14 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Yet another package stolen

Hi all,

Just wanted to give a heads up, had a package stolen from my porch on the 3200 block of W. McLean Ave. FedEx tracking number states "left on porch" at 11:26 am. I got the mail at noon, nothing there.

We generally request packages to have signature on delivery, however this was a gift sent from my in-laws (actually the last package they shipped went missing as well). I work from home, doorbell never rang.

I filed a police report, had FedEx run a "trace", etc.

If you happen to see this fancy ottoman hanging out in a nearby alley give me a shout I guess!

http://www.hayneedle.com/product/garrettdoublestorageottomanwithtraysideottomans.cfm

Thanks!

  • I guess if you didn't know the package was coming, and the FedEx guy didn't ring the bell, well, my idea won't work. But when I know a package is coming, and I am home, I leave a LARGE PAPER note on the door saying something like, "FedEx: WE ARE HOME. PLEASE KNOCK HARD. THANK YOU. :-)" along with the date.

    It has worked for us.

  • After reading a bunch of these stories of stolen shipments, I decided to have my holiday purchases shipped to my husband's workplace. Which was promptly broken into and my packages opened and rifled through. What are the chances???

3 hours ago

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4 hours ago

Holiday Vinyl @ Logan Arcade

Tonight at Logan Arcade, 2410 W. Fullerton Ave., Jam Productions' Andy Cirzan and John Soss spin holiday music on vinyl from 9pm to midnight. No cover, 21+

Oct 28

Updated 6 hours ago

Elise Doody Jones for 32nd Ward

According to @Aldertrack, Elise Doody Jones is running against Scott Waguespack

https://twitter.com/Aldertrack

  • Joe Lake Facebook, Twitter, Klout, EveryBlock, Yahoo Groups

    Feb. 22, 2011, 32nd Ward Aldermanic Election Results
    http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/32ndWardSocietyPt2/info

  • Why is someone who lives in one ward allowed to run in another ward? I think I should ask another congressman like Quigly to run against Gutierrez, maybe he could tie him up on some absurd run in a different congressional district. he doesn't live there, has no intentions of...

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    Why is someone who lives in one ward allowed to run in another ward? I think I should ask another congressman like Quigly to run against Gutierrez, maybe he could tie him up on some absurd run in a different congressional district. he doesn't live there, has no intentions of living there, but run anyway. And why would any voter vote for someone who never cared about another ward or district. Doody should run for 1st Ward where she lives if she is so interested in changing a ward. Sounds like a Rahm Emanuel new machine strategy to run someone who doesn't live in a ward just to waste time. She should be embarrassed. Maybe that promised job after the election is true. happens all the time in Crook county politics but it needs to stop.

41 hours ago

Updated 8 hours ago

Rain Barrel Setup

Hi Neighbors,

Does anyone have a rain barrel? If so, I would love to see your setup or just ask some questions. Please post here or PM me.

Thanks!

  • I have two 55 gallon barrels that are adequate most of the time. They sit on two rows of cinder blocks so my watering cans can easily fit under the 'faucets'. Due to the massive weight I also have a rigid Styrofoam board under the cinder blocks. I also placed some large patio blocks around the setup so my feet don't get muddy when there's been an overflow event.
    PS I would pm you, but I don't know how!!!

  • I wish I could remember the specific volume of water mentioned, but the point that stuck with me from a speaker a few years ago was that the amount of water captured from a typical Chicago Bungalow roof in an average rain already exceeded the capacity of a single rain...

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    I wish I could remember the specific volume of water mentioned, but the point that stuck with me from a speaker a few years ago was that the amount of water captured from a typical Chicago Bungalow roof in an average rain already exceeded the capacity of a single rain barrel. I think the rest of the discussion was about rain gardens, use of multiple cascaded barrels, and placement of rain barrels so that run-off didn't damage foundations or cover public walks.

    Not explicitly answering your question, but here are some photos of a project that won this year's Green Award from the Chicago Historic Bungalow Association for handling runoff and flooding. It looks like two barrels are cascaded, and another one definitely makes use of a diverter that redirects runoff back into the sewer.
    http://www.chicagobungalow.org/design-inspiration/driehaus-awards/driehaus-gallery-holloway

    If you're on Facebook, you can ask the homeowner questions about his setup:
    http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10152893914854525&id=73893134524

41 hours ago

Updated 9 hours ago

Bloomingdale Pathway

I was thinking about that pathway yesterday. What's the update on it?

17 hours ago

Updated 9 hours ago

Furniture donation and pick up

I have some friends looking to donate furniture and need it picked up by the end of this weekend. They have asked a bunch of places, including Salvation Army. No one has been able to pick up this week. Any suggestions of maybe some more obscure organizations that would do this and need furniture?

38 hours ago

Updated 14 hours ago

Did you see WBEZ's story on gentrification in Logan Square?

My colleague Chip Mitchell did an interesting story on how gentrification is affecting Logan Square. What'd you think of it? Did he miss anything?
http://www.wbez.org/news/real-estate-developer-hot-area-sees-bright-future-%E2%80%94-and-displacement-111231

  • Yosef A Logan Square neighbor since 1990

    Milwaukee av has long been a desolate stretch of urban landscape and improvement is welcome, although the density may be a bit higher than desirable. And 25 affordable units gain is more than what is there now, but will it offset rent increases nearby?

    Funny, but when I could not...

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    Milwaukee av has long been a desolate stretch of urban landscape and improvement is welcome, although the density may be a bit higher than desirable. And 25 affordable units gain is more than what is there now, but will it offset rent increases nearby?

    Funny, but when I could not recognize the street corner in the photo I looked closer, and the phone number on the tackle shop tracks to the town of Kirckaldy, Fife, in the UK! Can't WBEZ get a picture of a similarly rundown looking street corner in Logan Square? Well, maybe not any more. Everything is getting rehabbed. so we import our pre-gentrification pictures from England! Cheers, old chap.

  • Carter, I think that you are correct in theory in regards to zoning. In practice, however, the areas that are affected by density bonuses in general and TOD projects specifically is an extremely small part of the City. A TOD site, for example, has to be 600 feet - and...

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    Carter, I think that you are correct in theory in regards to zoning. In practice, however, the areas that are affected by density bonuses in general and TOD projects specifically is an extremely small part of the City. A TOD site, for example, has to be 600 feet - and in some cases 1,200 feet - from a transit station. That's a one or two block radius, most of which is commercial corridors. Any redevelopment that would occur in the residential core of Logan Square's neighborhood streets would be as-right development and extremely unlikely to secure density bonuses.

    As for encouraging the removal of existing residents? I'd say that's erroneous in an environment that allows development to occur as the zoning currently allows, since it would encourage an increase to the supply of housing in a high-demand market. If development is limited to one or two sites high-density because of neighborhood attitudes towards construction, then, yeah, prices will continue to rise...because the supply of housing has been artificially lowered.

2 days ago

Updated 17 hours ago

Bring the Chicago Foodseum to Logan Square

Hi friends - I wanted to share an exciting potential opportunity for the Logan Square neighborhood - to be the home of the "Foodseum" - Chicago's first Food Museum!

I learned about this project in the works a couple of weeks ago through an article on Eater.com http://www.eater.com/2014/11/24/7276629/chicagos-first-food-museum-foodseum-campaign Their website has more details: http://www.foodseum.org/#home

They are in the middle of a Kickstarter campaign to open their first interactive exhibit as early as Spring 2015: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/foodseum/chicagos-food-museum

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Hi friends - I wanted to share an exciting potential opportunity for the Logan Square neighborhood - to be the home of the "Foodseum" - Chicago's first Food Museum!

I learned about this project in the works a couple of weeks ago through an article on Eater.com http://www.eater.com/2014/11/24/7276629/chicagos-first-food-museum-foodseum-campaign Their website has more details: http://www.foodseum.org/#home

They are in the middle of a Kickstarter campaign to open their first interactive exhibit as early as Spring 2015: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/foodseum/chicagos-food-museum

The location has not been decided, but I immediately thought Logan Square would be the perfect location, with all the new restaurant activity, fantastic farmer's market, and plans for a future rare-fruit orchard.

After pledging my support, I emailed my thoughts to their executive director, Kyle Joseph, who personally wrote me back to thank me. He said that they are "big fans" of LS and they have been keeping an eye out there, and agreed that LS would be a great fit. He encouraged me to pass along the word in the neighborhood and said he would be happy to speak to fellow residents and supporters.

If you like this idea, please pass it along, donate to the campaign, and email the museum founders and organizers that you would love for Foodseum to come to Logan Square!

  • LD

    Agreed, I have nothing against the idea of the museum (I'd def visit out of curiosity), I just wouldn't invest in it as I am doubtful of its sustenance. Ditto for the juice bar (if the profit margins actually float the juice bar for a while, it will close as soon as the craze dies down, vitamixes get cheaper, or another, less expensive juice bar opens), although I think there's a big difference b/t restaurant/retail and hospitality/entertainment and not sure the 2 are comparable.

  • Carter O'Brien lager beer rioter

    There's of course nothing wrong with people having opinions. There is however a special place in hell for those who comment negatively on web stories/projects, etc they didn't even bother to visit before forming said opinions.

2 days ago

Updated 18 hours ago

Bone Marrow Match Drive Tuesday 12/16 for Cop with Leukemia

Bone Marrow Drive TUESDAY 12/16 at 14th District Chicago Police Station, 2150 N California @ Shakespeare. 12 Noon - 6 PM
Police Officer BLANCA MAGALLON, 43 yr old mother of 4 daughters, needs match for bone marrow transplant in her battle with leukemia. Quick cheek swab, no needles. Flyer (attached jpg) from Ward 1 enewsletter

36 hours ago

Updated 19 hours ago

Let's Get our Video Cameras Connected to CPD District/Cental Command

Being the IT Dept and administrator to the cameras that protect our Condo association since 2009, I have seen firsthand the power this tool has to solve crime. We've been subpoenaed twice and have produced useful video evidence for another dozen or so incidents over the last 5 years that all have helped make this community stronger. High ranking CPD Chief McNaughton has already successfully launched a pilot program in his previous position in Lawndale and we're very close to the reality where hiding from the law is no longer an option.

  • yourhandsmyface Palmer square. Drummer.

    Eric 4 prez!!

  • Smart Bike. I agree 1000 percent.On a side note I have been researching a ton on home security companies as well as ways to outfit our condo association with cameras. Can you recommend a good company that installs outside systems as well as maybe some DIY solutions. I know places like costco sell security systems as well as comcast/adt for home and you get what you pay for. Considering a man who stopped a tagger was shot at I want video around my home sooner than later.

  • Smart Bike Parts Local Bike Shop

    Greetings Strike 3 - Back in 2009 we hired ADT to install 8 cameras around our property. Bike shop payed half and condo assoc payed half. Total cost of installation and equipment (cameras + DVR + Closed Circuit TV) was around $2K. Then we subscribed to 2DVR.com for $10/month and all residents have access to all the cameras 24/7 via their phones or computers.

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30 hours ago

Two young pit bulls loose on the block

My husband and I just got off the Fullerton bus at Lawndale and two young pit bulls ran up to us and followed us to our door and tried to come home with us. They were friendly, and looked like they were being taken care of, but no collars or tags. I reported their location to 311 in case anyone is looking for them.

35 hours ago

36 hours ago

The 2014 Chicagoist Holiday Gift Guide

Logan Hardware is located at 2532 W. Fullerton Ave.

This article has 10 other Chicago locations (Show)

The Lomography Embassy Store is located at 1422 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Quimby's is located at 1854 W. North Ave.

Epic Spices is located at 1725 W. Chicago Ave.

Visit The Tie Bar online or their pop-up shop at 918 W. Armitage Ave. through Jan. 4, 2015.

Purchase Dark Matter Coffee gift sets online or at Star Lounge (2521 W. Chicago Ave.), The Mothership (738 N. Western Ave.) and Osmium Coffee Bar (1117 W. Belmont Ave.).

Purchase Dark Matter Coffee gift sets online or at Star Lounge (2521 W. Chicago Ave.), The Mothership (738 N. Western Ave.) and Osmium Coffee Bar (1117 W. Belmont Ave.).

Purchase Dark Matter Coffee gift sets online or at Star Lounge (2521 W. Chicago Ave.), The Mothership (738 N. Western Ave.) and Osmium Coffee Bar (1117 W. Belmont Ave.).

Buy the "Jay Cutler Makes Me Drink" t-shirt at Strange Cargo (3448 N. Clark St.) or online.

Play is located at 3109 W. Logan Blvd.

Pilsen Outpost is located at 1958 W. 21st St.

4 days ago

Updated 38 hours ago

acupuncture and chiropractor?

Is there a Logan square facility that offers both services at the same location that anyone would recommend.? I have both arthritic and alignment issues going on but limited time (and $) to deal with both.

  • Sage Community Health Collective is an amazing place. They do fantastic acupuncture and they also have massage and other things, though I am not sure about chiro. Anyway, they have a wonderful mission that these services should be available to everyone, so they work on a sliding scale. If you do community acupuncture (which is a quiet room with several people getting it at once - it's not as weird as it sounds at ALL) - it's even less. I went there for several months and loved it. http://sagecommunityhealth.org/

3 days ago

Updated 38 hours ago

Dog Stories/ Humboldt Park++

This week-end there was a huge hawk 'posing' on the ground while someone not quite close took phone pictures. It appeared to be @ 2' tall and eventually flew up in a near by tree and posed some more. (I haven't seen any pigeons in that area lately either.)

As 'The Miss' and I went on our walk, we saw two pretty ladies walking arm-in-arm. I think they are sisters. One has a smile that could melt the snow; the...

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This week-end there was a huge hawk 'posing' on the ground while someone not quite close took phone pictures. It appeared to be @ 2' tall and eventually flew up in a near by tree and posed some more. (I haven't seen any pigeons in that area lately either.)

As 'The Miss' and I went on our walk, we saw two pretty ladies walking arm-in-arm. I think they are sisters. One has a smile that could melt the snow; the other is a special needs adult who I do not believe can speak. I always say 'Hello' and the special needs lady released her companion's hand to give me a hug...a nice big hug.

Then she started to cry. Large tears. I said "Please don't be sad" and her companion said "Oh, she cries when she is happy." I said 'Well, then just keep hugging and I'm glad you are happy'.

If you see them in the park, please do say 'Hello' (Hugs are optional...)

  • I bet you saw a Coopers Hawk. One flew into our backyard a few years back so I did a little research to identify the species. It might have been 2 ft. but in a little Chicago backyard, it looked like a giant Condor.

  • I saw a hawk that fits the description in my yard a few days ago.

  • i have seen that hawk a few times… it really looks like massive compared to the other birds around there...and I am pretty sure I have seen what is left of the rabbits/pigeons it destroys… looks like a small explosion of feathers & fur in the middle of the field, with nothing else around…

    the hawk i saw had quite a bit of white on it, so the coopers hawk looks to be it

38 hours ago

Possible attack?

Last night/early Tuesday morning, around 3:30-4:00, my roommate and I both woke up to screams. They were definitely made by a women, but it was difficult to make out any words; it definitely didn't sound like they were joking around. We looked out our windows but saw nothing and they stopped shortly after. We live very close to the new Whirly Ball on Webster Ave. Did anyone else hear these or know what happened?

39 hours ago

Chicago Condo Resource- Find Answers to your Condo Questions

Chicago Condo Resource is having an offer on their Membership.

I find this website very useful for Condo Owners and specially Board Members when sometimes Management Companies do not have the time to consult on questions they might have.

They have:
Video Education & Supplementary Materials -
-Board Responsibilities
-Budgeting
-Collecting Assessments from Condominium Units Made Easy

Self-Management Templates and Guides
-Election Ballot
-Proxy Template
-Rules & Regulations Violation Notice
-Conducting an Association Meeting

"Ask the Expert" Q&As - Access the full content of our knowledge base.
Consultation Requests - Get individualized help from the Experts

Happy Holidays!

http://www.chicagocondoresource.com/

2 days ago

Updated 41 hours ago

Yet another missing cat

My neighbor's cat went missing. The cat's name is Pilar. She is a small, brownish-black, sweet little kitty and she escaped this morning from the cat sitter's in the vicinity of Logan Blvd and Western. Pilar normally resides in Palmer Square near Belden and Milwaukee. I don't have a picture to post.

If anyone spots her, please let me know. Thanks!

Dec 06

Updated 41 hours ago

Coming soon to Diversey and Richmond

This new bar and restaurant maybe a great addition to Logan Square. I have heard several different explanations as to just what it might be, stay tuned.

  • "A large ham selection will hang from behind the bar, and every guest, whether ordering a glass of wine at the bar or sitting down for a meal, will get a complimentary wooden board with a handful of fresh slices of meat like prosciutto or Spanish-style jamon with some pickles."
    How cool...

  • sounds interesting, I wish them success.

43 hours ago

Updated 43 hours ago

Electricity just went out :(

Is anyone else having problems?

44 hours ago

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3 days ago

Updated 46 hours ago

Cat sitter needed

We are in need of a cat sitter for 12/25-12/27 at Damen & Armitage. I saw the previous post but she is booked already so if anyone has a recommendation, please let me know.

  • We have used Home Alone Pet Service for 7 years and Erin is the best. Dependable,great care and she checks the house and brings in our mail

  • I used to use Sharon and she is amazing. I used her for 7 years! Until my cats passed away. I trust her and she was amazing with my very mean kitty - Sharon - I think deep down Addy loved you. :)

6 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

New Project In Old Zacetecas Restaurant?

Anyone know what's going in the old Zacetecas restaurant space on Diversey in Logan? Yes, yes, I know. Probably a bar or restaurant. Just curious what people or groups are involved.

2 days ago

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

New Juice Bar in Bucktown! 24 Karrots

Please go visit the 24 Karrots Juice Bar on Armitage just west of Damen. The place is clean and bright, the people are friendly and welcoming and the menu and juices are delicious. Let's support a family owned business and keep the area from looking so empty. I have lived in the area for many years and we need more places like this around. Moms and dads they make homemade ORGANIC baby food too!! I am so glad they are a couple blocks from my house :-)

  • Joselito I write things and people pay me for it.

    I'll have to check it out. I miss the ridiculously awesome juice bar that was on Armitage nearby a few years ago that was doing well but I guess expanded faster than they could sustain (can't remember its name at the moment).

    It's weird that that stretch of Armitage is somewhat anemic to businesses.

  • "Doc's Juice and Smoothie's" wasn't it?

  • Joselito I write things and people pay me for it.

    That was the one. Started in the current Bento Box space then moved to the cursed southeast corner of Armitage / Leavitt. That place was *really* good – I'm still sad they closed. Hopefully this new place will be a worthy replacement.

2 days ago

Chicago craft beer events: Dec. 15–18

The Map Room, 1949 N. Hoyne, Chicago (773) 807-2361

Logan Arcade, 2410 W. Fullerton Ave., Chicago (872) 206-2859

This article has 21 other Chicago locations (Show)

Burger Bar Chicago, 1578 N. Clybourn Ave. Chicago (312) 255-0055

Franklin Tap, 325 S. Franklin, Chicago (312) 922-8025

Table, Donkey, and Stick, 2728 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago 773.486.8525

Fountainhead, 1970 W. Montrose Ave, Chicago (773) 697-8204

Longman & Eagle, 2657 N. Kedzie Ave. Chicago 773-276-7110

Beermiscuous, 2812 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago 855-450-2337

Emporium Logan Square, 2363 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago (773) 697-7922

Laschet's Inn, 2119 W. Irving Park Rd., Chicago 773-478-7915

Dark Horse Tap & Grille-Wrigleyville, 3443 N. Sheffield Ave., Chicago

Revolution Brewpub, 2323 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago 773-227-BREW

Our Dec. 17 releases are A Little Crazy, our Belgian-style pale ale, and Samadhi, a double IPA that balances sweet malt and hop bitterness. Both on draft at our brewpub and tap room (3340 N. Kedzie Ave., Chicago (773) 588-CANS).

Poag Mahone’s, 333 S Wells, Chicago (312) 566-9100

Goose Island Brewpub, 1800 N. Clybourn Ave., Chicago (312) 915-0071

Riverview Tavern, 1958 W. Roscoe, Chicago (773) 248-9523

Dove’s Luncheonette, 1545 N. Damen, Chicago, 773.645.4060

Tuman's Tap & Grill, 2159 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago 773-782-1400

Whole Foods Market, 1550 N Kingsbury St, Chicago

Links Taproom, 1559 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago (773) 360-7692

Division Ale House, 1942 W. Division St., Chicago 773-384-6886

Jerry's - Andersonville, 5419 N. Clark St., Chicago (773) 796-3777

The Pony, 1638 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago (773) 828-5055

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Logan Square To-Do List: Winter Wear Drive, Neighbor Meetup, Nutcracker Drop & Shop

WHEN/WHERE: Wednesday, Dec. 17, 7-9 pm; Quenchers Saloon (2401 N. Western Ave.)

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WHEN/WHERE: Wednesday, Dec. 17, 6-8 pm; The Hideout Bar (1354 W. Wabansia Ave.)

WHEN/WHERE: Sunday, Dec. 21, 10 am-3 pm; Old Pierre’s Bakery Building (2755 N. Milwaukee Ave.)

Dec 09

Updated 3 days ago

MEGAMALL NEWS ? ANY ?

lots going on with developments by california and also by logan stop, any news on the mega-mall development. any meeting / plans / dates?

  • I went to the business meeting about the Mega Mall redevelopment, and nothing is written in stone, but the proposal was for: a 40,000 sq ft supermarket at the Sacramento end of Milwaukee with two stories of parking above and a two store gym over that. The rest of the...

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    I went to the business meeting about the Mega Mall redevelopment, and nothing is written in stone, but the proposal was for: a 40,000 sq ft supermarket at the Sacramento end of Milwaukee with two stories of parking above and a two store gym over that. The rest of the block with be residential (approx 200 rental units) with retail on the first floor. It will appear to be 5-6 separate building from the outside with some set backs. There will be a new traffic light in the middle of the block for cars to turn into the parking lot. Truck traffic in the back. 20 ft sidewalks in front. 10% affordable housing and they said no TIF funds would be use (I would love to see that). The buildings will vary for approx. 7 to 9 stories. Those were the features I found most interesting but there was more.
    That was the proposal. Call Alderman Waguespack or wait for the public meetings that are coming.

  • That public meeting should be interesting! Logan Square seems set on no buildings over 4 or 5 stories....with 6 really pushing it.

3 days ago

Fair Trade Olive Oil & Mediterranean Tapas Tasting

Join us from 4-7 on Tuesday 12/16 at 2031 N. Damen at Chicago Fair Trad's Holiday Pop-Up Shop. Sample olive oils, tapenade, sundried tomato and caper spread, maftoul salad, and complimentary red wine.

Dec 04

Updated 3 days ago

Kids' chess teacher? Kids' chess club?

Hi all!

I would like to form a chess group for young kids, to start after the new year. I'm in the early stages of this project, and I need a chess teacher, and other kids!

Do you know (or are you) a chess teacher who can work with three or four kids (my kid is almost 7), to teach the game and the strategic thinking behind it? Drop me a line!

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Hi all!

I would like to form a chess group for young kids, to start after the new year. I'm in the early stages of this project, and I need a chess teacher, and other kids!

Do you know (or are you) a chess teacher who can work with three or four kids (my kid is almost 7), to teach the game and the strategic thinking behind it? Drop me a line!

Do you have a kid who might like to learn chess? You drop me a line, too!

I'm thinking one afternoon per week. I'm happy to host in my Logan Square apartment (it will make me vacuum, and for that I'd be grateful).

--Corrin
(also posted on the Logan Square yahoo group--apopogies to cross-readers)

  • Seth Logan Square resident for 13+ years

    My 8- and 10-year-olds would like to be involved in some chess get-togethers, too.

  • Okay, Seth--I'll keep you posted!

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Cars shooting at each other

Just witnessed 2 cars chasing each other around Armitage/Central Park area, happened around 1:15 today. They flew by me, heard about 6-8 gun shots. Anyone know more?

  • That's horrible. Bad any time, but really scary this kind of stuff is happening in the middle of the day..

  • You called it into 911, right?

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Brown/White Pit Bull Hit By Car on Humboldt/Cortland Today

Just wondering if it was a stray or someone's pet? The dog unfortunately passed, but if the owner is reading this, wanted you to know that there were some very kind police officers and firemen that stayed with him/her and comforted her as she passed.

  • Jen

    Heartbreaking. I live right over there and I'm glad I didn't see it. Thanks for helping

  • Unfortunately, no, the driver didn't stop. A few good neighbors came out to try and help, but there wasn't much that could be done b/c the dog was reacting in fear and didn't want to be touched. They had to wait for Animal Care and Control to get there and...

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    Unfortunately, no, the driver didn't stop. A few good neighbors came out to try and help, but there wasn't much that could be done b/c the dog was reacting in fear and didn't want to be touched. They had to wait for Animal Care and Control to get there and by then, it was too late. Seriously though, some fantastic police officers and a fire chief stayed with the dog the entire time trying to comfort it and keep it calm. As a dog owner, I'd want to know someone was there with my dog and tried to show compassion in this situation - hence the post to EB.

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Enormous building being built on Elston

Does anyone know what the enormous building just northwest of damen/fullerton on Elston is going to be?

  • Whirly Ball is on Webster at Lister.

  • The new Whirly Ball complex just opened on Webster between Elston and Damen, just east of the highway. The old one is to be torn down when they divert Elston to break up the tricorner of doom (Fullerton-Damen-Elston)

Sep 18

Updated 3 days ago

Plumber recommendations?

Can anyone recommend a good affordable plumber? Thanks

  • mwilson near north plumber

    Yes.
    I came handle al your plumbing issues.
    Sincerely,
    Mark Wison
    1-773-567-3310

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    Mr Wilson - please stop resurrection old threads

4 days ago

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Police presence on Palmer-kimball

Southbound traffic stopped more police arrived. Not sure what's happening . Their on foot with flashlights

  • Lugo 30+years Logan-Hermosa

    I meant northbound traffic also an ambulance just arrived..bus is at a standstill

  • I guess a car was following the bus and then pulled in front and someone got out and smashed the bus's window. Supposedly gang-related over some dispute between the window-breaker and some passengers of the bus

  • Lugo 30+years Logan-Hermosa

    Oh wow thanks I was on my way home from that area and could figure out what was happening

4 days ago

Dec 09

Updated 4 days ago

Is Silver Cloud Closed for Good?

There has been a sign on the door (and paper over the windows) saying closed for renovations for 4 months now. No one has been coming or going out of there. I think that the restaurant might be closed for good. Why the pretense of it opening soon, as indicated on the sign on the door? Does anyone know what is going on?

  • Helen R Portage Park resident since 1983

    It has expired, but was still worth what I paid for it. I'll check for the credit. I know they're good about doing that, I just didn't know they were closed.

  • How sad. We started going when they first opened almost, could it possibly be,18 years now. Boy, I'm getting old. Loved the bloody Mary w/the roasted jalapeno stuffed w/the blue cheese (wonder why they stopped that, went great with the grilled shrimp).

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