30 hours ago

Updated 17 hours ago

Snow Removal Requests Made

Good morning! Letting neighbors on the Spaulding/Schubert/Kimball blocks know I contacted the building owners about shoveling their properties today.
Hope everyone has a safe commute today.

47 hours ago

Updated 18 hours ago

Veterinarian in Logan Square

Hi neighbors! Looking for some local recommendations for a vet who could see my pup. Would anyone be able to offer any recommendations based on personal experience? Looking for an office with evening/weekend hours!

Thanks!

  • I just wanted to comment on Logan Square Animals hospital. My crazy dogs were rough housing and the little ones eye popped right out! I rushed her over and they were great. They were professional and caring. We discussed several options before surgery. They took great care of her and have been in the area for several years. Though the office looks old, it was clean.

  • Allison Logan lawyer & homeowner

    Your Pet's Wellness is taking over the former Logan Pets facility and will be running an animal hospital out of there.

2 days ago

Updated 31 hours ago

Optometrist recommendation?

Hi neighbors: anyone have an optometrist in the neighborhood that they recommend? Thanks!

Feb 20

Updated 3 days ago

Electricity has gone up?

We think the landlord living downstairs has changed the panels around downstairs. It's been two billing cycles and the electric has come in crazy high. Does anyone know if there is a way to tell if the upstairs unit of a building is covering the lower level?

  • Lo La good old whipple

    thanks everyone. it is peculiar the bill went up in january for december usage and i know for a fact they use space heaters downstairs. i will call comed to come out and take a look tomorrow.

  • Alya A. Bucktown to Logan

    When this happened to me, I called and was told that my previous several months' bills had all only been estimates due to a reader being unable to access our condo. Suddenly when our bill went up by about 3x, it was because the actual reading was significantly higher than previous estimates and we were paying ComEd back, so to speak. Just one thing to check on, if you haven't, that would be an easy explanation.

5 days ago

Brewing grains for chicken feed?

I have some frozen spent brewing grains that chickens go crazy for if anyone is interested. They are from a week ago, and I will have fresh brewed grains Tuesday also. Pm me if interested.

Feb 19

Updated 5 days ago

6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

1812 n Milwaukee

I noticed the for sale sign came down. Anybody know if someone bought it? What's going on there? It's steps from the trail entrance and in between new and old apartments. I'd like to see some more apartments and retail go in on this semi desolate stretch.

Feb 17

Updated Feb 18

Construction issues

A new house is being built next door to my home my question is this. What recourse do I have against any damage to my property? I have cement mortar all over my windows from the brick work and a broken retaining wall that a truck hit. Attempts to find the person in charge has proven unsuccessful since no one speaks English...has anyone here had similar issues or luck with the city in getting them to hold off on signing off on a property until issues were resolved?

  • You may also wish to call your home owners insurance carrier so it is on notice just in case the damage is so great as to trigger a claim.

  • call 911 and report and they will transfer you to a city inspector, who comes out right away...at least it worked for the construction 4 doors over..but all this thread is good advise for sure and please do it all...and keep a log!!!!

Feb 05

Updated Feb 17

Streets and San dumping in Holstein Park

They've dumped like 6-8 truckloads so far of nasty muddy snow. Don't they know what will happen when it thaws?

  • It melts. Snow melts.

  • It was a swamp last year after the snow melted, and they poorly re-sodded the entire park, so this year will be even worse.

    I can also see all those garden apartments on Oakley end up with extra flooding.

  • Along with the swamp from a snow melt that muddy snow is full of salt which isn't good for any plant. When the grass doesn't grow back they'll just blame it on the dogs.

Feb 15

Updated Feb 17

Hardwood floor installation recommendations?

Want to redo our floors and are looking for recommendations. Would like someone who is reasonably priced with good attention to detail. Thanks!

Feb 14

Updated Feb 15

Recycling resuming?

It's been almost a month since our recycling has been picked up. Does anyone know when it's going to be picked up again?

  • Loulu Me

    A six unit building is supposed to have private waste removal. Anything 4 units and under the city will do, otherwise it is on the building owner. If the city has been doing it, consider yourself lucky they didn't catch it.

  • Ours didn't get picked up as scheduled on 2/6 in the alley between the 2400 blocks of Spaulding and Kimball. I saw the Waste Management truck that day working one block west between Kimball and Bernard. We'll see what happens on the 20th.

Feb 02

Updated Feb 09

Say no to dibs.

If you see garbage in the street, please throw it in a nearby garbage can. The street belongs to everyone. That said, if everyone shoveled and did a proper job (more than just enough to get your own car out but no more), dibs wouldn't feel necessary. Yes shoveling is work and we are very proprietary about our efforts but dibs is nasty, short sighted, greedy and down right un-American. Be a better neighbor.
BOOM
*drops mic*

  • wayne 25 year Irving&Austin res.

    It always seemed it me that people that use dibs, are just PIGGIES, If everyone would clean a little more than they need we wouldn't need we to have TRASH in our streets and could have someone visit us...We all need a place to park and need a place for...

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    It always seemed it me that people that use dibs, are just PIGGIES, If everyone would clean a little more than they need we wouldn't need we to have TRASH in our streets and could have someone visit us...We all need a place to park and need a place for a visitor park...i have cleaned quiet a few spaces out and have had other people use them, and nothing for me but that's the breaks of the game. we don't have a parking problem in July we shouldn't ever have a problem. If every able bodied person would do a little more, dibs wouldn't be needed...IMAGINE!

  • REALMCCOY West Town/Humboldt Pk Homeowner

    Trash just like the cr@p they leave in the street

Apr 06

Updated Feb 09

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

Feb 04

Updated Feb 08

Lost dog

There is a very scared brown brindle pibble wearing a black cloth collar running around the 3600 block of Wrightwood and Monticello. If anyone can help...

  • Fuarain CTA rider, walker, animal person

    Call 311 so they can send an animal control officer to look for it.

  • Where you guys out looking for him on Monday?

  • I found him on my back deck, 3rd floor! 2/4/15 at 6pm. Took him in. Only a rabies tag so I had animal control pick him up. Sweet boy though.

Feb 07

Updated Feb 07

Dibs

People on Lyndale aren't even trying anymore.

  • They're just merging their normal habit of throwing trash in the street with dibs. Maybe they can spray some graffiti on the spot too.

Feb 02

Updated Feb 06

Dibs

Just to spread the news, dibs is completely understandable. You spend over an hour shoveling, you deserve that spot. Thanks.

  • Carlos Munoz CostaRicaCarlos

    Ah Dibs. I remember when mayor Daley supported it. That's when dibs became a big disputed issue again.
    I believe dibs is a statement about who you are in our society:
    1. Are you the kind of person who will take advantage of your neighbor and claim property that isn't...

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    Ah Dibs. I remember when mayor Daley supported it. That's when dibs became a big disputed issue again.
    I believe dibs is a statement about who you are in our society:
    1. Are you the kind of person who will take advantage of your neighbor and claim property that isn't and never should be yours such as a squatter does?
    Or
    2. Are you being a good neighbor by cleaning out your spot and passing it forward as you should?
    3. Are you a giver or a taker?
    We all know what's the right thing to do and that those who want dibs are selfish haters only looking out for themselves.
    Sometimes for the fun of it I plow thru the curbside trash in my SUV (with front end cow catcher :) my kids think it's hilarious! On my block I'll pick up the dibs trash and throw it in the garbage.
    Carlos

  • Anne WP/Bucktown borderland

    Kass, like dibs, is an embarrassment to Chicago. And the meathead doesn't even live here. I wonder if he does dibs in Western Springs?

Feb 03

Updated Feb 06

Anyone need new chairs?

They're illegally holding dibs and city of Chicago considers them trash. Come grab them. They look pretty nice.

On palmer just east of kedzie.

  • By the way is this a debate every winter? If so, it's something to get over. Get out and shovel more than just your spots and call it a day.

  • I really don't care how anyone feels about dibs generally BUT this is a reckless post.

    So, let's say someone does come & take these chairs. Then perhaps a neighbour of yours parks in that place unbeknownst to them that those chairs were there & 'someone' damages their car thinking...

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    I really don't care how anyone feels about dibs generally BUT this is a reckless post.

    So, let's say someone does come & take these chairs. Then perhaps a neighbour of yours parks in that place unbeknownst to them that those chairs were there & 'someone' damages their car thinking said neighbour 'stole' or moved their property?

    Of course this course of action would be criminal BUT by suggesting someone take these chairs you put your neighbours in an awkward position where they were unaware of this potential scenario. If YOU want to take the chairs & put your car there I'd be all for it. You're aware of the potential situation that may occur. However, your suggested way of doing things I can't get behind.

Feb 01

Updated Feb 05

A hen needs rescue from animal control

Anyone here keep chickens?

  • Different breeds act differently. i had some barred rocks (one of the oldest breeds brought over on the Mayflower) and she would sit in my lap and want her head scratched; other breeds run like he.... Factory farmed breeds have been bred to live short lives and live mostly in cramped cages; 'free run' are on dirt and dig for worms and bugs...
    That article makes you wonder if they knew anything about chickens..sad...

  • Fuarain CTA rider, walker, animal person

    If you're curious about it, it was in Temple Grandin's book "Animals in Translation", which you would probably very much enjoy. As I said it may have been over simplified since it was written for a general audience.

Feb 03

Updated Feb 04

2700 N Spaulding Snow Removal Issues

One of the many reasons Fishman is a bad landlord. I've lived across the street from his property at 2700 N Spaulding, Spaulding and Schubert, for over 5 years now and he rarely, if ever, shovels these sidewalks. This, and the litter and dog poop he lets build up over the summer drive all of us who walk past it on our way to the Blue Line crazy. I feel taken advantage of by having him as a neighbor. He doesn't respect his properties and he doesn't respect the community.

  • What a bunch of whiners.

  • Mark Heller Logan Square & Chicago activist

    Hi Jen: actually Fishman does reasonable public way sidewalk snow removal at Schubert Square (northwest corner W Schubert @ N Spaulding) and nearby 2600 N Kimball (50 unit studios+1 br @ northwest corner Kimball at Wrightwood). Your photo looking west along Schubert toward Unity Park shows snowblower did "some snow...

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    Hi Jen: actually Fishman does reasonable public way sidewalk snow removal at Schubert Square (northwest corner W Schubert @ N Spaulding) and nearby 2600 N Kimball (50 unit studios+1 br @ northwest corner Kimball at Wrightwood). Your photo looking west along Schubert toward Unity Park shows snowblower did "some snow removal" = sharp vertical wall in snow @ right side of sidewalk edge = building side. The remaining sidewalk snow + pedestrian tromped slush shows, YES, they should have done followup clearing. The real problem there is CHA scattered site complex on south side of Schubert (southwest corner Schubert @ Spaulding) which doesn't ever clear public way sidewalks. And there's another "no shovel / never shovel" deadbeat at much higher profile location: 2556 N Kedzie Blvd = Boulevard Square southwest corner Kedzie & Wrightwood. Ground zero for Blue Line subway access & many many pedestrians. Lovely building with 4 cars parked in public way 24/7 on Wrightwood side. Deadbeat 2556 owner is also RED STAR LIQUORS, CAFE CON LECHE, and HARDING TAVERN owner. And $$$$ contributor to Alderman Rey Colon. Take your shopping, sandwich, beer, and cocktails patronage somewhere else until this deadbeat starts clearing snow from Wrightwood and Kedzie sidewalks around 2556 N Kedzie.

Feb 02

Updated Feb 03

Humboldt/Shakespeare sidewalk snow removal

Hello neighbors, this afternoon, I decided to try and clear the sidewalk that goes from humboldt blvd to Palmer square park. I got about halfway done before I had to go somewhere. But maybe someone with a snowblower or something could finish it? Otherwise I'll probably try and finish it tomorrow.

Also, I already called the 1st Ward office and asked them to have the city clear it. We'll see if that goes anywhere.

  • Alan.. You're probably wrong.

    Thanks neighbor. I doubt it will be taken care of by the city. The path for the park inside the roundabout (Milwaukee / kedzie / diversey) didn't get cleared once last year so I doubt this is a priority for the city unfortunately.

Feb 02

Moving cars

I live at Drake and Lyndale and they are trying to plow the street east of drake . If anyone has cars parked and can come out to move them , it would help in plowing the road . Thank you .

Feb 01

Thanks for digging our car out from the street

A thumb up for all the people help to dig car out of the street. Please stay home and don't drive if u can. The side streets are full of abandon cars. Good luck to us all tmr.

Jan 31

Updated Feb 01

5am Fireworks?

Anyone else wake up at 5pm to the sound and sights of fireworks coming from or around Bloomingdale between Washtenaw and Talman last night?

  • Canyon Humboldt Park

    These were fireworks. Someone posted on WB moms Facebook page that they saw the kids light off fireworks. I heard them as well.

  • They were definitely fireworks. I flipped on my police scanner app when I heard and they confirmed.

Jan 26

Updated Jan 31

Sexual Assault Perp @ Western/Armitage Area

This a.m. a guy flashed a woman at Moffat and Campbell. Last week, a nanny that works in our building on the 2400 block of W Bloomingdale was approached and chased to our place by a very similar sounding person - white male, 20s, backpack, sunglasses.

Keep alert, ladies. If you see something, call it in to 911.

  • Fuarain CTA rider, walker, animal person

    Seems like more and more of these incidents are taking place in the morning rush hour.

  • Craig Born and raised in the city.

    FYI Sexual Assault is what IL calls rape. This sounds more like Indecent Exposure.

Jan 29

Cops on 2500 block of moffat

Few cop cars outside at 9pm. Anyone know what's going on?

Jan 27

Updated Jan 28

Silver Cloud

What ever happened to Silver Cloud on Damen? There has been a sign for months now about redecorating.

Jan 17

Updated Jan 24

catalytic converters being stolen

a few cars on w. evergreen Ave. had their catalytic converts stolen. sometime after 2:30am. including mine.. also does anyone know a good mechanic in the area.

Jan 19

Updated Jan 20

Hybrid-friendly auto repair?

Our Toyota Care ended and we're looking for a place in Logan to take our Prius for regular maintenance and also minor paint repair. TIA!

  • Zapata always has good reviews.

  • BTD

    Green Wheels on Western by North Avenue specializes in electric and hybrid cars. Brought my Prius in for sevicing and came away feeling like they knew their stuff. Pricing was fair and attention to detail was obvious. http://www.greenwheelschicago.com/

    Close to Blue LIne as well.

Jan 15

Updated Jan 16

Pots to donate?

I got some new pots for Christmas and have a bunch of gently used ones that are still in good shape. Anyone know of anywhere to donate these at?

  • Alan.. You're probably wrong.

    Thanks Ora that is what I was looking for. I have sent you an email.

  • Lugo 30+years Logan-Hermosa

    Glad you found a recipient also would like to suggest Humble hearts organization

Jan 14

Havlan & West on Damen-Opening Date?

Hello!
Does anyone know anything about the new boutique opening on 1800 n Damen? Their website is pretty sparse, and I didn't see an opening date on the actual retail space.

Thanks!

Nov 11

Updated Jan 05

Bucktown handyman

Anybody know a good handyman? I've got an hour of work and all the tools. Just need some help.

  • What kind of work do you need, Tom? I'm in the business.

  • I'm reviving this thread. I have some really minor work that I'd like to hire someone to take care of for me in Wicker Park. Recommendations?

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