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Pectin?

I am looking for natural fruit pectin. Around the city I've called probably 20 places!
Either Pamona's universal pectin or ball natural fruit pectin would work!!
Any ideas?

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West Loop HOA's and boards

I'd love to hear from some local people who have worked with your condo/HOA boards - whether you're done so as an owner or board member.

Trying to identify ways (best practices) that other buildings in this area have had, and the ways boards and residents have communicated with other residents.

Our building seems to have recurring issues in this department and I'd like to hear from anyone who has positive results to share from issues that your board/residents worked...

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I'd love to hear from some local people who have worked with your condo/HOA boards - whether you're done so as an owner or board member.

Trying to identify ways (best practices) that other buildings in this area have had, and the ways boards and residents have communicated with other residents.

Our building seems to have recurring issues in this department and I'd like to hear from anyone who has positive results to share from issues that your board/residents worked through.

How do you get updates? Has your board/residents identified frequently asked questions/recurring issues and posted those in an easy to find spot?

I know it's tempting to air grievances but I'd really like to hear positive ideas and resolutions here, if possible (we are beyond capacity for negativity and unpleasantness already in our group).

Thanks for your input!

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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!!

  • Thanks Chris! I'll be stalking the place every evening with my dog to see when it finally opens. If it doesn't open this week I'll be sure to call.

  • AJP

    We need to advocate for a more dog friendly city. Chicago is not pro-dog. Dogs are banned from many Chicago parks, often the only green space (River North) and are not allowed on most beaches. Los Angeles allows dogs on the beaches before 9am and after 6pm. Chicago gives us...

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    We need to advocate for a more dog friendly city. Chicago is not pro-dog. Dogs are banned from many Chicago parks, often the only green space (River North) and are not allowed on most beaches. Los Angeles allows dogs on the beaches before 9am and after 6pm. Chicago gives us a tiny little spot or two, almost nothing. Dogs should be allowed on miles and miles of Lake Michigan beaches. if people dont like it, tough We have paid for it. There are probably well over a million dogs in the city. We pour POUR money into the city coffers and we get nothing in return. Off leash dog parks are few and far between, often inadequate and over crowded. I suspect dog owners in Chicago support about $200M+ of business/city revenue a year - licensing, the rabies TAX, veterinarians, animal ERs, dog walkers, pet sitters, doggy day care, pet supply stores, pet foods, etc. Look at how many businesses have been created and have expanded because of pet owners. e.g. Pet Care Plus keeps opening more and more shops. City needs to take notice and accommodate and cater to us! They instead put up road block after road block and make it next to impossible for a working person to get an off leash area in their neighborhood. Its as bad as trying to get Mike Madigan to pass term limits.

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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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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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  • 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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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!

  • deborahonaugusta neighbor

    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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