41 hours ago

  • 1:1 Chromebooks, Part 1!

    Mrs. Stallard is asking for $2453.84:
    My students need Chromebooks to research, type stories and essays, and create presentations! A 1:1 Chromebook model will allow all students to engage in 21st century learning!
    Ravenswood Elementary School Comment

3 days ago

peasenj posted 3 photos to Flickr:

4 days ago

4 days ago

These nearby schools are looking for financial help on DonorsChoose.org:

  • Baseball Season is Back

    Mr. Poole is asking for $2252.38:
    My students need baseballs, pants, belts, socks, and training aids to continue their development.
    Lake View High School Comment
  • I Can Learn ANYWHERE with a Portable Projector!

    Ms. Conti is asking for $612.01:
    My students need a portable projector. Small groups can be pulled and technology can still be accessible to them with the use of this portable projector.
    Ravenswood Elementary School Comment

6 days ago

Jan 15

Updated Jan 16

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 ?

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!

Nov 15

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
    CHADHA VS. NORTH PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (CHICAGO)
    https://chadhavnpes.weebly.com
  • 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.

Jan 03

Days After Dramatic Chase, Gun Recovery, And Arrest, Cops Who Sit Outside Mayor's House Are Told: Do NOT Wear Body Cameras

...police officers who are assigned to sit outside of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s home at 4228 North Hermitage have been ordered to not work with the body-worn cameras (BWC) that other officers...

    Days After Dramatic Chase, Gun Recovery, And Arrest, Cops Who Sit Outside Mayor's House Are Told: Do NOT Wear Body Cameras
    Chicago police officers who are assigned to sit outside of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's home at 4228 North Hermitage have been ordered to not work with the body-worn cameras (BWC) that other officers are required to wear. News of the development came this morning on the Second City Cop blog.
    http://www.cwbchicago.com

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 31

Dec 30

Dec 30

  • Classroom Essentials and Productivity

    Ms. S. is asking for $258.80:
    My students need some basic classroom essentials for everyday use, in addition to simple classroom equipment for increased productivity and efficiency.
    Lake View High School Comment

Dec 28

Homeless grey cat

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

Dec 28

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!

Dec 27

Dec 27

  • Classroom Essentials and Productivity

    Ms. S. is asking for $237.46:
    My students need some basic classroom essentials for everyday use, in addition to simple classroom equipment for increased productivity and efficiency.
    Lake View High School Comment

Dec 26

Dec 24

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.

Dec 21

Dec 20

Updated Dec 20

Man who stole taxis in suburbs after robbing drivers gets 15 years in prison

...aggravated vehicular hijacking in connection with the incidents. His last known address was in the 4100 block of North Ravenswood Avenue. The case against his female accomplice, Yamilka Gomez, 20, of Chicago, is pending, authorities said...

    Man who stole taxis in suburbs after robbing drivers gets 15 years in prison
    A knife-wielding Chicago man who robbed two northwest suburban taxi drivers and stole their cars in June was sentenced Monday to 15 years in prison, authorities reported. Martin Barrientos, 21, pleaded guilty in Cook County Circuit Court to aggravated vehicular hijacking in connection with the incidents.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

  • ....and rapists get probation.

    nice justoice system we have in this county.

    but keep voting democrat!

Dec 20

Man who stole taxis in suburbs after robbing drivers gets 15 years in prison

...aggravated vehicular hijacking in connection with the incidents. His last known address was in the 4100 block of North Ravenswood Avenue. The case against his female accomplice, Yamilka Gomez, 20, of Chicago, is pending, authorities said...

    Man who stole taxis in suburbs after robbing drivers gets 15 years in prison
    A knife-wielding Chicago man who robbed two northwest suburban taxi drivers and stole their cars in June was sentenced Monday to 15 years in prison, authorities reported. Martin Barrientos, 21, pleaded guilty in Cook County Circuit Court to aggravated vehicular hijacking in connection with the incidents.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Dec 20

  • Growing Young Artists!

    Mrs. Lazar (Ayala) is asking for $1496.78:
    My students need a variety of art and science materials to provide them with hands on learning opportunities and experiences. We need tape, paint, wire and more.
    Ravenswood Elementary School Comment

Dec 18

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Dec 16

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 12

Updated Dec 14

  • Jill H 38 years in Chicago, 19 in North Center

    I usually just see one officer in the car behind the house and I don't see the roving car every day. I assume it's there when there is some activity at the mayor's house. But I could be wrong; I'll have to look more closely into the rear car when...

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    I usually just see one officer in the car behind the house and I don't see the roving car every day. I assume it's there when there is some activity at the mayor's house. But I could be wrong; I'll have to look more closely into the rear car when I go by and pay more attention to who's on Cullom.
    Re the CWB article, at the last CAPS meeting the office in charge said that we have to face the fact that this area won't be assigned more police, even if 1000 more cops are hired.

  • Melannie Bookworm

    The police are vigilant to investigate any cars or persons who are loitering. The mayor makes decisions that are unpopular and therefore needs security as does other officials, such as whoever is currently sitting as POTUS.
    We would not expect the secret service details to be pulled from their job to assist in local, criminal activity. It could be a diversion.
    I would not expect that to happen and I live in the mayor’s “backyard,” one block away.

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.

This article has 6 other Chicago locations (Show)

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.

    Crain's Chicago Business
    Visit Crain's Chicago Business for complete business news and analysis including healthcare, real estate, manufacturing, government, sports and more.
    https://home.chicagobusiness.com

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!

Oct 27

Updated Dec 13

  • A+E

    Meanwhile, one block north, six Chicago Police officers sit in their "patrol" cars idly watching Mayor Emanuel's house.

    The officers can't respond to other crimes in the neighborhood because that would leave the Mayor's home vulnerable.

    All Chicagoans are equal, but some are more equal than others.

Dec 11

Updated Dec 12

Any HVAC (Heating-Ventilation-A/C) contractor recommendations?

Looking to have a new humidifier installed on our furnace along with some maintenance (duct cleaning) and seeking Northcenter/Lincoln Square recommendations for a reliable contractor or local business?

Nov 05 2016

Updated Dec 10

Dibs... this soon?

Seriously? Dibs? Already? This is madness! 😜

  • banish every discussion of dibs from the internet in the history of mankind.

  • I live on a block where we have many 2 or three flats and very few one family homes. There is one house with 5 cars that when someone takes off with their car they move another up to hold parking space. If two cars leave they move another effectively...

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    I live on a block where we have many 2 or three flats and very few one family homes. There is one house with 5 cars that when someone takes off with their car they move another up to hold parking space. If two cars leave they move another effectively holding 4 parking spaces. I think of myself as a nice guy so I really dont care MOST of the time. It does get out of hand when I have to park around the block every day. What can I do? I dont like my wife returning in the dark and have to park a half block or so away knowing there should be 2 to 3 more spaces.

Dec 10

Dec 09

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