18 hours ago

Updated 0 min 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.

  • LL

    On sidewalks where permitted. It’s not permitted within the city per the municipal code schntr posted.

    “9-52-020. Riding bicycles on sidewalks and certain roadways.
    (a) No person shall ride a bicycle upon a sidewalk within a business district.
    (b) No person 12 or more years of age shall ride a...

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    On sidewalks where permitted. It’s not permitted within the city per the municipal code schntr posted.

    “9-52-020. Riding bicycles on sidewalks and certain roadways.
    (a) No person shall ride a bicycle upon a sidewalk within a business district.
    (b) No person 12 or more years of age shall ride a bicycle upon any sidewalk in any district, unless such sidewalk has been officially designated and marked as a bicycle route.
    (c) Bicycles shall not be operated on Lake Shore Drive or on any roadway where the operation of bicycles has been prohibited and signs have been erected indicating such prohibition.
    (d) Whenever a usable path for bicycles has been provided adjacent to a roadway, bicycle riders shall use such path and shall not use the roadway.
    (Added Coun. J. 7-12-90, p. 18634)”

  • Bart..did you think you would get this much of response??? wow

3 days ago

Updated 22 min ago

Database: 38 concealed carry shootings in Illinois, 11 people killed

3400 block of North Kedzie Avenue, Chicago

2900 block of North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago

This article has 26 other Chicago locations (Show)

8000 block of South Oglesby Avenue, Chicago

4200 block of West Potomac Avenue, Chicago

About 7:45 p.m. on May 19, police were called to Potomac and Kildare avenues for a report of shots fired. Officers were told that Yanie Zayas, 36, had...

4400 block of West Maypole Avenue, Chicago

700 block of North Clark Street, Chicago

34 E. Adams St., Chicago

5500 block of West Thomas Street, Chicago

4000 block of West Iowa Street, Chicago

1900 block of West 33rd Street, Chicago

9100 block of South Blackstone Avenue, Chicago

200 block of Chicago Avenue, Oak Park

...on Halloween night in 2017, a police officer in Oak Park heard a gunshot around Adams Street and Elmwood Avenue. Robert Lewis, 56, said he fired a round as a warning shot at people in...

4500 block of South St. Lawrence Avenue, Chicago

400 block of West Melrose Street, Chicago

1400 block of North Lockwood Avenue, Chicago

3400 block of South Ashland Avenue, Chicago

100 block of West Madison Street, Oak Park

5300 block of South Pulaski Road, Chicago

8200 block of South Ingleside Avenue, Chicago

7400 block of North Western Avenue, Chicago

4300 block of South State Street, Chicago

2500 block of West Division Street, Chicago

...Michael Arquero was picking up food for his pregnant wife at a taco stand at Division Street and Maplewood Avenue. A Honda Civic circled the restaurant and someone inside the car opened fire, police said...

2700 block of West 51st Street, Chicago

100 block of West Van Buren Street, Chicago

5400 block of West Van Buren Street, Chicago

    Database: 38 concealed carry shootings in Illinois, 11 people killed
    Copyright © 2018, More than 265,000 Illinois residents have a concealed carry license, about 2 percent of the state's adult population. But the state does not keep records on when these license holders fire their weapons, how often they do it, or if they wound or kill someone.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

  • Tony B in RP neighbor @ Lunt

    Duncan. If someone wants to hurt me or my family, then YES, I AM THE JUDGE, I AM THE JURY AND I AM YOUR EXECUTIONER. I'll stand proud and explain my actions, my Lord will judge me too.
    Duncan, some of us refuse to be a victim. That's how we are.
    If you like to depend on calling 911 and waiting for a guy with a firearm to come and help you while your attacker kills you or your loved ones, that's your option. Good luck!

  • Duncan, I think everyone agrees you’re an idiot and I will carry my gun anywhere to protect myself and people around me, at any cost!

48 min 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.

5 days ago

Updated 1 hour 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....)

  • Tony B in RP neighbor @ Lunt

    I'm glad that you're happy about this, but it's more than obvious that someone was trying to imply something negative.
    For example, what if you never wash your car and it's all covered with dirt, and someone takes offense at this and one day you find your car all nice and clean?
    I'll leave it there.

  • Jerry Cargill Photographer, Teacher, Live on Milwaukee Ave.

    Is one of your neighbors is trying to sell their house?

6 days ago

Updated 12 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

  • I always use & trust Heat Leaders. 773-416-8585, ask for Ray.

  • Call Joe at Comfort Level Healing and Air. Very solid man and responds day or night, even holidays. A+ rating from BBB. 847-454-3800

3 days ago

Updated 14 hours 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!

2 days ago

Updated 18 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.

  • A/K Steve Managed Animal Kingdom for 40 years

    I placed a sofa in the alley, took the cushions off, tied them together and made it very accessible for them. Scribbled a Thank You note and taped it to the sofa. No problems, they took it.

  • I called 311 when I needed to get rid of a mattress. They said to put it out on the day of trash pickup. Unless its raining.

3 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.

  • My understanding is cats aren't considered "domestic animals" Therefore they don't fall under a leash law or require licenses ( sadly)

  • Actually there is a law against letting your cat wander off of your property - YES - it is true....but there are very few officers that will ticket you - but it has been done....
    see http://www.chicagotalks.org/?p=4323 Reggie the Mayor of Lincoln Sq. However the Feral Cat Community Cat Program...

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    Actually there is a law against letting your cat wander off of your property - YES - it is true....but there are very few officers that will ticket you - but it has been done....
    see http://www.chicagotalks.org/?p=4323 Reggie the Mayor of Lincoln Sq. However the Feral Cat Community Cat Program cats seem to be exempt. At one time there was a police officer that would actually follow cats to find out who they belonged to - and ticket the owner.... The owner that had been ticketed TWICE actually moved out of the city so her cat could explore the outdoors in their new location. I personally - do not approve of letting our cats go outside in this city....too dangerous for them. Being in RESCUE most of my life - I have seem horrible things happen to outdoor cats....we need to take good care of our pets..... IT IS ILLEGAL to let them wander in Chicago.....

33 hours 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.

35 hours 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.

5 days ago

Updated 36 hours 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!

2 days ago

Updated 36 hours 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

2 days ago

Updated 38 hours 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.

41 hours 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

2 days ago

Updated 47 hours 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 2 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.

2 days ago

3 days ago

Updated 2 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.

2 days ago

Medill/Central Park last eve around midnight?

Anyone know what was going on there? The whole block was closed off, w/ambulance, firetrucks, many police cars?

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Too bad...

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/soccer/ct-world-cup-2026-20180613-story.html

Too bad the city will overspend on tax incentives to attract companies but won't pay to bring some worldwide focus...

    U.S., Mexico and Canada win joint bid for 2026 World Cup; Chicago won't be a host site
    The World Cup is returning to the United States, and this time, Mexico and Canada are along for the wild ride. Chicago, however, will not be among the host cities. A North American joint bid won the rights Wednesday to host the 2026 edition of the celebrated soccer tournament, defeating Morocco and bouncing back from an unfathomable U.S.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com
  • That is true in hosting an entire event...hosting a game or two wouldn't have nearly the same scale of issues.

  • That is also more true when you have to create infrastructure. Chicago would not be creating any transportation or venue infrastructure. If anything it might speed along some backlogged transportation projects.

    Sure it'd be overcrowded for a week or so...but I think it'd be worth the visibility and potential investment.

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

House cleaning help !

Anyone have a cleaning person...who isn't afraid of, and is careful with animals in the home. I really need some heavy work done. Scrubbing floors etc... I prefer a person, to a service....but would do a service if I have to...thank you

  • Not to direct you away from Normas but I use thumbtack.com for these types of projects. You describe the job and then you get a bunch of bids. Really convenient.

  • Are you looking for a regular person or just a one-time?

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

3 days ago

Nov 10

Updated 3 days ago

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.

Jun 09

Updated 3 days ago

I have a PARROT at my bird feeder...

Not a parakeet, but a green parrot that is 12" long. I tried to take a picture but everything is green and it let me know that it wasn't interested. I'll figure out better food for it..

  • DianeW just nosey

    Oooh, I'm so glad it's still around, and thank you so much, Kitty hop, for trying to help.

    Have you tried regular old pet bird seed? Like unsalted sunflower seeds and unsalted safflower seeds?The bird might recognize that as food more so than fruit, In case it hasn't been exposed to a varied diet of fruit and veggies in it's previous home.

  • On my way to get some....

Oct 13 2012

Updated 3 days ago

Does anyone have a speed heater/silent paint remover they'd be willing to rent?

We're removing tons of paint from our new/old two-flat, and are interested in trying an infrared paint removal system. The reviews seem mixed, so we'd love to try it out before making the purchase. Would anyone in the area have one they'd be willing to rent out for a day or two?

Thanks!

  • How did the speedheater work? Any chance you'd be willing to rent it out? We just bought a bungalow and have quite a bit of paint removal ahead of us and are trying to find the best approach - I found this post while searching to find a local source to rent.

    Thanks!

  • JLD Evanston DIYer

    LSRebecca, Interested in renting your SpeedHeater?

4 days ago

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

FREE - Electric hospital bed with 1/2 side rail, waterproof mattress, and wired hand control.

Need one? Contact me for pick up. Just click on my name and send an e-mail through my profile page.

  • Hi Gil, if you don't get takers through EB, local churches or Salvation Army may also be willing to help you find a taker.

6 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Honda Wheels Stolen

Got my wheels stolen Saturday night (06/09) right behand my house on logan blvd. My 2018 Accord was parked in the alley right behind my house on Logan Boulevard.

Worst thing is that these jerks had to do it on a Saturday, when all dealerships are closed on Sunday, so it just has had to sit there all day yesterday!

It's one thing to be a thief, it's another to be just that inconsiderate!

:|

  • LL

    Ooof, I saw the car propped up this weekend. Sorry this happened. It looks like the cameras point right at your spot. Any identifying footage?

  • Tomorrow is another day Happy resident of North Park Village

    What a terrible thing to happen! Which block of Logan? You could have had the car taken to a tire dealership, such as Firestone or NTB. They're open on Sundays. Make sure you get wheel locks!

5 days ago

Lawn Service

Hi. We are looking for a lawn service to install underground sprinklers in our front and back yards. Does anyone have a recommendation? Thanks

6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Found Dog Chihuahua Mix Male, Blue Eyes

We found a dog who looks to be a Chihuahua Mix on June 6 near Diversey and Ridgeway. He is all white with a few tan spots and Blue Eyes, Weighs 11 lbs and not neutered. He had no collar and no chip. We have posted on Lost pets Illinois, Chicago Northside Lost & Found pets, Pawboost, posted posters around the neighborhood and reported him to the local police precincts. Posting on here just occurred to me today. We have not heard anything from anyone at all, were taking care of him but really hope to find his family, hes a really good boy, he deserves to be home with his family.

  • PetParent Founder of Pitter Patter Parenting

    Thank you so much for taking him in and trying to find his owners. If no one comes forward and you are looking to find him a new home, you should contact Sheri Berliner of Petraits. She will photograph him and send him out to her elist of thousands, as...

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    Thank you so much for taking him in and trying to find his owners. If no one comes forward and you are looking to find him a new home, you should contact Sheri Berliner of Petraits. She will photograph him and send him out to her elist of thousands, as well as post him on petfinder and Adopt a pet. Professional photos really make all the difference. I have used her services when adopting out many stray cats and dogs over the last 10 years. She has now started a nonprofit to continue her rescue work called, Friends of Petraits. Petraits.com

Feb 19

Updated 5 days ago

Vinyl Siding Repair needed

I have some siding peeling away from the side of my home. Any recommendations for siding repair?

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  • I tried last year to get someone to do repair work on my enclosed porches.. no one seemed interested in doing the job or if they did they wanted to charge a fortune. So I did some research watched some videos and ended up doing it myself...

    Good luck

6 days ago

Jun 05

Updated 6 days ago

Looking for someone to do freelance sewing

I have a couple small pet projects that require sewing. I have no skills in this area, but I expect the jobs would only require moderate skill (again, I have none). I would think probably a couple hours of work, I would drop off and pick up all materials. Willing to negotiate price.

If anyone is interested I can discuss specifics over private message (does EB have that?) or email

  • kate www.shopsinkorswim.com

    Hi! I am very skilled in sewing. Bags, upholstery and soft goods. Message me if you are still in need. I'm near California and armitage

  • MT

    If you have an upholstery project , I would call Jeff at Chicago Upholstery School. He has lots of students, that are talented and would take on projects. I know at least two in the area, but don't have direct contact info.

Jun 08

Updated Jun 11

Why are there choppers over Logan Square this morning?

I can see multiple choppers outside south east of Kedzie and Fullerton. Does anyone know what has happened?

  • CL

    I drove past it that morning; it was pretty ugly and lots of blood in at least one of the cars. I hope they are ok. Only one thing that causes that much damage in a car accident between cars — going way too fast.

  • Here is a final wrap on this: (WGNTV) Both a Lyft driver and the motorist who hit them head-on have been charged with driving under the influence in a crash that killed a passenger in the Lyft in Logan Square on Friday.

    The cars collided when a Toyota crossed over...

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    Here is a final wrap on this: (WGNTV) Both a Lyft driver and the motorist who hit them head-on have been charged with driving under the influence in a crash that killed a passenger in the Lyft in Logan Square on Friday.

    The cars collided when a Toyota crossed over the center line and hit the Lyft head-on, killing a passenger. Anudari “Anna” Bayaraa, 23, was the passenger killed in the crash on the 1600 block of North Humboldt Boulevard around 3:55 a.m. Friday, according to Chicago Sun-Times.

    Elizabeth Renter, 32, the driver of the Lyft car, was charged with one misdemeanor count of driving under the influence of drugs. Travis Anderson, 25, of Tempe, Ariz., was charged with one felony count of aggravated driving under the influence resulting in accident/death and misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence of drugs.

Mar 14

Updated Jun 10

Tree maps

Here are two maps I have generated from satellite and city data showing the extent and location of the tree canopy in Logan Square as well as the approximate locations and density of treated ash trees. The ashes are not likely to be around too much longer, I know many were recently removed from Palmer Square. The canopy map is based on data from 2011 so some things have changed already but I hope this helps someone with planning. We...

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Here are two maps I have generated from satellite and city data showing the extent and location of the tree canopy in Logan Square as well as the approximate locations and density of treated ash trees. The ashes are not likely to be around too much longer, I know many were recently removed from Palmer Square. The canopy map is based on data from 2011 so some things have changed already but I hope this helps someone with planning. We are planting a few more trees on our property this year after seeing this. You can also request a tree for your parkway or nearby if you don't have one here: https://servicerequest.cityofchicago.org/web_intake_chic/Controller?op=locform&invSRType=SED&invSRDesc=Tree%20Planting&locreq=N&stnumreqd=N

Higher resolution canopy
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ks638c0hev57p74/logan1.png?dl=0

Higher resolution ash tree map
https://www.dropbox.com/s/hnnbl8zrc947lur/logansquareash.png?dl=0

    311 - City of Chicago - Service Request Search
    Please enter the location information and continue, or Start Over.
    https://servicerequest.cityofchicago.org
  • Catawba is the "Totem Pole tree" named by first nation indians living within species native range. And original name mistranslated by early arriving europeans. My six year old Catalpas donated to Elmwood Park after celebrating Villages Centennial, were germinated from 125 old historic specimen standing in Mills and Sons Circle...

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    Catawba is the "Totem Pole tree" named by first nation indians living within species native range. And original name mistranslated by early arriving europeans. My six year old Catalpas donated to Elmwood Park after celebrating Villages Centennial, were germinated from 125 old historic specimen standing in Mills and Sons Circle park. And have produced flowers for first time in 2018. Over past few years I have had experience managing against aphid populations which after excreting sticky sap, causing sooty mold problem on leaves. I had success using a foliar applied Miticide control product, after IPM management introduction of Lady bugs failed to keep overwhelming aphid populations in check. One main cause of aphid problems on more mature trees regardless of species, is needless applications of nitrogen rich fertilizers which actually attract browsers. Fertilizers should never be applied to healthy trees, or especially trees already in decline, unless suffering from lack of soil minerals or mineral uptake issues. Which forces unhealthy tree to use up much of its precious built up resources. Trees going into dormancy earlier than true fall do so, to make sure enough stored resources remaining to wake up next spring.

    It is yet unknown what possible lifespan of a Chicago region planted catalpa is, since oldest examples continue to live on presently past age 155. After 1910's, Catalpa was no longer a popular selection to plant. So most we see today are from age 110-145. And commonly 6-14 years older than house standing next to, if original owners purchased from Nursery back then. I theorize that as a "Heritage class" tree species, representing future generations precious living connections back to early residents and neighborhood founders who planted them.

  • Catalpa is in same lifespan group as Red Oak, Honey Locust, Hackberry, and Cottonwood which have proven to live 185 years at best. Compared to Heritage class Green Ash & American Elm that reach maturity from 180-220, having 300 year lifespan. And human planted White Ash, White, Burr & English...

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    Catalpa is in same lifespan group as Red Oak, Honey Locust, Hackberry, and Cottonwood which have proven to live 185 years at best. Compared to Heritage class Green Ash & American Elm that reach maturity from 180-220, having 300 year lifespan. And human planted White Ash, White, Burr & English Oak maturing from 350-450, having 600 year lifespans. Even after a catalpas inner core of no longer functional sapwood and heartwood begins rotting out, species can continue to safely stand by regrowing new tubes of buttress root tissue from base of tree to keep upper crown alive.

    Humboltwriter was correct with technical info he supplied regarding several Catalpa topics. Such as late leaf production and early June flowering catalpa. I found that slow release fertilizer stakes are not a worthy product, and tree care industry is moving away from regular fertilization of specimen trees. And Catalpa is such a superior harsh urban environment survivor, it would be difficult to improve living conditions. Except for preventing unnecessary construction damage, grade change etc.

Jun 10

Jun 10

Jun 09

Clean Your Closets / Garages (Donate to a 501c3 Charity and receive a tax recipt)

Donate Mens Jeans sizes 26-36, Belts, T-Shirts, Constriction Boots, and tennis shoes as well as tools, back packs. Take inside Northside Latin Progress office 11am - 7pm weekdays or call 773 478 9705 or 312 343 0804 for pick up.

Jun 14 2017

Updated Jun 09

Need Ornamental Iron Company

I need to install a small wrought iron fence and railing on a staircase in Logan Square.

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