2 hours ago

Move to Hermosa?

Hi!

We are thinking of moving to the area (near Armitage and Cicero). Would you recommend the neighborhood? Look elsewhere? Just trying to see what the residents think about the safety and crime around there. Thanks!

30 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Mailbox Regulations?

Does anyone know if there are regulations for mailboxs? Today my husband was approached by our mail lady. She told him that our block has too many stairs and that we are required to have our mailbox mounted to our wrought iron fence instead of our house. Just wondering if anyone has heard of this or anything similar to this. I found some regulations on the usps website but nothing to answer my question. My mailbox is easily accessible, it just located on my front porch up 8 steps.

  • RodTatLogan,

    No.

  • Hey everyone! Thanks for all the info. I called usps on California and they verified that i do not need to move my mailbox. As long as there are no hazards or big objects in the way, the mail should be delivered. Also we are at the 2400 block of Ridgeway.

Mar 30

Updated 10 hours ago

Compost Logan Square

I was wondering if there is a place in Logan Square where one could drop off compost? I would like to avoid a “pick up service” if possible. I am located on the west side of Logan.

Thank you!

  • Acrowbat Matt North Center Circus Artist

    @Bellhome definitely send me a message- I would be happy to take your scraps, or should I say the farmily would happily take your scraps.

  • Matt, Sent you a PM a while ago to coordinate drop off. Please check your email. Thanks!

2 days ago

Updated 11 hours ago

    Logan Square's New Boutique Hotel Will Incorporate Vintage Grace's Furniture Sign
    LOGAN SQUARE - Plans to convert the Grace's Furniture building into a boutique hotel are moving forward. Not only did scaffolding recently go up, but also the developers and local leaders, including Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa (35th), intend to host a community meeting on the project in early June, according to a flier that has not been made public yet that includes a final rendering.
    https://medium.com
  • Would be very excited about this if done right.

    It's not too big, it would support the bars and restaurants already here and hopefully draw in more retail.

    Such a great location right between O'hare and the Loop

  • Looks like they were knocking holes in the wall already today.

  • happy to see this empty building is getting a new, productive life!

Mar 14

Updated 12 hours ago

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
  • Interesting article. The article mentioned about 1/3 city trees are maples. The Asian Longhorn Beetle which devastated tree canopies in neighborhoods like Revenswood attacked Maple trees. Somehow they were able to mitigate that without chopping down all the Maples just because they could.

    A young sapling can take a decade...

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    Interesting article. The article mentioned about 1/3 city trees are maples. The Asian Longhorn Beetle which devastated tree canopies in neighborhoods like Revenswood attacked Maple trees. Somehow they were able to mitigate that without chopping down all the Maples just because they could.

    A young sapling can take a decade or more to get big. Easy to plant saplings should be planted next to trees not long for this world. The park district should plant tree thickets so if one tree dies we don't have to wait another decade for another. Young saplings are cheap and easy to plant. When they do Earth Day in the Spring the BCO should be allowed to plant trees instead of merely mulch and pick up litter. That might violate contracts with outfits like Christie Webber however.

  • I don't think you need to put fertilizer stakes on mature catalpas, as humboldtwriter says they are just late bloomers along with the kentucky coffee trees. The main thing to do is to trim off any dead and storm damaged wood. They are old trees though and sometimes old trees...

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    I don't think you need to put fertilizer stakes on mature catalpas, as humboldtwriter says they are just late bloomers along with the kentucky coffee trees. The main thing to do is to trim off any dead and storm damaged wood. They are old trees though and sometimes old trees die. If you tell me which ones you're talking about I can go look at them. There are totally dead trees all over the place around here, I would think that would be a hazard...I called 311 about a huge branch hanging above the sidewalk on kedzie a few months ago, but it's still there. Keep an eye up when you're walking around when it's windy, that's all I have to say on that...

    And for BrandonBear, almost every tree in Ravenswood was removed during the longhorn beetle epidemic. And I don't personally care about potentially violating some clouted up contract.

4 days ago

Updated 12 hours ago

New Taco Bell in Logan Square (Coming Soon)

They do have a building permit, so it is real. Work has just begun on the next Taco Bell (No Drive thru) Right next door to the Logan Square Hand Car Wash at Milwaukee and Richmond.

How do you feel about this?

  • Achilles Flaneur ear witness

    I hope something goes into the old location of dos R da boots and other empty store fronts along both sides of that block from California to Sacramento.

  • Is that Dos Oro building tied into to the Hollander building?

14 hours ago

    The rise and fall of community policing in Chicago
    On a mild morning in early May, two teenage boys sat on the porch of a house in West Humboldt Park on busy Chicago Avenue. From there, they could see a string of abandoned stores, boarded up and painted in bright colors.
    https://www.chicagoreader.com

3 days ago

Updated 15 hours ago

Loud Dance Music Northwest Side of the Park

Anybody know where this loud dance music is coming from or the occasion? I'm over by Kedzie and Pierce.

  • MÂ₡ Multigenerational Humboldt Parker

    I was born at Norwegian, and have lived on this block more than once; this time for about the last 10 years. I was just asking if anybody knew where it was coming from and the occasion because I listen to House music, recognized some songs, and wanted to know...

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    I was born at Norwegian, and have lived on this block more than once; this time for about the last 10 years. I was just asking if anybody knew where it was coming from and the occasion because I listen to House music, recognized some songs, and wanted to know if it would be something I'd be interested in attending. Although, after about the fifth hour of constant bass it did get old pretty fast. Anyway, I wasn't trying to incite a comment war.

    In any case, some good points were made, and honestly, knowing now that this was a group of people BBQing blasting music insanely loudly instead of an actual event changes my feelings. The citizens of this neighborhood, especially those with properties facing the park, shouldn't have to deal with music that loud or people peeling out on motorcycles until midnight on Sunday just because "that's how it's always been," "that's the culture," or whatever other lame excuses are thrown around here frequently.

  • RAKARWOWSKI RETIRED CITY WORKER, CLEANING UP HUMBOLDT PARK

    WOW, right on the money MAC. Sorry, did not want to start a war on your thread. I have raised my family here and when I moved in this ILLEGAL loud music NEVER HAPPENED! The park was so dangerous, no one would dare to risk injury to do so. Not...

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    WOW, right on the money MAC. Sorry, did not want to start a war on your thread. I have raised my family here and when I moved in this ILLEGAL loud music NEVER HAPPENED! The park was so dangerous, no one would dare to risk injury to do so. Not until after gentrifers worked to make the park safe again for families and the year after Riot Fest was kicked out of the park did this group appear. Now, more and more groups are using the park, setting up illegal amp.s and blaring music for hours disturbing the entire neighborhood when they do. The Alderman's people video taped the East side group after a shooting in the middle on the day the first year they took over the park. They recorded drug smoking, alcohol drinking, loud music and park grounds being destroyed by vehicles on the grass and tearing up the pavement. Sorry to hear that yet another group has appeared to disturb every ones peace on the West side of the park. Our Alderman has done nothing but make the park unfriendly to families and it is up to us, voters who live here. We must solve this problem on our own in this February's election because no one else will help us. Good luck, see you on election day.

21 hours ago

  • Percussion for General Music Class

    Mr. Burnett is asking for $436.45:
    My students need new instruments, specifically hand percussion to help them with their daily learning.
    Alfred Nobel Elementary School Comment

21 hours ago

4 days ago

Updated 27 hours ago

Closed

Que Lastima. 37 years. Wonder what's gonna replace it. Another "upscale" restaurant, or pricey cocktail bar?

  • Or will this in fact make her the greedy landlord now? Of course, she won’t be seeking to maximize rent. I’m sure she’ll rent to a non profit for below market rates.

  • I honestly can’t believe it was open for this long. The neighborhood has changed so much, in terms of demographics. I’ve been here for 24 years. I’m ready to move on as well.

Aug 10 2016

Updated 34 hours ago

Chicago, 30th Ward Crime - Chopin Park Gangbangers

The following video portrays the true situation that 30th Ward residents live under Ald. Ariel Reboyras. An ineffective, lazy alderman who has repeatedly denied the existence of the increase in crime in the area. He can doubt no more of the terrible job he has done since 2003. Chopin Park is literally next to St. Ladislaus Parish, and formerly St. Ladislaus Elementary School until it closed in 2014- due to low enrollment, which isn't a surprise. Who will send their...

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The following video portrays the true situation that 30th Ward residents live under Ald. Ariel Reboyras. An ineffective, lazy alderman who has repeatedly denied the existence of the increase in crime in the area. He can doubt no more of the terrible job he has done since 2003. Chopin Park is literally next to St. Ladislaus Parish, and formerly St. Ladislaus Elementary School until it closed in 2014- due to low enrollment, which isn't a surprise. Who will send their child to a school in an area that has clearly been neglected. And not to digress, but Notre Dame High School for Girls, which was also in the 30th Ward closed because of Ald. Reboyras' policies as well. Higher taxation and higher crime don't translate into higher enrollment into these neighborhood schools. Watch St. Patrick High School to follow the same fate if Ariel Reboyras gets re-elected to four more years in 2019. ‪

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rxr1UXvYhx4

    Chicago, 30th Ward Crime - Chopin Park Gangbangers
    The following video portrays the true situation that 30th Ward residents live under Ald. Ariel Reboyras. An ineffective, lazy alderman who has repeatedly denied the existence of the increase in crime in the area. He can doubt no more of the terrible job he has done since 2003.
    https://www.youtube.com/
  • I'm not a Reboyras fan but he had nothing to do with Notre Dame for Girls closing. It just wasn't a good school and parents are not going to waste their money sending their children there.

  • Friendly Neighbor Chicago Needs Some Change

    The area isn't becoming that enticing to raising a family, let alone to send their kids to schools in the area.

  • Tom Concerned Neighbor

    Your post is almost two years old and shows today 2018 Ald. Reboyras is an out of touch, in over his head, rubberstamp Alderman. He supports Rahm Emanuel almost 100% of the time. The guy is soft on crime and he's the Chairman of Public Safety! If he can't take care of his own "home" neighborhood, he definitely can't take care of the whole city.
    I will work precincts yo get people to vote him out!

2 days ago

Updated 38 hours ago

Looking for shared warehouse space

We are a small import company who would like to expand into distribution. All we need is space in a certified warehouse. We don't need much space as we are a small company and this is mostly just for licensing purposes.

  • G

    I know not exactly what you are asking for but I have a completely empty 2 car garage available.

  • You might look at The Plant - it's a shared warehouse space. It may not be for you because they do have a lot of expectations about sustainability, etc., but it might be worth looking into: http://plantchicago.org/

May 04

Updated 41 hours ago

Shootings in Hermosa

Hi everyone,

I’ve just moved here, near Pulaski and Fullerton. I work a late second shift job and since the weathers been nice I leave my windows open. I come home, shower, make dinner.

Always always always around 3-4am I hear gunshots ring out in the near distance. Almost on a nightly basis. Is this common in the neighborhood? Will it get worse as the summer months start to come? I was eating lunch last Saturday and heard the shots...

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Hi everyone,

I’ve just moved here, near Pulaski and Fullerton. I work a late second shift job and since the weathers been nice I leave my windows open. I come home, shower, make dinner.

Always always always around 3-4am I hear gunshots ring out in the near distance. Almost on a nightly basis. Is this common in the neighborhood? Will it get worse as the summer months start to come? I was eating lunch last Saturday and heard the shots ring out down the block from me, very close.

Police are pretty negligent in this district yeah? I keep reading how bad they are and I haven’t seen any crime reports for shootings around my area. Just curious, stuck in a year lease so I just want to make the best of it.

Thanks!

  • RAKARWOWSKI RETIRED CITY WORKER, CLEANING UP HUMBOLDT PARK

    That is what a good neighbor does. Thank you for standing up against crime when others will not.

  • Michael McDonough Resident of BelCragin

    And if police go under cover or act like they are residents of a neighborhood that is terrorized by gang activities and these officers make arrests you have lawyers who will represent the suspects and go before a judge and proclaim that this is a form of entrapment the judge then buys into it and the bangers that were arrested are right back out on the street and this is justice.

45 hours ago

45 hours ago

  • Printing on Wheels

    Mrs. Gracia is asking for $745.42:
    My students need copy paper and a laser printer on wheels to print their generated images or photographs to incorporate into their visual arts projects. Even though they lack an art room, I will deliver access on my cart!
    Alfred Nobel Elementary School Comment

2 days ago

    Logan Square's New Boutique Hotel Will Incorporate Vintage Grace's Furniture Sign
    LOGAN SQUARE - Plans to convert the Grace's Furniture building into a boutique hotel are moving forward. Not only did scaffolding recently go up, but also the developers and local leaders, including Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa (35th), intend to host a community meeting on the project in early June, according to a flier that has not been made public yet that includes a final rendering.
    https://medium.com

Apr 09

Updated 2 days ago

Patio Install Recommendation/Question

Hello-
I am interested in using the product below in part of my yard that has turns into a swamp when it rains. Has anyone used this product or can recommend someone that could install it for me? Also, has anyone had success with another product that lets rain drain through?

http://www.porouspaveinc.com/resources/downloads/sales-support/

    Sales Support " Porous Pave, Inc.
    http://www.porouspaveinc.com

May 16

Updated 2 days ago

Found Dog on Kimball and Dickens

I found a jack russell terrier shivering in the corner of a doorway this morning around 8AM. He was scared and shivering. Was clean and had good teeth and grooming. Definitely a young dog. And he is not microchipped.

Please contact me if you’ve lost your dog with details and proof of ownership.

  • Bob, to my knowledge Paws can't take strays - unless something has changed over the last two years. They only pull from the shelter.

  • Thanks Emily, I have seen strays there but its an indirect route:

    In Chicago, stray and lost pets are impounded at two main locations:
    City of Chicago Animal Care and Control (CACC) – 2741 S. Western Ave, 312-747-1406
    Animal Welfare League – 6224 S. Wabash Ave, 773-667-0088
    These shelters are...

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    Thanks Emily, I have seen strays there but its an indirect route:

    In Chicago, stray and lost pets are impounded at two main locations:
    City of Chicago Animal Care and Control (CACC) – 2741 S. Western Ave, 312-747-1406
    Animal Welfare League – 6224 S. Wabash Ave, 773-667-0088
    These shelters are open seven days-a-week and accept strays. If you need a stray animal picked up, call 311 for assistance. If you take the animal to CACC, please call PAWS Chicago at 773-475-9462 with the intake number and we will try to take the pet into our adoption program. Please note, we cannot guarantee that we will bring the animal to PAWS as our intake is determined, based on our existing population and number of adoptions.

May 15

Updated 2 days ago

Recs for Repair to Old (ca. 1890s) Metal-Clad Turret Window?

Hi all:

Our house has an old turret-like corner bay window, dating, as best as we can tell, from approximately the 1890s. It is clad in a kind of metal sheeting, which has been successively painted over the years. A part of the structure was damaged over the winter by ice, and I'm looking for someone who has some experience with vintage ornamental structures like this to come out and assess what we need to do to fix it.

If anyone has any recommendations, please share! Much appreciated.

Thanks.

May 15

Updated 2 days ago

Drywall repair and painting - recommendations?

Hi, neighbors! We sustained water damage from the heavy snow and a bad roof over the winter. We're just about done with our roof repairs. (Thanks to all the great recommendations on here, we went with Nyberg Exteriors and have been pleased with their service and professionalism.) Now that the roof is fixed, we need to get the interior drywall on a few ceilings and walls repaired/replaced and painted. Any recommendations from good, honest contractors (who are licensed and bonded)? We haven't been impressed with the ones recommended by our insurance company. Many thanks in advance!

  • HumBo, I am looking for a guy to do some drywall work. In fact I emailed Slobo this morning, sounds like that wont work for me.However, Leo sounds like he could potentially be an option. Just wondering if he has a business website or anything. I like to do some digging around before cold calling. Did he have a business name?

    Thanks

  • MT

    Vicente Fernandez did work for us a few times and the drywall quality was great.
    773-818-1309

2 days ago

Great News! All Vacant Lots Gone On The 1200 North Block Of Kedzie

When I moved into Humboldt Park, my block had two apartment buildings and a building that had a few stores in it. There were six vacant lots to the North and then the building containing the stores was leveled bringing the total of vacant lots to seven out of nine lots. The neighborhood was crime ridden and gang violence was a daily occurrence. Neighbors got together and started a community garden on several of the lots to clean up the...

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When I moved into Humboldt Park, my block had two apartment buildings and a building that had a few stores in it. There were six vacant lots to the North and then the building containing the stores was leveled bringing the total of vacant lots to seven out of nine lots. The neighborhood was crime ridden and gang violence was a daily occurrence. Neighbors got together and started a community garden on several of the lots to clean up the neighborhood. Gang bangers could no longer use the lots for their criminal actively. Shortly after, developers started purchasing the lots. I am happy to announce that all the vacant lots are gone and tended to as of this month. One developer purchased two lots and built single family homes on them and great people moved in. Now, another developer has purchased the last four lots and built two more single family homes. One home sold for 619K with a great new family. The other was up for sale for 1.2 MILLION until the developer moved his family into it. The last two lots along side of the developers home is now being landscaped as a beautiful addition to his home. After the neighborhood was flooded with low income projects, it is great to see single family homes being built with home ownership because that is what truly stabilizes a community. I am so happy to be apart of bringing back life to Humboldt Park and welcome all new comers that want to make the 720 acres of the park family friendly again.

Feb 21

Updated 2 days ago

MegaMall / Logan Crossing Action

I saw some sort of large truck in the former MegaMall pit today. It had a vertical boom of some sort but I don't know what it would be used form.

Could this finally be the start of developing this eyesore?

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Curious?

Does anyone know what happened by the Logan Square train station on Milwaukee at about 8am? There was police and News broadcast..

Jan 02

Updated 2 days ago

"do you speak english?" scam at armitage and calf. BP

awww. i hoped so much that it wasn't a scam, but it was. two days before xmas, frantic woman in a van, waves me over (i am gassing up at opposite pump) 'do you speak english?" yes. "thank god." story about dying dad in hospital, tank on e, needs gas, let me take your number and i'll pay you back. blah blah blah. i swiped my card for her on the pump and left. i knew it was probably a...

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awww. i hoped so much that it wasn't a scam, but it was. two days before xmas, frantic woman in a van, waves me over (i am gassing up at opposite pump) 'do you speak english?" yes. "thank god." story about dying dad in hospital, tank on e, needs gas, let me take your number and i'll pay you back. blah blah blah. i swiped my card for her on the pump and left. i knew it was probably a scam. thought, if she just charges the 30 bucks she really needs to get somewhere, it's legit. if she fills it up to 60, it's a scam. well, charge card showed 59 bucks. tonight, day after new years day, another woman (different, yet could have been the first one's mom- both were equally frantic and articulate...i admire their rehearsal skills if nothing else)in a suv waves me over (i'm on foot this time, but same gas station at calf and armitage.) "do you speak english -- thank god." same EXACT script. her mother's in northwestern, card is over-extended, blah blah blah. i guess word got around that it worked, so the scammers are working it. so adjust your need to respond (if any) accordingly. (by the way, i gave the second scammer the loose bills in my purse. it's a REALLY cold day, and she took the time to give me an education. that's always appreciated.)

2 days ago

3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Looking for year round babysitter

Hello! My husband and I are seeking a sitter for our two daughters, a 4 year-old and 1 year-old. Ideally, our sitter would be able to work 8-10 hours per week; preferred days are Wednesdays and then either Tuesday or Thursday, timeframe flexibly around 3-7PM. Any reccomendayions would be awesome. Summer only need not apply. 15/hr.

  • My name is Jasmine. I am 22 years old and currently a student making my way up to become a Nurse. ☺️ I live in the Logan Square area. I have a car so I am comfortable with driving wherever you need me to be! I have 5 years experience...

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    My name is Jasmine. I am 22 years old and currently a student making my way up to become a Nurse. ☺️ I live in the Logan Square area. I have a car so I am comfortable with driving wherever you need me to be! I have 5 years experience as a nanny for all ages! I’m very creative, I love to teach and create fun activities for the kids to do during free time. I’m very open to trying new things, and a very quick learner! I’m also bilingual. Please feel free to contact me by email Jazzymariexc@yahoo.com or contact me through here. Can start anytime, Thank you!

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Free sofa

We are putting our old sofa out into the alley, between Spaulding and Kimball north of Armitage.

The arms are a bit worn but still in decent shape.

3 days ago

3 days ago

  • Motivating Kids to be Active

    Mr. Pelkowski is asking for $596.45:
    My students need resistance bands to exercise safely in the classroom because of limited gym space.
    Alfred Nobel Elementary School Comment

4 days ago

Clean Your Closets

Non-Profit helping immigrant men get started seeks Used tools, Jeans, Rain Jackets, Running Shoes, and Construction Boots (Sizes 6.5 Up). Call for Daytime Pick Up.
Seth or Gretchen 312 343 0804 or Deliver to Armitage Welding 3212 W. Armitage Saturday's

6 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Chicago Bookkeeper?

Any recommendation for freelance bookkeeper?

  • vjc gardener

    LOL! books and bees are my favorite things!!

  • :-) And look!!! I thought you were Vic - and now see your moniker is VJC.

    that's what comes of skimming and not reading what's in front of you. :-) Shame on me!

4 days ago

Lost Dogs Illinois added a new photo.

Lost! #Chicago #IL #Hermosa (North Ave & Keeler Ave) Snow - Female Chihuahua Short Haired - Dachshund. White/White/White. Call 630-286-3117. Scared/confused. Please do not call or chase Snow; may cause Snow to bolt or run in fear. Cook County. 60639. Missing 05/18/2018. To see Snow’s location on the Helping Lost Pets Map: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/v2/?pID=2340357 More Info, Photos and to Contact: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/petdetail/?id=2340357

    Lost Dogs Illinois
    Lost Dogs Illinois added 82 new photos.
    https://www.facebook.com

6 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Garbage Can Fires

I'm located at the 2800 block of Lowell. There had been stuff going on, on our block that was never an issue before. But I do not see an increase in police presence. Last week my neighbors tires were slashed, there's noise of shootings on the weekends and yesterday some idiot set fire to some trash cans in our alley. One of the garbage cans caught fire very quick and spread to our garage. Luckily our neighor caught it and...

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I'm located at the 2800 block of Lowell. There had been stuff going on, on our block that was never an issue before. But I do not see an increase in police presence. Last week my neighbors tires were slashed, there's noise of shootings on the weekends and yesterday some idiot set fire to some trash cans in our alley. One of the garbage cans caught fire very quick and spread to our garage. Luckily our neighor caught it and put it out before the fire department arrived. We do have damage to the corner of our garage but it could have been so much worse, since our car was parked in the garage. My husband and I are the new Block Captains and I will be speaking with our Alderman about this. I just hope people are aware of the changes going on and they are calling 911 and reporting things they see. We have to stand together as a community or it will get worse.

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

    Have you been in contact with the police district?

  • Yes, we filed a police report. Who mentioned there has been an increase in crime in the area.

6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Stolen van

Hello everyone

My husbands van was stolen this morning. Its a 2010 ford e350. Please if anyone has seened it parked please message me or report to 311. Please help. License plate ends in 7406

5 days ago

Free Bookshelf

Free 5 level bookshelf from World Market. In the alley between Shakespeare and Dickens just west of Kimball.

5 days ago

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May 12

Updated 6 days ago

Band playing on/near the square?

I keep hearing at least a drummer playing somewhere outdoors. I live near the square, but it’s always late so I admittedly haven’t gone over there to look for myself. Does anyone know what’s going on with that? I don’t recall it happening last year.

Just curious and easily annoyed. :)

  • Michael McDonough Resident of BelCragin

    These musicians should be respectful to the neighborhood and not go past ten pm .

  • Meggg I want to pet all the dogs

    Turns out there was a three day event at Comfort Station. I wish they would have kept it inside, but I suppose it’s no different than a street fest

May 16

Updated 6 days ago

Cat Found - Marina, 8 months old

We found a very friendly, young cat in our yard a couple of nights ago when it was storming. It turns out she is microchipped - we learned that her name is Marina and she is 8 months old, but the owner's contact information is private. The chip company has tried to contact the owner but so far, no luck. Did anyone lose this sweet kitten?

May 16

Updated 6 days ago

Horse Radish? Plants or roots?

I just read where you can freeze the root.

Please e-mail (klh@mindspring.com) if interested. Once you plant it, it is yours for a long time..and the leaves are tall and nice ....and you can dig it and leave part of the root in the ground and it will come back.

  • Hi NW...I don't have rabbits by me (feral cats and lots of backyard dogs..) and the leaves actually smell a little like strong horseradish (well, to me..) -they sure are attractive....so wish I could answer. But you are welcome to try it...(unless these plants would deter the rabbits from he other tasty ones.....just a thought...)

  • A site that lists "safe" things to feed captive rabbits included horseradish. Thinking horseradish may require less watering than turnips. Glad you posted and made me hunt-down more info.
    No pesticides in decades here; never will. Neighborhood feral cat is too old and slow to actually nab a rabbit ... saw two hawks fail vs bunny last Spring (yay).

6 days ago

Shots fired 05/15/2018 1000 block of N. Spaulding. Two shot in 1400 block of N. Spaulding 05/16/2018

Neighbors, be diligent in calling 911 about suspicious activity. We've got a lead poisoning epidemic starting up now that it is nice outside, and I'm not talking about the drinking water. Violence plagues our neighborhood. Get involved. Stop violence by reporting drug sales and uncivilized behavior.

http://wgntv.com/2018/05/16/2-shot-in-humboldt-park-police-say/

    2 shot in Humboldt Park, police say
    CHICAGO - Two people were shot in the city's Humboldt Park neighborhood, according to officials. The shooting happened on the 1400 block of North Spaulding Avenue around 8 p.m. on Wednesday. A 53-year-old man was shot in the shoulder and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital.
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