7 min ago

Water damaged buildings and the sickness they can casue

If you or your child have been affected by a water damaged and/or mold laden building, please see the following Facebook page;

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Environmental illness is very real and many are suffering without ever knowing why. Please pass this along.

20 hours ago

Updated 56 min ago

Police activity near Winnemac?

Anyone know what's up near Winnemac Park? Police helicopter circling with spotlight turned in, and lots of sirens...

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

    The PD is doing helicopter patrols over Rogers Park nightly, in an attempt to reduce the gang violence. After the arson of a gang members vehicle, and then a street murder a few days later, there is fear of an escalating gang war. So, possibly it was quicker and more advantageous to divert a copter to the park to flush out the perpetrator? Good move, if so!

  • George F in Ravenswood displaced New Yorker

    Police helicopters patrol just like squad cars do, and will get involved in car and foot chases when necessary. Sometimes the beat officer will see someone wanted for whatever reason, and will call for dogs and helicopters to help out when the guy takes off. Fairly common. A few years...

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    Police helicopters patrol just like squad cars do, and will get involved in car and foot chases when necessary. Sometimes the beat officer will see someone wanted for whatever reason, and will call for dogs and helicopters to help out when the guy takes off. Fairly common. A few years ago there was an incident in the Bucktown area, where a film crew was filming scenes for the TV show, Chicago Hope. During the filming, a junkie jumped into one of their vehicles containing expensive equipment. in an effort to steal it. The film crew chased the stolen truck, and eventually the CPD were called and became involved in chase. The guy was eventually caught after abandoning the truck, and following a lengthy foot chase. He was dodging in and out of alleys, gangways and vacant buildings, and with the help of the helicopters was found on a rooftop of a building at Maplewood and Division streets. Occasionally both worlds collide. This may have been one of those rare occurrences.

1 hour ago

Garage space needed!

Hello I would like to rent a garage space till January 1st. I live near damen and grace. I would like to get one fairly soon.
Thanks
Paul

5 days ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Nightly disturbances in alley south of waveland, north of addison, between hamilton and hoyne.

Hi,

For the past 2 weeks or so, I have been woken up every night by very loud, seemingly deliberate noises (garbage bin shaking, metal screeching, pounding) coming from my alley. At first, they were consistently occurring at 4:30am. The past few nights, I have been hearing them anywhere between 2am and 4:30am.

Normally, these alleys are very quiet. These noises in the wee hours of the morning are easily the loudest during any hour in that area with the exception of maybe garbage and recycling pick up.

I would really appreciate any help.

Thanks!

  • If I hear something out of the ordinary in the alley in the middle of the night, I'm calling 911. If it means I get fined, so be it, I'm not taking any chances with a 6 year old in the house. I'm 99.9% sure that all parents feel the same.

  • George F in Ravenswood displaced New Yorker

    Grace nailed it. If you had known what the noises were you would've said so. You don't know, that's why you call 911, because you don't know. Let the police handle it. You're not going to get fined for calling 911, if you fear that there is a potentially dangerous...

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    Grace nailed it. If you had known what the noises were you would've said so. You don't know, that's why you call 911, because you don't know. Let the police handle it. You're not going to get fined for calling 911, if you fear that there is a potentially dangerous situation outside your house. The people who get arrested for making false 911 calls are the type of people who like to see the lights and sirens coverge on an area, much like the idiots who pull fire alarms for fun.

7 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Beans and bagels chef

I saw a post on the Beans and bagels page that their pastry chef was injured in an attack on Rockwell but no details were given - anyone know what happened?

  • KCW

    Not sure their fb post just said he was attacked by 4 men on Rockwell - I'm assuming it was going to or coming from work. Thank goodness he is going to be ok.

  • I've been trying to find more info, too. Is alarming.

18 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Winnemac blocked off/helicopters

Anyone know what's happening by Winnemac park right now? The park is blocked off on Hoyne by a bunch of police officers and there's helicopters circling the area.

  • se

    I wrote to Pawer's office last night to get some info. The helicopters started a bit later than the rest of the week. I admit they make me nervous as I assume it's a TV news station covering a fire or something icky.

  • Mike from The Square Lincoln Square Circa 2004

    When our police are sent to the south side, the south siders come here for free pickings.

17 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

winnemac

i just spoke with police in the park: "Armed robbery, 2 blacks in hoodies with a pistol." Helicopter using infrared to search.

  • nibblythings Ravenswood Resident

    The person who posted the description of the suspects was quoting the police - notice the quotation marks in this post. Let's try not to attack the person who was simply posting what the police said.

  • Mike from The Square Lincoln Square Circa 2004

    Let's not be politically correct and call it as it is.

Aug 15

Updated 4 hours ago

Who streams with Roku?

Groupon had a deal on Roku Streaming Stick with 2 Months Free of Hulu Plus and I wanted to get some opinions on Roku, Netflix, Hulu and any other avenues of grabbing movie, tv and etc. Thanks!

18 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Helicopter Circling at Damen/Foster

This is the third time in the last six days that I've observed this (I know some other people on EB have seen this, as well). Though the last two times it was around 8 p.m. Tonight, it did it around 8 p.m., and now at 10:30, it's been going for at least 10-15 minutes. Anyone have an idea of what this is?

  • Bill Near Rockwell L

    I read that various aldermen have put pressure on the police to do SOMETHING to reduce crime, Joe Moore in Rogers Park has specifically requested police helicopter patrols, so maybe we will be seeing more CPD Air these days. Police air squads can be effective, eye in the sky and all that.

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

    Better than more gang infiltration in your neighborhood? If the Rogers Park patrols are making it harder for them to operate just north of you... Better than gunfire!

20 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Hourly office space for child therapy

I'm looking for a professional office in North Center, Lincoln Square or Roscoe Village in which there's a private office available for hourly rental no more than 2-4 hours per week, with a waiting area for parent(s).

  • SK Khalsa Yoga Lady

    I am subleasing my therapy office on Tuesdays, 4-10 pm.... Ravenswood Ave. I think you can reply to me and we can discuss via email.

  • I might also be aware of an office that is subleasing as well. As with SK, you can reply back and find a way to connect via email. How soon is the need? BTW, I am NOT a realtor but a friend has an office space.

17 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Police helicopter - there is NO filming going on

It is a police helicopter searching for someone. They are NOT filming. 45 minutes ago I spoke to a 311 operator who mistakenly said they were filming. Then 1/2 hour ago I spoke to an officer at the police station on Lincoln who said they called the chopper from downtown to search for two suspects who "jumped" someone in the park. I was just told 5 minutes ago they did not find who they were looking for.

The policeman also told me the park has gang activity at night

18 hours ago

Updated 7 hours ago

helicopter

Do anyone know what is going on around Ravenswood /Lincoln Square area?I keep hearing a helicopter.

8 hours ago

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Dec 01 2012

Updated 9 hours ago

Apartment burglary

My friend's second-floor apartment near Damen/Lawrence unfortunately was burglarized during the day yesterday. Her laptop and jewelry were stolen, as well as a backpack to haul the stuff in, apparently. Thankfully her cute little cats were unharmed. The doors were bolted when she came home and no windows were broken, so they're not sure yet how the thief got in but they think he must have had a key somehow, possibly from/as a previous tenant.

That uncomfortable theory might raise questions of security and safety for all us renters out there. It also underscores the importance of having renter's insurance.

I hope karma bites that guy right in the a**.

  • b in edgewater/andersonville interested resident and business owner

    I wanted to address the issue of always making sure you have renters insurance. People tend to think the builidng they live in is totally secure and they " don't really own anything". Break ins are traumatic and the last thing you want to deal with is worrying about who pays for what. Get renters insurance. Barbara Janusek State Farm agency on Broadway and Bryn Mawr will get you coverage for less than $12.00 a month.

  • Agree with b, renters insurance also covers your personal property in your car if you have a break in. Your car insurance doesn't.

9 hours ago

Dirndl or lederhosen needed for Oktoberfest 9/24

Anyone selling or renting their dirndl?

11 hours ago

2 days ago

Updated 11 hours ago

Winter Escape

Hey Everyone!

Quick note for you mom's and dad's, music lovers and just good ol' fashion neighbors;

Sad about summer coming to an end and all the fun (not too mention outdoor activities) that come with it and was wondering if anyone would be interested in starting some sort of discussion around a library themed evening event?

I realize beer will likely not be sold at the library (d@mn) but my Fall might be a lot cooler if I could...

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Hey Everyone!

Quick note for you mom's and dad's, music lovers and just good ol' fashion neighbors;

Sad about summer coming to an end and all the fun (not too mention outdoor activities) that come with it and was wondering if anyone would be interested in starting some sort of discussion around a library themed evening event?

I realize beer will likely not be sold at the library (d@mn) but my Fall might be a lot cooler if I could slide into Winter knowing that there would be something community oriented to take my daughter too during the Winter (outside of Wiggle Worms, Swim Class, etc.).

1.) Has this ever been discussed? (Hosting something at the Library - )
2.) Who else feels the same?

Personally, the thought of not having one or two nights a week to "plan" for stuff in the face of bitter cold and dark skies would go a long way towards breaking "Chiberia".

(I apologize in advance if that's too many cold winter references, but hey, it's coming.)

Best!

  • I'd love to join a beginner bridge club if it fit my schedule.

  • kayandcharlie Monticello dweller

    I'd like to join a beginners bridge club also. many many years ago I learned some of the basics but not sure I can remember them now. I need to learn bidding strategy

Mar 17

Updated 12 hours ago

Band of Bohemia

does anyone know when / if this project will be coming to Ravenswood. a google search turned up an article from a year ago. it was supposed to be located at 4700-12 N. Ravenswood Ave
http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20130416/ravenswood/band-of-bohemia-brewpub-sets-sights-on-ravenswood-corridor

  • pawar's facebook page posted "The zoning for @bandofbohemia just passed City Council." on march 5th.

  • Pawar said they are shooting for a fall 2014 opening.

  • SC

    Anyone heard an update? There still is nothing at their website URL. Fall is right around the corner, fingers crossed.

15 hours ago

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41 hours ago

Updated 17 hours ago

Loud Noise and Screaming at Hermitage/Winnemac?

At around 9:30pm this evening I heard a loud boom followed by a girl screaming a few times around Hermitage and Winnemac. I looked out seconds later and saw people walking their dogs/ on bikes etc...Just a little freaked out from the noise. Did anyone else catch it? Hoping it was nothing.

2 days ago

Updated 17 hours ago

Anyone have a garage space for rent?

I just moved up to Lincoln Square, but my apartment only has street parking and my car is a plug-in hybrid (Chevy Volt) that I would like to be able to plug in at night. I would of course be willing to pay for the extra electricity, though it doesn't use much. There wasn't any noticeable increase in the electric bill at my last place.

Let me know!

  • I've been watching parking for the area on Craigslist and parkingspot.com for a while and I've seen quite a few garage spots come up (out of my price range, but sounds worth it for you). Also I am jealous of your Volt :)

  • Lincoln Square Lauren craft & cat enthusiast

    I saw a sign for garage space for rent over on Lawrence and Wolcott.

2 days ago

Updated 20 hours ago

Comcast internet outage Lincoln Square...?

My internet has been balled up since last night around 3 AM, my line speed is all over the place, jumping from 0.1 MB/sec to the 50 MB/sec that I pay for and back again second-by-second. DNS seems FUBAR.The DOCSIS config file bound to my cable modem looks wrong, which has my cable modem saying "IPV6 ONLY" which doesn't really seem right either....

Comcast is acknowledging a problem on their Customer Account - Support page, I wonder how widespread it is.

Anyone else out there having Comcast Internet issues?

  • it was down at our office today until 3PM. We are on Western just south of Montrose. We had nothing and no phone. Not happy second time in a month.

  • NCV

    My outage was a personal one, connection into the building was shoddy.

23 hours ago

Jul 16

Updated 25 hours ago

New food co-op being formed. Get involved!

There is a new members-based, food coop being formed in the area. There will be an information session Thursday, July 17th at 7pm and Saturday, July 19th at 11am in Chase Park (Ashland and Leland). Read more at http://www.chicagomarket.coop/ We have nearly 200 members signed up already. Spread the word and bring a friend.

  • I know nothing about the promoters of this new co-op. Do they have experience managing or owning grocery stores?

  • SpamAlert Spamophobic

    Hey, astat! It just occurred to me that I don't want a thousand people emailing me (Spam!), so let's just have them give "thanks" to your post above. That way we'll also know that no hanky-panky is going on with me cooking the books, or whatever. Same terms and conditions apply.

3 days ago

Updated 25 hours ago

Comcast anyone ?

How widespread is this COMCAST internet issue today ?

We've been out (or barely running) all day over here near Lawrence & Rockwell.

Comcast first said it had been going on since last night and would be on again a 2:30 pm ... and then that time came and went.

How can I post this ? Very carefully - sneaking through a rare ultra-slow service point evidently.

(Comcast should seriously look into improving the way they handle their customers)

  • One more thing I'll add. In all my years in Chicagoland, I've used comcast. Never really had any issues with them in general. Except for just recently, they managed to get my billing right, and at one point sent me a free modem and router (which I'm still using). Part...

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    One more thing I'll add. In all my years in Chicagoland, I've used comcast. Never really had any issues with them in general. Except for just recently, they managed to get my billing right, and at one point sent me a free modem and router (which I'm still using). Part of me feels that things have changed in the last 2-3 years.

    The thing I always heard about RCN was that they had anti-competitive habits, like signing deals with landlords where once they signed up one customer in the building, they had to stop providing competing services or something. Not sure how true that was, or if it's still true.

  • painhertz butterknife ninja

    I've never heard anything about RCN being "anti-competitive" I have heard about Comcast buildings, Direct-TV buildings etc, though.

2 days ago

Updated 28 hours ago

Running/Walking Groups?

Any running/walking groups people enjoy in our neighborhood or surrounding neighborhoods?

  • Robin in Rogers Park Owner of Cats in the City, LLC

    Hi Michelle, Fleet Feet like LeighF said above. I've gone once to their Monday night runs and once to the Chick's night.

    I could use a running partner - my schedule is kind of erratic, but I am not a fan of running alone, especially with the darker earlier now.

    I am about a 12 mm - I am a new runner, so I am not fast. I am good for 5K.

    R.

  • Neighborly1~ Values community.

    I'm interested in a walking group or walking partner(s). Evenings or some weekdays are best for me.

3 days ago

Updated 28 hours ago

Chicago Tribune trial I didn't ask for

Recently I received a letter from a debt collector on behalf of the Chicago Tribune. The company claimed that I owed $32.25 and that I needed to pay them immediately--or I could call them to plead my case.

Naturally, I called them. They refused to produce evidence of the debt or explain where it came from --other than to direct me to Chicago Tribune.

So I called Chicago Tribune. They claimed that I had signed up for a Tribune trial...

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Recently I received a letter from a debt collector on behalf of the Chicago Tribune. The company claimed that I owed $32.25 and that I needed to pay them immediately--or I could call them to plead my case.

Naturally, I called them. They refused to produce evidence of the debt or explain where it came from --other than to direct me to Chicago Tribune.

So I called Chicago Tribune. They claimed that I had signed up for a Tribune trial from a door-to-door salesperson/kid asking for a donation for their education. They said that I had been receiving newspapers for months (I hadn't) and they had been sending me bills.

I have no idea what they were talking about. Neither does my wife. We'd never seen a door-to-door Tribune salesperson, much less signed up for a subscription. If the Trib had sent any bills, we probably assumed it was unsolicited junk mail.

The customer service rep eventually credited the account, but not before admitting that there were others like me calling in about their own mystery bills.

My suspicion is that this door-to-door "salesperson" put us on the list without consulting us. I'm curious to know if anyone else has experienced this.

  • MandaLeigh Here I Is.

    Chaya, I just heard that on "This American Life" last week! I never knew that before the episode, and it's extremely beneficial to know that for instances exactly like this.

  • Kristi Nommensen Dorson Girl Scout Daisy / Brownie Co-Leader

    Though I suspect this was not the Trib's fault, I am not at all a fan of the way they do business in regards to subscriptions. Twice in my life I have signed up for subscription deals through salespeople at my door or on the street, and twice have indicated...

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    Though I suspect this was not the Trib's fault, I am not at all a fan of the way they do business in regards to subscriptions. Twice in my life I have signed up for subscription deals through salespeople at my door or on the street, and twice have indicated I want it to be non renewing, and have been assured it won't renew. (I only use it for coupons, and I have a bad habit of letting them pile up rather than using them, which then reminds me why I don't subscribe in the first place!) And both times, they have renewed, won't stop delivering the paper, they keep sending me bills, when I call I have to call multiple numbers to get it taken care of. Both times I've been sent to collections over it too, and have had to call to resolve it multiple times. It's a huge time waster and it makes me really angry.

Sep 02

Updated 29 hours ago

Dog Walker Wanted

Looking for a dependable neighborhood dog walker for Otis, our two-year old Blue Heeler rescue. Any recommendations? We are open to dog-walking businesses or independents! Thanks for your time.

  • My husband and I use Keith from Cruisin' Canines for our pup and he has been great.

  • Laura B, an independent walker above at 773-663-6868 is well liked by her clients who trust her wholeheartedly with their dogs. She is very reliable and I highly recommend. You will be very happy and so will your dog.

30 hours ago

Baker Miller Opens Monday: We've Got Your Sneak Peek

Baker Miller, 4610 N. Western Ave., will open at 7:30 a.m.

46 hours ago

Updated 31 hours ago

Disturbance at Irving and Lincoln: man wielding a pole

Anyone have any information about the man at the intersection of Irving Park, Damen, and Lincoln? About 10 cop cars were there dealing with a man wielding a pole.

  • It was at around 1 in the afternoon. Don't know what happened, but it was cleared up in less than 30 minutes.

  • What kind of pole, how long? I encountered a shady character while out walking the dog yesterday late morning on Lakewood/School - he was walking while carrying some sort of wooden or metal "pole" maybe a foot & a half long but doing these crazy "moves" with it like one...

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    What kind of pole, how long? I encountered a shady character while out walking the dog yesterday late morning on Lakewood/School - he was walking while carrying some sort of wooden or metal "pole" maybe a foot & a half long but doing these crazy "moves" with it like one would do w/ nunchucks. Nobody was around and I was nervous he would use it on me - we would've passed each other but I crossed the street. He was a short African American, wearing baggy jeans and an American flag bandana on his head.

2 days ago

Updated 32 hours ago

Chicago Republican

Re Sun Times: "We need a mayor for all of us. Progressive Democrat Karen Lewis is considering a campaign against Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel," the writing says. "Join the “People’s Movement” for inclusion, equity, racial justice and participatory democracy and contribute today to help us reverse the bad policies of Mayor 1%."

Don't get me wrong, I respect Lewis. She's smart and fearless. She's also a left of Michael Moore.
I am watching the PBS series "The Roosevelt's" and these top 10 Presidents were both 1%ers. Please tell me, is she really the better choice for our city at this time?

  • See Tea Lasagna Lover

    You think our taxes are bad now? I shudder thinking what would happen with that hog in charge.

  • Catbus Philosopher, Third-Class

    "That hog"?

32 hours ago

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3 days ago

Updated 33 hours ago

Italian Language Classes in Schools

Hi Everyone,

I'm new to the area and wondering if anyone knows of a local school with instruction in Italian? I'm having a hard time finding one.

Thanks!

Sep 04

Updated 33 hours ago

Dog Attack

I wanted to post about this in case anyone has had a similar experience. My husband and I were walking our 6 month old puppy one day and an owner and his pit bull mix (grey and white) was standing outside our gate. We were on Wolcott Ave. The dog jumped and bit our dog on the face and wouldn't let go. The owner acted like this has happened more than once and our dog had a swollen mouth for...

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I wanted to post about this in case anyone has had a similar experience. My husband and I were walking our 6 month old puppy one day and an owner and his pit bull mix (grey and white) was standing outside our gate. We were on Wolcott Ave. The dog jumped and bit our dog on the face and wouldn't let go. The owner acted like this has happened more than once and our dog had a swollen mouth for a few days and now has scarring / scabbing. We were so upset that we tried to get away and didn't get the person's name/number. We had never seen them on our street/neighborhood before but if anyone seems them please be careful. The guy did say afterword that the dog was not friendly. We are not sure why he was even walking the dog in public. If you see them or know who they are we would love to get their information for our dog's sake.

35 hours ago

Sep 02

Updated 35 hours ago

Lincoln Square Athletic Club Memberships for sale - discounted non-profit rate (2)

My husband and I may be moving to a neighborhood without close access to another CAC. We'd be selling our membership October through April 2015. We'd be open to paying the transfer fee and you would get the discounted non-profit employee rate ($65/ mo X2). Message me for details if you're interested.

I've been a member at a number of gyms and have found LSAC to be tremendous

  • fiatlux Writer

    I still have one membership available. First person to message me on EB gets it.

  • Hi, there is no option to e-mail you on your profile page, but if somehow someone hasn't gotten to the last membership yet, I'm very interested! Thanks!

39 hours ago

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2 days ago

Updated 43 hours ago

Zigge, Zagge, Zigge, Zagge, Hoi, Hoi, Hoi! We've Got Your Oktoberfest Guide

Chicago Brauhaus, 4732 N. Lincoln Ave., is arguable the grandaddy of them all, with Oktoberfest specials running Sept. 24 - Oct. 26...

...the country, its history and perhaps even its language, DANK Haus German American Cultural Center, 4740 N. Western Ave., offers a full slate of programs and classes on all things Deutsche, every month of...

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Laschet's Inn, 2119 W. Irving Park Rd., will be tapping a different Oktoberfest beer each week during October. You'll definitely want...

Planning on heading to Mirabell Restaurant, 3454 W. Addison St.? You're going to have some catching up to do — they've been celebrating Oktoberfest...

If the weather cooperates, you can't beat Resi's Bierstube, 2034 W. Irving Park Road, which boasts one of the city's best beer gardens. These folks know their German...

New this year at Fountainhead's annual Oktoberfest bash, Sept. 22, there will be live music on the rooftop courtesy of Alpine Thunder. The band takes the stage at 8 p.m., but the beer starts flowing at 6 p.m., with plenty of domestic and imported Oktoberfest brews on tap, 1970 W. Montrose Ave.

...the action with its first-ever Okto-Beer-Fest, 3-9 p.m., Sept. 27, 1940 W. Foster Ave. The event is a joint collaboration between the Bowmanville Community Organization and the Griffin Theatre...

Prost! St. Benedict pays homage to the parish's German roots during its 49th Annual OktoberFest, Oct. 3-5, 2215 W. Irving Park Road. In addition to food, music and, of course, beer, the festival also features carnival midway rides, activities and games.

...double the fun. The event is scheduled for 7 p.m. to midnight, Oct. 18, 4626 N. Knox Ave. Tickets are available for purchase online...

  • On Friday 9/19/2014, the DANK Haus is hosting an Wine Fest Open Haus and Kulturkueche cooking class. We will be making German Zwiebelkuchen, which is an onion tart in a yeast crust (like pizza dough). Both events start at 7:30 p.m. www.dankhaus.com for more information

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