1 hour ago

Updated 19 min ago

Bogus parking ticket in Logan Square

I got a ticket in the mail yesterday for $100 claiming I was parked on a bus stop on California Ave and Logan. I never park there. I have a text message thread on my phone from that day where I was meeting a client several blocks away from there to pick up a key from her..like literally within minutes of supposedly getting this ticket. I remember that day and I had no reason to be or park on California....

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I got a ticket in the mail yesterday for $100 claiming I was parked on a bus stop on California Ave and Logan. I never park there. I have a text message thread on my phone from that day where I was meeting a client several blocks away from there to pick up a key from her..like literally within minutes of supposedly getting this ticket. I remember that day and I had no reason to be or park on California. There is no picture printed on the ticket or online that I can see and obviously I never got a hard copy on my windshield. I'm contesting..not sure if I'll get anywhere as the only proof I have is some text messages setting up to meet with my client at that time. I suppose she can vouch for me but not sure if that even has any weight. Anyone gotten a similar ticket lately? Just wondering if a cop is running around giving bogus tickets or if maybe my license plate number got transposed or something with the actual car at fault. Really frustrating!

  • We live just off of California.

  • We recently got a bogus ticket for not having a city sticker. We had the sticker on our car and it was current. We tried to contest the ticket with a picture of our car with the city sticker on it, a copy of the city sticker receipt and a letter. However, they ruled we still needed to pay. Completely ridiculous.

  • There was a time a while back when I (and later came to find out several coworkers) got a ticket for illegally parking on a street about a mile from my place of work. In fact, we were all parked in a lot owned by our employer in back of...

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    There was a time a while back when I (and later came to find out several coworkers) got a ticket for illegally parking on a street about a mile from my place of work. In fact, we were all parked in a lot owned by our employer in back of our office building. It turns out a police officer was tying to make "quota" and went through our parking lot to get the info for the tickets.
    Once we figured out we were all victims, we brought it to the attention of a local policeman who had our "beat" downtown, and he took it to his superiors, vouching we all parked daily in the lot. The tickets were voided, but I never found out what happened to the officer.
    So, it does happen bogus tickets are written.

17 hours ago

Updated 33 min ago

Gun shots

Did anyone hear shots around logan blvd or Milwaukee? I want to call the cop but I don't hv any info apart from the possible sound.

  • There were some fireworks being shot off by a house party on Albany just south of Dickens last night; They had about two rounds of mortars and a few little bursts of firecrackers, but they weren't shooting off anything past 10PM.

  • Unfortunately, this morning was definitely gun shots

5 hours ago

Updated 56 min ago

Blue Can - Recycle Service

A quick neighborhood survey: How often does the blue cans get emptied in your neck of the woods?

As of late it's been erratic in my neighborhood--sometime up to takes 3 weeks to get collected. I call 311 and I am impressed that it gets picked up within a day or 2. Does anyone have insight why they don't come on a weekly basis? And how it can be set up to do so?

  • they seem to be coming if not every week, every other week near calf and armitage...but from time to time my blue bin disappears. it was gone for two weeks and then reappeared. weird.
    my neighbor next door does not have one at all.

  • Colette2 Calling Logan Square home since 1999

    The blue bins are supposed to be picked up every other week. Lately, it seems to take longer.

  • For me Blue Bin collection happens every other Friday afternoon.

26 hours ago

Updated 56 min ago

Tradespeople Recommendations in Logan/Bucktown?

Our move to Logan Square is approaching and it's time to start lining up trades people... anybody have recommendations for: wood floor refinishing, interior painting, cabinet refinishing, general handymen that service the Logan/Bucktown area?

1 hour ago

Updated 58 min ago

Tortoise Found

Some neighbors and I found a tortoise near Fullerton & Sawyer. I'm guessing it's a lost pet - please let me know if anyone recognizes it!

3 days ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Need to find a new home for my 2 cats

Hello,
So I need to find a new, loving home for my 2 cats. I have a newborn, a 3 yr old & just went back to work, keeping up with my fur babies is getting to be too much for me.

Monkey is a black, long haired boy. He's a sweetheart, loves to be loved. He is very lazy (but what cat isnt) and extremely friendly.
Buttons is a black/white short hair girl. She's also friendly and like to play.

I adopted them as kittens 5 yrs ago and would like to keep them together if possible.

Please email me if you're interested.

thanks

  • A homeless Man was beaten to death in Logan Square and I find it odd that two cats being rehomed is getting more of a response than the BEATING OF A HUMAN BEING TO DEATH...Logan Square you should proud of yourself.

  • You know we're in trouble when rogerparker says something that's both relevant AND true.

Aug 03

Updated 4 hours ago

Free Vintage Chicago Bricks

Approximately 1000 vintage Chicago Bricks
Wish I had a use for them, but I don't
Come and pick them up!
mitchellronit@gmail.com

thanks

4 hours ago

free: couple dozen vintage bricks

small pile of vintage bricks in the calf/armitage area. most are pieces but there are maybe a dozen or two whole vintage bricks if you have a project...PM me...free for the taking.

27 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Snow Removal Recommendations?

small lot...front/back and (I think it is called the 'gangway'?) down the side of the house to the alley. This past year made me reconsider getting a service!

3 days ago

Updated 6 hours ago

The 18 Best Pizzas In Chicago, 2014 Edition

Boiler Room is located at 2210 N. California Ave.

This article has 17 other Chicago locations (Show)

JB Alberto’s is located at 1326 W Morse Ave.

Lina’s Pizza is located at 3132 S. Morgan St.

Ceres Table is located at 3124 N Broadway.

Pizza Castle is located at 3256 W. 55th St.

Macello’s is located at 1235 West Lake Street.

Stella Barra is located at 1954 N Halsted.

Geneo’s is located at 2945 W. 59th St.

Pizza Art Cafe is located at 4658 N. Rockwell St.

Falco’s Pizza is located at 2806 W. 40th Pl.

Medici on 57th is located at 1327 E. 57th St.

Cleo's is located at 1935 W. Chicago Ave.

Floriole is located at 1220 W Webster Ave.

Fox’s Beverly Pub is located at 9956 S. Western Ave.

Santullo’s is located at 1943 W. North Ave.

Flo & Santos is located at 1310 S. Wabash Ave.

Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder Co. is located at 2121 N. Clark St.

Exchequer is located at 226 S. Wabash Ave.

  • Mary 17 year Bridgeport resident

    I'm not surprised Lina's was listed as one of the best. Their sauce is so good -- like the best of New Jersey and Baltimore. And the veggie is great for breakfast....all the food groups at a yummy taste.

  • Marla J. Martin 4400 Block of Paulina

    I think Spacca Napoli on Sunnyside and Ravenswood is by far the best. I'm disappointed that they aren't found here. If you haven't tried them, it's an experience not to be missed!

6 hours ago

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46 hours ago

Updated 7 hours ago

Donation pick-up?

Hi there, it seems that organizations that used to pick up at my house (near Kimball/Wrightwood) no longer do so. Full disclosure: I'm too lazy to drop off and like the tax write-off perk that comes with donation, so I am missing these pick-ups (VVA/Amvets/Purple Heart/Cancer Federation have all responded that they no longer pick up in my neighborhood). Anybody know of anything? If not I guess I resort back to Free Stuff (and accompanying flakes) on CL and the Mysterious Alley People and forgo my tax deductions.

  • LD

    thanks all - lots of options offered, maybe I donate stuff and get a tax break w/out much effort after all :)

  • I second donating to Howard Brown's "The Brown Elephant". They are a great organization here in Chicago.

29 hours ago

Updated 7 hours ago

Landscaper Recommendation

Hey all,

My landlord is looking for recommendations for someone who can come out and do simple yard work (mow the lawn, trim the hedges, etc). Anyone have any recommendations? Nothing too fancy, but must be able to bring their own equipment.

9 hours ago

27 hours ago

Updated 9 hours ago

Home cleaning service needed.

Can anyone give me a referral for quality and affordable home cleaning service? Recently moved here. I've tried a couple of larger companies (manic maids and merry maids) and not only they are overpriced but cleaning quality is subpar. Suggestions are much appreciated!

  • AMG

    Try doing a search on this site. It's been asked many times and our neighbors have given some great suggestions.

    good luck!

  • Grace Housekeeper

    I have many years of experience and many long time clients who would gladly provide referrals. I can provide you with a free estimate at your preferred date and time. Please feel free to call me at 773-858-0926

  • http://www.maidforchicago.com
    We use this group for our 2 bed 2 bath and 3 shedding dogs. Always get 2 ladies and we always have had excellent communication with the owner. He has come by a few times to check on their work. Very nice. Average price. Far above average cleaning.

13 hours ago

These nearby schools are looking for financial help on DonorsChoose.org:

  • Skype in Spanish!

    Ms. Alvarado is asking for $2351.88:
    My students need 10 Chromebooks.
    Monroe Elementary School Comment
  • Learning with Technology

    Ms. A. is asking for $2423.47:
    My students need 5 iPads to enhance student learning.
    Mozart Elementary School Comment
  • Getting Creative With Art and Literacy

    Ms. G. is asking for $200.46:
    My students need creativity supplies! Specifically, they need Sargent Art-Time Dough, construction paper crayons, and wooden craft letters.
    Goethe Elementary School Comment

13 hours ago

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