25 hours ago

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So, who went to the meeting last night? I did!

In general, after seeing the presentation and the passion, I truly hope that this will turn out as a positive resource for returning veterans and their families. At this point, it seems we can only hope for the best. I did have one small concern about one woman who stood up and commented, telling the audience that she is a social worker and she sees so many single mothers that can't afford to live in the area anymore. I hope...

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In general, after seeing the presentation and the passion, I truly hope that this will turn out as a positive resource for returning veterans and their families. At this point, it seems we can only hope for the best. I did have one small concern about one woman who stood up and commented, telling the audience that she is a social worker and she sees so many single mothers that can't afford to live in the area anymore. I hope the general public understand that this will be strictly for veterans and has nothing to do, for the most part, with single mothers or affordable housing for the general public. This is for veterans, which is admirable. My understanding is it will NOT be available for the general public to apply for housing. I hope the general public will understand this. I took notes at the meeting and recorded it, and correct me if I'm wrong, but this is supposed to be 100 percent veteran housing.

  • Tracy BB Super Cute Tracy

    the public meeting to ask for zoning was held yesterday at 1 pm. so, if you have a job, you probably weren't able to make it.

  • They CAN control who lives there; if you are not a veteran, do not apply. How hard will it be to verify service? It won't be. Just an honest someone following up on the applications and information.

17 hours ago

Updated 23 min ago

Another Package Theft

At 2pm today a package was stolen from my front porch near Armitage and Sawyer.
I was able to get a look at the theives from behind as they walked out of the alley and onto Armitage Ave near Kedzie, and two women witnessed the theft.

They are wearing all black, head to toe. One man was black and the second hispanic, both about 5'6- 5'8.

UPS claims they left the package with someone, but they clearly did not.
BE CAREFUL and have packages sent somewhere else, especially for the holiday season.

  • RubyRed Dancer, Drummer, Cyclist

    I believe the local UPS store will let you have packages delivered to their location instead of your address… not sure if the post office will do the same. I doubt it would be possible to get anything useful from them, but once you get your tracking number, you can call UPS and have them divert the package to a UPS retail store.

  • Carter O'Brien Chicagoan

    UPS just announced a ton of new drop box locations:

    https://www.ups.com/dropoff


    UPS Drop Boxes
    Now Accepting All UPS Service Levels
    With nearly 40,000 locations nationwide, a UPS Drop Box is bound to be near you. You can drop off your shipment 24 hours a day and enjoy later pickup times...

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    UPS just announced a ton of new drop box locations:

    https://www.ups.com/dropoff


    UPS Drop Boxes
    Now Accepting All UPS Service Levels
    With nearly 40,000 locations nationwide, a UPS Drop Box is bound to be near you. You can drop off your shipment 24 hours a day and enjoy later pickup times to meet the demands of your busy schedule.

    Features

    Ship to domestic and international locations.
    Get many necessary shipping supplies right at your nearest UPS Drop Box.
    Declare a value for packages to a maximum value of US$500 per package.
    Drop off packages up to a maximum size of 16in. x 13in. x 3in.

    Note: High value and hazardous material shipment restrictions apply.

    Benefits

    All UPS service levels are accepted at UPS Drop Box locations.
    Access UPS Drop Boxes 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
    Get later pickup times than with your regularly scheduled pickup.
    Use UPS Drop Boxes as a single source for everything you need to make last-minute shipments.

    Please call 1-800-PICK-UPS® (1-800-742-5877) for more help.

30 min ago

Questions re Veterans Housing

1. Is this a done deal?
2. When is the facility projected be open for business?
3. Will February's alderman elections affect this project?
4. What can the citizenry do to impact this project?

39 min ago

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2 days ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Rain Barrel Setup

Hi Neighbors,

Does anyone have a rain barrel? If so, I would love to see your setup or just ask some questions. Please post here or PM me.

Thanks!

  • You need to do some math or use an awesome roof-calculator that's tied into average rainfall like this: http://save-the-rain.com/SR2/
    Then you need to find enough barrels to hold all the water you will capture and we installed 8 barrels under a porch, buying Upcycle barrels made from a place in...

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    You need to do some math or use an awesome roof-calculator that's tied into average rainfall like this: http://save-the-rain.com/SR2/
    Then you need to find enough barrels to hold all the water you will capture and we installed 8 barrels under a porch, buying Upcycle barrels made from a place in the 'burbs: http://upcycle-products.com/static.asp?path=3528

    Finally - you need a diverter so the downspout stops water when all the barrels are full....the downspout should just run into an area of your yard where you can plan water-loving plants like these: http://www.prairiemoon.com/native-plants-for-lakeshore-wetland-restoration/

    Our yard is completely full of prairie plants, whose roots go down 6-8 feet. Our downspouts are all disconnected. Doesn't cause us any problems at all...you just have to plan for it and we save a bunch of money watering our gardens because of the rain barrels.

    If you need any help planning this out, drop a note and I'm happy to share what I know!

  • Ack! Sorry, that rain calculator should be this address: http://save-the-rain.com/

Dec 11

Updated 1 hour ago

Maldonado trying to sneak through another deal to strong hold Humboldt Park and take tax dollars.

Four-story building low income housing is getting green-lit in Humboldt Park without community input despite being a proposal that would permanently "change the dynamic of the neighborhood."

Read the full article for more information. http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20141211/humboldt-park/humboldt-park-veterans-housing-proposal-draws-mayoral-backing-mudslinging?utm_source=Logan+Square+%26+Humboldt+Park&utm_campaign=5492efe360-Mailchimp-CHI&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_dfef6fa313-5492efe360-172450769

ONLY chance for your voice to be heard Dec. 17 at the Humboldt Park field house, 1400 N. Sacramento Blvd. at 5:30 p.m.

  • Don Shifertz Longtime resident, homeowner & Business Owner

    I'm extremely proud of The Humboldt Neighbors Association in all their efforts to see through the wool that's getting thrown over their heads! So many legitimate reasons and valid points. It's really a simple argument! We have a right to deny "poison pill" developments in our neighborhood! The existing population infrastructure...

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    I'm extremely proud of The Humboldt Neighbors Association in all their efforts to see through the wool that's getting thrown over their heads! So many legitimate reasons and valid points. It's really a simple argument! We have a right to deny "poison pill" developments in our neighborhood! The existing population infrastructure can only sustain so much before it collapses. The crooks keep trying to fake the idea that it's for the veteran’s, but in true political fashion there will be a loophole in the housing acceptance contract that will slip "non-veterans" in over the "alleged" 20% (something like "if 80% vets do not apply & qualified within the 1st 6 months then the can offer it to the family of 4 making 43k a year) if we don't read the contracts then after they build it WHO KNOWS WHAT TRICKS THEY WILL PULL! I truly don't believe that 80% of the housing is GUARANTEED to vets! It has to be legally binding thing that would cause them to loose money if they couldn't get enough vets to live there. Low income housing are poison pills that has been PROVEN to never benefit an area let alone an already struggling one like HP. Taylor St housing, Kabrini, western and Maddison regentrification projects ALL BAD IDEAS! Everyone needs to look up a project called Residencial Llorens Torres. It's EXACTLY WHAT THESE GUYS ARE TRYING TO DO! It ruined an entire city beyond repair and is in the top 4 worst areas IN THE WORLD! If they want to house a group of government parasites (Brown, Green, Yellow, White, Black) then build it in the sticks of Kankakee or Harvey IL? Not in Chicago to poison our park? FILING A LAWSUIT IS THE ONLY WAY TO STOP THIS...

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    I say, take it to MICHIGAN AVE...or one of the UPSCALE neighborhoods who need to take their fair share of lower income people.

    Already San Francisco is having too many problems because the rich are displacing everyone.

    Chicago is headed the same direction. The only way to STOP insanity is to file civil rights lawsuits.

44 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Furniture donation and pick up

I have some friends looking to donate furniture and need it picked up by the end of this weekend. They have asked a bunch of places, including Salvation Army. No one has been able to pick up this week. Any suggestions of maybe some more obscure organizations that would do this and need furniture?

25 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Dog Stories/ Humboldt Park (+)

On the pillars at the garden area with the buffalo couple (which my dog thought were 'real' the first time we walked there) is now a bright pink heart with 'It's a Girl' painted in the middle. It would be so interesting to find out what that 'story' is about......

2 days ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Did you see WBEZ's story on gentrification in Logan Square?

My colleague Chip Mitchell did an interesting story on how gentrification is affecting Logan Square. What'd you think of it? Did he miss anything?
http://www.wbez.org/news/real-estate-developer-hot-area-sees-bright-future-%E2%80%94-and-displacement-111231

  • Ben 60622: Let me complete that coverage for you: White Flight is the reason these neighborhoods became depressed. Whites left and so did the City services. With Gentrification (which can be a good thing) return the Whites and the City services.

  • Mike Conover '90's HP block orginizing,CAPS- resident since '07

    City services follows investment (and also clout-but that can work in the favor of a tightly nit minority community). Investment follows cash flow (those that can pay for housing, goods and services). Cash and cash flow ARE more in the hands of white/Anglos than others; and racial & ethnic discrimination ARE definite economic factors; but I see Green as a bigger discriminator than Black/White/Brown. A better focus than race (in my opinion)? Jobs and economic development.

15 hours ago

New Art Materials Reuse Center on California and Walton

Hi Neighbors!

The WasteShed is a non-profit materials reuse store and art center; we collect reusable art and school materials and make them available to the artists, teachers, and the public for cheap. We have a lot of really great stuff and we're the only place like this in Chicago; yet another reason to be proud of Humboldt Park! Hablamos español (bastante bien) y queremos estar un buen recurso para toda la ciudad.

We're also running a crowdfunding campaign right...

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Hi Neighbors!

The WasteShed is a non-profit materials reuse store and art center; we collect reusable art and school materials and make them available to the artists, teachers, and the public for cheap. We have a lot of really great stuff and we're the only place like this in Chicago; yet another reason to be proud of Humboldt Park! Hablamos español (bastante bien) y queremos estar un buen recurso para toda la ciudad.

We're also running a crowdfunding campaign right now to kickstart our workshop and educational programming, so we can support local schools and encourage people of all ages and backgrounds to get creative. We're a very shoestring enterprise, and even small donations are very much appreciated! Here's the link: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/support-the-wasteshed-a-creative-reuse-art-center

We are open to the public 11-6, Wednesday-Saturday. Hope you can stop by!

15 hours ago

2 days ago

Updated 19 hours ago

Let's Get our Video Cameras Connected to CPD District/Cental Command

Being the IT Dept and administrator to the cameras that protect our Condo association since 2009, I have seen firsthand the power this tool has to solve crime. We've been subpoenaed twice and have produced useful video evidence for another dozen or so incidents over the last 5 years that all have helped make this community stronger. High ranking CPD Chief McNaughton has already successfully launched a pilot program in his previous position in Lawndale and we're very close to the reality where hiding from the law is no longer an option.

  • Smart Bike Parts Local Bike Shop

    Greetings Strike 3 - Back in 2009 we hired ADT to install 8 cameras around our property. Bike shop payed half and condo assoc payed half. Total cost of installation and equipment (cameras + DVR + Closed Circuit TV) was around $2K. Then we subscribed to 2DVR.com for $10/month and all residents have access to all the cameras 24/7 via their phones or computers.

  • VW

    Has anyone had the cops use a screen grab from a store-bought webcam connected via wifi? My ADT guy said that unless the security system uses closed circuit/hardwired and sealed system the cops won't use it because it could be tampered with (at least in the eyes of the court)--just curious if that is in fact the case, or if he was just being by the book.

2 days ago

Updated 21 hours ago

Bloomingdale Pathway

I was thinking about that pathway yesterday. What's the update on it?

2 days ago

Updated 22 hours ago

45 hours ago

Updated 22 hours ago

Housecat went missing last night

Hey all! Were on the 1800 block of N Francisco Ave and our domestic short-hair-loveable-mutt of a cat named Captain Falcon went missing late last night.

He's the guy on the left in the attached photo. Please let me know if you see him. He extremely friendly (and fat) and has never been outside before!

  • Go out and call him when the area is quieter. If it's dark, take a flashlight; take the catnip or the treat container. When you call him, listen for his response. Put your scented socks by your gates. Walk in all directions if your house, also putting your scent out there for him.

  • Fellow 1800 N Francisco block here. We'll keep an eye out for him!

2 days ago

Updated 23 hours ago

Who is going to attend the meeting tonight, regarding the proposed veteran's building?

The more people involved, hopefully the more thoroughly all opinions can be taken into account. This means everyone, all ethnicities, all opinions.

  • How does that big of a mistake happen? To overstate costs by 65%? It seems to be a little bit more than a rounding error.

  • City Dude Living in Humboldt Park

    Today is the PUBLIC HEARING. Don't forget to go.
    The neighbors around the hospital dropped off a BRIEF at Alderman Maldonado's office yesterday before the Community meeting. You can read it here: www.humboldtparkhousing.com

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42 hours ago

Updated 24 hours ago

Yet another package stolen

Hi all,

Just wanted to give a heads up, had a package stolen from my porch on the 3200 block of W. McLean Ave. FedEx tracking number states "left on porch" at 11:26 am. I got the mail at noon, nothing there.

We generally request packages to have signature on delivery, however this was a gift sent from my in-laws (actually the last package they shipped went missing as well). I work from home, doorbell never rang.

I filed a police report, had FedEx run a "trace", etc.

If you happen to see this fancy ottoman hanging out in a nearby alley give me a shout I guess!

http://www.hayneedle.com/product/garrettdoublestorageottomanwithtraysideottomans.cfm

Thanks!

  • (Good to hear about 'Hayneedle'. Actually looking at chicken houses thru them..The ottoman looks nice as well.)

    Please consider out local UPS location at Cal and Arm. It is locally owned and I have a 'house account' there and they always have been terrific. Really terrific!

    Fed Ex 'lost' me...

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    (Good to hear about 'Hayneedle'. Actually looking at chicken houses thru them..The ottoman looks nice as well.)

    Please consider out local UPS location at Cal and Arm. It is locally owned and I have a 'house account' there and they always have been terrific. Really terrific!

    Fed Ex 'lost' me an major account when they 'never picked up' at a box in Hicksville, NY (home of the first Ikea store) and then lost a 'signed contract' worth over $40,000...so I would never give them 'another chance'.

    I've NEVER had any trouble with UPS.

  • FedEx will hold your packages at any of their locations without a fee. I usually have mine held at the Kinko's in Division and it's very easy to pick up as they are open late and on weekends. UPS is not nearly as flexible unfortunately

2 days ago

Updated 41 hours ago

Maldonado: Opposition to Veteran Housing 'Sounding Like Racist' Comments

http://dnain.fo/1IXS2xQ

Maldonado is beginning to sound a little desperate, making these baseless accusations publicly. I think someone knows he might be in trouble come February. It took citizens coming together to root out these back door deals which were right in front of us the whole time.

HUMBOLDT PARK — A proposal to build affordable housing for veterans in Humboldt Park continues to stir opinion, with the local alderman recently calling some comments by opponents on socal media racist.

  • Same tricks, different development.

    Bait and switch, steal and twitch.

    Politicians LOVE no-bid contracts so that they can hand fat-cat deals to their buddies. Buddies then return the favor. Maldonado needs this project to go through so he can fund his re-election and dirt-throwing campaign to buy false advertisement to try to make up for his lousy management of the Ward.

  • Big Al WP Big Al, Your Neighborhood Pal

    East Humboldt Neighbor, that figures it comes from Mayor Rahm-A-Dama-Ding-Dong's office. They change the rules and the numbers so many times even Einstein couldn't keep track. Humboldtwriter, only the names change, but it's the same game. Politics is the art of BS.

Jul 28

Updated 41 hours ago

Collecting dog/cat donations for shelter: food, toys, sheets, towels...

You guys have been so awesome with these donations. Last time I dropped them off, the woman who runs the shelter had tears in her eyes and said please tell those Everyblock folks "thank you" and how much this means to us and the animals.

The animal shelter is in need again so I'm making another round picking up donations if you're able to donate/have old linens laying around.

This open-access shelter has very little funds and takes in many...

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You guys have been so awesome with these donations. Last time I dropped them off, the woman who runs the shelter had tears in her eyes and said please tell those Everyblock folks "thank you" and how much this means to us and the animals.

The animal shelter is in need again so I'm making another round picking up donations if you're able to donate/have old linens laying around.

This open-access shelter has very little funds and takes in many animals. They also provide a pet pantry for people who can't afford dog/cat food for their pets. It's so sad when you see people drop off their loved pets because they no longer can afford them. This pet pantry, which is running very, very low, helps keeps animals in their loving homes (and out of these open-access shelters).

Here's a list of items they need most:
- dog and cat food (any kind)
- treats to help fatten up the underweight dogs (actual dog treats or Aldi hot dogs are good, cheaper option)
- calming toys (such as stuffed animals or kongs and peanut butter - please no squeeky/stimulating toys)
- used (clean) towels, sheets and blankets for dogs/cats to lay on in the cages they're in basically 24/7. It helps lower their stress and gives them comfort.
- medications your pet didn't finish. These animals often come in sick from being on the street -- any antibiotics, pain pills or supplements help. There is a vet there that prescribes them and will use donated meds appropriately.
- Rescue Remedy or other calming supplements/sprays etc. (shelter life can be stressful)
- dog leashes, collars

I can pick up donations from your house Friday (8/1)12-1:30pm or 5-7pm. Or you are welcome to drop off at my place near North ave and California today 7/28 after 5pm or Wednesday after 7pm. Please message me for details.

Thank you SO MUCH for your generosity. The dogs and cats thank you.

  • Cram writer

    Meg - not sure why, but our DMs aren't going through. Can you email me at cram@plateonline.com, so we can coordinate meeting? Thanks!

  • meg

    Thanks Cram - emailed you. If anyone wants to contact me, looks like DMs aren't working. Just email me at meaghan.olson@gmail.com. Thanks!

3 days ago

Updated 45 hours ago

Bring the Chicago Foodseum to Logan Square

Hi friends - I wanted to share an exciting potential opportunity for the Logan Square neighborhood - to be the home of the "Foodseum" - Chicago's first Food Museum!

I learned about this project in the works a couple of weeks ago through an article on Eater.com http://www.eater.com/2014/11/24/7276629/chicagos-first-food-museum-foodseum-campaign Their website has more details: http://www.foodseum.org/#home

They are in the middle of a Kickstarter campaign to open their first interactive exhibit as early as Spring 2015: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/foodseum/chicagos-food-museum

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Hi friends - I wanted to share an exciting potential opportunity for the Logan Square neighborhood - to be the home of the "Foodseum" - Chicago's first Food Museum!

I learned about this project in the works a couple of weeks ago through an article on Eater.com http://www.eater.com/2014/11/24/7276629/chicagos-first-food-museum-foodseum-campaign Their website has more details: http://www.foodseum.org/#home

They are in the middle of a Kickstarter campaign to open their first interactive exhibit as early as Spring 2015: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/foodseum/chicagos-food-museum

The location has not been decided, but I immediately thought Logan Square would be the perfect location, with all the new restaurant activity, fantastic farmer's market, and plans for a future rare-fruit orchard.

After pledging my support, I emailed my thoughts to their executive director, Kyle Joseph, who personally wrote me back to thank me. He said that they are "big fans" of LS and they have been keeping an eye out there, and agreed that LS would be a great fit. He encouraged me to pass along the word in the neighborhood and said he would be happy to speak to fellow residents and supporters.

If you like this idea, please pass it along, donate to the campaign, and email the museum founders and organizers that you would love for Foodseum to come to Logan Square!

  • LD

    Agreed, I have nothing against the idea of the museum (I'd def visit out of curiosity), I just wouldn't invest in it as I am doubtful of its sustenance. Ditto for the juice bar (if the profit margins actually float the juice bar for a while, it will close as soon as the craze dies down, vitamixes get cheaper, or another, less expensive juice bar opens), although I think there's a big difference b/t restaurant/retail and hospitality/entertainment and not sure the 2 are comparable.

  • Carter O'Brien Chicagoan

    There's of course nothing wrong with people having opinions. There is however a special place in hell for those who comment negatively on web stories/projects, etc they didn't even bother to visit before forming said opinions.

3 days ago

Updated 45 hours ago

A Must Read regarding the newest Subsidized Housing Project in H.P.

I have seen many posts on this topic in the last few weeks, but this page gives the most comprehensive info about the 6 -story building being proposed on the land owned by Norwegian American Hospital. Please read it if you want. Or not.

http://www.humboldtparkhousing.com/humboldt-politics/

  • First of all, I didn't write the article, I just posted it. It also contains a link to an article in Chicago Magazine. If you don"t agree with it, then take it up with them.

    Next, don't assume anything for me. I don't care what gets built as long as...

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    First of all, I didn't write the article, I just posted it. It also contains a link to an article in Chicago Magazine. If you don"t agree with it, then take it up with them.

    Next, don't assume anything for me. I don't care what gets built as long as it is according to code(ie no zoning changes) and my tax dollars don't have to pay for it.

    I think most people have seen the race-baiting show in the media recently and realize that when somebody uses the term "racist" it is because they have already lost the intellectual argument.

    But if anybody that is hiding behind a pseudonym wants to introduce themselves to me face to face, we can discuss our differences at that time.

  • REALMCCOY West Town/Humboldt Pk Homeowner

    fighting the good fight: Your posts are painful to read. Just stop already.

3 days ago

Updated 46 hours ago

Bone Marrow Match Drive Tuesday 12/16 for Cop with Leukemia

Bone Marrow Drive TUESDAY 12/16 at 14th District Chicago Police Station, 2150 N California @ Shakespeare. 12 Noon - 6 PM
Police Officer BLANCA MAGALLON, 43 yr old mother of 4 daughters, needs match for bone marrow transplant in her battle with leukemia. Quick cheek swab, no needles. Flyer (attached jpg) from Ward 1 enewsletter

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2 days ago

Two young pit bulls loose on the block

My husband and I just got off the Fullerton bus at Lawndale and two young pit bulls ran up to us and followed us to our door and tried to come home with us. They were friendly, and looked like they were being taken care of, but no collars or tags. I reported their location to 311 in case anyone is looking for them.

5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

acupuncture and chiropractor?

Is there a Logan square facility that offers both services at the same location that anyone would recommend.? I have both arthritic and alignment issues going on but limited time (and $) to deal with both.

  • Sage Community Health Collective is an amazing place. They do fantastic acupuncture and they also have massage and other things, though I am not sure about chiro. Anyway, they have a wonderful mission that these services should be available to everyone, so they work on a sliding scale. If you do community acupuncture (which is a quiet room with several people getting it at once - it's not as weird as it sounds at ALL) - it's even less. I went there for several months and loved it. http://sagecommunityhealth.org/

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Dog Stories/ Humboldt Park++

This week-end there was a huge hawk 'posing' on the ground while someone not quite close took phone pictures. It appeared to be @ 2' tall and eventually flew up in a near by tree and posed some more. (I haven't seen any pigeons in that area lately either.)

As 'The Miss' and I went on our walk, we saw two pretty ladies walking arm-in-arm. I think they are sisters. One has a smile that could melt the snow; the...

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This week-end there was a huge hawk 'posing' on the ground while someone not quite close took phone pictures. It appeared to be @ 2' tall and eventually flew up in a near by tree and posed some more. (I haven't seen any pigeons in that area lately either.)

As 'The Miss' and I went on our walk, we saw two pretty ladies walking arm-in-arm. I think they are sisters. One has a smile that could melt the snow; the other is a special needs adult who I do not believe can speak. I always say 'Hello' and the special needs lady released her companion's hand to give me a hug...a nice big hug.

Then she started to cry. Large tears. I said "Please don't be sad" and her companion said "Oh, she cries when she is happy." I said 'Well, then just keep hugging and I'm glad you are happy'.

If you see them in the park, please do say 'Hello' (Hugs are optional...)

  • I bet you saw a Coopers Hawk. One flew into our backyard a few years back so I did a little research to identify the species. It might have been 2 ft. but in a little Chicago backyard, it looked like a giant Condor.

  • I saw a hawk that fits the description in my yard a few days ago.

  • i have seen that hawk a few times… it really looks like massive compared to the other birds around there...and I am pretty sure I have seen what is left of the rabbits/pigeons it destroys… looks like a small explosion of feathers & fur in the middle of the field, with nothing else around…

    the hawk i saw had quite a bit of white on it, so the coopers hawk looks to be it

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Yet another missing cat

My neighbor's cat went missing. The cat's name is Pilar. She is a small, brownish-black, sweet little kitty and she escaped this morning from the cat sitter's in the vicinity of Logan Blvd and Western. Pilar normally resides in Palmer Square near Belden and Milwaukee. I don't have a picture to post.

If anyone spots her, please let me know. Thanks!

Dec 06

Updated 2 days ago

Coming soon to Diversey and Richmond

This new bar and restaurant maybe a great addition to Logan Square. I have heard several different explanations as to just what it might be, stay tuned.

  • "A large ham selection will hang from behind the bar, and every guest, whether ordering a glass of wine at the bar or sitting down for a meal, will get a complimentary wooden board with a handful of fresh slices of meat like prosciutto or Spanish-style jamon with some pickles."
    How cool...

  • sounds interesting, I wish them success.

2 days ago

The Twelve Sites of Social Security

Back by popular demand is our holiday favorite, “The Twelve Sites of Social Security.” It’s inspired by the popular traditional holiday song, “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” a holiday favorite since 1780. Play it again, Santa! 

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Dec 11

Updated 3 days ago

New Project In Old Zacetecas Restaurant?

Anyone know what's going in the old Zacetecas restaurant space on Diversey in Logan? Yes, yes, I know. Probably a bar or restaurant. Just curious what people or groups are involved.

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Dec 12

Updated 4 days ago

LOST Cat

Please help us locate our cat Beam. He has been missing since Sunday am. He is an altered male Bengal with a chip. Please check your garages as he has gotten stuck in one before. Contact me immediately if you have seen him. we miss him very much.
lyndsay1133@yahoo.com
773-818-4680

  • Jen

    Check the stray tours at animal control (2741 s western) every day. They keep the animals on hold for 3 days and if no one comes for them there's a good chance of them being put down bc the shelter is pretty full

  • LT

    I have registered my lost cat with animal control and have been checking their "pet harbor" everyday since he went missing. Thank you for responding.

Dec 09

Updated 4 days ago

MEGAMALL NEWS ? ANY ?

lots going on with developments by california and also by logan stop, any news on the mega-mall development. any meeting / plans / dates?

  • I went to the business meeting about the Mega Mall redevelopment, and nothing is written in stone, but the proposal was for: a 40,000 sq ft supermarket at the Sacramento end of Milwaukee with two stories of parking above and a two store gym over that. The rest of the...

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    I went to the business meeting about the Mega Mall redevelopment, and nothing is written in stone, but the proposal was for: a 40,000 sq ft supermarket at the Sacramento end of Milwaukee with two stories of parking above and a two store gym over that. The rest of the block with be residential (approx 200 rental units) with retail on the first floor. It will appear to be 5-6 separate building from the outside with some set backs. There will be a new traffic light in the middle of the block for cars to turn into the parking lot. Truck traffic in the back. 20 ft sidewalks in front. 10% affordable housing and they said no TIF funds would be use (I would love to see that). The buildings will vary for approx. 7 to 9 stories. Those were the features I found most interesting but there was more.
    That was the proposal. Call Alderman Waguespack or wait for the public meetings that are coming.

  • That public meeting should be interesting! Logan Square seems set on no buildings over 4 or 5 stories....with 6 really pushing it.

Dec 04

Updated 4 days ago

Kids' chess teacher? Kids' chess club?

Hi all!

I would like to form a chess group for young kids, to start after the new year. I'm in the early stages of this project, and I need a chess teacher, and other kids!

Do you know (or are you) a chess teacher who can work with three or four kids (my kid is almost 7), to teach the game and the strategic thinking behind it? Drop me a line!

Do you have a kid who might like...

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Hi all!

I would like to form a chess group for young kids, to start after the new year. I'm in the early stages of this project, and I need a chess teacher, and other kids!

Do you know (or are you) a chess teacher who can work with three or four kids (my kid is almost 7), to teach the game and the strategic thinking behind it? Drop me a line!

Do you have a kid who might like to learn chess? You drop me a line, too!

I'm thinking one afternoon per week. I'm happy to host in my Logan Square apartment (it will make me vacuum, and for that I'd be grateful).

--Corrin
(also posted on the Logan Square yahoo group--apopogies to cross-readers)

  • Seth Logan Square resident for 13+ years

    My 8- and 10-year-olds would like to be involved in some chess get-togethers, too.

  • Okay, Seth--I'll keep you posted!

6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Cars shooting at each other

Just witnessed 2 cars chasing each other around Armitage/Central Park area, happened around 1:15 today. They flew by me, heard about 6-8 gun shots. Anyone know more?

  • That's horrible. Bad any time, but really scary this kind of stuff is happening in the middle of the day..

  • You called it into 911, right?

6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Brown/White Pit Bull Hit By Car on Humboldt/Cortland Today

Just wondering if it was a stray or someone's pet? The dog unfortunately passed, but if the owner is reading this, wanted you to know that there were some very kind police officers and firemen that stayed with him/her and comforted her as she passed.

  • Jen

    Heartbreaking. I live right over there and I'm glad I didn't see it. Thanks for helping

  • Unfortunately, no, the driver didn't stop. A few good neighbors came out to try and help, but there wasn't much that could be done b/c the dog was reacting in fear and didn't want to be touched. They had to wait for Animal Care and Control to get there and...

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    Unfortunately, no, the driver didn't stop. A few good neighbors came out to try and help, but there wasn't much that could be done b/c the dog was reacting in fear and didn't want to be touched. They had to wait for Animal Care and Control to get there and by then, it was too late. Seriously though, some fantastic police officers and a fire chief stayed with the dog the entire time trying to comfort it and keep it calm. As a dog owner, I'd want to know someone was there with my dog and tried to show compassion in this situation - hence the post to EB.

Sep 18

Updated 5 days ago

Plumber recommendations?

Can anyone recommend a good affordable plumber? Thanks

  • mwilson near north plumber

    Yes.
    I came handle al your plumbing issues.
    Sincerely,
    Mark Wison
    1-773-567-3310

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    Mr Wilson - please stop resurrection old threads

6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Police presence on Palmer-kimball

Southbound traffic stopped more police arrived. Not sure what's happening . Their on foot with flashlights

  • Lugo 30+years Logan-Hermosa

    I meant northbound traffic also an ambulance just arrived..bus is at a standstill

  • I guess a car was following the bus and then pulled in front and someone got out and smashed the bus's window. Supposedly gang-related over some dispute between the window-breaker and some passengers of the bus

  • Lugo 30+years Logan-Hermosa

    Oh wow thanks I was on my way home from that area and could figure out what was happening

5 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

The Maldonado take on the Vet Housing

Diversity, generosity is at the heart of proposed Vet housing

  • Is that $42.6 million project to support 49 units? So $800,000+ per unit. If that is, they should see if they could probably construct within current zoning rather than making a fortune in single unit housing.

  • Not an open bidding project. Overpriced development and friends of the Alderman construction company. You can buy land and build 109 single family homes for that price. Ridiculous. And tax exempt which means that all of the taxpaying homeowners will have an increased property tax burden.

Aug 12

Updated 5 days ago

Lost Cat?

There is a smaller Bengal type cat walking on Cortez near California. It does not have a collar but it isn't behaving like a feral cat and is wandering aimlessly. It was interested in food and would approach me briefly but not long enough for me to capture it without frightening it. I did not see any posts here about a missing cat, but I do hope this guy (or girl) finds their home.

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