19 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Banfield Noooo!

For the love if God! Sitting in Banfield waiting room for over hour and when they get me in the room their gonna shame me into bankruptcy. Please someone give me a vet in logan area that is good and reasonable please

  • Ramona Z. homeowner in Logan Square

    Animal Ark is good, Logan Square animal hospital not so good, I have had more than one bad experience there and they have bad reviews on the web. I would say they are ok for shots and other minor things but don't go there if it's serious or if the dog needs surgery. Animal Ark is about the same in price as others in the area but cheaper than chain vet clinics.

  • Jen

    I also find village west vet to be reasonably priced.

9 hours ago

Updated 7 hours ago

Straw/Hay

Anyone know where I can purchase straw or hay in the area? Thanks!

  • There's a pet shop/farm supply on the north side of Belmont, east of Kedzie. They sell straw in huge bushels for @ $12.

15 hours ago

Updated 9 hours ago

Question for the Group

Is it ok to post items for sale on here at all?

  • Everyblock don'ts

    "Advertisement - Don’t post advertisements or solicitations. (For example: “Stop by Joe’s Car Wash for 50 percent off tomorrow!” or “Check out my apartment for rent. It’s only $800 per month.”) However, you may share information that would be considered beneficial and of interest to the community, such as community events, concerts, activities or new businesses opening in the neighborhood."

  • Swiffer Green Girl

    I have a whole tackle box full of vintage lures my Grandfather used when he was growing up, i.e. Heddon, Pflueger, etc....some very unique designs and shapes as well. i.e. bumble bee, mouse, small lures from the Popper company?

16 hours ago

Updated 9 hours ago

Burglary aware

Guy looks beat up bald with pony tail has a bike black jacket green hoody

  • Flora168 tierd of crime

    I have these photos from my security cameras
    Cops are aware already i tryed putting more photos but the post didnt let me

  • Bald with a ponytail? Jesse Ventura was right. He really is under surveillance.

41 hours ago

Updated 9 hours ago

Lost bird in my yard

My boys found this in our yard? Anyone missing a bird?

  • Gii Gii S Bird person

    Hi I lost my green and yellow parakeet yesterday.. I made a post on almost every site available.. he managed to eat thru my window screen.. please please please call me.. 412- 478 6831
    pleaseeeeeee

  • Gii Gii S Bird person

    Did you call the animal control, because I went there today , and they had no evidence of anybody calling to say they found a parakeet.. I was there today after 6 pm

33 hours ago

Updated 13 hours ago

A peek inside Masada?

Was walking by the always-almost-about-to-open Masada today, and caught a peek inside....

  • I'm not particularly interested in how fabulous the decor would be. And yes I agree Scott the front has been an eyesore for years. What counts for me in a restaurant is how good is the food?… bells and whistles are not necessary in an environment where food should be the forte.

  • Jon

    I understand and respect how they are financing this, but after 6+ years of build up, I've lost interest. Maybe my kids can enjoy it someday. I guess all I was hoping for is to not travel so far for Sultan's Market, but when i hear 'tapas' style, I'm assuming it won't be like that.

44 hours ago

Updated 21 hours ago

Johnny's Grill in Logan Square closing?

I heard that Johnny's on the square might be closing as early as the end of the month. Anyone else know anymore about this?

  • Rick Stoneham Logan resident since 1984

    Ha I remember when they were open 24 hours for fear of break ins If they weren't there. Plenty of crack houses on Kedzie then:)

  • Nelson R. Resident since 1984

    Oh my God! We had better give Mark Fishman more tax dollars to buy Johnny's! Quick, call the alderman!

Mar 15 2012

Updated 29 hours ago

Logan Theater and TIF Money?

Am I wrong or did the Logan Theater/Mark Fishman get about $1MM in TIF money to renovate (courtesy of our Alderman)?
If that's the case, how and why do they think they can raise prices to $7? Haven't we already paid for these renovations?

  • Interesting how these year old posts get revived!

  • Let me stir this pot a bit. Anyone know who is the single largest recipient of TIF dollars? I'll help you out, it's the Chicago Public School District with $350 million committed so far through 2017.

4 days ago

Updated 35 hours ago

Avondale Olive Garden - update?

Does anyone know when/if this is happening?

  • Love Your Skin Esthetician at Love Your Skin

    It doesn't matter to me. I already have the inconvenience of the one in front of my house. Maybe everyone will go there and stop parking on my street which is permit only. I've complained but no one comes to ticket.

  • I wouldn't care to eat there frequently, but I did like going there occasionally when I lived in the suburbs, it's good food at a good price. I for one welcome our Italian overlords to Chicago. :-)

38 hours ago

Energy Efficiency Program to Tame Out of Control Gas Bills

Through May 2014, Elevate Energy has partnered with a certified building performance contractor to offer a 20% community discount on air sealing and insulation – the best efficiency measures to keep your building warm in winter and cool in the summer.

To be able to offer the 20% discount Elevate Energy needs at least 10 buildings in Avondale and/or a nearby neighborhood to move forward with efficiency upgrades in May 2014. With the buildings located near each other, the contractor...

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Through May 2014, Elevate Energy has partnered with a certified building performance contractor to offer a 20% community discount on air sealing and insulation – the best efficiency measures to keep your building warm in winter and cool in the summer.

To be able to offer the 20% discount Elevate Energy needs at least 10 buildings in Avondale and/or a nearby neighborhood to move forward with efficiency upgrades in May 2014. With the buildings located near each other, the contractor can complete more jobs in less time at lower cost, thereby passing the savings on to owners.

Owners interested in moving forward with this work should contact Senior Energy Analyst Jackie Wiese (Jackie.Wiese@ElevateEnergy.org) directly no later than April 25, 2014, to ensure ample time to schedule the assessment and complete the upgrades. We encourage anyone in the neighborhood who is serious about completing improvements to fill out the free application. We can work with owner-occupants and owner-investors alike.

Visit the Elevate Energy website (http://elevateenergy.org/) for details on the 2-4 unit residential buildings program and to read about a building that recently went through the program in Logan Square (http://www.elevateenergy.org/energy-savers-success-story/).

2 days ago

Lost Wallet

My buddy lost his wallet in Logan Square this afternoon, either in or around New Wave Coffee Shop. The wallet looks like an old piece of notebook paper. Not much in it but would love the ID and other cards.

Please let me know if you've found it.

5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Red light camera, diversy and California

Has anyone gotten a 100$ ticket here before? Turning left in the morning onto California is hard because it backs way up waiting to get on 94.

The pictures make it look like I was stopped at the line and the. Blew the red light, but it was yellow when I was in the turn lane changed to red as I was crossing the line

I want to contest not sure if I have any chance

  • @alias_b: So you think saying that a person should get an RLC ticket for running a red is just like wanting to police a concentration camp. Good to know your perspective.

  • Carter O'Brien Lake View/Logan Sq native yet Avondale to the bone

    I definitely suggest watching the video if you get one of these tickets. I got one of these and was thoroughly outraged, until I reviewed the video and realized that what I assumed would be my triumphant vindication via footage showing me cautiously stopping and then making a right turn...

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    I definitely suggest watching the video if you get one of these tickets. I got one of these and was thoroughly outraged, until I reviewed the video and realized that what I assumed would be my triumphant vindication via footage showing me cautiously stopping and then making a right turn on red, was mostly in my head. These cameras have unquestionably made *some* intersections safer. whether the contract was awarded fairly/competently and issues of which intersections are appropriately are separate issues. If I had my way I'd ticket everyone who so much as blows through a stop sign, and it would have everything to do with quality of life and nothing to do with revenue. But, police, cameras, street lane and crosswalk striping, etc all cost money. When I was learning how to drive in the late 80s there were cops ticketing for traffic violations on a regular basis, several decades of police department staffing cuts have really taken a toll on basic civility on the street IMO.

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Babysitter/nanny recommendations

Anyone have any insight into where I can find quality and dependable in-home child care? I need someone for my 2 boys (aged 4 & 1). We only need about 20 hours/week but are having problems finding someone for these hours. Advice?

  • Emilie 5-year West Bucktowner

    Finding good pt nanny candidates is tough. I interviewed more than I expected because they were a mixed bag, lots of eccentrics who were interesting people but not a good fit for us. I also had a ton of no-shows and just plain flakey candidates. Our best ones came through Care.com too. The site requires a basic background check for the nanny to even get listed. I think that extra hoop to jump gives you a group that's more serious and on the ball about finding a good fit.

  • care.com is a good site I would also check local schools depending on when you need them since teachers will be out for summer soon and depending on what school type they are coming from the are background check and finger printed already and have proof of such, also posting here or at local gathering sites like Starbucks will get to lots of people also local colleges especially early childhood and teachers in training looking to add to their experience. Good luck

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Louis F. Dow large steel safe (made in St. Paul, MN)

Perfect condition, solid steel, operational, 33"d. x 75" h x 38"w. Was used to safeguard jewelry and other valuables. It is a beautiful and very heavy piece. If you can remove it, you can have it. Currently on ground floor of a retail space, need professional movers.

6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

New businesses coming to Milwaukee between Spaulding and Kimball/Diversey?!

Walking to the Blue Line in the mornings I've noticed a lot of heavy work going on at the long building 2760 - 2774 N Milwaukee (from a couple doors north of Spaulding up to the Gap building). I also noticed one of the thrift shops there has a "moving sale" sign. So I was curious and looked up the permit:

...ALTERATION OF 2760+2774'S 1ST+BSMT FLRS TO 6+2 COMMERCIAL UNITS RESPECTIVELY, CONSTRUCTION OF 3RD FLR ADDITIONS, CONVERSION OF 2760+2774'S 2ND+3RD...

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Walking to the Blue Line in the mornings I've noticed a lot of heavy work going on at the long building 2760 - 2774 N Milwaukee (from a couple doors north of Spaulding up to the Gap building). I also noticed one of the thrift shops there has a "moving sale" sign. So I was curious and looked up the permit:

...ALTERATION OF 2760+2774'S 1ST+BSMT FLRS TO 6+2 COMMERCIAL UNITS RESPECTIVELY, CONSTRUCTION OF 3RD FLR ADDITIONS, CONVERSION OF 2760+2774'S 2ND+3RD FLRS TO RESIDENTIAL USE...

I've been waiting for some fresh activity in this building! It has so much potential but is currently mostly empty. And I don't mind a good thrift/value store, but there were 4-5 in a row there. Also, I can't stand how the one shop always has all those rows of waste-down mannequins with ugly tight pants on.

Here's hoping the owner has luck filling the spaces with valuable businesses and happy residents! If anyone has any information about what might be going in there. please share.

  • I was thinking baggy shorts & $175 sandals.

  • Glad to see something happening with that building!! The row of mannequin bottoms gives our 'hood character 😁 (although I will be happy to see them gone)

5 days ago

Boys Scout Fundraiser April 27 Sunday

All-I am hoping that you can join us next Sunday for our huge fundraising event. We have 3 boys that are going for their top level badge: THE EAGLE…less than 1% of all boys that try for this actually make it! We would love to see you at St. Lukes Church on Francisco—noon to 4. $10 all you can eat! Featuring live music, beer, wine and our raffle is HUGE this year:TWO Three day passes to Lollapalooza ($2,000 Sold out everywhere else!) and more!! Kitchenaid Stand mixer $700 WHOO HOO!!!!!
Hand blenders $120
Regular blender $150
Food processor $400
Waffle baker $200.00
Cookware - 10 piece set retails for $500.

Apr 15

Updated 5 days ago

Bike repair

I'm looking for a place to repair my old, gnarly bike. Who do you guys rely on?

  • Lindsey Albany Ave. resident

    Comrade cycles! They have experience working on every kind of bike. It's the only place I go to get my bikes worked on. 1908 W. Chicago Ave.

  • I'll second S.T. on the West Town Bikes recommendation if you want to get to know your bike and get your hands dirty. If not, I've had the best luck with Smart Bike Parts on Armitage. They do a great job at a reasonable price and are respectful of all types of bikers. I've also heard them flat out tell people that the junker they brought in isn't worth the cost of repairing and then explain why, except as a real stop-gap measure.

Feb 16

Updated 6 days ago

Problem with newspapers and ads on porch

Our building, a 6 flat at Campbell and Palmer, has a huge issue with unwanted circulars, newspapers, and ads being delivered to our porch daily. There are 7 copies of some of these dropped every single day. We're a rental building so ownership of the porch is tricky, though my husband and I try our best to clean it off when we can. Does anyone know what we can do to stop this wasteful madness? It's such a waste of everyone's time and I hate to think of all that discarded paper.

  • Chicago Al Lifelong Chicagoan, documentarian, & time-traveler

    Here's the link to the story we did at cbs regarding this very issue. I haven't seen any of these papers for a while and I'm glad this story and particularly the class action made a difference.

    http://cbsloc.al/11zKA9J

  • Carter O'Brien Lake View/Logan Sq native yet Avondale to the bone

    ***please note that the Tribune updated the contact email to be ronbuss@tribune.com (not rbuss@tribune.com).

Apr 13

Updated 6 days ago

Grace's Furniture

What's the history of Grace's furniture, located on Milwaukee next to the blue line? Any future plans for the building/site?

Mar 27

Updated 6 days ago

New restaurant in Avondale

It will be a welcome addition to the neighborhood. We are certainly in need of more culinary variety.

http://www.chicagomag.com/dining-drinking/March-2014/Beverly-Kim-Parachute/

  • Petra Z Tomatoes!

    Does belly shack have a $32 dish?

  • Bex Runner, dog owner, food lover in the 60618

    Haha no but they don't have very large dishes either. I guess was thinking more along the lines of the $4-7 snacks and sides.

Apr 15

Updated 6 days ago

411?? Central Park and Palmer

Anyone know what's going on with the corner of Palmer and Central Park?!
Last news was a new restaurant was opening but so far it's still a eyesore and sidewalk parking lot!! Hopefully something will happen soon there.. Anyone heard anything?

  • Gerry60647 Logan Square

    Yeah that's the same info I had heard. Hopefully these plans come through... It would be a good change

  • There was a notice on my gate stating there was a rezoning meeting a few months back, I wonder if it was approved....

Apr 06

Updated Apr 15

Electronic Billboards

Hi All-- Another electronic billboard went up this week at Armitage and Milwaukee. Everywhere they go up they dominate the intersection and make it look like a prison yard. The big ones on the highway wash out everything...Has this been an issue for anyone else? Is there a way to prevent the Las Vegas-ization of Chicago? At the least I'd like to see some kind of brightness limits on them. Has anyone started a campaign? Is it all futile?

Thanks
Will

  • "Does it pay to contact the mayor directly?"

    LOL

  • B sighthound, Avondale/LoganS 3years, Beat 2524

    Maybe start one of those change.org petition s

Mar 21

Updated Apr 15

New Coffee Place & Bakery! (Sugar Hills Bakery)

Sugar Hills Chicago has opened at 3235 W. Addison over by the Chipotle. My husband & I stopped in & tried some sweets and they where very good & the coffee was AMAZING! The owners are very nice to boot. The neighborhood was missing a place like this since I moved to Addison and Kimball back in 2009. I am very glad they are here!

  • Great cookies and clean space and super friendly staff.

  • Lovely spot, no breads but breakfast sandwiches are yummy & I love the Mango Cake & the Strawberry Shortcake. Can't wait to try the liquor cake! :)

Apr 12

Updated Apr 12

2752 W. Fullerton

I was walking the other day and ran into this guy locking the door on the former Ecuanet/Honey I Forgot The Milk. I asked him if he was going to open a business there and he told me he just bought the building with his family and is going to restore it and have office or apartments upstairs and is hoping to rent the ground floor to a restaurant that will use both sides storefronts together. He seemed really nice and told me the car wash that was for sale for a long time on California was sold for cash to a developer and he was told a new building will be built there.

Apr 12

Updated Apr 12

Basement Finishing

I need my basement finished. It will require some electric and plumbing, flooring etc. I'm looking for recommendations for honest workers who are reasonably priced.
Thanks!

  • I've used 4ever Remodeling a few times with good and affordable results.

Apr 09

Updated Apr 11

Olive Garden

Noticed on my train ride home last night that there's excavating equipment that has started working in the Kmart parking lot.

  • Following Lisa's link..
    "Construction pipeline
    Orlando, Fla.-based Darden Concepts Inc. has plans for the first Olive Garden in Chicago, to be located on a site in the parking lot of the Kmart store at 3535 W. Addison St. on the Northwest Side. Work on the 7,700-square-foot restaurant will begin this...

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    Following Lisa's link..
    "Construction pipeline
    Orlando, Fla.-based Darden Concepts Inc. has plans for the first Olive Garden in Chicago, to be located on a site in the parking lot of the Kmart store at 3535 W. Addison St. on the Northwest Side. Work on the 7,700-square-foot restaurant will begin this summer, with an estimated cost of $1.2 million, according to BidClerk.com. The Italian food chain has 10 restaurants in the Chicago suburbs. A spokesman for Hoffman Estates-based Sears Holding Corp., which owns Kmart, confirmed plans for the restaurant. A representative from Darden declined to comment."

    http://www.chicagobusiness.com/realestate/20130326/CRED05/130329830/closer-highlights-for-march-26

  • This has been in the works for a long time but I was starting to get worried based on Darden's recent business trouble. Hope you are right! Not a big fan of most chain restaurants personally but Olive Garden is a guilty pleasure and I think it will do well there and provide some new jobs in the area.

Apr 09

Updated Apr 10

Radiators

Does anyone know where I could find old cast iron radiators? I'm looking for a small one to replace a monster radiator (see photo) I have in my kitchen which probably has been there for over 50 years doing a swell job but taking a lot of room.

  • You can also try Consumers plumbing, http://www.consumersplumbing.com/heating-usedradiators/ for used radiators. I needed to buy new radiators and got them from Castrads, https://www.castrads.com. They are in the UK but I got them in two weeks and they are awesome. I needed four of them in multiple sizes. In the end it cost me $4,500 US dollars, shipping included, as compared to a US company that quoted me $23,000 for similar radiators.

  • Absolutely consumer supply on lake street.....they will even buy your old one. Ours cost 100$. The best part is they test them for leaks.....and they have a very large selection so you may be able to match your exiting design.

Apr 05

Updated Apr 08

New digital billboards at Armitage and Milwaukee

I've always been bothered that the paved over lot on the southwest corner of Armitage and Milwaukee was allowed to go from empty lot (when an arson fire burned down the apartment building there) to a commercial lot, with no sort of zoning change that I'm aware of. And they city says they have landscaping requirements, yet this lot has one very old rusted, falling down chainlink fence and shed for valet parkers. For keeping up such an eyesore, how...

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I've always been bothered that the paved over lot on the southwest corner of Armitage and Milwaukee was allowed to go from empty lot (when an arson fire burned down the apartment building there) to a commercial lot, with no sort of zoning change that I'm aware of. And they city says they have landscaping requirements, yet this lot has one very old rusted, falling down chainlink fence and shed for valet parkers. For keeping up such an eyesore, how does the city and our fine alderman moreno reward them? Gives them permits for a two sided digital billboard so they can milk some more money out of the he property. Can we add some more illegal billboards to the house next door to make it the trifecta of bad neighbors?

  • Steve J -A Chicago original since 1968-

    The Bucktown Community Org is opposed to any LED billboards within the borders of our neighborhood.

    http://www.bucktown.org

  • The billboard at the intersection of Armitage and Damen is wretched. I feel bad for whoever lives across the street from that one.

Apr 08

Updated Apr 08

So many lost dogs today!

Does anyone think it's weird that there are so many lost/found dog posts today?

  • Jennifer Bridgeport to Bucktown and some places in between

    seeing as there are also quite a few supporters of keeping dogs "off leash" it doesn't surprise me in the least.

  • JB in RV Chicago Homeowner

    It's pretty sad if you ask me.

Apr 06

Updated Apr 06

Small black chow missing

There's a small black chow names Fergie missing near Armitage and Western. No pics yet. She should have a collar and tags

  • Thank you all so much! She has been located and is now back in the house. She was captured by my angel this month, Alex, a walker for Windy City. Again, thank each and every one of you for your diligent assistance.

  • meanboss I own a circus.

    Yay! I'm so glad the pup found her way home. She's a cutie.

Apr 05

Updated Apr 06

Landscaper recommendations

We need some minor landscaping done. Seeing if anyone has recommendations. Thanks!

Apr 06

Updated Apr 06

Paper Moon Pastry

Anyone know if paper moon pastry on Fullerton is open today ?

Apr 04

Updated Apr 06

Dentist recommendation

I'm new to the hood. Does anyone have a dentist in the area they would recommend? Thank you!

  • Genevieve artist, photographer, cat lady in W Horner Park

    My husband goes to Big Smiles on Milwaukee abs has had very good experiences there

  • Rushingal Noble Square Neighbor

    Always there dental! The best!

Apr 01

Updated Apr 04

cw price clothing store open or not on cicero in chgo

Does anybody know if cw price is actually open on cicero in chicago il i need to know before i leave out the door today,went there saturday & nothing,are they opening today or nxt week

Apr 04

Updated Apr 04

CPD mobile command center

Over the last 10-15 minutes I have heard an above average number of sirens. Now the CPD mobile command center just went west on Belmont by California.

Anybody know what's going on?

  • Apparently the photo shop right across from Guanajuato caught on fire.

Apr 04

Career and Resource Fair

Hello everyone! I want to personally invite you to the annual career and resource fair that I am hosting on April 19th, 2014 at the Hairpin Art Center, 2800 N. Milwaukee Avenue from 11-4.

Over the past year I've met so many great people who like many, are actively looking for a new career but have no luck.

My approach in hosting this career and resource fair is to recognize the need to support our troops, past and present, as...

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Hello everyone! I want to personally invite you to the annual career and resource fair that I am hosting on April 19th, 2014 at the Hairpin Art Center, 2800 N. Milwaukee Avenue from 11-4.

Over the past year I've met so many great people who like many, are actively looking for a new career but have no luck.

My approach in hosting this career and resource fair is to recognize the need to support our troops, past and present, as well as civilians by promoting employment and providing educational opportunities as well as other resources.

Again, this career fair is open to anyone seeking employment or educational resources!!!

Stay up to date with important announcements by visiting the official FB page: on.fb.me/1iL1K87

Registration is FREE and is required in order to participate. I encourage you to register in advance by visiting: bit.ly/1iL24nc

Tips:

-Dress to impress!! You will be interviewed on the spot.

-Bring plenty of copies of your resume.

-Attitude and confidence is everything when meeting with employers

I look forward to a successful event and meeting everyone that day!!

For more information, please contact me at 773.491.2927 or at Lizdiaz@chicagovets.org

Mar 31

Updated Apr 01

Chicago Fire Filming Near Mozart/Dickens Tomorrow Night

Saw a bunch of flyers up when I was out with the dogs just now. Significant parking disruptions for tomorrow:

No parking from noon-10pm:
- Both sides of Dickens from Mozart to 2814 W Dickens
- Both sides of Mozart from McLean to Shakespeare
- East side of Richmond from Dickens to 2110 N Richmond

...and, a full street closure on Dickens from Mozart to California, from 6pm-10pm

  • Erin 8-year resident of Logan Square

    Argh. I'm sorry. I apparently mis-read the flyer. This notice is for tomorrow, April 2nd. The City's already started putting up no parking signs on Shakespeare.

    So sorry for the mistake.

  • NBD

    My wife and I live on Mozart and we've seen the film crews each time they've been here. It's a fun experience, but I'm wondering where all the neighborhood cars are moved to. Last time I was able to find a spot on Armitage, this time I'm in an area...

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    My wife and I live on Mozart and we've seen the film crews each time they've been here. It's a fun experience, but I'm wondering where all the neighborhood cars are moved to. Last time I was able to find a spot on Armitage, this time I'm in an area that isn't being used. I haven't noticed any streets with abundantly available parking on days like this, or street cleaning days. Maybe I'm not being as observant as I should be. Do you, neighbors, find that you have to hunt for a spot that's still blocks away from your home?

Mar 20

Updated Apr 01

Ridiculous amount of trash on my block.

I've noticed a ridiculous amount of trash on my block near Palmer and Kimball. In the grass, as well as the street. It really detracts from the area. Seems to be more right here than any other block in the neighborhood. Not sure, why, maybe it is due to the close proximity to a main thoroughfare, and bus stop? I'm going to start picking as much up as I can, and am hoping others will all contribute to keeping Logan Square beautiful. Everyone please do your part! Also are there any volunteer groups in the neighborhood that help pick up trash?

  • Hayek Not FDIC Insured | May lose value

    I feel ya Jacob. I live on Kedzie and it tends to get a lot of drive by droppings. I clean up the yards and median half a block either direction and I have noticed some other people have started picking up where I leave off.

    Hopefully the same works for you!

  • Karen SHA treasurer, planting lady

    The aldermen have bags and they are supposed to pick them up after they are full, if you notify them.

Mar 29

Updated Mar 31

Can I use your leaf shredder?

I need a leaf shredder to prep some straw for growing oyster mushrooms. It'll take me less than an hour. If you prefer, I could just use it in the alley at your house, for convenience sake.
In trade, I'll give you a bag of inoculated straw which (in about a month) will produce edible mushrooms (or I'll just give you some edible mushrooms in a month, if you'd prefer that).

Mar 27

Updated Mar 30

Blue line to O'Hare

Has anyone taken the blue line to O'Hare since the derailment? I have to go to O'Hare tomorrow and am wondering how much extra time to leave to deal with the shuttle bus situation. Thanks!!

  • Allow an extra 15 minutes to be on the safe side..

  • I took the blue line from O'Hare on Tuesday and the shuttle busses were running just fine to Rosemont, not too overcrowded or anything.

  • Brian F Long time resident of chicago

    I think it saved me 5 minutes the other day. The shuttles are more often than the trains normally leave.

Mar 28

Updated Mar 29

Any good spots in Logan Square to see the downtown skyline?

Or at least part of it. Maybe some accessible rooftops? :p anything better for a view besides the California blue line stop?

  • I feel like I heard rumblings at one time that Masada would have a rooftop patio once it opens.

  • Javad Karabi dev at trunkclub, originally from houston.

    that masada place is finally going to open huh?

Mar 26

Updated Mar 28

Chicago Pawn opening at Fullerton and Kimball.

Is anyone else really disappointed by this? I can see so many better uses for the building, and I feel like it may attract the wrong crowd if the area...

  • If it was a pharmacy, it seems that this would call for a zoning change.

  • Peter W. CAPS Member 1413 Beat

    This property is in Rey Colon's 35th ward. I have lived near here for 16 years. For many years it was Kimball pharmacy, a small family run business. The pharacist was a great man named John. He was active in the community and CAPS. The opposite corner held a run...

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    This property is in Rey Colon's 35th ward. I have lived near here for 16 years. For many years it was Kimball pharmacy, a small family run business. The pharacist was a great man named John. He was active in the community and CAPS. The opposite corner held a run down derelict burger shop building that was a real eye sore. Eventually 10 years ago, Walgreens bought that corner and forced Kimball Pharmacy out. The storefront has been empty ever since. I am no fan of pawn shops, but I am glad a business is moving. The corner had been extremely dirty and run down for almost 10 years.

Mar 26

Updated Mar 28

  • censorship |ˈsensərˌSHip|
    noun
    the practice of officially examining books, movies, etc., and suppressing unacceptable parts

    Who decides if someone is not entitled to watch this (as you suggest) or that it has or doesn't any value? The government? That seems like censorship to me. That you don't think it has value does not mean it objectively has no value to anyone. I don't understand why "don't watch it" is not an acceptable solution?

    Thanks for the video Bart. Crazy stuff.

  • Alya A. Bucktown to Logan

    CTA surveillance tapes aren't public property until FOIA'd or shared willingly by the CTA itself. the tape was illegally recorded and shared. it provides no public educational or service value other than shock/entertainment.

    but not once did I actually complain about the video itself, say I wouldn't watch it or...

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    CTA surveillance tapes aren't public property until FOIA'd or shared willingly by the CTA itself. the tape was illegally recorded and shared. it provides no public educational or service value other than shock/entertainment.

    but not once did I actually complain about the video itself, say I wouldn't watch it or demand that it be removed. I would never intend to tell people what to watch or not watch. I objected to the demand or assumption that dozens of additional tapes of footage would or should be released (leaked), or that there would be any point if there were. that's really all, but I understand -- it's more exciting to cry censorship or whatever just to get people fired up.

Mar 19

Updated Mar 28

El Habanero - 3300 W. Fullerton

A great little Mexican gem just opened at the corner of Fullerton and Spaulding, where Gloria's once was.

Without getting too yelpy - chips were perfectly greasy; burrito and horchata were choice. Veggie friendly, and even the refried beans are offered without the traditional lard (though you wouldn't know it by the taste). Enrique, the owner, and his family were lovely. ¡Ándale!

Mar 27

Updated Mar 28

Avoid the Blue Line this morning

A man fell on the tracks at California this morning and the stop is shut down in the meantime.

  • Thanks for the info Buster, I've been thinking of him all day wondering how he's doing. I'm not a twitter user so if you hear anything more, please send me a private message. Sorry you had to witness it too; was not a good start to the day.

  • I saw this post and just so happened to be standing next to a cta crew. They didn't know about and called it in to check. They were told the camera showed a guy with a large backpack slide while he was run in for the train. The momentum from...

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    I saw this post and just so happened to be standing next to a cta crew. They didn't know about and called it in to check. They were told the camera showed a guy with a large backpack slide while he was run in for the train. The momentum from his bag threw him on the tracks and he touched the third rail. He was saved and conscious when he was taken away. I thought you die when you touch the third rail and the cta guy said not always, but it messes with your heart and you need a checkup occasionally.

Mar 27

Dinner Fundraiser for Brentano Washington D.C. Trip - Friday, Mar. 28

Here is a great way to take care of dinner and help send Brentano's 7th and 8th grade classes to Washington, D.C.!

Brentano Math and Science Academy Presents:

If You Believe it, You Can Achieve it!!!
Washington D.C. Fundraiser

Friday, March, 28th, 2014
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m

Appetizers, Dinner and a Drink

Puebla Restaurant
2658 N. Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60647

Help us develop Civic Minded "Leaders of Tomorrow"

Purchase your ticket or make a donation at:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/brentano-math-and-science-academy-washington-dc-fundraiser-tickets-10950853297

Mar 26

Updated Mar 27

TMobile in Logan Square

I'm thinking about switching from AT&T to TMobile (their offer to pay for contract cancellation fees is appealing!). I've found AT&T's coverage pretty decent (not great), and I certainly would not make the switch if TMobile's is worse in the Logan Square area (or, really, anywhere in the city). Any thoughts here? Much appreciated!

  • BTD

    I switched from att to tmobile. Their store is one block from me. I could not get signal in my home. Then I found out that if you bring your own phone the costs are the same. Tmobile if iffy at best and I have had zero issues with att

  • I switched from AT&T to T-Mobile about five years ago. It was a great move. Reception is night and day.

Mar 27

Need to hire laborer and truck

Hi neighbors, I bought a bed at Sears but need some help getting it home. Happy to negotiate reasonable price for you to go to Sears with me (preferably Saturday or Sunday, but am flexible) and your truck, drive it back to my apartment, and help me unload into my apartment and take down my old mattress and box spring (which is yours, if you want it!).

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