16 hours ago

Updated 16 hours ago

Blue Line Shuttles Between Logan Square and Western

Just a heads up, the blue line shuttles between the Logan Square and Western Blue Line Stations are running a tad bit behind and the platform boarding southbound trains at Western are getting packed. I would advise some extra travel time from now (12:30 PM) into the evening. Adding an extra 20 minutes to transit time would be wise.

  • Bex Runner, dog owner, food lover in the 60618

    how perfect that it coincided with WP Fest...

38 hours ago

Ottoman

We put our old black ottoman that we used as a coffee table in the alley on Shakespeare near Hoyne. It has some wear and tear, but we would love to see it go to a new home!

43 hours ago

Updated 41 hours ago

Found dog

We found this friendly guy in the ally this morning. He has vaccination tags, but no owner #. Please contact me if you have any information

2 days ago

Two "Premium Balcony" tickets for Camera Obscura tonight at Thalia Hall

I have two extra hard tickets. They cost $40/each after fees, but make me an offer. It'd be a shame for them to go to waste.

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Bullet holes through 3rd story window @ Mozart and North.

Late last night we noticed two bullet holes height the cubed glass on the side of our building - 3rd story. Thankfully only the outside of the cube was punctured, but I think I would've noticed his before. Did anyone hear gunshots over the weekend or on Monday around Mozart and North? Thanks!

  • Martin 1600 n blk of francisco

    I thought I heard gun shots around 1-2am on Monday. My wife were awake and we heard about 4-5 gunshots. I looked out the window and saw nothing and I didn't hear police sirens afterwards. It has been a couple of years since we heard gunshots on the block. 11 years ago it was common around the Burger King especially on the summer weekends.

  • MWoolley Connecticut Casual Chicagoian

    Thanks Martin.

  • Shane Brewer, sometimes biker, mandolin picker.

    If people hear gunshots and don't call the police, then it's likely the police won't come.

6 days ago

Updated 6 days ago

Big Doings tonight at the Concord Music Hall

There is a 1 dollar concert by a rapper, J. Cole- Ok..I never heard of him till today, But as I was heading home at Noon- there were thousands of people already in line for the show tonight at 7PM- I asked what was going on, well J.Cole sent a twitter message out today, that he would play the Concord tonight for a buck. The guy I talked to had driven in from as far away as Indianapolis..I have no...

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There is a 1 dollar concert by a rapper, J. Cole- Ok..I never heard of him till today, But as I was heading home at Noon- there were thousands of people already in line for the show tonight at 7PM- I asked what was going on, well J.Cole sent a twitter message out today, that he would play the Concord tonight for a buck. The guy I talked to had driven in from as far away as Indianapolis..I have no idea how many people the Concord Music Hall can hold, but my guess is there will be many people turned away. As J,Cole tweeted (I looked at that) "Good luck. Be Safe"

The line was more than just wrapped around the block, there were a few security guys on hand, hopefully this will not get out of control.

  • Nick Da Logan Square resident

    I saw the crowds, too, while biking by at about 12:30. The line was huge, all the way down the block and wrapping around by the CVS, and probably 4-5 people wide at most points. People were hopping off of buses and stepping out of cabs and absolutely sprinting to...

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    I saw the crowds, too, while biking by at about 12:30. The line was huge, all the way down the block and wrapping around by the CVS, and probably 4-5 people wide at most points. People were hopping off of buses and stepping out of cabs and absolutely sprinting to get a spot in line. I wondered who the performer could be and expected it to be a huge name. I've never even heard of J. Cole, so I guess I'm out of step with the cool kids these days...

    BTW, looks like his tweet was sent at about 10:20 this morning, so all of this happened in two hours. Looks like the guy can draw a crowd!

Jul 16

Updated Jul 17

Brown chihuahua on the loose

It is 1:50 now on Wednesday...tried to catch a male medium sized chocolate brown chihuahua (light coloring on chest). He was near Fullerton and Central Park pretty much all morning. He was definitely cared for, in good condition, and was interested in following kids. He was VERY skittish though and would NOT be allowed to be captured. He was not wearing a collar. At 1:50 he ran North on Spaulding, bolted across Fullerton, and headed east. He may have turned to head north because he was out of sight. Some friendly neighbors and I tried everything we could to try to capture him. :(

  • And yes, I immediately posted to LDI after I posted here. :)

  • keep us updated - I will be on lookout for this little guy.

Jul 16

Fence

Anyone have any recommendations for a company that does rolling fences that operate on a remote control? Thanks!

Jul 12

Updated Jul 14

Gunshots in Logan Square?

I live a couple of blocks south-west of the California Blue Line stop. I just heard 3 gunshots, each about a minute apart. They sounded like they were coming from a little north-west of where I am. Anyone else hear them? Am I mistaking fireworks for gunfire?

  • Thanks, guys. All of this was very helpful. I'm pretty sure they were fireworks, and now I have a better idea of what to listen for.

  • I have shot thousands of rounds both indoor and outdoor. If I am sitting in my house I have a hard time telling the difference. If there are many shots spaced out evenly or they have the crackle or whistle you should be good. Anything else I would be on the safe side and call it in if you fell you can give them a specific area to check.

Jul 11

Updated Jul 14

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?

  • Thanks all for the advice! I'm definitely going to fight it then. I can get the affidavits and the photos so I should be all good. I'll post again after court and let you know if I was successful.

  • yes would like to know what kind of evidence they accept...and how receptive they are in general.

Jul 12

Updated Jul 13

Shrieking woman getting dragged into a car behind cafe con leche?

Anyone see or know anything about the domestic disturbance playing out for all the patio diners at d'noche/cafe con leche and parts & labor? I was eating on the patio and saw a woman getting dragged yelling and shrieking into a white car. Cops showed up pretty quickly but it was hard to see into the parking lot.

  • Brandrea21 Logan Square resident

    I assume the cops caught him ?

  • Emilie 5-year West Bucktowner

    So upsetting to see. I'm glad someone called 911 right away. I've noticed that when domestic abuse occurs out in public, people can often hesitate to call police to intervene. Glad that didn't happen here.

Jul 12

Updated Jul 12

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.

  • Jen, that's pretty far from the reported incident.
    Could the news report be wrong about the location, or could that be a separate thing? Did you call the police and report it?

  • 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.

Jul 10

Updated Jul 11

Rat poison near the sidewalk

I walked by what looks like rat poison beside the sidewalk on the grass as shown. This was in front of 3408 W Parker Ave at Parker and Kimball. Does anyone know what this is about? There are so many dogs and children in this area and this seems extremely dangerous...

  • Craig Born and raised in the city.

    It shouldn't be out like. But to throw it out? Anyone here ever drive or walk through the alleys around there at night? You just might see rats jumping under and on top or garbage cans.

  • Craig- I'm all for pest control when it's not likely to poison everyone's pets and children that happen to walk by a tree lined neighborhood street, rather than a back alley near garbage cans. You just mentioned that's where we find them so why would we put it by sidewalks...?

Jul 09

Updated Jul 10

Cross country moving

Any one ever moved cross country? I'm moving at the end of July to Seattle from here in Chicago. I looked into renting a pod but I have no driveway and don't think it would fly putting one of those on a city street. Any tips? Companies you've used? Should I just uhaul it myself? Ideally looking for something with storage too since I haven't locked a lease in Seattle down yet. Any advice is appreciated!

  • TR Resident Logan / Avondale

    I used a pod, Smart Box, and it was in a parking spot in front of my house for about a week. Granted I live on a smaller side street, but I had no hassles or tickets or anything.

  • C. M. D. Avondale Triangle resident

    That reminds me - I think my sister-in-law got a No parking sign and permission to put the pod on the street from her alderman' s office. Maybe worth a try?

Jul 08

Updated Jul 09

Shoes hanging over the power line

Okay, so shoes have been hanging over a power line on Rockwell, just south of Fullerton, for a while now (many months, anyway, can't quite recall when I first noticed them). I know there are different explanations for this, but I assume this means drugs are sold nearby (though this way of communicating seems bizarrely old school to me). I do get the sense, based on some things I've seen in the past few months, that there is more drug/illegal...

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Okay, so shoes have been hanging over a power line on Rockwell, just south of Fullerton, for a while now (many months, anyway, can't quite recall when I first noticed them). I know there are different explanations for this, but I assume this means drugs are sold nearby (though this way of communicating seems bizarrely old school to me). I do get the sense, based on some things I've seen in the past few months, that there is more drug/illegal activity on my block than there used to be. Yesterday I noticed a new pair of shoes strung up on another line just a bit south, less than 1/2 block away.

Any insights or thoughts here? Or noticed anything similar on other blocks?

May 12

Updated Jul 08

Looking for HVAC repair

Any recommendations for HVAC repair? Thanks!

  • I echo that. Derek has been to our church a couple times to place bids for a large A/C project and was great with following up with me. Definitely give them a shot.

  • Varagona Music Teacher & Lanlord

    Acustom I've been using for years, great guys.
    Tom the owner, and his long time employee Tom... are both very capable and honest.

    773-539-8175
    Tell them Deanna sent you.

Mar 19

Updated Jul 07

Comed question

Our comed bill is $57. It says our actual bill is $27 something but comed is charging us $24.71 as a delivery charge. That's ridiculous. It says our energy is being supplied by integrys and delivered by comed. Do you guys know if we have our energy supplied by comed instead of integrys if our bill would be less?

  • Jen

    Let us know Marcelina

  • ComEd is still responsible for delivery and billing. You have to pay all of it.

Jul 03

Updated Jul 04

Breakfast tomorrow

Hi, I'm having some friends over from Indiana tomorrow Independence Day and wanted to take them to Cozy Corner Diner which I've never been to but hear great things about. I know there are many establishments closed tomorrow and was wondering if anyone knows if they're open or not. I tried calling but I guess they left for the day already. Also, in case they are opened do I go to the one on Diversey?

  • Jezz Irving park area. Resident 16 years.

    Sorry. I forgot to say. The one I'm talking about is the one on Diversey and Kostner.

  • @Jezz very good idea! I just called and they will be open at 6. We're headed there and not settle for Golden Nugget after all. Thanks everyone for your help. You always come through.

Jul 02

Updated Jul 02

Logan Square Skate Park

The skate park on Logan is suppose to be just that- a skate park! My son and I come early so as to avoid the big kids and the bikes. He's still learning so the bikes are intimidating. The sign that used to hang (stating that no bikes are allowed) here has been torn off.
Today there is a family on bikes. One of the kids is on training wheels and the rest are running around like its a playground.
It's dangerous and not very useful as a place where kid might learn how to skate.

Jun 27

Updated Jun 30

Masada restaurant

Ok so I realize it only been open a day but has anyone been there yet? I figured there would be at least one Obsessive Yelper to post a review already.

  • @sadie: I'd say go for it. It will be a very unique and fun experience

  • Great food and drinks! Terrible service. They weren't even apologetic about it-not one iota. I'm sure it will get better, but man...

Jun 27

Updated Jun 27

Does This Bike Belong to Your Child?

It's been on the grass at 3329 W Schubert for over 24 hours now. I don't want to bring it inside for fear that the owner does come back and thinks it's been stolen.

Jun 24

Updated Jun 25

Explosion sound near Diversey and Central Park - anyone else hear?

Sounded too low to be a firework. Anyone know what it was?

  • I definitely heard it as well! I live on Milwaukee/Central Park, and had assumed it was fireworks since it lasted for a good while.

  • Yeah, I'm fairly certain it was fireworks. They're fairly common in this area, as I've noticed since just moving in a month ago. I'm at Hamlin/George and I heard them as well.

Jun 23

Updated Jun 25

Injured Bird

There's an injured pigeon on Lyndale near California in front of the Ottoman Empire's front yard. I know people hate pigeons but the bird's wing is broken or something and no one seems to want to help it. I don't want to just leave it there but I can't drive it anywhere or bring it home. Does anyone have any suggestions or help it?

  • Maybe a magician will take it and rehab it.

  • Francis 60647 Check out the book A Feathered River Across the Sky by J. Greenberg. It's about a different type of pigeon now extinct. Reading it changed my attitude about our local Rock Pigeon population. Nice to see people offering suggestions and support for our local injured bird!

Jun 22

Updated Jun 24

Shots fired?

Did anyone just hear 8-10 shots? I'm on Lyndale near California, and they seemed to come from a few blocks north. Debating calling the police since it would be the third time tonight. I already called twice about three men yelling and blasting music in the alley. So many sirens tonight as well. Logan Square seems to be getting worse by the day. :(

  • Gil Jimenez Private Investigator; IL concealed carry trainer

    Jill,

    You have absolutely nothing to apologize for.

    I took your original question as expressing concern about becoming bothersome to police with repeated calls. Call anyway. It's important that gunfire is called in. Increased calls mean more heat on the District Commander.

    I, and many others, share your frustration. This...

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    Jill,

    You have absolutely nothing to apologize for.

    I took your original question as expressing concern about becoming bothersome to police with repeated calls. Call anyway. It's important that gunfire is called in. Increased calls mean more heat on the District Commander.

    I, and many others, share your frustration. This is a great neighborhood, overall. This is 2014, d@mmit!!! Why are people firing guns outdoors?!?! I wish I had an answer, or solution. Suffice it to say that it comes from a criminal element trying to kill someone, asserting their power, or marking their territory like dogs.

    But the real question is: Is MY block/area becoming more dangerous??? Is it safe for any of us to be outside? To walk to the store? To the L? Stroll the blvds.? Sit out on the steps? Jog? Walk alone at night to a lounge for a cocktail?

    I've been on Logan near California for a very long time and there has always been random gunfire here. But over here, it's always been in isolated incidents, seemingly without victims. Other parts of LS are certainly more dangerous.

    Much less so, I think, around Cali/Lyndale, at least as far as gunfire and shootings go.

    However, this is the city, and there are some things that are simply unwise: Night walks down alleys, Getting into arguments with strangers, Walking into a group of teens, Not paying attention to people walking towards you from in front or behind.

    Read the EveryBlock LS crime reports, and you'll see patterns. I.E., a lot of night hour street robberies around the Milwaukee-Diversey intersection. Assaults, too (tho not sexual assaults). But I don't sense much going on down by you in terns of patterns.

    Still, we should be concerned about that One-In-A-Million stray bullet fired in anger or bravado. If we are close enough to clearly hear it, then we are close enough to get hit by it. So even 1 shot, 1 time should not be tolerated without complaint.

  • Thanks for your post Jill. What's being shot on this thread is the messenger. :(

Jun 20

Updated Jun 23

Catalytic converter stolen

Thieves stole my catalytic converter last night. I was parked on Kedzie by the park. Does anyone have an antitheft device for their catalytic converter?

  • Did you install the basic catclamp or the heavy duty model?

  • Sighryn Roscoe resident

    I got the heavy duty model. Thieves tried again a a few nights ago. My alarm was triggered so I went outside and a guy was jumping into a car. I have the Viper Alarm. Sorry for the late response, I just did two day work shift.

Jun 21

Updated Jun 23

Ale Syndicate

from their web site:
Our brewery is located at 2601 W. Diversey, part of the Green Exchange campus. We received our fermentation tanks at the end of May and plan to start brewing in early June. In the meantime, we are working with partner breweries throughout Illinois to produce our beer. Currently, our partners include Excel Bottling in Breese and Big Chicago Brewing Company in Zion.

Check out our Facebook page or Twitter feed for updates on the construction!

While...

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from their web site:
Our brewery is located at 2601 W. Diversey, part of the Green Exchange campus. We received our fermentation tanks at the end of May and plan to start brewing in early June. In the meantime, we are working with partner breweries throughout Illinois to produce our beer. Currently, our partners include Excel Bottling in Breese and Big Chicago Brewing Company in Zion.

Check out our Facebook page or Twitter feed for updates on the construction!

While we are not open to the public just yet, we do hope to host events and tours later this year. We also plan to build a taproom where you can come by and taste our newest brews and pick up a growler to go.

  • Joe T. near California Blue Line

    Since "Syndicate" sounds sinister, I had to look it up: defn: a group of individuals or organizations combined to promote some common interest.

    Count me in. I hope the Ale Syndicate sells their wares at Vas Foremost down the street.

  • I work for the brewery & am happy to answer any questions. Joe, that's exactly the definition we use - thanks for sharing it! You should be able to find our 6-packs at the Vas Foremost on Milwaukee as well as most local Logan Sq. liquor stores.

Jun 22

Recommendation for gutter cleaners

Can anyone recommend a good service for cleaning gutters on a house? I've looked on Yelp, but would like some recommendations from EB too. Thanks!

Jun 19

Updated Jun 22

Shooting on Richmond & Logan

My husband was jogging down Logan and was almost hit by a white Grand AM filled with multiple Latinos who seemed like they were following a grey Honda (playing loud music driven by a young Latino) as he reached California. The Grand AM turned down the parkway, to catch up to the Honda. One person got out and shot twice-- and left. The police are investigating. He would have never believed this would occur at 12:25 pm on a Thursday!

  • Lisa Sepper Logan Square area

    I am a runner, this morning I was out getting in my miles when MANY drivers were just blowing past the STOP signs & also disregarding the lights. I was stopped & waiting for the light to change when a car came flying down the street. Be careful out there, we have laws but some people think these laws do not apply to them.

  • The Crusty Pirate Old crotchety pirate captain (retired)

    the uncivilized.

Jun 15

Updated Jun 19

Rockwell/Maplewood/Talman/Lyndale Area Possible Car Thefts.

Be aware that since last night (and this morning) there have been some suspicious black males who clearly do not live in this neighborhood checking out vehicles. Ive tried calling 311 but wait on hold an indefinite amount of time. Luckly i walk out with my dog and they start walking. If you live in this area make sure youre keeping an eye on your vehicles!

  • Chicagohottie

    Just trying to help guys. Speaking from personal experience. I'm wasting resources? Lol Y ok. Don't they won't show up.

  • C. M. D. Avondale Triangle resident

    They do show up. But Dispatch prioritizes calls so that immediately dangerous situations - like someone with a gun - are attended to first. If you don't see a gun, don't report it.
    We've had a fair amount of trouble with MLDs in my area, and have been encouraged to...

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    They do show up. But Dispatch prioritizes calls so that immediately dangerous situations - like someone with a gun - are attended to first. If you don't see a gun, don't report it.
    We've had a fair amount of trouble with MLDs in my area, and have been encouraged to call 911 for loitering young men dressed in gang colors. The cops may not show up in 5 minutes, but they do come. There are only so many officers, and sometimes the cars are dispatched according to the level of danger to the public.
    If someone is reporting a man with a gun at the same time I'm calling, I hope to hell the cops DO go to that call first rather than my "suspicious loitering, possible gang member lookout" call.
    Exaggerated reports help no one. Call 911, report what you see, don't make up a story about a gun to have your call prioritized above someone who may actually not be able to wait, because someone really DOES have a gun.

Jun 18

Updated Jun 19

Hoyne and Iowa Construction

What's going up at Hoyne and Iowa? Moving just down the street from this development in a couple weeks, just curious.

  • Alisa DNAinfoCHI Wicker Park/Bucktown/WestTown reporter

    Do you have an address?

Jun 17

Updated Jun 18

Found Beagle

Location: 1800 N Spaulding
Call: 773-899-6632

  • Hi Pat, thankfully the lost Beagle had a microchip. I took the her to Logan Square Animal Hospital they were able to track down the owners. I waited there and personally handed over the dog to the owners. They were very thankful. One of the kids playing in their yard left the gate open and off she went. Her name is Bell.

    Case closed!

  • Thanks for your help Doug. Happy to hear that

Jun 17

Updated Jun 18

5 Gunshots, I think?

Live at North and Wabansia and just heard, what I believe were gunshots. Could it have been fireworks?

  • I don't know how anyone could be confused.. The two sound nothing alike..Like seriously they don't.

  • PR

    I grew up around guns and have spent a lot of time shooting them. Those were gunshots. Someone shot off fireworks about 10-15 minutes later. I don't have any trouble identifying them.

    However, I can also see how someone could confuse them if they didn't grow up around guns like...

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    I grew up around guns and have spent a lot of time shooting them. Those were gunshots. Someone shot off fireworks about 10-15 minutes later. I don't have any trouble identifying them.

    However, I can also see how someone could confuse them if they didn't grow up around guns like I did. When the windows are closed and the gunshots are a few blocks away the sound can be muffled or reverberate. I wouldn't shame anyone for calling in what they think are gunshots. Fireworks are also illegal in the city so either way you are doing the right thing by letting the police know.

Jun 15

Updated Jun 17

Reward for the safe return of lost dog!

LOST DOG, please help!!
If you see this dog, please contact us!

Dog information:
-Name: Lotus
-Breed: Chihuahua
-Age: 1 year old
-Sex: Female
-Color: White
-Wears a purple collar with her name engraved, "Lotus"

Contact information:
-Name: Nicholas or Edwin
-Phone Number(s): (708) 941-5872 or (312) 576-8587 (CALL OR TEXT)

Last seen:
Friday, June 13, 2014 at about 8:00pm on the corners of Kimball/Homan and North Ave.

Thank you!

  • Caitlin G. I'm obsessed with dogs and cop shows.

    Have you posted to Lost Dogs IL on Facebook too? We'll keep a lookout!!

  • Hi Caitlin, yes we have. Thanks for suggesting!

Jun 13

Updated Jun 16

Cozy Diner

New sign went up yesterday, new space still being worked on- for breakfast food, love this place- great hash browns, eggs, waffles, pancakes and french toast. I've been going there for years, and it is nice to see them expand.

  • Any knowledge behind the claims of "pushing out" and "taking over" the produce place. A small local business is doing well enough to expand, seems like a good thing to me.

  • Its my understanding that the owner of Cozy Corner owns the building and did not want to renew lease with produce store so he could expand.

Jun 15

Found Lost Kitten

Looking for the family of an adorable kitten found near Whipple and Wabasia. The kitten is wearing a pink collar. Message me if this is your kitten.

Jun 11

Updated Jun 12

Suspicious activity 1700 block N Albany

Does anyone know what is happening right now at Wabansia and Albany?

Jun 11

Looking for infant care? Care in the square is now accepting infants!

Good morning! My home daycare/preschool is opening our first ever infant "class" this summer/fall. We have an opening available starting June 30th for a child 8 weeks and older.

Please visit our updated website www.careinthesquare.com for information on our new infant program (found on our curriculum page)

Tours begin next week. Book yours today. Sarah@careinthesquare.com

*also accepting inquiries into our preschool class.

Jun 02

Updated Jun 10

Greystone on Damen Almost Gone

Divvyed past this building yesterday (Sunday). Most likely the rest of it will be torn down soon. There was a thread about it a few weeks or months back.

  • Alisa DNAinfoCHI Wicker Park/Bucktown/WestTown reporter

    True Buster. But this old greystone was surrounded by retail. A wheelchair couldn't access it because there are steps. It is weird to see the greystone gone.

  • Michael Bucktown Resident

    Glad to see its ugly sister to the south has been taken down too. Both were major eyesores.

Jun 08

Updated Jun 09

Found iPhone at Julia De Burgos Park

I just found an iPhone at JDB Park. If you can describe to me by make and appearance, then message me and I'll get it back to you. Just want to get it back to rightful owner!

  • You can also call home, mom, dad, most recent dialed number, etc. and talk with that person to find the owner.

  • Mission accomplished. Phone is back with its thankful owner. Thanks everyone.

Jun 03

Updated Jun 09

Madison Public House

Looks like they are set to open Thursday. (So the sign on the wall says)(Milwaukee and Talman)

read this from the LoganSquarist : The Madison Public House staff say they hope to set the establishment apart from other Logan Square bars by offering an all-in-one experience, including a beer garden, extensive brunch menu featuring customized Bloody Marys and fresh squeezed juices, 17 different tap beers, televised sports and a weekend dance party similar to the ones that made Innjoy famous in the city.

  • kate www.shopsinkorswim.com

    I went last night. It was good! The atmosphere is casual. We ate a burger and some wings and they were both great! The wings we especially good. So many flavor options,I want to try them all. I am really happy this opened up. I hope it'll help bring more interest into that stretch of Milwaukee.

  • I went this weekend, it was fun, only drank, no food, the bar has lots of potential.

Jun 04

Updated Jun 05

Time to leave.

So, I remember about 4-5 years ago when there was all this talk about making Grand and Harlem a business district again, they wanted to make it a "main street" of sorts. As of right now there's allegedly a cover all/garbage cell phone store going in next to PS Yoga, there's a Currency Exchange being put in at the corner of Grand and Neva where Zumba was and there's a Methadone clinic by Leila's Pool hall. Not to mention all of the empty storefronts and plots of land up and down grand ... This screams of Mont Clare going quickly down the drain.

  • Wait, is Mont Clare the name christened upon this area?

  • David in Mont Clare Been around for 31 years.

    Been in the area for almost 32 years, on Grand ave for the past 4 years. Been Mont Clare forever, Galewood is to the south and Elmwood Park to the west. Traditionally a heavy Italian neighborhood but that's changed quite a bit over the years.

Jun 03

Updated Jun 04

The Ontario Feeder Ramp is being demolished/CTA Blue Line changes

In case you didn't hear- Planned renovations to the Ontario Feeder ramp on the Kennedy Expressway will take place over three weekends in June. From June 13-15 the eastbound I-90/94 and reversible lanes will be closed, from June 20-22 the westbound I-90/94 and reversible lanes will be closed and from June 27-29 the eastbound I-90/94 exit to Ohio Street will be closed. IDOT is urging travelers to use another route during those times.

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In case you didn't hear- Planned renovations to the Ontario Feeder ramp on the Kennedy Expressway will take place over three weekends in June. From June 13-15 the eastbound I-90/94 and reversible lanes will be closed, from June 20-22 the westbound I-90/94 and reversible lanes will be closed and from June 27-29 the eastbound I-90/94 exit to Ohio Street will be closed. IDOT is urging travelers to use another route during those times.

So, the CTA facelift on The Blue Line will happen THIS WEEKEND- but they will be taking a break ..In order to help provide more options to people traveling around the city, the CTA opted to reschedule the work originally planned between Logan Square and Western for a to-be-announced future date.

After that, Blue Line commuters will get a reprieve from the construction and closures until July 25. According to the CTA, work is now expected to continue into September.

  • Bart..thank you from all of us for all your posts! I learn so much from you! (Oh, and love the photos...)

  • Angel L. Ortiz In love with Wicker Park

    I concur with kittyhop. The pictures are phenomenal and you have become my reliable source for my city news and updates.

Jun 03

Updated Jun 03

Blue Line Construction?

Is the blue line closed in Logan Square every weekend? If not, when will it be closed?

Thanks!

  • ANR

    Google Blue Line construction.

  • Jennifer Bridgeport to Bucktown and some places in between

    Friday, June 06, 2014 - 10:00 PM to Monday, June 09, 2014 - 4:00 AM

    Friday, July 25, 2014 - 10:00 PM to Monday, July 28, 2014 - 4:00 AM

    Friday, August 08, 2014 - 10:00 PM to Monday, August 11, 2014 - 4:00 AM

May 29

Updated Jun 03

Good Morning, Neighbors

Yesterday marked our grand opening, and we are thrilled to be part of the WOW (West of Western) District.

We're keeping our menu local, sourcing Chicago-roasted Metropolis coffee, fresh baked pastries from Interurban, as well as a toast service using bread from Crumb and jams from Pear Tree Preserves.

2415 W North Ave
M-F: 6am-7pm
S/S: 7am-7pm

facebook.com/cupandspoonchicago
@CupAndSpoonChi

Hope to see you soon!

  • Hi Alisa, thank you! Please count us in. I'd love to provide some cold brew coffee and iced tea. Yay summertime.

  • Alisa DNAinfoCHI Wicker Park/Bucktown/WestTown reporter

    Thank you!! I will add Cup and Spoon info to preview story and call or email. See you on the 18th! Yay summer :)

May 31

Updated Jun 02

Affordable handyman in logan square area?

Does anyone have a recommendations for a handyman/plumber to make some kitchen sink repairs? I got a quote for $550 to take out a garbage disposal and redo the plumbing in a double bowl sink. Seems high...any ideas? Thx!!

  • Also check Taskrabbit?

  • J Blanton Plumbing is a successful family owned plumbing company. Jack has hired 17 plumbers, but personally answers the "on call" phone and came out immediately when our water meter froze this winter and again when a pipe burst in our basement due to freezing. I was actually surprised how...

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    J Blanton Plumbing is a successful family owned plumbing company. Jack has hired 17 plumbers, but personally answers the "on call" phone and came out immediately when our water meter froze this winter and again when a pipe burst in our basement due to freezing. I was actually surprised how fast and professional he was. He even capped off an open gas line in my furnace room he noticed for free when he said it was a potential safety hazard.

    Very big fan and they are a local Chicago family.

    http://www.jblantonplumbing.com/

Jun 01

Updated Jun 01

Photo enlarged and printing

I am looking for someone to enlarge a photo into a 5 foot by 4 foot large print and frame. Any reccos?

May 31

Rare Full Time Daycare/Early Childhood Education Opening

Hello! I am the owner of Care in the Square, a home daycare located on the edge of Bucktown and Logan Square. One of our beloved families is moving out of state near the end of June so we will have a full time space available for a child who is 9 months or older at the time of enrollment.

Care in the Square is run by two IL state certified teachers with an extensive background working with early childhood...

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Hello! I am the owner of Care in the Square, a home daycare located on the edge of Bucktown and Logan Square. One of our beloved families is moving out of state near the end of June so we will have a full time space available for a child who is 9 months or older at the time of enrollment.

Care in the Square is run by two IL state certified teachers with an extensive background working with early childhood aged children. Our passion lies in art integrated education, allowing children to creatively explore their learning. Our curriculum is written in home to reflect this creative process along with the interests of the children in our program.

We are open 8am-6pm, Monday through Friday. Tuition includes: breakfast, lunch, snack, diapers and wipes. This is a full time opening which is considered 4-5 days of attendance. We have a beautiful space indoors and lovely outdoor playground on site that was built specifically for our young children to enjoy. Many references available.

Feel free to visit our website: www.careinthesquare.come or email me at sarah@careinthesquare.com to book a tour.

We look forward to speaking with you!

May 29

Updated May 30

Street lights out for a week

I and other neighbors have been calling 311 every night for 7 nights about the street lights off, on and around the 2700 block of north ridgeway. Still out. With increased gang activity in the area the last few months it feels really unsafe out there on a pitch black street. Are there any other steps that can be taken to get someone to help? Thanks!

  • Anton Irie 3 Years And Still Unsure About LS

    your neighbors north of you have been submitting this (online) for the last couple days as well!

  • Update: on the way to work this am, saw workers on wrightwood working underground. Didn't have time to call alderman. Hoped maybe the workers were fixing it.. Just got home and lights are on!! Perhaps the alderman reads Everyblock.. 😏

May 29

Updated May 30

Best prices garden shops?

What are the best priced garden shops (that also have quality plants)? It doesn't have to be in the neighborhood, but I would prefer it to be. Definitely has to be in the city though. (Oak park would be ok.) Thanks!

  • I personally haven't had problems with anything I've bought from Home Depot, but I shop there pretty selectively. Better to shop local, to be sure; I was just offering it as a place to find things inexpensively.

  • I like Christy Webber! Good selection.

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