2 days ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Need electrician or handyman to hang lights over a kitchen island.

Can anyone recommend a reasonable electrician or handyman who could hang 2 pendant lights over a kitchen island? My go to person doesn’t have the time. Thanks so much!

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

    You are correct. I apologize. I should not have engaged.

    Review websites are definitely subjective; we are frequently contacted by companies offering to post reviews on Yelp and Angie's List (beware of Yelp superusers!), at various prices; we had a salesperson from Yelp tell us that our negative reviews will be filtered out if we spend money with them.

    Your personal network is definitely the best sources for contractors.

    I wish you a happy and conflict free Thanksgiving.

  • Let me add to the comments. Howard has done various projects for me in the past quite satisfactorily, BUT sometimes he wouldn't show and came up with lame excuses for not showing. The last occurrence happened this past spring when he took an outdoor light fixture and some paint I...

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    Let me add to the comments. Howard has done various projects for me in the past quite satisfactorily, BUT sometimes he wouldn't show and came up with lame excuses for not showing. The last occurrence happened this past spring when he took an outdoor light fixture and some paint I had purchased home with him. We agreed that these outside chores could be done at his convenience even if I wasn't home. He never did the work, and in June I emailed Robin and was told he was out of town for a family emergency, had injured his hand, and was getting x-rays. I'd heard similar excuses before and decided I'd been patient enough and asked to have the items returned to me; I even said I'd pick them up when it became apparent they would not be returned voluntarily, which was in fact the case. In the end, I wrote the whole thing off and lost his number, went out and bought the items again and hired someone else to do the work.

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Keep an eye on your animals! I was walking my dog at the time and thought it was a dog off leash until another guy across the street yelled that it was a coyote. A little dog alone in a yard is no match with a coyote!

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police activity Sunday Nov. 19 on Hoyne and Grace?

Anyone know what the police activity was on Sunday morning in North Center? Grace was blocked off by police cars, many fire trucks.

22 hours ago

  • Desperate for Technology!

    Mr. Jacobi is asking for $1849.13:
    My students need a computer to support and enhance their learning experience.
    Ravenswood Elementary School Comment

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Nov 15

Updated 29 hours ago

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
  • Worth a read. Cast my vote too..can't wait to see end results.

  • Votes are trickling in: Chadha: 24 NPES: 28 Deadlocked: 7

  • MJP

    Absolutely worth the read. Citizens in this neighborhood need to be aware of how their neighbors are being treated and how their tax dollars are being squandered accordingly.

2 days ago

Updated 40 hours ago

Need mover for couch

Looking to move a lg couch from Damen and Addison to wrigleyville at Fremont and Addison

5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Staubers Reopens as Lakeview Ace Hardware

I stopped in today to the old Staubers, which was sold to Lakeview Ace. The same staff folks are there, who have always been so neighborly and helpful. Just wanted you all to know they're back. I'm so glad. I'd much rather shop there than at a big box store.

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    4311 N. Ravenswood Ave. 100 November 15, 2017 Comment

6 days ago

Hazel + Junior?

I came home about 30 minutes ago (8:30PM) and couldn’t get through the intersection because of several squad cars blocking Junior. They didn’t have their lights on, but there were officers walking around, seemingly looking for something. Anyone know what’s going on?

Nov 15

Updated 6 days ago

Anytime Fitness North Center

Does anybody have an idea of when the Anytime Fitness on Rockwell will open? Their corporate website has no information.

  • Jane Spec North Center resident

    I'm wondering the same thing. I bet it will be right after the holidays when everyone makes their new years resolutions and are ready to pony up for a membership that will only get used in January :)

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Nov 14

  • Lake View High School reviewed by a student

    The school has been trying to improve its reputation ever since the new principal has taken the lead. BUT the student body itself HAS NOT been improved which might surprise others. Want proof? Well, when I graduated, we had a surprise guest: the CEO of CPS, Forrest Claypool who visited only our high school out of all CPS because apparently Lake View had the highest graduation year. That might sound like a good thing, right? Not if you knew that student who didn't meet the graduation requirements STILL graduated. Another example, recently a kid with autism was physically bullied by another student... more specifically FLIPPED sending the kid with autism to the hospital. Yup. Lake View High School DOES NOT address the issue of bullying. Oh... Forgot to tell you! A classmate of mine had brought a taser to school and was playing around with it in class. I approached the deans with the issue and it was never addressed. Yes, they might have a great STEM program and other great opportunities like College Possible, etc but trust me, IT IS NOT WORTH putting your child through what he/she sees at Lake View.

    Lake View High School (4015 North Ashland Ave) Published on GreatSchools November 13, 2017 Comment

Nov 12

Updated Nov 13

Where to look for stolen jewelry?

My engagement ring (a family heirloom) was stolen from my apartment by a burglar, and I realize that it's probably gone, but I'd still like to do my due diligence to try and find it. I've been looking at Craigslist, ebay, and some resale sites (offerup, facebook market). The detective assigned to our case looked through the pawn shop database but no luck.

Any other suggestions.

  • Chicago John North Center neighbor since 1989

    My heart goes out to you. Keep on searching. Offer a reward somehow. Good luck

Nov 12

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Updated Nov 11

Package Theft

After having a package stolen from our porch, I am now using anAmazon pick up locker.There are locations all over mine is in a 24 hr. 7-11. It’s free, they email you when it’s coming and send you a barcode to open the locker. No hassle Great service to use especially during the holiday shopping season. Boz

  • angelranger 47 year Northside resident

    Thanks Mousie! great suggestion.
    UPS left a package last night for my upstairs neighbor...
    in the back yard! Good thing it didn't rain.

  • Good to know. Walking through the neighborhood a couple of days ago I saw packages on porches and on stoops all over the place. Several large packages were just leaned up against apartment building doors right on the sidewalk of a busy street. I'm amazed anyone gets anything they order!

Nov 10

  • Permit issued for electric wiring


    4332 N. Paulina St. Issued November 8, 2017 Comment

Nov 09

Recommendations for the best nursing homes that accepts a Medicaid patient in Chicago or suburbs.

We are looking for a Home that provides full assisted living for a 90 year old who can no longer afford to live independently or with supportive living ( unable to go to dining room, go to bathroom alone, etc.)
Thanks very much for any advice.

Nov 09

5 things to do this weekend in Chicago

...and unlimited food. Plus, it’s indoors with live entertainment at the Ravenswood Event Center (4021 N. Ravenswood Ave.). Tickets: ravenswoodchicago.org...

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...p.m. Saturday gives you just that chance. The annual event happens at Harmony House (2914 N. Elston Ave.), the city’s eco-friendly, no-kill cat shelter. You can visit with the cats...

...p.m. and 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.) Saturday at Joe's Bar (940 W. Weed St.). Your ticket ($25-$40) includes admission, a souvenir tasting glass and any tequila and sangria...

...a handful of DJs, as well. Get your style on and head to the Promontory (5311 S. Lake Park Ave. West). $20-$35. Tickets: promontorychicago.com...

    5 things to do this weekend in Chicago
    Cats, drinks, food, fashion and art--we've got it all in Chicago this weekend; here are five events that span the spectrum. Open house for cute cats, obviously If you've been looking for an excuse or the right time to adopt a cat--and who hasn't?--the Merry Meows Holiday Open House from 1 to 4 p.m.

Nov 07

Lunchbreak: Deviled eggs

1612 W. Irving Park Road

4043 N. Ravenswood Avenue

    Lunchbreak: Deviled eggs
    Chefs Kyle Schrage and Jim Torres Beard and Belly 1612 W. Irving Park Road Chicago (773) 665-8210 www.facebook.com/BeardandBelly/ Event: Taste of Ravenswood on Malt Row Friday, November 10 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Ravenswood Event Center 4043 N. Ravenswood Avenue Chicago www.ravenswoodchicago.org

Nov 04

  • Stamping (And Other Stuff)!

    Ms. S. is asking for $176.44:
    My students need additional support with staying on task during class to complete all classwork in a timely manner as well as homework. Different types of stamps and a stamping system will assist in this greatly!
    Lake View High School Comment

Nov 04

Nov 03

    Time For Kids-Nonfiction Reading! | DonorsChoose.org project by Ms. Martinucci
    My students need TIME for Kids to be prepared for the world and for real world situations. I have 120 5th and 6th grade bilingual students. They are full of life and come in ready to learn!! All of my students receive free lunch. Their families struggle financially and asking them to...

Nov 03

North Center

1827 W. Belle Plaine Ave.

    A Field Guide to North Center
    Privacy takes a back seat to aesthetics at this red-brick modernist abode, designed by the firm behind the Racine Art Museum: It features floor-to-ceiling windows that let passersby see through the first floor. Beck, Bob Mould, Los Lobos, and Pete Townshend have all performed on the former post office's low stage, which is practically part of the audience.

Oct 13

Updated Nov 02

Lawn service and snow removal

Looking for a responsible lawn service to mow a postage size lawn, provide spring and fall cleanup and, in the winter snowblow walks and shovel stairs. This is for a two flat near Montrose and Damien. Thanks!

Nov 02

Your Chicago Curated Weekend: 11/2 – 11/5

CHIRP Radio Broadcast Launch Celebration @ Dovetail Brewery, 1800 W Belle Plaine Ave, 8:00PM – 11:00PM

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Cinepocalypse @ Music Box Theatre, 3733 N Southport Ave., Various Times

Confluence 20+ @ Block 37, 108 N State St., 3rd Floor, Noon – 7:00PM

Penguin Hops Release Party @ Shedd Aquarium, 1200 S Lake Shore Dr., 5:00PM

Reel Science Film Series: 2001: A Space Odyssey @ The Adler Planetarium, 1300 S Lake Shore Dr., 5:30PM – 9:30PM

Luna / Soccer Mommy / Big Mother Gig @ Park West, 322 W Armitage Ave., 7:00PM

SUSTO + Esme Patterson w/ American Grizzly @ Lincoln Hall, 2424 N Lincoln Ave., 8:00PM

A Tribe Called Red & Barragoon @ Bottom Lounge, 1375 W Lake St., 8:00PM

Surly 2016 & 2017 Darkness Tapping @ Kaiser Tiger, 1415 W Randolph St, 5:00PM

Slowdive & Cherry Glazerr @ The Vic, 3145 N Sheffield Ave., 7:00PM

    Your Chicago Curated Weekend: 11/2 - 11/5
    The year is just rolling by too quickly. We're already in November and the events are just as plentiful with all the movies, concerts, art exhibits, and beer parties you could ever want! Take a look below at some of the best events happening over the next few days and fill up you schedule!

Nov 02

Oct 31

You Can Now Set Your Dial to CHIRP, Chicago's Indie Radio Station

CHIRP Radio will celebrate its FM launch with a party November 4 at Dovetail Brewery (1800 W. Belle Plaine Ave.). Ahead of the celebration, Chicago caught up with Campbell to talk about the new FM broadcast and what the future holds for this indie station.

    You Can Now Set Your Dial to CHIRP, Chicago's Indie Radio Station
    Shawn Campbell spent nearly a decade working at radio stations dealing with "large bureaucracy" before she decided to set out on her own in the summer of 2007. She recruited volunteers passionate about local music and indie media to join her, and Chicago Independent Radio Project, aka CHIRP Radio, launched its online broadcast in January 2010.

Oct 31

Oct 30

Developer proposes condo conversion for former Ravenswood screw factory

...Zivkovic and local architect Design 21 Company hopes to adapt the former industrial building at 4046 N. Hermitage Avenue into 15 loft-style condo units while an adjacent three-flat to the immediate north...

    Condo conversion on tap for former Ravenswood screw factory
    A proposal to convert a three-story former screw factory in Chicago's Ravenswood neighborhood to new high-end condos was discussed last week at a community meeting hosted by 47th Ward Alderman Ameya Pawar. The plan from developer Joe Zivkovic and local architect Design 21 Company hopes to adapt the former industrial building at 4046 N.

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Updated Oct 24

How to get a private cab or vehicle for a physically challenged senior?

She won't take the Pace bus for starters and its almost impossible to get her into our sedan as she screams when she has to dip down to get into the seat. Feels like she is falling.
Is there a private car or medicar that she can get into more easily - maybe the seat is higher?
She uses a rollator/walker to get around. She can barely walk and is almost blind.
We need to go with her down to medical appointments at Northwestern. She has a thing about riding with other people.
Thanks for any advice!!

  • Carole Ogden retired

    She will easily qualify for Pace ADA Paratransit Service. It is a wonderful service for handicapped individuals and costs $3.00. Call their Help line at 312-663-4357. As with any service like this you may need to spend a little time getting to the right place to help you, but it is well worth it. They have all handicapped accessible vehicles with ramps etc.

  • Wow, this is great information, didn't realize any of this existed. Bookmarking for future needs. Thanks to all.


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