53 min ago

Yet another package stolen

Hi all,

Just wanted to give a heads up, had a package stolen from my porch on the 3200 block of W. McLean Ave. FedEx tracking number states "left on porch" at 11:26 am. I got the mail at noon, nothing there.

We generally request packages to have signature on delivery, however this was a gift sent from my in-laws (actually the last package they shipped went missing as well). I work from home, doorbell never rang.

I filed a police report, had FedEx run a "trace", etc.

If you happen to see this fancy ottoman hanging out in a nearby alley give me a shout I guess!

http://www.hayneedle.com/product/garrettdoublestorageottomanwithtraysideottomans.cfm

Thanks!

24 hours ago

Updated 58 min ago

Did you see WBEZ's story on gentrification in Logan Square?

My colleague Chip Mitchell did an interesting story on how gentrification is affecting Logan Square. What'd you think of it? Did he miss anything?
http://www.wbez.org/news/real-estate-developer-hot-area-sees-bright-future-%E2%80%94-and-displacement-111231

  • Yosef A Logan Square neighbor since 1990

    Milwaukee av has long been a desolate stretch of urban landscape and improvement is welcome, although the density may be a bit higher than desirable. And 25 affordable units gain is more than what is there now, but will it offset rent increases nearby?

    Funny, but when I could not...

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    Milwaukee av has long been a desolate stretch of urban landscape and improvement is welcome, although the density may be a bit higher than desirable. And 25 affordable units gain is more than what is there now, but will it offset rent increases nearby?

    Funny, but when I could not recognize the street corner in the photo I looked closer, and the phone number on the tackle shop tracks to the town of Kirckaldy, Fife, in the UK! Can't WBEZ get a picture of a similarly rundown looking street corner in Logan Square? Well, maybe not any more. Everything is getting rehabbed. so we import our pre-gentrification pictures from England! Cheers, old chap.

  • Carter, I think that you are correct in theory in regards to zoning. In practice, however, the areas that are affected by density bonuses in general and TOD projects specifically is an extremely small part of the City. A TOD site, for example, has to be 600 feet - and...

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    Carter, I think that you are correct in theory in regards to zoning. In practice, however, the areas that are affected by density bonuses in general and TOD projects specifically is an extremely small part of the City. A TOD site, for example, has to be 600 feet - and in some cases 1,200 feet - from a transit station. That's a one or two block radius, most of which is commercial corridors. Any redevelopment that would occur in the residential core of Logan Square's neighborhood streets would be as-right development and extremely unlikely to secure density bonuses.

    As for encouraging the removal of existing residents? I'd say that's erroneous in an environment that allows development to occur as the zoning currently allows, since it would encourage an increase to the supply of housing in a high-demand market. If development is limited to one or two sites high-density because of neighborhood attitudes towards construction, then, yeah, prices will continue to rise...because the supply of housing has been artificially lowered.

2 hours ago

Orange Tabby (name is Chief)

I found an agency that would take in the Orange Tabby from Lawndale if someone is willing to pick up and drop it off. Not sure how to go about this. They believe that the cat is held just for up to 7 days.

3 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Furniture donation and pick up

I have some friends looking to donate furniture and need it picked up by the end of this weekend. They have asked a bunch of places, including Salvation Army. No one has been able to pick up this week. Any suggestions of maybe some more obscure organizations that would do this and need furniture?

2 days ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Bring the Chicago Foodseum to Logan Square

Hi friends - I wanted to share an exciting potential opportunity for the Logan Square neighborhood - to be the home of the "Foodseum" - Chicago's first Food Museum!

I learned about this project in the works a couple of weeks ago through an article on Eater.com http://www.eater.com/2014/11/24/7276629/chicagos-first-food-museum-foodseum-campaign Their website has more details: http://www.foodseum.org/#home

They are in the middle of a Kickstarter campaign to open their first interactive exhibit as early as Spring 2015: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/foodseum/chicagos-food-museum

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Hi friends - I wanted to share an exciting potential opportunity for the Logan Square neighborhood - to be the home of the "Foodseum" - Chicago's first Food Museum!

I learned about this project in the works a couple of weeks ago through an article on Eater.com http://www.eater.com/2014/11/24/7276629/chicagos-first-food-museum-foodseum-campaign Their website has more details: http://www.foodseum.org/#home

They are in the middle of a Kickstarter campaign to open their first interactive exhibit as early as Spring 2015: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/foodseum/chicagos-food-museum

The location has not been decided, but I immediately thought Logan Square would be the perfect location, with all the new restaurant activity, fantastic farmer's market, and plans for a future rare-fruit orchard.

After pledging my support, I emailed my thoughts to their executive director, Kyle Joseph, who personally wrote me back to thank me. He said that they are "big fans" of LS and they have been keeping an eye out there, and agreed that LS would be a great fit. He encouraged me to pass along the word in the neighborhood and said he would be happy to speak to fellow residents and supporters.

If you like this idea, please pass it along, donate to the campaign, and email the museum founders and organizers that you would love for Foodseum to come to Logan Square!

  • LD

    Agreed, I have nothing against the idea of the museum (I'd def visit out of curiosity), I just wouldn't invest in it as I am doubtful of its sustenance. Ditto for the juice bar (if the profit margins actually float the juice bar for a while, it will close as soon as the craze dies down, vitamixes get cheaper, or another, less expensive juice bar opens), although I think there's a big difference b/t restaurant/retail and hospitality/entertainment and not sure the 2 are comparable.

  • Carter O'Brien lager beer rioter

    There's of course nothing wrong with people having opinions. There is however a special place in hell for those who comment negatively on web stories/projects, etc they didn't even bother to visit before forming said opinions.

2 days ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Found cat

Found Orange tabby cat on N Lawndale on School & Lawndale the night of December 12, very friendly and clearly an indoor cat. Brought to the vet, the cat is not fixed and there was no microchip.

Email me for more pictures or details.

Cat was brought to Animal Care and Control:

2741 S. Western Ave
312-747-1407
www.petharbor.com

Cat's number at Animal Care and Control is ID#A122654.

  • I know not all can be saved but it is still sad. This is a really nice cat that deserves a better home than it has. My neighbor is trying to intervene.

  • Diana Davis-Tounsi My Kind Of Town

    This was a while back that we took the strays to PAWS, apparently things have changed. It is good to see that so many people care about animals.

27 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Rain Barrel Setup

Hi Neighbors,

Does anyone have a rain barrel? If so, I would love to see your setup or just ask some questions. Please post here or PM me.

Thanks!

  • Winter is a tough time to set up a rain barrel. We used to have one connected to our downspout but one wet winter I failed to empty it and it became a massive chuck of ice. Then the plastic burst.

  • I have two 55 gallon barrels that are adequate most of the time. They sit on two rows of cinder blocks so my watering cans can easily fit under the 'faucets'. Due to the massive weight I also have a rigid Styrofoam board under the cinder blocks. I also placed some large patio blocks around the setup so my feet don't get muddy when there's been an overflow event.
    PS I would pm you, but I don't know how!!!

2 days ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Bone Marrow Match Drive Tuesday 12/16 for Cop with Leukemia

Bone Marrow Drive TUESDAY 12/16 at 14th District Chicago Police Station, 2150 N California @ Shakespeare. 12 Noon - 6 PM
Police Officer BLANCA MAGALLON, 43 yr old mother of 4 daughters, needs match for bone marrow transplant in her battle with leukemia. Quick cheek swab, no needles. Flyer (attached jpg) from Ward 1 enewsletter

22 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Let's Get our Video Cameras Connected to CPD District/Cental Command

Being the IT Dept and administrator to the cameras that protect our Condo association since 2009, I have seen firsthand the power this tool has to solve crime. We've been subpoenaed twice and have produced useful video evidence for another dozen or so incidents over the last 5 years that all have helped make this community stronger. High ranking CPD Chief McNaughton has already successfully launched a pilot program in his previous position in Lawndale and we're very close to the reality where hiding from the law is no longer an option.

  • yourhandsmyface Palmer square. Drummer.

    Eric 4 prez!!

  • Smart Bike. I agree 1000 percent.On a side note I have been researching a ton on home security companies as well as ways to outfit our condo association with cameras. Can you recommend a good company that installs outside systems as well as maybe some DIY solutions. I know places like costco sell security systems as well as comcast/adt for home and you get what you pay for. Considering a man who stopped a tagger was shot at I want video around my home sooner than later.

  • Smart Bike Parts Local Bike Shop

    Greetings Strike 3 - Back in 2009 we hired ADT to install 8 cameras around our property. Bike shop payed half and condo assoc payed half. Total cost of installation and equipment (cameras + DVR + Closed Circuit TV) was around $2K. Then we subscribed to 2DVR.com for $10/month and all residents have access to all the cameras 24/7 via their phones or computers.

6 hours ago

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28 hours ago

Updated 9 hours ago

Bloomingdale Pathway

I was thinking about that pathway yesterday. What's the update on it?

9 hours ago

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16 hours ago

Two young pit bulls loose on the block

My husband and I just got off the Fullerton bus at Lawndale and two young pit bulls ran up to us and followed us to our door and tried to come home with us. They were friendly, and looked like they were being taken care of, but no collars or tags. I reported their location to 311 in case anyone is looking for them.

20 hours ago

Northwest suburban police blotter

...the 4100 and 4200 block of North Bloomington Avenue, 4200 block of Mallard Lane and 4000 block of Newport Lane. Here are the latest reports...

This article has 2 other Chicago locations (Show)

• Burglars broke the rear door between 11:30 a.m. and 8:15 p.m. Dec. 5 at a home on the 1700 block of Campbell Avenue, ransacked rooms and stole fine jewelry and luggage. Loss was estimated at $500,000.

• A vandal hurled a chunk of concrete around 12:59 a.m. Dec. 11 that broke a picture window and damaged vertical blinds, a section of drywall, a lampshade and holiday decorations at a home on the 800 block of Webster Lane. Damage was estimated at $670.

21 hours ago

Your questions - answered. Join Ald. Ray Suarez live on TV & online.

Join a live, interactive forum with Alderman Ray Suarez (31st ward) this Wednesday, December 17th, at 7 p.m. on CAN TV21 and http://www.cantv.org/hotline.

Whether you have questions about City Council's latest actions or issues facing your community, call in live and speak your mind.

We will also pass along any comments or questions added to this post, but if you're looking for answers, tuning in and calling in is your best option.

For more information and video about Political Forum, visit http://cantv.org/watch-now/category/political-forum/.

22 hours ago

12/19: Fridays with Fioretti comes to the 30th Ward

Come meet Chicago Mayoral Candidate and 2nd Ward Alderman Bob Fioretti as he brings his listening tour to the Irving Park/Avondale neighborhoods. Join fellow residents to ask questions and learn about our vision of Chicago!

December 19, 2014 from 7:00pm - 8:00pm at Pueblo Latino 3456 N Pulaski Rd

Click here for more info: http://goo.gl/EQvQDO

22 hours ago

caring neighbors

I posted a comment several weeks ago about living under the bridge at Belmont and Kedzie. I just want to take this opportunity to say thank you to all those that read my post and those that commented. I was very surprised that so many people had an opinion about the situation there, But even more surprised at what came after. So many people have stopped by and dropped of blankets, clothing and food. It is all greatly appreciated. People...

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I posted a comment several weeks ago about living under the bridge at Belmont and Kedzie. I just want to take this opportunity to say thank you to all those that read my post and those that commented. I was very surprised that so many people had an opinion about the situation there, But even more surprised at what came after. So many people have stopped by and dropped of blankets, clothing and food. It is all greatly appreciated. People have been a little friendlier and more people stop and have a few words with us. Thank you all so much for the kindness. I would especially like to thank the man who came and gave one of us a job. I don't know your name but that is the best kind of help we can get. Happy Holidays to all.......

4 days ago

Updated 24 hours ago

acupuncture and chiropractor?

Is there a Logan square facility that offers both services at the same location that anyone would recommend.? I have both arthritic and alignment issues going on but limited time (and $) to deal with both.

  • Sage Community Health Collective is an amazing place. They do fantastic acupuncture and they also have massage and other things, though I am not sure about chiro. Anyway, they have a wonderful mission that these services should be available to everyone, so they work on a sliding scale. If you do community acupuncture (which is a quiet room with several people getting it at once - it's not as weird as it sounds at ALL) - it's even less. I went there for several months and loved it. http://sagecommunityhealth.org/

2 days ago

Updated 24 hours ago

Dog Stories/ Humboldt Park++

This week-end there was a huge hawk 'posing' on the ground while someone not quite close took phone pictures. It appeared to be @ 2' tall and eventually flew up in a near by tree and posed some more. (I haven't seen any pigeons in that area lately either.)

As 'The Miss' and I went on our walk, we saw two pretty ladies walking arm-in-arm. I think they are sisters. One has a smile that could melt the snow; the...

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This week-end there was a huge hawk 'posing' on the ground while someone not quite close took phone pictures. It appeared to be @ 2' tall and eventually flew up in a near by tree and posed some more. (I haven't seen any pigeons in that area lately either.)

As 'The Miss' and I went on our walk, we saw two pretty ladies walking arm-in-arm. I think they are sisters. One has a smile that could melt the snow; the other is a special needs adult who I do not believe can speak. I always say 'Hello' and the special needs lady released her companion's hand to give me a hug...a nice big hug.

Then she started to cry. Large tears. I said "Please don't be sad" and her companion said "Oh, she cries when she is happy." I said 'Well, then just keep hugging and I'm glad you are happy'.

If you see them in the park, please do say 'Hello' (Hugs are optional...)

  • I bet you saw a Coopers Hawk. One flew into our backyard a few years back so I did a little research to identify the species. It might have been 2 ft. but in a little Chicago backyard, it looked like a giant Condor.

  • I saw a hawk that fits the description in my yard a few days ago.

  • i have seen that hawk a few times… it really looks like massive compared to the other birds around there...and I am pretty sure I have seen what is left of the rabbits/pigeons it destroys… looks like a small explosion of feathers & fur in the middle of the field, with nothing else around…

    the hawk i saw had quite a bit of white on it, so the coopers hawk looks to be it

2 days ago

Updated 27 hours ago

Yet another missing cat

My neighbor's cat went missing. The cat's name is Pilar. She is a small, brownish-black, sweet little kitty and she escaped this morning from the cat sitter's in the vicinity of Logan Blvd and Western. Pilar normally resides in Palmer Square near Belden and Milwaukee. I don't have a picture to post.

If anyone spots her, please let me know. Thanks!

Dec 06

Updated 27 hours ago

Coming soon to Diversey and Richmond

This new bar and restaurant maybe a great addition to Logan Square. I have heard several different explanations as to just what it might be, stay tuned.

  • "A large ham selection will hang from behind the bar, and every guest, whether ordering a glass of wine at the bar or sitting down for a meal, will get a complimentary wooden board with a handful of fresh slices of meat like prosciutto or Spanish-style jamon with some pickles."
    How cool...

  • sounds interesting, I wish them success.

30 hours ago

Dog Seen at Kedzie and George

I was on my way to work and was able to snap a picture of what looks like a lost dog.

30 hours ago

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3 days ago

Updated 39 hours ago

STOLEN BUICK LESABRE DARK GREEN 1998

The witness said that there were 2 guys one white male and the other male is african american! The details of our car are, BUICK LESABRE 1998 SEMI DARK GREEN, IT HAS A DENT ON THE DRIVERS PASSENGER SIDE AND IT HAS A BLACK LEFT SIDE MIRROR. Our car was stolen on Fullerton and Sacramento. I was in the library around 1:30 pm to 2:10 pm then when i went out to the parking lot...I found out it wasn't in the parking lot where I parked it. PLEASE SHARE! LOGAN SQUARE PUBLIC LIBRARY PARKING LOT!

  • I had the same car but mines was white. Got stolen and was found on the south side with tickets. Luckly I wasn't responsible for those tickets. I highly doubt you will find it around the neighborhood. Good luck in finding it.

  • Check every day to see if you got parking tickets. When my car was stolen, they slapped parking tickets on it for weeks.

6 days ago

Updated 43 hours ago

New Project In Old Zacetecas Restaurant?

Anyone know what's going in the old Zacetecas restaurant space on Diversey in Logan? Yes, yes, I know. Probably a bar or restaurant. Just curious what people or groups are involved.

2 days ago

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Dec 09

Updated 2 days ago

MEGAMALL NEWS ? ANY ?

lots going on with developments by california and also by logan stop, any news on the mega-mall development. any meeting / plans / dates?

  • I went to the business meeting about the Mega Mall redevelopment, and nothing is written in stone, but the proposal was for: a 40,000 sq ft supermarket at the Sacramento end of Milwaukee with two stories of parking above and a two store gym over that. The rest of the...

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    I went to the business meeting about the Mega Mall redevelopment, and nothing is written in stone, but the proposal was for: a 40,000 sq ft supermarket at the Sacramento end of Milwaukee with two stories of parking above and a two store gym over that. The rest of the block with be residential (approx 200 rental units) with retail on the first floor. It will appear to be 5-6 separate building from the outside with some set backs. There will be a new traffic light in the middle of the block for cars to turn into the parking lot. Truck traffic in the back. 20 ft sidewalks in front. 10% affordable housing and they said no TIF funds would be use (I would love to see that). The buildings will vary for approx. 7 to 9 stories. Those were the features I found most interesting but there was more.
    That was the proposal. Call Alderman Waguespack or wait for the public meetings that are coming.

  • That public meeting should be interesting! Logan Square seems set on no buildings over 4 or 5 stories....with 6 really pushing it.

Dec 04

Updated 3 days ago

Kids' chess teacher? Kids' chess club?

Hi all!

I would like to form a chess group for young kids, to start after the new year. I'm in the early stages of this project, and I need a chess teacher, and other kids!

Do you know (or are you) a chess teacher who can work with three or four kids (my kid is almost 7), to teach the game and the strategic thinking behind it? Drop me a line!

Do you have a kid who might like...

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Hi all!

I would like to form a chess group for young kids, to start after the new year. I'm in the early stages of this project, and I need a chess teacher, and other kids!

Do you know (or are you) a chess teacher who can work with three or four kids (my kid is almost 7), to teach the game and the strategic thinking behind it? Drop me a line!

Do you have a kid who might like to learn chess? You drop me a line, too!

I'm thinking one afternoon per week. I'm happy to host in my Logan Square apartment (it will make me vacuum, and for that I'd be grateful).

--Corrin
(also posted on the Logan Square yahoo group--apopogies to cross-readers)

  • Seth Logan Square resident for 13+ years

    My 8- and 10-year-olds would like to be involved in some chess get-togethers, too.

  • Okay, Seth--I'll keep you posted!

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Cars shooting at each other

Just witnessed 2 cars chasing each other around Armitage/Central Park area, happened around 1:15 today. They flew by me, heard about 6-8 gun shots. Anyone know more?

  • That's horrible. Bad any time, but really scary this kind of stuff is happening in the middle of the day..

  • You called it into 911, right?

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Brown/White Pit Bull Hit By Car on Humboldt/Cortland Today

Just wondering if it was a stray or someone's pet? The dog unfortunately passed, but if the owner is reading this, wanted you to know that there were some very kind police officers and firemen that stayed with him/her and comforted her as she passed.

  • Jen

    Heartbreaking. I live right over there and I'm glad I didn't see it. Thanks for helping

  • Unfortunately, no, the driver didn't stop. A few good neighbors came out to try and help, but there wasn't much that could be done b/c the dog was reacting in fear and didn't want to be touched. They had to wait for Animal Care and Control to get there and...

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    Unfortunately, no, the driver didn't stop. A few good neighbors came out to try and help, but there wasn't much that could be done b/c the dog was reacting in fear and didn't want to be touched. They had to wait for Animal Care and Control to get there and by then, it was too late. Seriously though, some fantastic police officers and a fire chief stayed with the dog the entire time trying to comfort it and keep it calm. As a dog owner, I'd want to know someone was there with my dog and tried to show compassion in this situation - hence the post to EB.

3 days ago

Sep 18

Updated 3 days ago

Plumber recommendations?

Can anyone recommend a good affordable plumber? Thanks

  • mwilson near north plumber

    Yes.
    I came handle al your plumbing issues.
    Sincerely,
    Mark Wison
    1-773-567-3310

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    Mr Wilson - please stop resurrection old threads

3 days ago

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Police presence on Palmer-kimball

Southbound traffic stopped more police arrived. Not sure what's happening . Their on foot with flashlights

  • Lugo 30+years Logan-Hermosa

    I meant northbound traffic also an ambulance just arrived..bus is at a standstill

  • I guess a car was following the bus and then pulled in front and someone got out and smashed the bus's window. Supposedly gang-related over some dispute between the window-breaker and some passengers of the bus

  • Lugo 30+years Logan-Hermosa

    Oh wow thanks I was on my way home from that area and could figure out what was happening

Oct 14

Updated 3 days ago

Plumber?

Anyone have any recommendations for a plumber that is reliable and affordable?

  • CPL949 HP Resident

    I, too, used Rob West and was OK with his work, until 1) a skilled tradesman whose opinion on such matters I respect very much, told me about a very unethical thing that Rob West did on a job he was working on (in the past, I know, but still),...

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    I, too, used Rob West and was OK with his work, until 1) a skilled tradesman whose opinion on such matters I respect very much, told me about a very unethical thing that Rob West did on a job he was working on (in the past, I know, but still), and 2) the bathroom vent pipe he worked on for one of my properties was not done properly, necessitating another plumber to do the job correctly.

    I recommend Richard Adorno, of Plumbing by Richard, 773-828-7337. A friend of mine who owns a couple of properties has had work done by him is very pleased by not only his work, but by his prices and time spent on the job. He also does electrical, carpentry, drywall, and painting. Free estimates!

  • mwilson near north plumber

    Yes. I, Mark Wilson, can attend to all your plumbing issues.
    Sincerey,
    Mark WILSON

6 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

German Shepard spotted @spaulding and diversey

Hi there- took my own dog out and spotted a roaming black and brown German Shepard. I rushed my dog back inside and came back out to try and see if the dog had tags, but it had run off headed north on spaulding on the west side of the street. Was about 7 minutes ago in case anyone is looking!

  • Ev

    There is a boy missing roughly 4 miles from there named Bentley. He was wearing a red collar according to his lost report, but he may have lost it by now. http://www.helpinglostpets.com/petdetail/?id=303602

  • Ev

    Bentley is home safe today! Two guys were selling him at a 7-11 and a man was walking his GS and they asked if he wanted to buy him. Something told him to buy the dog as he looked well taken care of and this good guy's daughter saw Bentley's...

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    Bentley is home safe today! Two guys were selling him at a 7-11 and a man was walking his GS and they asked if he wanted to buy him. Something told him to buy the dog as he looked well taken care of and this good guy's daughter saw Bentley's lost post on Lost Dogs Illinois facebook page and they called the family. How awesome of this great family to get this boy back to his family. Not the pup you saw running though. Hopefully someone was able to get that pup to safety.

4 days ago

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