26 hours ago

Updated 50 min ago

Ludlow! New at California and Wellington

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

  • Great. More $12 "artisan crafted" cocktails serves with pretense. We only have thirty of those in the area now.

  • When I spoke with the bartender (who lives in the neighborhood), he told me the new owners were pretty committed to keeping the same feel and vibe as the Orbit, as well as keeping it a neighborhood place. I won’t judge until I’ve been there a time or two. In all honesty, I’m not sure if the neighborhood wants — or will support a place — that serves a $12 artisanal cocktail. We’ll see.

47 hours ago

Updated 4 hours 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.

2 days ago

Updated 4 hours 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

2 days ago

Updated 6 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...

3 days ago

Updated 9 hours 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.

  • Question? Should we have an e-mail or phone # on our set of keys in case they are lost?

  • I would say no, Kittyhop. You can't know that your name can't be found on the internet by those details, and then they may be able to find your address.

Feb 11

Updated 10 hours 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

38 hours ago

Updated 19 hours ago

Shootings near Ridgeway and Milwaukee

There have been shootings in this area before, but this week on 2/15 and 2/14/18 a couple of cars, one being a black Honda Civic, with their lights turned off have openly shot at the house second to last from the alley near Ridgeway and Milwaukee. If I had to guess, it’s the house with the 2958 address that got shot at.

The guys that live at the location are bad news. They attract violence. I don’t know if the...

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There have been shootings in this area before, but this week on 2/15 and 2/14/18 a couple of cars, one being a black Honda Civic, with their lights turned off have openly shot at the house second to last from the alley near Ridgeway and Milwaukee. If I had to guess, it’s the house with the 2958 address that got shot at.

The guys that live at the location are bad news. They attract violence. I don’t know if the shootings are gang related, but I’ve seen drugs and guns at that location and now they are being shot at. It’s really scary and there are a lot of little kids in the area.

Does anyone have further info or has anything to add to this post? I want to contact the police and anything neighbors can add may be helpful.

Thanks

2 days ago

Updated 35 hours ago

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

40 hours ago

5 days ago

Updated 43 hours ago

Dibs are not only Unappreciated, but Also Illegal

Hey everyone, I know with the snow this year it's a real pain in the butt to dig your car out from the side of the road. But dibs are tacky, unhelpful, and make our beautiful neighborhood look like a dump. If everyone who dug out a spot left the spot, there would be a spot for everyone who needed one.

None of us own the streets in Chicago and none of us can claim ownership of a parking spot on these public ways. I don't even park on the street, but if I see dibs I unequivocally move them up onto the sidewalk in an unobtrusive area.

Be a good neighbor - don't place dibs.

  • Um...no. Then again, I doubt that they'd pitch a tent at a bus stop, which is what's in from of my condo building. But I would have let him/her pitch a tent in my yard. My neighbors wouldn't have liked it though.

    I've given money to the homeless, even gave a winter sleeping bag to one guy who was one of my regulars. He loved it.

  • Joe

    Homless DIBs under the bridge at Wilson and Lake Shore Drive should be removed by streets and sanitation. Lets be honest...DIBs and the homeless are kind of an unwanted sore on the streets of my city...but, I don’t mess with either.

Feb 11

Updated 2 days ago

***REWARD***

***REWARD***

If any of my neighbors on the 3700 block of St. Louis / Bernard alley have video footage from Friday night and Saturday day (9pm Friday to 2pm Saturday, please PM me and I will gladly pay. Someone got into my garage, opened the overhead door and placed a piece of wood trim nails up on the threshold of the overhead doorway. The police will not let me file a report because I do not own the property and I saw the nails before I drove over them. Thanks very much.

  • Exactly, Jim. I should have driven over them so I could file a report to have when this nutter escalates

  • Carl Gergits Long time resident

    Sorry to hear that someone would do that. Good luck catching the goons......

6 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Man Yelling at bystanders and cars

Yesterday my Girlfriend and I were walking down armitage, a tall approximate 6' 2" athletic build, short hair, black male started yelling at across the street swearing and yelling at us for no particular reason. We ignored it and kept walking then heard him yelling at cars, it looked like he was trying to pick a fight. I've seen this guy around Logan and Humboldt, more so in the summer. We assume he has some mental health issues but concerned with the threat of physical violence. Anyone seen this guy around or know his deal, would be great not to get harassed by the crazy's walking around the neighborhood.

6 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Good Chinese food delivery in Logan?

Hi Logan neighbors! My fiancee and I moved from Brooklyn to Chicago a few months ago, and we've had a really hard time finding any decent Chinese food delivery here. We've tried a few places on Caviar and Grubhub, but all have been pretty bad so far. Do you have any recommendations of places to go / order from?

Thank you!
A

  • Dee's in LP on Armitage. Use GrubHub/DoorDash and don't feel limited by what's in your immediate surroundings. Chengdu Impression also good for szechuan.

  • Just ordered from Lee's this week, they have the best egg rolls, the crab rangoon and Cantonese chicken chow mein were pretty good too. It may not be authentic, but it tastes good to me.

    Not in the neighborhood, but Takie Outit on Chicago between Leavitt and Hoyne in Ukrainian...

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    Just ordered from Lee's this week, they have the best egg rolls, the crab rangoon and Cantonese chicken chow mein were pretty good too. It may not be authentic, but it tastes good to me.

    Not in the neighborhood, but Takie Outit on Chicago between Leavitt and Hoyne in Ukrainian Village is my favorite. Maybe Grubhub will deliver from there. I miss it since I've moved.

    Like anything else, the best Chinese/pizza/etc. is a mattter of taste. Especially pizza...if you want to start an argument, ask who has the best pizza. Thin vs pan vs stuffed vs NY style adds another element.

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Park District

Does anyone use the Park District exercise machines?
I never see anyone there.

  • I use Independence Park machines and the pool in the Winter. In good weather I run around the park.

  • Actually Independence Park is closer,but Dunham is always available in a.m.

4 days ago

Updated 3 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!

  • Karen ChicagoCityHomes real estate broker

    David, I have a garage spot at Milwaukee and Gresham. Please let me know if that location works for you.

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

3 days ago

    High Risk Missing Person: Ricardo Carmona from Humboldt Park
    Ricardo Carmona, 57, was last seen wearing a brown coat, blue jeans and black gym shoes in the vicinity of 3400 W. Evergreen in the Humboldt Park area. He is at high risk. He is 5' 7" tall and weighs
    http://oururbantimes.com

6 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Ice Dam...water dripping into back rooms

Hello neighbors. Woke up to frozen interior rear stairs and some pretty bad leaks in the back rooms this morning. Looks like Ive got one helluvan ice dam. Anyone have a reputable company they can recommend to clear the ice today? Or any other recommendations? Trying to prevent thousands in water damage. Thanks for your help.

  • Do you have anyone that you would recommend to install the ice cables? I have a huge issue I'm a second-story roof gutter area and have since I moved in 5 years ago. I have an ice dam on the south side of my house and this year is three times larger than last year. I'm pretty sure that those ice cables would solve my problem!

  • It can be a bit complicated to install the melt cables as it requires power. The cables I am familiar with are plug-in, so getting a new wet-use electric line run to your roof or near your roof with an outdoor use waterproof box/pipe/connectors and GFCI outlet can be the...

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    It can be a bit complicated to install the melt cables as it requires power. The cables I am familiar with are plug-in, so getting a new wet-use electric line run to your roof or near your roof with an outdoor use waterproof box/pipe/connectors and GFCI outlet can be the main expense.

    As far as operation is concerned, they sell accompanying plug-in thermostats for $17 that will allow power to your melt cable based on the outdoor temperature hitting a certain reading. Personally I think this is a waste of energy as then the cable will be on when it is cold and not snowy as well as when there is snow.

    I like them on a switch in the basement that I control. Or on a multi-level structure you can have the power line run somewhere under the back porch.

    I'm not a fan of Home Depot due to their policy or frequent decision of re-stocking returns that customers have brought back as broken or missing parts, but there is a video on ice melt cable installation there. I hate it when I have to go back because I was sold some broken or incomplete garbage. I've had plenty of good experience at HD, also but they simply and easily could do better. Another beef is if there is one certain thing I need there is a shelf label there, the wrong thing is in that spot, and there are 28-49 of each item next to it and zero of the item I need.

    Here is the product and video link:

    https://www.homedepot.com/p/Frost-King-100-ft-Roof-De-Icing-Cable-Kit-RC100/100178284

5 days ago

Updated 3 days 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?

  • Hatie - Thanks for the tip. I looked and it is not the same cat

    Colin - you are probably right, but I am concerned that I have never seen this cat before and we walk our dog the same route daily. I will keep an eye on it for now.

  • Just went out with some food to check for the kitty. She didn't eat, but she's very, very in heat. I have a feeling the owners threw her out for a few days to get this blow over because cats in heat can get get annoying after 5 minutes.

    But also not sure she's someone's cat, as one in heat will be friends with anyone.

Feb 07

Updated 4 days ago

Crime

Neighbors, I have lived around California and Milwaukee for 5 years...I have 2 kids, I know the crime in this area, but we are close to police station, so I tend to not worry too much. We were beginning to look at moving a little further west, more affordable. Does anyone know about crime closer to Milwaukee and Central Park? I know that’s getting into Avondale, but it’s also so close to Logan, so I thought it would be worth asking. From my observations, it is certainly very urban in that area, but seems family friendly enough. Anything I should know? Appreciate the feedback...Thanks so much!

  • Laine, when you see the anti-gentri protesters marching and shouting with their knickers in a twist like you do in Logan, Humboldt Park and Avondale (which is the area you are asking about), it is a prognostication that it is probably a really good time to invest. Price-wise it is...

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    Laine, when you see the anti-gentri protesters marching and shouting with their knickers in a twist like you do in Logan, Humboldt Park and Avondale (which is the area you are asking about), it is a prognostication that it is probably a really good time to invest. Price-wise it is too late in some areas but you can probably still find some deals in HP or Avondale. Don't know much about Pilsen but gentrification ALWAYS follows a period, usually a prolonged period, of broad community disinvestment. Investment and rejuvenation is occurring block by block in these communities. When looking at an area just check in the alley. If there are a lot of people who don't know how to put their trash in the city provided and weekly serviced containers you know that block is a bit slower to get better. People who don't know how to dispose of their trash are typically ignorant and it is an indicator of other potentially problematic behavior that you would have to accept or deal with should you move in near them. You often see lids missing or large rat holes chewed in the cans. When you see a relatively neat and clean alley and gleaming blue carts full of recycling you know that block is faring well. Also if there are a lot of empty storefronts then it is proof that the community that used to be there to support those small businesses are no longer there, and new residents bring renewed interest in business development. Logan = lots of active storefronts. HP = lots of empty storefronts. Check with your Realtor and you will see where the opportunities are in your price range.

  • Laine Logan Square family girl

    Humboltwriter, thank you so much for the thoughtful and thorough response! Very helpful. Everyone’s thoughts have been helpful, appreciate the feedback ( ;

Jan 18

Updated 4 days ago

Please help Duffy dog

On Tuesday, January 15, Duffy, woke up unable to walk and in horrible pain. We rushed him to the vet who sent him to a specialist immediately. The specialist ordered an MRI which revealed one ruptured disc and two compromised discs. Because Duffy is still young and has so much heart and love in him, putting him down is not an option. He’s a dearly beloved member of the family. He was rushed into surgery that night.

Now we are...

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On Tuesday, January 15, Duffy, woke up unable to walk and in horrible pain. We rushed him to the vet who sent him to a specialist immediately. The specialist ordered an MRI which revealed one ruptured disc and two compromised discs. Because Duffy is still young and has so much heart and love in him, putting him down is not an option. He’s a dearly beloved member of the family. He was rushed into surgery that night.

Now we are drowning in medical bills of over $8,000. He will be re-learning to walk for the next few weeks and will require therapeutic rehab, which will add to the bills. So we are hoping there are some dog lovers out there who will contribute to our fund-raising efforts and help Duffy heal. I know so many people are trying to raise money these days and people have to make choices. But every little bit helps, so If you are able to contribute, thank you.

Here's the link to our fundraising page:

https://www.youcaring.com/ellenfloren-1071808

The picture is of Duffy yesterday, the day after surgery. He's pretty sedated. We're bringing him home tonight, and I'm sure he'll be happy to be home. Now the long process of healing and rehab begins.

  • MillieNeon Person

    chi techie . . . not everyone who takes it has a problem, but enough people do to scare me away. Very bad for the liver and kidneys, and I have to be careful about things are liver toxic. But I'm certainly no doctor. I do, however, think people should read about all their medications and think about how they interact. Sometimes people get loaded up with so many toxic drugs it's more harmful than the condition. Thanks for the site link. We're all about home remedies.

  • Hi Ellen. Just wondering how Duffy is doing.

Feb 07

Updated 4 days ago

Door Intercom Repair Recommendations

Hi! I am looking for recommendations for the repair of a basic buzzer / intercom system in a 6-unit condo building. I have tried everyone from a previous post that I found on this site from a few years back and can't get anyone to call back or show up for an appointment. We are not looking for a new system, but just a way for UPS to be able to ring the doorbell and be buzzed in. I tried...

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Hi! I am looking for recommendations for the repair of a basic buzzer / intercom system in a 6-unit condo building. I have tried everyone from a previous post that I found on this site from a few years back and can't get anyone to call back or show up for an appointment. We are not looking for a new system, but just a way for UPS to be able to ring the doorbell and be buzzed in. I tried one of those wireless stick on doorbells but it lasted all of a few weeks before it stopped working and it wouldn't make sense to plaster six of those all over the gate. Any recommendations for an experienced intercom repair person would be greatly appreciated.

  • *One Stop Intercom

    recommended to me by friend CM who says, “He works all over the city even though he's out of Mt. Prospect. Free estimate, not booked out a million years, very reasonable, did terrific work at our place, solid Angie's List reviews.”

    ML here - My 8-unit condo...

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    *One Stop Intercom

    recommended to me by friend CM who says, “He works all over the city even though he's out of Mt. Prospect. Free estimate, not booked out a million years, very reasonable, did terrific work at our place, solid Angie's List reviews.”

    ML here - My 8-unit condo building hired Jay about 2 yrs ago to replace our intercom system. He did a great job, was fast, reasonable, and skilled. He did what he said he'd do and charged what he said he charged, showed up on time. A very positive experience. Highly recommend.

    Jay Walthall
    One Stop Intercom
    773.440.0940
    onestopintercom@sbcglobal.net
    www.onestopintercom.com

    on yelp - http://www.yelp.com/biz/one-stop-intercom-inc-wheeling

  • raineydown CPS teacher, Avondale resident

    Thanks for all the recommendations. I've actually tried a few of those companies based on a similar post on Everyblock that I found and Onestop never called me back (I tried calling many times, left several messages, and emailed) so maybe they are swamped. Another company scheduled but than canceled so I was back to square one. I set up an appointment with Professional Locksmith (very responsive) out of Avondale, so fingers crossed.

6 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

People who don't shovel, ever!

Can this be reported? It's always the same people on block.

  • d3 NOH

    Touhy park never shovels the path between gate and fieldhouse. I saw a guy fall tryi g to pass on the inprovised path yesterday as it's now getting icey. Every snowfall though. City just closes out the 311 reqeusts as resolved even though they are not.

  • JC in North Center Homeowner in North Center

    D3. Complain to your Alderman! The more complaints the better chance it will get done.

4 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Digital Billboard on Sawyer

Just got a note on my door informing me the city is installing a digital billboard at 3158 n sawyer.

The letter says the work is staring in less than two weeks. Curious if anyone else receives this notice and what our options are to stop it.

6 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

US Mail Must go Though.

The Mail must go through, that is if they feel like it these days- Often on my block in Logan Square we are skipped a day once a week or so. and when the weather is bad- you can count on missed days, no mail service for us Friday and Saturday this past week.

  • WilliamB. I have signed up for that service. It works occasionally. But if they don't scan the mail for days and finally a few days later you have ten pieces of mail, then they are not scanning it daily. Also with packages they say that delivery is tomorrow and I never see it. I also live in the rear of the building and too lazy to deliver it to the side. My zip is 60642.

  • Postal service is not federally funded, except for employees health insurance. The majority of revenue comes from stamps and delivery service.

Jan 15

Updated 5 days ago

Nanny Share

Is anyone interested in a nanny share 2-3 days/week starting in March? Or are there any recommendations of where best to find a nanny share? Any help would be much appreciated! Thank you

  • How old is your kid? I am looking for a nanny share for my 2 year old daughter Mondays and Wednesdays starting in March. PM me if you're interested.

  • Not a Nanny Share but I have a small in-home daycare located by Elston & Irving Park with over 18 yrs. of experience and I am CPR certified. I provide healthy, well balanced meals and snacks in a loving and nurturing environment, have excellent references from past and present parents...

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    Not a Nanny Share but I have a small in-home daycare located by Elston & Irving Park with over 18 yrs. of experience and I am CPR certified. I provide healthy, well balanced meals and snacks in a loving and nurturing environment, have excellent references from past and present parents and I charge reasonable rates. Some of our daily activities include music, play and story time along with plenty of outside time in our beautiful gated and grassy courtyard.

    I know how difficult it is to leave your child with someone but I assure you I will give your little one all the love, attention and care they need unlike some of those huge daycare facilities. I would love the opportunity to care for your little one, so please contact me for more information or to set up an appointment to come by and see the beautiful set up. Thank you!

Feb 10

Updated 5 days ago

Cozy Corner sidewalk

Anyone know anyone who works at Cozy Corner @ Milwaukee and California? I almost broke my leg today on their (as always) unshoveled sidewalk. I've lived here 18 years and never once has it been shoveled. Calling 311 is about as useful as it is with anything else... Perhaps a friendly word would do more than the $1k/day fine that they've obviously never been levied.

  • "Cozy Corner is a big time supporter of Alderman Proco Joe Moreno. Maybe calls to his office may get results. Then maybe not. He could care less."

    They gotta donate that $$$ so they can get that high rise upzoning! A proven winning formula.

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

    Hey Brad, didn't you notice Peter at Cozy Corner took care of the problem. His business has been a pillar of the community for more than forty years. Give him break.

6 days ago

Thanks for clearing the sidewalks!

Thank you to the helpful neighbor who cleared the sidewalks with their snowblower on Wrightwood between St Louis and Drake. It really heped us out!

Feb 07

Updated 6 days ago

Logan Square Area Neighborhood Groups?

Does anyone have information of neighborhood groups within the Logan, Humboldt, "West Bucktown" area?

I have looked into the LSNA, but it appears to be more of an social/political activist group than NA, especially when compared to the Bucktown Community Organization (previous group I was a member of)

  • https://logansquarist.com/events/

    LoganSquarist does monthly neighborhood meetups and often times they've been very close to Armitage/California. There was one at Masada, the coffee shop next to Revolution - those are just two examples.

  • There was a group that called themselves the West Bucktown neighborhood association, whose borders were North ave, California, Armitage, and Western.

    There was group called north Humboldt South Logan whose borders were North Ave, California, kedzie , and Armitage.

    There is a gtroup called Armitage neighbors together (ANT) that was...

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    There was a group that called themselves the West Bucktown neighborhood association, whose borders were North ave, California, Armitage, and Western.

    There was group called north Humboldt South Logan whose borders were North Ave, California, kedzie , and Armitage.

    There is a gtroup called Armitage neighbors together (ANT) that was near Armitage and Homan.

    I would google those first. Also, as a member of the Humboldt Park Advisory Council, I would invite you to be a member there. We meet next on Thursday Feb 22nd at 630PM at the Fieldhouse.

    Good Luck!

Feb 10

Updated 6 days ago

Thanks

Thanks to the "snow angel" of the west side of the 2700 block of Troy who shoveled my sidewalk on Friday!!!

  • Alex Webb LoganSquareAirbnb.com

    Amen to this. Some hero with a snow blower went down my block (west side of 2600 Troy) as well and has earned themselves a beer. Nicely done!

Feb 10

Updated 6 days ago

LOST Cat - 100$ Reward

Hi everyone. Our forever outdoor cat Baxter (gray and white tabby on left in second picture) is still missing. We’ve never been able to keep a collar on him, he’s been neutered, not chipped. Small rip in left ear. Please be on the lookout and let me know if anyone has seen him. Please also take a minute to check any garages, basements, outdoor crawl spaces or under decks/porches, or basically anywhere a cat could sneak in to hide or get stuck. They are curious animas.
You may also call the number 773-407-6961 if you have any details regarding him or have seen him. A 100$ reward is up. Please and thank you.

  • We are a ways away but I will definitely watch for him and keep you in our thoughts. As someone who loves cats, it's easy to imagine how hard this must be.

  • Thank you all. We’re still holding out hope. I will give treehouse a call. We’ve checked with them to see if anyone brought a cat in like him but no luck yet. I don’t think he would gravitate to a colony but you never know.

Feb 11

Feb 05

Updated Feb 10

Parking ticket with wrong license plate number

I recently received a parking ticket from the City of Chicago. When I tried to look it up online, I noticed that the ticket has an error in the license plate number. So, my correct license plate number shows no tickets at https://parkingtickets.cityofchicago.org .

Can I safely disregard this parking ticket? There doesn't seem to be any information on the ticket that personally identifies me. Thank you for posting your thoughts below.

    City of Chicago
    Save time and money by signing up for email notifications for City of Chicago parking, automated red light and automated speed enforcement violations.
    https://parkingtickets.cityofchicago.org
  • George F in Ravenswood displaced New Yorker

    Kevin Sroga is correct in that the buck stops with the registered owner of the car whether you were in possession of the car when the violation occurred. You could've been on video at an event in China, but if the person who was using your car at the time...

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    Kevin Sroga is correct in that the buck stops with the registered owner of the car whether you were in possession of the car when the violation occurred. You could've been on video at an event in China, but if the person who was using your car at the time of the violation, it's your responsibility. As far as receiving a ticket on your vehicle, that is perhaps one letter or number off, the plate may not register to you, but that doesn't mean that the plate does not exist. Typos can occur at any time, on any document. It happens all the time.

  • future alderman future alderman

    like i said-no court of appeals "here"---as in, "in this matter".

Feb 10

Feb 04

Updated Feb 09

Old Strack and Van Til

Anyone know what is going in here? Some construction going on in there. Miss that place. Just curious....

  • future alderman future alderman

    pretty sure those were the way aldi segued in here

  • They do it in the suburbs, there's one in Glenview at Waukegan and Lake,along with a Jewel and a few other stores. More of a strip mall, not Woodfield.

Feb 04

Updated Feb 09

Boost Mobile

Good Morning People,
Is this a decent carrier? I have Verizon and am happy with everything but the price. I havent heard much about Boost but a friend in the 'burbs told me she pays less than $50.00 a month, That sounds appealing but what's the catch.
Thanks in advance.

  • OParker Native Chicagoan

    Have used Straight Talk which is reasonably priced (under 50/mo including taxes) and had no issues.Unlimited data,talk,and txt,

  • future alderman future alderman

    i also have boost and have had it for over four years-as little as 30$ a month unlimited talk and text if on a card. If u pay cash at a dealer u PAY NO TAXES-pm me for the referafriend program and we BOTH get $!!!

Feb 06

Updated Feb 09

Block Club Chicago - Filling the DNAinfo-sized Holes in our Hearts?

Just heard about this Kickstarter and wanted to share the news: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/544623986/bringing-neighborhood-news-back-by-block-club-chic?ref=user_menu

I know a lot of us miss DNAinfo, so I was super excited to see some familiar faces and names. We all have a stake in hyperlocal news and information sharing, so this seems like it'll be a great community resource when it's launched in April :)

    Bringing Neighborhood News Back by Block Club Chicago
    Block Club Chicago is raising funds for Bringing Neighborhood News Back by Block Club Chicago on Kickstarter! Block Club Chicago is a nonprofit neighborhood news site started by former editors and reporters at DNAinfo Chicago. We're back!
    https://www.kickstarter.com/

Mar 10 2016

Updated Feb 09

Neighbor feeding pigeons....

Our next door neighbor feeds pigeons in his backyard. He is older and on disability, and I get it, they are like his friends. But it creates swarms of pigeons that poop all over the place. And it seems like the rat problem has gotten worse. My husband really, really hates that he feeds them, and he has had several (probably 10?) conversations with him telling him he has to stop or he will report the neighbor. The neighbor then...

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Our next door neighbor feeds pigeons in his backyard. He is older and on disability, and I get it, they are like his friends. But it creates swarms of pigeons that poop all over the place. And it seems like the rat problem has gotten worse. My husband really, really hates that he feeds them, and he has had several (probably 10?) conversations with him telling him he has to stop or he will report the neighbor. The neighbor then will feed them in the dog run between his house and his other neighbor, like hiding it from my husband. But the 50 pigeons are a dead giveaway its still happening. Now the pigeons have started nesting on OUR deck, so it's hit a new low, and my husband is about to lose his mind. He doesn't really want to report him because he is old and clearly on a low fixed income. He doesn't want to financially ruin this guy. But this has to stop. Does anyone have any advice on what to do? We have called the police to see what would happen, if anything, if we reported him, and they always have differing opinions on what the law is. It varies from $250 fines to nothing because they don't *think* it's illegal.

  • MillieNeon Person

    Aldona: Love that video. Interesting how his pigeons are so varied in color . . . white, beige, brown, and the more common dark blue. Haven't seen any that varied here in Chicago.

  • carrie 40-year Palmer Square resident

    Oh, let him be. There are worse things than feeding pigeons - they
    are interesting and intelligent birds.

Feb 08

Updated Feb 09

Logan Square Library displaying the Square redesign maps!

Stroll over to the Logan Square Library and check out the four proposed designs for improved car/pedestrian/bike flow around the Eagle. They are displayed in the lobby through February, along with info on how to send CDOT your comments online.

This is our future, Logan Square. Come by the library, study the designs, and tell CDOT what you think.

  • RheaV retired teacher, reader, walker

    Thank you Friends of Logan Square Library!

Feb 07

Updated Feb 09

Cost Per Laundry Load (HOAs)

Greetings, Neighbors-

Calling on neighbors part of HOAs, and where laundry is in the building and not in the unit(s). What is the standard cost per load? What is the standard? An increase from .50 cents to $1.25 per load reasonable? Thank you in advance for your input.

  • LD

    I'm not trying to be snarky but I don't think it matters what anybody thinks about cost increase. Are you renting a condo there, an owner or are you on the BOD? In our building, decisions like these are made by our BOD w/out input from the rest of the...

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    I'm not trying to be snarky but I don't think it matters what anybody thinks about cost increase. Are you renting a condo there, an owner or are you on the BOD? In our building, decisions like these are made by our BOD w/out input from the rest of the HOA (this would be considered a very minor decision for our building). If you are a renter, perhaps you can ask your landlord if there's anything that can be done to offset the cost. If you are an owner and I was the treasurer and was asked to justify the cost increase with the "supporting work" a responder mentioned I would invite them to the nearest laundromat and suggest they run for treasurer at the next BOD election.

    For the record, $0.50 seems incredibly cheap and $1.25/load less than average and completely reasonable.

  • If this is a building of owners that are already paying monthly HOA fees then the laundry should be part of that cost. You should not be charging anything for each load.

    If you're managing a building of rental units then charge whatever you want.

Feb 09

Jan 22

Updated Feb 08

Snowblower repair

Hello all,

We're looking for a reliable person or business that could repair our relatively new (2015) Briggs & Stratton that just won't start. We are continuing to work on it but I figured I would ask around just in case. I know that if we let this go, we'll get hit with a blizzard (followed by ruined backs from shoveling...) If nothing else, we can then do what we should have done all year, which is start it and run it every month to keep clean fuel going through the lines....

Any thoughts welcome,

Jeff

  • This is a very easy repair. Unscrew the jet from the carburetor bowl. There are two holes at the bottom and one near the top. Take a small wire and clean out the debris

  • This is why we don't own a snowblower. You have to find a space to store it all year and then when it actually snows enough where a snowblower comes in handy it won't start.

Feb 04

Updated Feb 08

Snow Shoveling

Does anyone have (or know) of a kid or teenager that wants to come shovel my walk today? Willing to pay $20.

I remember going door to door as a kid. Could really use this right now!

  • Victor Perez: There's a snow shoveling assistance in Chicago & surrounding suburbs. If you call 3-1-1 & offer your services they can point you in the proper direction.

  • Victor Perez small business owner

    Thank you Joan. :)

Feb 07

Updated Feb 08

Anyone else have a gas outage around the Sacramento / Elston block?

Apparently there's a gas outage in the neighborhood from what a PeoplesGas person told me.

  • Yeah, I saw a bunch of ComEd trucks and crews on Belmont between Troy and Sacramento last night around 6, looks like they were about to start digging up the street too.

  • I'm on Sacramento approximately at Addison and did not have any gas outage.

Aug 26 2014

Updated Feb 08

our logan square nursery, les petits amis nursery is opening another location in avondale!

we are a family owned home nursery in logan square. we are a bilingual montessori and reggio emilia based infant and toddler program. we are expanding into avondale and are looking to enroll 4 children while we are processing our new license. please post your email address so i can let you into our google site for info!

  • Yes please, me too! Our friends are members, and recommended you! Robyn.paprocki@gmail.com

  • nicdrinnan70@gmail.com I'd love some info!

Feb 08

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    PROPOSED DECONVERSION OF 2 D.U. TO SINGLE FAMILY HOME WITH INTERIOR REMODELING AND ALTERATIONS TO 2 STORY RESIDENCE WITH BASEMENT AS PER PLANS.

    4114 W. Cornelia Ave. Issued February 6, 2018 Comment

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