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Jul 30

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New candidate running for alderman in 26th ward

Anyone know anything about the new candidate running for alderman in the 26th ward? I don't know his name, but would like to learn more about him. Hoping someone can add more detail.

Dec 14 2012

Updated 2 hours ago

Roberto Maldonado

Is this guy any good? I have been wondering what he does for HP and I can't figure it out...does anyone know his email address? It's not on his website..which is weird.

  • Hpsince1970 Born and raised in Beautiful HP

    Corona lives around Humboldt park ? Never seen him never met him. Don't even know what he looks like. All I know about him is that he gave a neighbor of his a very hard time for doing work without permits. I guess the neighbor did some interior work and added a new French door to the exterior.
    The owner should of known better to get a permit though!!

  • Wow, great that you share a second or third hand story here about someone you have never seen or met. Thanks!

11 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Mariachi Band Recommendations?

I want to surprise my husband with a mariachi band for his birthday party in a couple of weeks. Does anyone have recommendations for a great band to hire just to play for an hour or so? Any ideas of how much I should expect to pay?
Thanks in advance.

  • Sounds like an awesome surprise...I'd like to follow this to get any recommendations as well.

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4 days ago

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Norweigan Hospital try to change zoning for huge 4 story Housing Development

The Hispanic Housing Development Corporation together with the Norweigan-American Hospital Inc. has sent in an application for a change in zoning to build a hugh 60 feet high 4 story, 49 unit building in the middle of the neighborhood. If the hospital does this to one of its properties it can do it to other areas as well and the entire neighborhood will be blocked by huge unsightly buildings. This will bring down the property values for every property owner....

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The Hispanic Housing Development Corporation together with the Norweigan-American Hospital Inc. has sent in an application for a change in zoning to build a hugh 60 feet high 4 story, 49 unit building in the middle of the neighborhood. If the hospital does this to one of its properties it can do it to other areas as well and the entire neighborhood will be blocked by huge unsightly buildings. This will bring down the property values for every property owner. This company is, also, responsible for other ugly buildings in Humboldt Park.

The property is located at 1045 N Sacramento Avenue, 1049 N Francisco Ave. The building will include 49 affordable dwelling units, tenant ancilliary areas such as recreation areas and library as well as 42 exterior parking spaces. They want to change the zoning from 2 story houses and create this huge complex instead. I see this as a big problem.

The way to fight this rezoning is described in the following websites:

http://www.useful-community-development.org/re-zoning-opposition.html
http://real-estate-law.freeadvice.com/real-estate law/zoning/proposed_rezoning_change.htm
http://real-estate-law.freeadvice.com/real-estate-law/zoning/object_neighbor_zoning.htm

Let's keep this discussion ongoing on this site until this is resolved. Please tell others.

  • We need to have breakfast, lunch, dinner, or drinks somewhere in the neighborhood. There's a spot on the corner of Washtenaw and Chicago that's been dubbed by the bartender as the "Cursed Corner" because no business has ever made it there. I say we meet there and at least talk about moving forward.

  • Don't forget, most public library branches have meeting room facilities as well. The state attorney general, and the Chicago Bar Association are examples of organizations to contact to get free legal advice/help. This forum and knocking on your neighbor's doors are probably the best way to contact interested parties. Again, pictures/renderings of what is proposed will go far to explain the situation.

Oct 09

Updated 17 hours ago

Just moved to Humboldt Park(by Kedzie and Thomas)

Can anybody recommend some of their favorite vendors? Primarily looking for dry cleaners, banks, grocery, restaurants, etc. Also interested to know the skinny on the park (pool, other activities for kids). Thanks in advance for your input.

  • Evan Gordon Entrepreneur | Hispanic Marketing Specialist | Dad

    So far I've tried Feed, Grandma J's and Sunshine Cleaners. So far, so great! I'm loving my new neighborhood.

  • RaleighsMa Not fauxraged.

    I saw Rangoli was already mentioned but I skimmed the comments and didn't see Nick's on North. If you need a fast food fix that's the place to go. It's really, really good (especially the gyros) and the owner/staff are even better. We used to go there ALL the time but still make pretty regular trips for no longer living around the corner (essentially where you are now). (I'm sure my arteries still hate me.)

18 hours ago

Searching for housing in Latin area

Looking for A Small EFFICIENCY to a 1 BEDRM apartment OR OVER A STORE. IN THE LATIN community. LOGAN SQUARE, HOMBOLT PARK, AND AVONDALE.Low rent $500-600. I WILL ALSO NEGOTIATE to clean OR repair housing in exchange of low rent.

47 hours ago

Updated 22 hours ago

Depressed by Traffic Jams?

Is it me, or is every way that one can drive into the city from Humboldt Park is now congested due to all kinds of construction projects. I have been so frustrated lately.

I try to take the train/bus as much as possible, but sometimes I need to drive. If folks have found good solutions for car routes, please share. I had pretty good success taking California to Roosevelt into downtown this morning.

  • Hey Michael - was not intending to throw any negativity into the mix. If it sounded like I was, my apologies. I fully admit I have a true love / hate relationship with bikers. Ones that follow the rules of the road, or at least don't do anything that may...

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    Hey Michael - was not intending to throw any negativity into the mix. If it sounded like I was, my apologies. I fully admit I have a true love / hate relationship with bikers. Ones that follow the rules of the road, or at least don't do anything that may cause harm, I'm all for. I see a lot of bikers, however, that should not be riding on city streets, especially ones without bike lanes. They don't seem to have the appropriate spatial ability to discern how close they are to parked cars vs moving cars. During rush hours, having those types of riders on certain roads can cause a great deal of havoc. And yes, I say the same thing about crappy drivers as well.

  • Not everyone can bike, but if more who could would, the congestion around Humboldt Park wouldn't be so bad. The original poster is right - trying to drive in this city during rush hour can be depressing - literally so, in fact. (http://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/news/20140915/walking-biking-to-work-seems-to-have-mental-health-benefits).

    Biking on Chicago's streets can be intimidating...

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    Not everyone can bike, but if more who could would, the congestion around Humboldt Park wouldn't be so bad. The original poster is right - trying to drive in this city during rush hour can be depressing - literally so, in fact. (http://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/news/20140915/walking-biking-to-work-seems-to-have-mental-health-benefits).

    Biking on Chicago's streets can be intimidating at first, but everyone starts somewhere. I ride from the Humboldt Park area to the west loop every day and would be happy to ride along with anyone who is interested by nervous about doing so alone.

    Biking to public transit may also be an option for those who are sick of being stuck in traffic. The transit coverage in Humboldt Park leaves much to be desired, but the transit options expand greatly for anyone willing to bike a mile or so (approximately 5 minutes of biking at a moderate pace).

23 hours ago

Forming a ceramics/pottery co-op!

Hello, we are in the process of forming co-op for ceramicists that need a space to throw and fire their work. The goal is to pool our resources together so that we can get a space where we can work. We can also use this space to have monthly gallery openings so that we can show our work to the neighborhood. We have three people interested so far, anyone on here interested?

Also, does anyone know of potential places where we could set up a kiln? It would have to be a place that we could vent, like somewhere that used to be equipped for a kitchen.

Thanks neighbors!

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Oct 03

Updated 36 hours ago

Donations Needed for Shelter Dogs and Cats

Hi good folks of EB!

The shelter is (again) in desperate need of the following items if you're able to donate (used items are more than ok, they just need to be clean).

I'll be dropping off the donations on Sat Oct 25, so there's plenty of time. I can pick up at your house or you can drop off at mine (near North and California Aves - message me for phone number and address).

Here's the list:
- dog...

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Hi good folks of EB!

The shelter is (again) in desperate need of the following items if you're able to donate (used items are more than ok, they just need to be clean).

I'll be dropping off the donations on Sat Oct 25, so there's plenty of time. I can pick up at your house or you can drop off at mine (near North and California Aves - message me for phone number and address).

Here's the list:
- dog or cat beds
- towels, blankets, anything clean, warm and fuzzy they can lay on
- treats of any kind
- dog and cat food (for the pet food pantry so people in need can keep their beloved animals and those animals stay out of these kinds of kill shelters)
- toys: chew toys (like nyla bones or kongs) and non-stimulant stuffed toys (no squeekers please - gets them too riled up in their cages)
- puppy potty training pads (there's a huge shortage of workers/volunteers, so they don't get walked often. If they have these, it means they don't have to sit in their pee/feces and it helps reduce the spread of disease.
- cleaning products of any kind to help keep the place disinfected
- heating pads (for kittens, bunnies or even the little squirrels they help nurse back to health)
- leftover dog or cat medicines or vitamins

I was just there on Monday and would love to get them stocked up on towels/beds etc so all the animals have somewhere warm and comfortable to lay (it really helps reduce stress for them).

I've attached some pictures from the last run I did for donations from you great folks! You can see the animals really love the blankets and beds! :)

And if you're thinking of adopting or want to foster some of these sweet babies, hit me up! More foster homes = we can get more of these animals out of kill shelters!

Thanks so much folks!

  • meg

    Thanks Kitkat! Yeah, Humblebar is super cool!

  • meg

    You guys are super awesome! I am AGAIN BLOWN AWAY by your generosity!!! I miswrote drop offs at Humblebar - you can drop off there until Friday afternoon around 5 or so. I'll be doing the pickup then. Sat the donations will be delivered. Thank you folks! Super cool of you!!! And thanks to Humblebar - they're animal lovers too and so nice to host the drop offs!

6 days ago

Updated 36 hours ago

Housing development

Does anyone know anything about the proposed 4 story (60ft)/49 unit Hispanic Housing Development building going up between Sacramento & Francisco by Norwegian Hospital?

46 hours ago

Orthopedic Specialists to Discuss Bone and Joint Health on October 29

Is joint pain or a nagging sports injury preventing you from exercising on a regular basis? Learn how to lose the pain and become active again at a free program, “Bone and Joint Health,” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on October 29 at Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center (PSMEMC), Nazareth Family Center, 1127 N. Oakley Blvd., (enter at Thomas St. and Oakley Blvd.), Chicago.

Oct 09

Updated 47 hours ago

Halloween Decorations 2014

Hello neighbors! Just wanted to say, it is great to see more seasonal décor going up. If you have never thought about doing so, remember that it helps the overall look/appearance of the neighborhood. It may seem like a small thing, but it makes the n'hood look more inviting. Please rake leaves, pickup trash, put up some lights, Halloween or autumnal décor(if you're into that sort of thing). Tend to shrubbery, trees and gardens. And if you have a porch light, please use it. Lights can deter a lot of mischief. Let's keep the neighborhood on track of looking great, as we have been doing!!

  • Betzaida Live 6 blocks from Humboldt Park

    I put up some Halloween decorations at my home and the kids just love it! I'm so glad I did it.

  • That is awesome. Another way to make memories with them!

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Sep 30

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  • That would make sense Mccoy...why spend that kind of dough in October/November when you can really spruce it up in Spring. Hopefully that's their plan.

  • Being Fall and especially with all the rain we've had recently, it wouldn't make much sense to repair the area now. Just be sure that the money is in the pipeline for Spring. A committee sounds like a wonderful idea (inviting all opinions) to sort out 2015 plans. Run the idea through your Alderman's office and invite the CAPS Beat representative as well. Organize!

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4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

German Shepard mix hit by car/seeking owner

A German Shepard mix (black and dark brown, medium/large with blue canvas collar & no tags) was hit by a car at 11:45 Friday at Humboldt blvd. & Bloomingdale. Was taken by the driver to Chicago Veterinary Emergency Center at 3123 n. Clybourn. Another medium sized tan dog wearing a harness/collar was witnessed near the accident but ran away. Seeking any information about the owner. We don't know how the dog is doing yet but would like to reunite him with the owner. Please reply if you have any information.

  • yourhandsmyface Palmer square. Drummer.

    This is a stretch, but there is a building under construction at whipple and Armitage that recently added two German Shepards to 'police' the place over night. They even added signs on the side of the building that say that 'survivors will be prosecuted' if someone breaks in. I came...

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    This is a stretch, but there is a building under construction at whipple and Armitage that recently added two German Shepards to 'police' the place over night. They even added signs on the side of the building that say that 'survivors will be prosecuted' if someone breaks in. I came home after midnight earlier this week and the dogs were on the balcony which has yet to have any guardrails installed. Given that kids break into this building to tag it, the plywood door is almost broken down on a daily basis do the dog could have gotten out super easily. These dogs shouldn't have been there in the first place.

6 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Did you leave your phone on the #70 Division bus this morning?

Someone left their phone on the Division bus this morning. I would love to return it to you, but it's locked and needs a code to unlock it. If it's you or you know that person, please contact me. trentonjack2001@yahoo.com
Hispanic teenager, long dark hair, lilac jeans (that's all I remember) got off the bus on Division and Kedzie.

  • Rochelle North Lawndale Resident since 1959

    The phone has been returned, so if you see a young lady with a big smile on her face........................

  • Just saw this.
    big hugs to Rochelle
    your awesome

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Sep 18

Updated 4 days ago

Nanny Share in Humboldt Park Area

My husband and I are looking for a family to join or to establish a nanny share with us in Humboldt Park or surrounding area starting December 1st, 2014. Our daughter Lilian will be 4 months by then. We both work full time and would need a nanny approximately from 8 am to 6 pm. We are open and flexible to different hosting options. Our family is bilingual German-American, and a nanny who also speaks German would be great but is not a necessity.

Please let me know if you are interested.

Thanks,
Corinna

  • Hi guys! We're looking at the possibility of a nanny share starting in March 2015, we live in Logan Square--we are looking for Monday through Thursday. Let me know if anyone is interested!

  • Hhs

    Hi Corinna, We are also a bilingual German-English family in Humboldt Park looking for a nanny share beginning in mid-January, and would love to find a bilingual nanny as well, please be in touch if you are still looking for others for the share.
    Thanks, Hannah

4 days ago

HACIA Scholarship Foundation opens enrollment for free contractor training

Chicago, Ill. –The Hispanic American Construction Industry Association (HACIA) Scholarship Foundation in conjunction with the Institute for Workforce Education at St. Augustine College announced at a Press Conference on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 the beginning of a 6-month free Contractor Training Program. The Program aims to instruct 200 small business contractors throughout the Chicagoland area and provide career advancement to minority individuals working in the construction and contracting industries.

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Oct 02

Updated 6 days ago

Python in Alley Between Talman and Washtenaw

Last night my house guests discovered a python snake hanging from a garage door in the alley between Talman and Washtenaw, just south of North Avenue. Happily, a lot of cops showed up pretty soon after we called 311, and it took about 20 minutes for them to remove the really very large snake. What's equally weird is that the elderly couple who own the house were mystified as to how the snake got there since they do not own a snake. There were very grateful not to have found the snake themselves. I assume someone just dumped the snake. Chalk this up as the weirdest thing I have ever seen in Humboldt Park.

  • Sarah RM dachshundist

    It turns out that my office manager's daughter works at Animal Care and Control, so we now have a picture of her holding the "very friendly" snake up in my office kitchen. The good news is that a snake rescue society took the snake almost immediately (and yes, it is a boa, but likely not really the 8 feet estimated by the cops) and it will find a new home soon!

  • I'm glad it has a safe place!

Oct 14

Updated 6 days ago

STOLEN BIKE

Hi!

I live on the corner of Artesian right south of Hirsch and someone entered our apartment building came up to the fourth floor and took my bike from the bannister where we have kept our bikes undisturbed for about two years. I just bought it last weekend and it was partly a gift. If anyone knows anything or has seen it please let me know!

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  • Hope you get your bike back, Lisa.

    I tend toward the humorous side of things with a high focus on personal responsibility. In all honesty the sense of violation felt after a theft is something I hope to never feel again.

    I have shared hallways that contain beautiful woodwork in...

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    Hope you get your bike back, Lisa.

    I tend toward the humorous side of things with a high focus on personal responsibility. In all honesty the sense of violation felt after a theft is something I hope to never feel again.

    I have shared hallways that contain beautiful woodwork in apartment buildings where my neighbors routinely scraped, dinged, bumped, scratched, chipped, scuffed, dirtied and in general sullied the appearance of my apartment entrance and damaged the owner's property by bringing their bikes up to their apartment.

    It is a potential fire and tripping hazard.

    Sharon: Textbooks used in my educational era were among the first to instill the use of "he" and "she" interchangeably for pronoun selection when referring to non-gender specific situations.

    If you are telling me that the landlord is a "she" and the bannister was freshly refinished, please let me know ASAP and I will buy a lottery ticket.

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