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Radius of a No Loitering sign..

I need to put up a No Loitering sign on my fence. Does anyone have any experience they can share? Can they just cross the street and be cleared from the sign violation? I've asked these guy's to find another place to sit around and now since they have absolutely nothing better to do. .. they actually PURPOSELY make it a point be there when I get home from work to taunt me and my family...has anyone ever had success getting their loiter's arrested?

  • Lynne McDaniel An Orange Moon

    Hard way? I heard motor oil on the fences and itching powder on the stoop. Get the powder from a local magic shop, keep calling police and go to your caps meeting!

    Easy way? Just talk to them, not at them. Be firm, but calm. They're just punking you because...

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    Hard way? I heard motor oil on the fences and itching powder on the stoop. Get the powder from a local magic shop, keep calling police and go to your caps meeting!

    Easy way? Just talk to them, not at them. Be firm, but calm. They're just punking you because they feel they can. You all live in the neighborhood together. Tell the leader of the group, and look directly in his eye, that this is your house now and you've "got this." But the trick is to stay cool. Introduce yourself by name. Ask theirs. If you have any odd jobs, grass cutting, window washing, etc, tell them to come around if they are interested in picking up a few bucks. That's why they're hanging out, trying to make a few bucks. It's not right, but that's the skinny on it. Before you know it, they'll pass by and say "hey Mr. Don, I just got married or I just graduated or check out my new car or meet my mom."

    I've been in this exact same situation before only our corner property had a lovely fire hydrant and doubled as a beach!

    You can do it! Head up young person,
    Lynne

  • Marcus de la fleur Proud Lawndale resident

    I heard of a brilliant approach in my neighborhood. The property owner put up a lawn sprinkler in his front yard, but had it set on the street corner where the loitering happened. Whenever the groups gathered he turned the sprinkler on. That solved his problem real fast. But he also had a fence so that the loiterers couldn't get to the sprinkler.

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street light

Does anyone have a link or email for reporting a street light out. The only thing I found was to call 311. My phone doesn't allow that call to be made. I would like to report it because that corner is known to have gang activity. TIA :)

  • hkl Belmont-Cragin homeowner

    I second seeclickfix. I got the app and reported graffiti on a garage across the street from me... It was removed in less than 24 hours. I was AMAZED!

  • Lugo 30+years Logan-Hermosa

    If u email me I'll call for u

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Backpack giveaway Saturday

Organizers of the event, held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Truth & Deliverance International Ministries at 3 S. Laramie, hope to build excitement about the new school year and encourage everyone to stay safe.

2 days ago

is this your cat?

this sweet little kitty has been on our porch all day yesterday and today, male, un neutered, and no collar. he is extremely friendly and really wants inside but my husband is allergic. we are right by nixon elementary school, around armitage and dickens.

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Anti-violence vigil set for Friday

Congressman Danny K. Davis and dozens of West Side groups and churches are sponsoring the 6:30 p.m. event at the Garfield Park Band Shell.

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New community garden coming to Austin

Youth Outreach Services will unveil the new space from 12 to 2 p.m. Saturday at 5910 W. Division St.

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Peace festival Saturday

From 12 to 6 p.m., join others at Bethel Lutheran Church, 130 N. Keeler Ave.

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Need help getting rid of stray cats in my garden for free

Just purchased my home in the neighborhood to find out the bottom of our stairs gets lots of stray cats. Neighbor has a dog buts its not keeping them away. Im finding cat poop all over my grass sidewalk and pieces of food (chicken bones) in the morning. Suggestion would be appreciated. Thanks.

  • Leonardo Giron one improvement at a time..

    Just have your neighbor dog mark the area once a week or so, or get a dog. Some cats are tough and will defy the scent. Maybe enclose underneath area of the stairs..

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Lost Dog, Please help

Female Yorkshire terrier mix, 7 years old, 8lbs, blonde and is microchipped
Last seen at Avers and Palmer

  • JM

    Please call 312.662.9208 with any information

  • Ashley Broughton logan square

    I know the feeling i hope you find your dog ill definitly keep the lookout

  • Praying you find your dog. List her on Lost Dogs Illinois they get great results and make sure to notify all Vets in the neighborhood in case someone drops her off.

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Back-to-school fun fest Saturday

The 4th annual event will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Loretto Hospital.

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Art camp helps Austin residents deal with loss

The 10-year-old program offered at Roosevelt University's Auditorium Theatre has helped 900 children.

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Home Alarm System

We have had an alarm system hard wired in since we moved into our home 8 years ago.We recently began having problems with it and have been advised it is due to the UVerse system we now have. We are trying to decide whether to go with a wireless alarm system or change over the wiring to accommodate UVerse . Has anyone else gone through this and what did you decide? We are leaning towards wireless as it seems that technology changes so fast that it might be the best but I worry about other snags with a wireless system.

  • Synetra Jenkins I'm a concerned citizen on the westside of chicago

    I have the adt in my home. The thing is you have to do what you think & feel is best for the safety of your family. Just trust in the man above he will help you make the right decision. I wish you the best.

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