10 hours ago

Updated 17 min ago

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

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

If your pet is LOST:

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

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

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

If your pet is LOST:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

If you FOUND a pet:

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

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

  • Fuarain CTA rider, walker, animal person

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

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

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

20 hours ago

Updated 43 min ago

Former Logan Pet customers and employees.

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

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

Jan 15

Updated 1 hour ago

missing dog

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

  • Tawny Whovian // Writer // W...

    Hi Guys! Just wanted to let you know that Christa has found her dog!!! :D Thanks everyone for looking out! :D

  • That's great news, how did Christa find her dog?

2 days ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Question about front yard fences

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

3 hours ago

Recommendations for Sturctural Beam Repair/Replacement

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

4 hours ago

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29 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Thank You

Thank you for being such a kind and lowing person.

6 hours ago

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Jan 19

Updated 12 hours ago

2 DOGS FOUND!

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

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

  • Fuarain CTA rider, walker, animal person

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

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

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

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

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

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

12 hours ago

Need a summer nanny?

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

4 days ago

Updated 12 hours ago

Seeking Experienced Electrician

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

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

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

  • Jason Raider Owner & Managing Broker of Raider Realty

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

4 days ago

Updated 16 hours ago

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

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

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

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

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

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

29 hours ago

Updated 16 hours ago

5 squad cars near Brew and Grow

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

  • No but the Ward office is right there, they should probably know at some point today.

  • BrK

    I believe it had to do with this:

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-irving-park-shooting-robbery-20150126-story.html

    Haven't been able to get any updated info though.

  • That's a busy area at 7am. Still no media details but if this was random, I'd be interested to find out which side of the street this happened. A few of the homes just north of the White Castle I have seen some suspicious activity but nothing to call the...

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    That's a busy area at 7am. Still no media details but if this was random, I'd be interested to find out which side of the street this happened. A few of the homes just north of the White Castle I have seen some suspicious activity but nothing to call the police about.
    I hope additional crime details are released because, like Michelle noted, this happened right in front of Alderman Mell's office. Coincidentally, a day before the 33rd ward debate. The dozen mailers hailing her crime prevention lose credibility when people are getting shot at 7am.

19 hours ago

Looking for Logan Square / Avondale Writer!

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

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

Jan 15

Updated 21 hours ago

Carpet places

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

  • J. Theo Bucktown resident

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

  • CPL949 HP Resident

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

5 days ago

Updated 22 hours ago

Floor Sanding - know anyone great?

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

4 days ago

Updated 22 hours ago

Intro and Observations

I wanted to introduce myself to the community and share some observations with my fellow neighbors. I live by the Addison and Pulaski intersection (I believe that's Avondale area?), I live with my partner and his family. I had moved from Albany Park, where I was a witness to a shooting, and coincidentally I also witnessed the shooting by Addison and Pulaski last month (talk about wrong place at the wrong time).
Before I moved in with my partner he...

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

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

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

23 hours ago

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

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

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

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

6 days ago

Updated 25 hours ago

bedbugs

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

Jan 20

Updated 25 hours ago

Logan Pets out of business

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

4 days ago

Updated 26 hours ago

Walking on Sacramento under highway

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

  • Laura social worker, vegan, avondale resident

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

  • Thanks all!

Jan 19

Updated 27 hours ago

Looking for wood shop space to rent..

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

Thanks!

  • Susan S. resident

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

  • Bryan Banser Triangle Auto Service

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

2 days ago

Updated 27 hours ago

Silver Malibu

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

6 days ago

Updated 27 hours ago

Kids stealing packages

Around 3:35 I saw a group of kids running north on the 2400 block of Spaulding Ave (about halfway between Fullerton and Altgeld). They ran up the stairs of a porch across the street from me, grabbed some packages that were on the stoop, and ran away down an alley. I couldn't tell if they had taken anything from more than one house.

I called 311, but was told I couldn't report it because I wasn't the victim. I'll let my neighbors know, but I just wanted to let people in the area know to be on the lookout and watch out for their packages. The kids were male and probably early to mid teens .

  • Aaron Logan Square

    This is just the list of packages I found in the park. Many other people commented about this problem happening to them.
    1753 N Troy
    1743 N Troy
    1725 N Troy
    1746 N Albany

  • aaron, saw same thing in Julia de Burgos the park just before christmas. A bunch of boxes were rummaged through, and a few boxes that had books in them were just left open to the elements. I was able to return a few boxes on the 1700 block but most...

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    aaron, saw same thing in Julia de Burgos the park just before christmas. A bunch of boxes were rummaged through, and a few boxes that had books in them were just left open to the elements. I was able to return a few boxes on the 1700 block but most items were stolen… On Friday we had a package turn up missing on Troy. The kicker is that we were home and looking for the delivery. I think that someone must have been following the delivery driver as we were both looking for the package...

    . . If I had the time I would bait this kids but sadly it really would be wasted time. I doubt I could prove anything if they did not have any items on them. It would be hilarious to hit them with a little bear spray though...

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Feb 25

Updated 29 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!@

  • sinergi Big fan of neighborhood news and information

    You are awesome ! I posted here just in case someone else stumbled upon it to offer me some guidance.

    I Really had no idea the same people were still active and ready to share Again and again!

    Yet another reason I love my worms. Always brings out good people.

    Debbie--
    I will message you by email.

    - mark

  • Mark - did you get my email response? Thought I'd check here, just in case it went to your spam folder.

30 hours ago

3 days ago

Updated 39 hours ago

New Veterinary Clinic in Logan Square!

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

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

  • Our new puppy goes to Boulevard. We love it there. Dr Dylan is great as is the staff. I highly recommend them.

  • we'll try it out! Thanks!

42 hours ago

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

spark energy update?

The other day, caught off guard, I allowed myself to switch to Spark Energy due to the persistence of two door to door salesmen. Looking at past threads on this topic, it seems lots of folks have had bad experiences, and some folks have seen reduced savings and feel it is a legit company with bad solicitation tactics.

Was I scammed? I feel like a goof for ignoring my gut. Thanks!

  • Joe

    I have saved with first energy for electricity and direct energy on gas (except Dec, Peoples would have been cheaper) Peoples gas charge changes every month. Lots of threads on this.

  • Like kittyhop says, read the receipt they gave you - you have maybe a week from the signing date during which you can cancel. Not sure of the exact time limit; it IS short. But if you do some quick research you can decide whether Spark is worth it for a year.

2 days ago

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2 days ago

Found Bike Key

Found near Troy & Schubert. Let me know!

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