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Updated 10 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?

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Updated Jul 06

FOUND: male dog (possible jack russell terrier) near Menard and Roscoe

FOUND: I found this little guy around 10:30am today (7/5/18) running along Menard near Roscoe. He was scared at first, but finally allowed me to pet him. No tags, so I took him to the vet to check for a microchip -- no chip :( He is very sweet, is house-trained, and loves belly rubs. He will be staying with me until I can find the owner.

  • Kudos for being such a caring person. I hope you find his owner. Just be careful who you give him to. There are people who will claim to be an owner who do not have an animal's best interest at heart. Having a full description makes it easy to do. He is a cutie.

Jul 05

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

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.

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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Updated Jun 23

Illegal handyman flyers posted on my garage which has two “No Soliciting” signs posted

So, after months of having my two “No Soliciting” ignored and illegal handymen flyers taped to my garage I’ve decided to get some satisfaction.

I called Jose yesterday and gave him an imaginary address about half way down the block from me. He stopped by half an hour later in the alley to look at the garage that “needed a lot of work”. Soon after getting there he started texting & calling me for me to come out. After about 20 minuets he drove away. I then texted him and told him why I just wasted 30 mins of his time. He replied in a viulgar laced text.

It made my day, no it made my week!

Hello, neighbor. This thread was closed due to violations of the EveryBlock community guidelines, which intend to keep discussions informative, friendly and respectful.

Jun 14

Updated Jun 18

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.

  • The Butterfly Effect

  • 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.

Jun 16

Chicago Cares to kick off 25th Annual Serve-a-thon

-Daley Plaza 50 W Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602 (check-in and celebrations)-Little Village High School, 3120 S Kostner Ave, Chicago, IL 60623 (volunteer location)-Steinmetz College Prep High School, 3030 N Mobile Ave, Chicago, IL 60634 (volunteer location)

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-Daley Plaza 50 W Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602 (check-in and celebrations)-Little Village High School, 3120 S Kostner Ave, Chicago, IL 60623 (volunteer location)-Steinmetz College Prep High School, 3030 N Mobile Ave, Chicago, IL 60634 (volunteer location)

-Daley Plaza 50 W Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602 (check-in and celebrations)-Little Village High School, 3120 S Kostner Ave, Chicago, IL 60623 (volunteer location)-Steinmetz College Prep High School, 3030 N Mobile Ave, Chicago, IL 60634 (volunteer location)

    Chicago Cares to kick off 25th Annual Serve-a-thon
    Chicago Cares will kick off its 25th Annual Serve-a-thon June 23. Jenné Myers, President and CEO of Chicago Cares, visited ABC7 Chicago to talk about the upcoming Serve-a-thon and the organization's work throughout the city. Chicago Cares has been active in Chicago since 1991. Event: Chicago Cares 25th Annual Serve-a-thonWhen: Saturday, June 23, 2018Hours: 7:30 a.m.
    http://abc7chicago.com

Jun 15

Register for the Dunning Community Wide Garage Sale!

Be sure to sign up to have your garage sale listed on a community map for the:

Dunning Community Garage Sale - West of Harlem
July 14th and 15th

&

Dunning Community Garage Sale - East of Harlem
July 21st and 22nd

Email subject “Dunning Community Garage Sale” to jaquaglia@yahoo.com w/ your name, address, and phone number to register.

Jun 15

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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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  • Permit issued for elevator equipment

    2017 Fire Service Upgrade Mandate On One (1) 2500lb.cap, 125 FPM, 4-Stop, Hydraulic Passenger Elevator To Comply With City Code. Pursaunt To The Scope Of Work Submitted. 100085713

    6444 W. Belmont Ave. Issued May 30, 2018 Comment

May 30

Housing Application Workshops Available for Senior Citizens

Spanish Coalition for Housing (SCH), a partner of the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA)’s Community Alliance is offering seniors and caregivers free educational workshops throughout Chicago in the neighborhoods of Belmont Cragin, Gage Park, East Side and New City. Highly skilled bilingual coordinators will explain what documentation is needed, the waiting process, and how to fill out the new online-only application using computers. Through this process, SCH has been successful in helping over 400 seniors apply for affordable senior housing units....

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Spanish Coalition for Housing (SCH), a partner of the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA)’s Community Alliance is offering seniors and caregivers free educational workshops throughout Chicago in the neighborhoods of Belmont Cragin, Gage Park, East Side and New City. Highly skilled bilingual coordinators will explain what documentation is needed, the waiting process, and how to fill out the new online-only application using computers. Through this process, SCH has been successful in helping over 400 seniors apply for affordable senior housing units.

The next workshops available are:
• June 7, 2018- 3:00 pm, West Belmont Public Library, 3104 N. Narragansett Avenue (Belmont Cragin)
• June 11, 2018- 1:00 pm, Kelvyn Park Satellite Senior Center, 2715 N. Cicero Avenue (Belmont Cragin)
• June 14, 2018- 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm, West Belmont Public Library, 3104 N. Narragansett Avenue (Belmont Cragin)

Here are important things to consider that are discussed at the workshops including how to qualify for senior housing:

• You must be 60 years or older to apply but can only be housed at age 62. However, if you have a disability, you can apply and be housed at age 55
• Income for 1 person cannot exceed $44,250 and $50,600 for a 2 person household
• A criminal background check of the last 3 years is required for single or double occupancy
• A studio or 1 bedroom are the only options available for senior housing
• You must only select 1 out of the 46 different senior housing locations (see here for a map listing http://www.thecha.org/residents/public-housing/find-public-housing/?pt=2)

For a complete list of available workshops in your neighborhood visit http://sc4housing.org/cha-community-alliance/ or call Spanish Coalition for Housing offices: north location (773-342-7575), south location (312-850-2660) and southeast location at 773-933-7575. For individuals who would like to apply for senior housing on their own, they can visit https://applyonline.thecha.org.

    Find Public Housing | The Chicago Housing Authority
    http://www.thecha.org

May 17 2015

Updated May 28

Hostas! Hey, hostas! Who needs hostas!

What it says. They are medium green tipped with white, not sure of their formal name but they look like this:

http://www.wavecrestnursery.com/00perrenialpic/wb%20Hosta%20%27Albo%20Marginata%27.JPG

I also have some all green ones that are nice.

  • pattymelt is mostly in charge

    E-mail me if you want either, just click on my user name to get the option to e-mail me.

  • pattymelt is mostly in charge

    I have more hostas that need to be divided but this time only the all green ones. E-mail me if you want some.

May 26

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