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Hoyne and Armitage attack

Date: 08/19/2014
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A man, 45, was walking along the 2000 block of W. Hoyne Ave., near Armitage Ave., in Bucktown, when he was attacked at 10:45 p.m. Mon., Aug. 18.

The offenders were a group of four to five black 16 to 18 year-olds, according to Officer Janel Sedevic in News Affairs, Chicago Police Department. He was punched in the face and had his cell phone stolen.

Unable to call the police from the scene, he went elsewhere to call but refused medical attention, despite his bruises.

Area North Detectives are investigating.

  • Sorry to hear about that Lyle and thanks for sharing. All that glitters isn't gold and no matter where you are you have to be on your toes. Sure XOCO opens up in Wicker Park and then not too far from there Lyle gets jumped. I am sure this wasn't the case but whenever I see a pack of people regardless of race I make it a point to walk on the other side of the street, unless its a bachelorette party.

  • Horrible. What's up with the little thugs and thug groups around wicker / bucktown lately?

    Good thing he didn't fight back - or he'd be a racist?

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Final Items to Sell! Everything OBO

I'm down to the last couple of items for sale.

Gas Grill: $90
Sectional Couch: $300
Entryway Table: $100
Kitchen Table: $75

Everything as priced or OBO. Please email sellingstuff614@gmail.com for additional information.

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Hair Color Models Needed Monday! $10!

I'm a hair color apprentice looking for hair color models every Monday!
Shoot me an email if you're interested!
Where:
Art+Science Salon
1554 N Milwaukee Ave
Appointment times:
1pm
3pm
5pm

19 hours ago

Over Night Blue Line Construction

Our bedroom face the Western Blue Line stop. We are used to sleeping through the standard train sounds, but last night, they began night construction and we were awake for the entire thing. Although loud, the actual machinery is tolerable. What kept us up was the intermittent sound of boards or something similar being thrown from the el into large metal dumpsters on the ground. Every time I dozed off for a second, BOOM! Anyone know how long this is supposed to last? Should they be throwing materials from the tracks? I am exhausted.

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Birthday lunch for friend.. ideas? Steak place? Near us though..

Taking out a friend for her birthday... a late lunch .. we'll be in Logan Square as this is a neutral spot.. so location is important. We can drive over to Wicker.. Bucktown..nearby.. etc. Anywhere to have a good steak? thats her fave.. have no idea where to go. Suggestions? Weekend thing btw.

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Updated 34 hours ago

Demolition and construction Fullerton next to Tennis club for new intersection bypass?

There was demolition and now some kind of construction going on West of the Tennis Club on Fullerton, near the intersection of Damen, Elston, and Fullerton. Does anyone know - is that for the new intersection bypass road construction?

  • Artist Girl,
    From the plans they showed us the other night the new road will come in across the currently vacant Vienna Beef parcel (where those trucks are parked) and will require the relocation of utilities and front end stuff at the Midtown facility on that side of the street....

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    Artist Girl,
    From the plans they showed us the other night the new road will come in across the currently vacant Vienna Beef parcel (where those trucks are parked) and will require the relocation of utilities and front end stuff at the Midtown facility on that side of the street. As I understand it they will carve out some of the front of that building for the road but the structure will essentially be where it is now with some entrance and utility modifications. I will try to dig up the plans that they showed us and post them here if I can find them.

    Topher,
    It is no longer a flyover situation and now they are dividing the Elston, Damen and Fullerton intersections into 3 separated and distinct intersections.... hard to describe and if I can find the drawings they showed us the other night I will put them up!!
    Thx.
    Gail

  • Ok if you go to Alderman Waguespack's website you will find stuff there under infrastructure projects. Here is the presentation and at about page 19 you will see the new layout of the intersections.... http://ward32.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/041008.pdf
    His general site is http://ward32.org/ if you want to poke around more - there are other docs related to this project.
    Gail

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Updated 35 hours ago

2068 North Leavitt - New Luxury Custom Home by Foster Design Build

Foster Design Build is excited to announce our newest project in Bucktown at 2068 North Leavitt.

For more information regarding this project please visit www.fosterdesignbuild.com, email rberg@fosterdesignbuild.com or call 312-445-9564.

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Man attacked on HOYNE AVE NEAR ARMITAGE

A man, 45, was walking along the 2000 block of W. Hoyne Ave., near Armitage Ave., in Bucktown, when he was attacked at 10:45 p.m. Mon., Aug. 18.

The offenders were a group of four to five black 16 to 18 year-olds, according to Officer Janel Sedevic in News Affairs, Chicago Police Department. He was punched in the face and had his cell phone stolen.

Unable to call the police from the scene, he went elsewhere to call but refused medical attention, despite his bruises.

Area North Detectives are investigating.

39 hours ago

Blazing the Bloomingdale Trail: Over the hills, through the woods

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Car broken

last night my car (audi q5) was broken, it happened around 12am on Leavitt and Evergreen, any information?
Thanks

  • Our Suburban was targeted at Leavitt and Hirsch about six months ago. They could not get in but caused damage in the attempt. Be sure to report to the police.

  • Thanks for letting us know.

  • Any information? Like what? Do I know who did it? No.

2 days ago

Logan Square's Annual House & Garden Walk! Interior Tours-Sept 13th!

This year marks the return of this popular late summer event hosted by Logan Square Preservation, a long-standing non-profit community organization with a rich history of preserving the homes and unique character of the neighborhood and its Boulevard network.

EIGHT PALMER SQUARE HOMES TO BE FEATURED ON
2014 HOUSE & GARDEN WALK SEPTEMBER 13

CHICAGO – Elegant restored or preserved residences on or surrounding Palmer Square, once home to bicycle icon Ignaz Schwinn, will be open for public view September...

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This year marks the return of this popular late summer event hosted by Logan Square Preservation, a long-standing non-profit community organization with a rich history of preserving the homes and unique character of the neighborhood and its Boulevard network.

EIGHT PALMER SQUARE HOMES TO BE FEATURED ON
2014 HOUSE & GARDEN WALK SEPTEMBER 13

CHICAGO – Elegant restored or preserved residences on or surrounding Palmer Square, once home to bicycle icon Ignaz Schwinn, will be open for public view September 13 during the Logan Square Preservation 2014 House & Garden Walk.

Visitors enjoy relaxed interior tours of stately turn-of-the-century homes led by trained docents who provide insight on history and architectural significance.

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

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

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

The House and Garden Walk runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

TICKETS:

Advance tickets are now on sale for $25; day of event tickets are $30. Those interested can purchase tickets on Sundays from noon to 2 p.m. at the Logan Square Comfort Station, 2579 N. Milwaukee Av., or by visiting www.logansquarepreservation.org

Request further information from logansquarehousewalk@gmail.com.

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Interior tours of Logan Square's turn-of-the-century homes! House & Garden Walk-Sept. 13th

EIGHT PALMER SQUARE HOMES TO BE FEATURED ON
2014 HOUSE & GARDEN WALK SEPTEMBER 13

Popular Late Summer Showcase Hosted by Logan Square Preservation to Include Gardens and Church

CHICAGO – Elegant restored or preserved residences on or surrounding Palmer Square, once home to bicycle icon Ignaz Schwinn, will be open for public view September 13 during the Logan Square Preservation 2014 House & Garden Walk.

Visitors enjoy relaxed interior tours of stately turn-of-the-century homes led by trained docents who...

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EIGHT PALMER SQUARE HOMES TO BE FEATURED ON
2014 HOUSE & GARDEN WALK SEPTEMBER 13

Popular Late Summer Showcase Hosted by Logan Square Preservation to Include Gardens and Church

CHICAGO – Elegant restored or preserved residences on or surrounding Palmer Square, once home to bicycle icon Ignaz Schwinn, will be open for public view September 13 during the Logan Square Preservation 2014 House & Garden Walk.

Visitors enjoy relaxed interior tours of stately turn-of-the-century homes led by trained docents who provide insight on history and architectural significance.

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

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

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

The House and Garden Walk runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Advance tickets are now on sale for $25; day of event tickets are $30. Those interested can purchase tickets on Sundays from noon to 2 p.m. at the Logan Square Comfort Station, 2579 N. Milwaukee Av., or by visiting www.logansquarepreservation.org

Request further information from logansquarehousewalk@gmail.com.

This year marks the return of this popular late summer event hosted by Logan Square Preservation, a long-standing non-profit community organization with a rich history of preserving the homes and unique character of the neighborhood and its Boulevard network.

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Blazing The 606: Over the hills, through the woods

...to announce another bridge-moving in the coming months, this time at the intersection of Milwaukee and Leavitt avenues. The bridge there will be lifted, she said, so a new support system can...

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Call For Local Artists

OPEN CALL FOR “ARTS SANCTUARY” VISUAL ART EXHIBITION ON SEPTEMBER 5, 2014

In conjunction with the Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce, Wicker Park Lutheran Church is establishing a First Fridays exhibition series called “Arts Sanctuary.” Our goal is to cultivate a series of events that bring together the arts and our community while exploring connections between art and spirituality. September's event, which is entitled "Mercy, Unity, Restoration," is open to the public and will take place from 7–10 p.m....

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OPEN CALL FOR “ARTS SANCTUARY” VISUAL ART EXHIBITION ON SEPTEMBER 5, 2014

In conjunction with the Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce, Wicker Park Lutheran Church is establishing a First Fridays exhibition series called “Arts Sanctuary.” Our goal is to cultivate a series of events that bring together the arts and our community while exploring connections between art and spirituality. September's event, which is entitled "Mercy, Unity, Restoration," is open to the public and will take place from 7–10 p.m.

Among others, the exhibition will feature a social practice piece entitled “Sewing Forgiveness” by Catherine Schwalbe. Live jazz, local beer, and light refreshments will round out the evening. The event is free with a suggested donation, and proceeds will go to Youth Futures, a local nonprofit that works with young adults who are on probation and parole, providing mentoring, educational services, and restorative justice programs.

EXHIBITION DATE

September 5th, 2014, 7–10 p.m.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

We are looking for works to display, primarily from artists working in the Wicker Park, Bucktown, Logan Square, Humboldt Park, and greater West Town areas, and especially those featuring the topics of mercy, forgiveness, restoration, and unity. If your work is outside the scope of concept or location, it will still be considered. Please respond via email to Kristin Turpin (kristin.hanson@gmail.com) with the following:

-A JPEG or link to the piece(s) you’d like to display

-Overall dimensions

-Display requirements

We’ll do our best to ensure all submissions receive a timely response.

DEADLINE

Submissions will be accepted through August 30th.

Thank you and we look forward to working together to create a shared art experience!

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Fall Tracking: Chicago's Most Anticipated Fall Openings

Address: 1545 N. Damen Ave.

Address: 1732 N. Milwaukee Ave.

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Prasino Wicker Park Closes Indefinitely

Owner has had it: "tired of everything going out the back door". Tried to grab a bite there today, owner said he made decision to close doors this morning.

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First Time Home Buyer.....

I have decided to start on this journey of buying my first house. I am skeptical of hiring a real state agent, but I do not it does not mean I wouldnt consider it. Does any one have any suggestions, recommendations or tips?

Thanks!

  • Vince L Logan Square/Chicago Realtor & Appraiser

    Whether or not you would want to work with me to find your perfect home, I am happy to answer any other questions you may have or help in anyway I can. My number is 773-603-6711

  • Ariana,
    Yes, a thorough inspection is essential. The City requires that certain declarations be made by the seller regarding conditions. Do find your own inspector. Just because the Realtors split the fee does not mean your agent cannot serve you well. I repeat, no need to hire a buyer's agent.

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Stolen Bicycle with Child's Seat

Had a 10 year old Gary Fisher Mountain bike stolen last night from my garage on Charleston. Just a reminder for all to keep their garages secure. I thought ours was locked but when i looked out saw it open around 9pm.

I see men with old pickups driving around the alleys looking for junk all the time. Often the stop and look into my garage when they don't realize I am in there.

  • These garbage picker upper type of cars should be outlawed . All they do is shuffle through our garbage and make a mess. We had a guy take our iron door off our fence.

3 days ago

30% off sushi brunch + Free, BYOB Comedy | Saturdays @ Runa Japanese

Sat, Aug 23, 2014 12:30pm

Noon:Thirty!
An outdoor, brunch comedy show!
FREE + BYOB!

August 23rd!
and every Saturday
at Noon:Thirty (12:30pm)

Featuring:

Charlie Rohrer (Congrats on Your Success)
Melody Kamali (Double Feature)
Rebecca O'Neal (Congrats on Your Success)
Odinaka Ezeokoli (Congrats on Your Success)
Nicholas Rouley (Freak Happening)
Mikey Manker (Stand Up Stand Up)

on the patio of
Runa Japanese
in Bucktown
2257 W North Avenue
blocks from the Damen Blue Line

featuring a new line up of Chicago's best comedic talent every...

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Noon:Thirty!
An outdoor, brunch comedy show!
FREE + BYOB!

August 23rd!
and every Saturday
at Noon:Thirty (12:30pm)

Featuring:

Charlie Rohrer (Congrats on Your Success)
Melody Kamali (Double Feature)
Rebecca O'Neal (Congrats on Your Success)
Odinaka Ezeokoli (Congrats on Your Success)
Nicholas Rouley (Freak Happening)
Mikey Manker (Stand Up Stand Up)

on the patio of
Runa Japanese
in Bucktown
2257 W North Avenue
blocks from the Damen Blue Line

featuring a new line up of Chicago's best comedic talent every week!

Join us for brunch before the show!
11:30-showtime (Noon:Thirty!) 30% off entire Runa menu with complimentary mimosas!
(with the exception of existing lunch specials)

Discount brunch wraps and show starts PROMPTLY at 12:30pm
(we ask that guests attending for brunch arrive well before noon to complete their meals and wrap checks before the show - though food can be taken to the outdoor patio during the performances)

RSVP on Facebook HERE!
https://www.facebook.com/events/1451329791810724

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Robin Williams' Death Sparks Shortage of Comedian's Movies at Local Shops

"We are averaging around five or six requests a day," said John Davies, a clerk at Odd Obsession Movies, 1822 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Bucktown.

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Jake Lingan, a clerk at Reckless Records at 1532 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Wicker Park, said the store is also getting a lot of requests for Williams' movies.

At a Best Buy in Lincoln Park, 1000 W. North Ave, most of Williams' classic movies such as "Dead Poets Society" and "Good Will Hunting" were sold out and on back order, said Anna Jamzorek, an assistant manager. 

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Rodent Issue Near Milwaukee/Oakley

Last weekend my husband and I were walking on Oakley and there was a dead rat, the size of a small horse, in the middle of the sidewalk. The very next day, at another, separate location there laid a second expired rodent. I called 311 to have the city come to the neighborhood, however I'm not sure what (if anything, really) they do to manage the issue. Is calling the city effective? Does the city track their success as far as this issue is concerned?

  • A rat that size lived a long and prosperous life around that area. Rat colonies become displaced with new construction and I'm sure the current work on that 666 trail has forced some rat migration. Sometimes it's difficult for the older ones to move. I wouldn't worry too much about seeing dead old ones. If you see a bunch of young ones zipping about then you need to make sure your alley is clean of all food stuff.

  • thedom Chicagoan

    Why so negative, nutria are a delicacy in some places and Chicago has it's own variety...http://www.nutria.com/site14.php

  • According to the Rodent Baiting / Rat Complaint Request page on Chicago's 311 site (http://311request.cityofchicago.org/reports/new?service_id=4fd3b9bce750846c5300004a):

    "Chicago's Bureau of Rodent Control investigates every reported rat sighting. Alley conditions are investigated and damaged carts are replaced. Rodenticide is placed in rat burrows to eradicate the nest."

    With a Service Level Agreement of: "Most requests for Rodent Baiting are addressed in 21 days or less."

    If you have the 311 Request Number from when you called, you should be able to track the status at: http://servicetracker.cityofchicago.org/

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Hair color models needed tomorrow!

Hey neighbors!
I work as an apprentice at a salon called Art+Science on Milwakee Ave.
I'm looking for models who would like to do one color all over (no foiling).
Great for refreshing faded ends or correcting tone.
The appointments are this Monday at 1 and 3pm.
The cost is only $10
Please email me at HeatherEckardt@gmail.com if you are interested!

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Haircolor Models Needed This Monday

Hey neighbors!
I work as an apprentice at a salon called Art+Science on Milwakee Ave.
I'm looking for models who would like to do one color all over (no foiling).
Great for refreshing faded ends or correcting tone.
The appointments are this Monday at 1, 3, and 5pm.
The cost is only $10
Please email me at HeatherEckardt@gmail.com if you are interested!

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