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Hey watch out for the large wooden crate dumped under the viaduct on the westbound side. I swear this area is a veritable no man's land where anything goes..

  • Or it could have been a ruse to get someone to exit their vehicle to move the box, and then steal the car or rob the driver.

  • True, very true.. beware out there - ruses abound..

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Blue Bins

Does any one else have a problem with the blue bin pickups. They haven't picked them up 2 times in a row. They are too fussy. First they had the blue bag fiasco and now they are so particular that if there's one small item that doesn't pass muster they don't pick the trash up. i will just have my tenants toss everything into the black trash bins. What a screwed up city!!

  • krw

    Yes, I think blue bins would still work. But I'm sure labeling every product with that symbol (which many already have) rather than those ridiculous instructions would make a world of difference.

  • Thanks, good to know that I'm not the only one trying to do the right thing but having to deal with all the rules. It's not just me, it's having to try to educate my tenants and then of course no control over the blue bins when they are outside.

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  • Much Ado About Books (& A Book Shelf)

    Ms. Q. is asking for $695.42:
    My students need a new library center with small, more accessible bookshelves and clear cubbies to see the books inside.
    James Otis Elementary School Comment

5 days ago

  • Wildcat Soccer Players Deserve Equitable Resources

    Mr. Schlessman is asking for $751.74:
    My students need portable soccer nets because we don't have access to a soccer field for practice, and we are limited to practicing on a corner of grass in a local park.
    Noble St Charter School-Rauner Comment

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  • Permit issued for electric wiring


    1611 W. Erie St. Issued March 14, 2018 Comment

6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Theater events: 2014 dramedy 'Smart People' opens at Writers

...uncle. Artistic director Kayla Adams helms the production, which begins previews Wednesday, March 21, at 1376 W. Grand Ave., Chicago. The show stars Elizabeth Birnkrant as L'il Bit and Artistic Home co-founder...

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...It opens at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 22, at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. $25, $20. (773) 404-7336 or greenhousetheater.org...

...young Trixie lost at a laundromat. It runs through May 26 at the Apollo Theater, 2540 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. (773) 935-6100 or emeraldcitytheatre.com...

...production, in association with the National Performance Network, opens Friday, March 16, at Links Hall, 3111 N. Western Ave., Chicago. See walkabouttheater.org or linkshall.org...

...and illusion. Performances are Friday and Saturday, March 16-17, at the Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph St., Chicago. (800) 775-2000 or broadwayinchicago.com or adamtrent.com...

...Derek Czaplewski with music and lyrics by Laura McKenzie. Previews begin Saturday, March 17, at 6912 N. Glenwood Ave., Chicago. The show opens Sunday, March 18. (773) 761-4477 or lifelinetheatre.com...

...Isle," at 5 and 8 p.m. Sunday, March 18, at the Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. Ticket proceeds benefit Chicago Theatre Workshop. See chicagotheatreworkshop.org...

...each about 10 minutes long) showcasing both fictional and historical women. Performances take place at 4147 N. Broadway, Chicago. (800) 737-0984 or pridefilmsandplays.com...

...their friendship. The show runs through April 29 at Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place, 175 E. Chestnut St., Chicago. (800) 775-2000 or broadwainchicago.com...

...Poetry Slam winner, performs at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, at The Den Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. The Growing Concerns Poetry Collective, made up of actor McKenzie Chinn, poet and rapper...

...premiere, which begins previews at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, at Strawdog Theatre Company, 1802 W. Berenice St., Chicago. The show opens Thursday, March 22. See chicagonordic.org...

...ends up working in a small-town Wisconsin diner. Performances take place at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. Subscription information will be available at (773) 654-3103 or americanbluestheater.com...

    Theater events: 2014 dramedy 'Smart People' opens at Writers
    Four young professionals struggle with romance, identity and careers while navigating racial and sexual politics in "Smart People," Lydia R. Diamond's 2014 dramedy that "taps into the current cultural conversation" to examine the nature of prejudice. Hallie Gordon directs the Writers Theatre production, which is recommended for audiences 18 and older.

  • Rob

    Oh no... the troglodytes who don't go theater aren't going to the theater!

  • The Hammer Telling it like it is!

    That’s not very nice, Rob! You hurt my fee-fees!

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Dead Yellow Adult Cat

There is a dead cat on the North side of the street near Fulton and Washtenaw - curled up by a tree..

  • Jesica Ramos Just one of the neighbors

    There was an older Ginger Cat that was missing I saw posted within the last month on here. Can't seem to find it now, I would want to know if it was my kitty :o( sad

  • I could possibly ID it if there was a picture..a lot of hair, so much fluffy hair..might of passed for a large Pomeranian or a small Chow..looked a little like Garfield

6 days ago

Mar 13

Chiditarod Feedback for Chiditarod XIII

Hi Neighbors,

We CHIditarod organizers are following up this year's very successful CHIditarod XIII with a check in with the larger community. Did you encounter CHIditarod participants this year? Did you visit one of our checkpoints, or the starting line? Any feedback we can incorporate into our 2018 planning? Thanks for sharing!

Dec 19 2016

Updated Mar 13

Large long canopy erected without permit

Has anyone in the area noticed a long canopy erected by 1014 Paulina without any permits in the walkway between 1012 and 1014. It's attached to 1012 and happened within the last few weeks. I was going to mention it earlier but left town on business. Any feelings about it from the community, it has to be 60-80 feet long. I noticed no one has posted anything about this especially when such bold work is done without posted permits.

  • Scott Rappe Architect, Father, Fourth Generation East Villager

    It sounds like what the zoning ordinance would consider a 'structure' and as such would be a violation of the side yard setback requirement. It is potentially a fire hazard as well, depending on what it is constructed of and whether it would hinder fire department access to the upper floors down the length of the building. You can file a report using the City's 311 system and they will have an inspector look into it.

  • 63samchow 5 years in the 1000 paulina area,walking dogs

    Thank you very much for the input. I will do it right now. Thanks again

  • Call the proper building department right away. The contractor will be issued a stop work order and the plans will have to be reviewed and approved before work is allowed to begin again. My guess is if you don't see a permit outside, they do not have a permit. Otherwise, why wouldn't it be there?

Mar 12

spirobolos posted 5 photos to Flickr:

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These nearby schools are looking for financial help on DonorsChoose.org:

  • Building Strong Readers Through a Strong Classroom Library

    Ms. Cross is asking for $476.20:
    My students need high interest books in our library. We hope to start author studies to help foster a love of reading in my classroom.
    James Otis Elementary School Comment
  • Print-Rich Environment

    Ms. Cross is asking for $307.06:
    My students need a print-rich environment to develop their literacy skills. A color printer will enable me to print pictures and materials to support language and reading development.
    James Otis Elementary School Comment
  • Rugby Returns

    Mr. York is asking for $1720.76:
    My students need new rugby jerseys to replace our current uniforms.
    Noble St Charter School-Rauner Comment

Mar 09

Mar 09

Chicago comedy spotlight for Thursday, March 8-Sunday, March 11, 2018

Tuxedo Cat Comedy at Beauty Bar, 1444 W. Chicago, 8:00 p.m. Free stand-up showcase. Tonight: Kevin Iso, Amy Shanker, Audrey Jonas, Bill Gevirtz, Sarah Mowrey, Radu Bondar. Hosted by Tuxedo Cat producer Rebecca Fass.

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Conversations in Comedy: SNL & The Second City at Museum of Broadcast Communications, 360 N. State St., 6:00 p.m. Tour the Saturday Night Live exhibit. Panel begins at 7:00...

The Kates at The Book Cellar, 4736 N. Lincoln Ave., 7:00 p.m. All women stand-up showcase produced by Kelsie Huff. Always excellent...

Tom Papa at City Winery, 1200 W. Randolph, 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. I'm looking forward to Tom...

A Poodle in People Clothes at iO, 1501 N. Kingsbury, 10:30 p.m. Atra Asdou’s one-woman multi-character show. Poodles get type-cast, but perhaps they shouldn’t!

Blanket Fort at The Storefront, Flat Iron Arts Building, 1579 N. Milwaukee Ave., 7:00 p.m. A unique comedy variety show inside a unique space, yes, a giant blanket fort. Every second Sunday of the month.

    Chicago comedy spotlight for Thursday, March 8-Sunday, March 11, 2018
    At Zanies: Gilbert Gottfried, Ken Rogerson and Dobie Maxwell. At the Improv: D.L. Hughley. Louie Anderson is in Skokie and Arlington Park native Sebastian Maniscalco is at the Rosemont Theatre. More details below. Ticket alert: March 18 at the Arcada Theater: Hannibal Buress. Details here.

Mar 06

Bar Biscay opens; Polish Triangle builds on CTA plans; police launch tech center

Bar Biscay is a Spanish brasserie restaurant at 1450 W. Chicago Ave. that features cuisine from the northern coast of Spain and western coast of France such...

A preliminary request to change the zoning at 830 N. Ashland Ave. was requested to accommodate microblading operations. Details to come.

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Design for the Polish Triangle (Ashland, Milwaukee and Division)

...is having a Meet Your Officers event at 3pm March 9 at Dark Matter Coffee, 2521 W. Chicago Ave. The 12th District will be opening a Strategic Decision Support Center, which allows the 12th...

Columbus Elementary School is having an adult dodgeball tournament fundraiser at 6:30 pm April 6 at the school, 1003 N. Leavitt St. Anyone may register a team at friendsofcolumbus@gmail.com.

A March 12 candidates' meet-and-greet, sponsored by EVA and other community groups, features candidates in several races. The event starts at 6:30pm at Roots Handmade Pizza, 1924 W. Chicago Ave.

EVA Board Meeting: 6:30pm Monday, March 19 at Bath House Cultural Center, 1019 N. Wolcott Ave.

    Bar Biscay opens; Polish Triangle builds on CTA plans; police launch tech center
    East Village Association membership meeting March 5, 2018Happy Village, 1059 N. Wolcott Ave.Presiding: Michelle Hayward, VP By Neal McKnight Business Minute Bar Biscay is a Spanish brasserie restaurant at 1450 W. Chicago Ave. that features cuisine from the northern coast of Spain and western coast of France such as Galicia, Gascony and Brittany.

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  • Permit issued for new construction


    1448 W. Erie St. Issued March 1, 2018 Comment

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Mar 01

This Weekend: Come out and Watch the CHIditarod for FREE

Five Star: 1424 W Chicago Ave

Mahoney’s: 551 N Ogden

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Phyllis’s Musical Inn: 1800 W Division St

Roots Pizza: 1924 W Chicago Ave

Cobra Lounge: 235 N Ashland

    This Weekend: Come out and Watch the CHIditarod for FREE
    CHIditarod is Chicago's original 100% volunteer-driven epic urban shopping cart race, charity food drive, costumed beauty pageant, talent show, fundraiser and chaos generator. It's probably the world's largest mobile food drive, benefiting the Greater Chicago Food Depository and the CHIditarod Foundation 's quest to end hunger.

Mar 01

Ludlow Liquors Serves Up Cocktails by the Ounce, and Other Dining News

After a slight stumble involving a chef change, Bar Biscay (1450 W. Chicago Ave.) is open for business in Noble Square. The restaurant, from the team behind MFK, brings...

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Ludlow Liquors (2959 N. California Ave., Avondale), the new Avondale bar that offers cocktails by the ounce and some great food from a separate concept called Old Habits, is now open for business.

Chef Debbie Gold is back on the Chicago scene with Tied House (3157 N. Southport Ave.), which is offering sophisticated dishes like beeswax aged mackerel and milk-braised pork in a beautiful, airy space in the Southport Corridor.

    Ludlow Liquors Serves Up Cocktails by the Ounce, and Other Dining News
    After a slight stumble involving a chef change, Bar Biscay (1450 W. Chicago Ave.) is open for business in Noble Square. The restaurant, from the team behind MFK, brings together the coastal foods of Spain and France, and will offer some pretty awesome happy hour pintxos (Spanish bar bites) between 3 and 6 p.m.

Feb 28

The 10 Hottest Restaurants in Chicago Right Now

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