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alyssakuciunas Ferrara Candy Company Hosts 300 Local Kids at First-Ever Trunk-or-Treat

Ferrara Candy Company celebrated Halloween a little early this year with a Trunk-or-Treat event at the Memorial Park District in Bellwood on Thursday, October 26. More than 20 trunks were decked out in Halloween decor and filled to the brim with 1,000 pounds of donated candy from Ferrara’s most popular brands, including Trolli, Lemonhead, Brach’s and more. Approximately 300 local kids, including special guests from The Boys and Girls Club of West Cook County, safely trick-or-treated, thanks to Ferrara employees who volunteered their time and cars for this spooktacular event.

posted: 10/31/17
 

rose4036 Beautiful view of the city from navy pier

Beautiful view of the city from navy pier

posted: 10/20/17
 

Tavetta Life at 107 Years Young

A video that celebrates the beauty of great Chicago hospitality.

posted: 10/19/17
 

chilly willie Truck fire

Truck on fire on Kennedy near Irving exit, last night

posted: 8/28/17
 

umalifam@yahoo.com Partial Eclipse in Chicagoland picture 2017

It has been cloudy throughout the day in the Chicagoland. It was a good thing that the sun peaked out from the clouds during the time of the eclipse at around 1:14 pm CDT, Aug 21. This was taken from my backyard in Wheaton, IL.

posted: 8/21/17
 

sq18 Venus Sighting

The crescent moon and Venus perfectly aligned over Lake Michigan.

posted: 8/20/17
 

klscott Volunteers Encounter Horrific Conditions During Rescue Attempt

For Immediate Release July 21, 2017 Contact: Kathleen Scott (773) 562-1515 Dozens of Cats Abandoned in Lake County House A landlord in Lake County was startled to find over 30 cats left living alone in a house when the tenant moved out. After trying to contact the tenant while stopping by to feed the cats several times a week, she reached out to local Lake Barrington ServPro owner Tim Pearson because the house itself is now uninhabitable and in need of deep cleaning and restoration. Tim, an animal lover and owner of two pets adopted from local shelters, started making phone calls, reaching out to his local animal rescue contacts. Deb answered the call and visited the house on Monday to assess the situation. She was shocked. The scene inside the house was, as Deb described, “Horrific!” There were dozens of adult cats, a litter of 6-8 month old kittens, and a litter of 8-10 week old kittens. All the cats were heavily infested with fleas and in need of care. Without a temporary holding space, like an empty garage or warehouse, Deb was unable to immediately remove the cats. Aided by another local rescue volunteer, Kathleen, the duo began reaching out to their contacts and local shelters to obtain foster homes for the abandoned cats. Unfortunately, due to the cats’ current medical conditions, shelters were unable to take them in without proper vetting and treatments. Deb’s focus is clear, “I just want to get the cats out as soon as possible.” A team of five volunteers went into the house Thursday afternoon to rescue these unfortunate cats and kittens. Wearing full coverage Tyvek suits with hoods, surgical masks, gloves and booties, the volunteers were eventually able to secure six kittens, now in foster care. One of the kittens required immediate medical attention and was brought to a nearby veterinarian. The goal is to rescue all the rest of the cats and kittens, but the volunteers are in desperate need of donations for medical care, supplies,

posted: 7/21/17
 

klscott Volunteers Encounter Horrific Conditions During Rescue Attempt

For Immediate Release July 21, 2017 Contact: Kathleen Scott (773) 562-1515 Dozens of Cats Abandoned in Lake County House A landlord in Lake County was startled to find over 30 cats left living alone in a house when the tenant moved out. After trying to contact the tenant while stopping by to feed the cats several times a week, she reached out to local Lake Barrington ServPro owner Tim Pearson because the house itself is now uninhabitable and in need of deep cleaning and restoration. Tim, an animal lover and owner of two pets adopted from local shelters, started making phone calls, reaching out to his local animal rescue contacts. Deb answered the call and visited the house on Monday to assess the situation. She was shocked. The scene inside the house was, as Deb described, “Horrific!” There were dozens of adult cats, a litter of 6-8 month old kittens, and a litter of 8-10 week old kittens. All the cats were heavily infested with fleas and in need of care. Without a temporary holding space, like an empty garage or warehouse, Deb was unable to immediately remove the cats. Aided by another local rescue volunteer, Kathleen, the duo began reaching out to their contacts and local shelters to obtain foster homes for the abandoned cats. Unfortunately, due to the cats’ current medical conditions, shelters were unable to take them in without proper vetting and treatments. Deb’s focus is clear, “I just want to get the cats out as soon as possible.” A team of five volunteers went into the house Thursday afternoon to rescue these unfortunate cats and kittens. Wearing full coverage Tyvek suits with hoods, surgical masks, gloves and booties, the volunteers were eventually able to secure six kittens, now in foster care. One of the kittens required immediate medical attention and was brought to a nearby veterinarian. The goal is to rescue all the rest of the cats and kittens, but the volunteers are in desperate need of donations for medical care, supplies,

posted: 7/21/17
 

klscott Volunteers Encounter Horrific Conditions During Rescue Attempt

For Immediate Release July 21, 2017 Contact: Kathleen Scott (773) 562-1515 Dozens of Cats Abandoned in Lake County House A landlord in Lake County was startled to find over 30 cats left living alone in a house when the tenant moved out. After trying to contact the tenant while stopping by to feed the cats several times a week, she reached out to local Lake Barrington ServPro owner Tim Pearson because the house itself is now uninhabitable and in need of deep cleaning and restoration. Tim, an animal lover and owner of two pets adopted from local shelters, started making phone calls, reaching out to his local animal rescue contacts. Deb answered the call and visited the house on Monday to assess the situation. She was shocked. The scene inside the house was, as Deb described, “Horrific!” There were dozens of adult cats, a litter of 6-8 month old kittens, and a litter of 8-10 week old kittens. All the cats were heavily infested with fleas and in need of care. Without a temporary holding space, like an empty garage or warehouse, Deb was unable to immediately remove the cats. Aided by another local rescue volunteer, Kathleen, the duo began reaching out to their contacts and local shelters to obtain foster homes for the abandoned cats. Unfortunately, due to the cats’ current medical conditions, shelters were unable to take them in without proper vetting and treatments. Deb’s focus is clear, “I just want to get the cats out as soon as possible.” A team of five volunteers went into the house Thursday afternoon to rescue these unfortunate cats and kittens. Wearing full coverage Tyvek suits with hoods, surgical masks, gloves and booties, the volunteers were eventually able to secure six kittens, now in foster care. One of the kittens required immediate medical attention and was brought to a nearby veterinarian. The goal is to rescue all the rest of the cats and kittens, but the volunteers are in desperate need of donations for medical care, supplies,

posted: 7/21/17
 

klscott Volunteers Encounter Horrific Conditions During Rescue Attempt

For Immediate Release July 21, 2017 Contact: Kathleen Scott (773) 562-1515 Dozens of Cats Abandoned in Lake County House A landlord in Lake County was startled to find over 30 cats left living alone in a house when the tenant moved out. After trying to contact the tenant while stopping by to feed the cats several times a week, she reached out to local Lake Barrington ServPro owner Tim Pearson because the house itself is now uninhabitable and in need of deep cleaning and restoration. Tim, an animal lover and owner of two pets adopted from local shelters, started making phone calls, reaching out to his local animal rescue contacts. Deb answered the call and visited the house on Monday to assess the situation. She was shocked. The scene inside the house was, as Deb described, “Horrific!” There were dozens of adult cats, a litter of 6-8 month old kittens, and a litter of 8-10 week old kittens. All the cats were heavily infested with fleas and in need of care. Without a temporary holding space, like an empty garage or warehouse, Deb was unable to immediately remove the cats. Aided by another local rescue volunteer, Kathleen, the duo began reaching out to their contacts and local shelters to obtain foster homes for the abandoned cats. Unfortunately, due to the cats’ current medical conditions, shelters were unable to take them in without proper vetting and treatments. Deb’s focus is clear, “I just want to get the cats out as soon as possible.” A team of five volunteers went into the house Thursday afternoon to rescue these unfortunate cats and kittens. Wearing full coverage Tyvek suits with hoods, surgical masks, gloves and booties, the volunteers were eventually able to secure six kittens, now in foster care. One of the kittens required immediate medical attention and was brought to a nearby veterinarian. The goal is to rescue all the rest of the cats and kittens, but the volunteers are in desperate need of donations for medical care, supplies,

posted: 7/21/17