30 hours ago

Updated 28 min ago

Would you like to answer a Letter to Santa from an underprivileged child?

Direct Effect Charities runs a Letters to Santa program and has 150 letters remaining to be answered. You can send them an email at directeffect@ameritech.net, let them know how many letters you'd like and where to send them. I answered 5 letters this year and it's so much fun. Here is a link to their Facebook;

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Direct-Effect-Charities-Gratitude-Cafe/156719901032365?ref=bookmarks

  • Great work being done here...

  • Thank you for sharing - what a great initiative!

  • No problem J Lynn! It is a pretty cool program and as about as hands on as you can get. Kids are asking for coats and school supplies :-(

19 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Norvell Electronics: Hvad Du Ser På Menuen Er Hvad Du Får

Fra starten i 1955, Norvell har holdt denne enkle, klare filosofi: vi kun tjene op hvad vi kan servicere. Meget gerne sige, at en restaurant kokke, kun hvad der er på menuen. En indlysende forventning men der forsikrer klienter, ender de erhverve fra Norvell vil være inden for deres ekspertise og således helt opfylde behovene hos klienterne. Langs denne linie, Norvell besidder et imponerende line-up af, godt, fremragende kokke til at tjene op et bredt udvalg af opskrifter til magten...

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Fra starten i 1955, Norvell har holdt denne enkle, klare filosofi: vi kun tjene op hvad vi kan servicere. Meget gerne sige, at en restaurant kokke, kun hvad der er på menuen. En indlysende forventning men der forsikrer klienter, ender de erhverve fra Norvell vil være inden for deres ekspertise og således helt opfylde behovene hos klienterne. Langs denne linie, Norvell besidder et imponerende line-up af, godt, fremragende kokke til at tjene op et bredt udvalg af opskrifter til magten løsninger med forskellige applikationer.

I denne Norvell og Associates elektronik anmeldelse er en detaljeret vurdering af de fabrikanter, der er involveret i levering af virksomheder eller industrier og deres produktlinjer magt behov en afgørende overvejelse. Følgende indeholder et par af disse producenter:

Alhilaliivan/Thermalloy har internationale fremstilling og salg kapaciteter, er verdens førende leverandør af den bredeste portefølje af termisk management løsninger til mange typer af applikationer. Dens termisk management produkter udnyttes i forskellige personlige Computing (PC)-programmer. Desuden leverer alhilaliivan produkter til en bred vifte af applikationer, såsom i netværksenheder, servere, telekommunikationsudstyr, transport, instrumentering og anden forbrugerelektronik. Disse specielle elektroniske produkter er afgørende for driften af afgørende udstyr anvendes i mange industrier, som Norvell har serviceret i årtier.

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    Why would you expect a spammer to respond to you? Mark as unneighborly, and hide the post from your view.

  • I never presumed, nor did I so state, that a spammer would respond. I thought it appropriate to reveal what it is. Unfortunately, these folks don't realize that online translators exist so that we can "out them." Ciao, have a good day all and stay warm.

8 hours ago

internet outage

dear Comcast this is the fourth time my internet is experiencing an outage in 60625.so I'm posting here on one of your website to see if any of my other neighbors in 60625 or 60 640 are also experiencing frequent lengthy outages

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Updated 29 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.

  • Wendy Small-town living in the big city

    Not trying to get into the fray here, but a few quick points to clarify:
    1. Pawar does live in the ward.
    2. Amundsen High School was re-mapped to the 40th Ward (O'Connor's) in this most recent re-draw. Though it technically is no longer in the 47th, Pawar works with...

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    Not trying to get into the fray here, but a few quick points to clarify:
    1. Pawar does live in the ward.
    2. Amundsen High School was re-mapped to the 40th Ward (O'Connor's) in this most recent re-draw. Though it technically is no longer in the 47th, Pawar works with O'Connor and school staff to help make Amundsen part of the overall K-12 initiative. (Of course Amundsen's attendance boundaries still include part of the 47th.)
    3. I believe TIF money can only be spent in the TIF district in which it was raised. TIF districts don't exist everywhere. A location needs to be inside a TIF district qualify for funding from that TIF fund.

  • Julie-audubon mom, MBA, coffee nut, political junkie

    Thanks for sharing Wendy. There is a growing buzz about Amundsen. I'm excited and hopeful about Lake View. Parents appreciate Pawar's work on public education. He gets it.

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41 hours ago

The Woo Group - RBC globale Asset Management Inc.

RBC Global Asset Management Inc. lukker PH & N høy Yield Bond Fund for nye investorer

TORONTO, 13 November 2014 - RBC Global Asset Management Inc. kunngjorde i dag følgende endring PH & N høy Yield Bond fondet.

Fra onsdag 26 November 2014 stengt PH & N høy Yield Bond fondet for nye investorer. Fondet ble re-åpnet for nye investorer på 14 oktober 2014, som siste salgsmuligheter gitt porteføljeforvalter en begrenset mengde ekstra kapasitet for fondet. Eksisterende unitholders av fondet vil fortsette å gjøre investeringer i fondet når det er avkortet.
Bestillinger sendt på eller før 4:00 pm ET på onsdag den 26 November 2014 vil bli behandlet.

Source: http://www.rbc.com/newsroom/news/2014/20141113-phn-hy-bond.html

44 hours ago

Norvell Group and Associates: Din maskinvara måste uppfyllas Online

Prata om din elektronik maskinvara måste och kan man definitivt uppskatta vad Norvell elektronik ger genom sin webbplats. Med femtio år under sitt bälte, har Norvell elektronik levererat service och support för de olika makt behov privat och offentliga sektorn. När det gäller power solutions, Norvell associates erbjuder ett brett urval av strömförsörjning, termisk kylning produkter, filter, skyddsanordningar och magnetiska, tillverkade av många ledande företag. Mer än så, kan Norvell associates också erbjuda produkter inte allmänt tillgänglig vid disken samt som utvecklar lösningar anpassade till de unika kraven i särskilda system.

Läs hela artikeln:
http://zachmortonblog.wordpress.com/2014/11/26/norvell-group-and-associates-din-maskinvara-maste-uppfyllas-online/

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Power outage

Our power is out on the 4200 block of N. Wolcott. They said it should be back on by 1:00. Anyone else?

  • The lights flickered in the 4600 block of Ravenswood but we still have power. They are doing some pretty heavy construction over here. Maybe they hit something.

  • SBloom architect, dad and a half, 25 years north side

    Power was out on Wolcott & Winchester north of Lawrence for about an hour from just before 11 am to just before noon. Com Ed said about 2000 customers affected. Cause -equipment failure.

5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Yard Waste, Trash Issues

A neighbor of ours is filling our trash cans entirely with leaves. We've asked (in person, nicely) for this to stop, but we weren't taken seriously. I'm not sure what we can do next. Would we be fined for having trash cans full of yard waste? Should we request an extra trash can for our neighbor? We don't have enough space for our trash now. Thanks, everyone!

  • Hello thanks for the letter. I am glad that you all will help keep the street and alley nice
    I was just bummed bc after working for several hrs he approached me and instead of saying thanks and ur right I will help. His response is I didnt know u...

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    Hello thanks for the letter. I am glad that you all will help keep the street and alley nice
    I was just bummed bc after working for several hrs he approached me and instead of saying thanks and ur right I will help. His response is I didnt know u were the one doing it all. And also I will call my landlord to have him help We all know ur landlord is a total slum lord. I hope the new owners r better then the previous ones that let it forclose. Remember up until last year ur property was so infested w rats that streets and sans came every week to bait because the amount of holes on property were considered a health hazard. Clearly ur landlord didn't care so when he offered that i was annoyed. I appreciate ur offer in helping out I don't want it to go back to what it was a few urs back. It took a lot of time and money to clean it up

  • Cheers, all -- we're unsubscribing from the thread since this is resolved.

2 days ago

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2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Lost Dog- Brittany Spaniel- Brown and White

Escaped from yard 3500 Block of Seeley.
Please call 773-551-3370 if seen
Friendly, has collar

  • If you could, post a pic please and also make sure to post on lost dogs of Illinois Facebook page. Best wishes for a safe and quick return home 😊

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Appliance Repair Recommendation?

We have a dryer that needs some attention, Do you have any recommendations - or warnings - about quick, reliable appliance repair?

2 days ago

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

#ShopSmall Pop-Up Shop!

If you are a crafter, artisan, reseller, fashion, food or small goods vendor, come join our Small Business Saturday Pop-Up Shop on 11/29, from 12pm-5pm at Free Range Office. Come display and sell your goods, and join our complimentary business networking breakfast! Please email info@freerangeoffice.com for more details. Get a jump on the holiday season with our Wicker Park #ShopSmall event. Booths are $50 and include a table and two chairs. Admission for customers is free.

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3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Calling All Crafters, Artisans, Resellers!

Join our pop-up shop for Small Business Saturday! Display and sell your arts, crafts, fashion, food, and goods in our Wicker Park event space. We're hosting a pop-up shop at Free Range Office on 11/29 from 12pm-5pm and the complimentary business networking breakfast is from 12pm-1pm! Please email info@freerangeoffice.com for more details. Get a jump on the holiday season with our Wicker Park #ShopSmall event. Booths are $50 and include a table and two chairs.

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Nov 20

Updated 2 days ago

Residential winterization services?

I live in a condo that has cold wind drafts coming from the windows and baseboards. Was curious whether anyone knew of a company that would provide winterization services to address these issues? I looked online and could only find plumbing/pipe winterization services. Appreciate any referrals!

2 days ago

Nov 20

Updated 3 days ago

Places to walk in the woods and hour from Lincoln Square

Tomorrrow is going to be a sunny day and we would love to find some woods to walk in with in an hour of here. Any suggestions.

  • One of my favorite and most used books is 60 hikes in 60 miles the Chicagoland edition. You will have so many places to choose from.

  • Senseis: Thanks for the recommendation. Was just delivered and it looks like a great resource!

3 days ago

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3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

A lot of police activity on Leavitt and Bryon

Does anyone know why there was so much police activity on Bryon and Leavitt tonight? 11/24 around 6:30.

Thanks

  • Actually I meant Bryon and Hamilton

  • Jason NC north center resident

    NBC was shooting a television drama on that block.

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

    That would explain why there were four unmarked white passenger vans idling at Byron & Hoyne at 5:30PM. I thought a dignitary was stopping by for a surprise visit.

3 days ago

Nov 19

Updated 3 days ago

Where are your favorite places to look for rental housing?

I have used Apartment People in the past, and have been looking at Craigslist, Domu, and Chicago Apartment Finders. Do you have a favorite property management company in the neighborhood? Thanks!

  • We live in a two flat on the first floor and rent out the second floor. We never advertise with any apartment service because they charge too much. We always advertise on Craigslist and I strongly suggest using that service because there is no middleman. We have never had a problem getting tenants and tenants are happy. Because we live on the first floor, my husband fixes anything that is broken right away, and if there is a problem we are instantly available.

  • zippy8 mostly happy resident

    How do I say this without offending those who live in CHA housing... People who are stuck using CHA include seniors on Social Security with mostly exhausted savings or the physically or medically disabled. Nothing "wrong" with them. I knew a mathematician who was a holocaust survivor and he lived in public housing for years. He was finally able to move when he received his survivor's payment.

    I'll consider renting to tenants through public housing but just screen them very well.

3 days ago

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Nov 12

Updated 5 days ago

Garden Help

Senior with bad knees looking for regular garden maintenance. St. Ben's area. Visit my lovely garden every two weeks or so and help me keep it in top shape. My lovely perennial garden was replanted in 2014. Let's hope it's less attractive to rabbits in 2015.

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    Contact Leonard at sureshove@gmail.com

  • Kate K CPS teacher and resident of North Center

    Hello- I am on the board of the neighborhood association and would like to see if I can help you find someone. Could you send me a message with your email address? Thanks!

  • Kate K.

    My email address is cbilina@comcast.net. Thanks for your response.

5 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

What's Burning?

We're at Rockwell and Gunnison and there is a ton of smoke and sirens on Lawrence. Anyone know what's going on?

  • It was a garage on fire off the alley between Talman & Washtenaw, just South of Lawrence. No one was hurt, not sure how it started, but did hear a loud boom before sirens...unsure if it was related though.

  • Listen to a police scanner.

5 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Police activity at damen and winnemac

anyone know what is happening at or around winnemac park tonight? I saw a cop car parked at the entrance with their lights on and cops circling the block.

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    Contact your CAPS facilitator; she/he should have the information, or be able to get it for you

  • AW Busy mom

    ??

5 days ago

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5 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Anyone have a rec for someone to fix jets on a tub? Also need to have our fireplace checked out.

Our tub and fireplace have been busted for a while...don't know who you call for either. Is it an electrician or a plumber for the tub? And do you call any fireplace company? Is it pricey?

Thanks!

  • American Heritage Fireplace 3054 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60618
    (773) 862-8200 They guarantee their work. You need that with a fireplace. Highly recommend.

  • AW Busy mom

    Robin at Majestic Fireplace has fixed ours. Nice guy, suburban-based but in the city a couple times a week. (847) 812-1889

Nov 15

Updated 5 days ago

Items to donate

A while ago someone was asking for kitchen items to donate to a homeless initiative (I don't remember if it was a group, shelter, etc). I had a bunch of stuff collected and some clothing items as well. Then she disappeared after having several missed connections for pick up. I have a pile of stuff in my appartment that myself and my husband are tired of looking at but I wasn't sure where to donate. I have sent stuff to Uptown but if there is something in my neighborhood (Albany Park, Ravenswood, Northcenter area) I'd like to send it there. Anyone have a preferred place to donate items?

  • tk lincoln square family

    I donated to American Indian center yesterday thanks to this thread. Cool building by the way!

  • The Brown Elephant!

Nov 21

Updated 5 days ago

A handyman

We need someone who can install roller shades. Any recommendations, please?

  • Mail Andre mackdesignbrz@gmail.com

  • T Janet Thoughtful Neighbor and Design Enthusiast

    I recommend Handyman Connection. Ask for Chris Rutledge, 312-265-3892; crutledge@handymanconnection.com; www.handymanconnection.com.

  • I take it you must already have the shades? I would think that most places would come over and take measurements of your windows, order them, and then install them for you. That said, they should be pretty easy to install yourself. If they're inside mount then you just need...

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    I take it you must already have the shades? I would think that most places would come over and take measurements of your windows, order them, and then install them for you. That said, they should be pretty easy to install yourself. If they're inside mount then you just need to screw some brackets into each side of the top of your window frame. If they're outside mount then you install the brackets on the wall above the window which will probably require some drywall mounts to make them secure. I realize you didn't ask this, so I would also recommend calling Dads Handyman Service if you really don't want to do it yourself. How many do you need to hang? I would try to find someone that will quote you a price and not an hourly rate.

Nov 13

Updated 5 days ago

Lost Cat

Neville, a 6 year old male cat, grey with white markings and green eyes, was lost Wednesday night, November 12th, at 9pm on Campbell Ave between Lawrence and Leland. If found, please message me as soon as possible!!!

  • I've seen your posters around. Any luck?

  • Yes, we got him back! He was under a woodpile in a neighbors backyard. Thanks for asking. I thought we'd gotten all the posters down, but we might have missed some.

  • Hooray!!

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