5 hours ago

Updated 30 min ago

What would you do?

I am on my bicycle crossing California by the Popeye's heading east, there is a car coming Westbound on Diversey, making a right hand turn to get onto the Kennedy, the woman driving the car, doesn't want to stop for me, despite me having the crosswalk signal to go, she honks, flips me off, does stop only cause I was in the crosswalk.
I have her car pictured and plate number.

  • Back in the 80s there was an organization called Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD) formed to raise awareness of drunk driving and lobby to stiffen penalties for it. Right now there are few penalties for reckless driving. That woman could have run you over and turned you into paraplegic and...

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    Back in the 80s there was an organization called Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD) formed to raise awareness of drunk driving and lobby to stiffen penalties for it. Right now there are few penalties for reckless driving. That woman could have run you over and turned you into paraplegic and the worst she would suffer would have been a $100 ticket, and most likely not if there are no witnesses to back up her account of the "accident."

    Until there are true criminal penalties making drivers responsible for the 2 ton mass they maneuver this will continue to be a big problem for pedestrians and bikers just like drunk driving was pre-1980. Just scanning the comments here you can tell who the reckless drivers are. They not only don't care, they defend this behaviour. It was your fault Bart. Drunk drivers used to brag about getting drunk at a bar and driving home. They don't brag like that any more because society frowns upon that now -- thanks to MADD.

  • Drivers on their phone are more numerous and often more dangerous than drunk drivers.

2 days ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Any recommendations for tree service?

The city recently cut down the ash tree in front of our house because of ash borer infestation. The tree still looked healthy but I’m no arborist.

Can anyone recommend a tree service to treat our two remaining ash trees?

I spoke with the Bureau of Forestry and was assured that they would not remove these trees if they were recently treated.

  • If the trees are on the parkway - the city does treat them - but it seems it does not help - the city tries to keep them up as long as they are not dangerous....sooner or later they take them down - and replace them later in the year......

  • Dan57man Formerly of the fire service, living in Logan Sq.

    The care of Trees Rocks!

2 days ago

Updated 8 hours ago

Cats Outside?

What is the policy on housecats being allowed loose outdoors? I frequently see one leaving an apartment near my house and it has been “aggressive-defensive” to my dog. Tonight was the most concerning because it sliced at my dogs face unexpectedly from underneath a car.

I dont know exactly know which apartment it comes from and dont plan to go knocking on doors asking who's cat it is. Im just curious if there is a cat “leash law” and who enforces it.

  • My understanding is cats aren't considered "domestic animals" Therefore they don't fall under a leash law or require licenses ( sadly)

  • Actually there is a law against letting your cat wander off of your property - YES - it is true....but there are very few officers that will ticket you - but it has been done....
    see http://www.chicagotalks.org/?p=4323 Reggie the Mayor of Lincoln Sq. However the Feral Cat Community Cat Program...

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    Actually there is a law against letting your cat wander off of your property - YES - it is true....but there are very few officers that will ticket you - but it has been done....
    see http://www.chicagotalks.org/?p=4323 Reggie the Mayor of Lincoln Sq. However the Feral Cat Community Cat Program cats seem to be exempt. At one time there was a police officer that would actually follow cats to find out who they belonged to - and ticket the owner.... The owner that had been ticketed TWICE actually moved out of the city so her cat could explore the outdoors in their new location. I personally - do not approve of letting our cats go outside in this city....too dangerous for them. Being in RESCUE most of my life - I have seem horrible things happen to outdoor cats....we need to take good care of our pets..... IT IS ILLEGAL to let them wander in Chicago.....

20 hours ago

Looking for lost key

I'm looking for a lost key attached to a key chain displaying Lexus. It could've been lost in Logan Square or Humboldt Park yesterday.

5 days ago

Updated 23 hours ago

Best place to sell appliances,etc?

We've recently (almost!) completed a reno and have a few things to sell that are in good shape/not used (coin op W/D, pedestal sink, light fixture, etc) that seem like things a landlord or builder would be interested in. Is Craigslist still the best place for this type of thing? I have tried the 'marketplace' on Facebook somewhat recently too and didn't have any luck. Are there better apps or sites? I've heard a lot of them people just try to get you down to giving it to them for free on the apps... Thanks!

28 hours ago

Woman with mental disability reported missing from Logan Square

http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/woman-with-mental-disability-reported-missing-from-logan-square

CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) - A woman with a mental disability has been reported missing from the Logan Square neighborhood on the Northwest Side.

Desiree Rivas, 22, has been missing since Friday from the 3400 block of West Lyndale, according to an alert from Chicago Police.

Rivas was described as a 4-foot-9, 110-pound Hispanic woman with brown hair, brown eyes and a medium complexion. She has a mental disability and is dependent on insulin.

Anyone with information about Rivas’ whereabouts is asked to call Area North detectives at (312) 744-8266.

    Woman with mental disability reported missing from Logan Square
    CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) - A woman with a mental disability has been reported missing from the Logan Square neighborhood on the Northwest Side. Desiree Rivas, 22, has been missing since Friday from the 3400 block of West Lyndale, according to an alert from Chicago Police.
    http://www.fox32chicago.com

32 hours ago

Gunshots in Humboldt Park

Last night was startled awake by a gunshot near the corner of Wabansia and Kimball. Then heard a fight outside. Not sure if they were related. Stay safe out there friends!

2 days ago

Updated 34 hours ago

Is it legal for a scooter with an out of state plate to park on a permit only street?

I have a friend visiting who will be bringing a scooter here. i know you can park scooters on permit only streets without a zone sticker with an IL plate, but does the same apply to out of state plates?

Thanks!

  • You can only park a scoot in permit parking if you have a city of Chicago patking tag. It's a little circle that you put on license plate. City clerk sells them $40 I think

  • The "little circle" is the equivalent of the city sticker on the windshield of a car. It has nothing to do with parking. Motorcycles are exempt from zoned parking restrictions.

41 hours ago

  • Permit issued for electric wiring

    REPLACE EXISTING RECEPTACLES AND ELECTRICAL FIXTURES

    2545 N. Kedzie Blvd. Issued June 14, 2018 Comment
  • Permit issued for new construction

    PERMIT EXPIRES ON 08/14/2018 ERECTION STARTS: 6/22/2018, ERECTION ENDS: 6/24/2018. LOGAN SQUARE ARTS FESTIVAL STAGES. SELF CERT. 2-24X16 STAGES. CRITERION PRODUCTIONS.****CONDITIONAL APPROVAL*****SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTION****AOR CERTIFICATION OF INSPECTION REQUIRED****

    3137 W. Logan Blvd. Issued June 14, 2018 Comment

2 days ago

Medill/Central Park last eve around midnight?

Anyone know what was going on there? The whole block was closed off, w/ambulance, firetrucks, many police cars?

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Too bad...

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/soccer/ct-world-cup-2026-20180613-story.html

Too bad the city will overspend on tax incentives to attract companies but won't pay to bring some worldwide focus...

    U.S., Mexico and Canada win joint bid for 2026 World Cup; Chicago won't be a host site
    The World Cup is returning to the United States, and this time, Mexico and Canada are along for the wild ride. Chicago, however, will not be among the host cities. A North American joint bid won the rights Wednesday to host the 2026 edition of the celebrated soccer tournament, defeating Morocco and bouncing back from an unfathomable U.S.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com
  • That is true in hosting an entire event...hosting a game or two wouldn't have nearly the same scale of issues.

  • That is also more true when you have to create infrastructure. Chicago would not be creating any transportation or venue infrastructure. If anything it might speed along some backlogged transportation projects.

    Sure it'd be overcrowded for a week or so...but I think it'd be worth the visibility and potential investment.

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

House cleaning help !

Anyone have a cleaning person...who isn't afraid of, and is careful with animals in the home. I really need some heavy work done. Scrubbing floors etc... I prefer a person, to a service....but would do a service if I have to...thank you

  • Not to direct you away from Normas but I use thumbtack.com for these types of projects. You describe the job and then you get a bunch of bids. Really convenient.

  • Are you looking for a regular person or just a one-time?

2 days ago

Weekend: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Nosferatu, Ari Lehman, Outdoor Films

Sinema Obscura TV Party - (June 20th from 7pm-10pm) Independent films, music videos, live music. Logan Theatre Lounge, 2646 N. Milwaukee, Chicago, IL 60647.

This article has 19 other Chicago locations (Show)

DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE - (June 17th at 3pm) The Silent Film Society of Chicago presents this classic silent John Barrymore horror film with Jay Warren performing a live photoplay accompaniment on the 1927 Wurlitzer pipe organ! St. John Cantius, 825 N. Carpenter St., Chicago, IL.

NOSFERATU - (June 15th & 16th at 8pm) Chicago Filmmakers hosts two screenings of F.W. Murnau's incredible vampire film with a new live score by Maxx McGathey performed by Gramps the Vamp. Suggested donation $15. 5720 N. Ridge Avenue, Chicago, IL 60660.

AMERICAN ANIMALS - (June 15th - 21st) True crime story about a group of men who tried to pull off one of the boldest art heists in history. The Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Avenue, Chicago, IL 60613.

GRACE JONES: Bloodlight and Bami - (June 15th-21st) Documentary about the illustrious, multi-talented Grace Jones that was filmed over a 12-year span. Post-screening dance party on Monday night. Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State St., Chicago, IL 60601.

Music Box Theatre's Outdoor Summer Movie Series - (May 16th-Sept. 19th) See classics like Raiders of the Lost Ark, Home Alone, Back to the Future, Twister, and more on Wednesdays. Gates open at 6pm. Movies at 7:30pm. Free. Gallagher Way, 3637 N. Clark, Chicago, IL 60613.

MARY SHELLEY'S FRANKENSTEIN - (May 8th-Aug. 4th) Written and directed by David Catlin; adapted from Mary Shelley's dark tale of horror, love, and the power of creation and destruction. Lookingglass Theatre presents this production at Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan, Chicago, IL.

...come to the house to put an end to these claims. Very entertaining, twisted story! 6157 N. Clark, Chicago, IL 60660. (The film version with Katherine Hepburn is *highly* recommended...

...their homes and the kind of vengeance that can come from it.” The Den Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee, Chicago, IL...

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 August 10th, 2018.

BAT-HAMLET - (through July 14th) When Shakespeare and Batman collide... Cornservatory, 4210 N. Lincoln, Chicago, IL 60618. (BYOB)

...your eager eyes on the splendid beauty of decay. Art Institute of Chicago, Gallery 273, 111 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL...

A Home for Surrealism: Fantastic Planning in Mid-century Chicago - (through August 17th) Free, rare surrealist art exhibit presented by the Arts Club of Chicago, 201 E. Ontario, Chicago, IL 60611.

The Science Behind Pixar - (through Jan. 6th, 2019) Learn about the science and technology behind the wonderful films Pixar creates. All ages. Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60637.

Angel Onofre Solo Art Show - (through June 17th) Visit the weird, wild world of artist Angel Onofre's imagination! Blick Art Materials, 42 S. State St., Chicago, IL 60603.

...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...

...story, has the location set around Bachelors Grove Woods. Bucket O' Blood Books and Records, 3182 N. Elston, Chicago, IL 60618. (BYOB...

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.

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.

2 days ago

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Nov 10

Updated 3 days ago

Looking semi regular handyman

I own a 3 flat in Logan Square and 2nd floor tenant wants deadbolt installed and french doors repaired (extent of damage is unknown).

I would like to find someone nearby who I could rely on for continuing, though infrequent, service.

Jun 09

Updated 3 days ago

I have a PARROT at my bird feeder...

Not a parakeet, but a green parrot that is 12" long. I tried to take a picture but everything is green and it let me know that it wasn't interested. I'll figure out better food for it..

  • DianeW just nosey

    Oooh, I'm so glad it's still around, and thank you so much, Kitty hop, for trying to help.

    Have you tried regular old pet bird seed? Like unsalted sunflower seeds and unsalted safflower seeds?The bird might recognize that as food more so than fruit, In case it hasn't been exposed to a varied diet of fruit and veggies in it's previous home.

  • On my way to get some....

Oct 13 2012

Updated 3 days ago

Does anyone have a speed heater/silent paint remover they'd be willing to rent?

We're removing tons of paint from our new/old two-flat, and are interested in trying an infrared paint removal system. The reviews seem mixed, so we'd love to try it out before making the purchase. Would anyone in the area have one they'd be willing to rent out for a day or two?

Thanks!

  • How did the speedheater work? Any chance you'd be willing to rent it out? We just bought a bungalow and have quite a bit of paint removal ahead of us and are trying to find the best approach - I found this post while searching to find a local source to rent.

    Thanks!

  • JLD Evanston DIYer

    LSRebecca, Interested in renting your SpeedHeater?

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Someone painted my garage doors!!!!

I don't know who you are!! or if you are even on Everyblock - but it is beautifully done and very much appreciated and very much needed!
I was just walking the new dogs in the alley and almost walked by with a 'where am I'? moment.
Best thing that has happened to me in...so long!!!
THANKS!!! (I'll 'pay it forward....)

  • What a beautiful thing. Thank you so much for sharing. Truly made my day to know this.

  • I have to say that when I posted-just looking who to thank-that it would get so many responses....and yes, it is 'nice' to hear about 'nice things happening'...
    (And I have to say I've been standing out in the middle of the alley just admiring what a great job it was!...and such a nice color as well!)

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

FREE - Electric hospital bed with 1/2 side rail, waterproof mattress, and wired hand control.

Need one? Contact me for pick up. Just click on my name and send an e-mail through my profile page.

  • Hi Gil, if you don't get takers through EB, local churches or Salvation Army may also be willing to help you find a taker.

6 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Honda Wheels Stolen

Got my wheels stolen Saturday night (06/09) right behand my house on logan blvd. My 2018 Accord was parked in the alley right behind my house on Logan Boulevard.

Worst thing is that these jerks had to do it on a Saturday, when all dealerships are closed on Sunday, so it just has had to sit there all day yesterday!

It's one thing to be a thief, it's another to be just that inconsiderate!

:|

  • LL

    Ooof, I saw the car propped up this weekend. Sorry this happened. It looks like the cameras point right at your spot. Any identifying footage?

  • Tomorrow is another day Happy resident of North Park Village

    What a terrible thing to happen! Which block of Logan? You could have had the car taken to a tire dealership, such as Firestone or NTB. They're open on Sundays. Make sure you get wheel locks!

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5 days ago

Lawn Service

Hi. We are looking for a lawn service to install underground sprinklers in our front and back yards. Does anyone have a recommendation? Thanks

6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

HVAC contractor

Hello all,

Am looking for a reliable contractor to work on the a/c units in a two-flat. We have two a/c units and two high-efficiency furnaces; one contractor is telling us everything needs to be replaced but we are seeking other bids. If you've had a good experience with an HVAC contractor, any suggestions are welcome.

Thanks--

Jeff

  • LL

    We had someone from Arzet out a couple of weeks ago. They were excellent - prompt, professional, and fixed our issues quickly.

    http://www.arzethvac.com/

  • I always use & trust Heat Leaders. 773-416-8585, ask for Ray.

Feb 19

Updated 5 days ago

Vinyl Siding Repair needed

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

  • bump

  • I tried last year to get someone to do repair work on my enclosed porches.. no one seemed interested in doing the job or if they did they wanted to charge a fortune. So I did some research watched some videos and ended up doing it myself...

    Good luck

5 days ago

5 days ago

Community Discusses Plans for Boutique Hotel in Logan Square

...44-room boutique hotel and restaurant to open in the former Grace’s Furniture building (2618 N. Milwaukee Ave.). Alderman Carlos Ramirez-Rosa hosted the meeting at the Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church in collaboration...

...ensure that the Paseo Prairie Garden, located next to the building on the corner of Milwaukee and Kedzie, would remain public space. The developers also chose to re-purpose the original Grace’s...

Community members attended a zoning meeting at Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church, 2614 N. Kedzie Ave. Wednesday, June 6, 2018.

Comment forms counted after the meeting reflected 105 in favor and 11 against the proposed zoning amendment. Alderman Ramirez-Rosa’s office is taking public feedback until June 20. Comments can be submitted in person at Ramirez-Rosa’s office at 2710 N Sawyer Ave. or by phone (773) 887-3772.

    Community Discusses Plans for Boutique Hotel in Logan Square | LoganSquarist
    Community members met on June 6 for a public hearing on the proposed zoning map amendment that would allow a 44-room boutique hotel and restaurant to open in the former Grace's Furniture building (2618 N. Milwaukee Ave.). Alderman Carlos Ramirez-Rosa hosted the meeting at the Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church in collaboration with the 35th Ward's Community Driven Zoning and Development Tables.
    https://logansquarist.com

Jun 05

Updated 6 days ago

Looking for someone to do freelance sewing

I have a couple small pet projects that require sewing. I have no skills in this area, but I expect the jobs would only require moderate skill (again, I have none). I would think probably a couple hours of work, I would drop off and pick up all materials. Willing to negotiate price.

If anyone is interested I can discuss specifics over private message (does EB have that?) or email

  • kate www.shopsinkorswim.com

    Hi! I am very skilled in sewing. Bags, upholstery and soft goods. Message me if you are still in need. I'm near California and armitage

  • MT

    If you have an upholstery project , I would call Jeff at Chicago Upholstery School. He has lots of students, that are talented and would take on projects. I know at least two in the area, but don't have direct contact info.

Jun 08

Updated 6 days ago

Why are there choppers over Logan Square this morning?

I can see multiple choppers outside south east of Kedzie and Fullerton. Does anyone know what has happened?

  • CL

    I drove past it that morning; it was pretty ugly and lots of blood in at least one of the cars. I hope they are ok. Only one thing that causes that much damage in a car accident between cars — going way too fast.

  • Here is a final wrap on this: (WGNTV) Both a Lyft driver and the motorist who hit them head-on have been charged with driving under the influence in a crash that killed a passenger in the Lyft in Logan Square on Friday.

    The cars collided when a Toyota crossed over...

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    Here is a final wrap on this: (WGNTV) Both a Lyft driver and the motorist who hit them head-on have been charged with driving under the influence in a crash that killed a passenger in the Lyft in Logan Square on Friday.

    The cars collided when a Toyota crossed over the center line and hit the Lyft head-on, killing a passenger. Anudari “Anna” Bayaraa, 23, was the passenger killed in the crash on the 1600 block of North Humboldt Boulevard around 3:55 a.m. Friday, according to Chicago Sun-Times.

    Elizabeth Renter, 32, the driver of the Lyft car, was charged with one misdemeanor count of driving under the influence of drugs. Travis Anderson, 25, of Tempe, Ariz., was charged with one felony count of aggravated driving under the influence resulting in accident/death and misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence of drugs.

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