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Orthodontist Recommendation for adult

I'm looking for recommendations for orthodontists that work with adults. Or any to avoid. I'm most interested in the effectiveness of their work but any information is appreciated. North side of the city or Evanston/Skokie are the ideal locations. Thanks in advance.

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Slow Internent = Net Neutrality Issue?

Just curious if anyone else in the area has been experiencing substantial slow downs in internet access? I have Comcast Broadband and a Linksys wifi router, and over the past 2-3 weeks, during peak periods i.e. late afternoon and early evenings, we experience major slow downs in web page loading, and streaming video or music pretty much does not work due to slow loading. Late at night or if we switch to data plan instead of wifi things are fine. Just trying to figure out if this is a router problem, a comcast problem (don't think so) or just what all the talk about net neutrality was about. Thanks!

  • Definitely change the channel on your wifi router/modem. I was having this problem a while back with the devices that connected by wifi. I changed the channel from automatic to a specific channel (tried a few different channels) and the problems were gone.
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    Definitely change the channel on your wifi router/modem. I was having this problem a while back with the devices that connected by wifi. I changed the channel from automatic to a specific channel (tried a few different channels) and the problems were gone.
    to access the router most are set at this address http://192.168.1.1

    You might find it password protected. Most can be accessed with the username: admin and the password: password
    Go to wifi settings and change the channel from auto to something else.

    Here is a website that explains a bit on how to that better than I can-
    http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/21132/change-your-wi-fi-router-channel-to-optimize-your-wireless-signal/

  • Sara on Paulina.. same ordeal for me, too. I have blast and upgraded my modem to new Motorola Surfboard to to make most of it, but haven't been successful in getting it to work. Like you, Comcast sent signal a gajillion times. I even returned first one I bought thinking it was defective, but still,no dice with second one. Maybe I'll try netgear. Comcast really is the worst. Sigh. I'd rather have this problem over lots others, though.

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Orange cat wandering

A medium haired orange tabby has been wandering around Winona & Leavitt lately. It does not appear to be feral but is quite skittish and runs away when approached. Does anyone know to whom it belongs? Lastly, it is not Chester. I've received calls in this regard which brings me here to find out.

  • Craig Born and raised in the city.

    I would see this cat all the time on Giddings. Little old lady owns him. She lives on the north side of Giddings, few houses east of Oakley. He usually goes home by himself. I believe the cat's name is Reggie.

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Ravenswood School

I'm a teacher at Ravenswood School looking to get support with getting a computer for my special education students to use. Any help would be greatly appreciated. The code inspire when used at checkout will have DonorsChoose match any donations given but only for the next 6 days. Please help if you can. http://www.donorschoose.org/project/chrome-drives-our-writing/1293017/?challenged=314417

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See a Man Pulling at Gutters on Garages in the Alley?

Didn’t witness it first hand but last night when we arrived home around 7 pm we found our neighbors talking in the alley. I guess a man with a truck was pulling at the gutters over a garage. When confronted by a neighbor, not the garage owner, he was gruff then drove off without answering the neighbor as to what he was doing. Later, the elderly neighbor who owns the garage came out and confirmed that she wasn’t having work done on the garage. Has anyone else seen or heard of something similar going on?

  • The Crusty Pirate Old crotchety pirate captain (retired)

    This is almost like overhearing a conversation between Watson and Holmes.

    ; )

  • Indy's Mom northcenter resident

    A guy came to my door a few weeks ago claiming that he was doing work on our gutters. I think he mistook is for renters bc when I told him I owned my duplex he quickly left. He drove a pick up and was probably looking for scrap metal as well.

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I found a wallet

I found a wallet on Friday, August 29 around 4:00pm at the corner of Sunnyside and Ravenswood. There is no ID in the wallet, but if you can describe the wallet and its contents I will return it to you.

  • Leather brown wallet pictures of nephew and godndaughter social security card and ventra cwrd and jewels card

  • Michelle- if it was you that came into le cafe the other day, I have passed on your son's info to this person. I haven't heard back.

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'Dinner in the Beer Garden': a feast-ive celebration of harvest season (Wednesday, September 24th)

Calling all Chicago area locavores! We invite you to join us at River Valley Farmer's Table (1820 W Wilson Ave) on September 24th for a feast-ive celebration of harvest season inspired by Lucy Saunders' new book, 'Dinner in the Beer Garden'. This relaxing, come-as-you-are dinner features local, seasonal ingredients from the organic garden of River Valley Ranch & Kitchens (Burlington, WI), presented in five, family-style courses prepared by chef Jordan Rose.

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Calling all Chicago area locavores! We invite you to join us at River Valley Farmer's Table (1820 W Wilson Ave) on September 24th for a feast-ive celebration of harvest season inspired by Lucy Saunders' new book, 'Dinner in the Beer Garden'. This relaxing, come-as-you-are dinner features local, seasonal ingredients from the organic garden of River Valley Ranch & Kitchens (Burlington, WI), presented in five, family-style courses prepared by chef Jordan Rose.

The meal will include selected local craft brews that are expertly paired by Lucy (@lucybeercook) and Jim Javenkoski (@localfoodwisdom), the co-hosts of this informative event. Additionally, River Valley Ranch & Kitchens owner Eric Rose will be present to share his story about the farm, which is renown for its cultivation of mushrooms. Each guest who purchases a ticket will receive a copy of Lucy's new book, 'Dinner in the Beer Garden', a $28.95 retail value! Tickets are available exclusively via Brown Paper Tickets:

http://rvfarmerstable.brownpapertickets.com/

Doors open at 6:30 PM and the first course will be served at approximately 7 PM. Menu details are forthcoming...

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Found keys on Damen near Ainslie

Found these yesterday while weeding/edging along sidewalk. Key tag had Galter Life Center mailing address so I dropped in mailbox. Should be available at Galter later this week.

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STEP TOGETHER: A Community Fun Walk

The date has been set, the locations have been confirmed, the children are pumped up for it, and the entire community awaits it. The Neighborhood Boys & Girls Club proudly presents its inaugural “Step Together: A Community Fun Walk” to take place on Sunday, September 14, 2014 (9am-12pm) to celebrate the beginning of a new school year.

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The date has been set, the locations have been confirmed, the children are pumped up for it, and the entire community awaits it. The Neighborhood Boys & Girls Club proudly presents its inaugural “Step Together: A Community Fun Walk” to take place on Sunday, September 14, 2014 (9am-12pm) to celebrate the beginning of a new school year.

The Neighborhood Boys and Girls Club has been an integral part of this community for over 80 years. We provide after school services to over 1,200 children a year. Our goal for this event is to unite the entire community, students & parents, promote community development, education, and bring the entire neighborhood together to support our schools, our students, and our community.

Students, parents, friends, families, and faculty from local schools and community organizations are encouraged to join us for the NBGC’s Back-to School Walk and Fair. The 3K community stroll begins at Revere Park/NBGC Fields, and continues through Horner Park and ends back at NBGC (the destination of our fun fair with refreshments and entertainment). All entrants receive a water and bananas and the first 300 to sign up receive a commemorative event t-shirt.

Why Walk?
-Spend a beautiful morning with your family and neighbors
-Get to know the people in your community and neighborhood schools
-Support the NBGC and learn of all the programs they offer for our young children
-Get information on local high schools and their programs, our local high schools are making great advancements in education

So please join us in this wonderful community event. Please visit www.NBGC.org for more information or call 773-463-4161. You can email Executive Director, Tom Krier at events@nbgc.org.

Call for more information and the opportunity to sponsor or partner with the event as a Sponsor and supporter of the community and education of our local students.

$10 per person
$25 per family of 4, $5 each additional family member

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Rugs or Lamps for Classroom?

I just got a new teaching job on the West Side (Castellanos Elementary) and I was wondering if anyone has any spare area rugs or lamps they are willing to donate to my classroom! I am a 6th grade reading teacher and trying to accumulate some things quickly so my students feel welcome and comfortable. Thank you for any support!

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EVERYTHING MUST GO. Vintage furniture + Misc. Household Items

Moving on Sunday. Must pick up by tomorrow evening. All prices are reasonably negotiable.
Iron Desk - $75
Tall Black Shelving Units - $75
Fish Tank - $10
Vintage Tabletop - $75
Vintage table and chairs, minor damage - $60
Gold leaf frame with glass - $15

Also, several decorative and household items, hard and soft cover books. All practically new. Name your price when you come by!

  • Did you sell that desk?

  • Mary OKeefe New to the area. Just trying to learn all that I n

    Not yet! But I did move. Send me an email through the Site or text me if interested. 845 - 282 - 3631
    Only 10 minutes away.

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Child's wallet found

We found a child's wallet today on Eastwood street just west of Western. Msg me with the description and contents and we'll be happy to return it.

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Metal scrap place?

Hi Neighbors! Does anyone know of a junk collector or metal scrap place that would take my portable dishwasher (that it seems is too expensive to fix)? I would like to get some money for it...

  • SpamAlert Spamophobic

    Dawn to dusk, it seems! If you're out doing yard work or such, keep an eye out. Or just pull up a chair near the alley and read a book and wait. It won't be long. Hola señor!

  • Neighborly1~ Values community.

    Robin, also thank you for the links and ideas for trying to fix it myself. It is an unusual brand and I have only found one place that will try to fix it - ABT- and it will be $$$. I will check the links you posted.

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Missing cat

Our beloved Sambo was last seen on Aug 27 in Ravenswood. Sambo has long black fur, both sets of claws and a chipped right canine tooth. He usually wears a collar but he is currently not wearing it. Please call 312.498.7638 with any information. Thank you!

  • Scooter's Mom Buena Park resident

    I'm so glad you've been reunited. Another neighbor is still looking for her cat - Katie is looking for Jaden last seen on Margate Terrace. Would you mind let us know how you got Sambo back home? Perhaps you have some good advice. Thanks!

  • I posted on Craigslist on Friday morning and the person who returned him saw the posting that same day. The person who picked Sambo up took Sambo home with him and he lived about 20 minutes north of us. That's the scary part if the cat is found by someone...

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    I posted on Craigslist on Friday morning and the person who returned him saw the posting that same day. The person who picked Sambo up took Sambo home with him and he lived about 20 minutes north of us. That's the scary part if the cat is found by someone and they take the cat out of their neighborhood. Our cat is a roamer and unfortunately his collar had come off and the person who picked him up thought he was lost. Also post on Facebook/lostcatsofIllinois. They have quite a few success stories. Hoping your neighbor finds their cat also! Tell her to look at Craigslist to see if someone posted that they found her cat.

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Good neighbors

Yesterday I was expecting a package from FedEx, but when I arrived home in the evening it was not there. Tracking the package on their website showed it had been delivered. I was upset, certain that someone had stolen it. I went back outside to search more closely, thinking perhaps FedEx had tucked the package in the bushes or a neighbor in my building had moved it. Nothing.

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Yesterday I was expecting a package from FedEx, but when I arrived home in the evening it was not there. Tracking the package on their website showed it had been delivered. I was upset, certain that someone had stolen it. I went back outside to search more closely, thinking perhaps FedEx had tucked the package in the bushes or a neighbor in my building had moved it. Nothing.

As I was sitting on the curb outside my building wondering who would do such a thing, a car drove by and then reversed back. A young man got out of the car and approached my building with a large box. I jumped up to greet him. He asked the address of the building and said the package had mistakenly been left at his door. I was so happy I gave him a hug and thanked him a dozen times. He made my day.

I have no idea who this amazing neighbor is or where he lives. If you are out there sir, THANK YOU! I will be sure to spread the good karma around.

Have a happy and safe holiday weekend everyone!

  • Funny story: weren't getting mail on Fridays; then saw our postman (in uniform) in a pick up bball game.

  • This for sharing! Stories of kindness, especially unexpected, are the best.

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