5 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Looking for Temporary Workshop Space

We're looking for a small space in which we can do some light carpentry and painting during May, June, July, and most of August. We have liability insurance and can provide references.

2 days ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Massive New School Proposed On Montrose — Community Meeting Thursday @ 6pm

On Thursday April 26 at 6pm there will be a community meeting about North Park Elementary’s plan to build a massive 63,000+ square foot school at their current location. This is three times the size of their existing structure. A related plan to more than double the enrollment will also be put into place. The meeting will take place at 2017 W. Montrose. Please attend if you want your voice heard.

Here are the proposed plans:

http://chicago47.org/wp-content/uploads/2017-W-Montrose-NPES-drawings-4-13-18.pdf

    http://chicago47.org
  • RidingThroughRavenswood probably on a bike

    BettyR - I totally see what you mean. I ride by Waters on Wilson often and it does get a little crazy. I guess I just meant that if everyone who could ride a bike were on a bike, traffic wouldn't be an issue. I know I'm being Pollyanna-ish about it...but one can dream, right! Also, I guess I'd rather have traffic in the city than live in a suburb, no contest. It's a sacrifice I'm happy to make. Ride safe everyone!

  • @Riding: Agreed. To further your stance, one might suggest this to all the folks driving their cars from far-off neighborhoods to drop their kids off at NPES in North Center. Maybe your idea could even help those neighborhood schools that the NPES parents currently reside in and commute from succeed.

17 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Will I Need a Permit?

Planning to replace the siding on my home. Does anyone know if I will need a permit to do this? The city of Chicago webpage that is supposed to list the types of projects that don't need a permit is currently down. Can anyone offer clarification? Thanks!

6 hours ago

What happened Tues, Apr 24 night/Wed, Apr 25 early morning - George/Albany area?

Thank you, neighbors. My understanding is that there was major police activity (like 12 officers, guns out, flashlights, going through peoples' back yards, etc) at approx 1am on Wed, Apr 25, in the early morning. Anyone know what happened? Seems like they were probably looking for someone. Anyone have details? Thank you!

7 hours ago

City KIDS AND KITES FESTIVAL Saturday May 5 on Lakeshore @ 600 W Montrose

20th Annual Chicago Kids and Kites Festival returns to Cricket Hill in Lincoln Park at Lake (between Montrose and Wilson) on Saturday, MAY 5, from 10am to 4pm. Free Kites while they last! Admission is FREE https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/kids_and_kites_festival.html/

    City of Chicago :: 20th Chicago Kids and Kites Festival
    Chicago Kids and Kites Festival is a fun-filled day to celebrate the joys of being a kid.
    https://www.cityofchicago.org

Apr 17

Updated 8 hours ago

  • Jennifer Bridgeport to Bucktown and some places in between

    I used LegacyBox and they are great. Look for a special for signing up or groupon

  • Hey there - try The Digital Convert (www.thedigitalconvert.com) . We're on Lincoln just south of Peterson in the Lincoln Office Building. We've been transferring all formats of photo, video and audio since 2008.

    The Digital Convert
    5865 N Lincoln Ave #116
    Chicago, IL 60659

    773-295-1760

6 days ago

Updated 9 hours 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?

  • "please stop saying 10 cents unless you mean 10 dollars"

    but it is 10 cents.

    https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dcd/supp_info/security_depositinterestrates.html

    The rate for 2015, 2016 and 2017 was 0.01%.

    On a $1,000 security deposit, 1% would be $10. 0.01% would be 1/100th of that -- which is TEN CENTS.

  • Tomorrow is another day Happy resident of North Park Village

    Yes, it is only 10 cents. I was so embarrassed to give tenants their 10 cents interest back each year that I would give them $1.00.

    And, sort of on the subject, make sure that the security deposit receipt is dated within 5 days of receipt of the money. Due...

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    Yes, it is only 10 cents. I was so embarrassed to give tenants their 10 cents interest back each year that I would give them $1.00.

    And, sort of on the subject, make sure that the security deposit receipt is dated within 5 days of receipt of the money. Due to a wire transfer and lags in posting time, a tenant sued the LL for the 1 day beyond receipt, even though LL had an email showing that on that date, the funds were not deposited yet; But I have to admit he was sort of a pri&%. He complained that during a blizzard, the sidewalk was not shoveled!

15 hours ago

Updated 9 hours ago

Replace bathroom ventilation fan/light combo - any recommendations?

I need to replace my bathroom ventilation fan, the motor finally died after a couple of months of not working great but the light still works. Any recommendations on who I can hire to replace this? I'm not sure if the whole unit needs replacement or just the motor/fan part.

  • LD

    I've used "the fix it people (find on yelp)" for small tasks like this with success. How handy are you? they're inexpensive enough that it's probably as expensive to replace the motor as it is to replace the whole thing. If the set up is already there, it would not...

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    I've used "the fix it people (find on yelp)" for small tasks like this with success. How handy are you? they're inexpensive enough that it's probably as expensive to replace the motor as it is to replace the whole thing. If the set up is already there, it would not be much more complicated than installing a light.

    you could also order one from amazon and elect amazon installation - I don't think amazon's rates are always the best, but I've also used the service successfully (they work with local vendors) if you can't find a better recommendation.

18 hours ago

Updated 10 hours ago

Should Chicago have a 'congestion charge'?

For those not familiar with the concept:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_congestion_charge

But the basics are you create a zone where drivers must pay a fee to drive in during certain times of day.

According to the wikipedia entry, London did this and it led to a decrease in cars on the road, pollution, speeds, and increased revenues for the city.

    London congestion charge - Wikipedia
    The London congestion charge is a fee charged on most motor vehicles operating within the Congestion Charge Zone (CCZ) in Central London between 07:00 and 18:00 Mondays to Fridays. It is not charged on weekends, public holidays or between Christmas Day and New Year's Day (inclusive). The charge was introduced on 17 February 2003.
    https://en.wikipedia.org
  • I just got back from London and one additional perk about this was that the license plate tracker (which charges you the fee) also led to a steep decline in running through ped crossings. As soon as you approached a crossing, people would stop immediately and it made navigating the streets so much easier!! I'm going to be biased because I sold my car recently but it really really was nice to have fewer cars and more pedestrian-friendly streets while I was there.

  • Chicago really isn’t in a position to discourage people from coming downtown. We want those suburbanites to have a day or night on the town and spend their money. They already complain about parking, let alone another fee just for driving.

42 hours ago

Updated 12 hours ago

Looking for a professional rose expert or a very knowledgeable aficionado

This is my rose "tree," I guess it's called. It is all one plant. It's at least 50 years old and seems to have gotten along well without much intervention. But the canes have grown extremely long and there's a lot of dead trunk at the base. I do not know what it needs in terns of care so I'd like to find a professional horticulturist or a very knowledgeable aficionado to help me help it survive even longer.

Any suggestions?

All I know about a rose is that by any other name, it's still a rose.

  • Could it be a climbing rose? I have been taking care of old rose bushes since I moved into my house 33 yrs ago and found some in the yard. Every year it is necessary to cut back the brown parts to the green parts. Remove any dead pieces at...

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    Could it be a climbing rose? I have been taking care of old rose bushes since I moved into my house 33 yrs ago and found some in the yard. Every year it is necessary to cut back the brown parts to the green parts. Remove any dead pieces at the bottom. Clear away the debris at the base of the plant and sprinkle some compost. Wait til May to give it a dose of good plant food designed for flowering plants mixed with water. Water at the base only.

    Roses are greedy plants. They demand plenty of food, water and sun.

  • Hi--try emailing Chicago Botanic Gardens (plantinfo@chicagobotanic.org); they have answered my many gardening questions! Lovely rose!

  • Gil Jimenez Private Investigator; IL concealed carry trainer

    yes, weeds, "rosie" is quite amazing. 50 years old all on her own. i tried feeding her at various times and it actually seemed to inhibit grown and blooms.

    i am at least going to install a trellis for her and see if she likes that - but she has...

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    yes, weeds, "rosie" is quite amazing. 50 years old all on her own. i tried feeding her at various times and it actually seemed to inhibit grown and blooms.

    i am at least going to install a trellis for her and see if she likes that - but she has been running wild for so long that she might rebel.

    working with her is not without its hazards - the thorns are verrry long and very very sharp - it's like she is saying "Leave me alone! Don't touch me!"

    you know how it is ... maybe set in her own ways after all these years!

    we'll see. i'd really love for her to make it to 100.

38 hours ago

Updated 13 hours ago

Logan Sqaures ! Boys & Girls Club

Zoning plans for Tearing Down the Boys & Girls Club. But plans on saving it ? Here are my thoughts about that place. I am very happy to hear about the boys and girls club on Palmer and sawyer getting shutdown. I have been a resident of Logan square for 11 years and that boys and girls club is nothing but trouble and trafficking. The kids are very loud and very very disrespectful and after they get done hanging out...

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Zoning plans for Tearing Down the Boys & Girls Club. But plans on saving it ? Here are my thoughts about that place. I am very happy to hear about the boys and girls club on Palmer and sawyer getting shutdown. I have been a resident of Logan square for 11 years and that boys and girls club is nothing but trouble and trafficking. The kids are very loud and very very disrespectful and after they get done hanging out at Palmer and sawyer once the boys and girls clubs has shutdown for the night . They walk up and down the alleys spray painting residents garages. Stealing packages off of people’s front porches. I have brought this up to the attention of the main guy that runs that place and all he does is protect bad kids that steal and we don’t need a place like this in our neighborhood. I can assure you that I’m not the only neighbor that feels this way and has had problems or have tried complaining to the boys and girls and nothing ever gets done. In the past there was a co worker that was caught and charged with child porn on his computer inside the Boys & Girls Club And like I said it’s time for the boys & girls clubs to be shutdown for good and I have neighbors to back up my claims.

  • I remember when there were more outlets for young people in Logan Square. There was a time when Goethe School, Brentano School and Darwin School had field houses that offered supervised after school sports programs and a place for young people to hang out and have fun. Unfortunately, In the mid 90s, CPS (under then Superintendent Paul Vallas) eliminated the field houses in a cost cutting move which IMHO negatively impacted neighborhood youth.

  • Douglas Raul Williams Family history in Logan Square since 1970

    My family has deep roots in Logan Square, even when it was less desirable as now. The Boys and Girls Club was where we spent time playing basketball and other positive activities. If the problem is how youth are acting after they leave the club, that can be addressed by speaking to the director or having a meeting where other residents can attend to discuss the issue. I agree with the post that there are fewer positive places to spend time after school and receive positive mentoring for our youth.

2 days ago

Updated 13 hours ago

I have a scheduled roofing job! However..

The contractor/ estimator told me no permit would be necessary. I find this hard to believe.

  • I just had my roof replaced. A complete tear off and new roofing. You do not need a permit for a new roof.

  • You only need a Roof permit if you are replacing roof sheathing or adding skylights. No permit needed if just tearing off and replacing roof covering or shingles.

3 days ago

Updated 14 hours ago

Lost Keys?

Found 'em- Southwest corner of Altgeld and Sawyer. PM description if they might yours.

  • Small black puff ball, bottle opener, brown leather tag with several house keys and one small key?

  • No, I'm sorry, not these.

Oct 20

Updated 15 hours ago

dentist?

Any recommendations for a dentist in the area?

  • I was looking for a new dentist about 3 months ago--and took KittyHop's recommendation. Love Miswak!! All the personnel who works there are professional and personable. The dentist explains everything and respects your opinion. The office personnel is clear and patient while explaining what the insurance pays and not--even got a discount on one of the procedures. THANK YOU, KittyHop!

  • Hurray!!!!...(which reminds me..I have to make an appointment.)

    So glad it worked out...when you find something 'really good' you have to share!!!

31 hours ago

Updated 18 hours ago

Keep A Lookout For Robber

I was almost mugged taking out my trash on Wednesday, April 18th in the alley behind the 3500 block of Wolfram St between the 2800 block of Milwaukee Ave.

The man is somewhere between 5’10 and 6’0, African American with very dark skin, a black leather coat and a dark gray beanie. He has a nice complexion (no pock marks or acne) and does not appear to be homeless or on drugs. His clothing was actually pretty nice.

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I was almost mugged taking out my trash on Wednesday, April 18th in the alley behind the 3500 block of Wolfram St between the 2800 block of Milwaukee Ave.

The man is somewhere between 5’10 and 6’0, African American with very dark skin, a black leather coat and a dark gray beanie. He has a nice complexion (no pock marks or acne) and does not appear to be homeless or on drugs. His clothing was actually pretty nice.

I called the cops and they showed up within 2 minutes but we could not find him. I’m not sure if he was armed because he had his hands in his pockets so he either was and didn’t want to flash the gun or wasn’t and wanted me to think that he was.

Be careful out there everyone and keep your head on a swivel.

  • Just asking, no disrespect,...how were you almost mugged? You said he kept his hands in his pockets. Did he say anything or approach you? But thank you for the heads-up!

  • Same question.

18 hours ago

Fundraiser for the YMCA

This week Jet’s Pizza is donating proceeds to the McCormick YMCA. Just mention the YMCA when calling.
The YMCA here in Logan is a too notch facility with the best staff. Every little bit of $ can help them out.

2 days ago

Updated 39 hours ago

Stolen Car!!

Please keep your eyes opened for a RED Geo Prizm plate 9841208.. was just stolen in front of my house 10 min ago. Please any information is helpful: camera shows female. Area around Mozart and Irving park. Thanks

  • ward greenleaf Smokey and the Bandit, Hooper, Cannonball Run...

    Post the video!

  • And start checking tickets...they dump them and tickets mount up...mine got stolen in Humboldt Park at 10 a.m. in front of 20 soccer players; the police found it ...did you give the video to the police? They may already know the person.

    Could yo post a picture here?

    And I'm sorry you have to go thru this...

  • Car was found. Parked on the block over . Probably someone from the neighborhood. Camera video given to cops. Thanks for sharing.

Apr 17

Updated 2 days 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.

  • Saw a Honda propped up with wooden blocks this morning on Karlov by Eddy.

  • Weebis Politically Incorrect Thought Criminal

    But the msm tells us that "crime is down." They wouldn't lie to us, right. Sarcasm off.

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Wooden fence repair

Any suggestions for a contractor to replace a portion of rotten wooden fence? Just the piece by the alley.

  • Try Handico. For the majority of jobs, they charge by the hour (2hr. minimum) and you can prepare a list of things to be done around the house to fill the time. Great way to get things done.

  • Victor Perez small business owner

    Quality assurance contracting services llc
    312 885 1719
    local, competitive pricing.

Apr 11

Updated 2 days 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?

5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Anyone know what happened here and can share?

Anyone know what happened here and can share?

  • ward greenleaf Smokey and the Bandit, Hooper, Cannonball Run...

    Had a foid, not a ccl

  • What's to know?

    Probably got stopped by the police for public intoxication (i.e., acting the fool), and they found that he had a concealed weapon. That was enough to write him up.

    Society can't tolerate drunks carrying guns.

    FOID or CCL holder should know better. IF he had one, I hope he doesn't have it anymore.

  • If you can legally carry, you are in violation if you are .08 or higher.

Apr 16

Updated 2 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!

  • Jon

    Try these guys, at least get an estimate. Anderson construction and waterproofing.
    https://yelp.to/qTKq/EgzaqQ7xiM

    They fixed my water seepage issues with drain tile and a pump, due to my old stone foundation, cracked drain pipes, and low lying areas that were causing us all kinds of basement water issues. They found the least invasive and reasonable solution for us, and it worked.

  • Carter O'Brien Diversey to Belmont lifer

    We also used Permaseal and went the drain tile and new sump pump w/battery back up route. I routinely hear it pumping water hours after the rain has stopped, it has been great for peace of mind.

3 days ago

4 days ago

4 days ago

Saturday night another car on the sidewalk

Kedzie and Fullerton another car up on the sidewalk. 2 car crash. Hopefully no one was standing there. Happens somewhere on the boulevard every weekend now it seems.

Apr 18

Updated 4 days ago

Grace Hotel?

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

4 days ago

Earth Day Fest at Kilbourn Park this Sunday, April 22nd • 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...

6 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Iron staircase/fence painting suggestions?

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

  • Jen Baron JBaron

    Calabrese & NW Sider- I am very sad to have to share that I just got an email last night from one of Bill West's family members. He was in a horrible accident in Michigan last week, spent the week in a hospital and is now home, but jaw is...

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    Calabrese & NW Sider- I am very sad to have to share that I just got an email last night from one of Bill West's family members. He was in a horrible accident in Michigan last week, spent the week in a hospital and is now home, but jaw is wired shut and there will be months of recovery for him. I am shocked and saddened. I just wanted you to know should you try to reach out to him at this time. Thanks also NW-sider for your kind words. I would be honored should you ever need my services. Meanwhile, find happiness in each and every day! Life surely can change on a dime....

  • Jen - Ouch, that's awful. I feel for him and his family. Also very relieved he survived the accident. What little we need done can await his recovery and any of physically taxing bits can easily wait until the heat of summer passes.

    We value integrity and your sincerity and honesty are evident in your posts, Jen. You're welcome. Working with ppl like yourself is actually a favor to ourselves.

5 days ago

Updated 4 days 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.

  • What type/size of mirror? Might get better intel, possibly interested parties, if you repost with photo of mirror.
    fwiw, I've heard good things about Unique resale on Elston, but do not know if they purchase pieces.

  • First of all, Unique takes donations. Some of the profits go to Veterans. If you want to sell something post it on Nextdoor or Facebook Virtual Garage Sale.

5 days ago

Updated 4 days 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

5 days ago

5 days 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

6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

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

Apr 17

Updated 5 days 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.

5 days 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 6 days 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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6 days ago

1421 Beat Meeting

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

Jan 25

Updated Apr 18

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!!!

Apr 15

Updated Apr 18

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.

Apr 18

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.

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Apr 17

Updated Apr 18

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?

Apr 17

Updated Apr 17

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.

Apr 15

Updated Apr 17

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.

Apr 17

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

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