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Thanks to those who have shoveled and salted.

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

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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.

  • David Barnett Lived along Ravenswood since 1997.

    Fresh Wave works great at getting rid of smells like this. Good luck.

  • It might be sewer gas coming into unit. Either the sewer from street cracked or the one u see ur building. If it smells like poop this is Prob more like it then dead rodent. More come. During cold weather.

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Healthcare

Hi, I am a student journalist.

I'm writing a story on healthcare, specifically on how the Affordable Care Act has made the system more efficient or less efficient (for you). Obama has mandated a streamlined medical health records system using technology.

So, I'm looking specifically for a patient who HAS had difficulty or has NOT had difficulty with needing medical documents transferred from one hospital (for many reasons) to another hospital.

It this applies to you, I'd love to speak with you and share your story.

If your interview is used, it would be published on a Chicago news website.

Please contact me for more information.

Thank you!

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    EMR has put more pressure on healthcare providers, and added many more working hours to their days

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Shooting

Heard shots lots of police activity. 6000 n kenmore

  • Julia Z-N Andersonville Dog Mama

    There is a world of difference between the dirty doings of politics and gangbanging,though I see your point. Also,lay off the Southside.I'm from the south side!(go Sox) There are gangs all over the city. Very nasty and inconvenient truth until some yuppy wants to get his high on. Not all of them want to get their Priusi dirty driving to the nearest ghetto. Convenience shopping and abetting of the worst kind.

  • Alikat: If you believe someone has called you a racist never say "My best friends are black and educated"....you sort of prove their point.

    My point was the language. Casual racism exist and your "joke" was just one example found on Everyblock everyday.

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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.

  • src Glenwood Home Owner

    Not sure what kind of info you're looking for, but I'm extremely familiar with the areas you mention. I've lived in that location in the past and live not too far now.

    Yes, crime happens here (where in the city won't it happen?), but its a level I personally feel...

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    Not sure what kind of info you're looking for, but I'm extremely familiar with the areas you mention. I've lived in that location in the past and live not too far now.

    Yes, crime happens here (where in the city won't it happen?), but its a level I personally feel comfortable with. I'm on my phone or I'd find the link which shows you crime stats for any given area. You'll see that this area is toward the lower end.

    The general vibe of that area is good, but it's slowly getting gentrified.

    There is a lot of traffic noise on ridge, but my bedroom was a room or two back (when I used to live directly on ridge). That was tolerable for me.

    I've also roamed the streets of this neighborhood at all hours, including the ones you list. I've never really felt threatened.

    I've been in Chicago almost 10 years, 7 of which have been spent exclusively in the area you're talking about, so I'm happy to provide any info about anything you're looking for. :)

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stopping yellow book drop offs

any one have any idea how to stop getting these phone books? my entire building is on the opt out list for the last 10 years but every year they drop the books in front. i know some people want them, but we don't!

i have called every year to say stop, but it hasn't... any insight would be appreciated.

  • Mei

    I feel all these unsolicited mailers should be illegal. If you don't want it and didn't ask for it, they're littering! Their company taglines should be, "Here, you throw this out."

    I do use the newspaper adds to line my students' desks when we paint or do something messy, and phone books become paper mache. Also good for drying flowers. However, I will now try opting out. There's never a shortage of paper for student crafts if you pay attention

  • Our package delivery guys and mailman use the phone books to hide our packages. So far (5 years) no thefts.

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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?

  • jldoolittle West Ridge resident since 2005

    FYI - The recycling dumpsters at the east end of Warren Park at the Pratt entrance are no longer there. That leaves one recycling center on Ravenswood 1 block north of Devon in RP/WR that I know about. Does anyone know if there are others in RP/WR?

  • WC Turck writer, artist, broadcaster and activist

    That's it for the area, at Ravenswood and Devon. City officials seem ignoring the issue lately.

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Weekly Update from your Alderman – january 23, 2015

...or hand-delivered to the school by the above dates. Families Together Cooperative Nursery School, 1500 W. Elmdale, Chicago, IL 60660, 773-381-5200...

St. Gertrude’s Chuch’s Gym, 1401 W. Granville

6157 N. Clark

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5901 N. Sheridan has submitted a request to assist with their rooftop mechanical unit delivery, scheduled for this...

Tuesday, February 3 2015 8am – 12pm — Damen Student Center 2nd Floor Loyola, 6511 N Sheridan Rd

Janh Elementary 3149 N. Wolcott

All classes take place at our Studio located at 1206 W Rosedale

This week at the Edgewater Public Library (6000 N. Broadway):

Wednesday, January 28, 7pm , Lady Gregory’s at 5260 N. Clark Street

Join us this Saturday, January 24, 12noon-2:30pm, as Crew (corner of  Broadway & Lawrence) hosts their 11th Annual Chili Contest benefiting Care for Real.   For only $12 you can...

...the following service:  One free 30 minute teeth whitening session at Radiant Smiles for You, 5555 North Sheridan Rd.,  773.334.3882, www.radiantsmilesforyou.com,  email: RadiantSmilesForYou@gmail.com

5533 N. Broadway

Swedish American Museum 5211 North Clark

Broadway Armory 5917 N. Broadway

Edgewater Workbench, 1130 W. Thorndale Ave.

...navigators are available to provide free enrollment assistance at the American Indian Health Service at 4087 N. Broadway, Mondays through Fridays 8-5, Weiss Hospital on Wednesdays 10-3, and the Uptown Library...

Click here for more information Heartland Alliance offers free consultation and registration service at 4411 N. Ravenswood, and by appointment by calling Brekken at 312-995-3040.

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Community Weighs In On Trumbull School’s Fate, Findings Released

Trumbull School’s doors have been closed since the end of the last school year. The neighborhood has been concerned not only about the loss of the school but what will come of the building and who or what, will be residing in the building. On Monday, November 24, 2014, several hundred community members and neighbors met in […]

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Li'l Buds Children's Theatre Classes starting tomorrow

Winter Sessions starting tomorrow, Saturday 1/24, for ages 3-11. You can view the post in the 'Events' section for more info, visit www.lilbudstheatre.org or email lilbudstheatre@gmail.com.
We're looking forward to new sessions of Adventures in Imagination and Create-a-Play!
We're offering a special $10 drop-in rate to try out the first class which will be deducted from the session fee if you chose to enroll.

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Witnesses Say SUV Driver Purposely Ran Over Dogs On Wednesday Evening

The neighborhood it shocked and heartbroken for the dogs and their owners of a horrible incident Wednesday evening. Normally a very peaceful area, “the meadows” (which is the grassy area from Berwyn Ave. to Bryn Mawr Ave. and between the Sheridan high rises and Lake Shore Drive) was a horrific scene of brutality in which one dog […]

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Dog Killed, Others Injured After SUV Fires Shots And Swerves Into Park

A dog was killed and as many as three others injured on Wednesday evening in the park often know as “the meadows” at the 5400 block of N. Sheridan. A white SUV, possibly a Jeep, swerved into the large grassy area off Lake Shore Drive around 5:30 p.m. after firing several shots into the air. […]

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Urban Orchard Closing, May Be Replaced By Corporate Chain Chipotle

The local boutique grocer in Andersonville, Urban Orchard at 5212 N. Clark, will be closing their doors at the end of January, 2015. The small store with an adjoining cafe was founded on the belief that high quality food should be available every day. Eric Mazzone and Jim Machniak, who opened the Andersonville store in 2012, […]

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Strip Mall Could be on the Way to Former Carson's Ribs Site, New Owner Says

Michael Nortman, of Crossroads Development, bought the long-vacant property at 5970 N. Ridge Ave. for $1.15 million. Nortman also developed the new Walgreens and LA Fitness on North Broadway.

Nortman said there were no immediate plans to develop the Carson's property. But he said he expects to develop a retail strip to take advantage of heavy vehicle traffic and pedestrian traffic expected to be drawn to the area by the new Metra station coming to Peterson and Ravenswood avenues.

  • Interesting that you bring up the Round Table Sandy, the owner passed this past December.

    http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/chicagotribune/obituary.aspx?pid=173534098

  • Les M. 30 plus year resident

    @Sandy:
    You alluded to the old Town and Clountry. What a great restaurant THAT was! I had some fabulous meals there and was so sorry to see it close. Never had a bad meal there. Their bakery products were extraordinary and the place was a clean as a whistle. Was...

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    @Sandy:
    You alluded to the old Town and Clountry. What a great restaurant THAT was! I had some fabulous meals there and was so sorry to see it close. Never had a bad meal there. Their bakery products were extraordinary and the place was a clean as a whistle. Was not happy when Carsons opened, but I gradually came to enjoy going there as well. I miss Carsons a lot. Truth to tell, despite the difficult location, I think that a truly outstanding restaurant or steak house could do well there. The idea of a strip mall stinks. Any stores that would open there would have to be pretty darn special in order for anyone to go through the traffic difficulties going west and making a left turn. East-bound, of course, would not be a problem.

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Weekly Update from your Alderman – January 16, 2015

...or hand-delivered to the school by the above dates. Families Together Cooperative Nursery School, 1500 W. Elmdale, Chicago, IL 60660, 773-381-5200...

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Last week, I toured and met with the Northside Workforce Center, located at 5050 N. Broadway. This organization provides employment and workforce development assistance on a local level and is a...

Tuesday, February 3 2015 8am – 12pm — Damen Student Center 2nd Floor Loyola, 6511 N Sheridan Rd

...5:00 pm, and Thurs., 3:30-5:00 pm.  The location is Bezazian Library, 1226 W. Ainslie, 1 block S. of the Argyle el-stop, just west of the Car Wash.  Contact...

This week at the Edgewater Public Library (6000 N. Broadway):

Wednesday, January 28, 7pm , Lady Gregory’s at 5260 N. Clark Street

...coats (all sizes needed), boots, sweaters, socks, scarves, hats and mittens at Care for Real, 5339 North Sheridan Rd., Mon.-Fri 9:00am-3:45pm and Saturdays, 9:00am-1:00pm.  Contact Lyle at...

5533 N. Broadway

Swedish American Museum 5211 North Clark

Edgewater Workbench, 1130 W. Thorndale Ave.

Broadway Armory 5917 N. Broadway

...or have expired insurance by then.  Heartland Alliance offers free consultation and registration service at 4411 N. Ravenswood, and by appointment by calling Brekken at 312-995-3040.Click here for more information...

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Weekly Update from your Alderman – January 9, 2015

...at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, northwest corner of Elmdale and Greenview. The agenda includes nomination of new SPAC president, status of Chicago Park District plans for...

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Finally, this weekend is St. Andrew’s annual Winter Food Fest taking place at 5649 N. Sheridan Road. Their festivals are known for their delicious Greek delicacies: authentic Grecian Chicken,  Mousaka (Vegetarian lasagna...

This past Monday, January 5, 2015, there was a shooting on the 5900 block of N. Kenmore. A 27-year old male was wounded in the abdomen and thigh, and an 18...

Furama Restaurant (4936 N. Broadway)

Please stop by the 48th Ward office (5533 N. Broadway) to see the artwork of local artists.  This month we welcome the colorful paintings of Shehla Ahmed that will be on display during January and continuing through February.

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This week at the Edgewater Public Library (6000 N. Broadway)

...coats (all sizes needed), boots, sweaters, socks, scarves, hats and mittens at Care for Real, 5339 North Sheridan Rd., Mon.-Fri 9:00am-3:45pm and Saturdays, 9:00am-1:00pm.  Contact Lyle at...

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