2 days ago

Updated 5 min ago

Emanuels Finally NOW wants to listen to Chicagoans ???!!!

After a lousy performance in the general election ((( taking into account the m i l l i o n s he got from mega ultra rich special interest donors))) compared to the other candiates NOW he want to listen to Chicagoans ???. My fellow Chicagoans, I think its to late. Lets not be the battered spouse that takes abuse, is treated like cr@p and then comes home and says Ok I havent listened enough. Im sorry !!

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After a lousy performance in the general election ((( taking into account the m i l l i o n s he got from mega ultra rich special interest donors))) compared to the other candiates NOW he want to listen to Chicagoans ???. My fellow Chicagoans, I think its to late. Lets not be the battered spouse that takes abuse, is treated like cr@p and then comes home and says Ok I havent listened enough. Im sorry !!

My mesage to Rahm is "You know what ???? We have listened and we have seen what you've been working for. Our eyes are open. We need a person that will listen to us. After going on a rampage closing schools, Closing mental health centers like a madman,, erecting red light and speed cameras giving away over 80 million dollars of . TIF money to depaul University a private school to build a gymnasium. collecting over 500 m i l l i o n s of dollars ticketing hardworking Chicagoans struggling to make it in this economy with the cameras. Your a bully and the people know it.

Oh and by the way,
You stated the cameras were for safety reasons not solely for revenue raising ,,, and yet you fly right through red lights like if you were the President of the United States, Almost hitting pedestrians ((( the video is on line google it and see for yourself)))

My fellow Chicagoans,
If we make the same mistake by not voting like we did with Bruce Ruiner, than were screwed !!!!

Are we gonna sit back and let Mayor 1% keep at it screwing us one way after another ???

Tag your it !!!

Get active lets work. Contribute donate talk to neighbors, friends, volunteer, put a yard sign up to motivate people. Otherwise don't complain when they finish nickel and dimeing you to death.

Lets not make that mistake again Lets get active . Tag your !!!!!
Do somthing, action action !!

  • Cyn Chi since 1991, East Humboldt since 2010

    right, the grace period, right.

  • Bger East Village neighbor

    Cyn
    This is comical. I think we must live on different planets. I got the four. But I'm saying you have more than 4 days to register. You have 4 days to register online. But you have 29 more days (APRIL 4TH) to register in person at various places throughout the city. The link I gave gives addresses and dates where registrars are available.

2 hours ago

Updated 19 min ago

Plantation shutters

I'm looking to get indoor plantation shutters. Any recommendations?

Feb 24

Updated 1 hour ago

Riot Fest to leave Humboldt Park?

I've been here a bunch of times before to just check what's going on in the neighborhood, but really felt a need to finally create a login and share what I heard tonight at a local venue. I can't tell you who told me because he/she is close to Mike (owner) of Riot Fest. The news is sad (at least to me), but apparently true. It looks like Mike from Riot Fest has had enough of Alderman Maldonado and is...

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I've been here a bunch of times before to just check what's going on in the neighborhood, but really felt a need to finally create a login and share what I heard tonight at a local venue. I can't tell you who told me because he/she is close to Mike (owner) of Riot Fest. The news is sad (at least to me), but apparently true. It looks like Mike from Riot Fest has had enough of Alderman Maldonado and is moving the festival out of the neighborhood. The person wouldn't tell me the exact reason why, but suggested BS politics that Mike's sick of playing with the Aldeman.

Have any of you heard anything of the sort? If any of you know him because he supposedly lives in the neighborhoid, please ask him?!?!?

  • This is only your opinion, do you have any data about it ? Riot Fest helps, Bloomingdale Trail is not even open, could be huge success or failure. Main thing is Wicker Park which is hotter and hotter. A lot of people want to live in Wicker Park but because...

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    This is only your opinion, do you have any data about it ? Riot Fest helps, Bloomingdale Trail is not even open, could be huge success or failure. Main thing is Wicker Park which is hotter and hotter. A lot of people want to live in Wicker Park but because it is very expensive now, people taking close look at close neighborhoods. Why Logan Square is so hot now, do you thing people would be able to afford Wicker Park they will move to Logan Square ? Same thing happening with Humboldt Park but slower. People did not come to Humboldt Park because of Riot Fest, Riot fest did come to Humboldt Park because of people. Overall Riot Fest is good for our neighborhood, only complain which I had, it took them to long repairing park.

  • I agree that Riot Fest isn't the reason for rising property values. Sure, it's a good way to show off our neighborhood, but by no means are Riot Fest attendees buying property in the hood because of the fest. Now the Bloomingdale Trail is definitely contributing. It's going to be a great city park. And it will make it easier for the scary out of towners to go west of western to buy condos.

1 hour ago

Mechanic/good teacher?

Hey everyblock! Anyone know of a good mechanic or auto shop that will also teach you the basic maintenance and simple repair of your car? I am clueless and want not to be. Good teachers are hard to find, though. I think it would be cool if a shop offered that kind of thing for a fee.

18 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Bruce Rauner makes cuts at ceasefire

There's no better way to ensure the return of gang violence, then to silence the voices that are able to reason with those who perpetuate the violence. The murder rate is about to go Chicago, count on it.

  • EastHumboldtNeighbor resident since 07

    Illinois, unlike the Fed, can not print money. The structural deficit is in the billions. Any governor-elect (including Quinn) would have had to make cuts. We need a mirror, not a whipping boy. We voted for unfunded promises for decades.

  • Allen Montgomery The real humboldt park

    After this debacle, we'll see if democrats make another huge mistake like this again. We've got the poor man's version of Scott Walker

Feb 05

Updated 2 hours ago

Looking to get involved

Hello neighbors! I just moved to Humboldt Park and, as a journalism student, I want to know what is going on in my community. What stories would you (as members of the community) like to see covered?

Thank you

  • @northamdcal,
    California and Fairfield are parallel streets. Where exactly are the zoning changes being proposed?

  • Addresses are 1531-1539 N California (currently a mostly unused parking lot owned by Bickerdike redevelopment) and 1536-1540 N Fairfield Ave. These properties are right in line with each other and only have the alley in between, which makes me think they are being rezoned for use together in some way.

27 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Logan Square Trash Collection - Stalled because of snow/ice?

Is it just me or has it been a long time since trash has been collected.. Is this typical when there's this much snow/ice? .. I keep thinking "they'll get it this week", but our alley is quickly filling up with trash, some of which has been there for several weeks now..

  • Cyn Chi since 1991, East Humboldt since 2010

    I had to call Maldonado to get my trash picked up -- it wasn't for like 3 weeks, and he lives on my street.

  • It is the resident's responsibility to keep the trash bins clear of snow. I read that somewhere on the city website. If they are buried and can't be moved they can't be emptied. Hopefully the thaw should take care of the problem.

5 hours ago

Coffee and Espresso Repair

Hey everyone,

I'll just post this once, and I'm not sure what the exact community guidelines are for this, but the company I work for is looking for another service technician. We install and repair coffee equipment throughout Chicagoland. If you are mechanically inclined and teachable send me a direct message and I'll give you more info. Love and knowledge of coffee and espresso is a huge plus!

7 hours ago

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Jan 25 2013

Updated 7 hours ago

Lost underweight male German Shepherd

My landlord has lost her male German Shepherd. The dog is very underweight and last seen on Wednesday night in the 3600 W Oakdale block. Any leads would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

  • Luci in Rogers Park Dog Lover, living in Rogers Park for 26 years

    Do you think some dog loving soul took him in and is just keeping him as their own?
    I can't imagine Deuce still wandering around the neighborhoods.. I really hope he is in someone's home being showered with lots of love, affection, and attention..

  • Kathleen Boyle Your dog's best friend! (Taking real estate break)

    After all of the stuff posted on here, I wouldn't be surprised if somebody just kept him, rather than return him to a neglectful home. Kelly, you are a very kind person to put in this kind if care and effort for somebody else's dog.

14 hours ago

3 days ago

Updated 20 hours ago

DNAinfo. Needs To Learn How To Count-Or At Least Not Spin

In an article from DNAinfo. titled (Riot Fest Is Not Leaving Humboldt Park, Organizers Say), they wrote-
"That’s despite an EveryBlock post entitled “Riot Fest to Leave Humboldt Park?” that emerged Tuesday that prompted 41 responses ranging from concern to good riddance messages. A second post, “Riot Fest Needs Our Help,” was made three days later, drawing a mix of 34 comments but fell short of a definitive answer."!
WHERE DID THEY COME UP WITH THIS INFORMATION?!? I went back...

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In an article from DNAinfo. titled (Riot Fest Is Not Leaving Humboldt Park, Organizers Say), they wrote-
"That’s despite an EveryBlock post entitled “Riot Fest to Leave Humboldt Park?” that emerged Tuesday that prompted 41 responses ranging from concern to good riddance messages. A second post, “Riot Fest Needs Our Help,” was made three days later, drawing a mix of 34 comments but fell short of a definitive answer."!
WHERE DID THEY COME UP WITH THIS INFORMATION?!? I went back and read both threads again and found no statement of "good riddance" in “Riot Fest to Leave Humboldt Park?”! All the other comments were about CONCERN alright! CONCERN about the fest leaving and how they want it to stay. ONLY ONE PERSON had a negative comment and that person comments that change for the good in HP is bad?!? In the thread “Riot Fest Needs Our Help,”. Where did do get "drawing a mix of 34 comments but fell short of a definitive answer."! Not one comment was negative about RF and most supported it. Neighbors wrote about having meetings with the Alderman, Park District and RF promoters to get them to commit to HP! A very definitive answer of "HP neighbors want RF to stay in a huge way" to me!!!
DNAinfo. did you think the citizens of HP would let you down play this most important event in their neighborhood? I will be waiting to read your retraction and/or apologies to your readers in the HP community. Have a nice day.

  • RAKARWOWSKI RETIRED CITY WORKER, CLEANING UP HUMBOLDT PARK

    Hi Darryl Holiday, the story did answer the question of RF leaving! It is great to know that RF will be in HP straight from the source. Thank you. What you wrote about the EB threads is what upset me and others. Both threads showed over whelming support for RF...

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    Hi Darryl Holiday, the story did answer the question of RF leaving! It is great to know that RF will be in HP straight from the source. Thank you. What you wrote about the EB threads is what upset me and others. Both threads showed over whelming support for RF in HP but you reported the very opposite. In the thread I started, neighbors wrote about how they wanted to help RF stay in HP and thanked me! Some how you reported this thread " fell short of a definitive answer" as to neighbors wanting RF to stay! The other thread, 40 neighbors comments were in in favor about RF staying in HP and only one was negative. You reported "responses ranging from concern to good riddance"! I understood that to mean 50/50 in responses and zero in support! I repeat "I PREFER DNAinfo." for local news. What you wrote about these threads were not supported by the source. You want to interview supporters of RF in HP? Pick a large location because I think you will be surprised how many of my neighbors will want to talk to you.

  • Darryl Holliday DNAinfo Logan Sq./Humboldt Park reporter

    I think we may have had a misunderstanding, Rak. I meant there was no "definitive answer" as to whether RF was staying or going — not whether neighbors wanted RF to stay. I know plenty of people on both sides of that fence to be honest but it's not something I would take a stand on in a story. Glad you prefer DNA though! I'll take that and will be on my way :)

4 days ago

Updated 21 hours ago

Iron gate repair needed

Looking for referrals for a company to repair our frint gate. The cold has gottwn the best of it again, so need a solid reco please.

  • Oh, that's great. You work fast if you had him out already :)

  • thanks. it is helpful to see, when you post looking for recs, who you end up using and if you like them too.

2 days ago

Updated 22 hours ago

Preservation Chicago names 7 endangered buildings

...Pioneer Arcade and New Apollo Theatre, 1535-1541 N. Pulaski Road. The arcade is now owned by the Hispanic Housing Development Corp., but is vacant after...

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Clarendon Park Community Center at 4501 N. Clarendon Ave. made the list because "extensive, heavy-handed and inappropriate alterations" have put it at risk, according to Preservation Chicago.

...Agudas Achim North Shore Congregation's synagogue, 5029 N. Kenmore Ave. The 1922 building was recently vacated, according to Preservation Chicago. More than 2,000 seats...

...Illinois Institute of Technology Main Building, 3300 S. Federal St. Funded by a leader of the meatpacking industry, the classroom building was completed in 1893...

•South Side Masonic Temple, 6400 S. Green St. This is the second time the 1921 building has appeared in Preservation Chicago's annual list. In 2004 it appeared for continued vacancy and deferred maintenance.

  • Littleton Arts Uptown Chicago/Uptown/Artist

    I think after the basketball removal scheme, the push to ban teens from Chase Park, the scheme to remove parking from the beach that the Park District is kind of tired of CappleMessages.

    http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150305/uptown/clarendon-park-field-house-named-among-most-threatened-historic-buildings

    The Clarendon Park field house has not received a dime or any time of attention from...

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    I think after the basketball removal scheme, the push to ban teens from Chase Park, the scheme to remove parking from the beach that the Park District is kind of tired of CappleMessages.

    http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150305/uptown/clarendon-park-field-house-named-among-most-threatened-historic-buildings

    The Clarendon Park field house has not received a dime or any time of attention from Alderman Cappleman in the four yearshe has had in office.

    At the same time he has ported over a $1million in TIF funds to projects outside the ward to the 48th.

    CapplePlanner has committed $6million to a "people plaza" that may never happen because of downtown resistance/ embarrassment.

    CappleVague alluded to using TIF funds during the subsidized luxury housing scheme during the Maryville debacle until the developer JDL pulled out. Never mentioned since then.

    CappleCrime has been to countless CAPS meetings where it is expressed over and over the youth need something to do. Clarendon Park needs help and it has a pond in the gym after each rain. Still...nothing.

    Clarendon Park fieldhouse is a legitimate recipient of TIF funds if ever there was one ,it is a community asset falling apart. Many other alderman have committed TIF to park infrastructure.

    April 7th let's vote for Amy Crawford who has stated clearly she will do what can easily be done by a sitting Alderman.

    Fix Clarendon Park...Fire Cappleman.

    #CappleChutzpah

  • FGFM What the Cappleman!

    Cappleman doesn't relate to poor kids and basically wants to criminalize them and push them out of the neighborhood.

2 days ago

Updated 22 hours ago

Kedzie Green Line Station Safe?

Hey everyone, I just got transferred to a project in the South Loop and currently I have been taking the North Ave Bus to Western, than the Western Bus to Roosevelt, and than the Roosevelt Bus to Roosevelt and Michigan. Everyday it takes me 1hr 40min to get to and from the South Loop. It's ridiculous. I blame the fact they got rid of the Western Xpress and than add to it that Ventra sucks (takes like 5 taps to...

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Hey everyone, I just got transferred to a project in the South Loop and currently I have been taking the North Ave Bus to Western, than the Western Bus to Roosevelt, and than the Roosevelt Bus to Roosevelt and Michigan. Everyday it takes me 1hr 40min to get to and from the South Loop. It's ridiculous. I blame the fact they got rid of the Western Xpress and than add to it that Ventra sucks (takes like 5 taps to get it to say go). The commute to and from work is killing me. By car, the drive is only 15-20min max, but as I said by bus its like 1hr 40min. so I'm looking for different options. The Homan/Kimball bus runs awesome and I was thinking I can take that to the Kedzie/Lake Green Line Station and take the Green Line to Roosevelt. However, I'm wondering how safe it is? Does anyone know? I'm a little white girl just fyi. Please let me know. I want my life back.

  • Bill Billo

    The original posters question was how safe is Kedzie and Lake. Its the West Side! Its definitely not the safest place! I would never be standing around at Lake and Kedzie or Roosevelt and Kedzie or Homan and Roosevelt during the day and especially after dark. I used to work...

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    The original posters question was how safe is Kedzie and Lake. Its the West Side! Its definitely not the safest place! I would never be standing around at Lake and Kedzie or Roosevelt and Kedzie or Homan and Roosevelt during the day and especially after dark. I used to work at 43rd and Ashland in the early 2000s and I tried to convince myself how safe it was until one day a bunch of masked men with guns walked in and robbed us violently. After that shady neighborhoods never "felt" safe to me again. Don't trust your safety to what people on EB say. Your commute runs right through some of the most dangerous neighborhoods in the COUNTRY, period. LWG please don't play with your safety for a slightly shorter commute. Your shortcut through the dark woods is a bad idea.

  • Rochelle North Lawndale Resident since 1959

    Bill none of the neighborhoods are as safe as they used to be, so each individual should use caution no matter where you have to travel. People have gotten mugged in front of the police and it can happen anywhere, not just the bus stop (ask the Mayor). If you don't own a car or can't afford to drive, public transportation is the only other way to go unless you have a friend who doesn't mind taking you to and from work everyday.

Oct 10

Updated 24 hours ago

Looking to Nanny Share

Hi guys!

We're looking at the possibility of a nanny share starting in March 2015, we live in Logan Square--we are looking for Monday through Thursday. We don't have a nanny yet, we want to find the right couple/couples to share then go for it! We're a really easy going couple, I'm from Spain and my wife is from Oklahoma so you won't find a friendlier pair! :D

Let me know if anyone is interested!

  • Hi Guzman! I'm from Castellon--where is he from--and more importantly, what team does he support lol

  • Hola Cristian, Yo soy de Madrid y vivo en West Bucktown con mi marido, que es de Michigan y mi nene de 4 meses. Habéis encontrado ya nanny? Porque quizá estaríamos también interesados. Gracias

2 days ago

Updated 27 hours ago

Knife sharpening

Does anyone know of someone in the neighborhood that does knife sharpening? My knives are embarrassingly dull.

  • Northwest cutlery.
    $3.50 per knife.

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

    Great post and just in time. We are going to give Matador a try. Thanks so much for the info.

45 hours ago

Updated 28 hours ago

2 Bedroom Apartment Available 4/1 in Logan Square

Please email me if interested.
connie.smith226@gmail.com

  • Canyon Humboldt Park

    Nice ad

  • it's not only an unwelcome ad, it's not even a god one.

    take it to craigslist where it belongs - and when you do, include some actual details about the apartment... you know, the price, square footage, etc. and some pictures.

    good luck over there.

  • *good .... typing is hard.

29 hours ago

Security Is Our Middle Name

On March 6, Americans recognize Middle Name Pride Day.

2 days ago

Updated 30 hours ago

Lost keys

Hey neighbors! My roommate lost her keys (in the snow? In a puddle? Help!) somewhere between her car parked at Kimball and Milwaukee and the Logan theater. They are Honda keys with at least three other misc. house keys. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

  • Katie McD Logan Square Lady

    I picked up a set of keys on Monday in front of Cafe de Leche next to the Logan Theater. I brought them to the cafe counter and had them hold the set. It was a car key and some other keys but I think the car may have been a Mercury. Worth a shot, though. Good luck!

3 days ago

Updated 30 hours ago

Basement post replacement

Hi, I think there was a posting similar to this recently but I couldn't find it... One of the support posts in our basement is an old wood one and I am questioning some cracks. Would like to have someone come out to take a look and see if it needs to be replaced/provide estimate for new post. Any recommendations appreciated. Thanks!

  • Jamie C In Logan Sq. since 2004

    Hi @chitechie,

    If Margv isn't interested in the post I would be interested.

    Thanks.

    Jamie

  • margv Margaret

    Thanks @chitechie, appreciate your offer but this is one project I don't think I am going to tackle on my own

42 hours ago

Updated 30 hours ago

Proposed zoning changes on California and Fairfield

Does anyone know anything about the zoning changes at California (1531-1539) and Fairfield (1536-1540)? Properties are being rezoned from residential to limited manufacturing/business park district. Fairfield property is directly behind/across alley from California property. I called Alderman's office and couldn't get any information.

  • RAKARWOWSKI RETIRED CITY WORKER, CLEANING UP HUMBOLDT PARK

    Good luck.

  • Thanks for posting the councilmatic.org links - I was unaware of that site and have posted a comment for both links.

31 hours ago

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2 days ago

Updated 31 hours ago

Stop Sign Request

Intersection of Armitage and Kilpatrick is in need of a stop sign, or a pedestrian walk sign. Cars speed by extremely fast coming eastbound from Kostner. There is at least half of mile of absolutely no speed regulations (no stop signs or stop lights between Kostner and Cicero). Many students/people from the surrounding area, including myself, cross Armitage to catch the eastbound 73 bus, or to head towards the Metra etc. Cars refuse to stop, and speed by to pass...

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Intersection of Armitage and Kilpatrick is in need of a stop sign, or a pedestrian walk sign. Cars speed by extremely fast coming eastbound from Kostner. There is at least half of mile of absolutely no speed regulations (no stop signs or stop lights between Kostner and Cicero). Many students/people from the surrounding area, including myself, cross Armitage to catch the eastbound 73 bus, or to head towards the Metra etc. Cars refuse to stop, and speed by to pass the Cicero stop light on time. It is very dangerous as well for the cars coming out Northbound from Kilpatrick to get on Armitage, as the cars coming Westbound also refuse to stop because of no speed regulations on sight. What are the requirements for a stop sign request? Do I have to contact the local Alderman? Is a petition required?

4 days ago

Updated 32 hours ago

Plaza Taino repair will start when finances for the Boringueneers housing project arrive.

Sources close to Hipolito Roldan, revealed today that the repair work at Plaza Taino, 1111 N. Francisco Ave. will be continued as soon as the Hispanic Housing Development Corporation receive the finances for the planned 65th Infantry Boringueneers veteran housing project, 1045 N. Sacramento Ave., Humboldt Park, Chicago.

Hipolito Roldan is the President of the Hispanic Housing Development Corporation. He built the Plaza Taino elderly housing project which now need major structural repair. The entire first floor is dug up...

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Sources close to Hipolito Roldan, revealed today that the repair work at Plaza Taino, 1111 N. Francisco Ave. will be continued as soon as the Hispanic Housing Development Corporation receive the finances for the planned 65th Infantry Boringueneers veteran housing project, 1045 N. Sacramento Ave., Humboldt Park, Chicago.

Hipolito Roldan is the President of the Hispanic Housing Development Corporation. He built the Plaza Taino elderly housing project which now need major structural repair. The entire first floor is dug up and unusable. The repair work started for about a year ago but came to a halt as Hispanic Housing Development Corporation run out of money. The open floor causes problems for the elderly and disabled residents as necessary services cannot be provided.

The finances for the 65th Infantry Boringueneers veterans housing project will be a welcome source for the Hispanic housing Development Corporation and for all its residents.

  • merstudio 19 year EHP resident

    Robbing Peter to pay Paul.

  • Smith Parker, I can vouch for the fact that the Plaza Taino has had the bottom floors boarded up since at least last summer. And there are still people living there. I would say there is a good chance it is true. The part about the structural integrity of the Plaza Taino being bad is definitely true.,

3 days ago

Updated 33 hours ago

looking for an Apartment

Hi
I have a friend who is looking for an apartment for her and her daughter. She is trying to find a 2 bedroom for $800 I know sounds unrealistic but humor me anyway. Thanks:)

  • Jen Baron JBaron

    I advise you have them look in Old Irving Park. They may get lucky and find a good apartment close to that price. I'd advise they drive the area, specifically in the coordinates of Irving Park north to Montrose, and Pulaski west to Keeler. Keystone ave, Kedvale, and Keeler have a lot of apartment buildings and or older condos that put up for rent signs, as well as Cullom ave and Berteau. Good luck!

Nov 04

Updated 42 hours ago

Dog Walkers

I'm looking for a dog walker. I have heard good things about Urban Tailz, but am hoping to get a few more recommendations for comparison. Please let me know any thoughts when you can!

45 hours ago

Preservation Chicago Names 7 Threatened Buildings

...1920s-era commercial recreation center." It is located in the business and entertainment district at North Avenue and Pulaski Road and faces the New Apollo Theater. The organization says these structures are currently vacant...

Feb 27

Updated 45 hours ago

Humboldt Park Gang Banger States 'we've been here and were here to stay"

On another EB Thread "Mayoral Race" a self proclaimed gang member talks about how he will fight to stop gentrification and yuppies from taking over HP and wanted Chuy for the city and Juanita Irizarry for the 26th ward elected to accomplish this goal. This person goes on to state what great things gangs have done for HP and that gentrification is ruining these things by forcing fellow gang members to move out of HP. I wish I would have...

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On another EB Thread "Mayoral Race" a self proclaimed gang member talks about how he will fight to stop gentrification and yuppies from taking over HP and wanted Chuy for the city and Juanita Irizarry for the 26th ward elected to accomplish this goal. This person goes on to state what great things gangs have done for HP and that gentrification is ruining these things by forcing fellow gang members to move out of HP. I wish I would have read his thread earlier because several of his statements were pulled from EB before I could read them. I am astonished when he proudly writes that most of HP residence were criminals and gang bangers working together against good neighbors who called the police back in the 80's and 90's! I found it interesting that he states he attends beat meetings and will use every legal way to stop the undesirables from taking over HP, like they did in Wicker Park. I started this thread because the other threads topic was not about gang bangers and here non-gang members can read what a confessed gang banger thinks about them and how gangs "won't give up without a fight"-" It won't be as easy as you think to get rid of us"! This is what is happening in HP right now. Criminals in HP are working to get politicians elected who they believe will keep them living here and stop the evils of gentrification from occurring. Do they think they can stop progress or law abiding citizens from moving into HP? What about all the good people of HP that they have been victimizing in decades past? Do they think they will allow this to happen? This topic is now open for discussion. Is it wrong to want to make HP a beautiful place again to raise a family at the expense of moving criminals and gang bangers out?

  • SpaceCowboy Humboldt Park

    It hit (200) comments. I've read most of the them, if not all. I, now, feel a little less intelligent.

  • RAKARWOWSKI RETIRED CITY WORKER, CLEANING UP HUMBOLDT PARK

    This is a fantastic thread! Never would have imagined it would go so long with so many. It is great to read what my neighbors have contributed to it whether people believe it to be right or wrong. I was shocked to read what some people wrote and laughed at others. I have no doubt that HP is a better place to raise a family because of it. Together we can, but, this is the thinking of a former member of the brotherhood of Chicago's finest. LOL!

47 hours ago

Preservation Chicago names 7 endangered buildings

...Pioneer Arcade and New Apollo Theatre, 1535-1541 N. Pulaski Road. The arcade is now owned by the Hispanic Housing Development Corp., but is vacant after...

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Clarendon Park Community Center at 4501 N. Clarendon Ave. made the list because "extensive, heavy-handed and inappropriate alterations" have put it at risk, according to Preservation Chicago.

...Agudas Achim North Shore Congregation's synagogue, 5029 N. Kenmore Ave. The 1922 building was recently vacated, according to Preservation Chicago. More than 2,000 seats...

...Illinois Institute of Technology Main Building, 3300 S. Federal St. Funded by a leader of the meatpacking industry, the classroom building was completed in 1893...

•South Side Masonic Temple, 6400 S. Green St. This is the second time the 1921 building has appeared in Preservation Chicago's annual list. In 2004 it appeared for continued vacancy and deferred maintenance.

This Lincoln Park home, at 1841 N. Orleans St., manages to bridge the green thumb-modern gap, with huge windows that let the sunlight in and a proper side-yard. Not convinced? $2.9 million can buy a lot, so take a look and feel the organic vibes.

Feb 03

Updated 47 hours ago

The Brown Sack Re-Opening

Anybody know when the Brown Sack plans to re-open? I know it'll be under new ownership and won't be the "original" place, but I really miss having a tasty restaurant within walking distance!

  • Brown Sack isn't reopening. There will be a different bar and food place opening there in a few months.

  • Yes I know it's a going to be a new restaurant, haha, maybe I should have phrased it (more?) specifically than I did

  • Katie Pratt Knox Logan Square new mom

    I've been waiting for it to open! I live right next door and have watched the SLOW progress on the place. Hopefully they'll at least open by spring time.

2 days ago

Preservation Chicago names 7 endangered buildings

...Pioneer Arcade and New Apollo Theatre, 1535-1541 N. Pulaski Road. The arcade is now owned by the Hispanic Housing Development Corp., but is vacant after...

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Clarendon Park Community Center at 4501 N. Clarendon Ave. made the list because "extensive, heavy-handed and inappropriate alterations" have put it at risk, according to Preservation Chicago.

...Agudas Achim North Shore Congregation's synagogue, 5029 N. Kenmore Ave. The 1922 building was recently vacated, according to Preservation Chicago. More than 2,000 seats...

...Illinois Institute of Technology Main Building, 3300 S. Federal St. Funded by a leader of the meatpacking industry, the classroom building was completed in 1893...

•South Side Masonic Temple, 6400 S. Green St. This is the second time the 1921 building has appeared in Preservation Chicago's annual list. In 2004 it appeared for continued vacancy and deferred maintenance.

2 days ago

World-class Montessori Preschool Coming Soon to Lincoln Square

Montessori Gifted Prep places a special emphasis on critical thinking, reasoning, problem solving and creativity. Montessori Gifted Prep preschool provides a caring, comprehensive, high-quality Montessori education to children ages 2 - 6 years old. Numerous unique services offered including extended hours of operation (6am - 8pm), personalized education, and ability to monitor your child during the day via internet. Onsite extracurricular activities include music lessons taught by Old Town School of Folk Music, French and Mandarin taught by Language Stars, and interactive science laboratory experiments taught by Mad Science. Come learn more at our informational session on March 28, 2015 at 10 am. We are located at 4754 N Leavitt St, Chicago, IL

RSVP at www.montessorigiftedprep.org

Feb 03

Updated 2 days ago

Development around Kedzie/Armitage?

Does anyone know what's happening in the building across from Scofflaw (MuveMusic building) on the NW corner of Kedzie and Armitage? My boyfriend received a hint from someone at Scofflaw that "something good" was coming, but no more details were offered. I also wondered if anyone had heard any plans about anything coming into the other vacant buildings on the north side of Armitage in that general area (for example, there are a few vacant storefronts between the cleaners and Walgreens, east of Kedzie)?

Jan 26

Updated 2 days ago

Chi-Arts

What was once a quiet and peaceful community, now, thanks to Maldonado, is a loud, congested traffic and parking area for all of the kids and their parents going to Chi-Arts on Augusta. I did not buy a home by an el, or a bus or a train or even on a main traffic thoroughfare or intersection. After 16 years, I now live in a neighborhood with traffic congestion, overrun with outsiders, disturbing our peace and quiet and trashing our...

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What was once a quiet and peaceful community, now, thanks to Maldonado, is a loud, congested traffic and parking area for all of the kids and their parents going to Chi-Arts on Augusta. I did not buy a home by an el, or a bus or a train or even on a main traffic thoroughfare or intersection. After 16 years, I now live in a neighborhood with traffic congestion, overrun with outsiders, disturbing our peace and quiet and trashing our lawns. These kids don't live here. Why not move Chi-arts to their neighborhood? If it was closer to their home, their parents wouldn't have to drive to pick them up. At least, have some consideration and relocate it on a public transportation line! In the meantime, I am applying for a reduced assessment that will more accurately reflect the reduction in our quality of life. Oh.. I am also looking for a new Alderman...

  • Tapdancemom , You hit the mark, thank you, make it real "
    Single father , I agree with you"

  • MelA everyday average person

    I live in the same area AND my kid goes to ChiArts so how about that Washtenaw1? Every school, every neighborhood, every block is going to have problems, there will always be a bad apple and the grass is ALWAYS greener. As tapdancemom pointed out, these kids come from all...

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    I live in the same area AND my kid goes to ChiArts so how about that Washtenaw1? Every school, every neighborhood, every block is going to have problems, there will always be a bad apple and the grass is ALWAYS greener. As tapdancemom pointed out, these kids come from all over the city and have had to change schools, schedules, travel arrangements and their lives to be in this school because they WANTED TO and have been CHOSEN to be there. They are in school from 8-5 everyday, working hard then come home to do homework, practice, chores and so much more. I am only grateful to have such hard working, dedicated kids attending school in my neighborhood. The inconvenience of the 8 and 5 o'clock drop off/pick up times are no more irritating than the dibs we are still seeing strewn all over our street a month after the snow, the mountains of ice that that block the walkways and parking spaces or the potholes that kill my car. It's Chicago, I love it, I embrace it and I support it.

Feb 26

Updated 2 days ago

The snowy boulevards sure look beautiful...

So please, don't taint it - pick up your dog sh*t.

  • Seriously, people, no excuses! I almost never catch people not cleaning up, but when I do, there will be some serious shaming. And possibly a "gift" left on their doorstep.

  • Yeah I rarely catch them but I did and had I not had somewhere to be, I would have waited her out longer by staring at her and asking when she'd pick it up. I asked her and she stared at me acting as if she didn't know what I...

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    Yeah I rarely catch them but I did and had I not had somewhere to be, I would have waited her out longer by staring at her and asking when she'd pick it up. I asked her and she stared at me acting as if she didn't know what I was saying. Then looking at her phone. It was the most blatantly disrespectful and unneighborly thing I have witnessed to date. If i knew where she lived it would be on her door step. And even better if i was out with my dog I would have given her a bag. But I wasn't. People are disgusting.

2 days ago

Two guys need a sublet for 2 - 6 months.

I'm trying to help two friends find an apartment to sublet for 2 - 6 months. Prefer 2 bedroom, but may settle for a one bedroom if need be. Looking at $1200 a month max. Does anyone have any ideas? They are open to anywhere on the north and northwest sides.

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Honda Fit Tires Stolen on Belden

Hello All, just a warning... I had ALL of my tires and rims stolen off of my Honda Fit early Sunday morning. It had to have happened after 1am. It happened near 2828 W Belden. I didn't have locking nuts but from what I have been reading it doesn't sound like they would have helped. Keep an eye on your cars folks! I cannot believe this happened 2 block away from the police department. They're doing a great job of patrolling the neighborhood... Not! I am super paranoid that this will happen again. Has this happened to anyone and were you targeted multiple times?

  • Living in the city it would be something to consider when buying a new car... My dad had a car that was known to be targeted for stealing radios. The third time his radio got stolen he gave up. I second the blinking light thing. It sounds silly but it seems to have stopped break ins on my car (one window and one catalytic converter)

  • Sorry that happened to you! The dealer warned me about this when I bought my Fit. The cars are easy targets because they're so light. I park in a garage, so I haven't bothered with the wheel locks yet, but I will probably get them the next time I bring my car in for maintenance.

2 days ago

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