36 hours ago

Updated 3 min ago

CPS International Baccalaureate program grows to five more schools

...N. Seminary Ave.; Christian Ebinger Elementary School, 7350 W. Pratt Ave.; Bernhard Moos Elementary School, 1711 N. California Ave.; and William H. Seward Communication Arts Academy Elementary School, 4600 S. Hermitage Ave. The fifth...

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...to students in grades six through eight, CPS announced Monday: Louis A. Agassiz Elementary School, 2851 N. Seminary Ave.; Christian Ebinger Elementary School, 7350 W. Pratt Ave.; Bernhard Moos Elementary School, 1711 N. California...

...announced Monday: Louis A. Agassiz Elementary School, 2851 N. Seminary Ave.; Christian Ebinger Elementary School, 7350 W. Pratt Ave.; Bernhard Moos Elementary School, 1711 N. California Ave.; and William H. Seward Communication Arts Academy...

...Elementary School, 1711 N. California Ave.; and William H. Seward Communication Arts Academy Elementary School, 4600 S. Hermitage Ave. The fifth school, Helen Peirce International Studies Elementary School, 1423 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., will...

...Elementary School, 4600 S. Hermitage Ave. The fifth school, Helen Peirce International Studies Elementary School, 1423 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., will add students in kindergarten through fifth grade; it already has a middle school IB...

  • BTD

    you need teachers who can teach the baccaluareate and more importantly parents who will mentor, and encourage and work with their children to study and grow with the program. otherwise it means nothing. fire the parents!

  • imagine imagine all the people living life in peace

    your so right!

  • DJM 25 yr. RP & Edgewater resident.

    BTD, you're so right about parental involvement. It's great that the program is expanding, but OMG, the homework. My kid went through it at LPHS, it's one of the toughest programs in the city. It was worth it though.

46 hours ago

Updated 17 min ago

WBMX - Chicago's Best, MORE MUSIC

I don't know if a porch was removed or a building obstructing this was taken down, but this is a cool view along 90/94 just below Fullerton.

23 hours ago

Updated 25 min ago

A tour inside Masada

Yesterday, on my way out for the evening, I saw the front door to Masada open. I posted a pic of it here. A few hours later, on my way home, my girlfriend and I saw the door was still open. We were staring inside a little, and the owner (Shadi), saw us and invited us in. He was very laid back, and very hospitable. Over Jameson, he talked to us about Sultan's, the progress at Masada, and the impending...

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Yesterday, on my way out for the evening, I saw the front door to Masada open. I posted a pic of it here. A few hours later, on my way home, my girlfriend and I saw the door was still open. We were staring inside a little, and the owner (Shadi), saw us and invited us in. He was very laid back, and very hospitable. Over Jameson, he talked to us about Sultan's, the progress at Masada, and the impending opening.

The interior is big, and it looks great. I was impressed with the level of detail of every aspect. Shadi and his mother, who was also there, were very polite. They allowed me to take a few pics inside, including a menu written out on a dry erase board.

The place looks great, and just about ready to open. Even the kitchen was set up. The menu looked pretty great also. I'll post a few pics here for you guys to check out.

25 hours ago

Updated 32 min ago

Banfield Noooo!

For the love if God! Sitting in Banfield waiting room for over hour and when they get me in the room their gonna shame me into bankruptcy. Please someone give me a vet in logan area that is good and reasonable please

  • I also use Chicago Pet Clinic at Cicero and Addison as a lower-cost vet alternative to Cat Hospital etc. I use Dr. Andy for my rescued animals and he is very good with them. I have also had him clean my cats' teeth, remove a cat's rotten tooth and remove...

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    I also use Chicago Pet Clinic at Cicero and Addison as a lower-cost vet alternative to Cat Hospital etc. I use Dr. Andy for my rescued animals and he is very good with them. I have also had him clean my cats' teeth, remove a cat's rotten tooth and remove a large, impacted skin tag from a rescued Collie. Great job all the time. I have also used Logan Square for my rescues. You don't need an appt and they are fine for basic things but I would go to Dr. Andy if I wanted real sense of whether a procedure was really going to help an animal. And yes, for shots and basic stuff, you can do things like go to the Luv My Pet clinics (google them) at PetCo and PetSmart and Treehouse (for cats and sometimes dogs) and the Anti-Cruelty Clinic. If you need more expensive surgery or procedures and cannot afford them, go to Animal Welfare League in Chicago Ridge.

  • I've been using Family Pet in LP for several years. They are indeed quite expensive, but have received very good care from multiple vets..

3 hours ago

Updated 40 min ago

False Alarm Fines

Anyone know if it's true that residential homes/units don't get fined for a false security alarm? I know that businesses don't get the free pass, but can't find anything that says residential addresses are except from the false alarm fine.

  • You should have a system that doesn't immediately call the cops though. Ours for instance will call me and then my wife before it calls the police. If you have a good system you can tell right away if its a false alarm or not. I have heard that the police aren't very responsive to house alarms though.

  • Well, the response time was pretty quick as far as we can tell. We were dog-sitting a friend's dog and she set off the motion sensors accidentally (the sensors were supposed to be pet sensitive). My husband cancelled it immediately, but the cops still showed up.

23 hours ago

Updated 48 min ago

College Fund

my daughter is super creative and looking for someone to carry her line of earrings, she is a freshmen at DU and wants to do some summer classes she does the earring in her spear time send me message and I will send you pics or if you know of somewhere we should try let me know

22 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Burglary aware

Guy looks beat up bald with pony tail has a bike black jacket green hoody

Mar 28

Updated 2 hours ago

Old Sheets, Pillow Cases, Towels, etc to Donate to Dogs/Cats at a Cold Shelter?

Hi! If anyone has old sheets, pillow cases, rugs, towels, clothing (to stuff the pillow cases with), blankets, etc. I would be happy to collect. I have a car and can pick up anywhere.

They can be a little worn, just need them to be washed and clean.

We will use them to make beds for cats and dogs that are stuck on the cold hard ground of their cages while they're waiting for their (hopefully) forever home at a...

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Hi! If anyone has old sheets, pillow cases, rugs, towels, clothing (to stuff the pillow cases with), blankets, etc. I would be happy to collect. I have a car and can pick up anywhere.

They can be a little worn, just need them to be washed and clean.

We will use them to make beds for cats and dogs that are stuck on the cold hard ground of their cages while they're waiting for their (hopefully) forever home at a local open-access shelter.

The beds make a big difference to these dogs and cats. Shelter life is stressful. A warm bed helps reduce stress.

I would be thrilled to pick up any donated dog/cat supplies too. Unopened dog and cat food, litter, treats and calming toys are always appreciated.

I am planning on going to the shelter on Tuesday and would love to bring a carful of donations if you have anything laying around! Thank you! The dogs and cats thank you!

  • meg

    Hi Emily, looks like you don't have the setting live where people can email you privately. I can pick up today ~5:40 or Friday all day (I work from home -so anytime) or most anytime this weekend. If you can turn on your email settings (go to your settings), then I can send you my phone and you can lmk your address. Thanks again! The animals will be much more comfortable thanks to your donations!

  • Try again Meg, I think I've got it. I'm around today until 2pm if you can come by?!

2 days ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Johnny's Grill in Logan Square closing?

I heard that Johnny's on the square might be closing as early as the end of the month. Anyone else know anymore about this?

  • NFT LS landlord and resident

    I misunderstood him, the bathroom is not ADA compliant

  • Hayek Not FDIC Insured | May lose value

    I wonder how often this happens... where we'd see a business instead of a boarded up building if it were not for the increased cost imposed by one form of government or another.

16 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Straw/Hay

Anyone know where I can purchase straw or hay in the area? Thanks!

26 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Meeting to protest re-zoning request on 1600 Block of N. Richmond St.

Thu, Apr 24, 2014 6:30pm

There are two empty lots on the 1600 block of N. Richmond (just north of the park) that have just been purchased. The block is zoned for single family homes and in the lot where the community garden used to be (which was just moved due to the purchase), the developer is applying to have that lot re-zoned for an 8 unit apartment building.

It's unlikely that those units will be affordable rentals (under $800 for one-bedrooms). With two apartment...

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There are two empty lots on the 1600 block of N. Richmond (just north of the park) that have just been purchased. The block is zoned for single family homes and in the lot where the community garden used to be (which was just moved due to the purchase), the developer is applying to have that lot re-zoned for an 8 unit apartment building.

It's unlikely that those units will be affordable rentals (under $800 for one-bedrooms). With two apartment buildings on the corner of North and Richmond, we already have an excess inhabitants on the block. This will bring more difficulty with parking and create a behemoth of a building.

Neighbors impacted by the re-zoning are encouraged to attend a community meeting on Thursday the 24th at 6:30pm.

Location: Humboldt Vocational Building which is that large building on California, on the east side of the street, just north of North Ave.

If enough people protest it, the alderman will not grant the zoning change. We have the fortune of having a very progessive alderman.

  • Why don't you make sure there is a garage included in the development. If these are high end apts. I am sure there are garages included in the plans. If there is what is wrong with this development?

  • Do you currently live on the block? There are 34 buildings and only two are single family. One of the reasons the city down-zoned these blocks is that they were becoming too dense. I don't think the poster is against development. It is against development that adversely affects the block....

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    Do you currently live on the block? There are 34 buildings and only two are single family. One of the reasons the city down-zoned these blocks is that they were becoming too dense. I don't think the poster is against development. It is against development that adversely affects the block.

    More units (8) than allowed (3) creates more parking issues regardless of a parking space as many units could have two drivers plus guests, which leads to more stress for all current residents of the blocks. Then you factor in the reduction of light that a larger building brings, another quality of life issue. And if those aren't enough, the building behind this lot currently has almost forty units, with other large apartment buildings on all four corners. There are market rate rentals, section 8 rentals and condos on both Richmond and Humboldt.

    But what there are very few of are single family homes. In an ideal market, the homes would be sold as owner occupied 2-3 flats so that an owner can live in the building while providing rents for others. This is the mode of housing that served Chicago well for generations. Not absentee landlords. Not condos. No Urban Green Box Homes or McMansions. But developers tend to be interested more in maximizing profit rather than what is best for the community. So...

    abiding by the current zoning law, and keeping the building to single family homes is the lesser of all building evils.

  • Good luck Seth. All your points are completely valid but this will be tough to win. I hope that you will have the support of your neighbors on your side. Are you putting together a signed petition in case people are unable to attend your meeting on Thursday? The more...

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    Good luck Seth. All your points are completely valid but this will be tough to win. I hope that you will have the support of your neighbors on your side. Are you putting together a signed petition in case people are unable to attend your meeting on Thursday? The more paperwork or proof you can provide the better your case. Will there be a representative of the Alderman at your meeting?

    On a side note, is it typical for a developer to purchase empty lot(s) and then only vocalize their plans? If this developer can't do a multi unit building, will they then do 2 buildings instead?

    Good luck!

40 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

A peek inside Masada?

Was walking by the always-almost-about-to-open Masada today, and caught a peek inside....

  • Jon

    I understand and respect how they are financing this, but after 6+ years of build up, I've lost interest. Maybe my kids can enjoy it someday. I guess all I was hoping for is to not travel so far for Sultan's Market, but when i hear 'tapas' style, I'm assuming it won't be like that.

  • What bugs me the most about this whole thing is the fact that they blabbed about opening this place before it was even remotely close to being done. If you know you're going to fund this project with cash only, it should also follow that you know the timeline to...

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    What bugs me the most about this whole thing is the fact that they blabbed about opening this place before it was even remotely close to being done. If you know you're going to fund this project with cash only, it should also follow that you know the timeline to opening will lengthen. Don't get people all riled up and excited, only to delay beyond reasonable expectations - it diminishes interest.

    As much as I sound like a grump, I'm hoping for the best - I love Sultan's and the owners seem to be great people.

17 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Code 0964100G Violation

Just got a ticket in violation of code 0964100G STOP SIGN OR TRAFFIC SIGNAL which, after further research, is for parking too close to a stop sign. Apparently the code states you have to be 30 FEET from a stop sign or traffic signal, however, I can't actually find the code. I plan on attempting to contest it. This just seems like some BS way of creating revenue, especially when there are no signs posted or markings on the curb...

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Just got a ticket in violation of code 0964100G STOP SIGN OR TRAFFIC SIGNAL which, after further research, is for parking too close to a stop sign. Apparently the code states you have to be 30 FEET from a stop sign or traffic signal, however, I can't actually find the code. I plan on attempting to contest it. This just seems like some BS way of creating revenue, especially when there are no signs posted or markings on the curb and there are and have been several cars parked just as close to the stop sign or in the same exact spot for years, and I've never seen a car ticketed ONCE. I'm mad. Anyone have any suggestions for anything I can do to be productive? Otherwise, I will just stew in my anger and out $60. This was at the stop sign at Spaulding and Schubert, near the blue line.

  • Sam R. Chicago musician and Humboldt resident original...

    I've gotten multiple tickets for this offense. It's common.

  • EJ

    This website might be helpful to read stories of what has worked in traffic court for others and what won't work. He is the self proclaimed "parking ticket geek."
    http://theexpiredmeter.com/?s=Code+0964100G+
    Good luck!

3 hours ago

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22 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Question for the Group

Is it ok to post items for sale on here at all?

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

    I have a couple bikes to sell if anyone's interested. And some videography gear to sell...

  • Sergio Logan Square resident since 2000

    My thoughts are no. If I want to find something for sale I check Craigslist.

4 hours ago

Looking for used plastic water bottles...

I'm in search of used empty plastic water bottles. A lot of them. Anyone know where I can get some? I'm looking to fill the bottom of a very larger container that I am using to plant vegetables. Thanks!

12 hours ago

Meet Alderman Bob Fioretti

Hi everyone,

Alderman Bob Fioretti is meeting with neighbors across Chicago.

If you would be interested in hosting a meeting with your neighbors and Alderman Bob Fioretti, send me an email: dan.kleinman@me.com.

39 hours ago

Updated 13 hours ago

Small dog found

Small dog found today near Humboldt Park. If you think it is yours please describe him and tell me his/her name and I'll have my friend see if he/she responds to it. (She found him/her and the dog is at her house)

  • Ev

    If your friend hasn't already you might want to check the facebook page Lost Dogs Illinois. So many missing, it breaks my heart. The only way I found my girl was someone posted a picture of her and a friend of mine saw the picture and knew she was my...

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    If your friend hasn't already you might want to check the facebook page Lost Dogs Illinois. So many missing, it breaks my heart. The only way I found my girl was someone posted a picture of her and a friend of mine saw the picture and knew she was my girl. My girl was found over 17 miles away and I would never have found her if it wasn't for the picture and my friend seeing it. I would of never thought my girl could of traveled that far. Here is the link to the facebook page: Lost Dogs Illinois: https://www.facebook.com/LostDogsIllinois They also have a website lostdogsillinois.org but it is not as up to the minute like their page.

  • Jen

    Thanks she posted the dog there already

40 hours ago

Updated 13 hours ago

Motorcycle/Scooter parking downtown

I was wondering if anyone has any experience with parking a motorcycle or scooter downtown? I was planning to approach a couple of the garages around my office, or ask building management about the loading dock area. If anyone has any experience I would love to know.

  • Brian F Long time resident of chicago

    Bikes don't need a permit. Find a permit street and just park.

  • I'd be very weary about your bike getting stolen if you're street parking it anywhere in this city.

  • Emilie 5-year West Bucktowner

    Try the CurbNinja app.

Jan 23

Updated 15 hours ago

Construction "site" at 3060 W Armitage Ave

I live in the building there and the dump and mess that has been left from construction for the bank on the other corner of the street is insane. Anyone on here work for the city? I am positive they do not have permits and have no right to be using the extra land as a place to store their junk. I'm tired of the noise and tired of looking at it! Something has got to be done. That, on top of the graffiti all over the place, is driving me nuts!

  • Any word? Construction still happening. S#it pit is still there. Now our building shakes, it looks like they are going to build something next to us now. Oh joy, more noise.

  • PR

    They had a permit last year to build a building identical to yours on that site. I assume that's what they are starting. Lets hope it doesn't drag on for two years like the construction at the other end of the block.

4 days ago

Updated 17 hours ago

Please do not litter signs

Hello, I'm new to this site. I signed up because I appreciate the updates from folks in the area. I'm in the triangle bordered by Milwaukee, California and Armitage.

Does anyone here want to see our Alderman put up signs on existing poles that say "Respect Our Community, Do Not Litter" ? I saw these signs in Andersonville when I lived there and I believe they actually helped. Right now, I'm not sure the folks here are aware of the...

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Hello, I'm new to this site. I signed up because I appreciate the updates from folks in the area. I'm in the triangle bordered by Milwaukee, California and Armitage.

Does anyone here want to see our Alderman put up signs on existing poles that say "Respect Our Community, Do Not Litter" ? I saw these signs in Andersonville when I lived there and I believe they actually helped. Right now, I'm not sure the folks here are aware of the benefits of not dropping their trash on the street or in front of their houses.

Also, the Chase grammar school should start a no litter campaign in their early grades. It just takes a guest speaker to come out for 40 minutes once a year. That's how I learned not to litter back in the 70's. Since then, the awareness seems to have dropped off.

I'd love to here if anyone has discussed or thought about solving the litter problem in this area.

  • As an parent of a student at Chase school. I can say that they have a great anti litter program. There are several garbage cans outside the main entrance and surrounding the school that are emptied on a daily basis. The students are reminded not to litter on a daily basis and they have a clean up days.

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Great to hear!

20 hours ago

Teens Help Spread the Word About the Bloomingdale Bridge Transplant

Tomorrow morning, early risers can catch what may be the most dramatic step in the process of converting the Bloomingdale Line to an elevated greenway and linear park. Starting around 5 a.m., crews will begin the process of transporting the rail line’s massive Ashland bridge 1.5 miles to its new home at Western.

Mar 23

Updated 22 hours ago

2 Dead, 19 Wounded in Weekend Chicago Violence

...3:20 a.m. a man was shot in a drive-by shooting in the 2900 block of West Cortland. Police said the man was driving down the street when an offender in a gold...

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Police said the man was driven to a party in the 13600 block of South Brainard Avenue by a known acquaintance. When he arrived at the location he reportedly offered to pay...

Thirty minutes earlier, two women were shot while sitting in a car near South Parnell Avenue and West 118th Street.

Three men were also shot around 2:30 a.m. in the 6100 block of South Normal Boulevard, police said.

A 23-year-old man was driving southbound in the 700 block of North Green Street in the River West neighborhood when an offender driving northbound in an SUV opened fire...

After the victim was released, police said the friend drove the victim’s car to pick up friends in the 900 block of West Chicago Avenue where an offender in a white car opened fire on him. The man drove himself back to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where he was treated and released.

On Saturday, two women were shot while driving in a car on the 600 block of West 104th Street, police said.

Police fired on a suspect in the 7600 block of South Paxton Avenue. Police responded to a call of an armed robbery and began a foot pursuit of...

Around 1:30 p.m. Saturday police said a 34-year-old man was shot in the 12200 block of South Emerald Avenue. The man was walking on the sidewalk when a man approached and fire at him. The victim was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in stable condition with wounds to both of his legs.

...a man was shot while walking toward a vehicle at a gas station in the 100 block of West 63rd Street. The 29-year-old man said he was walking toward the car when he heard...

Police said two people were shot around 7:20 p.m. in an alley in the 4300 block of West Jackson Boulevard. A maroon minivan pulled alongside the two victims and a male offender “engaged in conversation” before producing a handgun and firing several shots in their direction.

Three minutes earlier, three men were found stabbed in the second floor of a building in the 7800 block of South Bennett Avenue.

Around 7 p.m., three men were shot in the 200 block of South Western Avenue. The men was standing on the street when an offender in a silver Pontiac vehicle drove by and began shooting at them.

  • CeCe Edwards Grand Crossing Park Advisory Council

    Wendy call CAPS office and report it immediately. Keep a record of the number they give you from 311. good luck

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    For those who want to try a different way: go to a Police Board meeting and give testimony. Go singlely or as a group. Register in advance to testify. Go up to the Mic and ask the Police Board to ask CPD to dispatch service at the problem spot. As...

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    For those who want to try a different way: go to a Police Board meeting and give testimony. Go singlely or as a group. Register in advance to testify. Go up to the Mic and ask the Police Board to ask CPD to dispatch service at the problem spot. As this is near a Post Office and School it is even more silly that CPD won't protect Postal Patrons.

    Email: Patrick.r.donahoe@Usps.org and Karen.e.schenck@usps.org and tell them what is going on. Email Marquetta at Danny Davis Office and ask they get involved. He is on the Postal board and in 2007 got Congressional meetings started where Chicago was designated the worst Post Office in the Country.

    Seems we need another Congressional Hearing about stuff that goes on in the Post Office. Perhaps if Congress hears that CPD is not policing streets and keeping Postal Stations secure...Congress can act on that too!!!

    We could rename outself. Slaughter house Chicago.

    If you go this route....post your steps on EB so the community can see what was done. Remember...elections are coming and VOTE...out these politicians who can't get city service right and safety right. Of course, keep the ones who have served you well.

4 days ago

Updated 23 hours ago

What's Happening To The Paseo?

I walked down the Paseo the other day and noticed that CO-CO'S had went out of business. I then noticed about 90% for all the privately owned businesses on Division St. from California to Rockwell were also closed. Even Bank O Popular failed and has been vacant ever since. A good friend told me even the old polish sausage factory sale has fallen apart. Does anyone know what is happening that all of these businesses have failed? Is there any hope of new places opening, maybe a wider range of stores would attract all the new people of the neighborhood to shop there. Any suggestions?

  • Amazing that it's in business anywhere. I think the Better Business Bureau "F" rating speaks volumes about Tipsy Cake, insensitive interview remarks or not. Frankly, I don't really care about Tipsy Cake, especially since it is not and will not likely be another storefront business on the Paseo any time soon.

    To get the convo back on track, I contacted the Division Street Business Development Association yesterday. I haven't heard anything yet on plans and/or businesses interested in the area but will update when I do.

  • Last I checked Tipsy Cake was still running their bakery full-tilt in the original location in Humboldt Park; they just closed the retail aspect.

    My partner had shopped in the HP location before they closed the retail aspect, and I agree that theirs was not the best customer service.

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    Last I checked Tipsy Cake was still running their bakery full-tilt in the original location in Humboldt Park; they just closed the retail aspect.

    My partner had shopped in the HP location before they closed the retail aspect, and I agree that theirs was not the best customer service.

    However it appears that Tipsy Cake is doing very well in Bucktown, so I don't really think it is accurate to link the word "demise" with that business.

    Here is the link, and while some think that tarring, feathering, and running someone out of the area on rails is the best response to ignorance; I don't. One doesn't have to look around to see that there are many kinds of ignorance at play here emanating from various sources.

    Maldonado is always looking for a scapegoat.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/24/tipsycake-chicago-bakery-_n_1299859.html

42 hours ago

Updated 23 hours ago

EHPNA Earth Day Clean-Up

The East Humboldt Park Neighborhood Association will be participating in the citywide Earth Day clean-up by joining other groups and cleaning up at Humboldt Park AND our neighborhood blocks. For those of you within the boundaries of EHPNA, please sign up at the EHPNA Facebook page so we can assign blocks; we will also be working at the park so looking forward to meeting others from other parts of HP!

  • RAKARWOWSKI RETIRED CITY WORKER, CLEANING UP HUMBOLDT PARK

    Here is what we are doing on the West side of the park.

    > Once again it is time for Spring Cleaning in the park. This years Earth Day clean-up will be held on Saturday April 26Th. The United Blocks of West Humboldt Park will be cleaning the ponds between...

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    Here is what we are doing on the West side of the park.

    > Once again it is time for Spring Cleaning in the park. This years Earth Day clean-up will be held on Saturday April 26Th. The United Blocks of West Humboldt Park will be cleaning the ponds between the Allstate soccer field and the Stables near the intersection of Division Street and Humboldt Blvd. We will meet on the corner of Division and Kedzie at 9AM, and walk over to the ponds.
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    > Since the park has been pretty clean in recent years, we will follow that up with cleaning streets and parkways along Kedzie Avenue, at 11 AM. If you can't make it at these times, feel free to start early or show up late. Also, if the group wants to splinter off to clean specific streets or alleys, we will make that call on Saturday. Please bring your own gloves, buckets, bags, shovels, brooms etc and don't forget that this will happen rain or shine!
    >
    > Please reply one way or another so we can organize for the event.
    > Thanks, The United Blocks of West Humboldt Park

  • ChiPhi 10-year EHP resident.

    Here is the link to join the East Humboldt Park Clean-up Effort:
    https://www.facebook.com/events/305729156245740/

    Please indicate if you will like to join the park group or those assigned to the blocks within our neighborhood.

  • If you have never been part of this event before, you will be surprised at how big it is. Usually over 500 volunteers( block clubs, church groups, little league, etc) ; t-shirts; cleaning equip., food, beverages, lunch, entertainment! If you have kids, this has really become a great way for them to get involved, and for parents to meet. Also, this qualifies for service hours for students that need them.
    Don't forget, this is a rain or shine event, so be prepared.

3 days ago

Updated 24 hours ago

Humboldt: Anyone else hear manic church bells around 12:20-25 AM (Sat night/Sun morning on 4/20)

Took the dog for a late-night walk and there was the sound of manic church bells going off for at least 5 minutes (could have been going on longer, I just didn't notice them until I took the dog outside). I am near lemoyne and fairfield and it was hard to determine where they were coming from, but it sounded like it was just a few blocks south east of where I was.

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Took the dog for a late-night walk and there was the sound of manic church bells going off for at least 5 minutes (could have been going on longer, I just didn't notice them until I took the dog outside). I am near lemoyne and fairfield and it was hard to determine where they were coming from, but it sounded like it was just a few blocks south east of where I was.

Gotta say, it was creepy listening to that outside at this hour, alone with the dog. I couldn't find any rhythm to the bells. It sounded as if people were just randomly whacking them. They were strong, intentional sounds - not like the wind was doing it (was trying to tell myself that was the case, but the more I listened the less I thought that was possible). It ended right before I got back into the house around 12:30. Have the window open to hear if they go off again.

Full disclosure: I just watched a zombie movie. Please tell me this is a regular occurrence and I just can't hear rhythm in bells. Hoping I just I freaked myself out and the church actually does this every night ~12:20. But I've lived in the immediate area for 5+ years and I frequently walk my dog around this time and I've never heard this before.

Anyone else hear this? Anyone have an idea of a church that rings crazy bells at 12:20am on a Sat night? Is this some kind of Easter thing I don't get?

  • "Zombie" references are equal opportunity -- and funny in my opinion. I took it a number of humorous ways, including a reference those of us who had to get up for work the next day after being woken up in the middle of the night with all the "celebrating" by some.

  • Should we all be equally respectful when multiple religions make their prescribed celebratory noises?

24 hours ago

Clemente Students Participate in "Fishbowl" Discussions.

Students in Mr. Van Loon’s AP Literature class participate in weekly “fishbowl” discussions. In a fishbowl, a group of eight to ten students lead the class in a discussion of the week’s reading. This week, students discussed the first section of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams.

2 days ago

Updated 25 hours ago

Burglaries Reported

Just wanted everyone to know the cops have been patrolling the neighborhood today looking for a person or persons who were breaking into houses. My neighbor told us a patrol car stopped to let him know. It sounds like it's just homes, but make sure your garages are secured as well.

  • Did the victims arrive home to find their home burgled? or did they encounter the burglar and can give a description? CPD is looking for whom? they must have a description of a person they are looking for, no? That would be helpful to all of us.

  • I was burgled this winter on a Saturday in the middle of the day (I hadn't left the alarm on, my bad). I'm on Talman near North. It does seem like there is an upswing in this type of activity in our area. I actually surprised the burglars in my...

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    I was burgled this winter on a Saturday in the middle of the day (I hadn't left the alarm on, my bad). I'm on Talman near North. It does seem like there is an upswing in this type of activity in our area. I actually surprised the burglars in my case, and saw one of them running to the back alley, where a white cargo van picked him up. The police thought in my case that these were "pros" who likely had been staking out my place for some time. I also heard that other robberies involved a similar white cargo van.

Feb 25

Updated 25 hours ago

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

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

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

  • I'd love a second chance. I'll send you a,message Wednesday or Thursday when I have a better idea of my schedule.

  • Catherine Krasner New neighbor

    Thanks to Kitty for the worms yesterday! I have happy new apartment mates for Earth Day :)

27 hours ago

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2 days ago

Updated 30 hours ago

Endless Winter Chicago 2013-2014

This graffiti art (see photo) posted on Milwaukee Ave cheered me up during the polar vortex.

  • That one gave me a giggle, too. Laughter is good medicine...

  • Jerry Cargill Photographer, Teacher, Live on Milwaukee Ave.

    Great graphic. Saw one posted on my building. Would like to have one.

Mar 15 2012

Updated 35 hours ago

Logan Theater and TIF Money?

Am I wrong or did the Logan Theater/Mark Fishman get about $1MM in TIF money to renovate (courtesy of our Alderman)?
If that's the case, how and why do they think they can raise prices to $7? Haven't we already paid for these renovations?

  • Interesting how these year old posts get revived!

  • Let me stir this pot a bit. Anyone know who is the single largest recipient of TIF dollars? I'll help you out, it's the Chicago Public School District with $350 million committed so far through 2017.

Apr 14

Updated 38 hours ago

1 toddler opening available mid may

hi everyone! we are currently looking to fill 1 toddler spot in our in home nursery in logan square. we are also doing interviews/tours for 2 infant spots that will be available in the fall! if interested reply or text 7738175923. thanks!

  • les petits amis nursery logan square les petits nursery logan square

    Stephanie-pls post ur email so I can add u to our site n u can browse more info. I am available for a tour on thur at 530, otherwise the following week tue-thur

  • Thanks for getting back to me. You can reach me at tsakeris@gmail.com. I look forward to hearing from you.

38 hours ago

5 days ago

Updated 38 hours ago

Logan Self service car wash with shampoo?

Does anyone know of a self service car wash with interior shampoo in the Logan-ish area?

  • Windy City Car Wash at 3265 W Fullerton btwn Sawyer & Spaulding does a great job with detailing. They have a second, newer location at North & Western Aves, but I haven't been to that spot yet.

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

    Tried the one one of North and Pulaski today and it did a decent job. Thanks everyone for the input!

39 hours ago

What Chicago elementary schools are going International Baccalaureate?

• Bernhard Moos Elementary School, 1711 N California Ave.

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• Louis A. Agassiz Elementary School, 2851 N. Seminary Ave.

• Christian Ebinger Elementary School, 7350 W. Pratt Ave.

• William H. Seward Communication Arts Academy Elementary, 4600 S. Hermitage Ave.

A fifth school, Helen Peirce International Studies Elementary School, 1423 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., is expanding its IB program to include students up to age 12. That would make Peirce the city's eighth elementary school with a full IB program.

Mar 09

Updated 40 hours ago

Red Lion Pub on Armitage

Did anyone read the health inspection about the restaurant on 2900 W. Armitage? It is nice to read about new places. This was a new one for me.

  • True, kslatte, I shouldn't prejudge. Looking forward to seeing what they have to offer. If anyone hasn't been to Table Donkey Stick down the street, I would highly recommend it. On Monday nights, they have a special $5 menu to let you sample some of their great flavors. And they just rehabbed the front to include a very cool bar space. Excellent on a winter night like tonight (ok...just feels like winter)

  • Saw they spent some time over the weekend painting the brick facade...and they've added some wood framed new windows along the front.

Mar 20

Updated 41 hours ago

City of Chicago/Integrys Electric Aggregation Program- Opt Out: Y or N?

Hey folks. I received a letter today about being auto-enrolled in this electricity aggregation program between the City and Integrys effective 3/31 unless I opt out. Before I make a knee-jerk decision, has anyone performed any research to determine if this is a good deal for us homeowners? I know I can leave the program at any time w/o any fees, but I'm certainly not just going to take only the word of these clowns. Thoughts?

47 hours ago

Updated 44 hours ago

Nephrologist at Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Receives National Award

Chicago, Ill. – April 18, 2014 – Ogb Aneziokoro, MD, nephrologist, Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center (PSMEMC), recently received a national award at the Davita Physician Leadership Meeting in San Diego.

  • Sounds like another empty PR "award" for doing nothing particularly groundbreaking. Please stop using the word "excellence" to describe someone who simply does their job. Obvious media baiting going on here.

45 hours ago

Insane Gas Bills? Local Nonprofit Can Help

Through May 2014, Elevate Energy has partnered with a certified building performance contractor to offer a 20% community discount on air sealing and insulation – the best efficiency measures to keep your building warm in winter and cool in the summer.

To be able to offer the 20% discount Elevate Energy needs at least 10 buildings in a neighborhood to move forward with efficiency upgrades in May 2014. With the buildings located near each other, the contractor can complete more...

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Through May 2014, Elevate Energy has partnered with a certified building performance contractor to offer a 20% community discount on air sealing and insulation – the best efficiency measures to keep your building warm in winter and cool in the summer.

To be able to offer the 20% discount Elevate Energy needs at least 10 buildings in a neighborhood to move forward with efficiency upgrades in May 2014. With the buildings located near each other, the contractor can complete more jobs in less time at lower cost, thereby passing the savings on to owners.

What building owners can expect:
• Free energy assessment valued at $400-$600
• No-cost assessment report and work scope proposal
• The best financial package available (we do all the leg- and paper-work for you for free)
• Construction oversight and quality assurance at no cost

Owners interested in moving forward with this work should contact Senior Energy Analyst Jackie Wiese (Jackie.Wiese@ElevateEnergy.org) directly no later than April 25, 2014, to ensure ample time to schedule the assessment and complete the upgrades. We encourage anyone in the neighborhood who is serious about completing improvements to fill out the free application. We can work with owner-occupants and owner-investors alike.

Visit the Elevate Energy website (http://elevateenergy.org/) for details on the 2-4 unit residential buildings program and to read about a building that recently went through the program in Logan Square (http://www.elevateenergy.org/energy-savers-success-story/).

2 days ago

Updated 45 hours ago

Looking for a 1 (or 2) bedroom near Blue Line

You know you are getting desperate when you view M. Fishman properties...what a sad day.
I am looking for a 1-2 bed in Logan in a relatively good location (under $1,300) that allows dogs (although I have found that many places that accept cats with make an exception for my 3 legged pup). Any suggestions? The amount of times I have hit refresh on the craigslist page today is unhealthy. If anyone has a lead on something opening up in a good building for May 1st, I would be extremely grateful!

  • Sorry, it's Domu not Domo.

  • There is an apartment down the block from me at 2728 n Albany for rent not sure of the price and another at the corner of Albany & Schubert not sure of the price of that one either. Both 2 blocks from train and on a great street as well

2 days ago

Updated 46 hours ago

Hit and Run on Logan Blvd and Sacramento?

At about 10:20 tonight, I heard a car screech to a halt and someone screaming. When I ran to see what had happened, I saw an injured man being loaded into an SUV which proceeded to speed off south on Sacramento. Several police cars followed. Anyone know what happened?

  • Hayek Not FDIC Insured | May lose value

    I'm confused... that doesn't sound like a hit and run at all.

    It's either the driver who hit the man doing the right thing and rendering assistance (depending on the injury) or a kidnapping, Bourne Ultimatum style.

  • Right. It didn't appear that the person loading the victim into the SUV was trying to render assistance. It appeared that his main interest was trying to leave the scene with the victim ASAP. My husband believed it was a kidnapping, but it didn't appear that way to me, either. It was bizarre and unsettling, which is why I'm wondering if anyone out there can fill in the gaps.

Apr 09

Updated 47 hours ago

Pit Bulls Attacked Dogs on Logan Blvd.

My husband was walking our dogs today around noon on Logan Blvd near Richmond and two men dropped the leashes of their pit bulls that they charged our dogs. Our gentle greyhound has a puncture wound, or little mutt was lucky. These dogs were very aggressive, and one got loose twice, and the owners did not seem very concerned about it. Nick had to fight them off alone while the owners watched.

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My husband was walking our dogs today around noon on Logan Blvd near Richmond and two men dropped the leashes of their pit bulls that they charged our dogs. Our gentle greyhound has a puncture wound, or little mutt was lucky. These dogs were very aggressive, and one got loose twice, and the owners did not seem very concerned about it. Nick had to fight them off alone while the owners watched.

After the initial attack, one of the dogs managed to get loose a second time.

One pit bull was white female, about 80 pounds, hanging teats, recently had a litter; the second, sex uncertain, white with brown and black spots on her back, with some kind of doggie backpack. Owners were two white males, heavyset, scruffy goatees, very short hair, balding, in late 20's to mid 30's.

We plan on attending next CAPS meeting about this, but wanted neighbors to be on the lookout.

  • nearthehighway i live in Logan Square

    did you call cops?

  • Hey Michael P. Keane,
    I was the person walking the dogs when the attack happened. If you have an issue with the veracity of the story I would be happy to meet with you off line and discuss it. I could show you the wound in the side of our...

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    Hey Michael P. Keane,
    I was the person walking the dogs when the attack happened. If you have an issue with the veracity of the story I would be happy to meet with you off line and discuss it. I could show you the wound in the side of our greyhound.

    I filed a police report and have spoken to animal control. I was very pleasantly surprised by the quick response we received from them. It was a very positive experience.

    Also I would like to also give a shout out to pit bulls as a breed. They are sweet animals and don't deserve the rep.

47 hours ago

CPS to expand IB program to five more schools

...School, 2851 N Seminary; Christian Ebinger Elementary School, 7350 W. Pratt; Bernhard Moos Elementary School, 1711 N California; and William H. Seward Communication Arts Academy ES, 4600 S. Hermitage. The fifth school, Helen...

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...in grades six through eight, Chicago Public Schools announced Monday: Louis A. Agassiz Elementary School, 2851 N Seminary; Christian Ebinger Elementary School, 7350 W. Pratt; Bernhard Moos Elementary School, 1711 N California; and...

...Schools announced Monday: Louis A. Agassiz Elementary School, 2851 N Seminary; Christian Ebinger Elementary School, 7350 W. Pratt; Bernhard Moos Elementary School, 1711 N California; and William H. Seward Communication Arts Academy ES...

...Bernhard Moos Elementary School, 1711 N California; and William H. Seward Communication Arts Academy ES, 4600 S. Hermitage. The fifth school, Helen Peirce International Studies ES, 1423 W. Bryn Mawr, will add students...

...Communication Arts Academy ES, 4600 S. Hermitage. The fifth school, Helen Peirce International Studies ES, 1423 W. Bryn Mawr, will add students in kindergarten through fifth grade, according to the mayor’s office...

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Burglary

Please becareful white male bald with a ponytail has a bike

  • edward Division & Wood

    Seems like a criminal would want a more inconspicuous haircut. Bald with a pony tail? Nice.

  • Hayek Not FDIC Insured | May lose value

    Bald + pony tail = somebody's been watching too many Kung Fu movies.

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