15 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Question about the carjackings

It seems that we have tens of carjackings every week. Got me thinking. What is this doing to the car insurance costs in Chicago? And can the victims whose cars get totalled sue the thieves direct or does the insurance sue the thieves?

  • Mute Mute Me

    "What is this doing to the car insurance costs in Chicago?"

    Nothing if you have liability.

    "And can the victims whose cars get totalled sue the thieves direct or does the insurance sue the thieves?

    Neither if the theives arent caught and if they are caught not sure what your gonna collect from someone sitting in jail.

  • I must watch too much court TV, because I see victims (or plaintiffs) all the time suing someone who totalled their car go court for damages when the insurance company only covers a limited amount of money.

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Nov 09

Updated 15 hours ago

Spree of muggings early evening November 8th in Buena Park

CHICAGO - Residents of Chicago's Uptown neighborhood should be on guard after reports of three separate muggings that occurred in just 15 minutes Wednesday night.
The first robbery happened around 7:30 p.m. near West Buena and North Clarendon avenues. The victim said four males attacked him and ran east, toward Marine Drive.
Right after that, another man was reportedly beaten up and robbed in the 700-block of West Bittersweet Place.
Minutes later, the group reportedly beat a 50-year-old man to...

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CHICAGO - Residents of Chicago's Uptown neighborhood should be on guard after reports of three separate muggings that occurred in just 15 minutes Wednesday night.
The first robbery happened around 7:30 p.m. near West Buena and North Clarendon avenues. The victim said four males attacked him and ran east, toward Marine Drive.
Right after that, another man was reportedly beaten up and robbed in the 700-block of West Bittersweet Place.
Minutes later, the group reportedly beat a 50-year-old man to the ground, but he was not robbed. The attackers ran north on Clarendon. The victim was treated at a hospital.
There is surveillance video of one of the violent attacks. The robbers appear to be between 15-18 years old.
I have been in contact with the investigating officers of these incidents.
As I have recording cameras surrounding my estate on Hutchinson and Clarendon,
I will check to see if there is anything that can be helpful to police. I have reported this information to the police.

  • Mute Mute Me

    " I'm not sure why this keeps happening"

    what has changed that would stop it from happening?

    "My friend and his pregnant wife have a condo in that exact area, and I do worry about their safety"

    im not sure if a pregnant woman would be seen as an easy target or just the opposite since if caught there are added charges.

    why would anyone want to raise children in that area? Hopefully they dont plan to stay long!

  • DEAR ALL:
    Concerning the rampage of muggings November 8th, I received a call last night from the lead detective: one of the 4 criminals is in custody. The CPD is now interviewing the suspect to turn in the other 3 which I am confident he will in exchange for reduced charges. So this good news to enhance safety for our neighborhood.

    HAVE A WONDERFUL THANKSGIVING MY FRIENDS !!

18 hours ago

    Rock Engravings of Dogs on Leashes Show Pre-Neolithic Good Boys
    A new study of prehistoric rock art reveals how hunters in the Arabian Peninsula pursued prey with dogs over 8,000 years ago - and even controlled their packs with leashes. The engravings represent the earliest evidence for dogs on the Arabian Peninsula and might even stand as the earliest depictions of canines yet, as Science first reported.
    https://hyperallergic.com

26 hours ago

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    CONVERT FROM EXISTING 5 D.U. TO 7 D.U. W/ INTERIOR ALTERATIONS, EXTERIOR REPAIRS AND REPLACE EXISTING WOOD PORCH WITH A NEW 2 STORY 24'-2"X8'-0" METAL PORCH TO AN EXISTING 3 STORY MASONRY BUILDING. THE SCOPE OF WORK INCLUDE: ARCHITECTURAL, PLUMBING, HVAC & ELECTRIC.CURRENT USE: RESIDENTIAL (7 D.U.)

    3358 N. Kenmore Ave. Issued November 21, 2017 Comment

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27 hours ago

Chicago comedy leader resigns, apologizes ‘if he offended anyone’

...than 35 percent of the nonprofit corporation that acquired and now owns the venue at 1225 W. Belmont Ave. The Posen Family Foundation has been a donor to Lukaba Productions, the organization that does...

    Chicago comedy leader resigns, apologizes 'if he offended anyone'
    Chicago comedy figure and Sketchfest founder Brian Posen has announced he is "stepping down as Creative Director of Stage 773" after a decade at the helm of the Lakeview performance venue. Posen made the announcement Friday in a Facebook post, making it his second departure from a high-profile post in recent months.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

4 days ago

Updated 39 hours ago

How to get a referendum started?

Would anyone know where to go to get a referendum on the ballot? would it be the City or County? and is there a cost?
Thanks.
I'm going to start a 5 strikes & out petition.

  • do you think the judges & chief judge know about this law? I keep seeing a rotating door with the same criminals released. Maybe (we) should send the Chief Judge a copy of the law to remind him?

  • Neighborhood Dad 25-year resident of North Center/St Bens/Lincol...

    I think they and the States’ Attorneys and defense attorneys all know about it.

    Again, I haven’t researched it. But I doubt anyone has even qualified for those 3 strikes. Meaning nobody has had two prior, separate convictions for the heinous felonies listed and folllowed it up with another such...

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    I think they and the States’ Attorneys and defense attorneys all know about it.

    Again, I haven’t researched it. But I doubt anyone has even qualified for those 3 strikes. Meaning nobody has had two prior, separate convictions for the heinous felonies listed and folllowed it up with another such conviction. I’d assume any of the felonies would have resulted in perhaps a 25-year sentence. Two of those would be 50 years. Assuming the person was 18 at the first conviction, and there were only 2 years between the first release and the second conviction. That’d leave you with a 70-year-old needing to commit another heinous crime.

    It needs to be a broader list of what felonies count as “strikes.” And a system that doesn’t use those strikes to pressure perps into pleading to lesser crimes to avoid a strike.

40 hours ago

15 seasonal shows (both naughty and nice) for the holidays

Performances run through Jan. 6, at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. (773) 327-5252 or americanbluestheater.com.

Performances run through Dec. 30, at 1229 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. (773) 975-8150 or theaterwit.org.

Performances run through Dec. 23, at 851 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. (773) 697-9693 or theannoyance.com.

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Performances run through Dec. 31, at 170 N. Dearborn St., Chicago. (312) 443-3800 or goodmantheatre.org.

Performances run through Dec. 31, at Navy Pier, 800 E. Grand Ave., Chicago. (312) 595-5600 or chicagoshakes.com.

Performances run through Dec. 30, at The Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division St., Chicago. (773) 769-3832 or thehousetheatre.com.

Performances run through Dec. 31, at 3745 N. Southport Ave., Chicago. (773) 325-1700 or mercurytheaterchicago.com.

Performances run through Dec. 3, at the Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph St., Chicago. (800) 775-2000 or broadwayinchicago.com.

Performances run through Dec. 17, at The Den Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. (773) 697-3830 or wearetheagency.org.

    15 seasonal shows (both naughty and nice) for the holidays
    Looking for some holiday entertainment? Here's a partial list of seasonal shows on stage in the city and the suburbs. * Larry Yando returns for the 10th year to play Ebenezer Scrooge in Goodman Theatre's 40th anniversary production of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol." Performances run through Dec. 31, at 170 N.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

45 hours ago

Review: “Significant Other”

Where: Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave.

    Review: "Significant Other" - hpherald.com
    RECOMMENDED Where: Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. When: through Dec. 9 Tickets: $20-$38 Phone: 773-975-8150 By ANNE SPISELMAN Theater Critic If it weren't for Alex Weisman's virtuoso performance, there would be little reason to see the Midwest premiere "Significant Other," Joshua Harmon's ("Bad Jews") overly long, rather schematic tragicomedy about love and marriage among ...
    http://hpherald.com

2 days ago

  • Permit issued for electric wiring

    MAKE CONNECTION TO ELECTRIC PANEL ON 15 AMP BREAKER FOR SYSTEM A.P.INSTALL 15 AMP CIRCUIT FOR FIRE ALARM SYSTEM A.P.# 1007114

    1228 W. Belmont Ave. Issued November 20, 2017 Comment

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Local Movers needed

Need a mover to pick up a lg couch in north center and move it to wrigleyville

Nov 15

Updated 3 days ago

BOOKS

Does any organization or individual take books as a donation anymore? or should they just be thrown in the recycle bin for garbage collection?

  • Mute Mute Me

    "Teachers are always looking for very specific books, not your trash. We already have plenty on our plate without fielding worthless heavy books"

    Typical. Has no idea what books the op has but calls them trash,worthless and heavy! How teacherly.

  • maybe you wouldn't have so much on your plate if you weren't a jerk to those trying to help you. simmer down, lesko

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Nov 16

5 things to do this weekend in Chicago

...as a guest speaker and begins at 7 p.m. Thursday at Old Chicago Inn (3222 N. Sheffield Ave.). Free...

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...s 104th Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony goes down—er, up—this weekend in Millennium Park (201 E. Randolph St.). The ceremony features a 62-foot tall Norway Spruce donated by Darlene Dorfler of Grayslake...

...Brass Ensemble will play at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Art Institute of Chicago (111 S. Michigan Ave.), a collaborative concert with the Institute that highlights its exhibit of Brazilian artist Tarsila do...

...will bring her “All I Want for Christmas is You” tour to the Chicago Theatre (175 N. State St.) at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. So if you’re a Christmas music lover, make...

...launch party starts at 2 p.m. Friday and noon Saturday at its Kedzie location (3340 N. Kedzie). Deth’s Tar variants will be tapped at 5 p.m. Friday and noon Saturday...

    5 things to do this weekend in Chicago
    We've got some fun ways for you to warm up or embrace the chill, with boozy brews and speakeasy stories, plus the lighting of the city's Christmas tree. Light that tree One of the city's oldest holiday traditions, Chicago's 104th Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony goes down-er, up-this weekend in Millennium Park (201 E.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Nov 14

Updated Nov 16

Ravenswood and Irving Park

Hi all, the police and fire department just shut down Ravenswood north of Irving Park Rd (9:15pm Tuesday 11/14) anyone know why?

  • There was a fire in the uniform company in the 4100 block of Ravenswood.

  • I left 4043 Ravenswood at around 10 and saw four ambulances, two fire trucks, and the police car blocking Ravenswood at Irving. Its odd that something calling for that kind of response wasn't covered in the media.

Nov 16

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Nov 10

Updated Nov 15

Two Gunmen Rob Big & Little's Thursday Morning; Preschoolers Witness Get-Away

Detectives are investigating the Thursday morning armed robbery of Big & Little’s restaurant, 1034 West Belmont. Two men, both armed with handguns, entered the eatery just before 11 a.m. and...

    Two Gunmen Rob Big & Little's Thursday Morning; Preschoolers Witness Get-Away
    Detectives are investigating the Thursday morning armed robbery of Big & Little's restaurant, 1034 West Belmont. Two men, both armed with handguns, entered the eatery just before 11 a.m. and demanded the store's proceeds, police said.
    http://www.cwbchicago.com

  • Mute Mute Me

    So you think they would have had police stationed at 11am in front of this daycare if it werent for the mayor and alderman?

    I dont remember daycares at 11am being hotspots for police before this current alderperson or mayor.

  • no, of course not. I agree with Li's first comment "police on every corner." assigning police to "stations" is probably as ineffective as those blue light cameras the tax payers spent and continue to spend millions for.

    but I do think having a city with an appropriately sized, renowned and effective police department would have both an active and deterrent effect on every category of crime.

Nov 15

Holiday theater and events for winter 2017-18

...are treated to milk and cookies served by the cast (November 17-December 30 at 1225 W. Belmont...

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Everybody's favorite witches, one “good,” and the other one “wicked” return to Chicago in WICKED December 6 through January 21, 2018 at the Oriental Theatre (24 W. Randolph).

...cocoa. Saturdays and Sundays, December 2-17, 2017 at Chicago Children’s Theatre, The Station, 100 S. Racine Ave.

...Charles Dickens’ classic tale, mixing everything from reggae, dancehall, and dubstep to epic rock ballads. (800 E. Grand Ave.) as the ghosts of Hip-hop Past, Present, and Future lead Scrooge on a journey...

THE AUDIENCE comes to TimeLine Theatre, 615 W. Wellington Ave. The production, by Peter Morgan, directed by TimeLine Associate Artistic Director Nick Bowling stars TimeLine Company Member Janet Ulrich Brooks as Queen Elizabeth II. (November 12 through December 3). 

BLACK ENSEMBLE THEATER (4450 N Clark St.,) has a treat in store with the original production of Sammy Davis Jr.with SAMMY...

The classic, IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS at the Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph) tells the story of two showbiz buddies putting on a show in a picturesque Vermont inn, and finding their perfect mates in the bargain.  (November 21 – December 3). 

PUFF: BELIEVE IT OR NOT with Remy Bumppo Theatre Company at the Greenhouse Theater Center (2257 N. Lincoln Ave.) explores  the salon society of 1840s Paris and is packed full of elegant plotting, quirky...

 LOOKINGGLASS THEATRE (821 N Michigan Ave.), circus-infused HARD TIMES filled with a Dickensian carnival of characters now through January 14, 2018.

VICTORY GARDENS THEATRE Victory Gardens Biograph Theatre, (2433 N Lincoln Avenue) presents FADE witty behind-the-scenes drama about Mexican-born Lucia who is hired to write for a ruthless Hollywood TV series (now-December 23).

Nov 15

John McLaughlin on his final US tour and playing with Miles Davis

Where: Vic Theatre, 3145 N. Sheffield Ave.

    John McLaughlin on his final US tour and playing with Miles Davis
    John McLaughlin is in the midst of his final U.S. tour, but he will never forget the lesson he learned from his mentor and friend, Miles Davis, when he first played with the jazz legend in America in the late '60s.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Nov 05

Updated Nov 15

COYOTE

Holy Sh*t, I'm standing last night on my porch around 10:45pm having my drinks before heading downtown to Gibson's, and this huge animal which I later learn to be a coyote, zipped at 100mph past my house east on Hutchinson.
Unreal.

  • My sister saw that dude by the PNC bank a few months back. Got a good picture of him.

  • A picture of Yves? Or the coyote?

Nov 15

Eric Fischer posted 2 photos to Flickr:

Nov 15

Nov 14

snow shoveler near Broadway and Wellington?

I'm looking for someone I can pay to shovel our front sidewalk this winter right around Broadway and Wellington. Anyone know anyone?

Nov 14

Sound check: America rides to town for two Arcada shows

• Hoodie Allen, Luke Christopher: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, at Vic Theatre, 3145 N. Sheffield Ave., Chicago. $30. (773) 472-0449 or victheatre.com.

• Scott Collins, The Hang Union, OUTDrejas, Spit G & the Most Low: 8 p.m Sunday, Nov. 19, at Elbo Room, 2871 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. $5. (773) 549-5549 or elboroomlive.com.

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...Mile Lights Festival. Reservations are recommended for the free, family-friendly events. Hard Rock Cafe, 63 W. Ontario St., Chicago. Free. (312) 943-2252 or hardrock.com/cafes/chicago/. 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov...

...nights at The Hideout with Sports Boyfriend, Chicago goth-pop rocker Eileen Peltier. The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia, Chicago. $20. (773) 227-4433 or hideoutchicago.com. 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Nov...

• Columbia College Takeover, featuring Caving, Stratford, Summerbruise, Burly Gates and Friday Pilots Club: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, at East Room, 2354 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. (773) 698-8774 or eastroomchicago.com.

• Aqueous, The North 41: 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, at Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. $15-$17. (773) 525-2501 or lh-st.com.

• Highly Suspect, Bones, DJ Redbees: 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, at House of Blues, 329 N. Dearborn St., Chicago. $26-$30. (312) 923-2000 or houseofblues.com.

• Swingin' Utters, Western Settings, Darius Koski, Top Shelf Lickers: 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, at Cobra Lounge, 235 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago. $16. (312) 226-6300 or cobralounge.com.

• W.C. & the Fam, The Belvederes, Vox Kakumeika: 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, at Reggies Music Joint, 2109 S. State St., Chicago. $8-$10. (312) 949-0120 or reggieslive.com.

• Bestman, Broken Holmes, Rakunk: 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, at Cubby Bear, 1059 W. Addison St., Chicago. $6-$9. (773) 327-1662 or cubbybear.com.

• Mike & Joe: 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, at Trophy Room, 170 W. Ontario St., Chicago. $5; $10 at the door. (312) 600-6920 or events.wamilive.com.

• The Way Down Wanderers, Great Sky Band: 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, at Martyrs', 3855 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. $12-$15. (773) 404-9494 or martyrslive.com.

• Mariah Carey "All I Want for Christmas Is You Tour": 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., Chicago. $99.50-$150. (800) 745-3000 or thechicagotheatre.com.

    Sound check: America rides to town for two Arcada shows
    Folk rock favorite America celebrates the band's 47th anniversary on stage with two shows in St. Charles this weekend. Catch classic rock jams such as "A Horse with No Name," "Sister Golden Hair" and more long-standing influential hits. Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. $59 Saturday, $55 Sunday.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

Nov 14

    The 22nd Annual Southport Holiday Stroll is December 1, 2017
    It's that time of year again! The Southport Holiday Stroll will be held on Friday, December 1, 2017 from 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM this year from Belmont to Irving Park Road. More information can be found here from the Lakeview Chamber of Commerce!
    http://southportcorridorchicago.blogspot.com

Jun 14 2012

Updated Nov 14

Looking for mechanic for Prius near Lakeview

Does anyone know an honest and reasonable mechanic who works on Toyota Prius? I saw a Yelp listing for Motocare on Western but I don't know anything about them.

  • I've had really good luck with Nal's Auto Repair on Irving Park @ Ravenswood. Check out some reviews:
    http://www.yelp.com/biz/nals-chicago

  • Jeff Avondale resident, avid cyclist

    Green Wheels Automotive Services,
    1540 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
    Auto dealership & mechanic specializing in electric cars & environmentally-oriented vehicles with good reviews

Nov 14

Nov 11

Updated Nov 12

LOST DOG

A friend lost his dog Armitage LaPorte
Lukey, 5 year old male Shih Tzu
No collar, No chip
If you’ve seen him please
Call Ritilio 773 681-6597
If you call his name, he’ll come to you.
His family really misses him.
Thank you

Nov 10

Updated Nov 12

Be careful out there today - streets and sidewalks glaze ice

I just returned from being out. I was east of Ashland Ave. at about Fullerton. The side streets and sidewalks are glaze ice. Cars are fishtailing and skidding trying to stop. I tried to stop at one intersection and forget it --- my car just kept going and stopped about the middle of the intersection. It was that way all the way until Western, where it's not so bad, but is still wet and looks icy in places.

Bicyclists are having a very hard time of it. They skid if they try to slow down or stop, and then when they put their foot down they slip.

So far the main streets are just slushy and are safer.

  • catlady for the love of cats, lets get along!

    oh man, thanks for the heads up Beeb! I am one who hates driving in the snow, yes i've lived here all my life but i still cannot do it lol. I shall be driving super slow this evening. Stay safe!

  • Buses were stuck on broadway.

  • Victor Perez small business owner

    If you're in need of snow and ice removal or preventive maintenance call
    312 885 1719
    Reasonably priced
    Quality assurance contracting services llc

Nov 12

Sunday picks: Chicago Pet Show returns to Kane County Fairgrounds

• Bleachers, Bishop Briggs, Amy Shark: 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, Vic Theatre, 3145 N. Sheffield Ave., Chicago. $31-$41. (773) 472-0449 or victheatre.com.

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...Joffrey Ballet, MOMIX and many more on Sunday at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Parkway, Chicago. $41-$135. (312) 341-2300 or auditoriumtheatre.org. 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov...

• Talk to you Never, The Homecoming, Everyone Says, Bad Planning, California Killers: 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, Bottom Lounge, 1375 W. Lake St., Chicago. $10. (312) 666-6775 or bottomlounge.com.

• Blitzen Trapper, Lilly Hiatt: 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. $20-$25. (773) 525-2501 or lh-st.com.

• Columbia College Takeover, featuring Caving, Stratford, Summerbruise, Burly Gates and Friday Pilots Club: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, East Room, 2354 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. (773) 698-8774 or eastroomchicago.com.

• CBS Radio's Stars & Strings with Brad Paisley, Chris Young, Darius Rucker and others: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, The Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., Chicago. Tickets start at $129. livenation.com.

    Sunday picks: Chicago Pet Show returns to Kane County Fairgrounds
    Visit pet-related companies and organizations galore at the Chicago Pet Show in St. Charles. More on this, "Wild Kratts live!" in Rosemont, Peter Yarrow at the Arcada and more.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

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