3 days ago

Updated 14 min ago

Granite Person

Does anyone recommend a granite person with a shop near Ravenswood? Need to outfit a wet bar with a sink. Thank you in advance.

  • HarleyGrrl Why YES! People actually DO live on Clark St!

    as I still have laminate and looking to switch - why Quartz over Granite?

  • Jen Baron JBaron

    HarleyGrrl- Quartz is a manufactured product made from stone but unlike stone or Granite counters, Quartz is basically maintenance free, meaning no sealing is needed, because it is not porous like Granite. Granite needs to be "sealed" on a regular basis. As well Quartz is nearly indestructible! Whereas Granite can...

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    HarleyGrrl- Quartz is a manufactured product made from stone but unlike stone or Granite counters, Quartz is basically maintenance free, meaning no sealing is needed, because it is not porous like Granite. Granite needs to be "sealed" on a regular basis. As well Quartz is nearly indestructible! Whereas Granite can chip or crack. But cost is now very different in that Granite is now less expensive, Quartz can be pricey! Ultimately, I think it comes down to taste also, as many may say that Granite is still more beautiful as it is truly real stone from the earth, whereas Quartz is manufactured. I've seen gorgeous Quartz but some, to me, looks manufactured! And sealing is really no big deal, you just have to make time! Sealing is a clear liquid you wipe on, dries pretty quick and you're done. If you go to a place like A-American you can quickly see the difference ;) Hope I helped!

18 hours ago

Updated 25 min ago

Indoor Basketball?

Anyone have any leads on access to an indoor basketball court in Edgewater or Rogers Park? I tried the Broadway Armory, but access is limited to Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30pm-9pm...even as a member of the park. Having a membership to a public park paid for with our tax dollars is already a questionable practice...let alone the public not having access to a public park. I went in there hoping to have a morning shoot around. Totally empty, yet I wasn't allowed to shoot around. Anyway, I don't mean for this be a rant...just kinda rubbed me the wrong way. Just looking for some indoor basketball recommendations!

Thanks!

  • Might wanna try Loyola park field house at Greenleaf and Sheridan. I know they do adult leagues, not sure if they have open court time.

  • Margate Park, 4921 Marine Dr. has basketball but it is located in Uptown.

  • I'd be interested in local options, too.

2 days ago

Updated 40 min ago

BEWARE!! Coyote sighting ON 1.17.2018

I witnessed a coyote walk east on the south side of Hollywood, cross the street to the north side, and walk the sidewalk West towards Clark.. 911 was called.

  • HarleyGrrl Why YES! People actually DO live on Clark St!

    saw one on a mission heading west on Balmoral across Clark St. I was walking my 10lb dog and the coyote didn't even give us a nod - which was fine with me. I hope they feast on the rats - and considering the bunny overpopulation occurring west of Ashland - bon appetite!

  • Wazzup not available

    not the bunnies! OMG

16 hours ago

Updated 50 min ago

Andersonville’s Getting a Mexican Restaurant From Lady Gregory’s Owners

...and Wilde. Octavio Cantina & Kitchen should open in mid-March at the former Acre space, 5308 N. Clark Street. Ownership lured Daniel Muñoz, formerly of Barrio in River North, to be Octavio’s...

    Andersonville's Getting a Mexican Restaurant From Lady Gregory's Owners
    Andersonville will soon get a new Mexican restaurant from the owners of Lady Gregory's Irish bar and Wilde. Octavio Cantina & Kitchen should open in mid-March at the former Acre space, 5308 N. Clark Street. Ownership lured Daniel Muñoz, formerly of Barrio in River North, to be Octavio's executive chef.
    https://chicago.eater.com

  • Rob

    The shoulda never gotten rid of Charlie's Ale House.

  • HarleyGrrl Why YES! People actually DO live on Clark St!

    @Rob totally agree. Some people say those owners decided to change to Ombra and Acre after they heard LG's was moving in. Charlies had a neighborhood feel to it except for the annoying booths that were shaped oddly. I've been watching Octavio's build out. It's taken exceptionally long for it to get going

  • Wazzup not available

    Nice addition to Andersonville/Edgewater- looking forward to this opening.

25 hours ago

Updated 51 min ago

Pick up after your dogs!

I live in a building on the 4400 block of Wolcott that doesn’t allow dogs. But someone has been letting their dog poop in front of our building all winter and not picking it up.

Remember the guy who walks his dog off leash and physically threatens anyone who calls him on it? It’s him. And now he has another dog. And he still walks the first one off leash. He lives two buildings south.

I don’t think I have much recourse in this, but it’s really starting to tick me off. If anyone knows that guy (vet, young, bushy beard, reddish hair) tell him we’re watching and recording.

  • LisaMV from L.Sq to North Center

    That's sucks and I don't know how to solve it. We have a dog, and clean up after him all the time, every where. Unfortunately, people leave their dogs' mess in front of our house too, and then it looks like we're lazy.

  • There's a#*holes like him everywhere. Regarding the poop the most the police will do is ticket him. Of course if he threatens you have him locked up. Either one will require you to go to court. Or you could be sneaky & put samples of his dog poop on his...

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    There's a#*holes like him everywhere. Regarding the poop the most the police will do is ticket him. Of course if he threatens you have him locked up. Either one will require you to go to court. Or you could be sneaky & put samples of his dog poop on his car door handles. At least you'll get some satisfaction there.
    I hope his dogs look healthy and cared for at least. I have / love dogs and would prefer to see all dogs in a good home even if the owner is lazy about picking up the poop.

23 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Lost Emerald Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

Please help, if you have seen it or found it, please return to a police station :( It's my fiancee's mother's stone, I would be forever grateful if you returned it.

2 days ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Black & White Cat in our yard

This black & white cat came around today, hanging around our feral cats and caterwauling. It's fairly large and appears well fed, and it really wasn't interested in our cats' food. No ear tipping, so definitely not a registered feral cat, but still skittish of humans. Other than the fact that it's significantly larger than our male-neutered feral cats, I'm inclined to suspect it's a female in heat due to the excessive caterwauling and following our male-neutered feral cats around,...

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This black & white cat came around today, hanging around our feral cats and caterwauling. It's fairly large and appears well fed, and it really wasn't interested in our cats' food. No ear tipping, so definitely not a registered feral cat, but still skittish of humans. Other than the fact that it's significantly larger than our male-neutered feral cats, I'm inclined to suspect it's a female in heat due to the excessive caterwauling and following our male-neutered feral cats around, but not trying to fight (but they have no idea what to do since they are both neutered!) If this is your cat, please let me know, otherwise we'll contact Treehouse to try and trap it before any more unwanted kittens are conceived.

5 days ago

Updated 1 hour ago

City Council Approves Cappleman-Sponsored Program To House Homeless

One of the measures approved by the City Council on Wednesday will provide the chronically homeless with case management/wraparound services and access to housing. Here is the news release that the city issued Wednesday afternoon:

    City Council Approves Cappleman-Sponsored Program To House Homeless
    One of the measures approved by the City Council on Wednesday will provide the chronically homeless with case management/wraparound services and access to housing.
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

27 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Join Uptown Arts Center At Opening Reception On Sunday

The Uptown Arts Center is holding a reception on Sunday, January 27th, to celebrate the opening of its newest exhibit. Join participating artists as they exhibit the art works created during this unique collaboration between the Uptown Arts Center and North Side Housing’s Uptown Men's Shelter.  Refreshments served. Free & open to the public.

    Join Uptown Arts Center At Opening Reception On Sunday
    The Uptown Arts Center is holding a reception on Sunday, January 27th, to celebrate the opening of its newest exhibit. Join participating artists as they exhibit the art works created during this unique collaboration between the Uptown Arts Center and North Side Housing 's Uptown Men's Shelter. Refreshments served.
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

4 days ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Looking to rent ASAP

We are looking to rent a condo by owner or apt closer to downtown. 2 br, 1.5 bath & we have a medium size dog., need to move soon as our lease in Edgewater is up end of Feb.. any ideas? Thanks

  • I am a realtor, and can set up an mls search for you if you want. Email me Tedi@atproperties.com telling me what you want and where, and I can send you results to your email.

  • HarleyGrrl Why YES! People actually DO live on Clark St!

    I have something in Andersonville that will be ready- but I don't think that is closer to downtown than you already are

3 hours ago

Celebrate New Orleans Style Mardi Gras In Uptown

Get your tickets now for Fat Cat's 10th Annual Mardi Gras bash! There will be two seatings for the all-you-can-eat Louisiana Crawfish Boil, at 5:30 and 8pm. The night will include Zydeco music, Abita beer, hand-crafted hurricane punch bowls, Sazeracs, beads beads beads, chicken and andouille sausage jambalaya, red beans and rice, Cajun fried catfish, hush puppies, cornbread, and king cakes.

    Celebrate New Orleans Style Mardi Gras In Uptown
    Get your tickets now for Fat Cat's 10th Annual Mardi Gras bash! There will be two seatings for the all-you-can-eat Louisiana Crawfish Boil, at 5:30 and 8pm. The night will include Zydeco music, Abita beer, hand-crafted hurricane punch bowls, Sazeracs, beads beads beads, chicken and andouille sausage jambalaya, red beans and rice, Cajun fried catfish, hush puppies, cornbread, and king cakes.
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

4 hours ago

Tax Season Volunteers Sought

The Center for Economic Progress is seeking volunteers for tax season, including at Truman College.

    Tax Season Volunteers Sought
    The Center for Economic Progress is seeking volunteers for tax season, including at Truman College. Visit economicprogress.org/volunteer to learn more, register and begin your online training as a Tax Preparer, Tax Site Specialist or Savings Coach (Savings Coach roles available at these locations: Auburn Gresham, Bronzeville, Loop, Uptown, Aurora, Chicago Heights and Elgin).
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

4 hours ago

One Foggy Uptown Eve

"The fog comes

    One Foggy Uptown Eve
    "The fog comes on little cat feet. It sits looking over harbor and city on silent haunches and then moves on." So said Carl Sandburg ( our Ravenswood neighbor) in the aptly named Chicago Poems. Sunday night's weather made his words a reality.
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

11 hours ago

Supposed gun shots heard around Sunnyside and Sheridan

Stepped out and heard a large bang and hood got flooded with cops ansking if I saw anyone running.

Jan 16

Updated 13 hours ago

homeless camp

Saw several tents and sleeping bags under Metra tracks at Foster and Ravenswood.

  • future alderman future alderman

    AAP-not sure why you call these reasons "excuses"-these all sound like valid REASONS
    Bubbles-I feel MUCH safer walking past the homeless people sleeping under viaducts than i do walking down Wilson hoping i don't get shot on my way from Clark to Broadway. And I've seen no viaduct camps anywhere in front of anyone else's home, not in ravenswood, logan, irving, belmont or even uptown (except occasionally cappleman's house)

  • Why were the comments from AprilsAngelsPets removed?

16 hours ago

Family Of Injured Edgewater Crossing Guard Sues Lyft

A lawsuit has been filed on behalf of Janet Gould, an 80-year old crossing guard who was struck by a car last week in Edgewater. Gould, who has been crossing children for 34 years now, was hit by a 29-year-old Lyft Driver at 2:50 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018 as he was making a left turn […]

    Family Of Injured Edgewater Crossing Guard Sues Lyft
    A lawsuit has been filed on behalf of Janet Gould, an 80-year old crossing guard who was struck by a car last week in Edgewater. Gould, who has been crossing children for 34 years now, was hit by a 29-year-old Lyft Driver at 2:50 p.m. on Monday, Jan.
    http://www.edgevillebuzz.com

4 days ago

Updated 16 hours ago

    Second phase of Metra's Ravenswood station construction plans unveiled - Chicago News Globe
    Nearly three years after Metra opened its outbound Ravenswood station, the transit agency unveiled its 30-month construction plan for the station's inbound track. Metra originally announced improvements to the Ravenswood station and UP-North bridges in 2010. At the time, officials gave an anticipated completion date of 2018 for work on both sides of the track.
    http://chicagonewsglobe.com
  • i guess you havent stepped near the thorndale station in years. its mostly yuppie condos and few gang activity.
    rogers park has more of a weekly shooting than edgewater.

  • Very proud to be an Edgewater resident but Hot Dog where are the "yuppie condos" near the Thorndale El? And yes, sadly, there is still gang activity and crime around there

2 days ago

Updated 24 hours ago

Don't Get Conned By The Armani Jacket Scam

The international "Armani Jacket Scam" has come to Uptown, according to a reader. He or she says,

    Don't Get Conned By The Armani Jacket Scam
    The international " Armani Jacket Scam" has come to Uptown, according to a reader. He or she says, "Please warn Uptown residents about this individual driving around the neighborhood pretending he is lost asking for directions to the airport. He has a thick Italian accent.
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

  • Jeffrey Littleton Sheridan Park Neighbors Administrator

    There is another long-running same the "new-in-box" scam.
    Usually some kind of electronics, in a deceivingly looking new box resealed with a brick or something.

    30 years ago it was a VCR most likely, these days a laptop perhaps...

    🎮🕹️📢🎧📻📠☎️💽🖨️📼📹📸📽️📺📀📡

    💵💰💵💰💵💰💵💰💵💰💵💰💵💰💵

  • Kisse Mad Scientist

    Are you trying to tell me the Prada leg warmers I bought behind Jake's Pup in the Ruf aren't legit??

3 days ago

Updated 24 hours ago

CPS Families In Transition Has Rent For Landlords

Are you a landlord with vacant units? The CPS Families In Transition Program (FIT) pays rent for qualifying families. Fill out this survey to find out more https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NoMoreHomeless The program pays rent 3 months at a time.

    Chicago's Partnership with Private Market Landlords to End Homelessness Survey
    Web survey powered by SurveyMonkey.com. Create your own online survey now with SurveyMonkey's expert certified FREE templates.
    https://www.surveymonkey.com
  • Wait... isn't CPS having trouble finding enough money to fulfill their primary objective of providing a good education for the children in the district?

    Now they are paying people's rent too?

    CPS needs to stick to their primary tax payer funded mission and let the other community resources do what THEY do best. Wonder how much CPS is diverting in benefits and salaries to administer this housing program that overlaps with other city and state programs?

  • The money for the program comes from the City of Chicago Housing Trust Fund. CPS is just identifying families that are homeless but still managing to send their kids to school.

2 days ago

Updated 35 hours ago

Graffiti/tagging?

I found some graffiti or possible tagging on the fence of our building today--not too legible in the dark but I'll try again tomorrow. Anyone else a target of this around Hollywood and Glenwood?

2 days ago

Updated 39 hours ago

Observing Epiphany With A Plunge In The Lake

Brrrr! No matter how long you live in Uptown, there's always something new to learn.

    Observing Epiphany With A Plunge In The Lake
    Brrrr! No matter how long you live in Uptown, there's always something new to learn. Thanks to reader Bill Biederman, who was there to record it, we discovered that it's a religious rite in the Russian Orthodox Church to take a plunge into water on Epiphany, which is celebrated by Orthodox Christians on January 19th.
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

3 days ago

Updated 46 hours ago

Car break-in with no theft

Sometime last night or early this morning, our car was broken into and the glove box ransacked, but nothing appears to have been taken. We could have sworn we locked the doors, but they were all unlocked. Apparently, the same thing happened to a neighbor. Anyone else! This is near Glenwood and Winnemac.

  • We had something similar happen a couple weeks ago, also thinking we had locked the doors but assumed we must not have. Again, nothing that we can tell was taken.

    If thieves are doing that to determine if folks are home, not sure if that’s the smartest plan. We have...

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    We had something similar happen a couple weeks ago, also thinking we had locked the doors but assumed we must not have. Again, nothing that we can tell was taken.

    If thieves are doing that to determine if folks are home, not sure if that’s the smartest plan. We have garages, so while one car may have to park on the street most people around have a couple cars and one will always be on the street and one in a garage or parking space for the building. There have also been times when we’ve had to park a block or two away, so unless they’re continually doing a sweep it’s hard to be certain that folks aren’t home.

  • Gil Jimenez Private Investigator; IL concealed carry trainer

    if it wasn't their plan, it nevertheless is now the result

2 days ago

Michael Pfeiffer, Former Crew Server, Missing

    Michael Pfeiffer, Former Crew Server, Missing
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

6 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Both Edgewater And Andersonville ‘Have It All’ According To Redfin

According to Redfin, a residential real estate company that provides web-based real estate database and brokerage services, Americans are having a very difficult time lately trying to find a neighborhood that ‘has it all.’ However, both Edgewater and Andersonville offer potential buyers better options as they rank high in a new ranking put out by the company. Redfin cited a […]

    Both Edgewater And Andersonville 'Have It All' According To Redfin
    According to Redfin, a residential real estate company that provides web-based real estate database and brokerage services, Americans are having a very difficult time lately trying to find a neighborhood that 'has it all.' However, both Edgewater and Andersonville offer potential buyers better options as they rank high in a new ranking put out by the company.
    http://www.edgevillebuzz.com

  • Sarahdonis Nearly 30 years in Edgewater; love RP & A'ville

    Wazzy, I think she was referring to LSD.
    Live, if you’re interested in knowing about Edgewater, you’re welcome to visit. It seems pretty clear that you haven’t spent any time here lately, especially not if you think there’s no difference between Edgewater and Uptown. Edgewater is packed with theater, fine dining, casual dining, neighborhood activities, families, public parks, community gathering space, and the arts.
    You may visit only once however.

  • Uptown and Edgewater both have performing arts theater, fine dining, casual dining, neighborhood activities, families, public parks, community gathering spaces, and the arts. Both neighborhoods are pretty much the same in having decent recreational options. And there are perfectly good places to live in both neighborhoods. Apparently some think there's...

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    Uptown and Edgewater both have performing arts theater, fine dining, casual dining, neighborhood activities, families, public parks, community gathering spaces, and the arts. Both neighborhoods are pretty much the same in having decent recreational options. And there are perfectly good places to live in both neighborhoods. Apparently some think there's a big difference between Uptown and Edgewater. I think they both are nice neighborhoods with attractive amenities and the only real difference is their names. With respect to visitation rights Sarah, you are free to visit and enjoy Rogers Park any time you wish. We are an open, welcoming and inclusive neighborhood.

3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Chance The Rapper Visited Uptown Last Night

Guess who showed up at the Pedersen-McCormick Boys and Girls Club on Friday night? Chance the Rapper made an unannounced appearance to help distribute winter clothing to club members. He stayed for a couple of hours giving autographs, talking to the attendees, and posing for photos.

    Chance The Rapper Visited Uptown Last Night
    Guess who showed up at the Pedersen-McCormick Boys and Girls Club on Friday night? Chance the Rapper made an unannounced appearance to help distribute winter clothing to club members. He stayed for a couple of hours giving autographs, talking to the attendees, and posing for photos.
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

3 days ago

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    CURRENT OCCUPANCY :A2; PROPOSED OCCUPANCY A2. INSTALL ROOF DECK ON EXISTING FLAT ROOFED 3 CAR GARAGE, AND METAL BRIDGE FROM FIRST FLOOR PORCH LANDING, PER PLANS

    1470 W. Rascher Ave. Issued January 18, 2018 Comment

3 days ago

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3 days ago

Man Arrested After Dousing Woman With A Liquid On Red Line Train, Then Starting Two Fires

A man was arrested at the Argyle red line station after dousing a woman with an unknown liquid then starting a fire on the train and platform. The incident, which happened Thursday at 5:20 p.m. on a southbound train, began after a man doused a 26-year-old woman who was riding across from him with an unknown […]

    Man Arrested After Dousing Woman With A Liquid On Red Line Train, Then Starting Two Fires
    A man was arrested at the Argyle red line station after dousing a woman with an unknown liquid then starting a fire on the train and platform. The incident, which happened Thursday at 5:20 p.m. on a southbound train, began after a man doused a 26-year-old woman who was riding across from him with an unknown ...
    http://www.edgevillebuzz.com

Jan 12

Updated 3 days ago

Can you help CACC's dogs and the doggy overpopulation by adopting a dog?

This winter CACC has rapidly approached its maximum dog population. Can you help? Have you thought about adopting a pooch? Here's the opportunity for you (with some financial incentives) and a new life for a sadly caged dog. See:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-chicago-dog-shelter-at-capacity-20180111-story.html

    City dog shelter hits capacity of 300, has to consider euthanizing animals
    The number of dogs at Chicago's Animal Care and Control shelter reached 300 Thursday, a level that prompted the city shelter to consider euthanizing animals. "We do have to make a decision this evening if we can't get the population down.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com
  • Jeffrey Littleton Sheridan Park Neighbors Administrator

    Me to...Misty and Louie would never accept it anyway.

  • Jeffrey Littleton Sheridan Park Neighbors Administrator

    The city is doing a better job with this overall, adoption up, euthanasia down.

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

    Two Chicago aldermen want to limit release of condo owners' personal information
    Two Chicago aldermen who represent most of downtown want to reverse a state law that makes condo owners' personal information more widely available to their fellow association members. A proposal introduced this week by Aldermen Brian Hopkins and Brendan Reilly would allow association boards to limit the release of owners' names, addresses, email addresses, phone numbers and weighted votes in Chicago condo buildings and complexes.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com
  • Wazzup not available

    being able to contact neighbors in an emergency - like flooding from above - is important. Not every condo has a manager on site - and not every condo has a contact person at night. This ordinance is important and will be appreciated when an emergency arises. There could be an exception for those condos with 24 hour on site contact -like manager or doorman.

  • Some smaller condo associations automatically distribute a list of telephone numbers to all residents for that purpose. This is different and was supposedly quietly stuck into another proposed Condominium Act change. I understand that several state senators and representatives are already starting to work on repealing that one part of the change.

4 days ago

4 days ago

Jan 01

Updated 4 days ago

Lincoln Towing Stokes Again

The much deservedly maligned Lincoln Towing decided the best way to close out 2017 was to illegally tow a moving van packed with belongings and to make that burn a double their personal car too.

The incident occurred close to Broadway Lawrence...thank you Alderman Pawar for keeping up the pressure on LT. At least someone in the city council is paying attention.

http://www.cwbchicago.com/2017/12/after-lincoln-towing-hauls-away-uptown.html?m=1

    After Lincoln Towing Hauls Away Uptown Family's Moving Truck, Alderman Re-Ups Call For Company To Go
    A day after the North Side's infamous Lincoln Towing company took possession of a family's U-Haul and their personal car in Uptown, 47th Ward Alderman Ameya Pawar is renewing his call for the firm to be outlawed. And this is the second case we know of involving Lincoln Towing's apparently illegal removal of moving trucks in 2017.
    http://www.cwbchicago.com
  • Jeffrey Littleton Sheridan Park Neighbors Administrator

    It's a near certainty they do not do "payoffs" as some keep alleging.
    It's just not as common these days that happens.

    Especially with judges since Operation Gaylord in the 80's.

  • Jeffrey Littleton Sheridan Park Neighbors Administrator

    Correction... Operation Graylord.

    I wonder who comes up with these operational names...?

Jan 09

Updated 4 days ago

Suspicious Dept of Streets & Sanitation truck on Paulina @ Ainslie

Since at least mid-December the SE corner of Paulina at Ainslie has been taped off as a Tow Zone, supposedly by the Dept of Streets and Sanitation. However, no work nor workers have been spotted a single time. But I do have reason to believe that this is being abused...

The sign posted currently reads, “No Parking-Tow Zone 7a - 11pm through 1/30/18” yet more often than not a lone Dept of Streets & Sani truck is parked inside the...

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Since at least mid-December the SE corner of Paulina at Ainslie has been taped off as a Tow Zone, supposedly by the Dept of Streets and Sanitation. However, no work nor workers have been spotted a single time. But I do have reason to believe that this is being abused...

The sign posted currently reads, “No Parking-Tow Zone 7a - 11pm through 1/30/18” yet more often than not a lone Dept of Streets & Sani truck is parked inside the Tow Zone at all hours. There has also been a dark red minivan spotted parked there, also in the Tow Zone, also during the listed times. I’ve done a little Google sleuthing and have reason to believe that this is occurring directly in front of a house in which an employee of the Dept of Streets & Sani lives.

In my 15 years in this city I’ve never once seen street work being done in a residential neighborhood at 11pm...

This may all be coincidence, but with how difficult it is to park on this street and the city that we live in, I thought I’d stir the pot and see what was cooking.

Smells awfully fishy to me.

  • So I contacted the alderman's office and here was the responce:

    Thanks for your email. There is an active permit in the city's system for the Dept. of Water Management to repair a defective buffalo box in the parkway there at 4895 N. Paulina. They had an initial dig date...

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    So I contacted the alderman's office and here was the responce:

    Thanks for your email. There is an active permit in the city's system for the Dept. of Water Management to repair a defective buffalo box in the parkway there at 4895 N. Paulina. They had an initial dig date on the permit of 12/1 and then it was moved to 12/26. I know that DWM has been grappling with the number of leaks and frozen water services that popped up during the cold snap, and I suspect that this delayed them coming to perform this repair which isn't as critical as someone without water.

    Your neighbor's name is Erick Norton and he is the 47th Ward Superintendent. He coordinates garbage pickup, snow removal, and sanitation code enforcement here in the ward. He is one of 50 such superintendent's in the City of Chicago. I asked him about this and he reported that he was having low water pressure in his home and put a request in to have the city inspect. When they did, DWM found the defective buffalo box and put the item in the queue for repairs.

    I will reach out to DWM today to see if I can get a more concrete timetable. I will also see about having the signs taken down unless they plan to be there shortly.

    --------

    PrinceRobot again. This still doesn't really seem right to me. I've followed up in terms of the time table and sent a few snaps just to prove my point. To be fair, since I started this thread dude has not been parking there. So maybe he's already paying attention?

  • nice work!

4 days ago

Organization Helps Swedish Families Find Lost Relatives Through An Unexpected Source

As immigrants flooded North America in times past, they left behind families in which some had lost contact. However, an ongoing program at the Swedish American Museum at 5211 N. Clark is helping those relatives find out about their past which may facilitate to a reunion. The program’s newest seminar to be held at the Museum from […]

    Organization Helps Swedish Families Find Lost Relatives Through An Unexpected Source
    As immigrants flooded North America in times past, they left behind families in which some had lost contact. However, an ongoing program at the Swedish American Museum at 5211 N. Clark is helping those relatives find out about their past which may facilitate to a reunion.
    http://www.edgevillebuzz.com

Jan 13

Updated 4 days ago

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Happy Anniversary, La Patisserie P!

From Ald. Osterman's newsletter:

    Happy Anniversary, La Patisserie P!
    From Ald. Osterman's newsletter: "Please join me in congratulating La Patisserie P , 1050 W. Argyle, on celebrating 35 years in business this month. La Patisserie P has been a staple on Argyle St, anchoring the eastern end of the district.
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

Jan 16

Updated 5 days ago

Towkio Visits Lawrence House For Newest Video

Take a look at the Lawrence House's bar (Larry's), lobby, and pool, as they are featured in Chicago rapper Towkio's new release, Symphony.

    Towkio Visits Lawrence House For Newest Video
    Take a look at the Lawrence House's bar ( Larry's ), lobby, and pool, as they are featured in Chicago rapper Towkio 's new release, Symph...
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

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5 days ago

City Announces Start Date (2019) And Staging Area (Parking Lot) For Complete Rebuild of the Lawrence Red Line Station

It's a sign of things to come! The City of Chicago has announced that it will lease the parking lot it owns at 1130 West Lawrence to the CTA for use as a staging area for the reconstruction of the Lawrence Red Line station beginning in 2019.

    City Announces Start Date (2019) And Staging Area (Parking Lot) For Complete Rebuild of the Lawrence Red Line Station
    It's a sign of things to come! The City of Chicago has announced that it will lease the parking lot it owns at 1130 West Lawrence to the CTA for use as a staging area for the reconstruction of the Lawrence Red Line station beginning in 2019.
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

5 days ago

Moody’s Pub Owner Passes Away At Age 84

Moody’s Pub owner John M. Kahoun died last Thursday, January 11, 2018. According to his family he died peacefully at his Chicago home after “living a full and loving life.” Kalhoun, who was born in Chicago’s Roseland neighborhood in 1933, had a diverse life before starting his restaurants. He received a football scholarship to Ripon College and attended […]

    Moody's Pub Owner Passes Away At Age 84
    Moody's Pub owner John M. Kahoun died last Thursday, January 11, 2018. According to his family he died peacefully at his Chicago home after "living a full and loving life." Kalhoun, who was born in Chicago's Roseland neighborhood in 1933, had a diverse life before starting his restaurants.
    http://www.edgevillebuzz.com

5 days ago

Black Playwrights Festival At BET

More information and ticket sales are available here.

    Black Playwrights Festival At BET
    More information and ticket sales are available here .
    http://www.uptownupdate.com

Jan 13

Updated 6 days ago

Yesterday's death at the Bryn Mawr Red Line stop?

Hi, neighbors -- I'm just curious if any of you know more details about the man who was hit by the train and died yesterday. The Sun Times names him as "52-year-old James Dillen" -- but that's it. https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/red-purple-line-trains-shut-down-person-removed-from-tracks-at-bryn-mawr/ Does anyone know any more about the circumstances, or about Mr. Dillen?

Thanks,
Michael

    52-year-old man fatally struck by CTA train at Bryn Mawr
    Normal service resumed on the CTA Red and Purple lines about two hours after a person jumped in front of a train Friday morning in the North Side Edgewater neighborhood, according to police. The man jumped in front of the train just after 7 a.m.
    https://chicago.suntimes.com
  • Mute, you are spot on !!

  • ok, nitpick the word. but i am a hospice volunteer and i hear similar sentiment all the time.

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