2 days ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Favorite tortilla chips?

This may sound weird, but having just moved here I need to know what are the dankest tortilla chips to be had here in Chicago. Coming from out west, the best we have are called Juanita's, made in Hood River, Oregon. Tell me the best brands.

3 days ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Logan Square - Avondale Newspaper Ad Sales

Hello Neighbors, we are launching the 2nd edition of Logan Square - Avondale Life, which covers cultural, economic and political life in the area. For this edition, we are looking for someone for advertising sales, specifically to help us get some more local businesses to advertise. The part-time position is commission based, with a high commission rate (50% of gross revenues for new advertisers brought on), which can ad up nicely. For more details, you are welcome to e-mail (jraider2@aol.com) us anytime. Thank you in advance for your consideration.

  • Jason Raider Owner & Managing Broker of Raider Realty

    Hello Deb, until we find out hire, this is one of the hats I will have to wear. If you send me an e-mail (jraider2@aol.com) I can forward you info on the rates, as well as a digital copy of the 1st edition.

  • Jason Raider Owner & Managing Broker of Raider Realty

    Hi Katie,

    For the time being the paper is only available in print. But, if you send me an e-mail (jraider2@aol.com) I can forward you a digital copy. Thanks.

3 hours ago

Mar 22

Updated 4 hours ago

Early Voting For Chicago Runoff Election Begins Monday

26th Ward – Humboldt Park Library 1605 N. Troy

This article has 50 other Chicago locations (Show)

Chicago Board of Elections – 69 W. Washington St., Lower Level Conference Room

1st Ward – Goldblatts Building 1615 W. Chicago

2nd Ward – Access Living 115 W. Chicago

3rd Ward – Chicago Bee Library 3647 S. State

4th Ward – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center 4314 S. Cottage Grove

5th Ward – Jackson Park 6401 S. Stony Island

6th Ward – Whitney Young Library 7901 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.

7th Ward – Jeffery Manor Library 2401 E. 100th St.

8th Ward – Olive Harvey College 10001 S. Woodlawn

9th Ward – Palmer Park 201 E. 111th St.

10th Ward – Vodak/East Side Library 3710 E. 106th St.

11th Ward – District 9 Police 3120 S. Halsted

12th Ward – McKinley Park 2210 W. Pershing

13th Ward – West Lawn Park 4233 W. 65th St.

14th Ward – Archer Heights Library 5055 S. Archer

15th Ward – Gage Park 2411 W 55th St

16th Ward – Lindblom Park 6054 S. Damen

17th Ward – Thurgood Marshall Library 7506 S. Racine

18th Ward – Wrightwood-Ashburn Library 8530 S. Kedzie

19th Ward – Mount Greenwood Park 3721 W. 111th St.

20th Ward – Coleman Library 731 E. 63rd St.

21st Ward – Woodson Regional Library 9525 S. Halsted

22nd Ward – Piotrowski Park 4247 W. 31st St.

23rd Ward – Clearing Library 6423 W. 63rd Pl.

24th Ward – Douglass Library 3353 W. 13th St.

25th Ward – Chinatown Library 2353 S. Wentworth

27th Ward – Eckhart Park 1330 W. Chicago

28th Ward – West Side Learning Center 4624 W. Madison

29th Ward – Amundsen Park 6200 W. Bloomingdale

30th Ward – Kilbourn Park 3501 N. Kilbourn

31st Ward – Portage Cragin Library 5108 W. Belmont

32nd Ward – Bucktown-Wicker Park Library 1701 N. Milwaukee

33rd Ward – Horner Park 2741 W. Montrose Ave

34th Ward – West Pullman Library 830 W. 119th St.

35th Ward – Independence Library 3548 W. Irving Park

36th Ward – West Belmont Library 3104 N. Narragansett

37th Ward – West Chicago Library 4856 W. Chicago

38th Ward – Hiawatha Park 8029 W. Forest Preserve

39th Ward – N. Park Village Admin Bldg 5801 N. Pulaski

40th Ward – Budlong Woods Library 5630 N. Lincoln

41st Ward – Roden Library 6083 N. Northwest Hwy.

42nd Ward – Museum of Broadcast Communications 360 N. State

43rd Ward – Lincoln Park Library 1150 W. Fullerton

44th Ward – Merlo Library 644 W. Belmont

45th Ward – District 16 Police 5151 N. Milwaukee

46th Ward – Truman College 1145 W. Wilson

47th Ward – Welles Park 2333 W. Sunnyside

48th Ward – Edgewater Library, 6000 N. Broadway

49th Ward – Pottawattomie Park 7340 N. Rogers

50th Ward – Warren Park 6601 N. Western

  • Paul Zickus B & R Bridgeport Armour School 1965 - VN 1971

    Now you know why some animals eat their young!

  • Paco 50thWardFollies.com

    Paul, A look at your profile and your mention of bacon buns makes me wonder--do you get your bacon buns at the Bridgeport Bakery on Archer? I'm from Bridgeport, and my brother and I still go to the old neighborhood just to stock up. Nothing like 'em anywhere else.

6 hours ago

Apartment for rent

Hello I am looking for a two bedroom apartment for seven hundred dollars Credit score is 645 Got deposit

7 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Routine Traffic Stop Ended In A Police Car Chase.

Police stopped a vehicle in front of the logan square blue line, when they asked the driver to step out (Police already had his on his gun), the driver took off. He sped down Milwaukee ave and dangerously turned into the boulevard where he crashed against a parked car in front of NewWave and ended hitting a pole. They immediately handcuffed him, and gave him the medical attention he needed before they drove away.

I overheard someone say it was a stolen vehicle.

Very scary, Very real.

  • Saw all the police cars, ambulances, and the wreckage tonight and wondered what had happened but could tell from looking that it was some kind of a car chase gone awry. Thanks Stefania

Mar 18

Updated 6 hours ago

LOST DOG - Abby - Maltese Yorkie Mix (Shih tzu, Lhasa)

Abby is still missing since she ran away from our dog sitter last Thursday 3/12.

She is a 10lb. Sandy (Light Blonde/White) Maltese Yorkie mix that we miss dearly.

There has been a recent report of a potential sighting 3/12 at Cortland and Whipple and then a potential sighting 3/15 of her at Sawyer and Wabansia. After spending 3 days walking around calling her name and talking with everyone we have not spotted her and haven't heard of any sightings since.

Please let us know if you have any information!

Jeff & Tara
315-391-8432
815-814-3427

  • Thank you very much for passing this info on. We will continue our 5 day long search of her through the streets and alleys. We have a plan to knock on doors as well in case she's been picked up and is being kept.
    Thanks again!

  • Someone found a pup in Ravenswood that sounds a little like yours. Have you found your pet?

7 hours ago

Ticket for expired registration - can I contest?

Thanks to the diligent parking enforcement, I received a ticket for Expired Plates or Temporary Registration (Code 0976160F). While I am guilty of not affixing the sticker, I had purchased and received the sticker a few days before the expiration month. My question is that if showing evidence of renewed registration although not on display is grounds for waiver of the $60.00 ticket. Trying to get some input before I contest via mail. Any advice or past experiences will be appreciated!

7 hours ago

Police Chase, Crash in front of New Wave Cafe

8:45PM 03-30-2015
Just saw unmarked police cruiser wiz by me and crowd reacting. I turned around to see what the commotion was. Older Oldsmobile crashed into car and then post. Did not see driver.

14 hours ago

Updated 9 hours ago

Brewery/restaurant at Kimball/Diversey/Milwaukee

On our way to the Gap outlet, we noticed some permits up next door for a brewery and restaurant but haven't been able to find anything as to what brewery this is going to be... anyone know or have read anything?

11 hours ago

Roof Deck Builder Recommendations?

We moved into our townhouse last fall, and now that winter is over we want to re-build our roof deck. There's currently a small deck (100 sq. ft) in place, but we want to replace it with one that fills the maximum allowable build-able space (approx. 400 sq. ft.). Does anybody have recommendations for a roof deck builder?

13 hours ago

Updated 11 hours ago

Lost Keys

Hi neighbors,
I dropped my keys this afternoon while I was out walking my dogs. While I re-walked the path several times, I cannot find them! If you notice a set of keys (should include apartment, bike lock, and a really obnoxious pink key charm from Claire's).

Please let me know if you see them!
Best regards,
Helen

  • There was a set of keys on Logan Blvd but I don't think they had pink on them

  • Thank you, Tim,

    I didn't make it that far north but they might have moved... I'll take a look.

  • Around 3012 west on south side of street. Someone hung them on the fence rail

Mar 22

Updated 12 hours ago

Early voting for runoff elections begins Monday

26th Ward - Humboldt Park Library 1605 N. Troy

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1st Ward - Goldblatts Building 1615 W. Chicago

2nd Ward - Access Living 115 W. Chicago

3rd Ward - Chicago Bee Library 3647 S. State

4th Ward - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center 4314 S. Cottage Grove

5th Ward - Jackson Park 6401 S. Stony Island

6th Ward - Whitney Young Library 7901 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.

7th Ward - Jeffery Manor Library 2401 E. 100th St.

8th Ward - Olive Harvey College 10001 S. Woodlawn

9th Ward - Palmer Park 201 E. 111th St.

10th Ward - Vodak/East Side Library 3710 E. 106th St.

11th Ward - District 9 Police 3120 S. Halsted

12th Ward - McKinley Park 2210 W. Pershing

13th Ward - West Lawn Park 4233 W. 65th St.

14th Ward - Archer Heights Library 5055 S. Archer

15th Ward - Gage Park 2411 W 55th St

16th Ward - Lindblom Park 6054 S. Damen

17th Ward - Thurgood Marshall Library 7506 S. Racine

18th Ward - Wrightwood-Ashburn Library 8530 S. Kedzie

19th Ward - Mount Greenwood Park 3721 W. 111th St.

20th Ward - Coleman Library 731 E. 63rd St.

21st Ward - Woodson Regional Library 9525 S. Halsted

22nd Ward - Piotrowski Park 4247 W. 31st St.

23rd Ward - Clearing Library 6423 W. 63rd Pl.

24th Ward - Douglass Library 3353 W. 13th St.

25th Ward - Chinatown Library 2353 S. Wentworth

27th Ward - Eckhart Park 1330 W. Chicago

28th Ward - West Side Learning Center 4624 W. Madison

29th Ward - Amundsen Park 6200 W. Bloomingdale

30th Ward - Kilbourn Park 3501 N. Kilbourn

31st Ward - Portage Cragin Library 5108 W. Belmont

32nd Ward - Bucktown-Wicker Park Library 1701 N. Milwaukee

33rd Ward - Horner Park 2741 W. Montrose

34th Ward - West Pullman Library 830 W. 119th St.

35th Ward - Independence Library 3548 W. Irving Park 36th Ward - West Belmont Library 3104 N. Narragansett 37th Ward - West Chicago Library 4856 W...

35th Ward - Independence Library 3548 W. Irving Park 36th Ward - West Belmont Library 3104 N. Narragansett 37th Ward - West Chicago Library 4856 W. Chicago 38th Ward - Hiawatha Park 8029 W. Forest...

...Irving Park 36th Ward - West Belmont Library 3104 N. Narragansett 37th Ward - West Chicago Library 4856 W. Chicago 38th Ward - Hiawatha Park 8029 W. Forest Preserve 39th Ward - N. Park Village Admin Bldg...

...3104 N. Narragansett 37th Ward - West Chicago Library 4856 W. Chicago 38th Ward - Hiawatha Park 8029 W. Forest Preserve 39th Ward - N. Park Village Admin Bldg 5801 N. Pulaski 40th Ward - Budlong Woods Library...

...38th Ward - Hiawatha Park 8029 W. Forest Preserve 39th Ward - N. Park Village Admin Bldg 5801 N. Pulaski 40th Ward - Budlong Woods Library 5630 N. Lincoln 41st Ward - Roden Library 6083 N. Northwest...

...39th Ward - N. Park Village Admin Bldg 5801 N. Pulaski 40th Ward - Budlong Woods Library 5630 N. Lincoln 41st Ward - Roden Library 6083 N. Northwest Hwy. 42nd Ward - Museum of Broadcast Communications 360...

...5801 N. Pulaski 40th Ward - Budlong Woods Library 5630 N. Lincoln 41st Ward - Roden Library 6083 N. Northwest Hwy. 42nd Ward - Museum of Broadcast Communications 360 N. State 43rd Ward - Lincoln Park Library 1150...

...Lincoln 41st Ward - Roden Library 6083 N. Northwest Hwy. 42nd Ward - Museum of Broadcast Communications 360 N. State 43rd Ward - Lincoln Park Library 1150 W. Fullerton 44th Ward - Merlo Library 644 W. Belmont...

...Hwy. 42nd Ward - Museum of Broadcast Communications 360 N. State 43rd Ward - Lincoln Park Library 1150 W. Fullerton 44th Ward - Merlo Library 644 W. Belmont 45th Ward - District 16 Police 5151 N. Milwaukee...

...360 N. State 43rd Ward - Lincoln Park Library 1150 W. Fullerton 44th Ward - Merlo Library 644 W. Belmont 45th Ward - District 16 Police 5151 N. Milwaukee 46th Ward - Truman College 1145 W. Wilson...

...1150 W. Fullerton 44th Ward - Merlo Library 644 W. Belmont 45th Ward - District 16 Police 5151 N. Milwaukee 46th Ward - Truman College 1145 W. Wilson 47th Ward - Welles Park 2333 W. Sunnyside 48th...

...644 W. Belmont 45th Ward - District 16 Police 5151 N. Milwaukee 46th Ward - Truman College 1145 W. Wilson 47th Ward - Welles Park 2333 W. Sunnyside 48th Ward - Edgewater Library 6000 N. Broadway 49th...

...Police 5151 N. Milwaukee 46th Ward - Truman College 1145 W. Wilson 47th Ward - Welles Park 2333 W. Sunnyside 48th Ward - Edgewater Library 6000 N. Broadway 49th Ward - Pottawattomie Park 7340 N. Rogers 50th...

...College 1145 W. Wilson 47th Ward - Welles Park 2333 W. Sunnyside 48th Ward - Edgewater Library 6000 N. Broadway 49th Ward - Pottawattomie Park 7340 N. Rogers 50th Ward - Warren Park 6601 N. Western

...Park 2333 W. Sunnyside 48th Ward - Edgewater Library 6000 N. Broadway 49th Ward - Pottawattomie Park 7340 N. Rogers 50th Ward - Warren Park 6601 N. Western

...Library 6000 N. Broadway 49th Ward - Pottawattomie Park 7340 N. Rogers 50th Ward - Warren Park 6601 N. Western

  • Steady Eddie quick on the drawl

    Tom G, I don't agree with a number of other person's opinions but if they are spoken with intelligence and integrity I respect every single one of them. Discourse and debate is the foundation of our representative democracy. Who we are as a people and as a nation evolves and...

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    Tom G, I don't agree with a number of other person's opinions but if they are spoken with intelligence and integrity I respect every single one of them. Discourse and debate is the foundation of our representative democracy. Who we are as a people and as a nation evolves and changes over time. We used to exalt an economy based on slave labor, deny women the vote and criminalize mixed-marriages. We believed in separate-but-equal and allowed men to legislate womens bodies. What was then isn't now because we protect and value free speech, the evolution of ideas and changing definitions of who we are as a nation. It isn't easy. We still have States like Indiana that want to legitimize hatred and discrimination while pretending to be Christian and hiding behind the fraudulent claim of religious freedom. A public forum is good for finding a lost pet, getting references for a plumber or announcing community events. But it also is good for exchanging and challenging ideas.

  • FGFM What the Cappleman!

    You left out the obligatory Martin Luther King reference.

2 days ago

Updated 12 hours ago

Room for Rent

Greetings all
I am posting this for my friend, who is looking for a roommate. Please contact me and I will pass on your information to her to set up an appointment.

18X22 ROOM FOR RENT
May 1st

I am looking for a non-smoking, peace loving, cat friendly neat individual to rent a beautiful room in an amazing Arts & Crafts building in the Fullerton and Western area; tree lined street, easy parking, tons of public trans, very safe neighborhood....

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Greetings all
I am posting this for my friend, who is looking for a roommate. Please contact me and I will pass on your information to her to set up an appointment.

18X22 ROOM FOR RENT
May 1st

I am looking for a non-smoking, peace loving, cat friendly neat individual to rent a beautiful room in an amazing Arts & Crafts building in the Fullerton and Western area; tree lined street, easy parking, tons of public trans, very safe neighborhood.

The 18X22 room is in the front of the apartment. It is very private, almost like having your own studio apartment. There is a faux fireplace, stained glass windows, ceiling fan, and the front of room is all windows, so lots of light. The apartment is on the second floor so it feels like you are in the trees. The room is large enough for sitting area, office, and bedroom area. Built-in book shelves. Beautiful!

The kitchen is huge and modernized, dish washer, walk in pantry, kitchen is furnished. The bathroom is also huge and very nice, clean, subway tiles, ceiling fan. The coin laundry is in basement. There is some storage available. OK for bike in basement, real safe. 3 units in the building, so the building is quiet. I have 2 cats. No more pets are allowed.

$650.00 per month everything included (rent, utilities, cleaning supplies etc. and housekeeping.) Phone & internet not included. $650.00 security deposit and references required. Apartment available May 1st (preferred) but could be as early as April 15th or as late as June 1st as well.

  • Colby K. Lincoln Square resident, event/media producer

    The room has been rented! Thanks to all who responded!!

5 days ago

Updated 14 hours ago

Two Towers/Max Gerber Development 2nd Community Meeting

The 2nd Community Meeting for the old Max Gerber Project (The Two Towers), at 2293 N. Milwaukee Ave, will be Monday, March 30th, at the Haas Park Fieldhouse at 6:30 p.m .

The last meeting was packed and was originally proposed to add 253 rental units in the area near the California L station - that's on top of 52 now permitted at 2340 N. California and 120 planned to open in Spring 2016 at 2211 N. Milwaukee.

  • Andrew - fair enough re: comprehensiveness and apologies for my short sighted/overall rude tone of the comment.

    Regardless, I'd just argue that this makes it seem like this is all new development when some, in fact, might be rehabs and result in a reduction in overall units. Maybe add a new color for rehab vs. new construction?

  • Anton - thanks for the apology and for the idea. I moved the Milshire and Mark Fishman's building at Milwaukee/Diversey into a new "rehab" category but left in the new development category those buildings which are being rehabbed but are changing use from commercial to residential (i.e. - the Gap Outlet building).

    Make sense?

15 hours ago

Batting A Thousand During Tax Season

Spring training for major league baseball teams begins in March. As you prepare to meet the April 15 deadline to file your taxes, here are some Social Security tax tips to help you knock the ball out of the park! Batter up! 

15 hours ago

Bateando Lejos Durante La Temporada De Impuestos

El entrenamiento de primavera para los equipos de béisbol de grandes ligas, en los Estados Unidos, comienza en el mes de marzo. Mientras que usted se prepara para cumplir con la fecha límite para declarar los impuestos el 15 de abril, tenemos algunos consejos sobre impuestos de Seguro Social para ayudarle a ¡golpear la pelota fuera del parque! 

6 days ago

Updated 17 hours ago

Anywhere nearby take small food donations?

Hi all, does anyone know of a food bank or agency nearby that takes donations of non-perishable food from individuals? I'm moving and have several grocery bags of items I can't take with me that I hate to just throw out.

  • Lisa Sepper Logan Square area

    There is a food pantry Our Lady of Grace 3749 W Altgeld, 773-702-5900

  • I also have a bag of cans to donate somewhere. Is there anywhere I can drop off near Logan Square that has evening or weekend hours? Thanks!

32 hours ago

Updated 17 hours ago

Is this your bike?

Someone left a bike on the sidewalk in front of our house that we presume was stolen. If you think it's yours please reply with identifying details. We plan to report it tomorrow and will also check all of the stolen bike websites.

17 hours ago

Renting Beautiful, Renovated Room, May 1 - $750

Hi Neighbors,

My housemate and I are seeking another roomie for our incredible, renovated duplex in Humboldt Park, 2 blocks south of North, east of the park.

It's a 3 bedroom, 2-flat apartment in a 3 unit building, newly renovated near Washtenaw and Le Moyne. Conveniently located 2 blocks away from park and a block from Cermak Produce. There are 3 full bathrooms, 3 outdoor patios, new washer and dryer in-unit, a backyard, one enclosed parking space, a whirlpool, gas...

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Hi Neighbors,

My housemate and I are seeking another roomie for our incredible, renovated duplex in Humboldt Park, 2 blocks south of North, east of the park.

It's a 3 bedroom, 2-flat apartment in a 3 unit building, newly renovated near Washtenaw and Le Moyne. Conveniently located 2 blocks away from park and a block from Cermak Produce. There are 3 full bathrooms, 3 outdoor patios, new washer and dryer in-unit, a backyard, one enclosed parking space, a whirlpool, gas fireplace, and beautiful open spaces with tons of sun. Basically, everyone has their own studio and we share the large, open kitchen and living room. Room for rent is $750 + an additional $60 (approx) for utilities. One year lease started on May 1. Email for more deets and pictures. http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/roo/4944653173.html

17 hours ago

Humboldt Renovated Room $750 - May 1

Hi Neighbors,

My housemate and I are seeking another roomie for our incredible, renovated duplex in Humboldt Park.

It's a 3 bedroom, 2-flat apartment in a 3 unit building, newly renovated near Washtenaw and Le Moyne. Conveniently located 2 blocks away from park and a block from Cermak Produce. There are 3 full bathrooms, 3 outdoor patios, new washer and dryer in-unit, a backyard, one enclosed parking space, a whirlpool, gas fireplace, and beautiful open spaces with tons of sun....

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Hi Neighbors,

My housemate and I are seeking another roomie for our incredible, renovated duplex in Humboldt Park.

It's a 3 bedroom, 2-flat apartment in a 3 unit building, newly renovated near Washtenaw and Le Moyne. Conveniently located 2 blocks away from park and a block from Cermak Produce. There are 3 full bathrooms, 3 outdoor patios, new washer and dryer in-unit, a backyard, one enclosed parking space, a whirlpool, gas fireplace, and beautiful open spaces with tons of sun. Basically, everyone has their own studio and we share the large, open kitchen and living room. Room for rent is $750 + an additional $60 (approx) for utilities. One year lease started on May 1. Email for more deets and pictures. http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/roo/4944653173.html

2 days ago

Updated 18 hours ago

#73 bus schedule

Does anyone know the best way to advocate for an extension of the #73 Armitage bus schedule? Right now it stops before 7:30 on weekends, which no longer matches community need, especially once the trail opens. I'd appreciate any guidance. Thanks!

  • It would be nice to have a Clybourn/Elston circulator bus that might run from Diversey/Elston to North Avenue then up Clybourn back to Diversey/Elston. It seems odd that none of these shopping areas are serviced by mass transit. Maybe the businesses would even subsidize it?

  • Exactly. I thought a bus starting on Elston up to Belmont and then going over to Clybourn down to north at the El Station would be perfect, but the CTA does not think like that.

41 hours ago

Updated 18 hours ago

Anyone see a car wreck on Belden last night?

This is a total shot in the dark, but I'm wondering if anyone who lives on the block of Belden between Kimball and Spaulding may have happened to witness a (probably) large car that was (maybe) reddish or burgundy in color smash into the front side of my parked car?

This piece of human garbage did not leave a note, but did leave an enormous dent in my car.

  • Lugo 30+years Logan-Hermosa

    You call 311 and ask for police non emergency

  • Yes - file the report with 311 (or stop at the station) and get the report number. You'll need that to file with your insurance company if you want to get it fixed. Unfortunately, unless you figure out who the culprit is, you'll be stuck with the deductible for your collision coverage (assuming you carry that).

4 days ago

Updated 18 hours ago

Just voted for Chuy

At Humboldt Park Library. I was in and out in less than 5 minutes. early voting is now.I don't want to hear any complaining if Rahm wins the election and you did not come out to vote. just like Bruce rauner is cutting all the social programs because we did not come out to vote. let's put a stop to that practice tag you're it!!!

  • Bger-I certainly don't dispute that "free" education is a lofty and admirable goal that may indeed pay long term dividends. My problem with Rahm is that he's contradicting himself on funding for those lofty and admirable goals. One can not simultaneously argue for adding costs while slamming an opponent for potentially adding costs, in my view at least. Longer days for kids involve longer days for school staff. Added college students that wouldn't have otherwise been there also involves added staff--unless the current staff have their classes packed ever larger.

  • Bger East Village neighbor

    James
    Each candidate brings their own priorities. CPS is a problem for this city. When people with school age kids feel they need to move to the suburbs, not because they don't want to raise kids in the city, but because they can't afford private schools and don't trust public...

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    James
    Each candidate brings their own priorities. CPS is a problem for this city. When people with school age kids feel they need to move to the suburbs, not because they don't want to raise kids in the city, but because they can't afford private schools and don't trust public schools, that's a huge problem. When you have a 50 % graduation rate (now 72%), that's a bad signal for businesses who are looking to locate here. Chuy's priorities seem to be cops on the street and eliminating red light cameras, both of which will add to an existing deficit. As I said it's about priorities.

5 days ago

Updated 18 hours ago

Humboldt Park Earth Day Clean-up Saturday April 18TH

Join your neighbors in cleaning our beautiful park and making it ready for a summer of use. The Humboldt Park Earth Day Clean-up is sponsored by Friends of the Park, and has been going on for over 20 years. This year the event is on Saturday April 18TH, starting at 9AM.
You can show up as an individual and sign up on that day, or you can sign up your group in advance and clean a specific area.
Tools will...

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Join your neighbors in cleaning our beautiful park and making it ready for a summer of use. The Humboldt Park Earth Day Clean-up is sponsored by Friends of the Park, and has been going on for over 20 years. This year the event is on Saturday April 18TH, starting at 9AM.
You can show up as an individual and sign up on that day, or you can sign up your group in advance and clean a specific area.
Tools will be provided, but it's always a good idea to bring your own gloves if you have them - the event goes on rain or shine so dress appropriately.
If you want to hear more in person, come to the Humboldt Park Advisory Council (HPAC) meeting on Thursday March 26th at 6:30PM at the Fieldhouse. Or email questions to hpac60622@gmail.com

  • RAKARWOWSKI RETIRED CITY WORKER, CLEANING UP HUMBOLDT PARK

    I will be there cleaning up HP! Please join me.

  • I'll be there as well, thanks for the reminder!

  • Malory Giraldo MakingHome

    Have we organized any other clean-up days for people that want to help and can't make it on the 18th? There is interest!

20 hours ago

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30 hours ago

Updated 20 hours ago

New Friends of the Library group for Logan Square

Hi all,
The new Friends of the Library for the Logan Square branch is holding its second meeting this Thursday at 6:30, in the library's conference room. We're looking for ideas, volunteers, people who love their library and want to make it better. We have a small group that turned out for our first meeting! Please leave me a note if you're interested, and find us on Facebook (for which we're going to start adding content soon!).

  • I can't make the Thursday meeting, but would like to be kept up todate. Please email me at franksfelicia@gmail.com

39 hours ago

Updated 20 hours ago

Sublet needed

I have a friend who has to move out of her apartment by June 1st because her lease is up and the owners (its a condo) are going to sell the unit. She wants to buy a house, but can't until next fall. She's looking for a 6 month lease starting June 1st. Anywhere on the northwest side is fine with her but she'd like to be close to public transit. Does anyone have any ideas?

2 days ago

Updated 23 hours ago

A place to live

Hi I would like to know how safe is19th street and Cicero.

  • Maria Munoz Maria Munoz Real Estate Expert in Chicago.

    Try Berwyn instead!

  • Em Ro evening is the whole day

    There are better place in the same price range...

2 days ago

Updated 30 hours ago

Alterations recommendations in Logan Square

I have some jeans that need to be taken in a bit. I tried the place on Armitage and Kedzie, but the stitches didn't hold up for long. Any recommendations? Thanks in advance! :)

3 days ago

Updated 30 hours ago

Where to sell used mattresses?

My middle-aged mother is moving to a smaller apartment this weekend and no longer wants, needs, or has space for her queen sized mattress and bed frame. I don't really want to go the craigslist route because waiting for a legit buyer (as opposed to a cashiers check scammer) and then trying to coordinate pick up is more of a hassle than I'm willing to deal with this weekend. I know there are used mattress stores but…? can't seem to find much info on getting rid of them, only buying them. It's a decent quality mattress, about 14 years old, cats and dogs in home. Suggestions?

3 days ago

Updated 31 hours ago

Now fixing Plaza Taino's "Sick Building Syndrome" Hipolito Roldan, President of HHDC.

Plaza Taino has what is called "Sick building syndrome" which means that the elderly residents get health problems from living in the building. The health problems are caused by bad indoor air quality. In the case of Plaza Taino the unhealthy air quality is the result of bad building materials and the absence of a ventilation system that brings fresh air into the building while removing bad air. The elderly residents spend time in their apartments breathing unhealthy air without...

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Plaza Taino has what is called "Sick building syndrome" which means that the elderly residents get health problems from living in the building. The health problems are caused by bad indoor air quality. In the case of Plaza Taino the unhealthy air quality is the result of bad building materials and the absence of a ventilation system that brings fresh air into the building while removing bad air. The elderly residents spend time in their apartments breathing unhealthy air without any exchange of air. To rectify this problem, Hispanic Housing Development Corporation will install a modern heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system throughout the entire building.

Hipolito Roldan, President of the Hispanic Housing Development Corporation has expressed that there is now plenty of money to go around as the 65th Infantry Boringueneers housing project's finances been approved. There will be possible to free some finances to install the needed ventilation system. It was the Hispanic Housing Development Corporation that built the building and it was Hipolito Roldan who made the decision not to install a HVAC system when constructing the elderly low income building project.

Sick, elderly residents look forward to some fresh air.

  • How can money earmarked for one project be diverted to another project at the whim of one man?
    Sounds like that building ought to be torn down. I suspect that if it was a private owner with open market rentals, the city would have condemned it by now.

  • Yup, wondering the same thing. I think the State needs to start looking into their finances.

3 days ago

Updated 32 hours ago

Save the Humboldt Park Beach!

Please sign and share this! The lagoon is an important part of our community, and it's opening is again in limbo, for the 3rd year in a row.

Why the lagoon is so important, it cools us off in summer, it is actually cleaner than the lake, it is fun and it provides one of the few places where all the diverse groups that make up our community get together in harmony.

https://www.change.org/p/mike-kelly-patrick-levar-alderman-roberto-maldonado-alderman-joe-proco-moreno-save-the-humboldt-park-beach?recruiter=7702648&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=autopublish&utm_term=des-lg-no_src-reason_msg

  • Clarence,
    The lagoon for sailing is always filled, so it will be available for lessons.
    The pond/lagoon being talked about is the one next to the Fieldhouse, which is emptied for the winter then refilled in the summer. The city has threatened to keep it empty to save money for the last few years.
    The reason for the petition (thanks Morgan) is that "the squeaky wheel gets the grease", and we want our elected officials to know that the beach is important to the residents.

  • Clarence Fraher 3 kids, 2 cats, 2 bunnies, 1 dog

    Thank you for clarifying, Glenn. I stand corrected :)

44 hours ago

Updated 37 hours ago

Fioretti backs Rahm?

What does this mean for the beloved Progressive Caucus? Was Bob for sale? What do the people who backed Bob for round one say about this? Somebody talk me down.

  • Douglas Raul Williams Family history in Logan Square since 1970

    Clearly a deal was struck since Fioretti is not running for his old aldermanic seat and his law firm will need business form the city. It is really disappointing and leaves a bad legacy for Fioretti since he was such a Rahm basher all his career.

  • Charles Thomas just tweeted - ".@Fioretti2ndWard admits failed effort to get @SEIULocal1 help paying debt. @RahmEmanuel says he'll help. Hmm"

Mar 17

Updated 38 hours ago

Logan Square Dog Park

Anyone have any updates on the Logan Square Dog Park? After it was approved last year the blueprint was on the Park District website with construction to begin Fall 2014. Obviously that hasn't happened. Any info would be appreciated.

  • Chris Defying a Singular Identity

    In 2012 the park 556 site, which includes the dog park, received $340,000 in OSIF funds, arranged by Ald. Colon for site development. The money has already been transferred to the Park District so State funding changes for other projects should not affect this project. The bids just need to...

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    In 2012 the park 556 site, which includes the dog park, received $340,000 in OSIF funds, arranged by Ald. Colon for site development. The money has already been transferred to the Park District so State funding changes for other projects should not affect this project. The bids just need to come in at the budget, and we'll know soon if that is going to happen.

    That said - Kim's note is on point. These projects only survive if people continue to get involved to support them, so please do get involved!

  • Kimberly P. 6-year Logan Square resident

    Hi dog lovers. I have an update on the future of the Logan Square Dog Park. We just heard back from the Chicago Park District and they have plans to begin construction on the new park in May! We are trying to get the project manager from the park district to attend our next committee meeting so he can walk everyone through the plans. Like our Facebook page for updates.

    Kim Pool
    Secretary
    Logan Square Dog Park Committee

44 hours ago

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2 days ago

Updated 44 hours ago

Riot Fest is a friend of the park

I noticed Max Wagner of Riot Fest quietly made a donation to The Boathouse Cafe/ Cafe Alejo via their Go Fund Me campaign. The cafe is being opened by 2 Latina entrepreneurs/restaurateurs. I think this another small indication of Riot Fest's willingness to be a kind of sponsoring partner of Humboldt Park.

  • LimoD Logan Square 20 years!

    Outstanding! Thank you!

  • RAKARWOWSKI RETIRED CITY WORKER, CLEANING UP HUMBOLDT PARK

    RF has learned from their mistakes and unless some other natural disaster occurs again, this will not happen again. Nobody is prefect but at least RF made repairs and those repairs have been accepted by the park district as completed.

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5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

More on the stick ups at 3000 W Schubert from DNA Info-

A man who wore a hoodie with the famous tagline "We Trippy Mane" during one crime is suspected of robbing Logan Square residents at gunpoint this month.

The saying was made famous by Juicy J, of the Academy Award-winning rap duo Three 6 Mafia.

During the robberies, the man says he has a weapon then takes the victim's property.

The first robbery occurred on March 14 around 10:30 p.m., in the 3000 block of West Schubert Avenue. On Monday, another...

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A man who wore a hoodie with the famous tagline "We Trippy Mane" during one crime is suspected of robbing Logan Square residents at gunpoint this month.

The saying was made famous by Juicy J, of the Academy Award-winning rap duo Three 6 Mafia.

During the robberies, the man says he has a weapon then takes the victim's property.

The first robbery occurred on March 14 around 10:30 p.m., in the 3000 block of West Schubert Avenue. On Monday, another person was robbed around 12:25 a.m. on the same block. About 15 minutes later, another person was robbed in the 2900 block of West Schubert Avenue, police said.

According to police, the suspect is between 18 and 30 years old, stands around 5-foot-11 and weighs about 165 pounds.

In one of the incidents, the man was wearing a dark sweatshirt with pink lettering of the phrase "We Trippy Mane," blue jeans, beige boots and earrings in both ears, police said.

you can see the thug at this lnk: http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150325/lincoln-square/we-trippy-mane-hoodie-wearing-man-robbing-lincoln-square-residents

  • Hot rock, are serious.?

  • Hot rock, sorry, I didn't see that you had asked the preceding question.

    But yes, it's legalto post warning photos of a suspected mugger.

Mar 02

Updated 2 days ago

Plaza Taino repair will start when finances for the Boringueneers housing project arrive.

Sources close to Hipolito Roldan, revealed today that the repair work at Plaza Taino, 1111 N. Francisco Ave. will be continued as soon as the Hispanic Housing Development Corporation receive the finances for the planned 65th Infantry Boringueneers veteran housing project, 1045 N. Sacramento Ave., Humboldt Park, Chicago.

Hipolito Roldan is the President of the Hispanic Housing Development Corporation. He built the Plaza Taino elderly housing project which now need major structural repair. The entire first floor is dug up...

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Sources close to Hipolito Roldan, revealed today that the repair work at Plaza Taino, 1111 N. Francisco Ave. will be continued as soon as the Hispanic Housing Development Corporation receive the finances for the planned 65th Infantry Boringueneers veteran housing project, 1045 N. Sacramento Ave., Humboldt Park, Chicago.

Hipolito Roldan is the President of the Hispanic Housing Development Corporation. He built the Plaza Taino elderly housing project which now need major structural repair. The entire first floor is dug up and unusable. The repair work started for about a year ago but came to a halt as Hispanic Housing Development Corporation run out of money. The open floor causes problems for the elderly and disabled residents as necessary services cannot be provided.

The finances for the 65th Infantry Boringueneers veterans housing project will be a welcome source for the Hispanic housing Development Corporation and for all its residents.

  • Smith Parker, I can vouch for the fact that the Plaza Taino has had the bottom floors boarded up since at least last summer. And there are still people living there. I would say there is a good chance it is true. The part about the structural integrity of the Plaza Taino being bad is definitely true.,

  • JeannyB Old Apartment renovator, architect,

    Don't these projects get inspected? Mr. Roldan's other projects on North Ave. seem quite nice and have no structural defects....they also have ample parking and all the residents seem content with their housing. The man is obviously very experienced. There's a building on Leavitt and North (not for the elderly)...

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    Don't these projects get inspected? Mr. Roldan's other projects on North Ave. seem quite nice and have no structural defects....they also have ample parking and all the residents seem content with their housing. The man is obviously very experienced. There's a building on Leavitt and North (not for the elderly) that was built somewhere between 2000 and 2005, that has no basement, and the foundation was messed up somehow...anyway the whole structure is off angle and all the condo owners who bought originally had to settle (none got reimbursed totally) for whatever they could get on their investments and move out. Makes me think, I'll take the 100+ year old buildings every time, at least the planning was for long term occupancy...this bldg. on North and Leavitt is still standing and housed Congressman Gutierrez for a long time till he moved out west...as far as I know this was not a HHDC project.

5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

5 story 'Micro' apartment building approved for 2328 N. Milwaukee Ave

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150325/logan-square/micro-apartments-approved-for-logan-square-after-year-of-revision

According to dnainfo:

"The Transit-Oriented Development would house 52 units ranging from an average size of 439-square-foot studios, 1,537-square-foot one-bedroom units and roughly 1,000-square-foot two-bedroom units
Cost for each unit will range from $1,200 for studio apartments, $1,400 for one-bedroom units and roughly $2,100 for two-bedroom units.

The plan for the Logan Square development will feature 18 parking spaces, two Zipcars and five affordable housing units — 10 percent of the total units"

So this won't be have 'SRO'...

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http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150325/logan-square/micro-apartments-approved-for-logan-square-after-year-of-revision

According to dnainfo:

"The Transit-Oriented Development would house 52 units ranging from an average size of 439-square-foot studios, 1,537-square-foot one-bedroom units and roughly 1,000-square-foot two-bedroom units
Cost for each unit will range from $1,200 for studio apartments, $1,400 for one-bedroom units and roughly $2,100 for two-bedroom units.

The plan for the Logan Square development will feature 18 parking spaces, two Zipcars and five affordable housing units — 10 percent of the total units"

So this won't be have 'SRO' /single room occupancy zoning. And to me the units are not very MICRO...or cheep. (I think the article might be mixing up the 1000sqft 2 bedroom with the 1500sqft 1 bedroom).

To me this seems like a good fit for a busy corner right by the El. This should help spread the revitalization of Milwaukee Ave further northwest.

  • Alan.. You're probably wrong.

    Jerry, just because you didn't make that much doesn't mean there isn't a market for it. I can think of two guys off the top of my head that were making that much as union guys while I was still in college. They went in straight from HS so no...

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    Jerry, just because you didn't make that much doesn't mean there isn't a market for it. I can think of two guys off the top of my head that were making that much as union guys while I was still in college. They went in straight from HS so no debt.
    Personally, I would NEVER pay anything close to that. I mean, my condo is half that and 1.5x the size (lol it's small) of that. But hey, it's not for everyone. Would you rather have this person rent one of these new ones and spend there cash here or take up some of the rental stock that's already dwindling as that's their only option in the area and force someone out of a cheaper apt?

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

    I would say that it's better to get together with 2-3 friends and rent a floor of a two flat. Economically, that is the best way to go, and how most savvy young people have been doing it here as long as I can remember. Since wages have basically remained flat since 1980, any independent (ie:not reliant on Ps) young person has limited options as they whittle away at their college debt.

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

  • Hey guys! Enjoy the plants. Take a deep breath there and relax.

  • EastHumboldtNeighbor resident since 07

    Parents giving you a hard time? It may be time to move out rather than raging on the message boards. The more you know👏

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

If you don't pick up that poop you might get flagged!

This topic has been addressed here ad nauseam, I don't think the offenders are reading Every Block- you know, pick up your dog poop! This afternoon, someone actually flagged a dog poop. I am not sure what to make of it- If you want to see this- take a look, I took a picture. (for some unknown reason, Everyblock pics are not going through)

https://www.flickr.com/photos/bartshore/16915159066/

  • Love the flags! You'd think the offender would be embarASSed!! In my neighborhood, some people pick up the poop in the plastic bags, THEN leave the bags behind. I don't like carrying my dogs poop around either~ I was picking up trash at the park, then stepped in dog poop~ I swear! A good deed never goes unpunished

  • CV in Logan Square Born and bred Sside, NWside transplant and love it

    Want to stop people from leaving dog poop behind? Take a photo of the offender, put it on fliers and post them all over the neighborhood. While it is an action, a flag doesn't connect the offender to the offending act. I love my neighborhood but I am sick and tired of having to tightrope down the sidewalk (and now, the curb!) to avoid dog feces. It was a nicer place to live before Logan Square got hot and started attracting lazy and inconsiderate dog owners.

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Water Bill

I know this has been a recent topic, but my (metered) water bill arrived today. Last March, my water bill was $83.40. This March, the bill is $177.49! I sure hope my tenants understand when they get a big increase in rent this year. And no, I don't have any leaks.

  • You might want to install water saving shower heads (if you haven't done so already).

  • Our (single family) bill went up a lot last time because we used a lot more water with our whole house humidifier. Almost double the amount with the cold temps. Maybe that's just us, but we used a lot more volume this winter.

Feb 24

Updated 2 days ago

  • Bger East Village neighbor

    Allen Montgomery
    Saw Barney Frank last night on Charlie Rose's show on PBS. He was asked to give a short opinion of several political figures like Clinton, Bush, etc. His opinion of Rahm decent guy (meaning morally) and very smart. And any time the words "rich Jew" have been used historically it's been a pejorative which is why it's seen as bigoted.

  • Allen Montgomery The real humboldt park

    Ms. Sensitivity strikes again

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