33 hours ago

Updated 4 min 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.

  • Varagona Music Teacher & Lanlord

    Thank you, I just spoke with their landlord and Cooper has been found...yea!

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

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What's that noise?

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

  • I find it strange that they're using explosives at night for CTA construction. Not saying that's not the case, it's just bizarre.

  • I am legitimately interested in knowing what they're blowing up, I know nothing about what they're doing to the tracks right now. But it's m80s/dynamite for sure.

1 hour ago

Blue Line trains and bus service changes for weekend

...4 a.m. Mon., July 28, the following streets under CTA tracks will be closed: 2404-2425 W. Homer St; 2446-2459 W. Armitage; 2600-2629 W. Francis Place; 2800-2815 W. Lyndale; and 2820...

...28, the following streets under CTA tracks will be closed: 2404-2425 W. Homer St; 2446-2459 W. Armitage; 2600-2629 W. Francis Place; 2800-2815 W. Lyndale; and 2820-2851 W. Belden. The...

...Mon., July 28, or completion. Buses will operated in both directions via Armitage, California, North, Western and Armitage. This is due to construction on Armitage between Campbell and Milwaukee to make track improvements...

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...under CTA tracks will be closed: 2404-2425 W. Homer St; 2446-2459 W. Armitage; 2600-2629 W. Francis Place; 2800-2815 W. Lyndale; and 2820-2851 W. Belden. The first street closure, for 2700...

...closed: 2404-2425 W. Homer St; 2446-2459 W. Armitage; 2600-2629 W. Francis Place; 2800-2815 W. Lyndale; and 2820-2851 W. Belden. The first street closure, for 2700-2715 W. Prindiville, begins...

...St; 2446-2459 W. Armitage; 2600-2629 W. Francis Place; 2800-2815 W. Lyndale; and 2820-2851 W. Belden. The first street closure, for 2700-2715 W. Prindiville, begins at 7 a.m. Friday...

...Place; 2800-2815 W. Lyndale; and 2820-2851 W. Belden. The first street closure, for 2700-2715 W. Prindiville, begins at 7 a.m. Friday and will conclude at 4 a.m. Monday...

#50 Damen, Sat., July 26, from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. or completion, will operate in both directions along Damen, Grand, Ashland, Madison and Damen due to the Chicago Criterium/Prairie State Cycling Series.

#56 Milwaukee, Sat., July 26 at 12:01 a.m. to Mon., July 28, at 5 a.m. or completion in both directions. It will operation via Milwaukee, Damen, Division and Milwaukee due to the Wicker Park Fest.

#70 Division, Sat., July 26 from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. of completion in both directions via Division, California, North, Western and Division due to the Paseo Boricua Classic Car and Bike Show

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FOUND CAT: All black male? very friendly found around Sawyer & Milwaukee

Hello neighbors--
My roommate and I found a cat stuck on our window sill last night, and helped him down so that he might go home. However, he's showed up on our window sill again this morning, so I'm thinking he's lost.

I am assuming it's a male since it's a pretty big cat (maybe 16 pounds?) and he seems to be all black with no markings, and light green eyes.

I'm planning on keeping him at our apartment until this afternoon when I can take him to Harmony House on Elston.

I hope this helps to find his owner! Let me know if you are looking for him!

  • Jessica, you did the best you could - you did not leave the cat outside. Hopefully this kitty finds his home.

  • As Erica said, what ACS failed to inform you is that CACC does not guarantee that this cat will even make it to adopts. Only 2% of the cats brought to CACC even make it to the adoption room all of the others are euthanized if a reputable shelter does...

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    As Erica said, what ACS failed to inform you is that CACC does not guarantee that this cat will even make it to adopts. Only 2% of the cats brought to CACC even make it to the adoption room all of the others are euthanized if a reputable shelter does not pull them. And as we have it the shelters are full. The best solution is to reach out to your local no kill shelters for information on how to deal with this situation. We believe in TNR (trap, neuter, release) and TNA (trap, neuter, admit (if the cat is friendly). I have two colonies in the HP area and which some of them are friendlies. However, they are all s/n, vaccinated, and microchipped. The friendlies are on the waiting list to be admitted when space allows. Life outside is definitely a better choice than being brought to CACC where they can be killed when their 5-7day hold is up.

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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 glad they're back!

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

    great! missed that place.

  • LoganSquareGal Just your everyday Logan Square girl

    Can't wait until they open again! Nick and his son (the owners) are great people! I miss their daily soup specials, and love the breakfast skillets!

2 hours ago

CTA Creep Alert - 74 Fullerton Bus (street or bus harassment)

If you see this man around women, and ESPECIALLY UNDERAGED CHILDREN, BE ON HIGH ALERT!!! This pictured individual sat on the bus yesterday while my family was on the bus with me, and we were on our way home eastbound on Fullerton Ave, and LEERED at my underaged children in a sexual manner HIS ENTIRE TRIP!

The look in his eyes and the smile he wore as he lusted after my kids was absolutely sickening! By the time we reached...

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If you see this man around women, and ESPECIALLY UNDERAGED CHILDREN, BE ON HIGH ALERT!!! This pictured individual sat on the bus yesterday while my family was on the bus with me, and we were on our way home eastbound on Fullerton Ave, and LEERED at my underaged children in a sexual manner HIS ENTIRE TRIP!

The look in his eyes and the smile he wore as he lusted after my kids was absolutely sickening! By the time we reached Kedzie and Fullerton, my wife called him to my attention, and I let her know I was already aware of him and had been closely watching him from the time he got on the bus and started leering at our daughter. He would go between leering at my daughter and leering at my son. He exited the bus post haste at Kedzie and Fullerton after he knew he had been caught when I audibly called him to public attention by saying "These kids are younger than you, knock it off!"

He went to the front of the bus after he exited to retrieve his bike from the bike rack. As you can see, he was still wearing a smirk on his face after retrieving his bike.

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Updated 3 hours ago

Increased loitering at Armitage/California

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

  • seems like a very cool organization worthy of support.
    http://www.lacasanorte.org/

  • rogerparker - not everyone who has a problem with with drug dealers and thieves is a white person.

    Nothing about Buster's post says he's white. The fact that you assume that he is suggests that you think minorities are cool with crime. Why do you think that?

    (I know, I know, I shouldn't feed the obvious trolling, but it is so incredibly ironic that someone who accuses "White People" of "fearing people that aren't White," does so by insulting people who aren't white.)

3 days ago

Updated 9 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!

  • The cleaners owned their unit and put it up for sale. This building is all condo units, residential with two commercial on the ground floor. Sad to see them go, but I knew they were ready to move on. Likely a good time to retire when real estate value is up a little bit.

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

10 hours ago

Updated 10 hours ago

Blue Line Shuttles Between Logan Square and Western

Just a heads up, the blue line shuttles between the Logan Square and Western Blue Line Stations are running a tad bit behind and the platform boarding southbound trains at Western are getting packed. I would advise some extra travel time from now (12:30 PM) into the evening. Adding an extra 20 minutes to transit time would be wise.

  • Bex Runner, dog owner, food lover in the 60618

    how perfect that it coincided with WP Fest...

12 hours ago

Man critical from Logan Square hit-and-run

http://voices.suntimes.com/news/breaking-news/man-struck-by-auto-in-logan-square/

A man is in critical condition after he was struck by the vehicle of a hit-and-run driver early Sunday in the Logan Square neighborhood on the Northwest Side.

The man, thought to be in his 40s, was hit by a vehicle about 1:05 a.m. near the intersection of Western Avenue and Logan Boulevard, police said. The motorist then drove away from the scene.

He was taken in critical condition to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, police said.

Police did not have a description of the vehicle Sunday morning.

2 days ago

Updated 12 hours ago

Scrap metal recycling - How's it work?

Has anyone ever brought old junk to the recycling places on Kingsbury?

How does it work? Which are the best places and is it possible to avoid those long lines of scrapper trucks?

We only have about two boxes worth, random stuff that's been sitting in our basement from various home projects, and we would like to get money for it, if possible.

Will we be waiting in line a long time and then only get 50-cents for our efforts?

  • a few weeks back aluminum was at $0.35/lb and steel/iron was at $0.05/lb.

  • robin in WRP Tired, very tired

    Most of what we recycle is copper (stripped wire and pipe odds and ends); it's around $2.50/pound.

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Man casing cars this morning (Lyndale/Rockwell)

The man in the attached photo was casing cars on my block (Lyndale/Rockwell) early this morning around 6:30 am (looking into back seats). I called the police and he was gone when they arrived. Just wanted to share in case anyone else has seen this guy. He's pretty distinct, with the hat and all.

  • Craig Born and raised in the city.

    Unfortunately what he was doing is no longer a crime. I still agree the police need to be called but there isn't much they can do.

  • I saw this guy out on Homer and Rockwell on Monday or Tuesday morning around 630 am. He was doing the same thing and looked very suspicious.

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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!

  • Bummer! We've all been there though. Another time!

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

34 hours ago

Garage space for Rent

I’m renting out a garage space at Armitage and St Louis for $100 per month. If you’re interested or know someone who is, please contact me at mitchellronit@gmail.com or respond here. Thanks!

3 days ago

Updated 36 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.

  • So sorry about your bike! Very unfair and frustrating. Can you please share how you had it locked up and how the thief was able to work around that?

  • 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 :(

4 days ago

Updated 36 hours ago

History of this old Gas Station?

I was having a debate with some friends over what this building at the corner of California and Altgeld once was.

I'd bet dollars to donuts it was a gas station, but is there anyone who's been in the neighborhood awhile who could add any further details?

Thanks so much.

P.S. I heard they were going to put a Trader Joe's in that building, but then the local slumlord jacked up the rent because someone stapled a flyer to a tree trying to give away a dog that they CLEARLY DON'T DESERVE TO OWN, because the dog was scared by a loud noise last night--was that gunshots or fireworks?

At least that's what I heard.

Thanks!

  • Susan--that's really fantastic. Thanks so much for that.

  • Just today I saw Mr. Kowski sweeping the street in front of the old gas station at 5:30am this morning. To say the family maticulously maintains the property is an understatement - it's practically OCD. He regularlly re-asphaults the lot and even paints the curb yellow on Altgeld to make...

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    Just today I saw Mr. Kowski sweeping the street in front of the old gas station at 5:30am this morning. To say the family maticulously maintains the property is an understatement - it's practically OCD. He regularlly re-asphaults the lot and even paints the curb yellow on Altgeld to make sure cars do not park too close to the driveway. True story (not satire) - check it out! It's a slightly off shade of yellow than the official color the city uses. Hell, I'd bet he'd even write you a citation! Glad to have neighbors that care so much about the property & its history (and rather entertaining to watch too), good for the Kowski's for holding on to their own little gold mine at Cali & Altgeld (although I agree & often thought an ice cream shop would be a nice addition)!!!

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Roosters in the City

One of our neighbors keeps hens and at least one rooster in their yard. I believe it is within city ordinance to keep chickens (hens), but does the city ordinance speak to keeping roosters? This bird has been crowing since 4:30 this morning!

  • Nick South Logan / North Humboldt

    I have not taken any action yet, but now that I have read a number of articles that bolster the legality of roosters in the city I will likely talk with our neighbor before involving 311 or the Alderman's office.

    Just curious MD, where does one draw the line on...

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    I have not taken any action yet, but now that I have read a number of articles that bolster the legality of roosters in the city I will likely talk with our neighbor before involving 311 or the Alderman's office.

    Just curious MD, where does one draw the line on not being a snitch? Is it ok to call the police if you witness gang members congregating and drinking on the public right of way. What if someone is trespassing on private property? What if they are in the act of vandalizing that property? How about if you witness someone dealing drugs on your street? It is the police departments job to protect and serve. This includes quality of life issues as well as criminal ones. While I agree that some calls are more important than others I will leave it to the professionals to make that decision.

  • ptpreserves local business owner in Humboldt park

    As someone with hens, i would say talk to them first for sure. They will most likely not want to be a nuisance to their neighbors. Just give them a few weeks for rehoming, if thats the way it ends up. Its hard to find someone to take a rooster...

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    As someone with hens, i would say talk to them first for sure. They will most likely not want to be a nuisance to their neighbors. Just give them a few weeks for rehoming, if thats the way it ends up. Its hard to find someone to take a rooster who doesnt want to make him into soup. Sometimes you dont intend on getting a rooster, you cant legitimately tell if the chicken is male or female until an egg is laid. It could be that they just ended up with the little dude.

2 days ago

Art opening tonight at Firecat Projects

https://www.facebook.com/119727521432949/photos/gm.886225331391980/689646741107688/?type=1&theater

An exhibition of new paintings by Ellen Campbell will be opening tonight at Firecat Projects at 7pm. 2124 North Damen. It's a cool place if you've never been. Ellen's work is exquisite!

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Lost Keys This AM (7/24/2014)?

Found a set of keys on the street in Logan Square. Contact me to identify.

  • Hello again, Mike in Logan! Thanks for being cool as well. It felt a little weird walking the alley in search of a car that wasn't mine... :)

  • Yes, I can imagine it would. Creative method for finding the owner of the keys, though!

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Tech Help: WiFi Range Extender

I need help installing a WiFi range extender for my home network. Thanks!

  • Is this the kind that uses your electrical wiring to essentially make a wired connection to another part of the house? Like the TP-LINK TL-PA4010KIT. That's what I've used, with a 2nd router on the other end. Works great.

  • My brother-in-law is a tech consultant who works with small businesses and could definitely help you out. He's great, is also in Logan Square, and has my house all wired! If you're interested, I'd be happy to pass along his information.

  • Liam R Independent IT Consultant

    I'm Kelly's brother-in-law and happy to help. If running a wire is an option, that will be the preferable solution due to speed and reliability, but there are plenty of good wifi-repeaters out there. The most economical solution will depend on what kind of router you currently have and what speeds you require.

    Feel free to call if you would like more help. (224)325-5426

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Two young Medical Students

Sorry to post this again
Two friends of mine are coming to Chicago this summer/fall to complete a rotation for medical school. They are an engaged couple coming from California that need a place to rent/sublet for the months of August-November. They'll be spending most of their time studying and at their respective hospitals; they'll be quiet and respectful tenants. Ideally they'd like a studio or 1 bedroom apartment, convenient to the train. Budget is up to 1300 per month....

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Sorry to post this again
Two friends of mine are coming to Chicago this summer/fall to complete a rotation for medical school. They are an engaged couple coming from California that need a place to rent/sublet for the months of August-November. They'll be spending most of their time studying and at their respective hospitals; they'll be quiet and respectful tenants. Ideally they'd like a studio or 1 bedroom apartment, convenient to the train. Budget is up to 1300 per month. If anyone is interested in renting/subletting their space or knows of anyone that might be please message me so I can put you in contact with them. Since they won't be here to look for themselves, they've been resorting to Craigslist, which so far has produced mostly scams.

  • Hi! My boyfriend and I are subleasing our apartment mid-August through mid-November, though we are flexible with exact dates, if you email me I can give you the details! kristinmio at gmail.com

  • Varagona Music Teacher & Lanlord

    Air B & B?

    I forwarded your post to a friend who does this... however, she is out of town so I don't know if she is checking.
    Good luck!

    I have an apartment open, but if it is vacant in November, then it will stay vacant until Spring, so unless they want to spend extra $s I just can't afford to house them.
    Sorry

    If I think of someone else, I will forward this to them.

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Tony's Spoiled Chicken

Spoiled chicken again from Tony's on Armitage. I know it can happen anywhere, but it has only ever happened to me at Tony's. So, you know, statistics. Grrrrr, poo. That's as dramatic as my rage gets about this kind of stuff. I do want to put some gentle pressure on them to step up their game.

This is the face of a dog who won't get her chicken and rice. ;)

  • sly-3 donkey wrangler to the stars

    SUNRISE on milwaukee? it's stocked like a russian bodega circa 1938.

  • Oh yeah, in general, yeah. But I believe it was originally a carniceria so they have it going on where meat is concerned. Everything else, well, not so much.

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Therapist for alcoholics

Does anyone have a recommendation for a miracle working therapist that specializes in alcoholics?

  • There is a SMART meeting on Sunday mornings at 9:15am in the Sage Health space on Armitage and Bingham. SMART also has a meeting for friends and family on Thursday nights on the north side.

  • Also, all SMART mtgs are open to anyone, so if you want to attend the Sunday mtg alone or with him, you can:-)

3 days ago

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