4 days ago

Updated 15 min ago

Home Is Where the Former Church (or Firehouse) Is

2900 W. Shakespeare Ave.:Many of the units in the 109-year-old former Lutheran church feature exposed original brick. Photo: Chuck Gullet

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1239 N. Wood St.

924 N. Clark St.

3921 N. Ravenswood Ave.

    Home Is Where the Former Church (or Firehouse) Is
    Published today at 12:16 p.m. Developers have never shied away from turning the remnants of Chicago's past into residences-see the omnipresent warehouse-turned-loft projects across the city. Conversion treatments are now being found where they are less expected: A former Jewish orphanage in Wicker Park is now a single-family home.
    http://www.chicagomag.com

  • future alderman future alderman

    gil thinks everything is about him. i don't ever want to live with a view of a cemetery

  • CPL949 HP Resident now; WP/Uk Village; total 30 yrs.

    At one place I lived, a small church was converted to a SFH. Beautiful inside, and with parking! I would love to live in a former church; it would be (I hope) a fabulous place to live because of all the good "vibe".

3 days ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Heartbroken over tree loss on Kimball across from Drummond

I just learned that a HUGE honey locust tree in front of my building was cut down on Kimball. I am beyond sad, it had to be at least 50 years old by the size. it was on the east side of the 2600 block of N Kimball across from Drummond. I think there were 2 and one was left. Is there any way I can find out why it was cut down? It was hit by lightning about 5...

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I just learned that a HUGE honey locust tree in front of my building was cut down on Kimball. I am beyond sad, it had to be at least 50 years old by the size. it was on the east side of the 2600 block of N Kimball across from Drummond. I think there were 2 and one was left. Is there any way I can find out why it was cut down? It was hit by lightning about 5 years ago but seemed perfectly healthy; are there issues with honey locust trees (tiny leaves, "cigar" bean pods) in Chicago? Most importantly - how can I get the city to replace it???? Selfishly, that tree made the view from my picture window incredible and it must have housed about a hundred cardinals.

  • I wouldn't say that small trees from a big box store are better than what the city plants. Forestry installs trees with a minimum 2" diameter trunk and selects trees that are hardy in Chicago. Chain stores sell the same trees all over the country, regardless of soil and temperature conditions. Red maples are one type of tree that does not perform well here but you see it in all the stores.

  • There are four red maples within a half block of me; 3 planted by the city and one by me that are the prettiest trees in the neighborhood. All are thriving. My chain store red maple grew more than 50% just last summer and it already needed trimming. It doesn't...

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    There are four red maples within a half block of me; 3 planted by the city and one by me that are the prettiest trees in the neighborhood. All are thriving. My chain store red maple grew more than 50% just last summer and it already needed trimming. It doesn't matter whether it's a big box chain or a boutique landscaper with high margins, both will sell you garbage if you don't know what you're buying. Planting smaller trees means digging a smaller hole which can be fun for the whole family. By planting myself I choose the location, the tree, I'm not asking for a taxpayer handout, and I don't have to wait. Even paying full price can be less than what many spend on a dead Christmas tree each year.

4 days ago

Updated 8 hours ago

HumboldLogan Indivisible has formed

In conjunction with Indivisibleguide.com (resisting Trump), we have formed a group of neighbors to meet regularly with our members of Congress.

Because of community standards that prevent posting the same information to multiple neighborhoods, it seems I have to choose where to post. I live in Humboldt Park, so our information is over in the Humboldt Park neighborhood section, but we meet in Logan Square (you guys have the best coffee...) and many of our group at this point live...

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In conjunction with Indivisibleguide.com (resisting Trump), we have formed a group of neighbors to meet regularly with our members of Congress.

Because of community standards that prevent posting the same information to multiple neighborhoods, it seems I have to choose where to post. I live in Humboldt Park, so our information is over in the Humboldt Park neighborhood section, but we meet in Logan Square (you guys have the best coffee...) and many of our group at this point live in Logan Square.

This is to let those interested from Logan Square know that we are active, to invite you to join us, and to let you know you can see our updates by following the Humboldt Park neighborhood.

Contact me with questions or if you want more info.

Thanks!

    Indivisible: A Practical Guide for Resisting the Trump Agenda
    Former congressional staffers reveal best practices for making Congress listen.
    https://www.indivisibleguide.com

3 days ago

Updated 8 hours ago

Robbery in alley between Dickens and McLean

My boyfriend and I were robbed at gunpoint by three males at approximately 11:45 pm last night in the alley between Dickens and McLean and St Louis and Kimball. The thieves took a phone and credit cards. The police were called immediately and a report was filed. If anyone finds a silver Samsung Galaxy S7 edge in a black case with red trim, please let us know.

  • I would suggest, given my experience in this arena, asking sincere questions if you want further information. No sarcasm. No finger pointing. No garbage talk. No unnecessary shaming if someone does describe the offender in a way you disagree with or fails to describe them enough. Ask sincere questions. Everyone has a different experience in these situations & you may not be privy to things they may not want/need to share or, on the other end, absolutely do not have.

  • Yes I did ask for color/race. It is a standard question for a robbery suspect. You do not agree and that is clearly understood. And for others I am sorry you thought it was sarcasism. Obviously you can read these posts lots of ways. Time to let it go.

12 hours ago

Updated 10 hours ago

2732 W. Armitage issues building permit

Thought others might be interested in the fact that the owners of 2732 W. Armitage, the empty lot to the West of Table, Donkey Stick restaurant, now have a building permit.

4 days ago

Updated 10 hours ago

My son lost his keys on the 606 Bloomingdale trail.

Hello, while riding his bike to work on the 606 today, my son lost his keys. Please, if anyone finds a set of keys on the trail let me know. Thanks so much.

  • Makeithappen myth buster

    There is that old saying...NO GOOD DEED GOES UNPUNISHED!

  • Hmm...things like this make me incredibly sad. I know how it feels to lose something & to go back to where I thought it was only to find it gone because someone likely picked it up. It's frustrating. Understandable...

    However, if said person who picked it up went through the...

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    Hmm...things like this make me incredibly sad. I know how it feels to lose something & to go back to where I thought it was only to find it gone because someone likely picked it up. It's frustrating. Understandable...

    However, if said person who picked it up went through the effort to find me (in one way or another) AND I actually make contact with this person & they return the 'something' to me I cannot understand harbouring negative feelings. Why? You have the keys. They helped you. I doubt cultoftrish was sitting in a swivel chair, petting a cat, & maniacally laughing while she twirled your keys on her finger. But...you never know...

36 hours ago

Updated 11 hours ago

Lost Dogs Illinois added a new photo to the a...

Is This Your Lost Dog? #Chicago #IL #LoganSquare (Milwaukee & Spaulding) Male Shih Tzu.Grey/Tan/White Call 847-867-2572 Email Eladixon@gmail.com to...


  • Post above says owners found, doggie reunited with his family!

36 hours ago

Updated 11 hours ago

FOUND DOG

Found a Mail long-haired Shih Tzu this morning around 730 very friendly has a collar but no tags no chip he is with me not at a shelter so please let me know if you recognize him or see any posters thank you!!

  • *update= owners were found and they were reunited yesterday!!

  • Jen Baron JBaron

    Bless you for taking care of this cute little guy and helping him find his humans!

  • So glad you found the owners and let us know. He is such a cute little pup. I'm sure his owners were worried sick about him while he was gone. Thanks again!

2 days ago

Updated 13 hours ago

Abandoned Logan Square Super Market is Being Rehabbed

We're converting the abandoned Logan Certified grocery/liquor store, on the corner of Diversey & Francisco, into a mixed use space. You can be part it as we'll be renting out one commercial retail/studio/office space and one residential loft apartment in the spring. More info, demolition photos, floorplans and more here: http://moss-design.com/architect-as-developer-logan-certified/

  • J0E Longtime neighbor

    Great to see the redevelopment of an existing property as opposed to teeing down and building new. The plans sound exciting and we look forward to seeing the end product. Well done.

  • Gil Jimenez Private Investigator; IL concealed carry trainer

    cool. but you're not really going to keep that ugly old sign, are you?

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