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Jul 08

Jul 07

Bushes

Can anyone recommend someone to remove 3 bushes from in front of my house? And would anyone know the approximate cost?

Jul 02

Updated Jul 03

Car broken into 7800 block gregory

Car was ransacked and broken in to Saturday night 6/30/18. Nothing was taken but maybe some change... just things were definitely thrown around and left open in the car. Happened approx. between 10-1am

  • OParker Native Chicagoan

    Been several auto related break in,vandalism, and theft incidents in that area over the past few months. Hopefully the creeps are caught soon.

Jul 02

Jun 27

Narural vs treated water

My plants grow much better with rain water. If I use chicago water they still grow but not as well. This would be a nice research project for a school that's in the farming program.

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Jun 19

Updated Jun 21

LOST BLACK CAT! Please help bring him home

My black cat Ramses got out a few days ago and hasn't come back. He likes to wander out in the yard but never for more than an hour or so
*HAS CLAWS but won't use them on people
*PINK COLLAR with black tag, my cell # and his name are on it, if he still has it on
*KINK IN HIS TAIL near the tip
*VERY FRIENDLY
*LOVES TO PLAY WITH DOGS
*LOVES PEOPLE

  • LadyHawk Lifelong resident

    I'm so sorry. You must be heartbroken. Hope he is home soon!

  • Susan in the Oriole Park area resident in Oriole Park area

    I, too, am sorry to hear about your missing cat Ramses. I will keep an eye out. In the meantime,

    I must relay a cautionary tale: our neighbor's cat ended up locked in someone's garage for 2 weeks at a time TWICE because the cat was an "outdoor cat." I...

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    I, too, am sorry to hear about your missing cat Ramses. I will keep an eye out. In the meantime,

    I must relay a cautionary tale: our neighbor's cat ended up locked in someone's garage for 2 weeks at a time TWICE because the cat was an "outdoor cat." I know cats like to go out, but vets recommend that they NOT go out. My personal experience is that my older cat, 15 yo Tigey, went out ONE TIME on a leash with me and my husband to our backyard for an hour, rolled in the dirt and developed "Farmer's Disease." People can catch this too, by the way. It is a serious bacterial infection. Tigey developed a large, pus/blood filled boil on his neck (the main first symptom). Even tho he was old, the vet operated to remove the boil and its contents. After only ONE WEEK, another huge boil appeared. The vet operated AGAIN (with anesthesia, which is life-threatening to older cats, due to their compromised immune systems). Sadly, it did not work For eight months, I often lay with Tigey in the basement in the evening on soft fleece. We'd look into each other's eyes and I'd pet and kiss him. He looked so sad. He became weak and we had to have him euthanized. He had always been my favorite cat. He was the sweetest, most loving cat I know.

    So, think twice before allowing any cat, but especially a cat over the age of 9 go outside at ANY TIME. Hope you find Ramses!

Jun 21

Jun 17

  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    ¿All Elevations, repair/replace stone copings, repair/replace roof flashing along parapet edge, repair/replace/rebuild parapet wall and Lintels 500 Linear Ft., tuck-point 19550 Sq. Ft., repair/replace 1 Lintel at 6th floor, Only¿

    8439 W. Catherine Ave. Issued June 15, 2018 Comment

Jun 15

Dog Found

A white/black shih tzu was found early this morning around Carmen & Oak Park. The dog was brought to the 16th police station. Please pass the news to neighbors.

Jun 09

Jun 06

Updated Jun 08

    Affordable housing in the Far Northwest Side: A tale of two projects
    The economic bustle in and around O'Hare International Airport yields a strong job market for working-class Chicagoans, a market that's only going to get stronger when O'Hare's long-awaited expansion starts. Plenty of mass transit, including the Blue Line and an array of CTA bus routes, connects Far Northwest Side neighborhoods with the rest of the city.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com
  • Robert Rohdenburg Activist Citizen

    "A look at the latter case first. Near Norwood Park, GlenStar Properties wants to build a 299-unit apartment complex along the Kennedy Expressway, just east of O’Hare. As many as 30 of the units would be deemed affordable housing, which means rent for those units would be within reach for...

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    "A look at the latter case first. Near Norwood Park, GlenStar Properties wants to build a 299-unit apartment complex along the Kennedy Expressway, just east of O’Hare. As many as 30 of the units would be deemed affordable housing, which means rent for those units would be within reach for people making 60 percent or less of the neighborhood’s median income.

    The location would be ideal — within walking distance of CTA bus routes, the Blue Line’s Cumberland station, and a Greyhound bus stop.

    Up until recently, however, GlenStar’s proposal looked like a victim of aldermanic prerogative — an unwritten rule that gives aldermen veto power over projects within their wards.

    The complex is proposed in the predominantly white 41st Ward, where Ald. Anthony Napolitano presides. Last fall at a city Zoning Committee hearing, Napolitano said he opposed the project because of concerns about the impact on traffic and local schools. In a lawsuit seeking to get the project approved, GlenStar says Napolitano failed to back up those assertions with data. GlenStar says the real reason for Napolitano’s opposition was the project’s inclusion of affordable housing.

    The zoning committee deferred action on the project indefinitely, and the deadline for a vote on the project expired in January. However, GlenStar officials were recently told their proposal will be put on the agenda for the Zoning Committee’s meeting June 26."..."What do the GlenStar and Full Circle proposals share in common? They each offer affordable housing in a part of the city where the job market’s arrow is up and the demand for lower-wage earners is sure to grow. That’s something that should be enabled. Neighborhoods are at their healthiest when they strike a balance between growth and affordability. Arena gets that. Napolitano doesn’t."

  • OParker Native Chicagoan

    Why do the developers and their supporters insist on wanting to make this and other projects about race or poverty when all many of us are asking is not to put in high density housing? Keep the buildings to 4 stories or less and include the 30 assisted housing units and I believe they would find a lot more support.

  • Robert Rohdenburg Activist Citizen

    6/7/18 Letter to the Chicago Tribune Editor in response to the 6/6 Tribune Editorial:"Letter: Aldermen have too much control over housing in their wards
    June 7, 2018, 1:40 PM

    The Chicago Tribune editorial “Affordable housing in the Far Northwest Side: A tale of two projects” urges affordable housing to be...

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    6/7/18 Letter to the Chicago Tribune Editor in response to the 6/6 Tribune Editorial:"Letter: Aldermen have too much control over housing in their wards
    June 7, 2018, 1:40 PM

    The Chicago Tribune editorial “Affordable housing in the Far Northwest Side: A tale of two projects” urges affordable housing to be considered in the Far Northwest Side of Chicago. For over a century, Far Northwest Side communities have, by design, been residentially segregated. Even today, aldermanic prerogative, an informal practice with no grounding in law, has been manipulated in an unjust manner to exclude under-represented populations. The Far Northwest Side of Chicago needs local and citywide leadership to step up and ensure healthy, inclusive and affordable communities are designed for the future, especially in light of plans to expand O’Hare International Airport.

    The O’Hare expansion is expected to generate 60,000 construction jobs and tens of thousands of permanent jobs in upcoming years. Airport workers will need affordable housing to eliminate hours of commute time. Lessening daily commute time improves quality of life for individuals and families, allowing more time to be spent with children, attend school, work out and become engaged community volunteers. Because of misuse of aldermanic prerogative, the GlenStar Properties project development, containing 299 units, including 30 units of affordable housing, has been in limbo for almost a year. Unless City Council zoning committee members take the high road for the greater good of the city and choose to ignore aldermanic prerogative, in a rare and almost unprecedented manner, the project will not be approved."

    Aldermanic prerogative needs to be re-examined to ensure it is not used to promote segregation in the future.".."Monica Dillon, Chicago"

    SEE the entire letter at:http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/letters/ct-letters-chicago-ohare-jobs-segregated-20180607-story.html

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May 31

Updated Jun 01

Operation Help A Hero

Operation Help A Hero
There are hundreds of homeless Veterans in Chicago. The City of Chicago is working hard to create a system where any episode of homelessness is rare and brief through the End Veterans Homelessness Initiative (EVHI). As we house these veterans, the transition from shelter or transitional housing to permanent housing, means many veterans do not have basic items to set up a home. Mayor Emanuel, the City Council, and Jewel-Osco are joining together in the month of June to help homeless Veterans in Chicago by creating move-in kits. Please help by donating new household items.
https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/fss/veterans/veteran-news/operation-help-a-hero.html

    operation-help-a-hero
    There are hundreds of homeless Veterans in Chicago. The City of Chicago is working hard to create a system where any episode of homelessness is rare and brief through the End Veterans Homelessness Initiative (EVHI). As we house these veterans, the transition from shelter or transitional housing to permanent housing, means many veterans do not have basic items to set up a home.
    https://www.cityofchicago.org

May 22

Updated May 30

Who drove across our lawns today?

The 7200 block of Oketo Ave. is in the process of being paved, so someone decides to avoid the barriers by driving across our lawns today to the end of the block about 1pm.

  • I wouldn't complain about that if it is all that happened. A few years ago, someone drove up onto my parkway and right over a sapling tree. One tire on each side of the trunk, and snapped it off just above ground level. Then went back into the street.

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