26 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

One more for the road...

Just wanted to one last time, direct all of the haters to the last vacancy being filled on the south side of Logan Square (the actual square)

And being filled by a big-time bar group. Guess it won't be so empty after all!

https://blockclubchicago.org/2018/07/17/former-johnnys-grill-will-soon-be-new-spot-from-cocktail-pros-behind-estereo-sportsmans-club/

    Former Johnny's Grill Will Soon Be New Spot From Cocktail Pros Behind Estereo, Sportsman's Club
    Mina Bloom/Block Club Chicago The bar group is not talking (yet) about their plans for the Johnny's Grill space. Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale Primary category in which blog post is published These are selected by the writer and confirmed by the editor Original Reporting - + This article contains new, firsthand information uncovered by its reporter(s).
    https://blockclubchicago.org
  • It's easy to pop in a drugstore, liquor store, other "generic retail outlet"...but do you really expect a solid project, worthy of that location right on the square, to be concepted, pitched, funded, greenlit, and built out in just a few months?

    These vacancies have been getting snapped up by people with a background of successful, well-concepted, well-designed establishments...I'd rather they take their time.

  • Limo Mike MIKE Z.

    YUP'

5 days ago

Updated 3 hours ago

For anyone on EB who would like to keep in touch after it shuts down on 7/19 ...

Click on my name and send me an email from that page.

Please include your EB name, real name, and email address.

For those who don't care to, s'ok.

I will miss EB. It provided a lot of very useful information, trolls notwithstanding. I met some very interesting people here.

But it's not goodbye. It's "See Ya Later."

Good luck, all!

Gil

  • you are the best Gil.

    Jimmy and I would like to meet up for lunch and a beer sometime.

  • Gil Jimenez Private Investigator; IL concealed carry trainer

    Beez - I just posted this to JM:

    Rabbits sounds good. 4945 W Foster.

    Check with the Beez (that's you) and shoot me a day and time. Email is best because this forum is kaput, fini, muerto, put to bed with a shovel, taking a dirt nap, d-e-a-d.

    Then I'll post the meet-up on the Facebook "Logan Square Everyblock Group." Check it out - a lot of EBers have already joined.

4 days ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Logan Square Community Facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/search/str/logan+square+community/keywords_search

Once Everyblock is gone, let’s try to keep in touch. I found this in a search and have not been approved by the admin, but I hope others join.

6 days ago

Updated 5 hours ago

We're losing Everyblock?

Just noticed the message at the top of the Everyblock screen, from what I understand we're losing Everyblock on the 19th, and they're asking people to sign up with Nextdoor, correct? I'm not misreading this? If true this makes me so sad.

  • Artist girl Artist and Muscian

    How can you post something in other neighborhoods on NextDoor? How can you get feeds from other neighborhoods on NextDoor?

  • kim helping beautify OIP one plant at a time

    come over here!! anonymous posting, all neighborhoods, no street address necessary.

    i just created it, so give me a bit to flesh out the description, rules, details, etc.

    www.reddit.com/r/ChicagoBlocks

    Kim

25 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Basement Digout

Anyone dug out the basement recently? Looking for ballpark estimated cost for a brick building - all posts about that subject date back to 2014 and I was wondering what is the price now.

  • we are also looking to do a duplex ...

  • I have a walk-in basement from the front and rear of the building. I was also looking at the cost and estimates were also around $50k. What I learn is that I need to first get a zoning change approved

5 days ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Thoughts on Everyblock closing down...It is 'time' for me to leave anyway....

I have depended on Everyblock for recommendations of workers, neighborhood news, crime in the area, good news postings, pictures of package stealing...and lost dogs....
I read with interest my neighbors opinions and 'feelings' on subjects and it was a learning experience for me.
I followed GoFundMe pages that they recommended.
I donated to school because it was posted here...

But it is time to leave for me...look what I have BECOME????

I read the posts of people that do not...

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I have depended on Everyblock for recommendations of workers, neighborhood news, crime in the area, good news postings, pictures of package stealing...and lost dogs....
I read with interest my neighbors opinions and 'feelings' on subjects and it was a learning experience for me.
I followed GoFundMe pages that they recommended.
I donated to school because it was posted here...

But it is time to leave for me...look what I have BECOME????

I read the posts of people that do not have 'kindness' (something we really need these days..) towards their neighbors posts...and I NOW go after 'a troll' when before I would 'just let it go' ...recently to the point of reporting HIM to Everyblock to monitor his comments. (I have never gone to Everyblock before...)
(His 'nasty' comments 'hurt my feelings'....how did I GET to this point???)
Bart doesn't post his amazing pictures any more; and people go after him when he is just posting 'the first to know'...(I'm certainly not the first to know...)
I WILL MISS the kind posts that I have received...and the people who I have truly enjoyed their threads...
but I now won't miss the 'Everyblock' - the one I used to know..as it is no more...
Thanks to the neighbors who helped me; thanks to the neighbors who cared; and thanks to the neighbors that bought me a 'neighborhood' to share with them..

  • PetParent Founder of Pitter Patter Parenting

    Ok, so I've now signed up on the ChicagoNWside reddit page under the name Mascotamom (petparent was taken). And I asked to join the Logan Square FB page - my real name is Alicia Obando. I hope to see some of you at these alternative locations. Good bye EB!

  • That's great Pet Parent

16 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Did anyone just hear all those banging noises and now ambulance/police?

Did anyone just hear all those banging noises and now ambulance/police? I'm near the square but it sounds like it was near Fullerton and Kenzie

  • What time ? I heard something . I live at the corner of Fullerton and Kedzie . I also heard gunshots about 3 days ago at about 3:30 am .

3 days ago

Updated 7 hours ago

House cleaner recommendations for AirBnB?

My wife and I are looking for a house cleaner to help us clean/turnover a 1 BR/1 BA apartment that we are renting on AirBnB. It is near Western/Armitage. We need someone with a flexible schedule, because the frequency and scheduling of cleanings will vary based on reservations.

  • kim helping beautify OIP one plant at a time

    my brother just let me know that it's cool to post his phone number here, so you can text him about further information regarding their airbnb cleaning business.

    christian & lili - 847.401.1184

  • Hi! If you're still looking, my brother-in-law, Emidio, currently is a housekeeper for another bnb and would be happy to help you as well! His email is
    emaunze05@gmail.com

31 hours ago

Updated 7 hours ago

Last couple of days

Time is winding down for every block.
If there are any interests in receiving the West Logan Square/ Avondale Newsletter send me your email to Mesmer1@aol.com

    AOL - News, Sports, Weather, Entertainment, Local & Lifestyle
    AOL is the go-to destination for the latest stories shaping the world and impacting everyone.
    http://www.aol.com
  • Sorry I must have missed the message is this site shutting down?

  • P.S.- Yes. See the masthead at the very top. I think it's tonight (tomorrow morning) just after midnight (12:01) PDT which will be at 2:01 AM Chicago time...

    See ya'. :-)

7 hours ago

Aldermen have newsletters too

Most wards in Chicago have a weekly online newsletter where you can get info on local events and infrastructure projects. If you live in the 35th, check out aldermancarlosrosa.org to subscribe and see where your money goes.

30 hours ago

Updated 7 hours ago

Thank You!

I will miss Everyblock. Thanks for all your support of my rants and observations! I am easy enough to find down the road- You can see all my photos here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/bartshore/with/41649312300/
Listen to me here: www.BartShore.com and follow me on Facebook and Twitter!

8 hours ago

Crime Watch

For residents on the 3700 Block of Richmond and Waveland...A middle aged/older white female with short cut blond/brown hair was seen casing cars on the block and trying door handles. She was wearing a black backpack. My roommate was walking our dog and confronted her, asking her if the car she was touching was hers and she said it was not. I think she got freaked out and walked away. If you live on this block, be sure to lock your car doors!

8 hours ago

    'Suspicious Object' On Tracks Suspends CTA Blue Line Service
    CHICAGO, IL - A suspicious object thrown on the tracks Monday at a Logan Square station stopped service on the CTA's Blue Line for about two hours, according to the rail service. Chicago police investigated the incident and determined the object was an anti-theft device, similar to the kind used by retailers, according to the Chicago Tribune.
    https://patch.com

2 days ago

Updated 8 hours ago

Petition to stop a cell tower from going up on the corner of Wrightwood and Ridgeway in Logan

Someone started a petition to push Alderman Santiago (31st ward) in Logan Square to stop a cell array from being constructed by T-Mobile on top of a residential building at the corner of Wrightwood and Ridgeway Ave. I live down the street and would rather not see it from my window.
Here it is if anyone wants to read it over and sign it if you agree that it would be an eyesore/annoyance on a residential street:

https://www.gopetition.com/petitions/residents-for-a-tower-free-logan-square.html#.W0vqdUDt8MY.facebook

    Alderwoman Santiago, stop the T-Mobile tower at 3714-16 W Wrightwood Ave.
    Target: 31st Ward Alderman Milly Santiago Region: United States of America Please note: While we appreciate support from people who live anywhere, signatures from residents in Logan Square are the most helpful. Please share with anyone you know in Logan Square, specifically those near the corner of Wrightwood and Ridgeway!
    https://www.gopetition.com

15 hours ago

Jul 05

Updated 20 hours ago

Break in

This guy broke into my building near Armitage and California early Monday morning. We have security guards on the door but he was able to gain entry with a crowbar or similar tool. Police have been notified.

  • Barbs hey you kids, get off my lawn!

    @zobearsky, there is no bond mentioned. Do they list I-Bond as a way of bonding out?

  • Zoebearsky, cook county sheriff website still shows Gregory Bowers in custody with another court data 08/06/2018.

3 days ago

Updated 24 hours ago

Carjacked on Fullerton at Noon on 7/14

Hi all ...Apologies if you’re seeing this twice, but forgot to select Logan Square in my original post. Wanted to let you know I got carjacked today in broad daylight in Logan Square. I was on Fullerton by the Social Security office at Sawyer. I had just parked and locked my car when two young black men approached me and demanded my keys. I yelled at them hoping I’d scare them off and when that failed, I yelled for help....

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Hi all ...Apologies if you’re seeing this twice, but forgot to select Logan Square in my original post. Wanted to let you know I got carjacked today in broad daylight in Logan Square. I was on Fullerton by the Social Security office at Sawyer. I had just parked and locked my car when two young black men approached me and demanded my keys. I yelled at them hoping I’d scare them off and when that failed, I yelled for help. Several people simply stood by and watched. I do know at least 2 people called 911 — so if you’re out there and you did that, thank you. To the lone guy who sought me out to make sure I was ok, thank you. To the two guys across the street who watched two men throw me to the ground, steal my purse and then steal my car, I hope this never happens to you. But if it does, I pray someone helps you though you did not help me. At any rate, just wanted to give everyone the heads up to be alert. Police report has been filed. Credit cards have been canceled. Locks have been changed. And if anyone on Everyblock did see something they could share with police to catch these guys, that would be appreciated. Stay safe out there!

  • catlady for the love of cats, lets get along!

    oh man im so sorry to hear that!! I hate when people rather stand by and oooh and aah or record with their phones and not do nothing. Sorry those idiots just stood there while you were assaulted. Hope your ok.

  • Back when I was mugged by two nervous teens, one holding a gun to my ribs I was happy no one intervened to frighten him into pulling his itchy trigger finger. Losing a car, phone, purse etc. is far cheaper than a gut wound. Had I been CCW they would have had another gun too. It happens quickly and suddenly and when you least expect it. Thankfully OP was not injured. Cars can be replaced.

4 days ago

Updated 25 hours ago

New Parkway Trees Please Help Water

You may have seen a number of trees that have been planted in the parkways of many of the bikerdike homes and surrounding areas. While it is great to beautify the neighborhood and invest in the long-term benefits of trees, the city missed the mark on this effort. While, gator bags have been placed around the trees, these only provide water for 5-11 hours, not days or weeks. The past month has been quite hot and with little rain, many...

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You may have seen a number of trees that have been planted in the parkways of many of the bikerdike homes and surrounding areas. While it is great to beautify the neighborhood and invest in the long-term benefits of trees, the city missed the mark on this effort. While, gator bags have been placed around the trees, these only provide water for 5-11 hours, not days or weeks. The past month has been quite hot and with little rain, many of the trees are already loosing their leaves, signifying they will not make it.

The residents at the bickerdike homes thought the city was watering the trees. They should have been informed about the new planting and to take part in the care of the trees, but they do not have access to exterior water to help care for them. Our neighbor showed us that her water spigot had been covered over with a lock that does not make water accessible. We tried to water the trees, but being two homes down, our hose does not reach.
If you have newly planted trees and a hoes long enough to reach, please help water them.

  • my friends have found that those pocket hoses fall apart - have you used yours more than one year? I use 100 ft. + of hose.....umph ! But I do not use the old rubber ones....too heavy for me to schlep to the garage for the winter - too bulky...

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    my friends have found that those pocket hoses fall apart - have you used yours more than one year? I use 100 ft. + of hose.....umph ! But I do not use the old rubber ones....too heavy for me to schlep to the garage for the winter - too bulky too....I purchased the metal encased hoses AND the skinny hoses....but with the rain we have had these two years - I have not had to water much - I have very big trees in the yard and the parkway - that helps....all my plants are happy....
    Now about the horses - I was thinking about them trying to pull heavy loads thru a field....so much resistance ( yes I took Physics in school ) - . But thanks for the suggestion about the hoses.....

  • Tomorrow is another day Happy resident of North Park Village

    Susy D - The hose lasted at least a year with heavy use during the year (watering the huge tree in the parkway especially :-)). However, last year, the building was sold, so don't know if it's still in use.

2 days ago

Updated 29 hours ago

Man Robbed and Sexually Assaulted in 2600 block N Western Ave early Sunday 7/15

LOGAN SQUARE (7/15/2018)— A 23-year-old man told police that he was robbed by a group of men and then sexually assaulted as he walked in the 2600 block of North Western early Sunday, according to a police spokesperson.
The victim reported that a group of men approached him, pushed him to the ground, and then beat him with an unknown object before taking his valuables. One of the offenders then sexually assaulted the victim, according to the police report. No one is in custody. The victim was being treated at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. Area North detectives are investigating. Reported in:
http://www.cwbchicago.com/2018/07/briefly-mag-mile-gunplay-ends-with-car.html

    Briefly: Mag Mile Gunplay Ends With Car Crash; Man Says He Was Robbed And Raped In Logan Square; More
    MAGNIFICENT MILE - No arrests have been made after a car chase and crash that began with men posting photos of themselves with handguns near the Historic Water Tower on Friday evening, police said.
    http://www.cwbchicago.com
  • Wtf?! I wish there was a description of the assailants. I hope this poor man is ok.

  • Mark Heller Logan Square & Chicago activist

    source for this is reliable (cwbchicago blog). Robbery / alleged rape near movie multiplex on 26xx N Western. Crime and violence affects us all.

4 days ago

Updated 30 hours ago

Before this all goes away, may I get 'dog trainer' recommendations?

My 2 adopted senior dogs are the best, but I had my last 'furry girlfriend' for 16 years and I 'forgot' what I learned @ dogs - so I need 'training' for 'us'....Thanks for any suggestions....

5 days ago

Updated 31 hours ago

I love EveryBlock and Next Door, but they are very different.

I'm so sorry to be losing EveryBlock. I'm already a member of Next Door, but that is only for communicating to neighbors very close to me. I like getting information on other neighborhoods as well. As an animal welfare business owner, volunteer and advocate, my desire to help pets and their people is not just limited to my own neighborhood. I currently follow 22 different EveryBlock neighborhoods. Next Door won't allow me to do that.

So bummed. Thanks EveryBlock for all you've done to connect people.

Alicia

39 hours ago

5 days ago

Updated 42 hours ago

    Comcast to end hyperlocal site EveryBlock, agrees to send users to rival Nextdoor
    Comcast is pulling the plug on EveryBlock, the Chicago-based hyperlocal news site it revived four years ago. The website, which features blurbs about restaurant closings, building break-ins and community events, will go dark July 19, with a link steering EveryBlock users to sign up with Nextdoor, a rival hyperlocal platform.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com
  • Comcast sucks, greedy buzzards. They could just leave it up but NO, it's about profits.

  • House-Frau Homemaker, mom, animal lover

    Somebody else said “another reason to hate Comcast” I couldn’t agree more. I’ve been with them for 17 years&I’m counting the days until I leave.

47 hours ago

FOUND DOG Fullerton & Milwaukee

We ran into a women who had found a small wire haired terrier type dog at Fullerton and Milwaukee. Small, brown and black, missing part of tail, very friendly. She left her information with 311 if any one is missing this dog.

3 days ago

Updated 47 hours ago

Carjacked on Fullerton 7/14 @ noon

Hi all ... wanted to let you know I got carjacked today in broad daylight in Logan Square. I was on Fullerton by the Social Security office at Sawyer. I had just parked and locked my car when two young black men approached me and demanded my keys. I yelled at them hoping I’d scare them off and when that failed, I yelled for help. Several people simply stood by and watched. I do know at least 2 people called...

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Hi all ... wanted to let you know I got carjacked today in broad daylight in Logan Square. I was on Fullerton by the Social Security office at Sawyer. I had just parked and locked my car when two young black men approached me and demanded my keys. I yelled at them hoping I’d scare them off and when that failed, I yelled for help. Several people simply stood by and watched. I do know at least 2 people called 911 — so if you’re out there and you did that, thank you. To the lone guy who sought me out to make sure I was ok, thank you. To the two guys across the street who watched two men throw me to the ground, steal my purse and then steal my car, I hope this never happens to you. But if it does, I pray someone helps you though you did not help me. At any rate, just wanted to give everyone the heads up to be alert. Police report has been filed. Credit cards have been canceled. Locks have been changed. And if anyone on Everyblock did see something they could share with police to catch these guys, that would be appreciated. Stay safe out there!

  • Oh man, it's all the Deep State lying to me again? When will I ever learn?

  • Bye

    Brian..I am glad to hear you are a "champ" in the love department!

6 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Date night under $50: What to order at some of Chicago's best restaurants

3361 N. Elston Ave., 773-478-4000

This article has 10 other Chicago locations (Show)

800 W. Randolph St., 312-929-4580

5347 N. Clark St., 773.275.5725

857 W. Fulton Market, 312-902-3825

3209 W. Armitage Ave., 773-252-0997

5959 N. Broadway, 773-897-9165

177 N. Ada St., 773-913-3774

2800 W. Logan Blvd., 872-315-3947

565 W. Randolph St., 312-466-1950

4825 N. Western Ave., 773.754.7660

3800 N. Pulaski Road, 773-545-7427

    Date night under $50: What to order at some of Chicago's best restaurants
    No one wants to be thought of as a cheap date, but everyone loves a deal. In the age of dating apps, this is more important than ever. Due to the proliferation of misrepresentative selfies or inflated Tinder profiles, you're likely destined for a lot of mediocre first dates.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

  • Gil, please realize that the cost the customer pays is not only paying for the restaurant to buy the food, but also the wages, the rent, and everything else. Things are more expensive nowadays.

  • wages? chicago does not provide servers with living wages, nor do the restaurants, when they beg for tips.

2 days ago

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Nom de Guerre

OK, so where were we ...

  • Gil Jimenez Private Investigator; IL concealed carry trainer

    Oh yeah ... pseudonyms.

    Who cares, really?

    "O! Be some other name:
    What’s in a name? That which we call a rose
    By any other name would smell as sweet."
    (~ Willie S.)

  • Ed in Bucktown Fifth Generation Lifelong Chicagoan

    Or was that actually Sir Francis Bacon using a nom de plume?

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Breaking News Friday AM- 6AM

Shooting in Logan Square- Diversey either side of St. Louis blocked . No one in custody. Investigation continues. Victim listed in good condition.

4 days ago

Art in the Park postponed til July 28

The Unity Park Advisory Council decided not to hold their popular Art in the Park event today (Saturday) due to wet conditions. They will try again 2 weeks from now. All events at Unity Park are free, no ticket required.

Sep 20 2016

Updated 4 days ago

Rat Infestation

I am experiencing a rat infestation. One of my neighbors does not pick up their dogs' poop. The dogs are significantly large and I can see the poop from my fence. I know this is attracting rats. My backyard is clean and I have nothing outside (patio furniture and planters have been put away). I have had the city bait the alley a few times and requested to have my backyard baited. Instead of baiting my backyard, the city baited...

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I am experiencing a rat infestation. One of my neighbors does not pick up their dogs' poop. The dogs are significantly large and I can see the poop from my fence. I know this is attracting rats. My backyard is clean and I have nothing outside (patio furniture and planters have been put away). I have had the city bait the alley a few times and requested to have my backyard baited. Instead of baiting my backyard, the city baited the alley for the 3rd time in two months. I am going crazy. The rats are hanging out in my backyard and are setting my sensor light off during the night. Is there anything I can do? Does anyone know of an effective rat poison? Talking to my neighbors is useless since they don't want to be told what they "shouldn't do on their property".

Jul 10

Updated 4 days ago

Free Slurpee Day

Tomorrow is 7/11, which means Free Slurpees. I'd like to hear thoughts from neighbors. Thank you

Jul 10

Updated 4 days ago

Gas Pipe Construction = High Gas Bill

We just got finished with the whole city of chicago replacing our gas lines on our street. Something they've been doing all over the city I've noticed. And now I just got my 1st gas bill since then and it's the highest I've ever been billed. Even compared to my winter bills in Jan & Feb for the past 4 yours, it's never been this high. And this is for last month of June so I KNOW that we did not use our gas that much. Has anyone else experienced this? I tried calling people's gas and I waited 2 hours and 20 min for a supervisor and no one ever answered. I finally hung up. Ugh.

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

    Our monthly bill from People's (we're on the "budget" plan) went up $45 this month

  • Electric heat is more expensive than gas. I used energy efficient heaters to supplement my gas space heaters, still cost a lot of money.

4 days ago

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Nextdoor and Comcast Blows.

What a horrible company and a terrible “substitute” for everyblock. Boycotting Nextdoor. I will never join that bullsh@! website.

  • KPG Logan Square resident since 1987

    Consider contacting Nextdoor and telling them how you feel they could improve their site? They would want to hear. I actually like Nextdoor because posters are not as anonymous and therefore there is not as much nastiness going on. It is usually more about information rather than editorializing/complaining:)

  • My favorite follow on Twitter is @bestofnextdoor . My one parting thought about EB that I found very ironic is the code that runs this site thinks the word neighbor is misspelled.

  • The Logan Square sites on Nextdoor have almost no content. Hopefully that will change when people migrate.

6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Lunch/Wifi

where can I go for lunch and secure wifi?

  • LincolnSquarist LSRCC's biggest fan girl.

    Secure Wifi?

    Your house.

  • There's no such thing as a secure wifi if your using someone else's network. If it's password protected you still can get MITMed from anyone else with the password or the network operator. That's why invented end to end encryption which almost all sites use now.

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