30 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

How do security deposits work in Chicago? Need to get old one back before starting new lease?

If I am leaving a place, when can I get my security deposit back? I'd like to use my security deposit from my old place (the one i'm in now) and put it towards the security deposit on the new place because I don't have a lot of spare funds sitting around. Is it possible to get the security deposit back before the move out date on the old place in order to make this happen?

  • I am apartment searching now, and was apartment searching a year ago. It seems the move-in fees have gone down a lot. Last year it wasn't unusual to hear landlords asking for half of a month's rent. Now it's usually $200-$300.

  • Lisa Hibbard Avondale/Logan Square Resident

    Maybe you can deep clean the apartment when you move and do a walk through with the landlord so that they can see if there is any damage from the move. Ask the landlord to agree that if the apartment is in good condition, then you can receive the security deposit right away. If any interest is as miniscule as everyone said above, offer to waive it as a condition to having your deposit back right away.

3 hours ago

Gutter work recommendations?

We're looking for someone who could put gutters on our garage. We get ice right in front of the entrance to our garage in the winter.

Thanks

Apr 11

Updated 5 hours ago

Congress Pizzeria - Closed

I went here a few times when I first moved to Logan Square over 25 years ago- never thought it was that good- however, they stayed in business a long time. Wonder if the landowner sold the spot for what appears to be development .

New Condos? Just what we need, right?

  • Rick Stoneham Logan resident since 1984

    But they had occasional concerts hence Bernhards show. She had some funny comments about the dressing room.

  • When I was a kid back in the early 70s it was a Bargin Town .

13 hours ago

Calling all Artsy-Craftsy People! Harmony House for Cats needs your help!

Harmony House for Cats needs handmade items to sell at our annual Kitty Summer Social Open House, http://hhforcats.org/kitty-summer-social
Do you or someone you know make something awesome? We’d love to feature your jewelry, artwork, home goods, beauty/skin care, clothing, wood or paper goods, and gardening items at our fundraiser. It’s a chance to showcase your talents and help the cats of Harmony House!

Email kelly@hhforcats.org by May 20th if you have items to donate.
Everything needs to be received at...

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Harmony House for Cats needs handmade items to sell at our annual Kitty Summer Social Open House, http://hhforcats.org/kitty-summer-social
Do you or someone you know make something awesome? We’d love to feature your jewelry, artwork, home goods, beauty/skin care, clothing, wood or paper goods, and gardening items at our fundraiser. It’s a chance to showcase your talents and help the cats of Harmony House!

Email kelly@hhforcats.org by May 20th if you have items to donate.
Everything needs to be received at Harmony House no later than Sunday June 3rd.
You can mail/ship them to the shelter:
Harmony House for Cats
2914 N. Elston Ave
Chicago, IL 60618
Attn: KSS
You can also drop off your items seven days a week 10am – 3pm.
Please make sure all boxes/bags are marked “For KSS”.

And make plans to join us on Saturday June 9th!

All proceeds from the sale of items go towards the care of the Harmony House cats.
Harmony House is a 501(c)3 organization.

    Kitty Summer Social | Harmony House for Cats - Eco-Friendly Cageless No-Kill Adoption Center
    Saturday, June 9th, 1-4 pm Harmony House for Cats 2914 N Elston Avenue Chicago, IL 60618 Free admission Join us for an open house fundraiser to help kick off summer in Chicago!
    http://hhforcats.org

35 hours ago

Updated 15 hours ago

Iron staircase/fence painting suggestions?

3 flat. Looking to paint some iron/metal gates and staircases. Any contractor suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.

  • Victor Perez small business owner

    Quality assurance contracting services llc
    Handyman/ general contractor
    small to large scale painting
    lots of pictures and references!
    312-885-1719

  • Thank you Jen!! If/when we ever sell, you'll be on the short list of realtors we interview. Bill West sounds like someone we could use getting to know and getting some things done with. Thanks again.

26 hours ago

Updated 15 hours ago

  • Me too!!! I tried Craigslist & nada. Any leads would be helpful. Thanks!

15 hours ago

Furniture stores that you can sell pieces to?

Anyone know of any that will purchase pieces from you along Milwaukee? I have a mirror I need to sell.

2 days ago

Updated 15 hours ago

Grace Hotel?

Anybody heard anything about the proposed boutique hotel in Grace's Furniture building?

3 days ago

Updated 18 hours ago

Chimney Tuckpoint/Repair Reco's

Looking for recommendations to tuckpoint and repair a leaky chimney. Thank you!

  • Acrowbat Matt North Center Circus Artist

    Teufel Roofing
    (773) 327-2839‬

    They did a phenomenal job and at a fabulous price.

    I have also used Grzebieniak as well and they were wonderful to work with as well.

    Either one you can’t go wrong!

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

    We have an English Tutor (like a small bungalow)

    South elevation, grind out any loose or damaged mortar. Wash mortar joints out. Tuckpoint any cracks or holes with a depth of 1/2 inch or more of missing mortar. Includes chimney. $875.00.

    West and east sections of building, from ground level...

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    We have an English Tutor (like a small bungalow)

    South elevation, grind out any loose or damaged mortar. Wash mortar joints out. Tuckpoint any cracks or holes with a depth of 1/2 inch or more of missing mortar. Includes chimney. $875.00.

    West and east sections of building, from ground level upward, halfway to roofline, grind out mortar joints 100%. Remove any damaged bricks where needed. Replace with matching common brick. Wash all windows, sills, mortar joints and brick to a clean surface. Tuckpoint in a flat flush mortar joint. Match existing color. $3,800.00.

19 hours ago

    Permit issued for renovation/alteration (building permit)
    EveryBlock is the leading Web site for neighborhood discussions and block-level news, including the latest news stories, crime reports, real estate listings and business reviews.
    https://chicago.everyblock.com

Jul 05 2015

Updated 23 hours ago

Gutter Replacement

Our house has had some gutter issues and we've finally determined that we need to just replace them. Happily, our insurance company agreed. I've tried a few roofing and gutter places, but once they find out the roof is fine and we just need gutters.....poof, they disappear.
Anyone with a recommendation for a gutter replacement company? Preferably someone who can take a look at where we've been having some overflow issues and make some changes to the way our downspout are set up.

  • thanks for the follow-up...we see a lot of these type of posts but finding out what the upshot was is very useful.

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35 hours ago

1421 Beat Meeting

Did anyone attend? If so, can you please share feedback from the meeting?

3 days ago

Updated 36 hours ago

Car wheels stolen.

A Honda Accord had its car wheels stolen on Keeler Ave. Probably happened last night. A resident mentioned that this was the sixth time she had seen this happend while walking he dog.

Jan 25

Updated 2 days ago

3450 W Diversey - huge fight, gangbangers, squatters in building

Hi, I have not heard much about this troubled building lately, but last night there was a fight of some sort resulting in blood on the sidewalk, a broken window for one of our neighbors (a 100 year old window) and an arrest. I will speak with the police tonight at 10pm when the officer is on duty. I was wondering if anyone had any details. Please share. Thank you

  • Kapel, there is nothing illegal about being in a gang, in fact it's actually a constitutional right found under the freedom of expression clause, what's illegal is taking part in criminal activities which most gang members do!!! This is why there's really no way to desolve/ abolish gangs in of themselves!

  • Freedom of association clause!!!

5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Darwin Elementary Local School Council Elections Wednesday, April 18th

Local School Council (LSC) elections for Darwin Elementary, and all CPS Elementary schools, are this Wednesday, April 18th from 6 AM to 7 PM.

If you live in Darwin's attendance boundary you are eligible to vote. I'm including an image of Darwin's boundary but you can also confirm your local school's boundary using the 2018 LSC Election site (http://cps.edu/ScriptLibrary/Map-LSCElections2018/index.html). Type in your address to find the school boundary you are within or type in "Darwin" to see Darwin's enrollment boundary....

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Local School Council (LSC) elections for Darwin Elementary, and all CPS Elementary schools, are this Wednesday, April 18th from 6 AM to 7 PM.

If you live in Darwin's attendance boundary you are eligible to vote. I'm including an image of Darwin's boundary but you can also confirm your local school's boundary using the 2018 LSC Election site (http://cps.edu/ScriptLibrary/Map-LSCElections2018/index.html). Type in your address to find the school boundary you are within or type in "Darwin" to see Darwin's enrollment boundary.

All you have to do to vote is go to your neighborhood school between 6 AM through 7 PM with an ID confirming your address within the boundary. You'll be given a ballot and allowed to vote for no more than 5 candidates among both parent and community representatives. Voting for more than 5 candidates will spoil your vote!

I have served as a parent representative at Darwin for two years, where my daughter attends. During my tenure I have asked critical questions about the school's operation and the principal's policies because these decision affect the education of all the children in the school - including my daughter's.

I'd like to ask for your suport for another two years. It's a lot to ask people to take 20-30 minutes out of their day and vote in an election that seems removed from their lives but what happens in your local school really matters to the neighborhood: excellent schools that parents want to attend change the neighborhood for the better.

I've been privileged to work with the following other candidates and wholeheartedly endorse voting for them as well.

For Parent Representative: Jeffrey Young (myself), Erin Rensink, Dawn Herrera Helphand

For Community Representative: Kate Carolan and Amanda Mcbee.

Thank you.

    http://cps.edu
  • Jeff Young Logan Square resident

    Contrary to the above, I've read that community members need 2 forms of ID with at least one that confirms residence in the attendance boundary. Acceptable forms of ID include:

    Driver's License
    State ID
    Voter Registration Card
    MediPlan/Medicaid Card
    IDPA Card
    Permanent Resident Card
    Matricula Consular
    Student ID
    Public Library Card
    Other Govt issued ID
    Lease
    Utility Bill
    Credit or Debit card
    Employment ID
    Court Documents

  • Jeff Young Logan Square resident

    I've been at the school most of the day as a pollwatcher. I've seen so many people from the community come in and vote - thank you all for supporting Darwin.

2 days ago

Earth Day Fest at Kilbourn Park this Sunday • 10am-Noon • FREE TO ATTEND!

Join us for Earth Day Fest at Kilbourn Park on Sunday, April 22, 2018 • 10:00am – Noon at the Kilbourn Park Greenhouse and Gardens.

It's a free to attend celebration of the Earth! For the Kids: Fun with Natural Materials, Planting of Prairie Seeds & Plants, and Park Litter Clean-up. For the Adults: Soil Remediation and Tips from speaker Dr. Israel "The Soil Scientist" 11:00am, and Park Litter Clean-up. Presented by The Chicago Park District and co-sponsored by Friends of Kilbourn Park Organic Greenhouse and The Kilboun Park Advisory Council.

SEE THE ATTACHED FLYER FOR MORE INFO...

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Pharmacy on Fullerton next to Farrel's gym

Any idea what the pharmacy is between Farrell's gym on Fullerton at Kedzie, and Fishman's?

It's almost totally bare, never anyone inside. Every time I walk past I wonder how they use such a high traffic space for a faux store front.

  • i wish someone would re-develop that corner, would love to see the one story office & retail buildings along the boulevard get built up to have housing above and hold the corners better. Except for maybe the Parson's building, that one does an job because it's so active and has a nice massing of mature trees assisting

  • they have a website alphacarerx.com for that store but all the images are stock internet photos. it looks like a mail order pharmacy so why the storefront? open 9-5?

3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

First Midwest Bank Logan Square Location-Closed

I occasionally use this bank, have a debit card from them, was very disappointed to see that the Logan Square location is closed.

I went to the North Ave branch instead, was told two of the tellers from LS are relocated here, and that due to a dispute with the landlord (over rent I believe) the Logan Square location was closed, she also said they were looking for a new location.

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Dead Body Found Down the Block

A week ago today I was walking to the local grocery store near Belmont and Knox. As I approached the corner I noticed a news man taking video behind the senior center. My initial thought was that perhaps he was doing a story about the senior home. But when I returned from the store I noticed many more news reporters had joined the scene. At this point I questioned the first reporter I encountered. He mentioned that a dead man...

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A week ago today I was walking to the local grocery store near Belmont and Knox. As I approached the corner I noticed a news man taking video behind the senior center. My initial thought was that perhaps he was doing a story about the senior home. But when I returned from the store I noticed many more news reporters had joined the scene. At this point I questioned the first reporter I encountered. He mentioned that a dead man was found in the alley shot to death. Which that alone turned out be false to some extent. As I continued down the block I encountered another reporter at the other end of the alley off of Barry Ave. At this point I was a little more surprised because we was getting a lot closer to my residence. I said to him, "I hear it was fatal, any specifics as to what happened?" And he said that they found a man dead in the alley but no one knows what was the cause of death. He said he even walked the alley to see if he noticed a sign of the crime scene but could not pinpoint the spot where the body was found. There was no blood on the ground or anything, not even yellow tape. I mentioned that the prior reporter said it was a gun wound. And he said that no one really knows, that his report indicated that the man was beat to death and found a couple hours earlier lying in the alley.

The Tribune report:

https://www.google.com/amp/www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-man-found-dead-in-alley-040818-story,amp.html

That was it! I never heard an update. And this startles me to the core because my grandchildren and I live right down the street from this crime scene. For all I know we have a murderer on the lose in the neighborhood!

Does anyone know who to reach out to to find out more? I'm curious to know if they determined who the individual was? Cause of death? Was it a local resident? Was it gang related? Was it someone that may perhaps been murdered elsewhere and just dumped in the alley? So many questions are unanswered.

  • Yes, just as Bellhome says... go to your local police station or call them and tell them of your concern and questions. Each station has its own number.
    You never mentioned there were any cops around just reporters. (?!) were the police there when you approached each reporter you confronted?

  • Clef in Jeff Park, no now that you mention it I didn't see any officers around. Then again, the police were alerted to the body sometime around 7:30am and when I walked by it was already around 10:15am. I don't know if that was enough time for them to conduct their investigation though.

3 days ago

Donate Your Arts & Crafts Project to Kitty Summer Social Fundraiser for Harmony House For Cats

Calling artsy-craftsy people! We need handmade items to sell at our annual Kitty Summer Social http://hhforcats.org/kitty-summer-social . Do you or someone you know make something awesome? We’d love to feature your jewelry, artwork, home goods, beauty/skin care, clothing, wood or paper goods, and gardening items at our fundraiser. It’s a chance to showcase your talents and help the cats of Harmony House!
Email kelly@hhforcats.org by May 20th if you have items to donate.
You can mail/ship them to the shelter:...

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Calling artsy-craftsy people! We need handmade items to sell at our annual Kitty Summer Social http://hhforcats.org/kitty-summer-social . Do you or someone you know make something awesome? We’d love to feature your jewelry, artwork, home goods, beauty/skin care, clothing, wood or paper goods, and gardening items at our fundraiser. It’s a chance to showcase your talents and help the cats of Harmony House!
Email kelly@hhforcats.org by May 20th if you have items to donate.
You can mail/ship them to the shelter:
Harmony House for Cats
2914 N. Elston Ave
Chicago, IL 60618
Attn: KSS
You can also drop off your items seven days a week 10am – 3pm. Please make sure all boxes/bags are marked “For KSS”.
Everything needs to be received at Harmony House no later than Sunday June 3rd. All proceeds from the sale of items go towards the care of the Harmony House cats.

Harmony House is a 501(c)3 organization.

    Kitty Summer Social | Harmony House for Cats - Eco-Friendly Cageless No-Kill Adoption Center
    Saturday, June 9th, 1-4 pm Harmony House for Cats 2914 N Elston Avenue Chicago, IL 60618 Free admission Join us for an open house fundraiser to help kick off summer in Chicago!
    http://hhforcats.org

Apr 13

Updated 3 days ago

In Need of a Good Electrician

The electrical outlets in my garage are having some issues and I am in need of an electrician to come out and assess the situation and hopefully fix it. Does anyone have any recommendations for a competent and honest electrician?

  • Sorry Jicccc, I didn't know I was writing a Brief for the United States Supreme Court!!!!

  • Your comment was incoherent. If you want to be taken seriously, slow down and use complete words and sentences.

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Recommendations - water in the basement

Greetings, neighbors-

During intensive rainy days water seeps into our building's basement. I am hoping to receive reliable/trustworthy recommendations via this channel. Please provide me recommended businesses that offer assessment/repair for this type of situation. It could be gutters/downspouts, pipes, not sure. From the looks of it doesn't seem its a pipe issue. Much appreciated.

Thank you neighbors!

6 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Moving to LS - Parking Advice

Considering moving from Bucktown to Logan Square near Kedzie and Fullerton -- just wondering if anyone has insight in to the parking situation in this area.
From our apartment tour, it seemed like Kedzie had free parking but it seemed very busy/we had to park a few blocks away.
Is this typical? Do y'all have to drive around for a while to look for parking spots? Any tips? Anyone renting out a spot close by?
Also, curious about neighborhood safety - thoughts?
Thanks!

  • Yes get a permit if your address is in a residential parking zone, but you likely are not.

    Check here to see if you can get a permit: https://webapps1.cityofchicago.org/ezbuy/geoWardLookup.do

  • I bought a condo on Kedzie near Wrightwood a couple of years ago and love the neighborhood! (It was a completely random decision, I moved from Old Town and was very unfamiliar with the west side.) It's quiet but close to restaurants and nightlife, and I've never felt unsafe. I...

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    I bought a condo on Kedzie near Wrightwood a couple of years ago and love the neighborhood! (It was a completely random decision, I moved from Old Town and was very unfamiliar with the west side.) It's quiet but close to restaurants and nightlife, and I've never felt unsafe. I walk and take the public transportation for the most part. A good friends live a mile south on Sawyer and i always walk to/from her place, even late at night. You just have to be smart about side streets and such at night.

    I have a car which basically just lives on the street, I only keep it because I own it. I do qualify for a zone 100 buffer permit, but about half of the side streets west of Kedzie aren't zoned...I've never had a problem and I've had a couple of temporary roommates that had cars and no permit. I think a little more South of you has a lot of street options as well, just get off the main streets and you shouldn't have a problem. Street sweeping is the biggest pain I've encountered.

Apr 13

Updated 3 days ago

Anyone want some dirt?

I have a bit of dirt to get rid of, from potted plants and a small veggie garden that died. Maybe ~16 cubic feet, by my estimate. Any suggestions for what I should do with it? I figured I would take it to a city park and put it around the trees, but I don't know if that would look suspicious or be illegal. If anyone on Everyblock wants it, please direct message me.

  • Watch the movie "The Great Escape." Put dirt in sacks hidden in the legs of your pants. When you walk around Humboldt Park, pull the strings of the sack and let the dirt pour around your shoes. Kick it around and don't let the guards see you.

  • Tasty Treats...have you been drinking again?...haha

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

New construction at Fullerton and Sacramento

Anyone know what is going in there? Such a small lot!

3 days ago

4 days ago

20yr old shot in 3500 block of Belmont

Apparently he didn’t make it based off the questions the police were asking but can’t confirn.he was in a mid size suv so guessing someone on foot from our neighborhood got em. R.i.p

4 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Shooting 3500 block of Belmont

Does anyone have info about what happened Sunday around 8:45pm on the corner of Belmont and St Louis? Lots of sirens and then large police presence for hours. Twitter Scanner account said 19yo suffered four gunshot wounds. No word on condition of the victim and I can’t find anything else about it.

  • I don't know but it happened literally outside of my apartment and I slept through all of it.

  • Oh wow! The police were there for several hours which is what made me look into what was going on.

    Anyone I can call to find out what happened? We moved to Chicago last summer and this was the first major incident pretty close to home.

Apr 13

Updated 4 days ago

Shots Fired Thursday Night?

Hello - just wondering if anyone else heard several gunshots last night around 11:20PM? I'm near Pulaski and Central Park.

  • If anyone knows of a Fire Candidate that was disqualified for appointment to the Chicago Fire Academy based upon them being one day passed their 38th Birthday, please let me know as I'm currently seeking Fire Candidates who have been prematurely disqualified by the City to join this Suit! Thank-U!!! The more, the merrier!!!

  • E

    Kevin sure has sued a lot of government bodies. Certainly suggests a different set of priorities.

Apr 13

Updated 4 days ago

Missing Cat

Our cat ran away today near Avers and George. If you see him, let me know!

  • I'm curious, How did you find him? Is there anything you did specifically that worked? I work for a cat shelter and would love any feed back you could lend.

  • Ultimately he was just hiding in the back stairwell of our building (we're on the top floor of a 3 flat), so he wasn't outside. We came home Saturday night and he was just sitting on the stairs, terrified.

    We tried putting out food, and dirty cat litter, and calling for him. I'm going to start making sure I use a treat canister that has a specific sound going forward so there's some "sound of food" that gets him to come running.

Apr 07

Updated 5 days ago

  • Hi, I have a tall mirror with an antique frame, which I cracked about a year ago. I called Arlington Glass on North Milwaukee Ave. They picked up and return within a week for a reasonable price. Hope this helps.

  • Kitty, You are one of the nicest neighbors on EB! I too am glad to learn of Armand Lee.

Apr 12

Updated 5 days ago

Lost Cat

My cat, Quincy, has been missing for about 2 days. We last saw him near Barry heading south on Kedzie. Any info is appreciated!

  • So glad to hear Quincy is home! And safe and sound!
    Those rascals! Always looking for an adventure, and sometimes they find one....!
    They scare the bejeezus out of us when they're missing, but it's too hard to scold them when they're found, because you're just so darned relieved to have them back.
    Glad he's home.

  • hooray, he is home.

6 days ago

Lost dog

On March 25, 2018 we lost our dog. she is a 3 yrs Old Morkie. Tiny, Black, brown and gold long hair. Her puppies need her , she was still feeding them. If you have seen her please call us at 773-387-1250.Area of Belmont and Laverne.

6 days ago

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Apr 03

Updated Apr 13

    Target to open 10th neighborhood store in Logan Square
    Target plans to open another of its smaller stores in the Logan Square neighborhood, just a little more than a mile and a half from an existing store in Avondale. The new 27,400-square-foot store, expected to open in 2020, will be Target's 10th "small-format" store in the Chicago area, the retailer said in a news release.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com
  • Mark Heller Logan Square & Chicago activist

    I proposed Skate Park under Kennedy Expressway to City & Park District in 2001. Many including Alderman said "never going to happen". Wrong. Park project in 2004 LSq Open Space Plan & advocacy that catalyzed Daley to fund 2002 Open Space Study. http://www.placemakingchicago.com/places/logan-boulevard-skate-park.asp.

  • So you’re comparing a skate park literally under the highway to one of the top tourist destinations in the state? Funny. Oh, and it didn’t happen did it? I don’t see a children’s museum up here.

Apr 09

Updated Apr 13

Is this a fair price??

Hi all. I need your collective advice. I am tearing down a 1 car garage&replacing w/a 20x20 double car. All new foundation etc. just got a quote of 16K. Is that a fair price? I paid 9K for the same thing just 4 yrs ago. Did I get a super deal then&is this a “normal”price?
Thanks!

  • House-Frau Homemaker, mom, animal lover

    I guess most contractors are void of customer service skills. When things are flush it’s kindof a “screw you, I don’t need you”attitude. I get things go up, I really do but 9K to 17K?! That is almost 100%(Apples-to-Apples on materials&work&company)What they MUST remember is when things aren’t so great, all those folks they blew off are gone&as the saying goes “What goes up, must come down”.

  • @Blonde in Logan square - I'd like to know who you used as well and same question, actual brick or cinderblock?

    Question to everyone else too - has the city required drywalling the interiors?

    I got an estimate last year that I wasn't thilled with, but I think the $17k is outrageous. Might be time to 'not' use them anymore!

    Thanks!

Apr 12

Updated Apr 13

Township new tenant?

Noticed the for lease signs were down at Township. Anyone have any info on who/what is going in there? Such a good location, especially for a venue.

  • There is a fundraiser there tonight! Check it out, also a go fund me. https://www.facebook.com/events/348990252261014??ti=ia

  • it'd be interesting to hear how they intend to stay afloat after the fundraiser...

    a one time influx of cash to help them is great, but if it's not a sustainable business model they'll just fold again later, which is unfortunate...

  • Totally! I don’t want to get super into it because I’m not one of the owners, but they do have a new business plan and possible new investors if they can secure the space. Feel free to go to the event and discuss with them or message them directly on the event page for more info!

Apr 12

Updated Apr 13

Half Italian Grocer on Milwaukee - Closed

The Half Italian Grocer is closed on Milwuakee next to the Chase Bank, across from the Logan. Sorry to see this go. Sad for the neighborhood.

Aug 19

Updated Apr 13

Need a Rental Agent in Portage Park

Hi neighbors. I need help finding an experienced rental agent that specializes in Portage Park. I have a cute little house I need to rent ASAP. I used to do this myself but just don't want to anymore so I'll bite the bullet&pay the 1 month fee. I tried(w/o luck)to contact a prominent "Redfin" agent that is successful in that area but couldn't get past her rather grumpy "gatekeeper" lol. I know about Apartment People&the like but am searching for more personalized attention since I need help w/pricing etc. Thanks in advance!

  • House-Frau Homemaker, mom, animal lover

    Actually Loulu - that was my old post from 8 mos ago. “Beth” reposted a few days ago since she has an apartment for rent. I rented that little house in the picture for 2K p/m Oct 1 ‘17.

  • Our apartment is only the first floor of the frame bungalow. It is in the Hermosa Park area. Near Fullerton. It’s a 1000sq. Ft. 2 bedroom with 9 foot ceilings.We are in process of rehabbing so won’t be for rent prob until July or August. We intend to rent for...

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    Our apartment is only the first floor of the frame bungalow. It is in the Hermosa Park area. Near Fullerton. It’s a 1000sq. Ft. 2 bedroom with 9 foot ceilings.We are in process of rehabbing so won’t be for rent prob until July or August. We intend to rent for one year and then move there. So upgrades are nice. But in a farmhouse style. White cabinets , maple natural floors , great fixtures. Butcherblock countertops ( real from Chicago Butcherblock)
    Not your typical apt. Original vintage living area and dining with built in. Full basement with laundry. New back porch and front porch . And cute yard . Across from park.Parking pad in back. Will build garage later. I will send photos when finished. Rent will be in 1300-1500$ range. If anyone is interested let me know.

Apr 11

Updated Apr 13

Issues

What sort of issues do you wish were reported on in your community and around Chicago. What do you want covered in the news?

  • Could you expand your request, please?

  • I'd like to see an accounting of how each alderman spends their $1.3 million "menu money". I'd like to get an update on the TIF program to see if there really is an unused pot of $$ there. I'd like to know which expensive city projects are in the works despite claims that Chicago is broke.

  • There's a current EB thread for Jefferson Park bemoaning the deplorable conditions at the Metra/Blue Line/CTA hub in Jeff Pk on Milwaukee Ave. All requests for action are met with deflection or silence (in the case of the Alderman who's adding 100's of apartments within 3 blocks of it) and get no action. Could be a fun romp to give that some coverage. https://goo.gl/sS3mji

Apr 11

Updated Apr 13

Fires Started Last Night

Some time last night someone started a fire in my recycling bin, which caused my fence to partially burn down. My neighbor saw the fire around 4:30 AM and called the fire department.

When the fire department arrived, they told me that there was another fire at the other end of the block (I'm on the 3400 block of Parker) and another nearby on another block (didn't catch the location).

Basically, it looks like someone started multiple fires... for reasons?

I'm wondering if anyone saw anything unusual last night around Parker/Kimball/Diversey/ Milwaukee?

  • Sorry it happened to you. Lets hope its not a repeat of what happened years ago when people decided to set garages on fire. Do your neighbors have security cameras installed on their garages? Check with them and if they do, hopefully you can get a picture and take it down to the police station. Am surprised I didn't hear the trucks and I live right on Drake.

  • Man, that stinks and I'm so sorry this happened to you.
    No one should have to worry about arson, but it seems to be trending re. recycling bin fires. We don't put our recycling out until the morning of scheduled pickup, but not everyone has that option.

Apr 12

Saba - New Italian Restaurant In Logan Square - Opens 4/15

Looks nice from the outside looking in- Hope it's great, it will be a nice addition to the neighborhood- Right at the corner of Milwaukee and Sawyer.

Apr 11

Updated Apr 12

Beat 1421 Meeting Tonight

I really wanted to attend tonight’s community meeting for Beat 1421 but unfortunately can’t make it. If anyone is going I would love to hear details about what is discussed - specifically crime and recent activity in the area - as well as what they are doing to resolve the issues. There’s been quite a few posts here lately (feels like more than usual) about shootings/gun shots around Cortland/Mozart/Fairfield and other streets in our area so I’d like to know if those concerns are discussed and what they are doing to stop or deter this activity. Sad I can’t make it to express my concerns directly. I appreciate any info in advance!

  • JSK, you can always go into the station and talk to officers in the CAPS office at another time.

  • In the same boat as you, looking forward to hearing feedback from the meeting.

  • Agreed - also interested if it was discussed.

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