20 hours ago

Updated 15 min ago

Upcoming Election

I just saw on the news that candidates for alderman can start circulating petitions today. Does anyone know who is all running in the 35th ward? Rey Colon is the current alderman. Is there anyone else running?

  • Peter Zelchenko Longtime advocacy work many Chicago communities

    Thanks for the thumbs up, Kittyhop. We started the petition drive yesterday and are working hard on signatures. We'll be out weeknights and all weekend, too. Please join us: you can reach out to me here or e-mail me at pete@zelchenko.com.

  • Peter..are you running against him?

24 min ago

Amazonian front yard?

Has anybody else has noticed a blue house on the NE corner of Kedzie and Bloomingdale? It's literally hard to see through the weed jungle that was probably once a front yard.

The weeds get so tall they literally bury the fire hydrant for that part of the block and get so long that they are encroach the sidewalk. After several weeks go by either myself or a neighbor will go over there just to make the sidewalk and hydrant...

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Has anybody else has noticed a blue house on the NE corner of Kedzie and Bloomingdale? It's literally hard to see through the weed jungle that was probably once a front yard.

The weeds get so tall they literally bury the fire hydrant for that part of the block and get so long that they are encroach the sidewalk. After several weeks go by either myself or a neighbor will go over there just to make the sidewalk and hydrant accessible.

The house is not abandoned and it is not a story of little old grandma. I see twenty-somethings coming in and out of there all the time.

I know some neighbors have already explained the problem to them to no avail they just let it grow au naturale.

Anybody have experience getting able bodied neighbors to do the right (and lawful) thing?

35 min ago

Trash/Garbage Collection

To those of you who live in a "commercial" building (more than 4 units in the building), who do you use for your garbage and recycling collection? We currently use Waste Management, but are looking to switch providers -- especially if we can get a lower fee -- as I believe our fee is borderline exorbitant.

24 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Street Festival last weekend on Blvd. Or lack there of

What was this nonsense festival with no real bands, no local artists, no theme and no attendance. it is all car insurance stands and carnival food. This thing needs to be canceled or repurposed. Correct me if I am wrong, which I am sure someone will.

5 days ago

Updated 2 hours ago

FOUND DOG

Found a lost dog around Lawndale and Cortland. Female, no collar, looks like a husky or some kind of mix. Mostly tan with some white on the face.

  • Thanks for taking her in, Meg! Beautiful dog, I'm sure someone misses her :(
    Try taking her to a vet to check for a microchip and check lostdogsofillinois.com and their facebook page

  • best wishes in finding owner, a pretty dog.

  • Kristine Cloud 30 year resident of North Center

    Thanks for watching out for this beautiful lost dog. Good Luck!

26 hours ago

Updated 3 hours 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!

5 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Lawndale/Fullerton Melee

Anybody have any insight into the dust up near Fullerton and Lawndale last night around 11:45 p.m. or so? There's been an uptick in rival tagging in the alley near there, and there was some sort of scuffle; though I couldn't quite see what was going on, I heard it, and saw maybe four squad cars hit the scene and bust it up. Thanks.

  • ANR

    I used to live at that intersection and it seemed like there was something going on every other day. We finally moved when it got to be too much (we weren't sleeping because of the fights and gunshots outside our bedroom window). Be safe, my friend.

2 days ago

Updated 4 hours ago

"Micro-Apartments" Plan for Car Wash Across from Post Office

Neighbors -

A developer is asking for an upzoning from C1-1 to C2-3 for the old car wash across from the post office so he can build 56 "micro-apartments" on the site.

Apparently there will be a public meeting on the proposal on Wednesday - try and make it - 6:30PM at Haas Park.

More here:

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20140825/logan-square/logan-sqaure-micro-apartment-plan-moves-forward-at-closed-door-meeting

  • Which ever way you are siding on this, it is my personal experience that the alderman gets what he wants no matter the logical, reasonable, and overwhelming outcry against. I can understand arguments for and against, but it's ultimately about the rich getting richer and the rest of us unsuccessfully searching for parking.

  • This is going to happen regardless of what the community wants. There is too much money involved.

  • Bearmosa Resident of Hermosa

    If this does go through, the market will ultimately decide. At $1,000 for a 320 square foot convertible you're looking at higher rental prices comparatively then the most expensive rentals located downtown or in River North (which tend to run at about ~$3 sq. ft.). I don't think this building...

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    If this does go through, the market will ultimately decide. At $1,000 for a 320 square foot convertible you're looking at higher rental prices comparatively then the most expensive rentals located downtown or in River North (which tend to run at about ~$3 sq. ft.). I don't think this building will reach capacity under its current business model. We have zoning for a reason... I'm sure this building will get approved and will still be called "micro" apartments, but the unit count will likely come down to something like 35 units at the most.

2 days ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Suggestions for Hospice cat care while on vacation

We're committed to a 10 day overseas trip shortly and have recently gotten some news that our senior kitty is likely terminal (mass in intestines + kidney disease). She's eating almost nothing and ignoring the litter box. Does anyone have suggestions for how to keep a dear old kitty safe, fed and comfortable while we're gone? Taking her to a boarder is certainly too traumatic for her, but we're worried she may not eat for DAYS if not monitored regularly. Normally we have a sweet neighbor look in on our two girls 2X a day, but our old girl has special needs now. Any concepts? Good experiences? If we could change our trip we would...

  • Say goodnight, Gracie (roger).

  • It looks like she may still have a couple of good months of comfortable life left, but all of your suggestions of in-home vet care are exactly what I was looking for. Thanks, all.

22 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Belmont Kedzie viaduct

Does anyone know whats going on over there on Belmont and Kedzie they started working on closing up the bridge but it seems everything has stopped.

  • Or turn some of the totally unoccupied space (currently unused and behind fencing on the South side of Belmont) into a place where people can sleep, get social services, and a meal. I'm certain the tunnel is a far worse idea than trying to solve the problem of getting someone a warm, dry place to sleep (which is unique to this overpass vs. others).

  • I agree, schntar. I live fairly near there and have noticed an increase in the number of homeless people sleeping in alleys with the rats since they started building those anti-homeless structures. I can't imagine how this is supposed to increase public safety for either homeless or non-homeless residents.

2 days ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Taxpayers out $2.27 Million: Logan Square Mailman injured by Kimball Ave sinkhole

Logan Square residents & City taxpayers are out $2.27 Million from Lawsuit verdict for USPS Postal Worker injured after stepping into deep sinkhole in street pedestrian crosswalk on Kimball @ Altgeld. Sinkhole was reported to city multiple times by local residents, including me. Even direct calls to CDOT Commissioner Office. It was also posted on LoganSquare yahoo listserv, and ignored by Alderman Rey Colon (Ward 35). City and Alderman did nothing for 1 year. $2.27 Million verdict against we Taxpayers...

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Logan Square residents & City taxpayers are out $2.27 Million from Lawsuit verdict for USPS Postal Worker injured after stepping into deep sinkhole in street pedestrian crosswalk on Kimball @ Altgeld. Sinkhole was reported to city multiple times by local residents, including me. Even direct calls to CDOT Commissioner Office. It was also posted on LoganSquare yahoo listserv, and ignored by Alderman Rey Colon (Ward 35). City and Alderman did nothing for 1 year. $2.27 Million verdict against we Taxpayers detailed in article below. Background links to LoganSquare yahoo listserv messages included @ end.

Fall into sinkhole brings $2.27M verdict for mail carrier
By Marc Karlinsky, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

http://www.chicagolawbulletin.com/Elements/pages/print.aspx?printpath=/Archives/2014/03/07/Sinkhole-Verdict-3-6-13&classname=tera.gn3article

A Cook County jury awarded a postal worker $2.27 million after he snagged his foot in a sinkhole on a Logan Square mail delivery route.

During the litigation, the City of Chicago admitted it knew about the sinkhole in the marked crosswalk at Altgeld Street and Kimball Avenue and did not repair it before Wantan Montgomery, a carrier for the U.S. Postal Service, fell in.

In March 2009, Montgomery was pushing a mail cart and could not see the sinkhole as he walked over it.

He twisted his knee as he fell and suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament. He had it repaired with a bone graft and with two additional surgeries, followed by two years of physical therapy.

Montgomery filed a lawsuit against the city in 2009, alleging city officials knew about the sinkhole for at least six months and failed to repair it...[truncated]

Crosswalk Sinkhole --> Pedestrian Injury & City Lawsuit 4/2011
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/LoganSquare/conversations/messages/28430

Kimball @ Altgeld: developing sinkhole under street 9/2007
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/LoganSquare/conversations/messages/16119

  • Susan S. resident

    @Scribner and all:

    "...in the election following a redistricting, a candidate for Alderman may be elected from any ward containing a part of the ward in which he or she resided for at least 1 year next preceding the election that follows the redistricting." http://www.chicagoelections.com/dm/general/document_595.pdf

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    @Scribner and all:

    "...in the election following a redistricting, a candidate for Alderman may be elected from any ward containing a part of the ward in which he or she resided for at least 1 year next preceding the election that follows the redistricting." http://www.chicagoelections.com/dm/general/document_595.pdf

    I think that means that you may be elected in the 35th from any ward that includes a part of what used to be the 35th if you've lived there since February 24, 2014 (and are a registered voter). You'd have to move when you won though.

    Colon doesn't live in the 35th either.

  • Logan Dad Logan Dad

    @Rogerparker - you are seriously preoccupied with race. Virtually every comment you make on here is about how mad you are that white people are moving into your neighborhood (under the code name of "gentrification", of course). It's pretty racist....and exhausting.

5 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Community Events Listings

Any suggestions for great resources to find listings of upcoming neighborhood events (family friendly and otherwise)?

9 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Good Morning-

Looks like it is going to be a GREAT day in town today- as we start off with full solar disc over Chicago

  • AWESOME!! I listen every day :) I was just thinking the other day why can't you still hear 50s music on the radio...I love it lol

  • Bart's back!

23 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Meeting tomorrow at 6:30 pm RE: SRO development at California and Milwaukee

Forwarding this post from Nextdoor website re: the California/Milwaukee SRO Plan Revision. According to the post, public input on the re-plan was not allowed, and this does appear to be a rather hastily planned public meeting on the results:

A developer is in the final stages of approval to build a 5-story 56 unit SRO in the 2300 block of California Ave (California/Milwaukee). The plans were first presented by the developer in April to the Greater Goethe Neighborhood Association (GGNA)...

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Forwarding this post from Nextdoor website re: the California/Milwaukee SRO Plan Revision. According to the post, public input on the re-plan was not allowed, and this does appear to be a rather hastily planned public meeting on the results:

A developer is in the final stages of approval to build a 5-story 56 unit SRO in the 2300 block of California Ave (California/Milwaukee). The plans were first presented by the developer in April to the Greater Goethe Neighborhood Association (GGNA) in a public meeting where over 120 neighbors attended and the majority opposed the plans. There was a meeting on 8/11 between the developer and the zoning committee held at closed doors, which contradicts what the zoning committee had explained during the April meeting regarding these meetings being open to the public (see news here: http://dnain.fo/1zzNM00). As a result of this meeting, the GGNA zoning committee issued last week a recommendation to Alderman Moreno which had a positive tone about the project and only recommended minor modifications ignoring many of the issues raised by the neighbors in the April meeting (see it here: http://yhoo.it/1vK49qo). Yesterday evening the Greater Goethe Neighborhood Association (GGNA) communicated, via its Yahoo group, that Alderman Moreno is holding a community meeting on this project tomorrow 8/27 at 6:30 pm at Haas Park (notice here: http://yhoo.it/1q25UhZ). This was communicated with very short notice after news of the meeting came out in social media. The only way to voice your concerns about this development is attending this meeting. Find coverage and details on this development at: bit.ly/1suOGZ7 and bit.ly/XOQ3c9

  • Eleanor Blick Avondale resident, car-free neighbor

    Thanks for posting! Just to clarify: this is not really an SRO development. Single room occupancies are generally a form of affordable housing for low-income individuals where tenants share certain amenities.

    From the April 29 DNAinfo article:

    While the project is being developed under city guidelines as a single room...

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    Thanks for posting! Just to clarify: this is not really an SRO development. Single room occupancies are generally a form of affordable housing for low-income individuals where tenants share certain amenities.

    From the April 29 DNAinfo article:

    While the project is being developed under city guidelines as a single room occupancy project — traditional SROs often are considered undesirable because they attract a transient population — Plati said the SRO connection is only because the city lacks a designation for what he called “micro apartments.”

    His project will be not be a “decrepit building … lacking amenities,” he said.

    Unlike traditional SROs which are designed for low-income clientele, Plati said his proposed apartment complex will be geared toward students and young professionals at a minimum $1,000 monthly pricetag per room.

3 days ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Gunfire in Kilbourn Park Area

Last night at 4:50am, there was gunfire in my alley right behind my building at Kildare and Roscoe. I heard the 4 "cracks" and then the bullets ricochet and zing past my open bedroom window. The car then sped off, hitting garbage cans in the alley. I called the police this morning (since no one showed up last night/this morning) and filed a report over the phone. I was told units will be doing extra patrols of the area. That was seriously a scary scenario and a first in 4 years of living in this neighborhood. Hoping it's an isolated incident. :/

  • Tom G--

    My cat is excellent, and I am a square guy. Thank you for granting me that assumption.

    I felt compelled to respond to your last comment.

    Capitalism is about getting more for less; efficiency; investing profits into capital goods to create more of the same. If you have...

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    Tom G--

    My cat is excellent, and I am a square guy. Thank you for granting me that assumption.

    I felt compelled to respond to your last comment.

    Capitalism is about getting more for less; efficiency; investing profits into capital goods to create more of the same. If you have a better system in mind, I'd be curious to hear what it is. (I'm assuming that you enjoy efficiency, better products, better customer service, and getting more for your hard-earned money. Perhaps I'm wrong.) Perhaps you're confusing capitalism with consumerism. Perhaps there's another "-ism" you prefer.

    The NRA, while not perfect and sometimes cringe-inducing, is dedicated to protecting a constitutional right. Whether you choose to exercise that right or not is a personal decision. Vilify the NRA if you wish, but recognize that the organization is not dedicated to taking something from you.

    Finally, to lump the above two into the same sentence as some colorfully-named street gang is, in my opinion, silly. Maybe you were being flip, or maybe you really believe they are all the same, using logic such as:

    "IF not magic and rainbows, THEN EVIL."

  • Tom G Living in Avondale since 1994

    Sockmule: We should have this conversation elsewhere, because it's about ideology and politics. Capitalism is fine by me, but you can't expect it to provide for all public needs, which is why we need a government with social programs that don't have to be competitive or produce a profit, as...

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    Sockmule: We should have this conversation elsewhere, because it's about ideology and politics. Capitalism is fine by me, but you can't expect it to provide for all public needs, which is why we need a government with social programs that don't have to be competitive or produce a profit, as well as to rein in the excesses of laissez faire capitalism. The Constitution is not the divine word of God and the Second Amendment was written in an historical context that doesn't exist today. The NRA took a wrong turn in the '70's when it decided to change from being an organization for recreational shooters to a lobbying body with an incredibly myopic agenda. And the lumping of a fictitious street gang with the NRA and capitalism only meant that gangs share an affinity for free markets and for promoting access to whatever firepower they can get. My apologies to all the EveryBlock folks who stick to practical and friendly conversation and avoid this sort of partisan ranting. I'll move down the street next time.

6 hours ago

New Condos in 3500 Block of Elston?

I am looking to buy a condo in Avondale area. These condo buildings (3501 to 3509) on the north side of Elston Ave look great. Only two buildings seem to be occupied. The other three are under construction right now. Do anyone have any ideas of when the new ones will be put for sale? Being right next to Elston ave, will it be a little bit noisy? I am new to the city, any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

44 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Where do you browse?

Hello Neighbors,

I'm going to be renting out an apartment soon, and before you all pile on, no this is not an ad.

I'm curious where everyone searches for apartments these days. Craig's list all the way? domu? Flyers in the men's room of the Two Way?

Thanks for the input!

  • Deb Karp Humboldt Park

    www.postlets.com puts you on about 20 free sites. zillow hotpads trulia padmappers etc. It should send you a separate link for Craigslist.

  • It depends on the neighborhood - in Berwyn, I use Craigslist, and it works great. Ads in the laundromats and restaurants also help. Downtown, forget it - Craigslist has been totally useless to me there. I ended up having to get an agent to rent it. The upside is that you get a properly done lease & background check. The downside is that you have to give up a month's rent.

18 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Move out and withholding security deposit question

I'm moving out of my current apartment next week and have learned the new tenant is moving in the day after I leave. According to the landlord, their new lease starts the day after I move, which I presume would void my lease and payment obligations owed for the remainder of the month. Can anyone direct me to where in Chicago's Landlord Tenant ordinance it confirms I won't owe rent once the new tenant takes possession? I can't for the life of me find it but want to be armed with the proper info should it come up during security deposit return.

Thanks!

  • I'm a landlord and would never try to double dip on rent. It's unethical, but I'm not sure if it's illegal. I had one tenant give me two weeks notice and was freaking out that she needed her deposit for the new place. I told her to hussle and put...

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    I'm a landlord and would never try to double dip on rent. It's unethical, but I'm not sure if it's illegal. I had one tenant give me two weeks notice and was freaking out that she needed her deposit for the new place. I told her to hussle and put up some flyers to help find a renter, and she did, and I did.. that's how landlords & tenants should collaborate. Be aware that your landlord is also required to pay you interest on your deposit. The city of Chicago has specific interest rates documented. Here's the city of Chicago's landlord / tenant page, along with a phone number to ask questions: http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dcd/provdrs/afford_hous/svcs/request_tentant_landlordinformation.html

  • Thanks for the landlord perspective Brent. It seems to be worked out for everyone and I'm so far satisfied with the results. I hate that I had to call him out for the resolution after four years of a great landlord/tenant relationship, but it is what it is. Certainly helps that he knows I have lawyers for parents lol.

7 hours ago

Lawn Service Recommendation

I wanted to let everyone know about a lawn service I have found and really like. We have a small yard and didn't want to buy a lawn mower. The man's name is Randall Coleman, 872-600-7840. He is affordable and flexible. Highly recommend!

29 hours ago

Updated 7 hours ago

Need Red Wigglers?

If anyone is interested in starting a worm bin, I can share some red wigglers. Kittyhop here on EB started me off with some and I'm looking to pay it forward. You just need to bring a bin, I can get you started.

  • Good for you Debbie and THANKS!!!
    Another lady just contacted me and I may have gotten my bins too wet...so I may contact you for help..and THANKS again for moving this forward!! Yea!!

  • Mine are really productive and I need find homes for them!

7 hours ago

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14 hours ago

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Aug 19

Updated 15 hours ago

Petition for I AM Logan Square to Remove Mark Fishman from their Board

"There is growing vocal discontent about Mark Fishman’s control and usage of the Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival (MAAF), as a tool to increase his substantial development and real estate holdings."

To find out more about this petition or sign it yourself: http://www.change.org/p/i-am-logan-square-ials-remove-mark-fishman-treasurer-from-your-board?recruiter=30671237&utm_campaign=signature_receipt&utm_medium=email&utm_source=share_petition

  • Amy Falk was named as publicist for IALS in Dec 2009 (paid for by Mark Fishman). I never said the festival didn't pre-date Fishman. Regardless, the history of IALS and the festival are a moot point. If you agree with Amie Sell, sign the petition.

  • **correction: Executive Director, not publicist

15 hours ago

Stolen Brooks B17 Black Saddle and Thomson Elite Black Seatpost

I locked my bike to the bike parking U Stand across the street from Irazu at 8pm this evening and returned at 11:30pm to a bike with one less saddle and seat post. So if you come across a Brooks B17 Black Saddle (w/ a scuff on the top near the rear) mated to a Thomson Elite 250mm 27.2mm black seat post (w/ NiteRider Cherry Bomb post) please let me know where you saw it.
I understand the chances of someone coming across are slim to none, and that it's my fault for locking my bike up outside, I just wanted to put the message out there. This also feels somewhat like venting...
Thanks

5 days ago

Updated 17 hours ago

Home daycare suggestions

Hi neighbors,
I'm in need of some licensed daycare and nanny suggestions in Logan Square to start midSept. My kids will be 3yrs & 2 mths.
Any help is really appreciated.

Thanks!

4 days ago

Updated 20 hours ago

Hiring workmen? PLEASE read (815 ILCS513) Home Repair and Remodeling Act

So no one had to go thorough what I am with a company (involving Angie's List, an attorney, and a police report for phone harassment) please print out and keep handy these 8 pages. I've dealt with workman/contractors for decades and never thought I would be in this position.
Also be aware that just because they have good ratings on Angie's List,they may very well have an 'F' rating with the BBB.

  • Even the BBB is not accurate, I was cheated by a company with a great BBB rating, the bad rating hadn't caught up with them & I was the one who got stuck. Best bet is referrals. The best contractors I've had since then I found thru referrals and walking my dog around the neighborhood looking at works in progress.

  • Great information....

5 days ago

Updated 20 hours ago

Alderman Joe Moreno gets $3,000 from Live Nation / House of Blues

Alderman Joe Moreno (Ward 1) just received $3,000 of heartfelt love from Music Megalopoly Corporation LIVE NATION / HOUSE OF BLUES. Perhaps related to a deal for CONGRESS THEATRE ?

Only Alderman Brendan Reilly (Ward 42 / Streeterville) has also received HOB $ (mere $1500 per year, less than Moreno). HOB concert/restaurant venue in Chicago is in Ald. Reilly's downtown city ward.

source: Illinois Board of Elections
HOB Entertainment Inc
2000 West Loop South, Suite 1300
Houston, TX 77027 $1,500.00
7/31/2014 Individual Contribution
1st Ward First Independent Democratic Org

HOB Entertainment, Inc.
2000 W. Loop South
Suite 1300
Houston, TX 77027 $1,500.00
6/30/2014 Individual Contribution
Friends for Proco Joe Moreno

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

    No one remembers when the Concord was V-Live and Moreno had a reported stake in that club a few doors down from the Congress? V-Live had many many issues yet he repeatedly stood up for V-Live and then called to shut down the Congress? He's got to go.

  • that's what keeps our politicians in politics and also all over the country - $ to help reelect and get favors.

3 days ago

Updated 22 hours ago

Who's not cleaning up after their dog?

It would seem that lately anywhere I walk there are giant disease bringing piles of filth all over Logan. I know there is a fine for not cleaning up after your animal and as a fellow dog owner this person is giving us a bad rap. I love this neighborhood and the last thing I want is for people to step in this.

Nov 11 2012

Updated 22 hours ago

No Parking! Loading Zone. Busted!~

Hmmm. I took this picture this morning of Dunlay's on The Square. Here is what I noticed, You can see the No Parking sign, Loading Zone, and in the reflection of the picture there is an Orange Jeep. This picture was taken at 9:30 this morning, and I just drove past here again..that same Orange Jeep is still parked there at 5:45PM.

My best guess is the Jeep belongs to someone who works at Dunlay's on The Square, they pay for the sign, but I don't think it is right for them to use it as their own personal parking space. This is pretty common in the area by the way. Today, I can document it.

  • Gil Jimenez Private Investigator; IL concealed carry trainer

    must be a slow week in LS since the major concerns are 2 loading zone parkers and some stuff chained to a tree.

    here's an idea:

    1) water the tree.
    2) take the stuff chained to the tree and chain it to a loading zone pole.
    3) put a (sensible, not nasty) note on the 2 offending LZ vehicles explaining your concerns.
    4) take a pill.

  • He may be disobeying parking rules, but you're disobeying the rules of cool.

3 days ago

Updated 23 hours ago

Bolt Cutters - SAVE A TREE

does anyone have bolt cutters that could take off this pad-locked chain that is strangling and killing this tree? also, who is the artist that has the lock key?

logan blvd side of new wave coffee and nail shop about 3107 west logan blvd

  • there is a difference between art that is just put in a public space w/o consent of the property owner and art that has permission - such as the art pieces on Logan Blvd - have permission to be there. 'Art' put just anywhere w/o owner's permission is considered vandalism. I don't want anyone placing anything on my property w/o my permission.

  • The original posting was to have the chain removed (done, good call but the way). But, had it ONLY been a chain this discussion would have not taken place. Add a couple green blocks to that chain and there's now a 43 post "conversation/discussion."

25 hours ago

Updated 25 hours ago

Looking for ESL Teachers

We are looking for volunteers to teach English as a Second Language for a 12-week semester starting September 2nd. Classes are Tuesday evenings 6-9pm and Saturday mornings 10am-1pm. (We could use Saturday teachers mostly but there's still room on Tuesdays for more teachers as well!) It's not mandatory to be there each week--if you can make 8-10 classes that is great!

The curriculum is provided, so you do not need any teaching experience, and you don't need to know Spanish....

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We are looking for volunteers to teach English as a Second Language for a 12-week semester starting September 2nd. Classes are Tuesday evenings 6-9pm and Saturday mornings 10am-1pm. (We could use Saturday teachers mostly but there's still room on Tuesdays for more teachers as well!) It's not mandatory to be there each week--if you can make 8-10 classes that is great!

The curriculum is provided, so you do not need any teaching experience, and you don't need to know Spanish. If you do have experience in either, that's a bonus! But a willingness to pitch in and help out is what we're really looking for!

Don't forget the most important part... teaching ESL isn't just about helping to improve someone else's life--you will be amazed how life-changing this experience will be for YOU.

Please contact esluv@urbanvineyard.org for more information!

  • AMG

    This is a wonderful program. If you are looking for a volunteer opportunity, please think about joining us. I've been helping for the past two years and it has been life changing!

    Being a part of our community and giving back puts great energy into the world. We're all in this together so if you can help, please do.

    Join us!

47 hours ago

Updated 26 hours ago

Exterminator needed

Can anyone recommend an exterminator that service the north side of chicago. Just want someone reliable and reasonably priced. Thanks.

Allen

2 days ago

Updated 27 hours ago

Free Workspace For Non-Profit

Hi all - wanted to let everyone know that Free Range Office coworking space has a Fellowship Program that provides *free* workspace and meeting space for a non-profit with a strong social mission. Please pass this on to anyone you know who is in need of a productive and inspiring office! Space use hours are M-F, 8am-6pm. Email info@freerangeoffice.com to apply!

  • Varagona Music Teacher & Lanlord

    Hello Liane, first this is a great idea, even if it does not work for me. ...

    I am looking for a space to work with babies and toddlers with motion, and music to stimulate their vestibular system, auditory skills, and promote strong growth and development. Would this space work for that? I just need a room, 15"x15" would be ideal.

  • Liane Free Range Office-Wicker Park's coworking space!

    Hi Varagona - what a wonderful service! Thank you for your inquiry. We do have a large meeting room that would likely suit your needs for therapy. Please email me directly at info@freerangeoffice.com, and I'd be happy to assist further.

Feb 25

Updated 28 hours ago

Interested in 'red wiggler' worm bins in the spring?

OK, I'll admit that the warmer weather got me thinking 'gardening' mode... I had to 'make and take' a red wiggler bin to get full credit for Master Composter degree and the winter had them 'especially happy' in the basement so I have two huge bins ready to share. You need a plastic tub with lid that has 1/4 inch holes punched in top for air and then we tear up newspaper, throw in a little garden dirt, wet so...

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OK, I'll admit that the warmer weather got me thinking 'gardening' mode... I had to 'make and take' a red wiggler bin to get full credit for Master Composter degree and the winter had them 'especially happy' in the basement so I have two huge bins ready to share. You need a plastic tub with lid that has 1/4 inch holes punched in top for air and then we tear up newspaper, throw in a little garden dirt, wet so it is like a 'rung out sponge', and put in the worms. They eat 'left over' lettuce, coffee grounds, etc (except onions, peppers, citrus). Easy VERY EASY to care for in basement or garage (some people keep them under the sink..no smell)
This is the best 'soil' you will find and excellent for seedlings. You separate the worms from the 'soil' (I can tell you how) and use the soil in your garden, house plants, etc. YOU MUST NOT put the worms in composters or soil outside as they are not native and they eat constantly and will eat all the surface plants.
If you are interested, please let me know and it will be another reason for spring to come quickly!@

  • Varagona Music Teacher & Lanlord

    Hello Kittyhop! I would love to learn more about these wigglers and composting.. My back yard is in dire shape and really needs a tune up.

    Not sure if it's too late this season, but any info, advice, worms, etc, is appreciated.
    Thanks!

  • Hello Varagona,

    E-mail me at KLH@mindspring.com and I send sent you back a whole-mail of information. These worms are kept in bins and produce rich!!! soil for gardens and pots. The are not native to us so they may not go directly in the ground of garden as they eat...

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    Hello Varagona,

    E-mail me at KLH@mindspring.com and I send sent you back a whole-mail of information. These worms are kept in bins and produce rich!!! soil for gardens and pots. The are not native to us so they may not go directly in the ground of garden as they eat EVERYTHING that grows and produce rapidly. But I have 'bins' (cheap, easy) and maybe people have bought what they call the 360 bins.

    But you can start out with a plastic bin and go from there and if you like it...you can 'invest'.

    We can talk about a 'compost' bin as well. Never too late...

    Looking forward to your e-mail..

3 days ago

Updated 28 hours ago

Student seeking employment

Hey, I was just wondering if there are any decently-paying jobs around that would work with a student's schedule? I'd prefer anything office-y or clerical, but I'm open to anything. :)

  • G

    Was Sara on Paulina just being sarcastically funny? Anyway, I work for a retail bank and we have a few students that work as part time tellers as do most of our other branches,

  • Hello! I'm so sorry for not responding quicker! School has started and between that and my current job I have not had the time to sit down and formulate a response.

    I truly appreciate the responses, wow! I will be contacting all the employment possibilities tomorrow on my day off....

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    Hello! I'm so sorry for not responding quicker! School has started and between that and my current job I have not had the time to sit down and formulate a response.

    I truly appreciate the responses, wow! I will be contacting all the employment possibilities tomorrow on my day off. Thank you so much!

    G, could you possibly e-mail me some details on where you work? Please feel free to send me an e-mail at JJSKwasniak@gmail.com

    And as an added note: robin at WRP, thank you specifically so much for your comments, I truly appreciate them. :)

Aug 19

Updated 30 hours ago

In need of a dog walker/sitter?

If you need a dog walker or dog sitter i am the perfect person! Dogs are my passion i love all type of dogs anywhere as small as a chihuahua to as big as a massive bull dog i am available anytime i work with ur schedule im very flexible i reason with you im not about money im about the dogs.:) comment if your interested ill give u my number:D

  • Ashley - I am also interested in seeing your rates and schedule for one dog at Fullerton and Albany (across from the Logan Square library). Likely just once a day, 5 days per week. We have not adopted yet but are looking into adopting a husky/german shepard mix and trying to get our ducks in a row! My email is keefecolorado@gmail.com. My cell phone number is 720-839-7127.

    Thanks!
    Kelly

  • Kelly K...GOOD for you!!!! And good luck! 'Adopted dogs' are just the best!

30 hours ago

Best Mexican restaurants in Irving Park

No. 1: La Oaxaqueña, 3382 N. Milwaukee Ave.

No. 3: Tixteco, 3334 N. Milwaukee Ave.

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No. 2: Taqueria El Primo, 4317 N. Elston Ave.

No. 4: Fast Burrito, 3414 W. Irving Park Road

31 hours ago

prada glasses

We found prada prescription glasses near Longman and Eagle. Let me know if you last yours!

31 hours ago

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May 08

Updated 31 hours ago

Carmenza’s Day Care opening a second location in Logan Square — right behind Haas Park

Parents always seem to be looking for good daycare options, and Carmenza’s Day Care is *terrific*. Their new second location is great, as it’s right behind Haas Park — on the 2400 block of Washtenaw. I don’t want to post their phone number in a public forum, but feel free to message me if you want their contact info.

  • I can also vouch for Carmenza's if you need a reference. My daughter is on her last week there (been there since 3 months old) and now my 3 month old son goes there as well. Bittersweet!

  • Can i get the info please? arttherapistjenny@gmail.com

3 days ago

Updated 35 hours ago

Friendly Orange Male Cat at Albany & Wellington

I found a very friendly mature, somewhat chunky orange unneutered male tabby this morning hanging out at the corner and following me around. Does anyone know where he might live? I'd like to speak with the "owners" if possible. No ear tip. I went door to door. The few folks that answered didn't have any info for me. I was on a run, so I had no phone to take a pic. I went back to see if I can get him in a carrier to check for a chip, but he was gone. Any ideas where he might live? Thanks in advance...

  • TNR time?

  • Probably. Although, if caught, this guy is a candidate for foster. There's probably plenty of ferals to TNR over there, too. If you'd like to head the effort, I'd be happy to join you to TNR in that area...Let me know. Thanks!

38 hours ago

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