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Free Staged Readings About Homelessness In Chicago, "Shelter/Chicago"

Come see SHELTER/CHICAGO, a play created by homeless Chicagoans, homeless shelter staff, theater artists, and journalists, investigating homelessness in Chicago and how the media covers the story.

39 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Term Limits for Mayor

Next year is the mayoral election. In addition to voting for Mayor, I'd like it if Chicagoans were able to vote on whether or not there should be term limits for Mayor, like there are in other cities. I'm thinking limiting the Mayor to three terms, consecutive or non-consecutive, sounds like a good number. Considering the power that the Mayor's office holds over the City Council, I think that it's important that we be able to change our Mayor if...

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Next year is the mayoral election. In addition to voting for Mayor, I'd like it if Chicagoans were able to vote on whether or not there should be term limits for Mayor, like there are in other cities. I'm thinking limiting the Mayor to three terms, consecutive or non-consecutive, sounds like a good number. Considering the power that the Mayor's office holds over the City Council, I think that it's important that we be able to change our Mayor if we're dissatisfied with him/her. Regular elections aren't enough, because it's extremely difficult to beat an incumbent. Just look at Mayor Daley.

Does anyone else like this idea? If so, what's needed to get this proposition on a city-wide ballot and to make it binding?

2 hours ago

Missing Man May Be In Uptown/Lakeview Area

A South Side man, 24-year-old Tony Dukes, has been reported missing and was last seen at the Sheridan Red Line station on Monday, April 21st.

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Thorndale Positive Loitering - Thursday April 24th

Hello,

Thorndale positive loitering is scheduled to begin at 8:00 p.m. Thursday, April 24, beginning at the southeast corner of Thorndale and Broadway (Little Corner Restaurant). Please note beginning time change.

Walkers will walk the walk on Thorndale and Winthrop and Kenmore between Hollywood and Granville.

Days of the walk will change weekly and will be scheduled the night of each walk.

Meredith Mays Espino & Rachel Sibio-Sanchez Thorndale Positive Loitering Coordinators
Lynn Pierce, Thorndale Action Task Force Chairman, Emeritus Coordinator

  • ChicagoGirl0042 30+ Years in Logan Square/Edgewater/Andersonville

    At the last walk we had 26 people show up, we would love to have a great turnout again this time around, so please join us! Pets and Children are welcome!!!

  • ChicagoGirl0042 30+ Years in Logan Square/Edgewater/Andersonville

    Just a reminder that we are waling tomorrow at 8 pm! Come out and join us!

4 hours ago

Dining Out For Life Thursday

We urge you to give yourself a treat -- and do some good -- today:  Eat at a local restaurant and fight AIDS at the same time.

5 hours ago

Sonic Sets The Date

You might want to start a preemptive diet now, because limeades and tater tots are arriving in Uptown on....

20 hours ago

Updated 8 hours ago

Anyone have an extra ironing board, toaster, or mandoline?

The "wanted" section of Freecycle doesn't get a lot of views, so I figured I'd post here.

I'm looking for a full size ironing board, cover, and/or pad.

For the toaster, it can have two or more slots for bread/bagels/etc.

The mandoline I'm looking for is the kind that you use to chop veggies, not play music with. :-)

Thanks!

  • Some people have emailing allowed on their Everyblock profiles, some don't. Robin and Kap do not. If you click on my name, you will see an email link on the right side of the profile page.

  • Sorry, I didn't realize I specifically had to enable emailing. I fixed that, and Catherine, I'll try to email you now.

11 hours ago

LA fitness

Checked out LA fitness,it was nice kind of expensive though, any thoughts

Feb 10

Updated 12 hours ago

eta for edgewater/ uptown mariano's

does anyone have an eta on the edgewater/ uptown mariano's on sheridan and foster... i saw last week paint cans, and tarps over things as well as the signs for each asile gone but no actual work.. also there have been multiple electrician vans in the lot but i do not see any actual work going on... what is holding this up and when will this open finally

  • Edgewater Nora Agrees with Pink. Founder, Arka Pana Consulting.

    Sandy, there is no wine bar - EdgevilleBuzz mentioned that in their preview story on the store: http://edgevillebuzz.com/news/marianos-fostersheridan-first-look

    However, if there is a wine you want, they may be able to order it for you - I was in the Ravenswood Mariano's on Saturday and they promised to get 2 of my favorite bottles into the Edgewater store by today. Staff was incredibly friendly, called HQ and had an answer for me within minutes.

  • Sandy in EdgeGlen EdgeGlen since 1987

    Thanks, Nora---but I don't generally buy wine by the bottle at supermarkets (and have more than enough on hand due to purchases at B'way Cellars wine dinners, gifts and subscription or online purchases from wineries). An on-premises wine bar is for me a place to have a glass and a nosh before shopping. I have no need to have one branch order me a bottle to pick up, whether there or elsewhere.

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Pet Owners: Be Aware of Coyotes in the Park

Dear Pet Owners:
There are coyotes in the park. I've seen them from my window. Be very vigilant with your dogs, especially if they're smaller creatures. Every year, I hear about someone who loses a beloved pet that was allowed to run around unleashed. There are coyotes all over the city (I encountered one on Ashland last week and I first thought it was a large dog. Just a warning.

  • Michael Archangel Just trying to balance out the "haters"

    If you are in Rogers Park, you can occasionally see them near the Metra line tracks at Pottawatomie Park. I also had two coyotes run directly in front of my car while I was traveling southbound on Kedzie between Pratt and Devon. They emerged from the new development taking place near the old Commonwealth Edison site and they trotted right into the wooded area along the river.

  • Les M. 30 plus year resident

    @Catharine:
    If I have a view of the dog park at Foster, I probably don't see it. I'm closer to Bryn Mawr.

Mar 10

Updated 13 hours ago

Property Management Company-Physical Care Needed

Hello,
I saw the recent post asking questions about Property Management Companies needed for the financial aspects and some great recommendations. We have a different issue. We self manage the financial piece and have no issue with that but when we tried to self-manage the maintenance piece, we ran into issues. We hired a company that we have not been happy with. Does anyone have recommendations for a company that will ONLY do the physical management of a building (minimal lawn care, cleaning lobby, snow removal, etc.)?

  • Thank you for your response Owl Management. We have located a service recently and entered into an agreement with them. I will keep your information in case we have future needs.

  • Owl Management Property management company watching out for you!

    Thank you EllieF, best of luck with your new management company!

3 days ago

Updated 14 hours ago

Dog Walker in Uptown

Hello neighbors,
It is with great sadness that we are losing our regular dog walker due to him pursuing other career opportunities. We are looking for a new walker in the Uptown area and would love recommendations. I have 2 dogs (20 and 30 lbs Terriers). One of them does have some anxiety when walking so I need a patient walker. We also do not need anything consistently. I only need the occasional walk when I have to work more...

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Hello neighbors,
It is with great sadness that we are losing our regular dog walker due to him pursuing other career opportunities. We are looking for a new walker in the Uptown area and would love recommendations. I have 2 dogs (20 and 30 lbs Terriers). One of them does have some anxiety when walking so I need a patient walker. We also do not need anything consistently. I only need the occasional walk when I have to work more than my part-time hours. I also need a walker that is able to accommodate later afternoon/early evening and weekend walks on occasion. I am not looking for a national company that charges excessive "surcharges" for additional dogs or unusual hours. Due to the anxiety of the one, I would prefer a company that would try to send the same walker. I also need someone that is fully insured/bonded so no independent walkers.

  • Thanks for the offer Scott. I am in the process of interviewing a couple companies. Hopefully one will work.

  • Scott G. 1304 W. CARMEN

    You are welcome. I know how important a good dog walker is. I don't trust anybody but myself :)

40 hours ago

Updated 14 hours ago

Foster Dog Beach Badly Deteriorating, Unsafe

Chicago is known for being an extremely dog friendly city. Take a walk along the lake and you are bound to pass several pet owners walking their dogs along the path or heading toward one of the dog beaches. Our city has over 20 dog parks, pet dedicated businesses, a few dog-friendly beaches, and many local shops that have water bowls outside (sometimes even treats!) for our loved furry friends. Chicago dog beach visits have steadily grown over the years, and the Foster dog beach as well as the Montrose-Wilson dog beach have had quite a bit of wear and tear. With limited up-keep and continued deterioration, are these beaches becoming too unsafe for dogs and their owners?

  • Edgewater Nora Agrees with Pink. Founder, Arka Pana Consulting.

    Michelle and Rob, there's quite the discussion going on at EVB's facebook page on this topic (including a link to a change.org petition) - many residents have reported calling the Alderman's office only to be told there's no funding to fix the fence. Someone else suggested a private fundraiser but then others question why residents should have to pay private money for a public beach that it is the responsibility of the city to maintain. Might want to weigh in there, sign the petition and/or call the Alderman's office.

    https://www.facebook.com/EdgeVilleBuzz

  • Budlong Woods neighbor Chicago girl for life

    I know most of the dog parks are mainly supported by local neighborhood groups that kicked in at least half the costs to initially build the parks and then they do the upkeep and maintenance. MonDog - the group that supports Montrose Beach area regularly has clean up days and some small fundraisers. They put out some nice benches and a ramp. Other than emptying trash cans it doesn't seem like the city takes any other responsibility for them.

15 hours ago

Uptown/Edgewater Mariano's Opens, And We've Got The Pictures To Prove It

The wait is over.  After months of rumors and conjecture, the former Dominick's at 5201 North Sheridan opened its doors to shoppers as Mariano's on Tuesday.  The mayor wasn't there, nor was Mr. Mariano himself, as they were on Monday -- but there were shoppers, lots of shoppers, eager to see what the new store was all about.

2 days ago

Updated 17 hours ago

Mariano’s Foster/Sheridan First Look

It was a beautiful morning for a first look at the new Marianp’s Foster and Sheridan store. Edgeville Buzz was invited along with other community leaders to be the first to see what the store has planned for the neighborhood. It started with a few words from Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Alderman Harry Osterman and the man of the moment, Roundy’s CEO, Bob Mariano. The highlight of the speeches came when Lyle Allen of Care For Real received a $2500 check to help support his growing food pantry. Then after a quick ribbon cutting, people were anxious to set off on a tour of the new grocery store.

  • DK Living and Playing in Chicago

    Great article! That is terrible that they aren't gonna have a wine bar or hold classes-a community like this would benefit for having classes. Did they say why? Either way I am super excited and may check it out if I have time tomarrow.

  • Edgewater Nora Agrees with Pink. Founder, Arka Pana Consulting.

    DK, head a few blocks north to Independent Spirits and the owner will tell you everything you could possibly want to know about wine: http://edgevillebuzz.com/news/5-questions-scott-crestodina-independent-spirits-inc

  • DK Living and Playing in Chicago

    I was more concerned they won't be holding community events. We could always use more places that holds events, we are definitely community oriented.

    My brother helps lead one of the other locations, I will see if I can get him to tell Bob this.

18 hours ago

Here Are Chicago's Best Retail Sales and Events This Week

...returns for its third season on Sunday, April 27. Held in an Uptown parking garage (5051 N. Broadway Ave.), shop everything from vinyl to vintage from 100 Midwest vintage dealers. The market runs from...

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...holding a $5–$8 Sample Sale this Saturday, April 26 at its old Lakeview store (3011 N. Broadway St.). From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. shop t-shirts, tanks, pillows, assorted home...

...Shos along Roscoe Street (between Damen Ave. and Oakley Ave.) at stores like A Pied (2037 W. Roscoe St.), Kickin’ (2118 W. Roscoe St.), and Little Threads (2033 W. Roscoe St.) to receive gifts...

...Damen Ave. and Oakley Ave.) at stores like A Pied (2037 W. Roscoe St.), Kickin’ (2118 W. Roscoe St.), and Little Threads (2033 W. Roscoe St.) to receive gifts with your purchase and “mystery...

...like A Pied (2037 W. Roscoe St.), Kickin’ (2118 W. Roscoe St.), and Little Threads (2033 W. Roscoe St.) to receive gifts with your purchase and “mystery envelopes” filled with gift certificates...

Baby shop Sprout San Francisco (1943 W. Division St., 773-489-0009, sproutsanfrancisco.com) celebrates its second anniversary in Chicago on Thursday, April 24. Join the party from 6 to 8 p.m. for refreshments, a 25 percent discount, and raffle (with $10 donation).

Home décor store Jayson Home (jaysonhome.com) is holding a Bonus Warehouse Sale to shed excess inventory this weekend. Find the sale at 701 N. Albany Ave. on April 26 and 27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

...percent off, ranging from $5 to $100. Find the sale at Amazing Edibles Gourmet Catering (2419 West 14th St.) and enter off Western Ave...

...summer market season kicks off. Shop vintage and antiques at Beaux Arts Plumber’s Hall (1340 W. Washington St) in the West Loop on April 26 and 27 from 10 a.m. to 5...

The recently opened Splendid (3510 N. Southport Ave.) store is holding its grand opening party this Saturday, April 26 from 3 to 5...

Karli Positano of 10 Crosby Derek Lam (dereklam.com/10crosby) will be at space519 (900 N. Michigan Ave., fifth floor, 312-751-1519, space519.com) for a special shopping event on Thursday, April...

Le Dress (1741 W. Division, 773-697-9855, ledressshop.com) shows off its newly renovated store and spring goods with a grand opening party on Friday, April 25 from 6 to 9 p.m. Stop by for signature cocktail, a DIY cupcake bar, and styling from local bloggers.

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Updated 19 hours ago

Latest Community Violence In Edgewater, Mayor Speaks Out

Last weekend many families celebrated Easter, the final days of Passover, or enjoyed the last few days of their spring break. But others in the city of Chicago experienced great loss because of violent episodes in several neighborhoods, including our very own Edgewater. This last weekend was a violent one, with 9 people killed and 36 wounded between Friday evening and Sunday evening. Victims ranged from an 11-year-old-girl to a 46-year-old man. Shootings varied from a social media dispute, a homicide/suicide between husband and wife police officers, and multiple gang related shootings. In Edgewater, a 46 year-old man was shot on Saturday on the 1700 Block of West Rosehill Drive around 11:30 a.m. and taken to the hospital in critical condition. Other neighborhoods that experienced violence and shootings were Park Manor, Little Village, Pilsen, Longwood Manor, Avalon Park, Hermosa, Englewood, and Gresham. Regardless of what neighborhood you live in, we should all be alarmed about this level of violence.

  • DK Living and Playing in Chicago

    I thought I read someone came up to him and shot him. Then again I am getting confused there is so many.

  • JW resident since 2006

    Does anyone know if the shooting on Rosehill last Saturday was a random act of violence or a dispute between the victim and assailant?

37 hours ago

Updated 21 hours ago

Spiritual Recreation

Does anyone know where I can connect with FRIENDLY Chess players
in the Uptown area...????

  • Uptown DC new to Uptown from PHX

    I don't know of any. But I was thinking just last night, "Perhaps I should learn to play chess." If you want to teach me, I'm ready.

Mar 10

Updated 21 hours ago

Home Inspection recommendation?

Has anyone found a home inspector they love, who is reasonably priced? If you had a co op inspected, that would be a bonus!

21 hours ago

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Updated 27 hours ago

Firetrucks at Magnolia and Bryn Mawr

I was just walking home from work when I saw four firetrucks. Two were coming east on Ridge and to were northbound on Broadway. The two lead trucks nearly hit each other at the intersection!

Then a somewhat comical scene ensued wherein each driver was trying to wave-on the other driver. They figured it out eventually and all the trucks went to the building on the SE corner of Magnolia and Bryn Mawr.

At first they piled out and some...

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I was just walking home from work when I saw four firetrucks. Two were coming east on Ridge and to were northbound on Broadway. The two lead trucks nearly hit each other at the intersection!

Then a somewhat comical scene ensued wherein each driver was trying to wave-on the other driver. They figured it out eventually and all the trucks went to the building on the SE corner of Magnolia and Bryn Mawr.

At first they piled out and some began to hook up hoses to the fire hydrant. There were about 20 guys standing on the sidewalk on Bryn Mawr. I also saw one in the alley talking to a guy who was on a top floor balcony. Then they seemed to abandon the fire hydrant and instead one truck raised its latter to the roof of the building. I moved on at that point.

Just thought I'd report what I saw. I didn't see any smoke or anything so I'm not sure what's going on.

  • Michelle Edgewater Edgewater Resident: Love the neighborhood!

    Oops upside down photo. Oh well. Sorry.

  • Rob

    The photo being upside down completes the story.

  • My friend lives in that building. Something in the basement caught fire and was quickly put out. At least they managed that well Lol

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Reptile Store ?

Hi :)

Has anyone heard when the reptile store on Broadway in Uptown is going to open? It's been saying opening soon for a LONG time now & I'd love an update.

Thank you!

  • Amy Vet Tech

    Just passed by it on the bus- looks like windows are set up for display, but no sign on door. Maybe this week/weekend?

  • Ed

    Where is this store? I'd love to check it out when it opens!

  • Bradley 13 Year Buena Park resident

    According to Uptown Update, it's opening this Saturday, 4/26.

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42 hours ago

"Ba Le Desserts & Drinks" Coming Soon

The old location of Ba Le Sandwich at 5018 N. Broadway, soon to be "Ba Le Desserts & Drinks" (via Google)

45 hours ago

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46 hours ago

From Uptown to Pakistan, 1993 Murder Case Lives on in Court Battle

Several days later, on Feb. 23, 1993, Bajwa was found murdered inside his third-floor apartment in the 5100 block of North Sheridan Road, according to a report by the medical examiner.

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Muhammad U. Cheema got an apartment and opened a sandwich shop called Seven Seas at 145 W. 95th St. on the South Side.

2 days ago

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Updated 2 days ago

New building on Broadway?

Anyone know what is being built next to the Broadway Antique shop?

  • DK Living and Playing in Chicago

    What about next to Element Resale-there is some construction being done there?

  • Catherine Animal Care Giver and Personal Organizer

    An urgent care clinic would be great. Several years ago I slipped and fell on my ankle in a very painful way. I had the option of taking an ambulance, but knew that my insurance wouldn't cover it (and that I didn't really need it). Instead, I took a taxi...

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    An urgent care clinic would be great. Several years ago I slipped and fell on my ankle in a very painful way. I had the option of taking an ambulance, but knew that my insurance wouldn't cover it (and that I didn't really need it). Instead, I took a taxi to a walk-in medical center, got seen within the hour, and my insurance covered it.

    I just hope this clinic takes insurance poor folks have, like Medicaid and County Care. That's one problem with the Take Care clinics at CVS and Walgreens. Last time I checked, they don't take either insurance.

2 days ago

Eats and Sweets Cafe

Does anyone have any info on the new spot Eats and Sweets Cafe opening up in Angel Food Bakery's old home?

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