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2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Helicopters Harlem Ave ???

Does anyone know what is going on with all the helicopters in the Harlem/Addison area? I heard plenty of sirens as well as helicopters flying above.

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Updated 5 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!

Jan 03

Updated 6 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

Jan 10

Updated Jan 11

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.”

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 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?

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

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

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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

Jan 03

Pedestrian seriously hurt in NW Side hit-and-run

...Side.The pedestrian was struck by a vehicle around 6:20 a.m. in the 6200-block of West Belmont Avenue in the city's Belmont Cragin neighborhood. The driver did not stop.The victim was...

    Pedestrian seriously hurt in NW Side hit-and-run
    A 64-year-old man was seriously injured Wednesday morning in a hit-and-run on Chicago's Northwest Side. The pedestrian was struck by a vehicle around 6:20 a.m. in the 6200-block of West Belmont Avenue in the city's Belmont Cragin neighborhood. The driver did not stop.
    http://abc7chicago.com

Jan 03

Man seriously injured in hit-and-run on Northwest Side

The man, 64, was struck around 6:20 a.m. in the 6200 block of West Belmont Avenue, police said.

    Man seriously injured in hit-and-run on Northwest Side
    A man in his 60s was seriously injured in a hit-and-run crash in the Belmont Central neighborhood on the Northwest Side, according to Chicago police.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Jan 03

Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, January 3

Hit-and-Run Driver Seriously Injured Man, 64, on 6200 Block of West Belmont (CBS)

    Today's Headlines for Wednesday, January 3
    Schlickman, Savage, and Schwieterman Make Predictions About 2018 Transportation (Herald) Kevin McKenzie, 55, Killed While Biking to Work on 4-Lane With No Sidewalks (Tribune) Hit-and-Run Driver Seriously Injured Man, 64, on 6200 Block of West Belmont (CBS) Man Charged With Felony DUI in McHenry Crash That Killed His Passenger (CBS) Chicago, Calumet Park to Pay Almost $13M Over Deadly Police Chase Crashes (Tribune) IL Supreme Court Rules That Park District Isn't Liable for Cyclist's Injuries on LFT (CCR) Rep.
    https://chi.streetsblog.org

Jan 03

Man, 64, struck by hit-and-run driver on Northwest Side

It happened at Belmont and Melvina. Police are searching for the driver.

3200-3229 N. Melvina Ave.

    Man, 64, struck by hit-and-run driver on Northwest Side
    CHICAGO -- A hit-and-run on the Northwest Side seriously injured a 64-year-old man. It happened at Belmont and Melvina. Police are searching for the driver. The CTA is re-routing buses in the area. This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
    http://wgntv.com

Jan 03

Pedestrian Struck By Vehicle, Seriously Injured In Belmont Central

The 64-year-old man was struck by the vehicle about 6:20 a.m. in the 6200 block of West Belmont, according to preliminary information from Chicago Police. The vehicle then drove away from the scene.

    Pedestrian Struck By Vehicle, Seriously Injured In Belmont Central
    CHICAGO (CBS) - A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle and seriously injured Wednesday morning in the Belmont Central neighborhood on the Northwest Side. The 64-year-old man was struck by the vehicle about 6:20 a.m. in the 6200 block of West Belmont, according to preliminary information from Chicago Police.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

Dec 30

Updated Jan 01

A CAT was missing

Red-white cat.It is not his photo,but he look the same.It is a boy,7 month.He was missing on Saturday morning around 8:30 a.m. west Belmont 6140 Please if you saw it,contact me immediately 7739614912

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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.

Dec 19

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Updated Dec 18

AirBNB Cleaning

Is anyone in the area interested in making some money doing some sporadic AirBNB cleaning? It's roughly 30 minutes of work a couple times a month. I'd offer $25 to someone I can trust to stop by and clean.

Unfortunately, there is usually only 1-3 days notice and the cleaning has to be done between 11:00am-2:00pm.

Addison & Central

  • Greetings,

    I live right off of Addison and Central. I have housekeeping experience and would be interested in hearing more about this position. I have excellent references that could easily be verified. I would be available immediately. Also, I would be able to work around a last minute cleaning.

    Sincerely,

    Mary

  • Maggiemay 45 year resident @ PP

    I'm interested too. Is there a number to reach u at. I also live by Irving n Austin

Dec 16

Dec 15

This is my favorite time of year and my staff...

This is my favorite time of year and my staff wanted to share warm tidings with the whole community with these beautiful signs. First person to take a selfie with every sign wins a prize from me! Hint: This one is at Belmont and Melvina. #HappyHolidays

    Alderman Gilbert Villegas
    This is my favorite time of year and my staff wanted to share warm tidings with the whole community with these beautiful signs. First person to take a selfie with every sign wins a prize from me!...
    https://www.facebook.com

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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.

Dec 05

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Nov 24

Updated Nov 29

Illegal auto-shop from neighbors garage.

Neighbor running an illegal auto-shop from his garage.2-3 cars parked around his house. Since the garage is full of shop equipment & cars, this means at least 5-6 cars are parked on the street outside his house and mine. Loud noise throughout the day, fuel and oil smell, improper disposal of hazardous liquids, no fire extinguishers observed, no permit in window. Constant drop offs of cars or snowblowers and lawn mowers, back yard trashed. equipment everywhere and covered up with...

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Neighbor running an illegal auto-shop from his garage.2-3 cars parked around his house. Since the garage is full of shop equipment & cars, this means at least 5-6 cars are parked on the street outside his house and mine. Loud noise throughout the day, fuel and oil smell, improper disposal of hazardous liquids, no fire extinguishers observed, no permit in window. Constant drop offs of cars or snowblowers and lawn mowers, back yard trashed. equipment everywhere and covered up with brown materials. Smell, noise, illegal activity in this beautiful neighborhood. Police called in several times since the owner is verbally abusive and threatening that he is gonna kill or "take care of us" if we complain. Went to alderman for 60634 zip code and was told to keep complaining and calling 911 every time the neighbor is doing an illegal activity. Attended a meeting at Portage Park with CPD and they said that city will send extra police rounds if needed. Any advice will be appreciated.

  • You just have to give Sposato a bigger envelope than this neighbor. All pencil neck Sposato cares about is his two city pensions.

  • Mute Truth is not determined by majority vote

    I know a bunch of these kinda people. Most are great guys earning a living or helping friends and family out. But i did live next door to one of these guys and im wondering if he moved and this is who your talking about. He was an addict. His...

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    I know a bunch of these kinda people. Most are great guys earning a living or helping friends and family out. But i did live next door to one of these guys and im wondering if he moved and this is who your talking about. He was an addict. His kid was an addict and he abused his wife. Very bad guy. Tampered with peooles cars then magically showed up offering to fix them. He was a theif. And blew up his garage once mishandling someones gas tank. I had to move because of his antics. Horrible neighbor. Good luck!

Nov 25

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