3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Here is the NEW Western/Bloomingdale Bridge

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

  • RAKARWOWSKI RETIRED CITY WORKER, CLEANING UP HUMBOLDT PARK

    Is Western Ave. four lanes now?

  • ChiPhi 10-year EHP resident.

    It always has been 4 lanes save for the 'pinch' at that bridge (as well as the rail bridge at Kinzie).
    What primarily caused the pinch was the footing at either side of the road under the bridge. That has not changed...yet. Perhaps trimming that is part of the face-lift. For now, traffic cones alert motorists to the jutting out on either side.
    Nice to see the center pillars removed however.

4 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Bloomingdale Trail Bridge on the move this weekend

The Ashland Bridge at the Bloomingdale Trail was removed and pulled to the side by The Kennedy Expressway, it's been refurbished and this weekend will travel down Ashland to North Ave and then to Western and Bloomingdale where a crane will lift the bridge into the exact spot where the old Western Bridge was removed. (I am told 5am Saturday morning for the move)

  • I'm pretty excited to see this, planning on running down and watching that action!

Apr 15

Khantoke Dinner at Sticky Rice C.M. next Tuesday April 22

DNAinfo Chicago's next In Real Life (IRL) group outing is exclusively for single peeps of all ages at Sticky Rice Chiang Mai. Details, tickets here: http://dnain.fo/1hFj3tr

Mar 25

Updated Mar 27

Best pizza delivery?

Apart from Dante's and Father & Son, what do you all suggest for pizza delivery in Logan area?
Thanks!

  • Pequod's is amazing, but their delivery is not nearly as good as it is eaten in the restaurant, especially the pan pizza.

  • John's on Western

Mar 24

Updated Mar 24

Free Similac Newborn nutrition Kit

Received this triple pack when we had our baby but we do not use formula. do you? would you like this?

email if so. jacobocom@aim.com

  • Loulu Me

    If nobody takes you up on the offer, maybe the Women's Center could find someone to use it.

Mar 12

Updated Mar 14

Developer plans 78 apartments in Logan Square

http://www.chicagobusiness.com/realestate/20140312/CRED03/140319904/developer-plans-78-apartments-in-logan-square
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Developer plans 78 apartments in Logan Square
By: Micah Maidenberg March 12, 2014

A Chicago developer that specializes in condominiums and single-family homes plans 78 apartments in Logan Square, betting the rental boom will flow northwest into the gentrifying neighborhood.
Chicago-based Spearhead Properties LLC wants to demolish an existing, 54,000-square-foot warehouse at 2501-19 W. Armitage Ave. in the southeast corner of Logan Square and build two connected four-story apartment buildings on the site, said Dimitri Nassis, the firm's...

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http://www.chicagobusiness.com/realestate/20140312/CRED03/140319904/developer-plans-78-apartments-in-logan-square
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Developer plans 78 apartments in Logan Square
By: Micah Maidenberg March 12, 2014

A Chicago developer that specializes in condominiums and single-family homes plans 78 apartments in Logan Square, betting the rental boom will flow northwest into the gentrifying neighborhood.
Chicago-based Spearhead Properties LLC wants to demolish an existing, 54,000-square-foot warehouse at 2501-19 W. Armitage Ave. in the southeast corner of Logan Square and build two connected four-story apartment buildings on the site, said Dimitri Nassis, the firm's managing principal.
The project is another example of how developers are trying to get rental projects off the ground in near Northwest Side neighborhoods, drawn in part by the area's public transit options and robust retail and dining scenes.
LG Development Group is working on a 51-unit apartment project near the busy six-corner intersection of Damen, Milwaukee and North avenues, for example, while Fifield Cos. is planning apartments at Wood and Chicago avenues.
While Logan Square is well known for its bars and restaurants, the area has yet to catch up with its immediate neighbors to the south in terms of apartment rents, making Spearhead's project a test of what's possible in the area....
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  • There's a lot of development coming to that stretch. They're tearing down that little taco joint/store near 90 miles along with two or so properties next door for townhouses. They're tearing down the two houses to the east of Table, Donkey Stick for condo buildings. They're putting up a condo...

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    There's a lot of development coming to that stretch. They're tearing down that little taco joint/store near 90 miles along with two or so properties next door for townhouses. They're tearing down the two houses to the east of Table, Donkey Stick for condo buildings. They're putting up a condo building in the empty lot to the west of Table, Donkey Stick, they're trying to rent out that blue, one story warehouse near Armitage and Rockwell as a bar/restaurant/brewbup, etc.... That strip is going to look a whole lot more vibrant and lived-in pretty soon.

  • So glad Table, Donkey and Stick is changing things to have lower price point items. I went there for a community meeting and after we stayed for some 'support your scene'. I got a lemonade and a cheese plate (the only vegetarian item) and it was $26! It was good, but ouch. Rick Bayless was eating in the front on the way out, but still I didn't go back.

Feb 25

Updated Mar 04

Litter

I'm constantly amazed and disgusted by how much litter is on the streets and sidewalks in our neighborhood. Just walking from Bloomingdale north to the Western blue line along Western is absolutely disgusting, but really it's all over the neighborhood! Why is Chicago still stuck in the 1970's when people used to think it was ok to litter? It's disgusting and makes our city look like a third world country! People should take some pride in where we live and...

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I'm constantly amazed and disgusted by how much litter is on the streets and sidewalks in our neighborhood. Just walking from Bloomingdale north to the Western blue line along Western is absolutely disgusting, but really it's all over the neighborhood! Why is Chicago still stuck in the 1970's when people used to think it was ok to litter? It's disgusting and makes our city look like a third world country! People should take some pride in where we live and not treat the street or sidewalk as their personal garbage cans. Is there anything that can be done to get it cleaned up? If the city won't do it are there any clean up the neighborhood type groups? What about moving forward how do we get anti-littering fines enforced?

  • The litter here is a bummer for sure. I don't think it's a matter of being on a main street or side street either. I live on a quiet side street and there is a fair amount. More closer to Chicago Ave. I'm sure garbage cans help some, but I've...

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    The litter here is a bummer for sure. I don't think it's a matter of being on a main street or side street either. I live on a quiet side street and there is a fair amount. More closer to Chicago Ave. I'm sure garbage cans help some, but I've seen litter a few feet away. Granted, the cans don't get emptied often and tend to overflow, and the garbage blows away. I think the best thing to do is to call people out on their littering (safely- I confront people when I see them do it) and pick up your area, or at least in front of your apartment/condo once a week. Or else it just attracts more. I spent a lot of time trying to organize a clean-up group one time, then everybody bailed. So I've decided it's just easier to worry about my area on my own. It's important how someone acknowledged that seeing neighbors pick up garbage isn't that common and looks 'crazy' to some people. The more people do it, the less weird it will look. I also think it's super important to thank neighbors in passing who are picking up litter, shoveling sidewalks, trimming bushes, etc. I do all of those things and rarely get any acknowledgement. I'm not looking for it, but the rare "Thank you, it looks great!" goes a long way. I admit, it can be frustrating when I fill a shopping bag and several pieces are back within the next day or two. But I think if you leave it, it just invites more. And it's depressing. I'm open to doing a big clean-up anytime.

  • As I see it in front of my place or in front of my neighbors, in the alley I pick it up.

    Often I see people opening their car doors and dumping things on the ground. I am not confident enough to ask/tell someone to pick it up after dropping...

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    As I see it in front of my place or in front of my neighbors, in the alley I pick it up.

    Often I see people opening their car doors and dumping things on the ground. I am not confident enough to ask/tell someone to pick it up after dropping something.

    I have seen culprits by me often root through trash cans for aluminum and dump garbage all over the ground. I have take to sorting out my cans and hanging them on the fence in small bags from the grocery store and leaving my trash cans inside the fence except for garbage days. I know that's not an option for other people. I just thought I'd share changes I have made that work for me.

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