12 hours ago

Updated 2 min ago

Opthalmologist Recommendations

New Chicago resident looking for Opthalmologist recommendations. Who do you love? 👓Thanks in advance.

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    Do you need an opthamologist, or will an optometrist do?

  • Senseis Taking the road less traveled

    If you are looking for an ophthalmologist, we have used Dr. Scarpula for many years. She is great.

2 min ago

Chicago Recycling now accepts Shelf-Stable and Refrigerated cartons

According to the website recyclecartons.com, I believe Chicago is now accepting shelf-stable and refrigerated cartons in the blue bins (i.e. broth cartons, juice cartons). Here is the link:
http://www.recyclecartons.com/center-info/?center=677&city=&county=COOK

Jan 15

Updated 21 min ago

missing dog

my dog got scared and left my friends yard in the 2500 block of north Lawndale. He is 9 lbs, brown (looks like an ewok), super friendly, answers to George and missed by his family terribly. please reposnd to the post if you see him.

3 hours ago

Updated 33 min ago

Gas or Sewer smell?

There has been construction going on around Kimball and Palmer for the past week and a half. Today we noticed a strong sent of what could be gas in our apartment. The upstairs neighbors have the smell as well. It seems to be coming from the drain in the basement. Our landlord received a message from Peoples stating that other people around the area have had similar complaints and that the smell is not gas but a combination of paint thinner and ammonia in the sewers. The fire department also came out and checked out the situation and said the same thing. Has anyone else had any issues with this smell?

  • This happened in my house last summer a couple of times when the city was working on the sewers. I put a high velocity fan in the window to get rid of the smell, but that's not practical in the winter. Call the city and find out if they're doing sewer work nearby. Or maybe one of your neighbors poured something into their basement drain. In the meantime, pour some water or vegetable oil into the drain, it may block the vapors.

  • No smell issues but they did rip our water main out of the ground Monday, ripped our gas main out of the ground Tuesday then turned off our water today with out any warnings, phone calls or even a knock on the door. These guys also keep blocking our alley with construction comes and reflective horses so we can never easily get in our garage, very unprofessional. I don't know who to call to complain.

  • I guess maybe the alderman. 311 had no clue about anything. I even asked if they knew about the street work and they were very unhelpful. They just told me that if we weren't feeling dizzy or nauseous we should be fine.

26 hours ago

Updated 39 min ago

TWIN TOWERS property owner still John Burns / MaxMil LLC

Zoning Change / Planned Development Ordinance Application 2014-18166 filed with City discloses @ page 11 that 2293 North Milwaukee LLC (Robert Buono + partners) is not property owner, but "developer". MaxMil LLC (John Burns + partner Newgard Development) is owner entity? Burns controlled original GGNA Zoning Committee created with former 1st Ward Alderman Manny Flores before community took it back from real estate interests. Alderman Moreno- please clarify:

MaxMil, LLC
155 North Wacker Drive
Suite 1690
Chicago, IL 60606
512.223.0000...

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Zoning Change / Planned Development Ordinance Application 2014-18166 filed with City discloses @ page 11 that 2293 North Milwaukee LLC (Robert Buono + partners) is not property owner, but "developer". MaxMil LLC (John Burns + partner Newgard Development) is owner entity? Burns controlled original GGNA Zoning Committee created with former 1st Ward Alderman Manny Flores before community took it back from real estate interests. Alderman Moreno- please clarify:

MaxMil, LLC
155 North Wacker Drive
Suite 1690
Chicago, IL 60606
512.223.0000

May 28, 2014
Patricia Scudiero
Zoning Administrator
City of Chicago
City Hall - Room 905
121 N. LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL 60602

Re: 2255-93 N. Milwaukee Ave. / 2208-26 N. Washtenaw Ave. / 2715-35 W. Belden St.

Dear Zoning Administrator Scudiero:

MaxMil, LLC, an Illinois limited liability company, is the owner ("Owner") of the above referenced property (the "Property"). Owner has authorized 2293 North Milwaukee LLC, an Illinois limited liability company ("Applicant") to file a Planned Development Application for development of the Property and to take any necessary actions in connections with said application.

Sincerely,
John R. Burns
Member
CC: Rolando Acosta
John Stocker

  • Barbs hey you kids, get off my lawn!

    I believe this was alluded to at the first and only community meeting regarding this project, that Buono only had some kind of "purchase contract" or something... I can't remember the exact term for it, but basically, "current owner" doesn't get paid for the property until the developer has gotten the project off the ground, then it transfers hands at some point. Please some real estate/contract law person help me out here.

9 hours ago

Updated 45 min ago

THE PAC ATTACK

I have heard aldermanic candidates bashed in this forum for accepting PAC monies. Here's the truth, candidates scrape together money to run their campaign, especially when they are not an incumbent. Many times, PACs will go to the website, click the link and donate. Boom-a Pac has supported a candidate. Is this wag the dog behavior? Does this mean that that candidate is tethered to the PAC and will do their bidding if elected? Of course not! Anyone can donate...

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I have heard aldermanic candidates bashed in this forum for accepting PAC monies. Here's the truth, candidates scrape together money to run their campaign, especially when they are not an incumbent. Many times, PACs will go to the website, click the link and donate. Boom-a Pac has supported a candidate. Is this wag the dog behavior? Does this mean that that candidate is tethered to the PAC and will do their bidding if elected? Of course not! Anyone can donate to a fund. Let's look at the alternative-a new candidate has received a PAC contribution. This PAC is controversial. Should they spend time, energy and resources processing refunds of much needing funding to run the campaign?,... or just hope that common sense will prevail when people are perusing through the campaign contributors. UMMMM-common sense maybe? And seriously if this is the only negative thing you hear about a candidate it's probably because there is nothing else bad to say about them.

When a liquor establishment contributes to a fund does it mean the candidates an alcoholic? This is tantamount to assuming that a candidate who takes money from Walgreens is seeking prescription drugs illegally. Crazy right?!

I encourage you skeptics to go to the state board of elections candidate contributions. Look at who is accepting money from whom, and then imagine you are a conspiracy theorist and want to write bad things about the candidate based on contributors. Voila! You have lots of ammo. You could fabricate stories like crazy because, chances are, there are contributors that are not perfect,... or that have enemies, ...or that do not conform to certain ideals Don't let these forums and this bashing dictate your vote. Educate yourself and make your own decisions!! ...and if you read this-thanks for the few minutes of your time have a great day!

  • Joe Kopera Logan Square resident since 1961 (54 years in Jan)

    What's interesting is "who is logan mama"? He/she joined Everyblock community on Jan 17th 2015, no name, just 3 posts, all about EDJ and then just wonder why he/she has to present their arguments as just another anonymous post.

  • p://www.chicagoelections.com/dm/general/document_595.pdf

    1 The 2015 municipal elections in Chicago will be the next election following the 2012 redistricting of Wards in the City of Chicago. For example, if a candidate, for at least one year preceding the February 24, 2015 Municipal General Election, resides in what was Ward 1 prior to...

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    p://www.chicagoelections.com/dm/general/document_595.pdf

    1 The 2015 municipal elections in Chicago will be the next election following the 2012 redistricting of Wards in the City of Chicago. For example, if a candidate, for at least one year preceding the February 24, 2015 Municipal General Election, resides in what was Ward 1 prior to redistricting, such candidate may run for Alderman in 2015 in any new ward after redistricting that contains a part of the old Ward 1 prior to redistricting, even if the candidate’s residence address is not in the new ward. If elected, that person may be re-elected from the new ward he or she represents if he or she resides in the new ward for at least one year next preceding the re-election, meaning that for the February 26, 2019 Municipal General Election, such person must establish residency in the new ward not later than February 26, 2018

4 hours ago

32 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Looking for a cat sitter

Need a cat sitter to come a few times this weekend. I know there's Rover and Dog Vacay but I am too lazy to look through all of that! Would like someone experienced as she has a special diet and an Elizabethan collar on right now for her allergies ( so would have to have some experience putting that on a cat ) Otherwise she'll just purr and meow and ask for pets. Let me know how often you can come and your rates. We frequently go out of town so this could definitely be a long term thing! Our intersection is North and Albany. Thanks!

  • PetParent Founder of Pets Are Like Family

    I'm frequently available for cat sitting. I have 5 cats myself and a few have special needs. I also run a nonprofit called Pets Are Like Family. We help people with limited resources care for their pets so they don't lose them. I also worked at the Anti-Cruelty Society for...

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    I'm frequently available for cat sitting. I have 5 cats myself and a few have special needs. I also run a nonprofit called Pets Are Like Family. We help people with limited resources care for their pets so they don't lose them. I also worked at the Anti-Cruelty Society for 2 years and at a veterinary hospital for 5 years. I am currently between jobs, so my schedule is very flexible. I charge $15 per visit and $20 if medication is needed. Feel free to contact me if interested. I will happily provide references.

  • Fictionista Storyteller

    Paws Claws and More is very reliable and their prices are less than we paid downstate.

5 days ago

Updated 8 hours ago

New Veterinary Clinic in Logan Square!

Boulevard Veterinary on Armitage and California recently opened their doors and are accepting new patients!
All new clients receive $25 off their first visit!

2740 W. Armitage Ave.
773-360-1731
www.blvd.vet
Facebook: Boulevard Veterinary
Instagram: @blvd.vet

  • Lauren 5 year Humboldt Park resident

    Just to update you all, we've changed our Thursday hours to 11am-8pm for those of you that require later appointments!

  • I checked out the facilities over the weekend with my cat Dino (who gave everything a good sniff and a rub)...everything seems nice and state of the art and the vet who is running it (who worked in pet ER before) was very friendly. The price point seems the same as most, but it is so close to my house it will be my go-to for sure.

31 hours ago

Updated 8 hours ago

Elise Doody Jones

My son played hockey with her son and I have gotten to know her through community events. For those who don't know her a good video about who she is.. I recommend getting her know her personally-she'll be knocking on doors meeting neighbors between now and election time.... and get out and vote!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_KkEaowgWA

11 hours ago

Community Alert

Community Alert
Wanted for Robbery - 25th District (Grand and Central)

See posting below

31 hours ago

Updated 11 hours ago

Interested in nanny share for 9 month old

Anyone have any advice or leads?

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    This is a great place to start: http://www.npnparents.org/

  • aya

    The Logan Square Parents Unite group on Facebook may also be a good resource. You'll have to message of of the group admins to gain access:
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/160953597431719/

    My family is currently in a nanny share, and found our share family on Craigslist (of all places!), because at the time I was looking, npnparents.org was mostly populated with families looking for nanny shares east of the expressway.

    Anyway, I hope you're able to find a family with similar requirements!

  • A MWL

    Yes! We are looking for a nanny share for our almost 2 year old. We have a nanny already who we love with 10+ years of experience. Please let me know if you are interested. I am also on the facebook page that Aya listed asking for nanny share :)

36 hours ago

Updated 12 hours ago

Recommendations for Sturctural Beam Repair/Replacement

I've got a bad main structural beam in my basement. It needs to be replaced. Has anyone had this done? Can you recommend a company? I'd also appreciate a ballpark of how much it cost if you don't mind sharing. I know it isn't going to be cheap. Thanks.

13 hours ago

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15 hours ago

Seeking CPS school applicants for The One Fund Grant

I encourage teachers at any of our neighborhood CPS schools (with 80% poverty or higher) to consider applying for your PreK-3 students to receive The One Fund grant!

http://www.emeraldcitytheatre.com/supportus_onefund.php

Student recipients at the winning schools each receive a free Emerald City theatre performance (either at your school or as a field trip to the theatre) and a free book (valued at $3,000 - $5,000 for each school).

Last year, McAuliffe was one of the winning schools!

Let's keep Logan Square...

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I encourage teachers at any of our neighborhood CPS schools (with 80% poverty or higher) to consider applying for your PreK-3 students to receive The One Fund grant!

http://www.emeraldcitytheatre.com/supportus_onefund.php

Student recipients at the winning schools each receive a free Emerald City theatre performance (either at your school or as a field trip to the theatre) and a free book (valued at $3,000 - $5,000 for each school).

Last year, McAuliffe was one of the winning schools!

Let's keep Logan Square and Avondale represented again this year!

Eligibility:

Must be a school within the Chicago Public School system.

Only for Grades Pre-K thru 3rd grade.

School must be listed on CPS website, School Profile page, as having 80% or higher low-income student population.

APPLICATION DEADLINE – 5PM on February 23, 2015

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They accept multiple applications per school, so parents of children at all of our qualifying schools should help point your PreK-3 teachers toward this opportunity!

Let's help bring additional literacy and arts opportunities to our most deserving neighborhood children!

20 hours ago

Jun 20

Updated 25 hours ago

Are you happy with recycling in Chicago?

...Are you confused about what you can and can't recycle? Do you find Chicago's recycling and yard waste programs to be less than ideal? Please take 3-4 minutes to complete our Recycling Survey.

Your answers will help the Chicago Recycling Coalition and Chicago's recycling community push for new and better recycling policies throughout Chicago.

CRC thanks you for your help. The more results we receive, the more accurate our survey will be. So please pass along this newsletter or the recycling survey link to people who are concerned about recycling in Chicago.

https://iitcop.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6WkbgIWkpSvSAER

  • Carter O'Brien Chicagoan

    Thanks everyone! Please help spread the word, the more responses, the better the data and more effectively we can lobby for improvements.

  • Here's another thing you can do to promote recycling for all in Chicago:

    If you live in an apartment building with 5 or more units that does not provide recycling services, please add your report to our site:

    www.mybuildingdoesntrecycle.com

    We are collecting reports to show the city that residents of high-density apartment buildings want the Burke-Hansen ordinance (Chicago's ordinance mandating that high-density buildings provide recycling services) to be enforced.

Jan 19

Updated 26 hours ago

Snowblower repair

Anyone have a recommendation for a nearby snowblower (small engine ) repair shop ?

2 days ago

Updated 30 hours ago

5 squad cars near Brew and Grow

Mostly noth of brew and grow on Kedzie at 7:30am today. Anyone know what happened?

  • The squad cars were all on the east side of Kedzie--yes, just near the Alderman's office. I'm surprised at the lack of details especially given the time of day, busy location, and proximity to the Alderman and State Rep's offices.

  • The best thing to do is to attend CAPS. Our CAPS beat meeting for 1733 are now every month and combined with 1731 and 1732. Next meeting is Feb 11th at 6:30PM Athletic Field House on Addison across from KMART.

31 hours ago

VIDEO: 31st Ward Aldermanic Candidates Forum

Didn't make it to the 31st ward aldermanic candidate forum hosted by Belmont-Cragin United? Watch it here: http://ow.ly/I2Wut

More election coverage is available at: http://www.cantv.org/election

43 hours ago

Updated 33 hours ago

The Most Epic Post Regarding Lost and Found Dogs (and other animals)

Hi, your neighborhood shelter volunteer here. Here is accurate info and links to get lost animals back home.

If your pet is LOST:

PLEASE go and physically look at Chicago Animal Care and Control at 2741 S. Western. Its the only shelter in Chicago that holds stray dogs. CACC is open for lost pet searches from 12pm to 6pm: http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/cacc.html

you can do a "virtual search" of shelters up to 200 miles from your zip code on www.petharbor.com - Don't...

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Hi, your neighborhood shelter volunteer here. Here is accurate info and links to get lost animals back home.

If your pet is LOST:

PLEASE go and physically look at Chicago Animal Care and Control at 2741 S. Western. Its the only shelter in Chicago that holds stray dogs. CACC is open for lost pet searches from 12pm to 6pm: http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/cacc.html

you can do a "virtual search" of shelters up to 200 miles from your zip code on www.petharbor.com - Don't get too picky with the search terms. This is NOT a substitute for physically checking the shelter.

If your pet is microchipped, call the chip company to report your pet lost. Make sure they have your current phone and address. Keep this information current - some chipped animals are found weeks, months, or even years after they get lost.

Post to Lost Dogs Illinois on Facebook - this is a volunteer group that reunites lost pets and their owners. They may take time to approve your post.

make flyers - they should have a clear photo, a valid phone number and/or email (a "throw away" email, such as "FindFluffy@_____.com" is a good idea) and the word "REWARD". Post at vets, police and CTA stations, stores, etc.

If someone claims to have found your pet, ask them to meet you at a vet or a police station - some people try to claim $$ without giving you the pet.

It is common for pets to be lost for days before someone finds them. Look in shelters outside the city - people who find pets don't always take them to the closest shelter.

If you FOUND a pet:

If the animal is NOT friendly enough for you to safely handle, PLEASE call 311 and ask for an animal control officer to pick the pet up. CACC is NOT some sort of mass euthanasia nightmare. It may take up to 24 hours for an officer to arrive, so plan to keep the pet safely confined for that amount of time.

ALWAYS TAKE A LOST PET TO THE CLOSEST STRAY-HOLDING SHELTER. In Chicago this is CACC at 2741 S Western.

  • Fuarain CTA rider, walker, animal person

    I'd also like to add that while you may have heard that the city will be shortening the stray holding period from five days to three days, that's not entirely true - most animals will still be held for a MINIMUM of five days, but private rescue groups will be...

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    I'd also like to add that while you may have heard that the city will be shortening the stray holding period from five days to three days, that's not entirely true - most animals will still be held for a MINIMUM of five days, but private rescue groups will be allowed to transfer animals out "early" at three days, as opposed to having to wait the full five day period to transfer. Being placed in CACC's adoption program or being euthanized still will not take place until after the five days is up. Having even a few animals leave "early" for rescue will actually mean more space for animals that are coming in, which will actually mean less euthanasia.

    I was going to include this in my main post but that 2000 character limit - yeesh!

2 days ago

Updated 34 hours ago

Former Logan Pet customers and employees.

We were very sorry to hear about the sudden closing of Logan Pet. Nobody wants to see a well liked neighborhood business fail and displace their patrons and employees. We would like reach out to the former employees and offer our assistance in whatever way we can help , they may submit their resume to animalloverspetsalon@gmail.com. We will also offer Free pickup/ delivery to all Logan Sq. residents as well as our $10 new client discount. My salon has been...

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We were very sorry to hear about the sudden closing of Logan Pet. Nobody wants to see a well liked neighborhood business fail and displace their patrons and employees. We would like reach out to the former employees and offer our assistance in whatever way we can help , they may submit their resume to animalloverspetsalon@gmail.com. We will also offer Free pickup/ delivery to all Logan Sq. residents as well as our $10 new client discount. My salon has been in business for 18 years and I have been a resident of Logan Sq. for 15 years, so this neighborhood and its residents mean a lot to me. I invite you all to check out our website Animalloverspetsalon.com. We hope that everything will return to normal soon for all involved in this situation.

4 days ago

Updated 35 hours ago

Question about front yard fences

My neighbor is putting up a fence to close off the courtyard of their building. Where he is putting the fence will completely block the side of my porch and if I need porch repairs or gutter repairs, the fence will make it hard to get to. The fence is on his property line but I want to know if it is legal for him to put a fence up literally 6 inches from my porch and blocking it off.

37 hours ago

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2 days ago

Updated 38 hours ago

Thank You

Thank you for being such a kind and lowing person.

40 hours ago

44 hours ago

Jan 19

Updated 45 hours ago

2 DOGS FOUND!

Found two very sweet dogs in an alley off of McLean Ave. near Kedzie Blvd. on Saturday night around 8pm. One is a female Rottweiler and other is a small mix breed male. They're the best of friends so they must live together. They had no tags and no chips. If these are your dogs or if you know the owner, please contact me!!

  • Thank you!! You're awesome, Kaitlin!!! :-)

  • Fuarain CTA rider, walker, animal person

    If they're seven and ten years old, both PAWS and Treehouse would be hesitant to spay/neuter them without getting bloodwork done first, and neither place will chip them without being fixed.

    I second the suggestion with ANY lost animal to meet the owner at a vet office so they can...

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    If they're seven and ten years old, both PAWS and Treehouse would be hesitant to spay/neuter them without getting bloodwork done first, and neither place will chip them without being fixed.

    I second the suggestion with ANY lost animal to meet the owner at a vet office so they can have it chipped on site (though not all of them will be able to afford it plus the registration fees) a good alternative may be to offer to buy them an inexpensive nylon collar and write their phone number on it with a permanent pen.

    Chicago Animal Care and Control will allow you to post flyers there for both lost and found animals, however you have to actually go down there to post them.

    Please don't judge animal control - they probably accept far more animals than you think and also euthanize far, far fewer than you think.

46 hours ago

Need a summer nanny?

Hi! I am a high school teacher looking for a nanny position from June-September. If you are in need of a reliable nanny who loves kids, please send me an email.
Thanks for reading,
Danielle

5 days ago

Updated 46 hours ago

Seeking Experienced Electrician

Anyone know an electrician with experience with old Chicago buildings, specifically cloth wiring?

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    I like Colorful Drips. For a Handyman, I would go with Dropped Hammer

  • Jason Raider Owner & Managing Broker of Raider Realty

    Jaime Alvarez, of Alvarez Electrical did an outstanding job for me. He was prompt, professional and relative to the quality of his work, he was reasonably priced. His telephone # is 773-577-9603.

5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Congress Theatre Open House - Jan. 24 1-4PM?

Is this happening? Cannot find anything referenced other than in this article. Anyone plan on stopping in tomorrow? Do we expect the renderings to be presented?

http://chicago.curbed.com/archives/2015/01/13/congress-theater-redevelopment-ready-to-move-forward.php

  • Joe Kopera Logan Square resident since 1961 (54 years in Jan)

    Michael Moyer was looking a about a two year project and that everything in the building would open at the same time. I also heard that the lobby would be open most of the time and that to the right of the lobby would be a entrance to the Inn on the Milwaukee Ave side.

  • I do hope it's LIVE entertainment and not the stuff that brings too much noise and BASS. Did Mr Moyers discuss the sound issue? Since the Congress Theater was originally designed as a movie theater, it was never properly equipped for optimal acoustics inside and out. The interior is going to need sound proofing. I'm wondering how that will that affect the restoration process?

2 days ago

Looking for Logan Square / Avondale Writer!

Hello, we are looking to launch a free newspaper focused on cultural, political and economic life in Logan Square & Avondale. If our first edition does well, we would like to do this on a monthly basis. We are looking for someone to write a brief article on the growth of freelance work in general, and in Logan Square / Avondale in particular. Overtime, we hope to generate some revenue through ads, but in full disclosure, at least for the...

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Hello, we are looking to launch a free newspaper focused on cultural, political and economic life in Logan Square & Avondale. If our first edition does well, we would like to do this on a monthly basis. We are looking for someone to write a brief article on the growth of freelance work in general, and in Logan Square / Avondale in particular. Overtime, we hope to generate some revenue through ads, but in full disclosure, at least for the first few editions, we would not be able to financially compensate the writer. But, as an inspiring writer, you would get your name out there and fatten up your resume. If you are interested or have any questions, feel free to e-mail (jraider@raiderrealtychicago.com) us anytime. If you could include a sample of your writing and a resume, that would be great. Thank you in advance for your time and assistance.

Jan 15

Updated 2 days ago

Carpet places

Hi, A tenant's apartment in Logan Square just sustained major water damage in her bedroom and now the carpet and padding must be replaced. Does anybody know (besides Empire and Luna) any place that will come to the apartment to give quotes? Thanks.

  • J. Theo Bucktown resident

    Check out http://mrcarpetshopathome.com
    Right in Lakeview. Highest rating on Angie's List for years. I had some water damage and the owner came out and told me what to get and what I don't need to pay for. Very honest, straight shooters that stand by their products and their work.
    I shopped around, and those big guys that advertise on tv tell you it's cheap, but don't show you the extra charges that end up costing more than a local small-business owner charges.

  • CPL949 HP Resident

    Just to update you all (in case you were wondering): Decided to go with Home Depot. Had the same carpet two other places had with a much lower price.

6 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Floor Sanding - know anyone great?

Need my kitchen floors sanded and a few boards repaired...if you know anyone that does a great job - please let me know - thanks!

5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Intro and Observations

I wanted to introduce myself to the community and share some observations with my fellow neighbors. I live by the Addison and Pulaski intersection (I believe that's Avondale area?), I live with my partner and his family. I had moved from Albany Park, where I was a witness to a shooting, and coincidentally I also witnessed the shooting by Addison and Pulaski last month (talk about wrong place at the wrong time).
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I wanted to introduce myself to the community and share some observations with my fellow neighbors. I live by the Addison and Pulaski intersection (I believe that's Avondale area?), I live with my partner and his family. I had moved from Albany Park, where I was a witness to a shooting, and coincidentally I also witnessed the shooting by Addison and Pulaski last month (talk about wrong place at the wrong time).
Before I moved in with my partner he assured me that his neighborhood, or at least his block was safe. However, I'm starting to notice that, that might not be the case soon. For one I have noticed increased tagging on buildings on Pulaski, more specifically the old Frame building they are currently remodeling, the black door next to Windy Cindy Market, and many more.
More recently, this past Sunday (January 18), while driving back home we scared off two guys on our block. One ran off into the yard of a house and the other tried to casually walk away. When we drive back around they had already met up again and were walking south on Karlov by Eddy.
I have also seen an increase hit on my RSS feed for crimes in my area, around Belmont and Kevin, and that is really starting to concern me.
I would love to get to know my neighbors a lot better and see if we can come up with a way to ensure our neighborhood doesn't get any worse. I am open to any idea; meeting up, flyers, whatever it takes.
Anyway, that is it for now, hope y'all have a great Friday.

  • I live by Addison and Pulaski, but I venture regularly into the Avondale area. I was just pointing out that this increased crime activity is terrible in any neighborhood, but it's proximity especially concerns me.
    Thank you guys for the other suggestions, I will definitely be looking into the CAPS meetings in my neighborhood and I will see if I can plan something with my neighbors.

  • Independence Park had this issue 20 years ago. The neighbors banded together, communicated and even went as far as patrolling the park after dark and they worked with police. The neighborhood is fine now. Patrolling could be as easy as talking to neighbors who walk dogs and ask them to be alert. I live at Addison and Pulaski also and have lived her for 15+ years with children. I second the CAPS meetings. They are very helpful.

2 days ago

Awesome Android/iOS game! Support local Logan Square indie developers!

Hey neighbors! We live in Logan Square and are developing an awesome mobile game. We need all the help we can get, so if you like games or know someone who does, please support us on Kickstarter, or share via social media to your friends.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1802153885/the-incredible-baron

Thank you so much for helping to support one of many of the awesome creative projects happening in our neighborhood.

Jan 21

Updated 2 days ago

bedbugs

My tenet just notified me she found bedbugs in her sons beds, I live in the building and I don’t have them and the garden unit doesn't have them either
Who is responsible in paying for the extermination $$$$$

Jan 20

Updated 2 days ago

Logan Pets out of business

I just received this email today about Logan Pets going out of business. I am so upset and disappointed. The owners are wonderful people and this was a rare location where my 13 year old dog loved to be groomed.

5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Walking on Sacramento under highway

Does anyone regularly walk on Sacramento under the highway? It is the best route to get where I need to go occasionally starting in February, but I don't love the under the bridge feeling... I'll give it a try but I'm just curious if folks walk there regularly, have any problems, are other people walking there too etc? I would need to walk there around 8am and 5pm. Thanks!

  • Laura social worker, vegan, avondale resident

    I walk, bike, and jog through there frequently. I think that as long as you stay aware of your surroundings, you'll be okay. I also agree that the hours you'll be there are ones that are high traffic, so you probably won't be isolated as you walk under the highway.

  • Thanks all!

Jan 19

Updated 2 days ago

Looking for wood shop space to rent..

Hi, three friends and I are looking for a wood shop space to rent in the Wicker Park, Bucktown, Logan Square neighborhood. Ideally we'd hope to have the space to ourselves and pay monthly rent. If you know of anyone with a vacant garage/building that wouldn't mind the noise and sawdust please let me know! Note, we would be providing all our own tools so we're basically just needing an empty room with electricity.

Thanks!

  • Susan S. resident

    Mikaela, Click on Nate's name and then on Send email on the right.

  • Bryan Banser Triangle Auto Service

    Mikaela, or anyone else interested, we have 2 spaces that may work for you. Let me know if you are interested. Were located at Irving and Elston ave. Both areas have an alarm. We will work with you, if you would like to see them. One space was used as a wood shop, with plenty of light and as much storage as needed. Bryan 773-539-5858.

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Silver Malibu

Some guys in a silver Malibu just tried getting buzzed into our unit. They kept buzzing every unit in the building, we live on Fullerton, has this happened to anyone else? I just checked with other tenants and it was no one they knew or were expecting.

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