Aug 10

Updated 33 min ago

Handyman in Lakeview

Does anyone have a recommendation for a local handyman that you trust and has reasonable rates? Looking for someone in the Lakeview area.

Thanks!

  • Menschwithawrench is excellent and fairly priced.

  • Ravens Yes.I can fix that.

    Genetically engineered for things mechanical. Have all my attachments & latest software. Please call 312-890-7558

Oct 20

Updated 45 min ago

Handyman?

Does anyone have a good handyman that they could recommend? I would appreciate hearing from you!

  • Try Paul@windycity handyman.com 773-297-8789. Licensed, insured, reasonable and quite good.

  • Ravens Yes.I can fix that.

    If you are still looking. I could help. Many years experience. Please call 312-890-7558

32 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

1142 W Irving Park Speed Camera

Is anyone else receiving suspicious tickets from this camera? I've not gotten 3 tickets from this camera over the span of 3 months. Let me tell you, I never speed through there. I always double check my speedometer before crossing onto the block that the cemetary is on. On top of that, It's almost impossible to be doing 11 over the speed limit through there on the way home from work during rush hour.

  • What a scam, good luck all, I hope you recover your losses and they take that d@mn camera down. Why the hell is it in between 2 cemetaries anyway?!

  • Ravens Yes.I can fix that.

    While on the subject, be careful of the Kimball/ McCormick & Lincoln intersection. I made legal right turn on red according to the law as I know it. I'm not that smart, however after looking at other intersections, they put up signs if they do not allow right on red...

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    While on the subject, be careful of the Kimball/ McCormick & Lincoln intersection. I made legal right turn on red according to the law as I know it. I'm not that smart, however after looking at other intersections, they put up signs if they do not allow right on red turns. I also like the signs of speed reductions on school days when children are present. Does the camera know when children are present, or the hours of that particular school. Does the camera know what day Of the week Christmas falls on, does it work 1/2 day Christmas Eve. What about 4th of July. These laws are rather ambiguous. Does the camera know who is and isn't a student. Do they ticket bicyclists that speed. Don't stop at stop signs. It's a bunch of ----, whats next pre-paid violations. Get 3 violations & the 4th & 5th are 1/2 price. Ha,ha

15 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Vehicle stolen 1/26/2015 3900 Block Of Oakley Ave.

Neighbors, be vigilant out there, my 2011 Ford Fiesta was stolen this morning, if anyone saw any suspicious activity last night or this morning (1/26/15) please post.

Dec 04

Updated 10 hours ago

Michael Diversey's Closed?!

Darnit. I noticed the restaurant closed. I'm a bit surprised as it was always pretty busy. Anyone know if something new is going in? I hope so. I don't like the empty spaces on Diversey right now.

  • G.

    Bob,

    Thanks for that information. I did stop by Vitamin Shoppe and found that out. I shop there fairly often but don't think I will as much (Amazon Prime will get my business) if they move so far away. The guy did say they were "stuck" with the spot about the old Nine West store. I asked why they didn't take those two floors. Hopefully they will move right next store.

    Gina

  • L

    The word on the street is that Teavana (aka Starbucks' tea shop) is moving into 2754 N. Clark.

31 hours ago

Updated 11 hours ago

Lost Black and White Cat *REWARD*

Lost cat in the Lakeview neighborhood in Chicago (Wayne & Waveland). He went missing on Thursday, January 22nd, 2015. He is a year and a half old, neutered, and declawed on his front paws. He is a tuxedo (black on his face and back; white on his chin, neck, tummy, and feet). He is a large cat, approximately 14-15 pounds. He is loving and very friendly towards people. Please help us bring him home - reward offered!

  • Patricia 25 Year Lakeview Resident

    He is beautiful; I hope you find him. Is he chipped?

  • Thank you for your kind comment. No, he is not chipped. Please keep an eye out - thanks!

Jan 23 2012

Updated 11 hours ago

Stolen vehicle

I watched a flat bed truck race up my alley (3900 block between Hoyne and Hamilton) with a black Jeep looking vehicle hanging off the back at 3:20 am,Monday Jan 23, 2012. When I ran to the alley and put a bright flashlight on the truck, the driver made a very wide turn westbound onto Hamilton knocking over several dumpsters in the process.

I called 911 and gave a description of what I saw, when I turned the scanner on, I heard the call go out across the 19th district, but didn't hear another thing about it.

If this was you vehicle stolen, contact me via EB and I will get back to you.

  • Anyone heard where they are dropping them recently? Mine was stolen a week ago from River West, have been searching craigslist and just drove up and down Wolcott along with Diversey and Damen.

    Kevin

  • My 2011 Ford Fiesta was stolen from the 3900 block of Oakley last night or early this morning. What's funny is this is the second time this happened to me on this street, last time was a black 2002 Jeep Liberty back in 2006, and it happened on a Sunday-Monday as well.

42 hours ago

Updated 12 hours ago

Missing black and white cat

Mila got out of her home on Lakewood between Diversey and Wolfram in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago on Saturday, September 6, 2014, and she is still missing.

Mila is a 3 year-old black-and-white cat with green-yellow eyes. Her back is black while her belly, chest and paws are white. She has black around her eyes and a little black button nose. Mila is micro-chipped and was wearing a black-and-white collar with her name and our number on it. The collar has no tags or bells attached.

REWARD: $1,000

More photos and information: danielleg.com/mila

6 days ago

Updated 15 hours ago

Police activity in Roscoe Village this past weekend

Does anyone know why there was such a large police presence in RV over the weekend. Sunday, 6 cops on Roscoe(Damen-Wolcott) Sunday nite tac officers on foot Damen/Henderson. Didn't know if there was an isolated incident or ongoing problem... just not use to seeing so many cops in the area on foot.

2 days ago

Updated 18 hours ago

Brown Elephant space (Halsted/Waveland)

All the For Rent signs are down and there is new paper covering on the windows. Anyone know anything about what is going in the space?

  • I don't think that space is in the 44th ward. The west side of the street does fall into the 44th.

  • Robert Rohdenburg Affordable Housing Activist for ONE Northside

    Both Ald. Cappleman (46th Ward) and Ald. Tunney (44th Ward) are on the City Council Zoning committee. Ald. Cappleman is also on the Housing committee.

2 days ago

Updated 19 hours ago

Looking for radio (car) repair hobbyist/shop

I have an early 1990s car with a radio that seems to be acting up. Or, the speakers need their amps looked.

I need someone that can bench-test both.

I tried Yelp and Google. Neither are helpful. I guess it is a dying craft.

Anyone know of a hobbyist or electronics shop in Northcenter?

  • Ravens Yes.I can fix that.

    You might be all wet on this one. I have replaced many car stereos for various reasons similar to yours. If hear any kind of noise from the speakers that means they are ok. Everything else is inside the stereo. I think a junk yard is your quickest & least expensive answer. They are fairly easy to remove. Hope that helps.

  • April in Lincoln Square resident 22 years

    Robin--Thanks for the info about pay-to-play in Angie's List. How did you learn of this? It's despicable!

19 hours ago

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21 hours ago

And the Hottest Place to Eat in Chicago Is ... Pi-Hi Cafe?

Pi-Hi opened in 2014 at 3539 N. Western Ave. inside what one Yelp reviewer referred to as a "non-discrete [sic]" strip mall.

6 days ago

Updated 21 hours ago

  • Seems like this is a very biased source for info.

  • Nora H 11year Lakeview resident, member ELVN.

    If you have another site that shows how the Aldermen vote please share it. I did find some useful info on it.

  • KTL

    The thumbs up and thumbs down are partisan opinion and no doubt this is a teacher's union website. Totally useless unless you are a public union supporter, which I am not. This actually makes me like Tunney.

39 hours ago

Updated 22 hours ago

Looking for responsible and attentive accountant

My husband and I are looking for a responsible and attentive accountant in Chicago. We are willing to see someone around Lakeview, Lakeview Roscoe Village as well as the Loop if we found an accountant that we like. My husband owns his own small business so we need someone who understands those issues. We also need some assistance with doing taxes with a trust fund. Thank you for your help!

  • Holly 15 year East Lakeview Resident.

    Been using Nick for over 10 years.

    Nick Kolligris,CPA
    AK Tax Service
    Lakeview
    652 W. Cornelia
    Chicago IL 60657
    773 281-0717
    773 281-0727 fax

  • My husband and I own two small businesses and have trusts as well. We have been using Michael and Nancy Dschida of NMD and Co. For 15+ years. They are a super responsive, reasonable and extremely knowledgeable team who are located nearby. They can be reached at 312 640-5904 or michael@nmd-company.com.

43 hours ago

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3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Possible injured Cat (Sunny) Barry/Lakewood/ Nelson/ Racine

We're searching for one of our feral cats that is possibly injured in the neighborhood. He was last seen on Barry, west of Racine, and evaded our attempt to capture him. He's a medium sized gray cat with his winter coat, so he's quite furry. He's more skittish than friendly, as he a member of our working cat community hosted at 1232 Nelson. Please post any sightings to this thread as we're concerned for his wellbeing.
I also apologize if we caused any concern with flash lights shining in yards and side through ways. Thank you for your concerns - Tim

5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

"Do not carry your credit card on you"

With the recent stick-ups in Lakeview and Lincoln Park, a police rep said in a radio interview that women shouldn't carry their credit cards in their purse. I kept wondering, where should the credit cards be carried?
I carry my cards in my wallet, I can't imagine not being without my credit card in my purse. And I don't want to put my credit card info on my cell phone for a thief to take and waive at a cashier.

  • dse

    sarah, i think you're lowering standards, and once you do, any crime becomes okay. talk on your phone on the street? you deserve to be robbed. next year, carry cash in your pocket, you deserve to be robbed. year after, keep valuables in your home, you deserve to be robbed....

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    sarah, i think you're lowering standards, and once you do, any crime becomes okay. talk on your phone on the street? you deserve to be robbed. next year, carry cash in your pocket, you deserve to be robbed. year after, keep valuables in your home, you deserve to be robbed. what about the year after? drive a car in public, you deserve to be car jacked? is this the diminishing standard we set for our city? do we live in chicago to be, daresay, "paranoid"? then you can sink this city in the lake. who would want to live here? criminals and paranoid people. i don't buy your prescription. i'd call it mind-boggling.

  • dse: When Daniel Patrick Moynihan published his essay wherein the phrase "Defining Deviancy Down" became popular, we still had a fairly functional democracy in America. This is no longer the case, so my optimism about using my voice and vote to influence public policy has been replaced by pragmatism. This...

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    dse: When Daniel Patrick Moynihan published his essay wherein the phrase "Defining Deviancy Down" became popular, we still had a fairly functional democracy in America. This is no longer the case, so my optimism about using my voice and vote to influence public policy has been replaced by pragmatism. This means it's Every Human For Him/Herself" as far as I can see. If Rahm Emanuel and Tom Tunney want to lie about crime stats while we the peeps get mugged just so they can get elected so they can run with the billionaires, it doesn't make sense to me to pretend I can waltz down Belmont or Diversey (or Clark or _____ fill in the blank__) with plugged ears and unaware of my surroundings. I'm not "Blaming the Victim" (I read that book in grad school, too)

    (I literally just heard a gunshot so I called 911 - EMMAUEL/TUNNEY: J'ACCUSE!)

    anyway: It's a tragedy. But I plan on surviving. You do it your way; I'll do it mine.

2 days ago

Jan 12

Updated 2 days ago

Need a plow

My alley (between Addison and Eddy) is a tank trap when there's deep snow--last winter I got stuck three times and had to be pushed out by helpful neighbors. (Thanks, guys!) When the snow gets packed down the alley becomes two ruts where wheels run with a ridge in the middle where cars' undercarriages have leveled and compacted the snow. Last year this froze like a rock and couldn't be moved, even with an ice chopper.
Tonight I had to...

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My alley (between Addison and Eddy) is a tank trap when there's deep snow--last winter I got stuck three times and had to be pushed out by helpful neighbors. (Thanks, guys!) When the snow gets packed down the alley becomes two ruts where wheels run with a ridge in the middle where cars' undercarriages have leveled and compacted the snow. Last year this froze like a rock and couldn't be moved, even with an ice chopper.
Tonight I had to help a neighbor who had got stuck trying to leave his garage and cross the ruts and the ridge. I'm way too old for this kind of stunt.
What we need is a snowplow to break up the ridge and clear the alley. Does anyone know someone who has a Jeep or truck with a snowplow who we could hire to plow the alley? I'm hoping some of my neighbors would chip in to help pay for this.
It's obnoxious to have to worry every time I leave or return to my garage. Thanks for your help.

  • Hey there. I have a snow plow. I can offer you a great price give me a call or text (224)246-6762 Jose

  • Dusan Affinity Salon & Spa owner

    I can help you with some heavy duty truck over there. My snow removal company do condos and alleys in Lakeview and Lincoln park. So call me on the cell 7736551220.

  • Anita W. in Wrigleyville 30-year resident

    Thanks, I'll make note of these numbers. We've been lucky this winter but anything could happen!

2 days ago

Looking for radio (car) repair hobbyist/shop

I have an early 1990s car with a radio that seems to be acting up. Or, the speakers need the amps within them checked.

I need someone that can bench-test both.

I tried Yelp and Google. Neither are helpful. I guess it is a dying craft.

Anyone know of a hobbyist or electronics shop in Northcenter?

6 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

  • Any news agencies such as yours conducting their own?

  • Noel Montenegro Photojournalist for NBC News

    I cant speak for the other stations. I dont think we are. We dont have access to the legal tools to find out what people are really concerned about. Mainly if the owner of the building is the owner and installer of the recording equipment. And if the owner of the building has anymore recording equipment in use in any illegal way. That would require warrants for search. Police have to do their due diligence and burn some good old fashion shoe leather.

Jan 08

Updated 2 days ago

Tone down on the alley honking

I ask that people give the horn a rest when pulling through an alley, especially before the sun has even shown its face. Slowing down and looking is a great alternative to blasting your horn and making unnecessary noise.

  • George F in Ravenswood displaced New Yorker

    That's why they call them accidents. Watch out for the other guy,pedestrian, child, stroller, pet, car, bicyclist alike. You can't have too much safety, or be too careful.

  • Bob Kastigar 15 Years North Park, bike rider, retired

    Accidents can be avoided by being careful.

    Excessive noise can be avoided too, by note constantly honking your horn every time you leave an alley,.

2 days ago

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Aug 08

Updated 2 days ago

Thorek Hospital hidden fee

I went to see a Doctor who's office is located in Thorek's facilities about a month ago only to receive a bill from Thorek for $143 just because the doctor's office is there. This is ridiculous, I'm sure my doctor pays rent and now I have to pay too?!?! Has anyone else had to deal with this? I don't have $143 just to give away for my FREE WELLNESS CHECK-UP

  • Seconding robin in WRP. We reprocessed adjustment claims all the time where warranted and with documentation. The doctor's office resubmits with correct coding (or re-billing a charge that shouldn't have been unbundled and was ultimately denied because it was) and it gets reprocessed for the difference.

    Additionally, if a provider...

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    Seconding robin in WRP. We reprocessed adjustment claims all the time where warranted and with documentation. The doctor's office resubmits with correct coding (or re-billing a charge that shouldn't have been unbundled and was ultimately denied because it was) and it gets reprocessed for the difference.

    Additionally, if a provider is in network, they are held to specific guidelines under their contracts with the insurance company. This includes what they're allowed to charge up front (prior to the claim being submitted), so it is very important to read your plan of benefits and ask questions when needed.

  • jives vigilent resident x 20 yrs

    Within a hospital there are basically 2 scenarios:
    1. Dr rents the office space and pays all expenses and hires staff- you only get 1 bill (for physician services)
    2.Space is a hospital clinic ("facility") with hospital staffed employees which may or may include the Dr, nurse, or PA. -you...

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    Within a hospital there are basically 2 scenarios:
    1. Dr rents the office space and pays all expenses and hires staff- you only get 1 bill (for physician services)
    2.Space is a hospital clinic ("facility") with hospital staffed employees which may or may include the Dr, nurse, or PA. -you get 2 bills, One for the physician and a second one for the facility.

    When you call to make an appointment ask the upfront if there's a facility fee or not. If in doubt get it in writing when you arrive.
    This has been legit and under the radar for about the last seven or eight years. Because it is a revenue generator for the hospital, it has become more popular. As such, it has come on the radar of patients, insurance, and physicians who refer To other providers. Drs. don't want their patients getting double billed either. This was a cover article of medical economics last month. There's a good chance that charges Would be waived if you contest it with the hosp admin
    I've been to Thorek alot and had great experiences.it was not sot great up until a few years ago. Most of the doctors are excellent, hard-working and dedicated -If you haven't been there recently you'd be surprised. The entire plant Has been renovated, Including the emergency room, laboratory, radiation oncology, MedSurg floors and outpatient OR facilities. There is an ophthalmologist and brand-new dental suite. There are several new physicians in the outpatient professional building which is connected-Check to see if their offices are independent with no facility fee or -other. Most of the nurses in the hospital are relatively new hires within the last five years and are young fresh and vibrant.
    This is an interesting little community Hospital which has survived changing times for over 100 years -worth asking for a tour or just going over for lunch and walking around to get a feel for the place. It's definitely a convenient option for outpatient procedures and services. Easy free parking

3 days ago

6 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Traffic light coming to Clark and School?

I drove through N. Clark and W. School tonight.

There's a new traffic light and pole there. It's not operating.

Anyone have any additional details?

I've driven through this intersection countless times. I noticed drivers don't always stop and go and yield in the correct order with other drivers who have been waiting. I figured it had something to do with the two streets not intersecting at a perfect 90 degrees. Somehow it is distracts or confuses us.

But, I never considered it enough of an issue to install a light.

Have there been a high number of accidents there? Or is this something to help with Wrigley Field traffic?

  • @CHP025

    Amen to that, just so long as they aren't followed by a red left arrow. I freaking hate those. I just love being nannied and told that I'm not responsible enough to judge when it is safe to execute a left hand turn.

  • @chp

    I wish i could thank you a thousand times for that

    Spot on!

    Id be happy with just a left turn lane in most places!

Jan 17

Updated 3 days ago

Change Coming to 44th Ward?

...maybe, maybe not, it will be for the voters to decide. But for the first time in several election cycles there are challengers to the incumbent in next month's election for 44th Ward Alderman. Come learn about the candidates and ask questions next week:

1. Monday, January 19 at 7pm at the next Southport Neighbors Association meeting. It will be at the Mercury Theater.
http://www.southportneighbors.com/meeting.html

2. Wednesday, January 21 at 6pm at the Hawthorne Neighbors Meeting. It will be at the Annoyance Theater
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hawthorne-Neighbors/589776931051310

Here's a chance to find out where the candidates stand on issues important to the community and ask questions.

  • Robert Rohdenburg Affordable Housing Activist for ONE Northside

    A Google search of news stories on "Tunney" and "election" or "re-election" found no stories which mentioned him contemplating, thinking about, considering, or deciding on not running for re-election. Even if he though about it, I doubt that he would say it to a reporter. After Mayor Daley decided non-to run for re-election, their was story mention about a possible Tunney bid for election as Mayor of Chicago. If he had decided to run for mayor, he could campaign while still being 44th Ward Alderman.

  • Robert Rohdenburg Affordable Housing Activist for ONE Northside

    There is a possibility that the "The Alderman was not invited to the forum" was a cover story for being busy doing something else that his chief of staff did not want to specify, but the appropriate and acceptable answer then would have been "The Alderman had a prior commitment that he couldn't break or change."

3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Accident on Irving by Paul Revere Park

Anyone know what's going on or happened on Irving by Paul Revere Park? Streets totally blocked and many emergency vehicles.

3 days ago

Showing commercial and mixed use properties in North Center

...is the new Starbucks/ Potbelly and retail space replacing a former car wash site at 3636 N Western Avenue, Chicago IL 60618...

This article has 1 other Chicago location (Show)

This strip of  4300 N Western doesn't look like much but several buildings have been purchased for development. The new...

6 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Need to find a cabinetmaker

Have a damaged drawer that needs to be replaced with a copy, using original hardware and face plate. Can anyone offer a lead on a good cabinetmaker?

  • Ravens Yes.I can fix that.

    I think I can help you even. I'm being on the level with you

  • Hammerman @ Lincoln Square Hammerman of Lincoln Square Tree House Builder

    What does this last comment mean! I guess I am one bubble off on the 4 foot level

3 days ago

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4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

It's a beautiful day

I love how our neighbors lol out for eachother ....

  • Nora H 11year Lakeview resident, member ELVN.

    Do you have a nice story to tell?

Oct 04 2012

Updated 3 days ago

Aldermanic Absenteeism

Shortly after being elected, Pawar clarified that he does not provide city services and went on to state that he is a “legislator”. (1) City Council meetings are very important for any legislator, but just as important are committee meetings, where legislation is crafted, debated, amended, discussed and presented to the public.

A recent study conducted by, Chicago Tonight, indicates that Pawar rarely attends committee meetings that he is assigned to, with an attendance rate of 20%. (2) Being a...

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Shortly after being elected, Pawar clarified that he does not provide city services and went on to state that he is a “legislator”. (1) City Council meetings are very important for any legislator, but just as important are committee meetings, where legislation is crafted, debated, amended, discussed and presented to the public.

A recent study conducted by, Chicago Tonight, indicates that Pawar rarely attends committee meetings that he is assigned to, with an attendance rate of 20%. (2) Being a self proclaimed legislator, Pawar knows, or should know, how important attendance at these meetings really is. Instead, when questioned about his chronic absenteeism, Pawar said that he is busy providing constituent services (2), even though he previously described the belief that alderman provide services as a “myth” (1). Other aldermen provide constituent services, all the while, still attending committee meetings.

In May of this year, Pawar was quoted as saying: It’s still a 16 hour day. I’ll be up at 5:30 or 6am, go for a run, then have some breakfast and go to work at Northwestern. After work, I’ll meet with constituents, elected officials, community groups.” (see the below posted images of “Longshot Alderman not shying away from City’s problems” from Inside Booster, authored by Pat Butler dated May 9, 2012)

So, the alderman does not provide services because he is a legislator. When asked why he is not fulfilling his duties as a legislator, he is busy providing services and has put legislating on the back burner. Maybe the real reason for the degradation of services and the abhorrent attendance record is the fact that the alderman is too busy working at Northwestern.

(1) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQk3lG0HDQA (1:22 marker)
(2) http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2012/10/03/exclusive-absentee-aldermen

  • CynicalPolitico Political Consultant, Geek, Policy-Wonk Wannabee

    Great insight, Tiger Lilly. Let's get to the facts. Fiedler is a developer who is currently breaking the law by not filing a campaign disclosure. Second, Fiedler doesn't have the education or experience to be alderman. Third, Fiedler lives in the 40th ward and can't even vote for himself. Fourth,...

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    Great insight, Tiger Lilly. Let's get to the facts. Fiedler is a developer who is currently breaking the law by not filing a campaign disclosure. Second, Fiedler doesn't have the education or experience to be alderman. Third, Fiedler lives in the 40th ward and can't even vote for himself. Fourth, his campaign is anti woman and under the surface racist and he's surrounded himself with deez dem dos. From the neighborhood and for the neighborhood? Fiedler reports having over a dozen addresses in ten years...

    Your guy would have been more credible if he'd stuck to a real platform.

    Oh and I know how many people attended the press conference...6 people...what a majority...did anyone even cover it?

  • "I'm a little late"? Refreshing a 2012 post...

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