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Lost dog on Montrose in Albany Park

My wife just came across this dog on Montrose near lawndale. The dog had no collar and she was unable to catch it. Does anyone know this dog? I'm hoping he/she finds its' way home

  • Jinthenorthside Part time student, Part time explorer

    I have seen a dog that looks exactly like this! Lives in a house on Hamlin near Cullom.

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Optometrist Referral

Hi, I am looking for an economical (exam/contacts/glasses) optometrist referral in the Lakeview/Roscoe Village/North Center/Southport Corridor areas or even downtown Loop. Thank you for your suggestions.

  • If you have a Costco membership, they have an optometrist on staff.

  • My husband and I see Dr. Weiler at Lakeview Eye Care and and really like him and his staff.

  • The team at North Center Eye Care on Irving Park are great. 200$ cheaper on my daily contact orders than anyone else who takes my insurance!

3 days ago

Weekend: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Nosferatu, Ari Lehman, Outdoor Films

BAT-HAMLET - (through July 14th) When Shakespeare and Batman collide... Cornservatory, 4210 N. Lincoln, Chicago, IL 60618. (BYOB)

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DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE - (June 17th at 3pm) The Silent Film Society of Chicago presents this classic silent John Barrymore horror film with Jay Warren performing a live photoplay accompaniment on the 1927 Wurlitzer pipe organ! St. John Cantius, 825 N. Carpenter St., Chicago, IL.

NOSFERATU - (June 15th & 16th at 8pm) Chicago Filmmakers hosts two screenings of F.W. Murnau's incredible vampire film with a new live score by Maxx McGathey performed by Gramps the Vamp. Suggested donation $15. 5720 N. Ridge Avenue, Chicago, IL 60660.

AMERICAN ANIMALS - (June 15th - 21st) True crime story about a group of men who tried to pull off one of the boldest art heists in history. The Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Avenue, Chicago, IL 60613.

GRACE JONES: Bloodlight and Bami - (June 15th-21st) Documentary about the illustrious, multi-talented Grace Jones that was filmed over a 12-year span. Post-screening dance party on Monday night. Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State St., Chicago, IL 60601.

Music Box Theatre's Outdoor Summer Movie Series - (May 16th-Sept. 19th) See classics like Raiders of the Lost Ark, Home Alone, Back to the Future, Twister, and more on Wednesdays. Gates open at 6pm. Movies at 7:30pm. Free. Gallagher Way, 3637 N. Clark, Chicago, IL 60613.

MARY SHELLEY'S FRANKENSTEIN - (May 8th-Aug. 4th) Written and directed by David Catlin; adapted from Mary Shelley's dark tale of horror, love, and the power of creation and destruction. Lookingglass Theatre presents this production at Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan, Chicago, IL.

...come to the house to put an end to these claims. Very entertaining, twisted story! 6157 N. Clark, Chicago, IL 60660. (The film version with Katherine Hepburn is *highly* recommended...

...their homes and the kind of vengeance that can come from it.” The Den Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee, Chicago, IL...

Hitch*Cocktails - (Fridays at 10pm) Alfred Hitchcock-themed improv skits based on audience suggestions. Live jazz band, parlor games. Actors must drink as the plot thickens. The Annoyance Theatre & Bar, 851 W. Belmont, Chicago, IL 60657. Runs through August 10th, 2018.

...your eager eyes on the splendid beauty of decay. Art Institute of Chicago, Gallery 273, 111 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL...

A Home for Surrealism: Fantastic Planning in Mid-century Chicago - (through August 17th) Free, rare surrealist art exhibit presented by the Arts Club of Chicago, 201 E. Ontario, Chicago, IL 60611.

The Science Behind Pixar - (through Jan. 6th, 2019) Learn about the science and technology behind the wonderful films Pixar creates. All ages. Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60637.

Angel Onofre Solo Art Show - (through June 17th) Visit the weird, wild world of artist Angel Onofre's imagination! Blick Art Materials, 42 S. State St., Chicago, IL 60603.

...much more. The SNL exhibit is also stationed in the building. Museum of Broadcast Communications, 360 N. State, Chicago, IL 60654...

...of violence in video game history, ranging from beautiful to excessive. Video Game Art Gallery, 2418 W. Bloomingdale #102, Chicago, IL 60647. Regular hours: Wednesdays 5pm-8pm; Sundays noon-5pm or call by...

...story, has the location set around Bachelors Grove Woods. Bucket O' Blood Books and Records, 3182 N. Elston, Chicago, IL 60618. (BYOB...

Sinema Obscura TV Party - (June 20th from 7pm-10pm) Independent films, music videos, live music. Logan Theatre Lounge, 2646 N. Milwaukee, Chicago, IL 60647.

Bad Axe Throwing - (Days/times vary) You know you want to... Group rates apply or just do a walk-in for $20/hr. Bad Axe Chicago, 2828 N. Clark (Atrium Level), Chicago, IL. (888) 435-0001.

Trapped in a Room with a Zombie - Room Escape adventures where guests must figure out clues and puzzles to escape a room they share with a snarling, chained-up zombie. Ages 14+ or must have parent. Fine Arts Building, 408 S. Michigan, Chicago, IL 60605.

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Vote for The Northman for Best Cider Bar

The Northman, one of my favorite neighborhood spots, has been nominated by USA Today as Best Cider Bar! You can vote up to one time every day until July 9.
I already set a Google calendar reminder to vote everyday - I want this neighborhood gem to win!
http://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-cider-bar/.

    Vote- Best Cider Bar Nominees: 2018 10Best Readers' Choice Travel Awards
    Voting for the Best Cider Bar is open! Cast your vote daily to help pick the 2018 10Best Readers' Choice Award for Best Cider Bar.
    https://www.10best.com

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Updated 4 days ago

Key found

Single key on purple plastic tag found on Berteau Ave. between Ravenswood and Wolcott. Identify initials on tag and it's yours.

  • Dennis Realtor

    Does it say Roscoe Village Airbnb or Roscoe Village vacation home?

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May 11

Updated 5 days ago

Community Bench Building Project

Sunday May 20th, 1 - 4 pm Waters School (4540 N. Campbell)

We are working on a project to increase the number of benches in our neighborhood.

Please click below to learn more.
https://www.youcaring.com/ravenswoodlincolnsquareandnorthcentercommunity-1114370

You can either donate and sponsor a bench for a neighbor (either someone you know or someone who has requested one) or get one for your own parkway.

These benches are intended for the parkway or other public spaces to encourage walking and offer people a...

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Sunday May 20th, 1 - 4 pm Waters School (4540 N. Campbell)

We are working on a project to increase the number of benches in our neighborhood.

Please click below to learn more.
https://www.youcaring.com/ravenswoodlincolnsquareandnorthcentercommunity-1114370

You can either donate and sponsor a bench for a neighbor (either someone you know or someone who has requested one) or get one for your own parkway.

These benches are intended for the parkway or other public spaces to encourage walking and offer people a place to rest as they go around the neighborhood.

Our goal is to build 15 benches. If you would like to help build the benches please come to the work group Sunday May 20th at Waters School. All ages and abilities are welcome. You can rsvp to info@forwardchicago.org or call 773-633-8312. Please come support this project - thank you!

Rain date is June 3.

    Click here to support Community Bench Project
    If residents aren't confident that they can get from here to there without a place to rest people won't walk. This impacts people of all ages - parents with children, folks with bad knees, someone with a walker. A new bench-building initiative addresses this issue: From Here to There: Benches to...
    https://www.youcaring.com
  • Our Community Bench Build has been rescheduled to June 15th at 4pm at Waters School.

    We can’t wait to get started and sprinkle these benches through the neighborhood!

    If you sponsored a bench, please plan to come pick up your bench at the build or contact info@forwardchicago.org to make arrangements...

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    Our Community Bench Build has been rescheduled to June 15th at 4pm at Waters School.

    We can’t wait to get started and sprinkle these benches through the neighborhood!

    If you sponsored a bench, please plan to come pick up your bench at the build or contact info@forwardchicago.org to make arrangements for drop off / pick up.

    If you did not sign up for a bench or still want to sponsor one, you still can! Contact us for details.

    Rain date is June 16th at 9am.

    Please watch the Forward Chicago website and facebook for more info and pictures.
    See you there and thank you!!
    Forward Chicago

  • Hi all,
    We're so excited to build benches this Friday, June 15th from 4 - 6 at Waters School (4540 N. Campbell). Please feel free to come and help build and bring a friend!
    Please plan to pick up your bench starting after 5 and if you are unable to come to pick up the bench, please email info@forwardchiago.org.
    See you soon! Thanks again to our donors and participants.
    Forward Chicago

Jun 06

Updated 6 days ago

NPES "Kinder-gardeners" Grow Vegetables, Donate to Common Pantry

If you've been admiring the bright planter boxes on the North Park Elementary School play lot, you can thank the school’s kindergarteners. The NPES kindergarten class — led by teacher Zoe Ardito — have maintained every aspect of the planters, from deciding what to grow to sowing the seeds to plucking the weeds to harvesting the plants. It's part of their classroom's year-long service learning project, where students take the lead (with help from their teachers) in responding to the...

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If you've been admiring the bright planter boxes on the North Park Elementary School play lot, you can thank the school’s kindergarteners. The NPES kindergarten class — led by teacher Zoe Ardito — have maintained every aspect of the planters, from deciding what to grow to sowing the seeds to plucking the weeds to harvesting the plants. It's part of their classroom's year-long service learning project, where students take the lead (with help from their teachers) in responding to the needs of the school and community.

They started with a Fall visit to Montrose Metra Community Gardens. The hands-on experience saw the students harvesting tomatoes, peas, peppers and eggplants, which were bagged up and donated to Common Pantry, a local food pantry. “Not only did they get to feel like they were a part of this gardening project, but to give back to the community was really awesome for them,” Ardito says.

During the winter months, the class read books on gardening, talked about what happens around the globe in the winter and learned about eating seasonally. In late February, the class started to plan their gardens and in May they planted low-maintenance vegetables like zucchini, tomatoes and peppers which they'll water, weed and harvest before the end of the school year. Then they'll do another round of planting, so they can see the results when they come back in the fall. “I think it promotes global awareness, being part of a bigger picture, to plant and see things come to life,” Ardito says.

According to Ardito, kindergarten is the perfect time for kids to start learning about gardening. “What's beautiful about this age is their excitement and understanding,” she says. “They're starting to comprehend things, to develop a self-awareness and empathy, and to have an awareness of the world around them.” And then there's the dirt. “Playing in the dirt is one of their favorite things to do!"

  • K in North Center longtime North Side resident

    Susy D -- not sure where you are, but several North Side CPS schools already do some variation on what NPES does. As mentioned above, Waters has a strong ecological focus and not only has gardening but also a strong no-waste program with recycling (and I believe composting). Coonley has...

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    Susy D -- not sure where you are, but several North Side CPS schools already do some variation on what NPES does. As mentioned above, Waters has a strong ecological focus and not only has gardening but also a strong no-waste program with recycling (and I believe composting). Coonley has its "kinder garden" outside the school, which (as you might expect) the kindergarteners tend to. Bell has a civics unit in which the teacher takes kids to the grocery store and then has the kids deliver food to a food pantry. Sometimes these activities are integrated into a science curriculum. So because the teachers have mandated amounts of time they have to spend on specific subjects (not just math and writing and science and social studies, but also PE and computers), they manage to fit this in without taking away from other instruction. Surely you can't be against that. And in certain parts of the city, where there are food deserts, school/community gardens offer a way for children (and adults) to have access to fresh produce.

    As for CPS being a priority for the city, anyone who follows the news might think otherwise. Just in the past 6 months there have been revelations about special-ed services denied to students to save money, rats and other filthy conditions due to the privatized cleaning contract, and sex abuse that was covered up by CPS for years. So unfortunately no, the city (mayor) has not prioritized public education. Instead he/they have diverted resources to charter schools while starving neighborhood schools, in addition to hiring grifters and putting money toward building new schools instead of fixing/supporting the existing ones. In fact, it would be great if more Chicago citizens would pressure the mayor/city to make better decisions with their tax money.

  • I am well aware of what you say - - - but it makes one wonder where all the $$$$$ that comes out of our Real Estate Taxes - goes - - I would like to re-state what someone once said to me when I went to a meeting at Police headquarters - "Susy D, you live in Mayberry" - - -

Nov 06 2012

Updated Jun 11

Graffiti - 2431 W. Irving Park Rd.

Over 5 months now. Your alderman and city hard at work. So funny...

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Jun 05

Sports Fence for Garage Roof Deck

I have recently noticed a bunch of garage roof decks having high metal fences around them to allow basketball to be played without the ball going off the deck. Does anyone know a company or individual that has either done these in the past, or could do this? Thanks in advance.

P.S. It brings me back to the 80s and looks like a good ole WWF Steel Cage match.

Jun 04

Updated Jun 05

GoFundMe Campaign for Lane Carnival victim

In case anyone is interested in donating, here is the link: https://www.gofundme.com/pay-marvins-medical-bill

    Click here to support Pay Marvins Medical Bill organized by Soraya Aguirre
    On Saturday afternoon, May 26, 2018 at the Lane Tech carnival , Marvin attended an event that was suppose to be fun memories with peers and friends. His friend's bicycle was being strong armed from him and without hesitation, Marvin defended his friend but instead got jumped and beaten by a large...
    https://www.gofundme.com
  • robin in WRP I support a 28th Amendment 4Free & Fair Elections!

    How awful!

  • Marvin defended his friend...courageous young man.

    I hope his attackers die in a house fire.

  • My God what is wrong with people? Parenting?

May 29

Updated Jun 04

    Downtown: Overworked Cops Battling Mag Mile Fights, Mayhem Through Weekend
    It's been a wild holiday weekend in Chicago, especially in River North and the Magnificent Mile. CWBChicago estimates a minimum of 19 arrests between noon on Saturday and 4 p.m. on Sunday related to mob activity, battery, and weapons possession. A number of Mag Mile fight videos from the weekend were sent to CWBChicago.
    http://www.cwbchicago.com
  • krw

    What terrifies me are not things that you can use common sense to protect yourself by, but what you cannot. Middle of the night break ins through AC units assaulting kids in Lincoln park. Assaults in Lakeview at 8:30 pm on a busy Saturday evening, getting robbed in Lakeview at gunpoint between 2 days cares at 2:30 pm in the afternoon. Its by far way worse than normal city life. Horrific.

  • Weebis Politically Incorrect Thought Criminal

    Rufus, Jamal, and their ' play cousin' Pookie are just " funnin' and clownin.'

Jun 01

Screaming person around 4 am

I heard someone screaming in the middle of the night. It was near the intersection of W Irving Park and N Pine Grove. The paramedics arrived. Does anyone know what happened? Hope everyone's okay.

May 31

Updated Jun 01

Loud music frequently in the summer at Hermitage + Montrose

I don't know where this started coming exactly from but I think it's that huge house that got built right on the NE corner of Montrose and Hermitage a few years ago. They frequently have parties with LOUD MUSIC, OUTDOORS, during the week (must be nice to not have to work or care about sleep, I guess) and I'm just tired of it. I've lived in this neighborhood for almost 15 years. I like living here because it is NOT...

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I don't know where this started coming exactly from but I think it's that huge house that got built right on the NE corner of Montrose and Hermitage a few years ago. They frequently have parties with LOUD MUSIC, OUTDOORS, during the week (must be nice to not have to work or care about sleep, I guess) and I'm just tired of it. I've lived in this neighborhood for almost 15 years. I like living here because it is NOT like living on a street with loud bars. At least it was, until these inconsiderate neighbors! Way to come into a neighborhood and ruin it.

Maybe the music is coming from somewhere else but, I think that's the place. Huge party going on right now, only been getting louder since 9:30 when I got home. Going on 11:30 now, I'm wondering amidst the whoops and screams as I can hear people getting drunker and wilder, will I sleep tonight at all?

I've called for a noise complaint on them before. I don't want to do it again. I should not have to do this every time. Have some common sense and respect for other people. I also kind of suspect that, nothing will happen. I mean, if you are rich enough to get a lot rezoned just for your huge single family mansion that's somehow technically an LLC... maybe rules just don't apply to you? Politeness certainly doesn't, apparently.

I feel like a grandpa complaining about this but, to be honest, I'm like, ~1 block away, in my apartment, sweltering because I closed all my windows to try to block out noise, and when I called a friend this evening they said, "Wow, where are you? Out partying?" so, yeah. It's that loud. I cannot imagine what the poor houses RIGHT NEXT TO THEM, are going through.

Does anyone else have any thoughts on this? Anyone else that needs to get to bed but can't sleep through this racket want to commiserate?

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

    I heard really loud music on a rainy night a couple of weeks ago, but I'm near Cullom and Hermitage and thought it was coming from the east or slightly southeast of my house. I took a walk around the neighborhood and still couldn't figure out the source. I didn't...

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    I heard really loud music on a rainy night a couple of weeks ago, but I'm near Cullom and Hermitage and thought it was coming from the east or slightly southeast of my house. I took a walk around the neighborhood and still couldn't figure out the source. I didn't go as far as Lakeview High but thought it might have been music from prom night.

    Architectural Artifacts in the middle of the 4300 block on the east side of Ravenswood often had loud events in the past but they have become more responsive to noise complaints and seem to have reduced the noise volume. I didn't hear anything last night but I was out. You could certainly call 911 if you can reasonably identify the source.

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May 27

Updated May 29

Found Yorkie near Belle Plaine & Lincoln

Found female Yorkie Friday evening near Belle Plaine & Lincoln. Microchipped but not registered to owner.

  • I saw a lost dog sign yesterday at Coonley Elem...looks like the same dog in the picture. I’ll grab the number on my run today and post it here.

  • Flyers are posted all over the neighborhood. Just walked by one but couldn't figure out how to upload the picture. Looks just like the Yorkie in your photo. The numbers listed are 773-459-6172 & 781-799-9750. Good luck

May 29

Huge 60+ Family Yard Sale this Saturday

65 family yard sale in Northcenter. Addison to Montrose, Ravenswood to the Chicago River. Get a pdf map emailed to you or look online at www.northcenterneighborhood.org Bikes, garden stuff, furniture, kids toys, clothing and more. Maps can also be picked up at:
3739 N. Bell Ave.
1938 W. Belle Plaine Ave.
2214 W. Cullom Ave
Follow us on Facebook to see images soon. facebook.com/northcenterneighborhood

Spread the word!

    Northcenter Neighborhood Association - Home
    Northcenter Neighborhood Association - connecting neighbors in a vibrant Chicago neighborhood.
    http://www.northcenterneighborhood.org

Aug 11

Updated May 29

LOST DOG! FRIDAY AUGUST 11 5PM

Lost Black and grey Cocker Spaniel. Bessie is 15 years old and completely deaf. Very Friendly.

  • Please call 312 835 9800 if you have found or seen Bessie! Any time day or night

  • Mary Jane
    I tried to contact you about microwave.
    evanzemil@gmail.com

May 28

Updated May 29

Accident on Kimball between Addison and Elston

Anyone have any information or a link for what happened? My mom's car was one of the ones in the accident, I'd like more info. All I know is that it happened Sunday at 2am, a Lexus rolled over and took out a few parked cars.
Thank you.

May 22

Updated May 28

Northcenter Town Square Reno

Does anyone know if the renovation of Northcenter Town Square is going to happen? If so, when?

  • Just call the Northcenter Chamber of Commerce - they will give you any info you need on this issue.... They are very nice folks......

  • Brendan Southside to Northside

    From what I heard it will begin Spring 2019. Originally there were to be two phases - one that began Spring 2018 and another to complete in Spring 2019 - but that has changed.

  • The alderman recently told me the project would be starting this next year so I believe it is moving forward.

May 26

Updated May 27

Did anyone lose their pet parakeet?

Spotted a small white and blue bird (parakeet?) in the bushes next to the Coonley Elementary School playground (Leavitt between Irving Park and Cuyler) this morning around 7am. Hope he/she finds their way back home!

May 26

  • Permit issued for new construction

    PERMIT EXPIRES ON 07/24/2018 Erection Starts: 6/8/2018, Erection Ends: 6/10/2018. EERECT TEMPORARY 24'X20'X60" STAGE FOR FESTIVAL ENTERTAINMENT (RIBFEST CHICAGO). 24' WIDE X 20' LONG X 60" HIGH STAGE PLATFORM, SEE PLANS.

    4168 N. Lincoln Ave. Issued May 24, 2018 Comment

May 25

    Man suspected of recent armed robberies arrested in Lakeview
    Police arrested someone suspected of several recent armed robberies Friday in the Lakeview neighborhood on the North Side. About 3:10 a.m., officers tried to pull over a red Jeep in the 1100 block of West Roscoe that matched the description of a vehicle used in multiple armed robberies in the area, according to Chicago Police.
    https://chicago.suntimes.com

May 23

Updated May 24

Need someone to mount a flat screen TV

Hi neighbors
Can anyone suggest a person or company thathat can install a wall mount for a flash screen TV? Son’t Want to ruin my wall! Thanks!

May 24

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Best Kids Menus In Chicago

4128 N. Lincoln Ave.

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2000 Roscoe St.

565 W. Jackson Blvd.

3800 N. Pulaski Road

3361 N. Elston Ave.

    Best Kids Menus In Chicago
    By Melanie Falina Before kids come along the most difficult decision in eating out might be more along the lines of debating, "Pizza or sushi?" But once children enter the equation then a whole new set of difficulties come into play.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

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