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‘Operation Alley Cat’ busts huge drug ring in Chicago suburb

And in a separate criminal complaint, authorities charged 52-year-old Alfredo Acosta. They say he stashed drugs and cash in a home he called “The Office” in the 4000 block of West Irving park in Chicago. Extensive surveillance and wiretaps helped authorities bust the drug networks.

    Operation Alley Cat` busts huge drug ring in Chicago suburb
    DES PLAINES, Ill. - In the 1300 block of Brown in Des Plaines Wednesday morning, residents woke up to federal agents raiding a house on the corner and an apartment building across the street. Among several people facing charges in Wednesday's drug bust are the alleged ringleaders: Luis Antonio Cruz ,48, from Des Plaines and Julio Santiago, 41, from Chicago.
    http://wgntv.com

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Feds: Two dozen facing drug charges following 'Operation Alley Cat'

Prosecutors claim he conspired with a Mexican supplier in early 2014 to distribute cocaine and heroin, and stashed the drugs in a home in the 4000 block of West Irving Park Road — a location he called “the office,” authorities said.

...and Acosta conducted a transaction in the parking lot of a coffee shop in the 3900 block of West Irving Park Road, and agents followed Davila to a home in the 2300 block of North McVicker where...

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...block of West Irving Park Road, and agents followed Davila to a home in the 2300 block of North McVicker where they seized 65 kilos of cocaine from duffel bags in a cargo van...

    Feds: Two dozen facing drug charges following 'Operation Alley Cat'
    Two dozen people are facing federal drug charges after "Operation Alley Cat" busted two drug rings trafficking heroin and cocaine in the Chicago area and in Wisconsin. Agents from the FBI and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration working with the Chicago Strike Force seized 77 kilos of cocaine and 138 grams of heroin throughout the 2 1/2-year investigation, according to a statement from the U.S.
    http://www.myfoxchicago.com

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Bike Robberies in North Center - caught on camera

4 bikes were stolen out of our apartment building's underground garage on Saturday 7/25 around 1:30am, one of which belonged to my roommate's boyfriend; it was locked to a shelf and the shelf was broken in order to remove the bike. They filed a police report and also have sent footage from the security cameras to add to the report (some still images attached to this thread). We're located near Irving Park and Sacramento.

http://abc7chicago.com/news/north-center-garages-robbed-of-bikes/873011/

    North Center garages robbed of bikes
    Four garage robberies were reported within blocks of each other in the North Center neighborhood.
    http://abc7chicago.com

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Shooting at 4300 North Ridgeway

Alderman Rosa will be in the 4300 block of North Ridgeway today at 5:30 pm addressing safety concerns with residents.

Some information about this morning's shooting:
• The victim is in stable condition and received a gunshot wound to their shoulder;
• The victim is an admitted gang member and the shooting was gang related.

Actions the Alderman is taking against the building:
-35h Ward Superintendent has begun the process of issuing the tickets he can issue (garbage in the...

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Alderman Rosa will be in the 4300 block of North Ridgeway today at 5:30 pm addressing safety concerns with residents.

Some information about this morning's shooting:
• The victim is in stable condition and received a gunshot wound to their shoulder;
• The victim is an admitted gang member and the shooting was gang related.

Actions the Alderman is taking against the building:
-35h Ward Superintendent has begun the process of issuing the tickets he can issue (garbage in the alleys, etc.)
-Has requested a City of Chicago Building Inspection for the property
-Spoken with the 17th District Police, who are aware of the building, and who are very familiar with the victim who was shot.
-The Alderman will continue to work with Buildings, the 35th Ward Superintendent, and 17th District Police to address this problem building. We are working to schedule a meeting with the property owner soon.

Please feel free to call our office if you have any questions 773.887.3772.

  • Thank you Mr. Rosa for keeping us updated and for really making a difference and trying to change things in our community! It's refreshing to see someone working so hard!

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How late is too late for a backyard party on a weekend night

I'm asking because 1. I'm annoyed at the beer pong that's still happening after twelve because even with ac on and windows closed- I can still hear everyone and everything. 2. I don't know if I'm being unreasonable and if it's totally cool to go on late as long as it's the weekend. 3. I like hosting people as well and don't want to disturb my neighbors and would like to totally understand the decorum of not pissing people off 😜😜

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Those Irving Park Squirrels

With Irving Park comes trees, with trees comes squirrels. However, they won't stay out of my third floor deck planter boxes. I suspect it doesn't help that somebody in the neighborhood is putting out peanuts for them since they keep bringing them on over to bury, but the chance of that stopping is as likely as stopping people who leave bread out for pigeons under the highway.

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With Irving Park comes trees, with trees comes squirrels. However, they won't stay out of my third floor deck planter boxes. I suspect it doesn't help that somebody in the neighborhood is putting out peanuts for them since they keep bringing them on over to bury, but the chance of that stopping is as likely as stopping people who leave bread out for pigeons under the highway.

So far I've tried hair from my cat, cayenne pepper, meat skewers arranged like a little pointy medieval fortress, and most recently a "natural" granule made up of a few oils (rosemary, peppermint) and egg white solids. Those squirrels do not care.

Any suggestions for a repellent that works on these savvy urban squirrels? These planters are off the ground and I have no children, other outdoor animals, etc. so I don't have to worry about harming other local wildlife (children included). I'm kind of tired of having to replant things or find plants ripped out and on the ground three floors below.

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Child Care

Hi neighbors,

We are currently searching for child care options in the Irving Park or surrounding area. Anyone have any recommendations? We've searched on Yelp, and was hoping you all might know of some great in-home daycares that might not listed on Yelp.

Thanks!

  • Kari M Stay at home mother new to Portage Park

    I am a moving to a single family home in Portage Park August 1st and I am hoping to watch a child in my home after we move. I have a 21 month old son, and over 8 years of child care experience. Send me an email if you would like to chat! machunask at gmail.com. I am also cpr/first aid certified.

  • Hi everyone!
    I have a high quality HOME nursery and preschool in Lincoln square if anyone is looking for childcare or preschool. Please contact me at lsnpclaremont@gmail.com for more information and photos. We have a large beautiful place with exceptional teachers!

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Updated 6 days ago

Is this your cat?

I see him around the intersection of Irving Park and Avers pretty often. We hang out. Is he yours? He's happy and friendly but has no collar. I'm pretty sure I'll start leaving food out and preparing a little house for him for winter if he's not yours. He can't come in my apartment sadly.

  • He followed me home a few weeks ago, stayed with me for 2 days..awesome cat...awesome nice person on here directed me to the area he lives, which is off avers and I let him out and he sprinted home. Although the day I brought him in, closed my apartment door...

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    He followed me home a few weeks ago, stayed with me for 2 days..awesome cat...awesome nice person on here directed me to the area he lives, which is off avers and I let him out and he sprinted home. Although the day I brought him in, closed my apartment door and he was crying loudly outside. The owner needs to put a collar on him, or he's going to end up being kept or taken to animal control. I never use to see him and now I see him all the time.

  • Secretary toaster, that was my cl post :) he's back on the block though lol.

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