31 hours ago

Updated 11 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
  • I did notice that. I don't think I'd use the word "cool" though -- more imposing and out of place.

  • Benjamin Lipsman 37 y.o. Logan Square resident. Web designer.

    Those towers are the elevator and stairway shafts. They will be enclosed by the rest of the building once the rest of the floors are constructed.

  • Michael McDonough Resident of BelCragin

    It will look nice once it's finished

22 hours ago

3 days ago

Updated 23 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 Jimenez Private Investigator; IL concealed carry trainer

    NO! to bump outs They can only be installed if PERMANENT parking lanes are dedicated Logan. You can't have a bump out without dedicated parking lanes. The accidents caused by that would, themselves, be very serious. And the LAST thing we need is 24/7/265 parking on the blvd.!

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    NO! to bump outs They can only be installed if PERMANENT parking lanes are dedicated Logan. You can't have a bump out without dedicated parking lanes. The accidents caused by that would, themselves, be very serious. And the LAST thing we need is 24/7/265 parking on the blvd.!

    The BEST solution to the blvd. parking situation, IMHO, would be:

    * to REQUIRE CHURCHES (by ordinance)
    * to have orange-vested parking monitors
    * with safety (light) wands
    * standing posts
    * at each end of each row/block of parked cars
    * on every block where cars are parked
    * from the time the first car parks to the time the last car leaves
    * with mandatory $500 fines per violation per side per block
    * strictly limit church related parking to Sat. & Sun. 9 am-2 pm
    * have the city tow trucks on the blvd. at the end of the permissive parking period
    * and REQUIRE each church to carry additional personal injury insurance coverage of $5 Million/$10 Million and property damage coverage of $250,000 specifically to cover deaths/injuries/property damage caused or contributed to by church-going parkers.

    The monitors can direct traffic around the blockages ... and like crossing guards, stop traffic to assist peds trying to cross the street.

    OR - close the main blvd. to ALL vehicular traffic on Sat. and Sun. ... with the tow trucks standing by.

    BTW, Cyclists - PLEASE ride on the frontage roads (which are called "parkways," I believe). And when you ride the parkways, PLEASE hug the NON-PARKING side of the street and NOT the parking side where the cars are.

    Cyclists tend to wear dark/black clothing at night, with no lights or a little dinky light. You CANNOT be seen, especially when you are riding up against the parked cars under the dim streetlights. You are nothing more than a shadow at night. Also, be aware that a person's (driver's) night vision greatly diminishes with age. You don't have to be 99 years old to suffer from this - vision weakening and eye diseases begin as early as 40 years of age.

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

4 days ago

Updated 32 hours ago

Found Dog - help

Friendly - found near Palmer and Hamlin.

36 hours 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

45 hours ago

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2 days ago

Oct 17 2014

Updated 2 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!

5 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.

5 days ago

Updated 3 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.

Nov 15

Updated 3 days ago

Is 1700 N Albany block in East Humboldt Park safe for a family to live in?

Hello,

I am in the market to purchase a home. I was made aware of the enormous amount of construction activity taking place in Logan Square \ East Humboldt Park. We currently reside in a South Loop high-rise condo and are accustomed to living in VERY safe environments. The block I was directed to is 1700 N Albany (Intersecting with Wabansia) all the way to Bloomingdale Ave (606 Trail). I have heard horror stories about the gang activity near and...

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Hello,

I am in the market to purchase a home. I was made aware of the enormous amount of construction activity taking place in Logan Square \ East Humboldt Park. We currently reside in a South Loop high-rise condo and are accustomed to living in VERY safe environments. The block I was directed to is 1700 N Albany (Intersecting with Wabansia) all the way to Bloomingdale Ave (606 Trail). I have heard horror stories about the gang activity near and around Humboldt Park and North Ave. but would love to obtain feedback from current residents living in the block or nearby about the current state of safety affairs, neighborhood improvement initiatives, closeness of community etc. My wife, my15 year old son and 18 year old daughter would live there. My son would have to commute back home via the Blue Line occasionally when I am unable to pick him up from the blue line stop ( I work mostly from home) My son goes to Whitney Young HS. He loves to take walks and we would utilize Humboldt Park for our periodic jogs. I have seen some gorgeous new construction homes on that block which indicates great progress and a good future. I am nervous about executing. Would you recommend we live there? I look forward to your feedback! Thank you.

  • Cat Wrangler happy Humboldt Park resident

    Hi Antonio. I've lived on this block for the past 6-7 years and love it. I know many of my neighbors and we watch out for each other. I have CHA housing across the alley from my house and, the only time I felt unsafe because of it, was when...

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    Hi Antonio. I've lived on this block for the past 6-7 years and love it. I know many of my neighbors and we watch out for each other. I have CHA housing across the alley from my house and, the only time I felt unsafe because of it, was when the CHA moved the residents out temporarily to do repairs, leaving the units empty. Once my CHA neighbors returned, I felt an enormous relief. Like I said, we all watch out for each other. On my block, you will find low-, middle-, and high-income residents, and you will find people from many different backgrounds. That's the beauty of this block.

  • Douglas Raul Williams Family history in Logan Square since 1970

    Hi Antonio. I have lived north of there on Armitage and Kedzie. I can tell you that we went through the normal situation in a changing area in 1996. Logan and Humboldt Park have come a long way. I cannot speak to the situation on that block, but I can...

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    Hi Antonio. I have lived north of there on Armitage and Kedzie. I can tell you that we went through the normal situation in a changing area in 1996. Logan and Humboldt Park have come a long way. I cannot speak to the situation on that block, but I can tell you that I run in Humboldt Park and see families, walkers and runners utilizing the park and beach. It will take some sweat equity by getting involved in your community and attending your CAPS beat meetings. I think in the long run it would pay off in home equity and living in an area with a beuatiful park.

5 days ago

Updated 3 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!

6 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Boxes needed

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

5 days ago

Updated 3 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....

3 days ago

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 5 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.

Nov 16

Updated 5 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.

5 days ago

6 days ago

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 6 days ago

Found purse

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

Nov 16

Updated 6 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 6 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)

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 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 13

Updated Nov 14

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 Nov 14

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 ?

Nov 14

Nov 08

Updated Nov 13

Full-time Nanny Share - Logan Square

The other family in our nanny share is moving away so we are looking for another family in Logan Square to share our nanny with.

We have a 9 month old, but the nanny is experienced with children of all ages.

The nanny works full time. She does an excellent job engaging the kids, taking them to classes and events, communicating with us, etc. All around great.

Please contact me directly if you are interested or have any questions.

  • Ryan C foremost Avondale hot dog connoisseur

    Hi Pete, we are in Avondale and are going to be looking for a nanny share nearby starting in March. I know it's a bit of a stretch time-wise but perhaps you'd like to trade info just in case? If there's a way to directly message someone on everyblock I haven't figured it out so feel free to drop me an email at: add (dot) subtract (at) gmail (dot) com.

  • If you are still looking, I suggest posting on the Logan Square Parents Unite Facebook page.

  • Tomorrow is another day New resident in North Park Village

    Ryan (and others): Left click on profile name. In next window, see if the Send email link is there. If it is, just left click and a private message (PM) will be sent to that person. If not, then the person has elected to not receive them.

Nov 12

Updated Nov 13

DIY loading zone sign

Phillies Best and Logan Square Auto Repair attaching a sign to a street tree

Oct 26

Updated Nov 13

Dog Owners Be Warned!

Please be aware there is rat poison in front of 2247 N Spaulding. This building is located on Spaulding between Belden and Palmer. The poison is in and around the planter boxes, right next to the sidewalk.

Please be careful and keep your dogs and kids away from this building/area.

We spent all night at the emergency animal hospital because a homeowner chose to be thoughtless and place poison in such a public space.

  • Hi Barbs, If you're responding to Mike’s comment - it’s not rat poison at that address.

  • If you see rat poison, instead of calling the city, just get a broom and sweep it up. It's not that difficult. Don't treat the 311 system like the front desk at your hotel. Just do it.

Nov 02

Updated Nov 13

RIP DNAinfo

As of 4:00pm Thursday 11/2:
https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/

    November 2, 2017
    A lot of what I believed would happen did, but not all of it. Today, DNAinfo and Gothamist deliver news and information each day to over half a million people's email inboxes; we have over 2 million fans across our social channels; and each month, we have over 15 million visits to our sites by over 9 million people.
    http://www.dnainfo.com
  • Don't miss the non mediated comment section full of racist remarks.....good riddance. Can we stop talking about them now? If they were good they have new jobs. 4 months pay?? Cmon!!

  • Achilles Flaneur ear witness

    If there's demand for it, some entrepreneur will pick up these journalists and recreate DNA and make it even better.

Nov 12

Updated Nov 13

Beautiful cat needs a new home!

Sparkie is a beautiful girl looking for a home. A couple years ago when she was a tiny stray kitten, she followed my friend’s son home and had been living with them since. My friend, however, recently inherited her elderly parents’ dogs, and not everyone is getting along.

We tried to have Sparkie come live with us, but she’s afraid of our cats. We are trying to find Sparkie a new home with no dogs where she is the only...

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Sparkie is a beautiful girl looking for a home. A couple years ago when she was a tiny stray kitten, she followed my friend’s son home and had been living with them since. My friend, however, recently inherited her elderly parents’ dogs, and not everyone is getting along.

We tried to have Sparkie come live with us, but she’s afraid of our cats. We are trying to find Sparkie a new home with no dogs where she is the only cat – lizards, fish, and birds probably OK. She is a sweet girl who loves snuggling with humans of all sizes, she just doesn’t like roommates with tails. If you don’t think you can be her new person, please feel free to pass this post to anyone who you think might be interested.

Thanks
Amy

  • Thank you for being willing to help! Sometimes acclimating a cat to a new home can take a little time and needs to be done in a particular way when there are other resident cats. The new cat needs to be confined to a room where she can assess her...

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    Thank you for being willing to help! Sometimes acclimating a cat to a new home can take a little time and needs to be done in a particular way when there are other resident cats. The new cat needs to be confined to a room where she can assess her new surroundings. Items, e.g., blankets, beds, between resident cats and new cat need to be introduced to the others. After some time and the new cat feels comfortable in "her" room, they can be allowed to see each other from a distance. New cat can be introduced to other parts of the house while the residents are confined, etc. It can be a slower than desired process but it can work out. I'm sharing in the hopes you weren't aware like may people and can then re-try the introduction. Thank you again for your kind-heartedness!

  • Jen Baron JBaron

    Carla is right, it can often take a ton of patience in bringing in a new animal. I just adopted 2 kittens about 5 weeks ago and it hasn't been easy for me mainly because I, like other humans want things to happen faster than fur creatures actually need. I'm...

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    Carla is right, it can often take a ton of patience in bringing in a new animal. I just adopted 2 kittens about 5 weeks ago and it hasn't been easy for me mainly because I, like other humans want things to happen faster than fur creatures actually need. I'm definitely learning patience. I did exactly as Carla says above. It took 10 days to get Sammy kitten to come out from under a dresser in his room. About another week before he was able to leave that room. At least another week before he found his favorite spots to sleep in the house and finally he is playing with the other cats...but, he still runs from me! I've wanted to give up a few dozen times but the two kittens are bonded and at least Sammy is now comfortable with his fur brothers. But gosh, it does take some time. Cats DO adjust in due time. Hoping you give Sparkie more time? Its so hard to find new homes considering there are so so many animals out there needing homes. Best of luck to you!

Nov 06

Updated Nov 13

dna/info shutting down

I already miss all the news from dna/info...especially Alisa Hauser and Mina Bloom. They both always had interesting information.

  • Barbs hey you kids, get off my lawn!

    I am really having DNAinfo withdrawal symptoms...
    What can I read now?

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

    chicagoreader.com

Nov 12

Found Cat

Found small cat on Talman near Fullerton. Dark and stripey. Will take it to look for chip tomorrow.

Nov 05

Updated Nov 12

Lincoln Towing Grabs a Car!

The Lincoln Park Bandits (Towing) in action on a Sunday AM at the Dollar Store next to The Cozy Diner on Milwaukee/California.

After watching the tow truck driver, yank the front axle of this sedan from the parking space, dragging this car so he could hook it up and take it, I decided to record the rest of his 25 second rip off..You can see in the video that the driver saw me taking pictures of his grab on the way out...he waved at me. I waved back with a finger salute.

Beware where you park, that's the bottom line here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NHIV5_QN-E&feature=youtu.be

    Lincold Park Towing (Bandits) Chicago, IL USA
    Watch where you park- or your car gets towed, just like this.
    https://www.youtube.com/

Nov 12

Sep 28

Updated Nov 11

Dog Abuse (Dalmatian) by Logan and Western Underpass

African American man with sunglasses and fatigues pulling Dalmatian in a Radio Flyer wagon! He was also carrying a bunch of signs. He was pulling wagon and the dog fell out - poor pup was obviously petrified of him. He picked dog up and then forcefully threw her back in wagon and beat her. I stopped car in middle of western and Logan and told him to stop. He got extremely irate and threatening to me. I had to move car. Please keep an eye out for this pup. Broke my heart that I had to leave her. This is NOT OKAY! What can we do???

  • Barbs hey you kids, get off my lawn!

    CPLS84,
    I misspoke and I do now remember clearly that he called this dog his service dog.

    I am in no way suggesting or condoning the people steal his dog.

    It would be better if the dog COULD sit on the sidewalk, but he can't; he's all cramped up in...

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    CPLS84,
    I misspoke and I do now remember clearly that he called this dog his service dog.

    I am in no way suggesting or condoning the people steal his dog.

    It would be better if the dog COULD sit on the sidewalk, but he can't; he's all cramped up in a red Radio Flyer wagon. Either way, the guy is somewhat volatile, and the dog does not appear to be comfortable in the situations the guy puts him in. Add on to that that many people have stated he sometimes hits the dog, and something has to be done to help both of them, which is what I said the last time. So don't jump jump all over me.

  • Weebis SWCC Vet. (Ret.)

    CPLS84, Golf Tango Hotel.

Nov 08

Updated Nov 11

Surprise Party

All, I'm looking for a good spot to host a surprise party for my girlfriend's 2nd 29th birthday. Does anybody have any good recommendations for places with an event space (hopefully with TVs as there will be at least 1 football game multiple people would like to have on) and possibly deals on drinks and things? Thanks in advance/

  • Whiskey Business, upstairs...

  • Park and field is a good spot. Dedicated party room with a fireplace, full private event menu, plus the ability to go outdoors and use the fire pits

Nov 10

DATE CHANGE: Tonight's For the Love of Stars ...

DATE CHANGE: Tonight's For the Love of Stars event has been MOVED to next Friday, November 17, 6:30-9:30 PM at Julia de Burgos Park (1805 N. Albany). Tonight's first snow and cloud cover make it a poor night for seeing anything, but we're excited for you to join us for a fun evening of sky gazing and exploration next week!

    For The Love of Stars - The 606
    Join the Chicago Astronomer for sky gazing at For The Love of Stars at Julia de Burgos Park. Starts after sunset.
    https://www.the606.org

Nov 08

Updated Nov 10

Welding service needed

Hey guys,
I have numerous metal bar stools that have broken welds that need repair. I’ve taken them to a couple shops but no one wants to waste their time on smaller projects or they want a fortune. Looking for a part-timer or a side job who would be interested in fixing them, preferably on site . Please let me know if you know of any metal workers looking for off season winter work .
Thanks

  • I run a small metal fabrication shop and can do this. 773 316 8079, Just west of Logan.

  • Julie Bean heavy coffee drinker

    47th Ward Repair Cafe
    Every 2nd Saturday of the month (i.e. Nov. 11- tomorrow!)
    at Sulzer Library
    10am - noon

    Bring one of your stools with you and see if you can find someone to help!

Nov 07

Updated Nov 10

New Restaurant! The Little Pickle

Hello neighbors ! My husband and I have just opened our restaurant The Little Pickle! Come down to 3703 W Fullerton Ave. Tuesday through Sunday from 10am-4pm and try one of our roasted pork, chicken or seitan sanwiches with house made pickles and sauces. Our full menu can be found on our website at www.thelittlepicklechicago.com!

  • Congratulations!!! How exciting this must be for you...I will definitely stop by one Saturday.

  • Chinhippy In Logan Square since '99

    Stopped by yesterday and REALLY enjoyed the pork / garlic dill / spicy mustard combination. The kraut was fantastic as well. Glad to have you in the neighborhood.

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