7 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

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.

6 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

speeding west down wellington from elston between elston and california

i live at the corner of elston and wellington. people speed down from elston. why doesn't wellington have speed bumps? i've had rides almost get hit or been almost hit on my bike or walking.

  • Nick in Irving Park Condo Owner

    What is the difference between "almost get hit" and "been almost hit"?

  • Excuse my grammar.... my point is cars go shooting down the street as I am crossing or getting into a car and it is not safe, especially late at night.

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.
    http://illinoisestateplanning.blogspot.com

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.

12 hours ago

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4 days ago

Updated 14 hours ago

Home staging company

Hi neighnors. Looking for a REASONABLY priced home staging company for a 1000+sqft condo. Just need LR DR&large awkward entry.
Couldn't find previous post though I thought I saw it on here. No luck googling either!
Much appreciated!

  • I SECOND the rec for jasedl's mom. I'm a broker and her mom has done fine work for my clients over the years! - Jane Molin Interiors janemolininteriors@gmail.com

  • jasedl Avondale/Logan Resident

    Thanks, Michelle!

Jun 05

Updated 22 hours ago

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!

  • chicagoon Short-term memory loss
  • 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?

5 days ago

Updated 25 hours ago

Gate vandalized... possible break in?

The gate in my backyard was bent in half. Very mysterious. Anyone else see something like this?

  • Eileen Dimberg Like our neighborhood people are friendly.

    Better make sure house is locked sounds like someone might have been trying to get in and couldn't. Vandalized gate. This is just a guess .

  • Maplewood John Life-long Chicagoan

    It wouldn't surprise me if somebody crushed your gate while stepping on it, jumping from the back of a pickup truck, to get into your yard, looking for a way into your house, or for something metal outside to steal. If that happened at night, maybe a motion-sensing light in...

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    It wouldn't surprise me if somebody crushed your gate while stepping on it, jumping from the back of a pickup truck, to get into your yard, looking for a way into your house, or for something metal outside to steal. If that happened at night, maybe a motion-sensing light in back would help discourage scavengers/teenagers.

    Not too long ago, someoned crushed our mailbox off the front wall, after stepping on it while trying to climb up onto our doorway rain canopy, and then into a second floor window, when I was out of town for 36 hours. Luckily, I always keep those front windows double-locked. I now have more lights here set on timers, to make the apt. look occupied, when I'm not here.

2 days ago

Updated 26 hours ago

Shots fired 4:19am 06/25?

Did anyone else hear multipule shots fired at 4:19am over by Elston and Albany?
Ok, now I hear sirens, so I suppose others heard the shots as well. :-(

36 hours ago

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2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Tiny turtles in aquarium at Logan Square Arts Fest?

I saw some tiny turtles in an small aquarium near a dumpster at Logan Square Arts Fest. Any idea where these came from or what they were doing at Arts Fest? Someone in the custodial crew assured me they weren't being thrown away, but I was worried these we brought in by a vendor and disposed of. Any ideas? There were two tiny turtles in a couple inches of water with a bunch of iceberg lettuce in a 1-2 gallon plastic aquarium.

  • Ok, I went back and asked after they were taken away and a different custodial crew member said a vendor gave them to them. Strange what someone was doing with live baby turtles here.

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

found doggie near Diversey & Kedzie

friend found a shaggy med-size beige dog in Avondale on Fri. male, entact, young. anyone missing a dog?

  • Oosha Cardwell BBQ Dude

    Photos, in this case, are very helpful.

  • Also look for a chip under the skin in the neck area behind the head, or bring him too a vet to get it read. If he's wearing a collar the collar may also have a chip number on it

2 days ago

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4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Anyone lose a rooster?

My boyfriend snapped this picture this morning. If anyone is missing a rooster, he was seen wandering around the alley behind Walgreens at Belmont and Kimball

3 days ago

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4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Running Club?

I'm looking for a running club in the avondale/logan square area. Does anyone belong to one that is free/nearly free and open to neighbors in the area? thanks!

  • Check out 3 Run 2 on Facebook or on their website. They meet on Thursday nights in the neighborhoods at Dunleys, but have a few other meetings during the week

May 21

Updated 3 days ago

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

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6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Anyone missing a cat?

This gorgeous cat was in our yard. Definitely not feral and very friendly. It ran off into the neighbors yard and was last seen at 3135 n Spaulding.

  • No collar and no tags

  • That cat is adorable! I hope he finds his way home!❤️

  • Somewhere on this site I saw that somebody was missing a cat I think it was last week but I don't remember what the colors and stuff were

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

6 days ago

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6 days ago

  • Permit issued for new construction

    NEW TWO STORY SINGLE FAMILY BRICK & FRAME RESIDENCE WITH BASEMENT, NEW REAR WOOD DECK AND NEW TWO CAR FRAME DETACHED GARAGE. EXISTING WOOD FENCE TO BE REPLACED W / NEW. ALL WORK AS PER PLANS.

    2130 W. Barry Ave. Issued June 19, 2017 Comment

6 days ago

Family seeks answers in man’s mysterious bike crash

2208-2231 W. Diversey Ave.

This article has 1 other Chicago location (Show)

...1:30 p.m. Monday.  He was going East in the bike line of the 4100 block of W Diversey when he was suddenly thrown onto the pavement. Witnesses contacted police. The police say Josh...

    Family seeks answers in man's mysterious bike crash
    CHICAGO -- A sister is searching for answers after her brother was in a mysterious bicycle accident and ended up in the hospital. 20-year-old Josh Rodriguez was riding his bike around 1:30 p.m. Monday. He was going East in the bike line of the 4100 block of W Diversey when he was suddenly thrown onto the pavement.
    http://wgntv.com

Jun 18

Updated Jun 20

Open House - New Early Learning Center

Bright Beginnings Early Learning Center is celebrating its Infant Program expansion by having an Open House. Come visit us Saturday, June 24th from 10AM-12PM. Tour our small and intimate new center while socializing with our Allomothers.

Visit us online at www.brightbeginningschicago.com to learn about our unique Allomother approach and integration of mental health into the childcare setting.

    Welcome
    Located in Chicago's Avondale community, our goal is to cultivate a nurturing environment for children both in the learning center and in the home. We offer a dynamic, whole-family approach to child development.
    http://www.brightbeginningschicago.com
  • Bob, advertising your business on EveryBlock is a violation of community guidelines.

Jun 20

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Jun 16

Updated Jun 20

I just got this message in my ring Neighborhood Activity so I'm forwarding it out

There’s new activity in my Ring Neighborhood. Check out this video captured by my neighbor! https://ring.com/share/3803961013

Someone taking packages

    Ring Video Doorbell #AlwaysHome
    Shared Cloud Recording captured by Ring Video Doorbell
    https://ring.com
  • Since I have changed my routine to have my stuff delivered to my office the problem has stopped. I decided I can't be buying gifts for the whole city any more.

  • The drivers are very helpful if you ask them to leave it behind your fence, under your porch, behind a couch, etc they're absolutely happy to do it. I work from home so I'm able to grab stuff right away. The only thing I've had taken off my front porch were two chairs. Never found never returned and yes I reported it. So now things are chained.

Jun 20

Jun 18

Updated Jun 19

ComEd scam in Bucktown

I've heard of this before but wanted to let you know they are hitting up the hood. I manage a local restaurant and yesterday in the middle of brunch our hostess got a phone call from someone pretending to be from ComEd saying we were months behind on payment (not true of course) and they were coming to shut down service in 30 minutes unless we paid them $1,100. They left a number and I called them back asking when...

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I've heard of this before but wanted to let you know they are hitting up the hood. I manage a local restaurant and yesterday in the middle of brunch our hostess got a phone call from someone pretending to be from ComEd saying we were months behind on payment (not true of course) and they were coming to shut down service in 30 minutes unless we paid them $1,100. They left a number and I called them back asking when they would be coming so I could arrange for the police to be there as well. They didn't show of course but heads up to all. I'll be calling the AG about this fraud in the morning as well as ComEd!

  • angelranger 47 year Northside resident

    Thanks bucktown. I had the door to door 'sales' last week in LV also, wanted "to be sure I was aware of ComEd program something or other." A rumpled suited guy with a dog eared clipboard and badge about 6:30 pm on a weeknight.

    Calling to extort cash is quite different. Contacting the AG actually worked for me regarding cramming ATT phone bill. She did indeed reach an agreement and rate reduction as far back as 2008. Report fraud.

  • Lisa Hibbard Avondale/Logan Square Resident

    Thanks. I had a visitor last week wanting to see my bill. I closed the door on his face.

Jun 15

Updated Jun 19

Hit & Run Wednesday 6/14 around 5:45pm at Belmont & Albany

This is a long shot, but did anyone happen to witness a car hit a pedestrian at Belmont & Albany yesterday around 5:40pmsih and then drive off?

I was hit by a car while walking in the crosswalk of Belmont & Albany and after I got up off the ground, the driver drove around me and sped off. I didn't catch a license plate or make/model of the vehicle, just that it was a black sedan with Lyft/Uber stickers. No...

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This is a long shot, but did anyone happen to witness a car hit a pedestrian at Belmont & Albany yesterday around 5:40pmsih and then drive off?

I was hit by a car while walking in the crosswalk of Belmont & Albany and after I got up off the ground, the driver drove around me and sped off. I didn't catch a license plate or make/model of the vehicle, just that it was a black sedan with Lyft/Uber stickers. No one else stopped to help me, and in my shock and torrential downpour I limped home and then headed to the hospital (I'm ok!). I've filed a police report, but without any information on the car/driver, it will probably go no where. I'd love to get this driver out of the ride sharing programs to prevent this from happening again.

Thanks in advance for any help!

  • Jen Baron JBaron

    Notyourmother you bring up a very good point! I rarely use a taxi but would be far more comfortable with them than the ride share programs out there. Too many bad stories on Uber especially. I just don't know that I could trust them.

  • I'm very sorry this happened to you!! With others having this happen, is there a specific time that people seem to be having this problem w/ the crosswalks more often?

Jun 15

Updated Jun 19

Lost dog.

A little white poodle / shitzu was found on Christiana between belmont and barry. He is friendly, freshly groomed but has no chip or collar. He has light brown patches on his back. The lady who has him will take him to district 16 police tomorrow. My phone is struggling to upload the image!

  • Thank you. I stopped by my neighbors house this afternoon but nobody was home. I'll go over tomorrow morning to see if they have any news. Thank you so much for helping us!

  • Diana, can you please private message me your email address. I would love to get a copy of your flyer and share it w/ my neighborhood email list. Also, has anyone posted this on next door? Thanks!

Jun 19

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Jun 11

Updated Jun 19

Pooping bandit in alley between Irving and Byron

Yesterday I had the privilege to clean someones poop behind my garbage can. They used a pair of blue shorts to wipe. My neighbor said he cleaned some a week ago by his garage. Our alley is the 3900 block between Christiana and Kimball. I've posted before about the issues with the drunk bums that frequent around Irving and Kimball. I'm guessing one is using our alley as a toilet. This was disgusting. Any advice?

  • These are new laws. They were not ineffect when I were not inacted when I called. Good to know they are there now! Thanks!

  • Nick in Irving Park Condo Owner

    This is not a new law. It has been on the books for decades.

Jun 14

Updated Jun 19

Apartment broken into yesterday while I was home...1600 block of Albany

Yesterday around 10am someone either slipped past the front door or somehow picked it and proceeded to make a small hole in the door and use a wire around the deadbolt. He had assumed nobody was home and I had headphones on. Super skinny pale hispanic guy in a beanie, maybe 5'11, early 20's?. Had on a black shirt and white work gloves. As soon as he saw me the burglar jumped about 10 feet in the air and took...

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Yesterday around 10am someone either slipped past the front door or somehow picked it and proceeded to make a small hole in the door and use a wire around the deadbolt. He had assumed nobody was home and I had headphones on. Super skinny pale hispanic guy in a beanie, maybe 5'11, early 20's?. Had on a black shirt and white work gloves. As soon as he saw me the burglar jumped about 10 feet in the air and took off, I tried to keep sight of him but he escaped down an alley. The police responded promptly report filed, suspect at large. Be safe and AWARE. If he had more malicious intentions I would not be writing this post....if something seems off, trust your instincts, call the police, do whatever. In the days previous I had noticed an abnormal amount of people ringing my buzzer in the middle of the day. This guy came right through the front door while I was home, you can never be too prepared.

  • Patricia Campos Homeowner

    The same thing has been happening to me on the 1600 block of N. Leavitt for almost a year, though I have yet to catch anyone in the act. The thief who enters my home picks the lock and goes upstairs while I am downstairs, steals items from closets or...

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    The same thing has been happening to me on the 1600 block of N. Leavitt for almost a year, though I have yet to catch anyone in the act. The thief who enters my home picks the lock and goes upstairs while I am downstairs, steals items from closets or storage areas and slips out undetected. It may take a day or two before I discover what has been stolen.
    The thief takes what he thinks will go unnoticed and leaves minimal signs of entry. His favored hours seem to be 10 am to 3pm.

  • I'm not sure if this is of interest to anyone but we have these on our front and back door. I work from home and my grandfather (ex vet/ex chicago robbery detective) has these in his home. They'd stop someone from getting in with a lock pick and he (and my husband) tested more aggressively to see if it would withstand a door kick (we think so). It may be worth investing in for safety while you're home.
    Master Lock 265DCCSEN Dual-Function Security Bar https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0002YUX8I/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_-i8rzb2WSY7QM

Jun 18

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Jun 17

Roaming dogs in Avondale

Three loose friendly dogs approached me near Drake and Elbridge tonight. Two pitbull types and a German Shephard. The pitties seemed young but older than puppy age, and they were both wearing collars. The German Shephard did not look like he had a collar. They were travelling as a pack. I wish I had been able to round them up but maybe this info will help someone.

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