Apr 19

Updated 1 hour ago

Murder on 2500 Block of W. Moffat

This is disturbing. I live on the block and walked past that area minutes before it was reported. I wish there was more information, was it a break in? Did the woman reside on the block or was it a random act of murder? The block is generally quiet and right down street from children's park. There needs to be some follow up and community briefing/comment from authorities. Does anyone know when next CAPS meeting is?

http://chicago.suntimes.com/crime/7/71/532634/autopsy-woman-strangled-logan-square

Apr 21

Updated 2 days ago

1812 milwaukee

That old bordered up building looks rejuvenated with the new sets of doors and the boards off. Any news on if someone bought it?

  • Soo

    gerigirl,

    These comments are so comical, all the new cinderblock condos and current development is being done by immigrant Polish workers for American developers who have NO investment in the community beyond a quick flip. They are all happy to tear down grand historic property for quick bucks - Just...

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    gerigirl,

    These comments are so comical, all the new cinderblock condos and current development is being done by immigrant Polish workers for American developers who have NO investment in the community beyond a quick flip. They are all happy to tear down grand historic property for quick bucks - Just look at Milwaukee Avenue it has been raped of so much of the original architectural and culture integrity. Aldermen Moreno and others would happily strip mall all of Milwaukee Avenue for the right price. It is having an interesting economic consequence on the desirability to use our community for the film industry as well as adverse affect on tourism and long term developement.

  • Hey Geri Girl I understand exactly what you were trying to say. I agree, the architecture that was brought over by the Europeans was amazing. They built with passion and love for their communities.

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

AMK

When does amk open in bucktown ?

  • What is amk?

  • I haven't seen any news on a date yet. DNA info reported back in January that it was planning to open in April, so I'm hoping it's soon! It sure looks close to opening.

  • tom in bucktown on and off Chicagoan for 10 years

    Amk is a new restaurant and bar on armitage east of damen.

6 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Lost dog??

Just saw a German Shepard type dog running across Kedzie at Armitage. Looked lost. Last I saw he was running east on Homer.

  • I saw a gray shepard like dog running west down the alley just before Armitage & California! it looked like a coyote!

  • I tried to catch him her last night by Armitage and Kimball. By the time I got my leash and out the backdoor, it was gone and wasn't in the T alleys either. I thought it looked like a greyhound, but it was in the alley far from my backporch. If anyone sees it again, I am in for catching it. My neighbor has a dogtrap. It was very thin.

Apr 17

Updated Apr 20

ISO Moving Boxes

Hi! Moving in 2 weeks. Does anyone have moving boxes I can take off your hands? Thanks in advance.

Apr 09

Updated Apr 12

Catch basin

Any idea how deep a catch basin should be? Also anyone recommend a company that cleans them out?

  • Chrisbrown 25 year neighbor

    Catch basins are about 1' deeper than the exit sewer pipe. Deeper is better. (that makes them about 6'-8' deep in our area.) It was designed to catch the floating grease and allow the liquid to drain. Most don't function to catch grease as the brick exit wall is deteriorated....

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    Catch basins are about 1' deeper than the exit sewer pipe. Deeper is better. (that makes them about 6'-8' deep in our area.) It was designed to catch the floating grease and allow the liquid to drain. Most don't function to catch grease as the brick exit wall is deteriorated.
    But, except for 8+ unit buildings, there isn't much grease to catch, so sewer pipes almost never clog from grease like the olden days. Now it catches the sludge and other heavier debris. If your basin pit has grease that has hardened into "grease rocks", then these should be cleaned before they get into the exit pipe.
    More important is to "camera" your sewer every 10 years or so to see the condition. Repair the cracks that let tree roots enter pipes, etc.

  • I use Best-Rate Sewerage & Drainage 1-773-817-0940 - they do it all for sewer work and have camera

Apr 04

Updated Apr 06

3 huge raccoons

Just went to walk my dog to see three 25+ pound raccoons staring back at me from the neighbors yard. Keep an eye out small dog owners and clean up your garbage/dog turds

  • Poppyboy Is there anyway to cut down or slow down the raccoons from clearing out all the food? I have the same issue with raccoons on my deck. They don't leave anything for anyone else.

  • Probably not. Even if you raise the food, they're climbers. If you cut a small hole in the side of a large Tupperware container (similar to feral cat winter shelters), I can see where raccoons would force themselves onto it, get stuck, and make a huge mess. I just shoo them away when I see them on the monitor. They're generally not too much of a problem. I see them on the overnight footage maybe a handful of times per month.

Apr 02

Updated Apr 05

Package thieving morons strike again (Richmond & Bloomingdale)

Last night at 7:20pm I saw this idiot jumping the fence and stealing a package from my neighbors yard. He walked to the corner and was met by two other people (two Black males and one Hispanic female altogether). I called the police as it was happening but the trio had slinked off in a white 2 door sedan (according to my other neighbor who happened to consider them suspect as they loitered about his homestead for roughly 10 minutes...

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Last night at 7:20pm I saw this idiot jumping the fence and stealing a package from my neighbors yard. He walked to the corner and was met by two other people (two Black males and one Hispanic female altogether). I called the police as it was happening but the trio had slinked off in a white 2 door sedan (according to my other neighbor who happened to consider them suspect as they loitered about his homestead for roughly 10 minutes before he had to leave). Keep a look out and keep in touch with those on your block. We have a neighborhood "text tree" and it is a great way to keep an eye on things and get to know your neighbors.

  • Yes Joe..there is hope. I've lived here @ the same time as you have and I've had them come within 3-5 mins on a number of times and one Xmas morning (with a guy 'casing' in the alley (you aren't 'dumpster diving on Xmas with that expensive leather jacket) I...

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    Yes Joe..there is hope. I've lived here @ the same time as you have and I've had them come within 3-5 mins on a number of times and one Xmas morning (with a guy 'casing' in the alley (you aren't 'dumpster diving on Xmas with that expensive leather jacket) I had 3 cop cars in 5 mins....and they have shut down parties in 5 mins, etc.
    (They even shut down the heavy equipment on the 606 at 6:30 a.m.!! in less than 10 minutes!!!)
    One time it took 15 mins and they explained that 'priorities'..if they get a 'domestic' call they are immediately there.
    I see them 'driving' the neighborhood a lot.
    Again, if you think something is going on, then 'request special attention' which means a police car drives by on their shift on a regular basis..or they sit in the cars doing paperwork.
    In the 'olden' days when I lived in 'wicked Wicker Park' we would get a response by saying'And we think he has a knife..or gun" and they would come right out...and well, we thought he did.
    About the 'beating'...re-call and say you want to speak to a supervisor...yes, pain in ..but every report should be 'that dot' on the computer that 'adds up' on the crime report. If the car drives by, see if you can get the number.
    AND log please, date and time..and result...that really works in the end...
    Sorry you have had bad experience. BUT you are right (and have the rights) in calling..

  • When I lived in Milwaukee, a week after moving into an area with a similar crime rate as Logan Square, I had a bullet go through my window.

    I called the cops and they took no information and just said "Welcome to the neighborhood."

    Chicago is actually quite a bit...

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    When I lived in Milwaukee, a week after moving into an area with a similar crime rate as Logan Square, I had a bullet go through my window.

    I called the cops and they took no information and just said "Welcome to the neighborhood."

    Chicago is actually quite a bit better, but they do not show up at your house after a crime was already committed and sit around taking statements unless the crime meets a minimum $$$ loss or personal harm took place and the victim is there to testify. That's the policy. They focus on crimes in progress.

    If a crime was already committed and the perpetrator has fled, you file a report.

    Personally, what'd I'd do is leave a package out as bait and record it. Then take the video to the police. But you should take it to the station yourself. The desk people are better able to give you the time needed to get a solid report on it.

    If you can't afford a camera leave a package out with a note saying they've been recorded and the police have been notified. Maybe that will shake them and they will leave your block alone.

Apr 04

Updated Apr 05

Donations of stuffed animals

I am looking to donate stuffed animals that my daughter has received in the last two years as gifts. They are getting out of control and thought they could go to a better home instead of being in storage. All are new, most with tags and unused.

Thanks for your help.

  • Try River of Life women's/children's shelter 773 383-3304.

  • Kathleen Boyle Your dog's best friend! (Taking real estate break)

    Lincoln Square Friendship Center or Toys For Tots

Apr 02

Updated Apr 04

Best bus tracking app?

I take the 73 bus east on armitage most mornings and usually use the CTA text message service to determine when to leave my home for the bus stop. However, it's been really off lately. Can any of you recommend a more accurate bus tracking app? Thanks in advance!

  • Gerardo U. Fregoso Calling Logan Square home since 2002

    Dont need an app. Get on their website through your browser, their mobile version is far superior than any app ive tried. Clean, simple and fast.

  • CB Resident about 10years

    TRansit Tracks is pretty good. You can save your favorites, which makes it easy for frequently used routes.

Sep 28

Updated Apr 03

Odd activity at 2429 W Cortland?

I've noticed a lot of comings and goings at this address and money exchanged as people leave. There is also a girl sitting on the front porch--it may be different girls or the same one--at almost all hours. It feels sketchy, but I can't put my finger on it. Brothel? Drug den? Nothing to worry about? Any ideas are appreciated.

  • Please call Joe Morenos office and file a 311 on line complaint. There are a number of people from the block doing so.

  • Ap

    Kelly, I will file the online complaint. Do you know if we have a "text tree" for our block?

Mar 26

Updated Mar 27

Garage Fire

Garage fire tonight around 6:00 on Monticello (near the intersection of Monticello and Wrightwood). This is the third garage fire in as many years, all within a couple blocks of each other...2+ years ago a garage fire a couple houses north of tonights and a year ago a couple blocks west...? Anyone know causes?

  • When I first moved into the neighborhood it was a 'gang' thing. It needs to be watched. Thanks for posting...

  • On July 4th, 2013 a garage burnt down a few houses down from me, on St. Louis near Parker, so also in the same general area. Given the date I assumed it was due to mishandled fireworks.

  • Anton Irie 4 Years And Still Unsure About LS

    Could also be bums squatting in it (starting fires for warmth or misusing the electrical connections) or just bad electrical to begin with. Oily rags from car maintenance + an electrical arc = boom.

Mar 25

Updated Mar 25

Shots fired near Diversey and Harding

I just heard 3 gunshots near Kosciuszko Park. Did anyone else hear this? I called it in so hopefully police will show up soon.

  • Jp

    I heard it, too. Can't find any info, listened to scanners for a bit, didn't hear anything that made sense to me.

  • Nimptsch3 Fullerton & Kedzie

    How do you listen to their scanners?

  • Walter in the Logan Triangle Hey, when did that place open?

    Download the tunein app. Search Chicago PD.

Mar 24

Updated Mar 24

Community theater

Hey fellow Logan Square neighbors! Curious if anyone knows of some small community theaters in the area, I'm looking to join one!

Mar 19

Updated Mar 20

Cortland and Campbell dog park?

Did anyone attend the meeting last week or two ago where the city owned building on corner would be torn down and converted to a dog park? Curious what happened. Thanks.

  • I'm in if I can help.

  • The dog park being developed at Logan and Artesian is further along, and could use as much support as it can garner, too! Check out its progress online.

Mar 16

Updated Mar 17

Small gray dog running down Whipple!

I tried to catch it but I'm with my dog and my dog isn't very friendly. I'm going to go put him away and try to come back and find this dog. Turn left to go south down the 1700 block of whipple . I think it's a shih tzu but I'm not good with small dog breed names

  • When did you see it? My friend lost her Havavese today. She is more tan and cream.

  • Jen

    It was yesterday (3/16) around 2:30

Mar 11

Updated Mar 16

Health hazard !

The sun is shining , birds are chirping , snow is melting. Hooray ! Let's go ride bikes and go for a walk around the neighborhood . Oh wait ...we can't because there is sooooo much dog poop and garbage everywhere that it literally feels like a health hazard . Thank you to everyone doing their part and going the extra mile to clean up poop and filth that isn't theirs . Let's get this place looking great and keep it that way .

  • any such name live, walk, & cook in logan square

    It's not because people don't have a bag. I've run out of bags and I go into the alley and grab something out of a recycling bin to dispose of my dog's business. It's because these people do not care, plain and simple.

  • It is so so disgusting. Giardia, coccidia. Let's just get all our dogs sick from one another. Those who can't pick up after their dogs are lazy and should not own them. I am so sick of these lazy dog owners, and untrained dogs, and untrained owners. Get over yourselves, pick up the poop and live like humans.

Mar 15

Updated Mar 16

Badger hat

We lost a child's Wisconsin Badger hat today in Logan Square. The little guys stealthy and has a good arm. It also has sentimental value. If you see a small child's baseball cap, red, with a Wisconsin badger patch on the front, would you mind replying or pm me? Thanks!

Jan 14

Updated Mar 13

Havlan & West on Damen-Opening Date?

Hello!
Does anyone know anything about the new boutique opening on 1800 n Damen? Their website is pretty sparse, and I didn't see an opening date on the actual retail space.

Thanks!

  • Hi Liz,

    Havlan & West just opened yesterday! H&W carries clothing, accessories, artwork and home decor. Please check out our facebook and instagram pages @havlanandwest for more information. Thank you for your interest and hope to see you in some time!

    Best Regards,

    Emily McKenney
    Owner | Havlan & West

Mar 10

Updated Mar 10

CPD at Logan Square Blue Line

Anyone know what happened late Monday night?

  • I came home after the Bulls game (10p) and nothing was going down at that point aside from workers from the CTA gearing up for some projects. Lots of support vehicles were parked upstairs when I came out but no CPD. Must have occurred later in the evening.

Mar 05

Updated Mar 09

New career

Anyone know how to get a job working with animals?? I am a nurse and looking to change careers.

  • I work with animals so I kinda know a little bit about this subject😄. Volunteering is a great way to get experience and an animal related job. Jobs in the animal indusrty are more likely to hire someone that has volunteered with a rescue. Even daycare attendants should have experience...

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    I work with animals so I kinda know a little bit about this subject😄. Volunteering is a great way to get experience and an animal related job. Jobs in the animal indusrty are more likely to hire someone that has volunteered with a rescue. Even daycare attendants should have experience with dogs. A lot goes into watching a group of dogs. You need to know how to spot if a fight may be in the works, and how to break one up.
    There are also many trade schools you can go to for a pet realted job. Those jobs are vet tech, trainer and groomer.

  • Dog walking and doggy daycare places are a good way to get your foot in the door and see if you really want to work with animals (other people's animals are not always as awesome as your own ;) )

Feb 27

Updated Mar 08

Late night license

I hear the owners of the new bar (owners of owl) are going to be seeking a 5am license. Any thoughts on crime levels and general "trouble" after owl opened up? I think once that goes in it could open up some more business on that desolate block. Thoughts?

Mar 04

Updated Mar 06

Aldi Proposal

They changed the unit count down to 101 units and added more retail space and changed the footprint. This project is huge and can change that strip of milwaukee. Thoughts from anyone at the bucktown community meeting tonight?

  • Michael Bucktown Resident

    Another great comment, JeannyB: "if you rent a car for whatever reason you'll still need a parking spot."

  • The TOD ordinance wasn't passed because of CTA renovations, but because 35 percent of all trips in the City of Chicago are transit based. Buildings shouldn't be developed on the assumption that 100 percent of their uses will be exclusively car users, especially in those areas where transit options are highest.

Mar 04

Updated Mar 06

Clogged toilet

In my rental garden unit the water flushes very slowly... I've augered it w a heavy duty auger to no avail so I believe it to be a clogged sewer line which is beyond my expertise. Does anyone know of a plumber that they could recommend to do this type of work and an approximate cost? Thank you!

  • I'm not a plumber, but have experienced blocked exhaust vent resulting in slow draining toilet. My tell-tale sign was an also slow-draining bathroom sink after a big snow. If blocked from snow, plunging with a good plunger every few hours can sometimes work the snow loose, as can running a hose at a very low rate down through vent in roof, but try not to use a big volume of water, since that can also cause sinks/toilets sharing that vent to overflow if the block is in plumbing under basement.

  • Gil Jimenez Private Investigator; IL concealed carry trainer

    Mike Terranova – excellent Sewer Cam guy and a Logan Square resident.
    773-447-7670

    I haven't used his services a a couple of years, but that's because he cammed our sewer lines, found the problem, and cleared it.

Mar 05

Updated Mar 06

Lost dog Hamlin Fullerton

Please help. Arctic jumped a fence and is roaming. Last seen 1 hour ago.

Mar 04

World-class Montessori Preschool Coming Soon to Lincoln Square

Montessori Gifted Prep places a special emphasis on critical thinking, reasoning, problem solving and creativity. Montessori Gifted Prep preschool provides a caring, comprehensive, high-quality Montessori education to children ages 2 - 6 years old. Numerous unique services offered including extended hours of operation (6am - 8pm), personalized education, and ability to monitor your child during the day via internet. Onsite extracurricular activities include music lessons taught by Old Town School of Folk Music, French and Mandarin taught by Language Stars, and interactive science laboratory experiments taught by Mad Science. Come learn more at our informational session on March 28, 2015 at 10 am. We are located at 4754 N Leavitt St, Chicago, IL

RSVP at www.montessorigiftedprep.org

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