2 days ago

Updated 5 min ago

Two Towers/Max Gerber Development 2nd Community Meeting

The 2nd Community Meeting for the old Max Gerber Project (The Two Towers), at 2293 N. Milwaukee Ave, will be Monday, March 30th, at the Haas Park Fieldhouse at 6:30 p.m .

The last meeting was packed and was originally proposed to add 253 rental units in the area near the California L station - that's on top of 52 now permitted at 2340 N. California and 120 planned to open in Spring 2016 at 2211 N. Milwaukee.

  • No one forces anyone to live in a TOD building. They're specifically marketed to those without cars. If one needs parking (and can afford the rents most of these buildings are charging), there are MANY other options -- with parking -- that they would be more likely to rent. That's the beauty of TOD -- you get the density needed for vibrant commercial strips without the increase in people looking for street parking/adding to traffic.

  • and how will people travel to Milwaukee Avenue to visit the "vibrant commercial strip"?

    traffic is already congested at the California and Milwaukee stop. it's like an obstacle course for drivers, dodging people walking aimlessly with their headphones on while reading their "smart phones". let's not forget the bikers who...

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    and how will people travel to Milwaukee Avenue to visit the "vibrant commercial strip"?

    traffic is already congested at the California and Milwaukee stop. it's like an obstacle course for drivers, dodging people walking aimlessly with their headphones on while reading their "smart phones". let's not forget the bikers who don't obey traffic lights and the occasional skateboarder traveling down the street.

    TOD dwellers will have visitors who drive cars. Congress Theater will be bringing in traffic - capacity is what again? 4,000?

    how will neighbors on intersecting blocks be affected?

    (meanwhile, it sounds like Alderman Moreno may have already made up his mind. the election is over.)

17 hours ago

Updated 10 min ago

Where to sell used mattresses?

My middle-aged mother is moving to a smaller apartment this weekend and no longer wants, needs, or has space for her queen sized mattress and bed frame. I don't really want to go the craigslist route because waiting for a legit buyer (as opposed to a cashiers check scammer) and then trying to coordinate pick up is more of a hassle than I'm willing to deal with this weekend. I know there are used mattress stores but…? can't seem to find much info on getting rid of them, only buying them. It's a decent quality mattress, about 14 years old, cats and dogs in home. Suggestions?

  • Sorry, but the mattress is not worth anything. Put it in the alley as other's are suggesting. You might be able to get few bucks for the frame but it would not be worth the effort if it was me. Junk it all and go do something productive!

  • If the condition is as good as you say, then why not try to donate to a women's shelter or church? Why throw it out if it can still be used by someone? I like to donate to the Heartland Alliance or Deborah's Place.

22 hours ago

Updated 12 min ago

Save the Humboldt Park Beach!

Please sign and share this! The lagoon is an important part of our community, and it's opening is again in limbo, for the 3rd year in a row.

Why the lagoon is so important, it cools us off in summer, it is actually cleaner than the lake, it is fun and it provides one of the few places where all the diverse groups that make up our community get together in harmony.

https://www.change.org/p/mike-kelly-patrick-levar-alderman-roberto-maldonado-alderman-joe-proco-moreno-save-the-humboldt-park-beach?recruiter=7702648&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=autopublish&utm_term=des-lg-no_src-reason_msg

  • We need to budget our city funds. Sacrifices need to be made. There are several public pools to cool off and liter at.

  • RAKARWOWSKI RETIRED CITY WORKER, CLEANING UP HUMBOLDT PARK

    The city is broke because people voted for politicians who promised them everything and had no way to pay for them! HP beach is paying the price for that now. Please take this into consideration in the Mayoral race and do not vote for the guy who says he will...

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    The city is broke because people voted for politicians who promised them everything and had no way to pay for them! HP beach is paying the price for that now. Please take this into consideration in the Mayoral race and do not vote for the guy who says he will hire 1000 police officers and stop red light cameras with no way to pay for them or come up with the revenue! If Chuy is elected, our beach will be gone for sure!

    Allen is misinformed again or just not telling the truth. Last years Democrats did not fund this years budget and state funding ran out. Get educated, then vote!

40 hours ago

Updated 24 min ago

Just voted for Chuy

At Humboldt Park Library. I was in and out in less than 5 minutes. early voting is now.I don't want to hear any complaining if Rahm wins the election and you did not come out to vote. just like Bruce rauner is cutting all the social programs because we did not come out to vote. let's put a stop to that practice tag you're it!!!

4 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Logan Square - Avondale Newspaper Ad Sales

Hello Neighbors, we are launching the 2nd edition of Logan Square - Avondale Life, which covers cultural, economic and political life in the area. For this edition, we are looking for someone for advertising sales, specifically to help us get some more local businesses to advertise. The part-time position is commission based, with a high commission rate (50% of gross revenues for new advertisers brought on), which can ad up nicely. For more details, you are welcome to e-mail (jraider2@aol.com) us anytime. Thank you in advance for your consideration.

  • Deb Karp Humboldt Park

    Hi Jason. Depending on the rates I might want to advertising in it. Please have your new hire reach out once they get settled in. :)

  • Jason Raider Owner & Managing Broker of Raider Realty

    Hi Deb, thanks for your prompt response! If you send (jraider2@aol.com) me an e-mail I can forward you information on the rates.

40 hours ago

Updated 8 hours ago

  • What?!? You make no sense, and for the record I do live in the neighborhood, and had several thousand dollars of damage done to my car. Not sure what that has to do with this, or the bombing of Pearl Harbor, but whatever.

    The date the storm happened was never...

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    What?!? You make no sense, and for the record I do live in the neighborhood, and had several thousand dollars of damage done to my car. Not sure what that has to do with this, or the bombing of Pearl Harbor, but whatever.

    The date the storm happened was never mentioned in the article, but your quote "The hailstorm was June 30, 2011 and not July 2011 as stated in the article." implies they stated the storm happened in July, which it doesn't. You also don't know when they received the letter, could have been July 25-31st, all of which is fair to say a month later. Even if it came a FEW Hours before August. You were wrong period. Also, I didn't use ----------- dashes, but good effort idiot.

  • Lastly your comparing a greenhouse getting windows broken with no one getting hurt to a national tragedy which lead us in to a world war is comical. IF you are a "writer or editor" makes sense as to why this is your only outlet.

43 hours ago

Updated 8 hours ago

Found dogs

Two dogs were found near Starbucks at Roscoe and leavitt. Large Brindle mix and large doodle. They're safe with me

34 hours ago

Updated 10 hours ago

If you don't pick up that poop you might get flagged!

This topic has been addressed here ad nauseam, I don't think the offenders are reading Every Block- you know, pick up your dog poop! This afternoon, someone actually flagged a dog poop. I am not sure what to make of it- If you want to see this- take a look, I took a picture. (for some unknown reason, Everyblock pics are not going through)

https://www.flickr.com/photos/bartshore/16915159066/

  • Bart... Can u send ur picture to the local news so they can do a story about it? While they r gathering information, they may find the person who doesn't pick up after themselves.

  • I saw one (maybe the same one?) on Schubert walking home from the El! Brilliant!

11 hours ago

Updated 10 hours ago

Water Bill

I know this has been a recent topic, but my (metered) water bill arrived today. Last March, my water bill was $83.40. This March, the bill is $177.49! I sure hope my tenants understand when they get a big increase in rent this year. And no, I don't have any leaks.

Feb 03

Updated 10 hours ago

Development around Kedzie/Armitage?

Does anyone know what's happening in the building across from Scofflaw (MuveMusic building) on the NW corner of Kedzie and Armitage? My boyfriend received a hint from someone at Scofflaw that "something good" was coming, but no more details were offered. I also wondered if anyone had heard any plans about anything coming into the other vacant buildings on the north side of Armitage in that general area (for example, there are a few vacant storefronts between the cleaners and Walgreens, east of Kedzie)?

17 hours ago

Now fixing Plaza Taino's "Sick Building Syndrome" Hipolito Roldan, President of HHDC.

Plaza Taino has what is called "Sick building syndrome" which means that the elderly residents get health problems from living in the building. The health problems are caused by bad indoor air quality. In the case of Plaza Taino the unhealthy air quality is the result of bad building materials and the absence of a ventilation system that brings fresh air into the building while removing bad air. The elderly residents spend time in their apartments breathing unhealthy air without...

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Plaza Taino has what is called "Sick building syndrome" which means that the elderly residents get health problems from living in the building. The health problems are caused by bad indoor air quality. In the case of Plaza Taino the unhealthy air quality is the result of bad building materials and the absence of a ventilation system that brings fresh air into the building while removing bad air. The elderly residents spend time in their apartments breathing unhealthy air without any exchange of air. To rectify this problem, Hispanic Housing Development Corporation will install a modern heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system throughout the entire building.

Hipolito Roldan, President of the Hispanic Housing Development Corporation has expressed that there is now plenty of money to go around as the 65th Infantry Boringueneers housing project's finances been approved. There will be possible to free some finances to install the needed ventilation system. It was the Hispanic Housing Development Corporation that built the building and it was Hipolito Roldan who made the decision not to install a HVAC system when constructing the elderly low income building project.

Sick, elderly residents look forward to some fresh air.

Feb 24

Updated 19 hours ago

  • LT Res Long Time Chicagoan

    Allen has finally revealed his true self. As if we didn't already know! Obviously Allen is a mutation of a MUCH weaker gene pool. Allen, I am sorry but there is nothing you can do to reverse the so-called hand that you have been dealt.

  • Allen Montgomery The real humboldt park

    You through rambling LT

2 days ago

Updated 20 hours ago

5 story 'Micro' apartment building approved for 2328 N. Milwaukee Ave

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150325/logan-square/micro-apartments-approved-for-logan-square-after-year-of-revision

According to dnainfo:

"The Transit-Oriented Development would house 52 units ranging from an average size of 439-square-foot studios, 1,537-square-foot one-bedroom units and roughly 1,000-square-foot two-bedroom units
Cost for each unit will range from $1,200 for studio apartments, $1,400 for one-bedroom units and roughly $2,100 for two-bedroom units.

The plan for the Logan Square development will feature 18 parking spaces, two Zipcars and five affordable housing units — 10 percent of the total units"

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http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150325/logan-square/micro-apartments-approved-for-logan-square-after-year-of-revision

According to dnainfo:

"The Transit-Oriented Development would house 52 units ranging from an average size of 439-square-foot studios, 1,537-square-foot one-bedroom units and roughly 1,000-square-foot two-bedroom units
Cost for each unit will range from $1,200 for studio apartments, $1,400 for one-bedroom units and roughly $2,100 for two-bedroom units.

The plan for the Logan Square development will feature 18 parking spaces, two Zipcars and five affordable housing units — 10 percent of the total units"

So this won't be have 'SRO' /single room occupancy zoning. And to me the units are not very MICRO...or cheep. (I think the article might be mixing up the 1000sqft 2 bedroom with the 1500sqft 1 bedroom).

To me this seems like a good fit for a busy corner right by the El. This should help spread the revitalization of Milwaukee Ave further northwest.

  • Yeah there is a huge difference between having the cash and actually affording those apartments. I LOL'd at the part in the article where they suggested these were for the younger millennials... Was I the only one who didn't graduate college debt free with a $60k a year job right off the bat? I'm over 30 and couldn't afford one of these studios. Good grief. I guess I'll show myself out, Logan.

  • Alan.. You're probably wrong.

    Jerry, just because you didn't make that much doesn't mean there isn't a market for it. I can think of two guys off the top of my head that were making that much as union guys while I was still in college. They went in straight from HS so no...

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    Jerry, just because you didn't make that much doesn't mean there isn't a market for it. I can think of two guys off the top of my head that were making that much as union guys while I was still in college. They went in straight from HS so no debt.
    Personally, I would NEVER pay anything close to that. I mean, my condo is half that and 1.5x the size (lol it's small) of that. But hey, it's not for everyone. Would you rather have this person rent one of these new ones and spend there cash here or take up some of the rental stock that's already dwindling as that's their only option in the area and force someone out of a cheaper apt?

21 hours ago

Updated 21 hours ago

Community Orginizing

CAPS- There is an in-place, staffed , and institutionally connected structure, very local to you, that has a regular meeting time & place. It tends to be safe & neutral across race, culture, and economics. The Community Policing program. This is a VERY good place to start. Meet some neighbors that are not in your circle of acquaintances, and may be very different from you. Get a sense of who is involved in your immediate community. Hear some of the...

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CAPS- There is an in-place, staffed , and institutionally connected structure, very local to you, that has a regular meeting time & place. It tends to be safe & neutral across race, culture, and economics. The Community Policing program. This is a VERY good place to start. Meet some neighbors that are not in your circle of acquaintances, and may be very different from you. Get a sense of who is involved in your immediate community. Hear some of the concerns prevalent around you. A good place to ask for help and about resources. I have found this an excellent place to organize clean-ups and block clubs out of.

CLEAN UPS- This has been the number one way of starting to get neighbors together, in my experience. Sponsored cleanups (like the April 18th park cleanup), are an excellent way to begin. Then, when you have a group (it does not need to be large, 3-4 can do it), You can focus on a specific location (block, corner, vacant lot, etc);

Here is what we used to do:
We would identify a block to work on and with.
We would find one or two folks on that block who were interested in working with us.
A date would be agreed on for the cleanup (usually starting mid-to-late morning on a Saturday)
Flyers would be made up and distributed door-to-door on the block.
Streets and Sans would be contacted to provide brooms, rakes, shovels, garbage bags etc.
The beat sergeant, CAPS, etc were made aware.
Hotdogs, fixings, chips, and pop were purchased.

On the day of the clean-up, we would bring the cleaning supplies (and food for later); and start from one end of the block cleaning curbs, gutters, parkways, fence lines (under front yard fences) , and vacant lots (sometimes only superficially), and slowly work our way down the block.

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

    At this point, there would be NO ONE from the block participating. usually, not even the folks we had contacted to set up the date with. In the beginning, that used to make me very frustrated; but I eventually got over it, as I saw what the dynamics were. As...

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    At this point, there would be NO ONE from the block participating. usually, not even the folks we had contacted to set up the date with. In the beginning, that used to make me very frustrated; but I eventually got over it, as I saw what the dynamics were. As we worked our way down the block, someone at some point would come out and sweep a little on their own front stairs. A few more folks might get involved. More people would be out front and we would exchange greeting and light conversation. Kids would come out and start asking about food (lunch had been mentioned on the flyers).
    One/some of us would start setting up a table for the lunch stuff near the other end of the block. We usually set up a grill to heat the hotdogs. The kids would be much more visible. We would make it clear that there would be food for all, as soon as we were done cleaning. By this time, more folks would be cleaning their own parkway & front yards, and some where bring out garbage cans and getting more involved with the general cleanup and with us.

    We finish up the cleaning, and everyone eats together, standing around the food & grill, talking.
    Often block or neighborhood issues would come up.
    We would see if there was interest in having a block meeting.
    If so, we would identify a good place to hold it- usually not someone's home. Someplace more neutral/public than that, and folks really were not comfortable letting neighbors they did not know well into their home. Folks were also not usually comfortable broadly sharing their phone numbers.
    Usually we would be able to identify one or two people willing to be block captains.
    The next event to be planned might be a meeting, but it might be another clean-up. Perhaps focusing on a vacant lot.

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

    I learned this in beat 1423, from & with some very capable organizers. We eventually used this to create many block clubs, re-vitalize the United Neighbors of East Humboldt Park community group; and went on to get funding, staff, and volunteers to run an after school program at Von Humboldt school with GED, ESL, computers, and a steel drum band. I made a lot of good friends, with a variety of backgrounds.

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

    In earlier EB threads, there seemed to be an interest on the part of some to learn more about how to get neighbors together, develop block clubs, etc. I wrote then that I would try to share on this topic as spring became more of an actual possibility, rather than...

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    In earlier EB threads, there seemed to be an interest on the part of some to learn more about how to get neighbors together, develop block clubs, etc. I wrote then that I would try to share on this topic as spring became more of an actual possibility, rather than a vague hope for the distant future :) . While there is snow on my deck outside my bedroom sliders as I write this, spring does finally seem close at hand- so here goes with some of the things that I have found effective [in the far distant past :) ]

42 hours ago

Updated 22 hours ago

Mulch by the truck load

Are there any places nearby that sell mulch by the truck load? Or is there a way to rent a truck (Home Depot) and go get a truckload of mulch? Our building has a mulch bed that runs the entire parkway of a half block. We've had the outfit that mows our tiny yards install and refill it in the past, but wouldn't mind doing it myself if the economics are right. And I've looked into going to Home Depot, or something similar, and buying by the bag and that did not seem like a reasonable option.

22 hours ago

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3 days ago

Updated 23 hours ago

Scoby inquiry

I've recently attended a kombucha brewing class, and I'm interested in starting home brewing. However, I'm in need of the scoby. Dill is currently not selling them and had no suggestions as to where I could find one. Any ideas? Or does anyone have a baby they would share with me? Thank you!

  • I've got some! Happy to share. Email me, elsbeth cool at gmail dot com.

  • If you still need one, I can split mine too. The first time I started brewing I used one of the kits from Dill Pickle with very poor results. It's much better to start with a gifted SCOBY from an established brew. Let me know if you're interested.

2 days ago

Updated 23 hours ago

Need CPA Recommendation

My husband just started his Hardwood flooring business, we are now in need of a CPA does anyone know of a good and reliable CPA that can be recommended?

Thank you.

  • Carmen B I love here.

    I love this guy- use him for business and personal:

    F.T. Karall Company

    3805 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL. 60613

    Email: frank@ftkcpa.com | Website: http://www.ftkcpa.com/

    Phone: 773.404.8484 | Fax: 77.404.0093

  • Arauz & Co.
    Guillermo Arauz
    2339 W. North ave
    773 862 8400
    We use Guillermo Sr. for our small business he does a great job always offering great advice, we've used him for many years!

3 days ago

Updated 23 hours ago

The moment every parent in Humboldt Park parent dreads - The Chicago Public Schools letter

Please read my article from my blog on our reaction to the letter we received yesterday concerning our "acceptance" into the Chicago Public School for 2015-2016.

https://charliebillups.wordpress.com/2015/03/24/chicago-public-schools-night-of-dread-school-lottery-letter/

  • We went through this last year. Got into 1 school, on the wait list for about 30 others (SEL, lottery, private). By the time it was all said and done we got into 1 private, 2 charter and 3 (I think) CPS. We ended up going with Rowe Elementary in Noble Square and could not be happier. They are still accepting applications for next year through mid-April, so I'm happy to share more info if anyone is interested. Good luck to all of you. I remember how stressful this was!

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    Attend an LSC meeting at any school you are considering

2 days ago

Updated 25 hours ago

More on the stick ups at 3000 W Schubert from DNA Info-

A man who wore a hoodie with the famous tagline "We Trippy Mane" during one crime is suspected of robbing Logan Square residents at gunpoint this month.

The saying was made famous by Juicy J, of the Academy Award-winning rap duo Three 6 Mafia.

During the robberies, the man says he has a weapon then takes the victim's property.

The first robbery occurred on March 14 around 10:30 p.m., in the 3000 block of West Schubert Avenue. On Monday, another...

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A man who wore a hoodie with the famous tagline "We Trippy Mane" during one crime is suspected of robbing Logan Square residents at gunpoint this month.

The saying was made famous by Juicy J, of the Academy Award-winning rap duo Three 6 Mafia.

During the robberies, the man says he has a weapon then takes the victim's property.

The first robbery occurred on March 14 around 10:30 p.m., in the 3000 block of West Schubert Avenue. On Monday, another person was robbed around 12:25 a.m. on the same block. About 15 minutes later, another person was robbed in the 2900 block of West Schubert Avenue, police said.

According to police, the suspect is between 18 and 30 years old, stands around 5-foot-11 and weighs about 165 pounds.

In one of the incidents, the man was wearing a dark sweatshirt with pink lettering of the phrase "We Trippy Mane," blue jeans, beige boots and earrings in both ears, police said.

you can see the thug at this lnk: http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150325/lincoln-square/we-trippy-mane-hoodie-wearing-man-robbing-lincoln-square-residents

  • Don't over think it Sarah!

  • The Great 33rd Lifelong Northsider!

    This has become a joke based off of some peoples sensitivities. THUG is not solely related to ones race, and it doesn't matter what wiki or other backup that you use. On the street level, if someone regardless of race, gang, or any other grouping acts like a complete fool...

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    This has become a joke based off of some peoples sensitivities. THUG is not solely related to ones race, and it doesn't matter what wiki or other backup that you use. On the street level, if someone regardless of race, gang, or any other grouping acts like a complete fool and causes conflict that affects othersthey are thugging it. To those that are making it about race, get lost and get over it. I appreciate good neighbors sharing info and if the word thug refers to a robber, I and everyone that I know, would firmly agree with the label. Remember 'a robber'.

42 hours ago

Updated 25 hours ago

Moving Boxes

We have about 20+ moving boxes - all sizes. Pick-up only - free to a good neighbor!

  • Hi Nicole, I need boxes can you email me so we can meet up.

  • shelia Naprapath / Chiropractor

    I too need boxes. I just posted the request. What is your location? Thanks

2 days ago

Updated 32 hours ago

General Contractor

I'm looking to hire a general contractor this spring to complete a number of projects on my home including, installing a new roof and deck, hardwood flooring, and bathroom updates.
Do you have a local contractor you would recommend who is honest, professional, and does a remarkable job?

  • Hi Nick, my husband owns his own Hardwood Flooring business. We are reasonable, and have been doing this for over 10 yrs. If are intrested please feel free to call for a free estimate

  • Hi Nick forgot to add phone 773-447-5736

2 days ago

Updated 33 hours ago

Baby shower venue rental

Looking to rent a venue for a baby shower 60-70 guest. Preferably a outdoor patio but will consider indoors too. Also must allow outside catering.

  • KPG Logan Square resident since 1987

    My hubby and I were married at Promontory Point, which is a Chicago Park District building right along Lake Michigan. Cheap rental, and we brought in our own booze and catering and music. Beautiful place. Indoor seating with huge wall of glass doors that open facing the Lake and a...

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    My hubby and I were married at Promontory Point, which is a Chicago Park District building right along Lake Michigan. Cheap rental, and we brought in our own booze and catering and music. Beautiful place. Indoor seating with huge wall of glass doors that open facing the Lake and a nice stone patio outdoors. One thing though: Because it's a park building, random people can come through to use the bathrooms, so you need to keep that in mind :) It's been awhile, so just check out current rules/regs on the Chicago Park District Website. http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/parks/Burnham-Park/

  • KPG Logan Square resident since 1987

    Actually, here is the link for "special event venues", where you can find the rental rates, etc. for Promontory Point as well as other Park buildings:

    http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/permits-and-rentals/special-event-venues-build/

3 days ago

Updated 33 hours ago

Letizia's New Space and a Fundraiser for Logan Square Schools

Check out Letizia's new wine shop and, for the next 3 weeks, 10% of retail sales will go to support Friends of Brentano and Friends of Goethe.

This Thursday the 26th is the Grand opening party starting at 6:30 pm including food, wine tasting and a gnocchi making demonstration by Letizia herself! A great way to stock up the wine cellar!

Also, if you have a wine cellar, we should be friends.

  • Tara Merlo 8 year resident of West Logan Square

    Where is the wine shop?

  • Chris Defying a Singular Identity

    Letizia's Fiore - 2456 N. California

  • I'm posting this from letezia's wine shop now, it's fabulous! Authentic italian pantry goods, house made pasta & sauces to go, and of course, VINO! Bonus- Cheese is currated by Tracy from Proevnance. Grazie Letezia & Fabio for bringing this to LS!

2 days ago

Updated 34 hours ago

Need Moving Boxes

Hello neighbors! Need all sizes. I so appreciate your help. Thank you!

  • Check out EB Humbouldt Park. I just saw a post offering boxes.

3 days ago

Updated 36 hours ago

Package Delivery Question/Offer

Hey everyone,

I have seen several comments lately about packages delivered by FedEx or UPS being stolen. I figured I would throw this out in case anyone is interested.

Long story short, I'm disabled and home most of the time. If anyone ever has an important or valuable package they need delivered, I would be happy to have you deliver it to my home and I could make sure it's taken care of until you can come by and get...

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Hey everyone,

I have seen several comments lately about packages delivered by FedEx or UPS being stolen. I figured I would throw this out in case anyone is interested.

Long story short, I'm disabled and home most of the time. If anyone ever has an important or valuable package they need delivered, I would be happy to have you deliver it to my home and I could make sure it's taken care of until you can come by and get it.

Don't know if this is a crazy idea, but for what it's worth I thought I would offer. Of course, I wouldn't ask for anything in return. Just wanna be a good neighbor. However, I have never been known to turn down pie. So if a slice of something showed up, I wouldn't say no, but it's not required!

If I could be of help with this, please feel free to reach out to me via this post or at my cell (312.four nine three.1333). I live on the 1700 block of N. Kimball Ave, just off the corner of North and Kimball.

Oh, I'm also a photographer, so if you ever need that service, let me know!

Please forgive me if anything I have posted here violates any rules of EveryBlock.

Thanks!

Matthew

  • leah wp leah in wicker park

    I LOVE this. Neighbors helping neighbors is the best.

  • Community and working together to make our schools and neighborhoods better for all.

37 hours ago

37 hours ago

Northwest suburban police blotter

• Vandals scratched and dented the gas tank, cracked the rear fender and cut the oil line between March 1 and 24 on a motorcycle on the 2800 block of North Vista.

42 hours ago

Updated 40 hours ago

West Side Slow Roll Into Spring: Exploring Our Communities

Fun for the whole family! Spring is here and it is a perfect time to explore our community on a Slow Roll Bike ride through Humboldt Park.

  • I first heard of Slow Roll through the BWB Community Grant program. Pretty cool stuff!

2 days ago

Updated 42 hours ago

Found cat - Milwaukee & Sawyer

Found a young male grey tabby on our porch this morning. Collar but no tags. Very friendly, but seemed scared to be outside. We are keeping him safe inside.

  • Just this morning, I brought a friendly stray, which had been beat to a bloody pulp, possibly by a dog or another cat, into the Tree House clinic. They're transferring him to an ER. Make no mistake, any outdoor cat, feral or someone's pet, can suffer an excruciating plight.

  • time and again, it's posters that work...put on the corner lamp posts and in neighbors' doors. the owner -- or someone who recognizes the cat and knows who it belongs to -- may contact you. a lot of older pet owners are not looking online...

2 days ago

Updated 44 hours ago

AT&T Internet Issues

Anyone else in Logan/surrounding neighborhoods having problems with the Internet since last night? I haven't had a chance to call yet but was wondering if we were the only ones. We already hate our service anyway--this might be the straw that breaks the camel's back!

  • Deepti Logan Resident

    Also not available in our area! He made certain that we shouldn't be charged unless they try to fix something on one of our home devices (e.g. ipad, computer, etc) which I know for a fact they won't be even touching. I have had my fair share of angry phone calls to AT&T so I am ready to have another if needed :) I will get that number from you if it's necessary though!

  • I thought they said 'if they come into the home' to check..interested to see what happens. Thanks for the information!

45 hours ago

Volo woman charged after bank robbery in Grayslake

McHenry police officers saw a vehicle that matched the description of the suspect's Quest in the 1600 block of Richmond Road and pulled over the driver. Officers then took the driver into custody and authorities announced charges against Knowles on Wednesday.

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Updated 46 hours ago

Humboldt Park Earth Day Clean-up Saturday April 18TH

Join your neighbors in cleaning our beautiful park and making it ready for a summer of use. The Humboldt Park Earth Day Clean-up is sponsored by Friends of the Park, and has been going on for over 20 years. This year the event is on Saturday April 18TH, starting at 9AM.
You can show up as an individual and sign up on that day, or you can sign up your group in advance and clean a specific area.
Tools will...

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Join your neighbors in cleaning our beautiful park and making it ready for a summer of use. The Humboldt Park Earth Day Clean-up is sponsored by Friends of the Park, and has been going on for over 20 years. This year the event is on Saturday April 18TH, starting at 9AM.
You can show up as an individual and sign up on that day, or you can sign up your group in advance and clean a specific area.
Tools will be provided, but it's always a good idea to bring your own gloves if you have them - the event goes on rain or shine so dress appropriately.
If you want to hear more in person, come to the Humboldt Park Advisory Council (HPAC) meeting on Thursday March 26th at 6:30PM at the Fieldhouse. Or email questions to hpac60622@gmail.com

  • RAKARWOWSKI RETIRED CITY WORKER, CLEANING UP HUMBOLDT PARK

    I will be there cleaning up HP! Please join me.

  • I'll be there as well, thanks for the reminder!

46 hours ago

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Updated 46 hours ago

Stolen vehicle

My car was stolen at belden and campbell.
It was a 2001 Honda crv. Silver

  • West Logan Pioneer Welcoming more and more like-minded neighbors

    I don't know where your car is, or if you'll ever see it again but I want to tell you that it is likely that you will see it again one day. The same thing happened to my partner's car twice, also CRV @same age and miraculously it came back...

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    I don't know where your car is, or if you'll ever see it again but I want to tell you that it is likely that you will see it again one day. The same thing happened to my partner's car twice, also CRV @same age and miraculously it came back to us. Report it as I am certain you did, and as I have practiced since two returns of his CRV, if you see a what looks to be abandoned car in your neighborhood ditched after a joy ride, call police!

    Here's to hoping your car turns up.

  • Keep checking to see if any parking tixs come up as well but the police may call you if they find it abandoned. What does your insurance say to do? I got mine back ..in pieces...5 days later. Good luck!

2 days ago

Updated 47 hours ago

Contemporary Art Gallery is Opening in Logan Square

Gallery 2506 is opening in the old Touch of Vintage space at 2506 N California. The website is www.gallery2506.com and the opening show is April 17th at 6pm.

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Grassy lot on Mozart & McLean

Does anyone know who owns the lot on the SE corner of Mozart and McLean or know how I can find out?

It's all nicely kept grass surrounded by a black chain link fence. There's a scaffolding kind of thing to hold up a banner on the corner, which makes me think it belongs to the church on McClean and California. Any ideas?

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

FOUND DOG - Small Female

I picked up a dog around Armitage and Central Park yesterday early evening. I brought her to Chicago Animal Care and Control because I could not keep her and that is where every site and every person I've spoken to has told me to look for my dog. Dogs at CACC dont have very many days before being moved into adoption status so I am posting where ever I can and putting up fliers in hopes the owners are looking for her. If anyone has information about the owners please let me know or pass this info on to them. We go down there frequently looking for our dog and can help out.

315-391-8432

2 days ago

St. Joseph Services Ofrece Clases Gratuitas de Inglés y de Computación

Si usted o alguien que conoce está buscando mejorar su inglés o refinar sus destrezas de computación, no dude en registrarse para las clases que se ofrecerán en St. Joseph Services y que empezarán el 13 de abril del 2015.

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Updated 2 days ago

Where to donate unused medical supplies

looking to donate ten boxes of unopened catheters. Preferably local so we don't have to pay shipping. Google has only found several organizations, but they are out of state so we'd have to ship the boxes. Hoping to find a local organization.

  • Ericka S. Chief Sorting Officer

    Thanks everyone for the ideas!

  • Taze Maze I'm interested.

    If these leads don't work out I know that the Oak Park Township takes donations of medical supplies.

2 days ago

Fellowship Connection is HIPP

Fellowship Connection has partnered up with LULAC and the Walmart Foundation through the Hispanic Integration Project (HIPP) to assist in creating positive change from within Hispanic Communities by providing various FREE immigration services to low-income, Spanish-dominant and underserved Latinos including outreach/education; ESL, history, and civic classes;naturalization application assistance; Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival application assistance; and Family-based application assistance. 

2 days ago

Mason Greg Cwik 773-744-6994

JC & Son Masonry
Jcandsonmasonry.com

2 days ago

Ace the FAFSA Application with These Tips

Financing a college education has become a critical component in making higher education a possibility for most families. Through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), colleges around the country determine the amount of financial aid they will award to students. To assist students through the application process Ombudsman Chicago, in conjunction with Ladder Up hosted a series of FASFSA workshop. Ladder Up provided students and parents with step-by-step FAFSA direction and advice, including the tips below. Check them out to ensure a smooth and easy FAFSA application process.

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Anywhere nearby take small food donations?

Hi all, does anyone know of a food bank or agency nearby that takes donations of non-perishable food from individuals? I'm moving and have several grocery bags of items I can't take with me that I hate to just throw out.

  • Christopher House at Altgelt and Sawyer has a small food pantry for their clients. The building is open during school hours.

  • Nimptsch3 Fullerton & Kedzie

    There's Celestial Vision Food Pantry at 3023 W Fullerton

Mar 18

Updated 2 days ago

Sod for lawn

Does anyone have a recommendation for a company to resod our lawn? Thanks

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Guitar Lessons

Anyone got any recs for people or places? Just learning for fun, so looking for something affordable on the weekend, or weekdays after work.

Thanks!

  • Amy

    The Puerto Rican Arts Alliance gives free lessons. Look them up.

  • Our daughter takes lessons from Brian Riggs, a great teacher who comes to our house for reasonably priced lessons. Would be happy to share his contact information directly if you're interested in looking into him as an option.

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