15 hours ago

Updated 38 min ago

Robbery on 4300 block of Oakley

Did anyone hear about a robbery on Oakley tonight ? Around 7pm man hit over head with bottle and robbed ?

2 days ago

Updated 3 hours 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.

  • I too have hired Keith for light electrical & plumbing. He also redid my bathroom which included remove ugly old tile from the walls & putting up subway tiles & re tiled my floor, replaced kitchen counters, sinks, faucets....You name it, Keith can do it. He is on time, honest & fair.

  • If you do replace the floors, consider donating your old flooring to Rebuilding Exchange :)

29 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Cleaning service?

I’m looking for a cleaning person for my home. Ideally pay by the hour type as all of the services I see are pre-set with what they will do.

  • Emora67 North Center resident

    Clearly Clean charges by the hour 773.744.2334

22 hours ago

The Chicago Moth StorySlam and more of the best things to do in Chicago this week

Thu 1/18: The Awakenings Foundation (4001 N. Ravenswood), which showcases pieces by survivors of sexual assault, commemorates the late Judith Dawn, its first such exhibitor, with a show of her watercolors. Opening reception 5:30 PM, free

This article has 6 other Chicago locations (Show)

...songs, post- bop, Middle Eastern music and Afro-Caribbean drumming." This performance at Symphony Center (220 S. Michigan) is a tribute to Martin Luther King. 7:30 PM, $10-$62

...for "Revolutsiia! Demonstratsiia! Soviet Art Put to the Test" at the Art Institute of Chicago (111 S. Michigan). The Reader's Dmitry Samarov writes, "Each room addresses an aspect of Soviet life, such...

Tue 1/16: Ian Belknap hosts Write Club, consisting of literary bouts between Sydney Charles vs. Lily Be (Plan vs. Dream); Tom Harrison vs. Claire Stone (Passive vs. Aggressive); and JW Basilo vs. Josh Zagoren (Protest vs. Riot). Tonight's show is at the Hideout (1354 W. Wabansia). 7 PM, $12-$15

Tue 1/16: The Chicago Moth StorySlam, at Lincoln Hall (2424 N. Lincoln), is open to all. Prepare a five-minute story on tonight's theme, "visitors and callers," and enter your name for a chance to speak to the crowd. Experience not required. $8 PM, $10

...Crime of Monsieur Lange, directed by Jean Renoir, plays at the Gene Siskel Film Center (164 N. State). The movie takes place at a French publishing house. The Reader's Dave Kehr writes...

Thu 1/18: Alicia Eler reads from her new book The Selfie Generation, which argues that selfies are “more than an image—they’re a mirror into how we live today.” Take your own selfie at Women & Children First (5233 N. Clark). 7:30 PM, free

    The Chicago Moth StorySlam and more of the best things to do in Chicago this week
    click to enlarge Warm up this week at one of Chicago's many events. Here's some of what we recommend: Mon 1/15: Langston Hughes's 1961 poem "Ask Your Mama" is scored by an orchestra, whose sound consists of, "opera, hot jazz, German lieder, cha-cha, patriotic songs, post- bop, Middle Eastern music and Afro-Caribbean drumming."
    https://www.chicagoreader.com

2 days ago

2 days ago

WANTED: Art studio to rent in Northcenter

I live in the neighborhood and am looking for a small, affordable, heated space to rent for use on the weekends. I am a designer and just need a separate space outside my house to pursue my own art on the weekends.

Thank you!

6 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Drivers Chucking Objects At Your Car After You Honk At Them For Safety Reasons

Has anyone else experienced this? Ever since I moved here from Detroit, I started experiencing this...me honking at a person, because they are about to hit me, and them instantly getting pissed, when it's very obvious I was not in the wrong and just saying , "hey I'm here I don't think you see me! Ive had multiple people do this, almost get out of their car, one did once, screamed at me and threaten to beat me up...the last...

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Has anyone else experienced this? Ever since I moved here from Detroit, I started experiencing this...me honking at a person, because they are about to hit me, and them instantly getting pissed, when it's very obvious I was not in the wrong and just saying , "hey I'm here I don't think you see me! Ive had multiple people do this, almost get out of their car, one did once, screamed at me and threaten to beat me up...the last two people have just gotten in front of me anyways, then slowed down or pulled over...opened their window up and throw some hard object at my car.

It is very dumb, dangerous, and traumatizing.

I can't help but wonder ever what the other person is thinking.... especially since they usually have another person in the car watching them throw a temper tantrum baicslly...when they were in the wrong...

  • Eric Pepeson NW-side deplorable, based-stickman, commie-crusher

    I remember the good ole days when road rage on the northwest side was fun for the whole family. Not anymore, mooks and neighborhood cretin will just pull a gun out and shoot at you. Back in the day, hand gestures and well thought out expletives would suffice, now not so much.

  • LarryB Dog owner / wine sipper

    I'm hep to those vibrations daddy-o.....evil is as evil does..

3 days ago

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Nov 15

Updated 6 days ago

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.

6 days ago

  • Permit issued for electric wiring

    INSTALL THREE ANTENNAS AND SIX RADIO-FREQUENCY AMPLIFIERS FOR CELL PHONE SERVICE, ON BUILDING ROOFTOP. ALL LOW VOLTAGE

    4001 N. Ravenswood Ave. Issued January 8, 2018 Comment

Jan 07

Updated 6 days ago

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 06

Updated 6 days ago

Breakroom / Finches / Ravinia Brewing

Does anyone know when Ravinia Brewing will open? That carcass of a store front is just sitting there.

  • I sent Ravinia a message and this is the response I got:
    I wish I had a better answer for you, but unfortunately there are a variety of issues to work through at the Montrose spot that continue to put timing and planning up in the air. It is a wonderful spot and a wonderful neighborhood which we are really hoping to make work - but some thing are simply out of our control. Keep checking back with us and hopefully we'll know more soon!

  • Eric Pepeson NW-side deplorable, based-stickman, commie-crusher

    That's too bad, ya' know I always wanted to open up a nice restaurant & bar. That building would a make a good dirty neighborhood strip club with a nasty lunch buffet. Maybe put some of those slot machines in the back and patrons can also bet on the ponies with an OTB. Forget about all those fancy microbrews, only Schlitz or Old Style for a buck and a quarter each. It will be the classiest establishment on the NW side. Call it "Deplorables"

Jan 08

Updated 6 days ago

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 08

Updated Jan 09

Old issues of National Geographics

Howdy neighbors- I have about 5 years worth of magazines that I want to get rid of. Wondering if this is something a school wants or any crafty folks. 2006-2010 are the approximate years. They also have the fake leather book box that they are stored in.
Anyone... Anyone... Bueller? If not then I will just take them to the Village Disco...

  • Hi there! I would be happy to take some of the National Geographics off your hands. I send care packages to troops and those magazines are requested and very well received. Let me know if I could grab some. Thanks!

  • ElizabethB..how cool!!! (You , too!) Thanks for this!!!

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 08

Jan 06

Free computer desk

Free computer desk is 20.5"deep x44.4" width x 30.25" high

Keyboard shelf extends but not as far as it should (about 1/2 way - can still use as is for a keyboard or can probably be fixed).

One side drawer above section that can house a computer tower.

Top of desk has some permanent marker scribbles on it thanks to my first child.

If interested, contact me at kflaminio@hotmail.com. Located at Belmont/California.

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 03

Days After Dramatic Chase, Gun Recovery, And Arrest, Cops Who Sit Outside Mayor's House Are Told: Do NOT Wear Body Cameras

...police officers who are assigned to sit outside of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s home at 4228 North Hermitage have been ordered to not work with the body-worn cameras (BWC) that other officers...

    Days After Dramatic Chase, Gun Recovery, And Arrest, Cops Who Sit Outside Mayor's House Are Told: Do NOT Wear Body Cameras
    Chicago police officers who are assigned to sit outside of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's home at 4228 North Hermitage have been ordered to not work with the body-worn cameras (BWC) that other officers are required to wear. News of the development came this morning on the Second City Cop blog.
    http://www.cwbchicago.com

Dec 31

Updated Jan 02

Witness a hit and run at 3818 N. Kimball Avenue at 11:00am on 12/28/17?

Hello. Did anyone witness a car crash at 3818 N. Kimball Avenue at 11:00am on 12/28/17? My car was parked there and there was a hit and run. I obtained the police report and that report states that a witness saw a black Mercedes driven by older man hit two cars (including mine) and drive off. Security footage would also be great, of course.

  • Chris H Kimball Ave Homeowner

    Thank you very much for the response. I appreciate it. Does 11:00am sound right for the time of the crash?

  • MetroCyclist Food Crazy 9YR Inde Park/Albany Park Resident.

    Yes 11 am, that sounds about right.

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

Frozen pipes or water main frozen?

I woke up this morning to no water in my house. Called a plumber for frozen pipes. Since I have no water at all they said I’d have to work with the city. 311 said they’d send someone out - no timeframe given. Has anyone dealt with a similar issue? I’d like to get an idea of what to expect.

Possibly related - I saw water spewing out of a sewer grate around the corner from me (Montrose & Western) last night. Also reported this to 311.

Dec 29

Updated Dec 31

Hit and run

Hi neighbors. Hit and run at 4135 n Drake. Dark 4 door suv was Nb drake but lost control, made a u turn and fled sb drake. At least 2 cars hit, 1 appears a total loss.

  • @bob, in that case, you incur the loss, depending on the amount of loss, you may be able to deduct something off of taxes.

    then your option is to find the responsible party and see if you can sue to recover losses incurred.

  • ward greenleaf Smokey and the Bandit, Hooper, Cannonball Run...

    Bob, you are them SOL!

Dec 30

  • Permit issued for electric wiring

    ELECTRICAL WIRING FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION HOME WITH A 200 AMP, SINGLE PHASE SERVICE. CHANGE OF ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR

    1944 W. Belle Plaine Ave. Issued December 28, 2017 Comment

Dec 28

Homeless grey cat

Spotted near 2000 block of west Grace Street. Last seen headed toward Bradley Place.

Dec 25

Updated Dec 27

Plumbing ID help please

Hi, can anyone tell me what this is? It is a metal cover about four or five inches wide with a large nut and a small hole, that is connected to my bathroom's clean water supply. Thanks!

  • Phill Lucille, give me strength.

    Nice little tiles, they don't make those anymore.

  • Spam Alert, thanks, I have limited knowledge so assumed erroneously it was connected to the water supply. Philip and Johnson K, it does appear to be a drum trap. Thanks a lot everyone for the info and terminology!

Dec 24

Dec 20

Updated Dec 21

Dog barking outside at 3:30am!

This dog has been barking for over an hour at 3:30am. I can’t believe that it wants to be outside in the cold. Who does that to their pet? I’m on the 4200 block of mozart. I can hear it all the way here. Poor thing. I wish the owners would let him in.

  • If it continues and/or you somehow figure out it could possibly be animal abuse or you just want a well-being check done, you can call Anti-Cruelty Society and someone will go check on the dog - you don't have to give them your name. I had to do it years ago and you can do it online on their website as well.

  • I don’t know if it is a common occurance because I just happen to wake up at 3:30am & could not go back to sleep. The barking was far and not my neighbors- maybe a block away. I just wanted to put the word out that if the actual neighbors...

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    I don’t know if it is a common occurance because I just happen to wake up at 3:30am & could not go back to sleep. The barking was far and not my neighbors- maybe a block away. I just wanted to put the word out that if the actual neighbors of people with dogs would stand up for the poor animals when they recognize somethings are not right - it’s cold out and that Dog was letting its owner know it wanted to come inside. Plus- how could the actual neighbors sleep through that barking? It is freezing at night. I just wish I could know who it was to report them.

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 21

Dec 20

Updated Dec 20

Man who stole taxis in suburbs after robbing drivers gets 15 years in prison

...aggravated vehicular hijacking in connection with the incidents. His last known address was in the 4100 block of North Ravenswood Avenue. The case against his female accomplice, Yamilka Gomez, 20, of Chicago, is pending, authorities said...

    Man who stole taxis in suburbs after robbing drivers gets 15 years in prison
    A knife-wielding Chicago man who robbed two northwest suburban taxi drivers and stole their cars in June was sentenced Monday to 15 years in prison, authorities reported. Martin Barrientos, 21, pleaded guilty in Cook County Circuit Court to aggravated vehicular hijacking in connection with the incidents.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

  • ....and rapists get probation.

    nice justoice system we have in this county.

    but keep voting democrat!

Dec 18

Updated Dec 20

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!

  • Interested! Any way you might have them available tonight, Tues. 12/19?

  • Nellie, just sent you an email. We just got home. Are you still interested for a pick up tonight (12/19)? If so I can email you our contact info.

  • Heya -

    I sent you an email/PM about the boxes yesterday but didn't hear back. Are they still available? If so, how soon could I come get them?

Dec 20

Man who stole taxis in suburbs after robbing drivers gets 15 years in prison

...aggravated vehicular hijacking in connection with the incidents. His last known address was in the 4100 block of North Ravenswood Avenue. The case against his female accomplice, Yamilka Gomez, 20, of Chicago, is pending, authorities said...

    Man who stole taxis in suburbs after robbing drivers gets 15 years in prison
    A knife-wielding Chicago man who robbed two northwest suburban taxi drivers and stole their cars in June was sentenced Monday to 15 years in prison, authorities reported. Martin Barrientos, 21, pleaded guilty in Cook County Circuit Court to aggravated vehicular hijacking in connection with the incidents.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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?

  • 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 Kindly control yourselves.

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

Dec 20

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