27 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Lost kitty

My indoor cat, named Animal, escaped sometime yesterday afternoon/evening. He is microchipped but does not have a collar. He does not hear well so we are concerned about his ability to survive outside. He has blue eyes and his fur is a grey/lilac tabby pattern with white underbelly and feet. He is a very friendly cat but can be skittish at times.

He is the best with our toddler. Please keep your eyes out for him today!

  • if there are other cats out there they may be between him and your house...try circling you block slowly and calling him...look for him to be hiding crouched between houses, under bushes...your presence may scare off the neighborhood cat/s and give him cover to run home or come to you....cats who have no experience outside can get traumatized...and the longer he's out there the more disoriented he will get..

  • Do put some flyers, too. Good luck.

3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Fantastic local photographer!

A few weeks ago, I asked EB about recommendations for a local photographer. There were numerous suggestions and, for many reasons, I chose Jennifer Shaffer off Fullerton and Milwaukee. We had a wonderful session this morning! My clan is a handful and she was amazing with my three year and six month old boys. Not only can she handle kids, but it was clear that she is a skilled, knowledgeable and talented photographer. As the holidays draw near, I highly recommend Jennifer for your family pictures.

  • I am feeling the love! Thank you for the opportunity to photograph your beautiful family! Milli - stay tuned, I am sending you previews soon!

  • another reason why we need a list of service providers who live in the neighborhood.

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Great Electrician in Logan

I just had a porch light installed and a ceiling light installed where there were no lights before. I got two quotes, one from Urban Power at $1700 (for a five hour two person job!) and one from Bright Sparks at $410. Guess who I chose? We actually almost got busted because the city inspector was investigating something next door, but he popped his head in and saw the work was to code and said because "times were tough" he'd...

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I just had a porch light installed and a ceiling light installed where there were no lights before. I got two quotes, one from Urban Power at $1700 (for a five hour two person job!) and one from Bright Sparks at $410. Guess who I chose? We actually almost got busted because the city inspector was investigating something next door, but he popped his head in and saw the work was to code and said because "times were tough" he'd let it slide. Minimal wall damage (no cuts in my ceiling!) and cleaned up well after the job was done. I have no relation to the company, found them on Yelp and used them because they were baseda few blocks from me. Highly recommend Alex and his crew.

  • G

    Wow if you think those are great prices, I could only imagine what you would think of the electrician I hire for $25/hour.

  • My last guy was $15/hour but sadly moved away. Still, $410 for the equivalent of 9 man hours plus materials is more than reasonable in my book.

Oct 23

Updated 6 days ago

Anyone know Juan LLapa?

This morning I found a state ID w/ a bunch of business cards (most in Spanish) -- either fell out of a pocket or tossed out of a wallet. Further down the block I also found his RTA ventra card. Found these on the 3000 block of Spaulding, but ID address has him 49XX St. Louis. PLease PM me -- I will be turning them over to Liz at the 14th District CAPS office.

  • Loulu Me

    Thanks but if you can't find him than yes turn it all in to your local police station. Thanks for trying!

  • This is a good idea as, who knows, he could have been a crime victim whose wallet was stolen.

Oct 20

CNC Machinist Openings?

Can anyone recommend any businesses or machine shops looking for CNC operators? My boyfriend is new to town with over 6 years experience at large corporations such as Caterpillar as a CNC machinist and looking for something new that hires in at over minimum wage and isn't past the airport. Any recommendations or experiences/tips any else has for looking for a position as such?

Oct 16

Updated Oct 19

Job boards or apps for the area?

I'm not sure if this is breaking any rules of Every Block but I was wondering if anyone knows of a good website to see jobs in just our area besides Craigslist? It's been a while since I've had to look for a new one and I'm have trouble with it. I'm open to anything so if anyone knows of any little places I might be missing as well in the Avondale and surrounding areas (I have clerical, retail and manager experience.) I would be forever grateful!

  • Indeed.com, careerbuilder, shiftgig.com are a couple I've used on my recent job hunt. You can also go directly to any large company's websites, like Macy's, Target, Starbuck's, Whole Foods, etc. and check out their career pages. I mention some of those partly because it's the time of year when some...

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    Indeed.com, careerbuilder, shiftgig.com are a couple I've used on my recent job hunt. You can also go directly to any large company's websites, like Macy's, Target, Starbuck's, Whole Foods, etc. and check out their career pages. I mention some of those partly because it's the time of year when some of them are looking for seasonal positions which might, no guarantees, but might, turn into permanent ones after the holidays. Whole Foods will be opening several stores in the next few months.

    Avoid simplyhired.com. They don't update their lists in a timely manner.

  • Koren Tracey Avondale Animal Lover. Avid Foodie.

    Tom G, the things I am looking into are receptionist positions within an office setting or for a veterinary clinic or medical. (I am taking the medical route in school and have animal experience as well as clerical.) Anything with retail too, I do have manager experience. I have tried Indeed, I like that one the best. Monster, careerbuilder etc have all just given me headaches with emails for job openings that don't apply to me even after I have the settings changed. Thank you everyone for the suggestions!

Oct 12

Updated Oct 15

Lost Pekingese type black

Found at cortland and Sacramento message for details

Apr 28

Updated Oct 12

Masonry Companies

I am in charge of finding a reputable Masonry company for my building association. They need to be licensed, bonded and insured and it's a big project. After talking to few different local companies prices are everywhere? Any advice? Thanks!

  • KPG Logan Square resident since 1987

    We recently had two courtyard condos done by a company called Nairco. They don't list on Angie's List, etc. but they do major restorative work. They were recommended by a structural engineering company who consulted us on the job and bid process. They supervised Nairco through the whole job, and they said Nairco did a great job. And they were reasonably priced:) Their website is naircoinc.com

  • McDonald Construction Micheal McDonald 773 203 3019

Sep 03

Updated Oct 12

Masonry recommendation

Need a recommendation for someone who can powerwash the paint off my brickwork and redo any damage, as well as patch up my chimney. If anyone can recommend a masonry company please let me know, thanks!

  • Be careful with powerful power wash on bricking...it can damage the bricks big time. Look up tuckpointing on the web and see that they warn against it..
    Also, Angie's List is not reliable...they are 'pay for play' right now and their reviews may not be what you think, but some company spending the money to advertise with them. Also, they don't really do much if you have a bad experience or are over charged in the end; I know of what I speak.

  • Mcdonald construction licensed and insured over 23 years from jefferson park mike mcdonald 773 203 3019

Oct 10

Updated Oct 10

Boil Water Advisory on 2600 Kimball

Just saw a notice posted to my front gate that everyone on Kimball from Drummond to Wrightwood should boil all of their drinking water until further notice. What a way to start the weekend! Has anyone called for more information? Any ideas on when the water will be deemed safe to drink again?

  • Milli 3 year Logan Square resident

    Ew, Joe. I had the boil advisory on Wrightwood and Central Park. Sounds like you have/had a true break. I always did have to run my faucets for 10-25 min to get rid of the sludge after every water shut off, but it never stuck around and was non existent when we had our advisory. It took us about 48 hours to get ours lifted but our advisory was a mere precaution until test results came back clear.

  • Joe

    They said there was an unplanned break, so hopefully it is truly 48 hrs or less and not 48 business hours

Oct 07

Updated Oct 10

Richmond and Logan Blvd.

Does anyone know why there were at least 5 cop cars on Richmond near Logan (south of the boulevard) on Sunday morning?

  • Gil Jimenez Private Investigator; IL concealed carry trainer

    if police were called, it is a public record. re-publication is not a privacy violation if the details do not exceed what was reported to police.

  • I think we can all read between the lines here. It was probably a domestic incident, and Andrew isn't worried about any privacy violations, he just doesn't want to air his neighbors' dirty laundry on EB.

Sep 24

Updated Oct 08

What's that wonderful smell?!

Quick question for anyone living near the Addison blue line. I live near the intersection of Addison and Lawndale and for the past week we have smelled something sweet..sort of cinnamon smelling in the air that smells amazing. Are there any new bakeries that are closer than sugar hills because I know it's not that one being it's so far down the road. I know this is a long shot but I'm just curious.

  • Carter O'Brien lager beer rioter

    Just joking that it is at least quasi-commercial food production.

  • Koren Tracey Avondale Animal Lover. Avid Foodie.

    I have not a clue. I thought it may be Sugar Hills traveling this far or Olive Garden desserts as well, but I'm unsure. I know for a fact its not Subway. Haha. It just smells wonderful and I wish I could find out why, perhaps its just someone baking, who knows. My search still continues!

Oct 05

Updated Oct 07

Police activity

Does anyone know what was happening on Irving Park and Elston? I was driving home and I was not allowed to continue on Elston and had to turn off onto Monticello. It looked like cops were taking statements.

  • Pat Clark Former Independence Park Farmers Market Manager

    What time and what day did this happen, Liz?

  • kelly the one w/the friendly, black pit bull :)

    Time??

  • Liz 28 year resident--daughter of building owner

    This was Sunday evening around 9 or just before 9.

Oct 05

Updated Oct 06

Creative moms?

I'm looking for creative/artistic moms in the community that I can touch base with about all things art and all things kids. I have a 3-year-old that loves conversations, the color red, painting, crafts, and superb manipulation.

  • Chandler Logan Square Resident

    I have a 4 year old and a 2 year old and We love all things art ! Although the only art I am dealing with recently is finger paint and fake eyeballs . My art conversation might be a little rusty and unsophisticated at first ;) I'm open to connecting . I live right near the brown sack restaurant . Chandler211@gmail.com

  • Kristine Cloud 30 year resident of North Center

    Hey, creative moms, my husband & I are moving out to OIP and we'd love to give you or anyone else the curtains that were in the house - they could be used to make fantastic costumes or forts! Please email me at raisedbyvirgos@comcast.net.

Oct 05

Garage Sale!

Large Yard Sale!!!!!

- Clothes
- Winter Coats
- Shoes
- Kitchenware
- Books
- Games
- Luggage
- Electronics

3507 West Diversey. Sunday 11am-5pm

Sep 25

Updated Sep 30

Gang Graffiti at Kimball and Spaulding

Our area got hit with gang tags last night. My neighbor tells me it's directed at the drug dealer living at 3301 G Schubert Ave. Last night, there was an ambulance and police called - does that have anything to do with this?
Please help by contacting Yvette, the CHA housing supervisor at 1 (773) 276-3393. Give her the address of the units and building affected. She takes all of the complaints. Please contact graffiti busters as well.

  • having just moved to the area, i find the pictures helpful in discerning what's gang-related and what's just a bunch of bored kids with spray paint. is there a good place to go online that covers the basics of chicago gang graffiti w/o sharing/spreading new photos?

  • Jorniskus Gandhi 14 year resident of Logan square armitage and cali

    Hey city April go to chicagogangs.org

Sep 28

Fall Fest Fundraiser for Athletic Field Park

Save the dates, please. 10th annual Fall Fest. Oct 11-12 at Athletic Field Park, 3546 W. Addison. Ponies, Pumpkins, Petting Zoo, Food Trucks, Music and More at reasonable prices too! Sponsored by your neighbors and volunteers on the Athletic Field Advisory Council. (AFAC). We're also looking for community members that would like to volunteer and give back to their neighborhood. Visit www.athleticfieldpark.com for more info

Sep 27

Huge side walk sale Logan Square/Palmer Square

Multi Family Side Walk Sale... 2100 N Kedzie 9/27-9/28 Lots of stuff for .50cents come one come all...

Sep 20

Updated Sep 22

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!

Sep 18

Found Ventra card

I found a Ventra Card on Fullerton (northeast corner) at Kedzie. It was laying on the sidewalk in front of apartment building. I believe the number on door said 3142 Fullerton. This is a debit MasterCard so someone please give me the number on it to claim it.

Sep 07

Updated Sep 16

Seeking house cleaner recommendation

Any recommendations for an independent or small-business house cleaner who would be willing to clean my one-bedroom LS apartment once a month?

  • Andrea :)

    I have just been on yelp looking up cleaning services! How much do your gals charge per hour?
    Vmaids seems dodgy and Manic maids seems expensive.

  • Would like to hear what you pay these recommended cleaners to clean your homes.

Sep 15

Updated Sep 15

Lost Keys on Logan Blvd

I have a set of keys that were found in front of 3033 Logan Blvd by the drivers side of a dark red Honda CRV. Thinking they probably belong to the owner of the car. A very nice skateboarder found them and gave them to me as I was walking my dog!

Pls contact me of you are the person or know them.

Mimidesigns9@gmail.com

Sep 11

Updated Sep 14

Heavy Duty Parents Beware: Cement Saw Left Running Unattended

This saw was left unattended with the blade going around at high speeds next to a side walk near homes with young children, a day care, and an elementary school! Who is accountable this time? This complete negligence could seriously Injur a child! The Department of Water Management or the Subcontractors? Chicagoans

Sep 11

Updated Sep 13

Someone setting off m80s/dynamite near Spaulding and Schubert

Anyone else hear this/feel the explosions? I am LIVID that someone is doing this in general but today of all days!? NOT FUNNY. I called 911. Did anyone else hear this or have a better idea of where it might be coming from? PLEASE call 911 if you hear these explosions or see anyone setting this stuff off.

  • Poppyboy: I can be abrasive I know this...don't care..I'm just amazed that people don't realize that what is "normal" for them is not the norm for others. Most of the "problem" post could be solved with common sense. Realize you walk amongst others that care not for you or your belongings the better of you are.

  • Hey, OP. Don't de-neuter 9/11 for Americans with your aghastment over noise made by other people celebrating, or blowing off steam and doing things differently. They probably are not even aware that the day means anything any longer because it has been forced down our throats as a sticking point...

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    Hey, OP. Don't de-neuter 9/11 for Americans with your aghastment over noise made by other people celebrating, or blowing off steam and doing things differently. They probably are not even aware that the day means anything any longer because it has been forced down our throats as a sticking point for false flag wars and the heralding of a new era controlled by the money our security industrial complex has managed to make off of it. I've used the day of sorrow and my never forgetting in reminding people that this was all made possible by U.S. corporate interest and the CIA funding that Reagan signed off on which created these monsters in the first place back when we were still trying to contain Communism.
    P.S. 9/11 is also the day that Pinochet began killing and tortured his own people in a CIA funded Henry Kissinger orchestrated coup.

Sep 10

Updated Sep 12

Lost Male Tuxedo Cat

Hi everyone, last night (9/9/14) my black and white tuxedo cat, Klaus, got out of my house on Lyndale just west of California. He is neutered and not microchipped, has a black nose with a black mark under his nose. Klaus has a small cyst on his left shoulder. Klaus is VERY FRIENDLY and will probably come when called. Please let me know if you see him or manage to grab him.

  • Oh, good for him and thanks to you!! I was just going to message you that PAWS might be a good place got low cost chip. 26th Street has a clinic open @ 9, mostly for vaccines but I got my dog chipped there. You do have to pay the chip peeps to register the number to yourself. Again, good job!

  • Rachel Sehr Schön Logan Square resident, animal advocate, cycling...

    Thanks! Yeah, I'm probably going to bring him to tree house since I'm a very active volunteer and also in a low cost zip code for them. PAWS is sort of a hike. Thank you so much for all of your tips!

Sep 05

Updated Sep 12

Samples of Water Left Just Sitting Out in Street

Does this seem crazy to anyone else? These are samples taken of water for the lab to test its suitability for our consumption. They were left in the street after the workers on the Wrightwood line were done for the day. Anyone could take these, tamper with them, etc. Furthermore, this is Friday night. Lab doesn't open until Monday. What's so they find out there's something wrong with it Minday after we've been drinking/using it all weekend long???wisn'to open until MMondMonday.

  • Yes, they were samples of water. They were picked up late Friday Night..

  • Those are concrete, I have cast thousands of those for work. Plus they are sitting next to freshly poured concrete. There is no water analysis that would require that much water.

Sep 11

Updated Sep 12

Whose kitty is this?

Wandering on Homer between Albany and Kedzie. Has a bell on her... Super friendly but my out bull prevents me from taking her home!

  • Ha I have NO faith in humanity, I have lots of faith in animals being smarter than humans. I get what you're saying but to call people's level of care for their animals into question is unnecessary and less than constructive. Seriously, thank you for your shelter work though, I'm sure those animals are very grateful for your dedication to their well-being.

  • I took in a kitten that was left behind our garbage can years ago. I raised him and got him neutered. He spend 60% of his life time outdoors when the weather permitted him. He trained himself to come home and let us know when he wanted to come inside....

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    I took in a kitten that was left behind our garbage can years ago. I raised him and got him neutered. He spend 60% of his life time outdoors when the weather permitted him. He trained himself to come home and let us know when he wanted to come inside. During the winter months I always had a litter box for him inside but he refused to use it and go outside and I just waited by the door until he was done. I never had a collar on him but I made sure he was vaccinated every year. Never once I had an issue. All the neighbors knew he lived with me. We had to put him down at the age of 13. So I am sure this cat has an owner and a great home. Maybe he is more of an outdoor cat like mine was.

Sep 11

AVOID!!!

Pet owners/walkers avoid the southeast corner of Spaulding and Dickens. Two teens just broke a bottle on the sidewalk and threw some of it in the grass.

Apr 28

Updated Sep 11

Framing Shop

Can anyone recommend a framing shop in or near Logan Square? I have a small original watercolor I am looking to give a good-quality frame at reasonable cost. I absolutely do NOT want to wind up at Great Frame Up or similar chain spots that, in my painful experience, are overpriced and all about upselling ignorant consumers (of which I am one). Thanks!

  • I agree with AOB64. I officially became an "adult" last year and for the first time had some favorite items framed. A friend suggested that I go to MCM and while it was more expensive than I was anticipating, the finished work was exceptionally pleasing. The owner worked with me and made a lot of suggestions until something was decided upon. I shall return.

  • MissQ framing is a new frame shop in Bucktown. (reasonable price and great work )

Sep 06

Updated Sep 07

Free to a Good Home-Precor EFX 5.17i

Used elliptical that's in good shape and we're sad to part with, but just doesn't fit in our apartment any longer. Message me if you're interested. Thanks!

  • Can you let me know if available? We would pick up from you. Thx

  • If you have anything else you want to get rid of, freecycle.org is another good source. I dumped a decent treadmill in about 2 hours. Good luck!

Sep 02

Updated Sep 05

Boil Water Advisory

Boil water advisory for buildings on W. Wrightwood from N. Ridgeway to N. Central Park until EPA tests are complete.

  • sorry if this a naive/ignorant question, but I'm west of Central Park by Avers and they haven't begun tearing up our streets yet but how does whatever is contaminating the water on your end not filter into our water here? Can it really stay contained to just a few blocks?

  • Mai, I don't know that much about water mains and such, but I do know certain mains olny feed to specific properties. It actually turned out that the sample they took was fine. If you have questions or concerns I would call the Water Department at 312-744-8190

Sep 03

Updated Sep 03

Cozy corner

Yay open and better than ever

Sep 01

Updated Sep 02

New coffee house

Brew Brew at corner of Avers & Diversey opening up next week. Yeah a coffee shop in west Logan Square.

http://www.brewbrewcoffeelounge.com

  • John Logan CinC, GAR

    Thank you kindly. I look forward to partaking of their wares.

  • This will be an awesome addition to the neighborhood. So excited to see it opening up only 2 blocks from where I live.

  • Me too...this is terrific! A good option I can finally walk to easily from W. LogSq.

Apr 28

Updated Sep 01

Canine ACL Surgery

I was told my dog has a torn ACL...where is the best place to go for this surgical procedure in the city? I heard that UIC has a veterinary clinic that can do it but the numbers I've found don't call back. Has anyone out there ever personally been through this surgery with their canine? Prices seem to be all over the place
place. Thanks!

  • RaleighsMa Not fauxraged.

    Bill, HUGE thumbs up for CVE. Compassionate and, frankly more important to me, they were efficient, effective and answered my every question and concern with knowledge and professionalism. I have several other friends how have also high praises for CVE (which is why I went there in the first place)....

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    Bill, HUGE thumbs up for CVE. Compassionate and, frankly more important to me, they were efficient, effective and answered my every question and concern with knowledge and professionalism. I have several other friends how have also high praises for CVE (which is why I went there in the first place).

    If you need after-care suggestions, like physical therapy, let me know and I'll get the recommendations from friends with pooches who had similar experiences and great results with the physical therapy office they went to.

    Best of luck to you and your pooch!

  • So, Bill, what did you end up doing? With my four year old Weimaraner, he was too active and obviously in pain so, I eventually had the surgery and after a little dog physical therapy he is back to about 95%. The best part though is he is not continually re-injuring it, in pain, and suffering from muscle wasting on that side.

Sep 01

Updated Sep 01

Water out in 3800 block of W. Wrightwood

Anyone else experiencing this problem today? It's LABOR DAY -- don't the crews have the day off? We've received notice on our mailbox before prior outages.

  • Called 311 and there was a water main break so the water is shut off. That's all they were able to tell me though.

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