3 hours ago

Need to find a good electrician Fast!

Got to change from fuses to circuit breaker in a three flat! Lakeview location!

Mark Bean Broker EXP Realty

28 hours ago

Updated 20 hours ago

Seeking a photographer for artwork

Can anyone recommend a good photographer who's experienced with photographing flat artwork?

  • Dreamer North Center

    Lee Klawans and he's very reasonable. Find him on Facebook.

3 days ago

Updated 47 hours ago

Optometrist Referral

Hi, I am looking for an economical (exam/contacts/glasses) optometrist referral in the Lakeview/Roscoe Village/North Center areas or even downtown Loop. Thank you for your suggestions.

  • Second City Eye Care. 4115 N Lincoln Ave.
    Dr. Liz is great!

  • do you want an optometrist or opthalmologist? Walgreens has a new Optical Centers.

3 days ago

    Foxtrot Delivery Market coming to the Southport Gateway Development
    Foxtrot Delivery Market, with locations in Lincoln Park, River North, West Loop and Wicker Park is coming to 3334 N. Southport Avenue, across the street from Coda Di Volpe as part of The Southport Gateway apartment building. More information below the graphic about the Southport Gateway development.
    http://southportcorridorchicago.blogspot.com

Jun 09

Updated 6 days ago

New restaurant?

Anyone know what’s going in to the former Dive Bar space on Halsted just south of Cornelia? Looks like they’re painting the outside in preparation for something.

  • Do we need another restaurant in the neighborhood.

  • I'm curious too, that was supposed to be the reopening of mEAT, but those signs have been down for over a year now. And, yes, we certainly need as much restaurant choice in this neighborhood as possilbe, anything is better than another closed building.

  • Li, if you think you know what the neighborhood needs, by all means....

    go ahead and take the risk and open up your own business.

    or, sit on the sidelines and take e-potshots at those who have the courage, conviction, stamina and work ethic to try.

Jun 05

Updated Jun 07

Looking for House cleaner - temporary

Hi, I've had surgery and can't clean or do laundry. So, I'm looking for someone to do this for me for the next couple of months (maybe every other week). I have a 1bed / 1bath apartment Irving Pk near LSD. I have all of the supplies and laundry is in the building.

Thanks.

  • Hi Mark
    My name is LaShawn i currently do home health care in your area. I have 30+years of experience. I'm interested in the position you have posted. You can either e-mail me @ Lashawnpollard20@gmail.com or call at 773-707-4106 if you'd like,we can discuss matter more.
    Thanks, LaShawn

  • Folks, I've found someone. Thanks for the suggestions.

Jun 02

Looking for a Room

Hi, I am currently looking for a room for rent in East Lakeview. I am a 28 year old female. I travel for work 2 or 3 weeks out of the month so I am never home. If anyone is looking for a roommate let me know.

May 26

Updated Jun 01

Free perennial plants

I have lots of plants that need dividing and I'm happy to share with my neighbors. Both sun and shade perennials, including several kinds of hosta, coreopsis, purple daylilies, campanula, spiderwort, Japanese anemones, heliopsis, black-eyed susans, goldenrod, sea oats, Culver's root, trumpet vine, autumn-flowering clematis, iris, garlic chives, mint.......and more. Google these names if you want to see what they look like in bloom. Contact me if you're interested.
P.S. "Acts of kindness" seems odd but no other category fits!

  • Anita W. in Wrigleyville 30-year resident

    I'll be home today if anyone wants to come by for plants. Come round to the alley behind 1231 W. Addison St. Bring a plastic bag!

  • P N

    I'd love one! When can I get it?

Jun 01

Screaming person around 4 am

I heard someone screaming in the middle of the night. It was near the intersection of W Irving Park and N Pine Grove. The paramedics arrived. Does anyone know what happened? Hope everyone's okay.

May 31

Updated Jun 01

Loud music frequently in the summer at Hermitage + Montrose

I don't know where this started coming exactly from but I think it's that huge house that got built right on the NE corner of Montrose and Hermitage a few years ago. They frequently have parties with LOUD MUSIC, OUTDOORS, during the week (must be nice to not have to work or care about sleep, I guess) and I'm just tired of it. I've lived in this neighborhood for almost 15 years. I like living here because it is NOT...

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I don't know where this started coming exactly from but I think it's that huge house that got built right on the NE corner of Montrose and Hermitage a few years ago. They frequently have parties with LOUD MUSIC, OUTDOORS, during the week (must be nice to not have to work or care about sleep, I guess) and I'm just tired of it. I've lived in this neighborhood for almost 15 years. I like living here because it is NOT like living on a street with loud bars. At least it was, until these inconsiderate neighbors! Way to come into a neighborhood and ruin it.

Maybe the music is coming from somewhere else but, I think that's the place. Huge party going on right now, only been getting louder since 9:30 when I got home. Going on 11:30 now, I'm wondering amidst the whoops and screams as I can hear people getting drunker and wilder, will I sleep tonight at all?

I've called for a noise complaint on them before. I don't want to do it again. I should not have to do this every time. Have some common sense and respect for other people. I also kind of suspect that, nothing will happen. I mean, if you are rich enough to get a lot rezoned just for your huge single family mansion that's somehow technically an LLC... maybe rules just don't apply to you? Politeness certainly doesn't, apparently.

I feel like a grandpa complaining about this but, to be honest, I'm like, ~1 block away, in my apartment, sweltering because I closed all my windows to try to block out noise, and when I called a friend this evening they said, "Wow, where are you? Out partying?" so, yeah. It's that loud. I cannot imagine what the poor houses RIGHT NEXT TO THEM, are going through.

Does anyone else have any thoughts on this? Anyone else that needs to get to bed but can't sleep through this racket want to commiserate?

  • Jill H 38 years in Chicago, 19 in North Center

    I heard really loud music on a rainy night a couple of weeks ago, but I'm near Cullom and Hermitage and thought it was coming from the east or slightly southeast of my house. I took a walk around the neighborhood and still couldn't figure out the source. I didn't...

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    I heard really loud music on a rainy night a couple of weeks ago, but I'm near Cullom and Hermitage and thought it was coming from the east or slightly southeast of my house. I took a walk around the neighborhood and still couldn't figure out the source. I didn't go as far as Lakeview High but thought it might have been music from prom night.

    Architectural Artifacts in the middle of the 4300 block on the east side of Ravenswood often had loud events in the past but they have become more responsive to noise complaints and seem to have reduced the noise volume. I didn't hear anything last night but I was out. You could certainly call 911 if you can reasonably identify the source.

May 27

Updated May 30

Horrible outdoors karakoe!!!

I usually really enjoy the live music that the festivals bring right outside of my window on Sheffield. But this year outdoor KARAKOE with the worst singers ever blasted on loudspeakers!! How is this not noise pollution and illegal?!? I’m about to go buy an air horn and just start blowing it out of my window u til they stop!!

  • Whoa, what did those trains ever do to you?! Two things-
    1. Karaoke is and will ALWAYS be spelled like KARAOKE.
    2. Im a lifetime lincoln parker. Wrightwood and lincoln ave baby.

  • Would you be OK with it if they could carry a tune and keep up with song lyrics? If it's a regular thing you can call the Debbie Downers at ASCAP, BMI, or SESAC who will enthusiastically shake them down for licensing fees. That shuts down many karaoke nights around the city.

May 25

Updated May 28

Lost cat 5/25/18

Black tuxedo cat lost 5/25/18. Reward!

  • LadyHawk Lifelong resident

    Whew! Wonderful news! Happened with my Siamese 'Karma' . I would take and monitor him only in our backyard. 🐈 cat's are trainable and he knew he was not allowed beyond fence. For years this was flawless. I would check on him every 20 minutes and then one day I...

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    Whew! Wonderful news! Happened with my Siamese 'Karma' . I would take and monitor him only in our backyard. 🐈 cat's are trainable and he knew he was not allowed beyond fence. For years this was flawless. I would check on him every 20 minutes and then one day I dozed off for about four hours. Immediately I went to bring him in and he was nowhere to be found. For four agonizing days he had either been on a feline field trip, or somehow accidentally locked up in a shed or garage. Be sure to block that access so she stays out of there. Cat's are wonderful!

  • future alderman future alderman

    i'll ever forget the time my new ll hadn't blocked off the space between the kitchen cabinets and the wall as we had agreed upon-my cat was IN the wall 3 flights up for what seemed like an eternity! (crinkling a ciggy wrapper brought her out, boo loved her floss!)

May 25

Updated May 28

Looking for cheap portable AC

I'm looking for a portable air conditioner for as cheap as possible until our central AC is repaired. Any and all leads are welcome, thanks.

  • Hi there, we have a very used AC window unit that we no longer need. It works really well still though. Can be picked up on Logan Square today.

May 25

Found Cat

Male neutered cat found in Lakeview. Microchip is registered to PAWS but they are closed. Call Duke Animal Hospital at 773-697-9757 if you have info about this very friendly lost cat.

May 25

Our Cat was found!

All is well! Thanks to everyone who looked for her!

May 23

Updated May 24

Question about the Salvation Army stores

Hi, would anyone know what the Salvation Army stores discounts are on Fridays? I thought the sign said after 6 pm 75% off everything. Please advise.

  • I don't have access to FB.

  • I was told that on Sat. - everything that has the 1/2 price color tag is 69 cents. if they have 4 color tags - it is the one that is the oldest and has not sold - at least this was the method the Salvation Army store that was on Broadway near Montrose used...Happy Shopping....

May 19

Updated May 23

Plumber Recommendations

I live in a 5 story 1920s condo building with 10 units. There are a total of 4 plumbing riser stacks (galvanized) in the building. We have these risers routed out every year. Our contractor is recommending we route the risers twice a year now.

I am looking for recommendations for reputable plumbers with experience in vintage buildings. We are interested in getting professional opinions on such topics as:

1. Should we even be routing the pipes given their age and potential frailty?
2. Is power flushing a better option to routing?
3. What is remaining useful life and potential approaches to replacement?

Thanks much for any and all suggestions!

  • Power Plumbing will give you a straight, complete answer before they do anything, They are not only the best plumbers in the city, they are the best in all the trades.

  • Thank you North Center guy! We appreciate the endorsement!

May 09

Updated May 19

Deadline Announced for Appealing Your Property Taxes in Chicago’s Lake View Township for 2018

You can appeal directly with the Cook County Assessor via their website. However, unless you have thoroughly researched comparable properties (aka “comps” – the most similar homes to yours), you may only win a reduction of hundreds of dollars while foregoing a reduction in the thousands.

We use Kensington Research & Recovery (http://www.kensington-research.com) to appeal our property taxes and are very happy with them. If you want to see how much they could save you, they offer a free assessment...

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You can appeal directly with the Cook County Assessor via their website. However, unless you have thoroughly researched comparable properties (aka “comps” – the most similar homes to yours), you may only win a reduction of hundreds of dollars while foregoing a reduction in the thousands.

We use Kensington Research & Recovery (http://www.kensington-research.com) to appeal our property taxes and are very happy with them. If you want to see how much they could save you, they offer a free assessment of how much your property taxes may be reduced based on up to five comps for your home. There is no obligation to use Kensington to appeal your property taxes following the estimate.

Whether or not you appeal yourself or use Kensington – just make sure you appeal or you are sure to pay more than your fair share!

May 13

Updated May 15

Screaming last night

Does anyone know what was going on last night around 4:00am on the corner of Racine and Roscoe? Hoping that everyone is okay!

May 12

Fire in roscoe village early saturday

I was leaving town at 5:30 am on Saturday morning and saw the smoke and fire trucks rushing to scene. Praying everyone is ok. Anyone knows what happened?

May 10

Updated May 11

    Sushi Mura officially closed, TOD development coming
    Southport Corridor - Chicago, Illinois. Sushi Mura officially closed, TOD development coming
    http://southportcorridorchicago.blogspot.com
  • Is it just me or does it seem these TODs are putting many mom and pop businesses out of biz!
    Sushi Mura now and soon Rise sushi will close as well to make way for new construction.
    These new developments don’t seem to be cost efficient for independently owned businesses that used to make Southport a quaint cool street for neighborhood businesses.
    Am I missing something here?

  • Hi there Ellen. I share the same concerns as you when it comes to the loss of mom and pop stores in our neighborhood. I do want to point out that the cost of rent can actually be cheaper for retailers in a TOD than a building that requires more...

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    Hi there Ellen. I share the same concerns as you when it comes to the loss of mom and pop stores in our neighborhood. I do want to point out that the cost of rent can actually be cheaper for retailers in a TOD than a building that requires more parking.

    With a TOD, the developer has more rentable space than with a building with parking which does not have as much return on sq/ft. In turn they have less pressure to charge higher rents to make up the difference. I think Southport is losing mom and pop stores since national chains can pay more.

    The street is a victim of it's own success.

May 09

Updated May 10

Permit Parking

If you live on W. Belle Plaine from 1950-1901 please let me know if your interested in signing a petion for permit parking.

- both sides of the blocks have permit parking. Limiting parking on this block.

- there are businesses close that draw in non-residents that do park on our street limiting parking for residents.

- commuters via train or bus.

- Rib Fest. No service is provided during the rib fest to only allow residential parking on our block.

- Cubs game nights.

- construction.

Etc...

I have a petition ready to sign. I will also be posting signs on each door as well to contact me for this.

May 05

Updated May 10

Know a great Property Management Company?

I live in a 10 unit vintage (circa 1924) condo building. We are very unhappy with our property manager for too many reasons to list. Can anyone recommend a Property Manager who is responsive, proactive, and helpful in keeping an older building well maintained? Thanks!

  • I'm looking for a couple of guys willing to get under a crawl space and clean it out, level it out and put down plastic for vapor barrier. There's some cinder blocks thrown under there, uneven dirt.

  • Meg, great reply. Nice to see you not blow a gasket over getting responses that veer from your direct request or that don’t quite get you to the next step. Most people over here lose it when that happens and it turns into a free for all.

    Let us know...

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    Meg, great reply. Nice to see you not blow a gasket over getting responses that veer from your direct request or that don’t quite get you to the next step. Most people over here lose it when that happens and it turns into a free for all.

    Let us know what you end up doing. Hysterical in regards to people not wanting to do anything. In my 7 unit, it’s me as a treasurer, the oldest guy in the building as President, and the next oldest guys (who are selling) doing it all. Beyond that the rest fall off the face of the earth. Scary thought. Can totally relate to your herding cats reference.

    Pullin’ for you, good luck. That 200k elevator special assessment ( insert crying emoji )

May 09

Updated May 10

Any other home owners out there have a problem with homeless on your property?

We have one person and he often has friends with him and they perch on the side of our building being noisy, drunk, foul language, littering, etc.

Aside from calling the police, what do you do? This is really a problem in the summer. Our house has become a gathering place for them.

He often hangs around Challenger Park, Irving and Sheridan and Montrose between Kenmore and Sheridan. He has a large cart.

Thank you.

P.S. Yes, we've tried talking to him - nothing works. He's scary, very hostile. Starts screaming and cursing.

  • Yikes. I wonder why you preface your question with "aside from calling the police"? I'd call them. Every. Single. Time.

Apr 30

Updated May 09

Super Friendly Tuxedo Cat missing

hello! my extremely friendly black and white male cat Myshkin is very curious and loves people. He's very interested in everyone's apartment and may have tried to follow you in. He's a long kitty with a lot of fur and a very fluffy tail--he also usually has a little bit of painless but noticeable build up under his right eye. We live on Barry right off of Clark, so he was probably somewhere within a few blocks of that. If anyone has seen him (or if he's made himself at home in your house), please let us know as soon as possible, we've been looking everywhere and are really worried. thank you!

  • Alma 1 Logan square

    Hi LjM, I'm sorry you feel that way. I know people have strong feelings about cats going outside, so I appreciate your perspective. We adore Myshkin and have tried keeping him inside because we know the risks as well. He was so unhappy when we did that we felt it...

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    Hi LjM, I'm sorry you feel that way. I know people have strong feelings about cats going outside, so I appreciate your perspective. We adore Myshkin and have tried keeping him inside because we know the risks as well. He was so unhappy when we did that we felt it was worse for him to be inside. We take him to the vet often, try to play with him as much as possible, and have a regular meal schedule for him. I understand why you feel that way, thanks for your input.

  • Laylasimicart artist selling off of Etsy

    What about getting your back porch, if you have one,glassed in so he can look outside.
    Also check out Jason Galaxy's website, he is a cat behaviorist and may have some good advice on how to keep your cat calmer, and more of an indoor cat.
    Jason Galaxy has his own show on The Animal Planet channel called, " My Cat From Hell".

May 08

When is the Imperial Towers Yard sale?

If you know....Uptown Update has it advertised May 6, which was last week.

May 07

Updated May 08

Looking for pet friendly one bedroom !

Hi all -

I know these posts are common, so I apologize in advance.

I’d much rather rent with private landlords more than brokers / large management companies as I haven’t had the best experience with them.

If any landlords have pet friendly one bedrooms available now - June please private message me.

Thank you!

  • I’m a real estate agent and would love to help find you a spot. As a renter there is no fee at all for my services. Let me know. Thanks!

  • sn

    Reside Living is great, been with them for 10yrs

May 07

Marianne Lalonde Running for Alderman

Marianne Lalonde, Lakeside Area Neighbors Block club president has formed a committee to run for alderman in the 46th ward. She is on the board of Sarah's Circle.

May 05

Updated May 07

Erika Wozniak Forms Committee to run for 46th ward Alderman

CPS teacher Erika Wozniak has formed a committee to run for Alderman. Renner Barsala of Haymarket Books is on board to work on her campaign, likely as treasurer. Wozniak is vehemently against the TIFS that Ald. Shiller created. Both of the above mentioned are new residents of Uptown. Should be a fun election season!

  • K in North Center longtime North Side resident

    Wow -- is this thread negative. Is Cappleman feeling threatened?

    Based on everything I've read, Ms. Wozniak is an Uptown resident and a teacher. She appears to have an interest in helping to create a thriving community with strong services for the ward -- especially public schools. I followed the...

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    Wow -- is this thread negative. Is Cappleman feeling threatened?

    Based on everything I've read, Ms. Wozniak is an Uptown resident and a teacher. She appears to have an interest in helping to create a thriving community with strong services for the ward -- especially public schools. I followed the sign controversy and am familiar with ONE Northside (which has several members of the clergy from various faiths on its board, so I'm not sure how one can make an argument that they have a "commie agenda").

    Obviously people who have commented here want to organize against her candidacy (or possible candidacy -- I don't see anything announcing that she's formed a committee). That's your right. But the smear campaign appears to be pretty thin, if your main talking points are that the possible candidate threw a "hissy fit" and that she has "commie supporters."

    As for me, I'm going to go outside to enjoy the sunshine. Seems like some of you should do that as well.

  • Ukirain2015 Uptown resident

    K,
    Thank you for the tip. I’m already enjoying my day.
    There is no smear campaign. Let’s wait and see, as for One Northside, you skipped over the reported abuses, or is the fact that they have clergy from various faiths mean that there was absolutely no abuse. Selective reading
    Doesn’t make anyone informed .
    Enjoy your day, no need to further the discussion as we clearly disagree on many levels.

May 06

Updated May 06

Ordinance violations

Does anyone know if there is an ordinance violation regarding the moving of a metal garbage receptacle from its city placed spot to another one a block away. A person in my building doesn’t like that there is one placed on our corner (she thinks it attracts rats ). Last nite sometime after dark she rolled it down the street and placed it a block away. TIA!

  • d3 NoHo

    A dumpster or a black trash can on the street?

May 04

Updated May 05

Military Interpreter Looking for a Job

US military interpreter looking for a job who recently arrived form Afghanistan.
If anyone can help please let me know.
Evan
773-230-8225 Cell

  • I think it would help to list all skillsets on this thread

    certainly this great American gained more than just interpreter experience during his or her service.

    good luck to your friend.

  • Heartland Alliance has an interpreter business in the Broadway Bank building. A lot of social service agencies need language skills: World Relief, Refugee One, Iraqi Mutual Aid, Thresholds, Trilogy, etc.

  • K in North Center longtime North Side resident

    This may be a bit out of left field, but I know hospitals such as Illinois Masonic use interpreters to help them communicate with patients. It also seems like Swedish Covenant has a large south Asian clientele. Perhaps the interpreter could contact their HR department.

May 04

Updated May 05

Sump/ejector pump maintenance

Wondering if anyone has some words of wisdom regarding who is best suited to service our ejector pump; a plumber or basement waterproofing company? Also, the names of companies you’ve had good experiences with would be gratefully received. Many thanks.

  • Neighborhood Dad 27-year resident of North Center/St Bens/Lincol...

    Try Nuzzo Plumbing. They have serviced ours and done much other good work for us.

    http://nuzzoplumbing.com/

  • we recently had to replace ours and used Roto Rooter. WE were in a bind and needed it fast, and i do believe we were overcharged. (total $1400); The pump comes with a 10-year warranty, and parts & labot one year warranty.

  • Try bubba & Wayne sewer. I found them to be the most reasonable and did some work for us

May 02

Updated May 03

St. Andrews Rummage Sale?

Hi all, would anyone know when St. Andrews will have their infants & children's rummage sale? Thanks.

Apr 28

Refugee who worked for US Army in need of Cell Phone

Refugee father in need of cell phone
If you can help please let me know.
Thank you
Evan
773-230-8225

Apr 24

Updated Apr 24

Gunshots?

Did anyone just hear gunshots on Broadway by Belle Plaine? Or was that fireworks?

Apr 23

Updated Apr 24

    The Wellington/Southport and Lincoln development looks to be back on track
    After years of starting and stopping construction, along with rendering changes, it appears that the stalled mixed-use development has started the marketing process for retailers with no sign of Mattress Firm included. From the leasing brochure: "Newly renovated, magnificent Lake View retail space on the prominent CORNER of Southport, Wellington, and Lincoln Avenues.
    http://southportcorridorchicago.blogspot.com
  • Thats the old funeral home. About time something was done with it.

  • LOL: "Steps from the Wellington and Diversey Brown/Purple line platforms"

    That's a 1/2 mile away to Wellington, and more for Diversey...nice spin, Doc Jameson!

    The place has been vacant for so long, and the windows gone, it's at least 6 months from a full gut rehab to be viable. The...

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    LOL: "Steps from the Wellington and Diversey Brown/Purple line platforms"

    That's a 1/2 mile away to Wellington, and more for Diversey...nice spin, Doc Jameson!

    The place has been vacant for so long, and the windows gone, it's at least 6 months from a full gut rehab to be viable. The rendering at least keeps the funeral home facade and stonework, but the interior has been exposed to the elements long enough that I doubt it would be an easy fix.

    I walk/ride past this place 4x day, and it's been an eyesore since the mattress store bailed.

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