4 days ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Found cat

Found Orange tabby cat on N Lawndale on School & Lawndale the night of December 12, very friendly and clearly an indoor cat. Brought to the vet, the cat is not fixed and there was no microchip.

Email me for more pictures or details.

Cat was brought to Animal Care and Control:

2741 S. Western Ave
312-747-1407
www.petharbor.com

Cat's number at Animal Care and Control is ID#A122654.

  • Early in Avondale Pet owner

    I went to pick up the cat at 2 today and was told that the owner had picked him up earlier today. Hopefully the owner will take proper care of the cat now that he is back home. It's great to know that there are so many pet lovers in the neighborhood.

  • Diana Davis-Tounsi My Kind Of Town

    Thanks everybody for all your help in trying to keep this cat alive. Hopefully he will be safe from now on. Happy Holidays!

10 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Another Package Theft

At 2pm today a package was stolen from my front porch near Armitage and Sawyer.
I was able to get a look at the theives from behind as they walked out of the alley and onto Armitage Ave near Kedzie, and two women witnessed the theft.

They are wearing all black, head to toe. One man was black and the second hispanic, both about 5'6- 5'8.

UPS claims they left the package with someone, but they clearly did not.
BE CAREFUL and have packages sent somewhere else, especially for the holiday season.

  • We need more people with cameras pointed toward the street so we can at least have video like they got on Albany last week. Then the police will know who to look out for. I checked mine during this time but they didn't come down my street.

  • Btooz, yes I did call the police and an officer arrived within minutes. Two officers were looking for the two men who were apparently following the UPS truck.

36 hours ago

Updated 7 hours ago

Orange Tabby (name is Chief)

I found an agency that would take in the Orange Tabby from Lawndale if someone is willing to pick up and drop it off. Not sure how to go about this. They believe that the cat is held just for up to 7 days.

  • thank you to everyone who tried to help out this lovely cat who has a tough life...

  • Scooter's Mom Buena Park resident

    This is a relief. Also, if he appears to be further neglected by his current owners, I would be willing to foster him and get him veterinary care until a "forever" home is found. Thanks everyone!

7 hours ago

7 hours ago

12/19: Fridays with Fioretti comes to the 30th Ward

Come meet Chicago Mayoral Candidate and 2nd Ward Alderman Bob Fioretti as he brings his listening tour to the Irving Park/Avondale neighborhoods. Join fellow residents to ask questions and learn about our vision of Chicago!

December 19, 2014 from 7:00pm - 8:00pm at Pueblo Latino 3456 N Pulaski Rd

Click here for more info: http://goo.gl/EQvQDO

36 hours ago

Updated 9 hours ago

Furniture donation and pick up

I have some friends looking to donate furniture and need it picked up by the end of this weekend. They have asked a bunch of places, including Salvation Army. No one has been able to pick up this week. Any suggestions of maybe some more obscure organizations that would do this and need furniture?

  • LD

    you're probably not going to find an organization that can pick up this week (or month) at this late notice, try craigslist free or freecycle. otherwise the vva is picking up on 12/23 in logan http://www.vvadonation.com/Redirector.aspx

  • Angela L Living the dream in Logan Square

    Might not be their favorite option, but I put an entire bedroom set ( dresser, 2 nightstands, and a headboard ) at the end of my alley next to the street and it was gone in less than an hour. You can also post on Craig's list like LD suggested just to let people know its there.

2 days ago

Updated 11 hours ago

Let's Get our Video Cameras Connected to CPD District/Cental Command

Being the IT Dept and administrator to the cameras that protect our Condo association since 2009, I have seen firsthand the power this tool has to solve crime. We've been subpoenaed twice and have produced useful video evidence for another dozen or so incidents over the last 5 years that all have helped make this community stronger. High ranking CPD Chief McNaughton has already successfully launched a pilot program in his previous position in Lawndale and we're very close to the reality where hiding from the law is no longer an option.

  • Smart Bike Parts Local Bike Shop

    Greetings Strike 3 - Back in 2009 we hired ADT to install 8 cameras around our property. Bike shop payed half and condo assoc payed half. Total cost of installation and equipment (cameras + DVR + Closed Circuit TV) was around $2K. Then we subscribed to 2DVR.com for $10/month and all residents have access to all the cameras 24/7 via their phones or computers.

  • VW

    Has anyone had the cops use a screen grab from a store-bought webcam connected via wifi? My ADT guy said that unless the security system uses closed circuit/hardwired and sealed system the cops won't use it because it could be tampered with (at least in the eyes of the court)--just curious if that is in fact the case, or if he was just being by the book.

2 days ago

Updated 12 hours ago

Rain Barrel Setup

Hi Neighbors,

Does anyone have a rain barrel? If so, I would love to see your setup or just ask some questions. Please post here or PM me.

Thanks!

  • sorry about the typos…

  • Just realized I don't know how to PM either. I've seen others post that though. Did anyone buy a rain barrel? Sounds like most got it for free from city programs.

2 days ago

Updated 13 hours ago

Bloomingdale Pathway

I was thinking about that pathway yesterday. What's the update on it?

27 hours ago

Updated 15 hours ago

Orange Tabby found on Lawndale now at CACC

I spoke to Dr Abby at Felines & Canines. She is aware of the situation and said they are not able to pick up the cat, but will take him in and put him up for adoption if we could get him to them. She knows me and said she would do this as a favor. I am just not sure what it entails to pick up the cat. When I call CACC they will not release any information to me.

  • You can check out CACC Cat Transfer Teams FB page for instructions on how to pull the cat. Basically you will have to get an approved rescue to put a hold on him and get him pulled.

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34 hours ago

Updated 17 hours ago

Yet another package stolen

Hi all,

Just wanted to give a heads up, had a package stolen from my porch on the 3200 block of W. McLean Ave. FedEx tracking number states "left on porch" at 11:26 am. I got the mail at noon, nothing there.

We generally request packages to have signature on delivery, however this was a gift sent from my in-laws (actually the last package they shipped went missing as well). I work from home, doorbell never rang.

I filed a police report, had FedEx run a "trace", etc.

If you happen to see this fancy ottoman hanging out in a nearby alley give me a shout I guess!

http://www.hayneedle.com/product/garrettdoublestorageottomanwithtraysideottomans.cfm

Thanks!

  • (Good to hear about 'Hayneedle'. Actually looking at chicken houses thru them..The ottoman looks nice as well.)

    Please consider out local UPS location at Cal and Arm. It is locally owned and I have a 'house account' there and they always have been terrific. Really terrific!

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    (Good to hear about 'Hayneedle'. Actually looking at chicken houses thru them..The ottoman looks nice as well.)

    Please consider out local UPS location at Cal and Arm. It is locally owned and I have a 'house account' there and they always have been terrific. Really terrific!

    Fed Ex 'lost' me an major account when they 'never picked up' at a box in Hicksville, NY (home of the first Ikea store) and then lost a 'signed contract' worth over $40,000...so I would never give them 'another chance'.

    I've NEVER had any trouble with UPS.

  • FedEx will hold your packages at any of their locations without a fee. I usually have mine held at the Kinko's in Division and it's very easy to pick up as they are open late and on weekends. UPS is not nearly as flexible unfortunately

24 hours ago

Updated 17 hours ago

Shooting at Pulaski and Addison?

Just went out to the 7-11, and there is police tape up, a cruiser there, and obvious little markers for ballistics, with an officer snapping pics. The guy at the 7-11 said that either two cars were shooting at each other, or that a fight over at Brudders went out onto the street and one person shot another. Anyone have any details?

  • Frank Skony Long time Resident

    Clarification - the tape and cruiser are outside of the Manee Thai restaurant on Pulaski.

  • from the Tribune this morning: A 22-year-old man was wounded in a shooting around 10:20 p.m. in the Old Irving Park neighborhood, said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro.

    The man was seating in the front passenger seat in a jeep in the 4000 block of West Addison Street when a male walked up and fired gunshots.

    The man was shot in the right thigh and was driven to the 17th District police station before being transported to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center where his condition stabilized.

17 hours ago

Dog Stories/ Humboldt Park (+)

On the pillars at the garden area with the buffalo couple (which my dog thought were 'real' the first time we walked there) is now a bright pink heart with 'It's a Girl' painted in the middle. It would be so interesting to find out what that 'story' is about......

2 days ago

Updated 17 hours ago

Did you see WBEZ's story on gentrification in Logan Square?

My colleague Chip Mitchell did an interesting story on how gentrification is affecting Logan Square. What'd you think of it? Did he miss anything?
http://www.wbez.org/news/real-estate-developer-hot-area-sees-bright-future-%E2%80%94-and-displacement-111231

  • Good but incomplete write up based on my experience of living around Chicago for a few decades. What is missing from this and other gentrification discussions is the ebb and flow that led to the creation of these neighborhoods in the first place. Gentrification means the process of renewal and rebuilding, without which none of the beautiful architecture in Logan Square and the lovely Humboldt Park would have existed. The story is incomplete if it doesn’t cover how Logan Square and other areas came to be depressed neighborhoods.

  • Ben 60622: Let me complete that coverage for you: White Flight is the reason these neighborhoods became depressed. Whites left and so did the City services. With Gentrification (which can be a good thing) return the Whites and the City services.

5 days ago

Updated 28 hours ago

STOLEN BUICK LESABRE DARK GREEN 1998

The witness said that there were 2 guys one white male and the other male is african american! The details of our car are, BUICK LESABRE 1998 SEMI DARK GREEN, IT HAS A DENT ON THE DRIVERS PASSENGER SIDE AND IT HAS A BLACK LEFT SIDE MIRROR. Our car was stolen on Fullerton and Sacramento. I was in the library around 1:30 pm to 2:10 pm then when i went out to the parking lot...I found out it wasn't in the parking lot where I parked it. PLEASE SHARE! LOGAN SQUARE PUBLIC LIBRARY PARKING LOT!

  • Check every day to see if you got parking tickets. When my car was stolen, they slapped parking tickets on it for weeks.

  • Sighryn Roscoe resident

    True Tami. Every time I see a car with a ton of tickets I call it in the Police. Every single one of these cars ended up as stolen.

3 days ago

Updated 37 hours ago

Bring the Chicago Foodseum to Logan Square

Hi friends - I wanted to share an exciting potential opportunity for the Logan Square neighborhood - to be the home of the "Foodseum" - Chicago's first Food Museum!

I learned about this project in the works a couple of weeks ago through an article on Eater.com http://www.eater.com/2014/11/24/7276629/chicagos-first-food-museum-foodseum-campaign Their website has more details: http://www.foodseum.org/#home

They are in the middle of a Kickstarter campaign to open their first interactive exhibit as early as Spring 2015: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/foodseum/chicagos-food-museum

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Hi friends - I wanted to share an exciting potential opportunity for the Logan Square neighborhood - to be the home of the "Foodseum" - Chicago's first Food Museum!

I learned about this project in the works a couple of weeks ago through an article on Eater.com http://www.eater.com/2014/11/24/7276629/chicagos-first-food-museum-foodseum-campaign Their website has more details: http://www.foodseum.org/#home

They are in the middle of a Kickstarter campaign to open their first interactive exhibit as early as Spring 2015: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/foodseum/chicagos-food-museum

The location has not been decided, but I immediately thought Logan Square would be the perfect location, with all the new restaurant activity, fantastic farmer's market, and plans for a future rare-fruit orchard.

After pledging my support, I emailed my thoughts to their executive director, Kyle Joseph, who personally wrote me back to thank me. He said that they are "big fans" of LS and they have been keeping an eye out there, and agreed that LS would be a great fit. He encouraged me to pass along the word in the neighborhood and said he would be happy to speak to fellow residents and supporters.

If you like this idea, please pass it along, donate to the campaign, and email the museum founders and organizers that you would love for Foodseum to come to Logan Square!

  • LD

    Agreed, I have nothing against the idea of the museum (I'd def visit out of curiosity), I just wouldn't invest in it as I am doubtful of its sustenance. Ditto for the juice bar (if the profit margins actually float the juice bar for a while, it will close as soon as the craze dies down, vitamixes get cheaper, or another, less expensive juice bar opens), although I think there's a big difference b/t restaurant/retail and hospitality/entertainment and not sure the 2 are comparable.

  • Carter O'Brien Chicagoan

    There's of course nothing wrong with people having opinions. There is however a special place in hell for those who comment negatively on web stories/projects, etc they didn't even bother to visit before forming said opinions.

3 days ago

Updated 38 hours ago

Bone Marrow Match Drive Tuesday 12/16 for Cop with Leukemia

Bone Marrow Drive TUESDAY 12/16 at 14th District Chicago Police Station, 2150 N California @ Shakespeare. 12 Noon - 6 PM
Police Officer BLANCA MAGALLON, 43 yr old mother of 4 daughters, needs match for bone marrow transplant in her battle with leukemia. Quick cheek swab, no needles. Flyer (attached jpg) from Ward 1 enewsletter

40 hours ago

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2 days ago

Two young pit bulls loose on the block

My husband and I just got off the Fullerton bus at Lawndale and two young pit bulls ran up to us and followed us to our door and tried to come home with us. They were friendly, and looked like they were being taken care of, but no collars or tags. I reported their location to 311 in case anyone is looking for them.

2 days ago

Northwest suburban police blotter

...the 4100 and 4200 block of North Bloomington Avenue, 4200 block of Mallard Lane and 4000 block of Newport Lane. Here are the latest reports...

This article has 2 other Chicago locations (Show)

• Burglars broke the rear door between 11:30 a.m. and 8:15 p.m. Dec. 5 at a home on the 1700 block of Campbell Avenue, ransacked rooms and stole fine jewelry and luggage. Loss was estimated at $500,000.

• A vandal hurled a chunk of concrete around 12:59 a.m. Dec. 11 that broke a picture window and damaged vertical blinds, a section of drywall, a lampshade and holiday decorations at a home on the 800 block of Webster Lane. Damage was estimated at $670.

2 days ago

Your questions - answered. Join Ald. Ray Suarez live on TV & online.

Join a live, interactive forum with Alderman Ray Suarez (31st ward) this Wednesday, December 17th, at 7 p.m. on CAN TV21 and http://www.cantv.org/hotline.

Whether you have questions about City Council's latest actions or issues facing your community, call in live and speak your mind.

We will also pass along any comments or questions added to this post, but if you're looking for answers, tuning in and calling in is your best option.

For more information and video about Political Forum, visit http://cantv.org/watch-now/category/political-forum/.

2 days ago

12/19: Fridays with Fioretti comes to the 30th Ward

Come meet Chicago Mayoral Candidate and 2nd Ward Alderman Bob Fioretti as he brings his listening tour to the Irving Park/Avondale neighborhoods. Join fellow residents to ask questions and learn about our vision of Chicago!

December 19, 2014 from 7:00pm - 8:00pm at Pueblo Latino 3456 N Pulaski Rd

Click here for more info: http://goo.gl/EQvQDO

2 days ago

caring neighbors

I posted a comment several weeks ago about living under the bridge at Belmont and Kedzie. I just want to take this opportunity to say thank you to all those that read my post and those that commented. I was very surprised that so many people had an opinion about the situation there, But even more surprised at what came after. So many people have stopped by and dropped of blankets, clothing and food. It is all greatly appreciated. People...

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I posted a comment several weeks ago about living under the bridge at Belmont and Kedzie. I just want to take this opportunity to say thank you to all those that read my post and those that commented. I was very surprised that so many people had an opinion about the situation there, But even more surprised at what came after. So many people have stopped by and dropped of blankets, clothing and food. It is all greatly appreciated. People have been a little friendlier and more people stop and have a few words with us. Thank you all so much for the kindness. I would especially like to thank the man who came and gave one of us a job. I don't know your name but that is the best kind of help we can get. Happy Holidays to all.......

5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

acupuncture and chiropractor?

Is there a Logan square facility that offers both services at the same location that anyone would recommend.? I have both arthritic and alignment issues going on but limited time (and $) to deal with both.

  • Sage Community Health Collective is an amazing place. They do fantastic acupuncture and they also have massage and other things, though I am not sure about chiro. Anyway, they have a wonderful mission that these services should be available to everyone, so they work on a sliding scale. If you do community acupuncture (which is a quiet room with several people getting it at once - it's not as weird as it sounds at ALL) - it's even less. I went there for several months and loved it. http://sagecommunityhealth.org/

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Dog Stories/ Humboldt Park++

This week-end there was a huge hawk 'posing' on the ground while someone not quite close took phone pictures. It appeared to be @ 2' tall and eventually flew up in a near by tree and posed some more. (I haven't seen any pigeons in that area lately either.)

As 'The Miss' and I went on our walk, we saw two pretty ladies walking arm-in-arm. I think they are sisters. One has a smile that could melt the snow; the...

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This week-end there was a huge hawk 'posing' on the ground while someone not quite close took phone pictures. It appeared to be @ 2' tall and eventually flew up in a near by tree and posed some more. (I haven't seen any pigeons in that area lately either.)

As 'The Miss' and I went on our walk, we saw two pretty ladies walking arm-in-arm. I think they are sisters. One has a smile that could melt the snow; the other is a special needs adult who I do not believe can speak. I always say 'Hello' and the special needs lady released her companion's hand to give me a hug...a nice big hug.

Then she started to cry. Large tears. I said "Please don't be sad" and her companion said "Oh, she cries when she is happy." I said 'Well, then just keep hugging and I'm glad you are happy'.

If you see them in the park, please do say 'Hello' (Hugs are optional...)

  • I bet you saw a Coopers Hawk. One flew into our backyard a few years back so I did a little research to identify the species. It might have been 2 ft. but in a little Chicago backyard, it looked like a giant Condor.

  • I saw a hawk that fits the description in my yard a few days ago.

  • i have seen that hawk a few times… it really looks like massive compared to the other birds around there...and I am pretty sure I have seen what is left of the rabbits/pigeons it destroys… looks like a small explosion of feathers & fur in the middle of the field, with nothing else around…

    the hawk i saw had quite a bit of white on it, so the coopers hawk looks to be it

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Yet another missing cat

My neighbor's cat went missing. The cat's name is Pilar. She is a small, brownish-black, sweet little kitty and she escaped this morning from the cat sitter's in the vicinity of Logan Blvd and Western. Pilar normally resides in Palmer Square near Belden and Milwaukee. I don't have a picture to post.

If anyone spots her, please let me know. Thanks!

Dec 06

Updated 2 days ago

Coming soon to Diversey and Richmond

This new bar and restaurant maybe a great addition to Logan Square. I have heard several different explanations as to just what it might be, stay tuned.

  • "A large ham selection will hang from behind the bar, and every guest, whether ordering a glass of wine at the bar or sitting down for a meal, will get a complimentary wooden board with a handful of fresh slices of meat like prosciutto or Spanish-style jamon with some pickles."
    How cool...

  • sounds interesting, I wish them success.

2 days ago

Dog Seen at Kedzie and George

I was on my way to work and was able to snap a picture of what looks like a lost dog.

2 days ago

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Dec 11

Updated 3 days ago

New Project In Old Zacetecas Restaurant?

Anyone know what's going in the old Zacetecas restaurant space on Diversey in Logan? Yes, yes, I know. Probably a bar or restaurant. Just curious what people or groups are involved.

3 days ago

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Dec 09

Updated 4 days ago

MEGAMALL NEWS ? ANY ?

lots going on with developments by california and also by logan stop, any news on the mega-mall development. any meeting / plans / dates?

  • I went to the business meeting about the Mega Mall redevelopment, and nothing is written in stone, but the proposal was for: a 40,000 sq ft supermarket at the Sacramento end of Milwaukee with two stories of parking above and a two store gym over that. The rest of the...

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    I went to the business meeting about the Mega Mall redevelopment, and nothing is written in stone, but the proposal was for: a 40,000 sq ft supermarket at the Sacramento end of Milwaukee with two stories of parking above and a two store gym over that. The rest of the block with be residential (approx 200 rental units) with retail on the first floor. It will appear to be 5-6 separate building from the outside with some set backs. There will be a new traffic light in the middle of the block for cars to turn into the parking lot. Truck traffic in the back. 20 ft sidewalks in front. 10% affordable housing and they said no TIF funds would be use (I would love to see that). The buildings will vary for approx. 7 to 9 stories. Those were the features I found most interesting but there was more.
    That was the proposal. Call Alderman Waguespack or wait for the public meetings that are coming.

  • That public meeting should be interesting! Logan Square seems set on no buildings over 4 or 5 stories....with 6 really pushing it.

Dec 04

Updated 4 days ago

Kids' chess teacher? Kids' chess club?

Hi all!

I would like to form a chess group for young kids, to start after the new year. I'm in the early stages of this project, and I need a chess teacher, and other kids!

Do you know (or are you) a chess teacher who can work with three or four kids (my kid is almost 7), to teach the game and the strategic thinking behind it? Drop me a line!

Do you have a kid who might like...

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Hi all!

I would like to form a chess group for young kids, to start after the new year. I'm in the early stages of this project, and I need a chess teacher, and other kids!

Do you know (or are you) a chess teacher who can work with three or four kids (my kid is almost 7), to teach the game and the strategic thinking behind it? Drop me a line!

Do you have a kid who might like to learn chess? You drop me a line, too!

I'm thinking one afternoon per week. I'm happy to host in my Logan Square apartment (it will make me vacuum, and for that I'd be grateful).

--Corrin
(also posted on the Logan Square yahoo group--apopogies to cross-readers)

  • Seth Logan Square resident for 13+ years

    My 8- and 10-year-olds would like to be involved in some chess get-togethers, too.

  • Okay, Seth--I'll keep you posted!

6 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Cars shooting at each other

Just witnessed 2 cars chasing each other around Armitage/Central Park area, happened around 1:15 today. They flew by me, heard about 6-8 gun shots. Anyone know more?

  • That's horrible. Bad any time, but really scary this kind of stuff is happening in the middle of the day..

  • You called it into 911, right?

6 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Brown/White Pit Bull Hit By Car on Humboldt/Cortland Today

Just wondering if it was a stray or someone's pet? The dog unfortunately passed, but if the owner is reading this, wanted you to know that there were some very kind police officers and firemen that stayed with him/her and comforted her as she passed.

  • Jen

    Heartbreaking. I live right over there and I'm glad I didn't see it. Thanks for helping

  • Unfortunately, no, the driver didn't stop. A few good neighbors came out to try and help, but there wasn't much that could be done b/c the dog was reacting in fear and didn't want to be touched. They had to wait for Animal Care and Control to get there and...

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    Unfortunately, no, the driver didn't stop. A few good neighbors came out to try and help, but there wasn't much that could be done b/c the dog was reacting in fear and didn't want to be touched. They had to wait for Animal Care and Control to get there and by then, it was too late. Seriously though, some fantastic police officers and a fire chief stayed with the dog the entire time trying to comfort it and keep it calm. As a dog owner, I'd want to know someone was there with my dog and tried to show compassion in this situation - hence the post to EB.

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