31 hours ago

Updated 26 min ago

Don't feed the troll: Tip/Poem #1 - Mute that troll!

Today you are happy
Don't let that go
Take it easy
Just mute that troll

You're being productive
Your eyes on the goal
Avoid starting a beef
It's simple: mute that troll

We know you are right
And that it is hard to control
But let it go this time
Come on, mute that troll

  • Rather than mute, I'd say take over their threads with something totally unrelated, and just ignore them with your eyes and brain rather than with the mute button.

  • Mountain Dew hey boy

    one might call it "hypocritical" when you tell people to mute annoying people, and then make it impossible for people to mute you (being everyblock staff). something to think about.

3 days ago

Updated 27 min ago

Greenchoice Bank closed by govt

Well, ouch. Hope the larger Green Exchange and those businesses aren't impacted, but that seems likely.

http://www.fdic.gov/bank/individual/failed/greenchoice.html

  • PR

    After Jesus threw the money changers out of the temple, they went across the street and opened a bank.

  • well things are not Green @ Green Choice Bank for sure. Stock is non transferable but is trading on eBay as a collectors item. Steve Sherman is handling request for additional stock certificates if you are looking to recycle them as wallpaper. Unfortunately this Bank DOA when it changed hands. The Texas ratio was in excess of 350 and there was never sufficient capital to support the overhead or distressed assets. Community Banking is a sound industry sector this is not a good example of that.

36 min ago

Want more trees in Logan Square?

Logan Square Preservation, a community-based, volunteer run non-profit working for over 30 years to protect Logan Square's historic boulevards, is raising money to plant trees and undertake the neighborhood's first tree inventory and maintenance plan. We applied for two grants that will provide $15,000 in funding and resources to plant 20 trees this fall along Humboldt Boulevard and to develop a tree maintenance plan. However, we will not receive those grant funds without the needed $10,000 in matching funds. Please help us reach our goal of $10,000.
Visit our fundraising site to learn more and donate today! Any amount helps!

http://www.gofundme.com/Logan-Square-Trees

3 days ago

Updated 50 min ago

Police Activity on Western, just north of Logan - by movie theater

Does anyone know why police blocked Western Ave. just north of Logan Blvd. Saturday night? They had it cordoned off with police tape and multiple vehicles were on site. Was there an incident at the movie theater?

Jul 19

Updated 1 hour ago

Hot Doug's

What will the people who wait 2 hours on a Saturday morning outside a hot dog stand do with their lives when it closes?

Seriously people... I don't want to be rude but... really?

24 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Milwaukee/Kimball Plaza Progress

Looks like the city has picked up the pace on finishing this plaza. Looks nice.

  • I wonder if they are going improve the facade of Crown or kick them out, or plant trees or something. Just seems strange to have a nice new little park-plaza with CROWN CUT-RATE LIQUORS looming over it in bright yellow. Not that I necessarily want Crown gone. I say this is someone who recognizes the importance on conveniently available liquor ;) Though Crown does have a pretty sh**ty and kinda random selection.

  • Carter O'Brien old enough to remember the Super Transfer

    The Crown guys have been taking a beating by this extended construction. Originally they were talking about getting licenses/facilities to have food and drinks served at outside seating, no idea where that stands right now.

27 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Dead body found in alley near laundromat on Armitage East of Sacramento?

Body of a male found dead with bag over head in alley?

  • We really shouldn't discourage our neighbors posting what they feel is important. That's what this site is about. Thank you Lola for posting!

  • Please excuse if this is duplicate information:
    If I'm correct, the body found was a transient that used to help do odd jobs at some of the storefronts and businesses on Armitage. Either natural or accidental death. More than likely whoever found him and called the authorities didn't stick around. The body was identified by the bar manager at Music Lounge. They are holding a fundraiser Friday night to give him a proper funeral as no family has been located.

26 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Sweet Cat at Logan Pets looking for a home

I just took my dog to Logan Pet (located across from the Logan Theatre on Milwaukee) and noticed a very sweet calico cat up for adoption there. She is extremely friendly and seems like she would make an incrediable companion (although apparently she doesn't get on well with other cats). If you are looking for a pet cat you may want to check her out. I didn't previously know that Logan Pets sponsors animals for adoption.

  • Diddilysquat 5 year LS resident, Personal Trainer, Model

    Agreed! I pet it every time I visit and she is so sweet! If I didn't have 2 of my own I'd scoop her up in a second

  • The cats at Logan Pets are placed by Precious Pets Almost Home, as are the ones at PetSmart. They're a great organization deserving of your support and their annual benefit is coming up August 16th. http://www.preciouspetsalmosthome.org/

  • Becky, thank you for your shout-out. Brad, thank you for the kind words and fundraiser promo. I hope we can meet you on the 16th. I am a long-time volunteer with Precious Pets Almost Home. I also fostered Claire before Logan Pets so graciously took her in, allowing for more exposure and hopefully a forever home very soon. Please continue to promote her by sharing her link on Petfinder:

    https://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/28748301

3 hours ago

jules pet shop commercial shoot?

Not sure what was going on exactly, looked like they might have been shooting a commercial, maybe just an on-location shot for a tv show?

5 days ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Gang Activity, Violence and Drug Dealing 2800-2900 Block of Hamlin Avenue

It seems like gang bangers and drug dealers have moved into a house or apartment in this area over the last three months. A very large group just hangs out, usually after 6pm until like midnight in front of a fire hydrant, just hanging out on their porch selling drugs and getting really, really drunk and loud. They also are down by Hamlin and George and walk back and forth to seemingly avoid the police. Does anyone know about this...

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It seems like gang bangers and drug dealers have moved into a house or apartment in this area over the last three months. A very large group just hangs out, usually after 6pm until like midnight in front of a fire hydrant, just hanging out on their porch selling drugs and getting really, really drunk and loud. They also are down by Hamlin and George and walk back and forth to seemingly avoid the police. Does anyone know about this and whether the police are doing something about it? It is really bad. Heard three gunshots last night and my kids are scared to go outside with them there. I have called the police but they usually don't respond and it just seems to be getting worse. Suggestions?

  • Were you able to get ahold of the alderman or police commander? I live down the street, I have not witnessed any of this but am not surprised. I've seen the tennis shoes hanging from the wires at George. Let me know if you need any help.

  • I live right there on Hamlin at George. Heard more gunshots last night and cops did arrive a few min later. I'm really scared. I don't know what to do? I'm afraid to go outside at night

7 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

  • LD

    As unsurprising as it is un-funny, glad it's cracking you up so much.

  • I would love to have a Trader Joe's in our neigh hood I have to go to Addison and Lincoln Ave or the one on Diversey Ave and Clark area.

42 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Anyone see an accident yesterday on California?

My bike was locked to a city rack at Francis Pl. & California yesterday afternoon, and was totally destroyed sometime in the early afternoon while I worked. When discovered, I asked around & was told there was a car that hit like 5 cars between Armitage & Dickens.

I know its a long shot, but if someone saw it, I might have a shot at getting some compensation...

  • Where was your bike parked? I live nearby, but Francis and California do not intersect. I might know some people who would have been nearby.

  • Oh disregard my last post, I just realized that Francis picks up again and does hit California. I live closer to where Francis hits Milwaukee. In that case, business owners might be a good bet or posters.

3 days ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Alderman Rey Colon arrested, accused of DUI

Apparently, our local Alderman was arrested and accused of DUI recently...

http://politics.suntimes.com/article/chicago/ald-rey-colon-arrested-eisenhower-expressway-accused-dui/mon-07282014-1140am

I suppose we shouldn't be surprised if and when he gets away with it because of Chicago politics, but statements like this don't make me feel so warm and fuzzy:

“Did I make a mistake? We will see. Right now, I’m not at liberty to talk about the case at all. My legal counsel has advised me to really let folks know I have sought legal counsel and to allow the legal process to unfold at this time. I was on the Eisenhower, but I can’t really speak to it at this time.”

11 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

car flips no driver

Around 2:15am Kimball and Wrightwood

  • Joe

    Good question Jena. Maybe someone can submit the photo and question to DNA info Logan Square and their reporter can do some research.

  • Someone wants to go to Hollywood and is practicing their stunt driving on other people's cars, maybe?

26 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

  • Michael, these are the things that the GGNA is saying to the alderman with a straight face, and he doesn't want to upset the old guard, so, like I said, good or bad, this project is NEVER going to happen. They want it just like was when they moved in...

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    Michael, these are the things that the GGNA is saying to the alderman with a straight face, and he doesn't want to upset the old guard, so, like I said, good or bad, this project is NEVER going to happen. They want it just like was when they moved in 30 years ago. Or...perhaps better said...like it was 100 years ago when many of the historic homes were built. Come to the meetings. It's going to be entertaining! I hope Mr. Buono knows what he's in for with them, and is prepared to drop his plans to 4 stories.

  • who will fight to preserve the views of the historic KFC?

7 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Don't feed the troll: Tip/Poem #2 - Ignore the troll

Roses are fine
Violets are dull
Not much for rhyme
But, ignore the troll

That post was very trashy
And the comments? Raw!
But be cool, don't get angry
It is classier to ignore the troll

They just cry for attention
Our anger for them is all
Let's bypass their boycott operation
By simply ignoring the troll

  • Shouldn't you be ignoring it too, then, and not posting a poem a day about it?

  • Ruben provides light daily reminders for us all. He's a good egg.

27 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Still looking for a decent and decently priced one bedroom

I am still looking for a decent one bedroom for ~$1000. Dog Friendly and nice kitchen please. I have worked in the area for 4.5 years and am a reliable tennant who wants to be closer to my work in Bucktown. Please let me know of any potentials.

  • JB in RV Chicago Homeowner

    Not Logan, more Roscoe Village. Corner of School and Claremont there are for rent signs on a larger vintage building. Nice quiet street. Bus stop about 50 feet away.

  • Thanks everyone. I am checking out all leads. You are a tremendous help.

    Andiemae, thanks for the followup.
    JB, will check your tip, too.
    NMD, looking to hearing more from you.

    I was about to give up hunting but Everyblock has helped me connect with new neighbors. Thanks.

6 hours ago

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26 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Lost Tabby Kitten Seen Near YMCA

Hey everyone, my friend saw this kitten last night around 8 PM outside the McCormick Tribune YMCA on Lawndale and Cortland. Not the greatest picture, but very friendly brown/gray tabby with white paws and a green collar. Looked to be less than a year old. She said it was super friendly and then climbed up a tree. Just FYI if you've lost a kitten in the area!

  • There are three kittens the live at a home on Lawndale across from the YMCA. I see them almost daily when walking my dog. They are very friendly and playful! I don't think she was lost, probably just exploring and saying Hi! :)

  • Oh great! Well hopefully that is the case. Thanks for letting me know

2 days ago

Updated 7 hours ago

Found Dog

My roommate found a puggle, around 2 years old, around lawndale and fullerton. It looks very skinny, without a collar but it seems to know a few tricks. If anyone knows anything about this dog or has seen it, please let me know. We are putting signs up and have posted on the IL Lost Dogs page too but so far no luck.

griggs.annie@gmail.com

  • We also have a puggle. If no one steps forward, we can take him in!

  • Any updates on this pup - able to reunite him/her with the owner?

6 days ago

Updated 7 hours ago

Morning Workout Group

I live in Avondale. I have personal trainers at my house 5 days/week at 5 am. We train outside in summer & in my basement in winter. We use resistance bands, exercise balls, jump ropes, tension cords, weights, jogging, stairs, push-ups, sit-ups, burpees, planks, etc. We are looking for more participants in our workouts. I am more motivated when I am working out in a group than by myself! Cheaper than joining a gym. Message me if you would like to join us!

  • Deb R 60641 resident 40 + yrs.

    Click on OP's name and a new screen will pop up. On the right side of that screen it will say email, click on it and send her a private e-mail.

  • Angie Duke Neighborhood veterinarian past 12 years

    We meet at 3300 N. Springfield Tuesday through Friday mornings at 5 am. Anyone can show up and join us for a free workout, talk to the trainer and decide if you want to commit. This is the house on the northwest corner of Springfield Avenue and School Street. We work out in the front and side yard areas and running on the surrounding blocks. The more the merrier! We're going to call ourselves Avondale Morning Bootcamp.

32 hours ago

Updated 7 hours ago

New Business?

Does anyone know what is opening up next door to Emporium Arcade Bar in Logan Square?

  • I know there is a juice bar going in somewhere over there. Not sure if that is the spot.

  • The juice bar is a smaller building nearby on that side of the street. The juice bar has a coming soon sign up. Anyone know about the building with the funky white front they just rehabbed? Looked like something fancy might be going in there. The chicken place has had a zoning sign on the door for something called Q-tine, possibly some kind of poutine restaurant.

8 hours ago

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15 hours ago

Updated 15 hours ago

Family of 4, looking for housing under $900.

I know it is uncommon for this price range, but currently we are looking for a home closer to the High school (Schurz). We are a family of 4, plus a pet bunny. budget it 900 or less/month. It also doesn't have to be immediately near to Schurz, but within a 20 or so minute walking distance would be nice.

  • Should mention heating and electricity in our current home are included in the current $800 bill. 2 rooms would be fine. Near train or bus stops would be preferable.

3 days ago

Updated 15 hours ago

Mold in basement, blahhhh

Just discovered mold on our drywall in the basement. Anyone know who I would call to figure out where it's coming from and to clean up? Thanks!

  • I highly recommend Domicile Consulting to determine what is causing the issue and providing a clear action plan to resolve it. We had a similar problem with our new condo and based on their expertise, insights and direction we fixed the issue and haven't had a problem since. Can't recommend them enough.

  • Nathan Dougal 13 year Humboldt Park resident

    Use an anti microbial hospital grade cleaner available at industrial supply houses by the case and fungicidal paint from Grainger on replaced drywall- use greenboard- and save yourself some money and just have a handyman do it- that is all the mold guys do... Also, increase airflow in remediated walls with air vents ( metal inserts installed in drywall from any home repair supply).

Jul 07

Updated 16 hours ago

Trader Joe's coming to Logan

I heard over the weekend that Trader Joe's will be coming to Logan Square!!! At the old mega mall site. Yay!

43 hours ago

Updated 16 hours ago

Movie Crew by Schurz

Anybody know what's being filmed
on Milwaukee/Addison? Lots of trailers, set up people, etc

  • It's Chicago PD, filming at the mini mart on Milwaukee and Kildare

  • They were filming scenes for Netflix's new series Sense 8. They had signs all up and down Addison, by Milwaukee, reserving space for their trailers. My husband, who was a fan of Lost, walked by Naveen Andrews on his way home but was too shy to stop and ask him for an autograph.

  • Irving Bark Deb Step!

    What scene were they filming? How to get stuck in traffic because a-hole punk kids can't use a crosswalk after school? Nice...

2 days ago

Updated 17 hours ago

Lost Puppy

Our husky puppy got out yesterday by Monticello and Altgeld and we are desperately trying to find her. Shes about 5 months old and has one black and one blue eye. Anyone with any information please give us a call. We are heart broken and she must be so scared. (773) 9343223

18 hours ago

Found cat

Friends of mine found this cat at Diversey and Whipple. If you know who this guy belongs to, let me know!

21 hours ago

Ongoing Call for Artists

AnySquared Projects regularly seeks artists and proposals for future for exhibitions of featured artists, curated and/ or group exhibitions throughout the year at various venues. One of our neighborhood projects is Art@Cole's, so far we've organized 25 exhibits at Cole's Bar since 2010.

Send projects@anysquared.com your name, website, and 3-5pieces of your current work to be considered for future shows.

AnySquared is an artist collaborative and network headquartered in Logan Square's AnyWhere Space at Milwaukee/Belden. Propelled by a deep sense of cooperation with our neighbors, AnySquared's all-volunteer members produce art events, exhibits, projects and ongoing activities in our community with mutual support and participation of area artists and local businesses.

23 hours ago

Milwaukee California Produce Open!

In the former laundromat across from Congress Theater. Bigger space, new products!

2 days ago

Updated 24 hours ago

LSG

Dear EB community,
I'm 99% certain this post will be deleted within minutes but I just wanted to attempt a rally of sorts. Can we all agree to either mute or ignore any and all posts/comments from LoganSquareGal. We all know he/she is a troll of the highest echelon .. his/her most recent comment is berating someone asking about police presence near Logan Blvd/Western (http://chicago.everyblock.com/crime-posts/jul28-police-activity-western-just-north-logan-movie-theater-6281508/#comment-444716). Previous comments have called all men over the age of 25 pedophiles/predators (http://chicago.everyblock.com/talk/jul21-increased-loitering-armitage-california-6268545/#comment-444688) as well...

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Dear EB community,
I'm 99% certain this post will be deleted within minutes but I just wanted to attempt a rally of sorts. Can we all agree to either mute or ignore any and all posts/comments from LoganSquareGal. We all know he/she is a troll of the highest echelon .. his/her most recent comment is berating someone asking about police presence near Logan Blvd/Western (http://chicago.everyblock.com/crime-posts/jul28-police-activity-western-just-north-logan-movie-theater-6281508/#comment-444716). Previous comments have called all men over the age of 25 pedophiles/predators (http://chicago.everyblock.com/talk/jul21-increased-loitering-armitage-california-6268545/#comment-444688) as well as attempting to instigate on a post about neighborhood concern over increased loitering near Cali/Armitage .. Actually just have a look at all the comments here (http://chicago.everyblock.com/users/177667/comments/). I know it's easy to get sucked into online tit-for-tat arguing (believe me, the self restraint has been difficult) but let's all rise above ... Let's none of us feed the trolls. (as hard as that can be)
Sincerely,
an EB User who actually sees the value in this online community

  • Just move on

  • Interestingly enough that crazy post was the first time I've really ever seen everyone on EB in complete agreement! Except for LSG of course.

2 days ago

Updated 26 hours ago

Mozart Elementary School

Hi. I am wondering what are other parents' thoughts and feelings about this school are.
If you have good or bad experiences you would like to share, I would appreciate it. I have a five year old and a three year old and this school is my neighborhood elementary school and I would like to find out what the learning environment is like there. It would help me decide if I should look for alternatives such as private, charter or home schooling. Thanks!

  • Every Kate new mom, park walker

    I would highly recommend touring any school you are considering. That can give you a very strong impression about how the school operates.

    We are sending our son to Brentano in the fall (I think they have a few spots left in preK). Its a small school with a strong positive culture and rigorous academics. Its also in Logan Square, which I love. I really want my kids to go to school with our friends and neighbors. Yay for neighborhood schools! You can call for a tour here -- 773.534.4508

  • robin in WRP Tired, very tired

    I have a friend who pulled her third grader out of the gifted program at Pritzker, and now sends her to Brentano. The child is so much happier!

2 days ago

Updated 27 hours ago

Anyone have info about Paradise Garden?

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

  • I know what you mean, they could use some help but it's "private".
    If you would like to do some gardening, we could use your help at Unity Park!

  • Hi Everyone! I actually live right across the street. When I moved into my building, my neighbor informed me that it is actually owned by the couple that own the building in front of it on Palmer and Drake. It has tax exempt status because it is actually a small church. They mass on Sunday mornings.

31 hours ago

Updated 27 hours ago

Bucktown, Logan Square, Humboldt Park and Wicker Park Condo Meetings

Does anyone know where HOA seminars, educational classes or any other community events are held to help HOAs with any concerns or questions?

  • Northside CDC does condo workshops that includes topics around working with HOAs. I don't think Neighborhood Housing Services or Spanish Coalition for housing (more local) does condo workshops, but it would be worth reaching out.

  • Jbowman Neighborhood Guy

    Hi Ariana,

    Check out the following organizations that offer classes/seminars year round.

    1. CAI-IL (Community Association Institute, Illinois Chapter) http://www.cai-illinois.org/
    2. ACTHA (Association of Condominium, Townhouse, and Homeowners Associations) http://www.actha.org/

    J

2 days ago

Updated 29 hours ago

Effectiveness of city's lawn builder

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

Thanks!

30 hours ago

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Jul 21

Updated 31 hours ago

Increased loitering at Armitage/California

Does anyone know the story behind the group that's been hanging out with increasing frequency at California and Armitage? In front of the bank, and sometimes behind it. Young adults. They're not waiting for the bus...and have been hanging out a lot more often.

  • This is a perfect thread that people are concerned as to what's going on in there neighborhood. That's a good think as that is what EB. Is good for. There is a nescitty for these kind of programs. It's just a shame that so many people have the not in my backyard attitude. This place is meant to help young individuals become better people and will in turn make. For a better neighborhood .

  • Dhe

    Warning!!! Long and biased.

    To all my fine neighbors. I make no excuses for my position. As I stated, I am a home owner of 30 years. I have seen my neighborhood rise from what was once "Hooker Alley." We had prostitues 24/7 on Armitage and California. I was here...

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    Warning!!! Long and biased.

    To all my fine neighbors. I make no excuses for my position. As I stated, I am a home owner of 30 years. I have seen my neighborhood rise from what was once "Hooker Alley." We had prostitues 24/7 on Armitage and California. I was here when Tastee Freeze was a bonified dump. When the strip mall on corner of A&C was a used car dealership with an owner who harbored and supported drug use and prostitution.

    I have fought many, MANY, battles to better my neighborhood. Where Katakanas Restaurant now stands, was once a delapidated building housing a tire shop that conducted business on Mozart with no regard to the neighbors. Should I mention all the shootings and murders that took place in the area? When Mozart & Cortland had gang members boldly hanging on the corner and reeking havoc on the innocents.

    We, dear wife and I of 29 years, were burglarized twice, car broken into three times (Several years ago) our window broken from a stray bullet.

    I and SEVERAL neighbors met with Alderman Moreno to express our concerns over what could potentially happen. We were assured that, what we are now experiencing, would not happen.

    We (neighbors who met with Moreno) are very upset that the issues we voiced are now our reality!

    The facility only houses a small number of beds on a first come first served basis. So what are the rest who didn't get in to do the rest of the night.

    I am pro helping young men and women. My line of work involves this service. These "loiterers" are not from our neighborhood, they are bused in, yet we are left to deal with the after math that neither the Alderman nor the Director of LCN are dealing with.

    What to do??? What to do??

40 hours ago

Updated 31 hours ago

Gunshots near Wrightwood/Drake?

Around 9:30 this evening I heard a series of ~12 pops near Wrightwood and Drake. They occured within a 30 second time span, and they sounded too loud to be from a handgun, yet too infrequent to be fireworks.

Did anyone else hear the same?

  • Joe

    I heard it. It has been awhile since my military days but I did not react to it as trained, my initial thought was banging metal but I could be wrong.

  • Becca500 Reverse Commuter and Bike Rider

    I was sitting on a friend's porch literally at the corner of Wrightwood and Drake at the time you reference.

    It was 100% fireworks, pretty colors and all!

32 hours ago

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