17 hours ago

Updated 26 min ago

2 young men are pretending to be utilities.

My roommate opened the door on Sacramento 2600 block and 2 young men said they worked for gas and electric and we were not receiving mail. First off- those are separate companies running those utilities, so they wouldn’t be representing them together. Secondly without invite/ credentials/ proper outfit they attempted to walk into our apartment. Don’t know what this would have turned into if they got trough, but keep a heads up.

  • Ok, because I had 3 men come to my door last Friday at 8pm with Direct Energy. I was very weary and took pictures of their badges. I have People's Gas coming to read my meters next Tuesday and they said it was regarding that but I was confused why they were doing this in the freezing cold on a Friday night.

  • VictorPaul Logan Square Resident

    Don't let them in! I bet it's the same guys by me. I Got called by tenants where i work that these guys kept knocking on there door and wouldn't leave. When I got up to the guy and asked him to leave he took a swing at me .

    I'd add a picture of them But not sure how

36 hours ago

  • Permit issued for electric wiring

    REPLACE EXISTING CONTRACTOR PERMIT NUMBER 100714851,ALL WORK TO BE DONE AS SHOWN ON THE PLANS AND PER ORIGINAL PERMIT. EKO

    1800 W. Wabansia Ave. Issued December 12, 2017 Comment

Oct 17

Updated 2 days ago

Victory Grill?

Hi all. Does anyone have an update on the proposed diner at the old Cafeteria Marianao at 2246 N Milwaukee Avenue? The article mentioned opening "late 2017 or early 2018," but haven't seen much progress. We're fans of Cozy Corner, but they're not open for dinner and this has the potential of becoming a great local option. Thanks!

https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20170328/logan-square/cafeteria-marianao-the-victory-grill-george-liakopoulos

    The Victory Grill To Replace Longtime Logan Staple Cafeteria Marianao
    LOGAN SQUARE - The building that housed longtime neighborhood staple Cafeteria Marianao will soon see new life as the Victory Grill, a diner serving full breakfast and boozy shakes, according to owner George Liakopoulos. The fast-casual diner, 2246-48 N.
    https://www.dnainfo.com
  • Does anyone have an update on this? Haven't seen much progress so far...

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Looking to rent a garage in Logan Square

Hello,

I live on the 2500 block of Mozart Ave in Logan Square. I am looking to rent an entire garage somewhere near my home. The garage would be used for Storage of my work tools and supplies. I would be in and out of the garage typically once a day.

Please let me know if you are interested in renting your garage.

Regards,

Topher

  • Not a good idea to store valuable tools or bikes in a garage around here. If anything is stolen, would you expect the homeowners insurance to cover it?

  • I looked into that for my garage and possible rental; my ins. would not cover that. (Allstate)

  • Gil Jimenez Private Investigator; IL concealed carry trainer

    Allstate tells me they do not cover tools. Furthermore, you should check with your insurance company to determine what they will cover when your property is stolen from someone else's garage.

6 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Dear City Newbies, Please Pick Up Your Dog Poop!

Some guy today let his dog poop on the sidewalk and casually walked away like it was nothing. The owner of the house he pooped in front of came out and talked to him and he not only refused to pick it up, he then treated this man who has lived in Bucktown forever like he was a crazy person. I happened upon this scene and it was quite amazing. He really thought it was unnecessary to pick up after...

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Some guy today let his dog poop on the sidewalk and casually walked away like it was nothing. The owner of the house he pooped in front of came out and talked to him and he not only refused to pick it up, he then treated this man who has lived in Bucktown forever like he was a crazy person. I happened upon this scene and it was quite amazing. He really thought it was unnecessary to pick up after his dog.

He's 30ish, short blondish brown hair with a new small black puppy. He;s got a wild eyed stare that looks like he might have moved here from some podunk town in East Texas. I'd post a pic but that probably would be against the rules here plus I don't carry a phone with me. I'm amazed at the arrogance thinking it's OK to let dog poop sit on the sidewalk. This might work in his farm country but don't they teach any manners there? End of rant. Still kind of pissed. This happened on Shakespeare just west of Hoyne.

BTW: If there was a Patrol Dogs Club that poop and all others would get picked up by the next dog walker.

  • Dear Mr. RAKARWOWSKI, Thou doth protest too much, methinks.

    My use of East Texas was an obtuse reference to my true observation that he looked and acted like an alt-right young Republican Evangeiist -- the kind I used to know in college. Nowadays they have become more embolden. He probably thought my neighbor who has lived here forever was an immigrant of some sort. That's the vibe I got and that's why I made this post.

  • RAKARWOWSKI RETIRED CITY WORKER, CLEANING UP HUMBOLDT PARK

    I don't protest, this is EB and I enjoy my freedom of speech they allow me when I read things like you posted and see nothing a little bad in what you posted. Again, I could be wrong but that is what I got out of those statements. Have a nice day.

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Hand Gun shots fired

Last night at 3:10 am this morning my self my father and neighbors were awaken when we heard 2 shots fired from a handgun then about 6 more rounds. Sounded like it was coming from Lyndale and Western ave or possible on Western ave and Palmer. Just curious did anyone see or hear anything ?

5 days ago

Contemporary home in Bucktown: $3.7M

1848 N. Paulina St. in Chicago: $3,675,000

    Contemporary home in Bucktown: $3.7M
    1848 N. Paulina St. in Chicago, illinois
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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Dec 04

Updated Dec 04

Ultra-contemporary Bucktown mansion with spacious patio lists for $3.675M

1848 N. Paulina Street, Chicago IL [Compass]

    Ultra-contemporary Bucktown mansion with spacious patio lists for $3.675M
    Though some might be turned off by its minimalist exterior and pillbox-like horizontal windows, this spacious Bucktown mansion is best enjoyed from the inside looking out. Designed by Chicago-based Osterhaus McCarthy Architects and completed in 2013, the contemporary six-bedroom, seven-bathroom home is full of natural light and blurs the line between indoors and out.
    https://chicago.curbed.com

  • Mute Mute Me

    "Though some might be turned off by its minimalist exterior and pillbox-like horizontal windows"

    Im more turned off by the price.

    "this spacious Bucktown mansion is best enjoyed from the inside looking out"

    I would home every home would best be enjoyed from the inside!

    That wine cellar should be given more credit!

Dec 01

Updated Dec 03

Catalytic Converter stolen in Logan Square

Good morning. Just a public service announcement for the neighborhood. I started my car (mid-2000s Lexus SUV) that was parked on the 2600 of West Medill on Thursday (11/30) morning. I heard a large rumble when starting and checked underneath car to see that the catalytic converter was cut out. My neighbor was nice enough to share the video from his security camera that shows 2 people exiting a 4-door car (Infiniti?) with a moonroof at 4:38am. I know that...

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Good morning. Just a public service announcement for the neighborhood. I started my car (mid-2000s Lexus SUV) that was parked on the 2600 of West Medill on Thursday (11/30) morning. I heard a large rumble when starting and checked underneath car to see that the catalytic converter was cut out. My neighbor was nice enough to share the video from his security camera that shows 2 people exiting a 4-door car (Infiniti?) with a moonroof at 4:38am. I know that they cut them out quick, but it looks like it might have been done beforehand and then picked up as they were at the car for less than 10 seconds. When I filed the police report, the officer said there had been several others reported in last few days. With the rising prices for the precious metals inside them, it sounds like there might be more to come.

Here is a DNAinfo on the topic from a few months ago.
https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20170925/lincoln-park/catalytic-converter-thefts-stolen

    Catalytic Converters Stolen From Lincoln Park Cars
    CHICAGO - Thieves are stealing catalytic converters from cars in Lincoln Park, police said. The thieves cut off the catalytic converters and are apparently targeting Lexus and Honda cars, according to a Chicago Police community alert. The thefts occurred: * Between the evening of Aug. 7 and early morning of Aug.
    https://www.dnainfo.com
  • Sal, hopefully we're both good from here on in with the aftermarket converters. Knock on wood, it's been 3 years now since my theft and still parking on the street with no second thefts. Good luck to both of us and everyone else. Wish the justice system would throw the book at these guys when caught instead of slapping them on the wrists!

  • It's illegal to sell them here, but not in Indiana. What we need is a federal law to make it illegal to sell them anywhere unless they're attached to a car.

Dec 01

Updated Dec 02

Carjacking 12/01/17 12:25PM at 2212 West Lyndale

I was listening to the Chicago Police Department scanner and heard reports related to an aggravated vehicular hijacking at 2212 West Lyndale at 12:25PM on Friday, December 1, 2017.

The offenders were three black males, two armed with handguns, who pulled up to the hijacked vehicle in a Silver 2014 Chevy Equinox. The Equinox used in this carjacking was reported to have been also previously carjacked in Broadview, Illinois by two black males who were reported to be armed and...

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I was listening to the Chicago Police Department scanner and heard reports related to an aggravated vehicular hijacking at 2212 West Lyndale at 12:25PM on Friday, December 1, 2017.

The offenders were three black males, two armed with handguns, who pulled up to the hijacked vehicle in a Silver 2014 Chevy Equinox. The Equinox used in this carjacking was reported to have been also previously carjacked in Broadview, Illinois by two black males who were reported to be armed and dangerous.

From the City of Chicago crime map, I was able to find reports of two carjackings in this part of Bucktown over the last 12 months:

AGGRAVATED VEHICULAR HIJACKING
01/21/2017 05:45:00 AM
023XX W LYNDALE ST
IUCR 0326

VEHICULAR HIJACKING
09/16/2017 03:53:00 AM
023XX N OAKLEY AVE
IUCR 0325

I have attached a map of all vehicular hijackings in and near Bucktown in the last 12 months. To get more details about these incidents, and other crimes in the area, you can search the City of Chicago crime map at:

https://data.cityofchicago.org/Public-Safety/Crimes-Map/dfnk-7re6/data

    Crimes - Map | City of Chicago | Data Portal
    This dataset reflects reported incidents of crime that have occurred in the City of Chicago over the past year, minus the most recent seven days of data. Data is extracted from the Chicago Police Department's CLEAR (Citizen Law Enforcement Analysis and Reporting) system.
    https://data.cityofchicago.org
  • The crimeisdown.com website has separate, online streams of scanner broadcasts from all 13 CPD zones.

    https://crimeisdown.com/audio

    Broadcastify only offers the general CPD stream, which scans traffic in the 13 zones and often does not capture important dispatches in specific zones. Broadcastify will also often play recordings from earlier dispatches even...

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    The crimeisdown.com website has separate, online streams of scanner broadcasts from all 13 CPD zones.

    https://crimeisdown.com/audio

    Broadcastify only offers the general CPD stream, which scans traffic in the 13 zones and often does not capture important dispatches in specific zones. Broadcastify will also often play recordings from earlier dispatches even while indicating that the scanner is live and current.

    Bucktown is in District 14 which is in Zone 3. If you listen to the Zone 3 stream on crimeisdown.com, you will hear all the dispatches and police officer replies as they are occurring.

    I will often have the scanner playing in the background as I work and I am now used to listening to three or four zones simultaneously. Even though dispatches are almost constant and there is overlap in dispatches from the zones, it is possible to monitor large areas of the city in this way.

    CPD and the City of Chicago only release information about crimes and post details on their crime maps 7 days after each incident. Many other major cities post information within 24 hours.

    If someone is not learning about Chicago crime incidents through scanner broadcasts, there can be criminals targeting specific areas for repeat robberies and burglaries within a 7 day period and people will be vulnerable and unaware in those areas. I have noticed that robberies especially can suddenly become a problem in a neighborhood or block that was otherwise safe for months previously.

    I will continue to post details of major incidents that suggest that there is an active, ongoing threat with suspects at large. The CPD is doing a great job of catching some robbers and robberies and assaults are sometimes related to criminal activity such as drug dealing. I am not posting those incidents because they do not create a heightened danger for most citizens.

  • jaye els Returned to Hyde Park Kenwood

    Thanks John R

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Nov 30

  • Permit issued for electric wiring

    FURNISH AND INSTALL ONE SURFACE MOUNTED 240VOLT 30AMP 1-PHASE 4-WIRE NEMA 14-30R OUTLET IN A NEW LOCATION NEXT TO THE EXISTING 100AMP ELECTRICAL PANEL ON THE BACK WALL IN THE GARAGE.

    1836 N. Wood St. Issued November 28, 2017 Comment

Nov 30

Man Appears To Steal Package After Delivering It

The incident happened on the 1700 block of North Winchester. Jensen says the victim, who did not want to appear on camera, also filed a police report.

    Man Appears To Steal Package After Delivering It
    CHICAGO (CBS) - Thieves swiping packages right off front steps is an increasing concern this time of year. But, here's a troubling twist: One Bucktown resident believes the same person who delivered her package also stole it. Home security cameras captured what should have been a normal UPS delivery.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

Nov 28

Eric Fischer posted 18 photos to Flickr:

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Nov 26

Looking for this cat’s owner

We found this sweet girl in Bucktown. Not chipped and no tags. Old gold collar.

Nov 26

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Nov 17

Updated Nov 22

concern about safety

There is an urgent need for adequate lighting on the North side of the 606 at Bloomingdale and Western. The pavement is very uneven and dangerous to pedestrians. Also any traffic coming from the East trying to merge onto Western cannot see what's coming from northbound traffic on Western. There should be a way for cars to see what's coming on Western, in order to merge without blocking the crosswalk or entering Western since that's very dangerous to the moving cars on Western as well.

  • JeannyB Old Apartment renovator, architect,

    . I still think a more intense street light would be necessary for the pedestrians though as repaving would probably not last due to Chicago climate and the fact that it's somewhat under a viaduct (the 606) which always has bad pavement anyway. That would be better than a stop...

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    . I still think a more intense street light would be necessary for the pedestrians though as repaving would probably not last due to Chicago climate and the fact that it's somewhat under a viaduct (the 606) which always has bad pavement anyway. That would be better than a stop sign, if it would stay visible. Right now you can see a little portion of coming traffic thru the posts, but not everything....and you're not totally sure of what's coming and how fast.
    Where should it be placed exactly? T He more detail you tell the city, the better.

  • Artist girl Artist and Muscian

    I didn't say a stop sign, I said a convex traffic mirror that would show approaching traffic reflected in it. It would solve the problem. You would place it to the right, on the north side of Bloomingdale, where it meets Western, and turn it so that it shows approaching traffic.

Nov 22

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