Apr 19

Updated Dec 07

Here is the NEW Western/Bloomingdale Bridge

Quick work, congrats to all that made it happen today.

  • Greg V. Cycling Dude

    Sorry, in my first comment I should have clarified that once the pedestrian walkway is put under the abutment, the sidewalks in the street would be removed allowing an almost full width Western Ave.

  • Greg V. Cycling Dude

    Just an update. I haven't been there myself, but, I see in the Google Earth streetside view that the tunnels through the abutments are nearly complete. The trees in the photos have leaves, so, they may be finished by now. News here: http://the606.org/news-press-releases/

Nov 17

Updated Nov 18

Stolen package

Hi all,

I wanted to give everyone a heads up to keep an eye on their packages. I have an 8 ft spiked fence, and somehow the stinker was able to grab my package, open it and toss the box in the street.

  • Our packages always get put into our closed in entryway so they are out of view from the street, but the other day I found a large package outside on the stoop. I checked to see who's it was so I could put it inside but it wasn't even my...

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    Our packages always get put into our closed in entryway so they are out of view from the street, but the other day I found a large package outside on the stoop. I checked to see who's it was so I could put it inside but it wasn't even my building's address. It was three houses down, so I brought it down there and put it inside their door. Seemed odd and annoying that they were so off on the address because it seemed like an important package. I didn't think to check what service delivered it though.

  • Aislin, that's actually not true at all.
    USPS has a signature required for delivery feature for shipping, and I discovered through much trial and error with shipping and receiving vinyls that I liked using USPS more than UPS for a most deliveries because they were more reliable and consistent. Sometimes,...

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    Aislin, that's actually not true at all.
    USPS has a signature required for delivery feature for shipping, and I discovered through much trial and error with shipping and receiving vinyls that I liked using USPS more than UPS for a most deliveries because they were more reliable and consistent. Sometimes, an overworked or lazy UPS or FEDEX driver forces the signature just to dump the package and get it off their route, and that's kind of why I prefer UPS for package delivery.
    They will hold packages at the local post office, which is much closer to us than the UPS distro warehouse is before returning them to sender.

Oct 20

Updated Oct 23

Homeless building camp in empty lot

Two homeless men have built a small shanty town in an empty lot nearby. What is the most reasonable course of action? I'm not looking to be an inhuman jerk but it's also not a great thing for the neighborhood.

  • ch1cag0rob 10+ year Logan Square resident.

    Terry, agreed. I worked in an inpatient mental hospital and my stepdad was a head psychologist in the forensic unit at the Elgin state facility. Long-term inpatient care used to be the ideal, but budget cuts have slashed that ideal. Given the current reality, the only solution I can think...

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    Terry, agreed. I worked in an inpatient mental hospital and my stepdad was a head psychologist in the forensic unit at the Elgin state facility. Long-term inpatient care used to be the ideal, but budget cuts have slashed that ideal. Given the current reality, the only solution I can think of is to keep prodding the chronically homeless / mentally ill into seeking treatment (or ending up in jail, where the conditions are arguably better than being under the viaduct at Fullerton). When they set up "camp" somewhere, get the cops to nudge them out. And keep doing it.

  • Y_2_K I aspire to be who I am.

    In this thread: one guy who really knows what he's talking about, and some other people.

Oct 19

Updated Oct 21

Strange aircraft

Did anyone see a strange aircraft with two blue circles flying around 745 over bucktown area? Was flying low and accompanied by another aircraft. Shook my house as I saw it fly by.

  • Jerry Cargill Photographer, Teacher, Live on Milwaukee Ave.

    A friend of mine likes to remind me that Black Helicopters now come in all colors.

  • That was definitely the President heading back to the airport.. There are usually three ships, two of which are decoys. I heard the third buzz by about three minutes later.

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