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Please Help - Jan from Jan's Antiques Needs Help!!!

Hi all. Not sure if you were aware but Jan from Jan's Antiques moved her business to Evanston from the Fulton District a few months back. Her landlord asked her to leave the space she leased for over 10 years. Not many people know this but she has suffered through huge inventory loses, a stressful move, major health problems and a car accident that totaled her car. Thankfully she and the other driver were not injured. She is without a...

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Hi all. Not sure if you were aware but Jan from Jan's Antiques moved her business to Evanston from the Fulton District a few months back. Her landlord asked her to leave the space she leased for over 10 years. Not many people know this but she has suffered through huge inventory loses, a stressful move, major health problems and a car accident that totaled her car. Thankfully she and the other driver were not injured. She is without a car and has a loner until the end of the month but does not have a plan after she returns the car. I know this is a stretch and wanted to reach out to WL community to see if anyone has or knows someone who might be willing to donate a car. I would take care of picking it up and handling all the ownership paperwork. Even if you don't have a car ask your friends and family. It would be awesome if we could find a way to help her out!

I would like to keep this request from Jan if I can so don't mention anything to her if you know her or happen to bump into her.

Appreciate your time and consideration

Christian

cjsiegel514@gmail.com

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  • Permit issued for new construction

    OIA '1401 W RANDOLPH ST' PERMIT EXPIRES ON 10/19/2014 ERECTION STARTS: 8/26/2014, ERECTION ENDS: 9/2/2014. TEMPORARY TENTS FOR THE NORTH COAST MUSIC FESTIVAL EVENT ON AUGUST 29- SEPT. 1, 2014.3-10X60 TENTS, 2-10X70 TENTS, 3-10X80 TENTS, 1-10X100 TENT, 3-20X40 TENTS, 1-20X60 TENT, 2-40X40 TENTS, AND 1-40X70 TENT. ARENA AMERICAS

    1501 W. Randolph St. Issued August 19, 2014 Comment
  • Permit issued for electric wiring

    INSTALL PHONE AND DATA SYSTEM

    350 N. Laflin St. Issued August 18, 2014 Comment

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Trade In Your Light Jog for A Title Boxing Club Heavy Bag Workout

Title Boxing Club recently opened open on 313 South Peoria St. between Jackson and Van Buren. You have to go and check out the swank space. The gym is owned by Graham who has to be one of the nicest individuals I have encountered in a long time. Its a family run business and Graham has a staff of extremely skilled kickboxing trainers that will whip you in shape. They may look a little intimidating at first but once you...

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Title Boxing Club recently opened open on 313 South Peoria St. between Jackson and Van Buren. You have to go and check out the swank space. The gym is owned by Graham who has to be one of the nicest individuals I have encountered in a long time. Its a family run business and Graham has a staff of extremely skilled kickboxing trainers that will whip you in shape. They may look a little intimidating at first but once you get past the exterior appearance they are as kind and friendly as Graham. I have never kicked boxed before but I am willing to give it a shot. I figure why not get cut and develop the skills needed to defend myself in the event the need arises! I should mention there are free classes starting next week so you should come check it out. I posted a photo as well so you can see what the space looks like. I should mention the picture does not do the space any justice.

Hope you see you there.

Your WL neighbor

Christian

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Coach House for Rent

2-3 Bedroom coach house for Rent in West Town off of Huron & Damen. $1800 utilities included! Laundry on site! Will be ready September 1st. Pictures to follow but if anyone would like to come see it please contact Ginny @ 312-498-3771. Credit Check - Serious inquiries only! Dogs ok! Cats ok!

2 days ago

Flood advisory issued for Chicago area

WGN Meteorologist Paul Konrad took the above flooding video video near Carroll at Ashland on Chicago’s Near West Side.

2 days ago

Common’s Aahh! Festival moved to Union Park

Tamara Brown, the chief operating officer of Common’s Think Common Entertainment, said budget constraints forced the organizers to reduce the festival to one day and move it to Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph St.

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West Loop needs bodega

We need a bodega in the west loop, west of Racine and south of Washington. Currently residents in the area have precious few if any options to purchase basic foodstuffs without trekking several blocks. Walkability is key to this neighborhood's success.

  • NAFSBUC Walking my Fitbit and Flatcoat 10k steps/day

    The Ashland, Ogden, Monroe area is sooo under served. I just don't understand it. Why Walgreens on Western and zilch on Ashland or Damen...grrr

  • A CVS store would be ideal. Right now you need to take public transportation or drive to get to these CVS locations:

    1. Western and Chicago Avenue
    2. Roosevelt and Racine
    3. Madison and Kedzie
    4. Odgen and Chicago Avenue
    5. Western and Division (by the Chicago Fire Department)

    I am surprise CVS did not bid/least the Madison and Ashland lot (former Kentucky Fried Chicken location).

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Rapper Common Pulls His Aahh! Festival From the South Side

Tamara Brown, the chief operating officer of Common's Think Common Entertainment, said budget constraints forced the festival to reduce the festival to one day and move it to Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph St.

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Mariachi band still playing at 11:13pm

Isn't there a noise ordinance time limit between 9pm-8am? Some place behind Noble St I want to say is throwing a house backyard party outside with a live mariachi band. I can hear them and I live 2 blocks over and in the back of of the building and can clearly hear them. Why has the police not stopped them and is this not annoying any of my other neighbors?? I can't sleep!!

  • DA long time neighbor

    I live on Noble near the park and I didn't hear anything but do sympathize w you. Since I live by the park, we often have to put up w people playing ball and/or drinking well past midnight. The police will do nothing unless we call them so I suggest you do the same next time especially when you have to get up early the next day.

  • The band was pleasant and understandably it was a Saturday night.... I'm sure we all had party's or attended one that carried on till midnight at one time in our lives... Instead of me complaining I decided to sit on my balcony with a glass of wine and enjoy it...

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WATER: Non-metered account v metered for 2-flat

Hi neighbors, Just curious if anyone had any success with installing meter save in their 2-flat. My water bills have gone from $300 -$600 per 6 month use, and when I called to inquire, I was told it's because of an unmetered account.

I joked that I should start selling the water to other people to cover the crazy increase, and bizarrely enough the rep told me I should. Oh, Chicago.

Just wanted to inquire from fellow neighbors before I sign up.

  • Last point.
    Based on my experience, I believe most Chicagoans are overpaying when not metered. My bills went down significantly after installing a meter. There are probably some who just use so much water that they may not. I ask you, do you think the city would let you get water at a discount by being non-metered?

  • Our bill was $200+ every six month and had it changed to meter so now $30+ bi-monthly. We also got a rain barrel from the city to water the plants.

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Thank You For Supporting Our Park Community Fundraiser

All, I wanted to thank the community for supporting our Bartelme Park Fundraiser. It was a huge success and we had over 650 people in attendance. Also, we exceeded our fundraising goal and you should be on the lookout for park improvements next year. I have included a few photos that were taken by one of our volunteers for your viewing pleasure.

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News stand needed in west end of West Loop

The West Loop is a virtual newspaper/bookstore desert, especially when compared to other well-to-do Chicago neighborhoods. There's still a sizable population for printed newspapers from across the nation and throughout the world. We need a good news stand, west of Racine.

  • NAFSBUC Walking my Fitbit and Flatcoat 10k steps/day

    Can not even buy a Tribune on the street corner or at BlueLine west of Halsted. So annoying

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hello

I am missing my six week old female gray pitbull. She has a little white on her. she has beautiful blue eyes. I miss taking care of her. I bought her so that she can be a companion for my 21 year old dog. Please help me find her. Call me at (773) 405-7284 Sophie or (773) 484-5056. Thank You.

  • Ha ha ha ha! I did have to re read that part when I saw the post as well. It's rare but it happens. Oldest dog to live was like 28 years old or something.

  • I just lost my boxer/lab this year, he was 10, would of loved another 11 years wt him, hope u find your pup.

6 days ago

I took an unwanted break when I broke my ankle

...to school the morning that I broke my ankle. His school was way south at Washington St. and Ashland Ave. and I was working in Evanston. I blame the principal for what happened to me...

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