18 hours ago

Updated 20 min ago

White Castle

Does anyone know what is going on with the White Castle near Addison/Elston/Kedzie?
There is a construciton fence up around the property. I'm guessing it's being remodeled or torn down.

47 hours ago

Updated 23 min ago

First Ward: Moreno / Run off or not?

He got over 50% but doesn't he need 51%? Anne Shaw had not conceded as of the last report I saw. Anyone have any more info?

http://elections.chicagotribune.com/results/

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150224/wicker-park/joe-moreno-wins-1st-ward-election

  • Bger East Village neighbor

    Said it would take a couple of weeks to count absentee and provisional ballots. So I think we won't know for a while.

  • it is 73 votes now.

2 days ago

Updated 27 min ago

Structural analysis of our home

Any ideas for someone to come analyze the structure of our home? Recently we have a few cracks along some kitchen wall seems and a few hardwood floor slats that seem to be slightly separating.

  • Thank you everone. This is super helpful.

  • Another vote for Clark Baurer. Our condo association worked with him, and were very pleased. He also lives in the neighborhood himself, so you would be supporting one of your neighbors.

46 hours ago

Updated 28 min ago

Hey! Just moved. Nice to be here.

Just moved out from northern California. Never used this site before but figured I'd say hello.

  • T-Bott: (Weather forecast: Temperature 5 degrees, wind chill -20; lake effect snow, low visibility, dangerous driving conditions, blowing and drifting snow; continuing into APRIL!!)

    GO BACK!! GO BACK!!!!

  • Bger East Village neighbor

    Beeb: you're a weather wimp! Toughen up! :-)

2 days ago

Updated 28 min ago

The progressive alderman are doing quite well so far!!!

Great to see... Rahm gonna be in a run off? Could Deb Mell be forced in a run off? (lets go tim meegan!) and Colon losing HUGE to a 26 year old teacher.... exciting stuff!

Touche to scott waguespack and lets go Arena... love to see all that Super Pac $ wasted on crud fliers

Mell looks to be a long shot still....

32 min ago

Lost Glasses

I think I may have lost my glasses somewhere near the intersection of Sawyer and Wrightwood.They're a pair of dark brown Rayban glasses that have a hint of blue on the inner frame. I'm worried they may have fallen into the snow or dropped while I was walking. If you happen to see them, please let me know!

47 min ago

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2 days ago

Updated 59 min ago

  • anonomous1108 Not left or right. Call them as I see them.

    Casey* I agree 100% Sounds a lil fishy !!!
    He's got the millions to pay trolls to comment for him !! Looks like he learned from the koch Bros' Pump mega bucks into elections and drown out tea party style any one else.

    He want to maintain his little fiefdom going !

  • To those who claim I'm some paid political, I live in Logan Square, work in Network Security, and recently found Every Block while watching talks by Smart Chicago Collaborative as I'm a developer looking for a side project.
    We were having a pretty respectful debate until certain persons decided they...

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    To those who claim I'm some paid political, I live in Logan Square, work in Network Security, and recently found Every Block while watching talks by Smart Chicago Collaborative as I'm a developer looking for a side project.
    We were having a pretty respectful debate until certain persons decided they would rather go all negative and attack anyone they didnt agree with.
    So to those who think its ok to accuse people of being paid off by Rahm, it's extremely offensive. My beliefs and opinions are not for sale. If that's all you have to contribute, I think its sad.
    Every Block itself wouldn't be possible without the Open Data Initiative the mayor started, so to me, the choice is easy. I don't need anyone to pay me.
    But maybe I will join his campaign if all the other side has to offer is negativity and name calling.

15 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Residential Glass repair

Does anyone have a good recommendation of a local company recently used to repair interior window pane glass? Thanks!

  • M-nuff M-nuff

    We have used: All-American Glass Co @ 3309 W Irving Park - 773-262-6777. They replaced a double pane window in which the seal was broken and we had condensation between the glass panes. They offer a 5-yr warranty on the repair.

2 days ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Wayne Electric Building - Elston and California

Does anyone know what is going on with the old Wayne Electric Building on Elston and California? They just put up fencing all around the property. Has it been bought out? Are they going to tear it down and build a commercial or residential bldg?

  • Steven Vance Urban planner

    If you watch that demolition permit page eventually a "new construction" permit will be issued and listed for "permits at the same address".

    I asked Alderman Mell's Chief of Staff Dana about this last week and he said he'd look into it.

    I hope it's more residential because the intersection of Belmont/California/Elston, which has a diverse collection of good businesses, could use some more eyes, pedestrians, and caretakers. You know, a little more "place" out of the space.

  • Steven Vance: I agree that we need a little more pedestrian traffic to support our local businesses. : )

15 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Apartments available?

Anyone know of any apartments available that accept dogs?

  • AntiCruelty Society lists dog friendly housing on their website, too.

  • Hi ! I am a licensed Broker plus I live in Logan Square. I have access to avilable units that are dog-friendly. Just send me an e-mail: countrybernie@earthlink.net . . . thanks - Bernie . . . 773.354.1066

7 hours ago

Feb 16

Updated 16 hours ago

Violent Parking lot scam in Logan square. Elston and Logan blvd.

This afternoon I was approached by two men in their late 20s that seemed a bit sketchy in a black dodge minivan that said they wanted to fix a dent that was in my car. I was in my car and they were in theirs. I said no thank you and they persisted to hound me saying they would and could do it right now, on the spot if I just gave them 20 dollars. At this point they were...

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This afternoon I was approached by two men in their late 20s that seemed a bit sketchy in a black dodge minivan that said they wanted to fix a dent that was in my car. I was in my car and they were in theirs. I said no thank you and they persisted to hound me saying they would and could do it right now, on the spot if I just gave them 20 dollars. At this point they were harassing me and seemed mad that I wouldnt pay 20$ to have a dent fixed. They were both very persistent and aggressive in nature. I decided to take a photo of them after they pulled away to give details on the plate to 311. At this point they reversed and rammed their car into mine hard and got out of their car. I honked and made a scene and they got back into the car and drove off. I feel like they were probably trying to rob me or steal my car. I went to the police station and they couldn't do anything since there was minimal damage to my car and I wasn't hurt, physically. The license plate was an expired temporary plate registered to a woman from the suburbs. I just want people to be aware of these guys. They seemed hard up,irrational and violent. It seemed like they had this scam down and it wasn't their first attempt. I'm glad people were around and it didn't escalate into anything worse. It was definitely a scary situation.

  • I understand not chasing the thief but the security guard could have at least assisted the lady -- see if she was hurt, take her inside, help her call the real police -- they should be trained to not just stand there and look puzzled.

  • George F in Ravenswood displaced New Yorker

    Alley P nailed it.

17 hours ago

The snowy boulevards sure look beautiful...

So please, don't taint it - pick up your dog sh*t.

23 hours ago

Updated 17 hours ago

Dog Sitter Needed

Hello Neighbors. I live at Spaulding and Cortland. I have two male Chihuahuas and I am in desperate need of a sitter for March 16-20. My regular sitter, who is fantastic, and has sat my dogs for over 6 years, is unable to do so. Does anyone know of a responsible person whom can walk my dogs 3 times a day and feed them? The individual can stay in my apartment if need be.

Please call my cell phone: 312-852-8669
or email me: cztony@aol.com

I appreciate your neighborly help,

Tony Cz

23 hours ago

Updated 20 hours ago

Breaking the habit

A thank you to the majority of my neighbors on giving up on the parking dibs. For the remaining last few neighbs, we hope to win you over hopefully by next winter. :)

  • Chicago Al Lifelong Chicagoan, documentarian, & time-traveler

    I woke up to my neighbor shoveling the whole side of our street! That's how it should be. Non of this me first selfishness. Thanks for being a great neighbor Dave on richmond!

21 hours ago

Election

What does it say about a mayor who spends millions against a field of candidates who have never run for Mayor and he gets 1000 less votes than his 1st election and almost set a record for lowest turnout ever. Maybe if there was a candidate named Apathetic he/she would have won.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-comparing-emanuels-2011-election-to-2015-20150225-htmlstory.html

43 hours ago

Updated 22 hours ago

Catalytic Converter stolen last night - 2500 N Lawndale

Just a heads up. I'm planning on buying a new one and finding someone to weld it on. Any suggestions?

  • Happened to me..won't stop until the law 'they' talk about: must have the whole car, etc..or they 'get on' the places that buy them...enough already!!

  • I installed a Catclamp after mine was stolen in the fall and so far so good.

35 hours ago

Updated 22 hours ago

Come say hi

Hi Everyone:
We’ve been longtime residents in the neighborhood, and we have just opened a unique community workshop space called The Laboratory. We will have children’s classes combining science+arts with classes making bath bombs, perfumes, designing their own robots, and learning science with a FROZEN-theme.
We will also have adult DIY workshops taught by local artisans and makers.
This article explains it best: http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150223/wicker-park/make-potions-bake-dog-biscuits-at-laboratory-science-center
We are just teachers and everyday people who decided to try something we’d always dreamed about....

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Hi Everyone:
We’ve been longtime residents in the neighborhood, and we have just opened a unique community workshop space called The Laboratory. We will have children’s classes combining science+arts with classes making bath bombs, perfumes, designing their own robots, and learning science with a FROZEN-theme.
We will also have adult DIY workshops taught by local artisans and makers.
This article explains it best: http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150223/wicker-park/make-potions-bake-dog-biscuits-at-laboratory-science-center
We are just teachers and everyday people who decided to try something we’d always dreamed about. We would love any help sharing our space and getting the word out.
Our website is here: http://www.thelaboratorychi.org and we keep our Facebook updated with class additions and news.
We are currently taking registration for upcoming student classes, and we are having an Open House this Sunday from 11-2.
We are really excited to start this, and we would love to meet you at our Open House!

24 hours ago

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27 hours ago

Car Crash, Shooting Claim Lives In Logan Square

Julio Ramos, 30, of the 4000 block of West Oakdale Avenue, was sitting in his SUV in the 2000 block of West Fullerton Avenue when a gray pickup pulled up and someone in the pickup fired into the SUV, the Sun-Times reported.

...apparently losing her car around 2 am Feb. 22. Joanna Balbuena, who lived in the 2800 block of North Hamlin Avenue, was driving south on Pulaski Road in the 2800 block of Pulaski when she lost...

This article has 3 other Chicago locations (Show)

The shooting happened near the intersection of Damen, Fullerton and Elston. While that area is commonly referred to as Bucktown, the official Community Areas of Chicago...

Deshawn Johnson, 26, of the 5200 block of W. Quincy Avenue. Johnson is accused of an armed robbery in Logan Square. Photo: Chicago Police Department

...a Chinese restaurant. Four months earlier, on June 21, Johnson allegedly robbed Logan Liquors at 2639 N. Kedzie Ave. and shot an employee during the robbery. The employee survived, but he is undergoing physical...

4 days ago

Updated 37 hours ago

1411/1412 Beat Meeting on Feb. 26

The beat meeting for 1411/1412, which had been postponed due to snow, has been rescheduled for Thursday, Feb. 26, at 7pm. Beat meetings are held at St. Nicolai Church, 3000 N. Kedzie Ave.

In addition to the usual information about crime statistics, police alerts, significant arrests and neighborhood occurrences, this meeting will also feature a information on bicycle theft prevention.
With Spring approaching (allegedly), people will be using their bikes more often. With more bikes out, the number of bicycle thefts increases in spring/summer. Get some tips from CPD members who are also cyclists on protecting your bike from theft.

  • C. M. D. Avondale Triangle resident

    Due to time constraints, the bike theft tips will be at April's meeting. Still worth attending!

Dec 30

Updated 2 days ago

How nutty is this Elise Doody-Jones???

So I've been getting 32nd Ward Aldermanic candidate Elise Doody-Jones' newsletters and this current one is a real whopper!

She states: "I am committed to bringing back vital services to the people of the 32nd Ward, and I look forward to working hard in the year ahead. With your help and support I know we can bring back the representation this community deserves."

After reading a previous post that she lives in the 1st ward AND worked for that Alderman...

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So I've been getting 32nd Ward Aldermanic candidate Elise Doody-Jones' newsletters and this current one is a real whopper!

She states: "I am committed to bringing back vital services to the people of the 32nd Ward, and I look forward to working hard in the year ahead. With your help and support I know we can bring back the representation this community deserves."

After reading a previous post that she lives in the 1st ward AND worked for that Alderman recently- I finally determined that she screwed up her paperwork and meant to file to run in the 1st ward !

As everyone knows- vital services & representation are sorely lacking in the 1st ward.
I welcome her efforts to replace Joe Moreno and finally clean up the garbage and filth around her community.

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Election Results

For those interested in today's election, here is where you can find the results.
http://www.chicagoelections.com/race_results.php?id=358

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Looking for ESL Teachers!

The Urban Vineyard ESL program is looking for some volunteer teachers! Do you have experience teaching English as a Second Language--or would you like some? We offer a free ESL program and our intention is to not only provide a knowledge of English, but to increase the competence, confidence and capabilities of our students through community and care.

Classes are Tuesdays 6-8pm and Saturdays 10am-noon.

If you or anyone you know would like to help, contact esluv@urbanvineyard.org.

And if you know of anyone who would like to learn, or increase their knowledge of English as a second language, let them know!

  • AMG

    It's a great program everyone. I volunteer in the conversation group on Thursday nights, where our students are able to practice and talk to one another in a casual environment. If you have the time to give, please consider it!

2 days ago

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2 days ago

Calling all gardeners in Avondale

Hey all! My friend started this Facebook page for gardeners in Avondale who might want to swap seeds, seedlings, and harvests this year. She's thinking of rounding up folks in Brands Park throughout the season. If you're interested, check it out!

https://www.facebook.com/AvondaleGardeningSwap

5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Looking for a nice, new pad in a hurry!

Looking for an affordable (under $1,000) apartment in Logan or Humboldt for myself, my boyfriend, and baby. Need a new place by March 1st.
Thank you!!

5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

What is it about the intersection of Kimball and Barry

that makes people think that traffic laws, common sense, and human decency no longer apply?

For the third time this winter a driver almost ran me over while I was crossing in the crosswalk. I don't care if there is snow on the ground and you're driving 5 MPH, I don't care if it's saturday night and you're drunk, if a pedestrian is IN the crosswalk already, you better stop at the stop sign, and stay stopped, until that pedestrian is into the other half of the crosswalk.

Sorry if anyone heard me yelling at the driver tonight and was disturbed. Next time I'm going to use my keys to scratch the hood.

  • A sure fire way to get people to slow down is to strip out a couple of inches of asphalt like they do for resurfacing. Or maybe some well placed potholes. People always slow down for those.

  • I was at Central at the red lite crossing over Milwaukee and a Police car going in the opposite direction stopped his car and told the car in front to move back over the crosswalk for the pedestrians to cross safely. Soo dangerous there where most car drivers always stop over the crosswalk. When I would live there for many years, I would always yell at them. What good was that. Chicago is like Miami and other cities. Rules of the Road, WHAT IS THAT? Welcome to Chicago.

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Vintage cast iron sink

I'm looking for a vintage drop in cast iron sink with high back splash approx. 36" long. Could also be utility sink. Anyone have one? Thanks, kiki

  • Kelly B Beaucastel's Mom

    Not sure how prices would be, but you could also check Salvage One.

  • Deb Karp Humboldt Park

    there is a free one on craigslist right now - no picture though - listed under Free.
    I was looking for free moving boxes and saw it listed - thought of you. good luck!

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Is the 35th Ward Alderman Race Competitive?

Is there any way to determine whether the race for 35th Ward alderman between Colon and Rosa is expected to be competitive? I've searched online for polls or other indications and can't find anything. I ask because, while not impossible, it will be very difficult for me to vote today (I know, I know... I should have voted early), but I would probably make it happen if the race could be tight.

Given what I know of the candidates, I...

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Is there any way to determine whether the race for 35th Ward alderman between Colon and Rosa is expected to be competitive? I've searched online for polls or other indications and can't find anything. I ask because, while not impossible, it will be very difficult for me to vote today (I know, I know... I should have voted early), but I would probably make it happen if the race could be tight.

Given what I know of the candidates, I would expect a close race, but Ward 35 is not on any "races to watch" stories in the news, so maybe it's not as close as I would think. I'll be the first to admit I haven't researched or prepared for this election as well as I should and normally do. I know that's not very civic-minded, but it is what it is. Thanks in advance for any info!

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Lost dog in Humboldt Park/Ligan Square area

My baby Gucci ran off on me at about 12 pm on Monday 2/23. He is a friendly Shitzu/poodle with a red collar. Reward if found and returned safely. Please find me on Facebook @ Tillie Paniagua. Or call me @ 773.633.3698🙏❤️

Feb 03

Updated 2 days ago

Development around Kedzie/Armitage?

Does anyone know what's happening in the building across from Scofflaw (MuveMusic building) on the NW corner of Kedzie and Armitage? My boyfriend received a hint from someone at Scofflaw that "something good" was coming, but no more details were offered. I also wondered if anyone had heard any plans about anything coming into the other vacant buildings on the north side of Armitage in that general area (for example, there are a few vacant storefronts between the cleaners and Walgreens, east of Kedzie)?

  • thanks gayle and michael for the links...which i used to see that there were permit denials in jan and feb for the old ronny's site...so frustrating.

  • I went by Tumbao on my way home from voting today and saw workers going in and out. Clearly something is happening in the space, even if it's not Scofflaw related.

Feb 12

Updated 2 days ago

What do YOU pay for Comcast???

I've had it with Comcast, just like so many others... In less than a year, my internet fee went from $77 (which I thought was absurdly high!), to $83, to $95 this month!!! My co-worker told me yesterday she pays $30, and every time that "promotional" rate expires, she complains and they give it back to her... So, I'm thinking that's some pretty significant range! So, what do YOU pay??? I'm wonder just how wide this range is...

  • Bger East Village neighbor

    Yep I'm a baseball nerd but not an electronics nerd. I have a 20 year old Sony Tv--the thing just keeps going. So until it dies and I get a new tee vee I can't stream anything.

  • I am the furthest thing from being an electronic geek but I do try to keep up with the times since I have an 8 year old son. He keeps me enlightened with the latest technology. As long as I can view my shows I am ecstatic!!!!! Keep sporting on~!!!!

2 days ago

A sure sign of Spring

Locally, the River Trail Nature Center (3120 N. Milwaukee Avenue, 847.824.8360) in Northbrook gives Chicago-area residents an opportunity to experience sugaring-off...

2 days ago

I am looking for odd jobs.

Logan Square friends, do you or someone you know need some odd jobs done? I can do light cleaning, walk dogs, pet sit, and help in the office (receptionist, mailroom, filing, etc).

5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Boulevard Veterinary is hosting Puppy Classes on Sundays!

Do you have a new four legged addition to your family? If so, be sure to sign up your puppy for puppy classes with Kiki Yablon at Boulevard Veterinary on Sundays! View the attached flyer for sign up details and more information!

  • PetParent Founder of Pets Are Like Family

    Kiki Yablon is an awesome trainer!

5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

32 Ward - Thanks

Our recycling hadn't been picked-up in over three weeks. I sent an email to the alderman's ward info address in the evening, and the city sanitation department called me at 8 AM on the dot the next morning. Services are outsourced to Waste Management, but everything was picked-up by that afternoon.

Thanks to Waguespack's staff and the sanitation department for moving so quickly!

  • C. McGill Goethe Parent & Volunteer, LS resident since 2003

    My husband said he saw the recycling truck this morning and yep, they seemed to only empty the bins that were completely clear of snow. And yet the city has managed to empty trash bins even if there is snow in front of them.

  • Joyous Neighbor

    Hope the city isn't paying them for their lack of work!

2 days ago

Get out and vote today!!!!

The polls are open until 7 p.m. tonight. It is your civic duty to vote!

Feb 13

Updated 2 days ago

Lost Cat - Near Fullerton/Drake

My friend's cat escaped their apartment today and they are searching all over - if you've seen this cat please call the number on the flyer. The cat's name is Zorba and he has no collar but IS microchipped.

Thank you!!

  • Heard this morning that the lil guy came back at about 2am last night scratching on his owner's window. Happy ending!

  • Thanks for the update. wonder where the heck he got to all this time.

3 days ago

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3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Looking for apartment/house for rent in Logan Square

Hello, My roommate and I are looking to move in about 6 weeks and would appreciate any help in locating our next perfect place to call home. We have been in Logan Square for the last 3 years and would like to continue living in the neighborhood (its just great!).

We are looking for a 2+Den or 3 bedroom apartment/house for around $1,100-$1,250. We do have two mellow, well-behaved cats.

We would appreciate if you could share any places you know opening up around mid-April or for rent signs around the area.

Thanks in advance!

  • Susan S. resident

    In this case Deb, click on Melissa's name, then to the right you'll see "send email."

  • Hi ! I'm a licensed Realtor & will be glad to assist with sending a list of available apartments in the area of your choice. Thanks - Bernie . . . 773.354.1066 . . . countrybernie@earthlink.net

3 days ago

3 days ago

Brentano School Winter Open House and Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration - This Saturday!

Brentano Winter Open House and
Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration
THIS Saturday, Feb.28th, 10:30-1:00

Please join us at Brentano this Saturday for a party in honor of Dr. Seuss and meet the teachers, parents and students who make the Brentano family truly special.

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Babysitter Available!

Hi Everyone, I've posted before but just wanted to say I would still available to babysit and would love to help you out with your kids! I'm an experienced babysitter that is Red Cross Babysitting certified. I've babysat for over 8 years and have watched infants as well as kids 2-15. I'm currently babysitting on and off for a few families in the area and would be happy to provide references. I love kids and would love to help if anyone needs any babysitting. Thanks!

  • Brandon G Brewer. Engineer. Human.

    Maybe PM me your rate?

  • Hi Meli, for some reason I cannot email you directly from here. Can you go to my profile and email me? (Its an option on the right). Cameron

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