19 hours ago

Updated 6 min ago

ATM Skimmer scams run rampant - even at bank ATMs

Word to the wise: No matter where the card reader is located - banks, stores, gas station pumps - ALWAYS yank on it before inserting your cards.

This story is about Lakeview, but it could just as easily be about Logan Square or anywhere.

http://www.cwbchicago.com/2018/06/another-atm-skimmer-found-in-lakeview.html

    Another ATM Skimmer Found In Lakeview; At Least A Dozen Devices Recovered On North Side Since May 1
    Chicago cops recovered another ATM skimming device in Lakeview on Sunday afternoon. It's the second data-sucking contraption found on cash machines in the area since May 29. At least a dozen ATM skimmers have been found on the North Side since May 1st, according to police data.
    http://www.cwbchicago.com
  • Peter W. 20-yr Logan Sq Resident

    How “securely attached” is a good card reader? I have been pulling on ATM card readers and find they are often a little loose on the bottom side closest to me, but not completely loose. Is this normal?

6 hours ago

Updated 22 min ago

My mail carrier she is cool

When she does not work an someone else has to do her job ,thats extra mail for the mailman ,so guess what we get no mail at all especially on mondays ,Wednesday, an this pass saturday ..i sit at thw window an wait an wait an i have 3 other people helping me watch for are mail an we get no mail. .especially when im waiting for packages that are suppose to arrive on that day ...i reported this today..60618 on 3400 block by roscoe an harding ..we are suppose to get are mail everyday well we dont ..what can be done about this situation..i think im going to get a P.O.Box..they also steal my packages..

  • When the regular carrier is sick or on vacation, the temps don't deliver the mail everyday or they only deliver what they feel like delivering. Several times they have sent back important mail from my doctor or from government agencies, even my friends, and told them I don't live there...

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    When the regular carrier is sick or on vacation, the temps don't deliver the mail everyday or they only deliver what they feel like delivering. Several times they have sent back important mail from my doctor or from government agencies, even my friends, and told them I don't live there anymore. You have to go to the Kedzie Post Office and complain or better, complain on line. I never did get the mail they sent back.
    And my guess is you and I live in the same building or right next to each other on Roscoe.

22 hours ago

Updated 55 min ago

2 hispanic males with gun

Today at around 630am at Belmont and Kimball I witnessed 2 shirtless hispanic males walking south on Kimball and one of them was trying to hide a gun in front of his pants. I called 911 to report them. Hopefully police responded right away and took these 2 punks off the street.

  • Also wrong. The concealed carry statute only requires that the handgun be “mostly” concealed.

  • Juan C. Ayala Belmont Cragin Resident

    I like these internet lawyers that know everything. I'll tell you what Rebecca, next time I won't call the police and maybe you can run into these nice gentlemen and you can judge for yourself. I grew up in Logan Square/ Avondale when it was overrun by gangs and these...

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    I like these internet lawyers that know everything. I'll tell you what Rebecca, next time I won't call the police and maybe you can run into these nice gentlemen and you can judge for yourself. I grew up in Logan Square/ Avondale when it was overrun by gangs and these 2 thugs were exactly what I learned to look out for. So let's see, its 6:30am and these two fine gentlemen are walking past the train station shirtless, one is hiding something with his hands in his front waistband and the other is walking with their shirts balled up in his arms. They are looking around and when they feel no one is looking, the guy hiding something in his waistband puts his arms to his side to reveal a gun, but when he notices I'm looking he quickly places his hands over the butt of the gun again to hide it. If you don't see anything suspicious about that then I don't know what environment you grew up in. This is not a case of Racial profiling, it's a case of someone doing something out of place at an odd time of day. I would call the police on these 2 if they were any other race, because the common factor would be a gun in their front waistband.

4 hours ago

18 hours ago

Updated 7 hours ago

lost dog - rolo

our foster-to-adopt dog took off on us last night.

last seen heading down side street by palmer square

please call 773-969-6283 with information

  • Tim

    It is a huge responsibility to become a foster dog parent. These foster pups deserve a trusted caretaker, one who can keep them safe. I hope the dog is found safe.

  • tim - your comment is completely unhelpful in finding rolo. i have fostered dozens of dogs and helped them find forever homes. i'm devastated i was not able to help rolo do the same and i do not appreciate the implication i'm an untrustworthy caretaker.

    if you happen to see him or have a helpful tip, please let me know

  • Tim

    It's devastating

2 days ago

Updated 8 hours ago

Odd event at School and Avers

Odd event near the park on School Street. Walking by CVS I see first a battalion chief, then a deputy district chief go the wrong way up the street and stop by the park. See an engine standing there, but no bystanders, no sign of EMS. A little further up the block there is one CPD SUV. It's surrounded by firefighters but only two or three cops. No one in it. FF completing paperwork on the hood of the SUV. All personnel present, both police and fire, are very quiet. No one in the neighborhood paying any attention to them, no distraught bystanders, etc. Never saw or heard any follow up response, such as ambulance.

13 hours ago

    Concealed carry permit holder scares off home invasion suspect in Riverside
    Authorities are investigating a home invasion Sunday morning in west suburban Riverside. Someone kicked in the side door of a home at 8:11 a.m. in the 500 block of Berkeley Road in Riverside after ringing the doorbell and getting no response, according to a statement form Riverside police.
    http://www.fox32chicago.com

39 hours ago

Updated 13 hours ago

What would you do?

I am on my bicycle crossing California by the Popeye's heading east, there is a car coming Westbound on Diversey, making a right hand turn to get onto the Kennedy, the woman driving the car, doesn't want to stop for me, despite me having the crosswalk signal to go, she honks, flips me off, does stop only cause I was in the crosswalk.
I have her car pictured and plate number.

  • @Fiat124 You are flat out wrong. I have data. Last month my stop sign camera logged around 650 flagrant no excuse violations (>10mph) like you saw in that small sample on youtube. There were 0 bike violations. April there were 750 car violations, 0 bikes exceeding my threshold. No cars...

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    @Fiat124 You are flat out wrong. I have data. Last month my stop sign camera logged around 650 flagrant no excuse violations (>10mph) like you saw in that small sample on youtube. There were 0 bike violations. April there were 750 car violations, 0 bikes exceeding my threshold. No cars actually stop.

    Getting hit by a car is around 100 times worse than a bike. It's false to equate the two like so many here have. Car drivers must burden 100% of responsibility. If you can't drive a car and avoid idiot bikers and pedestrians we would all be safer if you stuck to Uber.

  • Tim

    No comparison between impact that cars and bikes have. However, the conclusion is that both cars and bikes need to follow the rules. It sounds like the car in question, did, in fact follow the rules by stopping and giving way to the bicyclist...albeit with unnecessary honking and using the...

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    No comparison between impact that cars and bikes have. However, the conclusion is that both cars and bikes need to follow the rules. It sounds like the car in question, did, in fact follow the rules by stopping and giving way to the bicyclist...albeit with unnecessary honking and using the middle finger. On the contrary, the bicyclist in this example, Bart, did not appear to follow the rules and could have been seriously hurt as a result of his actions. Bart appears to be grossly misguided and misinformed about how to properly ride his bicycle.

4 days ago

Updated 15 hours ago

Cats Outside?

What is the policy on housecats being allowed loose outdoors? I frequently see one leaving an apartment near my house and it has been “aggressive-defensive” to my dog. Tonight was the most concerning because it sliced at my dogs face unexpectedly from underneath a car.

I dont know exactly know which apartment it comes from and dont plan to go knocking on doors asking who's cat it is. Im just curious if there is a cat “leash law” and who enforces it.

  • While I appreciate the sentiment, in this specific case, I've seen the exterior door left open for the cat. While many dogs would ALSO love to be outside and roaming free, they simply are not allowed and I personally believe the same should be overtly true of housecats as well,...

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    While I appreciate the sentiment, in this specific case, I've seen the exterior door left open for the cat. While many dogs would ALSO love to be outside and roaming free, they simply are not allowed and I personally believe the same should be overtly true of housecats as well, ESPECIALLY if they aren't fixed.

    Accidental or not, pet owners are 100% responsible for their pets. So if this person's cat swiped my dog in the nose and he had to get stitches, that should be on the owner.

    I essentially wanted to see if this was something we could avoid by getting ahead of it and having a grasp on the legality of the situation. I googled it but found ambiguous results and was hoping someone had more expertise here.

  • I totally understand! I was more responding to the other commenter who said cats who are allowed out are not loved. Obviously I would have to make more decisions if I felt our cat would be mean or distructive in anyway. She is super sweet and I am more concerned...

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    I totally understand! I was more responding to the other commenter who said cats who are allowed out are not loved. Obviously I would have to make more decisions if I felt our cat would be mean or distructive in anyway. She is super sweet and I am more concerned someone will catnap her and drive away where she won’t know how to find her way home.

    I have never run into issues with cats like you are but hate when people choose to leave their dogs off leash. My dog is very scared and becomes aggressive when a dog, even a friendly one, approaches her. So I get that!

3 days ago

Updated 17 hours ago

Throwing away 2 sofas

These 2 sofas are pretty worn down and beat up so pretty sure no non-profit will accept them. So I called Alderman Mell's office for help. I asked them if the city still does bulk pick up as I am looking to throw these out. They took my info and said they'd look into it and never called me back. I did follow up the day after I called. Let's leave any comments about the alderman's office for another post....

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These 2 sofas are pretty worn down and beat up so pretty sure no non-profit will accept them. So I called Alderman Mell's office for help. I asked them if the city still does bulk pick up as I am looking to throw these out. They took my info and said they'd look into it and never called me back. I did follow up the day after I called. Let's leave any comments about the alderman's office for another post.

So now I turn to EveryBlock. My main focus here is to get rid of the sofas. Will the city garbage people take these sofas away? If not, do i need to rent a truck to go dump these 2 sofas somewhere? If so, where can I go dump them?

One sofa is a 3 seater and another is a 2 seater.

  • Jinthenorthside Part time student, Part time explorer

    I threw out a pretty big sectional last November. The reg. garbage took it after like 2 days. They didn't fine us.

  • getoffmylawn Local Man

    im near kimball and belmont and put two couches out this morning right by my trash cans near the alley. they were gone in an hour, never called anyone or got a number for anything. seems fine. city website says they will take them also.

6 days ago

Updated 18 hours ago

Someone painted my garage doors!!!!

I don't know who you are!! or if you are even on Everyblock - but it is beautifully done and very much appreciated and very much needed!
I was just walking the new dogs in the alley and almost walked by with a 'where am I'? moment.
Best thing that has happened to me in...so long!!!
THANKS!!! (I'll 'pay it forward....)

  • Kittyhop - it's a long story what actually happened. I am amazed no one posted about it. The entire block was in our front yard yesterday.

    Here is the short version: Minor, drunk, stolen car. It was around 4:30pm and I was watching TV when I heard this loud BOOOOM....

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    Kittyhop - it's a long story what actually happened. I am amazed no one posted about it. The entire block was in our front yard yesterday.

    Here is the short version: Minor, drunk, stolen car. It was around 4:30pm and I was watching TV when I heard this loud BOOOOM. I seriously thought the house next door blew up. So I ran outside and saw the car in the yard. Two girls jumped out of the car and ran. Then one of them came back to get the keys. I tried to call the cops, get a picture of them and not loose my calm. Cops showed up, interviewed everyone (at this point the entire neighborhood is on my corner). Then another neighbor showed up and was like " I saw them walking in the alley". So the cops looked at me and were like "you are coming with us to identify them....". So I experienced my first chase. In a police car. Nope, this was never on my bucket list. We finally caught the driver in an alley 3 streets over. By that time 6 cop cars showed up for back up. She was a minor and drunk. All this time I tried to get ahold of my landlords but neither of them answered their phone. Anyhow, the landlord came home right when the tow truck showed up (6pm).

    Good thing no one was in the yard or on the sidewalk. This could have ended VERY bad

  • Looked and sounds like a episode of 'Chicago PD"...wow....

    (The key thing is the surprise...esp since it was stolen...too much drama for a hot day..but thanks for sharing...)

3 days ago

Updated 19 hours ago

Lost dog on Montrose in Albany Park

My wife just came across this dog on Montrose near lawndale. The dog had no collar and she was unable to catch it. Does anyone know this dog? I'm hoping he/she finds its' way home

  • Jinthenorthside Part time student, Part time explorer

    I have seen a dog that looks exactly like this! Lives in a house on Hamlin near Cullom.

28 hours ago

Jun 11

Updated 34 hours ago

HVAC contractor

Hello all,

Am looking for a reliable contractor to work on the a/c units in a two-flat. We have two a/c units and two high-efficiency furnaces; one contractor is telling us everything needs to be replaced but we are seeking other bids. If you've had a good experience with an HVAC contractor, any suggestions are welcome.

Thanks--

Jeff

  • I always use & trust Heat Leaders. 773-416-8585, ask for Ray.

  • Call Joe at Comfort Level Healing and Air. Very solid man and responds day or night, even holidays. A+ rating from BBB. 847-454-3800

3 days ago

Updated 36 hours ago

Any recommendations for tree service?

The city recently cut down the ash tree in front of our house because of ash borer infestation. The tree still looked healthy but I’m no arborist.

Can anyone recommend a tree service to treat our two remaining ash trees?

I spoke with the Bureau of Forestry and was assured that they would not remove these trees if they were recently treated.

  • If the trees are on the parkway - the city does treat them - but it seems it does not help - the city tries to keep them up as long as they are not dangerous....sooner or later they take them down - and replace them later in the year......

  • Dan57man Formerly of the fire service, living in Logan Sq.

    The care of Trees Rocks!

2 days ago

  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    REPAIRS ONLY TO EXISTING OPEN WOOD DECK: REPLACE RAILINGS, REPLACE DECKING/FLOOR BOARDS, REPLACE STAIRS, REPLACE DAMAGED JOITS- ALL WORK SAME AS EXISTING; SUBJECT TO FIELD IBSPECTIONS

    3359 N. Hamlin Ave. Issued June 15, 2018 Comment

2 days ago

Looking for lost key

I'm looking for a lost key attached to a key chain displaying Lexus. It could've been lost in Logan Square or Humboldt Park yesterday.

6 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Best place to sell appliances,etc?

We've recently (almost!) completed a reno and have a few things to sell that are in good shape/not used (coin op W/D, pedestal sink, light fixture, etc) that seem like things a landlord or builder would be interested in. Is Craigslist still the best place for this type of thing? I have tried the 'marketplace' on Facebook somewhat recently too and didn't have any luck. Are there better apps or sites? I've heard a lot of them people just try to get you down to giving it to them for free on the apps... Thanks!

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

    Charges pending against man wanted in attack on 67-year-old woman on Red Line train
    CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) - A man was in custody and charges were pending Friday evening after he allegedly attacked a 67-year-old woman on a CTA Red Line train. Chicago Police distributed surveillance photos of the man Friday afternoon and posted them to social media in hope that community members would help identify him.
    http://www.fox32chicago.com

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

New Zumba Class

Zumba with Eva Zamorano! Every Thursday at 6 p.m. beginning June 28. Dance! Exercise! Fun! The one hour class is $5. Parish Hall at St. John's Episcopal Church. 3857 N Kostner Ave.

2 days ago

Woman with mental disability reported missing from Logan Square

http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/woman-with-mental-disability-reported-missing-from-logan-square

CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) - A woman with a mental disability has been reported missing from the Logan Square neighborhood on the Northwest Side.

Desiree Rivas, 22, has been missing since Friday from the 3400 block of West Lyndale, according to an alert from Chicago Police.

Rivas was described as a 4-foot-9, 110-pound Hispanic woman with brown hair, brown eyes and a medium complexion. She has a mental disability and is dependent on insulin.

Anyone with information about Rivas’ whereabouts is asked to call Area North detectives at (312) 744-8266.

    Woman with mental disability reported missing from Logan Square
    CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) - A woman with a mental disability has been reported missing from the Logan Square neighborhood on the Northwest Side. Desiree Rivas, 22, has been missing since Friday from the 3400 block of West Lyndale, according to an alert from Chicago Police.
    http://www.fox32chicago.com

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Is it legal for a scooter with an out of state plate to park on a permit only street?

I have a friend visiting who will be bringing a scooter here. i know you can park scooters on permit only streets without a zone sticker with an IL plate, but does the same apply to out of state plates?

Thanks!

  • You can only park a scoot in permit parking if you have a city of Chicago patking tag. It's a little circle that you put on license plate. City clerk sells them $40 I think

  • The "little circle" is the equivalent of the city sticker on the windshield of a car. It has nothing to do with parking. Motorcycles are exempt from zoned parking restrictions.

Oct 09

Updated 2 days ago

Handyman Services Needed Recommendations please

We have a number of repairs (garbage disposal change, leaky faucet, ceiling fan problem...) looking for reliable, reasonably priced help Thank you!

  • Did you find someone you're happy with? - And if so, care to share their contact info?

  • Jonathon 773-234-8356 . My family uses him and we use him at our job. I think everybody in my office has had him out at least once. One thing we like about him is that he is always on time and always in contact. He does really good work and keeps everything neat. He's in the neighborhood as well.

3 days ago

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

What happened last night

There were cops all over the streets and helicopters on top my neighbor said that someone got shot but saw nothing on the new

  • If you are hoping for a response, the location to which you are referring should be provided.

  • Maz ethnic/cabaret accordionist, bungalow owner

    What CubsHawksBears said. I did a separate post on NextDoor urging people to please give a location when posting about events or crime. We don't need to know your exact address, just a general area, i.e. Belmont & Pulaski, 3600 block of N. St. Louis, etc.

  • I heard them and saw them overhead, roughly circling around Milwaukee/Pulaski and probably on the other side of the freeway along Pulaski. Seemed like another helicopter was further north - maybe as far as Wilson? Spotlights used along Pulaski near Cornelia. Happened roughly 8:30 to 9:30 Thursday night. Didn't go outdoors, so can't comment on police activity on the ground. The helicopter closest to Pulaski/Cornelia flew very low.

3 days ago

Medill/Central Park last eve around midnight?

Anyone know what was going on there? The whole block was closed off, w/ambulance, firetrucks, many police cars?

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Too bad...

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/soccer/ct-world-cup-2026-20180613-story.html

Too bad the city will overspend on tax incentives to attract companies but won't pay to bring some worldwide focus...

    U.S., Mexico and Canada win joint bid for 2026 World Cup; Chicago won't be a host site
    The World Cup is returning to the United States, and this time, Mexico and Canada are along for the wild ride. Chicago, however, will not be among the host cities. A North American joint bid won the rights Wednesday to host the 2026 edition of the celebrated soccer tournament, defeating Morocco and bouncing back from an unfathomable U.S.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com
  • That is true in hosting an entire event...hosting a game or two wouldn't have nearly the same scale of issues.

  • That is also more true when you have to create infrastructure. Chicago would not be creating any transportation or venue infrastructure. If anything it might speed along some backlogged transportation projects.

    Sure it'd be overcrowded for a week or so...but I think it'd be worth the visibility and potential investment.

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

House cleaning help !

Anyone have a cleaning person...who isn't afraid of, and is careful with animals in the home. I really need some heavy work done. Scrubbing floors etc... I prefer a person, to a service....but would do a service if I have to...thank you

  • Not to direct you away from Normas but I use thumbtack.com for these types of projects. You describe the job and then you get a bunch of bids. Really convenient.

  • Are you looking for a regular person or just a one-time?

4 days ago

Nov 10

Updated 4 days ago

Looking semi regular handyman

I own a 3 flat in Logan Square and 2nd floor tenant wants deadbolt installed and french doors repaired (extent of damage is unknown).

I would like to find someone nearby who I could rely on for continuing, though infrequent, service.

Jun 09

Updated 4 days ago

I have a PARROT at my bird feeder...

Not a parakeet, but a green parrot that is 12" long. I tried to take a picture but everything is green and it let me know that it wasn't interested. I'll figure out better food for it..

  • DianeW just nosey

    Oooh, I'm so glad it's still around, and thank you so much, Kitty hop, for trying to help.

    Have you tried regular old pet bird seed? Like unsalted sunflower seeds and unsalted safflower seeds?The bird might recognize that as food more so than fruit, In case it hasn't been exposed to a varied diet of fruit and veggies in it's previous home.

  • On my way to get some....

Oct 13 2012

Updated 4 days ago

Does anyone have a speed heater/silent paint remover they'd be willing to rent?

We're removing tons of paint from our new/old two-flat, and are interested in trying an infrared paint removal system. The reviews seem mixed, so we'd love to try it out before making the purchase. Would anyone in the area have one they'd be willing to rent out for a day or two?

Thanks!

  • How did the speedheater work? Any chance you'd be willing to rent it out? We just bought a bungalow and have quite a bit of paint removal ahead of us and are trying to find the best approach - I found this post while searching to find a local source to rent.

    Thanks!

  • JLD Evanston DIYer

    LSRebecca, Interested in renting your SpeedHeater?

6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

FREE - Electric hospital bed with 1/2 side rail, waterproof mattress, and wired hand control.

Need one? Contact me for pick up. Just click on my name and send an e-mail through my profile page.

  • Hi Gil, if you don't get takers through EB, local churches or Salvation Army may also be willing to help you find a taker.

Jun 11

Updated 5 days ago

Honda Wheels Stolen

Got my wheels stolen Saturday night (06/09) right behand my house on logan blvd. My 2018 Accord was parked in the alley right behind my house on Logan Boulevard.

Worst thing is that these jerks had to do it on a Saturday, when all dealerships are closed on Sunday, so it just has had to sit there all day yesterday!

It's one thing to be a thief, it's another to be just that inconsiderate!

:|

  • LL

    Ooof, I saw the car propped up this weekend. Sorry this happened. It looks like the cameras point right at your spot. Any identifying footage?

  • Tomorrow is another day Happy resident of North Park Village

    What a terrible thing to happen! Which block of Logan? You could have had the car taken to a tire dealership, such as Firestone or NTB. They're open on Sundays. Make sure you get wheel locks!

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