1 hour ago

Am I the only one who thinks the overnight parking ban on Halsted is ridiculous?

I try not to drive much, but I do occasionally and sometime driving makes sense because I'm not the closest to the neighborhood. I was probably within one minute of getting towed the other night. The signs are very confusing and on top of like 6 other different signs. Literally everywhere else in the entire city, it is known that any of the METERED street parking spots are free after a certain hour. I don't think many people are checking...

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I try not to drive much, but I do occasionally and sometime driving makes sense because I'm not the closest to the neighborhood. I was probably within one minute of getting towed the other night. The signs are very confusing and on top of like 6 other different signs. Literally everywhere else in the entire city, it is known that any of the METERED street parking spots are free after a certain hour. I don't think many people are checking for a separate sign since this is literally the only spot in the city where they have this. Most people just see the metered Park Chicago sign and see it's past 10pm or whatever and think alright it's fine to park here. The only thing that saved me from getting towed was I saw actual cops writing tickets and towing cars when I was walking away from my vehicle and was wondering why. Then I went back and saw the not prominent at all overnight parking ban signs right next to the metered signs. Is it really necessary to waste police resources on this? This is also the first time in this city I've seen actual cops writing parking tickets instead of meter maids. If the "Car parties" were such a big problem, all that is going to do is make people do the same thing on Broadway instead of Halsted. It's a nightlife district, people are going to be loud, there's no stopping that.

4 days ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Airbnb cleaning service needed in Wrigleyville

In need of a reliable cleaning service or person to clean an airbnb every week

38 hours ago

2 days ago

Police: Woman grabbed from behind, choked, sexually assaulted at Lakeview home

...North Side.The 24-year-old victim was heading back to her apartment in the 3900-block of North Fremont Street in Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood around 9 p.m. Police said after she walked through...

    Police: Woman sexually assaulted at Lakeview home
    Live Broadcast WATCH NOW WATCH LIVE Chicago police said a woman was sexually assaulted Thursday night in her own apartment complex on the city's North Side. The 24-year-old victim was heading back to her apartment in the 3900-block of North Fremont Street in Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood around 9 p.m.
    http://abc7chicago.com

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Fulton Market apartments, St. Boniface condo plan clear key city vote

Commission approves an addition to Lakeview's Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School at 3731 N. Broadway. The new four-story structure will contain 34,000 square feet of space for new classrooms and a gym. pic.twitter.com/6LugGe3SSr — Chicago DPD (@ChicagoDPD) April 19, 2018

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...story, 220-foot Fulton Market apartment tower set to replace the Fabbri Sausage factory at 166 N. Aberdeen. Developed by MCZ and penned by SCB, the approved design will contain 236 rental units...

...a previous approved plan was amended, clearing way for a new seven-story building at 171 N. Wabash. Designed by HPA, the mixed-use building will feature 81 rental units, 5,500 square...

The commissioners gave the official thumbs up to pair of large utility projects. They included a 12-acre facility for Peoples Gas at 4025 W. Peterson Avenue in Chicago’s North Park neighborhood and an even larger 30-acre Commonwealth Edison complex at 3400 N. California Avenue in Avondale.

The commissioners gave the official thumbs up to pair of large utility projects. They included a 12-acre facility for Peoples Gas at 4025 W. Peterson Avenue in Chicago’s North Park neighborhood and an even larger 30-acre Commonwealth Edison complex at 3400 N. California Avenue in Avondale.

Other approved projects were a Gold Coast retail development at 1139 N. State Street, a 35-unit residential building at 2317 N. Clark Street in Lincoln Park, a 134...

...Gold Coast retail development at 1139 N. State Street, a 35-unit residential building at 2317 N. Clark Street in Lincoln Park, a 134-unit mixed-income senior housing development in Calumet Heights, an...

Lastly, the Commission passed a somewhat unusual zoning amendment “clarifying” that the apartment development at 1350 S. Union Avenue will contain no more than 99 units. The University Village project’s been under construction since early 2017 and is expected to be completed soon.

Commission approves the plan for the Montclare #CalumetHeights development at 9329 S. Stony Island Ave., which will offer 134 units of senior housing. The $34 million project would receive $3 million in TIF assistance. pic.twitter.com/U1E5tMduJY — Chicago DPD (@ChicagoDPD) April 19, 2018

Commission approves @GothamGreens' plan for a commercial greenhouse at 720 E. 111th St. in the #Pullman neighborhood. pic.twitter.com/zunYfJq1Kh — Chicago DPD (@ChicagoDPD) April 19, 2018

    Fulton Market apartments, St. Boniface condo plan clear key city vote
    Thursday's meeting of the Chicago Plan Commission saw a number of new developments approved over the course of the long-more than six hours-and topsy-turvy public hearing. This month's meeting was particularly eventful as nearly two dozen activists interrupting the proceedings to protest the Obama Foundation's lacks of a formalized community benefits agreement with regards to the proposed Obama Presidential Center.
    https://chicago.curbed.com

  • When the St. Boniface School was demolished the facade was removed for preservation. Any idea what happened to it?

2 days ago

Two Women Sexaully Assaulted On North Side

In Lake View, a 24-year-old woman told police she was walking to her apartment on Fremont near Sheridan when a man followed her through the courtyard and into the complex.

    Two Women Sexaully Assaulted On North Side
    CHICAGO (CBS) - Two women were sexually assaulted in separate attacks overnight, police said. In Lake View, a 24-year-old woman told police she was walking to her apartment on Fremont near Sheridan when a man followed her through the courtyard and into the complex.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

2 days ago

Woman sexually assaulted at Lakeview apartment

...woman was sexually assaulted Thursday night in her own apartment complex.This happened in the 3900-block of North Fremont Street at about 10:55 p.m. The woman walked through the courtyard of her building...

    Woman sexually assaulted at Lakeview apartment
    Today's Top Stories WATCH NOW TOP VIDEOS Chicago police say a woman was sexually assaulted Thursday night in her own apartment complex. This happened in the 3900-block of North Fremont Street at about 10:55 p.m. The woman walked through the courtyard of her building and police said a man followed her inside.
    http://abc7chicago.com

2 days ago

Police: Woman attacked after man followed her inside Lakeview apartment complex

The 24-year-old woman saw the man outside the courtyard of the complex just before 11 p.m. in the 3900 block of North Fremont Street on the North Side, police said.

    Police: Woman attacked after man followed her inside Lakeview apartment complex
    The 24-year-old woman saw the man outside the courtyard of the complex just before 11 p.m. in the 3900 block of North Fremont Street on the North Side, police said.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

2 days ago

Lakeview: Woman Sexually Assaulted and Robbed In Apartment Vestibule

Police said the victim was followed into this apartment complex in the 3900 block of North Fremont. | Google A 24-year-old Lakeview woman was followed into her apartment complex by a...

    Lakeview: Woman Sexually Assaulted and Robbed In Apartment Vestibule
    A 24-year-old Lakeview woman was followed into her apartment complex by a man who attacked her from behind, then sexually assaulted and robbed her Thursday evening. No one is in custody. Police said the victim saw the offender standing outside of the courtyard building and he followed her in shortly before 9 p.m.
    http://www.cwbchicago.com

3 days ago

5 affordable apartments available in Lakeview

3941 N Pine Grove Ave., #405

3812 N Pine Grove Ave., #309

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4035 N Greenview Ave. | Photos: Zumper

505 W Belmont Ave., #3k

    5 affordable apartments available in Lakeview
    According to rental site Zumper, median rents for a 1-bedroom in Lakeview are hovering around $1,410, compared to a $1,500 average for Chicago as a whole. But how does the low-end pricing on a Lake View rental look these days--and what might you get for your money?
    http://abc7chicago.com

6 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Isn't this animal abuse...Uptown (Sheridan near Montrose) yesterday?

I saw a man in a wheelchair being pulled by a German Shepherd.

The dog was really struggling trying to pull plus he was way off to the side and was totally out of balance to pull.

He, also, had put an fairly large orange plastic safety cone around the dog's neck I guess his goal was to balance it on the dog's head for visibility but the cone had slipped off and was hanging from the dog's neck.

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I saw a man in a wheelchair being pulled by a German Shepherd.

The dog was really struggling trying to pull plus he was way off to the side and was totally out of balance to pull.

He, also, had put an fairly large orange plastic safety cone around the dog's neck I guess his goal was to balance it on the dog's head for visibility but the cone had slipped off and was hanging from the dog's neck.

Sure looked like animal abuse to me but I'm not sure of the rules regarding service dogs, if in fact this poor dog was a "service dog."

If I see him again should I report it - to the Humane Society or ???

  • Becky - would you have a moment to contact the Anti-Cruelty Society? They have field service investigators. I've never worked with them but here is an excerpt from the ACS website .... "if you see any of the above signs or observe unusual or suspicious behavior involving an animal, contact our state approved investigators at 312-645-8090 or email abuse@anticruelty.org". This could be a good resource. Thank you for caring about this dog's well being.

  • Neighborly1~ Values community.

    This really needs to reported. Please call and report info and give description and location.

4 days ago

  • Mr. G, We're Out Of ...

    Mr. Gutierrez is asking for $394.88:
    My students need classroom consumables to finish the school year strong!
    Horace Greeley Elementary School Comment

5 days ago

Bike found

A bike "showed up" in my back yard near Damen and Cornelia. It is a Mongoose. If someone had one stolen yesterday, contact me.

5 days ago

Seeking Carpenter recommendation for odds and ends.

Scope of work entails:

1) Front Porch - replace a “tongue and groove” board in the front porch which has deteriorated (cut and measure) additionally paint area.

2) Back Porch - Replace 3’ top rail (provided) and paint, also replace an additional floor board and paint.

3) Flower Box - Build flower box with railroad ties (provided) geometric shape with roughly 2 ties in depth.. Requiring placing stakes in ground to hold.

4) Replace deteriorated framing board for garage door and paint.

5 days ago

These nearby schools are looking for financial help on DonorsChoose.org:

  • Our Computer Lab Needs Modern Equipment

    Mr. Velez is asking for $1120.16:
    My students need 1 Dell Latitude laptop. This laptop will make a tremendous difference in delivering Computer Ed instruction to our students. Our Technology Computer lab needs a complete overhaul and we need your help.
    Horace Greeley Elementary School Comment
  • Get Into Your Groups In 3, 2, 1!

    Mr. Gutierrez is asking for $2355.13:
    My students need seminar tables to facilitate group projects and individual tasks quickly and with ease.
    Horace Greeley Elementary School Comment
  • We Need A Document Camera

    Mr. Gutierrez is asking for $829.28:
    My students need a document camera to help us project documents onto our Smartboard.
    Horace Greeley Elementary School Comment

6 days ago

Updated 6 days ago

  • How Old Is This Computer?

    Mr. Gutierrez is asking for $1682.96:
    My students need a reliable classroom laptop computer to replace our antique one.
    Horace Greeley Elementary School

Apr 15

Apr 11

Updated Apr 14

Available Parking Spot

Looking for an available parking garage spot for the Southport Corridor Area, willing to pay monthly. Anyone have any spots available?

Apr 14

Jun 19 2016

Updated Apr 13

Metal & Iron Stairs Repair - any recommendations?

Hello, I've been having difficulty finding any contractors in Chicago who perform repair and maintenance on metal/iron stairs. We have a landing that's rusted through and need to replace it. Does anyone have any recommendations? Deck contractors I've spoken with only recommend to demolish the metal/iron stairs and build it all new wooden.

  • M

    Baba D. - Did you find anyone? How did it turn out?

  • Yes! I contacted Eziechel at ‭(773) 416-1420‬. He did excellent work.

Apr 13

Apr 11

Updated Apr 12

Cubs opening day

The Cubs opener had a fly over of four F-16's from the 93rd fighter squadron based in Homestead, Florida.

  • d3 NOH

    Probably a hundred grand + as they we're practicing for it the day prior too

  • My understanding is that pilots have to regularly log flight hours, and so often times this is just integrated into their required practice.

Apr 11

Get lucky with a Friday the 13th tattoo

4005 N. Broadway, 773-975-9753

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5056 W. Lawrence Ave., 773-283-8696

2376 N. Neva Ave., 773-385-8288

3265 S. Archer Ave., 773-376-7467

3008 W. Lawrence Ave., 773-267-7228

5331 W. Belmont Ave., 773-736-6960

2105 W. Belmont Ave., 773-385-8282

1456 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-384-9788

6705 N. Clark St., 562-484-8165

3519 N. Halsted St., 773-360-8411

4835 N. Elston Ave., 773-481-1108

3460 N. Pulaski Road, 773-283-8880

4441 N. Broadway, 773-989-4077

1754 W. North Ave., 773-772-8288

1150 W. Taylor St., 312-455-8288

4168 N. Elston Ave., 773-866-0100

    Get lucky with a Friday the 13th tattoo
    What better way to celebrate the upcoming Friday the 13th in April than with a commemorative tattoo? Although it might seem contradictory to honor a holiday for the star-crossed and accursed, the tradition supposedly dates back to sailors - known for their "old school" body art - who tattooed the number "13" to ward off bad fortune.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Apr 11

Apr 10

Lovely wooden crates for paintings

Having moved back to Chicago recently, I have a number of crates made by the movers for our paintings that were shipped. Happy to pass them along for free. Please keep them out of the landfill. Nice wood; clean and dry. Must go soon! email me at mjdkupsky@gmail.com

Apr 10

Apr 08

Shootings In Lakeview, Uptown Under Investigation

The Lakeview victim told police that he was walking in the 900 block of West Sheridan when shots were fired. Police are investigating two overnight shootings in the 19th (Town Hall...

    Shootings In Lakeview, Uptown Under Investigation
    Police are investigating two overnight shootings in the 19th (Town Hall) District: one in Lakeview and the other in Uptown. No one is in custody. A 22-year-old known gang member arrived at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center via Uber to seek treatment for a gunshot wound to his groin.
    http://www.cwbchicago.com

Apr 08

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Apr 04

Updated Apr 05

Seeking Recommendations for Furnace Repair Service Company

Can anyone recommend a trustworthy and reasonably priced HVAC repair service?

  • I second Deljo

  • Spyros at A Climate Source. I think I found him on here when Deljo (who I had used before too) couldn't get an emergency appointment scheduled for 6 days. (Furnace motor for a tenant stopped in -20.) Since then all my business has gone to Spyros. I've met his whole crew over the years and like them all. Good pricing too.

Apr 05

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Jan 23

Updated Apr 03

Best kept secret or parking trap?

Does anyone know if it's okay to park in front of the no parking sign (picture with the bikes), which lacks an arrow? Usually a sign like this would indicate no parking on an entire side of the street, but that's definitely not the case. It's located on the end of a two-car length strip of curb, between two condo driveways, which also has yellow on both sides. The catch here is that there's another sign, across one driveway, that...

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Does anyone know if it's okay to park in front of the no parking sign (picture with the bikes), which lacks an arrow? Usually a sign like this would indicate no parking on an entire side of the street, but that's definitely not the case. It's located on the end of a two-car length strip of curb, between two condo driveways, which also has yellow on both sides. The catch here is that there's another sign, across one driveway, that actually does have an arrow pointing back at it.

It's so ambiguous that these spots are usually open on an otherwise crowded street. People typically pass them by because they understandably don't want to risk it.

So what do you guys think? The best kept secret or a parking trap?

Apr 03

Apr 02

    Approved by Ald. Tom Tunney: 3200 N. Southport TOD Development
    It's official - a new TOD development at 3200 N. Southport Avenue had been approved by Ald. Tom Tunney. This Transit Oriented Development will be replacing the former Flat-Top Grill location at the corner of Southport and Belmont. In addition to this development, these Southport TODs have already been approved:
    http://southportcorridorchicago.blogspot.com

Apr 02

Interested in working with new moms and newborns? Birthways Chicago is hiring postpartum care!

My name is Laura, and I am interested in speaking with anyone interested and passionate about supporting women and their families throughout pregnancy, birth, and postpartum.

Overnight and newborn experience is preferred! Full time or part time positions are available, as are scholarship for training and certification.

To apply:

Visit us online at https://birthwaysinc.com/contact-us-become-doula/ for more information on joining our community and to receive an application.

About Birthways:

Birthways is Chicago's largest and oldest doula community, established in 1997. Our...

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My name is Laura, and I am interested in speaking with anyone interested and passionate about supporting women and their families throughout pregnancy, birth, and postpartum.

Overnight and newborn experience is preferred! Full time or part time positions are available, as are scholarship for training and certification.

To apply:

Visit us online at https://birthwaysinc.com/contact-us-become-doula/ for more information on joining our community and to receive an application.

About Birthways:

Birthways is Chicago's largest and oldest doula community, established in 1997. Our doulas are respected for their experience, supportive philosophy, and skills in nurturing growing families. Our highly-trained birth and postpartum doulas guide new and expectant parents through pregnancy, labor, breastfeeding, and early parenting. Our mindfulness and evidenced-based care and professionalism have made us the premier doula organization in the Chicago area, offering unmatched benefits and a welcoming community.

Thank you!

    Contact Us - How to Become a Doula - Birthways, Inc.
    https://birthwaysinc.com

Apr 02

  • iPads to Enhance Learning for More Students

    Teacher A. is asking for $2503.78:
    My students need IPads to enhance their learning and help them succeed. They also need an IPad cart to store the IPads safely as well as screen protectors and covers to protect the IPads.
    Horace Greeley Elementary School Comment

Apr 01

Josh Thompson posted 1 photo to Flickr:

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