32 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Worms in meat at Tony's Fresh food at Fullerton and Central Park

Please do not shop at Tony's finer food. There are worms in the meat. The management does not want to deal with it. Because I sent Lorena without a receipt.

This is a serious health issue. I have informed Carlos Ramirez-Rosa and I have also filed a report with the City of Chicago public health department.

Tony's Fresh Market does not take this situation seriously.

  • Let me make it clear, receipt or no receipt this is not about the money. We spent $30.00 on meat. This is a public health issue. I have patronized this store happily for many years. There were worms in the meat, so we are not going to deal with that fact because I did not have a receipt. If there are unsanitary conditions they have to be dealt with. You are right we won't shop there any longer.

  • Mac Tíre Dogs. All day, every day.

    Yeah, thanks, Charlie. I got that much from your original post. You warned people about what you purchased, claimed management didn't want to deal with it, included a photo, and complained about no return or refund. Thanks for the warning. Your public service badge is in the mail.

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    Yeah, thanks, Charlie. I got that much from your original post. You warned people about what you purchased, claimed management didn't want to deal with it, included a photo, and complained about no return or refund. Thanks for the warning. Your public service badge is in the mail.

    Take a little bit of the credit for how things went down, though.
    Are you and yours in the habit of NOT inspecting/comparing perishables from the market? I understand there is a more than reasonable expectation to find only fresh, viable produce and meat, but even the best markets slip up every once in a while. Had you checked the meat in the first place, maybe you wouldn't have pirchased it, and instead could have told/showed/given it to the MOD at the time like most grown up, responsible shoppers would.
    Did your keen eye for photography just take that day off? You wouldn't blindly grab at a stack of apples and just take whatever you got without looking at it would you? I mean, there might be a worm in it!
    That meat shouldn't have been on display for purchase in that condition. They should be on top of that, like a responsible grocery should be. You could have still made your phone calls to report the incident, but you might not have ended up this upset over it.
    Stuff happens, Charlie. It's not like they put that piece of bad meat out with the specific intention of getting you all worked up. Don't take it so personally, ffs. You could have avoided a lot of that drama if you had very simply checked the meat before dropping it in your cart.

    Anyway, thanks for the heads up.

    Have a good one, Charlie.

35 hours ago

Updated 9 hours ago

Bullet shells

Noticed 8-9 shells on Bloomingdale Avenue between richmond and humboldt Blvd this morning, right where it intersects the alley. Anyone hear/notice anything recently? They seemed new. Just called it in so we’ll see.

  • If they are small brass casings they could be from a Hilte gun used to drive anchors into cement and/or brick. New construction going up right there. They usually use a .22 cal blank .

  • I wondered that about the the casings. They are s&w 10mm casings - I’m assuming smith and Wesson. Not sure if that fits the description for anchor driving casings.

    For what it’s worth they were still there about 2 hours ago, though crushed now. I took photos but can’t upload like ina new post. They were kind of in the mud from construction. But they were clean themselves. If the police looked for them they definitely didn’t pick them up.

4 days ago

Updated 15 hours ago

2017 United Van Line data shows people leaving Illinois

United Van Lines is the largest moving company in the country, and therefore sees migration trends each year.

Here are their findings for 2017

https://www.unitedvanlines.com/contact-united/news/movers-study-2017

    2017 National Movers Study
    Americans are moving westward, flocking to the Mountain and Pacific West, while the Northeast and Midwest continue to lose residents.
    https://www.unitedvanlines.com
  • 0.6% isnt a stampede but the fact that its the third year of an increasing number is a real problem condo dweller or not. The other factor is the median age of those leaving. They aren't all retirees a good portion are younger upper to middle class minorities looking for...

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    0.6% isnt a stampede but the fact that its the third year of an increasing number is a real problem condo dweller or not. The other factor is the median age of those leaving. They aren't all retirees a good portion are younger upper to middle class minorities looking for affordable housing to start a family.Which isnt an option in Chicago. The kind you'd want to keep to uplift some of the neighborhoods they grew up in. I am one of seven people in my own circle of close friends that are leaving within the next two years. You're short sighted if you think the rest of the city is benefiting from from the surge in prices from a particular neighborhood. No idea how any city worker makes ends meet in crook county

  • RAKARWOWSKI RETIRED CITY WORKER, CLEANING UP HUMBOLDT PARK

    2017 was the 7th YEAR in a row that Illinois/Chicago population has been at the lead of the decline! When would you label it a stampede? Soon we will be past the point of no return and it will be to late to address this problem. Think about that when zombie dem voters vote JB in and we Illinois dies!

23 hours ago

  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    replace plaster & drywall. tuckpoint as needed- electrical permit 100747329(no structural work)- all work same as existing; subject to field inspections

    4209 W. Cortez St. Issued February 14, 2018 Comment

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3 days ago

Updated 37 hours ago

Found Dog

Found today 2/14 near Maplewood & Hirsch, grey pitbull, no chip. not neutered, male

5 days ago

Updated 37 hours ago

Most juveniles charged with armed carjackings let go in 24 hours, records show

Dozens of juveniles were charged last year in Chicago for allegedly pointing guns at motorists and stealing their cars, but most were not detained longer than 24 hours, according to court records obtained by the Sun-Times.

Almost every part of the city has been plagued by the brazen holdups. There were almost 1,000 of them last year, compared with 663 in 2016.

https://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/juveniles-armed-carjackings-released-within-24-hours/

A few years ago, major reforms to the juvenile justice system changed how armed carjacking and armed...

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Dozens of juveniles were charged last year in Chicago for allegedly pointing guns at motorists and stealing their cars, but most were not detained longer than 24 hours, according to court records obtained by the Sun-Times.

Almost every part of the city has been plagued by the brazen holdups. There were almost 1,000 of them last year, compared with 663 in 2016.

https://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/juveniles-armed-carjackings-released-within-24-hours/

A few years ago, major reforms to the juvenile justice system changed how armed carjacking and armed robbery are handled, Cunningham said.

Under state law, murder, attempted murder, rape, armed robbery and aggravated carjacking all had been crimes for which juveniles were automatically transferred to adult court — and many stayed in jail on bond until trial. But the reforms removed aggravated carjacking and armed robbery from the automatic transfer provisions

    Most juveniles charged with armed carjackings let go in 24 hours, records show
    Dozens of juveniles were charged last year in Chicago for allegedly pointing guns at motorists and stealing their cars, but most were not detained longer than 24 hours, according to court records obtained by the Sun-Times. Armed carjackings have become a major political problem for Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
    https://chicago.suntimes.com
  • I was watching a segment on CBS Sunday Morning about girls being admitted to the Boy Scouts, which is trying to diversify, and how one group was made up of Cambodian refugees. They asked one scout what he would be doing if he wasn't a scout, and he said that he'd probably be in a gang. Why not start up scouting troops in our schools? It would give young boys a sense of belonging that they get from being gang members.

  • chitechie- scouts can be done. First step would be someone, typically a parent, would have to volunteer be the scout leader

Jan 08

Updated 41 hours ago

    Puerto Rican terrorist tells mainlander Americans to get off the island
    Convicted terrorist Oscar Lopez Rivera is at it again, demanding that mainland Americans helping hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico return home. Lopez Rivera, who just celebrated his 75th birthday, leveled the Yankee-go-home rant Sunday in remarks broadcast on the Spanish-language TV station Telemundo. "They should go. Just go. Just go," he said.
    https://www.yahoo.com
  • George F in Ravenswood displaced New Yorker

    RAK. No one is saying that white males are evil. They aren't anymore evil than any other race. I don't think you understand what white privilege means. Google it.

  • LT Res Long Time Chicagoan

    Dear small Dan, And now you know that capitalism is inherently unequal. Socialists, communists, fascists and marxists see equality. Which one are are you. In addition, All of these leftists ideologies are responsible for over 125 million murders and deaths in the 20th century. Be careful of what you wish for son.

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Gutter Repair Person?

I heard a loud crashing, looked out the window and my gutters and soffits have fallen off my house due to the weight of the ice! Does anyone know a repair person you would recommend that could get out here and fix this quickly? Thanks!

  • PES

    I used Tri-Star. My gutters were a mess, so the work was fairly extensive. Carlos was great. They came out quickly and did quality, thorough work. Added bonus that they are from the neighborhood.

  • Hector Lopez, dba Roof R Us, 773-630-8803 or 773-799-7428.

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5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Missing a cat?

We've been seeing this cutie around for awhile. Today the cat was in the backyard - super friendly, loves to be petted. Always assumed it was a stray but now I'm not so sure. We have two cats already and can't take it in. Hoping someone might recognize him/her or be interested in giving the cat a home.

  • Also, if you see any cats on your block that you have questions about or other. Email us at info@whiskersandtailsfoundation.org. We most likely know them all since we take care of the cats over here. Also, if you are interested in putting a feral house in your yard let us know. We have a ton of colonies over here :)

  • I love seeing EveryBlock used for love and not hate. Good show people! :)

4 days ago

What to expect new neighbor West Humboldt

New to the neighborhood from Logan Square. Wondering what daily life will be like. Is the neighborhood changing for the good and what new businesses are moving to help improve life in west humboldt specifically pulaski and north avenue.

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Feb 03

Updated Feb 08

Cameras Fight Or At Least Deter Crime

The Mayor likes to report that crime is down in Chicago but I believe it is more like crime is being less reported. I have heard the shots being fired and dialed 911 but when the officers arrive, if no one is shot, it is given a code and no report! I talked to a neighbor who stated there has around a dozen shootings recorded on his security system over the last few months yet nothing on the news about...

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The Mayor likes to report that crime is down in Chicago but I believe it is more like crime is being less reported. I have heard the shots being fired and dialed 911 but when the officers arrive, if no one is shot, it is given a code and no report! I talked to a neighbor who stated there has around a dozen shootings recorded on his security system over the last few months yet nothing on the news about them. You clearly see the criminal firing a hand gun at others or passing vehicles but no one is found when police arrive. Now, if you have this on video, you can demand a report but who knows this and is willing to say that to an officer? It is returning to a war zone again where I live and I thought those days were long gone! I know it is costly, but if you can, purchase a security system. It helps the police very much. CPD has taken my videos three times in the last six months for three separate shootings, one of which, the victim died! I have just learned of the latest 8MP camera security system, pictures are so clear, you have to see it to believe it. There is a great 8MP system on sale at Costco right now. There are better and there are cheaper ones but the one I saw at Costco, I think gives you the best value. Good luck everyone and be safe because it is insane what is happening where I live and in communities near by.

  • TR

    That's a perfect camera system.

  • Ed in Bucktown Fifth Generation Lifelong Chicagoan

    I wouldn't try to convince a person against an HD system. If you have the means please do yourself and your fellow citizens a favor and install it ASAP. However, if you don't have the means, please do yourself and your fellow citizens a favor by installing an analog one....

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    I wouldn't try to convince a person against an HD system. If you have the means please do yourself and your fellow citizens a favor and install it ASAP. However, if you don't have the means, please do yourself and your fellow citizens a favor by installing an analog one. As Rak points out, any camera is better than none.

    The bar to do this is really low. Right now, $100 will get a 4 camera system at MicroCenter. You could probably get its equivalent used on Ebay under $50. Add another $30 for a hard drive and $35 for an IP-powerline adapter kit and you could very effectively cover a garage and/or the alley behind it. This is completely DIY-able. No experts are needed.

    There are more use cases for video systems than simply handing evidence to the authorities, and there are plenty of locations around a home that don't need HD coverage. A 5'x5' space under a porch is served very well by a $10 (analog) automobile backup camera. In a constrained space, I'd happily take a low focal length, high dynamic range analog camera over the most expensive 8MP camera featuring long range night vision. If your goal is confirmation that a family of possums hasn't taken up residence then cheap, reliable and uncomplicated analog technology fits the bill perfectly.

Feb 08

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Feb 06

Updated Feb 07

Dog in Humboldt

Saw a dog running through Humboldt Park alone around 11pm. We live at corner of Division and Mozart and could see it from our front lawn. It was too dark to see what type of dog. I went after it but couldn’t catch up in time. It was heading towards California/North ave direction

  • Ellenf owner of apartment build. We need dog park

    there is a cattle dog around there being looked for.... please look on lost dogs illinois for the posting... share the possible sighting... smaller (40ish lbs)

Feb 06

Feb 05

Intoxicated driver sentenced to 11 years in fatal Burr Ridge crash

Fawzi Ottman, of the 4000 block of West Potomac Avenue, pleaded guilty to the charges on Nov. 2, 2017.

    Intoxicated driver sentenced to 11 years in fatal Burr Ridge crash
    A 46-year-old Chicago man has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for driving under the influence of drugs in an accident that killed a motorcyclist on Interstate 55 near Burr Ridge. Fawzi Ottman, of the 4000 block of West Potomac Avenue in Chicago, pleaded guilty to the charges on Nov.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

Feb 03

Updated Feb 05

Stroger hospital is better

Stroger hospital is better equipped than St Mary's hospital for gunshot victims wounds.

  • Correct! Stroger is a Trauma One hospital so its always going to be better equip for this type of stuff. Many area hospitals will Ambo' you from their facilities to Stroger if the diagnosis is out of their league. I'd avoid St. Mary's ER if you can, I've had a bad experience.

Feb 04

Lost Dog

If seen please call/text 847-529-2025 with location. Do not approach or chase.

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Oct 29

Updated Feb 02

West Humboldt Park gentrification?

At some point recently it seemed that HP was going through a slow process of being gentrified, but now it seems to have come to a standstill. For instance, west of california and north ave appeared to be improving and changing for the better, now it seems to be on hold. Has anyone else noticed this?

  • Jj,
    Yes, I know that New Jersey is not near Chicago. Please go re-read my post.
    New Jersey was mentioned along with New York, California, etc as "high tax states" as we heard during the passing of the new tax bill.

    Why were the flags so expensive? Research who fabricated them; who erected them; and if those companies paid any money to politicians as "campaign contributions" Although it's probably too long ago to do that research. I'm sure the money trail has been laundered by now.

  • RAKARWOWSKI RETIRED CITY WORKER, CLEANING UP HUMBOLDT PARK

    Djay....where did you go? I have another link for you.
    http://yochicago.com/is-humboldt-park-a-puerto-rican-community/7108/

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Jan 31

Updated Jan 31

Gunshots?

Did anybody hear a series of shots around Francisco and Wabansia around midnight last night? Sounded like 7-8 pops. Saw some cruisers after but nothing else really.

  • JSK, are you talking about Francisco and wabansia? I had just been out with my dog right there minutes before. Chilly feeling.

  • JSK

    Yep, right at that intersection. Luckily, you werent there at that time! The police was there for awhile talking to a few people and looking at some guys car who was talking to them. The lady who lives right in the gray house on the corner flagged the police down just two mins after it happened. I’m assuming she called it in. It’s normally a very quiet street so it’s pretty surprising. It didn’t look like anyone was hurt so not sure what they were targeting.

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