47 hours ago

Updated 4 min ago

Banfield Noooo!

For the love if God! Sitting in Banfield waiting room for over hour and when they get me in the room their gonna shame me into bankruptcy. Please someone give me a vet in logan area that is good and reasonable please

  • Thank you all for the vet info.
    I'm looking for a vet that has the injectable type,
    For kennel cough ,my doggie will put up quite a tussel if you try to spray it in her nose.
    I have always used Milwaukee animal hosp.
    The place is shabby as of recently I'm sad to say.
    But the basic animal care is good. I'm really not sure what are reasonable prices.
    This vet is also associated with Skokie animal hosp. On Cicero.

  • Stay away from Banfield. Many mis-diagnosis; and medication mishaps have happened there. As for "My Vet" on Cortland... talk about Highway robbery, they charge $17.oo for a pet enema when you can buy them online and at any other vet for less than $3.oo. When I mentioned this to them...

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    Stay away from Banfield. Many mis-diagnosis; and medication mishaps have happened there. As for "My Vet" on Cortland... talk about Highway robbery, they charge $17.oo for a pet enema when you can buy them online and at any other vet for less than $3.oo. When I mentioned this to them (years ago) they copped an attitude with me and said... we wouldn't know we don't bargain shop. Pffft!

    I live in Humboldt Park and have been driving out to my vet in Palos Heights for over 10yrs. It's about a 40min drive, but it is soooooo soooooo worth it. Dr. Dahl is truly all about the animals. She is simply amazing and you don't go broke. Southwest Animal Care Hospital.

1 hour ago

Updated 9 min ago

Nicor Advanced Energy

Good morning everyone, I got a letter from Nicor about signing up with them and locking 68.9 cents per therm for 12 months but I have to sign up by April 30. Can anyone tell me if I should change to them or stay with People's Gas? Is there anything I should know before I consider switching over?

  • What is Peoples gas charging per therm? And what will Nicor charge after the 12 months? I'm interested because these gas bills are ridiculous!

26 hours ago

Updated 51 min ago

Looking for used plastic water bottles...

I'm in search of used empty plastic water bottles. A lot of them. Anyone know where I can get some? I'm looking to fill the bottom of a very larger container that I am using to plant vegetables. Thanks!

  • I have a bunch laying around and am constantly creating more.

  • What an interesting idea....(concrete pieces would dissolve putting in chemicals, right?)

    I pick up at least 30 at the soccer filed on the west side of Humboldt Park after every week-end. They are all in one location.

    School maybe? Too bad there isn't a 'race' going on; they are piled up then..

    Good luck!

1 hour ago

Good Orthopedic surgeon?

Hello everyblock folk!
I have had back pain ("issues" in 3 of my lower disks) since early elementary school. I have always been able to manage the occasional flare ups by staying in shape and with visits to chiropractors/acupuncturists, and regular yoga practice. However, in the last year, instances in which I am basically incapacitated have occurred much more frequently and are far more severe. My GP recommended docs in her hospital but, having seen many orthos that haven't helped...

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Hello everyblock folk!
I have had back pain ("issues" in 3 of my lower disks) since early elementary school. I have always been able to manage the occasional flare ups by staying in shape and with visits to chiropractors/acupuncturists, and regular yoga practice. However, in the last year, instances in which I am basically incapacitated have occurred much more frequently and are far more severe. My GP recommended docs in her hospital but, having seen many orthos that haven't helped me (the reason I had gone the eastern route), I'm hesitant to go without a word of recommendation.
So...anyone have an ortho they really like, particularly one that specializes in the spine? I'd really appreciate any tips. Anywhere in the Chicago area will be fine.
Thanks in advance!

11 hours ago

Construction fence spotted at California & Diversey!

Just saw it driving by the old tile store location. Perhaps the LA Fitness is headed our way after all!
Now just a Trader Joes on Milwaukee & some fooderies on Armitage by Sacramento and all my gentrification dreams will come true...

Mar 15 2012

Updated 18 hours ago

Logan Theater and TIF Money?

Am I wrong or did the Logan Theater/Mark Fishman get about $1MM in TIF money to renovate (courtesy of our Alderman)?
If that's the case, how and why do they think they can raise prices to $7? Haven't we already paid for these renovations?

  • Let me stir this pot a bit. Anyone know who is the single largest recipient of TIF dollars? I'll help you out, it's the Chicago Public School District with $350 million committed so far through 2017.

  • There was nice news story on WBEZ about this and they said there are two main issues with TIFs: underreporting and lack of transparency to those who pay for them.

    Regarding underreporting, those who receive money have no reporting on the results of the spending. Did the beneficiary actually make...

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    There was nice news story on WBEZ about this and they said there are two main issues with TIFs: underreporting and lack of transparency to those who pay for them.

    Regarding underreporting, those who receive money have no reporting on the results of the spending. Did the beneficiary actually make measurable deliverables on their request? Is there a system for payback if they don't deliver on their request?

    Regarding lack of transparency, the show talked about never being able to see the separate extra payment on property tax bills for those who pay into TIF districts. You'll never see how much extra you pay toward a TIF as opposed to if you didn't live in a TIF designated zone.

44 hours ago

Updated 22 hours ago

Burglary aware

Guy looks beat up bald with pony tail has a bike black jacket green hoody

3 days ago

Updated 23 hours ago

Johnny's Grill in Logan Square closing?

I heard that Johnny's on the square might be closing as early as the end of the month. Anyone else know anymore about this?

  • NFT LS landlord and resident

    I misunderstood him, the bathroom is not ADA compliant

  • Hayek Not FDIC Insured | May lose value

    I wonder how often this happens... where we'd see a business instead of a boarded up building if it were not for the increased cost imposed by one form of government or another.

37 hours ago

Updated 24 hours ago

Straw/Hay

Anyone know where I can purchase straw or hay in the area? Thanks!

2 days ago

Updated 24 hours ago

A peek inside Masada?

Was walking by the always-almost-about-to-open Masada today, and caught a peek inside....

  • Jon

    I understand and respect how they are financing this, but after 6+ years of build up, I've lost interest. Maybe my kids can enjoy it someday. I guess all I was hoping for is to not travel so far for Sultan's Market, but when i hear 'tapas' style, I'm assuming it won't be like that.

  • What bugs me the most about this whole thing is the fact that they blabbed about opening this place before it was even remotely close to being done. If you know you're going to fund this project with cash only, it should also follow that you know the timeline to...

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    What bugs me the most about this whole thing is the fact that they blabbed about opening this place before it was even remotely close to being done. If you know you're going to fund this project with cash only, it should also follow that you know the timeline to opening will lengthen. Don't get people all riled up and excited, only to delay beyond reasonable expectations - it diminishes interest.

    As much as I sound like a grump, I'm hoping for the best - I love Sultan's and the owners seem to be great people.

2 days ago

Updated 24 hours ago

Lost bird in my yard

My boys found this in our yard? Anyone missing a bird?

  • we want an update!

  • ValV Mom in Avondale.

    Update: It was not Gii Gii's bird. This little bird died the same day he came to our yard. Animal control did not get back to me until yesterday night to come pick him. By this time, my boys and I buried him in our back yard. It was a big learning curve for a 2 and a 4 year old. And that's the end of the story. Someone is still missing their bird out there.... :(

43 hours ago

Updated 26 hours ago

Question for the Group

Is it ok to post items for sale on here at all?

  • Chicago Al Lifelong Chicagoan, documentarian, & time-traveler

    I have a couple bikes to sell if anyone's interested. And some videography gear to sell...

  • Sergio Logan Square resident since 2000

    My thoughts are no. If I want to find something for sale I check Craigslist.

5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Avondale Olive Garden - update?

Does anyone know when/if this is happening?

  • Love Your Skin Esthetician at Love Your Skin

    It doesn't matter to me. I already have the inconvenience of the one in front of my house. Maybe everyone will go there and stop parking on my street which is permit only. I've complained but no one comes to ticket.

  • I wouldn't care to eat there frequently, but I did like going there occasionally when I lived in the suburbs, it's good food at a good price. I for one welcome our Italian overlords to Chicago. :-)

2 days ago

Energy Efficiency Program to Tame Out of Control Gas Bills

Through May 2014, Elevate Energy has partnered with a certified building performance contractor to offer a 20% community discount on air sealing and insulation – the best efficiency measures to keep your building warm in winter and cool in the summer.

To be able to offer the 20% discount Elevate Energy needs at least 10 buildings in Avondale and/or a nearby neighborhood to move forward with efficiency upgrades in May 2014. With the buildings located near each other, the contractor...

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Through May 2014, Elevate Energy has partnered with a certified building performance contractor to offer a 20% community discount on air sealing and insulation – the best efficiency measures to keep your building warm in winter and cool in the summer.

To be able to offer the 20% discount Elevate Energy needs at least 10 buildings in Avondale and/or a nearby neighborhood to move forward with efficiency upgrades in May 2014. With the buildings located near each other, the contractor can complete more jobs in less time at lower cost, thereby passing the savings on to owners.

Owners interested in moving forward with this work should contact Senior Energy Analyst Jackie Wiese (Jackie.Wiese@ElevateEnergy.org) directly no later than April 25, 2014, to ensure ample time to schedule the assessment and complete the upgrades. We encourage anyone in the neighborhood who is serious about completing improvements to fill out the free application. We can work with owner-occupants and owner-investors alike.

Visit the Elevate Energy website (http://elevateenergy.org/) for details on the 2-4 unit residential buildings program and to read about a building that recently went through the program in Logan Square (http://www.elevateenergy.org/energy-savers-success-story/).

3 days ago

Lost Wallet

My buddy lost his wallet in Logan Square this afternoon, either in or around New Wave Coffee Shop. The wallet looks like an old piece of notebook paper. Not much in it but would love the ID and other cards.

Please let me know if you've found it.

6 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Red light camera, diversy and California

Has anyone gotten a 100$ ticket here before? Turning left in the morning onto California is hard because it backs way up waiting to get on 94.

The pictures make it look like I was stopped at the line and the. Blew the red light, but it was yellow when I was in the turn lane changed to red as I was crossing the line

I want to contest not sure if I have any chance

  • @alias_b: So you think saying that a person should get an RLC ticket for running a red is just like wanting to police a concentration camp. Good to know your perspective.

  • Carter O'Brien Lake View/Logan Sq native yet Avondale to the bone

    I definitely suggest watching the video if you get one of these tickets. I got one of these and was thoroughly outraged, until I reviewed the video and realized that what I assumed would be my triumphant vindication via footage showing me cautiously stopping and then making a right turn...

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    I definitely suggest watching the video if you get one of these tickets. I got one of these and was thoroughly outraged, until I reviewed the video and realized that what I assumed would be my triumphant vindication via footage showing me cautiously stopping and then making a right turn on red, was mostly in my head. These cameras have unquestionably made *some* intersections safer. whether the contract was awarded fairly/competently and issues of which intersections are appropriately are separate issues. If I had my way I'd ticket everyone who so much as blows through a stop sign, and it would have everything to do with quality of life and nothing to do with revenue. But, police, cameras, street lane and crosswalk striping, etc all cost money. When I was learning how to drive in the late 80s there were cops ticketing for traffic violations on a regular basis, several decades of police department staffing cuts have really taken a toll on basic civility on the street IMO.

Apr 17

Updated 5 days ago

Babysitter/nanny recommendations

Anyone have any insight into where I can find quality and dependable in-home child care? I need someone for my 2 boys (aged 4 & 1). We only need about 20 hours/week but are having problems finding someone for these hours. Advice?

  • Emilie 5-year West Bucktowner

    Finding good pt nanny candidates is tough. I interviewed more than I expected because they were a mixed bag, lots of eccentrics who were interesting people but not a good fit for us. I also had a ton of no-shows and just plain flakey candidates. Our best ones came through Care.com too. The site requires a basic background check for the nanny to even get listed. I think that extra hoop to jump gives you a group that's more serious and on the ball about finding a good fit.

  • care.com is a good site I would also check local schools depending on when you need them since teachers will be out for summer soon and depending on what school type they are coming from the are background check and finger printed already and have proof of such, also posting here or at local gathering sites like Starbucks will get to lots of people also local colleges especially early childhood and teachers in training looking to add to their experience. Good luck

6 days ago

Updated 6 days ago

Louis F. Dow large steel safe (made in St. Paul, MN)

Perfect condition, solid steel, operational, 33"d. x 75" h x 38"w. Was used to safeguard jewelry and other valuables. It is a beautiful and very heavy piece. If you can remove it, you can have it. Currently on ground floor of a retail space, need professional movers.

Apr 16

Updated 6 days ago

New businesses coming to Milwaukee between Spaulding and Kimball/Diversey?!

Walking to the Blue Line in the mornings I've noticed a lot of heavy work going on at the long building 2760 - 2774 N Milwaukee (from a couple doors north of Spaulding up to the Gap building). I also noticed one of the thrift shops there has a "moving sale" sign. So I was curious and looked up the permit:

...ALTERATION OF 2760+2774'S 1ST+BSMT FLRS TO 6+2 COMMERCIAL UNITS RESPECTIVELY, CONSTRUCTION OF 3RD FLR ADDITIONS, CONVERSION OF 2760+2774'S 2ND+3RD...

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Walking to the Blue Line in the mornings I've noticed a lot of heavy work going on at the long building 2760 - 2774 N Milwaukee (from a couple doors north of Spaulding up to the Gap building). I also noticed one of the thrift shops there has a "moving sale" sign. So I was curious and looked up the permit:

...ALTERATION OF 2760+2774'S 1ST+BSMT FLRS TO 6+2 COMMERCIAL UNITS RESPECTIVELY, CONSTRUCTION OF 3RD FLR ADDITIONS, CONVERSION OF 2760+2774'S 2ND+3RD FLRS TO RESIDENTIAL USE...

I've been waiting for some fresh activity in this building! It has so much potential but is currently mostly empty. And I don't mind a good thrift/value store, but there were 4-5 in a row there. Also, I can't stand how the one shop always has all those rows of waste-down mannequins with ugly tight pants on.

Here's hoping the owner has luck filling the spaces with valuable businesses and happy residents! If anyone has any information about what might be going in there. please share.

  • I was thinking baggy shorts & $175 sandals.

  • Glad to see something happening with that building!! The row of mannequin bottoms gives our 'hood character 😁 (although I will be happy to see them gone)

6 days ago

Boys Scout Fundraiser April 27 Sunday

All-I am hoping that you can join us next Sunday for our huge fundraising event. We have 3 boys that are going for their top level badge: THE EAGLE…less than 1% of all boys that try for this actually make it! We would love to see you at St. Lukes Church on Francisco—noon to 4. $10 all you can eat! Featuring live music, beer, wine and our raffle is HUGE this year:TWO Three day passes to Lollapalooza ($2,000 Sold out everywhere else!) and more!! Kitchenaid Stand mixer $700 WHOO HOO!!!!!
Hand blenders $120
Regular blender $150
Food processor $400
Waffle baker $200.00
Cookware - 10 piece set retails for $500.

Apr 15

Updated Apr 17

Bike repair

I'm looking for a place to repair my old, gnarly bike. Who do you guys rely on?

  • Lindsey Albany Ave. resident

    Comrade cycles! They have experience working on every kind of bike. It's the only place I go to get my bikes worked on. 1908 W. Chicago Ave.

  • I'll second S.T. on the West Town Bikes recommendation if you want to get to know your bike and get your hands dirty. If not, I've had the best luck with Smart Bike Parts on Armitage. They do a great job at a reasonable price and are respectful of all types of bikers. I've also heard them flat out tell people that the junker they brought in isn't worth the cost of repairing and then explain why, except as a real stop-gap measure.

Feb 16

Updated Apr 16

Problem with newspapers and ads on porch

Our building, a 6 flat at Campbell and Palmer, has a huge issue with unwanted circulars, newspapers, and ads being delivered to our porch daily. There are 7 copies of some of these dropped every single day. We're a rental building so ownership of the porch is tricky, though my husband and I try our best to clean it off when we can. Does anyone know what we can do to stop this wasteful madness? It's such a waste of everyone's time and I hate to think of all that discarded paper.

  • Chicago Al Lifelong Chicagoan, documentarian, & time-traveler

    Here's the link to the story we did at cbs regarding this very issue. I haven't seen any of these papers for a while and I'm glad this story and particularly the class action made a difference.

    http://cbsloc.al/11zKA9J

  • Carter O'Brien Lake View/Logan Sq native yet Avondale to the bone

    ***please note that the Tribune updated the contact email to be ronbuss@tribune.com (not rbuss@tribune.com).

Apr 13

Updated Apr 16

Grace's Furniture

What's the history of Grace's furniture, located on Milwaukee next to the blue line? Any future plans for the building/site?

Mar 27

Updated Apr 16

New restaurant in Avondale

It will be a welcome addition to the neighborhood. We are certainly in need of more culinary variety.

http://www.chicagomag.com/dining-drinking/March-2014/Beverly-Kim-Parachute/

  • Petra Z Tomatoes!

    Does belly shack have a $32 dish?

  • Bex Runner, dog owner, food lover in the 60618

    Haha no but they don't have very large dishes either. I guess was thinking more along the lines of the $4-7 snacks and sides.

Apr 15

Updated Apr 16

411?? Central Park and Palmer

Anyone know what's going on with the corner of Palmer and Central Park?!
Last news was a new restaurant was opening but so far it's still a eyesore and sidewalk parking lot!! Hopefully something will happen soon there.. Anyone heard anything?

  • Gerry60647 Logan Square

    Yeah that's the same info I had heard. Hopefully these plans come through... It would be a good change

  • There was a notice on my gate stating there was a rezoning meeting a few months back, I wonder if it was approved....

Apr 06

Updated Apr 15

Electronic Billboards

Hi All-- Another electronic billboard went up this week at Armitage and Milwaukee. Everywhere they go up they dominate the intersection and make it look like a prison yard. The big ones on the highway wash out everything...Has this been an issue for anyone else? Is there a way to prevent the Las Vegas-ization of Chicago? At the least I'd like to see some kind of brightness limits on them. Has anyone started a campaign? Is it all futile?

Thanks
Will

  • "Does it pay to contact the mayor directly?"

    LOL

  • B sighthound, Avondale/LoganS 3years, Beat 2524

    Maybe start one of those change.org petition s

Mar 21

Updated Apr 15

New Coffee Place & Bakery! (Sugar Hills Bakery)

Sugar Hills Chicago has opened at 3235 W. Addison over by the Chipotle. My husband & I stopped in & tried some sweets and they where very good & the coffee was AMAZING! The owners are very nice to boot. The neighborhood was missing a place like this since I moved to Addison and Kimball back in 2009. I am very glad they are here!

  • Great cookies and clean space and super friendly staff.

  • Lovely spot, no breads but breakfast sandwiches are yummy & I love the Mango Cake & the Strawberry Shortcake. Can't wait to try the liquor cake! :)

Apr 12

Updated Apr 14

Safety near Drummond and St Louis?

Hi, all -- I'm considering a move to the Drummond and St Louis block, just North of Wrightwood and west of Unity Park. I've lived in east Logan/west Bucktown for the past six years and am reasonably comfortable with our level of safety (despite being mugged at once, on a street I considered quite safe and much nicer than our own). Any ideas about the safety over there? I definitely take all the precautions -- no earphones, no walking alone...

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Hi, all -- I'm considering a move to the Drummond and St Louis block, just North of Wrightwood and west of Unity Park. I've lived in east Logan/west Bucktown for the past six years and am reasonably comfortable with our level of safety (despite being mugged at once, on a street I considered quite safe and much nicer than our own). Any ideas about the safety over there? I definitely take all the precautions -- no earphones, no walking alone at night, no alleys, etc, and know that stuff happens everywhere, but we do have a kid now and I worry a little more about gang and safety issues (which have been quite minor where we are now). I have read some stuff about logan square crime actually being on the rise .. Any thoughts on this? Thanks!

  • We're on Drake and Wrightwood, a couple blocks from the area you mention and walk everyday with our 2 and 4 year olds to Unity, never any issues. Foreclosed/shady-looking houses keep getting bought and renovated so hopefully things keep getting better. It's a fantastic area for young parents.That said, obviously be smart about your surroundings

  • I'm further west off Central Park and have had no issues. Sounds like you know what precautions to take. Also try attending a CAPs meeting to better understand the issues in the neighborhood. I agree with the others said above many of the abandoned homes are being bought and i see new regulars at the bus stop every couple of weeks. The business are just slow in moving our way.

Apr 12

Updated Apr 12

2752 W. Fullerton

I was walking the other day and ran into this guy locking the door on the former Ecuanet/Honey I Forgot The Milk. I asked him if he was going to open a business there and he told me he just bought the building with his family and is going to restore it and have office or apartments upstairs and is hoping to rent the ground floor to a restaurant that will use both sides storefronts together. He seemed really nice and told me the car wash that was for sale for a long time on California was sold for cash to a developer and he was told a new building will be built there.

Apr 12

Updated Apr 12

Basement Finishing

I need my basement finished. It will require some electric and plumbing, flooring etc. I'm looking for recommendations for honest workers who are reasonably priced.
Thanks!

  • I've used 4ever Remodeling a few times with good and affordable results.

Apr 09

Updated Apr 11

Olive Garden

Noticed on my train ride home last night that there's excavating equipment that has started working in the Kmart parking lot.

  • Following Lisa's link..
    "Construction pipeline
    Orlando, Fla.-based Darden Concepts Inc. has plans for the first Olive Garden in Chicago, to be located on a site in the parking lot of the Kmart store at 3535 W. Addison St. on the Northwest Side. Work on the 7,700-square-foot restaurant will begin this...

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    Following Lisa's link..
    "Construction pipeline
    Orlando, Fla.-based Darden Concepts Inc. has plans for the first Olive Garden in Chicago, to be located on a site in the parking lot of the Kmart store at 3535 W. Addison St. on the Northwest Side. Work on the 7,700-square-foot restaurant will begin this summer, with an estimated cost of $1.2 million, according to BidClerk.com. The Italian food chain has 10 restaurants in the Chicago suburbs. A spokesman for Hoffman Estates-based Sears Holding Corp., which owns Kmart, confirmed plans for the restaurant. A representative from Darden declined to comment."

    http://www.chicagobusiness.com/realestate/20130326/CRED05/130329830/closer-highlights-for-march-26

  • This has been in the works for a long time but I was starting to get worried based on Darden's recent business trouble. Hope you are right! Not a big fan of most chain restaurants personally but Olive Garden is a guilty pleasure and I think it will do well there and provide some new jobs in the area.

Apr 09

Updated Apr 10

Radiators

Does anyone know where I could find old cast iron radiators? I'm looking for a small one to replace a monster radiator (see photo) I have in my kitchen which probably has been there for over 50 years doing a swell job but taking a lot of room.

  • You can also try Consumers plumbing, http://www.consumersplumbing.com/heating-usedradiators/ for used radiators. I needed to buy new radiators and got them from Castrads, https://www.castrads.com. They are in the UK but I got them in two weeks and they are awesome. I needed four of them in multiple sizes. In the end it cost me $4,500 US dollars, shipping included, as compared to a US company that quoted me $23,000 for similar radiators.

  • Absolutely consumer supply on lake street.....they will even buy your old one. Ours cost 100$. The best part is they test them for leaks.....and they have a very large selection so you may be able to match your exiting design.

Apr 05

Updated Apr 08

New digital billboards at Armitage and Milwaukee

I've always been bothered that the paved over lot on the southwest corner of Armitage and Milwaukee was allowed to go from empty lot (when an arson fire burned down the apartment building there) to a commercial lot, with no sort of zoning change that I'm aware of. And they city says they have landscaping requirements, yet this lot has one very old rusted, falling down chainlink fence and shed for valet parkers. For keeping up such an eyesore, how...

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I've always been bothered that the paved over lot on the southwest corner of Armitage and Milwaukee was allowed to go from empty lot (when an arson fire burned down the apartment building there) to a commercial lot, with no sort of zoning change that I'm aware of. And they city says they have landscaping requirements, yet this lot has one very old rusted, falling down chainlink fence and shed for valet parkers. For keeping up such an eyesore, how does the city and our fine alderman moreno reward them? Gives them permits for a two sided digital billboard so they can milk some more money out of the he property. Can we add some more illegal billboards to the house next door to make it the trifecta of bad neighbors?

  • Steve J -A Chicago original since 1968-

    The Bucktown Community Org is opposed to any LED billboards within the borders of our neighborhood.

    http://www.bucktown.org

  • The billboard at the intersection of Armitage and Damen is wretched. I feel bad for whoever lives across the street from that one.

Apr 08

Updated Apr 08

So many lost dogs today!

Does anyone think it's weird that there are so many lost/found dog posts today?

  • Jennifer Bridgeport to Bucktown and some places in between

    seeing as there are also quite a few supporters of keeping dogs "off leash" it doesn't surprise me in the least.

  • JB in RV Chicago Homeowner

    It's pretty sad if you ask me.

Apr 06

Updated Apr 07

Mr. ZJ's

Went into this bar the other night at the corner of Central Park & Oakdale. 10 minutes after getting there, people started barring the back exit with wood planks, then locked the front door. Some of the clientele started getting really tense feeling and one guy was punching the jukebox and screaming. I got them to unlock the front door for me so I could leave. What are the Avondale local dives that I should avoid? I'm all about a no frills bar, but Mr. ZJs seemed pretty unsafe.

  • That's not just seems unsafe. That IS unsafe. What if a fire broke out & the exits were blocked? It's up to you, but you may want to alert the city about that (not that it might do any good). But what they're doing is illegal.

  • Took me a minute to realize this is the "Podhale." I used to live across the street and have been there, it is terrible. Had a friend witness a stabbing there.

    Go next door to the Podlasie. It's a Polka bar and every time I've been there it's been very welcoming and friendly. I would also recommend the Bialystock on Diversey. Great karaoke spot on Saturday nights.

Apr 06

Updated Apr 06

Small black chow missing

There's a small black chow names Fergie missing near Armitage and Western. No pics yet. She should have a collar and tags

  • Thank you all so much! She has been located and is now back in the house. She was captured by my angel this month, Alex, a walker for Windy City. Again, thank each and every one of you for your diligent assistance.

  • meanboss I own a circus.

    Yay! I'm so glad the pup found her way home. She's a cutie.

Apr 05

Updated Apr 06

Landscaper recommendations

We need some minor landscaping done. Seeing if anyone has recommendations. Thanks!

Apr 06

Updated Apr 06

Paper Moon Pastry

Anyone know if paper moon pastry on Fullerton is open today ?

Jun 11 2012

Updated Apr 06

Parkway dog pee

Our neighbor, who is a very nice person, just informed me that some other people on the block have complained that our patch of grass near the curb (I believe it's called a parkway) has a bunch of brown spots from dog pee. She admitted that she thinks it looks bad, too. Our dog doesn't use the patch, but our tenants upstairs let their dogs use it and people walking their dogs will let them go there. She said that...

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Our neighbor, who is a very nice person, just informed me that some other people on the block have complained that our patch of grass near the curb (I believe it's called a parkway) has a bunch of brown spots from dog pee. She admitted that she thinks it looks bad, too. Our dog doesn't use the patch, but our tenants upstairs let their dogs use it and people walking their dogs will let them go there. She said that you can get fined by the city for this, which sounds absurd. Is this true? I guess my husband and I are in the minority, I keep a well manicured small front garden but don't really care much about the parkway other than keeping it mowed. We both work a lot and I'd rather focus on my back yard and garden. I guess my question is; how much should I care about what the neighbors say, and can you be fined? And I'd be willing to ask our tenants to go across the street to the park, but how am I supposed to keep other dogs from peeing there when I'm gone most of the day? She keeps people off of hers because she's home most of the day and can see when someone is outside.

Full disclosure: that same neighbor's husband mows our parkway for us. We have never asked him to do it and he just does it because he's a nice guy and he knows we only have a push mower. We have thanked him many times. So I'm not sure if there's a sense of entitlement going on there since they maintain it? We would be happy to mow it ourselves. They have lived here a long time and are very particular.

If we put up a fence, then that makes the grass much harder to mow, so then that would involve pulling up the grass and putting something else there which I don't have the desire to to. Also, I've heard that this patch is technically property of the city and could be torn up if they need to access a water main, etc. Any advice is appreciated!

  • The dogs are urunating on the sidewalk directly if the front if someone gate. That is gross and rude. agree that dogs will go where they will go but this neighbor pulls her dogs in front of the gate to make them go there and laughs. If she were civil...

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    The dogs are urunating on the sidewalk directly if the front if someone gate. That is gross and rude. agree that dogs will go where they will go but this neighbor pulls her dogs in front of the gate to make them go there and laughs. If she were civil she would pull them away from the front gate. I would never let my dogs do that and I would expect others not to do the same regardless if it is city sidewalk or our property. Something scary is that they both have professional job. They are acting like children.

  • You're totally right Confused, those people are ridiculous. I don't think dogs should go on sidewalks unless that's the only option. That's where everyone walks, no one should have to walk around rivers of pee, especially right in front of their gate.

Apr 04

Updated Apr 06

Dentist recommendation

I'm new to the hood. Does anyone have a dentist in the area they would recommend? Thank you!

  • Genevieve artist, photographer, cat lady in W Horner Park

    My husband goes to Big Smiles on Milwaukee abs has had very good experiences there

  • Rushingal Noble Square Neighbor

    Always there dental! The best!

Apr 01

Updated Apr 04

cw price clothing store open or not on cicero in chgo

Does anybody know if cw price is actually open on cicero in chicago il i need to know before i leave out the door today,went there saturday & nothing,are they opening today or nxt week

Apr 04

Updated Apr 04

CPD mobile command center

Over the last 10-15 minutes I have heard an above average number of sirens. Now the CPD mobile command center just went west on Belmont by California.

Anybody know what's going on?

  • Apparently the photo shop right across from Guanajuato caught on fire.

Apr 04

Career and Resource Fair

Hello everyone! I want to personally invite you to the annual career and resource fair that I am hosting on April 19th, 2014 at the Hairpin Art Center, 2800 N. Milwaukee Avenue from 11-4.

Over the past year I've met so many great people who like many, are actively looking for a new career but have no luck.

My approach in hosting this career and resource fair is to recognize the need to support our troops, past and present, as...

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Hello everyone! I want to personally invite you to the annual career and resource fair that I am hosting on April 19th, 2014 at the Hairpin Art Center, 2800 N. Milwaukee Avenue from 11-4.

Over the past year I've met so many great people who like many, are actively looking for a new career but have no luck.

My approach in hosting this career and resource fair is to recognize the need to support our troops, past and present, as well as civilians by promoting employment and providing educational opportunities as well as other resources.

Again, this career fair is open to anyone seeking employment or educational resources!!!

Stay up to date with important announcements by visiting the official FB page: on.fb.me/1iL1K87

Registration is FREE and is required in order to participate. I encourage you to register in advance by visiting: bit.ly/1iL24nc

Tips:

-Dress to impress!! You will be interviewed on the spot.

-Bring plenty of copies of your resume.

-Attitude and confidence is everything when meeting with employers

I look forward to a successful event and meeting everyone that day!!

For more information, please contact me at 773.491.2927 or at Lizdiaz@chicagovets.org

Mar 31

Updated Apr 01

Chicago Fire Filming Near Mozart/Dickens Tomorrow Night

Saw a bunch of flyers up when I was out with the dogs just now. Significant parking disruptions for tomorrow:

No parking from noon-10pm:
- Both sides of Dickens from Mozart to 2814 W Dickens
- Both sides of Mozart from McLean to Shakespeare
- East side of Richmond from Dickens to 2110 N Richmond

...and, a full street closure on Dickens from Mozart to California, from 6pm-10pm

  • Erin 8-year resident of Logan Square

    Argh. I'm sorry. I apparently mis-read the flyer. This notice is for tomorrow, April 2nd. The City's already started putting up no parking signs on Shakespeare.

    So sorry for the mistake.

  • NBD

    My wife and I live on Mozart and we've seen the film crews each time they've been here. It's a fun experience, but I'm wondering where all the neighborhood cars are moved to. Last time I was able to find a spot on Armitage, this time I'm in an area...

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    My wife and I live on Mozart and we've seen the film crews each time they've been here. It's a fun experience, but I'm wondering where all the neighborhood cars are moved to. Last time I was able to find a spot on Armitage, this time I'm in an area that isn't being used. I haven't noticed any streets with abundantly available parking on days like this, or street cleaning days. Maybe I'm not being as observant as I should be. Do you, neighbors, find that you have to hunt for a spot that's still blocks away from your home?

Mar 20

Updated Apr 01

Ridiculous amount of trash on my block.

I've noticed a ridiculous amount of trash on my block near Palmer and Kimball. In the grass, as well as the street. It really detracts from the area. Seems to be more right here than any other block in the neighborhood. Not sure, why, maybe it is due to the close proximity to a main thoroughfare, and bus stop? I'm going to start picking as much up as I can, and am hoping others will all contribute to keeping Logan Square beautiful. Everyone please do your part! Also are there any volunteer groups in the neighborhood that help pick up trash?

  • Hayek Not FDIC Insured | May lose value

    I feel ya Jacob. I live on Kedzie and it tends to get a lot of drive by droppings. I clean up the yards and median half a block either direction and I have noticed some other people have started picking up where I leave off.

    Hopefully the same works for you!

  • Karen SHA treasurer, planting lady

    The aldermen have bags and they are supposed to pick them up after they are full, if you notify them.

Mar 29

Updated Mar 31

Can I use your leaf shredder?

I need a leaf shredder to prep some straw for growing oyster mushrooms. It'll take me less than an hour. If you prefer, I could just use it in the alley at your house, for convenience sake.
In trade, I'll give you a bag of inoculated straw which (in about a month) will produce edible mushrooms (or I'll just give you some edible mushrooms in a month, if you'd prefer that).

Mar 27

Updated Mar 30

Blue line to O'Hare

Has anyone taken the blue line to O'Hare since the derailment? I have to go to O'Hare tomorrow and am wondering how much extra time to leave to deal with the shuttle bus situation. Thanks!!

  • Allow an extra 15 minutes to be on the safe side..

  • I took the blue line from O'Hare on Tuesday and the shuttle busses were running just fine to Rosemont, not too overcrowded or anything.

  • Brian F Long time resident of chicago

    I think it saved me 5 minutes the other day. The shuttles are more often than the trains normally leave.

Mar 28

Updated Mar 29

Any good spots in Logan Square to see the downtown skyline?

Or at least part of it. Maybe some accessible rooftops? :p anything better for a view besides the California blue line stop?

  • I feel like I heard rumblings at one time that Masada would have a rooftop patio once it opens.

  • Javad Karabi dev at trunkclub, originally from houston.

    that masada place is finally going to open huh?

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