53 min ago

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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.

18 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!

8 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 9 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.

43 hours ago

Updated 13 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 16 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!!!

18 hours ago

Proco Joe Moreno A-1 list

1st Ward Independent Democratic Party Committee
McDevitt Law Offices, P.C.
221 N La Salle St
Suite 1600
Chicago, IL 60601 $4,000.00
1/9/2018

Classification: Personal Injury Lawyer

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.

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?

2 days ago

See Inside Chicago Church Turned Into $1M House

The 3,400-square-foot holy house is located at 3030 W. Cortland St., where it was originally built as a neighborhood church in 1920. It has three bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths and a two-car garage.

    See Inside Chicago Church Turned Into $1M House
    There's a church in Logan Square for sale-but not just any church. You can live in this one, because it was converted into a single-family house. The 3,400-square-foot holy house is located at 3030 W. Cortland St., where it was originally built as a neighborhood church in 1920.
    https://www.nbcchicago.com

2 days ago

Proco Joe Moreno A-1 list

Friends for Proco Joe Moreno
Gibbons Property Management
867 W. Buckingham
Chicago, IL 60657 $5,500.00
1/13/2018

Classification: Developer

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.

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Proco Joe Moreno A-1 list

1st Ward First Inc.
Miller, Gary
6242 N. 300 West
Chicago, IL 46360
Occupation: Retired
Employer: Retired $6,600.00
3/9/2018

Classification: Political, Candidate for Judge (Stephanie Miller)

Total $6600.00

  • Maplewood John Life-long Chicagoan

    "6242 N 300 W" is an address in Michigan City, Indiana, 46360, 65 miles outside the first ward, Chicago.

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

ISO Moving boxes

Looking for moving boxes--hoping to recycle someone else's rather than buy new. Let me know if I can take some off your hands. Thanks so much!!

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

Updated 4 days ago

Logan Square home in former church: $1M

3030 W. Cortland St. in Chicago: $1,000,000

    Logan Square home in former church: $1M
    3030 W. Cortland St. in Chicago, illinois
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

  • How can I find out what they paid for it when they bought it...5? years ago?
    The neighbors actually forced the 'church' out as they played REALLY loud music 3 nights a week until 1 or 2 in the morning (waking up a number of babies..) and were very disrespectful...

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    How can I find out what they paid for it when they bought it...5? years ago?
    The neighbors actually forced the 'church' out as they played REALLY loud music 3 nights a week until 1 or 2 in the morning (waking up a number of babies..) and were very disrespectful to the neighborhood (and we got tired of picking up their trash and empty cans they threw on the ground as they left. No one lived in the neighborhood.) Also, churches not 'god-fathered' in are to have a parking lot and they didn't want to rent anything to keep going.
    The alderman (that was when Aldermen actually help neighborhoods) had a joint meeting ..which I attended ..and SHE noticed that they didn't speak to 'women'...to her when they had to, to me.. not at all...
    The space inside this home is REALLY small, very small yard, they have to put their garbage cans on the street corner...and that said, I wonder who is going to buy....

  • RAKARWOWSKI RETIRED CITY WORKER, CLEANING UP HUMBOLDT PARK

    What a steal!!!!

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.

6 days ago

1421 Beat Meeting

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

6 days ago

Proco Joe Moreno A-1 list

1st Ward First Inc.
Underhill, Edward
2219 W. Wabansia
Chicago, IL 60642
Occupation: Attorney
Employer: Self Employed $5,000.00
3/7/2018

1st Ward First Inc.
Underhill, Edward
2219 W. Wabansia
Chicago, IL 60642
Occupation: Attorney
Employer: Self Employed $1,600.00
3/6/2018

Classification: Political, Candidate for Judge

Total $6600.00

Apr 19

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 17

Updated Apr 18

Palmer Sq Zoning and Planning Committee

Hi all, having lived in Palmer Sq for 18 months, I'm looking to get more involved in the zoning and planning dialogue. Does anyone know of a committee that residents can participate in?

  • Hi Mookie, welcome to Palmer Square! I can suggest a couple of options:
    1) HAPS- If you are living on Palmer Square and own your property, there is a small group called Homeowners of Palmer Square (HAPS). Its bylaws are fairly restrictive, so it limited to owners of property within...

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    Hi Mookie, welcome to Palmer Square! I can suggest a couple of options:
    1) HAPS- If you are living on Palmer Square and own your property, there is a small group called Homeowners of Palmer Square (HAPS). Its bylaws are fairly restrictive, so it limited to owners of property within the 3000-3200 blocks of Palmer. Addresses on Kedzie and Humboldt on Palmer Square itself are also part of the group. I can connect you if this is an interest.
    2) Logan Square Preservation-- this group is the larger Logan Square group that advises on issues in the neighborhood, Palmer Square included. They do have a separate zoning committee.

    There may be other groups as well that others will suggest.

  • Thanks Cori! I am a homeowner but do not reside on the square. Maybe I can look into the second option? Thank you!

  • Logan Square Preservation meets at 7pm, the third thursday of every month at the Norwegian Lutheran Minnekirken Church at 2614 N Kedzie, on the square. The April meeting is this thursday night and guests are welcome. Zoning is always a hot topic and new development plans are popping up all over. So if you are free thursday, stop by. You can also visit the website, www.logansquarepreservation.org

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 18

  • Permit issued for new construction

    NEW TWO STORY FRAME SFR WITH BASEMENT AND OPEN FRONT PORCH. NEW TWO CAR GARAGE. 220 LF OF 6 FT HIGH WOOD FENCE. ALL WORK AS PER PLANS

    1747 N. Albany Ave. Issued April 16, 2018 Comment

Apr 16

Updated Apr 17

Lost keys with library tag

Hi, I lost part of my keychain last weekend either near Sunnyside/California or near California/Diversey. It's just a ring with a black Honda key and a house key on it, with a Chicago Public Library card tag as well. Just thought I'd check and see if anyone picked it up - it was a week ago, but thought it was still worth it to check.

  • Did you check with the library system to see if anyone turned them in...I think if I found them, that is what I would do...

  • Do you have a valid phone number or email address on file with the library. They will usually try to contact you if keys are turned in to them, but sometimes the contact information is outdated.

  • A.S. a.s.

    Unfortunately, I already called a few nearby libraries last week when it happened - should've mentioned that. They didn't have anything in the system about it being turned in. Bummer.

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 13

Updated Apr 17

In Need of a Good Electrician

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

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

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

Apr 17

Proco Joe Moreno A-1 list

1st Ward First Inc.
Delgado, Kent
Redacted
Chicago, IL 60647
Occupation: Judge
Employer: State of Illinois $500.00
3/23/2018

1st Ward First Inc.
Delgado, Kent
Redacted
Chicago, IL 60647
Occupation: Judge
Employer: State of Illinois $4,500.00
3/7/2018

1st Ward First Inc.
Delgado, Kent
Redacted
Chicago, IL 60647
Occupation: Judge
Employer: State of Illinois $1,600.00
3/6/2018

Classification: Political, Candidate for Judge

Total $6600.00

Apr 14

Updated Apr 17

Moving to LS - Parking Advice

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

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

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

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

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

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

Apr 13

Updated Apr 17

Anyone want some dirt?

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

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

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

Apr 16

Updated Apr 17

New construction at Fullerton and Sacramento

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

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