3 days ago

Updated 2 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?

  • Teachers are always looking for very specific books, not your trash. We already have plenty on our plate without fielding worthless heavy books from well-intending strangers.

  • 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.

43 hours ago

43 hours ago

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

2 days ago

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?

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Chicago installs its 60th construction crane of 2017

...They include The Hayden West Loop condos, the Lakeview apartment complex and food hall at 3833 N. Broadway, and a River North condo project known as The Bentham...

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...things—at the site of River North’s Renelle on the River condominium development at 403 N. Wabash...

    Chicago installs its 60th construction crane of 2017
    With the foot of downtown Chicago's high-rise boom still firmly planted on the gas, the Windy City reached a notable milestone today with the installation of its 60th construction crane of the year.
    https://chicago.curbed.com

  • I wonder if Chicago has extensive foreign real estate investment. So many communities have seen their rental costs escalate sharply because of it.

  • Good point.

3 days ago

Updated 2 days 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.

2 days ago

2 days ago

Nov 05

Updated 3 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.

3 days ago

4 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?

4 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 4 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

4 days ago

Broadway and Sheridan Block Progressing Nicely

The gas station is long gone, and the glazing is almost complete on 3901 North Broadway, the residential block going up on the northeast corner of Sheridan and Broadway.

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The gas station is long gone, and the glazing is almost complete on 3901 North Broadway, the residential block going up on the northeast corner of Sheridan and Broadway.

    Broadway and Sheridan Block Progressing Nicely
    The gas station is long gone, and the glazing is almost complete on 3901 North Broadway, the residential block going up on the northeast corner of Sheridan and Broadway. We spent many a windy winter's afternoon standing on that corner waiting for the #80 Irving Park bus to provide us with shelter, safety, and transportation.
    https://www.chicagoarchitecture.org

5 days ago

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 6 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 11

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 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 10

Nov 10

Video Released In Uptown Robbery, Battery Spree

...In a new community alert, police confirm two robberies in the spree: one in the 700 block of West Bittersweet around 7:15 a.m. and the other in the 4200 block of North Clarendon...

...700 block of West Bittersweet around 7:15 a.m. and the other in the 4200 block of North Clarendon about 15 minutes later.  In each

    Video Released In Uptown Robbery, Battery Spree
    Surveillance video has been released showing the attackers who targeted three men within 15 minutes in Uptown on Wednesday evening. CWBChicago reported on the attacks the same night. In a new community alert, police confirm two robberies in the spree: one in the 700 block of West Bittersweet around 7:15 a.m.
    http://www.cwbchicago.com

Nov 10

Police seek robbers in series of attacks in Uptown

Security video released by police shows the suspects running away from a man they just mugged in the 700 block of Bittersweet.

Only minutes later at Clarendon and Hutchinson, a 59-year-old man was attacked but the suspects were unable to get anything from

Several minutes after that, at Buena and Clarendon, a third man was robbed as well.

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928-999 W. Eastwood Ave.

    Police seek robbers in series of attacks in Uptown
    CHICAGO -- Police are looking for suspects in three robberies that happened just minutes apart. Police believe the suspects are between 14 to 18 or possibly 19 years old. Security video released by police shows the suspects running away from a man they just mugged in the 700 block of Bittersweet.
    http://wgntv.com

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

Video shows teens who tried to rob men in Uptown, Buena Park: Cops

A 40-year-old man was robbed of his wallet about 7:15 p.m. in the 700 block of West Bittersweet Avenue and a 59-year-old man was attacked about 7:30 p.m. in the 4200 block of North Clarendon Avenue, but nothing was taken, according to police.

A 40-year-old man was robbed of his wallet about 7:15 p.m. in the 700 block of West Bittersweet Avenue and a 59-year-old man was attacked about 7:30 p.m. in the 4200 block of North Clarendon Avenue, but nothing was taken, according to police.

    Video shows teens who tried to rob men in Uptown, Buena Park: Cops
    Chicago police on Thursday released video surveillance and an alert warning about a group of teenage boys or young men trying to rob people in the Uptown and Buena Park neighborhoods Wednesday night. The teens went up to each of the people as they walked alone, hit each person and demanded their property, police said in a community alert.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Nov 09

Updated Nov 09

At least 2 mugged in Uptown in 15 minutes, police say

...by a group of three teen boys just after 7:15 p.m. in the 700-block of West Bittersweet Place, police said...

...15 minutes later, police said a 59-year-old man was walking south in the 4200-block of North Clarendon Avenue when he was approached, in an aggressive manner, by a group of four or five...

    At least 2 mugged in Uptown in 15 minutes, police say
    Residents of Chicago's Uptown neighborhood should be on guard after reports of three separate muggings that occurred in just 15 minutes Wednesday night. Police have confirmed two of the three incidents. A 40-year-old man was approached by a group of three teen boys just after 7:15 p.m.
    http://abc7chicago.com

Nov 09

3 mugged in Uptown in 15 minutes, reports say

...to neighborhood blog CWBChicago.com, 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 eat, toward Marine Drive.Right...

...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...

    3 mugged in Uptown in 15 minutes, reports say
    Residents of Chicago's Uptown neighborhood should be on guard after reports of three separate muggings that occurred in just 15 minutes Wednesday night. According to neighborhood blog CWBChicago.com, 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 eat, toward Marine Drive.
    http://abc7chicago.com

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

Nov 08

  • Learning to Empathize

    Mr. Penley is asking for $255.02:
    My students need books that will help them empathize with other people!
    Horace Greeley Elementary School Comment

Nov 06

Updated Nov 06

LCD Soundsystem and more of the best things to do in Chicago this week

...previous years he spent in the closet in Suppress Yourself, playing at the Crowd Theater (3935 N. Broadway). The show includes songs, Powerpoint presentations, a radio show in which straight men ask Fergus...

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...Reader’s Kevin Warwick writes of LCD Soundsystem, playing three nights at the Aragon Ballroom (1106 W. Lawrence): “[James] Murphy and LCD have retained the acumen to write tongue-in-cheek yarns that...

...to become home to Amazon’s second headquarters. The show takes place at the Hideout (1354 W. Wabansia). 6:30 PM, $5

Tue 11/7: Learn to make Chinese dumplings and sauces from Chef Damao—whose Bridgeport-based A Place by Damao has earned praise for its authenticity—at the Chinese Table: Chengdu Street Food, located at Peterson Garden (2501 W. Peterson). 7 PM, $30

...inspires young poets and activists. The event takes place at UIC Institute for the Humanities (701 S. Morgan). 3-5:30 PM, free

Wed 11/8: In addition to a plethora of improv, sketch, stand-up, and storytelling acts—all featuring women—the slumber party Up All Nite at iO Theater (1501 N. Kingsbury) connects female performers with each other to talk shop. 9 PM-2 AM, $10 suggested donation

...and Maureen Muldoon tell personal stories they've never shared before. Head to Lincoln Hall (2424 N. Lincoln) to hear them all. 8 PM, $22 in advance, $25 at the door

    LCD Soundsystem and more of the best things to do in Chicago this week
    click to enlarge The chill of November is here, but there's plenty to do this week; here's some of what we recommend: Mon 11/6-Wed 11/8: The Reader's Kevin Warwick writes of LCD Soundsystem, playing three nights at the Aragon Ballroom (1106 W.
    https://www.chicagoreader.com

  • Gonna be a dance party all week long. I only wish I could make it to more than one of their shows.

  • Jeffrey Littleton 3rd Generation Uptown

    I never heard of but the YouTube video is cool.

  • Mute Mute Me

    I wish I could make it to just one!

Nov 06

LCD Soundsystem and more of the best things to do in Chicago this week

...previous years he spent in the closet in Suppress Yourself, playing at the Crowd Theater (3935 N. Broadway). The show includes songs, Powerpoint presentations, a radio show in which straight men ask Fergus...

This article has 6 other Chicago locations (Show)

...Reader’s Kevin Warwick writes of LCD Soundsystem, playing three nights at the Aragon Ballroom (1106 W. Lawrence): “[James] Murphy and LCD have retained the acumen to write tongue-in-cheek yarns that...

...to become home to Amazon’s second headquarters. The show takes place at the Hideout (1354 W. Wabansia). 6:30 PM, $5

Tue 11/7: Learn to make Chinese dumplings and sauces from Chef Damao—whose Bridgeport-based A Place by Damao has earned praise for its authenticity—at the Chinese Table: Chengdu Street Food, located at Peterson Garden (2501 W. Peterson). 7 PM, $30

...inspires young poets and activists. The event takes place at UIC Institute for the Humanities (701 S. Morgan). 3-5:30 PM, free

Wed 11/8: In addition to a plethora of improv, sketch, stand-up, and storytelling acts—all featuring women—the slumber party Up All Nite at iO Theater (1501 N. Kingsbury) connects female performers with each other to talk shop. 9 PM-2 AM, $10 suggested donation

...and Maureen Muldoon tell personal stories they've never shared before. Head to Lincoln Hall (2424 N. Lincoln) to hear them all. 8 PM, $22 in advance, $25 at the door

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 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 05

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