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EB may be leaving, but we're all still here. Let's start an EveryBlock (or whatever) sub-reddit!

hey all. i'm equally bummed about losing everyblock. i've become used to all the great input, feedback and dissenting opinions...even the varied responses to trolls. they enrich my morning. :)

so why give it up? surely some of you know about reddit.com. we can create a sub-reddit just for us. if we ALL hopped over to a new sub-reddit, then we wouldn't have to lose a thing. we could retain our anonymity. all we need are some basic posting rules...

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hey all. i'm equally bummed about losing everyblock. i've become used to all the great input, feedback and dissenting opinions...even the varied responses to trolls. they enrich my morning. :)

so why give it up? surely some of you know about reddit.com. we can create a sub-reddit just for us. if we ALL hopped over to a new sub-reddit, then we wouldn't have to lose a thing. we could retain our anonymity. all we need are some basic posting rules and a few moderators to oversee it. i'm happy to volunteer to get us started but would certainly appreciate some input from the EB regulars.

i haven't thought out the details, because i know we are all from different neighborhoods...but calling it chicago-northsiders or something comes to mind. there are already a couple of NWside sub-reddits, but they are vastly underused. we could at least just start one and see what happens.

your thoughts?

  • While you're waiting give https://www.reddit.com/r/ChicagoNWside/ a try. Already has an established userbase more than covers the zip codes you mentioned.

  • Nik Neighborhood watch

    @Statch just preparing, just in case! I'm aware of the group you mentioned and maybe that will be what works. Just putting things out there in order to try to keep some of what we had with Everyblock. Hopefully one of these groups will work out and we can all...

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    @Statch just preparing, just in case! I'm aware of the group you mentioned and maybe that will be what works. Just putting things out there in order to try to keep some of what we had with Everyblock. Hopefully one of these groups will work out and we can all stay in touch with what is going on in our neighborhoods in the Far N.W. Side of Chicago. Only getting involved because I for one have really liked the news and referrals that are on the areas in Everyblock that I've subscribed to. Thanks so much for your input, it's greatly appreciated.

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/244353649695858/

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Mayor's trip to China

Mayor is buying our new trains and buses from China. What happened to his pledge to keep jobs here in the Chicago area. Can't we take care of ourselves?

  • robin in WRP I support a 28th Amendment 4Free & Fair Elections!

    Is anything still manufactured in the US?

  • paul in jefferson jefferson park resident

    It's only a political stunt the president trumps him .

  • to the respondents: this deal was in the works prior to the 2016 election. even more important, this includes building a plant on the southeast side of Chicago to build them.

37 hours ago

Sorry to see EveryBlock going

I saw online that Nextdoor asks for your exact address and there is a way that you have to choose for people not to be able to see it. I did see that there were instances of adult bullying and harassment from people getting your address and info so I just wanted to let people know before they switched over. In case I decide not to join you all there it has been nice communicating with some "neighbors" here on EveryBlock. Keep up the good neighboring friends.

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  • Permit issued for electric wiring

    RE LOCATE 100 AMP SERVICE PER COM-ED AND INSTALL NEW 100AMP CIRCUIT BREAKER PANEL FROM 12 POSITION TO 20 POSITION W / MAIN BREAKER

    2918 N. Major Ave. Issued July 5, 2018 Comment

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Updated Jul 06

FOUND: male dog (possible jack russell terrier) near Menard and Roscoe

FOUND: I found this little guy around 10:30am today (7/5/18) running along Menard near Roscoe. He was scared at first, but finally allowed me to pet him. No tags, so I took him to the vet to check for a microchip -- no chip :( He is very sweet, is house-trained, and loves belly rubs. He will be staying with me until I can find the owner.

  • Kudos for being such a caring person. I hope you find his owner. Just be careful who you give him to. There are people who will claim to be an owner who do not have an animal's best interest at heart. Having a full description makes it easy to do. He is a cutie.

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Updated Jul 06

50 Year Old Man Shot in the Back as he walked away from an argument

This was too close to home to remain silent!

On the Northwest Side, a 50-year-old man was shot IN THE BACK in a domestic argument in the Belmont Central neighborhood, police said. He was arguing with someone he knew around 12:40 a.m. Wednesday, July 4, 2018 when the person shot him as he walked away in the 2600 block of North Major Avenue (near Schubert Ave).

This was just 6 doors down from my mom's house!

The victim was stabilized...

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This was too close to home to remain silent!

On the Northwest Side, a 50-year-old man was shot IN THE BACK in a domestic argument in the Belmont Central neighborhood, police said. He was arguing with someone he knew around 12:40 a.m. Wednesday, July 4, 2018 when the person shot him as he walked away in the 2600 block of North Major Avenue (near Schubert Ave).

This was just 6 doors down from my mom's house!

The victim was stabilized at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. The shooter is under arrest.

This inspired me to write this little prayer and create these signs (PDFs) in English and Spanish for others to print and tape to each of the Light Poles on their block. (Get creative, use bright yellow paper or laminate them for endurance.) Put them in your front windows and on your rear (driver side) car door windows...

Maybe if our neighbors read these over-and-over again - one or two of them will take pause before the senseless harm or death to another?

Holster Your Gun -ENG.pdf - https://drive.google.com/open?id=1f5Xej49pAOcl6BRCkv4RHims5KlPkA3Q
Holster Your Gun -SPA.pdf - https://drive.google.com/open?id=1-Z9UkFjZAli6DHVkL9jKIbEj-GHXRDUq

Do it or not - it's up to you.

I am not anti-gun.
I am anti-stupidity.
I am against the foolish use of lethal force when it is not called for - like when your life is NOT threatened.
Verbal or domestic arguments should NEVER be resolved by gunfire!

Please pass this on to all you love!
Thanks for your help!
FG

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-chicago-shootings-violence-20180703-story.html

  • Padre ,

    Very nice. Unfortunately those who would choose lethal force would never pay any attention to this on light post.
    This would be nice to hear from the pulpit , in a preshift meeting before starting work, on a tee shirt. On the wall in a barber shop, Starbucks or dunkin donuts. Or a bench on the street waiting for the bus.
    Even on the wall of a funeral home. On the expressway billboards.

  • Father Greg God knows what you did...

    What would it cost to publish in places like you said? Pennies? We OURSELVES must stop the insanity of violence NOW! Can we rely upon our elected and appointed officials?
    History says NO. Can we rely on our churches to make declarations? History says NO.

    Sadly, the only church "smart...

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    What would it cost to publish in places like you said? Pennies? We OURSELVES must stop the insanity of violence NOW! Can we rely upon our elected and appointed officials?
    History says NO. Can we rely on our churches to make declarations? History says NO.

    Sadly, the only church "smart enough" to avoid entanglement with the government is the Roman Catholics, a private "corporation sole". All other churches have been lured, by their boards of directors, into filing and acting "under the government" and not maintaining their true constitutional right for separation "from government".

    I’m not saying the Roman church is the "right way", I don't think they are, I’m saying other churches that ELECT under IRS 501 code are doing the wrong way. That’s because once a parish declares itself a NFP corp. under the IRS - they are FORBIDDEN to make any statement from the pulpit which may be seen as political, even for the benefit of their flock.

    If you don't believe - just look to pastor Pfleger of St. Sabina's Church on the south side of Chicago. The gov/IRS cannot stop or threaten him or his church - Why? Because they are outside civil law and act under "God's law" while protected by our constitution. Even Jesse Jackson, Sr. is now BEHIND Pfleger - he knows, as Roman Catholic pastor, is unstoppable.

    I’m sure I’m going to take some push-back for saying all this - but the law was established 242 years ago to insure that this would remain true today. We must all become smarter and think for ourselves - allow the rule of law that was originally enshrined in our constitution to prevail.

    Finally, back to our government and pastors/churches failing us to put educational pressure on society to stop unwarranted lethal violence as a solution to personal, domestic, or economic conflict - until every church is free to say what it needs to say - we will all be damned to the culture of violence that bubbles up from the frustration of those not taught to believe that EVERY life has value

Jun 30

Updated Jul 03

Lost Cat

Cat missing from Fullerton/Central/Grand area. The family would like to find as soon as possible. Child is missing their pet. If you find this cat there is a reward being offered. If you have the cat in your possession please call 773-807-5923. Any possible sightings in the area please respond to this posting. Please spread the word on Facebook.

  • PetParent Founder of Pitter Patter Parenting

    OMG, that's awful. Another reason to keep our kitties indoors. I'm so sorry for the family, especially any children. Thanks for trying to help.

  • It is very sad. From what I understand she had gotten out around the placement of an air conditioner. Thank you also for being concerned enough to offer good advice.

Oct 03

Updated Jul 03

Cook County Towing/Avondale Collision - Open Meeting at City Hall

Neighbors - we've all complained now we must insist the City follow through! Please attend an open meeting at City Hall, 121 N LaSalle, room 805 on Thurs, Oct 5, 10 AM.

The purpose of this meeting is to address the numerous complaints of reckless driving, aggressive behavior, noise at all hours of the day and night, misuse of the lot at Keeler & Milwaukee in accordance with zoning, and overall "junkyard" state of the property occupied by these businesses.

Please attend. Please bring your neighbors. Please call the alderman's office, and more importantly 911 when you see issues happening in real time.

We deserve respectful neighbors in our community and these businesses are infringing on our safety.

  • To address the concerns and take steps towards being better neighbors, AC was advised that they needed to operate inside the scope of their business license. Their working hours should not go past 6 p.m. They should provide their contract with CCT for review. They are only permitted 15 (possibly...

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    To address the concerns and take steps towards being better neighbors, AC was advised that they needed to operate inside the scope of their business license. Their working hours should not go past 6 p.m. They should provide their contract with CCT for review. They are only permitted 15 (possibly 16) spaces on their Milwaukee-facing lot. They should not load out or receive any cars on the Keeler side. Drops on the Milwaukee side must be on the property (street drops not allowed). Signage was required (and subsequently displayed) pertaining to driving cautiously and being quiet. Vendors are to use the Milwaukee-side entrance only to conduct business.

    Per the owner of Avondale Collision, they used to but do not currently have a contract with Cook County Towing.

    I call all this non-progress because the last meeting with Chicago Business Affairs and Consumer Protection it was deemed that AC provided all documentation and signage to maintain their business and continue to operate at Milwaukee and Keeler, and since then we've seen the number of cars in the lot continue to grow again, CCT continue to drop off cars after 6pm + AC being open beyond 6pm. The only "win" I've witnessed is that the CCT are less likely to idle next to my home, but, from the comments here and recent comments on Facebook, it sounds like they have just found new spots to and neighbors to disturb. Please keep calling 911 to report reckless driving, please keep telling the Aldermans this is unacceptable behavior from a neighbor.

  • No contract with CCT...what a joke, I’m going to snap a photo every chance I see a cct truck dropping a car off

Jul 01

Lost - Family dog (beagle) Bucky. Please help us find him.

Family dog (beagle) Bucky is missing from Wellington Ave/McVicker Ave, Belmont Central area. A family is missing a dear member since 11:30am, Sunday, July 1st. If you find him, there is a REWARD being offered. If you have him in your possession, please call 312-451-6175. Any possible sightings in the area please respond to this posting. PLEASE, PLEASE, help us find him and post on your Facebook page any other Social Media.

Jul 01

Lost - Family dog (beagle) Bucky. Please help us find him.

Family dog (beagle) Bucky is missing from Wellington Ave/McVicker Ave, Belmont Central area. A family is missing a dear member since 11:30am, Sunday, June 1st. If you find him, there is a reward being offered. If you have him in your possession, please call 312-451-6175. Any possible sightings in the area please respond to this posting. PLEASE, PLEASE HELP US, spread the word on Facebook and any other social media. Thank you!

Jul 01

Emergency- Please help us locate our family beagle. His name is Bucky.

Please help us locate our family beagle Bucky. He has been in our family since he was only a few mobths old. He was last seen in the intersection of McVicker Ave and Wellington Ave. Around 11:30am. Sunday, June 1st. He is wearing a Kong brand gray collar. Please contact me at 312-451-6175 or call 911 to report you have seen him.

Jul 01

Emergency- Missing Family Beagle His name is Bucky

Please help us locate Bucky. He’s been in our family since ha was a few months old. He’s our family member. He has brown, black and white spots. Wearing a Kongo gray collar. No tags. He was last seen in the area of Wellington Ave and McVicker Ave. Please contact me at 312-451-6175 if found or call 911 to report.

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Updated Jun 23

Illegal handyman flyers posted on my garage which has two “No Soliciting” signs posted

So, after months of having my two “No Soliciting” ignored and illegal handymen flyers taped to my garage I’ve decided to get some satisfaction.

I called Jose yesterday and gave him an imaginary address about half way down the block from me. He stopped by half an hour later in the alley to look at the garage that “needed a lot of work”. Soon after getting there he started texting & calling me for me to come out. After about 20 minuets he drove away. I then texted him and told him why I just wasted 30 mins of his time. He replied in a viulgar laced text.

It made my day, no it made my week!

Hello, neighbor. This thread was closed due to violations of the EveryBlock community guidelines, which intend to keep discussions informative, friendly and respectful.

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Swastikas at Kilbourn Park

Hello,

It deeply saddens to me to notify everyone that on Sunday June 17 a number of swastika, white nationalist, anti refugee, and generally hateful stickers with razor blades hidden underneath were found at and around Kilbourn Park.

Majority of these were removed by community members and myself in the presence of police officers. Over TEN razor blades were located under the stickers, so that should anyone attempt to remove these stickers, the potential for harm was present. These were...

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Hello,

It deeply saddens to me to notify everyone that on Sunday June 17 a number of swastika, white nationalist, anti refugee, and generally hateful stickers with razor blades hidden underneath were found at and around Kilbourn Park.

Majority of these were removed by community members and myself in the presence of police officers. Over TEN razor blades were located under the stickers, so that should anyone attempt to remove these stickers, the potential for harm was present. These were within the playground perimeter as well.

Police have asked that if more stickers of this nature are found to please call Area North headquarters at (312) 744-8263 with the location of the stickers and state that you are calling to report more stickers of a hateful nature to add to the already existing report from Kilbourn park on 6/17/18.

At this time they requested that they not be removed so that an officer may come evidence the sticker and potentially collect prints.

Currently, there are still stickers within the park that have not been removed and I intend to call the authorities today to inquire why they have not been taken down. Additionally, municipal stop signs at Kenneth and Roscoe still have stickers as well as a pedestrian yield sign at 3342 Kostner.

Thank you for your attention and awareness of this event.

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    How can I contact you, Dinah? This is unacceptable.

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Updated Jun 18

Rest In Peace

For the cat I called Buddy who was TNRd and then abandoned by his "caretaker" I want to tell people that you will be missed and you were loved.

I was feeding him and the other abandoned cats that were left behind. On Saturday some neighbors told me different versions of the same story about a cat being killed in the street. I have since come to believe it was Buddy. No one else may have cared but I am terribly sad and it is a shame that he died like this.

Rest in peace Buddy. You deserved better.

  • The Butterfly Effect

  • Thank you Leslie. I wish I had a picture of him. I don't consider I made his life better at all. All I did was feed him and talk to him. He deserved much better. I believe all animals (like children) deserve loving homes. In a perfect world, right, I...

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    Thank you Leslie. I wish I had a picture of him. I don't consider I made his life better at all. All I did was feed him and talk to him. He deserved much better. I believe all animals (like children) deserve loving homes. In a perfect world, right, I know. I am still feeding the others except now I am not seeing them. I know they know he is gone. That is another part of this that is staying with me. They lost a family member and I can never undo that for them. At least now people can read this post and know that a cat who seemingly had no one who cared did have someone who cared, and any unfortunate mistreated animal out there should have at least that.

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