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And yet another lawsuit vs CPD

So a lawsuit due to the police department's stop and frisk policy has been filed. Regardless of one's opinion on the policy (I'm on the anti side for the record) it's clear the city does not have the cash to spend to defend itself nor to settle lawsuits such as these. Isn't it time the CPD brass meet with community groups to hear their concerns and start negotiating a system that works without making large numbers of law abiding citizens distrust or fear the cops?

  • And the first time a "suspicious" looking character is not questioned and later commits a crime the CPD will be the bad guys again for "not doing their job". If you want less gun crime you're gonna have to put up with a few inconveniences. The trouble areas in this city have been the same for decades and I'm not betting it will ever change, my solution is to move as soon as my property value goes up enough for me to leave without losing $80,000.

  • Bger East Village neighbor

    I'm sorry but what makes a black man sitting in his car waiting for someone suspicious and a white man sitting in his car not suspicious? Any guesses? imagine how you'd feel if every time you went into a store you were watched closely by security and then when you're standing outside you're being questioned by cops why you're there and what you're doing. And imagine this happened numerous times every year of your life. I think you'd find it more than inconvenient.

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East Village condo unit sales, prices way up since 2012

It's not uncommon to have a church view form the rooftops of East Village.  On the roof-deck of 717 N Paulina, Chicago IL 60622, photo Eric Rojas, Broker, Kale Realty

Condo sales in East Village (West Grand to West Division and North Ashland to North Damen)

57 attached units (including town houses) have closed this year from January 1st to April 17th.  The median price is a healthy $442,000.  That $442,000 gets you a newer construction two bedrooms, two baths condo with roof-deck, garage parking at 1022 N Marshfield  #3, Chicago IL 60622.

The area is home to many interesting spaces... new and old.  The highest priced condo sale this year is a full top floor modern renovation in a vintage 4 unit building.  The 2300 plus square foot unit with green rooftop deck at 544 N Paulina #4, Chicago IL 60622 sold for $700,000.

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Rat Problem

We live on Ohio, just West of Damen Ave., and the rat problem in the alley and subsequently the back of the house is bad. Does anyone have suggestions as to how they got rid of the problem at their own house? Any/All suggestions welcome! Thank you.

  • Super Greg King of the Snow Shovel, Master of Litter

    I tried rat traps, oversized mousetraps, and I killed two birds instead. They were under a table and a potting bench along walls, I didn't think birds would have gone there. But I only get rats in my yard when contractors tear down an abandoned building or dig a hole...

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    I tried rat traps, oversized mousetraps, and I killed two birds instead. They were under a table and a potting bench along walls, I didn't think birds would have gone there. But I only get rats in my yard when contractors tear down an abandoned building or dig a hole for a foundation in an empty lot. Do you have any construction activity right before the rat population surged or was it always "healthy"?

    Here is the city portal page for dead animal removal AND rodent baiting. It works and you can track the service!

    http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/streets/provdrs/rodent/svcs/dead_animals.html

  • Once you have a rat problem you never entirely get rid of them, it is a matter of reducing the numbers. The most important thing to do is make sure the garbage can lids in the alleys near you are always closed. A rat will live up to 400 feet...

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    Once you have a rat problem you never entirely get rid of them, it is a matter of reducing the numbers. The most important thing to do is make sure the garbage can lids in the alleys near you are always closed. A rat will live up to 400 feet away from a steady food source. I used to shift cans around because the first one would be overflowing and there would be empty ones right next to that one. It is a nuisance and will never be your favorite thing to do but it works.

    I would get FASTRAC, which kills in 24 hours and there is no secondary poisoning. Once the rats start dying off the others decide the area is not safe and move on somewhere else.

    It may take a bit of time, but doing these two things will eventually pay off and the numbers will decline and maybe almost go away entirely.

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Lost White Cat - Reward Offered

Our cat got out of the house and has been missing since last night (4/17) near Paulina Ave & Superior St. He is a large white male cat with 2 grey spots on his head. Please contact if you have seen him anywhere.

  • @WendiChicago Interested in local news

    There are several web sites where you should post this, if you haven't already done so. Lost cats of Illionois and I think there's a Facebook site, too. Also alert Tree House Humane Society, Anti-Cruelty, and PAWS. Posting his pic and your phone number in a 6 block radius around your address is recommended. Good luck!

  • Osiris has been found!!! Thank you for your help

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Henry's Swing Club, Arami noodle night and other dining events

Arami (1829 W. Chicago Ave., 312-243-1535) is hosting its monthly Noodle Night  April 27 from 5 to 9...

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Fountainhead (1970 W. Montrose Ave., 773-697-8204) is celebrating its 5th anniversary with $5 deals April 28, beginning at...

Frontier (1072 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-772-4322) is celebrating its 4th anniversary April 30 at 6 p.m. in...

Henry’s Swing Club (18 W. Hubbard St., 312-955-8018) is celebrating DMK Restaurants’ 5th anniversary Tuesday from 5 p.m. to...

Lawry’s The Prime Rib (100 E. Ontario St., 312-787-5000) is celebrating National Prime Rib Day April 27. Guests who tell their...

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Streetlights ON During Day?

In a bizarre reversal of the security issue of Streetlights being out on streets and taking a long time to get fixed. This block as the opposite problem - For the past 3 days the streetlights have been on all day long on sunny days. Appreciate any help in getting this resolved. (Blocks affected are 1000 to 1100 N Honore St)

  • Has crime gone down during the day? If so, not an issue.

  • robin in WRP Feelin' Feisty

    You'll have better results reporting this to the City: seeclickfix.com

  • Kay Lee 10 year resident of UK Village

    Malfunctioning streetlights are an issue that should be fixed at low priority. I have reported it via seeclickfix. Was just looking to see if anyone had experience with this it seems odd.

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Missing orange and white cat- PLEASE HELP!

My cat Aurora has been missing since Wednesday. She is an outdoor cat but always comes home for meals and has never been gone this long. I saw her briefly on Tuesday night, but she did not accept my offer to go inside. Please let me know if you have seen any cats around Winchester and Augusta/Iowa or beyond.

  • Jen

    She may have been taken to animal control. Check there daily bc there is no stray hold period for cats anymore so it could get scooped up by a rescue right away

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The Best Sales and Shopping Events This Week in Chicago

Le Remède-Waxing & French Skincare Boutique (1900 W. Chicago Ave., leremedechicago.com) celebrates its second anniversary on Sunday. Stop by from 5 to 8 p.m. for $15 mini manicures, free eyebrow waxing, champagne, snacks, and 20 percent off all retail items.

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...Water Tower apartment, and will take place April 25 at the auctioneer’s Chicago saleroom (1338 W. Lake St., lesliehindman.com). (The public preview is open now until the actual event on the 25th...

Local designer Anna Hovet is throwing open her studio (2000 W. Carroll Ave., #302, annahovet.com) on Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. for a spring shopping party. Stop by for wine ,a glimpse of her spring collection, and $10 to $40 samples.

Hubba Hubba (2040 W. Roscoe St., hubbahubbachicago.com) is moving, and their inventory—excluding new arrivals—is currently going for up to 75 percent off. Stop by and stock up now through April 25, before the store relocates to Wilmette.

...and founder of Diana Vreeland Parfums, Alexander Vreeland, makes a personal appearance at Neiman Marcus (737 N. Michigan Ave., first floor, neimanmarcus.com). He’ll chat about the line’s latest fragrance—Smashingly Brilliant...

Tonight, theWit (201 N. State St., 27th floor, thewithotel.com) hosts its popular ROOF Runway series featuring The Shops at North Bridge and Fashion Outlets of Chicago. RSVP to 312-239-9552 for express entry. Doors open at 4 p.m.; runway starts at 7 p.m.

...and it’s happening this Sunday. Stop by GAR Hall in the Chicago Cultural Center (78 E. Washington St., dosemarket.com) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to shop goodies from 60...

Apr 16

Record Store Day 2015 - Food, Drink and Giveaways in Wicker Park

Dusty Groove Free refreshments and giveaways for the first 100 shoppers and a free magic show in the afternoon. Customers can spin a "wheel of fortune" with every purchase for a chance to win special prizes. 8 AM-9 PM, 1120 N. Ashland, 773-342-5800.

Permanent Records - Free Dark Matter coffee and West Town Bakery treats in the morning; free  pizza in the afternoon. Performances by ADT, Clearance, and Buckingham Palace SVU starting at 4 PM. 8 AM-9 PM (or so), 1914 W. Chicago, 773-278-174.

Shuga Records - Free "cinnamon shuga" doughnuts from Glazed and Infused and Dark Matter Coffee. Giveaways include: T-shirts and stereo equipment.In-store performances from Fee Lion, Ty Maxon, Quinn Tsan, and Zigtebra. 8 AM-10 PM, 1272 N. Milwaukee, 773-278-4085.

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...Arcade. Spend $50 or more at Reckless Records and bring your receipt to Emporium at 1366 N. Milwaukee Avenue for free beer and gifts. 10 AM-10 PM, 1379 N. Milwaukee, 773-235-3727...

...Emporium at 1366 N. Milwaukee Avenue for free beer and gifts. 10 AM-10 PM, 1379 N. Milwaukee, 773-235-3727...

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