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 :)

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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 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 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

It’s My Penis and I’ll Cry If I Want To Confronts Gender Politics at Pride Arts Center

Shows are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm/Sundays at 5 pm in The Buena, Pride Arts Center at 4147 N. Broadway. Tickets are priced at $25. Or call to reserve your ticket 800-737-0984

    It's My Penis and I'll Cry If I Want To Confronts Gender Politics at Pride Arts Center
    It's My Penis and I'll Cry If I Want To is a 45-minute one-man show exploring the nuances of gender, often humorously, always movingly and inextricably linked to the many characters portrayed by Jamie Black in this seasoned performance that has run for several years in the fringe circuit.
    https://thirdcoastreview.com

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 04

Jan 02

Streamwood Woman's Club benefits local organizations

If you would like to help the Streamwood Woman's Club in its fundraising efforts, join the Dining for Dollar event Feb. 21 at Pilot Pete's in Schaumburg, 905 Irving Park Road. You are required to bring in a flyer.

    Streamwood Woman's Club benefits local organizations
    The Streamwood Woman's Club has been in existence for more than 50 years. Not only is it a social club, but it is also a nonprofit philanthropic club. Throughout the year the club holds multiple fundraisers, such as the annual Floral Design Showcase, bake sales at the annual Easter egg hunt, annual Gingerbread House Raffle at Panera's in December, Dining for Dollars and more.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

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.

Jan 01

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 29

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Nov 30

Updated Dec 22

Target Holiday Hours

BREAKING NEWS:

Target is open an extra hour until Christmas. Now closes at 12Midnight.

You can slow down go late its a breeze.

Happy Holiday Time!

Dec 22

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 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

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.

Dec 17

Updated Dec 18

Chase at Waveland robbery

This is an FYI- today, Sunday at approximately 1pm a women was robbed in the atm vestibule, the door was not locking. 4 African American offenders, one very short were spotted at Center on Halsted - we spoke to security guard there. Walking down Grace going north by Anshe Emets security guard. Pants hanging down and red underwear were descriptions from all who saw them. Victim was not reporting at time as she had some place to be. We had walked into this chase after it happened. Center was calling police. I called Chase to get lock fixed. Just trying to keep everyone informed in the absence of DNA info.

  • Mute Truth is not determined by majority vote

    "walking down Grace going north"

    I didnt make the comment so im not sure but even on a street that runs east and west you can walk from the south side of that street to the north side of it

  • Thanks mute!
    I was walking east on grace.

Dec 18

Sep 27

Updated Dec 17

Injured goose

Does anyone know who to contact about a goose at belmont harbor missing a foot. It seems to be cast out of the group of geese all by itself.

I saw this yesterday but today saw just one in the water honking like it was in distress maybe the same one? Isnt it unusual for them to be aline?

  • Bird has not been ousted. Still with its pack. Spotted near Belmont harbor today, Sunday!

  • my god people, it's a goose!! if he is not strong enough to survive, most likely he'll make a good dinner for one of those city coyotes. no need to get a thread going about the ordeal.

Dec 17

Renovated high-rise apartments in Buena Park from $1,245 a month

Buena Shores, 833 W Buena, is a completely renovated 22-story contemporary high-rise on a quiet, tree-lined block in the largely residential Buena Park neighborhood.

    Renovated high-rise apartments in Buena Park from $1,245 a month
    Buena Shores, 833 W Buena, is a completely renovated 22-story contemporary high-rise on a quiet, tree-lined block in the largely residential Buena Park neighborhood. The apartments are bright and spacious, and have updated kitchens and baths and hardwood floors throughout. One-bedroom apartments rent from $1,250 a month, 2-bedrooms from $1,495 and 3-bedrooms from $1,575.
    http://yochicago.com

Dec 16

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Dec 15

Comedian Matt Braunger at Lincoln Hall, and more of the best things to do in Chicago this weekend

Fri 12/15: GayCo Productions' sketch comedy revue, 'Tis the Seasonal Depression, focuses on the emotional roller coaster that is the holiday season. See it at Pride Arts Center (4147 N. Broadway). 8 PM, $20, $12 students

This article has 5 other Chicago locations (Show)

Sat 12/16: Matt Braunger, who trained in Chicago and remains a local favorite, brings his Braunger Than Yesterday stand-up tour to Lincoln Hall (2424 N. Lincoln). He was recently seen at the late comedian Pat Brice's 40th Birthday Tribute. 10 PM, $20

Sat 12/16: The mini Father’s Day party Dad’s Basement Holiday B&B includes Bite Cafe bites, the opportunity to donate to the Greater Chicago Food Depository, and dad-rock tunes spun by Ryan Duggan and the Reader’s own Luca Cimarusti. Dad it out at the Empty Bottle (1035 N. Western). Noon, free

Sun 12/17: Fancy some Shakespeare? Twelfth Night ends its run tonight at the Lincoln Park Conservatory (2391 N. Stockton). The Reader's Dan Jakes writes, "Stylistically, [director Dylan S.] Roberts and the young cast lean into the broad silliness inherent in the story." 7:30 PM, free

...professional storytellers and five attendees (in open-mike slots) share the spotlight at Stage 773 (1225 W. Belmont) while the audience fills their bellies with food brought for a potluck. This edition notably...

...politics behind it at Topdog/Watchdog, or Who Is Sylvia? This performance at the Hideout (1354 W. Wabansia) will be recorded and distributed by the Reader. 3 PM, $10

    Comedian Matt Braunger at Lincoln Hall, and more of the best things to do in Chicago this weekend
    click to enlarge There's plenty to do this weekend before the holidays hit. Here's some of what we recommend: Spend the evening at the Bridgeport Art Center Holiday Night Market shopping for wares and perusing four galleries-all at the eponymous Bridgeport Art Center (1200 W. 35th).
    https://www.chicagoreader.com

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