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Primary Care Doctor

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

  • 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.

  • Anne Rogers Park resident

    I was told to run the water for five minutes and then filter it before drinking. I don't know if this helps but I drink a lot of water and I'm not going to stop. The other alternative is bottled water in 5 gallon bottles that can be returned and refilled.

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10 Uptown Arrests In Federal Organized Crime Gang Raids

So apparently the Feds did some organized crime raiding this week, including in Uptown.

    10 Uptown Arrests In Federal Organized Crime Gang Raids
    So apparently the Feds did some organized crime raiding this week, including in Uptown. The CPD spokesperson tweeted late Thursday: "Yesterday & overnight, CPD, @FBIChicago & @ATFHQ began precision raids against gang affiliated organized crime in advance of #Memorial Day Weekend. 71 arrests, 13 guns seized, 7 search warrants executed, 2 cars & $55,650 seized."
    https://www.uptownupdate.com

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Saturday Street Fest At Wilson & Broadway

    Saturday Street Fest At Wilson & Broadway
    https://www.uptownupdate.com

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CPD and CJC To Hold Seminar On June 5th

    CPD and CJC To Hold Seminar On June 5th
    https://www.uptownupdate.com

3 days ago

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Welcome to Sign Island

More community art perhaps...it represents the diversity of urban signage?

Was there not another way to do this?

*Signs are numbered to help with count.

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=838004169740637&id=144813692393025

    Sheridan Park Neighbors
    In the lands of the 46th ward where the feckless Alderman dithers there is a magical place called....."Sign Island". Hard as stone built on a bedrock of inattention to detail, a place where...
    https://m.facebook.com
  • Jeffrey Littleton Sheridan Park Neighbors Administrator/Local Artist

    It wasn't easy but I actually found a traffic island with more signs.

    https://goo.gl/images/cCRrPb

  • This post is merely another bitter beef with the Alderman, as well as pure self-promotion. I don't think he can get beyond the collapse of tent-cities, and a life sans-Helen. Administrators please delete this 'story'. thank you.

37 hours ago

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Sneak Peek at Public Art

A quick peek at the base of the sculpture being installed at the traffic triangle at Montrose and Broadway.

There is also an opportunity to meet the artist at an event on 5/30, hope to see ya there.

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=839109486296772&id=144813692393025

    Sheridan Park Neighbors
    Sneak peek at the sculpture going into the triangle at Montrose and Broadway.
    https://m.facebook.com

6 days ago

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The United Colors of Uptown

Ald. Cappleman tweeted today:

    The United Colors of Uptown
    Ald. Cappleman tweeted today: "This gives everyone an idea of what the 17' sculpture in front of the Riv will look like. The sculpture can be lit at night (and also turned off) and will be a great addition to highlighting our Entertainment District. Installation will be after the July 4th weekend."
    https://www.uptownupdate.com

18 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Status Check: Broadway & West Sheridan Transformation Continues

Viridian on Sheridan in the foreground as DLG's "Eagles" Development rises (Carey Wintergreen)

    Status Check: Broadway & West Sheridan Transformation Continues
    A corner of the 46th Ward that has truly undergone a massive transformation is Broadway and West Sheridan. "Viridan on Sheridan" has topped out on a spot that you might remember as the home of a defunct gas station for many years. BJB's rehab of 3838 N.
    https://www.uptownupdate.com

  • Unbelievable what happened once 3838 N. Broadway was renovated. It really opened the floodgates of change on that corner.

  • Wasn't that built on an old abandoned gas station? This is quite an improvement!

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Updated 9 hours ago

Weekly Update from the Alderman – May 25, 2018

Edgewater Historical Society, 5358 N. Ashland

...rolling out PACK the CAR this Saturday, 9:00am-12:00pm, on the corner of Berwyn and Clark.  While you are out and about this weekend, please consider stopping by and making a...

Swedish American Museum, 5211 N. Clark Street

Gus Giordano Dance School, 5239 N Clark St

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Have a happy and safe Memorial Day weekend. Enjoy the weekend by taking part in bike the drive on Sunday and stop by the Rosehill Memorial Day Parade starting on Thorndale and Clark between 9 am to 9:30 am.Sincerely,

Dates: Monday, March 5 through Friday, June 1, 2018 Location: CTA substation at 5847 N. Broadway Street

Woodruff Arcade (6351-67 N Broadway) Development

ComEd will be working on a transformer that is located below ground at 5701 N. Sheridan Rd. beginning on May 21st.

4956 N. Sheridan Road

Swedish Covenant Hospital, Anderson Pavillion 2751 W. Winona

...at city wide hearings. I will be participating in the meeting at Amundsen High School, 5110 N Damen Ave, on Tuesday June 5th from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Below is a...

Tuesday, May 29, from 6:30 p.m.-to– 8:30 p.m. at Westinghouse College Prep, 3223 W Franklin Boulevard.

Thursday, May 31 from 6:30 p.m.-to-8:30 p.m. at Wilbur Wright College, 4300 N Narragansett Ave.

...can be dropped off at any Jewel-Osco Store or Alderman Harry Osterman’s Office, 5533 N. Broadway. For a full list of items, you can drop off click on the link above...

Richard J. Daley Center, 50 West Washington Street, Courtroom 2005

Edgewater Library, second floor, 6000 N. Broadway

Edgewater Senior Satellite Center inside the Broadway Armory, 5917 N. Broadway

...local (Edgewater family-owned) business by ordering your gift cards here and redeeming at the 2815 N. Ashland location.  Each gift e-gift card or plastic gift card purchased earns 20 percent back...

Fat Cat, 4840 N Broadway

The Edgewater Public Library, 6000 N. Broadway, and the Bezazian Public Library, 1226 W. Ainslie St., offer a wide variety of programs and events each month.

1420 W. Glenlake

Argyle & Sheridan

The Edge Theatre, 5451 N Broadway

Buttercup Playlot Park, 4901 N Sheridan Rd.

The Christmas in July Drive benefiting Sarah’s Circle in Uptown drop the items, specified in the link, at 4838 N Sheridan.

1070 Granville Ave

Berger Cultural Center, 6205 N Sheridan

1401 W. Devon Ave

Hadiya Pendleton Park, 4345 S. Calumet Ave

The Music Box Theatre, 3733 N Southport Ave

Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark St.

Steep Theatre, 1115 W. Berwyn

City Lit Theater, 1020 W Bryn Mawr

5940 N Sheridan Rd

Old Town’s Myron R. Szold Music & Dance Hall, 4545 N Lincoln

    Weekly Update from the Alderman - May 25, 2018
    The Chicago Police Department this week successfully led a narcotics mission that arrested 10 individuals for selling narcotics in the Uptown area of the 48th Ward. This joint operation with the 19th and 20th District was focused on gang and drug activity in the area south of Foster.
    http://48thward.org

  • Rob

    "In an effort to maintain the unique characteristics of the EARC neighborhood, a request was made from the EARC Block Club to look into the possibility of rezoning the area bounded by Foster, Bryn Mawr, Glenwood to Clark St., from the current RT-4 zoning to the RS-3 zoning district.."

    Good ol' NIMBYs!

16 hours ago

Updated 13 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.

13 hours ago

Looking for covered garage space

Hi! I am looking for a covered garage in or near Edgewater Glen for our 2013 Mini Cooper Clubman. Our current garage is being returned to its owner on June 1, so that's the day by which we're hoping to find a new garage. We can wait, however, if you don't have a garage open in June. Anybody out there near us have a space available? Let me know! 310-210-3732 Thanks!

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Updated 17 hours ago

3 Squares Diner In The Lawrence House Slated To Open June 5

The beautiful interior of 3 Squares Diner (Facebook)

    3 Squares Diner In The Lawrence House Slated To Open June 5
    Opening day is almost here. After jumping through all of the city's hoops needed to open a new restaurant with liquor, 3 Squares Diner has set the tentative opening date as June 5. If you'd like to join the 3 Squares family, they are hosting an open call for bartender, server, host, line cook, prep cook, busser, & dishwasher.
    https://www.uptownupdate.com

  • This place is going to be packed and off the charts popular. Mark my words. I love Heritage Outpost, and Larrys. Now this diner will be the perfect compliment to the hundreds of folks living and visiting the beautifully restored Lawrence House!

18 hours ago

Now & Then From High Above

1932

    Now & Then From High Above
    We've featured the beautiful aerial shot of Uptown from 1932 on other occasions. Back then, it would have been taken from either an airplane or blimp. Today, it is a bit easier logistically to get the same shot with the advent of drones.
    https://www.uptownupdate.com

47 hours ago

Updated 19 hours ago

33-Unit Rental Building Rises on Sheridan, While Surrounding Area Booms

Progress at 4424 North Sheridan Road, as of Wednesday

    33-Unit Rental Building Rises on Sheridan, While Surrounding Area Booms
    Work continues on the 33-unit residential rental building going up at Sheridan and Agatite. We love the vintage look of the salvaged Chicago common bricks being used on the exterior. The two lots on which it is being built stood empty for nearly half a century until work began late last year.
    https://www.uptownupdate.com

  • I really like the old brick the developer used for this building. I can't recall ever having so much new development in Uptown. These are exciting days for our neighborhood.

  • Has anyone heard about what retail will go into this development?

6 days ago

Updated 20 hours ago

How safe is the area near Lawrence/Racine, Racine/Broadway/Lawrence?

I recently signed a short-term sublet here for the summer after trying to do as much research as I could and surveying the area when I went to visit the unit. However, a building nearby, the Darlington Hotel, is apparently a shelter/drug trade haven? For some reason, given the non-activity during the day and run-down nature of the building, I assumed it was just abandoned.

Any info or tips I should keep in mind as a petite single woman, aside from the usual requisite city vigilance? Or is it/will it be extremely bad (given summer is on the horizon) to the point I should look for another subletter?

  • Andrew Carpenter Realtor Edgewater home owner and Chicago Reator

    Joe,
    Katie's article is 100% correct. It stems from national laws Realtors have to follow to prevent a practice known as "steering". It was what realtors did to segregate the population up until the civil rights movement was able to change that. Steering was largely done by telling people that...

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    Joe,
    Katie's article is 100% correct. It stems from national laws Realtors have to follow to prevent a practice known as "steering". It was what realtors did to segregate the population up until the civil rights movement was able to change that. Steering was largely done by telling people that a neighborhood wasn't "safe" or the schools weren't "good". I can recommended that S (the short term tenant) check out the CPD Crime map. http://gis.chicagopolice.org/clearmap/startpage.htm The downside to the map is that there is so much crime all across the city, even in neighborhoods you would't expect. It can be a little terrifying to see all of the crimes plotted out. The upside is that you can pick the specific crimes that your'e most worried about to map.

  • Jersey Joe Recent Transplant

    While I hate it when a question goes off topic, I have to seriously question the fair housing act. The link states "The law protects against discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability or family status. In particular, it prohibits any real estate professional from steering prospective...

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    While I hate it when a question goes off topic, I have to seriously question the fair housing act. The link states "The law protects against discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability or family status. In particular, it prohibits any real estate professional from steering prospective homebuyers or renters toward or away from a community based on any of the classes under federal protection."

    So, maybe I am being nieve, but this ruling, written in 1968, basically states that crime equates with race (example given in the article). I think this is wrong thinking. It is 1968 panic thinking and implies that, under the FHA, crime and criminals ARE a protected class? Under Federal Protection? I think that is a leap in reasoning that is specifically not stated.

    So I read the act.
    https://www.hud.gov/sites/documents/HUD_OGCGUIDAPPFHASTANDCR.PDF

    It states you are not allowed to discriminate against people with a criminal record. (and equates crime and race, by the way)

    The FHA/HUD ruling states that a realtor may not "Steer" a customer. (OK, stop that laughing in the back of the class, nudge, nudge, know what I mean?) That is what the law states. But if a customer should ask, you should morally give them the source for the data they seek, without supplying it yourself, therefore meeting the letter of the law and your professional and moral obligation. That is not against the FHA/HUD regulations. Only your need to move the merchandise out the door.

    And if you lose a sale because you did the right thing? Well, my father used to say that doing the right thing sometimes hurts like hell, but do it anyway. Because people not doing the right thing will make the world go to hell in a handbasket.

    That explains a lot about how the world is now.

May 18

Updated 22 hours ago

Follow-up on Public art/identifier

Update on installation planned for in front the Riviera.

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=836384363235951&id=144813692393025

    Sheridan Park Neighbors
    Update on the status of the public art piece conceptualized by fellow Uptown Artist Lowell Thompson in 2014 during the planning process for the streetscape in front of the Riviera. Below is a description from Matt in the Alderman's office, edited for brevity along with a 3-D model and flier.
    https://m.facebook.com
  • Jeffrey Littleton Sheridan Park Neighbors Administrator/Local Artist

    This post has more actual content, the other one is just an elaboration on a tweet. But suit yourself, if like a blog over some other Facebook page whoopie and tally ho.

  • Jeffrey Littleton Sheridan Park Neighbors Administrator/Local Artist

    This is a "community Facebook page", thank you for your interest.

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St. Boniface Cemetery To Hold Memorial Day Field Mass

As is its tradition, St. Boniface Cemetery will honor the fallen at a field mass on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28th. The service will begin at 10:30am. This year it will include an honor guard from the Knights of Columbus, and American flags will be distributed to all in attendance. The officiant will be Rev. Msgr. Dennis J. Lyle of the Chicago Archdiocese.

    St. Boniface Cemetery To Hold Memorial Day Field Mass
    As is its tradition, St. Boniface Cemetery will honor the fallen at a field mass on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28th. The service will begin at 10:30am. This year it will include an honor guard from the Knights of Columbus, and American flags will be distributed to all in attendance.
    https://www.uptownupdate.com

39 hours ago

8 boozy slushies you'll want to drink this summer

...Combier triple sec, coconut creme and lime, and is garnished with a blood orange crisp. 5310 N. Clark St., 773-293-1223, mrgchicago.com/restaurant/octavio

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...The bar also serves a frozen mimosa, “frinot grigio,” “friesling,” frosé and a frozen margarita. 112 W. Grand Ave., 312-846-6654, arbellachicago.com

...liqueur, lemon and chamomile, garnished with a basil leaf and served in a plastic pouch. 832 W. Randolph St., 312-492-7775, barsiena.com

...kiwi. The Cold Fashioned comes with Old Forester bourbon, fresh citrus, angostura and orange bitters. 1603 N. Lakeshore Drive, 312-635-8058, shoreclubchi.com

...cider from Michigan-based Virtue Cider, topped with a watermelon wedge and a gummy bear. 1542 N. Damen Ave., 773-904-8606, urbanbellychicago.com

...passionfruit gin and chocolate vodka. The drink is served in a Chinese to-go container. 101 E. Erie St., 312-667-6796, noyane.com

...London Dry Gin, Rihaku Dreamy Clouds Nigori Sake, jasmine green tea syrup and lemon juice. 1401 N. Ashland Ave., 773-687-9977, mottstreetchicago.com

    8 boozy slushies you'll want to drink this summer
    There's no better balm to a sweltering hot summer day than a boozy slushie. It's the perfect marriage of childhood trips to the corner store Icee machine and your adult imbibing sensibilities. Boozy slushies have gone beyond hangover-inducing sugar bombs-plus-alcohol to well-crafted summertime favorites.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

40 hours ago

Property Tax Assessment Help Available (Including Today!)

With some eyebrow-raising increases in the values of Chicago homes hitting mailboxes in the last few weeks, it's especially important to note that Lakeview Township (which includes all of Uptown) is giving residents the opportunity to appeal their property tax assessments until June 7th.

    Property Tax Assessment Help Available (Including Today!)
    With some eyebrow-raising increases in the values of Chicago homes hitting mailboxes in the last few weeks, it's especially important to note that Lakeview Township (which includes all of Uptown) is giving residents the opportunity to appeal their property tax assessments until June 7th.
    https://www.uptownupdate.com

2 days ago

Updated 41 hours ago

Art Show Opening Reception At The Guesthouse Hotel On June 1st

You're invited to an opening reception and meet-and-greet with Chicago artist ISz, who is debuting his newest art exhibition at The Guesthouse Hotel, 4872 North Clark.

    Art Show Opening Reception At The Guesthouse Hotel On June 1st
    You're invited to an opening reception and meet-and-greet with Chicago artist , who is debuting his newest art exhibition at The Guesthouse Hotel , 4872 North Clark. "Local Chicago artist brings his latest collection to The Guesthouse Hotel.
    https://www.uptownupdate.com

2 days ago

  • Permit issued for new construction

    SELF-CERTIFICATION REVIEW: ERECT 3 STORY 3 D.U. (3B CONSTRUCTION) WITH BASEMENT, ROOFTOP DECK WITH TRELLIS, ROOFTOP STAIR ENCLOSURE, DETACHED 3 CAR GARAGE (3B CONSTRUCTION) WITH ROOFTOP DECK AS PER PLAN.

    1470 W. Balmoral Ave. Issued May 22, 2018 Comment
  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    REMOVE ALL PLASTER, TRIMMING, CABINETS, NON-STRUCTURAL, NO PLUMBING WORK. INTERIOR DEMO 3 UNITS WEST ONLY

    1656 W. Summerdale Ave. Issued May 22, 2018 Comment

2 days ago

Mar 18 2015

Updated 2 days ago

How To Remove my Post?

I want to edit or remove my past posts. Is there any way? Please help

2 days ago

Concerns Grow After 3 More Andersonville Properties Are Slated For Development

After residents protested the demolition and development of 1436 Berwyn, they succeeded in saving the home from the wrecking ball. However, many area residents remain concerned after a 2-flat located just off of Clark Street at 1470 W. Balmoral was recently demolished and now two additional Andersonville properties seem to be headed towards new developments […]

    Concerns Grow After 3 More Andersonville Properties Are Slated For Development
    After residents protested the demolition and development of 1436 Berwyn, they succeeded in saving the home from the wrecking ball. However, many area residents remain concerned after a 2-flat located just off of Clark Street at 1470 W. Balmoral was recently demolished and now two additional Andersonville properties seem to be headed towards new developments ...
    http://www.edgevillebuzz.com

2 days ago

Clark & Foster on Chicago's north side used t...

Clark & Foster on Chicago's north side used to be a cherry orchard but now it's a friendly neighborhood with a special focus on shop local/ shop unique. Find out more including the best places to eat and shop in the new episode of "The Grid" now on the CST website. http://bit.ly/2IG3RgU

    The Chicago Sun-Times
    Clark & Foster on Chicago's north side used to be a cherry orchard but now it's a friendly neighborhood with a special focus on shop local/ shop unique. Find out more including the best places to...
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2 days ago

Mark Your Calendar For Independence Day Fireworks

With the long holiday weekend approaching, many of us start thinking about the next summer holiday, Independence Day. If you've been around for a bit, you know that Uptown enjoys a local fireworks show, easily seen from the north end of the community, thanks to our neighbors at a tucked-away country club.

    Mark Your Calendar For Independence Day Fireworks
    With the long holiday weekend approaching, many of us start thinking about the next summer holiday, Independence Day. If you've been around for a bit, you know that Uptown enjoys a local fireworks show, easily seen from the north end of the community, thanks to our neighbors at a tucked-away country club.
    https://www.uptownupdate.com

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

  • I've been curious about that myself. I'm wondering if it may be an expansion of the theater next door.

  • Could also be connected with red line work- they will have staging areas for equipment and workers. Check with alderman’s office.

  • P

    It is construction for the theatre expansion

2 days ago

Korean-Italian spot Passerotto debuts in Andersonville

...its debut in the neighborhood. The fresh arrival to Andersonville, called Passerotto, is located at 5420 N. Clark St....

    Korean-Italian spot Passerotto debuts in Andersonville
    A new Korean fusion spot has made its debut in the neighborhood. The fresh arrival to Andersonville, called Passerotto, is located at 5420 N. Clark St. Passerotto -- "little sparrow" in Italian -- is a new venture by Jennifer Kim, the award-winning chef who co-owned Lakeview's former cured-fish deli Snaggletooth.
    http://abc7chicago.com

May 18

Updated 2 days ago

Andersonville Midsommerfest To Add Elevated VIP Viewing Area For Concerts

The concerts at Andersonville Midsommerfest are a big draw at the event, but the crowds can cause a problematic quest for the nearest beer booth or bathroom. To help eliminate the issue, a new elevated VIP platform is being added to the North stage. The line-up is diverse at the North stage with such band […]

    Andersonville Midsommerfest To Add Elevated VIP Viewing Area For Concerts
    The concerts at Andersonville Midsommerfest are a big draw at the event, but the crowds can cause a problematic quest for the nearest beer booth or bathroom. To help eliminate the issue, a new elevated VIP platform is being added to the North stage. The line-up is diverse at the North stage with such band ...
    http://www.edgevillebuzz.com

  • Do you really need a VIP experience seeing Chicago lame street fest coverbands? They should pay you.

  • A.S Living and Playing in Chicago

    They do this in Europe to thin the crowding out. It kinda helps but not really.

6 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Need help changing range hood halogen bulb

(Insert lightbulb joke here). Sounds simple, but I have already injured myself following mfr. directions and got only one changed out. Other one won't budge even w/mfr's tool. Maybe I'm not strong enough--definitely not young enough. (No, it's not just a matter of "hold the bulb & unscrew"--these range hood lights were designed by idiots or sadists who hate people who need to cook). I have already injured my shoulder & wrist trying to get the second dead bulb out....

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(Insert lightbulb joke here). Sounds simple, but I have already injured myself following mfr. directions and got only one changed out. Other one won't budge even w/mfr's tool. Maybe I'm not strong enough--definitely not young enough. (No, it's not just a matter of "hold the bulb & unscrew"--these range hood lights were designed by idiots or sadists who hate people who need to cook). I have already injured my shoulder & wrist trying to get the second dead bulb out.
I don't want to go through any apps or clearinghouse websites. I just want someone strong enough to come over soon and do this for a reasonable and normal basic handyman fee. (Abt, the merchant who sold me the hood, wants me to fork over an arm & a leg and wait a week--highway robbery even with a discount). PM me if you can do this.

  • Sandy in EdgeGlen EdgeGlen since 1987

    Never touched the old ones before they failed, but will take your advice. Wonder why they don't make LEDs with that kind of socket--halogens burn very hot and suck a lot of power. LEDs are less delicate, too.

  • Range hood lights? So, definitely not inside oven? If they're not for inside oven use, you can replace with LED. The manufacturer will usually not be selling an LED replacement but you can buy one as long as you match the bulb socket type, diameter/width, length.

    I've replaced an E17...

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    Range hood lights? So, definitely not inside oven? If they're not for inside oven use, you can replace with LED. The manufacturer will usually not be selling an LED replacement but you can buy one as long as you match the bulb socket type, diameter/width, length.

    I've replaced an E17 T6-1/2 with an E17 LED that's shorter (diameter was important but length was not). I've also replaced the two 20W halogen bulbs (G-something, forgot type) under the OTR microwave oven with 3W LEDs. For this one, it wasn't just the Pins that mattered. The size and the shape of the base mattered.

3 days ago

Former Edgewater Alderman and Activist Marion Volini Dies At Age 83

The former Alderman of the Edgewater neighborhood from 1978-1987, Marion Volini,  has passed away after her battle with leukemia. She is best known for officially making Edgewater Chicago’s 77th community, her human rights activism, and her work on lakeside erosion. Volini served under Chicago’s only female mayor and was a important supporter of Chicago’s first African-American […]

    Former Edgewater Alderman and Activist Marion Volini Dies At Age 83
    The former Alderman of the Edgewater neighborhood from 1978-1987, Marion Volini, has passed away after her battle with leukemia. She is best known for officially making Edgewater Chicago's 77th community, her human rights activism, and her work on lakeside erosion. Volini served under Chicago's only female mayor and was a important supporter of Chicago's first African-American ...
    http://www.edgevillebuzz.com

3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

It's Demo Day!

Demolition underway on the former El Pollo Loco/Burger King at Wilson & Sheridan

    It's Demo Day!
    Demolition permits to wreck and remove the former El Pollo Loco (and before that, Burger King) were issued in the past few days and CRG Development wasted no time in getting to work on their new project. The photo above was from yesterday afternoon, so El Pollo Loco might be a distant memory by now.
    https://www.uptownupdate.com

  • Oh mylanta. I have been waiting for this day! Can't wait to welcome all my new neighbors! Who could have ever imagined we'd have a beautiful 12 story TOD on this blighted site? What a great day for Uptown.

  • I like the new build photo. That will definitely help that corner.

3 days ago

Bike The Drive Is This Sunday Morning

Reader Bill Andres sent this to us back in 2008

    Bike The Drive Is This Sunday Morning
    Sunday morning is the one time a year that motor vehicles are nowhere in sight, and it's all pedal power on Lake Shore Drive, for the 17th annual "Bike The Drive." The ride begins at 5:30am, with riders encouraged to join in by 7am at the latest.
    https://www.uptownupdate.com

3 days ago

Former 48th Ward Alderman Marion Kennedy Volini Has Passed

Before there was Harry Osterman, there was Mary Ann Smith. Before Mary Ann Smith, there was Kathy Osterman. And before Kathy Osterman, there was Marion Volini.

    Former 48th Ward Alderman Marion Kennedy Volini Has Passed
    Before there was Harry Osterman, there was Mary Ann Smith. Before Mary Ann Smith, there was Kathy Osterman. And before Kathy Osterman, there was Marion Volini. As alderman of the 48th Ward in the late 1970s and most of the 1980s, she stood up for gay rights, and stood with Mayor Harold Washington.
    https://www.uptownupdate.com

4 days ago

Score ramen and more at Furious Spoon's new Andersonville location

...spot to score ramen and more has made its debut in the neighborhood. Located at 5406 N. Clark St. in Andersonville, the fresh addition is called Furious Spoon. It's the seventh location of...

    Score ramen and more at Furious Spoon's new Andersonville location
    A new spot to score ramen and more has made its debut in the neighborhood. Located at 5406 N. Clark St. in Andersonville, the fresh addition is called Furious Spoon. It's the seventh location of this popular local chain, which serves Tokyo-style ramen with handmade noodles in a colorful space decorated with graffiti and featuring a hip-hop soundtrack.
    http://abc7chicago.com

May 10

Updated 4 days ago

What will $1,300 rent you in Chicago?

1625 W. Rascher Ave., #G (Andersonville)

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3438 N. Seminary Ave. | Photos: Zumper

3340 S. Carpenter St., #2f (Bridgeport)

6401 N. Sheridan Road (Rogers Park)

    What will $1,300 rent you in Chicago?
    Curious just how far your dollar goes in Chicago? We've rounded up the latest rental offerings via rental site Zumper to get a sense of what to expect when it comes to finding housing in Chicago if you're on a budget of $1,300/month. Read on for the listings.
    http://abc7chicago.com

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    $ 1300 a month = $ 15,600 to your landlord and forever out of your pocket. $ 1300 towards your condo or home payment = $ 1300 to you as the landlord. Not difficult to understand. In 20 years you would have paid down $ 312,000 ! Did I mention you would also enjoy an increase in your real estate value. That is a lot of money in your! pocket.

  • If you don’t have the money on hand to start the process (at least half of society and I’m being generous) or the consistent income to maintain it and build an 8 month untouchable emergency reserve on hand, then it’s a non-starter. Plus people pick up and go a lot...

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    If you don’t have the money on hand to start the process (at least half of society and I’m being generous) or the consistent income to maintain it and build an 8 month untouchable emergency reserve on hand, then it’s a non-starter. Plus people pick up and go a lot more than we did 30 years ago. If everything doesn’t go to plan you could end up in the red within 2 years. More variables than not have to be in your favor. I don’t think the majority of society can do it. Wages are the same as they were 15 years ago. It’s only going to get more out of reach.

May 17

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CDOT To Expand Bike Routes In Edgewater

With the Lake Shore Trail ending at Ardmore Ave. in Edgewater and an increasing presence of cyclists on our streets, it has been announced that the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) will be expanding bike routes in the 48th Ward. The news was announced by Alderman Harry Osterman in an email yesterday. In that communication […]

    CDOT To Expand Bike Routes In Edgewater
    With the Lake Shore Trail ending at Ardmore Ave. in Edgewater and an increasing presence of cyclists on our streets, it has been announced that the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) will be expanding bike routes in the 48th Ward. The news was announced by Alderman Harry Osterman in an email yesterday.
    http://www.edgevillebuzz.com

  • d3 NoHo

    ' I seem to recall that some past discussions about bike lanes (thinking about Glenwood in particular) were less than productive when people with strong biases, and not a lot of empathy, weighed in on the discussion.'

  • To the contrary, public meetings about bike lanes are highly productive when people clearly express their strong preferences and opinions so that decisions can be made. In some past meetings there was strong opinion that bicyclists requests and demands neither reflected the general feeling of a community nor were in the general best interest of a community. Democratic decision making requires votes and opinions which some call biases. Empathy isn't a requirement of the democratic process and never has been.

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