35 hours ago

Updated 3 hours 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.

37 hours ago

Updated 30 hours ago

full-service grocery store coming to Pulaski & Diversey?

The city along with developers are trying to revive the old Marshall Field's warehouse as a major retail anchor. The developer is looking to court a full-service grocery store at the bottom level. So which one will it be, if any? The renderings display "Fresh Market." Since there is a Aldi already down the street, I think it might become a Pete’s Fresh Market or a Mariano's even?

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20141016/logan-square/fields-warehouse-redevelopment-okd-grocer-pursued-as-major-anchor

  • Traffic may already be a mess but so are the grocery options

  • I hope there will be ample parking, as mentioned above traffic is already horrible around that area. Then again, as of lately, traffic seems to be horrible in the entire city.

5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

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.

  • 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.

  • Y_2_K I aspire to be who I am.

    In this thread: one guy who really knows what he's talking about, and some other people.

6 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Strange aircraft

Did anyone see a strange aircraft with two blue circles flying around 745 over bucktown area? Was flying low and accompanied by another aircraft. Shook my house as I saw it fly by.

  • Jerry Cargill Photographer, Teacher, Live on Milwaukee Ave.

    A friend of mine likes to remind me that Black Helicopters now come in all colors.

  • That was definitely the President heading back to the airport.. There are usually three ships, two of which are decoys. I heard the third buzz by about three minutes later.

6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Found Ventra card!

Found on Albany Ave, just north of North Ave at around 1:15 pm on Sunday. I will call CTA to see what they suggest, but if it's yours and you can identify it (using your online Ventra account to get the last 4 digits), let me know and I'll make sure it gets back to you.

Oct 12

Updated Oct 15

Lost Pekingese type black

Found at cortland and Sacramento message for details

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.

Oct 04

Updated Oct 08

Kid friendly place to watch college football?

I want to go watch football, but I have my five-year-old daughter in tow. Any suggestions?

  • SteveRuns Hermitage Resident

    Boundary on Division is also kid friendly. I've been there with kids more than a few times. It's not too loud or crowded. You do want to get there no later than 11:30 if there's a bears' game to get table.

  • Brandon G Brewer. Engineer. Human.

    Thanks Steve, but I went there last season to specifically watch a Bama game with the same daughter, they turned the game on for me, we ate, I had a beer (I'd planned on having more) and then after the first quarter, they turned off my game for some other...

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    Thanks Steve, but I went there last season to specifically watch a Bama game with the same daughter, they turned the game on for me, we ate, I had a beer (I'd planned on having more) and then after the first quarter, they turned off my game for some other game.

    In every, and I mean every bar I ever been in, if even one person is watching a game, they will accommodate that person in some way, (move me to a another table with a different TV or something) the manager did nothing to help me. So I payed my bill and left, and will never go back. Poor customer service in my opinion.

Oct 06

Updated Oct 06

Lost dog?

Just saw this handsome pit close to Wabansia and Talman....is he yours?

  • El Jefe Logan Square Resident

    I believe this dog ended up staying on my kind neighbor's porch overnight. I think they called animal control this morning since he had no collar or tags. After checking Chicago Animal Control's web site, I think I found him. So, if he's your dog, check out this site: http://petharbor.com/chicago/...

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    I believe this dog ended up staying on my kind neighbor's porch overnight. I think they called animal control this morning since he had no collar or tags. After checking Chicago Animal Control's web site, I think I found him. So, if he's your dog, check out this site: http://petharbor.com/chicago/

    Click on Lost Dogs, Page 18. Described as a male, black brindle Pit Bull Terrier. Arrived at the shelter on October 6th.

    For more information about this animal, call:
    Chicago Animal Care and Control at (312) 747-1406
    Ask for information about animal ID number A118956

  • I saw this boy around 2pm at said intersection, thought about getting him off the street and in my car but he wasn't very friendly so I gave up. I did notice a collar on him. Returned to look for him a few minutes later and he was gone. It might be a different dog then the one in previous comment. Hope he was found!

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 29

Updated Oct 02

Gunshots heard on Oakley near Dickens

Anyone hear shots fired tonight on Oakley/Dickens around 10-10:30P?
Several cop cars at the scene.

  • That property has been trouble for as long as I can remember

  • nearthehighway i live in Logan Square

    thanks for the 411 on this intersection, i'll keep myself and my family away from there!

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

Updated Sep 29

Odd activity at 2429 W Cortland?

I've noticed a lot of comings and goings at this address and money exchanged as people leave. There is also a girl sitting on the front porch--it may be different girls or the same one--at almost all hours. It feels sketchy, but I can't put my finger on it. Brothel? Drug den? Nothing to worry about? Any ideas are appreciated.

  • How about calling the police????

  • You need to call the police and go to CAPS meetings and report it. You will meet your beat officers and can get cell their phone numbers. You will also meet other concerned neighbors. There was a home on the 2400 block of Moffat that was recently condemned. There was...

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    You need to call the police and go to CAPS meetings and report it. You will meet your beat officers and can get cell their phone numbers. You will also meet other concerned neighbors. There was a home on the 2400 block of Moffat that was recently condemned. There was prostitution and drug dealing going on, especially in the back alley side. Is the house in disrepair? The Building Department can start writing tickets. Once more people start to call for the same offenses, the police will target the suspected criminal activity and goings on in the building.

Sep 27

Updated Sep 28

Popup, Local, Handmade Bridal Show today and tomorrow!

Dresses, veils, wooden rings, vintage jewelry and more. 2423 W North. 10-6 both days. Rumor has it there is also free champagne!

  • Lynne McDaniel An Orange Moon

    I attended today and will return tomorrow! Ladies don't miss this opportunity to purchase your custom wedding gown and accessories.They have a vintage lace maxi skirt that is KILLER! #WOW

  • Are there any shoes, by chance? I just purchased my dress last week!

  • Any chance of a repeat? Or a different neighborhood that this will pop up in? I'm getting married next fall and am seeking the perfect dress and would love to support local and handmade!

Sep 25

Updated Sep 27

Silver Cloud now Kitten's Corner

Anyone have any news about Silver Cloud? Noticed they got evicted and now have a sign up saying Kitten's Corner coming soon.

  • Alisa DNAinfoCHI Wicker Park/Bucktown/WestTown reporter

    Saw the sign too and pretty sure it is a joke.

  • Tom

    A sign on the window today said temporarily closed for renovation.

Sep 26

Updated Sep 27

Anyone know this cat?

Neighbors on Albany just south of Cortland found this one. They are giving her food and water outside but have a dog and can't bring her inside. I said I'd post here and adviser the neighbor to call Treehouse. If you know this cat, let me know!

  • Stop feeding her. She will go home once the handouts are discontinued.

  • Varagona Music Teacher & Lanlord

    If she has a home.
    Is it a female cat?

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 22

Updated Sep 26

Keep windows locked all time!!

Today between 7:45-3:00 during the day my neighbors house was broken into obviously you can tell that they have been studying their house they knew when they leave in the morning. The crazy thing is i myself nor anyone heard anything!!! This is on belden and central park in the logan square neighborhood. Now anyone is a suspect. It scares me if they broke in the daytime whats next??!?

  • Brian Parisi Logan Square Homeowner

    I don't recommend an "off the shelf" security system from Lowe's. All the burglar has to do is pull the plug on your cable, landline/dsl, or satellite before breaking into your house. No internet = the alarm just makes a lot of noise but won't notify anyone.

    I installed Don-Jo...

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    I don't recommend an "off the shelf" security system from Lowe's. All the burglar has to do is pull the plug on your cable, landline/dsl, or satellite before breaking into your house. No internet = the alarm just makes a lot of noise but won't notify anyone.

    I installed Don-Jo latch guards front and back doors to protect against pry bars, long screws through the door frame into the studs, and a 3rd party monitored security system (doors, motion detectors, glass break sensors) on a cellular network with battery backup. 30 bucks a month but virtually guaranteed to get the cops called if someone breaks in.

  • Craig Born and raised in the city.

    Most burglaries happen during the day time. Everyone is usually at work.

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 17

Updated Sep 18

How to Acquire Roof Rights?

I live in a 3 flat building where the undeveloped roof is deeded as a common element to all three unit owners in the building in the bylaws. I'm interested in acquiring the roof rights to install a deck, however, I am unsure how to approach the situation. Will the other unit owners require compensation? If so, how much? An attorney would have to amend bylaws..I would have to get permits/appraisal for roof development, which I also do not know the cost. Just curious if anyone else has undertaken this process and had an idea of what's involved and what the typical return on investment is for a roof deck buildout

  • LD

    The insurance liability costs will be substantial, and you'd need to figure out how much more your HOA contributions would increase to cover the add'l insurance 100%. Seems like it would be a better idea for the entire building for the roof to be shared across all units. If you're...

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    The insurance liability costs will be substantial, and you'd need to figure out how much more your HOA contributions would increase to cover the add'l insurance 100%. Seems like it would be a better idea for the entire building for the roof to be shared across all units. If you're on the 3rd floor and don't want to deal with people above you, I have a feeling this is going to cost much more than the value it will bring to the unit. You'd also be responsible for maintenance and snow removal and likely any roof issues could be blamed on the decking and then you're 100% responsible for those too. I think you're looking at a 6-figure deck over the course of a few years.

  • fwiw I would approach this situation by seeing if the other two owners would like to develop the roof. If they say yes, great and you are off the hook for being the only one responsible for whatever liability is incurred for damage/maintenance caused by the deck. If not, you...

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    fwiw I would approach this situation by seeing if the other two owners would like to develop the roof. If they say yes, great and you are off the hook for being the only one responsible for whatever liability is incurred for damage/maintenance caused by the deck. If not, you have an easier argument for why they should agree to have the bylaws amended to sign the roof rights over to you.

    Approaching the other owners to buy the roof rights carries the likelihood that one agrees and the other holds out for top dollar

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 14

Updated Sep 16

Professional Carpet guys in Logan?

Hi everyone, I'm looking to redo the carpet in my basement with something other than nasty Burbur. I've had absolutely fantastic luck previously here on EB with workers people recommended (shoutout to Ashland Glass for a fantastic custom shower!). Just curious if anyone has someone who could redo carpet that they liked.

Thanks!

  • Mark at romar flooring does a great job with carpeting! 847)652-6183, they've donea couple installations for me. And a side note...my husband has worked for Ashland glass for 20 years, glad you liked their work.

  • Wall to wall carpet in a basement? Always a chance of flooding and/or sewer backup.
    Maybe you should consider area rugs!

  • Brad, it is a finished basement that is 1/2 tile and 1/2 carpet with double sump pumps (for redundancy, I was a boys scout once) and was built in 2006. It isn't going to flood. It also has a special valve that prevents sewer overflow.

    I've got one of those...

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    Brad, it is a finished basement that is 1/2 tile and 1/2 carpet with double sump pumps (for redundancy, I was a boys scout once) and was built in 2006. It isn't going to flood. It also has a special valve that prevents sewer overflow.

    I've got one of those Dyson Animal Hair vacuums and it got ahold of 1 loose piece of the burbur. Before I had a chance to turn it off, it had pulled a run about 10ft long. I hate burbur and would rather just replace it. Also an approximately 500sqft area rug isn't really all that practical, but thanks for the suggestion!

    Ixchel, thankyou, I'll look them up. Ashland put in an absolutely beautiful custom glass door in our master bathroom shower, really pleased with their work so your hubby must know what he's doing :)

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 10

Found dog

Chihuahua was found and has a poster up at Starbucks as of sept 6! Male tan white and brown! For more info call the Starbucks on armitage and hoyne!

Sep 05

Updated Sep 08

Barbershops in Logan?

Maybe it's just me and my bias of living in the area, but the stretch on Fullerton from Rockwell to Kedzie is jam packed with awesome old-school barbershops. Is there any reason for this? Do we logan squaricans just love a straight razor finish? Or is there some other economic peculiarity for them to thrive here?

Also, anyone have a favorite?

  • Chris Defying a Singular Identity

    I know that Joes trained at least one of the other shop owners

  • Mj

    I agree with Jorniskus, Fullerton and Sacramento, if you just want a simple trim. $6, usually not crowded.

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

Aug 30

Updated Sep 05

Orange cat still missing

Our orange cat named Charlie has been gone for about 5 days. He's orange and white very talkative, has a collar on that says Bad Kitty. Went missing from 1700 block of north kedzie. Let us know if you've seen him. He's very missed.

  • Did you recently move? Kitties are like homing pigeons and can gravitate towards an old home because of the comfort factor...

  • Jenny Addison Proud Humboldt Park Resident

    Hi Paul, he does have a tag! Can you tell me what block you've seen him on and I can come check it out?

Aug 30

Updated Sep 04

Purse stores?

Does anyone know of any good purse stores? For some reason I'm really picky about purses and can't ever find any I like. There was a store on North and Leavitt that had some cute ones but they closed.

  • Jen

    I ended up buying from Stitch. It cost about $250 more than what I wanted to pay but I couldn't resist haha you guys are terrible influences!

  • Gregory Gurley 1000 Block of North Leavitt Neighbor

    Simona Calla on Division is my go to spot for purses when I have to buy gifts for the women in my family. Small boutique with great employees and tremendous deals..

Sep 03

Updated Sep 04

I went to Cozy for lunch today!

Great to see them back in action- they had issues with the water line and inside they were slow in getting the floor done- well, after being closed for the Spring and Summer, they are open for business.

The menu is about the same, the space inside is wonderful, the booths in the old part have been reupholstered, the new addition is large and looks great! I'll save my food review for yelp, stay tuned.

  • That's the only decent breakfast place around where we can walk to breakfast with our kid. Nothing earth shattering about the place, but good cheap diners are a dying breed and it's good to see CC roll with the times.

  • RaleighsMa Not fauxraged.

    I cannot wait for a break from crazy work hours to enjoy a good breakfast! The reno looks great, too.

Sep 03

Updated Sep 03

Cozy corner

Yay open and better than ever

Sep 03

Updated Sep 03

Cozy Corner Diner is OPEN!

Finally! Open today- I am going for lunch! See you there neighbors!

Sep 01

Updated Sep 03

Lost Man - Need Help

i was walking by the corner of Levitt and Wabansia and saw a man sitting under the train crying .. he's probably in his early fifties very well groomed .. I asked him of he was ok and he spoke very broken English and said he was from Poland and lost ( it looked like he had been sleeping there) any advice? I unfortunately do not speak polish but I want to help .. I called 311 and they said they would send someone out.. Not sure what to do.

  • The guy may know about it, but St. Hyacinth's (on Wolfram and George) has a day shelter for the homeless, called Lazarus House. It mostly ministers to Polish, but of course anyone needing help is welcome. The guy can get a meal, clothing, and maybe even references for a place to stay from them. Call the parish for information: 773-342-3636

  • Sighryn Roscoe resident

    Thanks Beeb!

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.

Sep 01

Updated Sep 02

Cozy Corner Diner- (not yet)

The owner did say they would open this week- but as of 6AM Labor Day- still closed- looks to me like perhaps they may have a gas line issue- crews were working leading into the Cozy last week on Milwaukee and by the looks of the parking lot- the back hoes are still ready to work some more.

Stay tuned- the tables are set, the lights are on down low- they look ready to open at anytime.

  • Thanks Jen- there will be a major investigation if they don't open soon! We can't have this! LOL

  • Jen's (hopefully) right! I called yesterday to see if they were open, and the guy I spoke with said they're looking at Wednesday opening!

Aug 31

Updated Sep 01

Cozy Corner Diner

Rumor has it, they may open tomorrow? Anyone have any info?

  • There is still a fence around the parking lot and a bull dozer sitting there. I saw them yesterday around 5pm when walking home so unless those have moved, I doubt it.

  • I called the other location today and was told the new target date is Wednesday, 3 Sep.

Aug 29

Updated Sep 01

Lots of new things near Bloomingdale and Milwaukee!

Does anyone know when the pizza place is opening just south of Bloomingdale? Landscaping is complete...

Building across the street is almost done being gutted. What's going in there?

Across from there I hear northwestern is putting in a specialty medical center where the blue line vacant lot is. Down the street the hotel is going in and a new retail and apartment complex.

  • Beth G 15 year Bucktown resident

    It's a little more than the name when you are comparing medical care!

  • Ed in Bucktown Fifth Generation Lifelong Chicagoan

    Yes, I agree, there are quantitative and qualitative ways to compare medical facilities to discern good ones from better ones. That's not the point I'm raising about this specific case. Northwestern Medical is deciding to enter an already well-served neighborhood. Why?

    I would argue that they are targeting an affluent...

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    Yes, I agree, there are quantitative and qualitative ways to compare medical facilities to discern good ones from better ones. That's not the point I'm raising about this specific case. Northwestern Medical is deciding to enter an already well-served neighborhood. Why?

    I would argue that they are targeting an affluent neighborhood with relatively price-insensitive consumers that use brand as a proxy for quality. This sounds like a formula for commercial success. I applaud a good business decision.

    As a neighborhood resident, however, I see St. Marys and St. Elizabeths within a mile, Norweigan American within 2, Rush and the entire Illinois medical district within 3. Yikes, do we have choice! So, just like Tom whose preference would be to see Aldis replaced by Whole Foods, my preference would be for something other than a medical facility on that site.

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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