36 min ago

Internet service provider in Avondale

I'm moving to Avondale next week and was told RCN doesn't service the area. What alternative providers are there?

32 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

5 story 'Micro' apartment building approved for 2328 N. Milwaukee Ave

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150325/logan-square/micro-apartments-approved-for-logan-square-after-year-of-revision

According to dnainfo:

"The Transit-Oriented Development would house 52 units ranging from an average size of 439-square-foot studios, 1,537-square-foot one-bedroom units and roughly 1,000-square-foot two-bedroom units
Cost for each unit will range from $1,200 for studio apartments, $1,400 for one-bedroom units and roughly $2,100 for two-bedroom units.

The plan for the Logan Square development will feature 18 parking spaces, two Zipcars and five affordable housing units — 10 percent of the total units"

So this won't be have 'SRO'...

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http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150325/logan-square/micro-apartments-approved-for-logan-square-after-year-of-revision

According to dnainfo:

"The Transit-Oriented Development would house 52 units ranging from an average size of 439-square-foot studios, 1,537-square-foot one-bedroom units and roughly 1,000-square-foot two-bedroom units
Cost for each unit will range from $1,200 for studio apartments, $1,400 for one-bedroom units and roughly $2,100 for two-bedroom units.

The plan for the Logan Square development will feature 18 parking spaces, two Zipcars and five affordable housing units — 10 percent of the total units"

So this won't be have 'SRO' /single room occupancy zoning. And to me the units are not very MICRO...or cheep. (I think the article might be mixing up the 1000sqft 2 bedroom with the 1500sqft 1 bedroom).

To me this seems like a good fit for a busy corner right by the El. This should help spread the revitalization of Milwaukee Ave further northwest.

  • jb, the idea is "what 23 year old has $1,200 a month to spend?"

  • Alan.. You're probably wrong.

    A 23 year old might not, a 25-30yr old single "young professional" would pay that much to be near all the "cool" bars and be right by the train to get to work. I'd never pay that much but people certainly will.

31 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Found cat - Milwaukee & Sawyer

Found a young male grey tabby on our porch this morning. Collar but no tags. Very friendly, but seemed scared to be outside. We are keeping him safe inside.

  • Just this morning, I brought a friendly stray, which had been beat to a bloody pulp, possibly by a dog or another cat, into the Tree House clinic. They're transferring him to an ER. Make no mistake, any outdoor cat, feral or someone's pet, can suffer an excruciating plight.

  • time and again, it's posters that work...put on the corner lamp posts and in neighbors' doors. the owner -- or someone who recognizes the cat and knows who it belongs to -- may contact you. a lot of older pet owners are not looking online...

27 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Need CPA Recommendation

My husband just started his Hardwood flooring business, we are now in need of a CPA does anyone know of a good and reliable CPA that can be recommended?

Thank you.

  • Jdo concerned mom

    Pat Alvino 773.561.8778. 5820 N Broadway. We started going to her when we bought our business. Good luck!

  • Bill Vlazny-CPA, CFP at Chicago Tax & Financial-3260 N. Clark St. (773) 348-3600.
    In the business forever and I love this guy!

  • Carmen B I love here.

    I love this guy- use him for business and personal:

    F.T. Karall Company

    3805 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL. 60613

    Email: frank@ftkcpa.com | Website: http://www.ftkcpa.com/

    Phone: 773.404.8484 | Fax: 77.404.0093

5 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Mulch by the truck load

Are there any places nearby that sell mulch by the truck load? Or is there a way to rent a truck (Home Depot) and go get a truckload of mulch? Our building has a mulch bed that runs the entire parkway of a half block. We've had the outfit that mows our tiny yards install and refill it in the past, but wouldn't mind doing it myself if the economics are right. And I've looked into going to Home Depot, or something similar, and buying by the bag and that did not seem like a reasonable option.

6 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Found dogs

Two dogs were found near Starbucks at Roscoe and leavitt. Large Brindle mix and large doodle. They're safe with me

30 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

More on the stick ups at 3000 W Schubert from DNA Info-

A man who wore a hoodie with the famous tagline "We Trippy Mane" during one crime is suspected of robbing Logan Square residents at gunpoint this month.

The saying was made famous by Juicy J, of the Academy Award-winning rap duo Three 6 Mafia.

During the robberies, the man says he has a weapon then takes the victim's property.

The first robbery occurred on March 14 around 10:30 p.m., in the 3000 block of West Schubert Avenue. On Monday, another...

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A man who wore a hoodie with the famous tagline "We Trippy Mane" during one crime is suspected of robbing Logan Square residents at gunpoint this month.

The saying was made famous by Juicy J, of the Academy Award-winning rap duo Three 6 Mafia.

During the robberies, the man says he has a weapon then takes the victim's property.

The first robbery occurred on March 14 around 10:30 p.m., in the 3000 block of West Schubert Avenue. On Monday, another person was robbed around 12:25 a.m. on the same block. About 15 minutes later, another person was robbed in the 2900 block of West Schubert Avenue, police said.

According to police, the suspect is between 18 and 30 years old, stands around 5-foot-11 and weighs about 165 pounds.

In one of the incidents, the man was wearing a dark sweatshirt with pink lettering of the phrase "We Trippy Mane," blue jeans, beige boots and earrings in both ears, police said.

you can see the thug at this lnk: http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150325/lincoln-square/we-trippy-mane-hoodie-wearing-man-robbing-lincoln-square-residents

17 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Baby shower venue rental

Looking to rent a venue for a baby shower 60-70 guest. Preferably a outdoor patio but will consider indoors too. Also must allow outside catering.

  • J's

    If the venue allows alcoholic drinks its plus but if they don't that's not a problem

  • AIF

    Humblebar and Lounge, 3018 west North Ave, has an upstairs venue that is perfect for baby showers with no children. Outside food is welcome but not outside liquor. Contact humblebar312@gmail.com for more information.
    Would love to send you pictures, can't seem to paste them onto this thread.

33 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

AT&T Internet Issues

Anyone else in Logan/surrounding neighborhoods having problems with the Internet since last night? I haven't had a chance to call yet but was wondering if we were the only ones. We already hate our service anyway--this might be the straw that breaks the camel's back!

  • Deepti Logan Resident

    Also not available in our area! He made certain that we shouldn't be charged unless they try to fix something on one of our home devices (e.g. ipad, computer, etc) which I know for a fact they won't be even touching. I have had my fair share of angry phone calls to AT&T so I am ready to have another if needed :) I will get that number from you if it's necessary though!

  • I thought they said 'if they come into the home' to check..interested to see what happens. Thanks for the information!

32 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Two Towers/Max Gerber Development 2nd Community Meeting

The 2nd Community Meeting for the old Max Gerber Project (The Two Towers), at 2293 N. Milwaukee Ave, will be Monday, March 30th, at the Haas Park Fieldhouse at 6:30 p.m .

The last meeting was packed and was originally proposed to add 253 rental units in the area near the California L station - that's on top of 52 now permitted at 2340 N. California and 120 planned to open in Spring 2016 at 2211 N. Milwaukee.

26 hours ago

Updated 7 hours ago

General Contractor

I'm looking to hire a general contractor this spring to complete a number of projects on my home including, installing a new roof and deck, hardwood flooring, and bathroom updates.
Do you have a local contractor you would recommend who is honest, professional, and does a remarkable job?

  • Jon Hiatt, RA LEED GA Architect in Old Town

    Nick,
    I personally have used Bluesky Roofing for my deck (they do more than just roofs) and I am pleased with their work.

    A note about the roof deck. First you will need a permit; many contractors will tell you will not. The homeowner is responsible for getting the proper...

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    Nick,
    I personally have used Bluesky Roofing for my deck (they do more than just roofs) and I am pleased with their work.

    A note about the roof deck. First you will need a permit; many contractors will tell you will not. The homeowner is responsible for getting the proper permits. Also, adding a roof deck is not always as easy as it sounds. Unless you are replacing a legal existing roof deck, you will most likely need to upgrade the structure of the roof. The city code requires decks to be built with a 100 pounds per square foot live load, people standing on it, plus the weight of the deck, roofing, sheathing, etc. Thus wherever you place the deck, the roof structure under it needs to meet this requirement, which means tearing up the roof, sheathing and working on the structure, then replacing the roof, and then adding the deck.

    If the building has no existing roof deck, most likely it was built for a 20 pounds per square foot live load for maintenance work, with other considerations such as snow loads, roof ponding, etc, which will could cause a serious life safety issue if the deck is packed with people. Other considerations also need to be taken into account when building a deck, for example two exits might be required depending on egress travel distance, size of deck, occupant count.

    I am an architect with my own practice and have done this type of work before. Call me at 312.945.6208 and we can talk about what you need to do and I can write up a proposal for the work.

    Cheers,
    Jon Hiatt RA, LEED GA, InterNACHI
    www.hydrantstudio,.com

  • keroleen, yes, we pulled out a million year old boiler and radiators and put in forced air. that was a sub-contractor my contractor brought in. it wasn't cheap. i know there are people out there that recondition old radiator systems...my friend did that for his building.

5 days ago

Updated 7 hours ago

Does anyone know if neighbors construction workers are allowed on neighbors property?

Would anyone definitely know if a neighbors construction workers are allowed on a neighbors property without permission? Or how to handle?

  • I can now see they also dug in between the houses on my property and left big chunks of dirt. I will try to get a hold of my home owner's insurance and I have left a message for a real estate lawyer.

  • Maybe you can file a lien against the owners for damages. That might get their attention.

8 hours ago

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19 hours ago

Updated 9 hours ago

Stolen vehicle

My car was stolen at belden and campbell.
It was a 2001 Honda crv. Silver

  • West Logan Pioneer Welcoming more and more like-minded neighbors

    I don't know where your car is, or if you'll ever see it again but I want to tell you that it is likely that you will see it again one day. The same thing happened to my partner's car twice, also CRV @same age and miraculously it came back...

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    I don't know where your car is, or if you'll ever see it again but I want to tell you that it is likely that you will see it again one day. The same thing happened to my partner's car twice, also CRV @same age and miraculously it came back to us. Report it as I am certain you did, and as I have practiced since two returns of his CRV, if you see a what looks to be abandoned car in your neighborhood ditched after a joy ride, call police!

    Here's to hoping your car turns up.

  • Keep checking to see if any parking tixs come up as well but the police may call you if they find it abandoned. What does your insurance say to do? I got mine back ..in pieces...5 days later. Good luck!

35 hours ago

Updated 9 hours ago

Scoby inquiry

I've recently attended a kombucha brewing class, and I'm interested in starting home brewing. However, I'm in need of the scoby. Dill is currently not selling them and had no suggestions as to where I could find one. Any ideas? Or does anyone have a baby they would share with me? Thank you!

27 hours ago

Updated 9 hours ago

Contemporary Art Gallery is Opening in Logan Square

Gallery 2506 is opening in the old Touch of Vintage space at 2506 N California. The website is www.gallery2506.com and the opening show is April 17th at 6pm.

31 hours ago

Updated 9 hours ago

Recommendations for real estate lawyer?

I need a real estate lawyer for some transactions I have coming up. The lawyer I used to use has sadly retired. Thanks neighbors.

  • Barbara Demos, Judith Fors, and Jay Collins are all fantastic real estate attorneys. I'm a broker and have been impressed by their work for years.

  • I recommend
    Anthony Panzica
    Located on Irving Park
    Very easy to work with

4 days ago

Updated 14 hours ago

Question on property taxes whistle blowing on exemptions.

I was told that when a property is sold that the Cook County Recorder does not notify the Cook County Assessor or the Cook County Treasurer. I see just around where I live home owners exemptions are being taken by Developers who have owned the property over year and home owners that rent out their homes. If you look at the Cook County Treasurer site the properties are in the former owner's name and the developer have paid the lower...

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I was told that when a property is sold that the Cook County Recorder does not notify the Cook County Assessor or the Cook County Treasurer. I see just around where I live home owners exemptions are being taken by Developers who have owned the property over year and home owners that rent out their homes. If you look at the Cook County Treasurer site the properties are in the former owner's name and the developer have paid the lower tax because the home owner's exemption is still applied. Also does the assessment show the value of the old homes that have been majorly rehabbed and worth a lot more. How often does someone go out and look at these properties. Or people getting senior exemptions when it's not a single family home and has rental apartments.

Before they raise our property taxes shouldn't there be a more efficient and effective ways of determining what real estate tax is due on each property?. Instead of raising our taxes shouldn't they make sure everyone is paying what they are suppose to pay?
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  • About 8 or 9 years ago, two new homes went up on my block. One replaced a house was properly reassessed, the other was not and taxed as a vacant lot until the home was sold 6 or 7 years later, even though properties are reassessed every three years. Try contracting someone in the media, this would make for a great investigative report story.

  • I have tried contacting the media to several stations as an investigation suggestion. I have also put the suggestion on the Cook County site for suggestions. I have also sent this to the Better Government site. There is a lot of loss revenue because of the exemption abuses. We get...

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    I have tried contacting the media to several stations as an investigation suggestion. I have also put the suggestion on the Cook County site for suggestions. I have also sent this to the Better Government site. There is a lot of loss revenue because of the exemption abuses. We get our taxes raised and cuts are made. You can go to the Cook County Assessors site and see the exemptions on properties around you that shouldn't be taken. I know of at least 4 by my house. I imagine over all of Cook County there would be quite a lot. We need more efficient way of exemptions being applied and recouping the taxes that should have been paid. If the state needs money why don't they look at who's not paying the correct amounts and make them pay. Instead of raising taxes and cutting programs.

16 hours ago

18 hours ago

Updated 17 hours ago

Is this your brown tabby?

In the process of searching for my lost cat, I found this sweet brown tabby the morning of Saturday, March 21. Very sweet with a cute squeaky meow. Seems like an indoor cat who may have been out on the streets for a little while-some injuries from scuffles. I took this cat to Anticruelty Society to get medical attention and to find its home, but now he has been transferred to Animal Care and Control. If this sounds like your cat, please check with them!!! Or if you would like to adopt this sweet cat and give him a chance, please contact me!!!

  • Fuarain CTA rider, walker, animal person

    There seems to be some kind of trick to getting photos to post on Everyblock.

45 hours ago

Updated 20 hours ago

Grassy lot on Mozart & McLean

Does anyone know who owns the lot on the SE corner of Mozart and McLean or know how I can find out?

It's all nicely kept grass surrounded by a black chain link fence. There's a scaffolding kind of thing to hold up a banner on the corner, which makes me think it belongs to the church on McClean and California. Any ideas?

2 days ago

Updated 22 hours ago

FOUND DOG - Small Female

I picked up a dog around Armitage and Central Park yesterday early evening. I brought her to Chicago Animal Care and Control because I could not keep her and that is where every site and every person I've spoken to has told me to look for my dog. Dogs at CACC dont have very many days before being moved into adoption status so I am posting where ever I can and putting up fliers in hopes the owners are looking for her. If anyone has information about the owners please let me know or pass this info on to them. We go down there frequently looking for our dog and can help out.

315-391-8432

44 hours ago

Updated 25 hours ago

Where to donate unused medical supplies

looking to donate ten boxes of unopened catheters. Preferably local so we don't have to pay shipping. Google has only found several organizations, but they are out of state so we'd have to ship the boxes. Hoping to find a local organization.

  • Ericka S. Chief Sorting Officer

    Thanks everyone for the ideas!

  • Taze Maze I'm interested.

    If these leads don't work out I know that the Oak Park Township takes donations of medical supplies.

27 hours ago

Mason Greg Cwik 773-744-6994

JC & Son Masonry
Jcandsonmasonry.com

29 hours ago

What has John Garrido done to bring officers to the 45th ward?

After hearing the debates between alderman Arena and John Garrido and hearing their main arguments, my question is what has John Garrido done as a police lieutenant to bring more police officers to the ward since he works at the 16th district police station?

On his website he states "Portage Park is on the front line of this bat­tle, and we need all the resources we can get to keep this and other ward neigh­bor­hoods safe. I know and under­stand...

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After hearing the debates between alderman Arena and John Garrido and hearing their main arguments, my question is what has John Garrido done as a police lieutenant to bring more police officers to the ward since he works at the 16th district police station?

On his website he states "Portage Park is on the front line of this bat­tle, and we need all the resources we can get to keep this and other ward neigh­bor­hoods safe. I know and under­stand how the Chicago Police Department works. As alder­man, I will demand that our com­mu­nity is pro­vided with the nec­es­sary police man­power and equip­ment to com­bat these vio­lent gangs and keep our streets safe."
http://johngarrido.com/issues/public-safety/

At his current position has he demanded more officers be brought to the ward? Many may say that is not his job, but when you google "What does a police lieutenant do?" you get
"As a police lieutenant you lead. You're the frontline commander of the police department. You pass orders from the top level of command to the police sergeants, who in turn relay those orders to the police officers and detectives."

He says he will demand more officers as alderman but has he done the same as a lieutenant? If he has not at his current position why would that change when he is an alderman?

2 days ago

Updated 29 hours ago

Anywhere nearby take small food donations?

Hi all, does anyone know of a food bank or agency nearby that takes donations of non-perishable food from individuals? I'm moving and have several grocery bags of items I can't take with me that I hate to just throw out.

  • Christopher House at Altgelt and Sawyer has a small food pantry for their clients. The building is open during school hours.

  • Nimptsch3 Fullerton & Kedzie

    There's Celestial Vision Food Pantry at 3023 W Fullerton

Mar 18

Updated 30 hours ago

Sod for lawn

Does anyone have a recommendation for a company to resod our lawn? Thanks

2 days ago

Updated 32 hours ago

Guitar Lessons

Anyone got any recs for people or places? Just learning for fun, so looking for something affordable on the weekend, or weekdays after work.

Thanks!

  • Amy

    The Puerto Rican Arts Alliance gives free lessons. Look them up.

  • Our daughter takes lessons from Brian Riggs, a great teacher who comes to our house for reasonably priced lessons. Would be happy to share his contact information directly if you're interested in looking into him as an option.

2 days ago

Updated 32 hours ago

Tuckpointing

My condo has some indoor brickwork that needs tuckpointing done and possibly a few bricks replaced. Anyone have any experience with reputable companies in the area?

3 days ago

Updated 32 hours ago

Hello Neigborhood

Hello all,

My wife Rebekah and I just moved to the neighborhood. We bought our first house and are super excited!!!

  • Lynn OIP Resident / CPS Mom

    Welcome, Tim and Rebekah. I'm not sure where you live, but if you are in Old Irving Park, you might want to check out our neighborhood association. www.oldirvingpark.com. We have a monthly newsletter delivered to your door, weekly e-mail blast with activities, daily facebook updates, and monthly meetings. Oh - and a really active google group!

  • Welcome! I hope you like it, it's a great place to start and stay. You have come at an excellent time; the six corners area has been slowly turning around and filling in more vacant spots, you'll never know what new store or business will open up next. If you have any questions or concerns, this is a great web site to get support from your community. :)

32 hours ago

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2 days ago

Updated 33 hours ago

Letizia's New Space and a Fundraiser for Logan Square Schools

Check out Letizia's new wine shop and, for the next 3 weeks, 10% of retail sales will go to support Friends of Brentano and Friends of Goethe.

This Thursday the 26th is the Grand opening party starting at 6:30 pm including food, wine tasting and a gnocchi making demonstration by Letizia herself! A great way to stock up the wine cellar!

Also, if you have a wine cellar, we should be friends.

3 days ago

Updated 33 hours ago

Help me report 3510 W. Lyndale to the authorities.

The good neighbors at 3510 W. Lyndale have a pipe coming out of the second floor that runs down the house, through the back yard, and out into the middle of the alley (the alley between Lyndale and Belden, between St. Luis and Drake). The pipe is allowing some enterprising soul to dispose of waste water without tapping into the city sewer. They are basically dumping their sewage into the alley, which is why there are constantly filthy puddles of...

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The good neighbors at 3510 W. Lyndale have a pipe coming out of the second floor that runs down the house, through the back yard, and out into the middle of the alley (the alley between Lyndale and Belden, between St. Luis and Drake). The pipe is allowing some enterprising soul to dispose of waste water without tapping into the city sewer. They are basically dumping their sewage into the alley, which is why there are constantly filthy puddles of water all the way down the east end of that alley, no matter how dry the weather.

If you happen to live at a property that backs up against that alley, please call 311 to report these clowns. I've already reported them, but generally the more complaints the city receives, the faster the issue will be resolved.

  • Fuarain CTA rider, walker, animal person

    If you go to the top of the Everyblock page, the toolbar has a "show only" menu - if you click "Open 311 service requests" it gives you a list of some, but not all, service requests in your followed neighborhoods. It doesn't seem to show them for all city services, but it might be a good place to start.

  • HPPie Born in HP

    My old neighbors had the same setup, they did their own construction in the basement and moved the washer and dryer, then rigged a PVC pipe to have the water flow out the side of their house into the rain gutter drain on the side of our house/their house and...

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    My old neighbors had the same setup, they did their own construction in the basement and moved the washer and dryer, then rigged a PVC pipe to have the water flow out the side of their house into the rain gutter drain on the side of our house/their house and we were flooded with dirty soapy water every time they did laundry. That's what's going on here. I bet they need a new sump pump because water isn't getting pushed out properly and maybe they can't afford it or just don't know any better.

3 days ago

Updated 35 hours ago

Weather

Whether you like the weather or not, use this post to tell your neighbors how you feel about the current weather!

I personally don't mind the snow but, i think its time for some top down weather!

Happy Monday!

  • Bill Billo

    Dibs is back!

  • CB Resident about 10years

    Loved the unexpected snow.. So pretty. Not looking forward to the hot sticky Summer to come. Still thankful for #Seasons

39 hours ago

  • Ms. Tinoco's Civics and History Classes

    Ms. T. is asking for $542.18:
    My students need art supplies to create original projects and visual aids. They also need books to improve in literacy and critical thinking.
    Aspira Charter-Early College High School Comment

2 days ago

Updated 42 hours ago

Yellow Station Wagon on Central Park, south of Belmont

To the owner: Your car alarm has been going off for hours, since at least 6pm Monday.

  • Sighryn Roscoe resident

    I think you can file a noise complaint with 311.

45 hours ago

Missing a little orange cat?

My boyfriend just got in and said he saw a small orange cat in Bucktown on Oakley, near Armitage. No collar. He tried to coax it over but it ran away. This was about fifteen minutes ago. That's all I've got. (He said it was small, but ours is a big fifteen-pound guy.) Posting here because who knows where he came from.

46 hours ago

Updated 45 hours ago

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the pic didn't post before

Mar 02

Updated 45 hours ago

Honda Fit Tires Stolen on Belden

Hello All, just a warning... I had ALL of my tires and rims stolen off of my Honda Fit early Sunday morning. It had to have happened after 1am. It happened near 2828 W Belden. I didn't have locking nuts but from what I have been reading it doesn't sound like they would have helped. Keep an eye on your cars folks! I cannot believe this happened 2 block away from the police department. They're doing a great job of patrolling the neighborhood... Not! I am super paranoid that this will happen again. Has this happened to anyone and were you targeted multiple times?

  • C. M. D. Avondale Triangle resident

    They've arrested a number of car, tire, and catalytic converter thieves. One just a few blocks west of me, they were able to nab the guy because he was in the middle of a theft when the cops happened to stop there.Infuriating and frustrating as it is, this is a...

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    They've arrested a number of car, tire, and catalytic converter thieves. One just a few blocks west of me, they were able to nab the guy because he was in the middle of a theft when the cops happened to stop there.Infuriating and frustrating as it is, this is a misdemeanor crime. Arrestees are given community service and a fine. That's if the prosecution can get the victim to testify, which is often a problem of the thieves have gang connections, and it all hinges on the police happening to be at the right car at the right time.

    This doesn't just happen in our district - I just sent an email to alderman Mell's chief of staff asking that she co-sponsor an ordinance the the alderman from the 12th district is promoting. It would make it illegal for these "recycling" plants to buy catalytic converters. I'd encourage others too look up the proposed ordinance and ask your alderman to support it.
    I've lived in my house here 15 years. The "recycling" plant gets run out of Bucktown, opens up on Campbell, and suddenly grills are getting stolen, bikes disappearing, there's not a downspout on any house for blocks because they've all been stolen. Now it's catalytic converters - and I assume they're selling the tires to some kind of used tire dealer. As long as it's easy for them to sell what they've stolen, the thefts will not stop.

  • Oh no! We also had our tires stolen off of our Honda Civic last month. There have been multiple catalytic converter thefts on our block.

    It looks like this is the ordinance, introduced last week:
    http://www.cityofchicago.org/content/dam/city/depts/mayor/Press%20Room/Press%20Releases/2015/March/03.18.15IntroConverter.pdf

47 hours ago

Updated 46 hours ago

Shooting on the Kennedy at Sacramento Entrance ramp (News Choppers over Logan Square)

6PM Tuesday night- someone was shot at The Inbound Kennedy Expressway entrance ramp- just breaking now- so, no details- stay tuned.

  • Text of Tribune article:

    After shooting, man drives onto Kennedy, 2nd man shot in separate incident

    One of two men shot in separate Tuesday shootings managed to drive himself onto the Kennedy Expressway where he was taken to an area hospital, police said.

    At 5:33 p.m. a 31-year-old man was...

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    After shooting, man drives onto Kennedy, 2nd man shot in separate incident

    One of two men shot in separate Tuesday shootings managed to drive himself onto the Kennedy Expressway where he was taken to an area hospital, police said.

    At 5:33 p.m. a 31-year-old man was driving his car on the 2900 block of North Sacramento Avenue when another person in another vehicle drove up and shot him, said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Thomas Sweeney.

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    After being shot in the neck, the man continued driving and made his way on the the Southbound Kennedy Expressway in the Avondale neighborhood where he pulled over. He managed to get a cell phone from another person and paramedics were called, said police.

    The man, who is a known gang member, was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Hospital where his condition had stabilized. The on ramp near Sacramento Avenue was briefly closed, said Illinois State Police officials. . . . . . . .

  • C. McGill Goethe Parent & Volunteer, LS resident since 2003

    Ugh. Just great. Stupid gang shootings. It's bad enough that they shoot each other senselessly but when they endanger others?! Shooting someone when they are driving?! UGH.

46 hours ago

Attempted tire robbery

Someone tried to steal the tires off our Toyota 4Runner sometime between yesterday and this afternoon at 3pm. They were unsuccessful but in the process either rammed the driver side rear door with their car or some object that caused so much damage that the door will most likely have to be replaced. Also, some paneling is missing. Lucikly AAA was able to help put the tire back on and the damage is only cosmetic. We live on Lyndale between California and Sacramento. Just wanted to let everyone know to be alert!

47 hours ago

Lost keys

Two keys missing, one has a Chicago Whitesox logo on it. Last seen in Logan Square. Can you please let me know if you find them?

Thanks,

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Zoning, Housing and Population Decline

Interesting thoughts from Crain's on population decline in neighborhoods like LP, LS and WP relative to the south and west sides. Includes some good demog maps.

http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20150323/OPINION/150329972/who-would-have-guessed-that-lincoln-park-was-seeing-population-loss

  • Scott Evergreen & Damen

    Thanks for posting this. Interesting article for sure. As John points out though, this phenomena is largely due to the ever increasing gap between the wealthy and what is left of the middle class.

  • Good post & good follow up by Carter. Pro-density people like to talk about how many more people lived in Logan Square in the past. Blindly citing the population decline, ignores the fact that there was a lot of slum level housing, and that we aren't returning to the large...

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    Good post & good follow up by Carter. Pro-density people like to talk about how many more people lived in Logan Square in the past. Blindly citing the population decline, ignores the fact that there was a lot of slum level housing, and that we aren't returning to the large families of the 1950s & 60s.

    Density is not always a good thing. The CHA high-rises had density, but no one would argue that it was good for anyone. The City should have areas of lower density that appeal to families who want a yard for the kids to play in.

    The observation that we are creating economic enclaves is spot on. That's happening in the suburbs too, though. Some 'burbs have become millionaires' clubs, while others are being overwhelmed with new residents living below the poverty line. "Out of sight, out of mind", is still the default attitude towards low income housing.

    As for the economics, I suspect that is even more complicated. Lincoln Park doesn't lack for luxury retail shops. The smaller family units that replaced the people there in the 60s & 70s, may have equal or greater aggregate purchasing power. This is an issue that deserves more attention!

2 days ago

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VIDEO: 31st Ward Aldermanic Candidate Forum

Chicago's runoff elections are coming up on April 7th. Learn more about 31st Ward aldermanic candidates Milly Santiago and Ald. Ray Suarez with this forum hosted by Belmont-Cragin United: http://ow.ly/KKyRq.

Find more election coverage at http://cantv.org/election.

2 days ago

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Lost Dog

German Shepard With Microchip and Tags, Male about 45-55 pounds. Please call the number on the tags if found! Thank You!

6 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Garbage along the 3800 block of W Wabansia

Yesterday I was walking down the 3800 block of W Wabansia between Hamlin and Avers when I witnessed something that stopped me in my tracks.
First of all that whole block on the north side of that street always looks like a garbage pit. Who is responsible for keeping up with the weeding, garbage, and open potholes for that stretch? If this is city property couldn’t cleaning this up be part of someone’s community service?

Ok anyway as I was...

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Yesterday I was walking down the 3800 block of W Wabansia between Hamlin and Avers when I witnessed something that stopped me in my tracks.
First of all that whole block on the north side of that street always looks like a garbage pit. Who is responsible for keeping up with the weeding, garbage, and open potholes for that stretch? If this is city property couldn’t cleaning this up be part of someone’s community service?

Ok anyway as I was walking by, a driver of a brown van pulled over to the side of the road, tossed out a plastic grocery bag full of garbage, old styrofoam containers, plastic soda bottles, and such. Then quickly drove away.
Couldn't make out the plates, but the words on the side of the van that I could see said “New Life Community Church Chicago” in white letters. Isn’t that special? Nice message they are sending. NLCC doing good things for the neighborhood! Excellent job for being a part of the problem and not the solution.
Gross to see a representative of a church acting so lazy, entitled and narcissistic.

End of rant.
Give a hoot, don't pollute!

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Nick that was fun! I moved to EGP 20 years ago. Al Sanchez sent 40 garbage trucks to clean out my alley which looked very much like the Napal photos. 4 years ago the 28th ward had the most tonnage of fly dumping than any other ward.

    Someplaces in Chicago are comparable to disgusting 3rd world disasters.

    We all just need to do our part to clean up the city. Some means clean up waste through exposing fraud and corruption.

    Thanks for the world view, perspective and context.

  • Exactly, we are not a 3rd world country. Let us all do our part and keep our city clean...no excuses!

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