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Mexican chef Dudley Nieto makes his return at Albany Park's Rojo Gusano

Rojo Gusano, 3830 W. Lawrence

    Mexican chef Dudley Nieto makes his return at Albany Park's Rojo Gusano
    click to enlarge It's easy to lose track of the restaurants Dudley Nieto has had a hand in over the decades. Adobo Grill, Zapatista, Xel-Ha, Zocalo, New Rebozo, Chapulin, Chapultepec, La Canasta, Eivissa, Mezcalina, Barbakoa-to name a few.
    http://www.chicagoreader.com

41 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Gang art on wall

Saw this on the wall of a building at St. Louis and Cullom. Right across from Patrick Henry.

  • Peter Zaper Homeowner

    Chris, you are a font of knowledge. Thanks for the updated info.

  • Chris This white lightening done gone to my head

    @Horner: No, they are not from McCarthy's report. They are from my own database of graffiti that I have been maintaining for over 2 years now, sourced from city data. It now has over 3 years of data in it, 404,694 pieces graffiti, 18,512 pieces with images. Updated daily. Each...

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    @Horner: No, they are not from McCarthy's report. They are from my own database of graffiti that I have been maintaining for over 2 years now, sourced from city data. It now has over 3 years of data in it, 404,694 pieces graffiti, 18,512 pieces with images. Updated daily. Each piece identified as gang or non gang, if gang, source and target gang. If not gang, the tagger's name, with a very high level of accuracy. All tied to geo location.

    In regards to 17th being more active in reporting, and that is why 17th has the highest gang tags. I don't think that is the complete case, but might be a factor. Reason I say this is the number of non gang tags are considerably higher. And both the 14th and the 19th districts have people reporting a high number of non gang graffiti (and significant levels of gang graffiti, but not higher than 17th). Therefore, I believe it's more that 17th district just has a high number of gang tags. Many factors build into this. But I think a primary reason is that 17th district is primarily composed of Latino based gangs. Though African American based gangs do tag (despite general opinion), Latino based tag heavier. Combined with large area of 17th district, close proximity of rival gang boundaries, and that 4 aldermen intersect 17th (thus making it easier for each to push it off on another, and harder for them to work together), 17th is ripe for high levels of gang based graffiti.

23 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Looking to hire vet tech or pet sitter for specialized, in-home care - thanks!

Need to hire a vet tech OR pet sitter for experienced in-home administration of sub-cutaneous fluids to our sweet, elderly kitty. (We've called pet hospice providers and asked around at our vet without luck. We've also tried to do this ourselves without success.) Many thanks!

  • It's really hard to give a cat sub-q fluids. Sub-Q day was the only time my kitty Vespa still had some real fight left in her during those last months. One of the vet techs at Higgins Animal Clinic does in-home pet care/dog walking--he gave me his card when I...

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    It's really hard to give a cat sub-q fluids. Sub-Q day was the only time my kitty Vespa still had some real fight left in her during those last months. One of the vet techs at Higgins Animal Clinic does in-home pet care/dog walking--he gave me his card when I mentioned that it was hard to find someone willing to give my elderly cat her meds. His name is Manny, he also speaks Spanish, his phone # is 773-332-9243 and his email is pitlovinmofo@gmail.com (which kinda cracks me up because there's a picture of a chocolate lab on his business card).

  • LinSqGuy Ravenswood Resident

    We use Pawlosophy.net for our kitty care (including very sick ones) in ou r home. They are very reasonable, and can do any type of medicine administration and can tailor the amount of time they spend with your cat to your desires. Additionally, their scheduling/payment system is the easiest I have ever used.

35 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Half time show

I was disgusted that the half time show paid homage to one of the most racist/violent gangs from Chicago. They glorified the black panthers on prime time tv. Repulsive and twisted.

  • Violence and gangs are neighborhood issues. I believe that the violence shown on TV and in video games influences our children and since many of us in the neighborhood have tv's and children it is a neighborhood issue. Not as pleasant a topic as street lites out, bad drivers/ cyclists or trash, etc.

  • SpamAlert Hates being spammed

    Odd. The Carolina Panthers didn't seem all that violent to me. You must have been watching something else on the teevee, Ward. I thought Betty White killed, though. Dab on!

4 days ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Save the bobcats of Illinois

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources has recently proposed changes to two sections of the Illinois Administrative Code that will allow for hunting and trapping of bobcats in southern and western Illinois. These rules are a result of the statute that passed last year.

This rule is on first notice and you will have 45 days to comment. Use the link below to take action by March 11th.

http://sierra.force.com/actions/Illinois?actionId=AR0035109&id=70131000001M3foAAC&data=4c0dc5e5b4f1d41ef48baa036e1e8d6034ecc0503d5634bfb9cfba0705d058c8a111d8f452a066e8a00265817c287212

Bobcats were listed as a threatened species in Illinois from 1977...

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The Illinois Department of Natural Resources has recently proposed changes to two sections of the Illinois Administrative Code that will allow for hunting and trapping of bobcats in southern and western Illinois. These rules are a result of the statute that passed last year.

This rule is on first notice and you will have 45 days to comment. Use the link below to take action by March 11th.

http://sierra.force.com/actions/Illinois?actionId=AR0035109&id=70131000001M3foAAC&data=4c0dc5e5b4f1d41ef48baa036e1e8d6034ecc0503d5634bfb9cfba0705d058c8a111d8f452a066e8a00265817c287212

Bobcats were listed as a threatened species in Illinois from 1977 to 1999 and the current estimated population of bobcats is around 3,000.

There is little scientific evidence to support the conclusion that this important predator has recovered significantly enough to allow harvest.

Without additional science to show that hunting and trapping bobcats can be non-detrimental, these proposed rules should NOT be supported. This species needs to remain protected to prevent it from being added to the threatened list again.

(State Rep. D'Amico voted IN FAVOR of the bobcat-killing legislation )

    Oppose Bobcat Hunting Proposed Rules
    http://sierra.force.com
  • zippy8 mostly happy resident

    Thank you. Bobcats are not very common in Illinois so why should they be hunted. No reason. Hunt deer IF anything, there's too many in some areas & Lyme disease is spreading.

  • SpamAlert Hates being spammed

    " I don't have any objection to killing animals so long as it's responsibly and environmentally done."

    Unfortunately, you haven't presented any science-based reasons in support of your position. I think your reference to the bobcat as a "relatively harmless animal" shows that you are basing your reaction on emotions. Harmless or dangerous (and to whom I might ask) is not really the point in managing this species. Although, thank goodness, they do predate on deer.

Dec 11

Updated 7 hours ago

Santa list. Please fix our alley light and street light.

Months have gone by and still the alley light is not fixed after reporting it multiple times.
The street light is still out after weeks of reporting that multiple times. I wonder if you did a survey if the response time on fixing things is different.

7 hours ago

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24 hours ago

Updated 8 hours ago

Car Tire Thief

Over the past few weeks someone has been stealing garden bricks from our front lawn. Yesterday we discovered where the stolen bricks were going, the thief is using them to steal car tires. A car parked on Troy Ave, near Cullom, had all four of its tires stolen and our bricks were left holding up the car.

  • I may have 4 of your garden bricks in my garage. It happened to my neighbor a few weeks ago. Right on Irving Park Rd!!! I can't believe how bold these criminals are! Lemme know if you want me to send a photo of those bricks and get them back to you.

  • It sounds like you had an opportunity to catch the people doing it if you could have caught the people stealing your garden bricks on film. You should probably always go directly to police with these things instead of posting it on the Web where the perps will/can now know...

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    It sounds like you had an opportunity to catch the people doing it if you could have caught the people stealing your garden bricks on film. You should probably always go directly to police with these things instead of posting it on the Web where the perps will/can now know you are onto them. Assuming the police dare enough to try and find out who is doing it. I suppose it's unlikely that an auto/tire theif is browsing everyblock, but you never know! Sorry to hear about the missing bricks though! It's never a good feeling to have things stolen, ESPECIALLY when you know they are doing OTHER crimes with your property once it's stolen.

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2 days ago

Updated 11 hours ago

Double Parking, parking by fire hydrants and across crosswalks.

Couldn't believe yesterday when a family member was backing into a parking space and this guy double parks next to the family members car. Then another car double parks behind that car. They are picking up 1 person who doesn't come out right away. We've had another neighbor who regulary double parks when there is a spot right by it or has vistors up to 3 cars double parked. How many times have I had to walk around a car parked at a cross walk.

  • robin in WRP Raising a 3rd generation WRPer

    Janu - I suggest making an appointment to discuss your concerns with the District Commander; venting on everyblock won't make a change.

  • Just hoping it will change just 1 persons mind and not be so rude to double park or park by fire plugs or in the middle of an alley. Find a spot and park on another block to park. How many times a car is double parked and cars are trying to squeeze pass and we think our car is going to get hit. It seems like the people they are picking up are never ready.

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5 days ago

Updated 17 hours ago

Aldermen Call Lincoln Towing to Testify, Propose a 'Towing Bill of Rights'

Diab began the petition after a family claimed Lincoln Towing improperly towed their family car from a spot behind their apartment in the 4100 block of North California Avenue. The family argued the car had been parked in the spot since September.

This article has 1 other Chicago location (Show)

Lincoln Towing, at 4882 N. Clark St., returned the car Tuesday telling the car's owner in an email that the tow truck driver was "new to this type of towing and has been licensed for less than 1 year."

    Aldermen Call Lincoln Towing to Testify, Propose a 'Towing Bill of Rights'
    UPTOWN - After decades of complaints from wronged drivers, two aldermen said it's time for Lincoln Towing to finally face the music. Ald. Ameya Pawar (47th) said he's been working with Ald. Ariel Reboyras (30th) to introduce a resolution at City Council Wednesday asking Lincoln Towing "to testify on their towing practices and policies" and develop a "towing bill of rights" based on other major cities.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

  • future alderman future alderman

    are u coming to michael's jeff? I'll split a beef pizza with you. 7ish

  • Arts Advocate 4639 Uptown's Most Persistent Artist

    Michael's makes a great Italian beef, never had it on the pizza 🍕, would make a fine accompaniment...perhaps with green pepper.

29 hours ago

Looking to Nebraska—and the Ricketts family—for leadership

...why went unexplained. A later DNAinfo story said 25-year-old Pablo Ulloa of the 4700 block of North Whipple had been shot in self-defense and no charges had been filed...

    Looking to Nebraska-and the Ricketts family-for leadership
    click to enlarge Chicago Cubs Baseball Club LLC/Stephen Green Last fall Governing magazine published a survey of America's first-year governors. Most were doing well, but two were "struggling." One struggler was Nebraska's Pete Ricketts, the other was our own Bruce Rauner.
    http://www.chicagoreader.com

2 days ago

Updated 29 hours ago

Recycling

Have to read again the proper way to recycle. Didn't know they didn't want pizza boxes or fast food drink cups. Am I suppose to wash out other containers?

  • I love how the city has been handling the recycling program. Roughly half of the bins on my block have orange stickers. Although myself and my tenants are aware of the rules, people dump random stuff into our bins that isn't acceptable.

  • I wish they would empty my recycle bins. They are over flowing and the stuff is starting to blow around the alley. I'm now saving my recyclables in a bag on the deck until the bins are empty. It seems like they come every 2.5 weeks or so now for a pick up.

Jan 27

Updated 31 hours ago

Neighborhood looks like an open air dump

Hi folks - With the warmer weather recently, a lot of snow has melted and exposed an insane amount of garbage in our neighborhood. I walked to the train today from Irving to Montrose, I couldn't believe all the trash in front lawns and parkways. It is disgusting.

Please, take five minutes and go out front with a trash bag. Collect as much as you can. Let's take a bit more pride in our surroundings. And yes, to the inevitable trolls that will come out: I have already done so myself and will do it again when I get home. But, the problem seems so widespread right now that we all need to chip in a bit more.

Thank you.

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