1 hour ago

Jul 10

Updated 3 hours ago

Gas Pipe Construction = High Gas Bill

We just got finished with the whole city of chicago replacing our gas lines on our street. Something they've been doing all over the city I've noticed. And now I just got my 1st gas bill since then and it's the highest I've ever been billed. Even compared to my winter bills in Jan & Feb for the past 4 yours, it's never been this high. And this is for last month of June so I KNOW that we did not use our gas that much. Has anyone else experienced this? I tried calling people's gas and I waited 2 hours and 20 min for a supervisor and no one ever answered. I finally hung up. Ugh.

  • Electric heat is more expensive than gas. I used energy efficient heaters to supplement my gas space heaters, still cost a lot of money.

  • This is late and don't know if you'll get the info but try calling CUB the Citizen's Utility Board.

6 days ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Nextdoor and Comcast Blows.

What a horrible company and a terrible “substitute” for everyblock. Boycotting Nextdoor. I will never join that bullsh@! website.

  • The Logan Square sites on Nextdoor have almost no content. Hopefully that will change when people migrate.

  • I follow a geographic area rather than a neighborhood and I'm sad that I won't be able to do this.

6 days ago

Updated 4 hours ago

We're losing Everyblock?

Just noticed the message at the top of the Everyblock screen, from what I understand we're losing Everyblock on the 19th, and they're asking people to sign up with Nextdoor, correct? I'm not misreading this? If true this makes me so sad.

5 days ago

Updated 4 hours ago

I love EveryBlock and Next Door, but they are very different.

I'm so sorry to be losing EveryBlock. I'm already a member of Next Door, but that is only for communicating to neighbors very close to me. I like getting information on other neighborhoods as well. As an animal welfare business owner, volunteer and advocate, my desire to help pets and their people is not just limited to my own neighborhood. I currently follow 22 different EveryBlock neighborhoods. Next Door won't allow me to do that.

So bummed. Thanks EveryBlock for all you've done to connect people.

Alicia

4 days ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Logan Square Community Facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/search/str/logan+square+community/keywords_search

Once Everyblock is gone, let’s try to keep in touch. I found this in a search and have not been approved by the admin, but I hope others join.

  • Mark Heller Logan Square & Chicago activist

    Still no response after 1 week from existing LSq FB https://www.facebook.com/groups/LoganSquareCommunity/
    3 Administrators listed. Founded by Steve Niketopoulos. Perhaps on summer break. Maybe EB member here with this existing FB could give heads up about folks awaiting "approval"

  • I don't use FB but I'm going to archive this page so if I ever decide to then I'll have the info. Thanks everyone! Going to miss EB.

5 days ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Thoughts on Everyblock closing down...It is 'time' for me to leave anyway....

I have depended on Everyblock for recommendations of workers, neighborhood news, crime in the area, good news postings, pictures of package stealing...and lost dogs....
I read with interest my neighbors opinions and 'feelings' on subjects and it was a learning experience for me.
I followed GoFundMe pages that they recommended.
I donated to school because it was posted here...

But it is time to leave for me...look what I have BECOME????

I read the posts of people that do not...

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I have depended on Everyblock for recommendations of workers, neighborhood news, crime in the area, good news postings, pictures of package stealing...and lost dogs....
I read with interest my neighbors opinions and 'feelings' on subjects and it was a learning experience for me.
I followed GoFundMe pages that they recommended.
I donated to school because it was posted here...

But it is time to leave for me...look what I have BECOME????

I read the posts of people that do not have 'kindness' (something we really need these days..) towards their neighbors posts...and I NOW go after 'a troll' when before I would 'just let it go' ...recently to the point of reporting HIM to Everyblock to monitor his comments. (I have never gone to Everyblock before...)
(His 'nasty' comments 'hurt my feelings'....how did I GET to this point???)
Bart doesn't post his amazing pictures any more; and people go after him when he is just posting 'the first to know'...(I'm certainly not the first to know...)
I WILL MISS the kind posts that I have received...and the people who I have truly enjoyed their threads...
but I now won't miss the 'Everyblock' - the one I used to know..as it is no more...
Thanks to the neighbors who helped me; thanks to the neighbors who cared; and thanks to the neighbors that bought me a 'neighborhood' to share with them..

5 days ago

Updated 4 hours ago

For anyone on EB who would like to keep in touch after it shuts down on 7/19 ...

Click on my name and send me an email from that page.

Please include your EB name, real name, and email address.

For those who don't care to, s'ok.

I will miss EB. It provided a lot of very useful information, trolls notwithstanding. I met some very interesting people here.

But it's not goodbye. It's "See Ya Later."

Good luck, all!

Gil

40 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Thank You!

I will miss Everyblock. Thanks for all your support of my rants and observations! I am easy enough to find down the road- You can see all my photos here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/bartshore/with/41649312300/
Listen to me here: www.BartShore.com and follow me on Facebook and Twitter!

35 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Basement Digout

Anyone dug out the basement recently? Looking for ballpark estimated cost for a brick building - all posts about that subject date back to 2014 and I was wondering what is the price now.

  • I have a walk-in basement from the front and rear of the building. I was also looking at the cost and estimates were also around $50k. What I learn is that I need to first get a zoning change approved

  • From what we've found, the underpinning is the most expensive. Is it worth it only to go down to the footings?
    Wish I could follow this but EB no more...

36 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

One more for the road...

Just wanted to one last time, direct all of the haters to the last vacancy being filled on the south side of Logan Square (the actual square)

And being filled by a big-time bar group. Guess it won't be so empty after all!

https://blockclubchicago.org/2018/07/17/former-johnnys-grill-will-soon-be-new-spot-from-cocktail-pros-behind-estereo-sportsmans-club/

    Former Johnny's Grill Will Soon Be New Spot From Cocktail Pros Behind Estereo, Sportsman's Club
    Mina Bloom/Block Club Chicago The bar group is not talking (yet) about their plans for the Johnny's Grill space. Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale Primary category in which blog post is published These are selected by the writer and confirmed by the editor Original Reporting - + This article contains new, firsthand information uncovered by its reporter(s).
    https://blockclubchicago.org
  • So your last post is a self aggrandizzing “I told you so” post. What an a-hole.

  • More or less!

    But at least I chose to push my beef to the internet rather than glueing it to private property :)

    So one a-hole calling out another a-hole and his a-hole apologizers for being a-holes.

13 hours ago

Merchant Restaurant Opens in Logan Square

Merchant (3137 W. Logan Blvd.) is now open in Logan Square, replacing the old Dunlays on the Square. With a menu created by Matt Skolarus (Girl & the Goat, Ruxbin), the restaurant will offer a mix of dishes inspired by flavors from across the world, including Mexico, Italy, and Japan.

This article has 3 other Chicago locations (Show)

Chef Aaron Lirette of the sadly shuttered GreenRiver is back. Free Rein (230 N. Michigan Ave., Loop), his new restaurant inside the redeveloped St. Jane Hotel, opened last week and calls...

If you haven’t read Jeff Ruby’s review of Radio Anago (226 W. Kinzie, River North) in this magazine, you should. It’s a great example of the art...

Not much is left of the West Loop of 2010, and another spot is about to drop off the map. Jaipur (847 W. Randolph St.), the venerable Indian spot that’s been open for a decade, is closing on July 22.

    Merchant Restaurant Opens in Logan Square
    Merchant (3137 W. Logan Blvd.) is now open in Logan Square, replacing the old Dunlays on the Square. With a menu created by Matt Skolarus (Girl & the Goat, Ruxbin), the restaurant will offer a mix of dishes inspired by flavors from across the world, including Mexico, Italy, and Japan.
    http://www.chicagomag.com

27 hours ago

Updated 16 hours ago

Did anyone just hear all those banging noises and now ambulance/police?

Did anyone just hear all those banging noises and now ambulance/police? I'm near the square but it sounds like it was near Fullerton and Kenzie

  • What time ? I heard something . I live at the corner of Fullerton and Kedzie . I also heard gunshots about 3 days ago at about 3:30 am .

3 days ago

Updated 17 hours ago

House cleaner recommendations for AirBnB?

My wife and I are looking for a house cleaner to help us clean/turnover a 1 BR/1 BA apartment that we are renting on AirBnB. It is near Western/Armitage. We need someone with a flexible schedule, because the frequency and scheduling of cleanings will vary based on reservations.

  • kim helping beautify OIP one plant at a time

    my brother just let me know that it's cool to post his phone number here, so you can text him about further information regarding their airbnb cleaning business.

    christian & lili - 847.401.1184

  • Hi! If you're still looking, my brother-in-law, Emidio, currently is a housekeeper for another bnb and would be happy to help you as well! His email is
    emaunze05@gmail.com

41 hours ago

Updated 17 hours ago

Last couple of days

Time is winding down for every block.
If there are any interests in receiving the West Logan Square/ Avondale Newsletter send me your email to Mesmer1@aol.com

    AOL - News, Sports, Weather, Entertainment, Local & Lifestyle
    AOL is the go-to destination for the latest stories shaping the world and impacting everyone.
    http://www.aol.com
  • Sorry I must have missed the message is this site shutting down?

  • P.S.- Yes. See the masthead at the very top. I think it's tonight (tomorrow morning) just after midnight (12:01) PDT which will be at 2:01 AM Chicago time...

    See ya'. :-)

17 hours ago

Aldermen have newsletters too

Most wards in Chicago have a weekly online newsletter where you can get info on local events and infrastructure projects. If you live in the 35th, check out aldermancarlosrosa.org to subscribe and see where your money goes.

18 hours ago

Crime Watch

For residents on the 3700 Block of Richmond and Waveland...A middle aged/older white female with short cut blond/brown hair was seen casing cars on the block and trying door handles. She was wearing a black backpack. My roommate was walking our dog and confronted her, asking her if the car she was touching was hers and she said it was not. I think she got freaked out and walked away. If you live on this block, be sure to lock your car doors!

18 hours ago

    'Suspicious Object' On Tracks Suspends CTA Blue Line Service
    CHICAGO, IL - A suspicious object thrown on the tracks Monday at a Logan Square station stopped service on the CTA's Blue Line for about two hours, according to the rail service. Chicago police investigated the incident and determined the object was an anti-theft device, similar to the kind used by retailers, according to the Chicago Tribune.
    https://patch.com

2 days ago

Updated 18 hours ago

Petition to stop a cell tower from going up on the corner of Wrightwood and Ridgeway in Logan

Someone started a petition to push Alderman Santiago (31st ward) in Logan Square to stop a cell array from being constructed by T-Mobile on top of a residential building at the corner of Wrightwood and Ridgeway Ave. I live down the street and would rather not see it from my window.
Here it is if anyone wants to read it over and sign it if you agree that it would be an eyesore/annoyance on a residential street:

https://www.gopetition.com/petitions/residents-for-a-tower-free-logan-square.html#.W0vqdUDt8MY.facebook

    Alderwoman Santiago, stop the T-Mobile tower at 3714-16 W Wrightwood Ave.
    Target: 31st Ward Alderman Milly Santiago Region: United States of America Please note: While we appreciate support from people who live anywhere, signatures from residents in Logan Square are the most helpful. Please share with anyone you know in Logan Square, specifically those near the corner of Wrightwood and Ridgeway!
    https://www.gopetition.com

25 hours ago

Jul 05

Updated 30 hours ago

Break in

This guy broke into my building near Armitage and California early Monday morning. We have security guards on the door but he was able to gain entry with a crowbar or similar tool. Police have been notified.

  • Barbs hey you kids, get off my lawn!

    @zobearsky, there is no bond mentioned. Do they list I-Bond as a way of bonding out?

  • Zoebearsky, cook county sheriff website still shows Gregory Bowers in custody with another court data 08/06/2018.

4 days ago

Updated 34 hours ago

Carjacked on Fullerton at Noon on 7/14

Hi all ...Apologies if you’re seeing this twice, but forgot to select Logan Square in my original post. Wanted to let you know I got carjacked today in broad daylight in Logan Square. I was on Fullerton by the Social Security office at Sawyer. I had just parked and locked my car when two young black men approached me and demanded my keys. I yelled at them hoping I’d scare them off and when that failed, I yelled for help....

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Hi all ...Apologies if you’re seeing this twice, but forgot to select Logan Square in my original post. Wanted to let you know I got carjacked today in broad daylight in Logan Square. I was on Fullerton by the Social Security office at Sawyer. I had just parked and locked my car when two young black men approached me and demanded my keys. I yelled at them hoping I’d scare them off and when that failed, I yelled for help. Several people simply stood by and watched. I do know at least 2 people called 911 — so if you’re out there and you did that, thank you. To the lone guy who sought me out to make sure I was ok, thank you. To the two guys across the street who watched two men throw me to the ground, steal my purse and then steal my car, I hope this never happens to you. But if it does, I pray someone helps you though you did not help me. At any rate, just wanted to give everyone the heads up to be alert. Police report has been filed. Credit cards have been canceled. Locks have been changed. And if anyone on Everyblock did see something they could share with police to catch these guys, that would be appreciated. Stay safe out there!

  • catlady for the love of cats, lets get along!

    oh man im so sorry to hear that!! I hate when people rather stand by and oooh and aah or record with their phones and not do nothing. Sorry those idiots just stood there while you were assaulted. Hope your ok.

  • Back when I was mugged by two nervous teens, one holding a gun to my ribs I was happy no one intervened to frighten him into pulling his itchy trigger finger. Losing a car, phone, purse etc. is far cheaper than a gut wound. Had I been CCW they would have had another gun too. It happens quickly and suddenly and when you least expect it. Thankfully OP was not injured. Cars can be replaced.

34 hours ago

Updated 34 hours ago

Acclaimed Cocktailers Take Over Johnny’s Grill Space in Logan Square

...Eater Chicago’s 2014 bartenders of the year have something brewing at the space at 2545 N. Kedzie Avenue. Mezcaleria Las Flores was Eater Chicago’s bar of the year for 2017 before the...

    Acclaimed Cocktailers Take Over Johnny's Grill Space in Logan Square
    Nine months after Johnny's Grill and Mezcaleria Las Flores - a critically acclaimed diner and mezcal bar - closed in Logan Square, there's news of a new project in the space from the braintrust behind several of Chicago's top bars.
    https://chicago.eater.com

  • Interesting. Word on the street was they were going to open a large space at the Mega Mall development. Wonder if they changed course or just jumped at such a desirable space.

4 days ago

Updated 35 hours ago

New Parkway Trees Please Help Water

You may have seen a number of trees that have been planted in the parkways of many of the bikerdike homes and surrounding areas. While it is great to beautify the neighborhood and invest in the long-term benefits of trees, the city missed the mark on this effort. While, gator bags have been placed around the trees, these only provide water for 5-11 hours, not days or weeks. The past month has been quite hot and with little rain, many...

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You may have seen a number of trees that have been planted in the parkways of many of the bikerdike homes and surrounding areas. While it is great to beautify the neighborhood and invest in the long-term benefits of trees, the city missed the mark on this effort. While, gator bags have been placed around the trees, these only provide water for 5-11 hours, not days or weeks. The past month has been quite hot and with little rain, many of the trees are already loosing their leaves, signifying they will not make it.

The residents at the bickerdike homes thought the city was watering the trees. They should have been informed about the new planting and to take part in the care of the trees, but they do not have access to exterior water to help care for them. Our neighbor showed us that her water spigot had been covered over with a lock that does not make water accessible. We tried to water the trees, but being two homes down, our hose does not reach.
If you have newly planted trees and a hoes long enough to reach, please help water them.

  • my friends have found that those pocket hoses fall apart - have you used yours more than one year? I use 100 ft. + of hose.....umph ! But I do not use the old rubber ones....too heavy for me to schlep to the garage for the winter - too bulky...

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    my friends have found that those pocket hoses fall apart - have you used yours more than one year? I use 100 ft. + of hose.....umph ! But I do not use the old rubber ones....too heavy for me to schlep to the garage for the winter - too bulky too....I purchased the metal encased hoses AND the skinny hoses....but with the rain we have had these two years - I have not had to water much - I have very big trees in the yard and the parkway - that helps....all my plants are happy....
    Now about the horses - I was thinking about them trying to pull heavy loads thru a field....so much resistance ( yes I took Physics in school ) - . But thanks for the suggestion about the hoses.....

  • Tomorrow is another day Happy resident of North Park Village

    Susy D - The hose lasted at least a year with heavy use during the year (watering the huge tree in the parkway especially :-)). However, last year, the building was sold, so don't know if it's still in use.

39 hours ago

‘Defense Committee’ Stands Up for Logan Square Immigrants

CDC itself has a few future actions planned. Canvassing happens again on July 21. Volunteers can join by showing up at the alderman’s office (2708 N. Sawyer Ave.) at around 11 a.m. Or, you can email Quezada beforehand at [email protected].

    'Defense Committee' Stands Up for Logan Square Immigrants | LoganSquarist
    Under a broiling sun in June, immigrant families and supporters in Logan Square struck symbolic blows against a shrinking hunk of ice. The event, hosted by the Community Defense Committee (CDC), served to make a statement: The neighborhood stands with its immigrants-and against deportations by ICE.
    https://logansquarist.com

2 days ago

Updated 39 hours ago

Man Robbed and Sexually Assaulted in 2600 block N Western Ave early Sunday 7/15

LOGAN SQUARE (7/15/2018)— A 23-year-old man told police that he was robbed by a group of men and then sexually assaulted as he walked in the 2600 block of North Western early Sunday, according to a police spokesperson.
The victim reported that a group of men approached him, pushed him to the ground, and then beat him with an unknown object before taking his valuables. One of the offenders then sexually assaulted the victim, according to the police report. No one is in custody. The victim was being treated at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. Area North detectives are investigating. Reported in:
http://www.cwbchicago.com/2018/07/briefly-mag-mile-gunplay-ends-with-car.html

    Briefly: Mag Mile Gunplay Ends With Car Crash; Man Says He Was Robbed And Raped In Logan Square; More
    MAGNIFICENT MILE - No arrests have been made after a car chase and crash that began with men posting photos of themselves with handguns near the Historic Water Tower on Friday evening, police said.
    http://www.cwbchicago.com
  • Wtf?! I wish there was a description of the assailants. I hope this poor man is ok.

  • Mark Heller Logan Square & Chicago activist

    source for this is reliable (cwbchicago blog). Robbery / alleged rape near movie multiplex on 26xx N Western. Crime and violence affects us all.

4 days ago

Updated 40 hours ago

Before this all goes away, may I get 'dog trainer' recommendations?

My 2 adopted senior dogs are the best, but I had my last 'furry girlfriend' for 16 years and I 'forgot' what I learned @ dogs - so I need 'training' for 'us'....Thanks for any suggestions....

2 days ago

6 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

    Comcast to end hyperlocal site EveryBlock, agrees to send users to rival Nextdoor
    Comcast is pulling the plug on EveryBlock, the Chicago-based hyperlocal news site it revived four years ago. The website, which features blurbs about restaurant closings, building break-ins and community events, will go dark July 19, with a link steering EveryBlock users to sign up with Nextdoor, a rival hyperlocal platform.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com
  • Comcast sucks, greedy buzzards. They could just leave it up but NO, it's about profits.

  • House-Frau Homemaker, mom, animal lover

    Somebody else said “another reason to hate Comcast” I couldn’t agree more. I’ve been with them for 17 years&I’m counting the days until I leave.

2 days ago

FOUND DOG Fullerton & Milwaukee

We ran into a women who had found a small wire haired terrier type dog at Fullerton and Milwaukee. Small, brown and black, missing part of tail, very friendly. She left her information with 311 if any one is missing this dog.

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Carjacked on Fullerton 7/14 @ noon

Hi all ... wanted to let you know I got carjacked today in broad daylight in Logan Square. I was on Fullerton by the Social Security office at Sawyer. I had just parked and locked my car when two young black men approached me and demanded my keys. I yelled at them hoping I’d scare them off and when that failed, I yelled for help. Several people simply stood by and watched. I do know at least 2 people called...

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Hi all ... wanted to let you know I got carjacked today in broad daylight in Logan Square. I was on Fullerton by the Social Security office at Sawyer. I had just parked and locked my car when two young black men approached me and demanded my keys. I yelled at them hoping I’d scare them off and when that failed, I yelled for help. Several people simply stood by and watched. I do know at least 2 people called 911 — so if you’re out there and you did that, thank you. To the lone guy who sought me out to make sure I was ok, thank you. To the two guys across the street who watched two men throw me to the ground, steal my purse and then steal my car, I hope this never happens to you. But if it does, I pray someone helps you though you did not help me. At any rate, just wanted to give everyone the heads up to be alert. Police report has been filed. Credit cards have been canceled. Locks have been changed. And if anyone on Everyblock did see something they could share with police to catch these guys, that would be appreciated. Stay safe out there!

  • Oh man, it's all the Deep State lying to me again? When will I ever learn?

  • Bye

    Brian..I am glad to hear you are a "champ" in the love department!

2 days ago

Traditional Turkish food, pizza and barbecue, plus other restaurant openings

...and will have globally inspired food, like broccoli gratin, fried rice arancini and chorizo raviolo. 3137 W. Logan Blvd., merchantchicago.com...

This article has 7 other Chicago locations (Show)

Lakeview, 3037 N. Clark St., 773-698-6995; Wicker Park location, 2014 W. Division St., is coming.

Lakeview, 3037 N. Clark St., 773-698-6995; Wicker Park location, 2014 W. Division St., is coming.

...sales donated to organizations chosen by the local police and fire departments and the USO. 6430 Grand Ave. #101, Gurnee, 847-278-4577, mission-bbq.com

RIVER WEST — San Soo Korean BBQ’s second location opens Monday, serving Korean barbecue and cocktails, Eater reported. 401 N. Milwaukee Ave., 312-243-3344, sansoobbq.com.

WEST TOWN — Crazy Bird Chicken is opening a new location after closing last year in Lawndale, Eater reported. 1160 W. Grand Ave., crazybirdchicken.com.

...expected to open sometime this fall. Try the lamb vindaloo pizza or a dessert pizza. 465 N. McClurg Court, robertspizzacompany.com...

SOUTH LOOP — Poke & Roll has closed, but owners will be opening a new restaurant and bar with poke named 1 Fish 2 Fish in Hyde Park, Eater reported. 555 S. Dearborn St.

    Traditional Turkish food, pizza and barbecue, plus other restaurant openings
    Mustafa Guler thought he was retiring for good after he sold his Turquoise Restaurant in Roscoe Village last year. He was looking forward to relaxing and spending time with family, so he flew to Turkey to do just that. Little did he know that he would meet a handful of chefs who would change his mind.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

3 days ago

Everyblock Logan Square Facebook Group

Since there has been some interest I created a group. There has been no response from the Logan Square Community Group to my request for membership.
So please sign up and continue to post my Everyblock friends!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1791531560931578/

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Nom de Guerre

OK, so where were we ...

  • Gil Jimenez Private Investigator; IL concealed carry trainer

    Oh yeah ... pseudonyms.

    Who cares, really?

    "O! Be some other name:
    What’s in a name? That which we call a rose
    By any other name would smell as sweet."
    (~ Willie S.)

  • Ed in Bucktown Fifth Generation Lifelong Chicagoan

    Or was that actually Sir Francis Bacon using a nom de plume?

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