11 hours ago

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  • Anton Irie 3 Years And Still Unsure About LS

    It is a really bad mural. Didn't deserve to be hit, but the graffiti that was painted over the mural was far from illegible. One of the pieces was like a 'cute' animal head waving 'hello' in a very stylized way. Again though, it is a waaaack mural that does...

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    It is a really bad mural. Didn't deserve to be hit, but the graffiti that was painted over the mural was far from illegible. One of the pieces was like a 'cute' animal head waving 'hello' in a very stylized way. Again though, it is a waaaack mural that does not represent the history, grit or future of Logan Square. It looks like art your grandmother made after she retired. No brush control, poor composition and the colors make me nauseous every time I pass by it.

    More to the point is why was a Roscoe Village based artist asked to come in and do this piece? Is Logan really that bereft of artists? Obviously not. I wouldn't be surprised if the tag was retaliatory in that sense. Why wouldn't this gallery commission a LS based artist? Very strange.

    Obviously though, no one is advocating that the thing be vandalized and it's still not right it happened. But. Still. Wack mural.

  • L

    Chicago has one of the biggest collections of public art in the country - approximately 4-5,000 pieces including permanent murals. This doesn't count temporary exhibits/pieces. If you are interested in getting more involved with documenting the public art here, volunteer for Public Art Chicago - www.publicartchicago.org

1 hour ago

Lost iphone5c

I lost my phone today around 430 while walking my dogs around Lyndale and kimball. If you find please email me at danielle.dobias@gmail.com reward if found!

2 hours ago

Health insurance is more affordable than you might think

Hey Everyone,

I live in the neighborhood and work for Get Covered America, a nonprofit organization that helps people learn about their affordable health insurance options. We can help you learn how much financial help you qualify for, how to get local help with your health insurance application, and more.

Here’s something I want you to know as your neighbor: There’s a new way to sign up for quality health coverage that fits your budget and meets your needs. It’s...

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Hey Everyone,

I live in the neighborhood and work for Get Covered America, a nonprofit organization that helps people learn about their affordable health insurance options. We can help you learn how much financial help you qualify for, how to get local help with your health insurance application, and more.

Here’s something I want you to know as your neighbor: There’s a new way to sign up for quality health coverage that fits your budget and meets your needs. It’s called the Health Insurance Marketplace. Almost 8 in 10 people who signed up through the Marketplace got help paying for their health insurance.

You could be like Sarah from Naperville, IL who got covered for only $73 a month.

If you want to learn more, copy this link into your web browser: https://www.getcoveredamerica.org/signup/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=2014Fall_IL_Partner&utm_campaign=email

8 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

An Orchard at the Megamall Parking Lot?

Wild: This Chicagoist article seems to indicate that the gravel parking lot by the Megamall will be turned into an orchard. I haven't seen anything else on this yet, but this is quite a development if it's true.
http://chicagoist.com/2014/09/23/logan_square_orchard_still_a_ways_o.php

6 days ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Three Bedroom/2 Bath apartment available for rent

Completely renovated ~1800 sq. ft. 3 bedroom/2 bath apartment with a den overlooking the park in a second floor (top) Palmer Square graystone. New kitchen includes three walls of cabinets (base cabinets have two shelves) and includes a pantry cabinet with pullout shelves. Porcelain tile on floor. Hardwood floors have been refinished. Natural woodwork throughout. A beautiful built-in hutch is in the room behind the kitchen.

Both bathrooms completely redone. New windows (except for front) will help you save energy...

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Completely renovated ~1800 sq. ft. 3 bedroom/2 bath apartment with a den overlooking the park in a second floor (top) Palmer Square graystone. New kitchen includes three walls of cabinets (base cabinets have two shelves) and includes a pantry cabinet with pullout shelves. Porcelain tile on floor. Hardwood floors have been refinished. Natural woodwork throughout. A beautiful built-in hutch is in the room behind the kitchen.

Both bathrooms completely redone. New windows (except for front) will help you save energy when you use the central heat and A/C with programmable thermostat. New light fixtures all around. Laundry in building. Beautiful view of the park. Nice back yard with ability to share gardening duties. Within walking distances of Blue Line and buses.

Tenant pays for utilities (gas, electricity, phone).

Rent: $2200/mo. includes one (1) space in newly sided garage (remote included) plus 1½ months ($3300) security deposit. October 1 occupancy! We respect your privacy! We will not require your SSN, even though a credit check and references are needed. Ask property manager during the time of viewing the apartment for details. Please call Claudette at 708-381-0276 or write to adpostings@sbcglobal.net for more info/pics.

  • IF EB is not removing the post then it is ok..........its is the housing section after all. Does it matter who post? This is site owned my a MAJOR corporation all we provide for free is data. Don't listen to these "hall monitors" on EB with nothing to do.

  • CPL949 HP Resident

    Thanks to all who supported me in this posting. When I saw Housing...Apartment searches, I interpreted to mean offering an apt for rent. Oh, well. As Rogerparker said, if EB didn't remove it...

    As I don't expect to have an empty apartment soon, I think I'll keep in others' good graces, at least for awhile.

4 hours ago

2 days ago

Updated 6 hours ago

lost ID and credit cards

My "wallet" is a bunch of cards tied together with an elastic. I lost it near Parson's chicken (the corner of Armitage and Humboldt Blvd) last night at about 12:30am. Please get back to me if you have any information. Thank you.

  • Loulu Me

    More good from this, I love it. Yes it is nice to offer a reward but we should do good because it is the right thing to do, and not to be rewarded. I am not surprise the person who returned it also told you to pay it forward. Oh if everybody could always be so good and neighborly...How much better would/could the city we already love be?

  • Loulu Me

    Sorry surprised.

31 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

City not responding to damage done to my property.

Hi all,
I need some help. In July, we had a new alley put in. My house is located on the corner of the alley and the street. On July 26th, one of the workers backed into my iron fence with his bobcat. My boyfriend was home at the time and went out to speak with them. He got the name of the company hired by the city of Chicago to do the work. It was Summit construction. He then...

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Hi all,
I need some help. In July, we had a new alley put in. My house is located on the corner of the alley and the street. On July 26th, one of the workers backed into my iron fence with his bobcat. My boyfriend was home at the time and went out to speak with them. He got the name of the company hired by the city of Chicago to do the work. It was Summit construction. He then called Summit and tried to get them to fix it. At first the secretary was very nice, and seemed to be trying to help him. Saying, she'll pass off the info and someone will contact us. Weeks went by, multiple calls and now no responses. We then called the police to get an assessor out to report it. Now again, weeks, and no responses. Multiple calls, and emails and we are getting no one to help.
Our fence is now rusting, and the gate door is not closing properly since the damage. It is now only getting worse.
Can anyone help us? Give us advice as to what to do. At this point, I am at a loss.
Thanks!
Kate

  • You may have already done this but you'll need to send a form to the City Claim Unit. Here's the general link with the specific link to the property damage form and address for mailing. I would recommend sending it certified receipt through the mail and retain a copy for...

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    You may have already done this but you'll need to send a form to the City Claim Unit. Here's the general link with the specific link to the property damage form and address for mailing. I would recommend sending it certified receipt through the mail and retain a copy for yourself should you need to pursue it in litigation. I would avoid that given the costs involved and you'll need to exhaust the administrative remedy first, in any event:

    http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dol/provdrs/claims.html

    I would include on a cover letter with the form and on the form itself the name of the subcontractor and a demand for that subcontractor's insurance policy information. You hopefully won't need it and will have your claim resolved through the City but it doesn't hurt to have the information (and get their attention) should you have to pursue it outside of the City administrative process. Also, submit the records you have noting the calls and/or emails you may have exchanged with the various parties thus far. That won't necessarily be considered when adjusting your claim but it will call attention to the run-around you've been getting with the subcontractor thus far.

    Good luck!

  • Peter Gamen painter

    Thank you for the last comment. There is some very useful information there. We have filled out the claim, nearly 3 weeks ago at this point. When I call to check on the progress I am told that it is still an open case. That is why we have posted on here. Sure we know we can go to court with this, simply wanted to know if there is any way to get the attention of the correct person on the matter.

32 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Looking to rehome my old black leather couch

The time has come to replace our much loved (and sat upon) black leather couch. It is up for grabs, with the caveat that you'll need to be able to haul it away yourself.

Details:
• Free!
• 82" W x 36" H x 39" D
• Crate & Barrel sleeper sofa with queen-sized sofa bed mattress - circa 2000/2001
• HEAVY HEAVY HEAVY -- be aware you'll need friends to help you move this behemoth
• Veteran of 3...

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The time has come to replace our much loved (and sat upon) black leather couch. It is up for grabs, with the caveat that you'll need to be able to haul it away yourself.

Details:
• Free!
• 82" W x 36" H x 39" D
• Crate & Barrel sleeper sofa with queen-sized sofa bed mattress - circa 2000/2001
• HEAVY HEAVY HEAVY -- be aware you'll need friends to help you move this behemoth
• Veteran of 3 moves, the first of which was a DIY job that resulted in some scratches when we tried at the end of a long day to get large sofa through small door.
• Has shared its home with Siberian Huskies - there are stubborn, embedded husky hairs under the cushions that have been impervious to my vacuum cleaner.
• You must be able to pick it up after 7pm, on a weeknight.
• Glamour shots posted below **n.b. - partially pictured Siberian Husky NOT included**
• Private message me if you are interested

  • I know, I know...I should never be allowed to buy another couch. Please inform all area furniture stores...

    Good news! Couch has already found a forever home with an experienced and loving sitting enthusiast.

  • PetParent Founder of Pets Are Like Family

    Shoot, I was totally interested in that couch. If it falls through....

27 hours ago

Updated 7 hours ago

Inexpensive massage?

Does anyone know of an inexpensive place, maybe a school, where you can get an inexpensive massage? Ive never had one, and would love to try it out. Thanks.

Sep 10

Updated 7 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!

23 hours ago

Updated 8 hours ago

Received check for deceased former resident of the house...

What can I do with this? At the risk of sounding anti-capitalist, it seems a shame to let this health insurance company keep their refund amount when maybe the next of kin of this lady could benefit? Does anyone know how to track down next of kin, or more importantly if checks like this are even cashable by a dead person's survivors?

  • Thanks, everyone! I'll get it back to the company (happily knowing they are required to get it to the entitled parties) or the state as unclaimed - whichever is easier for me.

    The former resident wasn't the owner, so the entity I bought from has no connection to her. In...

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    Thanks, everyone! I'll get it back to the company (happily knowing they are required to get it to the entitled parties) or the state as unclaimed - whichever is easier for me.

    The former resident wasn't the owner, so the entity I bought from has no connection to her. In fact, the entity I bought from wasn't even the original owner, it was a church that was given the house by the heirs to the house. Less than zero connection!

    @deb1259 - you're 100% right on all counts. As to opening the letter, I accept and agree with your 'not judgment', but after 6 months of a seemingly unstoppable (and I have tried) flood of mail addressed to dead people, I make no apologies for my cavalier handling of it :)

  • David Lightman Part time head turner, full time jaw dropper

    hot dougs is closing on 10/3

6 days ago

Updated 9 hours ago

Graffiti

I've seen this particular graffiti popping up around my neighborhood. Anyone see it elsewhere or know who it's affiliated with?

  • If asked, I would have gladly shown pictures of the car and my progress: '60 T-Bird Conv't. Similar to Chicago's previous (and currently onerous) handgun law, if you can't get it legally in Chicago, go just outside Chicago...

  • Tom G Living in Avondale since 1994

    "A well regulated Volunteer Arts Corps, being necessary to the sanity of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear spray paint, shall not be infringed." Second Amendment to the Constitution of the Benighted States. As John Hancock said when he signed the Declaration of Independence, "Like my new tag, homies?"

34 hours ago

Updated 9 hours ago

Tub Refinishing

Does anyone have a good referral for someone who does tub refinishing / reglazing? I have an old clawfoot tub that needs help. We have tried doing it ourselves twice and its just not working. I have looked on Yelp already - just thought I would see if anyone else has any info. Thanks!

  • Varagona Music Teacher & Lanlord

    Dave (630) 238-9606

    They were friendly, reliable and affordable.

  • CPL949 HP Resident

    I agree with the recos for Ugly Tub! Good advice, too, is to prep your tub. If you PM me, I can send you their instructions.

47 hours ago

Updated 9 hours ago

Eddie is lost! Please Help!

Lost in Chicago - Bucktown area (Cook County)
Eddie is LOST! PLEASE HELP! REWARD$$$
last seen on intersection of North ave and Leavitt -Bucktown. Eddie is very friendly boy - he is all tummy rubs and head butts.
If you're in the neighborhood please help us look for him. otherwise please share

  • lek if you can keep an eye out, its too far but could be him. ill try to come by tomorrow same time to see if i can spot him thanks

  • lek can you give me a closer address?

34 hours ago

Updated 9 hours ago

Anyone had luck with antique window repair?

have some of those big old windows with original glass that are in good to fair condition but sticky / painted shut...one has missing panes. has anyone been able to find a reasonable repair source? (if it gets to be $600 or more per windows, it kind of forces you to go with new ugly windows, which is a shame as these windows have survived for more than 100 years) and do all the companies take the windows completely out to do the repairs or do any leave them in?

  • Botkin Amateur photographer.

    Before you start sanding and scraping, beware that you might be dealing with lead paint underneath. Nasty stuff.

  • i'm not landmarked. i;m at s/w corner of calf and armitage next to a gas station and every single family house on my block is covered with vinyl siding or has been torn down to make room for a three story condo. mine is one of the oldest, 1875..but is a craftsman's cottage (like a workers cottage but with a bit more inside detail)....not one of the ls boulevard beauties...but the side windows are all original. (front and back windows replaced with new ones long ago.)

5 days ago

Updated 10 hours ago

Five Point Holistic Health

Hi All - I just wanted to make everyone aware of a new business in the neighborhood that is a great resource for the community of Logan Square. Five Point Holistic Health is a community acupuncture clinic located on Fullerton just west of Kedzie that opened in May of 2014. I happened upon the clinic during a walk with my son over the past weekend and set an appointment for last night. Community-style acupuncture treatments cost only $25.00 per treatment...

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Hi All - I just wanted to make everyone aware of a new business in the neighborhood that is a great resource for the community of Logan Square. Five Point Holistic Health is a community acupuncture clinic located on Fullerton just west of Kedzie that opened in May of 2014. I happened upon the clinic during a walk with my son over the past weekend and set an appointment for last night. Community-style acupuncture treatments cost only $25.00 per treatment (first treatment adds $10.00), and private appointments are available if wanted/needed. I am a licensed acupuncturist myself, and I've experienced acupuncture in many different environments. I had a great experience last night during my appointment and will be back. If you are at all interested in trying acupuncture and/or Chinese herbal medicine as a treatment option for yourself, I highly recommended checking this place out. In my opinion, a good, professional and affordable clinic that offers alternative medicine will only enhance the sustainability and enjoyability of our community! http://www.fivepointholistichealth.com/

  • Deb R 60641 resident 40 + yrs.

    Loganparkcat, custom orthodics for your shoes can also relieve those symptoms. That's what I had made and it made a world of difference for me. If you have medical insurance, they should help cover the cost too.

  • i have an appointment with a podiatrist too...i'm trying anything...

10 hours ago

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3 days ago

Updated 11 hours ago

Blue Can - Recycle Service

A quick neighborhood survey: How often does the blue cans get emptied in your neck of the woods?

As of late it's been erratic in my neighborhood--sometime up to takes 3 weeks to get collected. I call 311 and I am impressed that it gets picked up within a day or 2. Does anyone have insight why they don't come on a weekly basis? And how it can be set up to do so?

  • Bearmosa Resident of Hermosa

    Mine is consistently picked up every other Monday. As others have said, they are getting more particular about following what is recyclable. I take care when packing the bins, but I did get dinged for having a bit of Styrofoam in there once.

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    What does it mean dinged for having styrofoam? Does that mean the yellow stickers are a ticket with a fine?

13 hours ago

  • 5 stars out of 5: Paladar on Yelp

5 days ago

Updated 20 hours ago

Moms Group/ Play Group in Bucktown or Logan Sq?

I am a new stay at home mom w/ a 1 yr old boy. I'm wondering if theres a play group in my area we can join?

  • There's a weekly playgroup that meets at Brentano Elementary which is in Logan Square near Diversey and the interstate. I've never been since my kids are older and in school all day but it sounds like a great group.

  • Every Kate new mom, park walker

    I run the Brentano playgroup. It IS fun for the little guys and a nice way to meet other Logan Square parents (thanks for the shout out Chiayu). It's every Monday from 10 to noon at Brentano Elementary, 2723 N. Fairfield Ave. Enter through the main door, sign-in in the...

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    I run the Brentano playgroup. It IS fun for the little guys and a nice way to meet other Logan Square parents (thanks for the shout out Chiayu). It's every Monday from 10 to noon at Brentano Elementary, 2723 N. Fairfield Ave. Enter through the main door, sign-in in the office and we are in room 117. I have a 1 year old and a 3 year old who both really enjoy it and there are lots of kids clustered around the 13-18 month range. Message me if you have any questions.

Sep 07

Updated 22 hours ago

Karen Lewis trying to run for mayor

Someone is canvassing the neighborhood collecting signatures for Karen Lewis, president of the Chicago Teacher's Union, to be added to the mayoral ballot.

  • I just threw up in my mouth a little.

  • @LoganSquareDad--- In your first post, you say that you'd spend more money on teachers and schools when their performance warrants it. But later you say that great education starts with culture, parents who value education and teach their children to, as well. I agree with the latter, but which do...

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    @LoganSquareDad--- In your first post, you say that you'd spend more money on teachers and schools when their performance warrants it. But later you say that great education starts with culture, parents who value education and teach their children to, as well. I agree with the latter, but which do you really believe in?? Teachers can (and most of them do!) work their a**es off for their kids, but if the kids don't have their parents as their FIRST and FOREMOST teachers, how can teachers succeed across the board and up to the standards they are held to? It is a team effort- you cannot have successful schools without parents doing their jobs- you need to remember that!

Sep 15

Updated 24 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.

  • Yes, I'm wondering the same thing. Also, I noticed that there's a lot sectioned off at the corner of Western and Milwaukee for sale...

Jun 02

Updated 25 hours ago

"Fresh Market" on Western, formerly known as Danny's

Does anyone know anything about the "Fresh Market" being built on Western? It's at about Western and Shakespeare, across from a small strip mall. It seems to have been in the works for a while, not quite sure if they're making too much progress. I live nearby but wanted to see if anyone had the inside scoop.

Thanks!

  • Joselito,
    I will absolutely post it on the site. Thanks for the feedback. I am usually there in the mornings during the week and feel free to stop by and have a look. Also please check out our facebook page. www.facebook.com/freshmarketplaceIL

  • Hey Paul,
    I'm really excited about your new location, it's right across the street from me! Do you have any updates about opening? Sorry to hear about the grease fire set back.

25 hours ago

28 hours ago

Save the Logan Square Monument, get cool poster.

Limited-Run Sale of Vintage Poster to Help Save the Logan Square 'Eagle' via @DNAinfoCHI http://dnain.fo/1ponvvM

31 hours ago

Woman missing since Thursday from Logan Square

http://voices.suntimes.com/news/breaking-news/woman-missing-since-thursday-from-logan-square/

Woman missing since Thursday from Logan Square

Police are searching for a woman who went missing Thursday from the Logan Square neighborhood on the Northwest Side.

Guadulupe Millin, 59, was upset when she left her home in the 3600 block of West Diversey, and has not contacted her family since, according to a missing person alert from Chicago Police.

Millin is described as a 5-foot-3, 160-pound Hispanic woman with brown eyes, brown and gray hair, and a fair complexion. She was last seen wearing a dark brown blouse, blue jeans and sandals, police said.

Anyone with information should call Area North detectives at (312) 744-8200.

Jul 18

Updated 32 hours ago

Spray painted sidewalks?

Anyone know what "improvements" are planned for the north side of Wrightwood? Sidewalks and street marked up with spray paint from Avers to at least Kimball.

  • Milli 3 year Logan Square resident

    They are installing 4,209 feet of 8" watermain. The old pipe dates back to 1896. All questions and comments should be directed to Tom LaPorte at 312-742-1029.

  • Seth Logan Square resident for 13+ years

    Thanks for the information, Milli. Is there somewhere online where the public can see status updates and the like?

3 days ago

Updated 32 hours ago

Bogus parking ticket in Logan Square

I got a ticket in the mail yesterday for $100 claiming I was parked on a bus stop on California Ave and Logan. I never park there. I have a text message thread on my phone from that day where I was meeting a client several blocks away from there to pick up a key from her..like literally within minutes of supposedly getting this ticket. I remember that day and I had no reason to be or park on California....

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I got a ticket in the mail yesterday for $100 claiming I was parked on a bus stop on California Ave and Logan. I never park there. I have a text message thread on my phone from that day where I was meeting a client several blocks away from there to pick up a key from her..like literally within minutes of supposedly getting this ticket. I remember that day and I had no reason to be or park on California. There is no picture printed on the ticket or online that I can see and obviously I never got a hard copy on my windshield. I'm contesting..not sure if I'll get anywhere as the only proof I have is some text messages setting up to meet with my client at that time. I suppose she can vouch for me but not sure if that even has any weight. Anyone gotten a similar ticket lately? Just wondering if a cop is running around giving bogus tickets or if maybe my license plate number got transposed or something with the actual car at fault. Really frustrating!

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    What does that mean tossed? If the ticket was dismissed and you are still angry...take the ticket and see the id # of the ticket issuer.
    Make a complaint to the department that issued top person, then to Administrative Hearing, and letterforthemayor@cityofchicago.org It is important that the heads of those...

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    What does that mean tossed? If the ticket was dismissed and you are still angry...take the ticket and see the id # of the ticket issuer.
    Make a complaint to the department that issued top person, then to Administrative Hearing, and letterforthemayor@cityofchicago.org It is important that the heads of those departments protect citizens from ABUSE OF POWER... If you don't do these steps...it is you who collectively allow bad civil servants to retain their jobs. Think! you will be paying them until they die if they reach pension age.

    If you don't have the ticket perhaps you can foia the parking ticket department with a range of dates and your plates and get the info.

  • ld2

    Years ago when we first moved to the city we got a ticket for no city sticker our first week. The law is you have 30 days to obtain one (at least it was back then). We contested by mail with evidence of our least out of town, our new...

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    Years ago when we first moved to the city we got a ticket for no city sticker our first week. The law is you have 30 days to obtain one (at least it was back then). We contested by mail with evidence of our least out of town, our new lease in Chicago and moving receipts and we lost.

    I was so livid, I contacted Pam Zekman at CBS 2 and our case was one featured on a news story about bogus tickets. We ended up having to sue the city for our money back. We ended up winning our case and they also had to pay all our court costs. My wife was unemployed at the time so we had nothing but spare time to fight it but it did take a lot of time and effort on our part. They simply bank on people being too busy to fight tickets.

    Moral of the story, even the ALJ's in this city are dirty and there's no guarantee they'll reverse your ticket even if you're right, but definitely fight in person.

Sep 09

Updated 32 hours ago

Airplane Noise Complaints

Has anyone else noticed the increased number of loud airplanes overhead over the past couple months? I'm no expert in aviation, but it seems unnecessary that there is such an increase in noise pollution from these planes when Buck town/Wicker Park is ~15 miles from the airport. What gives? Does anyone have ideas on how to make our voice heard?

  • I've been noticing the same thing as well. It doesn't really bother me, but was scratching my head. My guess was a change of flight path. Remember 15miles isn't very far when your going a few 100 mph

  • Jon Banks supervisor banks

    Is the new runway at O'Hare in use yet? Perhaps that's the cause of the increased airplane noise

6 days ago

Updated 32 hours ago

Rahm's 1st jumbo LED billboard going up right now

Rahm's 1st jumbo LED billboard going up in Bucktown today.
This was billed as an income-generator for Chicago but turns out its not.

If you're not happy about it- remind him by voting him out on Feb 24th.
In the meantime, if you live by one of these, its time to order room-darkening curtains!

view pics here: http://imgur.com/a/xwlHu#0

  • Agree with No yolk. Rahm has no problem putting extremely bright signs in the neighborhoods, but thinks they don't belong downtown because of light pollution. Why is it light pollution downtown, but not up here? There are plenty of nice skyline views up here that are now blocked by ugly signs.

  • They put one in at Milwaukee and Division, while perhaps not city sanctioned, the thing is bright. If they had some intelligence about them, where they were like your phone an dimmed in the dark as not to blind you, they would be tolerable in my eyes (no pun intended). Instead they are 100% bright all day every day.

34 hours ago

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2 days ago

Updated 35 hours ago

Police Activity

Anyone know what was going on near Kedzie/Altgeld this morning? I saw 9 police cars outside of 2348-ish N. Kedzie while walking my dog around 7:45 this morning.

  • Didn't seem like a roll call. There were 7 cars when I walked by initially, then 2 cars came flying down Kedzie with lights and sirens on.

  • No roll call.

37 hours ago

4 days ago

Updated 45 hours ago

Handyman needed for a small roofing job

We have been searching for a few weeks to find someone for a small roofing job - to seal around a few stack pipes, and cap one (2 story single family home). We were told that this job should take less than 30 minutes, but because it's the end of roofing season, everyone is busy and only taking big ticket jobs. The last guy to come out said to make it worth his time, it would be $600-700. Everyblock has given folks some great advice, so I thought I would give it a shot! Thank you in advance for any suggestions!

  • margv Margaret

    We had a problem finding someone to put a cap on last fall, same issue with small project. I got Lindholm roofing to come out, it was a really quick job ended up costing just under $300 I believe- more than I thought it should've but they were really the only people I could get out anytime soon. They were prompt and professional and worked out well.
    http://www.lindholmroofing.com

  • Thanks so much, Margv! We used them in the past, as few years ago, and I don't know why we didn't think to try them again.

4 days ago

Updated 46 hours ago

Landscaper Recommendation

Hey all,

My landlord is looking for recommendations for someone who can come out and do simple yard work (mow the lawn, trim the hedges, etc). Anyone have any recommendations? Nothing too fancy, but must be able to bring their own equipment.

  • Megan60622 Humbolt Park Resident

    Try MT Lawncare - they're great !

  • C. M. D. Avondale Triangle resident

    We've used Dynamic Landscaping for years - very reliable, reasonable prices, they do yard maintenance, storm cleanup, gutter cleaning, etc. 773-774-2447

  • Craig Coleman at (872) 600-7840 is who I use. Very happy with him.

Jul 15

Updated 47 hours ago

Fresh Market Place Open Date?

Hello! Does anyone know when the Fresh Market Place on Western (about three blocks north of Armitage) is set to open?

  • Paul I'm sooooo excited I live right around the corner from the store. The company I work for is on the corner and we are happy because we are always looking for something to eat in the mornings. Paul by curiosity are you guys taking applications my son is 19 looking for work. Please keep me posted Thank you!

  • Hey Paul,
    I live a few blocks away from the new market place that would be opening some time soon. I was wondering if fresh market place was hiring? I am 16 years old. Looking for a part time job. ~ Thanks

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Meet a neighbor ...

Come visit us today for our Garage sale . Most items under $5.
3537 W Lyndale Street (drake & lyndale)
Open until 4.

  • Great meeting you guys today! Thanks for the great deals!

  • Chandler Logan Square Resident

    It's been a great day . Thanks . Kids are still hanging out trying to sell stuff :) We met some knew friends and saw some other familiar faces too . Good times .

Sep 12

Updated 2 days 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.

  • thedom Chicagoan

    Wow.

  • Dammit! I unsubscribed to this stupid thread but I keep getting notifications of all your stupid comments. GRRRRR!

Jun 01

Updated 2 days ago

Glass Shower Enclosure

Does anyone have any recommendations for a contractor who installs custom shower glass doors? Thanks!

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Snow Removal Recommendations?

small lot...front/back and (I think it is called the 'gangway'?) down the side of the house to the alley. This past year made me reconsider getting a service!

  • many landscapers also do snow removal

  • C. M. D. Avondale Triangle resident

    Our lawn service does snow removal too. Very reliable company, reasonable prices, we've been customers for about 6 years. Dynamic Landscaping, 773-774-2447.

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