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Butch - the elderly, blind dog - FOUND!!!

We have very happy news! Butch was found tonight around 7 pm in the alley near Sunnyside and Central Park...nearly a mile from our home. We received a call from a teenage boy, Luis, who had seen a flyer we posted at the bus stop on Irving Park at Elston on his way to school. He had seen Butch walking around the street near his house this morning and yesterday afternoon and thought it was a neighborhood dog. After talking...

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We have very happy news! Butch was found tonight around 7 pm in the alley near Sunnyside and Central Park...nearly a mile from our home. We received a call from a teenage boy, Luis, who had seen a flyer we posted at the bus stop on Irving Park at Elston on his way to school. He had seen Butch walking around the street near his house this morning and yesterday afternoon and thought it was a neighborhood dog. After talking to me, Luis recruited 3 of his friends and they scoured the alleys in the neighborhood and finally found him. They called us and we came running. I didn't believe it on the way there, readying myself for a joke or the wrong dog. But there he was, all bundled up in one of the boy's flannel shirts. I scooped him up in my arms and cried.

We are sure that a teenager took him based on the scooter left behind at our gate. After seeing that he was not a puppy, but instead a blind, old dog, the little jerk dumped him rather than bringing him back to us.

But Luis and his friends put my faith back in teenagers. These boys are my heroes and I am forever grateful to them. Yes, they got reward money, but they were truly happy to see us reunited and proud to be a part of our happiness.

Thank you all so much for you support and prayers.

  • Great story and great kids!!

  • So happy to hear the Butch is back home! And I absolutely love the photo of you two and Butch with Luis and his friends, So encouraging to see young people like that.

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Gunshots near 3800 N block of Monticello last night?

Anyone hear what sounded like loud gunshots last night near 3800 N Monticello? Around 1am. 8-10 shots.

  • Tom G Living in Avondale since 1994

    Yes. Sunday night at about 1:30 am. I checked the time because it woke me up and called 911 to report shots fired. But I heard this near 3400 Monticello--that's on the other side of Addison--and it sounded real close. A few quick bursts about 12 shots total.

  • Thanks Tom

  • We heard it too. We are over about 3800 Bernard.

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lawndale and cullom

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can you all call 311 about this corner (I already have) do you see that puddle there, it's become a caved in nightmare, people have broken their axel going through there.

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Healing our Communities

If you are interested in being a part of a team to reach out to persons returning from incarceration or at risk of incarceration, their families and the larger community -- please let me know. We are putting together a team to be a "Station of Hope" for those impacted by the criminal justice system. A training event to help us is available on Saturday, September 27 from 10:00 am-3:30 pm in Maywood. In your response, please tell me 1....

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If you are interested in being a part of a team to reach out to persons returning from incarceration or at risk of incarceration, their families and the larger community -- please let me know. We are putting together a team to be a "Station of Hope" for those impacted by the criminal justice system. A training event to help us is available on Saturday, September 27 from 10:00 am-3:30 pm in Maywood. In your response, please tell me 1. if you would like to be a part of this team 2. how best to reach you 3. if you are available to go to the training on September 27. We will leave from Irving Park United Methodist Church, 3801 N Keeler Ave (corner of Keeler and Grace) at 9:00 am on Saturday, September 27.

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Lawn care recommendation

Does anyone have a recommendation for a lawn care company? I need aeration done for a decent price. Thanks in advance.....

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Lost elderly, blind Jack Russell Terrier - Christiana/Irving Park

Our 17 year old Jack Russell went missing last night from our yard between 8 and 9 pm. He is blind and deaf. His name is Butch and is small with short legs, is mostly white with brown ears (one of them is split) and a big brown spot on his body. No tags or chip.
Please let us know if you have any information!!

  • I'm praying for his safe return. Have tears for you & him right now. :(( Let us know if you need help searching, etc.

  • He has been found! I made a new post with the story and posted a pic. Thank you all so much for your support and wishes!

3 days ago

Updated 23 hours ago

Cleveland School construction?

Hi! Anyone have kids going to Cleveland and know what the construction is all about? I live three houses away and am glad they aren't just laying down useless sod to be trampled to dust. I wish I knew what was happening; they don't have any information posted on their website. Anyone know what's happening there?

  • Installing a "field turf" field. They are working on the drainage now. Seems silly they waited to start until the week before classes but better than never. Agree that putting down sod there is futile. Last year it turned to dust in, what, a month?

30 hours ago

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IGS- Bait and switch

People are going around the Irving Park area in Yellow Jackets claiming to need to confirm your ComEd bill. I thought it was strange, so I looked up previous posts. It ends up when they look at your bills, they switch your energy service to IGS without your permission. Just be cautious.

  • A&K

    Thanks for the warning. Sure sounds like fraud to me.

Aug 24

Updated 31 hours ago

Shred-a-thon?

Did anybody ever find the shredder at the Independence Park market this morning? Went over there 3 times, first from 9-10am, then back at 11, and again at noon. No shredder truck to be found. Anybody know of another shredder event coming up?

  • Irving Bark Fined and ticketed to death

    Hey Ald. Arena the Beer Fest at Independence Park was a great event. Hope to see it come back next year bigger and better.

  • As any of you who came out to the planned shredding event a few weeks ago know, our partner who provides the shredding truck, Midwest Moving and Storage, did not come through but did make it this Saturday to the Independence Park Farmers Market.

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    As any of you who came out to the planned shredding event a few weeks ago know, our partner who provides the shredding truck, Midwest Moving and Storage, did not come through but did make it this Saturday to the Independence Park Farmers Market.

    I want to pass on to you this letter from the company.

    “To All Ward 45 Constituents,

    Midway Moving & Storage sincerely apologizes for missing a scheduled Shredding event in the Ward. For the past 5 years, we have provided this free service more than 200 times to communities throughout Chicago, and we take pride in being a reliable partner with the city, Alderman Arena and his team.

    We sincerely regret any inconvenience that this caused to anyone personally or to various entities within the neighborhood. As a company, Midway is looking forward to sponsoring a Shred-a-thon onSeptember 14th. All of our resources will be in place, and we will make it an especially festive, enjoyable, and effective event.

    Our thanks to Alderman Arena, his staff, and all the wonderful residents of Ward 45 for allowing us to share this Green and Security-focused event with you again. See you in September!

    Sincerely,

    Wayne Stephens
    Director of Operations
    Midway Moving & Storage”

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Wanted: Garage Space

Looking to rent a garage space near Belle Plaine and Spaulding. If you know of one or have one to rent, please email me at sigraff@me.com. Thanks!

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The Interview Show @ Abbey Pub

The Interview Show moves over to the Abbey Pub, 3420 W. Grace St., for an extra big show this month. Host Mark Bazer's guests tonight include Jeff and Spencer Tweedy, filmmaker Kevin James and comedian Natalie Jose. Tickets are $15. Doors open at 7pm. 21+

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Sep 09

Updated 4 days ago

Damaged Mail once again!

Anyone else in the neighborhood constantly receiving opened or damaged packages? I'm home during the day and get the packages as soon as they arrive so it's clearly happening in the handling process. Also did anyone else move their mailbox down to street level because the post office said that they would not delivery mail over 5 steps?

  • Matt Alexander Chicagoan since 2012

    I've filled complaints and support tickets and they get forwarded to the post office in question. Then they get closed without any actual action having been taken. They don't care and they don't seem to have any oversight.

  • We have never had one complaint in 14 years on our block in 60618. I engage with our carrier he is super nice. Do you know who your regular carrier is? I would ask them personally what is going on.

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Need Bathtub Refinished, need referrals

If you are happy with the work done on your tub, Please recommend a reasonably priced experienced person.

  • Jen Baron JBaron

    Call UGLYTUB- they are absolute best and most affordable. 773-202-0603
    I'm a realtor and have referred them several times to clients, always an amazing job! They can do tubs, sinks, even tiles!

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