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I also think ivys for burgers and superdawg and dear franks!

— On the neighbor message Best burger and hotdog in the ward
3:59 a.m.

Yep but there is nothing we can do!! It sucks but we are stuck, aren't we?

— On the neighbor message Air Plane Noise
8:48 a.m.

There was a horrible crash, resulting in a death... that may be what you heard. There was little left of the car.

— On the neighbor message Loud Boom Heard
8:47 a.m.

We have actually been receiving mail every day for the last couple of weeks, and it comes in the afternoon now, not 7pm. Maybe they have new staff?

8:42 a.m.

Make sure he keeps in touch with animal control and I would also get that flyer on the Facebook pages of all the pit rescues in the area.

I really hope he's found and if so tell your friend to please chip and neuter. Try are also Stolen for breeding plus fighting.
Nt to state the obvious but never leave your dog in the yard unattended... Especially a sought after breed.

The lost dogs Illinois web page and Facebook par has been great

— On the neighbor message Stolen Dog
8:31 a.m.

We've been in Edison park for about 9mos now and love it! You should check out that and Norwood. I would choose both of those over Jeff park. Real estate market is hot though in this area so be ready to shop fast!

— On the neighbor message Jefferson Park vs Norwood Park
12:47 p.m.

I understand your issue.
At our old house - we had neighbors across the alley that ALWAYS left their dog outside to bark its head off. It ruined our outside life. Couldnt be in the yard or even have windows open. Thankfully for the most part - our new street is quiet. We have one dog that barks occasionally but it seems to be rare.

David - I understand your situation - but all of my experiences with dog barking issues have involved people leaving them outside and ignoring the dog. And - having the dog inside, with the windows open - barking non stop with the windows open - so we can't keep our windows open. There was never a security issue. There are just a lot of rude people out there who don't realize, or don't care, that the neighbors have to listen to their dog.
So - I can see where it becomes an issue.

— On the neighbor message Dog Barking
9:06 a.m.

This was our first year for the fest. I have a couple of comments. First, I was hoping there would be more food options - specifically more neighborhood food booths. It would have been a great way to try more restaurants in the area rather than the carny food - or the one Chicago Prime that is from all the way in Wheaton. Who's going to go all the way to Wheaton for that?

Why aren't area restaurants taking part in EP fest?

As far as crowds- it seemed like a typical fest crowd to me.

Also - I am bummed there wasn't more information on things ahead of time - and more to do. For example- there's a really nice flyer put together - but its mostly just a detailed band schedule for the weekend. I didnt see anywhere -including the web site and FB - when the craft show was. Was it Sunday too? What time, etc.? The music is cool - but we aren't much for standing around for hours listening to music - so I do with there was a bit more to do.

And again - food is a big draw to us - and there wasn't much reason to go a second time. Is there a reason local places don't participate?

— On the neighbor message Edison Park Fest
9:01 a.m.

Bucky, I would handle it the same way.

— On the neighbor message Rain Barrels over flowing
3:28 p.m.

I agree. A tiny holed drilled into the barrel to drain it sounds like a great plan. There's no point in having the rain barrels if she's not using them to water. Time to take matters into your own hands.

— On the neighbor message Rain Barrels over flowing
8:30 a.m.

Is there a website with more info on this show?

— On the neighborhood event Crafter's Wanted
9:08 p.m.

I heard about that - really scary because as a 14 YO she's old enough to almost look adult.
One of the things I love about the area is the kids running around playing and now i can't imagine parents letting the younger kids run free. Sad.

Here's the news story: http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2012/06/20/man-tries-to-kidnap-girl-14-in-edison-park/#.T-JLaSq03Jw.facebook

— On the neighbor message Abduction attempt on Harlem
8:37 a.m.

This is scary! Does anyone have the details on this?

— On the crime report Kidnapping: Child abduction/stranger
2:38 p.m.

Thanks for posting this - I had no idea but look forward to taking advantage of this program. I noted the program ends Dec 31st so anyone who is interested should get moving on it this summer!

— On the neighbor message City Rebates Can Help You Green Your Yard
2:37 p.m.

Oh I'm a different Amy that is amused by the drama. I don't think Amy R, the garage sale holder, is amused.

Personally I agree it is ridiculous that you need a permit but welcome to Chicago, the city where breathing costs you money.

— On the neighbor message Sign Stealer
11:16 a.m.

I can't believe the drama caused by garage sale signs that were taken down! Wow, this provides a replacement for day time tv, lol.
Good points all around, well done folks.

— On the neighbor message Sign Stealer
8:17 a.m.

oh yes, we had them, same size as our regular garbage can.
it sickens me how much recycling has been going into the garbage since moving north! glad to hear it may be changing

— On the neighbor message Recycling
1:23 p.m.

We just moved to the NW side and I'm wondering, doesn't Chicago have a home recycling in this area (blue cans?).

— On the neighbor message Great turn out at our new recyclying center!
10:56 a.m.

Bridget - do you have an alarm system? I would recommend one. I think just having a basic system and advertising you have it, decreases the odds they would choose your house. Seeing an alarm I have read they are likely to go to the next house that doesn't.

10:23 a.m.