39 hours ago

Updated 8 min ago

Waterproofing

Hello Again!

Since we got such a positive response with the fence question, I thought I’d ask about waterproofing as well. Has anyone had a great experience with a particular company? I imagine folks close to the River in particular would have some suggestions.

Thank you!
Michelle :)

Oct 29

Updated 1 hour ago

West Humboldt Park gentrification?

At some point recently it seemed that HP was going through a slow process of being gentrified, but now it seems to have come to a standstill. For instance, west of california and north ave appeared to be improving and changing for the better, now it seems to be on hold. Has anyone else noticed this?

  • Djay Humboldt park since 1955!

    gentrification has its positives and its negatives. White hipsters are coming to HP because it’s cheap and they want to be around public transportation. But you’re bringing people into an area where all they do is complain about the crime. You chose to live here. Do your research before moving...

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    gentrification has its positives and its negatives. White hipsters are coming to HP because it’s cheap and they want to be around public transportation. But you’re bringing people into an area where all they do is complain about the crime. You chose to live here. Do your research before moving instead of just seeing what’s cheap. I’ve lived here since I was a kid. A proud Puerto Rican family that loves Humboldt Park because of the culture and the connection that all us PR have with each other and the area. Bringing white people here is pushing out people that made the area the way it was and gave it its culture. It’s like bringing blacks or Arabs to Chinatown. Yes the gentrification helps clean up the area. But it’s making everything way too expensive and families that have been here forever are now forced out. How would u feel if that was your family? RAK, f you and your stuck up attitude. Not everyone’s as fortunate as you, some people also work 2-3 jobs and are away from family but don’t get paid as much. Think before you speak.

  • "Bringing white people here is pushing out people that made the area the way it was and gave it its culture. It’s like bringing blacks or Arabs to Chinatown." Really Djay???

    Do you not know your history of the city? Were you aware of all the other people that lived...

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    "Bringing white people here is pushing out people that made the area the way it was and gave it its culture. It’s like bringing blacks or Arabs to Chinatown." Really Djay???

    Do you not know your history of the city? Were you aware of all the other people that lived in Humboldt Park before it became predominantly Puerto Rican? It was the Eastern Europeans - Germans, Norwegians, Polish etc... There will always be movement and change within the city, that is the reality of life.

    I have lived in this general area now for 25 years and been a property owner for 13. What brought me here was the beautiful park, all the amazing tree lined streets, and good solid housing stock. It is a great area to live in, a good mix of people and a great investment. When I run on the 606, I see all kinds of people using that trail; certainly more of a mix than what I see on the Lake.

    I am sorry that some people are being forced out, that is happening not only here in Humboldt but everywhere. Don't make this about us versus them, that doesn't help and just alieninates everyone.

15 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Are landlords required to fix cracked windows?

One of my inside storm windows just developd a huge crack in it. Not sure how, maybe the cold? I'm in an owner occupied building so RLTO does not apply in the same way. Is the landlord required to fix this?

Jan 02

Updated 6 hours ago

"do you speak english?" scam at armitage and calf. BP

awww. i hoped so much that it wasn't a scam, but it was. two days before xmas, frantic woman in a van, waves me over (i am gassing up at opposite pump) 'do you speak english?" yes. "thank god." story about dying dad in hospital, tank on e, needs gas, let me take your number and i'll pay you back. blah blah blah. i swiped my card for her on the pump and left. i knew it was probably a...

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awww. i hoped so much that it wasn't a scam, but it was. two days before xmas, frantic woman in a van, waves me over (i am gassing up at opposite pump) 'do you speak english?" yes. "thank god." story about dying dad in hospital, tank on e, needs gas, let me take your number and i'll pay you back. blah blah blah. i swiped my card for her on the pump and left. i knew it was probably a scam. thought, if she just charges the 30 bucks she really needs to get somewhere, it's legit. if she fills it up to 60, it's a scam. well, charge card showed 59 bucks. tonight, day after new years day, another woman (different, yet could have been the first one's mom- both were equally frantic and articulate...i admire their rehearsal skills if nothing else)in a suv waves me over (i'm on foot this time, but same gas station at calf and armitage.) "do you speak english -- thank god." same EXACT script. her mother's in northwestern, card is over-extended, blah blah blah. i guess word got around that it worked, so the scammers are working it. so adjust your need to respond (if any) accordingly. (by the way, i gave the second scammer the loose bills in my purse. it's a REALLY cold day, and she took the time to give me an education. that's always appreciated.)

  • I have a new number that used to belong to a deadbeat, collection agencies and lawyers called a lot when I first got it. I've blocked those numbers, now they only call every few weeks

    I have caller id, if I don't recognize the number, I don't answer.

    Then I...

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    I have a new number that used to belong to a deadbeat, collection agencies and lawyers called a lot when I first got it. I've blocked those numbers, now they only call every few weeks

    I have caller id, if I don't recognize the number, I don't answer.

    Then I web search the number and look for results with scam in the title. If I find several listings, I block the number.

    I used to rely on 800notes.com, but just found out that it is a scam too. The website owner falsely identifies innocent people as scammers, and demands $500+ to have the listing removed.

  • If you were to tell the collection agencies/lawyers that this is your number now & to remove you from their call list that usually works. I had a similar situation with a phone number.

Oct 04

Updated 7 hours ago

When to apply homeowner's exemption?

Does anyone know when you can apply for 2017 homeowners exemption for property taxes?

5 days ago

Updated 7 hours ago

Vacant Land

I would like to touch base with the owner of a vacant piece of land near our home. Google maps gave me the address for this piece of land, and I found a name associated with ownership for that address via a website that is not an official city of Chicago website.

In looking up the address on the city of Chicago website's tax portal, I can't find the owner's mailing address to reach out to him - or even...

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I would like to touch base with the owner of a vacant piece of land near our home. Google maps gave me the address for this piece of land, and I found a name associated with ownership for that address via a website that is not an official city of Chicago website.

In looking up the address on the city of Chicago website's tax portal, I can't find the owner's mailing address to reach out to him - or even a pin number for the address (the message I get is, "No records have been found for this property location. Please try again."). I can't even verify the name I have is the accurate name of the land owner.

Has anyone run into a situation like this? Do you have suggestions for how I might touch base with the land owner? The land is NOT city owned, as verified by the Alderman's office. Thanks in advance for any help.

  • You're welcome Krisi! Good luck.

  • Maplewood John Life-long Chicagoan

    In normal cases, new construction is not permitted on (and parking cars is not permitted on) land under which the subway runs.
    Costly engineering survey/analysis work might be required, before the CTA real estate Department could evaluate/ make a decision on /recommendation on any proposed lease. Good luck.

9 hours ago

Friends of the Logan Square Library needs YOU!

Did you know that there were 96.5 million attendees at public library programs in 2013, more than all Major League Baseball and NBA games combined!?

Dear neighbors,

We know you love Logan Square as much as we do, that's why we're looking for folks to join us in planning community events at the library throughout the year! 

Through programs, fun events and commitment, our Friends group enhances the community’s quality of life and learning through the neighborhood library.

We're looking for...

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Did you know that there were 96.5 million attendees at public library programs in 2013, more than all Major League Baseball and NBA games combined!?

Dear neighbors,

We know you love Logan Square as much as we do, that's why we're looking for folks to join us in planning community events at the library throughout the year! 

Through programs, fun events and commitment, our Friends group enhances the community’s quality of life and learning through the neighborhood library.

We're looking for volunteers to make a commitment to the well-being of their community. Convinced yet? Join us on Thursday, February 1, 6:30pm-8pm at the Logan Square Library; we'll be in the Children's Section.

Can't make the meeting? Consider donating to our GoFundMe account so we can bring you and your community the programming it deserves: https://www.gofundme.com/LibraryFriends

Hope to see you there!

Your Friends of the Logan Square Library

Jan 08

Updated 10 hours ago

    Puerto Rican terrorist tells mainlander Americans to get off the island
    Convicted terrorist Oscar Lopez Rivera is at it again, demanding that mainland Americans helping hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico return home. Lopez Rivera, who just celebrated his 75th birthday, leveled the Yankee-go-home rant Sunday in remarks broadcast on the Spanish-language TV station Telemundo. "They should go. Just go. Just go," he said.
    https://www.yahoo.com
  • Gil Jimenez Private Investigator; IL concealed carry trainer

    prepa is billions in the hole ... but don't be foolish enough to believe its C-Suite officers are living on food stamps and driving 20 year old cars.

    if you don't know how to steal millions when your company is losing billions, then you have no business at the helm.

    what do you think they were hiding all that equipment for - toys for tots?

  • Gil, they need an Inspector General out there that's for sure!!! R U available?!!!!

16 hours ago

    Click here to support Rebuilding our home organized by Gerri Ann Victoria
    Last night on 01/15/18 my family and I were fortunate enough to make it out of our home along with our three dogs. There was a fire which destroyed our home. While we did not have renters insurance we understand that most things can be replaced.
    https://www.gofundme.com

6 days ago

Updated 18 hours ago

New Restaurant + Outdoor Patio for 3000 Fullerton @ Sacramento nw corner

Vacant corner 3000 W Fullerton at Sacramento will have new restaurant with outdoor patio. Lot was former used auto sales and garage. https://chicago.everyblock.com/building-permits/jan09-permit-issued-renovation-alteration-8464246/
Issue date January 9, 2018. Estimated value $340,000
Application number 100731105. Work type Renovation / alteration
Reconfiguration of a building's interior or exterior. Description C2-2 CONSTRUCT A ONE STORY RESTAURANT PER PLANS. WITH OUTDOOR PATIO (AT GRADE)

Aug 12 2014

Updated 18 hours ago

Upgrade water service on rehab

Has anybody been told they need to replace the water pipe from their home to the city service. I was just informed of this requirement and nobody can point me to the actual code reference. Also, drainlayer/contractor pricing is very hard to find. Any help/advice would be appreciated.

  • I too am looking to get a water main line installed at 1.5" in my 3 flat. I need the line from the main to the B-box and the line from the b-box to the house. Water main is on my side of the street thank god. I just called Terry for a Quote and will fill everyone in on his price. I already received a $14k quote from Mario Roque at Escamilla plumbing and a $16,900 quote from Apex Plumbing. Hopefully Terry can come under them all.

  • By the way, in case its hard to follow we are in January of 2018.

20 hours ago

17 Workers Hospitalized After Carbon Dioxide Issue At Chicago Meat Authority

Firefighters responded to Lowell Elementary School, 3320 W. Hirsch St., around 8:30 a.m. for reports of several sick children.

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Chicago officials responded to the Chicago Meat Authority, 1120 W 47th Pl., to a call for employees complaining of feeling dizzy, with some experiencing chest pain. Upon...

    17 Workers Hospitalized After Carbon Dioxide Issue At Chicago Meat Authority
    CHICAGO (CBS) - Seventeen workers were transported Wednesday to area hospitals, after falling ill at a meat packing plant in the Back of the Yards neighborhood. Chicago officials responded to the Chicago Meat Authority, 1120 W 47th Pl., to a call for employees complaining of feeling dizzy, with some experiencing chest pain.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

20 hours ago

Rejuvenated Kris Bryant Striving For More Improvement In 2018

Firefighters responded to Lowell Elementary School, 3320 W. Hirsch St., around 8:30 a.m. for reports of several sick children.

    Rejuvenated Kris Bryant Striving For More Improvement In 2018
    (670 The Score) Before an offseason of work, golf and game nights with the Harpers could begin, Cubs star Kris Bryant was stuck watching the thrilling seven-game World Series like the rest of America.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

20 hours ago

Take A Trip Back In Time To See The Beatles

Firefighters responded to Lowell Elementary School, 3320 W. Hirsch St., around 8:30 a.m. for reports of several sick children.

    Take A Trip Back In Time To See The Beatles
    LIVERPOOL, England. (CBS) - In the English city where they were born and rose to fame, tourists can take a trip back in time to meet "The Beatles." Day 1 For those who have lived their lives to a soundtrack of The Beatles, a trip to Liverpool is like making a pilgrimage.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

3 days ago

Updated 20 hours ago

    New aerial surveillance gives police an eye in the sky
    There are already surveillance cameras outside homes, businesses and along streets, but a new type of aerial surveillance that's already being used in some U.S. cities could one day be looking at you. The technology comes from cameras mounted on an airplane that flies around cities and records hundreds of hours of video to better fight crime.
    http://www.khou.com
  • George F in Ravenswood displaced New Yorker

    Great idea.I believe they do this in London, England with great results. It doesn't necessarily prevent crime, but it's a big help in solving cases.

  • RAKARWOWSKI RETIRED CITY WORKER, CLEANING UP HUMBOLDT PARK

    The helicopter does not do this. A plane circles a 23 mile radius with many HD cameras for hours. After a crime has been committed in the open, the crime can be viewed and hopefully help arrest the offenders.

4 days ago

Updated 20 hours ago

Recent string of shootings 1900 Block Sawyer Ave.

Our block had two drive by shootings (thank goodness no one died) within 7 days of one another that the Alderman reported as gang related. No problems on the block that I'm aware in the previous 2 years we lived here. Anyone know what's changed lately in the area where we'd see this sudden increase in drive by shootings?

3 days ago

Updated 21 hours ago

Bucktown - Church bells ringing all night long

Hi All - Does anyone have any insight into the church bells going off every hour the past few nights?

21 hours ago

14 students taken to hospitals after getting sick from 'laced' candy at West Side school

...one was called around 9 a.m. for the James Russell Lowell Elementary School at 3320 W. Hirsch Street, sending at least six ambulances to the scene, officials said. Children were taken to “hospitals...

    14 students taken to hospitals after getting sick from 'laced' candy at West Side school
    Fourteen people were taken to area hospitals Wednesday morning after Chicago Fire Department paramedics were sent to an elementary school when children ate what police said might have been " candy laced with an unknown substance."
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

21 hours ago

14 students transported to hospitals after falling ill at Chicago elementary school

The school is located in the 3300 block of West Hirsch Street in the city’s Humbolt Park neighborhood.

Level 1 Hazmat at 3320 W. Hirsch has been secured. 14 patients total transported to area hospitals. 4 to Stroger; 4 to Norwegian; 4 to St. Mary; 2 to West Sub. – all Green

    14 students transported to hospitals after falling ill at Chicago elementary school
    CHICAGO -- Several students have fell ill at James Russell Lowell Elementary School in Chicago. The school is located in the 3300 block of West Hirsch Street in the city's Humbolt Park neighborhood. Fourteen patients have been transported to area hospitals. This is a developing story. Check back for details.
    http://wgntv.com

21 hours ago

Best Tropical Destinations For Travelers On A Budget

14 Students Hospitalized After Falling Sick, Possibly From Eating Laced CandyFirefighters responded to Lowell Elementary School, 3320 W. Hirsch St., around 9 a.m. for reports of several sick children.

    Best Tropical Destinations For Travelers On A Budget
    By Randy Yagi With the prospects of pleasant weather practically year round despite the notion of sweat inducing humidity, tropical destinations are often the top choice for backpackers and other budget minded travelers.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

21 hours ago

Baffoe: Bulls’ Niko Mirotic Wants, Earns A Trade

14 Students Hospitalized After Falling Sick, Possibly From Eating Laced CandyFirefighters responded to Lowell Elementary School, 3320 W. Hirsch St., around 9 a.m. for reports of several sick children.

    Baffoe: Bulls' Niko Mirotic Wants, Earns A Trade
    (670 The Score) I'm fairly certain of two things when it comes to Chicago Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic. One is that he's a fan of my writing. "Sometimes I don't read too much that you guys write," he said over the weekend of we filthy scribes.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

21 hours ago

14 Students Hospitalized After Falling Sick, Possibly From Eating Laced Candy

14 Students Hospitalized After Falling Sick, Possibly From Eating Laced CandyFirefighters responded to Lowell Elementary School, 3320 W. Hirsch St., around 9 a.m. for reports of several sick children.

    14 Students Hospitalized After Falling Sick, Possibly From Eating Laced Candy
    CHICAGO (CBS) - Fourteen children were taken to hospitals Wednesday morning, after they fell ill at an elementary school in the Humboldt Park neighborhood, possibly after eating candy laced with an unknown substance. Firefighters responded to Lowell Elementary School, 3320 W. Hirsch St., around 9 a.m. for reports of several sick children.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

21 hours ago

Eagles Opponent Profile: Vikings Bring Defensive Power To NFC Championship Game

14 Students Hospitalized After Falling Sick, Possibly From Eating Laced CandyFirefighters responded to Lowell Elementary School, 3320 W. Hirsch St., around 9 a.m. for reports of several sick children.

    Eagles Opponent Profile: Vikings Bring Defensive Power To NFC Championship Game
    Like the Eagles, the Minnesota Vikings are riding a backup quarterback for better or worse into the NFC Championship Game. Fortunately for the Vikings, they also have one of the best defenses in the NFL to rely on as well.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

21 hours ago

Reports: Blackhawks Fear Corey Crawford May Miss Remainder Of Season

14 Students Hospitalized After Falling Sick, Possibly From Eating Laced CandyFirefighters responded to Lowell Elementary School, 3320 W. Hirsch St., around 9 a.m. for reports of several sick children.

    Reports: Blackhawks Fear Corey Crawford May Miss Remainder Of Season
    (670 The Score) The Blackhawks fear that goalie Corey Crawford may miss the rest of the season with vertigo-like symptoms, Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman and the Sun-Times' Mark Lazerus reported. Crawford, 33, has been sidelined since leaving mid-game in a loss on Dec. 23.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

21 hours ago

Phil Keoghan Talks 30th Season Of The Amazing Race

14 Students Hospitalized After Falling Sick, Possibly From Eating Laced CandyFirefighters responded to Lowell Elementary School, 3320 W. Hirsch St., around 9 a.m. for reports of several sick children.

    Phil Keoghan Talks 30th Season Of The Amazing Race
    Phil Keoghan took his first trip when he was three years old. He traveled from New Zealand to Canada with his parents and still has a picture of his first airplane ride. The host of "The Amazing Race" has gone on to travel to over 100 countries and it's no wonder why he feels the need to be on a plane every time he sees one.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

21 hours ago

14 Humboldt Park elementary students hospitalized after possibly eating laced candy

...Several ambulances responded around 8:35 a.m. to a Level 1 hazmat situation at 3320 West Hirsch Street in the city's Humboldt Park neighborhood. James Russell Lowell Elementary School is located at...

    14 students hospitalized after possibly eating laced candy
    Today's Top Stories WATCH NOW TOP VIDEOS Fourteen students were taken to the hospital Wednesday morning after a hazardous materials situation on Chicago's Northwest Side, the Chicago Fire Department said. Several ambulances responded around 8:35 a.m. to a Level 1 hazmat situation at 3320 West Hirsch Street in the city's Humboldt Park neighborhood.
    http://abc7chicago.com

5 days ago

Updated 23 hours ago

Missing cat - dark grey, adult

We had movers come today and one of our two cats got out. Fixed male, about 3 years old, dark grey, name is Aldo. 1700 block of Monticello. He’s not used to being outside. Please contact if you see or have him!

30 hours ago

5 days ago

Updated 34 hours ago

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-ride-share-driver-stabbed-20180112-stor

Police: Ride-share driver stabbed in Logan Square - 2700 Block of N. Sacramento

  • Gil Jimenez Private Investigator; IL concealed carry trainer

    part 1 of 2

    well, big, i have lived here, in the same location, for 40+ years.

    when i came here logan blvd itself was peaceful (tho Kedzie blvd and Wrihgtwood w of the square were the badlands) - but people who walked even 1 block n or s of...

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    part 1 of 2

    well, big, i have lived here, in the same location, for 40+ years.

    when i came here logan blvd itself was peaceful (tho Kedzie blvd and Wrihgtwood w of the square were the badlands) - but people who walked even 1 block n or s of logan put their lives on the line because it was a shooting gallery with scumbanger corner boys peddling their poison on street corners and gang signs tagged on the fronts of buildings, and of course up and down the alleys.

    with investment, the scum were driven further away (score one for gentrification!) ... but never out. they were always there. they are always there.

    so sure, if there's no gunfire outside your front door don't worry about it, big. if armed robberies and armed assaults are not occurring on or around your block then h3ll - don't give it a second thought. and even if they are, big, you are free to ignore them, secure in the solitude of your own home.

    the people who post here (and who should also be dialling 911) do not do so to boast. what an insult to them to suggest that is their motivation.

    they post here and elsewhere as a Neighborhood Alert to let others know what is happening, where, when, and how often.

    my point is that social media postings are not enough. this increasing level of gun violence on OUR streets requires us to take an activist approach to the problem. march. protest. make our voices heard. city hall and CPD HQ respond to that when it's on the 10 o'clock news.

    and yes, it is increasing and it is spreading to parts of the community that have been peaceful for 30 years.

    (con't.)

  • Gil Jimenez Private Investigator; IL concealed carry trainer

    part 2 of 2

    there are 2 ways to boil a lobster:

    1) drop a live one into a pot of boiling water. it will thrash around and make a fuss because it knows it is in jeopardy. this is the equivalent of moving to the area around 69th and...

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    part 2 of 2

    there are 2 ways to boil a lobster:

    1) drop a live one into a pot of boiling water. it will thrash around and make a fuss because it knows it is in jeopardy. this is the equivalent of moving to the area around 69th and Paxton or Roosevelt and Sacramento - two particularly lethal locations. from the moment you park there, you know you are in the wrong place if safety is of concern to you. i know this because i have worked those areas - in the middle of the night.

    2) but drop the lobster into a pot of cold water and turn up the heat - it gets cooked without ever knowing what happened. this is the equivalent of living in LS. this is the equivalent of thinking the situation isn't an imminent danger, whatever is going on will go away, and it's not on your doorstep so why should i worry.
    so, big, if you want to stick your head in the sand, that's your choice to make.

    but i love LS. i care dearly about my neighbors. i know, understand, and have studied crime patterns city-wide for decades. the street shootings in LS have increased over the past 12-18 months. moreso over the past 8 months - just as they have become more brazen. the most recent ones have nothing to do with us - they are warring scumbanger factions and we are just caught in the middle.

    it is a trend.

    and since even a handgun bullet can travel through open space for up to a mile - perhaps 1/4 mile in a dense city environment - no one who ever HEARS gunfire should EVER feel safe. if you can HEAR a shot then it CAN reach you.

    i want my neighbors to realize that and to start raising holy h3ll NOW before the water in this pot gets any warmer.

    and if you don't like what i have to say, just mute me, because i will not stop saying it until people wake up.

Jan 09

Updated 38 hours ago

Gunshot at Cortland and Armitage

Does anyone have any info on this? I thought I heard a single gunshot around 5:30pm on 1/9 but second guessed myself and didn’t call the police and now the police have the street cordoned off at Cortland and Albany with detectives looking around. Quite a bit of police activity.

  • LarryB Dog owner / wine sipper

    There was a family store at the SW corner Dickens and Albany run by the Pold family. The group I ran with hung out there and Palmer Park in the 1960's. Pretty quiet back then. Haven;t been there in a long time. I wonder if it is still a store front.

  • LarryB, looks like it's now just apartments. If you google 2058 N Albany, it shows a current picture of the place.

5 days ago

Updated 39 hours ago

    Candidate for Illinois attorney general robbed at gunpoint
    A candidate running for Illinois Attorney General was robbed at gunpoint while he was taking promotional photos for his campaign Thursday afternoon in the Northwest Side ward where he's also the Democratic committeeman, according to his campaign manager and authorities.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

2 days ago

Updated 39 hours ago

1900 blk Mozart

9:30 pm, about 5-6 shots fired, then police activity. Anyone know what’s up?

  • I live on Mozart and heard a woman at the end of the block speaking with the cops. She said they looked outside after hearing the shots and saw 4 people running down Mozart towards Armitage. I think she was also describing a dark sedan driving by but didn't say it was speeding away or anything. Best bet, at this point, seems to be a gang-related shooting.

  • Rwm

    gang bangin' when it's 15 deg out... the lunacy knows no bounds!

2 days ago

Updated 42 hours ago

Free Record Album storage sleeves, inserts, cardboard sleeves

Hey,

Found a stack of nice inner and outer sleeves for records as well as some cardboard sleeves too. Don’t need them and would like to give to someone with a record collection that could use them.

Text me (best) or call (second choice) at 312.493.1333 if you are interested in picking them up. Don’t wait! Text is fine 24/7; call between noon and midnight.

I am just off the corner of North Ave and Kimball Ave in the 1700 block of N Kimball.

Thanks!

  • Bucket of Blood at Elston and Belmont is a very nice husband and wife store that I drop off all my books to and they recycle for me. They also sell records.
    They are a small business and very appreciative people...do you want me to e-mail them for you?

  • Thanks Kittyhop! I ended up with a ton of responses, so I’m going in order down the list and am pretty sure they will find a new home.

    But I appreciate your advice! I will definitely keep it in mind!

    Matthew

Jan 03

Updated 2 days ago

Sell by owner

Has anyone ever sold their Chicago home without a realtor? If you have and are willing to shoot me a message to answer some questions, I would really appreciate it.

Thanks!

  • Hi Phillip - I appreciate your comments on this thread. Your email settings seem to be disabled, but I’d love to talk to you more. I believe mine are enabled, would you please send me a message so we can talk more? Thank you!

  • Hi Krisi, call me . 773-590-6272
    I mentioned my commission would be much less .
    Thanks

5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Peoples Gas Pricing | Survey

Hey Loganites-

I get a monthly email comparing my gas usage with similar homes to ours. Apparently, we are super inefficient compared to homes of similar size. We live in a north facing, late 19th-century brick cottage home with radiate heat. Most of the home is original, as there is no real insulation between the brick and the original plaster. Windows are fairly new and our house is around 1900 square feet. Our December bill came in around $270.

What are you gas bills? Thanks!

  • nearthehighway Logan Square resident since 2002

    you can rent a infrared thermometer with a screen that will show you all the 'cold spots' in your house. Its pretty cool! It becomes very clear where your problems are.

  • I pay to heat 3 residential units (don't ask why) and I am always surprised when I get those usage letters telling me how well (or not) I am doing compared to my neighbors. According to those, I must leave the front door open on one unit and hardly heat the others!!! Neither of which is true so I am also curious as to how they make their comparisons...by the way, I keep my house at 68 in the day and 60 at night.

3 days ago

3 days ago

Lost Keys & bike key on brass double key chain one BLUE key

I lost some keys while riding my bike, Sunday 1/14 between 5 & 6 PM. about 8 keys, including Kryptonite bike key, Area of Division & Chicago Ave and Paulina & Wolcott.

Jan 10

Updated 3 days ago

    Predicting crime in Chicago
    What if a murder could be predicted? What if police could intervene with the future victim or future killer? In Chicago, an experimental computer program is trying to do just that. It's called predictive policing and the city is counting on it to ease some of the worst gun violence there since the 1990's.
    https://www.cbsnews.com
  • RAKARWOWSKI RETIRED CITY WORKER, CLEANING UP HUMBOLDT PARK

    I hope this works. With all the shootings in Humboldt Park lately, we sure do need to try everything to stop them.

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Man shot in Humboldt Park neighborhood

The man was in the 3200 block of West Evergreen Avenue about 12:25 p.m. when he was shot in the chest and right side, according to a police media notification.

    Man shot in Humboldt Park neighborhood
    A 21-year-old man was shot in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side early Friday afternoon, police said. The man was in the 3200 block of West Evergreen Avenue about 12:25 p.m. when he was shot in the chest and right side, according to a police media notification.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

  • RAKARWOWSKI RETIRED CITY WORKER, CLEANING UP HUMBOLDT PARK

    Very sad what is happening in Humboldt Park again.

4 days ago

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Logan Square forgotten waterfall: Olson Rug Company Park (Diversey @ Pulaski)

4000 W Diversey at Crawford Road (Pulaski). A Logan Square resident saved iron bridge at top of Olson Falls from scrap yard when the park was torn down in late 1970s.
http://forgottenchicago.com/columns/northwest/olson-waterfall/

    Olson Waterfall | Forgotten Chicago | History, Architecture, and Infrastructure
    by Daniel Pogorzelski Those growing up in the Jefferson Park area, like so many Chicagoans who grew up on the Northwest Side, have fond memories of the Olson Rug Park and Waterfall. Just a stone's throw from Kosciuszko Park and St.Hyacinth Basilica in Avondale, Mr. Walter E.
    http://forgottenchicago.com
  • Could there be a more appropo sentiment:

    from Joni Mitchell's Big Yellow Taxi:

    Don't it always seem to go
    That you don't know what you've got til its gone
    They paved paradise
    And put up a parking lot…

    My business was a 20 year tenant in the building immediately north...

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    Could there be a more appropo sentiment:

    from Joni Mitchell's Big Yellow Taxi:

    Don't it always seem to go
    That you don't know what you've got til its gone
    They paved paradise
    And put up a parking lot…

    My business was a 20 year tenant in the building immediately north of the parking lot that was once the Olson Park and Waterfall. At the time of the waterfall that building (2850 N Pulaski designed by Alfred S. Alschuler) was the ILG Electric Ventilating Company of Chicago. It closed in 1990 or 1992. At the same time as the construction of the waterfall and park Mr ILG bought land in NIles in 1934 to create a park for his employees and built the Leaning Tower at 6300 W. Touhy. The family later donated some of the land and the tower to the YMCA. The Y deeded it to the Village of Niles and the Village recently refurbished it. It would be interesting to know if there is any records of interviews with Mr. Olsen and Mr. ILG discussing their two highly unusual public spaces.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leaning_Tower_of_Niles

  • Michael McDonough Resident of BelCragin

    I too remember the Olson Rug waterfall.When Marshall Fields took the building over ,they removed it to make a parking lot.

4 days ago

13 wounded in city shootings, including three in West Side attack

...Around 12:25 p.m., a 21-year-old man was shot in the 3200 block of West Evergreen Avenue in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side, police said. He was shot in...

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The three were shot around 4 a.m. Saturday while at a gathering in the 3900 block of West Arthington Street in the Lawndale neighborhood, police said.

He heard shots and felt pain around 4:40 a.m. while at the restaurant in the 1400 block of West 47th Street in the Back of the Yards neighborhood. The man was taken to Stroger Hospital where his condition was stabilized.

The teens, a 17-year-old boy and an 18-year-old man, were walking on the sidewalk in the 7500 block of South Stony Island Avenue when someone in a dark-colored sedan fired shots at them, police said.

• A 19-year-old man was shot in the arm around 1:30 a.m. Saturday while attending a party in the 900 block of West 114th Street in the Far South Side’s Morgan Park neighborhood, police said. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn where his condition was stabilized.

...the Logan Square neighborhood on the Northwest Side. He was parking his car in the 2300 block of North Lawndale Avenue when someone fired at him from a vehicle, police said. The man was taken to...

• A 38-year-old man was seriously injured in a shooting in the 4700 block of West Huron Street in the West Side’s West Garfield Park neighborhood around 9 p.m. The man was shot in the lower back and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious condition.

...not available, suffered a gunshot wound to the hand around 3 p.m. in the 6600 block of South Claremont Avenue in the West Englewood neighborhood on the South Side. She was taken to an area...

    Man shot in Humboldt Park neighborhood
    A 21-year-old man was shot in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side early Friday afternoon, police said. The man was in the 3200 block of West Evergreen Avenue about 12:25 p.m. when he was shot in the chest and right side, according to a police media notification.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Garbage and Recycling Bins Repeatedly Stolen

Hi neighbors! This is driving me crazy. I live in a building with 3 units and once upon a time we had 3 green garbage bins for our building in the alley. Soon two had disappeared and we only had one bin for our whole building which obviously filled up quickly. I ordered new ones through the city's website. Right after getting these beautiful, shiny, new bins, one was stolen and another was replaced with a different older bin (our...

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Hi neighbors! This is driving me crazy. I live in a building with 3 units and once upon a time we had 3 green garbage bins for our building in the alley. Soon two had disappeared and we only had one bin for our whole building which obviously filled up quickly. I ordered new ones through the city's website. Right after getting these beautiful, shiny, new bins, one was stolen and another was replaced with a different older bin (our address was clearly marked). Now I have noticed that recycling bins are starting to be stolen throughout our alley -- there's seriously only 2 recycling bins on our whole block now. One day while taking out the trash I witnessed a man on a bicycle stealing a recycle bin and riding off, wheeling it with his bike. He was using it to fill with things from the donation bin in a nearby parking lot...I could see all of this happening. I didn't do anything, but perhaps I should have reported this? I was in a hurry and didn't want to stare at this guy because he didn't look very friendly.

Does the city charge for replacing trash/recycling bins? Should I be ordering new bins or should I report to the landlord? Is this a common problem?! I never had this issue in previous buildings after living in the Logan/Humboldt area for 14 years and am quite steamed!

  • This has happen in my neighborhood Chicago and Ashland. It was so bad people were throwing their garbage in the alley and all the rats came. I saw one on my porch and was trying to eat through my screen. We have called for replacements and they were delivered but they have gone missing again. Our address is on the front.

  • I have heard that thieves use recycling bins to haul their loot. Don't know if that's true in this case.

    Maybe the city should install GPS trackers to find out where they're going.

5 days ago

8 wounded in city shootings

The man was in the 3200 block of West Evergreen Avenue about 12:25 p.m. when he was shot in the chest and right side, according to a police media notification.

This article has 3 other Chicago locations (Show)

He was parking his car in the 2300 block of North Lawndale Avenue when someone fired at him from a vehicle, police said.

The teens, a 17-year-old boy and an 18-year-old man, were walking on the sidewalk in the 7500 block of South Stony Island Avenue when someone in a dark-colored sedan fired shots at them, police said.

Another person was shot shortly before 3 p.m. in the 6600 block of South Claremont Avenue in the West Englewood neighborhood on the South Side.

    Man shot in Humboldt Park neighborhood
    A 21-year-old man was shot in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side early Friday afternoon, police said. The man was in the 3200 block of West Evergreen Avenue about 12:25 p.m. when he was shot in the chest and right side, according to a police media notification.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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