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These nearby schools are looking for financial help on DonorsChoose.org:

  • A Magic Carpet to Fly Through Kindergarten!

    Ms. Dajani is asking for $607.27:
    My students need a classroom carpet that will allow them to sit, engage, learn, and build connections. I would like my young learners to be as comfortable or stimulated as needed to be successful.
    Cics-Bucktown Comment
  • Get in the Zone - The Chill Zone!

    Ms. Indianer is asking for $1476.75:
    My students need these items for our Chill Zone, which allow students to regulate faster and return to the classroom ready to learn!
    Cics-Bucktown Comment

4 days ago

5 days 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!

6 days ago

  • Permit issued for new construction

    SELF-CERTIFICATION REVIEW: ERECT 3 STORY 2 D.U. BUILDING (3B CONSTRICTION) WITH BASEMENT, ROOFTOP DECK, ROOFTOP STAIR ENCLOSURE, DETACHED 2 CAR GARAGE (3B CONSTRUCTION) WITH ROOFTOP DECK AS PER PLAN.

    2337 W. Lyndale St. Issued June 14, 2018 Comment

Jun 15

Jun 15

Jun 14

Where to Swim: Chicago Public Pools

2200 N. Oakley Avenue

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825 W. Sheridan Road

5835 N. Lincoln Avenue

5110 N. Damen Avenue

900 W. Wilson Avenue

4701 N. Ashland Avenue

2333 W. Sunnyside Avenue

3035 N. Hoyne Avenue

2534 N. Greenview Avenue

618 W. Scott Street

3843 N. California Avenue

5100 N. Francisco Avenue

4222 W. Foster Avenue

4822 N. Long Avenue

4100 N. Long Avenue

3945 N. Springfield Avenue

3516 W. School Street

2732 N. Avers Avenue

6935 W. Addison Street

6100 W. Fullerton Avenue

1419 W. Blackhawk Street

1330 W. Chicago Avenue

1501 W. Randolph Street

2526 W. Grand Avenue

958 N. Sacramento Avenue

1333 N. Laramie Avenue

5610 W. Lake Street

500 S. Central Avenue

4615 W. Jackson Boulevard

100 N. Central Park Avenue

515 S. Washtenaw Avenue

910 S. Aberdeen Street

1312 S. Racine Avenue

1119 W. Cullerton Street

1824 S. Wood Street

3559 W. Arthington Street

4320 W. 15th Street

4247 W. 31st Street

2901 S. Poplar Avenue

2210 W. Pershing Road

4136 S. California Avenue

4949 S. Archer Avenue

6258 W. 62nd Street

2411 W. 55th Street

1700 S. Wentworth Avenue

55 W. 22nd Street

3309 S. Shields Avenue

3770 S. Wentworth Avenue

3520 S. Cottage Grove Avenue

331 W. 45th Street

39 W. 47th Street

4430 S. Marshfield Avenue

1809 W. 50th Street

1301 W. 52nd Street

6054 S. Damen Avenue

6500 S. Racine Avenue

6201 S. Stewart Avenue

5531 S. King Drive

6200 S. Drexel Avenue

1833 E. 71st Street

7740 S. Ingleside Avenue

7655 S. Ingleside Avenue

1440 W. 84th Street

2936 W. 85th Street

3939 W. 79th Street

1817 W. 95th Street

965 W. 95th Street

49 E. 95th Street

501 E. 90th Place

1215 E. 83rd Street

8930 S. Muskegon Avenue

2400 E. 105th Street

201 E. 111th Street

10436 S. Wallace Street

11250 S. Ada Street

11320 S. Western Avenue

3721 W. 111th Street

939 E. 132nd Street

    Where to Swim: Chicago Public Pools
    Mather High School Pool Indoor Pool5835 N. Lincoln Avenue(773) 534-2412 Website Amundsen High School Pool Indoor Pool5110 N. Damen Avenue(773) 534-2425 Pool Website Winnemac Park Website Uplift High School Pool Indoor Pool900 W. Wilson Avenue(312) 742-7709 Pool Website Clarendon Park Website Wrightwood Pool Outdoor Pool2534 N.
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Jun 12

Updated Jun 14

Looking for apartments in Bucktown / Wicker Park (new to area - advice welcome)

Hi all, hope it's kosher to post here about searching for apartments. Read about it on some other forums and was suggested to ask for insight here.

I'm new to Chicago but have visited for work 20-30 times over the past 2 years. Mainly stayed in the Loop so I'm choosing Bucktown / Wicker Park based on word of mouth and advice from others. I'm 24, young professional, consultant, female.

Basically I'm looking for any tips / insight for the...

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Hi all, hope it's kosher to post here about searching for apartments. Read about it on some other forums and was suggested to ask for insight here.

I'm new to Chicago but have visited for work 20-30 times over the past 2 years. Mainly stayed in the Loop so I'm choosing Bucktown / Wicker Park based on word of mouth and advice from others. I'm 24, young professional, consultant, female.

Basically I'm looking for any tips / insight for the search - locations to avoid, best ways to search, etc. I've contacted a few locators in addition to searching on my own. My move-in date is any time after August 10. I'll be there August 10 - 13 with the intention of viewing an applying for places (and hopefully signing a lease).

Thanks in advance!

  • No worries Bger ... My comment was more so to show that there are other great areas adjacent to WP/Bucktown that are MUCH more affordable (I'm 7 blocks from Bucktown and own a house ... A WHOLE HOUSE ... that costs less than to rent a jr 1 br .5 miles away ;)

  • Joe

    Logan Square is west of western and certainly is desirable in many ways. Worthy of checking out.

Jun 14

  • Permit issued for new construction

    CONSTRUCT ROOF DECK OVER MASONRY GARAGE III-B CONSTRUCT METAL STAIR TO ACCESS ROOF DECK ABOVE GARAGE

    2068 N. Oakley Ave. Issued June 12, 2018 Comment
  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    REHABILITATION OF THE FIRST FLOOR AND BASEMENT OF EXISTING 3-STORY BUILDING TO CONSTRUCT MULTILEVEL (DUPLEX) UNIT PER PLANS. NEW HVAC, PLUMBING AND ELECTRICAL WORK PER PLANS. TUCK-POINTING OF EXISTING EXTERIOR WALLS ANDOF WINDOWS IN EXISTING OPENINGS. **Certified Plan Corrections Project - Conditional Permit: Subject to field inspections **

    2317 N. Oakley Ave. Issued June 12, 2018 Comment

Jun 11

Updated Jun 13

Recommendations for non-surgical skin doctor for face

Neighbors: Looking for recommendations for places and/or doctors to treat a few sunspots on my face. I would like non-surgical procedures and little to no down-time after the procedure. Having a hard time finding someone! Would prefer a personal recommendation vs reading reviews online. Thanks in advance for your help.

anywhere within city limits is good, will travel for a good doctor!

  • I second Dr Neha Robinson at Dermatology & Aesthetics. She is wonderful.

  • AMG

    @mkbjazz and Marcy - thank you for the recommendation,

    @Holly - thank you.

Jun 08

Updated Jun 13

Speed Humps by the Map Room

I noticed speed humps being installed on Hoyne south of Armitage by the Map Room. Speed humps can cause reckless drivers to lose control of their vehicles and create more dangerous situations. Wouldn't it be better to drop the speed limit to 20mph, set up a speed camera, and ticket at 25mph? Speeding there would plummet immediately via economics.

  • Another solution, albeit perhaps wildly unpopular, would be to turn Hoyne into a one way street northbound. Locals would enter the neighborhood from Armitage by using the southbound one way Leavitt (which has a stop light.) Cars in transit south on Hoyne to avoid heavy traffic on Damen will be SOL.

  • they don't even fill potholes without a complaint from residents... you think CDOT added speed bumps to one random residential street one their own?

Jun 13

Jun 12

  • Math is Life!

    Ms. van Eijk is asking for $806.89:
    My students need activity tables and a kidney shaped table for group projects that connect math to the world.
    Cics-Bucktown Comment

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! :)

Jun 10

  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    ERECT DETACHED NON- COMBUSTIBLE GARAGE 20.5' X 22' X 15' (ALL 4 WALLS MUST HAVE DOUBLE LAYERS OF 5/8 DRYWALL ON BOTH SIDES OF METAL STUDS & NON-COMBUSTIBLE SIDING). ALLEY DRIVE- ELECTRICAL PERMIT # 100765210

    2228 W. Dickens Ave. Issued June 6, 2018 Comment

Jun 08

Updated Jun 09

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

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 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 our neigborhood save and pleasant to visit for everyone.

If everyone 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

Jun 03

Updated Jun 09

Anybody have an estate sale company to recommend?

I"m trying to help my in-laws and I've been researching estate sale companies. So much is all over the board including Yelp reviews and BBB rating (for what that may be worth) and I can't even confidently narrow it down to five. AND I'm really reluctant to recommend only one just in case they aren't happy ORRRRR if other family members aren't happy with the outcome.
I figured this was as good a place to ask as any. They've lived in Buffalo Grove for over 50 years. I've attended high end sales and picker's sales. They would be somewhere in the middle with some valuables.
Thanks for reading and for any insights offered.

  • llitman I'm a happy resident and have been here for years.

    Sandy Lane is good, Manderley Estate Sales is good. Others to consider are Ampersand, ImagineThat, and TraderMerchants.

  • Thank you for the leads everyone. What a process this is!

    Good luck to you Anne.

Jun 08

  • Permit issued for electric wiring

    600A SERVICE WITH (5) 100A MAIN BREAKER PANELS, (5) METER BANKSEXISTING SERVICE INSTALLED, REVIEW: COPPER WIRES TO ALUMINUM CHANGE

    2165 N. Claremont Ave. Issued June 6, 2018 Comment

Jun 08

Jun 07

Bucktown home with two kitchens: $1.2M

2318 N. Oakley Ave. in Chicago: $1,199,888

    Bucktown home with two kitchens: $1.2M
    2318 N. Oakley Ave. in Chicago, Illinois
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Jun 07

Jun 04

Updated Jun 06

The May Compilation

Here is another random selection of cars blowing a stop sign. This video illustrates what pedestrians must deal with daily at every intersection in Bucktown. Other neighborhoods are worse. The camera logged 657 no excuse violations which is about a 12% decrease from last month. The top end reckless category was down over 30%. Not sure why.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8fzbUBDfrs

These videos are auto generated and snippets randomly selected so not all cars can make the cut. I tried my best to manually eliminate duplicates but I'm not that good at Mahjong. Enjoy :)

  • DLS

    Is that a three way stop intersection? We have one of those near us in LP and we see the same thing constantly. Usually the uber and lyft drivers (they are so focused on their GPS Since they have no idea where they are going - I miss the taxis...

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    Is that a three way stop intersection? We have one of those near us in LP and we see the same thing constantly. Usually the uber and lyft drivers (they are so focused on their GPS Since they have no idea where they are going - I miss the taxis where you have to have a number on your car and they knew every street with a phone) are the worst and we are on a street with a ton of kids. A rolling stop with a car vs a bicycle is completely different (but I agree there are plenty of cyclists going to fast blowing through cross walks/stop signs). With either type of transportation the pedestrian should have the right away but when I’m driving my car vs riding my bicycle you can hear and see pedestrians much better on a bike. All it takes is one accident hitting a kid with a car and it’s over for the kid and the car driver doesn’t have so much as a bruise. They had stop sign enforcement in Lakeview a while back but it’s not the neighborhood people doing it.

  • Kinetic Energy = 1/2*Mass*Velocity^2

    Let's say the total mass of a bicyclist and bike is around 200-300lb. The mass of car is around 10x that or 2000-3000lb. Just with mass a car imparts an order of magnitude greater energy into its victim compared to a bike.

    Many, if not most,...

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    Kinetic Energy = 1/2*Mass*Velocity^2

    Let's say the total mass of a bicyclist and bike is around 200-300lb. The mass of car is around 10x that or 2000-3000lb. Just with mass a car imparts an order of magnitude greater energy into its victim compared to a bike.

    Many, if not most, vehicles in that video exceed 15mph through the stop sign. 15mph on a bike is very fast if you ever rode a bike. My camera picks up bikes but rarely do they ever make it into the measuring pool which is >7mph let alone any violation pools.

    This means cars travel more than double or triple the speed of bikes into crosswalks. Since velocity is squared that increases KE by another 4x to 9x meaning the total energy imparted into a reckless driver's victim is 40-90 times more than a bike. Slower speeds also increase reaction time to any oopsies that may occur.

    To compare reckless drivers with reckless bikers is a diversion tactic used to obfuscate the true threat pedestrians face every day from cars.

Jun 05

Take A Survey To Improve Walking & biking on Logan Blvd.

Hi, if your interested in safer streets in Logan Square and Avondale then please complete this survey!

http://www.activetrans.org/blog/take-our-survey-improve-walking-biking-logan-blvd

From the blogpost:
Did you know that 17 of the Chicago River's 27 miles will have trails by the end of 2018?

With trails taking shape as quickly as they are, it's urgent we push for improvements that create safe walking and biking options for accessing the river.

One area where we're working on better access to the Chicago River Trail is...

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Hi, if your interested in safer streets in Logan Square and Avondale then please complete this survey!

http://www.activetrans.org/blog/take-our-survey-improve-walking-biking-logan-blvd

From the blogpost:
Did you know that 17 of the Chicago River's 27 miles will have trails by the end of 2018?

With trails taking shape as quickly as they are, it's urgent we push for improvements that create safe walking and biking options for accessing the river.

One area where we're working on better access to the Chicago River Trail is on Logan Blvd. from Rockwell Ave. to Lathrop Homes.

If you've ever biked or walked along this stretch, you know how perilous it can be for people walking and biking.

This is where we'd love your input. Are you familiar with this part of Logan? Do you live, commute through or shop in this area? What changes would you like to see?

Please take our nine-question survey and share widely with your friends, family and colleagues.

Thanks!
Eric Roach
Avondale Homeowner

Jun 04

BartShore posted 1 photo to Flickr:

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Aug 13 2016

Updated May 30

Explosion sound at 2:25 AM, Saturday--Damen & Wabansia

Did anyone else hear an explosion last night? We were awakened by what sounded like an explosion--not a firework or thunder. Did anyone else hear that? I thought maybe someone else would have posted. Any ideas what it could have been?

  • Bger East Village neighbor

    M80 fireworks. We have a neighbor on the 900 block of Damen who likes setting them off all summer, all times of day. To gauge just how loud these are, someone posted about him setting them off one night and a person literally a mile away could hear it.

  • We had a similar issue at Paulina and Cortland. If it's an M80 the police will get involved.

  • I am sorry to contact you this way but I do not have another way. This is Evan about rugs.
    Please contact me at evanzemil@gmail.com
    Thanks

May 30

May 29

New Shot Spotter @ Western BlueLine Stop

Just noticed this the today on my commute to work. CPD Shot Spotter technology at Cortland and Western Ave. Blueline stop.

May 28

Lost Dogs Illinois added a new photo.

Lost! #Chicago #IL #LoganSquare (Webster & Hoyne) Ada - Female Portuguese Water Dog. Black/White. Call 312-536-5034.Microchipped. Friendly. Cook County. 60647. Missing 05/28/2018. To see Ada’s location on the Helping Lost Pets Map: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/v2/?pID=2357479 More Info, Photos and to Contact: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/petdetail/?id=2357479

    Lost Dogs Illinois
    Lost Dogs Illinois added 111 new photos.
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May 28

Fresh Start to Your Week: 5/28 – 5/30

Logan Hardware Records Night: Pop Up Shop + Caravan of Sounds @ Logan Arcade, 2410 W Fullerton Ave, 7:00pm, 21+

Miss Spoken – Fangirl @ Gallery Cabaret, 2020 N Oakley Ave, 7:00pm -9:00pm, 21+

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2001: A Space Odyssey in 70MM – 50th Anniversary @ Music Box Theatre, 3733 N Southport Ave, Various time, All Ages

Free Monday: Clearance / Fran / Ruins @ Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western Ave, 8:30pm, 21+

Duly Noted Music & Live Lit Show: “Heroes” @ On Tour Brewing Co., 1725 W Hubbard St, 7:30pm, 21+

Derek Hess “31 Days In May” Book Signing & Art Show @ Galerie F, 2415 N Milwaukee Ave, 6:00pm – 10:00pm, All Ages

Silly Goose @ Goose Island Taproom, 1800 W Fulton St, 7:00pm – 10:00pm, 21+

Tennessee Williams Staged Reading @ Raven Theatre, 6157 N Clark St., 7:30pm -20:30pm, All Ages

Jonesy Tapping and Alien Screening @ Landmark Century Centre Cinema, 2828 N Clark St., 7:30pm

Arc Iris & Good at Bad @ The Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia Ave, 9:00pm, 21+

    Fresh Start to Your Week: 5/28 - 5/30 - Third Coast Review
    It's the week of Memorial Day and I'm sure the sweltering weekend has you a bit tired. No worries, there are plenty of events this week where you can just sit back, relax, and enjoy the air conditioned nature of a movie theater. There are also readings, concerts, and comedy waiting for you if your...
    https://thirdcoastreview.com

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