2 days ago

Updated 57 min ago

Man Charged With Shooting 17-Year-Old In Jefferson Park

Police said Pacheco, who lives in the 3100 block of North Springfield, was taken into custody without incident. He was scheduled to appear in bond court Thursday.

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The boy was standing outside about 4:45 p.m. in the 4900 block of North Milwaukee when someone, identified as Pacheco, got out of a silver minivan, fired a handgun, then drove away, police said.

The boy ran and collapsed nearby in the 5400 block of West Higgins, police said. Paramedics took him in critical condition to Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge.

    Man Charged With Shooting 17-Year-Old In Jefferson Park
    William Pacheco, 18, faces one count each of aggravated battery with the discharge of a firearm, possession of a firearm with a defaced serial number and possession of between 100 and 500 grams of cannabis, all felonies, according to Chicago Police.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

  • John and Vivian Residents of NW Side since 1959

    The connection between being a sanctuary city and the shooting is this: odds are the shooter is from another country and is here illegally. Your heart can bleed for these people, but there comes a time when we have to "put on the big boy pants" and face the harsh...

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    The connection between being a sanctuary city and the shooting is this: odds are the shooter is from another country and is here illegally. Your heart can bleed for these people, but there comes a time when we have to "put on the big boy pants" and face the harsh realities of life.
    Good or bad, we are a country of laws. This city's political elite and "do gooders" have chosen to break these laws in favor of an unknown. This unknown is in the form of a group of unverifiable immigrants. We don't know WHO they are, why they're here, their criminal background, nothing. Could be insurgents. We don't know. Just let them in and teach them to vote.
    Our political elect would rather appease and placate potential new voters than work with the people who originally got them elected.
    If the shooter is an illegal immigrant, chances are he'll be deported with no charges. That's probably up to his home country. Then he'll come back and do it again, just like what happened to Kate in San Francisco a few years back.
    San Francisco, being a sanctuary city, Kate's shooter came back (or was allowed back) many times.
    A very sad situation.
    So, the way I see it, that is the connection between the shooting in our community and Chicago being a sanctuary city.
    Sorry, everyone, for the lengthy explanation. Some may call it diatribe. I apologize to them too.

  • hmmmm,..

    "odds are the shooter is from another country and is here illegally"..

    "If the shooter is an illegal immigrant, chances are he'll be deported with no charges"

    John Vivian, if you really believe these 2 theories than i recommend you spend a little time researching facts instead of writing...

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    hmmmm,..

    "odds are the shooter is from another country and is here illegally"..

    "If the shooter is an illegal immigrant, chances are he'll be deported with no charges"

    John Vivian, if you really believe these 2 theories than i recommend you spend a little time researching facts instead of writing ridiculous fear mongering statements.

    Criminal court verdicts are public information. You will find that an over whelming majority of violent offenders in Chi (the ones who get caught & go to court) are US citizens.

    You will also find that our state penitentiaries hold non-us citizen violent offenders until their sentences are completed, then they get deported.

    If you want to share personal opinions, do so without using false information as a crutch.

    Also, if you're scared of illegal aliens committing violent crime against you, you might as well be scared of driving to the grocery store, because the chances of you dying in an auto accident (with another US citizen driver) on the way to the store is much greater.

    Stop fear mongering,.

    Don't apologize for a "lengthy explanation". You should apologize for spreading lengthy BS instead.

2 days ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Logan Square CVS To Close Next Month, Leaving Huge Lot Up For Grabs

LOGAN SQUARE — A huge parcel of land in Logan Square will soon be up for grabs when the CVS pharmacy at 2053 N. Milwaukee Ave. closes next month.

If it passes, the new zoning designation would apply to 2053-87 N. Milwaukee Ave. 2101-17 N. Maplewood Ave. and 2535-49 W. Charleston St.

If it passes, the new zoning designation would apply to 2053-87 N. Milwaukee Ave. 2101-17 N. Maplewood Ave. and 2535-49 W. Charleston St.

There is a Walgreens pharmacy just a few minutes away from the CVS at 2001 N. Milwaukee Ave.

    Logan Square CVS To Close Next Month, Leaving Huge Parcel Up For Grabs
    LOGAN SQUARE - A huge parcel of land in Logan Square will soon be up for grabs when the CVS pharmacy at 2053 N. Milwaukee Ave. closes next month. News of the closure prompted Ald.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

  • The solution is more trains, not less TOD.

  • Johnny Baths has the correct idea. Milwaukee needs to be a heavily traveled corridor for the expansion of Chicago, and has all of the infrastructure it needs, it just doesn't have enough trains during the rush hours.

4 hours ago

Saturday Story Time at City Lit

Wanted to pass along this to any parents in the neighborhood looking for something today do. We went for the first time this morning and it was a great experience. Our daughter, 21 months, had a great time meeting new kids and singing and playing along. Recommend to any other parents in the neighborhood who is looking for something to do while the weather is still winterish. Looks to be every Saturday at 10:30 am.

http://www.citylitbooks.com/event

30 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Anyone hear the loud car alarms in the morning that have been going off this week?

Idk if it's the same car or not, but for the past few days I've heard this incredibly loud car alarm go off at the crack of dawn waking me up way before my alarm. I could be exaggerating but it feels like it lasts for about 5 minutes before it stops. I live around california and palmer right in front of the police station. Anyone else hear this? so annoying

  • If you only heard this car alarm during the week days, it might be from one of those garbage trucks that come roaring down your block in the wee hours of the morning. I have a few apartment buildings on my block and they always use an independant waste removal...

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    If you only heard this car alarm during the week days, it might be from one of those garbage trucks that come roaring down your block in the wee hours of the morning. I have a few apartment buildings on my block and they always use an independant waste removal company to remove their trash and their garbage trucks do sound pretty loud. Or maybe its from someone driving down your block with their car stereo on full blast? You know the kind that has the deep bass on full and it seems like the windows in your home are vibrating from the music. Try to find out which car it is with the alarm blaring and ask them to turn off the shaker alarm on their car. That will solve the problem.

31 hours ago

Updated 7 hours ago

Update: Light at California and Diversey

Was wondering why this was not taking care of as of 5AM today (2/24) so, here is the response:

Bart, a work order has been submitted for fixing both the signal and sign.
The left turn lane is a bigger lift. That would require a traffic study - and also funding if it's found to be warranted (which it probably would). Typically such traffic studies are requested by the Alderman.

So, if everyone calls Scott Waguespack, maybe something will happen-...

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Was wondering why this was not taking care of as of 5AM today (2/24) so, here is the response:

Bart, a work order has been submitted for fixing both the signal and sign.
The left turn lane is a bigger lift. That would require a traffic study - and also funding if it's found to be warranted (which it probably would). Typically such traffic studies are requested by the Alderman.

So, if everyone calls Scott Waguespack, maybe something will happen- I just called - 773 248-1330,, You can also call Deb Mell, they both serve the intersection.

For those just seeing this now- the issues, two westbound lights at Diversey at California are askew, the sign about "Oncoming Traffic" has no been valid for years, and wouldn't it be nice to have a left turn signal for WB/EB traffic on Diversey at California.

Call the Alderman!

  • More: The traffic light was fixed this morning! The yellow sign pictured was not removed yet, I found out a different crew will indeed remove that and the order is in.

    Meanwhile, it is up to the rest of us to put pressure on the Alderman for a left turn signal on Diversey. So, make the call, and ask for at least a look at the traffic flow here.

  • MillieNeon Person

    I will call for that left turn signal. Got a Red Light ticket turning left off California there a couple of years ago.

  • Kelly B Beau & Milo's Mom

    Not sure if Scott Waguespack is taking a survey, but Deb Mell has a survey for the 33rd Ward for the Menu Fund Capital Improvement Program open until March 31st. You can specifically indicate this intersection for signal improvement. I did!

7 hours ago

Great move in move out help. Cleaning

We used Two Guys pre Cleaning.
Fantastic detail and very polite.
No rug shampooing or painting.
Great pre move in
Move out.
Even shower stove anf fridge.
773- 968 - 3883 . There names are John
Zilliox And Kevin Morris and They are local. Jony boy

4 days ago

Updated 8 hours ago

Hardwood floor refinishing

We are looking to refinish our hardwoods and are looking for recommendations. Thanks

  • Thanks for looking JC up on YELP; I never had. Yes, he tends to take referrals from customers. He may be 'old school' since he has been business for so long..but I"ll mention it.

  • Achilles Flaneur ear witness

    Also highly recommend JW flooring for all the reasons Kitty hop mentioned

44 hours ago

Updated 8 hours ago

State Rep WILL GUZZARDI wants Rent Control for Logan Square and Chicago

SunTimes editorial re flaws and abuses of rent control. Will Guzzardi proposed removal of state ban on rent control. http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/editorial-a-better-idea-than-rent-control-for-the-logan-squares/

    Editorial: A better idea than rent control for the Logan Squares
    Follow @csteditorials Rent control is not the answer. Chicago faces the very real problem of longtime residents being forced out of their homes by rapidly rising rents in increasingly desirable neighborhoods, such as Logan Square, Pilsen and Lincoln Square.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com
  • Guzzardi is familiar with rent control / rent stabilization in NYC, and its abuse. LA Times article about his parents and young Guzzardi making change from NYC life to Chapel Hill, NC in 1995. They "lived in a rambling, high-ceilinged, rent-stabilized apartment on the Upper East Side with their two...

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    Guzzardi is familiar with rent control / rent stabilization in NYC, and its abuse. LA Times article about his parents and young Guzzardi making change from NYC life to Chapel Hill, NC in 1995. They "lived in a rambling, high-ceilinged, rent-stabilized apartment on the Upper East Side with their two preteen sons. From Monday to Thursday, the boys sat down to dinner with the woman who looked after them while their parents were at work. The family spent time together only on weekends, which was frustrating, because Geffner and Guzzardi preferred the company of their children to that of most adults.
    So they decided to make a change that would improve the quality of all their lives. Peter Guzzardi accepted a job as editorial director of Duke University Press, they sublet their apartment, sold their weekend house on Shelter Island and moved to Chapel Hill, N.C." http://articles.latimes.com/2004/jun/13/entertainment/ca-avins13

    So, you qualify for Rent Stabilized (subsidized below market rate) apartment, yet OWN a weekend house on eastern Long Island, and able to hire full time nanny for the kids... And then SUBLET the rent stabilized NYC apartment even though you moved to NC?

    Chicago landlords in owner occupied small 2-4 unit buildings faced with big assessment & property tax increases, water bill surcharge for pension payments, new garbage fees don't need Guzzardi media sound bite for rent control abuse via yet another corrupt bureaucracy govt program. https://citizenvsmachine.wordpress.com/2017/02/08/who-controlled-will-guzzardis-rent/

  • no to rent control, does Guzzardi live in the real world? He just lost my support for anything he may ever run for.

17 hours ago

Updated 8 hours ago

Coming soon to former Red Lion Grill / Two Lions Grill / Cafe Pancho - Indian Kitchen

Saw a sign tonight while walking my pup, haven't seen it posted already though I was out of town for the last couple of weeks.

Despite the fact that I don't personally like Indian food much, I am excited to see something new go in there that's not another cocktail bar or "upscale latin" place (we already have Dos as well as the place that is replacing Catalpa for that) or "upscale Italian" (we have Ugo's and Osteria Langhe right next to each other).

I wish them great success! Hopefully they can stop the cycle of turnover at that location.

  • That sounds great. I live a good curry chicken over rice. Thanks for the update!

4 days ago

Updated 8 hours ago

Stink Bugs

I've seen a few of these of the past month or two. I called 311 to report them, which they have forwarded on to the Health Department.

https://www.facebook.com/chicagotribune/posts/10154603610863256

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2011/03/29/stink-bugs-spotted-in-chicago-area/

    Invasive stink bug spreads to more Illinois counties
    University of Illinois researchers say an invasive variety of stink bug is spreading in the state.
    http://www.facebook.com
  • John and Vivian Residents of NW Side since 1959

    Sandra, from what I've read, the best ways to get rid of the stink bugs is A)...Vacuum them off the surfaces they're crawling on. Or B)...get a bucket of dishwashing detergent. Mix the dishwashing detergent with water. Dawn Liquid seems to work best. Hold the bucket near the bug. I'd...

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    Sandra, from what I've read, the best ways to get rid of the stink bugs is A)...Vacuum them off the surfaces they're crawling on. Or B)...get a bucket of dishwashing detergent. Mix the dishwashing detergent with water. Dawn Liquid seems to work best. Hold the bucket near the bug. I'd use a coffee can of water and dishwashing liquid. Allegedly, the bugs will jump into the soapy water.
    Apparently, the idea is to KILL THE STINK BUGS without resorting to harsh chemicals.
    BTW...nobody seems to think that the bugs won't crawl out of the vacuum. Guess it depends upon the vacuum model.

  • JLM60 Visual Artist resident of Logan Square since 1986

    I have read that they often overwinter in household cracks and crevices. In severe infestations you can end up with hundreds in your house. Aside from the bad smell, crushing them will attract more. I will try the soap suds method. Also, you can try to locate the eggs on plants outside and destroy them before they hatch. Look for clusters of tiny eggs on leaves.

8 hours ago

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34 hours ago

Updated 8 hours ago

Check Out Gorgeous Photos Of The Congress Theater's Terra Cotta Facade

Last month, Nordstrom journeyed inside the theater, 2135 N. Milwaukee Ave., where he found a collection of old objects that he said tell the story of the tradesmen who built the movie palace in 1926.

    Check Out Gorgeous Photos Of The Congress Theater's Terra Cotta Facade
    LOGAN SQUARE - It's hard to tell just how intricately designed the Congress Theater's facade is from the street. So urban archaeologist Eric Nordstrom climbed the historic theater's scaffolding to get up close. What he found was incredibly detailed Italian renaissance-style terra cotta, featuring faces with "unsettling frozen" expressions, eagles and symbols, all of which left him awestruck.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

  • Gil Jimenez Private Investigator; IL concealed carry trainer

    These are gorgeous photos of this old movie palace. You would never see this level of detail from the street ... such beauty hidden in plain sight.

26 hours ago

Updated 9 hours ago

Sirens at Palmer and Drake around 5:30 am

Was woken up by a bunch of sirens blaring. I was worried there might be a fire so I got up and looked outside and there were several cop cars and a fire truck right on Palmer and Drake and then an ambulance showed up. Anyone know what happened?

14 hours ago

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    REMOVE AND INSTALL BASEMENT WALLS AND REMOVE PLUMBING FIXTURES IN BASEMENT ONLY/ REPLACE BRICK FACADE WITH NEW/REPLACE ENCLOSED PORCH WITH NEW METAL PORCH AS PER PLANS - DECONVERT FROM 8 DU TO ORIGINAL 6 UNITS

    1912 N. Whipple St. Issued February 23, 2017 Comment
  • Permit issued for wrecking/demolition

    WRECK AND REMOVE A 2 STORY FRAME MULTI UNIT RESIDENCE

    1653 N. Campbell Ave. Issued February 23, 2017 Comment
  • Permit issued for wrecking/demolition

    WRECK AND REMOVE A 2 STORY FRAME MULTI UNIT RESIDENCE

    1806 N. Mozart St. Issued February 23, 2017 Comment
  • Permit issued for electric wiring

    REMOVE THREE RRUS AND INSTALL SIX RRUS ON EXISTING CELLULAR SITE- ATT.

    3961 W. Belmont Ave. Issued February 23, 2017 Comment
  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    EXISTING 2 STORY BRICK RESIDENTIAL BUILDING W/BSMT - INTERIOR ALTERATIONS THROUGHOUT AS PER APPROVED PLANS & REPLACEMENT OF AN EXISTING ENCLOSED WOOD PORCH WITH NEW OPEN WOOD PORCH SAME SIZE AND LOCATION - PERMIT TO COVER CORNER BUILDING ON 2858 N HARDING/3937-43 W GEORGE ST, CHICAGO

    2858 N. Harding Ave. Issued February 23, 2017 Comment
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15 hours ago

Cragin Spring posted 2 photos to Flickr:

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  • Supplies for Science!

    Mr. DeBaz is asking for $338.25:
    My students need various supplies for class which include markers, erasers, pencils, Post-it pads, scissors, glue, a fossil kit, and meteorites to help teach science.
    Marine Leadership Academy Comment

2 days ago

Updated 16 hours ago

Are you missing the Homeowners Exemption?

I have had a number of clients recently who are not taking advantage of the Homeowner and Senior exemptions on their property tax. If you are a homeowner, this is one way to save on your property taxes and you might be due a refund for prior years.

http://illinoisestateplanning.blogspot.com/2017/02/are-you-missing-homeowners-exemption.html

    Are you missing the Homeowners Exemption?
    Over the past year, I have reviewed many clients' assets for tax and estate planning purposes and I have noticed some are missing a large tax exemption each year: their homeowners exemption (also known as Homestead Exemption). This exemption is given to property owners on their property tax bill.
    http://illinoisestateplanning.blogspot.com
  • Deb Karp Real Estate Professional

    The Certificates of Error need to be notorized. We have a notary in my office if anyone needs one.
    I just helped my client get $2000 back. She filed before we closed and she received the money last month. Do it!

  • Thanks for the info, Deb - since you are familiar with the process, do you know if I'm truly out of luck since I've moved? I'd ideally like to get the exemption on my current property and then also the last 2 years on my previous property (so years 2016, 15, 14... of course 13 if possible too).

28 hours ago

Updated 18 hours ago

Where To Celebrate Mardi Gras In Chicago Across The Neighborhoods

The Owl, 2521 N. Milwaukee Ave.

This article has 13 other Chicago locations (Show)

Jerry's, 5419 N. Clark St.

Remedy, 1910 N. Milwaukee Ave. 

Gale Street Inn, 4914 N. Milwaukee Ave. 

aliveOne, 2683 N. Halsted St. 

Trader Todd's, 3216 N. Sheffield Ave. 

Oyster Bah, 1962 N. Halsted St.

Jerry's, 4739 N. Lincoln Ave.

Brando's Speakeasy, 343 S. Dearborn St. 

Untitled Supper Club, 111 W. Kinzie St.

Crew Bar and Grill, 4804 N. Broadway 

Carnivale, 702 W. Fulton St. 

Estelle's, 2013 W. North Ave. ​

Easy Bar, 1944 W. Division St. 

    Where To Celebrate Mardi Gras In Chicago Across The Neighborhoods
    CHICAGO - Looking for some Mardi Gras-themed fun this week? We've rounded-up more than a dozen options to get your fix. Here is our list: BUCKTOWN Remedy, 1910 N. Milwaukee Ave. Remedy will be giving away free king cakes and tarot card readings. Drink specials include: select beers for $2-$3 and hurricanes for $7.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

  • Uptown Arts Council Director: Uptown Arts Council - Jeffrey Littleton

    I miss New Orleans, the city I became an artist. Eight years...eight carnivals, the Krewe du Vieux, the MOMs Ball, the long days on the neutral ground,the fevered pitch at the stroke of midnight on Mardi Gras Day.

    There was a time I too thought is was a mere Bacchanal,...

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    I miss New Orleans, the city I became an artist. Eight years...eight carnivals, the Krewe du Vieux, the MOMs Ball, the long days on the neutral ground,the fevered pitch at the stroke of midnight on Mardi Gras Day.

    There was a time I too thought is was a mere Bacchanal, drink specials, beads, Spring Break-like with a theme. There is no cultural equivalent in the rest of Protestant North America, I can't do it justice, there is only one way to know.

    "It has been said that a Scotchman has not seen the world until he has seen Edinburgh; and I think that I may say that an American has not seen the United States until he has seen Mardi-Gras in New Orleans."

    Mark Twain - Letter to Pamela Moffett, 9 and 11 March 1859

23 hours ago

Move-In Cleaning Service

Hi all! Can anyone recommend a good move-in cleaning service? Thank you!

23 hours ago

Looking for parking

Looking to rent a parking spot somewhere near Kimball and Belden. Anyone know of anything available?

3 days ago

Updated 25 hours ago

Any update's on (not) Ronny's?

I live quite close to the formerly-known-as Ronny's and have been watching the exterior progress for some time. Not much has been going on lately so I assume they're working inside right now. I haven't seen any updates on here lately — does anyone know what the most recently updated timeline is? Or have any more info on the concept?

  • @Loganparkcat in the thread mentioned by Meredith, Pete mentions that they are finished with the kitchen so I assume there will be food! :D

  • Bee_Kay, where did you hear it's going to be a health focused spot? I'll be there if it is, but more so hoping it's closer to whisky tavern / upscale bar food spot...

28 hours ago

Where To Celebrate Mardi Gras In Chicago Across The Neighborhoods

The Owl, 2521 N. Milwaukee Ave.

This article has 13 other Chicago locations (Show)

Jerry's, 5419 N. Clark St.

Remedy, 1910 N. Milwaukee Ave. 

Gale Street Inn, 4914 N. Milwaukee Ave. 

aliveOne, 2683 N. Halsted St. 

Trader Todd's, 3216 N. Sheffield Ave. 

Oyster Bah, 1962 N. Halsted St.

Jerry's, 4739 N. Lincoln Ave.

Brando's Speakeasy, 343 S. Dearborn St. 

Untitled Supper Club, 111 W. Kinzie St.

Crew Bar and Grill, 4804 N. Broadway 

Carnivale, 702 W. Fulton St. 

Estelle's, 2013 W. North Ave. ​

Easy Bar, 1944 W. Division St. 

2 days ago

Updated 32 hours ago

Helicopter circling

Humbolt/Sacramento to cortland to armitage for the past 15 minutes any idea what's going on?

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