3 days ago

Updated 5 min ago

I love EveryBlock and Next Door, but they are very different.

I'm so sorry to be losing EveryBlock. I'm already a member of Next Door, but that is only for communicating to neighbors very close to me. I like getting information on other neighborhoods as well. As an animal welfare business owner, volunteer and advocate, my desire to help pets and their people is not just limited to my own neighborhood. I currently follow 22 different EveryBlock neighborhoods. Next Door won't allow me to do that.

So bummed. Thanks EveryBlock for all you've done to connect people.

Alicia

  • I will definitely sign up for Next Door.

  • on one of the comments - perhaps not this thread....someone said that DNAinfo was going to have a new site similar to EB - but I cannot locate that information now....does anyone know about this??? and what was that called,,,,,?????

45 hours ago

Updated 25 min ago

House cleaner recommendations for AirBnB?

My wife and I are looking for a house cleaner to help us clean/turnover a 1 BR/1 BA apartment that we are renting on AirBnB. It is near Western/Armitage. We need someone with a flexible schedule, because the frequency and scheduling of cleanings will vary based on reservations.

2 days ago

Updated 5 hours ago

New Parkway Trees Please Help Water

You may have seen a number of trees that have been planted in the parkways of many of the bikerdike homes and surrounding areas. While it is great to beautify the neighborhood and invest in the long-term benefits of trees, the city missed the mark on this effort. While, gator bags have been placed around the trees, these only provide water for 5-11 hours, not days or weeks. The past month has been quite hot and with little rain, many...

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You may have seen a number of trees that have been planted in the parkways of many of the bikerdike homes and surrounding areas. While it is great to beautify the neighborhood and invest in the long-term benefits of trees, the city missed the mark on this effort. While, gator bags have been placed around the trees, these only provide water for 5-11 hours, not days or weeks. The past month has been quite hot and with little rain, many of the trees are already loosing their leaves, signifying they will not make it.

The residents at the bickerdike homes thought the city was watering the trees. They should have been informed about the new planting and to take part in the care of the trees, but they do not have access to exterior water to help care for them. Our neighbor showed us that her water spigot had been covered over with a lock that does not make water accessible. We tried to water the trees, but being two homes down, our hose does not reach.
If you have newly planted trees and a hoes long enough to reach, please help water them.

  • yep Susy D... in my case it was three milk cans (and me) per haul on the bed of an ancient tractor... multiple trips... with a lunch break in there and a late supper afterwards.

  • Big Oaks Big Oaks resident since 1979

    If anyone DOES use mulch, don't go crazy with it. Mulch should not be piled 12" around the tree base. You should just cover the GROUND with the mulch. The roots of a tree need water AND air.

2 days ago

Updated 7 hours ago

Carjacked on Fullerton at Noon on 7/14

Hi all ...Apologies if you’re seeing this twice, but forgot to select Logan Square in my original post. Wanted to let you know I got carjacked today in broad daylight in Logan Square. I was on Fullerton by the Social Security office at Sawyer. I had just parked and locked my car when two young black men approached me and demanded my keys. I yelled at them hoping I’d scare them off and when that failed, I yelled for help....

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Hi all ...Apologies if you’re seeing this twice, but forgot to select Logan Square in my original post. Wanted to let you know I got carjacked today in broad daylight in Logan Square. I was on Fullerton by the Social Security office at Sawyer. I had just parked and locked my car when two young black men approached me and demanded my keys. I yelled at them hoping I’d scare them off and when that failed, I yelled for help. Several people simply stood by and watched. I do know at least 2 people called 911 — so if you’re out there and you did that, thank you. To the lone guy who sought me out to make sure I was ok, thank you. To the two guys across the street who watched two men throw me to the ground, steal my purse and then steal my car, I hope this never happens to you. But if it does, I pray someone helps you though you did not help me. At any rate, just wanted to give everyone the heads up to be alert. Police report has been filed. Credit cards have been canceled. Locks have been changed. And if anyone on Everyblock did see something they could share with police to catch these guys, that would be appreciated. Stay safe out there!

4 days ago

Updated 7 hours ago

    Comcast to end hyperlocal site EveryBlock, agrees to send users to rival Nextdoor
    Comcast is pulling the plug on EveryBlock, the Chicago-based hyperlocal news site it revived four years ago. The website, which features blurbs about restaurant closings, building break-ins and community events, will go dark July 19, with a link steering EveryBlock users to sign up with Nextdoor, a rival hyperlocal platform.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com
  • Comcast sucks, greedy buzzards. They could just leave it up but NO, it's about profits.

  • House-Frau Homemaker, mom, animal lover

    Somebody else said “another reason to hate Comcast” I couldn’t agree more. I’ve been with them for 17 years&I’m counting the days until I leave.

Jul 05

Updated 10 hours ago

Break in

This guy broke into my building near Armitage and California early Monday morning. We have security guards on the door but he was able to gain entry with a crowbar or similar tool. Police have been notified.

2 days ago

Updated 10 hours ago

Logan Square Community Facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/search/str/logan+square+community/keywords_search

Once Everyblock is gone, let’s try to keep in touch. I found this in a search and have not been approved by the admin, but I hope others join.

12 hours ago

FOUND DOG Fullerton & Milwaukee

We ran into a women who had found a small wire haired terrier type dog at Fullerton and Milwaukee. Small, brown and black, missing part of tail, very friendly. She left her information with 311 if any one is missing this dog.

2 days ago

Updated 12 hours ago

Carjacked on Fullerton 7/14 @ noon

Hi all ... wanted to let you know I got carjacked today in broad daylight in Logan Square. I was on Fullerton by the Social Security office at Sawyer. I had just parked and locked my car when two young black men approached me and demanded my keys. I yelled at them hoping I’d scare them off and when that failed, I yelled for help. Several people simply stood by and watched. I do know at least 2 people called...

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Hi all ... wanted to let you know I got carjacked today in broad daylight in Logan Square. I was on Fullerton by the Social Security office at Sawyer. I had just parked and locked my car when two young black men approached me and demanded my keys. I yelled at them hoping I’d scare them off and when that failed, I yelled for help. Several people simply stood by and watched. I do know at least 2 people called 911 — so if you’re out there and you did that, thank you. To the lone guy who sought me out to make sure I was ok, thank you. To the two guys across the street who watched two men throw me to the ground, steal my purse and then steal my car, I hope this never happens to you. But if it does, I pray someone helps you though you did not help me. At any rate, just wanted to give everyone the heads up to be alert. Police report has been filed. Credit cards have been canceled. Locks have been changed. And if anyone on Everyblock did see something they could share with police to catch these guys, that would be appreciated. Stay safe out there!

  • Oh man, it's all the Deep State lying to me again? When will I ever learn?

  • Bye

    Brian..I am glad to hear you are a "champ" in the love department!

14 hours ago

Man Robbed and Sexually Assaulted in 2600 block N Western Ave early Sunday 7/15

LOGAN SQUARE (7/15/2018)— A 23-year-old man told police that he was robbed by a group of men and then sexually assaulted as he walked in the 2600 block of North Western early Sunday, according to a police spokesperson.
The victim reported that a group of men approached him, pushed him to the ground, and then beat him with an unknown object before taking his valuables. One of the offenders then sexually assaulted the victim, according to the police report. No one is in custody. The victim was being treated at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. Area North detectives are investigating. Reported in:
http://www.cwbchicago.com/2018/07/briefly-mag-mile-gunplay-ends-with-car.html

    Briefly: Mag Mile Gunplay Ends With Car Crash; Man Says He Was Robbed And Raped In Logan Square; More
    MAGNIFICENT MILE - No arrests have been made after a car chase and crash that began with men posting photos of themselves with handguns near the Historic Water Tower on Friday evening, police said.
    http://www.cwbchicago.com

3 days ago

Updated 15 hours ago

Thoughts on Everyblock closing down...It is 'time' for me to leave anyway....

I have depended on Everyblock for recommendations of workers, neighborhood news, crime in the area, good news postings, pictures of package stealing...and lost dogs....
I read with interest my neighbors opinions and 'feelings' on subjects and it was a learning experience for me.
I followed GoFundMe pages that they recommended.
I donated to school because it was posted here...

But it is time to leave for me...look what I have BECOME????

I read the posts of people that do not...

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I have depended on Everyblock for recommendations of workers, neighborhood news, crime in the area, good news postings, pictures of package stealing...and lost dogs....
I read with interest my neighbors opinions and 'feelings' on subjects and it was a learning experience for me.
I followed GoFundMe pages that they recommended.
I donated to school because it was posted here...

But it is time to leave for me...look what I have BECOME????

I read the posts of people that do not have 'kindness' (something we really need these days..) towards their neighbors posts...and I NOW go after 'a troll' when before I would 'just let it go' ...recently to the point of reporting HIM to Everyblock to monitor his comments. (I have never gone to Everyblock before...)
(His 'nasty' comments 'hurt my feelings'....how did I GET to this point???)
Bart doesn't post his amazing pictures any more; and people go after him when he is just posting 'the first to know'...(I'm certainly not the first to know...)
I WILL MISS the kind posts that I have received...and the people who I have truly enjoyed their threads...
but I now won't miss the 'Everyblock' - the one I used to know..as it is no more...
Thanks to the neighbors who helped me; thanks to the neighbors who cared; and thanks to the neighbors that bought me a 'neighborhood' to share with them..

2 days ago

Updated 17 hours ago

Before this all goes away, may I get 'dog trainer' recommendations?

My 2 adopted senior dogs are the best, but I had my last 'furry girlfriend' for 16 years and I 'forgot' what I learned @ dogs - so I need 'training' for 'us'....Thanks for any suggestions....

  • If they are really difficult and stubborn, I'd recommend Daniel at Bark Ave (he's the owner and master trainer) ...

  • Thanks Ruby Red...no ,,they are the sweetest dogs ever..it is me that needs the trining...

20 hours ago

Petition to stop a cell tower from going up on the corner of Wrightwood and Ridgeway in Logan

Someone started a petition to push Alderman Santiago (31st ward) in Logan Square to stop a cell array from being constructed by T-Mobile on top of a residential building at the corner of Wrightwood and Ridgeway Ave. I live down the street and would rather not see it from my window.
Here it is if anyone wants to read it over and sign it if you agree that it would be an eyesore/annoyance on a residential street:

https://www.gopetition.com/petitions/residents-for-a-tower-free-logan-square.html#.W0vqdUDt8MY.facebook

    Alderwoman Santiago, stop the T-Mobile tower at 3714-16 W Wrightwood Ave.
    Target: 31st Ward Alderman Milly Santiago Region: United States of America Please note: While we appreciate support from people who live anywhere, signatures from residents in Logan Square are the most helpful. Please share with anyone you know in Logan Square, specifically those near the corner of Wrightwood and Ridgeway!
    https://www.gopetition.com

4 days ago

Updated 20 hours ago

We're losing Everyblock?

Just noticed the message at the top of the Everyblock screen, from what I understand we're losing Everyblock on the 19th, and they're asking people to sign up with Nextdoor, correct? I'm not misreading this? If true this makes me so sad.

  • Artist girl Artist and Muscian

    What if you want to ask a question to people near your hood, like in Bucktown, Logan Square or Humbolt Park, if you have been designated as North Wicker Park, and also want to get the news or postings from those areas (the area that I am in, in Everyblock...

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    What if you want to ask a question to people near your hood, like in Bucktown, Logan Square or Humbolt Park, if you have been designated as North Wicker Park, and also want to get the news or postings from those areas (the area that I am in, in Everyblock encompasses a wider area)? Seems that you can access the other areas postings in a search, but aren't able to receive announcements or postings from there, and are not able to post questions there. Also, In the a newsletter there are things like dog training and moving sales, but nothing like this kind of discussion, and no postings of news like new restaurants, or things going on in the area. It seems all very bland and much more like personal adds.

  • Artist girl Artist and Muscian

    How can you post something in other neighborhoods on NextDoor? How can you get feeds from other neighborhoods on NextDoor?

27 hours ago

3 days ago

Updated 41 hours ago

For anyone on EB who would like to keep in touch after it shuts down on 7/19 ...

Click on my name and send me an email from that page.

Please include your EB name, real name, and email address.

For those who don't care to, s'ok.

I will miss EB. It provided a lot of very useful information, trolls notwithstanding. I met some very interesting people here.

But it's not goodbye. It's "See Ya Later."

Good luck, all!

Gil

2 days ago

Updated 42 hours ago

Nom de Guerre

OK, so where were we ...

  • Gil Jimenez Private Investigator; IL concealed carry trainer

    Oh yeah ... pseudonyms.

    Who cares, really?

    "O! Be some other name:
    What’s in a name? That which we call a rose
    By any other name would smell as sweet."
    (~ Willie S.)

  • Ed in Bucktown Fifth Generation Lifelong Chicagoan

    Or was that actually Sir Francis Bacon using a nom de plume?

2 days ago

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Breaking News Friday AM- 6AM

Shooting in Logan Square- Diversey either side of St. Louis blocked . No one in custody. Investigation continues. Victim listed in good condition.

2 days ago

Art in the Park postponed til July 28

The Unity Park Advisory Council decided not to hold their popular Art in the Park event today (Saturday) due to wet conditions. They will try again 2 weeks from now. All events at Unity Park are free, no ticket required.

Sep 20 2016

Updated 2 days ago

Rat Infestation

I am experiencing a rat infestation. One of my neighbors does not pick up their dogs' poop. The dogs are significantly large and I can see the poop from my fence. I know this is attracting rats. My backyard is clean and I have nothing outside (patio furniture and planters have been put away). I have had the city bait the alley a few times and requested to have my backyard baited. Instead of baiting my backyard, the city baited...

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I am experiencing a rat infestation. One of my neighbors does not pick up their dogs' poop. The dogs are significantly large and I can see the poop from my fence. I know this is attracting rats. My backyard is clean and I have nothing outside (patio furniture and planters have been put away). I have had the city bait the alley a few times and requested to have my backyard baited. Instead of baiting my backyard, the city baited the alley for the 3rd time in two months. I am going crazy. The rats are hanging out in my backyard and are setting my sensor light off during the night. Is there anything I can do? Does anyone know of an effective rat poison? Talking to my neighbors is useless since they don't want to be told what they "shouldn't do on their property".

6 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Free Slurpee Day

Tomorrow is 7/11, which means Free Slurpees. I'd like to hear thoughts from neighbors. Thank you

6 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Gas Pipe Construction = High Gas Bill

We just got finished with the whole city of chicago replacing our gas lines on our street. Something they've been doing all over the city I've noticed. And now I just got my 1st gas bill since then and it's the highest I've ever been billed. Even compared to my winter bills in Jan & Feb for the past 4 yours, it's never been this high. And this is for last month of June so I KNOW that we did not use our gas that much. Has anyone else experienced this? I tried calling people's gas and I waited 2 hours and 20 min for a supervisor and no one ever answered. I finally hung up. Ugh.

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

    Our monthly bill from People's (we're on the "budget" plan) went up $45 this month

  • Electric heat is more expensive than gas. I used energy efficient heaters to supplement my gas space heaters, still cost a lot of money.

3 days ago

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4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Nextdoor and Comcast Blows.

What a horrible company and a terrible “substitute” for everyblock. Boycotting Nextdoor. I will never join that bullsh@! website.

  • KPG Logan Square resident since 1987

    Consider contacting Nextdoor and telling them how you feel they could improve their site? They would want to hear. I actually like Nextdoor because posters are not as anonymous and therefore there is not as much nastiness going on. It is usually more about information rather than editorializing/complaining:)

  • My favorite follow on Twitter is @bestofnextdoor . My one parting thought about EB that I found very ironic is the code that runs this site thinks the word neighbor is misspelled.

  • The Logan Square sites on Nextdoor have almost no content. Hopefully that will change when people migrate.

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Lunch/Wifi

where can I go for lunch and secure wifi?

  • LincolnSquarist LSRCC's biggest fan girl.

    Secure Wifi?

    Your house.

  • There's no such thing as a secure wifi if your using someone else's network. If it's password protected you still can get MITMed from anyone else with the password or the network operator. That's why invented end to end encryption which almost all sites use now.

3 days ago

Neighbors: Please be on the lookout for a mis...

Neighbors: Please be on the lookout for a missing juvenile from our ward. She was last seen near Belmont and Kimball earlier this week. If you see her or have any information about her whereabouts, please call Chicago Police Area North Special Victims Unit at 312-744-8266.

    35th Ward Alderman
    Neighbors: Please be on the lookout for a missing juvenile from our ward. She was last seen near Belmont and Kimball earlier this week. If you see her or have any information about her whereabouts,...
    https://www.facebook.com

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Taco Bell -

The newly remodeled Taco Bell next to Menards on Clybourn opens this Monday 7/16/18...not sure why it had to be remodeled, but they did. I had a craving for it today. It had to be Taco Bell or nothing. I went with nothing.

Looking forward to the new Cantina Taco Bell in Logan Square, at Milwaukee and Richmond, they have a new sign up, so perhaps they are getting closer to completion.

3 days ago

Help Immigrant family men.

Construction and hiking boots (size 7 to 10), Backpacks, used hand tools, summer shorts, t-shirts, belts, rain-ware, Deliver inside the office (3043 N Francisco Ave) not inside the blue box in the parking lot hours 10am to 7pm weekdays & Sat noon to 2:30pm or call Ms. Moore for pick up 312 343 0804

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

    Comcast to end hyperlocal site EveryBlock, agrees to send users to rival Nextdoor
    Comcast is pulling the plug on EveryBlock, the Chicago-based hyperlocal news site it revived four years ago. The website, which features blurbs about restaurant closings, building break-ins and community events, will go dark July 19, with a link steering EveryBlock users to sign up with Nextdoor, a rival hyperlocal platform.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com
  • Tim

    great!

  • Kittyhop,

    I hope you will join Nexdoor.
    We will miss you and ,all the other helpful ,concerned citizens.

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Garage Repair recommendations....

Actually, my doors are fine (and newly painted) but the rollers and metal strips need attention.

Thank you for any help...

  • Hi KittyHop....My very good friend has a garage door repair service...I have recommended him many times on FB, all with raving reviews and compliments. You will not be disappointed! All Around Garage Door....Free Estimates...Serving City and Suburbs...Dan Skulski....danskulski@yahoo.com....(773) 544-3667....Tell him Betty refered you. Thanks, Kitty

  • Local Yocal Logan Square resident since 2000

    Robert's Garage Door Professionals of Chicago. Really good!

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Catalytic Converter Stolen Last Night!

The catalytic converter on my 2004 car was stolen sometime during the night last night. I went out to my car this morning, and found it was gone. Be Careful! Car alarms don't sound when this is done to a car - they saw off the converter under the car. My mechanic said it takes them about a minute to do it. Yikes!

  • We had guests in town and unfortunately, they had theirs stolen too on the night of July 11, while parked on California. Really unfortunate, and sounds like they may have hit a number of cars in one night.

4 days ago

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new 2018 PROPERTY TAX Assessments --> Assessor Appeal Workshop July 23

Logan Square / Jefferson Township triennial reassessments being mailed out by Cook County Assessor. Property Tax Exemptions & Appeal Workshop scheduled JULY 23 7:00 - 9:00 pm at 3636 W Wolfram / SAINT HYACINTH Basilica Resurrection Hall with Assessor staff. Some folks may have BIG increases. Proper Exemptions and Appeal can help. 2018 Assessment will be used for 2018 taxes which are paid in 2019. Posting here before EveryBlock disappears.

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3230-3299 W. Barry Ave.