6 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

19 hours ago

Updated 7 hours ago

Carjacked on Fullerton 7/14 @ noon

Hi all ... wanted to let you know I got carjacked today in broad daylight in Logan Square. I was on Fullerton by the Social Security office at Sawyer. I had just parked and locked my car when two young black men approached me and demanded my keys. I yelled at them hoping I’d scare them off and when that failed, I yelled for help. Several people simply stood by and watched. I do know at least 2 people called...

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Hi all ... wanted to let you know I got carjacked today in broad daylight in Logan Square. I was on Fullerton by the Social Security office at Sawyer. I had just parked and locked my car when two young black men approached me and demanded my keys. I yelled at them hoping I’d scare them off and when that failed, I yelled for help. Several people simply stood by and watched. I do know at least 2 people called 911 — so if you’re out there and you did that, thank you. To the lone guy who sought me out to make sure I was ok, thank you. To the two guys across the street who watched two men throw me to the ground, steal my purse and then steal my car, I hope this never happens to you. But if it does, I pray someone helps you though you did not help me. At any rate, just wanted to give everyone the heads up to be alert. Police report has been filed. Credit cards have been canceled. Locks have been changed. And if anyone on Everyblock did see something they could share with police to catch these guys, that would be appreciated. Stay safe out there!

3 days ago

Updated 8 hours ago

We're losing Everyblock?

Just noticed the message at the top of the Everyblock screen, from what I understand we're losing Everyblock on the 19th, and they're asking people to sign up with Nextdoor, correct? I'm not misreading this? If true this makes me so sad.

  • Maz ethnic/cabaret accordionist, bungalow owner

    @Artist girl, you *can* post a topic and get a response. For example, one poster asked if people honk coming out of alleys and then added a link to an article about the practice. Boy, did that generate responses, and they got as heated as they do on EB. Well, maybe not quite as heated, as the posters used their real names. Go on over to ND (as if you had a choice) and check it out!

  • Artist girl Artist and Muscian

    What if you want to ask a question to people near your hood, like in Bucktown, Logan Square or Humbolt Park, if you have been designated as North Wicker Park, and also want to get the news or postings from those areas (the area that I am in, in Everyblock...

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    What if you want to ask a question to people near your hood, like in Bucktown, Logan Square or Humbolt Park, if you have been designated as North Wicker Park, and also want to get the news or postings from those areas (the area that I am in, in Everyblock encompasses a wider area)? Seems that you can access the other areas postings in a search, but aren't able to receive announcements or postings from there, and are not able to post questions there. Also, In the a newsletter there are things like dog training and moving sales, but nothing like this kind of discussion, and no postings of news like new restaurants, or things going on in the area. It seems all very bland and much more like personal adds.

18 hours ago

18 hours ago

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    REVISION TO PERMIT #100666888 TO CHANGE CONSTRUCTION TYPE FROM IC TO IIIA. ELIMINATE ROOF DECK AND ASSOCIATED STAIRS & ELEVATOR, ROLCATE STAIRWELL TO BE ACCESS BY NEW BRIDGE.

    3057 N. Rockwell St. Issued July 13, 2018 Comment

2 days ago

Updated 28 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.

5 days ago

Updated 34 hours ago

Gas Pipe Construction = High Gas Bill

We just got finished with the whole city of chicago replacing our gas lines on our street. Something they've been doing all over the city I've noticed. And now I just got my 1st gas bill since then and it's the highest I've ever been billed. Even compared to my winter bills in Jan & Feb for the past 4 yours, it's never been this high. And this is for last month of June so I KNOW that we did not use our gas that much. Has anyone else experienced this? I tried calling people's gas and I waited 2 hours and 20 min for a supervisor and no one ever answered. I finally hung up. Ugh.

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

    Our monthly bill from People's (we're on the "budget" plan) went up $45 this month

  • Electric heat is more expensive than gas. I used energy efficient heaters to supplement my gas space heaters, still cost a lot of money.

2 days ago

Help Immigrant family men.

Construction and hiking boots (size 7 to 10), Backpacks, used hand tools, summer shorts, t-shirts, belts, rain-ware, Deliver inside the office (3043 N Francisco Ave) not inside the blue box in the parking lot hours 10am to 7pm weekdays & Sat noon to 2:30pm or call Ms. Moore for pick up 312 343 0804

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.

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Goodbye

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

Thanks all for your contributions!

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Catalytic Converter Stolen Last Night!

The catalytic converter on my 2004 car was stolen sometime during the night last night. I went out to my car this morning, and found it was gone. Be Careful! Car alarms don't sound when this is done to a car - they saw off the converter under the car. My mechanic said it takes them about a minute to do it. Yikes!

  • We had guests in town and unfortunately, they had theirs stolen too on the night of July 11, while parked on California. Really unfortunate, and sounds like they may have hit a number of cars in one night.

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Construction workers parking on zoned/permit streets

Does anyone know what the rules are, if any, regarding construction workers parking on streets with permit parking? A quick search on the city website and I was only able to find information on parking for city workers. My street is permit parking and there is currently an 8 unit building going up. Every day there are easily 10-15 construction worker vehicles parked on my street. They just put their yellow vests in the driver's side window and I've never seen them get ticketed. They are taking up all the free parking on the street and it's frustrating.

  • Tim

    I will bring it up with my doctor. I'm not sure entitlement is something I understand in myself.

  • Bottom line: a yellow vest on a seat or on a driver's side window is not a parking permit.

    The temorary city permit for contractor applies only to temporary vehicles like cement trucks and definitely not worker's cars.

    No, an "I Support The FOP" sticker or police memorial license plates will not get you out of a moving violation, let alone a parking ticket.

    Yes, you are entitled if you believe you are above the law.

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.

6 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Classical Guitarist for Wedding

Hi there - I am trying to see if anyone out there knows of a classical guitarist that I can hire for my wedding in September. I'm looking for someone who can play a few of the common wedding progression songs as well as current/modern songs with a classical/renaissance flair. Not sure if that makes sense. Basically I need someone to play some background music before the ceremony and at first it sounds like a beethoven but then you realize it's radiohead! Well, if you exist or know of someone. Please forward me their info. Greatly appreciated!!!!

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?

4 days ago

Jul 07

Updated 4 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.

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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 08

Jul 04

Updated Jul 06

Chicago Water Dept Strikes yet again!

I woke up to find out Chicago Water will be tearing up our street for the 3rd time in approx 18 months. I get that work needs to be done, but they prohibit street parking across several blocks in the neighborhood for 2 MONTHS each time.... and they show up for about 7 days during those 2 months to do the actual repairs. Anyone else frustrated with the city Water Dept? Any suggestions for holding them accountable?

  • Wait until they only show up every two days and start work before 7am.. They did this by my bldg every year for about 3 years. The problem is there is no planning. First people gas dug it up, took about 6 weeks and put in a nice new street, 3 months later, the water company, then the following year peoples gas again. This is the first year they haven't done anything... yet.

  • Tim

    I suggest taking action yourself, as it's too easy to complain. Visit the alderman, run for office, apply for a position within these companies so you can change the culture. Again, way to easy to complain.

  • Unfortunately these companies think they know what they are doing. So taxes pay them to dig up a brand new street to do the work they have to do because this is not planned properly. They would rather use tax dollars and dig up 5 times in the same year rather than coordinate everyone to do the work at the same time the FIRST TIME the street is dug up. More profitable for them to dig it up 10 x in one year ...

Jul 05

Updated Jul 06

Garage Fire on Diversey just East of Kedzie

Does anyone know if this was caused by fireworks? I walked by this area a few days ago and everything was intact.

  • It was - I spoke with s family member of one of the buildings. It happened the morning of 7/2 I believe.

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 06

Updated Jul 04

Ginger/Orange Tabby escaped

My 2 year old ginger cat got out last night from Cornelia and Ridgeway. His name is Bernie. He is chipped and has a collar and tag but I think he will be too afraid to let anyone come near him to be able to read the rag. When he got out before I had trouble catching him as he was so nervous. Please let me know if you spot him so I can try looking where he was last seen.
Thanks!

Jul 03

Jun 30

Updated Jul 02

Alleged Abusive Dog Walker or Owner

Not sure if everyone saw the post made at the beginning of the week. Within the post was a link to the filmed incident of this person kicking a dog. I am pretty sure I figured out who the person is if indeed it is a dog walker but I want to verify via video before I start accusing people. Facebook took down the video - original poster trying to find out why.
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Not sure if everyone saw the post made at the beginning of the week. Within the post was a link to the filmed incident of this person kicking a dog. I am pretty sure I figured out who the person is if indeed it is a dog walker but I want to verify via video before I start accusing people. Facebook took down the video - original poster trying to find out why.
There are so many comments in his thread here I am not sure if anyone is seeing I am asking if the video can be emailed to me. Once I see the video and can verify OR if the original poster John Paul is able to view the photos I sent him and verify, I will then do a little more detective work to find out his identity so police can be informed. John Paul if you see this please check the photos I sent you. You are the actual eyewitness and may need to be the one to go back to the police about this.

I don't want to upload photos here because if my memory is completely wrong, I don't want to start a vigilante movement against the guy I took pics of (he was also with a different dog but backpack/build etc are same if I remember correctly).

So, please help if you can!

  • Tipsy - I'm going to email you as well.

  • Tim - There is no citation for cruelty - - who told you that they found the person and gave him a citation? Perhaps he did not have a dog license - that would be a citation. I can find nothing about it in the media - - - -

Jun 30

Loud bang- transformer?

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

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 27

Jun 27

Apr 24 2014

Updated Jun 26

Private Drain Program

Anyone have experience with the city's private drain program? We have a city sewer backing up into our place, and video showing where it's coming from. The city tells us we need to a plumber registered with the program, and also that that information is private. They've already shot down two licensed plumbers, anyone with experience on how to break through this runaround?

  • Barbs- that is exactly what we were told as well. We actually never got this issue resolved because we couldn't find an approved plumber willing to work with the city. The ones who have experience with this avoid it like the plague because they found their past experiences working with...

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    Barbs- that is exactly what we were told as well. We actually never got this issue resolved because we couldn't find an approved plumber willing to work with the city. The ones who have experience with this avoid it like the plague because they found their past experiences working with the city too frustrating and want to stay of their radar and the ones who did agree to work with us ended up not having all the necessary licenses the city requires (both plumbing and sewer). I contacted about 10 different companies before it got too frustrating and gave up. A lot of wasted time and energy and we are exactly where we started. All we have to show for it is video that the city will not look at. I hope you have better luck and if you happen to figure out how to navigate all of this please let me know!

  • I have been dealing with this for over a year. The water department came out after having a plumber do the inspection with them and they "fixed the problem on the street". Fast forward to rain season again this year and I'm getting water in the basement again. Had to...

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    I have been dealing with this for over a year. The water department came out after having a plumber do the inspection with them and they "fixed the problem on the street". Fast forward to rain season again this year and I'm getting water in the basement again. Had to pay again, inspection, agreed it's on their end, it's been two weeks and they haven't returned to do the work yet. In the meantime I have water in my basement, the worst amount I have gotten yet, for 4 days now and it won't drain out. Today finally it's gone down to half but it also started raining again afraid it's going to go right back up. This turned off my water boiler and we have been showing with cold water for 4 days and can't get the water boiler back on. Who is going to pay for all of this water damage to my basement?

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