3 days ago

Updated 37 hours ago

Possible attack?

Last night/early Tuesday morning, around 3:30-4:00, my roommate and I both woke up to screams. They were definitely made by a women, but it was difficult to make out any words; it definitely didn't sound like they were joking around. We looked out our windows but saw nothing and they stopped shortly after. We live very close to the new Whirly Ball on Webster Ave. Did anyone else hear these or know what happened?

  • Kathleen P Bucktown Lady

    Scary. Hope everything was ok. If you hear anything like this again, please call the police. Even if there isn't something to be worried about, the police should check it out.

3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Electricity just went out :(

Is anyone else having problems?

5 days ago

Fair Trade Olive Oil & Mediterranean Tapas Tasting

Join us from 4-7 on Tuesday 12/16 at 2031 N. Damen at Chicago Fair Trad's Holiday Pop-Up Shop. Sample olive oils, tapenade, sundried tomato and caper spread, maftoul salad, and complimentary red wine.

Dec 11

Community Alert - Robberies in 14th District

Bureau of Detectives – Area North

Community Alert

Robberies

14th District (Shakespeare)

About the Crime:

This alert addresses Strong Arm Robberies that have occurred in the 014th District.

In these robberies, victims are knocked down to the street from behind, beaten, and

have their property taken.

Incident times and locations:

• 2000 block of W. McLean on December 7, 2014 at 12:30 am.

• 1500 block of N. Oakley on December 8, 2014 at 8:15 pm.

• 1500 block of...

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Bureau of Detectives – Area North

Community Alert

Robberies

14th District (Shakespeare)

About the Crime:

This alert addresses Strong Arm Robberies that have occurred in the 014th District.

In these robberies, victims are knocked down to the street from behind, beaten, and

have their property taken.

Incident times and locations:

• 2000 block of W. McLean on December 7, 2014 at 12:30 am.

• 1500 block of N. Oakley on December 8, 2014 at 8:15 pm.

• 1500 block of N. St. Louis on December 9, 2014 at 2:30 am.

• 2600 block of N. Fairfield on December 9, 2014 at 6:40 pm.

Offender's Description

• The offenders are male blacks and male hispanics. The male black offenders are

described as being between the ages of 18 to 20. The male hispanic offenders

are described as being between the ages of 18 – 25, approximately 5'5" 120 lbs

and wearing all black clothing.

What you can do:

• Be aware of your surroundings.

• Report any suspicious people or vehicles in the area.

• Call 911 immediately and provide a detailed description of the offender(s)

including any vehicle description and license plate information.

If you have any information Contact the Bureau of Detectives – Area North

(312) 744-8263

HX-533357, HX-535112, HX-536329, HX-535321

Alert #P14-N-219(CA)

Dec 06

Updated Dec 06

606 Bridge update Milwaukee and Leavitt/Bloomingdale..Saturday

The Milwaukee Avenue bridge (at Bloomingdale) has low vertical clearance, and is frequently hit by trucks. To alleviate this issue and create more space at street level for cars, buses, and bikes, the bridge is going through a serious transformation. The bridge itself is being raised up, and the support piers below the bridge will (eventually) be removed and replaced with an arch, which will support the structure from above.

Due to high winds today, so far the arches are still at the Aldi, as of 3PM..

  • RAKARWOWSKI RETIRED CITY WORKER, CLEANING UP HUMBOLDT PARK

    AWESOME! THANKS FOR THE PICTURE.

  • Thank you so much! I was wondering what that arch was for when I saw it today.

Nov 29

Updated Dec 01

Chicago Fair Trade Pop Up Shop is open for business.

2031 N Damen. Over 20 local fair trade businesses under one roof!

  • Bludog 21 years in LS

    How long will this be open?

  • I was there opening day and scored some great bargains -- unique gifts, awesome prices and for a good cause, too.

  • Chicago Fair Trade CFT is the largest fair trade coalition in the U.S

    It is open until 12/24.
    Tuesdays-Friday's 12-7
    Saturdays 11-7
    Sundays 12-5
    Closed Mondays but open Monday 12/22 11-7

    We hope to see you there.

Nov 20

Updated Nov 23

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 Nov 22

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 Nov 20

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.

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