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Ants!

It is spring and the ants have begun to march. In our experience last year, the little roundish traps didn't do enough. So, I think we need an exterminator. I'm okay with them doing what they need to do outside the house. But, I'm worried about the interior. I don't want the chemicals in the house and substances like vinegar don't seem to work well enough. Will hiring an exterminator just for the outside be sufficient? Any exterminator recommendations? Any ant removal recommendations?

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  • Terro traps. Every March would see ants all over the kitchen counters and nothing worked. Then last year after years of trying everything Terro traps (put where dogs couldn't get to) got rid of ants everywhere. Had to re-do after a few months but had really thought nothing but exterminators would work and don't want chemicals inside house.

  • It's a short-lived spring nuisance. Figure out where they are coming in and build a tiny cinnamon wall. They will not cross it, I swear.

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Best Venue for Dance

1225 W. Belmont 773-327-5252 stage773.com

3435 N. Sheffield 773-281-0824 linkshall.org

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Harris Theater for Music and Dance 205 E. Randolph St. 312-334-7777

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New information reported in Boystown sexual assault

...Halsted Street, just a block from the Chicago Police Department’s District 19 headquarters at 850 W. Addison St.

Fifteen minutes after the attack, the victim’s stolen iPhone pinged at Cornelia and Reta, one block from the Caribou Coffee where she was meeting with police.

Additional evidence is believed to have been found near a courtyard building in the 800 block of Cornelia.

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Will a quartz countertop remnant sell?

I know this is a weird question. We're replacing a countertop and are going to have leftover quartz. I don't want to take delivery of it if I can't get rid of it. Do you think this is something people would buy? Is there a want-ads listing service for building materials other than the obvious, like craigslist?

  • I might be interested in buying some! I have a baker's rack that needs two new shelves; one of the original stone shelves broke. I'm not at home to measure but I think each is around 17" x 24". Solid grey would be super.

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    If I get it, I'm going to have a big slab that I'll want to sell. You would have to find some way to cut it.

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Special Events and Entertainment police detail will be hitting Wrigleyville this summer

The special unit, organized last season to beef up enforcement around the 100-year-old Wrigley Field on game days, has also been reaching out to Wrigleyville area bars, Cmdr. Elias Voulgaris told the annual Cubs/community meeting at the police auditorium, 850 W. Addison.

Over the past year, Buckner added, the Cubs gave $500,000 to neighborhood groups, along with another $1 million to build a new park at 1230 W. School St., and will be hosting a women’s lacrosse match between Northwestern and the University of Southern California 7 p.m. April 26.

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But Ald. Tunney added he hopes to see fewer cars towed or ticketed this year with free parking available at the remote lot at Rockwell and Irving Park Rd.

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Brainy beauty seeks active, happy home

Quoting from Best Friends Animal Sanctuary: "If he were a high school student, Bounder would be voted Most Likely to Succeed. Or perhaps Most Congenial. Heck, maybe even Best Eyes. In short, Bounder is an all-star — a smart cookie with impressive athleticism and a smile that confirms his unfailing friendliness.

Energetic and game for anything, Bounder thinks running around and playing catch are just about the most fun one can have. But this two-and-a-half-year-old has just as active a...

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Quoting from Best Friends Animal Sanctuary: "If he were a high school student, Bounder would be voted Most Likely to Succeed. Or perhaps Most Congenial. Heck, maybe even Best Eyes. In short, Bounder is an all-star — a smart cookie with impressive athleticism and a smile that confirms his unfailing friendliness.

Energetic and game for anything, Bounder thinks running around and playing catch are just about the most fun one can have. But this two-and-a-half-year-old has just as active a mind — he’s already completed a formal training program with flying colors. Basic commands? Easy-peasy. Bounder loves learning and takes pride in all that he knows how to do.
Bounder’s looking for an active home and a person who loves exercise, the outdoors, and bonding through ongoing training as much as he does. Check out the beautiful Bounder in action right here.

Because Bounder is so full of life, and so ready to channel his enthusiasm, his friends at Helping Paws in Woodstock, Illinois, are looking to find him a loving home or foster home as soon as possible. If you think you might be the one for Bounder, please call Ravelle or Donna M at 815-338-4400.
Even if you can’t adopt or foster right now, you can still help spread the word by posting Bounder’s flyer anywhere pet-loving people might see it".

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Dog looking for foster or forever home!

Deke is a 45 lb pit mix who is looking for a forever home or a foster! He was saved from CACC moments before it was too late. His current foster has a new job that will take her out of the house too often to continue watching him. He is about a year old, incredibly sweet and loves to play. Contact me or email bowwowrevolution@gmail.com

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Beware of Energy Plus - Stick with ComEd

I was wondering why my electric bills seemed kinda high. Not crazy high, but more than they should be. I figured it must have something to do with that offer I signed up for to have my energy delivered by Energy Plus. I was a sucker for their airline miles offer. What was going on was that every month their charge went up by mere pennies, but last month the electric bill was about $30 more than it should be....

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I was wondering why my electric bills seemed kinda high. Not crazy high, but more than they should be. I figured it must have something to do with that offer I signed up for to have my energy delivered by Energy Plus. I was a sucker for their airline miles offer. What was going on was that every month their charge went up by mere pennies, but last month the electric bill was about $30 more than it should be. This winter we all saw higher bills of course because of the brutal winter. If you are using Energy Plus, call ComEd and cancel it. If you are considering signing up, read the fine print and cancel as soon as you can after getting the miles....or better yet, learn from my mistake and steer clear and warn your friends.

  • Had the same thing happen to me with Viridian. I saved quite a bit in supply charges over the first couple of years and then without notice, the supply rates nearly tripled (from 0.0499 to 0.1299 per kWh). Guess that's what I get for being on their variable plan.

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    Thank you for pointing this out. For the 12 months after sign-up, it was a good deal, then you're right they just nudged the price up and up and up. Our electric bill is double what it should be now. Canceled and signed up somewhere else but it will take 2 months. A lesson here is to put an item in your calendar to check and pick a diff plan before the 12 month ending.

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Bikes stolen

Sadly, we went into our garage Friday morning and discovered both doors wide open and our bikes gone. We don't know if our garage mates left the door open, the door is faulty or if we left the door to our backyard unlocked, but however it happened, there is someone in the area stealing. So make sure that you watch for the garage door to go all the way to the ground before walking away.

We've filed a report with 311 as well as the stolen bike registry, but I don't have a ton of faith that we will be seeing them again.

  • Thanks Beeb and Mike! We will definitely have to check that out. We have sensor lights now, but clearly that didn't do much!

  • Therese Ten-year resident.

    24 hours after our bikes we're stolen in December, they appeared on Craig's List in the same posting. My husband responded as though he were an interested buyer, then called the police, who said they'd send a detective if the thief responded with an address. There was no response and a few hours later the post came down, which leads us to believe the thief knew or had learned our last name. So if your bikes appear on Craig's List, I'd recommend having friends query on your behalf. Good luck.

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New Development Ashland/School

Does anyone know what's coming up at the northeast corner of Ashland & School? It's been an empty bank for the three years we've lived here, and I'm curious what's coming to the neighborhood.

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  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    RENOVATION TO FIRST FLOOR; RELOCATE EXISTING BAR TO NORTH WALL, MODIFY EXISTING MEN'S AND WOMEN'S RESTROOM ENTRIES PER PLANS. NO PLUMBING WORK AT RESTROOMS.

    3524 N. Clark St. Issued April 11, 2014 Comment

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Building Maintenace Entered Condo Without Permission

I am an owner of a condo in Lakeview and the other day I came home to find that the painters my building hired unlocked and opened the front door to my unit to do some non-emergency work to my door frame. I have never given the building permission to enter my unit.

I called management to address the issue and they have yet to address my concern that the painters they hired entered my unit without permission.

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I am an owner of a condo in Lakeview and the other day I came home to find that the painters my building hired unlocked and opened the front door to my unit to do some non-emergency work to my door frame. I have never given the building permission to enter my unit.

I called management to address the issue and they have yet to address my concern that the painters they hired entered my unit without permission.

As an owner I am not sure how I report this to the city and get follow up since this to me in completely unacceptable. In addition to this being my home I have pets that I don't want strangers interacting with.

Does anyone know how I should appropriately notify the city of this? 311 said I should file a Trespassing report with the city but I figured I would reach out to a larger audience first.

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Bike Lake View - April Neighborhood Ride

Sun, Apr 13, 2014 10:00am

Join the Lake View Citizens Council (LVCC) for a leisurely Sunday morning bike ride around Lake View. Get to know your neighbors while exploring our bicycle-friendly neighborhood and socializing over coffee afterwards.

Bike Lake View is a free hour-long neighborhood social ride geared toward all of our neighbors -- bring your kids and your grandparents! Local elected officials and neighborhood police are also invited to join us every month. For more information, contact Lee Crandell at crandell@gmail.com. Visit the LVCC...

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Join the Lake View Citizens Council (LVCC) for a leisurely Sunday morning bike ride around Lake View. Get to know your neighbors while exploring our bicycle-friendly neighborhood and socializing over coffee afterwards.

Bike Lake View is a free hour-long neighborhood social ride geared toward all of our neighbors -- bring your kids and your grandparents! Local elected officials and neighborhood police are also invited to join us every month. For more information, contact Lee Crandell at crandell@gmail.com. Visit the LVCC website to get involved in your neighborhood: http://www.lakeviewcitizens.org/

What: Bike Lake View neighborhood bike ride
When: 10 a.m., Sunday, April 13 (Second Sunday every month)
Where: Meet at Seminary & Waveland (Northwest corner of Wrigley Field)
Post-ride: Ending around 11:00 a.m. for social time at Dinkel's Bakery (3329 N Lincoln)

Helmets are required and be sure to bring a lock so you can join us for post-ride coffee.

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