10 hours ago

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Sep 12

Updated 1 hour ago

Chalanger For Alderman Pawar???!!???

I am SO disappointed & disgusted by the so called Lawrence Avenue Street Scape!! Why don't we call it the Lawrence Avenue TRAFFIC NIGHTMARE??!!? Is ANYONE running against Alderman Pawar?? ANYONE??!!??

16 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Camera photography store nearby

Can anyone rec a store nearby or in Evanston with nice knowledgeable staff that wouldn't mind taking a look at camera to see what's wrong -- possibly help me reset digital settings or check if I somehow broke a lens when changing them out?

15 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

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.

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    Rather than a specialist for your child, why not a family doctor? We see Dr Kate Maxouris; her office is at Swedish (foster and California) and she is also on staff at St Joe's. 773-878-0825

  • RKV North Center Resident

    I second Lakeview Pediatrics. We've been going there for four years and have had wonderful experiences. Friends have said Town & Country is like a factory & you never see the same doctor twice.

Nov 25

Updated 2 hours ago

Rory Fiedler: Who's Backing Him?

Hm. So I saw that this guy filed to run against Pawar in the 47th. Is this the "Jeri's Diner Candidate" that some of the old Machine stalwarts were talking about digging up a few months ago, or just a random independent? Curious if anyone knows about his candidacy at all.

  • CynicalPolitico Political Consultant, Geek, Policy-Wonk Wannabee

    Hey Chicago Foos- how many years do I have to live in 47 before I can say from the community for the community? Or am I good because I'm a white Irish guy?

  • what does irish have to do with it? Or how long...for that matter. You're just instigating. there just needs to be more real thought about what is good for our neighborhoods. these stereotypes aren't good for anyone.

12 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Lost rings at LSAC

I'm hoping against hope that someone sees this.
I accidentally left three rings on a treadmill at LSAC on Monday evening and the LSAC lost and found doesn't have them.

One is my wedding ring, one is my engagement ring and one is the last thing that my mother gave me before she died. To say that these rings are important to me is a gross, gross understatement.

I won't ask questions, I won't call the police but if you have these rings, please reach out to me at jlhowell74@gmail.com. I cannot express how devastated I am at the loss of these.

Thanks,
Jennifer

  • Oh no:( I'm so sorry to see this. I really hope someone found them and does the right thing. Will the gym let you put up a sign somewhere? Is it possible they got knocked off somehow and could get picked up by a vacuum or someone cleaning? I'll keep fingers crossed for you.

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27 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Help Finding Foster for Special Needs Rescue Cat**

I found a lost cat on Monday evening at the intersection of Argyle and Wolcott. It is a male cat, black and white, aged 2-5 years old. He has since been neutered since being in my care, he still has claws and no microchip or collar. After taking him to Treehouse, we have discovered he is FeLV positive and I can no longer keep him in my home due to owning a cat already. I am looking for ANYONE at...

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I found a lost cat on Monday evening at the intersection of Argyle and Wolcott. It is a male cat, black and white, aged 2-5 years old. He has since been neutered since being in my care, he still has claws and no microchip or collar. After taking him to Treehouse, we have discovered he is FeLV positive and I can no longer keep him in my home due to owning a cat already. I am looking for ANYONE at all who can help in any way. I have found a suitable overnight boarding situation but otherwise, he will be sent to animal care and control and his diagnosis will result in euthanizing. I am looking for anyone who may know the owner of this cat, has any resources to find a foster, or can aid in helping to get this guy a home. Please let me know if anyone can help this guy out at all!!!!! Thank you!!!

  • FIV and FeLV are two different things. Cats who are FIV+ can live with FIV- cats and, if they coexist peacefully (i.e., don't draw blood), will not infect them. FeLV is feline leukemia, and it is highly contagious. It can be spread by very casual contact. FeLV will destroy a cat's immune system much more quickly than FIV, and FIV+ cats can live long, healthy lives.

  • Feline Friends might be able to help or at least advise. You can google them and send an email to Toni or Lisa. They'll reply to you. Thank you for trying to help this kitty!

Oct 04 2012

Updated 5 hours ago

Aldermanic Absenteeism

Shortly after being elected, Pawar clarified that he does not provide city services and went on to state that he is a “legislator”. (1) City Council meetings are very important for any legislator, but just as important are committee meetings, where legislation is crafted, debated, amended, discussed and presented to the public.

A recent study conducted by, Chicago Tonight, indicates that Pawar rarely attends committee meetings that he is assigned to, with an attendance rate of 20%. (2) Being a...

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Shortly after being elected, Pawar clarified that he does not provide city services and went on to state that he is a “legislator”. (1) City Council meetings are very important for any legislator, but just as important are committee meetings, where legislation is crafted, debated, amended, discussed and presented to the public.

A recent study conducted by, Chicago Tonight, indicates that Pawar rarely attends committee meetings that he is assigned to, with an attendance rate of 20%. (2) Being a self proclaimed legislator, Pawar knows, or should know, how important attendance at these meetings really is. Instead, when questioned about his chronic absenteeism, Pawar said that he is busy providing constituent services (2), even though he previously described the belief that alderman provide services as a “myth” (1). Other aldermen provide constituent services, all the while, still attending committee meetings.

In May of this year, Pawar was quoted as saying: It’s still a 16 hour day. I’ll be up at 5:30 or 6am, go for a run, then have some breakfast and go to work at Northwestern. After work, I’ll meet with constituents, elected officials, community groups.” (see the below posted images of “Longshot Alderman not shying away from City’s problems” from Inside Booster, authored by Pat Butler dated May 9, 2012)

So, the alderman does not provide services because he is a legislator. When asked why he is not fulfilling his duties as a legislator, he is busy providing services and has put legislating on the back burner. Maybe the real reason for the degradation of services and the abhorrent attendance record is the fact that the alderman is too busy working at Northwestern.

(1) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQk3lG0HDQA (1:22 marker)
(2) http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2012/10/03/exclusive-absentee-aldermen

  • This seems to be the modus operandi of the Fielder campaign/supporters. They've trolled every old Everyblock thread having to do anything with Pawar or the ward and have re-opened them with fresh "commentary".

  • jeff f life time neighborhood resident

    J A B A, Cynical Politico,

    You were not home at your other thread, I kept knocking on the door. JF

6 days ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Found: iPod nano or similar at LSAC

Found an iPod at LSAC on Monday night. If it is yours, send me a private message telling me some details of what I will find on the player.

45 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

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33 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Speed Cameras on Foster

I am not sure if this topic has been covered before, but I have a question about all the speed cameras, especially on Foster. Is the city equipped with cameras that record your speed on the side in which the camera is located, or can the cameras record car speeds from across the street? I have researched this a bit and found that over in the UK there are speed cameras that can record from both sides of the highway/street. But I am not sure if it's the same for the city. Does anyone know for sure?

  • Thanks all! And yes, Jen A I was referring to the one by Kedzie.

  • fran long time neighbor

    Thank you Damian R, this has been my issue all along. If you are staying within the posted limit, then you really have nothing to worry about. And if you obey the traffic light, the red light camera should not bother you!

7 hours ago

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!

28 hours ago

Updated 8 hours ago

Stop signs are not optional.

I know this is a recurring theme here on EB, but come on folks. I've watched numerous kids and parents walking to/from school nearly get hit by people coasting through intersections by Bell. It's only a matter of time before someone is seriously injured or killed.

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

    Honestly, I am looking forward to the day when we are all using automatically driven vehicles. I think that will many of the problems (speeding, unnecessary honking, not stopping for pedestrians) should be eliminated. But then measures would need to be created to control unruly cyclists and pedestrians.

    BTW, nobody deserves to get hit despite their poor habits.

  • Lynn Olejniczak Life-long Chicagoan, who loves her city.

    I'm sorry, when ever I hear about automatically driven cars I can't help but think about the Robert Heinlein short story, "The Roads Must Roll." LOL

2 days ago

Updated 10 hours ago

Cat found at Argyle & Wolcott

Black and white cat found at 1:30 AM at the intersection of Argyle and Wolcott. Aged 2-5 approximately, no collar, no chip. Sex not determined. Frostbitten nose. Still has claws. Very affectionate. Please help to find the family he/she belongs to!

  • UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who has commented and emailed in an effort to find this guy's home. I took the cat to Treehouse today to run tests since I have a cat of my own in the house and it turns out he is FeLV positive. I can no...

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    UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who has commented and emailed in an effort to find this guy's home. I took the cat to Treehouse today to run tests since I have a cat of my own in the house and it turns out he is FeLV positive. I can no longer keep him in my home and I need to find a suitable foster or place for him to go until I can hopefully find his owner, otherwise he will be surrendered to the pound and unfortunately, his diagnosis will cause him to be euthanized. If anyone knows of anyone missing a FeLV cat or anyone who can help, please let me know!!!!!!!! Thank you!!

  • BTW, if your cat is vaccinated for FeLV it will not contract the disease. You might wish to consider this before taking the stray to CCAC.

    You can contact Jewell Animal Hospital, they might verify this and also provide you with info regarding special needs shelters for cats.

    Thanks for helping this kitty.

4 days ago

Updated 11 hours ago

1142 W Irving Park Speed Camera

Is anyone else receiving suspicious tickets from this camera? I've not gotten 3 tickets from this camera over the span of 3 months. Let me tell you, I never speed through there. I always double check my speedometer before crossing onto the block that the cemetary is on. On top of that, It's almost impossible to be doing 11 over the speed limit through there on the way home from work during rush hour.

  • I believe in this location the camera is only on the north side

  • CJL ...

    "the camera is only on the north side"

    Yes, but the POV is such that it will get you if you are speeding eastbound, too.

14 hours ago

Updated 13 hours ago

Monthly parking spot needed please

Would anyone have or know of a monthly parking space for under $140 per month between Grace(3800N)-Montrose(4400N) and the Lake to Graceland Cemetery?My nephew is starting his lease in the 800 block of Cuyler next week. Posting here because I can't seem to get the Buena Park neighborhood to come up for posting. Thanks so much.

Helen

  • Teamharman Back from the sunny south

    Try the garage at Halsted Flats. It's just south of Grace on Halsted.

2 days ago

Updated 13 hours ago

Christmas Tree Disposal

Do you know the proper way to throw out a real Christmas tree? Can it be put in an alley next to the garbage/recycling cans?

My neighbor asked me this question and I'm curious what the answer is.

  • This website offers tree pick up for recycling for $15. I was under the impression that your building is fined for trees left outside in the alley. Many in my building used this service. http://dtrt-recycling.org

  • RT Here

    It's a shame to see all these folks still dumping trees in the alley.

14 hours ago

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30 hours ago

Updated 15 hours ago

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!

16 hours ago

28 hours ago

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The Cindy Shearin Group Real Estate Properties 15 tax and investment planning tips for 2015

The Cindy Shearin Group Real Estate Properties 15 Tax and Investment Planning Tips for 2015

Well, the year 2015 has just started and for the benefit of our readers we will like to share with them ‘Fifteen important tips for Tax and Investment Planning’. These tips will surely help every tax payer to save some portion of his income-tax and also proper planning for his investment. Here are these fifteen tips:

1. Cut down your tax payments

The first theme...

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The Cindy Shearin Group Real Estate Properties 15 Tax and Investment Planning Tips for 2015

Well, the year 2015 has just started and for the benefit of our readers we will like to share with them ‘Fifteen important tips for Tax and Investment Planning’. These tips will surely help every tax payer to save some portion of his income-tax and also proper planning for his investment. Here are these fifteen tips:

1. Cut down your tax payments

The first theme for the year 2015 should be to cut down all your tax payment and this is possible through two vistas. First is taking advantage of all exemptions and deduction and second is ensuring Income-tax file for every member in the family. If you are able to take care of these two vistas only then surely your year 2015 would be a wonderful year bringing lot of money for you as a result of tax planning and also making money grow for you by proper planning of investment based on the changes made by the Government relating to investment strategy in whole of year 2015.

2. Planning for elder family members

The next step in tax planning is to plan for a separate independent income-tax file of your Dada, Dadi, father and mother. This can be done through gift by you. Likewise, you can think of taking out Mediclaim Policy for your aged parents and this can help you to cut down your income-tax because you can enjoy additional deduction under section 80D amounting to Rs. 20000.

20 hours ago

eReviews Dyman Associates Publishing Inc: 'Whipping Boy' by Allen Kurzweil

When a middle-class Jewish boy from New York enrolled at a Swiss boarding school in 1971, the lessons in swordsmanship and elocution were hardly the strangest things he encountered. Unchaperoned boys were often sent with minimal supplies on expeditions into the frozen Alps for multiple days.

Younger boys, barefoot and without gloves, cleaned pubic hair and dirty gunk from the drains of the common showers (which dispensed cold water). And once the doors in the dormitories closed each night, supervision,...

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When a middle-class Jewish boy from New York enrolled at a Swiss boarding school in 1971, the lessons in swordsmanship and elocution were hardly the strangest things he encountered. Unchaperoned boys were often sent with minimal supplies on expeditions into the frozen Alps for multiple days.

Younger boys, barefoot and without gloves, cleaned pubic hair and dirty gunk from the drains of the common showers (which dispensed cold water). And once the doors in the dormitories closed each night, supervision, minimal as it was, ceased.

Even faint rumors of the behavior in the anecdotes from Allen Kurzweil's new memoir, "Whipping Boy," would trigger lawsuits today. Kurzweil's roommates forced him to swallow painful quantities of hot sauce; they whipped him with a belt while playing "The Thirty-Nine Lashes" from "Jesus Christ Superstar;" they hurled his most treasured possession, an irreplaceable family heirloom from his deceased father, out the window of their fifth-story room. The worst of the bullies threatened to throw Kurzweil out the window as well.

"Boys will be boys" doesn't capture the gravity of their behavior; "boys will be sadistic little monsters whose victims suffer lifelong trauma" is more precise. Suffice it to say that boarding school made a lasting impression on Kurzweil. He was a middle-class Jewish kid from New York, but his peers were the sons and daughters of bankers, aristocrats and heirs to vast fortunes. He was soon nicknamed "Nosey" in sneering tribute to his Jewish roots.

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Norvell and Associates Certified Public Accountants on Latest Tax Tips Offered by the Better Busines

A lot of us have begun or will be getting our W-2 forms shortly, meaning it's about that time to start thinking about income taxes and a potential refund or the coming April 15 deadline to pay in. With the beginning of a new tax season, the Better Business Bureau recently offered a list of tips to keep in mind if you need help from someone trustworthy in the tax preparation business.

23 hours ago

The Cathford Group Credit Inc Tokyo Loan Review Tips

5 Gründe, Warum, Die Ihr Kreditkartenantrag Abgelehnt

Seien wir ehrlich: eine Kreditkarte, die Ihren Bedürfnissen entspricht zu finden kann schwierig sein. Wenn Ihr Antrag abgelehnt wird, ist es natürlich, sich ein wenig verstimmt – vor allem, wenn Sie nicht sicher sind, warum wurden Sie verweigert.

Hier sind fünf Gründe, die Kreditkartenabrechnungen abgelehnt bekommen, und was Sie dagegen tun können.

1. Ihre Kredit-Score ist zu niedrig.

Das erste, was zu tun ist, der Emittent anrufen, und Fragen, warum Ihr Antrag abgelehnt...

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5 Gründe, Warum, Die Ihr Kreditkartenantrag Abgelehnt

Seien wir ehrlich: eine Kreditkarte, die Ihren Bedürfnissen entspricht zu finden kann schwierig sein. Wenn Ihr Antrag abgelehnt wird, ist es natürlich, sich ein wenig verstimmt – vor allem, wenn Sie nicht sicher sind, warum wurden Sie verweigert.

Hier sind fünf Gründe, die Kreditkartenabrechnungen abgelehnt bekommen, und was Sie dagegen tun können.

1. Ihre Kredit-Score ist zu niedrig.

Das erste, was zu tun ist, der Emittent anrufen, und Fragen, warum Ihr Antrag abgelehnt wurde. Unter der Equal Credit Opportunity Act müssen Sie eine kreditgebende Stelle den Grund für die Ablehnung Ihrer Darlehen oder Kredit Anwendung geben. Sie müssen innerhalb von 60 Tagen nach Mitteilung bitten. Eine der häufigsten Antworten ist, dass ein Möchtegern Karteninhaber Kredit-Score zu niedrig ist.

Alle Informationen über Sie, die Kartenherausgeber auswerten, ist Ihre Kredit-Score die wichtigste. Diese dreistellige Nummer, die von 300 (schlimmsten) bis 850 (am besten) reicht, stellt dar, wie verantwortungsvoll Sie mit geliehenem Geld in der Vergangenheit gewesen sind. Je höher Ihre Punktzahl, die mehr kreditwürdig du bist.

30 hours ago

Updated 25 hours ago

Rory Feidler Challenging Ameya Pawar in 47th

The combative discussion regarding the Lawrence Ave Streetscape, a project hatched under Gene Shulter's watch, derailed a conversation about the aldermanic race in the 47th Ward. Just wanted to allow for that perspective and share this: http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20141124/lincoln-square/challengers-emerge-40th-47th-wards-on-last-day-of-candidate-filing

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    Sadly, Ald. Power is just a Rahmbot, based on his endorsement of the 50th ward alderman...

  • CynicalPolitico Political Consultant, Geek, Policy-Wonk Wannabee

    Fiedler lives in 40. His campaign is a joke.

2 days ago

Updated 25 hours ago

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.

28 hours ago

2 days ago

Updated 34 hours ago

Considering Lincoln Square apartment

Hi,
I'm considering moving to Lincoln Square - to Eastwood between Western and Lincoln specifically. My hesitation is that the apartment is on the ground floor. Wondering if those of you who live in the area think I should be concerned about security or street noise?
Thanks!

  • I love this neighborhood, it’s my favorite in the city and I’ve been very happy here for many years. It’s very safe. However…
    You’ll be right next to the Western Brown Line stop. That means a lot of extra people, cars and so on. You’ll also have to deal with...

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    I love this neighborhood, it’s my favorite in the city and I’ve been very happy here for many years. It’s very safe. However…
    You’ll be right next to the Western Brown Line stop. That means a lot of extra people, cars and so on. You’ll also have to deal with Germanfest and other events in/near the square. My good friend lives on that block, and has had no problems aside from having to deal with bar and festival crowd noise. He's easygoing, and it doesn't bother him at all. He’s on the 2nd floor though.
    It’s a higher risk area for break-ins, made a little more acute by being garden-level. But that’s nothing to be alarmed about if you make sure the apartment is secure. Make sure the doors are solid with locks that work. All of you windows need to be secure - if they’re bare glass without bars, there is no way I’d live there.

    Lastly, because it's garden level, ask the landlord and/or neighbors in the building if there are any flooding issues. It's awful to get a great new garden level apartment and find out a few months in that all your things are going to get wet on a regular basis.

    Overall, it’s an excellent neighborhood and is easily one of the safest in the city.

  • The area is generally safe. Yes a few not so great things have happen but it's wayyyy better than other neighborhoods. And I honestly think some areas are better than others. For phill after I attended Amundsen high school, I learned that the area your nephew lived in was not the best part of Lincoln square, due to gang activity. With that being said I wouldn't live past Lawrence or western. Welcome to the neighborhood!

38 hours ago

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3 days ago

Updated 39 hours ago

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.

2 days ago

Updated 39 hours ago

What's Happening with the La Bocca Della Verita Space?

La Bocca Della Verita closed almost 2 years ago now and I was wondering what's happening with the space? I know the landlord wouldn't renew their lease so I assumed there would be something done with the space. Such a prime location shouldn't be empty!

  • Patty Lincoln Square neighbor

    It actually closed in January 2014, and then the neighboring bookstore moved out in April. I've also heard rumblings about a Davis expansion.

  • Davis expansion

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Jan 12

Updated 47 hours ago

Snow Removal Rec

We're looking for a snow removal service in Northcenter and would prefer to use a small, independent business. Thank you for your suggestions.

  • Ravens Yes.I can fix that.

    Wishcraft you did nothing wrong in my opinion. I've only been a member of everyblock for a few days & I see calls to " mute " various members. And people appointing them selves ministers of spam & ministers of muting. I thought this was supposed to be fun & informative. My initial comment was meant in jest.

  • The Wishcraft Workshop Growing artists of character + curiosity.

    Understood. Thanks for clarifying.

3 days ago

Updated 47 hours ago

Vehicle stolen 1/26/2015 3900 Block Of Oakley Ave.

Neighbors, be vigilant out there, my 2011 Ford Fiesta was stolen this morning, if anyone saw any suspicious activity last night or this morning (1/26/15) please post.

  • George F in Ravenswood displaced New Yorker

    All kinds of car in all kinds of conditions get stolen at one time or another. One of the reasons is for spare parts. No car is immune from theft.

  • Vijay in Wrigleyville Bears. Motorcycles. Mobile Apps.

    Sorry to hear, Kaiser. I hope you recover it or that you had GAP coverage.

2 days ago

Harver Health Insurance Counter Fraud Group: Health insurance options for ACA shoppers

Maine citizens looking to purchase health insurance on healthcare.gov now have more choices for their 2015 plans. We did a quick roundup of the 3 main players in the local health insurance field in Maine.

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. A veteran in the health insurance industry, Anthem has been around even before the launch of the Affordable Care Act website 3 years ago. In fact, it has registered over 18,000 Maine citizens as individual clients (i.e. customers who...

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Maine citizens looking to purchase health insurance on healthcare.gov now have more choices for their 2015 plans. We did a quick roundup of the 3 main players in the local health insurance field in Maine.

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. A veteran in the health insurance industry, Anthem has been around even before the launch of the Affordable Care Act website 3 years ago. In fact, it has registered over 18,000 Maine citizens as individual clients (i.e. customers who bought their own coverage instead of getting it through work benefits). Their enrolment rates is almost twice as high as their closest rival which is not surprising since they are getting corporate backing from WellPoint, one of the national health insurers with a big market share.

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Men's Ring Found at Foster & Winchester

On Jan 24th, I found a men's ring by the shopping parking lot at Foster & Winchester. If you or anyone you know recently lost a ring around that area, please message me with the details of the ring so I can return it to its rightful owner.

2 days ago

Does your landlord offer recycling?

If not, please share that data with us at http://www.mybuildingdoesntrecycle.com/

Landlords of buildings with 5 or more units are required by law to contract with a private hauler to provide recycling services to their tenants. The city doesn't enforce this ordinance, however, so most landlords do not comply with it. As part of the Open Government Hack Night (opengovhacknight.org) we have created a site where tenants can anonymously report their buildings for lack of compliance.

http://www.mybuildingdoesntrecycle.com/

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If not, please share that data with us at http://www.mybuildingdoesntrecycle.com/

Landlords of buildings with 5 or more units are required by law to contract with a private hauler to provide recycling services to their tenants. The city doesn't enforce this ordinance, however, so most landlords do not comply with it. As part of the Open Government Hack Night (opengovhacknight.org) we have created a site where tenants can anonymously report their buildings for lack of compliance.

http://www.mybuildingdoesntrecycle.com/

The data will help us to visualize reports of recycling noncompliance and provide a hub for residents of multi-unit buildings and other Chicago residents to have a collective voice in favor of more comprehensive recycling services. Once there are a significant number of reports our group can begin to use these reports to show elected officials a rough estimate of how many multi-unit buildings are not providing recycling services.

The site is still in its infancy, so if you have any feedback or encounter problems with it, please let us know via the site's contact page.

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Soba

Would anyone be able to recommend a restaurant that has great hot/cold soba noodles? I haven't been able to find many (any) places that offer anything other than yaki soba.

Thank you!!

  • ShogunScott Living in Lincoln Square since 1982

    Sunshine cafe IS AUTHENTIC Japanese food. Still owned by Japanese people. That is the only spot for you to get soba noodles!

  • Feihong EveryBlock developer, Lincoln Square dweller

    Da Rae Jung. It's a Korean restaurant but it's known for its cold buckwheat noodles. Supposedly, Koreans like to eat that stuff in the winter.

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