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23 hours ago

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City sticker covered with tar

The other day I found a tar like substance with cardboard on top covering my city sticker on my front windshield. Anyone else have this happen to you/ heard I this? What is the purpose?

2 days ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Bridge

I unfortunately am one of those homeless people who live under that bridge. I mean no harm to anyone especially the people who reside there on Kedzie and on sawyer. I would like to tell anyone who is interested that we do not want to be there anymore that you want us there. We mean no harm and we try to respect the community and all the people who pass through on a daily basis. Don't be scared of us....

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I unfortunately am one of those homeless people who live under that bridge. I mean no harm to anyone especially the people who reside there on Kedzie and on sawyer. I would like to tell anyone who is interested that we do not want to be there anymore that you want us there. We mean no harm and we try to respect the community and all the people who pass through on a daily basis. Don't be scared of us. Try to keep an open mind. Notice that when you do pass through that we try very hard to keep it as clean as we can, we usually don't speak unless spoken to, and we never ask for anything. Some of deal with mental illness others have drug and alcohol problems but there are some of us who are very down on our luck with no family or place to go. If anyone would just reach out and ask they would know that we are harmless and we are just as afraid as you are remember we are there all night. We are alone we are treated as if we are not human and sometimes invisible as if this is what we really want sometimes people think the answer is as simple as getting a job which is a real challenge when you cannot keep your hygiene up, get proper rest and have no way to get back and forth imagine how frightening it is to go out all day and look for a job come back and find that the little bit you own has been discarded by the city. For just a minute put yourself in our shoes and maybe do for us what you would want someone to do for you if you were in our position. It absolutely is not as easy as it sounds.

  • Furthermore, the nature of even a $50, prepaid phone allows anyone to access social media, internet, etc. And the phone is almost a by-product of the device. You can bet not too many legitimately homeless people are cozy in their box or sleeping bag under a bridge, on a computer.

  • SpamAlert << Impersonates Sidney. Hates being spammed

    That doesn't exactly follow, Rah. I could easily find the locations of libraries near to me and, no matter how horribly I might need a shower, I could enter and access a computer there. Off the top of my head, though, I can't think of where I could anywhere near as easily access a free, safe shower, especially if I were a female, as the spelling of Teri's name indicates she is.

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Nov 15

Updated 7 hours ago

$1500 / 3br - Sublet Logan Square Apt (Palmer and Shakespeare)

Urgent need to sublet our Apartment. My Husband and I just bought a house and are in need to sublet let our awesome Logan Square Apartment. 3 bedroom and 1 bath Great location right across from Palmer Park and walking distance to California Blue Line. Please checkout our craigslist ad.
http://chicago.craigslist.org/wcl/sub/4759490424.html

  • NFT LS landlord and resident

    i don't see much of a distinction, it's still an ad regardless of who posts it. how can you tell if the person posting is a tenant or a landlord? if you make exceptions that are easy to get around, you're left with no rule at all.

  • I'm sorry if I upset anyone. I thought since there was an option to check to post about needing a place to live I could post here. I thought it would be better on here to share with the community that we were looking for someone to take over our lease. We are not a broker or the management company. And also maybe someone on here had a friend or relative looking to move to the area.

31 hours ago

Updated 10 hours ago

Tavern at Crown Liquors

They opened the tavern at Crown Liquors at Diversey, Kimball and Milwaukee next to Dante's a week or so ago. The place is really cute inside. So nice to have that addition to the neighborhood.

5 days ago

Updated 10 hours ago

Found dog

This little guy was found near Christiana and Barry today. He is microchipped but it's not registered. Does anyone recognize him?

  • Suz

    That is the dog that I tried to catch October 28th at Albany and Dickens! Poor thing has been out for a very long time!

  • it sounds like the pup has a good "for now" home and another waiting in the wings if needed. poor little guy. we may never know what happend to the owner..

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13 hours ago

Lost Keys

Lost my keys on Sawyer somewhere between Milwaukee and George just now. Has a skull and crossbones keychain, a blue carabiner, a white bottle opener, and numerous key passes (including Logan Square Fitness). Please keep your eye out for them as you walk around that area in the next few days! Message me here if you find them.

Note: please do not try and rob me; my building has like 80 security cameras. It will not go well.

31 hours ago

Updated 13 hours ago

Christmas trees??

I finally live in an apartment with very tall ceilings and am very excited to have a nice, tall Christmas tree this year. Any suggestions for where I can go in the area to buy a tree this year??

  • For the last several years I've bought my tree at the Farmer's Market Garden Center at 4110 N. Elston. It's a family owned, local business and their trees are gorgeous!

  • I've gotten a cheap tree at Fullerton and Spaulding and a pricey one at Gethsemane. The $60 Gethsemane tree held up much better (didn't fall apart when it was time to say goodbye). The Fullerton/Spaulding one dried quickly and was HUGE mess to recycle. Just sayin'.

2 days ago

Updated 17 hours ago

did you live in my old apartment?

2455 n. spaulding ave
apt 1

i ordered some business cards and they're en route to this, my old, address. hoping to intercept them from the new mailbox owners in the event i can't get the post office to just leave it a local branch for me to pick up.

thanks. i know it's a long shot!

  • thanks for suggestions! this address is from about 6 years ago, so no more forwarding. i went by last night with a note & actually ran into the new tenants, who were nice enough to take my number & keep an eye out for my package.

    ellie - my guess is you could drop them at the post office to return. or have you tried googling/facebooking the name? maybe they're still in chicago somewhere.

  • Hi Ellie. Unless the addess bar includes "... or current resident", i usually write "unknown - return to sender" (or "Moved...) and scribble over the bar codes and address bar with a marker, so the same USPS mail doesn't get stubbornly misdelivered to me again.

    The fedex.com website responds with...

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    Hi Ellie. Unless the addess bar includes "... or current resident", i usually write "unknown - return to sender" (or "Moved...) and scribble over the bar codes and address bar with a marker, so the same USPS mail doesn't get stubbornly misdelivered to me again.

    The fedex.com website responds with 75 local drop boxes in various businesses and full service fedex kinkos locations, for a return to sender dropoff, or call 1-800-GoFedEx to see if they'll pickup a stale package (...they'll prob. want to know the Fedex package label id nos).

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Updated 42 hours ago

Graffiti- should I be worried?

Our block (2500 palmer) is relatively quiet from what I can tell. Found this beauty on my garage today, already submitted report for removal and intend on working on removing it myself later today. Long message, anyone know what it means or should I be extra worried? Anyone know of recent activity in the area?
Thanks!

  • Elise Doody-Jones Logan Square Resident

    Always report graffiti to 311.com . If it is obscene in nature or you are near a school make sure to report that as it will move the removal of this higher on the priority list. Taking a picture that you can send to 311 is helpful.

    We have been...

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    Always report graffiti to 311.com . If it is obscene in nature or you are near a school make sure to report that as it will move the removal of this higher on the priority list. Taking a picture that you can send to 311 is helpful.

    We have been in the neighborhood a little over 20 years and I would say this behavior comes in waves. I do recommend having a can of paint or graffiti remover yourself as it is best just to cover/remove these tags as quickly as you can. The taggers will get bored of your garage more quickly then and will choose a different target. Talk to your neighbors and work together to communicate about any tagging or suspicious activity.

    As far as worrying...I wouldn't lose any sleep over this as it is random and nothing against you personally.

  • The police were aware of this at last nights Caps meeting.

2 days ago

Updated 42 hours ago

SOS at Animal Control

Animal control is COMPLETELY FULL.
Because of this they will be killing tons of adoptable animals. Please if you can foster or adopt let me know ASAP. Fostering is free and temporary. Please share this to your Facebook statuses.

44 hours ago

Community Alert - Residential Burglaries

Bureau of Detectives – Area North

Community Alert
P14-N-196 (CA)
November 19, 2014

Wanted for
Residential Burglaries
016th District
( Jefferson Park)

About the Crime:

Unknown Offender(s) are entering apartments and residences through windows or doors and removing property. Offender(s) are taking electronics, jewelry, cash, and other miscellaneous items.


Incident times and locations:

There have been five incidents that have occurred since October 31, 2014. These incidents are occurring mainly during the day time and early evening hours. These incidents...

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Bureau of Detectives – Area North

Community Alert
P14-N-196 (CA)
November 19, 2014

Wanted for
Residential Burglaries
016th District
( Jefferson Park)

About the Crime:

Unknown Offender(s) are entering apartments and residences through windows or doors and removing property. Offender(s) are taking electronics, jewelry, cash, and other miscellaneous items.


Incident times and locations:

There have been five incidents that have occurred since October 31, 2014. These incidents are occurring mainly during the day time and early evening hours. These incidents have occurred on beat 1634 within the boundaries of Cicero to Long and Belmont to Irving Park Road.

5200 block of W. Belmont on October 31, 2014, between 11:30 PM – 8:00 AM
4800 block of W. School on November 4, 2014 between 7:45 AM – 7:30 PM
5300 block of W. Patterson on November 6, 2014 at 5:00 PM
4900 block of W. Eddy on November 17, 2014 at 11:10 AM
4900 block of W. Roscoe on November 17, 2014 between 7:00 AM – 2:55 PM



What you can do:

· Be aware of this crime and alert your friends and family about this crime.
· Make sure all doors and windows are locked.
· Pay special attention to any suspicious subjects loitering in the area.
· Call 911 immediately and provide a detailed description of the offender(s) including any vehicle description and license plate information as well as direction of flight, if known.


If you have any information Contact the Bureau of Detectives – Area North
(312) 744-8263
HX-489158, HX-495276, HX-497709, HX-510083, HX-510701
Chicago Police Department

2 days ago

Updated 44 hours ago

Looking for a parking spot (garage)

I need to rent a parking a spot garage for now till the winter ends, we live in Hamlin between Milwaukee and Diversy

2 days ago

Updated 44 hours ago

viaduct

Now that the weather is getting so very cold will the city do something about the homeless community living under the bridge at Belmont and Kedzie? I am just curious the city comes and periodically removes their belongings will they still do that during the winter monthes?

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2 days ago

Updated 46 hours ago

Parking Spot

I need a parking a spot garage for now till the winter ends, we live in Hamlin between Milwaukee and Diversy

  • I have a garage with room for another car. Just can't be a big car. Let me know if your interested.

2 days ago

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2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Lost dog near Altgeld and California named "Louie"

Around 6.30am when I was out walking my dog a neighbor was calling for his dog, Louie (Louis?).

He seemed distraught, and in not shire if he's posted here yet. He described Louie as a brown / tan, very large pit bull. He lives in the apartments on he corner of Altgeld and California above Mops Beauty. I didn't get a name or apartment number.

If anyone has seen Louie, feel free to message me and I'll try to find the owner.

Keep a lookout for Louie, it's cold out there!

  • If you find the owner, tell him to post flyers all over the area right away-it can be very effective. Thanks for helping out.

  • I live nearby on Logan and will keep my eye out. Please let us know if he finds him.

  • Jen

    I'll be on the lookout . Please tell him to check animal control every day if he can. They do a stray tour a few times a day

Jun 27

Updated 2 days ago

Referral for a tenants' rights landlord?

My old landlord is keeping my entire deposit, which I think she is not entitled to. Any suggestions for attorneys who work with tenants on these issues?

  • This ended in my favor. I can privately provide a referral for my attorney for those interested.

  • I'm in the same position and would love a referral and more info if possible. I don't know how to privately message you... Could you email me! Ashleyj985@yahoo.com. Thanks!

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Moving to N. Gresham, Avondale

I am thinking about purchasing a home on N Gresham and want to get some opinions on the block. I am 29, recently married and may be starting a family soon. Is this a good neighborhood for a young family?

  • I moved to Avondale with my family of 3 over a years ago ,just north of Belmont blue line, my son goes to daycare off Gresham. Very neighborly, kids playing on street, what a Chicago neighborhood should be like. Maybe join the Avondale neighborhood association on fb, get an idea...

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    I moved to Avondale with my family of 3 over a years ago ,just north of Belmont blue line, my son goes to daycare off Gresham. Very neighborly, kids playing on street, what a Chicago neighborhood should be like. Maybe join the Avondale neighborhood association on fb, get an idea of what is going on. I did alot of reading up before I moved, not all attractive but I havn't regretted it. Another thing to consider when you do start a family is that there are actually many affordable daycare options in that area. Good luck

  • djAllison logan square resident, radio broadcaster

    Used to live over there about three years ago on Gresham nearer to milwaukee. Felt fairly safe except certain times walking my dog early in the AM (I had an overnight job that got me home between 530-6am) would get lots of street harassment in the area I noticed. Even bundled up in the winter.

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Mar 25

Updated 2 days ago

Homebrewers?

I've been thinking it would be nice to find some like minded home-brewers and beer fans in the Logan Square/Bucktown area (or anywhere nearby). I've never been part of a brewing "club", but I'd like to find a way to get together with some fellow brewers in a semi-regular, informal way at local bars. We could compare notes, techniques, and of course beers in a non-intimidating way - I'm a casual homebrewer who's only been at it a few years....

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I've been thinking it would be nice to find some like minded home-brewers and beer fans in the Logan Square/Bucktown area (or anywhere nearby). I've never been part of a brewing "club", but I'd like to find a way to get together with some fellow brewers in a semi-regular, informal way at local bars. We could compare notes, techniques, and of course beers in a non-intimidating way - I'm a casual homebrewer who's only been at it a few years. I approach it more from the art side than science, but it'd be great to talk to other people with different takes and experience levels. Nothing's set up right now, but if there's interest let me know and I can organize - I'm open to suggestions for days, times, and venues. Thanks!

  • M-nuff M-nuff

    Josh - are you still setting up Home Brewers meetings? Last post I see was for May 1st

  • Yes, we're still having meetings and have become a pretty active group we're calling the "Logan Brewlevard Society". You can find our group on Facebook - if you have problems finding it you can contact me directly. Thanks!

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2 days ago

About those EB Daily Digest Crime Reports...

Sometimes the crime listed is not readily understood from the description. The link below is to the Illinois State Police Uniform Crime Reporting Offense Codes. You can get the crime from the EB Daily Digest, then refer to the Codes for the applicable IL statute, then just Google the statute number found under ILCS Reference.

E.G., Deceptive Practice: Unauthorized Videotaping, 720-5/26-4.

Offense Codes: https://www.isp.state.il.us/docs/6-260.pdf

(The CPD CLEARMAP pages also attempt to define the crimes, but not nearly as well: http://gis.chicagopolice.org/clearmap/crime_types.html .)

2 days ago

'Beautiful 3' holds a mirror up to nation's culture

"America the Beautiful 3: The Sexualization of Our Youth" opens at the Logan Square Theatre, 2646 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. Not rated; recommended only for mature audiences. 101 minutes. ★ ★ ★

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3 days ago

  • Literacy Center

    Mrs. Steward is asking for $225.15:
    My students need books and accompanying CDs for our listening center.
    Avondale-Logandale School Comment

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Handyperson recommendation?

Hi
Can anyone recommend someone for a couple of small jobs? Leaky tub faucet, hot water hose change for washer. Some other small odd jobs. Thank you.

Nov 14

Updated 3 days ago

Need HVAC

Greetings fellow neighbors-

Need of your expertise/advise on this matter. My furnace's circulating water pump is making a loud noise when starting and the noise continues while operational. Can anyone recommend a solution and/or reasonable HVAC technician?

Thank you, all.

  • @Morgan-- Love radiators. We kept ours, too, and did SpacePak for air conditioning. It is expensive, but there is no way that we wanted to switch to forced air. Rough estimate is ~$12,000 for a 1600 sf floor.

  • i am an hvac tech in chicago 25 years exp. the noise from your pump if it is a series 100 B&G is from the spring coupler between the motor and impeller housing. it is a reasonable repair. u can reach me at 773 988 2093 if u need assitance

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Logan Square Blue Line Station

There were a couple of CTA workers standing just past the turnstiles that appeared to be randomly checking Ventra cards(?) this morning. The station seemed extra staffed this morning as well. Anyone know what's up?

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‘Bully Bandit’ Hits Three More Banks in October

His past robberies include a Chase Bank at 2639 N. Milwaukee Ave. and several others along Belmont Avenue. The FBI has offered as much as $17,500 for information leading to his arrest, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

This article has 2 other Chicago locations (Show)

...the last month. The FBI said the man is suspected of robbing banks in the 1900 block of West Division Street on Oct. 5, the 6600 block of West North Avenue on Oct. 28 and the...

...of robbing banks in the 1900 block of West Division Street on Oct. 5, the 6600 block of West North Avenue on Oct. 28 and the 1600 block of West Chicago Avenue on Oct. 11...

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5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Need to rent or borrow a table

Hi there - I'm hosting t-giving for more people than I have table space for. I think I'll need one more table, ideally a folding, adjustable-height table that is as close to 6' long and 3' wide (seems most folding ones are no wider than 30"). Anybody know of a place to rent one table from? I could probably buy one for the same cost but don't have anywhere to store it afterward.

  • linda's flower shop on armitage at milwaukee rents folding tables and chairs for cheap

  • Loulu Me

    FYI Card and Party Warehouse (Belmont just west of Pulaski) rents chairs and tables, and has lots of other great stuff for sale. When they had just a couple of the bags I wanted for shower favors and I needed far more, they ordered them right up for me no problem. Shopping local, not corporate is something to think about for your future needs this store meets.

4 days ago

Nov 10

Updated 4 days ago

Looking for new window blinds

I'm looking to buy some new wooden window blinds & have them installed in my house. Does anyone have any recommendations for a local firm? I'd rather not go to Home Depot.

  • Home Depot is the way to go. Good prices, service, installation.

  • cortman NW IN raised / Chicago res since '03

    Agree with those suggesting Home Depot. We used them for Blinds in our bedroom. Reasonably priced and the install was perfect.

4 days ago

Get Party 4 The Park Tix @ Farmers Market!

Unity Park Advisory Council (UPAC) will be at the Indoor Logan Square Farmers Market (Milwaukee & Spaulding) this Sunday, November 23rd from 10am - 3pm.

We will have tickets to our upcoming annual fundraiser, Party for the Park, available. This year's Party for the Park will be Thursday, Dec. 4th, 6-10pm at Weegee's, 3659 W Armitage.

Tickets are $20 and include a food & dessert buffet, 1 drink ticket + 1 raffle entry. There will also be an online silent...

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Unity Park Advisory Council (UPAC) will be at the Indoor Logan Square Farmers Market (Milwaukee & Spaulding) this Sunday, November 23rd from 10am - 3pm.

We will have tickets to our upcoming annual fundraiser, Party for the Park, available. This year's Party for the Park will be Thursday, Dec. 4th, 6-10pm at Weegee's, 3659 W Armitage.

Tickets are $20 and include a food & dessert buffet, 1 drink ticket + 1 raffle entry. There will also be an online silent auction being launched as a component of Party for the Park shortly.

All $ raised will be used for 2015 UPAC programming.

Can't make it to the Farmers Market?

Tickets are also available from UPAC members and on the UPAC website: unityparkchicago.org

Thanks,
Robert Castillo

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