38 min ago

Here's a Better Alternative to EveryBlock Than Nextdoor

With the end of the highly informative site of EveryBlock coming to be later tonight many are wondering if Nextdoor is the next option. For now I can tell you its not. But there is a good opportunity to be perhaps in the future. But due to the extraordinarily sensitive information that one has to divulge when signing up it is also better to stay away. If you're still looking to remain anonymous though I have a better alternative. A few EBrs have already gotten the ball rolling on Reddit. I've taken a look and it looks promising.

Here's a link:

https://www.reddit.com/r/ChicagoNWside/

Hope to see you on the other side.And if not farewell.

2 days ago

Updated 2 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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Jun 14

Updated 21 hours ago

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.

  • 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.

  • There is another post on here about Everyblock leaving and people trying to keep it going on reddit or facebook. For anyone following my "animal posts" here who wants to find me elsewhere when I post I just signed up for reddit as Helpful24. I am not on facebook.

3 days ago

Updated 45 hours ago

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.

46 hours ago

Lost Dogs Illinois added a new photo.

Is This Your Lost Dog? #Chicago #IL #BelmontCragin (Fullerton & Mason) Male Mix .Black/Brown/White Call 773-416-4111. This dog is not for adoption - finder will only accept calls/from the actual owner .Found 07/13/2018. Cook County. 60639. To see this pet’s location on the Helping Lost Pets Map: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/v2/?pID=2464865 More Info, Photos and to Contact: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/petdetail/?id=2464865

    Lost Dogs Illinois
    Is This Your Lost Dog? #Chicago #IL #BelmontCragin (Fullerton & Mason) Male Mix .Black/Brown/White Call 773-416-4111. This dog is not for adoption - finder will only accept calls/from the actual...
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Jul 11

Jul 11

  • Permit issued for electric wiring

    ATT IL0671PCS SWAP: P3: SWAP (3) EXISTING PCS RRUS12+ A2 WITH (3) RRU 4415 RADIOS W/2ND FIBER.LTE 6C: FNET: P3 & P4 - SWAP ANTENNA FOR JAHH-65B AND ADD RRUS4478 WIRED TO BOTH ANTENNAS. SOFTWARE ADD: NO TOWER WORKPCS SWAP: SWAP DUS FOR (2)5216. ADD (3)25 AMP BREAKERS, SAC LOWER FIBER, (1)RECTIFIERLTE 6C: ADD (3)25 AMP BREAKERS AND SAC LOWER FIBER.

    5855 W. Fullerton Ave. Issued July 9, 2018 Comment

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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

Jul 04

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.

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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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  • Permit issued for signs

    SIGN PERMIT FOR BUSINESS ON THE NORTH EAST SIDE ON THE STREET FACING FULLERTON STREET.

    5920 W. Fullerton Ave. Issued June 27, 2018 Comment

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Updated Jun 20

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.

  • Untitled

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

Jun 15

  • Permit issued for electric wiring

    REPLACE 2 DAMAGED ELECTRICAL PANELS, RE-PULL EXISTING CIRCUITS IN 2 DWELLING UNITS, REPLACE 15 LIGHT FIXTURES, ADD 3 SWITCHES AND 6 RECEPTACLES.

    2424 N. Menard Ave. Issued June 13, 2018 Comment

Jun 14

Young Indian actresses lured to Chicago in high-end prostitution scheme, feds charge

Federal prosecutors say a husband and wife team ran a high-end prostitution ring involving young Indian actresses brought to the U.S. out of this apartment building in the 5700 block of West Belden Avenue in Chicago.

    Young Indian actresses lured to Chicago in high-end prostitution scheme, feds charge
    The young Indian actress arrived at O'Hare International Airport last Christmas Eve on a flight from Abu Dhabi. Carrying a temporary visa, she told customs agents she had come to the U.S. to attend an Indian association event at the behest of her manager and would be staying only a couple weeks.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Jun 14

Jun 13

Young Indian actresses lured to Chicago in high-end prostitution scheme, feds charge

Federal agents discovered the ledgers when they searched the Modugumudis’ apartment in the 5700 block of West Belden Avenue in February, according to the complaint. They also found more than 70 condoms divided up into “multiple Ziplock bags.”

    Young Indian actresses lured to Chicago in high-end prostitution scheme, feds charge
    The young Indian actress arrived at O'Hare International Airport last Christmas Eve on a flight from Abu Dhabi. Carrying a temporary visa, she told customs agents she had come to the U.S. to attend an Indian association event at the behest of her manager and would be staying only a couple weeks.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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Jun 07

Updated Jun 09

Rooster

My mother saw a rooster (YES a rooster) on Belden and Marmora this morning. She didn't tell me until now so I have no idea what might have happened since then. If you live in that area or know someone who does, and see the ROOSTER, please call Chicago Bird Collision Monitors. The number is 773 988 1867. Thank you.

  • My hope was that a person in the area could call and have it rescued. I had one rescued from Walgreens at Fullerton and Central some years ago. Pet or not it doesn't belong walking around on the streets of Chicago, the same as with any other pet.

  • paul in jefferson jefferson park resident

    Maybe the bird is the owners moneymaket.

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