9 hours ago

Updated 43 min ago

Home daycare suggestions

Hi neighbors,
I'm in need of some licensed daycare and nanny suggestions in Logan Square to start midSept. My kids will be 3yrs & 2 mths.
Any help is really appreciated.

Thanks!

  • ch1cag0rob 10+ year Logan Square resident.

    Do a search on Les Petits Amis. We've had our boy there for almost 16 months now, and we love it. Just north of Diversey on Richmond (east of Sacramento by a block).

  • Little bird prep. My friend's son goes there and they are happy. I use a daycare downtown and love it (in case you work downtown). Let me know if you want details.

32 hours ago

Updated 55 min ago

Inexpensive hair colorist suggestions?

Hi neighbors,

I'm pretty new to the area. My hair is in desperate need of hair color retouching.

Wondering if any of you know of an experienced hair colorist who doesn't charge an arm and a leg for some simple bleach/tone/color service but who would also be able to help maintain the integrity of my hair.

My grown out roots need your help. Thanks in advance!

  • hello oopsy im hairstylis i can give you a good price i have a 20 years on bussines let me know if you interested. thanks

  • You guys are all awesome. Thank you for the help :)

Jul 29

Updated 3 hours ago

Effectiveness of city's lawn builder

The city recently redid about 1,300 feet of 8-inch water main on my block. Included in this project was the "restoration," including new curbs, parkway sidewalks, and repaving the street (all good things). My main question here is if any of you have experience with this turf building they laid down? Is it effective? Will the grass grow back in time before the end of the summer, or should I expect to have to reseed next spring?

Thanks!

  • New seed or sod requires frequent watering. My neighbors gave up and covered their area with wood chips.

  • Bearmosa Resident of Hermosa

    Thanks everyone. Ironically, while I watered my new grass everyday, it was the people who never ever took care of their parkways that had the new seed come in fully. I have no tree or shade, so I suspect maybe the mix the contractor used was for part shade. I'm hoping this sunny turf grow I planted over the weekend comes in before the winter.

3 hours ago

FOUND Female Pit Bull - Mostly White w/ A Few Black Markings

Neighbor found a friendly, sweet blue-eyed female Pit on Palmer between Kimball & Spaulding. No collar or microchip but seems clean and healthy - must have recently gotten loose. Message for details!

4 hours ago

another new hyperlocal site for our neighborhood

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

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

5 hours ago

Public recycling bins?

The one flaw of my apartment building is that there's no recycling bin. Anyone know a publically-available recycling bin in Logan Square that accepts all kinds of paper? I looked at the city's listings as well as Chicago Recycling Coalition, but I haven't seen any in the neighborhood.

2 days ago

Updated 6 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

  • +1 for this, an arts organization claiming to serve the community should be held accountable fot removing relevant voices from the conversation. Like Fishman or not, he's an influential force in the neighborhood. Amie Sell's work was critical, but not inflammatory (not like it was a cartoon of him with hooves and horns) its removal from the festival at the request of a board member seriously tarnishes the groups credibility.

  • I would agree with bnagle as well. If an arts organization does censor work, credibility is damaged. I'm certainly no expert in arts production. However, as a consumer of the arts, I'd be very likely to visit "the forbidden fruit" that was censored at any pop-up gallery or "guerrilla artist" display. I'd welcome it actually.

8 hours ago

Updated 7 hours ago

Logan Square, Nixey Callahan, and Chicago Baseball History

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Photo: Callahan / White Sox Manager (1913)

22 hours ago

Updated 7 hours ago

FOUND DOG

Found a lost dog around Lawndale and Cortland. Female, no collar, looks like a husky or some kind of mix. Mostly tan with some white on the face.

  • Thanks for taking her in, Meg! Beautiful dog, I'm sure someone misses her :(
    Try taking her to a vet to check for a microchip and check lostdogsofillinois.com and their facebook page

Apr 29

Updated 7 hours ago

Milshire Hotel closing

From DNA info

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20140429/logan-square/milshire-hotel-residents-told-find-other-housing

LOGAN SQUARE — The Milshire Hotel, one of Chicago's few remaining single-room housing options for the troubled, will close next month, according to the building’s owner.

The residents have until May 31 to find new places to live.

“After over 43 years in the Logan Square area, I have decided to close the Milshire Hotel,” said a notice to each resident signed “Your Landlord/Friend, Art.”

“I wish you all well, and hope you find another place to live that you will be happy in.”

See article for the rest. I ran out of characters.

  • Robert Rohdenburg Affordable Housing Activist for ONE Northside

    8/20/14 UPDATE:FROM:http://www.chicagotribune.com/redeye-milshire-hotel-residents-settle-with-management-20140820-story.html
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    Milshire Hotel residents settle with management

    Lenny Gilmore

    The tenants union of the Milshire Hotel SRO have come to a settlement requiring tenants to move out by Sept. 2 in exchange for a cash settlement.

    The tenants union of the Milshire Hotel...

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    8/20/14 UPDATE:FROM:http://www.chicagotribune.com/redeye-milshire-hotel-residents-settle-with-management-20140820-story.html
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    Milshire Hotel residents settle with management

    Lenny Gilmore

    The tenants union of the Milshire Hotel SRO have come to a settlement requiring tenants to move out by Sept. 2 in exchange for a cash settlement.

    The tenants union of the Milshire Hotel SRO have come to a settlement requiring tenants to move out by Sept. 2 in exchange for a cash settlement. (Lenny Gilmore)

    By Megan Crepeau, @crepeau, RedEye

    Residents of the beleaguered Milshire Hotel agreed Wednesday to move out by 5 p.m. Sept. 2 in exchange for $4,000 per unit and a promise that owners of the single-room occupancy building will not attempt to collect back rent.

    Tenants of the Milshire, 2525 N. Milwaukee Ave., have been tussling with management since April, when residents were notified of plans to sell the building and told to vacate. Some residents stayed and formed a tenants union, arguing that they had not been given proper eviction notices and that conditions at the building were so bad that making them leave would be a public hazard. About 18 residents remain in the building, said Tim Mahnke, Milshire tenant and president of the tenants union.

    An ordinance passed by the City Council last month prohibits the city from issuing permits for SRO redevelopment for six months or until updated SRO regulation is passed.

    In the meantime, if all goes according to plan, the Milshire will stand empty after Labor Day. But the Milshire saga isn't over—a rumored sale to controversial developer Mark Fishman still may be in the works, and the city has filed a legal complaint against the building for its extreme bed bug infestation.

  • Robert Rohdenburg Affordable Housing Activist for ONE Northside

    For those of you going or considering going to the Logan Square Fest "The Boulevard" ,3100 W. Logan Blvd.,on Fri 8/22, Sat 8/23, or Sun 8/24, Please stop by the Logan Square Neighborhood Association (LSNA) booth to sign a Save the Milshire Hotel as affordable housing petition. The petition should...

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    For those of you going or considering going to the Logan Square Fest "The Boulevard" ,3100 W. Logan Blvd.,on Fri 8/22, Sat 8/23, or Sun 8/24, Please stop by the Logan Square Neighborhood Association (LSNA) booth to sign a Save the Milshire Hotel as affordable housing petition. The petition should be given to Ald.Waguespack (32nd Ward) on either 9/10, the current Chicago For All ordinance expected introduction date or 9/15. Others will be in the Logan Square area getting petition signatures in the next couple of weeks.. You do NOT have to be a Logan Square area resident or live in the 32nd Ward in order to sign the petition.

    The Milshire Hotel action last night,8/21, was canceled late in the day due to the expected stormy weather, which did not happen until much latter. It is possible that another action might be scheduled on the 9/2 Milshire Hotel tenant move-out date or some later date. LSNA will let us know.

3 days ago

Updated 8 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.

  • Deb R 60641 resident 40 + yrs.

    Arnie's memories sound suspect to me, as well. Unless he grew up there in the 60's like I did. Then Arnie's memories are much more like mine.

  • teresa avondale concerned citizen

    It's amazing. I have lived in Logan Square for about 20+ years and have seen the neighborhood go through alot of changes. When I moved here No one wanted to live here it was gang and drug infested. It has only been the past 7-10 years or so that the...

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    It's amazing. I have lived in Logan Square for about 20+ years and have seen the neighborhood go through alot of changes. When I moved here No one wanted to live here it was gang and drug infested. It has only been the past 7-10 years or so that the community has been picking itself up. Since I have lived here there has always been "unsavory" people drinking and smoking weed at the Eagle, and as someone pointed out earlier they have probably lived here all their lives and will probably be here long after some of us are gone. There really is no more affordable housing in this community anymore.A lot of those people are homeless and really have no other place to go. I imagine they stay because Logan Square is all they know. I am sorry if you don't feel safe walking through the park with your girl if you feel that uncomfortable maybe you should take the long way around.

8 hours ago

Window repair?

Does anyone have a window repair person or service that they could recommend? I need to replace one pane of glass on a sliding window in my house.

35 hours ago

Updated 8 hours ago

2 stolen bicycles in the last few weeks

Recently my son had his bike stolen from the California blue line, it was locked. He got a second used old bike and a new ulock and that was stolen last night. Any suggestions?

  • Johnny Haywire Watery, domestic

    In addition to the excellent multiple lock advice from the posters above, I might suggest locking his bike to the fence near the entrance to the police station just a block south of the California blue line.

  • Thanks so much for all the excellent suggestions.

10 hours ago

Updated 8 hours ago

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

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

Weekdays?

Weeknights?

31 hours ago

Updated 9 hours ago

Care Taker

My husband and I are in need of someone to pick up and drop off our kids to school. School starts at 8:45 and ends at 3:45. They’re going to be attending a school in the buck town area and we’re preferably looking for a college student, (a responsible college student) or a person that’s looking to make some extra cash - with a car and valid driver’s license. We will do a back ground check and ask a ton...

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My husband and I are in need of someone to pick up and drop off our kids to school. School starts at 8:45 and ends at 3:45. They’re going to be attending a school in the buck town area and we’re preferably looking for a college student, (a responsible college student) or a person that’s looking to make some extra cash - with a car and valid driver’s license. We will do a back ground check and ask a ton of questions which I think is understandable for any parent seeking for anyone to care for the children. This has been my last resort to look for someone. If you or someone you know may be interested please email me.

Thank you.

Aug 13

Updated 9 hours ago

Water Bill?

How much is your water bill? and how is your house?

  • One huge water-waster is a leaky toilet. My bills went up a great deal and it was because of a defective toilet valve that was wasting water 24 hours a day. Because the city bases the sewer charge on water consumption, you pay double for every gallon you waste.

  • Great, our bathtub faucet started leaking last week.

28 hours ago

Updated 9 hours ago

Alderman Joe Moreno gets $3,000 from Live Nation / House of Blues

Alderman Joe Moreno (Ward 1) just received $3,000 of heartfelt love from Music Megalopoly Corporation LIVE NATION / HOUSE OF BLUES. Perhaps related to a deal for CONGRESS THEATRE ?

Only Alderman Brendan Reilly (Ward 42 / Streeterville) has also received HOB $ (mere $1500 per year, less than Moreno). HOB concert/restaurant venue in Chicago is in Ald. Reilly's downtown city ward.

source: Illinois Board of Elections
HOB Entertainment Inc
2000 West Loop South, Suite 1300
Houston, TX 77027 $1,500.00
7/31/2014 Individual Contribution
1st Ward First Independent Democratic Org

HOB Entertainment, Inc.
2000 W. Loop South
Suite 1300
Houston, TX 77027 $1,500.00
6/30/2014 Individual Contribution
Friends for Proco Joe Moreno

2 days ago

Updated 9 hours ago

Paradise Garden on Drake and Lyndale

I have lived close to this garden for over 10 years and have known the owners of the church with attached garden. When they left last year they entrusted a few neighbors with keys to the garden, in case it started to turn into an eye sore....as they wouldn't know how it would be cared for being back in Puerto Rico. Last year I spoke with the new renters and they assured me that they "had it....don't worry...we've got the...

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I have lived close to this garden for over 10 years and have known the owners of the church with attached garden. When they left last year they entrusted a few neighbors with keys to the garden, in case it started to turn into an eye sore....as they wouldn't know how it would be cared for being back in Puerto Rico. Last year I spoke with the new renters and they assured me that they "had it....don't worry...we've got the garden under control." But, as the year has worn on....I've watched this lovely little garden become an over grown viney-jungle of sorts. It breaks my heart. I know the original owners would never have wanted that. I'm rarely on everyblock, but have been told that this garden has been mentioned before. Are there people that want to help go over and help clean it up? I have a set of keys, and the original owners gave me permission to help with it's up keep. I think I have given the renters enough time to show how much they care/ and how well they will keep up with the garden. I think it's time to see if we might be able to start a little group that might meet up once a month....have pot luck...and keep it clean. I'm unsure how to truly turn it into a "community garden" as I think it is really tied to the church somehow....but I'm sure there would be a way in the future to keep it a garden as long as it is cared for and have it then deeded to the local community. I just wanted to see how many would be interested to help and what weekend might work best for everyone. :)

11 hours ago

Updated 10 hours ago

Crews working in the middle of the night

The past 2 nights (wed & thurs) crews have been working on the Western blue line stop around 11pm to 2am in the morning. My wife called 311 to complain but the operator said that the crews probably have authorization to work at ungodly hours on a week night.

Is this true?

  • Nick South Logan / North Humboldt

    From the City of Chicago's Environmental Noise and Vibration Control general provisions: (Note b)

    11-4-2835 Construction, repair or demolition equipment.
    (a) No person shall use or cause the use of any mechanical equipment or tool
    operated by fuel or electric power in building, construction, repair or demolition
    operations between the...

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    From the City of Chicago's Environmental Noise and Vibration Control general provisions: (Note b)

    11-4-2835 Construction, repair or demolition equipment.
    (a) No person shall use or cause the use of any mechanical equipment or tool
    operated by fuel or electric power in building, construction, repair or demolition
    operations between the hours of 8:00 P.M. and 8:00 A.M. within 600 feet of any
    residential building or hospital.
    (b) The limitation of this section does not apply to any construction, demolition or
    repair work of an emergency nature or to work on public improvements authorized by a governmental body or agency.

  • Daniel.S Bucktown Resident

    So it falls under the "improvements authorized by a governmental body or agency."
    By that logic the city can work wherever they want and whenever they want without repercussion. Great.

  • Nick South Logan / North Humboldt

    Pretty much. :-/

12 hours ago

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36 hours ago

Updated 13 hours ago

Lose a bicycle wheel?

A bicycle wheel turned up in my yard yesterday. It doesn't belong to anyone who lives in my building. Did anyone have a bicycle wheel stolen recently? It has a few pretty distinctive characteristics, so let me know what it looks like if you think it's yours. I live near the intersection of Sacramento and Fullerton.

  • Any chance it is a dark blue rimland a treadles tire? Had one stolen late last week.

38 hours ago

Updated 13 hours ago

Over Night Blue Line Construction

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

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

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

19 hours ago

19 hours ago

  • Reading Ignites our Imagination!

    Ms. Arroyo is asking for $375.08:
    My students need 35 binders to use during our reading and writing workshops periods, and a subscription to TIME for Kids.
    McAuliffe Elementary School Comment

20 hours ago

Education and Enrollment

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34 hours ago

Updated 22 hours ago

Stonework on the bottom part of building facades

Hi! Does anyone know what you call the stonework on the bottom part of building facades? A prime example is the new exterior on Cozy Corner. A lot of the new modern single family homes in the neighborhood have this stone on their front exterior too. I am looking to get something similar on my home but don't know what it's called or what kind of contractor to look for to do it. Any advice to head me in the right direction would be great! Thanks.

  • Melody Stanley Crafty/Techy Geek

    I would call it "stone facing" but the actual material can be stone or realistic looking faux stone.

  • Melody Stanley Crafty/Techy Geek

    With real stone you could go with a fixer mason, but there are also companies that specialize in stone facing.

  • DL Police officer

    My family has had a masonry company in Ukrainian village since the 50's. I've never heard of a fixer mason but I'd be glad to take a look at it for you. 773 501 6930 if I can be of help let me know

24 hours ago

Great Day Care in Logan Square with second location opening Sept 2nd

Hey Logan Squares,
I want to let people know that Carmenza's Day Care is opening their 2nd location which is just down the street from Haas Park and GOETHE ELEMENTARY school on Washtenaw. My daughter has been going since she was 1 year and is now fluent in Spanish because of it. They have a program to pick up from Goethe preschool for working parents. Please let me know if you want more info. We are hoping to have a few more kids to start. Their other location in on St. Louis just north of Wrightwood.

Pass on to anyone you know looking for day care/after preschool care in Logan!
Thanks, Tara

3 days ago

Updated 25 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.

  • Joe

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

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

4 days ago

Updated 29 hours ago

  • Tom G Living in Avondale since 1994

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    This is no longer part of Colon's ward.

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

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

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

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

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

Mar 20

Updated 29 hours ago

Lyndale and Drake Lot!

Hello Every Blockers! There is a plot of land on the corner of Lyndale and Drake and we want to take a poll to figure out if we should implement a community garden and/or a playground. I am working towards opening this lot to the community, I'd love some feedback on how we could best utilize this land. We don't want to see another year go by and not have access to this great space! We want to take responsibility for our community and keep Logan Square beautiful and provide a safe place for our families. If you have any questions or feedback please email me: laclaguardia@yahoo.com. Thanks! Happy Spring!

Aug 05

Updated 34 hours ago

Room for rent

We are looking for a female roommate for our 3 bed 2 bath apartment on Palmer Blvd, three blocks from California stop. $625 a month.

36 hours ago

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Jul 29

Updated 39 hours ago

Anyone have info about Paradise Garden?

There is a very nice looking garden at the corner of Drake and Lyndale that has a sign calling it Paradise Garden. There are many nice plants there as well as a gazebo and some benches. However, it has a fence surrounding it and I've never seen it unlocked in the year I've been living near it. Does anyone know the story behind this place? If anyone knows the owner, is there any chance it could be opened up some time for people in the area to visit and/or help maintain it?

2 days ago

Updated 39 hours 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

  • Ashley Broughton logan square

    Btw im new to this so im not sure what all you can post. I love this app though. So please dont judge me. Thanks

  • Leigh CPS Teacher & Humboldt Park resident

    Ashley, I tried to message you, which I admit I have never done before so I could be doing it wrong, but it seems that I can't. If you could email me at nlcarlsen@cps.edu about setting up your rates and a plan, as I start school on Monday and would love to meet prior if this can work, I would appreciate it! Thank you! I look forward to hearing from you.

42 hours ago

44 hours ago

Education and Enrollment

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May 05

Updated 2 days 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.

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

  • Hayek Not FDIC Insured | May lose value

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

3 days ago

Updated 2 days 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!

3 days ago

Updated 2 days 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!

  • Loulu Me

    Check Craigslist for the boxes closest to you. People are ALWAYS giving them away on that site.

  • I noticed that my neighbor put a bunch of moving boxes out in the alley this morning. In the alley just East of Fairfield and South or LeMoyne. I can hold them in my garage for you if they're still there this evening.

  • Thanks, Kevin! Let me know and I'll swing by.

3 days ago

Updated 2 days 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.

  • Giving the test every ten years is ridiculous. Even if they don't think they need to give the test more often because they have armloads of applicants, the test should be given every year at least. It's organizational nepotism, just a slightly more subtle version than Chicago has been infamous for.

3 days ago

Updated 2 days 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!

  • We got Uverse the moment it became available in LS several years ago (not kidding, we were the third install). No problems so far.

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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

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  • 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.

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