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Phone scam - don't be a victim

The Internal Revenue Service issued a consumer alert today providing taxpayers with additional tips to protect themselves from telephone scam artists calling and pretending to be with the IRS.
These callers may demand money or may say you have a refund due and try to trick you into sharing private information. These con artists can sound convincing when they call. They may know a lot about you, and they usually alter the caller ID to make it look like the...

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The Internal Revenue Service issued a consumer alert today providing taxpayers with additional tips to protect themselves from telephone scam artists calling and pretending to be with the IRS.
These callers may demand money or may say you have a refund due and try to trick you into sharing private information. These con artists can sound convincing when they call. They may know a lot about you, and they usually alter the caller ID to make it look like the IRS is calling. They use fake names and bogus IRS identification badge numbers. If you don't answer, they often leave an "urgent" callback request.

The IRS reminds people that they can know pretty easily when a supposed IRS caller is a fake. Here are five things the scammers often do but the IRS will not do. Any one of these five things is a tell-tale sign of a scam. The IRS will never:

1. Call you about taxes you owe without first mailing you an official notice.
2. Demand that you pay taxes without giving you the opportunity to question or appeal the amount they say you owe.
3. Require you to use a specific payment method for your taxes, such as a prepaid debit card.
4. Ask for credit or debit card numbers over the phone.
5. Threaten to bring in local police or other law-enforcement groups to have you arrested for not paying.

If you get a phone call from someone claiming to be from the IRS and asking for money, here's what you should do:
If you know you owe taxes or think you might owe, call the IRS at 1.800.829.1040. The IRS workers can help you with a payment issue.
If you know you don't owe taxes or have no reason to believe that you do, report the incident to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) at 1.800.366.4484 or at www.tigta.gov.
If you've been targeted by this scam, also contact the Federal Trade Commission and use their "FTC Complaint Assistant" at FTC.gov. Please add "IRS Telephone Scam" to the comments of your complaint.

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Taste of Polonia Questions

Does anyone know if there will be a separate entrance fee for the kids activities? I think there was one last year? If yes, any idea of the amount? Can't find any info on the event's website :(

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Get your tickets! Filament Theatre's 'Crossing Six Corners: School Days

http://www.filamenttheatre.org/calendar-event/crossing-six-corners-school-days-2/

Crossing Six Corners: School Days is the fourth in the series of Filament’s neighborhood heritage projects. Through interviews with past and current residents, archived news articles, and discussions with local historians, Filament has devised another patchwork of the historic Six Corners Shopping Districts and its surrounding neighborhoods. This installment will feature stories about going to school in the neighborhood.

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Home Daycare Has Openings

Our fantastic home daycare provider has openings. Located in Jefferson Park near Beaubien Elementary. Nicki, Sandra, and Ruth have watched our two girls for two years now, and they just love it there. Email me at kimnigro@gmail.com if you'd like more info.

  • I know you posted this a LONG time ago. But worth a shot in the dark. Do you still have contacts at that daycare? I may be looking for an infant and a toddler. Thanks.

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Found Kitten on 4900 Block of N. Kilpatrick

A very sweet and VERY chatty kitten has been coming around my house for the last few nights. She (or he) is really loving and very comfortable with people, after a brief "get to know you" stage. She's really thin and small, and I worry about her being out alone. She cries outside my door all night like she wants to come in. I'm really hoping I can find her home. Please let me know if you have any info!

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  • 1 stars out of 5: Susie's on Yelp

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  • I guess some people will oppose anything. They are acting like it is a half-way house for sexual predators and gang-bangers.

Aug 22

Jefferson Park Sunday Market

Jefferson Park Sunday Market at our usual location at a Long & Lawrence Avenues, 9:30-1:30
Music: Steven Zane
Food Truck: Meatloaf A GoGo
Now featuring two produce vendors, as well as honey, soaps, tamales and craft items like jewelry and bags.
More at http://www.jeffersonparksundaymarket.com or find us on Facebook & Twitter @JeffParkMarket

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Date Night

So rather than doing the same old "dinner and a movie" routine, I want to think outside the box for our future date nights. I figured our Everyblock community would be an awesome idea generator. So neighbors what good options for live music, comedy shows, other entertainment do we have here on the NW side? I am thinking we'll check out a performance at the Gift Theater and visit the new Sip and Paint. What else?

  • Susan Long-time Jeff Park resident

    One of the best dates my husband and I had (if you can get away overnight) was at the Fireside dinner theater in Ft. Atkinson, WI. It is about 2-1/2 hours away. They have a gourmet dinner, a little shopping, and then some of the best theater I've seen outside of downtown Chicago. Then you stay overnight (Johnson Creek is a good place). The hotel right by the property was NOT recommended the last time I went. I really like some of the suggestions above, too--they show great imagination!

  • There's always a night out bowling as well. If you feel neither of you is very good, that just adds to the fun, You're sure to have lots of laughs.

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Pot holes and streets situation

What do we have to do so Wilson st between Kilbourn and Kenton is fixed? I noticed the city did a mediocre job and covered the pot holes. On Kenneth and Wilson, we also have a big pot hole and they just put a metalic plate to cover it up. The streets in the neighborhood have been a mess since winter. I understand it was a rough winter, but its almost August already and this should have been addressed by now. Where is our Alderman???

  • On the Mayfair Library corner there is a new surface and crosswalk across Lawrence Ave., no potholes (not even those spike holes from the quickly demolished flapover pedestrian crossing signs), and new curb & gutter. The library is right next door to the offices of State Senator D'Amico, Alderman Laurino, Democratic Ward Committeeman Barnett. No actual pothole(s) prior to the resurfacing.

  • I think the stretch on Wilson Nathalia is referring to is actually Kilborn to Kenneth (the K-streets can be confusing!). That stretch of Wilson is a MESS! The patches the city put on those potholes are pathetic, like putting band-aids on gunshot wounds. That street needs to be completely repaved...

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    I think the stretch on Wilson Nathalia is referring to is actually Kilborn to Kenneth (the K-streets can be confusing!). That stretch of Wilson is a MESS! The patches the city put on those potholes are pathetic, like putting band-aids on gunshot wounds. That street needs to be completely repaved before the first snowfall. The first snow plow that hits it will tear it up so badly that it will be completely unusable.

    A related sidenote, I too would like more visibility of Alderman Laurino on Everyblock. I follow the surrounding areas closely on EB and I respect how active Alderman Arena is. It's clear that his ward is improving and I think his efforts play a huge part. Mayfair is a great neighborhood but it can be greatly improved. Whatever it is she's doing to improve it, I don't know. I hope she's as active as her counterparts and if she is, she should chime in more often to keep us informed and engaged.

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  • 2 stars out of 5: Susie's on Yelp

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Great Pre-School/Child Care Center

If you are looking for a great pre-school for your little one(s) my kids school recently released this video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afmxh-okyFg . The school is terrific!

  • Just watched your video. The place looks very nice. Come to our Irving Woods Neighborhood, part of Dunning.

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Need childcare for our 1 yo son

We live by Mayfair Park and would love to find daycare near where we live. Thanks.

  • Hi my name is Vicki and I am a nanny who lives at lawrence and cicero. You can Contact me if you still need chilcare. Thanks

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