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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?

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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?

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Library Programs to Celebrate Black History Month

...program from 4-5 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 28 at the Hanover Park Branch Library, 1266 Irving Park Rd. After learning about Jemison, the 9-12-year-olds will create constellation embroidery art...

    Library Programs to Celebrate Black History Month
    A variety of programs honoring Black History Month will take place in February at the Schaumburg Township District Library's locations in Schaumburg and Hanover Park. Registration is required to attend these free programs. To register, call (847) 923-3347. Programs for children begin with "Art Studio" from 4-5 p.m., Wednesday, Feb.

  • Mute Truth is not determined by majority vote

    I cant wait to post about white history month and take bets on how quick post is removed. Anyone wanna start the bets?

2 days ago

Josh Thompson posted 1 photo to Flickr:

2 days ago

Jane Goodall and Hedy Lamarr: Bold, beautiful, and brilliantly unschooled

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story ★★ Directed by Alexandra Dean. 90 min. Music Box, 3733 N. Southport, 773-871-6604, musicboxtheatre,com, $11.

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Jane ★★★ Directed by Brett Morgen. PG, 90 min. Fri 1/19-Thu 2/1. Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State, 312-846-2800, siskelfilmcenter.org, $11.

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Jan 13

Updated 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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!

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Updated 3 days ago

    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.
  • 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.

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Jan 11

5 things to do in Chicago this weekend

...for a young woman who uproots the routine of his life. The Music Box Theatre (3733 N. Southport Ave.) will show the film in 70mm from Jan. 11 through Jan. 18. Daniel Day-Lewis...

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Members of the Rebirth Brass Band performing during the Chicago Jazz Festival, at Pritzker Pavilion, in Millennium Park, at 201 E. Randolph Dr., in Chicago, on Sunday Sept., 3, 2017.

...Beerthday Party from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday at its brewpub location (737 W. Randolph St.). Special tappings will occur every half-hour throughout the evening, although the brewers have yet...

...The Rebirth Brass Band’s show begins at 8 p.m. Friday at Thalia Hall (1807 S. Allport St.), the perfect venue to hold their party. The band dresses up classic brass and soul...

...week loaded with laughter. From Jan. 11 through Jan. 21, head over to Stage 773 (1225 W. Belmont Ave.) for a collection of hundreds of shows in just eight days, making it the largest...

...Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz” — at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Symphony Center (220 S. Michigan Ave.). The poems get reworked into symphonic performances that also feature vocalists and spoken word performers...

    5 things to do in Chicago this weekend
    A brewery birthday party and a brass band, a new movie and and MLK celebration, plus the sketch comedy festival, lead our list of best bets this weekend.

Jan 11

Your Chicago Curated Weekend: 1/11 – 1/14

The Spins: Moby’s Play @ GMan Tavern, 3740 N Clark St., 5:00PM – 8:00PM, 21+

Tennis & Overcoats @ Metro, 3730 N Clark St., 8:00PM, 18+

Poutine’s “Thanks for Coming” @ CIC Theater, 1422 W Irving Park Rd., 8:00PM

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Artists Connect: Haley Fohr @ The Art Institute, 111 S Michigan Ave., 6:00PM, All Ages

Joseph Chilliams / Tunde Olaniran / Mother Nature @ Lincoln Hall, 2424 N Lincoln Ave., 8:00PM, 21+

Straight Jacket & Double Barrel VSOD Release Party @ Revolution Brewing Tap Room. 3340 N Kedzie Ave., 5:00PM – 10:00PM, 21+

¡Pachanga!: Friday Night Edition @ Subterranean, 2011 W North Ave., 8:00PM, 21+

Handmade Market Chicago @ Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western Ave., Noon – 4:00PM, 21+ (and parents with kids)

The Poster Art of Scott Williams: A Soul Summit Retrospective @ All Star Press, 2775 N Milwaukee Ave., 6:00PM – 9:00PM, All Ages

Mine! a comics collection to benefit Planned Parenthood @ Volumes Bookcafe, 1474 N Milwaukee Ave., 7:00PM – 10:00PM, All Ages

8-Bit Brunch & Ms Pac-Man Tournament @ Headquarters Beercade, 213 W Institute Pl., 11:00AM – 3:00PM, 21+

Denise La Grassa’s The Blues Ain’t A Color @ Elastic Arts, 3429 W Diversey Ave #208, 6:00PM

    Your Chicago Curated Weekend: 1/11 - 1/14
    Let's get the massive number of events rolling with this weekend curated weekend! There is so much to do this weekend including the legendary Buddy Guy shows at his equally legendary venue (shows on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday), the Northwestern Winter Chamber Music Festival on Friday and Sunday, the 17th Annual Chicago Sketch Festival (all...

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Updated Jan 10

Neighborly Litigation (Chadha v. NPES)

Many on this forum talk about litigating, be it for some unneighborly thing or other. Well, here is your chance to read the behind the scenes workings of the Chicago Way in its entirety (link below - get some popcorn and settle in) and VOTE.

This is the culmination of 7 years of attorney fees and a waste of our taxpayer-funded court's time/resources, in my opinion, of course.

Link: https://chadhavnpes.weebly.com/appeal-brief.html

    Appeal Brief
  • Update: Chadha: 95; NPES: 84; Deadlocked: 33

  • Update: Chadha 129; NPES: 106; Deadlocked: 41 - And our "Progressive" Alderman of the 47th Ward had no qualms about being honored recently by the school that engaged in this.

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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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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 09

The Other Side of Hope is a career-best achievement for Finnish director Aki Kaurismäki

3733 N. Southport Ave.

    The Other Side of Hope is a career-best achievement for Finnish director Aki Kaurismäki
    click to enlarge Aki Kaurismäki'sThe Other Side of Hope , which is playing this week at the Music Box, is the only recent film I know that merits comparison with the work of Charlie Chaplin.

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
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  • 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 08

Joe Swanberg introduces a screening of The Heartbreak Kid, and more of the best things to do in Chicago this week

...and family's hearts by pursuing a shiksa on his honeymoon. Screening at Music Box (3733 N. Southport), the film will be introduced by Chicago writer-director Joe Swanberg (Easy). 7 PM, $7...

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Mon 1/8: Think you’re ready for Eat More Tamales, the Delta's (1745 W. North) tamale-eating contest? Heed the event title and give it a shot—proceeds benefit MLB baseball player (and Chicago homeboy) Curtis Granderson's Grand Kids Foundation. 6 PM, $20 suggested donation

...Museum's exhibit "Housing As a Human Right: Social Construction" was recently extended by Archeworks (625 N. Kingsbury). The Reader's Maya Dukmasova visited when the exhibit opened and wrote, "In each installation...

...Yugoslavia in 1926 and survived the Holocaust in hiding, gives a talk at Poetry Foundation (61 W. Superior) in celebration of the opening of "Here I Am," a new exhibit devoted to her...

...an open-ended, welcoming, and warm open mike running each week at Phyllis' Musical Inn (1800 W. Division). Comics, poets, and experimental performance artists alike are all given slots by host Elizabeth Harper...

...California mountainside," writes the Reader's Leor Galil about the artist, who performs at Schubas (3159 N. Southport). 7 PM, $18, $15 in advance

    Joe Swanberg introduces a screening of The Heartbreak Kid, and more of the best things to do in Chicago this week
    click to enlarge There's plenty to do this week. Here's some of what we recommend: Mon 1/8: Think you're ready for Eat More Tamales , the Delta's (1745 W. North) tamale-eating contest? Heed the event title and give it a shot-proceeds benefit MLB baseball player (and Chicago homeboy) Curtis Granderson's Grand Kids Foundation.

Jan 08

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Jan 04

Updated Jan 07

Your Chicago Curated Weekend: 1/4 – 1/7

A Tribute To Studio Ghibli @ The Music Box Theatre, 3733 N Southport Ave., Various times, All Ages

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Lemonade with Julie Dash, Jamila Woods, and Jacqueline Stewart @ The Harper Theater, 5238 S Harper Ave., 7:00PM-8:30PM, All Ages

Ian’s Party 2017 @ Chop Shop (2033 W North Ave.) & Subterranean (2011 W North Ave.), 6:00PM, 18+

Ian’s Party 2017 @ Chop Shop (2033 W North Ave.) & Subterranean (2011 W North Ave.), 6:00PM, 18+

The Infinite Wrench @ The Neo-Futurarium, 5153 N Ashland Ave., Saturday & Sunday 11:30PM, Sunday 7:00PM, 14+

In the Land of Pasaquan: The Story of Eddie Owens Martin @ Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider, 756 N Milwaukee Ave., 5:30PM – 8:30PM, All Ages

ANCHR Magazine Showcase: Lucille Furs / The Evening Attraction / Capital Soirée @ Schubas, 3159 N Southport Ave., 9:00PM, 18+

Side Hug / Beach Bunny / Shoebox Money @ Joyride Records, 1914 W Chicago Ave., 4:00PM, All Ages

Transitionary: New Works by James “Jimbot” Demski @ Rotofugi Designer Toy Store & Gallery, 2780 N Lincoln Ave., 7:00PM -10:o0PM, All Ages

Xiu Xiu Performs the Music of Twin Peaks / Quicksails @ Thalia Hall, 1807 S Allport St., 8:30PM (Doors Open at 7:30PM), 17+

Deeper / Charlie Reed (7″ Release) / Cafe Racer @ The Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia Ave., 9:00PM, 21+

Build-A-Robot @ Logan Arcade, 2410 W Fullerton Ave., 6:00PM-9:00PM, 21+

    Your Chicago Curated Weekend: 1/4 - 1/7
    Well, would you look at that. It's no longer 2017! Hopefully your New Year celebrations didn't take you out of commission for too long since it's now the first weekend of 2018 and there are so many things to do! Movies, arts, music, and of course that yearly tradition of riding the trains around Chicago...

  • Joe, I agree, but sure is a strange place to share that opinion.

  • Citizen Pain Citizen Pain

    @Joe Indiana ?

    Use your imagination. There's a whole world out there. Surely you can do better than Indiana.

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

Jan 05

Weekend Events: Don't Look Now [35mm], Xiu Xiu Performs Twin Peaks, Dark Art

THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW [35mm] - (Jan. 6th at midnight) Midnight madness with the shadowcast! Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Avenue, Chicago, IL 60613.

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...and impossible to forget. Doc Films, Max Palevsky Cinema, Ida Noyes Hall, University of Chicago, 1212 E. 59th St., Chicago, IL 60637. Plus, BLADE RUNNER 2049 screens Saturday at 7pm & Sunday at 3pm. On...

BLADE RUNNER 2049 - (Jan. 5th-11th; closed Jan. 8th) Grab some drinks and enjoy a movie at the Brew & View! 6:30pm. Vic Theatre, 3145 N. Sheffield Ave., Chicago, IL. 6:30pm. ($5)

THE STRANGE ONES - (Jan. 5th-11th) Mysterious, atmospheric drama about two young men on the run. Times vary. Facets Cinémathèque, 1517 W. Fullerton, Chicago, IL 60614.

...Quicksails also performs. Doors open at 7:30pm; show starts at 8:30pm. Thalia Hall, 1807 S. Allport St., Chicago, IL 60608. (Note: only general admission tickets are still available...

...Bucket O' Blood's “Bloody Reads” horror book discussion series! Bucket O' Blood Books & Records, 3182 N. Elston, Chicago, IL 60618. BYOB...

...in genetics and teaches a Biology Through Art course at Loyola University Chicago. ARC Gallery, 2156 N. Damen, Chicago, IL. Exhibition runs through January 27th, 2018. Gallery hours: Wed.-Sat. 12pm-6pm; Sundays...

...have now retired to a nursing home. Her work is quite interesting. Catherine Edelman Gallery, 300 W. Superior, Lower Level, Chicago, IL 60654...

LEE GRANTHAM: Reverse Acrylic Paintings - (Jan. 5th-Feb. 24th) Opening reception is Friday from 5:30pm-7:30pm. Solo exhibition of stylized pop culture imagery painted in reverse on Plexiglass. Jean Albano Gallery, 215 W. Superior, Chicago, IL 60654.

RODIN: Sculptor and Storyteller - (through March 4th, 2018) Seeing Auguste Rodin's famous sculptures up close and personal is definitely an experience to remember and cherish. Hours. Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan, Chicago, IL.

Nevermore: The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe - (Jan. 5th-28th) Black Button Eyes Productions presents the Chicago premiere of this musical at The Edge Theater, 5451 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL 60640. (On Jan. 19th, celebrate a toast to Poe's birthday after the show.)

Hitch*Cocktails - (Fridays at 10pm) Alfred Hitchcock-themed improv skits based on audience suggestions. Live jazz band, parlor games. Actors must drink as the plot thickens. The Annoyance Theatre & Bar, 851 W. Belmont, Chicago, IL 60657. Runs through March 23rd, 2018.

Trapped in a Room with a Zombie - Room Escape adventures where guests must figure out clues and puzzles to escape a room they share with a snarling, chained-up zombie. Ages 14+ or must have parent. Fine Arts Building, 408 S. Michigan, Chicago, IL 60605.

SLAY BELLS RING - (Jan. 13th, 2018) Murder Mystery Dinner. Skellington Manor, 420 18th St., Rock Island, IL 61201. (Dec. 16th already sold out, so book your tickets soon!)

Windy City Horrorama Film Festival - (April 27th-29th) New independent film festival to debut at the Davis Theater, 4614 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625.

    Weekend Events: Don't Look Now [35mm], Xiu Xiu Performs Twin Peaks, Dark Art
    Hello, 2018! If you're reading this, you made it out alive. As my father recently stated, "Well, at least 2017 won't be written on our gravestones." That's one way of looking at it. So, while we've got the threat of a nuclear holocaust weighing over our heads to start out the New Year, the best...

Jan 05

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 02

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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.

Jan 01

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