Michael Jones, 64, of Champaign has been held in the DuPage County jail without bail since Sept. 21, 2015.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

Jan 13

Updated 6 days ago

Selling 2BR Condo, need wood floor type recommendation

We are selling our 2 Bedroom Condo in Lakeview. We plan to take out the existing wood floor in family room and also take out bedroom carpeting. We plan to replace with a new wood floor through out the unit. We plan to buy at Home Depot. What flooring sells the best these days? Looking for a reco to appeal to prospective buyer.

  • Yep depending on the condition, Rebuilding Exchange finds a new home for it in its original form or uses it to make furniture and supply their woodworking classes.

  • Thanks for all of the good info! The old flooring is a laminate wood. And there is a subfloor underneath.

Dec 18

Updated 6 days ago

Free Uhaul Boxes

Approx 50 boxes (most a mix of small and medium boxes) available near School St and Ashland Ave Wens. or Thurs. morning. A handful of mediums brand new and the rest used only once, for our move this month. PM if interested. Will honor FCFS. Happy holidays everyone!

6 days ago

Updated 6 days ago

    VIDEO: Wicker Park Robbery Video Provides Another Learning Moment
    The latest North Side robbery alert from Chicago Police focuses on three incidents reported Friday in Wicker Park. But everyone can learn by watching surveillance video of one of the hold-ups. One of the best ways to train your gut instinct is to learn how street criminals operate. Around 12:45 p.m.
    http://www.cwbchicago.com
  • This is good advice, because most of us don't notice cars coming and going into alleys. They got a good look at the robber, he's probably a teen from one of the highschools, and I guess one of the teachers or principals will recognize him.

Jan 14

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Jan 12

Updated Jan 12

Diner Grill Signs Go Up As Reopening Inches Closer

...happen as crews were outside the restaurant putting up Diner Grill’s new signage at 1635 W. Irving Park Road...

    Diner Grill Signs Go Up As Reopening Inches Closer
    Diner Grill was supposed to be reopened by now, more than a year after a fire forced the closure of the now-79-year-old restaurant. Owner Arnold DeMar hoped to be back open in November, but he's blaming construction delays on contractors.
    https://chicago.eater.com

Jan 11

Best Chicago happy hour deals: Jan. 11-17

Biscuit Man (1612 W. Irving Park Road 773-665-8210) offers $4 popcorn, $9 cheese plates, $6 olives, $5 spicy potato chips and $10 meat plates from 3 to 5 p.m.

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Learn how to make ice ball cocktails and try one featuring FEW Spirits from 5 to 7 p.m. at Staytion Market & Bar (1 W. Wacker Drive 312-372-7200).

Troquet (111 W. Huron St. 312-202-9900) offers $4 beer, $6 cocktails and draft wine, $5 salmon rillettes, $4 truffle fries and $6 burgers from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Pay cash from 6 to 10 p.m. at Tuman's Tap & Grill (2159 W. Chicago Ave. 773-782-1400) and you'll get $3 house vodka cocktails and a rotating selection of draft beers for half price.

The Albert (228 E. Ontario St. 312-471-3883) offers half-price snacks and $3 glasses of wine from 3 to 6 p.m.

Benny's Chop House (444 N. Wabash Ave. 312-626-2444) offers half-price craft cocktails and glasses of wine from 4 to 6 p.m.

Mi Tocaya (2800 W. Logan Blvd. 872-315-3947) offers 32-ounce bottles of house margaritas for $25 from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

    Best Chicago happy hour deals: Jan. 11-17
    Here's where to drink on a budget this week in Chicago.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Jan 11

Your Chicago Curated Weekend: 1/11 – 1/14

Poutine’s “Thanks for Coming” @ CIC Theater, 1422 W Irving Park Rd., 8:00PM

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The Spins: Moby’s Play @ GMan Tavern, 3740 N Clark St., 5:00PM – 8:00PM, 21+

Artists Connect: Haley Fohr @ The Art Institute, 111 S Michigan Ave., 6:00PM, All Ages

Joseph Chilliams / Tunde Olaniran / Mother Nature @ Lincoln Hall, 2424 N Lincoln Ave., 8:00PM, 21+

Straight Jacket & Double Barrel VSOD Release Party @ Revolution Brewing Tap Room. 3340 N Kedzie Ave., 5:00PM – 10:00PM, 21+

¡Pachanga!: Friday Night Edition @ Subterranean, 2011 W North Ave., 8:00PM, 21+

Handmade Market Chicago @ Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western Ave., Noon – 4:00PM, 21+ (and parents with kids)

The Poster Art of Scott Williams: A Soul Summit Retrospective @ All Star Press, 2775 N Milwaukee Ave., 6:00PM – 9:00PM, All Ages

Mine! a comics collection to benefit Planned Parenthood @ Volumes Bookcafe, 1474 N Milwaukee Ave., 7:00PM – 10:00PM, All Ages

Tennis & Overcoats @ Metro, 3730 N Clark St., 8:00PM, 18+

8-Bit Brunch & Ms Pac-Man Tournament @ Headquarters Beercade, 213 W Institute Pl., 11:00AM – 3:00PM, 21+

Denise La Grassa’s The Blues Ain’t A Color @ Elastic Arts, 3429 W Diversey Ave #208, 6:00PM

    Your Chicago Curated Weekend: 1/11 - 1/14
    Let's get the massive number of events rolling with this weekend curated weekend! There is so much to do this weekend including the legendary Buddy Guy shows at his equally legendary venue (shows on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday), the Northwestern Winter Chamber Music Festival on Friday and Sunday, the 17th Annual Chicago Sketch Festival (all...
    https://thirdcoastreview.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

Jan 07

Updated Jan 09

CRIME

DEAR ALL:
We have a situation. I have been specifically targeted for vandalism and it concerns me that it is related to the muggings of November 8th.
On January 4th at 9:52pm a car drove up and parked across the street from our house on Clarendon (exactly where the mugging and beating took place on November 8th). At 9:54:50pm a young man gets out of his car and walks down our street, at 9:55:45pm he returns to his car, at...

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DEAR ALL:
We have a situation. I have been specifically targeted for vandalism and it concerns me that it is related to the muggings of November 8th.
On January 4th at 9:52pm a car drove up and parked across the street from our house on Clarendon (exactly where the mugging and beating took place on November 8th). At 9:54:50pm a young man gets out of his car and walks down our street, at 9:55:45pm he returns to his car, at 9:57:02pm he gets back out of his car, heads straight to my classic 1997 Camaro parked in front of my house on Hutchinson, pulls out a large knife tool, and destroys the passenger side of my Camaro. I have it all on tape but unfortunately he was well covered with hoodie including his face, and the cameras could not pick up the license plate number.
I have a strong suspicion that this is in retaliation from my involvement of the muggings.
I am in contact with the lead detective on the muggings case to see how to proceed.
Let's keep an eye out please.

  • Brian..its actually 60660Gal.
    Not 60657..but its okay..you can call me 606!

  • George F in Ravenswood displaced New Yorker

    No problem Mute. Knowledge is power, and forewarned is forearmed, and any other cliches that apply. BTW I consider something that is still cool after twenty years, and stands the test of time, a classic. Except maybe a Yugo.

Jan 08

Updated Jan 09

Free mvmt shop opens in Old Dry Cleaner on Southport and Waveland

Free mvmt shop opens today at 3649 Southport, across from Jewel Osco. Free mvmt shop is a movement--based fitness pop-up. They will be in the neighborhood until May 1st offfering classes in cardio-dance, animal movement, shadowboxing, yoga, pilates, and conditioning for all skill and experience levels. They support a Different local Nonprofit each month with a percent of sales. Definitely an exciting addition to the Southport Corridor.

Jan 07

Updated Jan 08

Cleaning service

In search of a cleaning service fir an
air BNB

  • d3 NOH

    Did the city approve your license even without you living there? Did you have to appeal ?

  • D3 if you have any questions call Kirk at (224) 805-7412. SMA mechanical is a legitimate company. That is if you are referring to my comment about work that Rose Lloyd posted about.

Jan 08

Updated Jan 08

Neighbors, where can I get a zipper Pull (zipper mend) really quick

I have 24 hours to get a zipper pull. Where should I go, thanks. I looked online but would have to order it.

Jan 05

Kikko needs a home

A month ago someone posted about the loss of their dog. I think a Pittie. This beautiful girl needs a loving Home and I thought of you. I am not a techie so I don’t know how to find your post and I have no idea how to add the Facebook post so I just took pictures and attached them. This was shared with Paw’s volunteers and I’m a volunteer. Thanks

Oct 16 2012

Updated Jan 04

Illinois Police Department call scam (?)

Has anyone recieved any calls from the Illinois Police Department asking for donations. At least once a year I receive a call from people claiming to be from the Illinois Police Department, in the calls they either ask for a donation to help fallen officers or in one call that I recieved recently, the person tried to sell me energy efficiency light bulbs (being that the proceeds benefit families of) As a senior citizen, I have always been aware of scams and have often wondered if this is such.

  • Always look up the Form 990 for not for profit charities. It is filed w/ the Secretary of State.

    The Illinois Police Association ends up giving less than 10% of money raised to police charities on a yearly basis.

    The also have high complaints with consumer groups about not removing phone numbers of those who request being removed.

  • nancy and d3. excellent suggestion. asking simply and politely for that org status can probably tell you all you need to know.

Jan 01

Updated Jan 01

Lakeview -- are the stores open New Years day?

Hi everybody, I wasn't paying attention. Are Whole Foods, Jewel Walmart and other stores open today?

  • Check out websites. Almost all list their store hours on the holidays.

  • Yes...but you have to scour for the locations and there are varying hours with many; like Whole Paycheck (oops...Whole Foods). S0, I figure, just call the location.

Dec 28

Updated Dec 31

New to Lakeview

Hi there!
I’m new to the area and looking for suggestions of places in Lakeview to check out!

Thanks!

  • carly, you still with us?!

  • Gino Pinto Foursided Custom Framing Co-Owner

    Lots of great suggestions for food and drinks—all wonderful ideas! Also, don’t forget to check out the great selection of independent retail stores that are here year round...such as:
    Foursided - gifts and framing - 2939 N Broadway
    Foursided - cards and gifts - 2958 N Clark
    Inkling - 2917...

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    Lots of great suggestions for food and drinks—all wonderful ideas! Also, don’t forget to check out the great selection of independent retail stores that are here year round...such as:
    Foursided - gifts and framing - 2939 N Broadway
    Foursided - cards and gifts - 2958 N Clark
    Inkling - 2917 N Clark
    Bittersweet - bakery and gifts - 1114 W Belmont
    Windy City Sweets - 3310 N Broadway
    Cram men’s clothing - 3331 N Broadway
    The Alley - Clothing - 3221 N Clark
    Ragstock - hip used clothing - 812 W Belmont
    Strange Cargo - clothing, etc - custom T-shirt’s - 3448 N Clark
    Hollywood Mirror - kitsch clothes and gifts - 812 W Belmont
    Red Balloon - children’s clothing - 3651 N Southport

    I’m sure I missed a few great independent stores in Lakeview, but this should give you a few places as you get to know this incredible neighborhood. Have fun!

Dec 30

Updated Dec 31

Police letting crazies loose

http://www.cwbchicago.com/2017/12/lakeview-man-brandishing-ax-claims-he.html?m=1

This statement in the article
"Police cannot arrest someone based on anonymous complaints" is new to me.

    Lakeview Man Brandishing Ax Claims He Did It Because Of Trump - And Cops Let Him Go
    A Lakeview man was released without charges Saturday evening after he told police that he took out his newly-purchased ax on a CTA bus "because of our current president." Multiple 911 callers reported seeing a white male in a blue and white plaid shirt carrying an ax or waving an ax on the street near the 1300 block of West Wellington shortly after 5 p.m.
    http://www.cwbchicago.com
  • This story makes no sense. Buying an ax from Menards is perfectly legal. Taking the bus with Menards purchases is perfectly legal. How does Trump fit into this story? Trump wants to subsidized coal. An ax is used for chopping wood. This man wants to heat his house using firewood instead of natural gas, something that would please Trump because clean energy is a goal for Libtards and others who hate 'Merica. And now you know the rest of the story...

  • BettyR Northcenter

    If the man with the ax did not do anything wrong and there is not a legitimate complaint against him, the police can’t do anything.

    Trump was in the story because allegedly the man with the ax brought up his name.

    Way to go off track, Mark Jones.

Dec 31

Dec 30

Dec 30

  • Classroom Essentials and Productivity

    Ms. S. is asking for $258.80:
    My students need some basic classroom essentials for everyday use, in addition to simple classroom equipment for increased productivity and efficiency.
    Lake View High School Comment

Dec 30

Dec 28

Dec 27

Dec 27

  • Classroom Essentials and Productivity

    Ms. S. is asking for $237.46:
    My students need some basic classroom essentials for everyday use, in addition to simple classroom equipment for increased productivity and efficiency.
    Lake View High School Comment

Dec 26

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Dec 22

Updated Dec 23

Lakeview greystone with boho vibes asks $1.4M

1431 West Warner Avenue [Redfin]

    Lakeview greystone with boho vibes asks $1.4M
    This light-filled, greystone on a beautiful block between Southport and Greenview is ideal for those who love a perfect mix of rich, old-world style and high-end, modern finishes. The space is filled with kilim-style rugs, skylights, built-in bookcases, and has a gorgeous (and massive) master bath.
    https://chicago.curbed.com

  • d3 NOH

    Boho?

  • Jill H 38 years in Chicago, 19 in North Center

    Bohemian chic, probably, because of the colorful rugs and wall hangings. Not my idea of bohemian anything but I'm not a designer.

Dec 23

Josh Thompson posted 1 photo to Flickr:

Dec 23

  • Permit issued for signs

    3'-4" X 42' - 3 1/4" ILLUMINATED CHANNEL LETTERS ON FRONT ELEVATION COPY TO READ: THE LOCK UP SELF STORAGE

    1650 W. Irving Park Rd. Issued December 21, 2017 Comment

Dec 22

Josh Thompson posted 1 photo to Flickr:

Dec 18

Updated Dec 21

Coat drive active right now?

Anyone know of coat drives accepting coats this week? No guesses please. Only respond if you know for a fact there's a coat drive happening this week (week before Christmas). Thanks.

Dec 21

Dec 19

Updated Dec 20

Homeless underneath the Addison viaduct

Hi everyone, I notice there is a homeless encampment forming underneath the Addison viaduct. Who do we contact to get them service?

  • Well something has to be done, because at first there was one and now there are two homeless. Soon we'll have a whole encampment.

  • Nora H 15 year Lakeview resident, member ELVN

    Maybe reach out to the Lakeview Food Pantry in addition to food they connect people to services,

  • Jeffrey Littleton Sheridan Park Neighbors Administrator

    I've sent out word yesterday to some people who are going to reach out.

Dec 19

Updated Dec 20

Chicago's best biscuits reveal there's more than one way to make breakfast classic

...a bad biscuit. The Biscuit Man, a small food vendor inside the Long Room bar (1612 W. Irving Park Road) in Lakeview, dishes out towering flaky biscuits specifically built for sandwiches. Daley's Restaurant (809...

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I bit into a biscuit from Big Jones (5347 N. Clark St.) and panicked. My editor had just challenged me to cover biscuits in Chicago, and I...

...can see the appeal of the drop biscuit by checking out Bang Bang Pie & Biscuits (2051 N. California Ave.; 4947 N. Damen Ave.). Tear into one of the towering, puffy offerings ($3.25), and...

...of the drop biscuit by checking out Bang Bang Pie & Biscuits (2051 N. California Ave.; 4947 N. Damen Ave.). Tear into one of the towering, puffy offerings ($3.25), and you'll notice a...

A single surprising addition also explains why the biscuits ($2) at Peach's on 47th (4652 S. King Drive) in Bronzeville are so flaky and light. Due to their distinctive light tan color, I...

...ingredients and are used in unfamiliar ways. No place goes further than Little Goat Diner (820 W. Randolph St.). Order This Little Piggy Went to China ($14), and you'll get a sesame cheddar...

...Road) in Lakeview, dishes out towering flaky biscuits specifically built for sandwiches. Daley's Restaurant (809 E. 63rd St.) in Woodlawn, now considered the oldest restaurant in the city, serves simple, freshly made biscuits...

...serves simple, freshly made biscuits every day that are tender and deeply satisfying. Ms. Biscuit (5431 S. Wabash Ave.) in Washington Park serves up petite biscuits with a distinct buttery note. You can, and...

Dec 15

Updated Dec 19

Found keys

I found a set of several keys, including a car key, in the street on Halsted just south of Belmont. Please contact me if you believe these are yours. Thanks!

  • I second what Ed H. said. It is especially important in the freezing cold when someone could be locked out of their house and/or car with nowhere to go. If it's cold out you could be endangering someone's life thinking you're doing a good deed.

  • Ed H. 5 year Lakeview resident

    Sounds like you made a good effort EBChicago. Taking the keys to the gym was probably the best move. That's a sure link to the owner. Hopefully the front desk staff cared enough to find the owner.

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