3 days ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Thoughts on Bad Dog being Gone?

What are the thoughts on Bad Dog Tavern being shuttered?

  • They were always understaffed for lunch on that patio. Only one server for a LOT of tables on weekdays. Also, their kitchen vent clearly hadn't been cleaned for a while and there was a grease stain about 8 feet long along the exterior wall facing the patio. Just gross.

  • Botkin Kinch: the knife-blade

    I got the worst food poisoning of my life from their ahi tuna tacos. It was a very memorable experience.

47 hours ago

Updated 25 hours ago

CAPS Meeting

Hello, I live in the Ravenswood/Lincoln Square neighborhood and for homework I have to attend a CAPS meeting so I am wondering when and where will the next one it take place? Thanks!

  • MJB ASNA member

    You can also check for meetings in the 20th district which is just north of 19.

  • We have a wonderfully involved neighbor that sends out updates from all of the meetings. This was in his last email: The next CAPS meeting for Beats 1911 and 1912 is scheduled for Tuesday, March 17th (yes, St. Patrick's Day) 7:00 PM, at Kindred Hospital (2544 W Montrose Ave).

5 days ago

Updated 36 hours ago

World-class Montessori Preschool Coming Soon to Lincoln Square

Montessori Gifted Prep preschool provides a caring, comprehensive, high-quality Montessori education to children 6 weeks - 6 year old. Numerous unique services including extended hours of operation (6am - 8pm), personalized education, and ability to monitor your child during the day via internet. Come to our open house on March 28, 2015 at 10 am. We are located at 4754 N Leavitt St, Chicago, IL
RSVP at www.montessorigiftedprep.org

  • DK Living and Playing in Chicago

    I never went to preschool and have my Master's :-)

    I former Chicago mom I know moved to the suburbs purely for this reason-the schools were not good here and Private was expensive. She lived in a good neighborhood where people had high incomes yet were enrolling them in the...

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    I never went to preschool and have my Master's :-)

    I former Chicago mom I know moved to the suburbs purely for this reason-the schools were not good here and Private was expensive. She lived in a good neighborhood where people had high incomes yet were enrolling them in the Chicago Park District preschool.

    My daughter's father begs to differ-he says does she even need to go to preschool?

    Parent Magazine has an issue dedicated to all the private school options pre-k to 12 and it is a big business alright.

  • DK Living and Playing in Chicago

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Johnny Blue - now Sandunga?

Anyone know much about this switch?

  • LisaMV friendly Lincoln Square neighbor

    Although I guess June 2014 wasn't that long ago...

  • Gio V Lincoln Square - born and raised.

    I was curious to know the meaning of the new place's name, and found that Sandunga "is a traditional Mexican waltz and the unofficial anthem of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, in the state of Oaxaca." I guess now we know the theme of this new place!

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Donating magazines, any ideas?

We have several magazine subscriptions and are looking to donate many months worth rather than recycle them. Does anyone have any ideas of where we can donate them in our community?

  • Wendy Small-town living in the big city

    + 1 for Ravenswood Community Services. 1757 W. Wilson!

  • Also, the Lakeview YMCA takes donated magazines, I think.

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Please Vote!

As I head out to vote today, I want to take a moment to request that my neighbors do the same. I've seen lots of encouragement on facebook, but would like to leave the request here among members of my community rather than just among my social network.

There are plenty of great resources online for information if you have questions about where to vote or aren't sure how you want to vote. If you have questions I'm happy to answer if I'm able.

Happy Tuesday to each of you!

  • Angela Appleby I moved to the area about 2years ago. I love it

    I am looking for a online resource to inform and help me make educated choices about local politics? What are your favorites?

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Voting Issues @ Chappell

This morning, at about 7:25 a.m., my only option was a paper ballot at Chappell Elementary. None of the scan cards were working for the electronic ballot box. Did anyone else have this problem?

By the way, I was also quite disheartened - to say the least - to be the only voter in the building. If you don't vote, there's no democracy.

  • Wendy Small-town living in the big city

    Take heart, BerkeleyGirl! There was record early voting this year. And maybe it was too cold early this morning? "Much" warmer now at 22 degrees!

Feb 19

Updated 3 days ago

It's a bird, it's a plane...

...It's a plane named after a bird. Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey spotted flying over Ravenswood. Mainly used by the Marines when vertical takeoff is required. Interesting.

  • Mike from The Square Lincoln Square Circa 2004

    A lot of taxpayer money to promote Rahm.

  • poonjabi Andersonville

    Guy posts cool photo of a very interesting aircraft; neighborhood trolls emerge with nothing interesting to say.

4 days ago

Admissions Event/Open House, February 25, 9:00 to 10:30 a.m.

When you tour St. Viator you will have the opportunity to observe how our mission and values are translated into the classroom. We believe every student has the opportunity to achieve academic excellence through fun and innovative instruction, which instills a strong reading and STEM foundation and fosters a life-long love of learning. Throughout their tenure at St. Viator, our students learn to respect the uniqueness of each individual and have compassion for everyone, especially those in need of our service. These values are at the core of everything we do and we hope you agree that this creates a welcoming and exciting place for your child to learn.

Jan 18

Updated 6 days ago

Ward Redraw?

Saw signs for 40th ward re-elect for Pat Oconner on south side of Foster, specifically Winnemac and Oakley. I always thought that was 47th Ward not 40th. Did that change recently?

Feb 08

Updated Feb 17

Aldermen step up support for Amundsen

Very well attended press conference Saturday morning at Amundsen High School. Aldermen Pawar, O'Connor and Tunney announced their plan to work across ward boundaries to improve their two neighborhood high schools, Amundsen and Lake View. Great new principals at both and committed neighborhood groups that want to avoid the insanity of the Selective Enrollment High Schools. #GrowCommunity http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150207/lincoln-square/aldermen-team-up-make-neighborhood-schools-top-choice-for-families

  • Wendy Small-town living in the big city

    I toured Amundsen last Thursday and was quite impressed. Seems that the new administration is doing a lot of things right. The numbers seem to be headed in the right direction. We were there during a passing period between classes, and the atmosphere was pretty calm ... just kids trying...

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    I toured Amundsen last Thursday and was quite impressed. Seems that the new administration is doing a lot of things right. The numbers seem to be headed in the right direction. We were there during a passing period between classes, and the atmosphere was pretty calm ... just kids trying to get to their next class in time. Every student we came into contact with was pleasant and polite. The vibe was great ... it felt a lot like my small-town high school. I really encourage anyone who has questions about the neighborhood schools to go inside, take a tour and see for yourself rather than relying on outdated perceptions and neighborhood chatter.

    My daughter wasn't with me (she was in school), but she went to the open house last fall. She did not expect to like it, and in fact had convinced herself in advance that she would hate it and never consider it. Turns out she really liked Amundsen a lot, and it is now in her consideration set and I support that -- it takes off a lot of selective enrollment pressure. She really connected with some students and teachers in the science classrooms that day. It didn't hurt that she ran into lots of classmates and friends at the open house -- more and more people are starting to take a look.

  • Julie Bean heavy coffee drinker

    Northside Chris,

    Looks to me like about 80% of Amundsen's boundary is still in the 47th ward.
    Ward map: http://chicago47.org/new-ward-map/
    Amundsen boundary map: http://cps.edu/Schools/Find_a_school/Pages/SchoolLocator.aspx?Schools=609695

    So it's mostly students from Ald Pawar's ward. I don't see him giving up on the school.

Feb 17

Cathford Group Credit Inc.: Prioritering Af Deres Kunders Behov Er Deres Forretning

Cathford Group Credit Inc. roser sig af sit vellykkede løb i udlån industrien baseret på effektiv levering af deres kunders reelle behov og overgår deres forventninger. Prioritere deres klienters behov og levere, hvad de håber at nå fra selskabet såvel som i deres investeringer er målet med Cathford Group Credit Inc. Derfor har virksomheden valgt hjertet af downtown Chicago som sin base af operationer for at fremme produktive relationer, fremme effektive løsninger og giver mulighed for åben kommunikation.

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Cathford Group Credit Inc. roser sig af sit vellykkede løb i udlån industrien baseret på effektiv levering af deres kunders reelle behov og overgår deres forventninger. Prioritere deres klienters behov og levere, hvad de håber at nå fra selskabet såvel som i deres investeringer er målet med Cathford Group Credit Inc. Derfor har virksomheden valgt hjertet af downtown Chicago som sin base af operationer for at fremme produktive relationer, fremme effektive løsninger og giver mulighed for åben kommunikation.

Cathford mener, at "forretning af udlån går ud over at yde lån" og viser det i deres virksomhedernes. Virksomheden er også afhængig af sandheden om grundsætning: "Viden er magt". Virksomheden, derfor tilbyder et væld af værktøjer og retningslinjer om, hvordan at etablere kredit, tilbagebetale gæld og pension med tillid og tilfredshed.

Feb 13

Updated Feb 16

  • Richard Pryor classic:
    Q: what are the two scariest words in the English language?
    A: Yee Hah!

    Lighten up people

  • Nk

    These remarks would be funnier from a comedian, not from somebody elected to represent these same groups of people she's disparaging.

Feb 15

Updated Feb 16

Delivery

Looking for great delivery food in the hood. Would like options beside grub hub or delivery.com. Looking for local restaurants that will deliver to Belmont and Western area. Thank you so much !

Jan 29

Updated Feb 13

For the Love of Pets Fundraiser

Hi folks! I wanted to share news about an upcoming fundraiser for the Friendship Pet Food Pantry on Feb. 13. We hope you'll join us for great food and drinks and to learn more about the pantry's mission.

We're thrilled to have received support from Dolce Casa, where the event will be catered, and Begyle Brewing, who will be on hand to keep the cups filled. Orange Beautiful designed the lovely poster, and a number of local businesses have generously...

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Hi folks! I wanted to share news about an upcoming fundraiser for the Friendship Pet Food Pantry on Feb. 13. We hope you'll join us for great food and drinks and to learn more about the pantry's mission.

We're thrilled to have received support from Dolce Casa, where the event will be catered, and Begyle Brewing, who will be on hand to keep the cups filled. Orange Beautiful designed the lovely poster, and a number of local businesses have generously donated items for the raffle and silent auction. (The necklace from Hazel is amaaaazing!)

More info & tickets: http://friendshippetpantry.org/for-the-love-of-pets/

Please share with your friends and neighbors. The pantry provides dog and cat food to Chicago residents who are experiencing financial hardship. We aim to keep pets with their families, where they are loved and wanted. Thanks for reading!

Feb 06 2013

Updated Feb 13

Garbage Baskets overflowing with dog turds

Corner of Rockwell and Eastwood - what's with you people? Take your dog turds home! if the basket is already overflowing with your dogs feces, put it into the trash dumpsters at your own homes!

My God, what is wrong with you dog people?!

  • astat Welles Park Neighbor

    Streets and San are probably too busy cleaning up the junk you left in the street to 'dibs' your parking spot to empty the garbage cans... Why are dog owners even bothering to pick up after their dogs, I thought the turds melted with the snow.

  • "Dog turds" do not melt. They are made of solid mass and will show up after the snowmelt. As a dog owner I would rather have my garbage can used as a refuse to place bags rather have to clean up pets waste come spring. Everyone just needs to use common sense, obey city ordinances and quit moaning!

Feb 07

Updated Feb 12

Snow is melting.

Can we get back to traffic enforcement camera's. I think "DIBS" & SHOVELING are done. Or "now for something completely different". Please.

  • Frank H 71 Prodigal Northcenter native, back after 10yrs away

    Good job calling them in. Why do people have a problem with cars sitting for less than two weeks? It is quite possible that they are on vacation. Just because they did not clean up around them does not mean that they were abandoned.

  • If you're referring to me: I didn't call them in.

Feb 07

Updated Feb 10

No dibs, but they left this note.

Beware for this person in Ravenswood that thinks they own the street. It's a pretty aggressive note for a person that didn't even call 'dibs' on this parking spot.

  • My grandmother resides with me. I'm not sure if your friend will be able to have a handicapped space reserved specifically for him/ her,since your friend just visits twice a year and is not a permanent resident. You can contact the Secretary of State and pose this question.

  • stella52 long time neighbor

    I'm in my 60's, born and raised here. This Dibs thing has gotten so out of hand and truly dangerous, way beyond obscene notes. I know that back in the day, there may have been arguments, but not this cutting brake lines and slashing tires... Obviously, the buildings on most...

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    I'm in my 60's, born and raised here. This Dibs thing has gotten so out of hand and truly dangerous, way beyond obscene notes. I know that back in the day, there may have been arguments, but not this cutting brake lines and slashing tires... Obviously, the buildings on most blocks were built in a time when a car for every 4 apartments was the norm. Now, the norm is 4 cars per apartment. We know this, parking is first come first served. If you want to play the dibs game, be prepared to lose... and don't be a sore loser!

Feb 06

Updated Feb 09

Starbucks on Lincoln/Wilson???

Does anyone know what's happening here? I drove by and there's some *major* rehabbing going on inside. Are they closing this location? or just remodeling?

  • sidishus miscreant

    The one I have been in around town so far don't have urinals.

    That kinda defeats the whole purpose of "unisex" I guess...

    (Or it could be an evil capitalist plot to save property owners money by dispensing with the urinals! Maybe one of FGFM's sockpuppets has cranked all this into a spreadsheet and shown the .ppt of the potential savings around LaSalle St!)

  • SpamAlert Hates being spammed

    Hey! Let's keep that conspiracy talk quarantined in Rogers Park.

Feb 07

Updated Feb 09

This person is unclear on the concept

Given that the streets are melting ON THEIR OWN this person is pushing it just a little. Tsk.

Feb 06

Updated Feb 09

Using Philadelphia Romanian lot?

I'm having a party this weekend and parking is tight with all the snow. Anyone know if it's OK to park in the church lot as long as no services are going on? I've been trying to call the church but no one's answering and the mailbox is full. Sure would be handy, but I certainly don't want any of my guests towed...

  • Shelly Lifelong suburbanite, now in South Lakeview.

    I think there is also that parking garage on Damen...???

  • I didn't get a chance to talk to the pastor (phone was always busy and their voice mailbox was full). However, on Friday evening I met several young people who were heading into the church for an event. They said the church does not tow so, as folks have already...

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    I didn't get a chance to talk to the pastor (phone was always busy and their voice mailbox was full). However, on Friday evening I met several young people who were heading into the church for an event. They said the church does not tow so, as folks have already pointed out, it's just a question of whether there's an activity scheduled in the building. Fortunately for my guests, there was nothing going on Saturday evening, so we were able to use the lot.

    I do recognize that many have had issues with the church. I've lived across the street for 20 years and have really never had any problems. Of course, the members take up parking spots - but so would any occupied building in the space. Before this congregation moved in, the building was empty and run down, which meant gang members hanging around on the porch and sidewalks unshoveled. I found it much worse than the current situation. Sad others haven't had my positive experiences.

Feb 05

Updated Feb 08

Lincoln Square Shoveling Issue

Was in Lincoln Square and had a heck of a time maneuvering around the supposed path by the fountain. Who is responsible for maintaining this?

  • Gio V Lincoln Square - born and raised.

    It doesn't look bad at all considering the amount of snow we've received.

  • Shelly Lifelong suburbanite, now in South Lakeview.

    Contact both Pawar and Lincoln Square chamber

Feb 05

Updated Feb 05

What was going at Whipple & Lawrence today?

What was going on at Whipple & Lawrence today.. Firetrucks, an ambulance, all kinds of street workers and the channel 7 news. Whipple was closed all day..

Feb 05

Health News Micron & Associates Hong Kong Blog: Menns Helse — En Glemt Gruppe?

Hoplas Helsetips

Nylig, offentligheten har blitt bombardert med kvinners problemer som: bryst kreft (rosa bånd), hjertesykdom (rød kjole måned) og livmorhalskreft ("Ikke en mer" HPV forebygging). Menns helse er sjelden tatt i forkant; men er menn fortsatt mer sannsynlig å dø før kvinner.

For unge menn aldre 13-35, kan testikkelkreft være en killer. American Cancer Society overvåking forskning (ACSSR) rapporterer at det er 8,820 nye tilfeller av testikkelkreft årlig. Noen av risikofaktorer for utvikling av testikkelkreft er: har en undescended...

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Hoplas Helsetips

Nylig, offentligheten har blitt bombardert med kvinners problemer som: bryst kreft (rosa bånd), hjertesykdom (rød kjole måned) og livmorhalskreft ("Ikke en mer" HPV forebygging). Menns helse er sjelden tatt i forkant; men er menn fortsatt mer sannsynlig å dø før kvinner.

For unge menn aldre 13-35, kan testikkelkreft være en killer. American Cancer Society overvåking forskning (ACSSR) rapporterer at det er 8,820 nye tilfeller av testikkelkreft årlig. Noen av risikofaktorer for utvikling av testikkelkreft er: har en undescended testicle (kryptorkisme), å ha medfødte misdannelser av penis eller testiklene eller har en familie historie av testikkelkreft.

Hvis en mann har noen av disse risikofaktorene, skal han se en helse personell omsorg . En mann bør sjekke pungen hans en gang i måneden for å sikre at det er ingen uvanlige klumper, støt eller endringer i størrelse. Noen av disse tingene blir funnet, de skal rapporteres til leverandøren.

Jan 12 2012

Updated Feb 04

Alderman Pawar: MISSING IN ACTION at Crucial Community Ward Remap Meeting

Dear Alderman Pawar,

I hope you had an enjoyable, relaxing night last night, because the rest of the North Side was trying to FIGURE OUT WHAT'S GOING ON WITH THE NEW PROPOSED WARD BOUNDARIES!

THERE WERE OVER 20 NORTH SIDE ALDERMAN IN ATTENDANCE LAST NIGHT, including big names like Alderman Mell, Moreno, Fioretti, Smith, Colon, Solis, Waguespack, Cappelman, etc.....

BUT WHO WAS NOT IN ATTENDANCE.....? Alderman Pawar

Our elected "advocate" was nowhere to be found.... and as a result, the...

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Dear Alderman Pawar,

I hope you had an enjoyable, relaxing night last night, because the rest of the North Side was trying to FIGURE OUT WHAT'S GOING ON WITH THE NEW PROPOSED WARD BOUNDARIES!

THERE WERE OVER 20 NORTH SIDE ALDERMAN IN ATTENDANCE LAST NIGHT, including big names like Alderman Mell, Moreno, Fioretti, Smith, Colon, Solis, Waguespack, Cappelman, etc.....

BUT WHO WAS NOT IN ATTENDANCE.....? Alderman Pawar

Our elected "advocate" was nowhere to be found.... and as a result, the 47th ward had no elected representation at this crucial Ward remap meeting of 20+ north side Alderman and approximately 1,000 concerned citizens in this standing room only community meeting (the article said 400, but there were way more people there!).

You would think as a rookie alderman, Alderman Pawar would fight even harder to prevent the 47th ward from being "carved up" by the more senior neighboring Alderman.... but "Mr. No Show" decided this meeting wasn't important enough, and that we can "call 311" if we have a problem with our changing Ward Boundaries.

One of the largest community meetings regarding the redistricting of Chicago's Wards took place last night at DePaul University's Student Center. This meeting specifically focused on the LACK of advocacy and voice north side alderman have had in this redistricting process, and because of it, many of our traditional Wards may likely see dramatic changes if these proposed maps are selected (see tribune article).

Concerned residents of these North Side Wards were on hand to voice their opinions, and share their disdain with the current proposed maps: "That was in evidence Wednesday night, as more than 400 people, including more than 20 aldermen, turned out for the first public remap hearing at DePaul University in Lincoln Park."

Your response would be appreciated :)

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-chicago-ward-remap-0112-20120112,0,3011069.story

  • Jeff. Why put out a 3 year old posting, knowing that many people will think that it is current. A bit disingenuous, I would think. I would like to hear more about the candidate that you are supporting (in a different thread) than re-hashing 3 year old information.

  • jeff f life time neighborhood resident

    David,

    Again, when the NCNA invite was sent to me from my block club guy, the very language about NCNA members only could submit questions to candidates caused me to react due to time constaints and the pure thought that the invite may only get published to NCNA members which...

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    David,

    Again, when the NCNA invite was sent to me from my block club guy, the very language about NCNA members only could submit questions to candidates caused me to react due to time constaints and the pure thought that the invite may only get published to NCNA members which I am not, don't even live in that area. Quickest list I could get were old political threads and post to them. I, again, am not supporting Fiedler at this point. But I want the debate, the discussion, the followup questions. Again I want to know how the Uber ordinance was so good for the taxi system now in place, and beyond the techinical differences, how are cabs differnt from Uber, how will Uber revenue be collected by the city, will the city take any revenue hit by favoring Uber over cabs and, wait for it, allow a cab driver to ask that question to both candidates. That's it

Feb 02

Updated Feb 04

Shovel in hand!

I am patrolling the NE Winnemac Park sector. Comment if you need a hand. I'm new to EB so you know I will be checking the app every 2 seconds.

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

    That's what I'm talkin' about!

  • We have an emergency on our block. My neighbor's husband is away and she can't shovel. I use to be able to do it but I had a shoulder replacement so the shoulder is not ready for the hard work. She is so concerned that her walk is piled with snow. We are on the north side of Eastwood, 3000 block. Help would really be appreciated.

    Thank you

Feb 03

Updated Feb 04

Thanks for being a true neighbor!

So I have had two cars stuck in this mess and random people have come out to help without me asking. In all this mess, I just want to send a massive thank you to everyone who is helping one another! Nice to know there are true neighbors around. On a side note,this weather stinks!

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    Chicago in the winter without snow is an ugly place

  • PS Lincoln Square Donkey Kong best friend

    Oh. It's pretty ugly with snow. Especially with all the garbage in the street by people claiming spots that aren't theirs to claim.

Feb 01

Updated Feb 04

Stylists leave Shear Elegance in Lincoln Square to open Cutting Edges Beauty Studio on Irving Park

My hair stylist Elma Feriz has left Shear Elegance with two others, Iskra Nikolaeva Uzejrovic and Zoran Tomic. They are joined by makeup artist Nevena Dimitrova Uzejrovic at their new salon Cutting Edges Beauty Studio on W. Irving Park. My husband and I have been going to Elma for about 10 years and we love her. I was concerned that her customers wouldn't be able to find her so I'm posting the news here. The new salon is located at 2941 W. Irving Park. Telephone: 872-806.2559. They have a Facebook page and they are working on a website. They are open everyday except for Tuesdays. Their official opening day is tomorrow.

Feb 02

Norvell and Associates Certified Public Accountants Früh Einreichung ist Schlüssel zu verhindern Ste

Norvell and Associates Certified Public Accountants (http://www.norvellcpas.com) - Ihre 2014 Steuern möglicherweise nicht bis April fällig, aber jetzt ist die beste Zeit zur Datei, wenn Sie, dass ein Opfer von Betrug zu vermeiden möchten.

Der Internal Revenue Service (IRS) schätzt, dass es $ 5,2 Milliarden im Anmeldung Saison 2013 in betrügerische Identität Diebstahl (IDT) Rückerstattungen ausbezahlt. Es ist ein gemeinsamer Betrug wissen als steuerrelevante Identitätsdiebstahl. Kriminelle nutzen Ihren Namen und Sozialversicherungsnummer, falsche Steuererklärungen einzureichen, um Ihre Rückerstattung zu erhalten. Sie...

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Norvell and Associates Certified Public Accountants (http://www.norvellcpas.com) - Ihre 2014 Steuern möglicherweise nicht bis April fällig, aber jetzt ist die beste Zeit zur Datei, wenn Sie, dass ein Opfer von Betrug zu vermeiden möchten.

Der Internal Revenue Service (IRS) schätzt, dass es $ 5,2 Milliarden im Anmeldung Saison 2013 in betrügerische Identität Diebstahl (IDT) Rückerstattungen ausbezahlt. Es ist ein gemeinsamer Betrug wissen als steuerrelevante Identitätsdiebstahl. Kriminelle nutzen Ihren Namen und Sozialversicherungsnummer, falsche Steuererklärungen einzureichen, um Ihre Rückerstattung zu erhalten. Sie tun es früh in der Saison zu vermeiden, entdeckt zu werden, was bedeutet, dass der beste Weg, um sich zu schützen ist so bald wie möglich einreichen.

Auch wenn Sie nicht, dass eine Rückkehr erwarten, Einreichung früh schützt im Falle jemand Ihre Sozialversicherungsnummer stiehlt und sie an Ihren Arbeitgeber gibt zu vermeiden, besteuert auf verdienten Löhne kleben Ihre Rechnung mit der Steuer statt.

Die IRS arbeitet zum Beenden, wie möglichst viele False zurückgibt. Laut einem Bericht entdeckt die IRS mehr als 915.000 Identität Diebstahl Fällen im Jahr 2013. Zur Verringerung von Identitätsdiebstahl, zu Beginn dieses Jahres ist die Anzahl der Erstattungen direkt auf ein Konto eingezahlt auf drei beschränkt.
Die IRS leistet auch Opfer von Identitätsdiebstahl mit einer persönlichen Identifikationsnummer zu beweisen, wer sie sind, bei Einreichung von Steuererklärungen. Im Jahr 2014 erhöhte sich die Anzahl der PINS, die ausgestellt auf mehr als 1,2 Millionen. Das ist im Vorjahr von 770.000.

Jan 31

Updated Feb 02

Dog sitter

Looking for a in home dog sitter anybody have any recommendations

  • Andrea in Ravenswood trumpet player and dog walker

    I've been dog walking and pet-sitting in various north side neighborhoods for 18 years and have Great references and reasonable rates for staying in your home. If you're seriously interested and already have dates in mind, please message me here or send a text message to 773-339-0651 re: pet sitting. My name is Andrea with my own company A Canine's Companion, and you can check my Facebook page of the same name for reviews and service area information. Thanks for your consideration.

  • Sunflower6876 Loving life in North Center!

    I too, am an in-home dogsitter. My rates are reasonable. Message me for more details.

Feb 02

Thank You

A big Thank You to my neighbors that helped me get my car to my garage when I got stuck on Washtenaw turning into our complex. They were amazing and kind. I never would have made it home if it were not for their kindness. Thank you!!! I hope you enjoyed the game after you left me.
😃
Your Belmont Neighbor

Feb 01

Updated Feb 02

Giddings/Oakley

Just a word of warning - someone abandoned their minivan at the NW corner... From the position of the vehicle, it appears that the driver vainly attempted a right-hand turn, then gave up. They even thought to raise the wipers, so they won't freeze to the windshield.

The problem? It may be impossible to plow Giddings - or Oakley near Giddings - without first removing the minivan. Not cool, especially since the drifts in the street are at least knee-high.

Be safe, everyone!

  • BerkeleyGirl Winnemac Park

    @passworddistaco, if only! I'd like to think so, but the evidence doesn't necessarily prove that case. Perhaps the driver - like everyone else - rolled through the stop sign into the snow? It's far enough in the street that the back end of the minivan is completely blocking the sidewalk while the front bumper is just past the curb on Giddings - pretty much what amounts to "stopping" and "yielding" in our neck of the woods.

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

    No insult intended butI think "attempted a right turn in vain" would read better.

Feb 02

eReviews Dyman Associates Publishing Inc: Why Are We Obsessed With the Great American Novel?

Each week in Bookends, two writers take on questions about the world of books. This week, Cheryl Strayed and Adam Kirsch try to get to the bottom of our long-running obsession with the Great American Novel.

By Cheryl Strayed

The idea that only one person can produce a novel that speaks truth about the disparate American whole is pure hogwash.

In 1868, John William De Forest published an essay in The Nation titled “The Great American Novel.” In it, he...

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Each week in Bookends, two writers take on questions about the world of books. This week, Cheryl Strayed and Adam Kirsch try to get to the bottom of our long-running obsession with the Great American Novel.

By Cheryl Strayed

The idea that only one person can produce a novel that speaks truth about the disparate American whole is pure hogwash.

In 1868, John William De Forest published an essay in The Nation titled “The Great American Novel.” In it, he argued for the rise of fiction that more accurately reflected American society than did the grand, romantic novels of the time, whose characters he thought belonged to “the wide realm of art rather than to our nationality.” In the course of making his case, De Forest considered, then cast aside, the likes of Washington Irving, James Fenimore Cooper and Nathaniel Hawthorne before landing on Harriet Beecher Stowe.

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By Adam Kirsch

The more deeply a novel lays bare the darkness in American society and the American soul, the more likely it is to become a classic.

Early last year, the publication of Lawrence Buell’s study “The Dream of the Great American Novel” gave critics a chance to ask whether that dream is still alive. For the most part, their answer was no. The GAN, to use the acronym Buell employs (taking a cue from Henry James), represents just the kind of imperial project that contemporary criticism has learned to mistrust. What writer, after all, has the right, the cultural authority, to sum up all the diverse experiences and perspectives that can be called American in a single book? To Michael Kimmage, writing in The New Republic, the “dream of the GAN” appeared “silly and naïve and antiquated.”

Feb 01

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Jan 29

Updated Jan 31

Pediatrician

I'm looking for pediatrician recommendations for the Lincoln square/ravenswood area, but we are willing to travel outside the neighborhood for a great Dr.

  • I second Dr. Sagan! I appreciate his no nonsense approach.

  • yoohoo Northcenter resident for 20+ years

    Children's Healthcare Associates have excellent pediatricians. My only issue with their office is how big it has become over the years; however, unlike Town & Country (I've heard the exact same complaints about that practice that others have stated), you have your own pediatrician unless you go in for an...

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    Children's Healthcare Associates have excellent pediatricians. My only issue with their office is how big it has become over the years; however, unlike Town & Country (I've heard the exact same complaints about that practice that others have stated), you have your own pediatrician unless you go in for an unplanned visit. Then you will see whomever is available. Over the years we have seen all of the doctors for one thing or another and have never been disappointed by any of them. Their office is on Sheffield just north of Diversey. http://www.chapeds.com

Jan 28

Updated Jan 29

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!

  • I have at least four empty bottles available for you.

Jan 26

Updated Jan 28

Unique items for sale

I have two large chairs, ( THRONES ) custom made, black, large, & heavy.
Extensive C.D. Collection. ABBA to ZZ Top. Johnny Cash to THE CLASH. Several hundred. Very eccentric collection. Plus dog bed w/cedar floor. If interested call 312-890-76680

  • Ravens Yes.I can fix that.

    Sorry about the phone # its 312-890-7558. Large hands, small keys. Thanks

  • Ravens Yes.I can fix that.

    MJ. This is Ravens. It would be easier to use real-speak. My real speak code is 312-890-7558

Jan 27

Updated Jan 28

Rent

What is average rent for 1000 sq. ft. 1 bedroom coach house w/1car indoor parking, w/washer & drier included?

  • The Crusty Pirate Old crotchety pirate captain (retired)

    1800 would probably be the low end - average condition, average location, average proximity to public transit.

  • william V northcenter resident

    The coach house is a tricky item. But I am renewing a lease in early spring 2 br north center / lincoln sq in brick vintage excellent location, laundry, parking for 1900 -block from Welles - east of western
    I am renewing another one- a 1 bedroom in northcenter/ bell,...

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    The coach house is a tricky item. But I am renewing a lease in early spring 2 br north center / lincoln sq in brick vintage excellent location, laundry, parking for 1900 -block from Welles - east of western
    I am renewing another one- a 1 bedroom in northcenter/ bell, laundry-- no parking though
    But great location for 1350- granite, etc 850 sq ft
    I'm not seeing a ton of the 1 br going above 2 k
    at the moment -- also west of western near Lincoln square has some attractive values
    while being near western/ Rockwell brown line
    and near bike path, lincoln square, etc
    I am in this space so I am looking at prices often.

Jan 26

Updated Jan 28

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.

Sep 20 2012

Updated Jan 24

Mariano's

Does anyone know the status of the Mariano's - I heard it was supposed to go in front of the city council in early September, but nothing has been reported and the city obviously knows nothing about it. Thanks

  • CynicalPolitico Political Consultant, Geek, Policy-Wonk Wannabee

    I'm looking forward to Roots and Band of Bohemia. It's about time someone did something about Lawrence. I hope Pawar does something about Western next.

  • What do you think about moving the plans for bus rapid transit from Ashland (where they've been so contested) to Western, CynicalPolitico?

Jan 18

Updated Jan 24

Custom Dining Room table -- seeking reco

I'd like to have a dining room table made similar to the one in this picture. Any recommendations of local people or businesses that would do a great job at a reasonable price?

Jan 19

Updated Jan 23

Luella’s Southern Kitchen to Bring Down Home Good Eating to Lincoln Square

Chicago’s Lincoln Square will soon be the proud home of an exciting new Southern regional restaurant, Luella’s Southern Kitchen (4609 N. Lincoln Ave.; 773-961-8196) which will open on February 3, 2015. Luella’s will be a delight for Chicago’s many fans of Southern cuisine, who now won’t have to hop on an airplane to enjoy this iconic and varied American style of cooking.

Luella’s Southern Kitchen is the brainchild of chef/owner and Chicago native Darnell Reed who has built an impeccable...

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Chicago’s Lincoln Square will soon be the proud home of an exciting new Southern regional restaurant, Luella’s Southern Kitchen (4609 N. Lincoln Ave.; 773-961-8196) which will open on February 3, 2015. Luella’s will be a delight for Chicago’s many fans of Southern cuisine, who now won’t have to hop on an airplane to enjoy this iconic and varied American style of cooking.

Luella’s Southern Kitchen is the brainchild of chef/owner and Chicago native Darnell Reed who has built an impeccable culinary resume for the past 18 years. A graduate of Washburne Culinary Institute in Chicago, Reed began his professional career in 1997 at the Palmer House Hilton where he served as Restaurant Chef at the French Quarter and the Big Downtown. In 2005, he was promoted to Executive Sous Chef at the Embassy Suites Chicago Lakefront where he handled banquet functions for up to 700 people. In April 2007, Reed was promoted to the dual Executive Chef position at the Hilton of Oakbrook and Hilton Garden Inn of Oakbrook. In May of 2010, he accepted the Executive Sous Chef position at the Conrad Chicago Hotel and was promoted to Executive Chef in 2011.

Luella’s Southern Kitchen is named after Reed’s great-grandmother, Luella, whose delicious Southern recipes inspired him to pursue his passion for cooking as a career. Having earned his culinary stripes, he is ready to join the ranks of many of Chicago’s excellent chefs who march to their own entrepreneurial rhythm.

The restaurant is going to be casual and friendly, with a contemporary yet rustic feel and an emphasis on high quality dishes representing the many variations of regional Southern cuisine including both traditional and creative interpretations of Southern favorites from Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and the Carolinas.

Open: weekdays for lunch and dinner; Saturday and Sunday brunch and dinner until 10 pm. Ordering at counter and the food will be brought to their table. BYOB with no corkage fee.

  • BRB I love Albany Park

    You can command a higher price if your food is high quality. Gather does this pretty well. There better be gold in that little mound of fish and grits :-)

  • I can't wait! I'm from the south and am more than willing to pay a decent amount for legit Southern cuisine, as that is something Chicago has little of. The chef's background is also appealing, so I look forward to him putting a creative spin on familiar dishes. If you don't want to pay $5 for 3 delicious beignets, no one is stopping you from heading over to Cafe Selmarie for a $5 brownie:)

Jan 22

Updated Jan 23

Norvell and Associates Certified Public Accountants Expat investeringar tips 2015

Expat investeringar tips 2015

Norvell and Associates Certified Public Accountants (http://www.norvellcpas.com) - Expat investerare kanske undrar vad 2015 kommer från en ekonomisk synvinkel. Vi frågade fyra experter hur de t ror att 2015 kommer att panorera ut – och vad de tänker göra med egna investeringar i år.

Patrick Connolly, certified financial planner, Chase de Vere

"Mitt tips för 2015 är att den bästa metoden för de flesta investerare är att sprida risker genom att investera i en mängd olika...

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Expat investeringar tips 2015

Norvell and Associates Certified Public Accountants (http://www.norvellcpas.com) - Expat investerare kanske undrar vad 2015 kommer från en ekonomisk synvinkel. Vi frågade fyra experter hur de t ror att 2015 kommer att panorera ut – och vad de tänker göra med egna investeringar i år.

Patrick Connolly, certified financial planner, Chase de Vere

"Mitt tips för 2015 är att den bästa metoden för de flesta investerare är att sprida risker genom att investera i en mängd olika investeringar och tillgångsklasser. För dem som vill ta större risker, är det ofta bäst att investera i områden som är onåd. Som är fallet, kunde Europeiska aktier prestera bättre än många tror, särskilt om den Europeiska centralbanken (ECB) tar mer avgörande åtgärder för att främja europeiska ekonomierna.

"Jag har minskat riskerna 2014, flyttar några pengar på aktier och diversifiera min investeringar i andra tillgångar. Jag är att investera i högre riskområden, särskilt i mindre företag och tillväxtmarknader, genom regelbundna månatliga Premier till enskilda sparkonton (ISA) och pensioner.

"Mina rekommenderade europeiska medel inkluderar JPM Europa dynamiskt och BlackRock Europeiska dynamisk."

May 04

Updated Jan 22

iPhone screen repair

Sadly my brand new 5s took a harsh fall when the wind blew my car door wide open and sent my phone falling from the door to the ground... And my top screen is completely shattered. Verizon told me it's $150 to replace (w insurance) plus I would have to repurchase my policy! So can anyone recommend a solid, honest, reasonably priced phone repair shop preferably in the area? Thanks!!

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    My partner is on his second Casio Commado. It uses military-grade components. the previous phone was run over by a car, and not damaged at all.

  • Hey Rachel, where did you end up going? I dropped my phone this evening and then stepped on it before I realized it had fallen out, so I'm curious what your experience was!

Jan 15

Updated Jan 20

New Southern Restaurant Opening in former Mediterranean Grill location!

I am so excited to hear that "Luella's Southern Kitchen", Mississippi-style, will be opening in Lincoln Square next month! I feel like there aren't any restaurants of this type in our area and I'm excited for it's presence just around the corner from my apartment.
Catfish tacos, Lowcountry shrimp and crab boil, and vanilla bean ice cream sundae beignets are just a few things to get your appetite up for and I can't wait.

Dec 23

Updated Jan 20

New restaurant in old Mediterranean Grill spot

Saw this sign up today for Luella's Southern Kitchen. Looking forward to something new - and a non-chain! - in the neighborhood. Welcome, Luella's!

Jan 16

Updated Jan 17

The Cindy Shearin Group Real Estate Paris Properties: Top 5 Tips til Sommerhus Investeringer

Real Estate Buyers Agents Association (REBAA) formand Jacque Parker sagde mange investorer bliver offer for ferie romance og købe en ejendom på en fiks idé – som de senere fortryder.

Før du investerer i et sommerhus, foreslog Parker tænke på følgende:

1. Er du køber på toppen af markedet?

2. Har du en buffer af midler til at dække uforudsete udgifter?

3. Har du overvejet alle realistiske omkostninger?

4. Ville det være billigere at ferie-lease dig selv?

5. Hvad er historien med afskrivningen?

Læs hele artiklen her: http://thecindyshearin.blogspot.com/2015/01/top-5-tips-til-sommerhus-investeringer.html

For mere information besøg http://manhattanvillage.info/

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  • Oh, let's not be too hasty. This could be neighborhood news, as just yesterday I was also wondering about my buffer was af middling correctly.

  • SpamAlert Hates being spammed

    Heh. That's easy for YOU to say!

Jan 16

Misplaced package?

UPS delivered a package for my boyfriend to some random address (driver was confused by his address and doesn't know where he left it). Has anyone gotten a package for James Ziegenfus? Should have an address on Wolcott. Long shot but figured I'd try.

May 28

Updated Jan 14

Any word on Lincoln Lou Malnati's?

Any word on the new Lou Malnati's on Lincoln and Montrose? Demolition was quick, but seemingly nothing has happened for a couple months. Are they having permit problems perhaps?

  • CynicalPolitico Political Consultant, Geek, Policy-Wonk Wannabee

    Yes. The dog fart guy and the crazy woman on Leavitt who got up and read a speech at the second meeting. The children! What about the children!

  • Children love pizza

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