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I lost my Ventra Card!

It has my name on it, and my first name is Lauren. Please return if found. It was inside a green zip pouch

Thanks,

Lauren

  • You can call to have it cancelled and they will send you a new one. But your better off going to ventra office on Jackson and picking it up. I lost mine and called to have a new one sent and after almost a month a still didn't get it. The good thing though is they transfer whatever balance you had on your list card into the new one.

  • a good Samaritan in my neighborhood found it and contacted me hooray!

  • Michael Bucktown Resident

    Wow! Congrats!

23 hours ago

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Buses on Western Ave between wabansia and milwaukee

Can someone tell me whats going on with all these buses? They shut down parking on the east side of western ave and there have been the extended buses lined up there for a week or so. Are they learning new routes or is this something that is going to last into the summer?

Apr 02

Updated 20 hours ago

Need Garage for Rent

I need to find a garage for rent as close to Beach & Paulina as possible.
Long time resident for over 20 years and very responsible.
M.S.

  • M.S. resident

    I need to find a garage for rent as close to Beach & Paulina as possible.
    Long time resident for over 20 years and very responsible.
    M.S.

5 days ago

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  • I have esurance sweety , and they do know about my ride sharing , Lyft and uber extended their coverage as I understand to the drivers and passengers just recently

  • I think it's stupid because we have all that already , we have ourselves and passengers covered and also anything that happens in the whole accident is covered .... They are trying to regulate us but our rideshare provider is one step ahead of the game already ... These cab...

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    I think it's stupid because we have all that already , we have ourselves and passengers covered and also anything that happens in the whole accident is covered .... They are trying to regulate us but our rideshare provider is one step ahead of the game already ... These cab drivers and their medallion holders are kicking and screaming like babies because they want it their way. They say we are taking away money from their business , but in reality ride sharing is much more organized and pleasant for the passenger . It's freedom of choice the consumer should have the option to pick who they would like to ride with we are just out here making a pretty buck just like them except we don't have the option to be flagged down in our downtime. They do have good perks but they don't look at what advantages they have , their just looking to clear out the playing field :(

Feb 06 2013

Updated 26 hours ago

Fabric Dyeing Service

By chance, does anyone know of a fabric dyeing service in Chicago? I have a couple of cotton futon covers that I would like to have dyed and do not want to deal with the mess in my washer. Thanks.

  • Hello - wondering if you ever received a reco for fabric dyeing in Chicago? I'm wanting get two (cotton blend) jackets dyed for Spring/ Summer and would love a local vendor. Thanks!

  • BaR artist & longtime resident

    Marisa,

    No, I didn't come across any sources for this. Found a few online but were expensive and you have to send the items to them. My original request item is no longer needed but should you hear of a local source, I would love to know about it. Thanks, Barbara

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  • Play Day

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CNT Rallies Chicago-area Flood Victims at “Gross Gathering”

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Celebrating 35 Years: IGO CarSharing

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Chicago Energy Use Benchmarking Ordinance

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Including Cities in President Obama’s Climate Action Plan

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New EPA Report Highlights Benefits of Transit-Oriented Development

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Celebrating 35 Years: Location Efficient Mortgages (LEMs)

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Celebrating 35 Years: CNT’s LEED Platinum Building

When you first walk into CNT’s office at 2125 W. North Avenue in Chicago, you might not “see” the LEED Platinum status, but as you look deeper...

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Celebrating 35 Years: Wireless Community Network (WCN) Project

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Celebrating 35 Years: Real-Time Pricing. Power Smart Pricing. Energy-Smart Pricing Plan.

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Money Available to Help Small Apartment Building Owners Improve Efficiency

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2 days ago

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Chicago Homicides

How about some perspective to the alarming Chicago homicide info.

In a post from earlier this morning, DNAinfo recently headlined “In total, four people have been killed and 30 shot from Friday afternoon through Sunday morning.”

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20140413/south-austin/weekend-violence-continues-with-two-dead-15-wounded-overnight

That’s a “kill percentage” of 13% (based just on this weekend, Fri night through Sun morning.)

CPD and media generally focus on the total number of homicides in Chicago per year. Chicago’s 2013’s homicide number was 431 (depending on source,) and the CPD...

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How about some perspective to the alarming Chicago homicide info.

In a post from earlier this morning, DNAinfo recently headlined “In total, four people have been killed and 30 shot from Friday afternoon through Sunday morning.”

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20140413/south-austin/weekend-violence-continues-with-two-dead-15-wounded-overnight

That’s a “kill percentage” of 13% (based just on this weekend, Fri night through Sun morning.)

CPD and media generally focus on the total number of homicides in Chicago per year. Chicago’s 2013’s homicide number was 431 (depending on source,) and the CPD were largely lauded because of the “Vast Improvement from the previous year; GREAT JOB CPD! (CPD overtime amounted to $100 million to justify this vast improvement over 516 homicides from 2012.)

Approximately 80% of these homicides were from gunshot. So we’re “down” to 345 gunshot homicides. Now, if we factor in the 13% “success” rate, that means 2,654 people were shot. YIKES! (What does EMT / hospital bill amount to? $5000, $10,000, $15,000 on average? - I have no idea.) If we use $10,000 for that figure, then that amounts to over $26 million.

I’m rambling a bit, I realize...

How many shots are fired, on average, before someone is actually hit? 2? 5? 8? Just guessing, but let’s say it’s 5. 2,654 hits = over 13,000 shots fired. YIKES!

I googled “how much does a bullet cost, and WikiAnswers served up; “A single 9mm bullet is about 3-6 cents.” Could that possibly be right? Let’s say it’s 10 cents. Jeez, maybe here is an idea: The govt should tax ammo so that ammo is $100 per bullet.

I realize there are some approximations and my figures are guestimated in some cases, but is there a way to make it more expensive to fire a gun? I realize illegal handguns is an insurmountable problem. So why not consider another approach to mitigate all of these shootings?

  • Brian Thompson East Village resident; Attorney and CPA

    $10,000 for a gunshot trauma ER visit? Not a chance - add at least another zero. Bad public policy is very costly.

  • West Town 42 Noble Square/West Town neighbor

    The worst multiple bullet criminally-related gunshot patients that survive, not only require ER, but intensive care, major surgery, recovery, extended stay on general care unit, and physical rehabilitation --- quite often for uninsured patients. Collateral cost of criminal violence just in health care alone has to be in BILLIONS not...

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    The worst multiple bullet criminally-related gunshot patients that survive, not only require ER, but intensive care, major surgery, recovery, extended stay on general care unit, and physical rehabilitation --- quite often for uninsured patients. Collateral cost of criminal violence just in health care alone has to be in BILLIONS not millions.

    Would taxing bullets would have any effect? The criminals that are causing the majority of the damage are not buying their guns and bullets via legal means. High tax would primarily just affect legal gun owners. But, maybe that is not a bad idea after all.

    Maybe a society that supposedly (according to NRA) wants to live in a country with such lax gun regulations, perhaps the burden of paying for high levels of gun related collateral costs SHOULD fall on legal gun owners. Maybe the costs associated with keeping the 2nd Amendment untouched in 21st century society should be borne by legal gun owners.

    There are similar taxes to cover collateral damage costs of autos, cigarettes, alcohol, and other things citizens use that also cause harm. Why shouldn't guns and bullets be included among them when the evidence of their general harm and cost to society is obviously so great?

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Car Break-ins at the Logan Square XSport

My car was broken into today at approximately 11:30 a.m. while parked on the 4th floor in the gym's parking garage. 2 other vehicles also had their passenger side windows busted out. Please be extra cautious if you park your car in that garage!

  • That really sucks. I go to that gym all the time. What were they trying to get? I hope they aren't breaking into cars for loose change.

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Looking for apt/roommates in Bucktown

I am a 20-something looking for an affordable apartment in Bucktown. Ideally, not looking to spend more than $800 on rent. Also, hoping to find some cool roommates to keep the cost of living down and meet some new people.

My only requirements for an apartment are: close to the eL, available May 1st, not a garden unit and hopefully hard wood floors.

Please contact me if you are also looking for a roommate in Bucktown or if you know of a nice apartment available May 1st.

Thanks!

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  • Story Time

    Bucktown-Wicker Park Branch (1701 N. Milwaukee Avenue) April 26, 2014 @ 10 a.m.

Apr 07

Updated 4 days ago

Notary

Afternoon guys.. need to get something notarized.. think I've done that once like years ago.. can't seem to find a place that does it today. Any suggestions? I have looked online.. no success. Perhaps a place you've used or use to get letters notarized? thanks bunch.

  • Julie gives great advice. And Gordon is right - there are different requirements for notary record keeping in Illinois when it comes to real estate; probably why a currency exchange won't do it.

  • Marta La Loca .. butcher, baker and candlestick maker!

    thanks guys!

Apr 03

Updated 4 days ago

Crossfit gyms & the noise they make

A *certain* crossfit gym moved in next to our apartment building. They lift up the garage door in back and blast loud, raging music from speakers from 6am-9pm. It's impossible for (a lot of) us to enjoy a peaceful moment outside, which is sad and frustrating.

There are a group of us in the building (and surrounding buildings) that agree on the intolerable level of disruption this has caused.

I'm aware of noise violations considering music, but a big problem...

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A *certain* crossfit gym moved in next to our apartment building. They lift up the garage door in back and blast loud, raging music from speakers from 6am-9pm. It's impossible for (a lot of) us to enjoy a peaceful moment outside, which is sad and frustrating.

There are a group of us in the building (and surrounding buildings) that agree on the intolerable level of disruption this has caused.

I'm aware of noise violations considering music, but a big problem is also the heavy weights they repeatedly drop throughout the day. The sound and vibration is so intense that the art on my walls shakes and dishes rattle on our cabinets. It's the worst thing to wake up to.

Apparently this is a loophole in noise violations?

Does anyone have any experience or advice? I'd really appreciate it.

  • I really do appreciate all of the comments and suggestions. Thank you.

    However, laws ARE being broken. I "deal with" the constant ambulances from the hospital on the other side of our apartment, the drummer and the dog upstairs, the construction and demo behind us...

    but EVERY DAY at 6:30am,...

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    I really do appreciate all of the comments and suggestions. Thank you.

    However, laws ARE being broken. I "deal with" the constant ambulances from the hospital on the other side of our apartment, the drummer and the dog upstairs, the construction and demo behind us...

    but EVERY DAY at 6:30am, pictures are rattling on my wall. Blaring music from an open garage door every night makes a relaxing moment on our back deck impossible.
    I won't "deal with" that.

    I've reached out to him a couple days ago and he seems willing to work with me on a couple things, so we'll see.

    I'll give an update.

  • Awesome! I'm so glad reaching out in-person may result in something positive. Good luck.

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