2 days ago

Updated 39 min ago

Church parking

Seems like this makes crossing Logan even more dangerous than usual when you can't see oncoming traffic at all.

  • Riding Westbound in that traffic lane under the overpass is probably one on the most dangerous 200 feet in Logan Square. I always jump the curb and take the sidewalk. And yes, I don't understand why bikers ride down the Blvd., when there is a perfectly good service drive that you can ride. Why interfere with motorists when you have what amounts to a bike lane?

  • Peter W. 20-yr Logan Sq Resident

    Glen, I always see cars being driven faster on Fullerton than on Armitage. On Logan Boulevard I see car drivers accelerate when it is clear and open.

1 hour ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Clayco Armitage and Milwaukee

Anyone notice the cool towers at Armitage and Milwaukee? Looked it up and the plans look nothing like the current sate of the build.

http://www.claycorp.com/p/30740/milwaukee-armitage/

    Milwaukee & Armitage - Clayco
    http://www.claycorp.com
  • I did notice that. I don't think I'd use the word "cool" though -- more imposing and out of place.

3 days ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Found Dog - help

Friendly - found near Palmer and Hamlin.

6 hours ago

Small Business Saturday in Logan Square

Join us for #SmallBizSat this Nov 25 and
#ShopSmall at the businesses you love.
When you Shop, Dine, Drink and more
at participating businesses on Small Business Saturday,
You have the chance to win cool prizes.
To be entered in the drawing,
Simply snap a photo of your receipt and email it to us at info@LoganChamber.org
More details at www.LoganChamber.org
Or follow us on Instagram and Facebook for updates.
@LoganSqChamberofCommerce

16 hours ago

2 days ago

Updated 32 hours ago

Cat sighting

I was working in the yard of my 3 flat and this friendly lost cat showed up. It is very friendly and followed me around the entire time, going into the building & garage. I gave it some food and water. No collar on it. I don't live at this property, so I couldn't do more than feed and do some postings. I saw it at around 2:30 today and on the 3300 block of W. Pierce Ave. Please PM me if this nice kitty is yours.

  • That's a gorgeous cat. Hope it's got a home and is safe for the coming winter.
    Would like to believe a cat that clean and friendly has a home nearby -- but there's no guarantee it wasn't recently abandoned. Hope not though...

  • I live right over there. Next time, please scoop the cat up and bring it to the nearest vet which would be Village West to see if the cat has a microchip. I will try to see if I can go over there and look for this cat and get it scanned for a chip.

40 hours ago

40 hours ago

Oct 17 2014

Updated 40 hours ago

Ronny's Bar Project/Golden Teardrops Happening?

Anyone in the know know what happened or is going to happen with the Ronny's bar conversion that was planned by some of the Longman and Eagle/Parsons folks? They were going to totally rehab Ronny's bar. I see they initially applied for permits back in June and July...as referenced below...but there seems to have been no activity since. I'm curious if they're still going to move ahead. It would be nice to have that eyesore renovated.

VENTILATION REVIEW 2014-07-24 DENIED
STRUCTURAL REVIEW 2014-07-16 DENIED
ELECTRICAL REVIEW 2014-07-09 DENIED
FIRE PREVENTION REVIEW 2014-07-09 DENIED
PRELIMINARY INTAKE REVIEW 2014-06-03 APPROVED
ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW INCOMPLETE
MAYOR'S OFFICE/PEOPLE W/DISAB 2014-07-10 DENIED
REFRIGERATION REVIEW 2014-07-09 DENIED
LANDSCAPE REVIEW (ZONING) 2014-08-12 DENIED
PLUMBING REVIEW 2014-07-21 DENIED

  • Peter Toalson Land and Sea Dept.

    all;

    First of all, sorry for the long delay in communication.

    (Near the ends of these types of projects, there are so many things left in the hands of the city, city inspectors, it's hard to know when to post an update, as we ourselves wait for all of the...

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    all;

    First of all, sorry for the long delay in communication.

    (Near the ends of these types of projects, there are so many things left in the hands of the city, city inspectors, it's hard to know when to post an update, as we ourselves wait for all of the unknowns to reveal themselves. I hope the gap in responding wasn't too frustrating!)

    That said, I'm please to report that we are officially open!

    Please do stop in, if only to poke around and see the place. And ask for me while there, if I'm around I'd happily meet any of you in person and discuss the project in more detail.

    Thank you all so very much for the continued patience and support in bringing this business to life. It has been a long, long process - for sure - but we are very happy with the results and are so excited to share it with the neighborhood.

    petercreigtoalson
    Land and Sea Dept.

  • Thank you, Peter, for your consistent updates and for bringing Lonesome Rose to the neighborhood! My husband and I stopped in with our toddler this morning, and Jason & the rest of the staff were delightful (as was the beautiful space & breakfast options). Hoping we can stop in again ASAP for dinner/drinks and hope this fall/winter goes by in a blink so we can check out the rooftop!

4 days ago

Updated 47 hours ago

Home repair scams

There are some guys driving around in a big shinny new bright blue pick up truck asking if you want any home repairs (foundations/cement work). One guy comes out of the truck and ask people who are outside working on their house. He comes up to you very nicely like he knows you. He was carrying a black folder we assume to write people estimates. We said no and they left. There is no name on the truck and the back plate on the truck has a darken plastic cover over it so you can not read the plate number. Male 30's dark hair buzz cut.

  • so what's the scam part?

    what happens next?

  • Scam is they either do the work, and its super shotty, and they have your money, or they will case your house. Classic scam and has been going on for a long time. Google scams like this, not hard to find.

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Shots fired at Lawndale and Altgeld - again

Just heard 3 shots fired. Sounded like it came from the same spot as a few nights ago. Stay safe, neighbors.

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Hit and Run last night

Last night (Friday) a little after 7:00pm my husband was hit by a car while crossing the street at California + Cortland. The police came, and he was taken to the hospital with a concussion, broken nose, and pretty badly beat up. We are grateful it wasn't worse. Regardless, the video from the liquor store wasn't enough to see a license plate. We think it was a red Ford SUV. If anyone saw anything could you let me know? Thank you!

  • krw

    And I am so sorry this happened to you and so glad its not worse. Take care.

  • Douglas Raul Williams Family history in Logan Square since 1970

    Positive thoughts to your family. If you get more information on the vehicle please post it.

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Scam? Peoples Energy Bill??

I live at the Drake/Armitage Block and 3 people (one guy, 2 women) just came to my house asking to see a copy of my People's Gas energy bill. Told them no. They told me if they don't look at it my prices will increase sky rocking next month. Is this a new scam going around?

  • Ms. Wicker KidZ

    Don't do this even the people who call and say they can lower your electricity or gas bill it's not true. I fell for this scam and started seeing my utility bills strange big very big.
    What they do is they add there fake company onto your bill so now on top of your real bill you will now
    owe let's pretend Blue Star
    Electric also. I was angry
    but I finally had them removed after along fight.
    These companies are fake
    don't fall for it.

  • chi, I disagree.....don't hand them anything....don't even open the door!

5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Boxes needed

Hi! Looking for boxes, I will pick them up! Thanks!

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Yet another stray package....

Hello all,

I figured I'd give it a try. If you live in the vicinity of Maplewood and Logan, and received an unexpected package, about 12" x 12" x 4" (cardboard box) addressed to the last name Martin, could you message me? I know it's a long shot, but it was an eBay purchase and USPS shows it as having been delivered to the front door. (And if you're the person who stole it, I hope you have a 16mm film projector because otherwise it's junk to you...)

Thanks,

Jeff

  • Good neighbor! I have lived on Troy St. since 1990 and love it!

    UPS sent me a message they had delivered my package. I looked all over, not there! I told LL Bean, which sent a replacement. It arrived. Then I got a message from LL Bean saying they had received my return. I asked, what return? Turns out UPS SAID they had...

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    UPS sent me a message they had delivered my package. I looked all over, not there! I told LL Bean, which sent a replacement. It arrived. Then I got a message from LL Bean saying they had received my return. I asked, what return? Turns out UPS SAID they had delivered my package, but never did. Instead, it was somewhere in their warehouse or truck and they returned it. I wonder if something similar happened to you. I have had packaged delivered by UPS for years, I am friends with the driver even and this has never happened. Best of luck finding your package or at least learning its fate.

  • i talked to the delivery person yesterday and let her know what's going on. having my packages shipped to work. hope the idiot who got mine enjoys their magnifiying readers and hand-carved mexican wrestler.

  • Badger on Logan Chicago since 1988

    It is likely stolen, but I have had at least one package that showed "delivered" on the USPS website that was in fact at the post office all along. When I asked how this could happen, blank stares. Could be a mixup, but I wonder if there are productivity targets to meet, not to mention the inconvenience of filling out a little card to leave for you....

Nov 14

Updated 3 days ago

    Gentrifiers Prefer Blondes
    My neighborhood in West L.A. is like a gated community, but without the gates. Single-family residences only; no apartments allowed. No stores or home-run businesses. The homeowners association enforces its rules and regs with an iron fist. Occupancy limits ensure that a hot mess of "huddled-massers" can't move all 300 members of their immediate family into one house.
    http://takimag.com
  • Racism against whites. GTFOH!!!!

  • Mute Mute Me

    Saying racism against whites doesnt exist is racist in itself. I suggest a brush up on the definition. Saying anything is possible or impossible simply based on race is racist.

3 days ago

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6 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Bike stolen (Fyxation Eastside champion with stripes)

Hi Neighbors, if you see this bike anywhere, please reach out. I love this bike, and it was stolen while I was getting married, super bogus. I recently replaced the fork, so the front does not have the stripes that the body has, making it unique. It was stolen from our basement laundry room in Logan Square near Unity Park. It has a black rack and a copper bell.

  • Achilles Flaneur ear witness

    Very sorry to hear about this and the timing is especially lousy. A number of everyblock neighbors had similar experiences earlier this year in this neighborhood,myself included. We think the thief used a credit card to jimmy the lock as there was no sign of forced entry and we had only a doorknob lock on our exterior basement door.
    i wish you luck in finding it and best wishes in your marriage.

  • Rob Lejman Chicago born and raised. North side.

    Thank you

Nov 15

Updated 4 days ago

Anyone get a misdirected package on Tuesday?

It's probably stolen, but i'm hoping against hope someone got my package by mistake yesterday. It's about a foot tall, delivered around 1 p.m. in the area of calf. and armitage. it's just a folk art carving -- nothing fabulously valuable -- but had sentimental value and was intended to as a gift. It was shipped from Santa Monica, CA, to my address on california ave. in chicago. please let me know if you have seen a package -- or...

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It's probably stolen, but i'm hoping against hope someone got my package by mistake yesterday. It's about a foot tall, delivered around 1 p.m. in the area of calf. and armitage. it's just a folk art carving -- nothing fabulously valuable -- but had sentimental value and was intended to as a gift. It was shipped from Santa Monica, CA, to my address on california ave. in chicago. please let me know if you have seen a package -- or the remains of one (if stolen, it might have been dumped when they saw what was in it) usps tracking says they "left by mailbox" which in my case would have been the sidewalk, instead of leaving it somewhere sensible, like the porch, so it could be anywhere.

  • there was a news report on nbc local news last night re "rash of package theft" ...the report was made up of people's security cameras showing various folks running off with their packages,so i guess it has started. i do have a hiding place between two planters that sometimes the...

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    there was a news report on nbc local news last night re "rash of package theft" ...the report was made up of people's security cameras showing various folks running off with their packages,so i guess it has started. i do have a hiding place between two planters that sometimes the carrier uses, sometimes not, but having everything sent to work right now or just not buying. amazon is pretty good about replacing low cost items that get stolen. it was the pricy ebay package (sent fed ex with no signature and no insurance and then locally delivered by uspc that i am sol out for more than 100 bucks.) live and learn.

  • Achilles Flaneur ear witness

    That's really too bad; now you're going to need a new hiding place too.

6 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Found Dog (Logan Square, Milwaukee and Talmand)

Found a pup wandering the Chase/Bubbleland parking lot this morning at 10am. He’s about 50lbs, Black/white/grey with white paws. Seems like a shepherd/lab/hound mix. Had a collar but no name/contact.

Let’s find this little buddy his family!

  • TWP

    Thanks, Tim. We took him to Animal Control and they said he had a chip. Still no clear whether they've tracked down the owner, but I'll update when I hear more. Interesting that you've seen a dog so close to where we live.

  • Philip Independent Business owner ,47th. ward since 1968

    Great job by great people, thanks for helping this little lost guy.

4 days ago

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5 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Hit & Run of older man w/cane on Tue 11/13/17 LoSqu, Chgo 60647

Hit & Run of elderly Latino man Tue 11/13/17 approx 9p on W. Armitage near N. Central Park/Eastbound lane. CPR was performed in the field and in the Ambo, but I suspect man died since no resp or heartbeat noted, and he was lying as still as a statue on the ground w/no chest movement/respirations or consciousness. The driver got this man good.

The police took statements but no one saw what happened except after the collision they saw the...

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Hit & Run of elderly Latino man Tue 11/13/17 approx 9p on W. Armitage near N. Central Park/Eastbound lane. CPR was performed in the field and in the Ambo, but I suspect man died since no resp or heartbeat noted, and he was lying as still as a statue on the ground w/no chest movement/respirations or consciousness. The driver got this man good.

The police took statements but no one saw what happened except after the collision they saw the driver stopped then take off. No driver or car discription was provider either. However, one witness said the man flew up and over loosing his shoes in the process.

It was sad and humbling watching someone die in front of you in the middle of the street.
Call CPD in Lo Squ or Hermosa if you have any details about this accident. I havene't seen the story in any social media or news outlet to date. Sad.

Nov 15

Updated 5 days ago

Found purse

Found a purse Belden-Kimball no ids. Very few things in purse. It was soaking wet from the rain.

6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Suspicious Activity

Hi all,

I think there is a man casing the homes on the 2900 block of Wisner. He rang my doorbell on Tuesday evening, but had left my porch by the time I came to the door. I saw him pacing in front of my house and talking on his phone. Yesterday he rang again. When I answered the door, he asked me if we have Comcast cable and internet. When I answered “yes,” he said “Then I can’t sell you anything” and left. I didn’t take a good look at him. He was an Asian man with medium to heavy build. He was wearing light colored clothes.

  • Bonnie L. Braverman Logan Square Lover

    If you are him again call the police. Don't answer your door unless you know who is behind the closed door. Be very careful and keep us posted.

  • You can also request 'suspicious activity' on you block by calling the police station and police cars will make extra trips down your block. (If you re close to a school, that helps in the call.) Do call because remember 'if it doesn't feel right, than is is mostly likely NOT right.." We watch out for each other..

Nov 10

Updated 5 days ago

Looking semi regular handyman

I own a 3 flat in Logan Square and 2nd floor tenant wants deadbolt installed and french doors repaired (extent of damage is unknown).

I would like to find someone nearby who I could rely on for continuing, though infrequent, service.

  • Achilles Flaneur ear witness

    consistent use of pro-biotic yogurts will help your handyman become regular.

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

    Chia seeds, too (with an added bonus of lowering blood sugar)

Nov 14

Updated 5 days ago

Looking for a daily dog walker (M-F) in Logan Square!

I am looking for dog walker to walk my furry baby around 5PM, Monday through Friday. I prefer someone who is working independently.

Are you someone who provides this service or can you recommend someone?

Thanks!

  • AprilsAngelsPets 12-year dog walking provider

    I would be happy to help. I have been working independently for 12 years as a dog walker now. Before that i worked at two different dog daycares and as an assistant trainer.

  • carrie 40-year Palmer Square resident

    I recommend "Home Alone" - terrific service for my kitties. Erin is an independent and has great reviews on Yelp.

Nov 07

Updated 6 days ago

PRCC CEO JOSE LOPEZ and HP Aldermen got loans from Chicago Gentrification Bank of Clout

Jose Lopez, anti-gentrification kingpin of Humboldt Park, got $680,000 refi loan on his Thomas St two flat in 2015 from tiny Belmont Bank & Trust. Bank of Clout BB&T is run by Chicago zoning lawyer James Banks and specializes in condo loans. Lopez joined political buddies Aldermen Roberto Maldonado and Joe Moreno in getting loan from bank which specializes in funding condo upzones & gentrification for developers represented by Banks zoning law firm who got Pay to Play up zones for teardowns approved by Aldermen like Maldonado & Moreno.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/2-chicago-aldermen-got-loans-from-bank-headed-by-lawyer-then-oked-his-clients-projects-the-watchdogs/

    Aldermen got loans from bank led by lawyer, OKed his clients' projects
    While backing plans to build condos in their wards, two aldermen representing Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Wicker Park and other booming neighborhoods got loans from a bank headed by the lawyer for the developers, a Chicago Sun-Times investigation has found. Ald. Roberto Maldonado (45th) and Ald.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com
  • @rakarwowski you do know that last link disagrees with you, right?

    "This article says Dems outnumber Repubs but I don’t see it. Granted, I’ve done about 20 minutes of internet research. Furthermore, a common theme I see with the GOP sex offenders is child molestation. The Republican party feels like Catholic priests. They talk a mean conservative family values game, however in truth, they’re nasty sex offending pedophiles." - the last paragraph of the post

  • RAKARWOWSKI RETIRED CITY WORKER, CLEANING UP HUMBOLDT PARK

    It did seem that way until you read all the way to the end. My response was to BB who is almost always wrong with his posts, "Dems still dont have pedophiles though, so it's ok". All pedophiles on both sides are sick, however in truth, dem nasty sex offending pedophiles are more numerous are get re-elected.

Nov 14

Updated 6 days ago

Shots fired at Altgeld and Lawndale

Shots fired at Altgeld and Lawndale. Police arrived within minutes. Fire truck, ambulance and many police here.

Nov 13

Updated 6 days ago

Stray cat problem

I have a stray cat that consistently sits on top of my car parked in my carport. Normally this wouldn't bother me but it's using my hood as a bathroom and a scratch pad. I intend to trap and bring to animal control unless someone has another suggestion.

  • PAWS has traps available. You can put a refundable deposit down and pick up the trap. You can then take the cat (in the trap) to Paws in Little Village for neutering or spaying. The cost is $40. That includes rabies shot, revolution flea and tick as well as a microchp and ear tipping.

  • There is a Facebook group called Chicago Community Cats..lots of very cat savvy on it who deal with strays and ferals.

Nov 15

Nov 13

Updated Nov 14

Gunshots in Logan square?

At about 12:40am early Monday I hear what sounded like gunshots. 1 shot then followed by 7 after. Did anyone else hear this? I call 911 to be on the safe side I told them it sounded like it came from the direction of Diversey and Troy st.

  • bigbadron sorry.

    yeah, i'm trying to figure out what exactly happened. we just got back from a vacation and found out our car was hit. judging by the trajectory, it looks like the shots went north from Diversey. our neighbor said the shots were loud enough as if they were in the alley. regardless if the shots were from the alley or Diversey, the CBS story doesn't make sense. so either they messed up the report, or the guy who was shot was lying about what happened.

  • I’m so sorry your car was hit! The story had it wrong - The shots definitely happened on Troy, I think the guys were heading south, two cars shooting at eathother, as cars windows were shot out from the front and back.

Nov 12

Updated Nov 14

Trees damaged at former MegaMall teardown

Antunovich Associates were the developer here, Houston 7979 Parking is listed as the owner. Fences leaning on trees and falling all over, exposed roots on most of the trees on the lot along Linden, lots of garbage piling up and there are now some trees knocked over.

  • I agree it's a mess and the fence should be fixed before the whole place becomes a dump. Those maple trees are not part of the final design so don't get too attached to them.

  • Michael McDonough Resident of BelCragin

    Why ruin a good view of the blue line as all eight cars disappear into the subway and give way to eight more ascending out from it ?

Nov 14

Nov 08

Updated Nov 13

Full-time Nanny Share - Logan Square

The other family in our nanny share is moving away so we are looking for another family in Logan Square to share our nanny with.

We have a 9 month old, but the nanny is experienced with children of all ages.

The nanny works full time. She does an excellent job engaging the kids, taking them to classes and events, communicating with us, etc. All around great.

Please contact me directly if you are interested or have any questions.

  • Ryan C foremost Avondale hot dog connoisseur

    Hi Pete, we are in Avondale and are going to be looking for a nanny share nearby starting in March. I know it's a bit of a stretch time-wise but perhaps you'd like to trade info just in case? If there's a way to directly message someone on everyblock I haven't figured it out so feel free to drop me an email at: add (dot) subtract (at) gmail (dot) com.

  • If you are still looking, I suggest posting on the Logan Square Parents Unite Facebook page.

  • Tomorrow is another day New resident in North Park Village

    Ryan (and others): Left click on profile name. In next window, see if the Send email link is there. If it is, just left click and a private message (PM) will be sent to that person. If not, then the person has elected to not receive them.

Nov 12

Updated Nov 13

DIY loading zone sign

Phillies Best and Logan Square Auto Repair attaching a sign to a street tree

Oct 26

Updated Nov 13

Dog Owners Be Warned!

Please be aware there is rat poison in front of 2247 N Spaulding. This building is located on Spaulding between Belden and Palmer. The poison is in and around the planter boxes, right next to the sidewalk.

Please be careful and keep your dogs and kids away from this building/area.

We spent all night at the emergency animal hospital because a homeowner chose to be thoughtless and place poison in such a public space.

  • Hi Barbs, If you're responding to Mike’s comment - it’s not rat poison at that address.

  • If you see rat poison, instead of calling the city, just get a broom and sweep it up. It's not that difficult. Don't treat the 311 system like the front desk at your hotel. Just do it.

Nov 02

Updated Nov 13

RIP DNAinfo

As of 4:00pm Thursday 11/2:
https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/

    November 2, 2017
    A lot of what I believed would happen did, but not all of it. Today, DNAinfo and Gothamist deliver news and information each day to over half a million people's email inboxes; we have over 2 million fans across our social channels; and each month, we have over 15 million visits to our sites by over 9 million people.
    http://www.dnainfo.com
  • Don't miss the non mediated comment section full of racist remarks.....good riddance. Can we stop talking about them now? If they were good they have new jobs. 4 months pay?? Cmon!!

  • Achilles Flaneur ear witness

    If there's demand for it, some entrepreneur will pick up these journalists and recreate DNA and make it even better.

Nov 12

Updated Nov 13

Beautiful cat needs a new home!

Sparkie is a beautiful girl looking for a home. A couple years ago when she was a tiny stray kitten, she followed my friend’s son home and had been living with them since. My friend, however, recently inherited her elderly parents’ dogs, and not everyone is getting along.

We tried to have Sparkie come live with us, but she’s afraid of our cats. We are trying to find Sparkie a new home with no dogs where she is the only...

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Sparkie is a beautiful girl looking for a home. A couple years ago when she was a tiny stray kitten, she followed my friend’s son home and had been living with them since. My friend, however, recently inherited her elderly parents’ dogs, and not everyone is getting along.

We tried to have Sparkie come live with us, but she’s afraid of our cats. We are trying to find Sparkie a new home with no dogs where she is the only cat – lizards, fish, and birds probably OK. She is a sweet girl who loves snuggling with humans of all sizes, she just doesn’t like roommates with tails. If you don’t think you can be her new person, please feel free to pass this post to anyone who you think might be interested.

Thanks
Amy

  • Thank you for being willing to help! Sometimes acclimating a cat to a new home can take a little time and needs to be done in a particular way when there are other resident cats. The new cat needs to be confined to a room where she can assess her...

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    Thank you for being willing to help! Sometimes acclimating a cat to a new home can take a little time and needs to be done in a particular way when there are other resident cats. The new cat needs to be confined to a room where she can assess her new surroundings. Items, e.g., blankets, beds, between resident cats and new cat need to be introduced to the others. After some time and the new cat feels comfortable in "her" room, they can be allowed to see each other from a distance. New cat can be introduced to other parts of the house while the residents are confined, etc. It can be a slower than desired process but it can work out. I'm sharing in the hopes you weren't aware like may people and can then re-try the introduction. Thank you again for your kind-heartedness!

  • Jen Baron JBaron

    Carla is right, it can often take a ton of patience in bringing in a new animal. I just adopted 2 kittens about 5 weeks ago and it hasn't been easy for me mainly because I, like other humans want things to happen faster than fur creatures actually need. I'm...

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    Carla is right, it can often take a ton of patience in bringing in a new animal. I just adopted 2 kittens about 5 weeks ago and it hasn't been easy for me mainly because I, like other humans want things to happen faster than fur creatures actually need. I'm definitely learning patience. I did exactly as Carla says above. It took 10 days to get Sammy kitten to come out from under a dresser in his room. About another week before he was able to leave that room. At least another week before he found his favorite spots to sleep in the house and finally he is playing with the other cats...but, he still runs from me! I've wanted to give up a few dozen times but the two kittens are bonded and at least Sammy is now comfortable with his fur brothers. But gosh, it does take some time. Cats DO adjust in due time. Hoping you give Sparkie more time? Its so hard to find new homes considering there are so so many animals out there needing homes. Best of luck to you!

Nov 10

Updated Nov 13

    The Unsung Role That Ordinary Citizens Played in the Great Crime Decline
    This long-term trend has fundamentally altered city life. It has transformed fear-inducing parks and subways into vibrant public spaces. It has lured wealthier whites back into cities. It has raised the life expectancies of black men.
    https://www.nytimes.com
  • Brian Kemper A Concerned Neighbor

    The biggest & most important change that occurred during this "Great Crime Decline" period was completely overlooked. It was the INTERNET becoming available in every household in every neighborhood, all over the world, during this time.

    People living in crime-ridden areas no longer felt isolated nor helpless because INFORMATION was...

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    The biggest & most important change that occurred during this "Great Crime Decline" period was completely overlooked. It was the INTERNET becoming available in every household in every neighborhood, all over the world, during this time.

    People living in crime-ridden areas no longer felt isolated nor helpless because INFORMATION was now easily accessible. And KNOWLEDGE is the biggest catalyst for change that there is. All of the programs & organizations mentioned, benefited greatly by becoming part of the "bigger picture" by connecting to many other communities, sharing ideas, feeling empowered & growing as larger, well organized "movements," which grew very quickly.

    The INTERNET also changed our surveillance of daily life, with a huge increase in the amount of "reality" that we now were exposed to.
    The mobile phone's popularity enabled us now the ability to record life as it was unfolding. These shared videos when put on the internet, expose us all, to all things conceivable, including crime & violence. In a split second, any crime captured on a bystander's mobile phone camera, uploaded onto the "superhighway," could go viral in no time to millions of viewers.
    I vigorously applaud the community members, the activists & the dedicated people that are doing such a noble job to bring about great changes by creating a better quality of life for all of us. Thank you!
    But the birth of the INTERNET has greatly changed everything... everywhere... and forever.
    Just my opinion.

Nov 12

Found Cat

Found small cat on Talman near Fullerton. Dark and stripey. Will take it to look for chip tomorrow.

Nov 12

Pet Family Photos with Santa and Holiday Bazaar

We are so excited that Santa is coming to town and will be making his way to the Whiskers & Tails event. So here's your chance, and your pets chance, to take a family photo with him for a $10.00 donation. *Photos are a Digital File that will be emailed

Please note the following pet photo family times and safety guidelines:

CAT PHOTOS will be taken from 12:oopm - 1:00pm. All cats must come in carriers and have a leash...

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We are so excited that Santa is coming to town and will be making his way to the Whiskers & Tails event. So here's your chance, and your pets chance, to take a family photo with him for a $10.00 donation. *Photos are a Digital File that will be emailed

Please note the following pet photo family times and safety guidelines:

CAT PHOTOS will be taken from 12:oopm - 1:00pm. All cats must come in carriers and have a leash and harness on during the photo.
DOG PHOTOS will be from 1:30pm - 3:00pm. All dogs must be on a secured leash, no breakaways.
*You must be able to control your pet at all times. All vaccinations must be up to date. Please only bring your pet if he/she would be comfortable in this evironment. Santa Photos are fun, but we don't want anyone's pet family to be in stress.

Santa will also make personalized short videos for a $3.00 donation for any of your loved ones that may be naughty or nice and you think need to know that Santa is watching.

Besides Santa, we will also be selling some homemade craft gifts (cat toys, universal cat/dog beds, baked goods, etc). We will have a complimentary buffet Sponsered by our friends, The Halal Guys Skokie (3616 Touhy Ave Skokie IL 60076), and a cash bar.

100% of the proceeds of this event goes to Whiskers & Tails Rescue Foundation, which helps us to continue our mission to help the cats in Chicago.

Nov 10

Updated Nov 12

Today is Veteran's Day ! Thank a Vet today!

Many people on EB feel free to express their opinions without fear from our government. This freedom of speech and expression is not available in every country on the planet.

This freedom is the product of many brave men and women that sacrificed so that we can speak our minds without fear of reprisal.

Please thank a veteran today if you see one.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veterans_Day

    Veterans Day - Wikipedia
    Veterans Day is not to be confused with Memorial Day, a U.S. public holiday in May; Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans, while Memorial Day honors those who died while in military service. It is also not to be confused with Armed Forces Day, a minor U.S.
    https://en.wikipedia.org
  • RAKARWOWSKI RETIRED CITY WORKER, CLEANING UP HUMBOLDT PARK

    You're welcome, it was a pleasure to serve my country and my community.

Nov 07

Updated Nov 12

Orange tabby cat with pink collar and white and grey pendant abandoned.

This yoiubg cat has been wondering around since August. I thought it was owned until recently - I see it running around the alley between Rockwell, Hirsch, Evergreen and WashtanW. I started feeding it and it is super friendly albeit skittish. Does anyone know it’s owner?

  • The cats are owned!! Someone contact me through a neighborhood group. The tags are actually open an animal door when they are close to his home. I am so relieved.

  • Thanks for caring about these cats. It's unfortunate that people are letting their friendly cats outside. I'm not sure if these people are aware, but it is illegal to let your cat roam off your property in Cook County unless it is a feral cat.

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