2 hours ago

Updated 30 min 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...

3 days ago

Updated 4 hours ago

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.

25 hours ago

Updated 10 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 !

4 days ago

Updated 26 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!!

27 hours ago

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2 days ago

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.

2 days ago

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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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  • 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.

5 days ago

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!

3 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.

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    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

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

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5 days ago

SV TCL & Associates Probe Company and Associates Product Review

SV TCL and Associates manufactures some of the latest technology used in very popular products. Although the firm's name is not as popular as these products, the quality of the end-products utilizing these high-tech components owes much from the meticulous process and excellent care that go into their production.

Here are some of the products SV TCL manufactures in its many locations worldwide:

Water Level Chip Scale Package – Because of its small size and its use in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS gadgets, this product has become increasingly in demand. WLCSP, likewise, is very cost effective owing to a simplified production process which does not require a final, package test procedure as often done in other processes.

Dec 11

Updated 5 days ago

Broken Window LA Fitness

It looks
Like a gunshot hole and the whole front window is broken On Lawrence next to Mariano's.

  • JM

    This post is from Thursday last week, KillaB
    The window has been repaired

  • KillaB That girl.

    My bad. Saw it on the weekly rundown email.

Dec 12

Updated 5 days ago

Clothes will be liberated on Saturday!

An update on my clothes that were trapped at the dry cleaners (Western Cleaner at 4640 North Western Avenue )...the store was still closed last night but there is finally a sign saying they would be open from 9am to 4pm on Saturday. If your clothes are trapped, don't miss this opportunity!

  • Holly, in Lincoln Square Global Explorers Kids Director

    My dad finally got his clothes back the other day. He was lucky that he saw someone inside and knocked on the window. The lady told him that they lost their lease because rent was raised too much. They are moving the store to Skokie. It looked like she was posting a sign with her number on it so customers could reach her to make plans to pick up their clothes. Is that the number you have?

  • Sejal in Lincoln Sq Obnoxious lover of the Northside

    Thanks, Holly. That was the number we used on Saturday. Still no answer. Glad your dad got his clothes back. I hope we can get ours.

Dec 09

Updated 5 days ago

Cleaning service maid recommendations?

Hi! We're looking for a great and reliable cleaning service around Lincoln Square a couple of times a month. There are older threads on EB but many numbers are no longer working. Anyone have a great recommendation? TIA!

  • Grace Housekeeper

    I have many years of experience and many long time clients who would gladly provide referrals. I can provide you with a free estimate at your preferred date and time. Please feel free to call me 773-858-0926. Look forward to hearing from you!

  • Grace currently cleans our home in Lincoln Square. Happy to answer any questions you may have. PM me. Definitely recommend calling her. You won't regret it.

Sep 03

Updated 5 days ago

Chester is still missing

My orange tabby, Chester, is still missing. He's an 8-year old orange tabby with white markings (underbelly & paws). Last seen on August 9th near Hamilton & Argyle but after 3 weeks, he can be anywhere by now. I greatly appreciate all the calls\texts with possible sightings that I've received so far. Please continue to keep an eye out for him.

Dec 08

Updated 5 days ago

Festive bars in Lincoln Square/Ravenswood/North Center?

I have family coming in town the week of Christmas and would love to take them to a fun, festive bar in the neighborhood. What bars can anyone think of that are decked out for Christmas? I'm sure they all have lights up but I'm hoping for something maybe even over the top. And I'm asking for those areas specifically so that we can walk there. Thanks!

  • not a bar but the house on logan just east of california will blow u away with its decorations. Also stopped at the orbit room for a drink after before on 2959 california Froehliche Weichnachten. Buon Natale Merry xmas p.s second Auggies. house on logan was also mentioned on WXRT on lins bin.

  • Grafton is nice, but if your party includes children I'd avoid Red Lion, as the service is extremely slow. If they are busy, be prepared to wait an hour or more for your food. They try hard, and are very nice, but it is simply a very poorly run restaurant. Other than the fish and chips, it's all rather bland food. Marie's is a spectacle at Christmas, not to be missed.

5 days ago

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Dec 10

Updated 5 days ago

Dishwasher Recommendations?

We have a regular size built in dishwasher recommended by Consumer Reports and it has never been good. Now it's unbearable. No hot water, hook up or functioning issues, this thing just leaves glassware dirtier than when they go in. I've even tried washing glasses fully rinsed without any other dishes. They come out with gross stuff inside. The dishwasher is 5 years old. I can't take it anymore. Who loves their dishwasher? I hate to spend a fortune as...

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We have a regular size built in dishwasher recommended by Consumer Reports and it has never been good. Now it's unbearable. No hot water, hook up or functioning issues, this thing just leaves glassware dirtier than when they go in. I've even tried washing glasses fully rinsed without any other dishes. They come out with gross stuff inside. The dishwasher is 5 years old. I can't take it anymore. Who loves their dishwasher? I hate to spend a fortune as we will only be here for 2 more years before a job transfer but it's just awful. Has anyone tried a countertop dishwasher? I have plenty of space for one and wad thinking of using it just for glassware since our dishes seem to come out clean.....

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    You can use white vinegar instead of the rinse aid

  • John P Manufacturer Ravenswood

    It's hard water build up, buy some citric acid dishwasher cleaner, it works well.

5 days ago

Dec 14

Updated 6 days ago

Missing keys

I lost my keys somewhere between Leland/leavitt, costello's and flirty cupcakes. Identifiers are a Galter tag and a Toyota key fab. Has anyone seen them?

  • Hi Jill, I just replied to your email telling you where to find them. They're safe until you swing by at your convenience. I'm glad we're able to help reunite you with them, my husband said that when he saw the person put them in the shrink wrap he thought...

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    Hi Jill, I just replied to your email telling you where to find them. They're safe until you swing by at your convenience. I'm glad we're able to help reunite you with them, my husband said that when he saw the person put them in the shrink wrap he thought two things: 1) no one is ever going to find them, and 2) if someone does see them hopefully it's the owner because someone could just walk down the block clicking at cars until they opened the right one, then they could drive to Idaho and start a potato farm and use the car to carry potatoes to market for the next 10 years until it breaks down and they abandon it on the side of the road where the local sheriff will find it and trace it back to you and you'd say, "Huh, I've missed you dear old Bessie, but why do you smell of potatoes?"

    Ok, so I may have extrapolated a little bit, but it could happen!

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    I love a story with a happy ending!

6 days ago

  • 4 stars out of 5: L D Pho on Yelp

6 days ago

Lost iPhone5S near/on Western/Argyle/Claremont

It's a black iPhone 5S with a hard shell black case. Would be on Argyle between Western and Claremont and on Claremont between Argyle and Ainslie.

I would have lost it yesterday morning between 10am and noon.

Reward is being offered for its return.

Thanks,
Pete

Dec 12

Updated 6 days ago

Looking for trustworthy cat sitter for the upcoming holiday.

I live in Ravenswood/ North Center area. I'm looking for a trustworthy cat sitting service that is affordable. Can anyone recommend any?

  • animal house on Lawrence east of California offer temporary housing 773-878-8002 think 15.00 per day.

  • Heather Albany Park resident, condo owner, cyclist

    I used Rover-Time near the Rockwell brown line stop.

6 days ago

Updated 6 days ago

Co Co Vietnamese Sandwiches Coming Soon at 1613-1615 W. Lawrence

Pretty excited to have a Vietnamese food option opening soon in the neighborhood. Here is to the hopes that Co Co will make the weekly Vietnamese food trip to Argyle history. They look days away from opening! Just West from Ashland on Lawrence.

  • There's already a Vietnamese sandwich shop on Lawrence next to Harvesttime. Delicious!

  • SC

    Great to have options- thanks for flagging. Anyone know who the owners are or what their background in the restaurant industry is just to help set expectations?

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