2 days ago

Updated 5 hours ago

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!

10 hours ago

6 days ago

Updated 44 hours ago

North Center: Robbers Crack Man Over The Head, Steal Phone Monday Evening

...p.m., three teens attacked a man and robbed him of his phone in the 4300 block of North Oakley. The victim was treated at Swedish Hospital for his injuries. Police believe the man may

    North Center: Robbers Crack Man Over The Head, Steal Phone Monday Evening
    A man was hit over the head during a robbery in North Center yesterday evening. At around the same time, a woman fought off two would-be robbers in the Roscoe Village area. Here is what we've learned: Around 7:15 p.m., three teens attacked a man and robbed him of his phone in the 4300 block of North Oakley.
    http://www.cwbchicago.com

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

    Same here Struwwel, all I said was different races can live in harmony if they share similar cultural values. And that was removed, I guess that is being unneighborly

  • Exactly and as a response to you I provided a palette of examples from my life experience in which people from all over the world agreed on standards of hygiene, public alcohol consumption, common languages, gender respect, etc and it was all smooth sailing. Yet when the common standards were...

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    Exactly and as a response to you I provided a palette of examples from my life experience in which people from all over the world agreed on standards of hygiene, public alcohol consumption, common languages, gender respect, etc and it was all smooth sailing. Yet when the common standards were not there we ended up having problems that in some regions have developed into bigger issues. I invite people to watch TVE, Deutsche Welle, etc. EB censored those 2 comments of us for no reason. All I said is even if people have completely different sets of believes they can come to a common understanding of what's a minimum common denominator of respect. And this time I'm going to be more radical and go ahead and say it: I don't always see diverse communities pursuing that minimum common denominator around here. That doesn't mean that the 2 of us agree on everything. It only means that we agree on minimum common standards. I won't litter your street with dirty diapers and broken beer bottles that could hurt a kid or a senior citizen. We might vote for different leaders. I'm on the moderate left side ideologically. The right comes from a different place in life but why should I publicly judge? I would rather spend my life finding common grounds than insulting others just because they don't think like me.

3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Lose some keys near Eastwood and Western (west of south west corner) ?

Yes you Dominican University Alumni.

Let me know any key details and I'll drop them at Beans and Bagels for you Friday morning early.

  • Citizen Pain Citizen Pain

    Haven't heard from anyone. Unless I hear from the owner today - I'll bring/send these keys to the auto dealer mentioned with the auto membership program tag.

3 days ago

3 New Spots To Savor Poke In Chicago

Poke Burrito 4301 N Lincoln Ave. (between Cullom Ave & Pensacola Ave.), North Center

This article has 2 other Chicago locations (Show)

79 E Madison St. (between Michigan Ave & Garland Ct.), Loop

5221 S Harper Ct. (between 13th St & 14th St.), Hyde Park

    3 New Spots To Savor Poke In Chicago
    Looking for the best new poke in Chicago? These four new spots will satisfy all your cravings. Here are the newest places to check out the next time you're in the mood for some poke. 4301 N Lincoln Ave.
    http://abc7chicago.com

6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Robbery on 4300 block of Oakley

Did anyone hear about a robbery on Oakley tonight ? Around 7pm man hit over head with bottle and robbed ?

Jan 15

Updated 6 days ago

Cleaning service?

I’m looking for a cleaning person for my home. Ideally pay by the hour type as all of the services I see are pre-set with what they will do.

  • Emora67 North Center resident

    Clearly Clean charges by the hour 773.744.2334

Jan 14

WANTED: Art studio to rent in Northcenter

I live in the neighborhood and am looking for a small, affordable, heated space to rent for use on the weekends. I am a designer and just need a separate space outside my house to pursue my own art on the weekends.

Thank you!

Jan 09

Updated Jan 13

Drivers Chucking Objects At Your Car After You Honk At Them For Safety Reasons

Has anyone else experienced this? Ever since I moved here from Detroit, I started experiencing this...me honking at a person, because they are about to hit me, and them instantly getting pissed, when it's very obvious I was not in the wrong and just saying , "hey I'm here I don't think you see me! Ive had multiple people do this, almost get out of their car, one did once, screamed at me and threaten to beat me up...the last...

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Has anyone else experienced this? Ever since I moved here from Detroit, I started experiencing this...me honking at a person, because they are about to hit me, and them instantly getting pissed, when it's very obvious I was not in the wrong and just saying , "hey I'm here I don't think you see me! Ive had multiple people do this, almost get out of their car, one did once, screamed at me and threaten to beat me up...the last two people have just gotten in front of me anyways, then slowed down or pulled over...opened their window up and throw some hard object at my car.

It is very dumb, dangerous, and traumatizing.

I can't help but wonder ever what the other person is thinking.... especially since they usually have another person in the car watching them throw a temper tantrum baicslly...when they were in the wrong...

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

    I remember the good ole days when road rage on the northwest side was fun for the whole family. Not anymore, mooks and neighborhood cretin will just pull a gun out and shoot at you. Back in the day, hand gestures and well thought out expletives would suffice, now not so much.

  • LarryB Dog owner / wine sipper

    I'm hep to those vibrations daddy-o.....evil is as evil does..

Jan 13

Jan 13

5 new Chicago fitness spots that will rock your world

Coconut Yoga 4330 N Lincoln Ave. (between Cullom Ave & Pensacola Ave.), North Center

This article has 4 other Chicago locations (Show)

5109 S Harper Ave. (between Hyde Park Blvd & 52nd St.), Hyde Park

1714 N Damen Ave. (between Wabansia Ave & St Paul Ave.), Wicker Park

Title Boxing Club - Wicker Park 1355 N Milwaukee Ave. (between Wabansia Ave & St Paul Ave.), Wicker Park

iLoveKickboxing.com 4733 N Western Ave.. (between Leland Ave & Lawrence Ave.), Lincoln Square

    5 New Chicago Fitness Spots That Will Rock Your World
    Want to check out the newest fitness spots in Chicago? You're in luck: we've found five places that will help you sweat, stretch and strengthen your way to physical fitness. Here are the newest places to check out the next time you're in search of a fresh workout option near you.
    http://abc7chicago.com

Jan 12

Jan 11

Jan 11

Nov 15

Updated Jan 10

Neighborly Litigation (Chadha v. NPES)

Many on this forum talk about litigating, be it for some unneighborly thing or other. Well, here is your chance to read the behind the scenes workings of the Chicago Way in its entirety (link below - get some popcorn and settle in) and VOTE.

This is the culmination of 7 years of attorney fees and a waste of our taxpayer-funded court's time/resources, in my opinion, of course.

Link: https://chadhavnpes.weebly.com/appeal-brief.html

    Appeal Brief
    CHADHA VS. NORTH PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (CHICAGO)
    https://chadhavnpes.weebly.com
  • Update: Chadha: 95; NPES: 84; Deadlocked: 33

  • Update: Chadha 129; NPES: 106; Deadlocked: 41 - And our "Progressive" Alderman of the 47th Ward had no qualms about being honored recently by the school that engaged in this.

Jan 06

Updated Jan 09

Breakroom / Finches / Ravinia Brewing

Does anyone know when Ravinia Brewing will open? That carcass of a store front is just sitting there.

  • I sent Ravinia a message and this is the response I got:
    I wish I had a better answer for you, but unfortunately there are a variety of issues to work through at the Montrose spot that continue to put timing and planning up in the air. It is a wonderful spot and a wonderful neighborhood which we are really hoping to make work - but some thing are simply out of our control. Keep checking back with us and hopefully we'll know more soon!

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

    That's too bad, ya' know I always wanted to open up a nice restaurant & bar. That building would a make a good dirty neighborhood strip club with a nasty lunch buffet. Maybe put some of those slot machines in the back and patrons can also bet on the ponies with an OTB. Forget about all those fancy microbrews, only Schlitz or Old Style for a buck and a quarter each. It will be the classiest establishment on the NW side. Call it "Deplorables"

Jan 08

Updated Jan 09

Old issues of National Geographics

Howdy neighbors- I have about 5 years worth of magazines that I want to get rid of. Wondering if this is something a school wants or any crafty folks. 2006-2010 are the approximate years. They also have the fake leather book box that they are stored in.
Anyone... Anyone... Bueller? If not then I will just take them to the Village Disco...

  • Hi there! I would be happy to take some of the National Geographics off your hands. I send care packages to troops and those magazines are requested and very well received. Let me know if I could grab some. Thanks!

  • ElizabethB..how cool!!! (You , too!) Thanks for this!!!

Jan 07

Jan 06

Free computer desk

Free computer desk is 20.5"deep x44.4" width x 30.25" high

Keyboard shelf extends but not as far as it should (about 1/2 way - can still use as is for a keyboard or can probably be fixed).

One side drawer above section that can house a computer tower.

Top of desk has some permanent marker scribbles on it thanks to my first child.

If interested, contact me at kflaminio@hotmail.com. Located at Belmont/California.

Jan 05

Get Poke And More At North Center's New 'Poke Burrito'

...in the neighborhood. The new arrival to North Center, called Poke Burrito, is located at 4301 N Lincoln Ave. (between Cullom Ave. & Pensacola Ave.)Like other poke spots, the menu centers around a build...

    Get Poke And More At North Center's New 'Poke Burrito'
    A new Japanese spot, offering poke and more, has opened up shop in the neighborhood. The new arrival to North Center, called Poke Burrito, is located at 4301 N Lincoln Ave. (between Cullom Ave. & Pensacola Ave.) Like other poke spots, the menu centers around a build-your-own meal concept.
    http://abc7chicago.com

Jan 05

Dec 31

Updated Jan 02

Witness a hit and run at 3818 N. Kimball Avenue at 11:00am on 12/28/17?

Hello. Did anyone witness a car crash at 3818 N. Kimball Avenue at 11:00am on 12/28/17? My car was parked there and there was a hit and run. I obtained the police report and that report states that a witness saw a black Mercedes driven by older man hit two cars (including mine) and drive off. Security footage would also be great, of course.

  • Chris H Kimball Ave Homeowner

    Thank you very much for the response. I appreciate it. Does 11:00am sound right for the time of the crash?

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

    Yes 11 am, that sounds about right.

Jan 02

BartShore posted 1 photo to Flickr:

Dec 31

Frozen pipes or water main frozen?

I woke up this morning to no water in my house. Called a plumber for frozen pipes. Since I have no water at all they said I’d have to work with the city. 311 said they’d send someone out - no timeframe given. Has anyone dealt with a similar issue? I’d like to get an idea of what to expect.

Possibly related - I saw water spewing out of a sewer grate around the corner from me (Montrose & Western) last night. Also reported this to 311.

Dec 29

Updated Dec 31

Hit and run

Hi neighbors. Hit and run at 4135 n Drake. Dark 4 door suv was Nb drake but lost control, made a u turn and fled sb drake. At least 2 cars hit, 1 appears a total loss.

  • @bob, in that case, you incur the loss, depending on the amount of loss, you may be able to deduct something off of taxes.

    then your option is to find the responsible party and see if you can sue to recover losses incurred.

  • ward greenleaf Smokey and the Bandit, Hooper, Cannonball Run...

    Bob, you are them SOL!

Dec 31

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    REVISION TO PERMIT #100731412, POST AND DECKING FRAMING CHANGES ONLY. TO EXISTING SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE, AS PER ARCHITECT'S PLANS. MO MEP WORK.

    4046 N. Bell Ave. Issued December 29, 2017 Comment

Dec 29

Why You May Want to Make Year-End Charitable Donations

While many people are prepaying their property taxes, you may also want to make charitable contributions before the end of the year.

https://illinoisestateplanning.blogspot.com/2017/12/why-you-may-want-to-make-year-end.html

    Why You May Want to Make Year-End Charitable Donations
    The new tax law has been forecasted to result in $21 billion less in charitable giving in the coming year. As an estimated, 95% of Americans will now take the standard deduction rather than itemize, few will see a tax advantage for charitable giving in the coming years.
    http://illinoisestateplanning.blogspot.com

Dec 28

Homeless grey cat

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

Dec 28

How the 20% Pass-Through Income Deduction may Affect You

The new tax bill has many people trying to understand how the 20% deduction applies to pass-through income and whether it affects them. Before making any changes in the new year, understand the deduction and speak to a tax professional to determine if it can be beneficial to you.

https://illinoisestateplanning.blogspot.com/2017/12/the-new-20-deduction-on-pass-through.html

    The New 20% Deduction on Pass-Through income, What is It? And does it affect you?
    There are many intricacies of the new Tax Act that will be discussed and analyzed over the coming weeks and months. While some of the changes will allow for a tax reduction for "pass-through" entities, the complexities of the tax bill should be discussed with your tax advisor to make sure you understand how it affects you before you make any significant financial or employment changes.
    http://illinoisestateplanning.blogspot.com

Dec 28

3 Chicago Hotspots For Your Cider Fix

4337 N Lincoln Ave.

4300 N Lincoln Ave

This article has 1 other Chicago location (Show)

2812 N Lincoln Ave

    3 Spots to Get Your Cider Fix in Chicago
    Way back when, cider houses came in dozens. With the abundance of apples and difficulty in making beer, cider was the alcoholic beverage of choice among early colonists. But it slowly lost its appeal, thanks in part to the Prohibition Era.
    https://www.choosechicago.com

Dec 28

Dec 25

Updated Dec 27

Plumbing ID help please

Hi, can anyone tell me what this is? It is a metal cover about four or five inches wide with a large nut and a small hole, that is connected to my bathroom's clean water supply. Thanks!

  • Phill Lucille, give me strength.

    Nice little tiles, they don't make those anymore.

  • Spam Alert, thanks, I have limited knowledge so assumed erroneously it was connected to the water supply. Philip and Johnson K, it does appear to be a drum trap. Thanks a lot everyone for the info and terminology!

Dec 23

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    REVISION TO PERMIT # 100709818 CHANGE PANTRY INTO NEW WINE COOLER NEW MASONRY FIREPLACE AND WOOD PERGOLA ON PREVIOUSLY APPROVED GARAGE WITH ROOF DECK AND CHANGE FRONT STAIRS FROM METAL TO WOOD AS PER PLANS

    4333 N. Claremont Ave. Issued December 21, 2017 Comment

Dec 20

Updated Dec 21

Dog barking outside at 3:30am!

This dog has been barking for over an hour at 3:30am. I can’t believe that it wants to be outside in the cold. Who does that to their pet? I’m on the 4200 block of mozart. I can hear it all the way here. Poor thing. I wish the owners would let him in.

  • If it continues and/or you somehow figure out it could possibly be animal abuse or you just want a well-being check done, you can call Anti-Cruelty Society and someone will go check on the dog - you don't have to give them your name. I had to do it years ago and you can do it online on their website as well.

  • I don’t know if it is a common occurance because I just happen to wake up at 3:30am & could not go back to sleep. The barking was far and not my neighbors- maybe a block away. I just wanted to put the word out that if the actual neighbors...

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    I don’t know if it is a common occurance because I just happen to wake up at 3:30am & could not go back to sleep. The barking was far and not my neighbors- maybe a block away. I just wanted to put the word out that if the actual neighbors of people with dogs would stand up for the poor animals when they recognize somethings are not right - it’s cold out and that Dog was letting its owner know it wanted to come inside. Plus- how could the actual neighbors sleep through that barking? It is freezing at night. I just wish I could know who it was to report them.

Dec 18

Updated Dec 21

Coat drive active right now?

Anyone know of coat drives accepting coats this week? No guesses please. Only respond if you know for a fact there's a coat drive happening this week (week before Christmas). Thanks.

Dec 20

Prepay your Property Taxes for 2017 Tax Deduction

You may want to pay the 1st installment of your property tax bill before the end of the year for a deduction on your 2017 federal taxes. You may not be able to utilize the deduction in 2018.

https://illinoisestateplanning.blogspot.com/2017/12/prepay-your-property-taxes-for-2017-tax.html

    Prepay your Property Taxes for 2017 Tax Deduction
    With the likely passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, it is estimated that the majority of taxpayers who currently itemize their deductions will take the standard deduction for the tax year 2018. The reason for this change will be capping of State and Local Tax and Property tax deductions at $10,000.
    http://illinoisestateplanning.blogspot.com

Dec 19

Restaurant openings: Cookies, doughnuts and adult juice boxes

NORTH CENTER — Poke Burrito is serving up poke bowls and burritos. A second location at 423 S. Dearborn St. is expected to open in February. 4301 N. Lincoln Ave., 847-904-3600, pokeburritochicago.com

This article has 8 other Chicago locations (Show)

In the past few years, Not Just Cookies has mostly been operating on a wholesale level, selling cookies and pies at farmers markets, doctors’ offices and private practices. But last week, Bush opened his first retail store in the South Loop, at 901 S. Plymouth Court.

LOOP — Beatrix Market will open its fourth location at the DePaul University Loop Campus, featuring grab-and-go salads, soups and hot foods. The location will also have a coffee bar, pastries, bar and lounge, as well as a pizza counter. 23 E. Jackson Blvd., 312-629-0025, beatrixrestaurants.com

...next to it in 2018, with items like an egg white sandwich and yogurt parfaits. 70 W. Madison St., 312-754-0395, stockandledger.com

WEST TOWN — Stumptown Coffee Roasters opened its first location in the Midwest, pouring espresso drinks, cold brew and single-origin coffees. It will also feature pastries from City Mouse, the Ace Hotel restaurant. 311 N. Morgan St., 312-764-1919, stumptowncoffee.com

NEAR NORTH — Serving up seven flavors of adult juice boxes, cocktails, grilled cheese and pizza rolls, LiqrBox will open on New Year’s Eve. 873 N. Orleans St., 312-767-4444, liqrboxchicago.com

NORTH CENTER — Poke Burrito is serving up poke bowls and burritos. A second location at 423 S. Dearborn St. is expected to open in February. 4301 N. Lincoln Ave., 847-904-3600, pokeburritochicago.com

THE LOOP — Bozii is coming next spring, bringing oven-baked sandwiches and bowls filled with customizable stuffing like quinoa, mushrooms, chicken, sauce and vegetables. Imagine an artisanal Hot Pocket. 309 W. Lake St., bozii.com

LOGAN SQUARE — La Boulangerie is open and serving French baked goods and coffee, Eater reported. This is the company’s third location. 3129 W. Logan Blvd., 312-480-8337, laboulangeriechicago.com

    Restaurant openings: Cookies, doughnuts and adult juice boxes
    When Johnathon Bush was only 13, he launched a cookie business from his mother's kitchen. He would sell them to family and friends, who quickly realized that the teenager was onto something and Not Just Cookies was born. "I've always had a big sweet tooth," Bush said.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Dec 19

Dec 17

  • Permit issued for new construction

    SELF CERTIFICATION REVIEW: ERECT FRAME SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE (4A CONSTRUCTION) WITH DETACHED 2 CAR FRAME GARAGE WITH ROOF TOP DECK (4A CONSTRUCTION) AS PER PLAN.

    4056 N. Bell Ave. Issued December 15, 2017 Comment

Dec 16

Jan 27 2015

Updated Dec 15

Christmas Tree Disposal

Do you know the proper way to throw out a real Christmas tree? Can it be put in an alley next to the garbage/recycling cans?

My neighbor asked me this question and I'm curious what the answer is.

  • Holly 15 year East Lakeview Resident.

    I live in the Dakota building and we had 5 trees thrown in the alley. They sat there for weeks. If you are gonna buy a tree be responsible and know how to dispose of it properly.

  • Hopefully everyone can recycle their tree this year. One spot in North Center:

    January 7 and 14, Sunday
    9: AM – 4: PM
    Northcenter Town Square, 4100 N Damen Avenue

Dec 14

  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    REPLACEMENT OF PLUMBING FIXTURES,2 WATER CLOSETS,2 LAVS,1 SHOWER AND 1 WATER HEATER. SAME AS EXISTING. PLUMBING ONLY,SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTION.

    4152 N. Western Ave. Issued December 12, 2017 Comment

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