2 days ago

Updated 25 min ago

High Property Taxes? Here's Why!

City of Chicago Salaries. Remember ... this isn't including benefits.
https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dhr/dataset/current_employeenamessalariesandpositiontitles.html
Since most folks in Chicago have short attention spans, I will keep posting this until the next mayoral / municipal election!

    City of Chicago :: Current Employee Names, Salaries, and Position Titles
    311 City Services Administrative Hearings Animal Care & Control Aviation Budget & Management Buildings Bus. Affairs & Consumer Protection City of Chicago TV Civilian Office of Police Accountability Cultural Affairs & Special Events Emergency Mgmt & Communications
    https://www.cityofchicago.org
  • Andy, 32 dollars an hour is journeyman scale plus benefits for a painter. You should have shopped around.

  • Hey id2, it was your choice to get a degree. I love it when people cry about pay, go to trade school and learn a trade! Stop crying about what other people make, you crybaby! If you could get that job for that money take it!

6 days ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Gun shots

What is going on on Warwick!? I believe someone got shot a few houses down, that was a lot of shots!

  • Kwik - you might believe that criminals do not deserve privacy, but that is not why you cannot post addresses of criminals on webites like EB. EB could be proven liable if a person should decide to become a 'neighborhood vigilante' and do harm to the posted property or persons in residence.

  • PortageRules Love Portage Park!

    Secks offenders addresses are ok but known gang bangers and felons are not?

Jan 08

Updated 3 hours ago

Anyone know where I could find or special order unicorn donuts?

Hey Everyone,

I’m looking to order unicorn donuts for an upcoming party but haven’t been able to track any down. Anyone know of a place that makes them or would accept special orders for such an item? Does not need to be in the Portage Park area directly.

I’ve attached a photo for reference of what I’m looking for.

Thanks in advance!

  • Lutz Bakery does great custom work. They don't make donuts though. They do have a full complement of cupcakes. Perhaps that is an option for you.

  • Tmc

    Try Allegretti's Bakery 7717 W. Lawrence Ave Norridge, IL
    708-453-4412

    I know they make unicorn cakes/cupcakes

Jan 16

Updated 19 hours ago

Koch Foods?

Hi everyone,
I'm interested in the area, but I noticed there's a large chicken processing plant nearby. It seems like this could be quite a nuisance and I had some questions for the neighborhood. Is the facility noisy at odd hours? Do they actually slaughter chickens there, or is it just processing? I'm worried about seeing or hearing truckloads of live birds. I'm out and about very early in the morning.

  • John, when you told me at St. John's you're glued to social media, you weren't kidding. It took you 18 minutes to respond the other day. If I knew, I would've waited. I try to visit EB once or twice a week. Its very stressful to have both an alderman...

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    John, when you told me at St. John's you're glued to social media, you weren't kidding. It took you 18 minutes to respond the other day. If I knew, I would've waited. I try to visit EB once or twice a week. Its very stressful to have both an alderman and president addicted to the internet. I bet watching Trump is like looking in the mirror. Those residents by Koch had a lengthy list of complaints that you couldn't do anything about, so they turned to Laurino (and she's a lovely woman). I'd go get my notes and list all the violations but I feel like this is a setup. Someone joins EB, posts one question and responds once? Doesn't sound like she wants to be part of our EB family.

    In short, it's a mess over there. The deliveries doubled after Arena became alderman (23K in campaign contributions) and a whole host of other things. I spoke to the residents and went to their community meeting. The poor souls had to turn to another alderman for help. They also don't even know they have a neighborhood association but I told them not to bother. This has nothing to do with Pamela although, Paula should have smelled the stench of rotting chicken or saw the blow flies if she walks by? How about the spill a year and a half ago?! They came out with hazmat suits. Does any of this ring a bell with my OIP neighbors? You two can stop by or go to one of their meetings, they're lovely people.

    https://chicago.everyblock.com/improvement/jan21-koch-foods-old-irving-park-5678683/

    http://abc7chicago.com/archive/9262008/

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/83799432-157.html

    Lastly, someone said Koch Foods is arrogant on one of the above threads. They're even cockier now that they're allowed to break the law.

  • Can anyone speak to the smell during the summer? We are considering purchasing in the Terraces and wondering if the smell is still an issue. Since it’s winter and cold outside we haven’t been able to notice any smells, but am worried that changes in the summer! Thank you!

Feb 15

Updated 20 hours ago

New Nite Cap

The new facade looks amazing! Does anyone know what kind of business is going into the old Nite Cap?

  • The current target for Culver's opening is January 29th

  • PennyPenguin Chillin' out on EB

    "This is what people moving in or potentially moving in to want to see."

    So the opinions of residents who already live here are not as important or hold as much weight as these alleged people moving in Duran? Aren't we all equal?

28 hours ago

Ready to Celebrate? Come on Over for the 2nd Annual MLK Day Dinner Northwest - Unity in Community

Greetings My Neighbors,

Its Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and that means you are welcome to join with Unity in Community as we celebrate the life and the legacy of Dr. King, as well as the need for our ongoing work towards racial and gender equality, and inclusion for all. You are most welcome to join us tonight, Monday, January 15, for the 2nd Annual MLK Day Dinner, the Northwest area's only annual MLK dinner. , We'll be at the...

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Greetings My Neighbors,

Its Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and that means you are welcome to join with Unity in Community as we celebrate the life and the legacy of Dr. King, as well as the need for our ongoing work towards racial and gender equality, and inclusion for all. You are most welcome to join us tonight, Monday, January 15, for the 2nd Annual MLK Day Dinner, the Northwest area's only annual MLK dinner. , We'll be at the Wildwood Tavern (6140 W. Touhy, Niles) from 6:30-8:30 PM. Cost is $15/person (CASH ONLY, please - and if you can't afford that, come anyway, we'll figure it out.) It's not too late. All ages welcome.

Need more information? Email jac.charlier@gmail.com or see the EveryBlock MLK Day Dinner Event here: https://chicago.everyblock.com/neighbor-events/jan15-unity-community-2nd-annual-mlk-northwest-area-dinner-8428566/

Want to know more about this national holiday? Keep reading.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent
question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” Against what seemed like
impossible odds, Dr. King and scores of his fellow citizens of all races came
together and, ultimately, helped bend the moral arc of the universe toward
justice. In recognition of Dr. King’s incredible legacy of service to all, Congress
designated the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday as a national day of
service in 1994, and charged the Corporation for National and Community
Service with leading this effort. Taking place each year on the third Monday in January, the MLK Day of Service is the only federal holiday observed as a national day of service – a “day on, not a day off.” Today's commemoration of the MLK Day of Service on Monday, January 15 is an opportunity to remember that history. It is also a time to consider how much work still remains to fulfill Dr. King’s dream.

5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Scam! Man steps in front of my car, fakes injury, and says "Give me $50 and I'll forget about it."

A man stepped in front of my car at Henderson & LeClaire, just as I started to pull out into the intersection. He pretended to be hit, and then did his best LeBron James flop onto the pavement. WAY overacting and obviously trying to scare me into thinking I'd done something wrong. I stopped my car and got out. He was a middle aged man, and was talking (or pretending to) on his phone in a slavic language. I asked...

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A man stepped in front of my car at Henderson & LeClaire, just as I started to pull out into the intersection. He pretended to be hit, and then did his best LeBron James flop onto the pavement. WAY overacting and obviously trying to scare me into thinking I'd done something wrong. I stopped my car and got out. He was a middle aged man, and was talking (or pretending to) on his phone in a slavic language. I asked him what he wanted to do, and he kept trying to pretend I hit him. After about 5 minutes, he said "you can go" and then finally said "give me $50 and I'll forget about it." I didn't give him anything and drove away. A**HOLE!!!!!! This happened about 5:50PM on Jan 10th. Don't fall for this scam.

This video gives you an idea of what to look out for:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQs0dDzQqEE

    Insurance scam Fail: Man pretends to be hit by car ?
    Insurance scam Fail, man pretends to be hit by car allegedly to get money from driver.
    https://www.youtube.com/
  • Jen Baron JBaron

    I agree with NW-sider! Stay in your car, do exactly as he advises and call the police if you need. I'm just glad your are ok and nothing came of the situation. It could have been much worse, like leading to robbery or car jacking!

  • Eric Pepeson NW-side deplorable, based-stickman, commie-crusher

    That was the worst acting job I have ever seen.

6 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Fresh fruit delivery now available in our area - Imperfect Produce

We just signed up for this service so cant vouch for it yet but figured it was worth a shot. I know there are lots of people here who frequent the farmers markets and/or grow their own, so "imperfect" is probably not much of a concern.

https://www.imperfectproduce.com/register.php?referral=291345

^using referral link gets $10 off.

    Register :: Imperfect: Ugly produce delivery for 30-50% less!
    Imperfect delivers ugly produce for 30% less than grocery store prices. Based in San Francisco, we deliver to the Bay Area, Los Angeles, Portland, and Seattle. Coming soon to the Midwest, East Coast, South, Southwest, and Southeast!
    https://www.imperfectproduce.com
  • Chicago Tonight had a segment about this company. Several people in my neighborhood group on Facebook have used it and are satisfied with it.

    It's a subscription service, so you have to order on a regular basis.

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

    I received my first box this week. I forgot to pick my items, but was not disappointed at all!! The quality was fantastic. We are getting a small fruit and vegetable box every other week, but may change to every week. With the delivery charge, I think I paid around $10: celery, carrots, onions, red potatoes, spaghetti squash, lemons and oranges, the most beautiful head of red cabbage I've ever seen. All organic. Cost varies based on content

    Use this link, and we'll each get a $10 credit. https://www.imperfectproduce.com/register.php?referral=282940

4 days ago

4 days ago

Swim Lessons at NEIU start Jan. 16

Swim Lessons for Adults and Children begin Jan. 16 at NEIU Campus Recreation.

Openings for children or youth (ages 5 to 16) are available for:

Monday 6:30
Tuesday 6:30
Wednesday 5:45 and 6:30
Friday 5:15
Saturday 10:30 and 11:15

For adults:

Monday 7:15
Tuesday 7:15
Wednesday 7:15

For further information please see our website. https://neiu.edu/university-life/campus-recreation/aquatics

To see the full schedule and to register for swim lessons, follow this link https://apm.activecommunities.com/crneiu and search “youth swim lessons” or “adult swim lessons.”

    Aquatics | NEIU University Life
    Swimming is one of the best-all around workouts, involving nearly every major muscle group. Plus, water disperses heat more efficiently than air and cools the body, lowering your risk for overheating. And swimming offers up to 14% more resistance than exercising on land, providing an all-around great workout.
    https://neiu.edu

4 days ago

affordable snow removal service/person?

hello neighbors!
We are a new business at the corner of Avondale and Pulaski and we are looking for a more affordable option for our snow removal. We're interested in a professional service for heavier snow falls (over one inch) and/or a local person who could just (perhaps with a snowblower?) take care of our sidewalks during light snowfalls. We've gotten lucky so far this year but there is still (purportedly) a lot of winter days left!

Thanks!
Sonya Seifert
Bluebird Wellness
www.bluebirdwell.com

    home page
    Bluebird practitioners offer acupuncture, herbal therapy, and nutritional counseling. We provide private and sliding-scale community acupuncture treatments, in English and Spanish, to help make our treatments affordable and accessible. All of our services are by appointment only. Call, email, or click on the button below to set up an appointment.
    http://www.bluebirdwell.com

Jan 09

Updated 5 days ago

Redfin's 25 "Have it all" neighborhoods

Redfin just released it's annual list of "Have it all" neighborhoods and Dunning was #1 in the country! 80 different U.S. markets were analyzed in the study and our own 60634 topped the list. Rankings are based upon home price, schools, walkability, safety and commute times.

Now, more than ever, we need a new high school at the Read Dunning site. Bridge, Canty, Dever and Smyser are anchoring this part of the NW Side and are a large part of...

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Redfin just released it's annual list of "Have it all" neighborhoods and Dunning was #1 in the country! 80 different U.S. markets were analyzed in the study and our own 60634 topped the list. Rankings are based upon home price, schools, walkability, safety and commute times.

Now, more than ever, we need a new high school at the Read Dunning site. Bridge, Canty, Dever and Smyser are anchoring this part of the NW Side and are a large part of Dunning making this list. Give these parents a reason to stay in Dunning, give them a new modern high school, it's long overdue. The land at Irving and Oak Park is plentiful and has been sitting idle for decades. This should be an easy decision.

  • Citizen Pain Citizen Pain

    @Paul. They seem to have a better handle on technology than any other real estate company. It's their Ace card really. I rely on their property search site for some RE investment purposes because it contains almost as much useful info as the MLS.

  • Thomas R Resident of Schorsch Village

    I was surprised by the Wrigleyville and Andersonville median prices, they seemed low. Anyone who lives on the North Side knows those areas are more expensive. Those areas are saturated with condos. It depends on how they get their samplings for the median home prices. My experience with Redfin is that their home estimator is usually higher than Zillow or Realtor.com. Keep in mind that the median prices include homes that flippers buy which are of course lower than other sold, turn-key properties.

6 days ago

11 Happy Hour Specials to Try In Chicago Now

PORTAGE PARK— Community Tavern, 4038 N. Milwaukee Avenue

This article has 12 other Chicago locations (Show)

ANDERSONVILLE— Hutch American Kitchen + Bar, 1477 W. Winnemac Avenue

BRIDGEPORT— The Duck Inn, 2701 S. Eleanor Street

DUNNING— Fizz Eatery and Soda Fountain, 7958 W. Belmont Avenue

FULTON MARKET— Regards to Edith, 326 N. Morgan Street

LINCOLN PARK— King Crab House, 1816 N. Halsted Street

The latest iteration of King Crab, back at the original location near the corner of Halsted and Willow, has $4 house wines, $5 draft beers and cocktails — including their Mai Tai.

THE LOOP— Raised, 1 W. Wacker Drive

PILSEN— Alulu Brewpub, 2011 S. Laflin Street

STREETERVILLE— The Albert, inside The Hotel EMC2, 228 E. Ontario Street

WEST LOOP— Bin 36, 161 N. Jefferson Street

WICKER PARK— Black Bull, 1721 W. Division Street

WICKER PARK— Estelle’s, 2013 W. North Avenue

    11 Happy Hour Specials to Try In Chicago Now
    Happy hour specials are important. The discounted prices are a great tool to bring Chicagoans into bars and restaurants no matter the weather. It's been almost three years since state lawmakers legalized happy hour, lifting obsolete restrictions that prevented restaurant and bar owners from offer discounts on alcoholic drinks.
    https://chicago.eater.com

6 days ago

Unity in Community: Getting Ready for MLK Day on Monday, January 15 - Dine, Donate, Demand

Greetings Again My Neighbors,

As you get ready for the 2nd Annual Unity in Community MLK Day Dinner on Monday, January 15 at Wildwood Tavern from 6:30-8"30 PM (event details are here: https://nextdoor.com/events/1782090/ (Please RSVP if you have not already done so. Cost is $15/person.) it's time to think about what you can do on the MLK National Day of Service, also on January 15 and starting this upcoming weekend.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent...

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Greetings Again My Neighbors,

As you get ready for the 2nd Annual Unity in Community MLK Day Dinner on Monday, January 15 at Wildwood Tavern from 6:30-8"30 PM (event details are here: https://nextdoor.com/events/1782090/ (Please RSVP if you have not already done so. Cost is $15/person.) it's time to think about what you can do on the MLK National Day of Service, also on January 15 and starting this upcoming weekend.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent
question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” Through the *MLK National
Day of Service and through this upcoming weekend, you can answer that question. *Locate where you can donate your time and treasure through the act of service to our neighbors* at https://www.nationalservice.gov/mlkday and be part of all those taking part in the the MLK National Day of Service.

Questions? Please ask. Jac.Charlier@gmail.com.

See you at the MLK Day Dinner - all ages are welcome...

Unity in Community is a citizen-led initiative. Our Mission is to create an open civic space in the Northwest area - city and suburbs alike *for civil conversation, growth, reflection, and shared action regarding race, gender, and diversity.

    Unity In Community 2nd Annual Mlk Northwest Area Dinner
    Greetings My Neighbors! Unity in Community is pleased to invite you to our 2nd Annual MLK Northwest Area Dinner on Monday, January 15, 2018 from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM at the Wildwood Tavern.
    https://nextdoor.com

Jan 09

Catalytic Converter theft attempt

Hi Neighbors,
Just a heads up. I had an attempted theft of my catalytic converter over the weekend. I live on the 3900 block of Kedvale, and drive a 2012 Jeep Liberty. My car was parked right out in front of my building on the same block. I am not sure if it happened overnight Saturday to Sunday (Jan 6th o Jan 7th) or Sunday to Monday (Jan 7th to Jan 8th) as I did not drive my car on...

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Hi Neighbors,
Just a heads up. I had an attempted theft of my catalytic converter over the weekend. I live on the 3900 block of Kedvale, and drive a 2012 Jeep Liberty. My car was parked right out in front of my building on the same block. I am not sure if it happened overnight Saturday to Sunday (Jan 6th o Jan 7th) or Sunday to Monday (Jan 7th to Jan 8th) as I did not drive my car on Sunday. Monday morning however when I left for work the car sounded like truck, and was extremely loud when accelerating. I took it to Iggy's Muffler shop on Montrose and Harlem and was told that someone had cut through the front, and was half way through the back with they either gave up, or got spooked and left. Iggy's did great work and only charged me $50 to weld everything back together.

Not sure there is any way to prevent this from happening in the future, other than parking in well lit areas and everyone keeping a watchful eye. Unfortunately I do not have garage access which would be the best option.

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Jan 05

Updated Jan 08

    These Are The 10 Richest Neighborhoods In Chicago
    We used science and data to determine which Chicago neighborhoods have the richest people. This article is an opinion based on facts and is meant as infotainment. Don't freak out. Welcome to the land of the 1%. Where you'll find lawyers, and doctors, and business executives.
    https://www.homesnacks.net
  • I believe if the police or fire department salaries were cut in half today, majority of the cops and firemen would stay on the job regardless. If they were to leave, I believe they could be replaced with equally as capable people rather quickly. I just believe their pay and benefits, including their pensions have gotten out of hand. If the unions do not want to agree to these reductions then I think a municipal bankruptcy would help take care of things.

  • PortageRules Love Portage Park!

    Cut police salaries in half? Can we start by not allowing the doubling of said salaries from rampant and often fake overtime. The OT these people put in is criminal and downright dangerous. It's nearly physically impossible to be coherent with the hours they put in and these people are...

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    Cut police salaries in half? Can we start by not allowing the doubling of said salaries from rampant and often fake overtime. The OT these people put in is criminal and downright dangerous. It's nearly physically impossible to be coherent with the hours they put in and these people are behind the wheel of very powerful autos and are armed to the teeth. The greed is no different than the wealthiest of business exec. And now all to be reactionary instead of preventative as far as serving and protecting. Not much more than a clean up crew and a very very expensive one at that.

Jan 05

Updated Jan 08

Celebrating MLK Day on Monday, January 15 in Three Easy Steps - Dine, Donate, Demand

Greetings My Neighbors!

It's time to get ready to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Day on Monday, January 15.

In recognition of Dr. King’s incredible legacy of service to all, Congress designated the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday as a national day of service. Against what seemed like impossible odds, Dr. King and scores of his fellow citizens of all races came together and, ultimately, helped bend the moral arc of the universe toward justice. The upcoming...

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Greetings My Neighbors!

It's time to get ready to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Day on Monday, January 15.

In recognition of Dr. King’s incredible legacy of service to all, Congress designated the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday as a national day of service. Against what seemed like impossible odds, Dr. King and scores of his fellow citizens of all races came together and, ultimately, helped bend the moral arc of the universe toward justice. The upcoming commemoration of the MLK Day of Service on Monday, January 15, is an opportunity to remember that history and re-commit ourselves as citizens by volunteering in service to one another. It is also a time to consider how much work still remains to fulfill Dr. King’s dream.

You can get going to celebrate MLK Day in three easy steps:

1) Dine
Register now to join with your neighbors at the Northwest area's first and only MLK Day Dinner on Monday, January 15 from 6:30PM - 8:30PM. Once again this year we'll be at the Wildwood Tavern**, 6941 W. Touhy, Niles. Cost is only $15/person. The price includes a chili bar, soup, salad and breads.

To register you can 1) simply reply to this post or 2) send an email to us at jac.charlier@gmail.com or 3) click here https://www.facebook.com/events/380722305718681/ for Facebook Event site.

**Wildwood Tavern has free parking and is easily accessible via CTA.

2) Donate
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” Through the MLK National Day of Service, you can answer that question. Locate where and how here: https://www.nationalservice.gov/mlkday

3) Demand
The single word that best describes the work of Dr. King is justice. To that end, this year Unity in Community is proud to support the Chicago Women's March on January 20. Learn more here: http://womens121marchonchicago.org/

Want more info? Contact Jac Charlier at jac.charlier@gmail.com

    MLK Day | 1.15.2018 | Corporation for National and Community Service
    Get up to date on everything happening for MLK Day.
    https://www.nationalservice.gov
  • J

    Jac is stirring it up again.

  • Phill Lucille, give me strength.

    Helen NoH is a big fan of controversial alderman Joe Moore (49h Ward). She's angry because I expressed my dislike for that alderman yesterday.
    To her, if you don't love Joe Moore with all your heart, then you're a "troll".

    We all have different opinions, Helen, don't get angry about it.

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Updated Jan 06

Vets

Who do you like/dislike in portage park? I use chicago pet clinic and ace animal hospital for back up. I do not like portage park animal hospital.

  • We have 3 dogs and a cat and they love going to the vet. Love all Drs at Forest Glen on Elston! My parents and sis also go with all their pets too. Never push for expensive treatments and always explain things and options.

  • Too long to post nuances of situation but basically it involved a peculiar chronic ear infection, a lump under his ear, and an ear polyp but blood work and X-rays showed a healthy cat. Ultimately, it was carcinoma presenting itself in an obscure way (took him to Buffalo Grove specialty clinic for ct scan, and Dr. India did not think this was a good candidate for surgery and we sadly lost our cat in Nov. 2nd). Dr. Baehr never shrugged her shoulders or gave up.

Dec 22

Updated Jan 05

Do you leave mailperson a holiday gift?

Ive never done this but ive read up to $20.00 is standard. Thinking of doing it this year. How much do you give? Do you leave it in a card hanging out of your box like outgoing mail? Is there mail delivery tomorrow?

  • Dan G Scratch and win

    Agreed Weebis

  • Why would u want to tip any of these people,when they deliver to wrong addresses,steal from cards, they think have money in them,i now deliver my cards. In regards to garbage men and women i havent had recycled picked up going on a month. Tip this!

Dec 31 2014

Updated Jan 05

happy new year!

wishing everyone a safe and good new year!

anyone start on resolutions yet?

  • Good riddance to Jamie Anne...she's done don't ya know?!

    Thin skin much???

  • Giving credit or blame to a president for the state of the economy after one year is not right.

    If Trump's administration is able to sustain key economic factors (DJIA is not one of them) than we can begin to give him credit. But, until next year's State of the...

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    Giving credit or blame to a president for the state of the economy after one year is not right.

    If Trump's administration is able to sustain key economic factors (DJIA is not one of them) than we can begin to give him credit. But, until next year's State of the Union, we will have to see. The DJIA is an economic factor mainly for the upper crust including CEO's of the companies measured via the DJIA. I understand that retirement plans are effected by the DJIA, but that, like the economy is cyclical and factored into your lifetime average including the lean years when you shift your money largely to interest bearing investments.A select few are lucky enough or knowledgeable enough to play the market perfectly. (aka insiders and CEO's)

    Job creation, median income numbers, unemployment rates and interest rates are what effect the commoners like you and me not the DJIA. Giving Obama credit for that yesterday or to Trump today is a red herring.

    Now I will say that, in comparing economic numbers during the Reagan years and the Obama years, the recovery was considerably more sluggish under Obama. Both men inherited a catastrophic economy. While the economy has its own engine, the president's policies can assist in the trend (up or down). The economy has and always will run in cycles.

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

Dec 18

Updated Jan 01

Cat lady from.....

Hello neighbors! We have a crazy cat lady on our street. She has at least 10 cats that roam freely. They are a problem. They spray, they get in my garage, they poop in everyone's lawn. I can't open my front door without one trying to run in. I know there are leash laws for dogs but what about cats. I am not the only neighbor upset by all the cats. I've tried talking to the cat lady but she does not care. Will the city come out if I call with a complaint?

  • Alley Cat Allies is a reputable organization that has been around for quite some time. Perhaps they are referring to the TNR cats as having a lifespan of 7 years. Surely they know that a strictly indoor pet cat receiving proper nutrition, veterinary care, etc., can and often does live...

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    Alley Cat Allies is a reputable organization that has been around for quite some time. Perhaps they are referring to the TNR cats as having a lifespan of 7 years. Surely they know that a strictly indoor pet cat receiving proper nutrition, veterinary care, etc., can and often does live almost 3 times that long. One of my cats was 19 years and 9 months old with medical issues that were well maintained over a long period of time. A friend had a kitty that was 26 years old. So, yes, cats can live very nicely well into a ripe old age!

  • Mute Truth is not determined by majority vote

    "Perhaps they are referring to the TNR cats as having a lifespan of 7 years. "

    Nope. Heres a quote from them

    "83% of the cats in managed TNR colonies had been residing in those colonies for more than six years—indicating a lifespan comparable to the 7.1-year lifespan of pet...

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    "Perhaps they are referring to the TNR cats as having a lifespan of 7 years. "

    Nope. Heres a quote from them

    "83% of the cats in managed TNR colonies had been residing in those colonies for more than six years—indicating a lifespan comparable to the 7.1-year lifespan of pet cats."

    From this link

    https://www.alleycat.org/resources/why-trap-neuter-return-feral-cats-the-case-for-tnr/

    "Surely they know that a strictly indoor pet cat receiving proper nutrition, veterinary care, etc., can and often does live almost 3 times that long. "

    Of course they know. And any reputable organization wouldnt state differently.

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Updated Dec 28

Any recognize this cat?

There's a garfield-looking cat that has been coming by my house for about 8 years or so now (Cullom and Long area.) She likes hanging out in my yard during the day. I've always been reluctant to bring her inside because I believe she's someone's cat. (Well fed, well groomed, when it's cold or wet she doesn't show up etc.)

She stopped coming around right after the time that the trapper was catching cats so I figured her owners were...

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There's a garfield-looking cat that has been coming by my house for about 8 years or so now (Cullom and Long area.) She likes hanging out in my yard during the day. I've always been reluctant to bring her inside because I believe she's someone's cat. (Well fed, well groomed, when it's cold or wet she doesn't show up etc.)

She stopped coming around right after the time that the trapper was catching cats so I figured her owners were keeping her indoors (good.) She's now returned, but looking a bit skinny--she was always very plump. It's odd for cats to lose weight that quickly unless there is a health problem--I tried to feed her, but she's not really interested.

I'm thinking about bringing her inside and possibly to the vet. But before I do that, I wanted to see if anyone knows if she's got an owner in the neighborhood. I tried to put a break-away collar on her that asked for her owner to call me, but she's not having any of that. I have not yet had her checked for a microchip and she is not ear-tipped.

  • Sheri is awesome. She took photos for Famous Fido of the dog I eventually ended up adopting. Then I returned to her studio for new photos a year or two later.

  • Yes, Sheri is wonderful. She helped me with a pregnant cat that showed up at my back door one day. She filled me in on what I needed to know, took the kittens pictures when they were ready to be adopted and posted them on her site. She started her...

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    Yes, Sheri is wonderful. She helped me with a pregnant cat that showed up at my back door one day. She filled me in on what I needed to know, took the kittens pictures when they were ready to be adopted and posted them on her site. She started her own rescue about a year or so ago.

    I'll post flyers in the neighborhood (when it gets a bit warmer) and see if anyone recognizes her. I haven't seen her since my failed attempt at bringing her in but that's pretty typical during the winter.

Dec 25 2015

Updated Dec 28

merry christmas !

merry christmas to all my every block friends.

I wish everyone well, especially those that may be having a difficult time this time of year.

if you received a gift good or bad and would recommend or not recommend you can post it below.

this way all those gift cards or exchanges anyone has to do knows what to spend it on.

  • scain09 Transplant from southside

    I got new socks but no underwear. I guess this pair can last me til next year. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  • well, they ended up taking it back to target, they could not find the receipt, and even though they asked to do an even exchange and just get a different size target gave them 1/2 off credit because of no receipt (which may or may not have been the last sale price) and got me another pair.

Dec 28

Dec 19

Updated Dec 27

Neighbor got robbed at gun point in alley.

A male African American robbed one of the neighbors at gun point by Addison and Long on Friday, December 15th around 7:30pm as he was in his garage. I saw the suspect running from the alley in all black crossing Addison going southbound and reported it to the police. The male was about 6ft tall, skinny build, really dark skinned, and in his early 20's. Not sure if the suspect was with others or alone.

Neighbors in the area have said there has been a string of attacks. Please be aware of your surroundings.

  • Dan G Scratch and win

    Don't discredit hyenas like that.

  • Eric Pepeson NW-side deplorable, based-stickman, commie-crusher

    Liberal logic... "So much racism on this thread!" ... says something racist.

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

Dec 27

Dec 26

Six Corners Dancers

Stroller here so never really quite the dancer but hope all is going well for all of you.

I see the one off businesses and the chains filling spots and axes being bought so hope it all continues to move forward for y'all.

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Dec 24

Updated Dec 25

Looking for a Church on Christmas Eve?

If anyone's looking for a church today, we'd love to welcome you to Park Community Church at Forest Glen. There are services at 10 am and 4:30 pm. The address is at -> 4920 W Foster Ave, Chicago, IL 60630 and you can get more information at parkcommunity.church. This church changed my life and the people are amazing, please come!

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  • Michael McDonough Resident of BelCragin

    Keep the first six letters in the word Christmas the most important.

  • Mute Truth is not determined by majority vote

    "This church changed my life"

    I never understood when people said this. Truly envy people like this. Spent 1/3 of my life in many different episcopal churches baptist churches lutheran churches and catholic churches and never once did any make me feel close to changing my life. Hence i asked...

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    "This church changed my life"

    I never understood when people said this. Truly envy people like this. Spent 1/3 of my life in many different episcopal churches baptist churches lutheran churches and catholic churches and never once did any make me feel close to changing my life. Hence i asked what demonination this church was yet i was just downvoted for asking. Or maybe cuz i mentioned i was working? As if i want to be working all day christmas eve. Or maybe because i asked of they had midnight mass?

Dec 08

Updated Dec 24

My sister is looking for a home for 2 cats

If anyone knows anyone who would be interested please let me know. Its truly a sad story. She will not enlist the help of a shelter. She won't separate them either. It is my opinion they would be able to be separated if the 2 of them become too much but she will not separate them herself. She will take them back if it doesn't work out or someone changes their mind. The cats are not a problem. My sisters...

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If anyone knows anyone who would be interested please let me know. Its truly a sad story. She will not enlist the help of a shelter. She won't separate them either. It is my opinion they would be able to be separated if the 2 of them become too much but she will not separate them herself. She will take them back if it doesn't work out or someone changes their mind. The cats are not a problem. My sisters and her dog are the problem. He is harassing the cats. The cats are ok with dogs. Her dog is not ok with the cats. They really need a better home. My sister favors the dog. When she doesn't have money she feeds them dog food! She doesn't keep up with cleaning the litter like she should. I can't have any cats because mine is FELV+ and I am a renter. My landlord lives in my building and only allows one cat. She was supposed to be taking care of the cats temporarily but the original guardian is now in a nursing home and wont be able to take them back. She is aware she is looking for a home for them. I'm willing to provide some free cat sitting visits to anyone who adopts them( within reason). I will drive you to meet the cats in Elgin if needed. Or I will bring them to you if you would like. A trial basis is good too. Or even if I could find someone to take care of them until a new home is found that could work too. I'm willing to help in any way I can.

Dec 23

Updated Dec 24

Christmas ideas

so I was sitting here thinking of what I would want for Christmas, but probably would not get and was thinking of what may be on other peoples Christmas list.

then I thought, this may be a great way to share ideas of what others may want, but don't know items exist or may give others gift ideas they may not have thought of.

I took the liberty of listing items of various prices, but you can list anything you...

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so I was sitting here thinking of what I would want for Christmas, but probably would not get and was thinking of what may be on other peoples Christmas list.

then I thought, this may be a great way to share ideas of what others may want, but don't know items exist or may give others gift ideas they may not have thought of.

I took the liberty of listing items of various prices, but you can list anything you may want to receive as a gift, also feel free to share gift ideas of what you have bought others that you feel are exceptional.

price should not matter in your listing, but try to list 3 realistic items (not like 3 Lamborghini's) and add a link for easy sharing.

merry Christmas

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Dec 22

Updated Dec 24

Do you know this cat?

We've seen this kitty around the backyard for a few days. Near Berenice and Laramie. Looks well cared for, but is very skittish. I've not been able to get very close. It's about to get VERY cold. Please let us know if this is your cat or you recognize it. Thank you!

  • This cat might also be part of a managed feral cat colony. Try to notice if it's left ear is tipped (the tip will be missing so it's flat across). It can be hard to tell from a distance, though.

  • You can also post this cat on Facebook--Chicago Northside Lost and Found Pets.

  • Mute Truth is not determined by majority vote

    There really should be a better way to let neighbors know there is a cat colony nearby. Just one of the many problems with tnr. Before a colony os set up neighbors shpuld be notified and agree on it. I assume this isnt done because ive asked this numerous times with no answer.

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