7 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Code 0964100G Violation

Just got a ticket in violation of code 0964100G STOP SIGN OR TRAFFIC SIGNAL which, after further research, is for parking too close to a stop sign. Apparently the code states you have to be 30 FEET from a stop sign or traffic signal, however, I can't actually find the code. I plan on attempting to contest it. This just seems like some BS way of creating revenue, especially when there are no signs posted or markings on the curb...

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Just got a ticket in violation of code 0964100G STOP SIGN OR TRAFFIC SIGNAL which, after further research, is for parking too close to a stop sign. Apparently the code states you have to be 30 FEET from a stop sign or traffic signal, however, I can't actually find the code. I plan on attempting to contest it. This just seems like some BS way of creating revenue, especially when there are no signs posted or markings on the curb and there are and have been several cars parked just as close to the stop sign or in the same exact spot for years, and I've never seen a car ticketed ONCE. I'm mad. Anyone have any suggestions for anything I can do to be productive? Otherwise, I will just stew in my anger and out $60. This was at the stop sign at Spaulding and Schubert, near the blue line.

  • Ramona Z. homeowner in Logan Square

    The rule can be found in the Rules Of The Road. Everyone licensed in Illinois should have read it so I'm guessing protesting the ticket won't work. Everyone that parks within 30 feet of a stop sign can be ticketed so basically if you don't get a ticket, consider yourself lucky.

  • East side of the street, north of the alley, but south of the stop sign? if that's where you were parked, I've seen ticketed cars there often. that's not a legal parking space.

15 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Banfield Noooo!

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

  • Love Animal Ark on Kedzie. I've also heard Logan Vet on Milwaukee looks not wonderful, but is very reasonably priced and the doctor is nice (even though people on the yelp page complain about his accent-- I've heard good thing). Maybe not flashy, but good for shots and checkup stuff!

  • Ramona Z. homeowner in Logan Square

    Animal Ark is good, Logan Square animal hospital not so good, I have had more than one bad experience there and they have bad reviews on the web. I would say they are ok for shots and other minor things but don't go there if it's serious or if the dog needs surgery. Animal Ark is about the same in price as others in the area but cheaper than chain vet clinics.

30 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Motorcycle/Scooter parking downtown

I was wondering if anyone has any experience with parking a motorcycle or scooter downtown? I was planning to approach a couple of the garages around my office, or ask building management about the loading dock area. If anyone has any experience I would love to know.

  • Brian F Long time resident of chicago

    Bikes don't need a permit. Find a permit street and just park.

  • I'd be very weary about your bike getting stolen if you're street parking it anywhere in this city.

  • Emilie 5-year West Bucktowner

    Try the CurbNinja app.

6 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Straw/Hay

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

  • There's a pet shop/farm supply on the north side of Belmont, east of Kedzie. They sell straw in huge bushels for @ $12.

Jan 23

Updated 5 hours ago

Construction "site" at 3060 W Armitage Ave

I live in the building there and the dump and mess that has been left from construction for the bank on the other corner of the street is insane. Anyone on here work for the city? I am positive they do not have permits and have no right to be using the extra land as a place to store their junk. I'm tired of the noise and tired of looking at it! Something has got to be done. That, on top of the graffiti all over the place, is driving me nuts!

  • Any word? Construction still happening. S#it pit is still there. Now our building shakes, it looks like they are going to build something next to us now. Oh joy, more noise.

  • PR

    They had a permit last year to build a building identical to yours on that site. I assume that's what they are starting. Lets hope it doesn't drag on for two years like the construction at the other end of the block.

12 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Question for the Group

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

  • Everyblock don'ts

    "Advertisement - Don’t post advertisements or solicitations. (For example: “Stop by Joe’s Car Wash for 50 percent off tomorrow!” or “Check out my apartment for rent. It’s only $800 per month.”) However, you may share information that would be considered beneficial and of interest to the community, such as community events, concerts, activities or new businesses opening in the neighborhood."

  • Swiffer Green Girl

    I have a whole tackle box full of vintage lures my Grandfather used when he was growing up, i.e. Heddon, Pflueger, etc....some very unique designs and shapes as well. i.e. bumble bee, mouse, small lures from the Popper company?

12 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Burglary aware

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

  • Flora168 tierd of crime

    I have these photos from my security cameras
    Cops are aware already i tryed putting more photos but the post didnt let me

  • Bald with a ponytail? Jesse Ventura was right. He really is under surveillance.

13 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

College Fund

my daughter is super creative and looking for someone to carry her line of earrings, she is a freshmen at DU and wants to do some summer classes she does the earring in her spear time send me message and I will send you pics or if you know of somewhere we should try let me know

3 days ago

Updated 7 hours ago

Please do not litter signs

Hello, I'm new to this site. I signed up because I appreciate the updates from folks in the area. I'm in the triangle bordered by Milwaukee, California and Armitage.

Does anyone here want to see our Alderman put up signs on existing poles that say "Respect Our Community, Do Not Litter" ? I saw these signs in Andersonville when I lived there and I believe they actually helped. Right now, I'm not sure the folks here are aware of the...

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Hello, I'm new to this site. I signed up because I appreciate the updates from folks in the area. I'm in the triangle bordered by Milwaukee, California and Armitage.

Does anyone here want to see our Alderman put up signs on existing poles that say "Respect Our Community, Do Not Litter" ? I saw these signs in Andersonville when I lived there and I believe they actually helped. Right now, I'm not sure the folks here are aware of the benefits of not dropping their trash on the street or in front of their houses.

Also, the Chase grammar school should start a no litter campaign in their early grades. It just takes a guest speaker to come out for 40 minutes once a year. That's how I learned not to litter back in the 70's. Since then, the awareness seems to have dropped off.

I'd love to here if anyone has discussed or thought about solving the litter problem in this area.

  • As an parent of a student at Chase school. I can say that they have a great anti litter program. There are several garbage cans outside the main entrance and surrounding the school that are emptied on a daily basis. The students are reminded not to litter on a daily basis and they have a clean up days.

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Great to hear!

36 hours ago

Updated 7 hours ago

WBMX - Chicago's Best, MORE MUSIC

I don't know if a porch was removed or a building obstructing this was taken down, but this is a cool view along 90/94 just below Fullerton.

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

    I still miss WMET!

  • How about WGLD from the Oak Park Arms.. which was the same frequency before it became WBMX...both at 102.7.....

30 hours ago

Updated 10 hours ago

A peek inside Masada?

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

  • I'm not particularly interested in how fabulous the decor would be. And yes I agree Scott the front has been an eyesore for years. What counts for me in a restaurant is how good is the food?… bells and whistles are not necessary in an environment where food should be the forte.

  • Jon

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

13 hours ago

Updated 12 hours ago

A tour inside Masada

Yesterday, on my way out for the evening, I saw the front door to Masada open. I posted a pic of it here. A few hours later, on my way home, my girlfriend and I saw the door was still open. We were staring inside a little, and the owner (Shadi), saw us and invited us in. He was very laid back, and very hospitable. Over Jameson, he talked to us about Sultan's, the progress at Masada, and the impending...

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Yesterday, on my way out for the evening, I saw the front door to Masada open. I posted a pic of it here. A few hours later, on my way home, my girlfriend and I saw the door was still open. We were staring inside a little, and the owner (Shadi), saw us and invited us in. He was very laid back, and very hospitable. Over Jameson, he talked to us about Sultan's, the progress at Masada, and the impending opening.

The interior is big, and it looks great. I was impressed with the level of detail of every aspect. Shadi and his mother, who was also there, were very polite. They allowed me to take a few pics inside, including a menu written out on a dry erase board.

The place looks great, and just about ready to open. Even the kitchen was set up. The menu looked pretty great also. I'll post a few pics here for you guys to check out.

Feb 25

Updated 16 hours ago

Interested in 'red wiggler' worm bins in the spring?

OK, I'll admit that the warmer weather got me thinking 'gardening' mode... I had to 'make and take' a red wiggler bin to get full credit for Master Composter degree and the winter had them 'especially happy' in the basement so I have two huge bins ready to share. You need a plastic tub with lid that has 1/4 inch holes punched in top for air and then we tear up newspaper, throw in a little garden dirt, wet so...

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OK, I'll admit that the warmer weather got me thinking 'gardening' mode... I had to 'make and take' a red wiggler bin to get full credit for Master Composter degree and the winter had them 'especially happy' in the basement so I have two huge bins ready to share. You need a plastic tub with lid that has 1/4 inch holes punched in top for air and then we tear up newspaper, throw in a little garden dirt, wet so it is like a 'rung out sponge', and put in the worms. They eat 'left over' lettuce, coffee grounds, etc (except onions, peppers, citrus). Easy VERY EASY to care for in basement or garage (some people keep them under the sink..no smell)
This is the best 'soil' you will find and excellent for seedlings. You separate the worms from the 'soil' (I can tell you how) and use the soil in your garden, house plants, etc. YOU MUST NOT put the worms in composters or soil outside as they are not native and they eat constantly and will eat all the surface plants.
If you are interested, please let me know and it will be another reason for spring to come quickly!@

  • I'd love a second chance. I'll send you a,message Wednesday or Thursday when I have a better idea of my schedule.

  • Catherine Krasner New neighbor

    Thanks to Kitty for the worms yesterday! I have happy new apartment mates for Earth Day :)

17 hours ago

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41 hours ago

Updated 18 hours ago

Johnny's Grill in Logan Square closing?

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

  • Rick Stoneham Logan resident since 1984

    Ha I remember when they were open 24 hours for fear of break ins If they weren't there. Plenty of crack houses on Kedzie then:)

  • Nelson R. Resident since 1984

    Oh my God! We had better give Mark Fishman more tax dollars to buy Johnny's! Quick, call the alderman!

38 hours ago

Updated 20 hours ago

Endless Winter Chicago 2013-2014

This graffiti art (see photo) posted on Milwaukee Ave cheered me up during the polar vortex.

  • That one gave me a giggle, too. Laughter is good medicine...

  • Jerry Cargill Photographer, Teacher, Live on Milwaukee Ave.

    Great graphic. Saw one posted on my building. Would like to have one.

Mar 15 2012

Updated 26 hours ago

Logan Theater and TIF Money?

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

  • Interesting how these year old posts get revived!

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

Apr 14

Updated 28 hours ago

1 toddler opening available mid may

hi everyone! we are currently looking to fill 1 toddler spot in our in home nursery in logan square. we are also doing interviews/tours for 2 infant spots that will be available in the fall! if interested reply or text 7738175923. thanks!

  • les petits amis nursery logan square les petits nursery logan square

    Stephanie-pls post ur email so I can add u to our site n u can browse more info. I am available for a tour on thur at 530, otherwise the following week tue-thur

  • Thanks for getting back to me. You can reach me at tsakeris@gmail.com. I look forward to hearing from you.

5 days ago

Updated 29 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?

  • 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.

  • Veronika Fashion Designer,Gallery Owner,Web Designer, Muse

    Tried the one one of North and Pulaski today and it did a decent job. Thanks everyone for the input!

Mar 09

Updated 30 hours ago

Red Lion Pub on Armitage

Did anyone read the health inspection about the restaurant on 2900 W. Armitage? It is nice to read about new places. This was a new one for me.

  • True, kslatte, I shouldn't prejudge. Looking forward to seeing what they have to offer. If anyone hasn't been to Table Donkey Stick down the street, I would highly recommend it. On Monday nights, they have a special $5 menu to let you sample some of their great flavors. And they just rehabbed the front to include a very cool bar space. Excellent on a winter night like tonight (ok...just feels like winter)

  • Saw they spent some time over the weekend painting the brick facade...and they've added some wood framed new windows along the front.

Mar 20

Updated 31 hours ago

City of Chicago/Integrys Electric Aggregation Program- Opt Out: Y or N?

Hey folks. I received a letter today about being auto-enrolled in this electricity aggregation program between the City and Integrys effective 3/31 unless I opt out. Before I make a knee-jerk decision, has anyone performed any research to determine if this is a good deal for us homeowners? I know I can leave the program at any time w/o any fees, but I'm certainly not just going to take only the word of these clowns. Thoughts?

35 hours ago

Insane Gas Bills? Local Nonprofit Can Help

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

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

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

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

What building owners can expect:
• Free energy assessment valued at $400-$600
• No-cost assessment report and work scope proposal
• The best financial package available (we do all the leg- and paper-work for you for free)
• Construction oversight and quality assurance at no cost

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

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

2 days ago

Updated 36 hours ago

Looking for a 1 (or 2) bedroom near Blue Line

You know you are getting desperate when you view M. Fishman properties...what a sad day.
I am looking for a 1-2 bed in Logan in a relatively good location (under $1,300) that allows dogs (although I have found that many places that accept cats with make an exception for my 3 legged pup). Any suggestions? The amount of times I have hit refresh on the craigslist page today is unhealthy. If anyone has a lead on something opening up in a good building for May 1st, I would be extremely grateful!

  • Sorry, it's Domu not Domo.

  • There is an apartment down the block from me at 2728 n Albany for rent not sure of the price and another at the corner of Albany & Schubert not sure of the price of that one either. Both 2 blocks from train and on a great street as well

2 days ago

Updated 36 hours ago

Hit and Run on Logan Blvd and Sacramento?

At about 10:20 tonight, I heard a car screech to a halt and someone screaming. When I ran to see what had happened, I saw an injured man being loaded into an SUV which proceeded to speed off south on Sacramento. Several police cars followed. Anyone know what happened?

  • Hayek Not FDIC Insured | May lose value

    I'm confused... that doesn't sound like a hit and run at all.

    It's either the driver who hit the man doing the right thing and rendering assistance (depending on the injury) or a kidnapping, Bourne Ultimatum style.

  • Right. It didn't appear that the person loading the victim into the SUV was trying to render assistance. It appeared that his main interest was trying to leave the scene with the victim ASAP. My husband believed it was a kidnapping, but it didn't appear that way to me, either. It was bizarre and unsettling, which is why I'm wondering if anyone out there can fill in the gaps.

Apr 09

Updated 37 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.

  • nearthehighway i live in Logan Square

    did you call cops?

  • Hey Michael P. Keane,
    I was the person walking the dogs when the attack happened. If you have an issue with the veracity of the story I would be happy to meet with you off line and discuss it. I could show you the wound in the side of our...

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    Hey Michael P. Keane,
    I was the person walking the dogs when the attack happened. If you have an issue with the veracity of the story I would be happy to meet with you off line and discuss it. I could show you the wound in the side of our greyhound.

    I filed a police report and have spoken to animal control. I was very pleasantly surprised by the quick response we received from them. It was a very positive experience.

    Also I would like to also give a shout out to pit bulls as a breed. They are sweet animals and don't deserve the rep.

41 hours ago

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4 days ago

Updated 2 days 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.

2 days ago

Lost Wallet

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

Please let me know if you've found it.

4 days ago

Updated 2 days 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!

  • Feel free to PM me for the contact info of the woman who we work with.

  • Tracy Blegen Bartels Super Cute Tracy

    Grace, are you hiring at all? I have a friend with lots of experience cleaning buildings downtown and private homes. she had a baby a couple years ago, but is ready to get back into the work force. she has her own truck and is ready to go. :)

5 days ago

Updated 2 days 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?

  • RT Here

    Red June on Leavitt.

  • Ipsento is good, although not very quick if you are in a rush to get to work. I would actually suggest getting an aeropress for about $25 and your favorite beans. I started using one of them about 2 years ago and it is so convenient and makes such an...

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    Ipsento is good, although not very quick if you are in a rush to get to work. I would actually suggest getting an aeropress for about $25 and your favorite beans. I started using one of them about 2 years ago and it is so convenient and makes such an amazing cup of coffee that I actually don't want to go pay money for someone to make me some. Plus, it is absolutely the best device for making iced coffee if you like that! I know this isn't a coffee shop suggestion but had to throw it out there as someone who used to always go buy coffee at shops before I got my aeropress. Ipsento actually sells them or you can get it ok Amazon.

2 days ago

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5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Red light camera, diversy and California

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

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

I want to contest not sure if I have any chance

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

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

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

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

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Tuckpointing need for 1906 built 2-flat building

I went back in the archives (2011/2012?) and there was just a thread in March, but in reading it I think my 2-flat needs more work then that. Recommendations please? (Thanks!)

  • I love Marion restoration. They've worked on my 100 year old home's brick...and do a wonderful job.

  • I found a good guy who did ours for a fair price. He's going to be coming back to our block to do more in a week. pm me for details

  • DL Police officer

    Lupo Masonry is highly recommended. They are from the area and have been in business since 1951. They do a lot of work in the area and are very professional 773 501 6930

4 days ago

Updated 2 days 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!

  • Target has them, and cheap.

  • Albany Bark Mel give 'em Hell!

    You can get cheap hot sauce at Tony's, Franks starts at $1 and is great on pizza.

4 days ago

Updated 3 days 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

3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Bridge on the move today!

The Ashland Bridge at Bloomingdale, making the move to Western today. What a site to see rolling down North Ave....

  • Awesome awesome way way cool I got there @ the start 5:a.m. walked to destination met you finally (Bart) my pleasure. I was dressed warm but standing in the shade for hours took it`s toll, I had to go warm up my feathers in the sun somewhere missed the final 100 ton ( 200,000 lbs) "heave -ho" What an incredible sight tho

  • Veronika Fashion Designer,Gallery Owner,Web Designer, Muse

    that's pretty awesome

Apr 15

Updated 3 days 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.

  • Eye Candy Optics on Division has always been very helpful

  • Kay of East Village like a good neighbor.....

    As someone who wears contacts and glasses I hate the regulation that you have to get an eye exam once a year. My vision has not changed as an adult. But to get contacts and now even eye glasses you have to have a prescription once a year. That is just costly and time consuming for something I don't really have a need for. Anyone else find this to be the case?

3 days ago

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5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Babysitter/nanny recommendations

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

  • Emilie 5-year West Bucktowner

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

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

4 days ago

Updated 4 days 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 :(

Apr 15

Updated 4 days 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!

Mar 04

Updated 4 days 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.

Apr 10

Updated 4 days 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.

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

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

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

Mar 25

Updated 4 days 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

4 days ago

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5 days ago

Updated 4 days 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

Apr 14

Updated 5 days 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!

6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • I was thinking baggy shorts & $175 sandals.

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

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