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Joeys Shrimp House

Joeys Shrimp House has reopened for business come in and check out our new menu items as well as our craft beer selection and frozen margarita

35 hours ago

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Catalytic Converter stolen 2/26-2/28

Had my catalytic converter stolen in the 1700 block of N Hermitage sometime between the evening of Thursday 2/26 and midday Saturday 2/28. Doubtless this happened around 3 or 4 in the morning, but just wanted to give everyone a heads up anyway. Keep your eyes open!

Side note: are the same cars usually targeted over and over again? I've heard the new converters they use as replacements these days aren't as valuable as the originals...

  • Anne WP/Bucktown borderland

    They target SUVs, especially Jeeps, because they're higher off the ground. My husband's was stolen, and he put a chain around the new one. No further problem.

  • Whether you get it stolen again, I believe depends on what kind of replacement you get. If you got an "after-market" converter it is cheaper and contains much less of the precious materials the thieves are after. If you got an OEM (original equipment manufacturer) converter, it's got about the...

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    Whether you get it stolen again, I believe depends on what kind of replacement you get. If you got an "after-market" converter it is cheaper and contains much less of the precious materials the thieves are after. If you got an OEM (original equipment manufacturer) converter, it's got about the same precious metals and might get ripped off again.
    I had my converter stolen and since it was an old car, got a cheaper after market converter. They supposedly perform about as well as OEM. Hopefully the thieves can easily tell the difference!

6 hours ago

World-class Montessori Preschool Coming Soon to Lincoln Square

Montessori Gifted Prep places a special emphasis on critical thinking, reasoning, problem solving and creativity. Montessori Gifted Prep preschool provides a caring, comprehensive, high-quality Montessori education to children ages 2 - 6 years old. Numerous unique services offered including extended hours of operation (6am - 8pm), personalized education, and ability to monitor your child during the day via internet. Onsite extracurricular activities include music lessons taught by Old Town School of Folk Music, French and Mandarin taught by Language Stars, and interactive science laboratory experiments taught by Mad Science. Come learn more at our informational session on March 28, 2015 at 10 am. We are located at 4754 N Leavitt St, Chicago, IL

RSVP at www.montessorigiftedprep.org

23 hours ago

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Black cat

a beautiful black long haired cat by 2319 n webster for a few days now- who is missing him/her?

  • Wendi on Maud Interested in local news

    If you can grab the cat, you can take it to Tree House Humane Society. PM me if you'd like to know more.

10 hours ago

New preschool and daycare!

Hello Everybody,

We hope you are having a wonderful evening!

The Nurture Nook Infant and Toddler daycare and preschool, is located in the Bucktown neighborhood at the corner of Armitage and Leavitt. We feature small classrooms for individualized attention from 7am to 6pm, five days a week. Our teachers are warm and supportive to promote positive development. We would love for your family to come in for a tour, and see all that we have to offer!
Also, please like our facebook page to get the latest news.
Thank you for your support☺

http://www.thenurturenook.com

3 days ago

Updated 11 hours ago

Buyer looking for 3/4 Bedroom home in Bucktown.

Newer construction or complete renovation preferred.

  • Deb Karp Humboldt Park

    I have several options that I can share with you. Feel free to give me a call anytime. 312-699-5277. :)

  • Michael Bucktown Resident

    This "Airborn" fellow has posted very similar ads in Lakeview (looking for house in Lakeview) and Lincoln Park (looking for house in Lincoln Park) sections of EB too. Not sure what his or her agenda is, but surely finding a realtor in Chicago shouldn't be a problem.

28 hours ago

Updated 12 hours ago

Amazing Retail Space for Rent at Wicker Park/Ukrainian Village

Hello! Everyone,

If your currently in the process of renewing or opening your new business, you should consider leasing this amazing retail space at 1102 N. Ashland. This place comes with almost 2,000 square feet. It is completely remodeled. This was formerly a martial arts academy, and was very well taken care of. It has new wood floors, white high ceilings, stainless steel mirrors, and a bathroom with shower. Not to mention the entrace which has vintage metal columns and large stainless steel doors with thick glass. Better to see it person than on pictures! Feel free to shot me an email if your interested in viewing it.

  • Canyon Humboldt Park

    These types of ads are becoming more and more frequent on EB. Still like the app but feel like these posts are just added noise.

  • Michael Bucktown Resident

    Yeah, post your ad to Craigslist.

  • This isn't housing, and it's an ad.

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EFIS/Drivit specialist

Anyone have a recommendation for specialist/repair person for EFIS Drivit siding on a house? Thanks, much appreciated!!

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Yet ANOTHER shooting at Koncrete, formally known as Krush

One man shot another as they stood in the outdoor smoking area of what is now known as "Club Koncrete" at 1675 N. Elston in the Bucktown neighborhood.

The incident occurred last Sunday morning Feb 22 at approx 2am on the clubs property.

Almost 3 years ago one person was killed and another critically wounded in a shootout outside the club (read more here:http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-3-shot-1-dead-on-south-and-northwest-sides-20120218-story.html

The proprietors of the club have been through many City investigations and have continually been given the green light to re-open by the City's Dept. of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection.

for more info see: https://www.facebook.com/KoncreteNights
or http://www.koncretenites.com/

attached image from their Facebook page depicts the club is "under new management"

  • Joe Lake Facebook, Twitter, Klout, EveryBlock, Yahoo Groups

    Sicko?

  • Brandon G Brewer. Engineer. Human.

    I don't even know what to say to the both of you. This exchange has been weird and entertaining, so thank you both for that.

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Damen Blue Line Station Renovation: $13,600,000.00 (est.)

As a longtime rider of the the Blue Line, I was underwhelmed with the renovation that was completed a few months ago. At what cost? $13.6 million? Excuse me?

Here is a link to a description of the work: http://www.transitchicago.com/news_initiatives/projects/ynb_improvements.aspx#damen

Can anyone shed some light on what may have generated such a ridiculously high bill for what seems to be a pretty straightforward project?

  • Mike Conover '90's HP block orginizing,CAPS- resident since '07

    It was likey a lot more expensive to rehab the station keeping the retro look & finishes, than it would have been to go modern & generic.

  • Scott Rappe Architect, Father, Fourth Generation East Villager

    As an architect that does some public sector work, $13m sounds par for the course. Municipal transit work is an entirely different world than the one most of us live in.

    Federal, state & local jurisdictions, layers of project management consultants, accessibility requirements, hazardous materials abatement, Secretary of the Interior Standards for Rehabilitation, municipal liability concerns, union scale wages, MBE/WBE set-asides, months of temporary shuttles between stations...
    frankly, at $13m there's not a penny left for graft.

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Dog Sitter Needed

Hello Neighbors. I live at Spaulding and Cortland. I have two male Chihuahuas and I am in desperate need of a sitter for March 16-20. My regular sitter, who is fantastic, and has sat my dogs for over 6 years, is unable to do so. Does anyone know of a responsible person whom can walk my dogs 3 times a day and feed them? The individual can stay in my apartment if need be.

Please call my cell phone: 312-852-8669
or email me: cztony@aol.com

I appreciate your neighborly help,

Tony Cz

Jan 16

Updated 5 days ago

Sterling Goss space?

Does anyone know if something is going in here? I noticed that the "For Lease" sign was down, but not sure if it just fell or was taken down...

  • Brian AB live in west btown

    I've heard rumors of a wrap sandwich place, but isn't that so 1996?

  • The sign was back up for awhile, but is now down again...?

6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Cell Phone Thieves!

Careful Bucktown / Wicker Park area!

A friend got her cellphone stolen

"i did that thing where women look behind them to make sure they're not being followed--twice. both times, there was no one behind me. as i was about to cross bloomingdale, some dude ran up behind me, yanked my cell phone out of my coat pocket, and hopped into a getaway car that was waiting for him on bloomingdale"

they're driving around in a light blue or silver acura coupe IL plate: E45 1644

  • What time of day did this happen?

  • George West Bucktown Resident

    Given you have the license plate I hope your friend made a police report. If so, I live in the building on that corner and our landlord has security cameras filming down both streets. I'm not sure how long they keep them. Doesn't make me feel too safe that they are hiding out right around the corner of our building!

Feb 25

Updated 5 days ago

Aldermen Question

I've lived in several cities none of which have had aldermen. Given the notoriety of corrupt politicians in this city, what the hell do they actually do? Are they just middlemen for actually getting things done ie impeding progress for personal gain? I've been here for 7 years now and haven't a clue what they do or accomplish besides annoy me with advertising. Do my taxes
pay these idiots? Can't we just vote on things without them?

Signed, very confused

  • The amount of time they waste securing their own power through devious political means. Truth is, they could be administering good government and achieving the same success called re-election. This is why I don't believe in term limits: elections are our built-in form of term limits. If you don't get the result you wanted, be an adult and realize that is democracy. Voting is a minor hindrance. You want the people who you think "do nothing" out, vote...volunteer...do something. Don't complain.

  • I do vote. Every time. Still doesn't change the fact the aldermen are worthless.

5 days ago

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Great Deal for Swim Classes

Hi all! I got a great deal at the British Swim School and i wanted to share the savings! $99 for 6 weeks of classes (1 class per week). It is usually $25 per class, cant beat it! Let them know i (Jennifer Serrano) referred you so you can get the great deal. Gotta get ready for summer time dips with the little ones!!

www.britishswimschool.com

Feb 11

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  • Dave- Scott is anti-status quo in that he refuses to vote along with Rahm's left-wing lackeys on the city council, so you two should really be kindred spirits!

  • Joe Lake Facebook, Twitter, Klout, EveryBlock, Yahoo Groups

    In 2007, Scott Waguespack defeated formen Ald. Ted Matlak (appointed as alderman in 1998) by 121 votes. The Ted Matlak-Terry Gabinski-Dan Rostenkowski-Joe Rodtenkowski regime had run the 32nd Ward for nearly one hundred years. That's status quo.

Feb 25

Updated 6 days ago

Come say hi

Hi Everyone:
We’ve been longtime residents in the neighborhood, and we have just opened a unique community workshop space called The Laboratory. We will have children’s classes combining science+arts with classes making bath bombs, perfumes, designing their own robots, and learning science with a FROZEN-theme.
We will also have adult DIY workshops taught by local artisans and makers.
This article explains it best: http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150223/wicker-park/make-potions-bake-dog-biscuits-at-laboratory-science-center
We are just teachers and everyday people who decided to try something we’d always dreamed about....

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Hi Everyone:
We’ve been longtime residents in the neighborhood, and we have just opened a unique community workshop space called The Laboratory. We will have children’s classes combining science+arts with classes making bath bombs, perfumes, designing their own robots, and learning science with a FROZEN-theme.
We will also have adult DIY workshops taught by local artisans and makers.
This article explains it best: http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150223/wicker-park/make-potions-bake-dog-biscuits-at-laboratory-science-center
We are just teachers and everyday people who decided to try something we’d always dreamed about. We would love any help sharing our space and getting the word out.
Our website is here: http://www.thelaboratorychi.org and we keep our Facebook updated with class additions and news.
We are currently taking registration for upcoming student classes, and we are having an Open House this Sunday from 11-2.
We are really excited to start this, and we would love to meet you at our Open House!

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Feb 25

Updated 6 days ago

Is Briciola in Chicago Closed?

Is Briciola in Chicago Closed? I drove by there a few times and there is a large sign on the fence on the outdoor section of the restaurant that says "Not Briciola"

  • DanC Wicker Park Resident. WFH-er

    Actually the sign says "Restaurant for Rent (not Briciola) "

    I'm assuming owner has another property to rent out.

  • Alisa DNAinfoCHI Wicker Park/Bucktown/WestTown reporter

    It is not closed. There is a restaurant next store, behind the outdoor patio, that is for rent. The owners of Bricola did not put up the sign, their landlord who also owns the adjacent property did. I thought the same thing you did and stopped in to ask a few months ago.

Feb 25

Make Your Own Bath Bombs, Artisan Dog Treats, Perfume and More in Wicker Park

...you have that opportunity right in Wicker Park. Opening in March, The Laboratory located at 2349 W. North Avenue is offering unique classes for kids and adults that combine science, technology and the arts...

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