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Jul 19

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Neighborhood Dog Barking Constantly

First - I love animals, which is why my main concern here is to help this dog.

The barking signals to me that the dog may be neglected (lack of attention (playtime, love, etc) from owner). Or could simply be lack of training and socialization, but this just goes back to neglect.

Morning, noon and night this dog barks and I think its been going on for over a year now. Honestly don't think or cant even fathom that I...

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First - I love animals, which is why my main concern here is to help this dog.

The barking signals to me that the dog may be neglected (lack of attention (playtime, love, etc) from owner). Or could simply be lack of training and socialization, but this just goes back to neglect.

Morning, noon and night this dog barks and I think its been going on for over a year now. Honestly don't think or cant even fathom that I am the only one tired of this.

I have been doing research online and I thought there was a Barking Dog Noise Ordinance, or some sort of Dog Barking nuisance law for Cook County/Chicago but I can not locate it?
I don't want to call animal control, but fear that Its my only option - plus after my research, is recommended.
Calling 311 or 911 isn't going to solve the problem. Asking the owner nicely to control the dogs barking will be taken care of first, I just want to make sure if things keep going south, I have the correct recourse.

  • Good luck. I used to have Scotties and it isn't typical for them to bark all the time. They are alert dogs that like to keep watch, and mine would bark when they saw people, but certainly not constantly.

    There may be an underlying behavior or health issue here. Dogs...

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    Good luck. I used to have Scotties and it isn't typical for them to bark all the time. They are alert dogs that like to keep watch, and mine would bark when they saw people, but certainly not constantly.

    There may be an underlying behavior or health issue here. Dogs with separation anxiety will bark constantly when left alone. Sometimes the owner's are not even aware of this issue until told by a neighbor.

    Another issue is senior dogs with dementia type issues can bark far too often. I have a 16 year old dog and in the last six months or so she has really increased her barking. She's having some doggie dementia type issues.

    Just wanted to mention a couple of these possibilities as may help the conversation w/ your neighbor.

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

    I know this is an old post, but I have a neighbor with a pair of dogs that do not stop barking late into the night. Tonight I called the police and asked what they could do stop this noise? They replied, nothing. I asked why couldn't ticket them in...

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    I know this is an old post, but I have a neighbor with a pair of dogs that do not stop barking late into the night. Tonight I called the police and asked what they could do stop this noise? They replied, nothing. I asked why couldn't ticket them in accordance to the ordinance? They both looked at me like I was crazy and said there was no such ordinance. When I tried to explain, they said we'll look into it...yeah right! So what good are all of these ordinances, if the police won't abide to them because they don't even know they exist? BTW...it was a 24th district squad.

35 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Another Package Theft

At 2pm today a package was stolen from my front porch near Armitage and Sawyer.
I was able to get a look at the theives from behind as they walked out of the alley and onto Armitage Ave near Kedzie, and two women witnessed the theft.

They are wearing all black, head to toe. One man was black and the second hispanic, both about 5'6- 5'8.

UPS claims they left the package with someone, but they clearly did not.
BE CAREFUL and have packages sent somewhere else, especially for the holiday season.

  • Liz

    No luck folks. I tried!

  • I live on Fullerton but always my dog between splauding and sawyer and I've noticed a black male walk around the nieghborhood and scouting the area. One day after I walked my dog, as I was heading to work I saw him on another block carrying packages. I just didnt know where exactly on sawyer he had gotten them from. Its a shame we have to be careful.

2 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

  • According to the building permits, it looks like it's going to be another Land & Sea place (Parson's, Longman, etc.). The owner of the permit is listed as Peter Toalson. No idea what the concept is, however.

16 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Looking for daycare in Logan Square

Hello,
Can anybody recommend a daycare in Logan Square? Also, not sure how far ahead I need to be checking places out. Friends have said there can be long wait lists, etc. but I'm not sure if that is everywhere in the city.... Thanks for any info!

4 hours ago

iPhone glass repair

Anyone knows where to fix glass on iPhone for cheap

3 days ago

Updated 7 hours ago

Did you see WBEZ's story on gentrification in Logan Square?

My colleague Chip Mitchell did an interesting story on how gentrification is affecting Logan Square. What'd you think of it? Did he miss anything?
http://www.wbez.org/news/real-estate-developer-hot-area-sees-bright-future-%E2%80%94-and-displacement-111231

  • Mike Conover '90's HP block orginizing,CAPS- resident since '07

    I am not disagreeing with your assessment Colin. I am suggesting it is not a perspective or understanding with a handle on, or tools for, working to an improved outcome- for the individual, for the community, or for the larger society.

  • Steven Vance Urban planner

    @Carter: We might be on the same page about something:

    "The question becomes to what degree should zoning be used to encourage one form of land use over another. That's the tool in the City's toolbox, so to speak.

    Substantial zoning bonuses which will create brand new high rise towers...

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    @Carter: We might be on the same page about something:

    "The question becomes to what degree should zoning be used to encourage one form of land use over another. That's the tool in the City's toolbox, so to speak.

    Substantial zoning bonuses which will create brand new high rise towers in a neighborhood of lower-density historic architecture will encourage the settling of one economic class of people and the removal of another. [snip] The evidence is that we see shrinking populations of lower-middle class people raising families by the L stops in Wicker Park, Bucktown, Old Town, Lincoln Park and Lake View."

    I like that the TOD ordinance seems to be fueling proposals to build many units near transit station, but it may be building too many units than the community prefers.

    I'd like to see transit-oriented zoning used as a tool to also spur smaller, multi-unit buildings (2-4 flats, courtyard bldgs) by perhaps preventing low-density bldgs so close to transit.

    Across from Goethe elem. school is a huge parcel of land that's being turned into 7 single-family homes on Medill Ave. That's land near a good school & 3 blocks from the California station.
    http://j.mp/goethe_homes

    Zoning could have been used to require 2-4 unit buildings so that more families have a chance of benefiting from that location but instead the zoning district here makes building 2-4 unit residences on those parcels *illegal*.
    http://j.mp/zoning_singlefamily

    A "transit overlay district" would be something new to Chicago and could do away with the piecemeal zoning of differing densities, one right next to or mixed in with the other. You might see Bx-1 next to Cx-2 and then a Rx-4. Create concentric zoning circles that keep the density uniformly high nearest the train station and then drop off the further away you get.

    Here's a screenshot of the zoning that includes the California Blue Line station and the Goethe school houses (empty area northwest of the RM-5 zone).
    http://j.mp/goethe_zoning

11 hours ago

Updated 11 hours ago

Moreno van (with signage) parked IN a bus stop..

and blocking 1/2 the only entrance to Food Smart.
I left a note ON the van and am trying to FAX a letter as I write this .
Doesn't matter if the blinkers were on..plenty of parking right there if he had looked!

11 hours ago

Updated 11 hours ago

Loud construction

Do I have any say over the noise going on next door while they gut rehab a 2 flat grey stone? They are dropping doors from second stories onto the ground! We have a small child that needs to sleep during the day so I'm dreading the next couple of months.

3 days ago

Updated 14 hours ago

Let's Get our Video Cameras Connected to CPD District/Cental Command

Being the IT Dept and administrator to the cameras that protect our Condo association since 2009, I have seen firsthand the power this tool has to solve crime. We've been subpoenaed twice and have produced useful video evidence for another dozen or so incidents over the last 5 years that all have helped make this community stronger. High ranking CPD Chief McNaughton has already successfully launched a pilot program in his previous position in Lawndale and we're very close to the reality where hiding from the law is no longer an option.

  • VW

    Has anyone had the cops use a screen grab from a store-bought webcam connected via wifi? My ADT guy said that unless the security system uses closed circuit/hardwired and sealed system the cops won't use it because it could be tampered with (at least in the eyes of the court)--just curious if that is in fact the case, or if he was just being by the book.

  • PR

    I work in law enforcement. The police and prosecutors will use any and all video. The defense attorneys might make a stink about video being tampered with but that rarely sticks if ever. The cops have forensic people to verify that the video hasn't been tampered with in. Get whatever system you can afford. Even crappy video is better than nothing.

2 days ago

Updated 15 hours ago

Furniture donation and pick up

I have some friends looking to donate furniture and need it picked up by the end of this weekend. They have asked a bunch of places, including Salvation Army. No one has been able to pick up this week. Any suggestions of maybe some more obscure organizations that would do this and need furniture?

2 days ago

Updated 15 hours ago

Yet another package stolen

Hi all,

Just wanted to give a heads up, had a package stolen from my porch on the 3200 block of W. McLean Ave. FedEx tracking number states "left on porch" at 11:26 am. I got the mail at noon, nothing there.

We generally request packages to have signature on delivery, however this was a gift sent from my in-laws (actually the last package they shipped went missing as well). I work from home, doorbell never rang.

I filed a police report, had FedEx run a "trace", etc.

If you happen to see this fancy ottoman hanging out in a nearby alley give me a shout I guess!

http://www.hayneedle.com/product/garrettdoublestorageottomanwithtraysideottomans.cfm

Thanks!

  • FedEx will hold your packages at any of their locations without a fee. I usually have mine held at the Kinko's in Division and it's very easy to pick up as they are open late and on weekends. UPS is not nearly as flexible unfortunately

  • But there is a UPS at the corner of Californai and Armitage, in the shopping center.

2 days ago

Updated 18 hours ago

Orange Tabby (name is Chief)

I found an agency that would take in the Orange Tabby from Lawndale if someone is willing to pick up and drop it off. Not sure how to go about this. They believe that the cat is held just for up to 7 days.

  • Scooter's Mom Buena Park resident

    This is a relief. Also, if he appears to be further neglected by his current owners, I would be willing to foster him and get him veterinary care until a "forever" home is found. Thanks everyone!

  • PAWS is doing free neutering until the end of the month at their clinic. Also Tree House had affordable services at their clinic in Bucktown. It would be a good idea to pass this info along to the cats owner.

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Updated 18 hours ago

Rain Barrel Setup

Hi Neighbors,

Does anyone have a rain barrel? If so, I would love to see your setup or just ask some questions. Please post here or PM me.

Thanks!

  • You need to do some math or use an awesome roof-calculator that's tied into average rainfall like this: http://save-the-rain.com/SR2/
    Then you need to find enough barrels to hold all the water you will capture and we installed 8 barrels under a porch, buying Upcycle barrels made from a place in...

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    You need to do some math or use an awesome roof-calculator that's tied into average rainfall like this: http://save-the-rain.com/SR2/
    Then you need to find enough barrels to hold all the water you will capture and we installed 8 barrels under a porch, buying Upcycle barrels made from a place in the 'burbs: http://upcycle-products.com/static.asp?path=3528

    Finally - you need a diverter so the downspout stops water when all the barrels are full....the downspout should just run into an area of your yard where you can plan water-loving plants like these: http://www.prairiemoon.com/native-plants-for-lakeshore-wetland-restoration/

    Our yard is completely full of prairie plants, whose roots go down 6-8 feet. Our downspouts are all disconnected. Doesn't cause us any problems at all...you just have to plan for it and we save a bunch of money watering our gardens because of the rain barrels.

    If you need any help planning this out, drop a note and I'm happy to share what I know!

  • Ack! Sorry, that rain calculator should be this address: http://save-the-rain.com/

43 hours ago

Updated 21 hours ago

Dog Stories/ Humboldt Park (+)

On the pillars at the garden area with the buffalo couple (which my dog thought were 'real' the first time we walked there) is now a bright pink heart with 'It's a Girl' painted in the middle. It would be so interesting to find out what that 'story' is about......

25 hours ago

5 days ago

Updated 26 hours ago

Found cat

Found Orange tabby cat on N Lawndale on School & Lawndale the night of December 12, very friendly and clearly an indoor cat. Brought to the vet, the cat is not fixed and there was no microchip.

Email me for more pictures or details.

Cat was brought to Animal Care and Control:

2741 S. Western Ave
312-747-1407
www.petharbor.com

Cat's number at Animal Care and Control is ID#A122654.

  • Early in Avondale Pet owner

    I went to pick up the cat at 2 today and was told that the owner had picked him up earlier today. Hopefully the owner will take proper care of the cat now that he is back home. It's great to know that there are so many pet lovers in the neighborhood.

  • Diana Davis-Tounsi My Kind Of Town

    Thanks everybody for all your help in trying to keep this cat alive. Hopefully he will be safe from now on. Happy Holidays!

32 hours ago

  • 5 stars out of 5: Re-do on Yelp

33 hours ago

12/19: Fridays with Fioretti comes to the 30th Ward

Come meet Chicago Mayoral Candidate and 2nd Ward Alderman Bob Fioretti as he brings his listening tour to the Irving Park/Avondale neighborhoods. Join fellow residents to ask questions and learn about our vision of Chicago!

December 19, 2014 from 7:00pm - 8:00pm at Pueblo Latino 3456 N Pulaski Rd

Click here for more info: http://goo.gl/EQvQDO

33 hours ago

3 days ago

Updated 38 hours ago

Bloomingdale Pathway

I was thinking about that pathway yesterday. What's the update on it?

2 days ago

Updated 40 hours ago

Orange Tabby found on Lawndale now at CACC

I spoke to Dr Abby at Felines & Canines. She is aware of the situation and said they are not able to pick up the cat, but will take him in and put him up for adoption if we could get him to them. She knows me and said she would do this as a favor. I am just not sure what it entails to pick up the cat. When I call CACC they will not release any information to me.

  • You can check out CACC Cat Transfer Teams FB page for instructions on how to pull the cat. Basically you will have to get an approved rescue to put a hold on him and get him pulled.

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2 days ago

Updated 42 hours ago

Shooting at Pulaski and Addison?

Just went out to the 7-11, and there is police tape up, a cruiser there, and obvious little markers for ballistics, with an officer snapping pics. The guy at the 7-11 said that either two cars were shooting at each other, or that a fight over at Brudders went out onto the street and one person shot another. Anyone have any details?

  • Frank Skony Long time Resident

    Clarification - the tape and cruiser are outside of the Manee Thai restaurant on Pulaski.

  • from the Tribune this morning: A 22-year-old man was wounded in a shooting around 10:20 p.m. in the Old Irving Park neighborhood, said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro.

    The man was seating in the front passenger seat in a jeep in the 4000 block of West Addison Street when a male walked up and fired gunshots.

    The man was shot in the right thigh and was driven to the 17th District police station before being transported to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center where his condition stabilized.

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6 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

STOLEN BUICK LESABRE DARK GREEN 1998

The witness said that there were 2 guys one white male and the other male is african american! The details of our car are, BUICK LESABRE 1998 SEMI DARK GREEN, IT HAS A DENT ON THE DRIVERS PASSENGER SIDE AND IT HAS A BLACK LEFT SIDE MIRROR. Our car was stolen on Fullerton and Sacramento. I was in the library around 1:30 pm to 2:10 pm then when i went out to the parking lot...I found out it wasn't in the parking lot where I parked it. PLEASE SHARE! LOGAN SQUARE PUBLIC LIBRARY PARKING LOT!

  • Check every day to see if you got parking tickets. When my car was stolen, they slapped parking tickets on it for weeks.

  • Sighryn Roscoe resident

    True Tami. Every time I see a car with a ton of tickets I call it in the Police. Every single one of these cars ended up as stolen.

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Neighbor Violence

I own my second floor condo and have been happy there until the downstairs neighbor decided to sublet her unit to a couple that smokes so much pot the third floor neighbors have to open their windows. What's worse, is the abuse that happens late at night. I hear screaming and pleading "Don't hit me!" I call the cops who stop by and leave minutes later - only to have the abuse continue. It is unsettling.

I've contacted the landlord who does not respond to my calls.

What else can I do?

  • Bill Billo

    The people who own the property are completely responsible. You need to speak to the owner directly and inform him that known illegal activity in the form of narcotics and physical violence is currently taking place by his tenants and if he doesn't do something fast your association will

  • Bill, I totally agree with you.... but shouldn't she contact the associate first? And at least contact #3 floor who has to open their windows and go into the situation with a 'force more than one'? The renters sound like people she wouldn't 'tangle with' alone..but with association, 3rd floor...

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    Bill, I totally agree with you.... but shouldn't she contact the associate first? And at least contact #3 floor who has to open their windows and go into the situation with a 'force more than one'? The renters sound like people she wouldn't 'tangle with' alone..but with association, 3rd floor and and police reports?
    And shouldn't you just keep calling if the police stop by and the abuse continues? I know it is not what you want to doing but every time you make a call and every time they come, a 'dot' and report go into the computer.
    ALSO keep a 'log': date, times, calls, police coming, smelling smoke, etc... Do it now if you haven't..go back and re-create it. It really makes a difference to have written records. Good luck!

5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Boy, 15, killed, 13 others hurt in shootings

The man was outside in the 3000 block of North Milwaukee Avenue when he was heard gunshots, Greer said.

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The two came out of a vehicle into an alley in the 2300 block of North Sacramento Avenue when an offender walked up to them, fired shots and ran away, Greer said.

Police officers were in the 3300 block of West Polk Street when they heard gunshots and discovered three men shot in a vehicle in the 1500 block of South Karlov Avenue, Greer said.

Police officers were in the 3300 block of West Polk Street when they heard gunshots and discovered three men shot in a vehicle in the 1500 block of South Karlov Avenue, Greer said.

At about 8:17 p.m. a 32-year-old man was shot on the 100 block of South Kilbourn Avenue when a vehicle pulled up and someone from inside began firing, police said. The man was shot in the foot and was taken in good condition to Mount Sinai Hospital , police said.

On the 1200 block of South Albany Avenue a 29-year-old man was shot at 8:07 p.m., Sweeney said. The victim sustained a gunshot wound to his torso and hand and was taken in serious condition to Stroger Hospital, police said.

...year-old man sustained a gunshot wound to his right and left leg on the 900 block of North Karlov Avenue, Sweeney said. The man had a verbal argument with someone who left and returned with...

At 2:23 p.m., a 34-year-old woman was driving in her vehicle on the 400 block of South Kostner Avenue when someone drove up to her car and began firing, Sweeney said. The woman suffered a graze wound to her leg.

...45 p.m., a 29-year-old man was working on his car on the 7900 block of South Manistee Avenue when a male walked up to him and tried to rob him, Sweeney said. The...

Around 1:10 p.m., an 18-year-old man was shot on the 2900 block of West Jackson Boulevard, said Chicago Police Spokesman Thomas Sweeney.

  • I agree with gp so here is a start. Watch the following video, by a black man, and tell me how much change would happen if they followed his advice.
    Responsi-D*#n-bility - YouTube
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=VT2v64Ykxc0

  • Nothings gonna change unless the 80% of whites that are not against blacks and the 80% of blacks that are not against whites get together for real change. The white media, politicians, and the black leaders will never let this happen. They divide and insite so they can keep their power. And so it goes, on and on and on?

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Bring the Chicago Foodseum to Logan Square

Hi friends - I wanted to share an exciting potential opportunity for the Logan Square neighborhood - to be the home of the "Foodseum" - Chicago's first Food Museum!

I learned about this project in the works a couple of weeks ago through an article on Eater.com http://www.eater.com/2014/11/24/7276629/chicagos-first-food-museum-foodseum-campaign Their website has more details: http://www.foodseum.org/#home

They are in the middle of a Kickstarter campaign to open their first interactive exhibit as early as Spring 2015: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/foodseum/chicagos-food-museum

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Hi friends - I wanted to share an exciting potential opportunity for the Logan Square neighborhood - to be the home of the "Foodseum" - Chicago's first Food Museum!

I learned about this project in the works a couple of weeks ago through an article on Eater.com http://www.eater.com/2014/11/24/7276629/chicagos-first-food-museum-foodseum-campaign Their website has more details: http://www.foodseum.org/#home

They are in the middle of a Kickstarter campaign to open their first interactive exhibit as early as Spring 2015: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/foodseum/chicagos-food-museum

The location has not been decided, but I immediately thought Logan Square would be the perfect location, with all the new restaurant activity, fantastic farmer's market, and plans for a future rare-fruit orchard.

After pledging my support, I emailed my thoughts to their executive director, Kyle Joseph, who personally wrote me back to thank me. He said that they are "big fans" of LS and they have been keeping an eye out there, and agreed that LS would be a great fit. He encouraged me to pass along the word in the neighborhood and said he would be happy to speak to fellow residents and supporters.

If you like this idea, please pass it along, donate to the campaign, and email the museum founders and organizers that you would love for Foodseum to come to Logan Square!

  • LD

    Agreed, I have nothing against the idea of the museum (I'd def visit out of curiosity), I just wouldn't invest in it as I am doubtful of its sustenance. Ditto for the juice bar (if the profit margins actually float the juice bar for a while, it will close as soon as the craze dies down, vitamixes get cheaper, or another, less expensive juice bar opens), although I think there's a big difference b/t restaurant/retail and hospitality/entertainment and not sure the 2 are comparable.

  • Carter O'Brien Chicagoan

    There's of course nothing wrong with people having opinions. There is however a special place in hell for those who comment negatively on web stories/projects, etc they didn't even bother to visit before forming said opinions.

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Bone Marrow Match Drive Tuesday 12/16 for Cop with Leukemia

Bone Marrow Drive TUESDAY 12/16 at 14th District Chicago Police Station, 2150 N California @ Shakespeare. 12 Noon - 6 PM
Police Officer BLANCA MAGALLON, 43 yr old mother of 4 daughters, needs match for bone marrow transplant in her battle with leukemia. Quick cheek swab, no needles. Flyer (attached jpg) from Ward 1 enewsletter

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