1 hour ago

Updated 15 min ago

Granite cutter/fabricator?

Hi! I already have a slab of granite and I need the sides bull nosed and a sink cut made for a wet bar. Does anyone have any recommendations on someone who does that when I am not purchasing granite from them? Thanks!

24 hours ago

Updated 18 min ago

Did you lose your hairless kitten

Found at Unity Park. No collar. Seems to be ill and missing some teeth. Sorta slimy and wet. Will take to treehouse unless you can identify it.

22 hours ago

Updated 27 min ago

Brown Sack closing?

I called on Tuesday to get some noms. They happened to be closed for the day, but their voicemail announced it was their last week of business. Can someone confirm? Will be devastated if so

  • Markus Giolas Talent Agent

    Yes it is closing. The business has been sold.

  • Shoot. I guess I misunderstood. Well that stinks. On the other hand, it'll be great to have an eatery that serves alcohol out this way. If they're open on Sundays I'll die of happiness. I hope they keep the pasta salad...

35 min ago

Found set of keys

Hello, I found a set of three keys left on my fence post at the corner of wrightwood and Drake yesterday. They have a fabric lanyard attached with a man's name. Let me know if they are yours and we can arrange pick up!

2 hours ago

Updated 51 min ago

Fresh Market

Does anyone know yet when the Fresh Market store in Bucktown Square in the 2100 block of north Western will finally open? They keep saying opening soon but never open. A worker told me in August that they were opening in mid September. Well, they are still not open. What gives?

43 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

New to the area, just saying hi.

Hi, I moved here in Sept. I'm 28. I'm shy so I thought this would be a good way to introduce myself. Unsure what else to say so I'll leave it at this and wish you all a wonderful Wednesday.

  • Welcome to the neighborhood!

  • Welcome. My suggestion, ride the bus and the L, aka public transportation. Take Fullerton bus to California. Walk from there and take train to downtown. You will get a full dosage of the city. The Latinos are Puerto Ricans (myself), Mexicans, Guatemalans, Ecuadorians, El Salvadorians, Cubans, Colombians, sorry if I missed others. All have their own distinctive culture and food and luckily for you, you have restaurants to try them all. Good luck.

5 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Big transit oriented development planned near California Blue Line Stop

From the GGNA neighborhood group: Hello Neighbors, Alderman Moreno's office has confirmed that the community meeting for the old Max Gerber site will be at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 30th at the Candela Restaurant at 2451 N. Milwaukee Avenue. This project team has requested a zoning change from C1-1 to RBPDw/B3.5 underlying/TOD for a fifteen and an eleven story connected towers with 253 rental units, 70 parking spaces and retail on the first floor at 2293 N. Milwaukee Ave....

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From the GGNA neighborhood group: Hello Neighbors, Alderman Moreno's office has confirmed that the community meeting for the old Max Gerber site will be at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 30th at the Candela Restaurant at 2451 N. Milwaukee Avenue. This project team has requested a zoning change from C1-1 to RBPDw/B3.5 underlying/TOD for a fifteen and an eleven story connected towers with 253 rental units, 70 parking spaces and retail on the first floor at 2293 N. Milwaukee Ave. I hope you can come and please tell neighbors who live close to this project about the meeting.

Curious to hear what others think about TOD development. I believe it's by the same team that put up the silver TOD building at Division and Ashland.

I thought TOD usually came with less parking than 70 spots. The one at Division and Ashland has zero parking spots.

I think it's interesting that the city is going back to the way they used to build near major intersections and transit hubs such as this. Like the coyote building at Damen and Milwaukee. Or the hairpin arts building. Smaller units, taller, more dense.

I think it's a good idea, as Logan Square has become less and less populated over the years. I seem to recall reading we have a fraction of the population we once had.

I think it would help make the area more vibrant. I've lived in 100+ unit buildings in the past, and people have the misconception that all 100 people will be causing traffic, or waiting in line at the El all at the same time. But even with 100 or 200 units, the fraction that are doing any one thing at the same time are slim to none.

Should be a lively conversation. People get all up in arms about change and the threat of shadows or traffic.

I say bring a tiny bit of our neighborhood's density back! Come join the fun conversation. For those unfamiliar, this development is slated for the now empty lot across from Cozy Corner diner.

2 hours ago

Snow Removal

I did a search in the archives for 'snow removal' but cannot find someone within Logan Square. I would rather do business locally, so does anyone know of someone local who could do snow removal? Small area (front/back of house, gangway to alley) this winter. Thanks for all suggestions!

13 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Trails & food - Starved Rock

I am planning a day trip to Starved rock this Saturday and wondered what trail to take. I'm looking for something around 4 miles roundtrip, wonderful canyons, but great lookout points as well. Also, I am looking for a great spot to eat around that area, which is quaint and local. Thanks!

  • They provide maps with all the trails and level of difficulty. My go to place for food is Uptown Grill http://www.uptowngrill.com/ in LaSalle not more than 12 minutes west of Utica. Really delicious food! Most of the quaint and local places in Utica tend to be burger joints with fried...

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    They provide maps with all the trails and level of difficulty. My go to place for food is Uptown Grill http://www.uptowngrill.com/ in LaSalle not more than 12 minutes west of Utica. Really delicious food! Most of the quaint and local places in Utica tend to be burger joints with fried food. However, just this week my colleague was at the Starved Rock Lodge for a meeting and had lunch at Elements restaurant in the Lodge and said the food was good. Lastly, just be ready to deal with a ton of traffic when entering the park . . .fall with the changing colors is very popular. You're best to get there as earliest as possible to avoid traffic congestion. Have fun!

  • I grew up near the area and highly recommend Skoog's Pub in Utica if you're looking for really good sandwiches or burgers but also at night has great dinner specials like steaks and pastas. Uptown in LaSalle is also good, a little nicer, more upscale. There is Mickey's Massive Burrito...

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    I grew up near the area and highly recommend Skoog's Pub in Utica if you're looking for really good sandwiches or burgers but also at night has great dinner specials like steaks and pastas. Uptown in LaSalle is also good, a little nicer, more upscale. There is Mickey's Massive Burrito also in LaSalle that is kind of like Chipolte but delicious. If you want the best root beer ever, Moore's Family Restaurant in Oglesby still makes their own and it is fantastic. They still do carhop service too.

    My favorite trail in Starved Rock Park is the one furthest, most eastern part of the park. It wraps around the Illinois Canyon and Council Overhang about 4 miles east of the Lodge. Because they are furthest away from the Lodge, the trails tend to be quieter and less busy. There is a small parking area right off RT 71, which is gorgeous to drive through on it's own. The trail connects to the rest of the park so you can potentially park at the Illinois Canyon and hike all the way back to the Lodge.

    Check out the map but really you can't go wrong with any of the trails at Starved Rock.
    http://3ac8ht39547331cwzm9egwdls0.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/MAP-2013.pdf

19 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

The Tile App (which we've discussed for lost pets) is shipping

On the recommendation of one of the eb folks, I ordered these tiles....the theory being they can be used to track pets (if enough people have the smartphone app) kind of doing what we do here when someone loses an animal. eager to try it out and see if it works. just got an email that my pre-ordered tag are preparing to ship. will let you know if it will (or could) work on animals...if not, i'll just use it for my keys, glasses, or ventra hanger tag that i constantly lose anyway.
http://howtomanguide.com/2013/09/tech/how-to-find-your-lost-dog-with-the-tile-app/

https://www.thetileapp.com/community-find

it's coming out for iphone first, then android...

  • I ordered one of those about a year ago and it is still on the way. It's a start-up company. Would not fit inside a handlebar. My dog is chipped so I intend to use it on my purse or luggage.

  • i am also on the waiting list for the other one in development (the one that was a fund me startup) they met their goal, but those are not out yet.

3 hours ago

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5 days ago

Updated 4 hours ago

A neighborly opinion

Just wanted to see if those of you with experience dealing with neighbor/pet issues can offer some advice. My downstairs neighbors are young guys who moved in earlier this year. They have a cat and said that they are now letting their cat (who was never an outdoor cat before) go outside by himself. While I personally don't agree with keeping cats outdoors in the city and would never let my own kitty out, it's not my cat and therefore...

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Just wanted to see if those of you with experience dealing with neighbor/pet issues can offer some advice. My downstairs neighbors are young guys who moved in earlier this year. They have a cat and said that they are now letting their cat (who was never an outdoor cat before) go outside by himself. While I personally don't agree with keeping cats outdoors in the city and would never let my own kitty out, it's not my cat and therefore not really my choice.

The issue I'm having is that this cat seems to not be too content about its new situation, especially with the weather being what it is, and slips into the building every chance he gets. He's spent several nights in another neighbor's apartment who felt bad for him and I have let him briefly into mine (after he followed me inside). He and my kitty didn't get along so out he went.
This morning he was meowing outside my door in the back stairway (probably got in while I was going in and out doing laundry yesterday).

So I guess I'm not sure which side of the intervention line this falls. Do I secretly find this cat a nice home with more doting owners, do I ignore the situation? Just want to get some objective opinions :)

  • i did give my neighbor a flyer for a free treehouse fix and talk to her about getting her cat fixed. i didn't tell her that said cat was driving my cats crazy by coming in my yard...her kids had told me it was their cat and that she had just had kittens(!) but for whatever reason, cat has not been around.

  • @loganparkcat oooooh no, your neighbor's cat isn't spayed? poop. Where are you located? PM me.

17 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Alexis Hagerup-found your ventra!

If anyone knows Alexis Hagerup, please message me; I found her ventra card on the street by Kedzie/Belden

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27 hours ago

Updated 17 hours ago

Good AM! It's Looking Good Today!

I have this great picture taken after sunrise this am and I'd thought I'd also give you an audio version of the weather for today and the weekend.
https://soundcloud.com/bart-shore/everyblock-weather

17 hours ago

44 hours ago

Updated 18 hours ago

High Quality window replacement contractor for vintage building

Unable to find the name of and link to a high quality window replacement contractor someone recommended 3+ weeks ago. It was a small shop in or near Logan Square. The contractor's site was extremely informative, eco-friendly, providing authentic repairs/replacements that meet qualifications for historic districts.

37 hours ago

Updated 20 hours ago

Did you lose a young cat, black with white markings?

There is a little lost kitty in the courtyard of my building. A neighbor is attempting to get him/her inside for the night. Is anyone missing a young black cat with some white marks? It is lost in the area east of Kimball and south of Milwaukee. I didn't want to take a picture because it might have scared her away. Looked clean and timid, like someone's pet. If you've lost your little one and the description fits, please post a pic and I'll let you know if it looks like the same cat.

2 days ago

Updated 21 hours ago

Lots of fire trucks and lights Central Park and Belden

There are about four fire trucks and more police on the 2200 block of Central Park, but no smoke. Any idea what's going on?

  • Chandler, thank you for letting me know it was joe that cleaned it up, I will thank him! I called for the car to be towed on Sunday, and saw all the stuff out there, I just thought they picked it up, which surprised me....

  • Chandler Logan Square Resident

    Rochelle , wow gold star to you! To both of you really . I was wondering who got the car towed . I was gathering numbers ready to call first thing Monday am thinking it would sit there for days and days . Great job amazing neighbors keep up the good work .

3 days ago

Updated 23 hours ago

El Stops with Only One Exit?

Recent renovations to the California blue line stop have made it painfully clear that the CTA never intended to improve the actual functionality of the station. While thinking about the potential hazard of having only one conduit from the ground to each platform (a possible choke point, and the danger of having to cross California with no crosswalk), I got to thinking: how many El stops are there out there that have only one entrance / exit to each platform?...

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Recent renovations to the California blue line stop have made it painfully clear that the CTA never intended to improve the actual functionality of the station. While thinking about the potential hazard of having only one conduit from the ground to each platform (a possible choke point, and the danger of having to cross California with no crosswalk), I got to thinking: how many El stops are there out there that have only one entrance / exit to each platform? I cannot think of another north side blue line stop that does, but maybe my memory isn't so good. Are there red line stops with only one entrance / exit?

If any of us want to petition the CTA about this at some point in future, it'd be useful to recognize how rare this phenomena is.

  • Alya A. Bucktown to Logan

    The station at Roosevelt also connects three lines, which only happens one other place outside the loop that I can think of.

    As was said above, short of demolishing buildings/spending millions of capital the CTA does not have, unfortunately making each station accessible is just not in the cards right now.

  • Carter O'Brien lager beer rioter

    Double LOL at the "Taj Mahal" comment. I think the India Bureau of Tourism may be sending some hired goons your way, Gary.

    Seriously though, I have been acquainted with the Roosevelt stop since 1985. They build a nice tunnel to connect the subway and the elevated lines, but the...

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    Double LOL at the "Taj Mahal" comment. I think the India Bureau of Tourism may be sending some hired goons your way, Gary.

    Seriously though, I have been acquainted with the Roosevelt stop since 1985. They build a nice tunnel to connect the subway and the elevated lines, but the main entrance is a disaster, and the actual subway platform is pretty much unchanged (I guess the train tracker info is nice, but that is pretty standard at the big stops).

    Belmont connects three lines as well, and I'd argue the entrance is *far* more welcoming and open/easy to navigate during to rush hour than it was before. The platform seems indistinguishable from the Roosevelt elevated platform.

3 days ago

Updated 26 hours ago

Mozzarella sticks??

been dying for some crispy, gooey mozzarella sticks in Logan square. Any suggestions?? Those soggy balls at boiler room don't count, and I haven't seen them on any menus nearby- I gotta be missing something!

  • J*o*s*h Engineer on Wrightwood

    Make this the 5th vote for Roots. Nothing else compares to their handmade mozzarella.

  • Hmmm....will have to try Dante's sticks!! Sad to say, but super fast and not half bad (IMHO) are White Castle on Addison. Small snack to grab and go. It's been years since I've been to Leona's but they use to have huge sticks! Fried cheese curds are Delish at Small Bar on Wellington (and Albany?)

27 hours ago

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Apr 02

Updated 28 hours ago

LA Fitness

Anyone heard any update on the LA Fitness taking over the Olympic carpet building? Think it would be a great addition to the neighborhood.

  • Anybody hear anything about whether this branch will have a pool? They certainly have the space for it. Hey LA FITNESS if you're listening, build a pool!

  • I can't believe how slow the construction is at the site. The workers seem to work a few days then no movement for days/weeks. I wonder what is going with the site. Has anyone heard anything new?

34 hours ago

3 days ago

Updated 36 hours ago

Looking for foster home for kittens

I have 3 friendly kittens in my yard. Looking for someone to house them and socialize them while we look for a home for them. I'm full up on cats already or I would take them in. They appear to be about 3 months old. They are very playful and seem healthy.

  • Thanks, Kat. The mom's in PR's TNR crosshairs.

  • So great to see how quickly the kittens were spoken for! I didn't even have to go through my usual phases of denial and eventual regretful acceptance of the fact that I really couldn't take on a second cat.

3 days ago

Updated 36 hours ago

1700 Block of Drake

My Husband, Daughter and I took a walk the other day and found a house we would like to purchase on the 1700 block of Drake, about 6 blocks form our current home on the North side of Armitage. Please let me know what your thoughts are in that particular block and the area in general. I have lived in Logan, Armitage/Kedzie area since 2000 but, before making a purchase, we would like to hear more about the general feeling of the area, especially now that we have a young child. Thanks in advance for anything that you might have to offer, I appreciate it!

  • bigsneakertees Owner of www.bigsneakertees.net

    Gangbanger heaven

  • Janelle, have you looked at the area just north of Logan Blvd, nice residential streets, plenty of parking, close to Blue Line and expressway, many young families in my neighborhood, I am just north of Diversey & West of California. My nephew used to be a police officer in this district and told me this is the safest in the district. He is now a fireman. Many nearby parks, shopping, restaurants w/o the congestion. Best wishes to you and your family.

38 hours ago

Couch for sale

Three year old couch from Roy's, bought new and in good condition. 100 bucks. Holler if you are interested

3 days ago

Updated 41 hours ago

Dog found

M:y husband found this dog this morning. He doesn't have a collar and is not neutered. He's safe now in our yard, but we will need to call Animal Control later this afternoon as we have two dogs of our own that are rather territorial. Please message me if this is your pup!

  • I saw no assumptions above. The combination of both not fixing your dog and letting him get loose makes you part of the problem and in need of a little shaming imo.

  • glad this pooch is back home and safe

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3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Kids selling Tribune subscriptions

Does anyone else have kids coming to their house every other week trying to sell subscriptions to the Chicago Tribune? It's almost always after 7 o'clock at night and always the same thing: it's for school and when you tell them you don't want the subscription they ask for a donation. Does anyone give money to people at their door? Kind of annoyed by it.

  • i had a very well spoken young 6th or 7th grader come and give me the pitch back in June. she was very professional and made out a non-profit receipt (which she had ready when i asked about them.) she came by during the day, though, after school, by herself....

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    i had a very well spoken young 6th or 7th grader come and give me the pitch back in June. she was very professional and made out a non-profit receipt (which she had ready when i asked about them.) she came by during the day, though, after school, by herself. remembering when i had to sell band candy, grapefruit, you name it, back in The Day (and while family bought most of it, i always had to walk a few token blocks with whatever it was -- and i didn't do it with half the grace she did) i didn't mind making a donation. She also figured out the antique turn doorbell that baffled my ups driver.

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    This problem is caused by the employer Youth Workforce on Fullerton(at Western). They saturate Logan Square with young people hocking the paper. I get them twice a month. I quickly explain that I get these requests twice a month and I won't be subscribing. When they are persistent and sometimes...

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    This problem is caused by the employer Youth Workforce on Fullerton(at Western). They saturate Logan Square with young people hocking the paper. I get them twice a month. I quickly explain that I get these requests twice a month and I won't be subscribing. When they are persistent and sometimes aggressive I let them know I think their employer is scamming them by sending them in territory so overrun with requests that the likelihood of a sale is very low.
    Two responses that young people seem to understand.
    "What if I came to you twice a month and asked you buy something you already had (ie cell phone)? would you buy one every two weeks?"
    "What is your address?" WHY " I would like to be able to come by your home and request a DONATION when I am running low on funds."

    I have become so annoyed over the 7+ years living here that I have called the Tribune to complain twice. This falls on deaf ears. They should not be affiliated with Youth Workforce.

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Anyone need a roomy/place to stay?

Looking for a roommate for my big 2 bedroom/1 bathroom apartment. Must be dog friendly, working professional. Please direct message me if interested!

2 days ago

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Wisconsin Day trip from Chicago - Fall Foliage

Hi, I'm looking for a destination in the south part of WI that would be great for a fall foliage day trip. I'm looking for some good walking/hiking trails, beautiful scenery.

Thanks

  • Kettle Moraine State Park in Wisconsin is beautiful. Farther afield is Devils Lake State Park for great hiking...

  • Try Bristol, Wisconsin for hiking. If you just want a view, Holy Hill is beautiful.

2 days ago

landscaper recommendation

We are gardeners ourselves and have fairly decent knowledge about what kinds of shrubs-trees-flowers work in our environment. We are looking for someone to built a layout or border for our front yard and part of back that we can fill in with what we like or already have growing. Also on a limited budget (of course.) Any tips or example of costs youve incurred? Thanks everyone!

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Body found in Logan

Was there a body found on Central Park and Belden today? I heard about it but cannot find news about it on line.

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Updated 2 days ago

Mcdonalds 2707 N Milwaukee

I don't understand why ever time this Mcdonalds has a promotional event for kids, the signs are only in Spanish. Do they not want any English speaking kids at these events? This is an ongoing thing for this Mcdonalds and I find it very insulting.
Does anyone else think this is wrong??

  • Carter O'Brien lager beer rioter

    I'm not seeing how Robin's experience equates to Godwin's Law. This came to mind:

    http://econlog.econlib.org/archives/2013/09/hendersons_godw.html

    "When people in a political discussion want to put down other people who even mention Hitler, they will invoke Godwin's Law even if the person compared no one to Nazis or Hitler."

    That said, I could care less how McDonald's advertises as far as language. If anything, most people's distaste comes from how they target children with their happy meal toys. It's the Espanol-speakers that ought to be offended here, if anyone.

  • Bearmosa Resident of Hermosa

    I worked in marketing. There's a lot of importance placed on language spoken in the home. That's the language of family and friends... brands want to be your friend. When you see an ad in Spanish next time assume this and don't be offended or assume that the targeted audience doesn't know English. They most likely do.

Oct 16

Updated 2 days ago

New California stop is really pretty, gotta say

There was a crowd of reporters and guys in suits this morning getting on the revamped calf. blue line stop. not that many getting on, so i had time to snap a few pix. they did a gorgeous job stripping and restoring the old doors and it really looks great...

  • Most of the other stations that have them though are fronting more major streets than California, which is relatively easy to cross - especially now that they've installed the mid-block crossing. At both Damen and Western there is a major road that the second stairwells bypass. The subway and interstate...

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    Most of the other stations that have them though are fronting more major streets than California, which is relatively easy to cross - especially now that they've installed the mid-block crossing. At both Damen and Western there is a major road that the second stairwells bypass. The subway and interstate stations are whole other animals that can't really be viewed as the same category as these legacy stations.

    Obviously in an ideal world you'd have it. Given the financial and space restrictions that everyone has mentioned though, it seems to make sense to just have the one...at least in my mind.

  • no elevator service

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Yoga in Avondale?

Does it exist?

  • I remember seeing the Chicago Park District at Independence was actually having yoga classes.

  • Chris Z Old Irv Park resident

    I also endorse the Yoga Shop and agree with BrightnShiny. Parking is pretty abundant around the studio, and typically not more than a block away. Often you can park right in front, but do read the signage carefully for restrictions.

3 days ago

Covered Parking near Palmer Square/LS el stop?

I was wondering if any of you know of or have a garage spot available for rent that's located near Palmer Square, the Logan Square el stop or anything in between?

I'm looking to start renting the spot beginning mid Nov or Dec 1, ideally on a month to month basis, and I'll likely keep it through March or April.

Thanks!

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