4 min ago

bucktown obstetrician

Hi! I'm newish to the neighborhood and was wondering if anyone had any recommendations for a good obstetrician?

5 hours ago

Updated 20 min ago

jules pet shop commercial shoot?

Not sure what was going on exactly, looked like they might have been shooting a commercial, maybe just an on-location shot for a tv show?

  • Some sort of short movie. Nothing to do with Jules pet shop from what I understand. Just using the location

2 days ago

Updated 53 min ago

Lost Puppy

Our husky puppy got out yesterday by Monticello and Altgeld and we are desperately trying to find her. Shes about 5 months old and has one black and one blue eye. Anyone with any information please give us a call. We are heart broken and she must be so scared. (773) 9343223

9 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

  • Petra Z Tomatoes!

    LD, sti3 is just in-joking. Lighten up! If you've been reading this site for the last month, you know all we talk about is Trader Joe's and where it will open in Logan Square, something we sincerely doubt will ever happen.

  • LD

    I wasn't part of the many, many neighbors who want or even think there's a huge need for a TJ at megamall, but feel bad for tons of people who were really hoping it would come through. So no, i don't think it's funny that it's a confirmed no-go. Now, for more speculation.......mariano's? Park? Apartments? Empty eyesore for the next 5 years? My guess is on the latter, but here's hoping.....

2 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Want more trees in Logan Square?

Logan Square Preservation, a community-based, volunteer run non-profit working for over 30 years to protect Logan Square's historic boulevards, is raising money to plant trees and undertake the neighborhood's first tree inventory and maintenance plan. We applied for two grants that will provide $15,000 in funding and resources to plant 20 trees this fall along Humboldt Boulevard and to develop a tree maintenance plan. However, we will not receive those grant funds without the needed $10,000 in matching funds. Please help us reach our goal of $10,000.
Visit our fundraising site to learn more and donate today! Any amount helps!

http://www.gofundme.com/Logan-Square-Trees

  • musch955 New on Whipple St.

    I'm just curious where on Humboldt Blvd. Where does it start and end? Is it only north of Bloomingdale Ave? Just curious to see where they plan on planting the trees, but I love this and will be donating money! (I live just south of Bloomingdale and Humboldt and wasn't sure if they would go all the way to North Ave. We have a lot of dead/dying trees.

  • How does the city's existing tree planting request and Bureau of Forestry work into this scheme?

    http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/streets/provdrs/forestry/svcs/tree_planting.html

    You can request a tree with the 311 service request form, too (there's a pulldown menu that lists tree removal and tree planting.)

    https://servicerequest.cityofchicago.org/web_intake_chic/Controller

    I've requested trees up and down my block, and I can't be sure whose requests are being executed, but so far .. there are a lot of new trees in places that I've asked for trees to be planted.

32 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Roofer in West Bucktown

I have a condo in West Bucktown (North and Western) with a developed rooftop that has formed a few "Soft spots". Anyone know a qualified and affordable roofer who is familiar with the flat tar rooftops at many condos in Chicago?

  • Jon Banks supervisor banks

    Roof Medic- Tom Wilger. He's worked on several of our properties over the years and has worked on my own home in the past as well. 630-202-4967

  • Thank you Jon.

33 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Don't feed the troll: Tip/Poem #1 - Mute that troll!

Today you are happy
Don't let that go
Take it easy
Just mute that troll

You're being productive
Your eyes on the goal
Avoid starting a beef
It's simple: mute that troll

We know you are right
And that it is hard to control
But let it go this time
Come on, mute that troll

  • Rather than mute, I'd say take over their threads with something totally unrelated, and just ignore them with your eyes and brain rather than with the mute button.

  • Mountain Dew hey boy

    one might call it "hypocritical" when you tell people to mute annoying people, and then make it impossible for people to mute you (being everyblock staff). something to think about.

3 days ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Greenchoice Bank closed by govt

Well, ouch. Hope the larger Green Exchange and those businesses aren't impacted, but that seems likely.

http://www.fdic.gov/bank/individual/failed/greenchoice.html

  • PR

    After Jesus threw the money changers out of the temple, they went across the street and opened a bank.

  • well things are not Green @ Green Choice Bank for sure. Stock is non transferable but is trading on eBay as a collectors item. Steve Sherman is handling request for additional stock certificates if you are looking to recycle them as wallpaper. Unfortunately this Bank DOA when it changed hands. The Texas ratio was in excess of 350 and there was never sufficient capital to support the overhead or distressed assets. Community Banking is a sound industry sector this is not a good example of that.

Jul 17

Updated 2 hours ago

Any recommendations for a mechanic?

I live near the Western blue line stop and am looking for a reasonably priced, honest mechanic. Any recommendations are much appreciated!

  • Santos at Division and Hoyne. Great work and super honest. We had engine work done somewhere else before we brought it to him because we still were having problems. He turned down $2500 worth of work because he said the other mechanic should have fixed it. Reasonably priced too.

  • It's a little further away, but Ashland Tire and Auto is amazing.

3 days ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Police Activity on Western, just north of Logan - by movie theater

Does anyone know why police blocked Western Ave. just north of Logan Blvd. Saturday night? They had it cordoned off with police tape and multiple vehicles were on site. Was there an incident at the movie theater?

  • How about another poem, Ruben, please?

  • Alan, I'm simply trying to be a decent, caring and openminded person. If that's trolling, that's a new one to me.

29 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Dead body found in alley near laundromat on Armitage East of Sacramento?

Body of a male found dead with bag over head in alley?

  • We really shouldn't discourage our neighbors posting what they feel is important. That's what this site is about. Thank you Lola for posting!

  • Please excuse if this is duplicate information:
    If I'm correct, the body found was a transient that used to help do odd jobs at some of the storefronts and businesses on Armitage. Either natural or accidental death. More than likely whoever found him and called the authorities didn't stick around. The body was identified by the bar manager at Music Lounge. They are holding a fundraiser Friday night to give him a proper funeral as no family has been located.

28 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Sweet Cat at Logan Pets looking for a home

I just took my dog to Logan Pet (located across from the Logan Theatre on Milwaukee) and noticed a very sweet calico cat up for adoption there. She is extremely friendly and seems like she would make an incrediable companion (although apparently she doesn't get on well with other cats). If you are looking for a pet cat you may want to check her out. I didn't previously know that Logan Pets sponsors animals for adoption.

  • Diddilysquat 5 year LS resident, Personal Trainer, Model

    Agreed! I pet it every time I visit and she is so sweet! If I didn't have 2 of my own I'd scoop her up in a second

  • The cats at Logan Pets are placed by Precious Pets Almost Home, as are the ones at PetSmart. They're a great organization deserving of your support and their annual benefit is coming up August 16th. http://www.preciouspetsalmosthome.org/

  • Becky, thank you for your shout-out. Brad, thank you for the kind words and fundraiser promo. I hope we can meet you on the 16th. I am a long-time volunteer with Precious Pets Almost Home. I also fostered Claire before Logan Pets so graciously took her in, allowing for more exposure and hopefully a forever home very soon. Please continue to promote her by sharing her link on Petfinder:

    https://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/28748301

44 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Anyone see an accident yesterday on California?

My bike was locked to a city rack at Francis Pl. & California yesterday afternoon, and was totally destroyed sometime in the early afternoon while I worked. When discovered, I asked around & was told there was a car that hit like 5 cars between Armitage & Dickens.

I know its a long shot, but if someone saw it, I might have a shot at getting some compensation...

  • Where was your bike parked? I live nearby, but Francis and California do not intersect. I might know some people who would have been nearby.

  • Oh disregard my last post, I just realized that Francis picks up again and does hit California. I live closer to where Francis hits Milwaukee. In that case, business owners might be a good bet or posters.

3 days ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Alderman Rey Colon arrested, accused of DUI

Apparently, our local Alderman was arrested and accused of DUI recently...

http://politics.suntimes.com/article/chicago/ald-rey-colon-arrested-eisenhower-expressway-accused-dui/mon-07282014-1140am

I suppose we shouldn't be surprised if and when he gets away with it because of Chicago politics, but statements like this don't make me feel so warm and fuzzy:

“Did I make a mistake? We will see. Right now, I’m not at liberty to talk about the case at all. My legal counsel has advised me to really let folks know I have sought legal counsel and to allow the legal process to unfold at this time. I was on the Eisenhower, but I can’t really speak to it at this time.”

13 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

car flips no driver

Around 2:15am Kimball and Wrightwood

  • Joe

    Good question Jena. Maybe someone can submit the photo and question to DNA info Logan Square and their reporter can do some research.

  • Someone wants to go to Hollywood and is practicing their stunt driving on other people's cars, maybe?

28 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

  • Michael, these are the things that the GGNA is saying to the alderman with a straight face, and he doesn't want to upset the old guard, so, like I said, good or bad, this project is NEVER going to happen. They want it just like was when they moved in...

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    Michael, these are the things that the GGNA is saying to the alderman with a straight face, and he doesn't want to upset the old guard, so, like I said, good or bad, this project is NEVER going to happen. They want it just like was when they moved in 30 years ago. Or...perhaps better said...like it was 100 years ago when many of the historic homes were built. Come to the meetings. It's going to be entertaining! I hope Mr. Buono knows what he's in for with them, and is prepared to drop his plans to 4 stories.

  • who will fight to preserve the views of the historic KFC?

9 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Don't feed the troll: Tip/Poem #2 - Ignore the troll

Roses are fine
Violets are dull
Not much for rhyme
But, ignore the troll

That post was very trashy
And the comments? Raw!
But be cool, don't get angry
It is classier to ignore the troll

They just cry for attention
Our anger for them is all
Let's bypass their boycott operation
By simply ignoring the troll

  • Shouldn't you be ignoring it too, then, and not posting a poem a day about it?

  • Ruben provides light daily reminders for us all. He's a good egg.

29 hours ago

Updated 7 hours ago

Still looking for a decent and decently priced one bedroom

I am still looking for a decent one bedroom for ~$1000. Dog Friendly and nice kitchen please. I have worked in the area for 4.5 years and am a reliable tennant who wants to be closer to my work in Bucktown. Please let me know of any potentials.

  • JB in RV Chicago Homeowner

    Not Logan, more Roscoe Village. Corner of School and Claremont there are for rent signs on a larger vintage building. Nice quiet street. Bus stop about 50 feet away.

  • Thanks everyone. I am checking out all leads. You are a tremendous help.

    Andiemae, thanks for the followup.
    JB, will check your tip, too.
    NMD, looking to hearing more from you.

    I was about to give up hunting but Everyblock has helped me connect with new neighbors. Thanks.

8 hours ago

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28 hours ago

Updated 8 hours ago

Lost Tabby Kitten Seen Near YMCA

Hey everyone, my friend saw this kitten last night around 8 PM outside the McCormick Tribune YMCA on Lawndale and Cortland. Not the greatest picture, but very friendly brown/gray tabby with white paws and a green collar. Looked to be less than a year old. She said it was super friendly and then climbed up a tree. Just FYI if you've lost a kitten in the area!

  • There are three kittens the live at a home on Lawndale across from the YMCA. I see them almost daily when walking my dog. They are very friendly and playful! I don't think she was lost, probably just exploring and saying Hi! :)

  • Oh great! Well hopefully that is the case. Thanks for letting me know

2 days ago

Updated 9 hours ago

Found Dog

My roommate found a puggle, around 2 years old, around lawndale and fullerton. It looks very skinny, without a collar but it seems to know a few tricks. If anyone knows anything about this dog or has seen it, please let me know. We are putting signs up and have posted on the IL Lost Dogs page too but so far no luck.

griggs.annie@gmail.com

  • We also have a puggle. If no one steps forward, we can take him in!

  • Any updates on this pup - able to reunite him/her with the owner?

34 hours ago

Updated 9 hours ago

New Business?

Does anyone know what is opening up next door to Emporium Arcade Bar in Logan Square?

  • I know there is a juice bar going in somewhere over there. Not sure if that is the spot.

  • The juice bar is a smaller building nearby on that side of the street. The juice bar has a coming soon sign up. Anyone know about the building with the funky white front they just rehabbed? Looked like something fancy might be going in there. The chicken place has had a zoning sign on the door for something called Q-tine, possibly some kind of poutine restaurant.

10 hours ago

15 hours ago

16 hours ago

Miss Spoken @ Gallery Cabaret

Miss Spoken, the all-female reading series, returns to the Gallery Cabaret, 2020 N. Oakley Ave., tonight at 7pm. This month the theme is periods, and the readers include Wendy McClure...

17 hours ago

3 days ago

Updated 17 hours ago

Mold in basement, blahhhh

Just discovered mold on our drywall in the basement. Anyone know who I would call to figure out where it's coming from and to clean up? Thanks!

  • I highly recommend Domicile Consulting to determine what is causing the issue and providing a clear action plan to resolve it. We had a similar problem with our new condo and based on their expertise, insights and direction we fixed the issue and haven't had a problem since. Can't recommend them enough.

  • Nathan Dougal 13 year Humboldt Park resident

    Use an anti microbial hospital grade cleaner available at industrial supply houses by the case and fungicidal paint from Grainger on replaced drywall- use greenboard- and save yourself some money and just have a handyman do it- that is all the mold guys do... Also, increase airflow in remediated walls with air vents ( metal inserts installed in drywall from any home repair supply).

Jul 07

Updated 18 hours ago

Trader Joe's coming to Logan

I heard over the weekend that Trader Joe's will be coming to Logan Square!!! At the old mega mall site. Yay!

20 hours ago

Found cat

Friends of mine found this cat at Diversey and Whipple. If you know who this guy belongs to, let me know!

23 hours ago

Ongoing Call for Artists

AnySquared Projects regularly seeks artists and proposals for future for exhibitions of featured artists, curated and/ or group exhibitions throughout the year at various venues. One of our neighborhood projects is Art@Cole's, so far we've organized 25 exhibits at Cole's Bar since 2010.

Send projects@anysquared.com your name, website, and 3-5pieces of your current work to be considered for future shows.

AnySquared is an artist collaborative and network headquartered in Logan Square's AnyWhere Space at Milwaukee/Belden. Propelled by a deep sense of cooperation with our neighbors, AnySquared's all-volunteer members produce art events, exhibits, projects and ongoing activities in our community with mutual support and participation of area artists and local businesses.

25 hours ago

Milwaukee California Produce Open!

In the former laundromat across from Congress Theater. Bigger space, new products!

2 days ago

Updated 26 hours ago

LSG

Dear EB community,
I'm 99% certain this post will be deleted within minutes but I just wanted to attempt a rally of sorts. Can we all agree to either mute or ignore any and all posts/comments from LoganSquareGal. We all know he/she is a troll of the highest echelon .. his/her most recent comment is berating someone asking about police presence near Logan Blvd/Western (http://chicago.everyblock.com/crime-posts/jul28-police-activity-western-just-north-logan-movie-theater-6281508/#comment-444716). Previous comments have called all men over the age of 25 pedophiles/predators (http://chicago.everyblock.com/talk/jul21-increased-loitering-armitage-california-6268545/#comment-444688) as well...

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Dear EB community,
I'm 99% certain this post will be deleted within minutes but I just wanted to attempt a rally of sorts. Can we all agree to either mute or ignore any and all posts/comments from LoganSquareGal. We all know he/she is a troll of the highest echelon .. his/her most recent comment is berating someone asking about police presence near Logan Blvd/Western (http://chicago.everyblock.com/crime-posts/jul28-police-activity-western-just-north-logan-movie-theater-6281508/#comment-444716). Previous comments have called all men over the age of 25 pedophiles/predators (http://chicago.everyblock.com/talk/jul21-increased-loitering-armitage-california-6268545/#comment-444688) as well as attempting to instigate on a post about neighborhood concern over increased loitering near Cali/Armitage .. Actually just have a look at all the comments here (http://chicago.everyblock.com/users/177667/comments/). I know it's easy to get sucked into online tit-for-tat arguing (believe me, the self restraint has been difficult) but let's all rise above ... Let's none of us feed the trolls. (as hard as that can be)
Sincerely,
an EB User who actually sees the value in this online community

  • Just move on

  • Interestingly enough that crazy post was the first time I've really ever seen everyone on EB in complete agreement! Except for LSG of course.

2 days ago

Updated 28 hours ago

Mozart Elementary School

Hi. I am wondering what are other parents' thoughts and feelings about this school are.
If you have good or bad experiences you would like to share, I would appreciate it. I have a five year old and a three year old and this school is my neighborhood elementary school and I would like to find out what the learning environment is like there. It would help me decide if I should look for alternatives such as private, charter or home schooling. Thanks!

  • Every Kate new mom, park walker

    I would highly recommend touring any school you are considering. That can give you a very strong impression about how the school operates.

    We are sending our son to Brentano in the fall (I think they have a few spots left in preK). Its a small school with a strong positive culture and rigorous academics. Its also in Logan Square, which I love. I really want my kids to go to school with our friends and neighbors. Yay for neighborhood schools! You can call for a tour here -- 773.534.4508

  • robin in WRP Tired, very tired

    I have a friend who pulled her third grader out of the gifted program at Pritzker, and now sends her to Brentano. The child is so much happier!

28 hours ago

People with drivers licenses that shouldn't

Why? So I walk my son to camp each day for say the last month. We take Parker to Kimball to Fullerton to Kedzie up the Blvd. to Palmer Square….a good 20 -30 minute walk. Each day is a take your life in your own hands issue just because we are walking. Why? well the people that are late for whatever, meeting, or coffee run or to drop your kids off and that all important phone call do not care...

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Why? So I walk my son to camp each day for say the last month. We take Parker to Kimball to Fullerton to Kedzie up the Blvd. to Palmer Square….a good 20 -30 minute walk. Each day is a take your life in your own hands issue just because we are walking. Why? well the people that are late for whatever, meeting, or coffee run or to drop your kids off and that all important phone call do not care to observe STOP signs. I have been almost, bumped and all in the name of cell phones, rushed drivers and just plan ignorance. WHAT is wrong with people? I do not want to do anything but walk my son to school in peace ….is it really that important that you will cost someone their life, just to make a phone call, text or a meeting you butt is already late for?

2 days ago

Updated 29 hours ago

Anyone have info about Paradise Garden?

There is a very nice looking garden at the corner of Drake and Lyndale that has a sign calling it Paradise Garden. There are many nice plants there as well as a gazebo and some benches. However, it has a fence surrounding it and I've never seen it unlocked in the year I've been living near it. Does anyone know the story behind this place? If anyone knows the owner, is there any chance it could be opened up some time for people in the area to visit and/or help maintain it?

  • I know what you mean, they could use some help but it's "private".
    If you would like to do some gardening, we could use your help at Unity Park!

  • Hi Everyone! I actually live right across the street. When I moved into my building, my neighbor informed me that it is actually owned by the couple that own the building in front of it on Palmer and Drake. It has tax exempt status because it is actually a small church. They mass on Sunday mornings.

33 hours ago

Updated 29 hours ago

Bucktown, Logan Square, Humboldt Park and Wicker Park Condo Meetings

Does anyone know where HOA seminars, educational classes or any other community events are held to help HOAs with any concerns or questions?

  • Northside CDC does condo workshops that includes topics around working with HOAs. I don't think Neighborhood Housing Services or Spanish Coalition for housing (more local) does condo workshops, but it would be worth reaching out.

  • Jbowman Neighborhood Guy

    Hi Ariana,

    Check out the following organizations that offer classes/seminars year round.

    1. CAI-IL (Community Association Institute, Illinois Chapter) http://www.cai-illinois.org/
    2. ACTHA (Association of Condominium, Townhouse, and Homeowners Associations) http://www.actha.org/

    J

2 days ago

Updated 31 hours ago

Effectiveness of city's lawn builder

The city recently redid about 1,300 feet of 8-inch water main on my block. Included in this project was the "restoration," including new curbs, parkway sidewalks, and repaving the street (all good things). My main question here is if any of you have experience with this turf building they laid down? Is it effective? Will the grass grow back in time before the end of the summer, or should I expect to have to reseed next spring?

Thanks!

32 hours ago

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Jul 21

Updated 33 hours ago

Increased loitering at Armitage/California

Does anyone know the story behind the group that's been hanging out with increasing frequency at California and Armitage? In front of the bank, and sometimes behind it. Young adults. They're not waiting for the bus...and have been hanging out a lot more often.

  • This is a perfect thread that people are concerned as to what's going on in there neighborhood. That's a good think as that is what EB. Is good for. There is a nescitty for these kind of programs. It's just a shame that so many people have the not in my backyard attitude. This place is meant to help young individuals become better people and will in turn make. For a better neighborhood .

  • Dhe

    Warning!!! Long and biased.

    To all my fine neighbors. I make no excuses for my position. As I stated, I am a home owner of 30 years. I have seen my neighborhood rise from what was once "Hooker Alley." We had prostitues 24/7 on Armitage and California. I was here...

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    Warning!!! Long and biased.

    To all my fine neighbors. I make no excuses for my position. As I stated, I am a home owner of 30 years. I have seen my neighborhood rise from what was once "Hooker Alley." We had prostitues 24/7 on Armitage and California. I was here when Tastee Freeze was a bonified dump. When the strip mall on corner of A&C was a used car dealership with an owner who harbored and supported drug use and prostitution.

    I have fought many, MANY, battles to better my neighborhood. Where Katakanas Restaurant now stands, was once a delapidated building housing a tire shop that conducted business on Mozart with no regard to the neighbors. Should I mention all the shootings and murders that took place in the area? When Mozart & Cortland had gang members boldly hanging on the corner and reeking havoc on the innocents.

    We, dear wife and I of 29 years, were burglarized twice, car broken into three times (Several years ago) our window broken from a stray bullet.

    I and SEVERAL neighbors met with Alderman Moreno to express our concerns over what could potentially happen. We were assured that, what we are now experiencing, would not happen.

    We (neighbors who met with Moreno) are very upset that the issues we voiced are now our reality!

    The facility only houses a small number of beds on a first come first served basis. So what are the rest who didn't get in to do the rest of the night.

    I am pro helping young men and women. My line of work involves this service. These "loiterers" are not from our neighborhood, they are bused in, yet we are left to deal with the after math that neither the Alderman nor the Director of LCN are dealing with.

    What to do??? What to do??

42 hours ago

Updated 33 hours ago

Gunshots near Wrightwood/Drake?

Around 9:30 this evening I heard a series of ~12 pops near Wrightwood and Drake. They occured within a 30 second time span, and they sounded too loud to be from a handgun, yet too infrequent to be fireworks.

Did anyone else hear the same?

  • Joe

    I heard it. It has been awhile since my military days but I did not react to it as trained, my initial thought was banging metal but I could be wrong.

  • Becca500 Reverse Commuter and Bike Rider

    I was sitting on a friend's porch literally at the corner of Wrightwood and Drake at the time you reference.

    It was 100% fireworks, pretty colors and all!

38 hours ago

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