14 min 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.

10 hours ago

Updated 29 min ago

New Business?

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

2 days ago

Updated 39 min 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.

  • meg

    I can be! Thanks Beth! I prob can't make it Friday (possibly after 5:30 but not sure), but prob Sat if you're around. I'm so sorry about your sick cat! :( Hope s/he gets better soon! If you can message me your address that would be great. You rock!

  • meg

    (It's also a great excuse for me to get up there for some good veggie pho, which I'll make any excuse to do that!)

1 hour ago

Milwaukee California Produce Open!

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

5 hours ago

Updated 1 hour 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?

  • From the 14th District CAPS Office
    "There was a non-criminal death investigation from 28th JULY about 11:30 PM from the area of Armitage/Humboldt. It does not appear to be a homicide or any foul play involved but we will not know the results until the coroner's report is completed."
    If anyone is interest in following up on this please call the CAPS Office at 312-744-1261 or email caps.014district@chicagopolice.org

  • PR

    Fyi - non-criminal death investigations don't count towards the city's homicide rate. If the coroners report comes back inconclusive they won'the reclassify it. Just one of the ways they cook the books.

4 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

  • Logan Dad Logan Dad

    Love this development. I used to live right down the street from the building they put on Division and Ashland and it was a great example of smart urban design/city planning. They put dense population centers on undesirable land right next to transportation hubs and didn't offer parking. The apartments were more affordable as a result, put all the tenants in locations where they could use public transit and offered a ton of retail at the ground level to drive neighborhood foot-traffic. This is something our neighborhood should jump at!

4 hours ago

Updated 2 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.

  • I have no idea if its still available or what condition its in, but I was walking my dog on Sun and saw a "For Rent" sign for a one bed priced at $900 on the corner of Kedzie and Fullerton on the east side of the street.

  • There is a sign on my block, can't remember the address, but the sign is in the yard of a red brick 2 flat on the 2700 block of Troy. It's for an apartment on the 3100 block of Diversey, though, which is very close by. I saw it said something about a one bedroom for $800 or maybe $850, can't remember exactly.

39 hours ago

Updated 2 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.

30 hours ago

Updated 3 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!

29 hours ago

Updated 3 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!

3 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!

32 hours ago

Updated 4 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

  • When our little guy got out, we tracked him down through EveryBlock and lots and lots and LOTS of flyers....she'll turn up! Good luck, we'll keep our eye out!

  • I will be posting more flyers tonight...Hopefully someone will call, thank you all for your advise and well wishes!

9 hours ago

Updated 4 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

4 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.

44 hours ago

Updated 4 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

  • Marcym, we use a device called Loc8tor for our very smart former alley cat. We chose not to use gps because cats tend to stay in the neighborhood where dogs will roam for miles. With Loc8tor the cat wears a beacon on his breakaway collar (looks kind of big but...

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    Marcym, we use a device called Loc8tor for our very smart former alley cat. We chose not to use gps because cats tend to stay in the neighborhood where dogs will roam for miles. With Loc8tor the cat wears a beacon on his breakaway collar (looks kind of big but he does not mind at all). When you can't find your little one you turn on a hand held device and it will beep faster or slower depending on where the cat is. It is kind of like playing "Hot/Cold" when you were little. Our condo has a fenced in yard but our street smart cat will hide and wait for someone to take out the garbage and then make a run for it. The device will let us know if he is under a grill on the third floor, snuck out next door, sleeping in the bushes or has come back inside and is sound asleep in his favorite spot. If your cat got lost you would walk around the neighborhood with the device. When it located the beacon/cat it would start beeping faster. It works through concrete(stuck in basement/ someone's garage/even someone 'a house). Our cat has never been more than one building away. He will often come out of his hiding place when he hears the beacon on his collar beep, he knows we are looking for him. We got this on amazon for about $90 and can't imagine not having it.

  • What John said re registering your chip with Found Animals Foundation!
    Also, CACC should have the info of the person who adopted the dog from them, however their contact info/phone number may no longer be valid.

4 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!

29 hours ago

Updated 4 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.

9 hours ago

Updated 4 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

2 days ago

Updated 5 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 5 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.”

  • Lele 15-year Logan Square resident

    According to the link on Will Guzzardi's Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/events/252000228331359/), the Celebrity Bartender event is this Wednesday night (7/30) at Moe's Tavern, which is well ahead of the Avondale Fair. By September the news about Rey's DUI might have gotten buried and been forgotten. I guess it is better to...

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    According to the link on Will Guzzardi's Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/events/252000228331359/), the Celebrity Bartender event is this Wednesday night (7/30) at Moe's Tavern, which is well ahead of the Avondale Fair. By September the news about Rey's DUI might have gotten buried and been forgotten. I guess it is better to have him behind the bar serving drinks than in front of the bar knocking them back and then getting into his car to drive home, but it still strikes me as a bad idea for Rey to participate so soon after being pulled over. I wonder if he will bow out and leave Will on his own?

  • Don't blame me I didn't vote for him.

20 hours ago

Updated 6 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...

  • LimoD Logan Square 20 years!

    Give Brendan Kevenides a call. He is on Twitter and he will listen to you and decide if you have a case. He works tirelessly for bikers and is an avid biker as well.

  • Eleanor Blick Avondale resident, car-free neighbor

    So sorry to hear about this. I've had the same thing happen with my bike being damaged while parked, twice actually. In both instances I filed reports (very important to do for any follow-up), but the police said nothing could be done without a witness, and lawyers or a renters...

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    So sorry to hear about this. I've had the same thing happen with my bike being damaged while parked, twice actually. In both instances I filed reports (very important to do for any follow-up), but the police said nothing could be done without a witness, and lawyers or a renters insurance claim would have quickly become more expensive than the estimated damage. If the damage was that extensive and/or you had a particularly nice bike, I think putting a few posters up in the area and doing more asking around for a witness might prove worthwhile. Good luck!!

2 days ago

Updated 6 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?

  • Autumn_love, thanks, and I actually agree. But LSG has had WAY too many holes in his/her stories and deliberately inflammatory posts. I am more than willing to accept most positions/beliefs, but there are times when it's all too apparent that the person espousing those opinions is nothing but an attention seeker attempting to get a rise out of people. Sadly, this is the reality of the internet and I'd rather call that out when it's as obviously expressed as LSG has done.

  • Juan C. Ayala Belmont Cragin Resident

    Autumn,

    Go back and read all of LSG's posts in other threads, if they are still up. Then you will understand.

31 hours ago

Updated 7 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!

7 hours ago

You have 29 new neighbors in your followed places, including…

2 days ago

Updated 8 hours ago

Looking to Rent

Hello Future Neighbors.

I am hoping to move to Humboldt either the first or August or September and I was wondering if anyone had recommendations or leads? I've been doing the usual Craiglists and walking around, but since you all live here you would have a better idea.

I am looking for 3 bedrooms, with laundry, at $1200.

I would appreciate any help and I look forward to talking to you guys more on here :)

- Tawny

  • Try Stateandchicago.com. Don't let the name fool you. The woman who owns the company finds renters for me whenever I have a vacancy in Humboldt, Pilsen, and Logan Square. I'll have two vacancies in Humboldt in August. I'll be getting one ready for September and the other one will be ready in mid-August. Let her know Bill sent you.

  • There you are! My neighbor just said he may have something close to what you want-Sept 1st. Please e-mail me at klh@mindspring.com. We have nice neighbors on this block!

Jun 06

Updated 8 hours ago

success contesting speed camera citations?

I'm interested to hear if anyone has successfully contested a speed camera citation.

I live near Clemente High where they've installed cameras both on Division and Western. I couldn't figure out why I'd see the lights flash over and over as cars passed seeming to be driving at a normal rate of speed. Then I got two tickets in the mail: it's a school zone and speed limit is 20mph "when children are present."

First of all, I am not...

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I'm interested to hear if anyone has successfully contested a speed camera citation.

I live near Clemente High where they've installed cameras both on Division and Western. I couldn't figure out why I'd see the lights flash over and over as cars passed seeming to be driving at a normal rate of speed. Then I got two tickets in the mail: it's a school zone and speed limit is 20mph "when children are present."

First of all, I am not a speeder but I've never seen a car slow down to 20mph on Western unless there is heavy traffic. If you don't maintain the flow of traffic you're liable to cause traffic problems (not to mention the road rage you'd incite).

Second, does anyone know the law? Does "when children are present" mean when they're in sight, or does it generally mean when children are in the area i.e. in the school building?

Either way, seems to me these cameras are just slapping drivers with fines without having any positive impact on behavior.

  • Oh please, give me a break. This i about tickets, cameras, and the fact the cameras do nothing to save any kids just taking our money. Any your overly emotional dramatics are a joke. I stand by my phrase, because there are zero kids saved because of a 20 MPH zone.

  • Kyle eat, drink, run

    Most Chicagoans drive like A-holes, lets be honest. The fact that no one seems to know the speed limit on just about EVERY city street is 30 mph (unless you're in a school zone) is evidence. I'm not in favor of a nanny state, but I am in favor of...

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    Most Chicagoans drive like A-holes, lets be honest. The fact that no one seems to know the speed limit on just about EVERY city street is 30 mph (unless you're in a school zone) is evidence. I'm not in favor of a nanny state, but I am in favor of safer streets for everyone (drivers, bikers, pedestrians, children) - nearly all of us are or have been every one of those. We obviously do not have enough police officers available to enforce traffic violations.
    There are massive amounts of evidence that the speed cameras and red light cameras are reducing terrible driver behavior. I say keep em up. Change your habits if they're impacting your wallet, its pretty easy. Drive like you want people to drive when they're on the street you live on.

Jul 21

Updated 8 hours ago

Increased loitering at Armitage/California

Does anyone know the story behind the group that's been hanging out with increasing frequency at California and Armitage? In front of the bank, and sometimes behind it. Young adults. They're not waiting for the bus...and have been hanging out a lot more often.

  • This is a perfect thread that people are concerned as to what's going on in there neighborhood. That's a good think as that is what EB. Is good for. There is a nescitty for these kind of programs. It's just a shame that so many people have the not in my backyard attitude. This place is meant to help young individuals become better people and will in turn make. For a better neighborhood .

  • Dhe

    Warning!!! Long and biased.

    To all my fine neighbors. I make no excuses for my position. As I stated, I am a home owner of 30 years. I have seen my neighborhood rise from what was once "Hooker Alley." We had prostitues 24/7 on Armitage and California. I was here...

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    Warning!!! Long and biased.

    To all my fine neighbors. I make no excuses for my position. As I stated, I am a home owner of 30 years. I have seen my neighborhood rise from what was once "Hooker Alley." We had prostitues 24/7 on Armitage and California. I was here when Tastee Freeze was a bonified dump. When the strip mall on corner of A&C was a used car dealership with an owner who harbored and supported drug use and prostitution.

    I have fought many, MANY, battles to better my neighborhood. Where Katakanas Restaurant now stands, was once a delapidated building housing a tire shop that conducted business on Mozart with no regard to the neighbors. Should I mention all the shootings and murders that took place in the area? When Mozart & Cortland had gang members boldly hanging on the corner and reeking havoc on the innocents.

    We, dear wife and I of 29 years, were burglarized twice, car broken into three times (Several years ago) our window broken from a stray bullet.

    I and SEVERAL neighbors met with Alderman Moreno to express our concerns over what could potentially happen. We were assured that, what we are now experiencing, would not happen.

    We (neighbors who met with Moreno) are very upset that the issues we voiced are now our reality!

    The facility only houses a small number of beds on a first come first served basis. So what are the rest who didn't get in to do the rest of the night.

    I am pro helping young men and women. My line of work involves this service. These "loiterers" are not from our neighborhood, they are bused in, yet we are left to deal with the after math that neither the Alderman nor the Director of LCN are dealing with.

    What to do??? What to do??

18 hours ago

Updated 9 hours ago

Gunshots near Wrightwood/Drake?

Around 9:30 this evening I heard a series of ~12 pops near Wrightwood and Drake. They occured within a 30 second time span, and they sounded too loud to be from a handgun, yet too infrequent to be fireworks.

Did anyone else hear the same?

  • Joe

    I heard it. It has been awhile since my military days but I did not react to it as trained, my initial thought was banging metal but I could be wrong.

  • Becca500 Reverse Commuter and Bike Rider

    I was sitting on a friend's porch literally at the corner of Wrightwood and Drake at the time you reference.

    It was 100% fireworks, pretty colors and all!

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  • Permit issued for new construction

    SELF CERTIFICATION REVIEW: ERECT FRAME SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE (4A CONSTRUCTION) WITH DETATCHED FRAME 2 CAR GARAGE (4A CONSTRUCTION) WITH ROOF TOP DECK AS PER PLAN.

    1815 N. Mozart St. Issued July 28, 2014 Comment

28 hours ago

Updated 16 hours ago

CTA Safety Stats to be Released Today

The Mayor's Office is going to release the CTA crime stats for the first half of 2014 sometime today. ABC 7 Chicago has a full report on CTA safety. http://abc7chicago.com/news/cta-crime-down-more-than-34-percent-new-city-data-says/225906/

Snippet from the report:

Crime is down on the CTA, according to new police data expected to be released by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Transit Authority officials.

The number of violent crimes and thefts reported on buses, trains and rail station platforms for the first six months of 2014...

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The Mayor's Office is going to release the CTA crime stats for the first half of 2014 sometime today. ABC 7 Chicago has a full report on CTA safety. http://abc7chicago.com/news/cta-crime-down-more-than-34-percent-new-city-data-says/225906/

Snippet from the report:

Crime is down on the CTA, according to new police data expected to be released by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Transit Authority officials.

The number of violent crimes and thefts reported on buses, trains and rail station platforms for the first six months of 2014 declined more than 34 percent, compared to the same period in the previous year.

According to the Chicago Tribune, theft is the No. 1 crime on the CTA. Theft declined 18 percent in the first half of 2014. Still, some riders have concerns.

How do YOU feel about the Logan Square, California, and Western Blue Line stops? How about the local bus stops?

  • Alan is right You're wrong.

    Are men allowed to give opinions here or is that still not allowed?

  • Logan Dad Logan Dad

    Alan - Since men are responsible for all the crime, they probably shouldn't comment on this story.

  • LoganSquareGal, thanks you sir for posting. You are a true stand up guy and a man's man. A true gentleman. I mean that, bro.

44 hours ago

Updated 18 hours ago

Grey cat found 2839 W Logan Blvd

Our neighbors found a grey cat with pink collar in their back yard. Friendly and skinny. If it is yours, you can reach them at 312.405.3259 (they are not on Everyblock). Photo attached.

  • Cat Wrangler happy Humboldt Park resident

    In answer to Logan Fullerton's question, some people who have outdoor cats seem to have issues with litter boxes. They'd rather let their cats go outside than deal with a litter box. So, if you see this woman again, you might consider that in one of your counterpoints. Good luck!

  • i had a similar situation. i posted here a couple weeks ago about a grey and white "stray?." i talked to neighbors on either side who knew nothing but had seen her around for a long time ...after getting feedback from everyblock folk, i had booked an appointment with the...

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    i had a similar situation. i posted here a couple weeks ago about a grey and white "stray?." i talked to neighbors on either side who knew nothing but had seen her around for a long time ...after getting feedback from everyblock folk, i had booked an appointment with the grand ave anti cruelty to have the cat fixed (after first checking for a chip)...then, the cat disappeared and a couple days later the kids two doors down told me about their grey and white cat (pearl) who had recently had kittens...they were saying she was "done" with her kittens (they were weaned? they were born? not sure...) anyway, now i am going to try and talk to mom and offer to take the cat in for fix and shots (the fix is only 25 bucks -- what a deal)...i'll tell her i have a "coupon" for a free fix...i don't want to be insulting to them.....anyway, they have been keeping her in since i almost nabbed her, so that's a good thing -- but she sure was skinny before I started feeding her -- though in light of what the kid's say, maybe she fattened up for other reasons! in any case, i'd say it's important to make sure the cat is fixed and has basic shots, no matter who it belongs to...and if it is roaming and finds a better home -- so be it.

2 days ago

Updated 22 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

  • We're closing our accounts and moving to Liberty Bank for the time being. We picked green choice because they invested in green technology and green companies. After visiting Providence's website, I'm still trying to understand what "christian banking" fully entails.

  • PR

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

22 hours ago

27 hours ago

Updated 24 hours ago

Private Message

How do I p/m on Everyblock? O_o

  • Isis, click on the picture or screen name and you will be taken to the member's profile. On the right side there is an option to send an email directly to that person. click on it and message away!

2 days ago

Updated 24 hours ago

What's that noise?

I've been hearing loud bang the last two nights. They don't sound like gunshots or fireworks - more like something very heavy being dropped. Does anyone else know the source? I'd like to call 911, but I have no idea where the sounds are coming from.

  • I think that loud noise is LSG! Run, everybody!

  • If it's shaking buildings it's probably more than 1/4 stick of m80 maybe a full stick.

    I've heard 1/4 stick and it's temporarily deafening so a full must be huge boom

25 hours ago

Condo Living Made Easy?!

I would like to invite my community and neighbors to these upcoming seminars! These are very informative. They are hosted by Lauren Peddinghaus, owner of Haus Financial Services,LLC. Please come ask questions, share concerns and get informed about different Condominium Association topics! Please RSVP at admin@chicagocondoresource.com

26 hours ago

Waffles lost please help

Lost cat name Waffles..lost 6/29/14 around Monticello and Wright wood.. i checked all the shelters in Illinois that's close 2 Chicago... please i believe some one in the neighbor hood has him... he is grey and white long hair mix..he has tags... please if u have him let him go..or call me i can pick him up..no ???? Asked... i just want him home he belongs to my daughter... he has splashed of brown mixd in fur..very friendly

2 days ago

Updated 27 hours ago

For Sale: Gently Used 5,000 BTU Frigidaire Window Unit

Frigidaire 5,000 BTU, model FRA054XT7
Includes remote and manual.
Used one summer only: I'm selling because my new apartment has AC.

Delivery not available.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/frigidaire-5000-btu-window-air-conditioner-white/9734417.p?id=1218163640312&skuId=9734417&st=categoryid$abcat0907001&cp=1&lp=3

  • Prepare to get blasted by folks saying to not post for sale items here. I, however, don't mind.

  • How much were you looking to get for it? Email me? Tullis.liza@gmail.com

  • ErikaM Blue-Line identified

    Thanks for the responses - it's been sold.

41 hours ago

Updated 28 hours ago

favorite (or feared) laundromats?

hi. just moved back to chicago and my building is sans washer/dryer. looking for laundromat recos in the area (few miles radius around north/kedzie). nothing fancy, just someplace with good machines that's relatively clean and i'll be left in peace while i wash my stuff.

gracias.

  • Dima Work at home in Logan Square

    Oh I always just assumed the way to add more time to the dryer was actually reinserting the card a couple of times. If there is a way to add time all at once I'd like to know too!

  • Two thumbs up for Bubbleland. I've never had any issues, but there's always staff around if you did need any assistance. If you're a night owl, they also offer discounts on the machines after midnight. As for adding time to the dryers, I'm pretty sure the only way is to remove/reinsert the card. I've also not been able to add time any other way.

2 days ago

Updated 28 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!

  • Thanks meagancs. We actually did end up calling our home inspector to first help us diagnose the problem. If for whatever reason that doesn't work out we'll give you guys a call.

  • 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.

Apr 14

Updated 28 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.

  • Simon D Lamb Restaurant guy, gallery guy

    Solid beer and wine selections. Funky, fun stuff.

  • Thing Fish Southside to Northside

    Was in there for the first time this past weekend. We liked it, the guy was very helpful, and they had a great selection.

28 hours ago

Fitness 4 Kids Health Fair targets obesity epidemics

Association House of Chicago is promoting physical activity and wellness for Humboldt Park children at the annual Fitness 4 Kids Health Fair. The health fair will be held on Saturday, August 16, 2014 from 9:00am to 1:00pm at 1116 N. Kedzie Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, 60651.

2 days ago

Updated 29 hours ago

CTA Creep Post Removal Is Equal to Victim Blaming

When someone posts about an individual in the community who is doing things that makes someone fear for their safety and / or the safety of others, and does so WITH DETAILS GIVEN, YOU DO NOT accuse that person of things such as libel, defamation, etc. You especially DO NOT accuse that person of violating that suspicious actor's privacy WHEN THE PHOTO WAS TAKEN IN PUBLIC!!!

When anyone is out and about in public, there is no reasonable expectation of...

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When someone posts about an individual in the community who is doing things that makes someone fear for their safety and / or the safety of others, and does so WITH DETAILS GIVEN, YOU DO NOT accuse that person of things such as libel, defamation, etc. You especially DO NOT accuse that person of violating that suspicious actor's privacy WHEN THE PHOTO WAS TAKEN IN PUBLIC!!!

When anyone is out and about in public, there is no reasonable expectation of privacy per state and federal laws, which is why we're allowed to possess and use cameras for still photography and videography.

Telling someone that they can't post the photo of a suspicious person, especially when that suspicious person is showing behavior consistent with that of a PEDOPHILE, is tantamount to telling other people who have photographed suspicious actors that they are also wrong.

I saw a post in the Logan Square forum here whereby someone photographed an actor who was "casing neighborhood cars" and posted the photo with a description of the behavior.

That the post was allowed to stay and that person wasn't attacked by the community, but I WAS attacked by all of you for reporting someone who might possibly pose a threat to the community along with the specifics and a photo, speaks to the on-going problem of sweeping male aggression and especially male sexual harassment (on-going staring and LEERING is STREET HARASSMENT) against women and children as being perfectly fine and acceptable.

Anyone remember the #YesAllWomen hashtag on twitter, and the support that got? Why are all of you trying to protect a possible pedo? What's up with that?

  • All CREEPS, male & female should be reported, you never know what the next step these creeps might take how far they think they can go!!! Even suspicious acts, you just never know!

  • Everett Block EveryBlock Team Captain

    Hi folks,

    Because of the number of personal attacks and off-topic comments, we are closing this thread.

    In the future, please consider our guidelines when posting: http://chicago.everyblock.com/help/guidelines/

4 days ago

Updated 30 hours ago

my neighbors lost their grey tabby Ccooper" on 2200 block of N. Sawyer

If anyone has seen Cooper please let me know and I will try to get you in touch.

  • i'm cooper's owner -- thank you SO much for posting this. he is happy and home!

  • Varagona Music Teacher & Lanlord

    My pleasure! I spoke with Lee a couple of days ago. She thought he may have been under my porch the whole time... funny. Anyway, I'm glad you have been reunited. ;-)

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