10 hours ago

Video tours, free rent offers at new Wave Lakeview in Lakeview East

Wave Lakeview, a 30-story modernist apartment tower at 420 W Belmont Ave in Lakeview East, is Chicago’s largest condo deconversion.

The building is in a predominantly residential part of Lakeview East that’s often referred to as Belmont Harbor. The location affords residents quick access to the park, the harbor, Lake Shore Drive, and the miles-long strip of bars, restaurants and shops along Broadway and Clark.

    Video tours, free rent offers at new Wave Lakeview in Lakeview East
    Wave Lakeview, a 30-story modernist apartment tower at 420 W Belmont Ave in Lakeview East, is Chicago's largest condo deconversion. Apartments are available for immediate occupancy at Wave Lakeview, which is nearing completion of a major renovation that includes an expansion of its amenities and all-new apartment finishes.
    http://yochicago.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.

20 hours ago

srboisvert posted 2 photos to Flickr:

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.

45 hours ago

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    THE BUILDING IS BEING CONVERTED FROM CONDOMINIUM USE TO RENTAL APARTMENTS. INTERIOR ALTERATIONS LIMITED TO INTERIOR DESIGN AND REMODEL OF EXISTING RENTAL APARTMENTS. EACH APARTMENT IS TO BE PROVIDED WITH NEW FINISHES, REPLACE EXISTING LIGHT FIXTURES WITH NEW ENERGY EFFICENT LIGHT FIXTURES IN SAME LOCATION, NEW DOOR HARDWARE, KITCHEN CASEWORK, APPLIANCES AND SINKS/FAUCETS, REPLACE TOILETS.THE CURRECT OCCUPANCY CLASSIFICATION IS 30-STORY RESIDENTIAL BUILDING WITH 206 DWELLING UNITS, THERE IS NO CHANGE TO OCCUPANCY CLASSIFICATION. (NO VENTILATION WORK)

    420 W. Belmont Ave. Issued November 14, 2017 Comment

2 days ago

Condo-to-apartment deconversion in Lakeview ready to welcome first renters

The remodeled high-rise at 420 W. Belmont is move-in ready

    Condo-to-apartment deconversion in Lakeview ready to welcome first renters
    With apartments continuing to hold steady as the most lucrative sector of Chicago's real estate market, the complicated process of "deconverting" existing condominiums into freshly refurbished rental units is gaining popularity. One such project in the Lakeview neighborhood is ready to start welcoming its first tenants. Situated at 420 W.
    https://chicago.curbed.com

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

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

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Up to two months free at new Wave Lakeview in Lakeview East

Wave Lakeview, a 30-story modernist apartment tower at 420 W Belmont Ave in Lakeview East, is Chicago’s largest condo deconversion.

The building is in a predominantly residential part of Lakeview East that’s often referred to as Belmont Harbor. The location affords residents quick access to the park, the harbor, Lake Shore Drive, and the miles-long strip of bars, restaurants and shops along Broadway and Clark.

    Up to two months free at new Wave Lakeview in Lakeview East
    Wave Lakeview, a 30-story modernist apartment tower at 420 W Belmont Ave in Lakeview East, is Chicago's largest condo deconversion. Apartments are available for immediate occupancy at Wave Lakeview, which is nearing completion of a major renovation that includes an expansion of its amenities and all-new apartment finishes.
    http://yochicago.com

  • Mute Mute Me

    Probably 2 months free cuz one months rent is equal to 2 months profit!

  • I wonder if any of the previous owners are reading this post? My building is in the process of a deconversion, the building listed about a week ago. Wondering how long the entire process took? Do they feel like it was a good deal? Did the board make any stipulation...

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    I wonder if any of the previous owners are reading this post? My building is in the process of a deconversion, the building listed about a week ago. Wondering how long the entire process took? Do they feel like it was a good deal? Did the board make any stipulation for owners to rent back to the owners if they weren't ready to move?

    This kind of situation is not always ideal if you've paid for and lived in your home for many years. I'm guessing this was maybe the case with some in this building. But if 75% of the ownership votes yes.......well then, you gotta roll with the punches, which can be hard for some of the elderly, disabled, etc, etc, even if your faced with a special assessment. I hope they got a good payout for the % of ownership they had in the building.

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

4 days ago

A spacious one-bedroom model in Lakeview East at Wave Lakeview

Wave Lakeview, a 30-story modernist apartment tower at 420 W Belmont Ave in Lakeview East, is Chicago’s largest condo deconversion.

The building is in a predominantly residential part of Lakeview East that’s often referred to as Belmont Harbor. The location affords residents quick access to the park, the harbor, Lake Shore Drive, and the miles-long strip of bars, restaurants and shops along Broadway and Clark.

    A spacious one-bedroom model in Lakeview East at Wave Lakeview
    http://WaveChicago.com Wave Lakeview, a 30-story modernist apartment tower at 420 W Belmont Ave in Lakeview East, is Chicago's largest condo deconversion. Apartments are available for immediate occupancy at Wave Lakeview, which is completing a major renovation that includes an expansion of its amenities and all-new apartment finishes.
    http://yochicago.com

4 days ago

Tour a G-tier 1-bedroom model in Lakeview East at Wave Lakeview

Wave Lakeview, a 30-story modernist apartment tower at 420 W Belmont Ave in Lakeview East, is Chicago’s largest condo deconversion.

The building is in a predominantly residential part of Lakeview East that’s often referred to as Belmont Harbor. The location affords residents quick access to the park, the harbor, Lake Shore Drive, and the miles-long strip of bars, restaurants and shops along Broadway and Clark.

    Tour a G-tier 1-bedroom model in Lakeview East at Wave Lakeview
    http://WaveChicago.com Wave Lakeview, a 30-story modernist apartment tower at 420 W Belmont Ave in Lakeview East, is Chicago's largest condo deconversion. Apartments are available for immediate occupancy at Wave Lakeview, which is completing a major renovation that includes an expansion of its amenities and all-new apartment finishes.
    http://yochicago.com

4 days ago

Tour a D-tier one-bedroom in Lakeview East at Wave Lakeview

Wave Lakeview, a 30-story modernist apartment tower at 420 W Belmont Ave in Lakeview East, is Chicago’s largest condo deconversion.

The building is in a predominantly residential part of Lakeview East that’s often referred to as Belmont Harbor. The location affords residents quick access to the park, the harbor, Lake Shore Drive, and the miles-long strip of bars, restaurants and shops along Broadway and Clark.

    Tour a D-tier one-bedroom in Lakeview East at Wave Lakeview
    http://WaveChicago.com Wave Lakeview, a 30-story modernist apartment tower at 420 W Belmont Ave in Lakeview East, is Chicago's largest condo deconversion. Apartments are available for immediate occupancy at Wave Lakeview, which is completing a major renovation that includes an expansion of its amenities and all-new apartment finishes.
    http://yochicago.com

4 days ago

Chicago weekend violence: 2 killed by rifle fire, 2 shot on Lake Shore Drive within minutes of each other

Earlier Sunday, a 40-year-old man was shot around 3:30 a.m. in the 3200 block of North Lake Shore Drive in the Lakeview East neighborhood. Then around 3:45 a.m., a 34-year-old man was shot in the 3900 block of North Lake Shore Drive in the Lakeview neighborhood.

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The two men killed by rifle fire were shot by a masked gunman as they left a party in the 2400 block of West 47th Street early Sunday morning, police said. The victims were identified by family as Alejandro Arellano and Angel Rosario, both 29.

The 14-year-old was shot late Sunday night while he stood on the sidewalk in the 10700 block of South Langley Avenue in the Roseland neighborhood, police said.  He was one of three teenagers wounded over the weekend.

Earlier Sunday, a 40-year-old man was shot around 3:30 a.m. in the 3200 block of North Lake Shore Drive in the Lakeview East neighborhood. Then around 3:45 a.m., a 34-year-old man was shot in the 3900 block of North Lake Shore Drive in the Lakeview neighborhood.

    Two killed by rifle fire among 20 people shot in Chicago over weekend
    Two slayings this weekend -- the result of a double shooting with a rifle on the South Side -- bring the city within a stone's throw of 600 homicides. The city reached 598 killings after the Brighton Park double homicide early Sunday, according to records kept by the Tribune.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

4 days ago

Two killed by rifle fire among 20 people shot in Chicago over weekend

Earlier Sunday, one man, 40, was shot around 3:30 a.m. in the 3200 block of North Lake Shore Drive in the Lakeview East neighborhood. Then, around 3:45 a.m., a 34-year-old man was shot in the 3900 block of North Lake Shore Drive in the Lakeview neighborhood.

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Rifle casings litter the ground at the scene of a double homicide in the 2400 block of West 47th Street in Brighton Park on Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017.

He was shot in the leg late Sunday night while he stood on the sidewalk in the 10700 block of South Langley Avenue in the Far South Side's Roseland neighborhood.

Earlier Sunday, one man, 40, was shot around 3:30 a.m. in the 3200 block of North Lake Shore Drive in the Lakeview East neighborhood. Then, around 3:45 a.m., a 34-year-old man was shot in the 3900 block of North Lake Shore Drive in the Lakeview neighborhood.

    Two killed by rifle fire among 20 people shot in Chicago over weekend
    Two slayings this weekend -- the result of a double shooting with a rifle on the South Side -- bring the city within a stone's throw of 600 homicides. The city reached 598 killings after the Brighton Park double homicide early Sunday, according to records kept by the Tribune.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

6 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

5 days ago

Gunman in mask fatally shoots 2 with rifle in Brighton Park

...40-year-old man was shot in the right arm while driving south in the 3200 block of North Lake Shore Drive in the Lakeview East neighborhood about 3:30 a.m. Sunday, police said. He told...

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In the fatal attack, the men, both 29, were pronounced dead on the scene in the 2400 block of West 47th Street about 1:55 a.m. Sunday, according to police and law enforcement sources.

At 3:45 a.m. officers found another man suffering from gunshot wounds in the 3900 block of North Lake Shore Drive in the Lakeview neighborhood, police said. The man, 34, was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic...

About 2:45 p.m., officers were called to the 3900 block of West Van Buren Street on the West Side, according to a police media notification. 

At the scene, police taped off the street and a vacant lot at Van Buren and Springfield Avenue.

...with someone about 10:15 p.m. Saturday, police said. He was shot in the 1200 block of South Fairfield Avenue near the Douglas Park neighborhood and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where his condition was...

In the South Shore neighborhood, an 18-year man was shot in the leg in the 7100 block of South Cyril Avenue, according to police. The man suffered a gunshot wound to the shoulder about 7:45 p.m. and was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was in good condition, police said.

    Gunman in mask fatally shoots 2 with rifle in Brighton Park
    Two men were killed in a rifle shooting in the Brighton Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side while five other people were wounded in city gunfire between Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning, Chicago police said. In the fatal attack, the men, both 29, were pronounced dead on the scene in the 2400 block of West 47th Street about 1:55 a.m.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

5 days ago

2 Dead, 12 Wounded In Chicago Weekend Shootings

About 3:30 a.m., a 40-year-old man was driving south in the 3200 block of North Lake Shore Drive when another vehicle pulled up next to his and someone inside fired shots, police said...

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...Side, according to Chicago Police. They were walking about 1:55 a.m. in the 2400 block of West 47th Place when an eastbound gray Toyota Corolla pulled up and a male shooter got out and...

...a 34-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound to his back in the 3900 block of North Lake Shore Drive, police said. He wasn’t cooperating with investigators, and the circumstances of the shooting were...

...an argument with another male who pulled out a gun and fired shots in the 1100 block of South Francisco, Chicago Police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital and stabilized with a gunshot...

...shoulder about 7:45 p.m. when someone fired shots inside the home in the 7100 block of South Cyril, according to Chicago Police. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in good condition...

...old “was involved in a narcotics-related transaction” about 2:45 p.m. in the 3900 block of West Van Buren when someone he knew pulled out a gun and shot him in the head, according...

Another man was shot and critically wounded Saturday morning in the West Side Austin neighborhood. The 41-year-old was found with a gunshot wound to the leg at 2:04 a.m. in an apartment in the 800 block of North Waller, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition.

...on the South Side. Officers conducted a well-being check at a home in the 200 block of West 37th Street and found the man inside a bedroom with gunshot wounds to both legs, police said...

...23-year-old told investigators he was walking about 10:40 p.m. in the 7300 block of South Damen when he heard shots and felt pain, police said. He was shot in the left...

...West Side. He was walking on the sidewalk about 8:40 p.m. in the 800 block of North Homan when two male shooters walked up and opened fire, police said. The man was taken...

...26, were in a “dispute” with two unknown males about 8 p.m. in the 4100 block of West Division when shots were exchanged, according to police. The younger man was struck in the left...

...Side. Shortly after 7 p.m., a 20-year-old man was standing in the 4200 block of West Cermak when someone walked up to him and fired shots, police said. He was taken to...

    2 Dead, 12 Wounded In Chicago Weekend Shootings
    CHICAGO (CBS) - Two men were killed and at least 12 other people were wounded in weekend shootings across Chicago. The men, who were thought to be in their mid-20s, were shot dead early Sunday in the Brighton Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side, according to Chicago Police.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

5 days ago

Gunman in mask fatally shoots 2 with rifle in Brighton Park

...year-old man was shot in the right arm while while driving south in the 3200 block of North Lake Shore Drive in the Lake View East neighborhood about 3:30 a.m. Sunday, police said. He...

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In the fatal attack, the men, both 29, were pronounced dead on the scene in the 2400 block of West 47th Street about 1:55 a.m. Sunday, according to police and law enforcement sources.

At 3:45 a.m. officers found another man suffering from gunshot wounds in the 3900 block of North Lake Shore Drive in the Lake View neighborhood, police said. The man, 34, was taken to Advocate Illinois...

About 2:45 p.m., officers were called to the 3900 block of West Van Buren Street on the West Side, according to a police media notification. 

At the scene Saturday afternoon, police taped off the street and a vacant lot at Van Buren and Springfield Avenue.

...with someone about 10:15 p.m. Saturday, police said. He was shot in the 1200 block of South Fairfield Avenue near the Douglas Park neighborhood and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where his condition was...

In the South Shore neighborhood, an 18-year man was shot in the leg in the 7100 block of South Cyril Avenue, according to police. The man suffered a gunshot wound to the shoulder about 7:45 p.m. and was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was in good condition, police said.

    One shot Saturday afternoon in East Garfield Park
    A man was shot Saturday in East Garfield Park, authorities said.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

6 days ago

John Picken posted 2 photos to Flickr:

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 09

John Picken posted 1 photo to Flickr:

Nov 09

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 08

srboisvert posted 3 photos to Flickr:

Nov 08

Nov 07

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 05

Great amenities, new apartments in Lakeview East at Wave Lakeview

Wave Lakeview, a 30-story modernist apartment tower at 420 W Belmont Ave in Lakeview East, is Chicago’s largest condo deconversion.

The building is in a predominantly residential part of Lakeview East that’s often referred to as Belmont Harbor. The location affords residents quick access to the park, the harbor, Lake Shore Drive, and the miles-long strip of bars, restaurants and shops along Broadway and Clark.

    Great amenities, new apartments in Lakeview East at Wave Lakeview
    Wave Lakeview, a 30-story modernist apartment tower at 420 W Belmont Ave in Lakeview East, is Chicago's largest condo deconversion. Apartments are available for immediate occupancy at Wave Lakeview, which is nearing completion of a major renovation that includes an expansion of its amenities and all-new apartment finishes.
    http://yochicago.com

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.

Nov 04

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