2 days ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Looking for my small grey cat! Lost near Foster/Paulina

hey neighbors!! im looking for my little gray striped cat Puck. he typically hangs out in our yard at 1635 W. Foster and comes in after a bit but i havent seen him since he went out at 5 this morning :(( im hoping someone just scooped him up so if you hear of anything or see him around the neighborhood please grab him and give me a call 312.874.1570. im worried about my little guy

20 hours ago

HIT&RUN: Parked Car Rascher & Ravenswood

Please contact me if you have any knowledge of a hit and run involving a parked red Hatchback on Rascher Ave where it ends into Ravenswood. My red car was hit sometime between 8pm Friday, Dec 8th and 1:00pm Saturday, Dec 9th. Please, any information you can give me will be appreciated. This was not a light tap but a couple thousand dollars of damage.

3 days ago

Updated 23 hours ago

Crime Tape at Walgreens (Wilson & Clark)

The Walgreens on Wilson and Clark are taped off with red crime tape. It appears they are looking at the Clothes Donation Box that has been tipped over. My guess is there is a body in there with the amount of Police present right now. Creepy.

  • Mute Mute Me

    The problem with people with mental illness is most are in denial of their mental illness and someone along the way decided its their right to refuse treatment unless they basically tell you they have a plan to kill someone or themselves. Mental health services declined when rahm took office but then obama added mental health services to medicaid and expanded medicaid so more people could get it. Lets stop blaming Reagan. Lots of things have been denied then reinstated since reagan times.

  • Sandy in EdgeGlen EdgeGlen since 1987

    Those who prefer to live on the street still don't deserve to starve, freeze, or be robbed of their possessions. They want to be able to use restrooms without being judged (or worse) and have the chance to wash themselves & their clothing. Maybe free lockers so they needn't keep all their worldly goods with them all the time. It is possible to provide these services without having to set up beds and security staff.

6 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Cookies & Carnitas

Does anybody know if Cookies & Carnitas will ever reopen? It was supposed to be open again November 1st, but I walked by and it is still closed.

  • I went there often, and the food was top notch - remarkable tacos, great pizza, friendly service. Cookies were great dessert. Too bad they're oob.

  • A.S Living and Playing in Chicago

    My husband got peeved off couple times for the lack of courtesy the manager there had while ordering something from the menu. There were two managing the place but hadn't seen one of them in a great while,he had a shaved head.

    I'm sure Sacred Heart is paying them well so he probably figured screw it,this is guaranteed money here.

6 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Presence Closing

I was in there this evening doing some holiday shopping, and was told that the owners are moving on. Being a guy, I didn't shop there much, but they've been there since I've live in the area. I can't think of any other non-grocery stores that have been on the strip as long.

  • HarleyGrrl Why YES! People actually DO live on Clark St!

    bummer - they moved in a year or so after I did in 98. But like the Swedish Bakery I get that people want to move on.

    As to longevity I think that women's store Tulley Road, Women and Children, The Travel Agency and the Antique Store are older. Restaurants...

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    bummer - they moved in a year or so after I did in 98. But like the Swedish Bakery I get that people want to move on.

    As to longevity I think that women's store Tulley Road, Women and Children, The Travel Agency and the Antique Store are older. Restaurants Andies, Reza's, Svea and Starbucks are for sure older. Possibly Jin Ju might have been here longer. Oh and Cas Hardware, Specialty Video, UPS Store, and Kopi, Calo. Maybe Cheetah... and naturally the bars.

    I hear another pet store is going in where the t-mobile and record store were...

  • HG - Hmm, I thought they had been there longer. But, as I said, I didn't shop there.

    The two that I especially miss were American Hands, and Paper Trail.

4 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Target on Sheridan?

Are they still moving forward with the Target project that was supposed to be on Sheridan? I see they are doing construction next to that Senior building there.

Nov 19

Updated 4 days ago

Broadway Bank space

It looks like something is moving into the Broadway Bank building. Does anyone know what’s happening there?

  • A.S Living and Playing in Chicago

    That will never happen,I think the Alderman even tried and TJ said no.

  • That's too bad. I think a TJ would be a great addition to have. Even the vacant building where Cheetah Fitness would be a nice Trader Joe's spot too!

5 days ago

Comedy Night @ Joie De Vine

On Wed. Dec. 13 at 8pm (next week), I'll be hosting the last comedy showcase at Joie De Vine (1744 W. Balmoral) for 2017! It's free and fun! Come see.

6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Fitness Center at Armory

Hi! Wondering if people could share their experiences about the Fitness Center at the Broadway Armory? Thanks!

  • In years past the Park District has had a free week in January. Though it will probably would be more crowed then normal would give you a chance to try it out

  • My wife and I used to work our there a couple of years ago and we loved it. We left to go workout closer to home.
    It's clean, great machines and we felt safe in the bldg

Dec 02

Found Bag of Money

Hello,

We just found a small bag of money in our store, it appears to possibly belong to a child. We found it at the bottom of a bin, so not sure if it has been there a while or not. If you believe it is yours or your child's, please send us a message describing it. We'd love to return it to it's rightful owner.

It has something written on it which could also make it seem as though it was left for someone to find. If that is the case, we would be happy to pass it along to brighten someone's day.

Thanks,
Murray & White

Dec 01

    Kindred Chicago Lakeshore allegedly failed to prevent patient from developing pressure ulcers
    CHICAGO - A patient is suing Kindred Chicago Lakeshore for alleged negligence. Adam Simpson filed a complaint on Nov. 3 in Cook County Circuit Court, alleging he developed pressure sores and an infection while in the defendants' care, because they allegedly failed to adequately supervise and assist him.
    https://cookcountyrecord.com

Nov 30

Updated Dec 01

Can someone help me? I have had the worst ear ache and have no insurance

I have had an ear ache for 4 days
Can someone recommend a clinic or Dr. I could call and self pay with around here? that might not be too expensive. I lost my job and Medical Insurance last month. I don't know anybody Thank you

  • d3 NOH

    Howard Brown has a no insurance clinic

  • Owen Wilson Sock it to me!

    Thanks to all you nice people for your suggestions. I ended up going to the Minute Clinic at the the CVS on Broadway and Granville. There is a Nurse Practitioner there all day til 7pm.
    Appointments can also be made on-line. Total cost for me was $99.00. They have a long list of issues they can deal with and prices top out at $129.00..If you have no insurance, this might work. They can write prescriptions as well.
    Cool Beans!

May 02 2015

Updated Nov 30

More Edgewater History...besides the Colvin Mansion

Well, I've been exploring (from the outside) some wonderful old and historic buildings as I wander around on foot. My exercise walking tends to become history walking! There's a wonderful old building from the 1920's - the Denifer (now condominium) at 1038 W. Balmoral. It's classic, and is attributed to Benjamin Marshall, who designed so many classic Chicago residential landmarks. Not even the Edgewater Historical Society has info, nor the Art Institute. I'm also fascinated by the history of the...

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Well, I've been exploring (from the outside) some wonderful old and historic buildings as I wander around on foot. My exercise walking tends to become history walking! There's a wonderful old building from the 1920's - the Denifer (now condominium) at 1038 W. Balmoral. It's classic, and is attributed to Benjamin Marshall, who designed so many classic Chicago residential landmarks. Not even the Edgewater Historical Society has info, nor the Art Institute. I'm also fascinated by the history of the Bryn Mawr Apartments (corner of Winthrop) and the Belle Shore Apt. Hotel (with the gorgeous deco details and green glaze). Check out this link: http://www.edgewaterhistory.org/files/Bryn_Mawr_Belle_Shore_Apartment_Hotels.pdf

Here's another: http://chicago-architecture-jyoti.blogspot.com/2009/11/belle-shore-and-bryn-mawr-apartment.html

Of course, the "pink building" can't be beat (you know..Edgewater Beach Apts.). Here's some neat history from former denizens of the Edgewater Beach HOTEL: http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/edgewater-beach-memories/Content?oid=874713

We have such history around us...

Nov 21

Updated Nov 30

New Public Art Gallery & Venue on Granville Avenue and Winthrop

It's really cool to see that someone who has the means, support a neighborhood they believe so much in versus hoarding their cash or investing it elsewhere. Not sure if others heard about the new venue that Rae Ann and her husband developed and instituted in the neighborhood recently.

http://www.edgewaterartists.com/gallery-1070.html

Granville area is really becoming a great part of the Edgewater Neighborhood to live in. It's because of YOU, me and people like the Rae Ann (hope I am not messing up her name). You create your environment, your reality.

Excited to continue to build a great place to live with all of you.

    Gallery 1070 | A Chicago Art Gallery
    Gallery 1070 is a Chicago art gallery in Edgewater, hosting group art shows & solo art exhibits. Rental space available for art classes and private parties.
    http://www.edgewaterartists.com
  • Isn't 1070 W Granville on the opposite side of the street than the liquor stores in question?

  • Wazzup not available

    @dan -there are no liquor stores on Granville -they were voted out about 7years ago

    There are 2 restaurants that serve liquor -Gino’s North and Revival.

    Both liquor stores that were a problem were voted dry at that time. This resolved the prostitution and gang loitering problem -they are now gone. This is how you clean up a bad street and convert it to pleasant restaurants, art gallery, art school and residential apartments. Add a little streetscape to complete the charm.

Nov 20

Updated Nov 30

Best Place to Advertise an Apartment for Rent?

it used to be the best way was to have a sign on the door - LOL - old skool and the Reader.

Then it was a Craig's List

Now there are all kinds of places- Domu, RadPad, Zillow, blah blah

For those that looked for apartments recently - how did you find places? Do you think it is generational?

  • My husband and I have been looking for several months for a new apt. I personally found that Trulia was a very good site to use because I could target specifics i.e., rent, cat friendly, etc. We found our new apt. this way.

  • HarleyGrrl Why YES! People actually DO live on Clark St!

    Thanks everyone! Domu does charge it is $35 for a month I think - and Zillow is free. CraigsList is free - I will have to see about Trulia and put the sign back up - it blew off after the last storm

Nov 30 2012

Updated Nov 29

Neighbor leaving food for animals

I have a neighbor who keeps dumping food (bread, kibble) in the alley behind our building. I have asked her about this and she says she's "feeding the birds". However, we have a problem with racoons and rats and I'm afraid she's only helping to attract them. I have seen racoons, squirrels and rats go at the pile she leaves, but no birds. I know that other folks in our building have asked her to stop & she just doesn't get why. I'm wondering, I know there are laws against feeding wild animals in other cities - but does Chicago have one?

  • Live From Rogers Park

    Pigeons try to hide in a safe place when they know that they are going to explode and die after eating uncooked rice. That's why there are so many feathers underneath CTA Red Line stations. Remnants of exploded pigeons.

  • this post is from 5 years ago! birds exploding on uncooked rice is a myth.
    Best bet is to throw fried rice.

Nov 28

Updated Nov 29

problem.

We have the internet through ATT.
It appears to be getting much slower over the last few months.
Does anyone else have that problem?
I'm suspicious that ATT might be doing it deliberately.....

  • TP-Link AC1750, standard PoE. We also installed 2 wi-fi extenders, TP-Link AC1200; one on our main level, the other in the basement.

    My AT&T plan is called AT&T Internet 24. It's $30 a month for up to 24 Mbps download
    and 1024GB monthly data allowance (I've never used more than a third of that within a month). The regular price is $50 per month, but they'll drop it if you ask. My cellular account is with AT&T as well, which may affect the internet pricing.

  • ray

    Thanks Verena that's very helpful.

Nov 27

Updated Nov 29

All kinds of police and fire rescue at the gas station at Lincoln and Bryn Maur

Does anybody know what’s happening they have crime tape all around it

  • Nobody died, sketchy character shot & will recover. Crime tape up to protect area for evidence recovery.

  • NoJoe NoMoore

    The old motel row area which is still pretty seedy....why does this not surprise me!

Nov 27

Updated Nov 28

7-8 shots fired on Lincoln between Summerdale and Foster

Happened 40 minutes ago. I called the cops as soon as it happened. Cops out front of Summit Motel now with tape up. Not sure if there is a body.

  • Mute Mute Me

    Ive asked this before too and was told it was due to swedish not being a level 1 trauma center or something

  • smartypants Be Nice

    Thank you for the info. Chad. I feel like EB is the only place to find out about crime.

Nov 25

Updated Nov 28

LOST CAT - 1500 W ROSEMONT

Hello all. One of my cats got out my back door sometime in the last day or two. Please let me know if you have seen her. She's a small gray tabby, about 8-9 pounds. Unfortunately, she does not wear a collar since she's strictly an indoor cat. She's almost 18 years old, and may answer to "Memphis" or "Mem-mem." Picture is attached. Please call me if you see or have seen her, and share with any friends/neighbors you know in the area. 312-823-9460

Nov 07

Updated Nov 27

Jeffrey Littleton Arrested

This man was arrested for committing battery against a senior citizen engaging in positive loitering on November 3rd. Court date is set for Dec. 15. Stay tuned for more details. Residents concerned about public safety are encouraged to attend this hearing.

  • Jeffrey Littleton Yo soy Uptown.

    Ok...I am not on diability...I do not even have a LINK card. But of course I am uniquely unqualified to comment on myself I guess.

    Anymore random slander you petty trolls? How about puppy kicking...I heard Jeffrey Littleton kicks puppies just for fun. Get a life people.

    Not much traction on this is there? Is that why y'all so upset...relegated to the zip code section of EB?

    Stay classy.

  • Mute Mute Me

    "I am not on diability...I do not even have a LINK card. But of course I am uniquely unqualified to comment on myself I guess."

    You are not. Only because you have accused others of slander when exposing one of your tent city friends as a sex offender. If you will lie about others you will lie about yourself

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

Nov 27

CAPS Meeting

Hello everyone, does anyone have the date and time of the next CAPS meeting for Andersonville. I'll check with the police station website but it's not easy to find some information on that site. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance!

Nov 25

Updated Nov 26

Large Bag of Bagels

Speaking of leaving food for animas, there is a large shopping bag full of bagels at the L stop on Granville. It has been there since 11 a.m. this saturday morning. What's with that?

  • Wazzup not available

    There is also a trash bin nearby - toss it please

Nov 23

Updated Nov 23

GWCA and SGNA

Please clean up leaves in street in front of your house because it keeps the drains clean and the street safer during icy times.

  • Mute Mute Me

    Im pretty sure blowing the leaves into the street is against the law in chicago

Sep 23 2016

Updated Nov 20

Carpet Cleaning Recommendations Needed, Cat Urine Stain

Hi all,

My cat (the one in my profile photo) has been peeing on my low pile carpet and the staining is present on the reverse/bottom side. The carpet is 6ft by 5ft 9in. I'm not sure of the material, but I'm guessing synthetic. I'm a renter, but the carpet was bought by the previous tenant, so it's technically mine. I'd rather get the carpet professionally cleaned than have to buy a new one. I don't care if the color...

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Hi all,

My cat (the one in my profile photo) has been peeing on my low pile carpet and the staining is present on the reverse/bottom side. The carpet is 6ft by 5ft 9in. I'm not sure of the material, but I'm guessing synthetic. I'm a renter, but the carpet was bought by the previous tenant, so it's technically mine. I'd rather get the carpet professionally cleaned than have to buy a new one. I don't care if the color changes, I just need a way to protect the wood floors and get the odor removed. I've already tried cleaning it by hand, but given the heavy staining on the reverse/bottom size, I'm concerned it'll eventually disintegrate and maybe stain the wood flooring.

Can someone please recommend an inexpensive place to get my small low pile carpet professionally cleaned in Edgewater? Can I take it to a regular dry cleaner or no? This is my first time having to do this.

Thanks!

(My cat is medically fine. He's recently been to the vet.)

  • Catherine NO!

    My initial post was over a year ago. I resolved the issue then.

    In case someone else runs into the same problem, this is how I successfully dealt with it.

    1) My cat had recently been to the vet who said he was medically healthy.
    2) I got a spray...

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    My initial post was over a year ago. I resolved the issue then.

    In case someone else runs into the same problem, this is how I successfully dealt with it.

    1) My cat had recently been to the vet who said he was medically healthy.
    2) I got a spray bottle of "Nature's Miracle 3in1" and heavily sprayed the carpet, following the directions on the bottle.
    3) I got a very large clear thick painter's tarp and folded it up to fit the carpet. I then duct taped it to the underside of the carpet to prevent any moisture from going through the carpet.
    4) I moved my furniture around, so that the spot my cat was peeing in would be blocked, in case his scent was still there. The areas around the litterbox are now also blocked, so none of the wood floor is exposed. (The litterbox is wedged in a corner with an additional tray to catch kitty litter as he exits the litterbox.)
    5) I also created additional barriers to keep my dog from getting to the litter boxes around my apt. I'm guessing that my dog's litterbox intrusions are what caused the problems in the first place. As disgusting as it is, it's common for dogs to want to eat cat feces. One theory is that cats pass a lot of protein into their feces, and that's why dogs want to eat them. Dogs are scavengers. And yes, my dog regularly goes to the vet for his annual exam and shots and is medically healthy.

  • Get a pheremone spray. Our cat did this a few times on our door frame when he got a whiff of another cat next door. We sprayed this stuff on the doorframe called No Mark that I got at Pet Co next to Jewel and it works SO WELL. He is like an entirely different cat now. It relaxes them and takes away their urge to spray and go outside the box.

Nov 18

Lost iPhone

I lost an iPhone near the corner of Berwyn and Kenmore this afternoon (11/18). Reward if returned.

Nov 16

Updated Nov 18

Saturday Apartment Search

A friend has a job interview this Friday that might mean he could be looking for an apartment Saturday but he is unsure of his schedule. Do you know landlords or apartment brokers that take walk-ins on Saturdays?

  • My new landlord probably would. Call 773.507.9668. They have several buildings in Rogers Park and Edgewater. They may all be 2 bedroom though.

  • You can also try my landlord. He has an apartment available.
    You can text or call him at 773-510-2271. His name is John.

  • HarleyGrrl Why YES! People actually DO live on Clark St!

    I'm around today showing a place I have on Balmoral and ashland . It's a3 bdrm 1 bath for 1600 they can call or text me at (773) 800-9779

Nov 17

Updated Nov 18

Seeking parking space

Hello neighbors, does anyone know how I can find out about parking spaces available for rent in the Margare Terrace section of Uptown? I live on Carmen and it's particularly hard to find street parking. I would be willing to pay someone to rent their spot.

  • Typo....meant Margate Terrace

  • Jeffrey Littleton Yo soy Uptown.

    I believe the surface lot just west of Sheridan on Southside of Foster leases parking. It's close, but not technically Margate Park.

Nov 13

Updated Nov 14

Comedy Night @Joie De Vine 1744 W. Balmoral 8pm

FREE stand-up comedy show featuring some of Chicago's most talented up-and-coming comics.

Merrit Landsteiner
Josh Otusanya
Rebecca Loeser
Tristan A. Smith
Brandon Kieffer

Headliner: Raghu Adibhatla

Hosted by: Lindsey Shaw

  • David B New in town, want to get to know Edgewater/R.Park

    Thanks Lindsey, but on the 14th I'm just wondering -- yesterday? Today? Tomorrow?

  • Apologies...it's tomorrow, Wed. Nov 15!!!

Nov 14

Updated Nov 14

Thorndale and Sheridan: Loud bang around 6:45AMish this morning

I saw a bright flash of light from my apartment window that looks east, and then an explosive sound. All the power in my apartment went out for about an hour. Anyone know what it was?

  • Wazzup not available

    sounds like a transformer blew out -these transformers are usually in the alley

Nov 10

Updated Nov 11

Very icy on ravenswood from berwyn to winnemac.

Id avoid that patch if driving.

Also between berwyn and bryn mawr on paulina pretty icy. I was walking through tbe crosswalk as someone in an suv slid right through tbe stop sign. Some of youwith your faces in your phones coulda been killed!

  • I saw a three car collision Friday at 10:45am.

  • Mute Mute Me

    I was shocked I didn't see any! 8 hr's on the street! I did see lots of cars sliding through stop signs though

Nov 06

Please recommend excellent, reasonable contractor

Please recommend excellent, reasonable & experienced contractor for installing a fireplace mantle & few tiles, mounting ceiling fan & sliding closet doors & maybe light buff/stain to wood floors. Thank you!

Nov 02

Updated Nov 05

Gunshots in Edgewater

Did anyone else hear what sounded like 5 gunshots just before 2am this morning? It seemed to be around Balmoral and Sheridan.

  • My wife and I were up talking when we heard the shots. We called the police instantaneously. From where we are we could not see anything. But it sounded like the shots were coming from Sheridan and Balmoral.

  • There was also 5 gunshots this last Friday at the same time around Wolcott and Touhy friends said.

Nov 04

snow removal services recommendations please

Hello, i'm looking for recommendations for snow removal services for a 6 flat around clark and wilson, for the front sidewalk and a small parking lot. any recommendations or expected pricing would be greatly appreciated.
thank you

Oct 29

Updated Nov 04

Hello Hello Hello

Hello My new community! My family and I are excited to be living in such a friendly and lovely area of chicago. Can not wait to make new friends, see new places, make the alderman, and join Caps.

  • Mute Mute Me

    Make the alderman what?

  • Wazzup not available

    @Jason - i hope that is a thumbs up!

  • Jeffrey Littleton Yo soy Uptown.

    Welcome to the neighborhood! Alderman Osterman is a good guy, very in tune with the community.

    Fun Fact: Edgewater was part of Uptown until is secceeded in 1982 by a declaration in City Council.

Nov 02

Updated Nov 04

    CEO Joe Ricketts shuts down DNAinfo website
    DNAinfo and Gothamist, the 8-year-old hyperlocal news websites, are calling it quits. Joe Ricketts, chief executive officer of DNAinfo and Gothamist, announced the decision in an online letter to readers Thursday afternoon. "I've made the difficult decision to discontinue publishing DNAinfo and Gothamist," Ricketts said.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Oct 29

Updated Nov 03

Good Morning New Community

I just wanted to say Hello to all of our new community members. We are Rogers Park Transplants so this is a whole new experience for us but so far we have met some very nice people. We are members at Park community church and will be starting at Near North next sunday. We are also looking forward ti meeting our new police district and want to jump right in at a CAPS meeting. We are very interested to meet our new alderman.

  • Wazzup not available

    still confusing - you are Rogers Park or Edgewater - if Edgewater i can introduce you to some organizations you might enjoy.

  • From what I am reading Purple moved out of RP to a new neigjborhood. She accidenrally posted in Edgewater . She is no longer in.RP but she is not in Edgewater. Almost like a puzzles. ..j/k..

Nov 03

"Outstanding Educator Award" given to CMSA Teacher by University of Chicago

Angela Kinney, a Chemistry teacher at Chicago Math and Science Academy (CMSA), has been selected by the University of Chicago for their Outstanding Educator Award. Ms. Kinney teaches AP Chemistry, Honors Chemistry and regular Chemistry as well as College Readiness Science.

The Outstanding Educator Award has been in existence for over three decades. First-year students are asked to nominate an educator who has influenced them, challenged them, or helped them grow intellectually. “We receive letters back from hundreds of students,...

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Angela Kinney, a Chemistry teacher at Chicago Math and Science Academy (CMSA), has been selected by the University of Chicago for their Outstanding Educator Award. Ms. Kinney teaches AP Chemistry, Honors Chemistry and regular Chemistry as well as College Readiness Science.

The Outstanding Educator Award has been in existence for over three decades. First-year students are asked to nominate an educator who has influenced them, challenged them, or helped them grow intellectually. “We receive letters back from hundreds of students, inspired by teachers who have changed the course of their lives, who taught them to re-imagine texts, to delve deeper into problem-solving, and to think beyond the border of the classroom in the pursuit of their own education,” said James G. Nondorf, state Vice President of Enrollment for the University of Chicago.

Ms. Kinney’s recognition marks the first time a teacher at CMSA has received this award. Ms. Kinney received her Master’s in teaching from North Park University in 2013. She is currently working on her second degree in biology from Northeastern Illinois University. She was born and raised in Cadillac, Michigan and spent five years in an undergraduate program at Michigan State University.

“I am beyond honored and it makes my heart happy that I have impacted students through science and through being human. This award is an amazing reminder of how important our work as teachers is to our students, and what impact we have on their future,” explains Ms. Kinney.

Since 2004, it has been the mission of CMSA, located in the Rogers Park community, to prepare students for college and the world beyond by offering high-quality, college-prep, STEM-focused education that changes the trajectory of students’ lives.

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Nov 02

Updated Nov 02

Broadway & Racine

Anyone know what’s going on?

  • Mute Mute Me

    Maybe has something to do w the shooting in Starbucks

Nov 02

Updated Nov 02

Sheridan Park Neighbors Facebook site - Not Official

In case you don't know, the Sheridan Parks Neighbors Facebook site is not the official site for the Sheridan Park Neighbors Association.

Nov 01

Updated Nov 02

Vacant Buildings

There seems to be a large number of vacant business right now. Does anybody know of anything coming in or hopefully nothing else leaving?

  • JohnL Happy in Edgewater

    With all the licenses required by the city, all the taxes and regulations require by the city, county and state; would any one want to start a business.

  • Bob Kastigar 15 Years North Park, bike rider, retired

    3400 Block of Bryn Mawr - Northeastern takeover by eminent domain, business move out. Nothing is done, no plans for future work. The present on-campus spot isn't filled. Would anyone want to open/start a business in a location threatening eviction?

    Many shuttered storefronts that will remain this way for a long, long time because of excessive government control and takeover.

Oct 31

Updated Nov 01

    North Side State Sen. Ira Silverstein Accused of Sexual Harassment
    CHICAGO - A state lobbyist said Tuesday during a hearing on sexual harassment in Illinois politics that she had been repeatedly harassed by North Side state Sen. Ira Silverstein and required medical attention to cope with its impact. Silverstein, a Democrat who represents parts of Edgebrook, Forest Glen, North Park and West Ridge, denied the allegations in a series of media interviews.
    https://www.dnainfo.com
  • JohnL Happy in Edgewater

    Of course he denied the allegations.

  • Dan Miller RP/WR resident since 1978

    Here's an excerpt from the 50th Ward Follies blog that explains why this incident of alleged harassment dramatizes a broader problem:

    "There are many troubling aspects to this story, not least of which is the inaction of State Senate President Cullerton, who knowingly referred the matter to the office of...

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    Here's an excerpt from the 50th Ward Follies blog that explains why this incident of alleged harassment dramatizes a broader problem:

    "There are many troubling aspects to this story, not least of which is the inaction of State Senate President Cullerton, who knowingly referred the matter to the office of a legislative inspector general who doesn’t exist as well as to an ethics panel that has done nothing about the charges for a year. Ira has been aware since 2016 that a complaint was filed against him. It’s been one of the best-kept political secrets in Springfield and Chicago, proof that the Old Boys Network has gone underground, but hasn’t gone away.

    "The corruption that has so permeated every level of government in Illinois shows its ugly face here, too. Sexual harassment is so pervasive in Illinois government that legislators are rushing to amend the state’s ethics and lobbyists’ ordinances to include prohibitions against it.

    "Unfortunately, the bill as proposed is weak, merely requiring that each state officer, legislator, and agency establish an anti-harassment policy and imposing $5,000 fines on state employees and lobbyists found guilty of such harassment. Those not taking anti-harassment training will have their names published.

    "Imagine trying to shame an Illinois politician or lobbyist by telling the public that he doesn’t follow the rules!"

Oct 31

Updated Oct 31

Linze Rice joins River Strategies

"Linze Rice, a reporter/producer who covered Chicago’s Far North Side Rogers Park/Edgewater neighborhoods for DNAinfo Chicago, has resigned to join River Strategies, a Chicago-based public relations firm headed by Tracy Slutzkin and Hayley Burns."

https://www.facebook.com/groups/RogersParkNeighborhoodNews/permalink/1469409013135153/

    https://www.facebook.com
  • Rob

    For your sake I hope the next DNA info "reporter" is as gullible as she was.

Oct 30

Updated Oct 31

People asking for copy of ComEd bill

3:30 pm today, a young lady gained access to my friend's building and started knocking on everyone's door asking to see comed bills to make sure no one was over charged. I told her we don't give out personal information. She said it wasn't personal, just electric bill. I said no. She immediately left. There was a man with her that was working the other side of the street. Rascher near Ravenswood. The scam is to switch without consent to another energy company at higher cost. Immediately call comed if you did happen to give out your account #.

Oct 29

Carjacking Ends on Ardmore

Anyone know what happened with this? Cops said 3 guys carjacked two cars and committed 5 robberies. It ended in an alley on Ardmore.

Mar 27

Updated Oct 28

Key Rights for Tenants

The company I rent from is changing all the locks tenants only need one key for - the main gate, each separated entry, laundry room, etc. they have given each apartment one key or two - depending on how many people are on the lease, I think. I always lick myself out so neighbors have keys and I have a few myself. Does anyone know if they have to provide tenants with more keys if asked? I can't just take it and have copies made, I already tried. The hardware store said to talk to my apartment company and that they have to order them. Any feedback? Thanks!!

  • Mute - I'm curious about those lock-boxes. Are they the kind where you push three or four buttons to open it? I think that would make me nervous, and the owner still needs an extra key to put into it.

  • Mute Mute Me

    Yea some have a 3 numbers to punch some have a scrolling 3 digit code.

    They wouldn't technically need an extra key they could put their original in there too. And use it to get in their own place.

    I think this person said its just for the main gate and laundry room.

Oct 27

Updated Oct 28

    Historic Andersonville Home Survives Possible Demolition, Will Be Restored Instead
    The historic home at 1436 W. Berwyn has been sold to a family that plans on restoring the property instead of the previous owner's intended plans of demolition. The previous owner of 1436 Berwyn, developer Aidan Development, was planning on demolishing most if not all of the building.
    http://www.edgevillebuzz.com
  • This is certainly good news. Much kudos to Maureen Murnane, who found the new buyer and made this all happen within the one month restriction. Maureen has been selling real estate in Andersonville for many years, but this still must have been a lot of work.

  • Invictus Edgewater neighbor

    It will never be legally safe from teardown unless it is designated a City Landmark. It should be.

Oct 27

Sidewalks and Lamp Posts - 39 Collages by Gordon Strömberg

Exhibit Opening, Friday, Oct. 13, 6 p.m.
Exhibit Closes, Sunday Nov. 19

Gordon Strömberg is a retired garden and graphic designer who now creates collages. Gordon gets his inspiration from tings around him. He often uses things he finds while walking his dog, things form his garden or notes left on the streets. This can be grocery lists, police notes or children’s drawings and homework. They can be spontaneous or studied. Gordon gets inspired by seeing his surroundings in a fresh way. He finds discarded items that speak of our culture. Chicago street collages will adorn the walls of the Raoul Wallenberg gallery on the second floor.

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