20 hours ago
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Opened my property tax bill last week, and the bill has more than doubled over last year. The house has not moved; the neighborhood has not changed for the better for at least the last 30 years -- in fact, there are more vacant lots and boarded-up homes than there were back then. Our immediate area always stays nice, but nobody is living in a Taj Mahal over here. And hearing the last few days about the Assessor's Office's haphazard...
Opened my property tax bill last week, and the bill has more than doubled over last year. The house has not moved; the neighborhood has not changed for the better for at least the last 30 years -- in fact, there are more vacant lots and boarded-up homes than there were back then. Our immediate area always stays nice, but nobody is living in a Taj Mahal over here. And hearing the last few days about the Assessor's Office's haphazard method of reviewing properties has me steaming. Whoever set the assessments for our homes must not have set foot past the lobby of the County Building.
I had gone the DIY appeals route when the assessment went up a few years ago, but that process is a joke. You're yelling six feet across to an appeals officer, and the property owners on either side of you are doing the same. It's like a trading pit. Has anybody had success with hiring a lawyer who specializes in property tax appeals?
35 hours ago
Updated 16 hours ago
Can some recommend a dog groomer in Edgewater area only, I called Bark Bark and there was a long wait. I really would appreciate any assistance-thanks
37 hours ago
Updated 7 hours ago
I have a family video I would like to get copied onto a DVD. Might make a nice gift if I could figure how to get it done. Any tips on where to go for this service?
47 hours ago
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I know that we are not able to put regular trash bags full of aluminum cans into the blue bins for recycling. However I recently came across Husky blue recycling bags at Costco and I wanted to check whether these are made of a material that is able to be put in the blue bins and recycled?
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Hello! We are seriously considering dropping Comcast because of their outrageous pricing...wanted to see if any neighbors have any recommendations for Internet/cable companies that service the area and have a plan that works well for them!
2 days ago
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There have been 5-6 extremely loud helicopters over the the lake shoreline starting @ about 8:30 PM, for the past 15 minutes. anyone know what's going on?
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They seemed to disappear as winter arrived. Just noticed they are drifting back into my neighborhood again. Two of them were actually sitting on the back steps (leading to the basement) of my building just before noon on July 4. I came back a couple hours later and there was a wet nap and an unused condom in a wrapper lying on the steps. Nice. Saw another one ambling down my street with a couple of male friends the next morning just before 6:00 a.m.
My question is, what's the most effective way of getting these, ahem, ladies out? Police? (311? 911?) Alderman? Any other suggestions?