4 hours ago

concern about safety

There is an urgent need for adequate lighting on the North side of the 606 at Bloomingdale and Western. The pavement is very uneven and dangerous to pedestrians. Also any traffic coming from the East trying to merge onto Western cannot see what's coming from northbound traffic on Western. There should be a way for cars to see what's coming on Western, in order to merge without blocking the crosswalk or entering Western since that's very dangerous to the moving cars on Western as well.

3 days ago

Updated 32 hours ago

Lost Dog!

Our dog Lola ran away this afternoon. She is an Australian Shepard/Cattle Dog mix. She is all black with a white chest. She is wearing a bright pink collar. We love and miss her very much and would like her to return home as soon as possible. If you see her, please contact me 815-600-4085

2 days ago

Found Female Chihuahua

Found near the intersection of Honore and Wood Street yesterday (11/14) evening.

Please contact My Vet Animal Hospital if you recognize this little lady or if she belongs to you. (773)235-8387.

2 days ago

The Comedy Clubhouse's "Wishin Control" is a Critic's Pick.

The Comedy Clubhouse, that purple building on Ashland just south of North Ave, just opened with their Main Stage Theatrical, Wishin Control. It was reviewed this past weekend and got the critic's pick:

http://perform.ink/review-wishin-control-comedy-clubhouse/

    Review: WISHIN' CONTROL at The Comedy Clubhouse | PerformInk
    By Jonald Jude Reyes When problems grow weary on a person's mind, sometimes the last string of hope is to just wish. "I wish I would win the lotto," or "I wish the right person would come along," or "I wish Kevin James would make another Mall Cop!"
    http://perform.ink

2 days ago

    Protect Rental Property Assets with an LLC
    Real Estate has always been considered a safe investment since the supply is finite and the demand grows with the population. Even though we have seen some swings in the real estate market over the past decade, the theory still is held true by many.
    http://illinoisestateplanning.blogspot.com

2 days ago

  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    REPAIR\REPLACE A TOTAL OF 4 LINTELS ON THE NORTH & SOUTH ELEVATIONS. 2 LINTELS ARE 4'-6" & 2 LINTELS ARE 2'-6" WITH SAME LIKE AND KIND.

    1600 N. Marshfield Ave. Issued November 13, 2017 Comment

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3 days ago

Nov 12 2014

Updated 4 days ago

Share Christmas/ Sponsoring a child or family

Hello!

Does anyone know of any good local organizations that have a share Christmas program; meaning any program where you are able to donate gifts, and/or sponsor a family/child for Christmas?

Thanks!

  • Try Whole Foods. They have a giving tree and you register to receive a family or person in need through local charities and programs.

  • Hello we are a family of four in need of help for the holidays this year. I have two children and my grandma with me. Its been a rough end of the year for us we are struggling with food and clothing. Please I would really appreciate any info. Thank you.

4 days ago

5 days ago

  • Rowe Elementary School reviewed by a parent

    My child attended this school 6 yrs and our experience was amazing, this is one school where you feel like a part of whole. Open door polices, with teachers or the principal at all times, any issues you may have are address right in the momont & not put off, I loved that about the school, and the strong academic foundation my child received at Rowe I feel has set her up for success.

    Rowe Elementary School (1424 N Cleaver St) Published on GreatSchools November 11, 2017 Comment

5 days ago

6 days ago

  • Permit issued for signs

    EAST WALL REMOVE OLD VINYL FROM WALL AND REPLACE WITH NEW VINYL (MURAL)

    1735 N. Ashland Ave. Issued November 9, 2017 Comment
  • Permit issued for signs

    NORTH WALL REMOVE OLD VINYL ON WALL AND REPLACE WITH NEW VINYL (MURAL)

    1735 N. Ashland Ave. Issued November 9, 2017 Comment
  • Permit issued for signs

    NORTH TOWER REMOVE OLD VINYL FROM WALL AND REPLACE WITH NEW VINYL (ON-PREMISE)

    1735 N. Ashland Ave. Issued November 9, 2017 Comment
  • Permit issued for signs

    EAST TOWER REMOVE OLD VINYL FROM WALL AND REPLACE WITH NEW VINYL (ON-PREMISE)

    1735 N. Ashland Ave. Issued November 9, 2017 Comment
  • Permit issued for signs

    SOUTH WALL REMOVE OLD VINYL FROM WALL AND REPLACE WITH NEW VINYL (MURAL)

    1735 N. Ashland Ave. Issued November 9, 2017 Comment

Nov 10

trying to improve safety in our neighborhood

Hello, I was just on of the people robbed by armed men the other evening (near Pulaski park) and I wanted to share with you a message I sent to Alderman Hopkins. I hope that others too will reach out to city officials. These crimes that are happening day and night here need to be stopped. The criminals have zero fear raiding our neighborhoods and terrorizing residents and I hope that we can change that, NOW!

"Hello, I was held...

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Hello, I was just on of the people robbed by armed men the other evening (near Pulaski park) and I wanted to share with you a message I sent to Alderman Hopkins. I hope that others too will reach out to city officials. These crimes that are happening day and night here need to be stopped. The criminals have zero fear raiding our neighborhoods and terrorizing residents and I hope that we can change that, NOW!

"Hello, I was held up by gunmen the other evening returning from work in front of my building just upon exiting the car. I filed a police report and learned from the police and others that mine was not the only incident that night. It seems in a span of a couple of hours these men targeted several people. The incident was terrifying and it was also brought to my attention that the police do not have the forces they need on the street overnight to do their jobs. Also, I also learned recently that they are often told not to chase to apprehend criminals. What are they to do? If the police have their hands tied these criminals know that they can terrorize the unarmed public and do basically whatever they want! It's awful! Also, I had noticed for some time that my street and general area here is quite dark at night. Are there any plans for added lighting or perhaps type of lighting for this area? Thank you very much. I am grateful that I only had to give up some of my belongings to spare my life but I am not the only one who works the second or third shift in this city and not every crime ends without violence. Please help to make the neighborhood safer, day AND night. Not everyone can stay barricaded inside overnight as residents have suggested I do, nor should we have to accept and tolerate that criminals have free reign of the streets just because the sun goes down. Thank you very much for your time. Please advise me if I can be of any assistance in this."

Dec 30 2015

Updated Nov 09

Red light violation: Division/Damen

Neighbors, has anyone else received a red light violation from turning south and Damen from heading east on Division? I stopped at the light, had my blinker on, then turned. A few weeks later I got a red light violation. There is no "no turn on red" sign so I am stumped.

I tried to fight it with the city with the pictures of the intersection and they declined my contest without any explanation. This seems like a total scam.

Any tips or advice for fighting this?

Any

Nov 09

Pet Family Photos with Santa Holiday Bazaar

Please join Whiskers & Tails for their 1st ever "Pet Family Photos with Santa Holiday Bazaar" event on Sunday, Nov 26th from 12p-3p at Chicago Party Animals Loft Venue located at 1133 W Fulton Market, Chicago, IL 60607

We are so excited that Santa is coming to town and will be making his way to the Whiskers & Tails event. So here's your chance, and your pets chance, to take a family photo with him for a $10.00 donation. *Photos...

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Please join Whiskers & Tails for their 1st ever "Pet Family Photos with Santa Holiday Bazaar" event on Sunday, Nov 26th from 12p-3p at Chicago Party Animals Loft Venue located at 1133 W Fulton Market, Chicago, IL 60607

We are so excited that Santa is coming to town and will be making his way to the Whiskers & Tails event. So here's your chance, and your pets chance, to take a family photo with him for a $10.00 donation. *Photos are a Digital File that will be emailed

Please note the following pet photo family times and safety guidelines:

CAT PHOTOS will be taken from 12:00pm - 1:00pm. All cats must come in carriers and have a leash and harness on during the photo.
DOG PHOTOS will be from 1:30pm - 3:00pm. All dogs must be on a secured leash, no breakaways.
*You must be able to control your pet at all times. All vaccinations must be up to date. Please only bring your pet if he/she would be comfortable in this environment. Santa Photos are fun, but we don't want anyone's pet family to be in stress.

Santa will also make personalized short videos for a $3.00 donation for any of your loved ones that may be naughty or nice and you think need to know that Santa is watching.

Besides Santa, we will also be selling some homemade craft gifts (cat toys, universal cat/dog beds, baked goods, etc). We will have a complimentary buffet Sponsored by our friends, The Halal Guys Skokie (3616 Touhy Ave Skokie IL 60076), and a cash bar.

100% of the proceeds of this event goes to Whiskers & Tails Rescue Foundation, which helps us to continue our mission to help the cats in Chicago.

Nov 09

Ada Street’s Owners to Open a Sibling Restaurant/Bar Off Elston

...Street back in 2012. The group will open a new bar/restaurant, Fort Willow at 1721 N. Elston Avenue in late December, according to a news release. They’ll serve dinner and weekend brunch...

    Ada Street's Owners to Open a Sibling Restaurant/Bar Off Elston
    DMK Restaurant Group is betting hard on the Elston Corridor, north of North Avenue where it opened Ada Street back in 2012. The group will open a new bar/restaurant, Fort Willow at 1721 N. Elston Avenue in late December, according to a news release.
    https://chicago.eater.com

Sep 20

Updated Nov 09

Warning: A look out for two men, two white cars:

Hello neighbors: Something to look out for in near Damen / Thomas / Hoyne /Haddon areas of 60622: This evening while I was walking my dog, a man in a white Volkswagen sedan moved his car up to block the crosswalk I was trying to cross. He was looking straight at me and jerking off. Appalled, I turned and walked the other way. Then I get to my house not even a block away and another different man in a...

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Hello neighbors: Something to look out for in near Damen / Thomas / Hoyne /Haddon areas of 60622: This evening while I was walking my dog, a man in a white Volkswagen sedan moved his car up to block the crosswalk I was trying to cross. He was looking straight at me and jerking off. Appalled, I turned and walked the other way. Then I get to my house not even a block away and another different man in a white Nissan sedan is doing the same thing in his car in front of my house not even 5 minutes later. Two different dudes, two different white cars within less than a block away from each other. I did not have my phone on my so I did not call the police to report either incident and I was too grossed out to go back out the car parked in front of my house to get the plate number. If you are in this zone of 60622, perhaps keep an eye out and be safe.

  • Mute, according to Illinois Statutes and City Ordinance no matter what size of taser it is considered possession of a weapon. But a small pocket size taser or mace would be a misdemeanor. But I don't know any Police Officer that would charge you if you were being attacked and...

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    Mute, according to Illinois Statutes and City Ordinance no matter what size of taser it is considered possession of a weapon. But a small pocket size taser or mace would be a misdemeanor. But I don't know any Police Officer that would charge you if you were being attacked and you used it. Mace is sold practically everywhere. You want to get the stream and not the spray. The stream does exactly that. The spray goes all over and could spray an innocent. The stream is like a water hose and goes directly at your target. There is a saying that says it is better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6. The mace sells for about $10 to $15. I don't think you are the kind of person that would be walking down the street and be subject to stop and frisk. It is better to be safe than sorry. If you were my sister I wouldn't hesitate to get her both to protect herself. Stay safe Mute

  • Chizzam Neighborhood watch

    Take your CCL class and start protecting yourselves.

Nov 09

Backed into my truck

Hi last Saturday Night or Sunday sometime someone backed into my truck a white truck on Huron by Bishop and damage the whole front and so if anybody knows or seen who did it could you please let me know It's not right for somebody damage somebody else's property and get away with it

Nov 08

Armed robbery

My neighbor was robbed by 3 males approximately 12:30 a.m. Wednesday morning as she got out of her car street parked right in front of our building. I will relay the info as best i can. She exited the car, was approached by 1 male, shortish (5 feet?) Who was wearing a Halloween mask, the other 2 pulled up in a car. She was told he had a gun, i think she saw it too, then told not to yell...

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My neighbor was robbed by 3 males approximately 12:30 a.m. Wednesday morning as she got out of her car street parked right in front of our building. I will relay the info as best i can. She exited the car, was approached by 1 male, shortish (5 feet?) Who was wearing a Halloween mask, the other 2 pulled up in a car. She was told he had a gun, i think she saw it too, then told not to yell or scream. She set her bag on the ground, the male frisked her pockets, took her things & jumped in the car & left. They took her work bag, some cash, id & credit cards. She was not hurt- just shocked & scared. They threw her keys on the ground & didn't take her car. She didn't get a good look/description of the males or car. It happened very quick. She filed a police report. This happened 1253 n cleaver, at Potomac & cleaver. Maybe a neighbor has cameras that caught something? Just be aware, keep your heads up neighbors, take care!

Nov 08

Nov 07

Congratulations to Lincolnway Community Bank ...

Congratulations to Lincolnway Community Bank on their Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony today! Be sure to visit their new location at 1621 N. Ashland.

    Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber
    Congratulations to Lincolnway Community Bank on their Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony today! Be sure to visit their new location at 1621 N. Ashland.
    https://www.facebook.com

Nov 07

Nov 07

Nov 03

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    EXTERIOR WALL REPAIRS, INTERIOR ALTERATIONS TO AN EXISTING 3 STORY BRICK BUILDING WITH REPLACEMENT OF EXISTING 2 STORIES WOOD DECK WITH NEW METAL DECK WITH SAME SIZE AND LOCATION AS PER PLANS. THE SCOPE OF WORK INCLUDE: ARCHITECTURAL, PLUMBING, HVAC & ELECTRIC. CURRENT USE: RESIDENTIAL 3 D.U.

    1622 W. Le Moyne St. Issued November 1, 2017 Comment

Nov 03

Nov 02

FREE- TUITION Scholarship

Always dreamed of Catholic school for your child but thought you couldn’t afford it? Now you can with the NEW TUITION FREE SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY. Please click the link bellow to receive more information.

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Oct 30

Chicago comedy spotlight for Oct. 30-Nov. 5

Group Improvised Comedy at Comedy Clubhouse, 1462 N. Ashland, 8:00 p.m. Long form improv (20-25 minutes) by three teams of up...

VHS Comedy at @North Bar, 1637 W. North Ave., 8:00 p.m. Top comic commentary and stand-up based on the most absurd...

This article has 16 other Chicago locations (Show)

Cocktail Comedy at House of Blues’ Foundation Room, 329 N. Dearborn, 6:00 p.m. Produced by James Allen Kamp, creator of the most excellent comedyofchicago...

Monster Mash-Up at iO, 1501 N. Kingsbury, 8:00 p.m. Improv teams undergo a mash-up.

Chicago Underground Comedy at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont, 9:00 p.m. One of comedy’s most groundbreaking showcases where Cameron Esposito, Beth Stelling, TJ Miller, Dan Telfer, Kumail Nanjiani, just to name a few, got their start. Produced by Meredith Kachel.

Super-Human: Halloween Show at The Annoyance Theatre, 851 W. Belmont Ave., 10:00 p.m. “Seasoned pros take the stage for a night of extreme comedy.”

All The President’s Men at The Revival, 1160 E 55th St., 4:00 p.m. This University of Chicago event is free and open to the...

David Sedaris at The Auditorium Theater, 50 E. Congress Parkway, 8:00 p.m. Possibly the best storyteller in the known and unknown universe. He is a graduate of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Comedians You Should Know at Timothy O’Toole’s, 622 N. Fairbanks Ct., 9:30 p.m. Blake Burkhart hosts Marty DeRosa, Danny Kallas, Joe Kilgallon, Xavier Lamont, Jason Melton, and Taneshia Rice.

Rent Due Comedy Show at Harold Washington Cultural Center, 4701 S. Martin Luther King Dr., 7:30 p.m. Starring Toya Turn Up (BET, 50 Central), Blameitonkway, Darren Fleet (Rick Smiley Show), and Taneshia Rice (Kevin Hart's Hart of the City and The Next Level). Hosted by Radio Personality Zana'P.

EbonyEssenceJet at MCL Chicago Comedy Theater, 3110 N. Sheffield, 7:30 p.m. Tonight's show celebrates the group’s third anniversary.

Stand Up Stand Up at The Laugh Factory, 3175 N. Broadway, 8:00 p.m. With Felonious Munk - see him now! He’s about to move to New York! – with Kristen Toomey, Michael Robinson, Ed Towns, Jake McKenzie and more TBA. Check out the Laugh Factory schedule for more Felonious Munk appearances this week.

Just Nesh at Red Nightclub, 5415 Irving Park, 7:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. Tonight and tomorrow night. Follow link for all show times. Taneshia Rice has appeared on Kevin Hart’s Next Level and Hart of the City, Windy City Live, and toured the country with Dick Gregory.

Michael Issac: Making It Happen In Chicago at The Harris Theater, 205 E. Randolph, 8:00 p.m. Michael Issac films his first comedy special. He is a Zanies...

The Lincoln Lodge at Under the Gun Theatre, 956 W. Newport, 8:00 p.m. This famed stand-up showcase is now headquartered at Under the Gun with shows on Friday and Saturday nights.

Edgar Allan Poeprov at The Cornservatory, 4210 N. Lincoln Ave., 11:00 p.m. “Edgar Allan Poeprov is a fully poeduced, poefessionally impoevised play based on the life and works of Edgar Allan Poe.”

Alan Alda at the Chicago Humanities Festival at Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn, 2:00 p.m. Alan Alda (M*A*S*H, Scientific American Frontiers) and biologist...

House Party: Sunday Night Improv at ComedySportz, 929 W. Belmont, 7:00 p.m. Three house teams perform "scenes, songs, and games."

    Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, October 30-November 5, 2017
    In town: Paula Poundstone, Denis Leary, Toya Turn Up, Darren Fleet, Zainab Johnson, Nick Swardson, Dana Gould, and Alan Alda. The cast of Superior Donuts is here: Maz Jobrani, Jermaine Fowler, David Koechner, Maz Jobrani and Rell Battle. Returning to comedy hometown Chicago: Michael Palascak, David Sedaris (Art Institute grad) and David Koechner.
    http://www.chicagonow.com

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Oct 27

Updated Oct 28

Electrician recommendation

Looking for an electrician to replace an outdoor outlet. Any recommendations? It's a small job.
Thanks!

Oct 23

Updated Oct 27

Extra Storage Space keeping lights on 24 hours a day: How do I report a nuisance?

Does anyone know of a code that requires a business to keep lights on 24 hours a day? I have been going through a lot of trouble trying to get Extra Storage Space (1300 N Ashland Ave) to turn their lights off at night. They recently opened, taking up the entire 2nd and 3rd floor of the building that spans almost a whole city block down Milwaukee Ave, across from at least 2 residential buildings. The business owner said he...

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Does anyone know of a code that requires a business to keep lights on 24 hours a day? I have been going through a lot of trouble trying to get Extra Storage Space (1300 N Ashland Ave) to turn their lights off at night. They recently opened, taking up the entire 2nd and 3rd floor of the building that spans almost a whole city block down Milwaukee Ave, across from at least 2 residential buildings. The business owner said he has to keep the lights on because of code-- to which I suggested motion sensor lights after normal business hours. Just wondering how I can go about getting him to take my request seriously-- anyone know if and how I can report this?

  • LL

    I would worrythat motion sensored lights could end up being even more of a nuisance, with potential for regular off/on if it’s a 24-hour facility.

  • brad, do you know that as a fact?

Oct 26

Updated Oct 27

Red-Light Camera Ticket Refund

You may be entitled to a refund due to the City of Chicago red-light camera settlement. Here is how you can check online to see if you qualify to receive a refund or have your violation debt forgiven.

https://illinoisestateplanning.blogspot.com/2017/10/check-to-see-if-you-are-entitled-to-red.html

    Check to See if you are Entitled to a Red Light Camera Refund
    As many drivers in and around the City of Chicago know, red-light cameras have been installed on many of the intersections we navigate. Unfortunately, many of us know all too well of how they work as you may have received a violation notice in the mail sometime soon after seeing the flash of the camera as you went through an intersection.
    http://illinoisestateplanning.blogspot.com
  • MillieNeon Person

    I got notices from the city that I may be due a refund, and I looked up the videos and sure nuff, the videos showed I wasn't at fault. I sent the required request for a refund with links to the videos and required information. That was months and months ago. Haven't heard a thing from the city.

  • Mute Mute Me

    Lawsuits and payouts take a long time. Its my understanding this is a suit against the city?

Oct 27

Oct 26

Found cat

A gray cat with a little white at the throat and light gray green eyes. S/he's been hanging around my property for about two weeks. Looks healthy and not starving. She's afraid of me but I just put food down for her and she approached and ate as soon as I walked away. Don't know if s/he's feral, abandoned or lost but want to do something. If you've lost a gray cat please reply. I have a photo but won't post right now

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  • Burr Elementary School reviewed by a parent

    My oldest has been attending Burr since pre-school and is now in 2nd grade. Every year, the teachers have been caring, compassionate and attentive. I've seen my child grow leaps and bounds. They also offer many programs after school through JCC as well as many teacher and parent run groups such as sports, girl scouts, cub scouts, you name it. The parent involvement is amazing!

    Burr Elementary School (1621 West Wabansia Ave) Published on GreatSchools October 25, 2017 Comment

Oct 24

Updated Oct 26

Flasher (and worse) on North Avenue between Hoyne and Leavitt

Tonight at about 10pm while walking on the southside of North Ave just west of Hoyne, a man in a black Acura sedan stopped in an alley as he approached North avenue. As I walked in front of his car, I noticed that he had exposed himself (and was engaged in an activity I can't say here). I continued walking down North. 20 feet or so later, he pulls up next to me on North, before speeding away. Gross.

  • Maggiemay 45 year resident @ PP

    Flashing urself isn't legal either

  • Mute Mute Me

    No one is suggesting flashing the flasher

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