5 hours ago

Updated 5 min ago

Donate unopened Formula?

Does anyone know if there's a local place that I can donate unopened baby formula to?

  • CarrieLJ New P Square mama

    Following!

  • Darryl Holliday DNAinfo Logan Sq./Humboldt Park reporter

    There's a Women Infant and Children storefront next to the Walgreens on Armitage but I don't actually know how they operate as far as donations and sales.

  • Also following because we may have extra diapers to donate that our little one outgrew.

11 hours ago

Updated 15 min ago

Tony's Spoiled Chicken

Spoiled chicken again from Tony's on Armitage. I know it can happen anywhere, but it has only ever happened to me at Tony's. So, you know, statistics. Grrrrr, poo. That's as dramatic as my rage gets about this kind of stuff. I do want to put some gentle pressure on them to step up their game.

This is the face of a dog who won't get her chicken and rice. ;)

  • isis millward Living between Puerto Viejo and Logan Square

    ...or for them to respect their customers enough to make appropriate changes.

  • Peter W. CAPS Member 1413 Beat

    What store are you talking about? I don't know of a Tony's food store on Armitage.

3 hours ago

Updated 30 min ago

Cozy Corner Coffee Window?

I'd read a DNA Info article a few days ago (http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20140717/wicker-park/cta-blue-line-renovations-nix-coffee-shops-wicker-park-logan-stations) about the concessions area being pulled from the California station. One of the commenters said it seemed like there were a number of alternative coffee places, but the only one which makes sense for my commute - I'm coming from behind the police station - was Township, and I do not care for their coffee (or their service for said coffee, but that's another show).

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I'd read a DNA Info article a few days ago (http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20140717/wicker-park/cta-blue-line-renovations-nix-coffee-shops-wicker-park-logan-stations) about the concessions area being pulled from the California station. One of the commenters said it seemed like there were a number of alternative coffee places, but the only one which makes sense for my commute - I'm coming from behind the police station - was Township, and I do not care for their coffee (or their service for said coffee, but that's another show).

I started to wonder if there were any possibility that the to-be-rehabbed Cozy Corner would offer a coffee window. While I initially doubted it would make much sense on the alley side of the business, next to the NB exit - that alley can get pretty ripe - I knew I'd go if they offered it. And then today, I saw new windows on the alley side, and some sort of indented part of the outer wall. DARE I DRREAM, NEIGHBORS? Anybody know anybody who may know if that's even a possibility?

  • ANR

    Drove by, and I think that the windows are too tall for it to be a proper coffee window. Sorry to burst your bubble.

  • Erin 8-year resident of Logan Square

    I think the windows are just for the dining room..I'd meant the indented bit behind them.

  • Looks like a side exit/garbage exit.

25 hours ago

Updated 42 min ago

Increased loitering at Armitage/California

Does anyone know the story behind the group that's been hanging out with increasing frequency at California and Armitage? In front of the bank, and sometimes behind it. Young adults. They're not waiting for the bus...and have been hanging out a lot more often.

  • Anybody? I've very curious. They've been out there tonight. Along the side and hanging out in front. Not sure if they are homeless...or just staking this out as their corner? I've been noticing an increase in drug baggies and booze bottles in the a.m. Three young men and two women usually.

3 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Coach house is legal?

Is it legal to build a coach house on top of your garage, and use it for rental income? Do you know where to find the City of Chicago laws pertaining to this type of structure? We see several of them in the neighborhood, but were not sure about attempting this ourseleves. We can definitely use the extra income!!

  • New ones were banned in 1957, the ones you still see are grandfathered in. It's too bad, coach houses are much more appealing than basement apartments.

4 days ago

Updated 2 hours ago

2600 W. Corland - CHA Building Rehab?

Hello: I've noticed the two-story building at 2600 W. Cortland is undergoing some construction. I understand this is a CHA-owned property. Is the CHA finally readying this property for someone to live in it?

  • I am a realtor and had a buyer working for CHA looking at one of my listing this summer. Looks like they are trying to buy buildings to rehab.

  • Marc Rutzen Community Developer / Program Manager

    Thank you for your interest in the CHA's redevelopment efforts. I am the project manager that will be redeveloping 2600 W Cortland as well as the program manager coordinating the scattered sites program. We have actually launched about 20 scattered site redevelopment projects like the one at 2600 W Cortland...

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    Thank you for your interest in the CHA's redevelopment efforts. I am the project manager that will be redeveloping 2600 W Cortland as well as the program manager coordinating the scattered sites program. We have actually launched about 20 scattered site redevelopment projects like the one at 2600 W Cortland so far since summer of 2013, and we plan to bring approximately 80 vacant units across 50+ properties back to full occupancy before the end of 2015.

    If you have any questions about the scattered sites program, feel free to reach out and I will try to provide as much information as I can about the projects we are undertaking.

    Thanks again for your interest and outreach.

4 hours ago

Does City still filling potholes ?

I'm wondering if s\City doing anything about potholes, I'm not asking about side streets, Western or Armitage (between Western and Damen) looks terrible ? On Western same huge potholes since winter.

4 days ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Learning how to create an Android app?

Hi everyone-does anyone know of a community center or the like that teaches teens/young adults how to create a simple Android app? I appreciate any info. Thx

3 days ago

Updated 7 hours ago

Where are the Free Book boxes?

I enjoy the free book boxes in Chicago. However, I only know of 2 of them. There is one in Logan Square, in front of the late Johnny's Grill, and it's accompanied by a free video box. There is another one in West Town / Ukrainian Village, in front of West Town Bakery. Where can I find other ones?

As a side note, I went to take a look at the LS one last weekend; there was someone else there...

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I enjoy the free book boxes in Chicago. However, I only know of 2 of them. There is one in Logan Square, in front of the late Johnny's Grill, and it's accompanied by a free video box. There is another one in West Town / Ukrainian Village, in front of West Town Bakery. Where can I find other ones?

As a side note, I went to take a look at the LS one last weekend; there was someone else there hauling away a huge stack of at least 8 books. The only stuff left was garbage. It's just an open box, so I realize there aren't any rules. I wasn't going to hassle the guy or make assumptions about his needs. But please be courteous, leave some for your neighbors, and contribute to the box if you can.

  • There is one on Albany and Roscoe as well.

  • LD

    thanks! I have bags and bags of books to donate, this seems more appropriate than to the VVA who picks up all my other donations.

11 hours ago

Updated 7 hours ago

Nanny Share/Child Care Provider

I am seeking in home child care for my 10 month old niece. Our needs are 30ish hours per week with a budget of $200/week. Anyone have a nanny share opening or any thoughts? I know it's a tall order.

  • Nick she's looking for a nanny share which means the other family would also be paying. So it's more like $12 per hour. But typically a nanny makes between 13 to 16 per hour.

  • I see, then that seems more reasonable.

10 hours ago

Updated 8 hours ago

Humboldt Park - Park management

What's up with the park? No garbage cans, baseball fields in bad shape. Where and how is the park spending its funds? Especially with new events like Riot Fest that are providing additional funds. How is the Park manager (Cynthia Rosario) and supervisor (Jesus Perez) taking care of issues and concerns? And if they are not going to do anything about it, how do we go about replacing them?

  • musch955 New on Whipple St.

    I totally agree. The amount of trash around the lagoon in particular is terrible (blowing into the water). There is not one trash can in the center of the park and lots of people cook out and have picnics. There definitely needs to be more than the 5 trash cans...

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    I totally agree. The amount of trash around the lagoon in particular is terrible (blowing into the water). There is not one trash can in the center of the park and lots of people cook out and have picnics. There definitely needs to be more than the 5 trash cans on the edge of the park but also it would be nice if people took pride in their public spaces and took their trash with them. Wishful thinking I suppose. Is there a petition we can start to get the Alderman to actually pay attention to this issue.

31 hours ago

Updated 8 hours ago

Found Keys - Palmer Park

I found some keys at the south-eastern part of Palmer Park yesterday. I hope they get back to their owner.

8 hours ago

Outdoor Parking Spot for Rent

I'm renting out a dedicated parking spot at Spaulding and Dickens. Easy in and out access. Can do month to month, or a longer-term thing. Looking for $75 per month, or lower for a longer-term rental. If you're interested or know someone who is, lemme know!

9 hours ago

Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center Contributes $26.1 Million in Community Benefits

Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center (PSMEMC) contributed more than $26.1 million in community benefits to residents of the West Town, Belmont Cragin, Hermosa, Logan Square and Humboldt Park neighborhoods of Chicago, including outreach efforts that helped 90,669 people in 2013, announced Presence Health officials.

9 hours ago

Adventurous Bickerdike Humboldt Residents host a Gardening Party

For years, at the Bickerdike site, planting has been a tradition for the residents. We love gardening because it's nice to wake up in the morning and see the different flowers that surround the front courtyard.

3 days ago

Updated 10 hours ago

Any bright ideas about how to complain about city subcontractors?

There are subcontractors who are doing city work on my block and have consistently screwed things up. Broke my front walkway last week, and today got a piece of heavy machinery stuck on the new covers to the new plumbing that they did on our block, plainly damaging them in the bargain. The phone number on the side of their truck is for a non-working number (Sumit Construction in Skokie -- there are 4 Sumit Constructions in Chicago) and the workers are completely surly. I've called 311 as has my neighbor, but is there anything more we can do to try to get the city to pay attention to this?

  • When the city replaced the water main on our street, there were some problems. We called the alderman, who gave us the name of the city employee who job was to ensure the contractors performed the work correctly. He had to sign-off on work before the contractors were paid, so...

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    When the city replaced the water main on our street, there were some problems. We called the alderman, who gave us the name of the city employee who job was to ensure the contractors performed the work correctly. He had to sign-off on work before the contractors were paid, so he had leverage.

    He gave us his cell #, and asked us to not confront the workers, but to contact him directly with any concerns or problems. And he occasionally was on site, so we could point out the issue. For the most part he ensured our concerns were addressed.

    I forgot the job title of that city employee...sorry.

    And FWIW, our contractors were surly too.

  • Sarah Marmor dachshundist

    Thanks. I was thinking I should do that, too. And Alderman Moreno's office seems pretty responsive.

31 hours ago

Updated 12 hours ago

Gunshots this morning (Spaulding/Dickens area)?

Was wondering if anyone else heard gunshots early this morning? My husband and I were woken up this morning by them and could hear them from our alley for over the course of at least 15 minutes. I was so half asleep that I don't know what time it was, I just know that shortly after, the sun began to rise. Also, I know it's been mentioned many times on here, but what is the proper number to call to report something like this. Is it 911? Thanks!

  • Did anyone see that there was a shooting on Sunday morning at the gas station on Addison and Laramie? It happened around 3am. 2 people were shot. Have you heard anything about this incident? This violence is hitting too close to home.

  • Mel

    I heard them as well. I thought it was around 3:30, but I was half asleep. I'm at Kedzie/Palmer, and they initially sounded close by. Then a few minutes later, I heard them again from farther west. Then a few minutes later I heard them from even farther. There had to be at least 10 shots.

12 hours ago

Missing Cat!

Not sure if this has been posted yet, but we have a lost cat in the neighborhood. Please see below!

***LOST CAT ALERT*** A PPAH alum went missing yesterday. Please share and let us know if you can help search for Bandit.

"BANDIT"
10 YEAR OLD MALE
GRAY STRIPED TABBY WITH WHITE CHIN AND SOME WHITE ON CHEST, GREEN EYES

LOST AROUND KIMBALL & ARMITAGE

** CASH REWARD *
PLEASE CALL OR TEXT 312.804.1738

3 days ago

Updated 13 hours ago

1050 N Spaulding

heard some commotion outside this multi unit bldg. Saw they called police twice and an argument with a young guy and some family members. Got a little hectic with loud voices then it settled down !

  • Clee: There has been a lot of "clean-up" done in this area. If you have eyes on a repetitively problematic building, you may want to get more involved with CAPS (Beat 1121's meeting is coming up on the 1st Thursday of August). Especially if you own property nearby.

22 hours ago

Updated 13 hours ago

Found dog named "Jackie" in alley behind Tony's (Fullerton/Central Park)

Hello Everyblock! My husband and I found a very sweet dog tonight named Jackie in the alley, tied to a fence post, behind Tony's. A neighborhood kid said they'd seen her there since about 1 pm, and we found her around 8:30 pm. She has up to date rabies tags and a Home Again tag. She is well-fed, has healthy teeth, skin, and fur, and is clearly somebody's pet. She's strong though and we figure she may have bolted, somebody...

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Hello Everyblock! My husband and I found a very sweet dog tonight named Jackie in the alley, tied to a fence post, behind Tony's. A neighborhood kid said they'd seen her there since about 1 pm, and we found her around 8:30 pm. She has up to date rabies tags and a Home Again tag. She is well-fed, has healthy teeth, skin, and fur, and is clearly somebody's pet. She's strong though and we figure she may have bolted, somebody caught her and tied her up hoping her owners would find her? We aren't sure.

She is probably about 30 lbs, very strong but sweet. She responds to her name, and knows commands like sit and stay. She loves chicken, but what dog doesn't.

If anyone knows Jackie's owners, please respond! We have called Home Again and they have called her owners, but they did not pick up so we're not sure what's going to happen tonight. We're letting her stay with us overnight but if you know where Jackie lives we would love nothing more than to reunite her with her owners.

  • Logan Snowy Palmer Square homebody

    Here are some better pictures of her - finally got her to sit still for a minute! http://imgur.com/jTNnN38
    http://imgur.com/O1VnkRb
    http://imgur.com/EPXBkPP

  • Logan Snowy Palmer Square homebody

    Update - Home Again was able to contact her owners and we were able to reunite her with her family after getting the background on how she may have ended up in the alley. Her owners are an older couple and she's a strong dog who slipped their grip while...

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    Update - Home Again was able to contact her owners and we were able to reunite her with her family after getting the background on how she may have ended up in the alley. Her owners are an older couple and she's a strong dog who slipped their grip while on a walk. She was very happy to be home!! I'd never heard of Home Again before and it helped us figure out who owned her and they served as an intermediary to let us ensure we were actually taking her back to a safe place. Pretty cool. Happy ending all around.

27 hours ago

Updated 13 hours ago

3242 w Thomas st

Any info about 3242 w Thomas st i am interest to buy it

  • I don't know anything about that house or that block. I bought on the 2700 w block of Thomas...from renting on the 2100 w block of Thomas....I am very PRO Humboldt Park...this area is such a diamond in the rough. It has so much potential and such a special special...

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    I don't know anything about that house or that block. I bought on the 2700 w block of Thomas...from renting on the 2100 w block of Thomas....I am very PRO Humboldt Park...this area is such a diamond in the rough. It has so much potential and such a special special place in the city, Humboldt Park. I went in buying where I am now with open eyes... The difference between 2100 w and 2700 w is like night and day. The further west you go I don't know anything about that house or that block. I bought on the 2700 w block of Thomas...from renting on the 2100 w block of Thomas....I am very PRO Humboldt Park...this area is such a diamond in the rough. It has so much potential and such a special special place in the city, Humboldt Park. I went in buying where I am now with open eyes... The difference between 2100 w and 2700 w is like night and day. I haven't had any major issues the rougher it gets. I haven't had any major issues. Looking at the location it is close to the park but I wouldn't care for the lack of restaurants in walking distance. I could be wrong on that. The area is changing and who knows what the future will bring...if the momentum in our area stays at the same level it's going to be even more amazing than it already is, in my eyes anyway. Good Luck!

  • Are you looking to live there or to flip it? We live nearby.

28 hours ago

Updated 14 hours ago

Funston Elementary

I just found out my child will be attending Funston Elementary this year. Does anyone know about this school or have an opinion good or bad? It is not anywhere near our home so we are debating whether or not to call CPS about this?

5 days ago

Updated 15 hours ago

Parents who have sent their children to St. John Berchmans

Are there (non-Catholic) parents out there that have sent their children to St. John Berchmans and have had a good experience?

3 days ago

Updated 21 hours ago

compost material (Bread??)

I love pure vegetable compost material. Can one use old baked bread in with vegetable material as opposed to meat material??

Jul 08

Updated 22 hours ago

open hydrants?

I live near Rockwell and Courtland and there has been an open hydrant for at least 12 plus hours. I called 311 last night and this morning. Would it be worth calling the fire department? How long do these typically take to close?

Thanks!

  • cortman NW IN raised / Chicago res since '03

    Peter W -
    I agree with most of your statement. I do not know the individual personally, nor have I ever seen them in the act of opening the hydrant.

  • It's open again. 10 PM. And I live in a garden apartment right at the intersection and have previously been flooded through our front window so this is not good.

23 hours ago

Updated 23 hours ago

Rockwell and LeMoyne disturbance 9:15p ish

Domestic issue in the Lucha building on the s.w. corner. Confirmed with the responding officers. About 10 cars were at the incident and I have to say that is a welcome sight.
Thank you CPD.

  • Leigh CPS Teacher & Humboldt Park resident

    Thank you for posting this as I'm at Rockwell & Potomac and was wondering where the speeding cops cars down Rockwell were headed.

2 days ago

Updated 23 hours ago

Neighborhood Dog Barking Constantly

First - I love animals, which is why my main concern here is to help this dog.

The barking signals to me that the dog may be neglected (lack of attention (playtime, love, etc) from owner). Or could simply be lack of training and socialization, but this just goes back to neglect.

Morning, noon and night this dog barks and I think its been going on for over a year now. Honestly don't think or cant even fathom that I...

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First - I love animals, which is why my main concern here is to help this dog.

The barking signals to me that the dog may be neglected (lack of attention (playtime, love, etc) from owner). Or could simply be lack of training and socialization, but this just goes back to neglect.

Morning, noon and night this dog barks and I think its been going on for over a year now. Honestly don't think or cant even fathom that I am the only one tired of this.

I have been doing research online and I thought there was a Barking Dog Noise Ordinance, or some sort of Dog Barking nuisance law for Cook County/Chicago but I can not locate it?
I don't want to call animal control, but fear that Its my only option - plus after my research, is recommended.
Calling 311 or 911 isn't going to solve the problem. Asking the owner nicely to control the dogs barking will be taken care of first, I just want to make sure if things keep going south, I have the correct recourse.

  • Milena West of Western since 2007

    Thanks everyone - I really appreciate the help.

    ChicagoCats - The dog is a Scottish terrier who barks from inside the owners house and out a top floor window that looks out onto the sidewalk/street.

  • Good luck. I used to have Scotties and it isn't typical for them to bark all the time. They are alert dogs that like to keep watch, and mine would bark when they saw people, but certainly not constantly.

    There may be an underlying behavior or health issue here. Dogs...

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    Good luck. I used to have Scotties and it isn't typical for them to bark all the time. They are alert dogs that like to keep watch, and mine would bark when they saw people, but certainly not constantly.

    There may be an underlying behavior or health issue here. Dogs with separation anxiety will bark constantly when left alone. Sometimes the owner's are not even aware of this issue until told by a neighbor.

    Another issue is senior dogs with dementia type issues can bark far too often. I have a 16 year old dog and in the last six months or so she has really increased her barking. She's having some doggie dementia type issues.

    Just wanted to mention a couple of these possibilities as may help the conversation w/ your neighbor.

3 days ago

Updated 24 hours ago

Humboldt Haus?

Any idea on when Humboldt Haus will open there deli or is this turning into another liquor store as evidenced by the by liquor sign?

  • Squeak-O Your friendly neighborhood Gladys Kravitz.

    They are not running just another liquor store. The selection is really good, quality wines from small producers and a nice craft beer selection priced well. I stopped in and had a nice chat with the owner. He's looking forward to getting the deli open but things with the city and building capital take time. Stop in and talk to the man behind the counter before passing judgment.

  • RAKARWOWSKI RETIRED CITY WORKER, CLEANING UP HUMBOLDT PARK

    I talked to a owner some time ago, still no deli, I think the sign sucks! I had big hopes for this place, first just a liquor store, deli did not open in February and now this ghetto sign. Just what the neighborhood doesn't need. I talked to the man behind the counter so I guess I can pass judgment.

4 days ago

Updated 24 hours ago

I have to give a shout out to the cops this morning

I read a lot about how unresponsive the CPD is in our neighborhood, but this morning at about 6 am I heard what seemed like 6 shots near my home (1500 block of Talman), and called 911. The CPD were there within 5 minutes and did a thorough check. I felt a little sheepish because I'm never 100% sure what shots sound like, but I felt I had to call. They were fast and on it and great, and I felt safer as a result. And I feel like it's only fair to note it when they do a good job, too.

4 days ago

Updated 25 hours ago

Saturday lollapalloza

Anyone interested in 2 Saturday wristbands?

Asking 350 obo

Thanks!

32 hours ago

Updated 27 hours ago

Lawn guy needed Central Park and Wrightwood.

Need a guy to do routine mowing at my building. Anyone know a guy who could come every few weeks? Looking to spend $15-20 bucks per visit. Thanks!

  • Hey Chicago Al, are you on the southwest corner of that intersection? If so, what's the plan? Your building is looks well maintained and yet seems perpetually vacant.

  • $15, seems very low, good luck..

Jun 06

Updated 28 hours ago

success contesting speed camera citations?

I'm interested to hear if anyone has successfully contested a speed camera citation.

I live near Clemente High where they've installed cameras both on Division and Western. I couldn't figure out why I'd see the lights flash over and over as cars passed seeming to be driving at a normal rate of speed. Then I got two tickets in the mail: it's a school zone and speed limit is 20mph "when children are present."

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I'm interested to hear if anyone has successfully contested a speed camera citation.

I live near Clemente High where they've installed cameras both on Division and Western. I couldn't figure out why I'd see the lights flash over and over as cars passed seeming to be driving at a normal rate of speed. Then I got two tickets in the mail: it's a school zone and speed limit is 20mph "when children are present."

First of all, I am not a speeder but I've never seen a car slow down to 20mph on Western unless there is heavy traffic. If you don't maintain the flow of traffic you're liable to cause traffic problems (not to mention the road rage you'd incite).

Second, does anyone know the law? Does "when children are present" mean when they're in sight, or does it generally mean when children are in the area i.e. in the school building?

Either way, seems to me these cameras are just slapping drivers with fines without having any positive impact on behavior.

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    This is why protesting the ticket at AH is not enough. If AH dismisses the case; then the person who got the ticket should file a complaint with the department that manages/supervises the Red light Camera people.

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    This is why protesting the ticket at AH is not enough. If AH dismisses the case; then the person who got the ticket should file a complaint with the department that manages/supervises the Red light Camera people.

    If AH does not dismiss the case and you feel it is a wrong judgement; still complain to the department that manages/supervises the Red Light Camera people.

    Not sure if the Inspector General also handles this? Not sure if Procurement handles this? Not sure if CDOT handles this. Typically many departments can get involved.

    Chicagoans need to stand up and go after all the vendors who are abusive to us. Why should they get paid handsome salaries or lucrative contracts and then we suffer? We pay $$ but we also waste time, and we get angry.

    If a system is set up that exploites us; we need to fight back through the legal channels.

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Did everyone see the front page of the SUNDAY TRIBUNE? The Redflex camera scandal is gaining momentum. Lets hope some of these white collar criminals go to JAIL....why should corruption in Illinois and Chicago be so easily forgiven by the taxpayers who are being taken advantage of?????

    It is time for us to take a stand and put them in jail where they belong.

30 hours ago

Credit to the 35th Ward Alderman office

The water main that was broken on 2506 N. Washtenaw was fixed within 2 days of calling them up. Thanks to both the office and the people that called in and sent pictures!

3 days ago

Updated 34 hours ago

Cheap small-batch ice cream!

Hi, I'm Ben. For the last year I've been running a recipe development project. I make ice cream and my list of taste testers buy it at cost and give me their feedback.

I've refined some pretty delicious flavors, like buttercream with oatmeal raisin cookie chunks, pistachio orange ricotta with chocolate covered cannoli shell pieces, and my current flavor, horchata with caramel ribbons.

Every once in a while, I have to fill empty spots on my list, and Everyblock is a great community. There aren't many spots, so if you're interested, read more information below and sign up right away!

registration.bigspoonchicago.com

  • TUDOR LOVE ALL DOGS

    Thanks Ben.... I will definitely log on to see you what you got! Good for you, by the way!

  • Awesome! You made my Saturday night, can't wait to try some of your ice cream

  • Ben Etherington Small batch ice cream

    And that's it! I filled all the open spots on my list while EB was down. If you'd like an early notice for the next time I'm looking for taste testers, sign up for the newsletter at newsletter.bigspoonchicago.com

    Thanks to everyone who signed up!

3 days ago

Updated 34 hours ago

Sunday NYT in Logan?

Anyone know where to pick up New York Times, on Saturday evening or Sunday morning, in Logan?

  • You can get it at the Starbucks at the corner of California and Logan.

  • J.J. Peppers also carries it or at least they use to.

2 days ago

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Jun 23

Updated 3 days ago

Abandoned home full of dogs?

I was walking my dogs on a new route this past Saturday morning and passed by a deserted-looking house that seemingly contained a pack of barking dogs. I know what two or three dogs sound like; this was way more than that, and it was particularly strange emanating from such a dilapidated home.

I could be mistaken; just wanted to see if anyone else had a similar experience on Sawyer, between McLean & Palmer.

  • I think it is or another one is 2116N. Sawyer. A friend reported 2116 to ACC and not sure if anything happened. Upped it to PETA-political comments unwelcome-they actually show up and mediate or offer to take dogs. The garage has an orange unsafe sticker.

  • Ha! 2053 N Sawyer is not under renovation, the owner just slaps on new siding & what-not to hide the holes in the building. It's very dilapidated & infested with rats. One almost ran over my foot a bit ago when I was walking by. There are dogs that live on the first floor, their owner is fantastic & they're taken care of but I do worry about everyone that lives in the place, it looks like it's about to fall apart with a good wind.

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Helicopter and sirens?

Does anybody know what is going on in West Logan? I've got a channel 7 helicopter hovering over my house and sirens coming from all directions thanks

3 days ago

Wanna run the Rock n Roll Half Marathon tomorrow?

I have an extra bib will sell for reasonable offer - it's tomorrow at 8 am, lovely weather for a race.
Call or text 847 305 nine5 sixty-one
Yay!

3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

gray and white cat, clipped ear

is he yours? think it's a he. he's sort of friendly and trying to get inside but also bitey and has a clipped ear. we'd be ok with him being our outdoor cat for a little while, but he may belong to someone, or be happier as an indoor cat?

  • Chicago Al Lifelong Chicagoan, documentarian, & time-traveler

    Might be feral. I think they clip their ears when they release them after being vet checked/spayed.

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Obscure No Parking signs going up on Wrightwood

Seeing someone put up "No Parking" signs on Wrightwood for this weekend (starting today) around Avers, Hamlin. One of them stapled to a flat tree stump - pedestrians can see, but not cars. Pretty dumb considering there's a tree right next to the stump prime for posting.

  • The temporary no-parking signs around here are consistently sparse/non-existent this round was particularly bad though. Called 311, not sure who exactly to get a hold of though.

    Posted a picture here:
    http://bradnagle.com/noparking.jpg

3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

police at Rockwell just south of North

Hi,
Does anyone know what was going on around 3am on Rockwell just south of North? I was biking home and there were a 3 cop cars and cops standing around. A lot of ppl were walking around too. Any news would be great.

Sheila

Jul 10

Updated 3 days ago

criminal sexual assault to a minor

on june 28 at approximately 3:18am my 15 year old daughter was beaten and dragged into an alley near francisco and thomas and was raped by 3 men who hang in the area of augusta and california. one is in custody, the youngest 14 yrs old but the other two who are in there 20's are still out there. if anyone has any info please contact the police, one guy goes by the name tony he is a reputed gang...

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on june 28 at approximately 3:18am my 15 year old daughter was beaten and dragged into an alley near francisco and thomas and was raped by 3 men who hang in the area of augusta and california. one is in custody, the youngest 14 yrs old but the other two who are in there 20's are still out there. if anyone has any info please contact the police, one guy goes by the name tony he is a reputed gang member of the insane dragons he's hispanic with blue eyes, the other is in his 20's goes by the name julian or michael soto. my daughter just turned 15, they lured her away from her friends, they beat her then they took her in an alley and they all raped her, my daughter was a virgin. please anything you know call detective burns at 3124981436. this happened in an alley between mozart and francisco on the north side of augusta at about 3:30 to 4:00 am on june 28th. thank you and god bless

  • me

    Whenever my child suffers, I die a little inside. I will pray for you both and wish I could do more.

  • Dizzle83 Tri-Taylor resident. Mom. Pet owner. Journalist.

    I know you're a good mom. Thanks for sharing your story and getting the word out on your daughter's behalf. That takes courage.

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6 days ago

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LS Babysitter Recommendations?

It's about time we ventured out for a date night and let a babysitter take care of our 1+ year-old. I'm looking for recommendations on for baby sitter. Does anyone have a sitter that they like? We're hoping to limit ourselves to no more than $12 or $13 / hour, and we're in the Fullerton / Kedzie area.

  • ch1cag0rob 10+ year Logan Square resident.

    Thanks all. I've received a ton of great replies. Please do not be upset if I don't respond to every message I've received, as we only need one sitter for now. :-)

  • Hi, I've been a nanny for years and babysit often on weekends. Parents tell me all the time how important it is to have a list of back-up babysitters. I'm on a list for many families and while I don't see them all regularly, I surely have gotten last second...

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    Hi, I've been a nanny for years and babysit often on weekends. Parents tell me all the time how important it is to have a list of back-up babysitters. I'm on a list for many families and while I don't see them all regularly, I surely have gotten last second panic calls to see if I'm available that afternoon/night after another sitter got sick or had to cancel. My advice, meet with as many people as you can and find several you trust to care for your child. You never know when you'll need a back-up sitter!

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

found cat

Is this your cat. It's living in my yard. Message me and I can give you directions. Near Armitage and kedzie.

  • I'm so relieved that Creme Fraiche was found! Love to hear when it's a happy ending. I see so many flyers that it just breaks my heart. I always keep a look out when I'm on my morning runs and walking around the neighborhood.

  • Ellenf owner of apartment build. We need dog park

    did you post this on lost and pound? thats where a lot of people go looking or posting their lost pets

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