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7 hours ago

"Future Stars"

Anyone see the Future Stars out in Lakeview asking for money? Future Stars is supposedly an organization that helps young adults go to college. You're asked to provide a check or cash of $20 and receive a Tribune subscription. I haven't been able to find anything on this scholarship online. Is it a scam? Has anyone else experienced this?

2 days ago

Updated 11 hours ago

It’s shoveling season

That means all sidewalks in front of your building neighbors, including Amsje Emet.

  • Mute Mute Me

    Oddly enough i find my elderly clients always have their walkways shoveled and salted. What a nice gesture victor. When i see posts looking for someone ill send them your way. I thought of this thread today as i walked a large elderly dog whos guardian fails to see its...

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    Oddly enough i find my elderly clients always have their walkways shoveled and salted. What a nice gesture victor. When i see posts looking for someone ill send them your way. I thought of this thread today as i walked a large elderly dog whos guardian fails to see its his dogs time. The dog slipped on the ice as he can barely walk on clear walkways. Then i remembered how i used to walk in lincoln park and see a blind woman everyday walking from clark to orchard and how upset i couldnt help her navigate as i was walking 2 large dogs myself but st hilary would not have their sidewalks shoveled or salted. Some peopl3 have a hard time walking without heels or snow or ice to navigate.

  • Victor Perez small business owner

    Thanks Mute! and I hope that elderly dog has the love and attention it deserves. Thanks for being a caring person! keep trucking babe

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Dec 05

Updated 2 days ago

Is that man still trapping feral cats around the city?

It was on the news a few days ago http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/11/30/chicago-man-trapping-cats/ but I have not heard any updates.

I'm not sure how I feel about what he's doing. On one hand, I do not like the thought of half a million cats roaming the streets, and killing birds, and freezing to death.

But on the other hand, it is sad that they are going to an over crowded kill shelter.

Just curious to know if he is still at it?

    Chicago Man Trapping Cats Hopes To Get City's Attention
    CHICAGO (CBS) - A Chicago man, who has trapped more than 40 cats this week, was back at it on Thursday. Chicago's Animal Care and Control (CACC) asked Disgrace Felyer to stop, and even issued a warning to cat owners, or those who care for feral cat colonies, to keep their feline friends indoors.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com
  • Catherine NO!

    The pest abatement program I was referring to had to do with pigeons and the barbed and sharp wires around CTA train stations and other areas. I didn't mean to at all suggest that birds of prey were being purposely used as part of any pest abatement program. My aim...

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    The pest abatement program I was referring to had to do with pigeons and the barbed and sharp wires around CTA train stations and other areas. I didn't mean to at all suggest that birds of prey were being purposely used as part of any pest abatement program. My aim was simply to point out some problems with the overgeneralized outdoor cats vs birds argument.

    These articles reference Bald Eagles being sighted in Chicago:
    https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20170222/pullman/chicago-bald-eagles-booming-population-lake-calumet

    http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2017/03/23/bald-eagles-spotted-near-o-hare-signal-comeback

    If the sightings were technically in Chicago suburbs, and not in metro Chicago itself, I apologize. I'm not familiar with the technical boundaries between city and suburbs.

  • Spam Alert Don't be selling your used junk up in here, okay?

    I see it didn't take long for this to turn into a thread full of comments about the alleged benefits of having non-native predators like cats running wild in the city. The thread topic really is about this guy who is acting within the law to trap illegally free-roaming house...

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    I see it didn't take long for this to turn into a thread full of comments about the alleged benefits of having non-native predators like cats running wild in the city. The thread topic really is about this guy who is acting within the law to trap illegally free-roaming house cats (not ferals, even) and turning them in to CACC, which is supposed to (but clearly can't) accept them.

    Perhaps we should also talk about the fallacy that no-kill shelters are an actual solution to those which euthanize animals which cannot be adopted out. Because that's another thing that this trapper is demonstrating.

4 days ago

SESP alum featured during computer science week

© 2017 School of Education and Social Policy,

    Pinkard Featured During Computer Science Week :: School of Education & Social Policy :: Northwestern University
    Digital Youth Divas helps middle school girls develop STEM identities and learn design-based engineering and computer science in settings outside of school. In both online and face-to-face spaces, "the girls use circuitry, coding, and fabrication to design, create, and re-imagine items like jewelry and hair accessories," said Pinkard, associate professor of learning sciences at the School of Education and Social Policy.
    http://www.sesp.northwestern.edu

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Nov 27

Updated 6 days ago

Painter Reccomendations

I had my condo painted a few weeks and the painter did a horrible job. He didn’t patch holes, didn’t use dropcloths, and didn’t paint the ceilings (this is an abbreviated list of what went wrong). I contacted Paintzen to get a quote and they said they would have to repaint everything, which I would rather not do.

  • I decided to go with Chicago Painters, Inc (http://www.chicago-painters.com) and they're coming on Monday. They came out for a quote last Saturday and were great and didn't try to upset. I asked about painting the kitchen cabinets and they said it wouldn't be worth it, since the paint would come...

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    I decided to go with Chicago Painters, Inc (http://www.chicago-painters.com) and they're coming on Monday. They came out for a quote last Saturday and were great and didn't try to upset. I asked about painting the kitchen cabinets and they said it wouldn't be worth it, since the paint would come off due to the type of cabinets. They gave a little discount if I booked before March and with that discount the whole job is about half of what I was paying the other company. I'll let everyone know how it all turns out, but so far their office manager and dedicated project manager has been extremely helpful and professional.

  • Great! I haven’t seen you this happy in a while. We’re looking forward to your follow up message!

Dec 05

Updated 6 days ago

German Shepherd found Ridgeway and Byron

No tags, no microchip. Taken to Mayfair Animal Hospital to be scanned for a chip by a good samaritan. Us now at the 16th district police station.

  • Check with Elaina Morgan's dogs on Belmont to see if she knows the owner she deals with a lot of shepherds. And putting a picture here may help somebody else when they see these messages.

  • Elaina at Morgan's

Dec 05

    Winterland at the Park at Wrigley is a "Must Do" this December
    The family-friendly atmosphere with The Rink at the Park and Santa's Workshop, gift shopping options including Park at Wrigley has been transformed into a winter destination and town square where family and friends can gather to skate, shop, eat and celebrate the season.
    http://southportcorridorchicago.blogspot.com

Oct 31

Updated Dec 05

Rental properties in Lake View

Hi! My husband and I are moving from DC to Chicago in April and are looking to rent in before buying. We've never worked with a broker before but think that may be our best option, since we'll only have a day or two to visit and find a place.

Does anyone have suggestions on a broker/agent? Thanks!

Ami

Dec 05

Northwestern, Evanston schools launch Code65.org

© 2017 School of Education and Social Policy,

    Northwestern, Evanston Schools Launch Code65.org
    Evanston students will be pursuing computer coding challenges throughout December as part of the new Code65 program, a month-long computer science initiative that builds on the national "Hour of Code" movement.
    http://www.sesp.northwestern.edu

Dec 05

Magnuson: ‘Don’t cherry-pick outcomes’

© 2017 School of Education and Social Policy,

    Magnuson: 'Don't Cherry-Pick Outcomes' :: School of Education & Social Policy :: Northwestern University
    "SESP gave me important foundations in empirical research and critical thinking," Magnuson said afterward. "I still remember key points from my professors; Dan McAdams explaining the importance of attachment research, Dan Lewis convincing us all that we could become qualitative researchers, and Tom Cook saying he never believes anyone's dissertation findings," Magnuson said.
    http://www.sesp.northwestern.edu

Dec 03

Updated Dec 05

New Planet Fitness

Hi neighbors, does anyone know when the new Planet Fitness that is coming to 3636 N Broadway is going to open??

  • oooohhhhh is that what they're doing at 3636? I thought Life Storage was expanding. Just what we need another fitness Center :)

  • No news on when it will open. Yes, we need another fitness center, one that doesn't cost $80 per member per month! :)

  • Ed H. 5 year Lakeview resident

    I agree, we need another cheap one. The XSport on Broadway is CRAZY busy. I'm shocked to hear planet fitness is coming though!

Dec 05

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Nov 15

Updated Dec 03

Neighborly Litigation (Chadha v. NPES)

Many on this forum talk about litigating, be it for some unneighborly thing or other. Well, here is your chance to read the behind the scenes workings of the Chicago Way in its entirety (link below - get some popcorn and settle in) and VOTE.

This is the culmination of 7 years of attorney fees and a waste of our taxpayer-funded court's time/resources, in my opinion, of course.

Link: https://chadhavnpes.weebly.com/appeal-brief.html

    Appeal Brief
    CHADHA VS. NORTH PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (CHICAGO)
    https://chadhavnpes.weebly.com
  • MJP

    I voted. I encourage others to vote, as well.

  • Vote count to date: Chadha: 75; NPES: 70; Deadlocked: 25.

Nov 28

Updated Dec 03

Lost Cat

I live at the corner of Damen & Cornelia and am missing a female, spayed, short-haired tortie cat named Bitsy. Friendly to people, pretty chunky, doesn't have much of a voice when she meows. No identifying collar or other marks, I believe she had a microchip but I don't think I ever changed the registration from the shelter she was adopted from. Please let me know if you think you might have seen her!

  • So glad you found her, and thanks for letting us know. With the news that Trapper John is working the neighborhoods, it has to be scary for anyone who has cats who go out, or a cat who got out accidentally whose cat does not come home.

    So glad she's home safe and sound.

  • Yay!! Happy she is safe and sound! Nothing breaks my heart more than learning about a lost pet.

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