13 min ago

Mayor Emanuel, Chicago Park District to Rehab, Build 103 Playgrounds this Year

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Chicago Park District General Superintendent Michael P. Kelly, Friends of the Park officials and community members broke ground today to build new playgrounds at Lindblom Park, Murray Park and Kucinski-Murphy Park. These three playgrounds are part of the 103 neighborhood playgrounds that will be refurbished or built across the City in 2014.

Click here for more information:
http://ow.ly/vUl5z

4 hours ago

Updated 22 min ago

Just venting........early morning coffee in LS

I leave for work before 7, and have found it difficult to get a good cup of coffee before that time. The only coffee joint open is Starbucks......not necessarily my favorite.

Anyone have any advice?

  • djAllison logan square resident, radio broadcaster

    Sounds like you need to invest in a home coffee maker!
    Many shops sell their beans/special roasts. Like at Cafe Mustache in Logan, you can buy their stuff and brew at home.
    No good non chain will prob open much earlier than 7. Which is far better for people who work there. Trust me, the 3am wake ups my husband has, to be at work at Starbucks by 430am, to serve all the jerks that hate Starbucks coffee but go anyway bc it's their only option, are brutal.

  • Just a Venti? Get it? Venti ? Amirite? Is this thing on?

1 hour ago

Logan Self service car wash with shampoo?

Does anyone know of a self service car wash with interior shampoo in the Logan-ish area?

Apr 09

Updated 1 hour ago

Pit Bulls Attacked Dogs on Logan Blvd.

My husband was walking our dogs today around noon on Logan Blvd near Richmond and two men dropped the leashes of their pit bulls that they charged our dogs. Our gentle greyhound has a puncture wound, or little mutt was lucky. These dogs were very aggressive, and one got loose twice, and the owners did not seem very concerned about it. Nick had to fight them off alone while the owners watched.

After the initial attack, one of the dogs...

Read full message…

My husband was walking our dogs today around noon on Logan Blvd near Richmond and two men dropped the leashes of their pit bulls that they charged our dogs. Our gentle greyhound has a puncture wound, or little mutt was lucky. These dogs were very aggressive, and one got loose twice, and the owners did not seem very concerned about it. Nick had to fight them off alone while the owners watched.

After the initial attack, one of the dogs managed to get loose a second time.

One pit bull was white female, about 80 pounds, hanging teats, recently had a litter; the second, sex uncertain, white with brown and black spots on her back, with some kind of doggie backpack. Owners were two white males, heavyset, scruffy goatees, very short hair, balding, in late 20's to mid 30's.

We plan on attending next CAPS meeting about this, but wanted neighbors to be on the lookout.

  • Tracy Blegen Bartels Super Cute Tracy

    Zina, I would be so happy to walk with you and your dogs, while walking 2 cane corso mastiffs I know of. The mastiffs don't take any guff, but are dog friendly. but protective of those they are with and in the pack. So, when you are ready to start walking again, let me know. love to have a play date and help do some guard duty. no one will bother you with two, 130 pound dogs to back you up.

  • Tracey, do you walk along logan blvd? What time do you usually walk your dogs? I walk my border collie lab mix every day and have been walking on Logan blvd again since my dog was attacked almost 3 yrs ago. It would be great to have a walking companion. Let me know, thanks

24 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

New businesses coming to Milwaukee between Spaulding and Kimball/Diversey?!

Walking to the Blue Line in the mornings I've noticed a lot of heavy work going on at the long building 2760 - 2774 N Milwaukee (from a couple doors north of Spaulding up to the Gap building). I also noticed one of the thrift shops there has a "moving sale" sign. So I was curious and looked up the permit:

...ALTERATION OF 2760+2774'S 1ST+BSMT FLRS TO 6+2 COMMERCIAL UNITS RESPECTIVELY, CONSTRUCTION OF 3RD FLR ADDITIONS, CONVERSION OF 2760+2774'S 2ND+3RD...

Read full message…

Walking to the Blue Line in the mornings I've noticed a lot of heavy work going on at the long building 2760 - 2774 N Milwaukee (from a couple doors north of Spaulding up to the Gap building). I also noticed one of the thrift shops there has a "moving sale" sign. So I was curious and looked up the permit:

...ALTERATION OF 2760+2774'S 1ST+BSMT FLRS TO 6+2 COMMERCIAL UNITS RESPECTIVELY, CONSTRUCTION OF 3RD FLR ADDITIONS, CONVERSION OF 2760+2774'S 2ND+3RD FLRS TO RESIDENTIAL USE...

I've been waiting for some fresh activity in this building! It has so much potential but is currently mostly empty. And I don't mind a good thrift/value store, but there were 4-5 in a row there. Also, I can't stand how the one shop always has all those rows of waste-down mannequins with ugly tight pants on.

Here's hoping the owner has luck filling the spaces with valuable businesses and happy residents! If anyone has any information about what might be going in there. please share.

2 days ago

Updated 2 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.

  • While the frame selection is somewhat limited, the prices and the quality are unbeatable at Costco. I have never been so perfectly fitted for eye wear as at I have there. If you need an adjustment, it is never a problem. I can't recommend them enough!

  • Gerardo U. Fregoso Calling Logan Square home since 2002

    Labrabbit

Jan 23

Updated 2 hours ago

Pallets

I'm trying to find pallets for a DIY project. Anyone know if there are businesses of facilities around that put these out every now and then?

3 hours ago

Boys Scout Fundraiser April 27 Sunday

All-I am hoping that you can join us next Sunday for our huge fundraising event. We have 3 boys that are going for their top level badge: THE EAGLE…less than 1% of all boys that try for this actually make it! We would love to see you at St. Lukes Church on Francisco—noon to 4. $10 all you can eat! Featuring live music, beer, wine and our raffle is HUGE this year:TWO Three day passes to Lollapalooza ($2,000 Sold out everywhere else!) and more!! Kitchenaid Stand mixer $700 WHOO HOO!!!!!
Hand blenders $120
Regular blender $150
Food processor $400
Waffle baker $200.00
Cookware - 10 piece set retails for $500.

Jan 23

Updated 4 hours ago

Where's the retail in Logan Square?

So - Logan Square is hot and has been for quite some time now. Everyone can agree on that - but outside of coffee shops and restaurants, and bars - where is the retail? Wicker Park has a nice mix of both retail and food. With Wicker Park increasing in price and small boutiques being driven out for larger "chain" stores - why aren't new shops opening or at least relocating up to Logan Square? It seems retail from Western all the way up to the square is lacking in general. Food Food, Coffee, Bar, with the exception of a few. Is it the economy still? Just wondering your thoughts.

2 days ago

Updated 7 hours ago

Bike repair

I'm looking for a place to repair my old, gnarly bike. Who do you guys rely on?

  • Lindsey Albany Ave. resident

    Comrade cycles! They have experience working on every kind of bike. It's the only place I go to get my bikes worked on. 1908 W. Chicago Ave.

  • I'll second S.T. on the West Town Bikes recommendation if you want to get to know your bike and get your hands dirty. If not, I've had the best luck with Smart Bike Parts on Armitage. They do a great job at a reasonable price and are respectful of all types of bikers. I've also heard them flat out tell people that the junker they brought in isn't worth the cost of repairing and then explain why, except as a real stop-gap measure.

4 days ago

Updated 7 hours ago

Logan Square Bike Ride?

Do you might love biking and live in Logan Square? Would you join a Logan Square bike ride?

I'm trying to gauge interest now, not organize anything. If >10 people reply I'll try to make an event.

8 hours ago

You have 18 new neighbors in your followed places, including…

8 hours ago

Babysitter/nanny recommendations

Anyone have any insight into where I can find quality and dependable in-home child care? I need someone for my 2 boys (aged 4 & 1). We only need about 20 hours/week but are having problems finding someone for these hours. Advice?

Mar 30

Updated 16 hours ago

Landscape boulder delivery?

Hi there, I'm looking to have a few large boulders delivered and placed in my back yard. Anybody have any suggestions?

  • Meredith W. Chicagoan since 2002; LoganSq home & busin. owner

    I haven't used them, but I've seen some large stones (above liftable weight for a person) at a landscaping materials place on Lake lakestreetsupply.com Not sure if they work directly with the public/deliver, etc. Sorry, but I hope that helps.

  • This guy i remember, Fred Flintstone, works at the Slate granite quary, and he runs some beasts of burden that would be perfect for moving those big boulders for you. I think the firm is in a suburb like Bedford Park, or something like that.

Apr 10

Updated 17 hours ago

4 reasons I won't be patronizing the Harding Tavern.

4 trees cut down to make way for what?

  • I know the owner. I caught him off guard. I like to think he told me the truth. Btw ... Owner is a long time Logan Square resident. LONG TIME. I bet long before anyone one everyblock has moved here. So, again, I like to think he told the truth. And I really like to think he has the neighborhood's best interests at heart. #optimist

  • Susan S. resident

    Yes, owner grew up in Logan Square. I think he does have neighborhood's best interests at heart. What that means to him, to you, to me may be different.

Feb 16

Updated 22 hours ago

Problem with newspapers and ads on porch

Our building, a 6 flat at Campbell and Palmer, has a huge issue with unwanted circulars, newspapers, and ads being delivered to our porch daily. There are 7 copies of some of these dropped every single day. We're a rental building so ownership of the porch is tricky, though my husband and I try our best to clean it off when we can. Does anyone know what we can do to stop this wasteful madness? It's such a waste of everyone's time and I hate to think of all that discarded paper.

  • Chicago Al Lifelong Chicagoan, documentarian, & time-traveler

    Here's the link to the story we did at cbs regarding this very issue. I haven't seen any of these papers for a while and I'm glad this story and particularly the class action made a difference.

    http://cbsloc.al/11zKA9J

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

    ***please note that the Tribune updated the contact email to be ronbuss@tribune.com (not rbuss@tribune.com).

3 days ago

Updated 26 hours ago

Loud, cannon-like noise around Mozart & Altgeld shot off Sunday evening

The last few years I've experienced a neighbor shooting off what sounds like a cannon (I could be wrong since I'm not a firearms person) on random dates/time when the temps are warmer. Do any of my fellow neighbors have any idea who this jerk is? It's very disruptive and sounds like we live in a war zone. Would love to rid this annoyance of the neighborhood but have no idea where exactly it's shot from.

  • Jon

    I prepare myself the onslaught of fireworks in summer leading up to and around the holidays, but pretty much all summer. It's at the level where I really don't want to leave my house on July 4th for fear of it burning down.
    To be honest, I don't really mind...

    Read full comment…

    I prepare myself the onslaught of fireworks in summer leading up to and around the holidays, but pretty much all summer. It's at the level where I really don't want to leave my house on July 4th for fear of it burning down.
    To be honest, I don't really mind too much if it's just loud noise here and there and I like that people can have fun, and we can be a little less uptight and vanilla about our festivities.
    Obviously call the cops if there's a real danger or 911 for fire. But I will say that the biggest 4th fireworks display actually takes place at the home of my neighbor who is a Chicago police officer. I don't think there is much anyone is going to do about it. One year a firework must have gone off in our backyard because it chipped the siding on our garage. I've also heard a firework so big, maybe a 1/4 stick, that it woke me from a dead sleep at 4am and knocked pictures off our wall. And last year someone blew up a trash can on our alley. It can get a little out of hand at times. All in good fun.

  • I don't agree that blowing up 1/4 sticks, salutes or similar is good fun for anyone except maybe the person doing it.

2 days ago

Updated 26 hours ago

3 bedroom 2 bath on drake and Addison available June

Beautifully rehabbed and in front of park. A block from highway entrance and Addison blue line. Utilities included. $1400. Post for a tour!

  • What else are you supposed to post under "housing" if not apartments and houses for rent/sale?

  • "Advertisement - Don’t post advertisements or solicitations. (For example: “Stop by Joe’s Car Wash for 50 percent off tomorrow!” or “Check out my apartment for rent. It’s only $800 per month.”) However, you may share information that would be considered beneficial and of interest to the community, such as community events, concerts, activities or new businesses opening in the neighborhood."

4 days ago

Updated 26 hours ago

Grace's Furniture

What's the history of Grace's furniture, located on Milwaukee next to the blue line? Any future plans for the building/site?

3 days ago

Updated 26 hours ago

Looking for an artist friendly 2 bedroom

Hello! My boyfriend and I are looking for a 2 bedroom in Logan and I figured it couldn't hurt to post here in addition to the rest of our online searching and hitting the pavement looking for "for rent" signs. The rents are going up so fast but we're hoping to find something max $1200 in Logan. Cat friendly and laundry in the building would be excellent. We want to use the 2nd bedroom as an office/studio space since we're both artists. Any leads appreciated!

2 days ago

Updated 27 hours ago

Buses on Western Ave between wabansia and milwaukee

Can someone tell me whats going on with all these buses? They shut down parking on the east side of western ave and there have been the extended buses lined up there for a week or so. Are they learning new routes or is this something that is going to last into the summer?

2 days ago

Updated 29 hours ago

Tosca Recording?

Hi

Wondering if anyone made a recording of the Met Opera's Tosca that was on WTTW (Channel 11) Sunday, April 6, 2014; and if you did if you'd be willing to share it for viewing.

Thanks

  • Try PBS.com. Also, if you have netflix, PBS programming is free (says the guy with no TV or rabbit ears).

  • Meredith W. Chicagoan since 2002; LoganSq home & busin. owner

    I was going to say what David did. Usually PBS' web site offers both the re-airing schedule (very rare it only plays a single time -- especially since, with digital antennae, there are four WTTW-channels in Chicago) and often offers re-broadcasts. That said, not always. But found this: http://video.pbs.org/video/2365194614/ Hope that helps.

2 days ago

Updated 29 hours ago

Fioretti's speech

Encouraging words of support for the needs of citizens.

http://www.cityclub-chicago.org/videos/detail/902/hon-robert-fioretti

  • “…For example, Chicago has thousands of struggling individuals with mental illness, many are poor. They don’t have good health insurance. They rely on public clinics to survive. To close their mental health clinics where they see their psychologists and social workers. Where they monitor their medication was inexcusable. […] Again...

    Read full comment…

    “…For example, Chicago has thousands of struggling individuals with mental illness, many are poor. They don’t have good health insurance. They rely on public clinics to survive. To close their mental health clinics where they see their psychologists and social workers. Where they monitor their medication was inexcusable. […] Again this was a choice.”

    The thing I appreciate most about Fioretti’s speech is that he says public policy cannot be based only on claims of “savings.”

    For example, the “savings of 2 million” for closing the mental health facilities is completely wiped out if only 29 mentally ill individuals - who otherwise could have been kept out of jail through preventative care - are incarcerated over the next year (based on $190 a day in costs (http://tinyurl.com/ptp6qb2)). Not to mention the costs of supporting the now unemployed clinic workers and the lost revenue their salaries meant to their communities.

    Not only should we be morally outraged at this treatment of the most downtrodden in our society. We should be offended that “savings” (real or imagined) can be the justification. Even if the City does save 2 million dollars by closing half our mental health facilities. Should that be something we view as a success?

    Obviously, public policy is a balancing act and cost must be a factor. But if we’re willing to throw the mentally ill out into the street to save a buck…what aren’t we willing to do?

  • Actions speak louder than words...

3 days ago

Updated 30 hours ago

So,,,,30 Shootings in Chicago since Friday night? Hmmmmmm.......

Weather getting warmer, innocent people in the crossfire, concealed carry laws,,,,Seems to me we should have beat cops on patrol...

  • warmer weather crime increases - we need police presence and graffiti reported and removed - each of us should be able to walk in our neighborhood feeling safe.

  • Emilie 5-year West Bucktowner

    It's also a big help to keep the front and back of your place looking cared for. It seems small, but picking up trash and making it obvious that you regularly use and care for your outdoor space makes your presence felt to everyone in the neighborhood. It can actually reduce several types of crime.

2 days ago

Updated 31 hours ago

411?? Central Park and Palmer

Anyone know what's going on with the corner of Palmer and Central Park?!
Last news was a new restaurant was opening but so far it's still a eyesore and sidewalk parking lot!! Hopefully something will happen soon there.. Anyone heard anything?

  • Gerry60647 Logan Square

    Yeah that's the same info I had heard. Hopefully these plans come through... It would be a good change

  • There was a notice on my gate stating there was a rezoning meeting a few months back, I wonder if it was approved....

Apr 01

Updated 31 hours ago

Mechanic References

Hey EveryBlock...I am looking for a place to take my car to so that I can get a little check up on it (ie fluids and tier fill up/rotation) near Logan Square.

Nothing big, it just got checked out a month ago, but we took it on a long road trip...I am not very car savvy so I just want someone to make sure its still in good driving shape...

Do you guys know any good Mechanic shops around town?

  • MECO Power, Inc. MECO Power, Inc.

    We used to go to Omar from O&J Automotive as well. We're not up that way as often as we were in the early days. We do recommend him as well.

  • I, too, SWEAR BY Rick and the Logan Square Auto Repair crew. They are flexible, usually available same-day, spot-on with time and pricing estimates (every time!), remember me when I go back, honest, speedy, and know what they are doing. I have trust issues with mechanics and they have been my go-to since I moved to the neighborhood because they have never done me wrong!

32 hours ago

You have 20 new neighbors in your followed places, including…

2 days ago

Updated 32 hours ago

A whole A-hole

I watched what looked like a very burly female get out of a small grey vehicle ILL Plate # R18-1123 about 5:30 pm Mon & toss an armful of garbage into the Chicago River behind the Diversey Bowl which has cameras but I`m not sure what it may have caught. It seems like a ritual for this individual, ie there is a serious pile going on at this spot. Please tell me some options to report this knucklehead There are several dumpsters nearby. Thanks

6 days ago

Updated 32 hours ago

Feral Cat Colony Caregiver Substitute Needed for Wednesday 4/16 and Friday 4/18

Hi Folks. I manage several feral cat colonies in the area (all TNR'd), but will be out of town next week. My usual substitute for one colony is incapacitated. For only two days, I need someone to stop by Sawyer and George to simply fill food (I'll provide the food) and water bowls (you bring a jug full). It's quick and easy, but very meaningful. Please let me know if you can help. We can set up a time to meet over there to walk it through. Thanks!

  • Elise Doody-Jones Logan Square Resident

    We used to have a "Cat Lady" on the block. Dozens of cats every where. Wish we knew about trap and release then. When she moved she took most of her cats with her. Our rat problem has exploded ever since. No amount of baiting cures the problem.
    Bring back the "Cat Lady". Rather have stray cats than rats, so thank you for keeping a healthy catch and release program going.

  • Tracy Blegen Bartels Super Cute Tracy

    Poppyboy or anyone else for that matter, I am available to help in your petsitting situations. I am a court reporter by trade, now, but I used to work for several veterinarians, including the Clyborn Vet Emergency, and I had my own pet sitting business for quite a few years....

    Read full comment…

    Poppyboy or anyone else for that matter, I am available to help in your petsitting situations. I am a court reporter by trade, now, but I used to work for several veterinarians, including the Clyborn Vet Emergency, and I had my own pet sitting business for quite a few years. If anyone gets in a situation where they need a pet sitter, give me a call. I'm not asking for money, I just know what it's like to try to find quality pet care and I'd be happy to help with the cat colony as well. I helped maintain one in the past, so, contact me if any of you ever has a need.

34 hours ago

35 hours ago

Record Store Day 2014 at a glance

Logan Hardware Hours and special promotions to be announced. 2532 W. Fullerton, 773-235-5030, logan-hardware.com.

This article has 18 other Chicago locations (Show)

Beverly Records Twenty percent off all used vinyl, plus free drinks, snacks, and karaoke. 8 AM-6 PM, 11612 S. Western, 773-779-0066, beverlyrecords.com.

...Empire Records soundtrack cover band, and others. DJ Marvelous Hagler spins. 8 AM-9 PM, 3156 W. Diversey, 773-654-3915, facebook.com/bricabracrecords...

Bucket o' Blood Books and Records The shop opens earlier than usual, with free coffee and doughnuts, and hosts acoustic sets from local musicians to be announced. 10 AM-8 PM, 2307 N. Milwaukee, 312-890-3860, bucketoblood.com.

Dave's Records Free candy and Molly's Cupcakes, raffles, 50 percent off all T-shirts, and $1 78s. 11 AM-8 PM, 2604 N. Clark, 773-929-6325, davesrecordschicago.com.

...100 customers, giveaways, raffles, and a magic show in the afternoon. 8 AM-9 PM, 1120 N. Ashland, 773-342-5800, dustygroove.com...

Gramaphone Records In-store DJ sets by Chicago Skyway, Chicagodeep, Taelue, Dave Cook, and DJ Mar. New local releases are 10 percent off on vinyl, and every $15 purchase gets a free Gramaphone tote bag. 11 AM-8:30 PM, 2843 N. Clark, 773-472-3683, gramaphonerecords.com.

Groovin' High Nobody at the shop could be reached for details, but Groovin' High has participated in Record Store Day in the past, so it seems likely that it's doing something special this year too. 1047 W Belmont, 773-476-6846.

...a Soul Train-style dance line in front of the shop. 11 AM-9 PM, 1377 E. 53rd, 773-288-6588, hydeparkrecords.net...

Jazz Record Mart In-store performance by the Nick Mazarella Trio at noon. 10 AM-8 PM, 27 E. Illinois, 312-222-1467, jazzmart.com.

...of the Mountain Goats, among others (beginning at 12:30 PM). 9 AM-10 PM, 4639 N. Lincoln, 773-271-3569, lauriesplanetofsound.com...

Numero Group Pop-up Shop This RSD-only shop will sell thousands of records, CDs, videos, cassettes, books, magazines, and "all other manners of miscellaneous debris" from the Numero offices. 9 AM-5 PM, Comfort Station, 2579 N. Milwaukee, numerogroup.wordpress.com.

Permanent Records Free Dark Matter coffee all day, plus in-store performances by Unmanned Ship, Quicksails, and either Mines or MT Coast (beginning at 3 PM). 7 AM-9 PM (or so), 1914 W. Chicago, 773-278-1744, permanentrecordschicago.com.

Reckless Records on Broadway In-store "convocation" by Papa Emeritus of Ghost B.C. in his civilian guise (1 PM), plus performances by Lord Mantis (3 PM) and Videobug (4 PM). 10 AM-10 PM, 3126 N. Broadway, 773-404-5080, reckless.com.

Reckless Records on Milwaukee In-store performances by Circuit des Yeux (3 PM), Dance Mania DJs Parris Mitchell and Jammin' Gerald (4 PM), and Kim and Kelly Deal with Morgan Nagler (followed by a signing session).10 AM-10 PM, 1532 N. Milwaukee, 773-235-3727, reckless.com.

Record Breakers Free hot dogs and soda, 50 percent off CDs, and in-store performances by Mike Golden and friends, the Wild Family, Valentiger, Brontosaurus, the New Diet, and Magicks (beginning at 10 AM). 8 AM-11 PM, 2105 S. State, 312-949-0125, reggieslive.com.

Saki In-store performances by Wedding Dress, Minor Characters, Landmarks, Meat Wave, Negative Scanner, and Their/They're/There (beginning at 1 PM). 9 AM-8 PM, 3716 W. Fullerton, 773-486-3997, sakistore.blogspot.com.

Shake Rattle & Read Twenty-five percent off new and used music, silk-screen poster giveaways. Noon-6 PM (or so), 4812 N. Broadway, 773-334-5311, facebook.com​/pages​/Shake-Rattle-Read​/443326455216

Village Records Sales on all stock, including 25 percent off used vinyl. Noon-8 PM, 2010 W. Roscoe, 773-549-7868, facebook.com​/pages​/Village-Records-Chicago​/313803071964981.

47 hours ago

Updated 43 hours ago

Lost Passport and Debit Card East Room Logan Square

I lost my passport and debit card Saturday at The East Room on Milwaukee and Medill. I of course have replaced my debit, but am hoping someone picked up my passport. The name is Diana. My passport is a the standard blue U.S. version. Expiration date 2018.

  • Kerri Hacker chicagosinglesclub.com record label in LoganSquare

    Check your messages on Facebook in the Other mailbox section... I lost my uPass and someone contacted me there when they found it. I never look at it so I had already replaced it.

6 days ago

Updated 46 hours ago

We need to borrow a portable toddler crib next weekend

Hi, neighbors!

Does anybody have a portable toddler crib we could borrow April 18-22? We have guests with child coming next weekend!

Apr 06

Updated 47 hours ago

Electronic Billboards

Hi All-- Another electronic billboard went up this week at Armitage and Milwaukee. Everywhere they go up they dominate the intersection and make it look like a prison yard. The big ones on the highway wash out everything...Has this been an issue for anyone else? Is there a way to prevent the Las Vegas-ization of Chicago? At the least I'd like to see some kind of brightness limits on them. Has anyone started a campaign? Is it all futile?

Thanks
Will

  • "Does it pay to contact the mayor directly?"

    LOL

  • B sighthound, Avondale/LoganS 3years, Beat 2524

    Maybe start one of those change.org petition s

5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

laundromat across from wasabi soon to host California Milwaukee food

Just saw the sign in the window.... Discuss...

  • liz

    Yes, Angel! I went to cozy once and the food and atmosphere was good, but they rushed me out before even finishing the last few bites! I guess this is why they want to expand...
    The location for the new cali milwaukee food isn't quite under the train anymore, but...

    Read full comment…

    Yes, Angel! I went to cozy once and the food and atmosphere was good, but they rushed me out before even finishing the last few bites! I guess this is why they want to expand...
    The location for the new cali milwaukee food isn't quite under the train anymore, but still in the middle of a stretch of Milwaukee ave that is a bit of a food desert. The parking lot is great there and its still a good area that people can walk to at night without being in a shady area. Also, it kinda splits the difference between the western and Cali stops, so maybe people who get off at western will start to frequent it now?

  • Did the sign give any specifics as to when?

Apr 09

Updated 2 days ago

Stop the honking. How to deal?

My family recently moved to a single-family home in Logan Square and can't believe how many people honk their horns when picking up passengers AND at all hours of the night and wee-hours in the morning. After dealing with this for a year, having countless sleepless nights and our newborn baby being woken up, we are now outraged and need it to stop. I'm just stunned by this ignorant behaviour.

Does anyone have any advise in dealing with this issue?

  • Thanks for everyone's advice and comments. We've lived in the city a long time and in various neighborhoods, but this is definitely a new experience for us. We'll try speaking to a few individuals on the block and see if that helps. Happy Spring!

  • Elise Doody-Jones Logan Square Resident

    Living in the city is not an excuse to be rude. I've been here over 20 years and our block goes through noise cycles. Often new tenants with different habits. Honestly, I believe that some people just don't get that the noise from their horn doesn't just target the person...

    Read full comment…

    Living in the city is not an excuse to be rude. I've been here over 20 years and our block goes through noise cycles. Often new tenants with different habits. Honestly, I believe that some people just don't get that the noise from their horn doesn't just target the person they are trying to communicate with.

    First, try to reach out to the neighbor who the horn honker is trying to get out of the house at 4am. Be courteous and neighborly. In person and/or a nice note requesting change in behavior. Give possible solutions.

    No luck with that tactic. Prepare to talk to the horn honker. 4am. Put your best smile on no matter how pissed off that you are. Wear your biggest bunny slippers, fluffy robe and let your hair be as disheveled as possible. Yawn and stretch when you come outside. Tap on the window of drivers car if he/she doesn't seem threatening. Ask which door he/she would like you to knock on to help get the person out for them. Ask if the per on in the car has a cellphone. Typically the person does. Request kindly that the person uses that instead of the car horn.

    Believe it or not this tactic works. Often times people just don't realize their behavior is causing others disruption.

    Many neighbors have thanked me later in the day after doing this. Turns out I wasn't the only grumbling by the window looking out at the horn honker.

    Do not go out yelling and screaming. This will only create a horn honking war.
    If the person continues after you've tried all of the above then reach out to other neighbors and see if others are finding this annoying. Coordinate efforts. If everyone calls the police at the same time and same days they are much more likely to respond. Try to have the car's plate number for the call.

    Good Luck !

6 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

  • I have esurance sweety , and they do know about my ride sharing , Lyft and uber extended their coverage as I understand to the drivers and passengers just recently

  • I think it's stupid because we have all that already , we have ourselves and passengers covered and also anything that happens in the whole accident is covered .... They are trying to regulate us but our rideshare provider is one step ahead of the game already ... These cab...

    Read full comment…

    I think it's stupid because we have all that already , we have ourselves and passengers covered and also anything that happens in the whole accident is covered .... They are trying to regulate us but our rideshare provider is one step ahead of the game already ... These cab drivers and their medallion holders are kicking and screaming like babies because they want it their way. They say we are taking away money from their business , but in reality ride sharing is much more organized and pleasant for the passenger . It's freedom of choice the consumer should have the option to pick who they would like to ride with we are just out here making a pretty buck just like them except we don't have the option to be flagged down in our downtime. They do have good perks but they don't look at what advantages they have , their just looking to clear out the playing field :(

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Loose black dog around Point and Francis

Walking my dog, I just encountered a loose black dog around the Point and Francis streets. It was a very friendly dog and did not appear to be a stray. There were a few folks concerned for the dog, following it around to make sure it did not get into trouble. But we were afraid to try and collar it. I did not have my phone, so I could not take a picture. --Jim

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Grey and white cat found

This grey and white cat has been coming to my gate every night for the past week. Granted I do give him/her food and water (he/she devours it) so maybe it's been wandering around for a while. Usually comes around 9pm, Diversey and Troy area. Sorry for the crappy photo.

  • I see this one all the time, too. He/she feeds on my porch almost every night. I'm near Troy and George. He/she's incredibly friendly and fluffy. I'd love to find out where he /she lives.

  • Need help catching her?

  • Hard to tell from the photo, is he/ she ear-tipped? I have noticed a lot of ear-tipped outdoor cats in the area which is great because that means they are already spayed/ neutered.

Feb 06 2013

Updated 2 days ago

Fabric Dyeing Service

By chance, does anyone know of a fabric dyeing service in Chicago? I have a couple of cotton futon covers that I would like to have dyed and do not want to deal with the mess in my washer. Thanks.

  • Hello - wondering if you ever received a reco for fabric dyeing in Chicago? I'm wanting get two (cotton blend) jackets dyed for Spring/ Summer and would love a local vendor. Thanks!

  • BaR artist & longtime resident

    Marisa,

    No, I didn't come across any sources for this. Found a few online but were expensive and you have to send the items to them. My original request item is no longer needed but should you hear of a local source, I would love to know about it. Thanks, Barbara

2 days ago

You have 20 new neighbors in your followed places, including…

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

1 toddler opening available mid may

hi everyone! we are currently looking to fill 1 toddler spot in our in home nursery in logan square. we are also doing interviews/tours for 2 infant spots that will be available in the fall! if interested reply or text 7738175923. thanks!

  • Hello! I'm currently looking for care for my son (who will be one in September). What hours are you open? We are looking for 7 am start or earlier if possible. Thanks!

  • les petits amis nursery logan square les petits nursery logan square

    hi there we are open from 730-530 but we could arrange for one of the teachers to open at 7 (for an extra $10/day) if we are a good fit for your family. lmk if you are interested in a tour! i can also add you to our google group for more info

2 days ago

Barcade gamers battle to be legends of of leaderboard

2410 W. Fullerton Ave.

This article has 5 other Chicago locations (Show)

1366 N. Milwaukee Ave.

2833 N. Sheffield Ave.

3439 N. Halsted St.

2363 N. Milwaukee Ave.

213 W. Institute Place

About

EveryBlock collects 28 types of news in Chicago — including articles, real estate listings, meetups and conversations neighbors are having — and organizes it by location. Here is all the recent news and discussion near 2372-2395 W. Palmer St.

Thousands of neighbors connect and get their news via EveryBlock, including:

Kennedy CatHostel Zak Whichard Alan M Anderson Amy Guterman Bree Medvedev Cherish Samuels Phil De La Mothe Jacob Hicks Christina Townsend Juan C. Ayala

You're 60 seconds from creating an account and joining them…

or
Enter your email address

2372-2395 W. Palmer St.