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Catalytic converter stolen

Catalytic converter stolen near Canfield and Balmoral.

  • Beware if you park your pre-2011 SUV or minivan on the street. These criminals nearly got one off of 2001 Chevy Venture in front if my home near Onahan School on Raven. They sawed off the front end of converter and then got spooked by a good Samaritan. This happened...

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    Beware if you park your pre-2011 SUV or minivan on the street. These criminals nearly got one off of 2001 Chevy Venture in front if my home near Onahan School on Raven. They sawed off the front end of converter and then got spooked by a good Samaritan. This happened to me in late July. Perps were 2 Black men driving a yellow, late model Camaro with temporary license plate. I have come to learn this occurred at about 6am AFTER sunrise in July. I also have learned that they have struck in nearby Skokie, Niles and Morton Grove.
    I sure hope they catch these pieces of #$@!.

  • OParker Native Chicagoan

    They prefer SUV's being the higher ground clearance makes for easier access .

Sep 11

Updated 5 days ago

Catalytic converter Thefts

Ours was stolen very early on the 7th (they were seen by another victim that morning at 3:30 am.) of Sep from a Honda. These thieves prefer Honda or Hyundai so beware! They are in a white vehicle be on the look out and call 911 right away. What a nuisance to our community.

  • Beware if you park your pre-2011 SUV or minivan on the street. These criminals nearly got one off of 2001 Chevy Venture in front of my home near Onahan School on Raven.

    They sawed off the front end of the converter and then got spooked by a good Samaritan. This...

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    Beware if you park your pre-2011 SUV or minivan on the street. These criminals nearly got one off of 2001 Chevy Venture in front of my home near Onahan School on Raven.

    They sawed off the front end of the converter and then got spooked by a good Samaritan. This happened to me in late July. Perps were 2 Black men driving a yellow, late model Camaro with temporary license plate. I have come to learn this occurred at about 6am AFTER sunrise in July. I also have learned that they have struck in nearby Skokie, Niles and Morton Grove.
    I sure hope they catch these pieces of #$@!.

    If it looks suspicious, call 9-1-1.

  • Uggghhh ... Well aware here mine was stolen off my Honda in May second time first one was sawed through but they must have been freaked out because they left before getting all the way however still needed a new one and that was in 2014 so some years in...

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    Uggghhh ... Well aware here mine was stolen off my Honda in May second time first one was sawed through but they must have been freaked out because they left before getting all the way however still needed a new one and that was in 2014 so some years in between. In may though that got the whole converter. Both times obvisouly here in JPark. Glad you seen them and can be aware of the time and car they are driving. Now I invested in a cat clamp and alarm so hope it makes it alittle difficult for them but criminals/thieves always have it figured out. So mean and disgusting karma lurks them though reap what you sow eventually . Sorry for
    All that have to deal with the inconvience and that feeling of violations. All be beware and alert and hope at least some get caught cuz I am sure it's a lot
    Of them roaming around doing this !

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The Cook County Board of Commissioners will meet at 10 AM to discuss repealing the Cook County beverage tax. Take Action by filling out a witness slip TODAY before the meeting!

This is the first time the County Board will be taking electronic witness slips for items heard during board meeting. Filling a slip takes less than five minutes, but could have a huge effect on the board’s decision to repeal the beverage tax.

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The Cook County Board of Commissioners will meet at 10 AM to discuss repealing the Cook County beverage tax. Take Action by filling out a witness slip TODAY before the meeting!

This is the first time the County Board will be taking electronic witness slips for items heard during board meeting. Filling a slip takes less than five minutes, but could have a huge effect on the board’s decision to repeal the beverage tax.

Here’s how to file a witness slip to support repealing the Cook County Beverage Tax:
Click here to go directly to the witness slip page.
Fill out your information in the first section: I. NAME AND BASIC INFORMATION.
Fill out the second section, MEETING YOU WISH TO BE RECORDED AS A WITNESS. Check the County Board of Commissioners Wed 9/13 11am box.
In the third section, FILE ID NUMBER, type 17-4704 (This is the item number for the repeal ordinance).
In the fourth section, TESTIMONY. If you cannot attend the meeting but wish to support the item, check DO NOT ATTEND MEETING but REGISTER IN FAVOR. This indicates to the board that you are submitting in support, but cannot be present.
In the fourth section, WRITTEN TESTIMONY. You can type or copy/paste any written statement you want included in the meeting record on the box provided. If you do not wish to type a statement type “N/A”.
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Updated Sep 05

Loud Blasts

No Power Outages and no problems at the ComEd Substation

  • Nik Neighborhood watch

    ???????? @cubshawksbears I didn't create a new post. If you look more closely. I replied to what was already posted.

  • My mistake Nik...i guess a bit more coffee should have been part of my routine this morning...my apologies.

Sep 02

Updated Sep 05

Loud Blasts on Saturday PM

2 loud blasts near Com Ed Station @ approximately 1PM near Harlem & Higgins, Woke up night shift people, (especially first responders who have to work this weekend,), scared seniors ( especially those with heart issues), scared the animals and little kids. etc. Apparently no regard for the neighbors and apparently feels entitled to do such senseless behavior! Hopefully the Labor Day Weekend will be a peaceful one for all!

  • @cubshawksbear @Nik, This person doesn't care if it was an outage or maintenance or anything. They have a serious grudge against the electric substation and documents any noise it makes. If a bird peeped near the station they would complain and claim how senseless it is and scaring everyone.

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    @cubshawksbear @Nik, This person doesn't care if it was an outage or maintenance or anything. They have a serious grudge against the electric substation and documents any noise it makes. If a bird peeped near the station they would complain and claim how senseless it is and scaring everyone.

    I'm not sure what complaining every-time will accomplish... you want power to your house? Well you are going to need sub stations. The loud bangs are probably breakers switching which means there was either an outage or more likely it switched to the secondary transmission line and saved the neighborhood from an outage. Gold Star, you like have electricity in your house right?

  • Nik Neighborhood watch

    @centran I was only responding to what was mentioned. Specified that I didn't think whatever it was was intentional. I don't read more into anything than what is written. Only try to help if I can.

Sep 04

Updated Sep 05

Found Cat

this guy was found hiding under our porch. Very scared and seems like he or she is not used to being outdoors. Message me if he looks familiar.

  • Can you bring him in and feed him? Try to bring him to a vet for free chip scanning. Post on Lost Cats of IL Thanks for caring and helping him.Beautiful cat. I wish people would be responsible and keep their cats indoor so other don't have to worry about them. Maybe a new family member? He'll love you for it. Keep us posted please.

  • Just the other day, a friend was trying to encourage me to let my indoor cats go outdoors - she kept quoting her dad, who said that cats always find their way home. I responded that based on what I see on these threads, this is obviously not always the...

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    Just the other day, a friend was trying to encourage me to let my indoor cats go outdoors - she kept quoting her dad, who said that cats always find their way home. I responded that based on what I see on these threads, this is obviously not always the case. Not to mention the dangers from traffic, the many predator animals in our area, and the increased chances of picking up fleas and parasites. So what is the upside of letting your cat out? Thankful for the folks who care enough to help lost kitties find safety and shelter.

  • This is not the horse and buggy age where cats could roam the country side.I would worry everyday that if my cat would make it home.Even my stray cats that have been living on the streets that I had to bring back from the dead LOVE it inside.There is no...

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    This is not the horse and buggy age where cats could roam the country side.I would worry everyday that if my cat would make it home.Even my stray cats that have been living on the streets that I had to bring back from the dead LOVE it inside.There is no benefits of letting them roam.I wonder if there is a law about cats like dogs.There should be, but would be hard to enforce.Everyone should spay and neuter and adopt instead of buying.Another idea foster a homeless pet.Thanks Bonnie for letting me vent

Sep 04

Updated Sep 05

Loud Blasts in The Pm

The blasts that were disruptive has NOTHING to do with Com Ed. The blasts were NEAR the substation. This particular incident was during the day, no alley or street lights were on.

  • Are we still talking about the Harlem/Higgins area? Why not add a comment there instead of reinventing the wheel here with a new post?

    That said, did anyone else hear these "blasts"?

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Aug 26

Updated Aug 30

    City Haul: More than a third of Chicago city workers make $100K-plus
    More than one of every three Chicago city workers made $100,000 or more last year - including 36 who topped Mayor Rahm Emanuel's $216,210 salary, a Chicago Sun-Times analysis has found. The number of city workers making more than Emanuel was up from 26 in a similar review by the Sun-Times in 2015.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com
  • Dennis P., care to answer the question or are you just a complainer?
    What was the purpose/point of your original post?

  • Brushman, I said I wanted to punch them in the throat not that I will...for me that's a figure of speech to show my disdain. I am a law-abiding citizen without a police record.

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  • Permit issued for electric wiring

    ATT-IL0526 "DECOM AND RETAIN UMTS 1900LTE 4C: PCS ON P3: REPLACE EXIST P3 ANT W/ 6' COMMSCOPE 8-PORT (JAHH-65B-R3B) ANT ON ALL SECTORS. ADD (3)RADIO 4415-B25 RADIOS W/SFP7. ADD DC6 POWER ONLY SQUIDLTE 5C: FIRSTNET 700 ON P4: REPLACE EXIST P4 ANT W/ 6' COMMSCOPE 8-PORT (JAHH-65B-R3B) ANT ON ALL SECTORS. ADD (3)RRUS4478 W/SFP3 IN POSTION 4. CONNECT 2 PORTS TO POS#3 AND 2 PORTS TO POS#4. AWS SWAP : SWAP (3) EXISTING AWS RRUS11+A2 WITH (3) RRUS32-B66A 2/SFP3 AND TWO FIBERS AND INSTALL IN POS4RET CONTROL- POS1 FROM 700 RRU, POS3 FROM PCS RRU, POS4 FROM FNET RRU"

    7229 W. Higgins Ave. Issued August 27, 2017 Comment

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DIY

I'd like to learn how to do simple DIY projects and home repair. Are there any classes in and around Chicago?

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Bad tasting water

My City tap water tastes as bad or worse than I have ever experienced it. I hope it's not just mine. How about yours?

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