11 min ago

Catalpa Kitchen Officially Closed for Business

It's official, Catalpa Kitchen is officially out of business. This was posted on their website today. The question still remains: who will replace them and how successful the new operator is going to be turning this place around? Does anyone know what's going on at this location?

1 hour ago

Updated 14 min ago

Any handy man recomendations??

Hi, does any body have a handy man recomendations?. I'm looking for someone to install some closet doors and paint an apartment for me, I dont have the time to do it myself. Thanks

2 days ago

Updated 42 min ago

So long and farewell Poppyboy

I read you "escaped" the city and country in a recent post. I'll miss your helpful posts. Where did you go and why?

Best of luck to you!

  • Holy moley, Sighryn-thanks! A tear...

  • Poppyboy- didn't know you well. But best of luck to you!! And say good morning/afternoon to those beautiful Deers that visit you...:)

3 days ago

Updated 1 hour ago

The Whistler Ownership's Planning A New Bar in Avondale

They're not ready to provide the details, but the folks behind beloved Logan Square bar The Whistler have plans for a bar with outdoor patio over in Avondale. The name on the license applications is Sleeping Village, with an address at 3734 W. Belmont Ave.

...a yard on the westside of the parcel which sits on the northwest corner of Belmont and Ridgeway avenues...

    The Whistler Ownership's Planning A New Bar in Avondale
    They're not ready to provide the details, but the folks behind beloved Logan Square bar The Whistler have plans for a bar with outdoor patio over in Avondale. The name on the license applications is Sleeping Village, with an address at 3734 W. Belmont Ave.
    http://chicago.eater.com

  • The desolate stretch between Central Park and Pulaski has been getting lots of renovation over the past couple years. Stanley's Sausage was redone with a commercial storefront, the old florist across the Polish TV station is being redone and The Avondale Grill has brightened up that corner. I also hear new buildings are being built in the old 3 Brothers/Reyna De Palenque building and across street in the vacant lot next to Doggie Dojo.

  • Does anyone know what is planned for the 3 Brothers/Reyna De Palenque building or the lot next to Doggie Dojo? The Whistler is a perfectly fine establishment and I'm sure the developers will do a decent job with the space. I just really hope Avondale doesn't become glutted with bars like Logan Square has. How much bar culture is needed?

Jul 16

Updated 1 hour ago

Block party scheduled during my move

So I have my movers booked for July 30th and just came home to this notice on my door (pic attached) about a block party the same day. Does anyone know who coordinates the block party for 2200 N Monticello block? I can't reschedule my move and they are scheduled to arrive between 8-9am so I need to make sure they aren't going to block my movers from getting in and out. I don't know who Jovita is or an email to reach out to her.

  • The move is this coming Saturday. Unfortunately I have not heard back from Jovita or seen her at all so I'm hoping the agreement above is honored. I'll make sure to update one this is all over.

  • Unless she wants to take up a collection to help you cover the additional cost of having the movers park in the alley, hopefully she will honor your agreement! It doesn't sound like she has a legal right to keep your moving truck off the street at any rate.

36 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

When is Zaatar MedGrill going to open?

I saw the business license notification here on EB last month. They have a Yelp page but no reviews. Nobody answers the phone. Looking forward to having a good Middle Eastern takeout place in the neighborhood to replace Boustan. Anyone know when Zaatar MedGrill is going to open?

  • Great question. It's been complete for months. You'd think they would turn off the tv monitors if they weren't open. Maybe it's all a publicity build up, but then again it's not like there's a lot of foot traffic that goes past. I'd guess it's some sort of permitting issue. Looking forward to trying it whenever that happens.

  • GMS12 606 adjacent

    My husband and I walk by on a regular basis and were wondering the same thing!!! We thought the monitors being on was a good sign but that was weeks ago! Menu looks old great, they just need to hurry up and open!

  • Well if they can't get health department to sign off then may not be worth the wait.

3 days ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Missing Cat

Our cat has gone missing and we're very concerned. Any information about his whereabouts would be appreciated.

Last seen Thursday morning on Palmer just east of Central Park.

  • Lex

    I think I may have seen him this morning on Dickens, between Drake and Central Park. Went into a yard on the south side of the street. Not 100% it was him, but I will keep an eye out.

  • poor kitty, hope he comes home safe and sound.

1 hour ago

Summer of the taco: Meet Chicago's 8 new taquerias

3749 W. Fullerton Ave. 773-252-6335

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180 N. Morgan St. 773-831-9696

75 E. Lake St. 312-929-3601

904 W. Randolph St. 312-733-1975

1700 W. Lawrence Ave. 773-754-0771

738 N. Clark St. 312-265-1607

5300 S. Dorchester Ave. 773-891-1118

1000 W. 35th St. 773-823-9410

    Summer of the taco: Meet Chicago's 8 new taquerias
    Hamburgers and hot dogs might be your go-to protein this summer, but when you're out and about we suggest you skip the buns and get your fix in a tortilla. And with eight new taco spots already on the scene this year, you've got options to fit every craving and occasion.
    http://www.redeyechicago.com

Jul 18

Updated 2 hours ago

Man gets 90 years for murder of pregnant 17-year-old girl

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

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On Aug. 16, 2011, Jones, a member of the Rockwell Boys gang, was in REC City territory when he saw the girl and her male friend walking in the 3000 block of West 64th Street, prosecutors said.

    Man gets 90 years for murder of pregnant 17-year-old girl
    A gang member has been sentenced to 90 years in prison for the murder of a 17-year-old pregnant girl in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood on the Southwest Side nearly five years ago. Timothy Jones, 23, was previously convicted of first-degree murder and aggravated discharge of a firearm, according to the Cook County state's attorney's office.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

  • George F in Ravenswood displaced New Yorker

    @30tyrs: You're so right about the political affiliations. I recall a judge a few years ago who's campaign posters appeared differently on the south and west sides differently, then on the north side. His photo on the both side was his natural complexion. He was white. The photo on the posters on the south and west sides were shaded much darker, giving him a more african and hispanic look.

  • 30+ yrs Long-time resident, trying to help keep it livable

    So as among the reasons for the volume of crime I hear elected officials, and also police, complain about "soft" judges while their own party ( mostly Dem ) campaigns for them. Thank You Joe Berrios, Ed Burke, Mike Madigan, etc
    Stinkin hypocrites

9 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Seeking other Landlords Advice on Tenants Smoking-

I do have it in my lease that their unit and building no-smoking area and is subject to a fine and to my knowledge they have not smoked inside the building. However, they have consistently smoked on the front steps and in the yard. While I understand that technically they are not inside the building they are always throwing their cigarette butts on the property which I continually have to pick up and as a non-smoker find disgusting.
I plan on taking some of their security deposit for smoking and for the "littering" of the property. My question is what is a fair amount?

  • I'd tell them to keep it clean or it'll come out of thier deposit. You need to document that you notfied them. Then track any time spent cleanng up, minimum time increments 15min then multiply by your hourly rate.. :)

    Then update the lease to no smoking, I have friends that come over and smoke, no matter how careful they are you'll always be picking up after them, just easier to rent to non smokers only..

  • I'd strongly advise you not to take part of their security deposit. They have not done anything that goes against the lease. Also, you cannot use the security deposit to reimburse yourself for labor. If the lease stated they can't smoke on the property and they would be charged for...

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    I'd strongly advise you not to take part of their security deposit. They have not done anything that goes against the lease. Also, you cannot use the security deposit to reimburse yourself for labor. If the lease stated they can't smoke on the property and they would be charged for clean-up of butts on the ground, then you may have a case. However, you still can't reimburse yourself for labor. You'd have to hire someone to do it.

    Take this as a lesson learned and put these things into your next lease. I'm afraid if you go this route, things will not be in your favor and you may get screwed out of money.

7 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Revive Home and Garden on Elston

Does anyone know why Revive on Elston closed? I loved that spot and found some spectacular items there, and they have a bunch of great planters, etc. just strewn about the outdoor space.

  • As far as I know it never opened this summer. Yesterday people came and cleared it out.

2 days ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Veterinarian Recommendations?

Hi all,

I'm about to adopt adult large-ish dog and am looking for recommendations for a veterinarian in LS. The closer to Kimball/Armitage the better, but am willing to drive within Logan/Humboldt/Avondale if I need to. Growing up, we had an awesome "country" vet who would pull out all the stops to save a sick pet if you asked him to, but never pushed us to pursue super involved treatments for a pet, and I'd love to find someone with a similar outlook here in Chicago.

Thanks!

32 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Bloody Trail on Armitage Sidewalk - Any idea?

There is a veerrryy long bloody trail that appears to originate just east of Food Smart and continues both directions for well over a quarter mile. There is a huge blood splatter on the building and on several windows. I imagine more than one person had to be injured since the bloody trail goes so many directions. I can't imagine someone could lose so much blood and keep running. Any ideas?

  • I saw that as well, I'm not sure where it started but we do have a shattered window on our building - maybe someone punched it and cut their hand.

  • Gil Jimenez Private Investigator; IL concealed carry trainer

    wtf is going on in that area? it's what, 2 blocks from the 14th CPD district station and still that part of armitage around the mart is a bad place to be.

5 hours ago

What to Eat and Drink in Chicago This Week

Get in some midweek drinking at the Heavy Feather (2357 N. Milwaukee Ave., Logan Square, 773-799-8504) during monthly-in-the-summertime Weeknight at Bernie’s party, with boat-friendly cocktails (a piña colada, a Sea Breeze) and yacht rock aplenty from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m.

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Go on a farm dinner without leaving the city thanks to catering group Big Delicious Planet’s (412 N. Wolcott Ave., West Town) urban farm meal. Your $125 entry (tickets here) includes a multicourse meal made with ingredients from their growing operation.

Toast to a four-course meal with champagne pairings from Veuve Clicquot at the Betty (839 W. Fulton Market, West Loop, 312-733-2222). The $150 meal includes passed appetizers and four courses matched to a variety of sparklers. Call the restaurant to make a reservation.

Food meets art at the Eye Eaters Society dinner at Mott St. (1401 N. Ashland Ave., Wicker Park, 773-687-9977), where the kitchen crew will create a multi-course meal inspired by a selection of works by photographer Paul Octavious. The experience costs $65, and you can make reservations here.

Celebrate National Lasagna Day at Tesori (65 E. Adams St., Loop, 312-786-9911), where they’ll have both a meaty (veal pancetta lasagna for $16) and a veggie take (spinach and ricotta for $15) on the layered pasta dish on special all day long.

    What to Eat and Drink in Chicago This Week
    Get in some midweek drinking at the Heavy Feather (2357 N. Milwaukee Ave., Logan Square, 773-799-8504) during monthly-in-the-summertime Weeknight at Bernie's party, with boat-friendly cocktails (a piña colada, a Sea Breeze) and yacht rock aplenty from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Go on a farm dinner without leaving the city thanks to catering group Big Delicious Planet's (412 N.
    http://www.chicagomag.com

5 hours ago

The Crosstown Classic, Grave Robbing 101, and more things to do in Chicago this week

...legacy of Chicago summer performances, with trumpeter-pianist-drummer trio Tres Hongos opening at Elastic (3429 W. Diversey). 9 PM

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...face off against the Cubs during the Crosstown Classic, taking place on the south side (333 W. 35th) on Monday and Tuesday then on the north side (1060 W. Addison) on Wednesday and...

...the south side (333 W. 35th) on Monday and Tuesday then on the north side (1060 W. Addison) on Wednesday and Thursday. Mon 7:10 PM, Tue at 6:10 PM, Wed-Thu...

Mon 7/25: Stop by the Chicago Public Library (8530 S. Kedzie) for a screening of Ronit Bezalel's short film Voices of Cabrini, an in-depth look at the north-side housing project and its 2011 demolition. 5 PM

Mon 7/25: We Hear at Berger Park (6205 N. Sheridan) is an evening of reflection on the murders of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, and the five police officers in Dallas. Participants express their concern and frustrations through artistic showcases, an open mike, and public dialogue. 7 PM

Tue 7/26: The city is honoring the 50th anniversary of Kartemquin Films, the acclaimed Chicago documentary production company, with a screening of Inquiring Nuns in Millennium Park (201 E. Randolph). 6:30 PM

...schools. Take the Grave Robbing 101 walking tour, which starts at the Chicago History Museum (1601 N. Clark), to learn more about this unique part of Lincoln Park's history. 7-8:30...

Wed 7/27: Stop by modern sushi spot Arami (1829 W. Chicago) for Sake 101, a lesson from owner and sake sage Ty Fujimura who offers guests the chance to sample from Japan's finest breweries. 6:30 PM

Wed 7/27: Playwright, novelist, and poet Deborah Levy reads from her latest book, Hot Milk, at Women & Children First bookstore (5233 N. Clark). 7:30 PM

...the Red Hot Chili Peppers are set to perform throughout the weekend in Grant Park (S. Columbus and E. Jackson). Noon-10 PM

    The Crosstown Classic, Grave Robbing 101, and more things to do in Chicago this week
    click to enlarge July is almost over, but there's still plenty of summer fun to be had. Here our recommendations for what to do this week: Through 7/28: Support your favorite Chicago baseball team this week as the White Sox face off against the Cubs during the Crosstown Classic , taking place on the south side (333 W.
    http://www.chicagoreader.com

6 hours ago

It's Bingo Night!

Looking for something fun to do BEFORE all of Lollapalooza madness ensues? Well, we have just the thing to get you excited and ready for a fun filled weekend full of music, food, and prizes! Come join us for Bingo Night at one of Logan Square's top hot spots, Crown Liquors Taproom. It's your last chance to win 4 day passes! http://do312.com/lollabingo

Jun 16

Updated 7 hours ago

Catalpa Kitchen - New Hours (California/Logan)

Sorry for the glare in the photo, but they are indeed closed Monday thru Wednesday.

I understand how a neighborhood business may need to take a day off, but three days seems excessive to me.

Maybe the owner looked at their numbers and they weren't getting enough business to stay open and profitable. I know there is enough walk around traffic here to support a good place to dine, it always amazes me to see the line out the door...

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Sorry for the glare in the photo, but they are indeed closed Monday thru Wednesday.

I understand how a neighborhood business may need to take a day off, but three days seems excessive to me.

Maybe the owner looked at their numbers and they weren't getting enough business to stay open and profitable. I know there is enough walk around traffic here to support a good place to dine, it always amazes me to see the line out the door at all hours of the day and night at the Starbucks across the street.

Put something good on your menu at a decent price, and there will be a line at Catalpa Kitchen, it is such a nice space, but you have to be open to stay in business and offer a good product and service.

  • Hopefully not more cocktails, tacos, or ramen. I think we're about saturated for those.

  • Indian restaurant, yes please! That would be stupendous.

Jul 18

Updated 7 hours ago

75 CPS schools now have tested positive for lead

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

Lorenz Brentano Math & Science Academy 2723 N Fairfield Ave

Salmon P Chase Elementary School 2021 N Point St

Charles R Darwin Elementary School 3116 W Belden Ave 

Frederick Funston Elementary School 2010 N Central Park Ave

Harriet Beecher Stowe Elementary School 3444 W Wabansia Ave

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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

Lyman A Budlong Elementary School 2701 W Foster Ave

Burbank Elementary School 2035 N Mobile Ave

Edmond Burke Elementary School 5356 S King Dr 

Daniel R Cameron Elementary School 1234 N Monticello Ave

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

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 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

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 

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

8 hours ago

Inquiring Nuns, The Wizard of Oz, and more outdoor film screenings in Chicago this week

Phantom of the Opera In this final installment of Comfort Station's "Silent Films and Loud Music" series, Echo Haus plays a live score alongside the 1925 drama film. Wed 7/27, 8:30 PM, Comfort Station, 2579 N. Milwaukee, comfortstationlogansquare.org. 7057

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Mon 7/25, 8:15 PM, Foster Park, 1440 W. 84th, 312-747-6135, chicagoparkdistrict.com.

Inquiring Nuns Tue 7/26, 6:30 PM, Millennium Park, 201 E. Randolph, 312-742-1168, cityofchicago.org.

The Wizard of Oz Tue 7/26, 8:15 PM, Chicago Women's Park and Gardens, 1801 S. Indiana, 312-328-0821, chicagoparkdistrict.com.

Grease Tue 7/26, 8:15 PM, Montgomery Ward Park, 630 N. Kingsbury, 312-742-7895, chicagoparkdistrict.com.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Tue 7/26, 8:15 PM, Walsh Playground Park, 1722 N. Ashland, 312-742-4622, chicagoparkdistrict.com.

Up Wed 7/27, 6 PM, Touhy Park, 7348 N. Paulina, 773-262-6737, chicagoparkdistrict.com.

Una Boda en Castañer Puerto Rican romantic-comedy in which a soon-to-be bride and groom face cultural and familial obstacles leading up to their impending wedding. Wed 7/27, 8:15 PM, Hermosa Park, 2240 N. Kilbourn, 312-742-7540, chicagoparkdistrict.com.

Goosebumps Wed 7/27, 8:15 PM, Kelly Park, 2725 W. 41st, 312-747-6197, chicagoparkdistrict.com.

Car Wash Wed 7/27, 8:30 PM, Lindblom Park, 6054 S. Damen, 312-747-6443, chicagoparkdistrict.com.

War Room Thu 7/28, 8:15 PM, Dunbar Park, 300 E. 31st, 312-590-5993, chicagoparkdistrict.com.

Ant-Man Thu 7/28, 8:15 PM, Harrison Park, 1824 S. Wood, 312-746-5491, chicagoparkdistrict.com.

Daddy's Home Comedy about an irresponsible father juggling two families. Thu 7/28, 8:30 PM, Avalon Park, 1215 E. 83rd, 312-747-6015, chicagoparkdistrict.com.

Inside Out Thu 7/28, 8:30 PM, Crescent Park, 2200 W. 108th, 312-747-6163, chicagoparkdistrict.com.

The Good Dinosaur Fri 7/29, 8:15 PM, Armour Square Park, 3309 S. Shields, 312-747-6012, chicagoparkdistrict.com.

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water Fri 7/29, 8:15 PM, Nat King Cole Park, 361 E. 85th, 312-747-6063, chicagoparkdistrict.com.

Jurassic World Fri 7/29, 8:30 PM, Athletic Field Park, 3546 W. Addison, 773-478-2889, chicagoparkdistrict.com.

The Peanuts Movie Sat 7/30, 8:15 PM, Fosco Park, 1312 S. Racine, 312-746-5086, chicagoparkdistrict.com.

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials Sat 7/30, 8:15 PM, Peterson Park, 5801 N. Pulaski, 312-742-7584, chicagoparkdistrict.com.

All Dogs Go to Heaven Sun 7/31, 8:15 PM, Churchill Field Playlot Park, 1825 N. Damen, 312-742-4622, chicagoparkdistrict.com.

Rookie of the Year Sun 7/31, 8:15 PM, Jonquil Park, 1001 W. Wrightwood, 312-742-7816, chicagoparkdistrict.com.

    Inquiring Nuns, The Wizard of Oz, and more outdoor film screenings in Chicago this week
    click to enlarge Summer is coming to a close-and taking its seasonal outdoor film screenings with it. This week marks the last of Comfort Station's "Silent Films and Loud Music" series and of Northwestern University's summer cinema offerings.
    http://www.chicagoreader.com

3 days ago

Updated 8 hours ago

Plan Commission Approves McDonald’s New West Loop HQ, Lathrop TIF

Commission approves plan at 4001-4159 W. Diversey, for three, single-story retail buildings with accessory parking pic.twitter.com/cX1dPe9TmY — Chicago DPD (@ChicagoDPD) July 21, 2016

A suburban-style retail development is coming to the Diversey and Pulaski intersection. The development will be composed of three single-story buildings fronted with a large surface parking lot.

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Commission has approved a plan to build a five-story, 32-unit residential building at 2050 N. Clark in Lincoln Park pic.twitter.com/P2xPeFWukK — Chicago DPD (@ChicagoDPD) July 21, 2016

Approved: a 3-building, transit-oriented complex at 1257 N. Paulina in Wicker Park, totaling 200 residential units pic.twitter.com/Co95F2xzTr — Chicago DPD (@ChicagoDPD) July 21, 2016

Commission approves mixed-use, 25-story plan with 71 residential units at 330 W. Huron St. on the Near North Side pic.twitter.com/EWCXoTK3zX — Chicago DPD (@ChicagoDPD) July 21, 2016

Commission OK's rehabilitation of 168 N. Michigan Ave. Will restore terra cotta, add five stories for 210-key hotel. pic.twitter.com/IblK2WhWtl — Chicago DPD (@ChicagoDPD) July 21, 2016

Approved: 9-story office complex at 110 N Carpenter; 600,000 sqft building will house the new @McDonalds world HQ pic.twitter.com/pvMlnlzBMR — Chicago DPD (@ChicagoDPD) July 21, 2016

  • Anyone know what's going in on Diversey and Pulaski?

  • Fuarain CTA rider, walker, animal person

    "A suburban-style retail development" - I believe that's called a strip mall.

    They tore down the Olson Rug Waterfall to replace it with a parking lot, and then with a strip mall...

  • LD

    they are putting in a binny's at diversey/pulaski - this is good news for the area, strip mall or not.

2 days ago

Updated 8 hours ago

How to legally tow a car from your property without it costing you?

Has anyone had any experience with this? Deadbeat neighbor's car is junked in a parking spot that I now own. I don't think he's going to move it himself so how do I get rid of the thing without it costing me? Is it possible? Any suggestions?

  • ward greenleaf Smokey and the Bandit, Hooper, Cannonball Run...

    Robin, you're correct. Districts, not precincts

  • Back in the day, the cars mysteriously ended up blocking the alley, police were called, ticket was issued, car was towed. Guess it's not so easy today.

4 days ago

Updated 8 hours ago

Bitten by doberman on Whipple St.

Early this week, I was bitten on the leg by a doberman on the 2000 block of Whipple street. It escaped its fence and ran out in the community garden where I was working, where it bit me, leaving a deep puncture wound. I have word that this is not the first time this animal has bitten someone, so if you have also been bitten, please contact me. I want to know how much of a safety threat this dog poses as I decide how to proceed.

Please let me know if you have experience with this animal. And if not, please be careful in that area.

9 hours ago

Wicker Area Storm Damage: Light Poles Cracked, Rooftops Blown, Trees Down

Elsewhere in the city, Naomi Schmahl said he was dropping off her son at camp in Logan Square when she noticed a massive parkway tree that had uprooted and landed into a yard near Talman Avenue and Logan Boulevard

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Around 9 a.m. Monday, a worker at Holstein Park, 2200 N. Oakley Ave., said that there was so much debris in the pool area, it would be a safety hazard to keep it open.

Around 8 a.m. Monday, Janene Ingram's dog, Kansas, was sniffing at the base of a cracked light pole in the 1500 block of North Oakley avenue.

Several Wicker Park residents, in the 1200 block of North Milwaukee Avenue reported power outages and were appreciative when the power got restored.

    Wicker Area Storm Damage: Light Poles Cracked, Rooftops Blown, Trees Down
    WICKER PARK - Across Wicker Park and Bucktown, wind from Sunday night's violent thunderstorm caused light poles and trees to fall and a portion of Holstein Park's roof to rip off, prompting the popular Park District pool to temporarily close,according to a sign posted at the pool early Monday.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

4 days ago

Updated 10 hours ago

Alert: Package Thief on 2700 Block of Francisco

Just a heads up to my neighbors: in the last two days, I have found two ripped open packages with the contents taken for addresses on my block. One was graciously left on my front stoop and one was a block over on Richmond (neither addressed to me). They were both plastic envelopes (about 10" x 12") with apparently soft contents inside. Best I can discern, they were USPS, not FedEx or UPS. Could also be Amazon. I'm thinking they...

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Just a heads up to my neighbors: in the last two days, I have found two ripped open packages with the contents taken for addresses on my block. One was graciously left on my front stoop and one was a block over on Richmond (neither addressed to me). They were both plastic envelopes (about 10" x 12") with apparently soft contents inside. Best I can discern, they were USPS, not FedEx or UPS. Could also be Amazon. I'm thinking they were too large to fit through a slot or into a box, so the mail carrier or delivery person left them on the stoop/porch, and they were nabbed.

I will alert Terri, the USPS mail carrier on our block these days -- although sometimes there is an alternate. And the UPS guy who usually does our route also knows to tuck packages where they cannot be seen if no one's home. Perhaps we could leave notes for the delivery people to not leave packages outside? I know it's a pain to have to go the the Post Office on California or elsewhere to pick something up, but better than having it stolen, right? Or if you are ordering online, one option is to have it delivered to your place of work (if that is more secure) or ... I believe there are some "drop stations," like at the UPS at Armitage and California? Hope this helps in some small way.

  • Gail on Mulberry I'm an ice cream vendor. It's not boring!

    Hi Debster, which kids are these (if you don't mind me asking). Just curious who I need to look out for at that intersection. Thank you

  • Hey Eric a, I live on the 2700 block of Francisco. I have returned some of the opened packages to their rightful owners this weekend, so they are aware, but have a few more to drop off.

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