36 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

10:30pm ARMED ROBBERY, together with GUNSHOT, at 1850 N Sedgwick

Late evening armed robbery of two individuals walking at 1850 N Sedgwick. Two black males (one about 6’2” and the other with a shaved head, about 5’10”, with earrings) approached victim 1 and demanded all belongings, then pistol whipped victim 1 on the head while also choking victim 1. They also demanded the belongings of victim 2, and when she refused, they fired their gun in her direction. Offenders fled in a grey or light SUV. Victims are ok and reported crime to police.

Police expressed that a high number of such crimes in Old Town (estimated 50) have taken place in the past week.

  • John S. I think your comment is narrow minded. Quite frankly, as a Black woman living in the Gold Coast, I cross the street if I encounter ANY unsavory character - Black, White, etc. I don’t just look for Black men.

  • I agree with Tracey, I always follow my gut- and am not embarrassed to start running if I feel uneasy about someone on the street, regardless of what he looks like or skin color.

10 hours ago

22 hours ago

We deserve more from Commissioner Bridget Gainer

https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/4-cook-county-board-members-missed-25-or-more-meetings-in-past-5-years-survey/ + she's been SILENT on Joe Berrios and on advocating for property tax equity -- all while dreaming of higher office.

    4 Cook County Board members missed 25% or more meetings in past 5 years: survey
    Cook County Board members have missed hundreds of meetings in the past five years, an investigation by the Chicago Sun-Times and ABC7 Chicago's I-Team has found - with four county commissioners absent at least a quarter of the time. Commissioner Bridget Gainer had the worst attendance record, records show.
    https://chicago.suntimes.com

33 hours ago

  • #BLM Radical Love

    Teacher Curry-Neal is asking for $1217.47:
    My students need to read and own a copy of this memoir by Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors.
    Cics-Chicago Quest Comment

3 days ago

4 days ago

Small change purse found at Lakeshore and Division bus stop on 1/18

Just email sbk616@yahoo.com and identify it.

4 days ago

4 days ago

Riverfront office and apartment complex among projects OK’d by Plan Commission

...in favor of a proposed redevelopment Old Town’s Father and Son Plaza at the 600 block of W. North Avenue. Developed by White Oak Realty Partners and designed by FitzGerald Associates Architects, the mixed-use...

Commission approves 12-story, 261-unit building at 609 W. North Ave. The developer of the $128 million project will provide seven affordable units on site and pay $2.37 million into the Affordable Housing Opportunity Fund. pic.twitter.com/QkDQUcotOF — Chicago DPD (@ChicagoDPD) January 18, 2018

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...office and residential complex known as 700 at The River District was OK’d at 700 W. Chicago Avenue in River West. A joint venture between Tribune Media and Riverside Investment & Development, the redevelopment...

...s meeting saw the Commissioners approve plans for a one-story warehouse project planned at 2445 S. Rockwell Street in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood and an amendment allowing the previously approved office tower...

...Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood and an amendment allowing the previously approved office tower at 110 N. Wacker Drive to increase its floor area by 100,000 square feet...

    Riverfront office and apartment complex among projects OK'd by Plan Commission
    While River North's skyline-altering One Chicago Square was arguably the most high-profile project to be approved Thursday by the Chicago Plan Commission, it wasn't the only major development to get the nod. A seven-acre office and residential complex known as 700 at The River District was OK'd at 700 W.
    https://chicago.curbed.com

5 days ago

5 days ago

Old Town’s Father and Son Plaza redevelopment returns with fewer units

...and Son Plaza is back with further changes. The latest version of the plan for 633 W. North Avenue was presented earlier this month at a community meeting hosted by 2nd Ward Alderman Brian...

    Old Town apartment proposal returns with fewer units
    After more than a year of discussions and design tweaks, the mixed-use development proposal for Old Town's Father and Son Plaza is back with further changes. The latest version of the plan for 633 W.
    https://chicago.curbed.com

6 days ago

Lost Dogs Illinois added a new photo.

Lost! #LeRoy #IL (N 2850 E. Rd & E 700 North Rd) Emma - Female Labrador Retriever - Mix. Black. Call 309-824-2503. Friendly. Mclean County. 61752. Missing 01/16/2018. To see Emma’s location on the Helping Lost Pets Map: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/v2/?pID=2149631 More Info, Photos and to Contact: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/petdetail/?id=2149631

    Lost Dogs Illinois
    Lost Dogs Illinois, Harvard, Illinois. 133K likes. http://www.lostdogsillinois.org/ 501 (c) 3 organization. Registered Illinois Charitable Organization. No More Homeless Pet Network Partner.
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6 days ago

The Commuter is the first great movie of 2018

1500 North Clybourn Avenue

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1715 Maple Ave.

2600 N. Western Ave.

150 W. Roosevelt Rd.

7601 S. Cicero Ave.

7000 Carpenter Rd.

210 W 87th St.

600 N. Michigan

100 N. State

322 E. Illinois St.

    The Commuter is the first great movie of 2018
    click to enlarge The Commuter , which is now playing in general release, is top-shelf entertainment, with nail-biting suspense, captivating mystery, and loads of visual imagination. It confirms that Jaume Collet-Serra (, Run All Night , The Shallows ) is one of the best genre directors working today.
    https://www.chicagoreader.com

Jan 13

Updated Jan 16

Looking for an expert tailor or seamstress

I have a long formal gown with lace. It needs to be taken in on the sides. Any recommendations in the neighborhood? I’m also open to going somewhere in Chicagoland.

Jan 14

Police: Woman used stun gun to rob department store

...the stun gun behind, police said. Police said Herbed entered a department store on the 1500-block of North Clybourn Avenue at about 3:15 p.m. last Wednesday. She then got into an argument with...

    Police: Woman used stun gun to rob department store
    A Chicago woman has been charged after police said she held up stores with a stun gun. Police said T'Keyah Herbert is connected to three incidents within the past month, and she targeted the same store twice. On Dec. 26, police said Herbert entered a department store in the first block of South State Street at about 8 p.m.
    http://abc7chicago.com

Jan 14

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Jan 13

Woman charged with armed robbery after holding up stores with stun gun

About 3:15 p.m. the next day, Herbert went to a store in the 1500 block of North Clybourn Avenue and got into an argument with employees before pulling out a stun gun and threatening them. She then grabbed merchandise and fled, said police.

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T’Keyah Herbert of the 2900 block of South Dearborn Street was charged with armed robbery, aggravated assault and retail theft over $300, police said.

    Woman charged with armed robbery after holding up stores with stun-gun
    A 23-year-old woman was charged Saturday with armed robbery after she was accused of holding up at least three stores with a stun gun, Chicago police said. T'Keyah Herbert of the 2900 block of South Dearborn Street was charged with armed robbery, aggravated assault and retail theft over $300, police said.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Jan 13

Woman charged with armed robbery after holding up stores with stun-gun

About 3:15 p.m. the next day, Herbert went to a store in the 1500 block of North Clybourn Avenue and got into an argument with employees before pulling out a stun gun and threatening them. She then grabbed merchandise and fled, said police.

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T’Keyah Herbert of the 2900 block of South Dearborn Street was charged with armed robbery, aggravated assault and retail theft over $300, police said.

    Woman charged with armed robbery after holding up stores with stun-gun
    A 23-year-old woman was charged Saturday with armed robbery after she was accused of holding up at least three stores with a stun gun, Chicago police said. T'Keyah Herbert of the 2900 block of South Dearborn Street was charged with armed robbery, aggravated assault and retail theft over $300, police said.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Jan 13

  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    ADD ADDITIONAL DRYWALL TO COVER THE EXISTING CRACKS ,REPLACE KITCHEN FAUCETS, REPLACE 2 KITCHEN CABINETS, AND REPLACE 6 EXISTING INTERIOR DOORS. ALL WORK SAME AS EXISTING, NO STRUCTURAL WORK. ALL WORK SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS.

    1613 N. Mohawk St. Issued January 11, 2018 Comment

Jan 13

Critics Slam Senior Housing Center After Resident Dies In Elevator

Mildred Wright died in an elevator at Evergreen Towers, 1333 N. Cleveland. Her friends say she was having a medical emergency, but help came too late.

    Critics Slam Senior Housing Center After Resident Dies In Elevator
    (WBBM Newsradio) - The death of a woman at a senior living home has prompted her neighbors in Old Town to demand change. WBBM's Michele Fiore reports. Mildred Wright died in an elevator at Evergreen Towers, 1333 N. Cleveland. Her friends say she was having a medical emergency, but help came too late.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

Jan 09

Redesigned Old Town apartment project to be discussed at community meeting

First revealed in late 2016 as a 14-story building containing 365 rental apartments, the mixed-use project at the corner of North and Larrabee was scaled back to 10 stories and 293 units. It was subsequently rejected in September due to lingering concerns over parking, traffic, and density.

Google Street View The Father and Son Plaza retail strip at 609-57 W. North Avenue.

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The presentation is scheduled for Thursday, January 11th at 7:00 p.m. at the Latin School of Chicago at 59 W. North Avenue. The same project is also listed on the busy January draft agenda of the Chicago Plan Commission. The group is set to meet one week later on January 18th.

    New community meeting set for controversial Old Town apartment project
    After previous iterations failed to win over the local alderman and a number of neighbors, a freshly amended plan to redevelop Old Town's Father and Son Plaza will be discussed this week. First revealed in late 2016 as a 14-story building containing 365 rental apartments, the mixed-use project at the corner of North and Larrabee was scaled back to 10 stories and 293 units.
    https://chicago.curbed.com

Jan 08

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Jan 04

Updated Jan 04

1,000-foot River North tower tops packed Chicago Plan Commission agenda

...apartment project proposed to replace Old Town’s Father and Son Plaza strip mall at 609-57 W. North Avenue was added to January’s agenda. Its appearance is puzzling considering Alderman Hopkins announced in...

...18th include a nine-story, 105-unit transit-oriented apartment development near the intersection of Schiller and Sedgwick in Old Town, a seven-story apartment building proposed for the corner of Chicago and...

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...the site of Holy Name Cathedral’s block-sized parking lot at the corner of State Street and Chicago Avenue, the two-tower plan was first revealed to neighbors in October of last year. JDL...

...the Chicago Plan Commission is scheduled to vote on a new mixed-use development at 700 W. Chicago Avenue. Known as ‘700 at the River District,’ the riverfront project looks to develop seven acres...

Goettsch Partners A recent rendering of 110 N. Wacker Drive.

...the corner of Chicago and Milwaukee avenues in River West, and an industrial warehouse at 2445 S. Rockwell Avenue in Chicago’s Pilsen/Little Village neighborhood...

    River North's massive One Chicago Square project poised for key city vote
    The City of Chicago has posted the first draft agenda for this month's meeting of the Plan Commission and it's shaping up to be a big one. Topping the list of developments seeking the Commission's blessing is River North's massive One Chicago Square project.
    https://chicago.curbed.com

Jan 04

Tonya Harding was a victim too

1500 North Clybourn Avenue

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322 E. Illinois St.

1715 Maple Ave.

2828 N. Clark St.

1471 W. Webster Ave.

150 W. Roosevelt Rd.

Jan 04

Jan 04

Jan 03

Looking for parking near 451 w Wrightwood besides street.

Looking for parking near 451 w Wrightwood besides street. Looking to spend under $200.

Jan 03

Dec 20

Updated Jan 02

Luke Skywalker still has lessons to learn in Star Wars: The Last Jedi

1500 North Clybourn Avenue

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1715 Maple Ave.

2600 N. Western Ave.

600 N. Michigan

7601 S. Cicero Ave.

1471 W. Webster Ave.

100 N. State

210 W 87th St.

6746 N. Sheridan Rd.

4614 N. Lincoln Ave.

150 W. Roosevelt Rd.

5238 S Harper

322 E. Illinois St.

2646 N. Milwaukee Ave.

7000 Carpenter Rd.

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  • Michael Archangel Truth is NOT whatever you can get away with!

    @Phill - Your previous comment was still a non sequitur no matter how you rationalize it.

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 55 + years

    Reid, I love it.

Hello, neighbor. This thread was closed due to violations of the EveryBlock community guidelines, which intend to keep discussions informative, friendly and respectful.

Jan 01

South Side Twins Poised For The Ivy League

The Clinkscales are enrolled at Noble Academy, 1443 N. Ogden Ave. The twins commute from their home in the Gresham neighborhood to Noble via the “El” on the Red Line from 87th St. to the North/Clybourn station, then walk a few blocks over to where the school is located.

    South Side Twins Poised For The Ivy League
    T he Clinkscales twins Darrius and DeVon are the latest example of academic excellence to blossom from the South Side of Chicago as both brothers are set to attend Ivy League institutions in the fall. Darrius, the elder of the two, is heading to the University of Pennsylvania while DeVon is off to Cornell University.
    http://chicagodefender.com

Dec 31

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Dec 13

Updated Dec 25

Calling on Chicago to provide 2200K PC AMBER LED Streetlight Test Block

Chicago is in the process, like many cities around the world, of replacing our streetlights with blue-rich white LED's (BRWL's). At 3000K these lights are at the absolute highest end of what the AMA has deemed safe. Blue spectrum light at night (270,000 streetlights in Chicago) will affect the health and circadian rhythms of people, plants and animals by creating 24 hours of daylight. IMHO, these lights are not only unsafe they are ugly and painful to look at, just...

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Chicago is in the process, like many cities around the world, of replacing our streetlights with blue-rich white LED's (BRWL's). At 3000K these lights are at the absolute highest end of what the AMA has deemed safe. Blue spectrum light at night (270,000 streetlights in Chicago) will affect the health and circadian rhythms of people, plants and animals by creating 24 hours of daylight. IMHO, these lights are not only unsafe they are ugly and painful to look at, just like the new LED headlights...too bright and too glaring. They will make our city look like the frozen food aisle at Aldi, or at best, a Night Game. Chicago owes it to its tax payers, who will shell out $700 per light, to at least set up one test street with 2200K PC Amber LED's. If you would like to see such a test street, please let your Aldermen know. This is a four year roll out and changes can be made before it’s too late. If you would like to view or join our FB Group, please feel welcome. Thank you.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/155084901640186/

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  • Steve Jovan Public Policy

    Starting to be heard?? This is hardly a new issue.
    The one point that public policy analysts agree upon is that there is far too little research on the issue in order to make an informed scientific based policy. I realize that not everyone understands how scholarship works but established...

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    Starting to be heard?? This is hardly a new issue.
    The one point that public policy analysts agree upon is that there is far too little research on the issue in order to make an informed scientific based policy. I realize that not everyone understands how scholarship works but established science is not a function of a few dozen studies that include numerous qualifiers and limitations.
    Let’s invest in the best research that money can buy. Large scale studies which address ALL of the implications of this issue are a must.
    This thread has included claims that can’t possibly be addressed by simply changing the kind of lighting we are going to be using in Chicago.
    The focus of good policy needs to be narrow otherwise you are begging someone to ask you to produce the evidence for any other claims you are making. Ignoring the rules that govern public policy is not going to make them go away. It’s only going to make your agenda harder to realize.

  • RaleighsMa Not fauxraged but may contain typos.

    Vicki, does there happen to be a website as well? I'm not a FBer. Thanks and happy holidays!
    PS: I'm visiting out of town for the holidays and this same issue and ire over the nasty bright blue lights came up (completely unsolicited by me). People far and wide dislike these things for aesthetic reasons, if nothing else!

Dec 24

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