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Lost green parakeet (budgie)

The picture is attached, he is the one in the back.. the green one.. he has a thick cere on his beak.. he is very old, and he escaped 4/21/14 around 2 pm to 4 pm..
Lost on 5935 N Rockwell if found please call me on 412-478-6831
REWARD

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

Officers responding to the call discovered a woman on the 2600 block of W. Arthur Ave. whose window had been shattered by three shots and the bullets embedded into the opposing wall. The woman was not hit or injured by the bullets, according to the report. 

Trae Wallace, 21, of the 6200 block of N. Claremont Ave., was charged with felony unlawful possession of a weapon and felony possession of ammunition without a FOID card, in addition to narcotics possession, after 21 bags of crack were found on the sidewalk next to him, according to the report. 

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A 35-year-old woman suffered minor cuts and scrapes April 16 when she was knocked onto the street along the 6200 block of N. Hoyne Ave. while having a gold necklace torn from her neck by an attacker. 

Mario Taylor, 22, of the 9300 block of S. Eberhart Ave.; Cortez R McElrath-Bey, 21, of Lynwood, IL; and Travis Pich, 24, of Sherman St., were each charged with felony possession of a handgun and felony possession of ammunition without a FOID card, the Police Department reported. 

The men had been cornered in a parking lot near 6400 N. Ridge Blvd. shortly after they fled a squad car and headed the wrong way down a one...

Two police officers were kicked and spit on April 14 by a 21-year-old man arrested out of the Marathon gas station at 7130 N. Western Ave., according to a Chicago Police report. 

...35-year-old cousin had attacked him with a crowbar on a sidewalk along the 2000 block of W. Jarvis Ave. The offender-cousin, who in the past had expressed anger about a family circumstance involving...

Police were told that the offenders fled toward the Fullerton CTA Red Line station from the hostel, which is located near Clark and Fullerton.

Two men with handguns accompanied by four lookouts robbed a taxi cab driver and his friend April 10 as they sat inside the man's taxi near 2300 W. Birchwood Ave., according to a Chicago Police report.

Police officers rescued a Gangster Disciple April 10 after he had been shot through the face and legs and collapsed near 1600 W. Morse Ave., according to a Chicago Police report. 

Officers found four bullet casings on the street near Sheridan Rd. and W. Albion Ave., according to the report. Area North Detectives were sent to Evanston to evaluate the van in the parking lot and interview the victims, according to the report. 

  • Michelle Edgewater Edgewater Resident: Love the neighborhood!

    It's really interesting to read Mark Schipper's Police Blotters. You get way more detail than you'd ever find anywhere else.

39 hours ago

Need recommendations for Shower Door?

Can't get too many yelp recommendations and maybe that's just how it is, but does anyone have any places they'd recommend for custom glass shower doors? I suppose I can just go to a local hardware store, but I'd like to keep my options open.

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The Truth About Chicago's Crime Rates

http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/May-2014/Chicago-crime-rates/

The city’s drop in crime has been nothing short of miraculous. Here’s what’s behind the unbelievable numbers.

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Updated Apr 16

Is the 40th Ward doing participatory budgeting?

So I'm reading all these articles about the participatory budgeting process in nearby wards -- some are holding votes, some conducting online surveys, some holding public meetings -- and I'm realizing that I've never heard a single word about PB from Ald. Patrick O'Connor, who ganked my Lincoln Square block in the redistricting. Is O'Connor even doing PB in the 40th?

  • Sheila Pacione Neighbor

    I live there and have never noticed meetings for it. You could start a dialogue with them by emailing ward40@cityofchicago.org or patrick.o'connor@cityofchicago.org.

Apr 16

Apr 16

Explore the history of Soldier Field

Love it or hate it? Soldier Field has been at the center of Chicago's political, cultural, and sporting life since it opened in 1924. Come to a multimedia presentation documenting its history this Saturday April 19 at the Rogers Park Branch Library, 6907 N. Clark St., at 1 p.m. Liam A. T. Ford, a journalist for the Chicago Tribune, led the newspaper's reporting on the renovation of Soldier Field 2001-2003. In the process he completed his book Soldier Field: A Stadium and Its History. His presentation will show rare photos and documents unearthed in his research. The program is co-sponsored by the library and the Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society. The history of Soldier Field tells the story of Chicago!

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Police response

It has been urged that the police should be called if you see a suspicious character. Today I called the police and alerted them of an unsavory character at Indian Boundary Park and the dispatcher told me the police were on their way. I was at the park for about two hours and no police arrived. This isn't the first time I called the police to report someone and they didn't show up. When I do call they act like I am bothering them.
Now start the sarcasm because you can't post anything without someone saying something sarcastic.

  • J.H. makes a very good point about having a service between 311 and 911. I think we all are concerned about activities we see as suspicious escalating into something dangerous. On the other hand, we just don't know what else the cops are coping with at any given time. I...

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    J.H. makes a very good point about having a service between 311 and 911. I think we all are concerned about activities we see as suspicious escalating into something dangerous. On the other hand, we just don't know what else the cops are coping with at any given time. I have listened to the police scanner from time to time, and I have to admit that the noise and drinking on the corner or in the alley that's driving me crazy is nothing compared to reports of shots fired or street fighting or other things that the cops have to respond to first. I think the cops in the 24th District do a great job overall and that they and the CAPS coordinators are approachable when we feel frustrated about what we sometimes see as the lack of or slowness of police response. I've never had the impression that it's all PR on their part but think that they genuinely want to address citizen concerns and improve where necessary.

  • rich concaildi Beat Facilitator CAPS 2411

    All,

    I don't have an explanation for why no one saw CPD respond to the initial call. It could be an unmarked unit responded but I simply don't know the details.

    This needs to be brought up at the beat meeting by neighbors.

    FYI-OEMC sets the priority and dispatches the...

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    All,

    I don't have an explanation for why no one saw CPD respond to the initial call. It could be an unmarked unit responded but I simply don't know the details.

    This needs to be brought up at the beat meeting by neighbors.

    FYI-OEMC sets the priority and dispatches the call based on what is going on at that exact moment. Officers don't get to pick and choose where to go next. They go where they are told to go via a priority response system managed by OEMC. Regardless, all calls should be answered.

    I'll will bring this to the attention of the Dist 24 CAPS office.

    Richard Concaildi
    President and Beat Facilitator CAPS 2411
    District Advisory Committee Vice-Chair (District 24-Chicago Police Department)
    richconcaildi@aol.com
    773.294.1777

    Community Policing works. Help prevent crime. If an arrest is made a victim has already suffered.

    Stand Proud America!

Apr 12

Updated Apr 15

Who are these people?

My security cam caught these guys in my foyer while I was indisposed on North Artesian near Devon, they were also on camera trying to open the basement door. Looking out the window I saw them up the street talking to children playing in front of their houses. Any idea what they're doing ringing doorbells trying to enter people's basements door to door?

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

    I heard that the Monotronics alarm system sales guys are coming back...it maybe them.

  • rich concaildi Beat Facilitator CAPS 2411

    Jerry,

    Pick up a couple inexpensive window stickers that say no trespassing, private property. It's them clearly in foyer and common areas.

    If they show up again, do NOT hesitate to call 911. Report suspicious behavior and trespassing on private property. Have neighbors do the same and also call. This...

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    Jerry,

    Pick up a couple inexpensive window stickers that say no trespassing, private property. It's them clearly in foyer and common areas.

    If they show up again, do NOT hesitate to call 911. Report suspicious behavior and trespassing on private property. Have neighbors do the same and also call. This needs to stop. Nice dressed guys can still conduct break-ins.

    Contact me off-line via email and I'll stand you some 'we call police' window signs.

    Richard Concaildi
    President and Beat Facilitator CAPS 2411
    District Advisory Committee Vice-Chair (District 24-Chicago Police Department)
    richconcaildi@aol.com
    773.294.1777

    Community Policing works. Help prevent crime. If an arrest is made a victim has already suffered.

    Stand Proud America!

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Updated Apr 13

DON'T MISS THIS NEW GEM IN WRP!

A new gem opened up in Rogers Park a few weeks ago and you won't want to miss this one. My friend and I were looking for an early sushi spot last week to catch a late lunch/early dinner. Nothing seemed to open up until 5,so I saw this place on yelp and even though there were only a handful of reviews, it received many stars. Pride Sushi and Thai, 2706 W Peterson. The sushi is DELISH! And very fresh....

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A new gem opened up in Rogers Park a few weeks ago and you won't want to miss this one. My friend and I were looking for an early sushi spot last week to catch a late lunch/early dinner. Nothing seemed to open up until 5,so I saw this place on yelp and even though there were only a handful of reviews, it received many stars. Pride Sushi and Thai, 2706 W Peterson. The sushi is DELISH! And very fresh. It's an unassuming place with wonderful service and BYOB. I Love super casual places that serve amazing food and this is one of them. They have the BEST Crab Rangoon I have ever eaten. I am not sure what they do to it but I have never had anything like it. I went back a few days later with several of my friends and they got Thai, which they said was amazing. The prices are beyond reasonable and their hours are 11am-11pm everyday. Give it a try, you will NOT be disappointed. Carry-out, and a large delivery area also.

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Updated Apr 11

LSC Community Rep for Armstrong

If you are elgible to vote for a community rep at Armstrong consider voting for Eric Heineman, my son. He is Governor Quinn's sustainability advisor (University of Vermont enviornmental studies major). a parent of a one year old, went to a CPS school (Lasalle Language Academy k - 12), lives in and owns a house across the street from Armstrong and wants to make Armstrong everything it can be. His mom is a retired CPS teacher (Von Steuben) and his wife is a CPS teacher. He is motivated to improve neighborhood schools because he knows they are essential to a stroing neighborhood and wants to be able to send his child there.

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Updated Apr 11

Inspector General: Chicago police underreported aggravated assaults, batteries in 2012

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-report-chicago-police-undercounted-shooting-victims-in-2012-20140407,0,4268508.story

Inspector General: Chicago police underreported aggravated assaults, batteries in 2012

Chicago police did not report about a quarter of the aggravated assault and aggravated battery victims in its crime statistics in 2012, an audit by the city's top watchdog found.

The department failed to follow state guidelines by counting each aggravated assault or battery as one incident, not each victim as it should have, leading to the underreporting because of all the incidents that involved multiple victims, according to the inspector general's office. (more)

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SeeClickFix app

I have been using the SeeClickFix app pretty successfully for the past week or two to report graffiti and garbage and rats around the neighborhood. It's quick and easy. You snap a photo on your phone, your GPS plugs in the address for you (double check it near intersections or when you are moving), you answer a couple of quick questions, and off it goes to the correct city services department. I've had some successes .... and some disappointments, but it's a much faster easier way to report issues. I hope you will use it too.

  • Sheila Pacione Neighbor

    I signed up and it is sooo cool! Much easier than Chicago works app. And I can see my great neighbors too. Brilliant!

  • Dee On Newgard '92

    Thank you all for confirming that I'm not the only dork. But I do admit I'm a dork.

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Apr 10

Hello Neighbors!

Hello neighbors,
I just moved in to Arcadia Terrance…and I am very excited to join every block arcadia terrace. I am looking for suggestions/tips/advise about the area.
Thanks
-Angel

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Updated Apr 09

Library Noise

Has anybody else noticed how loud it is in the Northtown Library? Between the loud talkers, the folks on cell phones, and the kids playing video games on the adult computers, you can barely hear yourself think. If you come to the library to do any serious work, you have to compete with people who like to chat with friends while aimlessly web surfing, people who sit 2 and 3 to a computer, chatting all the while, and people who...

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Has anybody else noticed how loud it is in the Northtown Library? Between the loud talkers, the folks on cell phones, and the kids playing video games on the adult computers, you can barely hear yourself think. If you come to the library to do any serious work, you have to compete with people who like to chat with friends while aimlessly web surfing, people who sit 2 and 3 to a computer, chatting all the while, and people who come in with laptops and chat away on loudspeakers, not to mention folks who constantly answer cell phone calls. Who are these people who can never be out of touch? Why can't people accept that if they go to the library they have to be quiet? The idea that 14 year old kids should be allowed access to the adult computers is ridiculous. They can't shut up, and won't no matter how often or how politely they're asked. The librarians do what they can, but it's another example of the barbarians taking over and everybody else being cowed into accepting their behavior because they just won't quit.

  • Jess, I think you're on target. I don't have a problem with the tutoring--in fact, I think I'll introduce myself next time I see you. It's the nonstop cell chatter than drives me crazy, especially when I'm working on something that requires real concentration. For instance, the library's genealogical resources...

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    Jess, I think you're on target. I don't have a problem with the tutoring--in fact, I think I'll introduce myself next time I see you. It's the nonstop cell chatter than drives me crazy, especially when I'm working on something that requires real concentration. For instance, the library's genealogical resources are great and I've been tracing my family--so far, all the way back to 1825 --when some awful ringtone comes on and a conversation starts. Once I was so startled by the ringer that I lost a connection to an ancestor who may have served in the Civil War, and then couldn't find it again. God give me patience--and do it right now!

  • Jess M Parent and teacher

    Paco,
    It would be great to me you face to face, neighbor! Hope to see you there.

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Updated Apr 08

Does the city plant trees anymore?

I have noticed that the city continues to remove trees but never replaces them with new ones. I am asking because, several of my neighbors that lost parkway trees told me that the city has put a stop to planting new ones. Does anyone know if this is true and if not how does one go about getting a new parkway tree?

  • Several trees were cut down on our block due to disease and in every case the City left a notice inside the building advising the owner to call if a new tree was wanted. Unfortunately, we have a lot of absentee owners and I don't know if they ever saw...

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    Several trees were cut down on our block due to disease and in every case the City left a notice inside the building advising the owner to call if a new tree was wanted. Unfortunately, we have a lot of absentee owners and I don't know if they ever saw the notices, since they were taped above the mailboxes and many of the owners don't come around much. The City seems to be very good about planting trees, and taking care of them after. We had a tree planted 4 years ago and City crews check it every spring.

  • norie neighbor

    You can request a tree by going through 311.

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