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Updated 17 min ago

SOS at Animal Control

Animal control is COMPLETELY FULL.
Because of this they will be killing tons of adoptable animals. Please if you can foster or adopt let me know ASAP. Fostering is free and temporary. Please share this to your Facebook statuses.

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Sorry Jessica...there have been many scandals with nfps. Red cross, United Way, Chicago nfps are being investigated by the IRS for not using $$ as it was appropriated.

    My point is to scrutinize so that one is not swept up in a feel good event and then gets stuck. Some...

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    Sorry Jessica...there have been many scandals with nfps. Red cross, United Way, Chicago nfps are being investigated by the IRS for not using $$ as it was appropriated.

    My point is to scrutinize so that one is not swept up in a feel good event and then gets stuck. Some get stuck with very sick animals and can't afford the thousands it costs to treat animals with serious illnesses.

    Every nfp and every household can bleed about not having enough money; when many are just inefficient.

    A nfp in my neighborhood gave a FLY DUMPER the ok to dump wood chips. They came back and dumped 150 truckloads on 5 locales totalling 50 vacant lots mostly owned by the city.

    The nfp was the catalyst, like it or not. They also did not have authority to authorize an illegal fly dumper to dump wood chips on city owned land. They did NOTHING to help get these 150 truckloads of debris cleaned up off of 50 vacant lots.

    For those who don't know; using wood chips and barley malt as growing materials attracts RATS.

    These are unintended consequences that happen as a by product of people wanting to do good. None every come back and clean up the chips or the rats.

    We have lots of battles on my block. Streets and San, Chicago Dept of Transportation, CPD, Sewer/Water....would u like to come and help with these problems? We could use some advocates.

    Actually ADOPTING pets is better than being a foster donor.

    And, getting the word out for people who buy pets and abandoning them quickly is a inhumane thing to do...would also round out the picture Those who acquire pets should be responsible for the animal until it passes away.

  • Jen

    Adopting pets is great but fostering would actually help more animals bc you can continuously provide a place for new animals that would otherwise be killed to go to

5 days ago

Updated 42 min ago

Pedestrian Stop Sign @ Oakley & Armitage

Who do I contact about finding out if the pedestrian stop sign at the crosswalk on Oakley, at Armitage, will be replaced? They tore it out to repave the road and now it is near impossible and very dangerous to cross the street there.

  • Just an FYI - The $$ the alderman's office is quoting is what would be charged by the city against each alderman's allocated $1.32 million in MENU funds. They're charging the cost of the sign plus installation.

    $1.32 million really doesn't go that far when it pays for infrastructure repairs...

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    Just an FYI - The $$ the alderman's office is quoting is what would be charged by the city against each alderman's allocated $1.32 million in MENU funds. They're charging the cost of the sign plus installation.

    $1.32 million really doesn't go that far when it pays for infrastructure repairs throughout the whole ward, not just Bucktown, for speed bumps ($15 thousand for 4 speed bumps near this crosswalk), stop signs, park upgrades, street resurfacing ($97k to resurface Paulina from North to Bloomingdale, 2014 ward total about $1 million), alley repairs, etc.

    The city has this info online.
    http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/obm/provdrs/cap_improve.html

  • Aaron Logan Square

    I spoke with Alderman Joe Moreno's staff and I'm told one of the signs on the pedestal is $550 and two costs $950.
    It breaks out to $310.97 for the sign and $240 for installation.

    Looks like it's a different price than sited above. Just an FYI for anyone who cares.

2 hours ago

Recommend Company to do Network and A/V Wiring for New Home?

We are building a new home in Logan Square, and need some expertise on the Network, Audio/Visual wiring design of the house.

Our electrician says he can run the cables any way we'd like, but we were looking for someone who can help with the design, picking the correct materials and making sure the right work is done.

Any recommendations?

2 days ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Christmas trees??

I finally live in an apartment with very tall ceilings and am very excited to have a nice, tall Christmas tree this year. Any suggestions for where I can go in the area to buy a tree this year??

  • Used to go to Gethsemane even though it was far (it was close to my mom's and we had a tradition of buying our trees together). For the past couple of years, I've gone to Christy Weber on Grand. Trees have held their needles well.

  • Thank you all for the tips!!!

28 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Cleaning Tips

Really tired of moving into places that haven't been cleaned properly and am offering up 50+ years of advice. Forget all the thousands of cleaning products and just use these: (I'm not affiliated with any of these products, I just know that if you maintain-- even a rental little cleaning issues never become big ones and when I move in it wont be so hard...)

Clorox Clean-up with bleach spray. Miracle product. Spray on dark corners(mold) in the shower leave...

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Really tired of moving into places that haven't been cleaned properly and am offering up 50+ years of advice. Forget all the thousands of cleaning products and just use these: (I'm not affiliated with any of these products, I just know that if you maintain-- even a rental little cleaning issues never become big ones and when I move in it wont be so hard...)

Clorox Clean-up with bleach spray. Miracle product. Spray on dark corners(mold) in the shower leave overnight. Spray on darkened dust filled floorboards leave a minute and wipe away. Use lightly for every type of cleaning. The best product money can buy.

Plain old Clorex. Need to clean venetian blinds? Fill bathtub with water add bleach and soak the whole blind. Cleans to new condition in a couple of hours.

Wood surfaces-- light colored use Murphy's Wipes (not the bottled kind) dark surfaces Method's Wood Wipes.

Glass showers spray Method Daily shower spray after every shower (2.99)another miracle. For those plastic floor trays after using Method spray a while, use Mr. Clean sponge erasures and scrub away stains. After initial cleaning, you wont have to do this often.

Stainless cleaning Nano stainless spray.

Lime buildup around sinks and knobs, Durgol from sur la table. Cost $20 a bottle lasts for years--Miracle!

When moving into a place that previously had a pet--spray Siphor plus II Fat-Acting Spray (Amazon.com) around perimeter. Dries fast non toxic kills almost all bugs.

Invest in one of those $39.00 Furnace cleans sold on Amazon local.com. Totally worth it, to clean out dust buildup. As well, buy those 99cent furnace filters and change the first of every month. (If you change every month you don't need the expense ones.

  • Gil Jimenez, I am also a landlord. The OP's first sentence reads, "Really tired of moving into places". His argument should be stated to his landlord for renting him a dirty apartment.

  • When I moved into my two previous apartments, I spent 4 days straight cleaning from top to bottom. Completely disgusting. But I refuse to live in someone else's filth and dust. [Most] landlords just don't care.

16 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

TRIBUNE: Fate of STOP FOR PEDESTRIANS IN CROSSWALK signs

TRIBUNE transportation reporter Jon Hilkevitch has article in 11/24/2014 Monday Getting Around column that mentions Logan Square.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/hilkevitch/ct-must-stop-signs-getting-around-met-1124-20141123-column.html

Mid-intersection street mounted sign Milwaukee at Sawyer went MIA early spring 2014. I asked Alderman Rey Colon about replacement. Answer: ~$500 cost must come from 35th Ward Aldermanic menu funds, not City/CDOT budget. So I contacted Mr. Hilkevitch since:
1. in street mounted signs STOP FOR PEDESTRIANS IN CROSSWALK are visual cue that enhances Pedestrian Safety. Milwaukee Ave location has 25,000 vehicles/day...

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TRIBUNE transportation reporter Jon Hilkevitch has article in 11/24/2014 Monday Getting Around column that mentions Logan Square.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/hilkevitch/ct-must-stop-signs-getting-around-met-1124-20141123-column.html

Mid-intersection street mounted sign Milwaukee at Sawyer went MIA early spring 2014. I asked Alderman Rey Colon about replacement. Answer: ~$500 cost must come from 35th Ward Aldermanic menu funds, not City/CDOT budget. So I contacted Mr. Hilkevitch since:
1. in street mounted signs STOP FOR PEDESTRIANS IN CROSSWALK are visual cue that enhances Pedestrian Safety. Milwaukee Ave location has 25,000 vehicles/day AND is heavily used by pedestrians day & evening on City designated PEDESTRIAN ORIENTED STREET in heart of vibrant Logan Square business district.
2. signs are intrinsically subject to wear/damage and getting plowed over by (idiot) drivers
3. CDOT/City annual budget should anticipate replacement cost for these signs, like replacement of Stop, Tow Zone, No Parking etc which come from City budget, not Alderman ward menu funds
4. Red Light and Schools/Parks cameras bring in ~$100,000,000 per yr. It's not Mayor Emanuel slush fund to plug police overtime etc. Public Safety & real leadership means: take some of that $ and pay to replace damaged signs STOP FOR PEDESTRIANS IN CROSSWALK as needed.

The DUI KING of City Council, Alderman Rey Colon offered this comment in Tribune: "These signs are very popular with constituents who request them often," Colon said. But he said the average life of the signs "is like freshly cut flowers that wither and die."

Alderman: it's time for your political career to do the same.

  • I'm impressed the Tribune was able to get a response out of Colon. I've contacted his office in the past about that very sign at Sawyer & Milwaukee and been ignored. I live on the west side of Milwaukee and it actually discourages me from visiting businesses on the east side of Milwaukee since it is so dangerous to cross there without the sign. There was a huge difference in the frequency of people stopping before and after the sign was placed there.

  • The pedestrian crosswalks is a nice concept if they actually worked.

21 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Found Dog

Still hoping to reunite this friendly little guy with his family. Found on 11/17 near Barry and Christiana.

  • ewrick LoganSquared

    Although im Not 100% sure i think i know his owners. Their dog ran away from barry and bernard. If he responds to lucky Then please email me at erick92velasquez@gmail.com

  • He's so cute!

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Logan Square To-Do List: Holiday Pop-Up Market, Twin Peaks Viewing

WHEN/WHERE: Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 29-30, Noon-5 pm; 2042 N. Milwaukee Ave.

This article has 1 other Chicago location (Show)

WHEN/WHERE: Tuesday, Nov. 25, 9-11 pm; Marble, 3281 W. Armitage Ave.

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3 days ago

Updated 15 hours ago

SOS at Animal Control

Animal control is completely full! because of this they will be killing many adoptable animals to make space. If you know anybody that can foster or adopt please let me know. Fostering is temporary and free. Please share this to your Facebook statuses.

  • SunshineDiva2014 Long time Chicago resident.

    Tom H.B ..I am in charge of adoptions at the pet store I work at..we would love to connect with Paws or any shelter that needs help and we can set up a time for you to come to the store. Please let me know :sunshinediva2011@gmail.com

  • That's great! I will forward your info to Angela, who schedules off-site adoption events.

3 days ago

Updated 17 hours ago

did you live in my old apartment?

2455 n. spaulding ave
apt 1

i ordered some business cards and they're en route to this, my old, address. hoping to intercept them from the new mailbox owners in the event i can't get the post office to just leave it a local branch for me to pick up.

thanks. i know it's a long shot!

  • Cityapril, you can sign up for UPS mychoice - it is free and lets you "sign" for packages by checking a box online that authorizes the driver to leave the package at a place of your choosing (side door, porch, etc).

  • thanks jena. unfortunately there's no place to leave a package where it won't end up stolen, as i learned with my last old navy order. ; >

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Updated 22 hours ago

Roxie's

Has anyone been yet? Thumbs up? Thumbs down? Hopefully this is the catalyst for that stretch of Milwaukee that gets some other entrepreneurs to open up shop in all those vacants just north of the Bloomingdale trail...

  • Al....$7.15 for my two-topping slice (there is tax). I went with mushroom and olives. 3 toppings puts you over 8 bucks.

  • al

    Buster, It looks like you were skimped on the size of your slice. I understand the thought of paying $5-8 for a slice of pizza is a little over the top but my wife and I were able to get dinner for $25 and were very full and satisfied. There aren't many places to go grab a quick dinner for less than that.

    nosara: that was 3 slices for 2 people.

2 days ago

Updated 23 hours ago

City sticker covered with tar

The other day I found a tar like substance with cardboard on top covering my city sticker on my front windshield. Anyone else have this happen to you/ heard I this? What is the purpose?

3 days ago

Updated 27 hours ago

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

    Moreno's true colors yet again. He has to go!

  • Cut the guy some slack. He was probably just drunk again. That's when his misogyny shows.

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Pop-Up Shop Spots Available!

If you are a crafter, artisan, artist, or food specialist, we have a few spots left for the Small Business Saturday Pop Up Shop at Free Range Office on Nov. 29th from 12pm-5pm. As a Wicker Park-Bucktown Neighborhood Champion, we've partnered with American Express to offer a way for small crafters, artists and other vendors to participate in the #ShopSmall campaign. Come get exposure for your wares, meet other small business owners, network and sell! All participants will be included...

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If you are a crafter, artisan, artist, or food specialist, we have a few spots left for the Small Business Saturday Pop Up Shop at Free Range Office on Nov. 29th from 12pm-5pm. As a Wicker Park-Bucktown Neighborhood Champion, we've partnered with American Express to offer a way for small crafters, artists and other vendors to participate in the #ShopSmall campaign. Come get exposure for your wares, meet other small business owners, network and sell! All participants will be included in our #ShopSmall social media and promotions campaign.

Vendor spaces are only $75 and include the business networking brunch, a table and two chairs. Vendors can call 312-725-3063 or email for the registration form: info@freerangeoffice.com

The business networking brunch from 12pm-1pm, and the Pop-Up Shop runs until 5pm. These events are free to the public. To attend register here:

https://smallbizsatpopupshop.eventbrite.com

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Nov 15

Updated 39 hours ago

$1500 / 3br - Sublet Logan Square Apt (Palmer and Shakespeare)

Urgent need to sublet our Apartment. My Husband and I just bought a house and are in need to sublet let our awesome Logan Square Apartment. 3 bedroom and 1 bath Great location right across from Palmer Park and walking distance to California Blue Line. Please checkout our craigslist ad.
http://chicago.craigslist.org/wcl/sub/4759490424.html

  • NFT LS landlord and resident

    i don't see much of a distinction, it's still an ad regardless of who posts it. how can you tell if the person posting is a tenant or a landlord? if you make exceptions that are easy to get around, you're left with no rule at all.

  • I'm sorry if I upset anyone. I thought since there was an option to check to post about needing a place to live I could post here. I thought it would be better on here to share with the community that we were looking for someone to take over our lease. We are not a broker or the management company. And also maybe someone on here had a friend or relative looking to move to the area.

Nov 17

Updated 39 hours ago

Another one gone

Was shocked and saddened driving on cortland by lotties and saw the bungalow at 1919 was erased from the map. As well as the building next to it (it looked like 2 empty lots, I was too busy going into shock). That is a big loss in the bucktown building diversity. I'm still mourning the loss of the bungalow at honore/bloomingdale 10 years ago. Very sad.

  • I should have drove around again to verify what I saw (about 2 buildings torn down) but I guess I made myself move on. I hope that it was at least a very hard decision to make about tearing it down by whoever. Yeah, that bakery was so cool. It...

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    I should have drove around again to verify what I saw (about 2 buildings torn down) but I guess I made myself move on. I hope that it was at least a very hard decision to make about tearing it down by whoever. Yeah, that bakery was so cool. It had soul. Then there's the 4 or 5 two flats in a row right there on Wolcott torn down for those suburban McMansions. Wtf. Since I'm here I may as well throw in the artful dodger. Be sure to take in the prison being built at Haddon/leavitt.

  • Just rode by hoyne/dickens on my way home from Danny's. Sure hope new owners are proud of themselves. Good for you! That corner was an eyesore anyway.

6 days ago

Updated 43 hours ago

Found dog

This little guy was found near Christiana and Barry today. He is microchipped but it's not registered. Does anyone recognize him?

  • Suz

    That is the dog that I tried to catch October 28th at Albany and Dickens! Poor thing has been out for a very long time!

  • it sounds like the pup has a good "for now" home and another waiting in the wings if needed. poor little guy. we may never know what happend to the owner..

3 days ago

Updated 46 hours ago

Land of Lincoln Health Insurance experiences

Just curious if anyone has used Land of Lincoln Health Insurance since they opened up in the last year or so? They are the first non-profit health insurance company in IL in over 25 years and while their rates and coverage seem good, I'm hesitant to use them b/c I've never heard of them nor heard anything good/bad about them. Anyone have any feedback to share?

  • I use them. Only problem I had was administrative, not related to coverage. Ask my doctors have accepted it, but you might want to check to see if yours are covered first. I also checked to see if they covered all my prescriptions before I chose them. I will look at the healthcare exchange again before I renew with them, however, just to see if there are any new plans that are better than my current one (not comparing, just shopping around).

  • Vihar Vihar in Wicker Park

    A father of a kid at my kid's school works for them. He was telling me earlie this year that they are building their insurance plans in collaboration with all the big hospital and doctor groups and was hopeful that's how they were going to be able to bring down...

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    A father of a kid at my kid's school works for them. He was telling me earlie this year that they are building their insurance plans in collaboration with all the big hospital and doctor groups and was hopeful that's how they were going to be able to bring down costs. He also said they're going it because they won't be able to build a name brand like Blue Cross and that people do know their hospital and doctor brand more anyway. I did ask him about if the covered people outside of Illinois and he said they have some kind arrangement with a larger group of providers nationally.

    Oh, one of the oddest things he told me is that they are required by law to open up their Board of Directors to any policy holder who wants to join. I don't think the average Joe understands the business enough to figure out how to run them.

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Screeching Weasel @ Concord

Chicago punk elder statesmen Screeching Weasel play Concord Music Hall, 2047 N. Milwaukee Ave., tonight, with Dwarves, the Queers and Flatfoot in support. Tickets are $25. Doors open at 6pm. All ages.

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Graffiti- should I be worried?

Our block (2500 palmer) is relatively quiet from what I can tell. Found this beauty on my garage today, already submitted report for removal and intend on working on removing it myself later today. Long message, anyone know what it means or should I be extra worried? Anyone know of recent activity in the area?
Thanks!

  • Elise Doody-Jones Logan Square Resident

    Always report graffiti to 311.com . If it is obscene in nature or you are near a school make sure to report that as it will move the removal of this higher on the priority list. Taking a picture that you can send to 311 is helpful.

    We have been...

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    Always report graffiti to 311.com . If it is obscene in nature or you are near a school make sure to report that as it will move the removal of this higher on the priority list. Taking a picture that you can send to 311 is helpful.

    We have been in the neighborhood a little over 20 years and I would say this behavior comes in waves. I do recommend having a can of paint or graffiti remover yourself as it is best just to cover/remove these tags as quickly as you can. The taggers will get bored of your garage more quickly then and will choose a different target. Talk to your neighbors and work together to communicate about any tagging or suspicious activity.

    As far as worrying...I wouldn't lose any sleep over this as it is random and nothing against you personally.

  • The police were aware of this at last nights Caps meeting.

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Looking for a parking spot (garage)

I need to rent a parking a spot garage for now till the winter ends, we live in Hamlin between Milwaukee and Diversy

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