11 min ago

yay kitties

my family and i are off to meet two adult cats who are in need of relocation due to a move they cannot go on. I hope we all get along and we can give these two buddies a new home to start a new chapter in their nine lives, lol. thanks for all the tips and leads and good luck with all the adoptions and everything else.

1 hour ago

We found your dog! Female Beagle

Please call me if this is your dog! 630-399-4225

2 days ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Amazonian front yard?

Has anybody else has noticed a blue house on the NE corner of Kedzie and Bloomingdale? It's literally hard to see through the weed jungle that was probably once a front yard.

The weeds get so tall they literally bury the fire hydrant for that part of the block and get so long that they are encroach the sidewalk. After several weeks go by either myself or a neighbor will go over there just to make the sidewalk and hydrant...

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Has anybody else has noticed a blue house on the NE corner of Kedzie and Bloomingdale? It's literally hard to see through the weed jungle that was probably once a front yard.

The weeds get so tall they literally bury the fire hydrant for that part of the block and get so long that they are encroach the sidewalk. After several weeks go by either myself or a neighbor will go over there just to make the sidewalk and hydrant accessible.

The house is not abandoned and it is not a story of little old grandma. I see twenty-somethings coming in and out of there all the time.

I know some neighbors have already explained the problem to them to no avail they just let it grow au naturale.

Anybody have experience getting able bodied neighbors to do the right (and lawful) thing?

  • Well... this is my house. Had no idea this was an issue, to my knowledge no one has asked me to address the situation. It's just the front by the hydrant your worried about? My raspberries and grapes are ok?

  • Hayek Not FDIC Insured | May lose value

    Hi Travis!

    Nice to meet you. I'm the guy you might have noticed out there trimming from time to time and picking up trash on the weekends.

    I apologize if this is the first time you've heard that this is a problem. I've personally spoken to a young woman that...

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    Hi Travis!

    Nice to meet you. I'm the guy you might have noticed out there trimming from time to time and picking up trash on the weekends.

    I apologize if this is the first time you've heard that this is a problem. I've personally spoken to a young woman that lives there at least twice and explained tall weeds in that area obstruct the view around the corner for traffic turning both onto and off of Kedzie. She said she'd pass the message along which I guess didn't happen. Another neighbor between you and I said he spoke to somebody about it more than once as well.

    Yes, the weeds in the apron are a problem for the reasons described in this thread. These are why Chicago has a weed ordinance in the first place (see here http://chicagocode.org/7-28-120/). What is in the apron is neither grape nor raspberry but whatever happened to grow there so please just keep it trimmed and off the sidewalk.

    As for the grapes and raspberries, all I can really ask that you trim them back so that they don't obstruct the sidewalk. We have a lot of walkers, joggers, strollers and bicycle (right or wrong) traffic in this neighborhoor and nobody enjoys getting slapped by a raspberry bush. If you want vines growing wild all over your front yard and up your house, that's your business but I wouldn't be a very good neighbor if I didn't warn you about doing so. They might be "natural" but nature and man-made structures like your house just don't get along. Those wild-growing vines have already destroyed the once-beautiful structure in your front yard and will eventually do the same to your home.

Aug 10

Updated 1 hour ago

Looking to meet new mom's!

Hello! I am a new mom and will be staying at home with my baby through next August. I would love to meet a couple other new moms for daytime socializing, learning how to get out of the house, sharing stories and ideas, meeting for short walks, etc...I joined Meet Up, but thought I might give this a try, too. Feel free to message me if you are interested in getting together one day in the coming weeks, even just for an hour. Thanks!

  • Yara, we're planning on meeting around 1:30 by the picnic tables. See you then!

  • I'd love to meet up with you ladies, I have a 4 month old little boy :)

21 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

ComEd fridge recycling program

Hi. Has anyone used the ComEd pickup/recycleing program? Did they pickup when they said they were going to? Did you have to wait around all day? They must've had quite a response because they used to pay $50 not $35.

https://www.comed.com/home-savings/rebates-incentives/Pages/refrigerator-recycling.aspx

  • It's because it is a energy savings program. They are supposed to recycle old energy inefficient frigs that are working, to get them out of use. Lots of people look for these to put in a basement or garage as a second frig not knowing that they use so much electricity that they are actually paying more to have these frigs. The pay back on a new frig can be 5 years or sometimes less. This is the only appliance in your house that is on 24/7/365.

  • Thank you John! That makes sense!

27 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

suspicious guy going door to door

Just had a guy (about 20 years old) come to my door. Said he wanted to buy a house on our street (3000 block of Gresham) and asked if we were selling. Had a camera and notebook and was going door to door. Seemed weird because I don't know many 20 year olds buying houses, plus there's already 3 homes for sale on our block and that didn't seem like a legit way to find a property to buy. Not sure if I'm overreacting but only wanted to put it out there for anyone else to be on the look out just in case.

  • @alex52, the only suspicious thing was after I told him there were some houses for sale down the block he asked if I knew if any of my other neighbors wanted to sell. I said I didn't know and his response was "oh, so you don't really talk to your neighbors?" Again, maybe I'm blowing it out of proportion, but it struck me as a bit odd. And he had a camera--as if I would actually let him in my house to take pictures if I did want to sell.

  • I'd think it was suspicious too. Always follow your gut. You could also call the local cpd office and mention it...they may have some insight re if it's a scam or not.

3 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Anybody know of somewhere to get custom shower doors (or need some)?

I am an idiot and measured incorrectly during a remodel. Put the shower base in, tile is gorgeous, and now the frameless doors I purchased are too small and don't think there's a preexisting size for what I already have installed, so I guess I get to have something created.

That being said, any body want a clear tempered glass 30.25 x 30x25 frameless shower enclosure for a song? (google Vigo frameless 32x32 shower enclosure - no base included; brushed...

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I am an idiot and measured incorrectly during a remodel. Put the shower base in, tile is gorgeous, and now the frameless doors I purchased are too small and don't think there's a preexisting size for what I already have installed, so I guess I get to have something created.

That being said, any body want a clear tempered glass 30.25 x 30x25 frameless shower enclosure for a song? (google Vigo frameless 32x32 shower enclosure - no base included; brushed nickel hardware). If you pick up I will sell it to you for peanuts. It's over 200lbs of shower so need at least a couple guys w/ a truck or large van to pick up. I will sell it for less than 1/2 msrp (LESS THAN HALF), NIB.

3 hours ago

FALL FEST, September 27th, St. John Berchmans

Sat, Sep 27, 2014 10 am- 4pm

• A STAGE with continuous family entertainment.
• 17 BOOTHS including Face Painting/Tattoos, Beauty Booth, Mini-Manicures, Football Toss, Decorate-a-T-shirt, Spin Art, Photo Booth, Pumpkin Bowling, Golf Challenge, Cupcake Walk, Big slide, Bounce House, Egg Toss (adults and children) and many more.
• All activities are included in the price of the wristband. Prices are as follows: 1=$20, 2=$35, 3=$50, 4=$60
• ‘Stock the Bar’ Raffle ($5 a ticket – 100% goes towards fundraising commitment)
• Food and Beer in the courtyard provided by: Bang Bang Pies, Dunlays, Chipotle, Revolution Brewery, Diversey Bowl, Vienna Beef and many more!
• CONFETTI EGGS, CONFETTI EGGS, CONFETTI EGGS!!
Please contact St. John Berchmans, 773-486-1334 www.stjohnberchmans.org

4 hours ago

FREE Men's Haircut this Tuesday!

Male haircut model needed!
Must be open to clipper and scissor combo cut.
Tuesday 9/2 at 11am in Logan Square.
Email for more info!
HeatherNoelWatson@gmail.com

4 hours ago

FREE Haircolor this Tuesday!

Looking for a model to do a partial highlight on this Tuesday in Logan Square. Little to no previous haircolor preferred. I will also need to do a haircut, but it can just be a trim.
Email for more info!
HeatherNoelWatson@gmail.com

46 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Chihuahua Running Loose in Logan

There's a skiddish chihuahua with no collar or tags running amuck around Kedzie Ave and McLean. I saw him almost run into Kedzie traffic. I, along with some neighbors tried to lure him/her toward us, with no luck. Every time we get close, she/he barks and runs away to hide. This is right near Armitage, and I'm so concerned that he's going to get hit by a car.

  • Does he have to go back to those awful people?
    Is it against the law to let your dog run loose as it is a possible traffic hazzard if nothing else? Is there a rescue you could just turn him over to? You know what his fate is going to be if he has to go back to those nasties.

  • Hope they hold to that "proof of ownership." i bet the people in that house have no vet records or anything for this poor unfixed guy.

33 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Buying a Condo

Thinking about buying a Condo around Milwaukee and Central Park.
Any feedback on the area? Are there any plans for new retail in that section of Milwaukee ave?

Thanks

  • If I were looking for a new neighborhood, I would seriously consider the area near Milwaukee/Central Park. I like La Farine and Tacos Tequila, and the pace of life in that neighborhood doesn't seem as frenetic (or expensive) as Logan Square. I live near the heart of Logan Square but...

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    If I were looking for a new neighborhood, I would seriously consider the area near Milwaukee/Central Park. I like La Farine and Tacos Tequila, and the pace of life in that neighborhood doesn't seem as frenetic (or expensive) as Logan Square. I live near the heart of Logan Square but enjoy hiking up NW on Milwaukee to get a break from some of the trendiness (which I also enjoy). The neighborhood resembles what Logan used to be like 15 years ago. The housing stock isn't as formal but there are some interesting buildings and I enjoy wandering around up there.

  • It depends on what you are looking for but I love the area. La Farine alone is worth it! Like Keith said, less frenetic, trendy and expensive. Just a bit north and you have access to the best polish markets in the area. go for it!

32 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Potholes... in august

Anyone else noticed the 2 foot deep pothole on the right side of the road on the freeway entrance from western (under the overpass) months ago the city put up roadblocks and someone was kind enough to throw a giant trash bin into the hole itself.... And there it sits. Sigh.

6 hours ago

Moving boxes

It's that time of year again. If anyone in the area has any free moving boxes, I would love to take them off your hands. Can pickup tonight.

Thanks!

22 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Printed and Framed

Where is a good place in bucktown to get a picture printed and framed? Not looking for the highest quality frame or anything. Just a good value. Maybe 5 feet by 4 feet large print and frame.

6 hours ago

Botched 'Anti-homeless' Barricades in Avondale Cost At Least $45K So Far

Full article on DNAinfo: http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20140829/avondale/botched-anti-homeless-barricades-avondale-cost-at-least-45k-so-far

"A revised project plan from the city shows the height of the barriers being reduced 2 feet, but the hollow barricades will need to be redone. The revised plan also includes a reduction of the barriers' slope from a sharp 63 degrees to 34 degrees."

30 hours ago

Updated 7 hours ago

Yard waste, weed removal service?

Do any of you know of a service in Logan Square you would recommend for removing some weeds, yard waste and old landscaping materials? We bought a house last summer, and there is an area in the back yard near the alley gate where the previous owners stacked some old stone pavers and piles of pulled weeds and yard waste. The area is now also overgrown with live weeds. I'm looking for someone to come and pull the weeds and...

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Do any of you know of a service in Logan Square you would recommend for removing some weeds, yard waste and old landscaping materials? We bought a house last summer, and there is an area in the back yard near the alley gate where the previous owners stacked some old stone pavers and piles of pulled weeds and yard waste. The area is now also overgrown with live weeds. I'm looking for someone to come and pull the weeds and remove and haul away the old yard waste and stones, and clean the area out. Why haven't I done this myself, you ask? Because a few rats and copious spiders are currently lodging in there, and I'm a scaredy-cat (no offense to cats) and I just can't. Any suggestions?

Oh, also taking recommendations for a tree removal service (it's a medium sized mostly-dead old apple tree). Thanks!

Jan 12 2013

Updated 8 hours ago

No response from Alderman Maldonado's office

I live in Alderman Maldonado's ward (26th, Logan Square/Humboldt Park) and have called his office 3-4 times over the last few months to ask for information. Each time I call, I talk to a receptionist and then I am transferred to a voice mail where I leave a message and never get a return call. The last time I called I told the receptionist that I had left several messages, so she said she would give the right person my...

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I live in Alderman Maldonado's ward (26th, Logan Square/Humboldt Park) and have called his office 3-4 times over the last few months to ask for information. Each time I call, I talk to a receptionist and then I am transferred to a voice mail where I leave a message and never get a return call. The last time I called I told the receptionist that I had left several messages, so she said she would give the right person my contact information, and I still never heard back. I was calling about simple things such as: recycling for our block and what can be done about all the solicitation material that is left on our front steps and gates. I even called to try and make an appointment with the Alderman to discuss items in person since I work until 5:30 and cannot make it to his Monday community meetings by 6pm, but did not get a call back. His website says “An operator will take your contact information and record your issues and concerns.Then you will be referred to the proper staff or receive a call back.” But this is not true. Has anyone had any luck with Alderman Maldonado’s office?

  • Any additional thoughts, now that campaign season began?

  • Megan60622 Humbolt Park Resident

    Hey ms.cleo, this is an open avenue for peoe to express their thoughts on the issue. And in any organization, the one in charge is the figure head and ultimately responsible for the issues, failures, and successes. Maldonado does not represent us well. Ask the families if closed Lafayette school on Augusta. Snarky retorts are not helping matters - we need to have frank discussions if our alderman will not respond to calls, emails,ratters, personal visits, etc.

27 hours ago

Updated 8 hours ago

Looking for a new and experienced stylist

Twisted Scissors is looking for a new experienced hair stylist to join our team!
To get an idea of what we do, visit www.twistedscissorschicago.com, our Facebook page, or Instagram account (TwistedScissorsChicago).
If interested, please drop off your resume in person at Twisted Scissors, 2007 N Point St. or email a resume and cover letter to reception@twistedscissorschicago.com No phone calls please. Experienced stylists only.

8 hours ago

You have 30 new neighbors in your followed places, including…

11 hours ago

Updated 11 hours ago

Lost: Set of Apartment Keys

I lost a set of 5 apartment keys yesterday (Thursday August 28). Five, including the mailbox key (no car keys however).

I was at Tastee Freez around 11:30 am at 2815 W. Armitage (between California & Mozart), then Jalapeño Grill from 11:30 to 1:30 pm at 2910 W. Armitage, then back at Tastee Freez from 1:30 to about 2pm (I was there to meet someone about renting a room in the neighborhood) before being dropped off at Bang Bang Pie...

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I lost a set of 5 apartment keys yesterday (Thursday August 28). Five, including the mailbox key (no car keys however).

I was at Tastee Freez around 11:30 am at 2815 W. Armitage (between California & Mozart), then Jalapeño Grill from 11:30 to 1:30 pm at 2910 W. Armitage, then back at Tastee Freez from 1:30 to about 2pm (I was there to meet someone about renting a room in the neighborhood) before being dropped off at Bang Bang Pie at 2051 N. California. I stayed at Bang Bang Pie from about 2 pm or so to around 4pm. I later walked from there straight to Fullerton (and east all the way to Western) before turning around and walking west on Fullerton all the way to Ayers.

If by some chance someone found 5 keys (including 1 mailbox key) anyone in or around those places, PLEASE let me know as my lease expires this Monday (Labor Day). Thanks ever so much as I'm trying to cover all of my bases!

  • Marie Yuen Writer

    Thankfully my roommates were home, otherwise I couldn't have gotten in last night when I realized they were missing.

3 days ago

Updated 18 hours ago

Where do you browse?

Hello Neighbors,

I'm going to be renting out an apartment soon, and before you all pile on, no this is not an ad.

I'm curious where everyone searches for apartments these days. Craig's list all the way? domu? Flyers in the men's room of the Two Way?

Thanks for the input!

  • Eric Chrobak Leasing Agent

    Brent makes a good point. You do get perks if you use an agent. If you don't find someone you know then you have a bit of a task on your hand looking for someone. Credit check's, background, references, showings, etc.
    The Agent does that for you. Its a time...

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    Brent makes a good point. You do get perks if you use an agent. If you don't find someone you know then you have a bit of a task on your hand looking for someone. Credit check's, background, references, showings, etc.
    The Agent does that for you. Its a time versus money issue. Every once in a while you might get it done with one applicant. Which would be great. But, realistically you will have numerous people apply who can't afford the place, have bad credit, will want to view the place but aren't ready to move.

    I call Landlords all the time for my customers and I can sometimes call 6-7 places before someone picks up. So, figure if I am doing that then imagine how many other people are doing that as well.

    Don't misunderstand me, you will save money by doing it yourself. you have to decide what is more important the money you save or your time.

    Good luck with that. Let me know if you need assistance.

  • Just so you know, a realtor will ask you for the first months rent for their help. I have asked several places and boy that is a lot of money to part with in order for someone to show my place and help me fill out some forms. I actually...

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    Just so you know, a realtor will ask you for the first months rent for their help. I have asked several places and boy that is a lot of money to part with in order for someone to show my place and help me fill out some forms. I actually need that first months rent to oh, I don't know, pay my mortgage!! I wish I could get their help, but I cannot afford to give up that money. But I have a lot of friends who did pay someone to help them. Good luck!

2 days ago

Updated 18 hours ago

Move out and withholding security deposit question

I'm moving out of my current apartment next week and have learned the new tenant is moving in the day after I leave. According to the landlord, their new lease starts the day after I move, which I presume would void my lease and payment obligations owed for the remainder of the month. Can anyone direct me to where in Chicago's Landlord Tenant ordinance it confirms I won't owe rent once the new tenant takes possession? I can't for the life of me find it but want to be armed with the proper info should it come up during security deposit return.

Thanks!

  • People calm down, you don't even know what the landlord is going to do, why don't you talk to the landlord that you have had a "great landlord/tenant relationship" with for 4 years before you get yourself and everyone all riled up.

  • Gee Susan, if you read the thread, you would have seen I did finally talk to the landlord. My initial question was asking for someone to help me find the citation in the RLTO that states he's ending one contract while starting another, and my needing to know the legalities surrounding it.

4 days ago

Updated 19 hours ago

Taxpayers out $2.27 Million: Logan Square Mailman injured by Kimball Ave sinkhole

Logan Square residents & City taxpayers are out $2.27 Million from Lawsuit verdict for USPS Postal Worker injured after stepping into deep sinkhole in street pedestrian crosswalk on Kimball @ Altgeld. Sinkhole was reported to city multiple times by local residents, including me. Even direct calls to CDOT Commissioner Office. It was also posted on LoganSquare yahoo listserv, and ignored by Alderman Rey Colon (Ward 35). City and Alderman did nothing for 1 year. $2.27 Million verdict against we Taxpayers...

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Logan Square residents & City taxpayers are out $2.27 Million from Lawsuit verdict for USPS Postal Worker injured after stepping into deep sinkhole in street pedestrian crosswalk on Kimball @ Altgeld. Sinkhole was reported to city multiple times by local residents, including me. Even direct calls to CDOT Commissioner Office. It was also posted on LoganSquare yahoo listserv, and ignored by Alderman Rey Colon (Ward 35). City and Alderman did nothing for 1 year. $2.27 Million verdict against we Taxpayers detailed in article below. Background links to LoganSquare yahoo listserv messages included @ end.

Fall into sinkhole brings $2.27M verdict for mail carrier
By Marc Karlinsky, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

http://www.chicagolawbulletin.com/Elements/pages/print.aspx?printpath=/Archives/2014/03/07/Sinkhole-Verdict-3-6-13&classname=tera.gn3article

A Cook County jury awarded a postal worker $2.27 million after he snagged his foot in a sinkhole on a Logan Square mail delivery route.

During the litigation, the City of Chicago admitted it knew about the sinkhole in the marked crosswalk at Altgeld Street and Kimball Avenue and did not repair it before Wantan Montgomery, a carrier for the U.S. Postal Service, fell in.

In March 2009, Montgomery was pushing a mail cart and could not see the sinkhole as he walked over it.

He twisted his knee as he fell and suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament. He had it repaired with a bone graft and with two additional surgeries, followed by two years of physical therapy.

Montgomery filed a lawsuit against the city in 2009, alleging city officials knew about the sinkhole for at least six months and failed to repair it...[truncated]

Crosswalk Sinkhole --> Pedestrian Injury & City Lawsuit 4/2011
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/LoganSquare/conversations/messages/28430

Kimball @ Altgeld: developing sinkhole under street 9/2007
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/LoganSquare/conversations/messages/16119

  • Hayek Not FDIC Insured | May lose value

    Seriously rogerparker... I scroll down into the comments and your prejudice, racist comment is the first I see.

    Prejudice = Generalization of white people. See: "white people" and plural use of "your"

    Racism = People of color have more right to live in a neighborhood than "white people." If the...

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    Seriously rogerparker... I scroll down into the comments and your prejudice, racist comment is the first I see.

    Prejudice = Generalization of white people. See: "white people" and plural use of "your"

    Racism = People of color have more right to live in a neighborhood than "white people." If the tables were turned and I were to blame blacks for "hoodification" no doubt you would call that racist, no?

    Gentrification has little to do with race and everything to do with supply and demand. Or do you think that only white people like to live in nice neighborhoods?

  • #RogerParker:
    Logan Square will get "whiter," so... It was white to begin with, so history repeats itself, I guess. But, what the swear word are you going on about. The fact that there is a swear word hole in the swear word street is a grave irresponsibility.
    I mean. (Tirade)...

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    #RogerParker:
    Logan Square will get "whiter," so... It was white to begin with, so history repeats itself, I guess. But, what the swear word are you going on about. The fact that there is a swear word hole in the swear word street is a grave irresponsibility.
    I mean. (Tirade)
    Why are Chicago's streets so bad simply because the city cannot get it around their heads to be consistent with the kind of material they use when different departments, and different entities have to do work under them???
    Is it any wonder there are potholes?

2 days ago

Updated 23 hours ago

Trash/Garbage Collection

To those of you who live in a "commercial" building (more than 4 units in the building), who do you use for your garbage and recycling collection? We currently use Waste Management, but are looking to switch providers -- especially if we can get a lower fee -- as I believe our fee is borderline exorbitant.

  • We use republic/allied waste and i am pleased. We have both recycling and garbage and once a week pick up for both. We pay $165/month. I have never shopped it but I feel that is reasonable.

  • Ed

    We use groot, 6 units is about $162 per month. We have a dumpster and two recycling cans.

  • NFT LS landlord and resident

    I shopped around and City Waste was the best offer with the best terms, but it was bought out by Waste Management. I would advise to avoid Flood Brothers at all costs. They evaded my letter requesting the cancelation of my contract and said they never received it. I called...

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    I shopped around and City Waste was the best offer with the best terms, but it was bought out by Waste Management. I would advise to avoid Flood Brothers at all costs. They evaded my letter requesting the cancelation of my contract and said they never received it. I called the local usps and the carrier said they refuse to accept letters every day, my guess is that's based on whose contract is up. I had to pay an attorney to get them to acknowledge receipt of the letter and cancelation of service. They also removed the dumpster with no warning, leaving me with no dumpster for a week until I could secure a new one from WM.

44 hours ago

Updated 26 hours ago

looking for kittens

I am looking to adopt two kittens for our house, does anyone know of any that are ready to go to a new home?

  • Hi Ariel. My wife and I are actually trying to find a home for our two cats. They've been together for about 6 years and we are trying to keep them together if at all possible. They are fantastic cats love playing with each other and sitting on the deck with us. They are free to a good family and someone that will enjoy them as much as we have over the years. Let me know if you would like to come over and meet them!

  • Hi there, I also have 2 cats that we've had for 5yrs. I love them a lot but we have a newborn and I can't keep the shedding under control. The boy is an adorable long hair, black cat. He's super lovable and likes to cuddle. The girl is a black/white short hair. She's very sweet too.
    Let me know if you're interested

2 days ago

Updated 28 hours ago

Belmont Kedzie viaduct

Does anyone know whats going on over there on Belmont and Kedzie they started working on closing up the bridge but it seems everything has stopped.

  • I don't like the homeless living in there (didn't like walking past at 6:30 am when some are clearly drunk and/or high and I'm alone), but being tunneled in is even worse.

    However, this halfsie business where they just left it looks like garbage! In typical style they don't know what to do so they just left it unfinished and it looks awful and makes the hood look like trash :/

  • teresa avondale concerned citizen

    I agree with you whole heartedly it doesn't look very good and I honestly felt safer before the add ons. Who do we contact about this situation?

2 days ago

Updated 29 hours ago

Amazing Nanny in Bucktown

Do any of you bucktown families need a nanny? I have had the most amazing nanny for 3 years, & now my 3.5 year old is starting school. In a perfect world, we would love to find her another family to nanny for from 9-3, Monday-Friday, so that we can have her from 3:30-5:30, but I know that might not be ideal. My #1 priority is to find her the perfect fit for both her and the new family. If you are interested in hearing more about this lovely, amazing woman who has become like family to us, please contact me here and I will send you my contact info. Thank you!

  • Hi Sarah, My husband and I may be interested in the 9-3 option as we're expecting our first any day now and are interested in considering a nanny for our newborn when I return to work in December. Please send me your contact info!

  • Hi Sarah,
    I am interested in a M-F, 12:30-5:45 option for my 3 yr old son. He attends morning preschool in West Bucktown. I would be open to nannysharing from 3:30-5:30 if we could work out logistics. Please send me your contact info if this is something that you or your nanny is interested in doing.

  • Hi Ladies,

    Please fee free to contact me at 773.875.3323 to talk more about the nanny. Thanks!

2 days ago

Updated 29 hours ago

Stolen Brooks B17 Black Saddle and Thomson Elite Black Seatpost

I locked my bike to the bike parking U Stand across the street from Irazu at 8pm this evening and returned at 11:30pm to a bike with one less saddle and seat post. So if you come across a Brooks B17 Black Saddle (w/ a scuff on the top near the rear) mated to a Thomson Elite 250mm 27.2mm black seat post (w/ NiteRider Cherry Bomb post) please let me know where you saw it.
I understand the chances of someone coming across are slim to none, and that it's my fault for locking my bike up outside, I just wanted to put the message out there. This also feels somewhat like venting...
Thanks

  • cortman NW IN raised / Chicago res since '03

    It was secured with an Allen screw and clamp.

    I've heard of filling the Allen head with wax and then pressing a ball bearing in it to slow down wrench-yielding POS thieves. I guess glue would serve the same purpose. I came across a company in the UK, Atomic22, that...

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    It was secured with an Allen screw and clamp.

    I've heard of filling the Allen head with wax and then pressing a ball bearing in it to slow down wrench-yielding POS thieves. I guess glue would serve the same purpose. I came across a company in the UK, Atomic22, that manufactures security fashioners for bike components. Looks like they have a great solution, similar to a locking lug nut on a car wheel where you need a special "key" to remove the bolt. It is somewhat pricey and has a complicated ordering process.

    How would I go about scanning the bike fencing facebook groups if I'm not on facebook?

  • You can't scan most of the fencing groups unless you're 1) a FB user and 2) a member of that group. I scanned a couple that I follow but didn't see anything like what you described pop up (yet).

    Also, never apologize or claim fault because some piece of sh*t decided to jack up your ride. It's their fault for being the sh*theel dregs of society, not yours for simply owning something.

4 days ago

Updated 29 hours ago

"Micro-Apartments" Plan for Car Wash Across from Post Office

Neighbors -

A developer is asking for an upzoning from C1-1 to C2-3 for the old car wash across from the post office so he can build 56 "micro-apartments" on the site.

Apparently there will be a public meeting on the proposal on Wednesday - try and make it - 6:30PM at Haas Park.

More here:

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20140825/logan-square/logan-sqaure-micro-apartment-plan-moves-forward-at-closed-door-meeting

  • Bearmosa Resident of Hermosa

    If this does go through, the market will ultimately decide. At $1,000 for a 320 square foot convertible you're looking at higher rental prices comparatively then the most expensive rentals located downtown or in River North (which tend to run at about ~$3 sq. ft.). I don't think this building...

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    If this does go through, the market will ultimately decide. At $1,000 for a 320 square foot convertible you're looking at higher rental prices comparatively then the most expensive rentals located downtown or in River North (which tend to run at about ~$3 sq. ft.). I don't think this building will reach capacity under its current business model. We have zoning for a reason... I'm sure this building will get approved and will still be called "micro" apartments, but the unit count will likely come down to something like 35 units at the most.

  • Bearmosa Resident of Hermosa

    Case in point: they've reduced the number of units again down to 28 studios and 28 one- and two-bedrooms. No more "micro" apartments. http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20140828/logan-square/logan-square-micro-apartment-plan-gains-support-but-parking-issue

30 hours ago

Free highlight Tuesday 9/2 at 10am

Looking for a model with virgin hair (no previous color) who wants to add some dimension with highlights. Medium brown hair or lighter only.
9/2 at 10am in Logan Square.
Email for more info.
heathernoelwatson@gmail.com

30 hours ago

Free Mens Haircut Tuesday 9/2 at 11am

Men's haircut model needed.
Tuesday 9/2 at 11am in Logan Square.
Email me for more info.
HeatherNoelWatson@gmail.com

2 days ago

Updated 30 hours ago

Good Morning-

Looks like it is going to be a GREAT day in town today- as we start off with full solar disc over Chicago

3 days ago

Updated 31 hours ago

Street Festival last weekend on Blvd. Or lack there of

What was this nonsense festival with no real bands, no local artists, no theme and no attendance. it is all car insurance stands and carnival food. This thing needs to be canceled or repurposed. Correct me if I am wrong, which I am sure someone will.

  • I agree with some of the comments here, I quit going to quite a few that I used to go to because most have turned into a couple blocks of cell phone stands, insurance, chiropractors, overproced bud products and a few bands. Not that I mind giving to charities but a lot of the "voluntary donations" go to the various hoods and to go in and walk for 15 minutes, frankly isn't worth it.

  • tjr

    My wife and I went on Friday night and again on Sunday morning for the outdoor church service put on by St. Luke's. We go to lots of street festivals and so many of them do start to seem the same. I like this one because it has the trees and boulevard to give it a different feel. Logan Square has so much going on, it would be great to try to break-the-formula of Chicago fests and have this one be different and local.

45 hours ago

Updated 31 hours ago

Productive use for latex paint?

I've got a bunch of half-plus full gallons of brightly colored interior latex paint. Does anyone know of an art program or social service org that could put them to use?

Thanks!

32 hours ago

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33 hours ago

Updated 32 hours ago

Helicopter circling last night

Anyone know what was going on with the circling helicopter last night? This was aroun 10:45 just northwest of Milwaukee/Kimball. Lasted almost 30 minutes.

  • I heard over the scanner that the police ordered a helicopter to help search for a man involved in a homicide. I didn't know if they came out or not because I feel asleep. Am wondering if they ever found him.

4 days ago

Updated 33 hours ago

For Sale: Baby furniture and other various kid related items as well as LR chairs

I don't exactly know what category I should be posting this so I am trying 'family/parenting' as most of my items pertain to kids (parents). I am selling several baby related items. Please contact me for more information, pictures and pricing. Thank you

1. Pottery Barn Glider-so comfortable!
2. Bellini baby crib (white) with mattress
3. Jeep Jogging Stroller-this was our vacation stroller and was hardly used
4. Summertime Counter top highchair
5. Graco Car Seat (Snugride 35) +base-this was our vacation car seat
6. Two additional Car seat bases (will sell separately)
7. Two Patagonia Jackets & One Vest (sizes 6 months-24 months)

Non baby related-
*Two Blue Formal LR chairs-Excellent condition*

  • Lindsey and Julie I sent you both emails with the info you requested. Thanks!!

  • This post would make more sense on a site like NPN or Craigslist and would likely get you more interest!

2 days ago

Updated 33 hours ago

New Condos in 3500 Block of Elston?

I am looking to buy a condo in Avondale area. These condo buildings (3501 to 3509) on the north side of Elston Ave look great. Only two buildings seem to be occupied. The other three are under construction right now. Do anyone have any ideas of when the new ones will be put for sale? Being right next to Elston ave, will it be a little bit noisy? I am new to the city, any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

  • ht ...

    Not too bad of noise. Keep in mind, ñ is across the street. They get a late night crowd on Tue, Wed, Fri Sat. That maybe fine now, but for resale it maybe a bit of a pain.

    Are you working with a RE agent? I am a lifelong Chicagoan, and was born down the street on Artesian and Shubert. Also, as a real estate agent, I'd love to sit down and have coffee to give you a bit more insight of my firsthand knowledge. I will PM you.

  • Hi Zhisc. There is currently 1 unit available in the 3503 N Elston building. It is a 3 bed 2 bath listed for $260,000. Please give me a call if you would like to take a look at it. 773.370.6781 HT - you are thinking about the building at Elston and Rockwell. The buildings they are talking about is by Cheif O'Neils.

35 hours ago

Aug 19

Updated 37 hours ago

Petition for I AM Logan Square to Remove Mark Fishman from their Board

"There is growing vocal discontent about Mark Fishman’s control and usage of the Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival (MAAF), as a tool to increase his substantial development and real estate holdings."

To find out more about this petition or sign it yourself: http://www.change.org/p/i-am-logan-square-ials-remove-mark-fishman-treasurer-from-your-board?recruiter=30671237&utm_campaign=signature_receipt&utm_medium=email&utm_source=share_petition

  • **correction: Executive Director, not publicist

  • C. M. D. Avondale Triangle resident

    After reading a more in-depth article about this situation, it looks like a petition might make people feel like they're taking action, but it's not of any practical use.
    I AM LS is a not-for-profit, with all the boring rules that these organizations have to follow. They can't boot Fishman...

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    After reading a more in-depth article about this situation, it looks like a petition might make people feel like they're taking action, but it's not of any practical use.
    I AM LS is a not-for-profit, with all the boring rules that these organizations have to follow. They can't boot Fishman off the board based on a petition. From what I understand, the board has to vote to remove a member. One of the I AM LS members interviewed said they do not have the votes to remove Mr. Fishman. Regardless of the number of signatures on the petition or the feelings of the community, Mr. Fishman will remain on the board unless he voluntarily steps down, or until they have enough board members willing to cast their vote for his removal.

39 hours ago

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3 days ago

Updated 41 hours ago

our logan square nursery, les petits amis nursery is opening another location in avondale!

we are a family owned home nursery in logan square. we are a bilingual montessori and reggio emilia based infant and toddler program. we are expanding into avondale and are looking to enroll 4 children while we are processing our new license. please post your email address so i can let you into our google site for info!

  • I'd be interested too. besimon21@gmail.com

  • les petits amis nursery logan square les petits nursery logan square

    hi there, i will add all of you to our google site so you can browse some info. ill also email you for more details. if you would like to check out our fb group for anecdotal pictures of our activities please search les petits amis and i will confirm your request.

    thanks!
    alex

6 days ago

Updated 43 hours ago

Handy person needed

I am looking for a reliable, "jack of all trades" handy person to help us with carpentry, painting, minor repairs and other projects around our home in Logan Square. If you have any recommendations, I would appreciate hearing about them.

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