4 hours ago

Updated 20 min ago

Custom Blue Bike stolen in Logan Square

Please be on the lookout for this bike, second one stolen in 2 years. Already posted in the Stolen Bike Registry and filed a police report. More info about the bike here: http://chicago.stolenbike.org/node/195867

  • yourhandsmyface Palmer square. Drummer.

    Sorry to hear! I just had one stolen in the same area. I ended up finding it on craigslist about a month later. Apparently there is a guy named Gustavo who sells bikes out of his garage on kimball and Diversey. Mine ended up there, and the police have his info. Best of luck!

26 hours ago

Updated 41 min ago

Riot Fest Update

The organizers of Riot Fest have put fort a forward looking press release regarding the restoration of Humboldt Park after the massive mess that was created in Humboldt Park after Riot Fest.
In my humble opinion Humboldt Park is not designed to handle 60,000 visitors per night. The park is a mess and it will take months to repair. It has become an eyesore. The stench in the north side of the park is so bad that is unsanitary to...

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The organizers of Riot Fest have put fort a forward looking press release regarding the restoration of Humboldt Park after the massive mess that was created in Humboldt Park after Riot Fest.
In my humble opinion Humboldt Park is not designed to handle 60,000 visitors per night. The park is a mess and it will take months to repair. It has become an eyesore. The stench in the north side of the park is so bad that is unsanitary to use children's playground. This should not have been allowed to happen in the first place.
This is a community park and it should not be treated as a revenue generator by the city.
Please call Alderman Maldonado and express your displeasure at what has happened.
Please share this in your wall and participate in the discussion in every block.com

http://charliebillups.wordpress.com/2014/09/18/riot-fest-aftermath/

  • I live 6 blocks from the park and attended all three days. And could hear the blaring music all 3 days from inside my home before I went to the event. I was also inconvenienced, but I think the pros outweigh the cons. I also understand we are all entitled to our opinion. I just think the horse is dead -- stop beating it.

  • Dead, until next year, wickerparkgirl. The residents that live along the park have to deal with the inconvience for longer than those 3 days that you attended.

    I'm still unsure about the pros of the festival. Honestly.

    "Improvements" to the area are being talked about, but there's no details. Talk...

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    Dead, until next year, wickerparkgirl. The residents that live along the park have to deal with the inconvience for longer than those 3 days that you attended.

    I'm still unsure about the pros of the festival. Honestly.

    "Improvements" to the area are being talked about, but there's no details. Talk of the revenue it generated for the neighborhood has been thrown in there, but how true is that? Where's the data?

    How does it improve the community, NOW? Many on EB have said that people now see that the area is great and safer than what they originally thought, and they'll want to move here. What problem does that then cause, for the residents that have lived here bit now have landlords who plan on jacking up the rent, because they know someone else will pay for it? (Gentrification)

    If Riot Fest and the organizers were really interested in helping the community then they'd help all year long. Are they creating programs to invest the youth in this outlet they enjoy so much? Music education for local pre-school children? Are they offering scholarships to the teens in this area who might want to go, but can't afford to attend a school that offers music engineering as a future major/career? What about internships?

    It's nice that so many people had a good time, but where's the service to the community? I don't think it's right to just say "see you next year!"

27 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Handyman Recommendation

Yeah, so, found some mold on a wall in my place, and had someone look at what is going on with it. I need to find a handyman to cut some drywall so we can see where it is coming from. Any recommendations?

5 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Nanny Share in Humboldt Park Area

My husband and I are looking for a family to join or to establish a nanny share with us in Humboldt Park or surrounding area starting December 1st, 2014. Our daughter Lilian will be 4 months by then. We both work full time and would need a nanny approximately from 8 am to 6 pm. We are open and flexible to different hosting options. Our family is bilingual German-American, and a nanny who also speaks German would be great but is not a necessity.

Please let me know if you are interested.

Thanks,
Corinna

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

    Which days can you share? We need a part-time nanny for 3 days: M,W, & TH...

  • We are looking for a nanny for the whole week, Monday to Friday.

5 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Donation pick-up?

Hi there, it seems that organizations that used to pick up at my house (near Kimball/Wrightwood) no longer do so. Full disclosure: I'm too lazy to drop off and like the tax write-off perk that comes with donation, so I am missing these pick-ups (VVA/Amvets/Purple Heart/Cancer Federation have all responded that they no longer pick up in my neighborhood). Anybody know of anything? If not I guess I resort back to Free Stuff (and accompanying flakes) on CL and the Mysterious Alley People and forgo my tax deductions.

  • I live on Central Park and make regular trips to the Salvation Army to drop off donations (trying to declutter the house and basement!) and would be more than happy to drop off some neighbors items too, so as not to see them go in the trash. Just shoot me a message, and I'll try and coordinate a time with you.

  • freecycle is a great resource too. better luck having people follow through on picking up items than on craigslist.

33 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Need to find a new home for my 2 cats

Hello,
So I need to find a new, loving home for my 2 cats. I have a newborn, a 3 yr old & just went back to work, keeping up with my fur babies is getting to be too much for me.

Monkey is a black, long haired boy. He's a sweetheart, loves to be loved. He is very lazy (but what cat isnt) and extremely friendly.
Buttons is a black/white short hair girl. She's also friendly and like to play.

I adopted them as kittens 5 yrs ago and would like to keep them together if possible.

Please email me if you're interested.

thanks

  • i am hearing some good ideas and resources here...but think you should email them directly to the cat owner. she hung out briefly at the start of this posting....but never returned to answer questions from the person who sounded interested...(are they fixed, are they up to date on shots, etc.,) probably because she doesn't want to hear /read the negative comments that i admit are hard to suppress. because of that, it might be best to reach out to her in a private PM situation.

  • Preeti Ravenswood Superstar since 2003

    Yara has deactivated her account. She appears as an "inactive user" now. I hope she took some of the advice in this thread for the sake of the cats before deactivating her account.

22 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Logan Square Eat

Just moved to Logan Square and have heard repeatedly that this area has the vest food in the city! I'm excited!! What are some faves we should know about?? Thanks!!

  • LD

    stupidly letting people in on my secret (not really) brunch spot: when I can't abide waiting in line (this usually involves a hangover), El Cid has KILLER carnitas chilaquiles and squeezes their OJ fresh; has a bar and it's not busy for brunch. When I don't mind waiting, Jam has...

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    stupidly letting people in on my secret (not really) brunch spot: when I can't abide waiting in line (this usually involves a hangover), El Cid has KILLER carnitas chilaquiles and squeezes their OJ fresh; has a bar and it's not busy for brunch. When I don't mind waiting, Jam has my favorite brunch in the city (get the salmon, waffle of the day or french toast), and Reno throws down too ( I am a convert - initially vexed by too-expensive bagels, i tried The Pine chicken sandwich and am now a big fan.) Dantes for pizza, l'patron for tacos unless you don't want to deal with crowds then try El Habenero (go there for the horchata and the posole). love me some Hachi's for sushi too.

  • I love Analogue - great food and drinks (Tuesday night fried chicken), Brown Sack - sandwiches, and Rocking Horse for good food in a bar atmosphere. I can go on, but I am sure others will have great options, too. Welcome to Logan!

2 hours ago

Handyman needed for a small roofing job

We have been searching for a few weeks to find someone for a small roofing job - to seal around a few stack pipes, and cap one (2 story single family home). We were told that this job should take less than 30 minutes, but because it's the end of roofing season, everyone is busy and only taking big ticket jobs. The last guy to come out said to make it worth his time, it would be $600-700. Everyblock has given folks some great advice, so I thought I would give it a shot! Thank you in advance for any suggestions!

12 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Sawyer/wrightwood street lights out STILL??

Okay maybe someone posted about this already. It's been I feel a couple weeks now that the street lights have been out on Sawyer between Atlgeld and Wrightwood. Now I don't come home late at night often but when I do I certainly don't feel safe not being able to have a well lit safe street to park and walk on. I already called the aldermans about this. Anyone hear anything????

13 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Plumber recommendations?

Can anyone recommend a good affordable plumber? Thanks

30 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Graffiti

I've seen this particular graffiti popping up around my neighborhood. Anyone see it elsewhere or know who it's affiliated with?

  • Go look at missile and just behind liberty bank that is called art .

  • Arguing what is and isn't art is pointless. There's no right answer. It's opinion.
    And yes kittyhop I know you meant Berlin the city and my comment stands that I enjoy that particular type of freedom of expression. However most street artists, taggers, whatever know better than to tag houses and garages so it's fair to be upset at the ones who break that unspoken rule.

4 hours ago

Water Shut-off tomorrow - West Wrightwood

In case our neighbors missed the memo (taped to front door): water will be off from 8AM-4PM (at latest) on and around Avers and Springfield.

35 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Three Bedroom/2 Bath apartment available for rent

Completely renovated ~1800 sq. ft. 3 bedroom/2 bath apartment with a den overlooking the park in a second floor (top) Palmer Square graystone. New kitchen includes three walls of cabinets (base cabinets have two shelves) and includes a pantry cabinet with pullout shelves. Porcelain tile on floor. Hardwood floors have been refinished. Natural woodwork throughout. A beautiful built-in hutch is in the room behind the kitchen.

Both bathrooms completely redone. New windows (except for front) will help you save energy...

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Completely renovated ~1800 sq. ft. 3 bedroom/2 bath apartment with a den overlooking the park in a second floor (top) Palmer Square graystone. New kitchen includes three walls of cabinets (base cabinets have two shelves) and includes a pantry cabinet with pullout shelves. Porcelain tile on floor. Hardwood floors have been refinished. Natural woodwork throughout. A beautiful built-in hutch is in the room behind the kitchen.

Both bathrooms completely redone. New windows (except for front) will help you save energy when you use the central heat and A/C with programmable thermostat. New light fixtures all around. Laundry in building. Beautiful view of the park. Nice back yard with ability to share gardening duties. Within walking distances of Blue Line and buses.

Tenant pays for utilities (gas, electricity, phone).

Rent: $2200/mo. includes one (1) space in newly sided garage (remote included) plus 1½ months ($3300) security deposit. October 1 occupancy! We respect your privacy! We will not require your SSN, even though a credit check and references are needed. Ask property manager during the time of viewing the apartment for details. Please call Claudette at 708-381-0276 or write to adpostings@sbcglobal.net for more info/pics.

  • LD

    is there a housing section? I think it make a lot of sense to have these kinds of posts on EB, but not lumped in with everything else. maybe EB 3.0 can accommodate.

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

    It should be allowed IMH as long as it's a person and not a huge realtor/rental agency. There are often posts for people looking exactly for this on EB (as well as good places to eat, drink, do on weekends, etc.). As a landlord myself I often think about posting here (my tenants are thankfully long term so I haven't yet had the need). Perhaps this should be something that could be allowed the future.

4 hours ago

GQ Magazine Gave a Shout Out to Logan Square Drinking Establishments

Watch out for well-dressed drunkards swarming to the neighborhood. GQ Magazine named Chicago America's Best Drinking City for 2014. Probably nothing you didn't already know but it's nice to see more national recognition for our lovely neighborhood:
http://www.gq.com/food-travel/201409/chicago-officially-the-greatest-place-in-america-to-drink#slide=18

30 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Kosciuszko Pool- Lap Swim

Any reviews on the Kosciuszko pool for adult lap swimming? I'm looking for a neighborhood spot to swim some laps this winter.

  • SLC

    I swim there occasionally--when you buy a park district lap swim pass, it's good at all of their pools. Compared to the other park district pools I've swam at, I'd say Koz has less than the average amenities but is still adequate. There are no lane lines, and there's no...

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    I swim there occasionally--when you buy a park district lap swim pass, it's good at all of their pools. Compared to the other park district pools I've swam at, I'd say Koz has less than the average amenities but is still adequate. There are no lane lines, and there's no sink or mirror or hand dryers/paper towels in the locker room. So if you go to the bathroom you have to wash your hands in the shower and dry your hands on your own towel. Forget about styling your hair or drying it. Not the end of the world, but not ideal either. The lack of lane lines has always unnerved me, and it seems like it would be a problem if the pool was really full, but I've never actually seen it get really full so maybe it's just not an issue. It's typically filled with more casual swimmers rather than competitive ones.

    And yeah, many of the park district locations do not update their schedules online promptly so it's always best to verify all the info you need to know while you're actually at the pool, especially around holidays or seasons changing.

    The first time I went, I was very confused about the layout--you walk straight ahead until you're actually inside the pool room, then show the lifeguard your lap swim pass, then proceed to the right for the women's locker room. (Most places you go in the locker room first.)

  • I used to swim at this Park District pool years ago and it was free. All Park District pools were free.

4 hours ago

2 days ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Looking for a Closet Organizer/Stylist

I am really interested in pairing my wardrobe down to what is called a "capsule wardrobe" (i.e. around 30 clothing items that can be mixed and matched in stylish ways for fall/winter). Does anyone know of any affordable stylists/organizers who could help me with this task?

I basically want someone to help me go through all the clothes I currently own, pick out which clothes to keep, sell or donate the ones I get rid of, and then figure out...

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I am really interested in pairing my wardrobe down to what is called a "capsule wardrobe" (i.e. around 30 clothing items that can be mixed and matched in stylish ways for fall/winter). Does anyone know of any affordable stylists/organizers who could help me with this task?

I basically want someone to help me go through all the clothes I currently own, pick out which clothes to keep, sell or donate the ones I get rid of, and then figure out what key pieces I should buy to create a basic palette that I can use throughout the winter. Then, I'll probably want someone to do the same in the spring. Ideally, I'd love to find someone willing to do the work for cheap or free, and then we can split the money from any clothes I sell. I found one person who provides this service in Chicago, but she charges a minimum of $200 for just a couple hours of work, and that's out of my budget range.

  • LD

    Ericka I've been on the becoming minimilalist site for 5 minutes and already want to adopt all his ideas, even reading it is "freeing". Thank you!

  • the minimalists are good too for an overall POV. and they have a meetup/facebook group that just formed here. maybe it could be a shared group exercise.

    minimalist.org

12 hours ago

Updated 9 hours ago

Recommendations for snow removal in West Town/Humboldt?

Winter is on its way and I'm trying to hire someone for snow removal before I procrastinate too long. Do any of you have someone affordable and reliable who does it for your building? I'm looking for basic shoveling, not plowing, in the area directly east of the park.

2 days ago

Updated 11 hours ago

Red Ford Focus stolen at around 5pm, Tuesday at Logan and California.

My car was stolen this afternoon. I ran out of gas while making a left turn onto California from Logan. Two kind people helped stop traffic and push me to the north side of California, across the street from the Starbucks. It was a large black man and a small black woman who helped me push the car. They checked that I had help and left me. I immediately started walking south to the gas station on Fullerton and California....

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My car was stolen this afternoon. I ran out of gas while making a left turn onto California from Logan. Two kind people helped stop traffic and push me to the north side of California, across the street from the Starbucks. It was a large black man and a small black woman who helped me push the car. They checked that I had help and left me. I immediately started walking south to the gas station on Fullerton and California. I was gone about ten minutes. When I returned it was gone, though a hubcap was still on the sidewalk.

The person I talked to at the police station said that it is likely that someone perhaps with a tow truck saw it was broken down and took it. It would have been very hard to get gas for it and steal it in the time I was gone. I do have all the keys.

If anyone was in the area at the time or saw anything suspicious, please let me know. Thank you so much.

  • people helped you when you ran out of gas..then helped again when you misplaced your car (or intersection)...kinda restores your faith. thanks for sharing.

  • Karwasei Livin', Lovin', She's just a woman.

    Logan Square Jake, he's our man! If he can't do it, no one can!

13 hours ago

Five Point Holistic Health

Hi All - I just wanted to make everyone aware of a new business in the neighborhood that is a great resource for the community of Logan Square. Five Point Holistic Health is a community acupuncture clinic located on Fullerton just west of Kedzie that opened in May of 2014. I happened upon the clinic during a walk with my son over the past weekend and set an appointment for last night. Community-style acupuncture treatments cost only $25.00 per treatment...

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Hi All - I just wanted to make everyone aware of a new business in the neighborhood that is a great resource for the community of Logan Square. Five Point Holistic Health is a community acupuncture clinic located on Fullerton just west of Kedzie that opened in May of 2014. I happened upon the clinic during a walk with my son over the past weekend and set an appointment for last night. Community-style acupuncture treatments cost only $25.00 per treatment (first treatment adds $10.00), and private appointments are available if wanted/needed. I am a licensed acupuncturist myself, and I've experienced acupuncture in many different environments. I had a great experience last night during my appointment and will be back. If you are at all interested in trying acupuncture and/or Chinese herbal medicine as a treatment option for yourself, I highly recommended checking this place out. In my opinion, a good, professional and affordable clinic that offers alternative medicine will only enhance the sustainability and enjoyability of our community! http://www.fivepointholistichealth.com/

35 hours ago

Updated 13 hours ago

  • I'm curious why some don't want to see it torn down. Is it just the memories you have of going there?

  • Katie, from what I have heard many people don't want that intersection turning into another Lincoln Park--which is a totally fair critique, however I feel like just about anything would be better than a languishing, mostly-empty, huge, warehouse-like building that's there now.

14 hours ago

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25 hours ago

Updated 14 hours ago

Beware of wasps (Humboldt Park - on Kedzie and North)

Just wanted to let people know : My dog got stung by swarm of wasps entering the Park. Not sure if they were swarming around a spilled drink or if they nest got knocked down but they were in the grass. So watch out, this is on the trail into the park behind the Natl. Guard building on Kedzie right off North ave.

  • Sarah RM dachshundist

    I heard on WBEZ last week that we could expect a rise in the number of bees this month. Perhaps that extends to wasps.

  • I love in this area and we have had a ton of wasps the last two weekends. It's super bizarre.

  • CPL949 HP Resident

    It's gotten cold, so they're looking to feed before the cold weather hits. They have been plentiful, and with all the smells emitted by Riot Fest, I'm sure they think there's food to be had.

34 hours ago

Updated 14 hours ago

Paper Shredding

My coworker said that sometimes her neighborhood has a paper shredding event. Does anyone know if Logan Square does this or has done this in the past?

I am looking to shred some paper. A lot of paper. :)

Thanks!

2 days ago

Updated 15 hours ago

Good AM Logan Square

Today is going to be a great day, don't we all deserve it? Here is what is looking like so far.

  • So that's you flying around over my house this morning in that noisy helicopter? ;) KIDDING! I did hear a lot of helicopters this morning, but I was already awake. Thanks for the photo.

  • ahhh no- that was not me- but I would say, when you hear a lot of chopper noise, you know something is going on in the area.

21 hours ago

2 days ago

Updated 23 hours ago

Riot Fest - Irresponsible use of Humboldt Park -

1. We could not find a parking spot all weekend because of the inconsiderate action of Riot Fest goers who did not take public transportation.

2. The park is total mess! the ball fields are destroyed and it has disrupted our daily use of the park as we use to walk our children.

3. This Riot Fest is a reckless use of the park for the organizers to make money and take away the use of the park for citizens...

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1. We could not find a parking spot all weekend because of the inconsiderate action of Riot Fest goers who did not take public transportation.

2. The park is total mess! the ball fields are destroyed and it has disrupted our daily use of the park as we use to walk our children.

3. This Riot Fest is a reckless use of the park for the organizers to make money and take away the use of the park for citizens that live in the neighborhood.

4. As for myself I have contacted the Alderman and I will protest all the way to city hall if I have too. This type of festival belongs in Northerly Island away from neighborhoods where small children go to bed at 8pm and there is plenty of parking.

  • The smell is a chemical process of decomposition. The enzymes in the mud are "digesting" the grass. In effect, you are smelling part of a process which occurs in a cow's stomach, and beyond...

    Rotting grass stinks.

    I was there, and my boots were covered in mud. They do not...

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    The smell is a chemical process of decomposition. The enzymes in the mud are "digesting" the grass. In effect, you are smelling part of a process which occurs in a cow's stomach, and beyond...

    Rotting grass stinks.

    I was there, and my boots were covered in mud. They do not stink like kah kah.

    The most dangerous thing I saw were numerous people stepping in the water-filled and therefore hard to see potholes on Luis Munoz Marin Dr. Everyone lost their balance, stumbled and got their shoes wet. I didn't see anyone fall, but I suspect it happened. I would be shocked if there weren't reports of sprained ankles.

    It would be nice if the Park were maintained to a level of perfection before Riot Fest as it is expected to be restored to afterwords.

  • I live on Fairfield just north of Bloomingdale. There is no permit parking on my street which went unnoticed by festival goers because there was (albeit more limited than usual) parking available all weekend and all was quiet after the music stopped. Completely unexpected.

3 days ago

Updated 24 hours ago

Found Bike Lock

I found a bike lock in middle of Kimball right before Fullerton. Contact me if you think may be your lock.

4 days ago

Updated 26 hours ago

Riot Fest Organizers

Max, I know you have posted on here and have reacted to concerns earlier. Thanks.

Also Thanks for a great 3 days… entertaining and fun… hopefully see it on the north end of the park next year...

Some constructive advice for next year. (Don't get me wrong, fun times, but much room for improvement)

1. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE Put some more thought into the design/layout.
a. There were many dangerous bottlenecks, got lucky nothing went wrong as the lack of...

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Max, I know you have posted on here and have reacted to concerns earlier. Thanks.

Also Thanks for a great 3 days… entertaining and fun… hopefully see it on the north end of the park next year...

Some constructive advice for next year. (Don't get me wrong, fun times, but much room for improvement)

1. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE Put some more thought into the design/layout.
a. There were many dangerous bottlenecks, got lucky nothing went wrong as the lack of function would have crushed people (especially where along the curvy roads with the metal barriers) IE The flow would have been much safer if the vendors were set up 20 feet off the roads instead of right on them, or if there were another way for the masses to move rather than just the roads.
b. Somehow you made one of the largest parks in the city seems like an overcrowded rat maze… poor spacial layout and very little thought into how people walk, and how to get people form stage to stage

2. Add way more port-o-johns, average wait was over 20 minutes after 6pm

3. Make the maps accurate...The mobile app, was misleading. It was stressed multiple times to download the app, and we did. One problem was that the water stations were not located correctly, and I think they were missing all together in areas. Had this been a hot weekend could have been bad situation. Also, the one water station we did find was quite a disappointment...

4. 3 Day Passes did not have wrist bands… why not? One could not leave and come back.. stinks

5. VIP is practically worthless. Who cares about free drinks. The benefit of having a ticket (minus the re-entry) has diminished ten fold and compared to many other festivals standards, hardly deserves a VIP title. Viewing areas were not VIP. bathrooms were same as other bathrooms, just shorter lines, and

thanks for reading

  • Buster ~ I've read quite a few stories at The Denver Post and local affiliate stations in the Denver area. Seems there were quite a few factors in denying the permit that included engineering studies, traffic studies and of course, the feedback from the community (based on their 2013 experiences around issues of sound, drug use and traffic).

    Of course, safety is always a concern should there be injuries and overdoses.

  • Interesting Square Peg. I just recall reading one account from a woman who lived there saying how they could barely support the people that live in the town with emergency services...and she was worried if something happened people would be out of luck. Lot's of challenges to putting on a big music fest.

3 days ago

Updated 27 hours ago

Does anyone recognize this dog?

Found at the corner of Armitage and Kimball in the parking lot of Armitage produce. Neighbors are taking her to animal control, so if this dog is familiar please let it's people know where to look. We will post signs as well.

  • Hello Everyone!

    My neighbor texted me to let me know Pinta is home! Thank you everyone!

  • that is wonderful, neighbors helping neighbors. So glad Pinta is home.

28 hours ago

2 days ago

Updated 32 hours ago

Fresh MarketPlace open date?

Thw owner said mid-September, but you'd think we would have heard about the opening date if it was around now. Does anyone have any info on the new grocery store on Western?

  • The failed inspection reports just seemed to indicate that most of the issues were things they hadn't received from the city yet (like an appropriate dumpster, etc): http://chicago.everyblock.com/food-inspections/sep11-fresh-market-place-failed-inspection-6385102/. I'm not super worried.

  • A close reading of that inspection indicates that an awful lot of what they were failed over is things that were not physically even on the premises at the time the inspection took place. Those are pieces that had not been supplied, and could be on back order, either by...

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    A close reading of that inspection indicates that an awful lot of what they were failed over is things that were not physically even on the premises at the time the inspection took place. Those are pieces that had not been supplied, and could be on back order, either by the vendor who did the installation, or the company being contracted for their waste disposal. Not a big deal. Just seems a bit like a rush job, or they had locked down the date for inspection, and as things tend to happen. The job is taking longer than they originally anticipated, and planned when they broke ground.

33 hours ago

All this talk about parking...

~Garage space for rent, but not by Riotfest, sorry!~

Near Kimball and Armitage. $90 a month
This is a shared space for parking, or keeping one car in.

Questions or comments, please respond here, or email mitchellronit@gmail.com

Thanks,
Ronit

33 hours ago

New Business in Logan Square!

Hi All, I am starting an insurance agency through Farmers that kicks off on Friday the 19th of September! I am building a monthly e-mail list and so if you are keen to go into a draw for a $50 Visa Gift Voucher - please send me your/a friend's e-mail address. Every E-Mail address is a entry into the draw on the last day of September - I will contact you via e-mail to deliver it. If you would like...

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Hi All, I am starting an insurance agency through Farmers that kicks off on Friday the 19th of September! I am building a monthly e-mail list and so if you are keen to go into a draw for a $50 Visa Gift Voucher - please send me your/a friend's e-mail address. Every E-Mail address is a entry into the draw on the last day of September - I will contact you via e-mail to deliver it. If you would like a new quote on home,renters, auto, life or commercial insurance - please reach out or give me a call! You can send the mail address to ntaljaard@farmersagent.com...I did check Everyblock's rules and if a new business is starting - anyone's allowed to announce it. Have a great week!

3 days ago

Updated 34 hours ago

Free Spay/Neuter and vaccinations for cats in 60647 & 60651

Tree House Humane Society is offering FREE vet service packages for cats in zip codes 60647, 60651, 60623, & 60624.

The offer stands for house cats as well as strays and ferals. Please see the attached flyer for more info. :)

2 days ago

Updated 34 hours ago

Friend's Cargo Bike Stolen

My friend's Madsen cargo bike was stolen from Altgeld and Mozart earlier. This is the best full shot of the bike that she could find. The baby carrier was not on it but the bike has stickers on it. One is about us winning the war on the environment. Please keep an eye out for it! Her family recently went car-free and now this happened.

35 hours ago

Riot Fest Damage at Humboldt Park

The Chicago Park District is assessing the damage in Humboldt Park after the weekend Riot Fest music festival.

http://abc7chicago.com/311511/#gallery-1

2 days ago

Updated 35 hours ago

Buying commercial real estate?

Does anyone have experience with, or can refer me to someone who has, buying commercial real estate? My business is losing its lease in a few years, and I'm considering buying something with maybe an apartment attached? It's very difficult for us to find space because we have pretty unique space requirements, so I'd rather not have to worry about leases ending ever again.

I know the rules for commercial are different from residential, so I'd love to just casually get some info without any pressure. Or, if you have experience, you can post your story here...

Thanks, everyone!

3 days ago

Updated 35 hours ago

Free Spay/Neuter and vaccinations for cats in 60647 & 60651

Tree House Humane Society is offering FREE vet service packages for cats in zip codes 60647, 60651, 60623, & 60624.

The offer stands for house cats as well as strays and ferals. Please see the attached flyer for more info. :)

Feel free to share and cross post. I have a spanish version of the flyer, available on request.

  • would it be possible for you to email me the above flyer? I can't seem to print it, big enough for me to pass around in my community. We have lots of stray cats and people that want to help, but don't have the resources.

    Thanks,
    Cecy61@aol.com

39 hours ago

Updated 37 hours ago

Another great day in the Square~

Enjoy these late summer days- today will be perfect! Here is a look at the sun coming up over O'Hare

  • Thanks Yolanda- I work at WBBM NewsRadio 780AM/105.9 FM- so I hope you will tune in sometime...I work in the studio, but we have a reporter in a chopper, who takes these great shots while he is doing his thing above the roads in the Chicago area, I also have worked in the chopper for CBS Radio and TV..but not lately, just stuck in the studio these days. I am also tweeting out a lot of these sort of things @BartShore on Twitter.

  • isis millward Living between Puerto Viejo and Logan Square

    Bart Shore fan! ❤️

4 days ago

Updated 38 hours ago

Hard to believe

Such mixed feelings on how the neighborhoods changed.
At Sawyer and Wrightwood. Apparently this 20-year-old white girl has called the cops because someone hit her bumper. Two scratches maybe.

  • Small dings and scratch are part of the social contract one agrees to by parking on a public street.

  • Carter O'Brien my kingdom to end the Belmont bus bunching

    Well, there is a reason they are called bumpers, right?

    But on the other hand, without more details it's hard to know what might have happened. If someone's selfish behavior is going to cost me cash out of pocket, hell yes I'm reporting you. I've had a few times over...

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    Well, there is a reason they are called bumpers, right?

    But on the other hand, without more details it's hard to know what might have happened. If someone's selfish behavior is going to cost me cash out of pocket, hell yes I'm reporting you. I've had a few times over the years where cars parked literally on top of my bumper, in those extreme cases I've had to get a buddy and physically lift up and move a car off (in which case I feel no shame stating said car was placed somewhere I assume it got ticketed if not towed).

    m123 - let's stay grounded in the discussion as it pertains to Logan Square. I grew up in and around Lake View and Logan Square, and taking the other extreme position and claiming white people only visited the neighborhood to buy drugs is just incorrect.

    Most kids avoid gangs. But it's easier to do for some than others. There was no pressure to do so on my block, we had factory workers around who kept the wanna-be tough guys in check. But I had a friend who committed suicide in his early twenties, and I know that one of the things that led to it was his struggle being a non-gang affiliated Mexican kid in Logan Square. He got harassed everywhere he went, he ended up moving, but he still went home to see his parents, friends, etc. He talked about it a lot.

    My point was simply that in a city this size there will always be young men who band together and cause varying amounts of trouble. I tell everyone the same thing- adults, get outside and do something positive. Garden. Shovel. Sit on your stoop and talk to your neighbors. Walk your dog. Law abiding "regular" people outnumber the serious thugs by an order of 10 to 1, easy. But complaining on the internet, apathy and letting those people think they own a street and do whatever they want without repercussions will destroy a neighborhood.

38 hours ago

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Sep 07

Updated 38 hours ago

Karen Lewis trying to run for mayor

Someone is canvassing the neighborhood collecting signatures for Karen Lewis, president of the Chicago Teacher's Union, to be added to the mayoral ballot.

45 hours ago

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