23 hours ago

Updated 32 min ago

Join us this Saturday at the People's Climate March

Join the 49th Ward Democratic Party this Saturday, April 29th, for the PEOPLE'S CLIMATE MARCH--CHICAGO. We will meet at the Morse Red Line Station (Glenwood and Morse) this Saturday at 10:30 a.m. then ride the CTA to Federal Plaza (Dearborn and Adams) for this historic rally and march!

To sign up, please click on the link below.

https://docs.google.com/a/joemoore.org/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdkKxcafdw29T30ChKDKKGxqsPYAAey8E4k0HrlIUPRlgRB2w/viewform?c=0&w=1

In 2014, hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets of New York, and made a clear statement--it's time to protect...

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Join the 49th Ward Democratic Party this Saturday, April 29th, for the PEOPLE'S CLIMATE MARCH--CHICAGO. We will meet at the Morse Red Line Station (Glenwood and Morse) this Saturday at 10:30 a.m. then ride the CTA to Federal Plaza (Dearborn and Adams) for this historic rally and march!

To sign up, please click on the link below.

https://docs.google.com/a/joemoore.org/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdkKxcafdw29T30ChKDKKGxqsPYAAey8E4k0HrlIUPRlgRB2w/viewform?c=0&w=1

In 2014, hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets of New York, and made a clear statement--it's time to protect our climate and our communities. This year, hundreds of thousands will march in Washington, D.C. and thousands more will rally in cities across the country, including Chicago, to demand that our elected leaders prioritize people and the planet over corporate polluters.

In his first 100 days in office President Trump has denied climate science, wants to eliminate regulations that protect our air and water quality, and has even floated the idea of closing the Environmental Protection Agency's Chicago office--the first line of defense for Lake Michigan and the Great Lakes region. We must send a very strong message that he should not engage in the false choice between jobs and the environment.

I hope you can join us and your 49th Ward neighbors this Saturday, April 29th at 10:30 a.m. at the Morse Red Line Station to ride together to the People's Climate March--Chicago.

    Travel to the People's Climate March Chicago
    Join the 49th Ward Democratic Party on Saturday, April 29th at the Morse CTA station (Morse and Glenwood) at 10:30 a.m. We will travel together to Daley Plaza (Madison and Dearborn) for the People's Climate March at noon.
    https://docs.google.com
  • Pedro Garciano Runner, bodybuilder, healthy eating.

    But is it true, yes or no?
    Do your own research and open your eyes.

  • Michael Archangel Same swamp but now restocked with new predators!

    @Pedro Garciano - Yes, it is true that members of the Trump administration were up to their bellybuttons in illegal communications with foreign governments and inappropriately accepted payments.

47 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Logan Square Parent trying to figure out elementary school options

Hey fellow Logan Square parents. I'm looking for some guidance about local public schools. Would love some advice about navigating whether my neighborhood school, Brentano, is the best option or if other area magnets or even private options are worth seeking out and how hard it is to get into them. Any advice or a recommendation for someone to call who could provide guidance would be appreciated. Thanks!

  • Can anyone tell me if there is any preference for a sibling in the neighborhood schools, i.e. Goethe or brentano? I want to be sure if one kid gets in through lottery that the other would have a good chance, and I hear conflicting answers. Sorry to sidetrack this post but hoping someone knows

  • I don't know about Brentano. As far as I know, Goethe is still an open enrollment school - you don't have to lotto in. We don't live in the school area, my first child didn't get into any of the lotto schools, so that's how we ended up at Goethe....

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    I don't know about Brentano. As far as I know, Goethe is still an open enrollment school - you don't have to lotto in. We don't live in the school area, my first child didn't get into any of the lotto schools, so that's how we ended up at Goethe. There is a sibling preference, so if the classes were full, my other children are prioritized. Again, I feel like we ended up in the best possible situation even though at the time, we didn't know it was. In fact, we skipped the selective enrollment school testing for my second child since we are so happy with Goethe and don't want to send him to a different school.

2 days ago

Updated 7 hours ago

Looking for Puerto Rican restaurant to cater an event

I am throwing a small party in the burbs (not many people - around 10-15 people), and I am looking for a Puerto Rican restaurant to cater it. I will gladly pick the food up and drive it to the burbs myself, so no worries about that. I just want the food to be authentic and delicious. Any recommendations??

  • Snix Snax truck at independence park on Irving park road and Springfield. Great food and really nice owners.

  • (773) 580-7908 Check them out on Yelp

2 days ago

Updated 7 hours ago

Places to Donate?

Are there any places around the neighborhood to donate clothes that directly give people in need the clothes? I'd rather do that than a place where they resell them.

2 days ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Dog shots

Anybody know of a vet that doesn't charge an office visit for fee when you come in and pay for shots?
Pet smart charges 43$ plus cost of shots.
Thx!

  • Vets have to charge for office visit/exam regardless of shots or not because it is the law, they have no choice. However there are always events that offer low vaccine costs, like $18 rabie shots, or even free microchipping. I know the neighborhood police dept was hosting a free microchipping...

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    Vets have to charge for office visit/exam regardless of shots or not because it is the law, they have no choice. However there are always events that offer low vaccine costs, like $18 rabie shots, or even free microchipping. I know the neighborhood police dept was hosting a free microchipping event 2 weeks ago. People do not understand the importance and easiness of that. I would google "Chicago pet vaccine events," they always have them. And the anti cruelty society offers very cheap vaccines and spay/neuter services. But it's a few months wait and you can go there only one time. Every little bit helps. Good luck!

  • My dog gets monthly allergy shots and I'm able to schedule a vet tech appointment vs a regular exam appointment and I've never been charged an office visit fee for those.

2 days ago

Updated 18 hours ago

UPS (Amazon) packages being thrown over fence gate onto steps / into yard

I just wanted to poll the neighbors to determine if anyone else is experiencing Amazon packages being thrown over their fence / gate and onto the steps or into their yard?

I actually caught the guys doing it today and have reported them (again) to Amazon Logistics. They didn't seem phased and just sped away.

Let me know if you are experiencing this and/or reporting the incidents.

Thanks.

  • @Kelly - thank you for your wonderful words of wisdom on problem solution and problem creation. It is truly put so eloquently and your judgment truly helps to solve this issue.

    One thing that you forgot to read was that our fence has what is called a 'gate'. This 'gate'...

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    @Kelly - thank you for your wonderful words of wisdom on problem solution and problem creation. It is truly put so eloquently and your judgment truly helps to solve this issue.

    One thing that you forgot to read was that our fence has what is called a 'gate'. This 'gate' is defined as the following: a hinged barrier used to close an opening in a wall, fence, or hedge.

    So, as I contemplated the installation of a fence I didn't know how we would allow guests, the mail-man and ourselves in and our of our property. When, what would you know, the fence company solved my problem. A GATE.

    My point is that everyone else seems to figure out our unlocked gate on a daily basis but certain drivers from Amazon Logistics. Amazon themselves even stated that throwing packages is not protocol. Even today both the mailman and UPS were successful in figuring out how to flip a latch and open the gate.

    Again, thanks for your reply.

  • No judgement here. You asked for other's experiences. I merely shared mine. This obviously is a very frustrating issue for you. I hope you get it resolved.

2 days ago

Updated 30 min ago

Guy still walking dog off leash

I wrote about this before. Youngish guy, bushy beard, walks his dog off leash on the streets in my hood (Sunnyside, Wolcott, Montrose, etc). The dog wears a vest, and when I asked him to walk his dog on a leash (a couple months ago) he yelled across the street that he has killed people and he knows where I live. I think he's a veteran, and I think he thinks companion dogs don't need to be on leashes (wha???). I'll attach a pic to this message if I can. Cont'd below...

  • Joan M. Back in Lincoln Square and liking it.

    Please don't feed the trolls.

  • Michael Archangel Same swamp but now restocked with new predators!

    @Pedro Garciano - So, you freely admit you obey the law selectively. Thanks, all we need to know.

3 days ago

Updated 25 hours ago

Reckless Driving in Bucktown

Today I got captured by my stop sign camera and thought it would be interesting to share. Below is an example of what happens all the time for pedestrians in stop sign cross walks and especially in non stop signed cross walks.
https://youtu.be/bdatLw06Fuk

This stop sign camera has been collecting data for two years and has calculated speed and collated around 60,000 approaches so far and it's still running. Roughly speaking around 1/3 of vehicles travel greater than 14 mph...

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Today I got captured by my stop sign camera and thought it would be interesting to share. Below is an example of what happens all the time for pedestrians in stop sign cross walks and especially in non stop signed cross walks.
https://youtu.be/bdatLw06Fuk

This stop sign camera has been collecting data for two years and has calculated speed and collated around 60,000 approaches so far and it's still running. Roughly speaking around 1/3 of vehicles travel greater than 14 mph through the sign, 1/3 between 7 - 14 mph, 1/3 make a half hearted attempt, and a couple actually stop like you're supposed to.

I can prove mathematically that I am in more danger of being maimed or killed by a neighbor driving recklessly than by a mugger and most certainly by an off leash dog. For all those waxing righteous about following the *law* in that other thread, judge not lest thee be judged -- Matthew 7:1

    stopsign
    Uploaded by brandon bear on 2017-04-25.
    https://www.youtube.com/
  • Best response, Giblet Gravy. LOL! It's obviously an obsession, but to each their own. (Also hypocritical coming from somebody who advocates for breaking dog leash laws on the regular.)

  • Enforce the law for thee but not for me they cry.

3 days ago

Updated 24 hours ago

Lost Super Sweet Cocktail

Skittles (Skits) flew out of our back door yesterday 4/24. He's about a year and half years old. We are so sad about this. He's a good talker and whistler. His favorite phrase is "Such a good bird". PLEASE if you see him let me know. He even might come to you if you call him. He's completely tamed and friendly. I'm sure he's hungry. We miss him so much.
My name is Robin
Cell: 847 456-5609

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