15 min ago

LOST DOG- PUG- Logan Square

My 4 year old fawn pug has gone missing. We live on the corner of Logan and Rockwell and have searched everywhere. If you have seen her or have her please call or text 3129720934. She is beige, petite, and very friendly. her name is Snugs.

47 hours ago

Updated 52 min ago

Code 0964100G Violation

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

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

  • Victoria Artist and Muscian

    C. M. D., When I contested in person they slapped a court fee on my ticket, so I ended up paying more, so as Happy in Humbolt says, contest it by mail.

  • Can't believe they do that. If that's the contesting system now, the shady goons at SERCO really should have to pay you a fee when you actually win. Otherwise, is there any disincentive at all for them when they wrongfully ticket you? Why would they even think twice about whether it's legit or not?

2 days ago

Updated 59 min ago

Banfield Noooo!

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

  • Not in Logan Square, but I love "Heal" which is the vet's office next door to Found (a wonderful non-profit)

  • I've had many good experiences at North Avenue Animal Hospital in Wicker Park.

1 hour ago

MISSING PUG

I have lost my 4 year old pug named Snugs. She is tan and petite. She was last seen in on Logan and Rockwell. Please call or text if you have found her. 3129720934

3 days ago

Updated 1 hour ago

WBMX - Chicago's Best, MORE MUSIC

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

  • Jack built that house.

  • I wish WBMX was back because they played a variety of music unlike the same hourly loop of songs played by V103

2 days ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Question for the Group

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

  • Swiffer Green Girl

    Hi NBD,

    I can't send you an email until you enable that feature on your profile.

  • You're liable to get your head busted fooling around with Craigslist and some of the folks scamming in there.

5 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Where to get a good steak?

Anyone know where to get a high quality steak dinner in the area? Or closeby? I have been in the city for over 4 months and have yet to have one.

  • Saucy City Lover

    You will have to go out of hood if you are in search for the best...Chicago Cut and Joe Stone Crab are the best in my opinion.

  • Cool Andy CPS Teacher

    The Saloon Steakhouse! Unfortunately it closed its doors on January first. They were the best, and reasonable. Gene & Giorgetti is good, and an original, but not in the 'hood and pricey.

    Folklore (Division and...whatever's just east of Oakley; Honore?) is owned by Tango Sur folk. It's supposed to be...

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    The Saloon Steakhouse! Unfortunately it closed its doors on January first. They were the best, and reasonable. Gene & Giorgetti is good, and an original, but not in the 'hood and pricey.

    Folklore (Division and...whatever's just east of Oakley; Honore?) is owned by Tango Sur folk. It's supposed to be good, though the service is rumored (or was rumored) to be not-the-greatest. That may not be true though, or even all that important. They have a good looking sidewalk patio.

    Stay away from Gibson's, unless you're looking for a stick of butter on what you could cook better in your backyard. You won't bump into Jordan, Daley, Oprah, or Toews. The same with Ditka at Ditka's. Chicago Cut (on the river) went through 150 managers in under two years (for realz).

3 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Help us find a home for Chicago Food Coop

We are looking for a small or shared space to actively use two days per month for breaking down our delivery, a meeting or two, storage of three refrigerators, a top opening freezer and one intermezzo type shelving unit for the remaining time. Our budget is about $100 per month for rent.

Any leads would be really appreciated. The building we are currently located in will be unavailable to us anymore very soon. We are great tenants and can get...

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We are looking for a small or shared space to actively use two days per month for breaking down our delivery, a meeting or two, storage of three refrigerators, a top opening freezer and one intermezzo type shelving unit for the remaining time. Our budget is about $100 per month for rent.

Any leads would be really appreciated. The building we are currently located in will be unavailable to us anymore very soon. We are great tenants and can get you references from our previous location.

Center For Neighborhood Technology is our current spot, but they are moving.

I'd love to hear from contacts at local schools and churches.

We are pretty awesome if I do say so myself as a member. Consider joining.

Thanks so much,
Kate

About us:

Chicago Food Coop is a food buying club made up of individuals who collectively purchase groceries directly from distributors. We have an advantage over the individual consumer because we can purchase goods at wholesale (discounted) prices and pass the savings on to our members. We strive to bring our members variety and value. Our grocery suppliers are selected to provide the items that members want and as a buying club the price we pay for grocery items is often even lower than listed.

http://www.chicagofoodcoop.org

  • Nora Doherty Bucktown mom & real estate tax attorney

    I think you should call Sister Alicia Torres at Our Lady of Angels in West Humboldt Park. Your work would dovetail really well with a few things they are already doing. http://www.missionola.com/

    Good luck and thanks for all you are doing!

  • Michael Ramstedt Managing Broker, Krain Real Estate

    hmmmm. Didn't know CNT was moving. Where to? Your best bet is to check with a local church. There are tons of small building, small congregation settings that might be interested in an arrangement beyond the $ considerations. Also, you could check with Hope Christian Academy/Church over at Ogden/Taylor in...

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    hmmmm. Didn't know CNT was moving. Where to? Your best bet is to check with a local church. There are tons of small building, small congregation settings that might be interested in an arrangement beyond the $ considerations. Also, you could check with Hope Christian Academy/Church over at Ogden/Taylor in the UIC west campus area. Even if they arent interested they could probably point you in the right direction. Private message me and I'll give you the number for my roommate. He is well connected at Hope as well as other faith based communities

  • Nikki Still a 312er!

    Not sure if this will help, I would contact St. Stanislaus Kostka Church on Noble off of Division Street. They have a soup kitchen.

    Stanislaus Kostka Providence Soup Kitchen
    The St. Stan’s Providence Soup Kitchen serves lunch
    Monday through Friday 11:30 PM to 12:30 PM. The soup
    kitchen is looking for volunteers to help prepare and
    serve lunch for the needy especially on Tuesdays and
    Thursdays which are the two days that are low on help. If
    you are interested please call Sr. Florine who is the
    director at 773/558-9258.

32 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

False Alarm Fines

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

  • I am a pet sitter. Sometimes a cat will set off a system that is supposed to be solid up to 25 to 50 pounds, for example. The first one is free. They issue a notice that they were there and found no evidence of break in blah blah blah blah. If you get a certain number of false alarms within a year they then start to issue fines which increase with ongoing occurrences. Hasn't happened with me for quite awhile so the specifics are not clear in my recollection.

  • Thanks, everyone! Now I just need to figure out how to get this fine waived without going to the court hearing.... :)

25 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Cleaning Person 2600 N Fairfield Ave

Anyone have a good moderately priced cleaning person preferably that lives in the area, or a local interested in some additional income? I have a dog and a roommate, and mainly looking for someone to come in do sheets and towels and general tidying up every other week during day on weekdays. If you know anyone that sounds like a good fit please drop me a line.

Thanks

  • ht ...

    Gigi cleaning service. (773) 574-8988. I leave the keys in a lockbox and 3 hrs later, my house is spotless!

  • Kelly B Beaucastel's Mom

    www.sincerelythemaids.com. Agnes and Konrad and their whole staff rock! Very reasonable, easy to work with and schedule. They so a fantastic job! Highly, highly recommend! Have used in Logan Square and Avondale for more than 3 years!

  • Gingerella cleaning is pretty awesome. $30/hr and they use nontoxic, earth friendly cleaning materials. Love them.

2 days ago

Updated 7 hours ago

College Fund

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

  • I second Etsy and Wolfbait, and depending on the aesthetics, the folks at Revolution Tattoo on Western have opened up a Sideshow Gallery, a retail store next door that sells local work on consignment (https://www.facebook.com/sideshowgallerychicago?ref=hl).

  • C. M. D. Avondale Triangle resident

    If she takes some decent pictures and does some research, she doesn't have to stick to the Chicago area. My whole business is built around wholesale and consignment, and I sell to stores all through the US and Canada. Different market, but it's not a bad idea. There's some stores along Milwaukee there in Wicker Park that do funky earrings on consignment, too.

Mar 05

Updated 7 hours ago

Are you a rideshare driver? (Uber, Lyft, Sidecar, etc...) Thoughts on Rahm's proposed ordinance?

I am a writer for Logan Squarist. I'd love the the scoop on what Logan rideshare drivers think about the job during the winter and what you think about the proposed regulation.

Thanks!

  • I am a Lyft user and you are welcome to email with questions. I have stopped using cabs since Lyft

  • I am not a user of cabs or alternatives but I can say that I despise how Rahm Emanuel is getting his bloodsucking tentacles in everyone's pockets in every aspect of our lives under the guise of safety! His tactics are perverse and he cares nothing for this city or its citizens.

  • I have used Lyft, UberX, and Sidecar.

    Lyft is fairly consistent with their prices and typically has people available.

    UberX is by far has been the easiest to get a driver, no matter the time of day or part of the city. But they also have the most expensive surge...

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    I have used Lyft, UberX, and Sidecar.

    Lyft is fairly consistent with their prices and typically has people available.

    UberX is by far has been the easiest to get a driver, no matter the time of day or part of the city. But they also have the most expensive surge pricing.

    Sidecar will typically have the lowest prices (you also get the prices upfront), but they seem to have the fewest drivers on the road, IMHO. Also, their rules aren't as stringent as Lyft or UberX, with regard to age requirement.

9 hours ago

Updated 8 hours ago

Nicor Advanced Energy

Good morning everyone, I got a letter from Nicor about signing up with them and locking 68.9 cents per therm for 12 months but I have to sign up by April 30. Can anyone tell me if I should change to them or stay with People's Gas? Is there anything I should know before I consider switching over?

  • What is Peoples gas charging per therm? And what will Nicor charge after the 12 months? I'm interested because these gas bills are ridiculous!

  • I thought Nicor only services in the suburbs?

18 hours ago

Updated 8 hours ago

Someone with sewing knowledge help me with my new serger?

I'll bake cookies for someone who's willing to come over and help me figure out what I did wrong when learning how to use my serger! It worked fine until I tried to change the stitch, now it won't do anything. Help?
Also, I'm obviously new to EveryBlock, so if there's a better place for this request that I haven't found yet, please let me know. Thanks!

  • LimoD Logan Square 20 years!

    I don't know how to do it but if I did I would. Anyone who barters for cookies must make delicious ones! I love cookies! Hopefully you'll get a worthwhile response! Let me know if you want to barter cookies for something I know how to fix!

  • Couldn't Jo-Anne Fabrics help you out? They are located across from Target near PetSmart. (I'd go over there before I would call; their phone rings and rings.)
    Sorry I don't know anyone.
    Anything on the internet? (I just learned about tuckpointing from YouTube)
    Welcome!! This is truly a GREAT site!!

  • Hi Trisha, what brand of serger do you have? It is a 4 or 5 thread? Might be able to help -- I have a Brother 4 thread that challenged my patience initially but then I followed the threading steps in the manual to the T and everything sorted itself out. I second checking out YouTube or googling your issue with the brand and model number for help online.

34 hours ago

Updated 8 hours ago

Looking for used plastic water bottles...

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

  • I have a bunch laying around and am constantly creating more.

  • What an interesting idea....(concrete pieces would dissolve putting in chemicals, right?)

    I pick up at least 30 at the soccer filed on the west side of Humboldt Park after every week-end. They are all in one location.

    School maybe? Too bad there isn't a 'race' going on; they are piled up then..

    Good luck!

9 hours ago

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26 hours ago

Updated 10 hours ago

Summer Sublet

Does anyone know a good place to look for a sublet for the summer? Have had limited luck with Craigslist. Thanks!

  • NBD

    Yes, but it's downtown (if that matters to you). PM me for details.

  • Tracy Blegen Bartels Super Cute Tracy

    I have a friend renting a room. He is one of the owners of Rootstock on California and Augusta. I'm pretty sure the place is in that neighborhood.

11 hours ago

16 hours ago

26 hours ago

Updated 18 hours ago

Help us find a home for Chicago Food Coop

We are looking for a small or shared space to actively use two days per month for breaking down our delivery, a meeting, storage of three refrigerators, a top opening freezer and one intermezzo type shelving unit for the remaining time. Our budget is about $100 per month for rent.

Any leads would be really appreciated. The building we are currently located in will be unavailable to us anymore very soon. We are great tenants and can get you references...

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We are looking for a small or shared space to actively use two days per month for breaking down our delivery, a meeting, storage of three refrigerators, a top opening freezer and one intermezzo type shelving unit for the remaining time. Our budget is about $100 per month for rent.

Any leads would be really appreciated. The building we are currently located in will be unavailable to us anymore very soon. We are great tenants and can get you references from our previous location.

Center For Neighborhood Technology is our current spot, but they are moving. We've asked Dill Pickle and they are overflowing into another space and their new store won't be ready for ages. We've reached out to Goethe School, but haven't heard back for sure from Principal Kargas. I also contacted Darwin, but haven't gotten a response.

I'd love to hear from contacts at local schools and churches.

We are pretty awesome if I do say so myself as a member. Consider joining.

Thanks so much,
Kate

About us:

Chicago Food Coop is a food buying club made up of individuals who collectively purchase groceries directly from distributors. We have an advantage over the individual consumer because we can purchase goods at wholesale (discounted) prices and pass the savings on to our members. We strive to bring our members variety and value. Our grocery suppliers are selected to provide the items that members want and as a buying club the price we pay for grocery items is often even lower than listed.

  • Jen Parsio California transplant that loves my new hood!

    I'm interested in joining! I was part of a co op in California. May I have the info for joining?

  • Thanks for your interest! That would be super. Check out our website http://www.chicagofoodcoop.org/

    If it looks good to you, email membership@chicagofoodcoop.org We are holding off on doing our next orientation until the next delivery or when we get our new space-whichever comes first. I am the person who gives the info about joining so if you have any questions, feel free to ask.

Apr 15

Updated 19 hours ago

Looking for an Optical store

Hello everybody,
I need feedbacks on a really good spot to get new eye glasses. Am looking for a place where they will actually take time to help you look for a pair that will look great and not any pair because they are nice. I went yesterday to a place and the only help I got was that they pointed out to me the frames for women and men. I feel awful now wasting my time and money. But at least I got a copy of my prescription.

  • will craft Observant observer

    I've bought several pairs of frames at Red Eye on Damen. Andrew and the rest of the staff are always helpful and do a great job!

  • Logan Square Linda designer & illustrator, living in Logan Square ...

    I've been going to Urban Eyecare @ 1515 Milwaukee for several years and have always had a great experience. Dr. Milsap and Angela are super helpful too.

19 hours ago

Construction fence spotted at California & Diversey!

Just saw it driving by the old tile store location. Perhaps the LA Fitness is headed our way after all!
Now just a Trader Joes on Milwaukee & some fooderies on Armitage by Sacramento and all my gentrification dreams will come true...

2 days ago

Updated 23 hours ago

Motorcycle/Scooter parking downtown

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

  • Emilie 5-year West Bucktowner

    Try the CurbNinja app.

  • Joe T. near California Blue Line

    I had my bike stolen at CBOE, so I looked around and found there is an underground bike garage adjacent, just west. I think it was $20/month. The entrance is on S. Financial Place, just south of Van Buren.

    Willett Tower has a lock up, but I'm not sure if...

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    I had my bike stolen at CBOE, so I looked around and found there is an underground bike garage adjacent, just west. I think it was $20/month. The entrance is on S. Financial Place, just south of Van Buren.

    Willett Tower has a lock up, but I'm not sure if they are public. My building at 200 W. Adams has a lock up, but you must work there.

    Another trick is to buy a very heavy chain, they are way too heavy and squirmy to cut (unlike my wimpy cable). The downside is that they are so heavy. So people buy them and leave them chained at the post in front of work. That's why you see so many "abandoned" locks on posts downtown. Of course, this won't help if you are not working in the same place everyday.

    After I got my bike stolen with using a cable, I changed to a U-lock like Kryptonite and never had a problem again. It was just a Schwinn, so if you have a top-end bike, then your mileage may vary.

    Happy Biking!

23 hours ago

24 hours ago

The 10 Best Vegetarian Restaurants In Chicago, 2014 Edition

Irazu is located at 1865 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Handlebar is located at 2311 W. North Ave.

Sticky Rice Chiang Mai is located at 1746 N. Western Ave.

This article has 7 other Chicago locations (Show)

Mana Food Bar is located at 1742 W. Division St.

Green Zebra is located at 1460 W. Chicago Ave.

Mysore Woodlands is located at 2548 W. Devon Ave.

Karyn’s on Green is located at 130 S. Green St.

Estrella Negra is located at 2346 W. Fullerton Ave.

Longman & Eagle is located at 2657 N. Kedzie.

Yah’s Cuisine is located at 2347 E. 75th Street.

Mar 15 2012

Updated 26 hours ago

Logan Theater and TIF Money?

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

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

  • There was nice news story on WBEZ about this and they said there are two main issues with TIFs: underreporting and lack of transparency to those who pay for them.

    Regarding underreporting, those who receive money have no reporting on the results of the spending. Did the beneficiary actually make...

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    There was nice news story on WBEZ about this and they said there are two main issues with TIFs: underreporting and lack of transparency to those who pay for them.

    Regarding underreporting, those who receive money have no reporting on the results of the spending. Did the beneficiary actually make measurable deliverables on their request? Is there a system for payback if they don't deliver on their request?

    Regarding lack of transparency, the show talked about never being able to see the separate extra payment on property tax bills for those who pay into TIF districts. You'll never see how much extra you pay toward a TIF as opposed to if you didn't live in a TIF designated zone.

3 days ago

Updated 27 hours ago

Good Bucktown Bakery?

I find myself in the market for 80 assorted sandwich rolls to sever beef tenderloin and chicken salad on for a wedding shower. Can my neighbors recommend a bakery in or near Bucktown/ Wicker Park that is known for their bread? I know several with great sweets but I've never bought this much bread before! Thanks! :-)

  • One more for Red Hen. It is delicious and not cheap though. They sell those rolls to high end restaurants. Of course, I can't remember which ones. : (

  • I second Anne's bakery on Chicago and Leavitt. You can smell the fresh baked bread in the alley every morning!!

2 days ago

Updated 30 hours ago

A tour inside Masada

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

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

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

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

2 days ago

Updated 30 hours ago

1737-45 N Wolcott

After years of being an empty giant quintuple vacant lot, this morning I noticed that ground has broken on this prime land. Does anybody have any idea what the plans are? Condos or a GIANT home? Thanks!

2 days ago

Updated 30 hours ago

Burglary aware

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

3 days ago

Updated 32 hours ago

Johnny's Grill in Logan Square closing?

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

  • NFT LS landlord and resident

    I misunderstood him, the bathroom is not ADA compliant

  • Hayek Not FDIC Insured | May lose value

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

45 hours ago

Updated 32 hours ago

Straw/Hay

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

2 days ago

Updated 32 hours ago

A peek inside Masada?

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

  • Jon

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

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

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

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

33 hours ago

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35 hours ago

41 hours ago

Meet with Alderman Bob Fioretti

Hey everyone,

Alderman Bob Fioretti is meeting with neighbors across Chicago.

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

41 hours ago

IRL: Sticky Rice Chiang Mai Hosts a Khantoke Dinner for Singles

"This is how we eat in Northern Thailand. It's called Khantoke," said Wiyada Ingier, one of three owners of Sticky Rice Chiang Mai at 1746 N. Western Ave.

41 hours ago

Meet Alderman Bob Fioretti

Hi everyone,

Alderman Bob Fioretti is meeting with neighbors across Chicago.

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

Jan 23

Updated 44 hours ago

Construction "site" at 3060 W Armitage Ave

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

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

  • PR

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

5 days ago

Updated 47 hours ago

Please do not litter signs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Great to hear!

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Catalytic converter stolen last night 4/20

Just a heads up, we had both catalytic converters stolen off of our truck parked on Cortland and Honore last night. I'll be reporting it, even if nothing happens. Just an FYI for the rest of you. May want to check your vehicles!

  • Thanks, Kyle!

  • bummer. I've had a couple cats cut off too over the last 5 years. even though now I usually park in a garage I did get a 'cat clamp'. I had A to Z Auto install it. they are up western just north of Irving. I am still weary of street parking though! =(

2 days ago

Local small biz In need of a recommended contractor for work along Metra rails

We own a small business in Bucktown and we are In need of a recommended contractor for work along Metra rails. Primarily would consist of excavating along side of the building up to where Metra would allow it.
Thank you!

Feb 25

Updated 2 days ago

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

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

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

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

  • Catherine Krasner New neighbor

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

6 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

$20 to rake the yard?

Has anyone had a guy ring the doorbell to offer to rake your yard for $20? I think he's been around before to shovel the sidewalk in the winter. Sounds like a good deal but I'm cautious. Any insight?

  • You could hire him, and then work along side him (or do something else outside while watching him) to make sure the job gets done and he's genuine. If he's trying to rip you off, he will leave almost immediately once he knows you are watching him..

  • eff

    If this is the older gentleman, wears a brown coat, then we've hired him. His name is James. He offered to rake our front and back yards for $10. We have a larger yard than it looks from the front. He worked hard for two hours and never said anything...

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    If this is the older gentleman, wears a brown coat, then we've hired him. His name is James. He offered to rake our front and back yards for $10. We have a larger yard than it looks from the front. He worked hard for two hours and never said anything about the amount of work. In the end we gave him much more than he asked for (fair's fair) but he didn't know that and never stopped working. He also turned down a root beer I offered him when he thought it was actual beer and only accepted when it was clearly just soda.

    As you might suspect he is homeless. He is trying to earn money for his daily food and shelter. I hope he finds more work.

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