3 min ago

Anyone tried out Logan Square Fitness yet?

Just wondered what the overall vibe is, if it gets packed at certain hours, etc. Has anyone joined - what do you think?

2 hours ago

Updated 11 min ago

Canoe Rental?

Does anyone have a canoe they are willing to rent out for the weekend? I've looked into Chicago River Canoe and Kayak (rockwell st) but they don't open until 9am, and don't allow overnight rentals. Chicagoland Canoe Base looks closed for business. We're not interested in kayak rentals. I appreciate any ideas!

  • I don't think the Halsted REI rents canoes, only stores in the burbs. I will look into Urban Kayak as a backup option, but was hoping to stick to canoe rental.

    Thanks for the ideas!

  • DL Police officer

    Totally random but yes I do have a canoe in my garage. 773 501 6930 text me

3 hours ago

Updated 35 min ago

Does anyone recognize this dog?

Found at the corner of Armitage and Kimball in the parking lot of Armitage produce. Neighbors are taking her to animal control, so if this dog is familiar please let it's people know where to look. We will post signs as well.

  • Kelly B Beaucastel's Mom

    Have they checked for a microchip? Almost any vet can read them. I know Animal Ark on Kedzie at Belmont does.

  • Animal Control first and foremost. That is the first place that anyone raised in a City checks.

8 hours ago

Updated 39 min ago

Home Organizer recommendation

Hi Everyone...I have recently (ok, not really, but for the sake of argument) downsized from a multi-level townhome to to a unit in a 2-unit building. I have a lot of stuff that I would like some help in clearing out and was looking for an organizer to help me decide what to junk/sell/keep/donate as well as help me stay organized going forward. Any thoughts?

  • VPGirl Logan Square

    Thanks all!

  • Kelly B Beaucastel's Mom

    Try taskrabbit.com. You can describe what you need done and name your price. Someone who is able to do it will "accept" the task. They do background checks on everyone who works for them too.

3 days ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Craig Woods?

If anyone knows someone named Craig Woods, please PM me. I live near Logan and California and for a week now have had two packages sitting at the entrance to my apartment building addressed to Craig Woods. There are only five units in this building and no one by that name has lived here in the six years I have been at this address. (Let's also take a moment to reflect on the fact that there have been two packages sitting outside our door for over a week and they haven't been stolen...WHAT?!?!)

Sep 05

Updated 3 hours ago

In need of a sitter for your infant or toddler?

Hi All,
If anyone is in need of a sitter for their infant or toddler M-F I'm available. I'm and early childhood educator, and I've worked as a teacher within CPS. I'm currently at home with my toddler and am available to take on caring for another little one. Please message me for more information. Thanks!

  • Gina Pellouchoud Gina@kimball

    Hi Ivette,

    I need care for my 15 month old daughter part time 3:30-6:30 Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday. If you are interested please email me ginahelenap@gmail.com. Thanks!

  • Hi there, I have a 2 mth old and 3 yr old that I need a sitter for. Can you email me if you're interested.
    Zamora627@gmail.com

    Thanks

5 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Free Spay/Neuter and vaccinations for cats in 60647 & 60651

Tree House Humane Society is offering FREE vet service packages for cats in zip codes 60647, 60651, 60623, & 60624.

The offer stands for house cats as well as strays and ferals. Please see the attached flyer for more info. :)

  • Phantom Mouse Resident of actual west Bucktown since 2007

    Feel free to share and cross post,

  • putting it in my neighbor's door and hope she takes the "hint" re: her little unfixed cat that wanders around, buts my indoor cats, and just had kittens!

25 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Is this your dog?

We found this dog this evening on whipple just north of Logan Blvd. she has a collar but no tags and is very friendly. I will also post this on lostdogsillinois.com

  • Grid Logan square resident

    My neighbor took her to vet and fortunately she had been microchipped. She was reunited with her owner who lives a couple of blocks away and had been frantically looking for her.

  • that's great! keeping up to date chip info is important.

5 hours ago

Charges and arrest records in Cook County?

Is there a way to view charges against a certain person, or view their arrest records with Cook County? Do you have to pay for this service? Also, do they record who requested the records? Thank you for any info. I will call Cook Cty tomorrow and ask too.

5 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Free Spay/Neuter and vaccinations for cats in 60647 & 60651

Tree House Humane Society is offering FREE vet service packages for cats in zip codes 60647, 60651, 60623, & 60624.

The offer stands for house cats as well as strays. Please see the attached flyer for more info. :)

  • Phantom Mouse Resident of actual west Bucktown since 2007

    Feel free to share and cross post, I forgot to mention that feral cats are also included in this offer.

29 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Hard to believe

Such mixed feelings on how the neighborhoods changed.
At Sawyer and Wrightwood. Apparently this 20-year-old white girl has called the cops because someone hit her bumper. Two scratches maybe.

  • Many of the people moving to LS were priced-out of places like Wicker Park, Lake View, River North, West Loop, etc. Where are they to live? Perhaps we should place our faith in an committee to control rents, or set certain areas in economic stone so that only people of...

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    Many of the people moving to LS were priced-out of places like Wicker Park, Lake View, River North, West Loop, etc. Where are they to live? Perhaps we should place our faith in an committee to control rents, or set certain areas in economic stone so that only people of a certain income range could live there? That hardly seems wise.

    River North/West Loop used to be a haven of strip-clubs, adult book stores and seedy bars. Now it has Google and people paying $1,900+/mo for a studio. More money in the neighborhood means more tax dollars for schools, well maintained properties that deter crime, and a stronger push to improve public space. These are not classist ideals.

    LS and Humboldt Park have at various times been rich, poor and middle class. They have both been primarily immigrant neighborhoods and multi-generational during the past 100+ years. Neighborhoods change - sometime for better, sometimes for worse. But, either way, change is inevitable. The key is to make sure that the change is managed.

    And, yes, people moving into the neighborhood should be more respectful of their new neighbors. I've lived in LS for eight years and have witnessed both sides.

  • The Crusty Pirate Old crotchety pirate captain (retired)

    Go Gentrification ! Yeay ! More civilized folks. (civilized of all stripes)

33 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Need help moving furniture

My boyfriend and I are buying a rather large mid-century bookcase and need help moving it from one first floor apt into our first floor apt!

Can anyone recommend some movers for a small job like this? Would be best if they could provide truck in cost. Thanks!

  • I've been meaning to try get dolly - is it pretty affordable? How much did your job cost SLA?

  • SLA

    we were willing to post the job for $40 for help and vehicle. uhaul would've cost like $30 (with the furniture dolly), and it is worth the extra $10 for us to have the extra muscle! plus we negotiated the price of the bookcase based on having to pay for...

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    we were willing to post the job for $40 for help and vehicle. uhaul would've cost like $30 (with the furniture dolly), and it is worth the extra $10 for us to have the extra muscle! plus we negotiated the price of the bookcase based on having to pay for transport/help, so no regrets on the price we named.

    very much looking forward to getting the bookcase tonight. honestly, he responded SO fast (~5 seconds of me posting the ad) that i started googling reviews to make sure the site wasn't a scam!!! so far, very impressed, will DEFINITELY use again as we will have to move more furniture soon...

7 hours ago

Who needs a nanny in bucktown?

I have an amazing nanny whom we've had for 3 years. We got so fortunate to win the lottery and have her accepted at Drummond Montessori pre-k this year. I want to be able to keep this lovely woman who has become our family, employed full time. We would really like to pair up with a family who needs someone Monday-Friday from approx 9-3. My daughter will need picked up at school everyday at 3:30p.m. If you live in bucktown and have been looking for childcare that isn't your traditional 9-5, please contact me. I want to be able to give this wonderful gift of a woman to another family.
Thank you!

8 hours ago

PRO in old Pinch Spice Market space

Hi - I saw a sign for PRO coming soon in the window of the old Pinch Spice Market space on Milwaukee at Western (1913 N. Milwaukee). Does anyone know who/what they are? I couldn't find anything online. I'm just curious.

3 days ago

Updated 8 hours ago

"The laws don't apply to us" the police officer said.

Story of the day: I was biking in the rain down Division passing Wood, in the Wicker Park neighborhood headed home. The roads are wet so it's very dangerous out for bikers... I had seen a police car texting while driving. The police officers were probably from 13th District or 14th District. I called them out on texting and driving, informing them of the dangers it can potentially cause for bikers and other motorist. They pull up next to me...

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Story of the day: I was biking in the rain down Division passing Wood, in the Wicker Park neighborhood headed home. The roads are wet so it's very dangerous out for bikers... I had seen a police car texting while driving. The police officers were probably from 13th District or 14th District. I called them out on texting and driving, informing them of the dangers it can potentially cause for bikers and other motorist. They pull up next to me lower the window and the female officer in the passenger seat told me to "Mind my f*cking business" I replied "He's texting and driving" The male officer driving swerving on the street and talking to me while driving suggested that "I was hating" I replied with, "I'm not hating, it's dangerous out here" He replied "THE LAWS DON'T APPLY TO US" at that moment I looked into the car and responded "We're all humans regardless of uniform" The female officer kept yelling but I'm not going to waste my time and give the cops a reason to lock up another Latino in Chicago.... "The laws don't apply to us" the police officer's words are now forever tainted into my brain.

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

    Nope. Never. And explain to me again why someone completely removed from the subject of this actual EveryBlock post has anything to do with it? By your logic, the cop that pushed the speed limit a bit to get to work on time this morning has thereby disallowed any other...

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    Nope. Never. And explain to me again why someone completely removed from the subject of this actual EveryBlock post has anything to do with it? By your logic, the cop that pushed the speed limit a bit to get to work on time this morning has thereby disallowed any other cop from ever issuing a traffic citation. That doesn't really make sense, now does it?

    However since I've already given three examples of why generalizing a group against a singular action is fallacious in the extreme and you've done nothing but ignore those examples and drift from the original topic, I can only conclude one thing: you are trolling. On mute you go.

  • Nope, not trolling. I have been thanked over many times for pushing this issue on you by others who are following the thread. All I provide is sunlight on hypocrisy and sunlight is the greatest antiseptic.

    So, in light that you likely muted me, I have one question: care to...

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    Nope, not trolling. I have been thanked over many times for pushing this issue on you by others who are following the thread. All I provide is sunlight on hypocrisy and sunlight is the greatest antiseptic.

    So, in light that you likely muted me, I have one question: care to hand over your helmet cam tapes from this morning, Joselito?

    To the others who get what I am saying, calling out police officers for having an entitled attitude cuts both ways. They have tough jobs and are afforded privileges by law to communicate differently and expedite their path to calls when they are in their cars. This is not new news. But they are afforded that due to the need for their quicker response to calls.

    We, as citizens, have to support that. Otherwise, we are not allowed to complain if they ignore your call. Also, do your best to live within the law - no matter how ticky tacky it may seem to have to go to the corner to cross the street, do it.

5 days ago

Updated 9 hours ago

Mechanic in Logan Square/Avondale

Hello all,

My car('03 Buick Park Ave) needs some work done on the front alignment, can anyone suggest a mechanic in the LS/Avondale area that they trust/has a history of good and reasonable work?

Much appreciated!

3 days ago

Updated 10 hours ago

Free Dog vaccination event?

Does anyone know about a free dogs vaccination event? I know they had one last year. They gave free shots, leashes, dog bowls and micro chip. It was by the park by Armatige near Pulaski.

10 hours ago

Found Bike Lock

I found a bike lock in middle of Kimball right before Fullerton. Contact me if you think may be your lock.

2 days ago

Updated 11 hours ago

AVOID part duex

Avoid Whipple and Dickens. Off leash Doberman with a jerk of an owner. Very hostile. Dog ran after my pup and I. I asked him to call his dog politely and he mocked me. Said "yea I'll call my dog while I'm just here on my property." It was the ALLEY behind that jungle of a yard house. Expletives exchanged.
about it

  • My dog was attacked by an Akita looking dog that lives on Albany. Police report was filed

  • Karwasei Livin', Lovin', She's just a woman.

    I too have seen the unleashed dog walking in the alley behind W. Armitage, heading toward Walgreens. I asked the man if he could grab his dog and he reluctantly walked over to get him. I thanked him but he was a bit of a cocky a-hole and said, "Yeah,...

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    I too have seen the unleashed dog walking in the alley behind W. Armitage, heading toward Walgreens. I asked the man if he could grab his dog and he reluctantly walked over to get him. I thanked him but he was a bit of a cocky a-hole and said, "Yeah, I get it. I get it. But see, my dog is such a sweetie, and don't need no leash. She comes when I want and doesn't do nothin' bad." I really wanted to tell him that I don't know his dog, and that doesn't mean anything to me as a stranger, but I just got the hell out of there instead.

2 days ago

Updated 12 hours ago

Red Miyata Bike Stolen from Wrightwood/Spaulding area

We unfortunately/absentmindedly left our garage door open for a couple hours this afternoon and my bike was stolen. :(

The bike is a red '80s Miyata road bike with white origin-8 saddle and white tape on bullhorn handlebars. The bike is on the smaller side -- can't remember exact dimensions.

I'll be searching CL, but please let me know if you see it around. Thank you!

  • We lost a fuchsia colored mountain bike the same way a month or so ago in the same area.

  • aya

    Thanks David! I will do so! Smiley, I'm sorry you lost your bike, too. Such a bummer.

12 hours ago

Cars speeding down Hermitage to/from Kennedy

It finally happened. Last Thursday, a car heading south on Hermitage from Armitage/Kennedy hit a car that was either parallel parking or pulling out of a spot at about 1950 N. Hermitage.

I've only lived in the neighborhood a few months, but cars regularly treat this block of Hermitage like a drag strip. It's pretty alarming. The guys from Orloff auto shop drive cars around the block like it's F1 track. It's annoying.

/rant over

28 hours ago

Updated 13 hours ago

Help Goethe School

  • Lets Torres 45 year native Chicago Logan Square Wicker Park

    Goethe is a good school both of my children graduated from this school .

  • D.A.B. born and raised in Chicago

    I graduated from Goethe class of '88 , and it was a good school !!! Im sure it still is !

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2 days ago

Updated 13 hours ago

New Park / Dog Friendly Area construction W Logan Blvd @ Artesian

Building Permit issued for Chicago Park District to start construction of new park with dog friendly area on south side of W Logan Blvd next to west side of Kennedy Expressway at Artesian. Logan Boulevard Skate Park is on north side of Logan Blvd from location of new dog park.
http://www.placemakingchicago.com/places/logan-boulevard-skate-park.asp
copied from EveryBlock "Permits":
Issue date September 11, 2014
Estimated value $50,000
Application number 100559421
Work type New construction
A project to build a new structure from the ground up.
Description NEW PARK WITH DOG FRIENDLY AREA, SEATING CONCRETE AND ASPHALT PAVING PER PLAN

28 hours ago

Updated 13 hours ago

Local Theater In Need of Folding Tables

I am a props designer for a theater company working out of the Flat Iron Arts Building and we are in need of three matching wood tabletop - can be laminate - folding tables that you would use for partys, events, etc. They are kinda banquet hall tables. We would love for them to be about 6'-0"L x 30"W x 29"H

http://www.uline.com/Product/Detail/H-2231/Folding-Tables-and-Chairs/60-x-30-Rectangle-Laminate-Folding-Table?pricode=WY615&gadtype=pla&id=73106482762&gclid=COT8-Nrb4cACFUs1aQodBgIACQ&gclsrc=aw.ds

Please let me know ASAP if you, anyone you know, or any organization you know, might be able to help us out. We are more than willing to return after our production ends on October 26th.

Thank you in advance!

Angie

  • pretty sure Atheneaum Theatre Building has a stash in various lengths in storage. They're nice guys, ask them.

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Aug 24

Updated 20 hours ago

How to avoid parking my car on a street cleaning day while I'm on vacay?

I wonder if you guys have a solution to this. I park my car on the streets in Logan Square where no permit is needed. I'll be going out of town for ten days and am afraid that during one of those days they may put up "no parking" signs for cars to be moved during street cleaning days. I don't want my car towed while I'm out of town and unable to move my car.

You might suggest that I have a friend move it but I just moved here and don't know many people yet who would be willing to do that for me. So I need a different solution.

Does anyone have thoughts on this?

  • My office has parking for $2 per day. It's not in the neighborhood but is not to far from the Blue Line.

  • WindyCityJones Actor, landlord, proud Chicagoan!

    I've read that if there's a street cleaning while you're on vacation you can show your flight itinerary and contest it. The whole "must move your car every seven days" is crazy but luckily not enforced in my neighborhood. There are lots of weeks that go by where I don't drive my car. That's why we have public transit. ;)

4 days ago

Updated 27 hours ago

Logan Square workouts?

I'v recently seen people working out in a group, with equipment, on the boulevard. I also saw a couple working with a trainer another night while I was walking home on the boulevard. Are there any groups available to join like this?

I'm currently looking to sign up at a new gym but I do better with classes and guided workouts. I'm willing to pay but I'm looking for something that's finically friendly and local if anyone has any suggestions. Thanks!

  • I work for GhFitlab at 1730 N Western. If you're looking for personal training, please check us out. We offer everyone a free first session, but if you email me, I can sweeten the deal for you. Prices start at about 80 per session with a monthly package.

  • I run in Palmer Square and see someone training people in the park there, too. Would love to find a group trainer as well. Just started working from home full time, which means I left my awesome trainer in the burbs who was just $55 per session. ...

27 hours ago

2 days ago

Updated 29 hours ago

The truth behind animal shelters and how you can help!

Informative documentary on the No Kill Revolution and what really happens in a Animal Shelters around the country- Thursday at 7pm. Tickets are only $5. A must see for animal advocates in Chicago who want to help be the voice for helpless animals.

https://m.facebook.com/nathanwinograd/photos/a.159167054107547.34833.159092957448290/841599772530935/?type=1

  • Canyon west bucktown resident (west of western, east o...

    Agreed!

  • Veronika Fashion Designer,Gallery Owner,Web Designer, Muse

    Thanks for posting this!

3 days ago

Updated 33 hours ago

Looking for an Au Pair?

Hello Everyblockers!

Our Japanese exchange daughter from a high school program several years ago is now an Au Pair looking for a host family here in Chicago. If we did not already have an Au Pair we would jump at the chance to welcome Miyuki back into our home. She's been here only two days and our daughter and she get along like sisters!

Miyuki is visiting with us for the next two weeks which presents a rare opportunity for...

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Hello Everyblockers!

Our Japanese exchange daughter from a high school program several years ago is now an Au Pair looking for a host family here in Chicago. If we did not already have an Au Pair we would jump at the chance to welcome Miyuki back into our home. She's been here only two days and our daughter and she get along like sisters!

Miyuki is visiting with us for the next two weeks which presents a rare opportunity for potential host families to meet an interview in person rather than phone or Skype. Miyuki is sponsored by Au Pair International where you can view her profile: http://www.aupairint.com/au-pairs-available-now/short-termimmediate-start/1995-miyuki-t.html

Of course we'd be happy to provide her a stellar reference, so feel free to reach out if you'd like to chat!

  • hayek, would love to talk to you about the Au Pair program. Can I message you?

  • Hayek Not FDIC Insured | May lose value

    Of course! There should be an email icon in the lower right area of my post as long as you are logged in. Let me know if you don't see it?

  • Hayek Not FDIC Insured | May lose value

    One person reached out by email and was curios on how the whole Au Pair thing worked, Figuring others might have similar questions I though I would post my response here, below:

    In the US, basically the Au Pair program is done through a combination of the government and an...

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    One person reached out by email and was curios on how the whole Au Pair thing worked, Figuring others might have similar questions I though I would post my response here, below:

    In the US, basically the Au Pair program is done through a combination of the government and an agency who sponsors them. We have placed both of our Au Pairs through AuPairCare and we've been happy with them. Miyuki is through Au Pair International. Both seem like good programs.

    In a nutshell the Au Pair program is sorta like an exchange student program where you take a young adult from another country into your family. They can work up to 45 hours a week on child-related tasks only (i.e. they aren’t going to cook or clean for you, just for the children). If you like travel and like experiencing other cultures while sharing your own you'll probably love having an Au Pair, as we have.

    Cost wise it is not necessarily cheaper than some alternatives but it does provide awesome flexibility and convenience because the caregiver lives right down hall. You pay somewhere around $6500 up front to the agency which covers travel, training, visas, etc. Then its $200 a week directly to the Au Pair. Big bite up front then its easyier on the pocketbook the rest of the year. Some agencies will help to spread it out though if you want o,

    When the time comes to start looking for an Au Pair, let me know. Sometimes our agency runs a referral program where we both get a little break on our costs.

34 hours ago

Updated 34 hours ago

Lost Chickens?

There are a couple of chickens running around on the 3700 block of Dickens.

2 days ago

Updated 35 hours ago

Found Cat. Black/Gray Tabby? With green collar

We found a black/gray cat that followed us into our apartment. It is wearing a green flee collar. If this is your cat please contact me ASAP. I am really allergic and the cat does not seem to enjoy our dog. We will be taking it to treehouse this afternoon unless we can find another place for it to stay.

Thanks

224.645.9700
jfholzman@gmail.com

http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/laf/4666073343.html

  • After 2 days @ CCAC he will be dead. He is probably an outdoor kitty.

  • You can take him over to Logan Square A H and have them scan him for a chip. They are open on Sunday.

4 days ago

Updated 35 hours ago

Custom lighting designer in Humboldt Park?

Does anyone know the name of the person--I believe in Humboldt Park--who creates light fixtures? I can't seem to find his info in my feed, but I recall a reference to his work. Thanks much!

2 days ago

Updated 37 hours ago

Small kitchen and small bathroom remodel

Could anyone recommend a good, affordable and reliable remodeler. We have the plans and we are on a tight budget.
Thanks in advance for any recommendations.

  • 4ever Remodeling did work for me and they were very reasonable.

  • Vince L Logan Square/Chicago Realtor & Appraiser

    RZ Services, call Stan (773) 716-6429

  • I got Triangle Remodeling and Construction off Everyblock and Szczepan (Steven) Golaszewski is THE BEST this 1906 house has ever seen!!!!
    He put in windows, framed, drywalled, ceiling of the damage I have upstairs and the price was amazing.
    (773) 744-9130/email trchvac@yahoo.com He works best with texting; if you call and get 'mail box not set up or something like that, he will call back your number.
    I hope that I can hire him in the future (and forever..)

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Free Blow Dry on Monday!

Looking for 2 blow dry models on Monday at 12 and 1:30pm.
Email me for more info!
HeatherNoelWatson@gmail.com

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