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Is this typical now?

I was walking on Bryn Mawr/Winthrop near the 7-11 and there was a Chicago police officer standing up against the building near the door with an assault rifle. There was no obvious criminal activity occurring and there was no armored truck picking up cash from a business there. Is this normal now for the police to stand on the street with assault rifles? I like the police presence, but unless it's a SWAT raid, why in the hell do they need assault rifles? Maybe it's silly to be more concerned about an assault rifle than a standard police revolver, but I found it very unsettling.

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    I am so glad that you posted this! I saw him yesterday, too. He's the usual "beat cop" on that stretch, and that rifle strapped across his chest kind of freaked me out.

  • Andrea Kim Animal Advocate and Animal Care Provider

    Scary

45 hours ago

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Hey it's Autumn and it's Gloomy Out Most Days so Take Your Meds!

I figure I'll post this now because it just needs to be said. If I'd have said it sooner maybe we wouldn't have to live in fear of summoned meteors and what not. Be kind to your neighbors! It's gonna be a long winter. Who wants some comics?

  • Terry Midnight Owner of Third Coast Comics in Edgewater

    It was but we know it won't last! WINTER IS COMICS...I mean coming!

  • Caroline from Silvertown Silvertown Studio

    What is a good recommendation for a winter, cozy, under the blanket comic? I find single issues don't interact with blankets well, and most trade paperbacks I finish in an hour. Maybe something with meaty text?

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Electrician

Hi,
I need a licensed and insured electrician to put up some lights in my condo. Does anyone have a recommendation for someone who is reasonable and dependable?

  • Dirk A. Gould 10+ year Resident and Promoter of RP Real Estate

    David Pangelo (708) 516-3468. My only complaint is that he is harder to track down for an appointment as he gains in popularity. But the work is high quality and he is reasonable in price. I think I originally found him on Angie's List.

  • JPC 20 + in the neighborhood

    I have used Metro Electric for small jobs (replacing lights, etc.) and big jobs (rewiring an entire floor). They do excellent work. Besides, they're punctual, courteous and their prices are reasonable.

    http://www.volts99.com/

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Unusual activity on our property. Near wolcott and greenleaf

last night 5:45 I pulled into our driveway and saw a Black Male, 6' medium build, athletic wearing a grey hoodie and dark jeans with a black backpack and a Black Female about 5'10 slender wearing a Pink jacket and Pink backpack and jeans near our back basement door. Not sure what they were doing but they fled out of our property out the front gate. Went west on greenleaf and north on wolcott.

  • IC1(SW) Iraq Veteran academic and social servant

    Well I got somewhat of a good look at both of them. The male pulled his hoodie tight around his face. The female looked like a respectable high school student. Probably at any given time, they would look like high school students. I will recognize them if I see them again.

  • JohnL Retired old foggey.

    With all these sightings..........maybe someone should call 9-1-1.

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  • Permit issued for signs

    INSTALL NON-ILLUMINATED 3 SF ALUMINUM/VINYL ID/HOURS PLAQUE FACING SOUTH OVER PRIVATE PROPERTY.

    1484 W. Farragut Ave. Issued October 23, 2014 Comment

9 hours ago

These nearby schools are looking for financial help on DonorsChoose.org:

  • Perfect Pillows for Pre-K

    Ms. Bernardi is asking for $274.07:
    My students need 24 soft pillows to use during circle times and independent reading.
    Passages Charter School Comment
  • I Hear It Over and Over Again

    Ms. Bernardi is asking for $369.29:
    My students need a CD player, curriculum related books and coinciding CD's to complete our listening center.
    Passages Charter School Comment

9 hours ago

$5 million bond in vandalism of Lombard synagogue

White was taken into custody Tuesday after Lombard police found him driving his car recklessly over the grounds and shrubs at the Congregation Etz Chaim synagogue, 1710 Highland Ave. The synagogue's custodian alerted police to the vandalism, prosecutors said.

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Dress that pet

At Andersonville’s Jameson Loves Danger (5208 N. Clark St. 773-754-8816), big dogs, which are often trickier to buy for, have choices too...

...130 pounds. Cats are covered at Ruff Haus (4652 N. Rockwell St. 773-478-5100; 1206 W. Granville Ave. 872-208-7127) in Lincoln Square and Edgewater, where smaller accessories like devil horns and...

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Lakeview’s Dog-a-holics (3657 N. Southport Ave. 773-857-7600) gets the prize for most creative costume selection this year. In addition...

...and other costumes for dogs up to 130 pounds. Cats are covered at Ruff Haus (4652 N. Rockwell St. 773-478-5100; 1206 W. Granville Ave. 872-208-7127) in Lincoln Square and Edgewater...

Oct. 25. 3608 N. Southport Ave. 773-549-9000

»  Parker’s Annual Bark-o-ween. 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25. 1340-1342 E. 55th St.

1 E. Delaware Place 312-649-0347. Parade travels to Washington Square Park, and prizes will go to scariest, most glamorous, best pet and owner duo and best overall costume. Proceeds benefit PAWS Chicago.

2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25. Lawrence Avenue at Marine Drive. Proceeds benefit upkeep at Puptown dog park. Prizes for best homemade and best store-bought costumes.

20 hours ago

48th Ward Halloween Festival 2014 - What's Happening in the District

Come join the 48th Ward for our 3rd annual Halloween Festival. The Festival will be on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at Gethsemane Gardens (at the intersection of Clark St and Edgewater Ave). 

24 hours ago

New Chiropractic Wellness Center Opens On The Andersonville Strip

Starting next week, residents of Edgeville will have a new Wellness Center to visit on Clark Street. RE: Chiropractic and Wellness (RE for short) is opening in the space over Big Jones at 5347 N. Clark Street. The owner, Sarah Ghorbanian, has been a chiropractor for 9 years, the last 7 in a group practice, which makes it […]

24 hours ago

Theater events: Paramount hosts 'SPANK!' for 1-night only

...the conflict between religion and science in a small Kansas town. Performances take place at 5779 N. Ridge Ave., Chicago. Season flex passes ($80, $110) are available, as are single tickets. (773) 334-7728...

...That's followed by Neil Cole's "Groucho" (July 23-Aug. 9 at Raven Theater, 6157 N. Clark St.), a play with music chronicling Groucho Marx's life. Stephanie Liss' "On Holy Ground" (July...

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...Goodman and Roundabout Theatre. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 170 N. Dearborn St., Chicago. Free, but reservations are required. (312) 443-3800 or goodmantheatre.org...

...to protect against blood splatter. Performances begin at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at 1434 N. Western Ave., Chicago. The Oct. 31 performance includes the show and an after-party. Costumes optional. See...

...p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, and 1 and 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, at 2120 S. Jefferson St., Chicago. The event includes a haunted cavern, music, dancing, games and gadgets. For the 21...

...titled "Chicago's Weird, Grandma." It opens Monday, Oct. 27, at The Neo-Futurist Theatre, 5153 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago. Guest companies scheduled to work with the young students include Lookingglass Theatre, The Neo...

...Leigh Johnson's world premiere effort, which begins previews Tuesday, Oct. 28, at St. Bonaventure, 1625 W. Diversey Ave., Chicago. At every performance, SSP will collect donations for the Family Farm Disaster Fund, a...

...Productions recently announced its upcoming four-show season. It begins March 26 at The Athenaeum, 2936 N. Southport Ave., Chicago, with "Creation's Birthday," Hasan Padamsee's examination of the big bang theory. That...

...Marx's life. Stephanie Liss' "On Holy Ground" (July 2-Aug. 2 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave.) is about two mothers -- one Israeli and one Palestinian -- who are united by a tragedy...

24 hours ago

Crews respond to ComEd substation fire in Edgewater

Emergency crews responded to a fire at a ComEd substation in the 5800-block of North Ravenswood Avenue on Chicago's North Side just before 9 a.m. Friday. Fire officials said the...

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