5 min ago

Recommend Company to do Network and A/V Wiring for New Home?

We are building a new home in Logan Square, and need some expertise on the Network, Audio/Visual wiring design of the house.

Our electrician says he can run the cables any way we'd like, but we were looking for someone who can help with the design, picking the correct materials and making sure the right work is done.

Any recommendations?

3 days ago

Updated 18 min ago

Bridge

I unfortunately am one of those homeless people who live under that bridge. I mean no harm to anyone especially the people who reside there on Kedzie and on sawyer. I would like to tell anyone who is interested that we do not want to be there anymore that you want us there. We mean no harm and we try to respect the community and all the people who pass through on a daily basis. Don't be scared of us....

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I unfortunately am one of those homeless people who live under that bridge. I mean no harm to anyone especially the people who reside there on Kedzie and on sawyer. I would like to tell anyone who is interested that we do not want to be there anymore that you want us there. We mean no harm and we try to respect the community and all the people who pass through on a daily basis. Don't be scared of us. Try to keep an open mind. Notice that when you do pass through that we try very hard to keep it as clean as we can, we usually don't speak unless spoken to, and we never ask for anything. Some of deal with mental illness others have drug and alcohol problems but there are some of us who are very down on our luck with no family or place to go. If anyone would just reach out and ask they would know that we are harmless and we are just as afraid as you are remember we are there all night. We are alone we are treated as if we are not human and sometimes invisible as if this is what we really want sometimes people think the answer is as simple as getting a job which is a real challenge when you cannot keep your hygiene up, get proper rest and have no way to get back and forth imagine how frightening it is to go out all day and look for a job come back and find that the little bit you own has been discarded by the city. For just a minute put yourself in our shoes and maybe do for us what you would want someone to do for you if you were in our position. It absolutely is not as easy as it sounds.

  • Rah Local mother.

    I'm probably the only person here including the person who wrote this post who's actually been homeless. I've been the child pushing a shopping cart, slept in my van with my children, and had to rely on the kindness of the church and few family so miss me with your...

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    I'm probably the only person here including the person who wrote this post who's actually been homeless. I've been the child pushing a shopping cart, slept in my van with my children, and had to rely on the kindness of the church and few family so miss me with your pretentious attitude. If any homeless person walks into any church on a Sunday and tells someone they want to take a shower there is no way they will be turned away. It's sacrileligios. Also anywhere there is a pool there is a shower, once again I have done that too. In between not having an available shower you get yourself some baby wipes and keep up your appearance in between showers. Homeless people don't just come from nowhere, they were birthed and entered this world just like everyone else, they know someone. And living in a city that closes 50 schools, 6 mental care facilities and is so corrupt it is fighting every step of the way to pay people a somewhat live able wage, you have to look out for your own welfare. If you have access to a commuter and are savy enough to write this post, you can simply google "where to take a shower when you're homeless".

  • teri sanchez new to avondale logan square

    I just want to thank those of you who took the time to read and comment on my post. It is encouraging to know that not everyone in our community feels as though we are a burden and feel safe enough to walk under the bridge. Rah I am happy...

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    I just want to thank those of you who took the time to read and comment on my post. It is encouraging to know that not everyone in our community feels as though we are a burden and feel safe enough to walk under the bridge. Rah I am happy that you and your children are no longer homeless and you are right if I can find a computer I can find a shower and I do. Please don't misunderstand when I say that I cannot find a shower but please keep in mind when you look for employment and actually get hired you yourself probably know that showers are not opened up for my convience and the nearest shower that I know of is at Koz park on Diversey and Pulaski. Baby wipes help but come on you and I both know that is nowhere near the same as a shower or bath they are great for face, hands and underarms but when you are in the working world that is not enough. Not trying to sound pretentious but maybe one day you can take a few minutes out of your day stop by and share your story and maybe you may to help someone find their way out of homelessness you maybe able to tell us how you did it. Happy Thanksgiving.

3 days ago

Updated 39 min ago

viaduct

Now that the weather is getting so very cold will the city do something about the homeless community living under the bridge at Belmont and Kedzie? I am just curious the city comes and periodically removes their belongings will they still do that during the winter monthes?

  • Carter O'Brien lager beer rioter

    Well, I was just there. And while I do not hate on any of these folks, their gauntlet of junk encroaching on the public way is impossible to understate. Nobody gets to claim the sidewalk for their own use AFAIC. And for the record, their ties to drug running and gangs are well known.

  • teresa avondale concerned citizen

    You are right Amber I am more concerned for their welfare,. I feel sorry for them I wish they all could find a better place to be Ideally their own place but at least someplace warm and dry.

3 days ago

Updated 44 min ago

SOS at Animal Control

Animal control is COMPLETELY FULL.
Because of this they will be killing tons of adoptable animals. Please if you can foster or adopt let me know ASAP. Fostering is free and temporary. Please share this to your Facebook statuses.

  • Jen

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  • Alya A. Bucktown to Logan

    To clarify: there is a subset of animals at CACC that are adoptable - selected by CACC (after passing health and temperament tests). Due to lack of resources to test/check every animal and space on the adoption floor, the majority of animals at CACC are not available for direct adoption...

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    To clarify: there is a subset of animals at CACC that are adoptable - selected by CACC (after passing health and temperament tests). Due to lack of resources to test/check every animal and space on the adoption floor, the majority of animals at CACC are not available for direct adoption and need to be pulled by a shelter, rescue or foster group. If you as an individual see an animal at CACC that is not on the adoption floor, you can work with a shelter or foster network to try to foster or adopt that animal. Complete info is here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/CACC-Transfer-Team/226541667442185?sk=info&tab=page_info

    Petfinder is a terrific resource for doing local, breed-specific searches for adoptable animals, but as was stated above, it is a directory of listings only. Petfinder itself is not responsible for the information that is posted by the shelters that use it, or the outcomes of any adoption applications. Each rescue group is responsible for its own content, policy and communications.

2 days ago

Updated 49 min ago

Christmas trees??

I finally live in an apartment with very tall ceilings and am very excited to have a nice, tall Christmas tree this year. Any suggestions for where I can go in the area to buy a tree this year??

  • Used to go to Gethsemane even though it was far (it was close to my mom's and we had a tradition of buying our trees together). For the past couple of years, I've gone to Christy Weber on Grand. Trees have held their needles well.

  • Thank you all for the tips!!!

13 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

TRIBUNE: Fate of STOP FOR PEDESTRIANS IN CROSSWALK signs

TRIBUNE transportation reporter Jon Hilkevitch has article in 11/24/2014 Monday Getting Around column that mentions Logan Square.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/hilkevitch/ct-must-stop-signs-getting-around-met-1124-20141123-column.html

Mid-intersection street mounted sign Milwaukee at Sawyer went MIA early spring 2014. I asked Alderman Rey Colon about replacement. Answer: ~$500 cost must come from 35th Ward Aldermanic menu funds, not City/CDOT budget. So I contacted Mr. Hilkevitch since:
1. in street mounted signs STOP FOR PEDESTRIANS IN CROSSWALK are visual cue that enhances Pedestrian Safety. Milwaukee Ave location has 25,000 vehicles/day...

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TRIBUNE transportation reporter Jon Hilkevitch has article in 11/24/2014 Monday Getting Around column that mentions Logan Square.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/hilkevitch/ct-must-stop-signs-getting-around-met-1124-20141123-column.html

Mid-intersection street mounted sign Milwaukee at Sawyer went MIA early spring 2014. I asked Alderman Rey Colon about replacement. Answer: ~$500 cost must come from 35th Ward Aldermanic menu funds, not City/CDOT budget. So I contacted Mr. Hilkevitch since:
1. in street mounted signs STOP FOR PEDESTRIANS IN CROSSWALK are visual cue that enhances Pedestrian Safety. Milwaukee Ave location has 25,000 vehicles/day AND is heavily used by pedestrians day & evening on City designated PEDESTRIAN ORIENTED STREET in heart of vibrant Logan Square business district.
2. signs are intrinsically subject to wear/damage and getting plowed over by (idiot) drivers
3. CDOT/City annual budget should anticipate replacement cost for these signs, like replacement of Stop, Tow Zone, No Parking etc which come from City budget, not Alderman ward menu funds
4. Red Light and Schools/Parks cameras bring in ~$100,000,000 per yr. It's not Mayor Emanuel slush fund to plug police overtime etc. Public Safety & real leadership means: take some of that $ and pay to replace damaged signs STOP FOR PEDESTRIANS IN CROSSWALK as needed.

The DUI KING of City Council, Alderman Rey Colon offered this comment in Tribune: "These signs are very popular with constituents who request them often," Colon said. But he said the average life of the signs "is like freshly cut flowers that wither and die."

Alderman: it's time for your political career to do the same.

  • I'm impressed the Tribune was able to get a response out of Colon. I've contacted his office in the past about that very sign at Sawyer & Milwaukee and been ignored. I live on the west side of Milwaukee and it actually discourages me from visiting businesses on the east side of Milwaukee since it is so dangerous to cross there without the sign. There was a huge difference in the frequency of people stopping before and after the sign was placed there.

  • The pedestrian crosswalks is a nice concept if they actually worked.

19 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Found Dog

Still hoping to reunite this friendly little guy with his family. Found on 11/17 near Barry and Christiana.

  • ewrick LoganSquared

    Although im Not 100% sure i think i know his owners. Their dog ran away from barry and bernard. If he responds to lucky Then please email me at erick92velasquez@gmail.com

  • He's so cute!

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Updated 14 hours ago

did you live in my old apartment?

2455 n. spaulding ave
apt 1

i ordered some business cards and they're en route to this, my old, address. hoping to intercept them from the new mailbox owners in the event i can't get the post office to just leave it a local branch for me to pick up.

thanks. i know it's a long shot!

  • Cityapril, you can sign up for UPS mychoice - it is free and lets you "sign" for packages by checking a box online that authorizes the driver to leave the package at a place of your choosing (side door, porch, etc).

  • thanks jena. unfortunately there's no place to leave a package where it won't end up stolen, as i learned with my last old navy order. ; >

2 days ago

Updated 20 hours ago

City sticker covered with tar

The other day I found a tar like substance with cardboard on top covering my city sticker on my front windshield. Anyone else have this happen to you/ heard I this? What is the purpose?

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27 hours ago

Pop-Up Shop Spots Available!

If you are a crafter, artisan, artist, or food specialist, we have a few spots left for the Small Business Saturday Pop Up Shop at Free Range Office on Nov. 29th from 12pm-5pm. As a Wicker Park-Bucktown Neighborhood Champion, we've partnered with American Express to offer a way for small crafters, artists and other vendors to participate in the #ShopSmall campaign. Come get exposure for your wares, meet other small business owners, network and sell! All participants will be included...

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If you are a crafter, artisan, artist, or food specialist, we have a few spots left for the Small Business Saturday Pop Up Shop at Free Range Office on Nov. 29th from 12pm-5pm. As a Wicker Park-Bucktown Neighborhood Champion, we've partnered with American Express to offer a way for small crafters, artists and other vendors to participate in the #ShopSmall campaign. Come get exposure for your wares, meet other small business owners, network and sell! All participants will be included in our #ShopSmall social media and promotions campaign.

Vendor spaces are only $75 and include the business networking brunch, a table and two chairs. Vendors can call 312-725-3063 or email for the registration form: info@freerangeoffice.com

The business networking brunch from 12pm-1pm, and the Pop-Up Shop runs until 5pm. These events are free to the public. To attend register here:

https://smallbizsatpopupshop.eventbrite.com

33 hours ago

Nov 15

Updated 36 hours ago

$1500 / 3br - Sublet Logan Square Apt (Palmer and Shakespeare)

Urgent need to sublet our Apartment. My Husband and I just bought a house and are in need to sublet let our awesome Logan Square Apartment. 3 bedroom and 1 bath Great location right across from Palmer Park and walking distance to California Blue Line. Please checkout our craigslist ad.
http://chicago.craigslist.org/wcl/sub/4759490424.html

  • NFT LS landlord and resident

    i don't see much of a distinction, it's still an ad regardless of who posts it. how can you tell if the person posting is a tenant or a landlord? if you make exceptions that are easy to get around, you're left with no rule at all.

  • I'm sorry if I upset anyone. I thought since there was an option to check to post about needing a place to live I could post here. I thought it would be better on here to share with the community that we were looking for someone to take over our lease. We are not a broker or the management company. And also maybe someone on here had a friend or relative looking to move to the area.

6 days ago

Updated 40 hours ago

Found dog

This little guy was found near Christiana and Barry today. He is microchipped but it's not registered. Does anyone recognize him?

  • Suz

    That is the dog that I tried to catch October 28th at Albany and Dickens! Poor thing has been out for a very long time!

  • it sounds like the pup has a good "for now" home and another waiting in the wings if needed. poor little guy. we may never know what happend to the owner..

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5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Graffiti- should I be worried?

Our block (2500 palmer) is relatively quiet from what I can tell. Found this beauty on my garage today, already submitted report for removal and intend on working on removing it myself later today. Long message, anyone know what it means or should I be extra worried? Anyone know of recent activity in the area?
Thanks!

  • Elise Doody-Jones Logan Square Resident

    Always report graffiti to 311.com . If it is obscene in nature or you are near a school make sure to report that as it will move the removal of this higher on the priority list. Taking a picture that you can send to 311 is helpful.

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    Always report graffiti to 311.com . If it is obscene in nature or you are near a school make sure to report that as it will move the removal of this higher on the priority list. Taking a picture that you can send to 311 is helpful.

    We have been in the neighborhood a little over 20 years and I would say this behavior comes in waves. I do recommend having a can of paint or graffiti remover yourself as it is best just to cover/remove these tags as quickly as you can. The taggers will get bored of your garage more quickly then and will choose a different target. Talk to your neighbors and work together to communicate about any tagging or suspicious activity.

    As far as worrying...I wouldn't lose any sleep over this as it is random and nothing against you personally.

  • The police were aware of this at last nights Caps meeting.

3 days ago

Community Alert - Residential Burglaries

Bureau of Detectives – Area North

Community Alert
P14-N-196 (CA)
November 19, 2014

Wanted for
Residential Burglaries
016th District
( Jefferson Park)

About the Crime:

Unknown Offender(s) are entering apartments and residences through windows or doors and removing property. Offender(s) are taking electronics, jewelry, cash, and other miscellaneous items.


Incident times and locations:

There have been five incidents that have occurred since October 31, 2014. These incidents are occurring mainly during the day time and early evening hours. These incidents...

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Bureau of Detectives – Area North

Community Alert
P14-N-196 (CA)
November 19, 2014

Wanted for
Residential Burglaries
016th District
( Jefferson Park)

About the Crime:

Unknown Offender(s) are entering apartments and residences through windows or doors and removing property. Offender(s) are taking electronics, jewelry, cash, and other miscellaneous items.


Incident times and locations:

There have been five incidents that have occurred since October 31, 2014. These incidents are occurring mainly during the day time and early evening hours. These incidents have occurred on beat 1634 within the boundaries of Cicero to Long and Belmont to Irving Park Road.

5200 block of W. Belmont on October 31, 2014, between 11:30 PM – 8:00 AM
4800 block of W. School on November 4, 2014 between 7:45 AM – 7:30 PM
5300 block of W. Patterson on November 6, 2014 at 5:00 PM
4900 block of W. Eddy on November 17, 2014 at 11:10 AM
4900 block of W. Roscoe on November 17, 2014 between 7:00 AM – 2:55 PM



What you can do:

· Be aware of this crime and alert your friends and family about this crime.
· Make sure all doors and windows are locked.
· Pay special attention to any suspicious subjects loitering in the area.
· Call 911 immediately and provide a detailed description of the offender(s) including any vehicle description and license plate information as well as direction of flight, if known.


If you have any information Contact the Bureau of Detectives – Area North
(312) 744-8263
HX-489158, HX-495276, HX-497709, HX-510083, HX-510701
Chicago Police Department

3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Looking for a parking spot (garage)

I need to rent a parking a spot garage for now till the winter ends, we live in Hamlin between Milwaukee and Diversy

3 days ago

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3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Parking Spot

I need a parking a spot garage for now till the winter ends, we live in Hamlin between Milwaukee and Diversy

  • I have a garage with room for another car. Just can't be a big car. Let me know if your interested.

3 days ago

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Lost dog near Altgeld and California named "Louie"

Around 6.30am when I was out walking my dog a neighbor was calling for his dog, Louie (Louis?).

He seemed distraught, and in not shire if he's posted here yet. He described Louie as a brown / tan, very large pit bull. He lives in the apartments on he corner of Altgeld and California above Mops Beauty. I didn't get a name or apartment number.

If anyone has seen Louie, feel free to message me and I'll try to find the owner.

Keep a lookout for Louie, it's cold out there!

  • If you find the owner, tell him to post flyers all over the area right away-it can be very effective. Thanks for helping out.

  • I live nearby on Logan and will keep my eye out. Please let us know if he finds him.

  • Jen

    I'll be on the lookout . Please tell him to check animal control every day if he can. They do a stray tour a few times a day

Jun 27

Updated 3 days ago

Referral for a tenants' rights landlord?

My old landlord is keeping my entire deposit, which I think she is not entitled to. Any suggestions for attorneys who work with tenants on these issues?

  • This ended in my favor. I can privately provide a referral for my attorney for those interested.

  • I'm in the same position and would love a referral and more info if possible. I don't know how to privately message you... Could you email me! Ashleyj985@yahoo.com. Thanks!

3 days ago

Mar 25

Updated 3 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!

  • M-nuff M-nuff

    Josh - are you still setting up Home Brewers meetings? Last post I see was for May 1st

  • Yes, we're still having meetings and have become a pretty active group we're calling the "Logan Brewlevard Society". You can find our group on Facebook - if you have problems finding it you can contact me directly. Thanks!

4 days ago

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4 days ago

About those EB Daily Digest Crime Reports...

Sometimes the crime listed is not readily understood from the description. The link below is to the Illinois State Police Uniform Crime Reporting Offense Codes. You can get the crime from the EB Daily Digest, then refer to the Codes for the applicable IL statute, then just Google the statute number found under ILCS Reference.

E.G., Deceptive Practice: Unauthorized Videotaping, 720-5/26-4.

Offense Codes: https://www.isp.state.il.us/docs/6-260.pdf

(The CPD CLEARMAP pages also attempt to define the crimes, but not nearly as well: http://gis.chicagopolice.org/clearmap/crime_types.html .)

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5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Handyperson recommendation?

Hi
Can anyone recommend someone for a couple of small jobs? Leaky tub faucet, hot water hose change for washer. Some other small odd jobs. Thank you.

Nov 14

Updated 4 days ago

Need HVAC

Greetings fellow neighbors-

Need of your expertise/advise on this matter. My furnace's circulating water pump is making a loud noise when starting and the noise continues while operational. Can anyone recommend a solution and/or reasonable HVAC technician?

Thank you, all.

  • @Morgan-- Love radiators. We kept ours, too, and did SpacePak for air conditioning. It is expensive, but there is no way that we wanted to switch to forced air. Rough estimate is ~$12,000 for a 1600 sf floor.

  • i am an hvac tech in chicago 25 years exp. the noise from your pump if it is a series 100 B&G is from the spring coupler between the motor and impeller housing. it is a reasonable repair. u can reach me at 773 988 2093 if u need assitance

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6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Logan Square Blue Line Station

There were a couple of CTA workers standing just past the turnstiles that appeared to be randomly checking Ventra cards(?) this morning. The station seemed extra staffed this morning as well. Anyone know what's up?

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Need to rent or borrow a table

Hi there - I'm hosting t-giving for more people than I have table space for. I think I'll need one more table, ideally a folding, adjustable-height table that is as close to 6' long and 3' wide (seems most folding ones are no wider than 30"). Anybody know of a place to rent one table from? I could probably buy one for the same cost but don't have anywhere to store it afterward.

  • linda's flower shop on armitage at milwaukee rents folding tables and chairs for cheap

  • Loulu Me

    FYI Card and Party Warehouse (Belmont just west of Pulaski) rents chairs and tables, and has lots of other great stuff for sale. When they had just a couple of the bags I wanted for shower favors and I needed far more, they ordered them right up for me no problem. Shopping local, not corporate is something to think about for your future needs this store meets.

Nov 10

Updated 5 days ago

Looking for new window blinds

I'm looking to buy some new wooden window blinds & have them installed in my house. Does anyone have any recommendations for a local firm? I'd rather not go to Home Depot.

  • Home Depot is the way to go. Good prices, service, installation.

  • cortman NW IN raised / Chicago res since '03

    Agree with those suggesting Home Depot. We used them for Blinds in our bedroom. Reasonably priced and the install was perfect.

5 days ago

Get Party 4 The Park Tix @ Farmers Market!

Unity Park Advisory Council (UPAC) will be at the Indoor Logan Square Farmers Market (Milwaukee & Spaulding) this Sunday, November 23rd from 10am - 3pm.

We will have tickets to our upcoming annual fundraiser, Party for the Park, available. This year's Party for the Park will be Thursday, Dec. 4th, 6-10pm at Weegee's, 3659 W Armitage.

Tickets are $20 and include a food & dessert buffet, 1 drink ticket + 1 raffle entry. There will also be an online silent...

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Unity Park Advisory Council (UPAC) will be at the Indoor Logan Square Farmers Market (Milwaukee & Spaulding) this Sunday, November 23rd from 10am - 3pm.

We will have tickets to our upcoming annual fundraiser, Party for the Park, available. This year's Party for the Park will be Thursday, Dec. 4th, 6-10pm at Weegee's, 3659 W Armitage.

Tickets are $20 and include a food & dessert buffet, 1 drink ticket + 1 raffle entry. There will also be an online silent auction being launched as a component of Party for the Park shortly.

All $ raised will be used for 2015 UPAC programming.

Can't make it to the Farmers Market?

Tickets are also available from UPAC members and on the UPAC website: unityparkchicago.org

Thanks,
Robert Castillo

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