5 days ago

Updated 42 min ago

Parking Near Wrightwood & Lawndale

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

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

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

2 days ago

Updated 1 hour ago

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

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

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

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

  • @charliebillups

    If you wanted your money back, why didn't you just go back home and find the receipt? And Mac Tire was not slamming your wife in any way. You are failing to process what people write. When I first read your post, it sounded completely vindictive to me. You...

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    @charliebillups

    If you wanted your money back, why didn't you just go back home and find the receipt? And Mac Tire was not slamming your wife in any way. You are failing to process what people write. When I first read your post, it sounded completely vindictive to me. You got your panties in a bunch because you didn't get your way, so you go on social media and slam them publicly. Shame on you. You could have gotten your money back but you failed to produce a receipt. There's a reason they give you a receipt. I trust that you are not a child and should know better. And Humboldtwriter has a point too. Pieces of fat can look like worms and worms live in the meat and not the fat.

  • Sick.

Oct 02

Updated 1 hour ago

Puerto Rican Parade Committee declares Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

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

    Puerto Rican Parade Committee of Chicago, Inc. Bankruptcy (1:17-bk-03480), Illinois Northern - Chicago Bankruptcy Court
    Puerto Rican Parade Committee of Chicago, Inc. Bankruptcy (1:17-bk-03480), Illinois Northern - Chicago Bankruptcy Court, Filed: 02/06/2017 - PacerMonitor Mobile Federal and Bankruptcy Court PACER Dockets
    https://www.pacermonitor.com

3 hours ago

Vinyl Siding Repair needed

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

4 days ago

Updated 4 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.

  • 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.

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

5 hours ago

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

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

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

2 days ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Ludlow! New at California and Wellington

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

Feb 12

Updated 16 hours ago

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

19 hours ago

Student looking for a place

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

2 days ago

Updated 26 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.

26 hours ago

Lost Dogs Illinois added a new photo.

Lost! #Chicago #IL #LoganSquare (Spaulding & North) Shadow - Male German Shepherd Dog. Tan/Black. Call 312-909-5728. Friendly. Cook County. 60647. Missing 02/18/2018. To see Shadow’s location on the Helping Lost Pets Map: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/v2/?pID=2199809 More Info, Photos and to Contact: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/petdetail/?id=2199809

    Lost Dogs Illinois
    Lost Dogs Illinois, Harvard, Illinois. 133K likes. http://www.lostdogsillinois.org/ 501 (c) 3 organization. Registered Illinois Charitable Organization. No More Homeless Pet Network Partner.
    https://www.facebook.com

3 days ago

Updated 26 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

3 days ago

Updated 28 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 31 hours ago

Bullet shells

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

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

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

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

Feb 11

Updated 32 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

5 days ago

Updated 32 hours ago

2017 United Van Line data shows people leaving Illinois

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

Here are their findings for 2017

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

    2017 National Movers Study
    Americans are moving westward, flocking to the Mountain and Pacific West, while the Northeast and Midwest continue to lose residents.
    https://www.unitedvanlines.com
  • RAKARWOWSKI RETIRED CITY WORKER, CLEANING UP HUMBOLDT PARK

    2017 was the 7th YEAR in a row that Illinois/Chicago population has been at the lead of the decline! When would you label it a stampede? Soon we will be past the point of no return and it will be to late to address this problem. Think about that when zombie dem voters vote JB in and we Illinois dies!

  • I am working on leaving....my business and 165 jobs go with me

37 hours ago

3 days ago

Updated 2 days 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

Feb 12

Updated 3 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.

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Found Dog

Found today 2/14 near Maplewood & Hirsch, grey pitbull, no chip. not neutered, male

Feb 11

Updated 3 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!
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  • 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.

Jan 08

Updated 3 days ago

    Puerto Rican terrorist tells mainlander Americans to get off the island
    Convicted terrorist Oscar Lopez Rivera is at it again, demanding that mainland Americans helping hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico return home. Lopez Rivera, who just celebrated his 75th birthday, leveled the Yankee-go-home rant Sunday in remarks broadcast on the Spanish-language TV station Telemundo. "They should go. Just go. Just go," he said.
    https://www.yahoo.com
  • George F in Ravenswood displaced New Yorker

    RAK. No one is saying that white males are evil. They aren't anymore evil than any other race. I don't think you understand what white privilege means. Google it.

  • LT Res Long Time Chicagoan

    Dear small Dan, And now you know that capitalism is inherently unequal. Socialists, communists, fascists and marxists see equality. Which one are are you. In addition, All of these leftists ideologies are responsible for over 125 million murders and deaths in the 20th century. Be careful of what you wish for son.

4 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

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Gutter Repair Person?

I heard a loud crashing, looked out the window and my gutters and soffits have fallen off my house due to the weight of the ice! Does anyone know a repair person you would recommend that could get out here and fix this quickly? Thanks!

  • PES

    I used Tri-Star. My gutters were a mess, so the work was fairly extensive. Carlos was great. They came out quickly and did quality, thorough work. Added bonus that they are from the neighborhood.

  • Hector Lopez, dba Roof R Us, 773-630-8803 or 773-799-7428.

Mar 31

Updated 4 days ago

Increased gang activity in East Humboldt Park -- Albany & Wabansia

I moved to my current apartment on the corner of Albany and Wabansia 2 years ago.
I have noticed a huge increase in gang activity in this area. Gangs are tagging buildings in greater numbers. Three cars were broken into over the last 3 months. I hear a number of gunshots many nights out of the week. There was a murder in front of the apartment building on Albany and Wabansia about a year ago. Does anyone know what is going on? Is this normal?

  • J-Wahhh Trying to do Everyblock without being a cry baby

    Won't call police because it is a "waste of time" but has all day to post on Everyblock, which does nothing...

  • Lots of hipsters been breaking into cars all threw humboldt park never seen any gang bangers damage there neighbors property

4 days ago

6 days ago

Updated 4 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 5 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 5 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.

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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 5 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.

Feb 12

Updated 5 days ago

Missing a cat?

We've been seeing this cutie around for awhile. Today the cat was in the backyard - super friendly, loves to be petted. Always assumed it was a stray but now I'm not so sure. We have two cats already and can't take it in. Hoping someone might recognize him/her or be interested in giving the cat a home.

  • Also, if you see any cats on your block that you have questions about or other. Email us at info@whiskersandtailsfoundation.org. We most likely know them all since we take care of the cats over here. Also, if you are interested in putting a feral house in your yard let us know. We have a ton of colonies over here :)

  • I love seeing EveryBlock used for love and not hate. Good show people! :)

Feb 11

Updated 5 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.

Feb 10

Updated 6 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.

Feb 10

Updated Feb 12

feline leukemia

My favorite aunt lost her battle with cancer almost a year ago. She didn't have much but she gave everything. She took in strays and always brought dog and cat food to local shelters. She became a vegetarian because she loved animals. She left two cats behind that my sister is taking care of, one of which has feline leukemia. My aunt found the cat when it was still a kitten and didn't have the heart to turn it away...

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My favorite aunt lost her battle with cancer almost a year ago. She didn't have much but she gave everything. She took in strays and always brought dog and cat food to local shelters. She became a vegetarian because she loved animals. She left two cats behind that my sister is taking care of, one of which has feline leukemia. My aunt found the cat when it was still a kitten and didn't have the heart to turn it away after finding out it had leukemia. The other cat is older and not well so I think my sister and I have to talk about next steps for that cat. But now the question is what to do with the younger one with leukemia.

I share the love of animals and have a combination of 6 Dogs and cats having varying forms of issues and taking in a cat with leukemia isn't going to work. My sister has an older cat of her own that we don't want to expose to the cat with leukemia. It kills me to think there are no options for a cat with leukemia.

So I'm reaching out to see if there's anyone out there who has a cat with leukemia who wants a mate for their cat or knows of any shelters who will take this cat in to rehome her.

Please share any ideas.

  • Praying for a resolution for the cat.

  • Best wishes for a happy resolution and home for your inherited feline with leukemia.

    Friends of ours once kept their cat with feline leukemia in a separate floor of their home from all their other pets. I think that works fine for cats that aren't extremely social. We currently keep separate floors of pets for other reasons - age & attitude. Keeps the peace.

Feb 12

Where to get your paczki for Fat Tuesday at Chicago-area bakeries, restaurants

Roeser’s Bakery: Fifteen flavors will be available, priced from $1.35 to $1.92. Preorders are available but not required. 3216 W. North Ave., 773-489-6900, www.roeserscakes.com.

This article has 17 other Chicago locations (Show)

Alliance Bakery: Six varieties will be offered Monday and Tuesday. Flavors such as raspberry rose, blueberry lemon, strawberry, cherry and apple are $3. Vanilla bean with a ganache topping is $3.25. 1736 W. Division St., 773-278-0366, www.alliance-bakery.com.

Andy’s Deli: Paczki are offered in a dozen flavors through Tuesday, priced at $1.39 a piece. 5452 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-631-7304, www.andysdeli.com.

Ann’s Bakery: Paczki are $1.20 apiece, special chocolate and strawberry and whipped cream paczki are $1.50. 2158 W. Chicago Ave., 773-384-5562.

Beverly Bakery & Cafe: A dozen flavors are offered, including apricot, blueberry, custard with a chocolate glaze, raspberry, pineapple and prune. Classic flavors are $1.99 each; fresh strawberry is $2.99. 10528 S. Western Ave., 773-238-5580, www.beverlycoffeeroasters.com.

Bittersweet: Four flavors are offered this year: vanilla bean cream, bittersweet chocolate cream, lemon curd and raspberry jam. Paczki are $3.50 each. 1114 W. Belmont Ave., 773- 929-1100, www.bittersweetpastry.com.

...hazelnut, strawberry and vanilla flavors, as well. Paczki on their own are two for $8. 11 W. Illinois St., 312-955-0439, www.bohochicago.com...

...whipped cream version is $1.30 each, the strawberry and whipped cream is $1.40. 2907 S. Archer Ave., 773-523-1121...

Cafe Selmarie: Five different paczki will be sold Tuesday. Lemon, custard with chocolate on top, and raspberry are $2.95 each; fresh banana with custard, and fresh strawberry with whipped cream are $3.95 each. 4729 N. Lincoln Ave., 773-989-5595, www.cafeselmarie.com.

...99). Craving packzi year-round? This last one is available as a regular weekend special. 2523 N. Clark St. (773) 244-9922, www.cafeviennachicago.com...

Dinkel’s Bakery: Thirteen varieties of paczki will be sold here through Tuesday. All are $1.89 each, except for the fresh strawberry and whipped cream version, which is $3.40. 3329 N. Lincoln Ave., 773-281-7300, www.dinkels.com.

Forest View: Choose from seven flavors, including raspberry, prune, apricot and blueberry. $1 each, available Monday and Tuesday. 6454 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-775-7740.

Gene’s Sausage Shop: Seven flavors will be offered Monday and Tuesday. Paczki are $1.99 each, save the fresh strawberries and cream, which are $2.49 each. 4750 N. Lincoln Ave., 773-728-7243, www.genessausage.com

Laramie Bakery and Deli: Paczki are priced at 99 cents, $1.69 and $1.99, depending on flavor. For Tuesday, place your order by Monday. 3012 N. Laramie Ave., 773-725-4965, www.laramiebakerydeli.com.

Montrose Deli: A variety of paczki at various prices: 79 cents for mini paczki; others are 99 cents, $1.19 and $1.59 depending on fillings. 5411 W. Montrose Ave., 773-725-6123, www.montrosedeli.com.

La Petite Pastry: Fifteen flavors at three different price levels. Start at $1.10 each for flavors like lemon, raspberry and apricot. Fresh fruit like apple, peach, strawberry and blueberry are $1.40. Include whipped cream, and it’s $1.65. 5610 W. 63rd St., 773-735-7383, www.lapetitepastry.com.

Scafuri Bakery: Twelve flavors will be offered, from raspberry to coconut to chocolate and cherry cheese. Prices range from $2.75 to $3.50. 1337 W. Taylor St., 312-733-8881, www.scafuribakery.com.

Sweet World Pastry: Prices remain unchanged from last year, with paczki at $1.29 each, except for strawberry and whipped cream at $1.89. 5450 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-792-5566.

Feb 12

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 Feb 12

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 12

Feb 10

Updated Feb 12

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 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 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.

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