11 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

How to get a referendum started?

Would anyone know where to go to get a referendum on the ballot? would it be the City or County? and is there a cost?
Thanks.
I'm going to start a 5 strikes & out petition.

  • Jeffrey Littleton 3rd Generation Uptown

    5 strikes? What kind of strikes?

    I don't know the details but to get a referendum on the ballot you are going to need 1000's of signatures of registered voters in the district/ward/municipality it effects. You will need people, it takes more signatures than one person can deliver.

    That means either you have good grassroots support or...your last name is Pritzker or Rauner.

4 days ago

Updated 24 hours ago

BOOKS

Does any organization or individual take books as a donation anymore? or should they just be thrown in the recycle bin for garbage collection?

  • Teachers are always looking for very specific books, not your trash. We already have plenty on our plate without fielding worthless heavy books from well-intending strangers.

  • Mute Mute Me

    "Teachers are always looking for very specific books, not your trash. We already have plenty on our plate without fielding worthless heavy books"

    Typical. Has no idea what books the op has but calls them trash,worthless and heavy! How teacherly.

41 hours ago

Oct 11

Updated 2 days ago

Package Thief

Package was stole just 10 mins after Fedex dropped it off.
https://ring.com/share/6475734277667887018

    Ring #AlwaysHome
    Check out this video! I just captured it with my Ring Camera!
    https://ring.com
  • Mute Mute Me

    Update? Or is it as i suspect? Camera useless. Doesnt deter anything?

  • House-Frau Homemaker, mom, animal lover

    Yes please give us an update!

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Ravenswood and Irving Park

Hi all, the police and fire department just shut down Ravenswood north of Irving Park Rd (9:15pm Tuesday 11/14) anyone know why?

  • There was a fire in the uniform company in the 4100 block of Ravenswood.

  • I left 4043 Ravenswood at around 10 and saw four ambulances, two fire trucks, and the police car blocking Ravenswood at Irving. Its odd that something calling for that kind of response wasn't covered in the media.

Nov 05

Updated 4 days ago

COYOTE

Holy Sh*t, I'm standing last night on my porch around 10:45pm having my drinks before heading downtown to Gibson's, and this huge animal which I later learn to be a coyote, zipped at 100mph past my house east on Hutchinson.
Unreal.

5 days ago

snow shoveler near Broadway and Wellington?

I'm looking for someone I can pay to shovel our front sidewalk this winter right around Broadway and Wellington. Anyone know anyone?

5 days ago

    The 22nd Annual Southport Holiday Stroll is December 1, 2017
    It's that time of year again! The Southport Holiday Stroll will be held on Friday, December 1, 2017 from 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM this year from Belmont to Irving Park Road. More information can be found here from the Lakeview Chamber of Commerce!
    http://southportcorridorchicago.blogspot.com

Jun 14 2012

Updated 5 days ago

Looking for mechanic for Prius near Lakeview

Does anyone know an honest and reasonable mechanic who works on Toyota Prius? I saw a Yelp listing for Motocare on Western but I don't know anything about them.

  • I've had really good luck with Nal's Auto Repair on Irving Park @ Ravenswood. Check out some reviews:
    http://www.yelp.com/biz/nals-chicago

  • Jeff Avondale resident, avid cyclist

    Green Wheels Automotive Services,
    1540 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
    Auto dealership & mechanic specializing in electric cars & environmentally-oriented vehicles with good reviews

5 days ago

Nov 11

Updated 6 days ago

LOST DOG

A friend lost his dog Armitage LaPorte
Lukey, 5 year old male Shih Tzu
No collar, No chip
If you’ve seen him please
Call Ritilio 773 681-6597
If you call his name, he’ll come to you.
His family really misses him.
Thank you

Nov 10

Updated 6 days ago

Be careful out there today - streets and sidewalks glaze ice

I just returned from being out. I was east of Ashland Ave. at about Fullerton. The side streets and sidewalks are glaze ice. Cars are fishtailing and skidding trying to stop. I tried to stop at one intersection and forget it --- my car just kept going and stopped about the middle of the intersection. It was that way all the way until Western, where it's not so bad, but is still wet and looks icy in places.

Bicyclists are having a very hard time of it. They skid if they try to slow down or stop, and then when they put their foot down they slip.

So far the main streets are just slushy and are safer.

  • catlady for the love of cats, lets get along!

    oh man, thanks for the heads up Beeb! I am one who hates driving in the snow, yes i've lived here all my life but i still cannot do it lol. I shall be driving super slow this evening. Stay safe!

  • Buses were stuck on broadway.

  • Victor Perez small business owner

    If you're in need of snow and ice removal or preventive maintenance call
    312 885 1719
    Reasonably priced
    Quality assurance contracting services llc

Nov 12

Nov 11

Nov 09

Updated Nov 10

Spree of muggings early evening November 8th in Buena Park

CHICAGO - Residents of Chicago's Uptown neighborhood should be on guard after reports of three separate muggings that occurred in just 15 minutes Wednesday night.
The first robbery happened around 7:30 p.m. near West Buena and North Clarendon avenues. The victim said four males attacked him and ran east, toward Marine Drive.
Right after that, another man was reportedly beaten up and robbed in the 700-block of West Bittersweet Place.
Minutes later, the group reportedly beat a 50-year-old man to...

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CHICAGO - Residents of Chicago's Uptown neighborhood should be on guard after reports of three separate muggings that occurred in just 15 minutes Wednesday night.
The first robbery happened around 7:30 p.m. near West Buena and North Clarendon avenues. The victim said four males attacked him and ran east, toward Marine Drive.
Right after that, another man was reportedly beaten up and robbed in the 700-block of West Bittersweet Place.
Minutes later, the group reportedly beat a 50-year-old man to the ground, but he was not robbed. The attackers ran north on Clarendon. The victim was treated at a hospital.
There is surveillance video of one of the violent attacks. The robbers appear to be between 15-18 years old.
I have been in contact with the investigating officers of these incidents.
As I have recording cameras surrounding my estate on Hutchinson and Clarendon,
I will check to see if there is anything that can be helpful to police. I have reported this information to the police.

  • TS

    Thank you for getting involved and being vigilant. I'm not sure why this keeps happening, almost daily, but we see very little police presence in the area.

  • Thanks for your vigilance. My friend and his pregnant wife have a condo in that exact area, and I do worry about their safety going to/fro work, especially since it gets darker outside earlier.

  • Mute Mute Me

    " I'm not sure why this keeps happening"

    what has changed that would stop it from happening?

    "My friend and his pregnant wife have a condo in that exact area, and I do worry about their safety"

    im not sure if a pregnant woman would be seen as an easy target or just the opposite since if caught there are added charges.

    why would anyone want to raise children in that area? Hopefully they dont plan to stay long!

Nov 10

  • We LOVE Basketball!

    Mrs. Edwards is asking for $560.71:
    My students need referee fees to play in the Northside Basketball League for the upcoming season.
    Prescott Elementary School Comment

Nov 08

Did you attend the community meeting Tues Nov 7?

Our apartment building got the notice yesterday too late, but the address on the flyer was wrong: Meet at Broadway and Racine.

Nov 07

Sep 27

Updated Nov 06

Injured goose

Does anyone know who to contact about a goose at belmont harbor missing a foot. It seems to be cast out of the group of geese all by itself.

I saw this yesterday but today saw just one in the water honking like it was in distress maybe the same one? Isnt it unusual for them to be aline?

  • @mute, try calling the alderman, when I needed help with rescuing the injured goose I contacted Tim Cullerton and he worked with me (through a series of emails) till it got helped, the dawn information I got, I got from him. he followed up with her to make sure the goose was taken care of.

  • Mute Mute Me

    Is fullerton the alderman at 3410 lsd?

Nov 04

Updated Nov 05

Smoke Detectors With Cameras!

I have to replace my smoke detectors, so I hopped on Amazon to see what they got. Boy, was I surprised to see how readily available smoke detectors with hidden cameras are! Creepy! Just a warning to all you renters out there. It you feel like someone's watching, they probably are!

Nov 02

Updated Nov 05

Mail Boxes

Where have all the mail boxes gone in Lake View???

  • Actually the post office was honest this time. After work I walked around aND saw all the missing boxes back In my area of lakeview

  • Yves, thus far my weekend has been grand. Hope yours has been as well.

Nov 03

Updated Nov 05

Update on the Garbage pickups

All, when the garbage cans overflowed on Pine Grove/Sheridan/Marine Drive earlier this year, I wrote the aldermen and Streets and San. I got a lovely letter from Str & San:
"My office received a copy of your recent letter...Thank you for taing the time to report your concerns....the 46th Ward superintendent reported that the baskets at these locations will be serviced regularly.... and more frequently."

  • d3 NOH

    Does the ssa fund these?

  • I have received the same response to my complaints to Cappleman’s office in the early summer. A week later the garbage cans were overflowing again, and this continued all summer and into the fall.

  • Nora H 15 year Lakeview resident, member ELVN

    It seems a little better lately let’s all keep on this.

Oct 31

Updated Nov 01

Rental properties in Lake View

Hi! My husband and I are moving from DC to Chicago in April and are looking to rent in before buying. We've never worked with a broker before but think that may be our best option, since we'll only have a day or two to visit and find a place.

Does anyone have suggestions on a broker/agent? Thanks!

Ami

  • Hi Ami, I would be happy to help! I currently live in Lakeview and am also an agent with @ properties. Please feel free to send me an email (ashleydoran@atproperties.com) or give me a call (773-999-3086). Best of Luck!

  • Ami

    thanks everyone for all the feedback and contacts! we'll definitely be reaching out :)

Oct 30

Updated Nov 01

Saying hello!

Hi neighbors! I am a longtime Lakeview resident, but have just now joined Everyblock! Looking forward to meeting neighbors and participating in discussion. I live in the Southport Corridor (which Chicago Mag just declared the Unofficial Empanada District), work in the community as a realtor, and love frequenting our local businesses and restaurants!

Have a happy and safe halloween, and see you in the neighborhood!

  • Mr P Real Estate Broker

    Welcome, you'll love living near the Southport Corridor...

  • Cubbyguy Landlord and Tax Consultant

    Welcome Jen!

Oct 27

Updated Oct 31

The never ending Broadway Roscoe project has just been re-opened!

Just a couple of weeks after they finally completed the work, while leaving a messy trail of tar in our neighborhood after laying down the first coat, and finally laying down the asphalt top coat, they have just cut open 1/3 of the Southbound Street between about Roscoe and Aldine! I saw it coming last week when they made 4 saw cuts leaving a pile of dust blowing in the wind, and now they cut through the rebar and the mess and noise continues!
Alderman Tom Tunney, what happened?

  • Jeffrey Littleton 3rd Generation Uptown

    It needs a road mural.

  • Ed H. 5 year Lakeview resident

    I agree with Bus Pads. Seems like they are at, or very close to, CTA Bus stops. Looks like they also put in cross walks that look like brick (but really are just formed/colored concrete).

Oct 31

Lashes?

First timer, looking for recommendations nearby

Dec 11

Updated Oct 30

One day parking in Lakeview?

I have a friend who wants to come to the city (by car) and go to the museums, theaters, etc. and stay overnight. I live near Broadway/Waveland, in the heart of Wrigleyville and the parking is cost prohibitive. I looked at some of the garages and the one on Broadway charges $45 for 24 hours - ouch! Street parking is limited to 3 hours.
Would anyone know where someone could park for one day and overnight without paying with their life?
I also have relatives who want to visit.

  • the only answer here is spothero...it is simple, almost always significantly cheaper than regular charges and available spots all over city. Or she should plan to come on weekday mid morning and everywhere (except downtown or wrigleyville if cubs day game ) including edgewater you will find open free street parking. If either of those options dont work i suggest she use alternate form of transportation to get to the big city

  • Mute Mute Me

    Just offer someone who.lives there a couple bucks for a 24 hr parking pass. Why don't you go get some from your alderman office?

Oct 29

  • STEAMed About Climate Change

    Ms. Ammons is asking for $990.71:
    My students need engineering and art supplies for an Earth Day STEAM Art Show.
    Prescott Elementary School Comment

Oct 26

Updated Oct 28

The mailbox at W. Waveland and N. Marine Drive - missing mail

I want to know if anyone else drops packages off at that mailbox on the corner and the mail is never picked up or processed? I've had 2 packages missing in the past month that were never processed. Never made it to the PO to be processed. I have to file missing mail reports. Getting so I'm paranoid about dropping off packages at that box.

  • Mute Mute Me

    I thought if a post office was open on Sunday downtown there had to be one open elsewhere

  • Patty swmbo Uptown resident 30+ years

    Li Wright--
    Thank you for providing the specifics for everyone. I've found this p.o. convenient a few times a year for mailing holiday packages and the like. It's better than having to go downtown. Free parking is a bonus.

Oct 28

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    FOUNDATION UNDERPINNING OF AN EXISTING THREE (3) STORY RESIDENTIAL BUILDING TO INCLUDE THE INSTALLATION OF NEW GRADE BEAM AS PER PLANS.

    2642 N. Greenview Ave. Issued October 26, 2017 Comment

Oct 26

Updated Oct 27

Red-Light Camera Ticket Refund

You may be entitled to a refund from the City of Chicago's recent red-light camera settlement. Learn 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
  • I entered three tickets and none of them were eligible. Did anyone else have any luck?

    - Dan

Oct 27

Oct 27

Oct 09

Updated Oct 26

Lost Dog

Missing Dog!

Oct 26

Oct 26

Jul 19 2016

Updated Oct 24

Countertop removal

I'm changing my countertops and in need of someone to carefully remove the granite from our kitchen perimeter and island. We are repurposing our cabinets and will save them for the quartz countertop addition. Any suggestions on cost of this type of service or company that provides this service?

Thanks!

  • Sprovieri does the installation for Home Depot. DON'T do it. They were terrible, screwed up my kitchen big time and it can't be fixed without really having to trash and redo everything. Plus, the installer from Sprovieri stole one of my husband's tools. Home Depot gave him an inferior tool to replace it after he kept on them forever ( because it technically wasn't a Home Depot employee who took it).

  • Oh jeez, this is a post from July? Ah well, my counter's still jacked so my complaining stands.

Oct 22

Oct 18

Updated Oct 20

Residential Snow Removal

My 4-unit building a block from Belmont and Sheffield is looking for a snow removal company for our sidewalk, walk-up, stairs, side of building path, and alley parking spots/driveway. Does anyone have any recommendations? Thanks in advance!

  • Victor Perez small business owner

    Quality assurance contracting services llc
    312 885 1719
    Currently sending out several proposals for ever block members.
    Also, last season we took care of multiple every block properties, children's light house and all of Dream town realities offices and private properties.
    Hope to be of service!

  • please call e-mail me Jerrykorolchuk2004@yaho.com i do snow remowing thank u for contact me .

Oct 18

Police Warn Of String Of Car Thefts Around Lakeview

• The 2700 Block of North Greenview between 18-19 September 2017 from 8:15 p.m.

This article has 11 other Chicago locations (Show)

•1200 Block of West Nelson on 21 September 2017 at 12:00 a.m.

•500 Block of West Aldine on 23 September 2017 at 9:00AM.

•900 Block of West Belle Plaine between 25-27 September 2017 from 9:00AM-

•4400 Block of North Ravenswood between 26-27 September 2017 from 9:00PM-

•600 Block of West Belmont on 03 October 2017 from 09:30AM-10:40AM.

•900 Block of West Wrightwood on 04 October 2017 at 11:25AM.

•3300 Block of North Halsted on 05 October 2017 from 9:30PM-11:50PM

•1400 Block of West Montrose on 09 October 2017 from 1:30PM-7:30PM

•3800 Block of North Bell on 10 October 2017 at 8:00AM

•4000 Block of North Kenmore between 13-14 October 2017 from 9:00PM-

•4300 Block of North Clarendon on 15 Oct 2017 at 10:00PM

    Police Warn Of String Of Car Thefts Around Lakeview
    Police are warning Lakeview residents about a string of car thefts across the neighborhood in the past month. The car thefts mostly took place in the 19th District, which includes North Center, Lakeview, West Lakeview, Lincoln Park, Boystown and Ravenswood.
    http://chicagoist.com

Oct 16

Updated Oct 17

Stolen Packages

In just this past week I have had some packages go missing. At first I thought, well maybe they delivered to the wrong address and waited a day to see if they would turn up. Well the next day I cam home and just happen to see out of the corner of my eye a brown box with a label that looks very familiar. Low and behold there was the remains of my package with no contents inside. Along with a neighbors shredded package and missing contents as well! WTF man!!! I mean they literally opened the box up like 10ft from my door and just left the box there empty and sad.

  • angelranger 47 year Northside resident

    Happened to me once or twice. Now I have most packages sent to my work address. Not always possible I know. Amazon has lockers now around the area, maybe one is convenient for you. It gets worse around Christmas time too. People literally follow around the UPS or Fedex guy and rip off minutes after they leave it on the porch.

Oct 16

Oct 13

Updated Oct 14

60614 / Lincoln Park US Post Office on Clark is Awful, Hiring Carriers Who Can Not Read

I have been calling the Lincoln Park/60614 center for 2 days. The recording says to stay on the line for the next available agent but then goes directly to an off-site "operator" recording that was not answered for at least 4 minutes before I hung up. I was not able to even leave a message.

Yesterday, the mail truck delivered a package on my front stoop in direct sight of any thieves walking by. Obviously, this carrier does not know...

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I have been calling the Lincoln Park/60614 center for 2 days. The recording says to stay on the line for the next available agent but then goes directly to an off-site "operator" recording that was not answered for at least 4 minutes before I hung up. I was not able to even leave a message.

Yesterday, the mail truck delivered a package on my front stoop in direct sight of any thieves walking by. Obviously, this carrier does not know how to read:

1. The sign on the door says to leave packages in the lobby.
2. The address label states to leave the package in the lobby. I now make that part of my address under the house number and street, above the "Chicago, IL 60614".

The package could have even been left behind the noticeable (to the carrier) brick hall wall by the door but out of street sight.

Then the carried LIED; the text sent to me saying it was delivered said it was "Left with and Individual". No, it wasn't. Yesterday, someone did answer at the carrier station just after 5pm saying they were closed.

  • At one time I too thought they were hiring illiterate carriers, mostly because we received so much mail that was not ours. I now believe the problem is that so many carriers are talking on a Bluetooth device while doing their route, and are not paying attention to what they are doing

  • old town 82 long time Old Town Triangle resident

    Always problems with mail in 60614. Call US Congressman Quigley's office (5th Congressional District) . Theres a staff member who deals with US Postal Service issues.

  • Carol K. in Chicago, IL Medical Coder

    Yes, I lived there for 23 years and mail delivery was terrible the entire time. It's not that they didn't see the message to leave the package in the lobby; they simply do not care. I had wrong mail delivered all the time and my mail was delivered elsewhere and...

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    Yes, I lived there for 23 years and mail delivery was terrible the entire time. It's not that they didn't see the message to leave the package in the lobby; they simply do not care. I had wrong mail delivered all the time and my mail was delivered elsewhere and I sometime received it up to a year late. There was no consistent mail delivery time and we would get mail delivered at 8:30 at night. That also happens at my new 60610 address, but at least we're more likely to get our mail and our packages are left inside.

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