3 days ago

Updated 14 min ago

Need to get rid of lava rocks

I have a bunch of white and red lava rocks that I am removing from my backyard and don't know what to do with them. I'll gladly give them away for free to anyone who wants them. If no one wants them, does anyone have any ideas of how I can dispose of them?

26 min ago

Autopsy: Woman Strangled In Logan Square

The 58-year-old was found dead in the 2500 block of West Moffat at 5:45 p.m., according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

2 hours ago

Judge sets $1M bail in fatal restaurant stabbing

Vilchis, 50, of the 3800 block of West Diversey Avenue, was taken to Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, according to the medical examiner’s office.

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Gonzales, of the 2600 block of West Rice Street, was charged with murder and armed robbery, according to police. Gonzales was identified as the man who fatally stabbed Hermenegildo Vilchis inside El Taco Naco, 2640 W. Chicago Ave., early Saturday, police said.

Gonzales, of the 2600 block of West Rice Street, was charged with murder and armed robbery, according to police. Gonzales was identified as the man who fatally stabbed Hermenegildo Vilchis inside El Taco Naco, 2640 W. Chicago Ave., early Saturday, police said.

5 hours ago

Man charged with fatal stabbing inside Humboldt Park restaurant

Vilchis, of the 3800 block of West Diversey, was taken to Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 1:22 a.m., authorities said.

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Anastacio Gonzales, 51, faces counts of first-degree murder and armed robbery for the attack that happened about 1 a.m. at El Taco Naco, 2640 W. Chicago Ave., police said.

Police did not release details on the armed robbery charge against Gonzales, who lives in the 2600 block of West Rice. He is scheduled to appear in bond court on Sunday.

5 hours ago

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7 hours ago

6 Things You Can Do in Wicker Park This Weekend

...Miko's Italian Ice's Bucktown location, 1846 N. Damen Ave., or in Logan Square, 2236 N. Sacramento Ave., both opening for the season at 2 p.m. Friday. You can select from five...

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...a great weekend for flavored ice, either at Miko's Italian Ice's Bucktown location, 1846 N. Damen Ave., or in Logan Square, 2236 N. Sacramento Ave., both opening for the season at 2...

...which is hosting a "going-out-of-business" wine sale to clear out its inventory. 1484 N. Milwaukee Ave. Hours are 10 a.m. to midnight Saturday; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m...

...Win Local Stuff at a Great Lakes Fundraiser. Bucktown's eco-conscious Karen Marie Salon, 1859 N. Milwaukee Ave. will be hosting its 6th annual Earth Day Party from 6-10 p.m. Saturday...

Shop for Pottery and Beard Oil. Promising "loads of fresh new local vendors," Bitter Betty Bazaar's lineup includes pottery, art, vintage clothing, dog accessories, baked goods, beard oil and more. Innertown Pub, 1935 W. Thomas St. from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.

...the Pop-Up Book Fair runs from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western Ave. Free with online RSVP or $8/door...

...Hours, beginning Sunday, are 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. The Pasta Bowl, 1852 W. North Ave.

7 hours ago

Police: Murder, robbery charges filed in restaurant stabbing

Vilchis, 50, of the 3800 block of West Diversey Avenue, was taken to Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, according to the medical examiner’s office.

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Anastacio Gonzales, of the 2600 block of West Rice Street, was charged with murder and armed robbery, according to police. Gonzales was identified as the assailant who fatally stabbed Hermenegildo Vilchis inside El Taco Naco, 2640 W. Chicago Ave. early Saturday, police said.

Anastacio Gonzales, of the 2600 block of West Rice Street, was charged with murder and armed robbery, according to police. Gonzales was identified as the assailant who fatally stabbed Hermenegildo Vilchis inside El Taco Naco, 2640 W. Chicago Ave. early Saturday, police said.

7 hours ago

Man Charged With Fatal Stabbing Inside Humboldt Park Restaurant

Vilchis, of the 3800 block of West Diversey, was taken to Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 1:22 a.m., authorities said.

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Anastacio Gonzales, 51, faces counts of first-degree murder and armed robbery for the attack that happened about 1 a.m. at El Taco Naco, 2640 W. Chicago Ave., police said.

Police did not release details on the armed robbery charge against Gonzales, who lives in the 2600 block of West Rice. He is scheduled to appear in bond court on Sunday.

31 hours ago

Updated 7 hours ago

Police: Attacker Shot In Logan Square, Charges Pending

The victim, 47, shot the 22-year-old man who had pointed a gun at him about 11:50 p.m. in the 2900 block of North Milwaukee, police said.

  • I guess the robber messed w the wrong cat this time.

  • Brad Ripley Avondale resident, independant contractor

    47 year old approached a fight in progress. 22 year old numbskull pulled a gun on him. Older guy drew and fired what sounded like 8 shots - 5 then 3 in rapid succession. Apparently he was a trained concealed carry permit holder. I'm following this story to see how it shakes out legally. But yes, wrong cat indeed.

2 days ago

Updated 7 hours ago

Residential Smash n' Grabs...

So I guess this is a thing now... 3200 block of McLean/Dickens. Kids are using stolen cars to open garages. Heads up I guess.

  • George F in Ravenswood displaced New Yorker

    It couldn't hurt to not leave valuables in the garage. Tools and such are easy targets because they're easy to carry out.

  • Tom O Engineer

    ...no matter, mine was empty and I still need a new door now

22 hours ago

Updated 8 hours ago

Trees being cut down

Does anyone know why the city has been cutting down a lot of trees on main and side streets in Logan Square and Hermosa. Very concerning!

9 hours ago

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Updated 14 hours ago

"Towers" Development at Milwaukee & California Gets Plan Commission Approval

"While the battle isn't over until it's over, a nod of approval from the Plan Commission generally signals that a proposal will likely sail through the remaining zoning application process."

http://chicago.curbed.com/archives/2015/04/17/logan-square-towers-plan-commission.php

  • Jeff Karova Logan Square resident

    I’m very concerned about the precedent buildings of such height will set here in Logan Square. I think the justification for allowing such height and hence density, Transit-Oriented Development, are laudable, but this project will have impact beyond the goals of TOD.

    I have lived in Logan Square for over...

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    I’m very concerned about the precedent buildings of such height will set here in Logan Square. I think the justification for allowing such height and hence density, Transit-Oriented Development, are laudable, but this project will have impact beyond the goals of TOD.

    I have lived in Logan Square for over fifteen years. I moved here when it was not as nice a neighborhood as it is now. My first few years here I witnessed a shooting and the aftermath of more than a few. I saw drugs and sex being sold openly on the corner, across from my house. I found a spent bullet in my gangway, not that long ago.

    I got involved in the neighborhood to make is safe. I attend CAPS meetings, I support local businesses and I clean up parks (I've collecting more drug paraphernalia doing so than I care to remember). I decided to send my child to Darwin, a local public school, because schools don’t improve unless people get involved.

    There are many other people like me, living the same way, who have made a much greater impact than me and I appreciate the changes I've seen here over the last decade. I like being able to get around without needing a car even though I have one. I’m still a regular bike rider. I take the Blue Line everyday, to and from work.

    I understand the goals of TOD and I agree with them in theory but my concern is that allowing the buildings such height sets a precedent that will implicitly change the zoning in our area and lead to buildings of similar or greater height. There’s another project just down the street being built at a relatively modest 6 stories which achieves comparable density. Logan Square is desirable because it is residential; allowing this zoning variance will, as the developer himself has said, “alter the character” of the neighborhood. See the link below for that quote’s source.

  • Jeff Karova Logan Square resident

    I’m concerned that the justification for allowing the zoning variance isn't the primary reason for the development. Logan Square has become a very desirable place to live and this project seems to be increasing density to capitalize on that trend rather than building a TOD better integrated into the surrounding...

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    I’m concerned that the justification for allowing the zoning variance isn't the primary reason for the development. Logan Square has become a very desirable place to live and this project seems to be increasing density to capitalize on that trend rather than building a TOD better integrated into the surrounding landscape at a relative height.

    I also have concerns about the way in which Alderman Moreno has managed this process. During the last public hearing on this project, he labelled those opposing this project as “cowards” hiding behind anonymity because someone was “littering” the neighborhood with fliers. Whether you identify yourself or not, people have a right to protest something they don’t think is right without being labeled cowards. I would urge the Alderman to consider his campaign signs, many of which still litter the ground.

    If you choose a radius of significant distance around this project a large portion of that area falls within the 32nd Ward. I could not vote for Alderman Moreno yet he’s the only Alderman being allowed to make a “recommendation” on whether to allow the zoning change that will affect where I live. As a 32nd Ward resident, where’s my representation in this process?

    I've heard many people argue this development is needed to reduce rental costs in the area by increasing demand, an argument I have a hard time agreeing with. Frank Buono, one of the project’s developers, is quoted on WBEZ (see below for link) saying “If we achieve the rents that we’re suggesting that we can [up to $2,700 per month per the same article] — and the landlord down the street in the two-flat decides to raise his rent as a result, primarily because the market says he can — could it cause a displacement of some people? The answer to that is yes.”

    I oppose allowing the zoning variance for this project and will continue to do so.

    http://www.wbez.org/news/real-estate-developer-hot-area-sees-bright-future-%E2%80%94-and-displacement-111231

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