7 hours ago

Updated 20 min ago

Really!?

Please tell me this isn't really happening. Did my neighbors really just put two chairs out to claim dibs?

  • Perhaps they are moving and need a loading space.

  • When I see people doing that, I toss the chairs into an alley. Putting out items for parking dibs a thinly veiled threat that shouldn't be tolerated (even in winter, imho).

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Meet with Alderman Bob Fioretti

Hey everyone,

Alderman Bob Fioretti is meeting with neighbors across Chicago.

If you would be interested in hosting a meeting with your neighbors and Alderman Bob Fioretti, send me an email: dan.kleinman@me.com.

2 hours ago

Magic Outside the Box @ Stage 773

Magician David London hosts Magic Outside the Box at Stage 773, 1275 W. Belmont Ave., tonight at 8pm. Tickets are $20, or $15 for students, seniors and wizards.

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...s puns-on-demand! Details on the event at the Double Door Website. Double Door: 1572 N. Milwaukee...

2 hours ago

Chicago Pun Slam @ Door No. 3

Magician David London hosts Magic Outside the Box at Stage 773, 1275 W. Belmont Ave., tonight at 8pm. Tickets are $20, or $15 for students, seniors and wizards.

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...s puns-on-demand! Details on the event at the Double Door Website. Double Door: 1572 N. Milwaukee...

3 hours ago

Nettelhorst French Market

Does anyone know which Saturday it begins? Last year it opened in late April. Will it be open this coming Saturday?

8 hours ago

  • 5 stars out of 5: Coobah on Yelp

11 hours ago

The Shutter: La Gondola Cucina Italiana at 1258...

La Gondola Cucina Italiana at 1258 W Belmont has closed for good. The full-service cousin of the casual Italian spot on Ashland took over the former Joey's Brickhouse space in late 2010. The original, in business for 30 years, remains open. [EaterWire]

13 hours ago

3114 Southport ZBA Hearing & Neigborhood Clean-Up Day

3114 Southport ZBA Hearing & Neigborhood Clean-Up Day

Meet at the Temple Bar – Ashland & Wellington 12PM NOON

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Now, the owner or developer is going before the Zoning Board of Appeals to legitimize their actions. If you’d like to attend the meeting, it will be on Friday April 25 at 2pm at 121 N. LaSalle, room 200.

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Updated 13 hours ago

Landlord Responsibility?

I contacted my landlord in February about the fact that my smoke detector doesn't work, and then again in March. I am still waiting for a new one. He lives in my building, so one would think he'd be a little more concerned about fire safety. I know it's the landlord's responsibility to provide a smoke detector and since it's only a few dollars, I could certainly go out and buy one, but I'd like to know what my rights are as a tenant and what actions I can take?

  • Wow. So very many responses! Thank you for all of them and I hope this hasn't caused anyone too much angst!
    1) I tried several sets of new batteries, back in Feb., because I change them every year. None of them made the smoke detector work, it was broken. Probably...

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    Wow. So very many responses! Thank you for all of them and I hope this hasn't caused anyone too much angst!
    1) I tried several sets of new batteries, back in Feb., because I change them every year. None of them made the smoke detector work, it was broken. Probably because I've lived in my apt for 13 1/2 years and this one came with the apt? (I think they have a life span of maybe 10 yrs.) Anyway, I emailed my landlord...back in February. He said he'd get me a new one.
    2) March rolled around...still no new smoke detector. I emailed him again, but got no response this time.
    3) He must be reading these posts because one suddenly appeared outside my door last night.
    4) I installed it.
    5) All should be happy! I am safe. My neighbors are now safe. Yes, it has a carbon monoxide aspect to it, though 2 yrs ago I bought my own since my apt. didn't have one, but let's not get into that.

    Thank you for all your help!

  • lauren east lakeview republican

    That's great! So glad he finally stepped up :)

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  • 5 stars out of 5: Coobah on Yelp

30 hours ago

Updated 28 hours ago

Old Borders, North/Halsted?

Anyone know what is going in at the old Borders location at North & Halsted?

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Recommendations for someone to install eco friendly wood floor?

Hi, Can anyone recommend a local person who could pull up the raggedy (!) wall to wall in our new condo and lay down a nice new wood floor - the type that doesn't off-gas with the noxious chemicals? Thanks very much

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Apr 10

Updated 42 hours ago

Beware of Energy Plus - Stick with ComEd

I was wondering why my electric bills seemed kinda high. Not crazy high, but more than they should be. I figured it must have something to do with that offer I signed up for to have my energy delivered by Energy Plus. I was a sucker for their airline miles offer. What was going on was that every month their charge went up by mere pennies, but last month the electric bill was about $30 more than it should be....

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I was wondering why my electric bills seemed kinda high. Not crazy high, but more than they should be. I figured it must have something to do with that offer I signed up for to have my energy delivered by Energy Plus. I was a sucker for their airline miles offer. What was going on was that every month their charge went up by mere pennies, but last month the electric bill was about $30 more than it should be. This winter we all saw higher bills of course because of the brutal winter. If you are using Energy Plus, call ComEd and cancel it. If you are considering signing up, read the fine print and cancel as soon as you can after getting the miles....or better yet, learn from my mistake and steer clear and warn your friends.

  • lauren east lakeview republican

    There is a recent post on here where someone did the math and broke it all down. I don't remember the exact title but it had "integrys" in it. In that thread he talks about the hidden charges. :)

  • d3 NOH

    lauren, that is unrelated/different though really, just to avoid the confusion it's not lumped as the same issue. This actually was a good deal, and there were no hidden fees for the duration. So the calculation and sites (CUB, etc) that talk about this would lead you to believe it...

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    lauren, that is unrelated/different though really, just to avoid the confusion it's not lumped as the same issue. This actually was a good deal, and there were no hidden fees for the duration. So the calculation and sites (CUB, etc) that talk about this would lead you to believe it was a savings--it was for me for over a year. The calculation in question for anyone having this issue would have been done a full year ago+ to be having this issue, then after that year they change the rates to variable. You could do the same calculation today and come up that Energy Plus had no hidden fees and that it was a better deal, but the issue is what happens after the 12 month period if/when it becomes variable.

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5 days ago

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Commercial fishing on lakefront around Belmont Harbor?

Last week I noticed a weird foam about 15 ft out on the water in an extensive ring. I asked a scientist friend who knows about such things. He said that the local fisherman have taken to the disgraceful practice of using fire extinguishers to push out 20 or more lines to catch fish and the foam is a result of the froth from the extinguishers.
Today I saw men dragging big carts of items such as extinguishers, various multi fishing lines, many large buckets and other equipment. etc over to the lakefront. Is this commercial fishing? What are they doing with the fish they catch? Are Lake Michigan fish being sold to local restaurants?

  • D3- snagging is legal but only from October 1 - December 31 http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/facilities/fishing-areas/fishing-hours-and-seasons/

  • inssane North Sider since 1981

    Give me a nice rod and reel setup, a couple of brews, and a 70 degree breezy day and I will take a nice fight from a scrappy fish. What happened to 'anglers'? :)

    Anyhow, it isn't a guarantee that everyone is using only compressed air in the extinguishers. However,...

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    Give me a nice rod and reel setup, a couple of brews, and a 70 degree breezy day and I will take a nice fight from a scrappy fish. What happened to 'anglers'? :)

    Anyhow, it isn't a guarantee that everyone is using only compressed air in the extinguishers. However, foam can come from multiple variables and sometimes is pretty normal, especially in the ocean harbors. Niagara falls is beautiful, til you get on the boat, look down and it looks like refuse from washing a bear with shampoo. If it's abnormal for that area (the foam) you can always find a resource to report it to.

    As for these fishing methods, there are clear rules as to how many lines/poles per licensed person, how many hooks on each line, daily limit quantity and size, etc. In IL you can have 3 rods per angler and up to two hooks per rod. So technically one lure with two treble hooks constitutes two hooks. If they are toting around 100 hooks with 10 on each line, that's illegal, and if they are using shopping carts I HIGHLY doubt anyone you see is commercial. Commercial actually harvest in worse ways...

    In WI, the DNR (dept. natural resources) handles these matters.
    I would be more worried about the amount of hooks/lines per person than anything. People like that tend to be haphazard as well. Would be great for that kind of barbed wire to wash up on shore huh?

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5 days ago

Weekend: Eat. Drink. Do.

Schubas 3159 N. Southport Ave. 773-525-2508

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Pecking Order 4416 N. Clark St. 773-907-9900

Division Ale House 1942 W. Division St. 773-384-6886

SideDoor 100 E. Ontario St. 312-787-6768

Jerry's 1938 W. Division St. 773-235-1006

Sportsman's Club 948 N. Western Ave. 872-206-8054

Buffalo Exchange 1478 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-227-9558

Gallery Bar 738 N. Clark St. 312-929-2658

5 days ago

Coalfire Pizza coming to 3707 N. Southport

Confirmed today that they are coming to the former Hye Bar space, and hoping to open later this summer.

http://southportcorridorchicago.blogspot.com/2014/04/coalfire-pizza-coming-to-3707-n.html

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Apr 14

Updated 5 days ago

Ants!

It is spring and the ants have begun to march. In our experience last year, the little roundish traps didn't do enough. So, I think we need an exterminator. I'm okay with them doing what they need to do outside the house. But, I'm worried about the interior. I don't want the chemicals in the house and substances like vinegar don't seem to work well enough. Will hiring an exterminator just for the outside be sufficient? Any exterminator recommendations? Any ant removal recommendations?

Thanks

  • Steve Vance Thrice Decades on Melrose St.

    Cinnamon eh? I'm giving this a shot in the next week as I get them from tiny crevices and cracks that sometimes sitting the Terro traps by is near impossible.

  • Patricia 25 Year Lakeview Resident

    Important distinction: Carpenter ants--the big black ants--are like termites and very destructive. For them, I'd go with a professional exterminator. The little ants are an icky nuisance and can be dealt with by ant traps or cinnamon. Nievka, I love your description of a "tiny cinnamon wall."

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Confirmed: A Pizza Place is coming to the old Hye Bar space at 3707 N. Southport Ave.

Rumors have been swirling for months, but Everyblock has confirmed the build-out permit to be a pizza restaurant. Anyone know the details?

http://southportcorridorchicago.blogspot.com/2014/04/confirmed-pizza-place-is-coming-to-old.html

Apr 14

Updated 6 days ago

Will a quartz countertop remnant sell?

I know this is a weird question. We're replacing a countertop and are going to have leftover quartz. I don't want to take delivery of it if I can't get rid of it. Do you think this is something people would buy? Is there a want-ads listing service for building materials other than the obvious, like craigslist?

  • Could you please confirmd the dimensions of the remnant that you have and the price? I too, would be interested! THX.

  • L

    I don't know. I don't have it and won't take delivery of it unless I have a home for it. It is a slab that has two back splashes cut from it. As soon as I have more info, I'll post or PM you. Thanks.

Apr 15

Updated 6 days ago

Bed Bugs!

I brought bed bugs home from a recent trip to Atlanta and have had no luck getting rid of them. Can any recommend a service for this?

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