17 hours ago

Updated 3 min 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!

  • Deb R 60641 resident 40 + yrs.

    Why should anyone have to go to the expensive and inconvenience of renting a PO Box because a PO employee is too lazy to do their job? They shouldn't. If you want a PO Box that's one thing, but to circumvent bad mail delivery, it's just wrong. A PO employee is collecting a salary to their job - They need to do it correctly. JMHO

  • CPL949 HP Resident

    Absolutely correct, Deb R! The only problem is that very few people have the time to go to the PO in the first place, as the PO has hours that would require them to be late to work if they went in person. But ALL of those who can visit...

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    Absolutely correct, Deb R! The only problem is that very few people have the time to go to the PO in the first place, as the PO has hours that would require them to be late to work if they went in person. But ALL of those who can visit the PO during the day, and would like better mail service, please do so. But make sure it is documented as outlined in Deb R's earlier post. Just like at work, you are evaluated on your job performance, and brought to task if you are not performing. These are your employees, and you are the boss!

12 hours ago

Updated 15 min ago

Crime Scene at Kimball and Cortland

Just got home and saw that Kimball is blocked off by police tape and multiple police cars between Cortland and Bloomingdale. Does anyone know what happend? I didn't see any ambulances so I hope no one got injured.

  • Went looking for this on the Chicago Scanner Twitter account as we were leaving the Kimball Arts Center right as half a dozen emergency vehicles were coming through and the police barricade went up. That report said gunshot wounds to torso and hip, and the suspect and a few other people took off running through an alley. Ugh.

  • Jorniskus Gandhi 14 year resident of Logan square armitage and cali

    The news says the guy shot is in good condition

19 hours ago

Updated 16 min ago

Dog Found @ Fairfield & Cortland

We found this little cutie this morning. Trying to track down his owners as he has no collar or microchip. He's a really big sweetheart and is staying with us until we find his owner or another solution. We will definitely NOT be taking him to the city shelter, so any help is greatly appreciated.

  • Justin Jahnke Dog Enthusiast and Partner at Super Dog Walking

    Any word on this little guy? There are a few other resources you can access to help locate his owners. Here's a quick guide if you want to use these: http://www.superdogwalking.com/dog-blog/finding-a-lost-pet

    In the meantime, we'll post his picture and the location you found him on our fb and twitter and let some folks in Logan Square know about him. He looks like a sweet pup.

  • Rose4u Gardener

    Remember to check the Craigslist's Lost and Found ads and post the dog.

12 hours ago

Updated 34 min ago

Generators in Humboldt Park

Is it time for a change? I was enjoying a leisurely peaceful walk home through the park on a sunny Saturday afternoon which was interrupted by the noisy generator used to power one of the food trucks.

They're noisy and ugly and seem to be out of place in a park that is supposed to be a haven of nature from the concrete jungle we live in.

  • No. They have been there for a while. You must be new?

  • David Lightman Part time head turner, full time jaw dropper

    they are on the street area and not in the depth of the park. why not just buy some food and/or be on your way.

  • The food trucks only ring the outer drive, and that's where they have ALWAYS been. Their noise has no bearing, and cannot easily be heard while you are inside the meat and potatoes of the vast majority of the park you are actually there to visit.
    Welcome to the neighborhood. Now, please stop trying to make it succumb to your suburbanized ideals.

10 hours ago

Updated 50 min ago

Bike accident can anyone help?

My girlfriend was hit today (Tuesday 9/30) at 5:30 at the intersection of altgeld and California. She was riding her bike and a woman in a jeep hit her while crossing. In her confusion and daze my girlfriend denied help but now regrets this and needs help finding this woman. If anyone saw the accident and has info. Please help. Thank you.

  • Key word is "regrets".....consider this a lesson learned. When in an accident ALWAYS call the Police.

  • I have a friend that specializes in bike accidents. He is a lawyer. Also you can write a letter and request camera footage if available.

  • My boyfriend saw it...or at least saw right after it happened. I'll ask him to reach out to you if he saw the actual vehicle. He mentioned some of the employees at Letizia's came to her aid - maybe they saw the incident?? Hope she's ok! Excuse rogerparker's rude comment; he's not a considerate EB poster!

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23 hours ago

Updated 59 min ago

Found dog (Craigslist)

I just saw this post on Craigslist for a found German shepherd:
http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/laf/4691098252.html

It seems that rather than hold onto the dog for a bit, someone contacted animal control, and the person who posted this claims the dog will be euthanized within a week. Not sure if that's true, but I certainly hope it isn't.

In any case, I hope this gets more exposure here.

  • This dog was not taken in because she tried to attack the dog of one of the people who found her. Please go pick her up from CACC if you'd like to foster her until she can be placed in a rescue. Thanks for your concern and for re-posting!

  • I don't know why people continue to spread the untruth that dogs are held for 7 days and then put down.

    My boy adopted from the CACC was there for three months.

    Instead of spreading rumors try this: http://allisonsaysitall.wordpress.com/2013/03/20/chicago-animal-care-and-control-gives-dogs-a-second-chance-at-life/

  • Justin Jahnke Dog Enthusiast and Partner at Super Dog Walking

    "...they now have a 59 percent survival and placement rate and the average length of stay for a dog is just under 60 days." -according to the blog posting above.

    Keep in mind, in Chicago, if a lost dog or lost animal is picked up by Animal Care and Control (312-744-5000), an owner has only five days to reclaim their lost dog or animal before ownership rights are terminated. (PAWS.org website)

47 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Concrete / Construction Damage

Does anyone know of the construction company that is re-doing street corners near Damen & Armitage? I live close to the corner, and the work being done has damaged the sidewalk concrete near our front gate. It now looks like a pile of rubble, all crumbled. I'd like to contact this company to repair the damage. Any information is appreciated!

  • Artist girl Artist and Muscian

    It may be the city itself that is re-doing the street corners. It would either be through the City Department Of Transportation, or Streets and Sanitation. They are notorious for making messes and not fixing them, so good luck.

  • Anne WP/Bucktown borderland

    Don't bother with the contractor, go straight to Streets and San and find out who's responsible for the project. That's how we finally got reimbursed for damage done by The city's Green Alleys contractor.

18 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Willow Tree Day Care

I see that Willow Tree Day Care on Western at Bloomingdale opened recently. They've been in that space for what seems like almost 1 year, does anyone know what took them so long to finally open?

  • ChildishPursuits childish pursuits

    I don't know anything about this particular day care but I do have some knowledge about how difficult it is to open a commercial daycare.

    this city can make you wait forever for inspections. I know of at least two groups in the city that have attempted to open commercial...

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    I don't know anything about this particular day care but I do have some knowledge about how difficult it is to open a commercial daycare.

    this city can make you wait forever for inspections. I know of at least two groups in the city that have attempted to open commercial daycares into different neighborhoods and actually after 6 months of paying all the bills and signing on clients with promises and never being able to open due to delays with the city even though they had passed all state licensing required ended up completely broke and having to refund and disappoint all of their prospective clients.

    my primary point here is that just because a commercial daycare takes some time to open don't necessarily take that as a bad sign. If you're interested in the place or like the location it would still be worth your time to interview

20 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Neighbors out of control. What to do?

The situation with my neighbors has gone from bad to worse in the last few months. They used to just be annoying and inconsiderate, but since this woman's kids were taken away and her husband went to jail, it's become the sketch-town square. Random people coming and going at all hours, gang fights between her place and the house next door in front of my house, more dogs in the yard by the day (or running loose in the street),...

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The situation with my neighbors has gone from bad to worse in the last few months. They used to just be annoying and inconsiderate, but since this woman's kids were taken away and her husband went to jail, it's become the sketch-town square. Random people coming and going at all hours, gang fights between her place and the house next door in front of my house, more dogs in the yard by the day (or running loose in the street), more trash thrown in my yard, people yelling and screaming at each other endlessly. What can I do?!? We call the cops when something clearly illegal happens but it's rarely clearly illegal. They are basically squatting this house. It's owned by a complete slum lord who doesn't give a care what happens and is just holding on to the place till he can sell it for a huge profit. But it's the very people in the houses go are keeping the property values low.

I know I sound like a whiny white person and I'm sort of annoying myself. And really when it was just irritating I could deal. But it's at the point where it's getting dangerous and I'm hesitant to even go outside for a walk at night.

Suggestions other than "call 911" and call your alderman" welcome. We do call 911 and the alderman isn't going to do anything.

  • Tracy BB Super Cute Tracy

    You can make FOIA requests for all your activities, i.e., 911 calls, 311 calls, and have those on hand as your proof of evidence regarding problems. You'll have to provide the proper date and time, probably, when making the FOIA request, so document those while you are making them. Call every day.

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Contact the law department and the building department. Request that The Strategic Task Force do an investigation on the building. It will require a police arrest for a STF violation so the CPD need to be involved. If your local district will not make an arrest; then go to the...

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    Contact the law department and the building department. Request that The Strategic Task Force do an investigation on the building. It will require a police arrest for a STF violation so the CPD need to be involved. If your local district will not make an arrest; then go to the Police Board and ask that they request the CPD make the required arrest so the Building and Law Department can proceed with the case. Stephen. Patton@cityofchicago.org, Felicia.Davis@cityofchicago.org, letterforthemayor@cityofchicago.org

    It is SIMPLE to remedy problems once the law kicks in. The problem is that getting lawful enforcement is difficult.

    Let us know if you have any luck in getting rid of the drug dealing neighborhood. FOIA service calls to the location over say 3-5 years. Send that foia report to the Law Dept and Building Department.

    Foias may need to be done at 911, 311, S&S, Building...departments to get the full picture. If this is a federally or city funded rental unit, contact those heads also.

    There is a protocol to solve all city problems. The problem is that people whine and are not good at finding the legal remedy; then providing the paper trail, evidence, needed to get laws enforced. Sometimes departments obstruct. Sometimes it is political.

    The Inspector General, Independent Review Authority, Chicago Police Board, can help get things done.

24 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Nice shot from above!

So just how popular is Every Block?- I have some answers and the weather for today.
https://soundcloud.com/bart-shore/bart-shore-logan-square-weather-9-30-14

  • Bart, You rule. Your photos and comments are always interesting. Keep 'em coming. I'd love to hear a restaurant review : )

  • 174 hits this morning on the soundcloud from yesterday- thanks for giving my report a listen!

8 hours ago

2 days ago

Updated 9 hours ago

Weird dude

For the last 3 weeks I have noticed a young guy "chilling" on Kimball and Lyndale.. He stands there with his cellphone and stays there for hours... He arrives at 9ish and doesn't leave at all.. I wonder if he's sneaking in to someone's home to spend the night with his girl. Lol

  • Todd Agosto Analyst/Investigator at Veritatem Cognoscere

    If you don't see any transactions taking place he's not a dealer, he's a stalker.

  • Lugo 30+years Logan-Hermosa

    I babysit by that intersection and have noticed him few times but didn't think he was there that long. Seemed like he was waiting to be picked up. I will keep an eye out and report if necessary

34 hours ago

Updated 11 hours ago

Gunshots heard on Oakley near Dickens

Anyone hear shots fired tonight on Oakley/Dickens around 10-10:30P?
Several cop cars at the scene.

  • They live in the basement and I have heard from other neighbors that they are related to the current owner of the property.

  • That property has been trouble for as long as I can remember

Sep 21

Updated 12 hours ago

Eddie is lost! Please Help!

Lost in Chicago - Bucktown area (Cook County)
Eddie is LOST! PLEASE HELP! REWARD$$$
last seen on intersection of North ave and Leavitt -Bucktown. Eddie is very friendly boy - he is all tummy rubs and head butts.
If you're in the neighborhood please help us look for him. otherwise please share

15 hours ago

May 10

Updated 16 hours ago

Cat sitter recommendations?

I'm going camping at the end of the month, and need to find a reliable sitter for my cat.
Any recommendations?

  • Check with your vet's office...They may have preferred services.

  • Awww.. Man I miss urban tails, used to walk my dog daily. They leave a small note each visit with what happened that day. :)

18 hours ago

Bucktown Apple Pie Contest Seeks Amateur Bakers, Pie Lovers and Volunteers

Scheduled for 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19, the 10th annual Bucktown Apple Pie Contest hopes to draw 2,000 people to the field house in Holstein Park at 2200 N. Oakley Ave. in Bucktown.

18 hours ago

What's up with the traffic at the Webster on ramp?

Hi Everyblockers - anyone know why this entrance to 90/94 has become crowded over the past few weeks? Usually there were no other cars or just a few at 7:30 am when I am there. Now there are several and often I have to sit through three cycles of the light. Thanks for any 411!

35 hours ago

Updated 19 hours ago

1 infant and 1 toddler opening at les petits logan square nursery starting october or november

a couple of our kiddos from our logan square nursery joined us in our new location in avondale and we are looking to fill their spots. please let me know if you would like a tour!

21 hours ago

Updated 20 hours ago

lost puppy

I lost my little dog on 09/29/14 at 9:00 am around N Harding ave, we are rewarding for her, please send us an email, she is german wire hair pointer ,grey hair with brown color on her head,if you think someone have it please email us! we so want her back home!

  • I saw a post about Colombia on Reddit last night. Was that posting correct in that she's currently wearing an orange collar w/o tags?

    Please, please take a look at https://www.facebook.com/LostDogsIllinois

    There are many good ideas for how to find your pup. Also, a posting there will result in a lot of people keeping an eye out for her---please post at your earliest ability.

    Good luck finding your gorgeous pup!

Sep 23

Updated 20 hours ago

An Orchard at the Megamall Parking Lot?

Wild: This Chicagoist article seems to indicate that the gravel parking lot by the Megamall will be turned into an orchard. I haven't seen anything else on this yet, but this is quite a development if it's true.
http://chicagoist.com/2014/09/23/logan_square_orchard_still_a_ways_o.php

  • Yosef A Logan Square neighbor since 1990

    While I don't know if it is really a done deal, I did notice that it is shown on both the Bicentennial Improvement Project for "The Square" and the Mega-Mall replacement Shopping Center plans.

  • Artist's sketches never include the empty plastic bags, beer bottles and cigarette butts that eventually pervade public areas like this. I hope the developers budget for regular clean-up and maintenance.

4 days ago

Updated 21 hours ago

Is this sweet grey/white tabby yours?

This boy starting hanging around my place at corner of Central Park/Belden last week. Very friendly. Posting everywhere before we take him to Tree House with winter approaching.

  • we've taken in many orphans including feral cats that were neutered and kept fed, these did not want to come in at all. We do our best and still there are many in need. God bless you and best wishes.

  • Kristine Cloud 30 year resident of North Center

    Many Thanks to you, James Conley, and your neighbors for helping this lost guy. We did the same thing many years ago with a feral guy - skin and bones - and now he's inside with us, healthy as all get out! He lived outside for many years, in a heated bed under our back porch, but we finally brought him in before a big snowstorm. Had to trap him, which was traumatic, but he adjusted quickly. Thanks for taking the time and effort to help him!

2 days ago

Updated 21 hours ago

Watch out for pothole on Milwaukee at Kedzie!

It's a big one! Someone at least has a garbage can on it :)

2 days ago

Updated 21 hours ago

Gunshots Saturday morning near Cortland and Lawndale?

Did anyone else hear this? Just after 6 am. 5 shots (very loud) a car engine gunning up and then screeching tires and spinning off, then 5 (or 6?) more shots right away. I went outside to see if anyone was injured and needed help, but the street seemed to be empty.

  • Colette2 Calling Logan Square home since 1999

    Just checked and I called 911 at 6:33am.

  • Adam in LS Canadian now living @ Armitage & Central Park

    You're right, it was closer to 6:30 if i remember correctly.

Mar 27

Updated 21 hours ago

Cat sitter needed next week

I need someone to come for 1 fifteen minute visit per day on April 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th to feed my cats and empty the litter boxes. I'm not crazy about going with a stranger, but none of my usual folks are available and a flyer I posted at work is not getting any bites. If I don't know you, you'll need to be employed by a pet sitting company that is bonded and insured and I'll have to talk to references. I live near Fullerton and Cicero.

  • i'm looking for bonded places to make daily visits to feed and poop scoop my three cats int he logan park area of logan square (calf/armitage). do the places you use charge per visit or per cat and does anyone have an update to their recommendations. ?

  • LD

    loganparkcat - super old post, might want to start a new thread

22 hours ago

Anonymous Alcoholics

Does anyone have any information about the troupe of alcoholics who frequent – nay, who LIVE – at the corner of Fullerton and Western? One guy in particular actually sleeps in the doorway next to Quenchers and litters the sidewalk with plastic vodka bottles and snack bags (which I then go out and clean up because I'm sick of looking at them). On several occasions, I've seen these town drunks get into heated verbal spats with fellow day-drinking cohorts. One...

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Does anyone have any information about the troupe of alcoholics who frequent – nay, who LIVE – at the corner of Fullerton and Western? One guy in particular actually sleeps in the doorway next to Quenchers and litters the sidewalk with plastic vodka bottles and snack bags (which I then go out and clean up because I'm sick of looking at them). On several occasions, I've seen these town drunks get into heated verbal spats with fellow day-drinking cohorts. One morning at the southbound Western Avenue bus stop, one of them flashed his buddies by pulling up his shorts in plain view of a bus full of morning commuters. That provocation nearly resulted in an altercation. Even worse, a few weeks back I had to call 311 because one of them had defecated all over the street corner and bus stop bench on the northeast corner. What's their story? Seems like they've been around a while with no plans to take their booze and snooze show on the road. I hesitate to call them homeless because I noticed one of them has nicer gym shoes than I do. One guy is so completely obliterated at all hours it seems a shame he hasn't been taken off the street for treatment. The city tells me the only recourse I have is to call 911, but even then the police can't remove them unless they go of their own volition. That doesn't seem right to me. Any suggestions or recommendations on how to get these people some help, or at the very least keep them from littering, flashing, and deucing it up all over our neighborhood?

40 hours ago

Updated 22 hours ago

Construction at the Corner of Talman & Medill?

Anyone know what's happening here? It's been vacant so long, I'm surprised to see it all torn up now. A contractor once told me that the soil was contaminated from the factory on the same block and that's why it wasn't developed. For reference, this is across the street from Goethe School. My curiosity is piqued... Thanks in advance for any info!

  • Wow! Beginning at upper $700s, too?! This is pretty intense...

  • One more question! I know it's been discussed elsewhere on EB, so I'm sorry to ask again, but what time is construction allowed to start in the morning? It can't be 6:30am... This is a 311 situation, right?

2 days ago

Updated 23 hours ago

Direct Energy?

This evening a man came to my door asking me to switch to Direct Energy as my electricity provider...I think...

He wouldn't exactly state his business, but it seemed that was the gist of his being there...he said he was door-knocking for my benefit and for the benefit of my neighbors.

I asked to photocopy some of his company's information, so I could look at it more carefully. He said it was the private property of his company, and wouldn't...

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This evening a man came to my door asking me to switch to Direct Energy as my electricity provider...I think...

He wouldn't exactly state his business, but it seemed that was the gist of his being there...he said he was door-knocking for my benefit and for the benefit of my neighbors.

I asked to photocopy some of his company's information, so I could look at it more carefully. He said it was the private property of his company, and wouldn't allow me to copy any of it. I asked if he had any material to give me that I could look over, and he said he did not.

A few years ago I was slammed by someone coming to my door about energy companies, etc. As a result, I am leery, so I told this man that I would contact Citizens' Utility Board first, and then look into his company based on their opinion.

I emailed CUB about Direct Energy, and am awaiting a response. I will post the answer from CUB as soon as I hear what they have to say.

Thanks.

  • Place a "No Solicitation" sign on your door. It has worked wonders for me,

  • I've done that. It's reduced the traffic @ 50%. For some reason, campaign workers don't feel they're "soliciting"...

6 days ago

Updated 23 hours ago

Pet Insurance????

Can anyone recommend a pet insurance? I have a 1 year old boxer. Any information is helpful.

Thanks

  • AnnaWilson Anna

    To update: The 24 Hour Pet Watch check bounced last night. So there's that.

  • I have VPI (petinsurance.com) and my dog has had 2 ACL surgeries (plus some other smaller treatments) almost completely covered. For example, they paid $1200 of a $1600 surgery. Definitely helpful. Customer service has always been great, super friendly. Never had a problem, I highly recommend them. My vet also...

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    I have VPI (petinsurance.com) and my dog has had 2 ACL surgeries (plus some other smaller treatments) almost completely covered. For example, they paid $1200 of a $1600 surgery. Definitely helpful. Customer service has always been great, super friendly. Never had a problem, I highly recommend them. My vet also recommends them and feels they are very easy to work with. It's good that you are thinking about this now, before you have pre-existing conditions. I find most people don't consider it until it's too late. I personally believe the monthly payment for the insurance is worth the financial peace of mind in the case of an emergency.

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43 hours ago

Updated 26 hours ago

Wicker/Bucktown community garage sale?

Is there any kind of community event/sale for residents of Wicker Park and Bucktown to sell their stuff? Like a very large garage sale? I would like to get rid of something things but I don't want to just set up a table outside my building.

Sep 24

Updated 36 hours ago

Everyblock vs Nextdoor in Logan Square

I have my favorite but would like to hear what peeps in Logan Square think.

If you could only use one, which would you choose? ...and why? Which do you find to be more informative, to have better features, community outreach, support etc? ...or is there another social neighborhood network you prefer to use? ie Facebook, Yahoo Groups, Foursquare

To help compare, i put together a chart:
http://w11.zetaboards.com/InsideNextdoor/topic/10057749/2/#new

For those who are not familiar with ND, but curious, here's an invite link:
https://nextdoor.com/invite/uncptzzbfxscgxxppmuw

46 hours ago

Updated 37 hours ago

3317 W. Armitage

Anyone know what business is going in there? They applied for a permit for renovations.

  • I don't know details but I heard it will be a coffee shop. Which is pretty exciting!

3 days ago

Updated 38 hours ago

Entrepreneur on Milwaukee

Just saw a hooker pick up a john on Milwaukee, right across from the Logan Blue line station. At 11 am. Didn't have my phone on me, plus I doubt the police would be interested in an isolated incident. It IS isolated, yes? Or have others seen this activity around the station?

  • Gil Jimenez Private Investigator; IL concealed carry trainer

    we're going to have to agree to disagree, kate.

    eons ago i was a fanatically social and fiscal liberal who truly believed the disadvantaged could be raised up with a helping hand and that crime could be eradicated if we had mercy on criminals and led them to rehabilitation. i...

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    we're going to have to agree to disagree, kate.

    eons ago i was a fanatically social and fiscal liberal who truly believed the disadvantaged could be raised up with a helping hand and that crime could be eradicated if we had mercy on criminals and led them to rehabilitation. i read the works of marx and lenin ... and alinsky, looking for hope but eventually saw through their empty, manipulative, failed philosophies.

    i have seen 40-50 years of the failure of the liberal approach, the failure of protocols to treat, not punish, the criminal, to give away money to those who will not work.

    i quit believing in that BS a long, long time ago. i grew up.

    i no longer view crime, welfare, the economy, social policy, domestic and national policy, national defense, or much of anything else through the liberal kaleidoscope.

    prison IS a deterrent ... for as long as the incarceration lasts. they come out, re-crime, return to prison. more deterrence. criminals come out, re-crime, die in the attempt. oh well, more deterrence.

    i am an attorney and licensed private investigator. i am certified to, and do, train people to accurately shoot a firearm until an imminent threat on their life is stopped.

    i believe that Themis holds the scales of justice in her left hand and the sword in her right for a reason. what is that reason? she is right-handed.

    prostitutes fund pimps who fund groups that buy and sell drugs on a scale you cannot imagine, engage in sex trafficking, kill to protect their area and sales and secrets, buy sell and use illegal weapons. the whole money chain is toxic and corrupt - from the street to the kingpin.

    someone very close to me was once saved from death by a coven of hookers, taken in by them while dying. the person survived and went to prison - rightly so. i, in turn, owe my life to that person.

    so i do not hate prostitutes. my position is not ad hominem. my stance is pro law, pro safety.

    so yes, absolutely. ENFORCE THE LAW. ZERO TOLERANCE FOR CRIME.

  • Y'all are presuming a lot about folks you don't even know. I've known sex workers in this city, and while some of their stories were tragic and some of them were empowering, none of them were kidnapped or coerced into doing it. That's not to say that there *aren't* sex...

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    Y'all are presuming a lot about folks you don't even know. I've known sex workers in this city, and while some of their stories were tragic and some of them were empowering, none of them were kidnapped or coerced into doing it. That's not to say that there *aren't* sex workers out there who are in that situation; this is only to say that none of us know sh*t about their backgrounds or choices, so let's not fly off the handle talking about cutting off the drug-addled dragon's tails or whatever other sort of lame analogies for crime that we can come up with.

    Gil, you haven't seen 40-50 years of a liberal failure. You've seen 40-50 years of a bipartisan failure to actually cooperate and work towards long-term and sustainable government solutions. But hey, I probably shouldn't expect too much from anyone who speaks of viewing the world merely through a "liberal" or "conservative" lens.

39 hours ago

2 days ago

Updated 43 hours ago

Found dog in logan square

At Schubert square apartments

  • Bludog you're right. She is on the stray dog list at this point. Probably only a five day hold because I doubt she is micro-chipped.

  • I got excited and forgot about the stray hold, poop.

6 days ago

Updated 45 hours ago

Rat bashing game?

Last night, around 10pm, I heard some noise coming from my alley. I looked outside and saw three young men running around with baseball bats. Apparently they were chasing rats and beating them. They seemed to be having a lot of fun doing it. Don't get me wrong, I'm no fan of rats. I'm just curious...is this a thing? Rat hunting?

47 hours ago

Garage parking spot for rent?

I am looking for a garage spot to rent near Logan Blvd/Francisco. If anyone has an open garage spot or knows someone who is looking for a renter, please send them my way. Timeline is flexible, but would prefer to start renting a month from now. Thank you in advance!

2 days ago

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4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Where can I purchase daily permit parking stickers??

Hello Neighbors!

I am having a get together at my house tonight and need to purchase daily permit parking stickers for my friends who drive. I recently moved to LS, but when I lived in Lakeview I was able to walk to my Alderman's office to buy a bundle of the temporary stickers.

Now I am having trouble discerning which Ward I am part of, and whether Alderman offices in LS sell the stickers.

I purchased my vehicle city sticker...

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Hello Neighbors!

I am having a get together at my house tonight and need to purchase daily permit parking stickers for my friends who drive. I recently moved to LS, but when I lived in Lakeview I was able to walk to my Alderman's office to buy a bundle of the temporary stickers.

Now I am having trouble discerning which Ward I am part of, and whether Alderman offices in LS sell the stickers.

I purchased my vehicle city sticker at a Currency Exchange on Armitage, but from what I'm reading online it looks like you cannot purchase daily stickers from such places.

So, outside of driving to one of the 3 inconveniently located City Clerk Offices in the city, is there a way to purchase the stickers to have for tonight? (Online isn't an option for today but good for future use)

Thank you very much for reading and your suggestions!

  • Thanks for your helpful comments!

  • You can order online in the future (not for same day obviously.) It usually takes about a week for them to arrive. If you are comfortable with taking the El downtown, the blue line Washington stop is very close to City Hall. It's a lot easier than trying to find parking there.

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