7 hours ago

Updated 14 min ago

Best way for finding decent renters in Humboldt Pk

I have tried Craigslist and the Reader, and as soon as anyone looks at the address they get spooked and cancel the showing or don't show up.
I am new to the neighborhood in a 3 flat (close to Hamlin and Division) and was wondering if there are neighborhood newspapers or announcements anyone knows of that I could post an ad, or if anyone has any other resources to find a decent tenant in Humboldt Pk/West Humboldt Pk area. Was thinking of visiting churches next. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!

  • Hi abok. My name is Cole Parleir and I am a broker with The North Clybourn Group Real Estate agency as well as a resident of Humboldt Park. We have many landlords we represent in Humboldt Park and have been since 1989 finding qualified tenants.

    Let me know if you want to talk details by emailing me at cole@ncgchicago.com and am happy to consult you free of charge. I love my neighborhood and want to see the owners as well as renters prosper.

    Happy to help,

    Cole

  • Kathy on Crystal Twenty five year resident. Real Estate specialist.

    The company I work for manages a couple of properties within a couple of blocks of the location you mentioned and I would agree that it is harder to rent than right than the immediate Humboldt Park area. You need to have patience. You need to provide a decent product...

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    The company I work for manages a couple of properties within a couple of blocks of the location you mentioned and I would agree that it is harder to rent than right than the immediate Humboldt Park area. You need to have patience. You need to provide a decent product at a good price to attract good quality tenants. And you need to address security concerns that might scare away good tenants.
    One of the two properties we manage right there has really nice units (almost condo quality) and the building itself does not regularly have people hanging out in front. We price the units a little under market and stick to our standards on tenant quality and we manage to get good people. The other property is on a "bad" corner and the units are a little "funky" and it is tough to keep good people in there, even with discounted rent.
    You can get away with "funky" units if they are rented cheap enough, but the bad aesthetics of gang bangers hanging out near your building is a real deal killer. I used to own a building at Potomac and Spaulding when that was a really bad corner (it's fine now). The local drug dealers would constantly scare away my rental prospects, so I started having people meet me at the real estate office and I would drive them to the building myself, thinking that if I could get them in the unit to see it the prospect might get over the location issue. I also worked with CAPS to get the corner cleaned up.
    The good news is that Hamlin and Division is closer to the first building I described and I personally don't think it is that bad there. Transportation is pretty good and there are some shopping opportunities within walking distance. You might want to consider a non exclusive rental listing with a couple of rental agents that gets you more coverage. I could help you out there if you like.

22 hours ago

Updated 24 min ago

Later Gator!

Fleur's movin!

  • Susan S. resident

    Just up the block like the sign says, to 2651 N. Milwaukee.

  • Eliina Lawyer, parent, Logan Square resident since 2007

    What is taking over Fleur's space?

Aug 10

Updated 57 min ago

Looking to meet new mom's!

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

  • Sounds great! We will be there!

  • Ill cross post it as well on the Logan square/wicker park/bucktown moms Facebook page in case anyone else might like to meet up!

1 hour ago

Deck construction folks?

Hi all. I'm looking to re-do my backyard deck and was wondering if anyone had some good folks they could point me towards? Yelp seems less than helpful and Angie's List is largely bought and paid for. Many thanks in advance.

Feb 25

Updated 1 hour ago

Interested in 'red wiggler' worm bins in the spring?

OK, I'll admit that the warmer weather got me thinking 'gardening' mode... I had to 'make and take' a red wiggler bin to get full credit for Master Composter degree and the winter had them 'especially happy' in the basement so I have two huge bins ready to share. You need a plastic tub with lid that has 1/4 inch holes punched in top for air and then we tear up newspaper, throw in a little garden dirt, wet so...

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OK, I'll admit that the warmer weather got me thinking 'gardening' mode... I had to 'make and take' a red wiggler bin to get full credit for Master Composter degree and the winter had them 'especially happy' in the basement so I have two huge bins ready to share. You need a plastic tub with lid that has 1/4 inch holes punched in top for air and then we tear up newspaper, throw in a little garden dirt, wet so it is like a 'rung out sponge', and put in the worms. They eat 'left over' lettuce, coffee grounds, etc (except onions, peppers, citrus). Easy VERY EASY to care for in basement or garage (some people keep them under the sink..no smell)
This is the best 'soil' you will find and excellent for seedlings. You separate the worms from the 'soil' (I can tell you how) and use the soil in your garden, house plants, etc. YOU MUST NOT put the worms in composters or soil outside as they are not native and they eat constantly and will eat all the surface plants.
If you are interested, please let me know and it will be another reason for spring to come quickly!@

  • Hello! If anyone still needs worms, I have a ton! Send me a PM to erinlynn 60618 @ gmail.com These are originally from Kitty's batch.

  • I have worms, too, also from Kitty's batch. Super productive little guys (and gals).

2 days ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Follow Up to Provenance Food & Wine debate

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

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

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

Signed,
a very disappointed FORMER customer.

  • I don't think you hang out at the same places Jim. It does quite well even without your business believe it or not!

  • The Lincoln Square shop IS NOT closing. For goodness sake, they're raffling off a gift certificate to that shop for people who brought in food for Common Pantry. And if they were going to "squat" in that space, why is Provenance selling off fixtures? Hard to put stuff on shelves...

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    The Lincoln Square shop IS NOT closing. For goodness sake, they're raffling off a gift certificate to that shop for people who brought in food for Common Pantry. And if they were going to "squat" in that space, why is Provenance selling off fixtures? Hard to put stuff on shelves if there aren't shelves to be had.

    Enough of this bad mouthing of what's been a good store & an asset to the community. Enough of all the nasty talk about them on here. It seems since Every Block returned it's been taken over by trolls who seem to want to stir up the hate.

6 days ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Need Red Wigglers?

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

  • My worms are crazy productive as well. Who wants some? Shoot me a message at erinlynn 60618 @ gmail.com

    These are also originally from Kitty's batch.

  • BBounds - I am available next weekend -- just let me know when you're free and we'll set up a time for a worm handover.

3 days ago

Updated 2 hours ago

26th Ward priorities

New Life Church, corner of Homan and Division, getting prepped for new sidewalks.

I know, I know. Sometimes a new sidewalk is just a new sidewalk.

There have been so many unmet infrastructure and maintenance needs for so many years in this Ward, it seems odd that this improvement would be given priority over tax-paying resident's longstanding problems.

  • Pastor "Choco" De Jesus until recently sat on the City's Zoning Board of Appeals, which only has 5 members. Is it any wonder that Choco, Maldonado, and anyone else would ignore the concerns of long-time residents and push whatever they want through? They can ram through whatever zoning change they...

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    Pastor "Choco" De Jesus until recently sat on the City's Zoning Board of Appeals, which only has 5 members. Is it any wonder that Choco, Maldonado, and anyone else would ignore the concerns of long-time residents and push whatever they want through? They can ram through whatever zoning change they want in spite of community input while they are in power, and resistance is nearly futile.

    While on the Board of Appeals, Choco used his influence and power to derail a planned city high school for LGBT students.

    Pre-construction, the United Blocks of West Humboldt Park, a respected inclusive community group around since 1995, asked Choco to present their facility site-plan to the group and respond to questions.

    I have to give him some credit for showing up, but when residents asked why half of the 4 acre site was going to remain undeveloped he didn't have any answer for them. Parking concerns be darned!

    There are less than 100 parking spots DESIGNED to accommodate 4000 congregants. Congregate has the same root word as Congestion, which is exactly what residents were concerned about, and it is exactly what we got.

    I heard that the non-tax-exempt business owner in the factory/warehouse building directly to the North of the church offered use of their parking lot on Sundays to take another 75 (my estimate) cars off the street. If that building ever gets sold, or the relationship sours or changes, parking and traffic will get even worse around here.

    With Choco's extensive tax-exempt property holdings near the Bloomingdale Trail, residents here are worried that he will sell out his investments there which have skyrocketed in value (he lives in a 3 story mansion near the Trail), and build a bigger and "better" facility on those 2 acres to treat addicts which is one of his big ministries.

    So yeah, insufficient infrastructure, I agree, but it is by design.

    AIMBY (already in my backyard).

  • I live on the corner of Division and Homan and seen first hand the moves the alderman and the Pastor Choco has done. 1st the bus stops moved back in front of my house, then the other bus stop moved, now the new sidewalks look on the eastside of homan...

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    I live on the corner of Division and Homan and seen first hand the moves the alderman and the Pastor Choco has done. 1st the bus stops moved back in front of my house, then the other bus stop moved, now the new sidewalks look on the eastside of homan across from the new sidewalks. The damages left from the construction trucks when the Church was being built. We were told all that will be repaired and still nothing. The sidewalk on the church side which was fine and better then other areas in the ward had VIP services. No one had mention the new driveway on the division side being put in by the main entrance. Maldonado don't care about his ward and I can't wait until he is voted out.

2 hours ago

Homeless man beaten to death in Logan Square

http://www.suntimes.com/news/29610019-418/homeless-man-beaten-to-death-in-logan-square.html#.VAS1GfldU1I

A homeless man was beaten to death Saturday night in the Logan Square neighborhood.

Two males got out of a vehicle in the 1900 block of North Ridgeway at 10:50 p.m. and beat the 59-year-old man with their hands and feet, police said.

The man was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

A police source said the man was homeless.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office confirmed the fatality but did not release any other details.

21 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Found - Black Trek

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

  • My mid eighties trek 620 was taken about a month ago

  • My family's 3 bikes were stolen this weekend out of our garage. One was a ladies huffy, purple. The other 2 are Twenty Nine, men's, one black and one black and red. All 3 had schwin seats.

3 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Need to rehome a koi

We need to find a home for a pond koi about 10 to 12 inches long. It is getting to large for our pond. We have posted on Craig's list as well.

4 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Is there good stereo repair nearby?

i have an older (90s) pioneer turntable where the arm is messed up (it keeps going over like it's playing a 45 no matter what you set it to 33 or 45. also needs a new needle cartridge. is there a place you know of that repairs older stereos and isn't crazy expensive, or should i just chuck it and get a new turntable?

7 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Free Wood for bonfires/firepits

There is a bunch of free wood in the alley behind 830 N. Hamlin.
Most need to be cut as there are some long pieces.
Must have come from an old floor or deck, some pieces are long, but you can cut them for firewood.

  • Are they painted, sealed or stained? If so, burning them is a sure way to infuse toxins and carcinogens into your s'more recipe.

  • abok abok

    I have no idea. I am just offering that if people want it it's there, people can make their own call on that one.

Jan 12 2013

Updated 5 hours ago

No response from Alderman Maldonado's office

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

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

  • NFT LS landlord and resident

    It should not require a visit to get something done. I've called and emailed 4 times in the past 2 months weeks to get a sewer fixed that overflows every time it rains, even minimally, and blocks a lane of traffic. I've had 3 tickets closed by 311 with no response just in the last two months. I've been trying to get this fixed since 2011. It should not be this hard.

  • Agreed...can you go directly to the city on this? Can you present a 'log' of all your attempts...even a letter (certified so you know he got it) to the mayor's office? Good luck..very frustrating when all 'we' are asking for are the 'basics...

6 hours ago

Looking for someone to refinish a dining room table

Does anyone have a recommendation on someone that can refinish a dining room table. We have some inlay that is coming loose we had a glue mishap on the top and a poor job to fix it. Preferably they don't have to remove it since it weighs a few hundred pounds and we live on the 3rd floor.

Jun 22

Updated 6 hours ago

Red Lion Logan Square Now Open

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

  • Hayek Not FDIC Insured | May lose value

    That's awesome Jason. I want as many local businesses as we can get. I'm tired of having to walk all the way to Bucktown to find a nice open air place to hang out. Although the walk is probably good for me.

    I noticed the sign the other night while riding my bike actually. Almost had a seizure and fell off.

  • i heard -- and have to check out -- that they are having success booking good bands on fri/sat and get a crowd then. how that works with their byob status, i have no idea!

18 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Fireworks or gunshots?

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

7 hours ago

MOVING BOXES

They aren't mine... but someone put a bunch of boxes on the corner of Maplewood and Belden buy a big dumpster. Come get em!

7 hours ago

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27 hours ago

Updated 8 hours ago

Free comics!

I have 80 plus comic books I am trying to give away. All modern age mostly DC. You take one you take 80! At least half are bagged and boarded

  • Hi, I'd love to grab some too if possible but didn't see a way to inbox you. Send me a direct message if you can. Thanks!

  • MGA

    I would love to get these for my 12 year old if you still have them. Email me.

14 hours ago

2 days ago

Updated 16 hours ago

Good coffee shop near Palmer Circle?

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

19 hours ago

Updated 19 hours ago

Studios and One Bedrooms in Logan?

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

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

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

  • Kat in Logan Grad student, cat mom, baker

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

3 days ago

Updated 19 hours ago

We found your dog! Female Beagle

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

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

    @Tracy -

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

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

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    @Tracy -

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

4 days ago

Updated 26 hours ago

Chihuahua Running Loose in Logan

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

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

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

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

31 hours ago

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3 days ago

Updated 31 hours ago

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

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

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

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

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

  • Yosef A Logan Square neighbor since 1990

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

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

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

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

    http://www.ashlandglass.com

38 hours ago

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Aug 24

Updated 42 hours ago

Bolt Cutters - SAVE A TREE

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

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

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

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

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

5 days ago

Updated 42 hours ago

Amazonian front yard?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Chicago’s Recycled Art Fair returns to Logan Square!

This looks to be a cool party on the block-

From their web site- (Remix Chicago)

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

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Moving boxes

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

Thanks!

Aug 08

Updated 2 days ago

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Signed a very disappointed FORMER customer.

2 days ago

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Aug 22

Updated 2 days ago

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

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

  • best wishes in finding her owner.

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

2 days ago

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Potholes... in august

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

  • ben

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

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

5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Good Morning-

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

  • Karen SHA treasurer, planting lady

    Me too!!

  • Karen SHA treasurer, planting lady

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

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Lost: Set of Apartment Keys

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

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

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

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

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

  • Marie Yuen Writer

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

  • Marie Yuen Writer

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

    Relieved and grateful.

Aug 08

Updated 2 days ago

Kedzie construction crews ringing doorbells before 7AM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Hayek Not FDIC Insured | May lose value

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

  • Hayek Not FDIC Insured | May lose value

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

3 days ago

Health and Wellness Fair Set for Sept. 10

Soccer stars promoting health and wellness are coming your way! Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center (PSMEMC) is sponsoring a community health and wellness event from 3 to 6 p.m. on September 10 at the Saint Mary Campus (Division and Oakley), Chicago.

3 days ago

A Bright Future for Bright Endeavors

Dana Emanuel at Bright Endeavors created a new recycling initiative called Good Glass Chicago. This is a one-of-a-kind program that recycles used and empty glass candle votives, rents them out to local event venues and restaurants, and then once returned they are cleaned out and refilled to be re-rented. What makes this program so special is the fact that the people that work to recycle these votives are young mothers in a difficult situation – by working at Bright Endeavors these women learn transferable skills and complete an 8-week work training program. Once they graduate from this program they have help finding a new job and are then able to provide for themselves and for their children. It’s a program with a mission, and they produce beautiful products.

3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

ComEd fridge recycling program

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

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

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

  • Thank you John! That makes sense!

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