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Updated 3 days ago

    Animal Control Officers Spend Night Outdoors to Raise Awareness of Cold Weather Dangers | Care2 Causes
    Despite temperatures dipping down to historic lows, some neglectful pet owners apparently think it's fine to leave their dogs and cats outdoors on these subfreezing winter nights. I'm not sure what they could possibly be thinking - do they really believe their pet's fur will keep them warm?
    https://www.care2.com
  • So nice that you experience the weather as these poor domestic animals do.....you are very appreciated!

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Jan 03

Updated 4 days ago

Adoptive Home Wanted

I am looking for an adoptive forever home for my back gate cat. Why not keep her, you ask. Because I have my cats and if they do not accept her than I have no place for her. I also have dogs and a bird (all on different levels of the house). This cat will NOT be free. The money needed will be used for her vet bills. What I am proposing is that she goes from my alley, to...

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I am looking for an adoptive forever home for my back gate cat. Why not keep her, you ask. Because I have my cats and if they do not accept her than I have no place for her. I also have dogs and a bird (all on different levels of the house). This cat will NOT be free. The money needed will be used for her vet bills. What I am proposing is that she goes from my alley, to the vet, to your home. She, I say she but that is my impression, has recently become friendly with the extreme cold. I am now able to pet her but she has never been at a vet or in a home that I know of. She will need to be spayed/neutered, tested for feline leukemia/fiv, and worm tested. Portage Park animal hospital accepts the Friends of Animals certificates for reduced spay/neuter, unless you have a relationship with another vet of your choice, or my vet. I am not working and will do a Go Fund Me page to save her if needed.

Anyone who wants to help me save a life can respond to this post. I will supply an email address once I see any responses. I don't currently have a picture but if I can get one I will add it.

  • Once again, not looking for a lot of feedback which is why I am only posting here on the original post. Anyone wondering what happened? Well, last week I got her into a shelter (won't name it) which had good intentions but since she has never been inside a home...

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    Once again, not looking for a lot of feedback which is why I am only posting here on the original post. Anyone wondering what happened? Well, last week I got her into a shelter (won't name it) which had good intentions but since she has never been inside a home or to a vet (which I had said) she was handled as if I was surrendering a house pet. She freaked out and was then turned away as a "feral". I had no choice other than to bring her back to my alley and hope she would still trust me enough to come back to me. For all of you who are going to say why not take her to Animal Control - have you seen the news? And this was last week before they made the news for overcrowding, plus she was frantic and I didn't want her put down immediately for that. Good news is that she is still coming back to me, friendly but more skittish again. Back to square one. I'm still trying to get her in a shelter (one that I also won't name) where I have taken this kind of cat before and the outcome was "adopted", that is what I was told, and I have to make myself believe is true because you never really know. A cat or dog isn't going to search you out in ten years, like a child who was adopted, and say that you saved, or ruined, their life.

    OK, anyone who got this far thanks for caring enough to read this through. I just need to share the heartache that this causes me so that I can remember that there are others out there who care, maybe not on my block or street, but somewhere in the city.

  • Hi Helpful..it sounds like Kitty is a canidate for trap neuter return. There is a group called Cats in my Yard. Along with the Chicago Community Cats Facebook page hopefully you can get some advice/assistance. Tree House (on Touhy and Ridge) sell low cost outdoor shelters and there are also do it yourself instructions online. I agree do NOT call Animal Care and Control.

    Catsinmyyard.com. there is a contact form

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Jan 10

Updated 6 days ago

ICE/7-11

ICE is in the House!!

  • “Today's actions send a strong message to U.S. businesses that hire and employ an illegal workforce: ICE will enforce the law, and if you are found to be breaking the law, you will be held accountable,” said Thomas D. Homan, ICE Deputy Director and Senior Official Performing the Duties of...

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    “Today's actions send a strong message to U.S. businesses that hire and employ an illegal workforce: ICE will enforce the law, and if you are found to be breaking the law, you will be held accountable,” said Thomas D. Homan, ICE Deputy Director and Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Director. “Businesses that hire illegal workers are a pull factor for illegal immigration and we are working hard to remove this magnet. ICE will continue its efforts to protect jobs for American workers by eliminating unfair competitive advantages for companies that exploit illegal immigration.”

Jan 11

Comcast to open Xfinity store in Gurnee

Comcast plans to open an Xfinity Store in Gurnee at 6440 Grand Ave. this summer.

    Comcast to open Xfinity store in Gurnee
    Comcast plans to open an Xfinity Store in Gurnee at 6440 Grand Ave. this summer. The 4,500-square-foot store, at the intersection of Grand Avenue and Hunt Club Road, will give visitors hands-on experience with Xfinity's range of products and services, from cable TV, high-speed internet and the company's new mobile phone service, Xfinity Mobile, to its home security and home automation platform, Xfinity Home.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

Jan 11

Comcast to Open XFINITY Store in Gurnee

New XFINITY Store to open at 6440 Grand Ave. this summer

    Comcast to Open XFINITY Store in Gurnee
    New XFINITY Store to open at 6440 Grand Ave. this summer January 10, 2018 - Comcast announced today plans to open an XFINITY Store in Gurnee, IL, at 6440 Grand Ave., at the intersection of Grand Avenue and Hunt Club Road.
    http://chicago.comcast.com

Dec 26

Updated Jan 09

Compassion

OK, so during this extreme cold most of the people around here are worried about cars, and some might be worried about their children or the elderly. I am asking for anyone who reads this to look out for the stray and unwanted animals that are out there. I am still walking out in the cold to feed the "left behind" cats from my other post. I am sure a lot of you are not reading this from Belmont/Cragin but...

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OK, so during this extreme cold most of the people around here are worried about cars, and some might be worried about their children or the elderly. I am asking for anyone who reads this to look out for the stray and unwanted animals that are out there. I am still walking out in the cold to feed the "left behind" cats from my other post. I am sure a lot of you are not reading this from Belmont/Cragin but if you have friends or family in Belmont/Cragin ask them if they see abandoned/neglected animals out there in the cold. I ask all of you to try and help an animal in need if you can, with food, water, an outside shelter/house, a donation, adoption, something. I can't be the only person that is bothered by this.

  • Jamie Ann~ i sent you an email last week. If you're still interested lemme know & it's yours

  • I don’t see anything in my email or spam folder.. I just messaged you, and included my phone number. :)

Jan 09

  • Permit issued for electric wiring

    COVER VIOLATION NOTICE NOV# 517L0530158. INSTALL GFCI RECEPTACLE IN BASEMENT BATHROOM. THE OWNER OF THIS PROPERTY ADVISED THAT THE BASEMENT SPACE IS FOR 1ST FLOOR USE AND NOT A SEPARATE DWELLING UNIT.

    2143 N. Nagle Ave. Issued January 6, 2018 Comment

Jan 03

Updated Jan 07

Found cat- 1/3/2018

Found cat on Drummond and Linder on 1/3/18. Male, no collar, friendly.

Jan 06

Updated Jan 07

Missing EB

Three different days since xmas I have not gotten my EB e mail.I looked in spam and they were not there.Has anyone else had this problem?Maybe FB was off to visit DNA?

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

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  • Thx Robin.Have you expereined missing e mails yourself?

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

    Yes, I have

Jan 04

Adoptive Home Part 2

Please see the other post. I was able to get some pictures.

Jan 03

One look at why and how zoning has become a focus of property owners.

If this is not behind a pay wall, here's a think piece about how property owner opinions on their rights to have a say in community development evolved. While it doesn't set out to change anybody's opinion, having it in mind helps me understand why I hold certain value judgments. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/03/upshot/zoning-housing-property-rights-nimby-us.html?comments#permid=25419406

    How 'Not in My Backyard' Became 'Not in My Neighborhood'
    In Seattle, the neighbors don't want apartments for formerly homeless seniors nearby. In Los Angeles, they don't want more high-rises. In San Jose, Calif., they don't want tiny homes. In Phoenix, they don't want design that's not midcentury modern.
    https://www.nytimes.com

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Updated Dec 21

Cats Could Be Left Behind

An elderly neighbor is moving and can only take two cats with her. She has indoor and outdoor cats. (I do not let cats outdoors. I do not approve of letting your cat leave the house. This is about someone that is not me.) I am not sure of the actual number of cats she might be forced to leave behind. Some are "patio cats". She asked me to find help for her to relocate/rehome/rescue (basically save her cats from...

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An elderly neighbor is moving and can only take two cats with her. She has indoor and outdoor cats. (I do not let cats outdoors. I do not approve of letting your cat leave the house. This is about someone that is not me.) I am not sure of the actual number of cats she might be forced to leave behind. Some are "patio cats". She asked me to find help for her to relocate/rehome/rescue (basically save her cats from being abandoned) the cats.

Anyone know what can be done in this situation? I know about the pet population situation and how everywhere is overcrowded and underfunded. I just can't stand the thought of what is going to happen to the cats she leaves behind.

  • Helpful...I know I posted this before, but Tree House can probably help you. Please give them a call and explain the situation.

    Previously posted: Please call Tree House Humane Society. They are located at 7225 N. Western, Chicago, IL 60645. This is their new facility and is absolutely a fantastic place for: Rescue and Rehabilitation of Sick, Injured, Abused, and Abandoned Stray Cats. There phone number is: (773) 262-4000. Hope this helps in this situation and maybe for others as well. Tree House is a No-Kill rescue for cats only.

  • Hi goldntreasures

    Actually some of these cats have been TNR'd and it was by Tree House. If you are in Montclare I am in "Belmont/Cragin" so this area is called a "dead zone". I have talked to Tree House and they recommended the cats stay in their neighborhood with someone...

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    Hi goldntreasures

    Actually some of these cats have been TNR'd and it was by Tree House. If you are in Montclare I am in "Belmont/Cragin" so this area is called a "dead zone". I have talked to Tree House and they recommended the cats stay in their neighborhood with someone else taking over the feeding (which has become me). The kitten in question is actually being looked out for by two cats that are ear tipped, meaning neither of them can be a parent to the poor baby. That is how kind animals are, looking out for a little orphan among them. This is all at the other end of my block, then the one by my back gate is starting to come around by rolling on the floor and following me at a distance.

    I did take one to Harmony House before. I kept calling back to check on her and was told she was adopted, along with the two babies she had shortly after I brought her in. I wondered if they told me that just to get me to stop calling, but hoped it was true. I always question myself and if I really saved her.

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Robbery 2000 block of keeler wed night? 12/13/17.

Anyone here or know anything about a robbery on the 2000 block of keeler last night. Wed night 12/13/17 around 8pm. Lots of cops on the block, keeler just north of armitage.

Dec 12

Vacant lot

Anyone has info on whats happening with tbe empty lot at grand and sayre? Thanx

Dec 12

Dec 11

Coyote sighting

It’s Dec 11th and at 8am I saw a large coyote running around the block. It looked scared, tail down and ears back, and seemed to attempting to find a place to hide. I called 911 who sent me to 311. Last seen running northbound on Neva from Wellington. Animal Control has been notified.

Dec 07

Updated Dec 08

Lifesize Stuffed Hippo Anyone?

Long story, but I purchased a toy hippo for the baby in the family because he loves animals. I wasn't sure of the website I bought it from so I cancelled the order and purchased from another site. The first site told me the order was cancelled, then they shipped me one. The second order went straight through and now I have two hippos. I don't want to send one back because the shipping will nearly cost as much as...

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Long story, but I purchased a toy hippo for the baby in the family because he loves animals. I wasn't sure of the website I bought it from so I cancelled the order and purchased from another site. The first site told me the order was cancelled, then they shipped me one. The second order went straight through and now I have two hippos. I don't want to send one back because the shipping will nearly cost as much as the gift. I posted it on Craigslist if anyone has a child they would like to buy it for. I am only asking what I paid for it. It is still in the plastic. If you would like to see it look under toys in Chicago on Craigslist. I am hoping someone in the neighborhood would want it so it would be convenient to meet at a public place to pick it up and pay for it.

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

    You might have better luck with the virtual garage sale groups on facebook

  • There's a possibility you might have to eat a bit on that mistake, sadly. Seems a niche market for those.

  • Thanks guys. You might be right because so far I haven't got any responses. It is really cute but I don't need two. I'll wait and see.

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Updated Dec 04

Rich's Fresh Market Stinks?

Is "Rich's Fresh Market" a grocery store or a smokers lounge?

  • PennyPenguin Chillin' out on EB

    This seems more appropriate for a yelp review or the business's website. A random post here won't do much good and likely will solve nothing.

  • PennyPenguin Chillin' out on EB

    The truth hurts.

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Updated Nov 24

change in water temp and pressure

Anyone else notice a significant change in water shower temp and pressure? I haven't changed the water heating setting but noticed that it's taking much longer for the water to heat up and the pressure is not as strong.

I noticed a lot of sewer projects in the area over the past few months and wonder if that's the cause. I live near Sayre school.

  • I thought we were the only ones with that problem here in Galewood.

  • Might be time to change the tank deposits build up in the bottom after a long time and it works harder to heat up the water

  • Deb R 60641 resident 40 + yrs.

    Sewer work might effect water pressure, but temperature is directly related to your hot water tank. Sounds like it may be time for a new one.

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