32 hours ago

Updated 20 min ago

What's that noise?

I've been hearing loud bang the last two nights. They don't sound like gunshots or fireworks - more like something very heavy being dropped. Does anyone else know the source? I'd like to call 911, but I have no idea where the sounds are coming from.

  • Taryn P 13 yr Chicago resident, Homeowner in Logan Square

    At the risk of sounding uptight, how do they get away with setting those off? They are crazy illegal. I can deal with the regular ones, but people are now buying those semi professional launchers.

  • robin in WRP Tired, very tired

    Taryn - they get away with it because no one is calling 911

16 hours ago

Updated 20 min ago

Police Activity on Western, just north of Logan - by movie theater

Does anyone know why police blocked Western Ave. just north of Logan Blvd. Saturday night? They had it cordoned off with police tape and multiple vehicles were on site. Was there an incident at the movie theater?

17 hours ago

Updated 21 min ago

Alderman Rey Colon arrested, accused of DUI

Apparently, our local Alderman was arrested and accused of DUI recently...

http://politics.suntimes.com/article/chicago/ald-rey-colon-arrested-eisenhower-expressway-accused-dui/mon-07282014-1140am

I suppose we shouldn't be surprised if and when he gets away with it because of Chicago politics, but statements like this don't make me feel so warm and fuzzy:

“Did I make a mistake? We will see. Right now, I’m not at liberty to talk about the case at all. My legal counsel has advised me to really let folks know I have sought legal counsel and to allow the legal process to unfold at this time. I was on the Eisenhower, but I can’t really speak to it at this time.”

  • DUI is a misdemeanor if it's your first one and or there was no accident or injuries and your blood levels didn't show a very high content of alcohol. It also depends on whether you submitted to breath or blood testing and or if you refused to take those tests. Supposedly this was his second one,if he was found not guilty then this would be his first one and not his second DUI. Everything is alleged until proven in court.

  • C. M. D. Avondale Triangle resident

    He got supervision for the first DUI, if the Trib's reporting is accurate, and had further problems with driving on a suspended license and driving an uninsured car. I did think the information about previous offenses involving driving/cars and bad judgement was disturbing, but the Trib was very unclear about the license suspension, and if there had been a conviction on that.

19 hours ago

Updated 33 min ago

HopeFest 2014 @NewLife @ Homan/Division

Any other neighbors experience:

*Division St. closed off all day Saturday
*Parking on surrounding residential streets overburdened with attendees
*People pulling in and backing out of the over-capacity church parking lot dangerously into oncoming traffic (and subsequent horn honking, etc) to go look for parking elsewhere
*Trash left behind by attendees on our streets, parkways and sidewalks (see photo)
*The absence of notification to area residents about the Fest

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  • Clee Torres Love life love my neighborhood

    I know the church maybe has good intentions but I don't like the way they park on division west of Homan and reduce it to one lane. They have more room to make additional parking !
    I also thought that closing down Division was a little over the top !
    Just my opinion though, don't take it personal anyone.
    I just don't trust churches. I feel there only in it for the money.

  • There were posters all around the neighborhood. Closing down Division wasn't over top. There was more children there and it was for everyone's safety.

7 hours ago

Updated 34 min ago

favorite (or feared) laundromats?

hi. just moved back to chicago and my building is sans washer/dryer. looking for laundromat recos in the area (few miles radius around north/kedzie). nothing fancy, just someplace with good machines that's relatively clean and i'll be left in peace while i wash my stuff.

gracias.

  • I have been cursed with the same no w/d in building problem for the past year. I go to Bubbleland on Milwaukee ave just southeast of California. It's large enough and is also 24 hours.

  • When I didn't have washer/dryer I would go to Soap Box on Pulaski off of Belmont. Always clean no matter what time of day or night, machines always worked properly, and it's open 24 hours. That place also has free Wifi.

14 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

CTA Creep Post Removal Is Equal to Victim Blaming

When someone posts about an individual in the community who is doing things that makes someone fear for their safety and / or the safety of others, and does so WITH DETAILS GIVEN, YOU DO NOT accuse that person of things such as libel, defamation, etc. You especially DO NOT accuse that person of violating that suspicious actor's privacy WHEN THE PHOTO WAS TAKEN IN PUBLIC!!!

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When someone posts about an individual in the community who is doing things that makes someone fear for their safety and / or the safety of others, and does so WITH DETAILS GIVEN, YOU DO NOT accuse that person of things such as libel, defamation, etc. You especially DO NOT accuse that person of violating that suspicious actor's privacy WHEN THE PHOTO WAS TAKEN IN PUBLIC!!!

When anyone is out and about in public, there is no reasonable expectation of privacy per state and federal laws, which is why we're allowed to possess and use cameras for still photography and videography.

Telling someone that they can't post the photo of a suspicious person, especially when that suspicious person is showing behavior consistent with that of a PEDOPHILE, is tantamount to telling other people who have photographed suspicious actors that they are also wrong.

I saw a post in the Logan Square forum here whereby someone photographed an actor who was "casing neighborhood cars" and posted the photo with a description of the behavior.

That the post was allowed to stay and that person wasn't attacked by the community, but I WAS attacked by all of you for reporting someone who might possibly pose a threat to the community along with the specifics and a photo, speaks to the on-going problem of sweeping male aggression and especially male sexual harassment (on-going staring and LEERING is STREET HARASSMENT) against women and children as being perfectly fine and acceptable.

Anyone remember the #YesAllWomen hashtag on twitter, and the support that got? Why are all of you trying to protect a possible pedo? What's up with that?

  • Gawd I hate this troll post & I cannot believe I'm reducing myself to comment. I have actually been assaulted in the past. I HATE AND WANT TO HURT PEOPLE WHO THINK THEY WERE A VICTIM BECAUSE SOMEONE LOOKED AT THEM FUNNY AND JOKE ABOUT THIS! (I'm not going hurt...

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    Gawd I hate this troll post & I cannot believe I'm reducing myself to comment. I have actually been assaulted in the past. I HATE AND WANT TO HURT PEOPLE WHO THINK THEY WERE A VICTIM BECAUSE SOMEONE LOOKED AT THEM FUNNY AND JOKE ABOUT THIS! (I'm not going hurt anyone, I'm just trying to emphasize how horrible it is to read about this from a troll-like post). Nothing happened to your kids. Move on and be careful and keep an eye out. LSG, be glad your kids are fine and move on. And almost all men are wonderful people, calm the hell down

  • I couldn't sleep tonight, so I was awake when my 4am "EveryBlock Daily Digest" arrived. I am so glad I was able to read this and laugh at what has to be the most persistent and well executed trolling I've seen on much/most of the internet. Normally, I can't stand...

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    I couldn't sleep tonight, so I was awake when my 4am "EveryBlock Daily Digest" arrived. I am so glad I was able to read this and laugh at what has to be the most persistent and well executed trolling I've seen on much/most of the internet. Normally, I can't stand trolls, but I must confess I've been thoroughly entertained by this one. Bravo, LSG! I can't believe you still have so many people going.

    On the plus side, as much as I despise trolls, it has been heartening to read sane and rational people come out of the woodwork to reply here. It's almost like the polar opposite of the comments you'll find on the Chicago Tribune's facebook posts (save yourself, don't go trying to read them), so we've got that going for us.

Jul 19

Updated 4 hours ago

1050 N Spaulding

heard some commotion outside this multi unit bldg. Saw they called police twice and an argument with a young guy and some family members. Got a little hectic with loud voices then it settled down !

  • Clee: There has been a lot of "clean-up" done in this area. If you have eyes on a repetitively problematic building, you may want to get more involved with CAPS (Beat 1121's meeting is coming up on the 1st Thursday of August). Especially if you own property nearby.

  • Clee Torres Love life love my neighborhood

    Thanks I will make a point of going for the first time This August !!!!
    Where is the meeting at ??

5 hours ago

LSG

Dear EB community,
I'm 99% certain this post will be deleted within minutes but I just wanted to attempt a rally of sorts. Can we all agree to either mute or ignore any and all posts/comments from LoganSquareGal. We all know he/she is a troll of the highest echelon .. his/her most recent comment is berating someone asking about police presence near Logan Blvd/Western (http://chicago.everyblock.com/crime-posts/jul28-police-activity-western-just-north-logan-movie-theater-6281508/#comment-444716). Previous comments have called all men over the age of 25 pedophiles/predators (http://chicago.everyblock.com/talk/jul21-increased-loitering-armitage-california-6268545/#comment-444688) as well...

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Dear EB community,
I'm 99% certain this post will be deleted within minutes but I just wanted to attempt a rally of sorts. Can we all agree to either mute or ignore any and all posts/comments from LoganSquareGal. We all know he/she is a troll of the highest echelon .. his/her most recent comment is berating someone asking about police presence near Logan Blvd/Western (http://chicago.everyblock.com/crime-posts/jul28-police-activity-western-just-north-logan-movie-theater-6281508/#comment-444716). Previous comments have called all men over the age of 25 pedophiles/predators (http://chicago.everyblock.com/talk/jul21-increased-loitering-armitage-california-6268545/#comment-444688) as well as attempting to instigate on a post about neighborhood concern over increased loitering near Cali/Armitage .. Actually just have a look at all the comments here (http://chicago.everyblock.com/users/177667/comments/). I know it's easy to get sucked into online tit-for-tat arguing (believe me, the self restraint has been difficult) but let's all rise above ... Let's none of us feed the trolls. (as hard as that can be)
Sincerely,
an EB User who actually sees the value in this online community

5 days ago

Updated 5 hours ago

St. Sylvester's Preschool

My daughter will be starting pre-k/preschool at St. Sylvester's next month. She's an early September birthday, so we expect she'll be in the youngest classroom (they divide by age as I understand it). I'm wondering if there are any other parents of new students at St. Sylvester's here who might like to meet up at Palmer Square for a play date one weekend before the start of the school year.
I'm also interested in hearing about experiences with the school that others would like to share. Thank you!

  • I'm holding on for dear life to these naps, I know they are going away soon! Thanks, another time would be great!

  • I am so sorry. I am just checking every block now. I have been crazy busy lately. I will be heading to palmer tomorrow around 430-5pm. If anyone of you girls are around. I can meet wed Thursday also....We usually stay for an hour. I live about 6block away. 430-5pm is our best time to meet during the week. Not sure if that is easy for you both. Hope to see you sometime this week. I will be the crazy mum running after two boys.

Jun 06

Updated 5 hours ago

success contesting speed camera citations?

I'm interested to hear if anyone has successfully contested a speed camera citation.

I live near Clemente High where they've installed cameras both on Division and Western. I couldn't figure out why I'd see the lights flash over and over as cars passed seeming to be driving at a normal rate of speed. Then I got two tickets in the mail: it's a school zone and speed limit is 20mph "when children are present."

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I'm interested to hear if anyone has successfully contested a speed camera citation.

I live near Clemente High where they've installed cameras both on Division and Western. I couldn't figure out why I'd see the lights flash over and over as cars passed seeming to be driving at a normal rate of speed. Then I got two tickets in the mail: it's a school zone and speed limit is 20mph "when children are present."

First of all, I am not a speeder but I've never seen a car slow down to 20mph on Western unless there is heavy traffic. If you don't maintain the flow of traffic you're liable to cause traffic problems (not to mention the road rage you'd incite).

Second, does anyone know the law? Does "when children are present" mean when they're in sight, or does it generally mean when children are in the area i.e. in the school building?

Either way, seems to me these cameras are just slapping drivers with fines without having any positive impact on behavior.

  • Will Phalen UKV, local musician/producer/educator

    FYI to those of you still interested in this conversation...

    I went in for my hearing and asked the "judge" to clarify the law. She refused to do so saying that it wasn't my place to ask questions but to present my side of the story.
    I did however find...

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    FYI to those of you still interested in this conversation...

    I went in for my hearing and asked the "judge" to clarify the law. She refused to do so saying that it wasn't my place to ask questions but to present my side of the story.
    I did however find the following in the Chicago code:

    "On a school day when school children are present and so close thereto that a potential hazard exists because of the close proximity of the motorized traffic, no person shall drive a motor vehicle at a speed in excess of 20 miles per hour while passing a school zone or while traveling upon any public thoroughfare where children pass going to and from school. For the purposes of this section a school day shall begin at 7:00 a.m. and shall conclude at 4:00 p.m."

    Based on that and my experience at my hearing, I take that to mean you actually have to SEE children physically present in the vicinity.

    In the photo sent to me by the City, you can't see anything in the frame but other vehicles on the road. Or so I thought. When the judge brought up the photo on her computer, it was a higher res version of the image and it was apparent that what appeared to be a dark blur in the photo sent to me was actually a pedestrian. Whether that pedestrian was a child or adult is really difficult to tell because even her version of the photo was blurry, but the judge decided it looked like a teenager and decided against me in the case. We also watched a video of the incident: the video was way too blurry to see any detail, but the judge had already made up her mind. At the end of the hearing I again asked her to explain the law and the reason for her decision, but she refused.

    continued...

  • Will Phalen UKV, local musician/producer/educator

    Obviously, I should have looked at the computerized evidence before going in to the hearing, but from the photos I was sent I honestly couldn't see any people. Still, I'd argue that trying to determine whether a person is an adult or child based on pixelated, blurry photographs leaves a...

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    Obviously, I should have looked at the computerized evidence before going in to the hearing, but from the photos I was sent I honestly couldn't see any people. Still, I'd argue that trying to determine whether a person is an adult or child based on pixelated, blurry photographs leaves a lot to individual judgement and seems like a pretty inefficient and unfair way to be enforcing this law. I'd think it would be much safer to just post a 20mph speed limit everyday during a set time, rather than asking drivers to see a sign, evaluate whether it is a school day and children are present and then slow down 10mph.

    But I guess the moral of the story is a) be aware of signs and slow down in school zones, and b) if you get a ticket, look at your photographic evidence closely because you may have a case worth contesting. Or not.

10 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Grey cat found 2839 W Logan Blvd

Our neighbors found a grey cat with pink collar in their back yard. Friendly and skinny. If it is yours, you can reach them at 312.405.3259 (they are not on Everyblock). Photo attached.

  • Logan Fullerton Logan Square resident, writer, etc.

    Again, I should clarify. We made sure the cat wasn't roaming the streets once the circumstances with this individual became clear (the lady said a neighbor was checking on the cat, but the neighbor made very clear this wasn't the case). I have a hunch, wink wink, from the other...

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    Again, I should clarify. We made sure the cat wasn't roaming the streets once the circumstances with this individual became clear (the lady said a neighbor was checking on the cat, but the neighbor made very clear this wasn't the case). I have a hunch, wink wink, from the other people who took over, the cat found a good home. The saddest part was knowing she'd just get another one, which she did. What does one do? I'm not a cat-napper, but it breaks my heart seeing them out there. Alas, the world is full of rotten apples.

  • It'd be nice to know where she got it from. While there's no shortage of homeless animals, if somehow she got it from a shelter, the shelter would definitely want to know about this. Has anyone tried having a non-confrontational, educational conversation with this person about the perils that cats face outdoors? I was recently successful convincing some folks to keep their cats indoors after I trapped both of them during a TNR project...

10 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Found Dog

My roommate found a puggle, around 2 years old, around lawndale and fullerton. It looks very skinny, without a collar but it seems to know a few tricks. If anyone knows anything about this dog or has seen it, please let me know. We are putting signs up and have posted on the IL Lost Dogs page too but so far no luck.

griggs.annie@gmail.com

Jul 21

Updated 7 hours ago

Increased loitering at Armitage/California

Does anyone know the story behind the group that's been hanging out with increasing frequency at California and Armitage? In front of the bank, and sometimes behind it. Young adults. They're not waiting for the bus...and have been hanging out a lot more often.

  • LoganSquareGal Just your everyday Logan Square girl

    My source: everyday reality. The clinical sources are out here in reference to brain maturity, it isn't my job to provide them to you. Unless you're lazy, you should be able to find them yourself.

  • ^^^ Wow...I did not see that coming. Though I have been was preoccupied planning my assaults for the rest of the week.

15 hours ago

Updated 7 hours ago

Looking to Rent

Hello Future Neighbors.

I am hoping to move to Humboldt either the first or August or September and I was wondering if anyone had recommendations or leads? I've been doing the usual Craiglists and walking around, but since you all live here you would have a better idea.

I am looking for 3 bedrooms, with laundry, at $1200.

I would appreciate any help and I look forward to talking to you guys more on here :)

- Tawny

  • SLA

    Pad mapper!!!!! <- just kidding. Just wanted to say it before the chorus of people comes in to say it, as though you aren't already scouring.

    Hope you find some options! I found my current place on every block and it's amazing for price, quality, location. This is a great resource for the pre craigslist stuff.

  • you can also try Domu.com

  • i got lucky using chicago apartment finders.

4 days ago

Updated 10 hours ago

Pediatric dentist recommendation

I need recommendations for pediatric dentists, please!

  • We moved to Children's Dentistry on Wolcott and North Ave. We've been very satisfied with them.

  • Thanks all! Several of these dentists accept our insurance. Though I first have to take them to our general dentist and they have to refer the kids to a pediatric dentist. We have a month to make a decision as to which of these recommendations. Thank you!

11 hours ago

Keys Found on Logan between California and Mozart

A large set of keys including some car keys found this morning on Logan just west of California. If they are yours, email staceyballisinfo@gmail.com with a description and we will get them back to you.

11 hours ago

Updated 11 hours ago

  • Chris I jam econo

    He also was driving on an expired license. He's also had a previous DUI in 1995, and has been caught driving on a suspended license. He's also stated there is no need to apologize to his constituents over this.

  • I saw that. Unreal. Laughing but seriously. It's ridonkulous. 🙈🙉🙊

18 hours ago

Updated 12 hours ago

Mold in basement, blahhhh

Just discovered mold on our drywall in the basement. Anyone know who I would call to figure out where it's coming from and to clean up? Thanks!

20 hours ago

Updated 13 hours ago

Plans for Pierre's Bakery / 2755 N Milwaukee?

Does anyone know what, if anything, is planned for the old Pierre's Bakery site?

  • Susan S. resident

    It's owned by same company renovating Gap building and adjacent historic buildings, so I'd expect apartments or condos at some point.

  • Please God, let it be a bar!

13 hours ago

Found: Small Gray Cat

Small, all-gray cat wandered into open apartment today at Kedzie and Wrightwood. Call 815-761-7689, I hope to reunite you!

14 hours ago

Uh - Oh for Alderman Colon

Looks like Alderman Colon was nailed for DUI this weekend. And it's not his first. Yipes! http://chicagoist.com/2014/07/28/ald_rey_colon_arrested_for_dui.php

20 hours ago

Updated 15 hours ago

For Sale: Gently Used 5,000 BTU Frigidaire Window Unit

Frigidaire 5,000 BTU, model FRA054XT7
Includes remote and manual.
Used one summer only: I'm selling because my new apartment has AC.

Delivery not available.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/frigidaire-5000-btu-window-air-conditioner-white/9734417.p?id=1218163640312&skuId=9734417&st=categoryid$abcat0907001&cp=1&lp=3

  • Prepare to get blasted by folks saying to not post for sale items here. I, however, don't mind.

15 hours ago

Updated 15 hours ago

Lost Cat

Our cat disappeared Saturday night sometime near Kimball and McLean. She is 14 years old and needs thyroid medication twice daily. She looks like she could be pregnant, but she is not. She is spayed, but has some extra belly. She is mostly friendly and will let you pick her up (just don't pet her for too long or she will let you know she's had enough). If you see her and can get her, we would be very appreciative.

17 hours ago

Volunteers Needed at Remix Festival helps Goethe school

Budget cuts! Budget cuts! Help Friends of Goethe School raise funds that keep what teachers and students need to teach and learn in the classroom.

Just 2 hours or more of your time volunteering at the upcoming Remix Festival will bring much needed funds to our neighborhood students. It's easy, it's fun, just sign up on this website

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0545a9a623a1f85-remix

"like us" on Facebook to keep up on how you can participate.

Do it for the kids ! Invite your friends and neighbors to join us too !

17 hours ago

Collecting dog/cat donations for shelter: food, toys, sheets, towels...

You guys have been so awesome with these donations. Last time I dropped them off, the woman who runs the shelter had tears in her eyes and said please tell those Everyblock folks "thank you" and how much this means to us and the animals.

The animal shelter is in need again so I'm making another round picking up donations if you're able to donate/have old linens laying around.

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You guys have been so awesome with these donations. Last time I dropped them off, the woman who runs the shelter had tears in her eyes and said please tell those Everyblock folks "thank you" and how much this means to us and the animals.

The animal shelter is in need again so I'm making another round picking up donations if you're able to donate/have old linens laying around.

This open-access shelter has very little funds and takes in many animals. They also provide a pet pantry for people who can't afford dog/cat food for their pets. It's so sad when you see people drop off their loved pets because they no longer can afford them. This pet pantry, which is running very, very low, helps keeps animals in their loving homes (and out of these open-access shelters).

Here's a list of items they need most:
- dog and cat food (any kind)
- treats to help fatten up the underweight dogs (actual dog treats or Aldi hot dogs are good, cheaper option)
- calming toys (such as stuffed animals or kongs and peanut butter - please no squeeky/stimulating toys)
- used (clean) towels, sheets and blankets for dogs/cats to lay on in the cages they're in basically 24/7. It helps lower their stress and gives them comfort.
- medications your pet didn't finish. These animals often come in sick from being on the street -- any antibiotics, pain pills or supplements help. There is a vet there that prescribes them and will use donated meds appropriately.
- Rescue Remedy or other calming supplements/sprays etc. (shelter life can be stressful)
- dog leashes, collars

I can pick up donations from your house Friday (8/1)12-1:30pm or 5-7pm. Or you are welcome to drop off at my place near North ave and California today 7/28 after 5pm or Wednesday after 7pm. Please message me for details.

Thank you SO MUCH for your generosity. The dogs and cats thank you.

Jul 06

Updated 18 hours ago

Is this your cockatiel???

This little lady (?) showed up in our yard today, twice. Neighbor had an extra cage, so we captured her to keep her safe from local cats and kids. We're in the 3000 block of Troy, suspect she hasn't traveled far. Let me know if this may be your bird!

  • Nicole Semple Activist/Architect/Baker

    Hi Gii Gii S! The bird was initially very matted and unhappy. We kept her for a week, during which she did clean up and perk up and started to really seem better. Despite some neighbors doing some door-to-door knocking, we never found an original owner. My mother-in-law, who has owned cockatiels before, offered to adopt her. The bird is now living in a deluxe birdie condo in Gurnee, singing and strutting away.

  • Gii Gii S Bird person

    Awww im glad it worked out for him.
    I like happy endings.
    I came across this last night, as I was going thru the bird section because 2 months ago I lost my parakeet..
    And this story had sparked my interest
    Thank u for helping him

34 hours ago

Updated 19 hours ago

California/Milwaukee Produce Market has re-opened!!!

The California/Milwaukee Produce Market has reopened! Same ownership, basically the same set up. The owner says he'll have more produce and deli meats this week and more to come (although they seem to have most everything they used to have at the old one already)!

I'm happy to have a decent, clean and nice market in a walkable distance again. Also, the owners are very receptive to getting new products (this is a changing neighborhood...) so please introduce yourself and make friendly suggestions if you think you'll be buying something on a regular basis or think others will be also!

7am-9pm (although, he said probably 8ish on Sundays, depending on demand)
2110 N Milwaukee Ave

  • So happy they opened again. Drove by yesterday and stopped in when I saw they had opened. Always bought meat from them and was never disappointed. Fantastic store!

  • They need to sell sake and Sapporo now that they're across the street from Wasabi, they'll make a killing.

21 hours ago

Backyard swimming pools

Anyone know what the statutes are concerning above ground, backyard swimming pools? My neighbors have one, that houses about 10 kids in it everyday and it is leaning dangerously, in the direction of my house. Makes me a little nervous. Glad the kids are having fun, but concerned about safety and damages.

21 hours ago

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21 hours ago

Greenchoice Bank closed by govt

Well, ouch. Hope the larger Green Exchange and those businesses aren't impacted, but that seems likely.

http://www.fdic.gov/bank/individual/failed/greenchoice.html

5 days ago

Updated 22 hours ago

Stolen bike: it's gone :(

I saw the kid do it too. Bike is a women's vintage 52 cm Univega. Black frame with all original parts and red decals. Red rear tire, red pedals, red grip tape, and pink brake cables. The kid took it from California and Milwaukee on wed night around 10:15pm. Younger black male with a stupid mustache - he even rode away with my white BMX helmet that has the word 'Albes' on the front. I ran after him, and was literally about six inches from him but he got away. Police report filed but that is worthless.

  • yourhandsmyface Palmer square. Drummer.

    Thanks everyone!!!!! I truly appreciate everyone chiming in - I've even had people email me pictures of other bikes they thought could have been related. It was locked up to a bike rack under the L by the California blue line. He must have cut the lock - unfortunately it...

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    Thanks everyone!!!!! I truly appreciate everyone chiming in - I've even had people email me pictures of other bikes they thought could have been related. It was locked up to a bike rack under the L by the California blue line. He must have cut the lock - unfortunately it wasn't a U- lock. It actually was my girlfriends bike... The crazy thing is that I was coming down kedzie in a car (on my way to meet her) and stopped at the kedzie/Milwaukee intersection and the little POS rode past me!!! I literally jumped out if the driver seat, leaving my car to the passengers, and tried to grab the kid. I want thinking very clearly, all I knew is that I wanted that bike back. Basically, I was about a foot or two away from him and he ducked into an alley and disappeared forever :(

  • Good Morning. Bikes also stolen Melrose and Pulaski. One from the 1st Floor and one from the Third Floor Back Porches. Last Week, early morning on Monday. Funny, we supposedly have Security Gates that don't Work. One was Locked, they still were able to Steal it. A lot of characters roaming the Alleys at Night and Early Morning.

28 hours ago

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ash beyer posted 2 photos to Flickr:

29 hours ago

2 days ago

Updated 30 hours ago

my neighbors lost their grey tabby Ccooper" on 2200 block of N. Sawyer

If anyone has seen Cooper please let me know and I will try to get you in touch.

  • Varagona Music Teacher & Lanlord

    Thank you, I just spoke with their landlord and Cooper has been found...yea!

  • i'm cooper's owner -- thank you SO much for posting this. he is happy and home!

32 hours ago

Chris Dilts posted 1 photo to Flickr:

32 hours ago

Taste of Latin America Returns in August

From better-known empanadas (stuffed bread treats) to less-familiar alcapurrias (meat-filled banana dumplings), shredded pork milanesa and Chicago's own unique jibarito sandwiches (made with green plantains), food lovers are in for a culinary treat when the Taste of Latin America returns for its second iteration (after taking a year hiatus in 2013) to the Logan Square neighborhood.

3 days ago

Updated 32 hours ago

FOUND CAT: All black male? very friendly found around Sawyer & Milwaukee

Hello neighbors--
My roommate and I found a cat stuck on our window sill last night, and helped him down so that he might go home. However, he's showed up on our window sill again this morning, so I'm thinking he's lost.

I am assuming it's a male since it's a pretty big cat (maybe 16 pounds?) and he seems to be all black with no markings, and light green eyes.

I'm planning on keeping him at our apartment until this afternoon when I can take him to Harmony House on Elston.

I hope this helps to find his owner! Let me know if you are looking for him!

  • Jessica, you did the best you could - you did not leave the cat outside. Hopefully this kitty finds his home.

  • As Erica said, what ACS failed to inform you is that CACC does not guarantee that this cat will even make it to adopts. Only 2% of the cats brought to CACC even make it to the adoption room all of the others are euthanized if a reputable shelter does...

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    As Erica said, what ACS failed to inform you is that CACC does not guarantee that this cat will even make it to adopts. Only 2% of the cats brought to CACC even make it to the adoption room all of the others are euthanized if a reputable shelter does not pull them. And as we have it the shelters are full. The best solution is to reach out to your local no kill shelters for information on how to deal with this situation. We believe in TNR (trap, neuter, release) and TNA (trap, neuter, admit (if the cat is friendly). I have two colonies in the HP area and which some of them are friendlies. However, they are all s/n, vaccinated, and microchipped. The friendlies are on the waiting list to be admitted when space allows. Life outside is definitely a better choice than being brought to CACC where they can be killed when their 5-7day hold is up.

Apr 14

Updated 39 hours ago

Humboldt Haus On Sacramento Blvd. and North Ave. Now Open!

Great news, it is now open but not the deli bar yet. I talked to Mike who said he was a co-owner and the hours now are 9 A.M. to 10 P.M. Monday to Saturday and 10 A.M. to 9 P.M. on Sunday. Mike also added that the 16 taps section will be open in another month. I asked him to join us on Nextdoor and Everyblocks and inform all of the date when the whole restaurant will be open for business. I am looking forward to the grand opening, i will be thirsty! The name of the place is Humboldt Haus.

  • RAKARWOWSKI RETIRED CITY WORKER, CLEANING UP HUMBOLDT PARK

    Always reading good things about inside this place but now hearing a lot of people say they really dislike the liquor sign they put up. I will go to this place be I will never like that sign. Just my point of view.

  • Simon D Lamb Restaurant guy, gallery guy

    Solid beer and wine selections. Funky, fun stuff.

4 days ago

Updated 39 hours ago

Alex Cleaner's is going out of business!

I'm sorry to see this place go. Make sure to pick up any belongings from them before August 10th!

Can anyone recommend a different cleaners in the area?

Thanks!

  • The cleaners owned their unit and put it up for sale. This building is all condo units, residential with two commercial on the ground floor. Sad to see them go, but I knew they were ready to move on. Likely a good time to retire when real estate value is up a little bit.

  • And great news about Flipside Cafe, nice bonus! Will have to try Ruby's, I have heard good things about alterations.

42 hours ago

Man critical from Logan Square hit-and-run

http://voices.suntimes.com/news/breaking-news/man-struck-by-auto-in-logan-square/

A man is in critical condition after he was struck by the vehicle of a hit-and-run driver early Sunday in the Logan Square neighborhood on the Northwest Side.

The man, thought to be in his 40s, was hit by a vehicle about 1:05 a.m. near the intersection of Western Avenue and Logan Boulevard, police said. The motorist then drove away from the scene.

He was taken in critical condition to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, police said.

Police did not have a description of the vehicle Sunday morning.

45 hours ago

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5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Man casing cars this morning (Lyndale/Rockwell)

The man in the attached photo was casing cars on my block (Lyndale/Rockwell) early this morning around 6:30 am (looking into back seats). I called the police and he was gone when they arrived. Just wanted to share in case anyone else has seen this guy. He's pretty distinct, with the hat and all.

  • Craig Born and raised in the city.

    Unfortunately what he was doing is no longer a crime. I still agree the police need to be called but there isn't much they can do.

  • I saw this guy out on Homer and Rockwell on Monday or Tuesday morning around 630 am. He was doing the same thing and looked very suspicious.

2 days ago

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Yard Sale Saturday and Sunday at 903 n Fairfield. Bikes, furniture, clothes, etc.

There will be a huge yard sale this Saturday July 26 and Sunday 27 at 903 n Fairfield avenue by California ave and Iowa. From 9 AM both days until everything is gone!

Bikes, furniture, tons of clothes, and other great stuff.

  • Varagona Music Teacher & Lanlord

    Do you have any instruments? I'm always on the look out for my students.
    thanks!

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