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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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  • djAllison logan square resident, radio broadcaster

    Lemon juice and cinnamon have worked for me!

  • Steve Vance Thrice Decades on Melrose St.

    Cinnamon eh? I'm giving this a shot in the next week as I get them from tiny crevices and cracks that sometimes sitting the Terro traps by is near impossible.

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Suspicious Package in Uptown?

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Man arrested after robbery may be Benchwarmer Bandit

— 9:45 a.m. March 16 at the TCF Bank branch at 3531 N. Broadway;

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The man passed a threatening note to an employee at the Fifth Third Bank branch at 1 S. Dearborn Ave. about 3 p.m., then ran out with an undisclosed amount of cash, FBI spokeswoman Joan Hyde said.

— 9:02 a.m. March 21 at the TCF Bank branch at 4355 N. Sheridan;

— 9:37 a.m. March 24 at the TCF Bank Branch at 2940 N. Ashland;

— 10:07 a.m. March 29 at the Citibank branch at 3128 N. Ashland;

— 8:22 a.m. April 8 at the Citibank branch at 111 W. Jackson.

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Man Arrested For Loop Bank Robbery Believed To Be “Benchwarmer Bandit”

— 9:45 a.m. March 16 at the TCF Bank branch at 3531 N. Broadway;

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The man passed a threatening note to an employee at the Fifth Third Bank branch at 1 S. Dearborn St. about 3 p.m., then ran out with an undisclosed amount of cash, FBI spokeswoman Joan Hyde said.

— 9:02 a.m. March 21 at the TCF Bank branch at 4355 N. Sheridan;

— 9:37 a.m. March 24 at the TCF Bank Branch at 2940 N. Ashland;

— 10:07 a.m. March 29 at the Citibank branch at 3128 N. Ashland;

— 8:22 a.m. April 8 at the Citibank branch at 111 W. Jackson.

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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?

  • Could you please confirmd the dimensions of the remnant that you have and the price? I too, would be interested! THX.

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    I don't know. I don't have it and won't take delivery of it unless I have a home for it. It is a slab that has two back splashes cut from it. As soon as I have more info, I'll post or PM you. Thanks.

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Suspect in ‘Benchwarmer bandit’ bank robberies caught after Loop heist

And a TCF Bank branch, 3531 N. Broadway at 9:45 a.m. on March 16.

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The man, believed to be the Benchwarmer Bandit, was arrested near Chicago and Wabash Avenues, not long after the robbery of a Fifth Third Bank at 1 S. Dearborn St. about 3 p.m., according to the FBI.

In recent weeks, the Benchwarmer Bandit has struck banks mostly on the North Side, most recently a Citbank branch at 111 W. Jackson St. on April 8. The man also is suspected in four North Side robberies in March:

A Citibank branch, 3128 N. Ashland Avenue, about 10:10 a.m. on March 29.

A TCF Bank branch, 2940 N. Ashland Ave. at 9:37 a.m. on March 24, according to the FBI.

A TCF Bank branch, 4355 N. Sheridan Rd., at 9:02 a.m. on March 21.

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Interior Design Consultation

Need help picking out the perfect sofa and coordinating pieces for your living room? Or, do you want to renovate your entire kitchen or bathroom? With our single design session, you can have a designer from my team stop by for a few hours to help you out with your design questions.

  • Jason came to my house and coordinated all the paint colors for my hallways, kitchen, front room, family room and a child's room. I love the combinations. Jason also had a table & chair set refinished to coordinate with my new kitchen colors. Love it!!

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LocaL Art Studio hosting Paint + BYOB workshops - April and May

A & L Designs studio is hosting painting workshops in April and May! Check out one of our events...hope to see you in the studio soon. :-)

Workshop Info: “Every artist was first an amateur” (Ralph Waldo Emerson). Some just need a little more coaxing to get started. The goal of class is to create a fun and sophisticated art party AND your cool and amazing masterpiece.

We will cover some basis painting skills to get everyone started and on...

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A & L Designs studio is hosting painting workshops in April and May! Check out one of our events...hope to see you in the studio soon. :-)

Workshop Info: “Every artist was first an amateur” (Ralph Waldo Emerson). Some just need a little more coaxing to get started. The goal of class is to create a fun and sophisticated art party AND your cool and amazing masterpiece.

We will cover some basis painting skills to get everyone started and on your way to painting. You will learn and develop the skills of painting in a modern and friendly atmosphere. You will learn information related to paint application, brushwork, and confidence in your newly created art.

Choose to create your painting from any of our provided inspiration pictures on hand OR you can bring your own and create your masterpiece to take home!! You can also choose to create a still life from any materials you see in the art studio during class.

Prerequisites: None - all levels welcome
What to bring: Your Imagination + BYOB if you would like
What will be provided: We provide all materials (canvas, paint, brushes and music)

Please register at: https://dabble.co/chicago/painting/classes/paint-create-your-own-masterpiece-with-alicia-londos/112701

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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.

  • d3 NOH

    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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New fences on the lake front north of Belmont harbor?

Anyone know why they're fencing up the lake front east of the golf course between Belmont and montrose harbor? Before, you could go north until some the pavement ended and the rocks began (that area has been fenced a long time).

Lots of runners and walkers go there (like me!) so i'll be pretty bummed if it's unreachable.

The fences weren't there as of Saturday, and are almost complete now.

  • My guess is they're finally getting around to replacing the rocks with concrete matching that south of the golf course & north of the harbor. Not that I'm happy about this, as I much prefer the varying sizes and access to the water of the old rocks.

  • Peter Compernolle I love Chicago. ootheloop.com

    turns out it's part of the shoreline protection project. it is not completely and entirely blocked off, unless you climb a tall (8-10'?) fence or sneak into the golf course. here's to hoping they're swift -- that's my favorite running route and means to access montrose harbor!

    http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/cdot/supp_info/shoreline_protectionproject.html

  • I really hope they are finally fixing it and will re-open it sooner rather than later. It is one of my favorite running routes as well and would love to have it back!

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Plan for Belmont Market (401 W Belmont)

A few weeks ago, I got a notification from the department of business affairs and consumer protection about a liquor license application for "Belmont Market, Inc" at 401 W Belmont. The objection period deadline was April 4.

Does anyone know the status of the market? That would make like a whole lot easier having a small market across the street instead of needing to walk to Broadway!

  • Shelly Lifelong suburbanite, now in South Lakeview.

    I thought it was already open, or am I thinking of a different place over there?

  • The convenient mart closed months ago.

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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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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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