5 hours ago

Staubers Reopens as Lakeview Ace Hardware

I stopped in today to the old Staubers, which was sold to Lakeview Ace. The same staff folks are there, who have always been so neighborly and helpful. Just wanted you all to know they're back. I'm so glad. I'd much rather shop there than at a big box store.

2 days ago

Updated 31 hours 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

2 days ago

Updated 38 hours ago

Anytime Fitness North Center

Does anybody have an idea of when the Anytime Fitness on Rockwell will open? Their corporate website has no information.

  • Jane Spec North Center resident

    I'm wondering the same thing. I bet it will be right after the holidays when everyone makes their new years resolutions and are ready to pony up for a membership that will only get used in January :)

2 days ago

  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    REPLACE ONE ROOFTOP UNIT WITH ONE 5 TON, AIR COOLED, SELF-CONTAINED, R410A, FRASER JOHNSTON ROOFTOP UNIT, LOCATED ON THE REAR LOW ROOF, AND SERVING OFFICE SPACE. THIS ROOFTOP UNIT IS COOLING ONLY.

    2157 W. Irving Park Rd. Issued November 13, 2017 Comment

6 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Catalytic Converter Stolen

Hey neighbors, just letting you know that my catalytic converter was stolen off my Jeep parked on Mozart. I filed a police report, but I wanted you all to be on the lookout. There has been a wave of this crime on the NW side

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

    Kittyhop in Logan Square, I was standing at my rear kitchen window while on an important phone call, when I saw the perpetrator inside my truck. I yelled out as loud as I could and pounded on my window, which startled both the customer service representative and the a-hole in...

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    Kittyhop in Logan Square, I was standing at my rear kitchen window while on an important phone call, when I saw the perpetrator inside my truck. I yelled out as loud as I could and pounded on my window, which startled both the customer service representative and the a-hole in my truck. I ran out my backdoor towards my truck when he ran down the alley while clutching his, what looked like, a gun peering out of his shirt. I had left my vehicle unlocked (not any more), just to avoid damage to my vehicle in situations like this.

  • WOW!!That is quite something...and yes, scary that he might have had a gun....

    (The guy from the service that jumped my car today had a gun in his belt..that ISN"T why I gave him a tip however...)< that's a joke...but he did have a gun..

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Where to look for stolen jewelry?

My engagement ring (a family heirloom) was stolen from my apartment by a burglar, and I realize that it's probably gone, but I'd still like to do my due diligence to try and find it. I've been looking at Craigslist, ebay, and some resale sites (offerup, facebook market). The detective assigned to our case looked through the pawn shop database but no luck.

Any other suggestions.

  • Chicago John North Center neighbor since 1989

    My heart goes out to you. Keep on searching. Offer a reward somehow. Good luck

5 days ago

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Oct 29

Updated Nov 07

Lost cat!

Our cat ran away last night! He is a Siamese wearing a bow tie named Jon Snow. Please keep an eye out for him! He is very friendly and food motivated!

Nov 07

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Updated Nov 06

Shots fired

Around 4:43am there were three shots fired...about 30sec later 2 more shots were fired by Small Bar. Police were looking around but haven't found anything. I heard the first three shots got up and the next two were shot. Couldnt see them but very loud.

  • correction - probably near 3000 N Albany - at Wellington, by the bar.

  • Wellington and Albany. Shots were fired again yesterday at 12:30pm. They found casings from the bullets.

Nov 06

Oct 31

Updated Nov 05

Stolen Dog at Addison/Damen

Stolen dog in North Center (Addison/Damen)! My colleague just got footage from a neighbor's home security of someone walking off with her dog - taken from her fenced in yard. If you live in the area please be on the look out for this sweet pup.

Nov 05

Nov 02

Updated Nov 04

Broken car window

A day late asking .... came out at 6:30 am to find my car window on driver's side had been busted in. Nothing stolen (not that there was anything), just really irritating. Wondering if anyone else in area had same experience? Happened on Francisco between Belmont & Elston.

  • Was this Halloween night?

  • Yes, unfortunately. I have lived in Chicago for 15 years .... 2.5 in this neighborhood and have never had any issues.

  • It was a group of neighborhood teenage kids who busted car windows on multiple vehicles with a baseball bat on Halloween night. If anyone else had their windows busted in the Avondale neighborhood or by the Target on Addison near Sacramento park send me a private message and I’ll pass along the information I have.

Nov 01

Updated Nov 03

Belmo t & Kedzie area

Does any one know who to talk with about cleaning up tbe under pass by Belmont & Kedzie.I walk every day to train & home.It is getting dirtier & dirtier each day.Someone dumped a load of clothes now you walk in street or over the pile. I have lived in area for 40 some years & this is the worst its ever been. Needs to be cleaned before bad weather starts.

Nov 03

    Time For Kids-Nonfiction Reading! | DonorsChoose.org project by Ms. Martinucci
    My students need TIME for Kids to be prepared for the world and for real world situations. I have 120 5th and 6th grade bilingual students. They are full of life and come in ready to learn!! All of my students receive free lunch. Their families struggle financially and asking them to...
    https://www.donorschoose.org

Oct 13

Updated Nov 02

Lawn service and snow removal

Looking for a responsible lawn service to mow a postage size lawn, provide spring and fall cleanup and, in the winter snowblow walks and shovel stairs. This is for a two flat near Montrose and Damien. Thanks!

Oct 02 2016

Updated Nov 02

Looking for at-home daycare for June 2017!

My wife and I live in Avondale and we are expecting our first child this coming June. We are looking for at-home daycare options. We noticed not all at-home daycare centers have websites for us to research. We have lived in the neighborhood for 2 years now, but don't know of all the options in the neighborhood. Any suggestions would be welcomed!

Nov 02

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Nov 01

WIERCIPIETAS posted 3 photos to Flickr:

Oct 30

Updated Oct 31

St Ben’s Bell

Does anyone know why St Ben’s bell tower has stopped ringing out the hours? I know the clock stopped working a couple months ago, and has since been repaired, but I miss the chimes.

  • J

    Thank you!

  • You're welcome I was missing them also! So it's nice that they will be eventually playing them again

Oct 31

Oct 30

Chicago comedy spotlight for Oct. 30-Nov. 5

Edgar Allan Poeprov at The Cornservatory, 4210 N. Lincoln Ave., 11:00 p.m. “Edgar Allan Poeprov is a fully poeduced, poefessionally impoevised play based on the life and works of Edgar Allan Poe.”

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Cocktail Comedy at House of Blues’ Foundation Room, 329 N. Dearborn, 6:00 p.m. Produced by James Allen Kamp, creator of the most excellent comedyofchicago...

Monster Mash-Up at iO, 1501 N. Kingsbury, 8:00 p.m. Improv teams undergo a mash-up.

Chicago Underground Comedy at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont, 9:00 p.m. One of comedy’s most groundbreaking showcases where Cameron Esposito, Beth Stelling, TJ Miller, Dan Telfer, Kumail Nanjiani, just to name a few, got their start. Produced by Meredith Kachel.

Super-Human: Halloween Show at The Annoyance Theatre, 851 W. Belmont Ave., 10:00 p.m. “Seasoned pros take the stage for a night of extreme comedy.”

All The President’s Men at The Revival, 1160 E 55th St., 4:00 p.m. This University of Chicago event is free and open to the...

David Sedaris at The Auditorium Theater, 50 E. Congress Parkway, 8:00 p.m. Possibly the best storyteller in the known and unknown universe. He is a graduate of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Comedians You Should Know at Timothy O’Toole’s, 622 N. Fairbanks Ct., 9:30 p.m. Blake Burkhart hosts Marty DeRosa, Danny Kallas, Joe Kilgallon, Xavier Lamont, Jason Melton, and Taneshia Rice.

Rent Due Comedy Show at Harold Washington Cultural Center, 4701 S. Martin Luther King Dr., 7:30 p.m. Starring Toya Turn Up (BET, 50 Central), Blameitonkway, Darren Fleet (Rick Smiley Show), and Taneshia Rice (Kevin Hart's Hart of the City and The Next Level). Hosted by Radio Personality Zana'P.

EbonyEssenceJet at MCL Chicago Comedy Theater, 3110 N. Sheffield, 7:30 p.m. Tonight's show celebrates the group’s third anniversary.

Stand Up Stand Up at The Laugh Factory, 3175 N. Broadway, 8:00 p.m. With Felonious Munk - see him now! He’s about to move to New York! – with Kristen Toomey, Michael Robinson, Ed Towns, Jake McKenzie and more TBA. Check out the Laugh Factory schedule for more Felonious Munk appearances this week.

Group Improvised Comedy at Comedy Clubhouse, 1462 N. Ashland, 8:00 p.m. Long form improv (20-25 minutes) by three teams of up...

Just Nesh at Red Nightclub, 5415 Irving Park, 7:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. Tonight and tomorrow night. Follow link for all show times. Taneshia Rice has appeared on Kevin Hart’s Next Level and Hart of the City, Windy City Live, and toured the country with Dick Gregory.

Michael Issac: Making It Happen In Chicago at The Harris Theater, 205 E. Randolph, 8:00 p.m. Michael Issac films his first comedy special. He is a Zanies...

VHS Comedy at @North Bar, 1637 W. North Ave., 8:00 p.m. Top comic commentary and stand-up based on the most absurd...

The Lincoln Lodge at Under the Gun Theatre, 956 W. Newport, 8:00 p.m. This famed stand-up showcase is now headquartered at Under the Gun with shows on Friday and Saturday nights.

Alan Alda at the Chicago Humanities Festival at Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn, 2:00 p.m. Alan Alda (M*A*S*H, Scientific American Frontiers) and biologist...

House Party: Sunday Night Improv at ComedySportz, 929 W. Belmont, 7:00 p.m. Three house teams perform "scenes, songs, and games."

    Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, October 30-November 5, 2017
    In town: Paula Poundstone, Denis Leary, Toya Turn Up, Darren Fleet, Zainab Johnson, Nick Swardson, Dana Gould, and Alan Alda. The cast of Superior Donuts is here: Maz Jobrani, Jermaine Fowler, David Koechner, Maz Jobrani and Rell Battle. Returning to comedy hometown Chicago: Michael Palascak, David Sedaris (Art Institute grad) and David Koechner.
    http://www.chicagonow.com

Oct 30

Chambershines posted 1 photo to Flickr:

Oct 29

On Smoke Break, Brewhouse Worker's Robbed At Gunpoint; 3 In Custody

...offenders approached the victim around 10:30 p.m. behind Half Acre Brew Co. at 4257 North Lincoln, police said. One robber produced a handgun and all three fled with the victim’s...

    On Smoke Break, Brewhouse Worker's Robbed At Gunpoint; 3 In Custody
    Three suspects are in custody after a North Center brewhouse worker was robbed while taking a smoke break Saturday evening. The offenders approached the victim around 10:30 p.m. behind Half Acre Brew Co. at 4257 North Lincoln, police said. One robber produced a handgun and all three fled with the victim's cellphone and wallet.
    http://www.cwbchicago.com

Oct 25

Updated Oct 27

Clogged grates after gas company work

Has anyone noticed the large pools of water in some intersections of side streets ever since the gas company did all that rehab this summer? The corner of Belle Plaine and Harding has the grates so clogged , I tried to open one with a metal rod, and hit what felt like solid rock. When it rains the whole intersection , including 3 feet up the sidewalk (sloped) is a lake. Not a huge deal now, but in a month...

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Has anyone noticed the large pools of water in some intersections of side streets ever since the gas company did all that rehab this summer? The corner of Belle Plaine and Harding has the grates so clogged , I tried to open one with a metal rod, and hit what felt like solid rock. When it rains the whole intersection , including 3 feet up the sidewalk (sloped) is a lake. Not a huge deal now, but in a month when it freezes , it's going to be a major hazard for walkers and drivers. I called the aldermans office once, will call them again today... but if anyone else has noticed , do us all a favor and call, time is flying.

  • paul in jefferson jefferson park resident

    Karen is right leave water in street better than in your basement.I would block my street drain partially with plywood during heavy rains to avoid basement flooding at my old home, now they have restrictors in sewers.

  • My basement never floods. This is not a low lying area . And I'm not taking heavy rains, just any rain. I'm pretty sure leaving a flooded intersection to freeze is not going to be a good thing. I called the alderman and they are going to check it out,so we'll see

Oct 23

Updated Oct 27

Police Issue Alert After Rash of ATM Skimmers Found

Walgreens in the 2300 block of West Irving Park Road on Oct. 8

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Associated Bank in the 5200 block of North Central Avenue on Sept. 23

Walgreens in the 1500 block of West Fullerton Avenue on Sept. 26

7-11 in the 10700 block of South Ewing Avenue on Sept. 27

Walgreens in the 1600 block of West Belmont Avenue on Oct. 2

Fifth Third Bank in the 600 block of West Diversey Parkway on Oct. 4

Chase Bank in the 5600 block of West Montrose Avenue on Oct. 6

Walgreens in the 400 block of North Michigan Avenue on Oct. 8

Walgreens in the 3100 block of West Irving Park Road on Oct. 11

Walgreens in the 200 block of West Madison Street on Oct. 12

Walgreens in the 100 block of North State Street on Oct. 12

    Police Issue Alert After Rash of ATM Skimmers Found
    A police alert about a rash of ATM skimmer discoveries has Chicagoans rethinking how they use the bank money machines. Thirteen skimmers were found as of Monday afternoon. Many were found in the downtown area and on the North Side.
    https://www.nbcchicago.com

  • johnny teenyhands is having trouble with his sense of humor today.

  • Mute Mute Me

    Isn't teeny hands the one who.likes to thumbs down us two regardless of what we say?

Oct 27

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Oct 25

Get spooked at these 8 scary theater productions in Chicago this October

4210 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-868-0243

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1802 W. Berenice Ave. 773-664-1380

4609 N. Clark St. 312-646-0975

1439 W. Jarvis Ave. 773-706-5940

3914 N. Clark St. 773-230-4770

1225 W. Belmont Ave. 773-327-5252

851 W. Belmont Ave. 773-697-9693

3745 N. Southport Ave. 773-325-1700

    Get spooked at these 8 scary theater productions in Chicago this October
    Halloween is a monthlong affair in Chicago, and local theaters are getting in the spirit with a full slate of themed shows meant to creep you out or just provide some seasonal fun. Zombies, vampires, witches and other horrors take the stage at these eight productions, which run through Oct.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Oct 25

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Updated Oct 23

Former bank hiring manager gets 41 months in prison for 5 Chicago bank robberies

And Aug. 21, 2015, a PNC Bank branch at 4201 N. Lincoln Ave.

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Zuercher robbed the five banks of a total of more than $11,800, with the largest single heist, from a Chase Bank branch at 3335 N. Ashland Ave. on Aug. 27, 2015, netting him  $5,350, according to court documents.

Another at the Chase at 3334 N. Ashland, on Oct. 20, 2015;

On June 6, 2016, a Chase Bank branch, 5352 N. Elston Ave.;

Sept. 25, 2015, a Chase branch at 3339 W. Belmont Ave.;

    Former bank hiring manager gets 41 months in prison for 5 Chicago bank robberies
    A former bank hiring manager who robbed five North Side banks and was dubbed the "North Center Bandit" was sentenced Friday to almost 3-1/2 years in prison, authorities said. Gregor Zuercher, 39, of Chicago, who uses the first name Greg, was sentenced to 41 months in prison by U.S.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Oct 22

Updated Oct 23

More Than a Dozen ATM Skimming Devices Found Across Chicago

Walgreens in the 2300 block of West Irving Park Road on Oct. 8

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Associated Bank in the 5200 block of North Central Avenue on Sept. 23

Walgreens in the 1500 block of West Fullerton Avenue on Sept. 26

7-11 in the 10700 block of South Ewing Avenue on Sept. 27

Walgreens in the 1600 block of West Belmont Avenue on Oct. 2

Fifth Third Bank in the 600 block of West Diversey Parkway on Oct. 4

Chase Bank in the 5600 block of West Montrose Avenue on Oct. 6

Walgreens in the 400 block of North Michigan Avenue on Oct. 8

Walgreens in the 3100 block of West Irving Park Road on Oct. 11

Walgreens in the 200 block of West Madison Street on Oct. 12

Walgreens in the 100 block of North State Street on Oct. 12

    More Than a Dozen ATM Skimming Devices Found Across Chicago
    Chicago police issued an alert Saturday after at least a dozen ATMs were found to have skimming devices attached to them at stores and banks across the city. The devices - placed over or inside card slots to steal account information from customers - were discovered at 13 separate locations in less than a month, according to police.
    https://www.nbcchicago.com

  • PennyPenguin Chillin' out on EB

    I don't use Android Pay, so that solution doesn't help.

  • d3 NOH

    That's EMV Mr p. Problem is they combined the reader at most ATMs

Oct 23

13 skimmers found on ATMs across Chicago

A Walgreens in the 2300 block of West Irving Park Road in the North Center neighborhood the North Side on Oct. 8.

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The warning comes a day after police reported three devices at Walgreens stores downtown. Skimmers, which steal card users’ personal data, were confirmed at stores at Madison and Wells streets, Monroe and Clark streets, and the flagship store at State and Randolph streets, police said Friday. 

The warning comes a day after police reported three devices at Walgreens stores downtown. Skimmers, which steal card users’ personal data, were confirmed at stores at Madison and Wells streets, Monroe and Clark streets, and the flagship store at State and Randolph streets, police said Friday. 

An Associated Bank in the 5200 block of North Central Avenue in the Gladstone Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side on Sept. 23.

A Walgreens in the 1500 block of West Fullerton Avenue in the West De Paul neighborhood on the North Side on Sept. 26.

A 7-Eleven in the 10700 block of South Ewing Avenue in the East Side neighborhood on the Southeast Side on Sept. 27.

A Walgreens in the 1600 block of West Belmont Avenue in the Lakeview neighborhood on the North Side on Oct. 2.

A Chase Bank in the 5600 block of West Montrose Avenue in the Jefferson Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side on Oct. 6.

A Walgreens in the 400 block of North Michigan Avenue in the Near North neighborhood on the Near North Side on Oct. 8.

A Walgreens in the 3100 block of West Irving Park Road in the Irving Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side on Oct. 11.

A Walgreens in the 200 block of West Madison Street in the Loop on Oct. 12.

A Walgreens in the 100 block of North State Street in the Loop on Oct. 12

    13 skimmers found on ATMs across Chicago
    Skimming devices have been found on more than a dozen ATMs across Chicago in September and October, most on the city's North Side, according to a police community alert. The warning comes a day after police reported three devices at Walgreens stores downtown.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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