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  • Jim - I doubt it. Most new construction in the area looks exactly the same.

  • Sandy in EdgeGlen EdgeGlen since 1987

    Sad--had no idea we even had any remaining farmhouses in W. A'ville. And to think I drove past it whenever I took Balmoral east from Damen to Ashland.

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eReviews Dyman Associates Publishing Inc: 'Whipping Boy' by Allen Kurzweil

When a middle-class Jewish boy from New York enrolled at a Swiss boarding school in 1971, the lessons in swordsmanship and elocution were hardly the strangest things he encountered. Unchaperoned boys were often sent with minimal supplies on expeditions into the frozen Alps for multiple days.

Younger boys, barefoot and without gloves, cleaned pubic hair and dirty gunk from the drains of the common showers (which dispensed cold water). And once the doors in the dormitories closed each night, supervision,...

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When a middle-class Jewish boy from New York enrolled at a Swiss boarding school in 1971, the lessons in swordsmanship and elocution were hardly the strangest things he encountered. Unchaperoned boys were often sent with minimal supplies on expeditions into the frozen Alps for multiple days.

Younger boys, barefoot and without gloves, cleaned pubic hair and dirty gunk from the drains of the common showers (which dispensed cold water). And once the doors in the dormitories closed each night, supervision, minimal as it was, ceased.

Even faint rumors of the behavior in the anecdotes from Allen Kurzweil's new memoir, "Whipping Boy," would trigger lawsuits today. Kurzweil's roommates forced him to swallow painful quantities of hot sauce; they whipped him with a belt while playing "The Thirty-Nine Lashes" from "Jesus Christ Superstar;" they hurled his most treasured possession, an irreplaceable family heirloom from his deceased father, out the window of their fifth-story room. The worst of the bullies threatened to throw Kurzweil out the window as well.

"Boys will be boys" doesn't capture the gravity of their behavior; "boys will be sadistic little monsters whose victims suffer lifelong trauma" is more precise. Suffice it to say that boarding school made a lasting impression on Kurzweil. He was a middle-class Jewish kid from New York, but his peers were the sons and daughters of bankers, aristocrats and heirs to vast fortunes. He was soon nicknamed "Nosey" in sneering tribute to his Jewish roots.

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Norvell and Associates Certified Public Accountants on Latest Tax Tips Offered by the Better Busines

A lot of us have begun or will be getting our W-2 forms shortly, meaning it's about that time to start thinking about income taxes and a potential refund or the coming April 15 deadline to pay in. With the beginning of a new tax season, the Better Business Bureau recently offered a list of tips to keep in mind if you need help from someone trustworthy in the tax preparation business.

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5 Gründe, Warum, Die Ihr Kreditkartenantrag Abgelehnt

Seien wir ehrlich: eine Kreditkarte, die Ihren Bedürfnissen entspricht zu finden kann schwierig sein. Wenn Ihr Antrag abgelehnt wird, ist es natürlich, sich ein wenig verstimmt – vor allem, wenn Sie nicht sicher sind, warum wurden Sie verweigert.

Hier sind fünf Gründe, die Kreditkartenabrechnungen abgelehnt bekommen, und was Sie dagegen tun können.

1. Ihre Kredit-Score ist zu niedrig.

Das erste, was zu tun ist, der Emittent anrufen, und Fragen, warum Ihr Antrag abgelehnt...

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5 Gründe, Warum, Die Ihr Kreditkartenantrag Abgelehnt

Seien wir ehrlich: eine Kreditkarte, die Ihren Bedürfnissen entspricht zu finden kann schwierig sein. Wenn Ihr Antrag abgelehnt wird, ist es natürlich, sich ein wenig verstimmt – vor allem, wenn Sie nicht sicher sind, warum wurden Sie verweigert.

Hier sind fünf Gründe, die Kreditkartenabrechnungen abgelehnt bekommen, und was Sie dagegen tun können.

1. Ihre Kredit-Score ist zu niedrig.

Das erste, was zu tun ist, der Emittent anrufen, und Fragen, warum Ihr Antrag abgelehnt wurde. Unter der Equal Credit Opportunity Act müssen Sie eine kreditgebende Stelle den Grund für die Ablehnung Ihrer Darlehen oder Kredit Anwendung geben. Sie müssen innerhalb von 60 Tagen nach Mitteilung bitten. Eine der häufigsten Antworten ist, dass ein Möchtegern Karteninhaber Kredit-Score zu niedrig ist.

Alle Informationen über Sie, die Kartenherausgeber auswerten, ist Ihre Kredit-Score die wichtigste. Diese dreistellige Nummer, die von 300 (schlimmsten) bis 850 (am besten) reicht, stellt dar, wie verantwortungsvoll Sie mit geliehenem Geld in der Vergangenheit gewesen sind. Je höher Ihre Punktzahl, die mehr kreditwürdig du bist.

14 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Speed Cameras on Foster

I am not sure if this topic has been covered before, but I have a question about all the speed cameras, especially on Foster. Is the city equipped with cameras that record your speed on the side in which the camera is located, or can the cameras record car speeds from across the street? I have researched this a bit and found that over in the UK there are speed cameras that can record from both sides of the highway/street. But I am not sure if it's the same for the city. Does anyone know for sure?

  • I think she's referring to the one on Foster east of Kedzie by River Park. I've wondered the same thing, actually.

  • Ravens Yes.I can fix that.

    There doesn't seem be a general ( read logical ) order to them. Much like signage that accompanies them. How does a camera know who is or is not a student. A judgement call if you ask me. Maybe they have an algorithm for judgement, or a pre-programmed profile of a student.
    My other question is about bicyclists. When are they going to takes pictures of them not playing nice in traffic? Done ranting, Thanks for cyber listening

40 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Andersonville Residents

Hi, I'm a journalism grad student who's doing a video story on the growing popularity of Andersonville. I'm looking for Andersonville residents who would be available for an interview on the neighborhood and what its like to live there. Please feel free to comment here or e-mail me at marielturner2015@u.northwestern.edu

11 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Rory Feidler Challenging Ameya Pawar in 47th

The combative discussion regarding the Lawrence Ave Streetscape, a project hatched under Gene Shulter's watch, derailed a conversation about the aldermanic race in the 47th Ward. Just wanted to allow for that perspective and share this: http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20141124/lincoln-square/challengers-emerge-40th-47th-wards-on-last-day-of-candidate-filing

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    Sadly, Ald. Power is just a Rahmbot, based on his endorsement of the 50th ward alderman...

  • CynicalPolitico Political Consultant, Geek, Policy-Wonk Wannabee

    Fiedler lives in 40. His campaign is a joke.

8 hours ago

Updated 7 hours ago

Help Finding Foster for Special Needs Rescue Cat**

I found a lost cat on Monday evening at the intersection of Argyle and Wolcott. It is a male cat, black and white, aged 2-5 years old. He has since been neutered since being in my care, he still has claws and no microchip or collar. After taking him to Treehouse, we have discovered he is FeLV positive and I can no longer keep him in my home due to owning a cat already. I am looking for ANYONE at...

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I found a lost cat on Monday evening at the intersection of Argyle and Wolcott. It is a male cat, black and white, aged 2-5 years old. He has since been neutered since being in my care, he still has claws and no microchip or collar. After taking him to Treehouse, we have discovered he is FeLV positive and I can no longer keep him in my home due to owning a cat already. I am looking for ANYONE at all who can help in any way. I have found a suitable overnight boarding situation but otherwise, he will be sent to animal care and control and his diagnosis will result in euthanizing. I am looking for anyone who may know the owner of this cat, has any resources to find a foster, or can aid in helping to get this guy a home. Please let me know if anyone can help this guy out at all!!!!! Thank you!!!

  • Have you contacted Lulu's Locker Rescue? They focus on black animals and special needs.

Jan 18

Updated 8 hours ago

The wait might be over...

It looks likes some work is finally being done on what I believe was to be a Tibetan restaurant in SOFO. You know the one…it was ready to open and something happened and it was shuttered. Well, it is covered with newspaper now and it appears there is work going on inside. Lets hope something worth the wait goes in this spot.

  • Jessica Uptown Current, Lincoln Square Alum

    Terry - we also started getting our cat food from Jameson and he is now a fiend as well! What the heck, he never wanted people food ever before and now he cannot be stopped. But his coat is also really shiny and he's much more active so I guess we'll just put up with it :) Plus the folks that work there are friendly and helpful so we'll continue to support that local business happily.

  • mroper54--The whole stretch of Clark from Foster to Montrose was also included in a TIF in 1999 or 2000 as well.

18 hours ago

Updated 8 hours ago

Edgewater Residents

Hi, I'm a journalism grad student who's doing a video story on the growing popularity of Andersonville and Edgewater. I'm looking for neighbrhood residents who would be available for an interview tomorrow morning. Just general questions on the neighborhood and what its like to live there. Please feel free to comment here or e-mail me at marielturner2015@u.northwestern.edu. Thanks!

  • DK Living and Playing in Chicago

    Don't be a jerk seriously. It's not the end of the world that you make it out to be.

  • At least you could read my post with comprehension. Good job DicK!!!!

35 hours ago

Updated 9 hours ago

Cat found at Argyle & Wolcott

Black and white cat found at 1:30 AM at the intersection of Argyle and Wolcott. Aged 2-5 approximately, no collar, no chip. Sex not determined. Frostbitten nose. Still has claws. Very affectionate. Please help to find the family he/she belongs to!

  • RavensMaven 5000 Ravenswood Neighbors

    There's an cat matching that description who lives on Wolcott, north of Winnemac. Her name is Grissle ... and she's sometimes left outside. I don't know the owners/people, but they're in the brick two-flat (only two-flat in the block) on the east side of Wolcott a bit more than 1/2 up the block north of Winnemac. See if she answers to Grissle? If so, I'm sure her family (4 kids) is missing her.

  • UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who has commented and emailed in an effort to find this guy's home. I took the cat to Treehouse today to run tests since I have a cat of my own in the house and it turns out he is FeLV positive. I can no...

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    UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who has commented and emailed in an effort to find this guy's home. I took the cat to Treehouse today to run tests since I have a cat of my own in the house and it turns out he is FeLV positive. I can no longer keep him in my home and I need to find a suitable foster or place for him to go until I can hopefully find his owner, otherwise he will be surrendered to the pound and unfortunately, his diagnosis will cause him to be euthanized. If anyone knows of anyone missing a FeLV cat or anyone who can help, please let me know!!!!!!!! Thank you!!

3 days ago

Updated 9 hours ago

Bad smell in my apartment

This is a weird post. There is a bad smell in my apartment, right inside my door, as soon as I enter. I thought it was my trash, I had made chicken, but I took the trash out and it's still there. I had the window cracked open yesterday but I still smell it.

The hallways are not cleaned or maintained in this building. The management said they were having an exterminator come around last week for maintenance, but I never saw them when I was home.

Any ideas what it could be? How to get rid of a smell? It's been 3 days now.

  • YOU NEED TO CALL MY FRIEND AT ALL STAR CARPET HE DOES ODOR REMOVAL

  • Thank you all for your replies and suggestions. The smell is gone. I don't smell it anymore when I'm coming into my apartment, which is the only place I smelled it.

    I have hardwood floors in my apartment. The hallways of the building are carpeted, but not vacuumed in the past, maybe 2 months....

    I can't afford to move. I just moved in this summer and it was a big expense for me and I have a lease.

    At least my apartment is clean and not smelly!

    Thanks.

6 days ago

Updated 9 hours ago

Andersonville ranked 7th in the country and #1 in Chicago by Redfin as "Hottest"

http://www.redfin.com/research/reports/special-reports/2015/hottest-neighborhoods-of-2015.html#.VMEuGHsm9o2

This interesting article originally posted by WGN caught my eye this morning. While this is all certainly speculative, I was wondering other Aville (or anyone really) residents perspectives. My understanding from a few conversations is that while Aville was impacted by the market crash it was not as severe.

What do you think has been driving people to search out Andersonville? One aspect I believe is our ease to multiple modes of public transportation. All depending on which part...

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http://www.redfin.com/research/reports/special-reports/2015/hottest-neighborhoods-of-2015.html#.VMEuGHsm9o2

This interesting article originally posted by WGN caught my eye this morning. While this is all certainly speculative, I was wondering other Aville (or anyone really) residents perspectives. My understanding from a few conversations is that while Aville was impacted by the market crash it was not as severe.

What do you think has been driving people to search out Andersonville? One aspect I believe is our ease to multiple modes of public transportation. All depending on which part you live in, we have the Bryn Mawr, Berwyn and Argyle Redline, we have the 147, 151, 36, 22, 92 and 50 bus lines, Ravenswood Metra stop (Petersen in the future), and the 50 bus provides access to the Brownline (as does the Redline).

What are your thoughts?

  • Edgewater gardener Edgewater gardener

    Ultimately it looks like someone had to take the fall for a complex situation involving students, teachers, parents...if not the sender of bullying messages. It might help to remember that teachers and principals are people too, and send a little compassion their way. They are never going to be able to forget the tragedy or wonder what they could have done differently. Society expects an awful lot from people who only spend 5-6 hours a day with children.

  • DK Living and Playing in Chicago

    The parents tried to reach out them for help and nothing was done. As a witness to a lot of bullying growing up I saw how the teachers and principals would be unresponsive to it.

10 hours ago

The Cindy Shearin Group Real Estate Properties 15 tax and investment planning tips for 2015

The Cindy Shearin Group Real Estate Properties 15 Tax and Investment Planning Tips for 2015

Well, the year 2015 has just started and for the benefit of our readers we will like to share with them ‘Fifteen important tips for Tax and Investment Planning’. These tips will surely help every tax payer to save some portion of his income-tax and also proper planning for his investment. Here are these fifteen tips:

1. Cut down your tax payments

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The Cindy Shearin Group Real Estate Properties 15 Tax and Investment Planning Tips for 2015

Well, the year 2015 has just started and for the benefit of our readers we will like to share with them ‘Fifteen important tips for Tax and Investment Planning’. These tips will surely help every tax payer to save some portion of his income-tax and also proper planning for his investment. Here are these fifteen tips:

1. Cut down your tax payments

The first theme for the year 2015 should be to cut down all your tax payment and this is possible through two vistas. First is taking advantage of all exemptions and deduction and second is ensuring Income-tax file for every member in the family. If you are able to take care of these two vistas only then surely your year 2015 would be a wonderful year bringing lot of money for you as a result of tax planning and also making money grow for you by proper planning of investment based on the changes made by the Government relating to investment strategy in whole of year 2015.

2. Planning for elder family members

The next step in tax planning is to plan for a separate independent income-tax file of your Dada, Dadi, father and mother. This can be done through gift by you. Likewise, you can think of taking out Mediclaim Policy for your aged parents and this can help you to cut down your income-tax because you can enjoy additional deduction under section 80D amounting to Rs. 20000.

Sep 12

Updated 10 hours ago

Chalanger For Alderman Pawar???!!???

I am SO disappointed & disgusted by the so called Lawrence Avenue Street Scape!! Why don't we call it the Lawrence Avenue TRAFFIC NIGHTMARE??!!? Is ANYONE running against Alderman Pawar?? ANYONE??!!??

  • jeff f life time neighborhood resident

    Cynical Politico,

    I take all you say into consideration and again, just do not get it. Supporters are like leaves, they may be part of the landscape, but fall away and do not make up the core of the tree. While the tree may feed them to an extent, the...

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    Cynical Politico,

    I take all you say into consideration and again, just do not get it. Supporters are like leaves, they may be part of the landscape, but fall away and do not make up the core of the tree. While the tree may feed them to an extent, the fact that a wind, a squirrel, a kid or even a spring rain or fall storm may alter that leaf's existance and relationship to the tree, it's the core I am concern about, so I can not take one posters comments to alter my view of anyone, but the person who posted the comment. I don't believe Alderman Pawar shares all of your views or comments and do not base my opinion of him by your comments, for you are the only one who owns your thoughts and your comments.

    Now I will reveal a little more about myself, I am against Montrose Green too, and for a number of reasons. My first and biggest concern, was when I asked the Ward, what about the rest of the block, concerning zoning, I was told they do it 'one building at a time'. I did not see this as having a forward looking view. After the community meeting, I did something Alderman Pawar did not do, I walked up to people and asked their opinion, whether they spoke out at the meeting or sat there and listened. I engaged.
    When I temper the Ward's office view of "one building at a time" with a comment Alderman Pawar made in the run up to his first election that, concerning zoning, that
    'it is not the place of an Alderman to pick winners and losers' I am left saying to myself
    Alderman, you are indeed picking winners and losers. It has been 6 weeks since the Dec 10 community meeting on Montrose Green and still no word from the Alderman, what should I think?

  • jeff f life time neighborhood resident

    Cynical Politico,

    As far as one's record and the good and bad of one's actions, it is Alderman Pawar that are putting those projects out there and taking the bows.

    Neither you or I know what went on with Mariano's and only time will tell if a needed grocery store...

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    Cynical Politico,

    As far as one's record and the good and bad of one's actions, it is Alderman Pawar that are putting those projects out there and taking the bows.

    Neither you or I know what went on with Mariano's and only time will tell if a needed grocery store should have included the use of the full lot, all the way back to Argyl and not have residential housing built where it got built. Maybe it should have been all retail, a communiy shopping center. I know that Hayes Property is looking to convert the building at Lawrence and Ravenswood, northeast corner, into 122 apartments.
    I know that many on Wolcott and Argyl like or don't mind the 157 units built behind Mariano's but when I went over there to ' engage' the neighbors about the parking and density most told me they did not like it with 2 couples seperately telling they had to park their cars 3 or 4 blocks away from their residences.I did not know the 157 unit development was going to charge their tenants for a parking space, I do not think the Ward office or Alderman did either, for it is hard to call some studio unit or 1 bedroom apartment affordable and charge the young resident another $150 or 200 to park. What then makes that development affordable, parking on the street in an already very dense neighborhood? What is the Alderman's big picture view of the neighborhood?. The Area? The Ward?

10 hours ago

The ‘Greenest House’ In Andersonville Meets Its Fate

A couple weeks ago we reported on the story about the ‘greenest house’ in Andersonville and the approval of the permits needed to tear down the home. It quickly became one our biggest stories of the year and earned many comments online in favor of demolition and others in support of the structure to remain […]

11 hours ago

Empty 1 & 2 liters

Hi all. I need 20 empty 1 and 2 liter plastic bottles for a project. I'll come to you! Thank you!

4 days ago

Updated 14 hours ago

Suburbanite in the city!

We are between Hollywood and a Glenwood on Ridge and would love some feedback on the area. We work early hours so are going to the car and walking dogs between 4-5am. We typically walk on Glenwood, Early and Wayne. I'm aware you need to be alert at all times no matter where you are in the city but am just curious about others general vibe with the area. Lease is up soon and we haven't been able to explore like we hoped but love our place.

  • It wasn't about you at all, sorry. For coming from the suburbs, you seem to be very realistic about the area traffic and all. If all the people coming from the burbs were as realistic as u it would be nice. Unfortunally, many suburbanites buy their cheap, crappy condo near a busy street and then want the street to go away. That area is getting a lot safer and nicer. Hope you continue to like the area :-).

  • JMG

    aww ben!

    we can't all be rough, tough michelin men like you, maybe you should get out of edgewater before we flaccid suburbanites turn it into schaumburg. you'll be happier anyway, flexing your abs somewhere gritter and more urban, like Logan Sq or uk village.

    now I'm going to call Olive Garden & Applebees and and see if we can convince them to open on Clark because what edgewater needs is more diverse dining options.

2 days ago

Updated 19 hours ago

Thanks to those who have shoveled and salted.

My geriatric bones thank you. Lots of ice out there today.

  • You are so very wrong on both counts.

  • RT Here

    Well anyways.... keep up the good work. Your life's work is a great contribution to society.

19 hours ago

You have 17 new neighbors in your followed places, including…

2 days ago

Updated 20 hours ago

Ravenswood Metra Station Opening?

Does anyone have any idea when the station is opening? I know it's about a year overdue, but I can't find any updated info with new dates.

  • Thanks everyone. One more reason to look forward to Spring!

  • Catbus Philosopher, Third-Class

    Huh. I didn't even know they planned to build another station house on the other side. I figured they were just building a station for reverse commuters.

2 days ago

Updated 21 hours ago

Bobcat snow removal at 1:30am

I woke up to the sound of a bobcat scraping snow around 1:30am in front of Trumbull on Farragut and Ashland. Would this involve a call to 311 if I wanted this to stop in the future? Don't get me wrong - I'm glad they're removing ice/snow - but in the middle of the night? And in the same place over and over again?
I took a short video of this act and uploaded it to youtube. Not sure if links work on here or not....
http://youtu.be/KltubxCc1vc

  • Walter Brody The only American flag I've seen in 60640

    There are times when our regular routines are interrupted. It is the downside of living in a big city. I'm sorry... You know what. It's all been said. I'm done.

  • Sounds like some people here need to move to the country where they don't have sidewalks.

26 hours ago

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27 hours ago

Edgewater Chamber Partners With Loyola To Bring Match.com CEO Sam Yagan To Speak

As current CEO of Match.com, Sam Yagan has brought his unique style of professional expertise to the world of love and romance. Yet he has done so much more over the last decade. In 1999, he co-founded SparkNotes, a free study guide for students which covers everything from literature and poetry to math and economics. Then in […]

2 days ago

Updated 28 hours ago

In Fine Spirits

Does anybody know why In Fine Spirits is all covered up? It looks like they are with doing some remodeling or are closed…which I find hard to believe considering how bust they always are. Any feedback?

  • They are just doing some remodeling - installing new energy-efficient windows in partnership with the eco-Andersonville Green Building Incentive Program.

  • Thats great to know…thanks!

Jan 19

Updated 29 hours ago

Recycling?

I am renting a place in Edgewater and the building does not have a Recycling container (forcing me to use the neighbors across the alley way - shhh). Does anyone know if there is a place I can call to have a recycling container dropped off at my location?

  • WC Turck writer, artist, broadcaster and activist

    Claire, thanks for that link. I live in a condo with 30 units and get heartbroken as I am loading my tub of recycling while 29 other units simple dump all of their garbage in the common bin.

    I would like to hear from more folks who have seen blue containers dumped with regular containers in the same truck, as Amy reported. I'd like to know if it is isolated or common practice and then make some noise about it.

  • Common practice. There is far more recycling waste than market to sell it in. Unfortunately, a lot of the separated recycling goes to the landfill anyway :-(

3 days ago

Updated 30 hours ago

Anyone know anything about this tag?

Anyone know anything about this tag? It was on my trash can in the alley Thursday evening. I checked the alley and did not find it anywhere else. I removed it with solvent but still did report to the city graffiti removal request site.

  • RT Here

    Scribbling your name on someone else's property is art? If you believe that, then your apathy is part of the problem.

  • George F in Ravenswood displaced New Yorker

    It doesn't matter who owns the trash can, they didn't have permission to scribble their pathetic art on it.

31 hours ago

Harver Health Insurance Counter Fraud Group: Health insurance options for ACA shoppers

Maine citizens looking to purchase health insurance on healthcare.gov now have more choices for their 2015 plans. We did a quick roundup of the 3 main players in the local health insurance field in Maine.

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. A veteran in the health insurance industry, Anthem has been around even before the launch of the Affordable Care Act website 3 years ago. In fact, it has registered over 18,000 Maine citizens as individual clients (i.e. customers who...

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Maine citizens looking to purchase health insurance on healthcare.gov now have more choices for their 2015 plans. We did a quick roundup of the 3 main players in the local health insurance field in Maine.

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. A veteran in the health insurance industry, Anthem has been around even before the launch of the Affordable Care Act website 3 years ago. In fact, it has registered over 18,000 Maine citizens as individual clients (i.e. customers who bought their own coverage instead of getting it through work benefits). Their enrolment rates is almost twice as high as their closest rival which is not surprising since they are getting corporate backing from WellPoint, one of the national health insurers with a big market share.

3 days ago

Updated 31 hours ago

Men's Ring Found at Foster & Winchester

On Jan 24th, I found a men's ring by the shopping parking lot at Foster & Winchester. If you or anyone you know recently lost a ring around that area, please message me with the details of the ring so I can return it to its rightful owner.

3 days ago

Updated 36 hours ago

Soba

Would anyone be able to recommend a restaurant that has great hot/cold soba noodles? I haven't been able to find many (any) places that offer anything other than yaki soba.

Thank you!!

  • ShogunScott Living in Lincoln Square since 1982

    Sunshine cafe IS AUTHENTIC Japanese food. Still owned by Japanese people. That is the only spot for you to get soba noodles!

  • Feihong EveryBlock developer, Lincoln Square dweller

    Da Rae Jung. It's a Korean restaurant but it's known for its cold buckwheat noodles. Supposedly, Koreans like to eat that stuff in the winter.

2 days ago

Updated 38 hours ago

Another Yelp-review headscratcher

This one isn’t about individual Yelp reviews, but rather a question as to how EB decides which Yelp reviews to put in the daily digest. Twice in the past week I’ve clicked on a cited Yelp review, only to find the most recent one having been posted months or even nearly a year ago. I click on these in the digest to see what people are saying about business establishments LATELY, and what the current state of these places are...

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This one isn’t about individual Yelp reviews, but rather a question as to how EB decides which Yelp reviews to put in the daily digest. Twice in the past week I’ve clicked on a cited Yelp review, only to find the most recent one having been posted months or even nearly a year ago. I click on these in the digest to see what people are saying about business establishments LATELY, and what the current state of these places are in order to either try them or avoid them. Is there a particular algorithm the site software uses, and if so, why does it sometimes pick old reviews to list???

(I’m sure some trolls will inevitably seize on this post as a complaint about a first-world problem, declaring it has “racist undertones,” or telling me not to pay attention to Yelp...or just see their comments in print. If you don’t have something pertinent to say.....what the hey, knock yourself out anyway).

  • I found the link that Sandy is referring to:

    http://chicago.everyblock.com/business-reviews/jan25-granville-towers-reviewed-brian-s-6644318/

    Note that the link refers to a review by a brian-s, dated Jan 25. This review does not exist on the Yelp page for the Granville Towers. I suspect this review was deleted, but the Everyblock post is a snapshot in time and doesn't update to reflect this change.

  • Sandy in EdgeGlen EdgeGlen since 1987

    What I’d also like to see on Yelp is a “reply” button (not for the business owner but for those of us consumers who want to address or disagree with a review). Even an “off-base” button option added to the “Do you think this review is....?” array. So many reviewers...

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    What I’d also like to see on Yelp is a “reply” button (not for the business owner but for those of us consumers who want to address or disagree with a review). Even an “off-base” button option added to the “Do you think this review is....?” array. So many reviewers base their opinions on their personal prejudices (like the one-star for a Catholic priory), particular dietary preferences (e.g., slamming a pastry-shop for not offering gluten-free or a burger-and-hot dog joint for not having vegan options); scathing reviews based on delivery alone for primarily-table-service restaurants when the reviewer has never deigned to set foot inside; or for prices higher than those charged by late-night-drunk-food joints. (I’ve learned to ignore deplorable grammar and spelling, since those skills are being ignored by budget-strapped science-and-math-obsessed schools, and everyone depends on flawed AutoCorrect these days). But what’s with the rash of F-bombs lately? Doesn’t sound any less obnoxious just because the other three letters are eliminated. How a review like that (the latest one-star for Calo) gets in while others that civilly address pertinent issues are “not recommended” because the reviewer hasn’t posted in awhile is beyond me. Oh, those wacky website algorithms!

Jan 19

Updated 40 hours ago

Where to Donate a never used Bowflex?

My ex left behind a brand new bowflex (workout strength thing) that I don't think was ever used. I want to donate it - maybe a police/fire/ veterans group?

I've called around - but didn't get far - if anyone has ideas feel free to let me know

  • Im so sorry!! I sent an email that im noticing never went through. After debate we cannot take it due to space. I hope it has found a home by now!!

  • HarleyGrrl Why YES! People actually DO live on Clark St!

    @gwendelnkay - nope - I hadn't made a move - although I can measure it for you - it really isn't that large - and doesn't take up that much space as it is all contained... it is taking up emotional/mind space so I want to get it gone - bah! ex's

Jan 16

Updated 42 hours ago

Beef/Sausage Sandwich??

Looking for suggestions for some local hot spots for a GOOD Italian Beef and/or Sausage sandwich.

Jan 03

Updated 42 hours ago

ALERT: suspicious guy knocking on doors

A little bit ago, a man knocked on our door on the 4900 block of N Hoyne with a story that he'd been locked out of his apartment, left his keys & $$ inside, his girlfriend is at work until 7am...tall, caucasian, blonde, smelled strongly of cigarette smoke, gray sweatpants. We have reported it to police. Said his phone was out of juice but when we offered to charge it, it showed plenty of life. We didn't let him in...

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A little bit ago, a man knocked on our door on the 4900 block of N Hoyne with a story that he'd been locked out of his apartment, left his keys & $$ inside, his girlfriend is at work until 7am...tall, caucasian, blonde, smelled strongly of cigarette smoke, gray sweatpants. We have reported it to police. Said his phone was out of juice but when we offered to charge it, it showed plenty of life. We didn't let him in but called a locksmith for him...locksmith has just called us back to say he didn't meet them at the address he indicated he lived and isn't answering the phone, so now we're pretty suspicious. Not sure what his intentions are, but something just feels wrong about his story and wanted to give folks the heads up in case he's up to no good. If you get a similar knock on your door, please alert 911 and probably best not to let him in.

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Feb 05

Updated 2 days ago

Good Handyman

Can anyone suggest a good handyman near the Rogers Park/Edgewater border?

  • Justin long Names justin, I'm handy man. Live in Rogers park

    Names justin. I live in east Rogers park and have this week free. I work for a construction company and took a little time off,but........ Now I wanna get back to work. :)

  • Ravens Yes.I can fix that.

    I think i can help. Have knowledge & tools, I live close. Call 312-890-7558

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Updated 2 days ago

Andersonville Ranks In 2015 Top Ten Hottest Neighborhoods Nationwide

Andersonville got big news this past week as it was named in the top ten hottest neighborhoods in the nation for 2015 by Redfin. Specifically, it ranked #7 nationwide and #1 for the the entire Chicago area which includes the suburbs. Redfin is one of the top five real estate search engines with an estimated […]

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