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12 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Want more trees in Logan Square?

Logan Square Preservation, a community-based, volunteer run non-profit working for over 30 years to protect Logan Square's historic boulevards, is raising money to plant trees and undertake the neighborhood's first tree inventory and maintenance plan. We applied for two grants that will provide $15,000 in funding and resources to plant 20 trees this fall along Humboldt Boulevard and to develop a tree maintenance plan. However, we will not receive those grant funds without the needed $10,000 in matching funds. Please help us reach our goal of $10,000.
Visit our fundraising site to learn more and donate today! Any amount helps!

http://www.gofundme.com/Logan-Square-Trees

  • Seriously. Are you transplanting full grown gigantic trees? Because that's the only thing I can think of that would justify that cost. Or maybe they're money trees and will end up paying for themselves!

    Could we see a breakdown of how the funds will be applied to the project?

  • Kandiss you rent dont worry this will hit the homeowner and not you.

2 hours ago

7 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Comcast Internet Down

Any others having problems connecting to the internet? My bill is and equipment are up to date so.....

22 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

rats!!!

What is the deal with all the rats that I've been seeing lately?? Does anyone know who to call to get the alleys baited??Just this evening returning home from work, I counted 6 rats running across Central Park ave towards North ave. More were seen in the alley in the same area!!

38 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

  • This is the first I've heard of the GGNA and already I don't like them. That stretch of Milwaukee Avenue, between California and Western is pure blight. A highrise there, right near the L, would bring people to the sidewalks. That would be great for safety and encourage other businesses to build on those vacant lots. What is it that this group is hoping to gain, I wonder.

  • John, another developer has been trying to build on a rather large stretch a little further south of the Max Gerber property, at 2211 N. Milwaukee. Almost the whole block long. Right now, it's an empty lot. The first proposal was too big for GGNA, so then the next proposal...

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    John, another developer has been trying to build on a rather large stretch a little further south of the Max Gerber property, at 2211 N. Milwaukee. Almost the whole block long. Right now, it's an empty lot. The first proposal was too big for GGNA, so then the next proposal looked like this:
    http://chicago.curbed.com/tags/2211-n-milwaukee-ave
    That was also ruled too big, so they rejected these plans. Now they're waiting to see if the developer comes back with a smaller building, or if they'll want to build at all with the continuous reductions asked for by the group. They want five stories max, but would prefer four. The new plan has less retail than the first...the retail will be a smaller space toward the corner. GGNA seems to want small scale buildings that fit in with the historic 2 or 3 story buildings that were constructed 100 years ago or so. They like that historic look. I don't believe any of the members live in town homes or condos. All lovers of quiet streets and single family homes. That's their thing. I personally think that stretch could use some serious life. It's a dead zone. Tumbleweeds. And they are going to argue that anything big is going to make the sunlight disappear from their homes, take away their god given right to park in front of their homes (even though most have garages), and force them into traffic gridlock and traffic danger. I guarantee they won't see the positives of more people on those blocks. But....it is what it is. They control the process with the alderman. I like quiet too...so no skin off my nose. But I would like to hear what experts have to say about this kind of development scale and it's impact.

39 hours ago

Updated 7 hours ago

Dead body found in alley near laundromat on Armitage East of Sacramento?

Body of a male found dead with bag over head in alley?

  • Please excuse if this is duplicate information:
    If I'm correct, the body found was a transient that used to help do odd jobs at some of the storefronts and businesses on Armitage. Either natural or accidental death. More than likely whoever found him and called the authorities didn't stick around. The body was identified by the bar manager at Music Lounge. They are holding a fundraiser Friday night to give him a proper funeral as no family has been located.

  • Jason W Lifelong Chicagoan

    Went by and saw the altar this morning. This was clearly someone who had many friends in the neighborhood; there were dozens of messages and candles.
    Regarding the bag, someone was probably trying to preserve his privacy until the authorities arrived.

12 hours ago

Updated 9 hours ago

Crazy developer

Anyone noticed the construction going on at the former Humble Parquito location? The permits the developer posted are fake! What a DB. He's been reported to multiple departments within the city so that construction should be suspended soon. Who knows how many other projects of his are working without permits. It's just a shame that these guys come into a neighborhood, build whatever they want, whenever they want, have no idea what time of day the noise ordinances start or stop and just keep doing it over and over again.

2 days ago

Updated 9 hours ago

Lost Puppy

Our husky puppy got out yesterday by Monticello and Altgeld and we are desperately trying to find her. Shes about 5 months old and has one black and one blue eye. Anyone with any information please give us a call. We are heart broken and she must be so scared. (773) 9343223

15 hours ago

Updated 10 hours ago

jules pet shop commercial shoot?

Not sure what was going on exactly, looked like they might have been shooting a commercial, maybe just an on-location shot for a tv show?

  • Some sort of short movie. Nothing to do with Jules pet shop from what I understand. Just using the location

34 hours ago

Updated 10 hours ago

New candidate running for alderman in 26th ward

Anyone know anything about the new candidate running for alderman in the 26th ward? I don't know his name, but would like to learn more about him. Hoping someone can add more detail.

  • I've known Adam from when we had issues in my neighborhood, he was always at CAPS meetings. I don't know what his BS answer was, but I know he doesn't mix with bangers.

  • Who's going to get more places for me to stuff my face on Division Street? THAT's the Aderperson for me!

Apr 14

Updated 11 hours ago

Humboldt Haus On Sacramento Blvd. and North Ave. Now Open!

Great news, it is now open but not the deli bar yet. I talked to Mike who said he was a co-owner and the hours now are 9 A.M. to 10 P.M. Monday to Saturday and 10 A.M. to 9 P.M. on Sunday. Mike also added that the 16 taps section will be open in another month. I asked him to join us on Nextdoor and Everyblocks and inform all of the date when the whole restaurant will be open for business. I am looking forward to the grand opening, i will be thirsty! The name of the place is Humboldt Haus.

  • Sarah Marmor dachshundist

    The sign is pretty disappointing. Not sure what they were thinking.

  • musch955 New on Whipple St.

    I won't care about the sign if I can walk and get a tasty sandwich!

43 hours ago

Updated 12 hours ago

Don't feed the troll: Tip/Poem #1 - Mute that troll!

Today you are happy
Don't let that go
Take it easy
Just mute that troll

You're being productive
Your eyes on the goal
Avoid starting a beef
It's simple: mute that troll

We know you are right
And that it is hard to control
But let it go this time
Come on, mute that troll

  • Rather than mute, I'd say take over their threads with something totally unrelated, and just ignore them with your eyes and brain rather than with the mute button.

  • Mountain Dew hey boy

    one might call it "hypocritical" when you tell people to mute annoying people, and then make it impossible for people to mute you (being everyblock staff). something to think about.

3 days ago

Updated 12 hours ago

Greenchoice Bank closed by govt

Well, ouch. Hope the larger Green Exchange and those businesses aren't impacted, but that seems likely.

http://www.fdic.gov/bank/individual/failed/greenchoice.html

  • PR

    After Jesus threw the money changers out of the temple, they went across the street and opened a bank.

  • well things are not Green @ Green Choice Bank for sure. Stock is non transferable but is trading on eBay as a collectors item. Steve Sherman is handling request for additional stock certificates if you are looking to recycle them as wallpaper. Unfortunately this Bank DOA when it changed hands. The Texas ratio was in excess of 350 and there was never sufficient capital to support the overhead or distressed assets. Community Banking is a sound industry sector this is not a good example of that.

3 days ago

Updated 12 hours ago

Police Activity on Western, just north of Logan - by movie theater

Does anyone know why police blocked Western Ave. just north of Logan Blvd. Saturday night? They had it cordoned off with police tape and multiple vehicles were on site. Was there an incident at the movie theater?

  • How about another poem, Ruben, please?

  • Alan, I'm simply trying to be a decent, caring and openminded person. If that's trolling, that's a new one to me.

13 hours ago

The Best Things to Do in Chicago This August, in One Giant List

8/16 Summer Shorts. Sometimes a backyard is the perfect site for a summer outdoor theatre. This intimate new series showcases a curated selection of art films and literary reading performances by Chicagoans. (Rain date is 8/17). 1625 N. Richmond. summershortschicago.tumblr.com

This article has 56 other Chicago locations (Show)

...on Europe’s early response to Nazism. Matt Hawkins directs. $24–$28. Strawdog Theatre Company, 3829 N. Broadway. strawdog.org

Through 8/24 Tommy Lee Johnston’s new comedy centers on a painfully shy 30-year-old named Jack who gets a job at a retirement home. When the residents take him under their collective wing, it’s heartwarming life lessons all around. $25–$35. Redtwist Theatre, 1044 W. Bryn Mawr. redtwist.org

...group. Needless to say, things do not go as planned. $20–$86. Steppenwolf Theatre Company, 1650 N. Halsted. steppenwolf.org

...in the Midwest thanks to Sideshow Theatre Company. $20–$25. Victory Gardens Richard Christiansen Theater 2433 N. Lincoln. sideshowtheatre.org

...goods somehow darkens to include murder, mayhem, and lethal cake balls. $5–$20. Prop Theater, 3502 N. Elston. thefactorytheater.com

...also see the plays divvied up into smaller chunks of time. $30–$75. Den Theatre, 1329 N. Milwaukee. the-hypocrites.com

...a paper-thin love story involving the man behind the mole. $250–$350. Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn. lookingglasstheatre.org

...for an array of women, ranging from society ladies to prostitutes. $20–$28. Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport. eclipsetheatre.com

...immigrants working there. Foss aims for the same heart-wrenching, stomach-turning impact. Oracle Theatre, 3809 N. Broadway. publicaccesstheatre.org

Through 8/3 Kaiser Ahmed directs the Chicago premiere of Sam Shepard’s 2000 eruption between volatile, combative siblings as they sift through the belongings of their late alcoholic father, who lived in a rundown desert home. $28–$32. Artistic Home, 1376 W. Grand. theartistichome.org

...Company (see “What to Do in Chicago in April - Theatre: Comedies”). $37–$50. Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont. timelinetheatre.com

...s earlier Reasons to Be Pretty (produced at Profiles in 2011). $30–$40. Main Stage, 4139 N. Broadway...

...debility than how it affects her complicated yet enduring marriage. $20–22. Steep Theatre Company, 1115 W. Berwyn. steeptheatre.com

...both of whom are seeking solace amid an atmosphere of destruction. $20. Christ Lutheran Church, 4541 N. Spaulding. halcyontheatre.org...

...former featherweight boxer Berry Gordy, Jr. $30–$138. Broadway in Chicago at the Oriental Theatre, 24 W. Randolph. broadwayinchicago.com

...enthusiasts, and anyone whose heart is two sizes too small. $18–$28. Chicago Shakespeare Theater, 800 E. Grand. chicagoshakes.com

...the latest of its impeccably sung, indomitably upbeat musical offerings. $55–$65. Black Ensemble Theater, 4450 N. Clark. blackensembletheater.org

...s planners set the course for making In C an annual thing. $35–$40. Constellation, 3111 N. Western. constellation-chicago.com

St. James Cathedral, 65 E. Huron. rushhour.org

...of “Lips Like Sugar”? Today the band tours on a new album, Meteorites. $30. Metro, 3730 N. Clark. metrochicago.com

...any contemporary indie act. English rocker Steve Winwood opens. $51.50–$131.50. United Center, 1901 W. Madison. unitedcenter.com

8/3 at 8 The Irish rockabilly singer and multi-instrumentalist puts a sonic twist on the thoroughly aped sound of Memphis and the American South with traditional instruments such as the bodhrán and jazz-inspired flourishes. $25. Park West, 322 W. Armitage. jamusa.com

...that’s a strong enough profile to sell out theatres. $38.50. The Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. thechicagotheatre.com

...a sweaty post-Lolla dance party, this is the place to be. Sold out. Aragon, 1106 W Lawrence. aragon.com

...lead the youth culture charge. Sold out except for $3,600 platinum package. Grant Park, 337 E. Randolph. lollapalooza.com

...Alex Wiley, making his first big festival debut. $149 for three-day passes. Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph. northcoastfestival.com

...the air at the Pritzker’s breezy confines. $25–$59.50. Millennium Park, Pritzker Pavilion, 201 E. Randolph. jamusa.com

...the South Loop at Columbia College’s Papermaker’s Garden, with objects in the gallery. 619 S. Wabash. colum.edu/ADGallery

...stars Ivan Brunetti and Onsmith and some newcomers from Columbia College’s comic art program. 618 S. Michigan. colum.edu/deps

...of free-flowing energy. Also showing: new work by Tiffany Pascal and Lynn Christine Kelly. 2156 N. Damen. arcgallery.org

...less inclined to invest in experimental electronic art, Bartlett also shows new collages and drawings. 8 S. Michigan, SUITE 620. bgfa.us

...accidental death of thousands of migratory birds as they smash into the city’s skyscrapers. 217 N. Carpenter. chicagoartistscoalition.org

...everything from the “stupid to the sublime.” (Think Joseph Cornell with a sense of humor.) 2124 N. Damen. firecatprojects.org

5020 S. Cornell. hydeparkart.org

Through 8/16 Bourque, Bondgren & Bourbon. Using high-key color and collage, the painters Rob Bondgren and Loretta Bourque create highly charged portraits of gender identities, from the gay male and feminine perspectives. 327 N. Aberdeen. lindawarrenprojects.com

1542 N. Milwaukee. lvl3gallery.com

Through 8/16 Bernard Williams: The Dark Came Down. One can always expect to see formal innovations in a Williams exhibition. New work includes glossy black car bumpers clumped into impressive arrangements on the walls, like giant plastic gargoyle faces. 835 W. Washington. thomasmccormick.com

...seem to slide off the walls, crawl on the floor, and interact with sculptural objects. 1431 W. Chicago. themissionprojects.com

...these curios—all crafted by women (Lilli Carré, Laura Davis, Carol Jackson, and Diane Simpson). 2154 W. Division. moniquemeloche.com

...comeback for him. Also showing: new works by sculptor Lucy Slivinski and painter Ann Worthing. 942 W. Lake. packergallery.com

...heavy doses of humor and horror. A stolen magic bear suit drives the plot here. 1000 N. California. peanutgallerychicago.com

...into brushstrokes. Contorted poses lend a psychological dimension. Also showing: new paintings by Greg Murr. 210 W. Superior. perimetergallery.com

8/1–30 Bob Palmieri: Lies. It’s no wonder that Palmieri’s photographs depict musicians in spirited performance or candid repose, for the photographer is a musician, too. His empathetic vision extends to architectural details and urban inhabitants. 300 W. Superior. rangefindergallery.com

...these prints will open your eyes and mind to artistic innovations happening across the pond. 845 W. Washington. westernexhibitions.com

...show, juried by the University of Chicago’s Monika Szewczyk, examines the power of text. 685 N. Milwaukee. womanmade.org

111 S. Michigan. artic.edu

...immense contribution to the design field. Rick Valicenti, founder of the design firm Thirst, curates. 78 E. Washington. chicagoculturalcenter.org

...typography. A historical overview of Chicago design innovations complements the new projects. Block Thirty Seven, 108 N. State. chidm.com

...Also showing: Fires Will Burn: Politically Engaged Art from the Permanent Collection (through 12/21). 935 W. Fullerton. museums.depaul.edu

...but the standout may be Haw, whose powerful portraits express everything from womanhood to mortality. 100 W. Randolph. museum.state.il.us

...crumbs and dust left over from those who came before us. Spare, haunting images predominate. 600 S. Michigan. mocp.org

...homegrown glitch art movement. Expect lots of artfully manipulated GIFs, bent circuits, and static noise. 2320 W. Chicago. uima-chicago.org

...60 now-iconic photos. Mon–Sat 9:30–4:30, Sun 12–5. $12–$14. 1601 N. Clark. chicagohistory.org

...just for one day. The colorful paintings include diverse techniques, from mosaic to textile design. 3015 W. Division. iprac.org

...a million people each year, making it one of the largest festivals in the Midwest. 1400 W. Cermak. fiestadelsol.org

Through 9/14 Learn and execute new dance steps to a live band or people-watch like crazy at this popular city-sponsored dance party. Free. Grant Park, Spirit of Music Garden, 601 S. Michigan. cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/chicago_summerdance.html

38 hours ago

Updated 14 hours ago

Sweet Cat at Logan Pets looking for a home

I just took my dog to Logan Pet (located across from the Logan Theatre on Milwaukee) and noticed a very sweet calico cat up for adoption there. She is extremely friendly and seems like she would make an incrediable companion (although apparently she doesn't get on well with other cats). If you are looking for a pet cat you may want to check her out. I didn't previously know that Logan Pets sponsors animals for adoption.

  • Diddilysquat 5 year LS resident, Personal Trainer, Model

    Agreed! I pet it every time I visit and she is so sweet! If I didn't have 2 of my own I'd scoop her up in a second

  • The cats at Logan Pets are placed by Precious Pets Almost Home, as are the ones at PetSmart. They're a great organization deserving of your support and their annual benefit is coming up August 16th. http://www.preciouspetsalmosthome.org/

  • Becky, thank you for your shout-out. Brad, thank you for the kind words and fundraiser promo. I hope we can meet you on the 16th. I am a long-time volunteer with Precious Pets Almost Home. I also fostered Claire before Logan Pets so graciously took her in, allowing for more exposure and hopefully a forever home very soon. Please continue to promote her by sharing her link on Petfinder:

    https://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/28748301

15 hours ago

FREE Adult Education Classes at St. Joseph Services - Fall 2014

Are you or someone you know looking to improve your computer skills? Do you know anyone that is looking for Free English as a Second Language (ESL) classes?  St. Joseph Services are gearing up for their Fall 2014 adult education class session.  Interested individuals can register on any of the following dates and times:

15 hours ago

The Children’s Place Association Breaks Ground on Affordable Housing for Families with Disabilities

The Children’s Place Association Breaks Ground on Affordable Housing for Families with Disabilities in July 2014

15 hours ago

Westside Writing Project's anti-drug event was a success

On Friday, the Westside Writing Project hosted our most successful and maybe, most impactful event thus far! We had a crowd of almost 80 people! The event titled, The War on Drugs: The impact on the Austin community past, present and future was created through our partnership with the Social Justice News Nexus, a project through Medill - Northwestern University.

2 days ago

Updated 16 hours ago

Anyone see an accident yesterday on California?

My bike was locked to a city rack at Francis Pl. & California yesterday afternoon, and was totally destroyed sometime in the early afternoon while I worked. When discovered, I asked around & was told there was a car that hit like 5 cars between Armitage & Dickens.

I know its a long shot, but if someone saw it, I might have a shot at getting some compensation...

  • Where was your bike parked? I live nearby, but Francis and California do not intersect. I might know some people who would have been nearby.

  • Oh disregard my last post, I just realized that Francis picks up again and does hit California. I live closer to where Francis hits Milwaukee. In that case, business owners might be a good bet or posters.

3 days ago

Updated 16 hours ago

Alderman Rey Colon arrested, accused of DUI

Apparently, our local Alderman was arrested and accused of DUI recently...

http://politics.suntimes.com/article/chicago/ald-rey-colon-arrested-eisenhower-expressway-accused-dui/mon-07282014-1140am

I suppose we shouldn't be surprised if and when he gets away with it because of Chicago politics, but statements like this don't make me feel so warm and fuzzy:

“Did I make a mistake? We will see. Right now, I’m not at liberty to talk about the case at all. My legal counsel has advised me to really let folks know I have sought legal counsel and to allow the legal process to unfold at this time. I was on the Eisenhower, but I can’t really speak to it at this time.”

23 hours ago

Updated 16 hours ago

car flips no driver

Around 2:15am Kimball and Wrightwood

  • Joe

    Good question Jena. Maybe someone can submit the photo and question to DNA info Logan Square and their reporter can do some research.

  • Someone wants to go to Hollywood and is practicing their stunt driving on other people's cars, maybe?

19 hours ago

Updated 16 hours ago

Don't feed the troll: Tip/Poem #2 - Ignore the troll

Roses are fine
Violets are dull
Not much for rhyme
But, ignore the troll

That post was very trashy
And the comments? Raw!
But be cool, don't get angry
It is classier to ignore the troll

They just cry for attention
Our anger for them is all
Let's bypass their boycott operation
By simply ignoring the troll

  • Shouldn't you be ignoring it too, then, and not posting a poem a day about it?

  • Ruben provides light daily reminders for us all. He's a good egg.

39 hours ago

Updated 17 hours ago

Still looking for a decent and decently priced one bedroom

I am still looking for a decent one bedroom for ~$1000. Dog Friendly and nice kitchen please. I have worked in the area for 4.5 years and am a reliable tennant who wants to be closer to my work in Bucktown. Please let me know of any potentials.

  • JB in RV Chicago Homeowner

    Not Logan, more Roscoe Village. Corner of School and Claremont there are for rent signs on a larger vintage building. Nice quiet street. Bus stop about 50 feet away.

  • Thanks everyone. I am checking out all leads. You are a tremendous help.

    Andiemae, thanks for the followup.
    JB, will check your tip, too.
    NMD, looking to hearing more from you.

    I was about to give up hunting but Everyblock has helped me connect with new neighbors. Thanks.

18 hours ago

You have 30 new neighbors in your followed places, including…

38 hours ago

Updated 18 hours ago

Lost Tabby Kitten Seen Near YMCA

Hey everyone, my friend saw this kitten last night around 8 PM outside the McCormick Tribune YMCA on Lawndale and Cortland. Not the greatest picture, but very friendly brown/gray tabby with white paws and a green collar. Looked to be less than a year old. She said it was super friendly and then climbed up a tree. Just FYI if you've lost a kitten in the area!

  • There are three kittens the live at a home on Lawndale across from the YMCA. I see them almost daily when walking my dog. They are very friendly and playful! I don't think she was lost, probably just exploring and saying Hi! :)

  • Oh great! Well hopefully that is the case. Thanks for letting me know

3 days ago

Updated 19 hours ago

Found Dog

My roommate found a puggle, around 2 years old, around lawndale and fullerton. It looks very skinny, without a collar but it seems to know a few tricks. If anyone knows anything about this dog or has seen it, please let me know. We are putting signs up and have posted on the IL Lost Dogs page too but so far no luck.

griggs.annie@gmail.com

  • We also have a puggle. If no one steps forward, we can take him in!

  • Any updates on this pup - able to reunite him/her with the owner?

45 hours ago

Updated 20 hours ago

New Business?

Does anyone know what is opening up next door to Emporium Arcade Bar in Logan Square?

  • I know there is a juice bar going in somewhere over there. Not sure if that is the spot.

  • The juice bar is a smaller building nearby on that side of the street. The juice bar has a coming soon sign up. Anyone know about the building with the funky white front they just rehabbed? Looked like something fancy might be going in there. The chicken place has had a zoning sign on the door for something called Q-tine, possibly some kind of poutine restaurant.

3 days ago

Updated 27 hours ago

Mold in basement, blahhhh

Just discovered mold on our drywall in the basement. Anyone know who I would call to figure out where it's coming from and to clean up? Thanks!

  • I highly recommend Domicile Consulting to determine what is causing the issue and providing a clear action plan to resolve it. We had a similar problem with our new condo and based on their expertise, insights and direction we fixed the issue and haven't had a problem since. Can't recommend them enough.

  • Nathan Dougal 13 year Humboldt Park resident

    Use an anti microbial hospital grade cleaner available at industrial supply houses by the case and fungicidal paint from Grainger on replaced drywall- use greenboard- and save yourself some money and just have a handyman do it- that is all the mold guys do... Also, increase airflow in remediated walls with air vents ( metal inserts installed in drywall from any home repair supply).

Jul 07

Updated 28 hours ago

Trader Joe's coming to Logan

I heard over the weekend that Trader Joe's will be coming to Logan Square!!! At the old mega mall site. Yay!

3 days ago

Updated 30 hours ago

Collecting dog/cat donations for shelter: food, toys, sheets, towels...

You guys have been so awesome with these donations. Last time I dropped them off, the woman who runs the shelter had tears in her eyes and said please tell those Everyblock folks "thank you" and how much this means to us and the animals.

The animal shelter is in need again so I'm making another round picking up donations if you're able to donate/have old linens laying around.

This open-access shelter has very little funds and takes in many...

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You guys have been so awesome with these donations. Last time I dropped them off, the woman who runs the shelter had tears in her eyes and said please tell those Everyblock folks "thank you" and how much this means to us and the animals.

The animal shelter is in need again so I'm making another round picking up donations if you're able to donate/have old linens laying around.

This open-access shelter has very little funds and takes in many animals. They also provide a pet pantry for people who can't afford dog/cat food for their pets. It's so sad when you see people drop off their loved pets because they no longer can afford them. This pet pantry, which is running very, very low, helps keeps animals in their loving homes (and out of these open-access shelters).

Here's a list of items they need most:
- dog and cat food (any kind)
- treats to help fatten up the underweight dogs (actual dog treats or Aldi hot dogs are good, cheaper option)
- calming toys (such as stuffed animals or kongs and peanut butter - please no squeeky/stimulating toys)
- used (clean) towels, sheets and blankets for dogs/cats to lay on in the cages they're in basically 24/7. It helps lower their stress and gives them comfort.
- medications your pet didn't finish. These animals often come in sick from being on the street -- any antibiotics, pain pills or supplements help. There is a vet there that prescribes them and will use donated meds appropriately.
- Rescue Remedy or other calming supplements/sprays etc. (shelter life can be stressful)
- dog leashes, collars

I can pick up donations from your house Friday (8/1)12-1:30pm or 5-7pm. Or you are welcome to drop off at my place near North ave and California today 7/28 after 5pm or Wednesday after 7pm. Please message me for details.

Thank you SO MUCH for your generosity. The dogs and cats thank you.

  • scotch dog owner

    I have emailed you my phone nr. I buy meat for my dogs at Peoria Meat Packing,was thinking to get a bigger quantity of sausages,hotdogs etc,I could cook them with rice and veggies if we could bring them to the dogs once a week? Call me if you get a chance.

  • meg

    Scotch, I'm sorry but I haven't received your email! Something may not be working with Everyblock emails.

    That is so generous of you. I don't run the shelter, just volunteer, but I'm sure they would love that!

    There's limited staff there, so I would suggest calling and saying you want...

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    Scotch, I'm sorry but I haven't received your email! Something may not be working with Everyblock emails.

    That is so generous of you. I don't run the shelter, just volunteer, but I'm sure they would love that!

    There's limited staff there, so I would suggest calling and saying you want to come by and feed the dogs some homemade goodness. Here's contact info: (773) 667-0088 - Ask for Diane -she's amazing! (Since there are limited staff, it's hard for them to answer the phone when they're taking care of so many animals, so leave a voicemail if you get the answering machine)

    The dogs and cats are so happy to have human contact, I know they would love to visit with you and eat your yummy food!

    Here's my email meaghan.olson@gmail.com if you want to message me there and talk about it more. Sorry it's such a hassle to connect. I love your idea and you are super awesome to volunteer to do that!

30 hours ago

Found cat

Friends of mine found this cat at Diversey and Whipple. If you know who this guy belongs to, let me know!

33 hours ago

Ongoing Call for Artists

AnySquared Projects regularly seeks artists and proposals for future for exhibitions of featured artists, curated and/ or group exhibitions throughout the year at various venues. One of our neighborhood projects is Art@Cole's, so far we've organized 25 exhibits at Cole's Bar since 2010.

Send projects@anysquared.com your name, website, and 3-5pieces of your current work to be considered for future shows.

AnySquared is an artist collaborative and network headquartered in Logan Square's AnyWhere Space at Milwaukee/Belden. Propelled by a deep sense of cooperation with our neighbors, AnySquared's all-volunteer members produce art events, exhibits, projects and ongoing activities in our community with mutual support and participation of area artists and local businesses.

35 hours ago

Milwaukee California Produce Open!

In the former laundromat across from Congress Theater. Bigger space, new products!

3 days ago

Updated 37 hours ago

LSG

Dear EB community,
I'm 99% certain this post will be deleted within minutes but I just wanted to attempt a rally of sorts. Can we all agree to either mute or ignore any and all posts/comments from LoganSquareGal. We all know he/she is a troll of the highest echelon .. his/her most recent comment is berating someone asking about police presence near Logan Blvd/Western (http://chicago.everyblock.com/crime-posts/jul28-police-activity-western-just-north-logan-movie-theater-6281508/#comment-444716). Previous comments have called all men over the age of 25 pedophiles/predators (http://chicago.everyblock.com/talk/jul21-increased-loitering-armitage-california-6268545/#comment-444688) as well...

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Dear EB community,
I'm 99% certain this post will be deleted within minutes but I just wanted to attempt a rally of sorts. Can we all agree to either mute or ignore any and all posts/comments from LoganSquareGal. We all know he/she is a troll of the highest echelon .. his/her most recent comment is berating someone asking about police presence near Logan Blvd/Western (http://chicago.everyblock.com/crime-posts/jul28-police-activity-western-just-north-logan-movie-theater-6281508/#comment-444716). Previous comments have called all men over the age of 25 pedophiles/predators (http://chicago.everyblock.com/talk/jul21-increased-loitering-armitage-california-6268545/#comment-444688) as well as attempting to instigate on a post about neighborhood concern over increased loitering near Cali/Armitage .. Actually just have a look at all the comments here (http://chicago.everyblock.com/users/177667/comments/). I know it's easy to get sucked into online tit-for-tat arguing (believe me, the self restraint has been difficult) but let's all rise above ... Let's none of us feed the trolls. (as hard as that can be)
Sincerely,
an EB User who actually sees the value in this online community

  • Just move on

  • Interestingly enough that crazy post was the first time I've really ever seen everyone on EB in complete agreement! Except for LSG of course.

2 days ago

Updated 38 hours ago

Hit and run, destroyed my friend's scooter

This morning on the corner of Francisco and Wabansia (ish) some huge jerk destroyed my friend's scooter, so look out for people smashing things i guess. :(

  • according to my friend's mechanic, this is actually a miserably failed theft attempt, they tore off the front panel and couldn't figure out how to hotwire it. Lock up your scooters everybody!

  • Craig Born and raised in the city.

    I liked your first theory on what happened. "So now we got a huge guy theory, and a serial crusher theory."

  • ch1cag0rob 10+ year Logan Square resident.

    Bummer! If you need it fixed, I take my motorcycle to Motorcycle Mania on N. Milwaukee. Sucks to hear, though!

2 days ago

Updated 38 hours ago

Mozart Elementary School

Hi. I am wondering what are other parents' thoughts and feelings about this school are.
If you have good or bad experiences you would like to share, I would appreciate it. I have a five year old and a three year old and this school is my neighborhood elementary school and I would like to find out what the learning environment is like there. It would help me decide if I should look for alternatives such as private, charter or home schooling. Thanks!

  • Every Kate new mom, park walker

    I would highly recommend touring any school you are considering. That can give you a very strong impression about how the school operates.

    We are sending our son to Brentano in the fall (I think they have a few spots left in preK). Its a small school with a strong positive culture and rigorous academics. Its also in Logan Square, which I love. I really want my kids to go to school with our friends and neighbors. Yay for neighborhood schools! You can call for a tour here -- 773.534.4508

  • robin in WRP Tired, very tired

    I have a friend who pulled her third grader out of the gifted program at Pritzker, and now sends her to Brentano. The child is so much happier!

39 hours ago

West Side Writing Project students create video about acceptance

During our summer 2014 workshop, Westside Writing Project (WWP) students Zyona, Sokia, Shenevin created a cool video that adresses accepting different sexual orientations. We're proud of these young ladies. They created their first video project in a couple of hours!

2 days ago

Updated 39 hours ago

Anyone have info about Paradise Garden?

There is a very nice looking garden at the corner of Drake and Lyndale that has a sign calling it Paradise Garden. There are many nice plants there as well as a gazebo and some benches. However, it has a fence surrounding it and I've never seen it unlocked in the year I've been living near it. Does anyone know the story behind this place? If anyone knows the owner, is there any chance it could be opened up some time for people in the area to visit and/or help maintain it?

  • I know what you mean, they could use some help but it's "private".
    If you would like to do some gardening, we could use your help at Unity Park!

  • Hi Everyone! I actually live right across the street. When I moved into my building, my neighbor informed me that it is actually owned by the couple that own the building in front of it on Palmer and Drake. It has tax exempt status because it is actually a small church. They mass on Sunday mornings.

43 hours ago

Updated 39 hours ago

Bucktown, Logan Square, Humboldt Park and Wicker Park Condo Meetings

Does anyone know where HOA seminars, educational classes or any other community events are held to help HOAs with any concerns or questions?

  • Northside CDC does condo workshops that includes topics around working with HOAs. I don't think Neighborhood Housing Services or Spanish Coalition for housing (more local) does condo workshops, but it would be worth reaching out.

  • Jbowman Neighborhood Guy

    Hi Ariana,

    Check out the following organizations that offer classes/seminars year round.

    1. CAI-IL (Community Association Institute, Illinois Chapter) http://www.cai-illinois.org/
    2. ACTHA (Association of Condominium, Townhouse, and Homeowners Associations) http://www.actha.org/

    J

3 days ago

Updated 39 hours ago

HopeFest 2014 @NewLife @ Homan/Division

Any other neighbors experience:

*Division St. closed off all day Saturday
*Parking on surrounding residential streets overburdened with attendees
*People pulling in and backing out of the over-capacity church parking lot dangerously into oncoming traffic (and subsequent horn honking, etc) to go look for parking elsewhere
*Trash left behind by attendees on our streets, parkways and sidewalks (see photo)
*The absence of notification to area residents about the Fest

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  • I am happy for them and the event, and have no problem with what they do on their property. Their building and grounds is really nice.

    What I find curious and problematic is that a 4000 member church has less than 100 parking spots, and it is dramatically affecting the...

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    I am happy for them and the event, and have no problem with what they do on their property. Their building and grounds is really nice.

    What I find curious and problematic is that a 4000 member church has less than 100 parking spots, and it is dramatically affecting the immediate area.

    Their parcel is several acres in size, but more than half of it was used to dump building debris which was then covered with dirt and it formed a grassy hill with a trail on it.

    The grass hill and large lawn is certainly pleasant to look at, but when there are large services or huge events like this, the infrastructure (parking, streets) are inundated beyond capacity for the duration of these events/services.

    An immediate neighbor of the church recently posted on NextDoor, which many of you cannot see, that two bus stops that used to be located on the formerly commercial/warehousing strip in front of the church on Division St. were re-located in front of residences and a business (both E & W bound), including in front of an auto repair shop that has a curb cut.

    Moving these bus stops gave the church at least 8 more spots in front of their facility, but it took away at least 8 spots in front of residences and the business.

    Moving those bus stops costs tens of thousands of dollars. Where did that money come from?

    My question is how a brand new structure/development on a huge parcel with a predictable use of 1000 or more members at a time was approved w/less than 100 parking spots?

    I admit, my annoyance about the inflatable bouncy houses blocking the street instead of being located on the grassy lot seems trite.

    However, overloading and dominating infrastructure that is taxpayer funded to accommodate the built-in needs of a tax-exempt organization bothers me. The inflatable was just a reminder.

    I expect that new sidewalks, street lights, and relocating overhead wires away from the ever beautifying visage of New Life will be another tax-payer funded "improvement" to our Ward.

  • Elise Doody-Jones Logan Square Resident

    Have you discussed this issue with your Alderman ? That is what they are there for.
    My suggestion is:
    You collect a hand full of neighbors, get a list of complaints and a list of ideas on how to solve the problem and request a meeting with the Alderman and New Life. Calmly address the issues and work them out together.

    Perhaps New Life is so busy trying to help people that they don't know that they are having a negative impact on those around them.

2 days ago

Updated 41 hours ago

Effectiveness of city's lawn builder

The city recently redid about 1,300 feet of 8-inch water main on my block. Included in this project was the "restoration," including new curbs, parkway sidewalks, and repaving the street (all good things). My main question here is if any of you have experience with this turf building they laid down? Is it effective? Will the grass grow back in time before the end of the summer, or should I expect to have to reseed next spring?

Thanks!

42 hours ago

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