10 hours ago

Updated 8 hours ago

Victim of CTA pushing identifies suspect in court as his attacker

The two stood a few feet apart inside the branch courthouse at Western and Belmont avenues just a week after Estep, 34, a recent doctoral graduate in neuroscience from Northwestern University, had been charged with the frightening attack.

    Victim of CTA pushing identifies suspect in court as his attacker
    Seconds after Ben Benedict was shoved onto the tracks of a CTA station in the Loop, he says he turned around and saw a man pointing at him. But on Monday, it was Benedict who was pointing as he identified Chad Estep in a Cook County courtroom as the stranger who shoved him onto the tracks in the Blue Line's Washington Street station in early August.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

  • A doctoral student in neuroscience????? Wow. Just a while ago, a Northwestern University professor of microbiology murders a guy (former/current lover?) in his apartment with the help of a guy from Oxford?

    Not people I'd typically associate with extreme criminal behavior. Bizarre.

10 hours ago

Victim of CTA pushing identifies suspect in court as his attacker

The two stood a few feet apart inside the branch courthouse at Western and Belmont avenues just a week after Estep, 34, a recent doctoral graduate in neuroscience from Northwestern University, had been charged with the frightening attack.

    Victim of CTA pushing identifies suspect in court as his attacker
    Seconds after Ben Benedict was shoved onto the tracks of a CTA station in the Loop, he says he turned around and saw a man pointing at him. But on Monday, it was Benedict who was pointing as he identified Chad Estep in a Cook County courtroom as the stranger who shoved him onto the tracks in the Blue Line's Washington Street station in early August.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

16 hours ago

'I Think He's Trying To Kill Me,' Man Pushed On CTA Subway Tracks Testifies

Victim Ben Benedict, 46, testified Monday during a preliminary hearing at a Cook County branch court near Belmont and Western avenues.

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Benedict said he was heading home from a Cubs game Aug. 1 when a stranger pushed him from behind onto the tracks at the Washington Blue Line subway station at 19 N. Dearborn St. about 11:40 p.m.

Estep — who received his doctorate in neuroscience from Northwestern University in March and works as a data analyst — is slated to be arraigned Oct. 30 at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse, 2650 S. California Ave.

    'I Think He's Trying To Kill Me,' Man Pushed Onto CTA 'L' Tracks Testifies
    NORTH CENTER - The man who was shoved onto CTA tracks by a stranger in August flagged down fellow passengers for help, shouting, "I think he's trying to kill me." Victim Ben Benedict, 46, testified Monday during a preliminary hearing at a Cook County branch court near Belmont and Western avenues.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

17 hours ago

Avondale Neighborhood Assn Meeting Tonite 10/16: Alderman Carlos Rosa Milwaukee Ave downzone?

Alderman Rosa just down zoned Milwaukee Ave from Kimball to Central Park, with no public meeting or transparent community process. Avondale Neighborhood Association regular meeting Monday 10/16 @ 7pm. 3636 W Wolfram St Hyacinth Church @ Resurrection Hall. Meet neighbors, discuss community issues & concerns. https://chicago.curbed.com/2017/10/12/16464692/milwaukee-avenue-development-downzoning-avondale
https://www.facebook.com/events/1962799850599514/

    New wave of downzoning ordinances introduced for Milwaukee Avenue
    Yesterday, 35th Ward Alderman Carlos Ramierz-Rosa introduced two new measures to the Chicago City Council to rezone a number of Milwaukee Avenue blocks in the Logan Square and Avondale communities. If approved, the properties located between 2610-2787 N. Milwaukee Avenue, 2800-2957 N. Milwaukee Avenue, and 3015 N.
    https://chicago.curbed.com

2 days ago

Potential Missing Dog on Cullom??

I saw a little white dog (little bit like a Maltese mix) without a collar at Cullom and Albany, I waited around to see if the owner was lurking somewhere but no. I tried to speak to him and approach him but he was a little timid. He walked on to Cullom & Kedzie and seemed to want to get into an apartment building where I let him in. It was 4257-59. When I walked back he wasn't in the common area, so hopefully he found his owner.

If no, I'd suggest going over to that building now.

Oct 08

Updated 2 days ago

Caveman yelling at people in Horner

I was playing ball with my son at Horner about 5 on Sunday. I think some EB members are familiar with the drunk bum that resembles a caveman who roams throughout Albany Park. He was drinking with the man and woman living under the trees at Horner. They started arguing and the man walked off with a 24 ouncer in hand towards Irving and California. He started yelling at people, including a woman pushing her baby in a stroller. I...

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I was playing ball with my son at Horner about 5 on Sunday. I think some EB members are familiar with the drunk bum that resembles a caveman who roams throughout Albany Park. He was drinking with the man and woman living under the trees at Horner. They started arguing and the man walked off with a 24 ouncer in hand towards Irving and California. He started yelling at people, including a woman pushing her baby in a stroller. I called the police, told him I called the police, he started yelling at me and walked away. I was there at least 20 more minutes. Police never showed. I don't care what this man's mental status is but scaring a woman and baby in a park is inexcusable.

  • The reason why this guy would be back weeks later at Horner park is because you can't "lock" away people in mental institutions anymore. I have lived this nightmare with my own brother. Decades ago families could legally "commit" a mentally ill family member to either a private or state...

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    The reason why this guy would be back weeks later at Horner park is because you can't "lock" away people in mental institutions anymore. I have lived this nightmare with my own brother. Decades ago families could legally "commit" a mentally ill family member to either a private or state run facility if a doctor and the family deemed the person was a danger to themselves and others. A danger to themselves was living in the streets and drinking all day in the simplest cases. Not the case anymore. We don't have a way to help these people legally and there aren't enough facilities anyway. The most frustrating part is that a person who is mentally ill doesn't believe they are mentally ill. Big pharma sold a load of bung down the river with their push of psychotropic drugs-just pop a pill and you'll be fine. Well who is going to make sure the mentally ill person takes their meds? Families. Then when the person decides that they aren't sick anymore they stop. Then they act out. Then they either get kicked out or walk out and boom, Homeless and now society's problem. Then they feel bad so-they self medicate with alcohol or streets drugs. And laws changed and the government pulled the money out. That is why the homeless problem and the addiction problem is growing in the United States.

  • Thanks for sharing what I'm sure is a night mare situation and we can only hope that the medical professions, society and us as people advance enough to truly help one another.

6 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Handyman needed for Misc jobs

I am looking for a handyman for some odd jobs (interior painting) who can also handle things like a bathroom rehab.

Thanks!

3 days ago

St. Sylvester School Shadow Day

Come take a seat and experience the day as a St. Sylvester student. You will get a chance to see first hand why success has been a tradition for over 100 years. We are a loving and dynamic school community, committed to the academic, social, and spiritual growth of all our students. We offer Foreign languages, sports, technology incorporated educational tools, one on one time with teacher and more! Shadow Day will start at 8 am and end promptly at 11 am, we will offer tours to parents at the end of Shadow Day.

Click Link Below to RSVP!
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    St. Sylvester Shadow Day
    Come take a seat and experience the day as a St. Sylvester student. You will get a chance to see first hand why success has been a tradition for over 100 years. We are a loving and dynamic school community, committed to the academic, social, and spiritual growth of all our students.
    http://docs.google.com

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

St. Sylvester School Shadow Day

Come take a seat and experience the day as a St. Sylvester student. You will get a chance to see first hand why success has been a tradition for over 100 years. We are a loving and dynamic school community, committed to the academic, social, and spiritual growth of all our students. We offer Foreign languages, sports, technology incorporated educational tools, one on one time with teacher and more! Shadow Day will start at 8 am and end promptly at 11 am, we will offer tours to parents at the end of Shadow Day.

Click Link Below to RSVP!
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6 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Aggressive energy salesman

A guy was triple ringing the doorbell last night around 7pm Monday). He asked to review my people’s gas and comed bills. I opened the door and pointed at the sign above the doorbell that clearly stated no soliciting. His response was “what does that mean?” I told him I wasn’t interested. Then he seemed to be acting as if he was offended. Then he took an incoming call and remained on the porch. I told him to leave and he did so slowly. As he exited, he left the gate open. I then instructed him to resecure the gate, and did so while giving me a hard look. Based on demeanor alone, I wouldn’t give his employer a chance.

  • PennyPenguin Chillin' out on EB

    House-frau, more people read the print paper than you think. **Remember, not everyone lives like you and not everyone likes what you like.**

  • I subscribe to the digital version of the Trib, but they deliver the Sunday paper. Easier to glance through the flyers and clip coupons.

6 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Stolen Bikes (3)

Good morning,

Our three bikes were stolen within the past week or so. Please contact me if found! The police have also been notified.

I only have a picture of two of them (Scott brand, both mostly white). The third bike is lime green in color.

Any help appreciated!
Thank you!

  • M

    Thanks, Calliente! I appreciate that.

  • House-Frau Homemaker, mom, animal lover

    Those are pretty bikes! Where do u live&how were they stolen?

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Lost Kitten

Hi everyone - Our little grey and white kitten escaped this morning from Addison and Fremont. Kerri is about three pounds and fluffy. She is a foster kitten, so she hasn't been chipped yet. She is super friendly and loves a good cuddle, so if you see her, don't be afraid to pick her up! Please call if you find her, she's greatly missed already. Thanks so much! Randi, 916-765-5241

  • Good news, we found her! She had escaped into the stairwell and my neighbor had taken her in, then left for work. Thanks everyone for the messages. Luckily we got a happy ending!

  • Fantastic ... a special thank you to the neighbor!

4 days ago

Family Memberships as Tax Deductions

Looking for activities for your children in the fall and winter and also a possible tax deduction? Memberships to museums, zoos, and other 501(c)(3) organizations can be a great option. These can also be a great gift to family members for the holidays.

https://illinoisestateplanning.blogspot.com/2017/10/family-memberships-as-tax-deductions.html

    Family Memberships as Tax Deductions
    As the days get shorter and cooler, taking your kids outdoors might not always be an option. You may be in need of something to keep your kids active and entertained. Did you know that s ome or all of the costs of memberships to organizations that qualify as nonprofit 501(c)3 organizations such as the Chicago Botanic Gardens, Children's Museum, Shedd Aquarium, and Brookfield Zoo can be tax deductible.
    http://illinoisestateplanning.blogspot.com

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Cost of painting (interior)

Can anyone tell me how much they have paid to have interior painting done?

Not an option to do it myself!

  • LRB Happy Lakeview Neighbor

    Cure with Paint is my go to - reasonably priced, great work, awesome help picking out colors (paint is included in the quote which is nice).

  • Michael Pierotti New to the Neighborhood

    My wife and I literally just had the interior of our home painted last week. Total cost including high quality Benjamin Moore paint products was $3600 for a 2700 square foot home. This included all walls (2 coats) and baseboards, but no ceilings or closets.

5 days ago

Oct 09

Updated 5 days ago

Handyman Services Needed Recommendations please

We have a number of repairs (garbage disposal change, leaky faucet, ceiling fan problem...) looking for reliable, reasonably priced help Thank you!

  • HandiCo does a really great job. They are pricey, but good at what they do.

  • My handyman Ron Holzner is awesome and reasonably priced. His number is 773-704-0539.

Oct 04

Updated 5 days ago

Missing street postal boxes

This may be a rant, but it's a big concern. I walked from Waveland to Belmont (and beyond) (10 blocks) down Broadway and saw only ONE street mailbox on Patterson. No boxes all that stretch and on the side streets. To me, this is disturbing that there are no accessible street mail boxes.
Where do people mail their packages and mail? I know mail sent is down, but surely people mail bills, greeting cards, small packages. Luckily I'm near N. Marine Drive and Waveland where there's a mailbox, but I'm afraid the PO will take that one away.

Oct 09

Updated 5 days ago

"Grant Support"

Hello,
My name is Mrs. Brender Daye. I’ve been a Kindergarten teacher at Bateman Elementary located at 4220 N. Richmond a Chicago Public School since 1995. I am a very passionate, loving, nurturing and positive person who continues to LOVE teaching this grade level. It gives me great joy to see how excited my Kinders are when they try hard and do their very best, they can become great readers and mathematician! The looks on their faces are PRICELESS!
I...

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Hello,
My name is Mrs. Brender Daye. I’ve been a Kindergarten teacher at Bateman Elementary located at 4220 N. Richmond a Chicago Public School since 1995. I am a very passionate, loving, nurturing and positive person who continues to LOVE teaching this grade level. It gives me great joy to see how excited my Kinders are when they try hard and do their very best, they can become great readers and mathematician! The looks on their faces are PRICELESS!
I have Exciting news from Kindergarten room 109… we’re ready to update our class with a new “Smart Board” (interactive whiteboard system)! This school year (and for years to come), I want to ensure that my students have what they need to succeed, so I've created a request on a 501(c)3 charity website called DonorsChoose.org.

I'm writing to ask for any donations possible for my students - no matter the size (seriously, every little bit counts).
If you can't donate anything now, no worries... just share this information with anyone who you know is passionate about education. Your donation will have a direct impact on at least 24 students this year and you'll hear back from our class about your impact!
Here’s my classroom request:
Go to this link https://www.donorschoose.org/donors/proposal.html?id=2743674# or go to Donors Choose.org - Mrs. Daye. “Technologically Savvy in Kindergarten”
Please don’t forget to spread the word if you know anyone who may want to show their support for public schools. Please share our classroom page and contribute if you can!
Thank you again!
Mrs. Daye
Kindergarten Teacher
Bateman Elementary School
4220 N. Richmond
Chicago, IL 60618
budaye@cps.edu

    DonorsChoose.org: Support a classroom. Build a future.
    DonorsChoose.org connects teachers in high-need communities with donors who want to help.
    https://www.donorschoose.org
  • How long will this be up?

  • Radhika I've lived in Albany Park since 2000.

    Come voice your opinion on safety in Albany Park, Irving Park, North Park, and Sauganash: Kedzie Center's Community Peace Event @ American Indian Center 3401 W. Ainslie. Today Wednesday October 11th, 3:30-5:30 pm. Refreshments, raffle, school supplies! Go to website Kedziecenter.org to complete the survey we will launch today. Translations available in Spanish, Arabic, Farsi, Gujarati, and Korean.

5 days ago

Found bracelet

On Wilton near Belmont CTA stop, it says Emma on it.

6 days ago

The CTA Is Partly to Blame for Chicago’s Lack of East-West Bike Lanes

CDOt was planning to install buffered bike lanes on Belmont west of Western, but Alderman Mell says the CTA killed the project. Image: google Street View

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...cyclists. This path will California Park to Horner Park, located at the northeast corner of Irving Park and California Avenue. This bridge-and-path project is scheduled to start next year and wrap up by...

...In fact, aside from the mile of Fullerton between Ashland and Halsted, some stretches of Diversey west of Milwaukee, there are virtually no east-west bike lanes at all in this entire 3.5...

    CTA Is Partly to Blame for the Lack of East-West Bike Lanes
    Last Wednesday Mayor Rahm Emanuel broke ground on what the city is calling the 312 RiverRun trail, improvements to the nearly two-mile stretch of riverfront between Belmont and Montrose that will link up three different parks. The project includes the Riverview Bridge, which will connect Clark Park on the east side of the waterway and California Park on the west bank.
    http://chi.streetsblog.org

Oct 09

Updated 6 days ago

Seamstress

I'm looking for a seamstress that can handle the replacement of zippers on a soft piece of luggage.

The zippers are in a 'U' shape and require about 30" of zipper for each bag.

Let me know if you have a reference and contact info.

Thanks.

Oct 09

Updated 6 days ago

Storm Door Installation Recommendation?

I am looking for a storm door installation. Would like to hire a local business/handyman before resorting to Home Depot or Lowes (though I would also appreciate any recommendation for either of these as well). I am near Horner Park. Thank you

  • Suzy Thomas Realtor and founder of Realtors to the Rescue

    I recommend Theodore Lambiris. I'm sure he could do this. He is reliable and reasonable. 708-945-2019

Oct 09

MacBook lost

Hi
We lost a MacBook in lakeview somewhere near halsted and wolfram
It’s password protected and there is a reward for return

Oct 08

Updated Oct 09

Recommendations for cleaners

Hi all,
I live near Addison and Broadway. the last time I took a man's full length coat to the cleaners on the corner they charged $26 to clean.
I'm looking for reco's for cleaner that can clean (they all use the same solvent & techniques) a wool coat but for less money.
Suggestions?

  • We use
    CD One Price Cleaners
    4.6 stars (87) · Dry Cleaner
    2.0 mi · 2815 North Broadway
    (773) 296-0834
    Open until 8:00 PM

  • Barry-Regent, corner of Broadway & Wellington. Best dry cleaner in the city. Can't vouch for a lesser price. But worth every. single. penny.

  • SOS near the NE corner of Broadway & Irving. Jason and his wife run a great business. Been going to them for years.

Oct 03

Updated Oct 09

Tree Doctor Needed

I have two trees in my yard that clearly have something wrong with them, and I'm no arborist. Can anyone recommend a good arborist in the area who won't charge me an arm and a leg? Thanks!

  • After shopping around I went with SavATree and have been pretty happy with the service.

  • I cannot get anyone to call me back. I think I have called Care of Trees twice. Please let me know if you have luck with SaveATree.

Oct 08

Fall Fest Ponies, Pumpkins, Petting Zoo.

Affordable family fun at Athletic Field Park, 3546 W. Addison. Sunday, October 8. 10 AM. Ticket sales close at 2 PM. Attractions close at 3 PM. Join us for lunch at the Harvest Café and Grill. Tickets are 11 for $10. Train ride is 4 tickets, pumpkins are 3 tickets, build a wooden robot for one ticket. Great photo opportunities. Located across from the Olive Garden

Oct 08

Oct 05

Updated Oct 06

Gunshots?

Was that a round of gunshots I just heard near Belmont and kimball?

  • VPS Avondale

    I heard and called 911. Saw police come down the street a few minutes later but don't know anything else

  • I've also noticed an uptick in gang graffiti lately. I report to 311 when I see it, but I wonder if the two are related and mean there's some sort of power struggle going on in our area right now.

Oct 20

Updated Oct 06

Stair repair and runner installation

I'm looking for recommendations on someone who can both take a look at our stairs and repair the squeaks, and then install a carpeted stair runner. We're planning to buy the runner online. I'm not sure if this is something that a handyman could do, or if we need to hire a flooring expert. Any suggestions/recommendations are much appreciated!

  • Cavalear LS Father/Home Owner/Helpful Neighbor

    You clearly didn't get any help from EB, but curious if you ended up finding someone that you could recommend? Wife and I are looking to do the exact same thing. Thanks.

  • MTC or Cavalear, did you end up doing the project? Any recommendations?

Oct 04

Updated Oct 06

Sirens at 3:20 am Roscoe Village

Anyone hear this? Know what is happening?

Sep 29

Updated Oct 05

HELP! Comcast upgrade to DOCSIS 3.0--modem or line problem?

Neighbors, can you help me? Comcast says my cable modem is too old and needs to be upgraded to be able to work with DOCSIS 3.0. I bought four different brands of approved modems, but none of them can get past the Upload light. My old modem was working prior to my changing it starting Wednesday evening. I called Comcast twice and we tried the modems, including my old one, but it is the same problem--is stuck on the blinking...

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Neighbors, can you help me? Comcast says my cable modem is too old and needs to be upgraded to be able to work with DOCSIS 3.0. I bought four different brands of approved modems, but none of them can get past the Upload light. My old modem was working prior to my changing it starting Wednesday evening. I called Comcast twice and we tried the modems, including my old one, but it is the same problem--is stuck on the blinking Upload and unable to move to Internet Connection. I have a service call but it is a week away and I need to have access, as I do some work from home. Any suggestions? I have asked some friends but they have no idea either. Has anyone had problems when moving from DOCSIS 2.0 to 3.0? THANK YOU!

  • mike Return Chicagoan circa 1996

    Felicia- Service technicians have a different skill set versus call center operators and the technicians cost a lot more. Many service calls can be resolved with out the need to send out a technician. I agree that it's extremely frustrating when the operator is just reading from the script but...

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    Felicia- Service technicians have a different skill set versus call center operators and the technicians cost a lot more. Many service calls can be resolved with out the need to send out a technician. I agree that it's extremely frustrating when the operator is just reading from the script but it wouldn't be cost effective to pay a technician to sit and answer phones.

    I'm also a bit surprised that the changing the connector was all that was needed. While they can fail, it's not very common. Hopefully you didn't get charged for it.

  • No, no charge for this one.

Oct 05

Studio 32 Is Open For Classes!

Excited to announce that Studio 32 at Racine and Wellington is now open! Studio 32 is a neighborhood workshop designed to be your go to space for any crafty project. Classes include sewing, crocheting, knitting, crafts for kids, halloween costume making and more. Please stop by say hi. We are open to whatever ideas you have or classes you want to see offered. Hope to see you soon!

https://studio32chicago.com/classes/

    CLASSES
    https://studio32chicago.com

Oct 04

Updated Oct 05

Pedestrian hit by car in Lakeview near Lane Tech

Around 5 p.m., police were called to the 3200 block of North Western Avenue, where the pedestrian was hit by a vehicle, police said.

Alan Forester, of Chicago, was stopped at Belmont and Western avenues, on his way to baseball practice, when he saw a blue Dodge Charger hit the pedestrian, who had on Lane Tech High School clothing and was carrying a parade baton.

    Pedestrian hit by car in Lakeview near Lane Tech
    A female pedestrian was hospitalized after she was hit by a car Tuesday afternoon in the Lakeview neighborhood, according to Chicago police.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

  • Because it would be impossible to hit a pedestrian there otherwise. Traffic is heavy and the speed limit is 20. Because it was a DODGE CHARGER. come on.

  • A low life who either wouldn't notice or wouldn't stop when they hit a girl hard enough in those conditions to knock her down and send her into convulsions, someone who drives off-- this is a person who is thinking of him/herself exclusively at all times. This person was absolutely...

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    A low life who either wouldn't notice or wouldn't stop when they hit a girl hard enough in those conditions to knock her down and send her into convulsions, someone who drives off-- this is a person who is thinking of him/herself exclusively at all times. This person was absolutely looking at a little screen and was probably afraid to go to jail so left regardless of a dire injury. Someone hit my car the other day on the highway. Texting. You could see the confusion and terror in his eyes. "OMG, other people exist?? On the roads?? And I hit one?"

Oct 02

Updated Oct 05

ISO 2 Bedroom Single family home or apartment

Hi! We are relocating from Indianapolis and searching for a 2+ bedroom. We are looking to move this month. (For work)

  • Andrew Carpenter Realtor Edgewater home owner and Chicago Reator

    Did you have a neighborhood in mind? I live in Edgewater and love it. there are tree lined streets and mostly 2-flats and single family houses where I live north of Peterson & West of Clark. If you have a budget in mind I would be happy to help you...

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    Did you have a neighborhood in mind? I live in Edgewater and love it. there are tree lined streets and mostly 2-flats and single family houses where I live north of Peterson & West of Clark. If you have a budget in mind I would be happy to help you search any neighborhood in Chicago and I would also be willing to go take a video for you because you can't physically be there to see it. We could even do a video call so you can ask questions while I'm there.

  • Phil L. property owner/lincoln square

Oct 05

Oct 04

Man Charged With Reckless Conduct After Red Line HazMat Incident

The West Ridge resident was released on a $1,500 individual recognizance bond, and is next scheduled to appear in court Nov. 17 at 2452 W. Belmont, police said.

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A HazMat team responded and the platform at 940 W. Addison St. was evacuated. Trains bypassed the station for about two-and-a-half hours during the investigation, but the substance was found to be non-toxic, officials said.

    Man Charged With Reckless Conduct After Red Line HazMat Incident
    CHICAGO (CBS) - A 51-year-old North Side man is facing a misdemeanor charge in connection with a HazMat incident last week on the CTA Red Line. Kelvin Davis faces one count of reckless conduct, according to Chicago Police. About 8:30 a.m. on Sept.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

Sep 27

Updated Oct 04

Dog Walker in West Lakeview

Can someone please tell me how much they typically charge and recommendations please? I think I found a good one already but just want to make sure we are not over paying for the service. We have a 9 week old puppy, not sure if rates differ based on that?

  • future alderman future alderman

    first you're a walker, then an owner-make up your mind! and all you dog-walkers please PICK THE WASTE UP!

  • Since when are walkers not pet owners? I didn't know you couldn't be both. First I was an owner then a walker though. Actually the first company I worked for wouldn't even hire people who didn't have pets. Now that I think about it is that even legal? Can you s
    Discriminate based on pet ownership?!

Sep 30

Updated Oct 04

Is this anyone's lost beagle?

Just found this lovely beagle in Lakeview at Janssen and Byron, 60613. It's a female, and she seems to be a bit elderly. She is all bones mostly, so I think she has been missing for at least a week. We have bathed her and fed her, and will call PAWS tomorrow. If anyone knows where I can post or if anyone has lost a beagle, Please call or message me at 404-673-0856.

Oct 04

Pedestrian hit by car in Lakeview near Lane Tech

Around 5 p.m., police were called to the 3200 block of North Western Avenue, where the pedestrian was hit by a vehicle, police said.

Alan Forester, of Chicago, was stopped at Belmont and Western avenues, on his way to baseball practice, when he saw a blue Dodge Charger hit the pedestrian, who had on Lane Tech High School clothing and was carrying a parade baton.

    Pedestrian hit by car in Lakeview near Lane Tech
    A female pedestrian was hospitalized after she was hit by a car Tuesday afternoon in the Lakeview neighborhood, according to Chicago police.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Sep 18 2012

Updated Oct 03

Jury Duty

I've been called for jury duty for the first time. I'm scheduled for the Daley Center.

Can anyone answer the following questions:

Is there WiFi in the jury holding room?
Can we eat or drink in the jury holding room?
Should I pack a lunch or are we released to get something to eat?
It says on my summons that cameras are not permitted. Does that mean they will hold my smart phone all day because it has a camera?

Does anyone have any other words of advice?

(I really didn't know where to post this, so I picked Lake View since I live there.)

  • One tip is that depending on your place of employment, you may need to hand over the check to your employer in order to get the day off as a paid day. Check with your HR dept. Last time I was at Daley, 2 years ago, they gave an hour lunch. But seriously, if you can afford the time, I would encourage you to perform your jury duty service and not try some weak excuse to get out of it.

  • d3 NOH

    You can delay it 11 weeks automatically of the first time doesn't work too.

Oct 03

Sep 28

Updated Oct 02

Gut rehab costs

I’m finding with multiple contractors a gut rehab on 3000sq feet to be costing about 400k-500k (depending on finishes).

That seems crazy high to me, but is it?

  • Fast Freddy Grace and Leavitt

    A total gut-rehab is all new guts (electric, plumbing, HVAC, etc). If you are doing the whole 2 flat, 300,000 will be your low-end after it is all said and done. I did it in 2013, with myself as the GC. It will be a 25hour/ week job to do it yourself and very stressful (but rewarding), so go in eyes wide open.

  • is it brick or frame? architect and permits? is the 3000 sq.ft exterior dimensions and including your basement? are you excavating your basement and underpinning? are you relocating interior walls? all new mechanicals? new garage?

    there is a huge difference between "remodel" and "gut-rehab"

Oct 02

10 police cars on Wellington

Hi, I saw about 10 police cars and many police officers all at 1222 W. Wellington today between 12pm and 1pm. They were there for quite some time. Does anyone know why?

Sep 30

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