3 days ago

Updated 2 min 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

    actually, big, i don't know what the f you are - other than just another troll who thinks the best argument for their position is name calling.

  • "The driver was treated for a minor cut at Stroger Hospital"
    Pretty sure that although it is unfortunate, this type of thing has been happening to cab drivers from the beginning of time. Hiding in our homes and fearing everyone we meet is the opposite of what will bring about change in our community. Glad he or she of ok; it must have been a very scary experience.

3 days ago

Updated 18 min 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
  • Multiple offenders, yes. A teenage punk on his first offense? No.

    Hard to prosecute dealers in other states who facilitate straw sales. If it happens in Illinois, take away their licenses and destroy their inventory.

  • Gil Jimenez Private Investigator; IL concealed carry trainer

    yes - that's it! you are on the right track! now you are getting the picture.

    we can disagree on how the laws and enforcement should be changed, but we agree that they MUST be hardened and changed.

    keep it up. more ideas are needed. and they need to be voiced in in protest, in public, in spectacle.

    logan square is turning into a shooting gallery. you will join to raise your voices...the only question is how many have to fall before you do.

39 hours ago

Updated 22 min 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?

  • Michael McDonough Resident of BelCragin

    The church bells wouldn't be St Hedwig on Hoyne and Webster by any chance would they?

  • They stopped last night, so it looks like it’s been resolved. I did email the church but did not get a response. Thanks!

23 min ago

Chicago’s top tattoo shop is hosting an animal rescue benefit this weekend!

This Saturday and Sunday is the third INK FUR LIFE animal rescue benefit at Insight Studios (voted “Best Tattoo Shop” by TimeOut Chicago several years running)! All tattoos and piercings done at Insight this weekend will raise desperately needed funds for Friends of Chicago Animal Care and Control. Last November’s IFL was the most successful rescue benefit in Insight’s 13yr history, so come early, come often! Questions? Kaia@FCACC.Org

28 min ago

Chicago’s top tattoo shop hosting animal rescue benefit this weekend!

Friends! Neighbours! Countrymen! This weekend, Insight Studios (voted “Best Tattoo Shop” by TimeOut Chicago several years running) will host the third INK FUR LIFE tattoo/piercing benefit! Last November’s IFL was the most successful rescue fundraiser in its 13yr history so come early, come often! All tattoos and piercings purchased this weekend raise desperately needed funds for Chicago’s neediest animals!

15 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

1900 blk Mozart

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

  • I live very close to there and heard 5 shots myself, but don't know what happened, sorry.

  • i heard it and looked out window, but wasn't sure it was shots. nothing in alley between mozart and calif.

  • Rwm

    i immediately thought gunshots (based on sound and cadence). plus, the cops showing up made me figure someone was shooting. can't say I'm certain, though, so don't want to unnecessarily raise the alarm. my wife called the 14th and they investigated, based on numerous calls reporting the incident, and didn't...

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    i immediately thought gunshots (based on sound and cadence). plus, the cops showing up made me figure someone was shooting. can't say I'm certain, though, so don't want to unnecessarily raise the alarm. my wife called the 14th and they investigated, based on numerous calls reporting the incident, and didn't find anything to warrant further investigation (i.e. a victim). but there were only two cops, and you'd prob have to look pretty hard to find casings in the snow. Either way -- gunshots or fireworks -- weird on snowy, 15 deg night!

3 days ago

Updated 10 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?

  • Neighborhood gang has been shooting at each other. An internal strife. Good thing is they know who each other are, so hopefully they eliminate each other. Bad thing is, bullets have no name and so if their aiming is off, anyone can get hit.

  • Michael McDonough Resident of BelCragin

    Thats just it,they don't aim they just drive by while pulling the trigger. They don't care.

4 days ago

Updated 20 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.

  • Hi all - thanks for your help here (specifically Brad and Maplewood John). Apparently the CTA runs under this land, so it’s “property class 0” (CTA owned, to my understanding). I’ve been in touch with the CTA to try to get a response for my inquiry.

    I’d also like to flag that property ownership is incredibly public! This isn’t a strange concept!

    Thanks again!

  • You're welcome Krisi! Good luck.

Jan 03

Updated 27 hours 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

3 days ago

Updated 29 hours 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.

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37 hours ago

At Least 18 People Wounded in Weekend Shootings

In the 2300 block of North Lawndale at approximately 9:19 p.m., a 24-year-old man was parking his car when an occupant in another vehicle opened fire. The victim was taken to Stroger Hospital in serious condition with a gunshot wound to his back, police said.

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On Friday evening, two teens were shot in the 9300 block of South Colfax just before 9 p.m., police said. The victims were walking down a sidewalk when a dark colored sedan pulled up and one of the occupants opened fire, striking both.

Early Saturday morning, three people were shot at a party in the 3900 block of West Arthington. The shooting occurred just after 4 a.m., and no one is in custody according to authorities.

A 38-year-old man was shot in the back while standing on a sidewalk in the 4700 block of West Huron at approximately 9 p.m. The man was approached by another man, who opened fire. The victim is in serious condition at Mount Sinai Hospital, police said.

At a party in the 900 block of West 114th Place, a 19-year-old man was shot in the right arm at approximately 1:30 a.m. The man was taken to Christ Hospital in stable condition, police said.

A 27-year-old man was sitting in the drive-thru of a restaurant in the 1400 block of West 47th Street at approximately 4:39 a.m. when he was shot in the left armpit. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in stable condition, police said.

A 16-year-old boy suffered gunshot wounds to his body while sitting in a car in the 6700 block of North Hermitage, police said. The boy was shot when an unknown man walked up to the car and opened fire. He was taken to St. Francis Hospital in stable condition, police said.

    At Least 18 People Wounded in Weekend Shootings
    Over the holiday weekend, 18 people have been shot and wounded across the city of Chicago, according to police. In the city's most recent shooting, a 25-year-old man was shot in the 12300 block of South Union just after 6
    https://www.nbcchicago.com

4 days ago

Updated 3 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.

3 days ago

At Least 11 Shot In Chicago So Far This Weekend

...year-old was sitting in a parked vehicle about 9:20 p.m. in the 2300 block of North Lawndale when someone inside the vehicle fired shots, police said. The man was taken to Stroger...

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...man was sitting in a drive-through lane about 4:40 a.m. in the 1400 block of West 47th Street when he heard shots and felt pain, according to Chicago Police. He was taken to...

Less than 40 minutes earlier, three people were seriously wounded in a shooting in the West Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side. Someone fired shots at a party at 4:05 a.m. in the 3900 block of West Arthington, striking three people, police said.

...19-year-old man was attending the party about 1:30 a.m. in the 900 block of West 114th Place when a male shot him in the right arm, police said. He was taken to...

About 20 minutes earlier, another man was shot in the West Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side. A 28-year-old man was shot in the lower back while in the 4700 block of West Huron, according to Chicago Police. He took himself to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was listed in serious condition.

...old man and a 17-year-old boy were walking on the sidewalk in the 9300 block of South Colfax when someone fired shots from a dark-colored sedan, police said. They were both taken...

    At Least 11 Shot In Chicago So Far This Weekend
    (CBS) - At least 11 people have been wounded by gunfire across Chicago since the start of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend. The most recent shooting happened early Saturday in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side. A 27-year-old man was sitting in a drive-through lane about 4:40 a.m.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

3 days ago

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

...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...

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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.

• 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...

...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...

    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

3 days ago

8 wounded in city shootings

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

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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.

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

3 days 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!

3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Helicopters Over St. Louis and Cullom

Fire at 4251 n. St. Louis

  • LadyHawk justdointheright35thward

    Scanner just now instructions to a unit to call the Arson Unit ASAP.

6 days ago

Updated 3 days 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.

  • Anyone who actually shops at this bodega can also check food products expiration dates,,,,cleanliness of store,,the selling of untaxed cigarettes (No tax stamps on packs),,,any visible violations and report it to 311. Take pics if you can.

  • 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.

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Wilmot Properties currently demolishing 2942 W North Avenue

Residents of the 32nd and 1st ward should be interested in the fact that Wilmot Construction have made multiple large donations to both Alderman Waguespack and Alderman Moreno. This building was a contributing element to Humboldt Park, which is on the National Register of Historic Places the building faces it on North Avenue just east of Humboldt. Hopefully they can preserve the facade at least. https://www.illinoissunshine.org/search/?term=Wilmot%20Construction,%20Inc.&table_name=candidates&table_name=committees&table_name=officers&table_name=receipts&table_name=expenditures

    Search for 'Wilmot Construction, Inc.'
    Search for candidates, committees and donors in Illinois
    http://www.illinoissunshine.org
  • Only buildings that are designated as landmarks by the city are protected, and then only the facade.

  • It's gone.

4 days ago

Cop cars at Humboldt and Dickens at 10:45 am.

Does anyone know why there were five police cars at Dickens and Humboldt this morning? I went to pick up one of my client's dogs for their walk at around 10:45. It looked like something was up at the church as they were surrounding and seemingly blocking off the church and the alley behind it.

Mar 03

Updated 4 days ago

Strack and Van Til closing Elston location

Strack and Van Til is closing its Chicago Logan Square location by the end of April. Usually my third or fourth choice, but a shame nonetheless. What will replace it I wonder? Ha Trader Joe's?

  • The original plan for Chick Fillet was the old brewery lot next to Home Depot where Value City "furniture" is now. Supposedly Proco Joe didn't like some of the views of their CEO and created a scene for publicity and used his famous third world thug tactics to halt them. The site across from Popeyes is a better location for a drive through so Moreno may have benefited them.

  • Chick-Fil-A and Popeyes are different. Chick Fil A doesn't do proper fried chicken, just cutlets and nuggets. I find them vastly overrated, but to each their own. There are several others in town now as well, so if you really, really want to pwn the libs you can just go downtown and have at it.

5 days ago

Updated 4 days 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)

  • It's odd they were issued a renovation permit instead of one for new construction. Big and Littles would be great!

  • Badger on Logan Chicago since 1988

    The building was an old and junky service station which in it's last life was a small used car lot. Now just graded rubble. I would be interested to know if there were underground storage tanks there associated with its past life-

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6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Albany & Cortland Police Activity

Anyone know what went down this evening at the intersection of Albany and Cortland? Happened between 5-6, there is police caution tape across Albany. Wondering if something happened at the food mart.

5 days ago

$15 tickets for THE WOLVES at Goodman Theatre using code AMBASSADOR10

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From the safety of the suburbs, a girls soccer team navigates life's big questions and wages their own tiny battles—with all the "bark and bite" (Vulture.com) of a pack of adolescent warriors. A “smart, hilarious, delightful meditation on society, sex and soccer” (The Village Voice), The Wolves is a portrait of the pursuit of happiness for nine American teens who just want to score some goals. Named one of the best plays of 2016 by The New York Times. 2017 Pulitzer Prize Finalist!

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February 9 – March 11, 2018

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5 days ago

Construction

Anyone know what is going on at armitage and drake (just east of Central Park)? It’s a large one story building that I can tell construction is going on but no idea what is planned for the spot.

Jan 04

Updated 6 days ago

Neighbor Uses 2nd vehicle to save parking

I've been having a problem with my neighbor. He uses his truck to save parking for other of his 3 cars. He has managed to own 3 spots in front of the fire hydrant for more than 6 months now. Its a family of 4 with 4 cars. The truck is only used to save parking for 3 spots right in front of their apartment building. He uses the truck and another car to save a spot for the third...

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I've been having a problem with my neighbor. He uses his truck to save parking for other of his 3 cars. He has managed to own 3 spots in front of the fire hydrant for more than 6 months now. Its a family of 4 with 4 cars. The truck is only used to save parking for 3 spots right in front of their apartment building. He uses the truck and another car to save a spot for the third and keep alternating through out the week. Every morning is the same routine. One of the 3rd car pulls out and the truck is moved forward with another car moved backward saving a spot in the middle. Leaving the 4th car to be used throughout the day. What to do? its driving me crazy!

  • Gil, I love it. keep up the good work!

    Mute......EXACTLY.

  • Mute Truth is not determined by majority vote

    I find this to be an old white person trait. My father was one of these jerks. I think it originated before permit parking came about. He had multiple vehicles and a garage full of junk. He finally moved outta state where he had the room for all his junk...

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    I find this to be an old white person trait. My father was one of these jerks. I think it originated before permit parking came about. He had multiple vehicles and a garage full of junk. He finally moved outta state where he had the room for all his junk and no longer needs city property to store it. I have a couple ex boyfriends parents do the same thing. Aquire multiple vehicles junk up their garages think they own the spot in front of their house cuz they pay taxes. Annoying.

6 days ago

Updated 6 days ago

Missing Cat

Our backyard cat got into a fight with another feral cat last weekend. She seems like she got injured and has disappeared. We hoped she would come back (she sometimes disappears for a couple of days), but we haven't seen since Sunday. Any news on a sighting is appreciated. She is super friendly (often mistaken as an escaped indoor cat).

Scylla is a female tabby, just about a year and a half old, smallish (but has her winter belly for sure!). She has some orange markings on her back. Please see attached photos. She was last seen around Rockwell/Lyndale on Sunday 1/7.

Thank you for any leads!

Jan 08

Updated 6 days ago

Recommendations for replacing building entry doors

Greetings, neighbors-

Asking for recommendations again. Our building's two entry doors are in dire need of replacement. Years of "wear/tear", weather and handling has caught up with these doors and now they are falling apart. I am looking for an expert matter that can replace these and hope it can be replace with auto door closer that will close these doors quietly and prevent these from being slammed. I have a neighbor that releases her frustration on these doors.

Please advise and again thank you all. Your recommendations have been life savers.

  • We went to American Thermal Window Products for our two entry way doors and are very happy with the results. americanthermalwindow.com

  • KPG Logan Square resident since 1987

    We also used American thermal for a back door on a crooked porch. Others said they wouldn't or couldn't do it, but American Thermal had no problem and it's been two years now with no problems so far. They are very easy to work with. A little bit pricey, but it was important to get this door secured.

  • Andrew Carpenter Realtor Edgewater home owner and Chicago Reator

    If your doors face south it's best to go with steel doors, if not wood always makes a home or condo building look beautiful.

Jan 09

Updated 6 days ago

Police Activity: Grand/Humboldt - Monday at 6pm

Anyone know why CPD had Grand Ave shut down between Humboldt Ave and Kedzie last night?

  • My friend was detoured around Kedzie and thought it was something to do with a CTA bus. Never heard anything further.

  • Might have been related to a shooting in the area. At cortland and Albany. They were looking for the suspect and vehicle involved.

6 days ago

A 64 year old woman killed in a Fire on Spaulding 1/10/18

A 64 year old woman killed in a fire , Diversey was blocked at Kedzie for a while. 2800 Block of N. Spaulding - 2 1/2 story frame house. The fire started around 4AM 1/10/18. Everything was under control by 4:45AM

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Jan 07

Updated 6 days ago

School Project: Logan Square gentrification

Hello, I'm working on a high school project about affordable housing and gentrification in the Logan Square neighborhood.
If you're a renter/home owner or a member of an organization that is concerned about this issue, would you please answer a few questions?(Please identify which when responding)

Would please define gentrification briefly in your own words?
What kind of inequity is in play with regard to this issue (racial/economic/other)?
Are the existing conditions sustainable?
What would be a solution and how would success be measured?

  • Joe

    The word gentrification was invented in the 60's by a person that lived in a Kingdom. It is an observation of human behavior coined in a place that does not recognize Individual rights and property rights as one in the same. Humans fought massive wars throughout history over this principle....

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    The word gentrification was invented in the 60's by a person that lived in a Kingdom. It is an observation of human behavior coined in a place that does not recognize Individual rights and property rights as one in the same. Humans fought massive wars throughout history over this principle. Lands with castles see property as title and power that should be controlled and doled out by those in power.

    Do a project on personal liberty and how the right to own property or not erodes liberty. Does allowing a 3rd party to control an individual or an individuals property lead to corruption and looting? If government used it's power to protect each individual equally vs if a government used it's power to take from one individual and give to another.

    The inequity at play is the loss of an individuals freedom. An individual is the smallest minority.

    granting gov power over the individual will be used negatively and unfairly to benefit only those in power. Even if the benefit is to earn votes and get media coverage so they can win a seat in Congress, leaving the voters they duped behind with nothing but pandering to cling to. There is no definition of success in the context of using gov against an individual, not to protect but to take from.

  • will h, could you please post a link to a survey or Google form, so responses are more private?

  • Achilles Flaneur ear witness

    Hi Will,

    I suggest reaching out to Sharon Hoyer at the Dill Pickle and Mark Fishman at Fishman Properties. Also Gina at Bird's Nest Salon, and Rick at Logan Square Automotive. The perspective of people who both own/run businesses and live in the neighborhood would be interesting to hear.

    Best of luck with your project!

Jan 09

BartShore posted 5 photos to Flickr:

Jan 09

Jan 03

Updated Jan 08

The General (2528 N California) closes its doors this weekend

Per The General's website (and elsewhere on social media), they're closing their doors as of Saturday.

Sad to see a place like this go. Also, this makes three empty storefronts in a row on this stretch of California (the old Olympus Laundry, The General,and Anong Thai).

Friends of The General, we want to thank you for supporting us the past two and a half years at our Logan Square home. It is with a heavy heart that we are announcing our last two days of operation will be this Friday and Saturday. Please come out and say goodbye with us one more time @thegenerallogansquare.

https://www.thegenerallogan.com/

    The General Logan Square | Southern Comfort Food & Pie (773) 698-8754
    Logan Square's home for Southern Comfort Food, Tacos, Beer, Cocktails, Bluegrass Brunch on Saturdays, and Homemade Pie. Order Your Thanksgiving Pie Now!
    https://www.thegenerallogan.com
  • I prefer neighborhood places that are less expensive. For breakfast, Golden Nugget. Not exactly in the neighborhood, but Feed on California and Chicago has good food, BYOB. Oggi on Grand and May for Italian. Cafe Budapest on Elston for a variety of foods.

    Orbit Room used to be near Grand and Ashland.

  • I was there both Friday and Saturday. Great send off. I already miss them.

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