19 hours ago

Updated 1 min ago

Therapist for alcoholics

Does anyone have a recommendation for a miracle working therapist that specializes in alcoholics?

  • Hi Jen, I am a therapist that works in the Logan Square neighborhood. Definitely not a "miracle worker," but do have a lot of experience :) Feel free to reach out to me to talk further. If 12-step isn't an option, I'd recommend checking out SMART Recovery...it's a newer resource for individuals and their families interested in recovery. Hang in there!

  • Forgot to mention my email address! michelle@createcounselingcenter.com

6 hours ago

Updated 3 min ago

Stolen bike: it's gone :(

I saw the kid do it too. Bike is a women's vintage 52 cm Univega. Black frame with all original parts and red decals. Red rear tire, red pedals, red grip tape, and pink brake cables. The kid took it from California and Milwaukee on wed night around 10:15pm. Younger black male with a stupid mustache - he even rode away with my white BMX helmet that has the word 'Albes' on the front. I ran after him, and was literally about six inches from him but he got away. Police report filed but that is worthless.

  • Kerri Hacker chicagosinglesclub.com record label in LoganSquare

    Not sure if you know this stuff already but you should register your bike and post pictures of it on the Facebook group Find Stolen Bikes and Chicago Bike Selling (fixie, bmx, etc) pages.

  • robin in WRP Tired, very tired

    Was your bike on the city registry?

  • Chandler Logan Square Resident

    So sorry that happened

14 hours ago

Updated 21 min ago

History of this old Gas Station?

I was having a debate with some friends over what this building at the corner of California and Altgeld once was.

I'd bet dollars to donuts it was a gas station, but is there anyone who's been in the neighborhood awhile who could add any further details?

Thanks so much.

P.S. I heard they were going to put a Trader Joe's in that building, but then the local slumlord jacked up the rent because someone stapled a flyer to a tree trying to give away a dog that they CLEARLY DON'T DESERVE TO OWN, because the dog was scared by a loud noise last night--was that gunshots or fireworks?

At least that's what I heard.

Thanks!

  • Chris Defying a Singular Identity

    I've been eyeing that building since moving here. I think it would make a magnificent ice cream shop.

  • Gil Jimenez Private Investigator; IL concealed carry trainer

    mj is correct.

    it used to be kowalski's filling station (standard oil, i think) and was in operation through the late 60's when i went to st. john berchman school with one of the kowalski girls. for the life of me can't remember her name (kathy? but was she a...

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    mj is correct.

    it used to be kowalski's filling station (standard oil, i think) and was in operation through the late 60's when i went to st. john berchman school with one of the kowalski girls. for the life of me can't remember her name (kathy? but was she a twin???). my bad. but i remember she was a nice kid, a kind person. i did not know her parents.

    in those pre-teen years my family lived at altgeld and western, across from fran's hot dog wagon.

    although the kowalski site appears underutilized, it does look to be maintained.

    i like that the odd little building stands as a little piece of LS history. i imagine model t fords chugga chugging up to the old fish bowl gravity gas pumps (that had to be manually pumped to bring fuel up) and a gas jockey in his uniform and crisp cap running out to "filler 'er up, mister?", check the oil, and clean the windshields. no need to check the air, tho - model t's had solid hard rubber tires.

    the station has been there almost 100 years, and tho it's an anachronism in these days of divvy bikes, hybrid cars, and mini-mart gas stops, it reminds me that generations of a logan square family made a living there the hard way - with their hands, backs, and hearts doing hard, dirty, knuckle-busting work in the grease pit/repair bay on hot summer and bitter winter days to send their kids to a fine roman catholic school so they could have a better life. i can see my old schoolmate playing jacks or hopscotch by the pumps after school and before homework.

    and btw, sometimes we kids would walk over to the penny candy-school supply-soda fountain shop on the nw corner of california and logan to get an ice cream soda at the bobtail fountain.

    which reminds me ... i guess i've been around here for most of the last 50 years.

    " ... Those were the days my friend
    We thought they'd never end
    We'd sing and dance forever and a day
    We'd live the life we choose
    We'd fight and never lose
    For we were young and sure to have our way. ..."

16 hours ago

Updated 30 min ago

Non-for profit Needs Help

Dear Neighbors,

Northside Latin Progress, a 501c3 run by Ms Moore, seeks community help. Your donation is Tax Deductible.

-We are helping Latin men who have been injured in the job
-Men with chronic ilnesses i.e, heart issues
-Men who have been flooded in their apartments

We see an average of 30 men a week. They are in need of gently used bikes, jeans, shorts, 100 pair of socks would be great, shoes size 7 to 11, t-shirts, jackets, sleeping bags, baseball caps, towels. Anything a man can use,

Donations can be dropped off at Armitage Welding, 3212 West Armitage, Monday to Friday, 9 to 5:00. Weekends: Call Ms Moore for pick up: 312 343 0804.

  • We have several pairs of men's dress pants in like new condition to donate! Will drop them off next week if you could use them!

  • Robin Potter Logan Square resident

    my office represents employees injured on the job and can help insure they get the benefits they are entitled to, including weekly payments. They can phone us at (312) 861-1800. robin

20 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Recommendations, please: Drywalling w/insulation and/or painting (to finish job presently down to br

I had water damage with the storm and I hired an Angie's List company that removed the plaster to the bricks (1906 house) in the empty rental-1/3 front living room and 1/3 front small bedroom and -1/3 ceiling. The company estimate (twice given)was 'padded' 2 and 3 times (I was there the whole time) and the ins. company (and I) refuse to allow them to complete the job. I'm 'good' to my workmen and what a good job done for a fair price. Please help if you have experience and thanks!

2 days ago

Updated 1 hour 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.

  • Are they out there all day? I'll investigate tomorrow. For real. I wanna know whats up.

  • Mostly in the evening. After seven pm would be a good bet.

46 hours ago

Updated 11 hours ago

Tony's Spoiled Chicken

Spoiled chicken again from Tony's on Armitage. I know it can happen anywhere, but it has only ever happened to me at Tony's. So, you know, statistics. Grrrrr, poo. That's as dramatic as my rage gets about this kind of stuff. I do want to put some gentle pressure on them to step up their game.

This is the face of a dog who won't get her chicken and rice. ;)

  • If you are interested in an alternative that's local, I've generally found Sunrise on Milwaukee to have good quality meat.

  • I went there for about 2 years then I tried out the Mariano's on Chicago & Damen. Night and day difference of everything; parking, employees, cleanliness, fresh produce, meat selection etc.

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2 days ago

Updated 12 hours ago

Found dog named "Jackie" in alley behind Tony's (Fullerton/Central Park)

Hello Everyblock! My husband and I found a very sweet dog tonight named Jackie in the alley, tied to a fence post, behind Tony's. A neighborhood kid said they'd seen her there since about 1 pm, and we found her around 8:30 pm. She has up to date rabies tags and a Home Again tag. She is well-fed, has healthy teeth, skin, and fur, and is clearly somebody's pet. She's strong though and we figure she may have bolted, somebody...

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Hello Everyblock! My husband and I found a very sweet dog tonight named Jackie in the alley, tied to a fence post, behind Tony's. A neighborhood kid said they'd seen her there since about 1 pm, and we found her around 8:30 pm. She has up to date rabies tags and a Home Again tag. She is well-fed, has healthy teeth, skin, and fur, and is clearly somebody's pet. She's strong though and we figure she may have bolted, somebody caught her and tied her up hoping her owners would find her? We aren't sure.

She is probably about 30 lbs, very strong but sweet. She responds to her name, and knows commands like sit and stay. She loves chicken, but what dog doesn't.

If anyone knows Jackie's owners, please respond! We have called Home Again and they have called her owners, but they did not pick up so we're not sure what's going to happen tonight. We're letting her stay with us overnight but if you know where Jackie lives we would love nothing more than to reunite her with her owners.

  • LDL

    Thank you so much for doing all of this. If my dog had gotten lost, I would be so lucky to have someone like you be the one to find her and care for her in the interim. So wonderful and heartwarming to know there are people like you out there who are willing to help.

  • So cool! And thanks for the update. I was wondering, how long was Jackie gone?

39 hours ago

Updated 13 hours ago

Does City still filling potholes ?

I'm wondering if s\City doing anything about potholes, I'm not asking about side streets, Western or Armitage (between Western and Damen) looks terrible ? On Western same huge potholes since winter.

23 hours ago

Updated 13 hours ago

St. Sylvester's Preschool

My daughter will be starting pre-k/preschool at St. Sylvester's next month. She's an early September birthday, so we expect she'll be in the youngest classroom (they divide by age as I understand it). I'm wondering if there are any other parents of new students at St. Sylvester's here who might like to meet up at Palmer Square for a play date one weekend before the start of the school year.
I'm also interested in hearing about experiences with the school that others would like to share. Thank you!

  • Hilarie Marie, My son is starting PRE-3 this fall also. he turned three in the middle of June.
    I would love to meet up in Palmer and get our two together..... He is so excited about going to school but i know it will be different on the 25th of Aug. I would love him to have someone he know there....

14 hours ago

14 hours ago

Is that your dog?

We just saw a white with tan spots female chihuahua running loose around Central Park and Schubert. Wearing no collar or tags. She was timid but friendly and wouldn't let us get close enough to pick her up.
Just a heads up, hopefully she wasn't too far from home! :(

40 hours ago

Updated 14 hours ago

Donate unopened Formula?

Does anyone know if there's a local place that I can donate unopened baby formula to?

  • Loulu Me

    There's a women's center on Cicero and I bet they'd take it.

  • The Women's Treatment Center at Ashland and Lake. I volunteer there and would be happy to pick up any donations to drop at the center. Thx!

2 days ago

Updated 15 hours ago

Gunshots this morning (Spaulding/Dickens area)?

Was wondering if anyone else heard gunshots early this morning? My husband and I were woken up this morning by them and could hear them from our alley for over the course of at least 15 minutes. I was so half asleep that I don't know what time it was, I just know that shortly after, the sun began to rise. Also, I know it's been mentioned many times on here, but what is the proper number to call to report something like this. Is it 911? Thanks!

  • Jon San Logan Square/Avondale warrior.

    I've read that it's the 911 operator's discretion whether to dispatch the call or not.

  • meanboss I own a circus.

    Well, at the CAPS meeting the lecture us to call 911 and then don't bother to send anyone when we do. It's a little frustrating, especially after watching someone hit my car and drive away.

4 days ago

Updated 16 hours ago

Hot Doug's

What will the people who wait 2 hours on a Saturday morning outside a hot dog stand do with their lives when it closes?

Seriously people... I don't want to be rude but... really?

21 hours ago

Updated 18 hours ago

Man casing cars this morning (Lyndale/Rockwell)

The man in the attached photo was casing cars on my block (Lyndale/Rockwell) early this morning around 6:30 am (looking into back seats). I called the police and he was gone when they arrived. Just wanted to share in case anyone else has seen this guy. He's pretty distinct, with the hat and all.

38 hours ago

Updated 18 hours ago

Cozy Corner Coffee Window?

I'd read a DNA Info article a few days ago (http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20140717/wicker-park/cta-blue-line-renovations-nix-coffee-shops-wicker-park-logan-stations) about the concessions area being pulled from the California station. One of the commenters said it seemed like there were a number of alternative coffee places, but the only one which makes sense for my commute - I'm coming from behind the police station - was Township, and I do not care for their coffee (or their service for said coffee, but that's another show).

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I'd read a DNA Info article a few days ago (http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20140717/wicker-park/cta-blue-line-renovations-nix-coffee-shops-wicker-park-logan-stations) about the concessions area being pulled from the California station. One of the commenters said it seemed like there were a number of alternative coffee places, but the only one which makes sense for my commute - I'm coming from behind the police station - was Township, and I do not care for their coffee (or their service for said coffee, but that's another show).

I started to wonder if there were any possibility that the to-be-rehabbed Cozy Corner would offer a coffee window. While I initially doubted it would make much sense on the alley side of the business, next to the NB exit - that alley can get pretty ripe - I knew I'd go if they offered it. And then today, I saw new windows on the alley side, and some sort of indented part of the outer wall. DARE I DRREAM, NEIGHBORS? Anybody know anybody who may know if that's even a possibility?

  • hellopatrick So Great To See You! owner

    I take a similar route to the California stop and have wanted some options too. Sometimes I trek around the corner to Cafe Mustache if I have enough time. If I'm really early I'll go over to Gaslight. Yum.

    The times I've been to Cozy Corner in the past, people...

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    I take a similar route to the California stop and have wanted some options too. Sometimes I trek around the corner to Cafe Mustache if I have enough time. If I'm really early I'll go over to Gaslight. Yum.

    The times I've been to Cozy Corner in the past, people are always coming in for a to-go cup of coffee. The layout was pretty tight in there, though, so I could see some people not wanting to hassle with it. Perhaps with the expanded space and new layout there will be ample opportunity to stop in for coffee, even if it's not an outside window. The new openings installed on the alley side of the addition are definitely only for natural light/trash exit unfortunately.

  • El Jefe Logan Square Resident

    I believe Cozy Corner has always offered coffee service @ the counter for to-go cups. Can anyone confirm this? No need for a window if they keep this up after reopening.

43 hours ago

Updated 19 hours ago

Outdoor Parking Spot for Rent

I'm renting out a dedicated parking spot at Spaulding and Dickens. Easy in and out access. Can do month to month, or a longer-term thing. Looking for $75 per month, or lower for a longer-term rental. If you're interested or know someone who is, lemme know!

5 days ago

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  • I currently live in this area... So exciting!!!

  • I live right near there, too, and have been watching this building transform over the last several months. It's looking great. Can't say I'm big on the idea of increasing housing density there, but it doesn't look like the building could house a huge number of units, and it will be great to have some new business activity on that stretch. "A restaurant, a furniture store, a brewery, an antique store" sounds like a pretty decent start!

  • Carter O'Brien Lake View/Logan Sq native yet Avondale to the bone

    The devil is in the details, but the number of apartments sounds pretty minimal in the big picture. It's an easy walk from two L stops, and we need more people supporting local businesses as there are a *lot* of vacancies right now. Hopefully more people on foot will also...

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    The devil is in the details, but the number of apartments sounds pretty minimal in the big picture. It's an easy walk from two L stops, and we need more people supporting local businesses as there are a *lot* of vacancies right now. Hopefully more people on foot will also get CDOT to address the walkability factor of the intersection, it is not very pedestrian-friendly, speaking as someone who has walked my kid to Unity Park for many years coming from the NE.

    I am optimistic about the impact of the Woodard Plaza as well. I just hope the Gap Outlet sticks around, it's been a staple for me since the early 90s.

4 days ago

Updated 19 hours ago

Where are the Free Book boxes?

I enjoy the free book boxes in Chicago. However, I only know of 2 of them. There is one in Logan Square, in front of the late Johnny's Grill, and it's accompanied by a free video box. There is another one in West Town / Ukrainian Village, in front of West Town Bakery. Where can I find other ones?

As a side note, I went to take a look at the LS one last weekend; there was someone else there...

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I enjoy the free book boxes in Chicago. However, I only know of 2 of them. There is one in Logan Square, in front of the late Johnny's Grill, and it's accompanied by a free video box. There is another one in West Town / Ukrainian Village, in front of West Town Bakery. Where can I find other ones?

As a side note, I went to take a look at the LS one last weekend; there was someone else there hauling away a huge stack of at least 8 books. The only stuff left was garbage. It's just an open box, so I realize there aren't any rules. I wasn't going to hassle the guy or make assumptions about his needs. But please be courteous, leave some for your neighbors, and contribute to the box if you can.

  • Katie McDevitt Logan Square Lady

    There is also a book box in front of a house next to the church off the north side of the Boulevard: ~ 2625 Talman near Schubert?

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

    I've put a lot of good books in the LS box near Lula's. I always hope they'll go to someone who appreciates them and not a hoarder. If people return them after they're done, there will always be some in there.

2 days ago

Updated 20 hours ago

Funston Elementary

I just found out my child will be attending Funston Elementary this year. Does anyone know about this school or have an opinion good or bad? It is not anywhere near our home so we are debating whether or not to call CPS about this?

  • Is this for K? According to CPS, there are still spots available at a few elementary schools: http://cpsoae.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=173111&type=d

    On that list, I'd investigate McPherson.

  • Every Kate new mom, park walker

    I'd give Brentano a call and try to get in for a tour (773.534.4100). We're starting our son there in the fall and I've spent a lot of time at the school. The teachers are warm, caring and smart; the school is orderly; and the principal is great. We're excited to have this great neighborhood school in our hood.

46 hours ago

Updated 20 hours ago

Nanny Share/Child Care Provider

I am seeking in home child care for my 10 month old niece. Our needs are 30ish hours per week with a budget of $200/week. Anyone have a nanny share opening or any thoughts? I know it's a tall order.

  • I see, then that seems more reasonable.

  • Even with a nanny share, this is pretty poor income. You can find nannies that cheap, but you're going to get what you pay for. Also, Joannainuptown - that's the going rate for a decently experienced nanny of one child, not two or more.

    Many parents don't understand that a...

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    Even with a nanny share, this is pretty poor income. You can find nannies that cheap, but you're going to get what you pay for. Also, Joannainuptown - that's the going rate for a decently experienced nanny of one child, not two or more.

    Many parents don't understand that a nanny is not a "full time babysitter" - a nanny (that you're not paying 7 dollars an hour) is going to be someone who assists you in raising your family and keeping your house in order whether it's helping clean the house or run the occasional errand, etc.

    The fact that some people are willing to entrust the upbringing of their children to the lowest bidder is mind boggling to me.

    $200/week is a rather low budget even for someone willing to do a nanny share. If the currently-paying family is even allowing / comfortable with their nanny entering a share, they may well want some sort of a discount or even a matched rate - dropping this poor nanny to something like ~13/hr for watching two kids (this is well below the going rate for anyone with experience).

    Then of course there is the term "30ish", but on a fixed budget. This is a red flag for any prospective nanny. When it's 38 hours, does the family still only have $200 to spend? This may not be OP - but many parents who sound like OP can't / won't / don't pay more...

    I don't mean to disparage OP - her available budget is what it is and that can't be helped - it's hard getting by especially in this city. I just think this is a taller order than most people realize.

6 days ago

Updated 21 hours ago

Parents who have sent their children to St. John Berchmans

Are there (non-Catholic) parents out there that have sent their children to St. John Berchmans and have had a good experience?

  • Curious about this too ...

  • robin in WRP Tired, very tired

    If you are looking for an alternative to CPS, look into http://www.npeschool.org/

  • SJB has many families that are not Catholic enrolled. It is a great community with amazing teachers. Our son has excelled since his arrival three years ago. While we appreciate the Catholic foundation and mission, it enables SJB to offer a well rounded, diverse and safe school for our kids in the neighborhood.

38 hours ago

Updated 22 hours ago

Coach house is legal?

Is it legal to build a coach house on top of your garage, and use it for rental income? Do you know where to find the City of Chicago laws pertaining to this type of structure? We see several of them in the neighborhood, but were not sure about attempting this ourseleves. We can definitely use the extra income!!

  • New ones were banned in 1957, the ones you still see are grandfathered in. It's too bad, coach houses are much more appealing than basement apartments.

  • AnnaWilson Anna

    Yeah, I went through the hassle of talking to several contractors and went to the building permit office and was told NOPE! If a coach house exists then it's OK but we're not allowed to build a new one, even if you knock down your detached garage and replace it with a coach house. Lame.

  • Even if new coach houses weren't explicitly banned, you probably would not be able to due to zoning restriction regarding number of units on the lot and total finished sq footage.

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6 days ago

Updated 24 hours ago

Likely drug deal @ Spaulding stop today

I know someone who witnessed what they think was a drug deal going down today b/t 4:15-4:30 at the spaulding exit at the logan square stop. They didn't report it because "it was over already". They saw a dark-haired, latino-looking guy, think about 5'10", receive cash from a white guy, also thin and about 5'10" at the stop, and the dark-haired guy handed him very small baggies of something the would-be witness said they didn't think was weed. The dark-haired guy then ran off to the S8's on schubert. I'm not posting which unit b/c I think EB will take this post down. PLEASE CALL POLICE when you see this stuff going down!

  • I'm not sure you guys know what "hipsters" are.....

  • Yeah I'm pretty sure I do especially living in Logan square , remember when wicker park was the up and coming neighborhood? Now it's Logan squares turn to price out people who have lived her for many years. I know because of personnel experience

27 hours ago

Crime takes a holiday in The Purge: Anarchy

2600 N. Western Ave.

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322 E. Illinois St.

7000 Carpenter Rd.

1471 W. Webster Ave.

150 W. Roosevelt Rd.

7601 S. Cicero Ave.

33 hours ago

Updated 32 hours ago

Missing Cat

My older male cat has been missing almost a week now from the Kimball/Armitage area. Name is Bandit, American shorthair gray tabby with the white chin and some white on his chest. Cash reward. He's friendly, so I do think he would let someone pick him up, but he's never been an outdoor cat, and don't think will survive long out on the street.

  • Please call or text 312.804.1738. He's 10 years old, I've had him for 9, and I'm very worried about him.

  • Kelly B Beaucastel's Mom

    Also try posting on Lost Cats of Illinois' FB page. Sure hope you get your kitty back.

34 hours ago

Updated 33 hours ago

Large male Airedale terrier mix looking for a loving forever home.

I've been volunteering at an animal shelter nearby and fell in love with a dog but I'm not able to give him a home because of my crazy schedule and living situation.

He is 7 and really sweet natured, though probably best without other pets in the house, since he's always been the only pet. He is great with people and would make a great companion dog. He has some minor medical needs but nothing too difficult to maintain.

The only thing is that he is about 80+ lbs and probably needs an owner who can handle such a large dog. Other than that this gentle giant would make a wonderful, quiet and loyal companion.

  • What shelter is he in? Often times shelters work with certain rescues they have relationships with. You could also try reaching out to One Tail At A Time in the city- they are a great organization and will provide all supplies to anyone that can foster him!

  • He is at PAWS. Thanks for spreading the word!

5 days ago

Updated 37 hours ago

2600 W. Corland - CHA Building Rehab?

Hello: I've noticed the two-story building at 2600 W. Cortland is undergoing some construction. I understand this is a CHA-owned property. Is the CHA finally readying this property for someone to live in it?

  • I am a realtor and had a buyer working for CHA looking at one of my listing this summer. Looks like they are trying to buy buildings to rehab.

  • Marc Rutzen Community Developer / Program Manager

    Thank you for your interest in the CHA's redevelopment efforts. I am the project manager that will be redeveloping 2600 W Cortland as well as the program manager coordinating the scattered sites program. We have actually launched about 20 scattered site redevelopment projects like the one at 2600 W Cortland...

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    Thank you for your interest in the CHA's redevelopment efforts. I am the project manager that will be redeveloping 2600 W Cortland as well as the program manager coordinating the scattered sites program. We have actually launched about 20 scattered site redevelopment projects like the one at 2600 W Cortland so far since summer of 2013, and we plan to bring approximately 80 vacant units across 50+ properties back to full occupancy before the end of 2015.

    If you have any questions about the scattered sites program, feel free to reach out and I will try to provide as much information as I can about the projects we are undertaking.

    Thanks again for your interest and outreach.

5 days ago

Updated 39 hours ago

Learning how to create an Android app?

Hi everyone-does anyone know of a community center or the like that teaches teens/young adults how to create a simple Android app? I appreciate any info. Thx

2 days ago

Updated 43 hours ago

Found Keys - Palmer Park

I found some keys at the south-eastern part of Palmer Park yesterday. I hope they get back to their owner.

2 days ago

Updated 44 hours ago

Something new coming to the Zacatecas spot?

I was walking by the old Zacatecas spot on Sunday and noticed that there was some demolition going on inside. The counter and paintings on the wall were ripped out. Yesterday, all of the windows were covered with paper.

I am curious about what might be going in. Hopefully another affordable restaurant or maybe a Trader Joe's?

  • Petra Z Tomatoes!

    Definitely a gym or a Trader Joe's.

    nah, probably another restaurant.

2 days ago

Missing Cat!

Not sure if this has been posted yet, but we have a lost cat in the neighborhood. Please see below!

***LOST CAT ALERT*** A PPAH alum went missing yesterday. Please share and let us know if you can help search for Bandit.

"BANDIT"
10 YEAR OLD MALE
GRAY STRIPED TABBY WITH WHITE CHIN AND SOME WHITE ON CHEST, GREEN EYES

LOST AROUND KIMBALL & ARMITAGE

** CASH REWARD *
PLEASE CALL OR TEXT 312.804.1738

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

compost material (Bread??)

I love pure vegetable compost material. Can one use old baked bread in with vegetable material as opposed to meat material??

  • f5

    Some people discourage it because it can attract rats.

  • sly-3 donkey wrangler to the stars

    if you're composting worms, i would avoid doing so, as the bread absorbs moisture that the worms need. however, if your compost is rodent-proof - http://cwmi.css.cornell.edu/nuisance.pdf - then, let 'er rip.

Jul 08

Updated 2 days ago

open hydrants?

I live near Rockwell and Courtland and there has been an open hydrant for at least 12 plus hours. I called 311 last night and this morning. Would it be worth calling the fire department? How long do these typically take to close?

Thanks!

  • cortman NW IN raised / Chicago res since '03

    Peter W -
    I agree with most of your statement. I do not know the individual personally, nor have I ever seen them in the act of opening the hydrant.

  • It's open again. 10 PM. And I live in a garden apartment right at the intersection and have previously been flooded through our front window so this is not good.

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Neighborhood Dog Barking Constantly

First - I love animals, which is why my main concern here is to help this dog.

The barking signals to me that the dog may be neglected (lack of attention (playtime, love, etc) from owner). Or could simply be lack of training and socialization, but this just goes back to neglect.

Morning, noon and night this dog barks and I think its been going on for over a year now. Honestly don't think or cant even fathom that I...

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First - I love animals, which is why my main concern here is to help this dog.

The barking signals to me that the dog may be neglected (lack of attention (playtime, love, etc) from owner). Or could simply be lack of training and socialization, but this just goes back to neglect.

Morning, noon and night this dog barks and I think its been going on for over a year now. Honestly don't think or cant even fathom that I am the only one tired of this.

I have been doing research online and I thought there was a Barking Dog Noise Ordinance, or some sort of Dog Barking nuisance law for Cook County/Chicago but I can not locate it?
I don't want to call animal control, but fear that Its my only option - plus after my research, is recommended.
Calling 311 or 911 isn't going to solve the problem. Asking the owner nicely to control the dogs barking will be taken care of first, I just want to make sure if things keep going south, I have the correct recourse.

  • Milena West of Western since 2007

    Thanks everyone - I really appreciate the help.

    ChicagoCats - The dog is a Scottish terrier who barks from inside the owners house and out a top floor window that looks out onto the sidewalk/street.

  • Good luck. I used to have Scotties and it isn't typical for them to bark all the time. They are alert dogs that like to keep watch, and mine would bark when they saw people, but certainly not constantly.

    There may be an underlying behavior or health issue here. Dogs...

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    Good luck. I used to have Scotties and it isn't typical for them to bark all the time. They are alert dogs that like to keep watch, and mine would bark when they saw people, but certainly not constantly.

    There may be an underlying behavior or health issue here. Dogs with separation anxiety will bark constantly when left alone. Sometimes the owner's are not even aware of this issue until told by a neighbor.

    Another issue is senior dogs with dementia type issues can bark far too often. I have a 16 year old dog and in the last six months or so she has really increased her barking. She's having some doggie dementia type issues.

    Just wanted to mention a couple of these possibilities as may help the conversation w/ your neighbor.

6 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Saturday lollapalloza

Anyone interested in 2 Saturday wristbands?

Asking 350 obo

Thanks!

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Lawn guy needed Central Park and Wrightwood.

Need a guy to do routine mowing at my building. Anyone know a guy who could come every few weeks? Looking to spend $15-20 bucks per visit. Thanks!

  • Hey Chicago Al, are you on the southwest corner of that intersection? If so, what's the plan? Your building is looks well maintained and yet seems perpetually vacant.

  • $15, seems very low, good luck..

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Police activity on Rockwell and Bloomingdale

My neighbor just mentioned there were about 15 police cars and a fire truck on Rockwell and Bloomindale last night (Sunday). Anyone know what happened?

  • Curious about this report. Hopefully someone has some intel! I can't seem to find anything reflecting this in a news search (at least yet).

2 days ago

Credit to the 35th Ward Alderman office

The water main that was broken on 2506 N. Washtenaw was fixed within 2 days of calling them up. Thanks to both the office and the people that called in and sent pictures!

2 days ago

St. Hedwig Church Restoration photo

Took a shot from a good angle showing scaffolding on the restoration of St. Hedwig's west bell tower. That's a lot of scaffolding and it has survived some pretty high winds this season. The new roof looks nice. That scaffolding will all be gone by the end of summer.
http://i.imgur.com/o2ahV3u.jpg

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