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Seeking recommendations for an estate attorney.

Bedridden parent needs a will.
Hoping to find someone who makes house calls.
Location is northwest side of Chicago.
Thank you.

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Renting Table & Chairs?

Does anyone have a recommendation for a place to rent a banquet table and chairs? I only need 1 table (that can hold 10 people) and 10 chairs for the weekend.

  • Thanks, Doolins will be perfect and it's a good price.

  • Wow. I did not know that Doolin's rented tables and chairs. Wonder if they also rent coat racks. We always drive to some place south west. Doolin's is much closer and we go there for all of our other supplies. Thank you for the tip. I will check it out.

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West town SSA - unfairly raising resident property taxes

It seems the overwhelming majority of residents would be AGAINST this very significant tax given the benefits almost exclusively seen by business and not west town residents.

There were some posts in October about the West Town SSA - was anyone at the hearing on Oct. 2 about the reconstitution of the SSA? What is the status?

  • Mona1935 Born and Raised in Chicago

    SECOND West Town SSA Reconstitution
    Public Hearing!
    Monday, November 24th
    at 10:00am
    at City Hall 121 N. LaSalle St. (2nd Floor Council Chambers)

  • Kurtis certified urban planner. amatuer dj.

    Get your facts straight before you make a decision. SSA's only tax the properties within the designated district, not residents outside the district. The tax is not "very significant." It's a small percentage of what a property owner's tax would normally be. And everyone benefits. SSA's are the reason you...

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    Get your facts straight before you make a decision. SSA's only tax the properties within the designated district, not residents outside the district. The tax is not "very significant." It's a small percentage of what a property owner's tax would normally be. And everyone benefits. SSA's are the reason you have clean streets, nice trash cans, street banners, events, and other such improvements. I would say that benefits all the residents. And SSA's truly give the local neighborhood control of how this money is spent, and not politicians or City Hall.

  • I don't see anything online about a Nov 24 meeting. Is there a meeting on Monday? Also, I never heard what happened at the October 2 meeting. Does anyone know?

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Have a Toddler? Let's Hang Out and Have a Playdate!

We live on Damen and Ohio and we have an 18-month-old daughter. We're looking for parents with toddlers close to her age in this area.

We've been meeting some wonderful parents with small children, but most of them live more than half hour away. So we're hoping to meet more families in this very neighborhood!

I'm a stay-at-home mom and I would really like our daughter to socialize with other children as much as possible. It's also starting to get...

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We live on Damen and Ohio and we have an 18-month-old daughter. We're looking for parents with toddlers close to her age in this area.

We've been meeting some wonderful parents with small children, but most of them live more than half hour away. So we're hoping to meet more families in this very neighborhood!

I'm a stay-at-home mom and I would really like our daughter to socialize with other children as much as possible. It's also starting to get cold, so we'd like to make this network happen before the snow sticks to the ground!

If you're in the same boat, please feel free to post a comment or send me a personal message! I'm always happy to meet new people!

We've attached our lovely daughter in her Halloween outfit! Enjoy!

  • MrsB West Town since 2013

    We are at Ohio and Wood and have a 2.5 year old son. There is also a UKV or West Town parent's group on Facebook.

  • gingervitis I like warm hugs.

    We don't have a Facebook...and would you mind telling me what UKV is?

    If you'd like to meet up, just send me PM! :)

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Looking for a parking space for rent

Hi everyone. Looking to rent a parking space in the area of Racine Ogden and Erie. I heard this is a good place to start to find one. Let me know if anyone knows of one available.

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Dominic

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Missing Cat Armour St Across From Otis

Missing grey and white long hair tortoiseshell cat.
She may have a pink chevron collar with a name tag that reads Ramona.

The phone number is old.
If found please contact me immediately (734) 478-1364.
She is 4 years old, not used to being outside and VERY missed.

  • Hello. On Monday of this week I was biking eastbound on Erie and I saw a cat that looked just like this cross right in front of me. It was somewhere between Ashland and Noble and the cat crossed from the north side of Erie the street to the south. It was around 9:00pm. Hope you find her.

  • Hi. I just saw a cat in the alley between Ohio and Erie, between Armour and Bishop. It had white legs and colored top...I'm not sure what color since it's dark. I haven't seen cats around at all lately, so this is a new guy. I tried to go after...

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    Hi. I just saw a cat in the alley between Ohio and Erie, between Armour and Bishop. It had white legs and colored top...I'm not sure what color since it's dark. I haven't seen cats around at all lately, so this is a new guy. I tried to go after it, but lost it when the car port door went up. It looked fluffy like a longhair. I stress it was dark, and brief, so don't know if it fits your description, but figured any leads might help. I will definitely keep my eye out.

Nov 15

27th (2nd) and 28th Ward Aldermanic Elections

Vote for the BEST QUALIFIED! Not by race! TO MY BLACK COMMUNITY RESIDENTS- Vote intentionally and on purpose BY CHARACTER and INTEGRITY. Don't be bamboozled by voting soley in the ethnic make-up of the candidates. I'm black, and I'm proud and don't vote by race and name recognition ALONE! This is NOT voting!

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Kennedy reopens after earlier closure

Earlier this evening, heavy equipment fell off a truck near Randolph and Lake St.

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Ald Burnett needs to go!

Compare our two west loop alderman:

Ald Solis listened to the west loop residents regarding the planned apartment buildings that were proposed for the Charmichael's site. He got it rezoned:
http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20141106/west-loop/carmichaels-zoning-change-passes-city-council-blocking-development

Compare that to Ald Burnett - who has not responded to residents to concerns about a project proposed for 111 S. Peoria.

Elections are in February and Burnett's opponent is Gabe Beukinga:
http://www.gabefor27.com/

We have got to get Burnett out!!! All he cares about is lining his pockets!

  • Agree with Larry and PJChgo. The sad fact is that Burnett knows he is very likely to be re-elected despite his conduct in the West Loop. He's got enough votes on the west side of the 27th ward to win the election and doesn't need to win any approval ratings...

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    Agree with Larry and PJChgo. The sad fact is that Burnett knows he is very likely to be re-elected despite his conduct in the West Loop. He's got enough votes on the west side of the 27th ward to win the election and doesn't need to win any approval ratings in our area. His public comment to his Gabe Beukinga during the Nobu community meeting, "I'm gonna kick your butt", proves his confidence. Just compare his style to Solis'.

    I would challenge Samuel Caplan on how well Burnett handles community concerns. Samuel, are you speaking about the Medical Marijuana dispensary that he approved without considering the community's concerns? Are you thinking about how he's handling the proposed landmark of Fulton/Randolph district despite local business owners' clear opposition? Are you referring to the the repeated requests coming from the community about having more transparency to new developments, which by the way, he publicly shrugs off? Or are you impressed with the way he lacks having the common courtesy to respond to local community concerns documented in well drafted letters sent to him? If you truly believe he is responsive and attentive, then I would seriously question who you benchmark his behavior against.

  • I am hoping Gabe will put on a strong campaign and get Burnett out. I am hoping as a community we can get the word out and get someone other than Burnett. If not, I am afraid the west loop will become the south loop (density, no community feeling).

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Sunken Barge Raised, Move Down River

(CBS) – That 200 foot barge which sank in the Chicago River in mid-October has now been moved from its resting place between Randolph and Lake Street, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

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