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Dog Found

Sign seen this morning at Touhy and Sacramento: found small dog 773-540-0734.

I am just the messenger

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3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Helicopters Over Rogers Park (The Park)

Does anyone know the reason for helicopters over Rogers Park (The Park) and southwest, maybe to Touhy and California (from my vantage point in the park), between 4 and 4:30 this afternoon.

  • Darius-- I'm in the park several times a day. It is great.
    Robin-- Our sense of privacy and safety is based on two dimensions. We normally only have to watch our backs. Our front and left and right take care of themselves. Surveillance from above violates that norm, which is precisely why cops and the media use helicopters.

  • JR West Ridge Neighbor Since 2003 Resident of West Ridge since 2003

    Robin
    I don't like it because of all the noise. On Saturday, a helicopter was so low that I could not carry on a conversation with a neighbor in front of my house.

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3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

20th & 24th District Police Blotter, by Mark Schipper

The woman had been with her daughter on the 2600 block of W. Granville Ave. when she was attacked. Her daughter said a black male in his late teens or early-20s had checked her mother to the ground while she crossed the street near Talman Ave.

This article has 7 other Chicago locations (Show)

Officers arrested two 17-year-olds for a beating and robbery that occurred Oct. 9 on the 1400 block of W. Fargo Ave.

Beat officers monitoring the radio heard the flash message detailing the robbery and stopped two men matching the descriptions in an alley off the 1400 block of W. Jarvis Ave. 

The victim, 28, said he was on the sidewalk on the 5400 block of N. Sheridan Rd. talking on his cell-phone when he was robbed. A man had approached, pointed a gun at his face and ordered him into the alley, he said. 

A 53-year-old woman walking home from work was punched in the eye Oct. 15 on the 5200 block of N. Kenmore Ave. and robbed. 

Two men knocked a 55-year-old woman to the ground near 1200 W. Winnemac Ave. in Uptown before robbing her the morning of Oct. 15.

Officers arrested a known gang member Oct. 17 in Rogers Park for allegedly firing into a vehicle on the 1600 block of W. Juneway Terrace just over a week earlier.  

Stevon Browner, 20, was taken into custody on the 1600 block of W. Howard St. and charged with aggravated battery and discharge of a firearm, police said. 

  • mamagotcha Write on!

    Derp. Figured it out. I'd erase the derpy comment above but that's not an option. Carry on...

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    Mama, there are actual printed copies of News-Star (and probably Inside-Booster too). It's rarely worth looking through. It's the sad remains of what once was a good local newspaper, published in a building that stood where the Peterson Garden Project installed the gardens on Howard this year.

3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

What is happening on Touhy and Western?

I saw numerous fire trucks as I was driving by around 4 p.m. I'm fearing it was something serious.

Oct 14

Updated 3 days ago

Why We Have Rats

I took these photos this morning. The tenants in this building (the northwest corner of Devon & Fairfield) don't care how they dispose of their garbage. Some of it is tossed out of the second and third floor windows above the dumpsters. I once saw a bag in mid-flight but couldn't tell which floor it came from. Much of it comes from tenants who toss their bags on top, behind, or next to the dumpster. The maintenance man is always...

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I took these photos this morning. The tenants in this building (the northwest corner of Devon & Fairfield) don't care how they dispose of their garbage. Some of it is tossed out of the second and third floor windows above the dumpsters. I once saw a bag in mid-flight but couldn't tell which floor it came from. Much of it comes from tenants who toss their bags on top, behind, or next to the dumpster. The maintenance man is always cleaning up the alley, but he wasn't there today. And, as of half an hour ago, there's even more garbage on the ground, more bags tossed into the alley. Recently someone has begun to leave newspaper with torn bread and what appears to be cheese on top the dumpster several times a week. This may be poison (note the dead rat between the bags) and would explain the two dead squirrels and dead pigeon I've found in the last week. Squirrels are always on these dumpsters because there's always food here. The city has repeatedly cited this building but the tenants continue to dump their garbage like this. (I picked up the rat and the bread and cheese after I took the pictures.) I heard on tonight's news that Orkin has named Chicago the city with the nation's worse rat problem (based on the number of citizen complaints). The tenants here are one reason that's probably true.

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Oct 16

Updated 3 days ago

Cermak Market?

Anyone got the scoop on the old Dominicks on Ridge? Looks like they're doing a bunch of work there and I heard it was gonna be a grocery called Cermak produce or something like that. Thanks.

  • Ooh, that's lucky! I would have loved to have a Cermak Market there (of course, now that I live in Bridgeport I've got several...). It's a good store.

  • JCV My head hurts.

    That's good to know, Kelly! We've been missing having a grocery store option at that location!

4 days ago

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4 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Fire near Rogers / Ridge

Anyone know what caused the fire? I don't know where exactly it is but I smelled it from my house. Didn't wanna go investigate it.

  • Patrick Resident of Rogers Park on and off since 2004

    What time did this happen? Glad your okay

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Oct 16

Updated 5 days ago

What kind of issues are affecting the Rogers Park community?

I am a college student studying the Rogers Park area.
I wanted to be able to ask local residents about their feelings about issues in their community. I would appreciate it if anyone can answer some questions.

1. Do you know who your alderman is?

2. What has your alderman done, promised, promised, but not completed?

3. How do your see the issues in your community as compared to the city of Chicago?

4. What is something that your community...

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I am a college student studying the Rogers Park area.
I wanted to be able to ask local residents about their feelings about issues in their community. I would appreciate it if anyone can answer some questions.

1. Do you know who your alderman is?

2. What has your alderman done, promised, promised, but not completed?

3. How do your see the issues in your community as compared to the city of Chicago?

4. What is something that your community needs?

5. Do you know who your neighbors are?

Yes No

6. What job opportunities does Rogers Park have available?

7. What is your view of the school system?

8. Do you feel that the law enforcement services in your community are effective?

9. Do you feel that community resources are easily assessable?

Thank you for your help. A

  • mary b lived in same 5 or so square miles for 59+yrs.

    What am I missing?

  • Renuka Literacy Coordinator at the Indo-American Center

    Thanks because I was going to pass it around to the students I teach!

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2740 W. Arthur - Anyone seeing all the loitering and destruction to the Tamid Managed building.

2740 W. Arthur - Tamid Management needs to step up with the loitering of gangbangers and the destruction to the front hallways doors/windows.

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    Call 24.They have an officer responsible for "problem buildings"

Oct 15

Updated 6 days ago

Aldermanic Ratings from Take Back Chicago

Take Back Chicago has rated each alderman on a specific set of issues. You can check the ratings for Ald. Silverstein here: http://takebackchicago.org/find-your-alderman/alderman-debra-silverstein

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    Charter schools also take the active parents away from the public schools, and leave behind all of the students with special needs (who are more expensive to educate)

  • Robin, that's exactly right. Activist parents hold schools--and politicians--accountable. Parental involvement is essential--for the kids, for the teachers, for the school. It's so hard to keep the culture wars from intruding on schools. I'm always amazed that so many people have difficulty accepting that kids need the basics--reading, writing, math--before they can begin to be educated in the true sense of the word.

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Oct 17

Airplane noise: Emanuel rakes in campaign donations from airplane execs

Money talks. Just in case anyone thought the Mayor's selling out of Chicago residents to the big airlines (on all manner of issues, airplane noise being just one of them) had stalled with all his lip service about "looking into the issue," here comes the news that airplane execs -- most of whom don't live in the city (no surprise) -- have shelled out big cash to Emanuel's campaign chest. No strings attached, though (yeah, sure).

http://politics.suntimes.com/article/chicago/emanuel-campaign-gets-over-125k-united-american-employees/wed-10152014-858pm

Oct 17

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Updated Oct 16

Chicago's most dangerous intersections for pedestrians--Touhy and McCormick is near the top!

Chicago's most dangerous intersections for pedestrians--Touhy and McCormick is near the top!

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-most-dangerous-intersections-met-20141014-story.html

In the suburbs, the most dangerous intersections were McCormick Boulevard and Touhy Avenue in Skokie; Cicero Avenue and Cermak Road in Cicero; and U.S. Route 12 and Cermak Road in Westchester.

  • I can see Touhy and McCormick. The speed limit on McCormick is 40mph but most people drive through there way faster and don't really yield to anyone. Then there is all that business traffic which will only grow will all the new things they are building up.

    And Cicero and Cermak is a MESS! That is one of the most frustrating intersections in the suburbs.

Oct 15

Updated Oct 16

Street Cleaning - Cars Parked, No Tickets

Our street was cleaned yesterday and this morning. Not surprisingly, we had cars parked both days. No tickets were issued either day (and, as usual, there's a car right in front of my building). Motorists don't care if they park on a street cleaning day and if they don't get ticketed they're likely to do it again. At least it won't be a problem again until spring.

Oct 16

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Oct 15

Why We Have Rats II

Someone moved the dumpsters slightly to the west and left the garbage on the ground. Makes no sense.

Oct 15

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Oct 14

Updated Oct 14

Unmarked SUV

There's an unmarked, white SUV with a yellow flashing light on top(off) driving slowly around my neighborhood. Anyone know if this is a utility or city vehicle? Thanks.

  • Search for the EB post "Van "monitoring and recording" what?". I had asked the same question about a similar van and EB posters said it was the van that searches for vehicles due to get the Denver boot. Check the thread to see if it matches your truck. Good luck.

  • Thank you, Paco. That definitely sounds like my vehicle.

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