5 days ago

Updated 4 min 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....)

  • Jerry Cargill Photographer, Teacher, Live on Milwaukee Ave.

    Is one of your neighbors is trying to sell their house?

  • No..and no one drives thru the alley unless they have to do so...only one way in and out.....and they left my next door neighbors garage door the same (and that was might dismal as well...)

18 hours ago

Updated 6 min 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.

  • LL

    On sidewalks where permitted. It’s not permitted within the city per the municipal code schntr posted.

    “9-52-020. Riding bicycles on sidewalks and certain roadways.
    (a) No person shall ride a bicycle upon a sidewalk within a business district.
    (b) No person 12 or more years of age shall ride a...

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    On sidewalks where permitted. It’s not permitted within the city per the municipal code schntr posted.

    “9-52-020. Riding bicycles on sidewalks and certain roadways.
    (a) No person shall ride a bicycle upon a sidewalk within a business district.
    (b) No person 12 or more years of age shall ride a bicycle upon any sidewalk in any district, unless such sidewalk has been officially designated and marked as a bicycle route.
    (c) Bicycles shall not be operated on Lake Shore Drive or on any roadway where the operation of bicycles has been prohibited and signs have been erected indicating such prohibition.
    (d) Whenever a usable path for bicycles has been provided adjacent to a roadway, bicycle riders shall use such path and shall not use the roadway.
    (Added Coun. J. 7-12-90, p. 18634)”

  • Bart..did you think you would get this much of response??? wow

6 hours ago

6 days ago

Updated 12 hours ago

HVAC contractor

Hello all,

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

Thanks--

Jeff

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

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

3 days ago

Updated 14 hours ago

Any recommendations for tree service?

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

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

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

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

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

    The care of Trees Rocks!

3 days ago

Updated 22 hours ago

Cats Outside?

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

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

  • My understanding is cats aren't considered "domestic animals" Therefore they don't fall under a leash law or require licenses ( sadly)

  • Actually there is a law against letting your cat wander off of your property - YES - it is true....but there are very few officers that will ticket you - but it has been done....
    see http://www.chicagotalks.org/?p=4323 Reggie the Mayor of Lincoln Sq. However the Feral Cat Community Cat Program...

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    Actually there is a law against letting your cat wander off of your property - YES - it is true....but there are very few officers that will ticket you - but it has been done....
    see http://www.chicagotalks.org/?p=4323 Reggie the Mayor of Lincoln Sq. However the Feral Cat Community Cat Program cats seem to be exempt. At one time there was a police officer that would actually follow cats to find out who they belonged to - and ticket the owner.... The owner that had been ticketed TWICE actually moved out of the city so her cat could explore the outdoors in their new location. I personally - do not approve of letting our cats go outside in this city....too dangerous for them. Being in RESCUE most of my life - I have seem horrible things happen to outdoor cats....we need to take good care of our pets..... IT IS ILLEGAL to let them wander in Chicago.....

30 hours ago

33 hours 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.

5 days ago

Updated 36 hours 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!

41 hours 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

45 hours 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!

2 days ago

Updated 47 hours 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.

2 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?

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Too bad...

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

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

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

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

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

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

House cleaning help !

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

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

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

2 days ago

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...

This article has 19 other Chicago locations (Show)

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.

Nov 10

Updated 3 days ago

Looking semi regular handyman

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

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

Jun 09

Updated 3 days ago

I have a PARROT at my bird feeder...

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

  • DianeW just nosey

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

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

  • On my way to get some....

Oct 13 2012

Updated 3 days ago

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

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

Thanks!

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

    Thanks!

  • JLD Evanston DIYer

    LSRebecca, Interested in renting your SpeedHeater?

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Looking for apartments in Bucktown / Wicker Park (new to area - advice welcome)

Hi all, hope it's kosher to post here about searching for apartments. Read about it on some other forums and was suggested to ask for insight here.

I'm new to Chicago but have visited for work 20-30 times over the past 2 years. Mainly stayed in the Loop so I'm choosing Bucktown / Wicker Park based on word of mouth and advice from others. I'm 24, young professional, consultant, female.

Basically I'm looking for any tips / insight for the...

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Hi all, hope it's kosher to post here about searching for apartments. Read about it on some other forums and was suggested to ask for insight here.

I'm new to Chicago but have visited for work 20-30 times over the past 2 years. Mainly stayed in the Loop so I'm choosing Bucktown / Wicker Park based on word of mouth and advice from others. I'm 24, young professional, consultant, female.

Basically I'm looking for any tips / insight for the search - locations to avoid, best ways to search, etc. I've contacted a few locators in addition to searching on my own. My move-in date is any time after August 10. I'll be there August 10 - 13 with the intention of viewing an applying for places (and hopefully signing a lease).

Thanks in advance!

  • No worries Bger ... My comment was more so to show that there are other great areas adjacent to WP/Bucktown that are MUCH more affordable (I'm 7 blocks from Bucktown and own a house ... A WHOLE HOUSE ... that costs less than to rent a jr 1 br .5 miles away ;)

  • Joe

    Logan Square is west of western and certainly is desirable in many ways. Worthy of checking out.

4 days ago

4 days ago

4 days ago

2 in custody after woman attacked, carjacked in Bucktown

The incident happened on Wabansia and Western avenues. The woman was thrown to the ground by one of two assailants who targeted her as she was getting out of her car. She was thrown into the bushes.

1700-1727 N. Western Ave.

    2 in custody after woman attacked, carjacked in Bucktown
    CHICAGO -- Two people are in custody after a woman was attacked and had her car stolen Wednesday afternoon in the city's Bucktown neighborhood. The incident happened on Wabansia and Western avenues. The woman was thrown to the ground by one of two assailants who targeted her as she was getting out of her car.
    http://wgntv.com

6 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Recommendations for non-surgical skin doctor for face

Neighbors: Looking for recommendations for places and/or doctors to treat a few sunspots on my face. I would like non-surgical procedures and little to no down-time after the procedure. Having a hard time finding someone! Would prefer a personal recommendation vs reading reviews online. Thanks in advance for your help.

anywhere within city limits is good, will travel for a good doctor!

  • I second Dr Neha Robinson at Dermatology & Aesthetics. She is wonderful.

  • AMG

    @mkbjazz and Marcy - thank you for the recommendation,

    @Holly - thank you.

Jun 08

Updated 4 days ago

Speed Humps by the Map Room

I noticed speed humps being installed on Hoyne south of Armitage by the Map Room. Speed humps can cause reckless drivers to lose control of their vehicles and create more dangerous situations. Wouldn't it be better to drop the speed limit to 20mph, set up a speed camera, and ticket at 25mph? Speeding there would plummet immediately via economics.

  • Another solution, albeit perhaps wildly unpopular, would be to turn Hoyne into a one way street northbound. Locals would enter the neighborhood from Armitage by using the southbound one way Leavitt (which has a stop light.) Cars in transit south on Hoyne to avoid heavy traffic on Damen will be SOL.

  • they don't even fill potholes without a complaint from residents... you think CDOT added speed bumps to one random residential street one their own?

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

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

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

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

6 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Honda Wheels Stolen

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

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

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

:|

  • LL

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

  • Tomorrow is another day Happy resident of North Park Village

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

5 days ago

5 days ago

Lawn Service

Hi. We are looking for a lawn service to install underground sprinklers in our front and back yards. Does anyone have a recommendation? Thanks

5 days ago

Lost Dogs Illinois added a new photo — with S...

Is This Your Lost Dog? #Chicago #IL #WickerPark (Wabansia & Western) Male Shih Tzu Mix .Black Call 708-212-4341. This dog is not for adoption - finder will only accept calls/from the actual owner Scared/confused. Please do not call or chase; may cause to bolt or run in fear.Found 06/12/2018. Cook County. 60647. To see this pet’s location on the Helping Lost Pets Map: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/v2/?pID=2389148 More Info, Photos and to Contact: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/petdetail/?id=2389148

    Lost Dogs Illinois
    Is This Your Lost Dog? #Chicago #IL #WickerPark (Wabansia & Western) Male Shih Tzu Mix .Black Call 708-212-4341. This dog is not for adoption - finder will only accept calls/from the actual owner...
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Feb 19

Updated 5 days ago

Vinyl Siding Repair needed

I have some siding peeling away from the side of my home. Any recommendations for siding repair?

  • bump

  • I tried last year to get someone to do repair work on my enclosed porches.. no one seemed interested in doing the job or if they did they wanted to charge a fortune. So I did some research watched some videos and ended up doing it myself...

    Good luck

Jun 05

Updated 6 days ago

Looking for someone to do freelance sewing

I have a couple small pet projects that require sewing. I have no skills in this area, but I expect the jobs would only require moderate skill (again, I have none). I would think probably a couple hours of work, I would drop off and pick up all materials. Willing to negotiate price.

If anyone is interested I can discuss specifics over private message (does EB have that?) or email

  • kate www.shopsinkorswim.com

    Hi! I am very skilled in sewing. Bags, upholstery and soft goods. Message me if you are still in need. I'm near California and armitage

  • MT

    If you have an upholstery project , I would call Jeff at Chicago Upholstery School. He has lots of students, that are talented and would take on projects. I know at least two in the area, but don't have direct contact info.

Jun 08

Updated Jun 11

Why are there choppers over Logan Square this morning?

I can see multiple choppers outside south east of Kedzie and Fullerton. Does anyone know what has happened?

  • CL

    I drove past it that morning; it was pretty ugly and lots of blood in at least one of the cars. I hope they are ok. Only one thing that causes that much damage in a car accident between cars — going way too fast.

  • Here is a final wrap on this: (WGNTV) Both a Lyft driver and the motorist who hit them head-on have been charged with driving under the influence in a crash that killed a passenger in the Lyft in Logan Square on Friday.

    The cars collided when a Toyota crossed over...

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    Here is a final wrap on this: (WGNTV) Both a Lyft driver and the motorist who hit them head-on have been charged with driving under the influence in a crash that killed a passenger in the Lyft in Logan Square on Friday.

    The cars collided when a Toyota crossed over the center line and hit the Lyft head-on, killing a passenger. Anudari “Anna” Bayaraa, 23, was the passenger killed in the crash on the 1600 block of North Humboldt Boulevard around 3:55 a.m. Friday, according to Chicago Sun-Times.

    Elizabeth Renter, 32, the driver of the Lyft car, was charged with one misdemeanor count of driving under the influence of drugs. Travis Anderson, 25, of Tempe, Ariz., was charged with one felony count of aggravated driving under the influence resulting in accident/death and misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence of drugs.

Jun 11

Jun 04

Updated Jun 10

ISO one time deep-cleaning of very old, small 2 bdrm apt in east logan.

Hello friends! I have been renting this little old 2 bdrm apt at fullerton/rockwell alone for over 6 years and the upkeep has just plain gotten past me. Im simply too busy to deal with the bathroom tiles, baseboards, wall dust, nooks and crannies, etc. No clutter/garbage, just build-up in an old 2nd floor apt building. Looking for recommendations on a one time, affordable, thorough scrubbing during the day- preferably on a weekday afternoon. Note: it will likely take a couple of hours and I will not provide cleaning supplies- this person should bring the industrial stuff, i want the real deal!!! Thanks! :)

Mar 14

Updated Jun 10

Tree maps

Here are two maps I have generated from satellite and city data showing the extent and location of the tree canopy in Logan Square as well as the approximate locations and density of treated ash trees. The ashes are not likely to be around too much longer, I know many were recently removed from Palmer Square. The canopy map is based on data from 2011 so some things have changed already but I hope this helps someone with planning. We...

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Here are two maps I have generated from satellite and city data showing the extent and location of the tree canopy in Logan Square as well as the approximate locations and density of treated ash trees. The ashes are not likely to be around too much longer, I know many were recently removed from Palmer Square. The canopy map is based on data from 2011 so some things have changed already but I hope this helps someone with planning. We are planting a few more trees on our property this year after seeing this. You can also request a tree for your parkway or nearby if you don't have one here: https://servicerequest.cityofchicago.org/web_intake_chic/Controller?op=locform&invSRType=SED&invSRDesc=Tree%20Planting&locreq=N&stnumreqd=N

Higher resolution canopy
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ks638c0hev57p74/logan1.png?dl=0

Higher resolution ash tree map
https://www.dropbox.com/s/hnnbl8zrc947lur/logansquareash.png?dl=0

    311 - City of Chicago - Service Request Search
    Please enter the location information and continue, or Start Over.
    https://servicerequest.cityofchicago.org
  • Catawba is the "Totem Pole tree" named by first nation indians living within species native range. And original name mistranslated by early arriving europeans. My six year old Catalpas donated to Elmwood Park after celebrating Villages Centennial, were germinated from 125 old historic specimen standing in Mills and Sons Circle...

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    Catawba is the "Totem Pole tree" named by first nation indians living within species native range. And original name mistranslated by early arriving europeans. My six year old Catalpas donated to Elmwood Park after celebrating Villages Centennial, were germinated from 125 old historic specimen standing in Mills and Sons Circle park. And have produced flowers for first time in 2018. Over past few years I have had experience managing against aphid populations which after excreting sticky sap, causing sooty mold problem on leaves. I had success using a foliar applied Miticide control product, after IPM management introduction of Lady bugs failed to keep overwhelming aphid populations in check. One main cause of aphid problems on more mature trees regardless of species, is needless applications of nitrogen rich fertilizers which actually attract browsers. Fertilizers should never be applied to healthy trees, or especially trees already in decline, unless suffering from lack of soil minerals or mineral uptake issues. Which forces unhealthy tree to use up much of its precious built up resources. Trees going into dormancy earlier than true fall do so, to make sure enough stored resources remaining to wake up next spring.

    It is yet unknown what possible lifespan of a Chicago region planted catalpa is, since oldest examples continue to live on presently past age 155. After 1910's, Catalpa was no longer a popular selection to plant. So most we see today are from age 110-145. And commonly 6-14 years older than house standing next to, if original owners purchased from Nursery back then. I theorize that as a "Heritage class" tree species, representing future generations precious living connections back to early residents and neighborhood founders who planted them.

  • Catalpa is in same lifespan group as Red Oak, Honey Locust, Hackberry, and Cottonwood which have proven to live 185 years at best. Compared to Heritage class Green Ash & American Elm that reach maturity from 180-220, having 300 year lifespan. And human planted White Ash, White, Burr & English...

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    Catalpa is in same lifespan group as Red Oak, Honey Locust, Hackberry, and Cottonwood which have proven to live 185 years at best. Compared to Heritage class Green Ash & American Elm that reach maturity from 180-220, having 300 year lifespan. And human planted White Ash, White, Burr & English Oak maturing from 350-450, having 600 year lifespans. Even after a catalpas inner core of no longer functional sapwood and heartwood begins rotting out, species can continue to safely stand by regrowing new tubes of buttress root tissue from base of tree to keep upper crown alive.

    Humboltwriter was correct with technical info he supplied regarding several Catalpa topics. Such as late leaf production and early June flowering catalpa. I found that slow release fertilizer stakes are not a worthy product, and tree care industry is moving away from regular fertilization of specimen trees. And Catalpa is such a superior harsh urban environment survivor, it would be difficult to improve living conditions. Except for preventing unnecessary construction damage, grade change etc.

Jun 09

Proco Joe Moreno receives another $22,500 from Advertising magnate Ted Wynn

Mr Wynn's 2018 total contributions to Proco Joe now stands at $139,100.00

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Jun 14 2017

Updated Jun 09

Need Ornamental Iron Company

I need to install a small wrought iron fence and railing on a staircase in Logan Square.

Jun 08

Updated Jun 09

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Jun 03

Updated Jun 09

Anybody have an estate sale company to recommend?

I"m trying to help my in-laws and I've been researching estate sale companies. So much is all over the board including Yelp reviews and BBB rating (for what that may be worth) and I can't even confidently narrow it down to five. AND I'm really reluctant to recommend only one just in case they aren't happy ORRRRR if other family members aren't happy with the outcome.
I figured this was as good a place to ask as any. They've lived in Buffalo Grove for over 50 years. I've attended high end sales and picker's sales. They would be somewhere in the middle with some valuables.
Thanks for reading and for any insights offered.

  • llitman I'm a happy resident and have been here for years.

    Sandy Lane is good, Manderley Estate Sales is good. Others to consider are Ampersand, ImagineThat, and TraderMerchants.

  • Thank you for the leads everyone. What a process this is!

    Good luck to you Anne.

Jun 09

Jun 08

Logan Square Arts Fest Preview Party - Tuesday June 12th @ Rev Tap Room

Be a part of Logan Square's biggest event of the year, the Logan Square Arts Fest! Join your neighbors, festival organizers, volunteers, and sponsors for a preview party at the Rev Tap Room on June 12, ten days before the main event on June 22, 23, and 24.
Learn more about the festival, volunteer opportunities, enjoy some Rev brews, and complimentary food from the Rev Brewpub. Hope to see you there!

https://www.facebook.com/events/257169488186515/

    Logan Square Arts Fest Preview Party
    https://www.facebook.com

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