33 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Found dog--pitbull mix puppy 1600 block of Kedzie

Rescued a pit bull mix female puppy (looks to be less than a year old) running down the 1600 block of Kedzie today. Black collar and no tags. She's about 60 pounds and very strong. She knows sit, paw and lie down so she has been someone's dog. Nipples are enlarged so she has been pregnant at some point. She's friendly but shy and scared. We have four small dogs and two kids so we can't take the risk and...

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Rescued a pit bull mix female puppy (looks to be less than a year old) running down the 1600 block of Kedzie today. Black collar and no tags. She's about 60 pounds and very strong. She knows sit, paw and lie down so she has been someone's dog. Nipples are enlarged so she has been pregnant at some point. She's friendly but shy and scared. We have four small dogs and two kids so we can't take the risk and bring her home but I have her at my work in a small room for the night to see if we can find her owner before I have to call the pound. Please share and help us try and find her owners? I volunteer and have fostered for animal rescues but they generally will not take a dog without it going to the pound and then pulling so I am trying this first.

  • Sarah RM dachshundist

    That's a great outcome -- thank you for going the extra mile for this pup!

  • sly-3 donkey wrangler to the stars

    glad things are going in the right direction for her, in the future, http://www.pitsforpatriots.org does fantastic work with pits.

    from their site:
    "Pits for Patriots Program is a non-for-profit organization that trains qualified, rescued pit bulls, to be service dogs and companions for Veterans and First Responders in need."

10 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Proposal for new low-income project at Division and California for 320 low income residents.

Alderman Maldonado wants to increase low income housing in the 26th ward to 25%. The empty lot by Division and California is a good location for a large multi-unit construction. See rendering of a proposal posted with this message.

Alderman Maldonado and low-income housing developers are surveying the 26th ward for locations to build new low income housing projects. Bickerdike Redevelopment Corporation and Hispanic Housing Development Corporation have both shown interest in building large low-income constructions throughout the area. Alderman...

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Alderman Maldonado wants to increase low income housing in the 26th ward to 25%. The empty lot by Division and California is a good location for a large multi-unit construction. See rendering of a proposal posted with this message.

Alderman Maldonado and low-income housing developers are surveying the 26th ward for locations to build new low income housing projects. Bickerdike Redevelopment Corporation and Hispanic Housing Development Corporation have both shown interest in building large low-income constructions throughout the area. Alderman Maldonado has previously worked closely with both of these companies.

Maldonado has a long working history with Bickerdike Redevelopment Corporation's executives and know the management very well. You can read about this relationship at:

http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/roberto-maldonado-the-real-estate-king-of-the-chicago-city-council/Content?oid=1180874

Maldonado is presently working closely on many low-income housing projects with the owner of Hispani Housing Development Corporation. One of these projects is just some few blocks from the intersection Division/California by the Norwegian-American Hospital. The project is called the 65th Infantry Boringueneers Vetarans Low-Income Housing Project. That project will house closely to 100 low-income residents.

  • EastHumboldtNeighbor resident since 07

    Juanita Irizarry is a Member of Bickerdike Redevelopment Corporation's Humboldt Park Task Force. Looks like Maldonado and her agree on something.

  • Hi 'Growth' .. new to Everyblock, huh? would you be a member of Maldinado's staff or something? Sorry to sound a little critical, but EB is not really a place to post political adds, which is what your post kind of sounds like. BTW, your post would seem less like a political advertisement if you revealed who you were, or perhaps said something interesting like how Maldinado is joined up with Paul Roldan - the low income developer who has made millions off public money for his real estate projects?

2 days ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Humboldt Park's 17% unemployment is unhealthy and dangerous. For change, vote for Adam Corona.

We know that unemployment creates poverty, stress, crimes and domestic violence. As a psychologist, Alderman Roberto Maldonado knows this is a fact. Thanks to unemployment gangs are still very active in Humboldt Park and a stronger business environment with jobs for all is the only way to get an end to it.

Kids do not dare to go out and play without fear caused by gang members and other criminals in the neighborhood. This is not just a physical problem...

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We know that unemployment creates poverty, stress, crimes and domestic violence. As a psychologist, Alderman Roberto Maldonado knows this is a fact. Thanks to unemployment gangs are still very active in Humboldt Park and a stronger business environment with jobs for all is the only way to get an end to it.

Kids do not dare to go out and play without fear caused by gang members and other criminals in the neighborhood. This is not just a physical problem for our children but also a psychological issue that will affect the young through their life.

New research from the University of Missouri-Kansas and Georgia State University found a substantive “link between physical safety concerns and psychological distress”. Children who live in violent neighborhoods are more prone to developing Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. (If you do not know what this is, Google PTSD.) In short, daily fear changes children's and young adult's psychological make-up so drastically that nightmares, flashbacks and disassociation are common. We even know that fear has a demonstrable impact not only on the mental health, but on physical health as well.
Alderman Roberto Maldonado knows the mental impacts caused by unemployment as he has studied psychology. Still, he has ignored to develop a robust job creation program for Humboldt Park. There has been no increase in jobs available in Humboldt Park during Roberto Maldonado's period as an Alderman here. Humboldt Park's unemployment is 17%. That is more than 3 times the national average.
To change the economical make up of Humboldt Park, vote for Adam Corona. Adam Corona knows that an effective job creation policy is the solution to Humboldt Park's problems and he has demonstrated that he is willing to work for it. For a better and more productive Humboldt Park, vote for Adam Corona as our Alderman February 24, 2015.

2 days ago

Updated 6 hours ago

"Apples. Apples. Apples for sale" screamed Alderman Ronaldo Maldonado.

Every fall the business on 2434 West Division Street is thriving. See posted photo. The apples are ripe. Customers come from near and far. The apple tree owner makes all the money he needs for all year. This is just one of all thriving businesses along Division Street from Western to California. Cafes and restaurants have enough customers day and night to hire extra employers as well as filling their pockets with all the money they need. Business is good....

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Every fall the business on 2434 West Division Street is thriving. See posted photo. The apples are ripe. Customers come from near and far. The apple tree owner makes all the money he needs for all year. This is just one of all thriving businesses along Division Street from Western to California. Cafes and restaurants have enough customers day and night to hire extra employers as well as filling their pockets with all the money they need. Business is good.

This must be how Alderman Roberto Maldonado perceive business on Division Street?

Unfortunately, businesses on Division Street between Western and California does not seem to do very well. I walked by one of the nicer late night restaurant on Division Street last weekend. As I walked by a man who I guess were either the owner or an employee stood by the window looking at me smiling. The restaurant was completely empty. I felt sorry for him and I would have gone in for a bite but I had just had dinner. Sorry! He had Alderman Roberto Maldonado's re-election poster in the window. I was wondering if he understood that the political agenda driving Alderman Roberto Maldonado actually keep customers away from his store? He actually looses thousands of dollars every year because of Roberto Maldonado. Or, maybe, he does not see it that way?

Alderman Roberto Maldonado does not understand businesses that require a constant stream of customers to survive and to hire people. He is simply the wrong Alderman for anyone who need to work for his or her living.

Shame on you Alderman Roberto Maldonado for working against the working people.

6 days ago

Updated 15 hours ago

  • Glenn, on top of the six houses, what other houses are being planned?

  • HPPie Born in HP

    Hmmmm - No, I don't think he opposes Augusta and California and yes I do know what's going on, and I think Rootstock has been a great add to the neigborhood (a former Battaglia property), my comment is based on previous conversations we've had about him and justifying that he is narrow minded and not too interested in anyone else, of course, unless it works in his favor.

2 days ago

Updated 16 hours ago

Dog Attack

I was walking my dog and 3 dogs from 3242 West Divison attacked my dog. Thank god som good semaritians driving by stopped to help when they saw me fighting them off my dog. Beware of the area.

  • CACC only gets involved if the police report includes a bite (to either human or other animal). The dog then has to be seen by a veterinarian within 24 hours, who has to file paperwork with the county (rabies control is a county thing) stating that the dog is vaccinated...

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    CACC only gets involved if the police report includes a bite (to either human or other animal). The dog then has to be seen by a veterinarian within 24 hours, who has to file paperwork with the county (rabies control is a county thing) stating that the dog is vaccinated and will be on home quarantine for 10 days until rechecked by veterinarian, or is not up to date on rabies vaccination and then must be quarantined in vet office or by an animal control facility. No person or animal outside the home is allowed contact with the quarantined animal during that time (other than the staff if quarantined at a clinic or shelter) so it is quite inconvenient for the owners to deal with, in addition to the vet bills.
    Heck, speaking of vet bills, I'd try to get her to pay yours.

3 days ago

Updated 18 hours ago

Chi-Arts

What was once a quiet and peaceful community, now, thanks to Maldonado, is a loud, congested traffic and parking area for all of the kids and their parents going to Chi-Arts on Augusta. I did not buy a home by an el, or a bus or a train or even on a main traffic thoroughfare or intersection. After 16 years, I now live in a neighborhood with traffic congestion, overrun with outsiders, disturbing our peace and quiet and trashing our...

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What was once a quiet and peaceful community, now, thanks to Maldonado, is a loud, congested traffic and parking area for all of the kids and their parents going to Chi-Arts on Augusta. I did not buy a home by an el, or a bus or a train or even on a main traffic thoroughfare or intersection. After 16 years, I now live in a neighborhood with traffic congestion, overrun with outsiders, disturbing our peace and quiet and trashing our lawns. These kids don't live here. Why not move Chi-arts to their neighborhood? If it was closer to their home, their parents wouldn't have to drive to pick them up. At least, have some consideration and relocate it on a public transportation line! In the meantime, I am applying for a reduced assessment that will more accurately reflect the reduction in our quality of life. Oh.. I am also looking for a new Alderman...

  • Okay, let's be honest. Since the massive round of school closings, only ONE vacant school building has been sold. The chances that Lafayette would have been sold and redeveloped as condos is so super miniscule, that it's ridiculous to think that was a viable solution. I'd say that even if you dislike the students hanging around place, it's probably the best solution we could have hoped for in the neighborhood. But I still love having Chi Arts here, seems like lots of other people do, too.

  • walth HP neighbor

    Washtenaw1 I understand your frustration. Here are a few ideas how to solve to your peoblem:

    1) contact the school http://chiarts.org/contact/ and ask them to A) talk with their students about litter and respecting peoples properties and B) suggest to them to do a campaign on don't litter, Example they...

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    Washtenaw1 I understand your frustration. Here are a few ideas how to solve to your peoblem:

    1) contact the school http://chiarts.org/contact/ and ask them to A) talk with their students about litter and respecting peoples properties and B) suggest to them to do a campaign on don't litter, Example they are an ART school, have them make it a project to update the "Give a hoot — don't pollute!" campaign from the 70's( which I think they should do everywhere in the city, schools, park district etc): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodsy_Owl

    that would be a win win for the neighborhood, school and city. It raises the awareness of the students about pollution/garbage and waste while learning their craft.

    2) get signature pages from the alderman's office, go door to door on your block and ask your neighbors if they want to sign for permit parking. you need 80% of your block, submit it to the alderman's and then follow up once a month to see if it was passed at city council. Once passed you need to check again to see when you will be getting the signs.

    Good luck

4 days ago

Updated 19 hours ago

The feeling of paranoia fell upon Alderman Roberto Maldonado as left his office after dark.

Alderman Roberto Maldonado's stepped out of his office on Division Street and felt that someone was keeping an eye on him. As the Alderman walked passed the empty buildings and undeveloped lots he felt both lonely and scared. He knew that if he could just identify the person then he could eliminate this threat, but he could not see who it was.

This is how social media sites functions allowing people to follow politicians online and comment on their work...

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Alderman Roberto Maldonado's stepped out of his office on Division Street and felt that someone was keeping an eye on him. As the Alderman walked passed the empty buildings and undeveloped lots he felt both lonely and scared. He knew that if he could just identify the person then he could eliminate this threat, but he could not see who it was.

This is how social media sites functions allowing people to follow politicians online and comment on their work without the politician being able to threaten or harass the person. The ability to stay anonymous and still share information is changing everything. Let's change the politics in Humboldt Park.

I saw that you, Alderman Roberto Maldonado, started a new account here on EveryBlock with the purpose of trying to undermine critical voices against you. The account is using the name "debloetz" . For example, you are trying to make people think that I work for a competing politician. I think it's scary that you waste time on such work instead of explaining why you work against the working class, unemployed and underemployed people in your ward.

See photo. See how scary 2734 West Division Street store front looks after dark. No wonder Division Street between Western and California does not attract any customers after dark.

Shame on you Alderman Roberto Maldonado for letting business after business fail right outside of your office.

33 hours ago

Lost Pup????

Hi Everyone,

Just found this lovely girl running loose in the middle of Kedzie between wabansia and north. She has a collar but no tag. She knows sit, lay and paw so i'm assuming she is missing her family.

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