19 hours ago

Updated 34 min ago

Bogus parking ticket in Logan Square

I got a ticket in the mail yesterday for $100 claiming I was parked on a bus stop on California Ave and Logan. I never park there. I have a text message thread on my phone from that day where I was meeting a client several blocks away from there to pick up a key from her..like literally within minutes of supposedly getting this ticket. I remember that day and I had no reason to be or park on California....

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I got a ticket in the mail yesterday for $100 claiming I was parked on a bus stop on California Ave and Logan. I never park there. I have a text message thread on my phone from that day where I was meeting a client several blocks away from there to pick up a key from her..like literally within minutes of supposedly getting this ticket. I remember that day and I had no reason to be or park on California. There is no picture printed on the ticket or online that I can see and obviously I never got a hard copy on my windshield. I'm contesting..not sure if I'll get anywhere as the only proof I have is some text messages setting up to meet with my client at that time. I suppose she can vouch for me but not sure if that even has any weight. Anyone gotten a similar ticket lately? Just wondering if a cop is running around giving bogus tickets or if maybe my license plate number got transposed or something with the actual car at fault. Really frustrating!

  • C. M. D. Avondale Triangle resident

    I believe if you look up the ticket using the city's website, you can view photos that the LAZ employees have to take. Check the photos, print them out to show it's not your car, and contest IN PERSON at traffic court (there's a few locations, the one with free...

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    I believe if you look up the ticket using the city's website, you can view photos that the LAZ employees have to take. Check the photos, print them out to show it's not your car, and contest IN PERSON at traffic court (there's a few locations, the one with free parking and low wait times is between California and Western on Addison, next to Lane Tech.
    I had a similar ticket mistake. The photographed car was not mine (I brought my registration to prove that), the VIN did not match more one, and two numbers had been transposed on the plate. Took me about 15 minutes to contest it and have the judge rule in my favor.

  • kayandcharlie Monticello dweller

    many years ago I was living near wrightwood and Monticello. I received a bogus parking ticket indicating I was parked a block away in a no parking school zone. I went and contested. the officer didn't show so i didn't have to pay. I don't know if officers still need to appear at the hearing but at that time my feeling was the officer needed to meet a quota and somehow had my vehicle info. I say, if you can, contest it. good luck!

23 hours ago

Updated 34 min ago

Blue Can - Recycle Service

A quick neighborhood survey: How often does the blue cans get emptied in your neck of the woods?

As of late it's been erratic in my neighborhood--sometime up to takes 3 weeks to get collected. I call 311 and I am impressed that it gets picked up within a day or 2. Does anyone have insight why they don't come on a weekly basis? And how it can be set up to do so?

  • It is correct that they do not give you an exact day; though they are supposed to come every 2 weeks. Some of the routes have been contracted to private waste haulers (Waste Management) so it's not like garbage collection, which is all Dept.Streets&San. However, if the schedule isn't consistent...

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    It is correct that they do not give you an exact day; though they are supposed to come every 2 weeks. Some of the routes have been contracted to private waste haulers (Waste Management) so it's not like garbage collection, which is all Dept.Streets&San. However, if the schedule isn't consistent enough to keep up, do complain to the city. If people are recycling correctly, there should be just as much volume of recycling as there is garbage. If the blue carts are full, people default to using the garbage carts, which is a shame.

  • Note that the blue carts have to to placed in the alley. The recycling truck guy will not open your gate or go onto your property to fetch it, like the garbage collectors sometimes have to do.

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45 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Snow Removal Recommendations?

small lot...front/back and (I think it is called the 'gangway'?) down the side of the house to the alley. This past year made me reconsider getting a service!

  • many landscapers also do snow removal

  • C. M. D. Avondale Triangle resident

    Our lawn service does snow removal too. Very reliable company, reasonable prices, we've been customers for about 6 years. Dynamic Landscaping, 773-774-2447.

47 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Landscaper Recommendation

Hey all,

My landlord is looking for recommendations for someone who can come out and do simple yard work (mow the lawn, trim the hedges, etc). Anyone have any recommendations? Nothing too fancy, but must be able to bring their own equipment.

  • Megan60622 Humbolt Park Resident

    Try MT Lawncare - they're great !

  • C. M. D. Avondale Triangle resident

    We've used Dynamic Landscaping for years - very reliable, reasonable prices, they do yard maintenance, storm cleanup, gutter cleaning, etc. 773-774-2447

22 hours ago

Updated 8 hours ago

free: couple dozen vintage bricks

small pile of vintage bricks in the calf/armitage area. most are pieces but there are maybe a dozen or two whole vintage bricks if you have a project...PM me...free for the taking.

2 days ago

Updated 9 hours ago

Handyman needed for a small roofing job

We have been searching for a few weeks to find someone for a small roofing job - to seal around a few stack pipes, and cap one (2 story single family home). We were told that this job should take less than 30 minutes, but because it's the end of roofing season, everyone is busy and only taking big ticket jobs. The last guy to come out said to make it worth his time, it would be $600-700. Everyblock has given folks some great advice, so I thought I would give it a shot! Thank you in advance for any suggestions!

  • Gerry60647 Logan Square

    I am actually in search for the sane project on my roof and haven't had much luck.. If anything comes up I'll make sure to pass on the info.

  • Thanks so much, Gerry! I will do the same as well.

Jul 23

Updated 12 hours ago

Is that your dog?

We just saw a white with tan spots female chihuahua running loose around Central Park and Schubert. Wearing no collar or tags. She was timid but friendly and wouldn't let us get close enough to pick her up.
Just a heads up, hopefully she wasn't too far from home! :(

  • CC

    There is a sign in Palmer square for a do that fits that description.

  • Just saw a pup fitting this description on central park and Dickens

3 days ago

Updated 13 hours ago

Need to find a new home for my 2 cats

Hello,
So I need to find a new, loving home for my 2 cats. I have a newborn, a 3 yr old & just went back to work, keeping up with my fur babies is getting to be too much for me.

Monkey is a black, long haired boy. He's a sweetheart, loves to be loved. He is very lazy (but what cat isnt) and extremely friendly.
Buttons is a black/white short hair girl. She's also friendly and like to play.

I adopted them as kittens 5 yrs ago and would like to keep them together if possible.

Please email me if you're interested.

thanks

40 hours ago

Updated 14 hours ago

Lost dog found at Point / Francis

Hi I'm posting on behalf of a neighbor who found this cute pup. He has a collar but no tags. If he has gone missing from your home message me and I'll forward you the contact info of our concerned neighbor (she doesn't have EveryBlock)

Thanks!

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Updated 17 hours ago

Find a set of keys? My dad (visiting from Ohio) lost his somewhere...

Hey all, my dad is visiting this weekend from Ohio, and somehow lost his keys. My sister and I think they may be in or near Unity Park. He's staying on St. Louis. Let me know if you find a set of keys somewhere? Thank you!

  • Sorry, actually somewhere near Palmer Square Park, not Unity.

  • Liz

    Hi Martha, I saw that someone in Palmer park found keys. They wrote their number in chalk with a note. Good luck! Sorry I didn't take down the number!

18 hours ago

Ground Control Shoes innovating prosthetics and lives of amputees

Groundcontrolshoes.com we hope to make Chicago proud while we work towards funding our project

35 hours ago

Updated 18 hours ago

Gun shots

Did anyone hear shots around logan blvd or Milwaukee? I want to call the cop but I don't hv any info apart from the possible sound.

  • There were some fireworks being shot off by a house party on Albany just south of Dickens last night; They had about two rounds of mortars and a few little bursts of firecrackers, but they weren't shooting off anything past 10PM.

  • Unfortunately, this morning was definitely gun shots

44 hours ago

Updated 19 hours ago

Tradespeople Recommendations in Logan/Bucktown?

Our move to Logan Square is approaching and it's time to start lining up trades people... anybody have recommendations for: wood floor refinishing, interior painting, cabinet refinishing, general handymen that service the Logan/Bucktown area?

2 days ago

Updated 21 hours ago

Moms Group/ Play Group in Bucktown or Logan Sq?

I am a new stay at home mom w/ a 1 yr old boy. I'm wondering if theres a play group in my area we can join?

  • Join cheersformoms.com- there's tons of meet ups and playgroups for Buckown and Logan as well as other neighborhoods in the city. It's a great group for moms!

  • There's a weekly playgroup that meets at Brentano Elementary which is in Logan Square near Diversey and the interstate. I've never been since my kids are older and in school all day but it sounds like a great group.

Aug 03

Updated 22 hours ago

Free Vintage Chicago Bricks

Approximately 1000 vintage Chicago Bricks
Wish I had a use for them, but I don't
Come and pick them up!
mitchellronit@gmail.com

thanks

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2 days ago

Updated 25 hours ago

Donation pick-up?

Hi there, it seems that organizations that used to pick up at my house (near Kimball/Wrightwood) no longer do so. Full disclosure: I'm too lazy to drop off and like the tax write-off perk that comes with donation, so I am missing these pick-ups (VVA/Amvets/Purple Heart/Cancer Federation have all responded that they no longer pick up in my neighborhood). Anybody know of anything? If not I guess I resort back to Free Stuff (and accompanying flakes) on CL and the Mysterious Alley People and forgo my tax deductions.

  • LD

    thanks all - lots of options offered, maybe I donate stuff and get a tax break w/out much effort after all :)

  • I second donating to Howard Brown's "The Brown Elephant". They are a great organization here in Chicago.

45 hours ago

Updated 27 hours ago

Home cleaning service needed.

Can anyone give me a referral for quality and affordable home cleaning service? Recently moved here. I've tried a couple of larger companies (manic maids and merry maids) and not only they are overpriced but cleaning quality is subpar. Suggestions are much appreciated!

  • AMG

    Try doing a search on this site. It's been asked many times and our neighbors have given some great suggestions.

    good luck!

  • Grace Housekeeper

    I have many years of experience and many long time clients who would gladly provide referrals. I can provide you with a free estimate at your preferred date and time. Please feel free to call me at 773-858-0926

  • http://www.maidforchicago.com
    We use this group for our 2 bed 2 bath and 3 shedding dogs. Always get 2 ladies and we always have had excellent communication with the owner. He has come by a few times to check on their work. Very nice. Average price. Far above average cleaning.

31 hours ago

Last Days of Danger Release Party @ Challengers

Sean Dove celebrates the release of his Kickstarter-funded James Bond tribute book, Last Days of Danger, tonight from 7 to 10pm at Challengers Comics, 1845 N. Western Ave. Pick up a signed copy of the book, meet Sean and talk 007. Free. Details on Facebook.

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Updated 36 hours ago

Red Ford Focus stolen at around 5pm, Tuesday at Logan and California.

My car was stolen this afternoon. I ran out of gas while making a left turn onto California from Logan. Two kind people helped stop traffic and push me to the north side of California, across the street from the Starbucks. It was a large black man and a small black woman who helped me push the car. They checked that I had help and left me. I immediately started walking south to the gas station on Fullerton and California....

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My car was stolen this afternoon. I ran out of gas while making a left turn onto California from Logan. Two kind people helped stop traffic and push me to the north side of California, across the street from the Starbucks. It was a large black man and a small black woman who helped me push the car. They checked that I had help and left me. I immediately started walking south to the gas station on Fullerton and California. I was gone about ten minutes. When I returned it was gone, though a hubcap was still on the sidewalk.

The person I talked to at the police station said that it is likely that someone perhaps with a tow truck saw it was broken down and took it. It would have been very hard to get gas for it and steal it in the time I was gone. I do have all the keys.

If anyone was in the area at the time or saw anything suspicious, please let me know. Thank you so much.

  • I have to admit..I really liked this thread...it started out for me 'OH NO!!!!' and now it is a good ending and a great story...

  • My friends have agreed that this would make a really corny plot for a badly written sitcom. Glad my good fortune and good neighbors also happens to be so entertaining!

    I had to explain it to the police officers today, to cancel my police report. They only laughed at me a little.

37 hours ago

Your Pet's Wellness Pet Healthcare business

I can't recommend this business and Dr. Jessica Miller enough for their warm, patient, empathetic and personal attention when we had to make a hard and very, very sad decision for our beloved cat, Emma. She was kind, accommodating, efficient, respectful, gentle and lovely as she helped us say goodbye to our girl.

39 hours ago

3 days ago

Updated 40 hours ago

  • KJ

    The neighborhood does need more studios and one bedroom apartments. It is still easy (now) to find an affordable place to live if you have two people but if it is just you, the options are really limited. Not sure if the new construction is going to address that or...

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    The neighborhood does need more studios and one bedroom apartments. It is still easy (now) to find an affordable place to live if you have two people but if it is just you, the options are really limited. Not sure if the new construction is going to address that or if their prices will be really high for these one bedrooms but there are very few one bedrooms in this neighborhood in general.

    While I think it makes sense that the mega mall needs to go, I am also a renter and wonder how it will affect me once we start getting more retail, which the neighborhood needs unless you shop just at thrift stores or Shop and Save type of places. I also am pretty far from the Mega Mall though as well, so I don't think it would even affect me all that soon. Plus, my friend works at a big architecture firm that was asked to do a mock up for it possibly, and she said it would take 4-5 years anyway to be open for business for such a big project, especially if they have to build a parking deck.

  • Thanks for the correction, Anton Cermak. Whatever it is, it looks like phoney and cheap closeup.

40 hours ago

SOX / LoganSquares JAMES CALLAHAN pitched 1st NO HITTER AmericanLeague 9/20/1902

102 years ago September 20, 1902: Logan Squares player & White Sox Pitcher NIXEY CALLAHAN (James Joseph Callahan) pitched FIRST NO HIT GAME in American Baseball League history as Chicago beat Detroit. Callahan played for and coached our Logan Squares semi pro team, and was namesake for Callahans Baseball Field (from 1900-1925) Milwaukee Ave at Sawyer.
Callahan played for the Philadelphia Phillies (1894)
Chicago Colts (1897)
Chicago Orphans (Cubs) (1898-1900)
Chicago White Stockings (1901-1903)
Chicago White Sox (1904-1905; 1909-1913) He...

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102 years ago September 20, 1902: Logan Squares player & White Sox Pitcher NIXEY CALLAHAN (James Joseph Callahan) pitched FIRST NO HIT GAME in American Baseball League history as Chicago beat Detroit. Callahan played for and coached our Logan Squares semi pro team, and was namesake for Callahans Baseball Field (from 1900-1925) Milwaukee Ave at Sawyer.
Callahan played for the Philadelphia Phillies (1894)
Chicago Colts (1897)
Chicago Orphans (Cubs) (1898-1900)
Chicago White Stockings (1901-1903)
Chicago White Sox (1904-1905; 1909-1913) He also managed the Sox (1904- shared with Fielder Jones; and 1911-1913). Callahan shifted from right hand pitcher to infield and outfield during his versatile playing career. Callahan played for semipro team "Logan Squares" and managed LSquares after Sox career.
PHOTOS
Callahan (1907) in LOGAN SQUARES uniform
Callahan (1905) close up in White Sox uniform
Callahan (1909) Sox uniform
Callahan (1912) Sox Manager

Aug 24

Updated 40 hours ago

Violin and /or cello teacher wanted

I am looking for an experienced private violin and cello teacher for my kids that could come to our house in Bucktown/ wicker park.
Both kids have 4 and 3 years experience and are respectively 7 and 6 years old.

3 days ago

Updated 42 hours ago

Logan Square Eat

Just moved to Logan Square and have heard repeatedly that this area has the vest food in the city! I'm excited!! What are some faves we should know about?? Thanks!!

  • Brandon G Brewer. Engineer. Human.

    LD, I go to Diamond for my Ethiopian fix, but not often cause that is a hike.

  • Brandon G Brewer. Engineer. Human.

    Kelly B, Orbit Rooms' Mac and Cheese is the best in the city. I usually get it with blackened chicken, and add a little Sriracha. It's big enough for two people to share.

3 days ago

Updated 43 hours ago

Graffiti

I've seen this particular graffiti popping up around my neighborhood. Anyone see it elsewhere or know who it's affiliated with?

2 days ago

Updated 44 hours ago

GQ Magazine Gave a Shout Out to Logan Square Drinking Establishments

Watch out for well-dressed drunkards swarming to the neighborhood. GQ Magazine named Chicago America's Best Drinking City for 2014. Probably nothing you didn't already know but it's nice to see more national recognition for our lovely neighborhood:
http://www.gq.com/food-travel/201409/chicago-officially-the-greatest-place-in-america-to-drink#slide=18

2 days ago

Updated 44 hours ago

Custom Blue Bike stolen in Logan Square

Please be on the lookout for this bike, second one stolen in 2 years. Already posted in the Stolen Bike Registry and filed a police report. More info about the bike here: http://chicago.stolenbike.org/node/195867

  • Thanks! @J.Smith I have been going down the list on the chain link site. Thanks for your support and message!

  • I'm sorry to hear that your bicycle was stolen! I see that the bike was locked with a cable and padlock. I highly suggest getting a high-quality U-lock for your next bike. Those seem to deter thieves more.

2 days ago

Updated 46 hours ago

Five Point Holistic Health

Hi All - I just wanted to make everyone aware of a new business in the neighborhood that is a great resource for the community of Logan Square. Five Point Holistic Health is a community acupuncture clinic located on Fullerton just west of Kedzie that opened in May of 2014. I happened upon the clinic during a walk with my son over the past weekend and set an appointment for last night. Community-style acupuncture treatments cost only $25.00 per treatment...

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Hi All - I just wanted to make everyone aware of a new business in the neighborhood that is a great resource for the community of Logan Square. Five Point Holistic Health is a community acupuncture clinic located on Fullerton just west of Kedzie that opened in May of 2014. I happened upon the clinic during a walk with my son over the past weekend and set an appointment for last night. Community-style acupuncture treatments cost only $25.00 per treatment (first treatment adds $10.00), and private appointments are available if wanted/needed. I am a licensed acupuncturist myself, and I've experienced acupuncture in many different environments. I had a great experience last night during my appointment and will be back. If you are at all interested in trying acupuncture and/or Chinese herbal medicine as a treatment option for yourself, I highly recommended checking this place out. In my opinion, a good, professional and affordable clinic that offers alternative medicine will only enhance the sustainability and enjoyability of our community! http://www.fivepointholistichealth.com/

  • I can't speculate on how the practitioners at this particular clinic will address lower back pain, however in my experience all back pain can effectively be treated in a reclining chair with points other than those on the back (and without needing to disrobe at all), so a community type treatment could certainly work.

  • LoganK Livin it up...

    Thanks, Jill. My degenerated discs are L4/L5 and they're pretty bad (genetic and 8 years of year-round volleyball are to thank). I've had some excellent deep tissue massages and I've had enough physical therapy to know exactly what stretches to incorporate into my daily work outs but when discs are...

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    Thanks, Jill. My degenerated discs are L4/L5 and they're pretty bad (genetic and 8 years of year-round volleyball are to thank). I've had some excellent deep tissue massages and I've had enough physical therapy to know exactly what stretches to incorporate into my daily work outs but when discs are degenerated so severely, very little will help a certain type of pain. Thankfully, that level of pain isn't around daily but if I can find a holistic preventative measure in addition to the yoga, swimming, stretching, etc. then I'm all for it. I'm not opposed to private or group, which ever will deliver the best results. Thanks again, guys.

3 days ago

Updated 46 hours ago

Plumber recommendations?

Can anyone recommend a good affordable plumber? Thanks

2 days ago

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