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SOS at Animal Control

Animal control is completely full! because of this they will be killing many adoptable animals to make space. If you know anybody that can foster or adopt please let me know. Fostering is temporary and free. Please share this to your Facebook statuses.

  • How does fostering work? I'm traveling a lot over the holidays but another time I would be willing.

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Pedestrian Stop Sign @ Oakley & Armitage

Who do I contact about finding out if the pedestrian stop sign at the crosswalk on Oakley, at Armitage, will be replaced? They tore it out to repave the road and now it is near impossible and very dangerous to cross the street there.

  • Aaron Logan Square

    Less than 1/10th the price the Alderman quoted?! Why am I surprised...
    Jon, thank you for posting this!

    Strike, and the rest of us, should e mail our Alderman with that link and ask why it's $800. Even with installation it would be cost efficient to replace these signs.

  • samabernethy Writer/Editor

    I've tried calling the alderman's office, and I was ignored. In the mornings, there is a crossing guard at Oakley and Armitage, since the school is nearby. You'd think that'd be a priority intersection for them to slow down traffic.

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Bloomingdale Trail

Has/does anyone heard/know anything about the construction being done on the Bloomingdale Trail? Work hasn't been done on the trail near us (north of Bloomingdale and west of Western) in quite a while.

The opening of the trail was postponed due to the harsh winter. I'm thinking the opening is going to be delayed even longer due to lack of work.

  • Emilie 5-year West Bucktowner

    Kittyhop, they decided to acquire the Magid glove factory site down at the west end when it came onto the market. That added a big chunk to the total, but it means we get a 6th park added.

  • Emilie..thanks for the update! My little park (though with a name the children can't pronounce...) is lovely and I look forward to seeing it 'put back together'. but after I finish with e-mails, I'm walking the dog down to tell them again! to slow down the truck, esp. going the wrong way on this street..much!!! to fast...

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The 16 Best Galleries In Chicago

Firecat Projects is located at 2124 N. Damen Ave.

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Ed Paschke Art Center is located at 5415 W. Higgins Ave.

The Co-Prosperity Sphere is located at 3219-21 S. Morgan St.

Ann Nathan Gallery is located at 212 W. Superior St.

Carl Hammer Gallery is located at 740 N. Wells St.

Catherine Edelman Gallery is located at 300 W. Superior St.

DePaul Art Museum is located at 935 W. Fullerton.

Antena is located at 1765 S. Laflin St.

Mars Gallery is located at 1139 W. Fulton Market.

Intuit is located at 756 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Carrie Secrist Gallery is located at 835 W. Washington Blvd.

Gage Gallery is located at at 18 S. Michigan Ave.

Sideshow Gallery is located at 2219 N. Western Ave.

Smart Museum of Art is located at 5550 S. Greenwood Ave.

Carlos & Dominguez Fine Arts Gallery is located at 1538 W Cullerton St.

Hyde Park Art Center is located at 5020 S. Cornell Ave.

Oct 15

Updated 30 hours ago

Looking for People for a Regular Pickup Basketball

I am looking to start a regular pickup basketball game somewhere in the vicinity of Bucktown/Wicker Park/Logan Square/UK Village (basically somewhere in a near west neighborhood). I have a couple ideas on possible locations, but the most important thing is to get enough people on an email list to have at least 10 guys to run each week. Message me if you're interested!

  • Alright... seems like there's a decent mass of people wanting to play... could everyone send me your email address and I'll get a list going. Also, let me know if you have a day preference.. Thanks!

  • evandril Logan Square/Avondale

    Did you end up setting up a game? If so, I'm interested in playing in it.

Nov 12

Updated 33 hours ago

Share Christmas/ Sponsoring a child or family

Hello!

Does anyone know of any good local organizations that have a share Christmas program; meaning any program where you are able to donate gifts, and/or sponsor a family/child for Christmas?

Thanks!

  • Liz, if you would like the contact for Horizons, please let me know. We just contacted her about getting paired up with a family or two again this year.

  • Try Whole Foods. They have a giving tree and you register to receive a family or person in need through local charities and programs.

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Another one gone

Was shocked and saddened driving on cortland by lotties and saw the bungalow at 1919 was erased from the map. As well as the building next to it (it looked like 2 empty lots, I was too busy going into shock). That is a big loss in the bucktown building diversity. I'm still mourning the loss of the bungalow at honore/bloomingdale 10 years ago. Very sad.

  • How about the very cool old bakery that was on the double lot at leavitt at Charleston it was a beautiful and unique... also looks like they are getting ready to tear down the double at the corner of hoyne and dickens you can see in the glass it use...

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    How about the very cool old bakery that was on the double lot at leavitt at Charleston it was a beautiful and unique... also looks like they are getting ready to tear down the double at the corner of hoyne and dickens you can see in the glass it use to be a candy shop

    The Adobe looking house I think is actually a 3 story single, not that it makes it any better all the new ones look the same. To me it's sad, to others I'm sure they love it

  • I should have drove around again to verify what I saw (about 2 buildings torn down) but I guess I made myself move on. I hope that it was at least a very hard decision to make about tearing it down by whoever. Yeah, that bakery was so cool. It...

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    I should have drove around again to verify what I saw (about 2 buildings torn down) but I guess I made myself move on. I hope that it was at least a very hard decision to make about tearing it down by whoever. Yeah, that bakery was so cool. It had soul. Then there's the 4 or 5 two flats in a row right there on Wolcott torn down for those suburban McMansions. Wtf. Since I'm here I may as well throw in the artful dodger. Be sure to take in the prison being built at Haddon/leavitt.

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Is this anyone's cat?

My wife and I see this cat almost everyday hanging around our apartment near Dickens and Oakley. It doesn't have any tags and it's extremely friendly. I know it's a shot in the dark but does anyone know if this cat has an owner?

  • Please don't let your cats outside. Besides the obvious dangers, and as well trained as they may be, they may one day not return.

  • Second what poppyboy said. I'd be devastated if my kitty went missing. She seems content sleeping on top of the kitchen cabinets though

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A Tale of Two Lots: A Kitten and A Shanty Town

In a lot southwest of Winnebago and Moffat, there's a small fluffy kitten with a tan and white coat out in the cold. She wouldn't let me near her, but she ran behind the fence of the abandoned lot.

Then immediately northeast of the same corner, a small shanty town has began development. Not sure what zoning in this lot allows for.

Just thought I'd share...

  • thank you!

  • ann

    Can you email me so I can try to trap this cat and have her scanned for a chip? If no chip is found, then a new home? Annhsinclair@yahoo.com

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Sep 21

Updated 5 days 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

  • Hey. I saw him Tues. He's a big kitty, right? I saw him sitting on the railing near the picnic area at Cortland and Damen. Right outside that juice bar. It was about eight o'clock at night. Sorry I couldn't be more help, but figured you'd like to know he's still out there, and not very far away. I'll keep an eye out, for sure.

  • I'm looking for my cat as well. near beach and wood. I've been searching 24/7 since she went missing last night. I can't go another day without knowing she is ok.
    http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/pet/4762621227.html

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Nov 13

Updated 6 days ago

Auto shops for remote starter?

I'm looking for a reputable shop to get a remote start for my car. Any recommendations? I'm also curious to know what you paid, if you have experience.

Thanks!

  • It is outside of the city, but I got my remote starter at ABT. I think it was about $300. It took no time at all and I was impressed with their service. I have had it for about 3 years now and I don't have a single complaint.

  • Sighryn Roscoe resident

    I too have the Viper Alarm/Remote starter. If you're gonna get a starter you may as well pay a little extra and get an alarm too .I paid $550. I went to Armando Sounds on Lawrence.

Nov 10

Updated 6 days ago

Car parked on Leavitt St.- hasn't moved in weeks

Hi! There has been a car parked on Leavitt, about half way between McLean and Dickens for many weeks now. It is a silver Jetta, license plate starts with N. It has a flat tire. Some of us on the block have called 311 and tickets have been placed, and then later removed, so I'm assuming the owner is checking on it. They don't live on the block, and with the school right across the street, parking is at a...

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Hi! There has been a car parked on Leavitt, about half way between McLean and Dickens for many weeks now. It is a silver Jetta, license plate starts with N. It has a flat tire. Some of us on the block have called 311 and tickets have been placed, and then later removed, so I'm assuming the owner is checking on it. They don't live on the block, and with the school right across the street, parking is at a premium.
I feel bad if they're unable to move it or get it towed, but it's been there for close to a month now. And it's not the best parking job either, which to be honest is the real problem.

Just posting in case someone is or knows the owner. Please move your car!

  • how about you leave it alone? the owners may be going through some financial issues and they cant attend to the car right now. they have to debate on weather there going to pay rent on the expensive north side or will they fix a flat.

  • Jordan, you are not being unneighborly or unclear. Clearly if the car is being ticketed, they are breaking the law. You are completely justified. Deal with the actual facts, instead of make believe scenarios. This person obviously isn't exactly acting very neighborly. You are doing the right thing. It is very obvious you are a courteous neighbor, and looking out for your area.

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Biannual publication AREA Chicago is holding a fundraiser at Danny's Tavern, 1951 W. Dickens, tonight from 10pm to 2am. It's free to get in, but 25 percent of the bar proceeds will go to AREA -- so drink up!

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The Reader moves out of its longtime offices at 11 E. Illinois today, heading for the Sun-Times Building a few blocks away. The paper's staff has been blogging about the process all week.

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...Hawe; original music from Cepia, Sienna, and Detalles; and more. Released as part of the 2005 May 1st Reboot and CSS Reboot, the launch party for the new volume takes place Tuesday...

PISTIL Magazine will celebrate the release of its fifth issue, "Idol," at the Hothouse, 31 E. Balbo, with a gallery exhibit and silent auction benefiting the American Red Cross. Featured artists include...

...work must not be previously published. Entries go to Chicago Literary Awards, Another Chicago Magazine, 3709 N. Kenmore, Chicago, 60613...

THE2NDHAND celebrates the release of its 15th issue, "LE2EMEMAIN," tonight at Skylark, 2149 S. Halsted, tonight (Sunday). Editors Todd Dills and Jeb Gleason-Allured are joined by Joe Meno and...

City Newsstand, 4018 N. Cicero in Chicago, and Chicago-Main Newsstand, 380 N. Chicago in Evanston, are great resources for hard-to-find magazines and newspapers, but little did you know they also have a pretty good website. Check out their Top Tabloid Headlines of 2003 -- FEBRUARY TO BE CANCELED!

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Leaf Blower / Vacuum Available?

Does anyone have a leaf blower/vacuum that they would be willing to borrow/rent out for a day? My entire yard is ground cover and raking is not easy.

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Nov 12

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Found Adult Black Cat

A solid black cat has made my basement his/her new home. I live on the 1800 block of Wolcott Ave. The cat is VERY skittish. He/she will not be in the basement with me at the same time...immediately bolts for the door, when I come down to bring fresh food/water. I did notice that it has a white and red (or pink) striped collar, and it may be a reflective collar...I can't tell. The cat is being cared for, but...

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A solid black cat has made my basement his/her new home. I live on the 1800 block of Wolcott Ave. The cat is VERY skittish. He/she will not be in the basement with me at the same time...immediately bolts for the door, when I come down to bring fresh food/water. I did notice that it has a white and red (or pink) striped collar, and it may be a reflective collar...I can't tell. The cat is being cared for, but if it has a home, I would love to find its mom or dad. I do have the basement door propped open, so he/she can leave, if it wants. Though, he/she is always down there, when I check.
I would coax him/her up into my house, but I have 2 indoor cats that I don't think would be pleased. I am, also, going to rent a TNR trap from PAWS. At the least, I would like to see, if its micro-chipped.

  • ann

    I am near wabansia and hoyne and have several of my own TNR traps. It would probably be best to trap the cat and take him to be scanned rather than trying to pick him up, especially if he is skittish. Email me at annhsinclair@yahoo.com. I would love to help.

  • Treehouse Animal Shelter may also be able to help you spread the word. They have a Facebook page as well and here is there website. http://www.treehouseanimals.org

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Nov 05

Updated Nov 11

Unleashed Dogs in Churchill Park

At Churchill there is a dog park and there is an open grass field where adults and children hang out and play. The last few months dog owners have decided that the grass field should be an unleashed dog park. There is even a sign stating dogs must be leashed. Is there a good way to get these dogs back into the dog park and off the field?

  • Cheto Neighbor

    Nora, no legal advice given. Don't need a law degree to figure it out. Anyone with any common sense who has bought personal liability policy knows/ought to know they contain many exceptions/exclusions including intentional acts (for example, letting your dog off leash in a park despite numerous posted signs). Just sayin' (and appreciate the kind tone). Cheers.

  • Can we start a less controversial discussion? Like, dibs or something?

Nov 11

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Ideas for Affordable 1st BDay Party?

Hi EB. My baby boy turns 1in January and I am trying to find a spot to host his party that is affordable. Mostly adults and a few kiddos with probably about 30-35 people total. I would appreciate any and all suggestions/ideas you have. Ideally in the Bucktown/Wicker Park/Logan Square area. Thanks!

  • ADN

    I had my daughter's 2nd bday party at Pizano's on division st. There was no charge for occupying the back room cause my party was about 30-35 people too. Highly affordable, great food, and it was fun!

  • www.duckduckgooseplayground.com
    is a children's place not a restaurant so kids have lots of fun , and parents can relax and enjoy the party while they play, affordable party packages and no charge for bringing your food or drinks, mention this post and get 15% off your birthday package

Nov 11

Eyes on the Street: New Bike Lanes on the North Side

New buffered lanes on the 2300 block of North Elston. Photo: CDOT

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Nov 10

Updated Nov 11

No parking on 1800 block of Wood St until 11/25?

Does anyone know why there are no parking signs on both sides of the street of the 1800 block of N Wood Street? The time frame is 11/11-11/25 from 9am-4pm. The signs are scattered and barely visible in my opinion. The street was just repaved so I don't think that is the issue.

  • kdn

    I think it's for Bloomingdale trail work, the ramp is going up, perhaps truck and materials staging.

  • Steve J -A Chicago original since 1968-

    Walsh Construction answers to no one.

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