2 days ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Cops: Man with machete targeting women in ‘high-risk activities’

The woman agreed to get into his vehicle about 2:45 a.m. in the 1600 block of North Springfield when he attacked her, according to a community alert.

    Cops: Man with machete targeting women in 'high-risk activities'
    A man attacked a woman with a machete after she got into his minivan early Sunday in West Humboldt Park, and Chicago Police say he might be targeting other women engaging in "high-risk activities." The woman agreed to get into his vehicle about 2:45 a.m.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

28 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Garage Spot Needed

Hello,
I'm in need of an enclosed parking spot in the Humboldt Park/Logan Square/Bucktown area. I need it for a small motorcycle. It's a project bike so I will need it for 2 months in order to work on it.
Thanks!

  • I have an empty extra spot in my garage - as long as you would need it. Price negotiable. Shoot me an email at swmcguir@gmail.com. It's near Thomas and Washtenaw.

  • leeners Chitown gal

    Thanks Sean! I appreciate your option!

5 hours ago

3434 W. Beach Ave. FOR SALE

Beautiful home for sale in Humboldt Park. Lots of improvements made by the current owners. Move right in. Contact Lindsay Fink for a showing lfink@jfreed.com or 1-847-204-9647.

Listing and more pictures:
http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/3434-W-Beach-Ave_Chicago_IL_60651_M87666-87452

2 days ago

Updated 7 hours ago

Woman attacked by machete-wielding man in Logan Square

The attack happened around 2:45 a.m. Sunday in the 1600 block of North Springfield Ave.

    Woman attacked by machete-wielding man in Logan Square
    CHICAGO -- Police have released a warning after a man attacked a woman with a machete in the city's Logan Square neighborhood. The attack happened around 2:45 a.m. Sunday in the 1600 block of North Springfield Ave. Police say the man convinced the woman to get into his green minivan.
    http://cltv.com

  • Wouldn't the 1600 block be Humboldt Park?

  • Yes it would be Humboldt Park, but the media, especially the Tribune, are notoriously sloppy about this kind of thing. In this case it looks like the Trib got it wrong, WGN and CLTV picked it up from them, and some of the others just followed suit without checking it out.

Jul 18

Updated 8 hours ago

75 CPS schools now have tested positive for lead

Daniel R Cameron Elementary School 1234 N Monticello Ave

This article has 73 other Chicago locations (Show)

2405 Linden Avenue, Baltimore, MD 01053, 41.4822, -81.6697

John J Audubon Elementary School 3500 N Hoyne Ave

Clara Barton Elementary School 7650 S Wolcott Ave 

Edward Beasley Elementary Magnet Academic Center 5255 S State St

Jacob Beidler Elementary School 3151 W Walnut St

James G. Blaine Elementary School 1420 W Grace St

Blair Early Childhood Center 6751 W 63rd Pl

Lorenz Brentano Math & Science Academy 2723 N Fairfield Ave

Lyman A Budlong Elementary School 2701 W Foster Ave

Burbank Elementary School 2035 N Mobile Ave

Edmond Burke Elementary School 5356 S King Dr 

Carson Elementary School 5516 S Maplewood Ave

George Washington Carver Primary School 901 E 133rd Pl

Thomas Chalmers Specialty Elementary School 2745 W Roosevelt Rd

Eliza Chappell Elementary School 2135 W Foster Ave

Salmon P Chase Elementary School 2021 N Point St

Edward Coles Elementary Language Academy 8441 S Yates Blvd

Columbia Explorers Elementary Academy 4520 S Kedzie Ave

Courtenay Language Arts Center 4420 N Beacon St

Charles R Darwin Elementary School 3116 W Belden Ave 

Charles S Deneen Elementary School 7240 S Wabash Ave

Walt Disney Magnet Elementary School 4140 N Marine Dr

Disney II Magnet School 3815 N Kedvale Ave 

John B Drake Elementary School 2710 S Dearborn St

Durkin Park Elementary School 8445 S Kolin Ave

Esmond Elementary School 1865 W Montvale Ave

Edward Everett Elementary School 3419 S Bell Ave

Fairfield Elementary Academy 6201 S Fairfield Ave

Fernwood Elementary School 10041 S Union Ave

Frederick Funston Elementary School 2010 N Central Park Ave

William C. Goudy Technology Academy 5120 N Winthrop Ave

Horace Greeley Elementary School 832 W Sheridan Rd

Frank W Gunsaulus Elementary Scholastic Academy 4420 S Sacramento Ave

John H Hamline Elementary School 4747 S Bishop St 

Bret Harte Elementary School 1556 E 56th St

John Harvard Elementary School of Excellence 7525 S Harvard

Robert Healy Elementary School 3010 S Parnell Ave

William G Hibbard Elementary School 3244 W Ainslie St

Charles Evans Hughes Elementary School 4247 W 15th St

Joshua D Kershaw Elementary School 6450 S Lowe Ave 

LaSalle II Magnet Elementary School 1148 N Honore St

Josephine C Locke Elementary School 2828 N Oak Park Ave

Joseph Lovett Elementary School 6333 W Bloomingdale Ave

George Manierre Elementary School 1420 N Hudson Ave 

John L Marsh Elementary School 9822 S Exchange Ave 

Arnold Mireles Elementary Academy 9000 S Exchange Ave 

Florence Nightingale Elementary School 5250 S Rockwell St

Jesse Owens Elementary Community Academy 12302 S State St

Parkside Elementary Community Academy 6938 S East End Ave 

Helen Peirce International Studies Elementary School 1423 W Bryn Mawr Ave

William Penn Elementary School 1616 S Avers Ave 

Manuel Perez Elementary School 1241 W 19th St

Josiah Pickard Elementary School 2301 W 21st Pl

Pilsen Elementary Community Academy 1420 W 17th St

Portage Park Elementary School 5330 W Berteau Ave 

Ernst Prussing Elementary School 4650 N Menard Ave

William C Reavis Math & Science Specialty Elementary School 834 E 50th St Chicago

Frank W Reilly Elementary School 3650 W School St

Washington D Smyser Elementary School 4310 N Melvina Ave

John M Smyth Elementary School 1059 W 13th St

Hannah G Solomon Elementary School 6206 N Hamlin Ave

Spencer Elementary Technology Academy 214 N Lavergne Ave

Frederick Stock Elementary School 7507 W Birchwood Ave 

Harriet Beecher Stowe Elementary School 3444 W Wabansia Ave

Mancel Talcott Elementary School 1840 W Ohio St

Henry O Tanner Elementary School 7350 S Evans Ave

Enrico Tonti Elementary School 5815 S Homan Ave

George Washington Elementary School 3611 E 114th St 

Ida B Wells Preparatory Elementary Academy 249 E 37th St

Daniel S Wentworth Elementary School 1340 W 71st St

Woodlawn Community Elementary School 6657 S Kimbark Ave

Ella Flagg Young Elementary School 1434 N Parkside Ave 

Emiliano Zapata Elementary Academy 2728 S Kostner Ave

    75 CPS schools now have tested positive for lead
    Chicago Public Schools has 75 elementary schools with amounts of lead in their drinking water that have tested above federally acceptable standards. That's about 18 percent so far of the 422 grade schools run by the city's school system. CPS released the updated numbers after 8 p.m.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

  • Russ Bialon Tired

    What about the water fountains in the parks? Have They been tested? Also, just curious are the people of the city of Chicago able to sue the city? They certainly know about the issue. The people of Chicago pay a lot for water. May they get some money back to fix the problem?

  • Uptown Arts Council Director UAC/SPNA Arts Co-Chair: Jeffrey Littleton

    They tested some parks...found lead in some. The fountain by Montrose Beach tested high and got shut off.

2 days ago

Updated 17 hours ago

Woman attacked by machete-wielding man in Logan Square

...s Logan Square neighborhood. The attack happened around 2:45 a.m. Sunday in the 1600 block of North Springfield Ave. Police say the man convinced the woman to get into his green minivan. When inside...

    Woman attacked by machete-wielding man in Logan Square
    CHICAGO -- Police have released a warning after a man attacked a woman with a machete in the city's Logan Square neighborhood. The attack happened around 2:45 a.m. Sunday in the 1600 block of North Springfield Ave. Police say the man convinced the woman to get into his green minivan.
    http://wgntv.com

2 days ago

Updated 23 hours ago

Archery class

Has anyone taken a class at Archery Bow Range Chicago on the 1700 blk of Kimball? If yes, how did you like it? How was the equipment?

  • My 10 yr old son and I took their intro workshop last year and had a great time. I agree with some commenters that it was a somewhat cramped space but the staff was very friendly and had a nice emphasis on safety. And it's right off the 606.

  • If you plan on using the bow and arrow to solve your package theft problem, please post a video to youtube. I would love it.

Jun 30

Updated 24 hours ago

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  • Michmine EHP

    You're the only one who can't seem to let it go. I'm not fighting with you anymore. Everyone can make their own decision as to whether they believe any of the stuff you just said about me or the "elitist, secret club," as you incorrectly put it.

  • wild one Old time neighbor considered new

    Quitting isn't part of my vocabulary. I know, I know, that's racist.

Jul 18

Updated 29 hours ago

For Carol Ann - HumboldtWriter Comments on "Renewal"

Please Judge for yourself.

What is given is what is gotten. Don't expect people to be constantly omitted & disrespected to be eager to work alongside their aggressors; people who have actively pandered to those associating with a certain culture and actively ignoring those who do not associate with that certain culture.

I have seen a third of the homeowners on my block move away. The renewal and change is wonderful. Almost all of the newcomers cut their lawns, plant...

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Please Judge for yourself.

What is given is what is gotten. Don't expect people to be constantly omitted & disrespected to be eager to work alongside their aggressors; people who have actively pandered to those associating with a certain culture and actively ignoring those who do not associate with that certain culture.

I have seen a third of the homeowners on my block move away. The renewal and change is wonderful. Almost all of the newcomers cut their lawns, plant flowers, fix the old houses, and their friends who visit don't dump their trash in the street or honk their horns. There has been an important discovery in HP: Doorbells and cell phones. People are using them. It is returning to the calm and peaceful neighborhood it once was BECAUSE it is in a state of renewal. Some people moving in identify with the Puerto Rican community, but they would not move here 10 years ago. They may understand change the best.

Most of the rest of us blundered into the neighborhood due to the proximity to the park, downtown, and affordability. WHO lived here wasn't really a consideration. After all, this is a part of the Great American Melting Pot, no? We assumed that being neighborly, civilized and friendly were part of the fabric of the community. That is NOT the experience I had or have been hearing from my other relative recent neighbors.

Nope, RENEWAL is the only answer to the problems we suffer in this neighborhood. EVERYONE has to be neighborly, and at least be mostly neutral if not an agent of positive change.

I'm tired of the Pollyanna philosophies.

  • Alan.. You're probably wrong.

    Not related like how that shooting that literally happened two years ago on division right after the parade wasn't part of it either huh. 6:30 pm after the parade and wrapped in a flag, but hey, they cant be related right? Festival goes until 10pm on Sunday. But hey, according...

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    Not related like how that shooting that literally happened two years ago on division right after the parade wasn't part of it either huh. 6:30 pm after the parade and wrapped in a flag, but hey, they cant be related right? Festival goes until 10pm on Sunday. But hey, according to you, unrelated. http://abc7chicago.com/news/shooting-after-puerto-rican-peoples-day-parade-caught-on-tape-/796956/

    This one from the last one happened at 9:30 pm right outside the park. Fiestas Puertorriqueñas goes until 10pm. So this happened during festival hours, but nope not related either James?
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-humboldt-park-police-involved-shooting-20160619-story.html

    These are two from immediate memory. There are MANY more.

  • RAKARWOWSKI RETIRED CITY WORKER, CLEANING UP HUMBOLDT PARK

    Thanks everyone but the facts don't mean anything to James when it comes to PR Fest. I am surprised he did not start a rant that I am a racist because I wrote the facts about PR Fest! James will never admit anything wrong with the PR Fest, it is...

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    Thanks everyone but the facts don't mean anything to James when it comes to PR Fest. I am surprised he did not start a rant that I am a racist because I wrote the facts about PR Fest! James will never admit anything wrong with the PR Fest, it is rule one in the agenda's play book! Just do what I do and ignore him like I do Sydney. It drives them crazy you know. I bet I could show him awards I received from C.P.D. and he would say those are lies also. Let's move on and leave his garbage behind us.

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