45 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Western and Peterson Construction

I was told a month ago that the gigantic building going up on Western and Peterson is a car dealership, but that was before any building was done. It seems pretty big for that.

Any info on whether that's what they're putting up or if it's something else?

  • Nan

    Helen - What is your issue? You never make a typo?? I assume your 'North of Howard for 55+ years' indicates you're a senior, but some of your comments are what I'd expect from someone in middle school. You obviously care about your community, and many of your posts are helpful and informative - but I think everyone would appreciate it if you'd approach your online neighbors with a less critical/cynical attitude. I think we can all probably do better.

  • I cam in last at da spoeling be two sory

Jul 12

Updated 3 hours ago

screaming man near pratt beach

hi all, anyone else notice the episodic screaming going on around pratt beach over the last 3-4 days? there's a man (50s-60s, grey hair, black coat) walking around from park bench to park bench, clearly with some kind of mental disorder. he'll start shaking faster and faster before screaming at the top of his lungs. super loud. he's out there yelling from 10 am well into 2-3 a.m. i feel awful for him, is there some sort of mental health service hotline/clinic i can call? i don't know what can be done really, and i don't want to call the police if he's not harming anything other than my sleep.

  • People who don't buy insurance when they can afford it are free riders.

  • Thomas Duckworth Longtime resident

    You could maybe bring a bass player and rhythm guitarist, record it and put it out in Soundcloud. Couldn't be worse than Slayer

Mar 25 2014

Updated 4 hours ago

Drones in my neighborhood?

I need an outsiders perspective here. Would you support consumer Drones flying over your neighborhood in Rogers Park capturing footage of illegalities going on in areas known for crime? Seriously, I'm considering a consumer Drone with the capacity to fly a few miles and capture ultra high resolution video of illegalities in 'hotspot" areas. I'm leaning towards the DF-X6 model (see attached). All this would be in an effort to turn around the South Side community I live in so that the quality of life is improved. What say you? Is this a crazy Buck Rogers ambition here or is it something you would support?

  • d3 NOH

    And the alderman has a whole Entourage here too. Not just all amateurs!

  • Rob

    "EB has become nothing more than a forum for brats to hone their skills at being rude and insulting with the written word."

    Excellent contribution!

21 hours ago

Updated 7 hours ago

Experience with local estate liquidators?

Could anyone out there recommend an estate liquidator and/or auction house with which they have had first hand experience? I"m especially interested in hearing about their thoroughness, what they explained about pricing, and how long it took for them to organize. Thanks!

  • robin in WRP I support a 28th Amendment 4Free & Fair Elections!

    I don't know anyone who has had a positive experience with one. That said, we emptied our parents' house ourselves and regret the decision.

  • I highly recommend Babe and Snooks. They recently handled selling the entire contents of my mother's house. They can talk to you about timing and pricing. Check out their website http://www.babeandsnooksestatesales.com/. They were thorough, fair and kind. After the sale they arranged for the removal of what was not sold leaving me with a perfectly empty house ready to sell. I'm happy t answer any questions you may have, buy since every case is different, I think talking directly to them would be best. Good luck!

  • I agree. We go to estate sales almost every week. Babe & Snoks do a great job. Organized and reasonably priced. I mean the idea is to get rid of the stuff. Some companies price stuff too high. Then the family gets a lot of the stuff back. You won't be disappointed with these two. Excellent at what they do. Good luck.

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30 hours ago

Updated 9 hours ago

Howard "L" Station Cleaning

I was wondering if anyone else noticed how nasty the Howard station is lately? I know it's NEVER spotless and many "L" stations never are but I feel like it's been in rare form. Everything is filthy and smells of urine among other things.

Does anyone know if the cleaning has been halted or lessened due to the budget issues? Is there anything that we can do to address this? It's terrible that people have to travel through this day in and day out.

  • The station is definitely dirtier recently. People have been working overtime to urinate, and even defecate, in corners.
    I sent in a complaint to CTA customer service regarding the two restrooms on the first floor (South entrance) that they will not allow customers to use, as I see this as...

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    The station is definitely dirtier recently. People have been working overtime to urinate, and even defecate, in corners.
    I sent in a complaint to CTA customer service regarding the two restrooms on the first floor (South entrance) that they will not allow customers to use, as I see this as simply an issue of human dignity. It just makes sense for the CTA to provide restroom facilities that are clean and safe.
    As far as the homeless encampments in Uptown, I believe we should be looking for solutions there too. The nice part is, we can do both. Clean the Howard station and address the homeless encampment in Uptown.
    Thanks all.

    Eric

  • maybe a Dear John letter is in order...or in this case "dear Joe Moore,
    I am writing to you about the pee stained Howard CTA I'd like to build a tall building on Touhy and Clark and I think I will invest $25 million in the community if you could ask the CTA to clean the train station at least 8 times a year"

    Abby

3 days ago

Updated 11 hours ago

Helicopters Over Lakefront Travelling North

There have been 5-6 extremely loud helicopters over the the lake shoreline starting @ about 8:30 PM, for the past 15 minutes. anyone know what's going on?

  • Joan M. Back in Lincoln Square and liking it.

    Were the man and woman hanging on to the skids when you saw it fly over? That must have been something! ;-)

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 55 + years

    Not at around 8:30 PM, Joan.

3 days ago

Updated 11 hours ago

What happens to PB funds when the project is put on hold or cancelled?

Seems several PB approved items have been placed on hold or cancelled. Seemingly 750 k in on hold/ cancelled items over 6 PB elections.

105k for 15 bike racks.
Bike lanes on Clark from Howard to Albion unknown $$.
Coblestone replacement cancelled due to cost.
Sheridan road pedestrian safety study was cancelled.

Looking at the PB site it is not clear what happens to allocated funds that are not used for the Democratically voted funds.

  • Thanks for the Uptown perspective Jeffey. Your concept of PB isn't quite right because you don't live here and actually participate in it. But your view from UPTOWN is understandable. If we did PB in your neighborhood we would find homes for the people who live in tents underneath the Lake Shore Drive overpasses. That's the first thing we would do and I am surprised that you aren't working on that Jeffey.

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 55 + years

    Live, the $300,000 Jeffrey referred to is obviously the $300,000 of menu money that the alderman keeps control of for cost overruns on PB projects and emergencies.

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2 days ago

Updated 26 hours ago

Lost cat (Little Boy) found!

I posted this in the existing thread, but it's not sending me an email notification that a new comment was posted, so just in case it's not notifying anyone else - I'm posting it here.

I guess Judy's so happy and relieved - she hasn't been back here to update, so I hope she won't mind if I report that Little Boy is back home - and in pretty good condition! I know (like me) many of you take a very personal interest when pets are missing. This poor guy who was recovering from surgery was gone for two weeks, so this is an especially happy (and lucky) ending.

Welcome home, LB!

30 hours ago

ChicagoArea Pickleball

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Jul 06

Updated 34 hours ago

Off leash dogs on the beach

There seem to be a lot of dog owners allowing their dogs off leash in public places like the beach. Just yesterday I could count 4 different owners letting their dogs run amok on the sand during my morning walk. One of them even did it's business and the owner didn't clean up. This is illegal, right?

  • Can't understand how Lib, who's only post ever was about illegal drinking on the beach, would thumb down my comment. Double standard on laws much, Lib?

  • Pedro Garciano RP is not a liberal utopia. Sorry.

    At what time was that, Donald? Because I was there yesterday with my dog (no leash same as always) and I didn't see any cop.
    I'm going to the beach in a few minutes.

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

lost keys @ loyola beach

lost keys @ a bench on the loyola beach today (7.18.17) please contact if you find them. thank you!

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 55 + years

    You might check at the fieldhouse and also at the police station on Clark in case someone turned them in.

  • Thank you Helen! We did thanks to you & found them at the Pratt life guard station today. Thank you so much for your help!

  • Myra is the beach captain there. She and her crew are good people. Nice ending to the story,

2 days ago

Hiring Fair

Thursday, July 20.
The event will be at the Croatian Cultural Center, 2845 W. Devon Ave., in Chicago.
Doors open for veterans only starting at 10:00 AM. The general public is invited from 10:30 AM until 2:00 PM.

Job seekers may register
here.

Jul 07

Updated 2 days ago

Best 2411 CAPS meeting, Tu, 7/11, 7pm, Indian Boundary

A community meeting for Beat 2411, covering the area west of Ridge from Pratt to Howard, is scheduled to take place at the Indian Boundary Park Field House, 2500 W. Lunt, Tuesday, July 11, at 7:00 pm. The meeting will be conducted by the Beat Facilitator and Co-Facilitator. There will not be any police officers present at this meeting. However, any issues which are raised at the meeting will be promptly communicated to the appropriate police personnel.

  • If these "serious issues" are criminal or illegal and occurring during non school hours the police should be notified.
    If they are occurring during school hours and school personnel won't act, you should by calling the police.

  • Richard Concaildi Beat Facilitator CAPS 2411/Chair DAC Dist 24

    Technically Mark Lebowitz is the beat facilitator of Beat 2412 but I can help or direct you to him.

    And yes we both live in the area close by.

    Richard Concaildi
    President and Beat Facilitator CAPS 2411
    Chair District Advisory Committee
    (District 24-Chicago Police Department)
    richconcaildi@aol.com

    Stand Proud America!

    The...

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    Technically Mark Lebowitz is the beat facilitator of Beat 2412 but I can help or direct you to him.

    And yes we both live in the area close by.

    Richard Concaildi
    President and Beat Facilitator CAPS 2411
    Chair District Advisory Committee
    (District 24-Chicago Police Department)
    richconcaildi@aol.com

    Stand Proud America!

    The views and opinions expressed on this site are solely those of the CAPS Beat Facilitator and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Chicago Police Department. A CAPS Beat Facilitator is a volunteer and is not employed by the City or the Department. The Chicago Police Department makes no claims as to the accuracy or veracity of any information contained on this site or distributed by the CAPS Beat Facilitator. The site is for informational use only and should not be construed to be a component of the Chicago Police Department training or reflective of Department procedure or protocol.

6 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Are there any local food pantries to make donations to?

I am helping my father downsize and there are numerous items that are unopened that I don't like to just throw away: baking items such as bottles of pure vanilla, bags of chocolate chips, numerous mixes for potato pancakes, matzo ball soups, green tea bags, etc. I realize that the baking items might not be a hot ticket at a food pantry, but there are other things. Any ideas? Thanks.

  • Melissa Johnson Run a home daycare with evening care.

    I will LOVE to start some type of food pantry for our low income seniors. Have it delivered to them. There are many going hungry. My family and I, currently volunteer to cook at connections for the homeless in Evanston. If anyone is interested in us starting a group, please, let's get it started. I'm sure there's many knowledgeable people who knows how to form it. Hunger is real! Community is key.

  • Bville Cat Lady "Stop whining and find something to do" ~ Violet C

    I take mine to the Trader Joe's on Lincoln.
    They have a bin between the cash registers and the window.
    I think it goes either directly to pantries or to the Chicago Food Depository.

Jul 06

Updated 2 days ago

    Illinois Lawmakers Override Governor, Pass Budget For First Time In 2 Years
    Lawmakers in Illinois have enacted a budget for the first time in more than two years, overriding a veto by Gov. Bruce Rauner and overcoming a last-minute delay at the Capitol. The crucial override vote was delayed after authorities received a report of possible hazardous materials, prompting an investigation, The Associated Press reports.
    http://www.npr.org
  • Nick in Irving Park Condo Owner

    You're right. I blame Rauner for more than 2 years without a budget and numerous credit downgrades. Any time he wants to actually do something is fine with me.

  • It doesn't make sense to obsess over the mistakes "of the last 30 years." Focus on the politicians who are in power right now and what they can, can't, aren't or should be doing: Madigan and Rauner.

    Sure, the last 30 years was a period during which Democrats in the...

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    It doesn't make sense to obsess over the mistakes "of the last 30 years." Focus on the politicians who are in power right now and what they can, can't, aren't or should be doing: Madigan and Rauner.

    Sure, the last 30 years was a period during which Democrats in the Assembly made a lot of stupid moves--but more than one Republican governor did as well. In fact, it was Republican Gov. James Thompson who made the first fatal decision leading to the current pension crisis (1989) and then Republican Gov. James Edgar was the one who cast the second fatal blow (in 1994) and then piled on with a series of horrible blunders. In both cases, these governors were working with the Assembly, but they were the governors responsible for the decisions that were made and they were proposing them.

    In fact, the entire pension crisis has unfolded exclusively from political decisions that were made under the two Republican governors in question. The state was set during the 1990s. (There's a good argument to be made that worse things tend to happen when the governor and the Assembly in IL are controlled by different parties.)

    "The History of Illinois' Pension Disaster"
    http://www.chicagobusiness.com/section/pensions-timeline#0

6 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Albion at Glenwood closed illegally?

Albion at Glenwood closed by what appears to be an unauthorized block party. Street closed by blocking it with a car an some cones. There were not any no parking signs posted before the closure. Anyone know about this?

  • Pedro Garciano RP is not a liberal utopia. Sorry.

    ^Insults are against EB rules. I follow the rules, I never call people names or lose my cool.

  • ptgrp Avondale-Logan Square

    I’ve known people who were really annoyed by block parties they weren’t invited to or notified about--but probably the neighborly thing to do would be to say to someone who looked like an organizer, “hey, i’m so sorry, i’m parked on the street and didn’t realize... can someone keep an eye on the kids while I back out of the block/drive around the bouncy house or the grill? Fun party!'

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4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

It's national ice cream day!

Most of our neighborhood stores and fast food restaurants are offering special deals on this treat!

  • Pedro Garciano RP is not a liberal utopia. Sorry.

    Rob and FGFM, same as you denied the victory of our leader, President Trump, last year, now you deny the vanquishing of Obama's legacy.
    You guys know that Obamacare is dead. You will be very upset when it gets buried. "Oh, so many people will lose their insurance!", a phony, expensive insurance paid by the penalties from people who want nothing to do with it.
    I thought Democrats loved civil liberties, maybe not.

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Jul 10

Updated 3 days ago

Jarvis Redline Station Altercation

It has been about two months since this incident.
I was standing the platform. Two teen and one younger child were only others there.

The two tried to distract me so that youngster could take wallet from back pocket. They tried several times.

I pressed assistance needed on platform button twice with no response.

I finally used my cane to get them to move so I could get down to attendant.
I ran down steps screaming and afraid I would...

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It has been about two months since this incident.
I was standing the platform. Two teen and one younger child were only others there.

The two tried to distract me so that youngster could take wallet from back pocket. They tried several times.

I pressed assistance needed on platform button twice with no response.

I finally used my cane to get them to move so I could get down to attendant.
I ran down steps screaming and afraid I would fall.

She called police. The perpetrators took incoming train to howard. The police apprehended them.

I took next train to howard and saw police and perpetrators. I went over and officially identified them and they were taken away.

What I leaned:
My wallet is big and just fits in pocket.
I have chain on wallet to belt. This saved me losing wallet and contents.

Pressing the assistance button did nothing. The attendant ignored it twice.

It was not until I got to booth. She could not hear me through sealed/locked booth.

She did call police and found out theses three had been riding the trains to stations far apart and doing same thing

I now will only go on platform just before trains arrive. I am now wary if by my self.

I rely on CTA I no longer can afford a car in the city. I travel early mornings to late evenings often to get to doctors a 2 1/2 hour ride. I also use it to shop or visit friends around town.

Instead of the semi-helpful heaters having real emergency assistance from attendant or cameras on every platform would make a safer environment.

If you see something specious use the button. I did not report lack of response. I was too upset. If no answer by attendant report I did not as I was trying to get to howard and identify perps which I did.

Call our alderman. I was too shaken to think clearly.

  • The attendant at Jarvis not only does nothing but encouraged his friends to cause trouble.
    This is the guy usually working Sunday with long braided hair.
    He could care less what crimes are being committed.
    We had an encounter and it turned out to be a FRIEND of the attendant working just described.

  • dee

    As someone who uses a cane and travels 2.5 hrs to see doctors, you should look into the Pace Bus ParaTransit service, which lets you schedule a trip with special route pickups and drop-offs. They will also pick you up when you are ready to return home. All trips must...

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    As someone who uses a cane and travels 2.5 hrs to see doctors, you should look into the Pace Bus ParaTransit service, which lets you schedule a trip with special route pickups and drop-offs. They will also pick you up when you are ready to return home. All trips must be scheduled in advance.

    This service is designed for senior riders and riders with disabilities.
    There are no other eligibility restrictions I know of, but you need to apply so you can be certified as disabled by the RTA.

    To the best of my knowledge a trip costs a little bit more than a regular CTA trip.

    Read more about the Pace service here and be sure to follow links for more info:
    http://www.pacebus.com/sub/paratransit/

    Read the Guide to learn how to get into the system and how it all works:
    http://www.pacebus.com/sub/paratransit/ADA_guide.asp

    Good luck.

4 days ago

Chicago Park District Destination Recreation. FREE Rollin' Rec comes to Park. No. 526!

The Rollin' Recreation activity van offers summer fun for the whole family at a number of parks throughout the city. The vans wheel out tools to provide activities such as gymnastics, fitness, and sports. Stay active and engaged with others in your community when you join in on the FREE Rollin' Recreation fun. No advance registration is required.

Meet us at the park and join the fun!
Wednesdays | Fridays from 2-3:30 pm
July 5 - August 12
Free

Park No. 526 | 3150 W. Peterson Ave.
Look for the colorful Rollin' Rec van!

6 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Best streets to live on closer to the beach in Rogers Park?

I'm so excited about moving from Nashville to Chicago. I've been looking for the best streets near Lake Michigan in Rogers Park without crimes or breaking the bank. I've heard so many great things and did my research but none compares with opinions from actual residents. Oakley and W. Fargo Aves seem pretty good. Does anyone live here? What's your take? Thanks!

  • I've lived on both Pratt and Northshore,east of Sheridan, and have friends who live on Columbia and Albion. I love this area.

  • Dirk A. Gould 15+ year Resident and Promoter of RP Real Estate

    Albion is my favorite, but it is also the most expensive when east of Sheridan. Loyola, North Shore, and Columbia east of Sheridan are great too. It is like you aren't even living in a big city; very quiet and clean.

6 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Hear from candidate J.B. Pritzker at next Monday's Gubernatorial Forum series

The 49th Ward Democratic Party, together with 49th Ward Alderman Joe Moore and 48th Ward Alderman Harry Osterman, is hosting a series of forums with the Democratic candidates for governor.

The next forum is taking place this Monday, July 17th, 7:00 p.m. at the Loyola Park Fieldhouse, 1230 W. Greenleaf (next to the Lake).

We've hosted candidates Ameya Pawar and Daniel Biss at previous forums.

This Monday we'll hear from Democratic candidate for governor, J.B. Pritzker.

To RSVP:

https://docs.google.com/a/joemoore.org/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdSrzbSXKpAinSXa1XyrhK9TFjNUtkW4ozilXwNVEbN9s1jTQ/viewform

    Meet J.B. Pritzker - Candidate for Governor
    Join the 49th Ward Democrats on Monday, July 17th at 7 p.m. at the Loyola Park Fieldhouse - 1230 W. Greenleaf Ave. - to meet J.B. Pritzker who is running to be the Democratic candidate for Governor in 2018. This is the third in our series of Democratic candidates for Governor of Illinois.
    https://docs.google.com
  • Joe Moore Alderman, 49th Ward

    Please join us at tonight's meeting. Not only do these forums provide 49th ward voters with an opportunity to learn about the candidates, but more importantly, they provide the candidates an opportunity to learn from the voters.

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6 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Lost wallet

Long shot but. I lost my wallet after leaving Morse market around 630 pm.
Brown with my Id. Cards have been cancelled. If found let me know please. Thanks

Oct 07 2014

Updated 4 days ago

And the Winner is. . . . Results of Bike Rack Design Vote Announced

Over 400 residents voted this weekend at the Art Round Trip Festival to select the logo design that will adorn some of our new bike racks in high traffic areas. Four proposed designs were up for final consideration.

Rogers Park artist Robert Hansen's depiction of the sun rising over Lake Michigan (below) garnered the most votes.

New bike racks were one of the projects approved by the voters in previous 49th Ward participatory budgeting elections and I arranged with the...

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Over 400 residents voted this weekend at the Art Round Trip Festival to select the logo design that will adorn some of our new bike racks in high traffic areas. Four proposed designs were up for final consideration.

Rogers Park artist Robert Hansen's depiction of the sun rising over Lake Michigan (below) garnered the most votes.

New bike racks were one of the projects approved by the voters in previous 49th Ward participatory budgeting elections and I arranged with the City to set aside a portion of the money allocated to include a distinct logo design for some of the racks in high traffic locations. The four finalists were among over 40 proposed bike rack designs submitted for consideration. All the artists were required to either live in Rogers Park or have a studio located within Rogers Park.

A committee of representatives of the Participatory Budgeting Leadership Committee and the Rogers Park Arts Alliance narrowed down the submissions to four finalists.

To view the four proposed designs up for consideration and the votes they received, visit:

http://www.ward49.com/site/epage/155293_322.htm

If need be, the winning design will be modified slightly to ensure the functionality of the bike racks.

Congratulations to winning artist, Robert Hansen, and many thanks to the over 40 artists who submitted proposals to the competition. It's a testament to the vibrancy of Rogers Park's artistic community.

  • Pedro Garciano RP is not a liberal utopia. Sorry.

    Nope.

  • Bruce_ Comment by Live From Rogers Park, whom you've mute

    Are they installed? The bike racks were voted on and won in 2010. In 2014 a design was voted on and choosen. Bike Racks (Artistic). PENDING. The PB Leadership Committee decided that the designated funds will be used to manufacture “custom racks” that include an original Rogers Park inspired design...

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    Are they installed? The bike racks were voted on and won in 2010. In 2014 a design was voted on and choosen. Bike Racks (Artistic). PENDING. The PB Leadership Committee decided that the designated funds will be used to manufacture “custom racks” that include an original Rogers Park inspired design within a standard staple rack. In addition, traditional staple racks of a matching color will be purchased and installed. A beachscape-inspired design by a local artist was selected in a community-wide vote. The racks have been scheduled to be manufactured and installed in 2016.

Jul 14

Updated 5 days ago

Decide how to spend $1 million of YOUR money; LAST CHANCE to get in on the ground floor of PB 49

Tomorrow is your last chance to get in on the ground floor of the planning for the 49th Ward’s 2018 Participatory Budgeting Initiative in which 49th Ward residents vote on how to spend the ward’s $1 million infrastructure budget.

The FINAL Neighborhood Assembly takes place TOMORROW, (Saturday, July 15th) at the Willye White Park Fieldhouse, 1610 W. Howard (at Ashland). Join us for free coffee and donuts at 9:30 a.m. The meeting will start promptly at 10:00 a.m.

For more information, visit:

http://www.ward49.com/news/decide-how-to-spend-1-million-of-your-money-last-chance-to-get-in-on-the-ground-floor-of-pb-2018/

    Decide how to spend $1 million of YOUR money; LAST CHANCE to get in on the ground floor of "PB 2018"
    Tomorrow is your last chance to get in on the ground floor of the planning for the 49th Ward's 2018 Participatory Budgeting Initiative in which 49th Ward residents vote on how to spend the ward's $1 million infrastructure budget. The FINAL Neighborhood Assembly takes place TOMORROW, (Saturday, July 15th) at the Willye White Park Fieldhouse, 1610 W.
    http://www.ward49.com

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Gunshot near Ashland and Pratt

I was walking my dog tonight on Bosworth near North Shore slightly before midnight when I heard one extremely loud what sounded like a gunshot coming from just a bit east of me. It was so loud and unexpected that I involuntarily screamed.

I would have called 911, but there was already a strong-- and odd– – police presence on Bosworth. On Bosworth and North Shore, a police car with a female officer driving was stopped at the stop sign....

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I was walking my dog tonight on Bosworth near North Shore slightly before midnight when I heard one extremely loud what sounded like a gunshot coming from just a bit east of me. It was so loud and unexpected that I involuntarily screamed.

I would have called 911, but there was already a strong-- and odd– – police presence on Bosworth. On Bosworth and North Shore, a police car with a female officer driving was stopped at the stop sign. At least four cars were lined up in back of her, no one moving or honking. I kept wondering why no one was passing her.

As I walked further down the street, two mail police officers were walking around. Both of them were wondering aloud why none of the cars were passing her, too. They were speculating that the drivers have been drinking and didn't want to pass a police officer. So, that was three police officers out on the street – – for what reason?

After the gunshot, I saw two cars racing west on Pratt, squealing around the corner onto Ashland.

Anyway– – just wondered if anyone else heard the noise?

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