5 days ago

Updated 39 min 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?

  • Gil Jimenez Private Investigator; IL concealed carry trainer

    bleep - the ordinance cited by alderman, et al says this:

    the account and sec dep "shall not be subject to the claims of any creditor of the landlord or of the landlord’s successors in interest."

    that's the hard part - having money stashed somewhere, somehow where it can't be...

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    bleep - the ordinance cited by alderman, et al says this:

    the account and sec dep "shall not be subject to the claims of any creditor of the landlord or of the landlord’s successors in interest."

    that's the hard part - having money stashed somewhere, somehow where it can't be reached through a court judgment against the landlord.

    if your name is on the account, the court and creditor can get to it.

    actually, if the property is titled to the LLC humboldt mentioned and the LLC is the entity sued, then the LLC's bank account can also be attached.

    in effect, the CRLTO does everything possible to keep a landlord from holding a security deposit.

    it is rumored that one way to stay in compliance is to place the sec deps in a trust account. i will be exploring that possibility further.

  • thanks, that's very interesting. I guess it all depends on the phrase "subject to the claims" -- does that mean subject to any and all future claims, or does it mean subject to existing claims? Therein lies the dangerous parsing of language...

    thanks so much for that info, I appreciate it!

31 hours ago

Updated 1 hour 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.

26 hours ago

Updated 1 hour 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.

41 hours ago

Updated 1 hour 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.

2 days ago

Updated 2 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.

6 hours ago

Updated 3 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.

3 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.

2 days ago

Updated 4 hours ago

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

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

Here are the proposed plans:

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

    http://chicago47.org
  • They may be better off looking for a new location to better fit the expanding needs similar to what Chicago Jewish Day School did. Even with their move still a traffic nightmare in morning. Before any institution or business goes in a traffic study should be required and ensure enough parking.

  • Gilbert T Ravenswood Local since 70's

    Yes the previous school did move. Proposed building is not contextual and does little to address parking/egress problems that will only increase. Ambitious plans to build and will they meet enrollment?

Oct 20

Updated 4 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!!!

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!

19 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Keep A Lookout For Robber

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Same question.

6 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.

12 hours ago

Apr 17

Updated 26 hours ago

  • Dea MLNW student

    Walgreens

  • 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

27 hours ago

Go-to breakfasts from wood-fired bagels to grilled coffee cake to deli classics

Find it: 2607 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-697-4234, www.renochicago.com.

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Find it: 3552 N. Southport Ave., 773-665-0100, www.southportgrocery.com

Find it: 1141 S. Jefferson St., 312-939-2855, mannysdeli.com.

39 hours ago

Updated 27 hours ago

Stolen Car!!

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

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

    Post the video!

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

    Could yo post a picture here?

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

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

3 days ago

Updated 40 hours ago

10 ways to go green on Earth Day

Illinois Centennial Monument, 3150 W. Logan Blvd.

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1300 S. Lake Shore Drive, 312-922-7827

5061 N. Clark St.

3330 W. Roosevelt Road

11141 S. Cottage Grove Ave., 773-568-2441

2430 N. Cannon Drive

6950 N. Hiawatha Ave.

127 W. Huron St., 312-374-1830

    10 ways to go green on Earth Day
    Looking to get your hands dirty for the sake of Mother Earth? Check out 10 events surrounding Earth Day on April 22, including park cleanups around the city, movie screenings and even an environmentally-friendly cocktail workshop.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

4 days ago

Updated 47 hours ago

Wooden fence repair

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

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

  • Victor Perez small business owner

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

Apr 11

Updated 2 days ago

Congress Pizzeria - Closed

I went here a few times when I first moved to Logan Square over 25 years ago- never thought it was that good- however, they stayed in business a long time. Wonder if the landowner sold the spot for what appears to be development .

New Condos? Just what we need, right?

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Anyone know what happened here and can share?

Anyone know what happened here and can share?

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

    Had a foid, not a ccl

  • What's to know?

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

    Society can't tolerate drunks carrying guns.

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

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

Apr 16

Updated 2 days ago

Recommendations - water in the basement

Greetings, neighbors-

During intensive rainy days water seeps into our building's basement. I am hoping to receive reliable/trustworthy recommendations via this channel. Please provide me recommended businesses that offer assessment/repair for this type of situation. It could be gutters/downspouts, pipes, not sure. From the looks of it doesn't seem its a pipe issue. Much appreciated.

Thank you neighbors!

  • Jon

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

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

  • Carter O'Brien Diversey to Belmont lifer

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

3 days ago

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.

6 days ago

Updated 3 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.

4 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

4 days ago

  • Permit issued for new construction

    NEW CONSTRUCTION, (2) TWO STORY + BASEMENT SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE, WOOD FRAME CONSTRUCTION WITH PARTIAL BRICK VENEER, TO REPLACE EXISTING SFR. NEW DETACHED (2) TWO CAR GARAGE WITH ROOF DECK.

    2647 N. Albany Ave. Issued April 19, 2018 Comment

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

5 days ago

Weekend: The Endless, Drive-In Horror, 35mm Screenings, and More!

FIRST BLOOD - (April 20th-23rd at 11:10pm) Rambo! Logan Theatre, 2646 N. Milwaukee, Chicago, IL 60647. (Also screening: A Quiet Place, Blockers, Isle of Dogs, and The Death of Stalin.)

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...on this trip. Things get a little crazy! Times vary. (DCP) The Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Avenue, Chicago, IL 60613...

MY FRIEND DAHMER - (April 20th-26th) Back by popular demand! Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State Street, Chicago, IL 60601.

...a takeover of Earth. Doc Films, Max Palevsky Cinema, Ida Noyes Hall, University of Chicago, 1212 E. 59th St., Chicago, IL 60637...

...dealing with her own evolution while the house of Bedlam is collapsing. Nox Arca Theatre, 4001 N. Ravenswood #405, Chicago, IL 60613...

SWEENEY TODD: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street - (March 9th-April 29th) In the mood for bloody meat pies and sweet revenge? See website for information on dinner packages. No Exit Cafe, 6970 N. Glenwood, Chicago, IL 60626.

Hitch*Cocktails - (Fridays at 10pm) Alfred Hitchcock-themed improv skits based on audience suggestions. Live jazz band, parlor games. Actors must drink as the plot thickens. The Annoyance Theatre & Bar, 851 W. Belmont, Chicago, IL 60657. Runs through May 25th, 2018.

Record Store Day Prehistoric Party - (April 21st from 10am-9pm) Party begins at noon. Doors open at 10am. Bucket O' Blood Books & Records, 3182 N. Elston, Chicago, IL 60618.

Bad Axe Throwing - (Days/times vary) You know you want to... Group rates apply or just do a walk-in for $20/hr. Bad Axe Chicago, 2828 N. Clark (Atrium Level), Chicago, IL. (888) 435-0001.

...much more. The SNL exhibit is also stationed in the building. Museum of Broadcast Communications, 360 N. State, Chicago, IL 60654...

...of violence in video game history, ranging from beautiful to excessive. Video Game Art Gallery, 2418 W. Bloomingdale #102, Chicago, IL 60647. Regular hours: Wednesdays 5pm-8pm; Sundays noon-5pm or call by...

Trapped in a Room with a Zombie - Room Escape adventures where guests must figure out clues and puzzles to escape a room they share with a snarling, chained-up zombie. Ages 14+ or must have parent. Fine Arts Building, 408 S. Michigan, Chicago, IL 60605.

Near Death Experience with Neil Tobin - (May 5th & 6th) Interactive, mortality-themed theatre with Neil Tobin. May Chapel, Rosehill Cemetery, 5800 N. Ravenswood, Chicago, IL.

Windy City Horrorama Film Festival - (April 27th-29th) New independent film festival to debut at the Davis Theater, 4614 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625.

    Weekend: The Endless, Drive-In Horror, 35mm Screenings, and More!
    There's always a little something for everyone to enjoy in any one of the great independent theatres in Chicago. Check out The Endless, My Friend Dahmer, A Quiet Place, RHPS Midnight Madness, Save the Green Planet, and more! 35mm and digital projection options. "Don't walk to the theater-RUN!"
    http://www.chicagonow.com

5 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

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

Apr 17

Updated 5 days ago

Chimney Tuckpoint/Repair Reco's

Looking for recommendations to tuckpoint and repair a leaky chimney. Thank you!

  • Acrowbat Matt North Center Circus Artist

    Teufel Roofing
    (773) 327-2839‬

    They did a phenomenal job and at a fabulous price.

    I have also used Grzebieniak as well and they were wonderful to work with as well.

    Either one you can’t go wrong!

  • robin in WRP I support a 28th Amendment 4Free & Fair Elections!

    We have an English Tutor (like a small bungalow)

    South elevation, grind out any loose or damaged mortar. Wash mortar joints out. Tuckpoint any cracks or holes with a depth of 1/2 inch or more of missing mortar. Includes chimney. $875.00.

    West and east sections of building, from ground level...

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    We have an English Tutor (like a small bungalow)

    South elevation, grind out any loose or damaged mortar. Wash mortar joints out. Tuckpoint any cracks or holes with a depth of 1/2 inch or more of missing mortar. Includes chimney. $875.00.

    West and east sections of building, from ground level upward, halfway to roofline, grind out mortar joints 100%. Remove any damaged bricks where needed. Replace with matching common brick. Wash all windows, sills, mortar joints and brick to a clean surface. Tuckpoint in a flat flush mortar joint. Match existing color. $3,800.00.

5 days ago

    Permit issued for renovation/alteration (building permit)
    EveryBlock is the leading Web site for neighborhood discussions and block-level news, including the latest news stories, crime reports, real estate listings and business reviews.
    https://chicago.everyblock.com

Jul 05 2015

Updated 5 days ago

Gutter Replacement

Our house has had some gutter issues and we've finally determined that we need to just replace them. Happily, our insurance company agreed. I've tried a few roofing and gutter places, but once they find out the roof is fine and we just need gutters.....poof, they disappear.
Anyone with a recommendation for a gutter replacement company? Preferably someone who can take a look at where we've been having some overflow issues and make some changes to the way our downspout are set up.

  • thanks for the follow-up...we see a lot of these type of posts but finding out what the upshot was is very useful.

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6 days ago

1421 Beat Meeting

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

6 days ago

10 ways to go green on Earth Day

Illinois Centennial Monument, 3150 W. Logan Blvd.

This article has 7 other Chicago locations (Show)

1300 S. Lake Shore Drive, 312-922-7827

5061 N. Clark St.

3330 W. Roosevelt Road

11141 S. Cottage Grove Ave., 773-568-2441

2430 N. Cannon Drive

6950 N. Hiawatha Ave.

127 W. Huron St., 312-374-1830

    10 ways to go green on Earth Day
    Looking to get your hands dirty for the sake of Mother Earth? Check out 10 events surrounding Earth Day on April 22, including park cleanups around the city, movie screenings and even an environmentally-friendly cocktail workshop.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

6 days ago

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Jan 25

Updated 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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.

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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

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