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Ravenswood School

I'm a teacher at Ravenswood School looking to get support with getting a computer for my special education students to use. Any help would be greatly appreciated. The code inspire when used at checkout will have DonorsChoose match any donations given but only for the next 6 days. Please help if you can. http://www.donorschoose.org/project/chrome-drives-our-writing/1293017/?challenged=314417

  • Nancy McGarry Eager to learn about the neighborhood

    That's a shame. . Special Ed kids are bused in from all different area's aren't they? I am happy people are helping you. ..I am a parent of a special Ed child also, so I know how important it is to have the proper learning tools.

  • SBloom architect, dad and a half, 25 years north side

    We donated to this worthy cause, but forgot to enter the code word "inspire". Is their any way to still get this matched? Only $46 to go!

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34 hours ago

Updated 7 hours ago

I found a wallet

I found a wallet on Friday, August 29 around 4:00pm at the corner of Sunnyside and Ravenswood. There is no ID in the wallet, but if you can describe the wallet and its contents I will return it to you.

  • Leather brown wallet pictures of nephew and godndaughter social security card and ventra cwrd and jewels card

  • Michelle- if it was you that came into le cafe the other day, I have passed on your son's info to this person. I haven't heard back.

34 hours ago

Updated 11 hours ago

Slow Internent = Net Neutrality Issue?

Just curious if anyone else in the area has been experiencing substantial slow downs in internet access? I have Comcast Broadband and a Linksys wifi router, and over the past 2-3 weeks, during peak periods i.e. late afternoon and early evenings, we experience major slow downs in web page loading, and streaming video or music pretty much does not work due to slow loading. Late at night or if we switch to data plan instead of wifi things are fine. Just trying to figure out if this is a router problem, a comcast problem (don't think so) or just what all the talk about net neutrality was about. Thanks!

  • Thanks for all the comments. I tried connecting the roku directly to the wifi router and streaming was fine so it does appear to be the wifi router issue for me. Time to upgrade I guess.

  • Definitely change the channel on your wifi router/modem. I was having this problem a while back with the devices that connected by wifi. I changed the channel from automatic to a specific channel (tried a few different channels) and the problems were gone.
    to access the router most are set...

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    Definitely change the channel on your wifi router/modem. I was having this problem a while back with the devices that connected by wifi. I changed the channel from automatic to a specific channel (tried a few different channels) and the problems were gone.
    to access the router most are set at this address http://192.168.1.1

    You might find it password protected. Most can be accessed with the username: admin and the password: password
    Go to wifi settings and change the channel from auto to something else.

    Here is a website that explains a bit on how to that better than I can-
    http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/21132/change-your-wi-fi-router-channel-to-optimize-your-wireless-signal/

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  • New Books for New Readers

    Ms. Eaton is asking for $254.58:
    My students need a variety of complex fiction and informational texts in order to help them be successful with the Common Core State Standards.
    Courtenay Language Arts Academy Comment

3 days ago

Updated 22 hours ago

EVERYTHING MUST GO. Vintage furniture + Misc. Household Items

Moving on Sunday. Must pick up by tomorrow evening. All prices are reasonably negotiable.
Iron Desk - $75
Tall Black Shelving Units - $75
Fish Tank - $10
Vintage Tabletop - $75
Vintage table and chairs, minor damage - $60
Gold leaf frame with glass - $15

Also, several decorative and household items, hard and soft cover books. All practically new. Name your price when you come by!

  • Did you sell that desk?

  • Mary OKeefe New to the area. Just trying to learn all that I n

    Not yet! But I did move. Send me an email through the Site or text me if interested. 845 - 282 - 3631
    Only 10 minutes away.

4 days ago

Updated 27 hours ago

Metal scrap place?

Hi Neighbors! Does anyone know of a junk collector or metal scrap place that would take my portable dishwasher (that it seems is too expensive to fix)? I would like to get some money for it...

  • SpamAlert Spamophobic

    Dawn to dusk, it seems! If you're out doing yard work or such, keep an eye out. Or just pull up a chair near the alley and read a book and wait. It won't be long. Hola señor!

  • Neighborly1~ Values community.

    Robin, also thank you for the links and ideas for trying to fix it myself. It is an unusual brand and I have only found one place that will try to fix it - ABT- and it will be $$$. I will check the links you posted.

3 days ago

Updated 31 hours ago

Missing cat

Our beloved Sambo was last seen on Aug 27 in Ravenswood. Sambo has long black fur, both sets of claws and a chipped right canine tooth. He usually wears a collar but he is currently not wearing it. Please call 312.498.7638 with any information. Thank you!

  • Scooter's Mom Buena Park resident

    I'm so glad you've been reunited. Another neighbor is still looking for her cat - Katie is looking for Jaden last seen on Margate Terrace. Would you mind let us know how you got Sambo back home? Perhaps you have some good advice. Thanks!

  • I posted on Craigslist on Friday morning and the person who returned him saw the posting that same day. The person who picked Sambo up took Sambo home with him and he lived about 20 minutes north of us. That's the scary part if the cat is found by someone...

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    I posted on Craigslist on Friday morning and the person who returned him saw the posting that same day. The person who picked Sambo up took Sambo home with him and he lived about 20 minutes north of us. That's the scary part if the cat is found by someone and they take the cat out of their neighborhood. Our cat is a roamer and unfortunately his collar had come off and the person who picked him up thought he was lost. Also post on Facebook/lostcatsofIllinois. They have quite a few success stories. Hoping your neighbor finds their cat also! Tell her to look at Craigslist to see if someone posted that they found her cat.

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43 hours ago

  • Fairy Tale Fanatics!

    Ms. Eaton is asking for $234.32:
    My students need a variety of classic fairy tales to be used for independent reading.
    Courtenay Language Arts Academy Comment

6 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Burglary on Leland Ave. next to Damen Brown Line Stop

Our house, 2027 W. Leland Ave., was burglarized yesterday while my wife and I were at work. The burglars appear to have come through our back gate, which opens onto the alley underneath the El tracks right at the western end of the Damen brown line stop. We suspect they left through the front door. They took our TV, 3 laptops, other electronics, and other miscellaneous stuff. It happened sometime between 7:40 a.m. and 5:50 p.m. We are just west...

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Our house, 2027 W. Leland Ave., was burglarized yesterday while my wife and I were at work. The burglars appear to have come through our back gate, which opens onto the alley underneath the El tracks right at the western end of the Damen brown line stop. We suspect they left through the front door. They took our TV, 3 laptops, other electronics, and other miscellaneous stuff. It happened sometime between 7:40 a.m. and 5:50 p.m. We are just west of Damen Ave. on Leland -- the fourth house on the south side of the street. If you saw anything suspicious around our house or on our street yesterday, we'd very much appreciate it if you'd reply to this thread.

Thanks in advance.

Sincerely,
Chris Wells

  • Tas mania Devil Irving and california

    @fred u have a false sense of security if you believe your mentioning of gun friendly is preventing your home from being robbed.

  • George F in Ravenswood displaced New Yorker

    I'm sorry that this happened to you. I live nearby, and have been lucky so far. This area is a prime area because most people work, and homes are left alone for hours at a time. Someone mentioned that they had their car stolen from their garage. It can be an inconvenience, but it isn't a bad idea to cut the electricity from the garage while you're gone so that someone with a device can't mimic your code to gain entry.

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Men in Yellow Vests Door-to-Door

Hi all,
Yesterday while walking past a condo building at the edge of my alley I noticed two men talking to a resident in the front, main door of the condo building. They were wearing bright yellow utility - type vests and holding clipboards with papers on them. I didn't hear what they were discussing and didn't think much of it. Until.....

Today at around 4:45pm, someone rang my buzzer. When I'm not expecting anyone, I never answer my buzzer....

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Hi all,
Yesterday while walking past a condo building at the edge of my alley I noticed two men talking to a resident in the front, main door of the condo building. They were wearing bright yellow utility - type vests and holding clipboards with papers on them. I didn't hear what they were discussing and didn't think much of it. Until.....

Today at around 4:45pm, someone rang my buzzer. When I'm not expecting anyone, I never answer my buzzer. Anyone that knows me and wants to "drop in" unannounced has my phone number, so I never answer the buzzer if I'm not certain it's someone I know.

After I didn't answer, I started to hear through the apartment walls, my neighbor's buzzers ringing. So someone was clearly trying to gain access. Well, someone in my building let this person in and through the peep hole (goodness I sound like a psycho, but I'm a female living alone and I take this stuff seriously!)

Anyway, long story short, I could hear a muffled conversation between the man and one of my neighbors. And through the peep hole I could see that it looked to be one of the same men I saw yesterday wearing the yellow vests. He then, skipped my door, but went door-to-door knocking at all the neighbors. No one else answered and he left. He didn't go to any other doors in my building.

I guess I'm just wondering if anyone else has seen this in the neighborhood recently and if it's legit, or if my instincts are correct and it's potentially individuals casing the neighborhood right before the long holiday weekend.

I live in the Montrose/Clark area. Just thought I would post and see if anyone knew more about who these guys are and if they are someone to be concerned about.

Thanks all!

2 days ago

Lost keys

I lost a set of keys (car key, bike key and 4 house keys) at the corner of Leland and Rockwell. Please let me know if you found them! ktgirlku12@yahoo.com

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Welcome new retail neighbor

Savvy Seconds and 1st's, located at 1748 W. Lawrence Avenue

www.savvysecondsand1sts.com

  • I loved her store when it was in the square! I'm happy she's still near by. Great clothes, shoes, and accessories to look through. I've sold dome items to he store, she only takes the good, name brand stuff. I can't wait to see the new space!

  • Savvy - thank you for all that you do; bringing back chick!

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Aug 25

Updated 4 days ago

Recommendations for furniture refinisher?

Hi everyone, I have an antique dining room set from my grandparents that is in dire need of refinishing. Does anyone have a recommendation on a great shop anywhere in the Chicagoland area?
Thank you!
Annie

  • Back in my city club management days we used Weber Furniture regularly to repair our chairs. Now that was in the 1970's and 80's. In those days, they picked up, delivered and always did an excellent job. However, even in those days, they were not inexpensive.

  • WAS HAPPY W WILLIAMS RESTORATION IN WESTMONT THEY WILL PICK UP AND GIVE ESTIMATE, THINK THEY MAY HAVE MOVED TO DARIEN, THEY WERE AFFORDABLE, TOO. HAVE HAD MANY PIECES DONE, MY COUSIN, TOO, VERY SATISFIED. LMK IF YOU USE THEM AND IF SO OF YOUR SATISFACTION.

6 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Any leather repair recommendations?

Hello.

I have a leather bag that I use for work every day, and the stitching on one of the handles came off. I am relatively new to the neighborhood, and don't know where a lot of things are. Do you have any recommendations for a leather shop around here that could fix the stitching? Thank you.

  • fran long time neighbor

    Wow, this is such a timely thread. I need the pocket on a jacket fixed and get some boot 'winterized'. I used to go to the fellow in Lincoln Village, but he's moved, I used a guy downtown, but aside from his prices, I'm now retired. So Mike on Wolcott, I'll try this Theodore, and Thanks so much!

  • Awesome. Thanks everyone. Went to Theodore, and am excited to get my bag back!

4 days ago

Chicago Market Info Session Saturday: Sulzer Library

Chicago Market, a brand new community-owned food co-op forming on the North Side of Chicago, will be holding an information session this Saturday, August 30 at Sulzer Library at 4455 N Lincoln Ave from 9.00 - 10.30 am.

Come learn about the co-op, meet Chicago Market Steering Committee members and current Owners, and become a Founding Owner. RSVP at http://www.chicagomarket.coop/info-session-august-30.

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Chicago Market's #1000in100 Campaign for 1,000 Owners in 100 days is booming. We now have a remarkable 387 Owners!...

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Chicago Market, a brand new community-owned food co-op forming on the North Side of Chicago, will be holding an information session this Saturday, August 30 at Sulzer Library at 4455 N Lincoln Ave from 9.00 - 10.30 am.

Come learn about the co-op, meet Chicago Market Steering Committee members and current Owners, and become a Founding Owner. RSVP at http://www.chicagomarket.coop/info-session-august-30.

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Chicago Market's #1000in100 Campaign for 1,000 Owners in 100 days is booming. We now have a remarkable 387 Owners!

For more information, see our "10 Things Everyone Wants to know about Chicago Market" at http://www.chicagomarket.coop/10_things_everybody_wants_to_know_about_chicago_market

Check out Momma Cuisine's wonderful blog post about Chicago Market here at http://mommacuisine.com/2014/08/06/chicago-market-wants-to-change-the-way-you-shop-for-groceries/

Hear our recent WBEZ interview on the Afternoon Shift with Monica Eng and Louisa Chu at https://soundcloud.com/afternoonshiftwbez/chewing-the-fat-icy-treats-desserts-and-food-co-ops

Or listen to us talk with Patti Vasquez on the Pretty Late show on WGN the other night: http://wgnradio.com/2014/08/28/8-26-14-full-show-podcast-chicago-market-co-op-state-senator-dan-kotowski-daphne-scott/

And last but NOT least: Please become a Founding Owner at www.chicagomarket.coop/join

We would like to thank the Chicago community for your ongoing support in our #1000in100 campaign to recruit 1,000 Owners in 100 days.

Best,
Greg Berlowitz
Founder, Steering Committee
Chicago Market - A Community Co-op
www.chicagomarket.coop
info@chicagomarket.coop

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Updated 5 days ago

Welles Workouts in Sept

Small group workouts (all levels) at Welles Park every Monday beginning 9/8. Please contact me for more details!

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Aug 25

Updated 5 days ago

No sign at Wolcott stop - Lawrence 81 bus route

I've noticed since the repairs have been in progress at this stop right outside Sears (going westbound) that the sign for the 81 bus has disappeared. Anyone else notice this? And I also wonder if it has been reported to CTA or whoever is in charge of replacing the street sign.

  • Melanie F. Lincoln Square Resident

    The sign is gone but the bus drivers still stop there. Knowing that they are doing major excavations of the road and sidewalks, as well as replacing the street lamps, I bet they had to temporarily remove the pole.

  • Shelly Lifelong suburbanite, now in South Lakeview.

    I just checked the CTA alerts and there was nothing there...if the bus drivers suddenly stop stopping there, write the CTA and inquire...

6 days ago

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Aug 25

Updated 6 days ago

Need someone with pickup/SUV/van to transport couple pieces of furniture

I'm moving some things from my current apartment in Lincoln Park to new place in Ravenswood. Have two people to do the heavy lifting--but they both have small cars and the dresser and bookcase won't fit in their vehicles. Someone want to make $50 to do the driving of the 2 pieces this Friday afternoon/evening? You don't have to lift at all. I'd really appreciate it if you'd share this note with any friends/college students/etc you may know. Thanks!

  • robin in WRP Tired and Cranky

    It would be less expensive to rent a van. Costco consistently has the best prices on vehicle rentals

  • I may be able to help- I have an SUV. Email me and I'll let you know. Welcome to the neighborhood!

  • I've had great luck with taskrabbit for this kind of thing, great service for outsourcing remedial / handy tasks.

Aug 24

Updated Aug 25

Recommendations for Estate Planning?

I'd be grateful for any recommendations for estate planning. My husband need to set-up the basics. Many thanks fellow Everyblockers.

Aug 25

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