11 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Need to rehome a koi

We need to find a home for a pond koi about 10 to 12 inches long. It is getting to large for our pond. We have posted on Craig's list as well.

30 hours ago

Updated 7 hours ago

Later Gator!

Fleur's movin!

  • Susan S. resident

    Just up the block like the sign says, to 2651 N. Milwaukee.

  • Eliina Lawyer, parent, Logan Square resident since 2007

    What is taking over Fleur's space?

2 days ago

Updated 9 hours ago

Follow Up to Provenance Food & Wine debate

This is why i firmly believe politics and private business needs to remain separate. I have been following this situation closely. As a longtime resident I wasn't overly thrilled a bar was replacing provenance. We need locally sourced retail in our neighborhood, as this helps grow the core of what we are all about. I have shopped and supported provenance for over 6 years and was very upset they were leaving their space. I attended a community meeting a few...

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This is why i firmly believe politics and private business needs to remain separate. I have been following this situation closely. As a longtime resident I wasn't overly thrilled a bar was replacing provenance. We need locally sourced retail in our neighborhood, as this helps grow the core of what we are all about. I have shopped and supported provenance for over 6 years and was very upset they were leaving their space. I attended a community meeting a few weeks back and was completely surprised by what I heard. Most importantly, these were 3 local residents I.e. small business owners. They planned to keep a retail component w/ their business model, adding produce also & plans to expand to a full on wine/packaged goods & retail component in the building. This wasn't just a bar as what I read on here and provenances FB page. I was very disappointed to find out though that provenance, who started this campaign to stay in the spot via reaching out to the alderman, is now playing dirty pool.

The owners of provenance have quietly spread the word they may be staying. It appears they are threatening to remain in the space unless they are compensated by the building owner in an effort to block the new owners from buying the building. Was this the advice of the alderman interactions? To play the role of poor me then threaten to squat to block a sell of the building? Did the building owner or new owner do something illegal here by giving them 60 days notice to vacate after not agreeing to extend their lease per Provenances FB page? If this is true, Shame on you Provenance for rallying support of our neighborhood, then trying to extort payment because apparently it's only your right to do business in the space.

Signed,
a very disappointed FORMER customer.

  • I don't think you hang out at the same places Jim. It does quite well even without your business believe it or not!

  • The Lincoln Square shop IS NOT closing. For goodness sake, they're raffling off a gift certificate to that shop for people who brought in food for Common Pantry. And if they were going to "squat" in that space, why is Provenance selling off fixtures? Hard to put stuff on shelves...

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    The Lincoln Square shop IS NOT closing. For goodness sake, they're raffling off a gift certificate to that shop for people who brought in food for Common Pantry. And if they were going to "squat" in that space, why is Provenance selling off fixtures? Hard to put stuff on shelves if there aren't shelves to be had.

    Enough of this bad mouthing of what's been a good store & an asset to the community. Enough of all the nasty talk about them on here. It seems since Every Block returned it's been taken over by trolls who seem to want to stir up the hate.

25 hours ago

Updated 14 hours ago

Fireworks or gunshots?

Anybody just hear the popping by Kedzie and Sawyer? Just not sure if it was fireworks or gunshots. Seemed like there was some yelling too.

14 hours ago

MOVING BOXES

They aren't mine... but someone put a bunch of boxes on the corner of Maplewood and Belden buy a big dumpster. Come get em!

3 days ago

Updated 27 hours ago

We found your dog! Female Beagle

Please call me if this is your dog! 630-399-4225

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

    @Tracy -

    1) I have no context into your situation so I'm not making any judgements. It's also your right to decry the CACC (which, by the way, isn't a "business" - it's a government entity).

    2) Rescues, including PAWS, do not just blindly take in animals and tell the...

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    @Tracy -

    1) I have no context into your situation so I'm not making any judgements. It's also your right to decry the CACC (which, by the way, isn't a "business" - it's a government entity).

    2) Rescues, including PAWS, do not just blindly take in animals and tell the individual(s) releasing those animals that they are taking them. PAWS, like the CACC, is very transparent, and will tell you immediately where the animal will be placed. Sometimes that's with them, but often times, you are correct - they often go to the CACC (PAWS is usually close to full at all times, as that's the entire point of their organization). However there is no conspiracy to "hide" this - it is in fact spelled out clearly when releasing an animal to them.

    3) There is no issue with you stating what is already transparent information, but you clearly have an ax to grind with the CACC. You may consider the CACC "nasty", but editorializing an organization that's both needed in the city (by the population as well as animal rescues) and actively working towards animal welfare is doing no one any favors with your narrow viewpoint. You may have had an unfortunate situation with the CACC, but it's also unfair to paint the org as universally reviled because of it (hence my comments).

    4) I'm not going to have a discussion on CACC politics and operations and further derail this thread.

    If that dog's owners cannot be found (and as @rogerparker says, owners are told to check the CACC first and foremost) and she ends up at the CACC, I can guarantee you that as long as she's not horribly reactive to anyone who approaches her that dog will stay there MAYBE a month (more like two weeks at most). Dogs like that have no problem finding homes and are snapped up instantly at the CACC.

  • Hopefully this little one finds her home! If not if you need someone to take her in or if she will be able to foster/adopt please let me know. I am looking for a beagle and a female at that. I have had no luck so far but I have...

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    Hopefully this little one finds her home! If not if you need someone to take her in or if she will be able to foster/adopt please let me know. I am looking for a beagle and a female at that. I have had no luck so far but I have experience with this breed and I have another medium sized pup at the moment who needs a friend. I work in the dog care industry so it's definitely not my first rodeo. I'm unsure if it's still okay to call you but if so, please do let me know I'd love to keep in contact about her.

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Chicago’s Recycled Art Fair returns to Logan Square!

This looks to be a cool party on the block-

From their web site- (Remix Chicago)

The innovative spirit of Remix Chicago is more than fitting for one of Chicago’s most artistic and lively neighborhoods, Logan Square, which will host the festival on Milwaukee Avenue between Fullerton and California Avenues. A celebration of re-purposed arts and crafts, Remix Chicago includes informative workshops, kid’s activities, unique food vendors and LIVE music from indie bands! The event is from 12 p.m. – 10 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday.

Aug 08

Updated 2 days ago

Provenance Food and Wine to close Sep 27 & what you can do about it

In a nutshell, new landlords didn't renew their lease and they will have to vacate by September 27.

http://chicagoist.com/2014/08/07/provenance_food_wines_logan_square.php

Apparently, Alderman Moreno wants to help, so calling all neighbors to call/write the Alderman to help Provenance stay at its current location through the holiday season. This is the only way the owners will at least be in a position to consider keeping the store in the neighborhood, given the financial burden of moving. The alderman's chief of staff's e-mail is Raymond.Valadez@cityofchicago.org.

More on Provenance's facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Provenance-Food-Wine/56657233518?hc_location=timeline

  • Andrew-I think public officials would label the answer to all of your questions under the heading, "constituent services." The questions you pose are imponderables, and have existed since the birth of government. Why did one who pled his case before Hammurabi deserve to be recognized before the thousands of other...

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    Andrew-I think public officials would label the answer to all of your questions under the heading, "constituent services." The questions you pose are imponderables, and have existed since the birth of government. Why did one who pled his case before Hammurabi deserve to be recognized before the thousands of other cases that could have warranted the emperor's attentions? Ask, and you may or may not receive. Provenance asked, they received. As for the standard you seek to understand, that answer can only be provided by Hammurabi, err...the Alderman's office. Everyblock's users won't provide your sought for objectivity.

  • This is why i firmly believe politics and private business needs to remain separate. I have been following this situation closely. As a longtime resident I wasn't overly thrilled a bar was replacing provenance. We need locally sourced retail in our neighborhood, as this helps grow the core of what...

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    This is why i firmly believe politics and private business needs to remain separate. I have been following this situation closely. As a longtime resident I wasn't overly thrilled a bar was replacing provenance. We need locally sourced retail in our neighborhood, as this helps grow the core of what we are all about. I attended the community meeting a few weeks back and was completely surprised by what I heard. Most importantly, these were 3 local residents I.e. small business owners. They planned to keep a retail component w/ their business model, adding produce also & plans to expand to a full on wine/packaged goods & retail component in the building. This wasn't just a bar as what I read on here. I was very disappointed to find out though that provenance, who started this campaign to stay in the spot via reaching out to the alderman, is now playing dirty pool.

    The owners of provenance have quietly spread the word they may be staying. It appears they are threatening to remain in the space unless they are compensated by the building owner in an effort to block the new owners from buying the building. Was this the doings of the alderman interactions? To play the role of poor me then threaten to squat to block a sell of the building? Did the building owner or new owner do something illegal here by giving them 60 days notice to vacate after not agreeing to extend their lease per Provenances FB page? If this is true, Shame on you Provenance for rallying support of the neighborhood, then trying to extort payment because apparently it's your right to do business in the space only.

    Signed a very disappointed FORMER customer.

3 days ago

FREE Men's Haircut this Tuesday!

Male haircut model needed!
Must be open to clipper and scissor combo cut.
Tuesday 9/2 at 11am in Logan Square.
Email for more info!
HeatherNoelWatson@gmail.com

3 days ago

FREE Haircolor this Tuesday!

Looking for a model to do a partial highlight on this Tuesday in Logan Square. Little to no previous haircolor preferred. I will also need to do a haircut, but it can just be a trim.
Email for more info!
HeatherNoelWatson@gmail.com

Aug 25

Updated 4 days ago

Taxpayers out $2.27 Million: Logan Square Mailman injured by Kimball Ave sinkhole

Logan Square residents & City taxpayers are out $2.27 Million from Lawsuit verdict for USPS Postal Worker injured after stepping into deep sinkhole in street pedestrian crosswalk on Kimball @ Altgeld. Sinkhole was reported to city multiple times by local residents, including me. Even direct calls to CDOT Commissioner Office. It was also posted on LoganSquare yahoo listserv, and ignored by Alderman Rey Colon (Ward 35). City and Alderman did nothing for 1 year. $2.27 Million verdict against we Taxpayers...

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Logan Square residents & City taxpayers are out $2.27 Million from Lawsuit verdict for USPS Postal Worker injured after stepping into deep sinkhole in street pedestrian crosswalk on Kimball @ Altgeld. Sinkhole was reported to city multiple times by local residents, including me. Even direct calls to CDOT Commissioner Office. It was also posted on LoganSquare yahoo listserv, and ignored by Alderman Rey Colon (Ward 35). City and Alderman did nothing for 1 year. $2.27 Million verdict against we Taxpayers detailed in article below. Background links to LoganSquare yahoo listserv messages included @ end.

Fall into sinkhole brings $2.27M verdict for mail carrier
By Marc Karlinsky, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

http://www.chicagolawbulletin.com/Elements/pages/print.aspx?printpath=/Archives/2014/03/07/Sinkhole-Verdict-3-6-13&classname=tera.gn3article

A Cook County jury awarded a postal worker $2.27 million after he snagged his foot in a sinkhole on a Logan Square mail delivery route.

During the litigation, the City of Chicago admitted it knew about the sinkhole in the marked crosswalk at Altgeld Street and Kimball Avenue and did not repair it before Wantan Montgomery, a carrier for the U.S. Postal Service, fell in.

In March 2009, Montgomery was pushing a mail cart and could not see the sinkhole as he walked over it.

He twisted his knee as he fell and suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament. He had it repaired with a bone graft and with two additional surgeries, followed by two years of physical therapy.

Montgomery filed a lawsuit against the city in 2009, alleging city officials knew about the sinkhole for at least six months and failed to repair it...[truncated]

Crosswalk Sinkhole --> Pedestrian Injury & City Lawsuit 4/2011
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/LoganSquare/conversations/messages/28430

Kimball @ Altgeld: developing sinkhole under street 9/2007
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/LoganSquare/conversations/messages/16119

  • Hayek Not FDIC Insured | May lose value

    Seriously rogerparker... I scroll down into the comments and your prejudice, racist comment is the first I see.

    Prejudice = Generalization of white people. See: "white people" and plural use of "your"

    Racism = People of color have more right to live in a neighborhood than "white people." If the...

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    Seriously rogerparker... I scroll down into the comments and your prejudice, racist comment is the first I see.

    Prejudice = Generalization of white people. See: "white people" and plural use of "your"

    Racism = People of color have more right to live in a neighborhood than "white people." If the tables were turned and I were to blame blacks for "hoodification" no doubt you would call that racist, no?

    Gentrification has little to do with race and everything to do with supply and demand. Or do you think that only white people like to live in nice neighborhoods?

  • #RogerParker:
    Logan Square will get "whiter," so... It was white to begin with, so history repeats itself, I guess. But, what the swear word are you going on about. The fact that there is a swear word hole in the swear word street is a grave irresponsibility.
    I mean. (Tirade)...

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    #RogerParker:
    Logan Square will get "whiter," so... It was white to begin with, so history repeats itself, I guess. But, what the swear word are you going on about. The fact that there is a swear word hole in the swear word street is a grave irresponsibility.
    I mean. (Tirade)
    Why are Chicago's streets so bad simply because the city cannot get it around their heads to be consistent with the kind of material they use when different departments, and different entities have to do work under them???
    Is it any wonder there are potholes?

Aug 25

Updated 4 days ago

"Micro-Apartments" Plan for Car Wash Across from Post Office

Neighbors -

A developer is asking for an upzoning from C1-1 to C2-3 for the old car wash across from the post office so he can build 56 "micro-apartments" on the site.

Apparently there will be a public meeting on the proposal on Wednesday - try and make it - 6:30PM at Haas Park.

More here:

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20140825/logan-square/logan-sqaure-micro-apartment-plan-moves-forward-at-closed-door-meeting

  • Bearmosa Resident of Hermosa

    If this does go through, the market will ultimately decide. At $1,000 for a 320 square foot convertible you're looking at higher rental prices comparatively then the most expensive rentals located downtown or in River North (which tend to run at about ~$3 sq. ft.). I don't think this building...

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    If this does go through, the market will ultimately decide. At $1,000 for a 320 square foot convertible you're looking at higher rental prices comparatively then the most expensive rentals located downtown or in River North (which tend to run at about ~$3 sq. ft.). I don't think this building will reach capacity under its current business model. We have zoning for a reason... I'm sure this building will get approved and will still be called "micro" apartments, but the unit count will likely come down to something like 35 units at the most.

  • Bearmosa Resident of Hermosa

    Case in point: they've reduced the number of units again down to 28 studios and 28 one- and two-bedrooms. No more "micro" apartments. http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20140828/logan-square/logan-square-micro-apartment-plan-gains-support-but-parking-issue

4 days ago

Free highlight Tuesday 9/2 at 10am

Looking for a model with virgin hair (no previous color) who wants to add some dimension with highlights. Medium brown hair or lighter only.
9/2 at 10am in Logan Square.
Email for more info.
heathernoelwatson@gmail.com

4 days ago

Free Mens Haircut Tuesday 9/2 at 11am

Men's haircut model needed.
Tuesday 9/2 at 11am in Logan Square.
Email me for more info.
HeatherNoelWatson@gmail.com

Aug 24

Updated 4 days ago

Empty lot near California station?

Hi Every Blockers!

Does anyone know what's happening on the empty lot across from the police station on California and Stave? I noticed part of it's been fenced off and there's a construction trailer on site. I thought I heard that Masada was going to make it a parking lot a while ago but I'm not so sure. Thanks for any info!

  • Staging for CTA. Masada is open so it is now likely they will not be building a parking lot..

  • What does staging for CTA mean?

  • My understanding is that the CTA has leases the lot. Not sure what they will ultimately do with the lot but you usually see material and equipment.

Aug 23

Updated 6 days ago

Who's not cleaning up after their dog?

It would seem that lately anywhere I walk there are giant disease bringing piles of filth all over Logan. I know there is a fine for not cleaning up after your animal and as a fellow dog owner this person is giving us a bad rap. I love this neighborhood and the last thing I want is for people to step in this.

Aug 25

Updated 6 days ago

Free Workspace For Non-Profit

Hi all - wanted to let everyone know that Free Range Office coworking space has a Fellowship Program that provides *free* workspace and meeting space for a non-profit with a strong social mission. Please pass this on to anyone you know who is in need of a productive and inspiring office! Space use hours are M-F, 8am-6pm. Email info@freerangeoffice.com to apply!

  • Varagona Music Teacher & Lanlord

    Hello Liane, first this is a great idea, even if it does not work for me. ...

    I am looking for a space to work with babies and toddlers with motion, and music to stimulate their vestibular system, auditory skills, and promote strong growth and development. Would this space work for that? I just need a room, 15"x15" would be ideal.

  • Liane Free Range Office-Wicker Park's coworking space!

    Hi Varagona - what a wonderful service! Thank you for your inquiry. We do have a large meeting room that would likely suit your needs for therapy. Please email me directly at info@freerangeoffice.com, and I'd be happy to assist further.

Aug 24

Updated 6 days ago

Student seeking employment

Hey, I was just wondering if there are any decently-paying jobs around that would work with a student's schedule? I'd prefer anything office-y or clerical, but I'm open to anything. :)

  • G

    Was Sara on Paulina just being sarcastically funny? Anyway, I work for a retail bank and we have a few students that work as part time tellers as do most of our other branches,

  • Hello! I'm so sorry for not responding quicker! School has started and between that and my current job I have not had the time to sit down and formulate a response.

    I truly appreciate the responses, wow! I will be contacting all the employment possibilities tomorrow on my day off....

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    Hello! I'm so sorry for not responding quicker! School has started and between that and my current job I have not had the time to sit down and formulate a response.

    I truly appreciate the responses, wow! I will be contacting all the employment possibilities tomorrow on my day off. Thank you so much!

    G, could you possibly e-mail me some details on where you work? Please feel free to send me an e-mail at JJSKwasniak@gmail.com

    And as an added note: robin at WRP, thank you specifically so much for your comments, I truly appreciate them. :)

Jul 12

Updated Aug 25

Found keys at Palmer and Kimball

Found some lost keys at Palmer and Kimball sitting on my fence. There is a bike key, gate key, and some random house keys.

  • Do the keys have nail polish and is there a mace/pepper spray attachment?

  • Ashley Broughton logan square

    Does the keys have a planet fitness gym membership?

Aug 23

Updated Aug 25

Looking to sublet an apartment

This is a total long shot, but wondering if anyone has any leads on someone looking to sublet an apartment for approximately 4 weeks (9/24-10/20, but dates are flexible).

Ideally the place would accommodate two adults, two cats, and a dog, but we have other options for the pets if not pet friendly.

Any leads would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks neighbors.

  • Hi Chris,

    I have a lead on a spacious apartment in Ukrainian Village that should be available for those approximate dates (friends of mine heading to Europe for a bit). Let me know if you'd like more information.

    Heather

  • Sherri@Komoda Owner of Komoda

    Hi Chris, I have a lead on a studio/loft space.

Aug 14

Updated Aug 25

Cozy Corner

Does anyone know if Cozy Corner is open yet? My family misses their favorite breakfast spot!!

Aug 22

Updated Aug 23

Logan Square, Nixey Callahan, and Chicago Baseball History

Did you know Logan Square had a baseball field at N Milwaukee Ave and Sawyer between Diversey and Milwaukee from 1900 until 1925 ? Callahan's Baseball Stadium was named after James Joseph Callahan.

James "Nixey" Callahan played for the Chicago White Sox, Cubs, and our own semi-pro team the Logan Squares.

Callahan pitched the first no-hit game in American Baseball League history on September 20, 1902 as the White Sox beat Detroit. Callahan played pro ball for the Philadelphia Phillies...

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Did you know Logan Square had a baseball field at N Milwaukee Ave and Sawyer between Diversey and Milwaukee from 1900 until 1925 ? Callahan's Baseball Stadium was named after James Joseph Callahan.

James "Nixey" Callahan played for the Chicago White Sox, Cubs, and our own semi-pro team the Logan Squares.

Callahan pitched the first no-hit game in American Baseball League history on September 20, 1902 as the White Sox beat Detroit. Callahan played pro ball for the Philadelphia Phillies (1894), Chicago Colts (1897), Chicago Orphans (1898-1900; the Orphans become the Cubs), and the Chicago White Stockings (1901-1903) and Chicago White Sox (1904-1905; 1911-1913. Callahan shifted from right hand pitcher to infield and outfield positions during his versatile playing career. He was also White Sox manager for several years (1904- shared with Fielder Jones; and 1911-1913). Callahan also played for our Logan Squares team and then managed the Squares after his White Sox career. In 1910, the Logan Squares played Rogers Park team at old Comiskey Field in the first night game in baseball history under artificial lights.

Composite Photo:
Top Left- Callahan in Chicago White Sox uniform (1902)
Top Right- Callahan in Logan Squares uniform (1907)
Bottom- Logan Squares players (1906)

Photo: Callahan / White Sox Manager (1913)

  • Jimmy M Grant writer

    Fascinating stuff, thanks for posting!

  • Kathleen Boyle Your dog's best friend! (Taking real estate break)

    As a White Sox fan, and more importantly, a BASEBALL fan, thank you for sharing this fantastic but of local history with is!

Aug 22

another new hyperlocal site for our neighborhood

I just ran across this today and thought I'd share - it's called NextDoor and has some similar offerings to EveryBlock but I wouldn't really call it a "competitor" because it has some distinctly different purposes such as allowing you to choose skills / knowledge you have and then people can seek out the help of others for things like a handyman, pet sitter, etc. Kind of a neat idea.

If you're interested in joining, it's free and I don't benefit from you using my link or anything, but here's an invite link: https://nextdoor.com/invite/vjyzbcnhsrxuukvsmbrd

Aug 22

Updated Aug 22

Vewing days/hours for the historic LS photos at Comfort Station?

Anyone know whether this exhibit is viewable other than on August Sundays noon-3 p.m.?

Weekdays?

Weeknights?

Aug 21

Updated Aug 22

Over Night Blue Line Construction

Our bedroom face the Western Blue Line stop. We are used to sleeping through the standard train sounds, but last night, they began night construction and we were awake for the entire thing. Although loud, the actual machinery is tolerable. What kept us up was the intermittent sound of boards or something similar being thrown from the el into large metal dumpsters on the ground. Every time I dozed off for a second, BOOM! Anyone know how long this is supposed to last? Should they be throwing materials from the tracks? I am exhausted.

  • Can you go on the website and get more information about construction?

    Sadly, city services has different 'rules' as I learned from 606. But file a complaint with the city anyway...everyone needs to sleep...

Aug 19

Updated Aug 21

Electricity provider

My new apartment allows me to choose an electric provider. Does anyone have recommendations (or warnings) they can share?

Current tenants in the unit use ComEd, so it may be easiest to stick with that, I'm not sure. Any advice is appreciated.

  • Joe

    Interesting, i spot checked my bills FES charges in the Supply section is 5.5cents x KWh used .. no fees. Good to know about Intergys. Did anyone find a better supply deal than 5.5? I am not interested in real time. Thx

  • I am receiving a refund as well. Still waiting for the gift card, but it's only been about three weeks. We'll see!

Aug 18

Updated Aug 21

  • Tom G Living in Avondale since 1994

    When Jim Mitchell said, 'It's a developer's first shot across the bow, clearly designed to maximize the draw for high-value, national tenants," he was right. I've done this dance with developers a few times before and they'll compromise to come closer to "community" demands. But they do have a bottom...

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    When Jim Mitchell said, 'It's a developer's first shot across the bow, clearly designed to maximize the draw for high-value, national tenants," he was right. I've done this dance with developers a few times before and they'll compromise to come closer to "community" demands. But they do have a bottom line and odds are the alderman knows what it is. If you're really concerned what happens, you've got to organize a coherent group and have a stick and a carrot. The stick is usually bad publicity for the alderman and the carrot a hearty handshake. If Colon is stepping down, though, you need to pose a threat to his obvious successors who he might owe a favor and get them to endorse your development agenda (whatever that may be) publicly. But if all you care about is having your property values go up and having a few nice stores, save yourself the work. Logan Square is already on the hipster trajectory to gentrification and bound to be the next Buck Town or Lincoln Square. The question is, who do you love? Right now I'm on my knees praying that Avondale doesn't become hip and I'm glad that Hot Doug's is closing.

  • This is no longer part of Colon's ward.

    One article (can't recall if it was DNAinfo.com or the Curbed.com article) did specifically name Waguespack as seeking community input.

    Yes, Waguespack is quoted in the DNAinfo.com story:
    http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20140624/logan-square/logan-squares-megamall-listed-for-sale

    “I've indicated to all potential buyers that a grocery store that can handle...

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    This is no longer part of Colon's ward.

    One article (can't recall if it was DNAinfo.com or the Curbed.com article) did specifically name Waguespack as seeking community input.

    Yes, Waguespack is quoted in the DNAinfo.com story:
    http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20140624/logan-square/logan-squares-megamall-listed-for-sale

    “I've indicated to all potential buyers that a grocery store that can handle the narrow site is what we would push for on the site. It's hard to tell who will get the contract,” Waguespack said, echoing many resident complaints that the bustling neighborhood is lacking a conveniently located grocery store.

    According to Paul Sajovek, Waguespack's chief of staff, developers at Terraco Real Estate Development & Management said they have a contract option to purchase the site and have issued preliminary concept plans to the alderman's office. Terraco manages a Trader Joe's in Evanston along with more than 100 other large lot markets.

    Community meetings on the site's future will begin when the sale and a further preliminary plans are established, Sajovek said.

May 05

Updated Aug 20

Dilapidated store fronts on Kedzie and Armitage?

Hi all. Does anyone know the story of the store fronts attached to the Walgreens on Kedzie and Armitage? There aren't any "for lease" signs, but it's a serious waste of space and I hate that they are just sitting there. Thanks for any info.

  • Anybody have contact info for the building's owner?

  • Hayek Not FDIC Insured | May lose value

    From what the guys at the video store said, the smoke shop is expanding AND a coffee shop is going in. My guess is that the smoke shop's inside (west) wall will extend all the way to the north wall so the coffee shop doesn't have to share an awkward entrance with it.

Aug 19

Now THAT was thunder!!!

:-/

Aug 18

Updated Aug 19

Turn table & speaker repair

Hi! I'm looking for a recommendation for turn table /speaker repair. I have an old 70's portable all-in-one that needs some work.

Any suggestions would be a big help.
Thanks!

Aug 18

Updated Aug 18

Show Logan Square Schools Some love by giving some of your time

It's a fun way to give back to the neighborhood. Just 2 hours of your time gets you a drink ticket, a t-shirt, and that warm fuzzy feeling that you did something good for the kids.

The proceeds from the Remix Festival help Friends of Goethe School.

Sign up and get to know your neighbors and have fun. It's easy.

Sunday August 31st is our area of most need. Ask a friend to volunteer with you !

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0545a9a623a1f85-remix

  • Thanks for the notification Elise! It was very easy to signup. Glad to help out fellow educators.

Aug 17

Updated Aug 18

Haircolor models needed tomorrow!

Hey neighbors!
I work as an apprentice at a salon called Art+Science on Milwaukee Ave.
I'm looking for models who would like to do one color all over (no foiling).
Great for refreshing faded ends or correcting tone.
The appointments are this Monday at 1 and 3pm.
The cost is only $10
Please email me at HeatherEckardt@gmail.com if you are interested!

Aug 18

What's going on at Fullerton and Monticello/Lawndale

Lots of emergency vehicles blocking Fullerton at 11pm Sunday night, Lots of gawkers too. Does anyone know what happened?

Aug 17

Updated Aug 17

Anyone know what happened at the BP station on Fullerton and California

It was a bit weird, there was a Fire Marshal SUV and a Police SUV, some older people sitting down, and then what appeared to be a family gathering on the side but they didn't look distressed. It seemed like nothing bad happened but I couldn't tell.

  • The lights on the Police SUV were flashing too.

  • I heard it when it happened. Just a strange THUNK kind of sound. From what I can gather, a left turn happened when a right should have and the lady that was driving hit the BP instead of California avenue.
    Her son had to pick her up.

  • I walked by right after the incident happened -- it seemed like someone had driven into the gas station.

Aug 15

Updated Aug 16

"Norwegians in America" At Minnekierken - 2616 N Kedzie

The Norwegian National League of Chicago presents Norwegians in Chicago, past and present in an exhibit of art and culture. On Saturdays and Sundays during the month of August, there will be an exhibit at the Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church, 2614 N. Kedzie Blvd.
The exhibit will feature the church’s art as well as items on loan from Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum in Decorah, IA. These items are by artists who exhibited at the Norske Klub during the ‘30s and ‘40s....

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The Norwegian National League of Chicago presents Norwegians in Chicago, past and present in an exhibit of art and culture. On Saturdays and Sundays during the month of August, there will be an exhibit at the Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church, 2614 N. Kedzie Blvd.
The exhibit will feature the church’s art as well as items on loan from Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum in Decorah, IA. These items are by artists who exhibited at the Norske Klub during the ‘30s and ‘40s. Another artifact is Roald Amundsen’s skis which he donated to the club. A Sons of Norway flag which was flown over Amundsen’s camp in Antarctica will also be on display.
The Norske Klub was founded in 1905 and the building on 2350 N. Kedzie opened on July 4, 1917. Orchestral evenings and plays were presented at the Norske Klub, and in 1920 a tradition of annual art exhibits was started.
The Logan Square area of Chicago was home to many Norwegian clubs, churches, and choruses as well as the Norwegian Lutheran Memorial church.
During the exhibit there will be displays of Norwegian cultural arts and demonstrations of Rosemaling, knitting, etc. The recently-designed, original Illinois bunad ( traditional folkdress) will be shown on August 16 with other bunads. Learn about handmade knives at the exhibit on August 30 and 31.
Information on the Viking ship from the 1893 Columbian Exhibition and 2014 tour dates will be available. Get information on the Norsk Museum in Norway, IL which was the first permanent settlement of Norwegians in America. Information on Sons of Norway local lodges will be available. Also, learn about Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum in Decorah, IA. where you can take classes in Norwegian arts and culture.
The exhibit will be open every weekend in August 2014: Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Sunday 1:00 p.m.to 3:00 pm (Welcome to church service at 11:00 a.m.)

  • Thank you for posting Andrew. I've always wanted to come into that church, and this gives me the perfect reason. Logan Square needs more faith organizations to post their events and welcomes to services. :)

  • Tusen takk!

  • Tracy BB Super Cute Tracy

    I can't wait to see this and revisit a bit of my heritage. It's not easy finding Norwegian culture in this city, unfortunately. Thank you for the posting!

Aug 16

Interior tours on Logan Square's House & Garden Walk

EIGHT PALMER SQUARE HOMES TO BE FEATURED ON 2014 HOUSE & GARDEN WALK SEPTEMBER 13

Popular Late Summer Showcase Hosted by Logan Square Preservation to Include Gardens and Church

CHICAGO – Elegant restored or preserved residences on or surrounding Palmer Square, once home to bicycle icon Ignaz Schwinn, will be open for public view September 13 during the Logan Square Preservation 2014 House & Garden Walk. Visitors enjoy relaxed interior tours of stately turn-of-the-century homes led by trained docents who...

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EIGHT PALMER SQUARE HOMES TO BE FEATURED ON 2014 HOUSE & GARDEN WALK SEPTEMBER 13

Popular Late Summer Showcase Hosted by Logan Square Preservation to Include Gardens and Church

CHICAGO – Elegant restored or preserved residences on or surrounding Palmer Square, once home to bicycle icon Ignaz Schwinn, will be open for public view September 13 during the Logan Square Preservation 2014 House & Garden Walk. Visitors enjoy relaxed interior tours of stately turn-of-the-century homes led by trained docents who provide insight on history and architectural significance.

The event also includes access to four striking area gardens and the Old Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Church, the first religious institution of its kind in Chicago.

Most homes and gardens on the walk are located on Palmer Square, a pocket neighborhood of Logan Square, one of Chicago’s most historic and vibrant communities. The seven-acre Square recently was redeveloped by the City to include a children's play space, walking trails, soft surface jogging trail, open lawn areas, lighting, seating, and landscaping.

Visitors are highly encouraged to take in the Walk at a leisurely pace and also explore the surrounding neighborhood, now home to many award-winning, ethnic and eclectic restaurants.

The House and Garden Walk runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Advance tickets are now on sale for $25; day of event tickets are $30. Those interested can purchase tickets on Sundays from noon to 2 p.m. at the Logan Square Comfort Station, 2579 N. Milwaukee Av., or by visiting this link online https://squareup.com/market/logan-square-preservation. Request further information from logansquarehousewalk@gmail.com.

This year marks the return of this popular late summer event hosted by Logan Square Preservation, a long-standing non-profit community organization with a rich history of preserving the homes and unique character of the neighborhood and its Boulevard network.

http://logansquarepreservation.org

Aug 14

Updated Aug 15

Rocky + Luella

Hey everyone,
Just wanted to let the neighbors know that my good friend and I are opening a clothing store in the neighborhood very soon. We're planning to open our doors mid-September. The store is called Rocky and Luella and we'll have men's and women's apparel as well as some accessories, bags, etc. We're really excited about bringing some retail to Logan and hopefully everyone in the area enjoys it.

For the past month we've been collecting some additional contributions...

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Hey everyone,
Just wanted to let the neighbors know that my good friend and I are opening a clothing store in the neighborhood very soon. We're planning to open our doors mid-September. The store is called Rocky and Luella and we'll have men's and women's apparel as well as some accessories, bags, etc. We're really excited about bringing some retail to Logan and hopefully everyone in the area enjoys it.

For the past month we've been collecting some additional contributions for the store opening. We're just a two-person operation so we don't have any huge investors behind us and every little donation helps.

There's about 48 hours left to donate if anyone is interested in supporting us :)
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/rocky-and-luella

One of the perks is an invite to the opening party, which should be a lot of fun!

Aug 08

Updated Aug 15

6:30 a.m.-heavy equipment (2) start on Bloomington Trail (606) Whipple

Two heavy movers started working at 6:30 a.m. The law says 8 a.m. start. I'm the middle of the block and a heavy sleeper and the noise was much. Walked down with dog told them politely that 8 was the start time. Got attitude. Called 911. They said they would send someone. Reported also to website.
Could some one give me information as to WHO the construction company is? and who else I can file a complaint with? We deal with RATS they unsettled (in droves), nasty comments, and dust and noise. Another year of this?

  • George West Bucktown Resident

    Thanks Everyone! I will try calling the numbers provided and see where I get.

  • Brian just returned my phone call; very nice conversation.
    I reported my street start a week ago at 6:30 and also George's time at Western (I said it was 6:03 instead of 6:08 so catch me in a lie...) today. He said that it is good to know because he...

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    Brian just returned my phone call; very nice conversation.
    I reported my street start a week ago at 6:30 and also George's time at Western (I said it was 6:03 instead of 6:08 so catch me in a lie...) today. He said that it is good to know because he feels that they are 'slipping' in the work and that the Alderman (?) have allowed movement of equipment at 7 but they are not supposed to have heavy work before the allotted 8 a.m. time.
    i said ..nicely..that while we are happy with the trail, he should remember that we are dealing with rats displaced and dust and noise...and also, I have experienced 'rudeness' by the workers, which is not necessary because we are all gracious to them.
    He did ask if it was 'city' workers and he stated that there are both.... and I said that I knew for a fact that it was not city workers.
    Anyway, I think now that we have his numbers and this continues, he is a contact for us all to at least get a good nights sleep.

    OK, back to trying not to listen to the jets going over my house sounding like they are trying to land on the roof.

Aug 12

Updated Aug 15

New Church Plant (Renewal Chicago) Holding Preview Services - Come Check Us Out!

Renewal Chicago is a new church plant looking for like-minded individuals to help us renew Chicago, rebuild the community, and release disciples into the city. We are a gospel-centered church, and want nothing more than to build up one another as we journey through life trying to live Godly lives. Please contact us if you want more information. We would love to pray for you, meet you for coffee, and/or welcome you to our family! We aren't officially launching until...

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Renewal Chicago is a new church plant looking for like-minded individuals to help us renew Chicago, rebuild the community, and release disciples into the city. We are a gospel-centered church, and want nothing more than to build up one another as we journey through life trying to live Godly lives. Please contact us if you want more information. We would love to pray for you, meet you for coffee, and/or welcome you to our family! We aren't officially launching until September 7th. Until then, we are offering preview services at 4pm on Sundays! Come join us and see if our vision is what you're looking for in a church!

August 17, 2014 - Preview Service
1653 N. Rockwell St.
Chicago, IL 60647
4pm Service, Fellowship & Food afterward!

August 24, 2014 - Preview Service
1653 N. Rockwell St.
Chicago, IL 60647
4pm Service, Fellowship & Food afterward!

Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or comments.

www.RenewalChicago.com

  • Jeff on the NW side. Born and raised in the 60634.

    It must be a doppelgänger.

  • Mary Logan wife, mother, author

    Welcome to the neighborhood Shaina! You are a model of civility and decorum. Godspeed as you begin and grow the relationship with our community.

Aug 14

California ave traffic noise compounded...

The construction next to the trail at appx 1800N has added a few poorly placed pieces of large metal in the road that compound the traffic noise, day and night.

Asking for help to report to 311, as I already have, and get it fixed - we'd like the young ones to sleep this weekend!!

THANK YOU EVERYBLOCK!

Aug 12

Updated Aug 13

Upgrade water service on rehab

Has anybody been told they need to replace the water pipe from their home to the city service. I was just informed of this requirement and nobody can point me to the actual code reference. Also, drainlayer/contractor pricing is very hard to find. Any help/advice would be appreciated.

  • TR Resident Logan / Avondale

    I am also rehabbing a single family which was previously a 2 unit. I also had 3/4 service in for 2 full baths and 2 kitchens. I had to upgrade to 1 1/2 service which was an additional $11k. I really only added a 1/2 bath and W&D but subtracted...

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    I am also rehabbing a single family which was previously a 2 unit. I also had 3/4 service in for 2 full baths and 2 kitchens. I had to upgrade to 1 1/2 service which was an additional $11k. I really only added a 1/2 bath and W&D but subtracted a kitchen. The water pressure was not that great before,but not sure $11k was worth the upgrade in pressure. I will say this price was far and away the best price I found. I was quoted as much as $20k for the same project. $11k included permits, trench, all the new hardware they had to install (meter and some other thing I forgot the name of) and the concrete work to repair the road and sidewalk afterward.

    There are a small number of plumbers who even do this work because they have to carry extra insurance and have a posted bond with the city - so basically your options are limited. Basically you have to take it, swallow the pain of the exorbitant price and look forward to your new beautiful home. Of course I am still waiting for the beautiful home almost 2 months after it was supposed to be done.

  • TR Resident Logan / Avondale

    Also - if you want that plumbers name, message me. He was the cheapest, although the concrete work was not the best.

Aug 13

Is This Your Bike?

This bike has been secured in front of Unity Park for over a month and I've not seen it moved. It looks like someone stole the seat last the past weekend and I imagine other parts will start disappearing soon.
Come get you bike before it is gone!

Aug 11

Updated Aug 12

Report Unsafe Logan Square Intersections

The Active Transportation Alliance is apparently collecting data on Chicago's unsafe neighborhoods. There's a form you can fill out at: http://www.activetrans.org/blog/kwhitehead/tell-us-about-most-unsafe-crossings-your-neighborhood. I just completed this form for the intersection at the south end of Logan Square itself (Kedzie and Logan Blvd.). Feel free to 2nd my nomination or submit your own!

  • RubyRed Dancer, Drummer, Cyclist

    Done. Wabansia and California sucks.

  • Jon

    I really hope something can be done about Western and Logan intersection in my lifetime. I could make a huge list of bad intersections, but had to stop myself at 3.

Apr 28

Updated Aug 12

Cyclist attacked at Western & Logan

Early this morning, around 2:30 my boyfriend was biking home from work when a car began to honk at him. At the light with the highway overpass, 3 young men got out if the car, sprayed him in the eye with pepper spray, knocked him off his bike, punched him in the face and head. He threw his bike at them and fought back and eventually other car arrived and the assailants fled.
Thank goodness we hope he will be ok but likely the offenders will never get caught.
Be careful out there.

  • Michael, do you remember what kind of car it was?

  • Sadie, I had a hard time remembering a lot of details, even immediately after the attack. I wrote down as much as I could, but it was all a blur. I think it was a 4-door car, possibly a hard-top convertible (I think I remember the top part of the...

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    Sadie, I had a hard time remembering a lot of details, even immediately after the attack. I wrote down as much as I could, but it was all a blur. I think it was a 4-door car, possibly a hard-top convertible (I think I remember the top part of the car being a different shade than the bottom part of the car). I couldn't even give the detective a description of the guy who was swinging at me beyond about a head taller than 5'7" (my height), muscular, White or light-skinned Hispanic, and dressed preppy like he was coming from a club.

Aug 11

Updated Aug 12

Blue Line Closures

Just a heads up, neighbors, the Blue Line has significant closures coming up!

http://chicagoist.com/2014/08/11/cta_releases_new_dates_for_damen_ca.php

To re-cap: "The California station will close for 42 days on Sept. 4 and will reopen Oct. 16. Damen, meanwhile, will close for 63 days on Oct. 20 and will reopen Dec. 22."

Start planning your work commute!

  • I contacted the transportation reporter at the Tribune and he said the trains will run through the stations and not stop at each station during each station overhaul.

  • Thank you, Sheila!!

Jul 15

Updated Aug 11

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?

  • Hi Paul! Are you part of the new store's team?

    I gotta tell you, we are SO EXCITED for the opening!!! We're really close neighbors (we live across the street!) so we are just dying to see the new place.

    Please let us know of the opening party you guys have plan and WELCOME!!!

  • Hey Cristian. Thank you very much for you interest. I am part of the store's new team. We are all extremely excited to get the store open!! We had some setbacks in construction but the store has really turned out nice. We did a complete gut and demolition of the old Danny's, so everything is brand new. I look forward to meeting everyone. I will definitely keep everyone posted on the opening party.

Aug 07

Updated Aug 11

Hide yo' dogs: canine sexual predator alert

So, I was walking down Schubert about 20 minutes ago with my dog and a guy in a bright red conversion van said "Excuse me! Do you want to mate her?" and when I said no and kept walking, he drove off west down Schubert in a hurry.

It was like a cat call, but aimed at my dog. Still: gross.

  • 1. She's using hyperbole. Nostril breathers might find subtle humor in the title.

    2. A rush to defend an anonymous weirdo soliciting unlicensed dog breeding from a van?

    3. This person is not doing this because he just loves dogs so much. It's for money or worse.

    4. Spend a couple hours at CACC.

  • Liz

    Thanks, Furious D, that was my intention, and you've summed it up nicely.

    Poppyboy is correct in his sentiment. My dog is indeed fixed, and she is a rescue. Backyard breeding is irresponsible and it's sad to see all the unwanted dogs at places like the CACC.

    Kathleen Boyle, yes, that's a very nice way to think about it. :-)

    Matt H, now that is one hilarious comeback!

Aug 10

Updated Aug 11

First Floor Water Leakage

We live in a newer condo that has experienced leakage on the first floor. We've been researching the issue and have been told it could be drainage along the building or the high water table in the neighborhood, which is even higher this year because of the heavy snows and recent rains. The leakage occurs where the floor meets the wall. Has anyone else experienced an increase in water this year and how did you fix the issue?

So far we have calls out to Perma Seal, U.S. Water Proofing and Atlas. This occurs in the first floor unit. There's no basement or garden unit in the building.

  • It could be a clogged condensate drain. Condensate is the water (condensation) which results from the use of air conditioners. They get clogged occasionally and need to be cleaned out.

  • ht ...

    Sounds like window/foundation issue. Pricey to fix, but you are in luck. Since an exterior issue, it becomes an HOA repair, not your individual condo repair.

Aug 06

Updated Aug 07

SFR?

Has anyone been here or does anyone go there? I once peeked inside only to find a large muscular man wearing a white tank top and a fedora doing a crazy club grind toward me. How long has this place been around?

  • I've been wondering about this place too- they opened during the winter and the place looked so cozy there on the corner, but then they were closed all winter and have since been open at such random times. I did see a big noisy crowd standing outside the place a few nights ago, but I couldn't tell if they were patrons or not.

  • Live down the street and my wife and I stopped in last winter when they opened. Met the owner who seemed a little more than clueless in the restaurant/bar industry. I give him credit for trying but he doesn't seem to have business skills and that comes across clearly. Great...

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    Live down the street and my wife and I stopped in last winter when they opened. Met the owner who seemed a little more than clueless in the restaurant/bar industry. I give him credit for trying but he doesn't seem to have business skills and that comes across clearly. Great location and lots of space. I've stopped by a few times to have a beer. Looks as though they gave up on the food although he put a ton of money into the kitchen. Hopefully he is able to partner with someone who can help him out. Otherwise I'm afraid it may go the way the previous neighbor "BLITZ" went.

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