24 hours ago

Updated 5 min ago

Police Activity on Western, just north of Logan - by movie theater

Does anyone know why police blocked Western Ave. just north of Logan Blvd. Saturday night? They had it cordoned off with police tape and multiple vehicles were on site. Was there an incident at the movie theater?

  • LoganSquareGal Just your everyday Logan Square girl

    Let me help you understand my comment, ok? What police deal with is almost always sensitive in nature, and if they had to report everything they did to all of you, no one would ever get arrested or face trial and possible punishment for their crimes.

    This is not the...

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    Let me help you understand my comment, ok? What police deal with is almost always sensitive in nature, and if they had to report everything they did to all of you, no one would ever get arrested or face trial and possible punishment for their crimes.

    This is not the old days when the worst thing the police dealt with was a few drunks at a local bar, or a few disrespectful teens who think they're smart. The police are dealing with real problems that hold real complexity, and most of it is rather serious stuff.

    People who stick their nose into police business are responsible for compromising investigations, distracting the police from what they need to do, and are also responsible for a longer list of problems.

    Unless you are a police officer or you work in some other law enforcement capacity, unless you're an ASA, unless you are a victim or a defendant in a case, mind your own business lest you feel like risking the safety of our community and the safety of the involved officers.

    Fire responses are generally HIPPA protected since someone is almost always treated by them for some sort of injury or medical condition.

    When you say "it IS our business what the police and fire folks are doing", what you're really saying is "I have a right to poke my nose into my neighbor's private business" which is a right YOU DO NOT HAVE!!

    Unless your neighbor has been arrested and formally charged with a crime, their situation is none of your business, period. Unless your neighbor i a wanted person, is someone of interest in a police investigation, is someone the police are seeking to protect them from themselves or others, your neighbor's business is none of yours!

  • Well-played, LSG. So keep out of your neighbor's business unless you post a photo of them on EB and accuse them of being a child molester? Trololo indeed.

12 min ago

Waffles lost please help

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

40 hours ago

Updated 20 min ago

What's that noise?

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

  • Taryn P 15 yr Chicagoan, Homeowner in Logan Square

    There is no way beat cops don't hear those things driving around.

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

25 hours ago

Updated 25 min ago

Alderman Rey Colon arrested, accused of DUI

Apparently, our local Alderman was arrested and accused of DUI recently...

http://politics.suntimes.com/article/chicago/ald-rey-colon-arrested-eisenhower-expressway-accused-dui/mon-07282014-1140am

I suppose we shouldn't be surprised if and when he gets away with it because of Chicago politics, but statements like this don't make me feel so warm and fuzzy:

“Did I make a mistake? We will see. Right now, I’m not at liberty to talk about the case at all. My legal counsel has advised me to really let folks know I have sought legal counsel and to allow the legal process to unfold at this time. I was on the Eisenhower, but I can’t really speak to it at this time.”

  • I worked for said real estate guy at the time and it was not a good situation, bullying and misogyny/racism/classism, I honestly was too scared. He had an apartment behind the bar and I was never sure of he'd just gone to park there or driven back to Deerfield.

  • Aaron Logan Square

    So then, there will be a boost in support for public transportation in LS moving forward? :)

18 hours ago

Updated 28 min ago

Grey cat found 2839 W Logan Blvd

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

  • Logan Fullerton Logan Square resident, writer, etc.

    We did try to have a conversation, had some literature on the matter, she's wasn't having it. It was sad because her conviction was rooted in pure stubborn abandon, rather than on any sort of actual justifications for keeping an outdoor cat.

    I'd be curious to know if anybody had any sort of argument in support of having an outdoor cat in an urban environment? I can't think of any justification, but I'd like to arm myself with counterpoints should I run into said individual again.

  • Kristine Cloud 30 year resident of North Center

    Well, we had an "outdoor" cat for awhile - our feral, starving guy showed up in our yard in '06. We started feeding him, eventually made a bed for him under the back porch. We trapped him and got him neutered, shots, etc. soon after. He lived under the porch,...

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    Well, we had an "outdoor" cat for awhile - our feral, starving guy showed up in our yard in '06. We started feeding him, eventually made a bed for him under the back porch. We trapped him and got him neutered, shots, etc. soon after. He lived under the porch, in a heated bed, for years. He was so frightened of us, but eventually allowed me to pet him and feed him treats. Finally, in the autumn of 2010, we snagged him again and brought him inside. Now Mr. Worthington cuddles next to me on the couch and sleeps next to me on the bed. But he will not be picked up and still runs away from us when we enter the room. But this took years, and lots of patience. And we took really good care of him outdoors - he had a heated waterbowl and fresh, canned meals twice a day in the cold months. And the last year, my husband installed a heater over his bed. We even put a mirror up on the fence across from his bed, so we could look out the window and check on him! But I think this is the ONLY way one can have an "outdoor" cat - they just can't be left to fend for themselves! Especially in a city environment - too many dangers and cruel people about.

38 min ago

Private Message

How do I p/m on Everyblock? O_o

25 hours ago

Updated 44 min ago

Collecting dog/cat donations for shelter: food, toys, sheets, towels...

You guys have been so awesome with these donations. Last time I dropped them off, the woman who runs the shelter had tears in her eyes and said please tell those Everyblock folks "thank you" and how much this means to us and the animals.

The animal shelter is in need again so I'm making another round picking up donations if you're able to donate/have old linens laying around.

This open-access shelter has very little funds and takes in many...

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You guys have been so awesome with these donations. Last time I dropped them off, the woman who runs the shelter had tears in her eyes and said please tell those Everyblock folks "thank you" and how much this means to us and the animals.

The animal shelter is in need again so I'm making another round picking up donations if you're able to donate/have old linens laying around.

This open-access shelter has very little funds and takes in many animals. They also provide a pet pantry for people who can't afford dog/cat food for their pets. It's so sad when you see people drop off their loved pets because they no longer can afford them. This pet pantry, which is running very, very low, helps keeps animals in their loving homes (and out of these open-access shelters).

Here's a list of items they need most:
- dog and cat food (any kind)
- treats to help fatten up the underweight dogs (actual dog treats or Aldi hot dogs are good, cheaper option)
- calming toys (such as stuffed animals or kongs and peanut butter - please no squeeky/stimulating toys)
- used (clean) towels, sheets and blankets for dogs/cats to lay on in the cages they're in basically 24/7. It helps lower their stress and gives them comfort.
- medications your pet didn't finish. These animals often come in sick from being on the street -- any antibiotics, pain pills or supplements help. There is a vet there that prescribes them and will use donated meds appropriately.
- Rescue Remedy or other calming supplements/sprays etc. (shelter life can be stressful)
- dog leashes, collars

I can pick up donations from your house Friday (8/1)12-1:30pm or 5-7pm. Or you are welcome to drop off at my place near North ave and California today 7/28 after 5pm or Wednesday after 7pm. Please message me for details.

Thank you SO MUCH for your generosity. The dogs and cats thank you.

  • meg: I've got linens waiting to be washed...but I was wondering if AWL might have need for an unused 'cone of shame.'My girl left her stitches alone and so I've got one just taking up space.

  • meg

    Hi Bonita! Yes, they can definitely use that! Message me and I can pick up. Thank you!

29 hours ago

Updated 47 min ago

Greenchoice Bank closed by govt

Well, ouch. Hope the larger Green Exchange and those businesses aren't impacted, but that seems likely.

http://www.fdic.gov/bank/individual/failed/greenchoice.html

  • PR

    FYI - Providence Bank is a Christian Bank. Some of their profits go to religious groups. Most of them seem like decent organizations for people who are down on their luck but you should be aware where your money is being spent.

    http://providencebank.com/aboutus_stewardship.html

  • Carter O'Brien Lake View/Logan Sq native yet Avondale to the bone

    We'll be switching, but need some time to do research. Very aggravating!

Jul 21

Updated 51 min ago

Increased loitering at Armitage/California

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

  • C. M. D. Avondale Triangle resident

    My first experience using the mute button! I wonder if I get a badge for that.....

  • Carter O'Brien Lake View/Logan Sq native yet Avondale to the bone

    He/she/it has 36 mutes, that may be a record...

1 hour ago

Updated 54 min ago

CTA Safety Stats to be Released Today

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

Snippet from the report:

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

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

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

Snippet from the report:

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

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

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

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

28 hours ago

Updated 59 min ago

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

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

Delivery not available.

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

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

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

  • ErikaM Blue-Line identified

    Thanks for the responses - it's been sold.

Jun 06

Updated 1 hour ago

success contesting speed camera citations?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Hey Will, perhaps ask Deputy Larry to take a look at this. He would be able to define "children."

    You could also contact Brenna Berman who is in Charge of IT and ask if her IT department can take a look and thereby determine if the pixels are good enough....

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    Hey Will, perhaps ask Deputy Larry to take a look at this. He would be able to define "children."

    You could also contact Brenna Berman who is in Charge of IT and ask if her IT department can take a look and thereby determine if the pixels are good enough.

    You could also contact Patricia Jakowiak and ask her to take a look at the images and determine if she feels the pixels are good enough.

    As there are 3 separate agencies involved in review...perhaps those agencies should also say something about the pixels.

    If we find something that is truly wrong within our systems. We need to harp until it gets fixed.

    You can call311, ask to talk to a supervisor and they can get you into each of those Department heads. Once you get into the office; they can tell you their email address.

  • LoganSquareGal Just your everyday Logan Square girl

    The problem in regards to school zones is that the cameras don't know when children are present, and the cameras can't figure out what a child is from what an adult is, these cameras have presented a real problem. They need to go.

2 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Anyone have info about Paradise Garden?

There is a very nice looking garden at the corner of Drake and Lyndale that has a sign calling it Paradise Garden. There are many nice plants there as well as a gazebo and some benches. However, it has a fence surrounding it and I've never seen it unlocked in the year I've been living near it. Does anyone know the story behind this place? If anyone knows the owner, is there any chance it could be opened up some time for people in the area to visit and/or help maintain it?

  • My partner and I stumbled upon this during a walk about a month ago. The gate was unlocked so we entered assuming it was a community garden. We were in there for a few minutes, when someone driving by stopped and yelled out that we should leave or the owners will call the cops. We took the warning and promptly left. On our way out we did notice a few no trespassing signs, but no real info on who owns it or who is permitted to use it.

6 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Lost Puppy

Our husky puppy got out yesterday by Monticello and Altgeld and we are desperately trying to find her. Shes about 5 months old and has one black and one blue eye. Anyone with any information please give us a call. We are heart broken and she must be so scared. (773) 9343223

15 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

favorite (or feared) laundromats?

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

gracias.

  • Dima Work at home in Logan Square

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

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

26 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Mold in basement, blahhhh

Just discovered mold on our drywall in the basement. Anyone know who I would call to figure out where it's coming from and to clean up? Thanks!

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

  • I highly recommend Domicile Consulting to determine what is causing the issue and providing a clear action plan to resolve it. We had a similar problem with our new condo and based on their expertise, insights and direction we fixed the issue and haven't had a problem since. Can't recommend them enough.

Apr 14

Updated 2 hours ago

Humboldt Haus On Sacramento Blvd. and North Ave. Now Open!

Great news, it is now open but not the deli bar yet. I talked to Mike who said he was a co-owner and the hours now are 9 A.M. to 10 P.M. Monday to Saturday and 10 A.M. to 9 P.M. on Sunday. Mike also added that the 16 taps section will be open in another month. I asked him to join us on Nextdoor and Everyblocks and inform all of the date when the whole restaurant will be open for business. I am looking forward to the grand opening, i will be thirsty! The name of the place is Humboldt Haus.

  • Simon D Lamb Restaurant guy, gallery guy

    Solid beer and wine selections. Funky, fun stuff.

  • Thing Fish Southside to Northside

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

2 hours ago

Fitness 4 Kids Health Fair targets obesity epidemics

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

27 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

HopeFest 2014 @NewLife @ Homan/Division

Any other neighbors experience:

*Division St. closed off all day Saturday
*Parking on surrounding residential streets overburdened with attendees
*People pulling in and backing out of the over-capacity church parking lot dangerously into oncoming traffic (and subsequent horn honking, etc) to go look for parking elsewhere
*Trash left behind by attendees on our streets, parkways and sidewalks (see photo)
*The absence of notification to area residents about the Fest

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5 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Effectiveness of city's lawn builder

The city recently redid about 1,300 feet of 8-inch water main on my block. Included in this project was the "restoration," including new curbs, parkway sidewalks, and repaving the street (all good things). My main question here is if any of you have experience with this turf building they laid down? Is it effective? Will the grass grow back in time before the end of the summer, or should I expect to have to reseed next spring?

Thanks!

  • When they destroyed much of the new sod I laid on the parkway, I didn't wait for them...I just put new seed. Adjacent properties had the city's lawn builder (ugly), and I don't recall any actual grass growing all season. The fact it was never watered didn't help.

  • Same experience here. I had great grass growing and then after the construction they lay down the new seed/insulation mix. Nothing grew back that was last year.

3 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Mozart Elementary School

Hi. I am wondering what are other parents' thoughts and feelings about this school are.
If you have good or bad experiences you would like to share, I would appreciate it. I have a five year old and a three year old and this school is my neighborhood elementary school and I would like to find out what the learning environment is like there. It would help me decide if I should look for alternatives such as private, charter or home schooling. Thanks!

  • Elise Doody-Jones Logan Square Resident

    There are openings at Goethe Elementary School for preschool. Just FYI. Our child started in Preschool tree is now entering 4th grade. It's a great neighborhood school.

22 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

CTA Creep Post Removal Is Equal to Victim Blaming

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Everett Block EveryBlock Team Captain

    Hi folks,

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

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

4 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Hit and run, destroyed my friend's scooter

This morning on the corner of Francisco and Wabansia (ish) some huge jerk destroyed my friend's scooter, so look out for people smashing things i guess. :(

  • according to my friend's mechanic, this is actually a miserably failed theft attempt, they tore off the front panel and couldn't figure out how to hotwire it. Lock up your scooters everybody!

2 days ago

Updated 4 hours ago

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

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

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

  • Varagona Music Teacher & Lanlord

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

23 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Looking to Rent

Hello Future Neighbors.

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

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

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

- Tawny

  • i got lucky using chicago apartment finders.

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

5 hours ago

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5 hours ago

Old Irving Park Beer & BBQ Challenge is this SATURDAY!!!

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20140728/irving-park/brewers-pitmasters-compete-for-bragging-rights-beer-bbq-showdown

Your $60 ticket is for a sampling of LIMITED RUN CRAFT BREWS & BBQ
You're the judging panel - casting your vote for - Best BBQ Pork - Best Beer - Best BBQ/Beer Pairing

Tickets still available so get yours today!

www.beerbbqchallenge.com

https://www.facebook.com/events/258597141001618/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

5 hours ago

erased recent Everyblock

Could the woman looking to re-located to our neighborhood asking for help finding a 3-bedroom please e-mail me at klh@mindspring.com..my neighbor JUST mentioned he may have what she is looking for... and we need good neighbors. Thanks!

28 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Plans for Pierre's Bakery / 2755 N Milwaukee?

Does anyone know what, if anything, is planned for the old Pierre's Bakery site?

18 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Found Dog

My roommate found a puggle, around 2 years old, around lawndale and fullerton. It looks very skinny, without a collar but it seems to know a few tricks. If anyone knows anything about this dog or has seen it, please let me know. We are putting signs up and have posted on the IL Lost Dogs page too but so far no luck.

griggs.annie@gmail.com

  • If you call her Stevie, does she answer?

  • Thanks so much for taking this pup in! If your cant keep him/her please let me know before you bring to animal control. I can foster while we search for the owner.

Jul 19

Updated 5 hours ago

1050 N Spaulding

heard some commotion outside this multi unit bldg. Saw they called police twice and an argument with a young guy and some family members. Got a little hectic with loud voices then it settled down !

  • Clee: There has been a lot of "clean-up" done in this area. If you have eyes on a repetitively problematic building, you may want to get more involved with CAPS (Beat 1121's meeting is coming up on the 1st Thursday of August). Especially if you own property nearby.

  • Clee Torres Love life love my neighborhood

    Thanks I will make a point of going for the first time This August !!!!
    Where is the meeting at ??

  • Sanctuary Place @ 642 N. Kedzie

4 days ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Alex Cleaner's is going out of business!

I'm sorry to see this place go. Make sure to pick up any belongings from them before August 10th!

Can anyone recommend a different cleaners in the area?

Thanks!

  • And great news about Flipside Cafe, nice bonus! Will have to try Ruby's, I have heard good things about alterations.

  • beca humboldt park res

    I recommend Wilton's , on 1815 N Western. Right by the Blue line. They have there for years.

21 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Found: Small Gray Cat

Small, all-gray cat wandered into open apartment today at Kedzie and Wrightwood. Call 815-761-7689, I hope to reunite you!

  • Tracy Blegen Bartels Super Cute Tracy

    Did you ever did the owners? A friend of mine lives on Kedzie and lost her gray cat about a week ago.

13 hours ago

LSG

Dear EB community,
I'm 99% certain this post will be deleted within minutes but I just wanted to attempt a rally of sorts. Can we all agree to either mute or ignore any and all posts/comments from LoganSquareGal. We all know he/she is a troll of the highest echelon .. his/her most recent comment is berating someone asking about police presence near Logan Blvd/Western (http://chicago.everyblock.com/crime-posts/jul28-police-activity-western-just-north-logan-movie-theater-6281508/#comment-444716). Previous comments have called all men over the age of 25 pedophiles/predators (http://chicago.everyblock.com/talk/jul21-increased-loitering-armitage-california-6268545/#comment-444688) as well...

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Dear EB community,
I'm 99% certain this post will be deleted within minutes but I just wanted to attempt a rally of sorts. Can we all agree to either mute or ignore any and all posts/comments from LoganSquareGal. We all know he/she is a troll of the highest echelon .. his/her most recent comment is berating someone asking about police presence near Logan Blvd/Western (http://chicago.everyblock.com/crime-posts/jul28-police-activity-western-just-north-logan-movie-theater-6281508/#comment-444716). Previous comments have called all men over the age of 25 pedophiles/predators (http://chicago.everyblock.com/talk/jul21-increased-loitering-armitage-california-6268545/#comment-444688) as well as attempting to instigate on a post about neighborhood concern over increased loitering near Cali/Armitage .. Actually just have a look at all the comments here (http://chicago.everyblock.com/users/177667/comments/). I know it's easy to get sucked into online tit-for-tat arguing (believe me, the self restraint has been difficult) but let's all rise above ... Let's none of us feed the trolls. (as hard as that can be)
Sincerely,
an EB User who actually sees the value in this online community

6 days ago

Updated 13 hours ago

St. Sylvester's Preschool

My daughter will be starting pre-k/preschool at St. Sylvester's next month. She's an early September birthday, so we expect she'll be in the youngest classroom (they divide by age as I understand it). I'm wondering if there are any other parents of new students at St. Sylvester's here who might like to meet up at Palmer Square for a play date one weekend before the start of the school year.
I'm also interested in hearing about experiences with the school that others would like to share. Thank you!

  • I'm holding on for dear life to these naps, I know they are going away soon! Thanks, another time would be great!

  • I am so sorry. I am just checking every block now. I have been crazy busy lately. I will be heading to palmer tomorrow around 430-5pm. If anyone of you girls are around. I can meet wed Thursday also....We usually stay for an hour. I live about 6block away. 430-5pm is our best time to meet during the week. Not sure if that is easy for you both. Hope to see you sometime this week. I will be the crazy mum running after two boys.

4 days ago

Updated 18 hours ago

Pediatric dentist recommendation

I need recommendations for pediatric dentists, please!

  • We moved to Children's Dentistry on Wolcott and North Ave. We've been very satisfied with them.

  • Thanks all! Several of these dentists accept our insurance. Though I first have to take them to our general dentist and they have to refer the kids to a pediatric dentist. We have a month to make a decision as to which of these recommendations. Thank you!

19 hours ago

Keys Found on Logan between California and Mozart

A large set of keys including some car keys found this morning on Logan just west of California. If they are yours, email staceyballisinfo@gmail.com with a description and we will get them back to you.

19 hours ago

Updated 19 hours ago

  • Chris I jam econo

    He also was driving on an expired license. He's also had a previous DUI in 1995, and has been caught driving on a suspended license. He's also stated there is no need to apologize to his constituents over this.

  • I saw that. Unreal. Laughing but seriously. It's ridonkulous. 🙈🙉🙊

22 hours ago

Uh - Oh for Alderman Colon

Looks like Alderman Colon was nailed for DUI this weekend. And it's not his first. Yipes! http://chicagoist.com/2014/07/28/ald_rey_colon_arrested_for_dui.php

24 hours ago

Updated 23 hours ago

Lost Cat

Our cat disappeared Saturday night sometime near Kimball and McLean. She is 14 years old and needs thyroid medication twice daily. She looks like she could be pregnant, but she is not. She is spayed, but has some extra belly. She is mostly friendly and will let you pick her up (just don't pet her for too long or she will let you know she's had enough). If you see her and can get her, we would be very appreciative.

25 hours ago

Volunteers Needed at Remix Festival helps Goethe school

Budget cuts! Budget cuts! Help Friends of Goethe School raise funds that keep what teachers and students need to teach and learn in the classroom.

Just 2 hours or more of your time volunteering at the upcoming Remix Festival will bring much needed funds to our neighborhood students. It's easy, it's fun, just sign up on this website

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0545a9a623a1f85-remix

"like us" on Facebook to keep up on how you can participate.

Do it for the kids ! Invite your friends and neighbors to join us too !

Jul 06

Updated 26 hours ago

Is this your cockatiel???

This little lady (?) showed up in our yard today, twice. Neighbor had an extra cage, so we captured her to keep her safe from local cats and kids. We're in the 3000 block of Troy, suspect she hasn't traveled far. Let me know if this may be your bird!

  • Nicole Semple Activist/Architect/Baker

    Hi Gii Gii S! The bird was initially very matted and unhappy. We kept her for a week, during which she did clean up and perk up and started to really seem better. Despite some neighbors doing some door-to-door knocking, we never found an original owner. My mother-in-law, who has owned cockatiels before, offered to adopt her. The bird is now living in a deluxe birdie condo in Gurnee, singing and strutting away.

  • Gii Gii S Bird person

    Awww im glad it worked out for him.
    I like happy endings.
    I came across this last night, as I was going thru the bird section because 2 months ago I lost my parakeet..
    And this story had sparked my interest
    Thank u for helping him

42 hours ago

Updated 27 hours ago

California/Milwaukee Produce Market has re-opened!!!

The California/Milwaukee Produce Market has reopened! Same ownership, basically the same set up. The owner says he'll have more produce and deli meats this week and more to come (although they seem to have most everything they used to have at the old one already)!

I'm happy to have a decent, clean and nice market in a walkable distance again. Also, the owners are very receptive to getting new products (this is a changing neighborhood...) so please introduce yourself and make friendly suggestions if you think you'll be buying something on a regular basis or think others will be also!

7am-9pm (although, he said probably 8ish on Sundays, depending on demand)
2110 N Milwaukee Ave

  • So happy they opened again. Drove by yesterday and stopped in when I saw they had opened. Always bought meat from them and was never disappointed. Fantastic store!

  • They need to sell sake and Sapporo now that they're across the street from Wasabi, they'll make a killing.

29 hours ago

Backyard swimming pools

Anyone know what the statutes are concerning above ground, backyard swimming pools? My neighbors have one, that houses about 10 kids in it everyday and it is leaning dangerously, in the direction of my house. Makes me a little nervous. Glad the kids are having fun, but concerned about safety and damages.

29 hours ago

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5 days ago

Updated 30 hours ago

Stolen bike: it's gone :(

I saw the kid do it too. Bike is a women's vintage 52 cm Univega. Black frame with all original parts and red decals. Red rear tire, red pedals, red grip tape, and pink brake cables. The kid took it from California and Milwaukee on wed night around 10:15pm. Younger black male with a stupid mustache - he even rode away with my white BMX helmet that has the word 'Albes' on the front. I ran after him, and was literally about six inches from him but he got away. Police report filed but that is worthless.

  • yourhandsmyface Palmer square. Drummer.

    Thanks everyone!!!!! I truly appreciate everyone chiming in - I've even had people email me pictures of other bikes they thought could have been related. It was locked up to a bike rack under the L by the California blue line. He must have cut the lock - unfortunately it...

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    Thanks everyone!!!!! I truly appreciate everyone chiming in - I've even had people email me pictures of other bikes they thought could have been related. It was locked up to a bike rack under the L by the California blue line. He must have cut the lock - unfortunately it wasn't a U- lock. It actually was my girlfriends bike... The crazy thing is that I was coming down kedzie in a car (on my way to meet her) and stopped at the kedzie/Milwaukee intersection and the little POS rode past me!!! I literally jumped out if the driver seat, leaving my car to the passengers, and tried to grab the kid. I want thinking very clearly, all I knew is that I wanted that bike back. Basically, I was about a foot or two away from him and he ducked into an alley and disappeared forever :(

  • Good Morning. Bikes also stolen Melrose and Pulaski. One from the 1st Floor and one from the Third Floor Back Porches. Last Week, early morning on Monday. Funny, we supposedly have Security Gates that don't Work. One was Locked, they still were able to Steal it. A lot of characters roaming the Alleys at Night and Early Morning.

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