12 hours ago

Updated 7 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.

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4 days ago

Updated 25 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.

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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 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.

3 days ago

Your Chicago Curated Weekend: 11/16 – 11/19

Hot Chip DJ Set @ Smart Bar, 3730 N Clark St., 8:00PM, 21+

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Chicago Art Book Fair 2017 @ Chicago Athletic Association Hotel, 12 S Michigan Ave., Various Times

Vinyl Emergency Podcast Live Taping: Lydia Loveless @ Pinwheel Records, 1722 W 18th St., 4:30PM – 6:00PM, all ages

Drink N’ Draw @ ii Designer Toy Store & Gallery, 2780 N Lincoln Ave., 7:00PM – 9:00PM, 21+

Chicago Food Depository Benefit @ Bric-a-Brac Records, 3156 W Diversey Ave., 5:30PM – 8:30PM, all ages

Body Love Live @ Coalition Impact, 405 W. Superior, 6:00PM – 8:30PM

MSI After Hours: Naughty or Nice @ Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S Lake Shore Dr., 7:00PM – 10:00PM, 21+

Pool Holograph/mtvghosts/Ex Okays/Gal Gun @ Shuga Records, 1272 N Milwaukee Ave., 4:30PM – 6:00PM, all ages

JC Brooks Band/ DeRobert & The Half-Truths/The Right Now/DJRC @ 1st Ward at Chop Shop, 2033 W North Ave., 8:00PM, 18+

SATURDAY & SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18th & 19th

Randolph Street Holiday Market @ Plumber’s Hall, 1340 W Washington Blvd., 10:00AM – 5:00PM

The Funky Brunch @ Headquarters Beercade, 213 W Institute Pl., Noon – 8:00PM, 21+

    Your Chicago Curated Weekend: 11/16 - 11/19
    The holiday season is definitely here as it's the first weekend of Lincoln Park Zoo's Holiday Lights (for members and their guests only) andall the decorations begin to fill out stores and event themes all over the city. So why not go out and enjoy the slightly early festivities and check out everything else Chicago...
    https://thirdcoastreview.com

4 days ago

Updated 3 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.

3 days ago

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 4 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

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

5 days ago

5 must-see concerts in Chicago this week: Jamila Woods, Alice Glass, Pale Waves

3730 N. Clark St. 773-549-4140

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2011 W. North Ave. 773-278-6600

2424 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-525-2501

2100 W. Belmont Ave. 773-281-4444

    5 must-see concerts in Chicago this week: Jamila Woods, Alice Glass, Pale Waves
    Local hitmakers and bright up-and-comers take over Chicago this week. Alice Glass Subterranean 2011 W. North Ave. 773-278-6600 She's best known for being the face and voice of the experimental electronic duo Crystal Castles, but Alice Glass left her post as the duo's frontwoman in 2014.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Jun 14 2012

Updated 5 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 6 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 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 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

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 07

Updated Nov 09

5 must-see concerts in Chicago this week: Fazerdaze, Flying Lotus, White Reaper

3730 N. Clark St. 773-549-4140

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3159 N. Southport Ave. 773-525-2508

4746 N. Racine Ave. 773-275-6800

2047 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-570-4000

    5 must-see concerts in Chicago this week: Fazerdaze, Flying Lotus, White Reaper
    From punk rockers to shoegazers to jazz astronauts, there's more than enough music variety this week to keep your concert schedule interesting. Thursday, Nov. 9 Fazerdaze Schubas 3159 N. Southport Ave. 773-525-2508 The musical project of Auckland-based Amelia Murray, the dreamy stylings of Fazerdaze garnered international praise before she even released her debut album.
    http://www.chicagotribune.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

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

Portland rapper Amine’s songs are as bright as the color yellow

Sat 11/18, 9:30 PM, Metro, 3730 N. Clark, $15, 18+

    Portland rapper Amine's songs are as bright as the color yellow
    In Adam "Amine" Daniel's breakout video for "Caroline," the Portland rapper goofs around with pals in the parking lot of a classic drive-in burger joint, in a car-and on top of said car while it's in motion.
    https://www.chicagoreader.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 08

Mitski enchants at Lincoln Hall as '30 Days in Chicago' rolls into second week

Ibeyi, Themind, Koda — Nov. 10 at Metro, 3730 N. Clark St.

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Jacob Banks, Durand Jones & The Indications — Nov. 22 at Lincoln Hall, 2424 N Lincoln Ave.

    Mitski enchants at Lincoln Hall as '30 Days in Chicago' rolls into second week
    Last week, Young Thug led off Red Bull's 30 Days in Chicago concert series with a stellar show in front of an electric crowd. Last weekend, Chance the Rapper, half the Chicago rap scene and a #rare performance from the Big Tymers were all part of a 10th birthday celebration for Chicago's Fake Shore Drive, helping "30 Days" round the corner into its second week with quite a night for the city.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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

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 06

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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