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Roundtable discussion with City Treasurer Kurt Summers and Small Businesses

Join Near South Planning Board for a roundtable discussion with the new Chicago City Treasurer, Kurt Summers regarding how the City Treasurer can better serve small businesses. The meeting will take place:

Tuesday, JANUARY 27, 2015
8:30 AM
NSPB OFFICE
2600 S. MICHIGAN AVE.
(LOWER LEVEL CONFERENCE ROOM)

Agenda: Roundtable discussion with City Treasurer, Kurt Summers, who took office on December 1, after being appointed to the position by Mayor Emmanuel. Since being appointed, Kurt has made an effort to visit all 77 communities in Chicago to get to know each of their needs and neighborhoods better.

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Unleashing your dog at on-leash parks

TL;DR: Please don't.

Today, I was jogging around with my LEASHED dog in Heritage Green Park (next to Old St. Patrick's) when a man approached with a boxer and let the dog off the leash. The boxer ran up to my dog and started attacking. In an effort to protect my dog by putting my hand against his throat (to protect the vitals there, which are often the target of aggressive dogs) the boxer bit my hand. Hard. And drew...

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TL;DR: Please don't.

Today, I was jogging around with my LEASHED dog in Heritage Green Park (next to Old St. Patrick's) when a man approached with a boxer and let the dog off the leash. The boxer ran up to my dog and started attacking. In an effort to protect my dog by putting my hand against his throat (to protect the vitals there, which are often the target of aggressive dogs) the boxer bit my hand. Hard. And drew blood. In an attempt to remove myself from the situation and continue to protect my dog, I left the park without reporting the incident. Oh well.

This is not the first time this has happened to me. I take my dog to this park and run with him on the leash because he is nervous around other dogs (prooobably because this keeps happening), but still requires exercise. This is my only option, besides traveling to a dog park without other dogs present(????). PLEASE respect your neighbors and abide by the law to prevent any other dog or human injuries.

It's bs that I can't even take my dog to a park without this happening. Getting reeeeal tired of West Loop dog owners.

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    People like that boxer owner give responsible dog owners an awful reputation, in addition to being dangerous. I feel strongly that people like him MUST be reported. Most of us carry phones with cameras. In a situation like this, if at all possible, take a picture of the guy and the dog.

  • Sara Brandt New South Loop Resident

    To break up a dog fight, grab the aggressor by the hind legs and lift the hips off the ground. Pull back and in a circle away from the dog fight. If outside, throw the dog into bushes if possible or simply keep spinning until you get help. Lifting the...

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    To break up a dog fight, grab the aggressor by the hind legs and lift the hips off the ground. Pull back and in a circle away from the dog fight. If outside, throw the dog into bushes if possible or simply keep spinning until you get help. Lifting the hips off the ground takes away the source of the dog's power and shift the gravity so they are struggling for balance. They may not let go immediately but they won't bite again and will eventually let go. Putting yourself in the middle is dangerous so this keeps you out of the fray but still able to intervene.

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