27 hours ago

Updated 57 min ago

Please do not litter signs

Hello, I'm new to this site. I signed up because I appreciate the updates from folks in the area. I'm in the triangle bordered by Milwaukee, California and Armitage.

Does anyone here want to see our Alderman put up signs on existing poles that say "Respect Our Community, Do Not Litter" ? I saw these signs in Andersonville when I lived there and I believe they actually helped. Right now, I'm not sure the folks here are aware of the...

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Hello, I'm new to this site. I signed up because I appreciate the updates from folks in the area. I'm in the triangle bordered by Milwaukee, California and Armitage.

Does anyone here want to see our Alderman put up signs on existing poles that say "Respect Our Community, Do Not Litter" ? I saw these signs in Andersonville when I lived there and I believe they actually helped. Right now, I'm not sure the folks here are aware of the benefits of not dropping their trash on the street or in front of their houses.

Also, the Chase grammar school should start a no litter campaign in their early grades. It just takes a guest speaker to come out for 40 minutes once a year. That's how I learned not to litter back in the 70's. Since then, the awareness seems to have dropped off.

I'd love to here if anyone has discussed or thought about solving the litter problem in this area.

  • Sergio Logan Square resident since 2000

    I like the idea too, however I don't believe in more signage being posted. Public trash cans are good, if the city comes by on a consistent basis--if they don't, trash starts to pile up around the cans. What I suggest is to act, pick up trash when you have...

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    I like the idea too, however I don't believe in more signage being posted. Public trash cans are good, if the city comes by on a consistent basis--if they don't, trash starts to pile up around the cans. What I suggest is to act, pick up trash when you have a chance or organize a day of clean. This year has been rough due to multiple snow days as trash gets trapped in the layers. I cleaned a section of my alley with a rake and it toke me 30 mins to clean a quarter block.

  • Chicago Al Lifelong Chicagoan, documentarian, & time-traveler

    I. Hate. Litterbugs. I don't get people who just toss they're trash wherever, especially when there's a garbage can within reach/eyesight. If love these signs on my block...

1 hour ago

Lost Wallet

My buddy lost his wallet in Logan Square this afternoon, either in or around New Wave Coffee Shop. The wallet looks like an old piece of notebook paper. Not much in it but would love the ID and other cards.

Please let me know if you've found it.

2 days ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Looking for Good, Reliable Cleaning Service

I posted on this topic a few years ago but with moving, remodeling, etc. etc., I was never able to get around to actually hiring a service! With that, does anyone have recommendations for a cleaning service (individual or company) for our condo in Logan Square? Trustworthy, reasonably priced, and good work product? We'd like to have them come by the house once a month (I think!)

Thanks!

  • Feel free to PM me for the contact info of the woman who we work with.

  • Tracy Blegen Bartels Super Cute Tracy

    Grace, are you hiring at all? I have a friend with lots of experience cleaning buildings downtown and private homes. she had a baby a couple years ago, but is ready to get back into the work force. she has her own truck and is ready to go. :)

3 days ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Just venting........early morning coffee in LS

I leave for work before 7, and have found it difficult to get a good cup of coffee before that time. The only coffee joint open is Starbucks......not necessarily my favorite.

Anyone have any advice?

  • RT Here

    Red June on Leavitt.

  • Ipsento is good, although not very quick if you are in a rush to get to work. I would actually suggest getting an aeropress for about $25 and your favorite beans. I started using one of them about 2 years ago and it is so convenient and makes such an...

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    Ipsento is good, although not very quick if you are in a rush to get to work. I would actually suggest getting an aeropress for about $25 and your favorite beans. I started using one of them about 2 years ago and it is so convenient and makes such an amazing cup of coffee that I actually don't want to go pay money for someone to make me some. Plus, it is absolutely the best device for making iced coffee if you like that! I know this isn't a coffee shop suggestion but had to throw it out there as someone who used to always go buy coffee at shops before I got my aeropress. Ipsento actually sells them or you can get it ok Amazon.

5 hours ago

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2 days ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Red light camera, diversy and California

Has anyone gotten a 100$ ticket here before? Turning left in the morning onto California is hard because it backs way up waiting to get on 94.

The pictures make it look like I was stopped at the line and the. Blew the red light, but it was yellow when I was in the turn lane changed to red as I was crossing the line

I want to contest not sure if I have any chance

  • @alias_b: So you think saying that a person should get an RLC ticket for running a red is just like wanting to police a concentration camp. Good to know your perspective.

  • Carter O'Brien Lake View/Logan Sq native yet Avondale to the bone

    I definitely suggest watching the video if you get one of these tickets. I got one of these and was thoroughly outraged, until I reviewed the video and realized that what I assumed would be my triumphant vindication via footage showing me cautiously stopping and then making a right turn...

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    I definitely suggest watching the video if you get one of these tickets. I got one of these and was thoroughly outraged, until I reviewed the video and realized that what I assumed would be my triumphant vindication via footage showing me cautiously stopping and then making a right turn on red, was mostly in my head. These cameras have unquestionably made *some* intersections safer. whether the contract was awarded fairly/competently and issues of which intersections are appropriately are separate issues. If I had my way I'd ticket everyone who so much as blows through a stop sign, and it would have everything to do with quality of life and nothing to do with revenue. But, police, cameras, street lane and crosswalk striping, etc all cost money. When I was learning how to drive in the late 80s there were cops ticketing for traffic violations on a regular basis, several decades of police department staffing cuts have really taken a toll on basic civility on the street IMO.

15 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

sirens near ames school

Does anyone know what happened on Palmer near Ames middle school there are a lot of fire trucks and sirens.

22 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Tuckpointing need for 1906 built 2-flat building

I went back in the archives (2011/2012?) and there was just a thread in March, but in reading it I think my 2-flat needs more work then that. Recommendations please? (Thanks!)

  • I love Marion restoration. They've worked on my 100 year old home's brick...and do a wonderful job.

  • I found a good guy who did ours for a fair price. He's going to be coming back to our block to do more in a week. pm me for details

  • DL Police officer

    Lupo Masonry is highly recommended. They are from the area and have been in business since 1951. They do a lot of work in the area and are very professional 773 501 6930

2 days ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Cheap hat source?

Hey all,
I'm in dire need of a cheap, black fedora -- any condition or quality -- by tomorrow. Is this something that can be found in the neighborhood? Maybe the thrift stores? Mega Mall? Any of those shops up on Milwaukee north of the square?

I'd prefer not to spend a lot, as this is just for a blues brothers thing.

Any tips would be great!

41 hours ago

Updated 19 hours ago

Help! Who keeps copies of their Redeye

So I found an article in Wednesday's Redeye about reselling some items but of course it went in the recycle bin and is GONE. I was wondering if someone still has their copy and can find the article. I went on their site but of course could not find what I was looking for UGH. Thanks so much

28 hours ago

Updated 23 hours ago

Bridge on the move today!

The Ashland Bridge at Bloomingdale, making the move to Western today. What a site to see rolling down North Ave....

  • Awesome awesome way way cool I got there @ the start 5:a.m. walked to destination met you finally (Bart) my pleasure. I was dressed warm but standing in the shade for hours took it`s toll, I had to go warm up my feathers in the sun somewhere missed the final 100 ton ( 200,000 lbs) "heave -ho" What an incredible sight tho

  • Veronika Fashion Designer,Gallery Owner,Web Designer, Muse

    that's pretty awesome

5 days ago

Updated 25 hours ago

Looking for an Optical store

Hello everybody,
I need feedbacks on a really good spot to get new eye glasses. Am looking for a place where they will actually take time to help you look for a pair that will look great and not any pair because they are nice. I went yesterday to a place and the only help I got was that they pointed out to me the frames for women and men. I feel awful now wasting my time and money. But at least I got a copy of my prescription.

  • Eye Candy Optics on Division has always been very helpful

  • Kay of East Village like a good neighbor.....

    As someone who wears contacts and glasses I hate the regulation that you have to get an eye exam once a year. My vision has not changed as an adult. But to get contacts and now even eye glasses you have to have a prescription once a year. That is just costly and time consuming for something I don't really have a need for. Anyone else find this to be the case?

Apr 09

Updated 27 hours ago

Pit Bulls Attacked Dogs on Logan Blvd.

My husband was walking our dogs today around noon on Logan Blvd near Richmond and two men dropped the leashes of their pit bulls that they charged our dogs. Our gentle greyhound has a puncture wound, or little mutt was lucky. These dogs were very aggressive, and one got loose twice, and the owners did not seem very concerned about it. Nick had to fight them off alone while the owners watched.

After the initial attack, one of the dogs...

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My husband was walking our dogs today around noon on Logan Blvd near Richmond and two men dropped the leashes of their pit bulls that they charged our dogs. Our gentle greyhound has a puncture wound, or little mutt was lucky. These dogs were very aggressive, and one got loose twice, and the owners did not seem very concerned about it. Nick had to fight them off alone while the owners watched.

After the initial attack, one of the dogs managed to get loose a second time.

One pit bull was white female, about 80 pounds, hanging teats, recently had a litter; the second, sex uncertain, white with brown and black spots on her back, with some kind of doggie backpack. Owners were two white males, heavyset, scruffy goatees, very short hair, balding, in late 20's to mid 30's.

We plan on attending next CAPS meeting about this, but wanted neighbors to be on the lookout.

  • Jason W Lifelong Chicagoan

    ^ Troll alert ^

  • Michael P. Keane On the wrong side of whatever side there ever was.

    Why are you calling my comment a troll alert for me calling bs. Is it just because I don't believe the details of the story?

29 hours ago

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3 days ago

Updated 35 hours ago

Babysitter/nanny recommendations

Anyone have any insight into where I can find quality and dependable in-home child care? I need someone for my 2 boys (aged 4 & 1). We only need about 20 hours/week but are having problems finding someone for these hours. Advice?

  • Emilie 5-year West Bucktowner

    Finding good pt nanny candidates is tough. I interviewed more than I expected because they were a mixed bag, lots of eccentrics who were interesting people but not a good fit for us. I also had a ton of no-shows and just plain flakey candidates. Our best ones came through Care.com too. The site requires a basic background check for the nanny to even get listed. I think that extra hoop to jump gives you a group that's more serious and on the ball about finding a good fit.

  • care.com is a good site I would also check local schools depending on when you need them since teachers will be out for summer soon and depending on what school type they are coming from the are background check and finger printed already and have proof of such, also posting here or at local gathering sites like Starbucks will get to lots of people also local colleges especially early childhood and teachers in training looking to add to their experience. Good luck

2 days ago

Updated 40 hours ago

stolen drawstring running bag - help?!

I lost my drawstring running bag last night after running with my running group out of Dunlays. Someone stole it, hoping to find it or any remains of it. If anyone sees anything, please let me know!

It was a black drawstring bag, it contained:
- white iPhone5
- coach wristlet with ID, credit card, misc. stuff in there
- Garmin heart rate monitor
- Nike capris (with tags on them)
- Sweater
- Compression Running Shorts
- Makeup bag containing makeup

IF you find any or all of this, please contact me.. will even give a reward! Thanks!

  • Do you have the find my iPhone app?

  • I do, it was "offline" after thy sent some texts... I don't even care about the phone at this point, I care about everything else in it.. Clothes, makeup, heart rate monitor :(

4 days ago

Updated 45 hours ago

Lost Passport and Debit Card East Room Logan Square

I lost my passport and debit card Saturday at The East Room on Milwaukee and Medill. I of course have replaced my debit, but am hoping someone picked up my passport. The name is Diana. My passport is a the standard blue U.S. version. Expiration date 2018.

  • Kerri Hacker chicagosinglesclub.com record label in LoganSquare

    Check your messages on Facebook in the Other mailbox section... I lost my uPass and someone contacted me there when they found it. I never look at it so I had already replaced it.

  • Same as above ^^^^. I contacted a wallet-loser via facebook once as well.

    ***Make sure you check on facebook itself, in the messages tab to the far left on the home screen, in the "Other" folder. If someone who isn't a friend of a friend messages you, the message will, oftentimes, end up in there. It won't show up on your phone, and you won't even get a notification about it. So check manually***

  • Report your passport lost with the Chicago PD asap and possibly the Department of State. Start checking your detailed credit reports regularly. If your passport fell into the wrong hands, you could have years of aggravating stress and misery awaiting. I speak from 14 years of experience as a victim. I hope you find it soon!

2 days ago

Updated 46 hours ago

Logan Self service car wash with shampoo?

Does anyone know of a self service car wash with interior shampoo in the Logan-ish area?

  • Art Logan Square resident

    You might have to go to the big on at 2111 W Fullerton Ave, Express Car Wash. I don't think it is self serve, though.

    That one across from the Post Office was always a bit of a ripoff anyway...

  • Windy City Car Wash at 3265 W Fullerton btwn Sawyer & Spaulding does a great job with detailing. They have a second, newer location at North & Western Aves, but I haven't been to that spot yet.

Mar 04

Updated 2 days ago

Lost cat

Hi, my friend lost lost her cat. She is a very friendly tuxedo cat with black fur and white underside. About 2 years old and fixed with microchip. Four white paws. Any sightings appreciated! Answers to Heidi, lost near California and Milwaukee.

  • when was the last time you guys saw Heidi?

  • Joe T. near California Blue Line

    Heidi found her way back after 6 weeks !!!!!!!!!!!!! She was a little thinner but really happy!

    Thanks everyone! Happy ending for all.

2 days ago

Everyblock helped me find a dentist

Just wanted to give a shout out to the Everyblock Community...was looking for a dentist, looked at recommendation posts and found a great place. A Brush Above with Dr. Guzman was fabulous. She is thorough, welcoming and you can feel the team/family atmosphere. I'm especially happy she is Latina because I like to support Latina businesses.

Apr 10

Updated 2 days ago

4 reasons I won't be patronizing the Harding Tavern.

4 trees cut down to make way for what?

  • Susan S. resident

    Yes, owner grew up in Logan Square. I think he does have neighborhood's best interests at heart. What that means to him, to you, to me may be different.

  • With trees or without, I am happy to see another booming business in LS. I tried to return to get another delicious burger last night but there was a long waiting list and not a spare chair at the bar.

    I think they will do just fine with or without...

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    With trees or without, I am happy to see another booming business in LS. I tried to return to get another delicious burger last night but there was a long waiting list and not a spare chair at the bar.

    I think they will do just fine with or without the OP's support.

    Walked to Parts & Labor instead and our hunger and thirst was satisfied. Noticed a scraggly looking tree in the parkway on the way, but didn't call the city to cut it down. Instead, I choose to patiently wait and see if it comes back to life in the coming months.

    Just like I will patiently wait and see if new trees get planted and judge not my neighbor.

    It would be nice to see new trees planted. In the meanwhile I will sip more of their beer and contemplate the Latin names of trees learned long ago in Science class.

    And I may plant a tree on Earth Day.

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Louis F. Dow large steel safe (made in St. Paul, MN)

Perfect condition, solid steel, operational, 33"d. x 75" h x 38"w. Was used to safeguard jewelry and other valuables. It is a beautiful and very heavy piece. If you can remove it, you can have it. Currently on ground floor of a retail space, need professional movers.

Mar 25

Updated 2 days ago

Homebrewers?

I've been thinking it would be nice to find some like minded home-brewers and beer fans in the Logan Square/Bucktown area (or anywhere nearby). I've never been part of a brewing "club", but I'd like to find a way to get together with some fellow brewers in a semi-regular, informal way at local bars. We could compare notes, techniques, and of course beers in a non-intimidating way - I'm a casual homebrewer who's only been at it a few years....

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I've been thinking it would be nice to find some like minded home-brewers and beer fans in the Logan Square/Bucktown area (or anywhere nearby). I've never been part of a brewing "club", but I'd like to find a way to get together with some fellow brewers in a semi-regular, informal way at local bars. We could compare notes, techniques, and of course beers in a non-intimidating way - I'm a casual homebrewer who's only been at it a few years. I approach it more from the art side than science, but it'd be great to talk to other people with different takes and experience levels. Nothing's set up right now, but if there's interest let me know and I can organize - I'm open to suggestions for days, times, and venues. Thanks!

  • So after a successful first round we've set up another time to meet, on Thursday May 1st. If there's anyone else out there who I haven't been in touch with please feel free to contact me directly!

  • Check out the Chicago Home Brewers Group. We are group of home brewers from all over Chicago, NW Indiana and parts of Wisconsin. We meet every third Wednesday of every month at Fischmanns on Milwaukee and Lawrence at 7pm.

    We also have very active online forums through a bulletin board and Facebook page. The links for both forums can be found at the bottom of the following page:

    chicagohomebrewers.org

    Please check us out!

    Bill

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2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Anyone need moving boxes?

I have several empty boxes of various sizes that are sturdy and would be good for moving. I don't want to just throw them out in the alley out back in case it rains before someone grabs them. PM me if interested. They'll be first come, first served and I will update this when they're gone.
Thanks!

  • Yes, I need moving boxes! Probably can't come to get them until after 6 pm on Friday. How can I contact you privately?

  • robin in WRP Tired, very tired

    click on the username, and look for the "send email" link on the right

6 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Looking for an artist friendly 2 bedroom

Hello! My boyfriend and I are looking for a 2 bedroom in Logan and I figured it couldn't hurt to post here in addition to the rest of our online searching and hitting the pavement looking for "for rent" signs. The rents are going up so fast but we're hoping to find something max $1200 in Logan. Cat friendly and laundry in the building would be excellent. We want to use the 2nd bedroom as an office/studio space since we're both artists. Any leads appreciated!

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

New businesses coming to Milwaukee between Spaulding and Kimball/Diversey?!

Walking to the Blue Line in the mornings I've noticed a lot of heavy work going on at the long building 2760 - 2774 N Milwaukee (from a couple doors north of Spaulding up to the Gap building). I also noticed one of the thrift shops there has a "moving sale" sign. So I was curious and looked up the permit:

...ALTERATION OF 2760+2774'S 1ST+BSMT FLRS TO 6+2 COMMERCIAL UNITS RESPECTIVELY, CONSTRUCTION OF 3RD FLR ADDITIONS, CONVERSION OF 2760+2774'S 2ND+3RD...

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Walking to the Blue Line in the mornings I've noticed a lot of heavy work going on at the long building 2760 - 2774 N Milwaukee (from a couple doors north of Spaulding up to the Gap building). I also noticed one of the thrift shops there has a "moving sale" sign. So I was curious and looked up the permit:

...ALTERATION OF 2760+2774'S 1ST+BSMT FLRS TO 6+2 COMMERCIAL UNITS RESPECTIVELY, CONSTRUCTION OF 3RD FLR ADDITIONS, CONVERSION OF 2760+2774'S 2ND+3RD FLRS TO RESIDENTIAL USE...

I've been waiting for some fresh activity in this building! It has so much potential but is currently mostly empty. And I don't mind a good thrift/value store, but there were 4-5 in a row there. Also, I can't stand how the one shop always has all those rows of waste-down mannequins with ugly tight pants on.

Here's hoping the owner has luck filling the spaces with valuable businesses and happy residents! If anyone has any information about what might be going in there. please share.

  • I was thinking baggy shorts & $175 sandals.

  • Glad to see something happening with that building!! The row of mannequin bottoms gives our 'hood character 😁 (although I will be happy to see them gone)

Jan 23

Updated 2 days ago

Pallets

I'm trying to find pallets for a DIY project. Anyone know if there are businesses of facilities around that put these out every now and then?

3 days ago

Boys Scout Fundraiser April 27 Sunday

All-I am hoping that you can join us next Sunday for our huge fundraising event. We have 3 boys that are going for their top level badge: THE EAGLE…less than 1% of all boys that try for this actually make it! We would love to see you at St. Lukes Church on Francisco—noon to 4. $10 all you can eat! Featuring live music, beer, wine and our raffle is HUGE this year:TWO Three day passes to Lollapalooza ($2,000 Sold out everywhere else!) and more!! Kitchenaid Stand mixer $700 WHOO HOO!!!!!
Hand blenders $120
Regular blender $150
Food processor $400
Waffle baker $200.00
Cookware - 10 piece set retails for $500.

Jan 23

Updated 3 days ago

Where's the retail in Logan Square?

So - Logan Square is hot and has been for quite some time now. Everyone can agree on that - but outside of coffee shops and restaurants, and bars - where is the retail? Wicker Park has a nice mix of both retail and food. With Wicker Park increasing in price and small boutiques being driven out for larger "chain" stores - why aren't new shops opening or at least relocating up to Logan Square? It seems retail from Western all the way up to the square is lacking in general. Food Food, Coffee, Bar, with the exception of a few. Is it the economy still? Just wondering your thoughts.

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Bike repair

I'm looking for a place to repair my old, gnarly bike. Who do you guys rely on?

  • Lindsey Albany Ave. resident

    Comrade cycles! They have experience working on every kind of bike. It's the only place I go to get my bikes worked on. 1908 W. Chicago Ave.

  • I'll second S.T. on the West Town Bikes recommendation if you want to get to know your bike and get your hands dirty. If not, I've had the best luck with Smart Bike Parts on Armitage. They do a great job at a reasonable price and are respectful of all types of bikers. I've also heard them flat out tell people that the junker they brought in isn't worth the cost of repairing and then explain why, except as a real stop-gap measure.

Apr 12

Updated 3 days ago

Logan Square Bike Ride?

Do you might love biking and live in Logan Square? Would you join a Logan Square bike ride?

I'm trying to gauge interest now, not organize anything. If >10 people reply I'll try to make an event.

3 days ago

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Mar 30

Updated 3 days ago

Landscape boulder delivery?

Hi there, I'm looking to have a few large boulders delivered and placed in my back yard. Anybody have any suggestions?

  • Meredith W. Chicagoan since 2002; LoganSq home & busin. owner

    I haven't used them, but I've seen some large stones (above liftable weight for a person) at a landscaping materials place on Lake lakestreetsupply.com Not sure if they work directly with the public/deliver, etc. Sorry, but I hope that helps.

  • This guy i remember, Fred Flintstone, works at the Slate granite quary, and he runs some beasts of burden that would be perfect for moving those big boulders for you. I think the firm is in a suburb like Bedford Park, or something like that.

Feb 16

Updated 3 days ago

Problem with newspapers and ads on porch

Our building, a 6 flat at Campbell and Palmer, has a huge issue with unwanted circulars, newspapers, and ads being delivered to our porch daily. There are 7 copies of some of these dropped every single day. We're a rental building so ownership of the porch is tricky, though my husband and I try our best to clean it off when we can. Does anyone know what we can do to stop this wasteful madness? It's such a waste of everyone's time and I hate to think of all that discarded paper.

  • Chicago Al Lifelong Chicagoan, documentarian, & time-traveler

    Here's the link to the story we did at cbs regarding this very issue. I haven't seen any of these papers for a while and I'm glad this story and particularly the class action made a difference.

    http://cbsloc.al/11zKA9J

  • Carter O'Brien Lake View/Logan Sq native yet Avondale to the bone

    ***please note that the Tribune updated the contact email to be ronbuss@tribune.com (not rbuss@tribune.com).

6 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Loud, cannon-like noise around Mozart & Altgeld shot off Sunday evening

The last few years I've experienced a neighbor shooting off what sounds like a cannon (I could be wrong since I'm not a firearms person) on random dates/time when the temps are warmer. Do any of my fellow neighbors have any idea who this jerk is? It's very disruptive and sounds like we live in a war zone. Would love to rid this annoyance of the neighborhood but have no idea where exactly it's shot from.

  • Jon

    I prepare myself the onslaught of fireworks in summer leading up to and around the holidays, but pretty much all summer. It's at the level where I really don't want to leave my house on July 4th for fear of it burning down.
    To be honest, I don't really mind...

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    I prepare myself the onslaught of fireworks in summer leading up to and around the holidays, but pretty much all summer. It's at the level where I really don't want to leave my house on July 4th for fear of it burning down.
    To be honest, I don't really mind too much if it's just loud noise here and there and I like that people can have fun, and we can be a little less uptight and vanilla about our festivities.
    Obviously call the cops if there's a real danger or 911 for fire. But I will say that the biggest 4th fireworks display actually takes place at the home of my neighbor who is a Chicago police officer. I don't think there is much anyone is going to do about it. One year a firework must have gone off in our backyard because it chipped the siding on our garage. I've also heard a firework so big, maybe a 1/4 stick, that it woke me from a dead sleep at 4am and knocked pictures off our wall. And last year someone blew up a trash can on our alley. It can get a little out of hand at times. All in good fun.

  • I don't agree that blowing up 1/4 sticks, salutes or similar is good fun for anyone except maybe the person doing it.

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

3 bedroom 2 bath on drake and Addison available June

Beautifully rehabbed and in front of park. A block from highway entrance and Addison blue line. Utilities included. $1400. Post for a tour!

  • What else are you supposed to post under "housing" if not apartments and houses for rent/sale?

  • "Advertisement - Don’t post advertisements or solicitations. (For example: “Stop by Joe’s Car Wash for 50 percent off tomorrow!” or “Check out my apartment for rent. It’s only $800 per month.”) However, you may share information that would be considered beneficial and of interest to the community, such as community events, concerts, activities or new businesses opening in the neighborhood."

Apr 13

Updated 4 days ago

Grace's Furniture

What's the history of Grace's furniture, located on Milwaukee next to the blue line? Any future plans for the building/site?

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Tosca Recording?

Hi

Wondering if anyone made a recording of the Met Opera's Tosca that was on WTTW (Channel 11) Sunday, April 6, 2014; and if you did if you'd be willing to share it for viewing.

Thanks

  • Try PBS.com. Also, if you have netflix, PBS programming is free (says the guy with no TV or rabbit ears).

  • Meredith W. Chicagoan since 2002; LoganSq home & busin. owner

    I was going to say what David did. Usually PBS' web site offers both the re-airing schedule (very rare it only plays a single time -- especially since, with digital antennae, there are four WTTW-channels in Chicago) and often offers re-broadcasts. That said, not always. But found this: http://video.pbs.org/video/2365194614/ Hope that helps.

4 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Fioretti's speech

Encouraging words of support for the needs of citizens.

http://www.cityclub-chicago.org/videos/detail/902/hon-robert-fioretti

  • “…For example, Chicago has thousands of struggling individuals with mental illness, many are poor. They don’t have good health insurance. They rely on public clinics to survive. To close their mental health clinics where they see their psychologists and social workers. Where they monitor their medication was inexcusable. […] Again...

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    “…For example, Chicago has thousands of struggling individuals with mental illness, many are poor. They don’t have good health insurance. They rely on public clinics to survive. To close their mental health clinics where they see their psychologists and social workers. Where they monitor their medication was inexcusable. […] Again this was a choice.”

    The thing I appreciate most about Fioretti’s speech is that he says public policy cannot be based only on claims of “savings.”

    For example, the “savings of 2 million” for closing the mental health facilities is completely wiped out if only 29 mentally ill individuals - who otherwise could have been kept out of jail through preventative care - are incarcerated over the next year (based on $190 a day in costs (http://tinyurl.com/ptp6qb2)). Not to mention the costs of supporting the now unemployed clinic workers and the lost revenue their salaries meant to their communities.

    Not only should we be morally outraged at this treatment of the most downtrodden in our society. We should be offended that “savings” (real or imagined) can be the justification. Even if the City does save 2 million dollars by closing half our mental health facilities. Should that be something we view as a success?

    Obviously, public policy is a balancing act and cost must be a factor. But if we’re willing to throw the mentally ill out into the street to save a buck…what aren’t we willing to do?

  • Actions speak louder than words...

6 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

So,,,,30 Shootings in Chicago since Friday night? Hmmmmmm.......

Weather getting warmer, innocent people in the crossfire, concealed carry laws,,,,Seems to me we should have beat cops on patrol...

  • warmer weather crime increases - we need police presence and graffiti reported and removed - each of us should be able to walk in our neighborhood feeling safe.

  • Emilie 5-year West Bucktowner

    It's also a big help to keep the front and back of your place looking cared for. It seems small, but picking up trash and making it obvious that you regularly use and care for your outdoor space makes your presence felt to everyone in the neighborhood. It can actually reduce several types of crime.

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

411?? Central Park and Palmer

Anyone know what's going on with the corner of Palmer and Central Park?!
Last news was a new restaurant was opening but so far it's still a eyesore and sidewalk parking lot!! Hopefully something will happen soon there.. Anyone heard anything?

  • Gerry60647 Logan Square

    Yeah that's the same info I had heard. Hopefully these plans come through... It would be a good change

  • There was a notice on my gate stating there was a rezoning meeting a few months back, I wonder if it was approved....

Apr 01

Updated 4 days ago

Mechanic References

Hey EveryBlock...I am looking for a place to take my car to so that I can get a little check up on it (ie fluids and tier fill up/rotation) near Logan Square.

Nothing big, it just got checked out a month ago, but we took it on a long road trip...I am not very car savvy so I just want someone to make sure its still in good driving shape...

Do you guys know any good Mechanic shops around town?

  • MECO Power, Inc. MECO Power, Inc.

    We used to go to Omar from O&J Automotive as well. We're not up that way as often as we were in the early days. We do recommend him as well.

  • I, too, SWEAR BY Rick and the Logan Square Auto Repair crew. They are flexible, usually available same-day, spot-on with time and pricing estimates (every time!), remember me when I go back, honest, speedy, and know what they are doing. I have trust issues with mechanics and they have been my go-to since I moved to the neighborhood because they have never done me wrong!

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