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QVF Group Fraud Investigators Civil Risk Management: Fraud Investigation

Fraud is an umbrella term relating to a variety of fraudulent activities occurring within an organisation or being perpetrated against it externally. Attention must be given to the prevention, detection and investigation of all internal frauds by employees and by external third parties such as suppliers, contractors or customers.

Fraud and other economic crime can be perpetrated by an individual who may be working within the business or when staff are colluding with a person or persons operating outside the...

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Fraud is an umbrella term relating to a variety of fraudulent activities occurring within an organisation or being perpetrated against it externally. Attention must be given to the prevention, detection and investigation of all internal frauds by employees and by external third parties such as suppliers, contractors or customers.

Fraud and other economic crime can be perpetrated by an individual who may be working within the business or when staff are colluding with a person or persons operating outside the business. It may also be committed entirely by a person or persons operating externally without internal assistance.

In particular, where the integrity of senior management is suspect then this requires a thorough, professionally driven, independent examination.

Any business or individual can become a victim of fraud but robust systems and controls can prevent or minimise the risks.

Fraud can have a detrimental effect on morale within an organisation and therefore fraud risks should be assessed and addressed like any other business risk. Clear and concise fraud statements, fraud policies, fraud response plans, definition of conflicts of interest, policies regarding the acceptance of gratuities, gifts and business ethics should all be determined, documented and fully endorsed by senior management.

5 hours ago

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Monica Schulter & Patronage

Did anyone read the Inspector General's report specifically citing Monica Schulter as an illegal hire? She was hired as a staff assistant and then changed titles to protect her job. She is an example of political patronage hiring at it's worst.

  • GMH neighbor

    Monica Schulter is the daughter of former 47th ward Alderman Gene Schulter and Rosemary Schulter formerly employed by Cook County. How many Schulters do the taxpayers have to subsidize.

  • Rather them than Pawar...

3 days ago

Updated 7 hours ago

Membership Question

I have been a member of a local health club now on and off for several years. I've had the dues deducted right out of my checking account and recently had to change the account # changed because of fraudulent activity but did not update my info with the club. Is it really right/fair or legal for a club to require 30 day notice to stop membership?? They told me a would need to come into the club and stop my membership. Isn't that a little ridiculous?

  • 30 days cancelation policy is pretty much the standard for ANY membership or subscription service. Their policy is not out of the ordinary at all. If account information changes, it's the customer's responsibility to update information. If you don't formally cancel or give them correct billing info, it is perfectly legal for them to send the customer to collections. A gym is just like any other business.

  • That's pretty standard and the same thing happened to me at LSAC. You need to pay or they will send you to collections.

32 hours ago

Updated 13 hours ago

Lost Dog Wrightwood/Mango

I'm reposting from FB just in case.

"There Is a poodle color chocolate on mango and wrightwood. He Is a male and he doesnt want to come near people. He looks frightened and he does not have a collar. If you know the owner please let them know VERY URGENT!!! He will either die of cold because it Is starting to snowing or he will get ran over!!Thank you!!"

  • Thanks for posting! Was this posted on Lost Dogs Illinois? If not, you can post there as well. Hope the little guy gets rescued soon!

  • Audubon parent north center resident

    Email joshgray77@gmail.com! Looking for dog

37 hours ago

Updated 13 hours ago

Chip and Charlie need a family for Christmas

A dear friend of mine died on Thursday and I'm trying to help his family find a home for his beloved cats, Chip (black and white) and Charlie (big orange guy). Chip is around 12 and Charlie is about 5; they adore each other and it would be great if they could go to a new home together. They are both absolute sweethearts who love a good lap to sit in. Please message me if you can help. Thanks.

  • How soon do they need a new home? I would like to learn more about them but we couldn't help until after 1/1.

  • C. McGeary Roscoe Villager

    Thanks, all. My friend's sister and I have both posted on Facebook; I definitely won't post on Craigslist. Haven't reached out to any shelters yet in the hope that we can find them a loving family on our own.

    R.B.K., I think we can have some flexibility on timing. The boys have a great cat sitter who cared for them while my friend was hospitalized, and she can remain on duty a bit longer. If you email me through my profile, we can chat.

28 hours ago

Updated 13 hours ago

Shutterfly package missing

Hi neighbors - I'm missing a shutterfly package that says it was delivered today. I'm fearing they left it outside on Damen and someone stole it thinking it was something of monetary value. I live just north of the Rail between Lawrence and Leland. If anyone finds an orange shutterfly package or photobook on the sidewalk or dumpster, please contact me through EveryBlock. Thank you!!!

  • UPS is testing holding centers aka lockers around the city. You can ask that packages be sent there. I know one by the Aldi on sunnyside and Broadway and another at the staples on Wilson and clark. Even if it's not the most convenient its secure.

  • Sorry , I hope you find them. On the CVS app I uploaded pictures from my phone at home and picked them up from the store the next day. Maybe next time this would work better for you. Thieves , it's just despicable !

5 days ago

Updated 29 hours ago

New yoga studio on Damen north of Lawrence

Anyone have any info on this new spot? I just noticed it said "yoga coming soon" in the window. Thanks!

  • Ksenia Alexandra Ravenswood yuppie.

    Hey!
    I was wondering this too, so I did some digging and found a business permit. The owner's name is Gina Fitzpatrick and the name of the studio is One Key Yoga or something like that...other than that, not much.

    Alex

  • I tracked down Gina! Here is what she wrote:
    Hi Heidi!

    Yes, we are excited to say that we have a target date of !/5/15 . We will have 5 classes a day Mon-Thursday and 3 on Fri-Sun. We have lots of plans for special events which will include Reike,...

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    I tracked down Gina! Here is what she wrote:
    Hi Heidi!

    Yes, we are excited to say that we have a target date of !/5/15 . We will have 5 classes a day Mon-Thursday and 3 on Fri-Sun. We have lots of plans for special events which will include Reike, sing bowls, detox yoga and intro to yoga series. Right now we are building our website. Our Domain name is ww.onekeyyoga.com. Friend me on face book at One Key Yoga for the latest updates. Thanks for your interest. We are very excited to be a part of your community.

    Peace,

    gina

  • Ksenia Alexandra Ravenswood yuppie.

    Great investigating, Heidi!!

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More than four dozen of the best New Year's Eve events

New Years Eve Cornstravaganza The night kicks off with an open bar and buffet, followed by sketch and improv performances, a dance party, and a midnight champagne toast. Wed 12/31, 8 PM-2 AM, Cornservatory, 4210 N. Lincoln, 773-650-1331, cornservatory.org, $55, $100 per couple.

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American Football Tue 12/30, 8 PM; Wed 12/31, 9 PM, Bottom Lounge, 1375 W. Lake, 312-666-6775, bottomlounge.com.

Shemekia Copeland Wed 12/31, 7:30 and 11 PM, City Winery, 1200 W. Randolph, 312-733-9463, citywinery.com.

Karl Denson's Tiny Universe Wed 12/31, Park West, 322 W. Armitage, 773-929-5959, parkwestchicago.com.

The Good Life Wed 12/31, 9 PM, Abbey Pub, 3420 W. Grace, 773-463-5808, abbeypub.com.

Jeff the Brotherhood Wed 12/31, 9 PM, Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western, 773-276-3600, emptybottle.com.

Bob Mould, Margaret Cho Wed 12/31, 9 PM, Metro, 3730 N. Clark, 773-549-0203, metrochicago.com.

Orwells Tue 12/30, 8 PM; Wed 12/31, 10 PM, Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln, 773-525-2501, lh-st.com.

Pelican, the Life & Times Wed 12/31, 9 PM, Subterranean, 2011 W. North, 773-278-6600, subt.net.

Sun Ra Arkestra Wed 12/31, 9:30 PM, Constellation, 3111 N. Western, constellation-chicago.com.

Andrew W.K. Wed 12/31, 9:30 PM, Thalia Hall, 1227 W. 18th, 312-526-3851, thaliahallchicago.com.

The Boundary Enjoy passed bites like coconut shrimp, breaded artichoke hearts, and stuffed mushrooms along with a premium open bar, party favors, and a champagne toast. Wed 12/31, 8 PM-1 AM, the Boundary, 1932 W. Division, 773-278-1919, boundarychicago.com, $85.

...a champagne toast, and party favors. Wed 12/31, 9 PM-2 AM, the Dawson, 730 W. Grand, 312-243-8955, the-dawson.com, $80-$120...

Mercat a la Planxa Chef Cory Morris prepares a four-course, 12-dish menu inspired by the Spanish tradition of Nochevieja. The meal includes wine pairings and a midnight toast. Wed 12/31, 5 PM-midnight, Mercat a la Planxa, 638 S. Michigan, 312-765-0524, mercatchicago.com, $125.

Nellcôte A sampling of bites and drinks from Nellcôte's menu, plus a set from DJ Lani Love. Wed 12/31, 9:30 PM, Nellcôte, 833 W. Randolph, 312-432-0500, nellcoterestaurant.com, $100.

New Year's Eve Luau Two seatings are available for chef Edward Kim's ten-course Hawaiian feast featuring beverage pairings, an open tiki bar, and live calypso music. Wed 12/31, 5:30-8 PM and 8:30 PM-1 AM, Mott St, 1401 N. Ashland, 773-687-9977, mottstreetchicago.com, $85-$175.

The Publican A four-course meal from chef Brian Huston, with beer and wine pairings available for an additional $25-$55 per person. Reservations required. Wed 12/31, the Publican, 837 W. Fulton, 312-733-9555, thepublicanrestaurant.com, $65.

Ready to Dine There are three seatings for this 90s-hip-hop-inspired party with a dim sum menu including lobster dumplings, foie gras wontons, and champagne-mango pudding. Wed 12/31, 5:30, 7:30, and 9:30 PM, Fat Rice, 2957 W. Diversey, 773-661-9170, eatfatrice.com, $98 per person, sold in pairs.

...bar, specialty dishes, party favors, and a midnight toast. Wed 12/31, Roots Handmade Pizza, 1924 W. Chicago, 773-645-4949, rootspizza.com, $20-$70...

Takashi Chef Takashi Yagihashi provides a seven-course meal (with wine pairings for an additional $55-$65) and a champagne toast. Wed 12/31, 5:30 and 7 PM, Takashi, 1952 N. Damen, 773-772-6170, takashichicago.com, $100-$185.

Travelle Two prix fixe menus from chef Tim Graham and pastry chef Scott Green, an early three-course meal and a later five-course meal, both with live music and a champagne cart. Wed 12/31, 5-7:30 PM and 8-10:30 PM, Travelle, 330 N. Wabash, 312-923-7705, travellechicago.com, $95-$175.

Tête Charcuterie Enjoy the restaurant's signature charcuterie and crudo, plus an open bar, DJs, a champagne toast, and a late-night snack from the Salsa Truck. Wed 12/31, 7 PM, Tête Charcuterie, 1114 W. Randolph, 312-733-1178, tetechicago.com, $150.

Uncommon Ground Seatings for a four-course prix fixe menu are available from 5 to 10 PM, followed by a late-night buffet, open bar, and music from Uptown Shakedown. Wed 12/31, 5 PM-1 AM, Uncommon Ground, 3800 N. Clark, 773-929-3680, uncommonground.com, $55.

White & Gold New Year's Eve A four-course Mediterranean menu featuring Chilean sea bass, foie gras, and a chocolate brownie, plus live DJs, party favors, and a champagne toast. Wed 12/31, 9 PM, Fig & Olive, 104 E. Oak, $150.

The Barrelhouse Flat A two-floor party with classic cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, live jazz, and a champagne toast at midnight. Wed 12/31, Barrelhouse Flat, 2624 N. Lincoln, 773-857-0421, barrelhouseflat.com, $100-$150.

...night also features live music and whiskey shots at midnight. Wed 12/31, Big Star, 1531 N. Damen, 773-235-4039, bigstarchicago.com...

...the midnight balloon drop and confetti blast. Wed 12/31, 7 PM-4 AM, Castle, 632 N. Dearborn, 312-266-1944, castlenightclubchicago.com, $59, $89 for gold package, $159 for platinum package...

CH Distillery Count down to midnight with an array of signature cocktails and ring in the New Year at midnight with a champagne toast. Wed 12/31, 9 PM-1 AM, CH Distillery, 564 W. Randolph, 312-707-8780, chdistillery.com, $100.

The Drake The three-room party offers drinks, a buffet, hors d'oeuvres, and a balloon drop and champagne toast at midnight. Wed 12/31, 9 PM-2 AM, Drake Hotel, 140 E. Walton, 312-787-2200, thedrakehotel.com, $135.

East Room Music from the mashup maestros in Hood Internet and a champagne toast. Wed 12/31, 9 PM-2 AM, East Room, 2828 W. Medill, 773-276-9603, eastroomchicago.com, $25.

The Fifty/50 The sports bar hosts a five-hour open bar, buffet, and, of course, a champagne toast. Wed 12/31, 8 PM, the Fifty/50, 2047 W. Division, 773-489-5050, thefifty50.com, $80.

Headquarters Beercade OK Go headlines this night of video games, drinks, and a specialty menu. Wed 12/31, 8 PM-2 AM, Headquarters Beercade, 950 W. Wolfram, 773-665-5660, hqbeercade.com, $75.

Irish American Heritage Center Hors d'oeuvres, live music from Gerry Haughey and Kara Eadie, party favors, and a champagne toast. Wed 12/31, 7 PM-12:30 AM, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox, 773-282-7035, irishamhc.com, $25.

New Year's Eve Beach Party Combat the cold with tiki drinks, a performance by a surf-rock band, bites, and a midnight toast. Wed 12/31, 9:30 PM, Whistler, 2421 N. Milwaukee, 773-227-3530, whistlerchicago.com, $99.

Noon Year's Eve Party A family-friendly celebration with music, crafts, and a countdown to noon with an apple juice toast. Wed 12/31, 11 AM-1 PM, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon, 773-755-5100, naturemuseum.org, $20, $10 for children.

A WBEZ New Year's Party Live entertainment from the Doug Peck Trio and Moth StorySlam, plus specialty cocktails from mixologist Johnny Costello, hors d'oeuvres, and a dance party. Wed 12/31, 9 PM-2 AM, Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln, 773-871-3000, wbez.org, $80.

Co-Ed Prison Sluts A performance of the long-running musical revue, plus a buffet, drinks, and a champagne toast at midnight. Wed 12/31, 10 PM, Annoyance Theatre, 851 W. Belmont, 773-697-9693, annoyanceproductions.com, $40.

Improv New Year's Eve The night includes performances of improv shows Process, Gigantic, and CIC Gameday along with an open bar, hors d'oeuvres, and a champagne toast. Wed 12/31, 8 PM, CIC Theater, 1422 W. Irving Park, 773-865-7731, cictheater.com, $40, $75 per couple.

iO Theater New Year's Choose from performances of Whirled News Tonight, TJ & Dave, Improvised Shakespeare, and the Deltones along with an open bar, a buffet, a dance party, and a midnight toast. Wed 12/31, 7 PM-1 AM, iO Theater, 1501 N. Kingsbury, ioimprov.com/chicago, $100.

New Year's Eve Hullabaloo The venue's grand opening includes a cocktail hour, a performance by Kiss Kiss Cabaret, a dance party, and a champagne toast at midnight. Wed 12/31, 9 PM-2 AM, Uptown Underground, 4707 N. Broadway, uptownunderground.net, $100.

New Year's Eve Monster's Ball Guests are encouraged to dress in horrifying attire for unlimited drinks, appetizers, a zombie band, a haunted house, and a "champain" toast at midnight. Wed 12/31, 9 PM-1 AM, Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont, 773-327-5252, stage773.com, $70, $120 per couple.

...carousel handing out desserts, and fountains spouting cocktails. Wed 12/31, 9 PM, Redmoon Theater, 2120 S. Jefferson, 312-850-8440, redmoon.org, $100...

New Year's Eve Under the Gun A buffet and cocktail hour followed by performances of #trending and Comedy Against Humanity plus a dance party and midnight toast. Wed 12/31, 8 PM-2 AM, Under the Gun Theater, 956 W. Newport, 773-270-3440, undertheguntheater.com, $50.

New Year's Hangover Stand Up Marathon A stacked lineup of local comics including Ali Clayton, Kellye Howard, Mike Lebovitz, and more. Thu 1/1, 6 PM, ComedySportz Theatre, 929 W. Belmont, 773-549-8080 or 312-559-1212, comedysportzchicago.com, $15.

New Year's Psychic Eve A performance by mentalist Sidney Friedman, with party favors and a midnight champagne toast. Wed 12/31, 10:30 PM, Davenport's Piano Bar & Cabaret, 1383 N. Milwaukee, 773-278-1830, davenportspianobar.com, $30 plus two-drink minimum.

Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind: New Year's Eve Beer, wine, and hors d'oeuvres before the Neo-Futurists' signature show, plus a champagne or cider toast at midnight. Wed 12/31, 9:30 PM, Neo-Futurarium, 5153 N. Ashland, 773-275-5255, neofuturists.org, $20.

With Love From the Black Ensemble Theater A performance by the stars of At Last: A Tribute to Etta James, along with food, dancing, and lots of champagne. Wed 12/31, 8 PM-1 AM, Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center, 4450 N. Clark, 773-769-4451, blackensembletheater.org, $125, $200 for couples. 

The neon-lit bar at Lawrence and Broadway, now a legendary jazz club, has been around for 107 years—and has more stories than any tavern in town. Here are a few from the past three decades.

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Peoples Gas Signage Added After Cars Parked

At 9:30 am, I witnessed People Gas add signs to the trees in front of our business showing no parking from today (12/17) beginning at 7 am until 4 pm and ending on 12/31. Thanks for the notice, but the cars that have been parked there already better not get tickets since they just put the signs up and the cars were there earlier. I don't know the owners of these cars or I would give them a heads up. Just not right.

  • When they did similar utility work on Addison last month (for the Wrigley project), they put a paper sign on the fence where each car was, giving the address (a block away) where it had been towed to. No tickets, no charges.

  • They did this to me this summer. They put up a sign in front of my parked car about an hour before they came and towed it.

    They towed my car from Aldine all the way up to Montrose Beach (not long after the shooting up there and the "riot")....

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    They did this to me this summer. They put up a sign in front of my parked car about an hour before they came and towed it.

    They towed my car from Aldine all the way up to Montrose Beach (not long after the shooting up there and the "riot"). I had to drag my kids up there on the bus to get it back. To make matters worse, they gave me a ticket it. I disputed it by mail and they dismissed the ticket. I didn't so much mind them moving my car (just wish it would have been in the neighborhood). What bugged me was the ticket.

Dec 11

Updated 2 days ago

Ilegal fire plug parking

We have a off duty Chicago cop who uses the fire plug spot as his private parking for the past 4 months NEVER GETS A TICKET like anyone else !!!!! serve and protect each other !! on the 2700 w, Gigddings block Alderman said 2 months ago it will be solved
never happened!

  • Johnson K. I live in Chicago

    It's not just the parking violation, it's the sense of entitlement (with our tax dollars) that I think people are reacting to.

  • Yes @Johnson K....Entitlement is the word. As a law abiding citizen, it really chaps my hide when I see cops take advantage. Just the other day I had to wait in my car behind a cop who was double parked to have a conversation with another cop sitting in a...

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    Yes @Johnson K....Entitlement is the word. As a law abiding citizen, it really chaps my hide when I see cops take advantage. Just the other day I had to wait in my car behind a cop who was double parked to have a conversation with another cop sitting in a parked car (illegally parked). I waited, and waited, and waited. His chit chat is so much more important than me picking up my daughter from school. His chit chat is so much more important than the line of cars sitting behind me causing a traffic jam. Does his badge entitle him to break rules that he is paid to enforce? Apparently.

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Oct 11

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Handyman

I'm looking for a good handyman. Anyone have recommendations?? Thank you!

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    Obviously I went to Plan C when he didn't respond to my message. I guess it's feast or famine sometimes.

  • I just used Scott - 312 399-8727 - Best Priced Handyman services and he is great. Highly recommend. Did all sorts of odds and ends for me.

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Oct 29

Updated 3 days ago

"Neighbor" in Distress

Guy rang our bell around 10 pm, introduced himself as our neighbor, and launched into a story, which boiled down to the fact that he couldn't get into his apartment on Oakley just north of Irving Park. Asked if there was a Home Depot nearby - then asked for a ride (didn't get one). Then asked for a ladder (didn't have one). Then asked if there were any police or firemen on the block (I told him there were, but...

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Guy rang our bell around 10 pm, introduced himself as our neighbor, and launched into a story, which boiled down to the fact that he couldn't get into his apartment on Oakley just north of Irving Park. Asked if there was a Home Depot nearby - then asked for a ride (didn't get one). Then asked for a ladder (didn't have one). Then asked if there were any police or firemen on the block (I told him there were, but didn't know their houses). Then, finally, asked for cab fare (also denied).

I guess there's a chance this guy was on the up-and-up and having a really bad night, but this rings all kinds of warning bells for me. Anyone else encounter him?

  • CJL ...

    Not *quite* related, but the "Lambs' Farm" scammer(s) are out again collecting "donations" (in connection with Tribune "subscriptions").

    Remember--Lambs Farm does not actually do door to door fundraising. See: http://edgevillebuzz.com/news/beware-of-scam

  • Jiggled your door handle? Hmmmm sounds like an innocent situation unless the opportunity presents itself.

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Aggressive driver in the neighbourhood threatening to beat people up...

Watch out for a mid 90's black 4 door Civic with a early 30's short blond haired caucasian who wears a pork pie hat. He threatened to beat up a resident in the neighbourhood because they gave him a thumbs up after he skidded to a stop almost hitting them while they were in the crosswalk.

  • Phil L. property owner/lincoln square

    A big BRAVO to you Dave for being a responsible cyclists, I do wish there where more of you.

    And ATG, I hear you loud and clear. I live near a school with a speed bump in front of my house; at 8:15 AM they start in a long procession...

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    A big BRAVO to you Dave for being a responsible cyclists, I do wish there where more of you.

    And ATG, I hear you loud and clear. I live near a school with a speed bump in front of my house; at 8:15 AM they start in a long procession to drop their kids off at school, speeding, hitting the bump, tail gating, talking on cell phones and tossing the trash into the street, and sliding through the stop sign. I sometimes wish I had a camera to photograph all of them.

    Happy holidays to you all.

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

    As much as I have defended cyclists, especially while cycling to work all summer, what I saw has changed my opinion of cyclists. The vast majority of cyclists stop either blocking the crosswalk or past it out in the street. Then there is the significant number of cyclist who blow...

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    As much as I have defended cyclists, especially while cycling to work all summer, what I saw has changed my opinion of cyclists. The vast majority of cyclists stop either blocking the crosswalk or past it out in the street. Then there is the significant number of cyclist who blow through stop signs or stop lights. On top of this, there is a lack of courtesy between cyclists. There are very few who alert fellow cyclists when passing. It is as if they all have become spoiled teenagers. Courtesy and rules of the road still need to be followed, but it was rare that I saw any of it this past summer.

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Programs to help foster kids in college

I just read this article NPR posted about foster kids in college who have very limited resources during the holiday. I'd like to see if I could do something like send a gift card so a student could get a meal when the cafeteria was closed. Does anyone know of any programs in Chicago like this?

http://www.npr.org/blogs/ed/2014/12/15/370952931/theres-no-place-like-a-dorm-room-for-the-holidays

  • @Jenny in Ravenswood, thank YOU for the original post. It also inspired me to donate- to a cause I didn't even know about this morning!

  • OK, this is awesome. I hope they get a huge bump from the NPR story. Thank you so much for sharing, @Jenny!

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Hass & Associates Online Reviews: Under Övervakning - Jag Spy Med Min Lilla iPhone...

Det är inte bara regeringar som snooping på sina fiender online. Allt oftare par använder smartphone apps för att spionera på varandra, och chefer är noggrant spåra förflyttningar av sina anställda. Föräldrar är kontrollera digitala aktiviteten av sina tonåriga barn och seende som de möter.

Under de senaste veckorna rapporterades det har att en av de mest sofistikerade digitala spioneri verktyg infiltrerat regeringar, företag och privatpersoner i upp till sex år. Hacka mjukvaran känt kunde som Regin, tros vara skapandet...

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Det är inte bara regeringar som snooping på sina fiender online. Allt oftare par använder smartphone apps för att spionera på varandra, och chefer är noggrant spåra förflyttningar av sina anställda. Föräldrar är kontrollera digitala aktiviteten av sina tonåriga barn och seende som de möter.

Under de senaste veckorna rapporterades det har att en av de mest sofistikerade digitala spioneri verktyg infiltrerat regeringar, företag och privatpersoner i upp till sex år. Hacka mjukvaran känt kunde som Regin, tros vara skapandet av en västra underrättelsetjänst, stjäla lösenord, fånga skärmdumpar, lyssna på telefonsamtal och även återställa raderade filer.

Verktyget hacking lämnade något gömställe för sina mål, men numera du behöver inte vara en spioneri byrå som sofistikerade som CIA att samla en anmärkningsvärd mängd personlig information.

Digital spioneri har blivit en domesticerade verksamhet med en uppsjö av "stealth apps" tillgängliga snoka på otrogen partner och anställda som bunking off på företaget tid eller passerar på företagshemligheter.

FlexiSpy, en av de mest populära apps tillgängliga, erbjuder sig att hjälpa vanliga användare att "spionera på mobiltelefoner, mobiltelefoner och surfplattor". Som blurb på webbplatsen uttrycker det: "är din fru eller make otrogen mot dig? För att din psykiska och sexuella hälsa har du rätt att få veta om din partner är att vara ansvarig."

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4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Any recommendations for post-construction cleaning service

Can anyone recommend a good, reasonable cleaning service that they've used to do a post-construction cleaning of their home? I'm interested in having my 2 flat cleaned after some major renos. Thanks in advance!

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Elliott & Associates Fraud Attorney Review: Hur fastighetsskatt beraknas

Om du äger ett hus eller någon del av fastigheter, finns chansen, du kommer att göra med fastighetsskatt vid ett tillfälle. Men om du är som de flesta människor, du tenderar att betala vad som ingår i skatteutgifterna inte veta att det kunde bli dyrt. För en snabbkurs om grunderna i hur fastighetsskatt beräknas, bara läsa på här eller gå till Elliott & Associates fastighetsskatt advokat recension.

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    Where do I send my money?

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Dec 12

Updated 4 days ago

Where are you, Santa?

I'm looking for a place/event in the neighborhood (Andersonville/Ravenswood/Lincoln Square area) to find a Santa Claus to take a photo with for a family Christmas card.

Does anybody know of an upcoming shop or event where he'll be making an appearance?

Thanks in advance for being the best, and Merry Christmas!

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Weapon Found

Email from a friend that lives on Oakley/Berteau...

"From a friend that lives on Oakley/Berteau...

Hi neighbors -
I just wanted to send an email out to my Oakley neighbors to let you know we found this loaded gun in our yard yesterday. The cops came and said they think it was probably just someone ditching it and we were the random target."

4 days ago

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Dec 14

Updated 5 days ago

Where to donate kids' gifts?

We're collecting gifts from our neighbors to give to an organization who will distribute them to needy kids. Does anyone have suggestions for a dependable grassroots/local organization?

5 days ago

SV TCL & Associates Probe Company and Associates Product Review

SV TCL and Associates manufactures some of the latest technology used in very popular products. Although the firm's name is not as popular as these products, the quality of the end-products utilizing these high-tech components owes much from the meticulous process and excellent care that go into their production.

Here are some of the products SV TCL manufactures in its many locations worldwide:

Water Level Chip Scale Package – Because of its small size and its use in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS gadgets, this product has become increasingly in demand. WLCSP, likewise, is very cost effective owing to a simplified production process which does not require a final, package test procedure as often done in other processes.

Dec 11

Updated 5 days ago

Broken Window LA Fitness

It looks
Like a gunshot hole and the whole front window is broken On Lawrence next to Mariano's.

  • JM

    This post is from Thursday last week, KillaB
    The window has been repaired

  • KillaB That girl.

    My bad. Saw it on the weekly rundown email.

Dec 12

Updated 5 days ago

Clothes will be liberated on Saturday!

An update on my clothes that were trapped at the dry cleaners (Western Cleaner at 4640 North Western Avenue )...the store was still closed last night but there is finally a sign saying they would be open from 9am to 4pm on Saturday. If your clothes are trapped, don't miss this opportunity!

  • Holly, in Lincoln Square Global Explorers Kids Director

    My dad finally got his clothes back the other day. He was lucky that he saw someone inside and knocked on the window. The lady told him that they lost their lease because rent was raised too much. They are moving the store to Skokie. It looked like she was posting a sign with her number on it so customers could reach her to make plans to pick up their clothes. Is that the number you have?

  • Sejal in Lincoln Sq Obnoxious lover of the Northside

    Thanks, Holly. That was the number we used on Saturday. Still no answer. Glad your dad got his clothes back. I hope we can get ours.

6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Accident at Irving and Bell?

NPR reported this morning an accident involving a pedestrian at Irving Park and Bell. Does anyone know anything?

  • I heard the same thing; they said car vs pedestrian. I was driving north on Western at the time. As I crossed Irving, there was no sign of emergency vehicle activity on Irving, so it must have been on Bell. There are a number of elementary schools over there and often parents and kids walking at that time of day. Hope everyone is ok.

  • I live right there. I get so annoyed at how fast some people turning off Irving drive down Bell. There are a lot of pedestrians on this block, including young kids. I hope everyone is OK.

  • CJL ...

    Really bad at dropoff and pickup with the non-walking St Bens' parents. Notwithstanding that it's mostly "their" kids walking there.

Dec 09

Updated 5 days ago

Cleaning service maid recommendations?

Hi! We're looking for a great and reliable cleaning service around Lincoln Square a couple of times a month. There are older threads on EB but many numbers are no longer working. Anyone have a great recommendation? TIA!

  • Grace Housekeeper

    I have many years of experience and many long time clients who would gladly provide referrals. I can provide you with a free estimate at your preferred date and time. Please feel free to call me 773-858-0926. Look forward to hearing from you!

  • Grace currently cleans our home in Lincoln Square. Happy to answer any questions you may have. PM me. Definitely recommend calling her. You won't regret it.

Sep 03

Updated 5 days ago

Chester is still missing

My orange tabby, Chester, is still missing. He's an 8-year old orange tabby with white markings (underbelly & paws). Last seen on August 9th near Hamilton & Argyle but after 3 weeks, he can be anywhere by now. I greatly appreciate all the calls\texts with possible sightings that I've received so far. Please continue to keep an eye out for him.

Dec 08

Updated 5 days ago

Festive bars in Lincoln Square/Ravenswood/North Center?

I have family coming in town the week of Christmas and would love to take them to a fun, festive bar in the neighborhood. What bars can anyone think of that are decked out for Christmas? I'm sure they all have lights up but I'm hoping for something maybe even over the top. And I'm asking for those areas specifically so that we can walk there. Thanks!

  • not a bar but the house on logan just east of california will blow u away with its decorations. Also stopped at the orbit room for a drink after before on 2959 california Froehliche Weichnachten. Buon Natale Merry xmas p.s second Auggies. house on logan was also mentioned on WXRT on lins bin.

  • Grafton is nice, but if your party includes children I'd avoid Red Lion, as the service is extremely slow. If they are busy, be prepared to wait an hour or more for your food. They try hard, and are very nice, but it is simply a very poorly run restaurant. Other than the fish and chips, it's all rather bland food. Marie's is a spectacle at Christmas, not to be missed.

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Dec 10

Updated 5 days ago

Dishwasher Recommendations?

We have a regular size built in dishwasher recommended by Consumer Reports and it has never been good. Now it's unbearable. No hot water, hook up or functioning issues, this thing just leaves glassware dirtier than when they go in. I've even tried washing glasses fully rinsed without any other dishes. They come out with gross stuff inside. The dishwasher is 5 years old. I can't take it anymore. Who loves their dishwasher? I hate to spend a fortune as...

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We have a regular size built in dishwasher recommended by Consumer Reports and it has never been good. Now it's unbearable. No hot water, hook up or functioning issues, this thing just leaves glassware dirtier than when they go in. I've even tried washing glasses fully rinsed without any other dishes. They come out with gross stuff inside. The dishwasher is 5 years old. I can't take it anymore. Who loves their dishwasher? I hate to spend a fortune as we will only be here for 2 more years before a job transfer but it's just awful. Has anyone tried a countertop dishwasher? I have plenty of space for one and wad thinking of using it just for glassware since our dishes seem to come out clean.....

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    You can use white vinegar instead of the rinse aid

  • John P Manufacturer Ravenswood

    It's hard water build up, buy some citric acid dishwasher cleaner, it works well.

Dec 14

Updated 6 days ago

Landscape architect / designer

Although we haven't yet hit Christmas, i'm starting to do some research for a landscape designer to so we can start work on redoing our yard at the first sign of spring. While I've done some research online, I was wondering if anyone has any recommendations of companies you've used int he past? We don't plan on doing anything over the top, but want to make the front of our city home look great, and likely replace the side half lot (~12 ft wide) that runs the full length of our home. Oh, and keeping the price reasonable would help too:) Any suggestions?

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