6 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Repairing a patio sliding door

In trying to replace a patio sliding door lock (the old lock is long gone), what would be a suggested way to get the right lock for it? I'm guessing taking pictures of where the lock should be, along with the door frame, but there's many different locks out there.

  • linda kathryn connelly Andersonville resident for 30 years

    Until you get it fixed you can put a broom handle in the other side than
    no one can open it.

2 days ago

Updated 14 hours ago

Primary Care Doctor

Hello, I am asking for feedback on a primary care doctor in the Ravenswood/Linsoln Square area. Thank you in advance

  • Julio de la Rosa Malthusian Keynesian Democratic Socialist

    My doctor tells me to drink more water. Environmentalists advise that there is bacteria, lead and even microscopic plastic in our drinking water, and - listen up - in our beer as well. Does anyone know, is Jack Daniels still OK?

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

    Mr. de la Rosa - Sadly, there are several studies being attacked by the liquor industry showing a strong link between cancer and alcohol consumption. As more states move to legalize marijuana, and beverage companies become more invested in the marijuana industry, these studies will become more public.

May 18

Updated 5 days ago

Need a landscaper to resod my backyard

looking for someone to strip, grade, and sod my backyard. It's not a big yard but has been over taken by weeds and half the grass burned out last summer

May 18

Updated 5 days ago

ISO Contractor for deck work

Morning, Neighbors -

I'm looking for references for a contractor to do some deck work on my condo building. We are looking to add roofing to the top floor of our three-story walk-up.

Anyone out there have any good experiences with local companies?

Thanks in advance.

  • Don Cortelyou Bridgeview Bank Manager

    Try Dave Hirsh of DWD Renovation.. He is an Andersonville Chamber member, regularly exhibits at Midsommarfest, is a a member of the Andersonville BNI referral group, and I know many people who are satisfied with his work. He isn't a handyman, but a contractor which is what you are looking for. He does a lot of work with decks. https://www.dwdrenovation.com (773) 657-5990

  • Call expert super seal roofing & tuckpointing Co. 773-993-5668 and ask for Samuel. I've used them on a couple projects and they're great I've even recommended them to a few of my friends and they've all had great experiences with them also. Here's a link to there website www.supersealroofing.com

May 17

Updated 6 days ago

Need reliable plumbing referral (s).

I’ve missed many days of work waiting for the plumber to show up to no avail.
In the Andersonville/ ravenswood area

  • rich retired teacher from Chicago Public Schools

    Aalders Plumbing...847-975-2544.....ask for Josh wonderful guy excellent plumber

  • I use this guy 312 388 4259

May 17

Metal frame door repair?

I am looking for recommendations for a service that can repair, and if necessary replace, a metal framed glass door in the entryway to our condo building. It doesn't latch correctly and needs a closing mechanism installed so it doesn't slam shut.

I reached out to a few businesses on Yelp but apparently its a specialty job that not every handyman / contractor is willing to take on. Hoping one of our neighbors has had a good experience and can refer someone capable and reliable.

Thanks in advance!

May 13

Updated May 14

Recommendations for tuckpointing

I'm on the condo board, and we're looking for a recommendation for a company to tuckpoint our building. Is there anyone you've worked with that you've had good experiences with? Anyone you like? Thank you for sharing your experiences.

  • p.s. They're highly dependable, do a great job, and are sensitive to aesthetic concerns. Also take the time to explain and to respond if any questions or issues arise.

  • Barbara in Andersonville Andersonville resident

    AAA Masonry & Tuckpointing. They are the best. We have used them several times and would not use anyone else.

May 07

Updated May 09

A new place to have fun!

The Rail Bar and Grill recently changed owners and name. it is now Ravenswood station Bar and Grill. check it out! They'll be setting up their summer patio in the coming week and look for changes that you're going to like!

  • Would love a good classic Club! Good turkey and bacon, fresh lettuce and tomatoes, and mayo. No cheese!

  • maryann-on-Giddings owner, The Gourmet Online

    Margaret L, cheese on a club? No way!

Apr 21

Updated Apr 30

Carriage Horse

So this was strolling down Granville just now in front of Pete's. Please tell me this isn't going to become a thing.

Apr 08

Updated Apr 13

Dante's Pizza By The Slice

Dante's pizza is open on Lawrence/Damen in the old George's Deli spot. The spot is amazing. I really hope that they get enough business to make the case to keep it a permanent fixture.
Any idea why it is that other ventures havent been successful at this location? The BBQ and sandwhich spots werent too bad and theres tons of foot traffic. Seems like a perfect spot.

  • Just found out from a neighborhood insider that Dante doesn't open up his shop until late afternoon. Now that's a recipe for disaster.

  • 4-11 pm and 11-11 on weekends.

Apr 07

Updated Apr 13

Furniture donation?

In an effort to make our spare bedroom less of a hoarder's cave, we are looking to get rid of some furniture we've outgrown (mostly baby's room furniture). We have a glider chair, changing table, and a few other pieces that are clean and in usable condition. Anybody know a good place to donate where these could go to new moms or families who would appreciate them?

  • Just a heads up, I contacted Humble Design Chicago and they are no longer accepting furniture donations.

  • Thanks for the update, Katie! I reached out to my contact at Humble Design Chicago who confirmed the warehouse is pretty full of big furniture items but they remain in need of the following household goods, if anyone is looking to unload:

    -Kitchen- any small appliances (microwaves, toasters, crock pots), dishes, pots/pans, baking sheets, cutting boards, utensils, placemats, etc.
    -Bathroom- towels, trinkets, shower curtains
    -Knick Knacks- vases, candles, baskets, book ends, etc.
    -Linen- sheets, comforters, bed skirts

Apr 11

Updated Apr 11

What happened to Chicago Spinal Care?

Does anyone know what happened to Chicago Spinal Care (formerly Nova Spinal) on Granville by the Red Line stop? I got a message a month ago saying they were closing for construction (quite abruptly), and now there's some Sheriff notice on their door that has been torn off.

  • MSA

    Whaaaat?? I'd like to know this myself... I've gone there in the past, but haven't been able to reach them by phone recently.

Mar 31

Updated Apr 05

Former Ravenswood Q/Jirafa Location (Irving and Ravenswood)

There seems to be a lot of turnover and inactivity in this spot since Cafe 28 left years ago. Do people avoid the location because of difficult parking? It just seems to be a bit of an afterthought to customers.

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

    And whenever I've walked past at night, it always looks full--that's a real change from the last several attempts. Before the last three, Troquet got a lot of business, but I learned they ran up some huge gas bills.

  • ChiGuy814 Long time resident, love LS

    Wolcott Tap is on tap to break the corner curse!

Mar 31

Updated Apr 01

Old Building Electrician Recommendations

I am looking for an electrician who can swap out some fixtures for me and more importantly who can install a new wall outlet and check the finial in the center of my living room ceiling to see if it is wired. My condo is over 100 years old with plaster walls, so I'd like someone who is familiar with working in older buildings and able to do the work with minimal disruption to the walls, ceiling, and floors. Those of you living in plaster walls - do you have someone to recommend?

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 55 + years

    The finial is probably wired but to install something there today, I think an electrician would pull the old wire and install a new one. That can be done without disturbing the plaster. I had my finial replaced with a ceiling fan. In the late 90s, I had all my...

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    The finial is probably wired but to install something there today, I think an electrician would pull the old wire and install a new one. That can be done without disturbing the plaster. I had my finial replaced with a ceiling fan. In the late 90s, I had all my old wiring pulled out and new installed. He tied the new wires to the old and simply pulled it through the walls and ceiling. Because I didn't want holes in the plaster, he added outlets affixed to the walls with the wiring in wire molding on the walls, rather than under the walls.

    I used Sam Biondo of B.C. Electric, 773-237-2530. I don't know whether he's still working or has retired, but you can give him a try.

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

    Our family business is AIK Restoration and Repair, and our specialty is vintage buildings. Please send an email to aikrandr@yahoo.com, and let us know when you are available for Howard to stop by and assess. https://www.yelp.com/biz/aik-restoration-and-repair-chicago?sort_by=rating_desc

  • I would suggest calling Sal. 773-262-0991. Great guy. Excellent work.

Mar 30

Updated Mar 31

Question about a certain law?

So I work in the broadway & foster area. And we get a lot of people come into our Job asking for the restroom. But we let them know we don’t have a public restroom. Well one day this passed week. Someone came in asking if we know about the public restroom act? I don’t know much about it but looked it up and if I read it right. It’s only for people with a medical condition? And for our...

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So I work in the broadway & foster area. And we get a lot of people come into our Job asking for the restroom. But we let them know we don’t have a public restroom. Well one day this passed week. Someone came in asking if we know about the public restroom act? I don’t know much about it but looked it up and if I read it right. It’s only for people with a medical condition? And for our staff it’s in our private area. We it’s our break room and we’re we hang our jackets and purses. So am I right we don’t have to let anyone use our restroom? And one has any ideas or are we breaking the law??

  • I have the medical condition, ulcerative colitis, for which this law was passed. I carry a card stating my condition and that I need access to a bathroom. Believe me, I am not comfortable having to use the card and ask for access to a bathroom when one is not usually provided but fortunately I have never been denied access in this, an emergency situation.

  • Everyone. Thank you for all your input. It’s been very helpful

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