2 days ago

Updated 54 min ago

Drug Dealer on the Block

For the past several days I have seen a man repeatedly making drug deals outside my house and down the street. He walks down the block, passes someone, makes an exchange without stopping and continues walking. I am wondering what I can do about this. Who do I call? What is the procedure for addressing this whole keeping myself and family safe?
Thanks!

24 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Things to do with a visiting teenager?

My 15 year old niece is coming to visit from out of state and I was just seeing if there is anything neat people can suggest for me to do with her. I've taken her to all the museums in the past, and she's been down to the bean and what not a few times. She's into art and music, maybe there's all ages shows somewhere? An off the beaten path art gallery? She's only going to stay with me a day, and probably a mid-week day so most the street fests are out :( Thanks in advance!

  • Bonnie L. Braverman Logan Square Lover

    Milwaukee Avenue has great clothing stores for young folks. Take a stroll.

  • -Once when I was a teenager my boyfriend and I took a bus tour of the city as a date! We had an absolute blast. It was one of those for tourists, taking you around the city. But then, we were just two goofy kids. Maybe with an adult in...

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    -Once when I was a teenager my boyfriend and I took a bus tour of the city as a date! We had an absolute blast. It was one of those for tourists, taking you around the city. But then, we were just two goofy kids. Maybe with an adult in tow it wouldn't be as much fun.
    -Another fun thing is the Wendella Tours up the river and out into the Lake.
    -Lincoln Park or Brookfield Zoo is always interesting. Those can be fun especially the special exhibits.
    -How about north Michigan Ave. and lunch at the Signature Room (95th floor) in the Hancock? They used to have an inexpensive buffet up there and the view is fabulous, or you could go to the Cheescake Factory which is on the ground floor of the Hancock.
    -American Girl doll store?

11 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

New gym in Logan Square?

I recently saw what looked like a new gym getting ready to open a few weeks ago. On Fullerton, but for the life of me I can't remember near what cross street. Somewhere between the vicinity of Kedzie and Central Park. Anybody know anything about it? I can't seem to find anything online.

  • spacemanspiff lands on the distant planet Zokk!

    Don't know about that but I'd recommend xsport myself. Not the best gym ever but $30 a month is hard to compete with...

  • STUDIO 101 Dance Fitness, LLC. Dance Fitness Studio (ZUMBA FITNESS)

    HI There!

    We are officially open for business!!
    Please follow us on Facebook to see our schedule and prices!
    I have currently a $100 (30) day membership package unlimited classes. We don't only have dance fitness we also have core training on Tuesdays and Thursdays! https://www.facebook.com/Studio101Dance

    First Class is on us! Bring a friend I will give you another one free!

    Hope to see you soon!
    Veronica

  • Diddilysquat 5 year LS resident, Personal Trainer, Model

    Logan square fitness is an affordable option!

6 hours ago

The Top Five Things to Do in Chicago This Week

7/2 at 7. Free. Uncharted Books, 2620 N. Milwaukee. facebook.com/events/1018641381510048

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7/1–7/26. $25. Other Theatre Company at Strawdog Theatre. 3829 N. Broadway. theothertheatrecompany.com

7/4 at 7:30. $25–$73. Grant Park Music Festival, Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park, 201 E. Randolph. grantparkmusicfestival.com

7/3–8/1. Free. Rangefinder Gallery, 300 W. Superior. tamarkin.com/leicagallery/limbo

3 days ago

Updated 8 hours ago

Black kids bullying people / Sawyer and Bloomingdale

This just happened.Sawyer and Bloomingdale (very close to 606) 3 black kids 6-12 years approximately just got really close to me, one of them punched me really hard on my left leg, the other one started saying things while the third one asked if i had an iphone. They didn't stop following me until i was about to cross the street and a Lady from a car yelled at them to stop. I have lived in Logan square, i wonder what is happening to this nice neighborhood??

  • Brian what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point… were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

  • And IF! it does happen? we will be hearing it in the news...mother crying and saying "he was such a good kid, He wanted to be a lawyer and a doctor!" but where is she now?... then! she will be looking for a lawyer trying to sue anybody! for some...

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    And IF! it does happen? we will be hearing it in the news...mother crying and saying "he was such a good kid, He wanted to be a lawyer and a doctor!" but where is she now?... then! she will be looking for a lawyer trying to sue anybody! for some $$$.
    We are talking about kids confronting a unknown to them an adult female like that! What will be of them when they become adults? How do you think they will treat and respect women then? and you guys want to make excuses for them? well I hope they end up part of your family.
    The apple doesn't fall to far from tree, you get what you Breed!

2 days ago

Updated 10 hours ago

3 dead, 21 wounded in weekend shootings

...got into an argument with a neighbor in the backyard of a home in the 1900 block of North Rockwell Street about 3:03 a.m. Monday when he was stabbed in his chest, police said...

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Police said a 21-year-old man was walking in the 9900 block of South State Street when someone inside a passing vehicle fired shots, hitting the 21-year-old in the head.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene. Monday morning, the man was identified by the Cook County medical examiner's office as Martell L. Smith, of the 300 block of West 104th Street in Chicago. Police said no one was in custody in connection with the shooting.

About 7 p.m. Saturday, Eric Turner was standing outside his home in the 7300 block of South Dorchester Avenue when a person approached him, pulled out a gun and shot him in the chest...

The man, later identifed as Joaquin Rocha, was a passenger in a vehicle in the 4500 block of South Hermitage Avenue when someone in a passing SUV fired shots, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner's office.

Rocha, of the 4700 block of South Springfield Avenue, was driven to the University of Illinois Medical Center where he was pronounced dead just after 4 a.m., according to the medical examiner's office.

10 hours ago

The 10 Hottest Restaurants in Chicago Right Now

3213 W. Armitage Ave., 773-486-7465 Website

2339 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-227-5100 Website Next

2651 N. Kedzie Ave., 773-342-7040 Website

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953 W. Randolph St., 312-488-3062 Website Next

20 W. Kinzie St., 312-280-8882 Website Next

222 N. LaSalle St., 312-726-7777 Website

5009 N. Clark St., 773-209-3360 Website Next

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134 N. LaSalle St., 312-982-2977 Website Next

33 hours ago

Updated 10 hours ago

Contractor Needed for Deck Build-Out

Can anyone recommend a contractor to do a build-out on an existing deck? Specifically, I am looking to build planter boxes, benches, privacy screens, and possibly a pergola.

I have plans from a licensed landscape architect but have had a super difficult time getting contractors to follow through on giving estimates, etc. If you know of anybody who is reliable, reasonable, and does quality work - please let me know!

Thanks!

45 hours ago

Updated 10 hours ago

Top 100 Dangerous Cities in the US

So you might be surprised at the figures. And yes I know some think the CPD are cooking the books to make it look better. Still, they can't hide it all. And I checked many other websites to confirm the list because I don't know this website. I thought the analysis was good:

http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/neighborhoods/crime-rates/top100dangerous/

  • JElf Mpls Transplant

    The report on manipulation of crime statistics you are referring is this:
    http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/May-2014/Chicago-crime-rates/

    The data from this Neighborhood Scout website uses 2013 crime statistics from the FBI. Here is a quote from the investigation into the manipulation of crime reporting:
    "Take “index crimes”: the eight violent and property crimes that...

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    The report on manipulation of crime statistics you are referring is this:
    http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/May-2014/Chicago-crime-rates/

    The data from this Neighborhood Scout website uses 2013 crime statistics from the FBI. Here is a quote from the investigation into the manipulation of crime reporting:
    "Take “index crimes”: the eight violent and property crimes that virtually all U.S. cities supply to the FBI for its Uniform Crime Report. According to police figures, the number of these crimes plunged by 56 percent citywide from 2010 to 2013—an average of nearly 19 percent per year—a reduction that borders on the miraculous."

    I wonder where Chicago would have ranked in 2010.

  • I'm not surprised. Chicago isn't all that dangerous if you're not in a gang.

  • Erin Bahrt New resident

    Indianapolis is FINALLY being recognized as a dangerous city! I moved from their northern suburbs in February, so I am pretty aware of what was going on in terms of violence in the city...it was BAD. My family (mostly my grandmother) were all trying to persuade me to not move to Chicago because it is "so dangerous" and I couldn't help but point out that Indianapolis is even worse!

2 days ago

Updated 11 hours ago

STUDIO 101 is OFFICIALLY OPEN!!!

Need a fun work out? Join us everyday for some Dance Fitness!!
Find us on Facebook!! Special Package prices available!

  • Cherish Criswell Avondale artist

    How does one sign up for the first free class, through your website? Thanks!

  • STUDIO 101 Dance Fitness, LLC. Dance Fitness Studio (ZUMBA FITNESS)

    you can just show up ! Bring a friend and I will give you another class for free.......You cant beat that!!

    Today we have class at 6pm and 7:15pm

    See you soon,
    Veronica

12 hours ago

This Special Olympics Athlete Was BLOWN Away by Her Free Makeover

Soto, 22, trains for softball, basketball and floor hockey at Kosciuszko Park, 2732 N. Avers Ave., a Logan Square park that is one of 20 Chicago parks that participate in Special Olympics.

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During a makeover session with her mother at BLOWN by Bocaj, 3353 N. Clark St., the Special Olympics athlete was thrilled when owner Jacob Leatherman offered to add a bright pink hair extension to her new 'do.

12 hours ago

June LoganSquarist Meetup Recap: Owen & Engine

...next time for its July meetup from 7-9 pm on July 15 at Analogue (2523 N. Milwaukee Ave.) Analogue will offer a special $7 punch called Fair Warning with peach-infused Dolin Blanc...

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LoganSquarist’s monthly neighborhood meetup took place June 17 at Owen & Engine (2700 N. Western Ave.). The entire second floor was reserved for the meetup, and neighbors filled the cozy space...

2 days ago

Updated 12 hours ago

Found puppy

I found a small black puppy near the California Blue line stop this morning at around 9:30 am.

4 days ago

Updated 12 hours ago

Fireworks EVERY SINGLE NIGHT

Do the fireworks ever stop? I just moved to the neighborhood and I have heard BOMB like fireworks go off every single night. They make my apartment shake and my dogs start to cry in fear. I've lived here one month and love my apartment but this is bad enough that's it causing me to consider trying to move again. Awful.

  • JElf Mpls Transplant

    This is from another thread, but clearly beyond a nuisance:

    "Some boys pointed a gun at my husband last night and then ran off. He called down from our porch to stop lighting fireworks in our alley (btwn Sacramento and Richmond, N of Logan). Of the 4 boys they found 2, but nothing on them."

    Just because they are kids doesn't mean they aren't dangerous.

  • I'm sorry to hear that JEif. I guess we forget politely asking the fireworks to stop and just call 911. I called 3 times last night and it must have been the kids who pointed the gun at your husband. Rahm announced last night a crack down on illegal fireworks, it looks like the 14th district didn't hear about it. I'm calling the Luetenant today to ask him to step it up. Please call him today as well and report your incident.

2 days ago

Updated 13 hours ago

Police speeding down Altgeld

So I just saw two police cars speeding down Altgeld street. It looked like they were chasing someone. Anyone know what is going on?

  • Those "punks" have Parents, Neighbors and friends that attend these meetings as well if you are going to report them take the Beat Officer aside.

  • Douglas Raul Williams Family history in Logan Square since 1970

    606 would be a nice experience for them and you can also run or walk and get some exercise. Parsons would be a nice place to go for lunch or dinner and sit outside.

14 hours ago

Looking for a handy person to re-do a pantry after moving in stackable washer/dryer.

Old house, old shelving... but all had to be removed to move in unit. 1/2 of the pantry could be reclaimed. The old shelving could probably go back in. So needed: cutting and securing.I can do the re-painting,etc.
Thanks for your help.

14 hours ago

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2 days ago

Updated 14 hours ago

Temporary rental apartment

We are moving out of our house to do a gut rehab and are looking for a 6 month rental apartment to move into during the renovation. Move in Aug-Sept 2015, Move out Jan-Feb 2016. Any recommendations or leads are greatly appreciated. Thank you!

  • I have a 2bdrm in Portage park area, message me if that may work, thanks

  • I have a similar situation with my rental. The lease is 6 months but then month to month after that... open ended ...with a 2 week notice on the add'l months....so you might consider that to be on the safe side with the re-vov.

14 hours ago

Logan Square man charged with fatally stabbing neighbor

Police said Quispe-Trujillo was in the backyard of a home in the 1900 block of North Rockwell Street drinking alcohol when he and Campos began arguing about 3 a.m. Monday. During the argument, Quispe-Trujillo allegedly pulled out a large knife and stabbed Campos in the chest.

14 hours ago

Man Charged With Fatal Stabbing In Logan Square

Ruben Quispe-Trujillo, 24, faces a count of first-degree murder for the attack that happened about 3 a.m. Monday outside a home in the 1900 block of North Rockwell Street, according to Chicago Police.

16 hours ago

Logan Square man charged with fatally stabbing neighbor

Police said Quispe-Trujillo was in the backyard of a home in the 1900 block of North Rockwell Street drinking alcohol when he and Campos began arguing about 3 a.m. Monday. During the argument, Quispe-Trujillo allegedly pulled out a large knife and stabbed Campos in the chest.

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