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19 hours ago

Updated 35 min ago

Cheap hat source?

Hey all,
I'm in dire need of a cheap, black fedora -- any condition or quality -- by tomorrow. Is this something that can be found in the neighborhood? Maybe the thrift stores? Mega Mall? Any of those shops up on Milwaukee north of the square?

I'd prefer not to spend a lot, as this is just for a blues brothers thing.

Any tips would be great!

44 hours ago

Updated 40 min ago

Just venting........early morning coffee in LS

I leave for work before 7, and have found it difficult to get a good cup of coffee before that time. The only coffee joint open is Starbucks......not necessarily my favorite.

Anyone have any advice?

  • Roeser's Bakery on North Ave. and Kedzie might work for you. They open at 6 AM and sell Intelligentsia for a very reasonable price. I think it's like $2.75 for a 16 oz cup and $1.75 for a 12 oz. Plus they have stellar baked goods!

  • RT Here

    Red June on Leavitt.

19 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Looking for Good, Reliable Cleaning Service

I posted on this topic a few years ago but with moving, remodeling, etc. etc., I was never able to get around to actually hiring a service! With that, does anyone have recommendations for a cleaning service (individual or company) for our condo in Logan Square? Trustworthy, reasonably priced, and good work product? We'd like to have them come by the house once a month (I think!)

Thanks!

  • Kelly, I've been using handybook.com for a while with good results. The prices aren't too bad and customer service is pretty good. You can try one person for a bit and switch to another if you're unhappy or just have them set you up as a regular appt with the one you like. I think there's a discount on your first appt.

2 days ago

Updated 6 hours 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

38 hours ago

Updated 10 hours 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

  • They're right there, big black monstrosities on the sidewalk. There are signs announcing they are up ahead. Why do you need an app?

  • Bhaskar - no doubt when they start recruiting for Camp Guards, you'll be first in line for an armband.

Apr 09

Updated 10 hours ago

Pit Bulls Attacked Dogs on Logan Blvd.

My husband was walking our dogs today around noon on Logan Blvd near Richmond and two men dropped the leashes of their pit bulls that they charged our dogs. Our gentle greyhound has a puncture wound, or little mutt was lucky. These dogs were very aggressive, and one got loose twice, and the owners did not seem very concerned about it. Nick had to fight them off alone while the owners watched.

After the initial attack, one of the dogs...

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My husband was walking our dogs today around noon on Logan Blvd near Richmond and two men dropped the leashes of their pit bulls that they charged our dogs. Our gentle greyhound has a puncture wound, or little mutt was lucky. These dogs were very aggressive, and one got loose twice, and the owners did not seem very concerned about it. Nick had to fight them off alone while the owners watched.

After the initial attack, one of the dogs managed to get loose a second time.

One pit bull was white female, about 80 pounds, hanging teats, recently had a litter; the second, sex uncertain, white with brown and black spots on her back, with some kind of doggie backpack. Owners were two white males, heavyset, scruffy goatees, very short hair, balding, in late 20's to mid 30's.

We plan on attending next CAPS meeting about this, but wanted neighbors to be on the lookout.

23 hours ago

Updated 10 hours ago

stolen drawstring running bag - help?!

I lost my drawstring running bag last night after running with my running group out of Dunlays. Someone stole it, hoping to find it or any remains of it. If anyone sees anything, please let me know!

It was a black drawstring bag, it contained:
- white iPhone5
- coach wristlet with ID, credit card, misc. stuff in there
- Garmin heart rate monitor
- Nike capris (with tags on them)
- Sweater
- Compression Running Shorts
- Makeup bag containing makeup

IF you find any or all of this, please contact me.. will even give a reward! Thanks!

  • Do you have the find my iPhone app?

  • I do, it was "offline" after thy sent some texts... I don't even care about the phone at this point, I care about everything else in it.. Clothes, makeup, heart rate monitor :(

3 days ago

Updated 10 hours ago

Humboldt Park: 3300 Block of Beach

I will be moving soon and am looking over in this area? Is it safe for a SWF with no car? Thanks.

  • RAKARWOWSKI RETIRED CITY WORKER, CLEANING UP HUMBOLDT PARK

    Hottest, top, maybe not best but all the same to me.

  • RAKARWOWSKI RETIRED CITY WORKER, CLEANING UP HUMBOLDT PARK

    When working people invest their hard earn dollars into an area, it always gets better. This article states HP is the top ten Hottest places on the real estate market, not the safest. I have to disagree about the gang bangers, They are strong on some blocks but not all anymore. They ruined Division St. in front of a ghetto liquor store and neighbors voted the area dry. The ghetto liquor store gone with the bangers. So yes the bangers are going away with every hang out we close.

11 hours ago

Help! Who keeps copies of their Redeye

So I found an article in Wednesday's Redeye about reselling some items but of course it went in the recycle bin and is GONE. I was wondering if someone still has their copy and can find the article. I went on their site but of course could not find what I was looking for UGH. Thanks so much

2 days ago

Updated 14 hours ago

Internet Provider

Hey neighbors,

I was curious what your experience with internet service has been like in the Humboldt Park area. I currently have Comcast which has fine service but the price has gone up in recent months after the promotional price they gave me expired. I'm now paying around $75 vs. the $30 I used to pay. I've called Comcast and tried to find a solution but I was told that's the best they can do for me if I want internet only.

That price seems high but I'm not sure if there are any other companies who even service this area. Anyone have a similar experience or some advice?

Thanks!
Tim

  • Btw, it took a few different calls to Clear to get the best rate, and i had the impression that different phone reps had varying levels of discretion to offer incentives to stay, though I also always waited 2 weeks between my 'end-me' calls. Anti-churn program incentives may have been changing in the meantime, depending on manager & company retention goals.

  • Taladrina humboldt park warrior

    I have ATT. I have had it for years and it works fine for me. It went up from 19 to 45 last year. I would quit Comcast they seem so expensive.

Dec 02 2011

Updated 14 hours ago

Spark?

Hi. Does anyone know anything about Spark Energy? They wanted to look at my Comed bill to check something. I thought it was weird.

  • Ugh, I had a guy come to the door today to ask me if anyone talked to me about the green credits I had earned. He just needed to see my electric bill...

  • Taladrina humboldt park warrior

    now that the city has opted everyone into Integrys you will be getting bombarded by sales reps. I opted out of integrys by calling them and when the sales people come by I tell them I am not the decision maker. They will pester you until they finally get the hint>

4 days ago

Updated 15 hours ago

Looking for an Optical store

Hello everybody,
I need feedbacks on a really good spot to get new eye glasses. Am looking for a place where they will actually take time to help you look for a pair that will look great and not any pair because they are nice. I went yesterday to a place and the only help I got was that they pointed out to me the frames for women and men. I feel awful now wasting my time and money. But at least I got a copy of my prescription.

  • Art Logan Square resident

    If you don't mind leaving the neighborhood Chicago Vision Club @ 2862 North Clark has some very nice frames, although they might cost you. The stock is mostly designer oriented so lots of nice frames but some can be pricey although I've found good deals there. Very friendly staff.

  • Eye Candy Optics on Division has always been very helpful

3 days ago

Updated 15 hours ago

Lost Passport and Debit Card East Room Logan Square

I lost my passport and debit card Saturday at The East Room on Milwaukee and Medill. I of course have replaced my debit, but am hoping someone picked up my passport. The name is Diana. My passport is a the standard blue U.S. version. Expiration date 2018.

  • Kerri Hacker chicagosinglesclub.com record label in LoganSquare

    Check your messages on Facebook in the Other mailbox section... I lost my uPass and someone contacted me there when they found it. I never look at it so I had already replaced it.

  • Same as above ^^^^. I contacted a wallet-loser via facebook once as well.

    ***Make sure you check on facebook itself, in the messages tab to the far left on the home screen, in the "Other" folder. If someone who isn't a friend of a friend messages you, the message will, oftentimes, end up in there. It won't show up on your phone, and you won't even get a notification about it. So check manually***

  • Report your passport lost with the Chicago PD asap and possibly the Department of State. Start checking your detailed credit reports regularly. If your passport fell into the wrong hands, you could have years of aggravating stress and misery awaiting. I speak from 14 years of experience as a victim. I hope you find it soon!

41 hours ago

Updated 16 hours ago

Logan Self service car wash with shampoo?

Does anyone know of a self service car wash with interior shampoo in the Logan-ish area?

  • Art Logan Square resident

    You might have to go to the big on at 2111 W Fullerton Ave, Express Car Wash. I don't think it is self serve, though.

    That one across from the Post Office was always a bit of a ripoff anyway...

  • Windy City Car Wash at 3265 W Fullerton btwn Sawyer & Spaulding does a great job with detailing. They have a second, newer location at North & Western Aves, but I haven't been to that spot yet.

Mar 04

Updated 19 hours ago

Lost cat

Hi, my friend lost lost her cat. She is a very friendly tuxedo cat with black fur and white underside. About 2 years old and fixed with microchip. Four white paws. Any sightings appreciated! Answers to Heidi, lost near California and Milwaukee.

  • when was the last time you guys saw Heidi?

  • Joe T. near California Blue Line

    Heidi found her way back after 6 weeks !!!!!!!!!!!!! She was a little thinner but really happy!

    Thanks everyone! Happy ending for all.

46 hours ago

Updated 20 hours ago

Forced entry burglaries

Noticed quite a few of these popping up lately including:
Burglary: Forcible entry
1800 block N. Kedzie Ave. • Apr 07 @ 12:00 PM

Burglary: Forcible entry
1900 block N. California Ave. • Apr 08 @ 4:00 AM

Burglary: Forcible entry
1800 block N. Rockwell St. • Apr 07 @ 10:00 AM

Anyone have any additional information?

  • 1600 block of N. Mozart on 4/17 @ 8am

  • 3400 block of west diversey this week - about $2000 worth of tools stolen.
    found the wallet of a 90 year old man that was robbed in the alley at 3400 w diversey. who does this to an old helpless man on public aid???
    catalytic converter stolen 2 months ago...

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    3400 block of west diversey this week - about $2000 worth of tools stolen.
    found the wallet of a 90 year old man that was robbed in the alley at 3400 w diversey. who does this to an old helpless man on public aid???
    catalytic converter stolen 2 months ago - that's a $1000 part
    home on drake burglarized 4 months ago. tools $1000 and tenants bikes $8000

    called cops, they don't care, called the Alderman, haven't heard back. I'm going to go to the next caps meeting.

    I will tell you this is making me an angry and hateful person.

21 hours ago

Updated 20 hours ago

Advice for getting needed city services?

Over two years ago, our block organized a petition to request new street-lights on our block. 50 people who live on the block signed it. We submitted the petition with a detailed explanatory letter and request, including drawings, to our Alderman, Roberto Maldonado.

I have personally checked on the status of this request well over a dozen times since then, by email, telephone, and in-person. The Alderman's office did agree to have the light bulbs increased to a larger wattage,...

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Over two years ago, our block organized a petition to request new street-lights on our block. 50 people who live on the block signed it. We submitted the petition with a detailed explanatory letter and request, including drawings, to our Alderman, Roberto Maldonado.

I have personally checked on the status of this request well over a dozen times since then, by email, telephone, and in-person. The Alderman's office did agree to have the light bulbs increased to a larger wattage, but there has been no answer to the actual request, and I think that the high-watt bulbs were already in place.

Our block is an above standard size due to Grand Ave. being on the south end of it. We encompass addresses from the 1000's through the 1150's.

We only have 5 streetlights on our block to illuminate the sidewalks and street in front of 30 city lots, and the two on the end are located on the alley. This leaves only 3 lights to enhance security and safety and act as a preventive measure. They are 125-175 feet apart, leaving large swaths of sidewalk under the cover of darkness.

We have the old light poles with only one high lamp.

And, all of the lights are located on the west side of the street. There isn't a single light pole on the east side of the street!

I checked with the city and filed a request directly with CDOT last year and got a service request number, which I have on file.

We have had great success in stopping other types of crime, but in part due to the darkness, my neighbors still suffer catalytic converter theft, broken car windows, scratched paint and dents, etc. and we believe that our safety and quality of life would quickly and effectively be preserved and enhanced by getting proper illumination through an adequate number of properly placed streetlights.

If you have any helpful suggestions I would appreciate it.

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Send a letterforthemayor@cityofchicago.org. Include your petition and letter. Ask the status. Send an email to the Commissioner. Not sure of their name.

    It may be this expense comes out of the aldermans' ward money. You may be low on the list. There are tons of citizizen/resident requests and not enough $$.

    If it can come out of the Mayors' budget...that would be good. When a city has the kind of financial problems that Chicago has because of decades of mismanagement...it is hard to get what you need.

20 hours ago

Everyblock helped me find a dentist

Just wanted to give a shout out to the Everyblock Community...was looking for a dentist, looked at recommendation posts and found a great place. A Brush Above with Dr. Guzman was fabulous. She is thorough, welcoming and you can feel the team/family atmosphere. I'm especially happy she is Latina because I like to support Latina businesses.

Apr 10

Updated 22 hours ago

4 reasons I won't be patronizing the Harding Tavern.

4 trees cut down to make way for what?

  • Susan S. resident

    Yes, owner grew up in Logan Square. I think he does have neighborhood's best interests at heart. What that means to him, to you, to me may be different.

  • With trees or without, I am happy to see another booming business in LS. I tried to return to get another delicious burger last night but there was a long waiting list and not a spare chair at the bar.

    I think they will do just fine with or without...

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    With trees or without, I am happy to see another booming business in LS. I tried to return to get another delicious burger last night but there was a long waiting list and not a spare chair at the bar.

    I think they will do just fine with or without the OP's support.

    Walked to Parts & Labor instead and our hunger and thirst was satisfied. Noticed a scraggly looking tree in the parkway on the way, but didn't call the city to cut it down. Instead, I choose to patiently wait and see if it comes back to life in the coming months.

    Just like I will patiently wait and see if new trees get planted and judge not my neighbor.

    It would be nice to see new trees planted. In the meanwhile I will sip more of their beer and contemplate the Latin names of trees learned long ago in Science class.

    And I may plant a tree on Earth Day.

4 days ago

Updated 22 hours ago

Humboldt Park: Is Area of Central Park and North Ave Safe?

I lived north of the park as did and have some friends for a long time with no complaints. My in-laws are considering a move a few blocks west of the park, between North and Division. I have heard in the past that HP west of Kedzie is 'dicey.'

I would love someone to tell me that I have been misinformed. It is particularly important because the in-laws care for our toddler who loves to be outside. All of that activity takes place during the day time.

They currently rent in the 2400 block of north Lowell. I am wondering how the neighborhoods compare.

Thanks for any feedback.

42 hours ago

Updated 22 hours ago

cops on Spaulding

Saw a couple of cop cars & was just wondering what was going on last night near the church on Spaulding, just south of Division. Anyone know?

  • The word from various neighbors is that there has been a juvenile from a Section 8 apartment nearby targeting homeowners car and house windows and shooting them with a BB or pellet gun.

    They may be looking for him based on your neighbor's complaints.

38 hours ago

Updated 23 hours 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.

Mar 25

Updated 24 hours ago

Homebrewers?

I've been thinking it would be nice to find some like minded home-brewers and beer fans in the Logan Square/Bucktown area (or anywhere nearby). I've never been part of a brewing "club", but I'd like to find a way to get together with some fellow brewers in a semi-regular, informal way at local bars. We could compare notes, techniques, and of course beers in a non-intimidating way - I'm a casual homebrewer who's only been at it a few years....

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I've been thinking it would be nice to find some like minded home-brewers and beer fans in the Logan Square/Bucktown area (or anywhere nearby). I've never been part of a brewing "club", but I'd like to find a way to get together with some fellow brewers in a semi-regular, informal way at local bars. We could compare notes, techniques, and of course beers in a non-intimidating way - I'm a casual homebrewer who's only been at it a few years. I approach it more from the art side than science, but it'd be great to talk to other people with different takes and experience levels. Nothing's set up right now, but if there's interest let me know and I can organize - I'm open to suggestions for days, times, and venues. Thanks!

  • So after a successful first round we've set up another time to meet, on Thursday May 1st. If there's anyone else out there who I haven't been in touch with please feel free to contact me directly!

  • Check out the Chicago Home Brewers Group. We are group of home brewers from all over Chicago, NW Indiana and parts of Wisconsin. We meet every third Wednesday of every month at Fischmanns on Milwaukee and Lawrence at 7pm.

    We also have very active online forums through a bulletin board and Facebook page. The links for both forums can be found at the bottom of the following page:

    chicagohomebrewers.org

    Please check us out!

    Bill

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39 hours ago

Updated 26 hours ago

Anyone need moving boxes?

I have several empty boxes of various sizes that are sturdy and would be good for moving. I don't want to just throw them out in the alley out back in case it rains before someone grabs them. PM me if interested. They'll be first come, first served and I will update this when they're gone.
Thanks!

  • Yes, I need moving boxes! Probably can't come to get them until after 6 pm on Friday. How can I contact you privately?

  • robin in WRP Tired, very tired

    click on the username, and look for the "send email" link on the right

29 hours ago

4 days ago

Updated 35 hours ago

Looking for an artist friendly 2 bedroom

Hello! My boyfriend and I are looking for a 2 bedroom in Logan and I figured it couldn't hurt to post here in addition to the rest of our online searching and hitting the pavement looking for "for rent" signs. The rents are going up so fast but we're hoping to find something max $1200 in Logan. Cat friendly and laundry in the building would be excellent. We want to use the 2nd bedroom as an office/studio space since we're both artists. Any leads appreciated!

2 days ago

Updated 36 hours 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)

4 days ago

Updated 39 hours ago

A different set of data about the Humboldt Park Area

Last week I read an article posted on EB as a link to the Humboldt Park Portal, which attempted to say that the Bloomingdale Trail will ruin the Humboldt Park neighborhood, or "enclave".. After reading the population stats offered by the "Portal", I decided to actually look up the stats from the census.
The US Census reports either as a county or a census tract, so I looked at the approx. 20 tracts which covers the area bounded by Western...

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Last week I read an article posted on EB as a link to the Humboldt Park Portal, which attempted to say that the Bloomingdale Trail will ruin the Humboldt Park neighborhood, or "enclave".. After reading the population stats offered by the "Portal", I decided to actually look up the stats from the census.
The US Census reports either as a county or a census tract, so I looked at the approx. 20 tracts which covers the area bounded by Western Ave., Chicago Ave., Central Park, and Bloomingdale.
There is a total population of 38,522. Of that the largest segment is caucasion at 18,729 (or 49%) The second largest segment is Black, at 6,574 (or 17%). This leaves 34% for "other" which is made up of Asian, Latino, and people that identify as 2 or more races.
After hearing for years that Humboldt Park was a "Puerto Rican " neighborhood, I was surprised to see the actual facts. And while some city maps define Humboldt Park as going all the way to Cicero Avenue and Kinzie Street, going farther West and South on the census map only gives a larger number of Blacks in the population stats.
Here is the link
http://www.census.gov/2010census/popmap/

  • Jason W: Enjoy the silence. Zero accountability. PRCC and the Portal is not a neighborhood-friendly organization if you define the 'hood as including the other 78% of us who live here and do not share the Culture PRCC promotes. They represent the radical 10% of a declining minority population and...

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    Jason W: Enjoy the silence. Zero accountability. PRCC and the Portal is not a neighborhood-friendly organization if you define the 'hood as including the other 78% of us who live here and do not share the Culture PRCC promotes. They represent the radical 10% of a declining minority population and create and promote things like the "No se Vende!" campaign when there are hundreds of houses in the area that are for sale. Asking one question of them is being racist in their opinion, even if you are Hispanic/Latino. They get thousands of dollars of our tax dollars to run the center, the newspaper, in addition to having taken over the beautiful and historic horse stables inside Humboldt Park without an ounce of authentic community input. One thing remains the same about that place. They are still shoveling stuff out of that building long after the horses are gone!

    I remember them organizing when the lady from Tipsy Cake (a local bakery that closed their retail space here near the Paseo Boriqua - Division St. between Western and California - but keeps her bakery here and employs several residents) joked with someone interviewing her and she called her confections "crack cake" and playfully referred to one that had too many bullet holes in it.

    Just yesterday, NPR ran a piece where a researcher broadly studied online reviews of food, and found that the majority of reviews compared sweets and desserts to drug addiction.

  • RAKARWOWSKI RETIRED CITY WORKER, CLEANING UP HUMBOLDT PARK

    I just took a walk around the neighborhood and noticed several apartment buildings with around 20 units a building, gutted and being rehabbed. These buildings use to be mainly filled with Puerto Ricans but now they are empty. A 23 unit building across the street from me was almost all...

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    I just took a walk around the neighborhood and noticed several apartment buildings with around 20 units a building, gutted and being rehabbed. These buildings use to be mainly filled with Puerto Ricans but now they are empty. A 23 unit building across the street from me was almost all Latino and some African American and many were gang bangers. The building has been gutted, rehabbed and now there is only a couple of Puerto Ricans living there and I understand most of them are moving out this year. So, yes, you just need to go out and see for yourself how drastically HP has changed from a few years ago.

40 hours ago

Mayor Emanuel, Chicago Park District to Rehab, Build 103 Playgrounds this Year

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Chicago Park District General Superintendent Michael P. Kelly, Friends of the Park officials and community members broke ground today to build new playgrounds at Lindblom Park, Murray Park and Kucinski-Murphy Park. These three playgrounds are part of the 103 neighborhood playgrounds that will be refurbished or built across the City in 2014.

Click here for more information:
http://ow.ly/vUl5z

5 days ago

Updated 42 hours ago

Lost Dog in Humboldt Park

HUMBODLT PARK:: have you seen this dog? She escaped my friend's house when she was at work today. If you see her, sit down and call her name - Tina. Do Not Chase. Call this number with any information - 517-902-3879.

  • I think my friend has posted flyers, tina was spotted by 90 Miles (the cuban restaurant) and a couple of other places around, I think she was the one spotted by Francis... here is the latest update, thanks for the posts.
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    Tina is still on the loose, but she was spotted [Tuesday] morning at Francisco & Armitage. If you see her, do not chase her (she's super shy) -- sit down and call her name. Contact Carli Jo (517-902-3879) with any information.

  • Tina was found! -- thanks everyone for your help and comments!

Jan 23

Updated 42 hours ago

Pallets

I'm trying to find pallets for a DIY project. Anyone know if there are businesses of facilities around that put these out every now and then?

43 hours 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.

Jan 23

Updated 44 hours ago

Where's the retail in Logan Square?

So - Logan Square is hot and has been for quite some time now. Everyone can agree on that - but outside of coffee shops and restaurants, and bars - where is the retail? Wicker Park has a nice mix of both retail and food. With Wicker Park increasing in price and small boutiques being driven out for larger "chain" stores - why aren't new shops opening or at least relocating up to Logan Square? It seems retail from Western all the way up to the square is lacking in general. Food Food, Coffee, Bar, with the exception of a few. Is it the economy still? Just wondering your thoughts.

44 hours ago

Little City Foster Care Spring Newsletter

As we wait for the weather to catch up with the calendar, Little City’s Foster Care & Adoption Program remains hard at work. We continue to engage with the community, bringing  awareness to the need for more foster parents. This quarter’s newsletter brings you updates on our foster parent recruitment efforts. We share a moving story that shows what can happen when foster parents, birth parents, and the agency work to keep families together, and highlighting one of our stellar volunteers. Lastly, don’t miss the calendar of events —we hope to see some of our Humboldt Park neighbors at an orientation soon!

44 hours ago

Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Hosts Open House for New FertilityCare Center

Physicians and employees at Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center (PSMEMC) attended a recent open house for the new FertilityCare Center to learn more about its services, meet the staff and tour the facility.

3 days ago

Updated 47 hours ago

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.

6 days ago

Updated 47 hours ago

Logan Square Bike Ride?

Do you might love biking and live in Logan Square? Would you join a Logan Square bike ride?

I'm trying to gauge interest now, not organize anything. If >10 people reply I'll try to make an event.

2 days ago

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Mar 17

Updated 2 days ago

Single Late 20s Woman Living Alone

Is it safe to live west of Western btwn Division & Grand as a single late 20s woman? I work a 9-5 job & am usually only out late when accompanied by my 150+ English Mastiff or in a cab. I know "no place in Chicago is safe" but just looking for suggestions! Moving from the North Side looking @ possibly HumPark, West Town, Bucktown, Wicker Park, Ukrainian Village, Logan Square. I did live in Logan Square @ Armitage/Kedzie for 2 years and never had any issues- thanks so much in advance for your feedback :D

  • @Rakarwowski, it's funny that you posted that link because I actually emailed and called the number to the owner of the unit to view this and NEVER got a response back. I was truly disappointed.

  • I was told it rented immediately and the owner was flooded with interested parties.

4 days ago

Updated 2 days 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.

  • That's my concern. The hanging out culture that's allowed by certain liquor stores is a big problem.

  • Jason W Lifelong Chicagoan

    Good point - and those of us who live nearby will have to make sure it doesn't happen.

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Infant CPR and first aid class

Does anyone know where I can find a child and infant CPR class?

Thanks!

Mar 30

Updated 2 days ago

Landscape boulder delivery?

Hi there, I'm looking to have a few large boulders delivered and placed in my back yard. Anybody have any suggestions?

  • Meredith W. Chicagoan since 2002; LoganSq home & busin. owner

    I haven't used them, but I've seen some large stones (above liftable weight for a person) at a landscaping materials place on Lake lakestreetsupply.com Not sure if they work directly with the public/deliver, etc. Sorry, but I hope that helps.

  • This guy i remember, Fred Flintstone, works at the Slate granite quary, and he runs some beasts of burden that would be perfect for moving those big boulders for you. I think the firm is in a suburb like Bedford Park, or something like that.

Feb 16

Updated 2 days ago

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).

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