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Updated 5 min ago

Tenants terminating lease early

Hey all - I'm a first time landlord, and my tenants in Logan Square informed me yesterday they'd like to terminate their lease early because of an out-of-state job offer. They'd like to move out Dec 1 with a lease that is set to end on June 15.

While it was simple to find renters in the summer, I'm very nervous about finding renters during the winter months. Are there any landlords here that have insight as to how much...

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Hey all - I'm a first time landlord, and my tenants in Logan Square informed me yesterday they'd like to terminate their lease early because of an out-of-state job offer. They'd like to move out Dec 1 with a lease that is set to end on June 15.

While it was simple to find renters in the summer, I'm very nervous about finding renters during the winter months. Are there any landlords here that have insight as to how much less I can expect to charge for the property with a lease that begins in the winter? I know tenants have a lot of rights in Chicago (which I support!) - legally I know my tenants are responsible for paying whatever loss I accrue from having to lower rent for the rest of the lease term, but has anyone actually had success in this circumstance?

Any advice from landlords who have been in this situation would be much appreciated. Thanks!

  • I'd starting looking now for replacement and see what similar units are going for. You may get lucky and find the rents have gone up. Personally, I'm a small time landlord with only 2 tenants, for me it's easier to keep them happy. I don't want to deal with courts,...

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    I'd starting looking now for replacement and see what similar units are going for. You may get lucky and find the rents have gone up. Personally, I'm a small time landlord with only 2 tenants, for me it's easier to keep them happy. I don't want to deal with courts, lawyers or complaints to the city. It's just easier to make a fair deal and expect them to skip out on it and find someone new. The last guy I ended finding in January, slightly lowered the rent but his mommy pays and it's always on time.. :)

  • Kathy on Crystal Twenty five year resident. Real Estate specialist.

    The good news is that they are giving you 60 days to rent the unit. I would start now to market the unit. If you want help, I would be happy to help you rent your unit. With the tenants I would tell the them that because they are moving...

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    The good news is that they are giving you 60 days to rent the unit. I would start now to market the unit. If you want help, I would be happy to help you rent your unit. With the tenants I would tell the them that because they are moving out early that you expect them to leave their unit extra clean and ready to move into, and that they give you full their cooperation in the showing of the unit. They will probably be great full that you are not trying to hit them with a financial penalty.
    If you live in the building and it is no more than 6 units you have more rights than you do with an investment property, but I would consult a good real estate and/or tenants rights( representing landlords) attorney for the details.
    If you are able to rent the unit for more money you might not incur any loss.
    Keep in mind, this situation is one of the risks involved with rental real estate.

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Updated 50 min ago

A woman riding her bike was killed in the intersection of Damen and Addison Monday, Sept. 26, 2016.

This picture is from DNA Info- To me it is one of the saddest things to share- and I only do so to remind people on their bikes to be extra careful! And if you are in your car, yield to the bikers- be glad it's one less car on the road.

Share the road- that is all.

1 hour ago

Bicyclist Killed on Damen Identified as 23-Year-Old Health Coach

Kondrasheva, of the 3600 block of W. Shakespeare Avenue, worked at an Edgewater health facility where her fellow employees were distraught over her death. Her co-workers saw a photo of the bicycle on DNAinfo and knew the rider must have been their fellow employee, who worked as a health coach.

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NORTCH CENTER — A woman riding her bike Monday morning killed in a collision with a flatbed truck on Damen Avenue near Addison Street has been identified as Anastasia Kondrasheva.

    Bicyclist Killed on Damen Identified as 23-Year-Old Health Coach
    NORTCH CENTER - A woman riding her bike Monday morning killed in a collision with a flatbed truck on Damen Avenue near Addison Street has been identified as Anastasia Kondrasheva. Kondrasheva, 23, was riding a bike north on Damen Avenue south of Addison Street about 7:50 a.m.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

21 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Multiple Break-Ins Over Two Days

The man pictured below broke into our condo building (California/Armitage) at least four times over two nights. He initially pried open the lobby door around 1:15am Sunday morning and stole packages. He then returned again around 2:30am and 5:30am and stole items from the parking garage. The break-ins were reported early Sunday afternoon. The man then broke in AGAIN early Monday morning and stole a locked bike from the parking garage by unbolting the bike's rack from a wall. Please...

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The man pictured below broke into our condo building (California/Armitage) at least four times over two nights. He initially pried open the lobby door around 1:15am Sunday morning and stole packages. He then returned again around 2:30am and 5:30am and stole items from the parking garage. The break-ins were reported early Sunday afternoon. The man then broke in AGAIN early Monday morning and stole a locked bike from the parking garage by unbolting the bike's rack from a wall. Please keep an eye out for him! He carried stolen items in a backpack and initially came and went via bike. The brazen nature of his break-ins is alarming, and I imagine that he has already hit other buildings in the area or will be soon.

  • And he took the garage door opener out of my car. Thanks, buddy.

  • Tim

    Does this have anything to do with the locksmith and tons of cops at the building the other day?

1 hour ago

Lost Cat

Our cat, Miles, went missing last evening in the vicinity of Dickens and Lawndale. He is a short-haired black cat and is very skinny due to an illness for which he takes medication. If you found him, please message me. We are very anxious to get him home.

4 days ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Retired folks?

I retired in August and recently moved to the neighborhood. Are there other retired folks out there I could join for coffee, walking, riding bikes, or other stuff? I'm looking to make friends and find my way around!

  • Linda New to neighborhood

    Kittyhop, want to do a coffee meet on Thursday evening or Friday morning? Or some day next week? Exactly where is the place on Armitage?

  • Coffee sounds good but this week and the beginning next week , not great either..but maybe middle end. The coffee shop is past Kedzie going west on Armitage on the north rise. My e-mail is: KLH, Ltd

2 days ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Tomato blight!

Unfortunately my tomatoes caught the blight this year! (Luckily, I was able to get a decent harvest anyway). So now I have three big planters full of soil I have to get rid of and am looking for suggestions! I don't want to just throw it away, but I also don't necessarily want to give it away bc of the blight. Any suggestions?

  • rlo

    Melissa Stanley & Kate KB, I'm no expert but that definitely sounds blighty to me. All of the tomatoes that were on my plants before the blight still ripened and were delicious it was just a short harvest.

    I'm curious, where did you guys get your tomato plants? I got mine from the place on California and division.

  • Soo

    Hello,

    Where are you located I could use the soil!

    Thanks

21 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Where will everyone park? Do residents get a say? Double Door Music Club coming to Logan Square?

How does this work? Do local residents get a say in this new development? There are so many buildings going up that do not have parking on site BUT not a lot of parking spaces and parking garages in Logan Square...Now it appears that Double Door Music Club also wants to move into the area - where are their patrons going to park? If they are not driving - how will the Blue Line be able to handle the influx...

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How does this work? Do local residents get a say in this new development? There are so many buildings going up that do not have parking on site BUT not a lot of parking spaces and parking garages in Logan Square...Now it appears that Double Door Music Club also wants to move into the area - where are their patrons going to park? If they are not driving - how will the Blue Line be able to handle the influx of riders, in addition to the new development's ridership? Where are the city planners? Will there be a vote or is this something that will secretly be pushed through?

See article below:
The plot thickened on Friday in saga of the possible eviction of beloved Wicker Park music club Double Door. Chicagoist and DNAinfo both report that it could move to Logan Square, as ownership filed a proposal with the city to operate a two-floor, 650-capacity music club at 2551 N. Milwaukee Ave. A judge ordered the club to vacate its current space in Wicker Park at the end of the year but Double Door’s attorney filed an appeal to send the case to a higher court. Stay tuned for the next installment.

http://chicago.eater.com/2016/9/26/13058194/double-door-moving-logan-square-hamburger-hop-champs-intel

    Double Door Moving to Logan?, Hamburger Hop Champs, More Intel
    Plus, a longtime restaurant goes up in flames and a new spot runs out of money
    http://chicago.eater.com
  • Hi, this will bring many problems . The drugs, the drinking, the urinating, the loitering, the fights, and the parking . Security must be present outside as well. And I do apologize , I did not intend to "punch" people as Emily stated.

  • C26

    @ CORPO - problem with the TODs and Double Door is that all these entities will be looking for parking at the same time i.e. at night.
    @ Treekeeper Betsy would it be possible for all the nearby residents to review Double Door's proposal? When will they be scheduling a community meeting? Will residents get advance notice of this meeting so we can attend?

13 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Bathroom tile replacement?

Any recommendations for someone to tear out and replace a section of bathroom tile in our tenant's apartment. There is some mold to get rid of as well.

3 hours ago

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6 hours ago

Chicago To Get Taste Of $100 Doughnut Made With Cristal And Gold Leaf

Manila Social Club, the Brooklyn restaurant that makes the already-hyped Golden Cristal Ube Donut, plans to sell a limited number of them at Kultura Festival on Sunday at Emporium Arcade Bar, 2363 N. Milwaukee Ave.

    Chicago To Get Taste Of $100 Doughnut Made With Cristal And Gold Leaf
    Underneath all that gold leaf is an ube cake doughnut filled with ube mousse and champagne jelly. [Manila Social Club] LOGAN SQUARE - Over-the-top pastry alert: an ube doughnut made with a quarter-cup's worth of Cristal champagne and coated in 24-karat gold leaf is coming to town.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

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  • Humboldt Community Christian School reviewed by a parent

    Humboldt community Christian school has truly been a blessing for my children and I. This is my children's first year at this school and I can honestly say I've never seen them as happy and excited about going to school before until they came here! I went to a PTA meeting to meet their teacher and they had wonderful feed back, and what they are doing in school how it's a pleasure to have them in there class As a parent that's what you want to hear when u attend a meeting about your children I'm grateful that this school is in my community ! Parent Aretha Johnson Booker

    Humboldt Community Christian School (1847 North Humboldt Boulevard) Published on GreatSchools September 26, 2016 Comment

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14 hours ago

Updated 13 hours ago

LOST CAT last seen at St. Louis&McLean on 9/25/16 Please help

Her name is Toast. She is very old, sick and has a runny nose. Very sweet and docile, don't be afraid to swoop her up and hold her. Any information is helpful

  • I do hope you find her. I'm sure you are so worried :( I don't live near Logan Square but I wanted to voice my concern for you and Toast. Try Lost Cats of Il (website) and also place her litter box outside near your door.

  • Thanks Anne

3 days ago

Updated 15 hours ago

Pedestrian hit by car outside Dos Cantina last night....

Does anyone know if she is okay? We saw a woman struck by a car on Armitage after 10 p.m. last night, as she was crossing the street between Osteria Langhe and Dos. Police closed the street and questioned witnesses for two hours afterwards. She seemed to be conscious when paramedics took her away but she was hit really hard and flung into the air. Emergency response was immediate and intense. Nothing that I could see in terms of news coverage. Hope she is okay.

  • I think all smart devices, iPads included, should have a built in guage to lock a user out when their car is moving. Waze, an application similar to Google Maps, is able to detect this and won't allow you to manipulate while the car is moving...the same for people who are walking!

  • Anyone who becomes "surprised" by a pedestrian, and then blaming that person for walking in front of them at a crosswalk isn't paying attention to their driving and probably shouldn't have a license. Here's a video shot outside Holstein kids Park a couple years ago one early summer evening when...

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    Anyone who becomes "surprised" by a pedestrian, and then blaming that person for walking in front of them at a crosswalk isn't paying attention to their driving and probably shouldn't have a license. Here's a video shot outside Holstein kids Park a couple years ago one early summer evening when the playground was full of children. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hK-FOqC29E

    The only reason cars slowed or stopped was to avoid hitting other cars. What would happen if a child would have run out the park into that crosswalk? Should the driver blame the child for being unruly? Or a parent for not watching their child? Did any of these drivers even care what unexpected event might happen as long as they saved 5 seconds on their commute? This short sample represents the entire state of reckless driving in Chicago today. I have plenty more where this came from.

20 hours ago

Noam Chomsky, I Am Trying to Break Your Heart, and more things to do in Chicago this week

Mon 9/26: Lincoln Lodge Starts a Revolution, a fund-raiser for the Lincoln Lodge at Revolution Brewing Company (2323 N. Milwaukee), features performances from Michelle L’amour, pro wrestler Colt Cabana, rapping violinist Amanda Bailey, and stand-up Aparna Nancherla. 7 PM

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Mon 9/26: Haymarket Books presents author, linguist, and political activist Noam Chomsky discussing U.S. foreign policy and its relationship to U.S. domestic policy at Rockefeller Memorial Chapel (5850 S. Woodlawn). 6:30 PM

Tue 9/27: Jen Sabella and Erika Wozniak host the Girl Talk, an all-female talk show at the Hideout (1354 W. Wabansia) highlighting amazing women doing amazing things in Chicago. This month’s guest is outspoken CTU president Karen Lewis. 6:30 PM

Wed 9/28: Daybreaker hosts the Disco at Dawn featuring sunrise yoga followed by a dance party on the roof of Savage Smyth (920 N. Franklin). 5:30-8:30 AM

Thu 9/29: Ensemble Español performs Flamenco Passion at the Auditorium Theatre (50 E. Congress) as part of the Made in Chicago dance series. 7:30 PM

Thu 9/29: Goose Island Brewing and 93XRT team up at the Music Box Theatre (3733 N. Southport) host a screening of I Am Trying to Break Your Heart: A Film About Wilco, a documentary following the local band as they worked on their album Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. 7:30 PM

    Noam Chomsky, I Am Trying to Break Your Heart, and more things to do in Chicago this week
    click to enlarge There's plenty to distract you from the first presidential debate of the season. Here's some of what we recommend: Mon 9/26: Haymarket Books presents author, linguist, and political activist Noam Chomsky discussing U.S. foreign policy and its relationship to U.S. domestic policy at Rockefeller Memorial Chapel (5850 S.
    http://www.chicagoreader.com

2 days ago

Updated 21 hours ago

Did you lose your ticketmaster tickets? 2800 block N Troy

You have an event coming up but we found your tickets. Contact me to identify and claim.

  • Lugo 30+years Logan-Hermosa

    that is so sweet of you to do..I hope they are on every block..

22 hours ago

Chicago Property Tax Rebate Program

3160 N. Milwaukee

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3401 W. Foster

6100 W. Irving Park

    Chicago Property Tax Rebate Program | Alderman John Arena - Chicago's 45th Ward
    Beginning October 1, eligible homeowners affected by the increase in property taxes can apply for the city property tax rebate. Chicago homeowners with a household adjusted gross income of $75,000 or less earned in 2015 that saw an increase in the city portion of their most recent property tax bill increase compared to last year's, may be eligible to apply for a rebate to offset the property tax increase.
    http://ward45.org

Jun 09 2015

Updated 24 hours ago

Getting a permit/registering a Self-Installed Alarm

I recently purchased a SimpliSafe self-installed alarm system and was told I need to get a permit with my local police to ensure they are aware of the system. Has anyone done this? I can not find anything on EB or Google. I appreciate your help

  • I'm curious about this as well? Anyone go through this? Just got a self install system

  • The easiest way to find out current city requirements would probably to call 311 and ask, the cities web site may have current information on this as well. As far as I know current residences are not required to purchase a permit for their home alarm systems and no fines for homes, just business false alarms. But the rules are always changing so call to be sure.

39 hours ago

Updated 24 hours ago

Car vs Light Pole on Logan Blvd

Car abandoned without plates this weekend after whacking Logan Blvd light pole headed westbound of Expressway and Logan Boulevard Skate Park. Unrelated but nearby- when did Ghost Bike for Tyler Fabeck disappear from se corner of Western @ Logan Blvd? removed during Western water/sewer replacement project?

  • The car accident happened Sunday morning. We drove by around 7:15am and EMS was already on the scene and putting the driver into the ambulance. Not sure if the removal of the car will be done by the city or if the driver has to have it towed.

  • It had plates when I drove by yesterday at 1030 am!

26 hours ago

Double Door Moving to Logan?, Hamburger Hop Champs, More Intel

...a proposal with the city to operate a two-floor, 650-capacity music club at 2551 N. Milwaukee Ave. A judge ordered the club to vacate its current space in Wicker Park at the...

    Double Door Moving to Logan?, Hamburger Hop Champs, More Intel
    Plus, a longtime restaurant goes up in flames and a new spot runs out of money
    http://chicago.eater.com

4 days ago

Updated 26 hours ago

3423 w Fullerton

Hi all! Hope you can help my curiosity.

Does anyone know what is currently being done at 3423 w fullerton? You can't see inside but there is a piece of copy paper taped to the window that says "state ID only" and also a no food allowed paper. No other signage or city/state emblems.

Today I saw a line of about 50 people out front who were waiting to get inside. The door was propped open and there was a...

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Hi all! Hope you can help my curiosity.

Does anyone know what is currently being done at 3423 w fullerton? You can't see inside but there is a piece of copy paper taped to the window that says "state ID only" and also a no food allowed paper. No other signage or city/state emblems.

Today I saw a line of about 50 people out front who were waiting to get inside. The door was propped open and there was a security guard inside.

As a side note - I walked by later on and there was a ton of trash (soda bottles and candy wrapper type debris) where the line once was. I wonder if we can ask those in charge of this building to provide a trash bin outside during their operating time.

  • Anything is possible.

    Don't "should" on me, please.

  • Apologies, to @humboldtwriter - correct, it was meant to be more tongue in cheek.... as in, now that you do know about The Burlington, you "should" be going. Should have added something lighter afterword to help with context. Cheers!

27 hours ago

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2 days ago

Updated 30 hours ago

Community garage/yard sales?

I need to sell a bunch of stuff soon- but the area in front of my building isn't really suited for it. Anyone know of any community/school/church/whatever sales that people can join in on?

  • Lugo 30+years Logan-Hermosa

    You might want to try virtual garage sales of you don't find a place.

  • robin in WRP Built for comfort, not speed

    There are several virtual garage sale groups on facebook

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