20 hours ago

Updated 19 min ago

Looking for foster home for kittens

I have 3 friendly kittens in my yard. Looking for someone to house them and socialize them while we look for a home for them. I'm full up on cats already or I would take them in. They appear to be about 3 months old. They are very playful and seem healthy.

4 hours ago

Updated 31 min ago

1700 Block of Drake

My Husband, Daughter and I took a walk the other day and found a house we would like to purchase on the 1700 block of Drake, about 6 blocks form our current home on the North side of Armitage. Please let me know what your thoughts are in that particular block and the area in general. I have lived in Logan, Armitage/Kedzie area since 2000 but, before making a purchase, we would like to hear more about the general feeling of the area, especially now that we have a young child. Thanks in advance for anything that you might have to offer, I appreciate it!

  • Simons Park to the South with the Bloomingdale Trail/606 to the North and I believe there to be space for new builds right on the Trail. Its an ideal spot. You also have an Elementary School just west.

    Great Location. The area seems to weathered the downturn well and crime on that particular block is light if nonexistent.

    http://spotcrime.com/il/chicago/humboldt+park#1700%20North%20Drake%20Chicago

  • You can also check out CPD's crime stats too. Just google Chicago Police Department Clearmap. It's an interactive map and you can pick what you want to see.

5 days ago

Updated 55 min ago

New California stop is really pretty, gotta say

There was a crowd of reporters and guys in suits this morning getting on the revamped calf. blue line stop. not that many getting on, so i had time to snap a few pix. they did a gorgeous job stripping and restoring the old doors and it really looks great...

  • Most of the other stations that have them though are fronting more major streets than California, which is relatively easy to cross - especially now that they've installed the mid-block crossing. At both Damen and Western there is a major road that the second stairwells bypass. The subway and interstate...

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    Most of the other stations that have them though are fronting more major streets than California, which is relatively easy to cross - especially now that they've installed the mid-block crossing. At both Damen and Western there is a major road that the second stairwells bypass. The subway and interstate stations are whole other animals that can't really be viewed as the same category as these legacy stations.

    Obviously in an ideal world you'd have it. Given the financial and space restrictions that everyone has mentioned though, it seems to make sense to just have the one...at least in my mind.

  • no elevator service

1 hour ago

Fresh MarketPlace Set to Open Nov. 1 on Logan Square Border

Paul and Peter Marinis have worked for more than 1½ years to open Fresh MarketPlace in the former Danny’s Fresh Market, 2134 N. Western Ave. In addition to running their first grocery store in Belmont Cragin, the two said they’ve invested more than $2 million in the Logan Square grocery.

22 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Garage Sale Questions

Hi all.

Has anyone had a garage sale recently? I heard that posting signs anywhere except on your own property is a no-no and that you need to have a permit. Is this correct?

Suz

  • HM1

    I've had an officer stop by to check for our permit. We actually didn't have one because we didn't know we needed one, but she gave us a pass as long as there were no complaints. I'd get one just to be safe in the future.

  • RaleighsMa Not fauxraged.

    My then-neighbors actually had theirs checked this year or last, I can't remember which. They have them alot. It only took them a few minutes to walk over to the alderman's office to get the permit. Although, I do remember them telling me after the first time how surprised they...

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    My then-neighbors actually had theirs checked this year or last, I can't remember which. They have them alot. It only took them a few minutes to walk over to the alderman's office to get the permit. Although, I do remember them telling me after the first time how surprised they were at how rude the staff was there. The staff made a point of indicating the person that would check for it and the guy said something kind of rude/threatening to them -- as threatening as garage sale permits can get, I suppose. But, that's Rey Colon's office. Hopefully, you don't have to deal with them.

4 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Dog found

M:y husband found this dog this morning. He doesn't have a collar and is not neutered. He's safe now in our yard, but we will need to call Animal Control later this afternoon as we have two dogs of our own that are rather territorial. Please message me if this is your pup!

23 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Homeless building camp in empty lot

Two homeless men have built a small shanty town in an empty lot nearby. What is the most reasonable course of action? I'm not looking to be an inhuman jerk but it's also not a great thing for the neighborhood.

  • ch1cag0rob 10+ year Logan Square resident.

    First off, the cops already probably know these guys. These homeless are not first-timers. And the cops are required to connect them with social services. So there's that. And this is not to mention that numerous laws are being broken, which should not be ignored simply because these guys smell...

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    First off, the cops already probably know these guys. These homeless are not first-timers. And the cops are required to connect them with social services. So there's that. And this is not to mention that numerous laws are being broken, which should not be ignored simply because these guys smell bad.

    Tim, I'm sorry you're shocked. If you've never worked in a mental hospital or with the homeless directly, then you don't know how hard it is to get them to comply with actions that are truly in their best interests. You cannot force a schizophrenic to take his pills after he's left the hospital, nor a drunk to stay dry. And very often these people need to hit rock $&*@ing bottom before they'll get help. And some of them never will. They'll die like this.

    My attitude is that we shouldn't just leave them to die in their cardboard houses. We should not give up on them. We should keep trying to connect them back to the services that they need, even if that means calling the cops on them. Passively accepting these people as "Part of the neighborhood" is a bad idea.

    And yes, I'm aware of the massive cuts to the mental health industry. But it doesn't mean that there still aren't plenty of services out there for people who are ready to help themselves out. The ones who don't want to help themselves are the ones that sleep in empty lots. Those people need the stick, not the carrot.

  • Second cops. Also find out the owner of the property and notify that person. They are responsible for securing the lot.

5 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

El Stops with Only One Exit?

Recent renovations to the California blue line stop have made it painfully clear that the CTA never intended to improve the actual functionality of the station. While thinking about the potential hazard of having only one conduit from the ground to each platform (a possible choke point, and the danger of having to cross California with no crosswalk), I got to thinking: how many El stops are there out there that have only one entrance / exit to each platform?...

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Recent renovations to the California blue line stop have made it painfully clear that the CTA never intended to improve the actual functionality of the station. While thinking about the potential hazard of having only one conduit from the ground to each platform (a possible choke point, and the danger of having to cross California with no crosswalk), I got to thinking: how many El stops are there out there that have only one entrance / exit to each platform? I cannot think of another north side blue line stop that does, but maybe my memory isn't so good. Are there red line stops with only one entrance / exit?

If any of us want to petition the CTA about this at some point in future, it'd be useful to recognize how rare this phenomena is.

3 days ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Mcdonalds 2707 N Milwaukee

I don't understand why ever time this Mcdonalds has a promotional event for kids, the signs are only in Spanish. Do they not want any English speaking kids at these events? This is an ongoing thing for this Mcdonalds and I find it very insulting.
Does anyone else think this is wrong??

  • Good discussions. The initial poster never responded if any insight was achieved by this. Now we're touching on Hitler so I will leave it alone.

  • Carter O'Brien lager beer rioter

    I'm not seeing how Robin's experience equates to Godwin's Law. This came to mind:

    http://econlog.econlib.org/archives/2013/09/hendersons_godw.html

    "When people in a political discussion want to put down other people who even mention Hitler, they will invoke Godwin's Law even if the person compared no one to Nazis or Hitler."

    That said, I could care less how McDonald's advertises as far as language. If anything, most people's distaste comes from how they target children with their happy meal toys. It's the Espanol-speakers that ought to be offended here, if anyone.

20 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Mozzarella sticks??

been dying for some crispy, gooey mozzarella sticks in Logan square. Any suggestions?? Those soggy balls at boiler room don't count, and I haven't seen them on any menus nearby- I gotta be missing something!

  • TB in the HP You just gotta keep on livin'. L I V I N

    Roots! Go to Roots. You will not be disappointed.

  • How no one has mentioned Leonas is beyond me. Largest sticks on the planet. Sooooo good! :)

16 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Lock you tires!

I recently had my spare tire stolen off my Jeep Wrangler. I did not have it locked as I bought it new and didn't think twice of it. This was me not thinking. I replaced my spare and bought locks and a tire cover. I have found my cover pulled back twice already when going back to it in am. Neighbors be aware.

  • You might also want to consider a catalytic converter lock as Jeeps are favored among thieves due to the ease of access. Trust me, I know and a $2,000 repair bill is sure fire way to ruin your day.

  • If you have a Wrangler, it is easy to get into the hood also. I got a lock installed on mine that uses the ignition key to open it. There were several times that I found the hood latches undone on mine, but they couldn't get in. Just a thought.

  • My husband's was stolen yesterday off his jeep liberty. His was locked and had a cover on it.

27 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Wisconsin Day trip from Chicago - Fall Foliage

Hi, I'm looking for a destination in the south part of WI that would be great for a fall foliage day trip. I'm looking for some good walking/hiking trails, beautiful scenery.

Thanks

4 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Lost Keys (Wicker Park/Bucktown)

I seem to have lost my keys sometime between Thursday eve and Saturday. There are 4(?) keys on the ring - a Saab remote key, 2 bike lock keys and a locker key. Most likely lost in the Wicker Park/Bucktown area - maybe near Erhler or Holstein Parks.

Thanks.

3 hours ago

Covered Parking near Palmer Square/LS el stop?

I was wondering if any of you know of or have a garage spot available for rent that's located near Palmer Square, the Logan Square el stop or anything in between?

I'm looking to start renting the spot beginning mid Nov or Dec 1, ideally on a month to month basis, and I'll likely keep it through March or April.

Thanks!

6 days ago

Updated 3 hours ago

LOST GRAY CAT

We haven't seen our gray cat since around noon on Saturday October 5th. He is all gray except for 2-3 small patches of white on his chest. He is VERY friendly and vocal. He also has allergies and without medicine his left eye will be watery.

He is very loved and we would be heart broken if we lose him.

No collar but he is chipped.
Any help would be great appreciated. Phone number is 708-908-0055 call or text any time of day.

2 days ago

Updated 5 hours ago

A neighborly opinion

Just wanted to see if those of you with experience dealing with neighbor/pet issues can offer some advice. My downstairs neighbors are young guys who moved in earlier this year. They have a cat and said that they are now letting their cat (who was never an outdoor cat before) go outside by himself. While I personally don't agree with keeping cats outdoors in the city and would never let my own kitty out, it's not my cat and therefore...

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Just wanted to see if those of you with experience dealing with neighbor/pet issues can offer some advice. My downstairs neighbors are young guys who moved in earlier this year. They have a cat and said that they are now letting their cat (who was never an outdoor cat before) go outside by himself. While I personally don't agree with keeping cats outdoors in the city and would never let my own kitty out, it's not my cat and therefore not really my choice.

The issue I'm having is that this cat seems to not be too content about its new situation, especially with the weather being what it is, and slips into the building every chance he gets. He's spent several nights in another neighbor's apartment who felt bad for him and I have let him briefly into mine (after he followed me inside). He and my kitty didn't get along so out he went.
This morning he was meowing outside my door in the back stairway (probably got in while I was going in and out doing laundry yesterday).

So I guess I'm not sure which side of the intervention line this falls. Do I secretly find this cat a nice home with more doting owners, do I ignore the situation? Just want to get some objective opinions :)

  • I just like this the best: I thank the world for people like me who step up and DO something. Must feel amazing to pat yourself on the back so much??

  • Tom G Living in Avondale since 1994

    Aw, BrightnShiny, no bashing intended. Obviously you're not the person I thought I was responding to, although I did try to keep it light. I've cared for strays myself, so I give you a big cheer for what you've done. Indoor-outdoor cats are a part of city life and probably...

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    Aw, BrightnShiny, no bashing intended. Obviously you're not the person I thought I was responding to, although I did try to keep it light. I've cared for strays myself, so I give you a big cheer for what you've done. Indoor-outdoor cats are a part of city life and probably always will be, and I'm not a moral absolutist about that. The only ones who really bug me, and Julia mentioned them in her original post, are people who push house-bred cats outside unprepared or just abandon them. Hate to see the scared kitties begging for a home.

5 hours ago

Gunshots or Fireworks - Damen/St. Paul?

Did anyone else hear what sounded like gunshots at 3:00am this morning (10/21) around Damen/St.Paul? I heard about 5-6 loud pops. Could have been fireworks as well. Just curious.

6 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Kids selling Tribune subscriptions

Does anyone else have kids coming to their house every other week trying to sell subscriptions to the Chicago Tribune? It's almost always after 7 o'clock at night and always the same thing: it's for school and when you tell them you don't want the subscription they ask for a donation. Does anyone give money to people at their door? Kind of annoyed by it.

  • I've given money before (yeah, guilt), but haven't seen anyone lately. Perhaps my "No Soliciting" sign has had some impact.

6 hours ago

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43 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Strange aircraft

Did anyone see a strange aircraft with two blue circles flying around 745 over bucktown area? Was flying low and accompanied by another aircraft. Shook my house as I saw it fly by.

  • Osprey flew over Sacramento and Logan today around 6-6:15 PM. Couldn't believe how loud it was. I thought you weren't supposed to hear those black helicopters until it was too late. ;)

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

    A friend of mine likes to remind me that Black Helicopters now come in all colors.

9 hours ago

13 hours ago

mr._martini posted 1 photo to Flickr:

46 hours ago

Updated 16 hours ago

help! confused by wards and need to early vote.

i moved here six months ago and it took two tries but allegedly i am registered to vote here now (thought the voters card they said was coming to me weeks ago never arrived) i do come up at my address as registered to vote though...i'm at the s/w corner of armitage and california....however the voter registration person with the city said i was ward 1 on the phone, but when i look it up on the city website by...

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i moved here six months ago and it took two tries but allegedly i am registered to vote here now (thought the voters card they said was coming to me weeks ago never arrived) i do come up at my address as registered to vote though...i'm at the s/w corner of armitage and california....however the voter registration person with the city said i was ward 1 on the phone, but when i look it up on the city website by address it says ward 35. i looked at the ward 1 and 35 maps and calf/armitage doesn't seem to be on either -- though its hard to tell some of the wards are shaped like a donut or a broken puzzle piece! i have a rare day off for a drs appointment and will be out of town on the 4th so really need to vote tomorrow but don't know where to go.

  • thanks, josh, it's the city clerk's "find your ward and alderman"page that tells me i'm in 35 so not all is updated yet. i guess,

    the site you sent shows me in 1st ward, but i'll just go to the closest place tomorrow and hope it goes smoothly.

  • voted with no problem at humbolt library. wow -- have never seen so many judge retentions on a ballot. glad i printed out my cheat sheet. took a while as machines were a little balky. there were only a few people early voting today. :{

16 hours ago

Come join us for Unity Park's PUMPKINFEST this Saturday!

Unity Park Advisory Council (UPAC) invites you to our annual Fall classic!:

PUMPKINFEST
Saturday, October 25th
10AM - 2PM
Unity Park, 2636 N Kimball
FREE - GRATIS - DARMOWY

Featuring:
800+ Pumpkin Patch ( while supplies last )
Pumpkin Decorating
Face Painting
Costume Parade at Noon (NOTE: All activities will stop 11:45-12:15 so kids can participate!)
Fresh Popcorn
Hot Cider
Goodies Bag
Music by DJ Rebel X & More!

Tickets for UPAC's annual fundraiser, Party for the Park, will be...

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Unity Park Advisory Council (UPAC) invites you to our annual Fall classic!:

PUMPKINFEST
Saturday, October 25th
10AM - 2PM
Unity Park, 2636 N Kimball
FREE - GRATIS - DARMOWY

Featuring:
800+ Pumpkin Patch ( while supplies last )
Pumpkin Decorating
Face Painting
Costume Parade at Noon (NOTE: All activities will stop 11:45-12:15 so kids can participate!)
Fresh Popcorn
Hot Cider
Goodies Bag
Music by DJ Rebel X & More!

Tickets for UPAC's annual fundraiser, Party for the Park, will be on sale at Pumpkinfest. Party for the Park will be held on Thursday, Dec. 4th, 6-10pm at Weegee's, 3659 W Armitage. $20 Ticket includes food, 1 drink ticket, 1 raffle ticket. Tickets can also be purchased online at: www.unityparkchicago.org

2014 Pumpkinfest Sponsors:

Unity Park Advisory Council
Alderman Rey Colon
Will Guzzardi
Friends of Robert Castillo
Haas Park Advisory Council *
Chicago Park District

For more info, visit UPAC on:

The Web: www.unityparkchicago.org
Facebook: UnityParkAC
Twitter: @UnityParkLS

* Haas Park Advisory Council is organizing a contingent from Haas Park to Unity Park to participate in Pumpkinfest. Please contact HPAC at haaspark.org for more info.

42 hours ago

Updated 19 hours ago

Body found in Logan

Was there a body found on Central Park and Belden today? I heard about it but cannot find news about it on line.

  • I'm so sorry, you're right. My friend knows this family, I should have correlated the addresses. Too much violence, too close to home. Too many kids and too many guns.

  • MakeChicagoSafe Please keep our Chicago Safe

    From a homeowner in the area.

21 hours ago

Sep 01

Updated 22 hours ago

Deck construction folks?

Hi all. I'm looking to re-do my backyard deck and was wondering if anyone had some good folks they could point me towards? Yelp seems less than helpful and Angie's List is largely bought and paid for. Many thanks in advance.

  • If you need just 'shoring up' until the spring, I have an excellent workman neighbor who may be able to help in that aspect until you can have what you need done. (He is presently doing an amazing metal 2 story back porch, replacing a wood one)
    (Workman can just be the most frustrating thing....)

  • Thanks, Kittyhop. Yes, I think it needs to be completely torn down and rebuilt, I think we'll just try again in the spring.

25 hours ago

Construction Dust Can Be More Than A Nuisance. It Can Be Dangerous

...General Contractor. He never came by. I contacted the 1st Ward Alderman's Office at 2058 N. Western Avenue multiple times via phone and email. Although they said it sounded like what the masons...

6 days ago

Updated 26 hours ago

New development at Shakespeare and Campbell?

Saw a posting on 2 houses a few weeks ago--maybe regarding a change to zoning--does anyone know anything about it? I think it's proposed to be a multi-unit building. I've searched online but can't find anything more.

5 days ago

Updated 27 hours ago

Cat Food Donation (opened bag, unused portion)?

Any local rescue or similar that accept dry cat food donations (*opened bags*). I've gone through a few partial bags of food while switching my cat to something new. Rather than throw out perfectly good cat food, I'd like to at least try and donate.

One container is a mix of 3 flavors of Nature's Variety Instinct Grain Free (Duck, Rabbit, Chicken). Maybe 2 or 3 lbs worth. And the other is a 5 lbs. or so bag of the same brand, salmon flavor. None of them sat well with my cat for whatever reason.

27 hours ago

Five Unique Ways to Celebrate Halloween

...gore. SPOOKY BOOBS performs Oct. 31 at 11:59 p.m. at Gorilla Tango Bucktown (1919 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago IL 60647). Tickets are $28; 18 and over only. Advance purchase highly recommended at...

2 days ago

Updated 28 hours ago

Alert! Spotted a coyote at Talman and George

Please be careful out there! Just a few minutes ago, hubby and I are driving south on Talman we spotted a coyote standing in the middle of the road, then it moved onto the sidewalk heading north on Talman. We are new to the area and had no idea they are in this area, especially the streets of Chicago. Is this a common occurrence?

4 days ago

Updated 28 hours ago

Greetings! Where can I find them?

Dear Neighbors,
Any little shops in Logan Square offer non-commercial/handmade/original (you get the picture) greeting/birthday cards? I would need to buy today, post today.
Cheers,
K.

  • KT

    So glad the art of letter writing isn't completely dead. Nothing is better than getting something in the mail like a note from a friend. Thought it was just me. Good job letter writer! :)

  • Hooray! Thanks. Yes, I find it incredibly satisfying to sit down with "quill" and drop a few lines. Just think, with the amount of time many of us spend on idiot Facebook (guilty as charged), we could probably craft a few letters to a few people who could really use the pleasant surprise in their mailbox.

5 days ago

Updated 28 hours ago

Thinking about moving to California & Rockwell

Hello, I recently sold my place and was looking toward the California & Rockwell area. Not to familiar with the area, like how there is some cool restaurants a few blocks away. Always hear on the news about crime and gang activity in Logan square. Is this a good area to move?

thanks for the help!

  • G

    TOO many hippies, i mean hipsters.

  • I live just north of Diversey and West of California, great residential neighborhood, low crime, my nephew was a Chicago Police Officer in this district and told me our area is one of the safest in the district. Friendly people, well kept homes, prices have gone up, still some bargains...

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    I live just north of Diversey and West of California, great residential neighborhood, low crime, my nephew was a Chicago Police Officer in this district and told me our area is one of the safest in the district. Friendly people, well kept homes, prices have gone up, still some bargains around. Your best bet is to go the locations you are interested in, go on different days, different times, drive & walk around the area, up & down the side streets & main streets, do this often and you will know where you feel like 'home'. I've lived here for many years, thru the ups & downs of the area. Transportation is great, walk to Blue Line, take it downtown, O'Hare & Midway, Kennedy Expressway is 2 blocks from me, shopping is great & many nearby restaurants, can't beat this location.

28 hours ago

Voting

Bucktown library is open for early voting. No lines at all.

4 days ago

Updated 29 hours ago

Ronny's Bar Project/Golden Teardrops Happening?

Anyone in the know know what happened or is going to happen with the Ronny's bar conversion that was planned by some of the Longman and Eagle/Parsons folks? They were going to totally rehab Ronny's bar. I see they initially applied for permits back in June and July...as referenced below...but there seems to have been no activity since. I'm curious if they're still going to move ahead. It would be nice to have that eyesore renovated.

VENTILATION REVIEW 2014-07-24 DENIED
STRUCTURAL REVIEW 2014-07-16 DENIED
ELECTRICAL REVIEW 2014-07-09 DENIED
FIRE PREVENTION REVIEW 2014-07-09 DENIED
PRELIMINARY INTAKE REVIEW 2014-06-03 APPROVED
ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW INCOMPLETE
MAYOR'S OFFICE/PEOPLE W/DISAB 2014-07-10 DENIED
REFRIGERATION REVIEW 2014-07-09 DENIED
LANDSCAPE REVIEW (ZONING) 2014-08-12 DENIED
PLUMBING REVIEW 2014-07-21 DENIED

  • KJ

    Way to shatter my dreams. :-(

  • Peter - thanks for the update!! along with my neighbors here, I'm very much looking forward to this! I thought I had read somewhere that the plans fell through, but I'm happy to hear the project is still underway. In the meantime - off to Longman we go.

30 hours ago

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2 days ago

Updated 30 hours ago

EDDIE IS LOST!

Lost in Chicago - Bucktown area (Cook County)
Eddie is LOST! PLEASE HELP! REWARD$$$
last seen on intersection of North ave and Leavitt -Bucktown. Eddie is very friendly boy - he is all tummy rubs and head butts.

Eddie was seen in the area of Ellen and Wolcot. does anyone live there? I need a yard I could place a camera in too see if he is coming around and at what time.

  • Great looking cat. I live nearby Will keep an eye out for him. He shouldn't have gone too far.

  • You might try to borrow a humane trap, Tree House on Ashland Ave. loans them out.

31 hours ago

Chicago cop's suicide tied to stress over lawsuit

Though he rarely spoke to family members about his work or its inherent stress, they were well aware that in 2010 Campbell fatally shot a man during an attempted arrest and was facing a lawsuit as a result.

This article has 1 other Chicago location (Show)

Campbell and other police officers were working a drug sting in the 5800 block of South Western Avenue in November 2010 when they reportedly observed a sale in a Nissan Maxima in a...

3 days ago

Updated 31 hours ago

7 AM Lawn Mowing - Very Loud

Is anybody else having consistent issues with a lawn moving company showing up at 7AM on weekends and mowing? These guys are using two standing mowers and a push mower at once plus leaf blowers. Needless to a say it is incredibly loud - so loud that it wakes us up three stories up across the street. Corner of Schubert and St. Louis.

  • You can call 911 and report a noise disturbance. Per the city they are not supposed to start that early. Don't bother with 311 for this.

  • David Lightman Part time head turner, full time jaw dropper

    you supposed to be up cookin breakfast in the mornin. it's like an alarm clock. wooo woooo!!!

37 hours ago

Oct 07

Updated 43 hours ago

Garage door installer

Any recommendations for company that installs garage doors?

  • I used an Angies List Deal for garage door *servicing* and had excellent results. In timeliness of scheduling and arrival, as well as the service. The company seems to do door service and installation. The service tech that came lives in the south Irving Park neighborhood and said the company...

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    I used an Angies List Deal for garage door *servicing* and had excellent results. In timeliness of scheduling and arrival, as well as the service. The company seems to do door service and installation. The service tech that came lives in the south Irving Park neighborhood and said the company was trying to expand in this area, and that he would get calls for the area. But I cannot speak for their installation service.

    Overhead Garage Door Inc
    Contact Information
    Kevin Kozak
    34691 N Wilson Rd
    Ingleside IL 60041 (Map it)
    (888) 459-3720
    (847) 546-6600
    (847) 201-8316 (fax)
    www.chicagolandgaragedoor.com

  • Lugo 30+years Logan-Hermosa

    @wl no worries.. I appreciate the info. Doesn't always work for everyone.

Mar 12

Updated 2 days ago

Comcast outage?

Anybody else in the 1700 block area of Kedzie have flashing lights on their modem? Started about 2:30 PM today,

  • Best Buy has modems you can buy to replace the rental for about $100 or less -- you'll earn it back in less than a year. And yes, use a different solution for wifi and phone -- better options are available.

  • Jim Mitchell 11-year Logan Square resident

    If you buy a modem, you will have to call Comcast to get it registered so that they recognize the device, but that's a minor inconvenience and takes five minutes.

6 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

... AND THE MOST RAT-INFESTED CITY IN THE U.S. IS (drum roll, please ...)

The complete list from Orkin:

1. Chicago
2. Los Angeles
3. Washington, D.C.-Hagerstown
4. New York
5. San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose
6. Seattle-Tacoma
7. Detroit
8. Cleveland-Akron-Canton
9. Baltimore
10. Miami-Fort Lauderdale
11. Dallas-Fort Worth
12. Denver
13. Houston
14. Atlanta
15. Boston-Manchester
16. Minneapolis-St. Paul
17. Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto
18. Syracuse
19. Indianapolis
20. Charlotte

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/local/wp/2014/10/13/rats-d-c-calls-pest-company-about-rodents-more-often-than-new-york/

  • It's weird, I saw rats in NYC when I lived there several times a day. In Philly, several times a week. In Chicago- I've seen maybe three in three years.
    I'm guessing after writing this, I will probably see them all the time.

  • It's not nice to talk about our Aldermen that way!

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Vintage Record Player Console Repair

Hi Neighbors! I inherited a vintage RCA Victor Console Record player from the mid 60s. Parts of it work, and parts don't. I don't know what I'm doing, but I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions of shops who might be able to take a look at this.

If anyone knows of a place that does house calls that would be great, because the entire unit is about 100lbs.

I did find an old thread on EveryBlock and some people recommended a few such as Deltronics, 20th Centruy and Mina's TV & Video, the last of which will come and pick up. Any other suggestions out there?

Thanks!

  • Anthony's Electronic Service on Irving Park and Broadway has fixed two turn tables for me. Just read the reviews.

  • Tanner at Uncharted books just had his console record player fixed. He said he knows a guy that fixes this type of record player. You might want to stop in there and ask him.

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