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New Lyft Passangers

Hello! Looking for a free ride for your first Lyft ride. Use code JEOR11 for a $25 credit with Lyft. Happy Lyfting!! Code is only good for first time riders, please share! Thanks!

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    Passengers* (I didn't notice the misspelling) :-/

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Skinner Park Dog Park

There is a new dog park that looks to be completed but has been locked (with padlock) since the construction tarp came off the gates. I'm anxious to start bringing my dog here because I live so close but not sure of an actual opening date. I haven't been able to find anything by searching online. Does anyone else know anything? The location is on Monroe between Loomis and Throop (closer to Loomis on the North side of the street).

Thanks!!

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Are you missing your kitty?

Pretty grey kitty with white paws ... contact me via this post.

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Big news from the near west side

http://chicago.curbed.com/archives/2014/07/22/illinois-medical-district-approves-300m-gateway-project.php

The Illinois Medical District Commission has approved a plan to construct a $300 million development that will include a hotel, retail space, office space, a residential tower, and a parking structure. The Epstein-designed project totals 1.16 million square feet, made up of a 10 story, 225-room hotel; 92,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space; 16 story, 200-rental unit apartment building; 224,000 square feet of multi-family housing; 100,000 square feet of laboratory space; 88,000 square foot medical office building;...

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http://chicago.curbed.com/archives/2014/07/22/illinois-medical-district-approves-300m-gateway-project.php

The Illinois Medical District Commission has approved a plan to construct a $300 million development that will include a hotel, retail space, office space, a residential tower, and a parking structure. The Epstein-designed project totals 1.16 million square feet, made up of a 10 story, 225-room hotel; 92,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space; 16 story, 200-rental unit apartment building; 224,000 square feet of multi-family housing; 100,000 square feet of laboratory space; 88,000 square foot medical office building; and 40,000 square feet of "urban farm greenhouses". The IMDC has been working for years to find a suitable project to fill nearly 9.5 acres of vacant land, hoping to bring more life to the district dominated by hospitals and medical facilities, and after a request for proposals, have approved this plan. The $300 million tab will be picked up by the project's developers. Construction is slated to begin in spring of 2015.

  • Do you know where this will be?

  • NAFSBUC Walking my Fitbit and Flatcoat 10k steps/day

    On the vacant land at Ogden/Damen/Harrison near Stroger Hospital

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47 hours ago

  • Permit issued for reinstate revoked pmt

    ERECTION STARTS: 7/26/2014, ERECTION ENDS: 8/24/2014. REINSTATEMENT OF 2014 PERMIT # 100540341 FOR RANDOLPH STREET MARKET FOR AND EVENT ON JULY 26 - AUG. 24, 2014. SAME TENTS AND LAYOUT: 1-20'X30' TENT, 1-20'X40' TENT, AND 1-20'X50' TENT. AAA RENTAL SYSTEM.

    1430 W. Washington Blvd. Issued July 23, 2014 Comment

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Caterpillar Care in West Town/Noble Sq. Needs Community Lenders

Caterpillar Care (1001 N. Milwaukee), a growing local daycare, is seeking a community-sourced loan through LendSquare to transform their location's outdoor play area.

Local families, neighbors and area residents investing in this loan project will support West Town/Noble Sq. neighborhood growth, keep money in the community, and grow a strong, local business.

Visit https://lendsquare.com/caterpillar-care for details on the loan project (company background, payback details, how to become a lender, etc.) or to ask questions.

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Jul 17

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FOUND: Young female cat

Found:
Young, small female cat who showed up Tuesday, July 15th PM. Very friendly, wants to be around people and keeps trying to sneak in the door after us, so we think she's someone's cat. Flips over on her back as soon as she is approached, wants to be pet and scratched A LOT. Lots of meowing.

Please help us find her home. Photos posted below. Text or call 312-752-0397

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Window Repair

Does anyone know of a good window repair company/guy? I recently got into a new place and the locks on my windows are all busted and need to be fixed, but all I've found are companies that want to replace the whole windows for thousands of dollars.
Thanks!

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    try bucktown home maintenance. fixyourhome1@gmail.com

  • They also sell replacement parts at Menard on Clyburn very simple I do them my self. Just take one of the locks off and bring it there. If you need the windows argon gas replaced if they are fogged up take it to pegus windows on grand it will take...

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    They also sell replacement parts at Menard on Clyburn very simple I do them my self. Just take one of the locks off and bring it there. If you need the windows argon gas replaced if they are fogged up take it to pegus windows on grand it will take a day or 2 if you bring the early. You may have to cut a piece of plywood and a 2 by 4 to cover your window in the mean time.
    I have a hand man that can take most windows out for 150 to $200 to re seal and flash for leaksif not done properly.

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Jul 19

Fwd: FW: Entry-Level Firefighter/EMT Exam Application

The City of Chicago is pleased to inform you that the application period for the entry-level Firefighter/EMT exam started July 16, 2014 and will run through September 16. This is the period of time when applicants can sign up for the exam, which will be administered on December 13 and 14, 2014. In 2006, the age to sit for the exam was 19 and the age to enter the academy was 20. We have lowered the age to sit for...

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The City of Chicago is pleased to inform you that the application period for the entry-level Firefighter/EMT exam started July 16, 2014 and will run through September 16. This is the period of time when applicants can sign up for the exam, which will be administered on December 13 and 14, 2014. In 2006, the age to sit for the exam was 19 and the age to enter the academy was 20. We have lowered the age to sit for the exam and enter the academy to 18. It is our hope that younger individuals who get on the eligibility list will be motivated to attend college and stay out of trouble and will find a sense of opportunity about their futures.

Attached is the job announcement, as well as the FAQ’s, which provides all of the key information about the application process and the exam. In case you’d like to cut-and-paste the link to the application website, here it is: www.cityofchicago.org/FireApplication. The website also contains links to additional information.

During the posting period, applicants can call (312) 744-4976 or email fire-application@cityofchicago.org with any questions or concerns, and they can also seek assistance in Room 100 in City Hall.

We have also modified the way candidates can apply for Veterans Preference. Applicants may apply for Veterans Preference at any time, even after the posting has closed. There is no longer a cutoff date for the submission of documents showing eligibility for Veterans Preference. However, the later the preference is applied for, the later it will be applied. Detailed instructions on how to apply for the Veterans Preference are included in the attached FAQs.

Fire Commissioner, Chicago Fire Department

Commissioner, Department of Human Resources

Jul 19

Pitchfork

Union Park 1501 W. Randolph

Jul 18

Looking for a Pitchfork pit stop?

The restaurant is mere steps from Pitchfork’s (much preferable) back entrance, near Randolph and Ogden; it’s so close you might even be able to hear whoever’s playing on...

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