6 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Roxie's

Has anyone been yet? Thumbs up? Thumbs down? Hopefully this is the catalyst for that stretch of Milwaukee that gets some other entrepreneurs to open up shop in all those vacants just north of the Bloomingdale trail...

  • al

    Buster, It looks like you were skimped on the size of your slice. I understand the thought of paying $5-8 for a slice of pizza is a little over the top but my wife and I were able to get dinner for $25 and were very full and satisfied. There aren't many places to go grab a quick dinner for less than that.

    nosara: that was 3 slices for 2 people.

  • I went on Friday night, place had a good ambiance for being small and line was out the door. We had to get moving so stood in line to take a slice to go, and no carry out? I've never heard of a pizza place that doesnt do carry out. Still cant wrap my had around it.

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Logan square shots fired

Anyone else here them near California and Palmer? 3 shots in the last couple minutes? Not sure if its that or fireworks.

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Lost Keys

Lost my keys on Sawyer somewhere between Milwaukee and George just now. Has a skull and crossbones keychain, a blue carabiner, a white bottle opener, and numerous key passes (including Logan Square Fitness). Please keep your eye out for them as you walk around that area in the next few days! Message me here if you find them.

Note: please do not try and rob me; my building has like 80 security cameras. It will not go well.

  • Allie Wallace Evil Queen of Logan Square

    Woohoo! Lost keys found! Yay to having super nice neighbors!

Nov 21

Updated 6 days ago

4200 n drake --shots fired again

I don't live on the block first and foremost. Ive noticed alot of shots fired calls on the 20 nov at around 11 pm. A cadillac suv was shot up and yes..it is gang related. I can recall the the male who drives this car pleading on here that he is not involved in gangs...however this video will prove otherwise..mind you the cadillac in the video is the same one shot up last night -------http://youtu.be/t60FwwXCwxE

  • PR

    Contact you local CAPS coordinator. They can pass this video along to their gang intelligence unit. These videos can be very helpful to them.

Nov 18

Updated Nov 19

New building at North & California?

Anyone know what's going up right next to Erie Family Health on North Ave. (just East of California)? Probably condos or something, but I can't find any information.. Not sure what the address is, maybe 2742-2748 W. North?

  • It's not 'Old Chicago' anymore...you should check out what is being built on the 1800 block of Whipple...so many angles, so little windows. Listed as a '2 story private resident' ..then if you go on the website it is an 'art gallery.
    AND the vacant lot was a rat village so we are getting those guys as well

  • There's also a vacant empty lot/grass & garbage field just a couple buildings west of this one i posted about, on North just west of California. I think it just got bought this summer, so we'll see what happens there.

Nov 19

Updated Nov 19

Permanent Scaffolding?!?

I live & work next to the building at 1927 N. Milwaukee. This building's had scaffolding up for over a year now. I've never seen any work being done on it. I worry that it'll be up indefinitely. The permits just keep getting renewed! I've talked to my alderman many times about this but they act as if not much can be done if it is permitted. I heard a rumor that the building is bankrupt. Any thoughts/ideas on what I can do to get this down until actual work is scheduled?

  • I would leave a letter for the condo association president. Wouldn't hurt to ask someone involved...as a neighbor, I would think they wouldn't mind updating you

  • Good idea! Thanks :)

Nov 17

Updated Nov 18

Stolen package

Hi all,

I wanted to give everyone a heads up to keep an eye on their packages. I have an 8 ft spiked fence, and somehow the stinker was able to grab my package, open it and toss the box in the street.

  • Our packages always get put into our closed in entryway so they are out of view from the street, but the other day I found a large package outside on the stoop. I checked to see who's it was so I could put it inside but it wasn't even my...

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    Our packages always get put into our closed in entryway so they are out of view from the street, but the other day I found a large package outside on the stoop. I checked to see who's it was so I could put it inside but it wasn't even my building's address. It was three houses down, so I brought it down there and put it inside their door. Seemed odd and annoying that they were so off on the address because it seemed like an important package. I didn't think to check what service delivered it though.

  • Aislin, that's actually not true at all.
    USPS has a signature required for delivery feature for shipping, and I discovered through much trial and error with shipping and receiving vinyls that I liked using USPS more than UPS for a most deliveries because they were more reliable and consistent. Sometimes,...

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    Aislin, that's actually not true at all.
    USPS has a signature required for delivery feature for shipping, and I discovered through much trial and error with shipping and receiving vinyls that I liked using USPS more than UPS for a most deliveries because they were more reliable and consistent. Sometimes, an overworked or lazy UPS or FEDEX driver forces the signature just to dump the package and get it off their route, and that's kind of why I prefer UPS for package delivery.
    They will hold packages at the local post office, which is much closer to us than the UPS distro warehouse is before returning them to sender.

Nov 11

Updated Nov 17

Bucktown handyman

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

  • I used Bucktown Home Maintenance and Barry tried to charge me 2 hours for an hour and a half of work and 30 minutes of smoking his cigar out front. Did not pay the cigar time.

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

Nov 07

Updated Nov 11

Ideas for Affordable 1st BDay Party?

Hi EB. My baby boy turns 1in January and I am trying to find a spot to host his party that is affordable. Mostly adults and a few kiddos with probably about 30-35 people total. I would appreciate any and all suggestions/ideas you have. Ideally in the Bucktown/Wicker Park/Logan Square area. Thanks!

  • ADN

    I had my daughter's 2nd bday party at Pizano's on division st. There was no charge for occupying the back room cause my party was about 30-35 people too. Highly affordable, great food, and it was fun!

  • www.duckduckgooseplayground.com
    is a children's place not a restaurant so kids have lots of fun , and parents can relax and enjoy the party while they play, affordable party packages and no charge for bringing your food or drinks, mention this post and get 15% off your birthday package

Nov 02

Updated Nov 06

Shoe Repair Recommendations?

I live near Milwaukee and Western. Any good shoe repair recommendations in the area?

  • Urbanpioneer Humboldt Park homeowner

    There's a great one on Division east of California that I went to recently. Speedy, friendly, and good work.

  • Sybil M Humboldt Park parent

    I recently went to Red Star Cobbler at 2550 West Division, between Western and California, and the service was great, quick, and reasonably priced. I was so happy to find such a great business in the neighborhood, when initially I was going to go to a place recommended to me in Hyde Park.

Nov 05

Updated Nov 06

Found your pittie. Did you find my wallet?

So rushing home to pick up kid from daycare and I dropped my wallet on the train at Logan Square. Black Kate Spade, all my credit cards, Ventra, DL inside. And when I got to my house there was a friendly collared brown pittie dancing in front of my gate. I let him in so he doesn't get hit by a car or picked up by an unsavory type. Can the karma police just figure this out and return our respective treasured belongings?

  • Used to be 'America's Dog'...war dog of WW1 and in the 30's, 'nanny dog' as people would have this dog as a 'baby sitter' for their kids if they left the house to shop.
    They 'love their people' and will do anything for them

  • God Bless You and all the "lil Pitties"

Nov 06

Local Artists Participate: ART SWAP!

AnySquared is hosting a special artists networking event at Hairpin Arts Center: Details here: http://anysquared.com/2014residency.html or http://anysquared.tumblr.com/

Nov 04

Updated Nov 05

Lost tuxedo cat

My friend lost his tuxedo tabby. He lives in Roscoe Village. The cat is the sweetest, friendliest thing. "Keido" was his buddy and friend, especially since he's been widowed. The cat is without a collar (unfortunately), he is big boned, and loves his owner so much, I can't imagine he left willingly. Please contact me if you see a cat that resembles "Keido". Thanks so much for reading.

Nov 01

Updated Nov 05

Gunshots near Palmer and California

Anyone else here them off and on for the last 30 minutes?

  • I live near Western and Cortland and heard the unmistakable sound of 2 gunshots that woke me up around 1:30 am last night.

  • I heard 3 in a row around 10;30 last night near Palmer/Humboldt; then another single shot a few minutes later.

  • I have lived in Chicago all my life ,all the streets mention with all this shootings it is nothing new! welcome to gang infested neighborhoods!

Nov 04

Updated Nov 05

Power Outage in Logan

Anyone else experiencing this power outage in logan or have insight as to what caused it? I'm at Richmond and Dickens and the surrounding areas look dark as far as I can see.

Oct 29

Updated Nov 04

Lost kitty

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

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

Nov 02

Updated Nov 03

Installing curtain rods.

Anybody have a good recco for a handyman? All measurements are done. We have tools.

  • We used the Task Rabbit app and found a Lance S who was very meticulous and professional to help hang some cabinets.

Oct 30

Chicago Fair Trade Holiday Pop Up Shop opening at 2031 N Damen

From November 28 through December 24, Chicago Fair Trade will run a pop up shop with hand crafted goods from over a dozen locally owned fair trade businesses. Shop for home goods, jewelry, accessories, chocolate, and much more. Support fair trade producers and local businesses at 2031 N Damen.

Oct 29

Trick or treating in bucktown

Have any of you heard about a strip of Paulina being blocked off on Friday for kids to go trick or treating?

Oct 24

Updated Oct 27

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

  • Colin Bird Resident of Hermosa

    @Amber I do the same thing! I rent a car share and drive to Lincoln and Grace TJ's/Pet Supplies Plus. Used to go to the one near Kingsbury but I don't like it as much. While I'd prefer TJ's, I agree, anything would be great. BTW: if you use your...

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    @Amber I do the same thing! I rent a car share and drive to Lincoln and Grace TJ's/Pet Supplies Plus. Used to go to the one near Kingsbury but I don't like it as much. While I'd prefer TJ's, I agree, anything would be great. BTW: if you use your debit/credit card Trader Joe's, as well as any and all major retailers, analyze the billing information connected to the card when deciding to expand and where. I like, and frequent, Jimenez a lot, but I do need something a bit more frou-frou in my life as well. Lol.

  • Colin Bird Resident of Hermosa

    They also built a large Walmart Supercenter off of Diversey and Kenton last year and I don't think that's contributed to traffic too much? There is so much available space in that building to retrofit or parking garage within, as well as surface parking lots, that I think it'll be...

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    They also built a large Walmart Supercenter off of Diversey and Kenton last year and I don't think that's contributed to traffic too much? There is so much available space in that building to retrofit or parking garage within, as well as surface parking lots, that I think it'll be fine. The city wants a part of this development to stay industrial I think, so the whole thing won't go retail. The city is really protective of its remaining industrial corridors due to the multiplier effect of those jobs and I don't think they'll let go of much of a Pulaski to commercial real estate at least for the foreseeable future.

Oct 27

Dog with tags roaming alley!!

This dog is in the 1700 block alley between Albany and Troy. I can tell he/she has tags but the dog will not let me get near him without barking and running away...been trying for 20 min. Please help find owner.

Oct 26

Updated Oct 27

Fantastic local photographer!

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

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

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

Oct 24

Updated Oct 25

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.

  • Allison Logan lawyer & homeowner

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

Oct 20

Updated Oct 23

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.

Oct 19

Updated Oct 21

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.

Oct 19

Updated Oct 20

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!

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