5 days ago

Updated 8 min ago

  • Bger East Village neighbor

    Scott R.O.
    Thank you for looking that up. I knew you'd find nothing. If they won't identify themselves on the site, they're going to make sure you can't find out who is behind it. I agree with what you said.

    Until Chuy gives me chapter and verse on how he...

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    Scott R.O.
    Thank you for looking that up. I knew you'd find nothing. If they won't identify themselves on the site, they're going to make sure you can't find out who is behind it. I agree with what you said.

    Until Chuy gives me chapter and verse on how he plans to address the financial issues of this city I can't support him. I did vote for a progressive in the aldermanic race. I do believe we need independent voices on the city council, and in state and country offices. If we had had some independent thinking in all those legislative bodies maybe solutions to financial ills would have begun long ago.

    But you are absolutely right--this city is in deep trouble financially, as is the state. So there will be no rescue with additional funds from the state. The courts are likely to rule against restructuring pension funds so we're on the hook for that at the state, county and city levels. The solutions will be painful for all Chicagoans but they need to be done so that we can move forward.

  • The EXIF data shows the background image is copyright Mario Habenbacher, an Austrian multimedia designer.
    Doubtful the websites author has rights to it.
    That should tell you something about the personality behind it alone.
    Thats as far as I go though. My job is to protect sites, not attack them.

26 min ago

Aldi Development Presentation

The Bucktown Community Organization is hosting a meeting this week hearing proposals on zoning changes for 2339-59 North Seeley & 2332-34 North Elston in Bucktown.
And a presentation of the ALDI project.

Thought those of us in Logan Square who shop there, or are interested in development, might like to attend. I'm assuming the meeting is open to those who would like to hear about the ALDI project. Wed. 7-8pm. Bucktown Library.

5 days ago

Updated 41 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

  • Loganparkcat...don't say I disagree about blocking the Walmart. Was just pointing that for the person who brought up Walmart. You won't find me in a Walmart or Dollar Stores, both of which seem to line their shelves with poor-produced products from China.

  • Moreno is the first ward alderman, not the mayor. An alderman can't pass a city wide ordinance that the mayor opposes, because - I read in the papers - the mayor controls more than half the votes on the city council.

    In the meantime, Moreno (or the next alderman) can...

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    Moreno is the first ward alderman, not the mayor. An alderman can't pass a city wide ordinance that the mayor opposes, because - I read in the papers - the mayor controls more than half the votes on the city council.

    In the meantime, Moreno (or the next alderman) can control development in the first ward, because it's his job to guess whether the ward would be better or worse off if he accepted a proposal for a new business. Chicago governance is a funky system, no doubt.

    Don't hate the player, hate the game - or, at least, if you dislike the alderman obstructing business, don't complain when Moreno green lights a pawn shop.

2 days ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Mayoral Runoff

Gov. Rauner says he will not be making an endorsement. W. Wilson says on election day he will be meeting with Garcia and expects to endorse him. Gov. Rauner meets with Wilson and asks him to endorse Rahm. Wilson says he is not sure who he will endorse. Hmmmm....what could be afoot?

  • Marcelino Gerena New 31st Ward Resident

    New poll shows Rahm 42.9% Garcia 38.5%.
    Wilson says he will vote for Garcia but not sure who he will endorse.
    Wants his voters to tell him what to do. WTF? And he wanted to be Mayor?
    It makes no sense. Oh well, Chicago politics!

  • I've heard reports that Wilson initially said he would endorse Garcia in the event of a runoff. I think if he said that, he should stick to his word. Rauner calling him and telling him to endorse Rahm certainly doesnt help. It will be very interesting to see who gets...

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    I've heard reports that Wilson initially said he would endorse Garcia in the event of a runoff. I think if he said that, he should stick to his word. Rauner calling him and telling him to endorse Rahm certainly doesnt help. It will be very interesting to see who gets his vote and why. I still think Garcia has to bring his case directly to Wilson voters even if Wilson endorses him. Equality Illinois (A LGBT statewide advocacy group) is getting flak for endorsing Rahm and for not endorsing openly gay Latino candidate Carlos Ramirez Rosa for 35th Ward Alderman. Carlos won and is supporting Garcia. The dynamics in the mayoral runoff are fascinating. Stay tuned!

28 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

3100 Block of Belden and Lyndale

Hello -
I am interested in connecting with neighbors in this area to become more cooperative. It's been really difficult the last 3 years to drive down the alley, because people don't clean their area and many that do, place all of the snow in the middle of the alley. Would love to form an understanding so our entire alley is clean, like other cooperative blocks. Would also like to connect for more block parties and community-based partnerships.

  • Avondaler noisy neighbor

    You mean the alley between the two roads, right?

    The houses on the belden side are mostly rentals, not owner occupied. There may be a couple owner-occupied places on the stretch. The first three on the alley on the Belden side - the alley that hits Belden near Kedzie - are not owner-occupied. I think there are two houses that are, then a bunch of rentals all the way to the albany cul-de-sac. Good luck!

  • Sigh but there are condos there as well it really makes me angry because people are so inconsiderate

23 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Buyer looking for 3/4 Bedroom home in Bucktown.

Newer construction or complete renovation preferred.

  • Shoot me an email and I'll let you know what's out there!

    Chris

    Cmulka@conlonrealestate.com

  • Hi ! I'm a licensed real estate broker & live in Logan Square. I would be glad to send you listings in the area of your choice. Thanks - Bernie . . . 773.354.1066 - countrybernie@earthlink.net

  • I just bought, in Bucktown @ Hoyne/Webster (St. Hedwigs), Closed on Dec 30th. I would recommend Mary Chin from Berkshire Hathaway to represent your best interests.

26 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Licensed Healing Practitioner Wanted

Hi There! We are 3 mental health professionals looking for a 4th office mate to join our space…could that somebody be you? We are looking for a licensed healing practitioner (therapist, acupuncturist, masseuse) who is as energetic, flexible, good-humored, passionate and dedicated to the Logan Square/Humboldt Park communities as we are. Two art therapists and one social worker, as well as a greyhound named B, make up our practice. We are currently seeking out new spaces to work on, but are committed to staying in this community and keeping rent as low as possible. If you think you would like to join us, feel free to contact me at michelle@createcounselingcenter.com. Have an amazing day!

  • Just a quick note...I believe this meets the guidelines of EB. If not, please let me know and I will remove it! Thanks!

  • Just offering a quick note... We prefer massage therapist. I know it's just a word...but in some circles it has a very different definition. ;)

  • Thank you for the correction! I thought masseuse sounded odd :)

4 days ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Yet ANOTHER shooting at Koncrete, formally known as Krush

One man shot another as they stood in the outdoor smoking area of what is now known as "Club Koncrete" at 1675 N. Elston in the Bucktown neighborhood.

The incident occurred last Sunday morning Feb 22 at approx 2am on the clubs property.

Almost 3 years ago one person was killed and another critically wounded in a shootout outside the club (read more here:http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-3-shot-1-dead-on-south-and-northwest-sides-20120218-story.html

The proprietors of the club have been through many City investigations and have continually been given the green light to re-open by the City's Dept. of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection.

for more info see: https://www.facebook.com/KoncreteNights
or http://www.koncretenites.com/

attached image from their Facebook page depicts the club is "under new management"

  • Joe Lake Facebook, Twitter, Klout, EveryBlock, Yahoo Groups

    Sicko?

  • Brandon G Brewer. Engineer. Human.

    I don't even know what to say to the both of you. This exchange has been weird and entertaining, so thank you both for that.

4 hours ago

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5 hours ago

Iron gate repair needed

Looking for referrals for a company to repair our frint gate. The cold has gottwn the best of it again, so need a solid reco please.

5 days ago

Updated 8 hours 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....

  • Well that sucks Chi - I guess we'll wait till the 11th

  • C. M. D. Avondale Triangle resident

    The Board of Elections will count all the absentee ballots on the 10th, which is the last day an absentee ballot can arrive and be counted as valid (also must be postmarked by Feb 23) . There's also 60 provisional ballots that were cast in the 33rd Ward, so those...

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    The Board of Elections will count all the absentee ballots on the 10th, which is the last day an absentee ballot can arrive and be counted as valid (also must be postmarked by Feb 23) . There's also 60 provisional ballots that were cast in the 33rd Ward, so those will have to be verified and counted if valid. So there's something like 300 ballots still outstanding that could swing the election to Mell or put it into a runoff - over 500 absentee ballots were requested, but only just over half had arrived when they counted them for the first time. Meehan will file for a recount on March 3, so I don't think we're going to have an official final count on the 33rd for a while.

3 days ago

Updated 17 hours ago

Artsy Pub Crawl?

I'm looking to put together a pub crawl with an art theme, and I'm specifically looking for restaurants/bars that have local art for sale on the walls. We will be starting in Logan Square but will go anywhere in the city from there. I know Dunlays, Rocking Horse, and the Green Eye typically have art for sale, anyone know of some other good stops?

  • my art is up at Birchwood Kitchen on North. A bit out of this neighborhood, but great food. only open until 9 on weekdays, 4 on weekends.

  • gavondale near Belmont/Kedzie, cyclist, photographer

    Chicago Diner on Milwaukee has stuff up.

25 hours ago

Found keys

Found these keys late last week in the morning on the stairs leading up to the Western blue line stop at Armitage/Milwaukee. Ping me if they look familiar.

28 hours ago

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2 days ago

Updated 29 hours ago

Car broken into while parked on Palmer Blvd

My car was broken into sometime between today and Wednesday night. No windows were broken so either it was jimmied or the door was unlocked. Everything from all the compartments was turned out onto the floor. Two CD cases of CDs were taken, all my change (about $3.00 in pennies) and car phone charger and ipod adapter. No huge losses. I expect it was someone walking down the street trying door handles. Perhaps the fact that the snow wasn't cleared off my car for a day made it look like I was away? It was parked right in front of my apartment, on Palmer Blvd near Sacramento.

  • Thanks Jeff, I don't think it could be avoided, though now I'll look for a person with a staff!

    I think the take away is to not leave things in my car. I remember now I had a plastic bag of trash and recycling on the passenger seat. Even if I know it's not worth anything, I need to make sure my car looks boring to someone who looks in.

  • C. M. D. Avondale Triangle resident

    I has someone break three of my windows to get 75 cents and a screwdriver - sometimes they'll break into your car for the barest possibility of a chance there's something worth money there.

4 days ago

Updated 29 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

  • Marcelino Gerena New 31st Ward Resident

    Well, it appears that the B of E found enough votes for 33rd ward alderman to avoid a runoff. 2 to be exact. Keep that in mind you 2 voters who live in the 33rd and did not vote early or often and wanted a different alderman. The addage "each vote counts" holds true in this election.

  • C. M. D. Avondale Triangle resident

    Meegan and Mell both have enough $$ to file for a recount, which has to be done by Tuesday (per Aldertrack). And as long as the ballot is postmarked by Feb 23, any absentee ballots arriving at the Board of Elections by March 10 count as valid votes (over 500...

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    Meegan and Mell both have enough $$ to file for a recount, which has to be done by Tuesday (per Aldertrack). And as long as the ballot is postmarked by Feb 23, any absentee ballots arriving at the Board of Elections by March 10 count as valid votes (over 500 absentee ballots were requested, leaving just over 200 either not in or unmailed) - plus there's 60 provisional ballots that have to be verified and if those check out, those will add to the total. With a race this close, I'm sure each vote is going to be hand counted and scrutinized - regular, absentee, and provisional.

    This race is still a long way from over.

5 days ago

Updated 45 hours 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.

3 days ago

Updated 45 hours ago

The snowy boulevards sure look beautiful...

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

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4 days ago

Updated 2 days 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

3 days ago

Updated 2 days 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.

  • Thanks, was just looking for someone to do this.. :)

  • Me, too. They came out today and called back with an estimate.

2 days ago

Jan 16

Updated 2 days ago

Sterling Goss space?

Does anyone know if something is going in here? I noticed that the "For Lease" sign was down, but not sure if it just fell or was taken down...

  • Brian AB live in west btown

    I've heard rumors of a wrap sandwich place, but isn't that so 1996?

  • The sign was back up for awhile, but is now down again...?

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Coffee at Western and Armitage?

I've noticed that one of the storefronts on Western (right across from Margie's) seems to be some sort of coffee shop? I've seen people in there a few times, but there isn't any signage. Does anyone know what's going on there?

3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Cell Phone Thieves!

Careful Bucktown / Wicker Park area!

A friend got her cellphone stolen

"i did that thing where women look behind them to make sure they're not being followed--twice. both times, there was no one behind me. as i was about to cross bloomingdale, some dude ran up behind me, yanked my cell phone out of my coat pocket, and hopped into a getaway car that was waiting for him on bloomingdale"

they're driving around in a light blue or silver acura coupe IL plate: E45 1644

  • What time of day did this happen?

  • George West Bucktown Resident

    Given you have the license plate I hope your friend made a police report. If so, I live in the building on that corner and our landlord has security cameras filming down both streets. I'm not sure how long they keep them. Doesn't make me feel too safe that they are hiding out right around the corner of our building!

3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Apartments available?

Anyone know of any apartments available that accept dogs?

  • 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

  • Hi Bernie.. It won't let me email you, please email me. Lenhart.becky13@gmail.com

5 days ago

Updated 3 days 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.

3 days 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!

3 days ago

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3 days ago

3 days ago

Great Deal for Swim Classes

Hi all! I got a great deal at the British Swim School and i wanted to share the savings! $99 for 6 weeks of classes (1 class per week). It is usually $25 per class, cant beat it! Let them know i (Jennifer Serrano) referred you so you can get the great deal. Gotta get ready for summer time dips with the little ones!!

www.britishswimschool.com

Feb 16

Updated 3 days 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.

4 days ago

Updated 4 days 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!

Feb 11

Updated 4 days ago

  • Dave- Scott is anti-status quo in that he refuses to vote along with Rahm's left-wing lackeys on the city council, so you two should really be kindred spirits!

  • Joe Lake Facebook, Twitter, Klout, EveryBlock, Yahoo Groups

    In 2007, Scott Waguespack defeated formen Ald. Ted Matlak (appointed as alderman in 1998) by 121 votes. The Ted Matlak-Terry Gabinski-Dan Rostenkowski-Joe Rodtenkowski regime had run the 32nd Ward for nearly one hundred years. That's status quo.

4 days ago

Updated 4 days 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.

4 days ago

Updated 4 days 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!

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Feb 22

Updated 4 days 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 5 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.

5 days ago

Updated 5 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

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