2 days ago

Updated 28 min ago

Police Activity on Western, just north of Logan - by movie theater

Does anyone know why police blocked Western Ave. just north of Logan Blvd. Saturday night? They had it cordoned off with police tape and multiple vehicles were on site. Was there an incident at the movie theater?

  • LSG is one of my fave's. LOVE LOVE LOVE her. Can't get enough. Anytime I feel the slightest bit down I read her post and all is well again.

  • Autumn_Love -- yes, and it's our right to call those opinions out for being as abhorrent as they are. First amendment works both ways. Particularly when there's good reason to believe that the person espousing said abhorrent opinions is doing so solely to get a reaction from others.

29 hours ago

Updated 38 min ago

Garbage Scavenger

Hi, all - Just looking for some advice about how to deal with a guy who repeatedly goes through our alley dumpster at 3 am. He throws so much trash on the ground that our neighbor was fined by the city, and the noise is bad enough to wake us. We don't want to padlock it because our 6 units share our dumpster and it would be a huge pain to everyone. He does it all the way down the alley. Similar issue? Ideas?

  • 5-something a.m. a couple diggers found something metal with glass in it, they started shattering the glass in it with hammers,...before i could even think what to do, my neighbor who is across the alley and projects a certain amount of authority came out and said, hey, man, it's not...

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    5-something a.m. a couple diggers found something metal with glass in it, they started shattering the glass in it with hammers,...before i could even think what to do, my neighbor who is across the alley and projects a certain amount of authority came out and said, hey, man, it's not even six a.m. ; he then said what i think was the same thing in spanish. the guys exchanged a few words and worked quietly after that, though gotta say my neighbor is a guy who projects a certain amount of alley authority if you know what i mean...not sure if i'd done it, it would have been as effective, but just saying something seemed to dial down the problem. 3 a.m. -- i'd be a little more hesitant about stepping out in the alley, though.

  • Make 6 keys and give everyone a key then enjoy a good nights sleep.

12 hours ago

Updated 54 min ago

  • This will never happen. The community group in that area, which is quite influential with the alderman, is the Greater Goethe Neighborhood Association. They are quite conservative and anti-density. 4 or 5 stories on Milwaukee is a leap for them. I think their heads will explode when they read the...

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    This will never happen. The community group in that area, which is quite influential with the alderman, is the Greater Goethe Neighborhood Association. They are quite conservative and anti-density. 4 or 5 stories on Milwaukee is a leap for them. I think their heads will explode when they read the number of stories proposed here. Expect the usual pushback: parking woes, shadows over their property, traffic, etc. The wind tunnel that would negatively impact cyclist on Milwaukee was a crazy one I read about lately that they threw out to push back on a six story project they rejected.

  • A "wind tunnel"? Really? This is a great opportunity for Logan, and perfect for proximity to the El. Hope it goes through.

59 min ago

Great deals this weekend....stop on by!! 8/1-8/3

Mon, Sep 1, 2014 9am

We did some spring cleaning and now it is time for us to part ways with some items...

Here is a list of some of the things we have:

*Glass Shelves
*Gazebo (canopy has mild damage)
*Tea/Espresso Cups
*Kitchen/Dining Tables (one w/chairs)
*Mirror (frame needs to be touched up)
*Toys
*Kids Clothes (boys & girls---size 6 & up)
*Kid's Books
*Sports Cards (one autographed)
*Dvds & VHS
*Drinking Sets (for on-the-go alcohol consumption)
*Halloween Costumes and Decor
* TV's (both older models-36'')

2 days ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Mold in basement, blahhhh

Just discovered mold on our drywall in the basement. Anyone know who I would call to figure out where it's coming from and to clean up? Thanks!

  • I highly recommend Domicile Consulting to determine what is causing the issue and providing a clear action plan to resolve it. We had a similar problem with our new condo and based on their expertise, insights and direction we fixed the issue and haven't had a problem since. Can't recommend them enough.

  • Nathan Dougal 13 year Humboldt Park resident

    Use an anti microbial hospital grade cleaner available at industrial supply houses by the case and fungicidal paint from Grainger on replaced drywall- use greenboard- and save yourself some money and just have a handyman do it- that is all the mold guys do... Also, increase airflow in remediated walls with air vents ( metal inserts installed in drywall from any home repair supply).

Jul 07

Updated 2 hours ago

Trader Joe's coming to Logan

I heard over the weekend that Trader Joe's will be coming to Logan Square!!! At the old mega mall site. Yay!

2 days ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Found Dog

My roommate found a puggle, around 2 years old, around lawndale and fullerton. It looks very skinny, without a collar but it seems to know a few tricks. If anyone knows anything about this dog or has seen it, please let me know. We are putting signs up and have posted on the IL Lost Dogs page too but so far no luck.

griggs.annie@gmail.com

  • What John said re registering your chip with Found Animals Foundation!
    Also, CACC should have the info of the person who adopted the dog from them, however their contact info/phone number may no longer be valid.

  • We also have a puggle. If no one steps forward, we can take him in!

Jul 16

Updated 2 hours ago

A Day In Avondale launch party and fundraiser at Moe's Tavern

Wed, Jul 30, 2014 6 PM - 8 PM

It's the official kick-off, fundraiser, raffle, and poster unveiling for A Day In Avondale! Celebrity bartenders Alderman Rey Colon and State Representative-Elect Will Guzzardi will officiate. Cool raffle items donated by local artists and businesses. All this and more at Chicago's cleanest dive bar, Moe's!

  • Emily Avondale Neighborhood Association President

    I can't wait! We have some great raffle prizes and Avondale cocktails to enjoy!

  • FYI....I think Alderman Colon is bowing out due to his recent adventures with Chicago police...

  • Irving Bark Deb Step!

    I hope Rey doesn't pull out, you know he would be pouring those drinks extra strong.

41 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Lost Puppy

Our husky puppy got out yesterday by Monticello and Altgeld and we are desperately trying to find her. Shes about 5 months old and has one black and one blue eye. Anyone with any information please give us a call. We are heart broken and she must be so scared. (773) 9343223

13 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Dead body found in alley near laundromat on Armitage East of Sacramento?

Body of a male found dead with bag over head in alley?

3 hours ago

3 hours ago

Found cat

Friends of mine found this cat at Diversey and Whipple. If you know who this guy belongs to, let me know!

5 hours ago

5 hours ago

13 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Still looking for a decent and decently priced one bedroom

I am still looking for a decent one bedroom for ~$1000. Dog Friendly and nice kitchen please. I have worked in the area for 4.5 years and am a reliable tennant who wants to be closer to my work in Bucktown. Please let me know of any potentials.

  • There is a sign on my block, can't remember the address, but the sign is in the yard of a red brick 2 flat on the 2700 block of Troy. It's for an apartment on the 3100 block of Diversey, though, which is very close by. I saw it said something about a one bedroom for $800 or maybe $850, can't remember exactly.

  • Thank you for the tips. I currently live in LS but the street my corner scares me due to activity lately in the nite at my particular location. I work late evening hours and I have been looking with the apartment management companies and on Craigslist. Usually by the time...

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    Thank you for the tips. I currently live in LS but the street my corner scares me due to activity lately in the nite at my particular location. I work late evening hours and I have been looking with the apartment management companies and on Craigslist. Usually by the time they are posted, they end up being rented. Please understand I am not lazy. I work 50-60 hours a week and if someone knows of a place coming up, then I might find their tips useful.
    I appreciate the tips and contacts that everyone has provided.
    Still looking and I will look into the places you have provided.
    Thank you.

6 hours ago

7 hours ago

Ongoing Call for Artists

AnySquared Projects regularly seeks artists and proposals for future for exhibitions of featured artists, curated and/ or group exhibitions throughout the year at various venues. One of our neighborhood projects is Art@Cole's, so far we've organized 25 exhibits at Cole's Bar since 2010.

Send projects@anysquared.com your name, website, and 3-5pieces of your current work to be considered for future shows.

AnySquared is an artist collaborative and network headquartered in Logan Square's AnyWhere Space at Milwaukee/Belden. Propelled by a deep sense of cooperation with our neighbors, AnySquared's all-volunteer members produce art events, exhibits, projects and ongoing activities in our community with mutual support and participation of area artists and local businesses.

12 hours ago

Updated 7 hours ago

Sweet Cat at Logan Pets looking for a home

I just took my dog to Logan Pet (located across from the Logan Theatre on Milwaukee) and noticed a very sweet calico cat up for adoption there. She is extremely friendly and seems like she would make an incrediable companion (although apparently she doesn't get on well with other cats). If you are looking for a pet cat you may want to check her out. I didn't previously know that Logan Pets sponsors animals for adoption.

  • Diddilysquat 5 year LS resident, Personal Trainer, Model

    Agreed! I pet it every time I visit and she is so sweet! If I didn't have 2 of my own I'd scoop her up in a second

7 hours ago

AnySquared Weekly Artmaking Studio Days

Wed, Aug 6, 2014 3pm-8pm

Make Something! Studio Day is every Wednesday with drop-in hours from 3pm to 8pm at Anywhere Space, 2328 N. Milwaukee Avenue in Chicago. While many of us are visual artists, all art forms are encouraged! We have supplies and share them, but you are welcome to bring your own and make, bring ideas, share ideas, and brainstorm! Some days are a couple people, some days a crowd.

http://ne2studioday.tumblr.com

AnySquared is an artist collaborative and network headquartered in Logan Square's AnyWhere...

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Make Something! Studio Day is every Wednesday with drop-in hours from 3pm to 8pm at Anywhere Space, 2328 N. Milwaukee Avenue in Chicago. While many of us are visual artists, all art forms are encouraged! We have supplies and share them, but you are welcome to bring your own and make, bring ideas, share ideas, and brainstorm! Some days are a couple people, some days a crowd.

http://ne2studioday.tumblr.com

AnySquared is an artist collaborative and network headquartered in Logan Square's AnyWhere Space at Milwaukee/Belden. Propelled by a deep sense of cooperation with our neighbors, AnySquared's all-volunteer members produce art events, exhibits, projects and ongoing activities in our community with mutual support and participation of area artists and local businesses.

AnyWhere Space located near Belden on Milwaukee has been the studio of artist Tracy Kostenbader for over 22 years.

18 hours ago

Updated 8 hours ago

New Business?

Does anyone know what is opening up next door to Emporium Arcade Bar in Logan Square?

8 hours ago

3 new Chicago wine bars, plus 2 on the way

2601 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-868-0608

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450 N. Clark St. 312-477-7674

1482 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-661-6581

736 W. Randolph St.

130 S. Michigan Ave.

8 hours ago

Construction Watch: Developer Making Quick Work of New Milwaukee Ave. Condos

...will ultimately be comprised of three separate but adjacent buildings. The buildings will stretch from 2491-2501 N. Milwaukee Avenue with each containing six residential units and two ground level retail spaces. Once totally completed...

9 hours ago

Milwaukee California Produce Open!

In the former laundromat across from Congress Theater. Bigger space, new products!

47 hours ago

Updated 10 hours ago

LSG

Dear EB community,
I'm 99% certain this post will be deleted within minutes but I just wanted to attempt a rally of sorts. Can we all agree to either mute or ignore any and all posts/comments from LoganSquareGal. We all know he/she is a troll of the highest echelon .. his/her most recent comment is berating someone asking about police presence near Logan Blvd/Western (http://chicago.everyblock.com/crime-posts/jul28-police-activity-western-just-north-logan-movie-theater-6281508/#comment-444716). Previous comments have called all men over the age of 25 pedophiles/predators (http://chicago.everyblock.com/talk/jul21-increased-loitering-armitage-california-6268545/#comment-444688) as well...

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Dear EB community,
I'm 99% certain this post will be deleted within minutes but I just wanted to attempt a rally of sorts. Can we all agree to either mute or ignore any and all posts/comments from LoganSquareGal. We all know he/she is a troll of the highest echelon .. his/her most recent comment is berating someone asking about police presence near Logan Blvd/Western (http://chicago.everyblock.com/crime-posts/jul28-police-activity-western-just-north-logan-movie-theater-6281508/#comment-444716). Previous comments have called all men over the age of 25 pedophiles/predators (http://chicago.everyblock.com/talk/jul21-increased-loitering-armitage-california-6268545/#comment-444688) as well as attempting to instigate on a post about neighborhood concern over increased loitering near Cali/Armitage .. Actually just have a look at all the comments here (http://chicago.everyblock.com/users/177667/comments/). I know it's easy to get sucked into online tit-for-tat arguing (believe me, the self restraint has been difficult) but let's all rise above ... Let's none of us feed the trolls. (as hard as that can be)
Sincerely,
an EB User who actually sees the value in this online community

  • Just move on

  • Interestingly enough that crazy post was the first time I've really ever seen everyone on EB in complete agreement! Except for LSG of course.

10 hours ago

Development Du Jour: Developer Proposes Dual Tower TOD for Milwaukee Avenue

...to minimize congestion along Milwaukee Avenue, the development's main entrances would be located on Belden and Washtenaw. In between the towers will be a 12,000 square foot green roof, with trees...

...development on California Avenue, a 78 unit apartment complex on Armitage, a large development for 2211 N. Milwaukee Ave. that was trimmed down from 135 units to 120. The neighborhood has also recently received...

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...large dual tower mixed use development, which would become the neighborhood's largest by far. 1601 W. Division, LLC headed up by developer and former co-CEO of Intelligentsia Coffee Rob Buono, has...

...Milwaukee Avenue where the Max Gerber showroom once stood. Buono, who also developed the new 1611 West Division in the Polish Triangle will be teaming up with Wheeler Kearns Architects again for this...

38 hours ago

Updated 11 hours ago

Hit and run, destroyed my friend's scooter

This morning on the corner of Francisco and Wabansia (ish) some huge jerk destroyed my friend's scooter, so look out for people smashing things i guess. :(

  • according to my friend's mechanic, this is actually a miserably failed theft attempt, they tore off the front panel and couldn't figure out how to hotwire it. Lock up your scooters everybody!

  • Craig Born and raised in the city.

    I liked your first theory on what happened. "So now we got a huge guy theory, and a serial crusher theory."

  • ch1cag0rob 10+ year Logan Square resident.

    Bummer! If you need it fixed, I take my motorcycle to Motorcycle Mania on N. Milwaukee. Sucks to hear, though!

37 hours ago

Updated 11 hours ago

Mozart Elementary School

Hi. I am wondering what are other parents' thoughts and feelings about this school are.
If you have good or bad experiences you would like to share, I would appreciate it. I have a five year old and a three year old and this school is my neighborhood elementary school and I would like to find out what the learning environment is like there. It would help me decide if I should look for alternatives such as private, charter or home schooling. Thanks!

  • Every Kate new mom, park walker

    I would highly recommend touring any school you are considering. That can give you a very strong impression about how the school operates.

    We are sending our son to Brentano in the fall (I think they have a few spots left in preK). Its a small school with a strong positive culture and rigorous academics. Its also in Logan Square, which I love. I really want my kids to go to school with our friends and neighbors. Yay for neighborhood schools! You can call for a tour here -- 773.534.4508

  • robin in WRP Tired, very tired

    I have a friend who pulled her third grader out of the gifted program at Pritzker, and now sends her to Brentano. The child is so much happier!

11 hours ago

Lost Tabby Kitten Seen Near YMCA

Hey everyone, my friend saw this kitten last night around 8 PM outside the McCormick Tribune YMCA on Lawndale and Cortland. Not the greatest picture, but very friendly brown/gray tabby with white paws and a green collar. Looked to be less than a year old. She said it was super friendly and then climbed up a tree. Just FYI if you've lost a kitten in the area!

12 hours ago

17 hours ago

Updated 12 hours ago

Don't feed the troll: Tip/Poem #1 - Mute that troll!

Today you are happy
Don't let that go
Take it easy
Just mute that troll

You're being productive
Your eyes on the goal
Avoid starting a beef
It's simple: mute that troll

We know you are right
And that it is hard to control
But let it go this time
Come on, mute that troll

Jan 23

Updated 12 hours ago

Milwaukee & California Produce closing

This great little grocery store next to Cozy Corner is closing, or closed already. Does anyone know if they plan to reopen? They told me about their store at Diversey and Central Park(?), but that's not in my area.

I'm hoping they reopen in the same location, but that doesn't seem to be in the works. This was the only relatively complete grocer in central Logan Square that I know of. The space around the corner on Milwaukee (where the Family Dollar moved) would have been perfect for a grocery store.

Just griping, and maybe seeking recommendations for "hidden gems" of small but complete grocers in the area.

  • The real MC Ghost writer

    @marcym that is the new location.

  • that's what i thought. i missed the name, as i just spotted it coming out of ace and ran in on impulse. never was at the previous location as i am new around here.

12 hours ago

Ald. Colon Cancels 'Celebrity Bartending' Appearance After DUI Arrest

...in the 39th District, will serve residents drinks from the bar at Moe’s Tavern, 2937 N. Milwaukee Ave., Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. to raise money for the "A Day in...

37 hours ago

Updated 12 hours ago

Anyone have info about Paradise Garden?

There is a very nice looking garden at the corner of Drake and Lyndale that has a sign calling it Paradise Garden. There are many nice plants there as well as a gazebo and some benches. However, it has a fence surrounding it and I've never seen it unlocked in the year I've been living near it. Does anyone know the story behind this place? If anyone knows the owner, is there any chance it could be opened up some time for people in the area to visit and/or help maintain it?

  • I know what you mean, they could use some help but it's "private".
    If you would like to do some gardening, we could use your help at Unity Park!

  • Hi Everyone! I actually live right across the street. When I moved into my building, my neighbor informed me that it is actually owned by the couple that own the building in front of it on Palmer and Drake. It has tax exempt status because it is actually a small church. They mass on Sunday mornings.

17 hours ago

Updated 12 hours ago

Bucktown, Logan Square, Humboldt Park and Wicker Park Condo Meetings

Does anyone know where HOA seminars, educational classes or any other community events are held to help HOAs with any concerns or questions?

  • Northside CDC does condo workshops that includes topics around working with HOAs. I don't think Neighborhood Housing Services or Spanish Coalition for housing (more local) does condo workshops, but it would be worth reaching out.

  • Jbowman Neighborhood Guy

    Hi Ariana,

    Check out the following organizations that offer classes/seminars year round.

    1. CAI-IL (Community Association Institute, Illinois Chapter) http://www.cai-illinois.org/
    2. ACTHA (Association of Condominium, Townhouse, and Homeowners Associations) http://www.actha.org/

    J

2 days ago

Updated 13 hours ago

Alderman Rey Colon arrested, accused of DUI

Apparently, our local Alderman was arrested and accused of DUI recently...

http://politics.suntimes.com/article/chicago/ald-rey-colon-arrested-eisenhower-expressway-accused-dui/mon-07282014-1140am

I suppose we shouldn't be surprised if and when he gets away with it because of Chicago politics, but statements like this don't make me feel so warm and fuzzy:

“Did I make a mistake? We will see. Right now, I’m not at liberty to talk about the case at all. My legal counsel has advised me to really let folks know I have sought legal counsel and to allow the legal process to unfold at this time. I was on the Eisenhower, but I can’t really speak to it at this time.”

  • Lele 15-year Logan Square resident

    According to the link on Will Guzzardi's Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/events/252000228331359/), the Celebrity Bartender event is this Wednesday night (7/30) at Moe's Tavern, which is well ahead of the Avondale Fair. By September the news about Rey's DUI might have gotten buried and been forgotten. I guess it is better to...

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    According to the link on Will Guzzardi's Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/events/252000228331359/), the Celebrity Bartender event is this Wednesday night (7/30) at Moe's Tavern, which is well ahead of the Avondale Fair. By September the news about Rey's DUI might have gotten buried and been forgotten. I guess it is better to have him behind the bar serving drinks than in front of the bar knocking them back and then getting into his car to drive home, but it still strikes me as a bad idea for Rey to participate so soon after being pulled over. I wonder if he will bow out and leave Will on his own?

  • Don't blame me I didn't vote for him.

28 hours ago

Updated 14 hours ago

Anyone see an accident yesterday on California?

My bike was locked to a city rack at Francis Pl. & California yesterday afternoon, and was totally destroyed sometime in the early afternoon while I worked. When discovered, I asked around & was told there was a car that hit like 5 cars between Armitage & Dickens.

I know its a long shot, but if someone saw it, I might have a shot at getting some compensation...

  • LimoD Logan Square 20 years!

    Give Brendan Kevenides a call. He is on Twitter and he will listen to you and decide if you have a case. He works tirelessly for bikers and is an avid biker as well.

  • Eleanor Blick Avondale resident, car-free neighbor

    So sorry to hear about this. I've had the same thing happen with my bike being damaged while parked, twice actually. In both instances I filed reports (very important to do for any follow-up), but the police said nothing could be done without a witness, and lawyers or a renters...

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    So sorry to hear about this. I've had the same thing happen with my bike being damaged while parked, twice actually. In both instances I filed reports (very important to do for any follow-up), but the police said nothing could be done without a witness, and lawyers or a renters insurance claim would have quickly become more expensive than the estimated damage. If the damage was that extensive and/or you had a particularly nice bike, I think putting a few posters up in the area and doing more asking around for a witness might prove worthwhile. Good luck!!

40 hours ago

Updated 15 hours ago

Effectiveness of city's lawn builder

The city recently redid about 1,300 feet of 8-inch water main on my block. Included in this project was the "restoration," including new curbs, parkway sidewalks, and repaving the street (all good things). My main question here is if any of you have experience with this turf building they laid down? Is it effective? Will the grass grow back in time before the end of the summer, or should I expect to have to reseed next spring?

Thanks!

3 days ago

Updated 15 hours ago

West Wrightwood Yard Sale, August 2

Sat, Aug 2, 2014 11am - 4 pm

Multi-Household Yard Sale! Books, DVDs, coats, scarves, jewelry, purses, dresses, kitchen stuff, a few electrics; most in good to never used condition.

  • Varagona Music Teacher & Lanlord

    Any instruments? I teach many low income students & am always on the look out for them, thanks... I'll try to come by anyway, best of luck with the sale!

  • No, no instruments, sorry... Unless you consider a vacuum cleaner musical!

  • Varagona Music Teacher & Lanlord

    Ha! Well, my cats certainly don't think so. ;-)

15 hours ago

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16 hours ago

Dining news: Le Colonial special; Taste of Latin America

...Taste of Latin America will take place Aug. 2-3 on the 3600 block of West Armitage Avenue ( at Central Park ); admission is free. Hours are 11 a.m.-10 p.m. on...

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...Every Wednesday, French-Vietnamese restaurant Le Colonial, 937 N. Rush St., offers a chef-selected date night menu where a twosome can enjoy a three-course...

...Bar Takito, an offshoot of Takito Kitchen, will open in August at 201 N. Morgan St., and will be a Latin inspired shared-plate concept drawing inspiration from Mexico, Central and...

...The Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark St., is expanding its annual Hot Dog Fest into a two-day event this year. The...

...the Pepper Route or both ( The Whole Enchilada ). Headquarters will be the Swedish American Museum, 5211 N. Clark St., with host restaurants located throughout the neighborhood. Tickets are $25 in advance, and $30 at...

...culinary event, kicks off Aug. 22, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Pioneer Court, 401 N. Michigan Ave., as a part of The Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival presented by MasterCard, which will take...

...the ground floor of the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel, a boutique hotel being developed at Madison Street and Michigan Avenue, across from Millennium Park. The first Chicago Shake Shack is set to open this fall...

16 hours ago

No Trader Joe’s for Logan Square Megamall, the Chain Grocer Says

The centrally located Discount Megamall at 2500 N. Milwaukee Ave. is being eyed by potential buyers, according to Ald. Scott Waguespack. But no deal has been struck.

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Hyde Park & Kenwood

Terraco manages a Trader Joe's in Evanston along with more than 100 other large lot markets. After several months of talks, Trader Joe's recently abandoned plans to set up shop on the northeast corner of Division and Honore streets in Wicker Park earlier this month.

The home at 1442 N. Astor St. has big bay windows, an open layout and updated vintage features.

Jul 21

Updated 16 hours ago

Increased loitering at Armitage/California

Does anyone know the story behind the group that's been hanging out with increasing frequency at California and Armitage? In front of the bank, and sometimes behind it. Young adults. They're not waiting for the bus...and have been hanging out a lot more often.

  • This is a perfect thread that people are concerned as to what's going on in there neighborhood. That's a good think as that is what EB. Is good for. There is a nescitty for these kind of programs. It's just a shame that so many people have the not in my backyard attitude. This place is meant to help young individuals become better people and will in turn make. For a better neighborhood .

  • Dhe

    Warning!!! Long and biased.

    To all my fine neighbors. I make no excuses for my position. As I stated, I am a home owner of 30 years. I have seen my neighborhood rise from what was once "Hooker Alley." We had prostitues 24/7 on Armitage and California. I was here...

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    Warning!!! Long and biased.

    To all my fine neighbors. I make no excuses for my position. As I stated, I am a home owner of 30 years. I have seen my neighborhood rise from what was once "Hooker Alley." We had prostitues 24/7 on Armitage and California. I was here when Tastee Freeze was a bonified dump. When the strip mall on corner of A&C was a used car dealership with an owner who harbored and supported drug use and prostitution.

    I have fought many, MANY, battles to better my neighborhood. Where Katakanas Restaurant now stands, was once a delapidated building housing a tire shop that conducted business on Mozart with no regard to the neighbors. Should I mention all the shootings and murders that took place in the area? When Mozart & Cortland had gang members boldly hanging on the corner and reeking havoc on the innocents.

    We, dear wife and I of 29 years, were burglarized twice, car broken into three times (Several years ago) our window broken from a stray bullet.

    I and SEVERAL neighbors met with Alderman Moreno to express our concerns over what could potentially happen. We were assured that, what we are now experiencing, would not happen.

    We (neighbors who met with Moreno) are very upset that the issues we voiced are now our reality!

    The facility only houses a small number of beds on a first come first served basis. So what are the rest who didn't get in to do the rest of the night.

    I am pro helping young men and women. My line of work involves this service. These "loiterers" are not from our neighborhood, they are bused in, yet we are left to deal with the after math that neither the Alderman nor the Director of LCN are dealing with.

    What to do??? What to do??

17 hours ago

Updated 17 hours ago

No water

3600 block of Wrightwood lost all water as of 6:30 this morning. It's not planned, they turned off our water on Monday from 8-4 with plenty of notice. Hopefully, this won't be long term. Meanwhile, there will be a few stinky people at work today. Thanks Chicago.

26 hours ago

Updated 17 hours ago

Gunshots near Wrightwood/Drake?

Around 9:30 this evening I heard a series of ~12 pops near Wrightwood and Drake. They occured within a 30 second time span, and they sounded too loud to be from a handgun, yet too infrequent to be fireworks.

Did anyone else hear the same?

  • Joe

    I heard it. It has been awhile since my military days but I did not react to it as trained, my initial thought was banging metal but I could be wrong.

  • Becca500 Reverse Commuter and Bike Rider

    I was sitting on a friend's porch literally at the corner of Wrightwood and Drake at the time you reference.

    It was 100% fireworks, pretty colors and all!

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