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Seeking a new Vet Clinic

We live around the United Center area and just adopted a puppy. We already have a cat who has always been taken to VCA animal hospital on Chicago ave. I've never had a bad experience with them but it just seems so expensive. I'd like to start taking them both somewhere new, closer, and a little less expensive. Can anyone recommend a good vet in the west town/west loop/ east village area?

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    He immediately suspected cancer and did a biopsy. It turned out that it was cancer(an extremely aggressive one at that), and there was little that could be done. All told it was a little over a month from the limp to his being so weak we had to put him...

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    He immediately suspected cancer and did a biopsy. It turned out that it was cancer(an extremely aggressive one at that), and there was little that could be done. All told it was a little over a month from the limp to his being so weak we had to put him down. I'm not saying that we could have saved him if they'd make the right diagnosis when I first brought him in. But the fact that they not only initially mis-diagnosed the problem, but then prescribed a med that would have been less than effective even if they'd made the right diagnosis, says a lot. That they then went on to string us along with testing that told us nothing, and incorrectly ruled out the disease that was killing him says even more. A few days after our dog passed we got an email from ACC reminding us that he was due for another round of vaccinations and new heart worm meds. I replied that he had died, and that it had indeed been cancer. I've never heard from them again...

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    Do NOT take your pet to Animal Care Center! They are a shot dispensary and nothing more. We took our dog there regularly, and though they never forgot to remind us about shots, teeth cleaning, and preventative meds(regular emails and mailers, even when he wasn't due for anything), when he...

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    Do NOT take your pet to Animal Care Center! They are a shot dispensary and nothing more. We took our dog there regularly, and though they never forgot to remind us about shots, teeth cleaning, and preventative meds(regular emails and mailers, even when he wasn't due for anything), when he was actually ill they were useless. He began limping one day, and had swelling in a hip. I brought him in fearing cancer(I had another dog die of it years ago)and was told it was a sprain; that it was normal swelling and would subside in a few days. They prescribed a pain med and said he'd be fine. When I got home i checked with a vet friend from out of state and was informed that if it was a sprain I should have received an anti-inflammatory, so I called and was told "well, yeah, an anti-inflammatory would be a good idea". I then returned to get that med and was told that I should give him both meds (ie, we're not admitting our mistake and/or refunding you for giving you the wrong meds). After those meds gave him little to no relief and I noticed bumps growing along his back a couple days later I brought him back in. I specifically asked again about cancer and was told that the bumps were an allergic reaction to the meds, but that they would draw some "fluid" from the swelling and test it to be sure. After they got the results back we were told that there were no cancer cells in the fluid/blood and more tests were needed in order find the problem. I was told again that it WASN'T cancer. Having spent well over a thousand dollars at this point, and feeling no closer to answers, I contacted a specialist that my vet friend had gone to school with. I told him the symptoms, the story and brought him all of ACC's test results. He said that the test results told him absolutely nothing.

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What's up with the former bank at Halsted and Madison

HI..with all the buying of land and building in the west loop, I often wonder about the building on Madison and Halsted. I think it used to be the old MB bank. I just love the arched windows on the building and wonder why no one does anything with that building. I would think a nice restaurant would love the bottom floor with those windows.

Anyone ever hear of anything going on with this building?

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Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Hosts Open House for New FertilityCare Center

Physicians and employees at Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center (PSMEMC) attended a recent open house for the new FertilityCare Center to learn more about its services, meet the staff and tour the facility. The event featured a blessing and dedication of the facility.

The facility is located at Presence Saint Elizabeth Hospital, 1431 N. Claremont Ave., Chicago, fourth floor. The center features a team of specialists, including a certified fertility care practitioner, medical consultant and other physicians. The approach is consistent with Catholic teaching. Read more: http://tinyurl.com/ljdar7r

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Yoga class for the community

Come to Xuntas starting Monday, May 5 at 6:30pm for a Hatha 1-2 yoga class!

This one-hour class moves at a medium pace and offers insight into both the internal and external experience of the practice: physical poses, breath, and meditation. You will leave class with a sense of balance and grounding.

Xuntas is a community space to gather and is located at 2258 W. Grand Ave. The class is $10 cash and BYOMat.

I hope to see you there!

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For Sale By Owner::: Ukrainian Village Brick Cottage (3 bedroom, 2 bath)

We are having a "By appointment" Open House Sunday, April 13th. For Sale By Owner::: Ukrainian Village brick cottage (3 bedroom, 2 bath) w/fantastic 2nd floor 2 room master suite. Sep sleep + sitting room + open Euro bath/sep water closet. Entry, living, dining, 2 bedrooms on 1st floor and full bath. Newly renovated kitchen w/concrete counter tops, stainless appliances, wood cabinets. Hardwood floors throughout. Back pati backyard w/wildflower planted boxes and grass areas. 2-car garage. We are asking $475k. Located on Erie two blocks west of Damen, east of Western. Please email to schedule a time to come by if you are interested or know anyone looking for a great house in Ukrainian Village! arrenj@gmail.com Please serious buyers only.

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Chicago summer 2014: Calendar of festivals and events

Randolph Street Market Festival, May 24, 25, 1350 block W. Randolph and 1340 W. Washington Street between Ada and Ogden

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Cinco de Mayo Festival, May 2-4, 26th Street & Kostner (Little Village)

Mayfest and Polish Fest, May 3-4, Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence Ave.

Mayfest, May 16-18, Lakeview, Ashland and Barry

Festival del Taco, (NEW), May 30 - June 1, Little Village, 2600 S. Kostner (at 26th St.)

6 Corners BBQ Fest, June 14-15, 4000 N. Milwaukee Ave. (at Irving Park Rd./Cicero Ave. to Belle Plaine)

L.A.T.E. Ride, June 21, overnight ride starts at Buckingham Fountain (500 S Columbus Dr)

Gold Coast Art Festival, June 21, 22, Grant Park’s Butler Field at the corner of Monroe and Lake Shore Drive

Pride Fest, June 21, 22, Halsted and Waveland

World’s Largest Block Party, June 27,28, Old St. Patrick’s Church, 700 W. Adams

Chinatown Dragon Boat Races, June 28, Ping Tom Memorial Park, 300 E 18th Street

Chicago Summerfest (formerly Chicago Country Fest), June 28, 29, Clark Street and Armitage

Summer on Southport, July 12, 13, Southport and Waveland

Windy City RibFest: July 4-6, Uptown, Lawrence and Broadway

Taste of Lakeview, July 5, 6, Lincoln at Belmont

Irish American Heritage Festival: July 11-13, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox

Roscoe Village Burger Fest, July 12,13, Belmont and Damen

Taste of River North: July 18-20, River North, Kingsbury and Erie Street

Sheffield Garden Walk & Festival: July 19,-20, Lincoln Park, Sheffield and Webster

North Dearborn Street Garden Walk, July 20, starts Latin School, 45 W. North

Wicker Park Fest, July 26 – 27, Milwaukee and North

Edge Fest: August 2, 3, Edgewater, 5900 N. Broadway at Thorndale Ave.

Wrigleyville Summerfest, August 2, 3, School Street and Seminary Avenue

Taste of Latin America, August 2 – 3, 3600 to 3828 W Armitage

Northalsted Market Days, August 9, 10, Halsted Street and Belmont Avenue

Retro on Roscoe, August 9, 10, Damen Avenue and Roscoe Street

Albany Park World Fest (New) August 16 – 17, Lawrence & Kimball

Taste of Greektown, August 23 – 24, 400 S. Halsted St. at Van Buren

Chicago New Orleans Fest (NEW) August 23 – 24, Sheffield and Wellington

Crush in Old Town (previously Wells Street Fall Festival), September 13 - 14, Wells and North

Oktoberfest Chicago, September 26-28, Southport and Lincoln Avenue (a complete list  of Oktoberfest happenings will appear in a separate post in early September).

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CHIRP Record Fair

The CHIRP Record Fair & Other Delights is Plumbers Hall, 1340 W. Washington St., today, with more than 50 vendors selling vinyl, tapes, CDs and other musical paraphernalia while...

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Split Faced Block Waterproofing

I am looking for some info from neighbors on a good reputable company that I can get an estimate from to have my condo building waterproofed.

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Empty lot on Western between Huron & Erie

Anyone have info on what might be going in the recently bulldozed empty lot on Western (600 block) between Huron & Erie? Extension of Badger Murphy perhaps? Just curious.

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Alhambra Palace Irked by City Dis in Draft Historic District Plan

...the proposed district along Fulton Market and Randolph Streets, a photo of Alhambra Palace — at 1240 W. Randolph St. — was shown with two large red "X's" superimposed over it. The text reads, “Adopt...

Alhambra sits at the corner of Randolph and Elizabeth streets, several blocks west of the proposed historic district. However, Strazzabosco said the design guidelines could extend beyond the district, “to keep new construction in line with historic nature of the area.”

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CHIRP Record Fair Spins Again Saturday, April 12

Chicago Journeymen Plumber's Union is located at 1340 W. Washington Blvd. General admission $7 or $5 with a flyer; Early access $25; Free parking and bike valet

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New Building on Morgan and Van buren

HI..anyone know what is going up on the corner of Morgan and Van Buren? Next to the West Loop Auto shop?

  • I would also love a book store in the area. The closest one we have was on Halsted by UIC - I believe it was a Barbara's bookstore. Now it is a Powell's.

  • Kevin C West Loop

    It's a 26 unit apartment building. It's by the same group that just built the apartments at Madison and Aberdeen.

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