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Shootings near Ridgeway and Milwaukee

There have been shootings in this area before, but this week on 2/15 and 2/14/18 a couple of cars, one being a black Honda Civic, with their lights turned off have openly shot at the house second to last from the alley near Ridgeway and Milwaukee. If I had to guess, it’s the house with the 2958 address that got shot at.

The guys that live at the location are bad news. They attract violence. I don’t know if the...

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There have been shootings in this area before, but this week on 2/15 and 2/14/18 a couple of cars, one being a black Honda Civic, with their lights turned off have openly shot at the house second to last from the alley near Ridgeway and Milwaukee. If I had to guess, it’s the house with the 2958 address that got shot at.

The guys that live at the location are bad news. They attract violence. I don’t know if the shootings are gang related, but I’ve seen drugs and guns at that location and now they are being shot at. It’s really scary and there are a lot of little kids in the area.

Does anyone have further info or has anything to add to this post? I want to contact the police and anything neighbors can add may be helpful.

Thanks

  • Avondale Logan Square Neighbor Avondale near Milwaukee

    Correction: the address is 2984 n Ridgeway

  • CK

    Hi AVLSN.

    My block had a known gangbanger living a couple of doors down. (Landlord is a slum lord in that building and his kids and grandkids live there...that's another story.) Anyway, 3 of my neighbors and myself got them evicted and here's how we did it:

    1.) Call 911...

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    Hi AVLSN.

    My block had a known gangbanger living a couple of doors down. (Landlord is a slum lord in that building and his kids and grandkids live there...that's another story.) Anyway, 3 of my neighbors and myself got them evicted and here's how we did it:

    1.) Call 911 when you see drugs, guns any crime. Keep a journal of every time you call. Note, often times the 911 dispatcher won't dispatch a car b/c they don't care. (Don't blame the police. If they are dispatched they have to show up. It's the dispatchers.) But there will be a record that you called. How do I know this? My neighbors and I had 27 calls that were never dispatched. Our Commander cleaned up the 911 center after hearing that.
    2.) Go meet with your Commander. Get him/her involved.
    3.) Go to CAPS meetings and ask the Commander and the Alderman for help with the building.
    4.) Set up a meeting with your Alderman. Tell them you want this building cleaned out. (Note, you don't want a building declared a drug building b/c your home value will decrease.) Keep and bring specific records of everything you see at that building.
    5.) Remind your Alderman that they want people like you and your neighbors who pay their taxes and bring value to the neighborhood so he/she needs to get this "trash" out of the neighborhood.
    6.) Provide timelines and follow-ups with your Alderman. He/She can send out investigators if the building is not up to code etc. They can call a meeting with the landlord etc. Trust me if you stay on your Alderman he/she will get sick of hearing from you every couple of weeks. :-)

    There were 4 of us and never gave up. I hope you can find some neighbors to help you and good luck. This took us about 4 months total.

    Be safe!

11 hours ago

Sunday picks: Meet & Greet Weekend at Legoland

• Emanation XVI featuring Brash Flair, Weirdos, Akosuen: 9 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, at Century Mallet, 1770 W. Berteau Ave., Chicago. $5-$10 suggested donation. (773) 248-7733 or centurymallet.com.

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...professional premiere of "A Steady Rain." 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. Opens Feb. 22. $19-$49. (773) 327-5252 or americanbluestheater.com...

...popcorn power." 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, and at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes St., Evanston. It runs through March 25. $25-$60. (847) 328-2795 or actorsgymnasium.org...

• Big Bad Voodoo Daddy: 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, at Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. $43-$45. (773) 728-6000 or oldtownschool.org.

• Paul Luc: 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, at Elbo Room, 2871 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. $5. (773) 549-5549 or elboroomlive.com.

• Robert Plant & the Sensational Space Shifters, Seth Lakeman: 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, at Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine Ave., Chicago. $69.75. (773) 275-6800 or rivieratheatre.com.

• Steve Winwood: 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, at Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., Chicago. $45. (312) 462-6300 or msg.com.

• Taylor Phelan, Like Language, The Burst and Bloom: 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. $10. (773) 281-4444 or beatkitchen.com.

    Sunday picks: Meet & Greet Weekend at Legoland
    The Legoland Discovery Center Chicago unveils a new Character Meet & Greet area for photo opportunities starting this weekend at Streets of Woodfield, 601 N. Martingale Road, Schaumburg. $19.95. (847) 592-9700 or chicago.legolanddiscoverycenter.com. 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday to Monday, Feb.
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Weekend picks: New Jersey comedian Bret Ernst plays Pheasant Run

• Emanation XVI featuring Brash Flair, Weirdos, Akosuen: 9 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, at Century Mallet, 1770 W. Berteau Ave., Chicago. $5-$10 suggested donation. (773) 248-7733 or centurymallet.com.

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...in Chicago. New York punk band CJ Ramone joins for both performances. Reggies Rock Club, 2105 S. State St., Chicago. $32; $65 for VIP which includes early entry and meet-and-greet session. (312...

...17, and Wednesday, Feb. 21, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. Opens Feb. 22. $19-$49. (773) 327-5252 or americanbluestheater.com...

...17, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, and at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes St., Evanston. It runs through March 25. $25-$60. (847) 328-2795 or actorsgymnasium.org...

Fidelity is tested in Mozart's classic romantic comedy "Così fan tutte," which is revived by the Lyric Opera of Chicago for seven performances starting Saturday at the Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago. $17-$299. (312) 827-5600 or lyricopera.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17

• The Locals, Red Moons, Aaron Williams: 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at Subterranean Downstairs, 2011 W. North Ave., Chicago. $10. (773) 278-6600 or subt.net.

• City Mouth, Out the Car Window, Cup Check, Short Handed, The Flips: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at Cobra Lounge, 235 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago. $5-$8. (312) 226-6300 or cobralounge.com.

• Rebelution: 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago. Tickets start at $47. (773) 561-9500 or aragonballroom.org.

• Turnspit (LP release), Retirement Party, Blood People, Third Twin Sister: 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at Gman Tavern, 3740 N. Clark St., Chicago. $8-$10. (773) 549-2050 or gmantavern.com.

• An acoustic evening with The Cold Mourning, Killing gods, Bubbles Erotica, The Hoodie Life: 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at Bottom Lounge, 1375 W. Lake St., Chicago. $8. (312) 666-6775 or bottomlounge.com.

• Big Bad Voodoo Daddy: 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, at Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. $43-$45. (773) 728-6000 or oldtownschool.org.

• Paul Luc: 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, at Elbo Room, 2871 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. $5. (773) 549-5549 or elboroomlive.com.

• Robert Plant & the Sensational Space Shifters, Seth Lakeman: 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, at Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine Ave., Chicago. $69.75. (773) 275-6800 or rivieratheatre.com.

• Steve Winwood: 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, at Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., Chicago. $45. (312) 462-6300 or msg.com.

• Taylor Phelan, Like Language, The Burst and Bloom: 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. $10. (773) 281-4444 or beatkitchen.com.

    Weekend picks: New Jersey comedian Bret Ernst plays Pheasant Run
    Comedian Bret Ernst ("This is Not Happening," "Beer League") returns to perform a series of standup gigs at Zanies at Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. $25 plus a two-item purchase. (630) 524-0001 or zanies.com. 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. Saturday, Feb.
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Updated 45 hours ago

Dibs are not only Unappreciated, but Also Illegal

Hey everyone, I know with the snow this year it's a real pain in the butt to dig your car out from the side of the road. But dibs are tacky, unhelpful, and make our beautiful neighborhood look like a dump. If everyone who dug out a spot left the spot, there would be a spot for everyone who needed one.

None of us own the streets in Chicago and none of us can claim ownership of a parking spot on these public ways. I don't even park on the street, but if I see dibs I unequivocally move them up onto the sidewalk in an unobtrusive area.

Be a good neighbor - don't place dibs.

  • Um...no. Then again, I doubt that they'd pitch a tent at a bus stop, which is what's in from of my condo building. But I would have let him/her pitch a tent in my yard. My neighbors wouldn't have liked it though.

    I've given money to the homeless, even gave a winter sleeping bag to one guy who was one of my regulars. He loved it.

  • Joe

    Homless DIBs under the bridge at Wilson and Lake Shore Drive should be removed by streets and sanitation. Lets be honest...DIBs and the homeless are kind of an unwanted sore on the streets of my city...but, I don’t mess with either.

Feb 11

Updated 2 days ago

***REWARD***

***REWARD***

If any of my neighbors on the 3700 block of St. Louis / Bernard alley have video footage from Friday night and Saturday day (9pm Friday to 2pm Saturday, please PM me and I will gladly pay. Someone got into my garage, opened the overhead door and placed a piece of wood trim nails up on the threshold of the overhead doorway. The police will not let me file a report because I do not own the property and I saw the nails before I drove over them. Thanks very much.

  • Exactly, Jim. I should have driven over them so I could file a report to have when this nutter escalates

  • Carl Gergits Long time resident

    Sorry to hear that someone would do that. Good luck catching the goons......

2 days ago

What just happened on St Louis & Montrose?

I was coming out of my apartment walking to Montrose to catch the bus and I hear the school crosding guard say "No se mueva" (Dont move). Not to me, but a lady sitting in the street and crying. Then the fire department comes, then an ambulance, then my bus came and I got on. So I couldnt ask what happened? She didnt have a scratch on her (that I could see).

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5 things to do this weekend in Chicago

Enjoy a cold one for Rover tomorrow, as Begyle Brewery (1800 W. Cuyler Ave.) will host its fourth annual For The Love Of Pets! event, which benefits Friendship Pet...

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Church service is not everyone’s cup of tea (wine?), but this weekend Steppenwolf (1650 N. Halsted St.) will welcome guests for another kind of worship at the Thank the Lorde! event, which...

...of February. This weekend’s edition begins at 3 p.m. Saturday in Kelvyn Park (4438 W. Wrightwood Ave.) and includes four different productions, including a conversation about racism and inclusion in “West Side...

...Glitter Moneyyy are both femme. Show starts at 8:30 p.m. at Empty Bottle (1035 N. Western Ave.) Tickets: $8. emptybottle.com

    5 things to do this weekend in Chicago
    Cider sippin' at Navy Pier, "Big Dippin'" at Empty Bottle, blessings going up at Steppenwolf and more this weekend in Chicago. Blessings from the 'Lorde' Church service is not everyone's cup of tea (wine?), but this weekend Steppenwolf (1650 N. Halsted St.) will welcome guests for another kind of worship at the Thank the Lorde!
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Updated 3 days ago

Weekly picks: Easton Corbin brings country to the Arcada

Emanation XVI featuring Brash Flair, Weirdos, Akosuen: 9 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, at Century Mallet, 1770 W. Berteau Ave., Chicago. $5-$10 suggested donation. (773) 248-7733 or centurymallet.com.

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...in Chicago. New York punk band CJ Ramone joins for both performances. Reggies Rock Club, 2105 S. State St., Chicago. $32; $65 for VIP which includes early entry and meet-and-greet session. (312...

...17, and Wednesday, Feb. 21, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. Opens Feb. 22. $19-$49. (773) 327-5252 or americanbluestheater.com...

Catch up with local "American Idol" winner Lee DeWyze of Mount Prospect when he performs his latest single "The Breakdown" and more in concert on Friday at S.P.A.C.E., 1245 Chicago Ave., Evanston. $20-$55. (847) 492-8860 or evanstonspace.com. 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16

...17, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, and at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes St., Evanston. It runs through March 25. $25-$60. (847) 328-2795 or actorsgymnasium.org...

Fidelity is tested in Mozart's classic romantic comedy "Così fan tutte," which is revived by the Lyric Opera of Chicago for seven performances starting Saturday at the Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago. $17-$299. (312) 827-5600 or lyricopera.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17

MER's Music Showcase: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, at Cubby Bear, 1059 W. Addison St., Chicago. Free. (773) 327-1662 or cubbybear.com.

The Sea The Sea, Minor Moon: 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, at The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia Ave., Chicago. $10. (773) 227-4433 or hideoutchicago.com.

The Orphan, the Poet, Friday Pilots Club, The Burst and Bloom, Better Love: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, at Cobra Lounge, 235 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago. $10-$12. (312) 226-6300 or cobralounge.com.

Veil of Maya, Speaking with Ghosts, Tanzen, VCTMS, Ryno: 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, at Bottom Lounge, 1375 W. Lake St., Chicago. $12. (312) 666-6775 or bottomlounge.com.

Portugal. The Man, Twin Peaks: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, at Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago. Tickets start at $66. (773) 561-9500 or aragonballroom.org.

Grain of Sand, Discoverer, Summer Salt: 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, at Elbo Room, 2871 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. $9-$10. (773) 549-5549 or elboroomlive.com.

Lauv, Jeremy Zucker: 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, at Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. $15-$18. (773) 525-2501 or lh-st.com.

The Locals, Red Moons, Aaron Williams: 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at Subterranean Downstairs, 2011 W. North Ave., Chicago. $10. (773) 278-6600 or subt.net.

Turnspit (LP release), Retirement Party, Blood People, Third Twin Sister: 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at Gman Tavern, 3740 N. Clark St., Chicago. $8-$10. (773) 549-2050 or gmantavern.com.

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy: 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, at Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. $43-$45. (773) 728-6000 or oldtownschool.org.

Robert Plant & the Sensational Space Shifters, Seth Lakeman: 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, at Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine Ave., Chicago. $69.75. (773) 275-6800 or rivieratheatre.com.

Steve Winwood: 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, at Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., Chicago. $45. (312) 462-6300 or msg.com.

Taylor Phelan, Like Language, The Burst and Bloom: 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. $10. (773) 281-4444 or beatkitchen.com.

    Weekly picks: Easton Corbin brings country to the Arcada
    Catch up with country singer Easton Corbin ("A Little More Country Than That" and "Roll With It") when he performs in concert on Thursday at the Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. $59-$99. (630) 962-7000 or arcadalive.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb.
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Sound check: Relive some '90s favorites with Gin Blossoms

• Emanation XVI featuring Brash Flair, Weirdos, Akosuen: 9 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, at Century Mallet, 1770 W. Berteau Ave., Chicago. $5-$10 suggested donation. (773) 248-7733 or centurymallet.com.

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...in Chicago. New York punk band CJ Ramone joins for both performances. Reggies Rock Club, 2105 S. State St., Chicago. $32; $65 for VIP which includes early entry and meet-and-greet session. (312...

• The Sea The Sea, Minor Moon: 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, at The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia Ave., Chicago. $10. (773) 227-4433 or hideoutchicago.com.

• The Orphan, the Poet, Friday Pilots Club, The Burst and Bloom, Better Love: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, at Cobra Lounge, 235 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago. $10-$12. (312) 226-6300 or cobralounge.com.

• Dylan Hankey & Brian Hoyt: 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, at Cubby Bear, 1059 W. Addison St., Chicago. Free. (773) 327-1662 or cubbybear.com.

• Veil of Maya, Speaking with Ghosts, Tanzen, VCTMS, Ryno: 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, at Bottom Lounge, 1375 W. Lake St., Chicago. $12. (312) 666-6775 or bottomlounge.com.

• Portugal. The Man, Twin Peaks: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, at Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago. Tickets start at $66. (773) 561-9500 or aragonballroom.org.

• Grain of Sand, Discoverer, Summer Salt: 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, at Elbo Room, 2871 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. $9-$10. (773) 549-5549 or elboroomlive.com.

• Lauv, Jeremy Zucker: 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, at Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. $15-$18. (773) 525-2501 or lh-st.com.

• The Locals, Red Moons, Aaron Williams: 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at Subterranean Downstairs, 2011 W. North Ave., Chicago. $10. (773) 278-6600 or subt.net.

• Turnspit (LP release), Retirement Party, Blood People, Third Twin Sister: 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at Gman Tavern, 3740 N. Clark St., Chicago. $8-$10. (773) 549-2050 or gmantavern.com.

• Big Bad Voodoo Daddy: 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, at Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. $43-$45. (773) 728-6000 or oldtownschool.org.

• Taylor Phelan, Like Language, The Burst and Bloom: 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. $10. (773) 281-4444 or beatkitchen.com.

    Sound check: Relive some '90s favorites with Gin Blossoms
    On the music scene: The Gin Blossoms played a major role in the rise of '90s alternative rock. The band brings its hits to the Arcada Theatre with suburban rockers Take the Reins. Also, Bury Me in Lights plays an acoustic set in Darien, Screeching Weasels takes over Reggies for two nights, and Evolution Music hosts a showcase of fun local artists.
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4 days ago

Weekly picks: Easton Corbin brings country to the Arcada

Emanation XVI featuring Brash Flair, Weirdos, Akosuen: 9 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, at Century Mallet, 1770 W. Berteau Ave., Chicago. $5-$10 suggested donation. (773) 248-7733 or centurymallet.com.

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...in Chicago. New York punk band CJ Ramone joins for both performances. Reggies Rock Club, 2105 S. State St., Chicago. $32; $65 for VIP which includes early entry and meet-and-greet session. (312...

...17, and Wednesday, Feb. 21, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. Opens Feb. 22. $19-$49. (773) 327-5252 or americanbluestheater.com...

Catch up with local "American Idol" winner Lee DeWyze of Mount Prospect when he performs his latest single "The Breakdown" and more in concert on Friday at S.P.A.C.E., 1245 Chicago Ave., Evanston. $20-$55. (847) 492-8860 or evanstonspace.com. 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16

...17, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, and at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes St., Evanston. It runs through March 25. $25-$60. (847) 328-2795 or actorsgymnasium.org...

Fidelity is tested in Mozart's classic romantic comedy "Così fan tutte," which is revived by the Lyric Opera of Chicago for seven performances starting Saturday at the Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago. $17-$299. (312) 827-5600 or lyricopera.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17

MER's Music Showcase: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, at Cubby Bear, 1059 W. Addison St., Chicago. Free. (773) 327-1662 or cubbybear.com.

The Sea The Sea, Minor Moon: 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, at The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia Ave., Chicago. $10. (773) 227-4433 or hideoutchicago.com.

The Orphan, the Poet, Friday Pilots Club, The Burst and Bloom, Better Love: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, at Cobra Lounge, 235 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago. $10-$12. (312) 226-6300 or cobralounge.com.

Veil of Maya, Speaking with Ghosts, Tanzen, VCTMS, Ryno: 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, at Bottom Lounge, 1375 W. Lake St., Chicago. $12. (312) 666-6775 or bottomlounge.com.

Portugal. The Man, Twin Peaks: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, at Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago. Tickets start at $66. (773) 561-9500 or aragonballroom.org.

Grain of Sand, Discoverer, Summer Salt: 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, at Elbo Room, 2871 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. $9-$10. (773) 549-5549 or elboroomlive.com.

Lauv, Jeremy Zucker: 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, at Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. $15-$18. (773) 525-2501 or lh-st.com.

The Locals, Red Moons, Aaron Williams: 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at Subterranean Downstairs, 2011 W. North Ave., Chicago. $10. (773) 278-6600 or subt.net.

Turnspit (LP release), Retirement Party, Blood People, Third Twin Sister: 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at Gman Tavern, 3740 N. Clark St., Chicago. $8-$10. (773) 549-2050 or gmantavern.com.

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy: 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, at Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. $43-$45. (773) 728-6000 or oldtownschool.org.

Robert Plant & the Sensational Space Shifters, Seth Lakeman: 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, at Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine Ave., Chicago. $69.75. (773) 275-6800 or rivieratheatre.com.

Steve Winwood: 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, at Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., Chicago. $45. (312) 462-6300 or msg.com.

Taylor Phelan, Like Language, The Burst and Bloom: 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. $10. (773) 281-4444 or beatkitchen.com.

    Weekly picks: Easton Corbin brings country to the Arcada
    Catch up with country singer Easton Corbin ("A Little More Country Than That" and "Roll With It") when he performs in concert on Thursday at the Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. $59-$99. (630) 962-7000 or arcadalive.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb.
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Feb 08

Updated 5 days ago

Warning: car warranty scam

I just got a call on my cell phone from a guy who was trying to sell me a new warranty for my car because my existing warranty was expiring. It started out with a recorded message and then asked if I wanted to speak with someone. When I said yes, I was connected to a man who said he was with "Safecar." When I asked where he'd gotten my number, he said he didn't know because he wasn't with...

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I just got a call on my cell phone from a guy who was trying to sell me a new warranty for my car because my existing warranty was expiring. It started out with a recorded message and then asked if I wanted to speak with someone. When I said yes, I was connected to a man who said he was with "Safecar." When I asked where he'd gotten my number, he said he didn't know because he wasn't with the marketing department. When I asked what vehicle he was calling about, he hung up.

This is the number that showed up on my Caller ID: (773) 493-0935.

I will be filing a complaint with the FCC but wanted to warn everyone.

https://www.fcc.gov/consumers/guides/beware-auto-warranty-scams

    Watch out for Auto Warranty Scams
    The FCC Consumer Center noticed an increase in complaints and inquiries from consumers who received calls about renewing their automobile warranties. During the calls, which are usually automated or pre-recorded, the consumer is told that the warranty on his or her automobile is about to expire and is instructed to press a number to renew it.
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  • I'm still getting regular mail and phone calls for a vehicle that is 10 years old. Someone must be falling for this.

  • I've gotten mail for relatives who passed away several years ago, including an offer to be an Uber driver for my mom who never had a driver's license. Someone is selling old mailing lists.

Feb 10

Updated 6 days ago

LOST Cat - 100$ Reward

Hi everyone. Our forever outdoor cat Baxter (gray and white tabby on left in second picture) is still missing. We’ve never been able to keep a collar on him, he’s been neutered, not chipped. Small rip in left ear. Please be on the lookout and let me know if anyone has seen him. Please also take a minute to check any garages, basements, outdoor crawl spaces or under decks/porches, or basically anywhere a cat could sneak in to hide or get stuck. They are curious animas.
You may also call the number 773-407-6961 if you have any details regarding him or have seen him. A 100$ reward is up. Please and thank you.

  • We are a ways away but I will definitely watch for him and keep you in our thoughts. As someone who loves cats, it's easy to imagine how hard this must be.

  • Thank you all. We’re still holding out hope. I will give treehouse a call. We’ve checked with them to see if anyone brought a cat in like him but no luck yet. I don’t think he would gravitate to a colony but you never know.

Feb 11

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Updated Feb 10

Old Kick restaurant

Anyone know what is coming to the former location of the restaurant called Kick on Byron, just west of Lincoln? I noticed some sprucing up/renovating of the interior when I walked by the other day and can't seem to find anything online.

  • Neighborhood Dad 25-year resident of North Center/St Bens/Lincol...

    I had heard back in the fall that a Vietnamese restaurant was going in there. Can’t remember the name but the operators have other restaurants around.

Feb 10

  • Chicago Montessori reviewed by a parent

    My two boys go to this school. They are both enthusiastic about going to school in the morning. I feel like the school has been a very good partner in providing my children with both the academic and life skills to be well-equipped for their adolescent years and beyond. It's a teacher-led school, which in my experience is better than a parent-led one. The focus is on educating each child within the Montessori method. There aren't any outside demands to make the school bigger and brighter from a very corporate oriented parent board. The tuition is the full cost of attendance. There are no hidden costs in the form of expected donations. Also, there are no parental demands that lead to minor changes in the pedagogy that follow current educational trends and slowly corrode the benefits of Montessori education.

    Chicago Montessori (1713 West Cullom Avenue) Published on GreatSchools February 9, 2018 Comment

Feb 09

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Feb 09

  • Permit issued for new construction

    ***DIRECT DEVELOPER SERVICES*** FULL BUILDING PERMIT FOR A PROPOSED FIVE (5) STORY 38 DWELLING UNIT (OF WHICH FOUR (4) DWELLING UNITS WILL BE ONSITE AFFORDABLE UNITS) RESIDENTIAL BUILDING WITH GROUND FLOOR COMMERCIAL (RESTAURANT) AS PER PLANS

    4346 N. Honore St. Issued February 7, 2018 Comment

Feb 05

Updated Feb 08

Anyone know of a mobile lab that will do TB test, blood work, urinalyisis?

We need to get these tests done for an elderly blind woman we are helping.
It is almost impossible to transport her ourselves but she needs to get this work done to be able to get into a specific Catholic skilled care nursing home. They require them all completed before she moves in.
Thanks!

  • Also, you might call the Discharge Planning Department at any local hospital. They have current information for companies needed for patients at home.

  • future alderman future alderman

    a lot of tests can be done by mail-have you asked this home for advice?

Feb 08

Feb 01

Updated Feb 07

Anyone have any luck noise proofing a living room floor, front door and windows?

We like our 100 year old condo but the new family downstairs is driving us mad with the crying, screaming, jumping going on morning and night with all the ensuing sounds coming up right through our hardwood floors.

No they aren't going to alter their activities, we've discussed it with them..

Then there is the issue of the front door and all the hall sounds with the doors banging not to omit the noise from the front windows with the sound of school recess time and the el rolling by frequently.

The living room is the main point of conflict.

We could move but 'want to check this out first.

Thanks very much.

Feb 06

Parking spaces for rent?

Wondering if anyone has any parking spaces for rent near Mozart and Berteau. Parking can sometime be difficult and I get home late and a parking space would be a huge help to my daily struggles for parking. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Feb 06

Feb 06

  • Chicago Montessori reviewed by a parent

    My son is in his 6th year at this school & we hope he will remain there through the adolescent program. He loves school & 9 out of 10 days he d say were great. (In fact, he was recently ill & kept sayin he really wanted to go back to school!) He is in the lower elementary program now & is a very strong reader, is keenly curious about his work & the world, & has made great strides in his math. We have had our challenges. Our son s primary teacher wanted him to stay back an extra 1/2 year before advancing. We were taken aback by the suggestion at first, but after taking with his teacher & the director, we were confident in their observations & suggestion. This is the flexibility of a Montessori education & we were grateful that the program could be adapted to his development. The small community & sincere commitment to AMI Montessori is really lovely to be a part of. I feel supported as a family at home as well as at school.

    Chicago Montessori (1713 West Cullom Avenue) Published on GreatSchools February 5, 2018 Comment

Feb 03

Updated Feb 05

Parking garage

Recently I have come to need a parking garage in order to do some maintenance on my car, and store tools. Does anyone have a 1 or 2 car garage for rent somewhere nearby on a month to month lease?

Feb 04

  • Chicago Montessori reviewed by a parent

    My daughter is in her 3rd year of the primary program and Chicago Montessori has been nothing short of excellent. She is happy, thriving, and learning so much. She's particularly thrilled with math and Spanish, but really she enjoys all aspects of her day. We're happy with the community that the school offers and its commitment to the Montessori philosophy (it is one of the only AMI certified schools in the city).

    Chicago Montessori (1713 West Cullom Avenue) Published on GreatSchools February 3, 2018 Comment

Feb 02

Updated Feb 03

Mr. B’s ?

I haven’t been on Everyblock in a while so maybe this has already been discussed. Mr B’s closed up suddenly, everything is still sitting in the kitchen. I walked past & noticed an icy patch of ice water coming from the front door (pipe burst?). Bummed out because it was OK and close to the house.

Feb 01

Updated Feb 03

Vigil With Memorial Candles by DePaul Prep on California

Hello Everyone. I saw some teens with Candles making a Memorial in front of DePaul Prep on California Near Addison last night. I searched all over but could not find any news. So I decided to sign up on here to ask. I was wondering if it was a shooting or maybe a car accident? Thanks for any information.

  • There was a crash with shots fired. Two young men died on 2/1/2016. You can google it. Probably an anniversary vigal.

  • Hello Dave. Thank you very much for your response. That's so very sad.

Feb 02

Updated Feb 03

Mr. B's BBQ

Anyone have any news on Mr. B's? Windows covered. No info when i called.

Feb 03

  • Chicago Montessori reviewed by a parent

    We have been at CM for over a year and have loved our experience. Our toddler has blossomed and his imagination is truly breath taking. I cannot express enough how grateful we are for this school.

    Chicago Montessori (1713 West Cullom Avenue) Published on GreatSchools February 2, 2018 Comment

Jan 28

Updated Jan 31

MISSING Gray Cat

Hi everyone. Our forever outdoor cat Baxter (gray and white tabby on left in pic) has been missing for several days now. We’ve never been able to keep a collar on him, he’s been neutered, not chipped. Please be on the lookout and let me know if anyone has seen him. You may also call the number 773-407-6961 if you have any info regarding him. Posters are up in the neighborhood around Gorden Tech (DePaul Prep) Please and thank you.

Jan 28

Updated Jan 31

Burglary and no police response?

The buddhist temple on Irving Park was burglarized (probably over the weekend) and when it reported this morning, the police said that they would mail a report, but did not come out to view the premises. There was damage to the property and items were stolen. Is this the normal response? Is this the way things are done now?

  • I sure hope this isn't normal - maybe try calling the alderman or CAPS officer at their district?

  • the folks from the temple are going to call the alderman, who they have a good relationship with. I'll update when I hear his response. Thanks everybody

Jan 31

Updated Jan 31

Building Permit Access

Hi, how can I view a building permit? Usually I can search and find it, but not for 4054 N. Bell. I viewed the permit on the fence, but something was off. It stated Duffy Custom Homes at 4132 N Campbell. There isn't a 4132 N Campbell. They usually get permission from alderman or city to place no parking signs with excavating but not this property. They get there early to use the streets. I understand it's needed to tear down the home, but something if off. TIA.

  • Ignore. I found the permit. Company address is incorrect on permit. I tried to delete post, but no option.

Jan 31

Man killed by accomplice breaking into North Side home among 4 shot citywide

Another stellar display of Darwinism! More good news, residents are all fine! This might even close a few investigations in Lincoln square .

Jan 25

Updated Jan 29

Meat Grinder

Anyone know where I can find a "gently used" meat grinder? Anyone have one they're looking to rid of or know a restaurant/kitchen store that sells them used? Husband wants to play around with it, we don't want spend too much $$ right off the bat.

Jan 28

Updated Jan 29

Get locking lug nuts!

Another victim unfortunately. This is Cullom and St Louis.

Jan 19

Updated Jan 28

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!

  • I find that the former Citgo, now Marathon on Pulaski, just south of Belmont always has low prices.

  • Michael McDonough Resident of BelCragin

    New Clark Station at Long and Diversey has regular for $2.69per gal.All new owners too.

Jan 26

Looking for apartment

I am looking for a small one bedroom or studio apartment which would allow me to have my pit bull. Rent range: 750-900

Jan 23

Updated Jan 25

Ideas for Location to Host 1st Birthday Party?

My little bundle of joy is turning 1 in March, and I've succumbed to peer pressure and decided to throw a party for her. That being said, this is really a party for the adults, as she's too little to remember, and we don't have any other kids in the family. Wah wah.
We'll probably end up with around 30-40 people; just too big for our house in winter. It would be great to do it somewhere that had food,...

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My little bundle of joy is turning 1 in March, and I've succumbed to peer pressure and decided to throw a party for her. That being said, this is really a party for the adults, as she's too little to remember, and we don't have any other kids in the family. Wah wah.
We'll probably end up with around 30-40 people; just too big for our house in winter. It would be great to do it somewhere that had food, but I'd like to keep the cost around $15 or less per head, all in. If it's just a rental space, I don't mind cooking for a crowd. I'm waiting to hear back from The Grafton (that fireplace is money...). I called the Dank Haus, but their rooms were quite a bit higher than I'd like to pay for such an event. Any neat ideas in the neighborhood? Thanks in advance!

  • Kevin K Resident

    We ave had two birthday parties at Big Bricks and have always been happy especially since most of the attendees at a 1st birthday party are adults.

  • The backroom at Nicks Pizza on Montrose is a great space for a party that size -- and their pizza is really good.

Jan 23

Updated Jan 24

had To create a post

Couldn’t attach the photo to the previous post but here’s the private parking complaint...

To get a car off of private property.

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

    I'm hoping EB starts letting people post images with comments, I have some great memes that will entertain the masses.

Jan 22

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