1 min ago

Anyone had luck with antique window repair?

have some of those big old windows with original glass that are in good to fair condition but sticky / painted shut...one has missing panes. has anyone been able to find a reasonable repair source? (if it gets to be $600 or more per windows, it kind of forces you to go with new ugly windows, which is a shame as these windows have survived for more than 100 years) and do all the companies take the windows completely out to do the repairs or do any leave them in?

28 min ago

Tub Refinishing

Does anyone have a good referral for someone who does tub refinishing / reglazing? I have an old clawfoot tub that needs help. We have tried doing it ourselves twice and its just not working. I have looked on Yelp already - just thought I would see if anyone else has any info. Thanks!

41 min ago

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23 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Police Activity

Anyone know what was going on near Kedzie/Altgeld this morning? I saw 9 police cars outside of 2348-ish N. Kedzie while walking my dog around 7:45 this morning.

  • Didn't seem like a roll call. There were 7 cars when I walked by initially, then 2 cars came flying down Kedzie with lights and sirens on.

  • No roll call.

47 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Blue Can - Recycle Service

A quick neighborhood survey: How often does the blue cans get emptied in your neck of the woods?

As of late it's been erratic in my neighborhood--sometime up to takes 3 weeks to get collected. I call 311 and I am impressed that it gets picked up within a day or 2. Does anyone have insight why they don't come on a weekly basis? And how it can be set up to do so?

  • Agree with KPG, our buildings containers and like half of the buildings on my alley got tagged this week with the orange stickers saying they could not pick up whatever it was people are throwing in there because it was not recyclable.
    So, this I guess is the warning for all of you. Shape up, and take this seriously and DO SEPARATE your trash from your recyclables. That primarily means do not put anything in it that has come in contact with food.

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    YES in some neighborhoods residents are non-compliant. OR passersby dump in the wrong place.

    The City needs to do something about this. In some neighborhoods city services have deteriorated to third world standards.

    Find out who your regional S&S guy is. Ask him to ask the truck on your route...

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    YES in some neighborhoods residents are non-compliant. OR passersby dump in the wrong place.

    The City needs to do something about this. In some neighborhoods city services have deteriorated to third world standards.

    Find out who your regional S&S guy is. Ask him to ask the truck on your route to pick up Blue recycle bins on their normal route if they appear to be full of regular garbage. This will save the 3 or 6 week wait to get a recycle bin emptied. Bins full of food or other garbage that rats eat...will cause a HUGE rat problem if they are not picked up regularly.

    The city makes systems. When the system fails they don't have a plan B. Residents need to go to extraordinary means to get service in some neighborhoods. That stinks.

2 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Water leaking from House

Morning, on my way to work this morning I could hear alot of water leaking from a neighbors house but it is vacant. The house was recently up for sale..I could see alot of water in the little walkway at side of house..Who do I call if I do not know who lives there?

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7 hours ago

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7 hours ago

Candles, signs and a vigil on Hamlin and George?

Anyone know what this vigil was for? Apparently someone named "green eyes" died. Not sure if it was gang related or if he was shot, hit by a car, etc?

3 days ago

Updated 10 hours ago

Handyman needed for a small roofing job

We have been searching for a few weeks to find someone for a small roofing job - to seal around a few stack pipes, and cap one (2 story single family home). We were told that this job should take less than 30 minutes, but because it's the end of roofing season, everyone is busy and only taking big ticket jobs. The last guy to come out said to make it worth his time, it would be $600-700. Everyblock has given folks some great advice, so I thought I would give it a shot! Thank you in advance for any suggestions!

  • margv Margaret

    We had a problem finding someone to put a cap on last fall, same issue with small project. I got Lindholm roofing to come out, it was a really quick job ended up costing just under $300 I believe- more than I thought it should've but they were really the only people I could get out anytime soon. They were prompt and professional and worked out well.
    http://www.lindholmroofing.com

  • Thanks so much, Margv! We used them in the past, as few years ago, and I don't know why we didn't think to try them again.

2 days ago

Updated 12 hours ago

Landscaper Recommendation

Hey all,

My landlord is looking for recommendations for someone who can come out and do simple yard work (mow the lawn, trim the hedges, etc). Anyone have any recommendations? Nothing too fancy, but must be able to bring their own equipment.

  • Megan60622 Humbolt Park Resident

    Try MT Lawncare - they're great !

  • C. M. D. Avondale Triangle resident

    We've used Dynamic Landscaping for years - very reliable, reasonable prices, they do yard maintenance, storm cleanup, gutter cleaning, etc. 773-774-2447

  • Craig Coleman at (872) 600-7840 is who I use. Very happy with him.

Jul 15

Updated 13 hours ago

Fresh Market Place Open Date?

Hello! Does anyone know when the Fresh Market Place on Western (about three blocks north of Armitage) is set to open?

  • Paul I'm sooooo excited I live right around the corner from the store. The company I work for is on the corner and we are happy because we are always looking for something to eat in the mornings. Paul by curiosity are you guys taking applications my son is 19 looking for work. Please keep me posted Thank you!

  • Hey Paul,
    I live a few blocks away from the new market place that would be opening some time soon. I was wondering if fresh market place was hiring? I am 16 years old. Looking for a part time job. ~ Thanks

43 hours ago

Updated 15 hours ago

Bogus parking ticket in Logan Square

I got a ticket in the mail yesterday for $100 claiming I was parked on a bus stop on California Ave and Logan. I never park there. I have a text message thread on my phone from that day where I was meeting a client several blocks away from there to pick up a key from her..like literally within minutes of supposedly getting this ticket. I remember that day and I had no reason to be or park on California....

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I got a ticket in the mail yesterday for $100 claiming I was parked on a bus stop on California Ave and Logan. I never park there. I have a text message thread on my phone from that day where I was meeting a client several blocks away from there to pick up a key from her..like literally within minutes of supposedly getting this ticket. I remember that day and I had no reason to be or park on California. There is no picture printed on the ticket or online that I can see and obviously I never got a hard copy on my windshield. I'm contesting..not sure if I'll get anywhere as the only proof I have is some text messages setting up to meet with my client at that time. I suppose she can vouch for me but not sure if that even has any weight. Anyone gotten a similar ticket lately? Just wondering if a cop is running around giving bogus tickets or if maybe my license plate number got transposed or something with the actual car at fault. Really frustrating!

  • we, the citizens, did not get to vote for or against the 'new privatized' parking meters.

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    WE the Voters elected those who APPROVED the privatized meters. Every bad anti citizen protocol that happens occurs because we voted in the wrong person/part OR we didn't vote at all. One parety rule for more than 50 years is not a democracy. especial with the stats of Illinois and Chicago being so bad.

22 hours ago

Updated 15 hours ago

Meet a neighbor ...

Come visit us today for our Garage sale . Most items under $5.
3537 W Lyndale Street (drake & lyndale)
Open until 4.

  • Great meeting you guys today! Thanks for the great deals!

  • Chandler Logan Square Resident

    It's been a great day . Thanks . Kids are still hanging out trying to sell stuff :) We met some knew friends and saw some other familiar faces too . Good times .

3 days ago

Updated 18 hours ago

gunshots

Did anyone hear gunshots near Addison and Lawndale at about 5 a.m. on Thursday (9/18) morning?

  • Tom G Living in Avondale since 1994

    I live two blocks away and didn't hear it, but my windows were closed. I posted earlier about a dozen shots I heard Monday at 1:30 am. I partially agree with JeffW that this is part of living in Chicago, but if things are heating up around here it's good to report them so that the cops pay extra attention. Imagine a city without guns.

  • PBB

    Oh, I agree. I always try to be careful. Just kind of scary to be woken up by gunshots at 5 in the morning. Be safe everyone!

Jun 01

Updated 18 hours ago

Glass Shower Enclosure

Does anyone have any recommendations for a contractor who installs custom shower glass doors? Thanks!

23 hours ago

lost ID and credit cards

My "wallet" is a bunch of cards tied together with an elastic. I lost it near Parson's chicken (the corner of Armitage and Humboldt Blvd) last night at about 12:30am. Please get back to me if you have any information. Thank you.

24 hours ago

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27 hours ago

2 days ago

Updated 28 hours ago

Snow Removal Recommendations?

small lot...front/back and (I think it is called the 'gangway'?) down the side of the house to the alley. This past year made me reconsider getting a service!

  • many landscapers also do snow removal

  • C. M. D. Avondale Triangle resident

    Our lawn service does snow removal too. Very reliable company, reasonable prices, we've been customers for about 6 years. Dynamic Landscaping, 773-774-2447.

46 hours ago

Updated 32 hours ago

free: couple dozen vintage bricks

small pile of vintage bricks in the calf/armitage area. most are pieces but there are maybe a dozen or two whole vintage bricks if you have a project...PM me...free for the taking.

Sep 13

Updated 34 hours ago

Odd Store Front at Kedzie & Grace

Just south of Grace on Kedzie (couple doors south of Christina's bar) there is an odd storefront. There is no name on the front, and it's clearly not residential. There are weird items in the store like miniature houses and cats. I've never seen anyone doing anything inside. Does anyone have any idea what this place is?

  • I bet Dr. Who's Time Machine is in there !

  • An older woman lives there. I think it used to be a beauty salon, and now is her home.

Jul 23

Updated 36 hours ago

Is that your dog?

We just saw a white with tan spots female chihuahua running loose around Central Park and Schubert. Wearing no collar or tags. She was timid but friendly and wouldn't let us get close enough to pick her up.
Just a heads up, hopefully she wasn't too far from home! :(

  • CC

    There is a sign in Palmer square for a do that fits that description.

  • Just saw a pup fitting this description on central park and Dickens

4 days ago

Updated 37 hours ago

Need to find a new home for my 2 cats

Hello,
So I need to find a new, loving home for my 2 cats. I have a newborn, a 3 yr old & just went back to work, keeping up with my fur babies is getting to be too much for me.

Monkey is a black, long haired boy. He's a sweetheart, loves to be loved. He is very lazy (but what cat isnt) and extremely friendly.
Buttons is a black/white short hair girl. She's also friendly and like to play.

I adopted them as kittens 5 yrs ago and would like to keep them together if possible.

Please email me if you're interested.

thanks

2 days ago

Updated 41 hours ago

Find a set of keys? My dad (visiting from Ohio) lost his somewhere...

Hey all, my dad is visiting this weekend from Ohio, and somehow lost his keys. My sister and I think they may be in or near Unity Park. He's staying on St. Louis. Let me know if you find a set of keys somewhere? Thank you!

  • Sorry, actually somewhere near Palmer Square Park, not Unity.

  • Liz

    Hi Martha, I saw that someone in Palmer park found keys. They wrote their number in chalk with a note. Good luck! Sorry I didn't take down the number!

2 days ago

Updated 42 hours ago

Gun shots

Did anyone hear shots around logan blvd or Milwaukee? I want to call the cop but I don't hv any info apart from the possible sound.

  • There were some fireworks being shot off by a house party on Albany just south of Dickens last night; They had about two rounds of mortars and a few little bursts of firecrackers, but they weren't shooting off anything past 10PM.

  • Unfortunately, this morning was definitely gun shots

2 days ago

Updated 43 hours ago

Tradespeople Recommendations in Logan/Bucktown?

Our move to Logan Square is approaching and it's time to start lining up trades people... anybody have recommendations for: wood floor refinishing, interior painting, cabinet refinishing, general handymen that service the Logan/Bucktown area?

Aug 03

Updated 46 hours ago

Free Vintage Chicago Bricks

Approximately 1000 vintage Chicago Bricks
Wish I had a use for them, but I don't
Come and pick them up!
mitchellronit@gmail.com

thanks

2 days ago

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3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Donation pick-up?

Hi there, it seems that organizations that used to pick up at my house (near Kimball/Wrightwood) no longer do so. Full disclosure: I'm too lazy to drop off and like the tax write-off perk that comes with donation, so I am missing these pick-ups (VVA/Amvets/Purple Heart/Cancer Federation have all responded that they no longer pick up in my neighborhood). Anybody know of anything? If not I guess I resort back to Free Stuff (and accompanying flakes) on CL and the Mysterious Alley People and forgo my tax deductions.

  • LD

    thanks all - lots of options offered, maybe I donate stuff and get a tax break w/out much effort after all :)

  • I second donating to Howard Brown's "The Brown Elephant". They are a great organization here in Chicago.

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Home cleaning service needed.

Can anyone give me a referral for quality and affordable home cleaning service? Recently moved here. I've tried a couple of larger companies (manic maids and merry maids) and not only they are overpriced but cleaning quality is subpar. Suggestions are much appreciated!

  • AMG

    Try doing a search on this site. It's been asked many times and our neighbors have given some great suggestions.

    good luck!

  • Grace Housekeeper

    I have many years of experience and many long time clients who would gladly provide referrals. I can provide you with a free estimate at your preferred date and time. Please feel free to call me at 773-858-0926

  • http://www.maidforchicago.com
    We use this group for our 2 bed 2 bath and 3 shedding dogs. Always get 2 ladies and we always have had excellent communication with the owner. He has come by a few times to check on their work. Very nice. Average price. Far above average cleaning.

2 days ago

5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Red Ford Focus stolen at around 5pm, Tuesday at Logan and California.

My car was stolen this afternoon. I ran out of gas while making a left turn onto California from Logan. Two kind people helped stop traffic and push me to the north side of California, across the street from the Starbucks. It was a large black man and a small black woman who helped me push the car. They checked that I had help and left me. I immediately started walking south to the gas station on Fullerton and California....

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My car was stolen this afternoon. I ran out of gas while making a left turn onto California from Logan. Two kind people helped stop traffic and push me to the north side of California, across the street from the Starbucks. It was a large black man and a small black woman who helped me push the car. They checked that I had help and left me. I immediately started walking south to the gas station on Fullerton and California. I was gone about ten minutes. When I returned it was gone, though a hubcap was still on the sidewalk.

The person I talked to at the police station said that it is likely that someone perhaps with a tow truck saw it was broken down and took it. It would have been very hard to get gas for it and steal it in the time I was gone. I do have all the keys.

If anyone was in the area at the time or saw anything suspicious, please let me know. Thank you so much.

  • I have to admit..I really liked this thread...it started out for me 'OH NO!!!!' and now it is a good ending and a great story...

  • My friends have agreed that this would make a really corny plot for a badly written sitcom. Glad my good fortune and good neighbors also happens to be so entertaining!

    I had to explain it to the police officers today, to cancel my police report. They only laughed at me a little.

2 days ago

Your Pet's Wellness Pet Healthcare business

I can't recommend this business and Dr. Jessica Miller enough for their warm, patient, empathetic and personal attention when we had to make a hard and very, very sad decision for our beloved cat, Emma. She was kind, accommodating, efficient, respectful, gentle and lovely as she helped us say goodbye to our girl.

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

  • KJ

    The neighborhood does need more studios and one bedroom apartments. It is still easy (now) to find an affordable place to live if you have two people but if it is just you, the options are really limited. Not sure if the new construction is going to address that or...

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    The neighborhood does need more studios and one bedroom apartments. It is still easy (now) to find an affordable place to live if you have two people but if it is just you, the options are really limited. Not sure if the new construction is going to address that or if their prices will be really high for these one bedrooms but there are very few one bedrooms in this neighborhood in general.

    While I think it makes sense that the mega mall needs to go, I am also a renter and wonder how it will affect me once we start getting more retail, which the neighborhood needs unless you shop just at thrift stores or Shop and Save type of places. I also am pretty far from the Mega Mall though as well, so I don't think it would even affect me all that soon. Plus, my friend works at a big architecture firm that was asked to do a mock up for it possibly, and she said it would take 4-5 years anyway to be open for business for such a big project, especially if they have to build a parking deck.

  • Thanks for the correction, Anton Cermak. Whatever it is, it looks like phoney and cheap closeup.

2 days ago

SOX / LoganSquares JAMES CALLAHAN pitched 1st NO HITTER AmericanLeague 9/20/1902

102 years ago September 20, 1902: Logan Squares player & White Sox Pitcher NIXEY CALLAHAN (James Joseph Callahan) pitched FIRST NO HIT GAME in American Baseball League history as Chicago beat Detroit. Callahan played for and coached our Logan Squares semi pro team, and was namesake for Callahans Baseball Field (from 1900-1925) Milwaukee Ave at Sawyer.
Callahan played for the Philadelphia Phillies (1894)
Chicago Colts (1897)
Chicago Orphans (Cubs) (1898-1900)
Chicago White Stockings (1901-1903)
Chicago White Sox (1904-1905; 1909-1913) He...

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102 years ago September 20, 1902: Logan Squares player & White Sox Pitcher NIXEY CALLAHAN (James Joseph Callahan) pitched FIRST NO HIT GAME in American Baseball League history as Chicago beat Detroit. Callahan played for and coached our Logan Squares semi pro team, and was namesake for Callahans Baseball Field (from 1900-1925) Milwaukee Ave at Sawyer.
Callahan played for the Philadelphia Phillies (1894)
Chicago Colts (1897)
Chicago Orphans (Cubs) (1898-1900)
Chicago White Stockings (1901-1903)
Chicago White Sox (1904-1905; 1909-1913) He also managed the Sox (1904- shared with Fielder Jones; and 1911-1913). Callahan shifted from right hand pitcher to infield and outfield during his versatile playing career. Callahan played for semipro team "Logan Squares" and managed LSquares after Sox career.
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Callahan (1907) in LOGAN SQUARES uniform
Callahan (1905) close up in White Sox uniform
Callahan (1909) Sox uniform
Callahan (1912) Sox Manager

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Logan Square Eat

Just moved to Logan Square and have heard repeatedly that this area has the vest food in the city! I'm excited!! What are some faves we should know about?? Thanks!!

  • Brandon G Brewer. Engineer. Human.

    LD, I go to Diamond for my Ethiopian fix, but not often cause that is a hike.

  • Brandon G Brewer. Engineer. Human.

    Kelly B, Orbit Rooms' Mac and Cheese is the best in the city. I usually get it with blackened chicken, and add a little Sriracha. It's big enough for two people to share.

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Graffiti

I've seen this particular graffiti popping up around my neighborhood. Anyone see it elsewhere or know who it's affiliated with?

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

GQ Magazine Gave a Shout Out to Logan Square Drinking Establishments

Watch out for well-dressed drunkards swarming to the neighborhood. GQ Magazine named Chicago America's Best Drinking City for 2014. Probably nothing you didn't already know but it's nice to see more national recognition for our lovely neighborhood:
http://www.gq.com/food-travel/201409/chicago-officially-the-greatest-place-in-america-to-drink#slide=18

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Custom Blue Bike stolen in Logan Square

Please be on the lookout for this bike, second one stolen in 2 years. Already posted in the Stolen Bike Registry and filed a police report. More info about the bike here: http://chicago.stolenbike.org/node/195867

  • Thanks! @J.Smith I have been going down the list on the chain link site. Thanks for your support and message!

  • I'm sorry to hear that your bicycle was stolen! I see that the bike was locked with a cable and padlock. I highly suggest getting a high-quality U-lock for your next bike. Those seem to deter thieves more.

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Five Point Holistic Health

Hi All - I just wanted to make everyone aware of a new business in the neighborhood that is a great resource for the community of Logan Square. Five Point Holistic Health is a community acupuncture clinic located on Fullerton just west of Kedzie that opened in May of 2014. I happened upon the clinic during a walk with my son over the past weekend and set an appointment for last night. Community-style acupuncture treatments cost only $25.00 per treatment...

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Hi All - I just wanted to make everyone aware of a new business in the neighborhood that is a great resource for the community of Logan Square. Five Point Holistic Health is a community acupuncture clinic located on Fullerton just west of Kedzie that opened in May of 2014. I happened upon the clinic during a walk with my son over the past weekend and set an appointment for last night. Community-style acupuncture treatments cost only $25.00 per treatment (first treatment adds $10.00), and private appointments are available if wanted/needed. I am a licensed acupuncturist myself, and I've experienced acupuncture in many different environments. I had a great experience last night during my appointment and will be back. If you are at all interested in trying acupuncture and/or Chinese herbal medicine as a treatment option for yourself, I highly recommended checking this place out. In my opinion, a good, professional and affordable clinic that offers alternative medicine will only enhance the sustainability and enjoyability of our community! http://www.fivepointholistichealth.com/

  • I can't speculate on how the practitioners at this particular clinic will address lower back pain, however in my experience all back pain can effectively be treated in a reclining chair with points other than those on the back (and without needing to disrobe at all), so a community type treatment could certainly work.

  • LoganK Livin it up...

    Thanks, Jill. My degenerated discs are L4/L5 and they're pretty bad (genetic and 8 years of year-round volleyball are to thank). I've had some excellent deep tissue massages and I've had enough physical therapy to know exactly what stretches to incorporate into my daily work outs but when discs are...

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    Thanks, Jill. My degenerated discs are L4/L5 and they're pretty bad (genetic and 8 years of year-round volleyball are to thank). I've had some excellent deep tissue massages and I've had enough physical therapy to know exactly what stretches to incorporate into my daily work outs but when discs are degenerated so severely, very little will help a certain type of pain. Thankfully, that level of pain isn't around daily but if I can find a holistic preventative measure in addition to the yoga, swimming, stretching, etc. then I'm all for it. I'm not opposed to private or group, which ever will deliver the best results. Thanks again, guys.

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