15 hours ago

Grand Opening Soon!

Hello Neighbors,

My name is Angel and I am co-founder of Fridasofia Catering.
We specialize in Ready-to-Serve Fabulous Party Trays!
Please visit our new website www.fridasofia.com to learn more about our new business servicing Logan Square.
Let’s have a Fabulous Party!!
Thanks
Angel
FridaSofia Catering
Co-founder
www.fridasofia.com
info@fridasofia.com

15 hours ago

Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce Quarterly Mixer

Come mingle, nosh and network @Free Range Office for the quarterly Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber Mixer on April 8th from 6:00-8:00pm. Wind down after work with fellow Chambers members and neighborhood residents while enjoying some complimentary sparkling sake from Social Enjoyments, beer from Atlas Brewing Company, wine, and appetizers!

2 days ago

Updated 15 hours ago

Parking on Damen in WP/BT

Can I get a yellow bib to allow me to park for free?

  • saying they can't be going back to pay for parking every two hours kind of is taking a position. Inconvenient maybe but can't?

  • Bger East Village neighbor

    so you're in the middle of excavating or laying asphalt--you're going to have workers stop what they're doing to feed a meter? Not practical. So that's as far as my taking a position goes. Again if you think it's an issue talk to the alderman. Perhaps they can arrange a paid parking pass system. But paying a meter every 2 hours for several cars that don't all arrive at exactly the same time is not practical.

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Rat Season!

As it (thankfully) begins to get warmer in our fair city and shoveling/Dibs wars taper off, tulips start peeking out from underneath the last tiny mountains of snow, and business owners start cleaning off their patio furniture, we're onto the next great problem: rat season! Hooray!

So, rats are obviously a problem in Chicago. I'm not sure how this differs from neighborhood to neighborhood, but our block has had it pretty bad for the past few years (we live on...

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As it (thankfully) begins to get warmer in our fair city and shoveling/Dibs wars taper off, tulips start peeking out from underneath the last tiny mountains of snow, and business owners start cleaning off their patio furniture, we're onto the next great problem: rat season! Hooray!

So, rats are obviously a problem in Chicago. I'm not sure how this differs from neighborhood to neighborhood, but our block has had it pretty bad for the past few years (we live on the east side of Holstein Park). I live in a two-flat, and my downstairs neighbor wants to put poison (packets and loose pellets) down in our backyard. We have two dogs, and while I am also horrified at the thought of rats taking up residence (literally) in our own backyard, I don't feel comfortable with a life-threatening substance being scattered around our yard. Besides the obvious ecological/wildlife threat, it poses an immediate threat to our pets and isn't a true solution to the problem. (I should mention that this neighbor is great and does a ton of handy-work for our landlord; we just don't see eye-to-eye on this issue).

Neighbors: any thoughts? Does anyone know how the City of Chicago is dealing with this? There's a place to call 3-1-1 on the website, but I'm not sure what their course of action would be, so I'm hesitant to report it. How have you guys dealt with this, if at all? I also plan to plant a veggie garden this summer, and I have no idea how to keep it from becoming a rat hotel. Help!

  • Milli 3 year Logan Square resident

    My neighbor three doors down has a feral cat colony and I have NEVER seen a rat on my block. My little heroes...

  • Try traps instead of poison. I know, it's gross to clean up a dead rat in a trap, but poison leads to a painful death. Often times the rat or mouse will eat the poison, crawl into your attic/walls/garage and die there, creating a smelly mess you'll never find. The Chicago Nature Museum and other conservatories favor traps over poison because of this. Good Luck!

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White Cat Found

I found my cat around 3 am -- scared and dirty, but ok. Thanks so much for the responses and suggestions!

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Catalytic Converter Theft

Caution Catalytic Converter theft! I got in the car this morning, parked on 2200 Hoyne across the street from the school, at 5:30AM and found the car running really loud. Took it to Chevy dealer in Lincoln Park on Norht and it's $1200 to fix the stolen Catalytic Converter.

  • Bob 20+ year resident

    I had a Honda Element. In 2010 and 2012 the catalytic converter was stolen. I just got fed up because I knew it would happen again so I got rid of the SUV and got a car.

  • These guys will take it from about any vehicle it seems. I got my cc stolen from a 17 year old Pontiac that was fairly low to the ground, not an SUV or high off the ground vehicle. I got it replaced with an "after market" converter which apparently has...

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    These guys will take it from about any vehicle it seems. I got my cc stolen from a 17 year old Pontiac that was fairly low to the ground, not an SUV or high off the ground vehicle. I got it replaced with an "after market" converter which apparently has significantly less of the precious metals the thieves steal them for. So supposedly they get very little for them and pass them by for original cc's or OEM replacements which have all the metals. They should throw the book at these guys big time if they ever get caught. No reducing charges to some minor crime.

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Lost White Cat Bucktown

My cat got out sometime today -- Sunday March 29. I live on Palmer St near Oakley -- near Holstein Park.
Her name is Doopy. She's all white, a little chubby, 15 years old, and has several medical issues, for which she needs medication. She's not wearing a collar or tags, and she is friendly but shy.

Please call if you see her or find her. 773-263-1295
$100 reward .

  • Kelly B Beaucastel's Mom

    So very sorry! Please be sure to post on FB on Lost Cats of Illinois. And be sure to stay in close contact with CHicago Animal Care & Control. You should go every day to do a lost pet tour. This is even more important if she doesn't have a...

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    So very sorry! Please be sure to post on FB on Lost Cats of Illinois. And be sure to stay in close contact with CHicago Animal Care & Control. You should go every day to do a lost pet tour. This is even more important if she doesn't have a micro-chip. Unfortunately a new Chicago ordinance (passed in Nov 2014) removes the vital stray hold period for puppies, kittens and cats who do not have micro-chips. If a puppy, kitten or cat is brought to CACC and doesn't have a chip, there is no longer a stray hold period that gives owners time to find their pets. (Dogs with no micro-chip are given a 3 day stray hold.)

  • @WendiChicago Interested in local news

    I hope you find her soon. Good luck and let us know.

Mar 11

Updated 2 days ago

Mayor

Chuy vs rahm? Discuss

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Waguespack speaks about Fioretti

this was in my inbox this morning:

From Citizens for Waguespack

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Ald. Waguespack: Garcia has the right priorities to fix City’s finances

CHICAGO (March 29, 2015) -- The following is a statement from Ald. Scott Waguespack (32nd) in response to the news that Ald. Bob Fioretti (2nd) has endorsed Rahm Emanuel.

“Ald. Fioretti and I have been friends and colleagues for many years, and we have stood up together against the Emanuel administration’s bad choices, wrong priorities...

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this was in my inbox this morning:

From Citizens for Waguespack

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Ald. Waguespack: Garcia has the right priorities to fix City’s finances

CHICAGO (March 29, 2015) -- The following is a statement from Ald. Scott Waguespack (32nd) in response to the news that Ald. Bob Fioretti (2nd) has endorsed Rahm Emanuel.

“Ald. Fioretti and I have been friends and colleagues for many years, and we have stood up together against the Emanuel administration’s bad choices, wrong priorities and broken promises. And, together, we have voted against the last three irresponsible Emanuel administration budgets.

“Ald. Fioretti knows, as I do, that Mayor Emanuel’s approach to the City’s finances has been an unmitigated disaster. He's said it himself on many occasions.

“I’m going strong for Chuy Garcia, and many of Bob's supporters are too. Mayor Emanuel is the one who got our city even deeper into this fiscal mess. Chuy has the right priorities. He can be the one to guide us out.”

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Internet Provider

fed up with Comcast. Any other option we have for internet provider?

  • RCN is capped isn't it?

  • Taladrina humboldt park warrior

    I have att and pay $45 a month. Not the best speed. I have had them Forever. Now I keep getting offers for faster speed. However they charge for new modem etc. Not worth it for me. I will stay at my funky slow Internet connection for $45.

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5 Things to Do in Wicker Park This Weekend

Dez-Plas' show closes Saturday at the ARC Gallery, 2156 N. Damen Ave. Hours are noon to 6 p.m.

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...s founder Eric Williams, who is packing up his  lifestyle, jewelry and accessories shop at 1442 N. Milwaukee Ave. and relocating to Hyde Park. (You can still find Williams a few days each week...

...a few days each week at Needs, a new men's clothing store opening at 1410 N. Milwaukee Ave. later this spring). RSVP on Facebook for the three-day-long party...

Scour Warehouse Deals from 12 Boutiques:  The Wicker Collective's two-day multi-boutique sale runs from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at MaZi Dance Studio, 2001 W. North Ave., 2nd Floor.

...are noon to 7 p.m. Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. K-Mart, 1360 N. Ashland Ave.

Tickets are $10 at the door; $5 for students and seniors with ID. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Bloomingdale Arts Building, 2418 W. Bloomingdale Ave. Call 773-235-4267 or visit the Nelson Algren Committee's website for more info.

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Waguespack supports Chuy

A message from Alderman Scott Waguespack:

I want to thank you for your support in the municipal elections in February as I was able to work with you to gain 79% of the vote in the 32nd Ward vote. The elected school board issue also tallied about 83% of the vote.

Another big date in Chicago's political history was made when the first ever mayoral runoff was set for April 7th. I am urging you to get out and vote...

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A message from Alderman Scott Waguespack:

I want to thank you for your support in the municipal elections in February as I was able to work with you to gain 79% of the vote in the 32nd Ward vote. The elected school board issue also tallied about 83% of the vote.

Another big date in Chicago's political history was made when the first ever mayoral runoff was set for April 7th. I am urging you to get out and vote early or on April 7th. I am supporting Chuy Garcia for Mayor but whoever you vote for, exercise your right to vote.

Voting for the April 7th runoff election is underway at early voting locations throughout the City. This is the first time Chicago has had a Mayoral runoff election since the runoff system was put into place. The Board of Elections ballots will list the two candidates for the office of Mayor: Mayor Emanuel and Chuy Garcia . In the 32nd Ward there will be one ballot cast for the mayoral race and no other questions will be on the ballot.

For questions about registration, absentee ballots, or any other election related issues visit the Q&A page at the Board of Elections for answers. To look up your polling place, check your voter information on the Chicago Board of Elections.


EARLY Voting is offered from Monday March 23rd through Saturday April 4th. Any voter registered in the City of Chicago may use any Early Voting site in the city, regardless of where the voter lives. Voters do need to present government photo ID during early voting.

HOURS of Polling Locations
All sites will be open every day from March 23 through April 4:
Mon-Sat - 9 am-5 pm
Sunday - 9 am - 3 pm

5 days ago

Do the Best of Dance

Biannual publication AREA Chicago is holding a fundraiser at Danny's Tavern, 1951 W. Dickens, tonight from 10pm to 2am. It's free to get in, but 25 percent of the bar proceeds will go to AREA -- so drink up!

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The Reader moves out of its longtime offices at 11 E. Illinois today, heading for the Sun-Times Building a few blocks away. The paper's staff has been blogging about the process all week.

...have cool stuff to peruse. Send five copies of your zine to the theater at 5153 N. Ashland, 60640, and bring free joy (and, of course, your unique perspective on the world) to...

In a stark take on the remaining public housing near Halsted and Division, the New York Times says, "the Plan for Transformation, a national model in its scope and original ambition, is off schedule and in need of more money."

...Hawe; original music from Cepia, Sienna, and Detalles; and more. Released as part of the 2005 May 1st Reboot and CSS Reboot, the launch party for the new volume takes place Tuesday...

PISTIL Magazine will celebrate the release of its fifth issue, "Idol," at the Hothouse, 31 E. Balbo, with a gallery exhibit and silent auction benefiting the American Red Cross. Featured artists include...

...work must not be previously published. Entries go to Chicago Literary Awards, Another Chicago Magazine, 3709 N. Kenmore, Chicago, 60613...

THE2NDHAND celebrates the release of its 15th issue, "LE2EMEMAIN," tonight at Skylark, 2149 S. Halsted, tonight (Sunday). Editors Todd Dills and Jeb Gleason-Allured are joined by Joe Meno and...

City Newsstand, 4018 N. Cicero in Chicago, and Chicago-Main Newsstand, 380 N. Chicago in Evanston, are great resources for hard-to-find magazines and newspapers, but little did you know they also have a pretty good website. Check out their Top Tabloid Headlines of 2003 -- FEBRUARY TO BE CANCELED!

...6, 7:30 pm, 1350 N. Wells) and Quimby's (November 8, 8:00 pm, 1854 North Ave.), plus an open house at Women and Children First (November 8, 1-2 pm, 5233...

...Ave.), plus an open house at Women and Children First (November 8, 1-2 pm, 5233 N. Clark). Sponsored by Chicago NOW...

Mar 21

Updated 5 days ago

Dog needs new forever home

Sam is an 8 year old Cattle Dog Mix, about 45 lbs. She loves to cuddle and would be great for all people young and old **except for families with children. She is house trained, great on a Leash, loves long walks (on the beach). Loves jumping and running at the forest preserve and listens well off lease. She will do well in a home with other dogs.

The reason why I need to find her a new forever home...

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Sam is an 8 year old Cattle Dog Mix, about 45 lbs. She loves to cuddle and would be great for all people young and old **except for families with children. She is house trained, great on a Leash, loves long walks (on the beach). Loves jumping and running at the forest preserve and listens well off lease. She will do well in a home with other dogs.

The reason why I need to find her a new forever home is that she **can not be around kids, especially crazy toddlers. When around little kids she gets scared which leads her to become aggressive towards them. But with that said... she is AMAZING with adults. She is a little timid and needs a time to get to know you.

  • I still haven't heard from your friend Dana

  • Hi Shell-- We are hoping that Brian will love her and take her home!! Keep u all posted.

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Mar 25

Updated 6 days ago

Need Moving Boxes

Hello neighbors! Need all sizes. I so appreciate your help. Thank you!

  • Check out EB Humbouldt Park. I just saw a post offering boxes.

6 days ago

Mar 25

Updated 6 days ago

Construction start time

Is there a time restriction on when construction can start for the day?
I know the Bloomingdale Trail construction is behind schedule a bit, but do they need to start working at 6:30 in the morning? Jackhammers were being used at 7:15.

I won't even get into the issues with parking/traffic on our street/intersection.

  • sorry..'near'..

  • Pneumatic tools in the downtown district are not allowed before 8 AM.....I would imagine the same ordinance is in effect since residents live so close to this project.

6 days ago

Updated 6 days ago

catalytic converter stolen 2200 Block N Hoyne

My Catalytic Converter was stolen last night. 2200 block of N. Hoyne and was parked on the street.

  • Zeee 2200 block n hoyne resident

    Sorry to hear that Anne. It's unbelievable you got hit again. Is the police doing anything in our neighborhood?! Groupon should start doing catalytic converter deal.

  • Ya I am going to report to police......I've been parking out there since I moved intomy place with no problems..... Zimin try Carson tire @ 1005 W Huron....99% positive they will be cheaper for the same work.

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Mar 25

Mar 25

On A Mission: The Tireless Passion Of Artist Donald Jackson

The Color Wheel Studio is located at 2034 N. Damen Ave.

Oct 28

Updated Mar 25

Elise Doody Jones for 32nd Ward

According to @Aldertrack, Elise Doody Jones is running against Scott Waguespack

https://twitter.com/Aldertrack

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Mar 20

Updated Mar 25

Have you experienced an act of kindness recently?

Hello friends and neighbors! Have you experienced a random act of kindness lately? Someone who helped you out in some way – big or small – went beyond the call, or just put a big smile on your face? Would love to hear your stories about who our community goes out of its way to help each other and make things better, even if that’s one person at a time with some small gesture.

  • If my neighbors on each side of my building are reading this, I'm still waiting for the thank you for shoveling your sidewalks. Here's your opportunity!

  • Rose4u Gardener

    I live on the 2300 block of North Maplewood. There is a gentlemen that has been snow blowing my sidewalk as well as other neighbors on this block. I have no idea who he is but God bless you!

Mar 24

Updated Mar 25

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!

  • Chris Defying a Singular Identity

    The wine shop is at
    Letizia's Fiore - 2456 N. California

Mar 25

Max Gerber Tower Project - 2nd Community Meeting

Hello Neighbors, the 2nd Community Meeting for the old Max Gerber Project (The Towers), at 2293 N. Milwaukee Ave, will be next Monday, March 30th, at the Haas Park Fieldhouse at 6:30 p.m .
Nearby residents and property owners have been mailed a notice informing them of the next community meeting. but please do tell your neighbors. And I encourage everyone to come to the meeting.

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