2 days ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Suspicious Man casing out buildings in Logan square

This man has been seen in front of my house looking at my building from across the street. The 2nd time I seen this man he was standing at the end of my alley and now I Caught for the 3rd time taking a picture of my name tag on my mailbox so I am bringing this up to the attention of Logan square residents. I will post the link of security footage of this man and if you see him please call 14th district police https://youtu.be/h-TaMD7kRGs

    Chicago suspicious man casing out building
    2-21-2018 time 12:46pm location Logan square
  • MillieNeon Person

    Maybe put a sign on your mailbox that reads: You are being watched and recorded.

  • Ray

    I do have signs that say you are on camera 🎥 !

13 hours ago

Updated 7 hours ago

Outdoor fire pits in Logan square ?

I was just wondering is it illegal to have a portable fire pit in my backyard. I use a cast iron stove in my backyard

  • You just need a mesh cover on it, any store-bought one is fine. We use one in our yard.

8 hours ago

2/24 2:30 p.m. cooper's hawk in trees in the tastee freez alley

He was in a tree on the south end of the block, giving the repeated yak yak laughing mating call --- (it's a bit early, for that, isn't it?) He then flew north down the alley toward tastee freez.
pretty cool. Here's what the call sounded like, if you missed it.


    Mating Call of The Cooper Hawk - Official Video
    Early morning and still very dark outside, I sneak up on a few illusive mating cooper hawks to get this great audio. Thanks for tuning in.. more great bird videos on the way!

31 hours ago

Updated 8 hours ago


metal cornice repair: seeking a metal specialist to repair/restore an original (circa 1890) metal cornice on a brick 2-flat in NW Chicago. any recs? thank you so much!

  • I don't have that knowledge but there is a group called 'Urban Remains' which goes into old blds being torn down to collect hardware, etc. I bet if you contacted them they would know who to contact...

  • I googled "cornice repair chicago" and got a lot of options with reviews.

27 hours ago

Updated 8 hours ago

DNAInfo coming back?

I am thrilled to read about the public radio push to acquire and re-launch DNAInfo and Gothamist. I don't see anything new on DNAInfo, but it's all still very new. Crossed fingers that it will come back! https://www.wired.com/story/gothamist-dcist-laist-return-wnyc-public-radio/

    Gothamist Lives, Thanks to a Boost From Public Radio
    After billionaire Joe Ricketts announced the shuttering of local news organizations Gothamist and DNAInfo last fall, readers across the country mourned the loss of the beloved sites, and worried about the vulnerability of journalism in the digital age.

    We need something more then this over censored site.

  • if it's one thing we need, is more low quality news reporting.

24 hours ago

Updated 8 hours ago

Fireplace permit

We’re thinking about adding a freestanding fireplace inside our house (malm fireplace), but aren’t sure what the permitting process looks like for this. Anyone have experience here and can provide insight?

31 hours ago

Updated 8 hours ago

Half Italian Closing

May be old news for some, but just found out that Half Italian is closing in March (via their Facebook page).This is very sad considering this was one of my first spots I went to for a quick (and amazing!) sandwich when I moved to the area. Hope we can have something fill the gap in the future.

  • This is so sad! I live a block away and go there regularly for some fresh pasta or something from the deli. I hope they're able to move to a more affordable location.

  • Agreed. Parts and Labor was sad too.

26 hours ago

Updated 11 hours ago

Rosie's Sidekick?

Could it be? A new Italian Sandwich Shop about to open at 2610 N. California. Rosie's Sidekick. At least that's what the note on the window says- And they do have this nifty sign as pictured!

  • @Jenny! That's great! I looked at the web site for Rosie's Sidekick. You would think they were open based on that. Very confusing.

  • Pipeworks is coming soon. They haven't started building yet. There was a community meeting last year when they presented their design ideas. They will have food.

    Re: Rosie, it is confusing. The website gave me the impression they are open, taking online orders and it has hours posted. Looks very cheery. I hope they get a vegan sandwich or ones with that option. People will be asking for that. It's nice they have a veg. soup.

    One less empty storefront!

15 hours ago

Weekend picks: Pay tribute to jazz chanteuse Ella Fitzgerald at NCC

Wintercamp 2018: 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, at Logan Square Auditorium, 2539 N. Kedzie Blvd., Chicago. Saturday's lineup is VERSE, DJ noDJ, Knower, Bifunkal, Bronson Rock, O. R. They?, Cole DeGenova, Larry Miller; KAVA performs in The Loft. $30. (773) 252-6179 or wintercamp2018.brownpapertickets.com.

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Future Thieves, Ember Oceans, Fall Classic: 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, at Subterranean Downstairs, 2011 W. North Ave., Chicago. $10. (773) 278-6600 or subt.net.

Ani DiFranco, Gracie and Rachel: 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, at Park West, 322 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago. $40. (773) 929-1322 or parkwestchicago.com.

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds: 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, at the Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., Chicago. $42-$52. (312) 462-6300 or msg.com.

...Reservoir, Social Que, The Remnant: 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25, at Reggies Rock Club, 2109 S. State St., Chicago. $10-$15. (312) 949-0120 or reggieslive.com...

Ezra Furman and The Visions, Saint Pe, Anna Burch: 8:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, at Thalia Hall, 1807 S. Allport St., Chicago. $16-$20. (312) 526-3851 or thaliahallchicago.com.

Mer's Music Showcase: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, at Cubby Bear, 1059 W. Addison St., Chicago. Free. (773) 327-1662 or cubbybear.com.

2 days ago

Updated 17 hours ago

Early voting is on now

Avoid the lines at the primary election and vote today. Registration is also available at every early voting site. You must show 2 forms of ID if registering for the first time.

Address updates for registered voters and other details at https://chicagoelections.com


Feb 15

Updated 26 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...

  • Agreed..I have a bag I give out with socks, gloves, food, etc and there are quarters & a few dollars in it. The gift card work well.I also pick up the cost for those in dollar stores buying ..usually hygiene products.
    We all need to research services but some won't stay in them because they don't feel safe.
    (Back to elected officials again...)

  • Was he in the military? They can get housing.

3 days ago

Updated 35 hours ago

Shots fired on/near Kimball

Anyone have more info? Around 4:30 pm

  • Spaulding & Schubert buildings have been a problem for years. Kedzie/George is really bad as well.

  • If it’s the same guys, they’re not talking. From the Tribune

    About 4:15 p.m. on the Northwest Side, two men were found shot in a car in the 2600 block of North Kimball Avenue in the Logan Square neighborhood, according to police. A 22-year-old man shot in the right leg was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, while a 19-year-old man also shot in the right leg was taken to Norwegian American Hospital. Their conditions were stabilized, according to police. The two were being uncooperative with investigators.


2 days ago

Updated 39 hours ago

Tightening power lines

Has anyone ever had the power lines that run over their property “tightened”? Some run diagonally across my yard and are saggy - not dangerously so, but they’re an eyesore from our bedroom window and may impact some potential plans for our yard. I’ve read across the internet that some people have gotten the power company to do this for free... seems too good to be true for Chicago. Curious on the process to do this as well as price. Thanks!

  • JSK

    Yea, I had another issue and while here ComEd moved them for free because mine were hanging too low.

  • Very helpful. Thanks everyone, I’ll give ComEd a call

44 hours ago

Feb 12

Updated 2 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?

  • Dhe

    Thanks for posting! My heart did jump when I thought it was my cat. I believe someone befriended my cat and took her in.
    Please remind people that a tipped ear on a cat means they are spoken for 😀

  • A tipped ear only means it was trapped, spayed/neutered, vaccinated at the time (which may have since expired), likely microchipped and then released. It doesn't indicate if a cat is being cared for. Some may be tame, so it'd be great to help find a forever home.

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Need good roofer

I need to find a capable and honest roofer! The majority of my roof is fine, but the roof over my foyer has a leak that I've paid to have fixed twice to no avail. I need an honest roofer who's not going to try to get me to get a whole new roof (which I can't afford right now), but who's also savvy enough to actually figure out this issue!
Anyone have any recommendations?

  • Melissa Stanley local realtor and business onwer

    Call Pablo 708-574-2207 he is great and very reasonable. Just remember that water seeks the lowest point so the leak could be coming from another part of the roof. I know for experience that finding a leak is not easy and sometime you just have to re-do the roof. Sorry but it is true.

  • Try Nyberg Exteriors. Great reviews, fixed my vent and didn't try to sell on replacing the entire roof. https://www.yelp.com/biz/nyberg-exteriors-chicago

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Panera = 'Young Bakers Lessons' 5-12 yr olds

I just got an e-mail that they have this program which is 2 hrs for $20. It sounds amazing but not sure that we have it here..but mention it if someone wants to check it out.

  • Thanks for sharing. Looks like if you have a group of at least 10 or more, they’ll schedule it for you. Good to know.

3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Shooting at Kimball & Schubert

Police have the southeast corner taped off and look like they are collecting evidence. Did anyone see or hear anything? This is a bus stop corner.

3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

MegaMall / Logan Crossing Action

I saw some sort of large truck in the former MegaMall pit today. It had a vertical boom of some sort but I don't know what it would be used form.

Could this finally be the start of developing this eyesore?

  • I remember a post from fall last year mentioning they were supposed to start in March or April this year.

4 days ago

Sound check: Skyline series brings Seven Corners to BaseCamp

...2018: 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb, 23 and 24, at Logan Square Auditorium, 2539 N. Kedzie Blvd., Chicago. Friday features Hexes, Woody Goss, Sidewalk Chalk, Chicago Loud 9, Astro Samurai, Deep Fayed...

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• Chase Aways, The Linden Method, Rotten Mouth, Invictus, Torch the Hive: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, at Bottom Lounge, 1375 W. Lake St., Chicago. $10. (312) 666-6775 or bottomlounge.com.

• Scotch The Filmmaker, Gills, The Dracu-LAHS, The Weathermakers: 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, at Subterranean, 2011 W. North Ave., Chicago. $8. (773) 278-6600 or subt.net.

• Hitmen: 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, at Cubby Bear, 1059 W. Addison St., Chicago. $5. (773) 327-1662 or cubbybear.com.

• Big Something, Chachuba: 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, at Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. $15-$17. (773) 525-2501 or lh-st.com.

• Nation featuring Jay Nem, TECKO, COEXST, Eddie Riot, Mark A. Matras, Joe Buddha Fischer: 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, at Exit, 1315 W. North Ave., Chicago. $5; free before midnight. (773) 395-2700 or exit-chicago.com.

• Ani DiFranco, Gracie and Rachel: 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, at Park West, 322 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago. $40. (773) 929-1322 or parkwestchicago.com.

• Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds: 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, at the Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., Chicago. $42-$52. (312) 462-6300 or msg.com.

...Reservoir, Social Que, The Remnant: 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25, at Reggies Rock Club, 2109 S. State St., Chicago. $10-$15. (312) 949-0120 or reggieslive.com...

• Ezra Furman and The Visions, Saint Pe, Anna Burch: 8:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, at Thalia Hall, 1807 S. Allport St., Chicago. $16-$20. (312) 526-3851 or thaliahallchicago.com.

    Sound check: Skyline series brings Seven Corners to BaseCamp
    On the music scene: Naperville's Seven Corners headlines February's Skyline Music Concert Series concert at BaseCamp Pub with Caitlin Edwards and Blameless Lake; Up and At Them MS research benefit is at Beat Kitchen; Blacklist Regulars play in Downers Grove.

Feb 17

Updated 4 days ago

Ludlow! New at California and Wellington

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

  • I wonder if the new management will lose the "no kids" policy.

  • I'm not going to jump to the conclusion that 'by the ounce' is inherently pretentious. I actually feel quite the opposite on that. I love to try everything available without having to buy an entire drink in order to do so. Would free samples be more ideal for me as a customer? Sure. Would it be viable (if I want to try everything) for the business to do so? Nope. I'll give 'em a go.

Feb 15

Updated 4 days 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.

  • 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.

  • bob1983/Kitty - Actually, you can easily have an "in case of emergency" email address solely delegated to the potential loss of your keys. There would be no connection to any of your information unless you are adding it upon sign up. Just don't.

5 days ago

Updated 4 days 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.

6 days ago

Updated 5 days 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.

  • Mary,
    Is there any way to message you privately? (I don’t use this often and can’t tell whether this response will “post” to everyone.)

  • For how long do you need a room?

  • Figured it out and emailed you. Sorry!

Feb 14

Updated 5 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!

  • 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.

5 days ago

Vinyl Siding Repair needed

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

5 days ago

BartShore posted 2 photos to Flickr:

Feb 16

Updated 6 days 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.

Feb 16

Updated 6 days 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


  • 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

Feb 11

Updated 6 days 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

6 days ago

6 days ago

BartShore posted 8 photos to Flickr:

Feb 16

Updated Feb 17

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 Feb 16

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.

Feb 11

Updated Feb 16

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!

  • 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.

Feb 15

    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

Mar 31

Updated Feb 15

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

Feb 07

Updated Feb 14


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 ( ;


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