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The Top Sales and Events in Chicago This Week

Luxury home décor and gift store Kneen & Co. (399 W. Fullerton Pkwy., Suite 1E, 773-880-842, kneenandco.com) holds a sample sale this week, offering discounts of up to 50 percent. The Chicago-based store carries designers including Nymphenburg, Lobmeyr, and Hermes, which rarely go on sale.

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...participating stores in the city and suburbs offering discounts and raffle prizes. Sifu Design Studio (6054 N. Broadway, 773-271-7438, sifudesignstudio.com) in Edgewater, for example, offers 25 percent off all yarns...

Wicker Park men’s and women’s boutique Penelope’s (1913 W. Division St., 773-395-2351, shoppenelopes.com) is in the midst of a summer sale. Shop in-store or online for 25 to 65 percent off brands like Brooklyn Tailors, Sessun, and A.P.C.

Tonight through August 7, Bucktown clothing boutique Robin Richman (2108 N. Damen Ave.) hosts a global market called Fabric, Findings & Food. The bazaar features textiles by designer Lynda...

...like “Shut the front Dior” and “Wirkin for a Birkin” at Gold Coast boutique Sofia (100 E. Walton St., 312-640-0878, sofialivelovely.com) and Block 37’s Lollashop (108 State St., store.lollapalooza...

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CTA Ventura Card Question

Does anyone know the process you take to close a CTA Ventura card and get refunded the money that's been put on the card? I've contacted the CTA about this and of course no one is of help there.

  • robin in WRP Tired, very tired

    Contact Ventra at 877-669-8368

  • Randi Doeker Environmental activist

    Per their website there are no refunds. (Just like every other city where I've purchased a transit pass.) You turn off the auto-load procedure, if you have one, and then consume what is on the card. Or, like me, you put the card in your desk drawer with a collection of transit cards from other cities.

  • ...or turn off the auto-load procedure and give the card to a friend.

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What businesses do you want to see on Clark Street in Lincoln Park?

The Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce and Clark Street Special Service Area want your opinion about what businesses you'd like to see on Clark Street! Census data and national market data only paints part of the picture of, and LPCC hopes that your opinion will give a more nuanced idea of what businesses the community and visitors would like to see.

Take the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ClarkStreet2014

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1547 N Dearborn Pkwy – vintage Chicago mansion for sale

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Guy who squats in front of 7-Eleven at Clark/Belden

If you pass by the 7-Eleven on a regular basis, you've probably seen the guy in the red shirt who sits in front of the store on two stacked milk crates. He seems to have taken up residence there in the past few months-- panhandling, sleeping, or chatting with a few friends who stand around, blocking the sidewalk.

On several occasions when he wasn't there, I've seen the crates and flattened cardboard boxes sitting on the ground. Four times I...

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If you pass by the 7-Eleven on a regular basis, you've probably seen the guy in the red shirt who sits in front of the store on two stacked milk crates. He seems to have taken up residence there in the past few months-- panhandling, sleeping, or chatting with a few friends who stand around, blocking the sidewalk.

On several occasions when he wasn't there, I've seen the crates and flattened cardboard boxes sitting on the ground. Four times I disposed of them. Four times he came back with new ones.

A few times in his absence, I've seen the crates stuffed between the mailboxes on the southwest corner of Clark & Belden. Once I saw him defecating in the alley off Belden.

First: Does this bother anyone else?

Second: Aside from the defecating and the littering (leaving the crates between the mailboxes)-- things which are hard to catch in the act-- is there anything illegal about his squatting there?

  • that's nice that you've talked to him, justin and know his name. you seem like a good human. :) i'm sorry to hear that he's homeless. he probably feels safer in lincoln park than some other neighborhoods. i wonder if he has any family or if he's from chicago. anyway,...

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    that's nice that you've talked to him, justin and know his name. you seem like a good human. :) i'm sorry to hear that he's homeless. he probably feels safer in lincoln park than some other neighborhoods. i wonder if he has any family or if he's from chicago. anyway, yeah, he is always very smiley and seems to want to engage.

    i think we might be talking about 2-3 different people, though, here. i speak of the large african-american man who i have never seen sitting on the floor w/ his legs extended only ever on crates.

    the other one(s) i'm not as aware of. i don't walk by that often.

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    I don't want to feel like I have to pay a toll to get in a neighborhood store or post office.

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CTA Ventra Card Refunding

Does anyone know the process to take in order to close a CTA Ventra card and get reimbursed for the money that's left on it? I'm moving out of the city and no longer will need it. I called the CTA but never got an answer.

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Vast Majority of Palmer Square Residents Want Raised Crosswalks

...been asking the city for years to do something about drivers blowing stop signs at Belden Avenue and Lincoln Park West. Two days after a driver killed four-year-old Maya Hirsch at the location, the...

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Gaslight shines in their new location

The new Gaslight opened just a few days ago at 2450 North Clark (just north of Fullerton) and both loyal fans and soon-to-be fans will be...

...a little sneaky secret.  There are several spaces on Arlington just at the intersection of Clark and Arlington that are neither metered nor zoned.  Even better, just a block south at Fullerton you...

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Looking for Condo Associations that work with Wesley Realty

Our building is managed by Welsey Realty. One of their vendors, VanDerBosch recently recommended $6,000 worth of work on a catch basis that had been abandoned. Luckily, something felt fishy to me so I demanded a 2nd opinion from a plumber outside of Wesley's vendor list. The 2nd plumber determined the pipe wasn't in use and didn't need the work. The plumber also told me that developers typically abandon the catch basins when the gut rehab buildings.

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Our building is managed by Welsey Realty. One of their vendors, VanDerBosch recently recommended $6,000 worth of work on a catch basis that had been abandoned. Luckily, something felt fishy to me so I demanded a 2nd opinion from a plumber outside of Wesley's vendor list. The 2nd plumber determined the pipe wasn't in use and didn't need the work. The plumber also told me that developers typically abandon the catch basins when the gut rehab buildings.

In one of our board meetings, Nic our Wesley association management rep said that Wesley worked with VanderDerBosch to fix 6 - 7 catch basins a year. If you live in a gut rehab managed by Wesley and had your catch basin replaced, please make sure the line is in use or if not, you should go after Wesley and VanDerBosh for the cost paid!! Please also message me as I'm trying to find other condo owners who have had similar problems.

  • Hope, that is really weird. Our association has been managed by Wesley Realty Group for about 10 years now and we couldn't be happier. Nick is our property manager and the best we have had in many years with Wesley Realty Group. He is very knowledgeable about the IL Condo...

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    Hope, that is really weird. Our association has been managed by Wesley Realty Group for about 10 years now and we couldn't be happier. Nick is our property manager and the best we have had in many years with Wesley Realty Group. He is very knowledgeable about the IL Condo Act and meet with us onsite on a regular basis to go over the project we have. We also had meeting with him and contractors.

    Our building has several gardens units; which were getting flooded every time we had a strong storm. Several years ago, VanDerBosch installed a flood control system in an attempt to prevent flooding in these units. It worked perfectly and it is still working as of today.

    Wesley Realty Group has always been outstanding through the years. It is a small family owned company; which is far more easier to work with than any corporate out there.

    On another note, you may want to verify what your plumber told you about developer abandoning catch basins as this seems incorrect. To my understanding, the catch basins are at least meant to collect the water when raining. Then the water is draining to the city sewer system. So unless your gutters are connected directly to the sewer system of the city (which would really be an issue) then your catch basins are being used by your building to at least collect water from the gutters of your building.

  • Hope, Lakeview I live in a condo in the north Lakeview area

    Hi Jim:

    Which building do you live in? It kind of sounds like you might be from Wesley just trying to save face I have valid complaints that I can back-up with emails that prove that Nic tried to bully me into not getting a second opinion from the vendor...

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    Hi Jim:

    Which building do you live in? It kind of sounds like you might be from Wesley just trying to save face I have valid complaints that I can back-up with emails that prove that Nic tried to bully me into not getting a second opinion from the vendor of my choice. Beyond not doing his due diligence in making sure the work under my unit actually was necessary, I have yet to receive an apology from Nic nor has he thanked me for basically doing his job.

    To make matters worse, I've also come to find out that VanDerBosch recommended unnecessary work to another building Wesley manages. The work was stopped at the last minute (not sure about the details.) This should have been a HUGE red flag to Nic to take extra care to make sure our building needed the work, wouldn't you agree?

    Nic's has since been at the hub of a few other mess-ups. I'm not one to keep quiet when I've been wronged and find it my duty to spread the word as much as possible so that other's don't get taken advantage of.

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Window Washing Service?

Hi all. Does anyone have a window washing company to recommend? Needs to be able to handle exterior 3rd floor as well as interior. Much appreciated!

  • I second Above The Rest. They have done a great job for me twice.

  • so far I've checked out Bubbles and McMahon -- both had identical pricing. You can see the pricing on the McMahon website that Paula provided. Inside + outside + tracks + screens + storms + skylights -- each has a separate per window cost plus fixed cost for number of windows in your residence. Haven't yet contacted Above the Rest but plan to. Thanks again.

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