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Anyone else hold their child back from CPS

This is a big concern of mine as my child is eligible for kindergarten this fall but I honestly feel he isn't ready emotionally or academically. I decided to hold my son back and he will start kindergarten next year at a private school. My plans are to send him there until 1st or 2nd grade. Is it possible to switch to a cps school at a later date? Any advice or recommendations?

  • Catherine Dennis Artistic and Professional--with a Cat

    One of the questions you may want to include in your questions for transferring into CPS later re: magnet school eligibility beyond the "entry grade" for that segment (elementary; middle; high school)--is it possible (or difficult) to transfer in at 2nd grade vs. kindergarten/1st grade? As Chicago NS says--gotta do what is best for your family--it is just good to know what the options are! Good luck! :-)

  • sos

    Fight for what you want. CPS holds kids back - it is a little odd that they would place your child according to age. Student must be out of grade school by age 16 and out of high school by age 21. I know this sounds old but many kids I taught on the west side were entering high school at 15 1/2.

Jul 21

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Brown Elephant Alternative

Does anyone have any suggestions as to where to drop discarded clothes and "stuff"where they may do someone else some good ?

  • Update - I did some research, particularly wanting to find out if these were connected to Gaia. There's a watchdog group, Tvindalert, that keeps track of the workings of Tvind, which is a cult/organization based in the Netherlands, to whom Gaia was donating a large part of its proceeds. Here's...

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    Update - I did some research, particularly wanting to find out if these were connected to Gaia. There's a watchdog group, Tvindalert, that keeps track of the workings of Tvind, which is a cult/organization based in the Netherlands, to whom Gaia was donating a large part of its proceeds. Here's what Tvindalert told me:

    "Green City Project does not appear to be affiliated with Gaia-Movement Living Earth Green World USA Inc, USAgain, or any of the Tvind / Teachers Group organizations. This should not be taken as an "OKAY" company to donate to. I checked the database with the Secretary of State office, and Green City Project is NOT registered with the state. That's a big red flag since they claim their business name is Green City Project LLC."

    If anyone knows anything about GreenCity Project, including what they do and who benefits from their clothing collection boxes, please feel free to post it here.

  • Thanks for the very insightful response to my (naive) question. I'll keep looking for the responsible place to bring "my stuff"...
    Who knew the world of donated goods was such a tangle of politics and angenda...?
    (thanks Anne D for the enlightenment).

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Local Business

Does anyone know what they are putting at the corner of School and Ashland? Across from the Whole Foods.

  • Strip mall w vitamin shoppe and others, I think panera backed out. Yes old bank lot.

  • They can start work at 7, but they cannot use heavy machinery or create a noise disturbance before 8. If they are being loud enough to disturb residences prior to 8, I think they are violating the noise ordinance. I have found my alderman's office to be very helpful in these situations.

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Join our nanny share!

We are looking for a family to join our nanny share near Sheridan and Belmont. We are hoping to find a someone close in age to our 16mo old. Our nanny is awesome and has more than 15 yrs experience. Let me know if you have any leads!

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L3 Capital's plans for 3345 - 3355 N. Lincoln Avenue

L3 Capital just bought a large section of N. Lincoln Avenue and here is the flyer for the latest building buy-out of 3345 - 3355 N. Lincoln Avenue.
http://southportcorridorchicago.blogspot.com/2014/07/l3-capitals-plans-for-3345-3355-n.html?spref=tw

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It's a long walk to 6000 North

I was at the mouth of Diversey Harbor at about 2:00PM today when my bicycle chain derailed. Before I realized what had happen, a nice young man diagnosed the problem and fix the derailment for me. I probably would have figured it out, but if not, I would have to walk back to 6000 North. Thanks again!!

  • sly-3 donkey wrangler to the stars

    nice to see there's some decent folk out there. make sure you pay that forward, homie.

  • I ride the whole trail sometimes and always carry my Ventura card with me just in case I have a problem like this.

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Experiences with apartment searching in early spring/late winter?

Hello Everyone!

I am looking for people who have had experiences with searching for apartments with April 1st least start dates. Our current lease ends at the end of September, but our landlord made us an offer to extend our lease to the end of March. I have tried searching the web for information regarding what the rental market looks like during that time, but haven't really found anything.

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Hello Everyone!

I am looking for people who have had experiences with searching for apartments with April 1st least start dates. Our current lease ends at the end of September, but our landlord made us an offer to extend our lease to the end of March. I have tried searching the web for information regarding what the rental market looks like during that time, but haven't really found anything.

We know that the October 1st lease starting time is one of the busiest and most fast paced rental seasons, but we may not be able to invest the time in August and September that is needed to snap up a nice apartment so we are seriously considering the April start date alternative.

So I am asking if any of you have any experience with the April start date rental market. Do there tend to be a decent amount of properties available in a variety of neighborhoods? Do the prices fluctuate at all? Is it silly to think that the market at that time won't be as ideal?

Any and all information or anecdotes you could send our way would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you in advance!

  • Thank you all for the information. It really helps a lot!

  • first, I have a one-bedroom I'm renting in OIP

    rules on peek times (April - June) - (Sept - Oct)
    if you haven't noticed, rents are CrazE high priced during those times. It's all due to demand.
    I've gotten a ton of people come by but they expect too much;...

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    first, I have a one-bedroom I'm renting in OIP

    rules on peek times (April - June) - (Sept - Oct)
    if you haven't noticed, rents are CrazE high priced during those times. It's all due to demand.
    I've gotten a ton of people come by but they expect too much; free utilities, cable and parking in my garage. But I'm very picky on potential renters also.

    My house is huge (I live in the duplex upstairs) and some think they can still bring in pets (No Pets!)

    here's some pointers;
    a. are you prepared to move (first months rent + security, knowing you may not get your sec. from your current LL for 30 days)?
    b. do you want to move? you can still look, you don't have to commit - this gives you an idea on neighborhood and conveniences.
    c. what's out there (apts) that is of more interest than where you're at now?
    d. (and most important) will your credit check out?

    Happy hunting and good luck - I was a happy renter until 2010; what a great time to buy that was!

Jul 19

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Dr. Olivia Forys

I got a letter saying that my GP, Dr. Olivia Forys, is leaving her practice with Rush. I'd really like to keep her as my doctor, but the letter didn't say where she is going (if anywhere in Chicago). If anyone has information, it would be much appreciated. I certainly hope she's doing OK.

  • robin in WRP Tired, very tired

    Her contract probably prevents her from sharing this information. I would wait a couple of months, then check HealthGrades for updated office informaion

  • Thanks, Robin!

Jul 19

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Looking for a Veterinary Clinic

Good Morning,
I am a new pet parent of a cat. Just starting to looking around for vets. The closest to me is "Higgins Animal Clinic" I was wondering what do you think? Thank you so much for your help!

  • Ann in Lakeview 30+ years in Lakeview

    Thank you all for your help! :)

  • I came home to find my kitty unresponsive and barely breathing. I put her in my arms and rushed to the first place I could think of, giving CPR over her mouth at stop lights, and drove to Cat Hospital on Irving Park. They took her in immediately, were compassionate...

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    I came home to find my kitty unresponsive and barely breathing. I put her in my arms and rushed to the first place I could think of, giving CPR over her mouth at stop lights, and drove to Cat Hospital on Irving Park. They took her in immediately, were compassionate and excellent emergency care. She was almost 19 years old and she has been with us ever since we picked her up at an apple farm in Michigan. I was able to contact my son in Australia so he could say his goodbyes and nurses were supportive during the transition time that followed as our wonderful cat passed on. I had taken her there only one other time many years ago but they treated her with kindness and quick response. My regular vet is a traveling vet and comes to the house and always spent a good hour when we had her check-ups, shots, or anything else. He rents space if surgery is needed. That's why I needed to go somewhere immediately and Cat Hospital was there for us. Our kitty gave us so much joy and fun times. We miss her so.

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Panera Bread at Ashland and School Falls Through; Target Development Not Happening

According to the latest flyers from Cushman &Wakefield, Panera Bread is no longer coming to Ashland and School and they are re-releasing it to market. Vitamin Shoppe is a go, and Target is no longer pictured on the map.

http://southportcorridorchicago.blogspot.com/2014/07/panera-bread-at-ashland-and-school.html

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