3 hours ago

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    INTERIOR RENOVATION OF EXISTING KITCHEN, POWDER ROOM, MASTER BATH AND MASTER BEDROOM. REPLACEMENT OF 1 WINDOW AND 1 EXTERIOR DOOR. EXISTING USE: RESIDENTIAL / PROPOSED USE: RESIDENTIAL.

    2224 W. Barry Ave. Issued November 21, 2017 Comment

3 days ago

Updated 17 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.

34 hours ago

Updated 20 hours ago

Stolen Tricycle. Roscoe Village.

Stolen Royal Enfield Tricycle.

Hi,
my trike was parked on the corner of Bell and School St when it was taken some time between 11am-8pm. I know it’s a long shot. But maybe someone saw it happen or has spotted it around town? It’s my main mode of transport and I loved her very much. Gold color. Rear whitewall tires. Front and rear baskets. Thanks in advance.
Megan.

43 hours ago

Updated 33 hours ago

Cooking and beverage classes to up your skills and get you through the holidays

2205 W. Belmont Ave., 773-281-3154

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820 W. Randolph St., 312-888-3455, and 857 W. Fulton Market, 312-902-3825

820 W. Randolph St., 312-888-3455, and 857 W. Fulton Market, 312-902-3825

835 N. Michigan Ave., 312-335-3663

4747 N. Lincoln Ave., 773-472-6700

5047 N. Clark St., 773-293-3190

    Cooking and beverage classes to up your skills and get you through the holidays
    Let's be honest: You'd rather order out for the holidays, but who has that kind of dough? Instead, most of us wind up stuck in the kitchen, rolling out our own dough and cooking turkeys or whatever else we're scrambling to serve for a million friends and family.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

  • Mute Mute Me

    "You'd rather order out for the holidays, but who has that kind of dough? Instead, most of us wind up stuck in the kitchen, rolling out our own dough and cooking turkeys or whatever else we're scrambling to serve for a million friends and family."

    Who has that kind of dough?

38 hours ago

CTD’s Eric Calvert honored with Distinguished Service Award

© 2017 School of Education and Social Policy,

    CTD's Eric Calvert Honored with Distinguished Service Award :: School of Education & Social Policy :: Northwestern University
    At Northwestern, Calvert oversees CTD's online, summer, and service learning programs for middle and high school students, provides program development and evaluation services to K-12 schools, and contributes to CTD research initiatives. He also co-chairs the policy and advocacy committee for the Illinois Association of Gifted Children.
    http://www.sesp.northwestern.edu

2 days ago

Updated 42 hours ago

Local Movers needed

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

43 hours ago

Chicago comedy spotlight for Nov. 20-26

Chicago Underground Comedy at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont, 9:00 p.m. Chicago Underground Comedy is one of comedy’s most groundbreaking showcases. Cameron Esposito, Beth Stelling, TJ Miller, Dan Telfer, and Kumail Nanjiani all got their start here. Produced by Meredith Kachel.

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Best Night Ever at Gman Tavern, 3740 N. Clark, 9:00 p.m. Mike Cronin hosts Emily Galati, Tom Thakkar, Jimmy Roberson, Sabeen Sadiq, Mike O'Keefe, Jessica Hong, and Dave Losso.

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

Kyle Kinane at Thalia Hall, 1807 S. Allport, 8:30 p.m. Kyle Kinane is an internationally touring comedian who got his start...

Christmas By Melania at Uptown Underground, 4707 N. Broadway, 8:00 p.m. Melania hosts a Christmas special with guests “Paul Manafort, Mike and Karen Pence, Barron Trump, Kellyanne Conway, Jeff Sessions, Vladimir Putin, Maxine Waters” and more TBA.

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

Comedians You Should Know at Timothy O’Toole’s, 622 N. Fairbanks Ct., 9:30 p.m. Mike Lebovitz, Kristen Toomey and more TBA.

Messing with a Friend at The Annoyance Theatre, 851 W. Belmont, 10:30 p.m. This is a show where the improvisers morph from character to...

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.

Jokesplaining at The Laugh Factory, 3175 N. Broadway, 10:00 p.m. Pushing boundaries is the goal. Featuring Megan Stalter, Allison Dunne and Erica Nicole Clark. Guest set by Denise Medina.  The evening is hosted by Alex Kumin. Bring in one coat to donate and get two free tickets. 

    Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, November 20-Sunday, November 26, 2017
    In town: Shawn Wayans and Alingon Mitra. Returning to their comedy hometown: Chris Redd, Emily Galati, Kyle Kinane, and John Caponera. A "who's who" in improv and music will appear nonstop for 24 hours from Monday to Tuesday at Second City. Keep reading for details.
    http://www.chicagonow.com

2 days ago

Nov 15

Updated 2 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

4 days ago

6 days ago

Nzinga receives Newcombe Fellowship

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    Nzinga Receives Newcombe Fellowship :: School of Education & Social Policy :: Northwestern University
    "My research is about hip-hop music, a set of folk narratives, rhythms, and literature that sprouted from the hood," Nzinga said. "In particular, I want to know how some of these musical lyrics help orient people towards the good life."
    http://www.sesp.northwestern.edu

Nov 14

Updated 6 days ago

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 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

    Protect Rental Property Assets with an LLC
    Real Estate has always been considered a safe investment since the supply is finite and the demand grows with the population. Even though we have seen some swings in the real estate market over the past decade, the theory still is held true by many.
    http://illinoisestateplanning.blogspot.com

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

    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

Nov 14

5 must-see concerts in Chicago this week: Jamila Woods, Alice Glass, Pale Waves

2100 W. Belmont Ave. 773-281-4444

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2011 W. North Ave. 773-278-6600

2424 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-525-2501

3730 N. Clark St. 773-549-4140

    5 must-see concerts in Chicago this week: Jamila Woods, Alice Glass, Pale Waves
    Local hitmakers and bright up-and-comers take over Chicago this week. Alice Glass Subterranean 2011 W. North Ave. 773-278-6600 She's best known for being the face and voice of the experimental electronic duo Crystal Castles, but Alice Glass left her post as the duo's frontwoman in 2014.
    http://www.chicagotribune.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 11

Updated Nov 13

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..

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 11

Nov 09

Updated Nov 10

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.

  • TS

    Thank you for getting involved and being vigilant. I'm not sure why this keeps happening, almost daily, but we see very little police presence in the area.

  • Thanks for your vigilance. My friend and his pregnant wife have a condo in that exact area, and I do worry about their safety going to/fro work, especially since it gets darker outside earlier.

  • 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!

Nov 10

Nov 09

Pere Ubu’s David Thomas seems more locked into the future than ever

Sat 11/18, 8 PM, Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont, $25, $20 in advance

    Pere Ubu's David Thomas seems more locked into the future than ever
    It's no longer particularly remarkable when a rock band continues to soldier on more than four decades after it started, but it's another matter when a group continues to produce strong new music rather than exploit nostalgia.
    https://www.chicagoreader.com

Nov 09

Nov 08

Did you attend the community meeting Tues Nov 7?

Our apartment building got the notice yesterday too late, but the address on the flyer was wrong: Meet at Broadway and Racine.

Nov 07

Nov 04

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.

Sep 27

Updated Nov 06

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?

  • @mute, try calling the alderman, when I needed help with rescuing the injured goose I contacted Tim Cullerton and he worked with me (through a series of emails) till it got helped, the dawn information I got, I got from him. he followed up with her to make sure the goose was taken care of.

  • Mute Mute Me

    Is fullerton the alderman at 3410 lsd?

Nov 04

Updated Nov 05

Smoke Detectors With Cameras!

I have to replace my smoke detectors, so I hopped on Amazon to see what they got. Boy, was I surprised to see how readily available smoke detectors with hidden cameras are! Creepy! Just a warning to all you renters out there. It you feel like someone's watching, they probably are!

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 02

Updated Nov 05

Mail Boxes

Where have all the mail boxes gone in Lake View???

  • Actually the post office was honest this time. After work I walked around aND saw all the missing boxes back In my area of lakeview

  • Yves, thus far my weekend has been grand. Hope yours has been as well.

Oct 31

Updated Nov 05

How to get more Black and Hispanic teachers into the classroom

© 2017 School of Education and Social Policy,

    How to Get More Black, Hispanic Teachers into the Classroom :: School of Education & Social Policy :: Northwestern University
    doctorate in human development and social policy at Northwestern University, is a research associate at the Urban Institute, where she studies K-12 education policies. Since leaving Northwestern, Lindsay has worked in education policy in various contexts, applying her research training in traditional studies and in creating and evaluating new systems and policies regarding teachers.
    http://www.sesp.northwestern.edu

  • Eric from 60618 Lifelong NW sider, business owner and deplorable.

    I was in a long term relationship with a teacher at Harlan High School on the south side. The problems weren't the diversity of the staff or educational materials. That was there, black teachers, Hispanic teachers, work focusing on different cultures, etc. The problems were attendance and students doing any...

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    I was in a long term relationship with a teacher at Harlan High School on the south side. The problems weren't the diversity of the staff or educational materials. That was there, black teachers, Hispanic teachers, work focusing on different cultures, etc. The problems were attendance and students doing any type of work. There were bad fights, disrespect in class rooms, and the kids that did do their work were called coons. This is a cultural issue. Instead some keep looking for excuses rather than good old fashioned work and responsibility.

    Have your diversity and educational curriculum tailored to fit their needs, you will still get the same outcome. Graduation rates will stay low. Eventually these kids need to get out of their safe spaces, stop being coddled and do their work. Enabling isn't going to help. Raise the expectations, raise the bar. All I see is a snowflake mentality here.

  • Melannie Bookworm

    If there is not a sense of providing a tailored education to the community that is being served, the children will not be engaged to the degree that they would be as if that had happened. Children whose education lacks this care are not treated as a minority poluplation but as outsiders. If these interventions are lacking in preschool and elementary grades, by middle and high school, the work of getting young people on track is exponentially more difficult.

Nov 03

Updated Nov 05

Update on the Garbage pickups

All, when the garbage cans overflowed on Pine Grove/Sheridan/Marine Drive earlier this year, I wrote the aldermen and Streets and San. I got a lovely letter from Str & San:
"My office received a copy of your recent letter...Thank you for taing the time to report your concerns....the 46th Ward superintendent reported that the baskets at these locations will be serviced regularly.... and more frequently."

  • d3 NOH

    Does the ssa fund these?

  • I have received the same response to my complaints to Cappleman’s office in the early summer. A week later the garbage cans were overflowing again, and this continued all summer and into the fall.

  • Nora H 15 year Lakeview resident, member ELVN

    It seems a little better lately let’s all keep on this.

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.

Oct 24

Updated Nov 04

Free upright piano

Story and Clark upright piano with piano bench. We moved and it doesn't fit in our new place unfortunately. Free to you - you'd just need to move it out. Currently located in North Center.

  • Dan27 Roscoe Village home owner

    I'd potentially be interested! Is this still available?

  • ERomi Ravenswood resident

    Apparently Every block doesn't have a way to send a PM.. odd. Ok well yes I think it is still available- the tenants who are living there now have actually been coordinating getting people in to see/try the piano. Can you email me and then I will put you in contact with them? Eileen.m.romito@gmail.com. Thanks!!

  • robin in WRP I support a 28th Amendment 4Free & Fair Elections!

    ER - it does; it is a matter of the user enabling the function. Click on the user name, and (if enabled) there will be a link on the right to send email

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

Social relationships take center stage

© 2017 School of Education and Social Policy,

    Social Relationships Take Center Stage
    Northwestern University's 2017 "Social Relationships Across the Life Span" conference brought together more than two dozen scholars with multiple perspectives on social relationships in homes, schools, online communities, organizations, and inequality. The faculty and students are studying social relationships in diverse life stages and contexts.
    http://www.sesp.northwestern.edu

Nov 03

Conference highlights the power of social relationships

© 2017 School of Education and Social Policy,

    Conference Highlights the Power of Social Relationships
    The social connections we create throughout life can impact everything from self-esteem and learning to inequality and teacher performance, researchers said during Northwestern University's international "Social Relationships Across the Life Span " conference.
    http://www.sesp.northwestern.edu

Nov 03

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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