35 hours ago

Updated 28 min ago

Ticket for expired registration - can I contest?

Thanks to the diligent parking enforcement, I received a ticket for Expired Plates or Temporary Registration (Code 0976160F). While I am guilty of not affixing the sticker, I had purchased and received the sticker a few days before the expiration month. My question is that if showing evidence of renewed registration although not on display is grounds for waiver of the $60.00 ticket. Trying to get some input before I contest via mail. Any advice or past experiences will be appreciated!

  • Hi None, I hate to argue, but maybe you didn't read far enough?

    "Procrastinating Drivers Get Pass on Expired License Plate Stickers

    Another new law allows motorists who put off renewing their license plates to drive in a vehicle with an expired sticker, as long as they have proof (like...

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    Hi None, I hate to argue, but maybe you didn't read far enough?

    "Procrastinating Drivers Get Pass on Expired License Plate Stickers

    Another new law allows motorists who put off renewing their license plates to drive in a vehicle with an expired sticker, as long as they have proof (like a receipt) that they renewed their registration before it expired.

    For example, if a vehicle owner renews online right before the expiration date, it may take some time for their registration sticker to arrive in the mail. The receipt of the transaction will allow them to drive on the expired sticker.

    This new law will also give Chicago drivers issued a parking ticket for this offense the ability to use their paid receipt as grounds to dismiss the violation if they choose to contest the citation at a hearing or by mail."

  • Just out of curiosity... a few years ago, I also got cited on the 1st of the month for not renewing on time. However, I still had a Michigan plate at that time, yet was ticketed by Chicago. Is that legit?

23 hours ago

Updated 36 min ago

Coyotes in Humboldt Park PARK

As I walked my dog (on leash and picking up after her) in the Park today, a city worker was driving around stopping to tell any dog owner he saw that they had spotted coyotes in Humboldt Park Park. It sounded as if they had been aggressive towards dogs but I don't have any facts...but I thought 'terrific' the city would send someone to do so.

  • I saw one at Palmer and Humboldt a few years ago but none since. I have heard that coyotes are not particularly good ratters but do better with rabbits and cats. so i wonder if the rats will get worse once the feral cats are gone?

  • B

    Wow! Coyotes in Chicago - love it! I hope the Parks Department lets them stay.

50 min ago

Schubert Ave. Residents - BOLO

This isn't the first time I've noticed that Schubert, from 2800-3200 is a hotbed of robberies and assaults, armed and otherwise. These 2 recent cases are a small sampling of what's been going on there over the past year.

What's going on? Where's CPD?

Robbery: Armed: handgun
3000 block W. Schubert Ave. • Mar 22 @ 12:25 AM

Robbery: Armed: handgun
2900 block W. Schubert Ave. • Mar 22 @ 12:42 AM

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24 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Logan Square is Finally Getting a Dog Park!

The Chicago Park District has received an acceptable bid to construct the Logan Square Dog Park and work is scheduled begin in May, if all goes as planned. The park is located here: http://bit.ly/1NDqO0L You can read more about it in today's edition of Our Urban Times: http://bit.ly/19wSIMS Follow the progress on our Facebook page, too! www.facebook.com/LoganSquareDogPark

Kim Pool
Secretary
Logan Square Dog Park Committee

  • KJ

    It's a 33 minute walk for me so not that excited.

3 days ago

Updated 1 hour ago

#73 bus schedule

Does anyone know the best way to advocate for an extension of the #73 Armitage bus schedule? Right now it stops before 7:30 on weekends, which no longer matches community need, especially once the trail opens. I'd appreciate any guidance. Thanks!

  • As an update, I emailed a bunch of different people and heard back from a few. The CTA forwarded my request to their Service Planning Department. It sounds like the CTA determines the need for service changes based on bus use during other times of day to ensure return on...

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    As an update, I emailed a bunch of different people and heard back from a few. The CTA forwarded my request to their Service Planning Department. It sounds like the CTA determines the need for service changes based on bus use during other times of day to ensure return on investment. I also heard from two representatives from Moreno's office -- one forwarded my message to the CTA and the other suggested talking to the Trust for Public Land (the 606 group) and the other aldermen along Armitage. I contacted all of them but haven't heard back.

    New bus routes on Elston and Clybourn may be difficult, though helpful. Armitage is already a bus route, so it would be a matter of extending hours, but even that costs money in a time of CTA budget cuts.

  • Thanks for doing this. However, I have never heard of the CTA, having eliminated a bus route years ago on Elston and Clybourn, of ever reinstating one. Even though Business conditions have changed for the positive on these streets the last ten years and I think it would be helpful...

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    Thanks for doing this. However, I have never heard of the CTA, having eliminated a bus route years ago on Elston and Clybourn, of ever reinstating one. Even though Business conditions have changed for the positive on these streets the last ten years and I think it would be helpful to businesses on these streets to have bus service. At least the CTA should try it, and if it does not work, they could eliminate it again. As for going through your alderman, many alderman were against cancelling the Lincoln Avenue bus but it happened anyway. I think the CTA makes up it's mind, holds public hearing because it has to, and then does what it wants to anyway. For reasons unknown, why do they keep the #37 Sedgwick bus going? I have lived on the Northside for years and never used it. Those buses could be put to work on Clybourn and Elston Avenues.

17 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Canine Influenza Hits Chicago

Please forward to your friends and pet owners on your area!

Outbreak-of-Canine-Influenza-Hits-Chicago-Area-298050021.html

20 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Concrete steps?

Hi all! The concrete stairs leading up to my front door are cracked and pieces have fallen off. I don't want to rip down the whole thing, but I do need someone to fix them. Does anyone know of a good person and/or company that does this kind of work? Thank you in advance!

21 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Filming near drake and lyndale

Looks like Chicago fire? I drove by yesterday and the house was burned out..

  • Chandler Logan Square Resident

    Chicago Fire... yes . As far as I know, it was just for today . Intersection of Drake and Belden closed all day .

  • Peter W. 18 yr Logan Sq Resident

    The apartment building was rigged to look like it was burning. It is not actually burned out.

23 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Fioretti Joins The 1%

After much consternation, soul searching and running out of change in his sofa's Fioretti decides what is best for him(city) and endorsed the New and Improved Rahm. Fioretti tells you why in this podcast.
http://wgnradio.com/2015/03/30/alderman-bob-fioretti-tells-dean-richards-why-hes-backing-rahm/
For those who a little foggy on Fioretti's past view on Rahm, The Reader can help refresh our memory.
http://m.chicagoreader.com/Bleader/archives/2015/03/30/corrections-and-clarifications-from-bob-fioretti

43 hours ago

Updated 8 hours ago

Brewery/restaurant at Kimball/Diversey/Milwaukee

On our way to the Gap outlet, we noticed some permits up next door for a brewery and restaurant but haven't been able to find anything as to what brewery this is going to be... anyone know or have read anything?

  • Kimberly P. 6-year Logan Square resident

    The article says the brewpub won't serve food but the permit on the door says brewery and restaurant. Any news on what the restaurant will be?

  • Fuarain CTA rider, walker, animal person

    as a hungry drunk I really hope they do serve food. I like snacks with my beer!

11 hours ago

Updated 10 hours ago

Anyone else hear all the commotion today?

http://abc7chicago.com/news/2-people-found-stabbed-to-death-in-logan-square/596301/

Heard sirens for most of early afternoon, sounded serious for how long they were going by.

Does anyone know what the story is?

  • It was a domestic issue. The neighbors don't need yo be worried for their safety related to this unfortunate incident.

  • That's a relief but still horrible to hear. Thanks for the reply.

41 hours ago

Updated 11 hours ago

Lost Keys

Hi neighbors,
I dropped my keys this afternoon while I was out walking my dogs. While I re-walked the path several times, I cannot find them! If you notice a set of keys (should include apartment, bike lock, and a really obnoxious pink key charm from Claire's).

Please let me know if you see them!
Best regards,
Helen

  • Thank you. Can you tell me whereabouts, please?

  • It's by the house on the corner of St Louis and Diversey. I last saw them today hanging on the black fence near the garage.

39 hours ago

Updated 12 hours ago

Roof Deck Builder Recommendations?

We moved into our townhouse last fall, and now that winter is over we want to re-build our roof deck. There's currently a small deck (100 sq. ft) in place, but we want to replace it with one that fills the maximum allowable build-able space (approx. 400 sq. ft.). Does anybody have recommendations for a roof deck builder?

  • CGF

    Green Landscape Solutions
    Freddy (Owner)
    773-844-3909

    He does hard scapes, fences, iron, and decks. Has done several large projects for me with great success. I have seen a few amazing roof decks he completed last year.

  • Rick in Kimball's farm LogSq resident for 13.14 x 10^6 minutes

    Adam from Estes builders replaced the 2 story rear porch on my 4 flat last month. He was one of the best contractors I've delt with in the past decade. He specializes in porches but does it all. Straight shooter no nonsense. Not the cheapest and not the most expensive. Estes Builders 773-251-9879. Tell him Rick from Drake sent you.

18 hours ago

Parking Spot for Rent!

Corner of Spaulding and Dickens. Uncovered parking spot in a safe, well-lit lot off of the alley. Available April 1st for month-to-month, or a year-long agreement. $100/month. Message me if you're interested!

3 days ago

Updated 19 hours ago

Favorite tortilla chips?

This may sound weird, but having just moved here I need to know what are the dankest tortilla chips to be had here in Chicago. Coming from out west, the best we have are called Juanita's, made in Hood River, Oregon. Tell me the best brands.

5 days ago

Updated 20 hours ago

If you don't pick up that poop you might get flagged!

This topic has been addressed here ad nauseam, I don't think the offenders are reading Every Block- you know, pick up your dog poop! This afternoon, someone actually flagged a dog poop. I am not sure what to make of it- If you want to see this- take a look, I took a picture. (for some unknown reason, Everyblock pics are not going through)

https://www.flickr.com/photos/bartshore/16915159066/

  • CV in Logan Square Born and bred Sside, NWside transplant and love it

    Want to stop people from leaving dog poop behind? Take a photo of the offender, put it on fliers and post them all over the neighborhood. While it is an action, a flag doesn't connect the offender to the offending act. I love my neighborhood but I am sick and tired of having to tightrope down the sidewalk (and now, the curb!) to avoid dog feces. It was a nicer place to live before Logan Square got hot and started attracting lazy and inconsiderate dog owners.

  • This is great!

Mar 21

Updated 20 hours ago

Small black and tan dog with red collar seen running around Logan Square

Just saw a small black and tan dog with a red collar running around the alleys between the 2000 block of Kedzie and Humboldt. Dog was running very fast so I was unable to get very close. If this is your dog, he/she was last seen headed north on 2000 block of Humboldt Blvd on 3/21/15 at 9:15pm.

  • Tara, it was a little black dog, but I'm out a lot with my dog and I will keep an eye out with treats in my pocket for your pooch as well. I'm so sorry.

  • Thank you! We appreciate it!

Mar 25

Updated 21 hours ago

Two Towers/Max Gerber Development 2nd Community Meeting

The 2nd Community Meeting for the old Max Gerber Project (The Two Towers), at 2293 N. Milwaukee Ave, will be Monday, March 30th, at the Haas Park Fieldhouse at 6:30 p.m .

The last meeting was packed and was originally proposed to add 253 rental units in the area near the California L station - that's on top of 52 now permitted at 2340 N. California and 120 planned to open in Spring 2016 at 2211 N. Milwaukee.

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35 hours ago

Updated 25 hours ago

Routine Traffic Stop Ended In A Police Car Chase.

Police stopped a vehicle in front of the logan square blue line, when they asked the driver to step out (Police already had his on his gun), the driver took off. He sped down Milwaukee ave and dangerously turned into the boulevard where he crashed against a parked car in front of NewWave and ended hitting a pole. They immediately handcuffed him, and gave him the medical attention he needed before they drove away.

I overheard someone say it was a stolen vehicle.

Very scary, Very real.

  • Saw all the police cars, ambulances, and the wreckage tonight and wondered what had happened but could tell from looking that it was some kind of a car chase gone awry. Thanks Stefania

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

    Was wondering what all those cops around the Square were up to last night.

  • George F in Ravenswood displaced New Yorker

    The car thief didn't have run. He could've taken his punishment like a man. Because he ran, he made things worse for himself, and the owners of the vehicle (us), he destroyed Fortunately no officer, pedestrian, or driver was killed, otherwise he would've been charged with murder.

Mar 18

Updated 26 hours ago

LOST DOG - Abby - Maltese Yorkie Mix (Shih tzu, Lhasa)

Abby is still missing since she ran away from our dog sitter last Thursday 3/12.

She is a 10lb. Sandy (Light Blonde/White) Maltese Yorkie mix that we miss dearly.

There has been a recent report of a potential sighting 3/12 at Cortland and Whipple and then a potential sighting 3/15 of her at Sawyer and Wabansia. After spending 3 days walking around calling her name and talking with everyone we have not spotted her and haven't heard of any sightings since.

Please let us know if you have any information!

Jeff & Tara
315-391-8432
815-814-3427

  • No we have not found Abby yet. Where did you see this? Thanks!

  • It was on the Felines & Canines rescue page on Facebook. I took a snapshot of your post and posted it on theirs hoping someone would reach out.

4 days ago

Updated 27 hours ago

Logan Square - Avondale Newspaper Ad Sales

Hello Neighbors, we are launching the 2nd edition of Logan Square - Avondale Life, which covers cultural, economic and political life in the area. For this edition, we are looking for someone for advertising sales, specifically to help us get some more local businesses to advertise. The part-time position is commission based, with a high commission rate (50% of gross revenues for new advertisers brought on), which can ad up nicely. For more details, you are welcome to e-mail (jraider2@aol.com) us anytime. Thank you in advance for your consideration.

  • Jason Raider Owner & Managing Broker of Raider Realty

    Hi Katie,

    For the time being the paper is only available in print. But, if you send me an e-mail (jraider2@aol.com) I can forward you a digital copy. Thanks.

  • I would love to take a peek at it! Kdoyle715@Gmail.com

32 hours ago

36 hours ago

Police Chase, Crash in front of New Wave Cafe

8:45PM 03-30-2015
Just saw unmarked police cruiser wiz by me and crowd reacting. I turned around to see what the commotion was. Older Oldsmobile crashed into car and then post. Did not see driver.

3 days ago

Updated 41 hours ago

Room for Rent

Greetings all
I am posting this for my friend, who is looking for a roommate. Please contact me and I will pass on your information to her to set up an appointment.

18X22 ROOM FOR RENT
May 1st

I am looking for a non-smoking, peace loving, cat friendly neat individual to rent a beautiful room in an amazing Arts & Crafts building in the Fullerton and Western area; tree lined street, easy parking, tons of public trans, very safe neighborhood....

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Greetings all
I am posting this for my friend, who is looking for a roommate. Please contact me and I will pass on your information to her to set up an appointment.

18X22 ROOM FOR RENT
May 1st

I am looking for a non-smoking, peace loving, cat friendly neat individual to rent a beautiful room in an amazing Arts & Crafts building in the Fullerton and Western area; tree lined street, easy parking, tons of public trans, very safe neighborhood.

The 18X22 room is in the front of the apartment. It is very private, almost like having your own studio apartment. There is a faux fireplace, stained glass windows, ceiling fan, and the front of room is all windows, so lots of light. The apartment is on the second floor so it feels like you are in the trees. The room is large enough for sitting area, office, and bedroom area. Built-in book shelves. Beautiful!

The kitchen is huge and modernized, dish washer, walk in pantry, kitchen is furnished. The bathroom is also huge and very nice, clean, subway tiles, ceiling fan. The coin laundry is in basement. There is some storage available. OK for bike in basement, real safe. 3 units in the building, so the building is quiet. I have 2 cats. No more pets are allowed.

$650.00 per month everything included (rent, utilities, cleaning supplies etc. and housekeeping.) Phone & internet not included. $650.00 security deposit and references required. Apartment available May 1st (preferred) but could be as early as April 15th or as late as June 1st as well.

  • Colby K. Lincoln Square resident, event/media producer

    The room has been rented! Thanks to all who responded!!

Mar 24

Updated 46 hours ago

Anywhere nearby take small food donations?

Hi all, does anyone know of a food bank or agency nearby that takes donations of non-perishable food from individuals? I'm moving and have several grocery bags of items I can't take with me that I hate to just throw out.

  • Lisa Sepper Logan Square area

    There is a food pantry Our Lady of Grace 3749 W Altgeld, 773-702-5900

  • I also have a bag of cans to donate somewhere. Is there anywhere I can drop off near Logan Square that has evening or weekend hours? Thanks!

2 days ago

Updated 46 hours ago

Is this your bike?

Someone left a bike on the sidewalk in front of our house that we presume was stolen. If you think it's yours please reply with identifying details. We plan to report it tomorrow and will also check all of the stolen bike websites.

46 hours ago

Renting Beautiful, Renovated Room, May 1 - $750

Hi Neighbors,

My housemate and I are seeking another roomie for our incredible, renovated duplex in Humboldt Park, 2 blocks south of North, east of the park.

It's a 3 bedroom, 2-flat apartment in a 3 unit building, newly renovated near Washtenaw and Le Moyne. Conveniently located 2 blocks away from park and a block from Cermak Produce. There are 3 full bathrooms, 3 outdoor patios, new washer and dryer in-unit, a backyard, one enclosed parking space, a whirlpool, gas...

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Hi Neighbors,

My housemate and I are seeking another roomie for our incredible, renovated duplex in Humboldt Park, 2 blocks south of North, east of the park.

It's a 3 bedroom, 2-flat apartment in a 3 unit building, newly renovated near Washtenaw and Le Moyne. Conveniently located 2 blocks away from park and a block from Cermak Produce. There are 3 full bathrooms, 3 outdoor patios, new washer and dryer in-unit, a backyard, one enclosed parking space, a whirlpool, gas fireplace, and beautiful open spaces with tons of sun. Basically, everyone has their own studio and we share the large, open kitchen and living room. Room for rent is $750 + an additional $60 (approx) for utilities. One year lease started on May 1. Email for more deets and pictures. http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/roo/4944653173.html

2 days ago

Updated 46 hours ago

Anyone see a car wreck on Belden last night?

This is a total shot in the dark, but I'm wondering if anyone who lives on the block of Belden between Kimball and Spaulding may have happened to witness a (probably) large car that was (maybe) reddish or burgundy in color smash into the front side of my parked car?

This piece of human garbage did not leave a note, but did leave an enormous dent in my car.

  • Lugo 30+years Logan-Hermosa

    You call 311 and ask for police non emergency

  • Yes - file the report with 311 (or stop at the station) and get the report number. You'll need that to file with your insurance company if you want to get it fixed. Unfortunately, unless you figure out who the culprit is, you'll be stuck with the deductible for your collision coverage (assuming you carry that).

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2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

New Friends of the Library group for Logan Square

Hi all,
The new Friends of the Library for the Logan Square branch is holding its second meeting this Thursday at 6:30, in the library's conference room. We're looking for ideas, volunteers, people who love their library and want to make it better. We have a small group that turned out for our first meeting! Please leave me a note if you're interested, and find us on Facebook (for which we're going to start adding content soon!).

  • I can't make the Thursday meeting, but would like to be kept up todate. Please email me at franksfelicia@gmail.com

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Sublet needed

I have a friend who has to move out of her apartment by June 1st because her lease is up and the owners (its a condo) are going to sell the unit. She wants to buy a house, but can't until next fall. She's looking for a 6 month lease starting June 1st. Anywhere on the northwest side is fine with her but she'd like to be close to public transit. Does anyone have any ideas?

  • ErikaM Blue-Line identified

    Some air bnb spaces will let for extended periods.

  • Have her e-mail me at klh@mindspring.com please...I may have what she is looking for....but it is Logan Square.

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Alterations recommendations in Logan Square

I have some jeans that need to be taken in a bit. I tried the place on Armitage and Kedzie, but the stitches didn't hold up for long. Any recommendations? Thanks in advance! :)

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Where to sell used mattresses?

My middle-aged mother is moving to a smaller apartment this weekend and no longer wants, needs, or has space for her queen sized mattress and bed frame. I don't really want to go the craigslist route because waiting for a legit buyer (as opposed to a cashiers check scammer) and then trying to coordinate pick up is more of a hassle than I'm willing to deal with this weekend. I know there are used mattress stores but…? can't seem to find much info on getting rid of them, only buying them. It's a decent quality mattress, about 14 years old, cats and dogs in home. Suggestions?

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Fioretti backs Rahm?

What does this mean for the beloved Progressive Caucus? Was Bob for sale? What do the people who backed Bob for round one say about this? Somebody talk me down.

  • Douglas Raul Williams Family history in Logan Square since 1970

    Clearly a deal was struck since Fioretti is not running for his old aldermanic seat and his law firm will need business form the city. It is really disappointing and leaves a bad legacy for Fioretti since he was such a Rahm basher all his career.

  • Charles Thomas just tweeted - ".@Fioretti2ndWard admits failed effort to get @SEIULocal1 help paying debt. @RahmEmanuel says he'll help. Hmm"

Mar 17

Updated 2 days ago

Logan Square Dog Park

Anyone have any updates on the Logan Square Dog Park? After it was approved last year the blueprint was on the Park District website with construction to begin Fall 2014. Obviously that hasn't happened. Any info would be appreciated.

  • Chris Defying a Singular Identity

    In 2012 the park 556 site, which includes the dog park, received $340,000 in OSIF funds, arranged by Ald. Colon for site development. The money has already been transferred to the Park District so State funding changes for other projects should not affect this project. The bids just need to...

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    In 2012 the park 556 site, which includes the dog park, received $340,000 in OSIF funds, arranged by Ald. Colon for site development. The money has already been transferred to the Park District so State funding changes for other projects should not affect this project. The bids just need to come in at the budget, and we'll know soon if that is going to happen.

    That said - Kim's note is on point. These projects only survive if people continue to get involved to support them, so please do get involved!

  • Kimberly P. 6-year Logan Square resident

    Hi dog lovers. I have an update on the future of the Logan Square Dog Park. We just heard back from the Chicago Park District and they have plans to begin construction on the new park in May! We are trying to get the project manager from the park district to attend our next committee meeting so he can walk everyone through the plans. Like our Facebook page for updates.

    Kim Pool
    Secretary
    Logan Square Dog Park Committee

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

  • Joe

    And Robyn, did you bother to read any article? Minimum wage increases have been implemented in Oakland, SF and April 1st Seattle, and nothing you believe actually happens.

  • Joe, it was written by a self-identified conservative, who writes for a conservative economic policy group. He has an agenda he is pushing and this article isn't saying anything new. It confirms people's beliefs who already think this way. I'm waiting for the hard evidence, not conjecture and fear. I...

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    Joe, it was written by a self-identified conservative, who writes for a conservative economic policy group. He has an agenda he is pushing and this article isn't saying anything new. It confirms people's beliefs who already think this way. I'm waiting for the hard evidence, not conjecture and fear. I happen to think that a rise in minimum wage is a good thing all around. There may be bad unintended consequences, but I really don't understand the conservative perspective not on paying people better...other than the wealthy keep on getting wealthier.

    I am trying to keep this to a logical argument, but you are putting little faith in people and your 20 or $100 argument is a little silly. Nobody is taking your $15 dollars/ hour. People earning on a more equal scale would be better for the middle class that you are concerned about. I thought conservative were all about letting people do what they want with their money? You are saying that $15 is bad because people won't save it or spend it the way that you think they should.

    Anyway, I'm sorry, I don't buy into fear politics and although I wholeheartedly disagree with your argument, I respect your opinion. Time will tell though.

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6 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

More on the stick ups at 3000 W Schubert from DNA Info-

A man who wore a hoodie with the famous tagline "We Trippy Mane" during one crime is suspected of robbing Logan Square residents at gunpoint this month.

The saying was made famous by Juicy J, of the Academy Award-winning rap duo Three 6 Mafia.

During the robberies, the man says he has a weapon then takes the victim's property.

The first robbery occurred on March 14 around 10:30 p.m., in the 3000 block of West Schubert Avenue. On Monday, another...

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A man who wore a hoodie with the famous tagline "We Trippy Mane" during one crime is suspected of robbing Logan Square residents at gunpoint this month.

The saying was made famous by Juicy J, of the Academy Award-winning rap duo Three 6 Mafia.

During the robberies, the man says he has a weapon then takes the victim's property.

The first robbery occurred on March 14 around 10:30 p.m., in the 3000 block of West Schubert Avenue. On Monday, another person was robbed around 12:25 a.m. on the same block. About 15 minutes later, another person was robbed in the 2900 block of West Schubert Avenue, police said.

According to police, the suspect is between 18 and 30 years old, stands around 5-foot-11 and weighs about 165 pounds.

In one of the incidents, the man was wearing a dark sweatshirt with pink lettering of the phrase "We Trippy Mane," blue jeans, beige boots and earrings in both ears, police said.

you can see the thug at this lnk: http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150325/lincoln-square/we-trippy-mane-hoodie-wearing-man-robbing-lincoln-square-residents

  • Hot rock, are serious.?

  • Hot rock, sorry, I didn't see that you had asked the preceding question.

    But yes, it's legalto post warning photos of a suspected mugger.

Mar 25

Updated 3 days ago

5 story 'Micro' apartment building approved for 2328 N. Milwaukee Ave

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150325/logan-square/micro-apartments-approved-for-logan-square-after-year-of-revision

According to dnainfo:

"The Transit-Oriented Development would house 52 units ranging from an average size of 439-square-foot studios, 1,537-square-foot one-bedroom units and roughly 1,000-square-foot two-bedroom units
Cost for each unit will range from $1,200 for studio apartments, $1,400 for one-bedroom units and roughly $2,100 for two-bedroom units.

The plan for the Logan Square development will feature 18 parking spaces, two Zipcars and five affordable housing units — 10 percent of the total units"

So this won't be have 'SRO'...

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http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150325/logan-square/micro-apartments-approved-for-logan-square-after-year-of-revision

According to dnainfo:

"The Transit-Oriented Development would house 52 units ranging from an average size of 439-square-foot studios, 1,537-square-foot one-bedroom units and roughly 1,000-square-foot two-bedroom units
Cost for each unit will range from $1,200 for studio apartments, $1,400 for one-bedroom units and roughly $2,100 for two-bedroom units.

The plan for the Logan Square development will feature 18 parking spaces, two Zipcars and five affordable housing units — 10 percent of the total units"

So this won't be have 'SRO' /single room occupancy zoning. And to me the units are not very MICRO...or cheep. (I think the article might be mixing up the 1000sqft 2 bedroom with the 1500sqft 1 bedroom).

To me this seems like a good fit for a busy corner right by the El. This should help spread the revitalization of Milwaukee Ave further northwest.

  • Alan.. You're probably wrong.

    Jerry, just because you didn't make that much doesn't mean there isn't a market for it. I can think of two guys off the top of my head that were making that much as union guys while I was still in college. They went in straight from HS so no...

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    Jerry, just because you didn't make that much doesn't mean there isn't a market for it. I can think of two guys off the top of my head that were making that much as union guys while I was still in college. They went in straight from HS so no debt.
    Personally, I would NEVER pay anything close to that. I mean, my condo is half that and 1.5x the size (lol it's small) of that. But hey, it's not for everyone. Would you rather have this person rent one of these new ones and spend there cash here or take up some of the rental stock that's already dwindling as that's their only option in the area and force someone out of a cheaper apt?

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

    I would say that it's better to get together with 2-3 friends and rent a floor of a two flat. Economically, that is the best way to go, and how most savvy young people have been doing it here as long as I can remember. Since wages have basically remained flat since 1980, any independent (ie:not reliant on Ps) young person has limited options as they whittle away at their college debt.

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Water Bill

I know this has been a recent topic, but my (metered) water bill arrived today. Last March, my water bill was $83.40. This March, the bill is $177.49! I sure hope my tenants understand when they get a big increase in rent this year. And no, I don't have any leaks.

  • You might want to install water saving shower heads (if you haven't done so already).

  • Our (single family) bill went up a lot last time because we used a lot more water with our whole house humidifier. Almost double the amount with the cold temps. Maybe that's just us, but we used a lot more volume this winter.

4 days ago

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Found dogs

Two dogs were found near Starbucks at Roscoe and leavitt. Large Brindle mix and large doodle. They're safe with me

Feb 03

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Development around Kedzie/Armitage?

Does anyone know what's happening in the building across from Scofflaw (MuveMusic building) on the NW corner of Kedzie and Armitage? My boyfriend received a hint from someone at Scofflaw that "something good" was coming, but no more details were offered. I also wondered if anyone had heard any plans about anything coming into the other vacant buildings on the north side of Armitage in that general area (for example, there are a few vacant storefronts between the cleaners and Walgreens, east of Kedzie)?

4 days ago

oakland-kids-get-a-raise-from-the-new-minimum-wage

http://www.npr.org/2015/03/25/394328003/oakland-kids-get-a-raise-from-the-new-minimum-wage
Zero is Zero if you change Zero even with good intentions there are consequences
http://www.wsj.com/articles/michael-saltsman-the-unappetizing-effect-of-minimum-wage-hikes-1427240817
consequences of minimum-wage increases,research by the Institute for the Study of Labor,University of California economist David Neumark,each 10% hike in the minimum wage has caused a 1% to 2% drop in youth employment. Federal Reserve of Chicago found an increase in fast-food prices associated with wage change.
Business labor-cost increases offset by increase in prices. Oakland, restaurants are raising prices by 20%, SF Chronicle...

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http://www.npr.org/2015/03/25/394328003/oakland-kids-get-a-raise-from-the-new-minimum-wage
Zero is Zero if you change Zero even with good intentions there are consequences
http://www.wsj.com/articles/michael-saltsman-the-unappetizing-effect-of-minimum-wage-hikes-1427240817
consequences of minimum-wage increases,research by the Institute for the Study of Labor,University of California economist David Neumark,each 10% hike in the minimum wage has caused a 1% to 2% drop in youth employment. Federal Reserve of Chicago found an increase in fast-food prices associated with wage change.
Business labor-cost increases offset by increase in prices. Oakland, restaurants are raising prices by 20%, SF Chronicle “some of the city’s top restaurateurs fear they will lose customers to higher prices.” are eliminating tips as they raise prices.
this change in compensation practices has reduced the take-home pay for some of the employees it was supposed to help: Oakland restaurant Homestead, servers are taking “a substantial pay cut,” earning a flat wage of $18 to $24 an hour, no tips instead of the $35 to $55 an hour they were earning when tips were included.
SF retailer Borderlands Books, the owner announced that the city’s $15 minimum wage would put him out of business, because the prices of his products were already printed on the covers.
The Abbot’s Cellar—forthcoming $15 minimum wage, compelled its owners to close. the restaurant had no ability to absorb the added cost, and neither a miraculous increase in sales volume nor higher prices were viable options.
These aren’t isolated. In the SoMa neighborhood, a vegetarian diner called The Source closed in January,citing the higher minimum wage. Oakland Chinatown Chamber of Commerce, 10 restaurants or grocery stores opted to permanently close this year. Salvation Army’s child-care facility is “scrambling to find ways to keep the doors open” in response to labor cost increases

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Mulch by the truck load

Are there any places nearby that sell mulch by the truck load? Or is there a way to rent a truck (Home Depot) and go get a truckload of mulch? Our building has a mulch bed that runs the entire parkway of a half block. We've had the outfit that mows our tiny yards install and refill it in the past, but wouldn't mind doing it myself if the economics are right. And I've looked into going to Home Depot, or something similar, and buying by the bag and that did not seem like a reasonable option.

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