7 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

In need of a dog walker/sitter?

If you need a dog walker or dog sitter i am the perfect person! Dogs are my passion i love all type of dogs anywhere as small as a chihuahua to as big as a massive bull dog i am available anytime i work with ur schedule im very flexible i reason with you im not about money im about the dogs.:) comment if your interested ill give u my number:D

  • Leigh CPS Teacher & Humboldt Park resident

    Ashley, I am sure others might comment on how this is not an advertising service nor a community related post...

    however, after a recent breakup with my long-term boyfriend, who was the one that took care of the dogs while I was at work, I am now looking for a...

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    Ashley, I am sure others might comment on how this is not an advertising service nor a community related post...

    however, after a recent breakup with my long-term boyfriend, who was the one that took care of the dogs while I was at work, I am now looking for a dog sitter. What are your rates and would you service Rockwell & Potomac in Humboldt Park? I am looking for someone to walk my two little dogs (8-11 lbs) once a day M-F. I am a CPS teacher and regardless of popular belief, I do not make a high salary especially now with living alone so please advise. Thank you!

16 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

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.

4 hours ago

5 hours ago

Education and Enrollment

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37 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

May 05

Updated 7 hours ago

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.

  • meanboss I own a circus.

    You would be a true American hero.

  • I don't like coffee, but I'll regularly go to any coffee shop that rehabs that building just so they stay in business.

17 hours ago

Updated 7 hours ago

TV & Internet Service for Logan Sq/West Bucktown

I am under contract for a townhouse in Logan Sq/West Bucktown, and I'm wondering what the best options are for TV and internet service... I've been in a highrise with exclusive deal with RCN for the past 12 years, so I have no idea what's out there servicing Chicago, what it costs and how the quality compares. Looking for mid-range services for both... don't need all 500 internet channels but want more than the basics. For internet, something like 20mbps...

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I am under contract for a townhouse in Logan Sq/West Bucktown, and I'm wondering what the best options are for TV and internet service... I've been in a highrise with exclusive deal with RCN for the past 12 years, so I have no idea what's out there servicing Chicago, what it costs and how the quality compares. Looking for mid-range services for both... don't need all 500 internet channels but want more than the basics. For internet, something like 20mbps service. There is some sort of dish on the roof of the townhouse I'm buying, but I forgot to check and see if it was Dish or Direct TV when I was there for the inspection. Does that even matter? Or will they provide free equipment? Thanks in advance for your advice!

  • I have had Comcast for both...not good internet would go down and the tech support was horrible! AT&T Internet has been good except they charged me a lot to fix a small issue with my apartments phone line. I have DirecTv mid-range package which has worked for me and my...

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    I have had Comcast for both...not good internet would go down and the tech support was horrible! AT&T Internet has been good except they charged me a lot to fix a small issue with my apartments phone line. I have DirecTv mid-range package which has worked for me and my family (wife amd two toddler daughters). They provide equipment and usually give you free NFL Sunday Ticket free for first year(if you are football fan might be a draw). Only complaints are service going out with really bad weather (maybe lasts for 5is mins), canceling Sunday Ticket is a hassle (have to wait until the start of the next year's season, like Aug., before you can do so) and the occasional sales calls (every 6-8 weeks). But theydo give a lot of free previews for extra channels so that is a nice bonus! Hope thay helps and welcome tothe neighborhood!

8 hours ago

Updated 7 hours ago

Petition for I AM Logan Square to Remove Mark Fishman from their Board

"There is growing vocal discontent about Mark Fishman’s control and usage of the Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival (MAAF), as a tool to increase his substantial development and real estate holdings."

To find out more about this petition or sign it yourself: http://www.change.org/p/i-am-logan-square-ials-remove-mark-fishman-treasurer-from-your-board?recruiter=30671237&utm_campaign=signature_receipt&utm_medium=email&utm_source=share_petition

  • I'm not sure I understand how he's using the festival to increase his real estate?

32 hours ago

Updated 9 hours ago

Logan square eagle monument

Does anyone know who takes care of the park around the eagle monument in logan square. I recently moved back to logan square and this past Saturday i took my kids for a walk around the eagle monument and found teenagers smoking weed and a lot of bums around the park area around the eagle monument.
it's sad to see a beautiful area go to waste when it can be taken care of for the residents of logan square to enjoy.
Please help by passing the word out so that the area around the eagle can be cleaned and taken care of so our children and enjoy it.

  • The observation I made about the eagle monument in logan square was to make the area a safer place for our children as well as for adults. I moved back to logan square this past year after being away from the area for the past 3 years. I have lived...

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    The observation I made about the eagle monument in logan square was to make the area a safer place for our children as well as for adults. I moved back to logan square this past year after being away from the area for the past 3 years. I have lived most of my life (about 30 years) in logan square and have seen a lot of changes some good some bad. The eagle monument area is the center place of logan square but everyone on here is forgetting about the surrounding area which includes the stores and nit to mention the logan movie theater. I'm just sick to see the area go to waste. I remember when my mother used to take me down Milwaukee Ave from Ashland to Kimball on the weekends to see the sidewalk sales the stores had. Now you go down Milwaukee Ave and all you see are bars and stores that are boarded up or closed down. Let's make logan square beautiful again for everyone to enjoy and be proud of. I know must of you don't remember but there used to be a lot of gangs in logan square. The difference back then was that everyone got together to make the area safer instead of pointing fingers as to whom to blame.
    I'm not asking to change the world, I'm just asking to help change a small piece of the world where everyone can have fun with there family's.

  • Well state Arnie.

37 hours ago

Updated 10 hours ago

Monument concert / events

Hello,

Does anyone know of a calendar that has the square (centennial monument) concert / gathering events? I walked by yesterday afternoon and there was a dj / dance hapening but I didnt stop as I was running late for a movie. I also missed a concert of a band I like there a few weeks ago, as I didnt see anything about it till the day after it happened. Does anyone have any more info on these / a calendar / etc

Thanks

  • I vaguely remember someone asking something similar this summer and someone else responded with a post that the woman who organized the events moved so now it's a bit ad hoc. I didn't even see stuff listed on the LS Chamber of Commerce calendar.

  • Varagona Music Teacher & Lanlord

    I think the Elastic Arts Foundation does some things there... Check out their website.

40 hours ago

Updated 11 hours ago

Two Guitars Stolen out of a tan chevy venture minivan late last thursday night, fri. morning!

A white epiphone thunderbird serial number 13032307971

and a.....

gibson sg 90 junior w/ steinberger bridge, 1988. No serial number..

they were stolen out of my 2000 chevy venture minivan, color tan, late last thursday night, fri. morning, on Palmer and Kedzie, the west side of Palmer Square. PLEASE HELP! I'll be posting signs tomorrow in the neighborhood... thank you so much for anything.

  • RubyRed Dancer, Drummer, Cyclist

    That sucks. In your outreach to shops and resellers I'd reach out to the shop at Music Garage as well. Best of luck.

  • Josh Vaughn Musician

    Thanks Ruby!

    I'm calling them, plus some pawn shops around the city!! My band plays at emporium August 28th, I need them for the show. Thanks again for the advice.

Jun 18

Updated 12 hours ago

Door to Door asking to see a bill

Lately there have been young men going door to door asking to see a bill. I think it was the electric bill. Are these people legit? My husband answered the door and the young man kept insisting to see the bill. I husband refused.

  • They want to try to get you to change your electric carrier I think and while you might get a good rate for that day, it will fluctuate. I'm a CPS Teacher and once, the young man was a former student of mine. He wasn't able to communicate very well...

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    They want to try to get you to change your electric carrier I think and while you might get a good rate for that day, it will fluctuate. I'm a CPS Teacher and once, the young man was a former student of mine. He wasn't able to communicate very well what he was doing or why. The company seems to simply get young individuals to try to persuade families to change their carriers, yet they're not very well educated on the whole process. It's not safe anyway though for them (or us) to have people going door to door-time to update their practices!

  • Where these people from Green Mountain Energy by any chance? These guys have been in my neighborhood recently asking to see people's electric bills

13 hours ago

looking for some moving boxes

if anyone has moving boxes that they'd like to pass along, i'd be happy to pick up. located in Logan Square, so surrounding areas are preferable. thanks!

14 hours ago

Fire Department hiring

My husband and I just went to lunch at Van Phat and a Chicago Fireman was handing out brochures. They are looking to hire firefighters. The test dates are December 13th and 14th, and the deadline for sign up is September 16th
He said they give the test every ten years. The website is: www.cityofchicago.org/fire application.

18 hours ago

Updated 15 hours ago

New residential development at Western & Cortland

Does anyone have any information on the new 4-story residential building proposed for the northwest corner of Western & Cortland?

16 hours ago

Now THAT was thunder!!!

:-/

May 08

Updated 18 hours ago

Carmenza’s Day Care opening a second location in Logan Square — right behind Haas Park

Parents always seem to be looking for good daycare options, and Carmenza’s Day Care is *terrific*. Their new second location is great, as it’s right behind Haas Park — on the 2400 block of Washtenaw. I don’t want to post their phone number in a public forum, but feel free to message me if you want their contact info.

  • Seth Logan Square resident for 13+ years

    Hi, Ben. I just sent you an email with Carmenza and Fercho's contact information. Don't hesitate to email or call me if I can help with anything.

  • I can also vouch for Carmenza's if you need a reference. My daughter is on her last week there (been there since 3 months old) and now my 3 month old son goes there as well. Bittersweet!

41 hours ago

Updated 19 hours ago

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!

19 hours ago

Park District Class Recommendations?

Hi neighbors, I know that the park district fall class registration recently opened and I'm wondering if anyone has any recommendations for locations to enroll in good fitness (yoga/pliates) or arts (painting/drawing/pottery classes. I'm willing to travel to Irving Park, Indenpendence Park, Avondale, Portage Park, or Humboldt Park. Thanks in advance for your insights!

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44 hours ago

Updated 21 hours ago

Looking for a licensed and bonded residential contractor

Looking to replace and/or restore a deck/porch. Must be able to retrieve permits and blue prints. If interested, please respond with your contact information.

29 hours ago

Education and Enrollment

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31 hours ago

Let's Talk Testing in Chicago Public Schools

Mon, Aug 25, 2014 6:30PM - 8:30 PM

We're hosting a free event for parents and other folks interested in education issues to discuss the anticipated standardized testing schedule for CPS this year. Please come to learn and share from More Than A Score. More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/686611988087113/ or https://actionnetwork.org/events/lets-talk-testing-for-cps-2014-school-year

35 hours ago

Aug 05

Updated 38 hours ago

Barber shop recommendation in Logan Square

I need to get my ears lowered. I'm just back to Logan Square after a 5-year absence, and need a new barber.

I'm looking for a spot with walk-ins and not more than $20 pre-tip. Willing to wait for a chair in exchange for attention to detail.

Where do you go?

  • Kevin_M Logan Square resident since 2007

    Joe's on Fullerton is consistently voted best barber shop in the entire city (according to the Reader). The runner up for two years running is Pete's on Elston. I go back and forth to both. You will get a great haircut at either one, but sometimes the wait gets ridiculous - especially at Pete's. But Pete is a good guy - he offers you a Hamm's on the house, and will even call you when you're on deck if you choose to run some errands before they get to you.

  • Paul Smith EveryBlock co-founder. Logan Square resident.

    I wound up going to Yohel's on Fullerton & Mozart, got a solid trim, didn't wait long, $15 + tip.

40 hours ago

Updated 39 hours ago

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.

5 days ago

Updated 41 hours ago

Looking for a fantasy football draft spot

Hey guys, I'm looking a spot to hold a fantasy football draft party, specifically a sports bar with wifi. Any suggestions out there?

  • AIF

    Humblebar (North and Whipple) does have wifi and thank you for the recommendation, Chicago Grey! We would be happy to host your fantasy football party! Contact humblebar312@gmail.com if interested.

  • Thanks you guys! I received such a large response to this post and others like it that I decided to publish a piece on the best spots to hold fantasy football draft parties in the city. Check it out: chicago.viewsmix.com/2014/08/18/fantasy-football-draft-party-chicago

2 days ago

Updated 42 hours ago

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!

5 days ago

Updated 42 hours ago

Vitame v Logan Square!

Lucie Kutrova, Vy ste z Ceskej Republiky? Mam Cechov velmi rada, a vitam! Srdecny pozdrav ode mna (Maz).

  • We've held a couple of Chicago Beer Society tasting dinners as Klas. Its an interesting place, and easy to get to on public transportation, you just ride the Pink Line to the end and walk a couple blocks west.

    I'd love to hear you play! I took accordion lessons for a few years in my childhood, and am trying to re-learn this somewhat difficult instrument in my retirement.

  • Maz ethnic/cabaret accordionist, bungalow owner

    Thanks Brad! I am planning to play from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 30, but it's best to check with the restaurant to confirm. Their number is 708.652.0795. They usually get my schedule a couple weeks in advance. However, as I mentioned above, Oktoberfest will be starting soon and I'll be busy playing in a German band. Then I'll be back at Klas in November.

6 days ago

Updated 43 hours ago

Trying to find a cleaning person, not a service

I've had some very bad experiences with services - mostly because of inconsistency. One week it is perfect with one person, the next barely worth paying for when a different person is sent. I'd like to find one person - not a service - who can come every other week. Does anyone have a recommendation? Thanks!

  • PetParent Founder of Pets Are Like Family

    I pay mine $75 per visit. She is there for 3 hours and just cleans the living room, dining room, kitchen and bathroom. I do the rest myself. We usually work in tandem. She only comes about once every other month, when I'm going to have company.

  • Nora Doherty Bucktown mom & real estate tax attorney

    A lot of the best cleaning ladies went back to Poland a few years ago. I still have one, though. She has been with me for 9 years and her name is Grace. She hates dirt. Let me know if you want her number. I pay her $120 for a duplex in Bucktown. It's about $20 per hour. She mostly just washes the sheets.

4 days ago

Updated 43 hours ago

Thank You Ald. Colon for Pawn Shop Selling Stolen Goods

As you face your DUI hearing today, I want to extend my insincere thanks for pushing the EZ Pawn shop on Fullerton on the community over the vocal objections of community members. One of the objections was that thieves would be able to sell stolen goods, and that's just what is happening.

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2014/08/13/2-investigators-bike-theft-victims-band-together-online/

P.S. Ald. Moreno also approved an EZ Pawn shop against the wishes of the community.

44 hours ago

Looking for a licensed and bonded residential contract

Need a deck replaced or restored. Will need to retrieve permits and blue prints. If interested, please respond with the best way to you.

45 hours ago

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2 days ago

Updated 47 hours ago

They stole my roommates...

Sunroof. This is a new one; I've never heard of this happening. It happened during the early hours on Sunday. If anyone has any insight as to why someone would steal a sunroof I like to know.

  • The apostrophe changes everything in this title. I was honestly prepared to read a post about body snatchers! :-)

    (Sorry about the sunroof -- that's a new one to me.)

  • Daniel.S Bucktown Resident

    LOL my bad

  • Jerry Cargill Photographer, Teacher, Live on Milwaukee Ave.

    Most cars are stolen for the parts. They just wanted that one part and thought it would be easier to just take the roof. That's my guess.

2 days ago

Education and Enrollment

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2 days ago

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?

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

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.

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Another car break-in

My car was broken into at Spaulding and Schubert last night. I've noticed a number of spots with broken glass in the area in the last couple months, so it seems like it's been happening a lot. I didn't have anything out in my car so the only thing I can figure attracted them is that I had a audio aux cable hanging out of my console, which I thought would make it obvious that my iPhone is NOT in...

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My car was broken into at Spaulding and Schubert last night. I've noticed a number of spots with broken glass in the area in the last couple months, so it seems like it's been happening a lot. I didn't have anything out in my car so the only thing I can figure attracted them is that I had a audio aux cable hanging out of my console, which I thought would make it obvious that my iPhone is NOT in my car but guess not. Nothing was stolen, but then again I didn't have anything in my car. So I guess I will be extra careful to not have anything visible in the future.

Stay safe out there, neighbors. As a side note, Aaron's Auto Glass saved the day by replacing my window in about an hour on a Sunday morning, so I highly recommend them.

  • There are security cameras on at least one of the apartment buildings over there - maybe see if any were pointed in the direction of your car?

  • Oh that's a really good idea! Thanks Kandiss!

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Comcast down. Again.

Need I say more?

Almost 3 hours and counting... Of course their website and automated phone system still says everything is fine even though all of my neighbors are out as well.

Kedzie/Bloomingdale area. Any other areas affected?

  • For what it's worth, when I lived near Cortland + California our Comcast service was spotty as f*ck, often going out for hours at a time. One technician that came out said that someone had disconnected our hookup outdoors, and another technician said that service in our area was just "bad." We've since moved to the opposite side of Armitage, and our service has never been better.

  • I've been having the same issue - the internet would go out for a few hours at a time several times a week. I finally called and they said the modem (supplied by Comcast) was old and outdated and not able to connect as strongly anymore. Might be worth asking about - they installed a new one and its been fine since.

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3 days ago

Looking for reasonable rent for October 1

Let me know if you hear about any rentals in the area. I am looking to move the 1st of October. It needs to be under 1k, accepts dogs and at least 2 br. I can supply top of the line appliances if it will reduce the rent. Feel free to email me at evang123@gmail.com. Thanks!

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

In need of a plumber...

Greetings fellow neighbors-

I am in need of a plumber, the washing machine drainage is backing up to my kitchen sink and also to the unit below me.

I am looking for someone local and of course reasonable. I don't know how exactly the plumbing rates work.

Thank you in advance for your input.

  • Kristine Cloud 30 year resident of North Center

    We like the Scottish Plumbers - they show up on time and do good work. Warning: they do not wear kilts.

  • spe

    Just yesterday we had Kevin McDonough from Sound Plumbing out to help with a leaky sink drain. He was friendly, prompt, efficient, reasonably priced, etc. I can't think of anyone I would rate more highly--all around a class act!

    Sound Plumbing
    773-306-9494
    soundplumbing@gmail.com

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

"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 Blegen Bartels 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!

3 days ago

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