2 hours ago

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Humboldt Heights Block Club, Thanks All Good Voters of 26th Ward"

The Election of 26th Ward has been decided by the American Voters of this Great City.
With much effort , We have Won " 52% of the Vote .
We voted for someone who knows our common values and knows the importance of living in the City of Chicago and making it possible for all"
26th Ward Alderman , Roberto Maldonado , For a Brighter day...
Four more Years"

3 hours ago

Updated 44 min ago

Honda Fit Tires Stolen on Belden

Hello All, just a warning... I had ALL of my tires and rims stolen off of my Honda Fit early Sunday morning. It had to have happened after 1am. It happened near 2828 W Belden. I didn't have locking nuts but from what I have been reading it doesn't sound like they would have helped. Keep an eye on your cars folks! I cannot believe this happened 2 block away from the police department. They're doing a great job of patrolling the neighborhood... Not! I am super paranoid that this will happen again. Has this happened to anyone and were you targeted multiple times?

  • Which ever alarm you chose ensure that it has the blinking light on the dash that alerts would be thieves and keeps them moving on down the road.

  • C. M. D. Avondale Triangle resident

    This has been a problem in beat 1411 and beat 1412 - cars with external spare tires getting the spare and sometimes the rest of the tires stolen. Not sure what beat you're in, but you might want to find out if it's an issue where you live as well....

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    This has been a problem in beat 1411 and beat 1412 - cars with external spare tires getting the spare and sometimes the rest of the tires stolen. Not sure what beat you're in, but you might want to find out if it's an issue where you live as well. These thieves can get the tires off a car very quickly. We were told to call 911 for anyone with a car upbon a jack, or anyone working under a car on the street (catalytic converter theft).
    I'm sorry this happened to you.

Jan 26

Updated 1 hour ago

Chi-Arts

What was once a quiet and peaceful community, now, thanks to Maldonado, is a loud, congested traffic and parking area for all of the kids and their parents going to Chi-Arts on Augusta. I did not buy a home by an el, or a bus or a train or even on a main traffic thoroughfare or intersection. After 16 years, I now live in a neighborhood with traffic congestion, overrun with outsiders, disturbing our peace and quiet and trashing our...

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What was once a quiet and peaceful community, now, thanks to Maldonado, is a loud, congested traffic and parking area for all of the kids and their parents going to Chi-Arts on Augusta. I did not buy a home by an el, or a bus or a train or even on a main traffic thoroughfare or intersection. After 16 years, I now live in a neighborhood with traffic congestion, overrun with outsiders, disturbing our peace and quiet and trashing our lawns. These kids don't live here. Why not move Chi-arts to their neighborhood? If it was closer to their home, their parents wouldn't have to drive to pick them up. At least, have some consideration and relocate it on a public transportation line! In the meantime, I am applying for a reduced assessment that will more accurately reflect the reduction in our quality of life. Oh.. I am also looking for a new Alderman...

  • Thank you. We are already permit parking after 6pm....pick up times are at 5 pm and i have already sent letters to the school...thank you.

  • Washtenaw1 --

    You said: "These kids don't live here. Why not move Chi-arts to their neighborhood?" And where, exactly, would that be? The kids at ChiArts come from all 50 wards, from every nook and cranny of this city. Some travel three hours every day just to get to and...

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    Washtenaw1 --

    You said: "These kids don't live here. Why not move Chi-arts to their neighborhood?" And where, exactly, would that be? The kids at ChiArts come from all 50 wards, from every nook and cranny of this city. Some travel three hours every day just to get to and from school.

    You also said "At least, have some consideration and relocate it on a public transportation line!" These kids have had to move schools THREE times. Yes, THREE. Do you think the kids wanted their permanent home to be LaFayette? They were PROMISED Malcolm X. But, once again, they were let down. Not by ChiArts, but CPS and the Mayor, who made promises that were never kept.

    These students are brilliant, dedicated, hard-working, exemplary, astonishingly talented, fabulous kids. They travel up to three hours, spend 8 hours in class, and then go to after-school lessons and practices. They go to bed at 3 or even 4 in the morning and then get up start all over again. You will never ever meet better kids.

3 days ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Humboldt Park Gang Banger States 'we've been here and were here to stay"

On another EB Thread "Mayoral Race" a self proclaimed gang member talks about how he will fight to stop gentrification and yuppies from taking over HP and wanted Chuy for the city and Juanita Irizarry for the 26th ward elected to accomplish this goal. This person goes on to state what great things gangs have done for HP and that gentrification is ruining these things by forcing fellow gang members to move out of HP. I wish I would have...

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On another EB Thread "Mayoral Race" a self proclaimed gang member talks about how he will fight to stop gentrification and yuppies from taking over HP and wanted Chuy for the city and Juanita Irizarry for the 26th ward elected to accomplish this goal. This person goes on to state what great things gangs have done for HP and that gentrification is ruining these things by forcing fellow gang members to move out of HP. I wish I would have read his thread earlier because several of his statements were pulled from EB before I could read them. I am astonished when he proudly writes that most of HP residence were criminals and gang bangers working together against good neighbors who called the police back in the 80's and 90's! I found it interesting that he states he attends beat meetings and will use every legal way to stop the undesirables from taking over HP, like they did in Wicker Park. I started this thread because the other threads topic was not about gang bangers and here non-gang members can read what a confessed gang banger thinks about them and how gangs "won't give up without a fight"-" It won't be as easy as you think to get rid of us"! This is what is happening in HP right now. Criminals in HP are working to get politicians elected who they believe will keep them living here and stop the evils of gentrification from occurring. Do they think they can stop progress or law abiding citizens from moving into HP? What about all the good people of HP that they have been victimizing in decades past? Do they think they will allow this to happen? This topic is now open for discussion. Is it wrong to want to make HP a beautiful place again to raise a family at the expense of moving criminals and gang bangers out?

  • I have a friend that lives at 71st place in Stoney Island that is looking to move, maybe he and Allen could just trade houses

  • @Mike Conover
    People are spewing a lot of condescending and self-righteous claptrap on this thread. And going with what Spauldinator said, it reflects the polarized state of the whole nation since we became less free since a decade ago.

3 hours ago

Plaza Taino repair will start when finances for the Boringueneers housing project arrive.

Sources close to Hipolito Roldan, revealed today that the repair work at Plaza Taino, 1111 N. Francisco Ave. will be continued as soon as the Hispanic Housing Development Corporation receive the finances for the planned 65th Infantry Boringueneers veteran housing project, 1045 N. Sacramento Ave., Humboldt Park, Chicago.

Hipolito Roldan is the President of the Hispanic Housing Development Corporation. He built the Plaza Taino elderly housing project which now need major structural repair. The entire first floor is dug up...

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Sources close to Hipolito Roldan, revealed today that the repair work at Plaza Taino, 1111 N. Francisco Ave. will be continued as soon as the Hispanic Housing Development Corporation receive the finances for the planned 65th Infantry Boringueneers veteran housing project, 1045 N. Sacramento Ave., Humboldt Park, Chicago.

Hipolito Roldan is the President of the Hispanic Housing Development Corporation. He built the Plaza Taino elderly housing project which now need major structural repair. The entire first floor is dug up and unusable. The repair work started for about a year ago but came to a halt as Hispanic Housing Development Corporation run out of money. The open floor causes problems for the elderly and disabled residents as necessary services cannot be provided.

The finances for the 65th Infantry Boringueneers veterans housing project will be a welcome source for the Hispanic housing Development Corporation and for all its residents.

2 days ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Mayoral Runoff

Gov. Rauner says he will not be making an endorsement. W. Wilson says on election day he will be meeting with Garcia and expects to endorse him. Gov. Rauner meets with Wilson and asks him to endorse Rahm. Wilson says he is not sure who he will endorse. Hmmmm....what could be afoot?

5 days ago

Updated 3 hours ago

  • anonomous1108 Not left or right. Call them as I see them.

    Rahm is a corporatist that is focused on having big buisiness rule the working class with an iron fist ! He's a bully he's a tyrant, he's a dictator and HE WILL LOSE !!!! Why because people see through his strong arm tactics !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    The people of chicago and now...

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    Rahm is a corporatist that is focused on having big buisiness rule the working class with an iron fist ! He's a bully he's a tyrant, he's a dictator and HE WILL LOSE !!!! Why because people see through his strong arm tactics !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    The people of chicago and now even outside of chicago and nationwide are seeing the importance of electing a person of for and by the PEOPLE. NOt Corporations.
    Rahm is a vengeful evil person and he will be stopped.
    The people see through his BS !
    Thats why after spending so many millions he could not get 50% plus one vote !
    Chuy we are with you ! White Black Latino ! a COALITION !!!!!!!!! Somthing the rich corporatist dont want to hear !
    Im waiting for the dirty tricks from Rahm !

  • LT Res Long Time Chicagoan

    Before making any decisions based on a popularity contest read what Mark Kiirk stated: (never mind the tyrant statement about with all the exclamation points. Anon still has not made a case FOR CHuy. He is still talking in negatives and negatives only.

    http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/7/71/407760/sen-kirk-re-elect-rahm-chicago-end-like-detroit

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    Before making any decisions based on a popularity contest read what Mark Kiirk stated: (never mind the tyrant statement about with all the exclamation points. Anon still has not made a case FOR CHuy. He is still talking in negatives and negatives only.

    http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/7/71/407760/sen-kirk-re-elect-rahm-chicago-end-like-detroit

    Please pay particular attention to the last paragraph. The addressing part has me baffled since I know of no statements from Chuy about this subject.

    This election is about the fiscal health of Chicago and NOTHING else. If we can't pay our bills and get the spending under control there will be problems that can't be fixed by talking about neighborhoods and school closings. This is a job for someone who can work with a budget the size of Chicago's. Rahm has shown he can do this task. Say what you want about his personality, his friends or how he dresses or whatever. The facts remain that this about budget and how to control one.

5 days ago

Updated 4 hours ago

  • The EXIF data shows the background image is copyright Mario Habenbacher, an Austrian multimedia designer.
    Doubtful the websites author has rights to it.
    That should tell you something about the personality behind it alone.
    Thats as far as I go though. My job is to protect sites, not attack them.

  • thinking about it more, I dont know how an anonymous site can get permission to use an image. Copyright requires being able to verify source.
    Looks like this guy claiming Rahm is stealing credit for things is stealing credit himself

6 days ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Riot Fest to leave Humboldt Park?

I've been here a bunch of times before to just check what's going on in the neighborhood, but really felt a need to finally create a login and share what I heard tonight at a local venue. I can't tell you who told me because he/she is close to Mike (owner) of Riot Fest. The news is sad (at least to me), but apparently true. It looks like Mike from Riot Fest has had enough of Alderman Maldonado and is...

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I've been here a bunch of times before to just check what's going on in the neighborhood, but really felt a need to finally create a login and share what I heard tonight at a local venue. I can't tell you who told me because he/she is close to Mike (owner) of Riot Fest. The news is sad (at least to me), but apparently true. It looks like Mike from Riot Fest has had enough of Alderman Maldonado and is moving the festival out of the neighborhood. The person wouldn't tell me the exact reason why, but suggested BS politics that Mike's sick of playing with the Aldeman.

Have any of you heard anything of the sort? If any of you know him because he supposedly lives in the neighborhoid, please ask him?!?!?

3 days ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Riot Fest Needs our Help

UPDATE.....I went to the Humboldt Park Advisory Council meeting Thursday night at 6:30 P.M., Max Wagner a RF coordinator stated "Mike who runs RF has NOT decided if RF will be held in HP"!!!!! From what I understood, RF is being made to jump through hoops to have the fest in HP. I listened as the HPAC President "Amy Vega" told Max that she had sent FOIA requests on funds RF paid to the park district for repairs from last...

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UPDATE.....I went to the Humboldt Park Advisory Council meeting Thursday night at 6:30 P.M., Max Wagner a RF coordinator stated "Mike who runs RF has NOT decided if RF will be held in HP"!!!!! From what I understood, RF is being made to jump through hoops to have the fest in HP. I listened as the HPAC President "Amy Vega" told Max that she had sent FOIA requests on funds RF paid to the park district for repairs from last years flood during RF. Another member complained that Sacramento was closed one day prior. There was talk of the food trailers in HP going after RF for lost income because setting up days before RF. Max remarked that Sacramento was only closed for an hour that day, the food trailers have a contract with the park district and have given three options on setting up during RF. This RF did not have to do but reached out to the food trailers to help any way RF could! Max went on that the drains in the park were filled with GREASE, gravel and dirt which contributed to the flooding last year. Amy remarked that clogged drains have been a problem going back as far as 2008 in other locations in the park. Max pointed out clearly that RF has to follow Park District rules and complaints about thous rules being followed belong to the Park District and should be made to them and not placed onto RF.
I do not understand why a fest that does so much good "the list is to long to write here" for HP is being questioned on such minor matters? Shootings and gang activity do not spike during this fest! Why are they getting such a hard time making HP a great place to live by the powers in City Hall? Now is the time citizens of HP! If you love RF, write and call your Alderman, The Mayor and attend Humboldt Park Advisory Council meetings and make your voice be heard! RF needs us to show our overwhelming support.

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Meg, if it is true that this is a Park District thing thn contact,the head of the Park District. For city things follow,the,steps I listed. I have no idea why citizens keep going to the same place that does not give service...and then expects something positive to occur.

    Do foias....

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    Meg, if it is true that this is a Park District thing thn contact,the head of the Park District. For city things follow,the,steps I listed. I have no idea why citizens keep going to the same place that does not give service...and then expects something positive to occur.

    Do foias. Send in the complaints, with photos,or other evidence. If nothing happens send it to the regulatoru bodies and top city lawyer and get them involved. U definitely will get a resolution from the mayor, commissioner, regulatory body.

    I used to be stupid and keep ordering from a ward super and 311 for,years. I Don't waste my time doing that anymore. I go to the,top dogs responsible and tell them to hold their feet on the ground responsible. When they won't I report it to a regulatory body.

5 days ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Today's a new day....

Now that we can put all the mudslinging behind us and welcome back Roberto and entrust him with leading the 26th ward as our Alderman, what's next? How do you suggest working with him? What committees or associations need boosted leadership to get their priorities on his desk, or what new committees need to be formed? Now we need real leaders to push our agenda.... making HP safer, cleaner, more enticing for job growth, more enticing for tourism (Paseo Boricua),...

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Now that we can put all the mudslinging behind us and welcome back Roberto and entrust him with leading the 26th ward as our Alderman, what's next? How do you suggest working with him? What committees or associations need boosted leadership to get their priorities on his desk, or what new committees need to be formed? Now we need real leaders to push our agenda.... making HP safer, cleaner, more enticing for job growth, more enticing for tourism (Paseo Boricua), assistance for struggling homeowners, maybe a good elementary school or two?

Throwing it out there because all the back and forth debates and rebutles were entertaining, but that did not offer a solution, that was blowing off steam.

I don't have a lot of time to commit to this but I'd like to join efforts of those that are on the same page.

Thanks

  • City Dude Living in Humboldt Park

    Musketeer, I agree with you. Maldonado was clear when he told the audience that he does not want to work together with all people in the 26th Ward. We have to start interst groups and develop strenght by connecting these groups. When problems comes up we should be able to react quickly and with power.

  • Smith Park Advisory Council, (SPAC) smithparkadvisorycouncil.org

    Everyone must get involved in some fashion. There are many great community, parks, and civic organizations to get involved with. In our opinion, to make a community safe, one has to get involved in the Community Policing, (CAPS) know your beat and know your neighbors. In addition, if your school is not performing well, get involved in the Local School Council, (LSC). If one feels their parks are not safe, get involved with the park advisory council. Their is so much one can contribute to a community.

4 hours ago

Aldi Development Presentation

The Bucktown Community Organization is hosting a meeting this week hearing proposals on zoning changes for 2339-59 North Seeley & 2332-34 North Elston in Bucktown.
And a presentation of the ALDI project.

Thought those of us in Logan Square who shop there, or are interested in development, might like to attend. I'm assuming the meeting is open to those who would like to hear about the ALDI project. Wed. 7-8pm. Bucktown Library.

5 days ago

Updated 4 hours ago

First Ward: Moreno / Run off or not?

He got over 50% but doesn't he need 51%? Anne Shaw had not conceded as of the last report I saw. Anyone have any more info?

http://elections.chicagotribune.com/results/

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150224/wicker-park/joe-moreno-wins-1st-ward-election

  • Loganparkcat...don't say I disagree about blocking the Walmart. Was just pointing that for the person who brought up Walmart. You won't find me in a Walmart or Dollar Stores, both of which seem to line their shelves with poor-produced products from China.

  • Moreno is the first ward alderman, not the mayor. An alderman can't pass a city wide ordinance that the mayor opposes, because - I read in the papers - the mayor controls more than half the votes on the city council.

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    Moreno is the first ward alderman, not the mayor. An alderman can't pass a city wide ordinance that the mayor opposes, because - I read in the papers - the mayor controls more than half the votes on the city council.

    In the meantime, Moreno (or the next alderman) can control development in the first ward, because it's his job to guess whether the ward would be better or worse off if he accepted a proposal for a new business. Chicago governance is a funky system, no doubt.

    Don't hate the player, hate the game - or, at least, if you dislike the alderman obstructing business, don't complain when Moreno green lights a pawn shop.

20 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Found Cat

Hello, I found a brown male tabby cat at Augusta and Campbell on Saturday eve 2/28. He is clearly domesticated but seemed lost out in the cold. If you know of anyone who he might belong to please let me know. Thanks.

  • maybe he has a chip in him. not sure how that works, i think you'd have to take him to a vet or something. bless you for taking him in!

  • I have a vet who is willing to help she lives in the area her name is jenny... she would like to rescue this kitty and help find its home...you can email me at gloryb.5k@gmail.com I'll give you her contact information.

32 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

3100 Block of Belden and Lyndale

Hello -
I am interested in connecting with neighbors in this area to become more cooperative. It's been really difficult the last 3 years to drive down the alley, because people don't clean their area and many that do, place all of the snow in the middle of the alley. Would love to form an understanding so our entire alley is clean, like other cooperative blocks. Would also like to connect for more block parties and community-based partnerships.

  • Avondaler noisy neighbor

    You mean the alley between the two roads, right?

    The houses on the belden side are mostly rentals, not owner occupied. There may be a couple owner-occupied places on the stretch. The first three on the alley on the Belden side - the alley that hits Belden near Kedzie - are not owner-occupied. I think there are two houses that are, then a bunch of rentals all the way to the albany cul-de-sac. Good luck!

  • Sigh but there are condos there as well it really makes me angry because people are so inconsiderate

6 hours ago

Wear Your Heart On Your Sleeve

February is the month when we celebrate love and friendship. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has also declared February as American Heart Month to bring awareness to the leading cause of death for both women and men in the United States: heart disease. 

6 hours ago

Follow The Groundhog’s Example: Stay Indoors

Every year, in February, we wait to see if Punxsutawney Phil, the world’s most famous groundhog, will predict six more weeks of winter. Huge crowds have waited for Phil’s prediction each year since 1886. For Phil, seeing his shadow predicts six more weeks of winter-like weather. More often than not, he sees his shadow and goes back inside.  

6 hours ago

Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center Opens New Orthopedic Center

The new Presence Medical Group (PMG) Orthopedic Center recently opened in a fully renovated space in the Presence Saint Elizabeth Professional Office Building, 1431 N. Western Ave., Suite 134, Chicago. Opening this new center is part of Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center’s (PSMEMC) efforts to expand its orthopedic service line to serve the growing needs of the community.

30 hours ago

Updated 7 hours ago

Licensed Healing Practitioner Wanted

Hi There! We are 3 mental health professionals looking for a 4th office mate to join our space…could that somebody be you? We are looking for a licensed healing practitioner (therapist, acupuncturist, masseuse) who is as energetic, flexible, good-humored, passionate and dedicated to the Logan Square/Humboldt Park communities as we are. Two art therapists and one social worker, as well as a greyhound named B, make up our practice. We are currently seeking out new spaces to work on, but are committed to staying in this community and keeping rent as low as possible. If you think you would like to join us, feel free to contact me at michelle@createcounselingcenter.com. Have an amazing day!

  • Just a quick note...I believe this meets the guidelines of EB. If not, please let me know and I will remove it! Thanks!

  • Just offering a quick note... We prefer massage therapist. I know it's just a word...but in some circles it has a very different definition. ;)

  • Thank you for the correction! I thought masseuse sounded odd :)

8 hours ago

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9 hours ago

Iron gate repair needed

Looking for referrals for a company to repair our frint gate. The cold has gottwn the best of it again, so need a solid reco please.

5 days ago

Updated 12 hours ago

The progressive alderman are doing quite well so far!!!

Great to see... Rahm gonna be in a run off? Could Deb Mell be forced in a run off? (lets go tim meegan!) and Colon losing HUGE to a 26 year old teacher.... exciting stuff!

Touche to scott waguespack and lets go Arena... love to see all that Super Pac $ wasted on crud fliers

Mell looks to be a long shot still....

  • Well that sucks Chi - I guess we'll wait till the 11th

  • C. M. D. Avondale Triangle resident

    The Board of Elections will count all the absentee ballots on the 10th, which is the last day an absentee ballot can arrive and be counted as valid (also must be postmarked by Feb 23) . There's also 60 provisional ballots that were cast in the 33rd Ward, so those...

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    The Board of Elections will count all the absentee ballots on the 10th, which is the last day an absentee ballot can arrive and be counted as valid (also must be postmarked by Feb 23) . There's also 60 provisional ballots that were cast in the 33rd Ward, so those will have to be verified and counted if valid. So there's something like 300 ballots still outstanding that could swing the election to Mell or put it into a runoff - over 500 absentee ballots were requested, but only just over half had arrived when they counted them for the first time. Meehan will file for a recount on March 3, so I don't think we're going to have an official final count on the 33rd for a while.

Feb 20

Updated 19 hours ago

West Humboldt Safety

Hi all!!!

I was hoping some of you guys can help me out here -

I am considering a move to the area west of Humboldt Park. I have my eye on a place a couple of blocks South of Cemitas Pueblas (Le Moyne and N Central Park ish)

I'm a single male in my mid 20s, moving from the West Loop.

I've been told the area West of the park can get a little dangerous - what do you guys think? Is the neighborhood on the up and up or on the decline?

Thank you!!!

  • Zourie- Go for it! I purchased a 3 flat greystone near Pierce & Spaulding 10 years ago. I was the first white owner on the block. Sure, there have been some moments here and there but that is mostly in the past. My neighbors are great, we help one another...

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    Zourie- Go for it! I purchased a 3 flat greystone near Pierce & Spaulding 10 years ago. I was the first white owner on the block. Sure, there have been some moments here and there but that is mostly in the past. My neighbors are great, we help one another with shoveling and look out for one another...that is what makes a good block. I recently purchased another property at Beach & Central Park and found a couple to rent it immediately. During the renovation I met some of the neighbors, who were very welcoming.

    Previous posters have it correct when they say get to know your neighbors & respect them. Once they see you want to not only improve, but live there and become part of the community they will welcome you with open arms.

    One thing I can suggest is to keep your trash cans on your property and bring them out to the alley the day before garbage/recycling pick-up. I learned about this the hard way...people dumping and filling both garbage & recycling with their junk.

    Good luck and I hope it works out for you!

  • everyblockhp Looking to make hp a better place for everyone !

    Great post Tanja !

3 days ago

Updated 21 hours ago

Artsy Pub Crawl?

I'm looking to put together a pub crawl with an art theme, and I'm specifically looking for restaurants/bars that have local art for sale on the walls. We will be starting in Logan Square but will go anywhere in the city from there. I know Dunlays, Rocking Horse, and the Green Eye typically have art for sale, anyone know of some other good stops?

  • my art is up at Birchwood Kitchen on North. A bit out of this neighborhood, but great food. only open until 9 on weekdays, 4 on weekends.

  • gavondale near Belmont/Kedzie, cyclist, photographer

    Chicago Diner on Milwaukee has stuff up.

29 hours ago

Found keys

Found these keys late last week in the morning on the stairs leading up to the Western blue line stop at Armitage/Milwaukee. Ping me if they look familiar.

32 hours ago

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3 days ago

Updated 33 hours ago

Car broken into while parked on Palmer Blvd

My car was broken into sometime between today and Wednesday night. No windows were broken so either it was jimmied or the door was unlocked. Everything from all the compartments was turned out onto the floor. Two CD cases of CDs were taken, all my change (about $3.00 in pennies) and car phone charger and ipod adapter. No huge losses. I expect it was someone walking down the street trying door handles. Perhaps the fact that the snow wasn't cleared off my car for a day made it look like I was away? It was parked right in front of my apartment, on Palmer Blvd near Sacramento.

  • Thanks Jeff, I don't think it could be avoided, though now I'll look for a person with a staff!

    I think the take away is to not leave things in my car. I remember now I had a plastic bag of trash and recycling on the passenger seat. Even if I know it's not worth anything, I need to make sure my car looks boring to someone who looks in.

  • C. M. D. Avondale Triangle resident

    I has someone break three of my windows to get 75 cents and a screwdriver - sometimes they'll break into your car for the barest possibility of a chance there's something worth money there.

4 days ago

Updated 33 hours ago

Election

What does it say about a mayor who spends millions against a field of candidates who have never run for Mayor and he gets 1000 less votes than his 1st election and almost set a record for lowest turnout ever. Maybe if there was a candidate named Apathetic he/she would have won.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-comparing-emanuels-2011-election-to-2015-20150225-htmlstory.html

  • Marcelino Gerena New 31st Ward Resident

    Well, it appears that the B of E found enough votes for 33rd ward alderman to avoid a runoff. 2 to be exact. Keep that in mind you 2 voters who live in the 33rd and did not vote early or often and wanted a different alderman. The addage "each vote counts" holds true in this election.

  • C. M. D. Avondale Triangle resident

    Meegan and Mell both have enough $$ to file for a recount, which has to be done by Tuesday (per Aldertrack). And as long as the ballot is postmarked by Feb 23, any absentee ballots arriving at the Board of Elections by March 10 count as valid votes (over 500...

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    Meegan and Mell both have enough $$ to file for a recount, which has to be done by Tuesday (per Aldertrack). And as long as the ballot is postmarked by Feb 23, any absentee ballots arriving at the Board of Elections by March 10 count as valid votes (over 500 absentee ballots were requested, leaving just over 200 either not in or unmailed) - plus there's 60 provisional ballots that have to be verified and if those check out, those will add to the total. With a race this close, I'm sure each vote is going to be hand counted and scrutinized - regular, absentee, and provisional.

    This race is still a long way from over.

2 days ago

Updated 44 hours ago

Ridgeway and LeMoyne?? Good move?

What is the area around Ridgeway and LeMoyne like. Considering moving to the area. Looking to purchase.

  • liz

    Well, I think the block looks great- but haven't moved there yet. I just had my offer accepted to purchase on that block. Are you looking at 1450 or 1418 ridgeway? I'm also a real estate agent who definitely knows the area and has the confidence in this street to...

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    Well, I think the block looks great- but haven't moved there yet. I just had my offer accepted to purchase on that block. Are you looking at 1450 or 1418 ridgeway? I'm also a real estate agent who definitely knows the area and has the confidence in this street to be moving there soon. Shoot me an email if you want to talk more, or are looking at other areas nearby. I know how to put in a good offer and might soon be your neighbor! lizpaint at gmail dot com.

  • I spend a lot of time around the area, I know someone who lives on ridgeway, the block south on North ave and the like it. It's a quiet block and they like their neighbors.

5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Hey! Just moved. Nice to be here.

Just moved out from northern California. Never used this site before but figured I'd say hello.

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

The snowy boulevards sure look beautiful...

So please, don't taint it - pick up your dog sh*t.

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Hipolito Roldan, are you a slumlord? - Hispanic Housing Development Corporation

The elderly tenants at the second floor at Plaza Taino, 1111 Francisco Ave. are freezing. They have to use electric heaters or their stove to heat their apartments. Doesn't that make Hipolito Roldan to a slumlords? Hipolito Roldan own Hispanic Housing Development Corporation which built, own and manage Plaza Taino.

Hipolito Roldan built Plaza Taino but made some miscalculations when constructing the floor so it started to sink into the ground. Hipolito Roldan started to repair the floor a year...

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The elderly tenants at the second floor at Plaza Taino, 1111 Francisco Ave. are freezing. They have to use electric heaters or their stove to heat their apartments. Doesn't that make Hipolito Roldan to a slumlords? Hipolito Roldan own Hispanic Housing Development Corporation which built, own and manage Plaza Taino.

Hipolito Roldan built Plaza Taino but made some miscalculations when constructing the floor so it started to sink into the ground. Hipolito Roldan started to repair the floor a year ago but after digging up the first floor he got bored so the first floor is still just dirt. The open and unheated first floor is now cooling down the entire building.

Plaza Taino's residents are elderly and some of them are disabled. When the first floor was removed so was the entire entrance to the building. Tenants are now entering through the fire door at the side of the building. There is nobody working in the entry anymore. The elderly and the disabled are without necessary services Hipolito Roldan charge for.

Hipolito Roldan, when are you going to stand up to your responsibilities to make Plaza Taino livable for your elderly tenants? I guess you still get your government subsidized rent so aren't you required to provide livable conditions for your tenants?

To all other readers: Where do you report a slumlord? Hipolito Roldan charge average $1500 / moth per apartment but the conditions are barely livable. Some elderly tenants has recently been forced to move out. How can we as a community stop this kind of neglect?

Hipolito Roldan fix Plaza Taino. Stop being a slumlord!

  • Susan S. resident

    Call the city and report. Do I understand that there are not 2 exits? Not safe. Not legal. Is the landlord not keeping the apartments heated to 68/65 degrees? Not legal. Residents could probably stay in a hotel until it's fixed and deduct it from their rent. Make the calls, find someone to advocate for the residents.

  • MaB

    Wanted to vote against Mal-donado(did you know in Spanish "Mal"means bad?) but found out at the last second ward boundaries had changed and even though I live directly behind Maldonaldo office on division I did not vote in 26th ward, convenient. Such is life in chicago #gettingusedtocorruption

2 days ago

Van burned on Mozart and Walton east side of Humboldt Park

This same van had all its Windows busted out the morning of the 27th.I my self think gangs are at war again.

2 days ago

Van burned on Mozart and Walton east side of Humboldt Park

This same van had all its Windows busted out the morning of the 27th.U my self the gangs are at war again.

Feb 21

Updated 2 days ago

Lost Sharpei

Please help Karma is peach colored and got out of the yard near Campbell and North. Last seen going south from Bloomingdale and California. He has no collar on friendly but doesn't know the neighborhood. Reward

2 days ago

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Dog Sitter Needed

Hello Neighbors. I live at Spaulding and Cortland. I have two male Chihuahuas and I am in desperate need of a sitter for March 16-20. My regular sitter, who is fantastic, and has sat my dogs for over 6 years, is unable to do so. Does anyone know of a responsible person whom can walk my dogs 3 times a day and feed them? The individual can stay in my apartment if need be.

Please call my cell phone: 312-852-8669
or email me: cztony@aol.com

I appreciate your neighborly help,

Tony Cz

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Residential Glass repair

Does anyone have a good recommendation of a local company recently used to repair interior window pane glass? Thanks!

  • M-nuff M-nuff

    We have used: All-American Glass Co @ 3309 W Irving Park - 773-262-6777. They replaced a double pane window in which the seal was broken and we had condensation between the glass panes. They offer a 5-yr warranty on the repair.

  • Thanks, was just looking for someone to do this.. :)

  • Me, too. They came out today and called back with an estimate.

3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Coffee at Western and Armitage?

I've noticed that one of the storefronts on Western (right across from Margie's) seems to be some sort of coffee shop? I've seen people in there a few times, but there isn't any signage. Does anyone know what's going on there?

6 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Mayoral race

Tomorrow I hope we take a step forward and get rid of Rahm, and elect Chuy for the city and Juanita Irizarry for the 26th ward

  • Jason W Lifelong Chicagoan

    Allen, why do you get to decide who are "the real people of Humboldt park / Logan square"?

  • Allen Montgomery The real humboldt park

    Its justy opinion Jason. I choose to side with the boricua or the brother or the gringo who had been in the neighborhood since the 60s. Those are the real residents as far as I'm concerned. You don't have to follow my train of thought.

3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Apartments available?

Anyone know of any apartments available that accept dogs?

  • Hi ! I am a licensed Broker plus I live in Logan Square. I have access to avilable units that are dog-friendly. Just send me an e-mail: countrybernie@earthlink.net . . . thanks - Bernie . . . 773.354.1066

  • Hi Bernie.. It won't let me email you, please email me. Lenhart.becky13@gmail.com

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Doorbell Repair

Hey Everyone,

I am looking for recommendations for buzzer/doorbell repair or rebuild. We have an existing set up in place for a four unit building that hasn't worked in years, and I am wondering if any of you have had success with a specialist located in the area. It sounds like it could be pretty expensive, but all we are really looking for are working door chimes as opposed to electronic entry. Any ideas? Thanks everyone.

  • Home Depot has a variety of doorbells and chimes on display so that you can hear what they sound like. The only issue would be range. Make sure you keep your receipt in case it doesn't work for your building. You can even get one with an intercom or video camera.

    http://www.homedepot.com/b/Electrical-Door-Bells-Intercoms/N-5yc1vZbm92

  • If an existing system is in place it sounds like the hard/ expensive part is already done. Shouldn't cost too much to have fixed properly, I'd think?

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Norwegian American Hospital not shoveling their empty lots

Has anyone else noticed that Norwegian American Hospital, with all of their precious empty lots, forgets that shoveling the sidewalks around them is their responsibility? Everyone down our block does their best to keep up on shoveling but when you get to a hospital lot, the snow is either stacked high or the ice is packed thick and it becomes seriously dangerous. Of the city of Chicago website they say that businesses that do not shovel their property face a fine of $1000 a day. With the 10 or so properties the hospital owns that would seriously add up. If this isn't an isolated issue only on our block, should we all collectively complain to the city?

  • I posted a EB thread about this same problem a few weeks ago. I had luck getting some snow removed along the properties that I noticed by contacting the hospital through their website. Feel free to message me if you want the direct contact info.

  • Call 311 or report them on the city's snow removal reporting website

3 days ago

Batavia Allstate Agent Recognized for Outstanding Volunteerism

Allstate agency owner David Rosenberg received the Agency Hands in the Community Award for his commitment to helping others. With this award came a $1000 grant from The Allstate Foundation for Feed My Starving Children in Coon Rapids, Minn., where Rosenberg volunteers.

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