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Updated 1 hour ago

Bad Gas

So apparently I've put "bad contaminated" gas in my car TWICE now...not returning to the same station as the first time...does anyone else experience this in our area?!

What stations do you trust...!? HELP!

  • K in North Center longtime North Side resident

    Mechanic: Joe's Expert Auto, (773) 862-2600. They will tell you the truth.

  • Michael McDonough Resident of BelCragin

    Armandos Auto 5310 W Diversey Av .I have been going to this place for two years and Armando has always been up front and extremely honest whenever l have automotive issues

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Josh Thompson posted 1 photo to Flickr:

3 days ago

Ask ChicagoNow: What is the best breakfast place in Chicago?

...Danny's Egghead Diner. Irving just west of Lincoln/Damen. Everything is excellent. Everyone is friendly. Many dishes with Mexican cuisine influence. And right...

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"Hash on Western and Hirsch is pretty great". — Brian Kremen, ConFIdences

"Grandma Sally's on North Ave. near Harlem." — Alison Moran, Token Female

"Windy City Cafe at 1062 W. Chicago Ave. The food is delicious but the hours are short (7am-3pm)". — Sabrina Nixon, Purple Reigns: How to Live a Full Life with Lupus

"The best breakfast place was the Melrose on Melrose and Broadway. They closed not long ago - but was the best for Sunday brunch, or late nights for pancakes and bacon. The milkshakes....Oh the milkshakes!" — Nina Kushner Vallone, You Know Neen

    Ask ChicagoNow: What is the best breakfast place in Chicago?
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Updated 5 days ago

Robbery on 4300 block of Oakley

Did anyone hear about a robbery on Oakley tonight ? Around 7pm man hit over head with bottle and robbed ?

6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Cleaning service?

I’m looking for a cleaning person for my home. Ideally pay by the hour type as all of the services I see are pre-set with what they will do.

  • Emora67 North Center resident

    Clearly Clean charges by the hour 773.744.2334

Jan 14

Jan 14

WANTED: Art studio to rent in Northcenter

I live in the neighborhood and am looking for a small, affordable, heated space to rent for use on the weekends. I am a designer and just need a separate space outside my house to pursue my own art on the weekends.

Thank you!

Jan 09

Updated Jan 13

Drivers Chucking Objects At Your Car After You Honk At Them For Safety Reasons

Has anyone else experienced this? Ever since I moved here from Detroit, I started experiencing this...me honking at a person, because they are about to hit me, and them instantly getting pissed, when it's very obvious I was not in the wrong and just saying , "hey I'm here I don't think you see me! Ive had multiple people do this, almost get out of their car, one did once, screamed at me and threaten to beat me up...the last...

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Has anyone else experienced this? Ever since I moved here from Detroit, I started experiencing this...me honking at a person, because they are about to hit me, and them instantly getting pissed, when it's very obvious I was not in the wrong and just saying , "hey I'm here I don't think you see me! Ive had multiple people do this, almost get out of their car, one did once, screamed at me and threaten to beat me up...the last two people have just gotten in front of me anyways, then slowed down or pulled over...opened their window up and throw some hard object at my car.

It is very dumb, dangerous, and traumatizing.

I can't help but wonder ever what the other person is thinking.... especially since they usually have another person in the car watching them throw a temper tantrum baicslly...when they were in the wrong...

  • Eric Pepeson NW-side deplorable, based-stickman, commie-crusher

    I remember the good ole days when road rage on the northwest side was fun for the whole family. Not anymore, mooks and neighborhood cretin will just pull a gun out and shoot at you. Back in the day, hand gestures and well thought out expletives would suffice, now not so much.

  • LarryB Dog owner / wine sipper

    I'm hep to those vibrations daddy-o.....evil is as evil does..

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Updated Jan 10

Neighborly Litigation (Chadha v. NPES)

Many on this forum talk about litigating, be it for some unneighborly thing or other. Well, here is your chance to read the behind the scenes workings of the Chicago Way in its entirety (link below - get some popcorn and settle in) and VOTE.

This is the culmination of 7 years of attorney fees and a waste of our taxpayer-funded court's time/resources, in my opinion, of course.

Link: https://chadhavnpes.weebly.com/appeal-brief.html

    Appeal Brief
  • Update: Chadha: 95; NPES: 84; Deadlocked: 33

  • Update: Chadha 129; NPES: 106; Deadlocked: 41 - And our "Progressive" Alderman of the 47th Ward had no qualms about being honored recently by the school that engaged in this.

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Jan 06

Updated Jan 09

Breakroom / Finches / Ravinia Brewing

Does anyone know when Ravinia Brewing will open? That carcass of a store front is just sitting there.

  • I sent Ravinia a message and this is the response I got:
    I wish I had a better answer for you, but unfortunately there are a variety of issues to work through at the Montrose spot that continue to put timing and planning up in the air. It is a wonderful spot and a wonderful neighborhood which we are really hoping to make work - but some thing are simply out of our control. Keep checking back with us and hopefully we'll know more soon!

  • Eric Pepeson NW-side deplorable, based-stickman, commie-crusher

    That's too bad, ya' know I always wanted to open up a nice restaurant & bar. That building would a make a good dirty neighborhood strip club with a nasty lunch buffet. Maybe put some of those slot machines in the back and patrons can also bet on the ponies with an OTB. Forget about all those fancy microbrews, only Schlitz or Old Style for a buck and a quarter each. It will be the classiest establishment on the NW side. Call it "Deplorables"

Jan 08

Updated Jan 09

Old issues of National Geographics

Howdy neighbors- I have about 5 years worth of magazines that I want to get rid of. Wondering if this is something a school wants or any crafty folks. 2006-2010 are the approximate years. They also have the fake leather book box that they are stored in.
Anyone... Anyone... Bueller? If not then I will just take them to the Village Disco...

  • Hi there! I would be happy to take some of the National Geographics off your hands. I send care packages to troops and those magazines are requested and very well received. Let me know if I could grab some. Thanks!

  • ElizabethB..how cool!!! (You , too!) Thanks for this!!!

Jan 08

Fresh Start to Your Week: 1/8 – 1/10

CHIRP Radio’s First Time: First Strike @ Martyrs’, 3855 N Lincoln Ave., 8:00PM, All Ages

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First Monday Jazz: Sam Trump @ Currency Exchange Café, 305 E Garfield Blvd., 7:00PM – 8:00PM, All Ages

Ohmme / Campdogzz / Quarter Mile Thunder @ Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western Ave., 8:30PM, 21+

Salonathon: I Do What I Want! @ Beauty Bar, 1444 W. Chicago Ave., 8:30PM, 21+

Laverne x Faux Co @ The Owl, 2521 N Milwaukee Ave., 9:00PM, 21+

The Moth StorySLAM: Ambition @ The Promontory, 5311 S Lake Park Ave., 6:00PM, 17+

A Scientist Walks into a Bar: Paleontology Post Jurassic Park @ The Hideout, 1474 N Milwaukee Ave., 6:30PM, 21+

Sun Storm: Bill MacKay & Tim Kinsella Residency @ Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia Ave., 9:00PM, 21+

Ancient Friends / Archie Powell & the Exports / Sunjacket @ Quenchers, 2401 N Western Ave., 9:00PM, 21+

Stars Align: Thomas Comerford and Julie Meckler @ The Whistler, 2421 N Milwaukee Ave., 9:30PM, 21+

    Fresh Start to Your Week: 1/8 - 1/10
    This week's curated list of events for the beginning of your week huge! Each day has four amazing sections ranging from concerts, talks, and storytellers ready to make your evening fun! Every show offers something unique and undoubtedly Chicagoan, so take advantage of the slightly less chilly weather and enjoy the first half of your...

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Free computer desk

Free computer desk is 20.5"deep x44.4" width x 30.25" high

Keyboard shelf extends but not as far as it should (about 1/2 way - can still use as is for a keyboard or can probably be fixed).

One side drawer above section that can house a computer tower.

Top of desk has some permanent marker scribbles on it thanks to my first child.

If interested, contact me at kflaminio@hotmail.com. Located at Belmont/California.

Dec 31

Updated Jan 02

Witness a hit and run at 3818 N. Kimball Avenue at 11:00am on 12/28/17?

Hello. Did anyone witness a car crash at 3818 N. Kimball Avenue at 11:00am on 12/28/17? My car was parked there and there was a hit and run. I obtained the police report and that report states that a witness saw a black Mercedes driven by older man hit two cars (including mine) and drive off. Security footage would also be great, of course.

  • Chris H Kimball Ave Homeowner

    Thank you very much for the response. I appreciate it. Does 11:00am sound right for the time of the crash?

  • MetroCyclist Food Crazy 9YR Inde Park/Albany Park Resident.

    Yes 11 am, that sounds about right.

Dec 31

Frozen pipes or water main frozen?

I woke up this morning to no water in my house. Called a plumber for frozen pipes. Since I have no water at all they said I’d have to work with the city. 311 said they’d send someone out - no timeframe given. Has anyone dealt with a similar issue? I’d like to get an idea of what to expect.

Possibly related - I saw water spewing out of a sewer grate around the corner from me (Montrose & Western) last night. Also reported this to 311.

Dec 29

Updated Dec 31

Hit and run

Hi neighbors. Hit and run at 4135 n Drake. Dark 4 door suv was Nb drake but lost control, made a u turn and fled sb drake. At least 2 cars hit, 1 appears a total loss.

  • @bob, in that case, you incur the loss, depending on the amount of loss, you may be able to deduct something off of taxes.

    then your option is to find the responsible party and see if you can sue to recover losses incurred.

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

    Bob, you are them SOL!

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Dec 28

Homeless grey cat

Spotted near 2000 block of west Grace Street. Last seen headed toward Bradley Place.

Dec 25

Updated Dec 27

Plumbing ID help please

Hi, can anyone tell me what this is? It is a metal cover about four or five inches wide with a large nut and a small hole, that is connected to my bathroom's clean water supply. Thanks!

  • Phill Lucille, give me strength.

    Nice little tiles, they don't make those anymore.

  • Spam Alert, thanks, I have limited knowledge so assumed erroneously it was connected to the water supply. Philip and Johnson K, it does appear to be a drum trap. Thanks a lot everyone for the info and terminology!

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Updated Dec 21

Dog barking outside at 3:30am!

This dog has been barking for over an hour at 3:30am. I can’t believe that it wants to be outside in the cold. Who does that to their pet? I’m on the 4200 block of mozart. I can hear it all the way here. Poor thing. I wish the owners would let him in.

  • If it continues and/or you somehow figure out it could possibly be animal abuse or you just want a well-being check done, you can call Anti-Cruelty Society and someone will go check on the dog - you don't have to give them your name. I had to do it years ago and you can do it online on their website as well.

  • I don’t know if it is a common occurance because I just happen to wake up at 3:30am & could not go back to sleep. The barking was far and not my neighbors- maybe a block away. I just wanted to put the word out that if the actual neighbors...

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    I don’t know if it is a common occurance because I just happen to wake up at 3:30am & could not go back to sleep. The barking was far and not my neighbors- maybe a block away. I just wanted to put the word out that if the actual neighbors of people with dogs would stand up for the poor animals when they recognize somethings are not right - it’s cold out and that Dog was letting its owner know it wanted to come inside. Plus- how could the actual neighbors sleep through that barking? It is freezing at night. I just wish I could know who it was to report them.

Dec 18

Updated Dec 21

Coat drive active right now?

Anyone know of coat drives accepting coats this week? No guesses please. Only respond if you know for a fact there's a coat drive happening this week (week before Christmas). Thanks.

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Jan 27 2015

Updated Dec 15

Christmas Tree Disposal

Do you know the proper way to throw out a real Christmas tree? Can it be put in an alley next to the garbage/recycling cans?

My neighbor asked me this question and I'm curious what the answer is.

  • Holly 15 year East Lakeview Resident.

    I live in the Dakota building and we had 5 trees thrown in the alley. They sat there for weeks. If you are gonna buy a tree be responsible and know how to dispose of it properly.

  • Hopefully everyone can recycle their tree this year. One spot in North Center:

    January 7 and 14, Sunday
    9: AM – 4: PM
    Northcenter Town Square, 4100 N Damen Avenue

Dec 15

Dec 13

Here's your go guide for the weekend

...Brothers also plans to park there. Dec. 16. 12-7 p.m. Free. Dovetail Brewery, 1800 W. Belle Plaine Ave.

...chat” in Japanese) happens this coming Tuesday. Dec. 19. 8 p.m. $10-$12. Martyrs', 3855 N. Lincoln Ave.

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Apollo: Dec. 16-17. $30-$70. Harris Theater, 205 E. Randolph Drive.

...time for the brass to shine. Dec. 20. 8 p.m. $33-$130. Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Ave.

...party. Dec. 13-Jan. 7. $39.95-$69.95. Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place, 175 E. Chestnut St.

...14. 6-9:30 p.m. $32. Mystery League at Chicago Design Museum, Block 37, 108 N. State St., 3rd floor...

...p.m. $1 or a can of food for Care for Real. Swedish American Museum, 5211 N. Clark St.

...a.m.s than I have. Dec. 21-23. 6 a.m. $27-$28. Constellation, 3111 N. Western Ave.

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Dec 12

Updated Dec 13

Snow Shoveling

I am looking for someone to shovel my front walkway and stairs this winter. ANy ideas on where to find someone to do this kind of small and irregular service?

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

    We use Leonard for on-call shoveling, yard work and gutter cleaning. sureshovel@gmail.com Tell him Robin on Fitch sent you

  • Jen Baron JBaron

    Kevin McVicker with McMaster services provides service to my condo building and also to a few of my clients in Lakeview and Lincoln Park. Last we spoke he had openings in his schedule. Give him a call at 708-935-3729. His service is excellent!


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