Nov 09

Updated 2 hours ago

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

6 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Will the Hot Luxury Market Finally Help Sell the Claude Seymour House? 817 W. Hutchinson in Buena Park

Will the Hot Luxury Market Finally Help Sell the Claude Seymour House? 817 W. Hutchinson in Buena Park

    Will the Hot Luxury Market Finally Help Sell the Claude Seymour House? 817 W. Hutchinson in Buena Park
    This 6-bedroom historic mansion at 817 W. Hutchinson in the Buena Park neighborhood of Uptown just came on the market. If it looks familiar, that's because we've chattered about it several times since 2012. See our October 2012 chatter here. The Claude Seymour House is one of the many historic mansions that line Hutchinson on this landmarked block.
    http://cribchatter.com

  • I rarely look at real estate notices, but when it's an historic or old and architecturally significant building, I do. Wow...the original architectural details in this mansion are just beautiful. All I need now are some millions of $$$!

5 days ago

Updated 3 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?

  • 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

29 hours ago

Updated 5 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.

  • Jeffrey Littleton 3rd Generation Uptown

    5 strikes? What kind of strikes?

    I don't know the details but to get a referendum on the ballot you are going to need 1000's of signatures of registered voters in the district/ward/municipality it effects. You will need people, it takes more signatures than one person can deliver.

    That means either you have good grassroots support or...your last name is Pritzker or Rauner.

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

    Good idea in principle. But then the criminal-friendly justice and penal system in Cook County would use it to plea felonies down to misdemeanors so the perps don’t get a “strike.” You’d end up with what should be felons being released more quickly rather than doing real (and full) time and starting their progression toward the 5th strike.

  • Jeffrey Littleton 3rd Generation Uptown

    Ballot referendum are non-binding in Illinois, it's a long way to go to make a point. There are some constitution am amendments you can initiate a change, but no statutes.
    To do that you would need at least 200,000 signatures of registered voters. It's kind of a rabbit hole for all but the most well-financed.
    With that said most legal advice harvested on internet forums is garbage. Google it.

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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 3 days ago

FBI: Ex-Teller Got $126,000 In Lakeview Bank Robbery

The Chase location at Sheridan and Irving was robbed on November 9. | Google  For nearly three minutes, a former employee loaded $126...

    FBI: Ex-Teller Got $126,000 In Lakeview Bank Robbery
    For nearly three minutes, a former employee loaded $126,520 in cash from a Lakeview Chase Bank vault into a messenger bag while holding two tellers at gunpoint on November 9, police said. Now, a woman has been charged in the case.
    http://www.cwbchicago.com

  • Actually you do hear all the time of older victims that dont report being victims of theft for the same reason....shame.

  • when a victim becomes a criminal, they become a criminal. they are no longer a victim. at that point they are in the position of making new victims.

5 days ago

Updated 4 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.

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Disguised bank teller robs branch of own bank, arrested later at work: FBI

Gamble entered the bank at 3956 N. Sheridan Road about 9:30 a.m. and sat in a waiting area “fidgeting’’ with dog biscuits they give to customers’ pets, according to the complaint against her. A staffer spotted her and noticed something felt “off,’’ according to the criminal complaint filed Monday.

    Disguised bank teller robs branch of own bank, arrested later at work: FBI
    A pink floral nightgown and black lipstick didn't help a bank teller who was immediately recognized by former colleagues when she held up her former workplace, stealing $126,000, according to court documents. Latasha Gamble, 24, is accused of robbing the Chase Bank branch at gunpoint on Nov. 9.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Nov 05

Updated 5 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.

5 days ago

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    1 NEW DUPLEX FROM 1ST FL TO LOWER LEVEL IN AN EXISTING 6 DU MASONRY CONDO BUILDING - NO WORK TO ANY OTHER UNITS OR OTHER PARTS OF BUILDINGINTERIOR ALTERATIONS AND REPLACEMENT OF INTERIOR FINISHESUPGRADES TO ELECTRICAL AND PLUMBING SYSTEM (CONDITIONAL PERMIT SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS)

    4327 N. Hazel St. Issued November 13, 2017 Comment

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Donate to Annual NBC 5, Telemundo Chicago Coat Drive

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    https://www.nbcchicago.com

5 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?

5 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 6 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

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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 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

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

Armed Woman Takes "Substantial" Haul In Lakeview Bank Robbery

...9:40 a.m., the woman displayed a black handgun to tellers at Chase Bank, 3956 North Sheridan. The woman entered the bank vault and stuffed an undetermined amount of cash into a...

    Armed Woman Takes "Substantial" Haul In Lakeview Bank Robbery
    An armed woman took a "substantial" amount of cash from a bank vault during a take-over robbery in Lakeview this morning. No one was injured. Around 9:40 a.m., the woman displayed a black handgun to tellers at Chase Bank, 3956 North Sheridan. The woman entered the bank vault and stuffed an undetermined amount of cash into a satchel.
    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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    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

FBI looking for woman who robbed Lakeview bank at gunpoint

The robbery happened about 9:30 a.m. at the Chase Bank at 3956 N. Sheridan Road.  The woman fled with cash after displaying a handgun, the FBI said.

    Person arrested after bank robbery in Lakeview
    FBI officers were responding to a bank robbery in Chicago's Lake View neighborhood Thursday morning.
    http://www.chicagotribune.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

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