2 days ago

Voting

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

Oct 15

Updated 5 days ago

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!

  • Definitely interested. Let me know where you are thinking of playing and when.

  • 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!

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.

Sep 15

Updated Sep 26

PRO in old Pinch Spice Market space

Hi - I saw a sign for PRO coming soon in the window of the old Pinch Spice Market space on Milwaukee at Western (1913 N. Milwaukee). Does anyone know who/what they are? I couldn't find anything online. I'm just curious.

  • Yes, I'm wondering the same thing. Also, I noticed that there's a lot sectioned off at the corner of Western and Milwaukee for sale...

  • Hoping DNA Info sees this. She's usually in the know.

  • PRO is Pro Computers Chicago. They do computer and smartphone service and repair. They are moving from North Avenue near 5411 empanadas. Nice People.

Sep 17

Updated Sep 24

Rahm's 1st jumbo LED billboard going up right now

Rahm's 1st jumbo LED billboard going up in Bucktown today.
This was billed as an income-generator for Chicago but turns out its not.

If you're not happy about it- remind him by voting him out on Feb 24th.
In the meantime, if you live by one of these, its time to order room-darkening curtains!

view pics here: http://imgur.com/a/xwlHu#0

  • Cheto Neighbor

    If you want to see just how bright these things are when they go out of wack, take a stroll tonight at Wabansia and Ashland. The Illinois Lotto (south facing) LED faulted with the storm last week. At least Vegas maintains its LEDs. Chicago ... not so much. Shouldn't there be a citation for violation of the City's Code and a commensurate fine? It's not like this does not happen routinely.

  • Michael Ramstedt Managing Broker, Krain Real Estate

    Nooooo. Not the rabbits!!!!!!!

Sep 15

Updated Sep 15

Free Spay/Neuter and vaccinations for cats in 60647 & 60651

Tree House Humane Society is offering FREE vet service packages for cats in zip codes 60647, 60651, 60623, & 60624.

The offer stands for house cats as well as strays. Please see the attached flyer for more info. :)

  • Phantom Mouse Resident of actual west Bucktown since 2007

    Feel free to share and cross post, I forgot to mention that feral cats are also included in this offer.

Sep 10

Found dog

Chihuahua was found and has a poster up at Starbucks as of sept 6! Male tan white and brown! For more info call the Starbucks on armitage and hoyne!

Sep 09

Updated Sep 09

Community Notice: Bucktown 5K - Parking Restrictions for Sunday, 9/14

Please be aware the roads along the Bucktown 5K race course will be closed, and PARKED CARS MUST BE CLEARED OFF THE COURSE. Cars that are not removed will be ticketed and towed. The City of Chicago Streets & Sanitation Department will place NO PARKING SIGNS along the course 24-48 hours before Sunday, September 14th.

Alternative Residential Parking:

Due to limited parking in the area, RAM Racing is offering free parking at the Mariano's parking garage at 2112 N. Ashland...

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Please be aware the roads along the Bucktown 5K race course will be closed, and PARKED CARS MUST BE CLEARED OFF THE COURSE. Cars that are not removed will be ticketed and towed. The City of Chicago Streets & Sanitation Department will place NO PARKING SIGNS along the course 24-48 hours before Sunday, September 14th.

Alternative Residential Parking:

Due to limited parking in the area, RAM Racing is offering free parking at the Mariano's parking garage at 2112 N. Ashland Ave. Beginning at 6:00 PM on Saturday, September 13th, residents may use the top floor of the garage as an alternative option. If you use this option, please have your car removed from the garage by early afternoon on Sunday, September 14th. Overnight security will be provided.

Sep 04

A sneak peak as featured on Curbed Chicago * Logan Square House & Garden Walk

Have you always wanted to view the interiors of Logan Square's magnificent turn-of-the-century homes? Now is your chance to experience the historical richness and beauty of this landmark neighborhood!

Check out what Curbed Chicago said about the House & Garden Walk:
http://chicago.curbed.com/archives/2014/09/04/tour-logan-squares-historic-19th-century-boulevard-homes.php

Logan Square Preservation 2014 House and Garden Walk is on Saturday September 13th. Interior tours are available anytime between the hours of 10AM-5PM. Get your tickets today!

www.logansquarepreservation.org

For questions email: logansquarehousewalk@gmail.com

Sep 03

Arts Sanctuary. Free Event. This Friday (Sept 5th). 7-10pm

In conjunction with the Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce, Wicker Park Lutheran Church is establishing a First Fridays exhibition series called “Arts Sanctuary” - a respite for the arts of all kinds! Our goal is to cultivate a series of events that brings together the arts and our community while exploring connections between art and spirituality. September's event, which is entitled "Mercy, Unity, Restoration," is open to the public and will take place from 7–10 p.m at Wicker Park...

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In conjunction with the Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce, Wicker Park Lutheran Church is establishing a First Fridays exhibition series called “Arts Sanctuary” - a respite for the arts of all kinds! Our goal is to cultivate a series of events that brings together the arts and our community while exploring connections between art and spirituality. September's event, which is entitled "Mercy, Unity, Restoration," is open to the public and will take place from 7–10 p.m at Wicker Park Lutheran Church (1500 N. Hoyne Ave - corner of Hoyne and LeMoyne) .

Among others, the exhibition will feature a social practice piece entitled “Sewing Forgiveness” by Catherine Schwalbe. Live jazz, local beer, and light refreshments will round out the evening. A suggested donation will be taken at the door and the proceeds will go to Youth Futures, a local nonprofit that works with 16-21 year olds who are on probation and parole, providing mentoring, educational services, and restorative justice programs.

Sep 02

Take control of your safety

Attention ladies!

Every single day we read about examples of violence in our neighborhoods. It's time to take control of your safety and well-being.

When I first moved to Chicago, I promised myself to take a self-defense course. Not just any course, but one that made me feel as if I could REALLY defend myself.

IMPACT Chicago teaches self-defense for women. The most interesting part of this is that women are strong in their lower body. That is the focus...

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Attention ladies!

Every single day we read about examples of violence in our neighborhoods. It's time to take control of your safety and well-being.

When I first moved to Chicago, I promised myself to take a self-defense course. Not just any course, but one that made me feel as if I could REALLY defend myself.

IMPACT Chicago teaches self-defense for women. The most interesting part of this is that women are strong in their lower body. That is the focus of this training. The other piece is that you are training when in a frightened state - helps with muscle memory and reaction times.

This is just a personal reference and I'm sure that people will post negative comments. I'm proud that I took control of my safety and will never feel like a victim while walking around our neighborhoods.

If you want more information, see their website. http://www.impactchicago.org/

They have upcoming classes and can even offer a payment plan to help with the cost.

This program changed my life - I hope others see the benefit as well.

Aug 28

Updated Aug 29

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.

  • Ginna R. Bucktown resident & business owner

    I love Frame Factory @ 1809 W. Webster. Or Webster Street Picture Frame at 2115 W. Webster

  • Not necessarily in Bucktown, but Michael's on Elston always does a great job! They have weekly framing coupons. See here: http://weeklyad.michaels.com/coupons

Aug 24

Updated Aug 25

I love the fest

I love this fest. The difference between this fest and others is affordability. I purchased a number of items and paid less than 200 bucks. What other fest in the city sells affordable art???? So folks, check it out and enjoy. I am not a beer drinker so sorry I cannot comment upon the prices. But I brought in an iced tea so all was good in the world, until I came home and turned on the news.....

  • Agreed easily one of my favorite fests in the city. Lack of crowds and drunkards was refreshing.

  • Bucktown Arts Fest A fest by the community for the community

    We are awfully happy to hear it! Thanks for being a part of it and helping our community in the process.

Aug 23

Updated Aug 24

New business next to Lazo's?

Does anyone know what is going on with the space next to Lazo's Tacos on Western Avenue? Recently, crews have been working on the exterior of the building.

Curious to know what will be opening there...thanks!

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