2 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?

  • I second the idea of OpenBooks. They sell the books in their bookstores and online. Any money they make goes to support their literacy programs for kids. It is a worthy cause and organization.

  • Julie Bean heavy coffee drinker

    Jones College Prep High School
    700 South State

    They collect books during the month of May to sell at the Printer's Row book fair. Proceeds benefit the Jones school library.

12 hours ago

12 hours ago

16 hours 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?

2 days ago

Updated 20 hours ago

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
    CHADHA VS. NORTH PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (CHICAGO)
    https://chadhavnpes.weebly.com

2 days ago

Updated 26 hours ago

Anytime Fitness North Center

Does anybody have an idea of when the Anytime Fitness on Rockwell will open? Their corporate website has no information.

  • Jane Spec North Center resident

    I'm wondering the same thing. I bet it will be right after the holidays when everyone makes their new years resolutions and are ready to pony up for a membership that will only get used in January :)

2 days ago

Updated 29 hours 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.

Nov 05

Updated 2 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.

2 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?

2 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 3 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

3 days ago

3 days ago

  • Lake View High School reviewed by a student

    The school has been trying to improve its reputation ever since the new principal has taken the lead. BUT the student body itself HAS NOT been improved which might surprise others. Want proof? Well, when I graduated, we had a surprise guest: the CEO of CPS, Forrest Claypool who visited only our high school out of all CPS because apparently Lake View had the highest graduation year. That might sound like a good thing, right? Not if you knew that student who didn't meet the graduation requirements STILL graduated. Another example, recently a kid with autism was physically bullied by another student... more specifically FLIPPED sending the kid with autism to the hospital. Yup. Lake View High School DOES NOT address the issue of bullying. Oh... Forgot to tell you! A classmate of mine had brought a taser to school and was playing around with it in class. I approached the deans with the issue and it was never addressed. Yes, they might have a great STEM program and other great opportunities like College Possible, etc but trust me, IT IS NOT WORTH putting your child through what he/she sees at Lake View.

    Lake View High School (4015 North Ashland Ave) Published on GreatSchools November 13, 2017 Comment

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Where to look for stolen jewelry?

My engagement ring (a family heirloom) was stolen from my apartment by a burglar, and I realize that it's probably gone, but I'd still like to do my due diligence to try and find it. I've been looking at Craigslist, ebay, and some resale sites (offerup, facebook market). The detective assigned to our case looked through the pawn shop database but no luck.

Any other suggestions.

  • Chicago John North Center neighbor since 1989

    My heart goes out to you. Keep on searching. Offer a reward somehow. Good luck

5 days ago

Updated 4 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 4 days ago

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

6 days ago

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Nov 08

Updated 6 days ago

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 6 days 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.

  • 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!

6 days ago

Northwest suburban police blotter

• Thieves stole a car around 1:03 a.m. Nov. 8 left running and unattended in a bank lot at 1500 Irving Park Road.

This article has 1 other Chicago location (Show)

• Burglars entered a home between 5:30 p.m. Oct. 28 and 3 a.m. Oct. 29 through an unlocked office window at a home on the 200 block of Willow Lane and stole two jewelry boxes. Value was estimated at $3,000.

    Northwest suburban police blotter
    Charges are not evidence of guilt. Under law, individuals are presumed innocent until proven guilty. * Burglars stole $17 in change and a cellphone around 11:17 p.m. Nov. 2 out of a vehicle on the 1000 block of Northgate Drive. * Thieves stole a bicycle around 2 p.m. Nov.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

Nov 10

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

5 things to do this weekend in Chicago

...and unlimited food. Plus, it’s indoors with live entertainment at the Ravenswood Event Center (4021 N. Ravenswood Ave.). Tickets: ravenswoodchicago.org...

This article has 3 other Chicago locations (Show)

...p.m. Saturday gives you just that chance. The annual event happens at Harmony House (2914 N. Elston Ave.), the city’s eco-friendly, no-kill cat shelter. You can visit with the cats...

...p.m. and 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.) Saturday at Joe's Bar (940 W. Weed St.). Your ticket ($25-$40) includes admission, a souvenir tasting glass and any tequila and sangria...

...a handful of DJs, as well. Get your style on and head to the Promontory (5311 S. Lake Park Ave. West). $20-$35. Tickets: promontorychicago.com...

    5 things to do this weekend in Chicago
    Cats, drinks, food, fashion and art--we've got it all in Chicago this weekend; here are five events that span the spectrum. Open house for cute cats, obviously If you've been looking for an excuse or the right time to adopt a cat--and who hasn't?--the Merry Meows Holiday Open House from 1 to 4 p.m.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Nov 09

  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    EXIST.2 STORY MASONRY BLDG.- MASONRY REPAIRS ON THE NORTH/WEST/EAST ELEVATIONS - REPAIR/REPLACE SECTIONS OF THE PARAPET WALL, LIMESTONE& TUCK-POINT AS NEEDED.INSTALL NEW CLAY COPING TILE,SEAL AND CAULK AS NEEDED. NO WORK ON PUBLIC WAY. CONTRACTOR OBTAIN ANY CDOT PERMITS. PERMIT COVERS 3901-07 N MARSHFIELD AVE, CHICAGO.

    3907 N. Marshfield Ave. Issued November 7, 2017 Comment

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 07

Lunchbreak: Deviled eggs

1612 W. Irving Park Road

4043 N. Ravenswood Avenue

    Lunchbreak: Deviled eggs
    Chefs Kyle Schrage and Jim Torres Beard and Belly 1612 W. Irving Park Road Chicago (773) 665-8210 www.facebook.com/BeardandBelly/ Event: Taste of Ravenswood on Malt Row Friday, November 10 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Ravenswood Event Center 4043 N. Ravenswood Avenue Chicago www.ravenswoodchicago.org
    http://wgntv.com

Nov 07

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 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 04

  • Stamping (And Other Stuff)!

    Ms. S. is asking for $176.44:
    My students need additional support with staying on task during class to complete all classwork in a timely manner as well as homework. Different types of stamps and a stamping system will assist in this greatly!
    Lake View High School Comment

Nov 04

Nov 03

    Time For Kids-Nonfiction Reading! | DonorsChoose.org project by Ms. Martinucci
    My students need TIME for Kids to be prepared for the world and for real world situations. I have 120 5th and 6th grade bilingual students. They are full of life and come in ready to learn!! All of my students receive free lunch. Their families struggle financially and asking them to...
    https://www.donorschoose.org

Nov 03

Oct 13

Updated Nov 02

Lawn service and snow removal

Looking for a responsible lawn service to mow a postage size lawn, provide spring and fall cleanup and, in the winter snowblow walks and shovel stairs. This is for a two flat near Montrose and Damien. Thanks!

Nov 02

Oct 31

Updated Nov 01

Rental properties in Lake View

Hi! My husband and I are moving from DC to Chicago in April and are looking to rent in before buying. We've never worked with a broker before but think that may be our best option, since we'll only have a day or two to visit and find a place.

Does anyone have suggestions on a broker/agent? Thanks!

Ami

  • Hi Ami, I would be happy to help! I currently live in Lakeview and am also an agent with @ properties. Please feel free to send me an email (ashleydoran@atproperties.com) or give me a call (773-999-3086). Best of Luck!

  • Ami

    thanks everyone for all the feedback and contacts! we'll definitely be reaching out :)

Oct 30

Updated Nov 01

Saying hello!

Hi neighbors! I am a longtime Lakeview resident, but have just now joined Everyblock! Looking forward to meeting neighbors and participating in discussion. I live in the Southport Corridor (which Chicago Mag just declared the Unofficial Empanada District), work in the community as a realtor, and love frequenting our local businesses and restaurants!

Have a happy and safe halloween, and see you in the neighborhood!

  • Mr P Real Estate Broker

    Welcome, you'll love living near the Southport Corridor...

  • Cubbyguy Landlord and Tax Consultant

    Welcome Jen!

Nov 01

Oct 27

Updated Oct 31

The never ending Broadway Roscoe project has just been re-opened!

Just a couple of weeks after they finally completed the work, while leaving a messy trail of tar in our neighborhood after laying down the first coat, and finally laying down the asphalt top coat, they have just cut open 1/3 of the Southbound Street between about Roscoe and Aldine! I saw it coming last week when they made 4 saw cuts leaving a pile of dust blowing in the wind, and now they cut through the rebar and the mess and noise continues!
Alderman Tom Tunney, what happened?

  • Jeffrey Littleton 3rd Generation Uptown

    It needs a road mural.

  • Ed H. 5 year Lakeview resident

    I agree with Bus Pads. Seems like they are at, or very close to, CTA Bus stops. Looks like they also put in cross walks that look like brick (but really are just formed/colored concrete).

Oct 31

Lashes?

First timer, looking for recommendations nearby

Oct 31

Oct 30

Developer proposes condo conversion for former Ravenswood screw factory

...Zivkovic and local architect Design 21 Company hopes to adapt the former industrial building at 4046 N. Hermitage Avenue into 15 loft-style condo units while an adjacent three-flat to the immediate north...

    Condo conversion on tap for former Ravenswood screw factory
    A proposal to convert a three-story former screw factory in Chicago's Ravenswood neighborhood to new high-end condos was discussed last week at a community meeting hosted by 47th Ward Alderman Ameya Pawar. The plan from developer Joe Zivkovic and local architect Design 21 Company hopes to adapt the former industrial building at 4046 N.
    https://chicago.curbed.com

Dec 11

Updated Oct 30

One day parking in Lakeview?

I have a friend who wants to come to the city (by car) and go to the museums, theaters, etc. and stay overnight. I live near Broadway/Waveland, in the heart of Wrigleyville and the parking is cost prohibitive. I looked at some of the garages and the one on Broadway charges $45 for 24 hours - ouch! Street parking is limited to 3 hours.
Would anyone know where someone could park for one day and overnight without paying with their life?
I also have relatives who want to visit.

  • the only answer here is spothero...it is simple, almost always significantly cheaper than regular charges and available spots all over city. Or she should plan to come on weekday mid morning and everywhere (except downtown or wrigleyville if cubs day game ) including edgewater you will find open free street parking. If either of those options dont work i suggest she use alternate form of transportation to get to the big city

  • Mute Mute Me

    Just offer someone who.lives there a couple bucks for a 24 hr parking pass. Why don't you go get some from your alderman office?

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