6 days ago

Updated 37 min ago

People, I beg of you, please!

I have a big, strong dog. He has fear aggression. He wears a muzzle outside and gets treats for being calm. We are working with a behaviorist. I am working very hard to train him out of his fears and bad habits.

Please, If you see us on the street, don't be fooled by how closely he pays attention to me (I've got the treats!) or how calm he seems. If I ask you not to approach with your dog...

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I have a big, strong dog. He has fear aggression. He wears a muzzle outside and gets treats for being calm. We are working with a behaviorist. I am working very hard to train him out of his fears and bad habits.

Please, If you see us on the street, don't be fooled by how closely he pays attention to me (I've got the treats!) or how calm he seems. If I ask you not to approach with your dog or young child, please respect my words. It doesn't make a difference if your child loves dogs or if your dog is a sweet, docile snuggle bug.

Yes, he's muzzled up and can't hurt you, but you hurt him when you don't listen to me. He doesn't need anymore setbacks from well-meaning people. I understand you think he is sweet/handsome and you want to pet him. He doesn't. He thinks you're trying to hurt him - or me.

I'm not asking you to be afraid or cross the street if you see us. Passing us on the sidewalk is no longer an issue. If he gets riled up by your dog, I will cross the street. Don't worry. I want us all to be safe and enjoy a pleasant walk.

I expect that some people will flame this post and tell me to "put him down." I don't have to defend myself to you and I won't. I am not putting people in danger. I'm simply asking you not to try to introduce your dog to mine, or encourage your child to try to pet him.

Thank you!

  • Tas mania Devil Irving and california

    BTW keep in mind those who are having issue with their dogs might not be the dog but you and how you respond in turn they are responding. you show fear then they do as well. could be many things just need to find it and work from there

  • Sarah P. 10 year resident Albany Park - condo owner

    You can't change or expect other people to understand and respond to your personal situation. If you have a pet that has special circumstances, there is no reasonable way for everyday people to know this. You can put a yellow ribbon or a special vest on your pet, but the...

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    You can't change or expect other people to understand and respond to your personal situation. If you have a pet that has special circumstances, there is no reasonable way for everyday people to know this. You can put a yellow ribbon or a special vest on your pet, but the general "non pet owning/animal loving" public knows or understands what these symbols mean. You own the pet and it is your responsibility to keep that pet safe from itself and others. If it can't handle being around people in a normal, friendly way, it's on you to walk/exercise your pet in a situation where it won't be approached. You can only control your end of the situation. I love dogs but can't own one. Many of my neighbors happily let me say hello and pet their pups. If there is a problem with that, a simple "please don't approach my dog, he's anxious or unfriendly" works. The responsibility is ultimately on you.

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stabbing/battery last night at montrose & mozart

I went to 711 at 2:30-3AM last night and there was an ambulance parked out front. When I got inside, the dude working said that someone just came in 10 minutes prior and asked him to call 911, saying he was stabbed and beaten with a tire iron near montrose & mozart and they stole his wallet. Said the victim was a younger asian kid.

This is all I could find about it: https://twitter.com/Chicago_Scanner/status/525929104982306816

Anyone hear about this?

  • George F in Ravenswood displaced New Yorker

    By the way, in my opinion the right thing to do is not concern myself with the company that I work for, but to help my neighbor/victim.

  • Tas mania Devil Irving and california

    When will chicagoans realize you are now allowed to carry concealed weapons with the proper training. worth the money and could have prevented this

Jul 23

Updated 5 hours ago

Shots fired this morning at Central Park and Cullum

Can't seem to find too much information on this. I didn't hear it happen, but I saw a police investigation with a lot of evidence tags near what appeared to be 20 or so spent casings. Neighbor said he heard a lot of shots from a semi-automatic weapon. Anyone else have any further information?

  • Spam alert. Get control of this thread.

    Thaddeus if you have 25m and still hang around this hellhole then you are looking for trouble. See you in prison or dead soon. Otherwise get out and start fresh. Tell no one...just go.

  • Tas mania Devil Irving and california

    b-dover i love that advice LMFAO

    TJ you park your cars at your friends house on drake really? why wouldn't you park them were you are staying now? My spider sense says there is far more to his story that HE isn't saying just for the fact he felt the need to post a response if in fact its really him. to each is their own

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Trick or Treat 2014

Hey everyone,

Does anyone know when trick or treat is this year in Albany Park? I've been trying to find information and can't find anything. I don't know if it's done by ward or neighborhood, but I'm near Montrose and Pulaski.

Thanks,

Vince

7 hours ago

Three charged with robbing 7-Eleven stores

Mark Ayala, 18, of the 4100 block of N. Central Park Avenue in Chicago; Reuben Miller, 22, of the 1500 block of Birch Avenue in Hanover Park...

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Northwest suburban police blotter

...Bilguun Enkhbat, 24, of the 4600 block of North St. Louis Street, Chicago, was arrested around 8:30 p.m. Sept. 29 at Walmart, Mount Prospect Plaza...

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• Dolores A. Sosa, 23, of the 3500 block of West 72nd Street, Chicago, was arrested around 1:30 a.m. Oct. 19 at Rivers Casino, 3000 S. River Road, and charged with disorderly conduct, resisting a peace officer, battery, and criminal trespass to real property. Her court date is Dec. 5.

...Thomas W. Higham, 54, of the 5600 block of West Byron, Chicago, was arrested around 2:45 p.m. Oct. 11 at Shelley Road and Shelley...

• Thieves stole approximately 10,000 baseball cards between Sept. 8 and Oct. 3 out of the trunk of a 2001 Pontiac Bonneville at Suburban Towing, 1595 Jarvis. Value was estimated at $10,000.

• Lindsey A. Tortorello, 53, of the 1000 block of North Kedzie Avenue, Chicago, was arrested Oct. 15 at Jewel, 45 S. Plum Grove Road, and charged with retail theft. Reports said an employee saw her take merchandise valued at $281.

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Darning? Repairing moth holes in a wool sweater

I have a black wool sweater that I love and would like to have the small moth holes repaired. I understand that it won't look like it did I just want the holes closed. Does anyone know of someone who can do this?
Thank you.

  • I too have a sweater issue. I bit off a little more than I could chew while knitting an Icelandic sweater. I've finished the knitting except for the part where the buttons and button holes go. I need someone to finish the sweater using their expertise. Does anyone know of a place where I can get this done?

  • see Figo at Devrim cleaners. Without a trace will try to charge you $100+ for a simple repair. Figo is fair, fixed 2 of my heavy cable knot sweaters for $50, multiple large holes, can't see the repairs.

2 days ago

Updated 14 hours ago

Deb Mell loves red light cameras

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-red-light-cameras-city-council-met-1029-20141028-story.html

"I love the red light cameras," said Ald. Deb Mell, 33rd. "I think it's great. I think people drive too fast in the city."

Even though the camera system invloved bribes, first company fired, obvious spikes that happened to fill budget gap. No refunds for people who were cheated due to the 2.9 second yellow light exception.

Deb Mell voted 100% with Mayor Emanuel, rubber stamp anyone?

http://takebackchicago.org

  • Chris hey Andy, are you goofin' on Elvis?

    If the cameras are not earning enough revenue to pay them off, I'd deduct that this wasn't a real problem to begin with, and all this was a waste of time, money, and resources when the city has other much more important problems at hand, like pension reform and gang activity.

  • The most frustrating thing about Deb for me is her staff, which I believe were her dad's. I don't get the long delays in responding to constituents and at times flat out rude responses (some I've screen shot and sent to her). She tends to get ish done for me.. when I tweet at her directly (which I don't actually want to do).

    If she's going to be a machine alderman and always vote with the mayor, at least get things done in the area.

15 hours ago

Police seek help finding man with dementia

Hector Rivera, who lives in the 3200 block of West Warner Avenue, was last seen around noon Thursday when he walked away from his relatives’ home in...

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...last seen around noon Thursday when he walked away from his relatives’ home in the 2200 block of North Kimball Avenue in the Logan Square neighborhood, according to a news release from the Chicago Police Department...

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Police seek missing man with dementia

Hector Rivera, who lives in the 3200 block of West Warner Avenue, was last seen around noon Thursday when he walked away from his relatives’ home in...

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...last seen around noon Thursday when he walked away from his relatives’ home in the 2200 block of North Kimball Avenue in the Logan Square neighborhood, according to a news release from the Chicago Police Department...

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Jun 12

Updated 28 hours ago

Opinions about Life Performance Gym on Kedzie, f/k/a BodyWorx

Hi - noticed this gym last weekend and was hoping to get people's updated opinions on it, since previous posts/Yelp reviews were quite negative. Apparently many people were upset at the outset when it was called BodyWorx and they signed people up before it opened and continued to charge their cards despite the fact that is was under construction for several more years. Now it appears to be a functional gym, but any positives or negatives from my neighbors? Thanks! Catherine

  • E.G. Albany Park

    Luckily, i used a credit card and had the merchant blocked and the money returned. I sent a certified letter stating my intent to not renew my membership( after trying to come in and fill out a cancellation form) so my experience with this gym is over.

    If what is happing to you is true and you can prove it i would seek help from the attorney general's office or consumer affairs

    Also, his name isnt Justin James, it's Justin Kelly.

  • Thanks. I filed with consumer. I wish it wasn't true honestly. This has been the worst businesses experience ever. My bank wouldn't do a merchant block so i had to completely shut down

30 hours ago

Chicago's First Community-Funded Mental Health Center Opens in Irving Park

"What our community did is unprecedented in the city of Chicago," said Sharon Nichols, a resident of Independence Park and board member of the Coalition to Save Our Mental Health Centers, which led the charge to create The Kedzie Center, 4141 N. Kedzie Ave.

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Needed: Parking Space

Hi Everyone!
I am looking for a single reserved parking space near Kedzie, Leland, or Sawyer. Any help tracking one down would be appreciated.

Thanks!

  • Hi. I have a driveway space available at Leland & Albany. I will private message you.

45 hours ago

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Updated 2 days ago

New graffiti tag near Sawyer and Montrose

This showed up within the last several days on the back East wall of Marie's Golden Cue and is visible from the street on Sawyer. I reported it to the graffiti removal service and to the 33rd Ward office.

  • inssane North Sider since 1981

    I have heard that police advise not to post these gang tags, as members like the 'exposure'. For the future. I learned that recently.

    Stay safe

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