19 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Question about the carjackings

It seems that we have tens of carjackings every week. Got me thinking. What is this doing to the car insurance costs in Chicago? And can the victims whose cars get totalled sue the thieves direct or does the insurance sue the thieves?

  • Mute Mute Me

    "What is this doing to the car insurance costs in Chicago?"

    Nothing if you have liability.

    "And can the victims whose cars get totalled sue the thieves direct or does the insurance sue the thieves?

    Neither if the theives arent caught and if they are caught not sure what your gonna collect from someone sitting in jail.

  • I must watch too much court TV, because I see victims (or plaintiffs) all the time suing someone who totalled their car go court for damages when the insurance company only covers a limited amount of money.

  • Mute Mute Me

    Carjacking victims? Court shows are usually civil cases no?

39 hours ago

Updated 18 hours ago

Clayco Armitage and Milwaukee

Anyone notice the cool towers at Armitage and Milwaukee? Looked it up and the plans look nothing like the current sate of the build.

http://www.claycorp.com/p/30740/milwaukee-armitage/

    Milwaukee & Armitage - Clayco
    http://www.claycorp.com
  • I did notice that. I don't think I'd use the word "cool" though -- more imposing and out of place.

  • Benjamin Lipsman 37 y.o. Logan Square resident. Web designer.

    Those towers are the elevator and stairway shafts. They will be enclosed by the rest of the building once the rest of the floors are constructed.

  • Michael McDonough Resident of BelCragin

    It will look nice once it's finished

Nov 09

Updated 19 hours ago

Spree of muggings early evening November 8th in Buena Park

CHICAGO - Residents of Chicago's Uptown neighborhood should be on guard after reports of three separate muggings that occurred in just 15 minutes Wednesday night.
The first robbery happened around 7:30 p.m. near West Buena and North Clarendon avenues. The victim said four males attacked him and ran east, toward Marine Drive.
Right after that, another man was reportedly beaten up and robbed in the 700-block of West Bittersweet Place.
Minutes later, the group reportedly beat a 50-year-old man to...

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CHICAGO - Residents of Chicago's Uptown neighborhood should be on guard after reports of three separate muggings that occurred in just 15 minutes Wednesday night.
The first robbery happened around 7:30 p.m. near West Buena and North Clarendon avenues. The victim said four males attacked him and ran east, toward Marine Drive.
Right after that, another man was reportedly beaten up and robbed in the 700-block of West Bittersweet Place.
Minutes later, the group reportedly beat a 50-year-old man to the ground, but he was not robbed. The attackers ran north on Clarendon. The victim was treated at a hospital.
There is surveillance video of one of the violent attacks. The robbers appear to be between 15-18 years old.
I have been in contact with the investigating officers of these incidents.
As I have recording cameras surrounding my estate on Hutchinson and Clarendon,
I will check to see if there is anything that can be helpful to police. I have reported this information to the police.

  • Mute Mute Me

    " I'm not sure why this keeps happening"

    what has changed that would stop it from happening?

    "My friend and his pregnant wife have a condo in that exact area, and I do worry about their safety"

    im not sure if a pregnant woman would be seen as an easy target or just the opposite since if caught there are added charges.

    why would anyone want to raise children in that area? Hopefully they dont plan to stay long!

  • DEAR ALL:
    Concerning the rampage of muggings November 8th, I received a call last night from the lead detective: one of the 4 criminals is in custody. The CPD is now interviewing the suspect to turn in the other 3 which I am confident he will in exchange for reduced charges. So this good news to enhance safety for our neighborhood.

    HAVE A WONDERFUL THANKSGIVING MY FRIENDS !!

22 hours ago

    Rock Engravings of Dogs on Leashes Show Pre-Neolithic Good Boys
    A new study of prehistoric rock art reveals how hunters in the Arabian Peninsula pursued prey with dogs over 8,000 years ago - and even controlled their packs with leashes. The engravings represent the earliest evidence for dogs on the Arabian Peninsula and might even stand as the earliest depictions of canines yet, as Science first reported.
    https://hyperallergic.com

29 hours ago

29 hours ago

3 days ago

Updated 30 hours ago

Church parking

Seems like this makes crossing Logan even more dangerous than usual when you can't see oncoming traffic at all.

  • Gil Jimenez Private Investigator; IL concealed carry trainer

    NO! to bump outs They can only be installed if PERMANENT parking lanes are dedicated Logan. You can't have a bump out without dedicated parking lanes. The accidents caused by that would, themselves, be very serious. And the LAST thing we need is 24/7/265 parking on the blvd.!

    The BEST...

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    NO! to bump outs They can only be installed if PERMANENT parking lanes are dedicated Logan. You can't have a bump out without dedicated parking lanes. The accidents caused by that would, themselves, be very serious. And the LAST thing we need is 24/7/265 parking on the blvd.!

    The BEST solution to the blvd. parking situation, IMHO, would be:

    * to REQUIRE CHURCHES (by ordinance)
    * to have orange-vested parking monitors
    * with safety (light) wands
    * standing posts
    * at each end of each row/block of parked cars
    * on every block where cars are parked
    * from the time the first car parks to the time the last car leaves
    * with mandatory $500 fines per violation per side per block
    * strictly limit church related parking to Sat. & Sun. 9 am-2 pm
    * have the city tow trucks on the blvd. at the end of the permissive parking period
    * and REQUIRE each church to carry additional personal injury insurance coverage of $5 Million/$10 Million and property damage coverage of $250,000 specifically to cover deaths/injuries/property damage caused or contributed to by church-going parkers.

    The monitors can direct traffic around the blockages ... and like crossing guards, stop traffic to assist peds trying to cross the street.

    OR - close the main blvd. to ALL vehicular traffic on Sat. and Sun. ... with the tow trucks standing by.

    BTW, Cyclists - PLEASE ride on the frontage roads (which are called "parkways," I believe). And when you ride the parkways, PLEASE hug the NON-PARKING side of the street and NOT the parking side where the cars are.

    Cyclists tend to wear dark/black clothing at night, with no lights or a little dinky light. You CANNOT be seen, especially when you are riding up against the parked cars under the dim streetlights. You are nothing more than a shadow at night. Also, be aware that a person's (driver's) night vision greatly diminishes with age. You don't have to be 99 years old to suffer from this - vision weakening and eye diseases begin as early as 40 years of age.

  • Gil! Thank you for your comments. If only they could be put into action.

4 days ago

Updated 39 hours ago

Found Dog - help

Friendly - found near Palmer and Hamlin.

40 hours ago

Pump Room Returns as Booth One, and Other Dining News

Just a couple of months after taking it over, the new owners of the Orbit Room  (2959 N. California Ave., Avondale) are closing it down at the end of the year. They’ve got plans for a new bar in the same space.

This article has 4 other Chicago locations (Show)

Lonesome Rose (2101 N. California Ave., Logan Square), with drinks from Paul McGee and tacos and other Southwestern/Mexican fare from Peter Coenen (Cherry Circle Room), is open from coffee hour to cocktail hour.

Stephen Gillanders strikes out on his own after a stint at Intro with S.K.Y. (1239 W. 18th St., Pilsen). The name comes from his wife’s initials, and the food is inspired by his travels.

The reimagined Pump Room is here. It comes with a new name, Booth One (1301 N. State Pkwy., Gold Coast), and it’s being operated with help from Rich Melman.

...Spoon will be giving away free bowls of rice and ramen at their Pilsen location (1316 W. 18th St.) to those in need. Want to help their efforts? Dine in at the restaurant pre...

    Pump Room Returns as Booth One, and Other Dining News
    Lonesome Rose (2101 N. California Ave., Logan Square), with drinks from Paul McGee and tacos and other Southwestern/Mexican fare from Peter Coenen (Cherry Circle Room), is open from coffee hour to cocktail hour. Stephen Gillanders strikes out on his own after a stint at Intro with S.K.Y. (1239 W.
    http://www.chicagomag.com

4 days ago

Updated 43 hours ago

How to get a referendum started?

Would anyone know where to go to get a referendum on the ballot? would it be the City or County? and is there a cost?
Thanks.
I'm going to start a 5 strikes & out petition.

  • do you think the judges & chief judge know about this law? I keep seeing a rotating door with the same criminals released. Maybe (we) should send the Chief Judge a copy of the law to remind him?

  • Neighborhood Dad 25-year resident of North Center/St Bens/Lincol...

    I think they and the States’ Attorneys and defense attorneys all know about it.

    Again, I haven’t researched it. But I doubt anyone has even qualified for those 3 strikes. Meaning nobody has had two prior, separate convictions for the heinous felonies listed and folllowed it up with another such...

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    I think they and the States’ Attorneys and defense attorneys all know about it.

    Again, I haven’t researched it. But I doubt anyone has even qualified for those 3 strikes. Meaning nobody has had two prior, separate convictions for the heinous felonies listed and folllowed it up with another such conviction. I’d assume any of the felonies would have resulted in perhaps a 25-year sentence. Two of those would be 50 years. Assuming the person was 18 at the first conviction, and there were only 2 years between the first release and the second conviction. That’d leave you with a 70-year-old needing to commit another heinous crime.

    It needs to be a broader list of what felonies count as “strikes.” And a system that doesn’t use those strikes to pressure perps into pleading to lesser crimes to avoid a strike.

44 hours ago

Small Business Saturday in Logan Square

Join us for #SmallBizSat this Nov 25 and
#ShopSmall at the businesses you love.
When you Shop, Dine, Drink and more
at participating businesses on Small Business Saturday,
You have the chance to win cool prizes.
To be entered in the drawing,
Simply snap a photo of your receipt and email it to us at info@LoganChamber.org
More details at www.LoganChamber.org
Or follow us on Instagram and Facebook for updates.
@LoganSqChamberofCommerce

2 days ago

Updated 44 hours ago

Lost Cat in Avondale/Logan Sq.

Help!!! Our cat, Esteban, escaped from the house on the morning of November, 21. He's a black, white and tan tabby with an underbite and white paws. He lives in the W. George and N. Sawyer.
Please help.....
Call anytime day or night (419) 419-8691 or (917) 974-2425

Thank you....

  • Put some of his food and litter box outside. They can track the familiar scent (especially used litter) and that may help bring him home. I hope you find him soon!

  • Good neighbor! I have lived on Troy St. since 1990 and love it!

    I hope he comes home. I understand how upsetting this is. Good luck!

  • He is gorgeous. You can also try putting a trap out with a blanket over it, with some food like tuna and sardines. Someone had suggested this to me when my cat got out. It did take about a day or two but I caught her. Good luck and please keep us posted.

Nov 15

Updated 2 days ago

Neighborly Litigation (Chadha v. NPES)

Many on this forum talk about litigating, be it for some unneighborly thing or other. Well, here is your chance to read the behind the scenes workings of the Chicago Way in its entirety (link below - get some popcorn and settle in) and VOTE.

This is the culmination of 7 years of attorney fees and a waste of our taxpayer-funded court's time/resources, in my opinion, of course.

Link: https://chadhavnpes.weebly.com/appeal-brief.html

    Appeal Brief
    CHADHA VS. NORTH PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (CHICAGO)
    https://chadhavnpes.weebly.com
  • Worth a read. Cast my vote too..can't wait to see end results.

  • Votes are trickling in: Chadha: 24 NPES: 28 Deadlocked: 7

  • MJP

    Absolutely worth the read. Citizens in this neighborhood need to be aware of how their neighbors are being treated and how their tax dollars are being squandered accordingly.

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Local Movers needed

Need a mover to pick up a lg couch in north center and move it to wrigleyville

Oct 17 2014

Updated 3 days ago

Ronny's Bar Project/Golden Teardrops Happening?

Anyone in the know know what happened or is going to happen with the Ronny's bar conversion that was planned by some of the Longman and Eagle/Parsons folks? They were going to totally rehab Ronny's bar. I see they initially applied for permits back in June and July...as referenced below...but there seems to have been no activity since. I'm curious if they're still going to move ahead. It would be nice to have that eyesore renovated.

VENTILATION REVIEW 2014-07-24 DENIED
STRUCTURAL REVIEW 2014-07-16 DENIED
ELECTRICAL REVIEW 2014-07-09 DENIED
FIRE PREVENTION REVIEW 2014-07-09 DENIED
PRELIMINARY INTAKE REVIEW 2014-06-03 APPROVED
ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW INCOMPLETE
MAYOR'S OFFICE/PEOPLE W/DISAB 2014-07-10 DENIED
REFRIGERATION REVIEW 2014-07-09 DENIED
LANDSCAPE REVIEW (ZONING) 2014-08-12 DENIED
PLUMBING REVIEW 2014-07-21 DENIED

  • Peter Toalson Land and Sea Dept.

    all;

    First of all, sorry for the long delay in communication.

    (Near the ends of these types of projects, there are so many things left in the hands of the city, city inspectors, it's hard to know when to post an update, as we ourselves wait for all of the...

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    all;

    First of all, sorry for the long delay in communication.

    (Near the ends of these types of projects, there are so many things left in the hands of the city, city inspectors, it's hard to know when to post an update, as we ourselves wait for all of the unknowns to reveal themselves. I hope the gap in responding wasn't too frustrating!)

    That said, I'm please to report that we are officially open!

    Please do stop in, if only to poke around and see the place. And ask for me while there, if I'm around I'd happily meet any of you in person and discuss the project in more detail.

    Thank you all so very much for the continued patience and support in bringing this business to life. It has been a long, long process - for sure - but we are very happy with the results and are so excited to share it with the neighborhood.

    petercreigtoalson
    Land and Sea Dept.

  • Thank you, Peter, for your consistent updates and for bringing Lonesome Rose to the neighborhood! My husband and I stopped in with our toddler this morning, and Jason & the rest of the staff were delightful (as was the beautiful space & breakfast options). Hoping we can stop in again ASAP for dinner/drinks and hope this fall/winter goes by in a blink so we can check out the rooftop!

6 days ago

Updated 3 days 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.

  • so what's the scam part?

    what happens next?

  • Scam is they either do the work, and its super shotty, and they have your money, or they will case your house. Classic scam and has been going on for a long time. Google scams like this, not hard to find.

6 days ago

Updated 3 days 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.

5 days ago

Updated 3 days 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?

  • Ms. Wicker KidZ

    Don't do this even the people who call and say they can lower your electricity or gas bill it's not true. I fell for this scam and started seeing my utility bills strange big very big.
    What they do is they add there fake company onto your bill so now on top of your real bill you will now
    owe let's pretend Blue Star
    Electric also. I was angry
    but I finally had them removed after along fight.
    These companies are fake
    don't fall for it.

  • chi, I disagree.....don't hand them anything....don't even open the door!

Nov 15

Updated 3 days ago

BOOKS

Does any organization or individual take books as a donation anymore? or should they just be thrown in the recycle bin for garbage collection?

  • Mute Mute Me

    "Teachers are always looking for very specific books, not your trash. We already have plenty on our plate without fielding worthless heavy books"

    Typical. Has no idea what books the op has but calls them trash,worthless and heavy! How teacherly.

  • maybe you wouldn't have so much on your plate if you weren't a jerk to those trying to help you. simmer down, lesko

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Grant Suport

Great News! I want to make sure my students have the materials they need to succeed, so I just created a DonorsChoose.org classroom project request. Click the links below to see what my students and I are up to:

Our Unusual "Teacher Library"
https://www.donorschoose.org/project/our-unusual-teacher-library/2919785/?utm_source=dc&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=non_tff_project_reminder&rf=email-system-2017-11-non_tff_project_reminder&utm_swu=1634

"Hands on State of the Art Students"
https://www.donorschoose.org/project/hands-on-state-of-the-art-students/2919916/?utm_source=dc&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=non_tff_project_reminder&rf=email-system-2017-11-non_tff_project_reminder&utm_swu=1634

Early contributions are critical, and any amount helps. Thank you so much for taking a look and considering a donation. I am so excited to bring this project to life!

With gratitude,
Mrs. Daye

P.S. If you know anyone who may want to show their support for public schools, please pass this along.

    DonorsChoose.org: Support a classroom. Build a future.
    DonorsChoose.org connects teachers in high-need communities with donors who want to help.
    http://www.donorschoose.org
  • Go back to school, Brender. I have read some of your writings here and on DonorsChoose. Misspellings and grammar errors abound.

    I hope the parents of your students are paying attention.

  • Brender Daye Kindergarten Teacher/Bateman Elementary

    Thank you for your comment. I hope you have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving!!!!!

  • You're welcome. I wish you a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving as well!!!

    I truly hope you consider taking my advice!!! Do it for the students!!!

5 days ago

Updated 4 days 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

  • Good neighbor! I have lived on Troy St. since 1990 and love it!

    UPS sent me a message they had delivered my package. I looked all over, not there! I told LL Bean, which sent a replacement. It arrived. Then I got a message from LL Bean saying they had received my return. I asked, what return? Turns out UPS SAID they had...

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    UPS sent me a message they had delivered my package. I looked all over, not there! I told LL Bean, which sent a replacement. It arrived. Then I got a message from LL Bean saying they had received my return. I asked, what return? Turns out UPS SAID they had delivered my package, but never did. Instead, it was somewhere in their warehouse or truck and they returned it. I wonder if something similar happened to you. I have had packaged delivered by UPS for years, I am friends with the driver even and this has never happened. Best of luck finding your package or at least learning its fate.

  • i talked to the delivery person yesterday and let her know what's going on. having my packages shipped to work. hope the idiot who got mine enjoys their magnifiying readers and hand-carved mexican wrestler.

  • Badger on Logan Chicago since 1988

    It is likely stolen, but I have had at least one package that showed "delivered" on the USPS website that was in fact at the post office all along. When I asked how this could happen, blank stares. Could be a mixup, but I wonder if there are productivity targets to meet, not to mention the inconvenience of filling out a little card to leave for you....

Nov 15

Updated 5 days 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.

Nov 16

Updated 6 days 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.

Nov 17

Updated 6 days ago

Hit & Run of older man w/cane on Tue 11/13/17 LoSqu, Chgo 60647

Hit & Run of elderly Latino man Tue 11/13/17 approx 9p on W. Armitage near N. Central Park/Eastbound lane. CPR was performed in the field and in the Ambo, but I suspect man died since no resp or heartbeat noted, and he was lying as still as a statue on the ground w/no chest movement/respirations or consciousness. The driver got this man good.

The police took statements but no one saw what happened except after the collision they saw the...

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Hit & Run of elderly Latino man Tue 11/13/17 approx 9p on W. Armitage near N. Central Park/Eastbound lane. CPR was performed in the field and in the Ambo, but I suspect man died since no resp or heartbeat noted, and he was lying as still as a statue on the ground w/no chest movement/respirations or consciousness. The driver got this man good.

The police took statements but no one saw what happened except after the collision they saw the driver stopped then take off. No driver or car discription was provider either. However, one witness said the man flew up and over loosing his shoes in the process.

It was sad and humbling watching someone die in front of you in the middle of the street.
Call CPD in Lo Squ or Hermosa if you have any details about this accident. I havene't seen the story in any social media or news outlet to date. Sad.

6 days ago

The Orbit Room’s New Ownership is Closing The Bar

...closing the bar. New Year’s Eve will be the final night of service at 2959 N. California Avenue. The new ownership, Jeff Donahue and Wade McElroy, will keep the bar open through 2017...

    The Orbit Room's New Ownership is Closing The Bar
    Three months after new ownership took over the Avondale dive, the team behind The Orbit Room has announced they're closing the bar. New Year's Eve will be the final night of service at 2959 N. California Avenue.
    https://chicago.eater.com

Nov 15

Updated 6 days ago

Found purse

Found a purse Belden-Kimball no ids. Very few things in purse. It was soaking wet from the rain.

Nov 16

Updated 6 days ago

Suspicious Activity

Hi all,

I think there is a man casing the homes on the 2900 block of Wisner. He rang my doorbell on Tuesday evening, but had left my porch by the time I came to the door. I saw him pacing in front of my house and talking on his phone. Yesterday he rang again. When I answered the door, he asked me if we have Comcast cable and internet. When I answered “yes,” he said “Then I can’t sell you anything” and left. I didn’t take a good look at him. He was an Asian man with medium to heavy build. He was wearing light colored clothes.

  • Bonnie L. Braverman Logan Square Lover

    If you are him again call the police. Don't answer your door unless you know who is behind the closed door. Be very careful and keep us posted.

  • You can also request 'suspicious activity' on you block by calling the police station and police cars will make extra trips down your block. (If you re close to a school, that helps in the call.) Do call because remember 'if it doesn't feel right, than is is mostly likely NOT right.." We watch out for each other..

Nov 10

Updated Nov 17

Looking semi regular handyman

I own a 3 flat in Logan Square and 2nd floor tenant wants deadbolt installed and french doors repaired (extent of damage is unknown).

I would like to find someone nearby who I could rely on for continuing, though infrequent, service.

  • Achilles Flaneur ear witness

    consistent use of pro-biotic yogurts will help your handyman become regular.

  • robin in WRP I support a 28th Amendment 4Free & Fair Elections!

    Chia seeds, too (with an added bonus of lowering blood sugar)

Sep 18

Updated Nov 16

Relocating to Avondale

Hi! My family of 4 is relocating to the Avondale area and would love some area feedback! We are relocating for the Indianapolis area.

Here are a few things I am interested in :
-art scene (My husband is an artist so I'd like to connect with the art orgs.)
-schools (I have two children in elementary school and are currently homeschooling.)
-dining options/recommendations
-general area/community, and any feedback relating to relocating to the area.

Thank you in advance! :)

Nov 12

Updated Nov 16

Act of Kindness Drive

Help Men Without Social Security, Men that have been injured on the job, Family men working Part-Time

  • robin in WRP I support a 28th Amendment 4Free & Fair Elections!

    Mr. Heller - my point was that the definition of "coming here illegally" changes

  • Mute Mute Me

    Finally! A drive id like to support! A red pill drive!

Nov 14

Updated Nov 16

Looking for a daily dog walker (M-F) in Logan Square!

I am looking for dog walker to walk my furry baby around 5PM, Monday through Friday. I prefer someone who is working independently.

Are you someone who provides this service or can you recommend someone?

Thanks!

  • AprilsAngelsPets 12-year dog walking provider

    I would be happy to help. I have been working independently for 12 years as a dog walker now. Before that i worked at two different dog daycares and as an assistant trainer.

  • carrie 40-year Palmer Square resident

    I recommend "Home Alone" - terrific service for my kitties. Erin is an independent and has great reviews on Yelp.

Nov 14

Updated Nov 16

3280 N. California

Application for a special use to establish residential use and parking below the second floor for a proposed five-story, twenty- five dwelling unit building with enclosed parking.

Anyone hear about this?

Nov 14

Updated Nov 16

Ravenswood and Irving Park

Hi all, the police and fire department just shut down Ravenswood north of Irving Park Rd (9:15pm Tuesday 11/14) anyone know why?

  • There was a fire in the uniform company in the 4100 block of Ravenswood.

  • I left 4043 Ravenswood at around 10 and saw four ambulances, two fire trucks, and the police car blocking Ravenswood at Irving. Its odd that something calling for that kind of response wasn't covered in the media.

Nov 16

The Beer Temple Taproom pours the freshest beer in Chicago

The Beer Temple Taproom 3173 N. Elston, 773-754-0907, craftbeertemple.com

    The Beer Temple Taproom pours the freshest beer in Chicago
    With red vinyl chairs and a wood bar, the Beer Temple's taproom looks something like a humble neighborhood bar. But rather than Budweiser or Miller, the custom-made neon signs hanging on the walls represent a few breweries that appear frequently on the beer list, which is a lineup unlike any at your typical corner spot: Half Acre, Transient, Scratch, Marz, and Stockholm's Omnipollo.
    https://www.chicagoreader.com

Nov 14

Updated Nov 15

Shots fired at Altgeld and Lawndale

Shots fired at Altgeld and Lawndale. Police arrived within minutes. Fire truck, ambulance and many police here.

Nov 13

Updated Nov 15

Stray cat problem

I have a stray cat that consistently sits on top of my car parked in my carport. Normally this wouldn't bother me but it's using my hood as a bathroom and a scratch pad. I intend to trap and bring to animal control unless someone has another suggestion.

  • PAWS has traps available. You can put a refundable deposit down and pick up the trap. You can then take the cat (in the trap) to Paws in Little Village for neutering or spaying. The cost is $40. That includes rabies shot, revolution flea and tick as well as a microchp and ear tipping.

  • There is a Facebook group called Chicago Community Cats..lots of very cat savvy on it who deal with strays and ferals.

Nov 05

Updated Nov 15

COYOTE

Holy Sh*t, I'm standing last night on my porch around 10:45pm having my drinks before heading downtown to Gibson's, and this huge animal which I later learn to be a coyote, zipped at 100mph past my house east on Hutchinson.
Unreal.

  • My sister saw that dude by the PNC bank a few months back. Got a good picture of him.

  • A picture of Yves? Or the coyote?

Nov 14

snow shoveler near Broadway and Wellington?

I'm looking for someone I can pay to shovel our front sidewalk this winter right around Broadway and Wellington. Anyone know anyone?

Nov 14

    The 22nd Annual Southport Holiday Stroll is December 1, 2017
    It's that time of year again! The Southport Holiday Stroll will be held on Friday, December 1, 2017 from 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM this year from Belmont to Irving Park Road. More information can be found here from the Lakeview Chamber of Commerce!
    http://southportcorridorchicago.blogspot.com

Nov 12

Updated Nov 14

Trees damaged at former MegaMall teardown

Antunovich Associates were the developer here, Houston 7979 Parking is listed as the owner. Fences leaning on trees and falling all over, exposed roots on most of the trees on the lot along Linden, lots of garbage piling up and there are now some trees knocked over.

  • I agree it's a mess and the fence should be fixed before the whole place becomes a dump. Those maple trees are not part of the final design so don't get too attached to them.

  • Michael McDonough Resident of BelCragin

    Why ruin a good view of the blue line as all eight cars disappear into the subway and give way to eight more ascending out from it ?

Jun 14 2012

Updated Nov 14

Looking for mechanic for Prius near Lakeview

Does anyone know an honest and reasonable mechanic who works on Toyota Prius? I saw a Yelp listing for Motocare on Western but I don't know anything about them.

  • I've had really good luck with Nal's Auto Repair on Irving Park @ Ravenswood. Check out some reviews:
    http://www.yelp.com/biz/nals-chicago

  • Jeff Avondale resident, avid cyclist

    Green Wheels Automotive Services,
    1540 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
    Auto dealership & mechanic specializing in electric cars & environmentally-oriented vehicles with good reviews

Nov 14

Nov 08

Updated Nov 13

Full-time Nanny Share - Logan Square

The other family in our nanny share is moving away so we are looking for another family in Logan Square to share our nanny with.

We have a 9 month old, but the nanny is experienced with children of all ages.

The nanny works full time. She does an excellent job engaging the kids, taking them to classes and events, communicating with us, etc. All around great.

Please contact me directly if you are interested or have any questions.

  • Ryan C foremost Avondale hot dog connoisseur

    Hi Pete, we are in Avondale and are going to be looking for a nanny share nearby starting in March. I know it's a bit of a stretch time-wise but perhaps you'd like to trade info just in case? If there's a way to directly message someone on everyblock I haven't figured it out so feel free to drop me an email at: add (dot) subtract (at) gmail (dot) com.

  • If you are still looking, I suggest posting on the Logan Square Parents Unite Facebook page.

  • Tomorrow is another day New resident in North Park Village

    Ryan (and others): Left click on profile name. In next window, see if the Send email link is there. If it is, just left click and a private message (PM) will be sent to that person. If not, then the person has elected to not receive them.

Nov 11

Updated Nov 13

Catalytic Converter Stolen

Hey neighbors, just letting you know that my catalytic converter was stolen off my Jeep parked on Mozart. I filed a police report, but I wanted you all to be on the lookout. There has been a wave of this crime on the NW side

  • MetroCyclist Food Crazy 9YR Inde Park/Albany Park Resident.

    Kittyhop in Logan Square, I was standing at my rear kitchen window while on an important phone call, when I saw the perpetrator inside my truck. I yelled out as loud as I could and pounded on my window, which startled both the customer service representative and the a-hole in...

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    Kittyhop in Logan Square, I was standing at my rear kitchen window while on an important phone call, when I saw the perpetrator inside my truck. I yelled out as loud as I could and pounded on my window, which startled both the customer service representative and the a-hole in my truck. I ran out my backdoor towards my truck when he ran down the alley while clutching his, what looked like, a gun peering out of his shirt. I had left my vehicle unlocked (not any more), just to avoid damage to my vehicle in situations like this.

  • WOW!!That is quite something...and yes, scary that he might have had a gun....

    (The guy from the service that jumped my car today had a gun in his belt..that ISN"T why I gave him a tip however...)< that's a joke...but he did have a gun..

Nov 12

Updated Nov 13

DIY loading zone sign

Phillies Best and Logan Square Auto Repair attaching a sign to a street tree

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