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Help send a message to Machine Politicians!

Chicago Machine Politics Has to Stop! We plan to uncover and expose the truth behind the corruption of the SW Side of Chicago Politicians & Buddies!

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Speed Camera Survey

Residents of the 12th Ward! Please take 2-3 minutes to fill out this survey regarding the speed camera on Archer. Thank you! We appreciate your help.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/XXTHRSL

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Laundry

I am looking for a good place to do my laundry. Where is the best place to go?

  • I west to the one on Rockwell, and did't care for it at all. Very dirt, so I left and went to the one on 41st and Western. It was very good and clean. Bigest laundrymat Ive ever gone to. Proabably keep going there for now

  • Glad you found one and its close!

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Loud Bang at Night

So, at about 10:30pm I was watching tv when all of a sudden I hear a Loud Bang! Then the lights went out. There was a second bang but not as loud. The entire block went black! Along with the block behind mines. Does anyone know what it was that happened? Anyone else in this black out with me? Lol. No police sirens have been heard so idk. Thank goodness for candles and flashlights...oh and my iPad, guess I'll watch movies I downloaded on there for now.

Aug 31

Updated Sep 15

Construction?

Does anyone know when the construction at Western and Archer is going to be done with?Are they just working underground? It seems like a big project for such a small crew. Is there any way to get the traffic control out to this sight because the way they have the are blocked off is a major hazard for drivers and pedestrians. I feel sorry for all of the business lost at that intersection due to the blocked off streets and sidewalks.

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Pregnant cat question

I know from reading EveryBlock that many of you love animals, as do the people in the three units of housing in my building. I am looking for some advice here. We are near 40th and Western.

Recently, a little black cat, in the earlier stages of pregnancy, has been hanging around our yard. It's thoroughly fenced-in, and it's not uncommon for cats to hang around a bit, because there's nothing to bother them there. We have some ferals in...

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I know from reading EveryBlock that many of you love animals, as do the people in the three units of housing in my building. I am looking for some advice here. We are near 40th and Western.

Recently, a little black cat, in the earlier stages of pregnancy, has been hanging around our yard. It's thoroughly fenced-in, and it's not uncommon for cats to hang around a bit, because there's nothing to bother them there. We have some ferals in the hood, but not too many. I consider them my neighbors.

I would characterize this cat as semi-feral. She will run if you make a sudden move, but she will also allow you to approach, sometimes even rolling on her back in that "scratch my tummy" move. I worry about that, because it isn't always a very good move for a cat. Anyway, given those facts, what, if anything, can we/should be do to help this cat? We can't just take her in, because we all have rather jealous, territorial cats already inside. Any ideas or suggestions? Thanks!

  • Hello, thanks for your concern with homeless cats. I recently trapped a feral cat with kittens, I feed her daily as she's nursing her babies. Since the cat I trapped is feral, she will get fixed and eventually released back to her cat colony. Paws Chicago has traps you can...

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    Hello, thanks for your concern with homeless cats. I recently trapped a feral cat with kittens, I feed her daily as she's nursing her babies. Since the cat I trapped is feral, she will get fixed and eventually released back to her cat colony. Paws Chicago has traps you can rent to capture cats. The one you have seems to be a stray cat if she allows you to get near her and wants belly rubs. You can call paws Chicago for advice as they are very helpful. Don't call animal control as the cat will eventually get put down due to an overpopulation of cats. Do you feed her and is there shelter near you in case she has her kittens? I wish I could trap her but I'm currently working with my little brood. I might have someone who could trap her and give her a place to stay until she has her kittens.

  • we rented a trap from PAWS for the capture and release feral program. last vortex winter we captured and fixed seven cats. But along with that comes the importance of feeding them and providing them shelter. All but one is still around. Not sure what happened to the rest.

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15th Ward "Ward Day" every Saturday!

Have a city service request? Want to speak to Committeeman Raymond Lopez? Now you can every Saturday. Come by the Brighton Park Office at 2736 W. 47th Street from 10 AM - 12 PM or the West Englewood Office at 1650 W. 63rd Street from 1 PM - 3PM. For more information call the office at (773) 823-1539 or (773) 306-0837. Visit us online at www.the15thward.org.

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Updated Sep 13

Gardning?

I have plenty of blossoms on my veggies, but very few fruits, veggies! Only seen 1 bee all summer so far. Why is everyone so afraid of them that they kill them off?
Is there a professional beekeeper available to hire?

Sep 11

Updated Sep 13

Rush Hour Traffic on Archer

Traffic control is badly needed in the area of the construction on both Archer and Pershing. HELP!

  • I have lived north and south. Please southsiders get with it! 39th Street is a mess as is Archer. I drive my grand daughter to school in the morning. A.M. traffic is bad but coming home - A NIGHTMARE.

  • Jorge Vega Www.searchingchicago.com

    I agree, things are getting very aggressive down this stretch of road. I've seen people completely disregard pedestrians all to wait yet again at the red light. Give yourself some time, slow down, don't block intersections, watch for pedestrians and stop at red lights & crosswalks.

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FOUND DOG 08-31-14

Does anyone know me? I have lost my family and I need your help getting back home.
If you are my owner or know of them please have them call Susan at 773-266-3055...leave a message and someone will return your call.

Please share me with your neighbors. I MISS MY FAMILY..

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RE Safe Passage

Per Channel 7 - SAFE PASSAGE FUNDING: The Chicago Public Schools’ Safe Passage program is receiving an additional $10 million in funding from the state.
The investment will add 27 new schools and increase routes to 93 schools already in the program, employing 600 new workers. FULL STORY: http://abc7.ws/VTF4MO

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Updated Aug 28

Safe Passage

Question: Why are Safe Passage routes only reserved for certain school districts and not all? Kids need the support of adults no matter where they reside.

  • I believe the safe passage routes were developed in the highest crime areas.

  • Joe Trutin Lifelong Near Southwest side resident

    they were created after Rahm's mass neighborhood school closures. They set up those routes because those students would have to travel longer distances and sometimes trek through opposing gang turfs. Oh course it is still highly debated if they were safe as there were plenty of problems along the routes since they didnt have the staff to protect the safety of the students in the first place.

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Exercise Facility - Upstairs from where Cardenas had his old office

Parking on Archer (meter) is plentiful. For those of us who have had to purchase a permit to park on Campbell it is disturbing to see someone with a yoga mat sneak in and sneak out (minus parking permit) for an exercise session. Please! Courtesy is Contageous. Let the customers know not to park without a permit.

  • Gink Brighton Park

    Sounds like by me. LaVan Insurance on 40th street also have people parking here all the time without permits. The permit works but it needs to be enforced. Not come around maybe once a month. I have talked to people who live in other areas where they say they come...

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    Sounds like by me. LaVan Insurance on 40th street also have people parking here all the time without permits. The permit works but it needs to be enforced. Not come around maybe once a month. I have talked to people who live in other areas where they say they come out 3 times a week and in the morning and night and weekends. Forget the weekend here everyone is parked there are only a few of us who actually give out daily passes for when we have relatives or friends over. Enforcement is the key.

  • Justin K. McKinley Parker since 2008, south sider since 1998

    Try this in Wicker Park, and you'll have a ticket on your window within 5 minutes.

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