May 04

Updated 2 hours ago

Shootings in Hermosa

Hi everyone,

I’ve just moved here, near Pulaski and Fullerton. I work a late second shift job and since the weathers been nice I leave my windows open. I come home, shower, make dinner.

Always always always around 3-4am I hear gunshots ring out in the near distance. Almost on a nightly basis. Is this common in the neighborhood? Will it get worse as the summer months start to come? I was eating lunch last Saturday and heard the shots...

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Hi everyone,

I’ve just moved here, near Pulaski and Fullerton. I work a late second shift job and since the weathers been nice I leave my windows open. I come home, shower, make dinner.

Always always always around 3-4am I hear gunshots ring out in the near distance. Almost on a nightly basis. Is this common in the neighborhood? Will it get worse as the summer months start to come? I was eating lunch last Saturday and heard the shots ring out down the block from me, very close.

Police are pretty negligent in this district yeah? I keep reading how bad they are and I haven’t seen any crime reports for shootings around my area. Just curious, stuck in a year lease so I just want to make the best of it.

Thanks!

  • RAKARWOWSKI RETIRED CITY WORKER, CLEANING UP HUMBOLDT PARK

    That is what a good neighbor does. Thank you for standing up against crime when others will not.

  • Michael McDonough Resident of BelCragin

    And if police go under cover or act like they are residents of a neighborhood that is terrorized by gang activities and these officers make arrests you have lawyers who will represent the suspects and go before a judge and proclaim that this is a form of entrapment the judge then buys into it and the bangers that were arrested are right back out on the street and this is justice.

Mar 14

Updated 10 hours ago

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
  • We have a mature catalpa tree in our parkway. I'd love to hear sine tips on what we can do to improve its health. It always gets some kind of mildew or something on the leaves late in the season. We mulched around the tree and I bought some tree fertilizer stakes that I thought I might put down around the drip line.

  • In another couple of weeks most of those Catalpas will Spring back to life. They are slow to bloom. Get ready for the shower of flowers! They are super messy trees but they give great shade!

17 hours ago

Looking for shared warehouse space

We are a small import company who would like to expand into distribution. All we need is space in a certified warehouse. We don't need much space as we are a small company and this is mostly just for licensing purposes.

17 hours ago

Updated 17 hours ago

    Logan Square's New Boutique Hotel Will Incorporate Vintage Grace's Furniture Sign
    LOGAN SQUARE - Plans to convert the Grace's Furniture building into a boutique hotel are moving forward. Not only did scaffolding recently go up, but also the developers and local leaders, including Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa (35th), intend to host a community meeting on the project in early June, according to a flier that has not been made public yet that includes a final rendering.
    https://medium.com
  • Would be very excited about this if done right.

    It's not too big, it would support the bars and restaurants already here and hopefully draw in more retail.

    Such a great location right between O'hare and the Loop

17 hours ago

    Logan Square's New Boutique Hotel Will Incorporate Vintage Grace's Furniture Sign
    LOGAN SQUARE - Plans to convert the Grace's Furniture building into a boutique hotel are moving forward. Not only did scaffolding recently go up, but also the developers and local leaders, including Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa (35th), intend to host a community meeting on the project in early June, according to a flier that has not been made public yet that includes a final rendering.
    https://medium.com

Apr 09

Updated 19 hours ago

Patio Install Recommendation/Question

Hello-
I am interested in using the product below in part of my yard that has turns into a swamp when it rains. Has anyone used this product or can recommend someone that could install it for me? Also, has anyone had success with another product that lets rain drain through?

http://www.porouspaveinc.com/resources/downloads/sales-support/

    Sales Support " Porous Pave, Inc.
    http://www.porouspaveinc.com

5 days ago

Updated 20 hours ago

Found Dog on Kimball and Dickens

I found a jack russell terrier shivering in the corner of a doorway this morning around 8AM. He was scared and shivering. Was clean and had good teeth and grooming. Definitely a young dog. And he is not microchipped.

Please contact me if you’ve lost your dog with details and proof of ownership.

  • Bob, to my knowledge Paws can't take strays - unless something has changed over the last two years. They only pull from the shelter.

  • Thanks Emily, I have seen strays there but its an indirect route:

    In Chicago, stray and lost pets are impounded at two main locations:
    City of Chicago Animal Care and Control (CACC) – 2741 S. Western Ave, 312-747-1406
    Animal Welfare League – 6224 S. Wabash Ave, 773-667-0088
    These shelters are...

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    Thanks Emily, I have seen strays there but its an indirect route:

    In Chicago, stray and lost pets are impounded at two main locations:
    City of Chicago Animal Care and Control (CACC) – 2741 S. Western Ave, 312-747-1406
    Animal Welfare League – 6224 S. Wabash Ave, 773-667-0088
    These shelters are open seven days-a-week and accept strays. If you need a stray animal picked up, call 311 for assistance. If you take the animal to CACC, please call PAWS Chicago at 773-475-9462 with the intake number and we will try to take the pet into our adoption program. Please note, we cannot guarantee that we will bring the animal to PAWS as our intake is determined, based on our existing population and number of adoptions.

2 days ago

Updated 23 hours ago

New Taco Bell in Logan Square (Coming Soon)

They do have a building permit, so it is real. Work has just begun on the next Taco Bell (No Drive thru) Right next door to the Logan Square Hand Car Wash at Milwaukee and Richmond.

How do you feel about this?

  • So there is a McDonald's and Wendy's north and south along Milwaukee. Standard, Drive-thru, versions that belong on a highway.

    Instead of another one of those coming in...Taco Bell chose to gut renovate a building and make a nicer version of their standard restaurants. You can think of this as...

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    So there is a McDonald's and Wendy's north and south along Milwaukee. Standard, Drive-thru, versions that belong on a highway.

    Instead of another one of those coming in...Taco Bell chose to gut renovate a building and make a nicer version of their standard restaurants. You can think of this as a sports bar that happens to serve Taco Bell (many people's dream growing up). Either way...if a fast-food joint is coming one way or another, why wouldn't we be happy about how nicely they are doing this up?

    Given it is the same ownership as Wicker Park, I'm pretty confident that this will "fit in" with the surrounding area vs becoming some sort of frat boy Disney world which is what it feels like many people fear.

    As many above have said...open, contributing storefronts beat empty buildings any day. No one confuses Taco Bell with real Mexican food.

  • Get on board with corporate and management ASAP and get a community agreement in place that they will have trash cans outside near the sidewalk and that they will maintain their trash cans. Including that they will pick up trash in front of their place.

6 days ago

Updated 24 hours ago

Drywall repair and painting - recommendations?

Hi, neighbors! We sustained water damage from the heavy snow and a bad roof over the winter. We're just about done with our roof repairs. (Thanks to all the great recommendations on here, we went with Nyberg Exteriors and have been pleased with their service and professionalism.) Now that the roof is fixed, we need to get the interior drywall on a few ceilings and walls repaired/replaced and painted. Any recommendations from good, honest contractors (who are licensed and bonded)? We haven't been impressed with the ones recommended by our insurance company. Many thanks in advance!

  • HumBo, I am looking for a guy to do some drywall work. In fact I emailed Slobo this morning, sounds like that wont work for me.However, Leo sounds like he could potentially be an option. Just wondering if he has a business website or anything. I like to do some digging around before cold calling. Did he have a business name?

    Thanks

  • MT

    Vicente Fernandez did work for us a few times and the drywall quality was great.
    773-818-1309

Feb 21

Updated 24 hours ago

MegaMall / Logan Crossing Action

I saw some sort of large truck in the former MegaMall pit today. It had a vertical boom of some sort but I don't know what it would be used form.

Could this finally be the start of developing this eyesore?

43 hours ago

Updated 24 hours ago

Curious?

Does anyone know what happened by the Logan Square train station on Milwaukee at about 8am? There was police and News broadcast..

Jan 02

Updated 26 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.)

2 days ago

Updated 38 hours ago

Closed

Que Lastima. 37 years. Wonder what's gonna replace it. Another "upscale" restaurant, or pricey cocktail bar?

  • "Acevedo owns the building, and she’s looking to either rent out the space to a new tenant, or sell the building altogether."

    Well at least it isn't a greedy landlord. Assuming she's not mortgaged to hell on it she's probably going to be ok.

  • Or will this in fact make her the greedy landlord now? Of course, she won’t be seeking to maximize rent. I’m sure she’ll rent to a non profit for below market rates.

2 days ago

Updated 43 hours ago

Looking for year round babysitter

Hello! My husband and I are seeking a sitter for our two daughters, a 4 year-old and 1 year-old. Ideally, our sitter would be able to work 8-10 hours per week; preferred days are Wednesdays and then either Tuesday or Thursday, timeframe flexibly around 3-7PM. Any reccomendayions would be awesome. Summer only need not apply. 15/hr.

  • My name is Jasmine. I am 22 years old and currently a student making my way up to become a Nurse. ☺️ I live in the Logan Square area. I have a car so I am comfortable with driving wherever you need me to be! I have 5 years experience...

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    My name is Jasmine. I am 22 years old and currently a student making my way up to become a Nurse. ☺️ I live in the Logan Square area. I have a car so I am comfortable with driving wherever you need me to be! I have 5 years experience as a nanny for all ages! I’m very creative, I love to teach and create fun activities for the kids to do during free time. I’m very open to trying new things, and a very quick learner! I’m also bilingual. Please feel free to contact me by email Jazzymariexc@yahoo.com or contact me through here. Can start anytime, Thank you!

2 days ago

Updated 45 hours ago

Free sofa

We are putting our old sofa out into the alley, between Spaulding and Kimball north of Armitage.

The arms are a bit worn but still in decent shape.

2 days ago

May 11

Updated 2 days ago

Missing Black Cat

My sweet large black cat with white chest markings is missing as of (5/11) Friday morning. He is probably very scared and will run away if you approach. Please contact me if you think you've seen him. (773)766-9920

  • carrie 40-year Palmer Square resident

    Where was he lost?

  • Tay Maria Logan Square resident; pop culture entrepreneur

    I would also like to know where he was lost. We saw a black cat that doesn't normally frequent the neighborhood on our back porch this past weekend. We live on Altgeld and Avers right off of Fullerton. Hoping your cat returns to you soon!

  • A Kelvyn Park Lifer

    I saw a black cat hanging out by the U-Haul by the Metra tracks a few days ago.

2 days ago

Clean Your Closets

Non-Profit helping immigrant men get started seeks Used tools, Jeans, Rain Jackets, Running Shoes, and Construction Boots (Sizes 6.5 Up). Call for Daytime Pick Up.
Seth or Gretchen 312 343 0804 or Deliver to Armitage Welding 3212 W. Armitage Saturday's

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Chicago Bookkeeper?

Any recommendation for freelance bookkeeper?

  • vjc gardener

    LOL! books and bees are my favorite things!!

  • :-) And look!!! I thought you were Vic - and now see your moniker is VJC.

    that's what comes of skimming and not reading what's in front of you. :-) Shame on me!

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Garbage Can Fires

I'm located at the 2800 block of Lowell. There had been stuff going on, on our block that was never an issue before. But I do not see an increase in police presence. Last week my neighbors tires were slashed, there's noise of shootings on the weekends and yesterday some idiot set fire to some trash cans in our alley. One of the garbage cans caught fire very quick and spread to our garage. Luckily our neighor caught it and...

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I'm located at the 2800 block of Lowell. There had been stuff going on, on our block that was never an issue before. But I do not see an increase in police presence. Last week my neighbors tires were slashed, there's noise of shootings on the weekends and yesterday some idiot set fire to some trash cans in our alley. One of the garbage cans caught fire very quick and spread to our garage. Luckily our neighor caught it and put it out before the fire department arrived. We do have damage to the corner of our garage but it could have been so much worse, since our car was parked in the garage. My husband and I are the new Block Captains and I will be speaking with our Alderman about this. I just hope people are aware of the changes going on and they are calling 911 and reporting things they see. We have to stand together as a community or it will get worse.

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

    Have you been in contact with the police district?

  • Yes, we filed a police report. Who mentioned there has been an increase in crime in the area.

3 days ago

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Stolen van

Hello everyone

My husbands van was stolen this morning. Its a 2010 ford e350. Please if anyone has seened it parked please message me or report to 311. Please help. License plate ends in 7406

3 days ago

Free Bookshelf

Free 5 level bookshelf from World Market. In the alley between Shakespeare and Dickens just west of Kimball.

4 days ago

May 12

Updated 4 days ago

Band playing on/near the square?

I keep hearing at least a drummer playing somewhere outdoors. I live near the square, but it’s always late so I admittedly haven’t gone over there to look for myself. Does anyone know what’s going on with that? I don’t recall it happening last year.

Just curious and easily annoyed. :)

  • Michael McDonough Resident of BelCragin

    These musicians should be respectful to the neighborhood and not go past ten pm .

  • Meggg I want to pet all the dogs

    Turns out there was a three day event at Comfort Station. I wish they would have kept it inside, but I suppose it’s no different than a street fest

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Cat Found - Marina, 8 months old

We found a very friendly, young cat in our yard a couple of nights ago when it was storming. It turns out she is microchipped - we learned that her name is Marina and she is 8 months old, but the owner's contact information is private. The chip company has tried to contact the owner but so far, no luck. Did anyone lose this sweet kitten?

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Horse Radish? Plants or roots?

I just read where you can freeze the root.

Please e-mail (klh@mindspring.com) if interested. Once you plant it, it is yours for a long time..and the leaves are tall and nice ....and you can dig it and leave part of the root in the ground and it will come back.

  • Hi NW...I don't have rabbits by me (feral cats and lots of backyard dogs..) and the leaves actually smell a little like strong horseradish (well, to me..) -they sure are attractive....so wish I could answer. But you are welcome to try it...(unless these plants would deter the rabbits from he other tasty ones.....just a thought...)

  • A site that lists "safe" things to feed captive rabbits included horseradish. Thinking horseradish may require less watering than turnips. Glad you posted and made me hunt-down more info.
    No pesticides in decades here; never will. Neighborhood feral cat is too old and slow to actually nab a rabbit ... saw two hawks fail vs bunny last Spring (yay).

5 days ago

5 days ago

4 Shots Fired

Just heard four distinct shots fired, maybe some more after but it was muffled by road noise. I was near Fullerton and Sacramento but it sounded fairly distant and off towards California.

5 days ago

Caps meetings

Here is the schedule for caps meetings.

May 14

Updated 5 days ago

Turtle in need of home!

Hello!
My friend recently moved and asked if I could find a home for her turtle. It has a tank and some food. I cannot keep it sadly! It's name is Baxter and really needs a loving home!

  • Duke Animal at 3900+ N. Ashland also treats turtles, etc. They even have adopted the 'office turtle' named Heidi.

    Please contact Michael..he seems perfect!

  • k_alt Northcenter

    One of my friends was able to bring her turtle to the Garfield Park Conservatory to live the rest of it's life with other turtles among the plants. Might be worth contacting them or other conservatories in the area to see if they would take another one. If you do choose to adopt it out to someone please make sure it's someone who knows what they are doing and will care for it well. Sometimes it's hard to tell through the internet if that's going to be the case.

6 days ago

Updated 6 days ago

Any ideas?

Hello,
I am looking for bounce houses for an event this Friday at an elementary school for a few hours during the day. If anyone knows a company or person willing to donate a bounce house or 2 for a few hours please let me know! They will get a donation form in return. Does anyone know of any or who i can contrat?
Also, the school is open to any other donations.
Thank you!!!

6 days ago

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    INTERIOR ALTERATION TO EXISTING 4 RESIDENTIAL UNITS, INCLUDING MEP, NEW OPEN METAL PORCH FOR EXISTING 2 STORY BRICK BUILDING WITH 4 RESIDENTIAL UNITS AS PER PLANS

    2122 N. Springfield Ave. Issued May 14, 2018 Comment

6 days ago

Fundraiser for three injured cats

Hi neighbors. Please share and donate if you can. My friend rescued three injured community cats in Hermosa and is raising funds for their treatments. She does a ton of volunteer cat rescue work and could use some funding. Thanks!

gf.me/u/iki2qu

    Click here to support Kevdale Injured Feral Cats organized by Kim Vonesh
    Three male cats were seen limping badly in the Hermosa neighborhood. My friends and I were asked to check it out. We trapped the three and discovered they all had wounded paws and/or legs, possibly from fighting. Their wounds were infected and the vet thought at least one might need to have his l...
    https://www.gofundme.com

Jul 06

Updated 6 days ago

Recommendation for Exterior / Porch Paint and Repair

Fellow EveryBlockers, can anyone recommend someone to handle painting and possibly a few repairs for a painted porch? I have a single family home and need a professional to repaint and possibly a replace a bit of the front porch, e.g., spindles. Recommendations of any professionals you have worked with will be much appreciated.

  • Hi there Megan,
    Peralta was a no go for us. Canceled on coming to quote twice before making it out and when finally did send a quote, it was more than 6 weeks later. I used Roberto Brass. ‭(779) 233-7830‬. Painting, repair, sod. He’s very reasonable in price too. Best of luck!

  • Thanks for the recommendation of above (and I sooo appreciate knowing about someone wasting my time...)

6 days ago

    First look at two-tower plan for Spire site: 'There will not be a shot of Chicago that doesn't have these buildings in them'
    More than three years after taking title to the land where the audacious Chicago Spire was once envisioned, and more than two years after soliciting designs from a half-dozen architecture firms, Related Midwest on Tuesday unveiled a bold plan for the waterfront site.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Apr 26

Updated 6 days ago

GoFundMe Campaign for Disabled Neighbor

Friends and neighbors, I'd like to bring a bit of attention to this Go Fund Me campaign for one of our lower income neighbors on the 1800 block of N. Talman who is raising funds to get respite care for her disabled son.

They are super sweet people, and I hope that we can help them out. Thank you for your time and consideration!

https://www.gofundme.com/luis-mayor-staying-at

    Click here to support LUIS MAYOR Will be staying at organized by Ebodio Lagunas
    Good day to all my name is CYNTHIA GARZA mother of LUIS MAYOR we need to raise $800.00 dollars for my son LUIS MAYOR to stay at MISERCODIA NURSING HOME FIR RESPITE. LUIS MAYOR IS 29 YEARS OLD AND HAS A MIND OF A 8 MONTH BABY DUE TO HIS CEREBRAL PALSY HE WAS BORN WITH THIS CONDI...
    https://www.gofundme.com
  • Cats In My Yard Blogger doing Trap-Neuter-Return & rescue for cats

    Yes, I will! Thank you!

  • Cats In My Yard Blogger doing Trap-Neuter-Return & rescue for cats

    We spoke with Cynthia last week. The cost was for one month and she is in the process of scheduling it. She will post an update on the Gofundme page when she does.

    We asked her to reach out in the future if she needs more assistance.

    You are all wonderful!

May 13

Updated 6 days ago

Gunshots on 2200 block of North Talman?

Did anyone hear gunshots (4-5) at 9:45pm Sunday, May 13th around the 2200 block of North Talman? Sounded like they were close. One neighbor said that he heard the shots and then a car's screeching tires afterwards. I called 911 to report, but wasn't sure where it exactly occurred. Thank you.

  • Ran into a neighbor yesterday who had the cops come out, filed and report, and showed them a casing. Just north of Belden on Tallman across from the school.

May 12

Updated May 15

BEWARE: Door-to-Door energy scam

Hey neighbors,

Someone just came to my door claiming to be from Star Energy Partners. They had a whole shpiel about switching over, getting all green energy, paying half on my bill and not paying for coal fees. I told them to please come back another time, did a quick google search and saw that it is most likely a scam. You can read more about it at the links below. Basically, if anybody comes door-to-door trying to get you to switch your energy service DO NOT SIGN UP without doing your research first.

https://www.bbb.org/losangelessiliconvalley/business-reviews/energy-service-company/star-energy-partners-in-playa-vista-ca-633488/reviews-and-complaints

https://www.reddit.com/r/personalfinance/comments/6wsils/beware_of_star_energy_partners_do_not_apply_to_a/

    BBB Accredited Business Profile for Star Energy Partners
    BBB's Business Profile for Star Energy Partners, Business Reviews and Ratings for Star Energy Partners in Playa Vista, CA.
    https://www.bbb.org
  • Michael McDonough Resident of BelCragin

    I get a call on my cell telling me congratulations l have been selected for a free trial offer that will lower my electric bill by up to 50per cent per month .l never let it get any further and l hang up.This call is not a real person calling but a computerized auto dialer doing this.l once tried calling the phone number it comes from on my caller I D but get the old the number cannot be reached routine.Definitely be aware of these scammers

  • Jon

    Also phone scam local #. You answer with. "Hello ?"
    They say" can you hear me ?" HANG UP !
    IF YOU SAY " YES"
    They will use your voice recorded to say you verbally agreed to a contract. That you know nothing about.
    It happened to me .
    I...

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    Also phone scam local #. You answer with. "Hello ?"
    They say" can you hear me ?" HANG UP !
    IF YOU SAY " YES"
    They will use your voice recorded to say you verbally agreed to a contract. That you know nothing about.
    It happened to me .
    I got a watch I didnt order for 3 monthsin a row and a bill for the watch of the month club it was going to cost me $1425.00 !!
    Thank god it was my niece who is 10 answering for me.
    BEWARE !!

May 15

May 10

Updated May 14

Sewer drains in gangway

Does anyone know of a sewer company or a plumber familiar with the sewer system in 100+ yr old buildings and where the gangway drain empties. The building shares a common wall with building next door and each gangway has a drain for rain/snow water runoff. Have had a camera line through main drains in both buildings showing no leaks, however there is some heaving in the basement floor of one of the buildings. Any ideas on how to proceed short of digging up the basement floor? Looking for someone who has had experience with old buildings.
Thanks for any help with this.

  • Chrisbrown 25 year neighbor

    Most floors don't heave, the outer foundation and nearby floor goes downwards and the center of the floor stays where it is. Most drains, don't necessarily have anything standard, except they usually headed towards the main sewer either at a 90° or some type of 45°. Angled towards the Outlet...

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    Most floors don't heave, the outer foundation and nearby floor goes downwards and the center of the floor stays where it is. Most drains, don't necessarily have anything standard, except they usually headed towards the main sewer either at a 90° or some type of 45°. Angled towards the Outlet or the street. If there's an underground downspout drain nearby, it probably heads there, but that's rare in my opinion. A plumber that does a lot of rotting may have a better idea than me on this. Looking down the gangway drain and you can sometimes see the curve of the pipe and the direction that is heading and it's probably a straight line from there to the Sewer or Street.

  • Thinking about my previous post from this morning detailing "bedrock" being 7-8 feet below Sawyer Avenue, I got curious about the area's geology and found an Illinois State Geological Map: Surficial Geology of the Chicago Region: Chicago Loop Quadrangle published in 1939 covering the North Side from the lake west...

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    Thinking about my previous post from this morning detailing "bedrock" being 7-8 feet below Sawyer Avenue, I got curious about the area's geology and found an Illinois State Geological Map: Surficial Geology of the Chicago Region: Chicago Loop Quadrangle published in 1939 covering the North Side from the lake west to Cicero: http://isgs.illinois.edu/node/4856.

    There are 3 locations on the north side that have "thinly covered" Silurian Niagaran Dolomite Formations. These would be mounds of limestone (dolomite) just below the surface. One is in Logan Square bounded roughly by Kimball - Belden - St. Louis - McLean (2 streets west of the dig on Sawyer mentioned in my last post), a small spot runs a few hundred feet northeast from Hirsch & Spaulding in West Humboldt Park and a larger dome encompasses Smith Park (surprisingly a former quarry) along with an equally sized area south of Grand Avenue where there is a City of Chicago limestone quarry today. Contrast that to the Loop where it takes approximately 80 feet of digging to reach bedrock (the same dolomite limestone) to support the caissons under Loop high rises.

    Also of interest:
    On the same map the shoreline of ancient "Lake Chicago" (an expanded Lake Michigan) was drawn. In Logan Square around 4000 years ago the shore of "Lake Chicago" was a few blocks east and parallel to what is now Milwaukee Avenue. Amazing to think that the Native American trail, now known to us as Milwaukee Avenue, has been in use for over 4000 years!

    By the way, this has nothing to do with sewers, but might have relevance for drainage.

May 14

Donate Your Arts & Crafts Projects for Kitty Summer Social Fundraiser for Harmony House For Cats

Calling artsy-craftsy people! We need handmade items to sell at our annual Kitty Summer Social http://hhforcats.org/kitty-summer-social . Do you or someone you know make something awesome? We’d love to feature your jewelry, artwork, home goods, beauty/skin care, clothing, wood or paper goods, and gardening items at our fundraiser. It’s a chance to showcase your talents and help the cats of Harmony House!
Email kelly@hhforcats.org by May 20th if you have items to donate.
You can mail/ship them to the shelter:...

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Calling artsy-craftsy people! We need handmade items to sell at our annual Kitty Summer Social http://hhforcats.org/kitty-summer-social . Do you or someone you know make something awesome? We’d love to feature your jewelry, artwork, home goods, beauty/skin care, clothing, wood or paper goods, and gardening items at our fundraiser. It’s a chance to showcase your talents and help the cats of Harmony House!
Email kelly@hhforcats.org by May 20th if you have items to donate.
You can mail/ship them to the shelter:
Harmony House for Cats
2914 N. Elston Ave
Chicago, IL 60618
Attn: KSS
You can also drop off your items seven days a week 10am – 3pm. Please make sure all boxes/bags are marked “For KSS”.
Everything needs to be received at Harmony House no later than Sunday June 3rd. All proceeds from the sale of items go towards the care of the Harmony House cats.

Harmony House is a 501(c)3 organization.

    Kitty Summer Social | Harmony House for Cats - Eco-Friendly Cageless No-Kill Adoption Center
    Saturday, June 9th, 1-4 pm Harmony House for Cats 2914 N Elston Avenue Chicago, IL 60618 Free admission Join us for an open house fundraiser to help kick off summer in Chicago!
    http://hhforcats.org

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