44 hours ago

Updated 0 min ago

Early voting is on now

Avoid the lines at the primary election and vote today. Registration is also available at every early voting site. You must show 2 forms of ID if registering for the first time.

Address updates for registered voters and other details at https://chicagoelections.com

    https://chicagoelections.com

13 hours ago

Updated 1 min ago

METAL CORNICE REPAIR needed - Recs?

metal cornice repair: seeking a metal specialist to repair/restore an original (circa 1890) metal cornice on a brick 2-flat in NW Chicago. any recs? thank you so much!

  • I don't have that knowledge but there is a group called 'Urban Remains' which goes into old blds being torn down to collect hardware, etc. I bet if you contacted them they would know who to contact...

9 hours ago

Updated 10 min ago

Rosie's Sidekick?

Could it be? A new Italian Sandwich Shop about to open at 2610 N. California. Rosie's Sidekick. At least that's what the note on the window says- And they do have this nifty sign as pictured!

  • The sign has been there for awhile. The blinds are down when I go by. Did you see signs of activity? Hoping something is coming soon. Thanks for your post. 🙂

  • Love the 'do not enter' sign right next to the door....

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7 hours ago

Fireplace permit

We’re thinking about adding a freestanding fireplace inside our house (malm fireplace), but aren’t sure what the permitting process looks like for this. Anyone have experience here and can provide insight?

Feb 15

Updated 8 hours ago

Sleeping guy on Cortland

Anybody know what the deal is with the sleeping guy on Cortland and Mozart? The cops tell him to move and then he comes back. He is a Hispanic man in his 30s with a large black backpack. He tends to wander around the neighborhood aimlessly and laugh maniacally at things that are not there. I’m also convinced he was in my back yard today. But that’s another story in itself...

  • Agreed..I have a bag I give out with socks, gloves, food, etc and there are quarters & a few dollars in it. The gift card work well.I also pick up the cost for those in dollar stores buying ..usually hygiene products.
    We all need to research services but some won't stay in them because they don't feel safe.
    (Back to elected officials again...)

  • Was he in the military? They can get housing.

10 hours ago

Updated 9 hours ago

DNAInfo coming back?

I am thrilled to read about the public radio push to acquire and re-launch DNAInfo and Gothamist. I don't see anything new on DNAInfo, but it's all still very new. Crossed fingers that it will come back! https://www.wired.com/story/gothamist-dcist-laist-return-wnyc-public-radio/

    Gothamist Lives, Thanks to a Boost From Public Radio
    After billionaire Joe Ricketts announced the shuttering of local news organizations Gothamist and DNAInfo last fall, readers across the country mourned the loss of the beloved sites, and worried about the vulnerability of journalism in the digital age.
    https://www.wired.com

14 hours ago

Updated 10 hours ago

Half Italian Closing

May be old news for some, but just found out that Half Italian is closing in March (via their Facebook page).This is very sad considering this was one of my first spots I went to for a quick (and amazing!) sandwich when I moved to the area. Hope we can have something fill the gap in the future.

  • Agreed. There was just a link posted on a separate site that their rent is going up by 3x. I understand that to be the reason they are closing. Sad to hear. I also believe short sighted by the developer to push out established businesses like this who bring good foot traffic to that stretch of Milwaukee.

  • I wish there were something we can do about Fishman's gouging policies.

41 hours ago

Updated 13 hours ago

Suspicious Man casing out buildings in Logan square

This man has been seen in front of my house looking at my building from across the street. The 2nd time I seen this man he was standing at the end of my alley and now I Caught for the 3rd time taking a picture of my name tag on my mailbox so I am bringing this up to the attention of Logan square residents. I will post the link of security footage of this man and if you see him please call 14th district police https://youtu.be/h-TaMD7kRGs

    Chicago suspicious man casing out building
    2-21-2018 time 12:46pm location Logan square
    https://www.youtube.com/
  • Tres 10-year Logan Square resident

    Wow, I wish you were my neighbor! Totally looks like he's casing the joint--is that a mailbox that he's taking photos of? His face is really covered up too, and it hasn't been that cold out!

  • Ray

    I just received a email from 14th district police and they will be passing down the information to beat cars and tactical units. The man hunt has begun. Thank you 14th district police

3 days ago

Updated 16 hours ago

Ask ChicagoNow: Where can you get the best burrito in Chicago?

"El Taconazo on Kedvale and North Ave is hard to beat, if beating other burrito joints is what you’re trying to do, they’re also open late, for the drunkards and such, who need burritos more than anybody, the poor guys". — Brian Kremen, ConFIdences

This article has 3 other Chicago locations (Show)

"Erick's on Lawrence and Damen. Burrito House 3700 Block of Lincoln." — Peter V. Bella, Interesting Chicago

"Erick's on Lawrence and Damen. Burrito House 3700 Block of Lincoln." — Peter V. Bella, Interesting Chicago

"La Pasadita at 1140 N. Ashland. It's a hole in the wall that serves delicious burritos!" — Sabrina Nixon, Purple Reigns: How to Live a Full Life with Lupus

    Ask ChicagoNow: Where can you get the best burrito in Chicago?
    ChicagoNow is a group of bloggers from all sorts of different backgrounds. One thing that helps tie them all together? Chicago. With so much collective experience with the city, we've decided to put that knowledge to use by posing some of the oldest and most popular questions about Chicago to the group.
    http://www.chicagonow.com

  • I picked up some tacos and guacamole at Primo Chukie's for the first time two weeks ago. The tacos were great; we got the ribeye and the al pastor. The guac had a *lot* more onions than I like, but was otherwise OK.

  • Ixcateco Grill in Albany Park, makes me hungry just thinking about the place. Asedero's is really good too but the service is abysmal

2 days ago

Updated 17 hours ago

Shots fired on/near Kimball

Anyone have more info? Around 4:30 pm

  • Spaulding & Schubert buildings have been a problem for years. Kedzie/George is really bad as well.

  • If it’s the same guys, they’re not talking. From the Tribune

    About 4:15 p.m. on the Northwest Side, two men were found shot in a car in the 2600 block of North Kimball Avenue in the Logan Square neighborhood, according to police. A 22-year-old man shot in the right leg was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, while a 19-year-old man also shot in the right leg was taken to Norwegian American Hospital. Their conditions were stabilized, according to police. The two were being uncooperative with investigators.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-chicago-shootings-violence-20180221-story.html

19 hours ago

Ron Onesti: I caught 'Saturday Night Fever'

...all walk the mile or so to a record store called The Record Center on Pulaski Road and North Avenue in Chicago. We simply had to get the weekly listings of the songs on WLS...

    Ron Onesti: I caught 'Saturday Night Fever'
    People today know me pretty much as a rocker, but there was a fleeting moment when I was almost forced to "pick a team" -- disco or rock. It was a difficult time for me, as I was just a sophomore in high school when "Saturday Night Fever" came out in 1977.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

31 hours ago

Updated 22 hours ago

Tightening power lines

Has anyone ever had the power lines that run over their property “tightened”? Some run diagonally across my yard and are saggy - not dangerously so, but they’re an eyesore from our bedroom window and may impact some potential plans for our yard. I’ve read across the internet that some people have gotten the power company to do this for free... seems too good to be true for Chicago. Curious on the process to do this as well as price. Thanks!

  • JSK

    Yea, I had another issue and while here ComEd moved them for free because mine were hanging too low.

  • Very helpful. Thanks everyone, I’ll give ComEd a call

28 hours ago

4 days ago

Updated 36 hours ago

Woman, Pittie and two Chihuahuas looking for rental home

I am a very responsible, quiet middle-aged woman that is being forced to give up apartment due to landlord bias against Pitties. Come on! He lives with two Chihuahuas. Looking for new digs to move in ASAP but no later than May 1.

  • 1 or 2 bedroom is good for me and my range would be up to $2,000

  • Hi - I live in East Village & there is a house (2 apts for rent) at 851 N Wood It's on hotpads.com for $1500.

Feb 12

Updated 43 hours ago

Is this your cat?

Hi - walking the dog tonight 2/12 my husband came upon a really friendly grey cat around Drake and Schubert. No collar, both ears intact. I read a post from August with a description of a similar cat. Is this yours?

  • Dhe

    Thanks for posting! My heart did jump when I thought it was my cat. I believe someone befriended my cat and took her in.
    Please remind people that a tipped ear on a cat means they are spoken for 😀

  • A tipped ear only means it was trapped, spayed/neutered, vaccinated at the time (which may have since expired), likely microchipped and then released. It doesn't indicate if a cat is being cared for. Some may be tame, so it'd be great to help find a forever home.

2 days ago

Updated 44 hours ago

Need good roofer

I need to find a capable and honest roofer! The majority of my roof is fine, but the roof over my foyer has a leak that I've paid to have fixed twice to no avail. I need an honest roofer who's not going to try to get me to get a whole new roof (which I can't afford right now), but who's also savvy enough to actually figure out this issue!
Anyone have any recommendations?
Thanks-

  • Melissa Stanley local realtor and business onwer

    Call Pablo 708-574-2207 he is great and very reasonable. Just remember that water seeks the lowest point so the leak could be coming from another part of the roof. I know for experience that finding a leak is not easy and sometime you just have to re-do the roof. Sorry but it is true.

  • Try Nyberg Exteriors. Great reviews, fixed my vent and didn't try to sell on replacing the entire roof. https://www.yelp.com/biz/nyberg-exteriors-chicago

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Panera = 'Young Bakers Lessons' 5-12 yr olds

I just got an e-mail that they have this program which is 2 hrs for $20. It sounds amazing but not sure that we have it here..but mention it if someone wants to check it out.

  • Thanks for sharing. Looks like if you have a group of at least 10 or more, they’ll schedule it for you. Good to know.

2 days ago

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Shooting at Kimball & Schubert

Police have the southeast corner taped off and look like they are collecting evidence. Did anyone see or hear anything? This is a bus stop corner.

2 days ago

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?

  • I remember a post from fall last year mentioning they were supposed to start in March or April this year.

Feb 13

Updated 2 days ago

2017 United Van Line data shows people leaving Illinois

United Van Lines is the largest moving company in the country, and therefore sees migration trends each year.

Here are their findings for 2017

https://www.unitedvanlines.com/contact-united/news/movers-study-2017

    2017 National Movers Study
    Americans are moving westward, flocking to the Mountain and Pacific West, while the Northeast and Midwest continue to lose residents.
    https://www.unitedvanlines.com
  • And what part of companies relocating don't you get?

    When I was in high school, my dad's employer moved to Glenview, so we did too. I moved back to the city when I started college.

    While about half moved for employment reasons, the rest were mostly retirees or moving closer...

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    And what part of companies relocating don't you get?

    When I was in high school, my dad's employer moved to Glenview, so we did too. I moved back to the city when I started college.

    While about half moved for employment reasons, the rest were mostly retirees or moving closer to family.

    I'm not defending politicians, or saying that government debt isn't a factor, but they're not the reasons being given to the moving companies.

    If the Republicans offered good candidates, I'd vote for them. But the GOP is so incompetent that a Neo-Nazi is running unopposed in the primary. Rauner's opponent is ultra-conservative, so not much choice there.

    I looked at the sample Republican ballot, there are 10 "no candidate" positions listed (not including judges). By contrast, the Democratic ballot has only one.

    How do you vote for change when there's no one to vote for?

  • Since I already stated that I am in the process of moving a company, I can tell you for certain....I get it. way more than most.

Oct 02

Updated 2 days ago

Puerto Rican Parade Committee declares Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy Filing by Puerto Rican Parade Committee of Chicago, organizer of annual Humboldt Park parade & festival and owner of La Casa Puertorriquena: https://www.pacermonitor.com/public/case/20525286/Puerto_Rican_Parade_Committee_of_Chicago,_Inc#
Parade Committee owns 1235-37 N California @ Division building which is home of La Casa social club / event planner / community center. 2013 DNAinfo story discussed allegations of financial mismanagement at PR Parade Committee and power struggle for control: https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20130405/humboldt-park/puerto-rican-parade-commitee-sued-misconduct-alleged

    Puerto Rican Parade Committee of Chicago, Inc. Bankruptcy (1:17-bk-03480), Illinois Northern - Chicago Bankruptcy Court
    Puerto Rican Parade Committee of Chicago, Inc. Bankruptcy (1:17-bk-03480), Illinois Northern - Chicago Bankruptcy Court, Filed: 02/06/2017 - PacerMonitor Mobile Federal and Bankruptcy Court PACER Dockets
    https://www.pacermonitor.com
  • Mark, thanks for your inquiry. Anyone with access to the info it would be appreciated if you could share it here.

  • As I said last year, it is no coincidence that their financial woes kicked into high gear after the big donations from Riot Fest stopped coming.

    This is what happens when you cut off your nose to spite your face. Under no instance should a not for profit with a...

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    As I said last year, it is no coincidence that their financial woes kicked into high gear after the big donations from Riot Fest stopped coming.

    This is what happens when you cut off your nose to spite your face. Under no instance should a not for profit with a bankruptcy in process be trusted with a permit for a parade or event. Vendors deserve to know.

    A few years off and a redefinition of the event on a smaller, safer scale would be a smart move to declare to the court, as well. It's called a good faith proposal.

2 days ago

HPAC meeting tonight! Wednesday @6:30pm

Hello. I just found out there is an HPAC meeting tonight to elect the board. I'm on the board and somehow didn't get the email so I want to make sure as many people as possible are notified. If you've attended at least 5 meetings in the last year you have voting rights.

Feb 16

Updated 2 days ago

Worms in meat at Tony's Fresh food at Fullerton and Central Park

Please do not shop at Tony's finer food. There are worms in the meat. The management does not want to deal with it. Because I sent Lorena without a receipt.

This is a serious health issue. I have informed Carlos Ramirez-Rosa and I have also filed a report with the City of Chicago public health department.

Tony's Fresh Market does not take this situation seriously.

  • On a lighter note...

    Many years ago, my sister worked for a company that sold chocolate covered insects, including worms, grasshoppers and ants. You can still buy them on the internet. (Not me...yuck)

  • Kathy on Crystal Thirty year resident. Real Estate specialist.

    It's all protein!

6 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Ludlow! New at California and Wellington

What's going on here? New bar- doesn't look open yet.

  • I wonder if the new management will lose the "no kids" policy.

  • I'm not going to jump to the conclusion that 'by the ounce' is inherently pretentious. I actually feel quite the opposite on that. I love to try everything available without having to buy an entire drink in order to do so. Would free samples be more ideal for me as a customer? Sure. Would it be viable (if I want to try everything) for the business to do so? Nope. I'll give 'em a go.

Feb 15

Updated 3 days ago

Lost my keys at the 606 Trail

My husband lost his keys at the 606 trail. Anyone with any information of a set of keys found please let me know. Thank you for your time.

  • When I was a 15 year old girl in high school I found a set of keys with the name and address of the person who lost them on a tag. I gave the woman a lecture on her stupidity.

  • bob1983/Kitty - Actually, you can easily have an "in case of emergency" email address solely delegated to the potential loss of your keys. There would be no connection to any of your information unless you are adding it upon sign up. Just don't.

3 days ago

Ask ChicagoNow: Where can you get the best burrito in Chicago?

"El Taconazo on Kedvale and North Ave is hard to beat, if beating other burrito joints is what you’re trying to do, they’re also open late, for the drunkards and such, who need burritos more than anybody, the poor guys". — Brian Kremen, ConFIdences

This article has 3 other Chicago locations (Show)

"Erick's on Lawrence and Damen. Burrito House 3700 Block of Lincoln." — Peter V. Bella, Interesting Chicago

"Erick's on Lawrence and Damen. Burrito House 3700 Block of Lincoln." — Peter V. Bella, Interesting Chicago

"La Pasadita at 1140 N. Ashland. It's a hole in the wall that serves delicious burritos!" — Sabrina Nixon, Purple Reigns: How to Live a Full Life with Lupus

    Ask ChicagoNow: Where can you get the best burrito in Chicago?
    ChicagoNow is a group of bloggers from all sorts of different backgrounds. One thing that helps tie them all together? Chicago. With so much collective experience with the city, we've decided to put that knowledge to use by posing some of the oldest and most popular questions about Chicago to the group.
    http://www.chicagonow.com

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Missing white husky - in Bucktown/Wicker Park/Logan Square

Hi, everyone. Earlier tonight, our dog ran out through out front gate. He is a male, all white husky; responds to Yukon and was last wearing a blue harness. He is not chipped. We live by Western and Charleston, but he's a runner by nature so I'm not sure how far he would've gone by now.

I am not sure how this works, but if anyone has any information please send a message. My poor boy is out in the cold alone. I need him to come back home.

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Student looking for a place

Nursing student (female) looking for a room to rent in a home or apartment.
Multiple situations possible - able to pay rent, provide caregiving or arrange child care/academic tutoring in lieu of rent. Please message if interested.

  • Mary,
    Is there any way to message you privately? (I don’t use this often and can’t tell whether this response will “post” to everyone.)

  • For how long do you need a room?

  • Figured it out and emailed you. Sorry!

Feb 14

Updated 4 days ago

Parking Near Wrightwood & Lawndale

Looking for a parking spot to rent near Wrightwood & Lawndale. Open to different options, but would want a long-term monthly sort of thing. Thanks!

  • Thanks Karen, that's also further away than we're looking for.

  • Hi David. There is a spot open in my garage. My building is on Lawndale almost at Wrightwood. I can direct you to my landlord if you're interested. Email me at mina.bloom24@gmail.com, if you'd like.

4 days ago

Vinyl Siding Repair needed

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

Feb 12

Updated 5 days ago

Most juveniles charged with armed carjackings let go in 24 hours, records show

Dozens of juveniles were charged last year in Chicago for allegedly pointing guns at motorists and stealing their cars, but most were not detained longer than 24 hours, according to court records obtained by the Sun-Times.

Almost every part of the city has been plagued by the brazen holdups. There were almost 1,000 of them last year, compared with 663 in 2016.

https://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/juveniles-armed-carjackings-released-within-24-hours/

A few years ago, major reforms to the juvenile justice system changed how armed carjacking and armed...

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Dozens of juveniles were charged last year in Chicago for allegedly pointing guns at motorists and stealing their cars, but most were not detained longer than 24 hours, according to court records obtained by the Sun-Times.

Almost every part of the city has been plagued by the brazen holdups. There were almost 1,000 of them last year, compared with 663 in 2016.

https://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/juveniles-armed-carjackings-released-within-24-hours/

A few years ago, major reforms to the juvenile justice system changed how armed carjacking and armed robbery are handled, Cunningham said.

Under state law, murder, attempted murder, rape, armed robbery and aggravated carjacking all had been crimes for which juveniles were automatically transferred to adult court — and many stayed in jail on bond until trial. But the reforms removed aggravated carjacking and armed robbery from the automatic transfer provisions

    Most juveniles charged with armed carjackings let go in 24 hours, records show
    Dozens of juveniles were charged last year in Chicago for allegedly pointing guns at motorists and stealing their cars, but most were not detained longer than 24 hours, according to court records obtained by the Sun-Times. Armed carjackings have become a major political problem for Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
    https://chicago.suntimes.com
  • gpblight 22 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Again...a bankrupt city, county, state cannot afford to pay the lockup cost of $80,000 a year. This is why they come up with all these silly ideological libral/conservative soft/hard statements.

    No politician talks about We are bankrupt and cannot pay our bills. Theykeep a stiff upper ;lip and talk about their wonderful party and what a great job they are doing...as stats say otherwise.

  • gpblight, it can cost much more than $80,000 per year to continue to allow one inmate-worthy offender freedom. In addition to spraying bullets and damaging property, stealing cars and crashing them, and in general terrorizing decent citizens think about the cost to the victims. Innocent people suffer physically and emotionally...

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    gpblight, it can cost much more than $80,000 per year to continue to allow one inmate-worthy offender freedom. In addition to spraying bullets and damaging property, stealing cars and crashing them, and in general terrorizing decent citizens think about the cost to the victims. Innocent people suffer physically and emotionally after being victimized. What $$$ figure do we translate that into?

    Also, the conjugal opportunities in prison don't yield babies and that is a tremendous savings of medical, housing, and food welfare, unless someone wants to produce statistics that trigger-pullers father children that come from economically viable family units.

Feb 16

Updated 5 days ago

Shooting at Cortland and California.

A friend just witnessed two groups of youths shooting at eachother on the corner. Wow haven’t seen that in this area for a long time. He didn’t see if anyone was hit. Hopefully not!

  • Hopefully Wilmot Realty will make an offer on the liquor store and barbershop that they can't refuse (bangers have to get there fade somewhere ) . They seem to be developing every other corner in the area.

  • Waiting for someone to blame gentrification or the "outsider investment" Maldonado & Company discourage on this shooting.

    It's time for a twenty year plan for Humboldt Park's growth and development that doesn't include Maldonado, his real estate front groups, or the gang banger class that thinks it should be 1970 forever.

    It's pretty easy: remove the cancer of Maldonado & Company, then the gangs follow.

Feb 16

Updated 5 days ago

Dog Found at 2400 block of N. Kedzie

Hello, my neighbor found a Chihuahua outside of our building on the 2400 block of N Kedzie this morning. Please respond ASAP if you believe this could be your dog or if you know someone from the area who is missing a chihuahua. The dog is currently safe in our building.

  • MillieNeon Person

    Picture?

  • M Lee running forward

    I'm having difficulty posting a photo, but as an update, the dog is now at PAWS, so if anyone is missing a chihuahua in the area, you can contact PAWS. Thanks!

  • Call animal control....its what Ive done for years

Feb 16

Updated 5 days ago

Bullet shells

Noticed 8-9 shells on Bloomingdale Avenue between richmond and humboldt Blvd this morning, right where it intersects the alley. Anyone hear/notice anything recently? They seemed new. Just called it in so we’ll see.

  • I wondered that about the the casings. They are s&w 10mm casings - I’m assuming smith and Wesson. Not sure if that fits the description for anchor driving casings.

    For what it’s worth they were still there about 2 hours ago, though crushed now. I took photos but can’t upload like ina new post. They were kind of in the mud from construction. But they were clean themselves. If the police looked for them they definitely didn’t pick them up.

  • If casings from a Hilte gun, can they pick them up so we don't think they are bullet casings? Can someone speak to the construction head and have them be good neighbors.

Feb 11

Updated 5 days ago

Suggestions for huge icicle overhang?

I need to remove some huge icicles that are hanging off the gutters. They are long, wide, and heavy. The melt is causing ice to form on the open porch stairs below.

Any suggestions?

  • It's snowing pretty heavily right now.

  • Michael McDonough Resident of BelCragin

    Between today and Wednesday we are going to see rapid snow melt especially tomorrow and Tuesday when we could see up to 3 inches of rain

6 days ago

Feb 16

Updated Feb 17

Single gunshot early AM heard near Lawndale/Altgeld

A loud gunshot woke me up around 4:20. Anyone else?

  • JLM60 Visual Artist resident of Logan Square since 1986

    I heard them too, the sound carried pretty far as I am on Wrightwood west of Central Park, but I distinctly heard four shots, not close enough for me to tell where they where coming from.

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

    Please call 911 every time you hear, or think you hear, gunshots. Dispatch can triangulate based on the locations of the callers

Feb 17

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