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Message from McAuliffe about O'Hare Noise

The following is the body of a message sent by Mike McAuliffe regarding O'Hare hearings on noise reduction.
Here's the message, copied from the email I got:

Since new runway patterns took effect at O'Hare Airport, I've heard from many of my constituents and neighbors who are now bearing the brunt of loud and disruptive noise. To make matters worse, families in affected communities weren't given fair warning or provided with the opportunity to have their grievances taken into consideration...

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The following is the body of a message sent by Mike McAuliffe regarding O'Hare hearings on noise reduction.
Here's the message, copied from the email I got:

Since new runway patterns took effect at O'Hare Airport, I've heard from many of my constituents and neighbors who are now bearing the brunt of loud and disruptive noise. To make matters worse, families in affected communities weren't given fair warning or provided with the opportunity to have their grievances taken into consideration beforethe changes were made.

After listening carefully to the concerns of my constituents, I have developed a three-point O'Hare Noise Initiative that outlines my blueprint to provide relief for residents affected by the flight paths. This plan is designed to balance the economic vitality of the airport while fully addressing residents' health, safety, and economic concerns.

The McAuliffe O'Hare Noise Initiative

Order local federal hearings so residents of the 20th District can express their opinions regarding the true impact of how increased air traffic has diminished their quality of life and environment.
Initiate a comprehensive noise and environmental impact study to accurately show the consequences caused by new traffic patterns at O'Hare.
Deliver prompt noise relief to families through the swift expansion of sound insulation programs.

I strongly encourage all residents and local businesses to sign the online petition and take the extra step of sharing it with a friend or neighbor. Together we can make a difference and have our voices heard.

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to e-mail me at mmcauliffe20@yahoo.com or contact my office at (773) 444-0611. Thank you for the honor of serving you in the Illinois House of Representatives.

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O'Hare Noise Reduction Petition Link

I guess the petition didn't copy on my original post. I thought I stated you might have to contact McAuliffe's office. I'm going to try to post it again:

http://www.michaelmcauliffe.org/o_hare_noise_relief

If the link doesn't work, I suggest you contact his office--it's good to be on his mailing list anyway.

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Love your vet?

Does anyone have a really fantastic vet they take their pets to? We're thinking of adopting a dog and I'd like to have a vet in place before bringing one home. I've looked around on yelp a bit but would like to hear from pet owners in the neighborhood.

  • Third vote for TLC. Both Dr Sue and Dr Monica are wonderful.

  • J du Ss

    Abell saw my dog with advanced tongue cancer and told me not to worry about it. I would never go back. I use Northwest Animal Hospital on Touhy and River.

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Loud blasts in Oriole Park

Loud blasts in the Oriole Park area last night, sounded like gun shots, frightened kids, animals and senior citizens! What's going on?

  • Marty_123 Beer drinker, food lover, cigar smoker....

    Probably fireworks. Typical this time of year. People can't wait to fire off one of their Indiana purchased treats.

  • PattyC328 Have lived in Oriole Park for 42 yrs!

    It's so ignorant. It terrorizes the pets and I imagine the wild animals as well. Not to mention if we have any combat veterans living in the neighborhood what it must do for their flashbacks. Ignorant. Leave it to the professionals to fire off. And leave it up to individuals whether they want to see/hear them or not, not forcing people in their own homes to endure it.

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What's going on with Family Palace?

We were going there for dinner yesterday and were surprised to see it closed and under construction.... Did something happen or are they just remodeling?

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Electrician needed

Any electricians interested in a couple of small jobs, one changing out a dining room light and one fixing a light switch in a pantry? Any idea of what that might cost? Thanks a lot. Oriole Park by Canfield/ Bryn Mawr.

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Does anyone know of a good exterminator?

Every spring, we get a colony of tiny red ants in our kitchen. Apparently, a lot of our neighbors do, too. It seems benign, but we want to find a good exterminator who can evaluate our home for carpenter ants and to see what's going on. Today, we found 2 actual ants "nests" -- one inside a wooden step leading down to our basement (at the place where the tread and the foot of the step meet, the "seam" of...

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Every spring, we get a colony of tiny red ants in our kitchen. Apparently, a lot of our neighbors do, too. It seems benign, but we want to find a good exterminator who can evaluate our home for carpenter ants and to see what's going on. Today, we found 2 actual ants "nests" -- one inside a wooden step leading down to our basement (at the place where the tread and the foot of the step meet, the "seam" of the step) and one near or in the cement at the top of our basement wall. Black wood shavings have fallen on items underneath the nests within the past 2 days, to replace the clean surface that was created when we washed the items underneath the nest/s 2 days ago. We also noticed that we have a small crack in the cement at back door leading to the outside.

We have two cats and are concerned that spraying might poison them. We also heard about "Tyro" boxes which get the ants to carry a poison droplet placed on pieces of cardboard strategically at the bottoms of walls back to their nest that poisons the rest of the ants. It seemed to work for our neighbor, but, again, we are concerned that our cats might lick the poison and get sick.

Someone else suggested pouring a line of baby powder across the back door to repel the ants. We tried that but it didn't work.

We don't have wooden paneling. Our across the street neighbor found termites living behind his paneling!

Has anyone else had the same problem? How did you solve it?

Who should we call?

Thanks in advance. This is a great site!

Susan P.S. We haven't sprayed outside against the wall yet and are wondering if that does any good. They are ensconced in the house now.

  • You can try diatomaceous earth, which is a non- toxic, organic powder, which acts like tiny pieces of cut glass to crawling insects. It cuts their bodies, and die. I understand they bring it back to the nest. If your kitties like it, it is healthy for them! I sprinkle...

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    You can try diatomaceous earth, which is a non- toxic, organic powder, which acts like tiny pieces of cut glass to crawling insects. It cuts their bodies, and die. I understand they bring it back to the nest. If your kitties like it, it is healthy for them! I sprinkle and rub this into my cat and dogs' fur for flea prevention, too. Sound like you are going to need to rip the rotted wood out. Cedar is also a natural insect repeller, too. I agree with you in regard to the chemicals...stay away! Companies will tell you it is safe for kids and pets, when in actuality, they are not!!!

  • We use terminix. If you sign up for quarterly service you get unlimited repeat visits in between. We HAD ants and they came out every week until they were gone. No extra charge.

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Updated May 29

Missing Chicken

Is anyone missing a chicken? We found one this afternoon and have it. I really hope that you are missing it because this was not on my list of pets I ever thought I would have!

  • Yes Canfield and rascher and I saw them two years ago but that one had a nest.

  • Annie Edison Park neighbor since 1990, Res HS

    If you are looking for a home for the bird, there is a family I know close to Canfield / Talcott that keeps chickens. Probably too far for the chicken to have wandered?

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Tuckpointing Needed

Any recommendations for a fair and reasonable Tuckpointing company that is reliable and does a great job?

  • smbruno Friendly neighbor

    Bruno's Tuckpointing, Inc

    773-493-9700

    We are insured and bonded. Family owned business over 30 years and strive on customer service.

    -stacy

  • Shelly can you tell me who you ended up going with? I am looking for a tuckpointer...

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