18 hours ago

    Lakeview Man Took "Upskirt" Pic On Loop Escalator, Prosecutors Say
    A Lakeview man used his phone to film up the skirt of a woman who was ahead of him on a Loop department store escalator, police say. John Billhorn, 57, is charged with one misdemeanor count of videotaping through clothes. He was released on a recognizance bond and is due back in court on July 26.
    http://www.cwbchicago.com

30 hours ago

2 days ago

Updated 40 hours ago

Farewell Dear Neighbors

It’s been a good run here on Everyblock. May you all do well and be safe. Thank you for being caring neighbors.

  • Catbus Philosopher, Third-Class

    Having seen the conversations from other neighborhoods, I'm grateful that our share of trolls and racists was relatively low. Relatively.

2 days ago

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

What are these tower things?

Any idea what these tower things are that appeared a few weeks ago? They're south of Belmont, in that open field between the playground and the tennis courts right next to southbound Lake Shore Dr. Just curious.

3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Goodbye

Sad to see EB going again. Unfortunately, Nextdoor seems to be mostly ads.

Thanks all for your contributions!

3 days ago

4 days ago

Hector Rivera, Age 70, Missing

HECTOR RIVERA, age 70, has been reported missing since Tuesday morning and the Special Victims Unit of the CPD has issued an alert. He was last seen on Lincoln/Montrose. He was wearing a blue polo shirt with horizontal stripes and black pants.

He may be disoriented.

Mr. Rivera is Latino, with gray hair and brown eyes. He is 5'6" tall and weighs 150 lbs.

If you have any information that might help locate him, please call the Special Victims Unit at (312) 744-8266.

4 days ago

Hector Rivera, Age 70, Missing

HECTOR RIVERA, age 70, has been reported missing and the Special Victims Unit of the CPD has issued an alert. He was last seen on Lincoln/Montrose. He was wearing a blue polo shirt with horizontal stripes and black pants.

He may be disoriented.

Mr. Rivera is Latino, with gray hair and brown eyes. He is 5'6" tall and weighs 150 lbs.

If you have any information that might help locate him, please call the Special Victims Unit at (312) 744-8266.

4 days ago

Nanny Share

We are looking for another family to start a nanny share with in Lakeview/Lincoln Park. We have a 9 month old son and are looking to start around August 1st.

Anybody out there looking for the same?

5 days ago

Jul 07

Updated 5 days ago

Update regarding property at 927 W Irving Pk Rd

The alderman's office has contacted me with correct information regarding why construction work stopped at the site. Here's what they say:

" The owner is Dave Gassman who also owns and is developing the property on the SE corner of W. Sheridan and Broadway. I believe they were taking a break on the Irving lot to complete the W. Sheridan/Broadway building. I will let him know that the building is not secured and that there is graffiti that needs to be removed."

This is different info that I received earlier that said Howard Brown had bought the property. Not so.

  • future alderman future alderman

    I CANNOT BELIEVE LITTLETON'S COMMENT WAS CALLED A "personal attack." Calling out elected officials is EXACTLY what everyblock is FOR! so I'm REPOSTING IT because I could just as well have written it myself.
    "There is really only one reason why projects get stalled... financing problem of some kind.

    There...

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    I CANNOT BELIEVE LITTLETON'S COMMENT WAS CALLED A "personal attack." Calling out elected officials is EXACTLY what everyblock is FOR! so I'm REPOSTING IT because I could just as well have written it myself.
    "There is really only one reason why projects get stalled... financing problem of some kind.

    There are other reasons like "Stop Work Order" for violations but no indication of that.

    Why can't the Alderman's office stop playing PR Dept. for sub-par developers like Gassman? Why is his project which is smaller than the one across the street taking longer when it started first?

    Gassman and Cappleman are like two nuts in a shell. The Gassman also pulled out of a project recently at Wilson and Magnolia just saying.

    Rule of thumb....do NOT believe ANYTHING of substance from Ald. Cappleman's office about developers."

  • future alderman future alderman

    cappleman has held the same office for SEVEN YEARS-if his staff doesn't know what they're doing now they never will-but they know exactly what they are doing-if drumpf was a democrat his name would be cappleman

Jun 26

Updated 6 days ago

(Presumed) dog walker abusing dog @ Oakley/Addison

This is a copy/paste from Facebook as many have asked that I post this here.

Hi All -
I am desperately trying to get this info out!

Last Tuesday (the 19th) around 1pm I witnessed what looked to be animal abuse in the area by (what I think) a dog walker. I love dogs, especially Golden Retrievers so this was definitely unsettling. As I look back, I definitely should have called 311 or atleast said something but did not want...

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This is a copy/paste from Facebook as many have asked that I post this here.

Hi All -
I am desperately trying to get this info out!

Last Tuesday (the 19th) around 1pm I witnessed what looked to be animal abuse in the area by (what I think) a dog walker. I love dogs, especially Golden Retrievers so this was definitely unsettling. As I look back, I definitely should have called 311 or atleast said something but did not want to cause any more issues.

This happened at the corner of Oakley & Addison. The (presumed) walker came down Oakley towards Addison, away from Waveland, at this point the dog laid down and the walker kicked it a few times. The dog then got up and they crossed over Oakley where the dog laid down again and the walker continued to kick the dog. They then walked down Oakley towards the school/Waveland.

I tried to follow them in hopes of seeing where the dog went to stop by later and inform the owner but unfortunately ran out of space/time and had to get to work.

If you know this dog or the owner, I strongly suggest showing them this video so this doesn’t happen again.

Link to original Facebook post with video here:
https://www.facebook.com/100026762392265/posts/125980974970648/

    John Paul
    Hi All - I am desperately trying to get this info out! Last Tuesday (the 19th) around 1pm I witnessed what looked to be animal abuse in the area by (what I think) a dog walker. I love dogs,...
    http://www.facebook.com
  • Okay moderator. I'll respectfully create a fake account so that I can go and bother people about real issues. How about this I'll trade you. Kick me off and kick that person off. Take the time take one minute and go back and read and you'll see that this is...

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    Okay moderator. I'll respectfully create a fake account so that I can go and bother people about real issues. How about this I'll trade you. Kick me off and kick that person off. Take the time take one minute and go back and read and you'll see that this is a fake profile. Go look at what else they post they're always bothering somebody. I can exit stage left from a forum. doesn't bother me. I'm too busy for this. I thought this was a very good resource for the community. Take it away Tim it's all yours.

  • Tim

    Again, I'm sorry if my words bother you Christina. I'm trying to offer my opinions and suggestions and your words continue to be confusing and full of anger, and I'm not sure why. I think we have come to some good constructive conclusions on this forum.

Jul 06

Updated 6 days ago

Recos for sports wear store

Hi everybody, I want to buy 2 sports caps for friends. I see sooo many stores around Wrigley. Which ones do you recommend that I shop for the sports caps (Cubs & White Sox); low-priced, not premium priced.
Thanks.

  • Clark street sports on Lawrence near Elston has a large selection

  • John Yeh Lincoln Park Resident

    Dick’s Sporting Goods.

Jul 02

Updated Jul 08

Abandoned construction

For years, an empty lot overgrown with weeds and garbage sat at 927 W. Irving Pk Rd. In March or April, construction started on a 14-unit apartment building. The foundation seems to be in but all work stopped a couple of months ago. Now there is gang graffiti art all over the wall. Does anyone know about what is happening with this? I contacted the Alderman's office last week but no reply as yet. The site is a real eyesore.

  • CT Just a guy in Lakeview

    Does anyone know if this is what happened to the building at the corner of grace and broadway, across from iHop? The ground floor has been under construction for as long as I’ve been in Chicago. I always wondered why they never finished it. Thanks

  • I have been wondering what the deal is with the mostly built, relatively tall building on Irving Park next to Byron's Hot Dogs. Seems like they got 90% done with the new building and stopped. Anyone know anything about it?

Jul 08

Carmen-Winona Yard Sale July 14-15

Time 9 to 2
Where: Between Carmen/Marine Drive, Winona/Marine Drive and Sheridan Roads.
What: Neighbors selling goods from their attics and basements.

Jul 05

Updated Jul 06

Your Chicago Curated Weekend: 7/5 -7/8

Advance Base w/ Paul Gonzenbach & masc acting @ Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont Ave, 9:00pm, 21+

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Argyle Night Market @ Sheridan & Argyle, W Argyle St & N Sheridan Rd, , 5:00pm – 9:00pm, All Ages

Macie Stewart/Jasmine Mendoza + Katie Ernst/Mai Sugimoto @ Comfort Station, 2579 N Milwaukee Ave, 7:00pm- 9:00pm, All Ages

DMC Block Party @ Dark Matter Coffee, 738 N Western Ave, Friday 4:00pm – 10:00pm & Saturday Noon – 10:00pm, All ages

Picnics on the Porch: Jake Xerxes Fussell & James Elkington @ The Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia Ave, 6:00pm, 21+

Humboldt Pie @ Slate Arts, 3203 W North Ave, 8:00pm – 10:00pm

SO WHAT:  Keeping with Slate’s mission, Humboldt Pie (hosted by Madeleine Russell) will bring diverse, fresh, contemporary, not to mention gut busting comedic voices to Kedzie and North Ave the first Friday of every month!

Chicago Michelada Fest 2018 @ 1000 West Cermak Road, Noon – 10:00pm, All Ages

C.R.A.T.E.S (Chicago Record And Turntable Enthusiast Swap) @ Temperance Beer Co., 2000 Dempster Street, 11:00am – 6:00pm, All Ages

Glassjaw & Quicksand @ Concord Music Hall, 2047 N Milwaukee Ave., 6:30pm, 17+

    Your Chicago Curated Weekend: 7/5 -7/8 - Third Coast Review
    The Fourth of July landed right smack dab in the middle of the week, so you either took it easy and got ready for work today or went all out and are leaving the "taking it easy" for the rest of the weekend. In either case, there are tons of events that will keep you...
    https://thirdcoastreview.com

  • Anita W. in Wrigleyville 30-year resident

    Curated being the buzz word du jour. Got old really fast.

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

    I love a nice well curated meal.

    🍔🍖🥓🍗🧀🌰🍄🥐🥜🍞

Jul 05

Saxophonist Dave Rempis and percussionist Tim Daisy celebrate two decades of collaboration

Sun 7/15, 9 PM, Hungry Brain, 2319 W. Belmont, $10 suggested donation

    Saxophonist Dave Rempis and percussionist Tim Daisy celebrate two decades of collaboration
    Saxophonist Dave Rempis and percussionist Tim Daisy have been stalwarts of Chicago's improvised music scene for more than two decades. During that time they've grown, listened, and explored together while collaborating in many contexts and deeply expanding their sound worlds. That's deftly illustrated on the recent double CD Dodecahedron (Aerophonic), which celebrates their shared history.
    https://www.chicagoreader.com

Jul 05

    TOD Construction has started at 3200 N. Southport Avenue
    Southport Corridor - Chicago, Illinois. TOD Construction has started at 3200 N. Southport Avenue
    http://southportcorridorchicago.blogspot.com

Jul 04

Updated Jul 05

July 4, near Broadway and Waveland - shots fired or fireworks?

I must be paranoid, but Sometimes those fireworks sound just like shot gun and shots fired.
10:21 pm July 4

  • Tim

    10:20pm July 4th - Fireworks
    10:21pm July 4th - gunshot
    10:22pm July 4th - Fireworks

Jun 30

Loud bang- transformer?

Has anyone lost their electricity in Roscoe Village? Time frame for it coming back on?

Jun 29

Chicago singer and poet Martin Tate forms a versatile group that measures up to his compelling persona

Sat 7/7, 9 PM, Hungry Brain, 2319 W. Belmont, $10

    Chicago singer and poet Martin Tate forms a versatile group that measures up to his compelling persona
    Poet, singer, and performer Marvin Tate has been a steady presence in Chicago's artistic fringe for several decades, working with Leroy Bach's art-funk band Uptighty back in the 90s while also fronting his own multidisciplinary omnibus D-Settlement.
    https://www.chicagoreader.com

Jun 29

Bison Bison illustrate the deep, endless vitality of Chicago’s jazz and improvised music community

Sat 7/7, 9 PM, Hungry Brain, 2319 W. Belmont, $10

    Bison Bison illustrate the deep, endless vitality of Chicago's jazz and improvised music community
    Sometimes I feel bad about my inability to keep up with the new talent that keeps pumping into Chicago's jazz and improvised music scenes; there's a steady influx of young players forming new groups or joining others that have already begun establishing themselves.
    https://www.chicagoreader.com

Jun 27

Updated Jun 29

Gunshots

Any heard about 6 to 8 gunshots at around 830’s pm around whipple and Cullom. Police was around the are

  • Heather Albany Park resident, condo owner, cyclist

    I heard that too. Surprised it was on Whipple, which is a block away from me--it sounded like it was just around the corner.

  • Tim

    It's not a UFO sighting...it's gunshots.

Jun 28

    The Denim Lounge for Men is coming to the Southport Corridor
    Roscoe Village's locally owned business, The Denim Lounge is coming to Chicago's Southport Corridor with a second location. The new boutique will be called The Denim Lounge for Men, and will be opening this September in the former SheOne space at 3544 N. Southport Avenue.
    http://southportcorridorchicago.blogspot.com

Nov 18 2016

Updated Jun 27

The City is now regualting what we can do with our homes? Much to the detriment of the homeowner

Mr. Waguespack
32nd Ward Alderman:

My name is Jim Moore, I have been a resident of Lakeview for 25 years and this is my first letter to an Alderman.This AIRBNB situation is important and whats being done by the city is a travesty.

My property taxes are $12,000 now and going up at a good clip. A big chunk of this is to pay for pensions that in this state,cannot be adjusted in anyway downwards, apparently. Never mind that these...

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Mr. Waguespack
32nd Ward Alderman:

My name is Jim Moore, I have been a resident of Lakeview for 25 years and this is my first letter to an Alderman.This AIRBNB situation is important and whats being done by the city is a travesty.

My property taxes are $12,000 now and going up at a good clip. A big chunk of this is to pay for pensions that in this state,cannot be adjusted in anyway downwards, apparently. Never mind that these pensions are so outrageously generous compared to everyone else.

In Chicago you can take unused sick and vacation days and lump them all in your last year to boost your pension,
almost everyone does this. Over 20 to 25 years you can easily accumulate 200 - 250 days

So the $79,000 plus vacation and sick pay its another $40,000 to $70,000 making the pension calculate off of $119,000 - $149,000 a year,,,

On AIRBNB, a lot of people use this to KEEP THERE HOMES, with all these new taxes and fees and red light camera stuff, we have
had it. We had $700 in completely ridiculous red light charges. We have these new taxes to pay for just a bit more of the pensions.
And AIRBNB and UBER, two ways people can make money? And the city won't licence us but they will fine us for not having a proper license? Nice.

lWe have to go through this nightmare of shared room, vacation home and bed and breakfast, none of which really apply in any case. Meanwhile we
are threatened with fines.

Why? A dollar of Airbnb revenue or a dollar of hotel revenue generates the same taxes for the city. We already pay those. There is no difference. The only thing
happening here is the non-tax money does to the hotels instead of the citizens that need it.
And it is a nightmare. You could limit AIRBNB to primary homes come out with a simple license and everything would
be just fine. That all that needs to be done.

    Chicago's 32nd Ward Service Website - Alderman Scott Waguespack
    Alderman Waguespack's office serves the residents of Chicago's Ward 32.
    http://ward32.org
  • If you think that the city has time to go through every AirBnB on a case by case basis making sure your renters aren't creeps and your neighbors are cool with you running one, you're mistaken. Although it is run through a weird, illegitimate-seeming website, an AirBnB is a business like everyone else's. Of course the city is going to tax that.

  • d3 NoHo

    They get the Info in detailed format already.

Jun 05

Updated Jun 22

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.

  • Lin, thanks much for the recommendation. Norma is very good!

  • lin ravenswood downsizer

    You are welcome😀

Jun 22

Free sectional- must be picked up today

1980’s custom solid wood frame 3 piece sectional. No room for it and clearing out a storage unit. The second chaise piece is not in this photo but included.

Jun 21

Updated Jun 22

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.

  • I don't know of one, but you can try the vintage resellers like Vintage Garage sale and see if they have vendors that do it; or go to the Randolph Market on the weekends.
    https://www.vintagegaragechicago.com/
    https://www.randolphstreetmarket.com/
    As a last thought, you can try services in Craigslist either placing an ad (Services wanted) or see if one is listed.

Jun 22

Jun 19

Updated Jun 21

gunshots

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

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

    Good question, and absolutely much worse!

Jun 20

Updated Jun 21

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.

Jun 21

Geof Bradfield takes inspiration from Chicago comedy culture and French composer Olivier Messiaen on his latest project

Sat 6/30, 8:30 PM, Constellation, 3111 N. Western, $15, $10 in advance, 18+

    Geof Bradfield takes inspiration from Chicago comedy culture and French composer Olivier Messiaen on his latest project
    In his typical fashion, reedist, composer, and bandleader Geof Bradfield deployed a veritable notebook of conceptual conceits when writing and formulating his new album Yes, and . . . Music for Nine Improvisers (Delmark).
    https://www.chicagoreader.com

Jun 21

Jun 19

Updated Jun 20

Flooring contractor needed

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

Jun 15

Updated Jun 18

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.

Jun 17

Updated Jun 18

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

Jun 18

Jun 17

Jun 16

Updated Jun 16

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 16

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