Nov 25 2011

Updated 18 hours ago

Dog Leash Laws and the people who dont care

Hello everyone,
This is my first post and since starting to read everyblock in September - I feel that the people who participate really care about this community and eachother in it as a whole.
Indian Boundary Park is an amazing sanctuary in the city and i feel lucky to live close and be able to take my dogs for walks in the park several times a day (and always clean up afterwards).
Which brings me to this question:
What...

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Hello everyone,
This is my first post and since starting to read everyblock in September - I feel that the people who participate really care about this community and eachother in it as a whole.
Indian Boundary Park is an amazing sanctuary in the city and i feel lucky to live close and be able to take my dogs for walks in the park several times a day (and always clean up afterwards).
Which brings me to this question:
What do you do about the people who dont leash their dogs (and there are plenty in the am)? My dogs are well trained but we do NOT let them off leash ever because of the great variables that can happen. However - other dog owners do not follow the same decorum.
We have called the police (who show up - but typically after they have time to leash up), we have asked (typically with a response of "find a different part of the park" or we just get ingnored or a snide comment.
So I ask all of you -- What would you do?
How would you handle this?
Is there anything more I can do? (and no - i wont try to find a different park)
Thank you for you replies and help!

Jim

  • So call the police then. I agree. As I said the police have better things to do, unfortunately. But I too, would rather they enforce other laws like battery, robbery, rape, murder and proliferation of guns. Having your dog off leash is not a felony just and ordinance and not what I would consider of top importance either.

  • I for one would feel stupid and immoral calling the police away from what could be a life or death situation to enforce an unleashed dog ordinance.

Aug 10

Updated Aug 13

Shooting today at 1:50PM, 7400 block of N. Hoyne

. . .that is MY block. I was out at the time, but there are now sketchy people in overpriced cars all over the area, playing cat & mouse with the cops. One guy in a brand-new black Porsche Carrera with nearly-opaque tinted windows has circled the block at least a dozen times at break-neck speed. He's pretty obviously looking for someone.

Here's the Trib write-up: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-chicago-gun-violence-shootings-20140810-story.html

  • The guy who owns the Porsche parks in the large lot behind ridge by Fargo. Doesn't seem to be someone who causes trouble. The shooting happened behind the 2 story building that has been terrible for the 6+ years I've lived on this block.

  • "The shooting happened behind the 2 story building that has been terrible for the 6+ years I've lived on this block."

    Which building? The SW corner of Hoyne & Fargo? Also, I dunno if we're talking about the same Porsche, as I had never seen this guy prior to Sunday.

Aug 10

Updated Aug 11

Farwell and Ridge

I don't know when this happened, but some time before 9:30 Sunday morning a car ended up in the sunken garden area of the apartment building on the north east corner of Farwell and Ridge.

I would love to know the story behind this.

  • Female driver gets into fight with boyfriend at their apartment. Female gets into car and speeds off going e/b on Farwell, most likely flying through the intersection at Ridge. She then proceeds to strike a vehicle going n/b I think on Ridge, just some innocent guy heading to work. She ends up flying into the courtyard of the building on the n/e corner of Farwell/Ridge. She was alone in the car and sustained pretty bad injuries, but not life threatening. Same with the guy she hit. Yes, she was DUI

  • I knew someone who was killed and someone else who was badly injured while standing in a yard when the car of some gang member or drunk fleeing the police pinned them against the house.

Jul 29

Updated Jul 29

Child care recommendations?

Still quite new to the area, we are looking at child care options for our 2 year old. Our current situation is okay, we are just exploring other options, particularly those that are daycare AND preschool. Anyone been amazed by a childcare professional in WRP/West Ridge?

  • I have 3 kids and have used two child care providers.

    Auntie's home daycare near Indian Boundary park on Lunt run by Maryann O'Malley and Panda on Ridge and Morse.

    Both are good, and my kids were happy at both places. Maryann is very organized. Panda is more free spirited. Both are loving and safe.

  • Estes / Ashland Norma - she has a 2 year old spot open right now (this never happens, she usually has a looooong waitlist). Her # is 773-262-5728. Tell her Amy and Mitch sent you ; )

  • My son went to Maryanne O Malley on Lunt for four years and loved it. She took great care of our little guy.

Jul 28

Updated Jul 29

Dog training

I have a lovely 6 year old beagle who I adore but would like to provide further training for him in relation to certain specific issues. Any recommendations for good,calm, local dog trainers? I want a reasonable amount of training but am not interested in anything over the top. He already sits and responds well to treat training he just has a few beagle related issues- barking as notification, some separation anxiety, and nervousness and hyperactivity around new people and dogs.

  • Kim Shiro at the Bark Bark Club on broadway is great. She does group lessons but also does private lessons at your home. Tell her hello to her if u call her.

  • I attended a class from the Dog Obedience Group a while back. The trainers were good and I thought that the price was reasonable. http://www.dogobediencegroup.com/

Jul 28

Updated Jul 28

Permit needed?

I would like to have a Labor Day party outside at one of the RP beaches - inviting some friends to come over for food and hang out - do I need some kind of park permit for this?

  • Christopher of Estes I am a medical massage therapist

    There will always be consumption of booze and reefer at the beach. I usually look the other way if it harms nobody and the people are not being overly obnoxious.

  • Georg Sand Seeley and Fargo

    Thanks all.

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