47 hours ago

    Lakeview Man Took "Upskirt" Pic On Loop Escalator, Prosecutors Say
    A Lakeview man used his phone to film up the skirt of a woman who was ahead of him on a Loop department store escalator, police say. John Billhorn, 57, is charged with one misdemeanor count of videotaping through clothes. He was released on a recognizance bond and is due back in court on July 26.
    http://www.cwbchicago.com

2 days ago

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Farewell Dear Neighbors

It’s been a good run here on Everyblock. May you all do well and be safe. Thank you for being caring neighbors.

  • Catbus Philosopher, Third-Class

    Having seen the conversations from other neighborhoods, I'm grateful that our share of trolls and racists was relatively low. Relatively.

3 days ago

4 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

What are these tower things?

Any idea what these tower things are that appeared a few weeks ago? They're south of Belmont, in that open field between the playground and the tennis courts right next to southbound Lake Shore Dr. Just curious.

4 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Goodbye

Sad to see EB going again. Unfortunately, Nextdoor seems to be mostly ads.

Thanks all for your contributions!

Jul 07

Updated 4 days ago

Any good one person veterinarian offices on the north side?

The type where they don't have a revolving door of different vets coming and going and you never know who you are going to see or hear from each time you go there?

Thanks.

  • Alice East Lakeview

    Dr. Mitchell at Pets First on Broadway and Roscoe

  • vh

    Lincoln Park Dog and Cat at 2665 N. Lincoln has had the same two excellent vets forever: Dr. Susan Ferraro and Dr. Margaret Post. Dr. Sue took over the practice from her dad years ago. Even though I moved out of that neighborhood, I trust no one else with my dogs.

5 days ago

5 days ago

Hector Rivera, Age 70, Missing

HECTOR RIVERA, age 70, has been reported missing since Tuesday morning and the Special Victims Unit of the CPD has issued an alert. He was last seen on Lincoln/Montrose. He was wearing a blue polo shirt with horizontal stripes and black pants.

He may be disoriented.

Mr. Rivera is Latino, with gray hair and brown eyes. He is 5'6" tall and weighs 150 lbs.

If you have any information that might help locate him, please call the Special Victims Unit at (312) 744-8266.

5 days ago

Hector Rivera, Age 70, Missing

HECTOR RIVERA, age 70, has been reported missing and the Special Victims Unit of the CPD has issued an alert. He was last seen on Lincoln/Montrose. He was wearing a blue polo shirt with horizontal stripes and black pants.

He may be disoriented.

Mr. Rivera is Latino, with gray hair and brown eyes. He is 5'6" tall and weighs 150 lbs.

If you have any information that might help locate him, please call the Special Victims Unit at (312) 744-8266.

5 days ago

Hector Rivera, Age 70, Missing

Hector Rivera, Age 70, Missing

HECTOR RIVERA, age 70, has been reported missing and the Special Victims Unit of the CPD has issued an alert. He was last seen on Lincoln/Montrose. He was wearing a blue polo shirt with horizontal stripes and black pants.

He may be disoriented.

Mr. Rivera is Latino, with gray hair and brown eyes. He is 5'6" tall and weighs 150 lbs.

If you have any information that might help locate him, please call the Special Victims Unit at (312) 744-8266.

5 days ago

Nanny Share

We are looking for another family to start a nanny share with in Lakeview/Lincoln Park. We have a 9 month old son and are looking to start around August 1st.

Anybody out there looking for the same?

6 days ago

Jul 07

Updated 6 days ago

Update regarding property at 927 W Irving Pk Rd

The alderman's office has contacted me with correct information regarding why construction work stopped at the site. Here's what they say:

" The owner is Dave Gassman who also owns and is developing the property on the SE corner of W. Sheridan and Broadway. I believe they were taking a break on the Irving lot to complete the W. Sheridan/Broadway building. I will let him know that the building is not secured and that there is graffiti that needs to be removed."

This is different info that I received earlier that said Howard Brown had bought the property. Not so.

  • future alderman future alderman

    I CANNOT BELIEVE LITTLETON'S COMMENT WAS CALLED A "personal attack." Calling out elected officials is EXACTLY what everyblock is FOR! so I'm REPOSTING IT because I could just as well have written it myself.
    "There is really only one reason why projects get stalled... financing problem of some kind.

    There...

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    I CANNOT BELIEVE LITTLETON'S COMMENT WAS CALLED A "personal attack." Calling out elected officials is EXACTLY what everyblock is FOR! so I'm REPOSTING IT because I could just as well have written it myself.
    "There is really only one reason why projects get stalled... financing problem of some kind.

    There are other reasons like "Stop Work Order" for violations but no indication of that.

    Why can't the Alderman's office stop playing PR Dept. for sub-par developers like Gassman? Why is his project which is smaller than the one across the street taking longer when it started first?

    Gassman and Cappleman are like two nuts in a shell. The Gassman also pulled out of a project recently at Wilson and Magnolia just saying.

    Rule of thumb....do NOT believe ANYTHING of substance from Ald. Cappleman's office about developers."

  • future alderman future alderman

    cappleman has held the same office for SEVEN YEARS-if his staff doesn't know what they're doing now they never will-but they know exactly what they are doing-if drumpf was a democrat his name would be cappleman

Jul 10

Jun 26

Updated Jul 09

(Presumed) dog walker abusing dog @ Oakley/Addison

This is a copy/paste from Facebook as many have asked that I post this here.

Hi All -
I am desperately trying to get this info out!

Last Tuesday (the 19th) around 1pm I witnessed what looked to be animal abuse in the area by (what I think) a dog walker. I love dogs, especially Golden Retrievers so this was definitely unsettling. As I look back, I definitely should have called 311 or atleast said something but did not want...

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This is a copy/paste from Facebook as many have asked that I post this here.

Hi All -
I am desperately trying to get this info out!

Last Tuesday (the 19th) around 1pm I witnessed what looked to be animal abuse in the area by (what I think) a dog walker. I love dogs, especially Golden Retrievers so this was definitely unsettling. As I look back, I definitely should have called 311 or atleast said something but did not want to cause any more issues.

This happened at the corner of Oakley & Addison. The (presumed) walker came down Oakley towards Addison, away from Waveland, at this point the dog laid down and the walker kicked it a few times. The dog then got up and they crossed over Oakley where the dog laid down again and the walker continued to kick the dog. They then walked down Oakley towards the school/Waveland.

I tried to follow them in hopes of seeing where the dog went to stop by later and inform the owner but unfortunately ran out of space/time and had to get to work.

If you know this dog or the owner, I strongly suggest showing them this video so this doesn’t happen again.

Link to original Facebook post with video here:
https://www.facebook.com/100026762392265/posts/125980974970648/

    John Paul
    Hi All - I am desperately trying to get this info out! Last Tuesday (the 19th) around 1pm I witnessed what looked to be animal abuse in the area by (what I think) a dog walker. I love dogs,...
    http://www.facebook.com
  • Okay moderator. I'll respectfully create a fake account so that I can go and bother people about real issues. How about this I'll trade you. Kick me off and kick that person off. Take the time take one minute and go back and read and you'll see that this is...

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    Okay moderator. I'll respectfully create a fake account so that I can go and bother people about real issues. How about this I'll trade you. Kick me off and kick that person off. Take the time take one minute and go back and read and you'll see that this is a fake profile. Go look at what else they post they're always bothering somebody. I can exit stage left from a forum. doesn't bother me. I'm too busy for this. I thought this was a very good resource for the community. Take it away Tim it's all yours.

  • Tim

    Again, I'm sorry if my words bother you Christina. I'm trying to offer my opinions and suggestions and your words continue to be confusing and full of anger, and I'm not sure why. I think we have come to some good constructive conclusions on this forum.

Jul 06

Updated Jul 09

First Tattoo

Looking to get my very first tattoo and I have a couple requests.

1. It'll be a small-ish tattoo, so where is the best place on the body to get it?

2. Where are the best tattoo shops in the city?

Thanks!!

David

  • Trap Stamps ( small of the back ) are cute.....if anywhere else - remember - if you are fortunate - one day you will be old and wrinkled.....age spots on your arms, upper chest, etc. anywhere the sun hits your body - - - I'm just sayin' . thick twice before you make the leap .......

  • Oh - someone gave me a thumbs down - I was not trying to be mean - I was trying to be informative...... one should think ahead if they plan to do anything to their body - - I have seen many tats that are beautiful - but they do change with age...... as do we

Jul 06

Updated Jul 09

Recos for sports wear store

Hi everybody, I want to buy 2 sports caps for friends. I see sooo many stores around Wrigley. Which ones do you recommend that I shop for the sports caps (Cubs & White Sox); low-priced, not premium priced.
Thanks.

  • Clark street sports on Lawrence near Elston has a large selection

  • John Yeh Lincoln Park Resident

    Dick’s Sporting Goods.

Jul 02

Updated Jul 08

Abandoned construction

For years, an empty lot overgrown with weeds and garbage sat at 927 W. Irving Pk Rd. In March or April, construction started on a 14-unit apartment building. The foundation seems to be in but all work stopped a couple of months ago. Now there is gang graffiti art all over the wall. Does anyone know about what is happening with this? I contacted the Alderman's office last week but no reply as yet. The site is a real eyesore.

  • CT Just a guy in Lakeview

    Does anyone know if this is what happened to the building at the corner of grace and broadway, across from iHop? The ground floor has been under construction for as long as I’ve been in Chicago. I always wondered why they never finished it. Thanks

  • I have been wondering what the deal is with the mostly built, relatively tall building on Irving Park next to Byron's Hot Dogs. Seems like they got 90% done with the new building and stopped. Anyone know anything about it?

Jul 08

Carmen-Winona Yard Sale July 14-15

Time 9 to 2
Where: Between Carmen/Marine Drive, Winona/Marine Drive and Sheridan Roads.
What: Neighbors selling goods from their attics and basements.

Jul 07

Jul 07

Jul 06

10 hot tickets: Ozuna, Dave Bruzza and the 'Tootsie' musical on sale this weekend

• Melodime: 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at Martyrs', 3855 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago: country/rock. $15. On sale now. (877) 987-6487 or jamusa.com.

This article has 6 other Chicago locations (Show)

• Niki & Gabi: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago: pop. $35. On sale 10 a.m. Friday, July 6. (877) 987-6487 or jamusa.com.

• Dave Bruzza, Karl Neurauter: 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at Schubas, 3159 N. Southport Ave., Chicago: bluegrass. $20. On sale 10 a.m. Friday, July 6. (877) 987-6487 or jamusa.com.

...48 performances between Tuesday, Sept. 11, through Sunday, Oct. 14, at the Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph St., Chicago: World-premiere and Broadway-bound stage musical based on the hit 1982 film about...

• Illinois Bicentennial: 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, at United Center, 1901 W. Madison St., Chicago: blues. $50-$70. On sale 10 a.m. Friday, July 6. (800) 745-3000 or unitedcenter.com.

• St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Mattiel: 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, at Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine Ave., Chicago: soul. $32.50. On sale now. (877) 987-6487 or jamusa.com.

• JC Brooks Band: 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at City Winery, 1200 W. Randolph St., Chicago: 1970s protest soul. $18-$28. On sale now. (312) 733-9463 or citywinery.com.

    10 hot tickets: Ozuna, Dave Bruzza and the 'Tootsie' musical on sale this weekend
    Niki & Gabi: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago: pop. $35. On sale 10 a.m. Friday, July 6. (877) 987-6487 or jamusa.com. * Dave Bruzza, Karl Neurauter: 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at Schubas, 3159 N. Southport Ave., Chicago: bluegrass. $20. On sale 10 a.m.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

Jul 06

Jul 05

Folk musician Haley Heynderickx cultivates a different garden

Thu 7/12, 8 PM, Martyrs', 3855 N. Lincoln, $15

    Folk musician Haley Heynderickx cultivates a different garden
    Mama Bird Recordings in Portland, Oregon, has been positioning itself at the center of the transcendental hippie coffee shop scene by releasing album after album of dreamy, meditative folk. In early March they added a new highlight to their catalog with the debut album by Haley Heynderickx, I Need to Start a Garden.
    https://www.chicagoreader.com

Jul 05

    TOD Construction has started at 3200 N. Southport Avenue
    Southport Corridor - Chicago, Illinois. TOD Construction has started at 3200 N. Southport Avenue
    http://southportcorridorchicago.blogspot.com

Jul 04

Updated Jul 05

July 4, near Broadway and Waveland - shots fired or fireworks?

I must be paranoid, but Sometimes those fireworks sound just like shot gun and shots fired.
10:21 pm July 4

  • Tim

    10:20pm July 4th - Fireworks
    10:21pm July 4th - gunshot
    10:22pm July 4th - Fireworks

Jul 03

Updated Jul 05

Catalytic Converter

I'm on Byron, in between Western and Claremont, and when I went to start my car this morning the engine light was on and I got a loud rumble no CR-V should ever produce. Anyone else get the same treatment?

  • Jen Baron JBaron

    Happening all over the city! And they love CR-V's :( It's terrible! So sorry this happened to you. I've heard there is something you can put over the converter to prevent it from being stolen. Ask your mechanic.

  • Mousey Defector

    Sucks. Get this. http://www.catclamp.com/

    Also, Honda owners, do your research what you need to do to keep your tires/wheels safe from theft.

Jul 04

Jul 03

Eyes on the Street: A City Bikeway Versus a Mellow Route

...flatbed truck driver fatally struck health coach Anastasia Kondrasheva, 23, as she cycled north on Damen at Addison. Her ghost bike memorial is visible at the end of this video clip from yesterday...

...3 p.m., which provides a sense of non-rush-hour traffic volumes on the 3500 block of North Damen...

    Eyes on the Street: A City Bikeway Versus a Mellow Route
    Last month I published the Mellow Chicago Bike Map in the Chicago Reader, highlighting lower-stress side street cycling routes, based on my nearly three decades of navigating our city on two wheels, plus recommendations from dozens of local bike advocates.
    https://chi.streetsblog.org

Jun 29

Updated Jul 01

Any recommendations for a top vet, esp for a perianal adenoma?

Thanks very much. Our 11 yr old Maltese has been dx'd with one of these. The biopsy hasn't come back so it might be worse (carcinoma) so we want to get him to the best vet and surgeon.

Jun 30

Loud bang- transformer?

Has anyone lost their electricity in Roscoe Village? Time frame for it coming back on?

Jun 28

Updated Jun 30

'Saw a man casting a big 10 ft.+ fishing NET into Belmont Harbor inlet yesterday. Is that legal?

He was a big guy and even he could hardly manage to unravel it and toss it in the water. As many times as I've been over there and seen fisherman, even those with multiple poles going, I've never seen this before.
Thanks.

  • https://www.dnr.illinois.gov/publications/Documents/00000819.pdf

    BAIT FISHING
    A sport fishing license permits the use of legal-sized cast nets, shad scoops, minnow traps and minnow seines to obtain shad, alewife, minnows and crayfish to use as bait, provided they are not sold or are not identified as threatened or endangered aquatic life. All cast nets...

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    https://www.dnr.illinois.gov/publications/Documents/00000819.pdf

    BAIT FISHING
    A sport fishing license permits the use of legal-sized cast nets, shad scoops, minnow traps and minnow seines to obtain shad, alewife, minnows and crayfish to use as bait, provided they are not sold or are not identified as threatened or endangered aquatic life. All cast nets shall be not larger than 24 feet in diameter or of a mesh size not larger than 1 inch bar measurement. All shad scoops shall be not larger than 30 inches in diameter or of a mesh size not larger than 1/2 inch bar measurement or longer than 4 feet in length. Minnow seines shall not be longer than 20 feet, deeper than 6 feet or contain mesh size larger than 1/2 inch bar mea- surement. Minnow traps shall not be longer than 36 inches, nor wider than 24 inches, nor use mesh larger than 1/2 inch bar measurement.

  • Haaa! In her defense, she was simply asking if it was legal because she had never seen this before. If it was people BBQ-ing or little girls selling bottled water she would not have asked. & she got her answer.

    Good thing is, 95% of the people in here who bothered to read this thread can exit it having learned something new, which is always a gift. Thanks guys, this was fun!

Jun 27

Updated Jun 29

Gunshots

Any heard about 6 to 8 gunshots at around 830’s pm around whipple and Cullom. Police was around the are

  • Heather Albany Park resident, condo owner, cyclist

    I heard that too. Surprised it was on Whipple, which is a block away from me--it sounded like it was just around the corner.

  • Tim

    It's not a UFO sighting...it's gunshots.

Jun 29

Jun 22

Updated Jun 28

Lincoln Ave Jewel – Long Delays at Checkout

Anyone else notice that the checkout lanes at the 4250 Lincoln Ave Jewel have become ridiculously long over the last several months? I’m not complaining against any one individual working there. Just making the observation that the lines have been getting unacceptably long no matter the time of day. Recently waited over 10 minutes at 7am on a Tuesday. This store just never seems to have enough people working the front. Not sure if others have noticed the trend, or if I’ve just been going at really bad times.

Jun 28

    The Denim Lounge for Men is coming to the Southport Corridor
    Roscoe Village's locally owned business, The Denim Lounge is coming to Chicago's Southport Corridor with a second location. The new boutique will be called The Denim Lounge for Men, and will be opening this September in the former SheOne space at 3544 N. Southport Avenue.
    http://southportcorridorchicago.blogspot.com

Jun 27

Updated Jun 28

Male Tabby Cat Found

I came across this little guy near the Cullom/Paulina intersection who seems too friendly to be a stray. Taking him into the vet later to see if he is chipped but wanted to post on here to see if anyone recognizes the little guy.

He's not fixed, has 3 white paws, under 1 year old and extremely friendly.

  • I hope you find the owner! He looks like a real sweetie

Jun 26

Updated Jun 28

A dozen obnoxious teen boys on bikes at Leavitt & Berteau at 1 am

I know it’s summer break but I really wish people would keep track of their teenage kids...there was a huge gathering of loud boys on bikes at Leavitt and Berteau from midnight til
1am on Monday night. They were blocking the intersection, physically fighting each other, and screamed profanity at people who told them to quiet down...happy to call the cops next time if people can’t control their teens and keep them home late at night...

  • Megan, from my understanding if you call 311 in this situation they would tell you to call 911. 911 is for emergencies, yes, but 911 is also for situations that are happening NOW and require someone to respond. So this is a situation where 911 should be called, not 311, even if it isn't an emergent situation. At least that is my understanding from reading EveryBlock for several years. 311 is for situations that don't require immediate attention.

  • Thanks for your reply, Maria. That makes sense. I’ve called 311 to file noise complaints a few times, all while then noise was still happening. They only transferred me to 911 one of those times (when the kids were playing in a construction site) and took down all the information for the other 2 times. The police didn’t respond to any of my calls from what I saw or heard. Just seems like a waste of emergency resources to me but google confirmed you to be correct. Thanks!

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