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Thought I had a reliable cleaning person (I even recommended her here), but she appears to have become quite less reliable.

Anyone have someone they can strongly recommend?

  • lari1979 momtech

    I do have a few people I can recommend. I would rather send you their info personally. You can email me this afternoon momtech1979@yahoo.com

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  • Jane Addams High School reviewed by a student

    Before I went to Jane Addams High school, I attended UIC college prep. I was there for about two years and a semester. I finished my high school and graduated from Jane Addams High School. I was successful at Jane Addams High School and not my prior school because at my prior school, I would miss a lot of days. At Jane Addams, I was absent from school sometimes but not as much as at my prior school because they get all crazy when you miss school at JAHS. I have learned things at JAHS that I would not have learned at UIC. I was more comfortable at JAHS because of the staff. I am glad I transferred to Jane Addams High School.

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  • Jane Addams High School reviewed by a student

    I am a current student at Jane Addams High School. Before joining the Jane Addams community I was enrolled at a CPS High School as a Business major. I was getting in trouble all the time and constantly being exposed to drugs. I eventually got deep into the game. My mom was devastated. A good friend of mine told me about Jane Addams. At first I didn t trust it. I was nervous about what to expect, but I had no other choice. But it turned out great. JAHS has taught me how to be independent. The method they use to teach us and the discipline they apply is key to their and the student s success. Joining the JAHS community has made me feel more confident about my skills! The mission of JAHS is self-sufficiency, critical thinking, and personal responsibility. They expect us to be independent and punctual. They don t let just anyone graduate. You have to earn your graduation. If you don t earn it, you won t graduate and they won t feel sorry for you. JAHS has definitely helped me better my skills and taking responsibility. JAHS has changed my life for the best.

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  • Jane Addams High School reviewed

    I was successful at Jane Addams because they are more flexible and help you out more. I learned a lot in the years that I was at Jane Addams. I learned that understanding others and communication is important. I have learned that working hard in all classes and staying under the radar will help you graduate faster. There is good balance of work and fun at JAHS.

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  • Jane Addams High School reviewed

    Being at Jane Addams I ve learned that life itself won t be easy and it doesn t get any easier after this. I ve also learned that you can t allow little things to interfere with your main goal. I liked Jane Addams staff was like a family. Jane Addams also teaches fast. Overall I would recommend Jane Addams to other students who are looking to graduate.

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  • Jane Addams High School reviewed by a parent

    To all the staff at JAHS that have worked effortless with my daughter and have helped her become a great leader in life. They have given her all the best tools that she will need in order to be successful in live and in whatever she chooses as her future career. I am very proud of her and all she has accomplished and all she will continue to accomplish. Jane Addams is an amazing school and i would bring any child here again!

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  • Jane Addams High School reviewed by a student

    Being at Jane Addams High School (JAHS) has helped me be successful in many ways. Teachers here help to keep me up on what I need to do to graduate. Teachers take their time to explain things and not just throw an assignment at me. My grades have gone up since being at JAHS and I am like a whole different person. At my old school I felt like I was on my own, and had to figure everything out all by myself. At Jane Addams we are like a big family. The staff treats you as their own child. I want to point out a specific staff- Ms. Suggs. She's done so much for me that she didn't have to do, but she did it because she wants to see me graduate and I know I m going to make her proud when I walk across that stage.

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  • Jane Addams High School reviewed by a student

    I attended three different high schools before JAHS. When I first started Jane Addams, I was not very confident in myself because I did not know much about anything but I seemed to learn very quickly at JAHS. At Jane Addams, I learned self-discipline, punctuality and humbleness. Before I came to Jane Addams, I had a poor attitude and a negative outlook on everything. Jane Addams taught me that if you put your mind to it you could do anything. I also learned that education is very valuable, without it life is only going to get harder. What I liked about JAHS is that all my teachers were very understanding and very helpful. JAHS helped me grow up and see the bigger picture of life.

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May 16

Parolee Charged In West Town, Pilsen Burglaries

According to prosecutors, Degraffenreid was captured on surveillance video driving slowly past an apartment building in the 1600 block of South Jefferson Street about 6:30 p.m. May 9. Degraffenreid allegedly parked at the end of the street before entering the building.

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The second burglary occurred about 1 p.m. Sunday in the 1700 block of West Hubbard Street.

According to authorities, there were signs of forced entry and Degraffenreid, of the 2800 block of West Fillmore Street, was carrying two screwdrivers.

    Parolee Charged In West Town, Pilsen Burglaries
    COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE - A man on parole for burglary has been charged with burglarizing West Town and Pilsen buildings. Sherwin Degraffenreid, 57, appeared before Cook County Judge Adam Bourgeois Jr. on Monday on charges of burglary, residential burglary and possession of burglary tools.
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Man Charged With Burglaries On South, West Sides

The 57-year-old was also implicated in a May 9 burglary in the 1600 block of South Jefferson, police said.

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About 1 p.m. Sunday, someone spotted Sherwin Degraffenreid carrying tools while leaving a building he’d just burglarized in the 1700 block of West Hubbard, according to Chicago Police.

Degraffenreid, of the 2800 block of West Fillmore, faces four felony burglary charges. He was on parole for a 2011 burglary conviction, his sixth in Cook County since 1980, according to the Illinois Department of Corrections.

May 16

Man charged with burglaries on South, West sides

The 57-year-old was also implicated in a May 9 burglary in the 1600 block of South Jefferson, police said.

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About 1 p.m. Sunday, someone spotted Sherwin Degraffenreid carrying tools while leaving a building he’d just burglarized in the 1700 block of West Hubbard, according to Chicago Police.

Degraffenreid, of the 2800 block of West Fillmore, faces four felony burglary charges. He was on parole for a 2011 burglary conviction, his sixth in Cook County since 1980, according to the Illinois Department of Corrections.

    Man charged with burglaries on South, West sides
    A West Side man was charged with breaking into a pair of homes last week in the West Town and East Pilsen neighborhoods. About 1 p.m. Sunday, someone spotted Sherwin Degraffenreid carrying tools while leaving a building he'd just burglarized in the 1700 block of West Hubbard, according to Chicago Police.
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  • Permit issued for new construction

    FOUNDATION ONLY FOR A NEW 1 STORY BREWERY DISTILLERY TYPE 1-C CONSTRUCTION, FULLY SPRINKLERS MODERATE HAZARD INDUSTRIAL & STORAGE UNIT WITH 6 CAR GARAGE AND 14 CAR EXTERIOR PARKING AS PER PLANS.

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  • Jane Addams High School reviewed by a student

    Before coming to Jane Addams I attended CMSA, Chicago Math & Science Academy. I attended CMSA from 6th grade until my second year as a freshman. I was the popular kid that always got in trouble. That attitude of mine got me nowhere. At Jane Addams High School the teachers, staff members, and Ms. Comparini are like one big family. They have great communication skills. They interact very well with the students. I am so thankful I found Jane Addams because if it wasn't for Jane Addams I wouldn't have gotten my life together. I owe everything to Jane Addams. They have given me opportunities and tools to make myself a better person. One day I ll come back to Jane Addams and show the staff and teachers what a great person they've molded me into.

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  • Jane Addams High School reviewed by a student

    The maturity and the adulthood I learned from Jane Addams High School was a very different experience from my three prior schools. From the very first day at Jane Addams, I learned discipline and punctuality. Jane Addams also exposed me to a lot of life options. Jane Addams showed me a different outlook and opened my eyes for the future. The school taught me better grammar, more knowledge in history, and mathematical problems. Although, most classes were a bit tough I seemed to manage well not only with grades but with discipline. I have to admit before JAHS my relationship with authority was very off. I did not like to be told what to do or how to do it, but Jane Addams showed me I have to do what I need to do. Straight down and ready for business, Jane Addams taught me to buckle down and not fool around. Jane Addams is a very well put together school with not only teachers, but students. Your academics scores will sky rocket here! Jane Addams motivates you to do better. It also shows you discipline. Jane Addams is such a memorable place that when you graduate, you feel good about yourself, looking back saying I finally accomplished one of my goals in life and Jane Addams got me on the right track to success! I personally want to thank everyone whose help me at JAHS and kept motivation in my mind! Jane Addams rocks!

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  • Jane Addams High School reviewed by a student

    I attended two other high schools before I found Jane Addams High. A friend of mine told me about JAHS. Jane Addams has taught me a lot; they showed me how to act like a mature adult. They also talked to me in a way that makes me feel more comfortable. I would say my journey at JAHS was not easy; I had my downfalls and a few slip- ups. They managed to get me back on track and put me where I needed to be. JAHS staff members made sure they stayed on my case because of my attitude. I was arguing with students and teachers, being sent to the deans and Ms.Comparini almost daily because of my attitude and my smart mouth. I thank God every day that JAHS put me back on the right path. My grades improved and the teachers and staff always tell me I made a complete change in my attitude. Looking back on my high school experience I am glad I found a school where I can be myself. I have also been given so many opportunities while at JAHS and so many doors have opened for me from coming to JAHS.

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  • Jane Addams High School reviewed by a student

    I attended two other high schools before I found Jane Addams High. A friend of mine told me about JAHS. Jane Addams has taught me a lot; they showed me how to act like a mature adult. They also talked to me in a way that makes me feel more comfortable. I would say my journey at JAHS was not easy; I had my downfalls and a few slip- ups. They managed to get me back on track and put me where I needed to be. JAHS staff members made sure they stayed on my case because of my attitude. I was arguing with students and teachers, being sent to the deans and Ms.Comparini almost daily because of my attitude and my smart mouth. I thank God every day that JAHS put me back on the right path. My grades improved and the teachers and staff always tell me I made a complete change in my attitude. Looking back on my high school experience I am glad I found a school where I can be myself. I have also been given so many opportunities while at JAHS and so many doors have opened for me from coming to JAHS.

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  • Jane Addams High School reviewed by a student

    One of my greatest decisions has been becoming a student at Jane Addams High School. At Jane Addams teachers explain, in depth, a new topic because many students are prone to be at different math/reading levels. I am one of the students that need things explained in various ways in order to comprehend a subject. The teachers at Jane Addams always explain things perfectly for me. At Jane Addams I have learned that nothing is impossible. Throughout most of my life my least favorite subject was math. Now it's one of my favorite subjects. Ms. Bustamante and Mrs. Matthews have done well in teaching me things that used to be complicated for me. Overall, Jane Addams has taught me how to pursue my dreams, regardless of how big they may be. Jane Addams High School is one of the best experiences I ve had, not only in high school, but also in my life so far. I feel more prepared to take on any challenges that will come ahead in life thanks to this high school.

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  • Jane Addams High School reviewed by a student

    I have been to a couple of different schools during my high school career. I went from being a Cadet at two of Chicago's top military academies to being a student at Jane Addams. I decided to leave my last school because I felt like they were not looking out for me as a student but for themselves as a school. I have learned a lot during my time at Jane Addams. I learned that education should be your main priority. I also learned the importance of being a self-sufficient person. I plan on applying what I learned in the classrooms of Jane Addams to the classrooms of a good university after I am done with my three year enlistment in the Army. I like that the teachers work hard to make sure you understand everything without making you feel stupid or bad for asking questions. I like that the staff works hard to keep you motivated.

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  • Jane Addams High School reviewed by a student

    I have been to a military school, my community high school, and now I am at Jane Addams High School. Before coming into Jane Addams, I really hated school. I hardly ever showed up, and when I would show up, I would be late. But Jane Addams is different. The teachers actually take their time to work with you and push you to do all work. The staff members are very caring and helpful. For example Ms. Gonzalez and Ms. Hernandez are a very big help as they push me to do better every day and stay on top of things. I thank them very much because without their help and the help of all my other teachers I would not be as far as I am right now. At Jane Addams, I have learned that everything cannot just be given to you, you have to work for it. At JAHS we are allowed to make mistakes, as long as we learn from them. Being respectful and punctual is something that is a strong focus at JAHS. Jane Addams is a school that I would recommend to many students. All the staff members here believe in us, and they want us to make it far in life. They push us so much but it is only because they want the best for us. Ms.Comparini gives us a chance in life to make things better for ourselves; she gives us a new opportunity. Even if we fail at times she still believes in us until we walk across that stage with our diploma. Students may say that Jane Addams does too much but it is only because they want to help us be successful.

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May 04

Father Of 3 Killed In Pilsen Shooting Outside Express Grill

PILSEN — A man was killed and another was wounded in a drive-by shooting at Pilsen's busy intersection of 18th and Halsted streets late Tuesday night, police said.

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Around 11:40 p.m., the men were standing on the sidewalk in the 800 block of West 18th Street when a man shot at them from a passing silver SUV, according to Officer Jose Estrada, a Chicago Police spokesman.

Witnesses said three or four men were about to order at the window of Express Grill, 1730 S. Halsted St., when the SUV whipped around the corner.

The Cook County Medical Examiner's Office identified him as Jesus Juarez, of the 5400 block of South Luna Avenue.

Yvolina Hernandez, owner of Yvolina's Tamales, 814 W. 18th St., said she heard four gunshots as she was closing her restaurant late Tuesday night. When she looked outside, she said, she saw someone giving CPR to a man lying in the street.

Luis Figueroa, owner of Kristoffer's Cafe & Bakery, 1733 S. Halsted St., said Express Grill might invite trouble by its very nature.

    Pilsen Shooting Leaves 1 Dead, 1 Wounded Outside Express Grill: Reports
    PILSEN - A man died and another was wounded after a drive-by shooting at Pilsen's busy intersection of 18th and Halsted streets late Tuesday night, police said. Around 11:40 p.m., two men were standing on the sidewalk in the 800 block of West 18th Street when a man shot at them from a passing silver SUV, according to Officer Jose Estrada, a Chicago Police spokesman.
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3 Killed, 14 Wounded In Tuesday Shootings Across Chicago

The men, ages 43 and 35, were standing on the sidewalk near South Halsted and West 18th streets at 11:40 p.m. when a male fired shots from a silver-colored SUV, according to Chicago Police.

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The 21-year-old was standing in the street in the 7400 block of South Maplewood about 9:05 p.m. when someone in a passing vehicle shot him in the chest, police said. He was dead at the scene.

The two were sitting on a front porch in the 4900 block of West Monroe at 1:52 p.m. when someone walked up and opened fire, according to police.

A 30-year-old woman was standing on the street in the 8800 block of South Laflin when she heard shots and realized she’d been hit, according to police. She suffered a graze wound to the back and was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where her condition was stabilized.

...on the Southwest Side. The 27-year-old was walking on the sidewalk in the 6300 block of South Artesian at 11:15 p.m. when several males started beating him, police said. During the...

Another male was shot about 10:35 p.m. in the Chatham neighborhood. The male, whose exact age was not immediately known, was shot in the foot in the 8200 block of South Maryland, police said. He refused medical attention at the scene and additional details were not available late Tuesday.

...on the South Side. The 22-year-old woman was in a vehicle in the 7000 block of South Wabash about 9:05 p.m. when a male on the sidewalk shot her in the...

...The 25-year-old was standing in the back yard of a home in the 600 block of East Bowen Avenue at 8:24 p.m. when another male walked up and opened fire, according to...

...men, both thought to be in their 20s, were outside on a porch in the 6800 block of South Throop Street just before 6 p.m. when two males walked up and shot them, according to...

...on the Far South Side Tuesday night. The 31-year-old was walking in the 12100 block of South Emerald shortly before 6 p.m. when someone in a passing vehicle shot him in the...

...men, 31 and 34, were outside shooting dice at 3:15 p.m. in the 200 block of North Lockwood Avenue in Austin when a male suspect walked up and shot them, police said. The 31...

Tuesday’s first shooting was reported about 11 a.m. A 41-year-old man was shot in the leg in the 4200 block of West Iowa, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where his condition stabilized.

    3 Killed, 14 Wounded In Tuesday Shootings Across Chicago
    CHICAGO (STMW) - Three men were killed and at least 14 other people were wounded in South and West side shootings Tuesday, police said. Most recently, a man was killed and another man was wounded in a shooting late Tuesday in the South Side Pilsen neighborhood.
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May 04

Police: 3 killed, 14 wounded in shootings on South, West sides

The men, ages 43 and 35, were standing on the sidewalk near South Halsted and West 18th streets at 11:40 p.m. when a male fired shots from a silver-colored SUV, according to Chicago Police.

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The 21-year-old was standing in the street in the 7400 block of South Maplewood about 9:05 p.m. when someone in a passing vehicle shot him in the chest, police said. He was dead at the scene.

The two were sitting on a front porch in the 4900 block of West Monroe at 1:52 p.m. when someone walked up and opened fire, according to police.

A 30-year-old woman was standing on the street in the 8800 block of South Laflin at 11:25 p.m. when she heard shots and realized she’d been hit...

...on the Southwest Side. The 27-year-old was walking on the sidewalk in the 6300 block of South Artesian at 11:15 p.m. when several males started beating him, police said. During the...

Another male was shot about 10:35 p.m. in the Chatham neighborhood. The male, whose exact age was not immediately known, was shot in the foot in the 8200 block of South Maryland, police said. He refused medical attention at the scene and additional details were not available late Tuesday.

...on the South Side. The 22-year-old woman was in a vehicle in the 7000 block of South Wabash about 9:05 p.m. when a male on the sidewalk shot her in the...

...The 25-year-old was standing in the back yard of a home in the 600 block of East Bowen Avenue at 8:24 p.m. when another male walked up and opened fire, according to...

...men, both thought to be in their 20s, were outside on a porch in the 6800 block of South Throop Street just before 6 p.m. when two males walked up and shot them, according to...

...on the Far South Side Tuesday night. The 31-year-old was walking in the 12100 block of South Emerald shortly before 6 p.m. when someone in a passing vehicle shot him in the...

...men, 31 and 34, were outside shooting dice at 3:15 p.m. in the 200 block of North Lockwood Avenue when a male suspect walked up and shot them, police said. The 31-year-old...

Tuesday’s first shooting was reported about 11 a.m. A 41-year-old man was shot in the leg in the 4200 block of West Iowa, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where his condition stabilized.

    Police: 3 killed, 14 wounded in shootings on South, West sides
    Three men were killed and at least 14 other people were wounded in South and West side shootings Tuesday, police said. Most recently, a man was killed and another man was wounded in a shooting late Tuesday in the South Side Pilsen neighborhood.
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May 04

Man killed, 1 wounded in Pilsen shooting

A man was killed in a shooting Tuesday night outside the Express Grill hot dog stand at 18th and Halsted. | Ashlee Rezin/Sun-Times

    Man killed, 1 wounded in Pilsen shooting
    A man was killed and one other person was wounded in a shooting late Tuesday in the South Side Pilsen neighborhood. The shooting occurred about 11:40 p.m. near 18th and Halsted, according to preliminary information from Chicago Police. Two people were shot, but details about their ages, genders, conditions and the circumstances of the shooting were not immediately available.
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May 04

  • Jane Addams High School reviewed

    Being at Jane Addams has made me move forward in life. I used to be the type of person that would be constantly absent and tardy at my other school. Now everything is so different for me because that type of behavior is not tolerated at Jane Addams. Coming to Jane Addams really motivated me to keep up with school, I now realize you are nothing in this world without education. They taught me that I am responsible for my own actions. I have been more successful here than my prior school because Jane Addams has more rules and structure that are strictly applied and must be followed. Teachers here actually care about your grades and try to keep up with you, if you ever need help in any way. This school shows students that this is a place where you will learn and not just socialize. At Jane Addams I have learned to stay on track with my work and get things done on time in order to be an excellent student.

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