49 min ago

Updated 0 min ago

Missing Mail

Hey neighbors. I've recently become aware of several important pieces of mail that never got delivered to us and am trying to figure out the best way to address this and with whom (ie, call the post-office on California, track down my mail carrier, call the national branch??). After being in our location for 2 years, we've suddenly had mail returned to a couple of different senders with notices like, "address unknown," or they'll say they attempted 3 times, even...

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Hey neighbors. I've recently become aware of several important pieces of mail that never got delivered to us and am trying to figure out the best way to address this and with whom (ie, call the post-office on California, track down my mail carrier, call the national branch??). After being in our location for 2 years, we've suddenly had mail returned to a couple of different senders with notices like, "address unknown," or they'll say they attempted 3 times, even though there was no notice and I was home each of the dates listed on the "attempt form." I have verified that the address was correct on the letters/packages that were returned. We still continue to get all our junk mail and ComEd bills as well as other peoples' mail, but now we're missing stuff. Any suggestions or input would be much appreciated!

  • You must be new to Logan Square, the us mail sucks, never use then for anything..

  • No, been in LS for 5 years now, only just now having significant mail delivery issues. I just called the California post office and was told to call back at 8a tomorrow to talk to my carrier.

  • Search the archives, try politely taking with your carrier, that should work until they get re-assigned, then repeat..I opted out of using the us mail, if it doesn't come via email or ups I don't want it.

4 hours ago

Updated 13 min ago

Neighbors out of control. What to do?

The situation with my neighbors has gone from bad to worse in the last few months. They used to just be annoying and inconsiderate, but since this woman's kids were taken away and her husband went to jail, it's become the sketch-town square. Random people coming and going at all hours, gang fights between her place and the house next door in front of my house, more dogs in the yard by the day (or running loose in the street),...

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The situation with my neighbors has gone from bad to worse in the last few months. They used to just be annoying and inconsiderate, but since this woman's kids were taken away and her husband went to jail, it's become the sketch-town square. Random people coming and going at all hours, gang fights between her place and the house next door in front of my house, more dogs in the yard by the day (or running loose in the street), more trash thrown in my yard, people yelling and screaming at each other endlessly. What can I do?!? We call the cops when something clearly illegal happens but it's rarely clearly illegal. They are basically squatting this house. It's owned by a complete slum lord who doesn't give a care what happens and is just holding on to the place till he can sell it for a huge profit. But it's the very people in the houses go are keeping the property values low.

I know I sound like a whiny white person and I'm sort of annoying myself. And really when it was just irritating I could deal. But it's at the point where it's getting dangerous and I'm hesitant to even go outside for a walk at night.

Suggestions other than "call 911" and call your alderman" welcome. We do call 911 and the alderman isn't going to do anything.

  • So sorry to hear about this. In addition to the above, I would try to get other nearby neighbors onboard with your efforts. Surely, there must be others interested in bettering the area.

  • We had a similar situation (total nightmare) and despite your desire for other solutions, calling 911, engaging directly with CAPS and calling the Alderman will be the key to your success. You need to call 911 with any and all suspicious activity. Gang fights, loitering, excessive noise and intimidation are...

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    We had a similar situation (total nightmare) and despite your desire for other solutions, calling 911, engaging directly with CAPS and calling the Alderman will be the key to your success. You need to call 911 with any and all suspicious activity. Gang fights, loitering, excessive noise and intimidation are call worthy. Start a phone tree with your neighbors - the more people who call the greater your chances of a swift response. Even if they don't show, you are building a case against the property - ALWAYS ALWAYS state the exact address. The Alderman can then help you contact the landlord and encourage them to evict. If the tenants chose to try and stay, all the calls against their address will be used against them trying to do so. You have to take control of the situation or you are right, nothing will happen. Not calling 911 or pressuring your alderman will not give you the results you want. It felt like our action against this one problem property became a part time job, but after 4 months of our efforts, they are long gone and my block is quiet, safe, peaceful, and gang free. Good luck and stick with it!

1 hour ago

Free Moving Boxes/Packing Supplies

Hi -
I have a lot of large and small moving boxes, paper, bubble wrap and air pillows available. If anyone wants to come pick them up, message me. I'm located in East Humboldt Park, near Division and Western. I'll be throwing them out on Sunday.

Thanks!

1 hour ago

Willow Tree Day Care

I see that Willow Tree Day Care on Western at Bloomingdale opened recently. They've been in that space for what seems like almost 1 year, does anyone know what took them so long to finally open?

May 10

Updated 2 hours ago

Cat sitter recommendations?

I'm going camping at the end of the month, and need to find a reliable sitter for my cat.
Any recommendations?

  • UrbanTailz charges per visit, not per animal. Each visit I schedule with them covers my two cats and one rabbit, and includes general tasks someone who is out of of town would require, like getting mail, watering plants, etc.

  • Check with your vet's office...They may have preferred services.

18 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

1 infant and 1 toddler opening at les petits logan square nursery starting october or november

a couple of our kiddos from our logan square nursery joined us in our new location in avondale and we are looking to fill their spots. please let me know if you would like a tour!

3 hours ago

Dog Found @ Fairfield & Cortland

We found this little cutie this morning. Trying to track down his owners as he has no collar or microchip. He's a really big sweetheart and is staying with us until we find his owner or another solution. We will definitely NOT be taking him to the city shelter, so any help is greatly appreciated.

34 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Vacant Building

Does anyone know who owns or what they plan to do with the large vacant building on Grand and Homan?

  • The 26th ward is only North of Grand, so if you mean the two story building with the glass block windows on South side of Grand, it's in the 27Th ward.

    It used to be part of the old "Mr. Norms Grand Spaulding Dodge Dealership", which was the largest car...

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    The 26th ward is only North of Grand, so if you mean the two story building with the glass block windows on South side of Grand, it's in the 27Th ward.

    It used to be part of the old "Mr. Norms Grand Spaulding Dodge Dealership", which was the largest car dealership in the country back in the 60's.

    For a while, there was a church renting it as a place to house homeless and have their services. Remember the guys that used to sell M&M's at intersections? That was them.

    I was in the building about 2 years ago, and it was vacant and for sale. The roof leaked, and it was dirty. No telling how much money you would have to spend to bring it up to code. One interesting point, is that it has 2 elevators built for moving cars from first floor to second floor, and vice versa.

    As for right now, I think it still sits vacant. A very obsolete and unusual parcel, right on the railroad tracks.

  • 27th ward is so big, I wonder if this building even gets noticed by Ald. Burnett. Thanks for the history Glenn.

4 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

lost puppy

I lost my little dog on 09/29/14 at 9:00 am around N Harding ave, we are rewarding for her, please send us an email, she is german wire hair pointer ,grey hair with brown color on her head,if you think someone have it please email us! we so want her back home!

  • I saw a post about Colombia on Reddit last night. Was that posting correct in that she's currently wearing an orange collar w/o tags?

    Please, please take a look at https://www.facebook.com/LostDogsIllinois

    There are many good ideas for how to find your pup. Also, a posting there will result in a lot of people keeping an eye out for her---please post at your earliest ability.

    Good luck finding your gorgeous pup!

Sep 23

Updated 4 hours ago

An Orchard at the Megamall Parking Lot?

Wild: This Chicagoist article seems to indicate that the gravel parking lot by the Megamall will be turned into an orchard. I haven't seen anything else on this yet, but this is quite a development if it's true.
http://chicagoist.com/2014/09/23/logan_square_orchard_still_a_ways_o.php

  • Yosef A Logan Square neighbor since 1990

    While I don't know if it is really a done deal, I did notice that it is shown on both the Bicentennial Improvement Project for "The Square" and the Mega-Mall replacement Shopping Center plans.

  • Artist's sketches never include the empty plastic bags, beer bottles and cigarette butts that eventually pervade public areas like this. I hope the developers budget for regular clean-up and maintenance.

3 days ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Is this sweet grey/white tabby yours?

This boy starting hanging around my place at corner of Central Park/Belden last week. Very friendly. Posting everywhere before we take him to Tree House with winter approaching.

  • we've taken in many orphans including feral cats that were neutered and kept fed, these did not want to come in at all. We do our best and still there are many in need. God bless you and best wishes.

  • Kristine Cloud 30 year resident of North Center

    Many Thanks to you, James Conley, and your neighbors for helping this lost guy. We did the same thing many years ago with a feral guy - skin and bones - and now he's inside with us, healthy as all get out! He lived outside for many years, in a heated bed under our back porch, but we finally brought him in before a big snowstorm. Had to trap him, which was traumatic, but he adjusted quickly. Thanks for taking the time and effort to help him!

31 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Watch out for pothole on Milwaukee at Kedzie!

It's a big one! Someone at least has a garbage can on it :)

42 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Gunshots Saturday morning near Cortland and Lawndale?

Did anyone else hear this? Just after 6 am. 5 shots (very loud) a car engine gunning up and then screeching tires and spinning off, then 5 (or 6?) more shots right away. I went outside to see if anyone was injured and needed help, but the street seemed to be empty.

  • Colette2 Calling Logan Square home since 1999

    Just checked and I called 911 at 6:33am.

  • Adam in LS Canadian now living @ Armitage & Central Park

    You're right, it was closer to 6:30 if i remember correctly.

Mar 27

Updated 5 hours ago

Cat sitter needed next week

I need someone to come for 1 fifteen minute visit per day on April 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th to feed my cats and empty the litter boxes. I'm not crazy about going with a stranger, but none of my usual folks are available and a flyer I posted at work is not getting any bites. If I don't know you, you'll need to be employed by a pet sitting company that is bonded and insured and I'll have to talk to references. I live near Fullerton and Cicero.

  • i'm looking for bonded places to make daily visits to feed and poop scoop my three cats int he logan park area of logan square (calf/armitage). do the places you use charge per visit or per cat and does anyone have an update to their recommendations. ?

  • LD

    loganparkcat - super old post, might want to start a new thread

24 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Construction at the Corner of Talman & Medill?

Anyone know what's happening here? It's been vacant so long, I'm surprised to see it all torn up now. A contractor once told me that the soil was contaminated from the factory on the same block and that's why it wasn't developed. For reference, this is across the street from Goethe School. My curiosity is piqued... Thanks in advance for any info!

  • Wow! Beginning at upper $700s, too?! This is pretty intense...

  • One more question! I know it's been discussed elsewhere on EB, so I'm sorry to ask again, but what time is construction allowed to start in the morning? It can't be 6:30am... This is a 311 situation, right?

3 days ago

Updated 6 hours ago

1356 N Kedzie -- shady business?

Hello all. Looking for some help/advice. I applied on 9/17/14 for an apartment at 1356 N Kedzie. I talked to the "director" in charge of approving new tenants before submitting my application to verify that my income/credit/rental history was sufficient to be approved. I do this for every place I rent as a safety measure to avoid wasting $$ on application fees. After being advised that my application would be approved, I handed over the $70 fee along with ALL...

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Hello all. Looking for some help/advice. I applied on 9/17/14 for an apartment at 1356 N Kedzie. I talked to the "director" in charge of approving new tenants before submitting my application to verify that my income/credit/rental history was sufficient to be approved. I do this for every place I rent as a safety measure to avoid wasting $$ on application fees. After being advised that my application would be approved, I handed over the $70 fee along with ALL off my personal financial information, including SSN's.

10 days have now gone by and every time I call to check the status of my application I am given the run-around. "The system is down, I'm waiting on an email, I'll call you back in 15," blah blah blah. The last time I called I asked to speak with a supervisor and was hung up on, with my follow up calls and messages being ignored.

Any input or help would be greatly appreciated. I saw some less than stellar impressions of this address and property manager AFTER if applied and started to wonder. Obviously now things are getting suspicious. Thanks.

  • Nathan Dougal 13 year Humboldt Park resident

    Inverbrass Funds (IBF) at 1236-1238 N. Kedzie Ave. are my immediate neighbor.
    I have found the organization via Ayman Khalil to be an extremely conscientious and communicative neighbor. We have been in communication for a little less than a year and I am so impressed with what they are doing with the building. That is too bad about the delay you experienced, but I have experienced them as straight shooters who are doing a thorough, high-quality renovation.

  • Ms. Carl, As I stated to your husband, there was an unfortunate delay in processing your application which I apologized for. I agree that we should have responded quicker but I completely disagree that we were shady in any manner. To characterize honest mistakes as "shady" or "suspicious" is not fair and not correct. In any event, I will mailing out your app refund check today and wish much success in your apartment search. Thank you.

41 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Direct Energy?

This evening a man came to my door asking me to switch to Direct Energy as my electricity provider...I think...

He wouldn't exactly state his business, but it seemed that was the gist of his being there...he said he was door-knocking for my benefit and for the benefit of my neighbors.

I asked to photocopy some of his company's information, so I could look at it more carefully. He said it was the private property of his company, and wouldn't...

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This evening a man came to my door asking me to switch to Direct Energy as my electricity provider...I think...

He wouldn't exactly state his business, but it seemed that was the gist of his being there...he said he was door-knocking for my benefit and for the benefit of my neighbors.

I asked to photocopy some of his company's information, so I could look at it more carefully. He said it was the private property of his company, and wouldn't allow me to copy any of it. I asked if he had any material to give me that I could look over, and he said he did not.

A few years ago I was slammed by someone coming to my door about energy companies, etc. As a result, I am leery, so I told this man that I would contact Citizens' Utility Board first, and then look into his company based on their opinion.

I emailed CUB about Direct Energy, and am awaiting a response. I will post the answer from CUB as soon as I hear what they have to say.

Thanks.

  • Place a "No Solicitation" sign on your door. It has worked wonders for me,

  • I've done that. It's reduced the traffic @ 50%. For some reason, campaign workers don't feel they're "soliciting"...

5 days ago

Updated 7 hours ago

Pet Insurance????

Can anyone recommend a pet insurance? I have a 1 year old boxer. Any information is helpful.

Thanks

  • AnnaWilson Anna

    To update: The 24 Hour Pet Watch check bounced last night. So there's that.

  • I have VPI (petinsurance.com) and my dog has had 2 ACL surgeries (plus some other smaller treatments) almost completely covered. For example, they paid $1200 of a $1600 surgery. Definitely helpful. Customer service has always been great, super friendly. Never had a problem, I highly recommend them. My vet also...

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    I have VPI (petinsurance.com) and my dog has had 2 ACL surgeries (plus some other smaller treatments) almost completely covered. For example, they paid $1200 of a $1600 surgery. Definitely helpful. Customer service has always been great, super friendly. Never had a problem, I highly recommend them. My vet also recommends them and feels they are very easy to work with. It's good that you are thinking about this now, before you have pre-existing conditions. I find most people don't consider it until it's too late. I personally believe the monthly payment for the insurance is worth the financial peace of mind in the case of an emergency.

7 hours ago

Found dog (Craigslist)

I just saw this post on Craigslist for a found German shepherd:
http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/laf/4691098252.html

It seems that rather than hold onto the dog for a bit, someone contacted animal control, and the person who posted this claims the dog will be euthanized within a week. Not sure if that's true, but I certainly hope it isn't.

In any case, I hope this gets more exposure here.

8 hours ago

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4 days ago

Updated 9 hours ago

Polka Eatery 1000 N block of California

Since the KnockBox closed :-( I don't have a coffee spot close to me. I saw that the Polka Eatery had coffee so I stopped in. Super cute but very new, they just opened up. While I was getting my coffee I decided to get some breakfast and it was awesome! Two cheddar pierogi, half of sausage and two eggs. It was amazing and only 6 bucks.

  • RubyRed Dancer, Drummer, Cyclist

    Darn! A good friend and I had been *just* talking about Polka, and how easy it is to dance Polka to a lot of pop songs, so when I saw this post about a Polka eatery, you can imagine my excitement!

    oh well…

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Just told my roommates about this place. Will stop in when I get a chance!

    Also Turkey Chop on Chicago Ave has great food too. That is a small local place. They feed homeless for free on Mondays so don't go during free food hours on Monday.

25 hours ago

Updated 10 hours ago

police activity beach and Spaulding?

Hi. I was picking up my son and noticed a lot of police activity around le moyne and and Spaulding, mostly on beach but some were out on let moyne. Police taped off a chunk of the sidewalk too. One neighbor mentioned there was a shooting. It was 1:15pm. Anyone know what happened?

Jul 30

Updated 18 hours ago

New candidate running for alderman in 26th ward

Anyone know anything about the new candidate running for alderman in the 26th ward? I don't know his name, but would like to learn more about him. Hoping someone can add more detail.

  • Jason W Lifelong Chicagoan

    Let's not forget the military school fiasco.

  • I would be interested if anyone had a collection of links that explained candidate positions. I find it annoyingly difficult to find anything of substance. Part of filing should be the public posting of 100 pages of policy proposals personally written by the candidate.

    For what it's worth, I discovered this blog trying to research Irizarry:
    http://juanitairizarry.wordpress.com/

    Light on substance, heavy on religion.

6 days ago

Updated 19 hours ago

Everyblock vs Nextdoor in Logan Square

I have my favorite but would like to hear what peeps in Logan Square think.

If you could only use one, which would you choose? ...and why? Which do you find to be more informative, to have better features, community outreach, support etc? ...or is there another social neighborhood network you prefer to use? ie Facebook, Yahoo Groups, Foursquare

To help compare, i put together a chart:
http://w11.zetaboards.com/InsideNextdoor/topic/10057749/2/#new

For those who are not familiar with ND, but curious, here's an invite link:
https://nextdoor.com/invite/uncptzzbfxscgxxppmuw

3 days ago

Updated 21 hours ago

Entrepreneur on Milwaukee

Just saw a hooker pick up a john on Milwaukee, right across from the Logan Blue line station. At 11 am. Didn't have my phone on me, plus I doubt the police would be interested in an isolated incident. It IS isolated, yes? Or have others seen this activity around the station?

  • Gil Jimenez Private Investigator; IL concealed carry trainer

    we're going to have to agree to disagree, kate.

    eons ago i was a fanatically social and fiscal liberal who truly believed the disadvantaged could be raised up with a helping hand and that crime could be eradicated if we had mercy on criminals and led them to rehabilitation. i...

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    we're going to have to agree to disagree, kate.

    eons ago i was a fanatically social and fiscal liberal who truly believed the disadvantaged could be raised up with a helping hand and that crime could be eradicated if we had mercy on criminals and led them to rehabilitation. i read the works of marx and lenin ... and alinsky, looking for hope but eventually saw through their empty, manipulative, failed philosophies.

    i have seen 40-50 years of the failure of the liberal approach, the failure of protocols to treat, not punish, the criminal, to give away money to those who will not work.

    i quit believing in that BS a long, long time ago. i grew up.

    i no longer view crime, welfare, the economy, social policy, domestic and national policy, national defense, or much of anything else through the liberal kaleidoscope.

    prison IS a deterrent ... for as long as the incarceration lasts. they come out, re-crime, return to prison. more deterrence. criminals come out, re-crime, die in the attempt. oh well, more deterrence.

    i am an attorney and licensed private investigator. i am certified to, and do, train people to accurately shoot a firearm until an imminent threat on their life is stopped.

    i believe that Themis holds the scales of justice in her left hand and the sword in her right for a reason. what is that reason? she is right-handed.

    prostitutes fund pimps who fund groups that buy and sell drugs on a scale you cannot imagine, engage in sex trafficking, kill to protect their area and sales and secrets, buy sell and use illegal weapons. the whole money chain is toxic and corrupt - from the street to the kingpin.

    someone very close to me was once saved from death by a coven of hookers, taken in by them while dying. the person survived and went to prison - rightly so. i, in turn, owe my life to that person.

    so i do not hate prostitutes. my position is not ad hominem. my stance is pro law, pro safety.

    so yes, absolutely. ENFORCE THE LAW. ZERO TOLERANCE FOR CRIME.

  • Y'all are presuming a lot about folks you don't even know. I've known sex workers in this city, and while some of their stories were tragic and some of them were empowering, none of them were kidnapped or coerced into doing it. That's not to say that there *aren't* sex...

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    Y'all are presuming a lot about folks you don't even know. I've known sex workers in this city, and while some of their stories were tragic and some of them were empowering, none of them were kidnapped or coerced into doing it. That's not to say that there *aren't* sex workers out there who are in that situation; this is only to say that none of us know sh*t about their backgrounds or choices, so let's not fly off the handle talking about cutting off the drug-addled dragon's tails or whatever other sort of lame analogies for crime that we can come up with.

    Gil, you haven't seen 40-50 years of a liberal failure. You've seen 40-50 years of a bipartisan failure to actually cooperate and work towards long-term and sustainable government solutions. But hey, I probably shouldn't expect too much from anyone who speaks of viewing the world merely through a "liberal" or "conservative" lens.

42 hours ago

Updated 22 hours ago

Weird dude

For the last 3 weeks I have noticed a young guy "chilling" on Kimball and Lyndale.. He stands there with his cellphone and stays there for hours... He arrives at 9ish and doesn't leave at all.. I wonder if he's sneaking in to someone's home to spend the night with his girl. Lol

  • Gil Jimenez Private Investigator; IL concealed carry trainer

    yeah, matt. could be a spotter.

    jasmine ... when you walk in the vicinity of that location, so you smell any thing really strong, odd, caustic? stench-like chemical smell?

    the place the dude is standing in front of - is it always the same place?

    do any apartments w/i a 5-6 building radius of that spot (any direction) have the windows covered all the time ... not so much drapes or blinds ... more like plastic sheeting?

  • Jena he dresses like an Emo.

    I have noticed he talks to the people who live on that building were he stands all night but definitely I will call the cops tonight.

22 hours ago

2 days ago

Updated 26 hours ago

Found dog in logan square

At Schubert square apartments

  • Bludog you're right. She is on the stray dog list at this point. Probably only a five day hold because I doubt she is micro-chipped.

  • I got excited and forgot about the stray hold, poop.

27 hours ago

Looking for Work :)

Does anyone know of any volunteer work for the fire department ??

5 days ago

Updated 29 hours ago

Rat bashing game?

Last night, around 10pm, I heard some noise coming from my alley. I looked outside and saw three young men running around with baseball bats. Apparently they were chasing rats and beating them. They seemed to be having a lot of fun doing it. Don't get me wrong, I'm no fan of rats. I'm just curious...is this a thing? Rat hunting?

31 hours ago

Garage parking spot for rent?

I am looking for a garage spot to rent near Logan Blvd/Francisco. If anyone has an open garage spot or knows someone who is looking for a renter, please send them my way. Timeline is flexible, but would prefer to start renting a month from now. Thank you in advance!

32 hours ago

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3 days ago

Updated 32 hours ago

Where can I purchase daily permit parking stickers??

Hello Neighbors!

I am having a get together at my house tonight and need to purchase daily permit parking stickers for my friends who drive. I recently moved to LS, but when I lived in Lakeview I was able to walk to my Alderman's office to buy a bundle of the temporary stickers.

Now I am having trouble discerning which Ward I am part of, and whether Alderman offices in LS sell the stickers.

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Hello Neighbors!

I am having a get together at my house tonight and need to purchase daily permit parking stickers for my friends who drive. I recently moved to LS, but when I lived in Lakeview I was able to walk to my Alderman's office to buy a bundle of the temporary stickers.

Now I am having trouble discerning which Ward I am part of, and whether Alderman offices in LS sell the stickers.

I purchased my vehicle city sticker at a Currency Exchange on Armitage, but from what I'm reading online it looks like you cannot purchase daily stickers from such places.

So, outside of driving to one of the 3 inconveniently located City Clerk Offices in the city, is there a way to purchase the stickers to have for tonight? (Online isn't an option for today but good for future use)

Thank you very much for reading and your suggestions!

  • Thanks for your helpful comments!

  • You can order online in the future (not for same day obviously.) It usually takes about a week for them to arrive. If you are comfortable with taking the El downtown, the blue line Washington stop is very close to City Hall. It's a lot easier than trying to find parking there.

34 hours ago

Updated 33 hours ago

  • Everyday is a great day when there's an Everyblock photo from the exceptionally talented Bart Shore!

5 days ago

Updated 34 hours ago

Asia Nails

I recently had a manicure there and later developed an infection. It could be from there or from something completely unrelated. Has anyone else had any problems after having had a manicure there? As I said, this is just one possible place I might have contracted an infection, so I thought I would check. Thanks.

39 hours ago

4 days ago

Updated 44 hours ago

any luck getting your address included in city parking zone?

hey all. i moved to HP this summer and am on a block where the whole street is city zoned parking EXCEPT the small bit in front of my apartment building. there are clearly way more of us vying for those spots and many nights i come home late to have to park around the corner and down the street while there are zoned spots with a direct sightline to my building's door.

anyone had luck qualifying for a zone sticker in a situation like this, or getting a zone extended to cover the last 10% of a block?

  • it's where pierce runs into kedzie. the whole street is walk-up single family homes/2-flat buildings except for the 2 larger apartment buildings (including mine) at the end of the block by the park. those buildings are between the alley and kedzie, which is the only part of the block with...

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    it's where pierce runs into kedzie. the whole street is walk-up single family homes/2-flat buildings except for the 2 larger apartment buildings (including mine) at the end of the block by the park. those buildings are between the alley and kedzie, which is the only part of the block with no zoning.

    there's a small restaurant and insurance company at the bottom of the apartment building opposite me; only other non-residential there is the national guard building.

    i don't know if being in such close proximity to the park requires the parking around it to be open/free.

    thanks for the info on the petition and IDOT study! in the meantime, i found this app called "lifeline" that i can use to monitor any longer-than-desireable walks to back to my building.

  • I live on a street that is not permit, however the aldermans office was able to give me a letter to bring to the city clerks office. With this I was able to get the zone for the surrounding streets to be on my city sticker. Moreno is my alderman, so I suppose that helps? Only problem is if you renew your sticker online it wont include the zone if it was done with a letter...so you'd have to go to the clerks office to renew your sticker.

6 days ago

Updated 47 hours ago

Lost cat Charlie - we move in 2 days!

Charlie the cat is still at large. He went missing 8/28 and hasn't been seen. He is orange, with a white belly, chest and front toes. He has green eyes and a ringed tail. Charlie is really friendly and vocal, and was wearing a collar when we last saw him at home on Kedzie and Bloomingdale.

Reward offered for return of Charlie, in any condition! Please help us bring him home before we move! I'm sick to think we're abandoning him here, since we're leaving the neighborhood. Your help is appreciated! Don't hesitate to call with any leads!

  • Cat Wrangler happy Humboldt Park resident

    Last night I saw an orange cat in the parking lot of the Walgreens at the corner of North and Western. He walked into the alley on the north side of Walgreens and disappeared.

  • Have you put out a trap to see if you can catch him?

5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Affordable wedding venue

Anyone have any suggestions or recommendations for an affordable wedding venue? I'd prefer it to be on the north side of town but would consider other areas. It would have to hold 150 ppl with a good size dance area :-). If anyone owns or knows of any empty warehouses I could rent I'd be very interested in that kind of space as well. Also if anyone has any vendors catering, flowers, linens etc they recommend I'd love that too. Thanks in advance!

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Anyone hear about this before today?

I just found out there will be a debate between Alderman Maldonado and some of the other candidates at 10 AM TODAY
Saturday September 27, 2014 at the McCormick Tribune YMCA
1834 N. Lawndale Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
Grassroots Collaborative is putting it on. I guess if you want to know what is on their agenda this is the chance to find out.

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Car crash, 2AM, 9/27

Anyone know what happened around Rockwell and Cortland early this morning? I heard a car skid and crash into something then followed by ambulance, cops, and maybe a fire truck. Seemed like a lot of official activity for something that seemed like a small accident.

2 days ago

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