59 min ago

Man, 68, killed in hit-and-run crash on Northwest Side

Efrain Rivera was hit in the 3500 block of West Armitage Avenue by a silver minivan, which subsequently fled the scene just before 9:05 p.m.

Rivera, who lived in the 3600 block of West Dickens Avenue in Logan Square, was pronounced dead at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.

    Man, 68, killed in hit-and-run crash on Northwest Side
    A 68-year-old man crossing the street was killed in a hit-and-run crash in the Northwest Side's Logan Square neighborhood on Saturday night, authorities said.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

4 hours ago

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5 hours ago

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    SELF CERTIFICATION- INTERIOR ALTERATION OF EXISTING 3 STORY RESIDENTIAL MASONRY BLDG WITH BASEMENT AND FRONT OPEN PORCH: CONVERT 3 DU TO 4 DU ERECT NEW REAR WOOD OPEN PORCHES AND DECKS AND A DETACHED 5 CAR MASONRY GARAGE WITH ROOF DECK AND OPEN STAIRS.

    1713 N. Campbell Ave. Issued November 17, 2017 Comment
  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    Exterior renovation & alterations to storefront & Interior structural alterations to floor joists per plans **CERTIFIED PLANS CORRECTIONS: CONDITIONAL PERMIT SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS **

    2521 N. Milwaukee Ave. Issued November 17, 2017 Comment
  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    REVISION TO PERMIT NUMBER 100641471. REVISED STRUCTURAL WITH CALCULATIONS ON EXISTING 2 STORY MASONRY BUILDING. REMOVE 4TH FLOOR VANITY SINK AND CHANGE COPPER PIPE TO PVC. AS PER PLANS**CERTIFIED CORRECTIONS- - SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS & AUDIT **

    2011 N. Lawndale Ave. Issued November 17, 2017 Comment
  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    REVISION TO PERMIT 100704443 TO CHANGE GARAGE CONSTRUCTION TYPE FROM FRAME TO TYPE 3B CONSTRUCTION WITH STAIR AND GARAGE ROOF DECK AS PER PLANS.

    2504 W. Palmer St. Issued November 17, 2017 Comment
  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    REMOVE LATH & PASTER & DRYWALL & REPLACE WITH DRYWALL.PLUMBING FIXTURE REPLACEMENT. APPLIANCES, CABINETS, FLOORS, PAINT. ELECTRICAL PERMIT TO BE PULLED SEPERATLEY. ALL WORK SAME AS EXISTING. ALL WORK SUBJEC TO FIELD INSPECTIONS.

    1922 N. Rockwell St. Issued November 17, 2017 Comment
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30 hours ago

Updated 7 hours ago

Home repair scams

There are some guys driving around in a big shinny new bright blue pick up truck asking if you want any home repairs (foundations/cement work). One guy comes out of the truck and ask people who are outside working on their house. He comes up to you very nicely like he knows you. He was carrying a black folder we assume to write people estimates. We said no and they left. There is no name on the truck and the back plate on the truck has a darken plastic cover over it so you can not read the plate number. Male 30's dark hair buzz cut.

  • What makes you think this is a scam? Sounds like people looking for work before winter sets in.

  • cityfolks ----

    Licensed and insured union contractors do not go door to door. They do not automatically start telling you there is something wrong with the foundation of your home. They do not cover up their license plate with tinted plastic. Never let anyone in your home/property that you have not called for an appointment.

8 hours ago

Yet another stray package....

Hello all,

I figured I'd give it a try. If you live in the vicinity of Maplewood and Logan, and received an unexpected package, about 12" x 12" x 4" (cardboard box) addressed to the last name Martin, could you message me? I know it's a long shot, but it was an eBay purchase and USPS shows it as having been delivered to the front door. (And if you're the person who stole it, I hope you have a 16mm film projector because otherwise it's junk to you...)

Thanks,

Jeff

14 hours ago

Updated 12 hours ago

Scam? Peoples Energy Bill??

I live at the Drake/Armitage Block and 3 people (one guy, 2 women) just came to my house asking to see a copy of my People's Gas energy bill. Told them no. They told me if they don't look at it my prices will increase sky rocking next month. Is this a new scam going around?

  • cityfolks ----

    Yep, They want to switch you over to another company. If they have your account number from your bill they can try to do it. Your rates may go up with People's Gas anyhow. They charge per the therm, and the therm rate changes monthly on your bill. Plus, you will be using more heat in Dec.so your bill will be bigger.

  • I told them that with dropping temperatures my bill will get bigger no matter what. I just hope no one is dumb enough to believe them

  • This scam has been going around for years, so I imagine people believe them all the time, sadly.

3 days ago

Updated 14 hours ago

Is 1700 N Albany block in East Humboldt Park safe for a family to live in?

Hello,

I am in the market to purchase a home. I was made aware of the enormous amount of construction activity taking place in Logan Square \ East Humboldt Park. We currently reside in a South Loop high-rise condo and are accustomed to living in VERY safe environments. The block I was directed to is 1700 N Albany (Intersecting with Wabansia) all the way to Bloomingdale Ave (606 Trail). I have heard horror stories about the gang activity near and...

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Hello,

I am in the market to purchase a home. I was made aware of the enormous amount of construction activity taking place in Logan Square \ East Humboldt Park. We currently reside in a South Loop high-rise condo and are accustomed to living in VERY safe environments. The block I was directed to is 1700 N Albany (Intersecting with Wabansia) all the way to Bloomingdale Ave (606 Trail). I have heard horror stories about the gang activity near and around Humboldt Park and North Ave. but would love to obtain feedback from current residents living in the block or nearby about the current state of safety affairs, neighborhood improvement initiatives, closeness of community etc. My wife, my15 year old son and 18 year old daughter would live there. My son would have to commute back home via the Blue Line occasionally when I am unable to pick him up from the blue line stop ( I work mostly from home) My son goes to Whitney Young HS. He loves to take walks and we would utilize Humboldt Park for our periodic jogs. I have seen some gorgeous new construction homes on that block which indicates great progress and a good future. I am nervous about executing. Would you recommend we live there? I look forward to your feedback! Thank you.

  • Achilles Flaneur ear witness

    No, do not move there. Rakarwowski is probably right, gentrification will tidy the neighborhood but I wouldn't risk exposing my family until it happens.

  • RAKARWOWSKI RETIRED CITY WORKER, CLEANING UP HUMBOLDT PARK

    Now, can you afford to pay double the price when it happens? If so, I would wait also.

3 days ago

Updated 16 hours ago

Anyone get a misdirected package on Tuesday?

It's probably stolen, but i'm hoping against hope someone got my package by mistake yesterday. It's about a foot tall, delivered around 1 p.m. in the area of calf. and armitage. it's just a folk art carving -- nothing fabulously valuable -- but had sentimental value and was intended to as a gift. It was shipped from Santa Monica, CA, to my address on california ave. in chicago. please let me know if you have seen a package -- or...

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It's probably stolen, but i'm hoping against hope someone got my package by mistake yesterday. It's about a foot tall, delivered around 1 p.m. in the area of calf. and armitage. it's just a folk art carving -- nothing fabulously valuable -- but had sentimental value and was intended to as a gift. It was shipped from Santa Monica, CA, to my address on california ave. in chicago. please let me know if you have seen a package -- or the remains of one (if stolen, it might have been dumped when they saw what was in it) usps tracking says they "left by mailbox" which in my case would have been the sidewalk, instead of leaving it somewhere sensible, like the porch, so it could be anywhere.

  • there was a news report on nbc local news last night re "rash of package theft" ...the report was made up of people's security cameras showing various folks running off with their packages,so i guess it has started. i do have a hiding place between two planters that sometimes the...

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    there was a news report on nbc local news last night re "rash of package theft" ...the report was made up of people's security cameras showing various folks running off with their packages,so i guess it has started. i do have a hiding place between two planters that sometimes the carrier uses, sometimes not, but having everything sent to work right now or just not buying. amazon is pretty good about replacing low cost items that get stolen. it was the pricy ebay package (sent fed ex with no signature and no insurance and then locally delivered by uspc that i am sol out for more than 100 bucks.) live and learn.

  • Achilles Flaneur ear witness

    That's really too bad; now you're going to need a new hiding place too.

34 hours ago

Updated 17 hours ago

Shots fired at Lawndale and Altgeld - again

Just heard 3 shots fired. Sounded like it came from the same spot as a few nights ago. Stay safe, neighbors.

  • k

    There were two sets of gun shots. After the first round there were cops walking around up and down Lawndale. It's been so quite and now shots two nights in one week. It's scary.

  • k

    Shots were fired again today. Cops are on the scene now.

  • Anyone have any updates?

18 hours ago

Wear your art on your sleeve with the help of new Logan Square emporium Flair

Flair 3415 W. Fullerton, facebook.com/FLAIRChicago, instagram.com/flairchicago.

    Wear your art on your sleeve with the help of new Logan Square emporium Flair
    click image The offbeat accessory is Flair's specialty. The recently opened Logan Square store's inventory is dominated by pins featuring figures from Prince to Audre Lorde and patches with generally woke sentiments such as "Fuck the patriarchy" and "We will outlive them."
    https://www.chicagoreader.com

3 days ago

Updated 18 hours ago

Catalytic Converter stolen 4 times! (3 in the last 4 months)

Logan Square residents beware my Hyundai Tuscon 2013 had it's catalytic converter stolen for the 4th time on Monday night. It's happened 3 times this year July, October and November. The first time it was stolen almost 2 years ago.

Here's a timeline for you:
1) Monday, Feb 23, 2015 parked 5pm 3023 W Logan in front of apt entrance near Whipple under street light, 10 AM next morning car sounds like a jet engine taking off when started.
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Logan Square residents beware my Hyundai Tuscon 2013 had it's catalytic converter stolen for the 4th time on Monday night. It's happened 3 times this year July, October and November. The first time it was stolen almost 2 years ago.

Here's a timeline for you:
1) Monday, Feb 23, 2015 parked 5pm 3023 W Logan in front of apt entrance near Whipple under street light, 10 AM next morning car sounds like a jet engine taking off when started.
2) Thursday July 27, 2017 9pm parked 3023 W Logan near Whipple one space in front of street light, next day 8AM stolen
3) Saturday Sept 30, 2017 parked 11pm 2514-16 Willett's Court near tree on right side of street, Sunday Oct 1 9:30AM stolen (thief leaves greasy partial hand print on driver's side door)
4) Monday Nov 13, 2017 parked 7pm between 3051 and 3055 W Logan Blvd in a giant puddle, 8AM next day stolen

After the third repair I had my car back for a week and then had a trip out of the country for a few weeks so my friend had let me park in their garage in Lakeview. I had parked it less than 24 hours on the city streets again before it was hit. I've filed police reports each time. I've been told there are no aftermarket parts available so each repair is the OEM or original part. (This by 2 of 4 mechanics I called and search online does not provide any.) Mechanic recommends each time for aftermarket part but insurance replaces with OEM. I've made reports at both alderman's offices west and east of kedzie Moreno and Waguespack, respectively.

I need to drive my car pretty much daily so it's rarely parked in the same spot for more than one evening. Obviously, I park closer to my home when possible. This is getting a bit ridiculous and is super frustrating. Still paying off deductible from third incident and it happened again.

  • Barbs hey you kids, get off my lawn!

    CatClamp and a car alarm, add a surveillance cam to watch out your window. Too bad no garage rentals nearby...

  • :)

    I leave for work very early in the morning. This past Monday I walked out of my door on Altgeld to walk my dog before leaving. Two men driving in what looked to be a Hyundai Tuscon, definitely silver, stopped when they saw me and then backed into the alley...

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    I leave for work very early in the morning. This past Monday I walked out of my door on Altgeld to walk my dog before leaving. Two men driving in what looked to be a Hyundai Tuscon, definitely silver, stopped when they saw me and then backed into the alley across the street from me.
    I immediately turned around to go back inside because of the gut feeling telling me this wasn't good. I turned back to look at the license plate but saw one of the men was out of the car walking towards me so just quickly walked inside.
    About 20 min later I left, and driving down Logan Blvd right near the location you listed, I saw them parked and looking in parked cars. I called the police immediately and reported them. They were two black men who appeared to be in their 20s, but other than that I did not get a very good look at them. Hopefully they're caught soon. So sorry about your car!

2 days ago

Updated 23 hours ago

Found Dog (Logan Square, Milwaukee and Talmand)

Found a pup wandering the Chase/Bubbleland parking lot this morning at 10am. He’s about 50lbs, Black/white/grey with white paws. Seems like a shepherd/lab/hound mix. Had a collar but no name/contact.

Let’s find this little buddy his family!

  • TWP

    Thanks, Tim. We took him to Animal Control and they said he had a chip. Still no clear whether they've tracked down the owner, but I'll update when I hear more. Interesting that you've seen a dog so close to where we live.

  • Philip Independent Business owner ,47th. ward since 1968

    Great job by great people, thanks for helping this little lost guy.

27 hours ago

Two aldermen are co-hosting property valuation workshops

In the 1st Ward Alderman, Proco "Joe" Moreno, will host on Thurs., Nov. 30, at 6 p.m. in Haas Park Field House, 2402 N. Washtenaw Ave.

This article has 1 other Chicago location (Show)

In the 2nd Ward, Alderman Brian Hopkins is co-hosting the Nov. 29 event at 6 p.m. in St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral, 835 N. Oakley, in Cathedral Hall (entrance is on Rice St.)

    Two aldermen are co-hosting property valuation workshops
    With the fast approaching deadline for appealing Cook County property valuation, two "How To Appeal Your Property Tax Assessment" workshops with Cook County Board of Review Commissioner Michael Cabonargi are scheduled on Nov. 29 and 30. In the 2nd Ward, Alderman Brian Hopkins is co-hosting the Nov. 29 event at 6 p.m.
    http://oururbantimes.com

28 hours ago

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    FAÇADE REPAIR PER PLANS

    2451 N. Sacramento Ave. Issued November 16, 2017 Comment
  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    REPLACE EXISTING WOOD PORCH WITH NEW METAL REAR PORCH W/NEW GUARDRAIL AT GRADE LEVEL ON EXISTING BRICK RESIDENCE WITH NEW ROOFTOP DECK ABOVE ON EXISTING DETACHED BRICK GARAGE PER PLANS

    3053 W. Palmer Blvd. Issued November 16, 2017 Comment
  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    INTERIOR BUILD OUT OF 3RD FLOOR TO SINGLE RESIDENTIAL UNIT. NO CHANGE OF ZONING USE.

    3618 W. Wrightwood Ave. Issued November 16, 2017 Comment
  • Permit issued for signs

    BLADE SIGN 1 OF 2INSTALLATION OF DOUBLE-SIDED, NON-ILLUMINATED UNDER CANOPY BLADE SIGN ON WAST ELEVATION TO READ: 'COLECTIVO COFFEE'

    2261 N. Milwaukee Ave. Issued November 16, 2017 Comment
  • Permit issued for signs

    BLADE SIGN 2 OF 2INSTALLATION OF DOUBLE-SIDED, NON-ILLUMINATED UNDER CANOPY BLADE SIGN ON WAST ELEVATION TO READ: 'COLECTIVO COFFEE'

    2261 N. Milwaukee Ave. Issued November 16, 2017 Comment
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28 hours ago

These nearby schools are looking for financial help on DonorsChoose.org:

  • Bilingual Readers Aiming High!

    Ms. H. is asking for $631.89:
    My students need leveled books so that they can continue growing as readers. These books are more appropriate to their reading abilities and will help them build their reading skills.
    Goethe Elementary School Comment
  • PreK Play Like Champions with Champion Resources!

    Teacher Guzman is asking for $535.47:
    My students need an equipment cart to have easy access to sports equipment, posters, sensory sand and calendar cutouts.
    McAuliffe Elementary School Comment
  • PreK Field Trips Teach Us a Lot of Skills

    Mrs. Alvarado is asking for $532.05:
    My students need 2 school buses to go on a field trip and explore outside the classroom doors.
    McAuliffe Elementary School Comment

28 hours ago

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