15 hours ago

Updated 44 min ago

Question about the carjackings

It seems that we have tens of carjackings every week. Got me thinking. What is this doing to the car insurance costs in Chicago? And can the victims whose cars get totalled sue the thieves direct or does the insurance sue the thieves?

  • Mute Mute Me

    "What is this doing to the car insurance costs in Chicago?"

    Nothing if you have liability.

    "And can the victims whose cars get totalled sue the thieves direct or does the insurance sue the thieves?

    Neither if the theives arent caught and if they are caught not sure what your gonna collect from someone sitting in jail.

  • I must watch too much court TV, because I see victims (or plaintiffs) all the time suing someone who totalled their car go court for damages when the insurance company only covers a limited amount of money.

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Nov 09

Updated 15 hours ago

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.

  • 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!

  • DEAR ALL:
    Concerning the rampage of muggings November 8th, I received a call last night from the lead detective: one of the 4 criminals is in custody. The CPD is now interviewing the suspect to turn in the other 3 which I am confident he will in exchange for reduced charges. So this good news to enhance safety for our neighborhood.

    HAVE A WONDERFUL THANKSGIVING MY FRIENDS !!

18 hours ago

    Rock Engravings of Dogs on Leashes Show Pre-Neolithic Good Boys
    A new study of prehistoric rock art reveals how hunters in the Arabian Peninsula pursued prey with dogs over 8,000 years ago - and even controlled their packs with leashes. The engravings represent the earliest evidence for dogs on the Arabian Peninsula and might even stand as the earliest depictions of canines yet, as Science first reported.
    https://hyperallergic.com

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Chicago’s Best Black Friday Clothing Sales and Shopping Events

Lincoln Park boutique Jayne (2707 N. Clark St., jayneboutique.com) will offer 20 percent off store-wide inventory, plus special deals on boots, scarves, and leggings, throughout Black Friday.

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...post-cheat-day penance later this week. Thankfully, the new Lululemon Chicago Fulton Market Local (167 N. Sangamon St., shop.lululemon.com) concept store is now open, and it has on-trend gear that...

Eloquii (520 N. Michigan Ave., eloquii.com), which offers women’s clothing in sizes 14 to 28, will host a...

Wicker Park boutique Penelope’s (1913 W. Division St., shoppenelopes.com), which stocks upscale basics for men and women, is offering cold-weather gear—think coats, hats, gloves, and scarves—at 20 percent off through Monday. The deal also applies online: Just enter the code “shopsmall” at checkout.

ENAZ (3432 N. Southport Ave., enaz.com) will offer 20 percent off clothing and handbags, and 10 percent off jewelry and accessories, on Black Friday. As a bonus, staffers offer gift wrapping.

Suuri Design (2042 N. Clark St., suuridesign.com) will offer 25 percent off everything in the store from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Black Friday. The boutique stocks watches and jewelry including rings with semiprecious stones, rose-gold necklaces, and leather chokers.

...shops featuring wares from local artisans. Participating retailers include women’s clothing store Ad Hoc (1948 W. Chicago Ave.), art gallery and gift shop Paperish Mess (1955 W. Chicago Ave.), jewelry store Tarnish (2024...

...clothing store Ad Hoc (1948 W. Chicago Ave.), art gallery and gift shop Paperish Mess (1955 W. Chicago Ave.), jewelry store Tarnish (2024 W. Chicago Ave.), and clothing store Study Hall (2016 W. Chicago...

...Ave.), art gallery and gift shop Paperish Mess (1955 W. Chicago Ave.), jewelry store Tarnish (2024 W. Chicago Ave.), and clothing store Study Hall (2016 W. Chicago Ave.). The event runs from noon to...

...W. Chicago Ave.), jewelry store Tarnish (2024 W. Chicago Ave.), and clothing store Study Hall (2016 W. Chicago Ave.). The event runs from noon to 7 p.m...

Weddington Way (weddingtonway.com), the bridal boutique within Banana Republic (744 N. Michigan Ave.), will offer 30 percent off six of its top dress styles from Thursday through Saturday. The retailer will also offer 25 percent off all non-sale items on its website on Cyber Monday.

ACME Hotel Company (15 E. Ohio St., acmehotelcompany.com) hosts its Holiday Pop-Up Market on four upcoming days: November 29, December...

Nordstrom (55 E. Grand Ave., shop.nordstrom.com) continues its Pop-In@Nordstrom series with a new, temporary shop stocking...

    Chicago's Best Black Friday Clothing Sales and Shopping Events
    There just could be turkey, mashed potatoes, and tons of pie in your immediate future. And if that's the case, you'll be ready for some post-cheat-day penance later this week. Thankfully, the new Lululemon Chicago Fulton Market Local (167 N.
    http://www.chicagomag.com

4 days ago

Updated 39 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.

  • do you think the judges & chief judge know about this law? I keep seeing a rotating door with the same criminals released. Maybe (we) should send the Chief Judge a copy of the law to remind him?

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

    I think they and the States’ Attorneys and defense attorneys all know about it.

    Again, I haven’t researched it. But I doubt anyone has even qualified for those 3 strikes. Meaning nobody has had two prior, separate convictions for the heinous felonies listed and folllowed it up with another such...

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    I think they and the States’ Attorneys and defense attorneys all know about it.

    Again, I haven’t researched it. But I doubt anyone has even qualified for those 3 strikes. Meaning nobody has had two prior, separate convictions for the heinous felonies listed and folllowed it up with another such conviction. I’d assume any of the felonies would have resulted in perhaps a 25-year sentence. Two of those would be 50 years. Assuming the person was 18 at the first conviction, and there were only 2 years between the first release and the second conviction. That’d leave you with a 70-year-old needing to commit another heinous crime.

    It needs to be a broader list of what felonies count as “strikes.” And a system that doesn’t use those strikes to pressure perps into pleading to lesser crimes to avoid a strike.

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2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Charges Filed In Sunday Gunfire Near Clark/Diversey

...Kimberly Eberl; CPD  A 23-year-old suburban man opened fire in an alley near Clark and Diversey on Sunday afternoon, shooting out two condominium windows, but causing no injuries, Chicago police said...

    Charges Filed In Sunday Gunfire Near Clark/Diversey
    A 23-year-old suburban man opened fire in an alley near Clark and Diversey on Sunday afternoon, shooting out two condominium windows, but causing no injuries, Chicago police said today. Brandon Ortiz of west suburban Hillside is charged with felony unlawful use of a weapon; felony aggravated discharge of a weapon into an occupied building; and two misdemeanor counts of criminal damage to property, a department spokesperson said.
    http://www.cwbchicago.com

  • Mute Mute Me

    suburbanites coming to chicago to commit crimes!

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Local Movers needed

Need a mover to pick up a lg couch in north center and move it to wrigleyville

3 days ago

Nov 15

Updated 3 days 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

4 days ago

Shots Fired Near Clark/Diversey Sunday Afternoon; Possible Drug Deal Gone Bad

Shell casings were found in an alley behind this building at Diversey and Orchard, police said. A gunman opened fire during an apparent drug transaction Sunday afternoon in Southeast...

    Shots Fired Near Clark/Diversey Sunday Afternoon; Possible Drug Deal Gone Bad
    A gunman opened fire during an apparent drug transaction Sunday afternoon in Southeast Lakeview, according to police and department sources. No one was injured in the incident, but two windows were shot out in a nearby condo building. A suspect is in custody and a handgun has been recovered.
    http://www.cwbchicago.com

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Video tours, free rent offers at new Wave Lakeview in Lakeview East

The building is in a predominantly residential part of Lakeview East that’s often referred to as Belmont Harbor. The location affords residents quick access to the park, the harbor, Lake Shore Drive, and the miles-long strip of bars, restaurants and shops along Broadway and Clark.

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Wave Lakeview, a 30-story modernist apartment tower at 420 W Belmont Ave in Lakeview East, is Chicago’s largest condo deconversion.

    Video tours, free rent offers at new Wave Lakeview in Lakeview East
    Wave Lakeview, a 30-story modernist apartment tower at 420 W Belmont Ave in Lakeview East, is Chicago's largest condo deconversion. Apartments are available for immediate occupancy at Wave Lakeview, which is nearing completion of a major renovation that includes an expansion of its amenities and all-new apartment finishes.
    http://yochicago.com

Nov 17

Oct 11

Updated Nov 16

Package Thief

Package was stole just 10 mins after Fedex dropped it off.
https://ring.com/share/6475734277667887018

    Ring #AlwaysHome
    Check out this video! I just captured it with my Ring Camera!
    https://ring.com
  • Mute Mute Me

    Update? Or is it as i suspect? Camera useless. Doesnt deter anything?

  • House-Frau Homemaker, mom, animal lover

    Yes please give us an update!

Nov 16

Frances McDormand channels God’s wrath in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

2828 N. Clark St.

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1715 Maple Ave.

322 E. Illinois St.

1471 W. Webster Ave.

    Frances McDormand channels God's wrath in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
    The title town of Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri seems like the very model of traditional small-town America, radiating charm and tranquility. Neighbors keep in touch, and the crime rate is so low that the police station shuts down at night.
    https://www.chicagoreader.com

Nov 16

Chicago Scene: This Used to Be Chicago author Joni Hirsch Blackman

3000 N. Clark Street

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10324 S. Western Avenue

1102 W. 18th Street

3324 W. Wrightwood Avenue

    Chicago Scene: This Used to Be Chicago author Joni Hirsch Blackman
    Joni Hirsch Blackman To purchase a copy of the book: This Used to Be Chicago Events: November 25 Bookies New and Used Books 10324 S. Western Avenue Chicago December 2 Pilsen Community Books 1102 W. 18th Street Chicago December 7 Binny's 3000 N. Clark Street Chicago December 10
    http://wgntv.com

Nov 14

Updated Nov 16

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.

Nov 16

Nov 16

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Nov 15

Holiday theater and events for winter 2017-18

THE AUDIENCE comes to TimeLine Theatre, 615 W. Wellington Ave. The production, by Peter Morgan, directed by TimeLine Associate Artistic Director Nick Bowling stars TimeLine Company Member Janet Ulrich Brooks as Queen Elizabeth II. (November 12 through December 3). 

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...are treated to milk and cookies served by the cast (November 17-December 30 at 1225 W. Belmont...

Everybody's favorite witches, one “good,” and the other one “wicked” return to Chicago in WICKED December 6 through January 21, 2018 at the Oriental Theatre (24 W. Randolph).

...cocoa. Saturdays and Sundays, December 2-17, 2017 at Chicago Children’s Theatre, The Station, 100 S. Racine Ave.

...Charles Dickens’ classic tale, mixing everything from reggae, dancehall, and dubstep to epic rock ballads. (800 E. Grand Ave.) as the ghosts of Hip-hop Past, Present, and Future lead Scrooge on a journey...

BLACK ENSEMBLE THEATER (4450 N Clark St.,) has a treat in store with the original production of Sammy Davis Jr.with SAMMY...

The classic, IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS at the Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph) tells the story of two showbiz buddies putting on a show in a picturesque Vermont inn, and finding their perfect mates in the bargain.  (November 21 – December 3). 

PUFF: BELIEVE IT OR NOT with Remy Bumppo Theatre Company at the Greenhouse Theater Center (2257 N. Lincoln Ave.) explores  the salon society of 1840s Paris and is packed full of elegant plotting, quirky...

 LOOKINGGLASS THEATRE (821 N Michigan Ave.), circus-infused HARD TIMES filled with a Dickensian carnival of characters now through January 14, 2018.

VICTORY GARDENS THEATRE Victory Gardens Biograph Theatre, (2433 N Lincoln Avenue) presents FADE witty behind-the-scenes drama about Mexican-born Lucia who is hired to write for a ruthless Hollywood TV series (now-December 23).

Nov 05

Updated Nov 15

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.

  • My sister saw that dude by the PNC bank a few months back. Got a good picture of him.

  • A picture of Yves? Or the coyote?

Nov 15

Nov 14

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?

Nov 14

    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

Nov 12

Updated Nov 14

Up to two months free at new Wave Lakeview in Lakeview East

The building is in a predominantly residential part of Lakeview East that’s often referred to as Belmont Harbor. The location affords residents quick access to the park, the harbor, Lake Shore Drive, and the miles-long strip of bars, restaurants and shops along Broadway and Clark.

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Wave Lakeview, a 30-story modernist apartment tower at 420 W Belmont Ave in Lakeview East, is Chicago’s largest condo deconversion.

    Up to two months free at new Wave Lakeview in Lakeview East
    Wave Lakeview, a 30-story modernist apartment tower at 420 W Belmont Ave in Lakeview East, is Chicago's largest condo deconversion. Apartments are available for immediate occupancy at Wave Lakeview, which is nearing completion of a major renovation that includes an expansion of its amenities and all-new apartment finishes.
    http://yochicago.com

  • Mute Mute Me

    Probably 2 months free cuz one months rent is equal to 2 months profit!

  • I wonder if any of the previous owners are reading this post? My building is in the process of a deconversion, the building listed about a week ago. Wondering how long the entire process took? Do they feel like it was a good deal? Did the board make any stipulation...

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    I wonder if any of the previous owners are reading this post? My building is in the process of a deconversion, the building listed about a week ago. Wondering how long the entire process took? Do they feel like it was a good deal? Did the board make any stipulation for owners to rent back to the owners if they weren't ready to move?

    This kind of situation is not always ideal if you've paid for and lived in your home for many years. I'm guessing this was maybe the case with some in this building. But if 75% of the ownership votes yes.......well then, you gotta roll with the punches, which can be hard for some of the elderly, disabled, etc, etc, even if your faced with a special assessment. I hope they got a good payout for the % of ownership they had in the building.

Jun 14 2012

Updated Nov 14

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

Nov 13

A spacious one-bedroom model in Lakeview East at Wave Lakeview

The building is in a predominantly residential part of Lakeview East that’s often referred to as Belmont Harbor. The location affords residents quick access to the park, the harbor, Lake Shore Drive, and the miles-long strip of bars, restaurants and shops along Broadway and Clark.

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Wave Lakeview, a 30-story modernist apartment tower at 420 W Belmont Ave in Lakeview East, is Chicago’s largest condo deconversion.

    A spacious one-bedroom model in Lakeview East at Wave Lakeview
    http://WaveChicago.com Wave Lakeview, a 30-story modernist apartment tower at 420 W Belmont Ave in Lakeview East, is Chicago's largest condo deconversion. Apartments are available for immediate occupancy at Wave Lakeview, which is completing a major renovation that includes an expansion of its amenities and all-new apartment finishes.
    http://yochicago.com

Nov 13

Tour a G-tier 1-bedroom model in Lakeview East at Wave Lakeview

The building is in a predominantly residential part of Lakeview East that’s often referred to as Belmont Harbor. The location affords residents quick access to the park, the harbor, Lake Shore Drive, and the miles-long strip of bars, restaurants and shops along Broadway and Clark.

This article has 1 other Chicago location (Show)

Wave Lakeview, a 30-story modernist apartment tower at 420 W Belmont Ave in Lakeview East, is Chicago’s largest condo deconversion.

    Tour a G-tier 1-bedroom model in Lakeview East at Wave Lakeview
    http://WaveChicago.com Wave Lakeview, a 30-story modernist apartment tower at 420 W Belmont Ave in Lakeview East, is Chicago's largest condo deconversion. Apartments are available for immediate occupancy at Wave Lakeview, which is completing a major renovation that includes an expansion of its amenities and all-new apartment finishes.
    http://yochicago.com

Nov 13

Tour a D-tier one-bedroom in Lakeview East at Wave Lakeview

The building is in a predominantly residential part of Lakeview East that’s often referred to as Belmont Harbor. The location affords residents quick access to the park, the harbor, Lake Shore Drive, and the miles-long strip of bars, restaurants and shops along Broadway and Clark.

This article has 1 other Chicago location (Show)

Wave Lakeview, a 30-story modernist apartment tower at 420 W Belmont Ave in Lakeview East, is Chicago’s largest condo deconversion.

    Tour a D-tier one-bedroom in Lakeview East at Wave Lakeview
    http://WaveChicago.com Wave Lakeview, a 30-story modernist apartment tower at 420 W Belmont Ave in Lakeview East, is Chicago's largest condo deconversion. Apartments are available for immediate occupancy at Wave Lakeview, which is completing a major renovation that includes an expansion of its amenities and all-new apartment finishes.
    http://yochicago.com

Nov 13

Nov 11

Updated Nov 12

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A friend lost his dog Armitage LaPorte
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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

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