40 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Good coffee shop near Palmer Circle?

Looking for a good coffee shop near Palmer Circle. Anyone know of a place where you can sit for an hour or two on a laptop, order a cup of coffee and not get the evil eyeball from the wait staff?

5 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Fireworks or gunshots?

Anybody just hear the popping by Kedzie and Sawyer? Just not sure if it was fireworks or gunshots. Seemed like there was some yelling too.

41 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Follow Up to Provenance Food & Wine debate

This is why i firmly believe politics and private business needs to remain separate. I have been following this situation closely. As a longtime resident I wasn't overly thrilled a bar was replacing provenance. We need locally sourced retail in our neighborhood, as this helps grow the core of what we are all about. I have shopped and supported provenance for over 6 years and was very upset they were leaving their space. I attended a community meeting a few...

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This is why i firmly believe politics and private business needs to remain separate. I have been following this situation closely. As a longtime resident I wasn't overly thrilled a bar was replacing provenance. We need locally sourced retail in our neighborhood, as this helps grow the core of what we are all about. I have shopped and supported provenance for over 6 years and was very upset they were leaving their space. I attended a community meeting a few weeks back and was completely surprised by what I heard. Most importantly, these were 3 local residents I.e. small business owners. They planned to keep a retail component w/ their business model, adding produce also & plans to expand to a full on wine/packaged goods & retail component in the building. This wasn't just a bar as what I read on here and provenances FB page. I was very disappointed to find out though that provenance, who started this campaign to stay in the spot via reaching out to the alderman, is now playing dirty pool.

The owners of provenance have quietly spread the word they may be staying. It appears they are threatening to remain in the space unless they are compensated by the building owner in an effort to block the new owners from buying the building. Was this the advice of the alderman interactions? To play the role of poor me then threaten to squat to block a sell of the building? Did the building owner or new owner do something illegal here by giving them 60 days notice to vacate after not agreeing to extend their lease per Provenances FB page? If this is true, Shame on you Provenance for rallying support of our neighborhood, then trying to extort payment because apparently it's only your right to do business in the space.

Signed,
a very disappointed FORMER customer.

  • Not 2 wine stores L2BYN; the same one. Provenance. We do visit a lot. From picking up wine for us, to wine for gifts, to random purchases when we visited to pick up our meat share in the winter. That's what being a real (as opposed to an empty profile...

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    Not 2 wine stores L2BYN; the same one. Provenance. We do visit a lot. From picking up wine for us, to wine for gifts, to random purchases when we visited to pick up our meat share in the winter. That's what being a real (as opposed to an empty profile started a few days ago when you decided to start these rumors) customer means. After you get done filling out your profileS, you can let your "friend" know that nada of that revenue stream will be coming their way. Strictly because of you, and only you. Keep up the good work L2BYN. :)

  • Susan S. resident

    @James R. Conley - I see that ONE person other than @Like2beyourneighbor joined Aug. 30 and has given thanks exactly ONE time as I write this. The rest of those commenting and thanking signed up between March 2011 and April 2014.

8 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Found - Black Trek

Found a nice, totally unlocked Trek bike leaning against a tree that we suspect was stolen. If you think it may be yours please reply with identifying details.

6 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Studios and One Bedrooms in Logan?

I am looking to move to a new apartment sometime in October, and I know it is a long shot to find an affordable studio or one bedroom in Chicago, let alone in Logan Square, but if anyone has any leads (management companies, units, specific apartments) that would be so lovely!

I really want to stay in this neighborhood, but miss living in a tiny little studio.

  • It is actually very realistic. Get you most comfortable walking shoes and stroll the neighborhood there are many independent owners who want reliable tenants and truth to be told don't care about the rate they could get versus the reliable the will have.

  • Kat in Logan Grad student, cat mom, baker

    Woo! Yes I definitely plan on wandering about- sometimes I think the gems aren't ever even posted on craigslist, etc.

2 days ago

Updated 6 hours ago

We found your dog! Female Beagle

Please call me if this is your dog! 630-399-4225

  • Joselito I write things and people pay me for it.

    @Tracy -

    1) I have no context into your situation so I'm not making any judgements. It's also your right to decry the CACC (which, by the way, isn't a "business" - it's a government entity).

    2) Rescues, including PAWS, do not just blindly take in animals and tell the...

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    @Tracy -

    1) I have no context into your situation so I'm not making any judgements. It's also your right to decry the CACC (which, by the way, isn't a "business" - it's a government entity).

    2) Rescues, including PAWS, do not just blindly take in animals and tell the individual(s) releasing those animals that they are taking them. PAWS, like the CACC, is very transparent, and will tell you immediately where the animal will be placed. Sometimes that's with them, but often times, you are correct - they often go to the CACC (PAWS is usually close to full at all times, as that's the entire point of their organization). However there is no conspiracy to "hide" this - it is in fact spelled out clearly when releasing an animal to them.

    3) There is no issue with you stating what is already transparent information, but you clearly have an ax to grind with the CACC. You may consider the CACC "nasty", but editorializing an organization that's both needed in the city (by the population as well as animal rescues) and actively working towards animal welfare is doing no one any favors with your narrow viewpoint. You may have had an unfortunate situation with the CACC, but it's also unfair to paint the org as universally reviled because of it (hence my comments).

    4) I'm not going to have a discussion on CACC politics and operations and further derail this thread.

    If that dog's owners cannot be found (and as @rogerparker says, owners are told to check the CACC first and foremost) and she ends up at the CACC, I can guarantee you that as long as she's not horribly reactive to anyone who approaches her that dog will stay there MAYBE a month (more like two weeks at most). Dogs like that have no problem finding homes and are snapped up instantly at the CACC.

  • Hopefully this little one finds her home! If not if you need someone to take her in or if she will be able to foster/adopt please let me know. I am looking for a beagle and a female at that. I have had no luck so far but I have...

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    Hopefully this little one finds her home! If not if you need someone to take her in or if she will be able to foster/adopt please let me know. I am looking for a beagle and a female at that. I have had no luck so far but I have experience with this breed and I have another medium sized pup at the moment who needs a friend. I work in the dog care industry so it's definitely not my first rodeo. I'm unsure if it's still okay to call you but if so, please do let me know I'd love to keep in contact about her.

9 hours ago

Later Gator!

Fleur's movin!

4 days ago

Updated 12 hours ago

Chihuahua Running Loose in Logan

There's a skiddish chihuahua with no collar or tags running amuck around Kedzie Ave and McLean. I saw him almost run into Kedzie traffic. I, along with some neighbors tried to lure him/her toward us, with no luck. Every time we get close, she/he barks and runs away to hide. This is right near Armitage, and I'm so concerned that he's going to get hit by a car.

  • Thanks to everyone here for being so wonderful in your concern for the little guy.

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

    Hi Geoff, I am full with 4 rescue dogs but just want to make sure he doesn't go back to the bad owners. Hoping you keep the little guy and if not I can help find him a new home. :)

Jan 12 2013

Updated 15 hours ago

No response from Alderman Maldonado's office

I live in Alderman Maldonado's ward (26th, Logan Square/Humboldt Park) and have called his office 3-4 times over the last few months to ask for information. Each time I call, I talk to a receptionist and then I am transferred to a voice mail where I leave a message and never get a return call. The last time I called I told the receptionist that I had left several messages, so she said she would give the right person my...

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I live in Alderman Maldonado's ward (26th, Logan Square/Humboldt Park) and have called his office 3-4 times over the last few months to ask for information. Each time I call, I talk to a receptionist and then I am transferred to a voice mail where I leave a message and never get a return call. The last time I called I told the receptionist that I had left several messages, so she said she would give the right person my contact information, and I still never heard back. I was calling about simple things such as: recycling for our block and what can be done about all the solicitation material that is left on our front steps and gates. I even called to try and make an appointment with the Alderman to discuss items in person since I work until 5:30 and cannot make it to his Monday community meetings by 6pm, but did not get a call back. His website says “An operator will take your contact information and record your issues and concerns.Then you will be referred to the proper staff or receive a call back.” But this is not true. Has anyone had any luck with Alderman Maldonado’s office?

5 days ago

Updated 16 hours ago

Need Red Wigglers?

If anyone is interested in starting a worm bin, I can share some red wigglers. Kittyhop here on EB started me off with some and I'm looking to pay it forward. You just need to bring a bin, I can get you started.

  • Good for you Debbie and THANKS!!!
    Another lady just contacted me and I may have gotten my bins too wet...so I may contact you for help..and THANKS again for moving this forward!! Yea!!

  • Mine are really productive and I need find homes for them!

  • I am interested! I'm hoping to make a bin this coming week any change I could pop by next weekend and get some?

18 hours ago

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2 days ago

Updated 18 hours ago

Anybody know of somewhere to get custom shower doors (or need some)?

I am an idiot and measured incorrectly during a remodel. Put the shower base in, tile is gorgeous, and now the frameless doors I purchased are too small and don't think there's a preexisting size for what I already have installed, so I guess I get to have something created.

That being said, any body want a clear tempered glass 30.25 x 30x25 frameless shower enclosure for a song? (google Vigo frameless 32x32 shower enclosure - no base included; brushed...

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I am an idiot and measured incorrectly during a remodel. Put the shower base in, tile is gorgeous, and now the frameless doors I purchased are too small and don't think there's a preexisting size for what I already have installed, so I guess I get to have something created.

That being said, any body want a clear tempered glass 30.25 x 30x25 frameless shower enclosure for a song? (google Vigo frameless 32x32 shower enclosure - no base included; brushed nickel hardware). If you pick up I will sell it to you for peanuts. It's over 200lbs of shower so need at least a couple guys w/ a truck or large van to pick up. I will sell it for less than 1/2 msrp (LESS THAN HALF), NIB.

  • Yosef A Logan Square neighbor since 1990

    I have used Creative Glass and Mirror for an all custom tile base frameless shower stall, and they installed including readjustment by taking it back and grinding to fit the sloping floor etc.but they were not cheap (close to $2000). In a more standard installation, I have used the Dreamline...

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    I have used Creative Glass and Mirror for an all custom tile base frameless shower stall, and they installed including readjustment by taking it back and grinding to fit the sloping floor etc.but they were not cheap (close to $2000). In a more standard installation, I have used the Dreamline frameless shower door that is available online at Faucet Direct for about $600 (door+12" wide stationary glass for an alcove, so no sides), and they have glass available at increments of one inch, with further adjustments made at the wall end with an adjustable aluminum extrusion, so it may be possible to find one that fits. Also, when one of the tempered glass pieces imploded while installing it, they said no problem and sent me a replacement, with no charge. I hope this helps.

  • Last November, I closed on a beautiful home here in Logan Square. In the master bath there is a fancy custom tile shower with 5 sprayers. The only thing it was missing was a nice glass door. My wife wanted it to be a steam shower sans a real steamer.

    Based on a recommendation from EB, we used Ashland Glass and the door is beautiful. Half inch thick glass (very sturdy), and done beautifully. I'll be using them again for some of my next projects. Big fan!

    http://www.ashlandglass.com

Aug 24

Updated 29 hours ago

Bolt Cutters - SAVE A TREE

does anyone have bolt cutters that could take off this pad-locked chain that is strangling and killing this tree? also, who is the artist that has the lock key?

logan blvd side of new wave coffee and nail shop about 3107 west logan blvd

  • If you do indeed have a termite infestation, you need to contact the city immediately!

    Are you sure they are termites...and this is serious actually.

  • Thanks for the offer, but I'm just good at helping set them free. I saw lil' Django yesterday, and seems to be doing quite well.

4 days ago

Updated 29 hours ago

Amazonian front yard?

Has anybody else has noticed a blue house on the NE corner of Kedzie and Bloomingdale? It's literally hard to see through the weed jungle that was probably once a front yard.

The weeds get so tall they literally bury the fire hydrant for that part of the block and get so long that they are encroach the sidewalk. After several weeks go by either myself or a neighbor will go over there just to make the sidewalk and hydrant...

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Has anybody else has noticed a blue house on the NE corner of Kedzie and Bloomingdale? It's literally hard to see through the weed jungle that was probably once a front yard.

The weeds get so tall they literally bury the fire hydrant for that part of the block and get so long that they are encroach the sidewalk. After several weeks go by either myself or a neighbor will go over there just to make the sidewalk and hydrant accessible.

The house is not abandoned and it is not a story of little old grandma. I see twenty-somethings coming in and out of there all the time.

I know some neighbors have already explained the problem to them to no avail they just let it grow au naturale.

Anybody have experience getting able bodied neighbors to do the right (and lawful) thing?

  • My hat's off to Travis. Many people in his shoes would get defensive upon seeing this thread, but he had the backbone to admit it was his yard and take care of the problem. AND offer berries! Unheard of behavior on the internet and quite commendable.

  • I agree. Great job, Travis. You're a good egg.

Aug 10

Updated 31 hours ago

Looking to meet new mom's!

Hello! I am a new mom and will be staying at home with my baby through next August. I would love to meet a couple other new moms for daytime socializing, learning how to get out of the house, sharing stories and ideas, meeting for short walks, etc...I joined Meet Up, but thought I might give this a try, too. Feel free to message me if you are interested in getting together one day in the coming weeks, even just for an hour. Thanks!

  • I can't do Friday unfortunately, but I am available Tuesday and even Wednesday if anyone wants to get together!

  • Rachel Chidog Logan Square Dog Rescue Enthusiast

    I can do most weekdays just let me know if you are doing an email thread my email is dubrowr@gmail.com i have a 3 month old lil girl!

Jun 22

Updated 39 hours ago

Red Lion Logan Square Now Open

I drove by this place yesterday and saw they were open for business early in the morning. Looks like we've got a new neighborhood bar.

  • Hayek Not FDIC Insured | May lose value

    I actually stopped by to try out lunch the other day and they were closed. Can't blame them, I guess on a weekday.

    Don't mind the look of the place though. The décor was not bad as some people have made it sound at all.

  • Jason W Lifelong Chicagoan

    I've seen some pretty decent crowds in there on Fri-Sat. Considering the lack of liquor, they seem to be doing OK.
    Meanwhile: how about that color-changing sign, huh?

41 hours ago

Updated 40 hours ago

Chicago’s Recycled Art Fair returns to Logan Square!

This looks to be a cool party on the block-

From their web site- (Remix Chicago)

The innovative spirit of Remix Chicago is more than fitting for one of Chicago’s most artistic and lively neighborhoods, Logan Square, which will host the festival on Milwaukee Avenue between Fullerton and California Avenues. A celebration of re-purposed arts and crafts, Remix Chicago includes informative workshops, kid’s activities, unique food vendors and LIVE music from indie bands! The event is from 12 p.m. – 10 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday.

2 days ago

Updated 41 hours ago

Moving boxes

It's that time of year again. If anyone in the area has any free moving boxes, I would love to take them off your hands. Can pickup tonight.

Thanks!

Aug 08

Updated 41 hours ago

Provenance Food and Wine to close Sep 27 & what you can do about it

In a nutshell, new landlords didn't renew their lease and they will have to vacate by September 27.

http://chicagoist.com/2014/08/07/provenance_food_wines_logan_square.php

Apparently, Alderman Moreno wants to help, so calling all neighbors to call/write the Alderman to help Provenance stay at its current location through the holiday season. This is the only way the owners will at least be in a position to consider keeping the store in the neighborhood, given the financial burden of moving. The alderman's chief of staff's e-mail is Raymond.Valadez@cityofchicago.org.

More on Provenance's facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Provenance-Food-Wine/56657233518?hc_location=timeline

  • Andrew-I think public officials would label the answer to all of your questions under the heading, "constituent services." The questions you pose are imponderables, and have existed since the birth of government. Why did one who pled his case before Hammurabi deserve to be recognized before the thousands of other...

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    Andrew-I think public officials would label the answer to all of your questions under the heading, "constituent services." The questions you pose are imponderables, and have existed since the birth of government. Why did one who pled his case before Hammurabi deserve to be recognized before the thousands of other cases that could have warranted the emperor's attentions? Ask, and you may or may not receive. Provenance asked, they received. As for the standard you seek to understand, that answer can only be provided by Hammurabi, err...the Alderman's office. Everyblock's users won't provide your sought for objectivity.

  • This is why i firmly believe politics and private business needs to remain separate. I have been following this situation closely. As a longtime resident I wasn't overly thrilled a bar was replacing provenance. We need locally sourced retail in our neighborhood, as this helps grow the core of what...

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    This is why i firmly believe politics and private business needs to remain separate. I have been following this situation closely. As a longtime resident I wasn't overly thrilled a bar was replacing provenance. We need locally sourced retail in our neighborhood, as this helps grow the core of what we are all about. I attended the community meeting a few weeks back and was completely surprised by what I heard. Most importantly, these were 3 local residents I.e. small business owners. They planned to keep a retail component w/ their business model, adding produce also & plans to expand to a full on wine/packaged goods & retail component in the building. This wasn't just a bar as what I read on here. I was very disappointed to find out though that provenance, who started this campaign to stay in the spot via reaching out to the alderman, is now playing dirty pool.

    The owners of provenance have quietly spread the word they may be staying. It appears they are threatening to remain in the space unless they are compensated by the building owner in an effort to block the new owners from buying the building. Was this the doings of the alderman interactions? To play the role of poor me then threaten to squat to block a sell of the building? Did the building owner or new owner do something illegal here by giving them 60 days notice to vacate after not agreeing to extend their lease per Provenances FB page? If this is true, Shame on you Provenance for rallying support of the neighborhood, then trying to extort payment because apparently it's your right to do business in the space only.

    Signed a very disappointed FORMER customer.

42 hours ago

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Aug 22

Updated 43 hours ago

FOUND Female Pit Bull - Mostly White w/ A Few Black Markings

Neighbor found a friendly, sweet blue-eyed female Pit on Palmer between Kimball & Spaulding. No collar or microchip but seems clean and healthy - must have recently gotten loose. Message for details!

  • best wishes in finding her owner.

  • was this dog claimed? I called the police department regarding a beagle I found and they mentioned that the only reported dog lost was a white pit bull.

2 days ago

2 days ago

Armitage Arts Festival Stop at Mozart

Sat, Sep 6, 2014 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

As part of the Armitage Arts Festival a multi-arts celebration Mozart Park is pleased to host a variety of cultural activities. Enjoy a Taiko group performance by Kaiju Daiko, flag-making and flag corp/parade style movement workshop hosted by Opera-Matic, a zine-making workshop and performances presented by The Borderbend Arts Collective, an arts program presented by Voice of the City, voter registration with LSNA, a Rhythm Revolution, drum circle facilitated by John Yost, and a parade from Mozart Park to Weegee?s...

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As part of the Armitage Arts Festival a multi-arts celebration Mozart Park is pleased to host a variety of cultural activities. Enjoy a Taiko group performance by Kaiju Daiko, flag-making and flag corp/parade style movement workshop hosted by Opera-Matic, a zine-making workshop and performances presented by The Borderbend Arts Collective, an arts program presented by Voice of the City, voter registration with LSNA, a Rhythm Revolution, drum circle facilitated by John Yost, and a parade from Mozart Park to Weegee?s Lounge. Free and open to the public. This one-day festival includes live music, literary performances, visual art, and other activities in venues along W. Armitage Avenue - at Mozart Park, Rosa's Lounge, Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center, and Weegee's Lounge. Additional information visit: www.armitagearts.org

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Potholes... in august

Anyone else noticed the 2 foot deep pothole on the right side of the road on the freeway entrance from western (under the overpass) months ago the city put up roadblocks and someone was kind enough to throw a giant trash bin into the hole itself.... And there it sits. Sigh.

  • ben

    Done and done! Wasn't aware of see.click.fix. I've seen and click... Now we wait for the fix

  • Thank you for the link. There are multiple craters on my way to work on Flournoy and Central. Hopefully this will help.

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Good Morning-

Looks like it is going to be a GREAT day in town today- as we start off with full solar disc over Chicago

  • Karen SHA treasurer, planting lady

    Me too!!

  • Karen SHA treasurer, planting lady

    It is so great to see the most interesting people back on every block

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Lost: Set of Apartment Keys

I lost a set of 5 apartment keys yesterday (Thursday August 28). Five, including the mailbox key (no car keys however).

I was at Tastee Freez around 11:30 am at 2815 W. Armitage (between California & Mozart), then Jalapeño Grill from 11:30 to 1:30 pm at 2910 W. Armitage, then back at Tastee Freez from 1:30 to about 2pm (I was there to meet someone about renting a room in the neighborhood) before being dropped off at Bang Bang Pie...

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I lost a set of 5 apartment keys yesterday (Thursday August 28). Five, including the mailbox key (no car keys however).

I was at Tastee Freez around 11:30 am at 2815 W. Armitage (between California & Mozart), then Jalapeño Grill from 11:30 to 1:30 pm at 2910 W. Armitage, then back at Tastee Freez from 1:30 to about 2pm (I was there to meet someone about renting a room in the neighborhood) before being dropped off at Bang Bang Pie at 2051 N. California. I stayed at Bang Bang Pie from about 2 pm or so to around 4pm. I later walked from there straight to Fullerton (and east all the way to Western) before turning around and walking west on Fullerton all the way to Ayers.

If by some chance someone found 5 keys (including 1 mailbox key) anyone in or around those places, PLEASE let me know as my lease expires this Monday (Labor Day). Thanks ever so much as I'm trying to cover all of my bases!

  • Marie Yuen Writer

    Thankfully my roommates were home, otherwise I couldn't have gotten in last night when I realized they were missing.

  • Marie Yuen Writer

    Keys found, at Jalapeño Grill! Call off the search now.

    Relieved and grateful.

Aug 08

Updated 2 days ago

Kedzie construction crews ringing doorbells before 7AM

So now that the water main is done, Kedzie is getting repaved! This is awesome and I appreciate the city doing this job right.

But.... is it really necessary to drive up and down the street at 6 or 7am honking horns and then going door do door ringing doorbells to find who forgot to the one or two remaining cars on the block?

While I realize the person who is parked there may appreciate it, most of the doorbells...

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So now that the water main is done, Kedzie is getting repaved! This is awesome and I appreciate the city doing this job right.

But.... is it really necessary to drive up and down the street at 6 or 7am honking horns and then going door do door ringing doorbells to find who forgot to the one or two remaining cars on the block?

While I realize the person who is parked there may appreciate it, most of the doorbells you ring will not be that person. Perhaps they sleep later than 6:50? Or perhaps they (like me) have a sleeping todder who will will be cranky all day when woken over an hour early?

IMO they should just tow the cars. The signs are posted and the construction is obvious.

  • Hayek Not FDIC Insured | May lose value

    I pretty sure they will, based on the 30 day restricted parking. It needs it!

  • Hayek Not FDIC Insured | May lose value

    So I guess I was wrong on that. No sign of them repaving the southbound side of Kedzie. And no sign of them filling that 20x20 area they seem to have forgotten about near Cortland, either. Thank goodness I sold the low-rider.

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

ComEd fridge recycling program

Hi. Has anyone used the ComEd pickup/recycleing program? Did they pickup when they said they were going to? Did you have to wait around all day? They must've had quite a response because they used to pay $50 not $35.

https://www.comed.com/home-savings/rebates-incentives/Pages/refrigerator-recycling.aspx

  • It's because it is a energy savings program. They are supposed to recycle old energy inefficient frigs that are working, to get them out of use. Lots of people look for these to put in a basement or garage as a second frig not knowing that they use so much electricity that they are actually paying more to have these frigs. The pay back on a new frig can be 5 years or sometimes less. This is the only appliance in your house that is on 24/7/365.

  • Thank you John! That makes sense!

2 days ago

FREE Men's Haircut this Tuesday!

Male haircut model needed!
Must be open to clipper and scissor combo cut.
Tuesday 9/2 at 11am in Logan Square.
Email for more info!
HeatherNoelWatson@gmail.com

2 days ago

FREE Haircolor this Tuesday!

Looking for a model to do a partial highlight on this Tuesday in Logan Square. Little to no previous haircolor preferred. I will also need to do a haircut, but it can just be a trim.
Email for more info!
HeatherNoelWatson@gmail.com

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Yard waste, weed removal service?

Do any of you know of a service in Logan Square you would recommend for removing some weeds, yard waste and old landscaping materials? We bought a house last summer, and there is an area in the back yard near the alley gate where the previous owners stacked some old stone pavers and piles of pulled weeds and yard waste. The area is now also overgrown with live weeds. I'm looking for someone to come and pull the weeds and...

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Do any of you know of a service in Logan Square you would recommend for removing some weeds, yard waste and old landscaping materials? We bought a house last summer, and there is an area in the back yard near the alley gate where the previous owners stacked some old stone pavers and piles of pulled weeds and yard waste. The area is now also overgrown with live weeds. I'm looking for someone to come and pull the weeds and remove and haul away the old yard waste and stones, and clean the area out. Why haven't I done this myself, you ask? Because a few rats and copious spiders are currently lodging in there, and I'm a scaredy-cat (no offense to cats) and I just can't. Any suggestions?

Oh, also taking recommendations for a tree removal service (it's a medium sized mostly-dead old apple tree). Thanks!

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Looking for a new and experienced stylist

Twisted Scissors is looking for a new experienced hair stylist to join our team!
To get an idea of what we do, visit www.twistedscissorschicago.com, our Facebook page, or Instagram account (TwistedScissorsChicago).
If interested, please drop off your resume in person at Twisted Scissors, 2007 N Point St. or email a resume and cover letter to reception@twistedscissorschicago.com No phone calls please. Experienced stylists only.

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3 days ago

6 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Where do you browse?

Hello Neighbors,

I'm going to be renting out an apartment soon, and before you all pile on, no this is not an ad.

I'm curious where everyone searches for apartments these days. Craig's list all the way? domu? Flyers in the men's room of the Two Way?

Thanks for the input!

  • Eric Chrobak Leasing Agent

    Brent makes a good point. You do get perks if you use an agent. If you don't find someone you know then you have a bit of a task on your hand looking for someone. Credit check's, background, references, showings, etc.
    The Agent does that for you. Its a time...

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    Brent makes a good point. You do get perks if you use an agent. If you don't find someone you know then you have a bit of a task on your hand looking for someone. Credit check's, background, references, showings, etc.
    The Agent does that for you. Its a time versus money issue. Every once in a while you might get it done with one applicant. Which would be great. But, realistically you will have numerous people apply who can't afford the place, have bad credit, will want to view the place but aren't ready to move.

    I call Landlords all the time for my customers and I can sometimes call 6-7 places before someone picks up. So, figure if I am doing that then imagine how many other people are doing that as well.

    Don't misunderstand me, you will save money by doing it yourself. you have to decide what is more important the money you save or your time.

    Good luck with that. Let me know if you need assistance.

  • Just so you know, a realtor will ask you for the first months rent for their help. I have asked several places and boy that is a lot of money to part with in order for someone to show my place and help me fill out some forms. I actually...

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    Just so you know, a realtor will ask you for the first months rent for their help. I have asked several places and boy that is a lot of money to part with in order for someone to show my place and help me fill out some forms. I actually need that first months rent to oh, I don't know, pay my mortgage!! I wish I could get their help, but I cannot afford to give up that money. But I have a lot of friends who did pay someone to help them. Good luck!

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Move out and withholding security deposit question

I'm moving out of my current apartment next week and have learned the new tenant is moving in the day after I leave. According to the landlord, their new lease starts the day after I move, which I presume would void my lease and payment obligations owed for the remainder of the month. Can anyone direct me to where in Chicago's Landlord Tenant ordinance it confirms I won't owe rent once the new tenant takes possession? I can't for the life of me find it but want to be armed with the proper info should it come up during security deposit return.

Thanks!

  • People calm down, you don't even know what the landlord is going to do, why don't you talk to the landlord that you have had a "great landlord/tenant relationship" with for 4 years before you get yourself and everyone all riled up.

  • Gee Susan, if you read the thread, you would have seen I did finally talk to the landlord. My initial question was asking for someone to help me find the citation in the RLTO that states he's ending one contract while starting another, and my needing to know the legalities surrounding it.

Aug 25

Updated 3 days ago

Taxpayers out $2.27 Million: Logan Square Mailman injured by Kimball Ave sinkhole

Logan Square residents & City taxpayers are out $2.27 Million from Lawsuit verdict for USPS Postal Worker injured after stepping into deep sinkhole in street pedestrian crosswalk on Kimball @ Altgeld. Sinkhole was reported to city multiple times by local residents, including me. Even direct calls to CDOT Commissioner Office. It was also posted on LoganSquare yahoo listserv, and ignored by Alderman Rey Colon (Ward 35). City and Alderman did nothing for 1 year. $2.27 Million verdict against we Taxpayers...

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Logan Square residents & City taxpayers are out $2.27 Million from Lawsuit verdict for USPS Postal Worker injured after stepping into deep sinkhole in street pedestrian crosswalk on Kimball @ Altgeld. Sinkhole was reported to city multiple times by local residents, including me. Even direct calls to CDOT Commissioner Office. It was also posted on LoganSquare yahoo listserv, and ignored by Alderman Rey Colon (Ward 35). City and Alderman did nothing for 1 year. $2.27 Million verdict against we Taxpayers detailed in article below. Background links to LoganSquare yahoo listserv messages included @ end.

Fall into sinkhole brings $2.27M verdict for mail carrier
By Marc Karlinsky, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

http://www.chicagolawbulletin.com/Elements/pages/print.aspx?printpath=/Archives/2014/03/07/Sinkhole-Verdict-3-6-13&classname=tera.gn3article

A Cook County jury awarded a postal worker $2.27 million after he snagged his foot in a sinkhole on a Logan Square mail delivery route.

During the litigation, the City of Chicago admitted it knew about the sinkhole in the marked crosswalk at Altgeld Street and Kimball Avenue and did not repair it before Wantan Montgomery, a carrier for the U.S. Postal Service, fell in.

In March 2009, Montgomery was pushing a mail cart and could not see the sinkhole as he walked over it.

He twisted his knee as he fell and suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament. He had it repaired with a bone graft and with two additional surgeries, followed by two years of physical therapy.

Montgomery filed a lawsuit against the city in 2009, alleging city officials knew about the sinkhole for at least six months and failed to repair it...[truncated]

Crosswalk Sinkhole --> Pedestrian Injury & City Lawsuit 4/2011
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/LoganSquare/conversations/messages/28430

Kimball @ Altgeld: developing sinkhole under street 9/2007
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/LoganSquare/conversations/messages/16119

  • Hayek Not FDIC Insured | May lose value

    Seriously rogerparker... I scroll down into the comments and your prejudice, racist comment is the first I see.

    Prejudice = Generalization of white people. See: "white people" and plural use of "your"

    Racism = People of color have more right to live in a neighborhood than "white people." If the...

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    Seriously rogerparker... I scroll down into the comments and your prejudice, racist comment is the first I see.

    Prejudice = Generalization of white people. See: "white people" and plural use of "your"

    Racism = People of color have more right to live in a neighborhood than "white people." If the tables were turned and I were to blame blacks for "hoodification" no doubt you would call that racist, no?

    Gentrification has little to do with race and everything to do with supply and demand. Or do you think that only white people like to live in nice neighborhoods?

  • #RogerParker:
    Logan Square will get "whiter," so... It was white to begin with, so history repeats itself, I guess. But, what the swear word are you going on about. The fact that there is a swear word hole in the swear word street is a grave irresponsibility.
    I mean. (Tirade)...

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    #RogerParker:
    Logan Square will get "whiter," so... It was white to begin with, so history repeats itself, I guess. But, what the swear word are you going on about. The fact that there is a swear word hole in the swear word street is a grave irresponsibility.
    I mean. (Tirade)
    Why are Chicago's streets so bad simply because the city cannot get it around their heads to be consistent with the kind of material they use when different departments, and different entities have to do work under them???
    Is it any wonder there are potholes?

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Trash/Garbage Collection

To those of you who live in a "commercial" building (more than 4 units in the building), who do you use for your garbage and recycling collection? We currently use Waste Management, but are looking to switch providers -- especially if we can get a lower fee -- as I believe our fee is borderline exorbitant.

  • We use republic/allied waste and i am pleased. We have both recycling and garbage and once a week pick up for both. We pay $165/month. I have never shopped it but I feel that is reasonable.

  • Ed

    We use groot, 6 units is about $162 per month. We have a dumpster and two recycling cans.

  • NFT LS landlord and resident

    I shopped around and City Waste was the best offer with the best terms, but it was bought out by Waste Management. I would advise to avoid Flood Brothers at all costs. They evaded my letter requesting the cancelation of my contract and said they never received it. I called...

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    I shopped around and City Waste was the best offer with the best terms, but it was bought out by Waste Management. I would advise to avoid Flood Brothers at all costs. They evaded my letter requesting the cancelation of my contract and said they never received it. I called the local usps and the carrier said they refuse to accept letters every day, my guess is that's based on whose contract is up. I had to pay an attorney to get them to acknowledge receipt of the letter and cancelation of service. They also removed the dumpster with no warning, leaving me with no dumpster for a week until I could secure a new one from WM.

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Stolen Brooks B17 Black Saddle and Thomson Elite Black Seatpost

I locked my bike to the bike parking U Stand across the street from Irazu at 8pm this evening and returned at 11:30pm to a bike with one less saddle and seat post. So if you come across a Brooks B17 Black Saddle (w/ a scuff on the top near the rear) mated to a Thomson Elite 250mm 27.2mm black seat post (w/ NiteRider Cherry Bomb post) please let me know where you saw it.
I understand the chances of someone coming across are slim to none, and that it's my fault for locking my bike up outside, I just wanted to put the message out there. This also feels somewhat like venting...
Thanks

  • cortman NW IN raised / Chicago res since '03

    It was secured with an Allen screw and clamp.

    I've heard of filling the Allen head with wax and then pressing a ball bearing in it to slow down wrench-yielding POS thieves. I guess glue would serve the same purpose. I came across a company in the UK, Atomic22, that...

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    It was secured with an Allen screw and clamp.

    I've heard of filling the Allen head with wax and then pressing a ball bearing in it to slow down wrench-yielding POS thieves. I guess glue would serve the same purpose. I came across a company in the UK, Atomic22, that manufactures security fashioners for bike components. Looks like they have a great solution, similar to a locking lug nut on a car wheel where you need a special "key" to remove the bolt. It is somewhat pricey and has a complicated ordering process.

    How would I go about scanning the bike fencing facebook groups if I'm not on facebook?

  • You can't scan most of the fencing groups unless you're 1) a FB user and 2) a member of that group. I scanned a couple that I follow but didn't see anything like what you described pop up (yet).

    Also, never apologize or claim fault because some piece of sh*t decided to jack up your ride. It's their fault for being the sh*theel dregs of society, not yours for simply owning something.

6 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

"Micro-Apartments" Plan for Car Wash Across from Post Office

Neighbors -

A developer is asking for an upzoning from C1-1 to C2-3 for the old car wash across from the post office so he can build 56 "micro-apartments" on the site.

Apparently there will be a public meeting on the proposal on Wednesday - try and make it - 6:30PM at Haas Park.

More here:

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20140825/logan-square/logan-sqaure-micro-apartment-plan-moves-forward-at-closed-door-meeting

  • Bearmosa Resident of Hermosa

    If this does go through, the market will ultimately decide. At $1,000 for a 320 square foot convertible you're looking at higher rental prices comparatively then the most expensive rentals located downtown or in River North (which tend to run at about ~$3 sq. ft.). I don't think this building...

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    If this does go through, the market will ultimately decide. At $1,000 for a 320 square foot convertible you're looking at higher rental prices comparatively then the most expensive rentals located downtown or in River North (which tend to run at about ~$3 sq. ft.). I don't think this building will reach capacity under its current business model. We have zoning for a reason... I'm sure this building will get approved and will still be called "micro" apartments, but the unit count will likely come down to something like 35 units at the most.

  • Bearmosa Resident of Hermosa

    Case in point: they've reduced the number of units again down to 28 studios and 28 one- and two-bedrooms. No more "micro" apartments. http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20140828/logan-square/logan-square-micro-apartment-plan-gains-support-but-parking-issue

3 days ago

Free highlight Tuesday 9/2 at 10am

Looking for a model with virgin hair (no previous color) who wants to add some dimension with highlights. Medium brown hair or lighter only.
9/2 at 10am in Logan Square.
Email for more info.
heathernoelwatson@gmail.com

3 days ago

Free Mens Haircut Tuesday 9/2 at 11am

Men's haircut model needed.
Tuesday 9/2 at 11am in Logan Square.
Email me for more info.
HeatherNoelWatson@gmail.com

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Street Festival last weekend on Blvd. Or lack there of

What was this nonsense festival with no real bands, no local artists, no theme and no attendance. it is all car insurance stands and carnival food. This thing needs to be canceled or repurposed. Correct me if I am wrong, which I am sure someone will.

  • I agree with some of the comments here, I quit going to quite a few that I used to go to because most have turned into a couple blocks of cell phone stands, insurance, chiropractors, overproced bud products and a few bands. Not that I mind giving to charities but a lot of the "voluntary donations" go to the various hoods and to go in and walk for 15 minutes, frankly isn't worth it.

  • tjr

    My wife and I went on Friday night and again on Sunday morning for the outdoor church service put on by St. Luke's. We go to lots of street festivals and so many of them do start to seem the same. I like this one because it has the trees and boulevard to give it a different feel. Logan Square has so much going on, it would be great to try to break-the-formula of Chicago fests and have this one be different and local.

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Productive use for latex paint?

I've got a bunch of half-plus full gallons of brightly colored interior latex paint. Does anyone know of an art program or social service org that could put them to use?

Thanks!

3 days ago

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Aug 19

Updated 3 days 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

  • **correction: Executive Director, not publicist

  • C. M. D. Avondale Triangle resident

    After reading a more in-depth article about this situation, it looks like a petition might make people feel like they're taking action, but it's not of any practical use.
    I AM LS is a not-for-profit, with all the boring rules that these organizations have to follow. They can't boot Fishman...

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    After reading a more in-depth article about this situation, it looks like a petition might make people feel like they're taking action, but it's not of any practical use.
    I AM LS is a not-for-profit, with all the boring rules that these organizations have to follow. They can't boot Fishman off the board based on a petition. From what I understand, the board has to vote to remove a member. One of the I AM LS members interviewed said they do not have the votes to remove Mr. Fishman. Regardless of the number of signatures on the petition or the feelings of the community, Mr. Fishman will remain on the board unless he voluntarily steps down, or until they have enough board members willing to cast their vote for his removal.

Aug 23

Updated 4 days ago

Handy person needed

I am looking for a reliable, "jack of all trades" handy person to help us with carpentry, painting, minor repairs and other projects around our home in Logan Square. If you have any recommendations, I would appreciate hearing about them.

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Meeting tomorrow at 6:30 pm RE: SRO development at California and Milwaukee

Forwarding this post from Nextdoor website re: the California/Milwaukee SRO Plan Revision. According to the post, public input on the re-plan was not allowed, and this does appear to be a rather hastily planned public meeting on the results:

A developer is in the final stages of approval to build a 5-story 56 unit SRO in the 2300 block of California Ave (California/Milwaukee). The plans were first presented by the developer in April to the Greater Goethe Neighborhood Association (GGNA)...

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Forwarding this post from Nextdoor website re: the California/Milwaukee SRO Plan Revision. According to the post, public input on the re-plan was not allowed, and this does appear to be a rather hastily planned public meeting on the results:

A developer is in the final stages of approval to build a 5-story 56 unit SRO in the 2300 block of California Ave (California/Milwaukee). The plans were first presented by the developer in April to the Greater Goethe Neighborhood Association (GGNA) in a public meeting where over 120 neighbors attended and the majority opposed the plans. There was a meeting on 8/11 between the developer and the zoning committee held at closed doors, which contradicts what the zoning committee had explained during the April meeting regarding these meetings being open to the public (see news here: http://dnain.fo/1zzNM00). As a result of this meeting, the GGNA zoning committee issued last week a recommendation to Alderman Moreno which had a positive tone about the project and only recommended minor modifications ignoring many of the issues raised by the neighbors in the April meeting (see it here: http://yhoo.it/1vK49qo). Yesterday evening the Greater Goethe Neighborhood Association (GGNA) communicated, via its Yahoo group, that Alderman Moreno is holding a community meeting on this project tomorrow 8/27 at 6:30 pm at Haas Park (notice here: http://yhoo.it/1q25UhZ). This was communicated with very short notice after news of the meeting came out in social media. The only way to voice your concerns about this development is attending this meeting. Find coverage and details on this development at: bit.ly/1suOGZ7 and bit.ly/XOQ3c9

  • Eleanor Blick Avondale resident, car-free neighbor

    It qualifies as an SRO under the zoning code because the units will only be 320 square feet. It's about size in this case. Articles have mentioned units being furnished with high-end appliances...I doubt anyone paying $1,000/month would be willing to share a kitchen or bathroom, I'm guessing that's not part of the plan.

    Susan, I meant to clarify this is not an SRO development in the generally-used sense of the word--that it's not an affordable housing development. In terms of zoning, yes.

  • Meeting went well for the developer. It's a mix of studios, 1 and 2 bedrooms. With a zoning change, 10% have to be affordable. Looked pretty good. 4 stories, with a set back 5th story not visible from the street.

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Upcoming Election

I just saw on the news that candidates for alderman can start circulating petitions today. Does anyone know who is all running in the 35th ward? Rey Colon is the current alderman. Is there anyone else running?

  • Peter Zelchenko Longtime advocacy work many Chicago communities

    Thanks for the thumbs up, Kittyhop. We started the petition drive yesterday and are working hard on signatures. We'll be out weeknights and all weekend, too. Please join us: you can reach out to me here or e-mail me at pete@zelchenko.com.

  • Peter..are you running against him?

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