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Mar 14

Updated 40 hours ago

Outside Cats

The owner of the house 6341 S Kilpatrick feeds stray cats and the cats are multiplying. They are pooping in front of neighbors houses and scratching up carpet ect.... I spoke to the owner because I wanted to tell him his cats were outside and it was below zero. The man said he's been feeding them for years. I asked if he takes them for shots or to the vets for anything and he said no he can't trap them. Nobody knows what can be done. We need to get them to a shelter. Any suggestions?

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    Similarly, if you do not register your outdoor cats as feral colony, and one of "your" strays gets caught as a nuisance cat by the City, you may be refused the return of the cat. And that is all what is going to happen to you. Nothing else will...

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    Similarly, if you do not register your outdoor cats as feral colony, and one of "your" strays gets caught as a nuisance cat by the City, you may be refused the return of the cat. And that is all what is going to happen to you. Nothing else will happen. There is no fine, no ticket.

    However, in reality, it has happened in the past that a TNR caretaker was informed by the city they caught the colony cats only to find that half of the cats the city said it had were missing (read: PTSed). So, I don't know how much it matters. If your stray cat is picked up by the city with no chip - you ain't getting it back. Just be prepared for that. Period.

    But please, do not read this document as banning feeding stray cats. It's not about that at all.

  • This is the law she's referring to:

    The Cook County Managed Care of Feral Cat Ordinance, Chapter 10 Animals, Article IV Managed Care of Feral Cats, Section 10-95 through 10-99 was passed and adopted October 16, 2007 and went into effect 30 days after that date.

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Spring has arrived!!

Hope everyone read the beautiful poem by Cherokee Lee in this weeks neighborhood paper. After the winter we all endured this year it was a pleasure to read.

  • Cherokee Lee makes everything better. Toots Malone too. Whatever happened to the "Pet of the Week" profile?

    On a more somber note, I could sure use a round or two of Artie Cultew. :^( Newshound, what have you done to my weekly Gun Report?

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Apr 09

Updated 4 days ago

Order of Everyblock

I haven't been able to figure out what order our original posts are in. When I open Everyblock, I see the same articles all past due or all old and no more activity. My thought is the order should be by date order (latest date on top) within their area. I'm on my IPhone not on a laptop or computer. But does anybody know the order???

  • If anybody is reading this who is In charge of Everyblock, can you please help me out with my question? How are the articles stored, by date within ward or zip, or by subject?

    When I open the iPhone ap I see old posts, such as the original intro to the re-opening of Everyblock. I'd love it if the old data would be at the bottom and the newest posts at the top. Any help with this question?

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Apr 08

  • St Symphorosa School reviewed by a parent

    Great school! My kids couldn't be happier here! They have excelled in all subjects. Teachers are always willing to stay with your child if they need extra help. This school goes above and beyond when it comes to education. When I see what my children are learning I know my money is well spent. Besides sports, the school also has many activities through out the year like Chess Club and Spanish Club. St. Syms is just one big family and I couldn't be happier!

    St Symphorosa School (6125 South Austin Avenue) Published on GreatSchools April 7, 2014

Apr 07

Apr 07

  • St Symphorosa School reviewed by a parent

    St. Symphorosa is a wonderful school. From pre-k on up. My child excelling and is happy. This school does a great job with religion and incorporating it into other subjects and making it all relevant. I don't believe that sports is the main focus of the school. There are other activities and extracurricular offerings. Scouts, chess club, guitar as well after school Spanish class. There is something for everyone. If your looking for a school definitely check it out. Call the school and arrange a shadow day for your child. Decide for yourself. Don't let one or two negative comments influence your decision.

    St Symphorosa School (6125 South Austin Avenue) Published on GreatSchools April 6, 2014

Apr 03

Updated Apr 06

Artie Cultew's Gun Report- City Newshound

Two weeks ago Artie issued a mea culpa in response to a previous column which was deemed by many as critical of the police. Has the mysterious Mr. Cultew got the axe... or worse? Cherokee Lee is great and all, but I really looked forward to the subtly menacing words of AC.

  • Papa Chicago Lifer

    Spoke with Mr. Cultew via email a bit ago and he said that the "mea culpa" you spoke of was not his doing but his editor's, unbenounced to Artie. Sounded like a lot of slicing and dicing at the hands of his editor was going on there which he found very limiting to his journalism style. Don't know if he is still there. I also enjoyed his work.

  • Just a shot in the dark here- did Artie take a bullet for the City Newshound's poor editorial decisions or was Cultew just wildly firing off verbal rounds at our first responders?

    Maybe he was just done with Gun Report and the "First Responders" column was all part of well-thought...

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    Just a shot in the dark here- did Artie take a bullet for the City Newshound's poor editorial decisions or was Cultew just wildly firing off verbal rounds at our first responders?

    Maybe he was just done with Gun Report and the "First Responders" column was all part of well-thought out, targeted plan-a fifth estate version of suicide by cop. Say your piece and let the editor take you out.

    I hope they give him at least one more column so he can go out in a blaze of glory if he so chooses.

Apr 02

Updated Apr 04

Pot holes

So when can we expect to start getting pot holes fixed in Clearing and G Ridge?

  • I have already seen the city workings fixes pot holes there. From what I understand you need to call your ward office and report the potholes address. "Big Hole in the Ground, middle of street, Chicago, IL" That was fun. No really, call your ward office and report the address....

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    I have already seen the city workings fixes pot holes there. From what I understand you need to call your ward office and report the potholes address. "Big Hole in the Ground, middle of street, Chicago, IL" That was fun. No really, call your ward office and report the address. It'll get done, I know for a fact!!! I've done it and they've repaired it! It's nice that we have such great Ward Offices, we just need to utilize them. Our Alderman are here for us, just let them know. Thank you!

  • Meh... Aldermen are here for the mayor, their donors, and various sundry kickbacks and schemes. The fact that it takes weeks or months to get a measly pothole fixed shows how little we matter to TPTB. Furthermore, the fact that so many of us consider this acceptable shows that we...

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    Meh... Aldermen are here for the mayor, their donors, and various sundry kickbacks and schemes. The fact that it takes weeks or months to get a measly pothole fixed shows how little we matter to TPTB. Furthermore, the fact that so many of us consider this acceptable shows that we are complicit in the situation.

    Sorry to highjack your thread- our ward is a low priority. With the redistricting of ward boundaries and the subsequent clusterfudge of aldermen claiming responsibility for territory that ISN'T officially in their ward until 2015 I predict it will be a looooonnnngggg while before us suckers in ClearRidge see much progress.

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Feb 17

Updated Mar 30

Clear-Ridge's Best Pizza

Controversial subject I know. I'll keep it out of the gutter by mentioning only the best and not besmirching any sub-par dough tosser.

I'm gonna avoid ranking as well and just say my tops are Vince's, Villa Rosa, and Trianos.

  • Thanks for your "sacrifice"!

  • It has been increasingly difficult to fasten my trousers since I began my pizza odyssey. Maybe I should try to tackle local salads before I hit up the burrito joints.

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Mar 27

  • St Symphorosa School reviewed by a parent

    Saint Symphorosa School is a wonderful school. My family and I grew up at St. Symphorosa and my children currently go there and we truly feel the love of the school community. The teachers really look out for the students best interests and love them as if they are their own. I am happy to be a part of the St. Symphorosa Family.

    St Symphorosa School (6125 South Austin Avenue) Published on GreatSchools March 26, 2014

Mar 26

Free Surgery to Fix your Pet

From now until April 30th - PAWS Chicago of 3516 W 26th Street is offering free spay (for females) and neuter (for males) for pets living in 60629.

Vaccinations are available for a small fee when the surgery is being done. Pick up a voucher at Chicago Animal Control at 2741 S Western, or at the PAWS Clinic.

Surgeries are performed Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays only. For appointments call (773) 521-7729.

Please feel free to share, this was posted to Ward 13.

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Mar 24

View 2014 Summer Day Camp Program Offerings Now!

The Chicago Park District is the hot spot for kids this summer. For the ultimate summer camp experience, look no further than your local park! With a variety of camp offerings, you're sure to find an option to match your needs.

Camp programs can be found at more than 200 parks throughout the city where children enjoy water fun, field trips, athletic activities and cultural experiences.

Online Summer Registration begins on April 7 for parks west of California and on April 8 for parks east of California. Make your wishlists now to save time. http://tinyurl.com/lelmx2c

Mar 24

View 2014 Summer Day Camp Program Offerings Now!

The Chicago Park District is the hot spot for kids this summer. For the ultimate summer camp experience, look no further than your local park! With a variety of camp offerings, you're sure to find an option to match your needs.

Camp programs can be found at more than 200 parks throughout the city where children enjoy water fun, field trips, athletic activities and cultural experiences.

Online Summer Registration begins on April 7 for parks west of California and on April 8 for parks east of California. Make your wishlists now to save time. http://tinyurl.com/lelmx2c

Mar 21

Updated Mar 23

Old Central Drugs Building

Does anyone know when they will be knocking down the Central Drugs building at 63rd St & Central? I think it would be interesting to watch it come down.

  • garfieldridgenw.com Neighborhood Watch Member for Beat 811

    That building is in Beat 812
    Here are a some ways to find your answer:
    1. Call the Clearing Night Force Watch Group. (voicemail) 773.340.8012
    2. Email them ClearingNightForce812@gmail.com
    3. Attend their next meeting which is open to the public on April 9th @ 7pm at the Clearing Library 6423 W. 63rd Pl.
    4. Visit their web site: http://www.clearingnightforce.com/home.html

  • Hello, I'm part of the Clear-Ridge Historical Society, we were involved in trying to save that building and now are involved in helping preserve some elements of the building that they are going to reuse in the park they are building. According to the operations manager at the airport, the demolition contract will be in place by April and the demolition should begin in the Summer. If you're on Facebook you can check out our page for updates. Or contact us at clearridgehistory@yahoo.com

Mar 21

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Mar 20

It's that time to STOP THOSE WEEDS

If you see your spring flowers starting to bud like I have, it means the weeds are also beginning to spring up. I use Preen and Green to sprinkle in my flower beds, around the edges of my lawn and along my neighbors border. I do that because they're weeds become my weeds. Now is the perfect time to use Preen n Green because it kills seeds. In a couple months when we want to plant flower seeds the Preen n Green will be gone and you'll be able to plant flower seed. Does anybody want to discuss this?

Mar 18

Updated Mar 20

Neighborhood papers

I guess it's my lucky day. I got 2 red plum newspapers. One in the bushes and one on the porch. My neighbor didn't get any. I really wish they would stop delivering these all together. Or a supervisor needs to follow and see how they're being delivered on the route.

Dec 15 2012

Updated Mar 20

T & L Cleaners

Someone wrote in last week and gave a terrible review to this business. I've been going there for 15 years and always was satisified with the dry cleaning and tailoring. The lady who runs it has been nothing but nice and wonderful to her customers. Her work is excellent and the prices are reasonable. I would recommend this place and have to everyone I know.

  • I had a bad experience with Clean Clean on Archer. I now take my dry cleaning to CD One or to Breen's in La Grange.

  • T & L is a good place. It's a One Eye Willie approved business establishment. Nothing but positive experiences there. The tailor on Archer and Oak Park is bad news and smells bad in there like old lady candy.

  • I've been going to T&L cleaners for over 15 years too. The dry cleaning is excellent and so is the seamstress work if you need it. I don't see how there could be ANY complaints about this place.

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Mar 12

Updated Mar 17

Newspapers Everywhere

I have a real concern with the Redplum from Chicago Tribune being thrown everywhere. I do not subscribe to the paper so why am I receiving two grocery store advertising newspapers? But everybody is receiving a ton of newspapers. The neighborhood is filled with them and nobody is cleaning them up. They have become the new weed on our grass. The company even delivers papers to abandoned houses and it's obvious nobody is picking them up. Anybody else have this problem? If so call 1-800-874-2863 to inquire.

  • I hope someone from those "free" papers sees these comments and does something about it with their carriers/delivery persons.

  • If you have problems with the NewsHound, please
    Call 773-229-1900.

Mar 16

  • St. Symphorosa School reviewed by a parent

    This school is awful. Took my kids out after realizing just how awful it is. There are teachers there that are referred to as the gruesome twosome and who don't need to be teaching anymore. The principal never takes control and always says she has no idea what's going on. If you don't belong to the PTA or your child's not the star jock your pretty much the black sheep. The curriculum is way behind. The cps schools in the same area beat them in test scores and are ahead in the curriculum. Last but definitely not least they are way over priced.

    St. Symphorosa School (6125 S Austin Ave) Published on GreatSchools March 15, 2014

Feb 21

Updated Mar 15

City of Chicago authorizes Removal of DIBS

NO MORE DIBS: The City of Chicago says garbage collectors will be removing all “DIBS” items from streets on Monday.

Take this opportunity to collect the items used to mark your parking spot.

“Share” to spread the word!

(ABC 7 Eyewitness News fan Brendan Gardiner went all-out to save the spot on his street.)

  • 30+ yrs Long-time resident, trying to help keep it livable

    Has to go sooner or later...........

  • It would be awesome for the garbage collectors to pick up the garbage in the streets as well. The people living there must not feel it's their responsibility. It's really not, but garbage in front of their house makes people opinionate how those people live. Don't you think?

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    It would be awesome for the garbage collectors to pick up the garbage in the streets as well. The people living there must not feel it's their responsibility. It's really not, but garbage in front of their house makes people opinionate how those people live. Don't you think?

    We have had much more garbage since a new school was built. Kids walking to school drop their pop bottles and many people throw Beer bottles out on the landing. Well we all have eyes so everyone knows what I'm talking about.
    Garbage men pick up the garbage but home owners if garbage is anywhere in front of your house even in the street gutter it's yours to pick up if you care and you should care.

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Updated Mar 07

Thugs tagged Grimes School...

I called the police and told them what they were doing. I didn't realize how bad it was till this morning. It was awful.

I spoke with the cop last night and he said they stopped 2 kids matching their description. Took their names and said that was about it. They didn't have the spray paint on them of course and the officer said he didn't have gloves. Which they probably tossed as soon as they saw the cops.

To the police dept...much credit to responding to the scene in less than 5 minutes. Thank you for your efforts.

Hope they catch them on surveillance video from the school. They already have their names.

  • My daughter attends Grimes and the video helped alot is what i was told this morning.

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