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Updated 9 min ago

Anybody have a trusted dog-sitter/house sitter?

Hi there - just got tickets for a last-minute trip for Labor Day weekend, and our regular dog sitter is already booked. Does anybody have any recommendations? Prefer somebody who will stay at our house, but we could also bring our dog to somebody else's house. He's a big guy, 10 years old, very gentle, good with small dogs and older kids, but not cat-safe.

  • I'm with ERP1006, we use Urban Tailz and Anthony is our walker as well. He's wonderful and their prices are very reasonable.

  • +1 for iPet Chicago. We've used them for sporadic dog walking (when business travel takes me away from working at home), and all our vacations. Nothing but good things to say about them!

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11 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Help! Missing Chicken!

Hey, has anyone seen a black and white striped (Barred Rock) chicken? She is small, just a baby, only 4 months old and she has gone missing from my yard. I am worried someone may have taken her, as it is unusual she would part from her sister.
Please let me know if anyone sees a chicken matching her description. She only has been missing since tonight but I am very, very worried.

  • JasmineH Resident

    I found her! I woke up at dawn this morning to search and found her in the alley. Thanks for the suggestions, everyone!

  • Yay!

Jan 30

Updated 1 hour ago

Crime in East Garfield Park

Anyone have anything to say?

  • Marcus de la fleur Proud Lawndale resident

    I heard a really interesting interview on the radio with historian Peniel Joseph talking about the civil rights movement then and now, all in the context of the Ferguson events. Here is a link. It is worth-it-while to listen to the interview:

    http://hereandnow.wbur.org/2014/08/20/peniel-joseph-ferguson

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Crowd sourcing can probably do a better job than most leadership can provide in the worst of Chicago neighborhoods. Failures in leadership has been a critical component of Chicagos' past 50 years. One party rule has failed to uplift those in poverty out of poverty. Leadership has only fostered and...

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    Crowd sourcing can probably do a better job than most leadership can provide in the worst of Chicago neighborhoods. Failures in leadership has been a critical component of Chicagos' past 50 years. One party rule has failed to uplift those in poverty out of poverty. Leadership has only fostered and institutionalized ghettos on the south and west sides of Chicago while developing opulence for tourists who don't live here.

    OMG take a walk on MIchigan Ave...hear the foreign voices as they shop till they drop. Personally I love cosmopolitan and international. What I don't love is that access to simple things in life..safety, jobs, decent housing...does not exist in the majority of the Chicago map for residents who live here and suffer from the grinding poverty.

    Insiders have failed to address our serious issues for 5 decades. Outsiders will probably do a better job because they have fresh eyes and are not biased and prejudiced as Chicagoans are.

    Again, this is not to denegrate politicians who have done a great job to service their constituents. Drive their wards and you can see the fruits of their efforts. Drive the wards of the vast ghetto wastelands and judge the politicans in those districts on the merit of their work. It is an easy test, yet many wards still maintain their blight despite union labor being paid to do this poor job.

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Missing ShihTzu

My landlords dog got out sometime today. His name is Charlie he is light brown. I don't have any pictures. We live at springfield and division. I'd appreciate if you see him. He is old and sick, so he needs lots of care. He looks a little like this.

  • still no sign of him

  • AnnaWilson Anna

    That is the worst feeling in the world. I'm so sorry for your landlord.

  • They will have to go to Animal Control every day - they can't call up and ask if he's there. He could get euthanized if they do not go and try to see if he is there.

Jul 30

Updated 14 hours ago

New candidate running for alderman in 26th ward

Anyone know anything about the new candidate running for alderman in the 26th ward? I don't know his name, but would like to learn more about him. Hoping someone can add more detail.

  • Ps. I talked with Corona the other day and was super pleased.

  • Robert Terra Works in Chicago Local Politics

    Hey Guys, It's nice to see the enthusiasm for political change in Humboldt Park! I'm one of Adam Corona's Campaign Coordinators working in the office located at 2547 W North Avenue.

    First I'd like to take a moment and thank those taking the time to do their homework on this...

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    Hey Guys, It's nice to see the enthusiasm for political change in Humboldt Park! I'm one of Adam Corona's Campaign Coordinators working in the office located at 2547 W North Avenue.

    First I'd like to take a moment and thank those taking the time to do their homework on this upcoming election, without a concerned and informed voter base politics the 26th ward is susceptible to unaccountable career politicians. It seems that the posters here have a few potential hesitations for the Corona Campaign, and hopefully I can clear up the confusion.

    Adam has worked with the local police and has been involved with CAPS programs for much of the past decade. Although I am unaware of what statement he might have made to raise eyebrows in Smith Park I am aware that he is currently planning on returning to the area for Community Meeting in the near future. Adam is very concerned with street and public safety and I'm sure he would appreciate to have those concerns raised while he is speaking. A couple of us here have worked on other political campaigns such as myself who worked on the Campaign to elect Will Guizzardi, others have invested their time and efforts into community by working in either security or community organization committees.

    Also Adam is currently the Sanitation Superintendent for the 45th ward, however the Alderman of the 45th ward is none other than John Arena, the only Chicago Alderman to have been adopted by the Northside DFA and one of the more entrenched members of the Progressive Caucus. If there is one thing I have learned for fact in Chicago Politics it is that Progressives and Machine Democrats hardly if ever see eye to eye during the election cycles. If elected Adam is planning on working with the Progressive caucus to establish more accountable representation within the 26th ward and trying to bring an end to the type of Machine politics that have lead to disproportionate spending of the wards available resources.

23 hours ago

Congressman Luis Gutierrez Celebrates Clemente's 40th

Congressman Luis Gutierrez Celebrates Clemente's 40th

23 hours ago

IRS Phone Scams Warning

The IRS is again warning the public about phone scams that continue to claim victims all across the country. In these scams, thieves make unsolicited phone calls to their intended victims. Callers fraudulently claim to be from the IRS and demand immediate payment of taxes by a prepaid debit card or wire transfer. The callers are often hostile and abusive.

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26 hours ago

I am looking for architectural information on my property

Can any on tell me if there are any online sources to find the architectural history of a property? Who built it ? Pictures of its original condition? original owners. i especially need to look a the facade and how the gutters were placed.

26 hours ago

Lost Cat in Humboldt

Has anyone seen a small, all black kitten around the Francisco & Augusta area? He's been missing for about a week.

31 hours ago

Aug 11

Updated 33 hours ago

Seeking local bands!

I would love to know about any local family friendly or kid-oriented bands/musicians that put on a good show and would be interested in a one hour Sunday afternoon "concert" for kids at the Beat Kitchen in Roscoe Village. I'm especially interested in anything ethnically/culturally significant, traditional or experimental that will captivate an audience of under-12-year-olds. Who do you know? What do you like? Send me some links so I can check them all out! Thanks neighbors!

  • Kristene returning naturalized Chicagoan

    My dd's violin teacher is a dynamic performer and has a duo with a piano/keyboard/accordion player. Both very experienced with a variety of programing suitable for families. Has a ongoing gig with the NorthPark Nature Center for kids. I sent her a link to your post but here is their web site: http://coalesceduo.weebly.com/

  • BenTatarMusic Owner, BenTatarMusic (www.bentatarmusic.com)

    Hey Jenny, you can check out more about the band at my website, www.bentatarmusic.com, or bentatarmusic on facebook/twitter/YouTube. We also have our debut album, "Food!" available on iTunes.... it's been a busy summer!

    If you'd like to talk about schedules or programming directly, you can drop me a line at bentatarmusic@gmail.com.

45 hours ago

Goethe Elementary After School Program is Here!

Hi all,

We just stumbled upon this a few days ago, and wanted to relay the information. Goethe Elementary School will now have an after school program for the 2014/2015 school year. It's very affordable and registration is open. Here is the link for further details:

http://www.rightatschool.com/locations/right-at-goethe-school.php

Aug 13

Updated 47 hours ago

Found Cat

On Monday 8/11 I found a very ill tortoiseshell cat on the 1200 block of Campbell. She was wearing a green flea collar and had been to the vet in the he near past, her belly was shaved and her front leg was shaved for a catheter. Anyone know this little lady?

  • L. Huth Resident

    Very very kind of you to take care of kitty. Sounds like she had some recent medical attention. I am glad she is not alone on the streets in her condition. Thanks again.

  • In case anyone is still checking this, the kitty is doing much better, but has some sort of liver condition. For a longer version of her story, go here: http://www.gofundme.com/d33gbo and consider donating.

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Best Mofongo in Humboldt?

Can anyone recommend some great mofongo? I noticed a lot of places don't have it and I would love to support some restaurants that do it right.

Any suggestions?

  • Las Palma Puerto Rican Restaurant located at 1340 N. Homan, Chicago IL.
    Near North Avenue. Very delicious!!!

  • I agree with Bleed Blue. Marcellas, a block or so West of Kimball on Fullerton is clean, reasonably priced, and has an espresso machine and coffee sense, but no Mofongo. The do have 3 or 4 nicely seasoned and fresh cafeteria style dishes, ready to go, including Ropa Vieja, pork...

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    I agree with Bleed Blue. Marcellas, a block or so West of Kimball on Fullerton is clean, reasonably priced, and has an espresso machine and coffee sense, but no Mofongo. The do have 3 or 4 nicely seasoned and fresh cafeteria style dishes, ready to go, including Ropa Vieja, pork and chicken on the bone. Nice owners, good service, cash only.

    I have eaten at Las Palma a few times, and it was OK, but the huge selection and not so many customers made me wonder how long the food had been sitting around. The building has 3 boarded up windows that have been staring at the street for years, which is a clear indication that I won't be eating there at least until that is fixed.

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6 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Missing baby pit bull

She is 6 weeks old, Her color is gray. She has a little white on her. I bought her so she can be a companion with my 21 year old dog. She has beautiful blue eyes. Be a good person and return her. There is a reward. She is being missing very much. Call (773)484-5056 or (773) 405-7284. Please

  • So, was that your puppy?

  • very interested to know how the puppy got out and I've been in rescue and have been around animals my whole life, haven't met a dog that was 21 ever.

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