9 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Furniture refinisher

Does anyone know or can recommend a furniture refinisher who will work on the project on site? I've contacted a couple of the commercial establishments, and after getting quotes thought I'd try Plan B.

  • Jeffrey Littleton If you can't be a poet, be the poem.

    Try finding someone on Thumbtack.com, lots of small independent operators.

2 days ago

Updated 6 hours ago

gunshots

Sounded like 3 sets of 3-4 gunshots, kimball and Wilson maybe. Anyone else hear them? Happened maybe 415pm

  • Eric Pepeson NW sider, modern conservative

    Ward, in your opinion, are things more active in the neighborhood this spring than in years past? It seems like its been a rough May and June compared to previous years.

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

    Good question, and absolutely much worse!

32 hours ago

Updated 10 hours ago

Missing cat

Our beloved cat, Sas, went missing last night, 6/19/18. She is light grey with a few darker spots. Please text 773-220-2450 if you see her. Thank you!

  • Jen Baron JBaron

    I just got this from another posting for a lost cat. Thought it would be helpful so I copied and pasted:
    Here is the lost cat "to do" list. Also, is he chipped? If so, it will be back to the shelter you got him from. One of your first...

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    I just got this from another posting for a lost cat. Thought it would be helpful so I copied and pasted:
    Here is the lost cat "to do" list. Also, is he chipped? If so, it will be back to the shelter you got him from. One of your first calls should be to them.

    1. put his litterbox outside along with something else he sleeps on or smells like you.
    2. make photo posters and put them in neighbors' doors asking them to check their garages or other places he could be closed in. post on poles around your neighborhood; 3. call the closest vets and let them know he is missing and see if they have any reports; chips sometimes malfunction.
    4. monitor animal control and visit in person;
    5. list on craigslist lost and found, lost cats Illinois, etc.
    5. go out at dusk with a high powered flashlight and call and look for the reflection of the cat's eyes (he has probably not gone too far); call near closed garage doors and listen for a response.
    6.. get up in the middle of the night, (2-3) when it is very quiet and open your front and back doors and call him.
    7. if cat freaks out being outside, borrow or rent a trap from one of the shelters and bait it with his favorite food, cover with blanked and leave on your property but away from house.
    8. update us here with what works or doesn't so we can help other people.

  • Thanks for the tips Jen. Still no Sas. She ran away the first night in our new house so we are looking at both old and new house.

2 days ago

Updated 41 hours ago

Flooring contractor needed

Looking for a flooring installer for my condo unit. Anyone have a good one that is fairly priced?

6 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Lost dog on Montrose in Albany Park

My wife just came across this dog on Montrose near lawndale. The dog had no collar and she was unable to catch it. Does anyone know this dog? I'm hoping he/she finds its' way home

  • Jinthenorthside Part time student, Part time explorer

    I have seen a dog that looks exactly like this! Lives in a house on Hamlin near Cullom.

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Need to find a good electrician Fast!

Got to change from fuses to circuit breaker in a three flat! Lakeview location!

Mark Bean Broker EXP Realty

5 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Seeking a photographer for artwork

Can anyone recommend a good photographer who's experienced with photographing flat artwork?

  • Dreamer North Center

    Lee Klawans and he's very reasonable. Find him on Facebook.

Jun 14

Updated 6 days ago

Optometrist Referral

Hi, I am looking for an economical (exam/contacts/glasses) optometrist referral in the Lakeview/Roscoe Village/North Center areas or even downtown Loop. Thank you for your suggestions.

  • Second City Eye Care. 4115 N Lincoln Ave.
    Dr. Liz is great!

  • do you want an optometrist or opthalmologist? Walgreens has a new Optical Centers.

Jun 13

    Foxtrot Delivery Market coming to the Southport Gateway Development
    Foxtrot Delivery Market, with locations in Lincoln Park, River North, West Loop and Wicker Park is coming to 3334 N. Southport Avenue, across the street from Coda Di Volpe as part of The Southport Gateway apartment building. More information below the graphic about the Southport Gateway development.
    http://southportcorridorchicago.blogspot.com

May 11

Updated Jun 13

Community Bench Building Project

Sunday May 20th, 1 - 4 pm Waters School (4540 N. Campbell)

We are working on a project to increase the number of benches in our neighborhood.

Please click below to learn more.
https://www.youcaring.com/ravenswoodlincolnsquareandnorthcentercommunity-1114370

You can either donate and sponsor a bench for a neighbor (either someone you know or someone who has requested one) or get one for your own parkway.

These benches are intended for the parkway or other public spaces to encourage walking and offer people a...

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Sunday May 20th, 1 - 4 pm Waters School (4540 N. Campbell)

We are working on a project to increase the number of benches in our neighborhood.

Please click below to learn more.
https://www.youcaring.com/ravenswoodlincolnsquareandnorthcentercommunity-1114370

You can either donate and sponsor a bench for a neighbor (either someone you know or someone who has requested one) or get one for your own parkway.

These benches are intended for the parkway or other public spaces to encourage walking and offer people a place to rest as they go around the neighborhood.

Our goal is to build 15 benches. If you would like to help build the benches please come to the work group Sunday May 20th at Waters School. All ages and abilities are welcome. You can rsvp to info@forwardchicago.org or call 773-633-8312. Please come support this project - thank you!

Rain date is June 3.

    Click here to support Community Bench Project
    If residents aren't confident that they can get from here to there without a place to rest people won't walk. This impacts people of all ages - parents with children, folks with bad knees, someone with a walker. A new bench-building initiative addresses this issue: From Here to There: Benches to...
    https://www.youcaring.com
  • Our Community Bench Build has been rescheduled to June 15th at 4pm at Waters School.

    We can’t wait to get started and sprinkle these benches through the neighborhood!

    If you sponsored a bench, please plan to come pick up your bench at the build or contact info@forwardchicago.org to make arrangements...

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    Our Community Bench Build has been rescheduled to June 15th at 4pm at Waters School.

    We can’t wait to get started and sprinkle these benches through the neighborhood!

    If you sponsored a bench, please plan to come pick up your bench at the build or contact info@forwardchicago.org to make arrangements for drop off / pick up.

    If you did not sign up for a bench or still want to sponsor one, you still can! Contact us for details.

    Rain date is June 16th at 9am.

    Please watch the Forward Chicago website and facebook for more info and pictures.
    See you there and thank you!!
    Forward Chicago

  • Hi all,
    We're so excited to build benches this Friday, June 15th from 4 - 6 at Waters School (4540 N. Campbell). Please feel free to come and help build and bring a friend!
    Please plan to pick up your bench starting after 5 and if you are unable to come to pick up the bench, please email info@forwardchiago.org.
    See you soon! Thanks again to our donors and participants.
    Forward Chicago

Jun 12

Wood statues stolen from Roscoe Village

Hello neighbors,

I had 3 painted wood carvings stolen from in front of my house near Cornelia and Damen in Roscoe Village last night. They were chained securely, but someone cut the chain or unscrewed the eye locking them. If anyone happened to see anything, or sees some wood carvings lying around somewhere, please contact me. They are about 3 feet, 4 feel, and 6.5 feet tall.

I have reported this to the police, but am posting just in case someone might have seen something suspicious. Like a pick up truck riding down the street with a totem pole. I have photos if anyone has questions.

Thank you,
bill carroll

Jun 11

Updated Jun 12

Break In Attempt

Someone tried to break into multiple first floor apartments last night for the building on School and Bell at northwest corner. The person used a planter, the water spicket, and a garbage can. Please be careful.

  • Hi. This is my building. Thank you for the post. Did you see this happening? What time was it?
    Thanks.
    Megan.

Jun 11

Lost wallet

Lost my black wallet with gold zipper closure and all contents inside it somewhere around wrigleyville. If found please contact, state ID is inside will be able to provide information.

Jun 09

Updated Jun 11

New restaurant?

Anyone know what’s going in to the former Dive Bar space on Halsted just south of Cornelia? Looks like they’re painting the outside in preparation for something.

  • Do we need another restaurant in the neighborhood.

  • I'm curious too, that was supposed to be the reopening of mEAT, but those signs have been down for over a year now. And, yes, we certainly need as much restaurant choice in this neighborhood as possilbe, anything is better than another closed building.

  • Li, if you think you know what the neighborhood needs, by all means....

    go ahead and take the risk and open up your own business.

    or, sit on the sidelines and take e-potshots at those who have the courage, conviction, stamina and work ethic to try.

Jun 05

Updated Jun 07

Looking for House cleaner - temporary

Hi, I've had surgery and can't clean or do laundry. So, I'm looking for someone to do this for me for the next couple of months (maybe every other week). I have a 1bed / 1bath apartment Irving Pk near LSD. I have all of the supplies and laundry is in the building.

Thanks.

  • Hi Mark
    My name is LaShawn i currently do home health care in your area. I have 30+years of experience. I'm interested in the position you have posted. You can either e-mail me @ Lashawnpollard20@gmail.com or call at 773-707-4106 if you'd like,we can discuss matter more.
    Thanks, LaShawn

  • Folks, I've found someone. Thanks for the suggestions.

Jun 06

Jun 04

Updated Jun 05

GoFundMe Campaign for Lane Carnival victim

In case anyone is interested in donating, here is the link: https://www.gofundme.com/pay-marvins-medical-bill

    Click here to support Pay Marvins Medical Bill organized by Soraya Aguirre
    On Saturday afternoon, May 26, 2018 at the Lane Tech carnival , Marvin attended an event that was suppose to be fun memories with peers and friends. His friend's bicycle was being strong armed from him and without hesitation, Marvin defended his friend but instead got jumped and beaten by a large...
    https://www.gofundme.com
  • robin in WRP I support a 28th Amendment 4Free & Fair Elections!

    How awful!

  • Marvin defended his friend...courageous young man.

    I hope his attackers die in a house fire.

  • My God what is wrong with people? Parenting?

May 29

Updated Jun 04

    Downtown: Overworked Cops Battling Mag Mile Fights, Mayhem Through Weekend
    It's been a wild holiday weekend in Chicago, especially in River North and the Magnificent Mile. CWBChicago estimates a minimum of 19 arrests between noon on Saturday and 4 p.m. on Sunday related to mob activity, battery, and weapons possession. A number of Mag Mile fight videos from the weekend were sent to CWBChicago.
    http://www.cwbchicago.com
  • krw

    What terrifies me are not things that you can use common sense to protect yourself by, but what you cannot. Middle of the night break ins through AC units assaulting kids in Lincoln park. Assaults in Lakeview at 8:30 pm on a busy Saturday evening, getting robbed in Lakeview at gunpoint between 2 days cares at 2:30 pm in the afternoon. Its by far way worse than normal city life. Horrific.

  • Weebis Politically Incorrect Thought Criminal

    Rufus, Jamal, and their ' play cousin' Pookie are just " funnin' and clownin.'

May 26

Updated Jun 01

Free perennial plants

I have lots of plants that need dividing and I'm happy to share with my neighbors. Both sun and shade perennials, including several kinds of hosta, coreopsis, purple daylilies, campanula, spiderwort, Japanese anemones, heliopsis, black-eyed susans, goldenrod, sea oats, Culver's root, trumpet vine, autumn-flowering clematis, iris, garlic chives, mint.......and more. Google these names if you want to see what they look like in bloom. Contact me if you're interested.
P.S. "Acts of kindness" seems odd but no other category fits!

  • Anita W. in Wrigleyville 30-year resident

    I'll be home today if anyone wants to come by for plants. Come round to the alley behind 1231 W. Addison St. Bring a plastic bag!

  • P N

    I'd love one! When can I get it?

Jun 01

May 31

What will $1,500 rent you in Lakeview, right now?

1719 W. Barry Ave., #Ch1

This article has 3 other Chicago locations (Show)

3845 N. Greenview Ave. | Photos: Zumper

2948 N. Seminary Ave.

817 W. Cornelia Ave., #107

    What will $1,500 rent you in Lakeview, right now?
    Curious just how far your dollar goes in Lakeview? According to Walk Score, this Chicago neighborhood has excellent walkability, is very bikeable and has excellent transit. Data from rental site Zumper shows that the median rent for a one bedroom in Lake View is currently hovering around $1,450.
    http://abc7chicago.com

May 31

  • I Can Hear It!

    Mrs. Walsh is asking for $992.98:
    My students need colorful and engaging audio books for our listening center.
    Jahn Elementary School Comment

May 27

Updated May 30

Horrible outdoors karakoe!!!

I usually really enjoy the live music that the festivals bring right outside of my window on Sheffield. But this year outdoor KARAKOE with the worst singers ever blasted on loudspeakers!! How is this not noise pollution and illegal?!? I’m about to go buy an air horn and just start blowing it out of my window u til they stop!!

  • Whoa, what did those trains ever do to you?! Two things-
    1. Karaoke is and will ALWAYS be spelled like KARAOKE.
    2. Im a lifetime lincoln parker. Wrightwood and lincoln ave baby.

  • Would you be OK with it if they could carry a tune and keep up with song lyrics? If it's a regular thing you can call the Debbie Downers at ASCAP, BMI, or SESAC who will enthusiastically shake them down for licensing fees. That shuts down many karaoke nights around the city.

May 28

Updated May 29

Accident on Kimball between Addison and Elston

Anyone have any information or a link for what happened? My mom's car was one of the ones in the accident, I'd like more info. All I know is that it happened Sunday at 2am, a Lexus rolled over and took out a few parked cars.
Thank you.

May 25

Updated May 28

Lost cat 5/25/18

Black tuxedo cat lost 5/25/18. Reward!

  • LadyHawk Lifelong resident

    Whew! Wonderful news! Happened with my Siamese 'Karma' . I would take and monitor him only in our backyard. 🐈 cat's are trainable and he knew he was not allowed beyond fence. For years this was flawless. I would check on him every 20 minutes and then one day I...

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    Whew! Wonderful news! Happened with my Siamese 'Karma' . I would take and monitor him only in our backyard. 🐈 cat's are trainable and he knew he was not allowed beyond fence. For years this was flawless. I would check on him every 20 minutes and then one day I dozed off for about four hours. Immediately I went to bring him in and he was nowhere to be found. For four agonizing days he had either been on a feline field trip, or somehow accidentally locked up in a shed or garage. Be sure to block that access so she stays out of there. Cat's are wonderful!

  • future alderman future alderman

    i'll ever forget the time my new ll hadn't blocked off the space between the kitchen cabinets and the wall as we had agreed upon-my cat was IN the wall 3 flights up for what seemed like an eternity! (crinkling a ciggy wrapper brought her out, boo loved her floss!)

May 25

Updated May 28

Looking for cheap portable AC

I'm looking for a portable air conditioner for as cheap as possible until our central AC is repaired. Any and all leads are welcome, thanks.

  • Hi there, we have a very used AC window unit that we no longer need. It works really well still though. Can be picked up on Logan Square today.

May 25

Found Cat

Male neutered cat found in Lakeview. Microchip is registered to PAWS but they are closed. Call Duke Animal Hospital at 773-697-9757 if you have info about this very friendly lost cat.

May 25

Our Cat was found!

All is well! Thanks to everyone who looked for her!

May 25

    Man suspected of recent armed robberies arrested in Lakeview
    Police arrested someone suspected of several recent armed robberies Friday in the Lakeview neighborhood on the North Side. About 3:10 a.m., officers tried to pull over a red Jeep in the 1100 block of West Roscoe that matched the description of a vehicle used in multiple armed robberies in the area, according to Chicago Police.
    https://chicago.suntimes.com

May 25

May 25

May 24

June Newsletter, Summer Soiree July 10

What were the issues regarding 1712 W. Barry and 1216 W. George?

This article has 2 other Chicago locations (Show)

PLACE: Will’s Northwoods Inn @ 3030 N. Racine

What were the issues regarding 1712 W. Barry and 1216 W. George?

    June Newsletter, Summer Soiree July 10 - South Lakeview Neighbors
    First things first! SLN invites all members, family and friends to the Annual Outdoor Summer Party Meet fellow members and neighbors: RECRUIT YOUR NEIGHBOR and BRING THEM ALONG. DATE: Tuesday, July 10, 2017 PLACE: Will's Northwoods Inn @ 3030 N. Racine TIME: 6:30PM-8:30PM LOCATION: in the outside Beer Garden.
    https://slneighbors.org

May 23

Updated May 24

Question about the Salvation Army stores

Hi, would anyone know what the Salvation Army stores discounts are on Fridays? I thought the sign said after 6 pm 75% off everything. Please advise.

  • I don't have access to FB.

  • I was told that on Sat. - everything that has the 1/2 price color tag is 69 cents. if they have 4 color tags - it is the one that is the oldest and has not sold - at least this was the method the Salvation Army store that was on Broadway near Montrose used...Happy Shopping....

May 19

Updated May 23

Plumber Recommendations

I live in a 5 story 1920s condo building with 10 units. There are a total of 4 plumbing riser stacks (galvanized) in the building. We have these risers routed out every year. Our contractor is recommending we route the risers twice a year now.

I am looking for recommendations for reputable plumbers with experience in vintage buildings. We are interested in getting professional opinions on such topics as:

1. Should we even be routing the pipes given their age and potential frailty?
2. Is power flushing a better option to routing?
3. What is remaining useful life and potential approaches to replacement?

Thanks much for any and all suggestions!

  • Power Plumbing will give you a straight, complete answer before they do anything, They are not only the best plumbers in the city, they are the best in all the trades.

  • Thank you North Center guy! We appreciate the endorsement!

May 18

Updated May 20

Welles Park Dog Park?

Thinking Welles Park needs a dog park or signs can't let your dog off leash and someone to ticket. Every morning on baseball diamonds and today we have a party of 5 dogs off leash with owners chatting. Was hoping to cut through park but will go around.

  • I couldn't agree more Cubs. My dog is always on a leash and I deal with this at Winnemac park regularly. Dogs off leash approach my dog as I'm walking him and if they run up to us, he feels threatened. (His eyesight is not great anymore). I would much prefer there were a fence around the unofficial dog park that's formed there so we all can enjoy the park.

  • The police don't always coordinate with the Park District management. This problem has to be addressed with the park supervisor. If you don't know who that is, go to the Chicago Park District website and look it up or click on CONTACT US on the home page and leave your complaint there.

May 09

Updated May 19

Deadline Announced for Appealing Your Property Taxes in Chicago’s Lake View Township for 2018

You can appeal directly with the Cook County Assessor via their website. However, unless you have thoroughly researched comparable properties (aka “comps” – the most similar homes to yours), you may only win a reduction of hundreds of dollars while foregoing a reduction in the thousands.

We use Kensington Research & Recovery (http://www.kensington-research.com) to appeal our property taxes and are very happy with them. If you want to see how much they could save you, they offer a free assessment...

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You can appeal directly with the Cook County Assessor via their website. However, unless you have thoroughly researched comparable properties (aka “comps” – the most similar homes to yours), you may only win a reduction of hundreds of dollars while foregoing a reduction in the thousands.

We use Kensington Research & Recovery (http://www.kensington-research.com) to appeal our property taxes and are very happy with them. If you want to see how much they could save you, they offer a free assessment of how much your property taxes may be reduced based on up to five comps for your home. There is no obligation to use Kensington to appeal your property taxes following the estimate.

Whether or not you appeal yourself or use Kensington – just make sure you appeal or you are sure to pay more than your fair share!

May 19

Updated May 19

Interested in current and world events? Join in Great Decisions - starting in June

GREAT DECISIONS: America’s Largest Discussion Program on World Affairs

The Foreign Policy Association provides background information, policy options and stimulates discussion on eight critical issues facing America today. Join people across our country in a shared learning experience.

We are so excited to begin this new 9-week course to learn and discuss world events, stimulate thinking and re-discover the art of discourse. Topics include:

The waning of Pax Americana?
Russia’s foreign policy
China and America: the new geopolitical equation
Media...

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GREAT DECISIONS: America’s Largest Discussion Program on World Affairs

The Foreign Policy Association provides background information, policy options and stimulates discussion on eight critical issues facing America today. Join people across our country in a shared learning experience.

We are so excited to begin this new 9-week course to learn and discuss world events, stimulate thinking and re-discover the art of discourse. Topics include:

The waning of Pax Americana?
Russia’s foreign policy
China and America: the new geopolitical equation
Media and foreign policy
Turkey: a partner in crisis
U.S. global engagement and the military
South Africa’s fragile democracy
Global health: progress and challenges
Registration is limited to 30 participants Cost is approximately $30.00 for materials.

Convened by: Forward Chicago, Leage of Women Voters of Chicago, Ofice of 47th Ward - Ald. Ameya Pawar, and Sulzer Regional Library

Course dates (Mondays 7:00 - 9:00 pm): June 4, 11th, 18th, 25th; July 9, 16, 23, 30th.
To sign up and for more information: https://2018greatdecisions.eventbrite.com

Questions? email info@forwwardvchicago.org or call 773-633-8312

    Forward Chicago
    Forward Chicago is a grassroots, all-volunteer non-profit 501(c)(3) that connects neighbors, business, and local organizations to build a stronger community. Together, we're creating neighborhoods where people of all ages are active, engaged and influential. Visit www.forwardchicago.org to learn more.
    https://www.eventbrite.com

May 17

Updated May 18

Shooting at BP gas station at Montrose and Kedzie

I live directly behind the BP gas station (I can see it from my kitchen window). At 11:30pm I heard about eight gun shots and in less than five minutes there were cops everywhere. My cousin who lives at Montrose and Troy may have seen the shooters running down her block/fleeing the scene. If anyone has info about what happened please let me know!

  • Alicia Actor and lover of french bulldogs

    Please let’s stay on topic and be civil.

  • Alicia Actor and lover of french bulldogs

    Hey JimmyMac, this is unfortunately not the post to try and educate people on the differences between semiautomatic and automatic guns. If you know any information about the shooting from Thursday please do share!

Hello, neighbor. This thread was closed due to violations of the EveryBlock community guidelines, which intend to keep discussions informative, friendly and respectful.

May 18

Found Dog - Husky

Young, male, unneutered good boy Husky found in Avondale, at California & Melrose. He has no tags, no chip, and all that was on him was a training collar. He is someone’s pet as he seems well taken care of, so please if you know this dog or the owner contact me at 8475144272

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