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Found this beautiful cat with no chip or tag!

Gorgeous tabby that followed me to my home and walked inside. I fed him some milk and chicken but he didn’t eat. I’m not sure what to do.

  • Take him to a vets office and have him scanned for a chip. Vets office will tell you what to do from there.

  • Thank you! He found his home :)

  • FYI please don't give cats milk to drink, they are lactose intolerant. Give them water instead.

7 hours ago

Car break in

My daughter’s car was broken into on the 1800 of Belle Plaine in the middle of the night, as was my neighbor’s truck. Both cars had alarms. We don’t see anything missint unless there was change in the car and the neighbor was only missing change as well. Just wanted to give a heads up. Anyone have suggestions for cheap auto glass replacement. Someone suggested Fernando’s but it looks like theymay be closed today.

Dec 25 2016

Updated 9 hours ago

Tree trimming on public land...

We have a tree out front that is growing into our home's front. We would like to prune/trim it but are unsure if we are allowed.

Does anybody know if trimming or pruning a tree on the public side of the sidewalk is "legal"?

  • Scott Concertman - Is THAT the reason the city trees look so bad? I've seen that whole 'lion tale' effect for several years now - didn't know it had an official name, I just called it a high and tight - all the lower branches stripped off and just a...

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    Scott Concertman - Is THAT the reason the city trees look so bad? I've seen that whole 'lion tale' effect for several years now - didn't know it had an official name, I just called it a high and tight - all the lower branches stripped off and just a few sprouts left at the very top. Trees aren't hair - if you take away all the greenery, not only does it weaken the tree's architecture, it starves them. I wondered at the logic of it, now I know...there isn't any. I guess we just have to resolve watching the trees we have left die off slowly because of poor husbandry. Which way to the tree museum?

    (BTW, don't mound up soil/mulch around the base of your trees - that's another way to strangle them to a slow death!)

  • The city owned tree in front of my house needed a few branches cut back, since they were resting on my roof. I just used a pole trimmer and trimmed away. Never thought about calling the city. That was several years ago and it still continues to thrive.

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North Park Elementary School Celebrates as Chicago High School Acceptance Letters Roll In

North Park Elementary School (NPES), a small, independent school in Chicago’s North Center neighborhood, is pleased to congratulate its 2018 graduating class of eighth graders on their acceptance to the high schools of their choice. Of the school’s 17 eight graders, 13 were accepted to one of Chicago Public School’s selective enrollment high schools, highly-competitive schools that accept only 1 in 5 applicants. Additionally, two NPES eighth graders were accepted to prestigious magnet programs, Double Honors and Instrumental Music, at...

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North Park Elementary School (NPES), a small, independent school in Chicago’s North Center neighborhood, is pleased to congratulate its 2018 graduating class of eighth graders on their acceptance to the high schools of their choice. Of the school’s 17 eight graders, 13 were accepted to one of Chicago Public School’s selective enrollment high schools, highly-competitive schools that accept only 1 in 5 applicants. Additionally, two NPES eighth graders were accepted to prestigious magnet programs, Double Honors and Instrumental Music, at Lincoln Park High School. And two NPES eighth graders were accepted to Beacon Academy, an independent school in Evanston that matches a challenging IB curriculum with methods of Montessori.

NPES has gained a reputation over the years for its challenging curriculum and supportive, close-knit school community, both of which school administrators and parents credit for NPES’ long-running track record of placing 100% of its students into the high schools of their choice.

“We are so proud of the ways that we prepare our kids for their lives after NPES. The richness and rigor of our instructional curriculum sets a critical foundation, leading our kids to impressive results with the Chicago testing,” said Dr. Randy Needlman, Head of School at North Park Elementary. “Simultaneously, NPES provides a safe, caring environment in which students can learn to communicate effectively, understand their place as members of a global community, and ultimately become leaders in their high schools and beyond. “

NPES has approximately 240 students, preschool through eighth grade, and a dedicated faculty who develop strong relationships with their students throughout their tenures at the school.

"The entire school community is celebrating our 8th graders as if they were their own children – that’s the kind of closeness we have at NPES,” Needlman added.

  • Neighborhood Dad 27-year resident of North Center/St Bens/Lincol...

    Involved parents/guardians are a huge asset. To each student; to the school; to the community; etc.

    I’m not sure what a “fancy” education is. It’s elementary school. Teach them to read, write, and do math. Some fine and performing arts electives. A language. And encourage/shape them into good kids who will become good adults.

  • We looked at a couple of private schools that I thought were very “fancy” with beautiful buildings and grounds and a wide variety of offerings — and a price tag to match! NPES wasn’t one of these. That’s all I meant. I don’t think any of that “fanciness” is necessary either to have a good education and produce an amazing kid.

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Community meeting alert

Received this on our door today.

  • When did NPES become such a bully organization?

  • Thinkin' Square Active Neighbor Certified

    That parallel stretch of Sunnyside has terrible morning traffic from parents dropping off their kids at the French school. Looks like Wilson will be the next best route East.

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  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    TUCKPOINT ELEVATOR PENTHOUSE & REPLACE APPX 100 BRICKS (NO STRUCTURAL WORK)- ALL WORK SAME AS EXISTING; SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS

    2401 W. Grace St. Issued April 19, 2018 Comment

27 hours ago

A Folk Music Full House This Week

Filisko and Noden at Reclaimed Bar and Restaurant, 3655 N. Western, Chicago. 7:30 PM.

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  Merv Collins at Chicago French Market, 131 N. Clinton St, Chicago. 4:30 PM.

Victor Wooten and Sinbad at Evanston SPACE, 1245 Chicago Avenue, Evanston. 7 and 9:30 PM. $20 - $55. Also Friday.

Karen Salmon and Peter Zeldow at Wishbone North, 3300 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago. 7 PM.

Red Molly at City Winery, 1200 W. Randolph St, Chicago. 8 PM. $18 - $28. You remember my admonition bout not giving your car to their valet parkers, right?

    A Folk Music Full House This Week
    There is something going on every day this coming week, so call your boos and tell him/her you are too busy to come to work. Monday, April 23. Mark Dvorak will perform in a progressive dinner benefit for Housing Forward, at three restaurants. Email arochnow@housingforward.com for details. Tuesday, April 24.
    http://www.chicagonow.com

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Man shot to death in Lawndale neighborhood; 4 others injured in city shootings

A 39-year-old man accidentally shot himself in the ankle around 12:30 a.m. Thursday in the 3900 block of North Claremont Avenue in the North Center neighborhood on the North Side, police said. The man, who has a license to own a gun, was stabilized at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

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The man, who appeared to be in his 20s, suffered gunshot wounds to the left hip, thigh and chest around 2:05 p.m. Wednesday in the 3800 block of West Lexington Street, police said. Officers who responded to the scene found him outside, wounded.

...Wells/Darrow Homes neighborhood, police said. He was sitting in a parked car in the 3800 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue when a male shooter approached and shot him in the shoulder, police said. He was...

...Side, an 18-year-old man was shot about 5:05 p.m. in the 1300 block of West 91 st Street, according to a police media notification. The man was shot in the...

About 4:50 p.m., a 20-year-old man was shot in the foot in the 1100 block of North LeClaire Avenue in the South Austin neighborhood on the West Side, police said. The man went in a private vehicle to West Suburban Medical Center, where he was in good condition.

    Man shot to death in Lawndale neighborhood
    A man was fatally shot Wednesday afternoon in the Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side, according to Chicago police. The man, who appeared to be in his 20s, suffered gunshot wounds to the left hip, thigh and chest around 2:05 p.m. in the 3800 block of West Lexington Street, police said.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

  • ward greenleaf Smokey and the Bandit, Hooper, Cannonball Run...

    3800 west, not 3800 north

  • Jill H 38 years in Chicago, 19 in North Center

    Not sure why you commented about the location. See the other shootings--close to 3800 N.: "A 39-year-old man accidentally shot himself in the ankle around 12:30 a.m. Thursday in the 3900 block of North Claremont Avenue in the North Center neighborhood on the North Side, police said. The man, who has a license to own a gun, was stabilized at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center."

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1848-1898 W Grace St, Chicago, IL 60613 posted 1 photo to Fotella:

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Free Concerts, Freebies in Chicago on 2018 Record Store Day – April 21

1839 W. Irving Park Road., 872-817-7266

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1808 S. Allport St., 312-585-6106

11612 Western Ave., 773-779-0066

3419 W. Irving Park Road, 773-539-5002

3156 W. Diversey Ave., 773-654-3915

3182 N. Elston Ave., 312-890-3860

1914 W. Chicago Ave., 773-278-1744

1324 W. Devon Ave., 773-856-3472

4639 N. Lincoln Ave., 773-271-3569

1722 W. 18th St., 312-888-9629

2140 W. Division St. 773-687-9900

3126 N. Broadway, 773-404-5080

26 E. Madison St., 312-795-0878

1379 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-235-3727

2935 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-698-8387

1272 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-278-4085

1109 N Western Ave., 773-580-7946

    Free Concerts, Freebies in Chicago on 2018 Record Store Day - April 21
    Free Concerts, free events and lots of freebies will be in abundance on FREE Record Store Day 2018 always held the third Saturday of April (April 21, 2018 this year). With more than 20 local Chicago retailers taking part (see below)
    http://chicagofree.info

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Your guide to Record Store Day Chicago 2018

1839 W. Irving Park Road., 872-817-7266

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1808 S. Allport St., 312-585-6106

1324 W. Devon Ave., 773-856-3472

11612 Western Ave., 773-779-0066

3419 W. Irving Park Road, 773-539-5002

3156 W. Diversey Ave., 773-654-3915

3182 N. Elston Ave., 312-890-3860

2604 N. Clark St., 773-929-6325

1120 N. Ashland Ave., 773-342-5800

935 W. Belmont Ave., 773-883-8908

1524 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-252-9570

1914 W. Chicago Ave., 773-278-1744

4639 N. Lincoln Ave., 773-271-3569

1722 W. 18th St., 312-888-9629

2140 W. Division St. 773-687-9900

3126 N. Broadway, 773-404-5080

26 E. Madison St., 312-795-0878

1379 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-235-3727

2935 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-698-8387

1272 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-278-4085

1109 N Western Ave., 773-580-7946

    Your guide to Record Store Day Chicago 2018
    Put the needle down and let the music flow: It's time for the 2018 Record Store Day (RSD), held on Saturday April 21. RedEye has your guide for events at record stores around Chicago as well as releases featuring local musicians. For RSD, RedEye talked with Drew Mitchell, the co-owner of Pilsen's 606 Records.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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Get a Rare 4-Bedroom Townhouse in North Center for Under $800K: 1909 W. Grace

Get a Rare 4-Bedroom Townhouse in North Center for Under $800K: 1909 W. Grace

    Get a Rare 4-Bedroom Townhouse in North Center for Under $800K: 1909 W. Grace
    This 4-bedroom townhouse at 1909 W. Grace in North Center recently came on the market. At 2400 square feet, it's an end unit with no neighbors to the west. That means it has 3 walls of windows whereas most townhouses have only two.
    http://cribchatter.com

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Oct 20 2016

Updated Apr 15

Litter

Is anyone else as annoyed by the amount of litter they see outside? When I walk around our neighborhood, I see countless bottles, cans, cups, wrappers, straws, etc on the sidewalk and the street. This is also true for our parks and schools. I've even found several beer bottles at Coonley over the past few weeks. I try to do my part and pick up 3-4 pieces of trash anytime I am out for a walk with my kids or to/from the L. I just can't understand how rude you have to be to throw garbage on the ground.

  • Neighborhood Dad 27-year resident of North Center/St Bens/Lincol...

    K - London did that in the 80's to combat the IRA. I doubt Chicago does it for bombs. Although I'm sure they use it as a reason. It's simply cost cutting. Fewer cans, theroretically fewer staff to empty and maintain them. Seems shortsighted but it won't change.

  • on the south side the trash can is just open you car window and throw it out.

Apr 15

Man charged in North Side cellphone store robbery that led to mileslong pursuit

...46, is charged with armed robbery in connection with the robbery of the cellphone store, 1958 W. Irving Park Road, about 6:05 p.m. Friday, authorities said. The two suspects took off in a...

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...said. The two suspects took off in a car, and Ruth jumped out in the 3000 block of North Broadway while the second suspect kept driving and wasn’t caught, police said...

Officers listening to police-band dispatches about the incident on their radios spotted the car and began following it as it entered southbound Lake Shore Drive at Irving Park Road.

After getting off Lake Shore at Michigan Avenue, the Chrysler sped west to LaSalle and Kinzie streets, where it crashed into two other cars that were trying to avoid it, police said.

It was not immediately clear when Ruth, of the 6300 block of South King Drive, was scheduled to appear for a bond hearing.

    Man charged in North Side cellphone store robbery that led to mileslong pursuit
    A South Side man has been charged with armed robbery of a North Center cellphone store after police followed two suspects in a car and one jumped out before the driver continued to River North, where his car rammed into two other cars, Chicago police said.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Apr 14

Updated Apr 15

Armed robbery suspect questioned following pursuit, crash that ended downtown

Two people entered a cell phone store in the 1900 block of West Irving Park Road about 6:05 p.m. and held it up at gunpoint, police said.

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Police officers listening to the incident on their radios spotted the car and began following it as it entered southbound Lake Shore Drive at Irving Park Road.

After exiting at Michigan Avenue, the Chrysler sped west to LaSalle and Kinzie streets where it crashed into two other cars that were trying to avoid them, police said.

    Armed robbery suspect questioned following pursuit, crash that ended downtown
    North Center neighborhood armed robbery suspects led police on a chase that ended when they plowed into two other cars six miles away in River North Friday night, Chicago police said. Two people entered a cell phone store in the 1900 block of West Irving Park Road about 6:05 p.m.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

  • Classic Trib article. They blatantly post these stories before any kind of fact checking. If you read the article you'd think the second offender bailed after the driver hit some cars in the River North area. Completely untrue. The car did in fact enter the drive at Irving with police...

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    Classic Trib article. They blatantly post these stories before any kind of fact checking. If you read the article you'd think the second offender bailed after the driver hit some cars in the River North area. Completely untrue. The car did in fact enter the drive at Irving with police in pursuit, but soon exited at Belmont and sped down side streets before fleeing down Broadway/Clark. The passenger bailed somewhere on Broadway. He was taken into custody a short time later. The driver resumed the chase, eventually getting back on the drive at Fullerton and later taking officers on a wild goose chase thru the River North neighborhood. Unclear if the driver hit any vehicles, I've heard different reports, (one report that the drivers hit each other trying to avoid the offender) but the chase did not end with an accident. It was eventually terminated by police at Kinzie and LaSalle when the offender was lost in heavy downtown traffic, and the police did not want to put anymore bystanders in danger.

Apr 15

  • Permit issued for new construction

    NEW-CONSTRUCTION OF IVA FRAME CONSTRUCTION 3-STORY AND BASEMENT FOR USE AS SINGLE-FAMILY HOME, INCLUDING ROOF DECK, NEW DETACHED MASONRY CONSTRUCTION 3-CAR GARAGE, RAISED PLANTERS, PATIOS AND FENCES AS PER PLANS - 3RD FLOOR FOR STORAGE USE ONLY**CERTIFIED CORRECTIONS- - SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS & AUDIT **

    4117 N. Damen Ave. Issued April 13, 2018 Comment
  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    REMOVE AND REPLACE REAR 3-STORY OPEN WOOD PORCH SAME LOCATION AT EXISTING 3-STORY MASONRY BUILDING.

    4201 N. Oakley Ave. Issued April 13, 2018 Comment
  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    TUCKPOINTING OF SOUTH ELEVATION BELOW ROOF LINEM BRICK REPLACEMENT WHERE NECESSARY. IF DAMAGED, REMOVE AND REPLACE EXISTING LINTELS (SAME SIZE)

    1801 W. Larchmont Ave. Issued April 13, 2018 Comment

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