2 days ago

Updated 3 hours ago

2 hispanic males with gun

Today at around 630am at Belmont and Kimball I witnessed 2 shirtless hispanic males walking south on Kimball and one of them was trying to hide a gun in front of his pants. I called 911 to report them. Hopefully police responded right away and took these 2 punks off the street.

  • Juan C. Ayala Belmont Cragin Resident

    @weebis Who said anything about hug a thug? You just make extreme, asinine assumptions that I think police should be soft on offenders. But you know how everyone thinks and feels right. Before you judge and assume that I am for hug a thug, don't forget that I am the one who called the cops, I have also lost family to gun violence, so don't assume that my progressive stance means I am soft.

  • Weebis Politically Incorrect Thought Criminal

    @Juan, it's hardly asinine to equate progressives with a soft on crime stance.

    It's lefties that chose to believe that these thugs are just a social program away from " turning their lives around,"

    I applaud you for calling the cops, but that's what any half decent citizen would've done,...

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    @Juan, it's hardly asinine to equate progressives with a soft on crime stance.

    It's lefties that chose to believe that these thugs are just a social program away from " turning their lives around,"

    I applaud you for calling the cops, but that's what any half decent citizen would've done, right?

    Did you lose family members to " gun violence," or gang violence? There are millions of gun owners that never killed anyone, but the left in their anti-Second Amendment derangement syndrome likes to blame the tool (i.e., a firearm) instead of the individual(s) responsible for the criminal act.

20 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Missing Cat

Our cat Shorts went missing on 6/19/18. He is a very nervous cat, and does not have a collar. We rescued him 4 years ago. I am not sure how he got out, if you see him please let me know. Thank you so much!

  • hopefully your neighbors who read this post will keep an eye out. post here if you need a trap as there are others who can tell you which shelters rent/loan them, and some folks on here, I know, have lent their personal traps and will pm you.

  • Crystal Renée Drake Art Therapist

    I am in need of a trap. Thank you for suggesting it, I didn’t know about them. It sounds like it would really help.

Jun 11

Updated 6 hours ago

HVAC contractor

Hello all,

Am looking for a reliable contractor to work on the a/c units in a two-flat. We have two a/c units and two high-efficiency furnaces; one contractor is telling us everything needs to be replaced but we are seeking other bids. If you've had a good experience with an HVAC contractor, any suggestions are welcome.

Thanks--

Jeff

  • Iain McFarlin Neighborhood bar manager

    I've had my best experiences with Freedom Heating & Cooling. They've worked with me on a few things.

    1.847.288.1788 ask for Pete.

  • Javy Humboldt Park- 1962

    Comfort zone hvac

    847-965-5122

    Family friend and had owned his own business for over 30 years. Very competitive pricing and work is top notch and would recommended to anyone

6 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Power outage

Our power went out about 10 minutes ago. We are near Central Park and Diversey.

From Comed:

Outage Status:As of 10:31 PM on 6/20/2018 we indicate that 1413 customer(s) are affected by a power outage in your area. The cause of your outage is under investigation. We apologize for any inconvenience it may have caused you. A crew has been sent to investigate your outage. The preliminary restore time is 12:30 AM on 6/21/2018.

  • Thank you! I'm at Hamlin and Wrightwood and my friend is at Harding and Schubert and we are both affected also.

41 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Diagonal white lines on side of road? Am I allowed to park here?

Please see the attached picture. I don't think i've ever seen these road markings in the city before. What do these diagonal white lines mean? There were a few separated ones near the curb (this is the closest space to the intersection) I did not see any tow zone signs or yellow marked curb or anything else to indicate it is not a valid area for parking. I could not really find any information about these markings except for that they are sometimes used near handicap parking, however I did not see any handicap parking signs on the street either. Anyone have any idea?

  • Marcelino G New 31st Ward Resident

    Can’t say for sure but it may be a right turn lane next to a bike lane. Only JD knows exact location. Maybe he can give us that to help.

  • I think the meaning of small hash marks (as opposed to parking spaces) on the pavement is to indicate a "no drive / no park" zone. I see them between the driving lanes and the bike lane, on clybourn, for instance. I also see them at intersections where they seem to want to keep people from parking/driving between the stop sign and the parking lane -- , perhaps leaving it open as a site line?

43 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Found a dog

We found this dog running on the street just north of Kedzie and Palmer. Corralled him an tied him in our yard so he wouldn't get hit by a car. Has a blue collar but no tags. Looks like a male pit mix, really friendly.
Please let us know if you recognize him or he is yours! You can call 847-204-0534

  • Was the owner ever located? If it's chipped, any vet could scan it for the owners information

  • The dog was picked up by MCP rescue and taken to a vet to be scanned. No chip unfortunately. He’s gonna remain with them and the contact person is Samantha and the number is 847-902-4355

8 hours ago

Updated 7 hours ago

Is this your cat?

Hello! This cat has been hanging out around my home the past few nights! It is an extremely friendly orange tabby with green eyes, pink nose, and white belly and paws. Please let me know if this is your cat! Occasionally he or she responds to Daniel Day Lewis.

  • Crystal Renée Drake Art Therapist

    He looks exactly like a cat I keep seeing posters for. His name is BERNIE, he went missing on 6/5- Cornelia & Ridgeway. 312.226.4325 is the contact number

  • Thank you! I've reached out to them!

15 hours ago

    Burglar targets Mexican restaurants on NW Side
    Police are investigating nine burglaries this month at Mexican restaurants across Chicago's Northwest Side. In each instance, someone has gained entry to a restaurant by breaking the window of the front door and stealing cash from within, according to a business alert from Chicago Police.
    http://www.fox32chicago.com

41 hours ago

Updated 15 hours ago

Water main replacement

Has anyone replaced their ancient lead water main under concrete using a trenchless/directional drilling method? I have a new box/meter in the front and need about 35' feet of new copper line laid under concrete. I got three quotes and they are all about $9000. Does that seem the going rate?

18 hours ago

Selling a Mirror

Have a mirror that I bought a year ago from a furniture store in Andersonville. It is in great condition, solid wood, 42x42 inches. Looking to sell for $50.

Can deliver, please message me if interested.

6 days ago

Updated 22 hours ago

Cats Outside?

What is the policy on housecats being allowed loose outdoors? I frequently see one leaving an apartment near my house and it has been “aggressive-defensive” to my dog. Tonight was the most concerning because it sliced at my dogs face unexpectedly from underneath a car.

I dont know exactly know which apartment it comes from and dont plan to go knocking on doors asking who's cat it is. Im just curious if there is a cat “leash law” and who enforces it.

  • Again - according to Chicago law - if you allow your cat to roam off of your property - it is possible that you would rec. a citation - 1st time 200.00 = second time 500.00 and call to appear at an administrative hearing..... but most importantly - this city is not safe for our dear pets to roam...... Take care !

  • Pet Parent - and all - - it is illegal - to let your cats roam - - - - for ever so many reasons - all reasons are good ones......

36 hours ago

gunshots

Sounded like 3 sets of 3-4 gunshots, kimball and Wilson maybe. Anyone else hear them? Happened maybe 415pm

39 hours ago

5 Urban Retired Career Woman Fiction Book Club

Meets one Sunday a Month 11:15, This time Logan Square Marcellos Restaurant.
Seeks new members
Call Getchen 312 343 0804

5 days ago

Updated 41 hours ago

Throwing away 2 sofas

These 2 sofas are pretty worn down and beat up so pretty sure no non-profit will accept them. So I called Alderman Mell's office for help. I asked them if the city still does bulk pick up as I am looking to throw these out. They took my info and said they'd look into it and never called me back. I did follow up the day after I called. Let's leave any comments about the alderman's office for another post....

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These 2 sofas are pretty worn down and beat up so pretty sure no non-profit will accept them. So I called Alderman Mell's office for help. I asked them if the city still does bulk pick up as I am looking to throw these out. They took my info and said they'd look into it and never called me back. I did follow up the day after I called. Let's leave any comments about the alderman's office for another post.

So now I turn to EveryBlock. My main focus here is to get rid of the sofas. Will the city garbage people take these sofas away? If not, do i need to rent a truck to go dump these 2 sofas somewhere? If so, where can I go dump them?

One sofa is a 3 seater and another is a 2 seater.

  • getoffmylawn Local Man

    im near kimball and belmont and put two couches out this morning right by my trash cans near the alley. they were gone in an hour, never called anyone or got a number for anything. seems fine. city website says they will take them also.

  • Thank you everyone! Sounds like calling 311 is the first step I should take and if that doesn't work, just putting the couches out there and hoping not to get fined.

2 days ago

Updated 42 hours ago

ATM Skimmer scams run rampant - even at bank ATMs

Word to the wise: No matter where the card reader is located - banks, stores, gas station pumps - ALWAYS yank on it before inserting your cards.

This story is about Lakeview, but it could just as easily be about Logan Square or anywhere.

http://www.cwbchicago.com/2018/06/another-atm-skimmer-found-in-lakeview.html

    Another ATM Skimmer Found In Lakeview; At Least A Dozen Devices Recovered On North Side Since May 1
    Chicago cops recovered another ATM skimming device in Lakeview on Sunday afternoon. It's the second data-sucking contraption found on cash machines in the area since May 29. At least a dozen ATM skimmers have been found on the North Side since May 1st, according to police data.
    http://www.cwbchicago.com
  • Thanks again, Gil!
    Have just ONE cc for online purchases and ONE for merchant purchases in cases where I'm not carrying enough good ol' greenbacks, and have both setup for email alerts of use. Doesn't mean I'm at no risk of fraud, but does help me know all purchases are...

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    Thanks again, Gil!
    Have just ONE cc for online purchases and ONE for merchant purchases in cases where I'm not carrying enough good ol' greenbacks, and have both setup for email alerts of use. Doesn't mean I'm at no risk of fraud, but does help me know all purchases are mine.
    Some time back, I grabbed a bite at a cafe near Loyola's downtown campus and paid by cc. They still had the old carbons and when I asked for mine, the server said they were already in the trash. Two weeks later, I get the statement and there's just of $400 worth in two large purchases I didn't make (@Walgreen's and Sportmart). Fortunately, the cc was with my primary bank which I visited directly and they removed the charges without any fuss; didn't hurt that they could see by my account history that I'd NEVER made a cc purchase at either retailer.

  • had my pin number stole from bmo harris logan square location st patty’s day weekend. the manager told me they check for skimmers each day but not sundays since they are closed , so after 1 saturday into sunday is when they will try to place them on the bank atms.

2 days ago

Updated 44 hours ago

My mail carrier she is cool

When she does not work an someone else has to do her job ,thats extra mail for the mailman ,so guess what we get no mail at all especially on mondays ,Wednesday, an this pass saturday ..i sit at thw window an wait an wait an i have 3 other people helping me watch for are mail an we get no mail. .especially when im waiting for packages that are suppose to arrive on that day ...i reported this today..60618 on 3400 block by roscoe an harding ..we are suppose to get are mail everyday well we dont ..what can be done about this situation..i think im going to get a P.O.Box..they also steal my packages..

  • I can always tell when there’s a sub because they think that the flag on the mailbox goes up when they leave mail for you. Makes no sense, but they do it all the time.

  • KF

    Sign up for “informed delivery” at Usps.com. You’ll receive an email everyday showing your mail to be delivered that day. I had the same issues. Also allows you to report missing mail.

2 days ago

Updated 45 hours ago

lost dog - rolo

our foster-to-adopt dog took off on us last night.

last seen heading down side street by palmer square

please call 773-969-6283 with information

2 days ago

  • Greenfields Academy reviewed by a parent

    My daughter has grown leaps and bounds after her first year at Greenfields. Their unique approach to education has enabled her to thrive. We look forward to future years at the school.

    Greenfields Academy (3232 N. Elston Ave.) Published on GreatSchools June 18, 2018 Comment

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Odd event at School and Avers

Odd event near the park on School Street. Walking by CVS I see first a battalion chief, then a deputy district chief go the wrong way up the street and stop by the park. See an engine standing there, but no bystanders, no sign of EMS. A little further up the block there is one CPD SUV. It's surrounded by firefighters but only two or three cops. No one in it. FF completing paperwork on the hood of the SUV. All personnel present, both police and fire, are very quiet. No one in the neighborhood paying any attention to them, no distraught bystanders, etc. Never saw or heard any follow up response, such as ambulance.

2 days ago

    Concealed carry permit holder scares off home invasion suspect in Riverside
    Authorities are investigating a home invasion Sunday morning in west suburban Riverside. Someone kicked in the side door of a home at 8:11 a.m. in the 500 block of Berkeley Road in Riverside after ringing the doorbell and getting no response, according to a statement form Riverside police.
    http://www.fox32chicago.com

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

What would you do?

I am on my bicycle crossing California by the Popeye's heading east, there is a car coming Westbound on Diversey, making a right hand turn to get onto the Kennedy, the woman driving the car, doesn't want to stop for me, despite me having the crosswalk signal to go, she honks, flips me off, does stop only cause I was in the crosswalk.
I have her car pictured and plate number.

  • @Fiat124 You are flat out wrong. I have data. Last month my stop sign camera logged around 650 flagrant no excuse violations (>10mph) like you saw in that small sample on youtube. There were 0 bike violations. April there were 750 car violations, 0 bikes exceeding my threshold. No cars...

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    @Fiat124 You are flat out wrong. I have data. Last month my stop sign camera logged around 650 flagrant no excuse violations (>10mph) like you saw in that small sample on youtube. There were 0 bike violations. April there were 750 car violations, 0 bikes exceeding my threshold. No cars actually stop.

    Getting hit by a car is around 100 times worse than a bike. It's false to equate the two like so many here have. Car drivers must burden 100% of responsibility. If you can't drive a car and avoid idiot bikers and pedestrians we would all be safer if you stuck to Uber.

  • Tim

    No comparison between impact that cars and bikes have. However, the conclusion is that both cars and bikes need to follow the rules. It sounds like the car in question, did, in fact follow the rules by stopping and giving way to the bicyclist...albeit with unnecessary honking and using the...

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    No comparison between impact that cars and bikes have. However, the conclusion is that both cars and bikes need to follow the rules. It sounds like the car in question, did, in fact follow the rules by stopping and giving way to the bicyclist...albeit with unnecessary honking and using the middle finger. On the contrary, the bicyclist in this example, Bart, did not appear to follow the rules and could have been seriously hurt as a result of his actions. Bart appears to be grossly misguided and misinformed about how to properly ride his bicycle.

Jun 12

Updated 2 days ago

Someone painted my garage doors!!!!

I don't know who you are!! or if you are even on Everyblock - but it is beautifully done and very much appreciated and very much needed!
I was just walking the new dogs in the alley and almost walked by with a 'where am I'? moment.
Best thing that has happened to me in...so long!!!
THANKS!!! (I'll 'pay it forward....)

  • Kittyhop - it's a long story what actually happened. I am amazed no one posted about it. The entire block was in our front yard yesterday.

    Here is the short version: Minor, drunk, stolen car. It was around 4:30pm and I was watching TV when I heard this loud BOOOOM....

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    Kittyhop - it's a long story what actually happened. I am amazed no one posted about it. The entire block was in our front yard yesterday.

    Here is the short version: Minor, drunk, stolen car. It was around 4:30pm and I was watching TV when I heard this loud BOOOOM. I seriously thought the house next door blew up. So I ran outside and saw the car in the yard. Two girls jumped out of the car and ran. Then one of them came back to get the keys. I tried to call the cops, get a picture of them and not loose my calm. Cops showed up, interviewed everyone (at this point the entire neighborhood is on my corner). Then another neighbor showed up and was like " I saw them walking in the alley". So the cops looked at me and were like "you are coming with us to identify them....". So I experienced my first chase. In a police car. Nope, this was never on my bucket list. We finally caught the driver in an alley 3 streets over. By that time 6 cop cars showed up for back up. She was a minor and drunk. All this time I tried to get ahold of my landlords but neither of them answered their phone. Anyhow, the landlord came home right when the tow truck showed up (6pm).

    Good thing no one was in the yard or on the sidewalk. This could have ended VERY bad

  • Looked and sounds like a episode of 'Chicago PD"...wow....

    (The key thing is the surprise...esp since it was stolen...too much drama for a hot day..but thanks for sharing...)

5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Lost dog on Montrose in Albany Park

My wife just came across this dog on Montrose near lawndale. The dog had no collar and she was unable to catch it. Does anyone know this dog? I'm hoping he/she finds its' way home

  • Jinthenorthside Part time student, Part time explorer

    I have seen a dog that looks exactly like this! Lives in a house on Hamlin near Cullom.

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Any recommendations for tree service?

The city recently cut down the ash tree in front of our house because of ash borer infestation. The tree still looked healthy but I’m no arborist.

Can anyone recommend a tree service to treat our two remaining ash trees?

I spoke with the Bureau of Forestry and was assured that they would not remove these trees if they were recently treated.

  • If the trees are on the parkway - the city does treat them - but it seems it does not help - the city tries to keep them up as long as they are not dangerous....sooner or later they take them down - and replace them later in the year......

  • Dan57man Formerly of the fire service, living in Logan Sq.

    The care of Trees Rocks!

4 days ago

  • Ukuleles For Music: A Modern Band Experience

    Ms. Bristol is asking for $1215.35:
    My students need 6 electric ukuleles, mini amps, and ukulele and piano repertoire books to create a modern band to take their performance skills to the next level!
    Acero - Carlos Fuentes Comment

4 days ago

4 days ago

Looking for lost key

I'm looking for a lost key attached to a key chain displaying Lexus. It could've been lost in Logan Square or Humboldt Park yesterday.

Jun 12

Updated 4 days ago

Best place to sell appliances,etc?

We've recently (almost!) completed a reno and have a few things to sell that are in good shape/not used (coin op W/D, pedestal sink, light fixture, etc) that seem like things a landlord or builder would be interested in. Is Craigslist still the best place for this type of thing? I have tried the 'marketplace' on Facebook somewhat recently too and didn't have any luck. Are there better apps or sites? I've heard a lot of them people just try to get you down to giving it to them for free on the apps... Thanks!

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

    Charges pending against man wanted in attack on 67-year-old woman on Red Line train
    CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) - A man was in custody and charges were pending Friday evening after he allegedly attacked a 67-year-old woman on a CTA Red Line train. Chicago Police distributed surveillance photos of the man Friday afternoon and posted them to social media in hope that community members would help identify him.
    http://www.fox32chicago.com

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

New Zumba Class

Zumba with Eva Zamorano! Every Thursday at 6 p.m. beginning June 28. Dance! Exercise! Fun! The one hour class is $5. Parish Hall at St. John's Episcopal Church. 3857 N Kostner Ave.

4 days ago

Woman with mental disability reported missing from Logan Square

http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/woman-with-mental-disability-reported-missing-from-logan-square

CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) - A woman with a mental disability has been reported missing from the Logan Square neighborhood on the Northwest Side.

Desiree Rivas, 22, has been missing since Friday from the 3400 block of West Lyndale, according to an alert from Chicago Police.

Rivas was described as a 4-foot-9, 110-pound Hispanic woman with brown hair, brown eyes and a medium complexion. She has a mental disability and is dependent on insulin.

Anyone with information about Rivas’ whereabouts is asked to call Area North detectives at (312) 744-8266.

    Woman with mental disability reported missing from Logan Square
    CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) - A woman with a mental disability has been reported missing from the Logan Square neighborhood on the Northwest Side. Desiree Rivas, 22, has been missing since Friday from the 3400 block of West Lyndale, according to an alert from Chicago Police.
    http://www.fox32chicago.com

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Is it legal for a scooter with an out of state plate to park on a permit only street?

I have a friend visiting who will be bringing a scooter here. i know you can park scooters on permit only streets without a zone sticker with an IL plate, but does the same apply to out of state plates?

Thanks!

  • You can only park a scoot in permit parking if you have a city of Chicago patking tag. It's a little circle that you put on license plate. City clerk sells them $40 I think

  • The "little circle" is the equivalent of the city sticker on the windshield of a car. It has nothing to do with parking. Motorcycles are exempt from zoned parking restrictions.

Oct 09

Updated 4 days ago

Handyman Services Needed Recommendations please

We have a number of repairs (garbage disposal change, leaky faucet, ceiling fan problem...) looking for reliable, reasonably priced help Thank you!

  • Did you find someone you're happy with? - And if so, care to share their contact info?

  • Jonathon 773-234-8356 . My family uses him and we use him at our job. I think everybody in my office has had him out at least once. One thing we like about him is that he is always on time and always in contact. He does really good work and keeps everything neat. He's in the neighborhood as well.

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6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

What happened last night

There were cops all over the streets and helicopters on top my neighbor said that someone got shot but saw nothing on the new

  • If you are hoping for a response, the location to which you are referring should be provided.

  • Maz ethnic/cabaret accordionist, bungalow owner

    What CubsHawksBears said. I did a separate post on NextDoor urging people to please give a location when posting about events or crime. We don't need to know your exact address, just a general area, i.e. Belmont & Pulaski, 3600 block of N. St. Louis, etc.

  • I heard them and saw them overhead, roughly circling around Milwaukee/Pulaski and probably on the other side of the freeway along Pulaski. Seemed like another helicopter was further north - maybe as far as Wilson? Spotlights used along Pulaski near Cornelia. Happened roughly 8:30 to 9:30 Thursday night. Didn't go outdoors, so can't comment on police activity on the ground. The helicopter closest to Pulaski/Cornelia flew very low.

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