36 hours ago

Updated 49 min ago

Residential Smash n' Grabs...

So I guess this is a thing now... 3200 block of McLean/Dickens. Kids are using stolen cars to open garages. Heads up I guess.

  • Why do you think they are kids? Irresponsible and immature? More like criminals! Need to be caught and jailed.

  • George F in Ravenswood displaced New Yorker

    It couldn't hurt to not leave valuables in the garage. Tools and such are easy targets because they're easy to carry out.

4 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Trees being cut down

Does anyone know why the city has been cutting down a lot of trees on main and side streets in Logan Square and Hermosa. Very concerning!

2 hours ago

Storefront on Milwaukee @ Diversey

1,500sf ---- $1500, near La Farine bakery and loads of restaurants, art galleries, retail services. High foot and car traffic area. Large open space in front, two office rooms in back, enclosed porch.

Minutes walk to Belmont Blue Line. One car parking in a garage for an additional
fee.
aCall 773-226-9967

2 days ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Masada/Sultans Market Slumlords?

I don't know if it's because they're name isn't on it, that they think people don't know they own it...but the lot on California across from the 14th District Police station is a wreck...filled with litter. The owners of Masada/Sultans Market purchased this property so they could pave it over for a parking lot...even though it used to be commercial business space before the market bust. They promised they'd beautifully landscape this parking lot. But they're not really proving themselves...

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I don't know if it's because they're name isn't on it, that they think people don't know they own it...but the lot on California across from the 14th District Police station is a wreck...filled with litter. The owners of Masada/Sultans Market purchased this property so they could pave it over for a parking lot...even though it used to be commercial business space before the market bust. They promised they'd beautifully landscape this parking lot. But they're not really proving themselves with the way they've maintained this property. It took pressure from the Alderman's office to get them to remove snow from the sidewalk this winter...which they did by driving a truck onto the sidewalk to plow it. Now they can't seem to pick up one bit of litter. It's their property...and the community shouldn't have to force them to care for it and to show some pride of ownership. How about it Masada??? I seem to see able-bodied people working at their restaurant.

  • Susan S. resident

    My question was in reference to the refrain from those who invoke "it's their property, they should be able to do what they want with it" when it's something they want vs. when it's something they don't want, then property owners should be good citizens and do what they want and follow the laws.

  • Ok...still not sure how that relates to the garbage situation. Clearly they too felt compelled to get it resolved. Glad it's taken care of. And thanks to all the earth day cleaners today too!

6 days ago

Updated 24 hours ago

Voice your support for Transit Oriented Development

Someone recently put up a moveon.org petition to slow down the proposed investment in TOD apartments on the old Max Gerber site. If you support the development please consider sending a note to the alderman at Ward01@cityofchicago.org.

Here's the petition against it.
http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/ald-moreno-postpone-plan.fb47?source=s.icn.fb&r_by=7364592

The petition features such language as "The proposal does not provide sufficient community benefits, such as setting aside units that are truly affordable to local families, and in essence creates a "gated" community."

It's adding more affordable...

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Someone recently put up a moveon.org petition to slow down the proposed investment in TOD apartments on the old Max Gerber site. If you support the development please consider sending a note to the alderman at Ward01@cityofchicago.org.

Here's the petition against it.
http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/ald-moreno-postpone-plan.fb47?source=s.icn.fb&r_by=7364592

The petition features such language as "The proposal does not provide sufficient community benefits, such as setting aside units that are truly affordable to local families, and in essence creates a "gated" community."

It's adding more affordable housing than any other private, market-rate development in Logan Square. If we save the land for Bickerdike or Hispanic Housing, we certainly could get all affordable housing, payed for with tax dollars. But is this the spot for subsidized housing?

And how many apartment complexes or condos are open to the public? Of course it's gated. Can I come sit in your home's back yard? Why is it gated!?

"We strongly urge you to postpone the April 16 Chicago Plan Commission hearing until the community has had the opportunity to give real input on the proposal."

They've had at least two very well attended public meeting on it already. How many should be held?

I see people like Anne Shaw who failed in her run for Alderman...and doesn't live anywhere near the development...opposing it on the petition. It's gotten pretty weak numbers so far...wonder how many of the other 95 signers live no where near that intersection.

  • Susan S. resident

    Watch property prices and rents rise. To quote Nick N. in Logan Square: "because the owner wants to be paid for the value of what "could" eventually be developed."

  • Jeff Karova Logan Square resident

    At the very least, Susan. My concern has always been the precedent set by the variance but as I've been discussing this issue with many people I've grown more certain that this project is going to have far more impact than anyone suspects in ways that most people don't expect, and not in the ways those wanting it hope.

33 hours ago

"Towers" Development at Milwaukee & California Gets Plan Commission Approval

"While the battle isn't over until it's over, a nod of approval from the Plan Commission generally signals that a proposal will likely sail through the remaining zoning application process."

http://chicago.curbed.com/archives/2015/04/17/logan-square-towers-plan-commission.php

3 days ago

Updated 36 hours ago

Feds Investigating CPS

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

USPS Mail "Undeliverable" Last Week?

Anyone in the 26xx-27xx areas of Sacramento/Richmond/Francisco area have their mail get "bounced" as undeliverable some time early last week? I'm hearing back from several people who sent me important letters/parcels that they've received them back, returned as "Undeliverable".

I haven't experienced nearly as many USPS issues since moving to Logan from Wicker Park.. but this is reminiscent of the tricks my old lazy carrier used to pull when he wanted a day off..

2 days ago

Upcoming Events at Independence Park, 3945 N. Springfield Ave.

Spaghetti Dinner
Saturday, April 25th, 5-8pm, 2nd fl auditorium
IPAC will host the 25th Spaghetti Dinner at the Independence Park Fieldhouse. Visit www.independenceparkchicago.comfor more details and advance ticket options.

IPAC is seeking donations for the Spaghetti Dinner silent auction/raffle.
If you would like to donate sporting tickets, gift certificates, travel destinations, technology gifts, wine or other fabulous items they would be greatly appreciated! All donations are tax deductible. Please mail or drop off your donation by April 5 to the...

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Spaghetti Dinner
Saturday, April 25th, 5-8pm, 2nd fl auditorium
IPAC will host the 25th Spaghetti Dinner at the Independence Park Fieldhouse. Visit www.independenceparkchicago.comfor more details and advance ticket options.

IPAC is seeking donations for the Spaghetti Dinner silent auction/raffle.
If you would like to donate sporting tickets, gift certificates, travel destinations, technology gifts, wine or other fabulous items they would be greatly appreciated! All donations are tax deductible. Please mail or drop off your donation by April 5 to the Independence Park Advisory Council, 3945 N. Springfield Ave, Chicago, IL 60618, Attn: Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser. Contact IPAC with questions info@independenceparkchicago.com

Indoor Jazz Concert
Saturday, May 8th, 7pm, 2nd fl auditorium
Bring the family to listen to a live jazz band perform for FREE.

Independence Park Yard Sale
Saturday, May 16th, 9am-3pm
Time to do some spring cleaning and earn some $$
10x10 space only $20. Bring your own table or rent from us for only $10.
Visit www.independenceparkchicago.comfor details.

Independence Park 4th of JulyCelebration
Saturday, July 4th, 10am
Decorate your bikes, trikes, kids and dogs — and join in the annual parade around the park. Family games, races and activities take place after the parade until noon.

Movies in the Park, start at dusk
Friday, June 12th - Back to the Future 2
Friday, July 17th - Big Hero 6
Friday, August 14th - Grease (Sing Along)

Independence Park BEER Fest
Saturday, September 19th, 4-8pm, tennis courts
Enjoy local craft beers, unique food trucks and support your local park!
Visit www.independenceparkchicago.comfor details & advance tickets.

To hear more about IPAC events and support the park, “LIKE” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ipacchicago or visit our webpage www.independenceparkchicago.com

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Work & Storage Space Desired

My husband and are looking for a space to store supplies and work out of from time to time. Something such as a garage, warehouse, storefront, or studio.

  • Hey Sarah. I might have the perfect space for you guys, depending on what you want to do exactly. We're at Diversey/Francisco-ish. Let me know if you want to check it out tomorrow evening or Saturday.

  • oh and I guess you can email me through my profile page here, so drop me a line if you guys want to check it out & we'll coordinate.

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Help Support Transit Oriented Development

Regarding the proposed apartment buildings at 2293 N. Milwaukee, while there is a petition to stop it because some people feel two meetings wasn't enough to give "real" input...here is a petition to support it.

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/alderman-moreno-move-1

With more info here:
http://www.ward1.org/community-meeting-notes-at-haas-park-330-regarding-proposed-tod-project-at-2293-n-milwaukee/

The other petition against it seems to want less units but more subsidized housing, wants the apartment building to have no gates so it's open to the public for some reason, even though it's private property.

  • Buster- Was that a Transit Oriented Development? If not, do you think it is fair to say that a TOD would have a different impact on the train than a regular large residential building?

  • It was not designated TOD, but was very close to an El stop. Most people either worked from home or took the El. Very few drove each day.

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Gun Fire at Armitage & Kedzie

So I heard gun fire, approximately 8 - 10 shots; at or near Armitage & Kedzie at approximately 12:00 AM. There was a police car that speed Southbound on Kedzie during the course of the gun shots. If anyone finds anything out about this please post an update. I leave a few buildings north of Armitage on Kedzie and rather curious/conceded about the incident.

  • The next Beat 1421 CAPS Meeting will be on Wednesday, May 13th at 6:30 pm at the Humboldt Park Library 1605 N. Troy.
    Please attend even when there are no shots being fired. It is a good way to meet your neighbors find out what's happening and get to know...

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    The next Beat 1421 CAPS Meeting will be on Wednesday, May 13th at 6:30 pm at the Humboldt Park Library 1605 N. Troy.
    Please attend even when there are no shots being fired. It is a good way to meet your neighbors find out what's happening and get to know your police officers.
    If you have questions or concerns before the meeting, please call or email the CAPS Office 312-744-1261 caps.014 district@chicagopolice.org. They will need dates, times and locations of incidents and of course sometimes there are details they are not allowed to give out.

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

    Wondering what was going on --we saw a TON of police and sirens heading that way last night

Apr 06

Updated 4 days ago

Amazing nanny available in September

Hi neighbors! Our nanny of four years will be available on September 1 due to my kids going to school full time. We absolutely love her and would love to keep her in the neighborhood so we can still see her. She doesn't drive, but is very active with our kids in the neighborhood. You'd be very lucky to have her! Please let me know if you are heading back to work around then and need a great nanny! Thanks!

  • ENC

    Hi Liz. I will be looking for a nanny in September. Can you forward your nanny's contact details? jpcend@gmail.com

    Thanks so much!

  • Liz

    Jprim, please email me at ebdaniel113@hotmail.com and I can connect you. Thanks! Abigail and ENC, I sent you both emails, but haven't heard back.

Apr 09

Updated 5 days ago

Anyone know what's happening with southwest corner of Wabansia &Kedzie?

It was a car repair shop. The area is fenced off and it appears they are leveling the existing lot and building. Anyone know what may be going in its place?

Jan 29

Updated 5 days ago

Seeking Logan Square / Avondale Writer For Article (Will Compensate)

Hello, we are looking to launch a free newspaper focused on cultural, political and economic life in Logan Square & Avondale. If our first edition does well, we would like to do this on a monthly basis. We are looking for someone to write a brief article on the growth of freelance work in general, and in Logan Square / Avondale in particular. Even though our start-up costs are high and revenue is Zero, we would like to offer compensation....

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Hello, we are looking to launch a free newspaper focused on cultural, political and economic life in Logan Square & Avondale. If our first edition does well, we would like to do this on a monthly basis. We are looking for someone to write a brief article on the growth of freelance work in general, and in Logan Square / Avondale in particular. Even though our start-up costs are high and revenue is Zero, we would like to offer compensation. Let us know what you think a fair price for a brief article is and hopefully we can have a meeting of the minds. And as an inspiring writer, you would get your name out there and fatten up your resume. If you are interested or have any questions, feel free to e-mail (jraider@raiderrealtychicago.com) us anytime. If you could include a sample of your writing and a resume, that would be great. Thank you in advance for your time and assistance.

  • Larry Garrett editor of West Logan Square/Avondale Newsletter

    Yes, I'm afraid there is. Not the biggest publication but has been coming out once a month since 1994 and is called The West Logan Square/Avondale Newsletter.

  • Jason Raider Owner & Managing Broker of Raider Realty

    Fuarain, the West Logan Square / Avondale Newsletter is a great publication, and the publisher is a good guy who genuinely cares for the neighborhood. So, rather than look at other publications as competition, we think it's great to have multiple voices in the neighborhood. Although this may seem counter-intuitive if you go down to a busy strip of restaurants, bars, etc. rather than take away from each other, they create a synergy that draws more people to the area. We hope that the same dynamics holds true for newspapers.

5 days ago

West Logan Square/Avondale Newsletter

I read recently on Every Block of a group starting up a newsletter with a similar name. The West Logan Square/Avondale Newsletter has been in circulation since 1994 with a circulation of 2000 from Fullerton to Belmont and from Kedzie to Central park and beyond plus emailing to many and Logan Square list serve. It is hand delivered to many homes by community members and available in about 20 businesses plus at the 14th Dist. Police station. The community y meets the last Thursday of each month at St. Nicolai Church at 3000 N. Kedzie at 7:00PM.

For more information or a copy contact me at mesmer1@aol.com.

Apr 09

Updated 5 days ago

New Pub in Avondale (3624 W. Belmont)

Looks like they are opening a new pub at 3624 W. Belmont (it was a bar for a while and then closed). The signage reads "The Avondale" and looks nice - like one of the Lakeview/Lincoln Park neighborhood joints.

  • Artist in Avondale animator, artist, twin

    My sister, neighbor, and I went there Sunday morning and really enjoyed our big brunch. The french toast and eggs benedict were fabulous. I'm looking forward to seeing what their lunch and dinner menus will have to offer.

  • Drawing Girl in Avondale artist, animator, twin

    We loved it! They obviously put a lot of work into it, and service was fantastic. We've been wanting a place like this to open close to home for years now. I can't wait to go there again!

Mar 26

Updated 6 days ago

Garage wanted

My husband and I are looking to rent a garage space close to the Avondale area. Is anyone renting theirs?

  • We might have a spot. What area are you looking at? What sort of price were you expecting and when would the car be there?

  • We are looking for somewhere close to Albany & School, and we obviously would like to pay as little as possible, so throw out a price that we can consider! We want the garage for storage as well as parking, so we will need to have access 24/7.

Apr 03

Updated Apr 11

Grace's Furniture Development

I noticed that new scaffolding was up on the old Grace's Furniture building. I am hoping that means something is actually going to happen with this building. Anyone know?

  • I also saw a few more holes in it the other day than I remember seeing before. But, whenever I do see crews in there working, it's like 4 guys tops. That doesn't exactly put great confidence in me that'll they be finishing any time soon.
    I'd rather see pallets going through those holes than seeing pilates through them personally.

  • i thought i read a few years ago, that the children who inherited the building from the former owners made quite a bit of money leasing the side of the building for those electric billboards. but then the landmarks commission halted them from turning them on. the guy who runs the billboards is essentially paying for non-working billboards until the contract runs out and the children are perfectly happy letting the building go unused as long as they get the billboard check..

Apr 08

Updated Apr 11

Free bricks?

Our rental company doesn't really care about the state of our backyard so I thought I'd do my own little landscaping project back there. Anyone know where I can find free bricks, like from a demo or something?

  • Achilles Flaneur ear witness

    try the dumpster in the east bound local lane on Logan Blvd just east of Richmond

  • I have around 125 approx. 8 x 15 pavers free to whoever will take them all. PM me with cell if interested.

Apr 09

Updated Apr 10

2201 N Milwaukee

Looks like our new neighbors are posting their own "no parking" signs.

Highly illegal.

You think the police department would do anything about it?

Apr 05

Updated Apr 09

Target on Elston

Has the Target at 2656 N. Elston permanently closed? Just went and saw that the parking lot was empty and the doors were shuttered.

  • Alan.. You're probably wrong.

    Thanks chi techie. I'm glad we're on the same page now. I too believe the original poster should have used discretion in the posting of this asinine question. ;)

  • Alan, we're not even in the same book.

    Please notice how I'm refraining from saying something snarky and take note.

Apr 09

Shooting near Avondale/Logandale School

Anyone know more? It's been a while since we had a shooting here, a good reminder to keep eyes and ears open, even at 5:45 am on a Wednesday. At least the schools are closed this week.

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2015/04/09/2-dead-6-wounded-in-wednesday-shootings/#

Apr 08

Lost passport

Saw this posted on my way home

Apr 08

Lost passport

Saw this walking home today. Hopefully someone finds it.

Apr 06

Updated Apr 08

Stolen retaining wall bricks on the 3300 block of North Ridgeway

Yes you read correctly as crazy as this sounds it's true someone has been helping themselves for the past couple of months my wife and I were just astounded by this but in reality we assessed it and will not be cheap nor does it look ascetically appealing on our property,so now it's just ridiculous I just hope to catch this or these individual's so this does not happen to any one else.So neighbors please be aware and let's look out for each other I know I do and will continue to extend that courtesy as I have been here for sometime and am not going anywhere.

  • Portage Porker 23 Year Portage Park Resident

    I'd bet that your concrete/stone blocks are being used to steal wheels off of cars.

  • Hi, this happened to me as well. I'm at Logan and Francisco . My neighbor mentioned that his friend seen a car with no wheels on stones by Cortland and Rockwell, so I drove there and sure enough, those were my blocks.I immediately bought special landscape glue made for walls and glued them . Hopefully this will prevent them from taking more.

  • I live and manage property in the 3400 block of N. Ridgeway, we will keep our eyes out, as always, for any unusual activity in the neighborhood. The other comments about using them to steal from vehicles is probably what is happening because a few of my tenants cars have...

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    I live and manage property in the 3400 block of N. Ridgeway, we will keep our eyes out, as always, for any unusual activity in the neighborhood. The other comments about using them to steal from vehicles is probably what is happening because a few of my tenants cars have been tampered with recently. I am thinking about putting in a security camera in one location near my largest building and biggest issue, when I do there will be a post on EB so that all neighbors are put on notice, regarding the illegal dumping that's become a huge problem lately. Also, the notice will be given so that any neighbors that may need to review my footage are able to contact me easily to do so. We have to stick together and put up a united front so that people looking to do things they shouldn't be, look somewhere else to do it!

Apr 06

Updated Apr 08

How safe is the area around Kimball/Diversey/Milwaukee?

My husband and I are apartment hunting and are considering a space near this intersection. We've been living by Armitage and Spaulding for four years and are curious to know how it compares in terms of safety. Is it about the same or would you say there is more crime/gang activity in this area? Thanks!

  • All I can say is that is the one intersection where I very very nearly escaped being T-boned hard by someone speeding through a red light.

    I slammed on the brakes and swerved and barely missed getting hit. That intersection is a doosey.

  • LD

    ah, bigsneakertees wtf are you talking about, did your mom let you out of her basement again?

    I live right by there and the area is fantastic - and I would agree safer than where you were. It's awesome to be so close to the el and a variety of...

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    ah, bigsneakertees wtf are you talking about, did your mom let you out of her basement again?

    I live right by there and the area is fantastic - and I would agree safer than where you were. It's awesome to be so close to the el and a variety of busses. I've been on kimball across from unity park since 2008 and have never felt unsafe. The S8's on schubert/spaulding can get a little dicey - last year we chatted on EB about an idiot selling drugs out of one of the units and near that intersection (haven't seen him in at least a year so hopefully he's gone as the police were aware of him) and there's a family with jerks for kids that has lived there since i moved in (by jerks I mean harassing neighbors, messing with parked cars/etc), but other than that I've been pleasantly surprised at how safe it feels. if you felt safe at armitage and spaulding you'll have no problems near the 6-way.

Apr 07

Logan Election Bar

Any logan bars throwing election parties tonight? I'm a teacher and it's spring break. (Not a CPS teacher)

Apr 04

Updated Apr 06

Flipside Cafe (now called Same Day) is getting ready to open

The paper is mostly down at the new cafe on Kedzie. Looks great inside! Very excited for it to open.

  • This fills me with conflict. I love Flipside, but that was my dry cleaner! :(

  • Can't wait (though still looking for decent cleaner option) as the build out looks great and this is not a coffee shop as others noted, but a cafe (i.e. with food!). We desperately need more quick service food options in the area! Not sit down restaurants with servers which we...

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    Can't wait (though still looking for decent cleaner option) as the build out looks great and this is not a coffee shop as others noted, but a cafe (i.e. with food!). We desperately need more quick service food options in the area! Not sit down restaurants with servers which we have tons of options, but a place to pop in and grab a little lunch.

    There are some seating options from peaking inside the window. Hopefully a little outdoor patio as well. Still hoping they cover dinner as Half Italian closes up by 7p -- otherwise I would stop in more often.

Apr 02

Updated Apr 06

Affordable veterinarian

Hi y'all looking for an affordable vet option in the LS Area. Does anyone have any recommendations? Thank you in advance

  • Ramona Z. homeowner in Logan Square

    I would also advise you to steer clear of Logan Square Animal hospital. I have had a few bad experiences there and they also add services or products to the bill without asking. One time, I took a dog there for an ear infection and the dog would not let...

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    I would also advise you to steer clear of Logan Square Animal hospital. I have had a few bad experiences there and they also add services or products to the bill without asking. One time, I took a dog there for an ear infection and the dog would not let the doctor swab his ear so I had to do it and they charged me for an ear cleaning!?!? Another time, I took my dog in for a routine visit and annual shots and the doctor expressed the dogs healthy anal sacs even though that service was not requested or needed but I was charged for it. Worse was when me dog needed surgery for a hematoma under the skin from an attack from another dog. It started out with an incision that required 4 stiches and by the time Basaran was done, my dog had 18 stiches across his side, all because the doctor never put in a drain for the incision (which is routinely done everywhere else) and it kept filling up with fliud so he kept cutting until he finally figured it out. Of course, he graciously did the follow up care free of charge. Needless to say, I no longer take any of my animals to this place.
    Animal Ark on Kedzie is awesome.

  • I second Your Pet's Wellness.

Apr 06

Updated Apr 06

Hand written sign TODAY at Humboldt Park (park) bus stop

'If you are reading this sign it is too late to vote"

  • David Lightman Part time head turner, full time jaw dropper

    lol at the Drake reference, but what are you saying?

  • David Lightman Part time head turner, full time jaw dropper

    Nevermind , I got it. haha

Mar 31

Updated Apr 03

Concrete steps?

Hi all! The concrete stairs leading up to my front door are cracked and pieces have fallen off. I don't want to rip down the whole thing, but I do need someone to fix them. Does anyone know of a good person and/or company that does this kind of work? Thank you in advance!

  • Liz

    Thank you Chris!

  • I had a terrible job done on mine from AAA Masonry and then the guy wouldn't finish because he "had no money left in the job" meaning tough so I have a chipping bunch of stairs with one stair on the bottom from the old porch. *Sigh*.

    I highly recommend...

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    I had a terrible job done on mine from AAA Masonry and then the guy wouldn't finish because he "had no money left in the job" meaning tough so I have a chipping bunch of stairs with one stair on the bottom from the old porch. *Sigh*.

    I highly recommend checking out a contractor's previous work and asking about when can they put up patching samples so you can choose which color works for you. That way if they don't want to do that, you know the patches won't match and walk away.

Apr 03

Morning Bootcamp Avondale

All welcome to join in outdoor morning workout at the corner of Springfield Ave. & School St. Lead by trainer through jump rope, free weights, medicine ball, sit ups, push ups, sprints, etc. Meet from 5-5:50 am Thursday through Monday mornings. Cost depends on number of participants. First session free, just show up except some Sunday's are cancelled so Sunday not a great "show up day." Feel free to come Thur, Fri, Sat, or Mon at 5 am. You'll see us, just join in!

Apr 01

Updated Apr 02

Schubert Ave. Residents - BOLO

This isn't the first time I've noticed that Schubert, from 2800-3200 is a hotbed of robberies and assaults, armed and otherwise. These 2 recent cases are a small sampling of what's been going on there over the past year.

What's going on? Where's CPD?

Robbery: Armed: handgun
3000 block W. Schubert Ave. • Mar 22 @ 12:25 AM

Robbery: Armed: handgun
2900 block W. Schubert Ave. • Mar 22 @ 12:42 AM

  • Liz

    It seems to me that it's the same person/s. They need to put some undercover cops on foot for a few nights in a row. It's getting ridiculous.

  • Sergio Logan Square resident since 2000

    This has been on going for a while. My wife was assaulted and robbed in the exact same area December of 2010. It's easy for perps to park and wait for people leaving the Blue Line since there is no restrictive parking along Schubert. It seems to be a known...

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    This has been on going for a while. My wife was assaulted and robbed in the exact same area December of 2010. It's easy for perps to park and wait for people leaving the Blue Line since there is no restrictive parking along Schubert. It seems to be a known spot as the perps are from various parts of the city. The robberies you indicated they have a beat on. There are photos:http://abc7chicago.com/news/police-warn-of-armed-robberies-in-logan-square/571491/

    It's a great area, well lit, secluded but buildings are facing away from the street. The only short term solution is to avoid walking down that part of Schubert. Maybe leaflet neighbors to make them aware and report anything that looks suspicious..

Mar 31

Updated Apr 01

Logan Square is Finally Getting a Dog Park!

The Chicago Park District has received an acceptable bid to construct the Logan Square Dog Park and work is scheduled begin in May, if all goes as planned. The park is located here: http://bit.ly/1NDqO0L You can read more about it in today's edition of Our Urban Times: http://bit.ly/19wSIMS Follow the progress on our Facebook page, too! www.facebook.com/LoganSquareDogPark

Kim Pool
Secretary
Logan Square Dog Park Committee

  • Dan

    great news!!

  • G

    Any park space in this concrete jungle is welcomed.

Apr 01

Updated Apr 01

Blood @ Kimball and Belden?

Walked out of my apartment today and saw a puddle of soapy water on the NW corner of Kimball and Belden. There were also bloody cloths on the sidewalk, so I was assuming the soap was from cleaning up after a crime. Anyone know what happened?

Mar 12

Updated Mar 31

Commercial Construction at Elston & Kedzie

Does anyone know what is going in at the former paint store under construction at Elston & Kedzie?

  • AC

    Not sure, but they are making a huge mess with the Styrofoam. They were sanding it down earlier this week and it looked like a blizzard was rolling through. There are pieces of it almost to Grace.

  • I was by there this morning and it's going to be.....wait for it......another mattress store! I guess you can never have too many mattresses.

Mar 29

Updated Mar 30

New Friends of the Library group for Logan Square

Hi all,
The new Friends of the Library for the Logan Square branch is holding its second meeting this Thursday at 6:30, in the library's conference room. We're looking for ideas, volunteers, people who love their library and want to make it better. We have a small group that turned out for our first meeting! Please leave me a note if you're interested, and find us on Facebook (for which we're going to start adding content soon!).

  • I can't make the Thursday meeting, but would like to be kept up todate. Please email me at franksfelicia@gmail.com

Mar 17

Updated Mar 29

Logan Square Dog Park

Anyone have any updates on the Logan Square Dog Park? After it was approved last year the blueprint was on the Park District website with construction to begin Fall 2014. Obviously that hasn't happened. Any info would be appreciated.

  • Chris Defying a Singular Identity

    In 2012 the park 556 site, which includes the dog park, received $340,000 in OSIF funds, arranged by Ald. Colon for site development. The money has already been transferred to the Park District so State funding changes for other projects should not affect this project. The bids just need to...

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    In 2012 the park 556 site, which includes the dog park, received $340,000 in OSIF funds, arranged by Ald. Colon for site development. The money has already been transferred to the Park District so State funding changes for other projects should not affect this project. The bids just need to come in at the budget, and we'll know soon if that is going to happen.

    That said - Kim's note is on point. These projects only survive if people continue to get involved to support them, so please do get involved!

  • Kimberly P. 6-year Logan Square resident

    Hi dog lovers. I have an update on the future of the Logan Square Dog Park. We just heard back from the Chicago Park District and they have plans to begin construction on the new park in May! We are trying to get the project manager from the park district to attend our next committee meeting so he can walk everyone through the plans. Like our Facebook page for updates.

    Kim Pool
    Secretary
    Logan Square Dog Park Committee

Mar 26

Updated Mar 28

Internet service provider in Avondale

I'm moving to Avondale next week and was told RCN doesn't service the area. What alternative providers are there?

  • kcarroll25 New to the Avondale neighborhood

    You all have been so helpful and thanks for the insight. I'm going to miss RCN which won't service the area. I've decided to move forward with Comcast for the first 12 months at $29.95, then may switch to AT&T to keep the good deal in a year. Thanks again!

  • I have U-Verse and it's awful but I'm under some type of agreement but getting ready to fight them on it.

    At least three times a day my internet goes out which also means TV. It can be anywhere from five minutes to three hours. We call and once they...

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    I have U-Verse and it's awful but I'm under some type of agreement but getting ready to fight them on it.

    At least three times a day my internet goes out which also means TV. It can be anywhere from five minutes to three hours. We call and once they had no idea why so sent a new router. Since then they just tell us to change some network address but we have to do that multiple times a day??

    As you can see it's been bery frustrating. Also the speeds test out about 14 down and I'm paying for like 40 or 50. They also have no resolution for that.

Feb 03

Updated Mar 27

Development around Kedzie/Armitage?

Does anyone know what's happening in the building across from Scofflaw (MuveMusic building) on the NW corner of Kedzie and Armitage? My boyfriend received a hint from someone at Scofflaw that "something good" was coming, but no more details were offered. I also wondered if anyone had heard any plans about anything coming into the other vacant buildings on the north side of Armitage in that general area (for example, there are a few vacant storefronts between the cleaners and Walgreens, east of Kedzie)?

Mar 25

Updated Mar 26

Found cat - Milwaukee & Sawyer

Found a young male grey tabby on our porch this morning. Collar but no tags. Very friendly, but seemed scared to be outside. We are keeping him safe inside.

  • Just this morning, I brought a friendly stray, which had been beat to a bloody pulp, possibly by a dog or another cat, into the Tree House clinic. They're transferring him to an ER. Make no mistake, any outdoor cat, feral or someone's pet, can suffer an excruciating plight.

  • time and again, it's posters that work...put on the corner lamp posts and in neighbors' doors. the owner -- or someone who recognizes the cat and knows who it belongs to -- may contact you. a lot of older pet owners are not looking online...

Mar 25

Updated Mar 26

AT&T Internet Issues

Anyone else in Logan/surrounding neighborhoods having problems with the Internet since last night? I haven't had a chance to call yet but was wondering if we were the only ones. We already hate our service anyway--this might be the straw that breaks the camel's back!

  • Deepti Logan Resident

    Also not available in our area! He made certain that we shouldn't be charged unless they try to fix something on one of our home devices (e.g. ipad, computer, etc) which I know for a fact they won't be even touching. I have had my fair share of angry phone calls to AT&T so I am ready to have another if needed :) I will get that number from you if it's necessary though!

  • I thought they said 'if they come into the home' to check..interested to see what happens. Thanks for the information!

Mar 24

Updated Mar 25

Grassy lot on Mozart & McLean

Does anyone know who owns the lot on the SE corner of Mozart and McLean or know how I can find out?

It's all nicely kept grass surrounded by a black chain link fence. There's a scaffolding kind of thing to hold up a banner on the corner, which makes me think it belongs to the church on McClean and California. Any ideas?

Mar 18

Updated Mar 25

Sod for lawn

Does anyone have a recommendation for a company to resod our lawn? Thanks

Mar 23

Updated Mar 24

Yellow Station Wagon on Central Park, south of Belmont

To the owner: Your car alarm has been going off for hours, since at least 6pm Monday.

  • Sighryn Roscoe resident

    I think you can file a noise complaint with 311.

Mar 24

Updated Mar 24

Here is the pic

the pic didn't post before

  • Ah, now I see the info. you posted on your other thread. Thanks!

  • Btown75

    Did it post? Any details on that shooting?

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