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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.

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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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Boutique rental building in heart of Lincoln Park

The building's lobby at 558 Webster Ave. is contemporary in design and equipped with a security system that can be connected to a TV or cellphone.

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Boutique rental building in heart of Lincoln Park

The building's lobby at 558 Webster Ave. is contemporary in design and equipped with a security system that can be connected to a TV or cellphone.

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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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Cabaret Kicks Off New Series at Victory Gardens - Mon July 28

Mon, Jul 28, 2014 7:30 PM

New "Musical Mondays" series of cabaret will kick off on Monday July 28 at 7:30 PM. This is the first of four planned events. Come out and support our neighborhood and Victory Gardens for giving a new home to "sophisticated, jazz-tinged interpretations of hyper-literate songwriting" (ref Howard Reich Chicago Tribune jazz critic).
http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/columnists/reich/ct-jazz-cabaret-series-20140723,0,5391202.column

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Altruistic Monkey Business

Gemini Bistro 2075 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago (773) 525-2522Website

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Tour the new luxury apartments at Webster Square in Lincoln Park

Webster Square boasts a top-tier location at 558 W Webster Ave, steps from the best of everything in Lincoln Park.

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Webster House apartments, 2150 N Lincoln Park West, Lincoln Park

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