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Missing Dog

Hi--our dog got out around Belmont and Kenmore at about 11 AM today (June 27) and we can't find her. Her name is Sorcha and she's a large Belgian sheepdog, about 60 pounds. Please call me at 773-844-3583 if you find her. She has jet black fur and is friendly but skittish and may run away.

  • catlady for the love of cats, lets get along!

    Oh no what a beautiful doggy, i will definitley keep an eye out for her. Prayers for a safe return!

  • We found her! Thanks, everyone.

7 hours ago

Tax Filing Status for New Parents

Keep in mind a few tax filing status items if you have a new addition (a child) to the family in 2017.

http://illinoisestateplanning.blogspot.com/2017/06/new-parent-series-tax-and-estate-issues.html

    New Parent Series Part I - Dependent Issues and Tax Filing Status For You to Consider
    It truly is a magical and to some extent, an overwhelming moment when the doctor places your new baby in your arms for the first time or your family grows through the joy of an adoption. There are so many things to think about.
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Jun 20

Updated 9 hours ago

Great and not too expensive dog trainer in Lakeview?

Our small 1.5 year old rescue dog is great and for the most part extremely well behaved. Occasionally, though, when we're outside -- she's always on leash -- she'll bark at runners going by when she's startled by them and frightened.
Does anyone know of a really good local (Lakeview) dog trainer iwho isn't wildly expensive, and would be willing to do a session or two to teach me how to handle/help her to change that behavior?
Thank you

  • Sam

    Please do research, the bean bag and coin can could also scare and terrify dogs. In some cases make dogs aggressive especially if you are throwing objects at a dog. What works for some may not always work for others.

  • Laylasimicart artist selling off of Etsy

    Cesar Milan has dvds and a show on Sat. ch 8 (the CW) called Dog Whisperer & books too.

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Help save Sasha

Hello,
Currently trying to help a friend and her dog. Angie recently found out her dog needs a serious operation, but she happens to be struggling at the momment. Please please show support by sharing her campaign,
Thank you for the consideration!

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  • DianeW just nosey

    I hope your friend can gather up enough funds for Sasha.

    I'm not sure if she's already explored this option but there's a credit card specifically for medical care (humans and animals can use it) and there's no interest for 6, 12 or 24 months depending on the amount financed.

    Please tell her to look into applying for a Care Credit card.

  • How is the pup? Did he have the operation?

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Lost Cat

My cat got out today. She's a petite dilute calico. She looks like she's dusty.

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Everything You Need To Know About This Weekend's Pride Parade

Starting at 10 a.m., the following streets will be closed to all vehicular traffic until around 8 p.m.: Broadway from Montrose to Irving Park, Halsted from Sheridan to Belmont, Belmont from Clark to Broadway, Broadway from Belmont to Diversey and Diversey from Clark and Sheridan.

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...to Broadway before its final leg going east on Diversey Parkway. The parade ends at Diversey and Sheridan Road...

There are only a few spots where those on the sidelines can cross over to the other side of the street. Those are on Halsted at Grace, Addison, Cornelia, Roscoe and Aldine. Pedestrians can cross Broadway at Montrose, Irving Park, Wellington and Oakdale.

• Addison Street from 736 W. Addison St. to Sheffield

If you find yourself feeling a little overheated, there will be stationary CTA cooling buses in four locations: Addison west of Halsted, Halsted south of Belmont, Belmont east of Broadway and Wilton north of Belmont.

If you find yourself feeling a little overheated, there will be stationary CTA cooling buses in four locations: Addison west of Halsted, Halsted south of Belmont, Belmont east of Broadway and Wilton north of Belmont.

If you find yourself feeling a little overheated, there will be stationary CTA cooling buses in four locations: Addison west of Halsted, Halsted south of Belmont, Belmont east of Broadway and Wilton north of Belmont.

If you need first aid, the Chicago Fire Department has first aid stations at 901 W. Addison St. (west of Fremont), 765 W. Roscoe St. (east of Halsted), 3165 N. Halsted St. (south of Belmont), 561 W. Surf St. (at Broadway north of Diversey) and 802 W. Roscoe St. (west of Halsted).

If you need first aid, the Chicago Fire Department has first aid stations at 901 W. Addison St. (west of Fremont), 765 W. Roscoe St. (east of Halsted), 3165 N. Halsted St. (south of Belmont), 561 W. Surf St. (at Broadway north of Diversey) and 802 W. Roscoe St. (west of Halsted).

If you need first aid, the Chicago Fire Department has first aid stations at 901 W. Addison St. (west of Fremont), 765 W. Roscoe St. (east of Halsted), 3165 N. Halsted St. (south of Belmont), 561 W. Surf St. (at Broadway north of Diversey) and 802 W. Roscoe St. (west of Halsted).

If you need first aid, the Chicago Fire Department has first aid stations at 901 W. Addison St. (west of Fremont), 765 W. Roscoe St. (east of Halsted), 3165 N. Halsted St. (south of Belmont), 561 W. Surf St. (at Broadway north of Diversey) and 802 W. Roscoe St. (west of Halsted).

If you need first aid, the Chicago Fire Department has first aid stations at 901 W. Addison St. (west of Fremont), 765 W. Roscoe St. (east of Halsted), 3165 N. Halsted St. (south of Belmont), 561 W. Surf St. (at Broadway north of Diversey) and 802 W. Roscoe St. (west of Halsted).

If you need first aid, the Chicago Fire Department has first aid stations at 901 W. Addison St. (west of Fremont), 765 W. Roscoe St. (east of Halsted), 3165 N. Halsted St. (south of Belmont), 561 W. Surf St. (at Broadway north of Diversey) and 802 W. Roscoe St. (west of Halsted).

A designated outdoor area for seniors will be in the 600 block of West Diversey Parkway, toward the end of the parade route. Sidewalks will be less crowded, and there are portable toilets for people with physical challenges.

...with the PRIDE logo can be found at the following retail locations: Batteries Not Included, 3704 N. Halsted St.; Bobby's Love, 3729 N. Halsted St.; He Who Eats Mud, 3247 N. Broadway; Inn...

...at the following retail locations: Batteries Not Included, 3704 N. Halsted St.; Bobby's Love, 3729 N. Halsted St.; He Who Eats Mud, 3247 N. Broadway; Inn Exile, 5758 W. 65th St.; Scot's...

...3704 N. Halsted St.; Bobby's Love, 3729 N. Halsted St.; He Who Eats Mud, 3247 N. Broadway; Inn Exile, 5758 W. 65th St.; Scot's, 1829 W. Montrose Ave.; Unabridged Books, 3251...

...s Love, 3729 N. Halsted St.; He Who Eats Mud, 3247 N. Broadway; Inn Exile, 5758 W. 65th St.; Scot's, 1829 W. Montrose Ave.; Unabridged Books, 3251 N. Broadway and Women & Children First...

...He Who Eats Mud, 3247 N. Broadway; Inn Exile, 5758 W. 65th St.; Scot's, 1829 W. Montrose Ave.; Unabridged Books, 3251 N. Broadway and Women & Children First Books, 5233 N. Clark St...

...Broadway; Inn Exile, 5758 W. 65th St.; Scot's, 1829 W. Montrose Ave.; Unabridged Books, 3251 N. Broadway and Women & Children First Books, 5233 N. Clark St...

...s, 1829 W. Montrose Ave.; Unabridged Books, 3251 N. Broadway and Women & Children First Books, 5233 N. Clark St.

• Fat Cat, 4840 N. Broadway, is offering complimentary cinnamon sugar doughnuts with purchase of an entree.

• Tesfa Ethiopian, 1023 W. Wilson Ave., is offering 10 percent off the bill of those who have a Pride flag with them.

• Demera Ethiopian, 4801 N. Broadway, is offering 20 percent off the total bill of those who have a Pride flag with them.

• Papa Ray's, 4757 N. Sheridan Road, is offering several discounts for those who have a Pride flag with them.

• Big Chicks, 5024 N. Sheridan Road, will host a free barbecue with cheeseburgers, veggie burgers, bratwursts and hot dogs from 4-6 p.m.

• Satellite Cafe, 942 W. Montrose Ave.

• Klein's Bakery, 4155 N. Broadway

• Dollop Coffee, 4181 N. Clarendon Ave.

• Emerald City, 1224 W. Wilson Ave. and 3938 N. Sheridan Road.

• Emerald City, 1224 W. Wilson Ave. and 3938 N. Sheridan Road.

• Everybody's Coffee, 935 W. Wilson Ave.

• Starbucks inside Target, 4446 N. Broadway

• Pride Arts Center, 4147 N. Broadway, will offer a complimentary breakfast of coffee, snacks and camaraderie at 10 a.m.

...Mermaid pool party: Deuces & The Diamond Club over in Wrigleyville, 3505 N. Clark St., will host a pool party from noon to 10 p.m. featuring body painting, a...

...Back Lot Bash: The Andersonville bash held in the parking lot behind Cheetah Gym, 5248 N. Clark St., has become a destination for lesbians' during Pride Weekend with a schedule full of live...

• Journey To The Center of Pride: This Pride celebration includes DJs, live performers, drag entertainers, gogo dancers, queer nightlife personalities, fashion designers, interactive installations and a ball pit. Annoyance Theater, 851 W. Belmont Ave. 2 p.m. Tickets are $10.

    Everything You Need To Know About This Weekend's Pride Parade
    BOYSTOWN - For the 48th year, Boystown will erupt in rainbow balloons and confetti this weekend to celebrate the pride of Chicago's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities. Whether it's your first time at the parade or your 20th, there's some important information you should know to make this your best Pride yet.
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Lost Dog. Small Terrier Mix. Grey, Black, white and tan markings. Male.

Hank went missing on Friday 5/19 around 2:30PM when he got lose from the dog walker. He was last seen around Roscoe St. and Lake Shore Drive. We heard there was an accident and a dog was hit and killed around the time he went missing but we have checked with 311, CACC, various vets shelters and Lost dogs IL and there is no record of him or of a dog involved in a car accident. We still have hope...

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Hank went missing on Friday 5/19 around 2:30PM when he got lose from the dog walker. He was last seen around Roscoe St. and Lake Shore Drive. We heard there was an accident and a dog was hit and killed around the time he went missing but we have checked with 311, CACC, various vets shelters and Lost dogs IL and there is no record of him or of a dog involved in a car accident. We still have hope he is out there until we have some answers. Please spread the word and keep an eye out for him. If you see him, do not chase him as he is confused and scared. Sit on the ground and try to give him a treat or softly call his name. I just want my baby home safe and sound, or to have closure if someone witnessed the accident and can confirm it was him. ;(. Thank you in advance for your help!!!

  • Don't give up hope. Never accept what you don't know for sure. If the police confirms the dog, then maybe. But please keep on searching and have faith.

    Who the heck is this dog walker that shouldn't be walking dogs in the first place? Please tell us because I have two dogs and use walkers often.

  • Christina~I am so sorry that you have no real closure, either way. You said you've tried every avenue possible, so I assume you checked with the policeman taking the accident report or have read the report? You said there were two witnesses, were you able to show them a pic...

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    Christina~I am so sorry that you have no real closure, either way. You said you've tried every avenue possible, so I assume you checked with the policeman taking the accident report or have read the report? You said there were two witnesses, were you able to show them a pic of your dog to get a more definite answer? What about the drivers of the cars? Could there possibly be some security videos in the area that may have caught your dog in that area around the time of the accident? A possible police car video? One last idea. Could you check w/Streets & San to see if they had to dispose of a deceased dog, on that day. I wonder if they have logs of what they have "picked up", for lack of a better word. I'm sorry if I have repeated what others may have said. Just trying to brainstorm to give you closure.

4 days ago

'Bump and Run' Thieves Make Off With Porsche in River North

Another victim was sitting at Diversey and Wolcott last May when, she says, her BMW SUV was rear ended.

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The bumper tapping thefts and attempted thefts have been reported in numerous parts of the city, police say. The most recent occurred in the River North neighborhood Thursday night about 11:30 p.m. at the corner of Hubbard and Kingsbury.

Similar incidents have been reported on May 8 in the 100 block of South Racine, May 1 at Augusta and Wood, April 30 at Noble and Milwaukee and April 10 in the 400 block of North Damen and April 7 in the 1100 block of South Racine.

Similar incidents have been reported on May 8 in the 100 block of South Racine, May 1 at Augusta and Wood, April 30 at Noble and Milwaukee and April 10 in the 400 block of North Damen and April 7 in the 1100 block of South Racine.

Similar incidents have been reported on May 8 in the 100 block of South Racine, May 1 at Augusta and Wood, April 30 at Noble and Milwaukee and April 10 in the 400 block of North Damen and April 7 in the 1100 block of South Racine.

Similar incidents have been reported on May 8 in the 100 block of South Racine, May 1 at Augusta and Wood, April 30 at Noble and Milwaukee and April 10 in the 400 block of North Damen and April 7 in the 1100 block of South Racine.

Similar incidents have been reported on May 8 in the 100 block of South Racine, May 1 at Augusta and Wood, April 30 at Noble and Milwaukee and April 10 in the 400 block of North Damen and April 7 in the 1100 block of South Racine.

    'Bump and Run' Thieves Make Off With Porsche in River North
    Thieves are continuing to use an unnerving ruse to get drivers out of their cars in Chicago called the "bump and run," months after multiple reports from victims, police say. The bumper tapping thefts and attempted thefts have been reported in numerous parts of the city, police say.
    http://www.nbcchicago.com

4 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Lost Dog!

Maizie has been missing since Tuesday night. Her family lives near Webster and Cleveland in Lincoln Park and have been searching all over (and posting the usual places). She is chipped and was wearing her collar. She has also been going through chemo and needs meds, so if you see her please contact her family as soon as possible (she is very friendly and will respond to her name). Reward offered.

773-991-5012
Or 708-415-0290

  • Good news everyone! Maizie is back home. A good samaritan found her chained to a tree near Whitney Young high school and called the owners. I'm told that she wasn't in great shape but doesn't seem to have suffered permanent harm.

    The bad news is that she is unlikely to...

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    Good news everyone! Maizie is back home. A good samaritan found her chained to a tree near Whitney Young high school and called the owners. I'm told that she wasn't in great shape but doesn't seem to have suffered permanent harm.

    The bad news is that she is unlikely to have traveled from her gated front yard in Lincoln Park to Whitney by herself. It seems that she was taken from her yard on Tuesday and then abandoned at some point afterwards. Just a gentle reminder to city dog owners (myself included) about leaving your dog unattended (which I do quite often).

    Don't mean to hijack the thread Winnemack, but wanted to get the news out to those following this ordeal. Thanks for posting!

  • That's awesome! Her owners are regulars/friends who come into my job often. So glad she's back!

4 days ago

Everything You Need To Know About This Weekend's Pride Parade

Starting at 10 a.m., the following streets will be closed to all vehicular traffic until around 8 p.m.: Broadway from Montrose to Irving Park, Halsted from Sheridan to Belmont, Belmont from Clark to Broadway, Broadway from Belmont to Diversey and Diversey from Clark and Sheridan.

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It kicks off at noon at Montrose and Broadway and progresses through Uptown and Lakeview. In recent years, the parade has lasted anywhere from...

...to Broadway before its final leg going east on Diversey Parkway. The parade ends at Diversey and Sheridan Road...

• Addison Street from 736 W. Addison St. to Sheffield

If you find yourself feeling a little overheated, there will be stationary CTA cooling buses in four locations: Addison west of Halsted, Halsted south of Belmont, Belmont east of Broadway and Wilton north of Belmont.

If you find yourself feeling a little overheated, there will be stationary CTA cooling buses in four locations: Addison west of Halsted, Halsted south of Belmont, Belmont east of Broadway and Wilton north of Belmont.

If you find yourself feeling a little overheated, there will be stationary CTA cooling buses in four locations: Addison west of Halsted, Halsted south of Belmont, Belmont east of Broadway and Wilton north of Belmont.

If you need first aid, the Chicago Fire Department has first aid stations at 901 W. Addison St. (west of Fremont), 765 W. Roscoe St. (east of Halsted), 3165 N. Halsted St. (south of Belmont), 561 W. Surf St. (at Broadway north of Diversey) and 802 W. Roscoe St. (west of Halsted).

If you need first aid, the Chicago Fire Department has first aid stations at 901 W. Addison St. (west of Fremont), 765 W. Roscoe St. (east of Halsted), 3165 N. Halsted St. (south of Belmont), 561 W. Surf St. (at Broadway north of Diversey) and 802 W. Roscoe St. (west of Halsted).

If you need first aid, the Chicago Fire Department has first aid stations at 901 W. Addison St. (west of Fremont), 765 W. Roscoe St. (east of Halsted), 3165 N. Halsted St. (south of Belmont), 561 W. Surf St. (at Broadway north of Diversey) and 802 W. Roscoe St. (west of Halsted).

If you need first aid, the Chicago Fire Department has first aid stations at 901 W. Addison St. (west of Fremont), 765 W. Roscoe St. (east of Halsted), 3165 N. Halsted St. (south of Belmont), 561 W. Surf St. (at Broadway north of Diversey) and 802 W. Roscoe St. (west of Halsted).

If you need first aid, the Chicago Fire Department has first aid stations at 901 W. Addison St. (west of Fremont), 765 W. Roscoe St. (east of Halsted), 3165 N. Halsted St. (south of Belmont), 561 W. Surf St. (at Broadway north of Diversey) and 802 W. Roscoe St. (west of Halsted).

If you need first aid, the Chicago Fire Department has first aid stations at 901 W. Addison St. (west of Fremont), 765 W. Roscoe St. (east of Halsted), 3165 N. Halsted St. (south of Belmont), 561 W. Surf St. (at Broadway north of Diversey) and 802 W. Roscoe St. (west of Halsted).

A designated outdoor area for seniors will be in the 600 block of West Diversey Parkway, toward the end of the parade route. Sidewalks will be less crowded, and there are portable toilets for people with physical challenges.

...with the PRIDE logo can be found at the following retail locations: Batteries Not Included, 3704 N. Halsted St.; Bobby's Love, 3729 N. Halsted St.; He Who Eats Mud, 3247 N. Broadway; Inn...

...at the following retail locations: Batteries Not Included, 3704 N. Halsted St.; Bobby's Love, 3729 N. Halsted St.; He Who Eats Mud, 3247 N. Broadway; Inn Exile, 5758 W. 65th St.; Scot's...

...3704 N. Halsted St.; Bobby's Love, 3729 N. Halsted St.; He Who Eats Mud, 3247 N. Broadway; Inn Exile, 5758 W. 65th St.; Scot's, 1829 W. Montrose Ave.; Unabridged Books, 3251...

...s Love, 3729 N. Halsted St.; He Who Eats Mud, 3247 N. Broadway; Inn Exile, 5758 W. 65th St.; Scot's, 1829 W. Montrose Ave.; Unabridged Books, 3251 N. Broadway and Women & Children First...

...He Who Eats Mud, 3247 N. Broadway; Inn Exile, 5758 W. 65th St.; Scot's, 1829 W. Montrose Ave.; Unabridged Books, 3251 N. Broadway and Women & Children First Books, 5233 N. Clark St...

...Broadway; Inn Exile, 5758 W. 65th St.; Scot's, 1829 W. Montrose Ave.; Unabridged Books, 3251 N. Broadway and Women & Children First Books, 5233 N. Clark St...

...s, 1829 W. Montrose Ave.; Unabridged Books, 3251 N. Broadway and Women & Children First Books, 5233 N. Clark St.

• Fat Cat, 4840 N. Broadway, is offering complimentary cinnamon sugar donuts with purchase of an entree.

• Tesfa Ethiopian, 1023 W. Wilson Ave., is offering 10 percent off your bill for those who have a Pride flag with them.

• Demera Ethiopian, 4801 N. Broadway, is offering 20-percent off your total bill for those who have a Pride flag with them.

• Papa Ray's, 4757 N. Sheridan Road, is offering several discounts for those who have a Pride flag with them.

• Big Chicks, 5024 N. Sheridan Road, will host a free barbecue with cheeseburgers, veggie burgers, bratwursts and hot dogs from 4-6 p.m.

• Satellite Cafe, 942 W. Montrose Ave.

• Klein's Bakery, 4155 N. Broadway

• Dollop Coffee, 4181 N. Clarendon Ave.

• Emerald City, 1224 W. Wilson Ave. and 3938 N. Sheridan Road.

• Emerald City, 1224 W. Wilson Ave. and 3938 N. Sheridan Road.

• Everybody's Coffee, 935 W. Wilson Ave.

• Starbucks inside Target, 4446 N. Broadway

• Pride Arts Center, 4147 N. Broadway, will offer a complimentary breakfast of coffee, snacks and camaraderie at 10 a.m.

...Mermaid pool party: Deuces & The Diamond Club over in Wrigleyville, 3505 N. Clark St., will host a pool party from noon to 10 p.m. featuring body painting, a...

...Back Lot Bash: The Andersonville bash held in the parking lot behind Cheetah Gym, 5248 N. Clark St., has become a destination for lesbians' during Pride Weekend with a schedule full of live...

• It Presents: Journey To The Center of Pride: This Pride celebration includes DJs, live performers, drag entertainers, gogo dancers, queer nightlife personalities, fashion designers, interactive installations and a ball pit. Annoyance Theater, 851 W. Belmont Ave. 2 p.m. Tickets are $10.

    Everything You Need To Know About This Weekend's Pride Parade
    BOYSTOWN - For the 48th year, Boystown will erupt in rainbow balloons and confetti this weekend to celebrate the pride of Chicago's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities. Whether it's your first time at the parade or your 20th, there's some important information you should know to make this your best Pride yet.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

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Jun 15

Updated 6 days ago

Starbucks at Broadway & Roscoe?

What is going on with Starbucks at Broadway and Roscoe? Moving? Health Dept issues?

Been closed now for about a week.

Lots of rumors. Anybody have confirmed news?

  • d3 NOH

    I walked by there last week one night and a 25something guy in street clothes walked out of a dark store (10pm) but didn't lock door behind him

  • JunG Gay guy living in Boystown

    Stopped by there Sunday, got a venti cold brew. Seems everything's ok

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Jun 16

Beef Shack Restaurant (Belmont) Closed?

Does anyone have any information on Beef Shack closing? Has not been open since Memorial Day Weekend.

Jun 01

Updated Jun 15

Belmont and Kenmore mural removal

Does anyone know why the mural on the side of the Chipotle building at Belmont and Kenmore is being removed? Who owned it and will it be replaced? Did it have a name?

Jun 13

Updated Jun 15

Senior cat

Just moved to the area near surf. Anyone recommend a veterinarian goid with senior cats, or cats in general?

  • I have 2 senior kitties and have been taking my girls to the Cat Hospital of Chicago @ 2851 W. Irving Park Road for years. All the Vets are great however I seem to always see Dr. Thopmson she is fantastic. They entire staff is very helpful and caring.

  • SJG North Center singleton

    I've taken my 6 year old cat to Dr C. and Dr. Mitchell at Pets First on Broadway for the last 4 years. They are great!

May 24

Updated Jun 14

Stolen packages

We had 3 packages stolen from our front door today (clothing items removed and packaging left in walkway behind building) after they were delivered at 4:43pm. Wolfram between Mildred and Halsted. Police report filed.

If you see something, say something! We've had years of safe online shopping, but please learn from our mistakes and don't get anything delivered to this neighborhood.

  • See my recent post regarding Stolen Packages (and a bike) on the 800 block of Lill -- maybe the same person/people? Our neighbors are reminding UPS delivery people to RING THE BELL. We are on the lookout too.

Jun 13

Updated Jun 14

Please Help! Lincoln Park Dog Attack.

<CHICAGO FRIENDS PLEASE HELP> This morning my dog Clue and I were walking down Wrightwood towards Clark. There was a girl (who appeared to be in her mid twenties) standing on the sidewalk with her white and tan pitpull (approximately 50 pounds) who was wearing a black collar with a little black box on it. As we were passing, the dog lunged, completely unprovoked, and grabbed my dog by the throat. The dog would not let go. The dog finally...

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<CHICAGO FRIENDS PLEASE HELP> This morning my dog Clue and I were walking down Wrightwood towards Clark. There was a girl (who appeared to be in her mid twenties) standing on the sidewalk with her white and tan pitpull (approximately 50 pounds) who was wearing a black collar with a little black box on it. As we were passing, the dog lunged, completely unprovoked, and grabbed my dog by the throat. The dog would not let go. The dog finally released its jaws from Clue's neck after I repeatedly punched the dog on the head and grabbed the top of the dog's snout. As Clue was gushing blood from his neck I moved him a little ways down the block. The girl exchanged words with the postal worker who witnessed the attack and then she fled the scene. If you know this girl or have seen her before PLEASE private message me. She had short brown hair, worn in a ponytail, and was approximately 5'5". She might be Hispanic. At the time of the incident she was wearing black and white athletic shorts and a red t-shirt. She most likely lives in the Lincoln Park neighborhood. Clue suffered three puncture wounds to the neck. We have been in the ER all morning.

P.S. I love all dogs, I have no problem with pitbulls, I simply don't want this to happen to anyone else in the neighborhood because this girl has no business owning a dog.

  • Debbie Lincoln Park resident

    I'll be on the lookout for you, as I live on that block. Similar thing happened to my dog in our yard a few years ago when a dog lunged at her through the fence posts and grabbed her snout (requiring a traumatic ER visit). I know how upsetting that is.

  • I am so sorry this happened to you and your dog. For a fast recovery. This is about PUBLIC SAFETY AS WELL, I hope you filed a police report because the police can be on the look out as well. This could have happened to a child -
    I too will keep my eyes open. Also contact all Vets in 60614 zip code they might be helpful in finding this dog. Also dog walkers in your area. Good Luck!!!

  • Sam

    File a police report keep photo evidence of your dogs injuries. Also never punch a dog in the face I know it might seem instinctual. It actually does nothing except make the dog who is biting, bite down harder. What you should do in a dog attack is use what...

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    File a police report keep photo evidence of your dogs injuries. Also never punch a dog in the face I know it might seem instinctual. It actually does nothing except make the dog who is biting, bite down harder. What you should do in a dog attack is use what is called a bite stick or break stick. I've used the end of a leash before as well. To break a bite on any dog you get to the side of the jaw and slightly insert. The dogs break immediately because of the foreign object. Sadly most dog owners don't know this and many dogs suffer worse injuries. Even if your dog is not aggressive, if you let your dog near dogs you don't know I recommend being educated. As a dog trainer in Chicago uneducated dog owners is more the problem then the dogs are.

Jun 14

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    CHANGE GC TO SAM PAINTING INC, PLUMBING CONTRACTOR CHANGE TO CHICAGO SKYLINE PLUMBING INC, VENT CONTRACTOR CHANGE TO LMM HVAC INC TO THE PERMIT #100677792

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Updated Jun 12

Lost Yellow Cockatiel

Our beloved Ollie, a yellow cockatiel with bright orange cheeks, slipped out the screen door May 27 from Addison and Western area. Please let us know if you have any info. We miss him!!

  • A/K Steve Managed Animal Kingdom for 40 years

    He is probably in the area. Put his cage by the area he escaped from with the door propped open. Hang his toys just outside the door. If by chance you have recordings of his chirping play them often which may lure him to the cage. Check cage often. Good luck.

  • Please let us know when he is found....

  • I'm on the 2000 block of waveland and there is a huge tree in the yard a couple of houses down. There is a bird that I hear chirping and it doesn't sound like one of the wild birds outside. I heard it a couple of days ago and today. You can call me 773 216 7355

Jun 12

The coming Chicago Cubs baby boom

The Chicago area will more than likely experience a baby boom beginning next month thanks to the Cubs' 2016 World Series win. Statistics show that pregnancies increase at least 16% in the aftermath of a championship title win. Are you going to be contributing to the baby boom, or do you know a couple that will? If so, please reach out to me. I run a PR firm and am planning to do a story with local media about the topic. If you are a huge Cubs fan and are open to doing a couple of interviews with a local TV station or the Tribune, let me know and let's talk offline. Thanks and go Cubs in 2017!

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Jun 10

Did you lose a parakeet?

There's a very young blue parakeet flying around the front yards in the 3400 block of Janssen. If it's yours, I can tell you where I spotted it.

Jun 10

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Updated Jun 09

Shopping in Boystown

How come Treasure Island (Cornelia & Broadway) and Walgreens (Waveland & Broadway) do not seem to have a lot of customers like before.
This was even before the wonderful construction on Broadway going on.
I love convenience and I really would hate to see them close!

  • I assume that it has a lot to do with the opening of Mariano's, as was already mentioned. But honestly, I've lived in Lakeview East for 3 years and Treasure Island is the closest grocery store to me, and I've never seen the story busy. They are a nice store...

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    I assume that it has a lot to do with the opening of Mariano's, as was already mentioned. But honestly, I've lived in Lakeview East for 3 years and Treasure Island is the closest grocery store to me, and I've never seen the story busy. They are a nice store and I shop there regularly, mostly because they do not get crowded. Mariano's is a nightmare in my opinion, and Jewel is not much better. Mariano's employs cashiers that are almost exclusively under 21, so if you want to buy alcohol, they have to page someone over the intercom and then you wait. Huge hassle. Jewel has a good mix of older and younger cashiers, and I don't believe the Whole Foods on Halsted employs any cashiers under 21.

    The problem with Treasure Island is they are smaller and just don't carry some of the products I need to buy, so I still make the occasional trip to Jewel or Whole Foods (not Mariano's, if I can help it!). Also, as a smaller company, they often aren't able to offer the same kinds of sales and promotions as larger chains.

    As far as that Walgreens, honestly, there's one just a few blocks down Broadway at Belmont that is bigger and brighter and a more pleasant place to shop, in my opinion.

  • Nancy Boystown resident since 2005

    A city ordinance was passed in March that lowered the minimum age of cashiers allowed to ring up liquor from 21 to 18. http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/minors-authorized-to-sell-and-serve-alcohol/

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