12 hours ago

Updated 15 min ago

Public housing wait list opens up for Humboldt park

I was looking at Roberto Maldonado's Facebook page today. It said that a waiting list for public housing had opened up for the neighborhoods of west town, Humboldt park and Logan square. I think with all the gentrification that has happened, this is long overdue. Hopefully they will build some more low income housing.

  • urbaneden* happy in the city*

    The last thing I would be doing on this beautiful spring Sunday,is trolling an aldermans facebook page...kinda sad really:( *Enjoy this beautiful day Everyone..!!!

  • So instead you are trolling here. Nice.

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  • Allen is a TROLL. Do not trust ANYTHING he says. Look at how he derails conversations to put the spotlight on himself. like what does flipping houses or public housing have to do with THIS news (it doesn't, not if he read the actual article, which he didn't.). So transparent.

  • Allen Montgomery The real humboldt park

    Thewaitingarea is a troll and a complete imbicile. Look at how he/she knows nothing about me but has the audacity to mention my name in his/her post.

7 hours ago

19 hours ago

Earth Day / Trash Day at the park

Humboldt Park Earth Day celebration simply adding to the billing trash that's in are park.....

Mar 20

Updated 22 hours ago

Black pit bull with white markings wandering Wabansia by Central Park and further west.

I was walking my dog near Wabansia and Central Park and a sweet and timid adult male pit bull, mostly black with some white marks walked right up to us. He was very friendly with my dog (tried getting a little too friendly if you know what I mean), and seemed frightened of me but warmed up eventually. He had a collar but no leash. I have seen him around two other times on my street but this was the...

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I was walking my dog near Wabansia and Central Park and a sweet and timid adult male pit bull, mostly black with some white marks walked right up to us. He was very friendly with my dog (tried getting a little too friendly if you know what I mean), and seemed frightened of me but warmed up eventually. He had a collar but no leash. I have seen him around two other times on my street but this was the first time I really got a good look at him. He doesn't seem skinny but he's filthy. I'm assuming he lives outside if he has a home. Any idea where he belongs. I would hate for him to get hit by a car. I was trying to get him to follow us all the way home but then he stayed back a few blocks before I got home. Next time I walk my dogs I am going to bring an extra leash and my phone to maybe get a photo of him. If you know anything about this dig let me know. I don't think it is too uncommon for dogs to get out in this neighborhood. Sad :(

  • House Six Bloomingdale Trail

    Found the owners. They had no idea their dog was an escape artist. Now I know where he lives.

  • Thank goodness his home & owners were found in the nick of time. Yoga girl was right- pounds are not a good place for pit bulls especially. Encourage the owners to microchip first & foremost (there's another thread about free & low cost chipping offered around the area). The wondering and escaping would likely be curbed if he gets fixed, but that's another story for another day. ;-)

26 hours ago

Updated 24 hours ago

Shooting at 6am

3300 block Le Moyne: woke up to about 10 gun shots around 6:15 am. Anyone else hear this? I hope no one was hurt. A few cars got shot up.

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41 hours ago

Updated 25 hours ago

What a beautiful day in the neighborhood!

Birds singing, dragonfly wings shimmering in the sunlight, tree buds opening up a soft green, and a carpet full of blue flowers by the formal garden. Children gleefully playing at the playground, making noises as their job entails them to do. A woman sitting on a bench, reading a book, while her dog lies on the grass, panting furiously. There's a wind carbine (I think that's what they're called) directly opposite the westernmost entrance/exit to the boathouse--I never noticed that...

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Birds singing, dragonfly wings shimmering in the sunlight, tree buds opening up a soft green, and a carpet full of blue flowers by the formal garden. Children gleefully playing at the playground, making noises as their job entails them to do. A woman sitting on a bench, reading a book, while her dog lies on the grass, panting furiously. There's a wind carbine (I think that's what they're called) directly opposite the westernmost entrance/exit to the boathouse--I never noticed that before! Some students from Columbia filming a project.

Caught on camera! My mystery bird! Three of them today! Quacking and submerging. Unfortunately, again, I did not have my camera with me, as this was an impromptu visit. Did capture it on my cell camera, but too far away to make any distinctions. But in talking to someone else on the bench, he said that he's seen them there before, being quite vocal. I heard one call, but didn't capture that on video. From his description of it, I do think it's an American coot, but I will try to keep my camera at the ready so when I go out, it's there to pick up.

If there's anybody reading this who will help out at the clean up tomorrow near the nature habitat, see if you can get a picture of these birds, and post them. I would appreciate that!

There was even a loon out in the middle. Yes, a beautiful day!

  • RAKARWOWSKI RETIRED CITY WORKER, CLEANING UP HUMBOLDT PARK

    Best of all, not a single banger in sight! Life is good in HP!

38 hours ago

Updated 27 hours ago

Missing orange and white cat- PLEASE HELP!

My cat Aurora has been missing since Wednesday. She is an outdoor cat but always comes home for meals and has never been gone this long. I saw her briefly on Tuesday night, but she did not accept my offer to go inside. Please let me know if you have seen any cats around Winchester and Augusta/Iowa or beyond.

  • Jen

    She may have been taken to animal control. Check there daily bc there is no stray hold period for cats anymore so it could get scooped up by a rescue right away

4 days ago

Updated 47 hours ago

Hair Highlights

Looking for a new salon to have my hair colored and cut for a reasonable price. My stylist moved out of state and I'm nervous to try some place new. Any suggestions?

  • Throwing Karen Marie salon on Milwaukee and Oakley into the mix. As a bonus, the salon is sustainable. Karen is a great colorist - but does not cut. I see Angie for that. I believe a single process and a cut is less than $150 and they offer a discount if you rebook another appointment when you're there. The salon is laid back and cozy.

  • Definitely check out Summer at Sine Qua Non on Chicago (across from Mariano's). Discovered her in a magazine article (I think it was "Chicago's best highlights") after my stylist had to retire early. More than a decade later – I wouldn't dream of going anywhere else. So happy that I...

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    Definitely check out Summer at Sine Qua Non on Chicago (across from Mariano's). Discovered her in a magazine article (I think it was "Chicago's best highlights") after my stylist had to retire early. More than a decade later – I wouldn't dream of going anywhere else. So happy that I found her!

    The next day, I feel like a kid that's played outside in the sun all summer. Completely natural. Even better, her highlights grow out beautifully – and my hair grows like weed. (And, it's a very dark blonde). So, I only need to go a few times a year. Which is a good thing, because Sine Qua Non is not cheap. Pricing depends if you want full or partial highlights. I always go for full, and it's always worth every dime.

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Mechanic

I need some brake work done. Anyone have a good mechanic?

  • Albany Auto is the best and back all their work. Tell them you were referred by me.

  • i love Victor at Victor's Auto. Have been going there for a decade. Super honest and very inexpensive

    4643 W Huron
    773-278-8365

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Apr 02

Updated 2 days ago

LOST KITTY!! Small black and white cat

Hey everybody! This kitty has been lost for nearly a week. Her name is Anna (pronounced Ah-na). She is very small and looks like a kitten even though she isn't (she's about 7 years old). May be pregnant. Please help us find her! She was lost from Division/Rockwell area. If found please call Stephan at (402) 290-3696

PS: I'm not sure what happened to my picture but here is a link to it! http://puu.sh/gZaW7/77b86a1b0e.JPG

And here is the flier - http://docdroid.net/wbqx

  • Piya A lazy person

    Well, she's not my cat, so I'm not in charge of that. I was just trying to be helpful. Thanks for keeping an eye out. I certainly think that cats should be neutered/spayed, my own is, after all.

  • Piya A lazy person

    Just bumping this in case anybody sees her. We got a phone call from someone who thinks they saw her, around the parking lot of the Roberto Clemente High School (on the west side of Western) so we were looking around in the alleys for awhile. Still, it gave us hope. I also made a slightly smaller size of the poster -- http://puu.sh/hgwDv/19935a9042.png

2 days ago

Opportunity Rolls in for Greater West Town Graduate

Adrian graduated from Greater West Town's Shipping & Receiving program in February and less than 2 weeks later was on the job at a leading food products manufacturer. He's already received two raises and a promotion!  With a great salary he was able to buy a new, high-end car.  

5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

While walking in Humboldt Park today (Monday)...

I was at my favorite spot, the Wildlife Refuge area. While sitting on the bench, among the usual citizens there, I saw a small, dark-colored duck with a white beak. I have looked on two web sites (Flyways and Ducks Unlimited) and neither has an image of it, so I don't know what it is, which makes me even more curious. Also seen: a big, reddish-colored fish breaching! First time I've ever seen a fish jump out of the water! And a male ballard trying to get close to a female and getting chased around by her mate. The intruder landed by my side of the lagoon quacking galore!

Ah, such a beautiful sight.

  • I suspect its a juvenile coot just cause March is when they come they Illinois maybe this boy is lagging behind cause he's younger?

  • CPL949 HP Resident

    So Brookfield Zoo couldn't help, but referred me to the Audubon Society Field Guide and HP Wildlife Refuge. Couldn't find the bird at the Field Guide, but after looking at the habitats of the American Coot, it may have been that, perhaps as a juvenile. At the park Wildlife Refuge,...

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    So Brookfield Zoo couldn't help, but referred me to the Audubon Society Field Guide and HP Wildlife Refuge. Couldn't find the bird at the Field Guide, but after looking at the habitats of the American Coot, it may have been that, perhaps as a juvenile. At the park Wildlife Refuge, the woman said that they don't have someone looking at the animals until after Earth Day.

    So it remains a mystery, but next time, I shall try to remember to bring my camera with me at all times so in case I stop at the refuge area, I have it with me.

    Thanks to all who responded, who tried to help me ID the duck, and thanked me. Ciao.

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Help Clean Humboldt Park

This Saturday, April 18 2015 is the Earth Day clean Humboldt Park event. You can sign in at the boat house from 8 till 9 and be teamed up with your neighbors and sent to different location around the park. If you live West of Kedzie, please join our group. I am leading a group from The United Blocks of Humboldt Park and we will meet on the Northwest corner of Division and Kedzie at 8:45 A.M. I have the...

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This Saturday, April 18 2015 is the Earth Day clean Humboldt Park event. You can sign in at the boat house from 8 till 9 and be teamed up with your neighbors and sent to different location around the park. If you live West of Kedzie, please join our group. I am leading a group from The United Blocks of Humboldt Park and we will meet on the Northwest corner of Division and Kedzie at 8:45 A.M. I have the wavers that need to be signed this year and will take them to the boat house while everyone heads out to the ponds by the stable. This is the area United Blocks has been cleaning for over a decade now. There are around twenty five neighborhood groups that are cleaning areas all over the park and any help is greatly appreciated. Hope to see you there as good neighbors help clean up Humboldt Park in 2015!

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Apr 11

Updated 4 days ago

Police at Augusta and California

There are about 6 or 7 police cars down the street between Washtenaw and California on Augusta (right in front of ChiArts). Lights are flashing and traffic isn't allowed does anyone know what's going on?

  • After a little digging, I was able to find out a bit more about this shooting. The shooter was arrested and his hearing is on Friday, April 17th at 1pm. The State's Attorney's office would like anyone who witnessed the shooting to call the police department (14th district booked them,...

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    After a little digging, I was able to find out a bit more about this shooting. The shooter was arrested and his hearing is on Friday, April 17th at 1pm. The State's Attorney's office would like anyone who witnessed the shooting to call the police department (14th district booked them, CAPS office is 312-744-1261) before Friday. She agreed to include in the folder a notice that more witnesses are coming forward. Just call and let them know that you witnessed the shooting on Saturday. Please please please do call if you witnessed this. You only have to be interviewed by the detective and over the phone. If you know of anyone else who witnessed it but was not interviewed by the police, please share this information with them.

  • Just one more note, the Det in charge of the case is Det Schenatzki at 312-744-8261.

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

  • RAKARWOWSKI RETIRED CITY WORKER, CLEANING UP HUMBOLDT PARK

    This has been going on for years.

  • I listened to the WBEZ broadcast on Sunday and can't imagine that this is lawful. It's pathetic; especially for the addicts who are told they're going for treatment in the U.S. and end up basically on the streets. Puerto Rico has also sent addicts to NYC, NJ and other urban areas. Wow is right

Apr 03

Updated 4 days ago

Looking for father...

Hello, Im looking for my father who I know lives on Lemoyne St. His name is Alberto Perez ( Luis Perez) around 58 years old. If anyone has any information please let me know.

  • Can you give us some more information? Is he missing? Or are you just looking for him?

  • Just looking for him...I came across his last known address and just wondering if anyone here knows him or of him...

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Updated 5 days ago

Getting Egg off Masonry

I recently moved into a home that must have been egged at some point - I don't know when or how long the egg was on there. Regardless no one did anything to clean it. I looked online and tried ammonia as per some suggestions, and that did nothing at all. Does anyone else have any suggestions for how to get this off - either a good vendor you've worked with, something that has worked for you to get egg off, etc? Thinking about renting a power washer but not even sure that would work. Here is a picture.

Apr 11

Updated 5 days ago

Parking

Does any one have garage or slab parking available ??

  • I do! On evergreen. What's your email and I'll send you the details...

  • CPL949 HP Resident

    To send an email to someone on EB, left click on that person's name. In the new window, click on Send an email that's on the right. If it's blank, then the person has set it to that, and you will have to ask for it as you have, MHFW.

5 days ago

Bickerdike named semi-finalist for national community development award

The National Development Council (NDC) has annunced the semi-finalists of the NDC Academy 2015 Awards. The Awards recognize the top economic and community development projects in the nation and are part of NDC Academy 2015.  Bickerdike's Zapata Apartments has been named a semi-finalist in the Community Development category. Bickerdike was also named a semi-finalist in 2009 in the Innovative Community Development category for the La Estancia project.

Apr 30

Updated 5 days ago

Tree planting in parkway

Hi neighbors!

My husband and I bought a house last Spring and would like to plant a magnolia tree in the parkway this year or maybe next. I was wondering if anyone could refer us to a tree planting service that can take care of locating utility lines, digging, and planting a beautiful tree like this one I saw a few blocks away :)

Thanks!

  • Sarah RM dachshundist

    I just messaged you -- thanks!

  • M G2 Wicker Park Resident

    Magnolias are not good parkway trees. You need a tree that can take the drought, salt, and pollution. The parkways are nicknamed "hellstrips" for a reason. The Department of forestry has an extensive list of trees that do well in parkways for you to choose from. If you really want a magnolia, you'd be better off planting it in your yard (although they get huge) or going with a shrub magnolia.

5 days ago

Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Continues Onsite Help for Health Insurance Enrollment

Chicago, Ill. – April 9, 2015 – Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center (PSMEMC) is continuing its efforts to assist the community with health insurance enrollment and education related to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) beyond the Feb. 15 deadline for sign-up.

6 days ago

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Apr 11

Found cat on 1100 N California.

Found this cat on my roof that connects mine and neighbors apartment. It's very friendly and looks very young. I have her in my apt now but I cannot keep her for long.

Apr 11

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Apr 11

Parking ticket woes

Is there any consolidated org. to assist Seniors in parking in WP/BT area?

Apr 08

Updated Apr 10

Kids at CAPS mtg?

Alright my EB neighbors, my CAPS meeting is tomorrow evening. I would love to attend as I am a new neighbor and I want to learn as much as I can. I am in beat 1422. But I have a 3yr old and a 5 yr old who would need to come with me. OK or not OK? If I bring tricks to get them to sit still? Or not a good idea?

  • ElizP New Neighbor

    Thank you everyone so much for your help! I went, took the kiddos, felt confident, and learned a lot. Go team Humboldt Park!

  • But very nice of you to ask first...and so glad that you got such positive responses...And how important for even the littlest to see neighbors together.

Apr 07

Updated Apr 10

Hipolito Roldan, President of Hispanic Housing Development Corp made voting to a dangorous obstacle.

After last night's rain the slippery mud piles caused by Hipolito Roldan's constructions crews created some serious challenges for voters. See photo.

Plaza Taino is used as one of Humboldt Park's polling places. However, Hipolito Roldan, president of Hispanic Housing Development Corporation, removed Plaza Taino's first floor including the entire entry way making the building impossible to use as polling place. Instead of repairing the floor Hipolito Roldan built a mini-building polling place behind Plaza Taino. However, Hipolito Roldan did...

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After last night's rain the slippery mud piles caused by Hipolito Roldan's constructions crews created some serious challenges for voters. See photo.

Plaza Taino is used as one of Humboldt Park's polling places. However, Hipolito Roldan, president of Hispanic Housing Development Corporation, removed Plaza Taino's first floor including the entire entry way making the building impossible to use as polling place. Instead of repairing the floor Hipolito Roldan built a mini-building polling place behind Plaza Taino. However, Hipolito Roldan did not make a safe and secure walk to the new polling place which means that everyone, including the elderly residents and disabled voters have been forced to go through slippery mud piles to reach the polling place.

We need to put pressure on Hipolito Roldan and his companies the Hispanic Housing Development Corporation and Tropic Construction Corporation before the entire building fall apart with serious injuries or deaths occur. Hipolito Roldan has to be held responsible for creating a safe and healthy environment for his residents at all his companies buildings.

  • Hopefully you helped this person who fell out of their wheelchair soon after you paused to take their picture!

  • Tropic construction = Pyramid scheme.

    The taxpayers and residents will be left holding an empty bag.

    Most of his buildings are only 1.5 generation buildings, or 30 years. After that, these gold bricks will be carted away to a landfill.

    Hungry Hungry Hipo munches large trough of government pork.

    Mmmmmm for him. OOOOooooohNOOOooooo for us.

Apr 10

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Apr 10

Laying pipe on California Ave*

This is a Shout Out* To all the workers laying pipe on California Ave,Yesterday in particular* Pouring rain, these folks stayed on course* Digging- marking gas/water lines/laying pipe-filling the trenches..seriously..it was/is like a construction ballet* Beautiful..and seamless..Nice:)

Mar 10

Updated Apr 09

Is Chuy Garcia's Son Samuel Currently a Two Six Gang Member?

Buried in an article regarding pay for play, is a snippet regarding Garcia's son, Samuel. Samuel has extensive run in with the laws, and by his own words, is an admitted gang member for the Two Six Street Gang, operating out of Little Village and Pilsen, and featured on the popular series, Gangland.

Is this family qualified to represent Chicago?

Did the future Mayor of Chicago raise a gang member who attacks cops?

http://chicago.suntimes.com/news-chicago/7/71/351122/mayoral-challenger-garcia-backed-deal-firm-gave-son-free-legal-help

Here's more info on the notorious Two Six Street Gang. http://chicagogangs.org/index.php?pr=TWO_SIX

and a video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DcnFI639Tbs

Apr 09

Computer and Electronics Recycling Drop Off

Do you have unwanted computers or electronics? Chicago Surplus Computer will recycle them for you. It's free and easy. Our Drop-Off hours are from 8am-4pm Monday-Friday at 5610 W. Bloomingdale Ave. Call 773-545-7357 for more information.

Apr 07

Updated Apr 09

Reports of dirty tactics

My wife's aunt, went to vote today. They handed her a ballot already filled out for Emanuel. She immediately asked the person to go through the ballots and see if they had all been tampered with. She made sure she was able to get a valid voting ballot. She also called the Chuy camp and reported what was going on. They said they had been getting lots of complaints. That dirty Rahm

  • Allen Montgomery The real humboldt park

    Race matters every election. And all poloticians cater to different races in their own way. Rahm got the black vote based on having worked for Obama. Many don't remember when he called liberals f'ing retards. I severed ties with him then, once he said that in 2010.

  • gloriaartist 51 year EGP Resident

    Hey EB. I'm back on the thread 4 a minute. I will be grabbing a sit down lunch at (no beef no pork )Turkey Chop (3506 W. Chicago Avenue). Saturday April 11th @ 11am-12:30pm. I dont need a RSVP. Just come in, say"Im looking 4 gloriaartist". Order your food (I'm not paying =) grab a chair, and lets chill with a meal and a chat. Like we say back in the day- b there or b square. C'ya (maybe?)

Apr 09

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Mar 12

Updated Apr 08

Lost dog at North and Kedzie

Lost Maltese pictured below. She was lost this afternoon, Thursday 3/12. Answers to Abbey. If you see her please message me.

  • Mrs L - That dog's nose is a little lighter colored than Abby's. Thank you for sharing, though!

  • Hi. I can't see any of the photos in this thread for some reason and I don't see where to post one. I was at Gallery Cafe at North and Wood yesterday and there's a pic of a found white Maltese. I did snap a pic of the poster, if someone can tell me how to post a pic on here. The contact #is : 312-286-7680. Hope you find her!

Apr 03

Updated Apr 08

Storm Sewer Cave-in

I'm incredibly unimpressed with the Water Maintenance Department. For the second time I've notified them of a dangerous sewer cave-in, sent them photos of the hole and setting so they could find it, and they have supposedly inspected it and then closed the report saying there was no hole. In the last 36 hours what was a small hole under the pavement has caved in to create a huge section of unsupported pavement with a pit of water underneath.

  • Did you get my PM?

  • Super Greg King of the Snow Shovel, Master of Litter

    Kat, nope. But a guy from water maintenance came and looked at it on Monday and said, yeah, that's real bad! He left without doing anything but Tuesday morning a couple guys showed up and put a steel plate over some of the cave-in. I also got a reply email from the Alderman's office, I sent them pics and an explanation, and Proco Joe said a work permit had been issued. Now we wait.

Apr 05

Updated Apr 08

Pet (Dog) Found

Found: small, white Maltese(?) at the corner of Wood and North. If you are missing this type of dog, please contact.

  • Jen

    Probably not the same dog but there's a dog like that missing from neighborhood (humboldt park). I'll see if I can find the number tomorrow

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