39 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Going rate for house/dog sitter?

I'd like to have someone house/dog sit for us for a week. The dog is super low maintenance - she just needs to be fed once a day and let out a couple of times during the day (into the back yard). The person would also need to sleep at our house . I am thinking of asking a friend to do it, but I want to know what the fair compensation for such a request might be?

  • pattymelt is mostly in charge

    I know someone who does this for a living, she charged me $50 a night, my dog is very hard to walk and I knew she would be able to handle him. It was kind of last minute that I needed her and I can't remember if she gave me a discount because we are acquainted.

  • If you were going with a friend I would say 30 per night and 15 per each additional visit that they let the dog out separate from spending the night. By the description and it being a friend $200 would seem far to me. I pay a neighbor-girl the same price it would cost us to board our dog.... the peace of mind he's at home and I know the funds are going to a friend.

27 hours ago

Updated 10 hours ago

Found dog - Male Chihuahua

Does anyone know this dog? I found him
near Elston and Lawrence at noon on 4/18/14. He has no microchip and no one has called local shelter/animal hospitals looking for him. Please share if you can. He's really sweet and I really hope to be able to reconnect him with his human companion. Thanks!

  • The neighbors found a Chihuahua just north of there several years ago and no one ever came looking for her. They even went door to door trying to find her owner. The neighbors ended up keeping her.

    FYI in the future I would advise not posting a photo of a found dog. It is too easy then for someone who is unscrupulous to try and claim a dog that isn't theirs.

Mar 27

Updated 11 hours ago

In need of vet recommendation

Really need your assistance neighbors, anyone have any good recommendations for vets? In our area or burbs, just need the best vet. Closer obviously better but willing to travel any distance. Let me know and thank you in advance

  • Risers has been the best for me over the last 4 years- prior to that had bad experiences at Abel, TLC and Touhy animal Hosp in Parkridge. Risers has lots of consistently good and conservative vets - they are not quick to jump to meds or tests not needed. I...

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    Risers has been the best for me over the last 4 years- prior to that had bad experiences at Abel, TLC and Touhy animal Hosp in Parkridge. Risers has lots of consistently good and conservative vets - they are not quick to jump to meds or tests not needed. I work as a physician assistant and although I am no vet I have a good understanding and can figure out pretty easy when a vet is being a bit aggressive with tests/meds ect. I also did not like the roaming dog at TLC. It's one thing to have a loose pet in a vets office,....it's another thing when that pet invades your space and makes you uncomfortable when you are trying to comfort your sick pet.

  • Mayfair animal clinic is amazing, all the vets, all the staff A+++++++++++++++. The price is reasonable too!

21 hours ago

Updated 12 hours ago

Police activity on Pulaski just south of Foster Friday afternoon 4/18/14

Does anyone know why there were two police and three undercover cars on Pulaski yesterday afternoon (4/18/14)?There was also yellow tape on the fence by the entrance to the park's parking lot on the west side of Pulaski just south of Foster.

4 days ago

Updated 16 hours ago

Wait for it, wait for it... Bam!

  • Mike Stirk Husband, father, civil engineer and musician

    I readily admit that I occasionally hijack a string, but I always make it a point to tie the tangent into the original post. This State Bill discussion has nothing to do with the unethical activity of the Laurino family, or you have failed to make that connection.

    Please refer to today's Tribune Editorial Section for Day three of D'Amico debacle.

  • CeCe Edwards Grand Crossing Park Advisory Council

    First, the Laurino family as well as Rep Rita And Rep Davis are all connected through the political machine. Therefore, since the article also discusses Ethics This issue is also one to review and make political commentary. Review and make phone calls to state reps to Oppose SB 1739 and...

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    First, the Laurino family as well as Rep Rita And Rep Davis are all connected through the political machine. Therefore, since the article also discusses Ethics This issue is also one to review and make political commentary. Review and make phone calls to state reps to Oppose SB 1739 and HB 5395 is one way to fight back.

    As Americans we must not overlook Ethics in how our lives are being impacted. This is still a Democracy for now. Offering this information for naysayers and non believers.

    Second, to provide a few resources to buttressed my observations about HB 5395 and its impact on Seniors, Homeowners and Tenants. See Mark Brown/Sum-times ..."legislators should be careful when taking on issues where they have a direct financial interest..."See http://www.suntimes.com/nes/brown/26748534-452/eviction-bill-deserves-to-get-kicked-to-the-curb-brown.html.

    Also see how Bank Fraud impacts Homeowners and leads to illegal evictions.
    http://nypost.com/2014/03/12/wells-fargo-made-up-on-demand-foreclosure-papers-plan-court-filing-charges/
    See also Institute for Housing Studies/DePaul University Foreclosure crisis and its impact on Cook County communities/Geoff Smith/3/19/13 -- housingstudies.org.

    Banks collect insurance fees from the government once property defaults, collecting fees and leaving abandon property by not completing the sale. Direct impact on property values. Alderman are virtually rendered ineffective. The City must track down property owners and find clear title to get clean-up, grass cutting, etc. .

    Finally, review article...: . When struggling homeowners stopped making monthly payments, the loans defaulted in mass, leaving the government on the hook for massive insurance payouts to the bank...Washington Post: "Gov't sues Wells Fargo for reckless lending practices. 10/10/2012.

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Easter Sunday brunch ideas?

Looking for an affordable local brunch place.

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45 hours ago

  • Palmer Elementary School reviewed by a parent

    Palmer Shool is a very goo school for all kids. It has activities that interact with both boys and girls in all ages. The staff members all work hard soothe students can have a good time. This school is very different from other schools I have taken my kids to. It has talent shows for those students that want to express their talents, it has game night, it has Jamfest the night all both parents and students look forward to, it also has literacy night where the students get to do activities for fun with the staff members. Palmer school has many activities that try to enhance the students to learn and they do it in a fun way so the children will want to learn.

    Palmer Elementary School (5051 N Kenneth Ave) Published on GreatSchools April 17, 2014

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

I heard a rumor

I heard a rumor that they are putting a Target in the old bank of america building across from Sears at 6 corners was wondering if anyone else heard this rumor or if its true

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Attempted kidnapping reported in North Mayfair neighborhood

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-attempted-kidnapping-reported-in-north-mayfair-neighborhood-20140416,0,4331955.story

Chicago police said a man tried to kidnap a woman in the North Mayfair neighborhood last week.

She was walking near the corner of Ainslie Street and Karlov Avenue when a man exited van, opened the back doors of the van and grabbed the woman, ripping her clothes.

The attack happened about 9:20 a.m. on April 10.

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http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-attempted-kidnapping-reported-in-north-mayfair-neighborhood-20140416,0,4331955.story

Chicago police said a man tried to kidnap a woman in the North Mayfair neighborhood last week.

She was walking near the corner of Ainslie Street and Karlov Avenue when a man exited van, opened the back doors of the van and grabbed the woman, ripping her clothes.

The attack happened about 9:20 a.m. on April 10.

Police described the man as white, between 45 and 55 years old with brown eyes, gray hair with a portion of it dyed brown, a gray beard and a trimmed mustache.

The police sketch released by police doesn't show the beard or mustache.

He's between about 5-foot-7 or 5-foot-8 and about 160 pounds. Police said he wore a navy blue jacket, navy blue shirt and blue jeans. The jacket and jeans were described as dirty.

The van is old, white and lacking windows or writing on the side. It had a ladder tied to the roof by yellow rope with clear windows on the back door and tools and an orange cable in the back.

Police are asking anyone with information about this incident to call 312-744-8200.

(A police sketch of a suspect wanted in an attempted kidnapping in the Albany Park neighborhood of Chicago on April 10. (Chicago police / April 16, 2014)

3 days ago

North Mayfair Improvement Association (NMIA) membership drive

Get your name in the hat! As part of the NMIA membership drive (going on now) if you are a paid member as of our 6/4 NMIA meeting, you could be the lucky winner of a $50 gift certificate to the Farmer's Market Garden Center (4110 N. Elston)!

To join: http://northmayfair.org/nmia/membership/

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5 days ago

Here's Marge... you be the judge.

50 Alderman in 50 Days. Here is what Marge thinks about the Ward...

http://cltv.com/2013/12/10/50-wards-in-50-days-ald-margaret-laurino-39th-ward/#axzz2yszZGu6H

Oct 21 2011

Updated 5 days ago

Speed Limit Cameras on Foster

How can we volunteer to have Foster Avenue, between Elston and Kimball, set as the first area to test the speed-limit cameras?

This section of Foster is clearly posted as a 30 MPH zone, yet because of the large area of parks and little parking there is a very large amount of speeding down this street. It's a real threat to pedestrians, senior citizens, children, bicyclists, and other using the public streets.

This would be a good place to test the system. Speed limit signs are clearly posted along the route and new signs wouldn't even be needed.

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Apr 11

Updated 6 days ago

Handyman recommendation

I am hoping to get a solid recommendation on a handyman. Would prefer to give my money to someone local, small and dependable. Any suggestions?

  • robin in WRP Tired, very tired

    Contact Howard at aikrandr@yahoo.com, 312-952-5953, http://www.yelp.com/biz/aik-restoration-and-repair-chicago

  • Mr&Mrs JP Jeff Park Home & Rental Property Owners

    If you are looking to keep your money in the community then there is no better local guy than Steve Mancini from Jefferson Park! He is a very hard/smart working, honest and dependable single father who works for himself cleaning / repairing gutters, carpentry, paints and drywall/tapes, etc. I only...

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    If you are looking to keep your money in the community then there is no better local guy than Steve Mancini from Jefferson Park! He is a very hard/smart working, honest and dependable single father who works for himself cleaning / repairing gutters, carpentry, paints and drywall/tapes, etc. I only wish that we would have found him 10 years ago! His rates are very fair and his work ethic is excellent! You can reach Steve at the1gutterguy@gmail.com and also at 773.507.4415. He is also on FB @ Best Price Gutter Clean. If you hire Steve - you will thank me!

  • Miles Baltrusaitis Downtown Commuter

    I really like Gary's Handyman Service at http://800gary.com. Also in the 'hood around Kilbourn. 847.800.4279 (that's 800-GARY). Pretty neat, right?

6 days ago

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Apr 12

Water main break

Was just curious, how many people have had water main breaks near them in the last year? I'd say within 2 or 3 blocks? If so then where? And how about people who took in water to the basements?

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Apr 12

Apr 11

Community Alert

Bureau of Detectives-Area North
Community Alert
Wanted for Attempt Kidnapping
17th District - Albany Park

About This Crime:

On April 10, 2014, at approximately 9:20 a.m., an adult Hispanic female was walking on the corner of Ainslie Ave. and Karlov Ave. when she was approached by a white male offender who exited a van. The offender opened the back doors of the van, ripped the victim's clothing and grabbed her. The offender started pulling the victim toward the van saying,...

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Bureau of Detectives-Area North
Community Alert
Wanted for Attempt Kidnapping
17th District - Albany Park

About This Crime:

On April 10, 2014, at approximately 9:20 a.m., an adult Hispanic female was walking on the corner of Ainslie Ave. and Karlov Ave. when she was approached by a white male offender who exited a van. The offender opened the back doors of the van, ripped the victim's clothing and grabbed her. The offender started pulling the victim toward the van saying, "Come in my car." The victim pulled out a cell phone and the offender released his hold to knock the cell phone from her hand, at which point the victim was able to flee.

About The Offender:
The offender was described as a male white, approximately 45-55 years of age, 5'7" - 5'8", 160 lbs, light complexion, brown eyes, gray hair with a portion of it dyed brown, gray beard and trimmed mustache.
The offender was wearing a navy blue jacket, navy blue t-shirt and blue jean pants. Both the jacket and blue jeans were described as being dirty.

Vehicle Information:
The vehicle is described as an older white van without windows or writing on the side. The vehicle had a ladder affixed to the roof by brackets secured with yellow rope. There were clear windows on the back doors and located inside the van were construction tools and an orange cable (possibly a power cord).

What You Can Do
Be aware of this situation and alert your neighbors.
Call 911 to report any suspicious persons or activity in your neighborhood.
Walk in pairs and be aware of your surroundings.
If you have any information about this incident, please call Area North Detective Bureau at (312)744-8200 or TIPSOFT.COM
Reference RD# HX-218004

Chicago Police Department
Office of News Affairs
(312) 745-6110
Fax (312) 745-6999

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Apr 06

Updated Apr 09

Best burger and hotdog in the ward

Burgers and hotdogs are as Chicago as apple pie is American. So where is the best burger and hotdog place in the area?

  • I am in love with Phil's last stand (Ukrainian village ) for char dog and polishes...& Leadbelly on Irving Park for big burgers.

  • Try Ivy's 5419 W. Devon ave. Call in your order 773-775-2545 they'll have your order ready for pick-up or sit down and eat. They have the best Hot Dawgs around if your not in the mood for that hot dawg at the moment try there delicious Chicken Teriyaki with Sweet Potato Fries my favorite! Yummmm!
    Ciao! :)

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Apr 07

Updated Apr 07

Found Dog

Dog found this afternoon around 3:30 pm at Elston and Kilpatrick. He is safe and we are looking for his owner.

Apr 07

North Mayfair Improvement Association Annual Membership Drive

April showers bring........... New NMIA members! It’s time for our annual membership drive.
To join: http://northmayfair.org/nmia/membership/...

Apr 03

Updated Apr 07

Blaze-N-Grill

I haven't been yet, but amazing what the site of minivans and work trucks (with ladders) parked at your eating establishment can do for you. For me, anyway, at least. Now I want to stop in and give it a try: http://www.blazengrill.com/

That's a pro-tip to any new fast food place: have all buddies with work trucks w/ladders park in your lot during rush hour.

  • Cherylann Neighborhood Watch

    I've been there on several occasions and every time I do get the Italian Beef. Have you ever had the Italian Beef from Gumba Joe's in Park Ridge? If you have you will know what I am talking about. It is about one of the best beefs I have had...

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    I've been there on several occasions and every time I do get the Italian Beef. Have you ever had the Italian Beef from Gumba Joe's in Park Ridge? If you have you will know what I am talking about. It is about one of the best beefs I have had in a very long time. It has a certain flavor that I just crave. I am happy they have opened, now I don't have to travel as far to get my beef when I get the craving. My friend has had the chicken platter and the chicken sandwich and both were huge amounts of food that he couldn't even finish. I took my boss there for a beef and he too liked it. It is not at all rubbery, it kind of melts in your mouth, there is no fat or gristle at all. And it doesn't have that taste of cinnamon like at Al's Beef and others. Now I need to go and try the burgers, however with Leadbelly opening tomorrow I doubt I'll be doing that anytime soon. I have NO complaints about Blaze-N-Grill at all, service was prompt and friendly, food very good and generous.

  • Yeah I don't like cinnamon in Italian beef or chili.

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