11 hours ago

4th ANNUAL WGN MORNING NEWS DRIVE-THRU FOOD DRIVE BRINGS IN 7,000 LBS OF FOOD FOR GREATER CHICAGO FOOD DEPOSITORY!

...this year! The five-hour event took place at the WGN-TV Studios located at 2501 W. Bradley Place in Chicago. Viewers were invited to stop by to donate canned goods and other packaged...

    4th ANNUAL WGN MORNING NEWS DRIVE-THRU FOOD DRIVE BRINGS IN 7,000 LBS OF FOOD FOR GREATER CHICAGO FOOD DEPOSITORY!
    CHICAGO, November 16, 2017 - The WGN Morning News Drive-Thru Food Drive held its fourth annual food drive this morning, with donated food going to the Greater Chicago Food Depository (and a portion going to Northern Illinois Food Bank). Over 7,000 pounds of food were donated this year!
    http://wgntv.com

2 days ago

Updated 12 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?

  • I second the idea of OpenBooks. They sell the books in their bookstores and online. Any money they make goes to support their literacy programs for kids. It is a worthy cause and organization.

  • Julie Bean heavy coffee drinker

    Jones College Prep High School
    700 South State

    They collect books during the month of May to sell at the Printer's Row book fair. Proceeds benefit the Jones school library.

Sep 18

Updated 25 hours ago

Relocating to Avondale

Hi! My family of 4 is relocating to the Avondale area and would love some area feedback! We are relocating for the Indianapolis area.

Here are a few things I am interested in :
-art scene (My husband is an artist so I'd like to connect with the art orgs.)
-schools (I have two children in elementary school and are currently homeschooling.)
-dining options/recommendations
-general area/community, and any feedback relating to relocating to the area.

Thank you in advance! :)

5 days ago

Updated 26 hours ago

Act of Kindness Drive

Help Men Without Social Security, Men that have been injured on the job, Family men working Part-Time

  • robin in WRP I support a 28th Amendment 4Free & Fair Elections!

    Mr. Heller - my point was that the definition of "coming here illegally" changes

  • Mute Mute Me

    Finally! A drive id like to support! A red pill drive!

2 days ago

Updated 29 hours ago

Neighborly Litigation (Chadha v. NPES)

Many on this forum talk about litigating, be it for some unneighborly thing or other. Well, here is your chance to read the behind the scenes workings of the Chicago Way in its entirety (link below - get some popcorn and settle in) and VOTE.

This is the culmination of 7 years of attorney fees and a waste of our taxpayer-funded court's time/resources, in my opinion, of course.

Link: https://chadhavnpes.weebly.com/appeal-brief.html

    Appeal Brief
    CHADHA VS. NORTH PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (CHICAGO)
    https://chadhavnpes.weebly.com

3 days ago

Updated 37 hours ago

3280 N. California

Application for a special use to establish residential use and parking below the second floor for a proposed five-story, twenty- five dwelling unit building with enclosed parking.

Anyone hear about this?

3 days ago

Updated 38 hours 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.

44 hours ago

Nov 05

Updated 2 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.

2 days ago

  • Clear Eyes, Full Bellies, Can't Lose!

    Mr. Reid is asking for $1495.29:
    My students need nutritious snacks, tissue paper and paper towels so they can focus on their learning and not worry about their basic needs throughout the day, or once they go home.
    Lane Technical College Prep High School Comment

3 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?

3 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 3 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

6 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Catalytic Converter Stolen

Hey neighbors, just letting you know that my catalytic converter was stolen off my Jeep parked on Mozart. I filed a police report, but I wanted you all to be on the lookout. There has been a wave of this crime on the NW side

  • MetroCyclist Food Crazy 9YR Inde Park/Albany Park Resident.

    Kittyhop in Logan Square, I was standing at my rear kitchen window while on an important phone call, when I saw the perpetrator inside my truck. I yelled out as loud as I could and pounded on my window, which startled both the customer service representative and the a-hole in...

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    Kittyhop in Logan Square, I was standing at my rear kitchen window while on an important phone call, when I saw the perpetrator inside my truck. I yelled out as loud as I could and pounded on my window, which startled both the customer service representative and the a-hole in my truck. I ran out my backdoor towards my truck when he ran down the alley while clutching his, what looked like, a gun peering out of his shirt. I had left my vehicle unlocked (not any more), just to avoid damage to my vehicle in situations like this.

  • WOW!!That is quite something...and yes, scary that he might have had a gun....

    (The guy from the service that jumped my car today had a gun in his belt..that ISN"T why I gave him a tip however...)< that's a joke...but he did have a gun..

4 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Letters to Santa is back!

Once again, our Letters to Santa program is back for the 16th year running. We are down to less than 500 now, so if you would like to order any, please do so soon. You can send us an email with your order to directeffect@ameritech.net

You can see the program in action via our Facebook here.

https://www.facebook.com/directeffectcharity/

Thanks EB!

  • Please remember to include your mailing address in email. Thanks!

5 days ago

Updated 5 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 5 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 09

Updated 5 days ago

Paint thinner smell

our house started smelling very strongly of paint thinner yesterday. We had the gas company come by and they did find a small leak in the dryer connections and they capped it off. We aired out the house and hoped it would clear. This morning the strong smell is back again. They are digging up the sewers near us and I'm wondering if that has anything to do with it. Is anyone else having this problem? We are near Addison and kedzie.

5 days ago

6 days ago

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 05

Updated Nov 09

Lost Cat - Siemese

Chloe has been missing since Friday 11/3.
Last seen on N Avers Ave and W George St.
She is very sweet, but probably scared. She has blue eyes and a pink collar.
Please call with any information!
She is very missed, Thank you!

  • Jen Baron JBaron

    Oh I cannot tell you how happy I am for you all!!! This is awesome news!!! Thanks for keeping us posted. I'm sure we will all sleep well tonight now! ;) Cheers!

  • Such good news! Glad she's safe at home again

Nov 09

  • Permit issued for reinstate revoked pmt

    Reinstatement of permit #100656267 to erect seasonal air-supported membrane fabric dome and accompanying frame tent to enclose soccer practice facility. dome installation: 11/01/2017 and removal: 04/01/2018

    3626 N. Talman Ave. Issued November 6, 2017 Comment

Nov 09

Nov 05

Updated Nov 08

Potential Gunshots Near George and Troy

I'm at George and Troy and just heard what sounded like 5 shots a few blocks northeast of me. Anyone else hear anything? I called 911 to be safe.

  • I don't know the exact time, because the 911 call doesn't show up in my call log for some reason. It was Sunday, November 5th, late morning/early afternoon. Based on the accounts of others, it sounds like it was near Wellington and Albany. I could hear it a few blocks away at George and Troy because I was outside. My wife was inside and didn't hear anything.

  • My phone log for 911 call is for 12:53 pm on Sunday, I'd say that was about 3 minutes after we heard the shots. We were outside and it was like it was next to us. My husband was inside digging around in the basement and didn't hear a thing. Go figure.

    Incidentally, I did not hear the gunshots from Saturday morning, though I wish I had, I would've called those in too.

Nov 08

Updated Nov 08

    Construction begins on battered stretch of Milwaukee
    It took almost 10 years, but road reconstruction has begun on a battered and bumpy stretch of Milwaukee Avenue in the Avondale neighborhood on the Northwest Side. The delay on this and other projects citywide can be traced to state and federal budget issues, one city official said this week.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com
  • This stretch of Milwaukee is in a deplorable condition. Can't wait till its finished.

Nov 02

Updated Nov 08

Windy City Playhouse

Two years ago someone posted about seeing a play at Windy City Playhouse. I checked them out and decided to buy a seasons pass. Every play I see there is better than the last. The prices are cheaper than down town at Goodman ( also had seasons pass there ), the seats are roomy & comfortable with a little table for your cocktail, there is free parking right outside. You can eat at Leader Bar or Pitchfork and walk over to the play. The acting is superb. The plays are all awesome. I just saw "Becky Shaw" tonite and loved it. if your into live plays at smaller venues check this place out. All around a great night out.

  • Been there once a while back, thoroughly enjoyed the experience & acting. I should go back soon again!

  • Nick in Irving Park Condo Owner

    Chris Jones (Tribune theater critic) wrote that with "Becky Shaw" the theater looked to be hitting its stride as a neighborhood playhouse. He pointed out that some of their productions were pretty dreary in terms of subject matter. I was not enthusiastic about many of their early productions, but I look forward to the shows they have scheduled. My wife and I are eager to go and I'll be purchasing tickets.

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 06

Hello,

I am looking for a nanny for my baby girl

Nov 04

Updated Nov 06

Shots fired

Around 4:43am there were three shots fired...about 30sec later 2 more shots were fired by Small Bar. Police were looking around but haven't found anything. I heard the first three shots got up and the next two were shot. Couldnt see them but very loud.

  • correction - probably near 3000 N Albany - at Wellington, by the bar.

  • Wellington and Albany. Shots were fired again yesterday at 12:30pm. They found casings from the bullets.

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!

Oct 31

Updated Nov 05

Stolen Dog at Addison/Damen

Stolen dog in North Center (Addison/Damen)! My colleague just got footage from a neighbor's home security of someone walking off with her dog - taken from her fenced in yard. If you live in the area please be on the look out for this sweet pup.

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 05

PUPPETS IN PROGRESS event Hairpin Lofts Arts Center SUNDAY 11/5 5-8pm 2810 N Milwaukee Ave

Working on Puppets? This sounds interesting. Sunday 11/5 @Hairpin Arts Center 2810 N Milwaukee Ave 2nd Fl. Community TIF $ helped fund redevelopment Hairpin Lofts
https://chicago.everyblock.com/events/nov05-puppets-progress-8369581/

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.

Nov 02

Updated Nov 04

Broken car window

A day late asking .... came out at 6:30 am to find my car window on driver's side had been busted in. Nothing stolen (not that there was anything), just really irritating. Wondering if anyone else in area had same experience? Happened on Francisco between Belmont & Elston.

  • Was this Halloween night?

  • Yes, unfortunately. I have lived in Chicago for 15 years .... 2.5 in this neighborhood and have never had any issues.

  • It was a group of neighborhood teenage kids who busted car windows on multiple vehicles with a baseball bat on Halloween night. If anyone else had their windows busted in the Avondale neighborhood or by the Target on Addison near Sacramento park send me a private message and I’ll pass along the information I have.

Nov 01

Updated Nov 03

Belmo t & Kedzie area

Does any one know who to talk with about cleaning up tbe under pass by Belmont & Kedzie.I walk every day to train & home.It is getting dirtier & dirtier each day.Someone dumped a load of clothes now you walk in street or over the pile. I have lived in area for 40 some years & this is the worst its ever been. Needs to be cleaned before bad weather starts.

Nov 02

Updated Nov 03

Gunshots two nights in a row?

Did anyone hear gunshots two nights in a row near Barry and Sawyer/Kedzie (guessing)? We first heard it on Oct 31 @ 7pm and then again Nov 1 @ 11pm. Same direction and the same noise level which I'm guessing it was a similar distance away. My partner was parking our car and it was so close that he drove around before coming home.

  • We thought we heard something. I didn't hear the first one (my Husband did) but we both heard the 11pm Nov 1st. I didn't think it sounded like a gunshot at all but he thought it could have been a single gunshot which seems odd. Near sawyer and Kedzie,

  • I had not heard the shots nor heard of them. Thank you for the heads up....I will reach out to the CAPS office and see if they have any information.

  • We were on Troy halloween night close to Barry and I heard them, couldn't tell if gunshots or fireworks, though leaning towards gunshots. The sound must have bounced off the buildings, because to me it sounded like it came from Barry and Albany.

Nov 02

4th annual WGN Morning News Drive-Thru Food Drive Thursday, November 16 at WGN-TV studios

...10am. The five-hour event will take place at the WGN-TV Studios located at 2501 W. Bradley Place in Chicago. WGN-TV is inviting viewers to stop by to donate canned goods and...

    4th annual WGN Morning News Drive-Thru Food Drive Thursday, November 16 at WGN-TV studios
    CHICAGO, November 2, 2017 - The WGN Morning News Drive-Thru Food Drive is having its fourth annual food drive, with all donated food going to the Greater Chicago Food Depository, on Thursday, November 16 from 5-10am. The five-hour event will take place at the WGN-TV Studios located at 2501 W.
    http://wgntv.com

Nov 02

FREE- TUITION Scholarship!

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Nov 02

FREE-TUITION Scholarship

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Oct 25

Updated Nov 02

Gutter replacements

Hi,
Looking to replace our gutters on our 2 flat, that have been damaged by ice dams in previous winters. Looking for recommendations on contractors for this- google search is a little generic with a lot of clutter, always prefer word of mouth : )

thanks!

  • Inexpensive route will be AAA Roofing. They sub out the work to a low bidder. So, if you know how the gutters should be installed properly, AAA is a good route.

  • Michael Stanek co-op housing resident

    Peter Scobelski 773-415-1552 can be hard to get because he's in high demand for his excellent, affordable work - siding and gutters. definitely worth getting a bid from him.

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