1 hour ago

Updated 56 min ago

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.

  • Yes. Call St. Hyacinth Parish at 773-342-3636. This parish is central to the Polish community of the north side and they even may know this man. Ask to speak to a priest, even to Fr. Stanley Jankowski. He speaks both English and Polish. They may also be able to come and help him, and get him to safety.

6 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

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

14 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

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.

  • With all that work on the building, I thought for sure they'd resurface that parking lot.

  • I think the parking lot is just fine....2PM update- still closed.

23 hours ago

Updated 8 hours ago

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.

3 days ago

Updated 9 hours ago

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.

12 hours ago

Updated 11 hours ago

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.

46 hours ago

Updated 12 hours ago

Internet providers

I pay for Comcast (xfinity)'s highest speed Internet but still can't stream video sometimes, especially Sunday nights.

Anybody have any luck with At&t's DSL? Or is this just what we have to put up with in the city?

  • Thanks everyone. We cancelled our tv with Comcast so we will be looking to bundle internet with phone provider to save money (Comcast Internet is over $80/month now for us). I'm going to do the test anyway. If they want our service badly enough, maybe they will come out and fix it and cut our bill in half! Ha.

    Oh, and FYI, less than a year ago they gave us a new modem that has wifi built in. Pretty sure it only made things worse.

  • I heard that if you call them to 'cancel' they will try to keep your Biz by lowering your premium

33 hours ago

Yard Sale: Schubert and Harding

Aug. 31st: Priced to sell: box spring, men's and women's clothes, kitchen and more!

2 days ago

Updated 35 hours ago

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.

  • I second Stitch! They are always getting in new styles and will order what you want if they don't have it.

  • Jen

    Awesome! I love my old bag and haven't been able to find it anywhere. Maybe they can order it

2 days ago

Updated 46 hours ago

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.

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Cozy Corner...today is NOT the day

Someone mentioned that Cozy Corner was re-opening this weekend after being closed for what seems like forever for renovation. Well, we walked down there and the construction fences are still up. TOTALLY BUMMED.

  • ANR

    I heard they were opening on Monday.

  • Jen60647 Kimball & Schubert

    Monday is what I heard too.

  • Angela L Living the dream in Logan Square

    When I saw weekend I assumed Saturday...guess I will wait until next weekend.
    The Remix festival has my street closed today, so probably good that they will not open during the congestion.
    Thanks!

5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Is this your dog?

I posted earlier, put in a couple calls to 311 and called Maldonado's office but animal control must be busy.

He won't let us get too close to us and seems to be having trouble walking. Looks like a chihuahua mix?

If he's yours, he's currently under the front porch of the vacant house at 3220 W. McLean. We have to run, hopefully animal control shows up in the meantime.

  • Hi all. My wife and I currently have this tan chihuahua mix in our apt. It is 100% the one from the photo above that Tom O posted. This is also the same dog that was running the streets on McLean and Kedzie for days. It spent the last two...

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    Hi all. My wife and I currently have this tan chihuahua mix in our apt. It is 100% the one from the photo above that Tom O posted. This is also the same dog that was running the streets on McLean and Kedzie for days. It spent the last two nights hiding under my deck. We live on Kedzie between McLean and Armitage. Finally, last night we were able to bring it inside with some food. It spent the night and is doing well. It let us pet it this am and is becoming less skittish. I think all is going to be fine for the little dude at this point. We wont be letting it out in the streets. If all goes well, maybe we'll hang onto this little dude. However, if anyone knows the owner or has any contact info please send my way. I'm going to make a new post about it now. Thanks.

  • Thank you so much for taking this guy in! Sounds like he would have a wonderful life with you and your wife. I hope you keep him :-)

5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Small injured dog in yard

There is a small dog that may be injured, resting between my house and the vacant building next door. Can't get a good picture and there's no answer at 311. Any thoughts?

3200 block of W. McLean

  • Tom O Engineer

    Sorry I didn't update this post. The dog is ok - same dog as in other posts (see comments in post "chihuahua running loose..."). I guess he may not have been injured, he seemed to be hobbling when I saw him. When I'd get close he'd burrow further between the buildings, so I left him while waiting for animal control. He got out sometime after that, ran around the neighborhood a while before another good every blocker caught him.

  • Deb Karp Humboldt Park

    So where is that lil honey? With animal control or with the friendly Everyblocker?

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Agility training for dogs

Does anyone have a reasonably priced agility training center that they recommend? My dog needs some kind of stimulation like that but I'm on a budget. Thanks!

3 days ago

Who's dog has been shriek barking for the last hour?!

Logan and Fairfield area. Probably separation anxiety, or the worlds longest break in.

Aug 14

Updated 4 days ago

Scary

This man with an assault rifle was walking down our alley (Lyndale between California and Sacramento) around 7:45 tonight. We did file a police report and the police took action immediately, but they didn't find the man as far as we know. Be alert!

  • when I called the city about rats in my alley and seen crossing the street & sidewalk, they came out and did an inspection, made some recommendations to help prevent rat hiding places. I looked around in the alley where rats seemed to go and found a hole at the...

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    when I called the city about rats in my alley and seen crossing the street & sidewalk, they came out and did an inspection, made some recommendations to help prevent rat hiding places. I looked around in the alley where rats seemed to go and found a hole at the bottom of a dumpster across the alley from me. I called the owner of the dumpster and he was concerned and had the dumpster replaced. That solved our major rat problem. It was like a rat diner in the dumpster, rats would go in and out of the hole, we finally saw rats coming out of the hole and that is how the hole was found. Check around your area for any possible rat 'homes/diners', keep contacting the city to come out and inspect the area. Check for overflowing garbage bins/dumpsters, contact the owners. We also did our own rat baiting with rat traps, all this helped. FYI - I feel the plastic garbage bins contribute to rat problem, wind blows lids open, they tip easily and have holes chewed in them, the metal cans were better. Good luck.

  • Gil Jimenez Private Investigator; IL concealed carry trainer

    kitty - did you get the shots in the gut, or in the butt? mine were about 90cc (3 oz) of vaccine in the backside (same side every time) with a very big needle every day for 10 days. ... couldn't sit for 2 weeks. talk about a p.i.t.a. !...

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    kitty - did you get the shots in the gut, or in the butt? mine were about 90cc (3 oz) of vaccine in the backside (same side every time) with a very big needle every day for 10 days. ... couldn't sit for 2 weeks. talk about a p.i.t.a. !

    hotrock - the rats can climb up the plastic bins and open the lids far enough to get in.

    on raccoons - i forget the name of the parasite, but they carry one that is very dangerous for children. i've had raccoons walk into my open LS garage while i was in there. absolutely stay away. yes, they are soooo cute and will eat out of your hand but NEVER feed them or they will move into your house. these pests caused over $20,000 damage to a home my parents once had in the burbs. and the filth ... omg, you have no idea. they had to tear out every ceiling in every room.

6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Cozy Corner Diner to OPEN next week!

I asked one of the owners today, when???? He said next week, and being me, I pressed him a little more - then he said, "MONDAY".. I said that Monday was a holiday, he said, "Monday" again.

I wouldn't take this to the bank exactly, but the tables are set, the lights are on, and they look ready! Happy Eating!

  • Ed

    Wow, $50? I always felt that CC was priced VERY reasonably, especially if you're getting one of the specials.

    Looking forward to the reopening! And, welcome back, Bart!

  • $50 for two people? We're absolute piglets when we go out for breakfast and I don't think we've ever paid more than $30 at the absolute most for the two of us (ordering enough for 3-4...yup, we can get pretty glutenous). The most expensive thing on the menu is $14.99 for steak something and they don't even sell booze.

    I'll be so happy when they re-open in a few days!

Aug 21

Updated 6 days ago

Missing kitty in Logan

Our little love daisy is missing!
She is she is about 8lbs, tan, and not wearing any tags.

She's very sweet but doesn't really respond to her name. If anyone sees her

please let me know we are going nuts!

  • Oh thank you loves--we just found her! If only she knew how worried we were!

  • so glad Daisy is found, how did you find her, may help others with lost pets.

May 04

Updated 6 days ago

Paradise Garden

Can anyone please give me the history on the Paradise Garden on Drake & Lyndale? I have lived next to it for a year and am so confused - is this a public park?

Aug 23

Updated Aug 24

Cozy corner open yet?

Earlier this week I thought I saw lights on, cars in the lot and people inside. Does anyone know if the Milwaukee ave location is open yet? Thanks!

Aug 23

Artists! Call for Participation in 2 exhibits at the Hairpin Arts Center

Full details: http://anysquared.com/2014residency.html

Click on link above for details about the AnySquared's Exhibit and the Art-2-Go! exhibit (Art2Go will be part of A Day in Avondale and both will be part of AnySquared's 6-Week Residency at the center).

Aug 21

Updated Aug 22

Bicycles stolen

5 bicycles were stolen from our garage Monday night/Tuesday morning I woke up to walk the dog and the garage door was open and the bikes were gone. Any other incidents - 2317 n milwaukee

  • The problem with disabling the electrical switch is that it won't help when they use a coat hanger to pull the release cord. It's very purpose is to work without electricity.

  • Thanks for the heads up.

Aug 21

Updated Aug 22

Over Night Blue Line Construction

Our bedroom face the Western Blue Line stop. We are used to sleeping through the standard train sounds, but last night, they began night construction and we were awake for the entire thing. Although loud, the actual machinery is tolerable. What kept us up was the intermittent sound of boards or something similar being thrown from the el into large metal dumpsters on the ground. Every time I dozed off for a second, BOOM! Anyone know how long this is supposed to last? Should they be throwing materials from the tracks? I am exhausted.

  • Can you go on the website and get more information about construction?

    Sadly, city services has different 'rules' as I learned from 606. But file a complaint with the city anyway...everyone needs to sleep...

Aug 16

Updated Aug 21

What do we do to get our streets fixed?

It's been many months since winter and streets still have 6" deep potholes. It's dangerous for bikers and damages cars. I've called 311 for the deep holes I've found within a few blocks of my house with no results. Guess they only care about new speed cameras, red light and street cleaning tickets.

  • J. Theo Bucktown resident

    I suggest getting some neighbors together, taking up a collection, buy some fill @ Home Depot and fill the holes yourselves. Calling in the local news media to get some footage is a good idea too. Sometimes, we need to make some public noise to garner exposure to these simple problems that our taxes are supposed to cover.You could make a block party out of it, and meet your neighbors too!

  • Love that idea, J. Theo!

Aug 20

Updated Aug 21

Att down

Is anyone's Att service down?

  • My cell phone service within my home is sucking right now. No service. If I go a couple blocks away, I'm good to go.

Aug 18

Updated Aug 19

Yellow eyesore to become a pawn shop?

I am new to the Bucktown/Logan area and recently heard about a possible new development at 2441 N. Western Avenue (at Altgeld), which is currently a large abandoned yellow brick building and graffiti magnet. If you live in this area, I am certain you know the building I am talking about. Since moving in, I've filed several graffiti removal service requests, but was more concerned to learn that the building had been targeted as the site for an EZ Pawn....

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I am new to the Bucktown/Logan area and recently heard about a possible new development at 2441 N. Western Avenue (at Altgeld), which is currently a large abandoned yellow brick building and graffiti magnet. If you live in this area, I am certain you know the building I am talking about. Since moving in, I've filed several graffiti removal service requests, but was more concerned to learn that the building had been targeted as the site for an EZ Pawn. I was personally thinking that corner would benefit from a Starbucks or a Pot Belly – commercial symbols of an improving neighborhood, versus a harbinger of a community in despair. In any event, it has been in its current state for some time and I am wondering if anyone knows what the plans are, or when those plans will be put into motion. It may help stem the burgeoning rat population that such abandoned buildings are afforded stewardship instead of being left to lie dormant.

  • I thought that this plan was pretty much ruled out a long time ago. It was proposed that AmeriPawn was going to buy the building to hold its pawn shop with also the addition of a dentist, some apartments and some kind of fast food restautant. As you can see...

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    I thought that this plan was pretty much ruled out a long time ago. It was proposed that AmeriPawn was going to buy the building to hold its pawn shop with also the addition of a dentist, some apartments and some kind of fast food restautant. As you can see in the story below, the neighborhood was strongly against the idea and the voting that took place that night was rigged.

    http://oururbantimes.com/business-news/votes-sale-logan-square-pawn-shop-meeting

    This building has been a problem for a long time and the owner is the guy that owns the fireplace shop up north on Western. He doesn't give a care about the building or the block.

  • the potbelly and starbucks are around the corner on elston

  • Thanks, John. If by "around the corner," you mean on the other side of the interstate highway, I'd still be in favor of something a little more accessible. While walkable, it is not particularly convenient, nor as safe as I would prefer. I've been nearly hit twice by truckers who...

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    Thanks, John. If by "around the corner," you mean on the other side of the interstate highway, I'd still be in favor of something a little more accessible. While walkable, it is not particularly convenient, nor as safe as I would prefer. I've been nearly hit twice by truckers who aren't looking for pedestrians when they hastily turn off the exit ramp onto Western Avenue. More to point, I should clarify, is that I only named Starbucks and Potbelly's as examples of businesses that have demonstrated an ability to improve the appeal of a neighborhood, versus detracting from it as something like a pawn shop most assuredly would.

Aug 18

Updated Aug 19

Gunshots and cars heading west on Diversey

Just heard gunshots about halfway down my block - Sacramento between Diversey and George. 6-8 shots in quick succession, followed by car alarms going of while two cars sped down the street. One a white SUV (Explorer, I think) followed by a grey sedan (I think a BMW?) both with tinted windows. Both squealed around the corner and headed west on Diversey... Called 911. They need to be watching the "derelict" house with the graffiti and a red X sign that I heard about on WBEZ, at the corner of George & Sacramento - no good is happening there!

  • Lesley, did they in fact catch the guys on Wednesday? It sounded like it happened right outside our place (north of Diversey). It woke my napping kids up and I saw a car go speeding down the back alley immediately afterward. That one freaked me out because it was the middle of the day ...

  • Elsbeth - according to the officer I spoke with, they did. Someone was able to get a description of the car when they called it in, and it was actually a car that had been reported stolen (don't know if it was determined by plates or just description) - and...

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    Elsbeth - according to the officer I spoke with, they did. Someone was able to get a description of the car when they called it in, and it was actually a car that had been reported stolen (don't know if it was determined by plates or just description) - and they found the car and inhabitants later in the afternoon. I happened to be working from home that day and was like "what? Certainly not gunfire on a Wednesday afternoon." One good thing - it was great to see so many neighbors out on the street after. Apparently they got several calls - and everyone was talking to the cops, so it's a concerned block - which is good. We'll see what happens. I bet if they get the security camera footage from Julio's Auto Parts they'll be able to get plates and makes if cars. One of their cameras is aimed right up Sacramento (I've been able to see my front door when getting keys cut), so fingers crossed they were recording last night!

Aug 17

Updated Aug 18

Dogs on the loose

Two friendly pit bulls, one dark brown female and one male that is white with tan spots, are on the loose between Wabansia and Cortland on Montecello/Lawndale. They followed us on our morning dog walk. Super sweet. Hope they find their home. I have included an image of the girl...

Aug 16

Updated Aug 18

Family photographer

Can anybody recommend a good local photographer for a family shoot? Someone with a studio is a major plus.

Apr 08

Updated Aug 16

Need eyeglass frames adjusted - suggestions?

Anyone know a shop with licensed opticians in Wicker Park or Bucktown that can adjust Warby Parker frames for free or under $50?

  • I second the general awesomeness of Red Eye Optical!

  • I know that this is an ancient post, but I'd like to suggest Contacts and Specs on Milwaukee, by the Logan Theater. There's a $20 fee, but they provide all the information and instructions on how to get Warby Parker to reimburse you. These folks sell almost entirely plastic frames, so they know how to get your glasses back in the right shape.

Aug 15

Updated Aug 16

Stolen Bike: RECOVERED!!

Just wanted to say thanks to everyone who posted helpful information regarding the stolen Univega I posted about a month ago. After a TON of looking, I found it for sale on Craigslist and got it back!!! Please do yourself a favor and register your serial number (and that of your friends) and also check serial numbers before buying a bike!!

Aug 14

Updated Aug 15

Pipe work on Wrightwood and Hamlin?

So I know a few weeks ago there was a bunch of construction going on to replace the 100+ year old pipe system along Wrightwood and Hamlin. There used to be a bunch of signs that said we weren't able to park on the street (I live on Hamlin) until late August which later turned to September but all the signs have since been torn down. Does anyone know what the deal is with the construction or how I might go about finding out whether it's safe to park on my street again? Thanks in advance!

  • joyce abshire 22 year resident of logan square...

    My advice is to call the water dept. 311 should connect you.

Aug 15

Sidewalk Sale Sun. 8/17

Hello,

I will be having a sidewalk sale on Sunday from 8 am to 2 pm at 1925 N. Milwaukee Ave. There will be bicycles (1 KHS single speed and 1 Gary Fisher Hybrid), furniture, clothes and accessories for sale.

Hope you can stop by and see if something strikes your fancy!

Jul 12

Updated Aug 15

Man Stabbed in 3200 block of Logan Square

http://voices.suntimes.com/news/breaking-news/man-stabbed-in-logan-square/
Found blood soaked clothes in our dumpster today and called it in to 911.

  • Jen60647 Kimball & Schubert

    It's a half a mile away.
    The two might not be related but finding a blood soaked shirt in the dumpster is not a good thing. Yes, I called 911 and let them know.

  • dont know nothin bout nothin

Aug 14

Updated Aug 15

Oven Repairs Needed. Any Suggestions?

Our oven doesn't quiet work right. When I set it to 325 degrees, it climbs past that and go as high as 500 degrees. I was told that we should have someone look at it and fix it. I'm too nervous to work with gas ovens so I won't even touch the insides. Does anyone have any good handymen they would like to recommend?

  • chicago appliance.

  • Second vote for Appliance Repair Doctor. They're local and really know what they're doing. Our gas stove circuit board was knocked out and they fixed it at a reasonable price.

Aug 14

California ave traffic noise compounded...

The construction next to the trail at appx 1800N has added a few poorly placed pieces of large metal in the road that compound the traffic noise, day and night.

Asking for help to report to 311, as I already have, and get it fixed - we'd like the young ones to sleep this weekend!!

THANK YOU EVERYBLOCK!

Aug 11

Updated Aug 12

Plumber in Logan Square?

Anyone have a recommendation? My upstairs shower is leaking into my downstairs bathroom and it's gross. I'm also broke, so someone with reasonable prices.

  • JTM

    Chicagoland Quality plumbing fixed a faucet for me yesterday. I was happy with their work, speed, and rate. Edwin may also offer a discount for a first-time customer.

  • Awesome recommendations! Thanks so much. I'll let you know how it goes. Sergio, I own, but it's a house not a condo.

Aug 11

Updated Aug 12

Stanleys market Berries .99 a case!!!

I just got home from Stanleys Market (north and elston) and they have Strawberries, Black and blueberries for .99 cents A CASE! This is an awesome deal! Stock up on your anti-oxidants for the week people! ;)

  • Sergio Logan Square resident since 2000

    True! My wife just came home with a case of strawberries. We sliced them up and packed them in the freezer.

Aug 09

Thanks to the biker

Just want to say thank you to the biker that chased down the cab on Fullerton that drove away before my mom could get her luggage out. Really appreciate it.

Aug 08

Updated Aug 09

Tree trimming

Hi all,
I have some small branches above and below the power lines that go from my building to the alley that need to be trimmed. Any recommendations for trimmers or landscapers that handle this?

Thanks!

Aug 07

Updated Aug 08

Language immersion for preschoolers

Any suggestions for a preschool that offers language immersion? We already have a good amount of Spanish in our home and with our friends in the neighborhood, but I'd like to add another language and take it up a notch while the little brain is such a sponge.

  • Intercultural Montessori
    Lycee Francais
    The German School
    Multilingual Chicago might offer something that fits the bill.

  • We took our daughter to Language Stars and really liked the program. They are on Elston.

Aug 03

Updated Aug 08

door buzzer repair?

We need to repair or replace one of the outside buzzers/speaker boxes on our small condo building. Any suggestions for an affordable reliable repair service or person? Thanks in advance!

Jul 11

Updated Aug 08

Streets and sanitation ticket question

I just received a $300 ticket via mail from streets and sanitation for accumulation of construction materials in and around the garbage carts on 5/22.

This is definitely not my mess, I didn't even see it before it got hauled away, but seeing as it was over a month ago, I can't prove it wasn't. My roommate mentioned that the neighbors across the alley were building a deck at that time and it was likely them that loaded up my ddumpster and infront of my garage. Would this be worth the fight? Or am I better off just paying and becoming the alley hawk going forward?

  • scary.

  • Years ago I got a $300 ticket for 'weeds over 10 "'and 'debris' in my back yard; I knew the date because the inspector broke down my back fence (I have a locked fence now) and that morning the dog was running in the alley. I went to court (Addison?)...

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    Years ago I got a $300 ticket for 'weeds over 10 "'and 'debris' in my back yard; I knew the date because the inspector broke down my back fence (I have a locked fence now) and that morning the dog was running in the alley. I went to court (Addison?) and had to change the date because I was out of town on work and the ticket was automatically dropped to $150 (I still don't know why). I was in court for 4 hours - they took every construction guy ahead of me..no explanation. Then the judge looked at the pictures and asked if these were the 'after' and I said 'no, that is my asparagus, which can't be cut down or it dies (it was 2'by2 ft' and my composter with plain dirt around it with one rake and 2 clay pots' He dismissed the ticket but IF I had to do it over again, as broke as I was, I might have just paid.
    The moral? I found out why. I was the Caps Facilitator for the area and I had been reporting a gang house with weeds over 8' in the back ...and nothing was done about it. (I was 'told on the sly' that was the reason.)
    That was YEARS ago and I was CAPS FAcilitator for 8 years but no more.

Jul 31

Updated Aug 07

Crazy developer

Anyone noticed the construction going on at the former Humble Parquito location? The permits the developer posted are fake! What a DB. He's been reported to multiple departments within the city so that construction should be suspended soon. Who knows how many other projects of his are working without permits. It's just a shame that these guys come into a neighborhood, build whatever they want, whenever they want, have no idea what time of day the noise ordinances start or stop and just keep doing it over and over again.

  • 1632 - 1636 N. Richmond St. As this was never 3 lots before, not sure what the "actual" address is.

  • RubyRed Dancer, Drummer, Cyclist

    @Nathan, it was the community garden that was on that lot where 1632-1636 will reside. It was taken care of by a variety of people over the years and yielded many bushels of produce and social gatherings.

    My understanding is that they've not as of yet acquired permits to excavate or build on that spot and have essentially preemptively uprooted the garden for what could have been one more growing season. Until recently, they were using that lot as their dump site for the construction at 1640.

Aug 06

Updated Aug 07

War zone on Wabansia

Heard gun shots and saw flashes, so had to be just outside. Police said to stay away from windows. What in the world, Chicago????

  • Cat Wrangler happy Humboldt Park resident

    I'm near Albany & Wabansia. I heard fireworks last night. It did sound like gunfire at first but it was fireworks. Not sure if that's the same noise you heard but, if you're in my neighborhood, it was definitely fireworks.

  • You must be right. The police came, but didn't call me back. Scared me to death.

Aug 06

Updated Aug 06

Palmer Street/Mozart - loud and obnoxious neighbors

Has anyone else in the neighborhood (on Palmer, just east of Mozart) noticed the loud music and general obnoxiousness from the neighbors on the north side of the street? They are currently blaring music over the radio (the whole neighborhood can decipher the lyrics), it's 9pm. I've called in noise complaints several times for the same sort of thing. I just called 15 min. ago and no cop drive by has happened, but the operator seemed to know right away who I was talking about it. Any suggestions? They are so disrespectful.

  • KJean Work in EGP. Live in Logan.

    Cops just drove by, and about 10 minutes later they turned it off - success!!!

Apr 06

Updated Aug 05

Barber shop opening up at old La Boulangerie

According to a barber at Art and Science in Wicker Park, the salon is opening a men's barber shop where La Boulangerie used to be

  • Jim Day New.

    Can I get a high top fade there?

  • Paul Smith EveryBlock co-founder. Logan Square resident.

    Know when it is supposed to open?

  • Jim: You can but you will have to go somewhere right after to have it finished properly.

Aug 03

Updated Aug 03

Free moving boxes!

Hi all, my boyfriend just moved to western and McLean and there are so many boxes. Possibly 20-30. He used 15+ just for LPs so they are quite durable. Come pick them up, we are here all night or can be around most weekday evenings. Thanks!

  • Hi, what size are boxes and are they broken down? Thanks.

  • SLA

    I don't know dimensions. Medium size. Good for books and LPs. Yes broken down.

Jul 29

Updated Aug 02

Garbage Scavenger

Hi, all - Just looking for some advice about how to deal with a guy who repeatedly goes through our alley dumpster at 3 am. He throws so much trash on the ground that our neighbor was fined by the city, and the noise is bad enough to wake us. We don't want to padlock it because our 6 units share our dumpster and it would be a huge pain to everyone. He does it all the way down the alley. Similar issue? Ideas?

  • Can anybody. Tell me how I could post about my missi NGO black and white shorthair cat. Near Albany and belden

  • when you post here you should click post, see a category and click the one called pets. post this there. include photo of pet. that helps a lot.
    also post in lost and found on craigslist
    https://chicago.craigslist.org/laf/
    contact vets and shelters nearest to you. there's also a lost cats illinois...

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    when you post here you should click post, see a category and click the one called pets. post this there. include photo of pet. that helps a lot.
    also post in lost and found on craigslist
    https://chicago.craigslist.org/laf/
    contact vets and shelters nearest to you. there's also a lost cats illinois to post on https://www.facebook.com/lostcatsofillinois
    and tabby tracker
    http://www.tabbytracker.com/lost-cats.php?citystate=Chicago|IL
    but low tech flyers with pix to put in your neighbors' doors and on corner posts are your best bet. paws has a good how to
    http://www.pawschicago.org/finding-a-lost-pet/
    it is urgent you call animal control as they only keep found pets a few days...
    if cat is not used to being outside he may just be hiding nearby. look in nearby hiding spots with flashlight looking for eye reflection. if he's out a lot, he may come back. put some of his (used) cat litter outside your door or on edge of your property so he can find his sent to find his way back.

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