33 min 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!

2 days ago

Updated 13 hours 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.

  • Rinda Landscape designer; North by Northcenter neighbor

    I know they still sell pickles. Not sure about the Chuckles.

  • Really nice folks. Glad they are still there.

Nov 02

Updated 41 hours ago

North Park Elementary School influence continues...

NPES and it's influence/connections were able to stop a thread from continuing on Everyblock..one of the few arenas left for bringing light to corruption.

Here is the original post:

Hello. And no this isn't a viral letter about us leaving Chicago.....yet.

So we are now in appeals court in our litigation against North Park Elementary School in the 47th Ward. This was all simply due to our refusal to sell our property (in Coonley boundary area) to the private school...

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NPES and it's influence/connections were able to stop a thread from continuing on Everyblock..one of the few arenas left for bringing light to corruption.

Here is the original post:

Hello. And no this isn't a viral letter about us leaving Chicago.....yet.

So we are now in appeals court in our litigation against North Park Elementary School in the 47th Ward. This was all simply due to our refusal to sell our property (in Coonley boundary area) to the private school so our kids could attend Coonley.

I am still dumbfounded by the justice system in light of the evidence as it continues to side with the influential/well connected in our liberal enclave.

Apparently emails/texts received in discovery such as those outlined below are not enough to show corruption/threats/RICO in our city's courts:

Board Member/Developer to NPES: "I’m going to push his (Chadha) buttons today. My statement to him will be that my customers feel his property is worth less now and may want to wait for city foreclosure and buy it as a side yard."

Principal to NPES Board Members: "Negotiations on 2035 w Montrose have completely halted….We could re-contact the Alderman’s Office and see if he can speed up the court date or put additional pressure on the owner. "

NPES Board Member meeting notes: "Chris feels we need to put this to rest before the owner has a better understanding of our role throughout the last 3-4 months…..I know the Alderman’s office will do anything possible to help us get that property…"

Board Member/Developer to me: "Good luck hope the city doesn't take it away. This was a sure thing"

Thanks for listening/caring,
Raminder S. Chadha

Here is the original thread before they delete it: https://chicago.everyblock.com/announcements/sep15-the-chicago-way-update-chadha-v-npes-8289920/

    The Chicago Way update on Chadha v NPES
    Hello. And no this isn't a viral letter about us leaving Chicago.....yet. So we are now in appeals court in our litigation against North Park Elementary School in the 47th Ward. This was all simply due to our refusal to sell our property (in Coonley boundary area) to the private school so our kids could attend Coonley.
    https://chicago.everyblock.com
  • Tom

    NPES appears to continue to believe that hunkering down and trying to ignore their terrible past misdeeds in this matter will somehow make this blotch on their reputation just fade away...it's up to us to make sure it doesn't!

4 days ago

Updated 43 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
    CHADHA VS. NORTH PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (CHICAGO)
    https://chadhavnpes.weebly.com

2 days ago

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    WHOLE HOUSE RENOVATION WITH NEW KITCHEN, MASTER BEDROOM, HALL BATHROOM AND BEDROOMS. WINDOWS REPLACEMENT. NEW REAR PORCH. DECONVERSION OF EXISTING 2 FLAT TO SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE. EXISTING USE: RESIDENTIAL / PROPOSED USE: RESIDENTIAL.

    4230 N. Winchester Ave. Issued November 16, 2017 Comment
  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    NEW 2 STORY DECK IN REAR YARD OF EXISTING SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE. THIS WORK REPLACES A REAR YARD ADDITION AND SECOND FLOOR DECK OF CURRENT PERMIT NO. 100639419. PLEASE REFERENCE THE DRAWINGS IN THIS PERMIT AS TO THE SCOPE CHANGE REPRESENTED WITH THIS PERMIT BEING APPLIED FOR NOW.

    4310 N. Wolcott Ave. Issued November 16, 2017 Comment

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3 days ago

  • N/A

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

3 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?

4 days ago

Updated 3 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 :)

4 days ago

    Protect Rental Property Assets with an LLC
    Real Estate has always been considered a safe investment since the supply is finite and the demand grows with the population. Even though we have seen some swings in the real estate market over the past decade, the theory still is held true by many.
    http://illinoisestateplanning.blogspot.com

5 days ago

Nov 12

Updated 6 days ago

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

Nov 08

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

    REMOVE DAMAGED 6 X 6 WOOD RISER, INSTALL A NEW RISER AND ATTACHEMENT, SECURE THE EXISTING CONDUIT TO THE WALL AT THERAVENSWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CPS

    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.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Nov 08

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
    http://wgntv.com

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...
    https://www.donorschoose.org

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.
    http://www.chicagomag.com

Nov 03

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

This article has 9 other Chicago locations (Show)

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!
    https://thirdcoastreview.com

Oct 31

Updated Nov 01

Abaya

Where in Chicago can I buy abayas? I need something that isn't expensive ($30 or less) kindly please provide exact addresses if possible. My mom is traveling to Saudi Arabia and she needs a lot since she'll be staying there for a while

  • Here are a few places: corner of Lawrence and Harding Ave. Lawrence and keeler. Elston and Pulaski. You will see them displayed in the store front windows.

Nov 01

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.
    http://www.chicagomag.com

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.
    https://chicago.curbed.com

Oct 29

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Oct 26

Red-Light Camera Ticket Refund

You may be entitled to a refund from the recent City of Chicago red-light camera settlement. Here is how you can check online to see if you qualify to receive a refund or have your violation debt forgiven.

https://illinoisestateplanning.blogspot.com/2017/10/check-to-see-if-you-are-entitled-to-red.html

    Check to See if you are Entitled to a Red Light Camera Refund
    As many drivers in and around the City of Chicago know, red-light cameras have been installed on many of the intersections we navigate. Unfortunately, many of us know all too well of how they work as you may have received a violation notice in the mail sometime soon after seeing the flash of the camera as you went through an intersection.
    http://illinoisestateplanning.blogspot.com

Oct 26

Oct 26

Oct 25

Belligerent parent at drop-off

This morning, as I'm taking my daughter to drop her off, I am coming real slowly (crawling because I don't honk) into the intersection from alley by USPS. This North Park Elementary School parent starts honking at me, flicks me off and cuts me off. Her husband (most likely) and daughter are in the car so they can vouch for this. Naturally I stop to take a photo of this vehicle because it made no sense. This is how you exit onto Montrose from one's garage. But the kicker is my daughter is saying "What a cool car" the whole time...Thank you Tesla for making an awkward situation with my child ok.

Oct 25

Oct 19

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.

Oct 21

Updated Oct 23

Heating elements under carpeting...has anyone had any success with this?

We are about to replace our carpet. I notice we have zero insulation (I will add that.) And, we want to heat our floors.

Has anyone here tried any rollout, low-voltage under-carpet heating elements? I see they are available but am curious effective they are under a thick pad and carpet.

  • I do not have an electric, low voltage product, but my concrete slab underneath my carpeting is radiant (hot water)

    It's totally effective, the carpeting has no real ability to reflect the heat anywhere but up into itself.

Oct 23

  • Keyboards for 4th Grade

    Ms. Manocha is asking for $497.79:
    My students need keyboards to enhance their typing and keyboarding aptitude.
    Ravenswood Elementary School Comment

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