Sep 09

Logan Square House Walk featured on Curbed Chicago & LoganSquareTV!

Do you love historic homes? Interior tours of Logan Square's magnificent turn-of-the-century homes are available this Saturday. Now is your chance to get an inside look at the historical richness and beauty of this landmark neighborhood!

Logan Square Preservation 2014 House and Garden Walk is this Saturday, September 13th.

More information and tickets available online: www.logansquarepreservation.org

Presale tickets are available to purchase until Friday, September 12th and are available for pickup at Will Call the day of the walk.

Check out what Curbed Chicago said about the House & Garden Walk:
http://chicago.curbed.com/archives/2014/09/04/tour-logan-squares-historic-19th-century-boulevard-homes.php

You can get a sneak peak of one of the houses on LoganSquareTV:
http://logansquare.tv/?p=848

For questions email: logansquarehousewalk@gmail.com

Sep 03

Arts Sanctuary. Free Event. This Friday (Sept 5th). 7-10pm

In conjunction with the Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce, Wicker Park Lutheran Church is establishing a First Fridays exhibition series called “Arts Sanctuary” - a haven for the arts of all kinds! Our goal is to cultivate a series of events that brings together the arts and our community while exploring connections between art and spirituality. September's event, which is entitled "Mercy, Unity, Restoration," is open to the public and will take place from 7–10 p.m at Wicker Park...

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In conjunction with the Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce, Wicker Park Lutheran Church is establishing a First Fridays exhibition series called “Arts Sanctuary” - a haven for the arts of all kinds! Our goal is to cultivate a series of events that brings together the arts and our community while exploring connections between art and spirituality. September's event, which is entitled "Mercy, Unity, Restoration," is open to the public and will take place from 7–10 p.m at Wicker Park Lutheran Church (1500 N. Hoyne Ave - corner of Hoyne and LeMoyne) .

Among others, the exhibition will feature a social practice piece entitled “Sewing Forgiveness” by Catherine Schwalbe. Live jazz, local beer, and light refreshments will round out the evening. A suggested donation will be taken at the door and the proceeds will go to Youth Futures, a local nonprofit that works with 16-21 year olds who are on probation and parole, providing mentoring, educational services, and restorative justice programs.

Sep 02

Updated Sep 03

Does anyone know anything about the church at Damen and Evergreen?

I walked past it on Monday night and noticed for the first time that it's up for rent. I researched it a little bit but I can't find out anything about what happened to the church that used to be there. I guess it's called the Chicago Evangelical Missionary Society-- does anyone know where the church moved to or what became of the people that went there? When did the building go up for rent?

Sep 02

Updated Sep 02

Found Dog

We found a young puppy Beagle last week near pritzker school. Please let me know if you have heard of anyone losing a dog. Thank you!

Aug 27

Updated Sep 02

He didn't do it

I want to rally volunteers to clear my son from that wicker park robbery that happend 6 days 8/21/14 ago the man who got robbed knew it wasn't my son but the parents of the suspects are pastors and they knew my son didn't do it and didn't tell police neither did their son (suspect) and the parents are mad at me because I told them they were justifying their son's behavior and crime my son got charged for a...

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I want to rally volunteers to clear my son from that wicker park robbery that happend 6 days 8/21/14 ago the man who got robbed knew it wasn't my son but the parents of the suspects are pastors and they knew my son didn't do it and didn't tell police neither did their son (suspect) and the parents are mad at me because I told them they were justifying their son's behavior and crime my son got charged for a crime he did not commit he's only fourteen and the neighborhood knows him and they also know the reputation of the other teens and their's is bad. My baby was at the wrong place at the wrong time the eighteen yr old stole my son's gymshooes back in April and I made a report help me clear his name please he attends the Mosaic Church at Pritzker Elementary School in Wicker Park . Contact 7736665644 thanks for support.

  • S. T. West sider via south via north

    Hi,

    You should delete this post. You should never talk about a pending case on the internet or anywhere else. The only person you should be talking to is your lawyer. You need a lawyer, community support won't help anything if you rely on public defenders. If you don't have a lawyer, you can find pro-bono representation here: http://apps.americanbar.org/legalservices/findlegalhelp/home.cfm

  • I won't comment on specifics of seeing this group around the neighborhood causing trouble. WE also live in the neighborhood, some of us for many, many years. I see the same groups of kids smoking, swearing and even doing drug deals on the street I live on. The neighborhood has...

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    I won't comment on specifics of seeing this group around the neighborhood causing trouble. WE also live in the neighborhood, some of us for many, many years. I see the same groups of kids smoking, swearing and even doing drug deals on the street I live on. The neighborhood has changed quite a bit in the last ten years. This behavior is not longer acceptable and overlooked. All I can say is good luck with your case and have faith in the justice system. I've known a lot of individuals who cleaned up their act from one juvenile mishap.

  • Craig Born and raised in the city.

    If the person who got robbed knew your son wasn't the person to rob him, then how or who identified your son?

Aug 29

Logan Square House & Garden Walk- September 13th!

The Logan Square Preservation 2014 House and Garden Walk is on Saturday September 13th! Interior tours of Logan Square's turn-of-the-century mansions available for view between the hours of 10AM-5PM. Get your tickets today online at www.logansquarepreservation.org or this Sunday at the Logan Square Farmer's Market!

Aug 21

Updated Aug 22

Over Night Blue Line Construction

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

  • Can you go on the website and get more information about construction?

    Sadly, city services has different 'rules' as I learned from 606. But file a complaint with the city anyway...everyone needs to sleep...

Aug 20

Updated Aug 21

Hair Color Models Needed Monday! $10!

I'm a hair color apprentice looking for hair color models every Monday!
Shoot me an email if you're interested!
Where:
Art+Science Salon
1554 N Milwaukee Ave
Appointment times:
1pm
3pm
5pm

Aug 19

Logan Square's Annual House & Garden Walk! Interior Tours-Sept 13th!

This year marks the return of this popular late summer event hosted by Logan Square Preservation, a long-standing non-profit community organization with a rich history of preserving the homes and unique character of the neighborhood and its Boulevard network.

EIGHT PALMER SQUARE HOMES TO BE FEATURED ON
2014 HOUSE & GARDEN WALK SEPTEMBER 13

CHICAGO – Elegant restored or preserved residences on or surrounding Palmer Square, once home to bicycle icon Ignaz Schwinn, will be open for public view September...

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This year marks the return of this popular late summer event hosted by Logan Square Preservation, a long-standing non-profit community organization with a rich history of preserving the homes and unique character of the neighborhood and its Boulevard network.

EIGHT PALMER SQUARE HOMES TO BE FEATURED ON
2014 HOUSE & GARDEN WALK SEPTEMBER 13

CHICAGO – Elegant restored or preserved residences on or surrounding Palmer Square, once home to bicycle icon Ignaz Schwinn, will be open for public view September 13 during the Logan Square Preservation 2014 House & Garden Walk.

Visitors enjoy relaxed interior tours of stately turn-of-the-century homes led by trained docents who provide insight on history and architectural significance.

The event also includes access to four striking area gardens and the Old Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Church, the first religious institution of its kind in Chicago.

Most homes and gardens on the walk are located on Palmer Square, a pocket neighborhood of Logan Square, one of Chicago’s most historic and vibrant communities. The seven-acre Square recently was redeveloped by the City to include a children's play space, walking trails, soft surface jogging trail, open lawn areas, lighting, seating, and landscaping.

Visitors are highly encouraged to take in the Walk at a leisurely pace and also explore the surrounding neighborhood, now home to many award-winning, ethnic and eclectic restaurants.

The House and Garden Walk runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

TICKETS:

Advance tickets are now on sale for $25; day of event tickets are $30. Those interested can purchase tickets on Sundays from noon to 2 p.m. at the Logan Square Comfort Station, 2579 N. Milwaukee Av., or by visiting www.logansquarepreservation.org

Request further information from logansquarehousewalk@gmail.com.

Aug 19

Call For Local Artists

OPEN CALL FOR “ARTS SANCTUARY” VISUAL ART EXHIBITION ON SEPTEMBER 5, 2014

In conjunction with the Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce, Wicker Park Lutheran Church is establishing a First Fridays exhibition series called “Arts Sanctuary.” Our goal is to cultivate a series of events that bring together the arts and our community while exploring connections between art and spirituality. September's event, which is entitled "Mercy, Unity, Restoration," is open to the public and will take place from 7–10 p.m....

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OPEN CALL FOR “ARTS SANCTUARY” VISUAL ART EXHIBITION ON SEPTEMBER 5, 2014

In conjunction with the Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce, Wicker Park Lutheran Church is establishing a First Fridays exhibition series called “Arts Sanctuary.” Our goal is to cultivate a series of events that bring together the arts and our community while exploring connections between art and spirituality. September's event, which is entitled "Mercy, Unity, Restoration," is open to the public and will take place from 7–10 p.m.

Among others, the exhibition will feature a social practice piece entitled “Sewing Forgiveness” by Catherine Schwalbe. Live jazz, local beer, and light refreshments will round out the evening. The event is free with a suggested donation, and proceeds will go to Youth Futures, a local nonprofit that works with young adults who are on probation and parole, providing mentoring, educational services, and restorative justice programs.

EXHIBITION DATE

September 5th, 2014, 7–10 p.m.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

We are looking for works to display, primarily from artists working in the Wicker Park, Bucktown, Logan Square, Humboldt Park, and greater West Town areas, and especially those featuring the topics of mercy, forgiveness, restoration, and unity. If your work is outside the scope of concept or location, it will still be considered. Please respond via email to Kristin Turpin (kristin.hanson@gmail.com) with the following:

-A JPEG or link to the piece(s) you’d like to display

-Overall dimensions

-Display requirements

We’ll do our best to ensure all submissions receive a timely response.

DEADLINE

Submissions will be accepted through August 30th.

Thank you and we look forward to working together to create a shared art experience!

Aug 18

Updated Aug 19

Prasino Wicker Park Closes Indefinitely

Owner has had it: "tired of everything going out the back door". Tried to grab a bite there today, owner said he made decision to close doors this morning.

Aug 17

Hair color models needed tomorrow!

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

Aug 12

Updated Aug 12

Balloon Framing? An architectural history question.

A while back I read that the old Mena Travel building on Milwaukee Ave. has landmark status because it is a rare example of "balloon framing." Wow, I thought - that is kind of cool, but who will ever see the framing of the building - it's usually all covered up. Well it's being reno'd now and is down to the studs. So I stared at it yesterday, and help me out. What is "balloon framing"? -I expected to see something like an Amish barn structure???

  • yourhandsmyface Palmer square. Drummer.

    Balloon framing uses old growth trees where the exterior framing members extend from the top of the foundation to the top of the house, creating one continuous stud cavity. It's most easily recognized where the floor joist tie into the exterior walls - if the joists are attached to the...

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    Balloon framing uses old growth trees where the exterior framing members extend from the top of the foundation to the top of the house, creating one continuous stud cavity. It's most easily recognized where the floor joist tie into the exterior walls - if the joists are attached to the sides of exterior studs, rather that the exterior studs resting on the joist, it's likely to be balloon framed. Thus construction type is terrible for energy efficiency due to the connectedness of the attic and basement (air leakage) and also presents some difficulty when insulating during a retrofit.

Aug 04

Cello Teacher?

I'm looking for a cello teacher to take affordable 1:1 lessons. I'm a beginner with little experience and am looking to finally learn a thing or two. Any recommendations???

Jul 31

Updated Aug 01

Early morning cabs

What's my best bet for getting a cab around 5am tomorrow? A company where I can call ahead, Uber, or just waiting in a certain area on Chicago ave? I'm headed to the airport and want to avoid any delays.

Thanks!

  • I've ordered cabs through taxi magic for airport rides only to be told 10 min before they're supposed to show up that they're not coming. This has happened multiple times so I only Uber everywhere. Plus you don't have to worry about having cash or fishing through your purse for a credit card (and then get attitude from the cabbie for not using cash). Safe travels and I hope you're going somewhere fun!!

  • NAFSBUC Walking my Fitbit and Flatcoat 10k steps/day

    completely agree with Maka

Aug 01

Wicker Park / Bucktown

Anyone know what was going on around the 6 corners early this morning around 430 am. There were men screaming at each other for about half an hour. Sounded like a brawl.

Jul 29

New Lyft Passengers

Hey everyone! This weekend is going to be a busy weekend in Chicago with Lollapalooza etc. Have you tried Lyft yet?! If not, how about a free ride for your first ride with Lyft? Use code JEOR11 for a $25 credit for your first ride. Please share this code with friends. Stay safe Chicago!

Jul 26

Ford Focus All Weather Mats

2011-Present Ford Focus All Weather Mats, Like new condition Will fit in present model Escape, but has "Focus" molded into the rubber on the front mats.

Jul 23

Updated Jul 23

Moving boxes and packing

I have some moving boxes and packing if anyone is in need of them. I'd love to see them repurposed!

  • Andrea in Logan Square

    No problem. I recieve private messages through EB sending an email to my personal email account used to log into the site. Unsure if others get them a different way, but check there first.

  • Thank you. I found how to turn on this feature but your email did not come to my inbox. Do you mind trying once more?

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