6 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

beagle found in humboldt park, 11/25

i found a beagle today in humboldt park around 2.30pm. he was near division and kedzie. he is wearing a collar without tags. he has a microchip but it seems the owners never provided their data for him. he is very sweet and gentle. if anybody knows this dog or his owners please be in touch. i am currently letting him shack up with me, but he is in quarantine from my dog. thanks much.

http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/laf/4777949968.html

  • Jen

    Do you know to post to "lost pets IL" on facebook and scan for a chip and all that? (I assuming so but just wanted to ask just in case)

  • Jen

    Oops just read the part about the chip

2 days ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Found Dog

Still hoping to reunite this friendly little guy with his family. Found on 11/17 near Barry and Christiana.

  • Jen

    No, he doesn't respond to Lucky and the collar was not the same as Lucky was wearing. We'll keep trying!

  • You could try posting on Lost Dogs of Illinois too. If you haven't posted fliers they have a ready made form to create one.

5 days ago

Updated 2 hours ago

SOS at Animal Control

Animal control is COMPLETELY FULL.
Because of this they will be killing tons of adoptable animals. Please if you can foster or adopt let me know ASAP. Fostering is free and temporary. Please share this to your Facebook statuses.

  • Jen

    Adopting pets is great but fostering would actually help more animals bc you can continuously provide a place for new animals that would otherwise be killed to go to

  • Alya A. Bucktown to Logan

    gblight CACC is not a non for profit org, it is a publicly funded city agency that is obliged to take in every animal that is dumped there -- aka the "city pound." So education, as Jessica stated, is critical to reduce the overpopulation burden until there is magically enough...

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    gblight CACC is not a non for profit org, it is a publicly funded city agency that is obliged to take in every animal that is dumped there -- aka the "city pound." So education, as Jessica stated, is critical to reduce the overpopulation burden until there is magically enough city money to build an endless amount of shelter space.
    Fostering and adopting are both great things to do. I don't know why we have to argue either/or. For those that can do neither, volunteering your time or contributing in other ways (blankets etc) are great too!

9 hours ago

Does anyone play bridge? We are three looking for a fourth.

We live near Kedzie and Diversey. We like a good game, not very competitive but thoughtful and fun.

17 hours ago

Updated 10 hours ago

Township closing?

Does anyone know the full story? I heard last night that it was their last show and I've also heard the bar itself is closing. Anyone know what's up?

  • Bludog 21 years in LS

    From The Reader: Owner Tamiz Haiderali says Township will continue to host concerts, though that's on pause now. "It all happened a little too sudden for everyone involved, but Township is open, it's going to stay open,"

  • Bludog 21 years in LS

    Also from The Reader: We heard from Peterson (of MP Shows) shortly after publishing the story, who says that he was bought out of his half of Township last night. "My partner and I [Haiderali] have been trying to dissolve our partnership for about a year, and we were essentially negotiating to buy each other out," Peterson says.

12 hours ago

UPAC To Launch P4TP Online Auction

UPAC is launching our 1st ever online silent auction as part of our annual Party for the Park fundraiser. 

We have selected 20 one of a kind items, great artwork and gift packages for you to bid on to help raise funds for 2015 UPAC programming.

The silent auction goes live at 5:00PM Central Time on Tuesday, November 25th and will conclude on Friday, December 5th at 12:00PM Central Time.

Here is our auction URL :
http://www.32auctions.com/UPACPartyforthePark

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UPAC is launching our 1st ever online silent auction as part of our annual Party for the Park fundraiser. 

We have selected 20 one of a kind items, great artwork and gift packages for you to bid on to help raise funds for 2015 UPAC programming.

The silent auction goes live at 5:00PM Central Time on Tuesday, November 25th and will conclude on Friday, December 5th at 12:00PM Central Time.

Here is our auction URL :
http://www.32auctions.com/UPACPartyforthePark

There will also be a computer terminal set up at Party for the Park on Thursday, December 4th from 6-10PM @Weegee's, 3659 W Armitage for guests to use to bid on the silent auction items.

Please note: The UPAC Party for the Park online silent auction will end the day AFTER P4tP on Friday, Dec. 5th at 12Noon.

Please share the info with family, friends, co-workers, etc. I also ask that you please post and share on social media. 

This is an amazing opportunity to help UPAC maximize our fundaising capacity this year. 
You can even suggest that folks shop our online auction site on Black Friday!

Thank you for all you do to help make UPAC the amazing community organization it is.

 Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

Robert Castillo
UPAC

36 hours ago

Updated 12 hours ago

Small Business Shopping this Saturday - Nov. 29!

Please shop your local small businesses this Saturday, November 29 for most (if not all) your holiday shopping! Help keep them open all year.

Think creatively for those gifts: coffee, jewelry, antiques, pies, whatever your heart (or theirs) desires, I'm sure some small business has it.

Not affiliated with any small business.

Happy Thanksgiving!

2 days ago

Updated 13 hours ago

TRIBUNE: Fate of STOP FOR PEDESTRIANS IN CROSSWALK signs

TRIBUNE transportation reporter Jon Hilkevitch has article in 11/24/2014 Monday Getting Around column that mentions Logan Square.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/hilkevitch/ct-must-stop-signs-getting-around-met-1124-20141123-column.html

Mid-intersection street mounted sign Milwaukee at Sawyer went MIA early spring 2014. I asked Alderman Rey Colon about replacement. Answer: ~$500 cost must come from 35th Ward Aldermanic menu funds, not City/CDOT budget. So I contacted Mr. Hilkevitch since:
1. in street mounted signs STOP FOR PEDESTRIANS IN CROSSWALK are visual cue that enhances Pedestrian Safety. Milwaukee Ave location has 25,000 vehicles/day...

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TRIBUNE transportation reporter Jon Hilkevitch has article in 11/24/2014 Monday Getting Around column that mentions Logan Square.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/hilkevitch/ct-must-stop-signs-getting-around-met-1124-20141123-column.html

Mid-intersection street mounted sign Milwaukee at Sawyer went MIA early spring 2014. I asked Alderman Rey Colon about replacement. Answer: ~$500 cost must come from 35th Ward Aldermanic menu funds, not City/CDOT budget. So I contacted Mr. Hilkevitch since:
1. in street mounted signs STOP FOR PEDESTRIANS IN CROSSWALK are visual cue that enhances Pedestrian Safety. Milwaukee Ave location has 25,000 vehicles/day AND is heavily used by pedestrians day & evening on City designated PEDESTRIAN ORIENTED STREET in heart of vibrant Logan Square business district.
2. signs are intrinsically subject to wear/damage and getting plowed over by (idiot) drivers
3. CDOT/City annual budget should anticipate replacement cost for these signs, like replacement of Stop, Tow Zone, No Parking etc which come from City budget, not Alderman ward menu funds
4. Red Light and Schools/Parks cameras bring in ~$100,000,000 per yr. It's not Mayor Emanuel slush fund to plug police overtime etc. Public Safety & real leadership means: take some of that $ and pay to replace damaged signs STOP FOR PEDESTRIANS IN CROSSWALK as needed.

The DUI KING of City Council, Alderman Rey Colon offered this comment in Tribune: "These signs are very popular with constituents who request them often," Colon said. But he said the average life of the signs "is like freshly cut flowers that wither and die."

Alderman: it's time for your political career to do the same.

  • I think those little buggers should grow by three feet, glow like a sci-fi show, and be made of METAL. That would teach people real fast to pay attention and stop running over the little neon man!

  • I dunno...Many people who hit those signs don't take care of their cars anyway, so adding some scratches to go with the speed holes and fart cans (mufflers) won't matter to them...

18 hours ago

Updated 15 hours ago

Graffiti Removal

Graffiti on an unfinished wood privacy fence- already reported to 311 for city removal. I'm really bugged about this. Any suggestions for how to handle/deter this in the future?

39 hours ago

Updated 15 hours ago

Recommend Company to do Network and A/V Wiring for New Home?

We are building a new home in Logan Square, and need some expertise on the Network, Audio/Visual wiring design of the house.

Our electrician says he can run the cables any way we'd like, but we were looking for someone who can help with the design, picking the correct materials and making sure the right work is done.

Any recommendations?

  • Again I agree 100 percent with Keith. They set up everything in our home and recently came back out to install another TV for us. An added bonus is they are so mindful of your time and so clean!!!

  • Its actually called
    Hookup Solutions. Great company, I worked with the owner for several years when he was starting the busines. He's good. VERY good!

18 hours ago

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27 hours ago

Updated 18 hours ago

Tables Available For Vendors At Shop Small Event!

We're hosting a pop-up shop at Free Range Office for Small Business Saturday 11/29. Come display your goods, join our complimentary business networking breakfast, and sell, sell, sell! Please email info@freerangeoffice.com for more details. Get a jump on the holiday season with our Wicker Park #ShopSmall event. Booths are $50 and include a table and two chairs.

May 31 2012

Updated 30 hours ago

Alleyway shared by 1500 N Talman and 1500 N Rockwell at Le Moyne out of control.

For years, there has been a group of older “gentleman” drinking, gambling and general socializing.  Anywhere from 3-20 plus people.  And they are not quiet  For years the police have not been able to clear this alley.  Maybe the neighbors on the block have gotten used to it or maybe everyone’s calls just get ignored.  Now, the crowd has morphed into drug dealers and users with a pretty obvious drug trade.  What’s it going to take for the police to...

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For years, there has been a group of older “gentleman” drinking, gambling and general socializing.  Anywhere from 3-20 plus people.  And they are not quiet  For years the police have not been able to clear this alley.  Maybe the neighbors on the block have gotten used to it or maybe everyone’s calls just get ignored.  Now, the crowd has morphed into drug dealers and users with a pretty obvious drug trade.  What’s it going to take for the police to do something? A dead body found from overdose? A shooting that claims life of someone walking by?  It’s going to happen, when is the question?  And yes, it has been mentioned at nearly every beat meeting by me and others consistently over the last few years with no avail. If you pass by this stretch, please join me in my futility and call 911 to report.  Maybe a spike in the calls will finally get someone’s attention.

  • Ryan Living all over Chicago

    Actually in the last year I dont think I have seen or heard people hanging out in the alley at all. Around June of 2013 I got pulled over by multiple cops after briefly driving down the wrong way of Le Moyne to go up the alley to get to...

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    Actually in the last year I dont think I have seen or heard people hanging out in the alley at all. Around June of 2013 I got pulled over by multiple cops after briefly driving down the wrong way of Le Moyne to go up the alley to get to my garage, I told the cops I was just accessing my garage to pack up some camping supplies and they pretty much just said OK and that was the end of the stop. I imagine they were staking out the alley for people who come through to buy drugs or something. This may have been the turning point of when the group stopped congregating there all together because as I was saying, over the last year there have maybe only been a couple times if at all that I have seen the group forming there.

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    That would be great news if the bad element was gone.

34 hours ago

PAWS offering free spay/neuter for cats for the rest of 2014

Just saw this posted on their FB page. You just have to be a Chicago resident.

Sep 30

Updated 36 hours ago

Missing Mail

Hey neighbors. I've recently become aware of several important pieces of mail that never got delivered to us and am trying to figure out the best way to address this and with whom (ie, call the post-office on California, track down my mail carrier, call the national branch??). After being in our location for 2 years, we've suddenly had mail returned to a couple of different senders with notices like, "address unknown," or they'll say they attempted 3 times, even...

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Hey neighbors. I've recently become aware of several important pieces of mail that never got delivered to us and am trying to figure out the best way to address this and with whom (ie, call the post-office on California, track down my mail carrier, call the national branch??). After being in our location for 2 years, we've suddenly had mail returned to a couple of different senders with notices like, "address unknown," or they'll say they attempted 3 times, even though there was no notice and I was home each of the dates listed on the "attempt form." I have verified that the address was correct on the letters/packages that were returned. We still continue to get all our junk mail and ComEd bills as well as other peoples' mail, but now we're missing stuff. Any suggestions or input would be much appreciated!

  • Ed in Bucktown Fifth Generation Lifelong Chicagoan

    Julie, I suggest that -- unless the mis-delivered mail you receive is within a house or two of being correct -- you take it back to the Clemente post office in person. With evidence of faulty delivery in your hand, you have much more power to complain about your own...

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    Julie, I suggest that -- unless the mis-delivered mail you receive is within a house or two of being correct -- you take it back to the Clemente post office in person. With evidence of faulty delivery in your hand, you have much more power to complain about your own missing mail. When I did this a few years ago, it received much more attention than the simple "my mail is missing" message.

    I agree with the other posters' observations about regular versus substitute mail carriers. The performance of the latter only serves to underscore the notorious reputation of the post office.

    The quality of delivery accuracy to me has improved over the past two decades. However, my experience with neighborhood mailboxes has gone in the opposite direction. At this point, I drop all outbound mail only at the Clemente post office. Forgive me if this is a thread hijack, but I wonder how many others have been likewise trained by negative reinforcement into this habit.

  • CPL949 HP Resident

    FYI - In case you didn't see the DNAInfo post re: one man's rant against the Clemente PO, see:

    http://tinyurl.com/kebnklp

Nov 18

Updated 38 hours ago

I want your happy chickens eggs!

Anyone in Humboldt Park raising chickens, interested selling eggs? I am located around Division and Spaulding and would love to buy some local eggs. Sadness eggs are the pitts. I go through a dozen eggs every two weeks or so.

  • I would recommend signing up with FarmMatch dot com, it gives a list of local farms, what they sell, and "drop points" where you can pick up your happy eggs, etc. You customize your food preferences (as in if you are vegetarian, you don't select the farms who are selling only meat) so that you only see the farms that are selling what you're after. There are more than a couple of drop points near you, including a friend of mine at Kedzie and Spaulding.

  • Jeremiah Covered in Ink

    You guys are all awesome for coming through with all this info!

4 days ago

Updated 39 hours ago

Christmas trees??

I finally live in an apartment with very tall ceilings and am very excited to have a nice, tall Christmas tree this year. Any suggestions for where I can go in the area to buy a tree this year??

  • Used to go to Gethsemane even though it was far (it was close to my mom's and we had a tradition of buying our trees together). For the past couple of years, I've gone to Christy Weber on Grand. Trees have held their needles well.

  • Thank you all for the tips!!!

40 hours ago

Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth and Governor Quinn Announce ACA Open Enrollment at News Conference

On November 13, Governor Pat Quinn and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle kicked off the second year of open enrollment for health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) at a news conference at Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center (PSMEMC).

42 hours ago

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3 days ago

Updated 42 hours ago

Criminals Broke Through My Garage To Steal My Bicycle From My Basement 3200 Block W crystal

A week ago Wednesday, criminals pried the top of my garage door to get at the emergency release to go through the garage to get into my back lard (back gate has double lock). Then they went under a porch and carefully broke out a window and stole my Felt MP bicycle (see picture) and a few hand tools. They returned the very next night but I secured the emergency release on the garage door so they ripped holes into...

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A week ago Wednesday, criminals pried the top of my garage door to get at the emergency release to go through the garage to get into my back lard (back gate has double lock). Then they went under a porch and carefully broke out a window and stole my Felt MP bicycle (see picture) and a few hand tools. They returned the very next night but I secured the emergency release on the garage door so they ripped holes into the sides of my garage until they made a 12 by 18 inch hole to clime through. This time they were prepared with transportation and removed my snow thrower, air compressor and a stove among smaller items. My garage door had to be replaced because they tried to pry it up destroying it in the process. Please look at my bicycle because it is very rare and only a few sold in Chicago I believe. Thank You.

  • This seemed very calculated to me, not random. Someone knew what they were coming for. Sorry it happened.

  • Sarah RM dachshundist

    That's terrible. I'm really sorry; and will keep an eye out for your bike.

2 days ago

These nearby schools are looking for financial help on DonorsChoose.org:

5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

did you live in my old apartment?

2455 n. spaulding ave
apt 1

i ordered some business cards and they're en route to this, my old, address. hoping to intercept them from the new mailbox owners in the event i can't get the post office to just leave it a local branch for me to pick up.

thanks. i know it's a long shot!

  • Cityapril, you can sign up for UPS mychoice - it is free and lets you "sign" for packages by checking a box online that authorizes the driver to leave the package at a place of your choosing (side door, porch, etc).

  • thanks jena. unfortunately there's no place to leave a package where it won't end up stolen, as i learned with my last old navy order. ; >

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

City sticker covered with tar

The other day I found a tar like substance with cardboard on top covering my city sticker on my front windshield. Anyone else have this happen to you/ heard I this? What is the purpose?

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

  • Veronika Fashion Designer,Gallery Owner,Web Designer, Muse

    Moreno's true colors yet again. He has to go!

  • Cut the guy some slack. He was probably just drunk again. That's when his misogyny shows.

2 days ago

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2 days ago

Pop-Up Shop Spots Available!

If you are a crafter, artisan, artist, or food specialist, we have a few spots left for the Small Business Saturday Pop Up Shop at Free Range Office on Nov. 29th from 12pm-5pm. As a Wicker Park-Bucktown Neighborhood Champion, we've partnered with American Express to offer a way for small crafters, artists and other vendors to participate in the #ShopSmall campaign. Come get exposure for your wares, meet other small business owners, network and sell! All participants will be included...

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If you are a crafter, artisan, artist, or food specialist, we have a few spots left for the Small Business Saturday Pop Up Shop at Free Range Office on Nov. 29th from 12pm-5pm. As a Wicker Park-Bucktown Neighborhood Champion, we've partnered with American Express to offer a way for small crafters, artists and other vendors to participate in the #ShopSmall campaign. Come get exposure for your wares, meet other small business owners, network and sell! All participants will be included in our #ShopSmall social media and promotions campaign.

Vendor spaces are only $75 and include the business networking brunch, a table and two chairs. Vendors can call 312-725-3063 or email for the registration form: info@freerangeoffice.com

The business networking brunch from 12pm-1pm, and the Pop-Up Shop runs until 5pm. These events are free to the public. To attend register here:

https://smallbizsatpopupshop.eventbrite.com

6 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Concrete repair

Does anyone know of someone who is reliable who does concrete repair?

  • I have a good guy he did lots of work for me can you describe what needs to be done?

  • Hi tanja its down to two weeks but its still available for small projects i poured an apron monday and pouring a foundation next week but if u need an estimate im happy to give u one and get it done for i if i can im registered on city website as a gc in jeff park i do all my own work 23 yrs in chicago mike 773 203 3019

Nov 15

Updated 3 days ago

$1500 / 3br - Sublet Logan Square Apt (Palmer and Shakespeare)

Urgent need to sublet our Apartment. My Husband and I just bought a house and are in need to sublet let our awesome Logan Square Apartment. 3 bedroom and 1 bath Great location right across from Palmer Park and walking distance to California Blue Line. Please checkout our craigslist ad.
http://chicago.craigslist.org/wcl/sub/4759490424.html

  • NFT LS landlord and resident

    i don't see much of a distinction, it's still an ad regardless of who posts it. how can you tell if the person posting is a tenant or a landlord? if you make exceptions that are easy to get around, you're left with no rule at all.

  • I'm sorry if I upset anyone. I thought since there was an option to check to post about needing a place to live I could post here. I thought it would be better on here to share with the community that we were looking for someone to take over our lease. We are not a broker or the management company. And also maybe someone on here had a friend or relative looking to move to the area.

Nov 17

Updated 3 days ago

Found dog

This little guy was found near Christiana and Barry today. He is microchipped but it's not registered. Does anyone recognize him?

  • Suz

    That is the dog that I tried to catch October 28th at Albany and Dickens! Poor thing has been out for a very long time!

  • it sounds like the pup has a good "for now" home and another waiting in the wings if needed. poor little guy. we may never know what happend to the owner..

6 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Need a good car mechanic.

I need to replace the front brakes on my Ford Escape and was also told I need to replace the links on the sway bar which is effecting suspension. Looking for someone good in our hood. :)

  • Cat Wrangler happy Humboldt Park resident

    I've used Bucktown Auto on North near Paulina several times. They always did a good job and the prices are reasonable. AND they are open on Sundays too!

  • Can't say enough about George at Nortown (North Ave and highway). Been taking my cars (Ford Focus, Honda Fit) there for 12 years.

Nov 07

Updated 3 days ago

Maldonado must go! Let's All Get On the Same Page

For those of us who would like to see Alderman MALdonado ousted, I suggest that we 'get on the same page' for the upcoming elections in February if we wish to succeed.

Currently, there are 2 other candidates running against MALdonado. One is Juanita Irizarry and the other is Adam Corona.

The problem with having 2 other opponents is that they could very well "split the vote" thereby allowing MALdonado a win. Yes, I understand that the winner must still...

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For those of us who would like to see Alderman MALdonado ousted, I suggest that we 'get on the same page' for the upcoming elections in February if we wish to succeed.

Currently, there are 2 other candidates running against MALdonado. One is Juanita Irizarry and the other is Adam Corona.

The problem with having 2 other opponents is that they could very well "split the vote" thereby allowing MALdonado a win. Yes, I understand that the winner must still secure at least 50% of the vote, and I personally do not wish to see a run-off election (thinking of taxpayer dollars here.)

Remember, the goal is to OUST MALdonado!

My intention with this post is NOT to get into a deep discussion about either candidate, because this is exactly what will lead to a vote split! Bear with me here.... At face value, Irizarry seems way ahead of Corona in terms of community involvement. Also, I spoke with several community leaders that I respect, and they highly recommend Irizarry.
And, one community leader even indicated to me that s(he) has asked Corona to withdraw from the election specifically to avoid a vote-split. If you are not a fan of second-hand information, then I hereby officially ask Adam Corona to withdraw from the election and throw his support behind Irizarry.

So, I suggest that we throw our combined support behind Irazziry. No, I do not work for her. I have never even met her. I just took a quick look at both candidates with info on the Internet and this blog-site. I don't want to over-complicate it. Unless some egregious info surfaces about Irizarry before election day, she's getting my vote. Remember, the goal is to defeat MALdonado. And based on what I am seeing, I think Irazziry is the stronger of the 2 candidates.

Let's do it, together! Let's send MALdonato packing - well deserved and overdue!

  • Continuation from above:

    Maldando have claimed that his low income construction projects will bring jobs to the area but the construction crew that they would use in our area would not be from here. So, start approaching big business to support yourselves and all of us.

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    Continuation from above:

    Maldando have claimed that his low income construction projects will bring jobs to the area but the construction crew that they would use in our area would not be from here. So, start approaching big business to support yourselves and all of us.

    You do not seem to have the political connection people expect from politicians but you could develop business connections and that is where you could win. We do not need more politicians. We need better business community so that we can give people jobs and bring them up from their low income and unemployed situation. The present situation is a trap. More low income and unemployed people in an area without jobs is a disaster. More jobs will attract voters.

    I know a politician who have extensive experiences competing in elections for alderman positions in the city of Chicago. If you get started I will put you in contact with this person.

    So if you register yourselves as a contesting alderman and start approaching business let's meet and discuss the competing strategy with the goal to win the election of being the next alderman in Humboldt Park.

    I look froward to hear weather you really are interested or not. It will need a lot of work but then you will get an income of about 100K for as long as you can grab on to the alderman position.

    Also, I have extensive experience in building powerful support for new ideas through local, national and international campaigns.

  • Robert Terra Works in Chicago Local Politics

    With all due respect for Nice Neighbor but the deadline for signature turn in is this Monday the 24th. Any contestant would need to provide around 460 confirmed registered voters from the ward who have not signed for another candidate using petitions provided to them by the board of elections....

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    With all due respect for Nice Neighbor but the deadline for signature turn in is this Monday the 24th. Any contestant would need to provide around 460 confirmed registered voters from the ward who have not signed for another candidate using petitions provided to them by the board of elections. As the three candidates that are running have already submitted these petitions the odds of finding the needed amount, confirming them and getting them notarized is virtually impossible. At this stage it is more productive to learn about those who are running so people can begin the discourse about what the ward needs.

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Nov 10

Updated 3 days ago

Tuxedo cat seen and outdoor cat shelter needed

Is anyone missing a tuxedo cat? I'm assuming it's a stray because it's relatively thin. She's a really friendly cat though. She let me pet her when I walked up to her and rolled on her belly for me to pet it.

I didn't bring her inside because I'm pretty sure she's a stray and my cats would kill her, but I just wanted to post this just in case.

On that note, does anyone make winter cat shelters? I know they're easy to make and I can do it myself but if anyone has any handy I'd like to put some in my area for the season.

Thanks!

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

California and north?

I know this has probably been posted about but I keep forgetting to check when I'm by a computer. Why has the left turn lane been blocked off ?

  • the Sinkhole has been repaired I called the city yesterday so they can get the blockades removed they put in a request to CDOT, so they removed one blockade. problem is I am not sure if CTA California bus will continue to reroute

  • Jen

    @Jen Ann that's why I was confused, b/c the street isn't closed and I just take a side street to get there instead. I guess I couldn't see what was going on

4 days ago

La Casa Norte Joins #GivingTuesday Campaign

On Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014, La Casa Norte will join the #GivingTuesday campaign in an effort to support a National Day of Giving.  Following Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday intends to harness volunteers, donations, and social media efforts to support various causes like ending homelessness.

Nov 18

Updated 4 days ago

Graffiti- should I be worried?

Our block (2500 palmer) is relatively quiet from what I can tell. Found this beauty on my garage today, already submitted report for removal and intend on working on removing it myself later today. Long message, anyone know what it means or should I be extra worried? Anyone know of recent activity in the area?
Thanks!

  • Elise Doody-Jones Logan Square Resident

    Always report graffiti to 311.com . If it is obscene in nature or you are near a school make sure to report that as it will move the removal of this higher on the priority list. Taking a picture that you can send to 311 is helpful.

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    Always report graffiti to 311.com . If it is obscene in nature or you are near a school make sure to report that as it will move the removal of this higher on the priority list. Taking a picture that you can send to 311 is helpful.

    We have been in the neighborhood a little over 20 years and I would say this behavior comes in waves. I do recommend having a can of paint or graffiti remover yourself as it is best just to cover/remove these tags as quickly as you can. The taggers will get bored of your garage more quickly then and will choose a different target. Talk to your neighbors and work together to communicate about any tagging or suspicious activity.

    As far as worrying...I wouldn't lose any sleep over this as it is random and nothing against you personally.

  • The police were aware of this at last nights Caps meeting.

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Looking for a parking spot (garage)

I need to rent a parking a spot garage for now till the winter ends, we live in Hamlin between Milwaukee and Diversy

4 days ago

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Nov 16

Updated 4 days ago

Found a lost cat

Last night (around 10 p.m.), we found a black and white juvenile female cat in the baseball field on the western side of Humboldt Park near Lil Cubs field. It appeared frightened and lost. She is currently staying in our guest bedroom until we can find the owner. If you think it might be your cat, please contact us at 773 235 8696.

  • Thanks--we took her to the emergency vet on Clybourn when we found her and had her checked, but unfortunately no chip.

  • Just wondering if this is the cat: danielleg.com/mila? You may want to post her on the Facebook Lost Cats of Illinois page. Thanks!

5 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Lost dog near Altgeld and California named "Louie"

Around 6.30am when I was out walking my dog a neighbor was calling for his dog, Louie (Louis?).

He seemed distraught, and in not shire if he's posted here yet. He described Louie as a brown / tan, very large pit bull. He lives in the apartments on he corner of Altgeld and California above Mops Beauty. I didn't get a name or apartment number.

If anyone has seen Louie, feel free to message me and I'll try to find the owner.

Keep a lookout for Louie, it's cold out there!

  • If you find the owner, tell him to post flyers all over the area right away-it can be very effective. Thanks for helping out.

  • I live nearby on Logan and will keep my eye out. Please let us know if he finds him.

  • Jen

    I'll be on the lookout . Please tell him to check animal control every day if he can. They do a stray tour a few times a day

Jul 28

Updated 5 days ago

Collecting dog/cat donations for shelter: food, toys, sheets, towels...

You guys have been so awesome with these donations. Last time I dropped them off, the woman who runs the shelter had tears in her eyes and said please tell those Everyblock folks "thank you" and how much this means to us and the animals.

The animal shelter is in need again so I'm making another round picking up donations if you're able to donate/have old linens laying around.

This open-access shelter has very little funds and takes in many...

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You guys have been so awesome with these donations. Last time I dropped them off, the woman who runs the shelter had tears in her eyes and said please tell those Everyblock folks "thank you" and how much this means to us and the animals.

The animal shelter is in need again so I'm making another round picking up donations if you're able to donate/have old linens laying around.

This open-access shelter has very little funds and takes in many animals. They also provide a pet pantry for people who can't afford dog/cat food for their pets. It's so sad when you see people drop off their loved pets because they no longer can afford them. This pet pantry, which is running very, very low, helps keeps animals in their loving homes (and out of these open-access shelters).

Here's a list of items they need most:
- dog and cat food (any kind)
- treats to help fatten up the underweight dogs (actual dog treats or Aldi hot dogs are good, cheaper option)
- calming toys (such as stuffed animals or kongs and peanut butter - please no squeeky/stimulating toys)
- used (clean) towels, sheets and blankets for dogs/cats to lay on in the cages they're in basically 24/7. It helps lower their stress and gives them comfort.
- medications your pet didn't finish. These animals often come in sick from being on the street -- any antibiotics, pain pills or supplements help. There is a vet there that prescribes them and will use donated meds appropriately.
- Rescue Remedy or other calming supplements/sprays etc. (shelter life can be stressful)
- dog leashes, collars

I can pick up donations from your house Friday (8/1)12-1:30pm or 5-7pm. Or you are welcome to drop off at my place near North ave and California today 7/28 after 5pm or Wednesday after 7pm. Please message me for details.

Thank you SO MUCH for your generosity. The dogs and cats thank you.

  • I just emailed you. Please let me know if it doesn't get through for some reason. I'm new here!

  • meg

    Got it! Just replied. Thanks so much dogfriend!

Oct 03

Updated 5 days ago

Donations Needed for Shelter Dogs and Cats

Hi good folks of EB!

The shelter is (again) in desperate need of the following items if you're able to donate (used items are more than ok, they just need to be clean).

I'll be dropping off the donations on Sat Oct 25, so there's plenty of time. I can pick up at your house or you can drop off at mine (near North and California Aves - message me for phone number and address).

Here's the list:
- dog...

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Hi good folks of EB!

The shelter is (again) in desperate need of the following items if you're able to donate (used items are more than ok, they just need to be clean).

I'll be dropping off the donations on Sat Oct 25, so there's plenty of time. I can pick up at your house or you can drop off at mine (near North and California Aves - message me for phone number and address).

Here's the list:
- dog or cat beds
- towels, blankets, anything clean, warm and fuzzy they can lay on
- treats of any kind
- dog and cat food (for the pet food pantry so people in need can keep their beloved animals and those animals stay out of these kinds of kill shelters)
- toys: chew toys (like nyla bones or kongs) and non-stimulant stuffed toys (no squeekers please - gets them too riled up in their cages)
- puppy potty training pads (there's a huge shortage of workers/volunteers, so they don't get walked often. If they have these, it means they don't have to sit in their pee/feces and it helps reduce the spread of disease.
- cleaning products of any kind to help keep the place disinfected
- heating pads (for kittens, bunnies or even the little squirrels they help nurse back to health)
- leftover dog or cat medicines or vitamins

I was just there on Monday and would love to get them stocked up on towels/beds etc so all the animals have somewhere warm and comfortable to lay (it really helps reduce stress for them).

I've attached some pictures from the last run I did for donations from you great folks! You can see the animals really love the blankets and beds! :)

And if you're thinking of adopting or want to foster some of these sweet babies, hit me up! More foster homes = we can get more of these animals out of kill shelters!

Thanks so much folks!

  • I have several containers of wet dog food I can donate. Can I drop them off at Humblebar? If so, what hours are best? Thanks.

  • meg

    Thanks so much Becky! I can pick up tomorrow during the day before 5pm or I'll be home all day and you can drop off (I'm near North and California). I'm going to the shelter very early on Sat and I'm unavailable Friday night. Or I'm home tonight so I...

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    Thanks so much Becky! I can pick up tomorrow during the day before 5pm or I'll be home all day and you can drop off (I'm near North and California). I'm going to the shelter very early on Sat and I'm unavailable Friday night. Or I'm home tonight so I can come by and pick up within the next hour or two if it's not that late! Otherwise, I can pick up another day and your food will go on the next trip. Thanks for the donation! Please private message me and we can arrange a pick up.

Jun 27

Updated 5 days ago

Referral for a tenants' rights landlord?

My old landlord is keeping my entire deposit, which I think she is not entitled to. Any suggestions for attorneys who work with tenants on these issues?

  • This ended in my favor. I can privately provide a referral for my attorney for those interested.

  • I'm in the same position and would love a referral and more info if possible. I don't know how to privately message you... Could you email me! Ashleyj985@yahoo.com. Thanks!

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