Follow Us On Twitter
|Join Our Mailing List|
Advancing the commercial and civic interests of Logan Square.
Communicate With Us Online
Our Members Have a Lot To Share With You!
Haunted Emporium 2
Monday, Octiber 24th through Thursday October 27th 7:00 pm - 1:00 am
A very special haunted house experience presented by Emporium & Do312.
This year we’ve decided to build a real-life, actual haunted house inside Emporium Logan Square – this year with a Haunted Hotel theme. Check in ASAP to make sure we have a vacancy for you – it’s going to be a terrifyingly good time! The event is co-presented by Emporium and Do312 with production from Anarchitype Productions Party with us this Halloweek and see if you can make it to the end without turning back around.
City Lit Books "In Brief Book Club"
Tuesday, October 25th 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Every month, City Lit Book's In Brief Book Club will explore a work of collected short stories or personal essays from writers both new and established.
This month's selection "In the Country" by Mia Alvar
Live/Work Space Presentation by ArtHouse/Niche Realty
Wednesday, October 26th 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Please join us for a tour and talk about making your live/work dreams a reality brought to you by: ArtHouse Chicago, husARchitecture and Prospect Mortgage. This is your chance to tour a raw live work condo in the south loop and learn more about what it takes to purchase and develop Live Work Space in Chicago. Doors open at 6:00 for touring the space and networking, presentation beings at 6:30.
We will discuss: zoning, special use permits, financing, types of Live/Work Space, renovations And more.
City Lit Books "Weird & Wonderful" Book Club
Wednesday, October 26th 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Every month, City Lit Book's Weird & Wonderful Book Club will celebrate the Weird be it science fiction, speculative fiction, fantasy, meta-fiction, magical realism, and genres otherwise strange.
This month's selection "Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency" by Douglas Adams
Halloween Yoga With Cats at Harmony House For Cats
Friday, October 28th 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Join us for a spooktacular Halloween one hour beginner yoga class. Don't forget to bring your own mat. We will provide the cats decked out in Halloween attire to support and inspire your yoga practice.
Paint a Halloween Masterpiece at Pinot's Palette
Friday, October 28th 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Paint a Spooky Halloween Painting and Enjoy your favorite Cocktail, Beer, or Wine at our bar! Bring your Friends, a date, family, and your creativity!
Family Frankenstein Paint Party at Pinot's
Saturday, October 29th 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Great Painting Class for Kids or Adults! Come Celebrate Halloween and Paint “Frankie.” Full Bar will be open, so just bring your family, friends, and creativity!
13th Annual Logan Square Halloween Parade
Sunday, October 30th 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Hey boos and ghouls, it’s that time of year again. Join us at the monument at 5:00 pm on Sunday October 30th to chat and spy all of the little mummies and goblins before we begin marching at 5:30ish. We’ll head south down Kedzie before looping around and ending up at Lula Cafe for warm apple cider and fresh cookies provided by the wonderful owners Jason and Lea. Meet up at the Illinois Centennial Monument–you know, that big white pointy thing in the center of the traffic circle at Kedzie and Milwaukee Avenues. Mucca Pazza is pending but we’ll definitely have a loud intro and as always please bring along your musical instruments or noise-makers (is there a difference when in the hands of toddlers?) and be prepared to use them.
Merry Meows Holiday Bazaar & Open House
Caturday, November 12th 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Meet our cats and buy unique gifts for your family, friends and felines. Enjoy a winter brew at the Donation Beer Bar, shop for handcrafted jewelry, crafts and gifts, plus an incredible selection of homemade baked goods.
All funds raised from the event go to the care of the cats at Harmony House.
Let Us Give Thanks For What We Have By Giving To Those In Need!
Once again, we are proud to be a collection site for Chicago City Clerk Susana A. Mendoza's winter coat drive benefiting Hands of Hope for You. All coats collected between now and Wednesday, November 30th, will be distributed to various women's shelters throughout the Chicagoland area.
14th District "Holiday Food Drive"
The district will be collecting food and distributing it to local food pantries and shelters for the Holiday season until November 22nd. We will begin another collection from November 28th thru December 22nd.
The Greater Chicago Food Depository has a great list of opportunities.
For information on "Toys For Tots" and how to donate click here
Logan Square Eagle Statues to Benefit Logan Square Preservation
What better way to celebrate the neighborhood pride than bringing a piece of Logan Square into your living room?
The project is a partnership between Logan Square Preservation and the Chicago Public Library.
Each statue, standing just taller than one foot, costs $50. The neighborhood group will ship a statue to anyone interested for an additional $7.
Logan Square Preservation will use the proceeds on projects such as replanting trees lost to emerald ash borer on the boulevards, clearing snow on the square and advocating for preservation of the neighborhood's unique architecture.
City Lit Books "Story Time"
City Lit Books
Join us every Saturday from 10:30 am to 11:30 am (you're welcome to pop in late!). We'll have sing-alongs and read-alongs!
Welcome to Logan Square!
The Logan Square Chamber of Commerce is an association of over 150 local businesses including restaurants, retailers, doctors, lawyers, beauty salons, realtors etc. As a delegate agency of the City of Chicago, we help existing business owners achieve success, advocate for community improvements and encourage new businesses to locate in our community. Read more about the Chamber and how to contact us.
Small Business Center Website
Preview the Small Business Center website, a one-stop destination for small business owners and entrepreneurs, for information on licenses, permits, and additional resources available to small businesses in Chicago. Please send your feedback to email@example.com.
Logan Square Aldermen
Monthly Business Education Workshops
In the opinion of the Logan Square Chamber this is the most effective investment in time any small business or entrepreneur can make.
The Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection (BACP) offers workshops every Wednesday and Friday. Workshops will vary each month and are conducted by City Officials, experts and partner business organizations. All workshops are free, and open to the public. Workshops are held at BACP's offices located at 121 N. LaSalle St., City Hall Room 805, Chicago, IL 60602. Facebook facebook.com/ChicagoBACP?fref=nf
BACP is also offering a program designed to give business owners the essential elements in starting and growing a business.
* Attend nine workshops at BACP and earn a Business Start-Up Certificate.
For more information or to register for a workshop call 312-744-5344. or download calendar:
"Save the Dates" for 2016 City Festivals/Events
Chicago Park District Program Sign-up
Forest Preserve's Schedule
Your favorite Chicago festivals are on the horizon. Save the dates for these and more.
Chicago Park District Halloween Events
City of Chicago Halloween Events
March 4 - October 26: Chicago Food Truck Fest
October 7 - December 16: Juicebox
October 7 - December 16: Wired Fridays
October 13 - 23: chicago museum week
October 22: Halloween Gathering Festival & Parade
Visit cityofchicago.org/dcase for more information and more special events in 2016! All dates are subject to change.
The Census Bureau's Chicago Regional Office is currently seeking Field Representatives in Cook County to interview respondents.
Bicycling Safe Routes Ambassadors
Connecting Youth to a Successful Future with a Summer Job in Chicago onesummerchicago.org
Humboldt Park among others are seeking seasonal instructors click here for more information
EMT Training Class for Women (Tuition Free)
An EMT is an Emergency Medical Technician. These are the first responders who’s duty it is to assess, stabilize and transport patients in a medical emergency. To qualify you must be:
Employment Opportunities With the Chicago Housing Authority
click here to apply
BRIGHT FUTURE: CPD & CFD Recruiting / Info Sessions
Those with sophomore students in high school considering careers of service in the Chicago Police or Fire Departments are encouraged to attend one of several recruitment and information sessions for the Class of 2017 coming up in the next few months.
AT&T is Now Hiring Sales Consultants
JOB OPPORTUNITIES WITH THE CITY
Bilingual Employees Needed at O'Hare
The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago has job openings available. If you would like to see the job listings and want more information, please click here.
Scam and Fraud Alerts
From the Illinois Secretary of State
Corporate Scam Alert— A firm called Corporate Records Service is contacting Illinois businesses in an attempt to collect a $125 fee to fill out a corporation’s “Annual Minutes Records Form.” The Illinois Business Corporation Act does not require corporations to file a “Minutes Records Form” or pay such a fee with the state or any private entity. Please contact the Illinois Attorney General’s Office Consumer Fraud Division at 800-243-0618 to file a complaint regarding this scam solicitation.
From the IRS
The Internal Revenue Service today issued an alert to payroll and human resources professionals to beware of an emerging phishing email scheme that purports to be from company executives and requests personal information on employees. The IRS has learned this scheme already has claimed several victims as payroll and human resources offices mistakenly email payroll data including Forms W-2 that contain Social Security numbers and other personally identifiable information to cybercriminals posing as company executives. If your CEO appears to be emailing you for a list of company employees, check it out before you respond. Everyone has a responsibility to remain diligent about confirming the identity of people requesting personal information about employees.
Read more from the IRS here
From the BACP
Know Before You Hire a Tax Preparer
Every tax season unsuspecting Chicagoans fall victim to tax preparation firms that use hidden charges and recommend unnecessary and expensive tax refund products like Refund Anticipation Loans (RALS) or Refund Anticipation Checks (RACS) to make a profit at the expense of citizens' deserved tax refunds. For more information click here
Always Be Alert
The Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection protects consumers from deception and fraud in the marketplace. We accept and investigate complaints submitted online or via 311. BACP promotes consumer awareness to help consumers protect themselves.
MasterCard Phone Scam Hits Northern Illinois
Many consumers in Northern Illinois are reporting that they are receiving automated messages stating that their MasterCard has been compromised. The consumer is instructed to call and verify their information in order to get a new card. The Better Business Bureau warns that if an automated system calls asking for credit card information it is probably a scam. The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is offering tips on what consumers need to know to protect themselves. If you should receive one of these calls you should: Not return a call from a pre-recorded message. If speaking to a live "operator" ask for his/or her name, department and extension. Then hang up call the number on the back of your card and ask for that person. Never provide personal or financial information to someone you do not know. Feel free to just hang-up. Using the number on the back of your card or on your statement call the credit card company that issued your card if you have security questions or concerns.
FRAUD ALERT: Warning for Property Owners in Cook County
The Cook County Recorder of Deeds encourages all property owners to sign up for notification every time paperwork is filed regarding their property.
ComED Phone Payment Scams
ComEd warns of individuals calling ComEd customers and falsely claiming their service will be disconnected unless payment is made. ComED will never call you to ask you for cash or request that you purchase a prepaid credit card to make a payment on your bill. If you have concerns about the status of your account, please call ComEd Customer Service at 800-334-7661. Visit comed.com/scamalert to learn more.
IRS Warns About Continuing Scam Phone Calls
The IRS is continuing to warning to taxpayers not to be fooled by impostors posing as tax agency representatives. These callers may demand money or may say you have a refund due and try to trick you into sharing private information. These con artists can sound convincing when they call. They may know a lot about you, and they usually alter the caller ID to make it look like the IRS is calling. They use fake names and bogus IRS identification badge numbers. If you don't answer, they often leave an "urgent" callback request. If you get a phone call from someone claiming to be from the IRS and asking for money, here's what you should do: If you know you owe taxes or think you might owe, call the IRS at 800-829-1040. The IRS workers can help you with a payment issue. If you know you don't owe taxes or have no reason to believe that you do, report the incident to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) at 800-366-4484 or at www.tigta.gov. If you've been targeted by this scam, also contact the Federal Trade Commission and use their "FTC Complaint Assistant" at ftc.gov. Please add "IRS Telephone Scam" to the comments of your complaint. Remember, too, the IRS does not use email, text messages or any social media to discuss your personal tax issue. For more information on reporting tax scams, go to www.irs.gov.
BACP Campaigns to Help Consumers Understand Credit Reports and Avoid Becoming Victims of Fraud
To help consumers stay safe, BACP has launched a campaign to ensure consumers know their rights when it comes to credit and avoid becoming victims of fraud. "The City of Chicago protects consumers from fraud by resolving complaints and taking action against fraudulent businesses," said Commissioner Maria Guerra Lapacek of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection. "We also take a proactive approach by promoting consumer awareness through educational campaigns to help people protect themselves."
Commercial Real Estate Locator
Commercial Real Estate available for lease or for sale in Logan Square.
Please try visiting the City of Chicago's new Site Selector online program:
Commercial property owners in Logan Square, please submit available spaces by e-mailing: firstname.lastname@example.org