27 hours ago

Updated 5 min ago

Paradise Garden on Drake and Lyndale

I have lived close to this garden for over 10 years and have known the owners of the church with attached garden. When they left last year they entrusted a few neighbors with keys to the garden, in case it started to turn into an eye sore....as they wouldn't know how it would be cared for being back in Puerto Rico. Last year I spoke with the new renters and they assured me that they "had it....don't worry...we've got the...

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I have lived close to this garden for over 10 years and have known the owners of the church with attached garden. When they left last year they entrusted a few neighbors with keys to the garden, in case it started to turn into an eye sore....as they wouldn't know how it would be cared for being back in Puerto Rico. Last year I spoke with the new renters and they assured me that they "had it....don't worry...we've got the garden under control." But, as the year has worn on....I've watched this lovely little garden become an over grown viney-jungle of sorts. It breaks my heart. I know the original owners would never have wanted that. I'm rarely on everyblock, but have been told that this garden has been mentioned before. Are there people that want to help go over and help clean it up? I have a set of keys, and the original owners gave me permission to help with it's up keep. I think I have given the renters enough time to show how much they care/ and how well they will keep up with the garden. I think it's time to see if we might be able to start a little group that might meet up once a month....have pot luck...and keep it clean. I'm unsure how to truly turn it into a "community garden" as I think it is really tied to the church somehow....but I'm sure there would be a way in the future to keep it a garden as long as it is cared for and have it then deeded to the local community. I just wanted to see how many would be interested to help and what weekend might work best for everyone. :)

  • TBates Logan Square Resident Since 2008

    I'm at the opposite end of the block with a 4 & 6 year old and would love to enjoy the garden with my family. Anyone know if this is private property? If it's tax exempt, it should have public access instead of padlocked for the fortunate few. I would love to see the gates unlocked welcoming neighbors!

  • Chandler Logan Square Resident

    I can help ! Thanks so much for initiating . I am going to look up some resources to see if we could get some $ for the clean up project . Wouldn't that be cool. What if we tried to set up a few different dates on a fri...

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    I can help ! Thanks so much for initiating . I am going to look up some resources to see if we could get some $ for the clean up project . Wouldn't that be cool. What if we tried to set up a few different dates on a fri sat or Sunday over the next few weeks . Aug 29/30 ,sept 5/6 , sept 12/13/14 . I know it is back to school so people are busy but if we work on it slowly over a few different days it won't be as daunting . I have a lawn mower , weed wacker, and some other small hand tools . We could bust out the grill and make it a party ;)

2 hours ago

Updated 8 min ago

Alderman Joe Moreno gets $3,000 from Live Nation / House of Blues

Alderman Joe Moreno (Ward 1) just received $3,000 of heartfelt love from Music Megalopoly Corporation LIVE NATION / HOUSE OF BLUES. Perhaps related to a deal for CONGRESS THEATRE ?

Only Alderman Brendan Reilly (Ward 42 / Streeterville) has also received HOB $ (mere $1500 per year, less than Moreno). HOB concert/restaurant venue in Chicago is in Ald. Reilly's downtown city ward.

source: Illinois Board of Elections
HOB Entertainment Inc
2000 West Loop South, Suite 1300
Houston, TX 77027 $1,500.00
7/31/2014 Individual Contribution
1st Ward First Independent Democratic Org

HOB Entertainment, Inc.
2000 W. Loop South
Suite 1300
Houston, TX 77027 $1,500.00
6/30/2014 Individual Contribution
Friends for Proco Joe Moreno

  • The Chicago Way. If it results in physical improvements, shows that I'd feel safe in attending, and future viability of a rapidly decaying facility, I'm all in favor of the grease that set the wheels in motion.

45 hours ago

Updated 15 min ago

Petition for I AM Logan Square to Remove Mark Fishman from their Board

"There is growing vocal discontent about Mark Fishman’s control and usage of the Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival (MAAF), as a tool to increase his substantial development and real estate holdings."

To find out more about this petition or sign it yourself: http://www.change.org/p/i-am-logan-square-ials-remove-mark-fishman-treasurer-from-your-board?recruiter=30671237&utm_campaign=signature_receipt&utm_medium=email&utm_source=share_petition

  • Talk about cutting off your nose to spite your face. Or, maybe throwing out the baby with the bathwater is more apt? Pick your idiom. Running out the single, largest benefactor of the arts from the neighborhood because you don't like his business model is counter-productive. Worst case, the support for the arts will be gone and he'll still own the buildings. If you have a problem with the buildings, focus on that and leave the positive contributions to the neighborhood alone to be enjoyed by your neighbors.

  • I'm forced to agree with Glenn. The patron gets to call the shots. If you're not happy with the patron's strings on the patronage, it's time to find a different patron. In the artist's world, it is what it is.

2 days ago

Updated 22 min ago

Electricity provider

My new apartment allows me to choose an electric provider. Does anyone have recommendations (or warnings) they can share?

Current tenants in the unit use ComEd, so it may be easiest to stick with that, I'm not sure. Any advice is appreciated.

  • Mara: I simply called Integrys to verify that this was the wrong plan for my usage. When verified, I asked to return to Com Ed for supply. Then I asked for a refund of the past supply customer charges. The rep took my request & said that others who asked were being processed for a refund & that it would probably be in the form of a gift card, which is fine with me since I didn't really expect anything.

  • Joe

    Interesting, i spot checked my bills FES charges in the Supply section is 5.5cents x KWh used .. no fees. Good to know about Intergys. Did anyone find a better supply deal than 5.5? I am not interested in real time. Thx

6 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Care Taker

My husband and I are in need of someone to pick up and drop off our kids to school. School starts at 8:45 and ends at 3:45. They’re going to be attending a school in the buck town area and we’re preferably looking for a college student, (a responsible college student) or a person that’s looking to make some extra cash - with a car and valid driver’s license. We will do a back ground check and ask a ton...

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My husband and I are in need of someone to pick up and drop off our kids to school. School starts at 8:45 and ends at 3:45. They’re going to be attending a school in the buck town area and we’re preferably looking for a college student, (a responsible college student) or a person that’s looking to make some extra cash - with a car and valid driver’s license. We will do a back ground check and ask a ton of questions which I think is understandable for any parent seeking for anyone to care for the children. This has been my last resort to look for someone. If you or someone you know may be interested please email me.

Thank you.

  • Milli 3 year Logan Square resident

    If this doesn't work, try Sitter City. I've has great results with it. My last nanny position yielded thirty applicants within forty eight hours.

6 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Inexpensive hair colorist suggestions?

Hi neighbors,

I'm pretty new to the area. My hair is in desperate need of hair color retouching.

Wondering if any of you know of an experienced hair colorist who doesn't charge an arm and a leg for some simple bleach/tone/color service but who would also be able to help maintain the integrity of my hair.

My grown out roots need your help. Thanks in advance!

  • Kerri H chicagosinglesclub.com record label in LoganSquare

    I don't know if I would call bleach/time simple but when I was platinum blonde I remember Valter from Barbara & Barbara doing a good job. That's at Diversey near Sacramento. If you're really broke and brave, you can find those services occasionally on salonapprentice.com for free or cheap usually downtown. I never had a bad experience, but it takes way longer...

  • That's a great website and exactly what i needed! Thank you so much Kerri!
    Of course if anyone else has personal recommendations I'd love more options!

3 days ago

Updated 3 hours ago

  • Tom G Living in Avondale since 1994

    When Jim Mitchell said, 'It's a developer's first shot across the bow, clearly designed to maximize the draw for high-value, national tenants," he was right. I've done this dance with developers a few times before and they'll compromise to come closer to "community" demands. But they do have a bottom...

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    When Jim Mitchell said, 'It's a developer's first shot across the bow, clearly designed to maximize the draw for high-value, national tenants," he was right. I've done this dance with developers a few times before and they'll compromise to come closer to "community" demands. But they do have a bottom line and odds are the alderman knows what it is. If you're really concerned what happens, you've got to organize a coherent group and have a stick and a carrot. The stick is usually bad publicity for the alderman and the carrot a hearty handshake. If Colon is stepping down, though, you need to pose a threat to his obvious successors who he might owe a favor and get them to endorse your development agenda (whatever that may be) publicly. But if all you care about is having your property values go up and having a few nice stores, save yourself the work. Logan Square is already on the hipster trajectory to gentrification and bound to be the next Buck Town or Lincoln Square. The question is, who do you love? Right now I'm on my knees praying that Avondale doesn't become hip and I'm glad that Hot Doug's is closing.

  • This is no longer part of Colon's ward.

    One article (can't recall if it was DNAinfo.com or the Curbed.com article) did specifically name Waguespack as seeking community input.

    Yes, Waguespack is quoted in the DNAinfo.com story:
    http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20140624/logan-square/logan-squares-megamall-listed-for-sale

    “I've indicated to all potential buyers that a grocery store that can handle...

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    This is no longer part of Colon's ward.

    One article (can't recall if it was DNAinfo.com or the Curbed.com article) did specifically name Waguespack as seeking community input.

    Yes, Waguespack is quoted in the DNAinfo.com story:
    http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20140624/logan-square/logan-squares-megamall-listed-for-sale

    “I've indicated to all potential buyers that a grocery store that can handle the narrow site is what we would push for on the site. It's hard to tell who will get the contract,” Waguespack said, echoing many resident complaints that the bustling neighborhood is lacking a conveniently located grocery store.

    According to Paul Sajovek, Waguespack's chief of staff, developers at Terraco Real Estate Development & Management said they have a contract option to purchase the site and have issued preliminary concept plans to the alderman's office. Terraco manages a Trader Joe's in Evanston along with more than 100 other large lot markets.

    Community meetings on the site's future will begin when the sale and a further preliminary plans are established, Sajovek said.

Mar 20

Updated 4 hours ago

Lyndale and Drake Lot!

Hello Every Blockers! There is a plot of land on the corner of Lyndale and Drake and we want to take a poll to figure out if we should implement a community garden and/or a playground. I am working towards opening this lot to the community, I'd love some feedback on how we could best utilize this land. We don't want to see another year go by and not have access to this great space! We want to take responsibility for our community and keep Logan Square beautiful and provide a safe place for our families. If you have any questions or feedback please email me: laclaguardia@yahoo.com. Thanks! Happy Spring!

2 days ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Logan square eagle monument

Does anyone know who takes care of the park around the eagle monument in logan square. I recently moved back to logan square and this past Saturday i took my kids for a walk around the eagle monument and found teenagers smoking weed and a lot of bums around the park area around the eagle monument.
it's sad to see a beautiful area go to waste when it can be taken care of for the residents of logan square to enjoy.
Please help by passing the word out so that the area around the eagle can be cleaned and taken care of so our children and enjoy it.

  • Arnie are you sure you grew up in Logan Square? My parents moved from there before I was born but lived there with my two older brothers for many years in the late 70s and early-mid 80s. The clean-cut image you're portraying of the area back in the day is...

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    Arnie are you sure you grew up in Logan Square? My parents moved from there before I was born but lived there with my two older brothers for many years in the late 70s and early-mid 80s. The clean-cut image you're portraying of the area back in the day is NOT accurate. My mom has a lot of stories of getting harassed by people by the eagle monument, which they lived right around the corner from (next to a dive bar that is now a very trendy restaurant). My brothers' toys and bikes were stolen numerous times, and the area looked much grittier (more liquor stores and bars as opposed to trendy restaurants, cafés, and grooming shops. In fact the shady dive bar they used to live next to is now an expensive, trendy restaurant). I never experienced those things living in LS in recent times.

    Logan Square and Milwaukee Ave. are clearly much more gentrified now, and with that comes a lot of the clean-up that you seem to have reversed. While less crime is good for the whole neighborhood, including long-time and new residents.. cleaning it up and policing it to the point where it seems like a soulless suburb is not cool. That has already been happening in Logan Square and you are trying to speed up the process. That attitude, and not the kids smoking weed or the winos chilling on the park benches, is what made me want to leave the area.

  • Deb R 60641 resident 40 + yrs.

    Arnie's memories sound suspect to me, as well. Unless he grew up there in the 60's like I did. Then Arnie's memories are much more like mine.

Aug 13

Updated 6 hours ago

Water Bill?

How much is your water bill? and how is your house?

  • They were out of rain barrels when we got our meter, we had a choice between the other 2.

  • Leonardo Giron one improvement at a time..

    Finally after three months, they just confirmed the install. So after Monday I'll be metered up. Question my bi annual water bill is due at the end of this month so do I get credit. ? I paid half already.

9 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

2 stolen bicycles in the last few weeks

Recently my son had his bike stolen from the California blue line, it was locked. He got a second used old bike and a new ulock and that was stolen last night. Any suggestions?

8 hours ago

Updated 8 hours ago

Stonework on the bottom part of building facades

Hi! Does anyone know what you call the stonework on the bottom part of building facades? A prime example is the new exterior on Cozy Corner. A lot of the new modern single family homes in the neighborhood have this stone on their front exterior too. I am looking to get something similar on my home but don't know what it's called or what kind of contractor to look for to do it. Any advice to head me in the right direction would be great! Thanks.

  • Melody Stanley Crafty/Techy Geek

    I would call it "stone facing" but the actual material can be stone or realistic looking faux stone.

  • Melody Stanley Crafty/Techy Geek

    With real stone you could go with a fixer mason, but there are also companies that specialize in stone facing.

Aug 05

Updated 9 hours ago

Room for rent

We are looking for a female roommate for our 3 bed 2 bath apartment on Palmer Blvd, three blocks from California stop. $625 a month.

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10 hours ago

Lose a bicycle wheel?

A bicycle wheel turned up in my yard yesterday. It doesn't belong to anyone who lives in my building. Did anyone have a bicycle wheel stolen recently? It has a few pretty distinctive characteristics, so let me know what it looks like if you think it's yours. I live near the intersection of Sacramento and Fullerton.

13 hours ago

Over Night Blue Line Construction

Our bedroom face the Western Blue Line stop. We are used to sleeping through the standard train sounds, but last night, they began night construction and we were awake for the entire thing. Although loud, the actual machinery is tolerable. What kept us up was the intermittent sound of boards or something similar being thrown from the el into large metal dumpsters on the ground. Every time I dozed off for a second, BOOM! Anyone know how long this is supposed to last? Should they be throwing materials from the tracks? I am exhausted.

Jul 29

Updated 13 hours ago

Anyone have info about Paradise Garden?

There is a very nice looking garden at the corner of Drake and Lyndale that has a sign calling it Paradise Garden. There are many nice plants there as well as a gazebo and some benches. However, it has a fence surrounding it and I've never seen it unlocked in the year I've been living near it. Does anyone know the story behind this place? If anyone knows the owner, is there any chance it could be opened up some time for people in the area to visit and/or help maintain it?

44 hours ago

Updated 14 hours ago

In need of a dog walker/sitter?

If you need a dog walker or dog sitter i am the perfect person! Dogs are my passion i love all type of dogs anywhere as small as a chihuahua to as big as a massive bull dog i am available anytime i work with ur schedule im very flexible i reason with you im not about money im about the dogs.:) comment if your interested ill give u my number:D

  • Ashley Broughton logan square

    Btw im new to this so im not sure what all you can post. I love this app though. So please dont judge me. Thanks

  • Leigh CPS Teacher & Humboldt Park resident

    Ashley, I tried to message you, which I admit I have never done before so I could be doing it wrong, but it seems that I can't. If you could email me at nlcarlsen@cps.edu about setting up your rates and a plan, as I start school on Monday and would love to meet prior if this can work, I would appreciate it! Thank you! I look forward to hearing from you.

17 hours ago

Apr 29

Updated 21 hours ago

Milshire Hotel closing

From DNA info

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20140429/logan-square/milshire-hotel-residents-told-find-other-housing

LOGAN SQUARE — The Milshire Hotel, one of Chicago's few remaining single-room housing options for the troubled, will close next month, according to the building’s owner.

The residents have until May 31 to find new places to live.

“After over 43 years in the Logan Square area, I have decided to close the Milshire Hotel,” said a notice to each resident signed “Your Landlord/Friend, Art.”

“I wish you all well, and hope you find another place to live that you will be happy in.”

See article for the rest. I ran out of characters.

  • Robert Rohdenburg Affordable Housing Activist for ONE Northside

    Details just announced:

    Thanks for your feedback on our support for the Milshire Hotel action. Everyone who responded thought we should endorse and participate in the action, so we will! Details for the action:

    WHAT: Logan Square for All Rally

    WHEN: Thursday, August 21st. Meet at the ONE Northside office...

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    Details just announced:

    Thanks for your feedback on our support for the Milshire Hotel action. Everyone who responded thought we should endorse and participate in the action, so we will! Details for the action:

    WHAT: Logan Square for All Rally

    WHEN: Thursday, August 21st. Meet at the ONE Northside office at 5:00PM if that's convenient. The Rally starts at 6:00PM.

    WHERE: ONE Northside office is at 4648 N. Racine (meet there at 5:00) or if meeting in Logan Square is more convenient for you, meet at the Milshire at 2525 N. Milwaukee at 6:00.

    If you can make it, please RSVP here.

    As a reminder, this is the most recent example of SRO loss in our City, but it's not too late to save it as affordable housing because the developer who wants to buy it hasn't finalized any transaction. We will be there to support the preservation of the building as affordable housing and also to promote our work on the Chicago for All Ordinance and Coalition.

    Let me know if you have any questions and hope to see you soon!

    Mary Tarullo, Community Organizer-Housing
    773-769-3232 x15

    mtarullo@ onenorthside.org

  • Robert Rohdenburg Affordable Housing Activist for ONE Northside

    8/20/14 UPDATE:FROM:http://www.chicagotribune.com/redeye-milshire-hotel-residents-settle-with-management-20140820-story.html
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    Milshire Hotel residents settle with management

    Lenny Gilmore

    The tenants union of the Milshire Hotel SRO have come to a settlement requiring tenants to move out by Sept. 2 in exchange for a cash settlement.

    The tenants union of the Milshire Hotel...

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    8/20/14 UPDATE:FROM:http://www.chicagotribune.com/redeye-milshire-hotel-residents-settle-with-management-20140820-story.html
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    Milshire Hotel residents settle with management

    Lenny Gilmore

    The tenants union of the Milshire Hotel SRO have come to a settlement requiring tenants to move out by Sept. 2 in exchange for a cash settlement.

    The tenants union of the Milshire Hotel SRO have come to a settlement requiring tenants to move out by Sept. 2 in exchange for a cash settlement. (Lenny Gilmore)

    By Megan Crepeau, @crepeau, RedEye

    Residents of the beleaguered Milshire Hotel agreed Wednesday to move out by 5 p.m. Sept. 2 in exchange for $4,000 per unit and a promise that owners of the single-room occupancy building will not attempt to collect back rent.

    Tenants of the Milshire, 2525 N. Milwaukee Ave., have been tussling with management since April, when residents were notified of plans to sell the building and told to vacate. Some residents stayed and formed a tenants union, arguing that they had not been given proper eviction notices and that conditions at the building were so bad that making them leave would be a public hazard. About 18 residents remain in the building, said Tim Mahnke, Milshire tenant and president of the tenants union.

    An ordinance passed by the City Council last month prohibits the city from issuing permits for SRO redevelopment for six months or until updated SRO regulation is passed.

    In the meantime, if all goes according to plan, the Milshire will stand empty after Labor Day. But the Milshire saga isn't over—a rumored sale to controversial developer Mark Fishman still may be in the works, and the city has filed a legal complaint against the building for its extreme bed bug infestation.

May 05

Updated 22 hours ago

Dilapidated store fronts on Kedzie and Armitage?

Hi all. Does anyone know the story of the store fronts attached to the Walgreens on Kedzie and Armitage? There aren't any "for lease" signs, but it's a serious waste of space and I hate that they are just sitting there. Thanks for any info.

  • Anybody have contact info for the building's owner?

  • Hayek Not FDIC Insured | May lose value

    From what the guys at the video store said, the smoke shop is expanding AND a coffee shop is going in. My guess is that the smoke shop's inside (west) wall will extend all the way to the north wall so the coffee shop doesn't have to share an awkward entrance with it.

2 days ago

Updated 23 hours ago

Park District Class Recommendations?

Hi neighbors, I know that the park district fall class registration recently opened and I'm wondering if anyone has any recommendations for locations to enroll in good fitness (yoga/pliates) or arts (painting/drawing/pottery classes. I'm willing to travel to Irving Park, Indenpendence Park, Avondale, Portage Park, or Humboldt Park. Thanks in advance for your insights!

24 hours ago

2 days ago

Updated 29 hours ago

looking for some moving boxes

if anyone has moving boxes that they'd like to pass along, i'd be happy to pick up. located in Logan Square, so surrounding areas are preferable. thanks!

  • Loulu Me

    Check Craigslist for the boxes closest to you. People are ALWAYS giving them away on that site.

  • I noticed that my neighbor put a bunch of moving boxes out in the alley this morning. In the alley just East of Fairfield and South or LeMoyne. I can hold them in my garage for you if they're still there this evening.

  • Thanks, Kevin! Let me know and I'll swing by.

2 days ago

Updated 31 hours ago

Fire Department hiring

My husband and I just went to lunch at Van Phat and a Chicago Fireman was handing out brochures. They are looking to hire firefighters. The test dates are December 13th and 14th, and the deadline for sign up is September 16th
He said they give the test every ten years. The website is: www.cityofchicago.org/fire application.

  • Giving the test every ten years is ridiculous. Even if they don't think they need to give the test more often because they have armloads of applicants, the test should be given every year at least. It's organizational nepotism, just a slightly more subtle version than Chicago has been infamous for.

2 days ago

Updated 33 hours ago

TV & Internet Service for Logan Sq/West Bucktown

I am under contract for a townhouse in Logan Sq/West Bucktown, and I'm wondering what the best options are for TV and internet service... I've been in a highrise with exclusive deal with RCN for the past 12 years, so I have no idea what's out there servicing Chicago, what it costs and how the quality compares. Looking for mid-range services for both... don't need all 500 internet channels but want more than the basics. For internet, something like 20mbps...

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I am under contract for a townhouse in Logan Sq/West Bucktown, and I'm wondering what the best options are for TV and internet service... I've been in a highrise with exclusive deal with RCN for the past 12 years, so I have no idea what's out there servicing Chicago, what it costs and how the quality compares. Looking for mid-range services for both... don't need all 500 internet channels but want more than the basics. For internet, something like 20mbps service. There is some sort of dish on the roof of the townhouse I'm buying, but I forgot to check and see if it was Dish or Direct TV when I was there for the inspection. Does that even matter? Or will they provide free equipment? Thanks in advance for your advice!

  • I have had Comcast for both...not good internet would go down and the tech support was horrible! AT&T Internet has been good except they charged me a lot to fix a small issue with my apartments phone line. I have DirecTv mid-range package which has worked for me and my...

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    I have had Comcast for both...not good internet would go down and the tech support was horrible! AT&T Internet has been good except they charged me a lot to fix a small issue with my apartments phone line. I have DirecTv mid-range package which has worked for me and my family (wife amd two toddler daughters). They provide equipment and usually give you free NFL Sunday Ticket free for first year(if you are football fan might be a draw). Only complaints are service going out with really bad weather (maybe lasts for 5is mins), canceling Sunday Ticket is a hassle (have to wait until the start of the next year's season, like Aug., before you can do so) and the occasional sales calls (every 6-8 weeks). But theydo give a lot of free previews for extra channels so that is a nice bonus! Hope thay helps and welcome tothe neighborhood!

  • We got Uverse the moment it became available in LS several years ago (not kidding, we were the third install). No problems so far.

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3 days ago

Updated 47 hours ago

Monument concert / events

Hello,

Does anyone know of a calendar that has the square (centennial monument) concert / gathering events? I walked by yesterday afternoon and there was a dj / dance hapening but I didnt stop as I was running late for a movie. I also missed a concert of a band I like there a few weeks ago, as I didnt see anything about it till the day after it happened. Does anyone have any more info on these / a calendar / etc

Thanks

  • I vaguely remember someone asking something similar this summer and someone else responded with a post that the woman who organized the events moved so now it's a bit ad hoc. I didn't even see stuff listed on the LS Chamber of Commerce calendar.

  • Varagona Music Teacher & Lanlord

    I think the Elastic Arts Foundation does some things there... Check out their website.

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Two Guitars Stolen out of a tan chevy venture minivan late last thursday night, fri. morning!

A white epiphone thunderbird serial number 13032307971

and a.....

gibson sg 90 junior w/ steinberger bridge, 1988. No serial number..

they were stolen out of my 2000 chevy venture minivan, color tan, late last thursday night, fri. morning, on Palmer and Kedzie, the west side of Palmer Square. PLEASE HELP! I'll be posting signs tomorrow in the neighborhood... thank you so much for anything.

  • RubyRed Dancer, Drummer, Cyclist

    That sucks. In your outreach to shops and resellers I'd reach out to the shop at Music Garage as well. Best of luck.

  • Josh Vaughn Musician

    Thanks Ruby!

    I'm calling them, plus some pawn shops around the city!! My band plays at emporium August 28th, I need them for the show. Thanks again for the advice.

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

New residential development at Western & Cortland

Does anyone have any information on the new 4-story residential building proposed for the northwest corner of Western & Cortland?

2 days ago

Now THAT was thunder!!!

:-/

May 08

Updated 2 days ago

Carmenza’s Day Care opening a second location in Logan Square — right behind Haas Park

Parents always seem to be looking for good daycare options, and Carmenza’s Day Care is *terrific*. Their new second location is great, as it’s right behind Haas Park — on the 2400 block of Washtenaw. I don’t want to post their phone number in a public forum, but feel free to message me if you want their contact info.

  • Seth Logan Square resident for 13+ years

    Hi, Ben. I just sent you an email with Carmenza and Fercho's contact information. Don't hesitate to email or call me if I can help with anything.

  • I can also vouch for Carmenza's if you need a reference. My daughter is on her last week there (been there since 3 months old) and now my 3 month old son goes there as well. Bittersweet!

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Turn table & speaker repair

Hi! I'm looking for a recommendation for turn table /speaker repair. I have an old 70's portable all-in-one that needs some work.

Any suggestions would be a big help.
Thanks!

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3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Looking for a licensed and bonded residential contractor

Looking to replace and/or restore a deck/porch. Must be able to retrieve permits and blue prints. If interested, please respond with your contact information.

  • pha que this will appear next to all of your posts

    i use triangle remodeling. they are solid! 773-744-9130

  • Vince L Logan Square/Chicago Realtor & Appraiser

    Call Stan at RZ Services (773) 716-6429

  • My neighbor just used 'Mr. Porch'..dumpster and a beautiful job..

2 days ago

3 days ago

Logan Square Shooting Victim Was 'Polite Kid,' Mother Says of Dead Son

Damian Rodriguez, 21, and Jason Seballos, 16, were killed, and Rocco Rodriguez, 18, was wounded in a shooting in the 2300 block of North Springfield Avenue before midnight Saturday, authorities said.

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"He put in a lot of work, the whole day he was fixing it," said Damian's mother, Patricia Rodriguez, as she stood in front of her mother's home in the 2300 block of North Keeler Avenue.

Aug 05

Updated 3 days ago

Barber shop recommendation in Logan Square

I need to get my ears lowered. I'm just back to Logan Square after a 5-year absence, and need a new barber.

I'm looking for a spot with walk-ins and not more than $20 pre-tip. Willing to wait for a chair in exchange for attention to detail.

Where do you go?

  • Kevin_M Logan Square resident since 2007

    Joe's on Fullerton is consistently voted best barber shop in the entire city (according to the Reader). The runner up for two years running is Pete's on Elston. I go back and forth to both. You will get a great haircut at either one, but sometimes the wait gets ridiculous - especially at Pete's. But Pete is a good guy - he offers you a Hamm's on the house, and will even call you when you're on deck if you choose to run some errands before they get to you.

  • Paul Smith EveryBlock co-founder. Logan Square resident.

    I wound up going to Yohel's on Fullerton & Mozart, got a solid trim, didn't wait long, $15 + tip.

3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Show Logan Square Schools Some love by giving some of your time

It's a fun way to give back to the neighborhood. Just 2 hours of your time gets you a drink ticket, a t-shirt, and that warm fuzzy feeling that you did something good for the kids.

The proceeds from the Remix Festival help Friends of Goethe School.

Sign up and get to know your neighbors and have fun. It's easy.

Sunday August 31st is our area of most need. Ask a friend to volunteer with you !

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

  • Thanks for the notification Elise! It was very easy to signup. Glad to help out fellow educators.

Aug 14

Updated 3 days ago

Looking for a fantasy football draft spot

Hey guys, I'm looking a spot to hold a fantasy football draft party, specifically a sports bar with wifi. Any suggestions out there?

  • AIF

    Humblebar (North and Whipple) does have wifi and thank you for the recommendation, Chicago Grey! We would be happy to host your fantasy football party! Contact humblebar312@gmail.com if interested.

  • Thanks you guys! I received such a large response to this post and others like it that I decided to publish a piece on the best spots to hold fantasy football draft parties in the city. Check it out: chicago.viewsmix.com/2014/08/18/fantasy-football-draft-party-chicago

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Haircolor models needed tomorrow!

Hey neighbors!
I work as an apprentice at a salon called Art+Science on Milwaukee Ave.
I'm looking for models who would like to do one color all over (no foiling).
Great for refreshing faded ends or correcting tone.
The appointments are this Monday at 1 and 3pm.
The cost is only $10
Please email me at HeatherEckardt@gmail.com if you are interested!

6 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Vitame v Logan Square!

Lucie Kutrova, Vy ste z Ceskej Republiky? Mam Cechov velmi rada, a vitam! Srdecny pozdrav ode mna (Maz).

  • We've held a couple of Chicago Beer Society tasting dinners as Klas. Its an interesting place, and easy to get to on public transportation, you just ride the Pink Line to the end and walk a couple blocks west.

    I'd love to hear you play! I took accordion lessons for a few years in my childhood, and am trying to re-learn this somewhat difficult instrument in my retirement.

  • Maz ethnic/cabaret accordionist, bungalow owner

    Thanks Brad! I am planning to play from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 30, but it's best to check with the restaurant to confirm. Their number is 708.652.0795. They usually get my schedule a couple weeks in advance. However, as I mentioned above, Oktoberfest will be starting soon and I'll be busy playing in a German band. Then I'll be back at Klas in November.

Aug 13

Updated 3 days ago

Trying to find a cleaning person, not a service

I've had some very bad experiences with services - mostly because of inconsistency. One week it is perfect with one person, the next barely worth paying for when a different person is sent. I'd like to find one person - not a service - who can come every other week. Does anyone have a recommendation? Thanks!

  • PetParent Founder of Pets Are Like Family

    I pay mine $75 per visit. She is there for 3 hours and just cleans the living room, dining room, kitchen and bathroom. I do the rest myself. We usually work in tandem. She only comes about once every other month, when I'm going to have company.

  • Nora Doherty Bucktown mom & real estate tax attorney

    A lot of the best cleaning ladies went back to Poland a few years ago. I still have one, though. She has been with me for 9 years and her name is Grace. She hates dirt. Let me know if you want her number. I pay her $120 for a duplex in Bucktown. It's about $20 per hour. She mostly just washes the sheets.

6 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Thank You Ald. Colon for Pawn Shop Selling Stolen Goods

As you face your DUI hearing today, I want to extend my insincere thanks for pushing the EZ Pawn shop on Fullerton on the community over the vocal objections of community members. One of the objections was that thieves would be able to sell stolen goods, and that's just what is happening.

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2014/08/13/2-investigators-bike-theft-victims-band-together-online/

P.S. Ald. Moreno also approved an EZ Pawn shop against the wishes of the community.

3 days ago

Looking for a licensed and bonded residential contract

Need a deck replaced or restored. Will need to retrieve permits and blue prints. If interested, please respond with the best way to you.

3 days ago

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3 days ago

7 dead, 29 injured in Chicago weekend shootings

...shooting Saturday night in Logan Square.The three people were in a vehicle in the 2300 block of North Springfield at 11:45 p.m. when someone walked up and opened fire, police said. The...

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...shooting in Roseland late Sunday.The shooting happened about 9:55 p.m. in the 400 block of West 104th Street, police said. A 37-year-old man and a 29-year-old woman were dead...

...Park neighborhood on the West Side.Police found 26-year-old Kardeon Glover, of the 4100 block of West Grenshaw, with a gunshot wound to the head on the sidewalk in the 900 block of...

...of West Grenshaw, with a gunshot wound to the head on the sidewalk in the 900 block of North Karlov about 1:15 a.m., authorities said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where...

...Shore neighborhood about 1:30 a.m. Monday.The 29-year-old was in the 2000 block of East 71st Street when someone walked up, announced a robbery and shot the man in the left armpit...

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