3 days ago

Updated 2 hours ago

LOST CAT

My cat escaped through my window sometime during the night on Saturday 9/25.

She's calico (white, black, brown and tabby) and probably a little skiddish as she's never been outside before.
She's also very vocal.

I live on the corner of Kedzie & Augusta directly across from the southwest corner of Humboldt Park.

If you see her or have any information please call me at 630.415.9156

  • I've heard about the towel and I've thought about the litter. I'll be sure to do that this afternoon.
    All of the research I've done has said the same thing about staying close to home. She's very vocal in every day life, but they also say that cats won't always...

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    I've heard about the towel and I've thought about the litter. I'll be sure to do that this afternoon.
    All of the research I've done has said the same thing about staying close to home. She's very vocal in every day life, but they also say that cats won't always meow when displaced because they're afraid of giving their location away.
    I've walked around the block several times, day and night, calling for her and looking in hiding places with no luck.
    I also set food out for her by the window she escaped from. I think the trap would be a great idea since I can't leave that window open in fear of my other cat escaping. I'll try and find one, but if I haven't by Wednesday I'd love to take you up on that.

    Thank you so much for your advice!

  • Caila, post a lot of flyers in your neighborhood and give them to everyone you meet while searching for your cat. One neighbor told me that his dog escaped once and that he walked around talking to other neighbors and apparently one of them took his dog in.
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    Caila, post a lot of flyers in your neighborhood and give them to everyone you meet while searching for your cat. One neighbor told me that his dog escaped once and that he walked around talking to other neighbors and apparently one of them took his dog in.
    Besides all of the things that were recommended in this thread, also post your cat on Lost cats of Illinois, Chicago Animal Control website, pawsboost.com and email the flyer to info@treehouseanimals.org (Tree House Humane Society). Setting up a trap is a good idea as well. Contact your neighborhood association and ask them to post Cece's picture on their facebook page. That's what we did when my neighbor lost her cat. Unfortunately, we are still searching for him. It's been a month. We got several leads due to putting up and distributing flyers, but every time that was not him. http://chicago.everyblock.com/pets/sep05-lost-cat-9-2-2016-7695909/
    I will keep my eyes open for Cece.

10 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Peace and Justice parade had 131 people walking including infants. Not 500.

The earlier blog here on EveryBlock saying that the Peace and Justice parade had 500 people marching is wrong. There was 131 people involved including children and infants. See attached photographs. I do not understand why anyone walking the parade would lie and give the community a false number.

The day of the parade I enjoyed the park as I heard motorcycles loudly riveting up their engines. I looked over to the street and there were several motorcycles followed by...

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The earlier blog here on EveryBlock saying that the Peace and Justice parade had 500 people marching is wrong. There was 131 people involved including children and infants. See attached photographs. I do not understand why anyone walking the parade would lie and give the community a false number.

The day of the parade I enjoyed the park as I heard motorcycles loudly riveting up their engines. I looked over to the street and there were several motorcycles followed by a carried coffin and ONE hundred people.

The loud engine sound reminded me about the aggressive and interruptive Sunday afternoon drag-racing in the park. Not only did the organizers exclude most people living in Humboldt Park, they lied about the participants and they used an aggressive and interruptive engine sounds to attract negative responses. If you, organizers would have included the general population in Humboldt Park we could have told you that loud engine sound is not the way to communicate peace and justice. You irritated me and everyone else I met in the park that day. Bad decisions!

I was too far away from the parade to make out what it was all about so I asked several families who also tried to enjoy the nice weather with BBQ. Nobody knew what it was all about but all were irritated by the noise. Someone thought it was the funeral of some motorcycle gang member. All other did not care. Not me either as I would have preferred to enjoy the sound of the birds and the wind.

Unfortunately, the organizers of this parade kept it to themselves. To really work together against violence we all need to stick together no matter if our background is Puerto Ricans or any other culture. As Humboldt Park rapidly is being a culturally diverse area we need to find a way of communicating with each other so that everyone wants to be involved. Isolation and aggression will not do it!

  • Kelis Turner Coffee Please!

    Unfortunately, the poster from with the comments about "500" people attending, likes to lie and embellish about most things. Neither he, nor his word can be trusted or relied upon. Sorry about that noise for people using the park. Rudeness is everywhere.

  • Hilarious.

    Wonderful use of our tax dollars (saw the police SUV in the photo). Wish they had been policing instead of babysitting, but then again pointlessness heaped upon pointlessness seems to be the strategy of the past 50 years. And babysitters are often stuck with crybabies.

    Time for change. The...

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    Hilarious.

    Wonderful use of our tax dollars (saw the police SUV in the photo). Wish they had been policing instead of babysitting, but then again pointlessness heaped upon pointlessness seems to be the strategy of the past 50 years. And babysitters are often stuck with crybabies.

    Time for change. The gangbanger Exodus continues as decent, hardworking, people of all kinds, shapes and sizes move in and re-settle the fertile plains of Humboldt.

    I love to watch dilapidated and neglected structures be purchased, renovated, and occupied; saved from the wrecking ball, removed from troubled buildings status, repopulated and returned to intended use.

    The beauty of it all is that the "strategy" is natural in the style of Jens Jensen. Sustainable. Healthy. Natural. What is occurring in spite of grassholes is the return to a stable, beautiful peace-loving community.

    Word up.

6 days ago

Updated 8 hours ago

Found Calico Cat

2600 block W Evergreen, very friendly calico cat followed me into my apartment. Saw this cat outside yesterday also. Does anyone know if this cat has an owner or if it hangs around the neighborhood? Seems too friendly to be feral!

  • Unfortunately not :-( I wish! I have had her since Thursday. But the coloring is different.

  • My neighbor lost her calico cat a few months ago. Is it a "pastel" calico? ie. white, beige and grey?

2 days ago

Updated 14 hours ago

Add St. Boniface to the List of Chicago Holy Places Going Condo

...this road before.  Stas has plans to turn the former Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church at 1300 North Artesian in Humbolt Park into a six-unit condominium building.  Permits for that conversion were issued...

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Hardly a month goes by that plans don’t surface for one, two, or even three of Chicago’s shuttered churches or synagogues to be converted into new condos or apartments.  The latest name to add to the list: Saint Boniface at 1348 West Chestnut Street in Noble Square.

    Add St. Boniface to the List of Chicago Holy Places Going Condo
    Hardly a month goes by that plans don't surface for one, two, or even three of Chicago's shuttered churches or synagogues to be converted into new condos or apartments. The latest name to add to the list: Saint Boniface at 1348 West Chestnut Street in Noble Square. It was a close call, too.
    http://www.chicagoarchitecture.org

  • I cant live in building that was a church... just saying.

  • SOB Humboldt Park

    Hahaha! That was a terrible joke, Alanf. Hehehe.

  • I know. Couldn't help myself. Apparently someone can't take a religious joke since the comment was removed for inappropriate content. Though inappropriate content is a bit of a stretch

3 days ago

Updated 15 hours ago

Stolen car on Pierce and Spaulding

Hi guys, I'm new to every block and need some help. Unfortunately my car was stolen last week early Thursday morning and has not been found. Please keep a look out for a black 4 door Honda Civic. License plate R543714 and if it helps there is a red sheet that I have covering the back seats. Im hoping it's just parked some where and hopefully on one of your blocks. If anyone has any information please call the police immediately ❤️

  • I've learned my lesson after my car was stolen last week. Please everyone be safe out there and keep your doors locked at all times.

  • RAKARWOWSKI RETIRED CITY WORKER, CLEANING UP HUMBOLDT PARK

    Come to the next CAPS meeting in Nov..

2 days ago

Updated 26 hours ago

Lillie Taylor is missing: High risk

Taylor was running an errand at North Ave. and Homan but never returned home. While she has dementia, she usually knows her name but not her address. 

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Having left her home in the 1300 block of N. Leavitt on Friday, Lillie Taylor has not been seen or heard from since. 

    Lillie Taylor is missing: High risk
    Having left her home in the 1300 block of N. Leavitt on Friday, Lillie Taylor has not been seen or heard from since. Taylor was running an errand at North Ave. and Homan but never returned home. While she has dementia, she usually knows her name but not her address.
    http://oururbantimes.com

2 days ago

Updated 26 hours ago

Warning To All Gang Bangers!!!! Commit Crimes On The West Side Of Humboldt Park, You Go To Jail!!

Last week I noticed a marked CPD vehicle at Division and Kedzie Ave. for several hours behind a empty vehicle. I talked to both uniformed and plain clothes and they informed me that the vehicle was stolen in an armed robbery and that the offenders were taken into custody after a short foot chase from the vehicle. The criminals must have thought they were in OLD Humboldt Park and did not have to worry about the citizens around them. One...

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Last week I noticed a marked CPD vehicle at Division and Kedzie Ave. for several hours behind a empty vehicle. I talked to both uniformed and plain clothes and they informed me that the vehicle was stolen in an armed robbery and that the offenders were taken into custody after a short foot chase from the vehicle. The criminals must have thought they were in OLD Humboldt Park and did not have to worry about the citizens around them. One of the criminals was so out of shape, he could only waddle to the bus stop about a hundred feet away before running out of breath. He sat down in the bus stop and quickly removed his shirt as he sat next to a woman and two children. In no time Police were everywhere but what made me extremely happy and had to be a shock to the banger was, one of my neighbors little children witnessed everything. The child notified Police and then walked up behind the bus stop and pointed out the criminal without his knowledge. The Police arrested him on the spot! Gang Bangers, take note!! The West side of Humboldt Park is no longer your hood and there are more residents that will help the Police arrest you now! Unlike the way it was a decade ago when other gang bangers were living everywhere here and ready to help you escape law enforcement authorities. WE do not tolerate ANY law breaking here and we do call the Police on criminals so beware! Now there are a few less arm robbers on the streets here because of law abiding neighbors in Humboldt Park! That is how you stop crime and get rid if criminals in Chicago!

  • Sometimes they can't run because their pants are hanging so low off their axxes.

  • RAKARWOWSKI RETIRED CITY WORKER, CLEANING UP HUMBOLDT PARK

    That could have been. This guy was as round as he was tall but I ain't no light weight either. He can get prison muscles now with all the time he will be severing.

  • CPL949 HP Resident now; WP/Uk Village; total 30 yrs.

    That's funny, Sharon!

Aug 21

Updated 32 hours ago

Dragracing pull attention away from drug dealing in Humboldt Park tonight, Sunday.

Sales of drugs and deals of drugs are made while drag racing, speed racing, loud music, screaming, disorderly behavior and general mayhem pull attention away. Participants are local as well as non-locals. Deals and distribution of drugs are made right in Humboldt Park. No police cars are present despite Alderman Roberto Maldonado promised to keep the park safe and usable for all people. Alderman Roberto Maldonado's actions makes Humboldt Park to a criminal headquarter.

3 days ago

Updated 36 hours ago

7 Killed, 36 Wounded In Weekend Shootings Across Chicago

...Joaquin Gonzalez was shot in the chest and pronounced dead at the scene in the 2600 block of West Haddon in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side, authorities said. Police have not provided...

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The downtown attack happened about 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the corner of Michigan Avenue and Monroe. A 54-year-old man walking with two other people got into an argument with...

The most recent homicide happened at 4:29 a.m. in South Side Calumet Heights neighborhood. A 28-year-old was shot in the neck in the 9200 block of South Colfax, police said. He was taken to Trinity Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 5:04 a.m., authorities said.

...South Side. The 22-year-old was standing outside looking at a vehicle in the 1500 block of West 56th Street when shots rang out and he was struck multiple times. He was taken to Stroger...

...Park on the Southwest Side. They were outside at 2:10 a.m. in the 2200 block of West 50th Street when a vehicle pulled up and a gunman got out and opened fire, hitting 20...

...in the foot, according to police and the medical examiner’s office. Vizcarra, of the 400 block of North Hamlin, was dead at the scene, authorities said. The woman was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital...

...Englewood neighborhood shooting. A gunman walked up to them about 8 p.m. in the 5600 block of South Racine and opened fire, hitting Izael McKenzie in the head and the older man in the...

...to Stroger Hospital, where McKenzie died at 8:44 p.m. He lived in the 5600 block of South Throop. The other man was in critical condition, police said...

...the shooting, but an autopsy ruled Gonzalez’s death a homicide. He lived in the 7700 block of South Peoria...

The weekend’s first fatal shooting came 10 minutes before that in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood on the South Side, where someone chased 56-year-old Carl Jackson into his apartment building in the 1000 block of West 77th Street and shot him repeatedly, authorities said. Jackson died at the scene.

...Sunday in the West Side Austin neighborhood. The 34-year-old was standing in the 300 block of South Laramie, waiting to cross over to West Gladys, when an SUV pulled up and a male...

    7 Killed, 36 Wounded In Weekend Shootings Across Chicago
    CHICAGO (CBS) - Seven men were killed and at least 36 other people have been wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday evening, including a man left in critical condition on a sidewalk near Millennium Park. The downtown attack happened about 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the corner of Michigan Avenue and Monroe.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

  • RAKARWOWSKI RETIRED CITY WORKER, CLEANING UP HUMBOLDT PARK

    evergreener, yes due to years of hard work, the community and police together changed that area! It is no longer the OLD Twilight Zone but it is changing into the NEW Twilight Zone, with all the sanctioned illegal activity in the park and the gang shootings and now killings that...

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    evergreener, yes due to years of hard work, the community and police together changed that area! It is no longer the OLD Twilight Zone but it is changing into the NEW Twilight Zone, with all the sanctioned illegal activity in the park and the gang shootings and now killings that it attracts! You can't stop the shootings and killings until you stop the activity that attracts gang bangerrs to the area to shoot and kill each other. Most of the gang bangers have moved away! They do not live here any longer! They are now returning because they learned they can get away with many minor crimes because some neighbors think they have the right to do so. Hell, Charlie screamed it racist and against the PR community to video and call the police about these very crimes happening in the park?!?! Then he promotes a peace march but does not invite anyone from EB?!?!? I think the East side of the park has problems that it has made for itself. You must admit, the East side has way more violence than the West side going on right now. We worked together to make our neighborhood safe and continue to do so. I even yelled at Police Officers as a guy on a ATV drove down Division right in front of them and they actually wrote the guy a ticket! Good luck with doing the same on your side my friend.

  • Patrick, are you protesting? Where are you? Why are you leaving it up to others if you yourself are outraged?

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