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Missing dog

Missing today near gunnison and lawrence slipped away while door was open my niece is looking for her tried posting on lost dogs if anyone knows or seen her which by the way the dog is named chocolate please be kind and post ...

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El Mogote

If you haven't eaten at El Mogote it's a definite must! They've rehabbed the menu and decor and it's incredible. I grew up in Mexico City and am usually disappointed with mexican food in the US, but not here! It's on the corner of Kedzie & Argyle and they deliver, plus have brunch and BYOB. What's better than that?!

  • Haven't had a burrito, so I can't vouch for those. I've had the enchiladas, tamales d.f., flautas, quesadillas, and all the tacos - delicious!

  • I love it here, too! I live very near and was crushed when I saw that they had closed, until I read the signs in the windows. I eagerly anticipated their reopening and I am so glad they are back. This is my go-to place for quickly going out to bring back a meal and they are always to pleasant there.

25 hours ago

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Sunday Morning and Empty Six-packs

Why is it necessary for people to dump their empty six packs (empty bottles in the cardboard sleeve in the plastic bag) on the parkway or in peoples' gardens ?

Time for some public service advertising against littering.

  • firefly531@comcast.net piano studio

    The litter is one of the first things I noticed when I moved to this neighborhood 8 years ago from Lincoln Park - where I never noticed it. What's up with people here? Were they raised in a barn? Who throws trash onto grass & streets? It's disgusting. Have some pride in where you live. I don't get it.

  • The Crusty Pirate Old crotchety pirate captain (retired)

    signs wont work on the uncivilized.

2 days ago

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Sacramento Ave and Montrose Ave

Gunshots (I heard four shots around 2am) that led to a three-car accident. The navy blue car had three bullet holes, two on the passenger side and one in the back.

  • Condos are NOT the problem. More likely, bad Section 8 landlords who aten't invested in the area. I stand by what I said; I never heard a gunshot in five years and there was minimal tagging. I am talking about the area east of Kedzie and north of Montrose, yes west of Kedzie was always a bit different story. There were never many cops around back in the day either.

  • Irving Dave Friendly neighbor

    I think M F hit the nail on the head - solution isn't more policing it's giving something positive for youth to put their energy into. 10 years ago was a different world when teenagers weren't able to share and talk smack to one another over Twitter/Facebook/etc.

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People parking at CVS on Pulaski, then urinating in the alley

Getting pretty sick and tired of seeing this happening on an almost daily basis. I don't know if this is a holdover from the old grocery store days, but its usually some random drinking a few beers in his car near the west entrance, gets out, walks around the fence to the alley and takes a leak. I've seen this at least 6 times from 4 different people in the last 3 weeks. WTF is wrong with people.

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Stop sign at Lawndale and Agatite - warning

I live on Lawndale and I've noticed regularly that people completely disregard the stop sign at the corner of Lawndale & Agatite. I had to assume that it wasn't properly visible because I like to think people aren't actively ignoring it. Today, however, as I was crossing the street holding my 2 1/2 year old's hand, someone in an SUV seemed to speed up as she passed across Sunnyside, ran the stop sign while we were halfway through the crosswalk...

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I live on Lawndale and I've noticed regularly that people completely disregard the stop sign at the corner of Lawndale & Agatite. I had to assume that it wasn't properly visible because I like to think people aren't actively ignoring it. Today, however, as I was crossing the street holding my 2 1/2 year old's hand, someone in an SUV seemed to speed up as she passed across Sunnyside, ran the stop sign while we were halfway through the crosswalk at 40+ miles an hour, and rolled her eyes at my husband when he tried to block her from hitting our toddler. This was malicious and it was wrong. We looked both ways before crossing (despite the one way street), held his hand, and were halfway across the street when she was a block away and she still almost hit him.

I don't want to lose faith in humanity but this really upsets me. I just wish in my shocked state that I'd had the wherewithal to get her license plate - though she was driving so fast I doubt I could have.

So beware all of you pedestrians that we have a rash of people who think of stop signs as mere nuisances and small children as road kill fodder.

  • What color SUV? There have been past reports of someone in a dark SUV doing the same thing in that neighborhood.

  • It was a dark (but not black - like dark gray) SUV driven by a woman in her 30s/40s. I hate to hear I'm not the only one.

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Repost picture of missing dog Austin and Gunnison area

Here is a much better picture of my niece's dog named chocolate who went missing yesterday am ... if anyone seen or found her please be kind and respond to this post and we can have her owners contact you .... im told there is a reward if found ....

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City Chicken : A New Novel Inspired by Gompers Park

Hi everybody, I've written and recently self-released an illustrated middle grade novel (ages 6-11). I know that this forum isn't for advertising, but it also felt enough about the neighborhood that it was worth a share.

The story is about Crispy, a duck, who thinks that she is a City Chicken who lives in a park that is inspired by Gompers Park. She and her friends travel on the river to Rogers Park on their quest to find more City...

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Hi everybody, I've written and recently self-released an illustrated middle grade novel (ages 6-11). I know that this forum isn't for advertising, but it also felt enough about the neighborhood that it was worth a share.

The story is about Crispy, a duck, who thinks that she is a City Chicken who lives in a park that is inspired by Gompers Park. She and her friends travel on the river to Rogers Park on their quest to find more City Chickens.

It is a fun book with great illustrations by Patrick Burnell. I have a 1.5 y/o and I read it to her all the time.

If you, or anyone you know is interested, the ebook is FREE and the paperback is for sale on my website:

www.citychickenbook.com

This is a DIY project, so any shares, mentions, support will be greatly appreciated. There is also a Facebook page for the book linked from the website.

Thank you all very much (and I do apologize if this is too much advertisement, not enough neighborhood news).

Todd

  • Toddd North Mayfair resident

    In fact, it does go into the origin of the dish! I think you'll enjoy it! Thanks for the interest!

  • Jane Spec North Center resident

    It was called mock chicken by my family. I still see it in stores sometimes. Might need to have some and go down memory lane.

36 hours ago

Updated 18 hours ago

Found dog: Albany and Gunnison

Hi everyone, my friend found a small black-and-white shih tzu type of dog. I took her in for the night. She's well-groomed and wasn't hungry, so I feel like she might have just slipped her collar. Will take her to a vet to look for a microchip, but I wondered if anyone recognized her.

  • Hope she finds her owners .... thought it would have been my niece 's dog who got lost today too ... :(

  • If you haven't already, check Lost Dogs Illinois on Facebook. And consider leaving a "found" posting there. Please don't take it to the city pound. They have a terrible canine flu outbreak and sending a dog there would undoubtedly expose it.

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One Dead, At Least 10 Others Wounded in Shootings Overnight

The boy walked to Swedish Covenant Hospital, Cooper said. Police believe he was shot in the 4400 block of North Sacramento Street.

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The shooter walked up to the man and shot him, then fled, Cooper said. The victim was found by police in the 5000 block of West Quincy Street. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where he is listed in critical condition.

• At 4:15 a.m. an 18-year-old man was shot while walking on the sidewalk in the 2200 block of West Touhy Avenue in West Rogers Park. According to police, three other men walked up to him and fired shots, striking the victim in the right thigh. 

• Minutes earlier in Back of the Yards, around 4:03 a.m., a 40-year-old man was shot in the 5100 block of South Marshfield Avenue, Cooper said. 

• A 21-year-old man was shot at 2:18 a.m. in the 5700 block of South Bishop Street in Englewood. According to police, the man was standing in an alley when the shooter drove by in a red sedan drove past him and fired shots.

• Around 1:35 a.m., a 21-year-old man was shot in the 6400 block of South Justine Street in the Englewood neighborhood, Cooper said. The man told police he was standing on the sidewalk when two men walked toward him and fired shots.

• At the same time just two miles up the street, two men were shot in the 5300 block of South Justine Street in Back of the Yards, police said.

2 days ago

Updated 46 hours ago

Lost chicken

One of our chickens escaped from our back yard on the north end of 4700 block of Whipple. She's kinda small, and fluffy white. If you find her, please let me know and I'll come get her.

  • Lukie 25 year resident of North Park

    I hope you find her. I see loose hens, sometimes roosters, now and then..... but how does one catch them?

  • Val K Concerned Chicagoan

    Catching them can be tricky. This one will actually squat when you start to chase her, but mostly you just have to try and corner them.

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Questions About Mail Delivery and Locked Gates

I just moved to the neighborhood; my house has a wrought iron fence with a locking gate, and a mailbox on the inside of the fence. As currently set up, the postal carrier comes through the gate, which is left unlocked, puts the mail in the box and moves on. This requires leaving the front gate unlocked.

(1) I would like to start locking the front gate. Will the Post Office accept a key for the gate? I assume not,...

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I just moved to the neighborhood; my house has a wrought iron fence with a locking gate, and a mailbox on the inside of the fence. As currently set up, the postal carrier comes through the gate, which is left unlocked, puts the mail in the box and moves on. This requires leaving the front gate unlocked.

(1) I would like to start locking the front gate. Will the Post Office accept a key for the gate? I assume not, but figured I'd check to see what others' experience in the neighborhood has been been.

(2) If the Post Office will not accept a key, what are my options for getting mail delivered while keeping the gate locked? I assume my best option is to have the mailbox reconfigured, so that it is accessible from outside the fence, kind of like in this example, from a local contractor's website: http://www.icporches.com/files/SN851643.JPG If so, anyone have recommendations for a good contractor who does this kind of work? Approximately ow much does it cost? Is this kind of set up OK with whatever postal regulations govern this sort of thing?

(3) Anything else I should know about mail delivery, mail box configuration, locking gates or the whole wrought iron fence thing? Sorry if any of these questions sound basic, the only other time I've had an outside mailbox was when I lived in a rural area, no fences, locking gates, etc., so this is all new to me. Thanks in advance!

  • Yes. Very nice neighborhood guy named Dan you could find him and send him a message on everyblock.com Hammerman@Lincolnsquare is his handle. Fast reliable knowledgeable clean cut and has many years experience. He does it all.

  • EEH

    For UPS and FedEx type deliveries, if the gate lock has a keypad, you can include the code in your address on those packages, i.e.

    Joe Smith
    123 Main St
    Gate Code 9122
    Chicago, IL 60611

2 days ago

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