2 days ago

Updated 3 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.

26 hours ago

Chicago Scene: This Used to Be Chicago author Joni Hirsch Blackman

3000 N. Clark Street

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10324 S. Western Avenue

1102 W. 18th Street

3324 W. Wrightwood Avenue

    Chicago Scene: This Used to Be Chicago author Joni Hirsch Blackman
    Joni Hirsch Blackman To purchase a copy of the book: This Used to Be Chicago Events: November 25 Bookies New and Used Books 10324 S. Western Avenue Chicago December 2 Pilsen Community Books 1102 W. 18th Street Chicago December 7 Binny's 3000 N. Clark Street Chicago December 10
    http://wgntv.com

2 days ago

Updated 29 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.

47 hours ago

Holiday theater and events for winter 2017-18

THE AUDIENCE comes to TimeLine Theatre, 615 W. Wellington Ave. The production, by Peter Morgan, directed by TimeLine Associate Artistic Director Nick Bowling stars TimeLine Company Member Janet Ulrich Brooks as Queen Elizabeth II. (November 12 through December 3). 

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...are treated to milk and cookies served by the cast (November 17-December 30 at 1225 W. Belmont...

Everybody's favorite witches, one “good,” and the other one “wicked” return to Chicago in WICKED December 6 through January 21, 2018 at the Oriental Theatre (24 W. Randolph).

...cocoa. Saturdays and Sundays, December 2-17, 2017 at Chicago Children’s Theatre, The Station, 100 S. Racine Ave.

...Charles Dickens’ classic tale, mixing everything from reggae, dancehall, and dubstep to epic rock ballads. (800 E. Grand Ave.) as the ghosts of Hip-hop Past, Present, and Future lead Scrooge on a journey...

BLACK ENSEMBLE THEATER (4450 N Clark St.,) has a treat in store with the original production of Sammy Davis Jr.with SAMMY...

The classic, IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS at the Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph) tells the story of two showbiz buddies putting on a show in a picturesque Vermont inn, and finding their perfect mates in the bargain.  (November 21 – December 3). 

PUFF: BELIEVE IT OR NOT with Remy Bumppo Theatre Company at the Greenhouse Theater Center (2257 N. Lincoln Ave.) explores  the salon society of 1840s Paris and is packed full of elegant plotting, quirky...

 LOOKINGGLASS THEATRE (821 N Michigan Ave.), circus-infused HARD TIMES filled with a Dickensian carnival of characters now through January 14, 2018.

VICTORY GARDENS THEATRE Victory Gardens Biograph Theatre, (2433 N Lincoln Avenue) presents FADE witty behind-the-scenes drama about Mexican-born Lucia who is hired to write for a ruthless Hollywood TV series (now-December 23).

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

2 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?

2 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

4 days ago

5 days ago

Updated 4 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 4 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

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Nov 09

Updated 6 days ago

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

Planned Property has prime-location Lincoln Park and Lakeview East apartments

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    Planned Property has prime-location Lincoln Park and Lakeview East apartments
    Planned Property owns and manages nearly 4,000 apartments in prime River North, Gold Coast, Lincoln Park and Lakeview East locations. Planned's renovated properties range from vintage courtyards to contemporary mid- and high-rise buildings. You can see Planned Property apartments on a map and video from scores of Planned Property apartments on this page.
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Nov 06

Updated Nov 09

Teen Charged With Robberies In Boystown, River North

...weekend and charged with robbing two men as they walked through an alley in the 3200 block of North Clark at 2:45 that morning. Talley demanded the victims’ property and battered the two men...

    Teen Charged With Robberies In Boystown, River North
    A second person has been charged in connection with an armed robbery near Boystown on October 14. Police today announced that Alphanso Talley, 18, was arrested over the weekend and charged with robbing two men as they walked through an alley in the 3200 block of North Clark at 2:45 that morning.
    http://www.cwbchicago.com

  • Philip Independent Business owner ,47th. ward since 1968

    Sarah, you hit the nail square on the head . Mute is a super troll or someone starving for ???? I’ll pitch in and help mute 🤐. Just muted it , should have done it a while back .

  • Mute Mute Me

    "Mute is a super troll or someone starving for ????"

    AND not or

Nov 09

  • Creative Seating for Creative Kids!

    Ms. Levinsky is asking for $1171.11:
    My students need seating choices that empower them to learn while addressing their mind and body's needs.
    Nettelhorst 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 08

Nov 07

Man Charged With String Of Armed Robberies On The North Side

...battering two men during a robbery about 2:45 a.m. Oct 14 in the 3200 block of North Clark, police said. He approached the men, ages 20 and 23, in an alley, displayed what...

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Talley had been identified as the suspect who robbed three men about 12:25 p.m. Oct. 21 at the CTA Grand Station, 521 N. State, police said. He showed a firearm and demanded personal belongings from the men, ages 22, 24 and 26. No one was injured during the robbery.

    Man Charged With String Of Armed Robberies On The North Side
    CHICAGO (CBS) - A man has been charged with two armed robberies last month at a CTA station on the Near North Side and in the Lakeview neighborhood. Alphanso Talley, 18, faces three counts of armed robbery and two counts of aggravated robbery, all felonies, according to Chicago Police.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

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 06

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.

Nov 04

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    INTERIOR & EXTERIOR ALTERATIONS TO AN EXISTING RETAIL SPACE AND PARKING GARAGE STRUCTURE TO INCLUDE A NEW STAIR TOWER ADDITION FROM THE PARKING AND NEW STAIR FROM THE FIRST FLOOR TO LOWER LEVEL, SITE IMPROVEMENTS, MECHANICAL, ELECTRICAL AND PLUMBING AS PER PLANS - STRUCTURAL PEER REVIEW MEDICAL OFFICE BUILD-OUT WILL BE UNDER A SEPARATE PERMIT. **CERTIFIED CORRECTIONS- - SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS & AUDIT **

    3134 N. Clark St. Issued November 2, 2017 Comment

Nov 03

Nov 02

Prime-location Lincoln Park and Lakeview East apartments from $980 a month

You’ll get a rent credit of up to $300 when you book an appointment online. You can also start your Gold Coast or River North apartment hunt at any of Planned’s high-rises in those neighborhoods, or start your Lincoln Park or Lakeview search at the leasing center at 806 W Belmont Ave.

    Prime-location Lincoln Park and Lakeview East apartments from $980 a month
    Planned Property owns and manages nearly 4,000 apartments in prime River North, Gold Coast, Lincoln Park and Lakeview East locations. Planned's renovated properties range from vintage courtyards to contemporary mid- and high-rise buildings.
    http://yochicago.com

Nov 02

Chicagoan, former Trump aide pleads guilty to making false statements to the FBI, and other news

FireFin Poke Shop, at 802 W. Belmont in Lakeview, has closed only five days after its grand opening, shuttered along with the four other FireFin Poke locations.  [DNAinfo Chicago]         

    Chicagoan, former Trump aide pleads guilty to making false statements to the FBI, and other news
    click to enlarge AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File Welcome to the Reader's morning briefing for Tuesday, October 31, 2017. Happy Halloween! Chicagoan, former Trump aide pleads guilty to making false statements to the FBI Chicago native and former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos, 30, has pleaded guilty to making false statements to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
    https://www.chicagoreader.com

Nov 02

Helltrap Nightmare, Chic-A-Go-Go, and more of the best Halloween happenings in Chicago this weekend

Sat 10/28: The Reader's Steve Heisler writes of the Annoyance Theatre's (851 W. Belmont) Splatter Theater: "The first ever production the Annoyance mounted 30 years ago, Splatter Theater has...

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...stand-ups in the city, hosts a Halloween edition of Helltrap Nightmare at the Hideout (1354 W. Wabansia), featuring alt-comics, noise musicians, and a ton of surprises. No material is concrete, so...

...for the classic cocktail party Spektral Quartet’s Costumed Soirée. At the Downey Mansion (6205 N. Sheridan), costumes are 1900s themed, and music is provided by string quartets. The anticipation is killing...

...episode of this deeply disturbing modern day Twilight Zone. Head to the Public House Theatre (3914 N. Clark) for the psychological horror. 10 PM, $12

Sat 10/28: Halloween cuisine isn't all eyeballs and brains. Fat Rice (2957 W. Diversey) chef Abraham Conlon has whipped up a prix fixe feast of frog's legs, gator...

Sat 10/28: During Witches, Winds, and Whirls at University of Chicago's Mandel Hall (1131 E. 57th), the Chicago Symphony Orchestra plays selections from Hansel and Gretel, Wicked, and other Halloween-appropriate...

    Helltrap Nightmare, Chic-A-Go-Go, and more of the best Halloween happenings in Chicago this weekend
    click to enlarge Halloween isn't until Tuesday, but this weekend offers plenty of opportunities to scare yourself. Here's some of what we recommend: Fri 10/27: Sarah Sherman, one of the most lauded stand-ups in the city, hosts a Halloween edition of Helltrap Nightmare at the Hideout (1354 W.
    https://www.chicagoreader.com

Nov 02

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