4 min ago

Anyone tried out Logan Square Fitness yet?

Just wondered what the overall vibe is, if it gets packed at certain hours, etc. Has anyone joined - what do you think?

2 hours ago

Updated 11 min ago

Canoe Rental?

Does anyone have a canoe they are willing to rent out for the weekend? I've looked into Chicago River Canoe and Kayak (rockwell st) but they don't open until 9am, and don't allow overnight rentals. Chicagoland Canoe Base looks closed for business. We're not interested in kayak rentals. I appreciate any ideas!

  • I don't think the Halsted REI rents canoes, only stores in the burbs. I will look into Urban Kayak as a backup option, but was hoping to stick to canoe rental.

    Thanks for the ideas!

  • DL Police officer

    Totally random but yes I do have a canoe in my garage. 773 501 6930 text me

3 hours ago

Updated 36 min ago

Does anyone recognize this dog?

Found at the corner of Armitage and Kimball in the parking lot of Armitage produce. Neighbors are taking her to animal control, so if this dog is familiar please let it's people know where to look. We will post signs as well.

  • Kelly B Beaucastel's Mom

    Have they checked for a microchip? Almost any vet can read them. I know Animal Ark on Kedzie at Belmont does.

  • Animal Control first and foremost. That is the first place that anyone raised in a City checks.

8 hours ago

Updated 40 min ago

Home Organizer recommendation

Hi Everyone...I have recently (ok, not really, but for the sake of argument) downsized from a multi-level townhome to to a unit in a 2-unit building. I have a lot of stuff that I would like some help in clearing out and was looking for an organizer to help me decide what to junk/sell/keep/donate as well as help me stay organized going forward. Any thoughts?

  • VPGirl Logan Square

    Thanks all!

  • Kelly B Beaucastel's Mom

    Try taskrabbit.com. You can describe what you need done and name your price. Someone who is able to do it will "accept" the task. They do background checks on everyone who works for them too.

3 days ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Craig Woods?

If anyone knows someone named Craig Woods, please PM me. I live near Logan and California and for a week now have had two packages sitting at the entrance to my apartment building addressed to Craig Woods. There are only five units in this building and no one by that name has lived here in the six years I have been at this address. (Let's also take a moment to reflect on the fact that there have been two packages sitting outside our door for over a week and they haven't been stolen...WHAT?!?!)

25 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Riot Fest Organizers

Max, I know you have posted on here and have reacted to concerns earlier. Thanks.

Also Thanks for a great 3 days… entertaining and fun… hopefully see it on the north end of the park next year...

Some constructive advice for next year. (Don't get me wrong, fun times, but much room for improvement)

1. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE Put some more thought into the design/layout.
a. There were many dangerous bottlenecks, got lucky nothing went wrong as the lack of...

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Max, I know you have posted on here and have reacted to concerns earlier. Thanks.

Also Thanks for a great 3 days… entertaining and fun… hopefully see it on the north end of the park next year...

Some constructive advice for next year. (Don't get me wrong, fun times, but much room for improvement)

1. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE Put some more thought into the design/layout.
a. There were many dangerous bottlenecks, got lucky nothing went wrong as the lack of function would have crushed people (especially where along the curvy roads with the metal barriers) IE The flow would have been much safer if the vendors were set up 20 feet off the roads instead of right on them, or if there were another way for the masses to move rather than just the roads.
b. Somehow you made one of the largest parks in the city seems like an overcrowded rat maze… poor spacial layout and very little thought into how people walk, and how to get people form stage to stage

2. Add way more port-o-johns, average wait was over 20 minutes after 6pm

3. Make the maps accurate...The mobile app, was misleading. It was stressed multiple times to download the app, and we did. One problem was that the water stations were not located correctly, and I think they were missing all together in areas. Had this been a hot weekend could have been bad situation. Also, the one water station we did find was quite a disappointment...

4. 3 Day Passes did not have wrist bands… why not? One could not leave and come back.. stinks

5. VIP is practically worthless. Who cares about free drinks. The benefit of having a ticket (minus the re-entry) has diminished ten fold and compared to many other festivals standards, hardly deserves a VIP title. Viewing areas were not VIP. bathrooms were same as other bathrooms, just shorter lines, and

thanks for reading

  • first time at this fest and was there for all 3 days.

    i just want to say how uber impressive it was to have every single band stick to the scheduled times. sure it sucked that some of what i wanted to see overlapped, but not having to stand around...

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    first time at this fest and was there for all 3 days.

    i just want to say how uber impressive it was to have every single band stick to the scheduled times. sure it sucked that some of what i wanted to see overlapped, but not having to stand around and wait/wonder when a band would start was incredible. if only more shows were like that!

    what i wished for was more signage to let me know if i was heading towards the right stages. my first attempt to get to the rock stage landed me in the riot stage area and i had to totally backtrack to get it right. i'm good with maps and all, just a little reassurance while stuck on those slow moving paths would have been nice.

    and maybe other sponsors could jump on the charging station bandwagon? my phone battery drained within hours because it was constantly searching for coverage. texts were running anywhere from 15 minutes to several hours behind, making meet ups with friends kind of a nightmare. i've never been in the park before, so not sure if it's the location or just all the people trying to do the same thing at the same time. walking back across the street to kedzie to my apartment brought back all phone service no problem.

    actually, a charging station/chiropractic adjustment combo-booth would have been the best thing EVER by about 7 pm each day. : >

    all in all - many great shows i'm glad i had a chance to experience. i'm not looking too closely into this whole free tickets within 2 blocks thing because i paid for mine well in advance. if that's a real thing though, maybe a heads up where those of us who are residents (renters?) can verify that when next year's lineup is released?

    kthxbai.

  • skdz in hp cats, coffee & cf97

    Everyone is being super dramatic about RF conditions. It only rained on Friday. If you didn't go prepared to an outdoor music festival without looking into the weather forecast, that is your bad.

    I had a blast and I can't wait for next year!

36 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

David Bowie

Anyone else hear a rumor that David Bowie will be playing a few songs at Riot Fest today? Good source, but I'm not totally sure I'm buying it. But... if it's true....

  • Deb Karp Humboldt Park

    Very bad info. Fun nevertheless. :)

  • Ah, I was duped too, and sacrificed seeing Social Distortion for a little speck of hope. :)

Sep 05

Updated 3 hours ago

In need of a sitter for your infant or toddler?

Hi All,
If anyone is in need of a sitter for their infant or toddler M-F I'm available. I'm and early childhood educator, and I've worked as a teacher within CPS. I'm currently at home with my toddler and am available to take on caring for another little one. Please message me for more information. Thanks!

  • Gina Pellouchoud Gina@kimball

    Hi Ivette,

    I need care for my 15 month old daughter part time 3:30-6:30 Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday. If you are interested please email me ginahelenap@gmail.com. Thanks!

  • Hi there, I have a 2 mth old and 3 yr old that I need a sitter for. Can you email me if you're interested.
    Zamora627@gmail.com

    Thanks

5 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Free Spay/Neuter and vaccinations for cats in 60647 & 60651

Tree House Humane Society is offering FREE vet service packages for cats in zip codes 60647, 60651, 60623, & 60624.

The offer stands for house cats as well as strays and ferals. Please see the attached flyer for more info. :)

  • Phantom Mouse Resident of actual west Bucktown since 2007

    Feel free to share and cross post,

  • putting it in my neighbor's door and hope she takes the "hint" re: her little unfixed cat that wanders around, buts my indoor cats, and just had kittens!

25 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Is this your dog?

We found this dog this evening on whipple just north of Logan Blvd. she has a collar but no tags and is very friendly. I will also post this on lostdogsillinois.com

  • Grid Logan square resident

    My neighbor took her to vet and fortunately she had been microchipped. She was reunited with her owner who lives a couple of blocks away and had been frantically looking for her.

  • that's great! keeping up to date chip info is important.

5 hours ago

Charges and arrest records in Cook County?

Is there a way to view charges against a certain person, or view their arrest records with Cook County? Do you have to pay for this service? Also, do they record who requested the records? Thank you for any info. I will call Cook Cty tomorrow and ask too.

5 hours ago

Free Spay/Neuter and vaccinations for cats in 60647 & 60651

Tree House Humane Society is offering FREE vet service packages for cats in zip codes 60647, 60651, 60623, & 60624.

The offer stands for house cats as well as strays and ferals. Please see the attached flyer for more info. :)

Feel free to share and cross post. I have a spanish version of the flyer, available on request.

32 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Riot fest tix? I want!!! We got burned

Hey neighbors my husband and I got burned on fake tix. We want to buy a Sunday pass anyone got one or two they are not using? Also, If you live directly off the park bring your address and ID and get free tix then sell them to my husband and I! We live one block off park and got denied the free tix :( so bogus!

  • MaB

    There was no announcement, but we just heard some neighbors chatting about it, and there was a post or two on everyblock as well. We were not certain if they would or not until we tried because it was all very unofficial (almost like they didn't want people to know about it). I guess they have done it over the past years... to make neighbors feel better about the inconvenience of having the festival in our neighborhood.

  • Thanks for info ! Good to know for next year !

29 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Hard to believe

Such mixed feelings on how the neighborhoods changed.
At Sawyer and Wrightwood. Apparently this 20-year-old white girl has called the cops because someone hit her bumper. Two scratches maybe.

  • Many of the people moving to LS were priced-out of places like Wicker Park, Lake View, River North, West Loop, etc. Where are they to live? Perhaps we should place our faith in an committee to control rents, or set certain areas in economic stone so that only people of...

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    Many of the people moving to LS were priced-out of places like Wicker Park, Lake View, River North, West Loop, etc. Where are they to live? Perhaps we should place our faith in an committee to control rents, or set certain areas in economic stone so that only people of a certain income range could live there? That hardly seems wise.

    River North/West Loop used to be a haven of strip-clubs, adult book stores and seedy bars. Now it has Google and people paying $1,900+/mo for a studio. More money in the neighborhood means more tax dollars for schools, well maintained properties that deter crime, and a stronger push to improve public space. These are not classist ideals.

    LS and Humboldt Park have at various times been rich, poor and middle class. They have both been primarily immigrant neighborhoods and multi-generational during the past 100+ years. Neighborhoods change - sometime for better, sometimes for worse. But, either way, change is inevitable. The key is to make sure that the change is managed.

    And, yes, people moving into the neighborhood should be more respectful of their new neighbors. I've lived in LS for eight years and have witnessed both sides.

  • The Crusty Pirate Old crotchety pirate captain (retired)

    Go Gentrification ! Yeay ! More civilized folks. (civilized of all stripes)

6 hours ago

Construction on 3200 Block of Potomac

Does anyone know what's going on with the pipes being put in on the first half of the 3200 block of Potomac? Curious if this is a first phase that will ultimately continue down Potomac or if its just work in that one spot. There are a lot of pipes stacked up on Spaulding just off Potomac, so I'm guessing the former, but I thought someone here may have heard more specific info. Thanks in advance.

33 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Need help moving furniture

My boyfriend and I are buying a rather large mid-century bookcase and need help moving it from one first floor apt into our first floor apt!

Can anyone recommend some movers for a small job like this? Would be best if they could provide truck in cost. Thanks!

  • I've been meaning to try get dolly - is it pretty affordable? How much did your job cost SLA?

  • SLA

    we were willing to post the job for $40 for help and vehicle. uhaul would've cost like $30 (with the furniture dolly), and it is worth the extra $10 for us to have the extra muscle! plus we negotiated the price of the bookcase based on having to pay for...

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    we were willing to post the job for $40 for help and vehicle. uhaul would've cost like $30 (with the furniture dolly), and it is worth the extra $10 for us to have the extra muscle! plus we negotiated the price of the bookcase based on having to pay for transport/help, so no regrets on the price we named.

    very much looking forward to getting the bookcase tonight. honestly, he responded SO fast (~5 seconds of me posting the ad) that i started googling reviews to make sure the site wasn't a scam!!! so far, very impressed, will DEFINITELY use again as we will have to move more furniture soon...

3 days ago

Updated 8 hours ago

RIOT FEST: How can this be okay?

I'm not sure how long riot feat is supposed to last into the night, but as a new mom it's disturbing to be able to hear the music in my living room (living more than 2 blocks away from the park, at 9pm).

There has to be some sort of noise ordinance against this, right? I didn't pay for a ticket to the festival for a reason, and my child has to suffer because he can't sleep, which then means we all suffer.

I know if my neighbors were playing music loud enough for me to hear in my home I could call 311, but this is ridiculous.

  • I've also acknowledged that people have valid concerns and a right to express those concerns. You don't have to want to shut Riot Fest down to realize that it as good and bad points.

  • HPsince1970 - I've attended RF and have never tried a drug in my life. Meanwhile, drugs are being sold daily on my block. Your rants are not only unfounded, but ridiculous!

34 hours ago

Updated 8 hours ago

Lost chihuahua

My in-laws are visiting us for the weekend and have lost their dog- a small back chihuahua-- "Mocha". Lost near Washtenaw/LeMoyne.
They're very concerned, she's a country dog and doesn't have any real street smarts :(
Maybe she went to check-out Riot Fest...
Anyone seen her around?

  • Ev

    Check the facebook page: Lost Dogs Ilinois. People posting lost and found pups there. I don't have the time right now to check but if I remember right there was a black Chihuahua posted as found there.

  • Ev

    I don't know when she went missing or what she looks like but here is a link to a female Chihuahua that is at the shelter on Western: http://petharbor.com/pet.asp?uaid=CHGO.A117314

  • LCK

    A lovely neighbor picked her up and put up found dog posters-- awesome

5 days ago

Updated 9 hours ago

Mechanic in Logan Square/Avondale

Hello all,

My car('03 Buick Park Ave) needs some work done on the front alignment, can anyone suggest a mechanic in the LS/Avondale area that they trust/has a history of good and reasonable work?

Much appreciated!

3 days ago

Updated 10 hours ago

Free Dog vaccination event?

Does anyone know about a free dogs vaccination event? I know they had one last year. They gave free shots, leashes, dog bowls and micro chip. It was by the park by Armatige near Pulaski.

10 hours ago

Found Bike Lock

I found a bike lock in middle of Kimball right before Fullerton. Contact me if you think may be your lock.

34 hours ago

Updated 11 hours ago

2 shot in Humboldt Park neighborhood

http://voices.suntimes.com/news/breaking-news/2-shot-in-humboldt-park-neighborhood/

September 13, 2014

A teenage boy and a man were both shot Saturday evening in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side.

The 17-year-old boy and the man, 20, were both shot in the leg about 7:45 p.m. in the

1700 block of North Kimball, police News Affairs Officer Bari Lemmon said.
They were both taken to Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center, where both of their conditions had stabilized, Lemmon said.

  • RAKARWOWSKI RETIRED CITY WORKER, CLEANING UP HUMBOLDT PARK

    The two that were shot are gang bangers, I can't wait till the last of them move out and HP will not have to be connected to violence like this any more! We all must keep working to clean up HP together and get the criminals out.

  • Is there a reason that there has been increased activity at Kimball and Wabansia? I was hoping the fights and the shooting last month were isolated incidents, but it appears to be continuing and all incidents have been between 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm when people are out and walking around.

    Thankfully the lights did come back on last Monday, and we were surprised that nothing like this happened while the streets were dark.

11 hours ago

Open slots available for enrollment @ Goethe Elementary School

Hey all -

Goethe Elementary School is finding under-enrollment and will lose 10's of thousands of dollars if they don't meet requirements by midnight tonight! Please spread the word! Thanks in advance!

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20140914/logan-square/goethe-elementary-seeks-students-as-enrollment-deadline-looms!

2 days ago

Updated 12 hours ago

Red Miyata Bike Stolen from Wrightwood/Spaulding area

We unfortunately/absentmindedly left our garage door open for a couple hours this afternoon and my bike was stolen. :(

The bike is a red '80s Miyata road bike with white origin-8 saddle and white tape on bullhorn handlebars. The bike is on the smaller side -- can't remember exact dimensions.

I'll be searching CL, but please let me know if you see it around. Thank you!

  • We lost a fuchsia colored mountain bike the same way a month or so ago in the same area.

  • aya

    Thanks David! I will do so! Smiley, I'm sorry you lost your bike, too. Such a bummer.

28 hours ago

Updated 13 hours ago

Help Goethe School

  • Lets Torres 45 year native Chicago Logan Square Wicker Park

    Goethe is a good school both of my children graduated from this school .

  • D.A.B. born and raised in Chicago

    I graduated from Goethe class of '88 , and it was a good school !!! Im sure it still is !

13 hours ago

You have 25 new neighbors in your followed places, including…

2 days ago

Updated 13 hours ago

New Park / Dog Friendly Area construction W Logan Blvd @ Artesian

Building Permit issued for Chicago Park District to start construction of new park with dog friendly area on south side of W Logan Blvd next to west side of Kennedy Expressway at Artesian. Logan Boulevard Skate Park is on north side of Logan Blvd from location of new dog park.
http://www.placemakingchicago.com/places/logan-boulevard-skate-park.asp
copied from EveryBlock "Permits":
Issue date September 11, 2014
Estimated value $50,000
Application number 100559421
Work type New construction
A project to build a new structure from the ground up.
Description NEW PARK WITH DOG FRIENDLY AREA, SEATING CONCRETE AND ASPHALT PAVING PER PLAN

28 hours ago

Updated 13 hours ago

Local Theater In Need of Folding Tables

I am a props designer for a theater company working out of the Flat Iron Arts Building and we are in need of three matching wood tabletop - can be laminate - folding tables that you would use for partys, events, etc. They are kinda banquet hall tables. We would love for them to be about 6'-0"L x 30"W x 29"H

http://www.uline.com/Product/Detail/H-2231/Folding-Tables-and-Chairs/60-x-30-Rectangle-Laminate-Folding-Table?pricode=WY615&gadtype=pla&id=73106482762&gclid=COT8-Nrb4cACFUs1aQodBgIACQ&gclsrc=aw.ds

Please let me know ASAP if you, anyone you know, or any organization you know, might be able to help us out. We are more than willing to return after our production ends on October 26th.

Thank you in advance!

Angie

  • pretty sure Atheneaum Theatre Building has a stash in various lengths in storage. They're nice guys, ask them.

20 hours ago

wHasty posted 1 photo to Flickr:

Aug 24

Updated 20 hours ago

How to avoid parking my car on a street cleaning day while I'm on vacay?

I wonder if you guys have a solution to this. I park my car on the streets in Logan Square where no permit is needed. I'll be going out of town for ten days and am afraid that during one of those days they may put up "no parking" signs for cars to be moved during street cleaning days. I don't want my car towed while I'm out of town and unable to move my car.

You might suggest that I have a friend move it but I just moved here and don't know many people yet who would be willing to do that for me. So I need a different solution.

Does anyone have thoughts on this?

  • My office has parking for $2 per day. It's not in the neighborhood but is not to far from the Blue Line.

  • WindyCityJones Actor, landlord, proud Chicagoan!

    I've read that if there's a street cleaning while you're on vacation you can show your flight itinerary and contest it. The whole "must move your car every seven days" is crazy but luckily not enforced in my neighborhood. There are lots of weeks that go by where I don't drive my car. That's why we have public transit. ;)

4 days ago

Updated 27 hours ago

Logan Square workouts?

I'v recently seen people working out in a group, with equipment, on the boulevard. I also saw a couple working with a trainer another night while I was walking home on the boulevard. Are there any groups available to join like this?

I'm currently looking to sign up at a new gym but I do better with classes and guided workouts. I'm willing to pay but I'm looking for something that's finically friendly and local if anyone has any suggestions. Thanks!

  • I work for GhFitlab at 1730 N Western. If you're looking for personal training, please check us out. We offer everyone a free first session, but if you email me, I can sweeten the deal for you. Prices start at about 80 per session with a monthly package.

  • I run in Palmer Square and see someone training people in the park there, too. Would love to find a group trainer as well. Just started working from home full time, which means I left my awesome trainer in the burbs who was just $55 per session. ...

27 hours ago

2 days ago

Updated 29 hours ago

Shoe dyer?

Does anyone know a shoe shop that will dye shoes a different color? I bought these boots online thinking that they are a deep purple but after I received them I realized that they're brown. I tried to find shoes like this in deep purple and they don't exist. Someone told me that certain shoe stores will dye shoes different colors. I'm going to call around but if anyone has a good recommendation please let me know

  • Project North Lawndale Why are the W.Side Alderman Paid for NOTHING?

    Hi Jen.. Yes they are being dyed.. they cost to much to return.. they came and were a lighter Tan.. I'm having them dyed a darker brown..

  • Jen

    Awesome! Thanks everyone

2 days ago

Updated 29 hours ago

The truth behind animal shelters and how you can help!

Informative documentary on the No Kill Revolution and what really happens in a Animal Shelters around the country- Thursday at 7pm. Tickets are only $5. A must see for animal advocates in Chicago who want to help be the voice for helpless animals.

https://m.facebook.com/nathanwinograd/photos/a.159167054107547.34833.159092957448290/841599772530935/?type=1

  • Canyon west bucktown resident (west of western, east o...

    Agreed!

  • Veronika Fashion Designer,Gallery Owner,Web Designer, Muse

    Thanks for posting this!

3 days ago

Updated 33 hours ago

What You Should Do After a Day at Riot Fest

...of the closest bars to Riot Fest. You can make a beeline for the bar, 3018 W. North Ave. after each night's headliners, but don't worry — it's open until 2 a...

This article has 6 other Chicago locations (Show)

Near the main entrance at Division and California, Bullhead Cantina, 1143 N. California Ave., is serving up drafts, Micheladas and nachos, all for $4 each. The bar will be definitely be open until 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday. On Sunday, it'll be open until at least midnight.

It's a little bit of a walk from the festival grounds, but Lockdown Bar & Grill, 1024 N. Western Ave., serves up some of the best burgers in town and promises to be open late.

Oh, and the longtime dive bar California Clipper, 1002 N. California Ave., recently reopened after a renovation spurred by its new owner Brendan Sodikoff. It'll be open until 2 a.m. Friday and Sunday and 3 a.m. Saturday.

...official Riot Fest post hang location. This is true of both the Wicker Park bar, 1366 N. Milwaukee Ave., and the Logan Square location, 2363 N. Milwaukee Ave., which opened this summer. The bars...

...of both the Wicker Park bar, 1366 N. Milwaukee Ave., and the Logan Square location, 2363 N. Milwaukee Ave., which opened this summer. The bars don't have anything Riot Fest-related planned, but...

...you can also eat pizza with Macaulay Culkin. On Friday after Riot Fest, East Room, 2828 W. Medill Ave. in Logan Square, will have a pizza party. The party is being hosted by Pizza...

  • Hopefully everyone within walking distance got a bump in business.

  • Yes, there is a reason! Riotfest closes at 10, with most people requiring significant time to exit, choose a destination, and transport themselves.

    There are few restaurants "on the way" that are open late, but the bars are.

    If you have the time to research, or have knowledge about what...

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    Yes, there is a reason! Riotfest closes at 10, with most people requiring significant time to exit, choose a destination, and transport themselves.

    There are few restaurants "on the way" that are open late, but the bars are.

    If you have the time to research, or have knowledge about what is open for food/drinks after 11PM nearby, why don't you share it with the list instead of asking questions with bated breath?

    Too bad that Division St. Bar & Grill is closed. That was a fun place to hang out and the owners and staff were really nice to everyone.

3 days ago

Updated 33 hours ago

Looking for an Au Pair?

Hello Everyblockers!

Our Japanese exchange daughter from a high school program several years ago is now an Au Pair looking for a host family here in Chicago. If we did not already have an Au Pair we would jump at the chance to welcome Miyuki back into our home. She's been here only two days and our daughter and she get along like sisters!

Miyuki is visiting with us for the next two weeks which presents a rare opportunity for...

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Hello Everyblockers!

Our Japanese exchange daughter from a high school program several years ago is now an Au Pair looking for a host family here in Chicago. If we did not already have an Au Pair we would jump at the chance to welcome Miyuki back into our home. She's been here only two days and our daughter and she get along like sisters!

Miyuki is visiting with us for the next two weeks which presents a rare opportunity for potential host families to meet an interview in person rather than phone or Skype. Miyuki is sponsored by Au Pair International where you can view her profile: http://www.aupairint.com/au-pairs-available-now/short-termimmediate-start/1995-miyuki-t.html

Of course we'd be happy to provide her a stellar reference, so feel free to reach out if you'd like to chat!

  • hayek, would love to talk to you about the Au Pair program. Can I message you?

  • Hayek Not FDIC Insured | May lose value

    Of course! There should be an email icon in the lower right area of my post as long as you are logged in. Let me know if you don't see it?

  • Hayek Not FDIC Insured | May lose value

    One person reached out by email and was curios on how the whole Au Pair thing worked, Figuring others might have similar questions I though I would post my response here, below:

    In the US, basically the Au Pair program is done through a combination of the government and an...

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    One person reached out by email and was curios on how the whole Au Pair thing worked, Figuring others might have similar questions I though I would post my response here, below:

    In the US, basically the Au Pair program is done through a combination of the government and an agency who sponsors them. We have placed both of our Au Pairs through AuPairCare and we've been happy with them. Miyuki is through Au Pair International. Both seem like good programs.

    In a nutshell the Au Pair program is sorta like an exchange student program where you take a young adult from another country into your family. They can work up to 45 hours a week on child-related tasks only (i.e. they aren’t going to cook or clean for you, just for the children). If you like travel and like experiencing other cultures while sharing your own you'll probably love having an Au Pair, as we have.

    Cost wise it is not necessarily cheaper than some alternatives but it does provide awesome flexibility and convenience because the caregiver lives right down hall. You pay somewhere around $6500 up front to the agency which covers travel, training, visas, etc. Then its $200 a week directly to the Au Pair. Big bite up front then its easyier on the pocketbook the rest of the year. Some agencies will help to spread it out though if you want o,

    When the time comes to start looking for an Au Pair, let me know. Sometimes our agency runs a referral program where we both get a little break on our costs.

34 hours ago

Updated 34 hours ago

Lost Chickens?

There are a couple of chickens running around on the 3700 block of Dickens.

2 days ago

Updated 35 hours ago

Found Cat. Black/Gray Tabby? With green collar

We found a black/gray cat that followed us into our apartment. It is wearing a green flee collar. If this is your cat please contact me ASAP. I am really allergic and the cat does not seem to enjoy our dog. We will be taking it to treehouse this afternoon unless we can find another place for it to stay.

Thanks

224.645.9700
jfholzman@gmail.com

http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/laf/4666073343.html

  • After 2 days @ CCAC he will be dead. He is probably an outdoor kitty.

  • You can take him over to Logan Square A H and have them scan him for a chip. They are open on Sunday.

4 days ago

Updated 35 hours ago

Custom lighting designer in Humboldt Park?

Does anyone know the name of the person--I believe in Humboldt Park--who creates light fixtures? I can't seem to find his info in my feed, but I recall a reference to his work. Thanks much!

2 days ago

Updated 37 hours ago

Small kitchen and small bathroom remodel

Could anyone recommend a good, affordable and reliable remodeler. We have the plans and we are on a tight budget.
Thanks in advance for any recommendations.

  • 4ever Remodeling did work for me and they were very reasonable.

  • Vince L Logan Square/Chicago Realtor & Appraiser

    RZ Services, call Stan (773) 716-6429

  • I got Triangle Remodeling and Construction off Everyblock and Szczepan (Steven) Golaszewski is THE BEST this 1906 house has ever seen!!!!
    He put in windows, framed, drywalled, ceiling of the damage I have upstairs and the price was amazing.
    (773) 744-9130/email trchvac@yahoo.com He works best with texting; if you call and get 'mail box not set up or something like that, he will call back your number.
    I hope that I can hire him in the future (and forever..)

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Free Blow Dry on Monday!

Looking for 2 blow dry models on Monday at 12 and 1:30pm.
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Sep 08

Updated 2 days ago

RiotFest

Humbolt residents, this is my first Riot Fest. I live on Kedzie across from the park and park on the street. How bad will it be this weekend for me?

  • Hpsince1970 Born and raised in Beautiful HP

    Humboldtwriter
    U r funny. I like that.
    The reason we should all worry about a van parked and someone camping there is because we don't know who that is or what r they doing here. Residents with kids need to know. And also have u seen all the garbage this person has tossed out. Maybe he should move his van closer to crystal ave. There is always law enforcement giving tickets to cars on that street.

  • Azra Owner/primary care providor at West Town Daycare

    If you're directly in front of the fest try to get free tickets!!!Go to willcall and show your ID. Even if you're not into the music, walk around and check out the food/art/posters they have. I'm on Sacramento and the last two years it was literally in my front yard....

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    If you're directly in front of the fest try to get free tickets!!!Go to willcall and show your ID. Even if you're not into the music, walk around and check out the food/art/posters they have. I'm on Sacramento and the last two years it was literally in my front yard. Parking was nonexistent. I run my daycare from my home, traffic was so bad parents couldn't even get to my house to pick up their kids. It's loud and the traffic sucks but all in the name of fun. The park is HUGE, great location for something like this. Riot fest is great for the neighborhood. Just like any fest that brings people together for some fun but unfortunately not all fests clean up after themselves quite like riot does.

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