7 hours ago

Updated 20 min 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.

  • KJean Work in EGP. Live in Logan.

    Thanks for the alert and glad they didn't steal anything of serious value 😣. I live just down the street.

  • tom in bucktown on and off Chicagoan for 10 years

    When I lived in detroit I actually used to leave my drivers side window cracked an inch and my door unlocked with nothing of value to prevent windows from being broken. I never had an issue. I have had one car window broken in chicago in ten years. Left a work bag in plain sight and they broke the window to get it. Leaned my lesson.

9 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Humboldt Park Gang Banger States 'we've been here and were here to stay"

On another EB Thread "Mayoral Race" a self proclaimed gang member talks about how he will fight to stop gentrification and yuppies from taking over HP and wanted Chuy for the city and Juanita Irizarry for the 26th ward elected to accomplish this goal. This person goes on to state what great things gangs have done for HP and that gentrification is ruining these things by forcing fellow gang members to move out of HP. I wish I would have...

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On another EB Thread "Mayoral Race" a self proclaimed gang member talks about how he will fight to stop gentrification and yuppies from taking over HP and wanted Chuy for the city and Juanita Irizarry for the 26th ward elected to accomplish this goal. This person goes on to state what great things gangs have done for HP and that gentrification is ruining these things by forcing fellow gang members to move out of HP. I wish I would have read his thread earlier because several of his statements were pulled from EB before I could read them. I am astonished when he proudly writes that most of HP residence were criminals and gang bangers working together against good neighbors who called the police back in the 80's and 90's! I found it interesting that he states he attends beat meetings and will use every legal way to stop the undesirables from taking over HP, like they did in Wicker Park. I started this thread because the other threads topic was not about gang bangers and here non-gang members can read what a confessed gang banger thinks about them and how gangs "won't give up without a fight"-" It won't be as easy as you think to get rid of us"! This is what is happening in HP right now. Criminals in HP are working to get politicians elected who they believe will keep them living here and stop the evils of gentrification from occurring. Do they think they can stop progress or law abiding citizens from moving into HP? What about all the good people of HP that they have been victimizing in decades past? Do they think they will allow this to happen? This topic is now open for discussion. Is it wrong to want to make HP a beautiful place again to raise a family at the expense of moving criminals and gang bangers out?

  • Maybe it is time to find a new cave, Allen? Humboldt Park is changing and it is time to embrace it, move on, or die having a heart attack freaking out about a change that is so large and inevitable you really cannot hope to even have any significant influence...

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    Maybe it is time to find a new cave, Allen? Humboldt Park is changing and it is time to embrace it, move on, or die having a heart attack freaking out about a change that is so large and inevitable you really cannot hope to even have any significant influence to the contrary.

    Ordinary working class folks are getting squeezed out of the more expensive neighborhoods city-wide, and they are buying and renovating dilapidated and often abandoned structures, and rejuvenating the 'hood. Or are you one those that are misguided who think that Gentrification only affects brown and black people? If you really pay attention, you might realize that those that have moved to HP are largely open-minded and diverse. Why work against a good thing?

    I do appreciate your honesty, and I have a wide parameter of what kind of folks I like living around me, but I have never found evidence of "peace" obtained through aggression, fear or violence to exist in any lasting kind of way. That kind of "rule" is tyranny, against which the very fabric of this country is stretched to resist.

    I think it is a great success that you have moved from the street and gang life and now are a homeowner and skilled employed person. That is solid. And a Sox fan to boot.

    I wish you luck. It is sometimes hard to adjust to a changing world. Harder for some than others. I hope you get there and hop on the ride that HP has been and continues to be. Godspeed.

  • Allen Montgomery The real humboldt park

    I really don't think Humboldt will fully gentrfy. I know a lot of spots the boys still hang on, west and east side. And some yuppies that are kinda cool with it. Or at least in front of them they just act like they don't have a problem with it....

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    I really don't think Humboldt will fully gentrfy. I know a lot of spots the boys still hang on, west and east side. And some yuppies that are kinda cool with it. Or at least in front of them they just act like they don't have a problem with it. Like I said in another post. We've always been here and were not going anywhere anytime soon. I think people just have to realize that they can never fully eradicate gang activities in these neighborhoods. It's impossible. And the housing market hasn't fully recovered, there is still lots of foreclosures and police cameras that keep property values from being able to rise. And there are people like me and Jose Lopez who are willing to do whatever we can to save the hood. And also there is the low income brickerdikes. You combine all of these scenarios and anyone can quickly realize that gentrification here won't be as easy as it had been in other neighborhoods. Think about it, where do you stay at ? Your telling me that you don't see any riff raff left. It's clearly not the glory days, but it's definitely still there. How do you stop something that people believe in, something where it's history dates back for generations. Don't fool yourself. What you see now is probably the most this neighborhood will gentrify. If it was gonna fully change it would've by now. Just like Wicker, Bucktown and East Village. You seem to smart to fool yourself don't.

1 hour ago

Ridgeway and LeMoyne?? Good move?

What is the area around Ridgeway and LeMoyne like. Considering moving to the area. Looking to purchase.

3 days ago

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13 hours ago

Updated 2 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?

29 hours ago

Updated 4 hours 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.

6 hours ago

Updated 6 hours 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?

13 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Riot Fest Needs our Help

UPDATE.....I went to the Humboldt Park Advisory Council meeting Thursday night at 6:30 P.M., Max Wagner a RF coordinator stated "Mike who runs RF has NOT decided if RF will be held in HP"!!!!! From what I understood, RF is being made to jump through hoops to have the fest in HP. I listened as the HPAC President "Amy Vega" told Max that she had sent FOIA requests on funds RF paid to the park district for repairs from last...

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UPDATE.....I went to the Humboldt Park Advisory Council meeting Thursday night at 6:30 P.M., Max Wagner a RF coordinator stated "Mike who runs RF has NOT decided if RF will be held in HP"!!!!! From what I understood, RF is being made to jump through hoops to have the fest in HP. I listened as the HPAC President "Amy Vega" told Max that she had sent FOIA requests on funds RF paid to the park district for repairs from last years flood during RF. Another member complained that Sacramento was closed one day prior. There was talk of the food trailers in HP going after RF for lost income because setting up days before RF. Max remarked that Sacramento was only closed for an hour that day, the food trailers have a contract with the park district and have given three options on setting up during RF. This RF did not have to do but reached out to the food trailers to help any way RF could! Max went on that the drains in the park were filled with GREASE, gravel and dirt which contributed to the flooding last year. Amy remarked that clogged drains have been a problem going back as far as 2008 in other locations in the park. Max pointed out clearly that RF has to follow Park District rules and complaints about thous rules being followed belong to the Park District and should be made to them and not placed onto RF.
I do not understand why a fest that does so much good "the list is to long to write here" for HP is being questioned on such minor matters? Shootings and gang activity do not spike during this fest! Why are they getting such a hard time making HP a great place to live by the powers in City Hall? Now is the time citizens of HP! If you love RF, write and call your Alderman, The Mayor and attend Humboldt Park Advisory Council meetings and make your voice be heard! RF needs us to show our overwhelming support.

  • I think we know who is pouring grease down the drains...they also run a generator 24/7...

  • Does anyone have pictures of the grease being poured into the drains?

3 days ago

Updated 8 hours ago

Mayoral race

Tomorrow I hope we take a step forward and get rid of Rahm, and elect Chuy for the city and Juanita Irizarry for the 26th ward

  • Jason W Lifelong Chicagoan

    Allen, why do you get to decide who are "the real people of Humboldt park / Logan square"?

  • Allen Montgomery The real humboldt park

    Its justy opinion Jason. I choose to side with the boricua or the brother or the gringo who had been in the neighborhood since the 60s. Those are the real residents as far as I'm concerned. You don't have to follow my train of thought.

3 days ago

Updated 9 hours ago

  • There are only so many hours in a day, so maybe what we need is a shared mayor system and Rahm can work on getting the jobs here and linking the transportation and Chuy can work with the neighborhoods to resolve their issues.
    There you go. Problem solved. :D

  • Bger East Village neighbor

    And to add to the discussion on the DePaul arena, the convention business is vital to this city's economy. For years I exhibited at McCormick Place in the National Restaurant Show. More than 75,000 people attend the show. Not all are from out of town but many are. That means...

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    And to add to the discussion on the DePaul arena, the convention business is vital to this city's economy. For years I exhibited at McCormick Place in the National Restaurant Show. More than 75,000 people attend the show. Not all are from out of town but many are. That means they spend money at hotels, restaurants, shops etc. About 5 years ago the association was considering moving the show to Orlando. A suvey of exhibitors showed most wanted the show to stay in Chicago. When McCormick Place loosened union rules which allowed smaller exhibitors to move in their own displays and to set them up (a complaint from smaller businesses and something that made them decide against exhibiting at the show) as well as improving service to exhibitors, the association decided to keep the show here. A lot of places are expanding their convention centers to poach shows from traditional convention cities like Chicago and New York. Orlando and Las Vegas are particularly aggressive. So if the DePaul arena brings in more convention business to this city, it's a win for all of us.

35 hours ago

Updated 9 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

  • I believe that a lot of folks might have stayed home thinking a certain outcome was inevitable. That is the reason I would like to think explains the low turn out. I'm hoping people understand how important the Run Off is and get engaged in the process.

    There are also between 19-21 wards that will have an aldermanic run off so the face of the City Council has the potential to drastically shift. Personally, I find that prospect exciting.

  • Loulu Me

    It says a lot about him and a lot about the public. The amount of money he has, and has spent, is both obnoxious and offensive. I find the money from Hollywood particularly troublesome. I think those who don't live here should stay out of it. We are the ones to live with the results.

3 days ago

Updated 9 hours ago

Riot Fest to leave Humboldt Park?

I've been here a bunch of times before to just check what's going on in the neighborhood, but really felt a need to finally create a login and share what I heard tonight at a local venue. I can't tell you who told me because he/she is close to Mike (owner) of Riot Fest. The news is sad (at least to me), but apparently true. It looks like Mike from Riot Fest has had enough of Alderman Maldonado and is...

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I've been here a bunch of times before to just check what's going on in the neighborhood, but really felt a need to finally create a login and share what I heard tonight at a local venue. I can't tell you who told me because he/she is close to Mike (owner) of Riot Fest. The news is sad (at least to me), but apparently true. It looks like Mike from Riot Fest has had enough of Alderman Maldonado and is moving the festival out of the neighborhood. The person wouldn't tell me the exact reason why, but suggested BS politics that Mike's sick of playing with the Aldeman.

Have any of you heard anything of the sort? If any of you know him because he supposedly lives in the neighborhoid, please ask him?!?!?

  • newcomer Newbie

    So many people complained about Riot Fest last year and now that they want to move it away everybody is complaining about that. I agree with you, we must make it known that we want Riot Fest to stay in HP !!!!

  • RAKARWOWSKI RETIRED CITY WORKER, CLEANING UP HUMBOLDT PARK

    I never thought that complaints about mud and grass and traffic would cause the people in power to give RF such a hard time when the same people do not complain about shootings, crimes and gangs over running HP during the other fest. Even when gangs shot people in the middle of the that fest years ago, these same people would not put them though what they are putting RF operators now. I wonder why?

30 hours ago

Updated 10 hours ago

Hipolito Roldan, are you a slumlord? - Hispanic Housing Development Corporation

The elderly tenants at the second floor at Plaza Taino, 1111 Francisco Ave. are freezing. They have to use electric heaters or their stove to heat their apartments. Doesn't that make Hipolito Roldan to a slumlords? Hipolito Roldan own Hispanic Housing Development Corporation which built, own and manage Plaza Taino.

Hipolito Roldan built Plaza Taino but made some miscalculations when constructing the floor so it started to sink into the ground. Hipolito Roldan started to repair the floor a year...

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The elderly tenants at the second floor at Plaza Taino, 1111 Francisco Ave. are freezing. They have to use electric heaters or their stove to heat their apartments. Doesn't that make Hipolito Roldan to a slumlords? Hipolito Roldan own Hispanic Housing Development Corporation which built, own and manage Plaza Taino.

Hipolito Roldan built Plaza Taino but made some miscalculations when constructing the floor so it started to sink into the ground. Hipolito Roldan started to repair the floor a year ago but after digging up the first floor he got bored so the first floor is still just dirt. The open and unheated first floor is now cooling down the entire building.

Plaza Taino's residents are elderly and some of them are disabled. When the first floor was removed so was the entire entrance to the building. Tenants are now entering through the fire door at the side of the building. There is nobody working in the entry anymore. The elderly and the disabled are without necessary services Hipolito Roldan charge for.

Hipolito Roldan, when are you going to stand up to your responsibilities to make Plaza Taino livable for your elderly tenants? I guess you still get your government subsidized rent so aren't you required to provide livable conditions for your tenants?

To all other readers: Where do you report a slumlord? Hipolito Roldan charge average $1500 / moth per apartment but the conditions are barely livable. Some elderly tenants has recently been forced to move out. How can we as a community stop this kind of neglect?

Hipolito Roldan fix Plaza Taino. Stop being a slumlord!

  • HPsince70, you can try and twist everything and some people will believe it. I'm sorry for our community; the machine rolled over the 26th Ward.
    Did you ever read Animal Farm? "All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others". That about sums up everything. Very sad...

  • HP1970, you are sticking up for slumlords? Is this how you think "affordable housing" is supposed to work, and what you seek from your Alderman and tax dollars? The subject that Jose introduced is serious, and all you can do is try to inject some nose-rubbing politics into it. Stay classy.

2 days ago

Updated 12 hours ago

Today's a new day....

Now that we can put all the mudslinging behind us and welcome back Roberto and entrust him with leading the 26th ward as our Alderman, what's next? How do you suggest working with him? What committees or associations need boosted leadership to get their priorities on his desk, or what new committees need to be formed? Now we need real leaders to push our agenda.... making HP safer, cleaner, more enticing for job growth, more enticing for tourism (Paseo Boricua),...

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Now that we can put all the mudslinging behind us and welcome back Roberto and entrust him with leading the 26th ward as our Alderman, what's next? How do you suggest working with him? What committees or associations need boosted leadership to get their priorities on his desk, or what new committees need to be formed? Now we need real leaders to push our agenda.... making HP safer, cleaner, more enticing for job growth, more enticing for tourism (Paseo Boricua), assistance for struggling homeowners, maybe a good elementary school or two?

Throwing it out there because all the back and forth debates and rebutles were entertaining, but that did not offer a solution, that was blowing off steam.

I don't have a lot of time to commit to this but I'd like to join efforts of those that are on the same page.

Thanks

  • Smith Parker, Sounds interesting. It would be excellent if all neighborhoods in the 26th Ward had a large community group and then we all could work together. The only neighborhood organization that seems to have many members is Maldonado's own organization. That organization even help voters to get to the polling stations. All people in the 26th Ward should be similarly nice and helpful to each other.

  • Smith Park Neighborhood Alliance (SPNA) Neighborhood Association

    niceneighbor and Smith Parker, the 44th Ward has the Lakeview Citizen Council, which is an "umbrella" organization to which all community groups in that area belong. The alderman there has an advisory council on zoning and development issues. Our question to the aldermanic candidates was based on that advisory council. We will be following up with Ald. Maldonado reminding him of this pledge.

29 hours ago

Updated 12 hours 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

40 hours ago

Updated 12 hours ago

Doorbell Repair

Hey Everyone,

I am looking for recommendations for buzzer/doorbell repair or rebuild. We have an existing set up in place for a four unit building that hasn't worked in years, and I am wondering if any of you have had success with a specialist located in the area. It sounds like it could be pretty expensive, but all we are really looking for are working door chimes as opposed to electronic entry. Any ideas? Thanks everyone.

38 hours ago

Updated 12 hours ago

Norwegian American Hospital not shoveling their empty lots

Has anyone else noticed that Norwegian American Hospital, with all of their precious empty lots, forgets that shoveling the sidewalks around them is their responsibility? Everyone down our block does their best to keep up on shoveling but when you get to a hospital lot, the snow is either stacked high or the ice is packed thick and it becomes seriously dangerous. Of the city of Chicago website they say that businesses that do not shovel their property face a fine of $1000 a day. With the 10 or so properties the hospital owns that would seriously add up. If this isn't an isolated issue only on our block, should we all collectively complain to the city?

  • I posted a EB thread about this same problem a few weeks ago. I had luck getting some snow removed along the properties that I noticed by contacting the hospital through their website. Feel free to message me if you want the direct contact info.

  • Call 311 or report them on the city's snow removal reporting website

31 hours ago

Updated 13 hours ago

The snowy boulevards sure look beautiful...

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

  • CB Resident about 10years

    Yes the snow looks so nice

13 hours ago

Batavia Allstate Agent Recognized for Outstanding Volunteerism

Allstate agency owner David Rosenberg received the Agency Hands in the Community Award for his commitment to helping others. With this award came a $1000 grant from The Allstate Foundation for Feed My Starving Children in Coon Rapids, Minn., where Rosenberg volunteers.

3 days ago

Updated 14 hours 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.

2 days ago

Updated 14 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.

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

    GO BACK!! GO BACK!!!!

  • Bger East Village neighbor

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

3 days ago

Updated 14 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....

14 hours 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!

14 hours ago

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Feb 20

Updated 16 hours ago

West Humboldt Safety

Hi all!!!

I was hoping some of you guys can help me out here -

I am considering a move to the area west of Humboldt Park. I have my eye on a place a couple of blocks South of Cemitas Pueblas (Le Moyne and N Central Park ish)

I'm a single male in my mid 20s, moving from the West Loop.

I've been told the area West of the park can get a little dangerous - what do you guys think? Is the neighborhood on the up and up or on the decline?

Thank you!!!

  • RAKARWOWSKI RETIRED CITY WORKER, CLEANING UP HUMBOLDT PARK

    If anyone here wants a laugh, check out the the "Mayoral Race" thread and read what a gang banger thinks about new people moving into HP.

  • Zourie- Go for it! I purchased a 3 flat greystone near Pierce & Spaulding 10 years ago. I was the first white owner on the block. Sure, there have been some moments here and there but that is mostly in the past. My neighbors are great, we help one another...

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    Zourie- Go for it! I purchased a 3 flat greystone near Pierce & Spaulding 10 years ago. I was the first white owner on the block. Sure, there have been some moments here and there but that is mostly in the past. My neighbors are great, we help one another with shoveling and look out for one another...that is what makes a good block. I recently purchased another property at Beach & Central Park and found a couple to rent it immediately. During the renovation I met some of the neighbors, who were very welcoming.

    Previous posters have it correct when they say get to know your neighbors & respect them. Once they see you want to not only improve, but live there and become part of the community they will welcome you with open arms.

    One thing I can suggest is to keep your trash cans on your property and bring them out to the alley the day before garbage/recycling pick-up. I learned about this the hard way...people dumping and filling both garbage & recycling with their junk.

    Good luck and I hope it works out for you!

21 hours ago

Feb 16

Updated 30 hours ago

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

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

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

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

  • George F in Ravenswood displaced New Yorker

    Alley P nailed it.

37 hours ago

Updated 31 hours ago

Dog Sitter Needed

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

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

I appreciate your neighborly help,

Tony Cz

37 hours ago

Updated 34 hours ago

Breaking the habit

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

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

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

Feb 20

Updated 34 hours ago

I Need a parking spot in west Humboldt park??

Anyone have a parking garage available in Humboldt park by Division and Homan Thank you

2 days ago

Updated 36 hours ago

Bickerdike Wins Polk Bros. Foundation Affordable Rental Housing Preservation Award

Bickerdike Redevelopment Corporation won citywide recognition on February 17th for preserving and improving affordable rental units in Humboldt Park’s 1704 N. Humboldt Building at Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Chicago’s 21st Annual Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards (CNDA), the city’s premier forum for recognition of development projects.

  • RAKARWOWSKI RETIRED CITY WORKER, CLEANING UP HUMBOLDT PARK

    If they knew how Brickerdike was killing HP with the flood of low income housing like this building, they would not be giving them an award! Here is another huge tax exempt project on the boulevard that HP does not need. Do they know of the 48 unit project being...

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    If they knew how Brickerdike was killing HP with the flood of low income housing like this building, they would not be giving them an award! Here is another huge tax exempt project on the boulevard that HP does not need. Do they know of the 48 unit project being built on the boulevard just a few blocks south of this building? When do we have enough of this and the rest of the city can share this burden? I read two more low income projects are being built just blocks away, one along the Bloomingdale Trail on land that could made big tax money for the neighborhood. What award will they receive when they killed all private investment into HP?

  • I award Bickerdike and Hispanic Housing the award for "Biggest Profiteers" in the government housing development business. Both organizations build rental units and the cost per unit of these properties is upwards of $400,000 each!!!! Multiply it by the number of units and we are talking huge profits. They should be ashamed of themselves pocketing money that could truly help those in need.

2 days ago

Updated 36 hours ago

Catalytic Converter stolen last night - 2500 N Lawndale

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

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

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

2 days ago

Updated 36 hours ago

Come say hi

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

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

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Updated 37 hours ago

DNA Chicago re: Paseo Boricua Arts building

"Planning for the new Paseo Boricua Arts building started more than ten years ago, said Eduardo Arocho, executive director of Division Street Business Development Association."

Planning started 10 years ago. So, when exactly did the general public in HP first hear about it? And why is a business development association actively involved in a push for more non-profit buildings?

Makes me wonder if the nice little deli/grocer at Division and Washtenaw was shut down a couple years ago to hold room for yet another not-for-profit on Paseo Boricua. Rumor was the city shut it down for some type of violation. Anyone have any knowledge of the reason?

  • It was years ago and my details may be incorrect but the guy who was running it was affiliated in some way with cermak foods. I remember they had strange hours and it was hard to figure out when and why they'd be open. I think he'd said he had trouble with his coolers, lost a bunch of produce and then a few days later never reopened. Shame because it was a great little lunch spot to grab some ingredients. The area is really lacking in mid day options

  • It was only a few years ago, jwm, but yes, it was a nice little store that was not just another junk food convenience store that the neighborhood has a ton of. It was kinda strange as far as hours and what was going on, but I heard that the...

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    It was only a few years ago, jwm, but yes, it was a nice little store that was not just another junk food convenience store that the neighborhood has a ton of. It was kinda strange as far as hours and what was going on, but I heard that the city kept giving him problems for one thing or another and he couldn't stay open, which always made me think the neighborhood powers-that-be were putting the squeeze on the place. Now that I see what is taking over that spot, it just makes me think that all the more.

  • There is no conspiracy here, that building wasn't for sale back when he ran that shop. It was a good idea but never seemed to follow through with the concept. The Arts Building only got involved after other offers for the property fell through at least a year after there was any notion of fresh produce there. Anyway, let's have another store with fresh produce open up.

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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!

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Words vs. Action

One of the candidates likes to cite her record working through a publicly-financed, 501(c)(3) redevelopment corporation since 2004. That same year the nonprofit company set forth a plan for the development of Humboldt Park filled with lofty, high-minded goals. For residents interested in voting please use your common sense to see how many of these goals have been fulfilled more than 10 years and millions of dollars later.

http://www.newcommunities.org/cmadocs/HumboldtPark2008Update.pdf

On the other hand, candidate Adam Corona has worked in both...

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One of the candidates likes to cite her record working through a publicly-financed, 501(c)(3) redevelopment corporation since 2004. That same year the nonprofit company set forth a plan for the development of Humboldt Park filled with lofty, high-minded goals. For residents interested in voting please use your common sense to see how many of these goals have been fulfilled more than 10 years and millions of dollars later.

http://www.newcommunities.org/cmadocs/HumboldtPark2008Update.pdf

On the other hand, candidate Adam Corona has worked in both public and private sectors. He has together with residents spearheaded the closure of known gang hang-outs and made an entire precinct more safe as a result. As an emigre to this county, Adam built himself up and now holds a position as 45th ward Streets and Sanitation superintendent delivering city services to residents. During this past 20 inch blizzard, Adam tirelessly worked more than 2 days straight while the other candidates were sharing tea time and q&a with a local news outlet. He paved streets, he commanded crews that removed the snow hazards so that residents could get to and from work. This is fitting because Adam has devised a plan to put jobs back in the 26th ward through establishment of a Chamber of Commerce. The gal is that neighbors may collaborate with local business to decrease unemployment and the calamities and hopelessness that chronic joblessness causes.

Adam does not give sound bytes like some other candidates. He is a candidate for action and his work is paradigmatic of his stance and style. Vote for Corona.

Because quite simply, there is a grave difference between words and action.

  • Allen Montgomery The real humboldt park

    Irizarry ran a great campaign, but if Chuy can finish the job. I guess I can deal with Daley appointed Maldonado for 4 more years. Either he'll fight for the people, or we'll work extra hard to get him out of office next time

  • Mike Conover '90's HP block orginizing,CAPS- resident since '07

    I am a Chuy guy from way back. Never met him, but a friend of mine was pretty close to Chuy when he was an alderman.

    The 26th Ward will certainly have VERY different demographics 4 years from now (and the same ward boundaries). The positions that threaded the needle just right yesterday between his opponents on the left and the right; will not be the same winners in 2019.

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  • EBinLogan On the border of Logan and Humboldt

    I like how you still thank me for the comment - hahah

  • Allen Montgomery The real humboldt park

    I thought it was hilarious, and once you said it. I quickly realized who you were. I met you on Lemoyne and Talman last year

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REWARD - Missing Maltese/Toy Poodle Named Yuki

Have you seen Yuki? She is a two-year-old Toy Poodle/Maltese who went missing on 2/21/15 at approximately 6:30 p.m. near the corner of Fairfield and Wabansia streets. She is wearing a red/gray collar with bones on it and a rabies tag that names her "Bailey". She will come to both names. The number on the tag is OUT OF DATE.

Please call 888-466-3242 or David at 312-823-6933 if you have seen her or if you have found her.

We are offering a REWARD for her safe return.

3 days ago

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In Need of Moving Boxes

My client is moving and is in need of moving boxes. Anyone have any.
Thanks! :)

  • Kelli i work in Avondale- let me know a good day to swing by! Thanks a lot!!

  • Kerri H chicagosinglesclub.com record label in LoganSquare

    Tomorrow would work. I'll be home between 4 pm - 6:30 or Friday after 4 pm. Today I'll be home after 10 pm. Email me at kerri.hacker (at) gmail.com

3 days ago

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Illegal electioneering by Maldonado supporters at Chi Arts polling place.

There are 15 or so Maldonado signs posted on public property within 50 feet of entrance to the polling place at Chi Arts on Northeast corner. Reported to the Board of Elections and they sent an investigator but wanted neighbors to know.

  • A man at Mitchell Elementary on Ohio was trying to pass out flyers for Maldonado around 6:40pm when I was walking in to vote. He was right by the gate and couldn't have been more than 50 feet from the entrance.

Dec 30

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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.

3 days ago

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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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Looking for ESL Teachers!

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

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

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

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

  • AMG

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

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