23 hours ago

Updated 12 min ago

Gang Tag?

Found this tag on my entry vestibule this morning. Any idea what it means? This is in bucktown on damen near 606.

17 hours ago

Updated 43 min ago

Garbage Garbage Garbage!

Why are the streets of the 1st Ward constantly lined with garbage?! This is an ongoing problem that seems to have no initiative in place to care for the situation. It seems to be especially bad in the triangle of Milwaukee, California and Armitage. Businesses and restaurants do little to,keep the sidewalk and street in front of them clean. The Chase School property is often a garbage dump and Point St and Francis Place which border the school are littered...

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Why are the streets of the 1st Ward constantly lined with garbage?! This is an ongoing problem that seems to have no initiative in place to care for the situation. It seems to be especially bad in the triangle of Milwaukee, California and Armitage. Businesses and restaurants do little to,keep the sidewalk and street in front of them clean. The Chase School property is often a garbage dump and Point St and Francis Place which border the school are littered most of the time. This is appalling and unacceptable as littering is preventable and clean up can be successful with a cooperative effort. We live here and are all invested in a healthy, clean and safe environment. It is time that this issue is tackled! Clean up!

  • My building in that triangle has a private service for trash removal and they don’t allow you to throw out large items, like furniture. Due to the lack of alleys I’m guessing other buildings have private, and more restrictive, trash removal services as well

  • I have had luck emailing the alderman's office and requesting that a certain area or alley be cleaned up. Sometimes, the system works.

4 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Dunlays Old Space

Anyone know what's going in here? It's been papered over for a few weeks but noticed permits were up today.

3 hours ago

A primer on Cook County, IL gang signs/symbols.

Taken from a different thread and reposted because of it's informative value.

Credit to Jerry Cargill.

https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-gang-signs-colors-hand-gestures.html

    Gangs: Symbols, Colors & Hand Signs
    How Chi's gangs communicate, from the Insane Disciples to the Mickey Cobras.
    https://www.nbcchicago.com

10 hours ago

19 hours ago

Spray pool at Unity Park set to open Saturday

School is out so outdoor pools and water features in our parks will finally open.
At Unity Park, 2636 N Kimball, rest rooms will also open but only during spray pool hours.

20 hours ago

Mom N Tot Program

St. Sylvester School would like to invite you all to our Mom n' Tot program.
Mom and tot program is a dynamic and fun program designed to stimulate each area of development in babies and toddlers through activity games: cognitive, language, motor skills and socio-emotional.
The toddlers will join in for fun interactive sessions on music, foreign language, fitness, storytelling and more! This is a fully packed program for moms with busy toddlers on the move!

Mom n' Tot classes offer an excellent opportunity to interact with other new moms and babies.

Please RSVP with the link below to save a spot for Mom N' Tot.
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScoZiNvlB6ARbhzhQb45OICk95O3H_gaCFyBj6ieNFHtV4Ezg/viewform

    St. Sylvester Mom n' Tot
    Mom n' tot program is a dynamic and fun program designed to stimulate each area of development in babies and toddlers through activity games: cognitive, language, motor skills and socio-emotional. The activities of Mom n' tot program are age-appropriate to support your child's growth at his or her own individual pace.
    http://docs.google.com

Dec 16 2016

Updated 21 hours ago

Logan Square Moms Group? ho

I am a first time mom and off from work until February. While I love being home with our daughter, its tough to be cooped up all day and without social interaction while my husband works late. It would also just be nice to meet other moms/parents in the neighborhood. Is anyone aware of any moms groups in the area? Or any parents feeling the same way and want to meet/interact with others in the same boat? Our little one just turned two months old.

  • IG

    Hi Ladies...while this post is from several months ago, wondering if anyone is still interested in connecting and/or meeting for playdates and adult time. I am a working, new mom of a 4-month old boy and would love to meet other moms in the neighborhood.

  • St. Sylvester School a dynamic community of faith, academic excellence

    St. Sylvester School would like to invite you all to our Mom n' Tot program.
    Mom and tot program is a dynamic and fun program designed to stimulate each area of development in babies and toddlers through activity games: cognitive, language, motor skills and socio-emotional.
    The toddlers will join in...

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    St. Sylvester School would like to invite you all to our Mom n' Tot program.
    Mom and tot program is a dynamic and fun program designed to stimulate each area of development in babies and toddlers through activity games: cognitive, language, motor skills and socio-emotional.
    The toddlers will join in for fun interactive sessions on music, foreign language, fitness, storytelling and more! This is a fully packed program for moms with busy toddlers on the move!

    Mom n' Tot classes offer an excellent opportunity to interact with other new moms and babies.

    Please RSVP with the link below to save a spot for Mom N' Tot.

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScoZiNvlB6ARbhzhQb45OICk95O3H_gaCFyBj6ieNFHtV4Ezg/viewform

2 days ago

Updated 26 hours ago

Selling a Mirror

Have a mirror that I bought a year ago from a furniture store in Andersonville. It is in great condition, solid wood, 42x42 inches. Looking to sell for $50.

Can deliver, please message me if interested.

36 hours ago

Updated 27 hours ago

Power outage

Our power went out about 10 minutes ago. We are near Central Park and Diversey.

From Comed:

Outage Status:As of 10:31 PM on 6/20/2018 we indicate that 1413 customer(s) are affected by a power outage in your area. The cause of your outage is under investigation. We apologize for any inconvenience it may have caused you. A crew has been sent to investigate your outage. The preliminary restore time is 12:30 AM on 6/21/2018.

  • Thank you! I'm at Hamlin and Wrightwood and my friend is at Harding and Schubert and we are both affected also.

  • About 1 a.m. Com Ed was working in the alley between Harding and Pulaski near Cornelia. Power came back on around 1:45.

  • I'm at Kimball & Drummond, it was only out for a few minutes. Pretty freaky & REALLY dark!

4 days ago

Updated 29 hours 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
  • had my pin number stole from bmo harris logan square location st patty’s day weekend. the manager told me they check for skimmers each day but not sundays since they are closed , so after 1 saturday into sunday is when they will try to place them on the bank atms.

  • Michael McDonough Resident of BelCragin

    Thanks Gil.A few years ago when that was an issue with Aldi Stores,my wife's card was victimized. The theives were in California and the only way we were made aware of it is when our bank called our home and spoke with my wife to ask her if she was...

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    Thanks Gil.A few years ago when that was an issue with Aldi Stores,my wife's card was victimized. The theives were in California and the only way we were made aware of it is when our bank called our home and spoke with my wife to ask her if she was in California recently.Naturally my wife said no and our bank had to clear our account of a purchase of over four hundred dollars in clothing plus a sixty dollar fill up of gas .We are grateful to our bank every day for their diligence on this.Needless to say whenever we shop Aldi it's cash only fo us.

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34 hours ago

Jun 11

Updated 36 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

  • Iain McFarlin Neighborhood bar manager

    I've had my best experiences with Freedom Heating & Cooling. They've worked with me on a few things.

    1.847.288.1788 ask for Pete.

  • Javy Humboldt Park- 1962

    Comfort zone hvac

    847-965-5122

    Family friend and had owned his own business for over 30 years. Very competitive pricing and work is top notch and would recommended to anyone

3 days ago

Updated 36 hours ago

Diagonal white lines on side of road? Am I allowed to park here?

Please see the attached picture. I don't think i've ever seen these road markings in the city before. What do these diagonal white lines mean? There were a few separated ones near the curb (this is the closest space to the intersection) I did not see any tow zone signs or yellow marked curb or anything else to indicate it is not a valid area for parking. I could not really find any information about these markings except for that they are sometimes used near handicap parking, however I did not see any handicap parking signs on the street either. Anyone have any idea?

  • Marcelino G New 31st Ward Resident

    Can’t say for sure but it may be a right turn lane next to a bike lane. Only JD knows exact location. Maybe he can give us that to help.

  • I think the meaning of small hash marks (as opposed to parking spaces) on the pavement is to indicate a "no drive / no park" zone. I see them between the driving lanes and the bike lane, on clybourn, for instance. I also see them at intersections where they seem to want to keep people from parking/driving between the stop sign and the parking lane -- , perhaps leaving it open as a site line?

3 days ago

Updated 37 hours ago

Found a dog

We found this dog running on the street just north of Kedzie and Palmer. Corralled him an tied him in our yard so he wouldn't get hit by a car. Has a blue collar but no tags. Looks like a male pit mix, really friendly.
Please let us know if you recognize him or he is yours! You can call 847-204-0534

  • Was the owner ever located? If it's chipped, any vet could scan it for the owners information

  • The dog was picked up by MCP rescue and taken to a vet to be scanned. No chip unfortunately. He’s gonna remain with them and the contact person is Samantha and the number is 847-902-4355

2 days ago

Updated 46 hours ago

Water main replacement

Has anyone replaced their ancient lead water main under concrete using a trenchless/directional drilling method? I have a new box/meter in the front and need about 35' feet of new copper line laid under concrete. I got three quotes and they are all about $9000. Does that seem the going rate?

Jun 15

Updated 2 days 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.

  • Again - according to Chicago law - if you allow your cat to roam off of your property - it is possible that you would rec. a citation - 1st time 200.00 = second time 500.00 and call to appear at an administrative hearing..... but most importantly - this city is not safe for our dear pets to roam...... Take care !

  • Pet Parent - and all - - it is illegal - to let your cats roam - - - - for ever so many reasons - all reasons are good ones......

2 days ago

4 days ago

Updated 3 days 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

3 days ago

4 days ago

Updated 3 days 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.

Jun 12

Updated 4 days 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...)

Jun 15

Updated 4 days 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!

5 days ago

5 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.

Jun 12

Updated 5 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!

5 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

6 days ago

Gunshots in Humboldt Park

Last night was startled awake by a gunshot near the corner of Wabansia and Kimball. Then heard a fight outside. Not sure if they were related. Stay safe out there friends!

6 days ago

Updated 6 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.

6 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?

Jun 13

Updated Jun 15

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.

Jun 13

Updated Jun 15

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?

Jun 15

Weekend: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Nosferatu, Ari Lehman, Outdoor Films

...of violence in video game history, ranging from beautiful to excessive. Video Game Art Gallery, 2418 W. Bloomingdale #102, Chicago, IL 60647. Regular hours: Wednesdays 5pm-8pm; Sundays noon-5pm or call by...

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DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE - (June 17th at 3pm) The Silent Film Society of Chicago presents this classic silent John Barrymore horror film with Jay Warren performing a live photoplay accompaniment on the 1927 Wurlitzer pipe organ! St. John Cantius, 825 N. Carpenter St., Chicago, IL.

NOSFERATU - (June 15th & 16th at 8pm) Chicago Filmmakers hosts two screenings of F.W. Murnau's incredible vampire film with a new live score by Maxx McGathey performed by Gramps the Vamp. Suggested donation $15. 5720 N. Ridge Avenue, Chicago, IL 60660.

AMERICAN ANIMALS - (June 15th - 21st) True crime story about a group of men who tried to pull off one of the boldest art heists in history. The Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Avenue, Chicago, IL 60613.

GRACE JONES: Bloodlight and Bami - (June 15th-21st) Documentary about the illustrious, multi-talented Grace Jones that was filmed over a 12-year span. Post-screening dance party on Monday night. Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State St., Chicago, IL 60601.

Music Box Theatre's Outdoor Summer Movie Series - (May 16th-Sept. 19th) See classics like Raiders of the Lost Ark, Home Alone, Back to the Future, Twister, and more on Wednesdays. Gates open at 6pm. Movies at 7:30pm. Free. Gallagher Way, 3637 N. Clark, Chicago, IL 60613.

MARY SHELLEY'S FRANKENSTEIN - (May 8th-Aug. 4th) Written and directed by David Catlin; adapted from Mary Shelley's dark tale of horror, love, and the power of creation and destruction. Lookingglass Theatre presents this production at Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan, Chicago, IL.

...come to the house to put an end to these claims. Very entertaining, twisted story! 6157 N. Clark, Chicago, IL 60660. (The film version with Katherine Hepburn is *highly* recommended...

...their homes and the kind of vengeance that can come from it.” The Den Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee, Chicago, IL...

Hitch*Cocktails - (Fridays at 10pm) Alfred Hitchcock-themed improv skits based on audience suggestions. Live jazz band, parlor games. Actors must drink as the plot thickens. The Annoyance Theatre & Bar, 851 W. Belmont, Chicago, IL 60657. Runs through August 10th, 2018.

BAT-HAMLET - (through July 14th) When Shakespeare and Batman collide... Cornservatory, 4210 N. Lincoln, Chicago, IL 60618. (BYOB)

...your eager eyes on the splendid beauty of decay. Art Institute of Chicago, Gallery 273, 111 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL...

A Home for Surrealism: Fantastic Planning in Mid-century Chicago - (through August 17th) Free, rare surrealist art exhibit presented by the Arts Club of Chicago, 201 E. Ontario, Chicago, IL 60611.

The Science Behind Pixar - (through Jan. 6th, 2019) Learn about the science and technology behind the wonderful films Pixar creates. All ages. Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60637.

Angel Onofre Solo Art Show - (through June 17th) Visit the weird, wild world of artist Angel Onofre's imagination! Blick Art Materials, 42 S. State St., Chicago, IL 60603.

...much more. The SNL exhibit is also stationed in the building. Museum of Broadcast Communications, 360 N. State, Chicago, IL 60654...

...story, has the location set around Bachelors Grove Woods. Bucket O' Blood Books and Records, 3182 N. Elston, Chicago, IL 60618. (BYOB...

Sinema Obscura TV Party - (June 20th from 7pm-10pm) Independent films, music videos, live music. Logan Theatre Lounge, 2646 N. Milwaukee, Chicago, IL 60647.

Bad Axe Throwing - (Days/times vary) You know you want to... Group rates apply or just do a walk-in for $20/hr. Bad Axe Chicago, 2828 N. Clark (Atrium Level), Chicago, IL. (888) 435-0001.

Trapped in a Room with a Zombie - Room Escape adventures where guests must figure out clues and puzzles to escape a room they share with a snarling, chained-up zombie. Ages 14+ or must have parent. Fine Arts Building, 408 S. Michigan, Chicago, IL 60605.

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