39 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Log Cabin Republican Calls Police on Wrong Woman

In what appears to be another case of calling the police because someone is Black, Morry Matson, Log Cabin Republican candidate for Edgewater's Mayor, has a lot of explaining to do. His last claim to fame was promoting a multi-million dollar carnival boardwalk in front of lots of people's homes and cutting off their unobstructed views of the lake.

https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/black-woman-says-cvs-manager-called-police-because-she-had-wrong-coupon/

    Black woman says CVS manager called police because she had wrong coupon
    Camilla Hudson wanted to use a manufacturer's coupon at CVS on North Broadway on Friday night, but a manager who said he'd never seen a coupon like that called the police, she said in a Facebook post. "So, THIS just happened: I had the police called on me for attempting to use a coupon @ the CVS Pharmacy located at 6150 N.
    https://chicago.suntimes.com
  • Gabriel Resident of PRRP

    People like me tearing the country apart? You have been propagandized well by the Fox media crowd who excuse tearing children from parents at the border. In the past it was the Jews tearing countries apart. You've just found new scapegoats.

    Personally, I would have sent him to training and then put him on the north shore where he would be happier.

  • Andrew, I see you gave me a "thumbs down", but what in the world did I say that you could you possibly object to? Did you somehow not get that I said that it's destructive to jump to the conclusion that this guy is a racist before hearing the whole...

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    Andrew, I see you gave me a "thumbs down", but what in the world did I say that you could you possibly object to? Did you somehow not get that I said that it's destructive to jump to the conclusion that this guy is a racist before hearing the whole story? Gabriel, I'm confused. He gave us both the old "thumbs down" response even though you and I were not in total agreement. How can he disagree with both of us when we we pretty much disagreeing with each other?Lol. I give up. Gabriel, maybe we can continue our dialogue at a later date, and on the "Next Door" site. This EB forum is hopeless.

4 hours ago

Save the date: National Night Out, August 7, 6pm

We have an idea on the table for National Night Out (NNO) to include neighbors and several WRP Community Watch participants for a 20-30 minute organized walk.

The concept is to have (2) groups of 10 - 15 people walking:
Group (1) would walk from the 20 Sector event (at District 24) over to the 10 Sector event (at Warren Park)
Group (2) would walk from the 10 Sector event (at Warren Park) over to the 20 Sector event (at...

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We have an idea on the table for National Night Out (NNO) to include neighbors and several WRP Community Watch participants for a 20-30 minute organized walk.

The concept is to have (2) groups of 10 - 15 people walking:
Group (1) would walk from the 20 Sector event (at District 24) over to the 10 Sector event (at Warren Park)
Group (2) would walk from the 10 Sector event (at Warren Park) over to the 20 Sector event (at District 24)
The walk will take about 20-25 minutes on a pre-determined route and give visibility to the community about support of NNO.

We are reaching out to everyone registered with the CAPS Beat 2411 Yahoo group to see if you would like to participate.

If you would like to walk please either privately respond ASAP to me (richconcaildi@aol.com) with a YES

If we get enough people, we’ll take the next set in getting this organized and keep you posted on next steps.

NNO this year in District 24:

As an FYI, this year, NNO in District 24 will consist of 3 separate events located on a by-sector basis:

- The 10 Sector (Beats 2411, 2412 and 2413) will have a NNO event at Warren Park potentially from 6:00PM – 8:00PM

- The 20 Sector (Beats 2422, 2423, 2424) will have an event at Pottawattamie Park potentially from 5:30PM – 7:30PM

- The 30 Sector (Beats 2431, 2432 and 2433) will have an event at District 24 Station potentially from 6:30PM – 8:30PM

About NNO
The event is meant to increase awareness about police programs in communities, such as drug prevention, community watch, and other anti-crime efforts with a partnership between law enforcement and community members. NNO also enhances the spirit of community participation in crime prevention and improving the quality of life.
District 24 is one of the largest geographical Districts in the C P D and has one of the lowest crime rates in the entire city. CAPS, the WRP Community Watch program and NNO participation adds to this overall success and supports CPD efforts.

47 hours ago

Apr 08 2016

Updated 2 days ago

    Feral cats weapon of choice for some residents facing influx of rats
    A year ago, it wasn't unusual for Andrea Swank to look outside her Lincoln Park home and see hundreds of little rat footprints in the snow. This year she hasn't seen a single track in her yard. The difference? Swank took in three feral cats, and the results are indisputable.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com
  • KW

    That post is referring to feral cats that are not in a community where the colonies are maintained and contains some misinformation regarding disease. The Cook County Feral Cat Ordinance has specific rules to address all of the concerns posed in that article. Please see here for the full ordinance....

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    That post is referring to feral cats that are not in a community where the colonies are maintained and contains some misinformation regarding disease. The Cook County Feral Cat Ordinance has specific rules to address all of the concerns posed in that article. Please see here for the full ordinance. http://www.whiskersandtailsfoundation.org/info/display?PageID=16827

    1 - Feral cats avoid humans - they do not attack them unless they are being forcefully handled, and they are required to be vaccinated, so they do not spread rabies.

    2. Feral colonies in Chicago are required to vaccinate their cats. "...the species of parvovirus that infects humans is limited to the human species. Viral human parvovirus is a common childhood ailment that is passed strictly by other humans."
    https://www.petmd.com/dog/wellness/evr_dg_parvovirus_across_species

    3. They are required to be spayed/neutered, so they do not breed incessantly breed.

    4. By vaccinating, spaying/neutering the cats disease, breeding and fighting is minimized, while pest control is optimized.

    5. Again, strong odors from urine marking is not an issue since these cats are neutered.

    7. Dying kittens are not an issue in maintained colonies where cats are fixed. Animals die - it's part of life. I see far more dead birds, raccoons, and squirrels than cats.

    6. Any animals allowed outside can get fleas from normal outdoor sources - neighborhood dogs, rabbits, raccoons, opossums all can have drop fleas and fleas can be found in grass and gardens. They exist in nature without having cats around. But the main spreader of fleas is vermin - rats and mice whose populations are controlled by cats.

    8 & 9.Feral colonies do not live in people's attics, sheds, etc, because a requirement of being a feral cat colony caregiver is providing shelter.

    10. Litters of kittens are not an issue with feral cat colonies because, again, they are all spayed/neutered

  • Actually, I'd rather have feral cat colonies than feral rat or mice colonies.

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4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

    Comcast to end hyperlocal site EveryBlock, agrees to send users to rival Nextdoor
    Comcast is pulling the plug on EveryBlock, the Chicago-based hyperlocal news site it revived four years ago. The website, which features blurbs about restaurant closings, building break-ins and community events, will go dark July 19, with a link steering EveryBlock users to sign up with Nextdoor, a rival hyperlocal platform.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com
  • Maggie neff

    Well, since you haven't an answer to my question, I guess I'll just say..you're welcome,"Rob". You're quite welcome.

  • Joe Lake Facebook, Twitter, Klout, EveryBlock, Yahoo Groups

    Bye, bye Rob. EveryBlock will be shutting you down, too.

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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5 days ago

Parking Needed in the vicinity of the 6400 Block N. Leavitt Street

Desperately in need of monthly parking in the vicinity of the 6400 Block N. Leavitt Street.

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Jul 09

Updated 6 days ago

50th Ward alderman seat draws a challenger

This should be a race with clearly defined visions about the future of the 50th Ward.

https://50thwardfollies.com/2018/07/09/andrew-rowlas-challenging-silverstein-for-alderman/

    Andrew Rowlas Challenging Silverstein for Alderman
    Andrew Rowlas, a community activist and former educator, has announced his candidacy for alderman of the 50th Ward, challenging two-term incumbent Debra Silverstein. Rowlas is campaigning on a progressive platform of economic development centered around small businesses, improved educational opportunities for neighborhood students, and civic engagement by neighborhood residents.
    http://50thwardfollies.com
  • robin in WRP I support a 28th Amendment 4Free & Fair Elections!

    Hopefully, there won't be multiple candidates and we will get a new alderman

  • wendy carson community activist,and Ilove to bake

    Finally a candidate with an excellent record and a clear progressive vivion for all residents of the 50th ward.

Jul 09

Lend a Hand at Stewardship Work Day--Volunteer at West Ridge Nature Reserve

Lend a Hand at Stewardship Work Day
Sunday, July 15 10 a.m. to noon.

Sign up here. http://www.westridgenaturepreserve.org/contact or contact Steward Tom Murphy at tjmurphy4@comcast.net.

These workdays have resulted in great growth in the preserve, now in its third year. The woodland area has been transformed and a much greater variety of flowering plants can be seen and deer and coyote visit regularly. While the number of waterfowl. is down this year (perhaps due to the unusual weather we have...

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Lend a Hand at Stewardship Work Day
Sunday, July 15 10 a.m. to noon.

Sign up here. http://www.westridgenaturepreserve.org/contact or contact Steward Tom Murphy at tjmurphy4@comcast.net.

These workdays have resulted in great growth in the preserve, now in its third year. The woodland area has been transformed and a much greater variety of flowering plants can be seen and deer and coyote visit regularly. While the number of waterfowl. is down this year (perhaps due to the unusual weather we have had) overall the number of nesting and migratory birds continues to increase.

As for the work day, there are a number of invasive species–including garlic mustard, white sweet clover, pigweed, bedstraw and others that need to be controlled. We may also begin collecting seeds from the golden Alexanders, starry false Solomon's-seal and perhaps other spring-blooming plants. There continues to be invasive woody species and resprouts that need to be removed.

    West Ridge Nature Preserve
    Chicago nature preserve
    http://www.westridgenaturepreserve.org

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Updated Jul 06

Cops on bikes taking pictures of car license plates

At 430pm today cops on bicycles taking pictures of cars on the 6500 block of maplewood. When I asked what they are doing I was told "enjoying the neighborhood"

  • Did you photograph him back?

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 55 + years

    So you were there and saw them Jimmy? I think not.

Jul 06

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Jul 04

Apartment boken into on Bell Ave, 7200 block

There are a gang of thieves breaking into people apartments through the gangway, or they will kick in the back door or garage. Community Alert!

Jul 04

Jul 03

Looking for tree stumps or logs (4 - 8 inch diameter) for a children’s nature backyard play area.

I’m creating a child’s nature’s play area in the yard for my home daycare kids.
Thank you,
Laura
773-330-5829
Email, call or text

Jul 02

Fed Up With Busted Playgrounds, Mom Starts Twitter Campaign To Put Pressure On CPS

https://blockclubchicago.org/2018/07/02/fed-up-with-busted-playgrounds-mom-starts-twitter-campaign-to-put-pressure-on-cps/

Cassandra Kaczocha is documenting playground neglect through social media in hopes of forcing the district to do something about it.

(click url for entire article on Stone and Boone Elementary Schools)

    Fed Up With Busted Playgrounds, Mom Starts Twitter Campaign To Put Pressure On CPS
    These are selected by the writer and confirmed by the editor This article contains new, firsthand information uncovered by its reporter(s). This includes directly interviewing sources and research / analysis of primary source documents. As a news piece, this article cites verifiable, third-party sources which have all been thoroughly fact-checked and deemed credible by the Newsroom in accordance with the Civil Constitution.
    https://blockclubchicago.org

Jun 29

Updated Jul 01

Has your car's city sticker expired?

Purchase Your New City Sticker
Saturday is the last day of June, which means many City Stickers – particularly those belonging to seniors – will soon expire. Check the expiration month of your stickers and, if necessary, purchase a new one ASAP. Please remember, there is no longer a grace period, so you must have a valid sticker by the end of the month or potentially face ticketing.

If your sticker expires in June, you can purchase one at more...

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Purchase Your New City Sticker
Saturday is the last day of June, which means many City Stickers – particularly those belonging to seniors – will soon expire. Check the expiration month of your stickers and, if necessary, purchase a new one ASAP. Please remember, there is no longer a grace period, so you must have a valid sticker by the end of the month or potentially face ticketing.

If your sticker expires in June, you can purchase one at more than 350 locations throughout the city. Click here ttps://webapps1.cityofchicago.org/ezbuy/locateStore.do?utm_source=50th+Ward+Chicago&utm_campaign=04154b667f-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_06_28_04_53&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_d9b54b7a4e-04154b667f-321138397 to find a vendor near you. You can also purchase at the City Clerk’s North Side Satellite Office at 5430 W. Gale Street weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

If your sticker is expiring, purchase one as soon as possible to avoid costly and unnecessary tickets. For more information, please click here.http://www.chicityclerk.com/city-stickers-parking/purchase-options?utm_source=50th+Ward+Chicago&utm_campaign=04154b667f-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_06_28_04_53&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_d9b54b7a4e-04154b667f-321138397

    EZ>Buy - Office of the City Clerk
    https://webapps1.cityofchicago.org
  • I buy one every year for my car. My neighbor from across the street has two cars in his driveway, but never buys a sticker. I guess as long as he does not park on the street he can get away with it. Is that how it works? Seems unfair to me.

  • From what I can tell, he can "get away with it" as long as he never leaves his driveway. He can receive a ticket when parked on the street or when parked in a public garage or parking lot, or even if he is stopped by the Chicago police for any other reason. Sounds risky to me...

Jun 29

Updated Jun 30

Can you recommend any of these roofers?

I've gotten estimates from some roofing companies for roof replacement on a two-flat. I want to run the names by the community and see if anybody can recommend them. The reviews online look good but would like to hear more directly. First if you have something to say about the first batch I'd appreciate since I've already been in contact. But feel free to share comments about the others as well.

TAR Restoration
Presidential Roofing
JL Contractor Services
Horizon Restoration

There were a few others I saw mentioned in posts here I haven't contacted:
Nyberg Exteriors
Lindholm
Moore roofing
Feze roofing

We can keep it simple:
Job Quality: 1 - 5 stars
Promptness/Reliability: 1 -5 stars
Communication: 1-5 stars

  • Patty swmbo Uptown resident 30+ years

    Our condo association used Lindholm in the past and they were fine. They were among the bidders for some work we did last month. We ended up choosing Chicago Roofing Services, even though they were pricey, because we had the most confidence in them. The quality of their work was...

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    Our condo association used Lindholm in the past and they were fine. They were among the bidders for some work we did last month. We ended up choosing Chicago Roofing Services, even though they were pricey, because we had the most confidence in them. The quality of their work was very good and they cleaned up after the job. Note--we eliminated a couple of bids because they didn't even get out of their trucks--make sure you choose someone who actually gets up on the roof to see what needs to be done.

  • I cannot recommend Jack Taff Roofing highly enough! SInce 1949 they have been a staple in the neighborhood. They just came to my house last week after the biblical rain to fix a problem for me. Same day I called!! They also put on my new roof last Fall at a very good price.

Jun 29

Lost Dogs Illinois added a new photo — with Y...

Lost! #Chicago #IL #WestRidge #PetersonPark (W Highland Ave & N Leavitt St) Inky - Male Shih Tzu. White. Call 708-263-9396. Friendly. Cook County. 60659. Missing 06/18/2018. To see Inky’s location on the Helping Lost Pets Map: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/v2/?pID=2427546 More Info, Photos and to Contact: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/petdetail/?id=2427546

    Lost Dogs Illinois
    Lost! #Chicago #IL #WestRidge #PetersonPark (W Highland Ave & N Leavitt St) Inky - Male Shih Tzu. White. Call 708-263-9396. Friendly. Cook County. 60659. Missing 06/18/2018. To see Inky's location...
    https://www.facebook.com

Jun 28

The most diverse street in America? Find color, culture, connectedness on Devon Avenue

...Ridge neighborhood plenty of culinary flare. Visitors walking east or west from the intersection of Western Avenue and Devon will pass sweet shops, bookstores, grocers and clothiers, and find themselves serenaded by a dozen...

...but Pakistani establishments also abound in this area. One of the best is Sabri Nihari (2502 W. Devon Ave.), which has been around for more than two decades and made Michelin’s 2018 Bib...

Location for libations: Pete Valavanis knows a little something about longevity. His bar, Cary’s Lounge (2251 W. Devon Ave.), has been around since the ’70s.

...dressed smartly in colorful saris, sharp kurtas and striking jewelry. One shop, J. Junaid Jamshed (2351 W. Devon Ave.) really pops. The global clothing boutique was founded by and named after a Pakistani pop...

This article has 3 other Chicago locations (Show)

Making the grade: Boone Elementary School (6710 N. Washtenaw Ave.), GreatSchools rating 6 out of 10.

West Ridge Elementary School (6700 N. Whipple St.), GreatSchools rating 8 out of 10.

DeWitt Clinton Elementary School (6110 N. Fairfield Ave.), GreatSchools rating 6 out of 10.

    The most diverse street in America? Find color, culture, connectedness on Devon Avenue
    Wander westward on Devon Avenue from about Damen Avenue to California Avenue and you just might forget you're in Chicago. The area, popularly known as "Little India," is home to a vivid mix of cultural influences and establishments. Restaurants featuring fare from around the world give this quadrant of the West Ridge neighborhood plenty of culinary flare.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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Jun 26

West Ridge Nature Preserve July Activities

Wet Ridge Nature Preserve, 5800 N. Western
Insect Family Nature Day
Saturday, June 30, 11 am - 2 pm

Next PAC Meeting
Saturday, July 7, 3-4 p.m.
Budlong Woods Library
5630 N Lincoln Ave,
Come out and meet your neighbors, find out what's going on at West Ridge and make your voice heard.

July Activities in the Preserve

Kids Fishing Clinic, Wednesday July 11th, 9 - 11 a.m.
Stewardship Work Day, Sunday, July 15th, 10 - a.m. - noon
Kid's...

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Wet Ridge Nature Preserve, 5800 N. Western
Insect Family Nature Day
Saturday, June 30, 11 am - 2 pm

Next PAC Meeting
Saturday, July 7, 3-4 p.m.
Budlong Woods Library
5630 N Lincoln Ave,
Come out and meet your neighbors, find out what's going on at West Ridge and make your voice heard.

July Activities in the Preserve

Kids Fishing Clinic, Wednesday July 11th, 9 - 11 a.m.
Stewardship Work Day, Sunday, July 15th, 10 - a.m. - noon
Kid's Fishing Clinic, Saturday July 21st 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Kids Fishing Clinic, Wednesday, July 25th 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Kids Fishing Clinic Sunday, July 29th 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

For more information on these, contact Gary Morrissey at gmorrissey@backyardnaturecenter.org or Tom Murphy at
tjm2040@rcn.com

Support the Nature Play Area!
As children explore and interact in the West Ridge Nature Preserve’s Nature Play Area, they will also improve their cognitive, creative, social and physical skills. In the process, we hope they’ll also fall in love with nature and become future stewards of the environment. https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/wrnp-nature-play-area ;

TICKS
Sign produced by Tom Murphy
Of course there are ticks here
They are native to the area and feed on the blood of mice, voles and other mammals (that makes us fair game, unfortunately). Here's a lot of great information on ticks to help ease your concerns. Another interesting nature story is that possums, those less-than-lovely native marsupials, are great tick eaters. They destroy 90% of all ticks they encounter and a single possum may eat as many as 5,000 in a season.

    Backyard Nature Center
    Not one place, but thousands- even your own backyard! Come explore BackYard Nature Center!
    http://backyardnaturecenter.org

Jun 23

Updated Jun 26

Crime

On Friday June 22nd my husband and I witnessed three males trying to steal a car from a garage in the 5800 of Artesian . I notified the Tennant who lives there . They took off walking north towards Peterson Ave . The tennant was going to call the police . Then again tonight five males showed up but the garage was empty as the tennant decided to park on the street( the over head door is broken and won’t...

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On Friday June 22nd my husband and I witnessed three males trying to steal a car from a garage in the 5800 of Artesian . I notified the Tennant who lives there . They took off walking north towards Peterson Ave . The tennant was going to call the police . Then again tonight five males showed up but the garage was empty as the tennant decided to park on the street( the over head door is broken and won’t come down) This is an absentee landlord and he doesn’t take of the building . I called the police . I will call the building department on Monday to report the landlord . This is the second break-in in this alley in a week

  • Roger S. Park Teller of truth in a fake news world.

    Just as an FYI, 5800 on Artesian is neither 49 nor 50. It’s Ward 40, whose aldercreature is Patrick O’Connor. Unless Mr. O’Connor has suddenly gone “non-binary”, he is indeed, a he. So, your pedantic pronoun distractions missed the mark, dear NOH poster.

    Back to the subject: attend your CAPS meetings, get to know your beat officers, get to know your neighbors, clean up the trash outside your house or apartment, call cops when needed, this applies no matter your ward number.

    Peace.

  • Gabriel Resident of PRRP

    The majority of machine alderman fall in line and use the talking points that shield 16 shots Rahm. Choose most anyone of them and they will pretty much respond in the same way to an incident of crime. It’s rare to hear anything come out of their mouths that seriously...

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    The majority of machine alderman fall in line and use the talking points that shield 16 shots Rahm. Choose most anyone of them and they will pretty much respond in the same way to an incident of crime. It’s rare to hear anything come out of their mouths that seriously attempts to address the problem.

    Helen has been an apologist for quite some time of the local alderman (who recently repeated the standard line in an interview about the woman who was punched on the CTA) But watch for the next loyalist newspaper report or comment by yet another alderperson who will remind us that crime is down the next time someone is raped, assaulted, or shot.

    The insensitivity of the comment often escapes us. Imagine telling a person who has just been diagnosed that cancer numbers are down. It does not address the specific problem. It prioritizes face saving and avoids responsibility.

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  • Wiggle and Work

    Ms. Loveless is asking for $300.19:
    My students need sensory seats and flexible seating to help them focus and learn effectively.
    Stone Scholastic Academy Comment

Jun 24

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