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I live about a block south of there, and have heard sirens going past the building twice since you posted this. Don't know if it's related, but I hope everyone is okay.

— On the neighbor message gunshots?
9:47 p.m.

Aww. I love reading about human kindness. I hope that your son is ok now.

8:17 p.m.

I saw one trotting down Sheridan Road just north of Irving Park Road about a month ago, but didn't think to report it.

— On the neighbor message Coyotes in Graceland Cemetary
10:20 a.m.

Regarding the Walgreens that is in progress at Irving Park Road and Sheridan:

I walked up to its doors a few minutes ago, and there is a handwritten sign posted that says: "Close [sic] 'til March 9."

— On the neighbor message Is Walgreens Open?
5 p.m.

As of this past Friday evening, no. I, too, stare and stare when I go by (on foot, luckily), and the vehicles were all service vehicles filling the lot. Workers were putting up shelving and stocking merchandise as of Friday evening.

— On the neighbor message Is Walgreens Open?
10:02 a.m.

That's great to know. In a similar vein, my parents have many old Super 8 reels of film that I fear they will never be able to view again if a conversion doesn't take place. Does anyone know where we can get those converted to another format, like to DVDs? Thanks.

— On the neighbor message Cassette Tapes to CDs
6:22 p.m.

Hooray! I was just coming here to wish you & Simon well. I'm so glad to read the happy ending.

— On the neighbor message LOST CAT
9:04 p.m.

Thanks very much. Too bad they'll miss the holiday season, but I'm grateful they're opening either way.

— On the neighbor message Walgreens at Irving Park Road & Sheridan Road
9:12 a.m.

I live in 60613 and have the same problem with magazine deliveries as others have stated already.

Also, about 2 years ago, I was away from my place for three days, and came home to no mail at all. I thought that was strange, but not out of the realm of possibilities. When no mail showed up for another 4 days or so, I called the local post office. The worker who answered the phone eventually put my mail carrier on the phone. The mail carrier then informed me that she had unilaterally decided to suspend my mail delivery because the box hadn't been emptied over those few days when I was away. Mind you, I'd missed 3 deliveries, and typically get very little mail in the first place. When I told her that I'd barely been away and expressed surprise that she could do that to a customer's account without the customer's input, she raised her voice and said "Ma'am, that box was stuffed for over a week. You have to pick up your mail timely. YOU HAVE TO PICK YOUR MAIL UP TIMELY!" I was flabbergasted, but couldn't really get into because I was calling from work, so I told her I wanted the mail delivery reinstated immediately.

In retrospect, I should have at least written a follow up letter about the incident, although in light of the stories I've read above, I'm not sure it would have done any good.

— On the neighbor message Mail Service
5:47 p.m.

I, too, live on Sheridan Road, and between sirens, noisy neighbors, TVs, radios, and barking dogs, I would never sleep again without the help of ear plugs and a white noise machine. Even if you don't want to use ear plugs, a white noise machine can do wonders for your sleep. A fan helps, too, but that cools the room and may dry out the air. In a pinch, though, a fan or even the fan setting on the AC unit (yes, I've resorted to that) can make all the difference in the world. Good luck.

— On the neighbor message Ambulance Siren Decibel Level
8:15 p.m.

Yes, they seem to be out in full force in Buena Park. I even had one (gasp!) run through my apartment about 2 years ago.

— On the neighbor message Rats!
8:30 p.m.