19 min ago

Updated 3 min ago

If you don't pick up that poop you might get flagged!

This topic has been addressed here ad nauseam, I don't think the offenders are reading Every Block- you know, pick up your dog poop! This afternoon, someone actually flagged a dog poop. I am not sure what to make of it- If you want to see this- take a look, I took a picture. (for some unknown reason, Everyblock pics are not going through)

https://www.flickr.com/photos/bartshore/16915159066/

  • I've thought about doing this myself! I say shame the offenders any way necessary. BTW, I have an extra-large dog and ALWAYS pick up. I even used leaves once when I ran out of bags. No excuses, ever.

37 hours ago

Updated 4 min ago

Need Moving Boxes

Hello neighbors! Need all sizes. I so appreciate your help. Thank you!

  • Check out EB Humbouldt Park. I just saw a post offering boxes.

20 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Baby shower venue rental

Looking to rent a venue for a baby shower 60-70 guest. Preferably a outdoor patio but will consider indoors too. Also must allow outside catering.

  • AIF

    Humblebar and Lounge, 3018 west North Ave, has an upstairs venue that is perfect for baby showers with no children. Outside food is welcome but not outside liquor. Contact humblebar312@gmail.com for more information.
    Would love to send you pictures, can't seem to paste them onto this thread.

  • J's

    AIF thanks for the suggestion I will definitely look into humblebar....

8 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Mulch by the truck load

Are there any places nearby that sell mulch by the truck load? Or is there a way to rent a truck (Home Depot) and go get a truckload of mulch? Our building has a mulch bed that runs the entire parkway of a half block. We've had the outfit that mows our tiny yards install and refill it in the past, but wouldn't mind doing it myself if the economics are right. And I've looked into going to Home Depot, or something similar, and buying by the bag and that did not seem like a reasonable option.

35 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Two Towers/Max Gerber Development 2nd Community Meeting

The 2nd Community Meeting for the old Max Gerber Project (The Two Towers), at 2293 N. Milwaukee Ave, will be Monday, March 30th, at the Haas Park Fieldhouse at 6:30 p.m .

The last meeting was packed and was originally proposed to add 253 rental units in the area near the California L station - that's on top of 52 now permitted at 2340 N. California and 120 planned to open in Spring 2016 at 2211 N. Milwaukee.

  • Susan S. resident

    Unless he's drastically changed his plan, this developer is asking for an upzone, which is not the same thing as TOD. He's also asking for even less parking than the TOD law provides.

  • LSNA is spreading the word: http://www.lsna.net/calendar/5011

    "In addition to concerns about density and precedent, LSNA leaders noted that the "affordable units" in the October plan were not actually affordable...and the units were not large enough for families."

    "The plan put also private green space, behind an ivy-covered fence...."

9 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Found dogs

Two dogs were found near Starbucks at Roscoe and leavitt. Large Brindle mix and large doodle. They're safe with me

35 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

5 story 'Micro' apartment building approved for 2328 N. Milwaukee Ave

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150325/logan-square/micro-apartments-approved-for-logan-square-after-year-of-revision

According to dnainfo:

"The Transit-Oriented Development would house 52 units ranging from an average size of 439-square-foot studios, 1,537-square-foot one-bedroom units and roughly 1,000-square-foot two-bedroom units
Cost for each unit will range from $1,200 for studio apartments, $1,400 for one-bedroom units and roughly $2,100 for two-bedroom units.

The plan for the Logan Square development will feature 18 parking spaces, two Zipcars and five affordable housing units — 10 percent of the total units"

So this won't be have 'SRO'...

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http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150325/logan-square/micro-apartments-approved-for-logan-square-after-year-of-revision

According to dnainfo:

"The Transit-Oriented Development would house 52 units ranging from an average size of 439-square-foot studios, 1,537-square-foot one-bedroom units and roughly 1,000-square-foot two-bedroom units
Cost for each unit will range from $1,200 for studio apartments, $1,400 for one-bedroom units and roughly $2,100 for two-bedroom units.

The plan for the Logan Square development will feature 18 parking spaces, two Zipcars and five affordable housing units — 10 percent of the total units"

So this won't be have 'SRO' /single room occupancy zoning. And to me the units are not very MICRO...or cheep. (I think the article might be mixing up the 1000sqft 2 bedroom with the 1500sqft 1 bedroom).

To me this seems like a good fit for a busy corner right by the El. This should help spread the revitalization of Milwaukee Ave further northwest.

  • jb, the idea is "what 23 year old has $1,200 a month to spend?"

  • Alan.. You're probably wrong.

    A 23 year old might not, a 25-30yr old single "young professional" would pay that much to be near all the "cool" bars and be right by the train to get to work. I'd never pay that much but people certainly will.

7 hours ago

Early Voting

Just voted at Bucktown library. Great judges, no wait. One question on my ballot, one correct answer. RAHM

35 hours ago

Updated 7 hours ago

Found cat - Milwaukee & Sawyer

Found a young male grey tabby on our porch this morning. Collar but no tags. Very friendly, but seemed scared to be outside. We are keeping him safe inside.

  • Just this morning, I brought a friendly stray, which had been beat to a bloody pulp, possibly by a dog or another cat, into the Tree House clinic. They're transferring him to an ER. Make no mistake, any outdoor cat, feral or someone's pet, can suffer an excruciating plight.

  • time and again, it's posters that work...put on the corner lamp posts and in neighbors' doors. the owner -- or someone who recognizes the cat and knows who it belongs to -- may contact you. a lot of older pet owners are not looking online...

30 hours ago

Updated 7 hours ago

Need CPA Recommendation

My husband just started his Hardwood flooring business, we are now in need of a CPA does anyone know of a good and reliable CPA that can be recommended?

Thank you.

  • Jdo concerned mom

    Pat Alvino 773.561.8778. 5820 N Broadway. We started going to her when we bought our business. Good luck!

  • Bill Vlazny-CPA, CFP at Chicago Tax & Financial-3260 N. Clark St. (773) 348-3600.
    In the business forever and I love this guy!

  • Carmen B I love here.

    I love this guy- use him for business and personal:

    F.T. Karall Company

    3805 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL. 60613

    Email: frank@ftkcpa.com | Website: http://www.ftkcpa.com/

    Phone: 773.404.8484 | Fax: 77.404.0093

34 hours ago

Updated 9 hours ago

More on the stick ups at 3000 W Schubert from DNA Info-

A man who wore a hoodie with the famous tagline "We Trippy Mane" during one crime is suspected of robbing Logan Square residents at gunpoint this month.

The saying was made famous by Juicy J, of the Academy Award-winning rap duo Three 6 Mafia.

During the robberies, the man says he has a weapon then takes the victim's property.

The first robbery occurred on March 14 around 10:30 p.m., in the 3000 block of West Schubert Avenue. On Monday, another...

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A man who wore a hoodie with the famous tagline "We Trippy Mane" during one crime is suspected of robbing Logan Square residents at gunpoint this month.

The saying was made famous by Juicy J, of the Academy Award-winning rap duo Three 6 Mafia.

During the robberies, the man says he has a weapon then takes the victim's property.

The first robbery occurred on March 14 around 10:30 p.m., in the 3000 block of West Schubert Avenue. On Monday, another person was robbed around 12:25 a.m. on the same block. About 15 minutes later, another person was robbed in the 2900 block of West Schubert Avenue, police said.

According to police, the suspect is between 18 and 30 years old, stands around 5-foot-11 and weighs about 165 pounds.

In one of the incidents, the man was wearing a dark sweatshirt with pink lettering of the phrase "We Trippy Mane," blue jeans, beige boots and earrings in both ears, police said.

you can see the thug at this lnk: http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150325/lincoln-square/we-trippy-mane-hoodie-wearing-man-robbing-lincoln-square-residents

36 hours ago

Updated 9 hours ago

AT&T Internet Issues

Anyone else in Logan/surrounding neighborhoods having problems with the Internet since last night? I haven't had a chance to call yet but was wondering if we were the only ones. We already hate our service anyway--this might be the straw that breaks the camel's back!

  • Deepti Logan Resident

    Also not available in our area! He made certain that we shouldn't be charged unless they try to fix something on one of our home devices (e.g. ipad, computer, etc) which I know for a fact they won't be even touching. I have had my fair share of angry phone calls to AT&T so I am ready to have another if needed :) I will get that number from you if it's necessary though!

  • I thought they said 'if they come into the home' to check..interested to see what happens. Thanks for the information!

29 hours ago

Updated 11 hours ago

General Contractor

I'm looking to hire a general contractor this spring to complete a number of projects on my home including, installing a new roof and deck, hardwood flooring, and bathroom updates.
Do you have a local contractor you would recommend who is honest, professional, and does a remarkable job?

  • Jon Hiatt, RA LEED GA Architect in Old Town

    Nick,
    I personally have used Bluesky Roofing for my deck (they do more than just roofs) and I am pleased with their work.

    A note about the roof deck. First you will need a permit; many contractors will tell you will not. The homeowner is responsible for getting the proper...

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    Nick,
    I personally have used Bluesky Roofing for my deck (they do more than just roofs) and I am pleased with their work.

    A note about the roof deck. First you will need a permit; many contractors will tell you will not. The homeowner is responsible for getting the proper permits. Also, adding a roof deck is not always as easy as it sounds. Unless you are replacing a legal existing roof deck, you will most likely need to upgrade the structure of the roof. The city code requires decks to be built with a 100 pounds per square foot live load, people standing on it, plus the weight of the deck, roofing, sheathing, etc. Thus wherever you place the deck, the roof structure under it needs to meet this requirement, which means tearing up the roof, sheathing and working on the structure, then replacing the roof, and then adding the deck.

    If the building has no existing roof deck, most likely it was built for a 20 pounds per square foot live load for maintenance work, with other considerations such as snow loads, roof ponding, etc, which will could cause a serious life safety issue if the deck is packed with people. Other considerations also need to be taken into account when building a deck, for example two exits might be required depending on egress travel distance, size of deck, occupant count.

    I am an architect with my own practice and have done this type of work before. Call me at 312.945.6208 and we can talk about what you need to do and I can write up a proposal for the work.

    Cheers,
    Jon Hiatt RA, LEED GA, InterNACHI
    www.hydrantstudio,.com

  • keroleen, yes, we pulled out a million year old boiler and radiators and put in forced air. that was a sub-contractor my contractor brought in. it wasn't cheap. i know there are people out there that recondition old radiator systems...my friend did that for his building.

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22 hours ago

Updated 12 hours ago

Stolen vehicle

My car was stolen at belden and campbell.
It was a 2001 Honda crv. Silver

  • West Logan Pioneer Welcoming more and more like-minded neighbors

    I don't know where your car is, or if you'll ever see it again but I want to tell you that it is likely that you will see it again one day. The same thing happened to my partner's car twice, also CRV @same age and miraculously it came back...

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    I don't know where your car is, or if you'll ever see it again but I want to tell you that it is likely that you will see it again one day. The same thing happened to my partner's car twice, also CRV @same age and miraculously it came back to us. Report it as I am certain you did, and as I have practiced since two returns of his CRV, if you see a what looks to be abandoned car in your neighborhood ditched after a joy ride, call police!

    Here's to hoping your car turns up.

  • Keep checking to see if any parking tixs come up as well but the police may call you if they find it abandoned. What does your insurance say to do? I got mine back ..in pieces...5 days later. Good luck!

38 hours ago

Updated 12 hours ago

Scoby inquiry

I've recently attended a kombucha brewing class, and I'm interested in starting home brewing. However, I'm in need of the scoby. Dill is currently not selling them and had no suggestions as to where I could find one. Any ideas? Or does anyone have a baby they would share with me? Thank you!

31 hours ago

Updated 13 hours ago

Contemporary Art Gallery is Opening in Logan Square

Gallery 2506 is opening in the old Touch of Vintage space at 2506 N California. The website is www.gallery2506.com and the opening show is April 17th at 6pm.

13 hours ago

Dinos and Nicks

Anyone else wishes something gets done about the location. I think it would be a great spot for a nice dine-in restaurant or perhaps a drive-thru Coffee shop.I heard a Dunkin Donuts was suppose to get a permit to rebuild and open there. I feel a new business there will allow for a more lively boundary between Hermosa and Logan Square.

19 hours ago

2 days ago

Updated 23 hours ago

Grassy lot on Mozart & McLean

Does anyone know who owns the lot on the SE corner of Mozart and McLean or know how I can find out?

It's all nicely kept grass surrounded by a black chain link fence. There's a scaffolding kind of thing to hold up a banner on the corner, which makes me think it belongs to the church on McClean and California. Any ideas?

2 days ago

Updated 26 hours ago

FOUND DOG - Small Female

I picked up a dog around Armitage and Central Park yesterday early evening. I brought her to Chicago Animal Care and Control because I could not keep her and that is where every site and every person I've spoken to has told me to look for my dog. Dogs at CACC dont have very many days before being moved into adoption status so I am posting where ever I can and putting up fliers in hopes the owners are looking for her. If anyone has information about the owners please let me know or pass this info on to them. We go down there frequently looking for our dog and can help out.

315-391-8432

2 days ago

Updated 28 hours ago

Where to donate unused medical supplies

looking to donate ten boxes of unopened catheters. Preferably local so we don't have to pay shipping. Google has only found several organizations, but they are out of state so we'd have to ship the boxes. Hoping to find a local organization.

  • Ericka S. Chief Sorting Officer

    Thanks everyone for the ideas!

  • Taze Maze I'm interested.

    If these leads don't work out I know that the Oak Park Township takes donations of medical supplies.

30 hours ago

Mason Greg Cwik 773-744-6994

JC & Son Masonry
Jcandsonmasonry.com

2 days ago

Updated 33 hours ago

Anywhere nearby take small food donations?

Hi all, does anyone know of a food bank or agency nearby that takes donations of non-perishable food from individuals? I'm moving and have several grocery bags of items I can't take with me that I hate to just throw out.

  • Christopher House at Altgelt and Sawyer has a small food pantry for their clients. The building is open during school hours.

  • Nimptsch3 Fullerton & Kedzie

    There's Celestial Vision Food Pantry at 3023 W Fullerton

Mar 18

Updated 33 hours ago

Sod for lawn

Does anyone have a recommendation for a company to resod our lawn? Thanks

2 days ago

Updated 35 hours ago

Guitar Lessons

Anyone got any recs for people or places? Just learning for fun, so looking for something affordable on the weekend, or weekdays after work.

Thanks!

  • Amy

    The Puerto Rican Arts Alliance gives free lessons. Look them up.

  • Our daughter takes lessons from Brian Riggs, a great teacher who comes to our house for reasonably priced lessons. Would be happy to share his contact information directly if you're interested in looking into him as an option.

2 days ago

Updated 35 hours ago

Tuckpointing

My condo has some indoor brickwork that needs tuckpointing done and possibly a few bricks replaced. Anyone have any experience with reputable companies in the area?

36 hours ago

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2 days ago

Updated 36 hours ago

Letizia's New Space and a Fundraiser for Logan Square Schools

Check out Letizia's new wine shop and, for the next 3 weeks, 10% of retail sales will go to support Friends of Brentano and Friends of Goethe.

This Thursday the 26th is the Grand opening party starting at 6:30 pm including food, wine tasting and a gnocchi making demonstration by Letizia herself! A great way to stock up the wine cellar!

Also, if you have a wine cellar, we should be friends.

3 days ago

Updated 37 hours ago

Help me report 3510 W. Lyndale to the authorities.

The good neighbors at 3510 W. Lyndale have a pipe coming out of the second floor that runs down the house, through the back yard, and out into the middle of the alley (the alley between Lyndale and Belden, between St. Luis and Drake). The pipe is allowing some enterprising soul to dispose of waste water without tapping into the city sewer. They are basically dumping their sewage into the alley, which is why there are constantly filthy puddles of...

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The good neighbors at 3510 W. Lyndale have a pipe coming out of the second floor that runs down the house, through the back yard, and out into the middle of the alley (the alley between Lyndale and Belden, between St. Luis and Drake). The pipe is allowing some enterprising soul to dispose of waste water without tapping into the city sewer. They are basically dumping their sewage into the alley, which is why there are constantly filthy puddles of water all the way down the east end of that alley, no matter how dry the weather.

If you happen to live at a property that backs up against that alley, please call 311 to report these clowns. I've already reported them, but generally the more complaints the city receives, the faster the issue will be resolved.

  • Fuarain CTA rider, walker, animal person

    If you go to the top of the Everyblock page, the toolbar has a "show only" menu - if you click "Open 311 service requests" it gives you a list of some, but not all, service requests in your followed neighborhoods. It doesn't seem to show them for all city services, but it might be a good place to start.

  • HPPie Born in HP

    My old neighbors had the same setup, they did their own construction in the basement and moved the washer and dryer, then rigged a PVC pipe to have the water flow out the side of their house into the rain gutter drain on the side of our house/their house and...

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    My old neighbors had the same setup, they did their own construction in the basement and moved the washer and dryer, then rigged a PVC pipe to have the water flow out the side of their house into the rain gutter drain on the side of our house/their house and we were flooded with dirty soapy water every time they did laundry. That's what's going on here. I bet they need a new sump pump because water isn't getting pushed out properly and maybe they can't afford it or just don't know any better.

38 hours ago

Max Gerber Tower Project - 2nd Community Meeting

Hello Neighbors, the 2nd Community Meeting for the old Max Gerber Project (The Towers), at 2293 N. Milwaukee Ave, will be next Monday, March 30th, at the Haas Park Fieldhouse at 6:30 p.m .
Nearby residents and property owners have been mailed a notice informing them of the next community meeting. but please do tell your neighbors. And I encourage everyone to come to the meeting.

3 days ago

Updated 38 hours ago

Weather

Whether you like the weather or not, use this post to tell your neighbors how you feel about the current weather!

I personally don't mind the snow but, i think its time for some top down weather!

Happy Monday!

  • Bill Billo

    Dibs is back!

  • CB Resident about 10years

    Loved the unexpected snow.. So pretty. Not looking forward to the hot sticky Summer to come. Still thankful for #Seasons

43 hours ago

2 days ago

Missing a little orange cat?

My boyfriend just got in and said he saw a small orange cat in Bucktown on Oakley, near Armitage. No collar. He tried to coax it over but it ran away. This was about fifteen minutes ago. That's all I've got. (He said it was small, but ours is a big fifteen-pound guy.) Posting here because who knows where he came from.

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Here is the pic

the pic didn't post before

Mar 02

Updated 2 days ago

Honda Fit Tires Stolen on Belden

Hello All, just a warning... I had ALL of my tires and rims stolen off of my Honda Fit early Sunday morning. It had to have happened after 1am. It happened near 2828 W Belden. I didn't have locking nuts but from what I have been reading it doesn't sound like they would have helped. Keep an eye on your cars folks! I cannot believe this happened 2 block away from the police department. They're doing a great job of patrolling the neighborhood... Not! I am super paranoid that this will happen again. Has this happened to anyone and were you targeted multiple times?

  • C. M. D. Avondale Triangle resident

    They've arrested a number of car, tire, and catalytic converter thieves. One just a few blocks west of me, they were able to nab the guy because he was in the middle of a theft when the cops happened to stop there.Infuriating and frustrating as it is, this is a...

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    They've arrested a number of car, tire, and catalytic converter thieves. One just a few blocks west of me, they were able to nab the guy because he was in the middle of a theft when the cops happened to stop there.Infuriating and frustrating as it is, this is a misdemeanor crime. Arrestees are given community service and a fine. That's if the prosecution can get the victim to testify, which is often a problem of the thieves have gang connections, and it all hinges on the police happening to be at the right car at the right time.

    This doesn't just happen in our district - I just sent an email to alderman Mell's chief of staff asking that she co-sponsor an ordinance the the alderman from the 12th district is promoting. It would make it illegal for these "recycling" plants to buy catalytic converters. I'd encourage others too look up the proposed ordinance and ask your alderman to support it.
    I've lived in my house here 15 years. The "recycling" plant gets run out of Bucktown, opens up on Campbell, and suddenly grills are getting stolen, bikes disappearing, there's not a downspout on any house for blocks because they've all been stolen. Now it's catalytic converters - and I assume they're selling the tires to some kind of used tire dealer. As long as it's easy for them to sell what they've stolen, the thefts will not stop.

  • Oh no! We also had our tires stolen off of our Honda Civic last month. There have been multiple catalytic converter thefts on our block.

    It looks like this is the ordinance, introduced last week:
    http://www.cityofchicago.org/content/dam/city/depts/mayor/Press%20Room/Press%20Releases/2015/March/03.18.15IntroConverter.pdf

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Shooting on the Kennedy at Sacramento Entrance ramp (News Choppers over Logan Square)

6PM Tuesday night- someone was shot at The Inbound Kennedy Expressway entrance ramp- just breaking now- so, no details- stay tuned.

  • Text of Tribune article:

    After shooting, man drives onto Kennedy, 2nd man shot in separate incident

    One of two men shot in separate Tuesday shootings managed to drive himself onto the Kennedy Expressway where he was taken to an area hospital, police said.

    At 5:33 p.m. a 31-year-old man was...

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    After shooting, man drives onto Kennedy, 2nd man shot in separate incident

    One of two men shot in separate Tuesday shootings managed to drive himself onto the Kennedy Expressway where he was taken to an area hospital, police said.

    At 5:33 p.m. a 31-year-old man was driving his car on the 2900 block of North Sacramento Avenue when another person in another vehicle drove up and shot him, said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Thomas Sweeney.

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    After being shot in the neck, the man continued driving and made his way on the the Southbound Kennedy Expressway in the Avondale neighborhood where he pulled over. He managed to get a cell phone from another person and paramedics were called, said police.

    The man, who is a known gang member, was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Hospital where his condition had stabilized. The on ramp near Sacramento Avenue was briefly closed, said Illinois State Police officials. . . . . . . .

  • C. McGill Goethe Parent & Volunteer, LS resident since 2003

    Ugh. Just great. Stupid gang shootings. It's bad enough that they shoot each other senselessly but when they endanger others?! Shooting someone when they are driving?! UGH.

2 days ago

Attempted tire robbery

Someone tried to steal the tires off our Toyota 4Runner sometime between yesterday and this afternoon at 3pm. They were unsuccessful but in the process either rammed the driver side rear door with their car or some object that caused so much damage that the door will most likely have to be replaced. Also, some paneling is missing. Lucikly AAA was able to help put the tire back on and the damage is only cosmetic. We live on Lyndale between California and Sacramento. Just wanted to let everyone know to be alert!

2 days ago

Lost keys

Two keys missing, one has a Chicago Whitesox logo on it. Last seen in Logan Square. Can you please let me know if you find them?

Thanks,

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Zoning, Housing and Population Decline

Interesting thoughts from Crain's on population decline in neighborhoods like LP, LS and WP relative to the south and west sides. Includes some good demog maps.

http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20150323/OPINION/150329972/who-would-have-guessed-that-lincoln-park-was-seeing-population-loss

  • Scott Evergreen & Damen

    Thanks for posting this. Interesting article for sure. As John points out though, this phenomena is largely due to the ever increasing gap between the wealthy and what is left of the middle class.

  • Good post & good follow up by Carter. Pro-density people like to talk about how many more people lived in Logan Square in the past. Blindly citing the population decline, ignores the fact that there was a lot of slum level housing, and that we aren't returning to the large...

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    Good post & good follow up by Carter. Pro-density people like to talk about how many more people lived in Logan Square in the past. Blindly citing the population decline, ignores the fact that there was a lot of slum level housing, and that we aren't returning to the large families of the 1950s & 60s.

    Density is not always a good thing. The CHA high-rises had density, but no one would argue that it was good for anyone. The City should have areas of lower density that appeal to families who want a yard for the kids to play in.

    The observation that we are creating economic enclaves is spot on. That's happening in the suburbs too, though. Some 'burbs have become millionaires' clubs, while others are being overwhelmed with new residents living below the poverty line. "Out of sight, out of mind", is still the default attitude towards low income housing.

    As for the economics, I suspect that is even more complicated. Lincoln Park doesn't lack for luxury retail shops. The smaller family units that replaced the people there in the 60s & 70s, may have equal or greater aggregate purchasing power. This is an issue that deserves more attention!

2 days ago

Logan Blvd/Milwaukee - Hit and Run (2 SUVs)

Interested if anyone witnessed an accident Sunday, 3/22/15, around 2 pm? A light blue Kia hit another SUV and sped off without exchanging information. Would greatly appreciated any witness info.

6 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Garbage along the 3800 block of W Wabansia

Yesterday I was walking down the 3800 block of W Wabansia between Hamlin and Avers when I witnessed something that stopped me in my tracks.
First of all that whole block on the north side of that street always looks like a garbage pit. Who is responsible for keeping up with the weeding, garbage, and open potholes for that stretch? If this is city property couldn’t cleaning this up be part of someone’s community service?

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Yesterday I was walking down the 3800 block of W Wabansia between Hamlin and Avers when I witnessed something that stopped me in my tracks.
First of all that whole block on the north side of that street always looks like a garbage pit. Who is responsible for keeping up with the weeding, garbage, and open potholes for that stretch? If this is city property couldn’t cleaning this up be part of someone’s community service?

Ok anyway as I was walking by, a driver of a brown van pulled over to the side of the road, tossed out a plastic grocery bag full of garbage, old styrofoam containers, plastic soda bottles, and such. Then quickly drove away.
Couldn't make out the plates, but the words on the side of the van that I could see said “New Life Community Church Chicago” in white letters. Isn’t that special? Nice message they are sending. NLCC doing good things for the neighborhood! Excellent job for being a part of the problem and not the solution.
Gross to see a representative of a church acting so lazy, entitled and narcissistic.

End of rant.
Give a hoot, don't pollute!

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Nick that was fun! I moved to EGP 20 years ago. Al Sanchez sent 40 garbage trucks to clean out my alley which looked very much like the Napal photos. 4 years ago the 28th ward had the most tonnage of fly dumping than any other ward.

    Someplaces in Chicago are comparable to disgusting 3rd world disasters.

    We all just need to do our part to clean up the city. Some means clean up waste through exposing fraud and corruption.

    Thanks for the world view, perspective and context.

  • Exactly, we are not a 3rd world country. Let us all do our part and keep our city clean...no excuses!

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5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Can I borrow your vinyl flat?

Anyone in the neighborhood have a vinyl flat device I can borrow for a week. I have a few warped vinyl records I would like to work on.

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