21 hours ago

Updated 41 min ago

New Taco Bell in Logan Square (Coming Soon)

They do have a building permit, so it is real. Work has just begun on the next Taco Bell (No Drive thru) Right next door to the Logan Square Hand Car Wash at Milwaukee and Richmond.

How do you feel about this?

  • BurgerofHistory, I was simply giving my very own opinion, not complaining. There's absolutely nothing odd about giving an opinion.

  • John Lofton Chicago For All

    I'm not a fan of Taco Bell's food, but I don't have any problem with them opening a non-drive through location. There are something around 20 bars between the boulevard & Rockwell, including a couple of 5am bars, so I expect they will do well.

    I think it's perfectly reasonable to question whether having such a high density of drinking establishments is good for the neighborhood. If you want a diverse & family friendly place to live, turning Milwaukee into the hipster version of Rush Street will not help.

28 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Closed

Que Lastima. 37 years. Wonder what's gonna replace it. Another "upscale" restaurant, or pricey cocktail bar?

  • Let's just hope the store front is filled and continues to be for years to come.

  • "Acevedo owns the building, and she’s looking to either rent out the space to a new tenant, or sell the building altogether."

    Well at least it isn't a greedy landlord. Assuming she's not mortgaged to hell on it she's probably going to be ok.

1 hour ago

Curious?

Does anyone know what happened by the Logan Square train station on Milwaukee at about 8am? There was police and News broadcast..

6 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Looking for year round babysitter

Hello! My husband and I are seeking a sitter for our two daughters, a 4 year-old and 1 year-old. Ideally, our sitter would be able to work 8-10 hours per week; preferred days are Wednesdays and then either Tuesday or Thursday, timeframe flexibly around 3-7PM. Any reccomendayions would be awesome. Summer only need not apply. 15/hr.

  • My name is Jasmine. I am 22 years old and currently a student making my way up to become a Nurse. ☺️ I live in the Logan Square area. I have a car so I am comfortable with driving wherever you need me to be! I have 5 years experience...

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    My name is Jasmine. I am 22 years old and currently a student making my way up to become a Nurse. ☺️ I live in the Logan Square area. I have a car so I am comfortable with driving wherever you need me to be! I have 5 years experience as a nanny for all ages! I’m very creative, I love to teach and create fun activities for the kids to do during free time. I’m very open to trying new things, and a very quick learner! I’m also bilingual. Please feel free to contact me by email Jazzymariexc@yahoo.com or contact me through here. Can start anytime, Thank you!

Feb 21

Updated 3 hours ago

MegaMall / Logan Crossing Action

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

Could this finally be the start of developing this eyesore?

  • It's going to be more like the one in Lakeview with a grocery slant it seems. Basically all the stuff you would actually want or need from Target in one small store. They are really good about product selection in the small-format stores I've been to.

    As long as they...

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    It's going to be more like the one in Lakeview with a grocery slant it seems. Basically all the stuff you would actually want or need from Target in one small store. They are really good about product selection in the small-format stores I've been to.

    As long as they do have a solid grocery selection, I'm a fan. This fills the need for more mainstream grocery and a drugstore in one location. It's also a solid brand to anchor the development which will hopefully help fill in the rest of the retail. Could do without the Starbucks though, as if there aren't enough better quality coffee options!

  • There are now signs at the former Megamall site stating that parking will not be allowed beginning in early June and an excavator is sitting on the lot. I'm guessing they will start work soon.

Apr 09

Updated 4 hours ago

Patio Install Recommendation/Question

Hello-
I am interested in using the product below in part of my yard that has turns into a swamp when it rains. Has anyone used this product or can recommend someone that could install it for me? Also, has anyone had success with another product that lets rain drain through?

http://www.porouspaveinc.com/resources/downloads/sales-support/

    Sales Support " Porous Pave, Inc.
    http://www.porouspaveinc.com

27 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Free sofa

We are putting our old sofa out into the alley, between Spaulding and Kimball north of Armitage.

The arms are a bit worn but still in decent shape.

12 hours ago

generalissima posted 1 photo to Flickr:

13 hours ago

2620 N Kedzie Ave, Chicago, IL 60647 posted 1 photo to Fotella:

Jan 02

Updated 18 hours ago

"do you speak english?" scam at armitage and calf. BP

awww. i hoped so much that it wasn't a scam, but it was. two days before xmas, frantic woman in a van, waves me over (i am gassing up at opposite pump) 'do you speak english?" yes. "thank god." story about dying dad in hospital, tank on e, needs gas, let me take your number and i'll pay you back. blah blah blah. i swiped my card for her on the pump and left. i knew it was probably a...

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awww. i hoped so much that it wasn't a scam, but it was. two days before xmas, frantic woman in a van, waves me over (i am gassing up at opposite pump) 'do you speak english?" yes. "thank god." story about dying dad in hospital, tank on e, needs gas, let me take your number and i'll pay you back. blah blah blah. i swiped my card for her on the pump and left. i knew it was probably a scam. thought, if she just charges the 30 bucks she really needs to get somewhere, it's legit. if she fills it up to 60, it's a scam. well, charge card showed 59 bucks. tonight, day after new years day, another woman (different, yet could have been the first one's mom- both were equally frantic and articulate...i admire their rehearsal skills if nothing else)in a suv waves me over (i'm on foot this time, but same gas station at calf and armitage.) "do you speak english -- thank god." same EXACT script. her mother's in northwestern, card is over-extended, blah blah blah. i guess word got around that it worked, so the scammers are working it. so adjust your need to respond (if any) accordingly. (by the way, i gave the second scammer the loose bills in my purse. it's a REALLY cold day, and she took the time to give me an education. that's always appreciated.)

  • the same two women in the van -- this time with the chihuahua zobersky noted -- they were back on Friday around 6., same van, this time just outside the bp on California. the younger one waved me over and asked if we could talk "woman to woman." I just said, no thanks, I remember you from last time....and kept going...can't afford to get near them now that they have a little dog. I'm a sucker for little dogs.

  • Fool me once, Shame on You, Fool me Twice, Shame on them!!! Don't be a Sucker!!!

24 hours ago

Clean Your Closets

Non-Profit helping immigrant men get started seeks Used tools, Jeans, Rain Jackets, Running Shoes, and Construction Boots (Sizes 6.5 Up). Call for Daytime Pick Up.
Seth or Gretchen 312 343 0804 or Deliver to Armitage Welding 3212 W. Armitage Saturday's

3 days ago

Updated 25 hours ago

Chicago Bookkeeper?

Any recommendation for freelance bookkeeper?

  • vjc gardener

    LOL! books and bees are my favorite things!!

  • :-) And look!!! I thought you were Vic - and now see your moniker is VJC.

    that's what comes of skimming and not reading what's in front of you. :-) Shame on me!

Mar 14

Updated 29 hours ago

Tree maps

Here are two maps I have generated from satellite and city data showing the extent and location of the tree canopy in Logan Square as well as the approximate locations and density of treated ash trees. The ashes are not likely to be around too much longer, I know many were recently removed from Palmer Square. The canopy map is based on data from 2011 so some things have changed already but I hope this helps someone with planning. We...

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Here are two maps I have generated from satellite and city data showing the extent and location of the tree canopy in Logan Square as well as the approximate locations and density of treated ash trees. The ashes are not likely to be around too much longer, I know many were recently removed from Palmer Square. The canopy map is based on data from 2011 so some things have changed already but I hope this helps someone with planning. We are planting a few more trees on our property this year after seeing this. You can also request a tree for your parkway or nearby if you don't have one here: https://servicerequest.cityofchicago.org/web_intake_chic/Controller?op=locform&invSRType=SED&invSRDesc=Tree%20Planting&locreq=N&stnumreqd=N

Higher resolution canopy
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ks638c0hev57p74/logan1.png?dl=0

Higher resolution ash tree map
https://www.dropbox.com/s/hnnbl8zrc947lur/logansquareash.png?dl=0

    311 - City of Chicago - Service Request Search
    Please enter the location information and continue, or Start Over.
    https://servicerequest.cityofchicago.org

35 hours ago

2 days ago

Free Bookshelf

Free 5 level bookshelf from World Market. In the alley between Shakespeare and Dickens just west of Kimball.

2 days ago

Chicago Horror and Sci-Fi Events in May

LABYRINTH - (May 18th-21st) On May 18th, kick off the screening by dressing up for the David Bowie costume party at 8pm and win tickets to Pitchfork! Logan Theatre, 2646 N. Milwaukee, Chicago, IL 60647. Also: A Quiet Place, Deadpool 2, Avengers: Infinity War, Life of the Party.

Released and Abandoned: VHS Trailer-a-Rama - (May 30th at 8pm) Comfort Station Logan Square, 2579 N. Milwaukee, Chicago, IL.

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2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY [70mm] - (May 18th-29th) 50th anniversary of Stanley Kubrick's epic film. Times vary. The Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Avenue, Chicago, IL 60613.

...before the contagion spreads. Doc Films, Max Palevsky Cinema, Ida Noyes Hall, University of Chicago, 1212 E. 59th St., Chicago, IL 60637...

GHOST STORIES - (May 18th & 19th at 11:45pm) Horror anthology of 3 strange tales that are cases a skeptic plans to debunk. 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.

TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID - (May 18th & 20th) The Chicago Cinema Society and Chicago Filmmakers host this film (aka Vuelven) adored by both Guillermo del Toro and Stephen King this Friday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 7pm. Chicago Filmmakers, 5720 N. Ridge Avenue, Chicago, IL. $10.

CATS, BATS, RATS, AND ROSES: Films for Spring Fever - (May 25th at 7pm) Weird, funny short film showcase. 16mm and digital formats. Film Studies Center. Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St., Chicago, IL. (Free.)

...s Stone, Spider-Man, E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, and more. Harris Theater, Millennium Park, 205 E. Randolph, Chicago, IL...

...power of creation and destruction. Lookingglass Theatre presents this production at Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan, Chicago, IL. (As of today, tickets haven't shown up on the calendar yet...

...the past, soon realizing that time is no longer on their side. The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622...

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.

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

The Science Behind Pixar - (Opens May 24th) 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) Opening reception May 24th from 5pm-7pm. 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...

...ve explored ideas and dreams regarding society's relationships with technology. Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State Street, Chicago, IL 60601...

Bucket O' Blood Books & Records - Join Bucket O' Blood for a choice of free events happening all month long. Bucket O' Blood Books & Records, 3182 N. Elston, Chicago, IL 60618. BYOB. 21+.

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.

Chicago Underground Film Festival - (June 6th-10th) CUFF returns to Chicago! 2558 W. 16th, Stage 18, Chicago, IL 60608.

    Chicago Horror and Sci-Fi Events in May
    I will be on vacation today through next weekend, so the events list is filled with screenings, horror plays, exhibits, and more genre fun going on throughout the rest of the month of May. The list is as comprehensive as it can be right now, but venues could be adding more films next week.
    http://www.chicagonow.com

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May 12

Updated 2 days ago

Band playing on/near the square?

I keep hearing at least a drummer playing somewhere outdoors. I live near the square, but it’s always late so I admittedly haven’t gone over there to look for myself. Does anyone know what’s going on with that? I don’t recall it happening last year.

Just curious and easily annoyed. :)

  • Michael McDonough Resident of BelCragin

    These musicians should be respectful to the neighborhood and not go past ten pm .

  • Meggg I want to pet all the dogs

    Turns out there was a three day event at Comfort Station. I wish they would have kept it inside, but I suppose it’s no different than a street fest

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Found Dog on Kimball and Dickens

I found a jack russell terrier shivering in the corner of a doorway this morning around 8AM. He was scared and shivering. Was clean and had good teeth and grooming. Definitely a young dog. And he is not microchipped.

Please contact me if you’ve lost your dog with details and proof of ownership.

  • Veronika Fashion Designer,Gallery Owner,Web Designer, Muse

    Not mine, but please let us know if he finds his home or if you need someone to help foster.

  • Paws takes strays. I would recommend getting him into their system. He wouldn't be eligible for adoption for a bit anyway so still time if his family is looking for him.

  • Meggg I want to pet all the dogs

    Please make sure to contact Lost Dogs Illinois if you haven’t already! They help get the word out about lost and found dogs

3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Cat Found - Marina, 8 months old

We found a very friendly, young cat in our yard a couple of nights ago when it was storming. It turns out she is microchipped - we learned that her name is Marina and she is 8 months old, but the owner's contact information is private. The chip company has tried to contact the owner but so far, no luck. Did anyone lose this sweet kitten?

3 days ago

Taking a tour of Chicago with Eve Ewing

2646 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-342-5555

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3624 S. Martin Luther King Drive

6455 S. Cottage Grove Ave.

4652 S. King Drive, 773-966-5801

5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-752-4381

1506 E. 53rd St., 773-947-0024

1180 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-486-4331

    Taking a tour of Chicago with Eve Ewing
    There are New Yorkers and there are Californians, both of whom will claim coastal supremacy over our city. But many Chicago people, untempted by either pole, often share a grittier devotion to their city, determined to make it better. Eve Ewing is a Chicago person.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

3 days ago

Ballast Point’s New Tasting Room and Kitchen Opens in West Loop and More Dining News

...s so popular that it’s getting its own restaurant. Mini Mott, in Logan Square (3057 W. Logan Blvd.), will open this summer and serve the burger, wings and fries...

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...Kitchen (which we featured back in April), is now open for business in Fulton Market (212 N. Green St.) serving lunch and dinner every day. That means you can get a Ballast Point Bavarian...

    Ballast Point's New Tasting Room and Kitchen Opens in West Loop and More Dining News
    Ballast Point's new Tasting Room and Kitchen ( which we featured back in April), is now open for business in Fulton Market (212 N. Green St.) serving lunch and dinner every day. That means you can get a Ballast Point Bavarian Pretzel (with Sculpin IPA beer cheese) and crispy oyster toast with trout roe pretty much whenever you want.
    http://www.chicagomag.com

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Horse Radish? Plants or roots?

I just read where you can freeze the root.

Please e-mail (klh@mindspring.com) if interested. Once you plant it, it is yours for a long time..and the leaves are tall and nice ....and you can dig it and leave part of the root in the ground and it will come back.

  • Hi NW...I don't have rabbits by me (feral cats and lots of backyard dogs..) and the leaves actually smell a little like strong horseradish (well, to me..) -they sure are attractive....so wish I could answer. But you are welcome to try it...(unless these plants would deter the rabbits from he other tasty ones.....just a thought...)

  • A site that lists "safe" things to feed captive rabbits included horseradish. Thinking horseradish may require less watering than turnips. Glad you posted and made me hunt-down more info.
    No pesticides in decades here; never will. Neighborhood feral cat is too old and slow to actually nab a rabbit ... saw two hawks fail vs bunny last Spring (yay).

3 days ago

Taking a tour of Chicago with Eve Ewing

2646 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-342-5555

This article has 6 other Chicago locations (Show)

3624 S. Martin Luther King Drive

6455 S. Cottage Grove Ave.

4652 S. King Drive, 773-966-5801

5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-752-4381

1506 E. 53rd St., 773-947-0024

1180 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-486-4331

    Taking a tour of Chicago with Eve Ewing
    There are New Yorkers and there are Californians, both of whom will claim coastal supremacy over our city. But many Chicago people, untempted by either pole, often share a grittier devotion to their city, determined to make it better. Eve Ewing is a Chicago person.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

3 days ago

3 days ago

BartShore posted 1 photo to Flickr:

3 days ago

4 Shots Fired

Just heard four distinct shots fired, maybe some more after but it was muffled by road noise. I was near Fullerton and Sacramento but it sounded fairly distant and off towards California.

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Turtle in need of home!

Hello!
My friend recently moved and asked if I could find a home for her turtle. It has a tank and some food. I cannot keep it sadly! It's name is Baxter and really needs a loving home!

  • Duke Animal at 3900+ N. Ashland also treats turtles, etc. They even have adopted the 'office turtle' named Heidi.

    Please contact Michael..he seems perfect!

  • k_alt Northcenter

    One of my friends was able to bring her turtle to the Garfield Park Conservatory to live the rest of it's life with other turtles among the plants. Might be worth contacting them or other conservatories in the area to see if they would take another one. If you do choose to adopt it out to someone please make sure it's someone who knows what they are doing and will care for it well. Sometimes it's hard to tell through the internet if that's going to be the case.

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Drywall repair and painting - recommendations?

Hi, neighbors! We sustained water damage from the heavy snow and a bad roof over the winter. We're just about done with our roof repairs. (Thanks to all the great recommendations on here, we went with Nyberg Exteriors and have been pleased with their service and professionalism.) Now that the roof is fixed, we need to get the interior drywall on a few ceilings and walls repaired/replaced and painted. Any recommendations from good, honest contractors (who are licensed and bonded)? We haven't been impressed with the ones recommended by our insurance company. Many thanks in advance!

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

    The painter/drywaller/plasterer/tile we recommend to our customers is Slobo Painting, 1-708-268-6460, slobo.painting@gmail.com

    Also, using an insured contractor is WAY more important than licensed and bonded

  • I called Slobo due to a few recommendations on this forum. Nice guy... astronomically expensive. However his expertise is tile work. He doesn’t do any sheet rock work beyond small patch and repair. In fact he came and looked at my small project, a kitchen and two bedrooms and told...

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    I called Slobo due to a few recommendations on this forum. Nice guy... astronomically expensive. However his expertise is tile work. He doesn’t do any sheet rock work beyond small patch and repair. In fact he came and looked at my small project, a kitchen and two bedrooms and told me to hire a couple Mexicans... Geeeez.

    I found another fellow who does great work for really good prices. He’s licensed and bonded. Super responsive to my phone calls, follows through with appointments, and has a crew that does great drywall and mud work. Give
    ‭Leo a call... he’ll stop in and give you a quote for free. (773) 430-5283‬

  • HumBo, I am looking for a guy to do some drywall work. In fact I emailed Slobo this morning, sounds like that wont work for me.However, Leo sounds like he could potentially be an option. Just wondering if he has a business website or anything. I like to do some digging around before cold calling. Did he have a business name?

    Thanks

4 days ago

4 days ago

Fundraiser for three injured cats

Hi neighbors. Please share and donate if you can. My friend rescued three injured community cats in Hermosa and is raising funds for their treatments. She does a ton of volunteer cat rescue work and could use some funding. Thanks!

gf.me/u/iki2qu

    Click here to support Kevdale Injured Feral Cats organized by Kim Vonesh
    Three male cats were seen limping badly in the Hermosa neighborhood. My friends and I were asked to check it out. We trapped the three and discovered they all had wounded paws and/or legs, possibly from fighting. Their wounds were infected and the vet thought at least one might need to have his l...
    https://www.gofundme.com

Jul 06

Updated 4 days ago

Recommendation for Exterior / Porch Paint and Repair

Fellow EveryBlockers, can anyone recommend someone to handle painting and possibly a few repairs for a painted porch? I have a single family home and need a professional to repaint and possibly a replace a bit of the front porch, e.g., spindles. Recommendations of any professionals you have worked with will be much appreciated.

  • Hi there Megan,
    Peralta was a no go for us. Canceled on coming to quote twice before making it out and when finally did send a quote, it was more than 6 weeks later. I used Roberto Brass. ‭(779) 233-7830‬. Painting, repair, sod. He’s very reasonable in price too. Best of luck!

  • Thanks for the recommendation of above (and I sooo appreciate knowing about someone wasting my time...)

4 days ago

    First look at two-tower plan for Spire site: 'There will not be a shot of Chicago that doesn't have these buildings in them'
    More than three years after taking title to the land where the audacious Chicago Spire was once envisioned, and more than two years after soliciting designs from a half-dozen architecture firms, Related Midwest on Tuesday unveiled a bold plan for the waterfront site.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Apr 26

Updated 4 days ago

GoFundMe Campaign for Disabled Neighbor

Friends and neighbors, I'd like to bring a bit of attention to this Go Fund Me campaign for one of our lower income neighbors on the 1800 block of N. Talman who is raising funds to get respite care for her disabled son.

They are super sweet people, and I hope that we can help them out. Thank you for your time and consideration!

https://www.gofundme.com/luis-mayor-staying-at

    Click here to support LUIS MAYOR Will be staying at organized by Ebodio Lagunas
    Good day to all my name is CYNTHIA GARZA mother of LUIS MAYOR we need to raise $800.00 dollars for my son LUIS MAYOR to stay at MISERCODIA NURSING HOME FIR RESPITE. LUIS MAYOR IS 29 YEARS OLD AND HAS A MIND OF A 8 MONTH BABY DUE TO HIS CEREBRAL PALSY HE WAS BORN WITH THIS CONDI...
    https://www.gofundme.com
  • Cats In My Yard Blogger doing Trap-Neuter-Return & rescue for cats

    Yes, I will! Thank you!

  • Cats In My Yard Blogger doing Trap-Neuter-Return & rescue for cats

    We spoke with Cynthia last week. The cost was for one month and she is in the process of scheduling it. She will post an update on the Gofundme page when she does.

    We asked her to reach out in the future if she needs more assistance.

    You are all wonderful!

6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Gunshots on 2200 block of North Talman?

Did anyone hear gunshots (4-5) at 9:45pm Sunday, May 13th around the 2200 block of North Talman? Sounded like they were close. One neighbor said that he heard the shots and then a car's screeching tires afterwards. I called 911 to report, but wasn't sure where it exactly occurred. Thank you.

  • Ran into a neighbor yesterday who had the cops come out, filed and report, and showed them a casing. Just north of Belden on Tallman across from the school.

May 12

Updated 5 days ago

BEWARE: Door-to-Door energy scam

Hey neighbors,

Someone just came to my door claiming to be from Star Energy Partners. They had a whole shpiel about switching over, getting all green energy, paying half on my bill and not paying for coal fees. I told them to please come back another time, did a quick google search and saw that it is most likely a scam. You can read more about it at the links below. Basically, if anybody comes door-to-door trying to get you to switch your energy service DO NOT SIGN UP without doing your research first.

https://www.bbb.org/losangelessiliconvalley/business-reviews/energy-service-company/star-energy-partners-in-playa-vista-ca-633488/reviews-and-complaints

https://www.reddit.com/r/personalfinance/comments/6wsils/beware_of_star_energy_partners_do_not_apply_to_a/

    BBB Accredited Business Profile for Star Energy Partners
    BBB's Business Profile for Star Energy Partners, Business Reviews and Ratings for Star Energy Partners in Playa Vista, CA.
    https://www.bbb.org
  • Michael McDonough Resident of BelCragin

    I get a call on my cell telling me congratulations l have been selected for a free trial offer that will lower my electric bill by up to 50per cent per month .l never let it get any further and l hang up.This call is not a real person calling but a computerized auto dialer doing this.l once tried calling the phone number it comes from on my caller I D but get the old the number cannot be reached routine.Definitely be aware of these scammers

  • Jon

    Also phone scam local #. You answer with. "Hello ?"
    They say" can you hear me ?" HANG UP !
    IF YOU SAY " YES"
    They will use your voice recorded to say you verbally agreed to a contract. That you know nothing about.
    It happened to me .
    I...

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    Also phone scam local #. You answer with. "Hello ?"
    They say" can you hear me ?" HANG UP !
    IF YOU SAY " YES"
    They will use your voice recorded to say you verbally agreed to a contract. That you know nothing about.
    It happened to me .
    I got a watch I didnt order for 3 monthsin a row and a bill for the watch of the month club it was going to cost me $1425.00 !!
    Thank god it was my niece who is 10 answering for me.
    BEWARE !!

May 10

Updated 5 days ago

Sewer drains in gangway

Does anyone know of a sewer company or a plumber familiar with the sewer system in 100+ yr old buildings and where the gangway drain empties. The building shares a common wall with building next door and each gangway has a drain for rain/snow water runoff. Have had a camera line through main drains in both buildings showing no leaks, however there is some heaving in the basement floor of one of the buildings. Any ideas on how to proceed short of digging up the basement floor? Looking for someone who has had experience with old buildings.
Thanks for any help with this.

  • Chrisbrown 25 year neighbor

    Most floors don't heave, the outer foundation and nearby floor goes downwards and the center of the floor stays where it is. Most drains, don't necessarily have anything standard, except they usually headed towards the main sewer either at a 90° or some type of 45°. Angled towards the Outlet...

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    Most floors don't heave, the outer foundation and nearby floor goes downwards and the center of the floor stays where it is. Most drains, don't necessarily have anything standard, except they usually headed towards the main sewer either at a 90° or some type of 45°. Angled towards the Outlet or the street. If there's an underground downspout drain nearby, it probably heads there, but that's rare in my opinion. A plumber that does a lot of rotting may have a better idea than me on this. Looking down the gangway drain and you can sometimes see the curve of the pipe and the direction that is heading and it's probably a straight line from there to the Sewer or Street.

  • Thinking about my previous post from this morning detailing "bedrock" being 7-8 feet below Sawyer Avenue, I got curious about the area's geology and found an Illinois State Geological Map: Surficial Geology of the Chicago Region: Chicago Loop Quadrangle published in 1939 covering the North Side from the lake west...

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    Thinking about my previous post from this morning detailing "bedrock" being 7-8 feet below Sawyer Avenue, I got curious about the area's geology and found an Illinois State Geological Map: Surficial Geology of the Chicago Region: Chicago Loop Quadrangle published in 1939 covering the North Side from the lake west to Cicero: http://isgs.illinois.edu/node/4856.

    There are 3 locations on the north side that have "thinly covered" Silurian Niagaran Dolomite Formations. These would be mounds of limestone (dolomite) just below the surface. One is in Logan Square bounded roughly by Kimball - Belden - St. Louis - McLean (2 streets west of the dig on Sawyer mentioned in my last post), a small spot runs a few hundred feet northeast from Hirsch & Spaulding in West Humboldt Park and a larger dome encompasses Smith Park (surprisingly a former quarry) along with an equally sized area south of Grand Avenue where there is a City of Chicago limestone quarry today. Contrast that to the Loop where it takes approximately 80 feet of digging to reach bedrock (the same dolomite limestone) to support the caissons under Loop high rises.

    Also of interest:
    On the same map the shoreline of ancient "Lake Chicago" (an expanded Lake Michigan) was drawn. In Logan Square around 4000 years ago the shore of "Lake Chicago" was a few blocks east and parallel to what is now Milwaukee Avenue. Amazing to think that the Native American trail, now known to us as Milwaukee Avenue, has been in use for over 4000 years!

    By the way, this has nothing to do with sewers, but might have relevance for drainage.

6 days ago

Donate Your Arts & Crafts Projects for Kitty Summer Social Fundraiser for Harmony House For Cats

Calling artsy-craftsy people! We need handmade items to sell at our annual Kitty Summer Social 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.
You can mail/ship them to the shelter:...

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Calling artsy-craftsy people! We need handmade items to sell at our annual Kitty Summer Social 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.
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”.
Everything needs to be received at Harmony House no later than Sunday June 3rd. 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

May 02

Updated 6 days ago

Flat Roof...I have a leak in the front at the top.

I know there have been other threads but I wonder if this is 'specific'. (And I might need the whole roof 'treated' as well where they 'paint' the total-don't know what it is called.
Thanks for your help!

  • If you haven't got the repairs done yet please do call feldco brothers roofing there great 773-749-7875

  • Feldco is pricey!

6 days ago

Jan 10 2017

Updated 6 days ago

Where did you go? How can I get you to e-mail me again?

I haven't gotten any e-mails since established..how do I get back on???

  • You have to e-mail then and re-register..I think that is what I did...no trouble since I posted..

  • LG, try contacting EB to inform them using the "Feedback and support" feature on the bottom of this page. Seems that did the trick in the past.
    (I'm still getting mine w/o incident since my own issues 16 months ago.)

May 10

Updated May 13

Contractor needed

Help, looking for a good honest and reasonably priced contractor for bathroom rehab. Maybe a kitchen as well.
Thanks
Eric A

May 13

May 10

Updated May 12

Is this a decent price for a hot water heater replacement?

Hi all, my hot water heater has been kind enough to warn me it's about to go. Got a quote for an EB-recommended plumber of $1500 for a 40g gas tank (another $460 to add on a booster valve, which I'm considering). Replacing valves but no need to move gas lines and we can use the existing venting - it is in a tight-fit area. Never done this before, sound about right? Not sure I have time to shop around....this is for a condo I will probably stay in another 2-5 years.

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

    For appliances, I look at the consumer reports recommended, find the best price online, and find someone to match the price. If they carry the item, Best Buy will always match an online delivered price

  • gpblight 22 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Have used ABT for 3 decades. Call for Mike Bracco. ABT sells and installs. If anything goes wrong, they service quickly.

May 12

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