18 min ago

Bike stolen in Logan Square

A bike was stolen from our garage on the 2300 N. block on Ridgeway on Thanksgiving (!?!). Blue Raleigh step-through with a metal basket on the front and metal panniers on the rear rack. Let me know if you see it!

2 hours ago

Thanksgiving weekend in Chicago: Best things to do

...current staff writer on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, appears at Challenger Comics + Conversation (1845 N. Western) to discuss his new book, Santa's Husband, an illustrated look at what the North...

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Fri 11/24: In her latest exhibit "Reindigenizing the Self" at Volume Gallery (1709 W. Chicago), Tanya Aguiñiga uses clay, plants, hair, and other natural substances to create work that reflects on her Mexican heritage. 11 AM-6 PM, free

Fri 11/24: Join Liz Taylor (former president of the National Book Critics Circle) and Charles Finch (a past finalist for the NBCC's award for criticism) at the Book Cellar (4736 N. Lincoln), where they discuss the best books of 2017. 6 PM, free

...24: G Herbo, one of Chicago's brightest hip-hop stars, plays the Portage Theater (4050 N. Milwaukee). The Reader's Leor Galil writes of Herbo's latest album, Humble Beast: "For all...

Sat 11/25: Both A Charlie Brown Christmas and the story of Rudolph are affably spoofed in the Annoyance Christmas Pageant, an annual yuletide tradition for the Annoyance Theatre (851 W. Belmont). 7 PM, $20, $12 children under 12

Sun 11/26: Gremlins, described by former Reader film critic Dave Kehr as, "E.T. with the lid off," screens at the Boiler Room (2210 N. California) for today's iteration of PBR Movie Night. Pizza, Jameson, and PBR are on special.

    Thanksgiving weekend in Chicago: Best things to do
    click to enlarge If you're wondering how to make the most of your post-Thanksgiving weekend, here's some of what we recommend: Fri 11/24: In her latest exhibit "Reindigenizing the Self" at Volume Gallery (1709 W. Chicago), Tanya Aguiñiga uses clay, plants, hair, and other natural substances to create work that reflects on her Mexican heritage.
    https://www.chicagoreader.com

4 days ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Church parking

Seems like this makes crossing Logan even more dangerous than usual when you can't see oncoming traffic at all.

  • Gil! Thank you for your comments. If only they could be put into action.

  • House-Frau Homemaker, mom, animal lover

    Glenn&Bill - I HATE that section of Logan w/a passion! I often walk that way w/my son on our way to Windy City Fieldhouse or Target. Right where the road starts to curve, I often wait till the cars stop coming because I’m concerned some idiot will be looking@their phone&...

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    Glenn&Bill - I HATE that section of Logan w/a passion! I often walk that way w/my son on our way to Windy City Fieldhouse or Target. Right where the road starts to curve, I often wait till the cars stop coming because I’m concerned some idiot will be looking@their phone& won’t make the curve etc. We walk especially fast on that stretch&I am always looking over my shoulder. I had a verbal altercation w/a cyclist, while driving,’stopped@the light(toward Target)She accused me of almost hitting her while she very slowly peddled - veering into traffic from the far South lane. After yelling@me she peddled away when the light turned turned yelling “respect my life”. It took everything I had not to mow her down as she peddled@a snails pace toward Target.

46 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Clayco Armitage and Milwaukee

Anyone notice the cool towers at Armitage and Milwaukee? Looked it up and the plans look nothing like the current sate of the build.

http://www.claycorp.com/p/30740/milwaukee-armitage/

    Milwaukee & Armitage - Clayco
    http://www.claycorp.com
  • Michael McDonough Resident of BelCragin

    It will look nice once it's finished

  • Thanks Benjamin, I didn't know elevator and stairwells were ever built first. With the wood window mullions look, I had no idea.

13 hours ago

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5 days ago

Updated 47 hours ago

Found Dog - help

Friendly - found near Palmer and Hamlin.

Nov 17

Updated 2 days 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,

    . 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.

2 days ago

Small Business Saturday in Logan Square

Join us for #SmallBizSat this Nov 25 and
#ShopSmall at the businesses you love.
When you Shop, Dine, Drink and more
at participating businesses on Small Business Saturday,
You have the chance to win cool prizes.
To be entered in the drawing,
Simply snap a photo of your receipt and email it to us at info@LoganChamber.org
More details at www.LoganChamber.org
Or follow us on Instagram and Facebook for updates.
@LoganSqChamberofCommerce

3 days ago

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Oct 17 2014

Updated 3 days ago

Ronny's Bar Project/Golden Teardrops Happening?

Anyone in the know know what happened or is going to happen with the Ronny's bar conversion that was planned by some of the Longman and Eagle/Parsons folks? They were going to totally rehab Ronny's bar. I see they initially applied for permits back in June and July...as referenced below...but there seems to have been no activity since. I'm curious if they're still going to move ahead. It would be nice to have that eyesore renovated.

VENTILATION REVIEW 2014-07-24 DENIED
STRUCTURAL REVIEW 2014-07-16 DENIED
ELECTRICAL REVIEW 2014-07-09 DENIED
FIRE PREVENTION REVIEW 2014-07-09 DENIED
PRELIMINARY INTAKE REVIEW 2014-06-03 APPROVED
ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW INCOMPLETE
MAYOR'S OFFICE/PEOPLE W/DISAB 2014-07-10 DENIED
REFRIGERATION REVIEW 2014-07-09 DENIED
LANDSCAPE REVIEW (ZONING) 2014-08-12 DENIED
PLUMBING REVIEW 2014-07-21 DENIED

  • Peter Toalson Land and Sea Dept.

    all;

    First of all, sorry for the long delay in communication.

    (Near the ends of these types of projects, there are so many things left in the hands of the city, city inspectors, it's hard to know when to post an update, as we ourselves wait for all of the...

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    all;

    First of all, sorry for the long delay in communication.

    (Near the ends of these types of projects, there are so many things left in the hands of the city, city inspectors, it's hard to know when to post an update, as we ourselves wait for all of the unknowns to reveal themselves. I hope the gap in responding wasn't too frustrating!)

    That said, I'm please to report that we are officially open!

    Please do stop in, if only to poke around and see the place. And ask for me while there, if I'm around I'd happily meet any of you in person and discuss the project in more detail.

    Thank you all so very much for the continued patience and support in bringing this business to life. It has been a long, long process - for sure - but we are very happy with the results and are so excited to share it with the neighborhood.

    petercreigtoalson
    Land and Sea Dept.

  • Thank you, Peter, for your consistent updates and for bringing Lonesome Rose to the neighborhood! My husband and I stopped in with our toddler this morning, and Jason & the rest of the staff were delightful (as was the beautiful space & breakfast options). Hoping we can stop in again ASAP for dinner/drinks and hope this fall/winter goes by in a blink so we can check out the rooftop!

6 days ago

Updated 3 days 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.

  • so what's the scam part?

    what happens next?

  • Scam is they either do the work, and its super shotty, and they have your money, or they will case your house. Classic scam and has been going on for a long time. Google scams like this, not hard to find.

6 days ago

Updated 3 days 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.

Nov 15

Updated 4 days 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

  • Ev

    Thank you so much for posting as this lead to Shayna, missing from Skokie and she is back home with her mom tonight Sunday 11/19/2017. Your post helped me remember a lost post I saw from pawboost and the rest is history. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, you gave Shayna and her family a Thanksgiving miracle!

  • Oh this is so great! How great you found the owner! I bet the family is so relieved. Thanks for taking her in, and to Ev for the followup. Thanks for letting us know how it turned out.

5 days ago

Updated 4 days 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!

  • krw

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

  • Douglas Raul Williams Family history in Logan Square since 1970

    Positive thoughts to your family. If you get more information on the vehicle please post it.

5 days ago

Updated 4 days 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?

  • Ms. Wicker KidZ

    Don't do this even the people who call and say they can lower your electricity or gas bill it's not true. I fell for this scam and started seeing my utility bills strange big very big.
    What they do is they add there fake company onto your bill so now on top of your real bill you will now
    owe let's pretend Blue Star
    Electric also. I was angry
    but I finally had them removed after along fight.
    These companies are fake
    don't fall for it.

  • chi, I disagree.....don't hand them anything....don't even open the door!

Nov 17

Updated 4 days ago

Boxes needed

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

5 days ago

Updated 4 days 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.

  • Badger on Logan Chicago since 1988

    It is likely stolen, but I have had at least one package that showed "delivered" on the USPS website that was in fact at the post office all along. When I asked how this could happen, blank stares. Could be a mixup, but I wonder if there are productivity targets to meet, not to mention the inconvenience of filling out a little card to leave for you....

5 days ago

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    SELF CERTIFICATION- INTERIOR ALTERATION OF EXISTING 3 STORY RESIDENTIAL MASONRY BLDG WITH BASEMENT AND FRONT OPEN PORCH: CONVERT 3 DU TO 4 DU ERECT NEW REAR WOOD OPEN PORCHES AND DECKS AND A DETACHED 5 CAR MASONRY GARAGE WITH ROOF DECK AND OPEN STAIRS.

    1713 N. Campbell Ave. Issued November 17, 2017 Comment

Nov 16

Updated 5 days 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

Nov 15

Updated 6 days 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.

6 days 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

Nov 16

Updated 6 days 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.

6 days 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

6 days ago

Nov 17

Updated 6 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.

Nov 15

Updated Nov 17

Found purse

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

Nov 16

Updated Nov 17

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 Nov 17

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)

Nov 17

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Nov 14

Updated Nov 16

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.

Nov 16

Nov 14

Updated Nov 15

Shots fired at Altgeld and Lawndale

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

Nov 13

Updated Nov 15

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.

Nov 15

    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

Nov 15

  • 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

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