2 days ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Boxes needed

Hi! Looking for boxes, I will pick them up! Thanks!

20 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Yet another stray package....

Hello all,

I figured I'd give it a try. If you live in the vicinity of Maplewood and Logan, and received an unexpected package, about 12" x 12" x 4" (cardboard box) addressed to the last name Martin, could you message me? I know it's a long shot, but it was an eBay purchase and USPS shows it as having been delivered to the front door. (And if you're the person who stole it, I hope you have a 16mm film projector because otherwise it's junk to you...)

Thanks,

Jeff

  • Good neighbor! I have lived on Troy St. since 1990 and love it!

    UPS sent me a message they had delivered my package. I looked all over, not there! I told LL Bean, which sent a replacement. It arrived. Then I got a message from LL Bean saying they had received my return. I asked, what return? Turns out UPS SAID they had...

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    UPS sent me a message they had delivered my package. I looked all over, not there! I told LL Bean, which sent a replacement. It arrived. Then I got a message from LL Bean saying they had received my return. I asked, what return? Turns out UPS SAID they had delivered my package, but never did. Instead, it was somewhere in their warehouse or truck and they returned it. I wonder if something similar happened to you. I have had packaged delivered by UPS for years, I am friends with the driver even and this has never happened. Best of luck finding your package or at least learning its fate.

  • i talked to the delivery person yesterday and let her know what's going on. having my packages shipped to work. hope the idiot who got mine enjoys their magnifiying readers and hand-carved mexican wrestler.

24 hours ago

Updated 7 hours ago

Hit and Run last night

Last night (Friday) a little after 7:00pm my husband was hit by a car while crossing the street at California + Cortland. The police came, and he was taken to the hospital with a concussion, broken nose, and pretty badly beat up. We are grateful it wasn't worse. Regardless, the video from the liquor store wasn't enough to see a license plate. We think it was a red Ford SUV. If anyone saw anything could you let me know? Thank you!

  • So sad...so sorry..hope he is feeling better soon.(I'm no help but hope someone is.)

  • krw

    It seems red SUV's are the favorite getaway vehicle from what i keep reading.

  • krw

    And I am so sorry this happened to you and so glad its not worse. Take care.

8 hours ago

Found Dog - help

Friendly - found near Palmer and Hamlin.

42 hours ago

Updated 10 hours ago

Home repair scams

There are some guys driving around in a big shinny new bright blue pick up truck asking if you want any home repairs (foundations/cement work). One guy comes out of the truck and ask people who are outside working on their house. He comes up to you very nicely like he knows you. He was carrying a black folder we assume to write people estimates. We said no and they left. There is no name on the truck and the back plate on the truck has a darken plastic cover over it so you can not read the plate number. Male 30's dark hair buzz cut.

2 days ago

Updated 11 hours ago

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,

    You're quite sure of yourself and clueless about how people navigate. People merge into traffic from alleys all over creation. I don't know what ADA means or why this would be considered a violation, but Western is not a highway or an expressway, and the traffic on Western would be...

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    You're quite sure of yourself and clueless about how people navigate. People merge into traffic from alleys all over creation. I don't know what ADA means or why this would be considered a violation, but Western is not a highway or an expressway, and the traffic on Western would be compelled to stop for a stop sign. If you live on Bloomingdale, east of Western there are NOT many ways of getting to where you want to go without a lot of one-way streets, cut offs and lots of frustration, so you shouldn't be dispensing generic advice that in reality is quite meaningless.
    You also just describe the sidewalk problem, without any problem-solving. Stronger streetlights would definitely help some one on foot see the ground and not trip over the uneven junk and get hurt.
    Don't forget there's a lot more bldgs. going up, without parking, which assumes that these folks will be navigating by bicycle or on foot...which means a lot more traffic.

  • ADA means Americans with Disabilities Act - the sidewalk is not wide enough to accommodate wheelchairs plus pedestrians.

26 hours ago

Updated 11 hours ago

Scam? Peoples Energy Bill??

I live at the Drake/Armitage Block and 3 people (one guy, 2 women) just came to my house asking to see a copy of my People's Gas energy bill. Told them no. They told me if they don't look at it my prices will increase sky rocking next month. Is this a new scam going around?

  • This scam has been going around for years, so I imagine people believe them all the time, sadly.

  • This is what is considered a Multi-Level Marketing company. The way these companies make their money is by having their sales people pay for the opportunity to sell electricity under the company name. The employees are paid for selling you electricity, but they are paid more when they sign someone up to sell electricity. So while they were telling the truth about switching your bill (your rate may very well drop with them), they are definitely scamming their own employees. Another example of a MLM is Vector marketing.

4 days ago

Updated 17 hours ago

Found Female Chihuahua

Found near the intersection of Honore and Wood Street yesterday (11/14) evening.

Please contact My Vet Animal Hospital if you recognize this little lady or if she belongs to you. (773)235-8387.

  • Ev

    So Hoping this girl might be Shayna missing from Skokie. Her family saw a camera video from where she was lost while with a sitter that showed she was picked up, so it's possible she ended up in Chicago. I did contact Shayna's mom and she is going to contact...

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    So Hoping this girl might be Shayna missing from Skokie. Her family saw a camera video from where she was lost while with a sitter that showed she was picked up, so it's possible she ended up in Chicago. I did contact Shayna's mom and she is going to contact you as she looks like her girl. She is not on facebook and I believe her grandson who lives in Texas is trying to help her set up a facebook account to comment on on the hospital's post. Her phone number: (224) 766-6566 https://www.facebook.com/LostFoundPetsChicagoIL/photos/a.1940701626149048.1073741828.1753317621554117/2028868947332315/?type=3&theater

3 days ago

Updated 27 hours ago

Bike stolen (Fyxation Eastside champion with stripes)

Hi Neighbors, if you see this bike anywhere, please reach out. I love this bike, and it was stolen while I was getting married, super bogus. I recently replaced the fork, so the front does not have the stripes that the body has, making it unique. It was stolen from our basement laundry room in Logan Square near Unity Park. It has a black rack and a copper bell.

  • Achilles Flaneur ear witness

    Very sorry to hear about this and the timing is especially lousy. A number of everyblock neighbors had similar experiences earlier this year in this neighborhood,myself included. We think the thief used a credit card to jimmy the lock as there was no sign of forced entry and we had only a doorknob lock on our exterior basement door.
    i wish you luck in finding it and best wishes in your marriage.

  • Rob Lejman Chicago born and raised. North side.

    Thank you

4 days ago

Updated 28 hours ago

Anyone get a misdirected package on Tuesday?

It's probably stolen, but i'm hoping against hope someone got my package by mistake yesterday. It's about a foot tall, delivered around 1 p.m. in the area of calf. and armitage. it's just a folk art carving -- nothing fabulously valuable -- but had sentimental value and was intended to as a gift. It was shipped from Santa Monica, CA, to my address on california ave. in chicago. please let me know if you have seen a package -- or...

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It's probably stolen, but i'm hoping against hope someone got my package by mistake yesterday. It's about a foot tall, delivered around 1 p.m. in the area of calf. and armitage. it's just a folk art carving -- nothing fabulously valuable -- but had sentimental value and was intended to as a gift. It was shipped from Santa Monica, CA, to my address on california ave. in chicago. please let me know if you have seen a package -- or the remains of one (if stolen, it might have been dumped when they saw what was in it) usps tracking says they "left by mailbox" which in my case would have been the sidewalk, instead of leaving it somewhere sensible, like the porch, so it could be anywhere.

  • there was a news report on nbc local news last night re "rash of package theft" ...the report was made up of people's security cameras showing various folks running off with their packages,so i guess it has started. i do have a hiding place between two planters that sometimes the...

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    there was a news report on nbc local news last night re "rash of package theft" ...the report was made up of people's security cameras showing various folks running off with their packages,so i guess it has started. i do have a hiding place between two planters that sometimes the carrier uses, sometimes not, but having everything sent to work right now or just not buying. amazon is pretty good about replacing low cost items that get stolen. it was the pricy ebay package (sent fed ex with no signature and no insurance and then locally delivered by uspc that i am sol out for more than 100 bucks.) live and learn.

  • Achilles Flaneur ear witness

    That's really too bad; now you're going to need a new hiding place too.

29 hours ago

Chicago comic book store celebrates superheros for National Local Comic Shop Day

WGN's Erik Runge visited Challengers Comics on 1845 North Western Avenue and spoke to local comic book creators who say there's a comic book for everyone.

    Chicago comic book store celebrates superheros for National Local Comic Shop Day
    CHICAGO -- The newest comic book inspired movie, "The Justice League" hit theaters this weekend and local comic book shops celebrated the superhero craze by taking part in National Local Comic Shop Day. WGN's Erik Runge visited Challengers Comics on 1845 North Western Avenue and spoke to local comic book creators who say there's a comic book for everyone.
    http://wgntv.com

46 hours ago

Updated 29 hours ago

Shots fired at Lawndale and Altgeld - again

Just heard 3 shots fired. Sounded like it came from the same spot as a few nights ago. Stay safe, neighbors.

  • k

    There were two sets of gun shots. After the first round there were cops walking around up and down Lawndale. It's been so quite and now shots two nights in one week. It's scary.

  • k

    Shots were fired again today. Cops are on the scene now.

  • Anyone have any updates?

3 days ago

Updated 35 hours ago

Found Dog (Logan Square, Milwaukee and Talmand)

Found a pup wandering the Chase/Bubbleland parking lot this morning at 10am. He’s about 50lbs, Black/white/grey with white paws. Seems like a shepherd/lab/hound mix. Had a collar but no name/contact.

Let’s find this little buddy his family!

  • TWP

    Thanks, Tim. We took him to Animal Control and they said he had a chip. Still no clear whether they've tracked down the owner, but I'll update when I hear more. Interesting that you've seen a dog so close to where we live.

  • Philip Independent Business owner ,47th. ward since 1968

    Great job by great people, thanks for helping this little lost guy.

40 hours ago

  • Permit issued for new construction

    INSTALL NEW TRELLIS WALLS ALONG EXISTING PARAPET WALLS AND AROUND MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT PER ARCHITECTURAL NEW FIRE RESIST. DECKING PER PLANS. **CERTIFIED PLANS CORRECTIONS: CONDITIONAL PERMIT SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS **

    2305 W. Wabansia Ave. Issued November 16, 2017 Comment
  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    REVISION TO PERMIT #100721823 TO CHANGE THE MASON OF RECORD TO BM INTERNATIONAL.

    2413 W. Cortland St. Issued November 16, 2017 Comment

41 hours ago

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Oct 27

Updated 41 hours ago

Electrician recommendation

Looking for an electrician to replace an outdoor outlet. Any recommendations? It's a small job.
Thanks!

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

    Hi Tina - our family business is AIK Restoration & Repair. For scheduling, please send an email to aikrandr@yahoo.com https://www.yelp.com/biz/aik-restoration-and-repair-chicago?sort_by=rating_desc

  • Thanks, Robin. Someone is supposed to be coming out today to replace the outlet . If that falls through, I will contact ASAP -looking to have it done today, if possible

  • Not sure if you were able to get someone to take care of your outlet, we just had Aurora Electric come out and take care of some outdoor outlets by our patio and deck. They did a great job and the electrician that came to our home was very professional and respectful. Heck, our dog even liked him! Here is their site, www.AuroraElectricInc.com

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Hit & Run of older man w/cane on Tue 11/13/17 LoSqu, Chgo 60647

Hit & Run of elderly Latino man Tue 11/13/17 approx 9p on W. Armitage near N. Central Park/Eastbound lane. CPR was performed in the field and in the Ambo, but I suspect man died since no resp or heartbeat noted, and he was lying as still as a statue on the ground w/no chest movement/respirations or consciousness. The driver got this man good.

The police took statements but no one saw what happened except after the collision they saw the...

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Hit & Run of elderly Latino man Tue 11/13/17 approx 9p on W. Armitage near N. Central Park/Eastbound lane. CPR was performed in the field and in the Ambo, but I suspect man died since no resp or heartbeat noted, and he was lying as still as a statue on the ground w/no chest movement/respirations or consciousness. The driver got this man good.

The police took statements but no one saw what happened except after the collision they saw the driver stopped then take off. No driver or car discription was provider either. However, one witness said the man flew up and over loosing his shoes in the process.

It was sad and humbling watching someone die in front of you in the middle of the street.
Call CPD in Lo Squ or Hermosa if you have any details about this accident. I havene't seen the story in any social media or news outlet to date. Sad.

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Found purse

Found a purse Belden-Kimball no ids. Very few things in purse. It was soaking wet from the rain.

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Suspicious Activity

Hi all,

I think there is a man casing the homes on the 2900 block of Wisner. He rang my doorbell on Tuesday evening, but had left my porch by the time I came to the door. I saw him pacing in front of my house and talking on his phone. Yesterday he rang again. When I answered the door, he asked me if we have Comcast cable and internet. When I answered “yes,” he said “Then I can’t sell you anything” and left. I didn’t take a good look at him. He was an Asian man with medium to heavy build. He was wearing light colored clothes.

  • Bonnie L. Braverman Logan Square Lover

    If you are him again call the police. Don't answer your door unless you know who is behind the closed door. Be very careful and keep us posted.

  • You can also request 'suspicious activity' on you block by calling the police station and police cars will make extra trips down your block. (If you re close to a school, that helps in the call.) Do call because remember 'if it doesn't feel right, than is is mostly likely NOT right.." We watch out for each other..

Nov 10

Updated 2 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.

  • Achilles Flaneur ear witness

    consistent use of pro-biotic yogurts will help your handyman become regular.

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

    Chia seeds, too (with an added bonus of lowering blood sugar)

2 days ago

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5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Looking for a daily dog walker (M-F) in Logan Square!

I am looking for dog walker to walk my furry baby around 5PM, Monday through Friday. I prefer someone who is working independently.

Are you someone who provides this service or can you recommend someone?

Thanks!

  • AprilsAngelsPets 12-year dog walking provider

    I would be happy to help. I have been working independently for 12 years as a dog walker now. Before that i worked at two different dog daycares and as an assistant trainer.

  • carrie 40-year Palmer Square resident

    I recommend "Home Alone" - terrific service for my kitties. Erin is an independent and has great reviews on Yelp.

3 days ago

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Shots fired at Altgeld and Lawndale

Shots fired at Altgeld and Lawndale. Police arrived within minutes. Fire truck, ambulance and many police here.

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Stray cat problem

I have a stray cat that consistently sits on top of my car parked in my carport. Normally this wouldn't bother me but it's using my hood as a bathroom and a scratch pad. I intend to trap and bring to animal control unless someone has another suggestion.

  • PAWS has traps available. You can put a refundable deposit down and pick up the trap. You can then take the cat (in the trap) to Paws in Little Village for neutering or spaying. The cost is $40. That includes rabies shot, revolution flea and tick as well as a microchp and ear tipping.

  • There is a Facebook group called Chicago Community Cats..lots of very cat savvy on it who deal with strays and ferals.

4 days ago

The Comedy Clubhouse's "Wishin Control" is a Critic's Pick.

The Comedy Clubhouse, that purple building on Ashland just south of North Ave, just opened with their Main Stage Theatrical, Wishin Control. It was reviewed this past weekend and got the critic's pick:

http://perform.ink/review-wishin-control-comedy-clubhouse/

    Review: WISHIN' CONTROL at The Comedy Clubhouse | PerformInk
    By Jonald Jude Reyes When problems grow weary on a person's mind, sometimes the last string of hope is to just wish. "I wish I would win the lotto," or "I wish the right person would come along," or "I wish Kevin James would make another Mall Cop!"
    http://perform.ink

4 days ago

    Protect Rental Property Assets with an LLC
    Real Estate has always been considered a safe investment since the supply is finite and the demand grows with the population. Even though we have seen some swings in the real estate market over the past decade, the theory still is held true by many.
    http://illinoisestateplanning.blogspot.com

4 days ago

  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    masonry work only-area of work appx 700sf:rebuild the south /east chimney & parapet wall. replace all lintels (not longer than 6 ft). repair/replace common bricks on east elevation-(no structural work)- all work same as existing; subject to field inspections

    2415 W. Wabansia Ave. Issued November 13, 2017 Comment

4 days ago

6 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Gunshots in Logan square?

At about 12:40am early Monday I hear what sounded like gunshots. 1 shot then followed by 7 after. Did anyone else hear this? I call 911 to be on the safe side I told them it sounded like it came from the direction of Diversey and Troy st.

  • bigbadron sorry.

    yeah, i'm trying to figure out what exactly happened. we just got back from a vacation and found out our car was hit. judging by the trajectory, it looks like the shots went north from Diversey. our neighbor said the shots were loud enough as if they were in the alley. regardless if the shots were from the alley or Diversey, the CBS story doesn't make sense. so either they messed up the report, or the guy who was shot was lying about what happened.

  • I’m so sorry your car was hit! The story had it wrong - The shots definitely happened on Troy, I think the guys were heading south, two cars shooting at eathother, as cars windows were shot out from the front and back.

Nov 12

Updated 5 days ago

Trees damaged at former MegaMall teardown

Antunovich Associates were the developer here, Houston 7979 Parking is listed as the owner. Fences leaning on trees and falling all over, exposed roots on most of the trees on the lot along Linden, lots of garbage piling up and there are now some trees knocked over.

  • I agree it's a mess and the fence should be fixed before the whole place becomes a dump. Those maple trees are not part of the final design so don't get too attached to them.

  • Michael McDonough Resident of BelCragin

    Why ruin a good view of the blue line as all eight cars disappear into the subway and give way to eight more ascending out from it ?

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