26 hours ago

Updated 37 min ago

Found - Black Trek

Found a nice, totally unlocked Trek bike leaning against a tree that we suspect was stolen. If you think it may be yours please reply with identifying details.

9 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Is there good stereo repair nearby?

i have an older (90s) pioneer turntable where the arm is messed up (it keeps going over like it's playing a 45 no matter what you set it to 33 or 45. also needs a new needle cartridge. is there a place you know of that repairs older stereos and isn't crazy expensive, or should i just chuck it and get a new turntable?

  • Record store on Fullerton by the Logan arcade should be able to direct you. Very knowledgable over there!

  • Jason NC north center resident

    At Western avenue and Lawrence there is a dedicated repair shop.

4 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Found chicken

Anyone missing a red/orange colored chicken? Found around Logan and Sacramento. It's a very personable chicken but we aren't in the market for a pet chicken at the moment. I would like to see it go to a good home and not be eaten...

27 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Later Gator!

Fleur's movin!

  • Susan S. resident

    Just up the block like the sign says, to 2651 N. Milwaukee.

  • Eliina Lawyer, parent, Logan Square resident since 2007

    What is taking over Fleur's space?

Aug 10

Updated 5 hours ago

Looking to meet new mom's!

Hello! I am a new mom and will be staying at home with my baby through next August. I would love to meet a couple other new moms for daytime socializing, learning how to get out of the house, sharing stories and ideas, meeting for short walks, etc...I joined Meet Up, but thought I might give this a try, too. Feel free to message me if you are interested in getting together one day in the coming weeks, even just for an hour. Thanks!

  • Sounds great! We will be there!

  • Ill cross post it as well on the Logan square/wicker park/bucktown moms Facebook page in case anyone else might like to meet up!

5 hours ago

Deck construction folks?

Hi all. I'm looking to re-do my backyard deck and was wondering if anyone had some good folks they could point me towards? Yelp seems less than helpful and Angie's List is largely bought and paid for. Many thanks in advance.

Feb 25

Updated 6 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!@

  • Hello! If anyone still needs worms, I have a ton! Send me a PM to erinlynn 60618 @ gmail.com These are originally from Kitty's batch.

  • I have worms, too, also from Kitty's batch. Super productive little guys (and gals).

2 days ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Follow Up to Provenance Food & Wine debate

This is why i firmly believe politics and private business needs to remain separate. I have been following this situation closely. As a longtime resident I wasn't overly thrilled a bar was replacing provenance. We need locally sourced retail in our neighborhood, as this helps grow the core of what we are all about. I have shopped and supported provenance for over 6 years and was very upset they were leaving their space. I attended a community meeting a few...

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This is why i firmly believe politics and private business needs to remain separate. I have been following this situation closely. As a longtime resident I wasn't overly thrilled a bar was replacing provenance. We need locally sourced retail in our neighborhood, as this helps grow the core of what we are all about. I have shopped and supported provenance for over 6 years and was very upset they were leaving their space. I attended a community meeting a few weeks back and was completely surprised by what I heard. Most importantly, these were 3 local residents I.e. small business owners. They planned to keep a retail component w/ their business model, adding produce also & plans to expand to a full on wine/packaged goods & retail component in the building. This wasn't just a bar as what I read on here and provenances FB page. I was very disappointed to find out though that provenance, who started this campaign to stay in the spot via reaching out to the alderman, is now playing dirty pool.

The owners of provenance have quietly spread the word they may be staying. It appears they are threatening to remain in the space unless they are compensated by the building owner in an effort to block the new owners from buying the building. Was this the advice of the alderman interactions? To play the role of poor me then threaten to squat to block a sell of the building? Did the building owner or new owner do something illegal here by giving them 60 days notice to vacate after not agreeing to extend their lease per Provenances FB page? If this is true, Shame on you Provenance for rallying support of our neighborhood, then trying to extort payment because apparently it's only your right to do business in the space.

Signed,
a very disappointed FORMER customer.

  • I don't think you hang out at the same places Jim. It does quite well even without your business believe it or not!

  • The Lincoln Square shop IS NOT closing. For goodness sake, they're raffling off a gift certificate to that shop for people who brought in food for Common Pantry. And if they were going to "squat" in that space, why is Provenance selling off fixtures? Hard to put stuff on shelves...

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    The Lincoln Square shop IS NOT closing. For goodness sake, they're raffling off a gift certificate to that shop for people who brought in food for Common Pantry. And if they were going to "squat" in that space, why is Provenance selling off fixtures? Hard to put stuff on shelves if there aren't shelves to be had.

    Enough of this bad mouthing of what's been a good store & an asset to the community. Enough of all the nasty talk about them on here. It seems since Every Block returned it's been taken over by trolls who seem to want to stir up the hate.

6 days ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Need Red Wigglers?

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

  • My worms are crazy productive as well. Who wants some? Shoot me a message at erinlynn 60618 @ gmail.com

    These are also originally from Kitty's batch.

  • BBounds - I am available next weekend -- just let me know when you're free and we'll set up a time for a worm handover.

7 hours ago

Homeless man beaten to death in Logan Square

http://www.suntimes.com/news/29610019-418/homeless-man-beaten-to-death-in-logan-square.html#.VAS1GfldU1I

A homeless man was beaten to death Saturday night in the Logan Square neighborhood.

Two males got out of a vehicle in the 1900 block of North Ridgeway at 10:50 p.m. and beat the 59-year-old man with their hands and feet, police said.

The man was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

A police source said the man was homeless.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office confirmed the fatality but did not release any other details.

8 hours ago

Updated 8 hours ago

Need to rehome a koi

We need to find a home for a pond koi about 10 to 12 inches long. It is getting to large for our pond. We have posted on Craig's list as well.

Jan 12 2013

Updated 9 hours ago

No response from Alderman Maldonado's office

I live in Alderman Maldonado's ward (26th, Logan Square/Humboldt Park) and have called his office 3-4 times over the last few months to ask for information. Each time I call, I talk to a receptionist and then I am transferred to a voice mail where I leave a message and never get a return call. The last time I called I told the receptionist that I had left several messages, so she said she would give the right person my...

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I live in Alderman Maldonado's ward (26th, Logan Square/Humboldt Park) and have called his office 3-4 times over the last few months to ask for information. Each time I call, I talk to a receptionist and then I am transferred to a voice mail where I leave a message and never get a return call. The last time I called I told the receptionist that I had left several messages, so she said she would give the right person my contact information, and I still never heard back. I was calling about simple things such as: recycling for our block and what can be done about all the solicitation material that is left on our front steps and gates. I even called to try and make an appointment with the Alderman to discuss items in person since I work until 5:30 and cannot make it to his Monday community meetings by 6pm, but did not get a call back. His website says “An operator will take your contact information and record your issues and concerns.Then you will be referred to the proper staff or receive a call back.” But this is not true. Has anyone had any luck with Alderman Maldonado’s office?

  • NFT LS landlord and resident

    It should not require a visit to get something done. I've called and emailed 4 times in the past 2 months weeks to get a sewer fixed that overflows every time it rains, even minimally, and blocks a lane of traffic. I've had 3 tickets closed by 311 with no response just in the last two months. I've been trying to get this fixed since 2011. It should not be this hard.

  • Agreed...can you go directly to the city on this? Can you present a 'log' of all your attempts...even a letter (certified so you know he got it) to the mayor's office? Good luck..very frustrating when all 'we' are asking for are the 'basics...

10 hours ago

Looking for someone to refinish a dining room table

Does anyone have a recommendation on someone that can refinish a dining room table. We have some inlay that is coming loose we had a glue mishap on the top and a poor job to fix it. Preferably they don't have to remove it since it weighs a few hundred pounds and we live on the 3rd floor.

Jun 22

Updated 11 hours ago

Red Lion Logan Square Now Open

I drove by this place yesterday and saw they were open for business early in the morning. Looks like we've got a new neighborhood bar.

  • Hayek Not FDIC Insured | May lose value

    That's awesome Jason. I want as many local businesses as we can get. I'm tired of having to walk all the way to Bucktown to find a nice open air place to hang out. Although the walk is probably good for me.

    I noticed the sign the other night while riding my bike actually. Almost had a seizure and fell off.

  • i heard -- and have to check out -- that they are having success booking good bands on fri/sat and get a crowd then. how that works with their byob status, i have no idea!

23 hours ago

Updated 11 hours ago

Fireworks or gunshots?

Anybody just hear the popping by Kedzie and Sawyer? Just not sure if it was fireworks or gunshots. Seemed like there was some yelling too.

4 days ago

Updated 12 hours ago

Buying a Condo

Thinking about buying a Condo around Milwaukee and Central Park.
Any feedback on the area? Are there any plans for new retail in that section of Milwaukee ave?

Thanks

  • @Jen 2 bdr is too much for me. I just need a studio or 1 bdr at the very most. I keep seeing those studio apts I mentioned all over Craigslist and they're renting for $865 and all utilities included and was wondering if anyone could tell me about that building or renting there. I know this is not what thread is about but the area is.

  • I can't tell you about renting there per se but it is a great location that I'm sad to leave. I did Google the Goldblatts lofts and it appears the 1-beds are around $1400, 2 beds are around $1900 and 3-beds for $2300. Seems like a studio would be priced around what you said. Good luck!

12 hours ago

MOVING BOXES

They aren't mine... but someone put a bunch of boxes on the corner of Maplewood and Belden buy a big dumpster. Come get em!

12 hours ago

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25 hours ago

Updated 18 hours ago

Helicopter spinning around Belmont and Springfield

Does anyone living by Springfield and Belmont hear the police helicopter going around in circles - anyone know why?

  • I saw fire trucks and an ambulance in that area, but no police cars not sure what was going on.

19 hours ago

2 days ago

Updated 21 hours ago

Good coffee shop near Palmer Circle?

Looking for a good coffee shop near Palmer Circle. Anyone know of a place where you can sit for an hour or two on a laptop, order a cup of coffee and not get the evil eyeball from the wait staff?

4 days ago

Updated 22 hours ago

suspicious guy going door to door

Just had a guy (about 20 years old) come to my door. Said he wanted to buy a house on our street (3000 block of Gresham) and asked if we were selling. Had a camera and notebook and was going door to door. Seemed weird because I don't know many 20 year olds buying houses, plus there's already 3 homes for sale on our block and that didn't seem like a legit way to find a property to buy. Not sure if I'm overreacting but only wanted to put it out there for anyone else to be on the look out just in case.

  • llitman I'm a happy resident and have been here for years.

    Last month another person on everyblock mentioned something similar and people commented. It sounds like he was gathering information and scoping your property out to rob you. I'd bring this up with your neighbors if you can. There have been a lot of "house-flippers" in a lot of neighborhoods that are really gathering information to learn when is the best time to break into people's houses.

  • Alex52 20 something enjoying the city

    Any questions about when you or your neighbors are home. Weather your neighbors know you well and would look out for your place. Stuff like that could all be suspect

24 hours ago

Updated 24 hours ago

Studios and One Bedrooms in Logan?

I am looking to move to a new apartment sometime in October, and I know it is a long shot to find an affordable studio or one bedroom in Chicago, let alone in Logan Square, but if anyone has any leads (management companies, units, specific apartments) that would be so lovely!

I really want to stay in this neighborhood, but miss living in a tiny little studio.

  • It is actually very realistic. Get you most comfortable walking shoes and stroll the neighborhood there are many independent owners who want reliable tenants and truth to be told don't care about the rate they could get versus the reliable the will have.

  • Kat in Logan Grad student, cat mom, baker

    Woo! Yes I definitely plan on wandering about- sometimes I think the gems aren't ever even posted on craigslist, etc.

3 days ago

Updated 24 hours ago

We found your dog! Female Beagle

Please call me if this is your dog! 630-399-4225

  • Joselito I write things and people pay me for it.

    @Tracy -

    1) I have no context into your situation so I'm not making any judgements. It's also your right to decry the CACC (which, by the way, isn't a "business" - it's a government entity).

    2) Rescues, including PAWS, do not just blindly take in animals and tell the...

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    @Tracy -

    1) I have no context into your situation so I'm not making any judgements. It's also your right to decry the CACC (which, by the way, isn't a "business" - it's a government entity).

    2) Rescues, including PAWS, do not just blindly take in animals and tell the individual(s) releasing those animals that they are taking them. PAWS, like the CACC, is very transparent, and will tell you immediately where the animal will be placed. Sometimes that's with them, but often times, you are correct - they often go to the CACC (PAWS is usually close to full at all times, as that's the entire point of their organization). However there is no conspiracy to "hide" this - it is in fact spelled out clearly when releasing an animal to them.

    3) There is no issue with you stating what is already transparent information, but you clearly have an ax to grind with the CACC. You may consider the CACC "nasty", but editorializing an organization that's both needed in the city (by the population as well as animal rescues) and actively working towards animal welfare is doing no one any favors with your narrow viewpoint. You may have had an unfortunate situation with the CACC, but it's also unfair to paint the org as universally reviled because of it (hence my comments).

    4) I'm not going to have a discussion on CACC politics and operations and further derail this thread.

    If that dog's owners cannot be found (and as @rogerparker says, owners are told to check the CACC first and foremost) and she ends up at the CACC, I can guarantee you that as long as she's not horribly reactive to anyone who approaches her that dog will stay there MAYBE a month (more like two weeks at most). Dogs like that have no problem finding homes and are snapped up instantly at the CACC.

  • Hopefully this little one finds her home! If not if you need someone to take her in or if she will be able to foster/adopt please let me know. I am looking for a beagle and a female at that. I have had no luck so far but I have...

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    Hopefully this little one finds her home! If not if you need someone to take her in or if she will be able to foster/adopt please let me know. I am looking for a beagle and a female at that. I have had no luck so far but I have experience with this breed and I have another medium sized pup at the moment who needs a friend. I work in the dog care industry so it's definitely not my first rodeo. I'm unsure if it's still okay to call you but if so, please do let me know I'd love to keep in contact about her.

26 hours ago

47 hours ago

Updated 29 hours ago

Found: Orange cat, long tail, very sweet

Hey folks. We found an incredibly sweet, very skinny orange tabby cat (possibly an adolescent) with a strangely long tail in the alley between monticello and central park by belmont. It has a collar but no address or tag and is a bit beat up and hungry. This cat is clearly an indoor cat that got out. We lured it into our backyard and gave it food... if it's still around on a business day we will call the Treehouse. If anyone knows this cat, please drop a line.

The picture we took is apparently too large for the page, but we do have a couple of pictures, if you want them.

  • If you take the cat to a vet, they can check to see if it has a chip which will identify it and its owner.

  • I've sent the images on to your email, Hilary! I will look for the little guy each night and try to capture it if it turns out to be yours. I hope so.

29 hours ago

Need cement work in yard

I need some cement taken out and repoured in yard. (Broken sidewalk). Area about 20ft by 6ft. Can anyone please recommend a cement company. Thanks!!

5 days ago

Updated 30 hours ago

Chihuahua Running Loose in Logan

There's a skiddish chihuahua with no collar or tags running amuck around Kedzie Ave and McLean. I saw him almost run into Kedzie traffic. I, along with some neighbors tried to lure him/her toward us, with no luck. Every time we get close, she/he barks and runs away to hide. This is right near Armitage, and I'm so concerned that he's going to get hit by a car.

  • Thanks to everyone here for being so wonderful in your concern for the little guy.

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

    Hi Geoff, I am full with 4 rescue dogs but just want to make sure he doesn't go back to the bad owners. Hoping you keep the little guy and if not I can help find him a new home. :)

36 hours ago

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3 days ago

Updated 36 hours ago

Anybody know of somewhere to get custom shower doors (or need some)?

I am an idiot and measured incorrectly during a remodel. Put the shower base in, tile is gorgeous, and now the frameless doors I purchased are too small and don't think there's a preexisting size for what I already have installed, so I guess I get to have something created.

That being said, any body want a clear tempered glass 30.25 x 30x25 frameless shower enclosure for a song? (google Vigo frameless 32x32 shower enclosure - no base included; brushed...

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I am an idiot and measured incorrectly during a remodel. Put the shower base in, tile is gorgeous, and now the frameless doors I purchased are too small and don't think there's a preexisting size for what I already have installed, so I guess I get to have something created.

That being said, any body want a clear tempered glass 30.25 x 30x25 frameless shower enclosure for a song? (google Vigo frameless 32x32 shower enclosure - no base included; brushed nickel hardware). If you pick up I will sell it to you for peanuts. It's over 200lbs of shower so need at least a couple guys w/ a truck or large van to pick up. I will sell it for less than 1/2 msrp (LESS THAN HALF), NIB.

  • Yosef A Logan Square neighbor since 1990

    I have used Creative Glass and Mirror for an all custom tile base frameless shower stall, and they installed including readjustment by taking it back and grinding to fit the sloping floor etc.but they were not cheap (close to $2000). In a more standard installation, I have used the Dreamline...

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    I have used Creative Glass and Mirror for an all custom tile base frameless shower stall, and they installed including readjustment by taking it back and grinding to fit the sloping floor etc.but they were not cheap (close to $2000). In a more standard installation, I have used the Dreamline frameless shower door that is available online at Faucet Direct for about $600 (door+12" wide stationary glass for an alcove, so no sides), and they have glass available at increments of one inch, with further adjustments made at the wall end with an adjustable aluminum extrusion, so it may be possible to find one that fits. Also, when one of the tempered glass pieces imploded while installing it, they said no problem and sent me a replacement, with no charge. I hope this helps.

  • Last November, I closed on a beautiful home here in Logan Square. In the master bath there is a fancy custom tile shower with 5 sprayers. The only thing it was missing was a nice glass door. My wife wanted it to be a steam shower sans a real steamer.

    Based on a recommendation from EB, we used Ashland Glass and the door is beautiful. Half inch thick glass (very sturdy), and done beautifully. I'll be using them again for some of my next projects. Big fan!

    http://www.ashlandglass.com

2 days ago

Updated 37 hours ago

Get your tickets to Logan Square's Interior House & Garden Walk!

The Logan Square Preservation 2014 House and Garden Walk is on Saturday September 13th! Interior tours of Logan Square's turn-of-the-century homes available for view between the hours of 10AM-5PM. This is your chance to view some of the most beautiful architecture in Chicago.

The event also includes access to four striking area gardens and the Old Holy Resurrection SerbianOrthodox Church, the first religious institution of its kind in Chicago.

Most homes and gardens on the walk are located on Palmer...

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The Logan Square Preservation 2014 House and Garden Walk is on Saturday September 13th! Interior tours of Logan Square's turn-of-the-century homes available for view between the hours of 10AM-5PM. This is your chance to view some of the most beautiful architecture in Chicago.

The event also includes access to four striking area gardens and the Old Holy Resurrection SerbianOrthodox Church, the first religious institution of its kind in Chicago.

Most homes and gardens on the walk are located on Palmer Square, a pocket neighborhood of Logan Square, one of Chicago’s most historic and vibrant communities. The seven-acre Square recently was redeveloped by the City to include a children's play space, walking trails, soft surface jogging trail, open lawn areas, lighting, seating, and landscaping.

Visitors are highly encouraged to take in the Walk at a leisurely pace and also explore the surrounding neighborhood, now home to many award-winning, ethnic and eclectic restaurants.

Advance tickets are now on sale for $25; day of event tickets are $30. Get your tickets today online at www.logansquarepreservation.org or this Sunday at the Logan Square Farmer's Market!

Request further information from logansquarehousewalk@gmail.com.

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Aug 24

Updated 47 hours ago

Bolt Cutters - SAVE A TREE

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

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

  • If you do indeed have a termite infestation, you need to contact the city immediately!

    Are you sure they are termites...and this is serious actually.

  • Thanks for the offer, but I'm just good at helping set them free. I saw lil' Django yesterday, and seems to be doing quite well.

5 days ago

Updated 47 hours ago

Amazonian front yard?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • My hat's off to Travis. Many people in his shoes would get defensive upon seeing this thread, but he had the backbone to admit it was his yard and take care of the problem. AND offer berries! Unheard of behavior on the internet and quite commendable.

  • I agree. Great job, Travis. You're a good egg.

5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

New Condos in 3500 Block of Elston?

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

  • ht ...

    Not too bad of noise. Keep in mind, ñ is across the street. They get a late night crowd on Tue, Wed, Fri Sat. That maybe fine now, but for resale it maybe a bit of a pain.

    Are you working with a RE agent? I am a lifelong Chicagoan, and was born down the street on Artesian and Shubert. Also, as a real estate agent, I'd love to sit down and have coffee to give you a bit more insight of my firsthand knowledge. I will PM you.

  • Hi Zhisc. There is currently 1 unit available in the 3503 N Elston building. It is a 3 bed 2 bath listed for $260,000. Please give me a call if you would like to take a look at it. 773.370.6781 HT - you are thinking about the building at Elston and Rockwell. The buildings they are talking about is by Cheif O'Neils.

  • Laura Neighbor

    I just moved in very close to that, and don't see the noise as an issue. The fire department is right there, but they're pretty courteous and don't seem to put the sirens on unless totally necessary. I really like it over here.

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Chicago’s Recycled Art Fair returns to Logan Square!

This looks to be a cool party on the block-

From their web site- (Remix Chicago)

The innovative spirit of Remix Chicago is more than fitting for one of Chicago’s most artistic and lively neighborhoods, Logan Square, which will host the festival on Milwaukee Avenue between Fullerton and California Avenues. A celebration of re-purposed arts and crafts, Remix Chicago includes informative workshops, kid’s activities, unique food vendors and LIVE music from indie bands! The event is from 12 p.m. – 10 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday.

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Moving boxes

It's that time of year again. If anyone in the area has any free moving boxes, I would love to take them off your hands. Can pickup tonight.

Thanks!

Aug 08

Updated 2 days ago

Provenance Food and Wine to close Sep 27 & what you can do about it

In a nutshell, new landlords didn't renew their lease and they will have to vacate by September 27.

http://chicagoist.com/2014/08/07/provenance_food_wines_logan_square.php

Apparently, Alderman Moreno wants to help, so calling all neighbors to call/write the Alderman to help Provenance stay at its current location through the holiday season. This is the only way the owners will at least be in a position to consider keeping the store in the neighborhood, given the financial burden of moving. The alderman's chief of staff's e-mail is Raymond.Valadez@cityofchicago.org.

More on Provenance's facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Provenance-Food-Wine/56657233518?hc_location=timeline

  • Andrew-I think public officials would label the answer to all of your questions under the heading, "constituent services." The questions you pose are imponderables, and have existed since the birth of government. Why did one who pled his case before Hammurabi deserve to be recognized before the thousands of other...

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    Andrew-I think public officials would label the answer to all of your questions under the heading, "constituent services." The questions you pose are imponderables, and have existed since the birth of government. Why did one who pled his case before Hammurabi deserve to be recognized before the thousands of other cases that could have warranted the emperor's attentions? Ask, and you may or may not receive. Provenance asked, they received. As for the standard you seek to understand, that answer can only be provided by Hammurabi, err...the Alderman's office. Everyblock's users won't provide your sought for objectivity.

  • This is why i firmly believe politics and private business needs to remain separate. I have been following this situation closely. As a longtime resident I wasn't overly thrilled a bar was replacing provenance. We need locally sourced retail in our neighborhood, as this helps grow the core of what...

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    This is why i firmly believe politics and private business needs to remain separate. I have been following this situation closely. As a longtime resident I wasn't overly thrilled a bar was replacing provenance. We need locally sourced retail in our neighborhood, as this helps grow the core of what we are all about. I attended the community meeting a few weeks back and was completely surprised by what I heard. Most importantly, these were 3 local residents I.e. small business owners. They planned to keep a retail component w/ their business model, adding produce also & plans to expand to a full on wine/packaged goods & retail component in the building. This wasn't just a bar as what I read on here. I was very disappointed to find out though that provenance, who started this campaign to stay in the spot via reaching out to the alderman, is now playing dirty pool.

    The owners of provenance have quietly spread the word they may be staying. It appears they are threatening to remain in the space unless they are compensated by the building owner in an effort to block the new owners from buying the building. Was this the doings of the alderman interactions? To play the role of poor me then threaten to squat to block a sell of the building? Did the building owner or new owner do something illegal here by giving them 60 days notice to vacate after not agreeing to extend their lease per Provenances FB page? If this is true, Shame on you Provenance for rallying support of the neighborhood, then trying to extort payment because apparently it's your right to do business in the space only.

    Signed a very disappointed FORMER customer.

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FOUND Female Pit Bull - Mostly White w/ A Few Black Markings

Neighbor found a friendly, sweet blue-eyed female Pit on Palmer between Kimball & Spaulding. No collar or microchip but seems clean and healthy - must have recently gotten loose. Message for details!

  • best wishes in finding her owner.

  • was this dog claimed? I called the police department regarding a beagle I found and they mentioned that the only reported dog lost was a white pit bull.

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Potholes... in august

Anyone else noticed the 2 foot deep pothole on the right side of the road on the freeway entrance from western (under the overpass) months ago the city put up roadblocks and someone was kind enough to throw a giant trash bin into the hole itself.... And there it sits. Sigh.

  • ben

    Done and done! Wasn't aware of see.click.fix. I've seen and click... Now we wait for the fix

  • Thank you for the link. There are multiple craters on my way to work on Flournoy and Central. Hopefully this will help.

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