Oct 28

Updated 22 min ago

Elise Doody Jones for 32nd Ward

According to @Aldertrack, Elise Doody Jones is running against Scott Waguespack

https://twitter.com/Aldertrack

  • Why is someone who lives in one ward allowed to run in another ward? I think I should ask another congressman like Quigly to run against Gutierrez, maybe he could tie him up on some absurd run in a different congressional district. he doesn't live there, has no intentions of...

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    Why is someone who lives in one ward allowed to run in another ward? I think I should ask another congressman like Quigly to run against Gutierrez, maybe he could tie him up on some absurd run in a different congressional district. he doesn't live there, has no intentions of living there, but run anyway. And why would any voter vote for someone who never cared about another ward or district. Doody should run for 1st Ward where she lives if she is so interested in changing a ward. Sounds like a Rahm Emanuel new machine strategy to run someone who doesn't live in a ward just to waste time. She should be embarrassed. Maybe that promised job after the election is true. happens all the time in Crook county politics but it needs to stop.

  • Joe Lake Facebook, Twitter, Klout, EveryBlock, Yahoo Groups

    Lord, get the 32nd Ward aldermanic candidate the new 32nd Ward map.
    In an email entitled "Democrat Elise Doody-Jones for 32nd Ward," aldermanic candidate." Jones lists her office address as 2020 (#204) N California Ave, Chicago, IL 60647" THE OFFICE IS LOCATED IN THE 1ST WARD.
    FROM DNA ARTICLE OCT. 31, 2014. "... JONES LIVES IN THE 2500 BLOCK OF WEST LYNDALE STREET (1ST WARD)
    IS THE 32N WARD ALDERMANIC CANDIDATE GEOGRAPHICALLY CHALLENGED?

45 hours ago

Updated 1 hour 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.

26 hours ago

Updated 1 hour 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?

  • Thanks for all the great suggestions so far! Please keep them coming because none of the ones listed have been able to do a pick up this week, excluding the last two suggestions, as they haven't been called yet. Most are saying they can't do a pick up until January.

    thanks!!

  • LD

    you're probably not going to find an organization that can pick up this week (or month) at this late notice, try craigslist free or freecycle. otherwise the vva is picking up on 12/23 in logan http://www.vvadonation.com/Redirector.aspx

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!

  • sorry about the typos…

  • Just realized I don't know how to PM either. I've seen others post that though. Did anyone buy a rain barrel? Sounds like most got it for free from city programs.

2 days ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Bloomingdale Pathway

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

6 hours ago

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24 hours ago

Updated 6 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

7 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 7 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

  • Good but incomplete write up based on my experience of living around Chicago for a few decades. What is missing from this and other gentrification discussions is the ebb and flow that led to the creation of these neighborhoods in the first place. Gentrification means the process of renewal and rebuilding, without which none of the beautiful architecture in Logan Square and the lovely Humboldt Park would have existed. The story is incomplete if it doesn’t cover how Logan Square and other areas came to be depressed neighborhoods.

  • 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.

13 hours ago

3 days ago

Updated 26 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 lager beer rioter

    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 28 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

30 hours ago

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40 hours 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.

44 hours ago

5 days ago

Updated 47 hours 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/

3 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

2 days ago

Possible attack?

Last night/early Tuesday morning, around 3:30-4:00, my roommate and I both woke up to screams. They were definitely made by a women, but it was difficult to make out any words; it definitely didn't sound like they were joking around. We looked out our windows but saw nothing and they stopped shortly after. We live very close to the new Whirly Ball on Webster Ave. Did anyone else hear these or know what happened?

2 days ago

Chicago Condo Resource- Find Answers to your Condo Questions

Chicago Condo Resource is having an offer on their Membership.

I find this website very useful for Condo Owners and specially Board Members when sometimes Management Companies do not have the time to consult on questions they might have.

They have:
Video Education & Supplementary Materials -
-Board Responsibilities
-Budgeting
-Collecting Assessments from Condominium Units Made Easy

Self-Management Templates and Guides
-Election Ballot
-Proxy Template
-Rules & Regulations Violation Notice
-Conducting an Association Meeting

"Ask the Expert" Q&As - Access the full content of our knowledge base.
Consultation Requests - Get individualized help from the Experts

Happy Holidays!

http://www.chicagocondoresource.com/

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

Updated 2 days ago

Electricity just went out :(

Is anyone else having problems?

2 days ago

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3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Cat sitter needed

We are in need of a cat sitter for 12/25-12/27 at Damen & Armitage. I saw the previous post but she is booked already so if anyone has a recommendation, please let me know.

  • We have used Home Alone Pet Service for 7 years and Erin is the best. Dependable,great care and she checks the house and brings in our mail

  • I used to use Sharon and she is amazing. I used her for 7 years! Until my cats passed away. I trust her and she was amazing with my very mean kitty - Sharon - I think deep down Addy loved you. :)

2 days ago

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Dec 11

Updated 2 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.

2 days ago

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

New Juice Bar in Bucktown! 24 Karrots

Please go visit the 24 Karrots Juice Bar on Armitage just west of Damen. The place is clean and bright, the people are friendly and welcoming and the menu and juices are delicious. Let's support a family owned business and keep the area from looking so empty. I have lived in the area for many years and we need more places like this around. Moms and dads they make homemade ORGANIC baby food too!! I am so glad they are a couple blocks from my house :-)

  • Joselito I write things and people pay me for it.

    I'll have to check it out. I miss the ridiculously awesome juice bar that was on Armitage nearby a few years ago that was doing well but I guess expanded faster than they could sustain (can't remember its name at the moment).

    It's weird that that stretch of Armitage is somewhat anemic to businesses.

  • "Doc's Juice and Smoothie's" wasn't it?

  • Joselito I write things and people pay me for it.

    That was the one. Started in the current Bento Box space then moved to the cursed southeast corner of Armitage / Leavitt. That place was *really* good – I'm still sad they closed. Hopefully this new place will be a worthy replacement.

3 days ago

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5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

606 bridge

What does everyone think of the new arch on the trail ? It looked nothing like the rendering.

  • Matthew Michael Bucktown Resident

    I didn't believe another post when they claimed it looked pretty similar if you look at it from the angle of the rendering, but it actually does. It also looks nice from the hill at Park 567. It just seems incredibly tall when looking at it from Milwaukee. Either way, it's grown on me. Agree that when the cables are in place and its painted, it will still be a huge improvement for the area. I don't understand the non-temporary supports between arches though, they make it feel clumsy.

  • Using people as a scale to reference ~6' makes the bridge look very tall in the rendering.

Dec 09

Updated 3 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.

4 days ago

Fair Trade Olive Oil & Mediterranean Tapas Tasting

Join us from 4-7 on Tuesday 12/16 at 2031 N. Damen at Chicago Fair Trad's Holiday Pop-Up Shop. Sample olive oils, tapenade, sundried tomato and caper spread, maftoul salad, and complimentary red wine.

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 4 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?

5 days ago

Updated 4 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.

6 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Enormous building being built on Elston

Does anyone know what the enormous building just northwest of damen/fullerton on Elston is going to be?

  • Whirly Ball is on Webster at Lister.

  • The new Whirly Ball complex just opened on Webster between Elston and Damen, just east of the highway. The old one is to be torn down when they divert Elston to break up the tricorner of doom (Fullerton-Damen-Elston)

Sep 18

Updated 4 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

4 days ago

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