10 hours ago

Graffiti on Karate School door and window, 3767 N. Racine

Large white spray paint on the Karate school at Grace, Clark and Racine. Two locations, one on the Grace side window and another on the door of 3763 N. Racine. Symbol 4? Seol-G? I don't understand the point.

2 days ago

    Tied House will open February 26
    "Tied House, the new two-level restaurant next to Schubas Tavern - the divey Lakeview music venue that hosts indie rock, comedy, and more - finally has an opening date: February 26. The interiors are a drastic upgrade from the razed restaurant that once stood at 3157 N. Southport Avenue.
    http://southportcorridorchicago.blogspot.com

Feb 12

Updated 6 days ago

Chicago's "Smart Lighting Project" is NOT smart!

Blinding LED streetlights have failed in NYC and LA, but Chicago keeps plodding ahead with first generation lighting. If you don't want your neighborhood to look like Fulton Market, call your Alderman and tell them you want warm PC Amber LED's in Chicago not "night game" lighting on your residential street. https://www.facebook.com/groups/155084901640186/
https://youtu.be/yCnBmM8UAwc

  • This is a prime example of how to not do campaigning.

    All Vicki ever does is to assume everyone shares her point of view so she tries to speak for everyone. Once that fails, she starts name calling and labelling, telling everyone that she’s right and everyone is wrong, that...

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    This is a prime example of how to not do campaigning.

    All Vicki ever does is to assume everyone shares her point of view so she tries to speak for everyone. Once that fails, she starts name calling and labelling, telling everyone that she’s right and everyone is wrong, that she wants to have intelligent conversations while everyone else is insensitive, that she’s a good citizen while everyone else is a troll, that her HPS lights are beautiful and everyone’s LEDs make the city look like Walmart parking lots and mosques. Once that fails, she resorts to personal attacks.

    All quality traits for someone that is trying to get people to support their cause.

  • reading thou this and having flashbaciks,

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b07-yKnKRMQ

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Feb 14

lost my keys

I lost them in the park off of Addison & LSD.
3 keys (on one key it says (the key makers name's???) Curtis & on another key it say Schlage... the 3rd key I don't remember maybe it says Taylor??? They is an electronic key fob (Black in color) and brown leather tag & 3 or 4 discount cards (one is for Petsmart & the other, that I can remember is for Dick Blick art supply store). Please call Layla at
312- 877-3289. Thank you Very much!

Feb 12

Updated Feb 12

Car key found

I found a Kia car key on Grace, just west of Janssen yesterday. PM me to identify.

  • Hi Cazh - I lost a key in that area over the weekend, but it's a Subaru car key. Just make sure the one you found is definitely a Kia? Mine was on a heart shaped key ring with a gold and silver key too, but it's possible that the car key may no longer be attached to the key ring. Thanks for double checking the one you have!

  • Hi Ashbash1013. Sorry to say the key has Kia written on it.
    Hope you’re successful in your search.

Feb 10

Updated Feb 12

    Chicago Nonprofit InjusticeWatch Digs Into Judicial Candidates
    You're standing in the voting booth, staring down at a long list of people running for judicial positions, and you have no idea which candidates you should vote for. Now there's help: InjusticeWatch, a Chicago-based non-partisan, not-for-profit journalism organization, is publishing a series of investigations on local judicial candidates up for election in Illinois' March 20th primary.
    https://www.nbcchicago.com
  • House-Frau Homemaker, mom, animal lover

    As long as Judge Carol Howard is booted I will be happy. She’s the idiot who gave the woman who tossed her just-born baby out of a 4th story window “house arrest”. She is a joke and a travesty to the criminal justice system.

  • d3 NOH

    Maybe there should be an explicit campaign to educate voters on her.

Feb 10

    Taco Bell's Replacement on Addison includes Planet Granite Climbing Gym
    Here are the latest renderings of what will be replacing Wrigleyville's Taco Bell at 1111 W. Addison Street. The first level will include street retail to be determined, and according to Tom Tunney's website and renderings, Planet Granite Climbing Gym based in California will occupy the 2nd and 3rd floors.
    http://southportcorridorchicago.blogspot.com

Jan 29

Updated Feb 10

Judges

Is there an organization or an individual(s) that compile a list of judges lenient or easy on crime that should not be retained or voted for? In view of so much crime committed by previous offenders a list like this would be very much appreciated by voters when heading to the polls.

Feb 05

Updated Feb 09

Good moving boxes for free

We moved over the weekend and have stacks of good professional moving boxes and clean wrapping/packing paper. Happy to pass them on to anyone who wants them. Any suggestions?

Feb 05

Updated Feb 08

Anyone know of a mobile lab that will do TB test, blood work, urinalyisis?

We need to get these tests done for an elderly blind woman we are helping.
It is almost impossible to transport her ourselves but she needs to get this work done to be able to get into a specific Catholic skilled care nursing home. They require them all completed before she moves in.
Thanks!

  • Also, you might call the Discharge Planning Department at any local hospital. They have current information for companies needed for patients at home.

  • future alderman future alderman

    a lot of tests can be done by mail-have you asked this home for advice?

Feb 07

Updated Feb 08

    D'Augustino's Southport Corridor is being remodeled
    Don't worry folks, DAG's at Southport and Addison is not closed for good, just undergoing a massive remodel of the interior. Takeout and delivery are still available and construction should last 5-6 weeks according to Open Table's reservation system.
    http://southportcorridorchicago.blogspot.com

Feb 01

Updated Feb 07

Anyone have any luck noise proofing a living room floor, front door and windows?

We like our 100 year old condo but the new family downstairs is driving us mad with the crying, screaming, jumping going on morning and night with all the ensuing sounds coming up right through our hardwood floors.

No they aren't going to alter their activities, we've discussed it with them..

Then there is the issue of the front door and all the hall sounds with the doors banging not to omit the noise from the front windows with the sound of school recess time and the el rolling by frequently.

The living room is the main point of conflict.

We could move but 'want to check this out first.

Thanks very much.

Jan 31

Updated Feb 06

Naked man running around in the street??

Did anyone else see or know anything about a probably 20 something white male about 6 3 approximately running north to south across Irving Park rd. naked holding a bloody finger that may or may not have been attached to him?? He seemed frantic. I saw him around 9 am today, Wednesday the 31st.

  • No. Not the same. I simply took a stroll down memory lane.

  • Crime reports are so much fun when the law breakers are described with more than a few hyphens.

Jan 30

Updated Feb 05

Frasca Closed

I saw the windows are boarded up and it says they are closed on Yelp! Anyone know what happened or what’s going on?

  • Southport Corridor Southport Corridor

    Remodeling :)

  • j Lakeview resident

    Real remodeling or a we went out of business, but won't admit it type remodeling? I
    wonder if it's a concept/name change, with the same owners.

  • Jeffrey Littleton Sheridan Park Neighbors Administrator

    Faux-modelling.

Jan 31

Updated Feb 03

Water heater annual maintenance

Anyone willing to share what they paid to have their water heater drained? I just called a couple of companies and they weren’t able/willing to give costs over the phone. Some had a call out fee that would be waived if I had them do the work.
Also, what was included in routine maintenance? Just draining the tank or more?
Any company recommendations would be gratefully received.

Thanks in advance!!

  • Chris T 10 year Lincoln Square/Ravenswood resident.

    @ Brian- when you said electric heater is that by chance a tankless heater?

  • Correct

Feb 01

Updated Feb 02

Dentist recommendation

Hi all, I live in Lakeview 60613. I have dental insurance imbedded in my Medicare program and I'm looking for a new dentist. My old one (Trambas) is not responsive to my calls.
Anywho, I have a list of providers so if you can recommend someone, pref. in Lakeview/Uptown, please do.

  • I've gone to this young lady once and was impressed. Convenient location, no hard sell (in fact quite the opposite). I suspect your insurance plan will mesh nicely with what this provider can offer you. http://www.chicagotoothfairy.com/

  • Update: My dentist finally replied and said that my Medicare plan only covers the basics like exams, cleaning and some x-rays.

Jan 17

Updated Feb 01

Where is a consignment store for vintage items?

Hi there, I have a couple of vintage fashion items and am looking for a consignment store. Not a consignment store for modern brand name clothing. Do you know of one?

Jan 23

Updated Jan 29

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?

  • What doesn't make sense is there is no sign with an arrow pointing back at the one in the picture above. I don't know I've been watching and occasionally people are parked there and I don't ever see tickets.

  • Tina D. Lincoln Square to North Park

    Am I seeing it right? I see a tow zone sign in front of the bikes...

Jan 25

Updated Jan 26

Loud Crashing Noises? Ashland/Addison. What are they from?

Does anyone know what the noises are they occur every 5 to 10 minutes and Have been going on for the last several nights. Thinking it may be something to do with the elderly care facility that’s being built but can’t seem to find where it’s from. Sounds like trucks going over metal covers in road?

  • d3 NOH

    Surely it is road diet related

  • I just got off the phone with the alderman office. They reached out to the construction company and the gas company that has the metal plates on the road. Sounds like they are laying some concrete today, but the metal plates will remain over the weekend while the concrete settles. Next week should be far quieter!

Jan 24

Updated Jan 26

Morning Traffic on Marine Drive

Is there something going on that's affecting the flow of traffic on Marine Drive between Montrose and Irving Park in the mornings around 7:30a - 8:15? It used to be relatively clear, but this week there are cars lined up most of the side streets to turn onto Marine Drive and Marine Drive is gridlocked. Took almost 15 minutes to get from Buena to Irving Park this morning.

  • There were a couple of days this week (and last) that Lake Shore traffic was a nightmare. A couple of major accidents during the morning rush due to road conditions. This likely made it difficult for people to get on Lake Shore so either they were waiting or taking side streets to try to avoid the mess. I know I got stuck in it one morning and my normal 45 minute rush hour trip took an hour and a half.

Jan 20

Updated Jan 23

Question about possible cougar sighting in Illinois.

If this or any other cougars get spotted again, why will it most likely be shot & killed? How many cougars have already been killed here? Like 3, 4?

Why can't we just (supervise our pets and then) turn a blind eye to it? I'm guessing there are probably even more cougars running around than we even know about. They are just doing their thing and trying to live. Why do we have to kill them?

Jan 13

Updated Jan 17

Selling 2BR Condo, need wood floor type recommendation

We are selling our 2 Bedroom Condo in Lakeview. We plan to take out the existing wood floor in family room and also take out bedroom carpeting. We plan to replace with a new wood floor through out the unit. We plan to buy at Home Depot. What flooring sells the best these days? Looking for a reco to appeal to prospective buyer.

  • Yep depending on the condition, Rebuilding Exchange finds a new home for it in its original form or uses it to make furniture and supply their woodworking classes.

  • Thanks for all of the good info! The old flooring is a laminate wood. And there is a subfloor underneath.

Dec 18

Updated Jan 17

Free Uhaul Boxes

Approx 50 boxes (most a mix of small and medium boxes) available near School St and Ashland Ave Wens. or Thurs. morning. A handful of mediums brand new and the rest used only once, for our move this month. PM if interested. Will honor FCFS. Happy holidays everyone!

Jan 17

Updated Jan 17

    VIDEO: Wicker Park Robbery Video Provides Another Learning Moment
    The latest North Side robbery alert from Chicago Police focuses on three incidents reported Friday in Wicker Park. But everyone can learn by watching surveillance video of one of the hold-ups. One of the best ways to train your gut instinct is to learn how street criminals operate. Around 12:45 p.m.
    http://www.cwbchicago.com
  • This is good advice, because most of us don't notice cars coming and going into alleys. They got a good look at the robber, he's probably a teen from one of the highschools, and I guess one of the teachers or principals will recognize him.

Jan 07

Updated Jan 09

CRIME

DEAR ALL:
We have a situation. I have been specifically targeted for vandalism and it concerns me that it is related to the muggings of November 8th.
On January 4th at 9:52pm a car drove up and parked across the street from our house on Clarendon (exactly where the mugging and beating took place on November 8th). At 9:54:50pm a young man gets out of his car and walks down our street, at 9:55:45pm he returns to his car, at...

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DEAR ALL:
We have a situation. I have been specifically targeted for vandalism and it concerns me that it is related to the muggings of November 8th.
On January 4th at 9:52pm a car drove up and parked across the street from our house on Clarendon (exactly where the mugging and beating took place on November 8th). At 9:54:50pm a young man gets out of his car and walks down our street, at 9:55:45pm he returns to his car, at 9:57:02pm he gets back out of his car, heads straight to my classic 1997 Camaro parked in front of my house on Hutchinson, pulls out a large knife tool, and destroys the passenger side of my Camaro. I have it all on tape but unfortunately he was well covered with hoodie including his face, and the cameras could not pick up the license plate number.
I have a strong suspicion that this is in retaliation from my involvement of the muggings.
I am in contact with the lead detective on the muggings case to see how to proceed.
Let's keep an eye out please.

  • Brian..its actually 60660Gal.
    Not 60657..but its okay..you can call me 606!

  • George F in Ravenswood displaced New Yorker

    No problem Mute. Knowledge is power, and forewarned is forearmed, and any other cliches that apply. BTW I consider something that is still cool after twenty years, and stands the test of time, a classic. Except maybe a Yugo.

Jan 08

Updated Jan 09

Free mvmt shop opens in Old Dry Cleaner on Southport and Waveland

Free mvmt shop opens today at 3649 Southport, across from Jewel Osco. Free mvmt shop is a movement--based fitness pop-up. They will be in the neighborhood until May 1st offfering classes in cardio-dance, animal movement, shadowboxing, yoga, pilates, and conditioning for all skill and experience levels. They support a Different local Nonprofit each month with a percent of sales. Definitely an exciting addition to the Southport Corridor.

Jan 07

Updated Jan 08

Cleaning service

In search of a cleaning service fir an
air BNB

  • d3 NOH

    Did the city approve your license even without you living there? Did you have to appeal ?

  • D3 if you have any questions call Kirk at (224) 805-7412. SMA mechanical is a legitimate company. That is if you are referring to my comment about work that Rose Lloyd posted about.

Jan 08

Updated Jan 08

Neighbors, where can I get a zipper Pull (zipper mend) really quick

I have 24 hours to get a zipper pull. Where should I go, thanks. I looked online but would have to order it.

Jan 01

Updated Jan 08

KIA Remote with house keys

Found in the block of 500 W. Briar
Please reach out to me..
M

  • Ed H. 5 year Lakeview resident

    Did you leave a note where you found them?

Jan 05

Kikko needs a home

A month ago someone posted about the loss of their dog. I think a Pittie. This beautiful girl needs a loving Home and I thought of you. I am not a techie so I don’t know how to find your post and I have no idea how to add the Facebook post so I just took pictures and attached them. This was shared with Paw’s volunteers and I’m a volunteer. Thanks

Oct 16 2012

Updated Jan 04

Illinois Police Department call scam (?)

Has anyone recieved any calls from the Illinois Police Department asking for donations. At least once a year I receive a call from people claiming to be from the Illinois Police Department, in the calls they either ask for a donation to help fallen officers or in one call that I recieved recently, the person tried to sell me energy efficiency light bulbs (being that the proceeds benefit families of) As a senior citizen, I have always been aware of scams and have often wondered if this is such.

  • Always look up the Form 990 for not for profit charities. It is filed w/ the Secretary of State.

    The Illinois Police Association ends up giving less than 10% of money raised to police charities on a yearly basis.

    The also have high complaints with consumer groups about not removing phone numbers of those who request being removed.

  • nancy and d3. excellent suggestion. asking simply and politely for that org status can probably tell you all you need to know.

Jan 01

Updated Jan 01

Lakeview -- are the stores open New Years day?

Hi everybody, I wasn't paying attention. Are Whole Foods, Jewel Walmart and other stores open today?

  • Check out websites. Almost all list their store hours on the holidays.

  • Yes...but you have to scour for the locations and there are varying hours with many; like Whole Paycheck (oops...Whole Foods). S0, I figure, just call the location.

Dec 28

Updated Dec 31

New to Lakeview

Hi there!
I’m new to the area and looking for suggestions of places in Lakeview to check out!

Thanks!

  • carly, you still with us?!

  • Gino Pinto Foursided Custom Framing Co-Owner

    Lots of great suggestions for food and drinks—all wonderful ideas! Also, don’t forget to check out the great selection of independent retail stores that are here year round...such as:
    Foursided - gifts and framing - 2939 N Broadway
    Foursided - cards and gifts - 2958 N Clark
    Inkling - 2917...

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    Lots of great suggestions for food and drinks—all wonderful ideas! Also, don’t forget to check out the great selection of independent retail stores that are here year round...such as:
    Foursided - gifts and framing - 2939 N Broadway
    Foursided - cards and gifts - 2958 N Clark
    Inkling - 2917 N Clark
    Bittersweet - bakery and gifts - 1114 W Belmont
    Windy City Sweets - 3310 N Broadway
    Cram men’s clothing - 3331 N Broadway
    The Alley - Clothing - 3221 N Clark
    Ragstock - hip used clothing - 812 W Belmont
    Strange Cargo - clothing, etc - custom T-shirt’s - 3448 N Clark
    Hollywood Mirror - kitsch clothes and gifts - 812 W Belmont
    Red Balloon - children’s clothing - 3651 N Southport

    I’m sure I missed a few great independent stores in Lakeview, but this should give you a few places as you get to know this incredible neighborhood. Have fun!

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