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Need a water meter installed, referrals please! West town

I am having the hardest time finding a plumber to install a water meter at my 3 flat. We had a plumber lined up and then he backed out because he didn't want to go get the license and meter from the city. Lots of plumbers have said they don't do it. The city is requiring that we install one or face fines.

Anyone have a reasonably priced suggestion? We had one several thousand dollar estimate (over the phone, without looking at the property) and I can't believe it would cost that much to install so would like to get several more estimates before committing.

Thank you!

  • Call Hugh the owner at Vander Bosch. They did all my plumbing for 2nd floor for rehab and they're awesome the plumber John does great work and will take care of anything for you.
    (872) 208-7641

  • Hugh at Vanderbosch is great - they do everything from sewer, etc and sure they can do it - sometimes they can be expensive - but they will do it super well and on time and show up when they say they will. Sometimes it is worth the extra$$ for good service and reliability.

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Serious Security Threat

My wife got this on our home machine (see image below). It would appear this malware has infiltrated out machine and others.

http://checkwhocalled.com/phone-number/1-888-252-5733

http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-888-252-5733

http://www.mycallbot.com/numbers/8882525733

Just giving everyone the heads up! Anyone else see this?

I actually tried calling from my work phone and someone picked up and hung up.

3 days ago

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Potholes in alleys

This may be a dumb question since there are thousands of potholes on the main streets that haven't been repaired, but I put in two requests to the city website to fix a crater in our alley after emailing our landlord. Both requests were later confirmed as "fulfilled" by the alert system, but nothing was fixed.

Has anyone had any luck with the city fixing alley potholes or do I need to get out my shovel in the spring?

  • Jason is correct. Instead of using multiple reports to set priorities, the city uses them to extend the time they have to complete them. It's all about the statistics.

  • Pray to the God of your choice about it.

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Register to vote by 3/10

In order to vote in the runoff election, the registration deadline is 3/10. Info about how and where is in the article. http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150226/downtown/can-i-vote-runoff-if-im-not-already-registered

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Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center Opens New Orthopedic Center

The new Presence Medical Group (PMG) Orthopedic Center recently opened in a fully renovated space in the Presence Saint Elizabeth Professional Office Building, 1431 N. Western Ave., Suite 134, Chicago. Opening this new center is part of Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center’s (PSMEMC) efforts to expand its orthopedic service line to serve the growing needs of the community.

The center houses the practices of three highly skilled orthopedic specialists on staff at PSMEMC –Nicholas Frisch, MD; Randon Johnson,...

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The new Presence Medical Group (PMG) Orthopedic Center recently opened in a fully renovated space in the Presence Saint Elizabeth Professional Office Building, 1431 N. Western Ave., Suite 134, Chicago. Opening this new center is part of Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center’s (PSMEMC) efforts to expand its orthopedic service line to serve the growing needs of the community.

The center houses the practices of three highly skilled orthopedic specialists on staff at PSMEMC –Nicholas Frisch, MD; Randon Johnson, MD and Joseph Sheehan, MD. The facility features eight exam rooms, a large reception area and beautiful waiting room for patient comfort. The office includes a casting area and X-ray equipment conveniently located on site, and free, accessible parking.

The center is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For information or to make an appointment, call 773-235-1915. Read more: http://www.reshealth.org/aboutus/newsroom/press_release.cfm?pressReleaseID=1971

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Chicago's Swimming in Lenten Fish Specials

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What is the city planning on doing with the closed school on Oakley and Lake St?

Does anyone have any idea what the city is planning to do with that land or building? Right now and in the summer it is not much of a park and seems to be only utilized by homeless people who wait for services from St. Malachy's across the street. It would make a great space for a dog park.

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Amber Building/Viva Plaza

Just saw that the first floor doesn't have Lyft training anymore. It now says "ANNEX" and "never sleeps", anyone know what's happening? I have been excited to see the restoration and investment in the neighborhood.

  • Still waiting on anything official, but the rumor is that it's going to be co-working space, even on the ground floor. Doesn't make much sense to me (and I was hoping for a restaurant) but that's what's out there right now. BTW, if you live in the area, join the UK Village Community page on Facebook -- it's being discussed there.

Feb 20

Updated 5 days ago

Ash tree removal due to Emerald Ash Borer

Hey neighbors, I have very sad news to share.

Chicago has been devastated by the EAB, an invasive species that kills ash trees in as little as 2 years. They're the small, shiny, green bugs you have probably seen on the trees during the past two years. If you notice small "shoots" projecting from the base of trees, you can bet that's a tree that's been infected by EAB. Basically every tree in our neighborhood has been affected and will...

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Hey neighbors, I have very sad news to share.

Chicago has been devastated by the EAB, an invasive species that kills ash trees in as little as 2 years. They're the small, shiny, green bugs you have probably seen on the trees during the past two years. If you notice small "shoots" projecting from the base of trees, you can bet that's a tree that's been infected by EAB. Basically every tree in our neighborhood has been affected and will probably be destroyed in the next year or two.

Ash trees are a staple of Chicago's neighborhoods. I live next to one of the tallest and most amazing trees in the neighborhood (on the 1200 block of W. Huron) and it's tagged for removal.

The tree has been noticeably suffering over the past year and I'm utterly distraught that it will be removed. Not only is it beautiful, it served to shade and protect the house and really beautified the block. It's going to be extremely bare without it. I've always joked with my wife that when that tree goes, we go too...I just was hoping it wouldn't be so soon.

I'm hoping the city has a more amicable solution than uprooting our century-old Ash trees, though the EAB is essentially a death sentence for our Ash trees. Will there be a replacement? Saplings? Anything? I called the Forestry department but got no significant answers.

i just wanted to share my lament. If you see the giant tree on Huron with the orange signs taped to it, take a moment to admire how strong and amazing of a tree it was - it will be gone by the end of the month.

  • For those of us who enjoy Skinner Park in the West Loop, we can say our fairwell to a number of those trees as well. Notably the trees that align the Loomis pedestrian path between Monroe & Adams. Sad, as those trees provided nice shade in the Summer, and were a beautiful part of these park.

  • I am happy to report the marked Ash trees on our block were pruned today and not cut down.

Feb 22

Updated 6 days ago

Need Help with Sewing Project

Hi - I have a sewing project that I am seeking help with.

The project involved making several hanging panels with pouches for a small specialty club. The hanging panels are sort of like the hanging shoe bags you see on the back of closet doors. We need some fairly heavy fabric to be used for the main backing and I have an example of an existing one to show anyone that may be interested in the project.

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Hi - I have a sewing project that I am seeking help with.

The project involved making several hanging panels with pouches for a small specialty club. The hanging panels are sort of like the hanging shoe bags you see on the back of closet doors. We need some fairly heavy fabric to be used for the main backing and I have an example of an existing one to show anyone that may be interested in the project.

The panels aren’t terribly complicated but obviously someone with some sewing or seamstress experience would be best suited to tackle this. We would purchase all material and pay for the panels to be created.

I gathered a list of sewing shops I found on-line and will probably email them but thought I would throw it out here to EveryBlock to see what some of my creative neighbors suggest!

Thank you for any suggestions.

  • Go to the Polish lady at F&G cleaners on Grand, east if Damen right next to Albany Steel. She sews. I take everything to her. She is wonderful!

  • Yes I agree, Christine at F & G is the best.

  • yep, I agree Christine is the best

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Feb 23

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Vote, Then Drink: Election Night Beer Events

The Paramount Room, 415 N. Milwaukee Ave., hosts a Forbidden Root beer dinner from 6 to 9pm. For $65 a person, you...

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Beer and candy go together, as you will find at Katherine Anne Confections, 2745 W. Armitage, tonight from 5:30 to 8:30pm. Caramels, truffles and marshmallows infused with beers, liquors...

Starting at 7p, Fountainhead, 1970 W. Montrose Ave., hosts its fifth annual celebration of dark beer and dark music, It Might Get Dark...

  • I thought you were suppose to drink and then vote...

  • Ravens Yes.I can fix that.

    Chicago Voting Rules;
    1. Get up early, drink, vote.
    2. Go home, drink, shave beard, vote again.
    3. Go home, drink, shave mustache, vote again.
    VOTE EARLY
    VOTE OFTEN
    I think this plagiarism.

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Updated Feb 23

See Roberto Maldonado's death-threat poster.

Hi, This message does only apply for people who live within the 26th Ward.

See posted photograph. The photograph was taken at the Puerto Rican Cultural Center at 2753 West Division Street. Roberto Maldonado is closely involved with the Puerto Rican Cultural Center and he is a strong promoter of the organizations cause, political agenda and working methods. The poster was not only used at the Puerto Rican Cultural Center but was displayed at many places throughout the 26th Ward....

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Hi, This message does only apply for people who live within the 26th Ward.

See posted photograph. The photograph was taken at the Puerto Rican Cultural Center at 2753 West Division Street. Roberto Maldonado is closely involved with the Puerto Rican Cultural Center and he is a strong promoter of the organizations cause, political agenda and working methods. The poster was not only used at the Puerto Rican Cultural Center but was displayed at many places throughout the 26th Ward. The poster was developed by Maldonado and a local group of influential politicians and business men closely associated with him. You can read about the group at: http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/November-2014/Jose-Lopez-Humboldt-Park

The poster was developed as part of a campaign to create race hate and tension between the various ethnic groups in the 26th Ward. The goal was to stop non-Puerto Ricans to move into the 26th Ward and to intimidate "outside" entrepreneurs and visitors. Other posters in the campaign showed families and children with ethnically characteristic features together with the headline "NO SE VENDE" and "NOT FOR SALE".

Together with the 26th Ward's homicide statistics the posters were read as a real death threat for people who recently moved into the 26th Ward and for people who visited the area. Some residents in the 26th Ward still have bullet holes in their windows from the time of these posters. The campaign changed mid-through Maldonado's term and the same windows that previously showed the death-threat posters are now showing posters promoting the release of a convicted terrorist. You can, however, still buy t-shirts and buttons with "NOT FOR SALE" messages at some of Maldonado's associate's businesses close to his office on Division Street. There is also active websites dedicated to creating tension between Puerto Ricans and all others in the 26th Ward.

  • Jose Johnson e.g. Bridgeport block captain; Java Jolt Cafe owne

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    The average rent in Smith Park and the 26th Ward area between Western and Damen by the Ukrainian Village HHDC are several times higher which means that the profit margins are much higher for HHDC and Bickerdike. Therefore, Maldonado has strong interests in develop large high-density government...

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    Continued from above.
    The average rent in Smith Park and the 26th Ward area between Western and Damen by the Ukrainian Village HHDC are several times higher which means that the profit margins are much higher for HHDC and Bickerdike. Therefore, Maldonado has strong interests in develop large high-density government subsidized housing in these areas.

    It is possible to say that Roberto Maldonado's death-threat campaign has been successful as the unemployment in the 26th Ward is record high at 17% and many businesses have successfully been kept out of the Ward. He and his associates has succeeded to get large high-density government subsidized housing projects through despite solid resistance from home owners in the area. Maldonado and his associates can look forward to 99 years of large amount of money streaming in.

    Please, do not vote for Roberto Maldonado.

  • NAFSBUC Walking my Fitbit and Flatcoat 10k steps/day

    OMG! Sometimes the total level of corruption actually DOES surprise me....

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Chicago craft beer events: February 23–26

Paramount Room, 415 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago (312) 829-6300

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The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon Dr. Chicago (773) 755-5100

Northdown Cafe & Taproom, 3244 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago (773) 697-7578

Fountainhead, 1970 W. Montrose Ave, Chicago (773) 697-8204

Sheffield's Beer and Wine Garden, 3258 N Sheffield Ave., Chicago (773) 281-4989

Tuman's Tap & Grill, 2159 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago 773-782-1400

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