8 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Half Italian Closing

May be old news for some, but just found out that Half Italian is closing in March (via their Facebook page).This is very sad considering this was one of my first spots I went to for a quick (and amazing!) sandwich when I moved to the area. Hope we can have something fill the gap in the future.

  • Agreed. There was just a link posted on a separate site that their rent is going up by 3x. I understand that to be the reason they are closing. Sad to hear. I also believe short sighted by the developer to push out established businesses like this who bring good foot traffic to that stretch of Milwaukee.

  • I wish there were something we can do about Fishman's gouging policies.

4 days ago

Updated 9 hours ago

Guy rings doorbell asking to speak about one of the politicians running.

Yesterday I had a gentleman ring my doorbell, ask for me by first name but said he is hoping for my vote? How would they get my name if the apt is under my gfs name? I didn't open the door but thought that was odd.

I am more or less confused, dont think he was malicious, but found it strange.

10 hours ago

Attempted Break-In at Saywer and Belmont - Avondale

Earlier this week (we think Monday-Tuesday), someone attempted to break-in through our basement door. They were able to get past the first door, prying open the lock, but were not able to make it through the lock on the second door (pictured here).

They did break off the center part of the lock. Unfortunately, we didn't realize this happened until yesterday as we rarely go in and out of that door.

Strangely enough, on Wednesday night I was sitting in...

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Earlier this week (we think Monday-Tuesday), someone attempted to break-in through our basement door. They were able to get past the first door, prying open the lock, but were not able to make it through the lock on the second door (pictured here).

They did break off the center part of the lock. Unfortunately, we didn't realize this happened until yesterday as we rarely go in and out of that door.

Strangely enough, on Wednesday night I was sitting in my car (not running, in park on the street) on a rather lengthy phone call and police came up to my car and asked what I was doing. Never seen them patrol this area before, wondering if anyone else has had break-ins and alerted CPD in the neighborhood.

2 days ago

Updated 15 hours ago

Lost wallet

Hello! I lost my leather trifold wallet, close to the jewell on Lincoln and cullom. Please message me if you have found one !! Thank you :)

  • There was a posting on Next Door North Center from a man who found a wallet. It said to contact him directly through that app.

  • Was it Jason? I just messaged him. Thanks for looking out!! :)

  • Yes, that’s the one. I hope it all works out!

21 hours ago

  • Permit issued for new construction

    WORK IS FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION OF TWO-STORY SINGLE-FAMILY WITH BASEMENT AND 2-CAR PARKING ON SLAB PER PLANS. CURRENTUSE: RESIDENTIAL/A-1. PROPOSED USE: RESIDENTIAL/A-1.

    2942 N. Seeley Ave. Issued February 21, 2018 Comment

22 hours ago

2 days ago

3 days ago

    Tied House will open February 26
    "Tied House, the new two-level restaurant next to Schubas Tavern - the divey Lakeview music venue that hosts indie rock, comedy, and more - finally has an opening date: February 26. The interiors are a drastic upgrade from the razed restaurant that once stood at 3157 N. Southport Avenue.
    http://southportcorridorchicago.blogspot.com

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Missing white husky - in Bucktown/Wicker Park/Logan Square

Hi, everyone. Earlier tonight, our dog ran out through out front gate. He is a male, all white husky; responds to Yukon and was last wearing a blue harness. He is not chipped. We live by Western and Charleston, but he's a runner by nature so I'm not sure how far he would've gone by now.

I am not sure how this works, but if anyone has any information please send a message. My poor boy is out in the cold alone. I need him to come back home.

Feb 13

Updated 4 days ago

Dibs are not only Unappreciated, but Also Illegal

Hey everyone, I know with the snow this year it's a real pain in the butt to dig your car out from the side of the road. But dibs are tacky, unhelpful, and make our beautiful neighborhood look like a dump. If everyone who dug out a spot left the spot, there would be a spot for everyone who needed one.

None of us own the streets in Chicago and none of us can claim ownership of a parking spot on these public ways. I don't even park on the street, but if I see dibs I unequivocally move them up onto the sidewalk in an unobtrusive area.

Be a good neighbor - don't place dibs.

6 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Shootings near Ridgeway and Milwaukee

There have been shootings in this area before, but this week on 2/15 and 2/14/18 a couple of cars, one being a black Honda Civic, with their lights turned off have openly shot at the house second to last from the alley near Ridgeway and Milwaukee. If I had to guess, it’s the house with the 2958 address that got shot at.

The guys that live at the location are bad news. They attract violence. I don’t know if the...

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There have been shootings in this area before, but this week on 2/15 and 2/14/18 a couple of cars, one being a black Honda Civic, with their lights turned off have openly shot at the house second to last from the alley near Ridgeway and Milwaukee. If I had to guess, it’s the house with the 2958 address that got shot at.

The guys that live at the location are bad news. They attract violence. I don’t know if the shootings are gang related, but I’ve seen drugs and guns at that location and now they are being shot at. It’s really scary and there are a lot of little kids in the area.

Does anyone have further info or has anything to add to this post? I want to contact the police and anything neighbors can add may be helpful.

Thanks

  • Avondale Logan Square Neighbor Avondale near Milwaukee

    Thanks for the advice CK. I’ve already started emailing the 30th Ward alderman and will go from there.

  • Michael McDonough Resident of BelCragin

    To the post that suggested move , no! Why let this crime win.Be diligent and persistent and continue to call the police the alderman and especially your police district (25) commander.Something will be done.

5 days ago

  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    replace front wood porch decking , railing and posts , replace windows same size and location on east elevation , replace siding with new fiber cement siding and trim , all work same as existing , no structural work , refer to field inspection.

    1923 W. Wellington Ave. Issued February 15, 2018 Comment

Feb 12

Updated Feb 16

Chicago's "Smart Lighting Project" is NOT smart!

Blinding LED streetlights have failed in NYC and LA, but Chicago keeps plodding ahead with first generation lighting. If you don't want your neighborhood to look like Fulton Market, call your Alderman and tell them you want warm PC Amber LED's in Chicago not "night game" lighting on your residential street. https://www.facebook.com/groups/155084901640186/
https://youtu.be/yCnBmM8UAwc

  • This is a prime example of how to not do campaigning.

    All Vicki ever does is to assume everyone shares her point of view so she tries to speak for everyone. Once that fails, she starts name calling and labelling, telling everyone that she’s right and everyone is wrong, that...

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    This is a prime example of how to not do campaigning.

    All Vicki ever does is to assume everyone shares her point of view so she tries to speak for everyone. Once that fails, she starts name calling and labelling, telling everyone that she’s right and everyone is wrong, that she wants to have intelligent conversations while everyone else is insensitive, that she’s a good citizen while everyone else is a troll, that her HPS lights are beautiful and everyone’s LEDs make the city look like Walmart parking lots and mosques. Once that fails, she resorts to personal attacks.

    All quality traits for someone that is trying to get people to support their cause.

  • reading thou this and having flashbaciks,

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b07-yKnKRMQ

Hello, neighbor. This thread was closed due to violations of the EveryBlock community guidelines, which intend to keep discussions informative, friendly and respectful.

Feb 11

Updated Feb 16

***REWARD***

***REWARD***

If any of my neighbors on the 3700 block of St. Louis / Bernard alley have video footage from Friday night and Saturday day (9pm Friday to 2pm Saturday, please PM me and I will gladly pay. Someone got into my garage, opened the overhead door and placed a piece of wood trim nails up on the threshold of the overhead doorway. The police will not let me file a report because I do not own the property and I saw the nails before I drove over them. Thanks very much.

  • Exactly, Jim. I should have driven over them so I could file a report to have when this nutter escalates

  • Carl Gergits Long time resident

    Sorry to hear that someone would do that. Good luck catching the goons......

Feb 16

Mar 31

Updated Feb 15

Increased gang activity in East Humboldt Park -- Albany & Wabansia

I moved to my current apartment on the corner of Albany and Wabansia 2 years ago.
I have noticed a huge increase in gang activity in this area. Gangs are tagging buildings in greater numbers. Three cars were broken into over the last 3 months. I hear a number of gunshots many nights out of the week. There was a murder in front of the apartment building on Albany and Wabansia about a year ago. Does anyone know what is going on? Is this normal?

  • J-Wahhh Trying to do Everyblock without being a cry baby

    Won't call police because it is a "waste of time" but has all day to post on Everyblock, which does nothing...

  • Lots of hipsters been breaking into cars all threw humboldt park never seen any gang bangers damage there neighbors property

Feb 15

Feb 12

Updated Feb 12

Car key found

I found a Kia car key on Grace, just west of Janssen yesterday. PM me to identify.

  • Hi Cazh - I lost a key in that area over the weekend, but it's a Subaru car key. Just make sure the one you found is definitely a Kia? Mine was on a heart shaped key ring with a gold and silver key too, but it's possible that the car key may no longer be attached to the key ring. Thanks for double checking the one you have!

  • Hi Ashbash1013. Sorry to say the key has Kia written on it.
    Hope you’re successful in your search.

Feb 10

Updated Feb 12

feline leukemia

My favorite aunt lost her battle with cancer almost a year ago. She didn't have much but she gave everything. She took in strays and always brought dog and cat food to local shelters. She became a vegetarian because she loved animals. She left two cats behind that my sister is taking care of, one of which has feline leukemia. My aunt found the cat when it was still a kitten and didn't have the heart to turn it away...

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My favorite aunt lost her battle with cancer almost a year ago. She didn't have much but she gave everything. She took in strays and always brought dog and cat food to local shelters. She became a vegetarian because she loved animals. She left two cats behind that my sister is taking care of, one of which has feline leukemia. My aunt found the cat when it was still a kitten and didn't have the heart to turn it away after finding out it had leukemia. The other cat is older and not well so I think my sister and I have to talk about next steps for that cat. But now the question is what to do with the younger one with leukemia.

I share the love of animals and have a combination of 6 Dogs and cats having varying forms of issues and taking in a cat with leukemia isn't going to work. My sister has an older cat of her own that we don't want to expose to the cat with leukemia. It kills me to think there are no options for a cat with leukemia.

So I'm reaching out to see if there's anyone out there who has a cat with leukemia who wants a mate for their cat or knows of any shelters who will take this cat in to rehome her.

Please share any ideas.

  • Praying for a resolution for the cat.

  • Best wishes for a happy resolution and home for your inherited feline with leukemia.

    Friends of ours once kept their cat with feline leukemia in a separate floor of their home from all their other pets. I think that works fine for cats that aren't extremely social. We currently keep separate floors of pets for other reasons - age & attitude. Keeps the peace.

Feb 10

Updated Feb 12

    Chicago Nonprofit InjusticeWatch Digs Into Judicial Candidates
    You're standing in the voting booth, staring down at a long list of people running for judicial positions, and you have no idea which candidates you should vote for. Now there's help: InjusticeWatch, a Chicago-based non-partisan, not-for-profit journalism organization, is publishing a series of investigations on local judicial candidates up for election in Illinois' March 20th primary.
    https://www.nbcchicago.com
  • House-Frau Homemaker, mom, animal lover

    As long as Judge Carol Howard is booted I will be happy. She’s the idiot who gave the woman who tossed her just-born baby out of a 4th story window “house arrest”. She is a joke and a travesty to the criminal justice system.

  • d3 NOH

    Maybe there should be an explicit campaign to educate voters on her.

Feb 10

Updated Feb 11

LOST Cat - 100$ Reward

Hi everyone. Our forever outdoor cat Baxter (gray and white tabby on left in second picture) is still missing. We’ve never been able to keep a collar on him, he’s been neutered, not chipped. Small rip in left ear. Please be on the lookout and let me know if anyone has seen him. Please also take a minute to check any garages, basements, outdoor crawl spaces or under decks/porches, or basically anywhere a cat could sneak in to hide or get stuck. They are curious animas.
You may also call the number 773-407-6961 if you have any details regarding him or have seen him. A 100$ reward is up. Please and thank you.

  • We are a ways away but I will definitely watch for him and keep you in our thoughts. As someone who loves cats, it's easy to imagine how hard this must be.

  • Thank you all. We’re still holding out hope. I will give treehouse a call. We’ve checked with them to see if anyone brought a cat in like him but no luck yet. I don’t think he would gravitate to a colony but you never know.

Feb 10

    Taco Bell's Replacement on Addison includes Planet Granite Climbing Gym
    Here are the latest renderings of what will be replacing Wrigleyville's Taco Bell at 1111 W. Addison Street. The first level will include street retail to be determined, and according to Tom Tunney's website and renderings, Planet Granite Climbing Gym based in California will occupy the 2nd and 3rd floors.
    http://southportcorridorchicago.blogspot.com

Jan 29

Updated Feb 10

Judges

Is there an organization or an individual(s) that compile a list of judges lenient or easy on crime that should not be retained or voted for? In view of so much crime committed by previous offenders a list like this would be very much appreciated by voters when heading to the polls.

Feb 05

Updated Feb 09

Good moving boxes for free

We moved over the weekend and have stacks of good professional moving boxes and clean wrapping/packing paper. Happy to pass them on to anyone who wants them. Any suggestions?

Feb 07

Updated Feb 09

Snow removal

Looking for recommendations for regular snow removal/shoveling in front of a row home. Just a few steps and sidewalk blocks.

  • Jen Baron JBaron

    Its a bit late in the season, so hard to find a service, but I have a service that I recommended to a client in Lincoln Park this year, and we just sold their other property, a row house, so maybe they could fit you into their schedule? Try Kevin...

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    Its a bit late in the season, so hard to find a service, but I have a service that I recommended to a client in Lincoln Park this year, and we just sold their other property, a row house, so maybe they could fit you into their schedule? Try Kevin McVicker at 773-268-2050 or 708-935-3729. His company is McMaster Painting but they do snow removal in winter. They service my own 8 unit condo building the past 4 years and are very good. My client in Lincoln Park is very happy with their service also.

  • We use Subjectk for the snow removal for our condo building for the past few winters. They've been excellent and their pricing is reasonable compared to others. Ask for Mike Lynch. His contact info is: mlynch7734@hotmail.com or 708.655.7667.

Feb 09

Smash-And-Grab Burglars Hit North Side Businesses

The first burglary occurred between January 21 and January 22 in the 2700 block of North Clybourn, police said.

This article has 2 other Chicago locations (Show)

The second happened about 6:30 a.m. January 27 in the 1800 block of West Wilson.

The third occurred between February 6 and February 7 in the 1400 block of West Irving Park.

    Smash-And-Grab Burglars Hit North Side Businesses
    CHICAGO (CBS) - Police are warning businesses about a series of smash-and-grab commercial burglaries in the North Side Lake View, Lincoln Park and Lincoln Square neighborhoods. In each break-in, a male suspect shattered the front door or window of a business before entering and stealing property, according to a business alert from Chicago Police.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

Feb 09

Feb 07

Updated Feb 08

    D'Augustino's Southport Corridor is being remodeled
    Don't worry folks, DAG's at Southport and Addison is not closed for good, just undergoing a massive remodel of the interior. Takeout and delivery are still available and construction should last 5-6 weeks according to Open Table's reservation system.
    http://southportcorridorchicago.blogspot.com

Feb 08

Feb 05

Updated Feb 07

unreported recent armed robbery

There was an armed robbery in the 2300 block shared by Greenview and Bosworth. Why is that not reported here?

  • Betsy Pepper neighborhood resident

    It is called Nextdoor Sheffield.

  • OParker Native Chicagoan

    crime reports on this site typically lag behind about a week.

Feb 07

Feb 06

Parking spaces for rent?

Wondering if anyone has any parking spaces for rent near Mozart and Berteau. Parking can sometime be difficult and I get home late and a parking space would be a huge help to my daily struggles for parking. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Feb 03

Updated Feb 05

Parking garage

Recently I have come to need a parking garage in order to do some maintenance on my car, and store tools. Does anyone have a 1 or 2 car garage for rent somewhere nearby on a month to month lease?

Jan 30

Updated Feb 05

Frasca Closed

I saw the windows are boarded up and it says they are closed on Yelp! Anyone know what happened or what’s going on?

  • Southport Corridor Southport Corridor

    Remodeling :)

  • j Lakeview resident

    Real remodeling or a we went out of business, but won't admit it type remodeling? I
    wonder if it's a concept/name change, with the same owners.

  • Jeffrey Littleton Sheridan Park Neighbors Administrator

    Faux-modelling.

Jan 31

Updated Feb 03

Water heater annual maintenance

Anyone willing to share what they paid to have their water heater drained? I just called a couple of companies and they weren’t able/willing to give costs over the phone. Some had a call out fee that would be waived if I had them do the work.
Also, what was included in routine maintenance? Just draining the tank or more?
Any company recommendations would be gratefully received.

Thanks in advance!!

  • Chris T 10 year Lincoln Square/Ravenswood resident.

    @ Brian- when you said electric heater is that by chance a tankless heater?

  • Correct

Feb 01

Updated Feb 03

Vigil With Memorial Candles by DePaul Prep on California

Hello Everyone. I saw some teens with Candles making a Memorial in front of DePaul Prep on California Near Addison last night. I searched all over but could not find any news. So I decided to sign up on here to ask. I was wondering if it was a shooting or maybe a car accident? Thanks for any information.

  • There was a crash with shots fired. Two young men died on 2/1/2016. You can google it. Probably an anniversary vigal.

  • Hello Dave. Thank you very much for your response. That's so very sad.

Feb 01

Updated Feb 02

Dentist recommendation

Hi all, I live in Lakeview 60613. I have dental insurance imbedded in my Medicare program and I'm looking for a new dentist. My old one (Trambas) is not responsive to my calls.
Anywho, I have a list of providers so if you can recommend someone, pref. in Lakeview/Uptown, please do.

  • I've gone to this young lady once and was impressed. Convenient location, no hard sell (in fact quite the opposite). I suspect your insurance plan will mesh nicely with what this provider can offer you. http://www.chicagotoothfairy.com/

  • Update: My dentist finally replied and said that my Medicare plan only covers the basics like exams, cleaning and some x-rays.

May 20

Updated Feb 02

Former Dollar Tree at 3016 N Ashland

Now that Dollar Tree at 3016 N Ashland is closed, does anyone know what new business will be going in this space? So sad to see Dollar Tree leave but I guess they raised the rent and staying was no longer an option. Thanks.

Feb 02

  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    REVISION TO PERMIT # 100715484 TO CHANGE PLUMBING CONTRACTOR TO ALL AFFORDABLE PLUMBING, INC.

    1851 W. Nelson St. Issued January 31, 2018 Comment
  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    EXISTING 1 STORY WITH BASEMENT SINGLE FAMILY HOUSE USE AND OCCUPANCY A-1, INTERIOR ALTERATIONS THROUGHOUT. EXISTING BASEMENT AND FIRST FLOOR EXTENSION AND ADDITION OF NEW 2ND FLOOR AND 3RD FLOOR. OCCUPANCY REMAINS SINGLE FAMILY HOUSE A-1. PROPOSED GARAGE. PROPOSED ROOF DECK. PROPOSED TRELLIS

    3028 N. Hoyne Ave. Issued January 31, 2018 Comment

Jan 17

Updated Feb 01

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?

Feb 01

    A former grocery store becomes a couple's live-work home
    It took Matt Nardella and Laura Cripe, co-founders of Moss Design in Chicago, two years to find the right building for the home and office they envisioned. They discovered it in what many would consider an unlikely spot-a defunct grocery store in Logan Square.
    https://chicago.curbed.com

Feb 01

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