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Updated 7 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.

  • Jeffrey Littleton 3rd Generation Uptown

    5 strikes? What kind of strikes?

    I don't know the details but to get a referendum on the ballot you are going to need 1000's of signatures of registered voters in the district/ward/municipality it effects. You will need people, it takes more signatures than one person can deliver.

    That means either you have good grassroots support or...your last name is Pritzker or Rauner.

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Updated 26 hours 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?

  • Teachers are always looking for very specific books, not your trash. We already have plenty on our plate without fielding worthless heavy books from well-intending strangers.

  • 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.

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2 days ago

The Chicago Art Book Fair and more of the best things to do in Chicago this weekend

Fri 11/17-Sat 11/18: James Adomian, an excellent impressionist and astute humorist, brings a cast of characters and absurd jokes to the Lincoln Lodge (956 W. Newport). Local comic Terence Hartnett opens. Fri 8 PM, Sat 8 and 10 PM, free

Sat 11/18: Both A Charlie Brown Christmas and the story of Rudolph are affably spoofed at the Annoyance Christmas Pageant—an annual yuletide tradition that takes place, fittingly, at the Annoyance Theatre (851 W. Belmont). 7 PM, $20, $12 children under 12

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...and past work. Satellite studios outside the main location at the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel (12 S. Michigan) host more vendors; a complete lists of locations can be found at cabf.no-coast...

...17-Sat 11/18: It's closing weekend for Tangles & Plaques at the Neo-Futurarium (5153 N. Ashland). The Reader's Max Maller says, "[The show] challenges its audiences to experience the decline...

...are throwing a 40th birthday party for him and a fundraiser at Guaranteed Rate Field (333 W. 35th), which includes a free drink, light appetizers, and most importantly a show with secret out...

Sun 11/19: Support the efforts of Second City's employees to unionize by attending Monkey Wrench, a special stand-up show headlined by James Fritz—a former Chicagoan and excellent, thoughtful storyteller. The show takes place at Cole's (2338 N. Milwaukee). 9 PM, $10

3 days ago

Best Chicago happy hour deals: Nov. 16-22

Select dishes including crispy shrimp cakes, garlic edamame and avocado tempura bao buns are buy one, get one half-price from 4 to 6 p.m. at Bites Asian Kitchen (3313 N. Clark St. 773-270-5972).

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Seven Lions (130 S. Michigan Ave. 312-880-0130) offers $24 select bottles of wine, $8 select glasses of wine, a half-price featured draft and $8 hummus, pulled pork nachos or crispy chicken sliders from 3 to 6 p.m.

MAD Social (1140 W. Madison St. 312-243-2097) offers $25 bottomless mimosas and bloody marys from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Baptiste & Bottle (101 E. Erie St. 312-667-6793) offers $3 customizable martinis with an entree purchase from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

RM Champagne Salon (116 N. Green St. 312-243-1199) offers $1 oysters from 5 to 8 p.m.

Revival Cafe Bar (125 S. Clark St. 773-999-9411) offers rotating specials from 4 to 6 p.m. including boilermakers, highballs and classic cocktails for $7-$10 and select bottles of wine for $20.

    Best Chicago happy hour deals: Nov. 16-22
    Here's where to drink on a budget this week in Chicago.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

4 days ago

Updated 3 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.

3 days ago

Nov 05

Updated 4 days ago

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.

5 days ago

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?

5 days ago

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

Jun 14 2012

Updated 5 days ago

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

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Nov 11

Updated 6 days ago

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

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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

Planned Property has prime-location Lincoln Park and Lakeview East apartments

You’ll get a rent credit of up to $300 when you book an appointment online. You can also start your Gold Coast or River North apartment hunt at any of Planned’s high-rises in those neighborhoods, or start your Lincoln Park or Lakeview search at the leasing center at 806 W Belmont Ave.

    Planned Property has prime-location Lincoln Park and Lakeview East apartments
    Planned Property owns and manages nearly 4,000 apartments in prime River North, Gold Coast, Lincoln Park and Lakeview East locations. Planned's renovated properties range from vintage courtyards to contemporary mid- and high-rise buildings. You can see Planned Property apartments on a map and video from scores of Planned Property apartments on this page.
    http://yochicago.com

Nov 06

Updated Nov 09

Teen Charged With Robberies In Boystown, River North

...weekend and charged with robbing two men as they walked through an alley in the 3200 block of North Clark at 2:45 that morning. Talley demanded the victims’ property and battered the two men...

    Teen Charged With Robberies In Boystown, River North
    A second person has been charged in connection with an armed robbery near Boystown on October 14. Police today announced that Alphanso Talley, 18, was arrested over the weekend and charged with robbing two men as they walked through an alley in the 3200 block of North Clark at 2:45 that morning.
    http://www.cwbchicago.com

  • Philip Independent Business owner ,47th. ward since 1968

    Sarah, you hit the nail square on the head . Mute is a super troll or someone starving for ???? I’ll pitch in and help mute 🤐. Just muted it , should have done it a while back .

  • Mute Mute Me

    "Mute is a super troll or someone starving for ????"

    AND not or

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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 08

Nov 07

Man Charged With String Of Armed Robberies On The North Side

...battering two men during a robbery about 2:45 a.m. Oct 14 in the 3200 block of North Clark, police said. He approached the men, ages 20 and 23, in an alley, displayed what...

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Talley had been identified as the suspect who robbed three men about 12:25 p.m. Oct. 21 at the CTA Grand Station, 521 N. State, police said. He showed a firearm and demanded personal belongings from the men, ages 22, 24 and 26. No one was injured during the robbery.

    Man Charged With String Of Armed Robberies On The North Side
    CHICAGO (CBS) - A man has been charged with two armed robberies last month at a CTA station on the Near North Side and in the Lakeview neighborhood. Alphanso Talley, 18, faces three counts of armed robbery and two counts of aggravated robbery, all felonies, according to Chicago Police.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

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