2 days ago

Updated 3 hours 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.

14 hours ago

COYOTE IN NORTH CENTER. ON LEAVITT BTWN BYRON & GRACE AT 10:30am

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!

27 hours ago

Updated 16 hours ago

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.

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

    Did you check with the CAPS facilitator?

  • There was a house fire caused by a fire in the fireplace. Everyone is safe.

Nov 15

Updated 30 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
  • 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 41 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.

Nov 02

Updated 4 days 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

  • 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
  • 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

5 days ago

6 days ago

  • N/A

    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 :)

Nov 15

    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

Nov 15

Nov 11

Updated Nov 13

Catalytic Converter Stolen

Hey neighbors, just letting you know that my catalytic converter was stolen off my Jeep parked on Mozart. I filed a police report, but I wanted you all to be on the lookout. There has been a wave of this crime on the NW side

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

    Kittyhop in Logan Square, I was standing at my rear kitchen window while on an important phone call, when I saw the perpetrator inside my truck. I yelled out as loud as I could and pounded on my window, which startled both the customer service representative and the a-hole in...

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    Kittyhop in Logan Square, I was standing at my rear kitchen window while on an important phone call, when I saw the perpetrator inside my truck. I yelled out as loud as I could and pounded on my window, which startled both the customer service representative and the a-hole in my truck. I ran out my backdoor towards my truck when he ran down the alley while clutching his, what looked like, a gun peering out of his shirt. I had left my vehicle unlocked (not any more), just to avoid damage to my vehicle in situations like this.

  • WOW!!That is quite something...and yes, scary that he might have had a gun....

    (The guy from the service that jumped my car today had a gun in his belt..that ISN"T why I gave him a tip however...)< that's a joke...but he did have a gun..

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

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 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 04

Updated Nov 06

Shots fired

Around 4:43am there were three shots fired...about 30sec later 2 more shots were fired by Small Bar. Police were looking around but haven't found anything. I heard the first three shots got up and the next two were shot. Couldnt see them but very loud.

  • correction - probably near 3000 N Albany - at Wellington, by the bar.

  • Wellington and Albany. Shots were fired again yesterday at 12:30pm. They found casings from the bullets.

Oct 31

Updated Nov 05

Stolen Dog at Addison/Damen

Stolen dog in North Center (Addison/Damen)! My colleague just got footage from a neighbor's home security of someone walking off with her dog - taken from her fenced in yard. If you live in the area please be on the look out for this sweet pup.

Nov 02

Updated Nov 04

Broken car window

A day late asking .... came out at 6:30 am to find my car window on driver's side had been busted in. Nothing stolen (not that there was anything), just really irritating. Wondering if anyone else in area had same experience? Happened on Francisco between Belmont & Elston.

  • Was this Halloween night?

  • Yes, unfortunately. I have lived in Chicago for 15 years .... 2.5 in this neighborhood and have never had any issues.

  • It was a group of neighborhood teenage kids who busted car windows on multiple vehicles with a baseball bat on Halloween night. If anyone else had their windows busted in the Avondale neighborhood or by the Target on Addison near Sacramento park send me a private message and I’ll pass along the information I have.

Nov 01

Updated Nov 03

Belmo t & Kedzie area

Does any one know who to talk with about cleaning up tbe under pass by Belmont & Kedzie.I walk every day to train & home.It is getting dirtier & dirtier each day.Someone dumped a load of clothes now you walk in street or over the pile. I have lived in area for 40 some years & this is the worst its ever been. Needs to be cleaned before bad weather starts.

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!

Oct 02 2016

Updated Nov 02

Looking for at-home daycare for June 2017!

My wife and I live in Avondale and we are expecting our first child this coming June. We are looking for at-home daycare options. We noticed not all at-home daycare centers have websites for us to research. We have lived in the neighborhood for 2 years now, but don't know of all the options in the neighborhood. Any suggestions would be welcomed!

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!
    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

Oct 29

Oct 25

Updated Oct 27

Clogged grates after gas company work

Has anyone noticed the large pools of water in some intersections of side streets ever since the gas company did all that rehab this summer? The corner of Belle Plaine and Harding has the grates so clogged , I tried to open one with a metal rod, and hit what felt like solid rock. When it rains the whole intersection , including 3 feet up the sidewalk (sloped) is a lake. Not a huge deal now, but in a month...

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Has anyone noticed the large pools of water in some intersections of side streets ever since the gas company did all that rehab this summer? The corner of Belle Plaine and Harding has the grates so clogged , I tried to open one with a metal rod, and hit what felt like solid rock. When it rains the whole intersection , including 3 feet up the sidewalk (sloped) is a lake. Not a huge deal now, but in a month when it freezes , it's going to be a major hazard for walkers and drivers. I called the aldermans office once, will call them again today... but if anyone else has noticed , do us all a favor and call, time is flying.

  • paul in jefferson jefferson park resident

    Karen is right leave water in street better than in your basement.I would block my street drain partially with plywood during heavy rains to avoid basement flooding at my old home, now they have restrictors in sewers.

  • My basement never floods. This is not a low lying area . And I'm not taking heavy rains, just any rain. I'm pretty sure leaving a flooded intersection to freeze is not going to be a good thing. I called the alderman and they are going to check it out,so we'll see

Oct 27

Oct 27

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

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