6 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

SOS at Animal Control

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

  • SunshineDiva2014 Long time Chicago resident.

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

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

Nov 17

Updated 4 days ago

Another one gone

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

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

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

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

Nov 16

Updated 6 days ago

Bloomingdale Trail

Has/does anyone heard/know anything about the construction being done on the Bloomingdale Trail? Work hasn't been done on the trail near us (north of Bloomingdale and west of Western) in quite a while.

The opening of the trail was postponed due to the harsh winter. I'm thinking the opening is going to be delayed even longer due to lack of work.

  • Emilie 5-year West Bucktowner

    Kittyhop, they decided to acquire the Magid glove factory site down at the west end when it came onto the market. That added a big chunk to the total, but it means we get a 6th park added.

  • Emilie..thanks for the update! My little park (though with a name the children can't pronounce...) is lovely and I look forward to seeing it 'put back together'. but after I finish with e-mails, I'm walking the dog down to tell them again! to slow down the truck, esp. going the wrong way on this street..much!!! to fast...

Oct 15

Updated Nov 19

Looking for People for a Regular Pickup Basketball

I am looking to start a regular pickup basketball game somewhere in the vicinity of Bucktown/Wicker Park/Logan Square/UK Village (basically somewhere in a near west neighborhood). I have a couple ideas on possible locations, but the most important thing is to get enough people on an email list to have at least 10 guys to run each week. Message me if you're interested!

  • Alright... seems like there's a decent mass of people wanting to play... could everyone send me your email address and I'll get a list going. Also, let me know if you have a day preference.. Thanks!

  • evandril Logan Square/Avondale

    Did you end up setting up a game? If so, I'm interested in playing in it.

Nov 07

Updated Nov 11

Ideas for Affordable 1st BDay Party?

Hi EB. My baby boy turns 1in January and I am trying to find a spot to host his party that is affordable. Mostly adults and a few kiddos with probably about 30-35 people total. I would appreciate any and all suggestions/ideas you have. Ideally in the Bucktown/Wicker Park/Logan Square area. Thanks!

  • ADN

    I had my daughter's 2nd bday party at Pizano's on division st. There was no charge for occupying the back room cause my party was about 30-35 people too. Highly affordable, great food, and it was fun!

  • www.duckduckgooseplayground.com
    is a children's place not a restaurant so kids have lots of fun , and parents can relax and enjoy the party while they play, affordable party packages and no charge for bringing your food or drinks, mention this post and get 15% off your birthday package

Oct 30

Updated Nov 06

Dog Fight Injury

My Brittany sustained bite wounds from an incident that occurred with a Border Collie mix a couple blocks East of Damen near the new RR Park.

An unleashed border collie mix ran up to my dog while he was being walked by our dog walker. My dog was spooked and they began fighting. They were separated and the dogs owner (or walker) said the dog had shots. As my dog walker began checking my dog, the owner who had head...

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My Brittany sustained bite wounds from an incident that occurred with a Border Collie mix a couple blocks East of Damen near the new RR Park.

An unleashed border collie mix ran up to my dog while he was being walked by our dog walker. My dog was spooked and they began fighting. They were separated and the dogs owner (or walker) said the dog had shots. As my dog walker began checking my dog, the owner who had head phones on began walking away. At the time my dog walker did not notice any wounds and did not get a chance to get any of the owners info. Once he removed the collar he noticed the open wound that was hidden underneath.

My dog sustained two open bite wound injuries on the neck, bruising and missing fur on various locations. I now have a vet bill of $165.88 that I would like paid by the border collie's owner. If you are the owner or know the owner of this dog, please contact me.

  • Go

    Thanks everyone for your concern and input! My dog is doing well, but I am still pissed and can't get over how people can be such irresponsible dog owners. I asked my dog walker what he meant by RR and he just meant along Bloomingdale Ave (near the Railroad trail). I live practically across the street from Walsh Park, so if this dog owner is a frequent visitor, I will run into him eventually.

  • Cheto Neighbor

    The off-leash dogs are usually in the park between 7 am and 8 am, and 6 pm and 7 pm, every day. Others appear at night only around 9 pm. This particular dog sometimes shows up in the mornings and sometimes mid-morning on Saturdays. The dog is walked by the owner. Good luck trying to get him to take responsibility. These folks don't care about ruining the park, much less injuring another dog--they're "entitled."

Nov 03

Free men's haircut tomorrow!

I need a men's haircut model tomorrow at 11:45.
Basic cut- clippers on sides and scissors on top.
I have been a stylist for 6 years and this is for a job interview.
Please email me if you're interested.
HeatherNoelWatson at gmail dot com

Oct 29

Trick or treating in bucktown

Have any of you heard about a strip of Paulina being blocked off on Friday for kids to go trick or treating?

Oct 29

Kudos to the city...

...for finally repairing the road nightmares that were Fullerton Avenue and Logan Boulevard. Relentless 311 requests for pothole repairs and paving surveys finally yielded some much needed action on two much traveled thoroughfares. The work looks good; what had once resembled the surface of the moon now rides like the Circuit of the Americas. Now we just need some action to address the safety of pedestrians around dangerous intersections, such as Oakley and Fullerton, where crossing the street is like level 19 Frogger.

Oct 24

Small Business Saturday Networking & Pop-Up Shop

Meet area businesses, neighborhood leaders, patronize local artisans, network with fellow entrepreneurs, dine and drink! Register at http://smallbizsatpopupshop.eventbrite.com.

Location: Free Range Office, 2141 W. North Ave., 2nd Fl., Chicago
Date: November 29, 2014
Time: 12pm - 5pm
Cost: Free to attend; Fee for vendors.

Oct 20

Voting

Bucktown library is open for early voting. No lines at all.

Oct 13

Updated Oct 15

Apple Pie Bakers Needed!

You may know of the Bucktown Apple Pie Contest. It's the 10th Anniversary!
The contest is this Sunday October 19th. WE NEED BAKERS! If you like to bake and support public parks - please visit www.bucktownapplepiecontest.com
All proceeds go to Friends of Holstein Park and support park improvements and programs.

  • Sounds neat - I'll tell a friend. What does the winner get? Bragging rights?

  • Kristene returning naturalized Chicagoan

    Prizes, a little cash AND bragging rights! Prizes from PieBox, Pinch Spice Market, Vased Flowers, Soutache Ribbons. We'd love to have your friend enter!

Oct 14

Haus Financial Services, LLC Mission to Help!

Hello all. Lauren Peddinghaus is a Small Business owner who loves helping Condominium Associations who are struggling to get back on track and functioning effectively.

We would like to ask many of the Chicago are locations to help her with her mission on further educating condominiums owners by voting for Haus Financial Services through this link:
https://www.missionmainstreetgrants.com/business/detail/55977
for the Chase's Mission Main Street Grants Contest.

Through her own words:
"A $150,000 grant will help us to create a program to...

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Hello all. Lauren Peddinghaus is a Small Business owner who loves helping Condominium Associations who are struggling to get back on track and functioning effectively.

We would like to ask many of the Chicago are locations to help her with her mission on further educating condominiums owners by voting for Haus Financial Services through this link:
https://www.missionmainstreetgrants.com/business/detail/55977
for the Chase's Mission Main Street Grants Contest.

Through her own words:
"A $150,000 grant will help us to create a program to aid condo buildings with severe financial problems, so they can get the legal and consulting services they need to address delinquencies and get back on track.

The funds would also be used to expand ChicagoCondoResource.com so that we can bring more education and resources to condo owners for FREE."

I invite you to visit the Chicago Condo Resource Website where you can find many helpful information that you might need if you are a Condominium Owner.

PLEASE VOTE! ONLY TAKES ONE MINUTE.

WE NEED YOUR VOTE BY OCTOBER 17, 2014!!

THANK YOU!

Oct 13

Haircolor model needed!

Anyone interested in being a haircolor model on Wednesday at 12pm?
I can do any color service (highlights, grey coverage,etc).
$25 dollar charge to cover color cost.
Email if you're interested!
HeatherNoelWatson@gmail.com

Oct 10

Keys found

Found a set of keys this evening at erhler park (about 2200 cortland) keys have a Chevy valet key and some color coded keys. schluterc14@gmail.com

Oct 05

Sewage Truck on Fairfield - lead to sump pump overflowing?

We had a city truck cleaning out the sewer in from tot our house on Fairfield yesterday, and now our sump pump has overflowed this morning. Normally I wouldn't even connect the two, but this is not the first time it's happened. Back in June they were cleaning out the sewers a block down and the next day our sump pump overflowed. I'm wondering if there is a direct connection, but there is no way the city would own up to it. Has anyone else ever had this issue?

Oct 04

Bucktown, Wicker Park & West Loop Virtual Garage Sale

I have started some Facebook virtual garage sale site in our area and a few others.This is a site to buy/sell or give away your new or gently used clothes, furniture, household items, toys, electronics, etc, with people in your neighborhood.Come check out these other groups that may be closer to where you live.
Happy buying/selling
Bucktown, Wicker Park & West Loop Virtual Garage Sale
https://www.facebook.com/groups/282543145231487/
North Center, Lincoln Square, Lake view, Roscoe Village Virtual Garage Sale
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1406838629562737/
Andersonville, Uptown,...

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I have started some Facebook virtual garage sale site in our area and a few others.This is a site to buy/sell or give away your new or gently used clothes, furniture, household items, toys, electronics, etc, with people in your neighborhood.Come check out these other groups that may be closer to where you live.
Happy buying/selling
Bucktown, Wicker Park & West Loop Virtual Garage Sale
https://www.facebook.com/groups/282543145231487/
North Center, Lincoln Square, Lake view, Roscoe Village Virtual Garage Sale
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1406838629562737/
Andersonville, Uptown, Loyola, Rogers Park & Edgewater Virtual Garage sale
https://www.facebook.com/groups/732530996757733/
Lincoln Park, Old Town, River West/North & Gold Coast Virtual Garage Sale
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1452216758330187/
Forest Glen, Sauganash, Mayfair & Edgebrook Virtual Garage Sale
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1420706874835898/
Albany Park, Irving Park/ Old Irving & Ravenswood Manor Virtual Garage Sale
https://www.facebook.com/groups/707752879264290/
Belmont Cragin, Brickyard, Montclare & Surrounding Area Virtual Garage Sale
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1463361163876571/
UIC, South Loop, Greektown, Pilsen, Tri-Taylor Virtual Garage Sale
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1487128171507564/
SKOKIE IL VIRTUAL GARAGE SALE.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/409616702494947/
LET'S GET BIDDING!!! (Chicago VGS Group)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/683464331712085/

Oct 03

Updated Oct 03

Police + Fire activity near Armitage + Honore

Anyone know why all the police and fire activity on Armitage and Honore?

Sep 30

What's up with the traffic at the Webster on ramp?

Hi Everyblockers - anyone know why this entrance to 90/94 has become crowded over the past few weeks? Usually there were no other cars or just a few at 7:30 am when I am there. Now there are several and often I have to sit through three cycles of the light. Thanks for any 411!

Sep 29

Updated Sep 30

Wicker/Bucktown community garage sale?

Is there any kind of community event/sale for residents of Wicker Park and Bucktown to sell their stuff? Like a very large garage sale? I would like to get rid of something things but I don't want to just set up a table outside my building.

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