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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

  • ann

    My neighbors and I both feed our feral colony at wilmot and hoyne. I shared your link with them. I have 4 (humane) traps if I can be of assistance!

  • LEK

    I saw him this morning around 8:15 this morning in our gangway when I took the kids to school. Wicker Park..Potomac and Wolcott area.

Sep 09

Updated 6 hours ago

Airplane Noise Complaints

Has anyone else noticed the increased number of loud airplanes overhead over the past couple months? I'm no expert in aviation, but it seems unnecessary that there is such an increase in noise pollution from these planes when Buck town/Wicker Park is ~15 miles from the airport. What gives? Does anyone have ideas on how to make our voice heard?

  • I've been noticing the same thing as well. It doesn't really bother me, but was scratching my head. My guess was a change of flight path. Remember 15miles isn't very far when your going a few 100 mph

  • Jon Banks supervisor banks

    Is the new runway at O'Hare in use yet? Perhaps that's the cause of the increased airplane noise

5 days ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Rahm's 1st jumbo LED billboard going up right now

Rahm's 1st jumbo LED billboard going up in Bucktown today.
This was billed as an income-generator for Chicago but turns out its not.

If you're not happy about it- remind him by voting him out on Feb 24th.
In the meantime, if you live by one of these, its time to order room-darkening curtains!

view pics here: http://imgur.com/a/xwlHu#0

  • Agree with No yolk. Rahm has no problem putting extremely bright signs in the neighborhoods, but thinks they don't belong downtown because of light pollution. Why is it light pollution downtown, but not up here? There are plenty of nice skyline views up here that are now blocked by ugly signs.

  • They put one in at Milwaukee and Division, while perhaps not city sanctioned, the thing is bright. If they had some intelligence about them, where they were like your phone an dimmed in the dark as not to blind you, they would be tolerable in my eyes (no pun intended). Instead they are 100% bright all day every day.

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"The laws don't apply to us" the police officer said.

Story of the day: I was biking in the rain down Division passing Wood, in the Wicker Park neighborhood headed home. The roads are wet so it's very dangerous out for bikers... I had seen a police car texting while driving. The police officers were probably from 13th District or 14th District. I called them out on texting and driving, informing them of the dangers it can potentially cause for bikers and other motorist. They pull up next to me...

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Story of the day: I was biking in the rain down Division passing Wood, in the Wicker Park neighborhood headed home. The roads are wet so it's very dangerous out for bikers... I had seen a police car texting while driving. The police officers were probably from 13th District or 14th District. I called them out on texting and driving, informing them of the dangers it can potentially cause for bikers and other motorist. They pull up next to me lower the window and the female officer in the passenger seat told me to "Mind my f*cking business" I replied "He's texting and driving" The male officer driving swerving on the street and talking to me while driving suggested that "I was hating" I replied with, "I'm not hating, it's dangerous out here" He replied "THE LAWS DON'T APPLY TO US" at that moment I looked into the car and responded "We're all humans regardless of uniform" The female officer kept yelling but I'm not going to waste my time and give the cops a reason to lock up another Latino in Chicago.... "The laws don't apply to us" the police officer's words are now forever tainted into my brain.

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Ground Control Shoes innovating prosthetics and lives of amputees

Groundcontrolshoes.com we hope to make Chicago proud while we work towards funding our project

4 days ago

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Moms Group/ Play Group in Bucktown or Logan Sq?

I am a new stay at home mom w/ a 1 yr old boy. I'm wondering if theres a play group in my area we can join?

  • Join cheersformoms.com- there's tons of meet ups and playgroups for Buckown and Logan as well as other neighborhoods in the city. It's a great group for moms!

  • There's a weekly playgroup that meets at Brentano Elementary which is in Logan Square near Diversey and the interstate. I've never been since my kids are older and in school all day but it sounds like a great group.

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Aug 24

Updated 3 days ago

Violin and /or cello teacher wanted

I am looking for an experienced private violin and cello teacher for my kids that could come to our house in Bucktown/ wicker park.
Both kids have 4 and 3 years experience and are respectively 7 and 6 years old.

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Looking for someone that sews

I would like to have a simple long skirt made for Halloween. Nothing too fancy, It will go over a bodysuit.

Does anyone sew or knows someone that sews.

Aug 27

Updated 4 days ago

looking for kittens

I am looking to adopt two kittens for our house, does anyone know of any that are ready to go to a new home?

  • Oh. :-) Sorry, didn't see the date until now and didn't realize this post was 2 weeks old. So glad you found a couple of sweet kitties to make your own. :-)

  • Phantom Mouse Resident of actual west Bucktown since 2007

    Ariel, if the cats happen to be microchipped, don't forget to update the contact information. Many chipped cats end up at Chicago Animal Care and Control. The chips were either never registered or else the contact info is out of date.

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Sep 15

Updated 4 days ago

Cars speeding down Hermitage to/from Kennedy

It finally happened. Last Thursday, a car heading south on Hermitage from Armitage/Kennedy hit a car that was either parallel parking or pulling out of a spot at about 1950 N. Hermitage.

I've only lived in the neighborhood a few months, but cars regularly treat this block of Hermitage like a drag strip. It's pretty alarming. The guys from Orloff auto shop drive cars around the block like it's F1 track. It's annoying.

/rant over

  • Get together with your neighbors and request speed bumps from the alderman.

  • N. Wright Bucktown writer and cyclist.

    But posting on EveryBlock is so much easier.

  • I feel badly for pedestrians who have to cross that intersection to get to the Clybourn Metra station. I would guess cars probably zoom extra fast northbound blowing that light frequently. Perhaps a red light camera would put a damper on this.

    Over two years ago I watched as my...

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    I feel badly for pedestrians who have to cross that intersection to get to the Clybourn Metra station. I would guess cars probably zoom extra fast northbound blowing that light frequently. Perhaps a red light camera would put a damper on this.

    Over two years ago I watched as my father who is virtually blind try and cross Leavitt at a three way stop with a line of traffic waiting at each stop sign. He held up his hands as he entered the crosswalk and cars simply swerved around him like he was a mere obstacle on a driving course. When cars get lined up there they think since they already stopped once while in line they don't have to stop again when they get to the intersection and they have little patience for pedestrians.

    After seeing this I decided to do a random sample study and spent a bunch of hours taking videos of a lot of stop signed intersections here in Bucktown. My conclusion: More than half of Bucktown drivers have no respect for stop signs which means more than half the people reading this treat stop signs as stop only if there's something to stop for like another car not stop because that's part of rules of the road you were supposed to have learned when you got your drivers license. I suspected non compliance was going to be high but not that high.

    You could get a camera and tripod and try and capture the situation at Hermitage and Armitage but it takes time. Each of my sessions took 1/2 hour sitting there collecting data. I only put two videos up on youtube because they all show the same compliance rate. Here's one I liked because Holstein Park is nicely lit in the background.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hK-FOqC29E

    I was thinking of doing another set, perhaps shooting cars that don't stop for pedestrians at crosswalks like at the Map Room but it takes a lot of effort and in the end, no one cares and nothing can be done to stop reckless driving until we all get self driving cars that are programmed to follow the rules.

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Lost Chihuahua!!!

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

  • FOUND!!! Exciting news everyone!! Belushi has been found! A man found him on his way to work Monday morning and saw a flyer today! Thank you all for your support!!! Together we are strong!!!

6 days ago

Canoe Rental

Does anyone have a canoe they are willing to rent out for the weekend? I've looked into rentals with retailers, but they do not allow overnight rentals. I appreciate any ideas!

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