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  • JJ,
    I am not trying to insult you, but did you read the original post or the posted report?

    It is about cities spending taxpayer money on large verdict payouts, and the way investors that are cozy with pols make a ton of money off of us taxpayers.

  • gpblight 22 Yr East Garfield Resident

    This is a MUST READ. Chicago is 1/12 or .080 of the cities listed. YET we issue 81% of the BONDS to pay for 709/877mil of police brutality case losses.

    Chicago Taxpayers are floating bonds and paying INTEREST on these brutality cases.

    Who can stop this nonsense?????? What in the world is the BUDGET DIRECTOR thinking?

    Please READ and say an opinion. I had NO IDEA that Bonds would be floated to cover this loss! Taxpayers not only pay but we pay interest on top of it!!!!

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Catalytic converter?

Anyone know where I can get a catalytic converter replaced for less than $350? I have a 2002 honda odyssey. Some scum bag cut it out the night before last on LeMoyne and Kedzie.

  • Jerry Cargill Photographer, Teacher, Live on Milwaukee Ave.

    There are theft-proof cages you can have installed over your CC when you get it replaced. A quick online search should get one for the M&M of your car.

  • bricknmortar Humboldt resident since 1990

    Thank you JC I didn't know that. I also learned that there is an oxygen sensor in vehicles attached to the converter which is also stolen at the time because of course thieves just cut the whole thing out. This sensor is another $150 and you need it if you wan't your vehicle to pass the emissions test!

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new 2018 PROPERTY TAX Assessments --> Assessor Appeal Workshop July 23

Logan Square / Jefferson Township triennial reassessments being mailed out by Cook County Assessor. Property Tax Exemptions & Appeal Workshop scheduled Monday JULY 23 from 7:00 - 9:00 pm at 3636 W Wolfram / SAINT HYACINTH Basilica Resurrection Hall with Assessor staff. Some folks may have BIG increases. Proper Exemptions and Appeal can help. 2018 Assessment will be used for 2018 taxes which are paid in 2019. Posting here before EveryBlock disappears.

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Seamstress/Tailor

Does anyone know a great seamstress or tailor in the Humboldt Park, Logan Square, Wicker Park, or Bucktown area?
I have a nice dress for a wedding that I need to get tailored!

Thanks!

  • Jennifer, I got things in pretty early so I didn't need them to rush. I dropped off my wedding dress mid- Feb and picked it up early April. I dropped off a jumpsuit early April and picked it up late April. I chose my dates based on my weekend availability though

  • Ditto on Fit N Stiches ... great work. Way better than a dry cleaner ;)

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    The Puerto Rican Agenda of Chicago convenes Coalition to Ensure La Casa Puertorriqueña Remains Community-Owned Institution
    Statement from Puerto Rican Agenda: While the devastating impact of Hurricane Maria on Puerto Rico has focused The Puerto Rican Agenda of Chicago (The Agenda) efforts on providing relief to the island, direct assistance to those resettling in Chicago, and support in the rebuilding efforts, The Agenda is coordinating a strategic coalition to save the Daniel Ramos Casa Puertorriqueña.
    http://www.prcc-chgo.org

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Dog Friendly Area in Humboldt Park - Application Status

Hi Neighbors,

This post is to notify you all that a steering committee have assembled and filed an application for a Dog Friendly Area (DFA) in Humboldt Park! We have the support of the park manager and the alderman, and there generally seems to be much support from neighbors, but to pull it off we'll need to show a lot of support from dog owners and non-dog owners in the neighborhood.

As some of you may know, we submitted an...

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Hi Neighbors,

This post is to notify you all that a steering committee have assembled and filed an application for a Dog Friendly Area (DFA) in Humboldt Park! We have the support of the park manager and the alderman, and there generally seems to be much support from neighbors, but to pull it off we'll need to show a lot of support from dog owners and non-dog owners in the neighborhood.

As some of you may know, we submitted an application at the end of last year, and it came back a few months later, denied not for lack of support or need, but because we simply asked for more land than the parks department maximum allowed for Dog Friendly Areas. With the huge area available in HP we thought it worth trying to break the rule on the premise that it could result in a vaster play area for dogs, and perhaps serve to attract more people to the park from other neighborhoods. We have resubmitted with a smaller designated area (15000 sq. ft.), and are hopeful.

Thanks to the community-minded trailblazers in other neighborhoods, the Parks Department has a fairly comprehensive website on Dog Friendly Areas. See this link:
http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/facilities/dog-friendly-areas/

If you scroll down there is another link after a few paragraphs, to procedures for establishing a Dog Friendly Area. Anyone interested should familiarize themselves with the process but in summary:

STEP 1. Assemble a steering committee
STEP 2. Communicate with appropriate authorities and establish a suitable location
STEP 3. File an application
STEP 4. If approved, petition neighbors for signatures (100 needed from both dog-owners and non-dog owners)
STEP 5. Conduct surveys of proposed area to determine potential impact, 4x over 1 year.
STEP 6. Raise $ and commit to at least 3 years of ongoing management.

We're in step 3 now, and looking for your support! Please reply below if you support having a Dog Friendly Area in Humboldt Park!

    Dog Friendly Areas - Facilities | Chicago Park District
    http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com
  • I am 100% in for a dog friendly area in the park - Apple would love it :) 🐶

    I work for a liquor company as well so I could likely help out once it gets to the fundraiser party point in the list 😎

  • I fully support having a dog park/ designated dog friendly area in Humboldt Park, as a pet owner I would love to take my dog on a play date/dates.

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May 19 2016

Updated Jul 08

Riot Fest and Humboldt Park in the news again...

Pretty one sided reporting by Josh Greenfield... He even found a way to criticize giving turkeys and toys out to the community.

http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/music-festivals-public-space-riot-fest-douglas-park/Content?oid=22142940

    Are music festivals a sound use of Chicago's public parks?
    On a recent Monday afternoon, members of a group called Concerned Citizens of Riot Fest in Douglas Park guided a visitor around the west-side green space they say was disfigured by the three-day music festival last fall.
    http://www.chicagoreader.com

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LOST CAT Pearson and Paulina

Savannah is a 10 year old petite and sweet indoor cat who snuck out the front door the night of June 20. We are desperate to find her. Please report any sightings via text or a phone call at 312-315-7102.

  • Here is the standard lost cat Top Ten "to do" list:

    1. put her litterbox outside along with something else she sleeps on or smells like you.
    2. make photo posters and put them in neighbors' doors asking them to check their garages or other places she could be closed...

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    Here is the standard lost cat Top Ten "to do" list:

    1. put her litterbox outside along with something else she sleeps on or smells like you.
    2. make photo posters and put them in neighbors' doors asking them to check their garages or other places she could be closed in. post on poles around your neighborhood; posters have been found to be the #1 thing that gets cats home.
    3. if you got your cat at a shelter, call the shelter as if the cat is found the chip will come back to them, not you.
    4. call the closest vets and let them know he is missing and see if they have any reports; people sometimes take found pets there to see if they are chipped.
    5. monitor animal control and visit in person;
    6. list on craigslist lost and found, lost cats Illinois, etc.
    7. go out at dusk with a high powered flashlight and call and look for the reflection of the cat's eyes (she has probably not gone too far); call near closed garage doors and listen for a response.
    8.. get up in the middle of the night, (2-3) when it is very quiet and open your front and back doors and call her.
    9. if cat freaks out being outside, borrow or rent a trap from one of the shelters and bait it with her favorite smelliest food, cover with blanked and leave on your property or where cat has been sited. You may need to release other animals and set several times. If you need a trap, post that here, as people will often direct you to where one is available.
    10. update us here with cat sighting, and when cat is recovered, update your post with what works or doesn't so we can help other people.
    Good luck and keep looking. If you search "lost cat" on everyblock you will see other suggestions and stories of cats recovered after a month or more.

  • Great list.

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