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CTA Orange Line

  • Easy Money "Ask not what your country can do for you; ..."

    I wonder if Rahm or McCarthy will blame the passengers for .. ya know - going to work, carrying wallets and purses, etc.

    Blame the gun NOT the criminal. Right, Gerry?!

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  • I am the new supervisor at Strohacker Park. Like many people already said, I personally can not fix that park in one day. I did submit many work request to Chicago Park District. Also requested for big capital budget improvements for 2015/2016. There are over 250 parks in the city...

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    I am the new supervisor at Strohacker Park. Like many people already said, I personally can not fix that park in one day. I did submit many work request to Chicago Park District. Also requested for big capital budget improvements for 2015/2016. There are over 250 parks in the city and work order requests are submitted daily. Little patience here. This park is not a $500 fix. Little things can slowly be done but other things need budget approvals. So far we are getting new playgrounds in Fall of this year and I think that's a big step in the right direction. This park stayed unstaffed due to economy crisis few years back and budget cuts. Many business shut downed, many people lost their jobs, including park employees, and many lost their homes. I am still young but I do understand that when economy is bad, then there is not much that we can do. Economy is slowly picking up, Chicago Park District secured some funds and they are doing everything in their power to fix over 250 parks in the city of Chicago. Give me a chance as a supervisor to fix it up. Chicago Park District is aware of the situation. To my knowledge, I am the NEW supervisor and I am the ONLY one with Chicago Park District that will do something about it. If ANYONE has any issues or concerns about this park, please see me. I grew up as a kid at the parks, my parents worked 10-14 hrs shifts so park was my 2nd home. I learned sooo much from park staff at the time and with the love of the park patrons and the staff I made my decision as young kid that this is what I want to do in life. I want my 2nd home to be also 2nd home to many kids in the neighborhood. I worked soooo hard to where I am today. I started with the parks as volunteer since age 13 and started working once I turned 16. Park is my life. 15 years later I am here fighting strong. I don't have to say much more. Chicago Park District is not only my job, it's my passion and most important it is my life, my one and only life.

  • You will do great things because your passion drives your spirit. I will not say good luck cause I don't believe in luck. Its all about working hard for what you believe in. I will be in there soon to lend a hand if you allow it. Take care.

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Stray cat spotted

I saw a grey cat with yellow eyes (no collar) on the west side of the 5100 block of Neenah. The cat was obviously a housecat, and didn't seem to have been on the street very long.

Please, neighbors, be aware of your pets when you open doors, and please keep your cats indoors. Earlier this month, I saw a cat killed by a car on 52nd and Rutherford (brown tabby with a purple collar). Please protect your cats by keeping them inside.

  • Oh, MOST unfortunate... poor cats! I agree, to your reminder 'Neenah'. There is an 'epidemic' of lost pets (I would say, this is MAINLY being caused by an epidemic of careless people-- not being careful about monitoring or containing their pets-- or perhaps having a misguided attitude of letting their...

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    Oh, MOST unfortunate... poor cats! I agree, to your reminder 'Neenah'. There is an 'epidemic' of lost pets (I would say, this is MAINLY being caused by an epidemic of careless people-- not being careful about monitoring or containing their pets-- or perhaps having a misguided attitude of letting their pets be 'free' to wander and roam.

    This only ends up like the cat I too, saw today It was newly hit by a vehicle (as it was not yet smashed), but was, fortunately dead by time I saw it (disembowled!-- yes, this is the frequent and unfortunate ending for such pets, on our city streets....we can't look away from that fact).

    But, I would like here, to identify it as much as I can, so, IF someone IS still wondering what happened to their 'kitty', at least, they might have some 'closure' (and if I were that person, I would go to the site and make sure to check and then honor their pet by burying its remains, if possible):

    Cat seen dead on Archer Avenue (between S. Keeler and Tripp Avenues--):
    Mostly white w. black markings and perhaps some greyish coloring too; The body was lighter, the head was darker; it seemed like a younger or a smaller-boned animal from what I could tell in passing, but NOT a kitten). Like I said, it was certainly dead, but seemed like it just recently had happened (circa 3:30 PM, today). I am sorry, for the animal, and for you (if you recognize your cat). This happens, people; so please, please, please, take better care of your pets!

  • Thank you to all the neighbors who have found this thread helpful, and thank you, Up2uUp2me, for posting the information regarding the cat you saw, so that the owners who may still be looking for it are at least informed of the cat's death.

    Last night, I saw another stray...

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    Thank you to all the neighbors who have found this thread helpful, and thank you, Up2uUp2me, for posting the information regarding the cat you saw, so that the owners who may still be looking for it are at least informed of the cat's death.

    Last night, I saw another stray cat, black and white (tuxedo), with yellow eyes, again on the west side of the 5100 block of Neenah. When I tried to approach it, it ran back through the alley toward Nashville.

    I hope that we all can look out for the strays in our neighborhood in hopes of helping their owners to find them and bring them home.

  • You're welcome, Neenah. Certainly, if it were my pet companion, I would want to know what became of it, however heartbreaking to learn such news....

    I kept thinking about that poor cat through the evening. I sat down to read some collected local papers, and lo and behold, came across...

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    You're welcome, Neenah. Certainly, if it were my pet companion, I would want to know what became of it, however heartbreaking to learn such news....

    I kept thinking about that poor cat through the evening. I sat down to read some collected local papers, and lo and behold, came across an article entitled:

    'Fireworks and Thunderstorms: Guide to Keeping Cats Calm'. Well, we just had
    both back to back days of such noise, so, likely the cats we saw, may have been unfortunates that had panicked and ran off due to the booming....

    This article gives common sense advice-- that owners should take EXTRA of their sensitive animals around such times of loud, extended noise:

    1) Provide them an extra "Safe Space...comfortable...secure"

    2) "Stay Calm" yourself (your pet picks up your emotional energy)

    3) Consider pet-calming products (e.g. 'Bach Rescue Remedy"); would you believe that there is a "Calming Collar for Cats", based on science (laced with natural pheromones that mimics a mother cat's chemicals that calm her kittens-- and calms cats in general). Supposedly large chain pet-stores carry this product.

    4) "Be there"-- stay home with your pets at such noisy times; if you can't, make sure a responsible adult they are familiar with can be with them (i.e. don't just abandon them to an empty house or yard).

    5) If your pet is super-stressed by such noise, consider advice from your veterinarian to help your pets through such crises.

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  • Garage Sale

    5155 S. Latrobe Ave. July 19, 2014 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (check description)
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    5155 S. Latrobe Ave. July 18, 2014 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (check description)
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    5155 S. Latrobe Ave. July 17, 2014 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (check description)

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Anna Salinas Corral for 23ward Alderman

"Empowering the 23 ward" let's help each other in these communities (West Lawn, Chicago Lawn, Archer Heights, Garfield Ridge, and Clearing. Together we can make our community known in the South side.

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Princess Closet looking to relocate

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We would like to be in the areas of Pilsen, Bridgeport, McKinley and Brighton Park or Canaryville.

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We do have a tax write off letter in exchange for the space.

Thank you all!

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Crime

What happened at Wentworth Park on Friday June 27,2014. There was alot of CPD activity going on. Concerned neighbor ?

  • nothing, if something did happen it would be here

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Found cat (garfield ridge - major and 52nd)

Found a sweet cat under our porch last night (after the storm.) It is a mixture of tan, white, maybe some grey and brown tones too. Had a marking (or maybe scar) on its nose and one ear was bald. May have been on the street for a while, seemed to have a cough. We brought it to the animal welfare league in Chicago ridge. They said he/she has a chip but it was not in their database.

If you think this could be your cat or someone you knows cat, please contact them as soon as possible.

  • Hi Jody.

    Maybe send the City NewsHound this info? They put free lost and found ads in their weekly paper. They could put the cat's picture with the Animal Welfare League info in their next edition.

    The City NewsHound's email is Media@CityNewsHound.com

    Joan

  • Mmichele Concerned citizen

    Cat was picked up and reunited with owner. Thanks for posting

  • Mmichele! Thank you so much for letting me know! I was very concerned about this little guy...

    For my own curiosity was this post what reached the owner? Also I'm unsure of the situation, but would love to get a little gift pack together for him/her (treats, toys, etc...) Let me know if you could help facilitate that.

    Thanks
    Jody

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Neighborhood is getting worse.

We have been chaining things down for years. Some people see things they like and just take them as if there was a sign on them saying "Free."
Why ask the neighbors to do the police job. Shouldn't the police be patrolling the neighborhood? There are always whiskey bottles and beer bottles in the alley.
Also, one day as I was coming out of the garage, I saw a man urinating on the side of his car in broad daylight....

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We have been chaining things down for years. Some people see things they like and just take them as if there was a sign on them saying "Free."
Why ask the neighbors to do the police job. Shouldn't the police be patrolling the neighborhood? There are always whiskey bottles and beer bottles in the alley.
Also, one day as I was coming out of the garage, I saw a man urinating on the side of his car in broad daylight. Really classy. Where are the police? At home?
I have lived here a long time and this neighborhood is turning into a toilet.
Not only human waste but dog waste too!
It seems that the older neighbors are afraid to say anything, so they turn a blind eye. The kids run the streets and no one can stop them. Call the police, usually they say they don't come out for that.But let someone egg a fire man's car and they police will be out in a flash. The thin "Blue Line" does exist.
To serve and protect ( their own ) yes.
This was a good neighborhood but not anymore.

  • me

    Obviously, you haven't read a word I've said. It was I who suggested you be more interested in gangs, thefts, assaults etc., rather than alcohol bottles, dog poop, block parties and carnivals. You also never mentioned gangs or assaults till your 3rd post. All you did was complain about city...

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    Obviously, you haven't read a word I've said. It was I who suggested you be more interested in gangs, thefts, assaults etc., rather than alcohol bottles, dog poop, block parties and carnivals. You also never mentioned gangs or assaults till your 3rd post. All you did was complain about city workers especially the police not doing what you think is their job!! Suddenly you twist your word and tell me to do what I have already made obvious that I already do
    But no matter. Each post you make you make no sense, twist words around and try to make it seem as tho you didn't say what you said.
    I hope you get your problems straightened out and if in fact, your children were flashed I do hope they find the guy. One suggestion, change your attitude..if you disrespect the people who are there to help you, why in the world should they respect you.

  • I think we all need to work together stop blaming others I.E the police. They are doing all they can. To use the old CAPS motto "Together we Can" I have been involved with CAPS fir many years. Yes there are good & bad in everything. Another saying we use ate beat 813/833 beat meetings "Don't Curse The Darkness Light A Candle"

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broken fence by 4 teens

Does anybody have this problem on 59th in newcastle i lived here a long time an the neghiborhood is getting worst

  • srapach Rutherford Ave resident

    Did you introduce yourself to your neighbors and let them know you are the new owner and ask them to call you and the police if they observe illegal activity? Talk to the

  • Id like to thank everybody for there help

Jun 22

Updated Jun 24

What's the date?

Is today the Fourth of July? I thought fireworks were illegal. I can guess who has all the fireworks, can you?

  • yes they are but to hard to inforce

  • Must be someone is using up their old stash or already got a BIG delivery of illegal
    fireworks (if you KNOW specifically who they are) call in a report.

    On Friday (6/22) I was waiting at the bus stop in Garfield Ridge right across from the
    Family Dollar store. It...

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    Must be someone is using up their old stash or already got a BIG delivery of illegal
    fireworks (if you KNOW specifically who they are) call in a report.

    On Friday (6/22) I was waiting at the bus stop in Garfield Ridge right across from the
    Family Dollar store. It had rained and then stopped while I stood there, so it was wet,
    yet I all-of-a-sudden heard about ten loud and distinct 'pops' (not all one after another, but disjointed w. a slight pause between one or two; and, there also seemed to be a ricochet). To me, it didn't sound like firecrackers; it sounded like pistol shots. And they sounded like they were coming from the alley behind this store (and the next door hotwings store)-- or very nearby to them. Unbelievably, just as this was happening, a police 4x4 drove by. They heard the 'shots' and turned their heads in that direction, yet drove on. I saw them turn into the driveway of the Home Run Inn Pizza.

    As I continued to stand there, I felt 'exposed', should it be someone w. a gun. So,
    I walked to the next bus stop west, in front of HRI, and there saw the police car.
    I informed the two women officers of my experience, and they said, "It was firecrackers". I replied, "It sounded like shots, to me". So, why didn't they at least
    have a look anyway, and ticket them for firing the crackers, IF they WERE firecrackers!
    I mean they were 'ear-witnesses' AND another 'ear-witness' spoke w. them.
    Maybe the pizza break was more pressing?!

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kicking in fences

Beware of teens destroying fences on 59th oak park

  • Thamk You we had it happen here in West Lawn by the Midway Orange Line thought it was isolated guess noit thank you

  • srapach Rutherford Ave resident

    Has anyone seen these teens? Call police and give a description. If they are caught please sign complaints if its your property. If a large group is observed keep alert and let other neighbors know. There's strength in #s for a group of teens and for the tax paying victim.

  • no haven't seen them the property owner did not either by me,since it is owned by pilots from the airport no one washome when it happend. And it happened during the night.

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Updated Jun 21

Dogs on the loose on Monitor.

Be aware of two dogs running the neighborhood. One black w/ white paws,the other white w/ brown. These same people had a dog killed when they let it run the streets, now the other two are let out the front door to do their business on other neighbors property. We have to go to their house and tell them that their dogs are out.
Be carefully when driving down Monitor.

  • Chicagodan South Side/North Side

    Where on Monitor?

    There are so many dogs in Garfield Ridge now. Whether you have one or not, know what the City of Chicago "Animal Care and Control" laws are.

    Municipal Code 7-12-030

    Animals shall be restrained.

    Each owner shall keep and maintain his animal under restraint; provided, however, that...

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    Where on Monitor?

    There are so many dogs in Garfield Ridge now. Whether you have one or not, know what the City of Chicago "Animal Care and Control" laws are.

    Municipal Code 7-12-030

    Animals shall be restrained.

    Each owner shall keep and maintain his animal under restraint; provided, however, that this section shall not apply to any dog being used for rescue or law enforcement work. It shall be unlawful for any owner to allow his or her animal to cross outside the property line of its owner to any extent, including reaching through, over or under a fence, or to keep or allow his or her animal to be outdoors on an unfenced portion of the owner's property, unless the animal is leashed and under the control of its owner or another responsible person; provided that any animal not secured by a leash or lead and that is outdoors on a fenced portion of the owner's property or outdoors on the premises of another person with consent of that person shall not be considered under restraint unless the fence is of sufficient height appropriate to the size of the animal to prevent the animal from jumping or reaching over the fence. In addition, it shall be an unlawful failure to restrain for an animal to attack, bite, threaten, or jump on any person without that person's consent, outside the property of the animal's owner. The provisions of this section shall be a positive duty of the owner and the offenses described herein shall be strict liability offenses.

    Any owner who violates any provision of this section shall be subject to a fine of $300.00, if the violation does not result in severe injury or death to any person or damage to another person's property. If the violation results in severe injury or death to any person, the owner shall be subject to a fine of not less than $1,000.00 and not more than $10,000.00.

    (More on the link below - see "Chapter 7-12")

    http://chicityclerk.com/legislation-records/municipal-code/

  • Wants respect Garfield Ridge

    57th and Monitor. Later that day the dogs had to be brought back and put in the yard by a neighbor. Can't call Animal Control. By the time they get here, who knows where the dogs will be.

  • Feel free to post any Found..Lost or Spotted pets on our neighborhood FB page
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/399571323496882/

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Landscaping Rocks

Hi Neighbors!
We are looking to get rid of these landscaping rocks in order to plant grass. All you need is your own bucket(s) and transportation!

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