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100 year rain

Ok here we go again so who has gotten water in the basment? I thought the deep tunnel was going to handel this issue.

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Lost Cat

Last seen August 16, at 1:30pm, near 44th and Keeler. Microchipped for Feline Friends Chicago, where we originally adopted him from. No tags. Responds to "Sarge." Any information, please reply to this post. Sarge has a "brother" and two heartsick humans who miss him very much.

  • I saw a cat cross the street around 10:30 pm on Aug 19. I did notice it was striped. came from alley between Karlov and Komensky crossed 45th heading south into alley. Good Luck

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Re: Small Battery Recycling

Q: Where in the 23rd WARD can one drop off small batteries for recycling (used to do it at Staples, but that store closed; used to do it at the libraries, but they no longer do this service).

  • Chet 606 Rogers Park, NOHavana, CE

    Mercury & other materials of concern have been taken out of std alkaline batteries. Also, there were issues with batteries leaking, getting warm, & occasionally starting on fire - at least making a mess. This is why many programs have been stopped. Chicago's HHHW collection refuses to accept std alkaline...

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    Mercury & other materials of concern have been taken out of std alkaline batteries. Also, there were issues with batteries leaking, getting warm, & occasionally starting on fire - at least making a mess. This is why many programs have been stopped. Chicago's HHHW collection refuses to accept std alkaline batteries, instructing to dispose in regular trash.

    I agree. The acids that may leak out of used or stored batteries can be yucky even dangerous if they come in contact with eyes, skin, animals, .... But it is easily neutralized by other trash.

    A much bigger concern are lawn chemicals. This is where focus should be. Scotts and other stuff is very dangerous. The warnings on the bags should be taken seriously. How many change their clothing before coming into the house after using this garbage - if they use it? Sprays for house plants & Round-Up. IMO, we will be treating this in the future with the concern we now apply to mercury, asbestos & lead.

    Rechargeable batteries are still a concern. (cell phone, computer, watch, toys) These should be collected & taken to a facility. The most convenient is Chgo's HHHW facility on Goose Island (~ Division & Halsted). They are open 1st Sat of each month 8AM-noon; Tue 8-noon; Thur noon-7PM. Something like that 312-744-3060.

    I've been there many times over the years. It's worth going at least once. My suggestion is to plan to be there the saturday's they are open by 10am. It is easily an educational moment for the young and old alike.

    I collected HHHW from neighbors & AHCA members when I lived in AH. I would be willing go with with you Up2uUp2me with enough notice some saturday to Chgo's HHHW for educational purposes. We could meet on the SW-side, you taking your transportation with material for drop off, me taking mine with some room for any material overflow, leading you to the facility, then me parting my way, you on your own to return.

    Thanks for bringing awareness to this topic.

  • When Walgreens and the Public Libraries were collecting batteries, I collected them and stored them in a plastic lunch bag on the kitchen counter top. Within a couple of weeks, I had collected a good handful of batteries. It wasn't long before I walked into the kitchen and the bag exploded, expelling black dust. I had an asthma attack.

    I wonder if the same thing happened at the public collection sites.

    You have to be careful storing and collecting batteries, they can and will explode if not kept cool.

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sewer issues

Does anyone know if the city plans on working on the sewers in the area? I have seen so many people get water in basments after the heavy down pours we have gotten. Those once in 100 year storms that happen every year now. Other areas have gotten new "super" sewers etc and it has kept water out of the basments. I would not mind my street ripped up for a few weeks if it meant I would not care if it rained or wonder if I would have to help a neighbor get rid of a foot of water in there basment.

  • Hello everyone..please keep an eye out for Dolly..she has been lost by 46th Leamington since July 28th..urgent she is found..has heart condition....

  • Shorlanda When did they start work in that area??

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4900 Kostner Speed Bumps Removed

At long last, the 4900 Kostner Avenue speed bumps were removed today. Thank you Alderman Zalewski - 23rd Ward.

  • Aaron Cheselske From the burbs to SW CHI

    Thank you Alderman Zaleski for fixing the millions of potholes to my drive to work causing me not have to buy new tires 4 times this year already. Oh wait that was a dream I had last night. Guess Dreams don't come true in this case,

  • Archer Heights Guy Long time resident.

    AC - Why are you resurrecting a Dec 2011 post thanking the Alderman for removing unecessary speed bumps to promote your own agenda? He acted on a request from the communty, which is what he is supposed to do. Why give sarcasm to an Alderman for doing his job?

    Assuming one million of your "millions" of potholes are 12" long each that would mean one million potholes equals 189.4 miles. So where the heck is your job that you commute to?

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SW-side Continues to Bury Head in Sand as Gov Quinn Gives $50,000,000 for Trails

As a former resident of Archer Heights and a former board member of the Archer Heights Civic Association, .... I told you so!

http://www.dot.il.gov/press/1%2030%2013%20ITEP%20-%20RELEASE.pdf

When will the leaders of the Sw-side wake up? When will the people of the SW-side (Archer Heights, Garfield Ridge, Clearing) wake up? There was a reason why I championed for a bicycle and nature path for many years. There was a reason why I repeatedly sought to meet with Ald.Burke, Ald. Zalewski, Cong. Lipinski. There...

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As a former resident of Archer Heights and a former board member of the Archer Heights Civic Association, .... I told you so!

http://www.dot.il.gov/press/1%2030%2013%20ITEP%20-%20RELEASE.pdf

When will the leaders of the Sw-side wake up? When will the people of the SW-side (Archer Heights, Garfield Ridge, Clearing) wake up? There was a reason why I championed for a bicycle and nature path for many years. There was a reason why I repeatedly sought to meet with Ald.Burke, Ald. Zalewski, Cong. Lipinski. There was a reason why I repeatedly tried to get the 'leaders' of the AHCA to support a bicycle path. If only for the reason to give energetic youth someplace to blow off steam rather than by breaking into garages and other 'crime'. But then the local papers wouldn't have much to write about.

Everyone knows (or they find out the hard way after years of trying) that to get anything done in Archer Heights one needs to have the 'leaders' figuratively present the idea on a platter of promissory votes to who ever is the alderman at the time (pick one from the above). The more pomposity the better. Yes?

One prostitute, two prostitute, three prostitute, four. Apparently there isn't enough time between counting prostitutes on 47th & Cicero or trying to get a 'senior discount' from the local politicians to champion any other cause.

The SW-side, Archer Heights specifically is the land where politicians go to retire before they retire. It's a community where one with just a HS education is comfortable. Check out the last census. Wasn't Gov Quinn a guest at the AHCA meeting earlier this year?

A bicycle path people. It's easy. Have the conversation, interest and preliminary design on the shelf ready to go for moments like this!

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