9 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 used my crappy snow blower to clear my entire side of the block and attempted to plow the alley of my neighbors' and I garage. It all seems hopeless though.

  • @Tom - the main offender I can think of on Schubert is a large apartment building that doesn't shovel at all during the whole winter.

11 hours ago

Updated 13 min ago

Just say no to Dibs

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

12 hours ago

Updated 2 hours 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

34 hours ago

Updated 4 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.

2 days ago

Updated 7 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.

Dec 02

Updated 9 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 12 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 12 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 13 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.

19 hours ago

EEDS Carnaval Percussion Classes start February 4 in CHICAGO!

Location: Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center, 4046 W Armitage, Chicago

19 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 20 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 24 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.

Jan 12

Updated 32 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 34 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 34 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 35 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.

    All I know about the Milshire is that it got purchased by Mark Fishman (developer) and...

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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 36 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.'

42 hours ago

3 days ago

Updated 45 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.

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.

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.

3 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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5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

TWIN TOWERS property owner still John Burns / MaxMil LLC

Zoning Change / Planned Development Ordinance Application 2014-18166 filed with City discloses @ page 11 that 2293 North Milwaukee LLC (Robert Buono + partners) is not property owner, but "developer". MaxMil LLC (John Burns + partner Newgard Development) is owner entity? Burns controlled original GGNA Zoning Committee created with former 1st Ward Alderman Manny Flores before community took it back from real estate interests. Alderman Moreno- please clarify:

MaxMil, LLC
155 North Wacker Drive
Suite 1690
Chicago, IL 60606
512.223.0000...

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Zoning Change / Planned Development Ordinance Application 2014-18166 filed with City discloses @ page 11 that 2293 North Milwaukee LLC (Robert Buono + partners) is not property owner, but "developer". MaxMil LLC (John Burns + partner Newgard Development) is owner entity? Burns controlled original GGNA Zoning Committee created with former 1st Ward Alderman Manny Flores before community took it back from real estate interests. Alderman Moreno- please clarify:

MaxMil, LLC
155 North Wacker Drive
Suite 1690
Chicago, IL 60606
512.223.0000

May 28, 2014
Patricia Scudiero
Zoning Administrator
City of Chicago
City Hall - Room 905
121 N. LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL 60602

Re: 2255-93 N. Milwaukee Ave. / 2208-26 N. Washtenaw Ave. / 2715-35 W. Belden St.

Dear Zoning Administrator Scudiero:

MaxMil, LLC, an Illinois limited liability company, is the owner ("Owner") of the above referenced property (the "Property"). Owner has authorized 2293 North Milwaukee LLC, an Illinois limited liability company ("Applicant") to file a Planned Development Application for development of the Property and to take any necessary actions in connections with said application.

Sincerely,
John R. Burns
Member
CC: Rolando Acosta
John Stocker

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Gas or Sewer smell?

There has been construction going on around Kimball and Palmer for the past week and a half. Today we noticed a strong sent of what could be gas in our apartment. The upstairs neighbors have the smell as well. It seems to be coming from the drain in the basement. Our landlord received a message from Peoples stating that other people around the area have had similar complaints and that the smell is not gas but a combination of paint thinner and ammonia in the sewers. The fire department also came out and checked out the situation and said the same thing. Has anyone else had any issues with this smell?

  • Yes...dry water traps..pour water down it..worked for me...on;y I used buckets...

  • i had this same problem a few days ago and a few buckets of water with some concentrated odor eliminator worked for me. another trick i learned from a friend is to put boric acid around the drains to stave off oriental roaches (waterbugs).

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Jan 20

Updated 3 days ago

Need Recommendations

Hi there...I need a couple of recommendations: a plumber and an auto mechanic. I have a leak in my bathroom, so not a big job, but local is best. I am also looking for a mechanic to let me know how much longer I can keep my 14-year old beast running or if it is time to let her go because keeping her running would be too expensive. Any suggestions?

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Looking for a cat sitter

Need a cat sitter to come a few times this weekend. I know there's Rover and Dog Vacay but I am too lazy to look through all of that! Would like someone experienced as she has a special diet and an Elizabethan collar on right now for her allergies ( so would have to have some experience putting that on a cat ) Otherwise she'll just purr and meow and ask for pets. Let me know how often you can come and your rates. We frequently go out of town so this could definitely be a long term thing! Our intersection is North and Albany. Thanks!

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3 days ago

Chicago Recycling now accepts Shelf-Stable and Refrigerated cartons

According to the website recyclecartons.com, I believe Chicago is now accepting shelf-stable and refrigerated cartons in the blue bins (i.e. broth cartons, juice cartons). Here is the link:
http://www.recyclecartons.com/center-info/?center=677&city=&county=COOK

Jan 15

Updated 3 days ago

missing dog

my dog got scared and left my friends yard in the 2500 block of north Lawndale. He is 9 lbs, brown (looks like an ewok), super friendly, answers to George and missed by his family terribly. please reposnd to the post if you see him.

Jan 23

Updated 4 days ago

New Veterinary Clinic in Logan Square!

Boulevard Veterinary on Armitage and California recently opened their doors and are accepting new patients!
All new clients receive $25 off their first visit!

2740 W. Armitage Ave.
773-360-1731
www.blvd.vet
Facebook: Boulevard Veterinary
Instagram: @blvd.vet

  • Lauren 5 year Humboldt Park resident

    Just to update you all, we've changed our Thursday hours to 11am-8pm for those of you that require later appointments!

  • I checked out the facilities over the weekend with my cat Dino (who gave everything a good sniff and a rub)...everything seems nice and state of the art and the vet who is running it (who worked in pet ER before) was very friendly. The price point seems the same as most, but it is so close to my house it will be my go-to for sure.

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Elise Doody Jones

My son played hockey with her son and I have gotten to know her through community events. For those who don't know her a good video about who she is.. I recommend getting her know her personally-she'll be knocking on doors meeting neighbors between now and election time.... and get out and vote!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_KkEaowgWA

4 days ago

Community Alert

Community Alert
Wanted for Robbery - 25th District (Grand and Central)

See posting below

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Updated 4 days ago

Interested in nanny share for 9 month old

Anyone have any advice or leads?

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    This is a great place to start: http://www.npnparents.org/

  • aya

    The Logan Square Parents Unite group on Facebook may also be a good resource. You'll have to message of of the group admins to gain access:
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/160953597431719/

    My family is currently in a nanny share, and found our share family on Craigslist (of all places!), because at the time I was looking, npnparents.org was mostly populated with families looking for nanny shares east of the expressway.

    Anyway, I hope you're able to find a family with similar requirements!

  • A MWL

    Yes! We are looking for a nanny share for our almost 2 year old. We have a nanny already who we love with 10+ years of experience. Please let me know if you are interested. I am also on the facebook page that Aya listed asking for nanny share :)

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Updated 4 days ago

Recommendations for Sturctural Beam Repair/Replacement

I've got a bad main structural beam in my basement. It needs to be replaced. Has anyone had this done? Can you recommend a company? I'd also appreciate a ballpark of how much it cost if you don't mind sharing. I know it isn't going to be cheap. Thanks.

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Seeking CPS school applicants for The One Fund Grant

I encourage teachers at any of our neighborhood CPS schools (with 80% poverty or higher) to consider applying for your PreK-3 students to receive The One Fund grant!

http://www.emeraldcitytheatre.com/supportus_onefund.php

Student recipients at the winning schools each receive a free Emerald City theatre performance (either at your school or as a field trip to the theatre) and a free book (valued at $3,000 - $5,000 for each school).

Last year, McAuliffe was one of the winning schools!

Let's keep Logan Square...

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I encourage teachers at any of our neighborhood CPS schools (with 80% poverty or higher) to consider applying for your PreK-3 students to receive The One Fund grant!

http://www.emeraldcitytheatre.com/supportus_onefund.php

Student recipients at the winning schools each receive a free Emerald City theatre performance (either at your school or as a field trip to the theatre) and a free book (valued at $3,000 - $5,000 for each school).

Last year, McAuliffe was one of the winning schools!

Let's keep Logan Square and Avondale represented again this year!

Eligibility:

Must be a school within the Chicago Public School system.

Only for Grades Pre-K thru 3rd grade.

School must be listed on CPS website, School Profile page, as having 80% or higher low-income student population.

APPLICATION DEADLINE – 5PM on February 23, 2015

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They accept multiple applications per school, so parents of children at all of our qualifying schools should help point your PreK-3 teachers toward this opportunity!

Let's help bring additional literacy and arts opportunities to our most deserving neighborhood children!

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