5 days ago

Updated 4 min 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....)

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

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

  • No..and no one drives thru the alley unless they have to do so...only one way in and out.....and they left my next door neighbors garage door the same (and that was might dismal as well...)

18 hours ago

Updated 7 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

22 hours ago

Updated 43 min ago

    Man shot in his nose near Humboldt Park
    A man was shot in his nose Friday night in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side. The 18-year-old was outside about 10 p.m. when someone shot him from a passing vehicle in the 1700 block of North Fairfield Avenue, Chicago Police said. He was struck in his nose.
    https://chicago.suntimes.com

6 hours ago

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!

22 hours ago

Updated 19 hours ago

    Puerto Rican pride on display at 40th annual parade
    The city lit up with Puerto Rican pride with parades and cultural celebration in two parts of town Saturday. Division Street in Humboldt Park was lined with Puerto Rican flags and alive with music during the 40th annual Puerto Rican People's Parade.
    http://abc7chicago.com
  • We had two shootings near our property at Maplewood and Division. Put your guns away, people! This is supposed to be a celebration, not a call to rival gangs to mix it up!

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.....

23 hours ago

    Puerto Rican Day pride on display at 2 Chicago parades
    CHICAGO - Saturday's hot weather couldn't temper Puerto Rican Day pride as two parades snaked through city streets - one Downtown and a second in Humboldt Park. For many, this year's parade was more than just a celebration. It was a chance to reflect on everything Puerto Rico has overcome since Hurricane Maria devastated the island in September.
    http://wgntv.com

30 hours ago

33 hours ago

Lost vehicle key

Looking for a vehicle key attached to a keychain displaying Lexus. Could have been lost in Logan Square or Humboldt Park area.

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.

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!

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

45 hours ago

Gunshots in Humboldt Park

Last night was startled awake by a gunshot near the corner of Wabansia and Kimball. Then heard a fight outside. Not sure if they were related. Stay safe out there friends!

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.

2 days ago

Visit the Puerto Rican parade and festivities the rest of this week and weekend.

Puerto Rican parade and festivities are interesting events with plenty of activities for everyone living in Chicago. The parade usually feature colorful floats, with dancers dressed in costumes made from the Puerto Rican flag, antique American cars, motorcycles and other see-worthy attractions.

In the south east corner of Humboldt Park there are rides set up kids and there are street food of various origin. The parade and the festivities are worth visiting for everyone interested in Humboldt Park's multi-cultural community....

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Puerto Rican parade and festivities are interesting events with plenty of activities for everyone living in Chicago. The parade usually feature colorful floats, with dancers dressed in costumes made from the Puerto Rican flag, antique American cars, motorcycles and other see-worthy attractions.

In the south east corner of Humboldt Park there are rides set up kids and there are street food of various origin. The parade and the festivities are worth visiting for everyone interested in Humboldt Park's multi-cultural community. Keep your camera ready for beautiful photographs and unique videos.

Previous years the organizers of the Puerto Rican festivities have had some problems with some of the visitors and crimes has been committed. You can efficiently help the organizers keep the visitors safe by recording illegal and disruptive activities and instantly send videos and photographs to the police.

Add the Police crime fight text # 274637 to your telephone's contact list for quick responses. If everyone who visit the Puerto Rican parade and festivities provide the Police with videos, photographs and detailed reports the Police will be able to work more efficiently with the organizers and the event will be more safe and pleasant for all.

To learn more about Chicago Police crime fight number follow this link:

https://home.chicagopolice.org/community/crime-prevention/txt2tip/

Also keep your phone ready for 911 calls.

    Chicago Police Department
    You can submit tips by text message as described below or... CASH REWARDS UP TO $1,000* The Chicago Police Department created the TXT2TIP program so that YOU can anonymously and SAFELY help rid your community of crime by sending information to the Chicago Police Department via a text message from your cellular phone.
    https://home.chicagopolice.org

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?

3 days ago

  • On the Brink of Running out of Ink

    Ms. Reardon is asking for $309.92:
    My students need printer ink to print the materials that we use in our classroom. Our school uses modules of study rather than workbooks so that the content came come alive!
    Pablo Casals Elementary School Comment

Mar 21 2017

Updated 3 days ago

Dog Friendly Area in Humboldt Park - Application Status

Hi Neighbors,

This post is to notify you all that a steering committee have assembled and filed an application for a Dog Friendly Area (DFA) in Humboldt Park! We have the support of the park manager and the alderman, and there generally seems to be much support from neighbors, but to pull it off we'll need to show a lot of support from dog owners and non-dog owners in the neighborhood.

As some of you may know, we submitted an...

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Hi Neighbors,

This post is to notify you all that a steering committee have assembled and filed an application for a Dog Friendly Area (DFA) in Humboldt Park! We have the support of the park manager and the alderman, and there generally seems to be much support from neighbors, but to pull it off we'll need to show a lot of support from dog owners and non-dog owners in the neighborhood.

As some of you may know, we submitted an application at the end of last year, and it came back a few months later, denied not for lack of support or need, but because we simply asked for more land than the parks department maximum allowed for Dog Friendly Areas. With the huge area available in HP we thought it worth trying to break the rule on the premise that it could result in a vaster play area for dogs, and perhaps serve to attract more people to the park from other neighborhoods. We have resubmitted with a smaller designated area (15000 sq. ft.), and are hopeful.

Thanks to the community-minded trailblazers in other neighborhoods, the Parks Department has a fairly comprehensive website on Dog Friendly Areas. See this link:
http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/facilities/dog-friendly-areas/

If you scroll down there is another link after a few paragraphs, to procedures for establishing a Dog Friendly Area. Anyone interested should familiarize themselves with the process but in summary:

STEP 1. Assemble a steering committee
STEP 2. Communicate with appropriate authorities and establish a suitable location
STEP 3. File an application
STEP 4. If approved, petition neighbors for signatures (100 needed from both dog-owners and non-dog owners)
STEP 5. Conduct surveys of proposed area to determine potential impact, 4x over 1 year.
STEP 6. Raise $ and commit to at least 3 years of ongoing management.

We're in step 3 now, and looking for your support! Please reply below if you support having a Dog Friendly Area in Humboldt Park!

    Dog Friendly Areas - Facilities | Chicago Park District
    http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com
  • We are there now! Places that have petitions available to sign are Archie’s Iowa Tavern, First Ascent, North Clybourn Group, and Boulevard Sports Lounge.

  • I support a dog park!! And I'm not a dog owner!

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....

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Shots fired at Grand and Richmond on 6/3 classified as Vandalism: Criminal Damage to Vehicle.

The police had Richmond blocked at Grand and were searching for shells with flashlights. I didn't see anything and then see this listed as vehicle damage. MAYBE a car was shot, but no mention of multiple shots fired? It occurred on the parade weekend, so we initially thought the shots were fireworks.

https://chicago.everyblock.com/crime/jun03-vandalism-criminal-damage-vehicle-8718889/?utm_campaign=digest&utm_medium=email&utm_source=digest

    Vandalism: Criminal damage to vehicle (crime report)
    EveryBlock is the leading Web site for neighborhood discussions and block-level news, including the latest news stories, crime reports, real estate listings and business reviews.
    https://chicago.everyblock.com
  • In this incident, a criminal idiot shot-up his girlfriends car. She reported a bad argument with him and witnesses describe a man that resembled him. The car was parked for the night near her home. Noone was in the car and multiple shots were fired directly into her door. This was not random.

  • RAKARWOWSKI RETIRED CITY WORKER, CLEANING UP HUMBOLDT PARK

    Then the report was correct. Seeing that the offender was NOT identified, good luck with an arrest. If the boyfriend was identified, he would be charged under domestic violence laws that carry more weight than just criminal damage. Any gun crimes would probably never be made against the offender. Again,...

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    Then the report was correct. Seeing that the offender was NOT identified, good luck with an arrest. If the boyfriend was identified, he would be charged under domestic violence laws that carry more weight than just criminal damage. Any gun crimes would probably never be made against the offender. Again, that is how Chicago kills gun crimes. When you hear the Mayor say gun crimes are down, it is more likely, reporting them is what is down while they are getting higher every day. I have seen videos of MANY shootings lately and police who answered the call did not make a report. In one case in front of my home, a witness who had dash cam video of an entire shooting with vehicle plates was told to go to the station where he lived with a copy! I say, thank the ACLU for that one. A lot of people on EB defend criminals and their criminal activities, very few support the police that place their lives on the line to protect us. We are on our own and WE are to blame for it. Watch out everyone and be safe.

3 days ago

Volunteers needed for Bloomingdale Trail Run, morning of 6/23

Greetings neighbors and friends of The Bloomindale Trail, the Heart of The 606,

If you haven't heard already, on Saturday, June 23rd at 9:00 am, the Trust for Public Land and the Friends of the Bloomingdale Trail will kick off the Bloomingdale Trail Run from the east to west end of the trail, followed by a pancake breakfast at The 606 Block Party.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
We are in need of your your help to make the day run smoothly and...

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Greetings neighbors and friends of The Bloomindale Trail, the Heart of The 606,

If you haven't heard already, on Saturday, June 23rd at 9:00 am, the Trust for Public Land and the Friends of the Bloomingdale Trail will kick off the Bloomingdale Trail Run from the east to west end of the trail, followed by a pancake breakfast at The 606 Block Party.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
We are in need of your your help to make the day run smoothly and are calling for volunteers to help race day and a few pre-race activities. These volunteer opportunities range from 3-4 hours and are dispersed throughout the trail. Please help us make the day successful by signing up here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeVhhWL2FgI3dSnlYp-pRA4w9hx5p-fZtYLeRrulgjdYWOjpg/viewform

Thanks for helping out!

Emily
Treasurer, Friends of the Bloomingdale Trail
Look up! It's the Bloomingdale Trail
http://www.bloomingdaletrail.org/

    Bloomingdale Trail Run Volunteer Sign Up
    http://docs.google.com

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

4 days ago

BOOKKEEPER needed

Hi neighbors-
I am looking for a bookkeeper and a background in real estate would be a bonus. This individual needs to be able to enter receipts/invoices into an exisiting spreadsheet and help organize things between a few properties. This data entry would happen inside my Logan Square home and not an office. I estimate it would take 1-2 weeks initially to catch up and 1-2 days monthly to maintain.

Thanks in advance.

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

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?

  • bump

  • 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.

Jun 04

Updated Jun 10

ISO one time deep-cleaning of very old, small 2 bdrm apt in east logan.

Hello friends! I have been renting this little old 2 bdrm apt at fullerton/rockwell alone for over 6 years and the upkeep has just plain gotten past me. Im simply too busy to deal with the bathroom tiles, baseboards, wall dust, nooks and crannies, etc. No clutter/garbage, just build-up in an old 2nd floor apt building. Looking for recommendations on a one time, affordable, thorough scrubbing during the day- preferably on a weekday afternoon. Note: it will likely take a couple of hours and I will not provide cleaning supplies- this person should bring the industrial stuff, i want the real deal!!! Thanks! :)

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 08

Updated Jun 10

Add the Police crime fight text number 274637 to your telephone's contact list for quick responses.

Type in the police text number 274637 into your contact list on your telephone so that you can send videos and photographs of criminal activities in Humboldt Park quickly. You can stop crimes and you can save lives.

Also, in addition to provide the Police with important video and photograph evidence call the Police, 911, to report the crime. No crime is too small. Help keep Humboldt Park save and pleasant to visit for everyone.

If everyone who use Humboldt Park provide the Police with videos, photographs and detailed reports the Police will be able to work more efficiently with us.

To learn more about Chicago Police crime fight number follow this link:

https://home.chicagopolice.org/community/crime-prevention/txt2tip/

    Chicago Police Department
    You can submit tips by text message as described below or... CASH REWARDS UP TO $1,000* The Chicago Police Department created the TXT2TIP program so that YOU can anonymously and SAFELY help rid your community of crime by sending information to the Chicago Police Department via a text message from your cellular phone.
    https://home.chicagopolice.org
  • RAKARWOWSKI RETIRED CITY WORKER, CLEANING UP HUMBOLDT PARK

    Outstanding Logan D. Keep up the good work but please get all groups. Don't forget smoking drugs and driving and parking on sidewalks and lawns, damaging park grounds is also illegal and please describe them with a the same vigor you did with these law breakers. You have done a...

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    Outstanding Logan D. Keep up the good work but please get all groups. Don't forget smoking drugs and driving and parking on sidewalks and lawns, damaging park grounds is also illegal and please describe them with a the same vigor you did with these law breakers. You have done a great job in showing everyone how easy it is to take pictures of law breakers in the park and have a record of their crimes. I can't wait to see what everyone else will find and how serious the crimes are.

  • Artist girl Artist and Muscian

    Does that text number also apply to Wicker Park residents, or only Humbolt Park?

Jun 10

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