2 days ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Found Dog

Still hoping to reunite this friendly little guy with his family. Found on 11/17 near Barry and Christiana.

  • myrna 60645

    Sorry.i got excited. I meant Lucky!

  • Jen

    No, he doesn't respond to Lucky and the collar was not the same as Lucky was wearing. We'll keep trying!

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4 hours ago

Does anyone play bridge? We are three looking for a fourth.

We live near Kedzie and Diversey. We like a good game, not very competitive but thoughtful and fun.

12 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Township closing?

Does anyone know the full story? I heard last night that it was their last show and I've also heard the bar itself is closing. Anyone know what's up?

  • Bludog 21 years in LS

    From The Reader: Owner Tamiz Haiderali says Township will continue to host concerts, though that's on pause now. "It all happened a little too sudden for everyone involved, but Township is open, it's going to stay open,"

  • Bludog 21 years in LS

    Also from The Reader: We heard from Peterson (of MP Shows) shortly after publishing the story, who says that he was bought out of his half of Township last night. "My partner and I [Haiderali] have been trying to dissolve our partnership for about a year, and we were essentially negotiating to buy each other out," Peterson says.

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UPAC To Launch P4TP Online Auction

UPAC is launching our 1st ever online silent auction as part of our annual Party for the Park fundraiser. 

We have selected 20 one of a kind items, great artwork and gift packages for you to bid on to help raise funds for 2015 UPAC programming.

The silent auction goes live at 5:00PM Central Time on Tuesday, November 25th and will conclude on Friday, December 5th at 12:00PM Central Time.

Here is our auction URL :
http://www.32auctions.com/UPACPartyforthePark

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UPAC is launching our 1st ever online silent auction as part of our annual Party for the Park fundraiser. 

We have selected 20 one of a kind items, great artwork and gift packages for you to bid on to help raise funds for 2015 UPAC programming.

The silent auction goes live at 5:00PM Central Time on Tuesday, November 25th and will conclude on Friday, December 5th at 12:00PM Central Time.

Here is our auction URL :
http://www.32auctions.com/UPACPartyforthePark

There will also be a computer terminal set up at Party for the Park on Thursday, December 4th from 6-10PM @Weegee's, 3659 W Armitage for guests to use to bid on the silent auction items.

Please note: The UPAC Party for the Park online silent auction will end the day AFTER P4tP on Friday, Dec. 5th at 12Noon.

Please share the info with family, friends, co-workers, etc. I also ask that you please post and share on social media. 

This is an amazing opportunity to help UPAC maximize our fundaising capacity this year. 
You can even suggest that folks shop our online auction site on Black Friday!

Thank you for all you do to help make UPAC the amazing community organization it is.

 Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

Robert Castillo
UPAC

2 days ago

Updated 8 hours ago

TRIBUNE: Fate of STOP FOR PEDESTRIANS IN CROSSWALK signs

TRIBUNE transportation reporter Jon Hilkevitch has article in 11/24/2014 Monday Getting Around column that mentions Logan Square.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/hilkevitch/ct-must-stop-signs-getting-around-met-1124-20141123-column.html

Mid-intersection street mounted sign Milwaukee at Sawyer went MIA early spring 2014. I asked Alderman Rey Colon about replacement. Answer: ~$500 cost must come from 35th Ward Aldermanic menu funds, not City/CDOT budget. So I contacted Mr. Hilkevitch since:
1. in street mounted signs STOP FOR PEDESTRIANS IN CROSSWALK are visual cue that enhances Pedestrian Safety. Milwaukee Ave location has 25,000 vehicles/day...

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TRIBUNE transportation reporter Jon Hilkevitch has article in 11/24/2014 Monday Getting Around column that mentions Logan Square.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/hilkevitch/ct-must-stop-signs-getting-around-met-1124-20141123-column.html

Mid-intersection street mounted sign Milwaukee at Sawyer went MIA early spring 2014. I asked Alderman Rey Colon about replacement. Answer: ~$500 cost must come from 35th Ward Aldermanic menu funds, not City/CDOT budget. So I contacted Mr. Hilkevitch since:
1. in street mounted signs STOP FOR PEDESTRIANS IN CROSSWALK are visual cue that enhances Pedestrian Safety. Milwaukee Ave location has 25,000 vehicles/day AND is heavily used by pedestrians day & evening on City designated PEDESTRIAN ORIENTED STREET in heart of vibrant Logan Square business district.
2. signs are intrinsically subject to wear/damage and getting plowed over by (idiot) drivers
3. CDOT/City annual budget should anticipate replacement cost for these signs, like replacement of Stop, Tow Zone, No Parking etc which come from City budget, not Alderman ward menu funds
4. Red Light and Schools/Parks cameras bring in ~$100,000,000 per yr. It's not Mayor Emanuel slush fund to plug police overtime etc. Public Safety & real leadership means: take some of that $ and pay to replace damaged signs STOP FOR PEDESTRIANS IN CROSSWALK as needed.

The DUI KING of City Council, Alderman Rey Colon offered this comment in Tribune: "These signs are very popular with constituents who request them often," Colon said. But he said the average life of the signs "is like freshly cut flowers that wither and die."

Alderman: it's time for your political career to do the same.

  • I think those little buggers should grow by three feet, glow like a sci-fi show, and be made of METAL. That would teach people real fast to pay attention and stop running over the little neon man!

  • I dunno...Many people who hit those signs don't take care of their cars anyway, so adding some scratches to go with the speed holes and fart cans (mufflers) won't matter to them...

13 hours ago

Updated 10 hours ago

Graffiti Removal

Graffiti on an unfinished wood privacy fence- already reported to 311 for city removal. I'm really bugged about this. Any suggestions for how to handle/deter this in the future?

34 hours ago

Updated 10 hours ago

Recommend Company to do Network and A/V Wiring for New Home?

We are building a new home in Logan Square, and need some expertise on the Network, Audio/Visual wiring design of the house.

Our electrician says he can run the cables any way we'd like, but we were looking for someone who can help with the design, picking the correct materials and making sure the right work is done.

Any recommendations?

  • Again I agree 100 percent with Keith. They set up everything in our home and recently came back out to install another TV for us. An added bonus is they are so mindful of your time and so clean!!!

  • Its actually called
    Hookup Solutions. Great company, I worked with the owner for several years when he was starting the busines. He's good. VERY good!

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Sep 30

Updated 31 hours ago

Missing Mail

Hey neighbors. I've recently become aware of several important pieces of mail that never got delivered to us and am trying to figure out the best way to address this and with whom (ie, call the post-office on California, track down my mail carrier, call the national branch??). After being in our location for 2 years, we've suddenly had mail returned to a couple of different senders with notices like, "address unknown," or they'll say they attempted 3 times, even...

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Hey neighbors. I've recently become aware of several important pieces of mail that never got delivered to us and am trying to figure out the best way to address this and with whom (ie, call the post-office on California, track down my mail carrier, call the national branch??). After being in our location for 2 years, we've suddenly had mail returned to a couple of different senders with notices like, "address unknown," or they'll say they attempted 3 times, even though there was no notice and I was home each of the dates listed on the "attempt form." I have verified that the address was correct on the letters/packages that were returned. We still continue to get all our junk mail and ComEd bills as well as other peoples' mail, but now we're missing stuff. Any suggestions or input would be much appreciated!

  • Ed in Bucktown Fifth Generation Lifelong Chicagoan

    Julie, I suggest that -- unless the mis-delivered mail you receive is within a house or two of being correct -- you take it back to the Clemente post office in person. With evidence of faulty delivery in your hand, you have much more power to complain about your own...

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    Julie, I suggest that -- unless the mis-delivered mail you receive is within a house or two of being correct -- you take it back to the Clemente post office in person. With evidence of faulty delivery in your hand, you have much more power to complain about your own missing mail. When I did this a few years ago, it received much more attention than the simple "my mail is missing" message.

    I agree with the other posters' observations about regular versus substitute mail carriers. The performance of the latter only serves to underscore the notorious reputation of the post office.

    The quality of delivery accuracy to me has improved over the past two decades. However, my experience with neighborhood mailboxes has gone in the opposite direction. At this point, I drop all outbound mail only at the Clemente post office. Forgive me if this is a thread hijack, but I wonder how many others have been likewise trained by negative reinforcement into this habit.

  • CPL949 HP Resident

    FYI - In case you didn't see the DNAInfo post re: one man's rant against the Clemente PO, see:

    http://tinyurl.com/kebnklp

5 days ago

Updated 32 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.

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Sorry Jessica...there have been many scandals with nfps. Red cross, United Way, Chicago nfps are being investigated by the IRS for not using $$ as it was appropriated.

    My point is to scrutinize so that one is not swept up in a feel good event and then gets stuck. Some...

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    Sorry Jessica...there have been many scandals with nfps. Red cross, United Way, Chicago nfps are being investigated by the IRS for not using $$ as it was appropriated.

    My point is to scrutinize so that one is not swept up in a feel good event and then gets stuck. Some get stuck with very sick animals and can't afford the thousands it costs to treat animals with serious illnesses.

    Every nfp and every household can bleed about not having enough money; when many are just inefficient.

    A nfp in my neighborhood gave a FLY DUMPER the ok to dump wood chips. They came back and dumped 150 truckloads on 5 locales totalling 50 vacant lots mostly owned by the city.

    The nfp was the catalyst, like it or not. They also did not have authority to authorize an illegal fly dumper to dump wood chips on city owned land. They did NOTHING to help get these 150 truckloads of debris cleaned up off of 50 vacant lots.

    For those who don't know; using wood chips and barley malt as growing materials attracts RATS.

    These are unintended consequences that happen as a by product of people wanting to do good. None every come back and clean up the chips or the rats.

    We have lots of battles on my block. Streets and San, Chicago Dept of Transportation, CPD, Sewer/Water....would u like to come and help with these problems? We could use some advocates.

    Actually ADOPTING pets is better than being a foster donor.

    And, getting the word out for people who buy pets and abandoning them quickly is a inhumane thing to do...would also round out the picture Those who acquire pets should be responsible for the animal until it passes away.

  • Jen

    Adopting pets is great but fostering would actually help more animals bc you can continuously provide a place for new animals that would otherwise be killed to go to

3 days ago

Updated 35 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??

  • Used to go to Gethsemane even though it was far (it was close to my mom's and we had a tradition of buying our trees together). For the past couple of years, I've gone to Christy Weber on Grand. Trees have held their needles well.

  • Thank you all for the tips!!!

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  • Interactive Board for Middle School Science

    Ms. Darrah is asking for $7180.95:
    My students need a Promethean Activboard. My school was built in 1896. The middle school science room has old sliding chalk boards and 1 white board.
    Yates Elementary School Comment

4 days ago

Updated 2 days 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!

  • Cityapril, you can sign up for UPS mychoice - it is free and lets you "sign" for packages by checking a box online that authorizes the driver to leave the package at a place of your choosing (side door, porch, etc).

  • thanks jena. unfortunately there's no place to leave a package where it won't end up stolen, as i learned with my last old navy order. ; >

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

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?

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

  • Veronika Fashion Designer,Gallery Owner,Web Designer, Muse

    Moreno's true colors yet again. He has to go!

  • Cut the guy some slack. He was probably just drunk again. That's when his misogyny shows.

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2 days ago

Pop-Up Shop Spots Available!

If you are a crafter, artisan, artist, or food specialist, we have a few spots left for the Small Business Saturday Pop Up Shop at Free Range Office on Nov. 29th from 12pm-5pm. As a Wicker Park-Bucktown Neighborhood Champion, we've partnered with American Express to offer a way for small crafters, artists and other vendors to participate in the #ShopSmall campaign. Come get exposure for your wares, meet other small business owners, network and sell! All participants will be included...

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If you are a crafter, artisan, artist, or food specialist, we have a few spots left for the Small Business Saturday Pop Up Shop at Free Range Office on Nov. 29th from 12pm-5pm. As a Wicker Park-Bucktown Neighborhood Champion, we've partnered with American Express to offer a way for small crafters, artists and other vendors to participate in the #ShopSmall campaign. Come get exposure for your wares, meet other small business owners, network and sell! All participants will be included in our #ShopSmall social media and promotions campaign.

Vendor spaces are only $75 and include the business networking brunch, a table and two chairs. Vendors can call 312-725-3063 or email for the registration form: info@freerangeoffice.com

The business networking brunch from 12pm-1pm, and the Pop-Up Shop runs until 5pm. These events are free to the public. To attend register here:

https://smallbizsatpopupshop.eventbrite.com

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Nov 15

Updated 2 days 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.

Nov 17

Updated 3 days 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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Nov 18

Updated 4 days 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.

5 days ago

Updated 4 days 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

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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 5 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!

Mar 25

Updated 5 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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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 .)

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Nov 14

Updated 6 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

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