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Man charged with arson in Logan Square fire

Isaiah M. Camacho, 18, has been charged with felony aggravated arson of a building while knowing that someone was in a building in connection with the fire in the 3500 block of West Palmer Street, police said in a release.

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Camacho, of the 4700 block of West Deming Place, entered the building and set fire to it, police said.

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New to the area, just saying hi.

Hi, I moved here in Sept. I'm 28. I'm shy so I thought this would be a good way to introduce myself. Unsure what else to say so I'll leave it at this and wish you all a wonderful Wednesday.

  • tell us what you like and are interested in (kids? pets? hobbies? gardening? organic food? ) and you'll get an earful of suggestions of places to go and things to do.

  • Heya! I moved here from FL last year myself, how are you liking it so far? :) Ironically I am also 28 and fairly shy! haha.

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Looking for foster home for kittens

I have 3 friendly kittens in my yard. Looking for someone to house them and socialize them while we look for a home for them. I'm full up on cats already or I would take them in. They appear to be about 3 months old. They are very playful and seem healthy.

  • Thanks, Kat. The mom's in PR's TNR crosshairs.

  • So great to see how quickly the kittens were spoken for! I didn't even have to go through my usual phases of denial and eventual regretful acceptance of the fact that I really couldn't take on a second cat.

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A neighborly opinion

Just wanted to see if those of you with experience dealing with neighbor/pet issues can offer some advice. My downstairs neighbors are young guys who moved in earlier this year. They have a cat and said that they are now letting their cat (who was never an outdoor cat before) go outside by himself. While I personally don't agree with keeping cats outdoors in the city and would never let my own kitty out, it's not my cat and therefore...

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Just wanted to see if those of you with experience dealing with neighbor/pet issues can offer some advice. My downstairs neighbors are young guys who moved in earlier this year. They have a cat and said that they are now letting their cat (who was never an outdoor cat before) go outside by himself. While I personally don't agree with keeping cats outdoors in the city and would never let my own kitty out, it's not my cat and therefore not really my choice.

The issue I'm having is that this cat seems to not be too content about its new situation, especially with the weather being what it is, and slips into the building every chance he gets. He's spent several nights in another neighbor's apartment who felt bad for him and I have let him briefly into mine (after he followed me inside). He and my kitty didn't get along so out he went.
This morning he was meowing outside my door in the back stairway (probably got in while I was going in and out doing laundry yesterday).

So I guess I'm not sure which side of the intervention line this falls. Do I secretly find this cat a nice home with more doting owners, do I ignore the situation? Just want to get some objective opinions :)

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  • @Loganparkcat That's ok, I don't think I said anything inflammatory about them. In fact that's why I thought I'd get some input before taking action or not. I hope it's sort of clear from my post that I don't think they're bad people. They seem like nice guys, but they're...

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    @Loganparkcat That's ok, I don't think I said anything inflammatory about them. In fact that's why I thought I'd get some input before taking action or not. I hope it's sort of clear from my post that I don't think they're bad people. They seem like nice guys, but they're also young. I disagree with some of their choices in pet caretaking, but I wouldn't ever take it upon myself to insert myself into the situation if this cat didn't literally walk into my life/apartment and make it kinda hard to ignore, you know?

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1700 Block of Drake

My Husband, Daughter and I took a walk the other day and found a house we would like to purchase on the 1700 block of Drake, about 6 blocks form our current home on the North side of Armitage. Please let me know what your thoughts are in that particular block and the area in general. I have lived in Logan, Armitage/Kedzie area since 2000 but, before making a purchase, we would like to hear more about the general feeling of the area, especially now that we have a young child. Thanks in advance for anything that you might have to offer, I appreciate it!

  • bigsneakertees Owner of www.bigsneakertees.net

    Gangbanger heaven

  • Janelle, have you looked at the area just north of Logan Blvd, nice residential streets, plenty of parking, close to Blue Line and expressway, many young families in my neighborhood, I am just north of Diversey & West of California. My nephew used to be a police officer in this district and told me this is the safest in the district. He is now a fireman. Many nearby parks, shopping, restaurants w/o the congestion. Best wishes to you and your family.

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Did you lose a young cat, black with white markings?

There is a little lost kitty in the courtyard of my building. A neighbor is attempting to get him/her inside for the night. Is anyone missing a young black cat with some white marks? It is lost in the area east of Kimball and south of Milwaukee. I didn't want to take a picture because it might have scared her away. Looked clean and timid, like someone's pet. If you've lost your little one and the description fits, please post a pic and I'll let you know if it looks like the same cat.

4 hours ago

Couch for sale

Three year old couch from Roy's, bought new and in good condition. 100 bucks. Holler if you are interested

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Cops/Ambulance by Parts & Labor?

Around 8pm tonight there were multiple cop cars and an ambulance blocking Sawyer next to Parts & Labor. Does anyone know what happened?

  • There was a fist fight and some sort of injury. One man was taken away in an ambulance another in a paddy wagon. I didn't see it all go down but was inside Parts & Labor at the time.

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Man dies months after motorcycle hit by vehicle on Northwest Side

Roman, of the 5800 block of West Melrose Avenue, died from injuries suffered in the crash early June 14 in the 3500 block of West Fullerton Avenue, the medical examiner’s office determined following an autopsy Wednesday.

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Roman, of the 5800 block of West Melrose Avenue, died from injuries suffered in the crash early June 14 in the 3500 block of West Fullerton Avenue, the medical examiner’s office determined following an autopsy Wednesday.

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Dog found

M:y husband found this dog this morning. He doesn't have a collar and is not neutered. He's safe now in our yard, but we will need to call Animal Control later this afternoon as we have two dogs of our own that are rather territorial. Please message me if this is your pup!

  • I saw no assumptions above. The combination of both not fixing your dog and letting him get loose makes you part of the problem and in need of a little shaming imo.

  • glad this pooch is back home and safe

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High Quality window replacement contractor for vintage building

Unable to find the name of and link to a high quality window replacement contractor someone recommended 3+ weeks ago. It was a small shop in or near Logan Square. The contractor's site was extremely informative, eco-friendly, providing authentic repairs/replacements that meet qualifications for historic districts.

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El Stops with Only One Exit?

Recent renovations to the California blue line stop have made it painfully clear that the CTA never intended to improve the actual functionality of the station. While thinking about the potential hazard of having only one conduit from the ground to each platform (a possible choke point, and the danger of having to cross California with no crosswalk), I got to thinking: how many El stops are there out there that have only one entrance / exit to each platform?...

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Recent renovations to the California blue line stop have made it painfully clear that the CTA never intended to improve the actual functionality of the station. While thinking about the potential hazard of having only one conduit from the ground to each platform (a possible choke point, and the danger of having to cross California with no crosswalk), I got to thinking: how many El stops are there out there that have only one entrance / exit to each platform? I cannot think of another north side blue line stop that does, but maybe my memory isn't so good. Are there red line stops with only one entrance / exit?

If any of us want to petition the CTA about this at some point in future, it'd be useful to recognize how rare this phenomena is.

  • ch1cag0rob 10+ year Logan Square resident.

    LOL. The "Taj Mahal" station at Roosevelt. I love it. I have to assume that the Roosevelt station is greatly influenced by the Bears and Soldier Field. That's the station tons of people get off / on for games and concerts.

  • Alya A. Bucktown to Logan

    The station at Roosevelt also connects three lines, which only happens one other place outside the loop that I can think of.

    As was said above, short of demolishing buildings/spending millions of capital the CTA does not have, unfortunately making each station accessible is just not in the cards right now.

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Homeless building camp in empty lot

Two homeless men have built a small shanty town in an empty lot nearby. What is the most reasonable course of action? I'm not looking to be an inhuman jerk but it's also not a great thing for the neighborhood.

  • As someone who worked in mental health services with the chronically mentally ill in the 80's and 90's I agree with a lot of what ch1ca0rob says. Unfortunately, though, what is needed for many of these people is the kind of hospital treatment that de-institutionalization has rendered all but extinct....

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    As someone who worked in mental health services with the chronically mentally ill in the 80's and 90's I agree with a lot of what ch1ca0rob says. Unfortunately, though, what is needed for many of these people is the kind of hospital treatment that de-institutionalization has rendered all but extinct. As a result a great many mentally ill people end up on the street or in jail or prison rather than in a facility where appropriate treatment could be administered. So-called patient advocates argued that long term hospitalization was against the best interests of the chronically mentally ill but I would argue that abandoning those whose illnesses cause them to lack the judgement and wherewithal to seek appropriate treatment to the streets or our penal system is far more inhumane.

  • ch1cag0rob 10+ year Logan Square resident.

    Terry, agreed. I worked in an inpatient mental hospital and my stepdad was a head psychologist in the forensic unit at the Elgin state facility. Long-term inpatient care used to be the ideal, but budget cuts have slashed that ideal. Given the current reality, the only solution I can think...

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    Terry, agreed. I worked in an inpatient mental hospital and my stepdad was a head psychologist in the forensic unit at the Elgin state facility. Long-term inpatient care used to be the ideal, but budget cuts have slashed that ideal. Given the current reality, the only solution I can think of is to keep prodding the chronically homeless / mentally ill into seeking treatment (or ending up in jail, where the conditions are arguably better than being under the viaduct at Fullerton). When they set up "camp" somewhere, get the cops to nudge them out. And keep doing it.

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