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Updated 3 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.

  • yep Susy D... in my case it was three milk cans (and me) per haul on the bed of an ancient tractor... multiple trips... with a lunch break in there and a late supper afterwards.

  • Big Oaks Big Oaks resident since 1979

    If anyone DOES use mulch, don't go crazy with it. Mulch should not be piled 12" around the tree base. You should just cover the GROUND with the mulch. The roots of a tree need water AND air.

43 hours ago

Updated 4 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.

  • House-Frau Homemaker, mom, animal lover

    Hi all. Give Karla Rowe 219.201.2122 a call. She cleans lots of AB&B’s on Division&downtown. She also does residential 1X p/w(me)or whatever you need! Her prices are lower than what a lot of folks charge&she’s super good&reliable. Best of luck!

  • House-Frau Homemaker, mom, animal lover

    P.S. or email her at
    cleaningbykarla@gmail.com
    💗

3 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

  • Barbs hey you kids, get off my lawn!

    On Nextdoor, I am "following" a dozen neighborhoods, although they're all adjacent to me. I hate the categorization on Nextdoor,, not sure I'll every adopt it as my primary source.

  • I will definitely sign up for Next Door.

2 days ago

Updated 4 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!

4 days ago

Updated 4 hours 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.

Jul 05

Updated 7 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.

2 days ago

Updated 8 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.

9 hours 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.

12 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

3 days ago

Updated 13 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..

13 hours 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...

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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

2 days ago

Updated 14 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....

  • If they are really difficult and stubborn, I'd recommend Daniel at Bark Ave (he's the owner and master trainer) ...

  • Thanks Ruby Red...no ,,they are the sweetest dogs ever..it is me that needs the trining...

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

3 days ago

Updated 39 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

39 hours 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/

2 days ago

Updated 40 hours 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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Merchant Restaurant Opens Up in Former Dunlays Spot

...sourced, seasonal ingredients. Taking up residence in the former Dunlays on the Square location at 3137 W. Logan Blvd., Merchant offers brunch, lunch, dinner and late night fare, and hopes to bring a welcoming...

    Merchant Restaurant Opens Up in Former Dunlays Spot | LoganSquarist
    While the shops and restaurants surrounding the Square have seemed a bit sparse lately, a newcomer restaurant, Merchant, is set to open its doors this weekend. The new restaurant, bar and patio will serve up American fare with a twist and focus on locally-sourced, seasonal ingredients.
    https://logansquarist.com

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Breaking News Friday AM- 6AM

Shooting in Logan Square- Diversey either side of St. Louis blocked . No one in custody. Investigation continues. Victim listed in good condition.

2 days ago

Art in the Park postponed til July 28

The Unity Park Advisory Council decided not to hold their popular Art in the Park event today (Saturday) due to wet conditions. They will try again 2 weeks from now. All events at Unity Park are free, no ticket required.

Sep 20 2016

Updated 2 days ago

Rat Infestation

I am experiencing a rat infestation. One of my neighbors does not pick up their dogs' poop. The dogs are significantly large and I can see the poop from my fence. I know this is attracting rats. My backyard is clean and I have nothing outside (patio furniture and planters have been put away). I have had the city bait the alley a few times and requested to have my backyard baited. Instead of baiting my backyard, the city baited...

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I am experiencing a rat infestation. One of my neighbors does not pick up their dogs' poop. The dogs are significantly large and I can see the poop from my fence. I know this is attracting rats. My backyard is clean and I have nothing outside (patio furniture and planters have been put away). I have had the city bait the alley a few times and requested to have my backyard baited. Instead of baiting my backyard, the city baited the alley for the 3rd time in two months. I am going crazy. The rats are hanging out in my backyard and are setting my sensor light off during the night. Is there anything I can do? Does anyone know of an effective rat poison? Talking to my neighbors is useless since they don't want to be told what they "shouldn't do on their property".

6 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Free Slurpee Day

Tomorrow is 7/11, which means Free Slurpees. I'd like to hear thoughts from neighbors. Thank you

2 days ago

Weekend: G-Fest, Deadly Prey Gallery Exhibit, Horror Plays

E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial - (July 13th-16th at 11pm) Logan Theatre, 2646 N. Milwaukee, Chicago, IL 60647.

Deadly Prey Gallery - (July 15th from 10am-3pm) See amazing hand-painted movie posters from Ghana up close on the lawn! They're wilder than you think! Highly recommended. Comfort Station Logan Square, 2579 N. Milwaukee, Chicago, IL 60647.

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...inhabits a handful of very strange tenants. Who could it be? Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State St., Chicago, IL 60601...

A QUIET PLACE - (July 13th, 15th, 17th-19th) Horror thriller that requires absolute silence to fully appreciate! 9:15pm. Brew & View at the Vic Theatre, 3145 N. Sheffield, Chicago, IL.

THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS - (through July 19th) Stranger than fiction documentary about three strangers who reunite after having been separated at birth and adopted by different families. Times vary. The Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Avenue, Chicago, IL 60613.

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. TWISTER July 18th!

...dark side. Presented by About Face Theatre Youth Ensemble. Located at The Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St., Chicago, IL. Tickets are $20 or pay-what-you-can...

HORRIFIED - (July 16th at 8pm) Exploring fear and the strange way humans deal with it through sketches and songs. The Annoyance Theatre & Bar, 851 W. Belmont, Chicago, IL 60657.

20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEAS - (May 23rd-Aug. 26th) Lookingglass Theatre presents a stage production of this wonderful classic tale. Directed by David Kersnar. Lookingglass Theatre, 821 N. Michigan, Chicago, IL 60622.

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

Pintura Obscura - (July 13th 6pm-10pm) Dark & whimsical art show in Pilsen. 1637 W. 18th St., Chicago, IL.

Summer of Satan Night Market - (July 14th) Dark art, drinks, tarot, and more! Sideshow Gallery, 2219 N. Western, Chicago, IL 60647.

...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.

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

...the grand opening this Saturday from 7pm-midnight. $25 ticket includes food, drinks, and entertainment. 3914 N. Clark, Chicago, IL...

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.

    Weekend: G-Fest, Deadly Prey Gallery Exhibit, Horror Plays
    Another great variety of ways to spend your weekend going through next week in the city of Chicago and beyond. Weird dark art exhibits, horror screenings, outdoor movies, horror plays, and the biggest, baddest convention ever to celebrate Godzilla! "Don't walk to the theater-RUN!" MOVIES: G-FEST XXV - (July 13th-15th) 25th anniversary of the largest...
    http://www.chicagonow.com

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Updated 3 days ago

Nextdoor and Comcast Blows.

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

  • KPG Logan Square resident since 1987

    Consider contacting Nextdoor and telling them how you feel they could improve their site? They would want to hear. I actually like Nextdoor because posters are not as anonymous and therefore there is not as much nastiness going on. It is usually more about information rather than editorializing/complaining:)

  • My favorite follow on Twitter is @bestofnextdoor . My one parting thought about EB that I found very ironic is the code that runs this site thinks the word neighbor is misspelled.

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

3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Explore Merchant, Logan Square’s New Spot For Fried Rice Arancini and More

...feels the neighborhood needed a breath of fresh air. Merchant Chicago opens on Saturday at 3137 W. Logan Boulevard with a vibrant menu of unique items (including fried rice arancini) and the new owners...

    Explore Merchant, Logan Square's New Spot For Fried Rice Arancini and More
    Residents came to know Dunlay's on the Square for 13 years as a dependable spot to gather right near the Logan Square monument. Dunlay's closed in March to make way for new ownership, a group which feels the neighborhood needed a breath of fresh air. Merchant Chicago opens on Saturday at 3137 W.
    https://chicago.eater.com

  • Guess Derek Erdman had it wrong with his empty storefront "art"...these places are getting turned around pretty fast and with vibrant new places (e.g., Mini Mott, Merchant, La Boulangerie).

    Yes there are still some but give it time! Bixi and Taste of Havana are also opening up within a block away.

  • Adding to Loganite's comments: within a block of Sacramento and Milwaukee, two car repair places turning into restaurants, an abandoned building becoming a brewery/noodle shop, a Cuban restaurant, and the giant Logan Crossing Project. Grace's Furniture becoming a hotel and a $240 a person sushi place can also be mentioned. There certainly are empty storefronts, but the amount of new businesses is staggering.

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Lunch/Wifi

where can I go for lunch and secure wifi?

  • LincolnSquarist LSRCC's biggest fan girl.

    Secure Wifi?

    Your house.

  • There's no such thing as a secure wifi if your using someone else's network. If it's password protected you still can get MITMed from anyone else with the password or the network operator. That's why invented end to end encryption which almost all sites use now.

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Taco Bell -

The newly remodeled Taco Bell next to Menards on Clybourn opens this Monday 7/16/18...not sure why it had to be remodeled, but they did. I had a craving for it today. It had to be Taco Bell or nothing. I went with nothing.

Looking forward to the new Cantina Taco Bell in Logan Square, at Milwaukee and Richmond, they have a new sign up, so perhaps they are getting closer to completion.

3 days ago

Hungry for burgers? These 3 new Chicago spots have you covered

Mini Mott 3057 W. Logan Blvd., Logan Square

This article has 2 other Chicago locations (Show)

723 W. Armitage Ave., Lincoln Park

1345 N. Wells St., Old Town

    Hungry for burgers? These 3 new Chicago spots have you covered
    Looking for the best new burgers in Chicago? Here are the newest places to check out the next time you're in the mood for a juicy bite. 3057 W. Logan Blvd., Logan Square Photo: jasmin g./Yelp Mini Mott is a spot to score burgers and more in Logan Square.
    http://abc7chicago.com

4 days ago

Updated 3 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
  • Tim

    great!

  • Kittyhop,

    I hope you will join Nexdoor.
    We will miss you and ,all the other helpful ,concerned citizens.

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Logan Square’s Replacement for Dunlay’s Opens on Saturday

...neighborhood restaurant whose owners want to bring a more youthful energy into the space at 3137 W. Logan Boulevard. The leadership team includes restaurant veterans who have worked for companies like Four Corners (Federales...

    Logan Square's Replacement for Dunlay's Opens on Saturday
    Merchant Chicago, the replacement for Dunlay's on the Square, opens on Saturday near the Logan Square monument. It's a neighborhood restaurant whose owners want to bring a more youthful energy into the space at 3137 W. Logan Boulevard.
    https://chicago.eater.com

  • Rebecca..I'm sur you understand EVERYTHING!
    Thanks for your post to me!! (Never heard of Moonlighter....)

  • Moonlighter is right across the street from Scofflaw -- entrance on the Kedzie side. GREAT outdoor space and VERY dog friendly.

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Garage Repair recommendations....

Actually, my doors are fine (and newly painted) but the rollers and metal strips need attention.

Thank you for any help...

  • Hi KittyHop....My very good friend has a garage door repair service...I have recommended him many times on FB, all with raving reviews and compliments. You will not be disappointed! All Around Garage Door....Free Estimates...Serving City and Suburbs...Dan Skulski....danskulski@yahoo.com....(773) 544-3667....Tell him Betty refered you. Thanks, Kitty

  • Local Yocal Logan Square resident since 2000

    Robert's Garage Door Professionals of Chicago. Really good!

4 days ago

new 2018 PROPERTY TAX Assessments --> Assessor Appeal Workshop July 23

Logan Square / Jefferson Township triennial reassessments being mailed out by Cook County Assessor. Property Tax Exemptions & Appeal Workshop scheduled JULY 23 7:00 - 9:00 pm at 3636 W Wolfram / SAINT HYACINTH Basilica Resurrection Hall with Assessor staff. Some folks may have BIG increases. Proper Exemptions and Appeal can help. 2018 Assessment will be used for 2018 taxes which are paid in 2019. Posting here before EveryBlock disappears.

4 days ago

Updated 4 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
  • Jerry Cargill Photographer, Teacher, Live on Milwaukee Ave.

    WTF not again.
    Sigh. Just another reason to hate Comcast.

Jul 07

Updated 4 days ago

Homeless Camps on the Boulevards

I'm looking for opinions about the two tents that have popped up for the past month on Kedzie's boulevard. It's about people, but it's not an emergency, and it's not an ideal place for housing. Neighbors, what are your thoughts about this?

  • We all need to VOTE for people who don't close shelters and mental health facilities. We also need to realize that a good portion of these people just wants to do drugs and be on the street. You can't make them get help. The one in front of the Church...

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    We all need to VOTE for people who don't close shelters and mental health facilities. We also need to realize that a good portion of these people just wants to do drugs and be on the street. You can't make them get help. The one in front of the Church at Wrightwood tried to attack me and my 4-month-old. He chased us and grabbed the stroller. Broad daylight, no one came to my aid. Lot's of people out it was a Saturday. I called the police not sure if they even showed up.
    I am a foster mom, that's how I help out, I try to save the kids. This case involves a mom who was 8 months pregnant and didn't even know. She and her husband have lived happily in tent camps for 12 years. They were interviewed a few years ago bragging that they love it. Mom is a prostitute and even saw clients while in the hospital, PREGNANT! and got drugs into the hospital. Every day of the pregnancy she did, Coke, Heroin, Weed, Alcohol, and cigs. Baby went through withdrawal. They've been arrested 5 times each for prostitution, drugs, theft, trespassing etc. Dad has 8 kids from 3 moms, one is on the way 6 mos after the one I have. This is the reality of the situation folks. Don't go up and talk to any of them while alone. Tim, you can make bags of food, clothing, blankets and the like and drop them off if you really want to help them. Just saying hi does nothing unless you come with supplies, housing, drug treatment, physch services and a job. Good luck. Vote for Judges that don't let these people back out on the street a million times. Vote for a Mayor and Governor that don't close shelters and clinics.

  • Ms. Logan, very scary for you - glad you are OK.

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