22 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Question about the carjackings

It seems that we have tens of carjackings every week. Got me thinking. What is this doing to the car insurance costs in Chicago? And can the victims whose cars get totalled sue the thieves direct or does the insurance sue the thieves?

  • Oftentimes the vehicle is recovered undamaged.

  • insurance costs are going to go up, the insurance actuaries will analyze the claims paid, and adjust premiums accordingly, hey crime ain't free. and don't forget, you get to absorb your deductible.

    you want to sue a carjacker, good luck, you would be suing a gangbanging pos. if he/it were...

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    insurance costs are going to go up, the insurance actuaries will analyze the claims paid, and adjust premiums accordingly, hey crime ain't free. and don't forget, you get to absorb your deductible.

    you want to sue a carjacker, good luck, you would be suing a gangbanging pos. if he/it were a responsible member of society, he/it wouldn't be carjacking.

    don't forget, that thanks to sheriff dart and sa kim foxx, all these pos's when caught are going to get a personal no money bond and be on the street without delay to reck more havoc.

    ain't chitago a great place !!

Nov 09

Updated 22 hours 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.

  • 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!

  • DEAR ALL:
    Concerning the rampage of muggings November 8th, I received a call last night from the lead detective: one of the 4 criminals is in custody. The CPD is now interviewing the suspect to turn in the other 3 which I am confident he will in exchange for reduced charges. So this good news to enhance safety for our neighborhood.

    HAVE A WONDERFUL THANKSGIVING MY FRIENDS !!

25 hours ago

    Rock Engravings of Dogs on Leashes Show Pre-Neolithic Good Boys
    A new study of prehistoric rock art reveals how hunters in the Arabian Peninsula pursued prey with dogs over 8,000 years ago - and even controlled their packs with leashes. The engravings represent the earliest evidence for dogs on the Arabian Peninsula and might even stand as the earliest depictions of canines yet, as Science first reported.
    https://hyperallergic.com

32 hours ago

jrozwado posted 2 photos to Flickr:

5 days ago

Updated 47 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.

  • do you think the judges & chief judge know about this law? I keep seeing a rotating door with the same criminals released. Maybe (we) should send the Chief Judge a copy of the law to remind him?

  • Neighborhood Dad 25-year resident of North Center/St Bens/Lincol...

    I think they and the States’ Attorneys and defense attorneys all know about it.

    Again, I haven’t researched it. But I doubt anyone has even qualified for those 3 strikes. Meaning nobody has had two prior, separate convictions for the heinous felonies listed and folllowed it up with another such...

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    I think they and the States’ Attorneys and defense attorneys all know about it.

    Again, I haven’t researched it. But I doubt anyone has even qualified for those 3 strikes. Meaning nobody has had two prior, separate convictions for the heinous felonies listed and folllowed it up with another such conviction. I’d assume any of the felonies would have resulted in perhaps a 25-year sentence. Two of those would be 50 years. Assuming the person was 18 at the first conviction, and there were only 2 years between the first release and the second conviction. That’d leave you with a 70-year-old needing to commit another heinous crime.

    It needs to be a broader list of what felonies count as “strikes.” And a system that doesn’t use those strikes to pressure perps into pleading to lesser crimes to avoid a strike.

2 days ago

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    INTERIOR ALTERATIONS TO ADD TWO NEW DWELLING UNITS TO EXISTING BASEMENT LEVEL WITH MECHANICAL, ELECTRICAL AND PLUMBING. UNDERPINNING FOUNDATION WALL AT NEW EXTERIOR STAIR PER PLANS. CONVERTING 6 D.U. TO 8 DWELLING UNITS.

    3402 N. Elaine Pl. Issued November 20, 2017 Comment
  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    SELF-CERT. PROJECT: INTERIOR BUILD OUT FOR PLANET FITNESS GYM IN EXISTING 1ST FLOOR TENANT SPACE AS PER PLANS. (NO STRUCTURAL WORK)

    3636 N. Broadway Issued November 21, 2017 Comment

3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Local Movers needed

Need a mover to pick up a lg couch in north center and move it to wrigleyville

3 days ago

Nov 15

Updated 4 days 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?

  • 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.

  • maybe you wouldn't have so much on your plate if you weren't a jerk to those trying to help you. simmer down, lesko

4 days ago

6 days ago

Vanille Patisserie’s Grand Opening Weekend announced for December 1-3, 2017

...Chicago French Market in the West Loop, 2108 N. Clark Street in Lincoln Park, and 3243 N. Broadway in Lakeview, the expansion to Harper Court brings an authentic French patisserie experience to the...

This article has 3 other Chicago locations (Show)

Harper Court’s Vanille Patisserie officially opens its new Hyde Park location at 5229 S. Harper Court on Friday, December 1 at 10:30 a.m. with a ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by the Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce, and special events and offers all weekend long.

With three existing locations in Chicago including 131 N. Clinton at the Chicago French Market in the West Loop, 2108 N. Clark Street in Lincoln...

...in Chicago including 131 N. Clinton at the Chicago French Market in the West Loop, 2108 N. Clark Street in Lincoln Park, and 3243 N. Broadway in Lakeview, the expansion to Harper Court brings...

    Vanille Patisserie's Grand Opening Weekend announced for December 1-3, 2017 | 53rd St.
    December is an especially tantalizing month at the patisserie, with French-inspired desserts including traditional and modern Buche de Noel in a wide variety of traditional and new flavors; petit fours, holiday cookie, and signature macaron trays; and hot chocolate mix with Vanille house-made marshmallows - perfect for last minute hostess gifts.
    http://fiftythird.uchicago.edu

Nov 17

Nov 17

Nov 16

Hazel + Junior?

I came home about 30 minutes ago (8:30PM) and couldn’t get through the intersection because of several squad cars blocking Junior. They didn’t have their lights on, but there were officers walking around, seemingly looking for something. Anyone know what’s going on?

Nov 14

Updated Nov 16

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 16

Nov 05

Updated Nov 15

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.

  • My sister saw that dude by the PNC bank a few months back. Got a good picture of him.

  • A picture of Yves? Or the coyote?

Nov 15

Nov 14

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?

Nov 14

    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 Nov 14

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

Nov 13

Lunchbreak: Mashed sweet potatoes and cornbread

3555 N. Broadway

    Lunchbreak: Mashed sweet potatoes and cornbread
    Chef Mitch Liebovich Wrigley BBQ 3555 N. Broadway Chicago (773) 472-1227 wrigleybbq.com Mashed Sweet Potatoes Ingredients: 6 sweet potatoes (peeled and cut into quarters) 2 cups of heavy cream 1 stick of butter 1 cup of brown sugar 2 teaspoons of salt pinch of black pepper
    http://wgntv.com

Nov 13

Nov 11

Updated Nov 12

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 Nov 12

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

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    REMOVE EXISTING REAR WOOD DECK/STAIR AND REPLACE WITH NON-COMBUSTIBLE 4 STORY REAR STEEL STAIR/DECK (3B CONSTRUCTION) IN EXISTING 28 D.U. BUILDING AS PER PLAN.

    730 W. Cornelia Ave. Issued November 10, 2017 Comment

Nov 08

Updated Nov 11

Package Theft

After having a package stolen from our porch, I am now using anAmazon pick up locker.There are locations all over mine is in a 24 hr. 7-11. It’s free, they email you when it’s coming and send you a barcode to open the locker. No hassle Great service to use especially during the holiday shopping season. Boz

  • angelranger 47 year Northside resident

    Thanks Mousie! great suggestion.
    UPS left a package last night for my upstairs neighbor...
    in the back yard! Good thing it didn't rain.

  • Good to know. Walking through the neighborhood a couple of days ago I saw packages on porches and on stoops all over the place. Several large packages were just leaned up against apartment building doors right on the sidewalk of a busy street. I'm amazed anyone gets anything they order!

Nov 10

Nov 09

Recommendations for the best nursing homes that accepts a Medicaid patient in Chicago or suburbs.

We are looking for a Home that provides full assisted living for a 90 year old who can no longer afford to live independently or with supportive living ( unable to go to dining room, go to bathroom alone, etc.)
Thanks very much for any advice.

Nov 09

TheShabbosProject posted 5 photos to Flickr:

Nov 09

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 07

Nov 06

Updated Nov 06

What happened to the big Jewish delis in Chicago?

Other notable new Jewish-style delis include Milt's Extra Innings, part of the Milt's Barbecue for the Perplexed family, which just opened in Wrigleyville at 3409 N. Broadway; and Half Sour in the South Loop, also expected by late November.

This article has 14 other Chicago locations (Show)

The Goddess and Grocer at 1127 N. State St., near the triangular convergence of State, Rush and Cedar streets, may be the biggest surprise...

The Goddess and Grocer at 1127 N. State St., near the triangular convergence of State, Rush and Cedar streets, may be the biggest surprise of a deli in a tiny gem of a...

"But if you went to the main streets like Roosevelt Road, there were beautiful big delis. If we wanted a special place, we'd go to Kedzie and Roosevelt, where there was Carl's, which is like Manny's today. People would come from all over to eat there."

The most legendary of the neighborhood's delis was Eli's Stage Delicatessen, opened in 1962 at 50 E. Oak St., counting among its customers Sammy Davis Jr., Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Woody Allen and countless stars of stage, screen and politics too. It closed in 1968.

...Kaplan was already known for his Hemingway's Movable Feast deli in Lincoln Park at 1825 N. Lincoln Ave., with sky-scraping sandwiches plus super-thick and rich chocolate malts. Kaplan opened Hemingway's...

Ashkenaz was the last big Jewish deli in the Gold Coast, at 12 E. Cedar St., in a building now gone and replaced, next door to where The Goddess and Grocer...

...Russian immigrants George and Ada Ashkenaz first opened in North Lawndale near the corner of Roosevelt Road and Karlov Avenue. In 1940, their son Sam Ashkenaz took over, then moved the family deli to Rogers...

...their son Sam Ashkenaz took over, then moved the family deli to Rogers Park at 1432 W. Morse Ave. There he would become known for his cheese blintz topped with fresh, in-season blueberries...

...1970s a second Ashkenaz location would temporarily pop up in North Shore suburb Wilmette, at 3223 W. Lake St., soon before the famous deli made its final move to the Gold Coast (though the...

Carnegie Deli, the famous New York spot (which itself closed in 2016), tried a location in Chicago at 900 N. Michigan Ave. Opened in 1989, it closed in 1991. The space was replaced by the Oak Street Restaurant and Bakery, still open and serving corned beef sandwiches, but no longer matzo ball soup.

"I tried in Streeterville and failed," said Max and Benny's founder and President Lester Schlan. In 2006 Schlan had opened a second location at 322 E. Illinois St. but closed after only six months.

Steingold's of Chicago opened in late August in North Center, at 1840 W. Irving Park Road, as Chicago's newest contemporary Jewish deli, or a "newish deli," as it and others of a new generation here and elsewhere are hashtagged on Instagram.

If that sounds ambitious, Steingold recently revealed they're already opening a second location to meet demand. The smaller, walk-up-only Steingold's Station plans to open later this month in Ravenswood Manor, adjacent to the Francisco Brown Line stop at 4642 N. Francisco Ave.

...Co. by current counts, all in a new food hall called Beacon St. Market, on Wilson Avenue east of Clark Street. Leonard also smokes meat for Steingold's...

    What happened to the big Jewish delis in Chicago?
    "Why isn't there a good deli in the Gold Coast area where you can get a good corned beef or chicken soup. A big deli like New York has or LA," Susan Wolf wrote into our reader-driven series, "What's the Story?" First, the easy part.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

  • Please notice that "Mute" is just using kosher butcher methods as an excuse to espouse some really hateful antisemitic views that have nothing to do with kosher meat and everything to do with her being a very nasty and hateful bigot.

  • Mute Mute Me

    "The Jewish way of preparing meat offends you,"

    I see no reason jews can't stun an animal to render them unconscious before slitting there throats. I'm open to hearing logical reasons for this. But have yet to hear one.

    "but apparently not modern commercial meatpacking"

    Never said that.

    The anti-Hate signs offend you.

    Never said that.

    specism runs along side of anti semitism racism sexism etc.

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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

What happened to the big Jewish delis in Chicago?

Other notable new Jewish-style delis include Milt's Extra Innings, part of the Milt's Barbecue for the Perplexed family, which just opened in Wrigleyville at 3409 N. Broadway; and Half Sour in the South Loop, also expected by late November.

This article has 14 other Chicago locations (Show)

The Goddess and Grocer at 1127 N. State St., near the triangular convergence of State, Rush and Cedar streets, may be the biggest surprise...

The Goddess and Grocer at 1127 N. State St., near the triangular convergence of State, Rush and Cedar streets, may be the biggest surprise of a deli in a tiny gem of a...

"But if you went to the main streets like Roosevelt Road, there were beautiful big delis. If we wanted a special place, we'd go to Kedzie and Roosevelt, where there was Carl's, which is like Manny's today. People would come from all over to eat there."

The most legendary of the neighborhood's delis was Eli's Stage Delicatessen, opened in 1962 at 50 E. Oak St., counting among its customers Sammy Davis Jr., Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Woody Allen and countless stars of stage, screen and politics too. It closed in 1968.

...Kaplan was already known for his Hemingway's Movable Feast deli in Lincoln Park at 1825 N. Lincoln Ave., with sky-scraping sandwiches plus super-thick and rich chocolate malts. Kaplan opened Hemingway's...

Ashkenaz was the last big Jewish deli in the Gold Coast, at 12 E. Cedar St., in a building now gone and replaced, next door to where The Goddess and Grocer...

...Russian immigrants George and Ada Ashkenaz first opened in North Lawndale near the corner of Roosevelt Road and Karlov Avenue. In 1940, their son Sam Ashkenaz took over, then moved the family deli to Rogers...

...their son Sam Ashkenaz took over, then moved the family deli to Rogers Park at 1432 W. Morse Ave. There he would become known for his cheese blintz topped with fresh, in-season blueberries...

...1970s a second Ashkenaz location would temporarily pop up in North Shore suburb Wilmette, at 3223 W. Lake St., soon before the famous deli made its final move to the Gold Coast (though the...

Carnegie Deli, the famous New York spot (which itself closed in 2016), tried a location in Chicago at 900 N. Michigan Ave. Opened in 1989, it closed in 1991. The space was replaced by the Oak Street Restaurant and Bakery, still open and serving corned beef sandwiches, but no longer matzo ball soup.

"I tried in Streeterville and failed," said Max and Benny's founder and President Lester Schlan. In 2006 Schlan had opened a second location at 322 E. Illinois St. but closed after only six months.

Steingold's of Chicago opened in late August in North Center, at 1840 W. Irving Park Road, as Chicago's newest contemporary Jewish deli, or a "newish deli," as it and others of a new generation here and elsewhere are hashtagged on Instagram.

If that sounds ambitious, Steingold recently revealed they're already opening a second location to meet demand. The smaller, walk-up-only Steingold's Station plans to open later this month in Ravenswood Manor, adjacent to the Francisco Brown Line stop at 4642 N. Francisco Ave.

...Co. by current counts, all in a new food hall called Beacon St. Market, on Wilson Avenue east of Clark Street. Leonard also smokes meat for Steingold's...

    What happened to the big Jewish delis in Chicago?
    "Why isn't there a good deli in the Gold Coast area where you can get a good corned beef or chicken soup. A big deli like New York has or LA," Susan Wolf wrote into our reader-driven series, "What's the Story?" First, the easy part.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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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!

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