4 days ago

Updated 24 hours ago

Riot Fest Organizers

Max, I know you have posted on here and have reacted to concerns earlier. Thanks.

Also Thanks for a great 3 days… entertaining and fun… hopefully see it on the north end of the park next year...

Some constructive advice for next year. (Don't get me wrong, fun times, but much room for improvement)

1. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE Put some more thought into the design/layout.
a. There were many dangerous bottlenecks, got lucky nothing went wrong as the lack of...

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Max, I know you have posted on here and have reacted to concerns earlier. Thanks.

Also Thanks for a great 3 days… entertaining and fun… hopefully see it on the north end of the park next year...

Some constructive advice for next year. (Don't get me wrong, fun times, but much room for improvement)

1. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE Put some more thought into the design/layout.
a. There were many dangerous bottlenecks, got lucky nothing went wrong as the lack of function would have crushed people (especially where along the curvy roads with the metal barriers) IE The flow would have been much safer if the vendors were set up 20 feet off the roads instead of right on them, or if there were another way for the masses to move rather than just the roads.
b. Somehow you made one of the largest parks in the city seems like an overcrowded rat maze… poor spacial layout and very little thought into how people walk, and how to get people form stage to stage

2. Add way more port-o-johns, average wait was over 20 minutes after 6pm

3. Make the maps accurate...The mobile app, was misleading. It was stressed multiple times to download the app, and we did. One problem was that the water stations were not located correctly, and I think they were missing all together in areas. Had this been a hot weekend could have been bad situation. Also, the one water station we did find was quite a disappointment...

4. 3 Day Passes did not have wrist bands… why not? One could not leave and come back.. stinks

5. VIP is practically worthless. Who cares about free drinks. The benefit of having a ticket (minus the re-entry) has diminished ten fold and compared to many other festivals standards, hardly deserves a VIP title. Viewing areas were not VIP. bathrooms were same as other bathrooms, just shorter lines, and

thanks for reading

  • Buster ~ I've read quite a few stories at The Denver Post and local affiliate stations in the Denver area. Seems there were quite a few factors in denying the permit that included engineering studies, traffic studies and of course, the feedback from the community (based on their 2013 experiences around issues of sound, drug use and traffic).

    Of course, safety is always a concern should there be injuries and overdoses.

  • Interesting Square Peg. I just recall reading one account from a woman who lived there saying how they could barely support the people that live in the town with emergency services...and she was worried if something happened people would be out of luck. Lot's of challenges to putting on a big music fest.

31 hours ago

New Business in Logan Square!

Hi All, I am starting an insurance agency through Farmers that kicks off on Friday the 19th of September! I am building a monthly e-mail list and so if you are keen to go into a draw for a $50 Visa Gift Voucher - please send me your/a friend's e-mail address. Every E-Mail address is a entry into the draw on the last day of September - I will contact you via e-mail to deliver it. If you would like...

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Hi All, I am starting an insurance agency through Farmers that kicks off on Friday the 19th of September! I am building a monthly e-mail list and so if you are keen to go into a draw for a $50 Visa Gift Voucher - please send me your/a friend's e-mail address. Every E-Mail address is a entry into the draw on the last day of September - I will contact you via e-mail to deliver it. If you would like a new quote on home,renters, auto, life or commercial insurance - please reach out or give me a call! You can send the mail address to ntaljaard@farmersagent.com...I did check Everyblock's rules and if a new business is starting - anyone's allowed to announce it. Have a great week!

33 hours ago

Riot Fest Damage at Humboldt Park

The Chicago Park District is assessing the damage in Humboldt Park after the weekend Riot Fest music festival.

http://abc7chicago.com/311511/#gallery-1

3 days ago

Updated 33 hours ago

Free Spay/Neuter and vaccinations for cats in 60647 & 60651

Tree House Humane Society is offering FREE vet service packages for cats in zip codes 60647, 60651, 60623, & 60624.

The offer stands for house cats as well as strays and ferals. Please see the attached flyer for more info. :)

Feel free to share and cross post. I have a spanish version of the flyer, available on request.

  • would it be possible for you to email me the above flyer? I can't seem to print it, big enough for me to pass around in my community. We have lots of stray cats and people that want to help, but don't have the resources.

    Thanks,
    Cecy61@aol.com

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Riot fest tix? I want!!! We got burned

Hey neighbors my husband and I got burned on fake tix. We want to buy a Sunday pass anyone got one or two they are not using? Also, If you live directly off the park bring your address and ID and get free tix then sell them to my husband and I! We live one block off park and got denied the free tix :( so bogus!

  • Thanks for info ! Good to know for next year !

  • The first 2 years if you showed your id(not sure of radius) then you got 2 tix. however, as is always the case when somebody does a nice thing, people received their neighbor tix and then scalped them on the street. That's why you had to have id and went right in instead of getting tix.

    I don't know of any other fest that gives away tickets bc of neighbor inconvenience, but everyone these days seems to feel entitled.

5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

RIOT FEST: How can this be okay?

I'm not sure how long riot feat is supposed to last into the night, but as a new mom it's disturbing to be able to hear the music in my living room (living more than 2 blocks away from the park, at 9pm).

There has to be some sort of noise ordinance against this, right? I didn't pay for a ticket to the festival for a reason, and my child has to suffer because he can't sleep, which then means we all suffer.

I know if my neighbors were playing music loud enough for me to hear in my home I could call 311, but this is ridiculous.

  • Tracy BB Super Cute Tracy

    Although, I agree there is no real parking solution, if the parking becomes permit parking for a weekend during RF, then that same permit parking should apply to all fests that happen, for the duration of the fest. Think of all the money the city could make on tickets.

  • I live on Kedzie by the park and can say parking was a huge issue this weekend for me. If my area had neighborhood parking I'm sure it would have been ok. pR parking was way easier as people were coming and going all day.

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    I live on Kedzie by the park and can say parking was a huge issue this weekend for me. If my area had neighborhood parking I'm sure it would have been ok. pR parking was way easier as people were coming and going all day.

    Riot Fest was louder and longer than PR weekend. But it ended every night at 10. Aside from the last band on Saturday that was so loud my house was shaking I found it less disruptive from a noise perspective. And the noise didn't go on all night long.

    The people coming to the neighborhood didn't bother me. In fact because the main box office was on Cali it seemed less crowded people wise than PR weekend.

    While RF was inconvenient it was well run and more controlled than other festivals. I might leave town next year to avoid the hassles but whether I do or not I welcome them back. Based on where I live I suspect there are few more unconvinced than I was, but I survived it and can do so again.

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

David Bowie

Anyone else hear a rumor that David Bowie will be playing a few songs at Riot Fest today? Good source, but I'm not totally sure I'm buying it. But... if it's true....

  • Deb Karp Humboldt Park

    Very bad info. Fun nevertheless. :)

  • Ah, I was duped too, and sacrificed seeing Social Distortion for a little speck of hope. :)

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Lost chihuahua

My in-laws are visiting us for the weekend and have lost their dog- a small back chihuahua-- "Mocha". Lost near Washtenaw/LeMoyne.
They're very concerned, she's a country dog and doesn't have any real street smarts :(
Maybe she went to check-out Riot Fest...
Anyone seen her around?

  • Ev

    Check the facebook page: Lost Dogs Ilinois. People posting lost and found pups there. I don't have the time right now to check but if I remember right there was a black Chihuahua posted as found there.

  • Ev

    I don't know when she went missing or what she looks like but here is a link to a female Chihuahua that is at the shelter on Western: http://petharbor.com/pet.asp?uaid=CHGO.A117314

  • LCK

    A lovely neighbor picked her up and put up found dog posters-- awesome

Sep 08

Updated 5 days ago

RiotFest

Humbolt residents, this is my first Riot Fest. I live on Kedzie across from the park and park on the street. How bad will it be this weekend for me?

  • Hpsince1970 Born and raised in Beautiful HP

    Humboldtwriter
    U r funny. I like that.
    The reason we should all worry about a van parked and someone camping there is because we don't know who that is or what r they doing here. Residents with kids need to know. And also have u seen all the garbage this person has tossed out. Maybe he should move his van closer to crystal ave. There is always law enforcement giving tickets to cars on that street.

  • Azra Owner/primary care providor at West Town Daycare

    If you're directly in front of the fest try to get free tickets!!!Go to willcall and show your ID. Even if you're not into the music, walk around and check out the food/art/posters they have. I'm on Sacramento and the last two years it was literally in my front yard....

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    If you're directly in front of the fest try to get free tickets!!!Go to willcall and show your ID. Even if you're not into the music, walk around and check out the food/art/posters they have. I'm on Sacramento and the last two years it was literally in my front yard. Parking was nonexistent. I run my daycare from my home, traffic was so bad parents couldn't even get to my house to pick up their kids. It's loud and the traffic sucks but all in the name of fun. The park is HUGE, great location for something like this. Riot fest is great for the neighborhood. Just like any fest that brings people together for some fun but unfortunately not all fests clean up after themselves quite like riot does.

Jul 30

Updated 5 days ago

New candidate running for alderman in 26th ward

Anyone know anything about the new candidate running for alderman in the 26th ward? I don't know his name, but would like to learn more about him. Hoping someone can add more detail.

  • Jason W Lifelong Chicagoan

    What experience would qualify one for alderman? Honest question.

  • Robert Terra Works in Chicago Local Politics

    Delilaah, thank you for both your concern and valid question!

    Adam's experience as the Superintendent of Streets and Sanitation means that he works alongside the 45th Ward's Alderman John Arena in handling Constituent services and timely handling of many types of issues in his ward. This means his current responsibilities...

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    Delilaah, thank you for both your concern and valid question!

    Adam's experience as the Superintendent of Streets and Sanitation means that he works alongside the 45th Ward's Alderman John Arena in handling Constituent services and timely handling of many types of issues in his ward. This means his current responsibilities include managing garbage removal/recycling programs, street sweeping, snow removal, writing tickets for city ordinance violations, as well as reporting in with the Commissioner and Inspector General. It is Adam's intent to increase the constituent service reactivity in the ward to help with street beautification and general cleanliness of the ward. Further information on the responsibilities of a Superintendent can be found at: http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/streets/provdrs/streets_san/svcs/division_and_wardsanitationoffices.html

    His experience with CAPS is not that of an individual merely attending these meetings, but of actually being an active member of the board working with officers of the law to increase the safety of his ward. Adam has received awards from both CAPS and the City Police for his activities in regards to the organization including Volunteer of the Year and a notice of recognition for outstanding work throughout Chicago. One such example was his personal petitioning and fighting to close a liquor store on Division that had been selling tobacco and alcohol to minors while not discouraging the areas criminal presence.

    Aside from this experience Adam has been a General Foreman within the Carpenters union and owned his own small business for 5 years lending him direct knowledge with both Labor and Business issues. In addition he formerly sat on the 1st Ward First board and has worked on the campaigns of Barack Obama, John Arena, Joe Moreno, Scott Waguespack, Susana Mendoza, Eddie Reyes and Will Guzzardi, to name a few.

    Please feel free to check out our website: http://www.coronafor26.com/

Sep 10

Anyone want to place bets on when the fiesta boricua banner will come down this year?

Last year it made it through the end of October....it went up just before Labor day on Western and Division. Any guesses? I bet it can make it until the first snowfall....

http://chicago.everyblock.com/announcements/sep15-fiesta-boricua-banner-5339168/#comment-220317

Sep 09

Updated Sep 10

Did anyone just hear an explosion near Western and Potomac?

Did anyone just hear an explosion near Western and Potomac? It sounded like it came from just west of that location. Anybody know what happened?

  • Meg

    I heard this last night at Artesian and Potomac. I heard a similar "explosion" on Monday evening as well. Anyone have any idea what it was? It seemed louder than fireworks. Thanks.

  • Big Al WP Big Al, Your Neighborhood Pal

    I thought maybe it had something to do with the alley construction between Potomac and Hirsch, between Western and Artesian. However, the construction was done for the day. Seems to be a real mystery.

Sep 09

Updated Sep 10

Interior tours of Logan Square House & Garden Walk as featured on Curbed & LoganSquareTV!

Do you love historic homes? Have you always wanted to tour the interiors of Logan Square's magnificent turn-of-the-century homes? Now is your chance to get an inside look at the historical richness and beauty of this landmark neighborhood!

Come enjoy a beautiful fall day while attending the Logan Square Preservation 2014 House and Garden Walk this Saturday, September 13th.

More information and tickets are available online: www.logansquarepreservation.org

Presale tickets are available to purchase until Friday, September 12th and available for pickup at Will Call the day of the walk.

Check out what Curbed Chicago said about the House & Garden Walk:
http://chicago.curbed.com/archives/2014/09/04/tour-logan-squares-historic-19th-century-boulevard-homes.php

You can get a sneak peak of one of the houses on LoganSquareTV:
http://logansquare.tv/?p=848

For questions email: logansquarehousewalk@gmail.com

  • I bought tix! The first stop of the tour is my church on Palmer Ave...Cant wait!

Sep 07

Updated Sep 09

Riot Fest Concert street closures starting Wed-Sun in Humboldt Pk

Street closure announcement signs on Division and North for Wed-Sun next week for the Riot Fest Concert series in Humboldt Park FYI.
Concert is Friday Sept 12- Sun Sept 14

http://riotfest.org/chicago/location/#!

  • There was a festival east of Damen on Division yesterday. It is unclear in my post above.

  • I wish I was able to go to the festival, it sounds fun but, I work weekends :( I am concerned because I have to drive to and from work but do not have an id with the address where I live right now since I am staying with family...

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    I wish I was able to go to the festival, it sounds fun but, I work weekends :( I am concerned because I have to drive to and from work but do not have an id with the address where I live right now since I am staying with family just for a time. Will I be able to come home at night with my car (after midnight) if the streets are closed even without local ID? I cannot imagine the ban will be all night...? Thank you in advance for your help! Sincerily, Maria
    PS I stay on North Washtenaw South of North Avenue and North of Division, if that makes a difference.
    Thanks again and have fun! I really would like to attend the festival too!

Sep 06

Updated Sep 08

Looking to buy a home for the first time..

Hello, were looking to buy our first home. We already have the house in mind that we want, just need a lender. Where should we go? Who should we call?

  • I'm a loan officer at PERL mortgage and can definitely help you out. Since you are a first time homebuyer, make sure you do an IHDA Welcome Home Illinois loan. You get a $7500 forgivable second mortgage, meaning as long as you stay at the place for 5 years you won't have to pay that money back. Let me know if you have any questions and congrats!

  • tom in bucktown on and off Chicagoan for 10 years

    Billy burns at guaranteed rate was quick and best rates out of everyone I shopped.

Sep 01

Updated Sep 06

Best way for finding decent renters in Humboldt Pk

I have tried Craigslist and the Reader, and as soon as anyone looks at the address they get spooked and cancel the showing or don't show up.
I am new to the neighborhood in a 3 flat (close to Hamlin and Division) and was wondering if there are neighborhood newspapers or announcements anyone knows of that I could post an ad, or if anyone has any other resources to find a decent tenant in Humboldt Pk/West Humboldt Pk area. Was thinking of visiting churches next. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!

  • As a landlord I understand the frustration of no shows! Recently I did open house showings and found it worked better then setting appointments, in a 2 hour time frame I had more people through than what I would have scheduled. Based on the information in your comments, I would try flyers in local schools, churches and stores with an open house time on them. I do all my own showings and application processing myself for 12 units, if you want to email me feel free. Chy.thomas@gmail.com

  • Lauren 4-year Humboldt Park resident

    I'm very interested in the apartment! Is there any way to not rent the parking spot yet? I don't currently own a car and wouldn't want to spend the extra $130/mo.

Sep 03

Updated Sep 05

Chexican Food

What's the best Chinese food and Mexican in the area? I got the muncheeeez🌲

  • Bludog 21 years in LS

    L'Patron on Diversey just west of California for burritos, tacos and other Mexican fare

  • Julie CPS Teacher

    Mon Lung!

Sep 05

Updated Sep 05

Alley Construction Update-Potomac/Hirsch

I just spoke to Curt, the engineer at Sumit Construction that has been working on the alley between Potomac and Hirsch between Western and Artesian. He said they will be working to "frame" the alley on Monday, pour concrete on Wednesday and be finished next Friday, weather permitting.

Aug 28

Updated Sep 04

26th Ward priorities

New Life Church, corner of Homan and Division, getting prepped for new sidewalks.

I know, I know. Sometimes a new sidewalk is just a new sidewalk.

There have been so many unmet infrastructure and maintenance needs for so many years in this Ward, it seems odd that this improvement would be given priority over tax-paying resident's longstanding problems.

  • thanks for posting cisco, sidewalks look great to me!

  • You've gotta love the "Building a New Chicago" sign sitting next to the new sidewalk next to the church on Division. That new sidewalk replaces a perfectly good sidewalk and (no longer used) driveway section with new sidewalk and curb. Always great to see tax dollars so wisely spent! On such critical infrastructure!

    Who's on the ballot for Alderman & Mayor?

Aug 28

Updated Sep 04

Found Dog

Found this brown and Carmel chihuahua roaming the Humbolt Park neighborhood. He's sweet and very scared. He seems to be in good health. Not neutered. About 7 lbs. no tags or collar. Taking him to see if he has a microchip tonight. Posted info on Lost Dog Illinois as well.

  • Thanks for keeping him safe! Let me know if you want recommendations on potential rescue groups if you can't find his owner.

  • Looks like my neighbors dog, if it is just a puppy version of that breed then it is. They usually leave him out in the sun all day and he barks every 5 minutes, periodically like a cuckoo clock. I just moved out Tuesday so I can't check for him...

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    Looks like my neighbors dog, if it is just a puppy version of that breed then it is. They usually leave him out in the sun all day and he barks every 5 minutes, periodically like a cuckoo clock. I just moved out Tuesday so I can't check for him in their yard. Message me if you want the address to go check with them. If it is their dog, I'm sure they don't mind much that he is gone, bc they only bought him to replace a previous similar dog that was lost/died. He shares the yard with two giant pit bulls and probably wanted to leave. My place was east of the park btw

  • Sarah RM dachshundist

    That's a beautiful dog. Bless you for taking him in.

Aug 31

Updated Sep 01

Free comics!

I have 80 plus comic books I am trying to give away. All modern age mostly DC. You take one you take 80! At least half are bagged and boarded

Aug 25

Almost free desks/chairs/filing cabinets

Moving sale for a business in the 2500 block of North Avenue. Really high quality dark wood desks, reception desk, filing cabinets. Email me or message me if your interested. Must go by Friday. lauriesabath@gmail.com

Aug 14

Updated Aug 15

Surprise Block Party 3200 West Potomac, Saturday August 16TH

I have lived on this block for almost 20 years, and I just found out that we are having a block party this Saturday. As far as I know, nobody asked the residents if they even wanted a block party , let alone when to have it. But one of my neighbors (unmarried, no kids, etc ???) evidently took it upon himself to make this decision for the entire street.

Well, I guess this isn't as bad as the last...

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I have lived on this block for almost 20 years, and I just found out that we are having a block party this Saturday. As far as I know, nobody asked the residents if they even wanted a block party , let alone when to have it. But one of my neighbors (unmarried, no kids, etc ???) evidently took it upon himself to make this decision for the entire street.

Well, I guess this isn't as bad as the last time he did it 8 years ago when all of a sudden at 10AM on a random Saturday morning HE closed the street and pounded on everyone's doors to make them move their cars..

So, officially, don't park on the 3200 block of Potomac on Saturday from 9AM to 6PM.

There is no block club for this block, but it is affiliated with The United Blocks of West Humboldt Park, who also had no knowledge of this event. Several of my neighbors and myself are unable to attend, but would have enjoyed and contributed to a party had we only known.

  • Thanks Emilio,
    I know he has a permit. I am not trying to stop it, I just wish we were informed earlier so we could attend. I think block parties are a great idea, but again, if we all knew about it, it would probably be bigger, better attended, and a present a well needed chance to socialize with my neighbors.

  • Emilio Concerned resident

    Agreed Glenn, he should have let residents know, it's the right thing to do. The guy on our block got an earful from myself and our neighbors.

Aug 13

Updated Aug 14

Red Light cases have Chicago officials scared

Some past threads discussed the problems with red light cameras. Heres a recent article in Tribune. Some people are getting off of their red light tickets because the yellow is too short. http://tinyurl.com/n8shhev

  • Ellenf owner of apartment build. We need dog park

    I fb this article so more people will know. thanks

  • Chicago Blues Dancer of Blues, Jazz, Swing and more

    I can't figure out what the above poster means, but thanks Weidermeier for the link. Good to know!

Aug 10

Updated Aug 13

Homeowners insurance

Seeking help, my home owners policy was basically canceled because they sent some idiot to look at the house and my dog barked. My dog has now been labeled as aggressive and I received a cancellation notice. So liberty Mutual dropped me, Statefarm wants 3000 a year and the online insurance failed because of my dog No other reason. I pulled my Clue report and there is nothing on it and no claims EVER made on my home in 30yrs. I'm confused

  • Sarah RM dachshundist

    Wow, what a terrible thing to say to this dog owner. My (frequently barking) dogs are not a "dangerous" breed, but there are plenty of what people would call pit bulls on my block. And all are wonderful, loving dogs that do not merit the demonization being displayed here. Luckily, some actual, constructive help is being offered our neighbor by others here.

  • From my experience homes get inspected randomly by insurance companies, and if they hear a barking dog (that sounds possibly ferocious) they want to know the breed of the dog. If the dog is on the "dangerous breed list" they can cancel. I don't agree with it but insurance companies...

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    From my experience homes get inspected randomly by insurance companies, and if they hear a barking dog (that sounds possibly ferocious) they want to know the breed of the dog. If the dog is on the "dangerous breed list" they can cancel. I don't agree with it but insurance companies have underwriting guidelines. Fortunately all insurance companies do not have the same guidelines and we have options, which is why I offered a helpful suggestion as an insurance broker. I don't know why the conversation on this website always turn into some person judging someone else and quite frankly I'd wish people stuck to the subject instead of their personal issues.

Aug 09

Updated Aug 11

Turkey V

Has anyone seen what appears to be a turkey vulture circling around California and Augusta?
I noticed it appear after a kid fell off his bike and skinned his knee. Smelling blood, the turkey-v swooped down at the boy. Thankfully the boy's brother was there with a baseball bat and took a few whacks at his beak.
I'm worried about one of the neighborhood kids being carried away and snacked upon. Please be alert guys.

  • Reminds me to make it to Turkey Chop @ 3506 W Chicago Ave.

  • I used to live by an enormous group of turkey vultures. It freaked me out how they would fly in circles, like in the cartoons. Then I learned that is just their social flight. They aren't so much looking for something to die as they are leaving their nest and landing again, in a certain order, to establish their order and dominance.

    Are there really turkey vultures living in the city? The ones I've seen come in 6-foot wing spans!!!

Aug 08

Updated Aug 09

  • RAKARWOWSKI RETIRED CITY WORKER, CLEANING UP HUMBOLDT PARK

    This gets better every time I read it!!!! GO HUMBOLDT PARK!!!! IN YOUR FACE GANG BANGER SCUM!!!!! Boo Yaa!!

Apr 14

Updated Aug 07

Humboldt Haus On Sacramento Blvd. and North Ave. Now Open!

Great news, it is now open but not the deli bar yet. I talked to Mike who said he was a co-owner and the hours now are 9 A.M. to 10 P.M. Monday to Saturday and 10 A.M. to 9 P.M. on Sunday. Mike also added that the 16 taps section will be open in another month. I asked him to join us on Nextdoor and Everyblocks and inform all of the date when the whole restaurant will be open for business. I am looking forward to the grand opening, i will be thirsty! The name of the place is Humboldt Haus.

  • ditto for me on the sign, don't think they need to scream LIQUORS; I am sure word will get around

  • Seth Captain Real estate agent with a Conscience & a Lollipop

    Why don't they put up another massive sign that says HOT CHEETOS. To the owners: Please get rid of your tasteless sign that says LIQUORS. It is a disservice to all the long term residents who have struggled to improve the conditions of the neighborhood. A few smaller brand promos in the window and HUMBOLDT HAUS SANDWICH SHOP marquee would be more appropriate. And maybe offering a 5 cent discount for turning in an empty Flaming Hot Cheeto Bag

Aug 03

Updated Aug 05

Legal to block traffic?

I'm more than a bit frustrated with the traffic jam caused on Kimball just north of Division every Sunday. The new life church has gentlemen (no CPD badge or traffic management uniform) block traffic on kimball so 10-20 cars at a time can exit their parking lot. I thought cars exiting alleys and private drives did not have the right of way. Is this practice legal? I was stopped on kimball at 2 blocks north of division for almost 10 minutes this morning.

Aug 04

Updated Aug 05

Apartment available in Humboldt Park

3 bedroom apartment in Humboldt Park, $1200. Call/text or email me if want details or may be interested. 773-676-7492, talktocindia@aol.com

  • This doesn't really qualify as neighborhood news. I know many people may find this sort of information helpful so I won't go the "Every Block isn't Craigslist" route, but if you are going to post this sort of stuff, it should at least be under Housing so people can filter it out(though as someone who works in real estate, I'm sure you know better than to post this here anyway).

  • Sarah RM dachshundist

    I have a lot of friends looking for places in this tight rental market, and this is helpful imho.

  • As part time I'm working as leasing agent, I'm posting over 100 apartments on Craigslists. Do you want me or other agents start posting on Everyblock ? When this happens EV will be done, that's why people should not advertise theirs apartments right here. It is so many different web sites dedicated to rental. Original poster is not even owner of this apartment, she is real estate broker.

Aug 04

Updated Aug 05

Back To School Fest

Does anyone know when the back to school fest would be at the Norwegian Hospital? They usually have it near Division / Humboldt about this time of year. I haven't seen any signs thus far. Thanks everyone. :)

  • beca humboldt park res

    It's call the Hope Fest. It was already 2 weeks ago bit they moved it to the church, New Life Convenant on Divison and Hamlin. Sorry you missed it.

Aug 02

Updated Aug 04

P. A. (Public Address loud speaker) Systems in humboldt Park

Please consider asking those in Humboldt Park who are playing loud P.A. Systems if they have a permit. If they do not, please call the police with specific instructions as to where the P.A. System is, so they can do their job to have I turned off. Further, if a party has a permit to operate a P. A. System in the park, it is not supposed to be audible beyond 150 feet. There is too much unlawful noise pollution emanating from Humboldt Park. Thanks!

  • RAKARWOWSKI RETIRED CITY WORKER, CLEANING UP HUMBOLDT PARK

    H.P.A.C. meetings are held at the HP field house. It is a shame that police to nothing to people party'in in the park! I have seen the police chase out weed smokers (no arrests) for the play lot across from Division/Kedzie, but never see them stop loud music complaints!

  • RAKARWOWSKI RETIRED CITY WORKER, CLEANING UP HUMBOLDT PARK

    Also the P.A. volume ordinance is no greater than 75 FEET! This also applies to vehicles blasting their music.

Jul 28

Updated Jul 30

HopeFest 2014 @NewLife @ Homan/Division

Any other neighbors experience:

*Division St. closed off all day Saturday
*Parking on surrounding residential streets overburdened with attendees
*People pulling in and backing out of the over-capacity church parking lot dangerously into oncoming traffic (and subsequent horn honking, etc) to go look for parking elsewhere
*Trash left behind by attendees on our streets, parkways and sidewalks (see photo)
*The absence of notification to area residents about the Fest

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  • I am happy for them and the event, and have no problem with what they do on their property. Their building and grounds is really nice.

    What I find curious and problematic is that a 4000 member church has less than 100 parking spots, and it is dramatically affecting the...

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    I am happy for them and the event, and have no problem with what they do on their property. Their building and grounds is really nice.

    What I find curious and problematic is that a 4000 member church has less than 100 parking spots, and it is dramatically affecting the immediate area.

    Their parcel is several acres in size, but more than half of it was used to dump building debris which was then covered with dirt and it formed a grassy hill with a trail on it.

    The grass hill and large lawn is certainly pleasant to look at, but when there are large services or huge events like this, the infrastructure (parking, streets) are inundated beyond capacity for the duration of these events/services.

    An immediate neighbor of the church recently posted on NextDoor, which many of you cannot see, that two bus stops that used to be located on the formerly commercial/warehousing strip in front of the church on Division St. were re-located in front of residences and a business (both E & W bound), including in front of an auto repair shop that has a curb cut.

    Moving these bus stops gave the church at least 8 more spots in front of their facility, but it took away at least 8 spots in front of residences and the business.

    Moving those bus stops costs tens of thousands of dollars. Where did that money come from?

    My question is how a brand new structure/development on a huge parcel with a predictable use of 1000 or more members at a time was approved w/less than 100 parking spots?

    I admit, my annoyance about the inflatable bouncy houses blocking the street instead of being located on the grassy lot seems trite.

    However, overloading and dominating infrastructure that is taxpayer funded to accommodate the built-in needs of a tax-exempt organization bothers me. The inflatable was just a reminder.

    I expect that new sidewalks, street lights, and relocating overhead wires away from the ever beautifying visage of New Life will be another tax-payer funded "improvement" to our Ward.

  • Elise Doody-Jones Logan Square Resident

    Have you discussed this issue with your Alderman ? That is what they are there for.
    My suggestion is:
    You collect a hand full of neighbors, get a list of complaints and a list of ideas on how to solve the problem and request a meeting with the Alderman and New Life. Calmly address the issues and work them out together.

    Perhaps New Life is so busy trying to help people that they don't know that they are having a negative impact on those around them.

Jul 25

Updated Jul 26

Yard Sale Saturday and Sunday at 903 n Fairfield. Bikes, furniture, clothes, etc.

There will be a huge yard sale this Saturday July 26 and Sunday 27 at 903 n Fairfield avenue by California ave and Iowa. From 9 AM both days until everything is gone!

Bikes, furniture, tons of clothes, and other great stuff.

  • Varagona Music Teacher & Lanlord

    Do you have any instruments? I'm always on the look out for my students.
    thanks!

Jul 24

Updated Jul 25

Riotfest tix

Last year i heard that residents of Humboldt Park are offered free tickets to Riotfest. Any truth to that?

  • I just moved to the north side of the park and sent them an email to see if they're offering anything to residents this year. I'll update when/if I get a reply!

  • Azra Owner/primary care providor at West Town Daycare

    I sent an email and Facebook message last year with no response back. Seems as though they don't want people knowing but will give tix if residents directly in front ask for them. I've been lucky two years in a row. Considering the traffic and the fact the the music is LOUD inside our homes with closed windows, it's a fair trade.

Jun 27

Updated Jul 25

Missing Cat- Courtland and sawyer area

My friend lost her black male cat about 24 hours ago. He got out without his collar. If you've seen such a creature please let me know.

  • Em Ro evening is the whole day

    Do you have a picture?

  • Have you found this cat yet? My roommate and I have a cat who's been hanging out on our windowsill since last night and we live nearby at Sawyer and Milwaukee. Let me know!

Jun 05

Updated Jul 24

construction at Lafayette school

Hi all!
Has anyone else been disturbed by the construction noise at Lafayette school (2714 W Augusta) lately? They've been starting in the 6:00am hour, well before the city ordinance allows. I've called police to complain several times and went to Alderman Maldonado's office last week to file a complaint, but it started this morning again at about 6:15am. Wondering if others are noticing this too...

  • Rai Rai Rai Rai

    Ok I just can't take it any longer!! Each day the constructions starts just a bit earlier than the day before! This morning I heard those machines as warily as 5am!! This has gotten out of hand and something needs to be done!! I've called 911 several times and each time I'm told a car will be sent but that never happens. Does any have any other suggestions?

  • Lauren84 Humboldt Park resident

    Hi Rai Rai,

    I feel your pain. I called the police on about 10 different occasions, but no one ever showed. I made an earlier post (see my post above from July 2nd) saying that I have a reporter from the Reader who is doing a piece on this, as...

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    Hi Rai Rai,

    I feel your pain. I called the police on about 10 different occasions, but no one ever showed. I made an earlier post (see my post above from July 2nd) saying that I have a reporter from the Reader who is doing a piece on this, as well as Alderman Maldonado's total lack of response to this and other neighborhood issues. If you'd like to speak with the reporter please click on my profile and send me an email with your contact info and I will be glad to pass this along. Unfortunately this seems to be our only means for getting anything done, since cops won't show up and the Alderman has made it clear that he will not take any action. I've contacted Maldonado's office several times about this, and my messages have gone unreturned and I have been hung up on. I'm very happy that they're working on the school, but waking up residents for months at 5 or 6am is really unacceptable.
    Thanks!

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