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Updated 4 hours ago

Monica Schulter & Patronage

Did anyone read the Inspector General's report specifically citing Monica Schulter as an illegal hire? She was hired as a staff assistant and then changed titles to protect her job. She is an example of political patronage hiring at it's worst.

  • GMH neighbor

    Monica Schulter is the daughter of former 47th ward Alderman Gene Schulter and Rosemary Schulter formerly employed by Cook County. How many Schulters do the taxpayers have to subsidize.

  • Rather them than Pawar...

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Membership Question

I have been a member of a local health club now on and off for several years. I've had the dues deducted right out of my checking account and recently had to change the account # changed because of fraudulent activity but did not update my info with the club. Is it really right/fair or legal for a club to require 30 day notice to stop membership?? They told me a would need to come into the club and stop my membership. Isn't that a little ridiculous?

  • 30 days cancelation policy is pretty much the standard for ANY membership or subscription service. Their policy is not out of the ordinary at all. If account information changes, it's the customer's responsibility to update information. If you don't formally cancel or give them correct billing info, it is perfectly legal for them to send the customer to collections. A gym is just like any other business.

  • That's pretty standard and the same thing happened to me at LSAC. You need to pay or they will send you to collections.

13 hours ago

Small retailers' big ideas try to cater to holiday shoppers

The neighborhood around the 4700 block of Lincoln Avenue was chosen by event founder American Express as one of five in the country to...

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Updated 14 hours ago

Lost Dog Wrightwood/Mango

I'm reposting from FB just in case.

"There Is a poodle color chocolate on mango and wrightwood. He Is a male and he doesnt want to come near people. He looks frightened and he does not have a collar. If you know the owner please let them know VERY URGENT!!! He will either die of cold because it Is starting to snowing or he will get ran over!!Thank you!!"

  • Thanks for posting! Was this posted on Lost Dogs Illinois? If not, you can post there as well. Hope the little guy gets rescued soon!

  • Audubon parent north center resident

    Email joshgray77@gmail.com! Looking for dog

38 hours ago

Updated 14 hours ago

Chip and Charlie need a family for Christmas

A dear friend of mine died on Thursday and I'm trying to help his family find a home for his beloved cats, Chip (black and white) and Charlie (big orange guy). Chip is around 12 and Charlie is about 5; they adore each other and it would be great if they could go to a new home together. They are both absolute sweethearts who love a good lap to sit in. Please message me if you can help. Thanks.

  • How soon do they need a new home? I would like to learn more about them but we couldn't help until after 1/1.

  • C. McGeary Roscoe Villager

    Thanks, all. My friend's sister and I have both posted on Facebook; I definitely won't post on Craigslist. Haven't reached out to any shelters yet in the hope that we can find them a loving family on our own.

    R.B.K., I think we can have some flexibility on timing. The boys have a great cat sitter who cared for them while my friend was hospitalized, and she can remain on duty a bit longer. If you email me through my profile, we can chat.

29 hours ago

Updated 15 hours ago

Shutterfly package missing

Hi neighbors - I'm missing a shutterfly package that says it was delivered today. I'm fearing they left it outside on Damen and someone stole it thinking it was something of monetary value. I live just north of the Rail between Lawrence and Leland. If anyone finds an orange shutterfly package or photobook on the sidewalk or dumpster, please contact me through EveryBlock. Thank you!!!

  • UPS is testing holding centers aka lockers around the city. You can ask that packages be sent there. I know one by the Aldi on sunnyside and Broadway and another at the staples on Wilson and clark. Even if it's not the most convenient its secure.

  • Sorry , I hope you find them. On the CVS app I uploaded pictures from my phone at home and picked them up from the store the next day. Maybe next time this would work better for you. Thieves , it's just despicable !

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25 hours ago

Bluegrass Jam @ Old Town School of Folk Music

The Old Town School of Folk Music holds a bluegrass jam this afternoon starting at 1:00pm at their main building at 4544 North Lincoln Avenue. All players and singers are invited to attend this free event. Full details at the school Website, or call the front desk at (773) 728-6000.

5 days ago

Updated 30 hours ago

New yoga studio on Damen north of Lawrence

Anyone have any info on this new spot? I just noticed it said "yoga coming soon" in the window. Thanks!

  • Ksenia Alexandra Ravenswood yuppie.

    Hey!
    I was wondering this too, so I did some digging and found a business permit. The owner's name is Gina Fitzpatrick and the name of the studio is One Key Yoga or something like that...other than that, not much.

    Alex

  • I tracked down Gina! Here is what she wrote:
    Hi Heidi!

    Yes, we are excited to say that we have a target date of !/5/15 . We will have 5 classes a day Mon-Thursday and 3 on Fri-Sun. We have lots of plans for special events which will include Reike,...

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    I tracked down Gina! Here is what she wrote:
    Hi Heidi!

    Yes, we are excited to say that we have a target date of !/5/15 . We will have 5 classes a day Mon-Thursday and 3 on Fri-Sun. We have lots of plans for special events which will include Reike, sing bowls, detox yoga and intro to yoga series. Right now we are building our website. Our Domain name is ww.onekeyyoga.com. Friend me on face book at One Key Yoga for the latest updates. Thanks for your interest. We are very excited to be a part of your community.

    Peace,

    gina

  • Ksenia Alexandra Ravenswood yuppie.

    Great investigating, Heidi!!

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Peoples Gas Signage Added After Cars Parked

At 9:30 am, I witnessed People Gas add signs to the trees in front of our business showing no parking from today (12/17) beginning at 7 am until 4 pm and ending on 12/31. Thanks for the notice, but the cars that have been parked there already better not get tickets since they just put the signs up and the cars were there earlier. I don't know the owners of these cars or I would give them a heads up. Just not right.

  • When they did similar utility work on Addison last month (for the Wrigley project), they put a paper sign on the fence where each car was, giving the address (a block away) where it had been towed to. No tickets, no charges.

  • They did this to me this summer. They put up a sign in front of my parked car about an hour before they came and towed it.

    They towed my car from Aldine all the way up to Montrose Beach (not long after the shooting up there and the "riot")....

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    They did this to me this summer. They put up a sign in front of my parked car about an hour before they came and towed it.

    They towed my car from Aldine all the way up to Montrose Beach (not long after the shooting up there and the "riot"). I had to drag my kids up there on the bus to get it back. To make matters worse, they gave me a ticket it. I disputed it by mail and they dismissed the ticket. I didn't so much mind them moving my car (just wish it would have been in the neighborhood). What bugged me was the ticket.

Dec 11

Updated 2 days ago

Ilegal fire plug parking

We have a off duty Chicago cop who uses the fire plug spot as his private parking for the past 4 months NEVER GETS A TICKET like anyone else !!!!! serve and protect each other !! on the 2700 w, Gigddings block Alderman said 2 months ago it will be solved
never happened!

  • Johnson K. I live in Chicago

    It's not just the parking violation, it's the sense of entitlement (with our tax dollars) that I think people are reacting to.

  • Yes @Johnson K....Entitlement is the word. As a law abiding citizen, it really chaps my hide when I see cops take advantage. Just the other day I had to wait in my car behind a cop who was double parked to have a conversation with another cop sitting in a...

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    Yes @Johnson K....Entitlement is the word. As a law abiding citizen, it really chaps my hide when I see cops take advantage. Just the other day I had to wait in my car behind a cop who was double parked to have a conversation with another cop sitting in a parked car (illegally parked). I waited, and waited, and waited. His chit chat is so much more important than me picking up my daughter from school. His chit chat is so much more important than the line of cars sitting behind me causing a traffic jam. Does his badge entitle him to break rules that he is paid to enforce? Apparently.

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Oct 11

Updated 2 days ago

Handyman

I'm looking for a good handyman. Anyone have recommendations?? Thank you!

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    Obviously I went to Plan C when he didn't respond to my message. I guess it's feast or famine sometimes.

  • I just used Scott - 312 399-8727 - Best Priced Handyman services and he is great. Highly recommend. Did all sorts of odds and ends for me.

3 days ago

Oct 29

Updated 3 days ago

"Neighbor" in Distress

Guy rang our bell around 10 pm, introduced himself as our neighbor, and launched into a story, which boiled down to the fact that he couldn't get into his apartment on Oakley just north of Irving Park. Asked if there was a Home Depot nearby - then asked for a ride (didn't get one). Then asked for a ladder (didn't have one). Then asked if there were any police or firemen on the block (I told him there were, but...

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Guy rang our bell around 10 pm, introduced himself as our neighbor, and launched into a story, which boiled down to the fact that he couldn't get into his apartment on Oakley just north of Irving Park. Asked if there was a Home Depot nearby - then asked for a ride (didn't get one). Then asked for a ladder (didn't have one). Then asked if there were any police or firemen on the block (I told him there were, but didn't know their houses). Then, finally, asked for cab fare (also denied).

I guess there's a chance this guy was on the up-and-up and having a really bad night, but this rings all kinds of warning bells for me. Anyone else encounter him?

  • CJL ...

    Not *quite* related, but the "Lambs' Farm" scammer(s) are out again collecting "donations" (in connection with Tribune "subscriptions").

    Remember--Lambs Farm does not actually do door to door fundraising. See: http://edgevillebuzz.com/news/beware-of-scam

  • Jiggled your door handle? Hmmmm sounds like an innocent situation unless the opportunity presents itself.

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Updated 3 days ago

Aggressive driver in the neighbourhood threatening to beat people up...

Watch out for a mid 90's black 4 door Civic with a early 30's short blond haired caucasian who wears a pork pie hat. He threatened to beat up a resident in the neighbourhood because they gave him a thumbs up after he skidded to a stop almost hitting them while they were in the crosswalk.

  • Phil L. property owner/lincoln square

    A big BRAVO to you Dave for being a responsible cyclists, I do wish there where more of you.

    And ATG, I hear you loud and clear. I live near a school with a speed bump in front of my house; at 8:15 AM they start in a long procession...

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    A big BRAVO to you Dave for being a responsible cyclists, I do wish there where more of you.

    And ATG, I hear you loud and clear. I live near a school with a speed bump in front of my house; at 8:15 AM they start in a long procession to drop their kids off at school, speeding, hitting the bump, tail gating, talking on cell phones and tossing the trash into the street, and sliding through the stop sign. I sometimes wish I had a camera to photograph all of them.

    Happy holidays to you all.

  • Frank H 71 Prodigal Northcenter native, back after 10yrs away

    As much as I have defended cyclists, especially while cycling to work all summer, what I saw has changed my opinion of cyclists. The vast majority of cyclists stop either blocking the crosswalk or past it out in the street. Then there is the significant number of cyclist who blow...

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    As much as I have defended cyclists, especially while cycling to work all summer, what I saw has changed my opinion of cyclists. The vast majority of cyclists stop either blocking the crosswalk or past it out in the street. Then there is the significant number of cyclist who blow through stop signs or stop lights. On top of this, there is a lack of courtesy between cyclists. There are very few who alert fellow cyclists when passing. It is as if they all have become spoiled teenagers. Courtesy and rules of the road still need to be followed, but it was rare that I saw any of it this past summer.

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Programs to help foster kids in college

I just read this article NPR posted about foster kids in college who have very limited resources during the holiday. I'd like to see if I could do something like send a gift card so a student could get a meal when the cafeteria was closed. Does anyone know of any programs in Chicago like this?

http://www.npr.org/blogs/ed/2014/12/15/370952931/theres-no-place-like-a-dorm-room-for-the-holidays

  • @Jenny in Ravenswood, thank YOU for the original post. It also inspired me to donate- to a cause I didn't even know about this morning!

  • OK, this is awesome. I hope they get a huge bump from the NPR story. Thank you so much for sharing, @Jenny!

3 days ago

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4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Hass & Associates Online Reviews: Under Övervakning - Jag Spy Med Min Lilla iPhone...

Det är inte bara regeringar som snooping på sina fiender online. Allt oftare par använder smartphone apps för att spionera på varandra, och chefer är noggrant spåra förflyttningar av sina anställda. Föräldrar är kontrollera digitala aktiviteten av sina tonåriga barn och seende som de möter.

Under de senaste veckorna rapporterades det har att en av de mest sofistikerade digitala spioneri verktyg infiltrerat regeringar, företag och privatpersoner i upp till sex år. Hacka mjukvaran känt kunde som Regin, tros vara skapandet...

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Det är inte bara regeringar som snooping på sina fiender online. Allt oftare par använder smartphone apps för att spionera på varandra, och chefer är noggrant spåra förflyttningar av sina anställda. Föräldrar är kontrollera digitala aktiviteten av sina tonåriga barn och seende som de möter.

Under de senaste veckorna rapporterades det har att en av de mest sofistikerade digitala spioneri verktyg infiltrerat regeringar, företag och privatpersoner i upp till sex år. Hacka mjukvaran känt kunde som Regin, tros vara skapandet av en västra underrättelsetjänst, stjäla lösenord, fånga skärmdumpar, lyssna på telefonsamtal och även återställa raderade filer.

Verktyget hacking lämnade något gömställe för sina mål, men numera du behöver inte vara en spioneri byrå som sofistikerade som CIA att samla en anmärkningsvärd mängd personlig information.

Digital spioneri har blivit en domesticerade verksamhet med en uppsjö av "stealth apps" tillgängliga snoka på otrogen partner och anställda som bunking off på företaget tid eller passerar på företagshemligheter.

FlexiSpy, en av de mest populära apps tillgängliga, erbjuder sig att hjälpa vanliga användare att "spionera på mobiltelefoner, mobiltelefoner och surfplattor". Som blurb på webbplatsen uttrycker det: "är din fru eller make otrogen mot dig? För att din psykiska och sexuella hälsa har du rätt att få veta om din partner är att vara ansvarig."

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    Flexispy, one of the most popular apps available, offering to help ordinary users to spy on mobile phones, mobile phones and tablets. As the blurb on the website puts it : "is your wife or husband cheating on you ?

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Any recommendations for post-construction cleaning service

Can anyone recommend a good, reasonable cleaning service that they've used to do a post-construction cleaning of their home? I'm interested in having my 2 flat cleaned after some major renos. Thanks in advance!

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Elliott & Associates Fraud Attorney Review: Hur fastighetsskatt beraknas

Om du äger ett hus eller någon del av fastigheter, finns chansen, du kommer att göra med fastighetsskatt vid ett tillfälle. Men om du är som de flesta människor, du tenderar att betala vad som ingår i skatteutgifterna inte veta att det kunde bli dyrt. För en snabbkurs om grunderna i hur fastighetsskatt beräknas, bara läsa på här eller gå till Elliott & Associates fastighetsskatt advokat recension.

  • tk lincoln square family

    Where do I send my money?

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Dec 12

Updated 4 days ago

Where are you, Santa?

I'm looking for a place/event in the neighborhood (Andersonville/Ravenswood/Lincoln Square area) to find a Santa Claus to take a photo with for a family Christmas card.

Does anybody know of an upcoming shop or event where he'll be making an appearance?

Thanks in advance for being the best, and Merry Christmas!

4 days ago

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Dec 14

Updated 4 days ago

Christmas meals

I'm looking to buy a Christmas meal for 8 people but want to try something different other than Mariano's, Whole Foods, etc. Any suggestions?

  • Phil L. property owner/lincoln square

    Tony's Finer Foods is offering Turkey Dinner or Spiral Ham Dinner for $49.99. I've had a number of their prepared dishes and have been completely satisfied. And they'll be open Christmas day from 7AM to 5 PM. I've pre ordered some desserts to bring to my family.

  • Tracy C domestic engineer, COO of the family

    Real kitchen, montrose or Sheffield

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Weapon Found

Email from a friend that lives on Oakley/Berteau...

"From a friend that lives on Oakley/Berteau...

Hi neighbors -
I just wanted to send an email out to my Oakley neighbors to let you know we found this loaded gun in our yard yesterday. The cops came and said they think it was probably just someone ditching it and we were the random target."

4 days ago

The Dalai Lama Sat Here, And You Could Too When You Visit Ludwig Interiors

Ludwig Erdbeer, Cornel's father, moved to Chicago in the 1960s and continued the family tradition, setting up shop first on Southport and then moving to 4634 N. Lincoln Ave., which Ludwig's has called home since 1978.

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