34 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Logan Square Trash Collection - Stalled because of snow/ice?

Is it just me or has it been a long time since trash has been collected.. Is this typical when there's this much snow/ice? .. I keep thinking "they'll get it this week", but our alley is quickly filling up with trash, some of which has been there for several weeks now..

  • Sighryn Roscoe resident

    I saw the Streets and Sands guys taking trash out of trash cans manually. That's a lot of work to have to go into every single bin and take out the trash bags one by one just because people can not get their butts out to the alley, dig out their bins and place them where the good men and women of Streets and Sans can empty your trash. Try taking initiative instead of complaining.

    Anyway, my trash gets picked up.

    Breathless rant over.

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

    I'm sure people would have been digging if the snow had actually been soft enough to dig but like I said before, it's pretty much like cement now. I'm not complaining, though. There was nowhere else to put that snow but in front of our bins. We knew what we were doing and that it might mean some of our trash and recycling wouldn't be picked up.

9 hours ago

Updated 7 hours ago

Plantation shutters

I'm looking to get indoor plantation shutters. Any recommendations?

Feb 24

Updated 8 hours ago

Wayne Electric Building - Elston and California

Does anyone know what is going on with the old Wayne Electric Building on Elston and California? They just put up fencing all around the property. Has it been bought out? Are they going to tear it down and build a commercial or residential bldg?

11 hours ago

Updated 8 hours ago

Party Space for Rent

Me once again, anyone have suggestions for a space for rent for a 4 year old birthday party? All i need is the space with tables and chairs...TIA.

10 hours ago

Updated 9 hours ago

Safety around 3000 N Central Park Block, Between Barry Ave and Milwaukee

Hi Everyone, I'm considering moving to an apartment around 3000 block of N Central Ave, close to Milwaukee. I've been doing some research and it seems relatively okay but I'm concerned about the crime reports around Barry and Drake...

I have a dog so I would have to be outside at night when I take him out.
Is this an okay area at night?

  • Fuarain CTA rider, walker, animal person

    I walk over there at night often, have never had a problem. There was ONE murder there a year or two ago, but it was a bizarre situation, not just a crime of opportunity against a random person. Other than that it's usually pretty quiet. It's a good location in general - close to the train, Aldi, Walgreens, etc.

  • We like it. Been living at Milwaukee and Central Park for a year. Always quiet, some homeless people and ne'er do wells hanging around the Podhale but they tend to keep to themselves

11 hours ago

Need attorney/help to purchase automotive business license

Hi, I been trying to work my way through the Chicago business licensing process for a motor vehicle related business in the Roscoe Village to Cragin area. I haven't had much luck. It now appears purchasing an existing business license may be the best route forward. I need an experienced attorney to facilitate this process.

13 hours ago

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Jan 25 2013

Updated 14 hours ago

Lost underweight male German Shepherd

My landlord has lost her male German Shepherd. The dog is very underweight and last seen on Wednesday night in the 3600 W Oakdale block. Any leads would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

  • Luci in Rogers Park Dog Lover, living in Rogers Park for 26 years

    Do you think some dog loving soul took him in and is just keeping him as their own?
    I can't imagine Deuce still wandering around the neighborhoods.. I really hope he is in someone's home being showered with lots of love, affection, and attention..

  • Kathleen Boyle Your dog's best friend! (Taking real estate break)

    After all of the stuff posted on here, I wouldn't be surprised if somebody just kept him, rather than return him to a neglectful home. Kelly, you are a very kind person to put in this kind if care and effort for somebody else's dog.

47 hours ago

Updated 15 hours ago

avondale newcomer

Moving into the neighborhood later this month. Any "must go" spots for food west of kedzie?

  • Schweet. Thanks for all the tips. Excited to get eating!

  • KBC

    Delicias Naturales-Mexican ice cream shop at 2867 N Milwauke. I love the mole and the rose petal.

20 hours ago

Feb 26

Updated 25 hours ago

White Castle

Does anyone know what is going on with the White Castle near Addison/Elston/Kedzie?
There is a construciton fence up around the property. I'm guessing it's being remodeled or torn down.

  • Alex Moreno 15 year play basketball 🏀 im im rotc

    Spiro 1983 yo azz a lame don't talk to me u don't make any sense

  • SPIRO 1983 sergeant 19

    Lame do you talk to your welfare mom that way. My 12 yold son would love to kick your but...

4 days ago

Updated 28 hours ago

Iron gate repair needed

Looking for referrals for a company to repair our frint gate. The cold has gottwn the best of it again, so need a solid reco please.

  • Oh, that's great. You work fast if you had him out already :)

  • thanks. it is helpful to see, when you post looking for recs, who you end up using and if you like them too.

Oct 10

Updated 31 hours ago

Looking to Nanny Share

Hi guys!

We're looking at the possibility of a nanny share starting in March 2015, we live in Logan Square--we are looking for Monday through Thursday. We don't have a nanny yet, we want to find the right couple/couples to share then go for it! We're a really easy going couple, I'm from Spain and my wife is from Oklahoma so you won't find a friendlier pair! :D

Let me know if anyone is interested!

  • Hi Guzman! I'm from Castellon--where is he from--and more importantly, what team does he support lol

  • Hola Cristian, Yo soy de Madrid y vivo en West Bucktown con mi marido, que es de Michigan y mi nene de 4 meses. Habéis encontrado ya nanny? Porque quizá estaríamos también interesados. Gracias

2 days ago

Updated 33 hours ago

Knife sharpening

Does anyone know of someone in the neighborhood that does knife sharpening? My knives are embarrassingly dull.

  • Northwest cutlery.
    $3.50 per knife.

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

    Great post and just in time. We are going to give Matador a try. Thanks so much for the info.

Jan 16

Updated 34 hours ago

VIDEO: 31st ward aldermanic candidate forum

Meet the candidates for alderman in the 31st ward: http://ow.ly/HsadM

  • Kapel Local Resident

    It's down to 2 candidates now for the run off. It seems people want change in the 31st Ward. We have less than 6 weeks to decide.

2 days ago

Updated 35 hours ago

2 Bedroom Apartment Available 4/1 in Logan Square

Please email me if interested.

  • Canyon Humboldt Park

    Nice ad

  • it's not only an unwelcome ad, it's not even a god one.

    take it to craigslist where it belongs - and when you do, include some actual details about the apartment... you know, the price, square footage, etc. and some pictures.

    good luck over there.

  • *good .... typing is hard.

2 days ago

Updated 37 hours ago

Lost keys

Hey neighbors! My roommate lost her keys (in the snow? In a puddle? Help!) somewhere between her car parked at Kimball and Milwaukee and the Logan theater. They are Honda keys with at least three other misc. house keys. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

  • Katie McD Logan Square Lady

    I picked up a set of keys on Monday in front of Cafe de Leche next to the Logan Theater. I brought them to the cafe counter and had them hold the set. It was a car key and some other keys but I think the car may have been a Mercury. Worth a shot, though. Good luck!

3 days ago

Updated 37 hours ago

Basement post replacement

Hi, I think there was a posting similar to this recently but I couldn't find it... One of the support posts in our basement is an old wood one and I am questioning some cracks. Would like to have someone come out to take a look and see if it needs to be replaced/provide estimate for new post. Any recommendations appreciated. Thanks!

  • Jamie C In Logan Sq. since 2004

    Hi @chitechie,

    If Margv isn't interested in the post I would be interested.



  • margv Margaret

    Thanks @chitechie, appreciate your offer but this is one project I don't think I am going to tackle on my own

37 hours ago

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3 days ago

Updated 39 hours ago

looking for an Apartment

I have a friend who is looking for an apartment for her and her daughter. She is trying to find a 2 bedroom for $800 I know sounds unrealistic but humor me anyway. Thanks:)

  • Jen Baron JBaron

    I advise you have them look in Old Irving Park. They may get lucky and find a good apartment close to that price. I'd advise they drive the area, specifically in the coordinates of Irving Park north to Montrose, and Pulaski west to Keeler. Keystone ave, Kedvale, and Keeler have a lot of apartment buildings and or older condos that put up for rent signs, as well as Cullom ave and Berteau. Good luck!

44 hours ago

45 hours ago

Nov 04

Updated 2 days ago

Dog Walkers

I'm looking for a dog walker. I have heard good things about Urban Tailz, but am hoping to get a few more recommendations for comparison. Please let me know any thoughts when you can!

2 days ago

josi's is open! now!

Josi's is open... closes today at 9pm still time to rush in for a josi's fix

2 days ago

Feb 03

Updated 2 days ago

The Brown Sack Re-Opening

Anybody know when the Brown Sack plans to re-open? I know it'll be under new ownership and won't be the "original" place, but I really miss having a tasty restaurant within walking distance!

  • Brown Sack isn't reopening. There will be a different bar and food place opening there in a few months.

  • Yes I know it's a going to be a new restaurant, haha, maybe I should have phrased it (more?) specifically than I did

  • Katie Pratt Knox Logan Square new mom

    I've been waiting for it to open! I live right next door and have watched the SLOW progress on the place. Hopefully they'll at least open by spring time.

Feb 03

Updated 2 days ago

Development around Kedzie/Armitage?

Does anyone know what's happening in the building across from Scofflaw (MuveMusic building) on the NW corner of Kedzie and Armitage? My boyfriend received a hint from someone at Scofflaw that "something good" was coming, but no more details were offered. I also wondered if anyone had heard any plans about anything coming into the other vacant buildings on the north side of Armitage in that general area (for example, there are a few vacant storefronts between the cleaners and Walgreens, east of Kedzie)?

Feb 26

Updated 2 days ago

The snowy boulevards sure look beautiful...

So please, don't taint it - pick up your dog sh*t.

  • Seriously, people, no excuses! I almost never catch people not cleaning up, but when I do, there will be some serious shaming. And possibly a "gift" left on their doorstep.

  • Yeah I rarely catch them but I did and had I not had somewhere to be, I would have waited her out longer by staring at her and asking when she'd pick it up. I asked her and she stared at me acting as if she didn't know what I...

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    Yeah I rarely catch them but I did and had I not had somewhere to be, I would have waited her out longer by staring at her and asking when she'd pick it up. I asked her and she stared at me acting as if she didn't know what I was saying. Then looking at her phone. It was the most blatantly disrespectful and unneighborly thing I have witnessed to date. If i knew where she lived it would be on her door step. And even better if i was out with my dog I would have given her a bag. But I wasn't. People are disgusting.

2 days ago

Two guys need a sublet for 2 - 6 months.

I'm trying to help two friends find an apartment to sublet for 2 - 6 months. Prefer 2 bedroom, but may settle for a one bedroom if need be. Looking at $1200 a month max. Does anyone have any ideas? They are open to anywhere on the north and northwest sides.

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Honda Fit Tires Stolen on Belden

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

  • Living in the city it would be something to consider when buying a new car... My dad had a car that was known to be targeted for stealing radios. The third time his radio got stolen he gave up. I second the blinking light thing. It sounds silly but it seems to have stopped break ins on my car (one window and one catalytic converter)

  • Sorry that happened to you! The dealer warned me about this when I bought my Fit. The cars are easy targets because they're so light. I park in a garage, so I haven't bothered with the wheel locks yet, but I will probably get them the next time I bring my car in for maintenance.

2 days ago

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Aug 26

Updated 2 days ago

our logan square nursery, les petits amis nursery is opening another location in avondale!

we are a family owned home nursery in logan square. we are a bilingual montessori and reggio emilia based infant and toddler program. we are expanding into avondale and are looking to enroll 4 children while we are processing our new license. please post your email address so i can let you into our google site for info!

  • I would like to learn more for both of your locations. I am looking for September.

  • EK

    Hi. I would like to contact you about your Logan Square location. Can you please send me an email? ekowalski1@gmail.com

    Thank you!

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago


Whatever it is, it's coming to the Western Blue Line. Obviously they have coffee and snacks of some variety. Other than that, all I can gather is that they have sandwiches. It's a London-based company and so far has very little web presence in the U.S. Their UK website really doesn't have much info, either.

I have so many convenience-food related questions!

  • Fuarain CTA rider, walker, animal person

    Grab-A-Bite is going INSIDE the Western station, in the thing where the little Dunkin Donuts used to be. No idea when it's opening or how/what the food is.

    As for rents - probably very high and wrapped in city red tape. Though when the guy who had the franchise for the Dunkin closed it to try and operate as an independent, he was selling those cellophane-wrapped pastries that were really not very appetizing, so I can understand what he didn't make enough to pay the rent.

  • My dream of a mini Bang Bang in that spot has come to an end. Found a bit more info here on the London company and CTA rental pricing: http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/7/71/148291/london-based-sandwich-shops-coming-to-4-cta-stations

Dec 11

Updated 2 days ago

Brown Sack?

Just wondering if anyone has heard any updates on the Brown Sack location. Wasn't it bought and to be reopened under different management? Is that still happening? Will it be the same name? I've been craving a good sandwich!

  • KJ

    Considering how often The Brown Sack was open in the end, it's almost like nothing changed. :-)

  • Peter W. CAPS Member 1413 Beat

    Okay, it is now March and it doesn't look like much has happened at the old Brown Sack location. Does anyone know what might be expected here? The news reports indicated a new eatery was going open early in 2015.

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

What happened on Wolfram at Central Park

Does anyone know what happened last night on 3600 Wolfram at Central Park last night? Lots of cops, ambulance & fire truck.

  • Anton Irie 4 Years And Still Unsure About LS

    i don't think i know but do you know about what time this happened? i was walking the dog around 8:30-9 and heard what sounded like a swarm of emergency vehicles in the distance .. just wondering if it was that.

  • Yes. That is the time it happened.

2 days ago

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Piano Tuner?

Anybody have a lead on a reasonable piano tuner in or near Avondale/Logan Square?

  • Renshaw Music, not Logan Square but will come here. Reasonable and reliable- we have been using them for over 7 years. 708-488-8901, email: pianotuner1721@gmail.com

  • Gil Jimenez Private Investigator; IL concealed carry trainer

    Whatever you do, do not call Ludvig Opporknockity to tune it! Here's why ...

    Admittedly, Mr. Opporknockity is a good piano tuner. One day he was called to tune the piano of a notoriously fussy client.

    “Please, Mr. Opporknockity, come and tune my piano,” the client pleaded. “You’re the only...

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    Whatever you do, do not call Ludvig Opporknockity to tune it! Here's why ...

    Admittedly, Mr. Opporknockity is a good piano tuner. One day he was called to tune the piano of a notoriously fussy client.

    “Please, Mr. Opporknockity, come and tune my piano,” the client pleaded. “You’re the only tuner in all Chicago who can tune it right.”

    Mr. Opporknockity had heard how difficult this client was to please, but he agreed to try.

    Well, he tuned her piano ever so carefully, and satisfied that it was prefect, went home. But the next day, just as he feared, the woman called. “I’m sorry,” she said, “but my piano simply isn’t tuned well yet. You’ll have to come back and try again.”

    Mr. Opporknockity sighed and said “I’m sorry too, ma’am, but I cannot return.”

    “Why not?” the woman huffed.

    “Because, don't you know? Opporknockity only tunes once!”

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Daycare recommendations please!

Hey! I'm currently looking for daycare for my 2 month old little boy. We are hoping for end of the month but I know that's cutting it close. Can anyone recommend anything in Logan Square or more south? My husband and I work in River North so anything on the way or even close by north of Ls would be great. Open to in-home or facility. Thanks in advance!!!

  • Before my friend moved to Edison Park she took her kids to Willow Tree (around Western/Augusta). I heard nothing but good things about it.

  • Our son is almost two and at Le Petit Amis Avondale. They have another location in logan square. Great space, activities, and loving attentive caregivers. Montessori based too!

Feb 12

Updated 3 days ago

What do YOU pay for Comcast???

I've had it with Comcast, just like so many others... In less than a year, my internet fee went from $77 (which I thought was absurdly high!), to $83, to $95 this month!!! My co-worker told me yesterday she pays $30, and every time that "promotional" rate expires, she complains and they give it back to her... So, I'm thinking that's some pretty significant range! So, what do YOU pay??? I'm wonder just how wide this range is...

  • I am the furthest thing from being an electronic geek but I do try to keep up with the times since I have an 8 year old son. He keeps me enlightened with the latest technology. As long as I can view my shows I am ecstatic!!!!! Keep sporting on~!!!!

  • I pay $130, $95 sounds real nice.


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