38 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

missing cat

our black cat, squidly, has been missing for a few days now. He is a partially outdoor cat and is extremely friendly/cuddly but also very playful and now that he's become partially outdoor is a rather avid hunter of mice and birds. He has been missing for almost a week and we are wondering if someone took him in right before the cold snap since he won't keep a collar on. We've seen him with families in front of our...

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our black cat, squidly, has been missing for a few days now. He is a partially outdoor cat and is extremely friendly/cuddly but also very playful and now that he's become partially outdoor is a rather avid hunter of mice and birds. He has been missing for almost a week and we are wondering if someone took him in right before the cold snap since he won't keep a collar on. We've seen him with families in front of our house (5200 block of cullom) on a number occasions winding between all the kids legs soaking up the attention.

If someone did take him in we appreciate it (although he will come back to our house if you let him out) but really we're most concerned with knowing whether or not he got hit by a car.

  • I'm thinking we found him on the CACC site, not sure yet though and it doesn't sound like we have any option other than driving down there and seeing for ourselves. He's chipped, it seems like they'd call us if they picked him up, isn't that the whole point?

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    I'm thinking we found him on the CACC site, not sure yet though and it doesn't sound like we have any option other than driving down there and seeing for ourselves. He's chipped, it seems like they'd call us if they picked him up, isn't that the whole point?

    He definitely wasn't the cat that Bonnie on Carmen posted, nor have the other descriptions applied to him either. That being said I greatly appreciate everyone's responses.

    As far as him being an indoor vs. outdoor cat: I would be thrilled if he were an indoor-only cat. I don't really like that he's become a "neighborhood cat" and while I know some neighbors love him, I'm sure others are annoyed. However my patience has it's limits and after hours and months of hearing him whine to be outside we finally relented and there's been no going back. At this point I feel like he's either a partially outdoor cat or we find him a new home out in the country.

  • If you're in a single family home, build him a Catio. There are as many kinds as you can imagine, purchased or DIY, and it will solve your problem.

Jun 20

Updated 2 hours ago

Six Corner's Portage Park

Anyone know if they are still building Aldi, Binny's, Starbucks, etc? There's so much potential for this intersection and neighborhood, why does it still look like an ghost town?

  • culvers update,

    the 2 containers that were in the culvers lot have been moved out of the lot and replaced with an excavator.....

    can you dig it.

    http://imgur.com/a/sImJQ

  • anyone know the opening date for culvers, I heard it was mid December, but driving by I don't think it is opening for awhile.

38 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

looking for a tuckpointer

I've been looking for someone to do some basic tuckpointing (install a new window sill, maybe expand/brick over a window or two) for the last month or two now and I cannot seem to get anyone to answer their phone or come do the work. I should have asked on here earlier, but does anyone have a tuckpointer that they recommend? Or even a window company that they could recommend as they maybe able to do the work as well since the windows need replaced.

  • Art Schmakel 773-775-9464- tuckpointer

  • We used Sergio (Handyman Service) - did a great job. 847-456-1769 or 847949-1533

  • Try Martin at 773.216.5132
    Tell him Cindy on Wrightwood referred him. I've found him to be honest & priced fair

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  • Permit issued for signs

    SIGN 02 : FACE LIT REMOTE CHANNEL LETTERS. 4'-9" OAH X 10'-0" OAW. 45 SQFT.

    4939 W. Irving Park Rd. Issued December 14, 2017 Comment
  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    REVISION TO PERMIT 100675556, ELECTRICAL AND HVAC MECHANICAL AS PER PLANS TO AN EXISTING 2 STORY 15 DWELLING UNITS AS PER PLANS.(CONDITIONAL PERMIT SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS)

    4119 N. Narragansett Ave. Issued December 14, 2017 Comment
  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    REPLACE EXISTING WOOD REAR ENCLOSED PORCH WITH NEW OPEN PORCH, SAME SIZE AND LOCATION.

    5309 W. Berenice Ave. Issued December 14, 2017 Comment
  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    REPLACE DOORS & WINDOWS. REPLACE KITCHEN CABINETS. REPAIR DRYWALL AS NEEDED. PAINT INTERIOR. REPLACE TILES IN BATHROOMS. ALL WORK SAME AS EXISTING. ALL WORK SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS.

    4037 N. Lavergne Ave. Issued December 14, 2017 Comment
  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    replace drain piping- All work same as existing. No structural work. Subject to field inspections.

    5013 W. Montrose Ave. Issued December 14, 2017 Comment

4 days ago

Updated 28 hours ago

Vacant Lots

Hi Everyblock:

I am curious about udpates the following locations and can share what I know also.
1) Irving and Central: Was supposed to be a Starbucks. Sposato's assistant said it would not be built unless another business joins in for development on that lot. I am not sure who pursues clients-developers, Starbucks, aldermen?

2) Elly's Pancake House: I thought that was supposed to go near the Culver's, but do not see anything. Does anyone have an update?

3) Waveland...

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Hi Everyblock:

I am curious about udpates the following locations and can share what I know also.
1) Irving and Central: Was supposed to be a Starbucks. Sposato's assistant said it would not be built unless another business joins in for development on that lot. I am not sure who pursues clients-developers, Starbucks, aldermen?

2) Elly's Pancake House: I thought that was supposed to go near the Culver's, but do not see anything. Does anyone have an update?

3) Waveland /Central: My calls to Alderman Villegas have not been returned. I thought it was going to be a home for seniors, but not sure. Is there any update on this?

4) Six Corners: Same- not getting calls returned. I am guessing Sears will make announcements after their Q4 earnings come in so maybe developers are waiting to hear about that site also. Just not sure.

5) Central and Berteau: Mia's Gelato. It usually closes in the winter, but maybe the summer was not strong enough for them. They have a Brokerage sign on the window showing it's available for lease.

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These nearby schools are looking for financial help on DonorsChoose.org:

  • Senior Trip to D.C.!

    Ms. Bayliss is asking for $7797.06:
    My students need this trip to Washington D.C. in order to develop valuable independent functioning and social skills and learn about our country’s history and government.
    Vaughn Occupational High School Comment
  • Creative Innovation

    Ms. A. is asking for $674.14:
    I need Professional Development to continue to deliver a high-quality Computer Science curriculum that is relevant and will prepare our students for high school and beyond.
    Smyser Elementary School Comment

Dec 08

Updated 45 hours ago

My sister is looking for a home for 2 cats

If anyone knows anyone who would be interested please let me know. Its truly a sad story. She will not enlist the help of a shelter. She won't separate them either. It is my opinion they would be able to be separated if the 2 of them become too much but she will not separate them herself. She will take them back if it doesn't work out or someone changes their mind. The cats are not a problem. My sisters...

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If anyone knows anyone who would be interested please let me know. Its truly a sad story. She will not enlist the help of a shelter. She won't separate them either. It is my opinion they would be able to be separated if the 2 of them become too much but she will not separate them herself. She will take them back if it doesn't work out or someone changes their mind. The cats are not a problem. My sisters and her dog are the problem. He is harassing the cats. The cats are ok with dogs. Her dog is not ok with the cats. They really need a better home. My sister favors the dog. When she doesn't have money she feeds them dog food! She doesn't keep up with cleaning the litter like she should. I can't have any cats because mine is FELV+ and I am a renter. My landlord lives in my building and only allows one cat. She was supposed to be taking care of the cats temporarily but the original guardian is now in a nursing home and wont be able to take them back. She is aware she is looking for a home for them. I'm willing to provide some free cat sitting visits to anyone who adopts them( within reason). I will drive you to meet the cats in Elgin if needed. Or I will bring them to you if you would like. A trial basis is good too. Or even if I could find someone to take care of them until a new home is found that could work too. I'm willing to help in any way I can.

  • AprilsAngelsPets, I would possibly be interested in these two cuties! Are they friendly with other cats besides each other? I have one now. Please send me a PM if you are still looking for help! It appears you don't have the option in your profile for me to message you.

  • AprilsAngelsPets 12-year pet care provider

    I changed the option. Sorry i didnt realize that didnt show! Im waiting on a call or text back from my sister on that answer!

Nov 15

Updated 2 days ago

Found Cat Tabby with white chest and paws male

Grace and Narragansett Ave. Very affectionate. Checking tomorrow if microchipped. Posting on Lost Cats Illinois - Facebook as well. Very nice boy - was very hungry. I bathed his chest and paws so his picture might not be a very good representation. In my home tonight and my own cats are in the basement. Let me know if you or someone you know is missing this guy.

  • AprilsAngelsPets 12-year pet care provider

    I met this guy tonight! hes a nice one! i would take him but my cat is FELV+ and my landlord only allows one cat!

  • Hi Belmont Central - I did not bring my phone to work today so I am posting here instead - yes, I am avail Fri eve to meet. Cat is still recovering but should be better tomorrow. We can set up a time - what are you thinking?

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  • If You Build It, They Will Come!

    Ms. Edwards is asking for $1039.81:
    My students need various builder sets, snap circuits, and MakerSpace games to create a Family STEAM night experience that will create an opportunity to learn about STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) while enriching family engagement.
    Smyser Elementary School Comment

2 days ago

The Honeycomb Project added 65 new photos — a...

Thank you to all the volunteers that came to National Veterans Art Museum to write thank you letters and make holiday greeting cards! We wrote over 30 letters and printed close to 45 hand printed holiday cards. We were also lucky enough to have Ned a veteran artist come to speak to the group. Thank you to Moki from the museum for hosting our volunteer group and teaching kids how to print cards!

    The Honeycomb Project
    Thank you to all the volunteers that came to National Veterans Art Museum to write thank you letters and make holiday greeting cards! We wrote over 30 letters and printed close to 45 hand printed...
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Dec 06

Updated 3 days ago

New to the area

Hi fellow Portage Park citizens. I just moved to the area 2 weeks ago and I look forward to living and engaging with the community.

3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

For sale

Glass dining room table and 4 chairs

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