10 hours ago

Updated 8 min ago

Just say no to Dibs

Crack is wack. So is Dibs. Be a decent human being and neighbor; not a selfish oaf.

  • Melissa onto that little grassy median btw your car and the sidewalk. Throw it into the street and its pushed right back up against your vehicle courtesy of the City.

  • rogerparker- I've officially "unmuted" you from a year or so ago. Your comments have been very neighborly and helpful. Thanks.

7 hours ago

Updated 12 min ago

Shovel your walk

I like many people walk to the train or bus and don't appreciate slipping on ice that is caused by packed snow from not shoveling. If you can manage to shovel your own stairs and walk inside the fence you can shovel outside. And if you are unable to and you live in one of those nice new homes, hire someone to do it for you. Please and thank you.

  • i'm a single lady of a certain age, (and unlike blanche dubois i can't depend on the kindness of strangers)...i had one neighbor text me and say "help, i'm out of town" (i shoveled theirs, 3x) and another in her 30s who emerged to clear her porch but not her sidewalk (after i shoveled twice) i've pretty much given up today. i have to have one dry coat to commute to work tomorrow.

  • I preface this comment by saying I'm not tooting my own horn: After going out three times to shovel mine, my neighbors, the feral feeding station in an alley which was plowed-in, and another property with a feral colony feeding station/shelters, I am beat, with extreme prejudice. It sounds like...

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    I preface this comment by saying I'm not tooting my own horn: After going out three times to shovel mine, my neighbors, the feral feeding station in an alley which was plowed-in, and another property with a feral colony feeding station/shelters, I am beat, with extreme prejudice. It sounds like many others on here who have done more than their fair share are beat, too. There's nothing wrong with being done, even if tomorrow morning looks like you've done nothing. We really can't change the indifferent, uncultured behaviors of others. We can only do what we know is right. Enjoy the game.

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11 hours ago

Updated 48 min ago

Snow- Don't forget to shovel

Looks like a long day of snow and then blowing snow- don't forget to shovel your walk, check on your neighbors who might need help, and shovel your walk, and at least shovel a path on the street side of the walk for your neighbors who don't.

  • okay, i'm done. tried to be a good neighbor, but i have shoveled 5 times today (9, 11, 12, 1, 3:30). and with the blowing and snowing, there is little difference between my front (and the two neighbors i did) and those who shoveled 1x (two neighbors) and those who...

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    okay, i'm done. tried to be a good neighbor, but i have shoveled 5 times today (9, 11, 12, 1, 3:30). and with the blowing and snowing, there is little difference between my front (and the two neighbors i did) and those who shoveled 1x (two neighbors) and those who never shoveled (the non-profit business and one neighbor) ...three bags of salt, three sets of soaking wet clothes and coats, and had to mop due to snow/salt even though i have a mud room. yet come tomorrow i will be one of the "bad" neighbors chided on eb. would like to hear from someone who doesn't pay a service and doesn't have a snow blower, how/if they were able to keep up with the snow which when i was out at 3, blew 2 inches onto what i had shoveled literally 45 seconds before. i am on california, so it was drifting west to east, right onto what i had shoveled. and question 2 -- where does one go with the snow you are shoveling? ordinance specifies you have to shovel the full 5 feet, (from fence to curb) which means i had the option of trying to throw the snow over a fence (and into the wind) or onto the cars parked on the street that are probably going to get towed. i piled it as much as i could around the lightpole and tree (and those mounds are the only proof that i did shovel. can't tell by the sidewalk itself. ) A very frustrating "day off"...

  • my husband & I have been shoveling/snow blowing all - tell the snow to stop, enough already

33 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Gunshots at Diversey and Troy

Early this morning, around 5:00 AM, I awoke to the fire of gunshots (2 or 3) outside my window. I peeked out and saw three young men (one significantly taller than the other two) wearing dark stocking caps and sweatpants and sweatshirts (no coats) running east on the north side of Diversey Avenue and turning north onto Troy street (It was dark so I couldn't make out any facial features). The tall one and one of the shorter ones scrambled...

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Early this morning, around 5:00 AM, I awoke to the fire of gunshots (2 or 3) outside my window. I peeked out and saw three young men (one significantly taller than the other two) wearing dark stocking caps and sweatpants and sweatshirts (no coats) running east on the north side of Diversey Avenue and turning north onto Troy street (It was dark so I couldn't make out any facial features). The tall one and one of the shorter ones scrambled down Troy, while the third man came back to the corner, picked up items from the ground, peeked back around the corner and looked both ways down the street, and then ran back down Troy to join his companions. Unfortunately my window doesn't look far enough down the street to be able to tell where they had come from, or where the gunfire might have originated/been directed to. I did notify the police. Just wanted to give everybody a head's up!

  • Please report this to 911. Always! Thank you.

  • I'm on the block just north of Diversey on Troy. Thanks for posting this Jamie. I have a feeling I've seen these three individuals around the neighborhood as of late. I had a run-in with them at the McDonalds on Milwaukee, and they've been hanging around the JJ Peppers at...

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    I'm on the block just north of Diversey on Troy. Thanks for posting this Jamie. I have a feeling I've seen these three individuals around the neighborhood as of late. I had a run-in with them at the McDonalds on Milwaukee, and they've been hanging around the JJ Peppers at Kedzie. Three african-american males, in the 14-17 age range. Wearing stocking caps. One is definitely taller than the other two. My roommate has also seen them walking around smoking joints in the alley just north of Diversey as well. Not really sure what to make of it, but I just wanted to put that out there. I (obviously) have no hard evidence to link the two together, but my gut's telling me there's something about those three.

Jan 19

Updated 5 hours ago

Creepshow

Dear Neighbors, I debated whether or not to post this, but felt that maybe it could prevent something pretty ugly from happening to someone in the future. Last night I was, for lack of a better word, stalked by a man as I approached and walked through Palmer Square. First he drove up next to me as I walked, in a small, old grey beater of a car, and asked if I needed a ride. He was Latino with a...

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Dear Neighbors, I debated whether or not to post this, but felt that maybe it could prevent something pretty ugly from happening to someone in the future. Last night I was, for lack of a better word, stalked by a man as I approached and walked through Palmer Square. First he drove up next to me as I walked, in a small, old grey beater of a car, and asked if I needed a ride. He was Latino with a heavy accent. I said "No" and continued to walk on briskly. This did not satisfy this man, so he circled around the block and saw that I was going up a one-way street. He then circled again, so as to be able to cut through and cut me off at the next intersection. I did not realize he was going to do this and before I knew it, his car was once again near me. I continued to walk, and much to my amazement, he parked the car, exited the car, and began to approach me. He was a greasy looking, tiny little man and I could have easily karate chopped him in two, but, being wise and not knowing if he had a weapon, etc., etc., decided to use my voice to loudly yell for him to get away from me and that I was calling the cops (I also used the word, "police," in case he had a limited command of the English language and did not understand what the word "cops" meant). At first he either did not understand me (or believe me?) and continued to walk toward me, so I spoke louder and repeated myself, with my cell phone in my hand. He got the message and turned to walk back to his car, and after a minute turned the ignition, drove up a side street, turned around, and left. I was relieved, but also knew that it could have ended a lot worse. So, please be aware of your surroundings, and if you are walking alone, be wise and stay off your cell phone. I noticed many things last night because I had my full attention on what was happening around me.

  • Did you do a police report..please.....do you want to give us a description of the car/person?

  • WOW! Thanks so much for the warnings and pieces of advice! Karwasei, let's get together and meet whenever you are free and the weather gets better. We need people to talk to.
    This is nice but hard!!!😉

5 hours ago

Snow

Thanks to all the good neighbours out there helping today! This is shocking to me! Thanks

2 days ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Moreno's News Letter

I am receiving my 1st Ward Alderman (Moreno)'s newsletter for the first time.
The 1st one I received had THREE HUGE PICTURES of the Alderman (the 2nd only 2 and now with the third-back to THREE).
Take a look at Scott Waguespack-32nd Ward's newsletter and you will see what an informative newsletter actually looks like!!! and..what?..no pictures of him anywhere!
And Alderman, if you are reading this...when you responded to my post about your van being parked in a bus spot and 1/2 block of FoodSmart entrance..your response 'literally' threw your employee 'under the bus'. Disrespecting someone who works for you with that response? Shameful...and you represent the people in your ward????Really??

  • Jason W Lifelong Chicagoan

    Rudy, since you work for Moreno, you're in a good position to tell Mr. Muntaner not to threaten opponents with "repercussions."

  • Fortunately, (I think), I got mapped out of Bribby Joe's ward. He is a self serving, pocket lining sleaze, I hope he looses.

27 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

New in town

Me and my husband just moved in from Europe and it is difficult. We do not know anybody and this weather is also hard to handle. We are looking forward to meeting new people and enjoy life in Chicago!

  • PetParent Founder of Pets Are Like Family

    Welcome to Chicago. It is a wonderful city, especially in the summer. Just a few more months till then. Until then, explore and enjoy your neighorhood. You live in a great part of the city.

  • Welcome! Where in Europe did you come from? Like PetParent said, the summers here are wonderful. In a few months winter will be a distant memory. For right now, just have the right clothing and you'll be ok. There is plenty to do in the winter too. Use this time of year to check out the museums, the ice skating ribbon at Maggie Daley Park, and all of the great bars, restaurants, theaters, and music venues in the city. Chicago Magazine is a great source of things to do.

Dec 02

Updated 7 hours ago

Spotted - White Rabbit

I spotted this cute little guy at Albany and Diversey (on the south side of Diversey) today munching on some grass. He's clearly a pet and needs to be rescued! I'll leave work early today to try to catch him, but if you see him - grab him. And let anyone know who's missing a rabbit that we last saw him at 9:00AM here.

  • Well last night and the night before there was a white rabbit with red eyes in our back yard. Sorry I didn't get a picture. We fed him/her celery, kale and carrots. Carrots definitely were favored. It had a gash on it's side. We tried to capture it but we...

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    Well last night and the night before there was a white rabbit with red eyes in our back yard. Sorry I didn't get a picture. We fed him/her celery, kale and carrots. Carrots definitely were favored. It had a gash on it's side. We tried to capture it but we don't know rabbits and didn't want to force anything. It wouldn't come to us and would run away. We saw a white rabbit from our 3rd floor a couple yards over awhile ago and just figured it was someone in that house's pet. But know one was around. What's going on folks?

  • Fuarain CTA rider, walker, animal person

    lots of people think they can let their pet rabbits loose and they'll survive. They won't. Neither do wild rabbits make good pets.

    Red Door Animal Shelter accepts unwanted rabbits. Animal Control accepts stray and unwanted rabbits, as well as injured or orphaned wild rabbits. Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation accepts wild rabbits, but they're far out in the burbs so may be hard to get in touch with.

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2 days ago

Updated 10 hours ago

Great daycare

Hello everyone, I would like to know if you would be able to spread the word around that this great daycare just opened called The Nurture Nook and we are looking for families who are instrested in having their child in daycare..we range from ages 6 weeks to three years old. We are looking to fill up our older classroom ages 15 months to 3 years old. So if you know anybody who is instrested... They can come over for a tour.. The address is 2151 W Armitage. Thanks

2 days ago

Updated 10 hours ago

2600 N. Richmond - home burglarized while people home

My friend's house on the 2600 block of N. Richmond was broken into this week during the evening hours. The kids were upstairs asleep, while the babysitter watched TV on the first floor. They climbed up a back balcony and broke into through the 2nd floor into the master bedroom. The babysitter heard something, went upstairs and they ran out the way they came in. The same night their neighbors garage was broken into. Anyone else in this area hear of a crimes happening that aren't being reported? There has also been some strong arm robberies in the area (linked below). WTH!?!?!

Call the police if ANYTHING or ANYONE looks suspicious!

http://abc7chicago.com/news/police-warn-of-strong-arm-robberies-in-logan-square/491725/

4 days ago

Updated 11 hours ago

THE PAC ATTACK

I have heard aldermanic candidates bashed in this forum for accepting PAC monies. Here's the truth, candidates scrape together money to run their campaign, especially when they are not an incumbent. Many times, PACs will go to the website, click the link and donate. Boom-a Pac has supported a candidate. Is this wag the dog behavior? Does this mean that that candidate is tethered to the PAC and will do their bidding if elected? Of course not! Anyone can donate...

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I have heard aldermanic candidates bashed in this forum for accepting PAC monies. Here's the truth, candidates scrape together money to run their campaign, especially when they are not an incumbent. Many times, PACs will go to the website, click the link and donate. Boom-a Pac has supported a candidate. Is this wag the dog behavior? Does this mean that that candidate is tethered to the PAC and will do their bidding if elected? Of course not! Anyone can donate to a fund. Let's look at the alternative-a new candidate has received a PAC contribution. This PAC is controversial. Should they spend time, energy and resources processing refunds of much needing funding to run the campaign?,... or just hope that common sense will prevail when people are perusing through the campaign contributors. UMMMM-common sense maybe? And seriously if this is the only negative thing you hear about a candidate it's probably because there is nothing else bad to say about them.

When a liquor establishment contributes to a fund does it mean the candidates an alcoholic? This is tantamount to assuming that a candidate who takes money from Walgreens is seeking prescription drugs illegally. Crazy right?!

I encourage you skeptics to go to the state board of elections candidate contributions. Look at who is accepting money from whom, and then imagine you are a conspiracy theorist and want to write bad things about the candidate based on contributors. Voila! You have lots of ammo. You could fabricate stories like crazy because, chances are, there are contributors that are not perfect,... or that have enemies, ...or that do not conform to certain ideals Don't let these forums and this bashing dictate your vote. Educate yourself and make your own decisions!! ...and if you read this-thanks for the few minutes of your time have a great day!

  • You can take the high road or the low road where PAC donations are concerned ... problem is many incumbents have lost their way just following the Mayor's road, some of them for decades.

  • Glad to hear Campaign Financing Reform is on the radar screen. Matt, you are 100% right, as long Republicans and Democrats are running the show real change will never come. We need to vote in non establishment parties that can run on the platform of change. The old guard can't/ won't.

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18 hours ago

Bright lights?

Logan and California, might be the reflecting light from the snow, but is that Budweiser billboard really creating that bright of a blue-ish light from the highway/Western? It's past midnight, I can only imagine it gets more annoying further east...

Jan 22

Updated 18 hours ago

too early?

At what time are the construction guys supposed to start working ??? They are working on the Water project by Kimball/Palmer..

  • When they were expanding the Kennedy years ago , they worked 24 hours, alongside housing.

  • Craig Born and raised in the city.

    311 is useless. Plus 311 can't do anything in this situation. Call 911 to have the police come out. 7am is the start time.

Jan 20

Updated 22 hours ago

Logan Pets out of business

I just received this email today about Logan Pets going out of business. I am so upset and disappointed. The owners are wonderful people and this was a rare location where my 13 year old dog loved to be groomed.

  • Fuarain CTA rider, walker, animal person

    oh cool! Dr. Stricker is great - she used to work at Banfield! I hope they continue the retail side, so I can get fancy dog food without going all the way to Pet Supplies Plus.

  • Fuarain, I know salon dog on fullerton also carries the fancy food. They have many varieties, I stop in and get my Taste of the wild there.

26 hours ago

Jan 12

Updated 30 hours ago

Anyone catch the 1st Ward Debate last week?

I'm new to the First Ward...and found out about the debate too late...checking the candidates' web pages, i don't feel like I know much about who they are and why they are running.... (Moreno, the incumbent who has had a couple people knock on my door; Rhonda Locke, who once worked for Moreno now running against him; Anne Shaw, who has a couple police endorsements; and Andrew Hamilton, a red-headed lawyer with a facebook page.) Did anyone attend/watch the debate? Or have an opinion as to which is the best candidate (or if any have a chance against an incumbent?)

3 days ago

Updated 32 hours ago

What the *!!##?? is happening?

Anyone hear about a woman raped by SAcramento and Schubert ? i just heard she was hit on the head with a gun and assaulted at 1pm???

  • always call 911 when you see a group loitering anywhere near your home, you just don't know. Let the police drive by.

  • Bger East Village neighbor

    As someone who has just been remapped out of the 1st ward I find it interesting and amusing that Moreno's name comes up as a do nothing alderman even when the thread has nothing to do with the first Ward. My opinion as well. We were hoping to get into Waguespeak's Ward from the remap. Unfortunately that did not happen.

3 days ago

Updated 32 hours ago

Sidewalk Repair

When asked if I "needed anything" by one of Ald. Mell's campaign workers a couple of weeks ago, I showed him the crumbling sidewalk on George between Kedzie and Troy. He said he'd get right on it. I called Mell's office today and was told by Gina they have no record of a request from anyone. She said they'll need to contact the owner of the apt. building facing the sidewalk to pay 50% of the cost of repair, per...

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When asked if I "needed anything" by one of Ald. Mell's campaign workers a couple of weeks ago, I showed him the crumbling sidewalk on George between Kedzie and Troy. He said he'd get right on it. I called Mell's office today and was told by Gina they have no record of a request from anyone. She said they'll need to contact the owner of the apt. building facing the sidewalk to pay 50% of the cost of repair, per some 50/50 city program. I hadn't heard of that program until today. It's strange to require a property owner to pay above and beyond property taxes, etc. to repair city property. I know the owner, and there's no way he'll be able to afford to pay that, nor should he have to. Notwithstanding the principle of maintaining city property, a PI/negligence lawsuit may cost the city @ $25k to settle vs. repairing the sidewalk at < $5k. That makes no sense. What are my neighbors' thoughts?

  • it's been this way for a long time 50/50 to repair sidewalks that actually belong to the city.

  • Artist girl Artist and Muscian

    The wording to the city of Chicago link about the 50/50 Sidewalk program is so funny. They say "The Share Cost Sidewalk Program is an extremely popular program." I wouldn't say that having to share the cost of fixing city property is "extremely popular". I would say that it's a...

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    The wording to the city of Chicago link about the 50/50 Sidewalk program is so funny. They say "The Share Cost Sidewalk Program is an extremely popular program." I wouldn't say that having to share the cost of fixing city property is "extremely popular". I would say that it's a penalty to make a property owner who can't afford it to pay half to pay half what the cities full responsibility should be, and then make the owner half liable for it as well. I think what would be popular is if the city would rightly pay for the entire thing, being that it is city property and that land owners already pay taxes for things like that already. Chicago, with it's under the table deals, rip off parking meeter agreement, school closings, etc, should try to take a little less advantage of it's tax paying citizens. Now, THAT would be popular!

2 days ago

Updated 33 hours ago

New bar/restaurant from Owen & Engine owners. Maybe.

Was walking on Milwaukee this morning and saw workers demoing the storefront just south of The Owl at 2515 N. Milwaukee. There was a large sign on the door that said the permit belonged to Bixi Brewery.

That was the beginning of my internet sleuthing (slow work day). I couldn't find any permits for that location online, but found info on Bixi Brewing, LLC - http://www.zacksprivate.com/offering/96806 The owners seem to be Bo & Arden Fowler, who after some more research turned out to be the owners of Owen & Engine. So, I am concluding that Owen & Engine v2 is coming to the main Logan Square thoroughfare.

Anyone else have any details?

  • I went to an art show in the building the brewpub was in once. Man did it stink.
    Hopefully it's not too much work to get it back into shape after years of disrepair.

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    I went to an art show in the building the brewpub was in once. Man did it stink.
    Hopefully it's not too much work to get it back into shape after years of disrepair.

    All I know about the Milshire is that it got purchased by Mark Fishman (developer) and will likely be rehabbed. He bought it right before new restrictions came into place trying to keep people from changing single-room occupancy hotels like the Milshire into something fancier/more expensive. But haven't heard any updates lately. Looks like a permit for rehab was denied in October/November. I would imagine he's working on moving that rehab forward.

  • Thanks. Yeah, I wasn't sure if he made the cut off. So he is going to be able to move forward on the rehab? I'm really looking forward to seeing the bottom storefront knocked out and windows go back in. I'm assuming a restaurant will go in there to be...

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    Thanks. Yeah, I wasn't sure if he made the cut off. So he is going to be able to move forward on the rehab? I'm really looking forward to seeing the bottom storefront knocked out and windows go back in. I'm assuming a restaurant will go in there to be part of the hotel.

    As for the 2515 building, we went in there too during MAAF and it just felt an old warehouse. I figured it would go pretty soon. It was an auto dealership like the megamall buildings I believe. I'm betting it won't open sooner than late summer.

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3 days ago

Updated 34 hours ago

Alderman Defends Choice of Ex-Offender to Lead Political Group

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/02/us/alderman-defends-choice-of-ex-offender-to-lead-political-group.html

When Alderman Joe Moreno feuded recently with the Democratic committeeman in his First Ward constituency, he decided to form what he called an “independent Democratic political organization.”
To lead the reform-themed group, called 1st Ward First, Mr. Moreno tapped someone from a category of Chicagoans who he says need support: ex-offenders.

That someone, Juan Elias, pleaded guilty to the state charge of mutilation of election materials in 1997, after a failed run for Democratic committeeman of the 26th Ward. In 1986, he was convicted on a drug charge after the police caught him with more than three pounds of marijuana.

  • Penelope C Activist of all kinds.

    Anne Shaw posted a notice on her personal page this morning indicating that a supporter had been threatened by Joe Muntaner (who is working for Moreno). Muntaner pointed at the individual wearing an Anne Shaw sticker and said (in front of others), at last night's debate: "there will be repercussions...

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    Anne Shaw posted a notice on her personal page this morning indicating that a supporter had been threatened by Joe Muntaner (who is working for Moreno). Muntaner pointed at the individual wearing an Anne Shaw sticker and said (in front of others), at last night's debate: "there will be repercussions for that." Another individual claims the same thing happened to them at the debate that was held in Wicker Park a few weeks ago. Shaw has also been personally threatened by Johnny Elias as has Ronda Locke who filed a formal complaint with the Board of Elections. Apparently desperate times call for desperate measures in the Moreno camp. Joe Must Go.

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

    There may will be 'repercussions.'

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Updated 44 hours ago

Evening/Date Night Babysitter Available!

Hi Everyone, I've posted before but just wanted to say I would still love to help you out with your kids! I'm an experienced babysitter that is Red Cross Babysitting certified. I've babysat for over 8 years and have watched infants as well as kids 2-15. I love kids and would love to help if anyone needs any babysitting. Thanks!

  • Hey how can we contact you that's not so public?

  • CPL949 HP Resident

    Left click on her name, then send email on the right in the next window.

2 days ago

Jan 25

Updated 2 days ago

Silver Malibu

Some guys in a silver Malibu just tried getting buzzed into our unit. They kept buzzing every unit in the building, we live on Fullerton, has this happened to anyone else? I just checked with other tenants and it was no one they knew or were expecting.

  • Any packages that sit in your lobby?

  • I can't speak for the car, but this was happening at and around my building (Belden, near Kedzie) back in the summer. They would buzz all the apartments until someone buzzed them in and then break into any apartment they could. Apparently it happened at some other nearby buildings as...

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    I can't speak for the car, but this was happening at and around my building (Belden, near Kedzie) back in the summer. They would buzz all the apartments until someone buzzed them in and then break into any apartment they could. Apparently it happened at some other nearby buildings as well and the landlord sent out a notice to everyone.

    I'd recommend posting something on your apartment door for your neighbors to see. Don't buzz anyone in unless you know exactly who they are. Seems obvious, but I guess some people need a reminder.

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Opthalmologist Recommendations

New Chicago resident looking for Opthalmologist recommendations. Who do you love? 👓Thanks in advance.

5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

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

    "The national organization is endorsing and supporting Chicago City Council Progressive Reform Coalition aldermen..." including Ald. Scott Waguespack (32nd Ward) and six others.

  • We need at least 20-25 more alderman like these seven! Let's do it Chicago!

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

    Ald. Joe Moore (49th Ward) was not endorsed by Democracy for America.

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Internet Service Providers Logan Square

What service provider do you recommend in Logan Square? I know some are not available at my specific address like RCN. All I want is a basic internet connection. Preferrably less than 50 dollars a month. Thanks!

  • HawksSuperFan Moved in from the Burbs - happy to be in UV!

    I have Comcast.. signed the deal with the devil I fear, but so far, it has been good here in UKV - but I'm a gamer. I think if you are looking for cheap, AT&T will be lower priced, but unless you can get real cable./ fiber, I think that DSL is too slow.

  • I've had them all, in different neighborhoods. For what it's worth, RCN was by far the best, most reliable, most responsive and most affordable of all options. They just don't service as wide an area as Comcast. I also had UVerse at a previous address and have a number of...

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    I've had them all, in different neighborhoods. For what it's worth, RCN was by far the best, most reliable, most responsive and most affordable of all options. They just don't service as wide an area as Comcast. I also had UVerse at a previous address and have a number of good friends who work for the company. Notoriously hegemonic past aside, I found the service refreshing and reliable and relatively trouble free for several years. Only downside now is they don't offer competitively high speed internet in many areas - mine included. They are rolling out faster speeds in some markets, but building out the infrastructure is taking time.

    So, as others here have neatly broken it down, the only real choice for high speed internet for those of us in technologically underserved areas is Comcast. Even if it begs the question, what's better - reliably mediocre speeds or painfully unreliable high speeds? Comcast is also cheaper for the speed they deliver - when they actually deliver it. I am now working with credits for poor service that exceed a month's bill. But honestly, I would pay someone like RCN more to come in and actually do what Comcast continues to prove it can't.

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Comcast Internet out?

I think ours is out, but wanted to check if others are having issues. We are near Belmont and kimball. Thanks!!

  • Carter O'Brien Will eat any pizza that doesn't eat me first

    Hey neighbor! If it makes you feel better AT&T is no different.

  • Seth Logan Square resident for 15+ years

    You can always text the word "out" to Comcast at phone number 266-278 to see if there is an outage in your area.

    Hope this helps in the future.

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Keys found!

Keys found outside an apartment building near the intersection of Wrightwood and Spaulding. There are roughly a dozen keys connected by a D ring keychain. If you think these are your keys, please comment back!

  • I believe these may be my keys!

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

    do they have a Xsport tag, Walgreens tag, jewel, pet smart, and saber tooth looking bottle opener? if so they are probably mine.

  • Sorry David, those aren't the keys I have! Good luck find yours though.

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