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Pieces of Dead Squirrels/Birds

I have been finding pieces of squirrels and birds around my house. I noticed a large black bird (I think it's a crow) that appears to be nesting in one of the trees nearby. I suspect that the bird has been killing and eating these animals. Does anyone know if there is something that should or could be done about this? I am also concerned if there might be health/safety risks associated with this problem.

  • It's very unlikely that this Crow or any Crow would be doing this if the animal was alive, they may eat the animal if dead, but not alive! It's more of a Hawk or Owl, doing this, I've seen hawks lurking about in the Park, but no Owl's, also, there's a Coyote around the neighborhood as well so be aware! That Crow is not the Problem!!! Same thing was happening in the Park last season, multiple squirrel's showing up with their heads missing!!! Could be a Fox too!!!

  • PennyPenguin Chillin' out on EB

    Agreed. It is the circle of life. Let it be.

  • Carleen Merges in Chicago Single mom concerned about my neighborhood

    I have never seen a crow do anything like that BUT I have seen hawks swooping down and grabbing squirrels and rabbits.

May 03

Updated 3 days ago

Water seepage after the rain

Did anybody get some water in their basement after last nights rain? It looks like the water came in to our basement through the wall in 3 spots... did anyone have the same problem? Does anyone have someone they can recommend and give me a ballpark idea of how mich it would cost to fix?

  • Hello everyone, I know that some of you were interested in this topic. I was waiting to see if with more rain everything will be fine and not even one drop after Mark came out to fix the cracks in our basement. Flat fee of $275 per crack (which was...

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    Hello everyone, I know that some of you were interested in this topic. I was waiting to see if with more rain everything will be fine and not even one drop after Mark came out to fix the cracks in our basement. Flat fee of $275 per crack (which was wayyyyyy less than other companies that I called.) He came out quickly and did the work professionally the same day! We are very happy with his work, glad that he's right in the area so he could come out right away. So here's his info as I recommend him 100% Mark 773-517-2390

  • Thank you.

Apr 30

Updated May 16

Great Rivers Project Needs YOU!

Dear Des Plaines River & Trail Stakeholder,

Active Transportation Alliance recently launched a campaign (we had our kickoff meeting in late February) to bring together key stakeholders, from local elected officials to Country, State, and Federal agencies to regional planning bodies, to form a coalition aimed at addressing access and connectivity issues along the southern end of the Des Plaines River Trail, from Touhy Avenue to North Avenue.

Among the objectives of the coalition are to dive into understanding the...

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Dear Des Plaines River & Trail Stakeholder,

Active Transportation Alliance recently launched a campaign (we had our kickoff meeting in late February) to bring together key stakeholders, from local elected officials to Country, State, and Federal agencies to regional planning bodies, to form a coalition aimed at addressing access and connectivity issues along the southern end of the Des Plaines River Trail, from Touhy Avenue to North Avenue.

Among the objectives of the coalition are to dive into understanding the political, geographic, and funding barriers that exist along this section of the trail. We’ll also be examining how the forming of a coalition, the release of a Phase I engineering study, and the formation of a “Friends Of” group for this section of the trail can serve as instrumental elements in identify solutions and ensuring improvements are made.

You are invited to the next meeting of the Des Plaines River & Trail Coalition, which will take place from noon – 2 pm on Wednesday, May 23rd at the Franklin Park Police Department building (9451 Belmont Avenue, in the Community Room). Lunch will be provided. At this meeting, we’ll have a thorough discussion of the physical constraints (connectivity, flooding, access, etc.) along the southern end of the Des Plaines River Trail (from Touhy Avenue to North Avenue). We’ll also hear from one of the founders of the Cal-Sag Trail Coalition and the Friends of the Cal-Sag Trail on how they formed their organizations and how they identified and achieved their goals.

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP at the following link: http://go.pardot.com/l/213232/2018-04-24/2whlr

We hope to see you at noon on Wednesday, May 23rd!

Matt Gomez
Trail Advocacy Manager
Active Transportation Alliance
35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 1782
Chicago, IL 60601
P 312.216.0474 (direct)
F 312.427.4907
matt@activetrans.org

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  • By Neighbors For Neighbors Problems do get solved when neighbors get involved

    Anyone can attend. Please do!

  • By Neighbors For Neighbors Problems do get solved when neighbors get involved

    Good Afternoon Des Plaines River & Trail Stakeholder,

    This is just a reminder that the next Des Plaines River & Trail Coalition is scheduled for next Wednesday, May 23rd (from Noon – 2 pm at the Franklin Park Police Department building - 9451 Belmont Avenue). Lunch will be provided. If...

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    Good Afternoon Des Plaines River & Trail Stakeholder,

    This is just a reminder that the next Des Plaines River & Trail Coalition is scheduled for next Wednesday, May 23rd (from Noon – 2 pm at the Franklin Park Police Department building - 9451 Belmont Avenue). Lunch will be provided. If you’re interested in attending and haven’t yet RSVP’d, please do so at: http://go.pardot.com/l/213232/2018-04-24/2whlr

    For this meeting, we’ll be exploring in great detail the existing trail connections and some possible access points along the southern segment of the DPRT with the project managers from Christopher B. Burke Engineering (who are conducting the Phase I engineering study). We’ll also have a presentation from Diane Banta (of the National Park Service), who helped found the Cal-Sag Trail Coalition and Friends of the Cal-Sag Trail and was instrumental in getting the Cal-Sag Trail moving forward.

    See you next week!

    Matt Gomez
    Trail Advocacy Manager
    Active Transportation Alliance
    35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 1782
    Chicago, IL 60601
    P 312.216.0474 (direct)
    F 312.427.4907
    matt@activetrans.org

May 13

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MUMS 'N ROSES

Get away with the daily thorns and show HER a special thanks this Mother's Day with a unique rose ice cream [with rose water and edible rose petals] from BISTRO 6050 [6050 W. Irving Park road, just befor the Chicago Public Library]

May 08

Updated May 10

Atrocious Experience at Slice Factory in Elmwood Park

This isn't a particularly hyped type of place, but it does seem to be fairly popular in the new neighborhood I moved to. Just wanted to share my experience for anyone who might happen across it.

Absolutely atrocious. Delivery arrived damaged and the driver handed me my food in various boxes outside the bag. I told him I didn’t want to accept the order because it was mostly damaged and leaking and I couldn’t even get it inside in the...

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This isn't a particularly hyped type of place, but it does seem to be fairly popular in the new neighborhood I moved to. Just wanted to share my experience for anyone who might happen across it.

Absolutely atrocious. Delivery arrived damaged and the driver handed me my food in various boxes outside the bag. I told him I didn’t want to accept the order because it was mostly damaged and leaking and I couldn’t even get it inside in the state it was in. He more or less shrugged and said take it up with the restaurant. This jerk didn’t even bother to help me carry it upstairs even though it was no longer in deliverable condition.

Called the restaurant to complain and they said they could make me a new order. I declined because I’m not waiting another two hours to deal with the same delivery guy. They said they would refund. When I didn’t get an email saying it was refunded, I called Grubhub. Shocker, the restaurant never called to refund. Grubhub then had to contact the restaurant, who admitted they had received my call but not taken action, and again, offered to remake the order. No dice. I demanded a refund for the portion of my order that was damaged and inedible and for the driver's tip to be refunded.

Even the items that were not damaged were just terrible. A burger and fries are not supposed to be so damp they are falling apart and the Buffalo fries were missing the chicken and bleu cheese that were supposed to come on them (also completely soggy and inedible, I could mush them with a fork they were so soft). I've tried this restaurant once before and they left an item out of the order, but their Cobb salad was great so I decided to give them another shot. Mistake on my end.

Terrible food, terrible service and the delivery guy should be fired. You don't hand someone destroyed, leaking boxes of food, refuse to take it back and not even help them get the order inside. Anyone in the Belmont Cragin and Elmwood Park area steer clear.

  • If it's the one on Grand this this must of happened a while ago because the slice Factory been closed for at least 6 months to a year

  • No. Harlem

May 10

Local Landscaper Wanted

Hello,
We are looking for a local company to do some heavy work on our front and back lawns. We need tilling, some sod, stumps removed and recommendations on what to do with bushes that appear dead to me as well as removal of wood chips and gravel. Looking to get this all done before it gets too far into summer. Thank you!

May 09

Updated May 09

FOUND DOG 2900 N NATOMA

Just found a dog with a collar but no tags, wandering alone and wet on Natoma. If you know this pup, please contact us. It's a male, about 20 lbs prob, shaggy/terrier, grayish color. (Pic doesnt want to attach)

  • Reunited! Yay puppy! Lived on Wellington and ran away from the thunder!

May 09

Lost Dogs Illinois added a new photo.

Is This Your Lost Dog? #Chicago #IL #Montclare (Natoma & Wellington) Male Mix. Grey/Tan. Call 773-732-8830. This dog is not for adoption - finder will only accept calls/from the actual owner. Friendly. Found 05/09/2018. Cook County. 60634. To see this pet’s location on the Helping Lost Pets Map: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/v2/?pID=2321050 More Info, Photos and to Contact: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/petdetail/?id=2321050

    Lost Dogs Illinois
    This is an album of dogs that have been found by good Samaritans.
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Apr 28

Bell Park Flea Market

Register now for the June 2, 2018 Bell Park Flea Market
Tables and sales directly support park improvements, programs,
and Bell Park Baseball!

To register: send an email request to: BellParkPAC@gmail.com

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Plumbing company recommendation?

Can anyone suggest a good reasonable plumbing company to replace my hot & cold water valves for the washer. No need to open wall, just shut down water line in the building. Anyone might be able to give me an estimate? So far I was told $325. I think kinda high. Thx

Apr 21

Updated Apr 25

Concrete stair repair and iron railing repainting contractors

I saw a post on this same topic from 2014, but was looking for more up to date information. I am looking for a contractor to do concrete repair on the front steps of my house. Specifically, I have a crack and separation along the base of the first riser at the walkway (see photo). Other than this there is no major problems with the concrete. Ultimately, what I would like to have done is crack repair, new parge coat, and iron railings prep and paint. Looking for suggestions on contractors used for similar projects in my area. Thanks in advance.

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Updated Apr 12

Sidewalks Need to be Repaved

Does anyone know who is responsible for repaving the side walks here in the city? Some of the sidewalks in my neighborhood are in terrible shape and I wasn't sure if this is something that the city or the owner of the residence is in charge of getting fixed.

Thanks in advance.

  • Concrete used to be about $100 a yard, but that was about 10 years ago, there's a formula U use, by length x depth x thickness, so it depends on how much the City pays for it, vs. how much needs to be laid!!!

  • Also, U can't just hire someone to come out lay concrete and expect the City to pay half of the Bill, the City will tell U to go Scratch!!! U have to through their shared programming to be eligible for the Discounted Price! But if U really want it for...

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    Also, U can't just hire someone to come out lay concrete and expect the City to pay half of the Bill, the City will tell U to go Scratch!!! U have to through their shared programming to be eligible for the Discounted Price! But if U really want it for free, Try NBC 5 investigates to put a flame under the City's A-s in an effort to have Ur problem rectified!!! Also, Denise, that rate seems very low to me, don't forget when U do Concrete, U have to pay Laborers, Concrete finishers, time the concrete truck stands idle, etc., So it's going to be a little more than just by the sq. Footage, plus they only sell it by the Yard that I know of!!! You can try googling a concrete place and ask them, like Zinga to give U a better quote if this helps, U may actually need a permit as well if U plan on ripping up the Concrete Yourself, & don't forget disposal fees!!!!

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