7 hours ago

Updated 12 min 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!

Jul 23

Updated 29 min ago

Is that your dog?

We just saw a white with tan spots female chihuahua running loose around Central Park and Schubert. Wearing no collar or tags. She was timid but friendly and wouldn't let us get close enough to pick her up.
Just a heads up, hopefully she wasn't too far from home! :(

  • CC

    There is a sign in Palmer square for a do that fits that description.

  • Just saw a pup fitting this description on central park and Dickens

3 days ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Need to find a new home for my 2 cats

Hello,
So I need to find a new, loving home for my 2 cats. I have a newborn, a 3 yr old & just went back to work, keeping up with my fur babies is getting to be too much for me.

Monkey is a black, long haired boy. He's a sweetheart, loves to be loved. He is very lazy (but what cat isnt) and extremely friendly.
Buttons is a black/white short hair girl. She's also friendly and like to play.

I adopted them as kittens 5 yrs ago and would like to keep them together if possible.

Please email me if you're interested.

thanks

10 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

free: couple dozen vintage bricks

small pile of vintage bricks in the calf/armitage area. most are pieces but there are maybe a dozen or two whole vintage bricks if you have a project...PM me...free for the taking.

11 hours ago

Updated 1 hour 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?

  • Susan S. resident

    It's every 2 weeks. Here's this year's schedule: https://www.cityofchicago.org/content/dam/city/depts/streets/supp_info/Recycling/Recycling%20PDFdocs2014/BlueCartRecyclingSchedule2014.pdf . Looks like they don't want to pin down a day of the week, but you should be able to count on the week at least.

  • Deb R 60641 resident 40 + yrs.

    Blue carts are picked up every other week usually on the same day of the week. For example, when ours was initially set up, we were told it would be Wednesday and it was. Then, stickers were put on the cans and letters sent out by the alderman to let...

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    Blue carts are picked up every other week usually on the same day of the week. For example, when ours was initially set up, we were told it would be Wednesday and it was. Then, stickers were put on the cans and letters sent out by the alderman to let us know it was changed to Thursday. So now, every other Thursday, the blue cart is emptied. If you don't know which day of the week it is, call your alderman's office. He should be able to tell you or give you the phone number of someone who can. Blue Cart pick-up definitely runs on a schedule.

28 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Lost dog found at Point / Francis

Hi I'm posting on behalf of a neighbor who found this cute pup. He has a collar but no tags. If he has gone missing from your home message me and I'll forward you the contact info of our concerned neighbor (she doesn't have EveryBlock)

Thanks!

3 hours ago

26 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Find a set of keys? My dad (visiting from Ohio) lost his somewhere...

Hey all, my dad is visiting this weekend from Ohio, and somehow lost his keys. My sister and I think they may be in or near Unity Park. He's staying on St. Louis. Let me know if you find a set of keys somewhere? Thank you!

  • Sorry, actually somewhere near Palmer Square Park, not Unity.

  • Liz

    Hi Martha, I saw that someone in Palmer park found keys. They wrote their number in chalk with a note. Good luck! Sorry I didn't take down the number!

6 hours ago

Ground Control Shoes innovating prosthetics and lives of amputees

Groundcontrolshoes.com we hope to make Chicago proud while we work towards funding our project

23 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Gun shots

Did anyone hear shots around logan blvd or Milwaukee? I want to call the cop but I don't hv any info apart from the possible sound.

  • There were some fireworks being shot off by a house party on Albany just south of Dickens last night; They had about two rounds of mortars and a few little bursts of firecrackers, but they weren't shooting off anything past 10PM.

  • Unfortunately, this morning was definitely gun shots

32 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Tradespeople Recommendations in Logan/Bucktown?

Our move to Logan Square is approaching and it's time to start lining up trades people... anybody have recommendations for: wood floor refinishing, interior painting, cabinet refinishing, general handymen that service the Logan/Bucktown area?

2 days ago

Updated 9 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?

  • Join cheersformoms.com- there's tons of meet ups and playgroups for Buckown and Logan as well as other neighborhoods in the city. It's a great group for moms!

  • 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.

Aug 03

Updated 10 hours ago

Free Vintage Chicago Bricks

Approximately 1000 vintage Chicago Bricks
Wish I had a use for them, but I don't
Come and pick them up!
mitchellronit@gmail.com

thanks

33 hours ago

Updated 11 hours ago

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!

12 hours ago

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2 days ago

Updated 13 hours ago

Donation pick-up?

Hi there, it seems that organizations that used to pick up at my house (near Kimball/Wrightwood) no longer do so. Full disclosure: I'm too lazy to drop off and like the tax write-off perk that comes with donation, so I am missing these pick-ups (VVA/Amvets/Purple Heart/Cancer Federation have all responded that they no longer pick up in my neighborhood). Anybody know of anything? If not I guess I resort back to Free Stuff (and accompanying flakes) on CL and the Mysterious Alley People and forgo my tax deductions.

  • LD

    thanks all - lots of options offered, maybe I donate stuff and get a tax break w/out much effort after all :)

  • I second donating to Howard Brown's "The Brown Elephant". They are a great organization here in Chicago.

35 hours ago

Updated 13 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.

33 hours ago

Updated 15 hours ago

Home cleaning service needed.

Can anyone give me a referral for quality and affordable home cleaning service? Recently moved here. I've tried a couple of larger companies (manic maids and merry maids) and not only they are overpriced but cleaning quality is subpar. Suggestions are much appreciated!

  • AMG

    Try doing a search on this site. It's been asked many times and our neighbors have given some great suggestions.

    good luck!

  • Grace Housekeeper

    I have many years of experience and many long time clients who would gladly provide referrals. I can provide you with a free estimate at your preferred date and time. Please feel free to call me at 773-858-0926

  • http://www.maidforchicago.com
    We use this group for our 2 bed 2 bath and 3 shedding dogs. Always get 2 ladies and we always have had excellent communication with the owner. He has come by a few times to check on their work. Very nice. Average price. Far above average cleaning.

19 hours ago

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3 days ago

Updated 24 hours ago

Red Ford Focus stolen at around 5pm, Tuesday at Logan and California.

My car was stolen this afternoon. I ran out of gas while making a left turn onto California from Logan. Two kind people helped stop traffic and push me to the north side of California, across the street from the Starbucks. It was a large black man and a small black woman who helped me push the car. They checked that I had help and left me. I immediately started walking south to the gas station on Fullerton and California....

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My car was stolen this afternoon. I ran out of gas while making a left turn onto California from Logan. Two kind people helped stop traffic and push me to the north side of California, across the street from the Starbucks. It was a large black man and a small black woman who helped me push the car. They checked that I had help and left me. I immediately started walking south to the gas station on Fullerton and California. I was gone about ten minutes. When I returned it was gone, though a hubcap was still on the sidewalk.

The person I talked to at the police station said that it is likely that someone perhaps with a tow truck saw it was broken down and took it. It would have been very hard to get gas for it and steal it in the time I was gone. I do have all the keys.

If anyone was in the area at the time or saw anything suspicious, please let me know. Thank you so much.

  • I have to admit..I really liked this thread...it started out for me 'OH NO!!!!' and now it is a good ending and a great story...

  • My friends have agreed that this would make a really corny plot for a badly written sitcom. Glad my good fortune and good neighbors also happens to be so entertaining!

    I had to explain it to the police officers today, to cancel my police report. They only laughed at me a little.

25 hours ago

Your Pet's Wellness Pet Healthcare business

I can't recommend this business and Dr. Jessica Miller enough for their warm, patient, empathetic and personal attention when we had to make a hard and very, very sad decision for our beloved cat, Emma. She was kind, accommodating, efficient, respectful, gentle and lovely as she helped us say goodbye to our girl.

3 days ago

Updated 27 hours ago

  • KJ

    The neighborhood does need more studios and one bedroom apartments. It is still easy (now) to find an affordable place to live if you have two people but if it is just you, the options are really limited. Not sure if the new construction is going to address that or...

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    The neighborhood does need more studios and one bedroom apartments. It is still easy (now) to find an affordable place to live if you have two people but if it is just you, the options are really limited. Not sure if the new construction is going to address that or if their prices will be really high for these one bedrooms but there are very few one bedrooms in this neighborhood in general.

    While I think it makes sense that the mega mall needs to go, I am also a renter and wonder how it will affect me once we start getting more retail, which the neighborhood needs unless you shop just at thrift stores or Shop and Save type of places. I also am pretty far from the Mega Mall though as well, so I don't think it would even affect me all that soon. Plus, my friend works at a big architecture firm that was asked to do a mock up for it possibly, and she said it would take 4-5 years anyway to be open for business for such a big project, especially if they have to build a parking deck.

  • Thanks for the correction, Anton Cermak. Whatever it is, it looks like phoney and cheap closeup.

28 hours ago

SOX / LoganSquares JAMES CALLAHAN pitched 1st NO HITTER AmericanLeague 9/20/1902

102 years ago September 20, 1902: Logan Squares player & White Sox Pitcher NIXEY CALLAHAN (James Joseph Callahan) pitched FIRST NO HIT GAME in American Baseball League history as Chicago beat Detroit. Callahan played for and coached our Logan Squares semi pro team, and was namesake for Callahans Baseball Field (from 1900-1925) Milwaukee Ave at Sawyer.
Callahan played for the Philadelphia Phillies (1894)
Chicago Colts (1897)
Chicago Orphans (Cubs) (1898-1900)
Chicago White Stockings (1901-1903)
Chicago White Sox (1904-1905; 1909-1913) He...

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102 years ago September 20, 1902: Logan Squares player & White Sox Pitcher NIXEY CALLAHAN (James Joseph Callahan) pitched FIRST NO HIT GAME in American Baseball League history as Chicago beat Detroit. Callahan played for and coached our Logan Squares semi pro team, and was namesake for Callahans Baseball Field (from 1900-1925) Milwaukee Ave at Sawyer.
Callahan played for the Philadelphia Phillies (1894)
Chicago Colts (1897)
Chicago Orphans (Cubs) (1898-1900)
Chicago White Stockings (1901-1903)
Chicago White Sox (1904-1905; 1909-1913) He also managed the Sox (1904- shared with Fielder Jones; and 1911-1913). Callahan shifted from right hand pitcher to infield and outfield during his versatile playing career. Callahan played for semipro team "Logan Squares" and managed LSquares after Sox career.
PHOTOS
Callahan (1907) in LOGAN SQUARES uniform
Callahan (1905) close up in White Sox uniform
Callahan (1909) Sox uniform
Callahan (1912) Sox Manager

Aug 24

Updated 28 hours ago

Violin and /or cello teacher wanted

I am looking for an experienced private violin and cello teacher for my kids that could come to our house in Bucktown/ wicker park.
Both kids have 4 and 3 years experience and are respectively 7 and 6 years old.

2 days ago

Updated 30 hours ago

Logan Square Eat

Just moved to Logan Square and have heard repeatedly that this area has the vest food in the city! I'm excited!! What are some faves we should know about?? Thanks!!

  • Brandon G Brewer. Engineer. Human.

    LD, I go to Diamond for my Ethiopian fix, but not often cause that is a hike.

  • Brandon G Brewer. Engineer. Human.

    Kelly B, Orbit Rooms' Mac and Cheese is the best in the city. I usually get it with blackened chicken, and add a little Sriracha. It's big enough for two people to share.

3 days ago

Updated 31 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?

2 days ago

Updated 32 hours ago

GQ Magazine Gave a Shout Out to Logan Square Drinking Establishments

Watch out for well-dressed drunkards swarming to the neighborhood. GQ Magazine named Chicago America's Best Drinking City for 2014. Probably nothing you didn't already know but it's nice to see more national recognition for our lovely neighborhood:
http://www.gq.com/food-travel/201409/chicago-officially-the-greatest-place-in-america-to-drink#slide=18

2 days ago

Updated 32 hours ago

Custom Blue Bike stolen in Logan Square

Please be on the lookout for this bike, second one stolen in 2 years. Already posted in the Stolen Bike Registry and filed a police report. More info about the bike here: http://chicago.stolenbike.org/node/195867

  • Thanks! @J.Smith I have been going down the list on the chain link site. Thanks for your support and message!

  • I'm sorry to hear that your bicycle was stolen! I see that the bike was locked with a cable and padlock. I highly suggest getting a high-quality U-lock for your next bike. Those seem to deter thieves more.

2 days ago

Updated 34 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/

  • I can't speculate on how the practitioners at this particular clinic will address lower back pain, however in my experience all back pain can effectively be treated in a reclining chair with points other than those on the back (and without needing to disrobe at all), so a community type treatment could certainly work.

  • LoganK Livin it up...

    Thanks, Jill. My degenerated discs are L4/L5 and they're pretty bad (genetic and 8 years of year-round volleyball are to thank). I've had some excellent deep tissue massages and I've had enough physical therapy to know exactly what stretches to incorporate into my daily work outs but when discs are...

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    Thanks, Jill. My degenerated discs are L4/L5 and they're pretty bad (genetic and 8 years of year-round volleyball are to thank). I've had some excellent deep tissue massages and I've had enough physical therapy to know exactly what stretches to incorporate into my daily work outs but when discs are degenerated so severely, very little will help a certain type of pain. Thankfully, that level of pain isn't around daily but if I can find a holistic preventative measure in addition to the yoga, swimming, stretching, etc. then I'm all for it. I'm not opposed to private or group, which ever will deliver the best results. Thanks again, guys.

2 days ago

Updated 34 hours ago

Plumber recommendations?

Can anyone recommend a good affordable plumber? Thanks

34 hours ago

'Three Strikes is Enough,' Alderman Says of Troubled Bucktown Club

At the meeting at City Hall, police said that one security guard at Los Recuerdos, 2315 W. Fullerton Ave., was arrested on a warrant while working, and in another incident, a guard stood by as a gang member opened fire on cars in front of the club.

36 hours ago

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37 hours ago

Meet a new neighbor and buy buy buy !

My family is purging :) want to do a good deed and help us get rid of it all? Best case : you meet a new neighbor and take home something new and cool Sunday from 10-4 pm. On the corner of drake and lyndale . All items in great condition, recently laundered , stain free , smoke free . You name it , we have it . My hope is to have less stuff by the end of the weekend and maybe meet some new neighbors in the process .
See you Sunday
3537 w lyndale street.

2 days ago

Updated 37 hours ago

Sawyer/wrightwood street lights out STILL??

Okay maybe someone posted about this already. It's been I feel a couple weeks now that the street lights have been out on Sawyer between Atlgeld and Wrightwood. Now I don't come home late at night often but when I do I certainly don't feel safe not being able to have a well lit safe street to park and walk on. I already called the aldermans about this. Anyone hear anything????

  • C. M. D. Avondale Triangle resident

    Call your alderman. With I'd usual stunning foresight, the city did not hook 311 directly into Streets and Sanitation (the people who change streeights, fill potholes, paint over graffiti...) and it takes quite a while for 311 to get their paperwork over to S&S. Your alderman, however, can dispatch a S&S crew immediately to handle the issue.

  • I put in a 311 request but when I go to check the status it says the ticket doesn't exist. =\

    They are out beyond Altgeld-Wrightwood as well, at least 2400-2600 and possibly further south, I didn't wander around in the dark to check.

43 hours ago

3 days ago

Updated 45 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.

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

    It should be allowed IMH as long as it's a person and not a huge realtor/rental agency. There are often posts for people looking exactly for this on EB (as well as good places to eat, drink, do on weekends, etc.). As a landlord myself I often think about posting here (my tenants are thankfully long term so I haven't yet had the need). Perhaps this should be something that could be allowed the future.

  • 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.

3 days ago

Updated 47 hours ago

Handyman Recommendation

Yeah, so, found some mold on a wall in my place, and had someone look at what is going on with it. I need to find a handyman to cut some drywall so we can see where it is coming from. Any recommendations?

2 days 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!

2 days ago

Water Shut-off tomorrow - West Wrightwood

In case our neighbors missed the memo (taped to front door): water will be off from 8AM-4PM (at latest) on and around Avers and Springfield.

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Kosciuszko Pool- Lap Swim

Any reviews on the Kosciuszko pool for adult lap swimming? I'm looking for a neighborhood spot to swim some laps this winter.

  • SLC

    I swim there occasionally--when you buy a park district lap swim pass, it's good at all of their pools. Compared to the other park district pools I've swam at, I'd say Koz has less than the average amenities but is still adequate. There are no lane lines, and there's no...

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    I swim there occasionally--when you buy a park district lap swim pass, it's good at all of their pools. Compared to the other park district pools I've swam at, I'd say Koz has less than the average amenities but is still adequate. There are no lane lines, and there's no sink or mirror or hand dryers/paper towels in the locker room. So if you go to the bathroom you have to wash your hands in the shower and dry your hands on your own towel. Forget about styling your hair or drying it. Not the end of the world, but not ideal either. The lack of lane lines has always unnerved me, and it seems like it would be a problem if the pool was really full, but I've never actually seen it get really full so maybe it's just not an issue. It's typically filled with more casual swimmers rather than competitive ones.

    And yeah, many of the park district locations do not update their schedules online promptly so it's always best to verify all the info you need to know while you're actually at the pool, especially around holidays or seasons changing.

    The first time I went, I was very confused about the layout--you walk straight ahead until you're actually inside the pool room, then show the lifeguard your lap swim pass, then proceed to the right for the women's locker room. (Most places you go in the locker room first.)

  • I used to swim at this Park District pool years ago and it was free. All Park District pools were free.

2 days ago

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