11 hours ago

Stray sick cat on 1500 block of Superior

I saw a very skinny dark tabby in front of 1511 W. Superior around 12:00pm today. The cat was wearing a pink studded collar, and had a tag around it's neck. The cat was very thin, and (this is gross) was taking a dump, and again, this cat is very sick and malnourished. (I wouldn't post this if the cat looked healthy.) It was pretty friendly and started to come to me so I could check its tags but a truck drove by and scared it off. It ran behind 1513 W. Superior. Sorry if this is a neighborhood cat and a worthless post. But if it is a neighborhood kitty, it needs to go to the vet!

3 days ago

Updated 13 hours ago

12:22 am - 9/20/12: 3 shots

Audible from near Race and Damen, but no idea about direction. I haven't heard any sirens yet, and I'm not exactly standing in the window to look out to see what might be going on.

  • I've called 911 in the past and the police never even drove by. I asked an officer on the street what to do about drug sales on the street and informed the officer that one just took place 200 feet from where the officer was standing. The officer told me to ignore it, that there are too many drug deals in the neighborhood to stop.

  • Erik H Loyola & UofC alumnus, Chicago Loot Drop charity

    I don't live in the West Loop anymore (moved back to the south side), so my interest has waned, but you should be informed that the CPD's resources are allocated in large part based on where 911 and 311 calls come from, so even if a beat cop or 911...

    Read full comment…

    I don't live in the West Loop anymore (moved back to the south side), so my interest has waned, but you should be informed that the CPD's resources are allocated in large part based on where 911 and 311 calls come from, so even if a beat cop or 911 operator tries to blow you off, things are not only going on record, but they're counting as "votes" for your neighborhood when it comes to things like how many cops patrol your area.

    I know it can be frustrating, but for yourself and folks around you, it's worth caring.

5 days ago

Updated 14 hours ago

Robbery at gunpoint 2100 block Erie

My neighbor was robbed at 10pm tonight at gunpoint while pulling into the garage.

2 African American males (20-25yo one with an Afro) approached him after he pulled into the garage, ordered him out if the car and onto his knees facing the wall as they rummaged through the car and took his wallet, watch and cell phone.

Be aware at night everyone, especially in the alleys. These types of robberies seem to come in waves.

  • Chuck T Battling the dummies

    What was the address, 2100 what? Were the police called? Please provide additional information. This is my block and I work nights. Thank you.

  • Exact address should not be posted online.

5 days ago

Updated 15 hours ago

Are you interested in playing fall basketball at Smith Park?

Smith Park is still looking for boys or girls between the ages of 13-17 to play in the fall basketball league on Saturday afternoons. Practice and games will be held in the Smith Park gym. If anyone has a child, friend or relative who may be interested in playing fall basketball, please contact Frank at 312-742-7534. The cost is $35. Season will end mid-December. You do not need to live in the West Town Community to play.

Smith Park
2526 West Grand Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60612

smithparkadvisorycouncil.org

This is Frank below, thank you for all your support! :)

20 hours ago

You have 5 new neighbors in your followed places, including…

23 hours ago

28 hours ago

l0v3st0n3d posted 2 photos to Flickr:

35 hours ago

  • 5 stars out of 5: bellyQ on Yelp

44 hours ago

You have 7 new neighbors in your followed places, including…

47 hours ago

2 days ago

2 days ago

leduardo posted 1 photo to Flickr:

2 days ago

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Scam Alert

Three scams are currently back on in a big way. I wrote and posted these but for some very odd reason Every Block deleted them- So I am re-posting again

1. a man (or a group of two) will come by your car-examine it for dents and claim to be able to repair it on the spot

2. A "roofer' stops by-claiming he noticed damage on your roof that can cause immediate problems and offers to repair it right then-for...

Read full message…

Three scams are currently back on in a big way. I wrote and posted these but for some very odd reason Every Block deleted them- So I am re-posting again

1. a man (or a group of two) will come by your car-examine it for dents and claim to be able to repair it on the spot

2. A "roofer' stops by-claiming he noticed damage on your roof that can cause immediate problems and offers to repair it right then-for a reasonable cost.

3. a duo (usually) rings your bee-and wants to show you how you are being ripped off by Com Ed and Peoples Gas. They show you copies of Com Ed and Peoples Gas "bills" and how they can beat the prices you currently pay by signing on with their third party provider.

2 days ago

Fulton Market Innovation District Land Use Plan: May 21 Open House

On May 21 at the Union Park Field House (1501 W. Randolph St.), the City of Chicago will host an Open House around its updated Fulton Randolph Market...

2 days ago

You have 7 new neighbors in your followed places, including…

3 days ago

3 days ago

3 days ago

3 days ago

3 days ago

You have 10 new neighbors in your followed places, including…

4 days ago

4 days ago

6 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Lost Dog- Chihuahua!

Be on the lookout for this Lost Chihuahua! Belushi was lost at Huron & Wood in the West Town Neighborhood of Chicago on Sept 15. Please share too!

  • Btw, Erica - I think your flyers were extremely helpful and well-placed. I saw them early on and realized that it was in my area so I'd been keeping an eagle-eye out for your pup. So glad that he was found! But much of that is because you did such a good job of getting the word out. Kudos!

  • Not my dog or flyer just helping out a friend of a friend. :)

4 days ago

You have 5 new neighbors in your followed places, including…

4 days ago

5 days ago

The arrival of reform politics

If you live in the 28th ward please join "New leadership for the 28th ward" on Facebook.

5 days ago

5 days ago

  • Permit issued for new construction

    PERMIT EXPIRES ON 11/15/2014 ERECTION STARTS: 9/19/2014, ERECTION ENDS: 9/21/2014. TEMPORARY TENT FOR THE COMMON GROUND FOUNDATION FESTIVAL ON SEPTEMBER 19-21, 2014 AT UNION PARK. 1-40'X50' TENT. AAA RENTAL SYSTEM

    1501 W. Randolph St. Issued September 15, 2014 Comment

5 days ago

West Town residents financing businesses

Hi, West Towners! As supporters of the stores and cafes in West Town, I wanted to share a new way to advocate for local businesses and create a stronger neighborhood economy.

Your many years of love for The Ugly Mug Cafe on Chicago Ave. has encouraged them to open for a second location. They are seeking customers, friends, and neighbors to fund a community sourced loan for the costs of construction. They chose this type of loan instead of traditional financing because they believe in the benefit of community involvement to growing the cafe and the neighborhood. FYI, they built their patio this year using this same lending method.

Check out how this works here:
http://bit.ly/ZqDYuu

5 days ago

Y.O.U Openhouse

Casa Central's Youth Opportunities Unlimited Program is hosting an open house this Friday Sept 19th from 5:00-7:30pm. There will be music and light refreshments served. This is a great opportunity for families to find out about the many services Y.O.U offers as well as people who are interested in volunteering with us. Feel Free to stop by.
1351 N.California Ave.

5 days ago

You have 16 new neighbors in your followed places, including…

About

EveryBlock collects 25 types of news in Chicago — including articles, real estate listings, meetups and conversations neighbors are having — and organizes it by location. Here is all the recent news and discussion near 1420-1475 W. Madison St.

Upcoming events

Sat

View full calendar →

Thousands of neighbors connect and get their news via EveryBlock, including:

Kelley Blair Chris Foltz Mary Gelber Yeshiyah Amariel Joaquin Reyes Aaron Anovitz Monica Lytrice Kirby Josette Sacco-Winograd Imge Hulur jbk622

You're 60 seconds from creating an account and joining them…

or
Enter your email address