1 hour ago

Bike Accident on Kedzie

I just wanted to thank the woman who picked up my husband when he took a rough fall today on Kedzie between North and Bloomingdale. We went to the ER and he does have a pretty serious injury. It was so kind of you to drive him and his bike home. I am very grateful. Thank you!

4 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Gun shots

Did anyone just here 2 gun shots. Diversey and sawyer area?

  • I was really hoping that wasn't what heard as we walked out of the Harding Tavern. We did see police racing there shortly after, not sure if they're still there. 8:30 on a Saturday night, unbelievable...

  • I called the police right away

  • jasedl Avondale/Logan Resident

    We are right by there but didn't hear anything - any more news?

15 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Shooting in front of the 14th Dist Police Station

Reports are .. about 5:15 AM Saturday, a group of six, in an SUV were involved in a shooting that started at 1700 N. Kimball, they drove into the police parking lot for safety, more shots were fired, the back window of the SUV was shot out, which is still parked at the police station, One female shot in the head- she is at IL Masonic. Word is, it was a gang related shooting.

  • I heard a gunshot around 4:00 a.m. And soon after I heard a car speed up. This was by Western and Armitage.

  • Realmccoy and davendnd where are you thinking of moving?

6 hours ago

Record Store Day today/Logan Square Hardware

They are selling CD's, DVD's, LP's and 45's by the pound. You have to dig around to find anything you might want. But it's fun! They are open till at least 9 tonight.

7 hours ago

Here is the NEW Western/Bloomingdale Bridge

Quick work, congrats to all that made it happen today.

39 hours ago

Updated 15 hours ago

Graffiti on Cars!

FYI - Some turd went down Winnebago and Wabansia last night and tagged cars. About 4 of our neighbors and some others had their cars tagged with black spray paint on the hoods and doors. We've all reported it. As of late, I'm not looking forward to summer in this neighborhood.

  • @t-time - thanks for your words of encouragement... much appreciated. I certainly agree that there are many good people in this city but there are also a hugely increasing number of hostile people that have mostly come from other places. Chicago is just not as friendly as it was –...

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    @t-time - thanks for your words of encouragement... much appreciated. I certainly agree that there are many good people in this city but there are also a hugely increasing number of hostile people that have mostly come from other places. Chicago is just not as friendly as it was – it is a much more hostile, harsher environment all the way around, from how you are treated in the stores and streets to the ultra-violence and brutality of the crimes. Total street robberies may be down from 40 years ago, but 40 years ago it was virtually unheard of to be beaten to death for your running shoes or wallet. At most, some guy with a rusty knife would scare the poop out of you and demand your wallet. Crime is far more barbaric.

    As for Beijing and Amsterdam, my point was the number of bicycles on the streets compared to Chicago. Both cities have a 100 times more bicycle riders than here with far more automobile congestion and far more pedestrian congestion yet there is very little if any hostility or animosity amongst people using all these forms of transportation. In Chicago the hostility is unbearable – regardless if you ride a bicycle, drive a car or whatever… you just don’t see that type of hostility in other places.

    I just don’t think people here want it to be better anymore – they just want things to be there way and don’t care about other people’s point of view. There’s just so little willingness for people to put themselves in the shoes of the pedestrian, the bicycle rider, the commuter, the automobile drive, etc. People just hunker down and only care about their own position. While is a growing American problem Chicago seems to be taking the lead nationwide in fomenting discontent at all levels daily life – government, citizen to citizen, neighbor to neighbor.

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    That said, I will continue to meditate, continue to participate in the neighborhood meetings and MeetUp groups, stay involved in local government and help with volunteering to support my neighborhood and city… for at least as long as I still live here.

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    That said, I will continue to meditate, continue to participate in the neighborhood meetings and MeetUp groups, stay involved in local government and help with volunteering to support my neighborhood and city… for at least as long as I still live here.

    It might just be I need to move to a smaller city that used be like Chicago was when I was growing up – more friendly. Given that I’m an ultra-liberal, just to the left of McGovern, and a 100% vegan with Buddhist tendencies, places like Arizona are certainly a challenge to my political leans for full time living. That said, I live there for 4 months a year and the lifestyle is a zillion times more friendly – at least as far as everyday life is concerned. Just the attitude in the stores, restaurants, local government officials and amongst neighbors and their dedication to each other and community is so encouraging and remarkable compared to here.

    But alas, I am a city boy and need the architecture and youth liveliness of a real city for at least part of the year. But this is why I mentioned Seattle, Portland and Denver. San Francisco would be a great option as well if it wasn’t so darn expensive. For the 8 months a year I’m in the city versus 4 month is Arizona, I’m just leaning towards giving up on Chicago. Not sure if I’ll ever do it but I’m leaning more toward it now than ever before.

    Thanks again for your post and your words of encouranngment... perhaps they will help me hang in with Chicago for a little bit longer know there are folks like you around that want to make things better :-)

41 hours ago

Updated 33 hours ago

Good AM Logan Square!

A look at The Square at 7AM on Good Friday! (4/18/14)

  • Nice!! Thank you. Have a blessed day!

  • Cable Mail Lifetime Logan Square Resident

    Thanks Bart, this pic sends a nice warm spring feeling into the bones. Finally.

38 hours ago

Looking for great daycare?

Care in the Square is searching for a new full time friend to join us starting in July. We are a home based early childhood education program in Bucktown on the edge of Logan Square and Roscoe Village. We are run by two IL state certified teachers. Our curriculum follows an art integrated method of learning and is written in house to meet the needs of the children currently enrolled. We are looking for a child who will be 9 months or older by July for this position. www.careinthesquare.com sarah@careinthesquare.com

Visit

41 hours ago

Updated 39 hours ago

Bloomingdale Trail Bridge on the move this weekend

The Ashland Bridge at the Bloomingdale Trail was removed and pulled to the side by The Kennedy Expressway, it's been refurbished and this weekend will travel down Ashland to North Ave and then to Western and Bloomingdale where a crane will lift the bridge into the exact spot where the old Western Bridge was removed. (I am told 5am Saturday morning for the move)

  • I'm pretty excited to see this, planning on running down and watching that action!

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Montana and Western

I recently signed a lease for an apartment near this intersection with two other women in their early 20's. I'm relatively new to the city so would like to get some feedback on safety and general atmosphere of the neighborhood from those that know the area. Thanks!

  • Welcome to the neighborhood - I've lived on the next street north with my family for a few years now and have felt pretty safe compared to other areas we've lived. It's a short block because of the highway so you'll find it's pretty quiet. Residents are nice and it...

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    Welcome to the neighborhood - I've lived on the next street north with my family for a few years now and have felt pretty safe compared to other areas we've lived. It's a short block because of the highway so you'll find it's pretty quiet. Residents are nice and it doesn't seem to attract too many loitering strangers. I do tend to see empty bottles/beer cans littering the east end of the block at the highway from people drinking in their cars or something, but I think that's happening pretty late at night.
    As always, don't venture out alone late at night and stick to the better lit streets when you walk over to the more central Bucktown or Logan hangout spots. The walk up to Western to the shopping area on Elston isn't pretty but seems relatively safe just because of the amount of traffic on Western.
    You may also want to use uber or call for cabs when you need them - we found it can be surprisingly tough to hail one on that stretch of Western. I hope you enjoy the area - it's a great value for how centrally it's located to a lot of great places!

  • It's a nice quiet block just don't leave anything in your car and try not to park on Oakley as car thieves tend to frequent the area. Other than that super nice people, lots of dogs and plenty of parking. Plus Holstein park is right up the street!

4 days ago

Khantoke Dinner at Sticky Rice C.M. next Tuesday April 22

DNAinfo Chicago's next In Real Life (IRL) group outing is exclusively for single peeps of all ages at Sticky Rice Chiang Mai. Details, tickets here: http://dnain.fo/1hFj3tr

Feb 03

Updated 5 days ago

Any update on Humboldt Haus?

Menu? Opening date?

  • I think that once their permits are cleared they will open in full.

    There are a lot of steps to opening a tavern and a restaurant, as well as a lot of costs, and there is no way to recoup any of that if you are closed. It appears as though they have opened in whatever legal capacity they can.

    I wish them well.

  • the liquor store opened last friday , they said the bar would be coming soon. they seemed to be very nice and the beer selection was not bad .

Apr 12

Updated 5 days ago

Safety near Drummond and St Louis?

Hi, all -- I'm considering a move to the Drummond and St Louis block, just North of Wrightwood and west of Unity Park. I've lived in east Logan/west Bucktown for the past six years and am reasonably comfortable with our level of safety (despite being mugged at once, on a street I considered quite safe and much nicer than our own). Any ideas about the safety over there? I definitely take all the precautions -- no earphones, no walking alone...

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Hi, all -- I'm considering a move to the Drummond and St Louis block, just North of Wrightwood and west of Unity Park. I've lived in east Logan/west Bucktown for the past six years and am reasonably comfortable with our level of safety (despite being mugged at once, on a street I considered quite safe and much nicer than our own). Any ideas about the safety over there? I definitely take all the precautions -- no earphones, no walking alone at night, no alleys, etc, and know that stuff happens everywhere, but we do have a kid now and I worry a little more about gang and safety issues (which have been quite minor where we are now). I have read some stuff about logan square crime actually being on the rise .. Any thoughts on this? Thanks!

  • We're on Drake and Wrightwood, a couple blocks from the area you mention and walk everyday with our 2 and 4 year olds to Unity, never any issues. Foreclosed/shady-looking houses keep getting bought and renovated so hopefully things keep getting better. It's a fantastic area for young parents.That said, obviously be smart about your surroundings

  • I'm further west off Central Park and have had no issues. Sounds like you know what precautions to take. Also try attending a CAPs meeting to better understand the issues in the neighborhood. I agree with the others said above many of the abandoned homes are being bought and i see new regulars at the bus stop every couple of weeks. The business are just slow in moving our way.

Apr 09

Updated Apr 10

Weird smell

I want open my windows but there's a weird smell in the neighborhood-California/dickens/n point streets. It's sort of like burning smell. The city has been working all hours on N. Point st., for at least a week, but the smell has been around for weeks, anyone else smell it?

  • Nope, but pull my finger.

  • I smelled it yesterday. The restaurant on Armitage near California has an outdoor patio / fire pit that they get going pretty early. Not sure if it could be that?

  • IMF I think that's it!!!

Apr 09

Updated Apr 10

Gunshots or fireworks near Wabansia and Lawndale?

I'm in the 3700 block of Wabansia. Just heard what sounded like five or six gunshots outside, maybe a bit east of here. Anybody nearby hear it?

  • It was a nice day and my neighbors were blowing off fireworks ALL DAY LONG. Not exaggerating. Hopefully that's all it was. The joys of summer....

Apr 08

Updated Apr 09

Need eyeglass frames adjusted - suggestions?

Anyone know a shop with licensed opticians in Wicker Park or Bucktown that can adjust Warby Parker frames for free or under $50?

  • MDK

    Red Eye (1869 N Damen) has done this for me for free with every pair of WB frames I have purchased.

  • I second the general awesomeness of Red Eye Optical!

Apr 04

Updated Apr 09

Another disgusting rental

I just came back from looking at another disgusting apartment. I don't get it, and I'd really like to hear from others. There is a huge glut of newer condos for rent out there and I can't believe how filthy and badly maintained they are. When you go to look at a 1800--2400.00 a month apartment I don't expect to see mold and pee stained carpets it blows my mind.You could blame the owners who just let this happen and...

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I just came back from looking at another disgusting apartment. I don't get it, and I'd really like to hear from others. There is a huge glut of newer condos for rent out there and I can't believe how filthy and badly maintained they are. When you go to look at a 1800--2400.00 a month apartment I don't expect to see mold and pee stained carpets it blows my mind.You could blame the owners who just let this happen and happily accept their rent checks now that they've moved to suburbia. You could blame the entitled generation who don't know how to clean because they have never had to. What is wrong with me? I think the owner would maintain the property for resale value, I think the entitled renters would get a cleaning lady. At the very least when renting--don't show pictures of the unit when it was new and lovely. You wouldn't believe the filth I have seen and I wonder that I am the anomaly and if that's so what's wrong with everybody?

  • I can tell when looking at the yucky places I've been to if the current tenant is a girl or boy or a couple. Couples are always the cleanest, it's like the nesting instinct has kicked in. Women have way more stuff and it's easier to be messier. There is of course a difference between messy and dirty, I have to wonder how one turns to another--it's like hoarding, is it a psychological problem?

  • I'd love to know what the removed comments said.

Apr 06

Updated Apr 06

Barber shop opening up at old La Boulangerie

According to a barber at Art and Science in Wicker Park, the salon is opening a men's barber shop where La Boulangerie used to be

Jun 11 2012

Updated Apr 06

Parkway dog pee

Our neighbor, who is a very nice person, just informed me that some other people on the block have complained that our patch of grass near the curb (I believe it's called a parkway) has a bunch of brown spots from dog pee. She admitted that she thinks it looks bad, too. Our dog doesn't use the patch, but our tenants upstairs let their dogs use it and people walking their dogs will let them go there. She said that...

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Our neighbor, who is a very nice person, just informed me that some other people on the block have complained that our patch of grass near the curb (I believe it's called a parkway) has a bunch of brown spots from dog pee. She admitted that she thinks it looks bad, too. Our dog doesn't use the patch, but our tenants upstairs let their dogs use it and people walking their dogs will let them go there. She said that you can get fined by the city for this, which sounds absurd. Is this true? I guess my husband and I are in the minority, I keep a well manicured small front garden but don't really care much about the parkway other than keeping it mowed. We both work a lot and I'd rather focus on my back yard and garden. I guess my question is; how much should I care about what the neighbors say, and can you be fined? And I'd be willing to ask our tenants to go across the street to the park, but how am I supposed to keep other dogs from peeing there when I'm gone most of the day? She keeps people off of hers because she's home most of the day and can see when someone is outside.

Full disclosure: that same neighbor's husband mows our parkway for us. We have never asked him to do it and he just does it because he's a nice guy and he knows we only have a push mower. We have thanked him many times. So I'm not sure if there's a sense of entitlement going on there since they maintain it? We would be happy to mow it ourselves. They have lived here a long time and are very particular.

If we put up a fence, then that makes the grass much harder to mow, so then that would involve pulling up the grass and putting something else there which I don't have the desire to to. Also, I've heard that this patch is technically property of the city and could be torn up if they need to access a water main, etc. Any advice is appreciated!

  • The dogs are urunating on the sidewalk directly if the front if someone gate. That is gross and rude. agree that dogs will go where they will go but this neighbor pulls her dogs in front of the gate to make them go there and laughs. If she were civil...

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    The dogs are urunating on the sidewalk directly if the front if someone gate. That is gross and rude. agree that dogs will go where they will go but this neighbor pulls her dogs in front of the gate to make them go there and laughs. If she were civil she would pull them away from the front gate. I would never let my dogs do that and I would expect others not to do the same regardless if it is city sidewalk or our property. Something scary is that they both have professional job. They are acting like children.

  • You're totally right Confused, those people are ridiculous. I don't think dogs should go on sidewalks unless that's the only option. That's where everyone walks, no one should have to walk around rivers of pee, especially right in front of their gate.

Apr 02

Updated Apr 05

New Humboldt Community Garden?

Does anyone have any info on a new (what I think is a community) garden on Humboldt Blvd one half block north of North Ave? I live nearby and am wondering if I'll be able to use it, and who I need to talk to. It appeared over the weekend!

  • Sam R. Chicago musician and Humboldt resident original...

    I would love to get on the list! Also I'll keep an eye out for you. agentsamroberts@gmail.com

  • Sam and Janielle, I have added you to the richmond community garden email. Let me know if you don't get email.

Mar 19

Updated Apr 03

Comed question

Our comed bill is $57. It says our actual bill is $27 something but comed is charging us $24.71 as a delivery charge. That's ridiculous. It says our energy is being supplied by integrys and delivered by comed. Do you guys know if we have our energy supplied by comed instead of integrys if our bill would be less?

Mar 31

Updated Apr 01

Bucktown Triangle

The Bucktown Triangle has taken quite a beating this winter! Today, I manned up and picked up all of the trash on the 2300 block of West Altgeld as well as on the IDOT owned slope bordering Altgeld/Avondale/Oakley. I quickly filled up an entire city garbage can to the top with trash and picked up a lot of dog poop. I am asking for everyone's help with the cleanup by raking out your front and tree lawns and placing all of the leaves in garbage cans. Also, please pick up any new trash that accumulates in the area. Street cleaning here isn't for another 3 weeks. Let's all work together to make our block beautiful! Thanks!

  • Thank you for all your hard work! We'll try and do our part this weekend - hopefully by then the iceberg in our front yard will have thawed.

  • You are awesome, thanks!

Mar 31

Updated Apr 01

The Harding Tavern

Now this was nice to see today - Now Open at Milwaukee and Spaulding

Mar 28

Updated Apr 01

Att or Comcast?

Which is better for Internet? (I do not need a package)

Mar 31

Updated Mar 31

Police Activity today in the 14th Dist.

One in cuffs - not sure why, saw it about 1:15 today!

Mar 29

Updated Mar 30

Plumber recommendation

Yesterday my garbage disposal was clogged up and now I just noticed there is a bunch of standing water in the bottom of my dishwasher . Can anyone recommend a good plumber / service person in the area. I broke up with the plumber I was using for the last few years . Thanks

  • Rob West Plumbing. Local, fast and good. Check out the website: http://www.robwestplumbing.com/

  • Try pouring bleach down your sink and leave it for a couple hours, a plumber taught me this trick to deal with teenage daughters hair build-up in the shower. Works like a charm and $3 is better than $100 any day. I found that the concentrated bleach doesn't work.

  • Meredith W. Chicagoan since 2002; LoganSq home & busin. owner

    Kevin McDonough @ Sound Plumbing (or his guy Noel) is great. Angie's List etc and he's done a bunch of work for me and for my neighbors. (773) 306-9494 or soundplumbing@gmail.com

Mar 27

Updated Mar 28

Dog behavioral issues

My dog has some weird, random aggression issues. Obedience isn't the issue. He needs a therapist or behavioral specialist. He's a two year old spaniel/collie mix and mostly blind (which I'm sure has to do with his problem). Do you guys have a specialist you can recommend?

  • With no disrespect intended to a previous poster, Bark Busters is exactly the opposite of how I would approach working on a dog with aggressive tendencies. Their training methodology is grounded in correction and is highly outdated.

  • Joan Harris at K-9 University does a lot of work with the "problem" dogs at PAWS and also does private training. I have trained my dogs with Joan going back almost 20 years. I recommend her VERY highly, especially for cases that need special expertise. K-9 U is at Lake and Sacramento (773) 533-5959

Mar 25

Updated Mar 27

Best pizza delivery?

Apart from Dante's and Father & Son, what do you all suggest for pizza delivery in Logan area?
Thanks!

  • Pequod's is amazing, but their delivery is not nearly as good as it is eaten in the restaurant, especially the pan pizza.

  • John's on Western

Mar 26

Updated Mar 27

Ghetto

Any one know what all the ruckus was with marked and unmarked police SUV speeding around fullerton, avers and Hamlin?

  • From my understanding there is some kind of gang war going in in the area

  • Seems like they multiplied as this kind of activity was not there within the two years we've been in this neighborhood.

Mar 26

Updated Mar 27

Wicker park filming?

What are they filming on the six corners?

Mar 24

Updated Mar 27

CTA Blue Line Service- what a mess

Train derails at ORD today- this train never stopped went up the platform onto the escalator. (Just before 3AM Monday) 32 people with minor injuries..meanwhile the platform work at Logan, Southbound to Western was not done at 4AM, but 4:45AM- hundred of people were delayed with that! (I was there!)

Jul 23 2012

Updated Mar 26

Triangle lot at California / Stave

The fences are down and so are the for-sale signs - anyone know if it was sold and who bought it?

  • No...he was pretty clear, he'd been talking with the longman folks about Ronny's bar. Who knows if and when something will happen there though. I haven't noticed if the garish "for sale cheap" sign is gone. I try not to pay that building much attention, especially after they covered their windows with roofing material several years back. Definitely not much to look at now. Hopefully something comes to fruition.

  • Susan S. resident

    @truron It's been nearly 2 years and Masada is still not open, the parking lot is still an issue in the community, but the business at Milwaukee & Spaulding will NOT be a brewery (http://chicago.eater.com/archives/2014/03/26/secret-cafe-con-leche-bar-finally-opening-april-4.php#more).

Mar 24

Updated Mar 24

Free Similac Newborn nutrition Kit

Received this triple pack when we had our baby but we do not use formula. do you? would you like this?

email if so. jacobocom@aim.com

  • Loulu Me

    If nobody takes you up on the offer, maybe the Women's Center could find someone to use it.

Mar 22

Updated Mar 24

CTA Blue Line Bus Shuttle

The bus shuttle from Logan Square is off and running this weekend. I never saw more so many buses and CTA personal standing around except at the end of a Cubs Game on Addison. Hopefully things ran smoothly, seemed so, as I walked by late this afternoon. Normal service should resume this Monday at 4 AM..till, next weekend.

  • Wonder if the blue line derailment at O'Hare complicated getting the trains back running in the morning. Hopefully only an issue this week.

  • Didn't seem to affect my commute this morning, but I did read that it might take as long as 24 hours to clear out the debris. Hopefully it'll be isolated and not affect traffic.

Mar 23

Updated Mar 24

Animal Control

I know there are a lot of people who are passionate about animals on this site. Animal Control REALLY needs volunteers. Most days, by the time we have to leave, there are still dogs that haven't made it out of their cage. The cats sometimes don't get any attention. You can volunteer any day from 12-7. Even if you just have a few hours a month, please consider helping out. These animals are in an extremely stressful environment and need care.

  • Thanks for posting this Jen. I just sent an RSVP for the volunteer orientation session on April 12th.

  • Jen

    Thank you!!

Mar 20

Updated Mar 21

Dog roaming on Wabansia between Sawyer & Spaulding

I've seen this dog a couple of times now roaming the street with no collar or tags. Am going to try to leash and check for a chip, but if anybody knows where this dog lives please let me know - thank you!

  • Thanks everyone! I found him again today inside his yard - looks like he found his way back. A friend is going to send a collar with tag, along with bilingual information on microchipping, so they are informed moving forward.

  • Angela, thanks for the update, so glad you helped this dog & owners.

Mar 18

Updated Mar 19

New Member

Hello from Humboldt!

Mar 16

Updated Mar 19

It must be midnight - the internet is down

Frustrating!

  • Mary Nisi: Warned that what was going to happen? Outages every night at midnight? Or some sort of planned work?

    I am very interested as I have been contemplating a switch to Comcast (from AT&T internet) and these threads make me wary.

  • I got a robocall everyday for like 5 days in a row saying that the internet would be worked on and down from 12am -5am. I have a 7 week old baby so needless to say it didn't really effect me but I was thinking that it would really suck if
    I was a student or worked from home or was a professional gamer. Heh.

Mar 16

Updated Mar 17

Bucktown/Logan Single Family Row Home

Our owner occupied, well cared for vintage Bucktown/Logan Square single family row home is going on the market tomorrow 3/17/14. Come check it out! We have left no stone unturned getting it ready for sale. It is pretty awesome and is in a great location east of Western at the intersection of Fullerton and Western. Message me for the details.

Mar 15

Updated Mar 17

Dibs?

My client told me that last night he parked in front of his house. There was a lawn chair on the grass but not in street. When he came out to his car this morning it had been smashed with a baseball bat and the lawnchair was in the front yard of one of the houses.

???? What kind of a psycho would do that? There is no snow or ice on the street. Dibs is long over!

  • For sure, I agree with others this should be reported. Dibs is illegal partly due to this kind of stuff. People are not entitled to a parking spot just because they shoveled or whatever other reason. If this person is a psycho, all the more reason for neighborhood authorities to be alerted.

  • I agree about reporting it. Personally, I'd like to know if there were a psycho living on my street so I could avoid them at all costs.

Mar 14

Updated Mar 17

Home remodel

Looking for a contractor to renovate a two flat, anyone have any recommendations on someone reliable and who does nice work?

  • Dave Porter, Homescape Construction. Www.homescapeconstruction.com 773-934-0589

    He's doing a project near there now. Check him out!

  • I used Jose Duarte Construction to do the majority of an apartment I redid, his prices were very reasonable, and he worked fast.

    Jose: 1-708-514-4411

    Tell him Domenic sent you.

Mar 16

Updated Mar 17

LSD at Fullerton Shut Down

A wanted Georgia man for murder crashed his car and standoff has ensued.

  • TBates Logan Square Resident Since 2008

    NBC 5 is streaming their chopper footage live!

  • As of 4:30 AM (Monday)- all lanes reopened!

Mar 13

Updated Mar 14

Potholes!!

Is calling the alderman worth it or do we have to wait until it gets warmer? The ones on our block are just ridiculous.

  • KPG Logan Square resident since 1987

    Really the best you can do is LOG them in on the www.cityofchicago.org website. On the left it says "I want to..." click (report/file) then (pothole in street).

    http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en.html

    You can leave your number, and ask for tracking/updates, I believe.

  • Hopefully they get fixed before prime biking season. Avoiding potholes causes drivers to have to suddenly drive into the next lane or into the bike lanes.

Mar 12

Updated Mar 14

Developer plans 78 apartments in Logan Square

http://www.chicagobusiness.com/realestate/20140312/CRED03/140319904/developer-plans-78-apartments-in-logan-square
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Developer plans 78 apartments in Logan Square
By: Micah Maidenberg March 12, 2014

A Chicago developer that specializes in condominiums and single-family homes plans 78 apartments in Logan Square, betting the rental boom will flow northwest into the gentrifying neighborhood.
Chicago-based Spearhead Properties LLC wants to demolish an existing, 54,000-square-foot warehouse at 2501-19 W. Armitage Ave. in the southeast corner of Logan Square and build two connected four-story apartment buildings on the site, said Dimitri Nassis, the firm's...

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By: Micah Maidenberg March 12, 2014

A Chicago developer that specializes in condominiums and single-family homes plans 78 apartments in Logan Square, betting the rental boom will flow northwest into the gentrifying neighborhood.
Chicago-based Spearhead Properties LLC wants to demolish an existing, 54,000-square-foot warehouse at 2501-19 W. Armitage Ave. in the southeast corner of Logan Square and build two connected four-story apartment buildings on the site, said Dimitri Nassis, the firm's managing principal.
The project is another example of how developers are trying to get rental projects off the ground in near Northwest Side neighborhoods, drawn in part by the area's public transit options and robust retail and dining scenes.
LG Development Group is working on a 51-unit apartment project near the busy six-corner intersection of Damen, Milwaukee and North avenues, for example, while Fifield Cos. is planning apartments at Wood and Chicago avenues.
While Logan Square is well known for its bars and restaurants, the area has yet to catch up with its immediate neighbors to the south in terms of apartment rents, making Spearhead's project a test of what's possible in the area....
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  • There's a lot of development coming to that stretch. They're tearing down that little taco joint/store near 90 miles along with two or so properties next door for townhouses. They're tearing down the two houses to the east of Table, Donkey Stick for condo buildings. They're putting up a condo...

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    There's a lot of development coming to that stretch. They're tearing down that little taco joint/store near 90 miles along with two or so properties next door for townhouses. They're tearing down the two houses to the east of Table, Donkey Stick for condo buildings. They're putting up a condo building in the empty lot to the west of Table, Donkey Stick, they're trying to rent out that blue, one story warehouse near Armitage and Rockwell as a bar/restaurant/brewbup, etc.... That strip is going to look a whole lot more vibrant and lived-in pretty soon.

  • So glad Table, Donkey and Stick is changing things to have lower price point items. I went there for a community meeting and after we stayed for some 'support your scene'. I got a lemonade and a cheese plate (the only vegetarian item) and it was $26! It was good, but ouch. Rick Bayless was eating in the front on the way out, but still I didn't go back.

Mar 12

Updated Mar 13

Milwaukee Ave will be blocked this weekend! Heads up!

MILWAUKEE AVENUE TO BE CLOSED THIS WEEKEND FOR BLOOMINGDALE TRAIL BRIDGE IMPROVEMENTS
Traffic to be Detoured March 14-16; Bloomingdale Trail Construction in Full Swing

The second stage of bridge improvements related to the Bloomingdale Trail construction will cause a weekend closure of Milwaukee Avenue from March 14-16, including overnight demolition work, to remove the deteriorated concrete deck for future replacement.

  • Justin 402 New to Chicago and Bucktown!

    What happens to the 56 bus? Will it follow the same detour?

  • Hear ya go Justin- All vehicular traffic, including CTA’s Milwaukee Avenue Route #56 buses, will be detoured west to Western Avenue via North and Armitage Avenues. Pedestrians will be detoured east to Wilmot Avenue, as the viaduct at Winnebago Avenue will be closed for repair.

Mar 06

Updated Mar 11

Before and After: the oid Dairy Queen/Orange Julius

Goddess and Grocer hopes to open in new space across the street in early April. http://dnain.fo/1kAQGyK Great to see that empty building finally being used! Anyone else miss DQ though?:)

  • What is going to take Goddess's current locations place when they move across the street?

  • Gordon 9-year Bucktown resident

    Let's hope it's not another head shop.

Mar 10

Updated Mar 10

Chicago Fire back in Logan Square on Tuesday (3/11/14)

They will be shooting at Richmond and Altgeld all day Tuesday

  • Is that the house of Lt Casey on the show?

Mar 05

Updated Mar 07

Moody's Downgrades Chicago again

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSL1N0M201W20140305

Three notches above junk bond status. Of major U.S. cities, only Detroit has a worse rating.

I've only been here 7 years, so I don't have a sense of Chicago's zeitgeist. I think the city has tremendous potential, but all that debt and pension liabilities is crushing and hampers progress.

The money needed to meet obligations is going to come from somewhere. Will it be from property taxes? Airport surcharges? Sales tax? More red light cameras? The water rights to Lake Michigan? Will the City declare bankruptcy and start over?

Does anyone have a sense of where this is all heading for Chicago/Chicagoans? Is anyone else concerned?

  • Ed in Bucktown Fifth Generation Lifelong Chicagoan

    Profoundly concerned.

    In his early years, Henry Ford said that the customer can have any color car he wishes as long as it's black. Like Mr. Ford's early customer, the voter in the City of Chicago can be represented by any party he or she wishes.

  • I don't see any way out of this mess besides bankruptcy

  • Vote Fioretti for Mayor!

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