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A suggestion - if you put the address of the restaurant in the post instead of making readers click through to find out where this place is, you increase the chances people will actually go to the restaurant.

— On the neighbor message Tiba Restaurant
9:02 p.m.

Please don't post advertisements on EveryBlock. It is a violation of the Community Guidelines.

— On the neighbor message Diapers and Doggies
3:54 p.m.

You can't have read the Community Guidelines when you signed up for an EveryBlock account. If you had, you would know that advertising is not permitted on Everyblock..

10:06 a.m.

I do take bags with me as a rule, but this statement riles me. Not everyone drives. It's not "so easy" if you decide to stop at the store unexpectedly. Please remember, everyone's circumstances are not the same as yours.

9:22 p.m.

I'm always amazed at how many people say they have to go out to the car and get their wallet when they need to pay a fine or show ID at the library.

— On the neighbor message Laptops stolen from Trader Joe's parking lot
9:35 a.m.

Someone told me that he put a coat of paste wax on his garage door and that made it much easier to get the graffiti off.

— On the neighbor message This is way we can't have nice things
3:59 p.m.

I bet motorized wheelchairs have problems on that bumpy ice, too. Non-motorized ones would be hard to push.

— On the neighbor message Icy sidewalks. Please salt your sidewalks.
9:20 p.m.

You might want to get him microchiped just in case he slips out again.

— On the neighbor message Black and white cat made a dash for it
10:16 p.m.

I hope this is a lesson for those people who are always jumping to conclusions about city services and city workers. I'm tired of the negativity.

1:16 p.m.

Neighborhood Dad, Trump was making noises about armed insurrection which is a whole different ballgame than (mostly) peaceful protesters exercising their right to free speech.

I would suppose their purpose is to put Trump on notice that people are ready to stand up to him in the event of ....?

6:23 p.m.

You can't libel or defame a dead man. Google it.

— On the neighbor message Was this gang related?
7:29 p.m.

No one knows yet. There will be a design competition. They haven't even decided how many housing units they want to put there.

8:59 a.m.

D Castr., you need to have a little empathy. Try putting yourself in someone else's shoes. "Milking your victim card? Really? Sheeze.

— On the neighbor message Was this gang related?
8:56 a.m.

The Cubs have just won the Penant.

— On the neighbor message Continuing boom-like noises
9:58 p.m.

Application deadline is November 30. You must apply in person at one of 26 locations. For a list of locations, information on who qualifies, and what documentation to bring with you, check here:

12:42 p.m.

Why not? When I pay cash for my purchases, I'm subsidizing all the folks who pay by card. We all subsidize someone.

9:09 p.m.

Is this a continuous noise or sporadic? I live on Wolcott just west of LA Fitness and at night I can sometimes hear the back up horns of trucks making deliveries at Mariano's.

— On the neighbor message Weird beeping noise at night on Hermitage
10:47 p.m.

Landlord is responsible for providing the smoke alarm, tenant is responsible for changing the battery.

— On the neighbor message Friend needs a handyman for smoke alarm
10:48 a.m.

Why not call the ward office or email them at

12:20 p.m.

Maybe the Apple Store could suggest something?

— On the neighbor message Found Ipod
7:40 p.m.

Resurrecting a year-old thread which has already been thoroughly discussed, is not being a good digital neighbor.

— On the neighbor message Neighbor unhappy with noise
9:07 a.m.

One of my cats hid inside the back of the refrigerator once.

— On the neighbor message Lost Cat
11:11 a.m.

Take date stamped pictures for a series of days like this and submit them to your favorite news agency.

9:46 a.m.

Anytime someone claims to be a city worker doing non-emergency work on a Sunday, that should set off alarms immediately. It just doesn't happen. The first two instances I saw of this scam were also reported to have taken place on a Sunday.

— On the neighbor message Suspicious activity
10:44 p.m.

If they think no one's home wouldn't that signal that it's ok to break in?

— On the neighbor message Has anyone else experienced this?
9:53 p.m.

It all contributes to civilians' cynical attitude to the police. That's not something the police force can afford right now.

2:11 p.m.

George, it's my impression that this is a regularly occurring event. I can see that having a police officer routinely flout the law just because his fellow officers won't hold him accountable would be irritating.

8:24 a.m.

I read somewhere that the city doesn't replace parkway trees unless the homeowner requests it.

— On the neighbor message "Streets and San" on the job!
1:15 p.m.

His girlfriend must be on the other side.

— On the neighbor message Indoor or outdoor cat?
12:51 p.m.

From the EB community guidelines:

Don’t post advertisements or solicitations. (For example: “Stop by Joe’s Car Wash for 50 percent off tomorrow!” or “Check out my apartment for rent. It’s only $800 per month.”)

— On the neighbor message Local Photographer Wants to Work With You!
8:45 p.m.

Ben, that's the URL for this thread? What's your point?

— On the neighbor message Little Free Library books stolen - again
10:17 p.m.

Bill, accidents happen. Just be happy it didn't happen to you.

— On the neighbor message **Found Dog** Lincoln Square
10:03 a.m.

And she's gone.

— On the neighbor message Cheap Office Space
10:53 a.m.

Some times if you want cheap, you have to compromise.

— On the neighbor message Cheap Office Space
10:40 a.m.

You're splitting hairs. You can deny it all you want, but you can't change that.

7:34 a.m.

Catbus, you're equivocating. When you reply to Glenn by saying "We are dealing with gunmen. And people looking to justify prejudice, apparently.," you're calling him and anyone else who agrees a racist.

12:32 p.m.

Try calling the Anti-Cruelty Society. They used have a behavioral consultant available and hopefully still do.

— On the neighbor message Looking for a cat whisperer
6:42 p.m.

Saturday 5:40 am. The story says the victim posted about it on EveryBlock, but I haven't seen it.

11:13 a.m.

Got some sprinklers?

— On the neighbor message Daily yard sale - How?
10:58 p.m.

You can't post in more than one area because this site is for neighborhood discussion not posting ads.

— On the neighbor message Posting in more than one neighborhood
8:27 a.m.

Oops Wrong thread. Sorry.

10:27 p.m.

There are no security cameras in the library and patrons are not required to log in when they enter the building.

11:06 a.m.

There are minimum standards of behavior for residents, no matter how long they have lived in a community. Relieving oneself in public does not meet them.

— On the neighbor message Montrose Brown line -Obnoxious beggar gal
7:42 p.m.

They don't care. You're lucky not to be sworn at.

— On the neighbor message Thank You!
6:54 p.m.

A body was pulled out of the water at Sunnyside.

— On the neighbor message What happened near Montrose bridge?
4:12 p.m.

Posting ads on EB violates community guidelines. Listing your ad as an act of kindness takes a lot of nerve.

8:20 p.m.

You did get feedback on how neighbors feel. You just didn't like it.

7:19 p.m.

Daniela, jane is a troll. Just ignore her.

7:36 a.m.

Know me, please don't feed the troll. Two of her posts in this thread have already been deleted.

— On the neighbor message lost dog
9:57 p.m.

Jennifer on Wilson, is that you? Poor Jen went a little beserk yesterday when her ad for a gas grill was deleted. She posted a bunch of taunts which were also deleted along with her account.

— On the neighbor message EveryBlock Users
4:38 p.m.

Please don't post ads on EB. It is a violation of community guidelines. Thank you.

— On the neighbor message Gas Grill For Sale
1:22 p.m.

Advertising your business on EveryBlock is against community guidelines. Giving a positive react to your own post is a whole new level of nerve.

— On the neighbor message Premeir Techs Inc
8:31 a.m.

There's been a lime green one on Lincoln outside Paulina Meat Market for at least a couple of years.

— On the neighbor message ok, what is the chair for?
9:21 a.m.

Tami, the OP said it was 10:20 AM.

— On the neighbor message Breaking and Entering
10:58 a.m.

Maybe someone should call 911?

8:06 p.m.

Tasers are illegal in Illinois. Also if your daughter takes a weapon to school, she'll be suspended.

6:35 p.m.

You have no sense of humor. <head shake>

9:52 p.m.

Moo, use your thumbs.

8:53 p.m.

Hey, Moo, who died and made you king?

8:51 p.m.

Yep. April 17th. Your post was removed.

— On the neighbor message Residential needs
10:17 p.m.

You're only one business and it may not seem like much of a disruption for you to post your ad. But imagine if the accountant, the barber, the carwash, the restaurant, the landlords, etc. all post ads. The usefulness of this forum for discussion of neighborhood matters is diminished. Soon people say, oh I don't look at EveryBlock anymore, it's all ads.

Your name is familiar. I think we've had this conversation before.

— On the neighbor message Residential needs
9:40 a.m.

Theodore, please do not advertise on EveryBlock. It violates community guidelines.

— On the neighbor message Residential needs
8:38 a.m.

So where is the dock for the water taxi at Ogilvie? Looking at Google Maps it looks like it may be on the west bank just north of Madison. Is that right?

— On the media mention 8 great ideas for outdoor fun in Chicago
10:25 a.m.

@George - 6 months after the video release those officers are still on the job.

8:41 a.m.

What about the numerous officers who told the same story about the Laquan McDonald shooting which was later contradicted by the video?

9 a.m.

Write a note and leave it on his car (s). It will do more good than posting here.

— On the neighbor message Saving Parking Spots
9:24 a.m.

Theodore, when you join an online community, please read the posting guidelines.

Don't advertise your business on EveryBlock. Thank you.

— On the neighbor message Its that time of year
8:58 a.m.

Neil Steinberg's column on the matter points out that the prohibition on booze at strip clubs was to protect customers:
''... why Chicago pried alcohol away from stripping in the first place. It had nothing to do with specific anatomy being displayed. It had to do with booze. Back in the day, when strippers weren’t on stage, they were hustling drinks among the clientele, who, drunk themselves, had the tendency to spend big, thinking they were getting on great with the gal sitting next to them and not just pouring money into the bar’s till. Then the jaw-dropping check arrived, which the dupe could either meekly pay, sadder but wiser, or raise a stink and risk ending up being beaten in the alley until the wisdom of paying up became clear.''

8:36 a.m.

Oh. I totally agree with you there, Lethe.

— On the neighbor message Helicopter Plane?
10:27 p.m.

When a poster refers to the President as "Barry," he makes his partisanship only too clear.

— On the neighbor message Helicopter Plane?
10:49 a.m.

From the community guidelines:

"Don’t post advertisements or solicitations. (For example: “Stop by Joe’s Car Wash for 50 percent off tomorrow!” or “Check out my apartment for rent. It’s only $800 per month.”) However, you may share information that would be considered beneficial and of interest to the community, such as community events, concerts, activities or new businesses opening in the neighborhood."

— On the neighbor message So if I post about a yard sale, that's OK...
10:43 a.m.

Please don't advertise on EveryBlock. Thank you.

9:16 a.m.

Looks like a stage set.

9:37 p.m.

There's a notice on our gate today saying that the water will be off Monday from 7 am to 12 noon. Fill up a few water pitchers Sunday night!

— On the neighbor message Water out on N Wolcott?
1:07 p.m.

Moo thinks someone died and made him king. He is determined to bully everyone into following his rules - on EB and in life.

— On the neighbor message Burglars Casing Houses Near Sunnyside/Damen?
9:12 p.m.

I see you just joined EveryBlock today. Did you read the community guidelines before posting?
From the guidelines:

Don’t post advertisements or solicitations. (For example: “Stop by Joe’s Car Wash for 50 percent off tomorrow!” or “Check out my apartment for rent. It’s only $800 per month.”)

— On the neighbor message Walks With Dogs© Dog Walking Service
7:57 p.m.

Jayessoh, no one can text and keep their eyes on the road at the same time. You also badly underestimate the number of people who are capable of inlogically inconsiderate behavior and would be indignant to be sued if their dog hurt someone.

— On the neighbor message Dog walking without a leash
7:36 p.m.

Unless you're just venting, it might be more effective to say this to Hudson's owner than to post it here.

— On the neighbor message River Park Dog Park
8:36 a.m.


— On the neighbor message Early voting. Miss the Independence Library.
9:49 a.m.

Catbus is a long time poster here and it sounds to me like you are attacking her for having an unsatisfactory experience at your business. People don't "get" certain businesses for all kinds of innocent reasons.

— On the neighbor message Dolce Casa
4:27 p.m.

Advertising is a violation of EveryBlock community guidelines.

— On the neighbor message Psychic and crystal Boutique (773)539-2222
4:16 p.m.

Mentioning a business isn't forbidden. Here are some guidelines from the community guidelines and the FAQ. There are links at the bottom of the EB web page.

From the community guidelines:
Don’t post advertisements or solicitations. (For example: “Stop by Joe’s Car Wash for 50 percent off tomorrow!” or “Check out my apartment for rent. It’s only $800 per month.”) However, you may share information that would be considered beneficial and of interest to the community, such as community events, concerts, activities or new businesses opening in the neighborhood.

From the posting FAQ:
Support your business on EveryBlock
Please don't post promotional messages on EveryBlock. But if residents are already discussing your business, feel free to jump in, join the conversation or answer their questions.

— On the neighbor message Are job postings ok here?
9:44 p.m.

If you look at the community guidelines (link at the bottom of the page),byou will see that advertising is not permitted on EveryBlock. Thanks for asking first!

— On the neighbor message Are job postings ok here?
8:24 p.m.

It's very annoying. I can hear them bang from my living room, but fortunately not from the bedroom. This is a different company from the sewer people. I don't know what they're doing. I'm just glad they are doing it before new blacktop is put down.

— On the neighbor message Construction at Lawrence & Wolcott
8:01 p.m.

Are you guys on the west side of Wolcott? I'm on the east side and my bedroom's on the alley and I didn't hear anything. How upsetting. I'm glad you called 911 and got him some help.

11:02 a.m.

My personal favorite is Aldercritter. :)

9 p.m.

The lack of notifications is down to Springfield's failure to pass a budget. SOS has so little cash on hand, they can't afford the postage.

9:39 p.m.

Why don't YOU go ahead and mute me if my posts bother you so much?

9:20 a.m.

Smartypants, the realtor posts to his blog. EveryBlock decides to pick it up and post it here - not the realtor.

9:33 p.m.

Take it up with EveryBlock and stop spamming us with your complaints.

7:54 p.m.

You keep beating the same drum. You refuse to acknowledge that EveryBlock chooses to post the Media Mentions which contain real information about trends in local real estate markets. If you don't like it, you need to take it up with EB and stop boring the rest of us. Have you even emailed them about your concerns?

7:52 p.m.

Kodi&chloe, he said the cops are looking AT a piece of evidence, not looking FOR that evidence.

— On the neighbor message Shooting in Albany Park
7:58 a.m.

Once someone is charged, it's a matter of public record, I believe.

— On the neighbor message Homicide charge for Belle Plaine Killer
3:52 p.m.

When I walked by about 8:30 tonight, there were only 2 people in the pool.

— On the neighbor message Question re: LA Fitness on Lawrence
9:47 p.m.

For something like this you can call RTA and ask for the phone number of the barn for that route, then call the barn and ask for the supervisor. I only use this method for serious infractions (drivers cussing passengers out or refusing to collect fares), but have had good success. Email complaints take several months to get back to the driver.

— On the neighbor message CTA Bus Service on Addison Rt. 152
7:54 p.m.

If this bozo is a renter, you could try talking to his landlord.

— On the neighbor message Noise complaint
7:13 p.m.

Norbert, EB isn't Craigslist. Community guidelines prohibit advertising.

— On the neighbor message Need parking?
3:33 p.m.

Advertising is prohibited by EveryBlock community guidelines.

— On the neighbor message Window and gutter cleaning
12:07 p.m.

Nothing to do with runners. The CARA Program helps the homeless and unemployed.

— On the neighbor message Donating Professional Clothes
11:58 a.m.

Yes, really, cubshawksbears. Some departments with 6 day schedules give Saturday workers a day off during the week. Some may get comp time. Some will get overtime.

— On the media mention Christmas Tree Recycling Locations
10:07 a.m.

Advertising is prohibited by EveryBlock guidelines.

9:47 p.m.

It's normal behavior of a dog to relieve itself anywhere it likes, but you train it not to do it in the house. How hard is it to pull a dog away from plants?

— On the neighbor message Dog walking etiquette.
8:06 a.m.

The pizza is Quad Cities style, but there are no Roots pizzerias in the Quad Cities. The one on Chicago Avenue is the first.

10:15 a.m.

You called 311 instead of 911 and the cops arrived in time to find the kids and arrest them even though they were no longer in possession of the carts and the reporting witness wasn't there to identify them. CPD sent their psychic squad?

3:39 p.m.

Do you think only journalists count as media these days? How 20th century.

I did once get a real estate blog dropped as a media source when all it had posted for months was house ads. This was before the sale to Comcast, but it can be done. You can't rely on staff reading posts. You need to take it to email.

Feel free to move on. No one is making you reply, but you seem to want the last word.

7:39 p.m.

What you don't or won't see is that Mr Rojas posts to his blog which he is free to use to promote his business. He has no control over what EB picks up and posts here.

4:50 p.m.

Also, moo you can block media mentions from appearing in your feed.

2:16 p.m.

He provides information on development in the neighborhood that I don't get elsewhere. I appreciate that. The business aspects of the blog are easily skipped. It’s not like people can write to EB and say "mention my blog!" The powers that be choose the media sites they sample and if you don't like their choices, take it up with them.

2:15 p.m.

Monts, if you're reading EB on the web and accidently hit thumbs down (or up), just hitting it a second time will remove the thumb.

2 p.m.

Dude, you need to chill out. People on a public forum are allowed to disagree with you - and vice versa. It’s almost certain to happen on a hot topic like guns.

— On the neighbor message Paris, Beirut, Mumbai...
3:21 p.m.

Anyone joining a message board should read the guidelines before posting. There's really no excuse for not doing so.

— On the neighbor message Are you in need of any services?
9:49 a.m.

Shanita, the community guidelines prohibit advertising on EveryBlock.

— On the neighbor message Here is some more of my quality work.
9:23 p.m.

Thank you.

— On the neighbor message New restaurant in Los Nopales space
1:36 p.m.

Why are you responding to a 3 year old thread?

9:18 p.m.

What is the name of this restaurant?

— On the neighbor message New restaurant in Los Nopales space
9:29 a.m.

I live in the same building as Delia. Yes, it has been inconvenient, but "suffering"? Come on. I had to put on a sweater and couldn't wash my hair when I wanted to. I wish communication had been better, but surely enduring a little inconvenience every 100 years for the sake of a functional sewage system won't kill us.

— On the neighbor message 4800 Block, Serious Construction Impacts
8:44 a.m.

Delia, the guys who relit the pilot lights tonight said the gas turnoffs are over for our building. Now it's the turn of the next building north.

— On the neighbor message No water?
8:44 p.m.

Wolcott north of Lawrence is closed because they are installing a new sewer and some cyclists think this gives them the right to ride on the sidewalk.

— On the neighbor message Knucklehead bicyclists
9:49 a.m.

Cycling with headphones is the definition of irresponsibility.

— On the neighbor message Knucklehead bicyclists
10:04 a.m.

I called 311 this morning and was told there is no boil order for my address of 48xx n Wolcott, only for 4728 N Wolcott (McPherson School) -- which is functionally on Lawrence.

— On the neighbor message Boil order for water
10:02 a.m.

Hey, Danny, did you read the community guidelines when you opened your account today? There's no advertising on EveryBlock.

— On the neighbor message Heated Garage Parking Available in Ravenswood
8:21 p.m.

Aron is very fond of telling people when they should stop talking.

8:24 a.m.

No the library is not open.

— On the neighbor message Odd activity at the charcoal factory...
8:49 p.m.

OP said "coming at me." Do you think he was crawling?

— On the neighbor message Be careful out there - Northcenter
8:24 a.m.

It's against fire code for an apartment to have inly one entrance/exit.

5:55 p.m.

The ones I've seen have a sign saying the money goes to the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

8:47 a.m.

I live on the 4800 block and the water is back on now. There were door hangers saying water would be off 8 am - 9 pm.

There were typewritten notes on apartment doors of the building on the northeast corner of Lawrence and Wolcott yesterday saying their water was off and they had a boil order for Friday and Saturday.

— On the neighbor message Water issues!
10:08 p.m.

James, did you ever think that they may all be outside working? Call 311 to report problems. That's what it's there for.

— On the neighbor message Beware of rat poison
9:02 a.m.

Call Harmony House for Cats.

— On the neighbor message Animal clinic volunteering
10:28 a.m.

Property owners are responsible for the upkeep of their property which includes snow removal.

— On the neighbor message Rahm to fine homeowners not shovelling snow?
7:38 a.m.

What about the management companies who don't fulfill their obligations? After the February blizzard a few years ago, one of them shoveled the courtyard sidewalks of the building next door right away, but not the public one. Most of last winter, they only cleared a path wide enough for one person to pass.

— On the neighbor message Rahm to fine homeowners not shovelling snow?
10 p.m.

Before pay and display, there were parking meters. Businesses like pay parking because it encourages turnover so that there are spaces available for customers. Otherwise, residents park and don't move and customers can't park.

11:02 p.m.


— On the neighbor message Disappearing Art and Craft Fair?
12:23 p.m.

I saw the sign, but I think the fair was last Sunday.

— On the neighbor message Disappearing Art and Craft Fair?
9:05 a.m.

Doesn't matter how many people are in there, it's how much noise comes out. I think there have been threads about Xippo before.

— On the neighbor message Xipoo Lounge
5:39 p.m.

Gladys, what do you like at RUB?

— On the neighbor message 2nd best BBQ spot in the city
5:36 p.m.

Cyclists do not belong on the sidewalk. Sidewalks are for pedestrians.

8:59 a.m.

"It's a window into what it is like to enroll your child in our programs"

That's a recruitment ad.

— On the neighbor message Concordia Adventures
8:09 p.m.

It's against community guidelines to post ads on EB.

— On the neighbor message Concordia Adventures
9:49 p.m.

Some people have only a parkway to water and put their sprinkler perpendicular to the sidewalk. As the sprinkler goes back and forth, the sidewalk is never clear.

— On the neighbor message Sprinklers over sidewalks
9:47 p.m.

@Gio -- Did you miss this?

"Last weekend when we tried to go there w our 2 year old."

My reading is that the grounds are open to students during school hours and locked at all other times.

— On the neighbor message Lycée School playground
11:55 a.m.

Someone should tell them that no matter how much they water the sidewalk, it's not going to grow.

— On the neighbor message Sprinklers over sidewalks
8:11 p.m.

Fortunately you don't make the rules.

8:34 a.m.

Advertising is prohibited by the EB guidelines.

9:33 a.m.

Harold Washington Library Center has free practice rooms.

— On the neighbor message Neighbor unhappy with noise
5:15 p.m.

What no one has brought up yet is the cumulative effect of listening to someone practice several times a day everyday. I'm afraid that would get old pretty quickly. I'm with those who say you need to get a practice space.

— On the neighbor message Neighbor unhappy with noise
1:23 p.m.

How many hours a day do you practice? Does your playing involve a lot of stopping and starting and repetition?

People work a lot of different schedules these days. Some people have aversions to different types of music.

I agree with BCL about trying to have a calm conversation with the new guy. But if a professional musician is doing substantial practicing in a residential setting, they are potentially trying the patience of the neighbors.

— On the neighbor message Neighbor unhappy with noise
6:33 p.m.


If you look at the community guidelines, you will see that advertising is prohibited on EB. Posting your ad 8 times is egregious.


— On the neighbor message Selling a Beautiful Grey Sofa Sectional
4:23 p.m.

60618, I'm guessing the stink eye is more of a problem than the smoking.

3:51 p.m.

Please don't post ads on EB. It is prohibited by community guidelines.

— On the neighbor message House for Sale in Irving Park
8:29 a.m.

If you look at the community guidelines, you will see that posting ads on EB is prohibited.

11:03 a.m.

Chi-girl, you're entitled to your opinion, but we'll have to disagree.

— On the neighbor message We're working in your neighborhood!
1:06 p.m.

Yes, it is. As I said to Preschool teacher, if every small business person and landlord starts posting ads EB will become useless.

— On the neighbor message We're working in your neighborhood!
9:36 p.m.

Grace, we've been through this before. Don't post ads.

— On the neighbor message We're working in your neighborhood!
4:32 p.m.

When you join a message board, you should always read the community guidelines before posting. There's nothing wrong with responding to posts about child care, but resurrecting threads from several months ago is bogus. You may be just one business, but imagine what EB would look like if all the daycares, maid services, car washes, landlords, etc in Chicago did it. The board would be useless. It isn't all about you.

— On the neighbor message In Home Daycare - Lincoln Square
10:59 p.m.

Has anyone bothered by the odor called the Park District to let them know?

— On the neighbor message Fertilizer at winnemac park
10:30 a.m.

Please don't post ads on EB. From the community guidelines:

Don’t post advertisements or solicitations. (For example: “Stop by Joe’s Car Wash for 50 percent off tomorrow!” or “Check out my apartment for rent. It’s only $800 per month.”)

8:46 a.m.

Uptown branch has them - 929 W Buena. 312-744-8400

— On the neighbor message Kids or small fishing rods
12:10 a.m.

They did look like church people, but were definitely not Mormons. They lady I sent away looked to be a middle-aged Hispanic and several others were also older. The women were in groups of 3 or 4 and there were also 2 guys together.

9:33 p.m.

I saw them going up to doors and thought it looked strange so when they got to our building, I just pointed to the No Soliciting sign and sent them on their way.

5:41 p.m.

Canoers and kayakers.

5:39 p.m.

Mash, I'm just trying to get you to see that you're just another Janu. I may end up muting you, but I'm not there yet. It’s funny you say that because if you would just mute Janu, you wouldn't see any of the threads she starts. But then you wouldn't have anything to complain about.

Of course, you don't need my permission to post as much as you like. But Janu doesn't need yours either.

5:36 p.m.

@The Mash - You have more in common with Janu than you realize. You seem to post whatever sarcastic or snarky thing that pops into your head. You're suffering from overexposure.

2:35 p.m.

Dead trees fall over. They could hit someone.

12:23 p.m.

Did you say anything? If not, you also walked by.

9:24 a.m.

It's been posted at least 4 times.

— On the neighbor message Bike Lane Survey - School Project
9:22 a.m.

What's the address?

— On the neighbor message T & B Grill was delicious
6:18 p.m.

Please don't advertise on EB. It is prohibited by community guidelines.

9:15 a.m.

Please don't advertise on EB. It is prohibited by the community guidelines.

9:14 a.m.

Please don't post ads on EB. It is prohibited by the community guidelines.

— On the neighbor message Cleaning service and more....
8:33 a.m.

From the EB community guidelines:

Don’t post advertisements or solicitations. (For example: “Stop by Joe’s Car Wash for 50 percent off tomorrow!” or “Check out my apartment for rent. It’s only $800 per month.”)

We don't want EB to turn into Craigslist.

— On the neighbor message Condo for rent
6:29 p.m.

Please don't post ads on EB.

9:59 a.m.

Hey, Mike, read the community guidelines. Don't post ads on EB. I wondered why you gave me a thumbs down when I told the singing teacher that. Now we know.

9:38 p.m.

Please do not post ads on EB.

5:30 p.m.

This is a a very appropriate and convenient place to talk about crime as a neighborhood issue. No need to banish it to a separate board.

— On the neighbor message Using EveryBlock for Crime Reports
10:18 p.m.

@SarahJ - How many city dwellers have pop up tents? I'm not even sure what that is.

— On the neighbor message Approached by Stranger; Sexual Harassment
8:16 p.m.

smiss, be aware that Chicago Diner is a vegetarian restaurant. The reuben is made with "corned beef" seitan and vegan cheese. It may be delicious for all I know, but let's have a little truth in advertiding

— On the neighbor message Fooooood
10:16 p.m.

Please don't post ads to EB. It is prohibited by the community guidelines.

— On the neighbor message Nanny
7:46 p.m.

When you join a message board, you should read the guidelines.

From the EB community guidelines:

Don’t post advertisements or solicitations. (For example: “Stop by Joe’s Car Wash for 50 percent off tomorrow!” or “Check out my apartment for rent. It’s only $800 per month.”)

10:15 p.m.

You may not live in Chicago, but you were here and actually in the store when you heard about the lost wages.

— On the neighbor message Children at the bar in Marianos?
1:24 p.m.

Good neighbors don't spam!

— On the neighbor message Looking for one new good neighbor!
2:18 p.m.

Take the bus or try a Divvy bike. There is no parking.

— On the neighbor message New Ravenswood Metra station to open Monday!
7:43 p.m.

It's simple. Your ad is not welcome here.

— On the neighbor message All Garage Doors & Construction
8:26 a.m.

If you look at where the blue seats are, they can't put benches there because they can't anchor them to the permeable pavers. I find the seats very comvenient when I just need to rest my legs.

— On the neighbor message Where did the brand new benches go ?
9:54 p.m.

Why not call the alderman's office and ask them? You're more likely to get an answer.

— On the neighbor message Where did the brand new benches go ?
10:12 p.m.


The following is from the third post in this thread - by rohacs:

"It isn't possible to go around - you have to go under. I'm a big guy with a backpack, and then I'm blind for a few seconds while I duck and the backpack gets caught while I'm duck-walking, and at the same time the rails decide to go up. Yeah, I tried it once, just to see if there was clearance. If you're 4 feet tall and skinny it might work to go under. That's not most people."

9:25 p.m.

You've been part of this forum long enough to know the rules and how people feel about this. What made you decide to be part of the problem instead of part of the community?

— On the neighbor message Quality
9:46 a.m.

JJLS, if you are a newcomer to this board, you are unaware of the background which provoked the reactions to your post.

In spite of EB's no ad policy one of the schools you mention has been posting infomercials over the past few weeks which have not been welcomed here. Your post looked like a thinly disguised attempt to continue their advertising in a way which might be better received.

Your account had just been created which also raises red flags when assessing posts which may be ads.

If you are not affiliated if any of these schools, some apologies may be forthcoming.

— On the neighbor message Ravenswood Preschool Options
10:30 p.m.

Do you really think spammers read the board? All you're doing is helping the spammer get their message in front of people's eyes again and again. Please don't respond to spam. Use the feedback form at the bottom of the page to report it. Sometimes they actually remove it.

8 a.m.

I'm so hoping that "sergeant 19" doesn't mean in the 19th police district.

4:08 p.m.

Please read the community guidelines. No ads on Every Block.

10:11 p.m.

Click on the +2 to see the names of the thankers.

3:54 p.m.

Jeff, when you've annoyed someone enough to have them call you out about your behavior, the proper response is not to ask why they haven't chewed out everyone else. It makes you sound like a 10 year old.

— On the neighbor message Rory Fiedler: Who's Backing Him?
8:41 a.m.

It's illegal to do political work on city time. Don't pretend you are unaware of this. Yet you say above:

Or, and I doubt this will ever happen, the Ward office can put up Alderman's Pawar's Suntimes Q and A and invite all on his 6 or 7,000 list serve of residents to come to the forum and hear him speak and support him or question his answers and views. It should by your standards, work out well for him, a strong show of support."

— On the neighbor message Recent Muggings in Lincoln Square Area
4:39 p.m.

Jeff, you are aware that the ward office (city employees) can't work on the campaign - at least not on city time, aren't you? Please ground your suggestions in the real world.

— On the neighbor message Recent Muggings in Lincoln Square Area
3:13 p.m.

Please note I did not say you are a kook, I said you will make people think you are one. Don't put words in my mouth. You should just have started one new thread about this subject so there could be a focused conversation about it instead of spamming all of us with what must be almost a dozen posts in unrelated threads. I read EB on the web and find it annoying. Just think about the people who are getting this in their email and how annoyed they must be.

— On the neighbor message What's happening with our Community?
9:49 a.m.

You don't know much about psychology, do you? By reviving half a dozen old threads with the same marginally relevant info, you just convinve them you're a one-issue kook to be ignored.

— On the neighbor message What's happening with our Community?
8:38 a.m.

To get spam removed, go to the bottom of the EB web page and click on the Feedback link to report an ad. They do remove them.

9:09 p.m.

Many Chicago Public Library branches have book clubs and they provide the books.

— On the neighbor message Book Club?
8:16 p.m.

If someone runs a red light does that make it ok for you to do it, too? If everyone starts doing it, the usefulness of this site will be degraded. Be a good neighbor. Don't post ads.

— On the neighbor message 3BR/2.5 BA Condo for Rent in Ravenswood
8:27 p.m.

Ravenswood Manor is not the same as Ravenswood. BTW, it's not Duncs who's muted you.

— On the neighbor message URGENT - Husky Loose in AP
9:27 p.m.

If you read the Everyblock guidelines, you will see that ads are not allowed.

8:33 a.m.

Joshua, you're the one who's out of line with the name calling.

— On the neighbor message Stereo Exchange Out of Business?
2:40 p.m.

Please don't. This isn't Craig's List.

— On the neighbor message Apartment for re-let
10:17 p.m.

These were Media Mentions and the armed robberies were widely reported. You can set your preferences to omit media mentions.

— On the neighbor message Multiple Posts
8:34 a.m.

And the people who want to tell everyone else when it's time to end s thread.

— On the neighbor message Summary of the last month on Everyblock
10:42 p.m.

Aron, just unsubscribe from the thread or, if you're reading on the web, hide the thread. Just stop trying to tell others what to discuss.

If you're concerned about starving children perhaps you can start a thread about your concerns

— On the neighbor message Crazy Neighbor
8:22 a.m.

Bad karma is not bothering to read the guidelines when you join a community and then whining when your post is removed. It's not all about you.

— On the neighbor message Why?
11:56 a.m.

BerkeleyGirl, please look at my two comments together
and you will see that I am talking about intersections without a stop light or sign. Please do not assign views to me I have not expressed.

2:20 p.m.

Read the definition of a crosswalk carefully. Cars must stop for peds IN a crosswalk not AT one.

9:31 a.m.

If there's no stop sign or light, drivers do not have to stop for people waiting to begin crossing. They are only obliged to stop.for people in the crosswalk.

8:03 p.m.

The sign is back in front of Sears as of Thursday.

— On the neighbor message Westbound Lawrence & Wolcott Bus Stop?
7:55 a.m.

Make sure you let the Cubs organization and Ald. Tunney know about this.

— On the neighbor message Zach Brown Band Volume
9:50 a.m.

Were you by any chance the owner of a pet supply shop (Four Paws?) in the 3800 block of Clark? Their customers created a problem for bus riders by parking in the bus stop.

— On the neighbor message CTA/Bus stop improvements needed
5:40 p.m.

I've been told that it's the city which determines the location of bus stops, not the CTA.

— On the neighbor message CTA/Bus stop improvements needed
11:29 a.m.

Just don't post advertisements. I don't care how good your intentions are, it's not appropriate.

— On the neighbor message Companies Currently Hiring
2:11 p.m.

@lo - coyotee do not leave plastic bags of poop on your porch - look at the original post again!

— On the neighbor message Jerk keeps letting his dog(s) into my yard
8:59 p.m.

When you join Everyblock you are supposed to read the rules. Unfortunately people don't bother. I ask people to join me in marking advertisements as unneighborly - pinking is the simplest way to show the moderators we're sick of ads.

— On the neighbor message Chair for sale
8:04 a.m.

It's an ad. Cut it out.

— On the neighbor message Apartment for Rent
8:55 a.m.

Thanks, Robin. Looks like I waited too long to go up there.

— On the neighbor message Ice Cream Soda?
9:05 a.m.

Give Anna Held Florist & Fountain Cafe in Edgewater a call. I know they serve ice cream sodas.

— On the neighbor message Ice Cream Soda?
11:44 p.m.

It's ironic that some posters defending freedom to set off fireworks are so eager to tell others what they are allowed to say and where.

— On the neighbor message I actually like the neighborhood fireworks
1 p.m.

If someone else will join me in marking ads unneighborly, the extent of the problem will be demonstrated to the mods.

10:11 p.m.

Different people get different things from the site. If you can't ignore things that don't interest you, maybe the site isn't for you.

Hint: If you read EB on the web you can "hide" posts that don't

— On the neighbor message EveryBlock Use
10:06 a.m.

There is a security officer at a desk a few feet from the rest rooms. If you see something, say something for heaven's sale! It's against library policy to bathe in rest rooms and violators can be asked to stop or leave.

— On the neighbor message Sulzer Library Bathroom.
9:55 p.m.

Why not go yell in front of Rahm's house? Let him know how you feel.

— On the neighbor message Garbage pick-up
9:09 a.m.

Sorry if I'm misunderstanding how a jobs group would work, but it sounds to me like it could end up being a series of "ads" from people looking for employees or jobs which end up swamping EB. There are already a lot of people posting about apartments, parking spaces, etc. and it's starting to look a bit like Crag's List.

I did not mean to say there was anything wrong with today's post.

— On the neighbor message Who Wants to Start a Jobs Group?
10:13 p.m.

From the Everyblock community guidelines:

"Advertisement - Don’t post advertisements or solicitations. (For example: “Stop by Joe’s Car Wash for 50 percent off tomorrow!” or “Check out my apartment for rent. It’s only $800 per month.”) However, you may share information that would be considered beneficial and of interest to the community, such as community events, concerts, activities or new businesses opening in the neighborhood."

There seem to be a lot of people posting ads for apartment, parking spaces, etc. It will eventually diminish Everyblock's as a community forum if we have to wade through too many ads to find the discussions.

— On the neighbor message Who Wants to Start a Jobs Group?
5:53 p.m.

Yes, if you hit it again it comes off.

9:45 p.m.

Someone told me once that putting a coat of paste wax on a garage door makes it easy to get graffiti off. I have no garage door to try it on.

12:57 p.m.

Should they be doing it on a residential side street? How about in front of your house?

— On the neighbor message Reporting an Illegal Operation
8:51 a.m.

Subscribe to Ald. Pawar's newsletter. There was a notice there as well as for the Race to Wrigley earlier in the month. That's the one that gets me. It's between me and work on a Saturday morning when I need to open a public building on time.

— On the neighbor message Ravenswood bullshit run - I'm stuck!!!
7:34 p.m.

Genevieve, you're very judgmental for someone asking for tolerance. There's nothing wrong with wanting to know what's going on with a neighboring house when the police are there a lot. Your educational efforts would have more effect without the accusatory tone.

— On the neighbor message Threshold James House @ Kimball & Sunnyside
1:07 p.m.

Saw new sidewalk being laid this morning.

12:50 p.m.

Lauren, it's not the modetators marking people unneighborly, it's other posters. So just take it for what it's worth.

— On the neighbor message Shooting @ Rockwell and Foster
12:48 p.m.

You might talk to the pastor of the church. He may be able to talk to his congregation about being good neighbors.

— On the neighbor message Philadelphian Romanian Church Crazy Drivers
1:25 p.m.

imr, when I buy heavy stuff I bring my own cart to get it home.

— On the neighbor message Why is Mariano's on the 2nd floor?
8:42 a.m.

@Jeff - the escalator is inconvenient for anyone with a shopping cart or stroller.

— On the neighbor message Why is Mariano's on the 2nd floor?
9 p.m.

Suzanne, I am a CPL librarian. Since 2010 it has been library policy (per the Commissioner) that none of our locations accept donations.. We do not have the staff time to deal with them. I just spoke to a librarian at Sulzer to confirm that they still do not accept donations. It's possible that if you had a particular item which is unusual or rare the director might make an exception, but I don't want people to think they can donate books to the library.

Another place that accepts donations is the Newberry Library which has an annual book sale. You can find information at

— On the neighbor message Books! Books! Books!
4:41 p.m.

How terrible. I'm so sorry for your loss.

8:36 a.m.

Chicago Public Library does NOT accept donations.

— On the neighbor message Books! Books! Books!
12:59 p.m.

@Ty - Are you familiar with the hide post function? Click the X at the top right of a thread, choose hide post and you'll never see this thread again.

— On the neighbor message Curb your dog...
8:18 a.m.

What do you like at Shanghai Inn? I tried the sesame chicken and was not impressed.

— On the neighbor message Chinese Food
7:24 p.m.

There was one so big at Ashland and Grace they had a whole lane barricaded for a few days. It has now been fixed.

— On the neighbor message Fictitiuos Pothole Gnomes
2:34 p.m.

robin -- I think you may need to recalibrate your irony meter.

— On the neighbor message Illinois Concealed Carry Coming To Chicago
2:02 p.m.

Exhumations are typically done early in the morning to avoid gawkers which is exactly what the helicopters are -- news stations.

— On the neighbor message What's with the helicopters today?
4:52 p.m.

You could have called it in once you were out of sight without endangering yourself at all.

— On the neighbor message Another car that was burned out.
10:45 a.m.

See DAR's thread Rahm Emanuel and McCarthy Must Go.

— On the neighbor message Now the killings begin.
3:29 p.m.

I don't want to discourage anyone from forming a new book club, but just wanted to mention that most Chicago Public Library locations have book clubs you might want to check out.

— On the neighbor message Book Club to join or create
10:08 a.m.

I've found that when I want to know how to do something on my smart phone, I csn usually find an answer by googling it.

— On the neighbor message Man shot 3400 block western ave.
7:52 p.m.

Sister-in-law now says she was prepping for the collapse of the economy.

— On the neighbor message Concealed Carry Town Hall Meeting
3:35 p.m.

When shopping for a cart, choose one with sturdy wheels. This is a frequent point of failure.

9:50 p.m.

The Fire Department agrees and would like the city to ban them.

— On the neighbor message Orange Lights?
10:24 p.m.

@D in Northcenter- Please read the posts above. The alderman has absolutely nothing to do with this. Decorations are done by the Special Services Assessment areas which are often administered by the local chamber of commerce.

— On the neighbor message Northcenter Christmas Decorations
11:19 p.m.

Wolcott is totally blocked off from Lawrence to Ainslie. We got the flyer on the water, but no notice on the street closure. That's the second time they've done it this week. I'd called for a cab because it's so hard to hail on on Lawrence these days and the cab couldn't get through.

— On the neighbor message No water??!!
9:33 a.m.

@sunnyside - from what's been posted here, the initials in No Love's name refer to being a killer. Don't know if that's fact or brag, but I want to know if seeing the effect on his family gives him any empathy for other families who may suffer from his actions. So yes, I'm calling him out.

— On the neighbor message Albany Park gangbanger bites the dust
9:05 p.m.

Does the fact that someone shot him and took him away from your family make you think differently about your way of life, Mr. Killah?

— On the neighbor message Albany Park gangbanger bites the dust
4:31 p.m.

You should never expect much of a turnout the day before a major holiday. They should have rescheduled.

9 p.m.

This morning the only channels I could get weed 20 and 66. I thoughtmy set was broken. Thanks for posting. Everything is back to normal now.

11:37 a.m.

There was a change of ownership about 18 months ago, I think. Dan one of the former owners was having health problems, then he and Pete sold up. It's really sad.

— On the neighbor message Renaming Jury's
8:32 a.m.

Martin, you forgot to say where.

— On the neighbor message Northside Public Education Forum
11:08 a.m.

Their customers were always using the Potbelly patio seating. Good riddance!

— On the neighbor message Coldstone Creamery in Lincoln Square closing
1:09 p.m.

I was in Sears a few days ago and saw the key department at the top of the escalators.

— On the neighbor message New Mariano's?
9:29 p.m.

I can't believe no one has mentioned Chubby Weiners by the Western L stop.

When I used to go to Byron's I would order a Polish. I stopped going because they cooked them ahead of time and left them on the side of the grill. Then when you ordered, they put them back on the grill to heat them up. The result was a thick, unappetizing layer of charcoal on the sausage.

— On the neighbor message Favorite spot for a hot dog in Ravenswood
10:19 a.m.

@Jim -- consider the following sentence from George's post: "f the crime isn't dealt with in ghetto communities, it'll seep in everybody elses community eventually." That's why you should be concerned about crime in other communities. Self interest, not PC run wild. People are mobile. They travel. Read some crime reports. Perpetrators on the north side often come from way farther south.

2:12 p.m.

Don't overlook your building's basement. I was so hot last night I went down to my courtyard building's semi-basement laundry room at 2 am. It was 76 degrees down there. Felt great.

— On the neighbor message Cooling Ctrs that allow pets???
12:15 p.m.

I wouldn't worry about this. They've done it before and they never post a sign. I've lost count of the number of times I've found the place locked up when it should have been open and they seldom bother to post a sign.

— On the neighbor message What Happened to Chubby Wieners?
9:36 a.m.

Javier, Paciugo has an outdoor seating area and their customers (including me!) also use Giddings Plaza. I don't think it's too much to ask for them to have a trash can outside their store. I don't remember seeing one.

As for Yogurt Square, I just want their customers (and Coldstone Creamery's) to stay out of the Potbelly seating area.

— On the neighbor message Trash Overflowing in Gidding Plaza
9:58 p.m.

And get pictures of the dog and owner.

— On the neighbor message Dog off the leash at Winnemac Park
8:26 p.m.

@Cynthia: Every Block is a public forum. Anyone can read it. It is archived and searchable by Google. There's nothing improper about posting a link to a conversation.

— On the neighbor message Richards Auto Body parking cars on sidewalk
9:54 a.m.

Is there a chamber of commerce for that area? Maybe his fellow business owners could put some pressure on him.

— On the neighbor message Richards Auto Body parking cars on sidewalk
10:42 p.m.

Pete -- the quote below sounds like a possible set-up for a robbery/mugging. It reminds me of a classic pickpocket trick where someone blocks a person's way and while the victim's attention is taken up by trying to get around him, an accomplice robs him.

"The second group (maybe three blocks later) cam up from behind me when some walking in front me and another family, and some stayed behind effectively sandwiching us for a block and a half "

Did you read the Tribune article linked to above? The first victim was set upon by a group of 10.

7:50 p.m.

Jeff -- I think the original poster tried calling 911 and it hasn't solved the problem, not that s/he didn't complete the call. You might want to read a bit more slowly.

— On the neighbor message Motorcycles & Late Night Partying
5:10 p.m.

That sounds like it could be an inside job.

— On the neighbor message EveryBlock works
7:06 p.m.

Jeff F -- You seem like a generally savvy guy. I find it hard to believe that you don't know that it's considered rude to post other people's email online. There's a difference between sending something out by email, even if it's to 100 people, and putting it on the web where it can be googled in perpetuity. It's the writer's choice not yours.

— On the neighbor message Important notice
10:17 p.m.

Libraries DO NOT have drop off boxes all the time. The boxes are only available at times the VFW is conducting a drop off period.

— On the neighbor message Flag Disposal
5:39 p.m.

Using it as a firestarter for your grill does not exactly convey respect.

— On the neighbor message Flag Disposal
12:13 p.m.

Contact your local VFW post. I believe they are the organization which sponsors the library collections.

— On the neighbor message Flag Disposal
11:50 a.m.

Here's an Albany Park thread on doughnuts.

10:18 p.m.

@Pete F. Yes, they were going north. They were coming up Lincoln and Western when I saw them so I think this must be it.

— On the neighbor message Anyone know what all the sirens are for??
3:01 p.m.

One thing you may want to consider is that in days of very limited staff, it is much harder to control a two storey building. Do you really want secluded corners where some folks can and will get up to no good?

2:43 p.m.

There must be a major fire scene somewhere. From Lawrence/Western and Lincoln/Leland between 1 and 2:00, I saw FIVE command cars, an ambulance and 3 or 4 pieces of equipment and heard more sirens where I couldn't see the source. Now I'm home at Lawrence/Damen and just heard another siren.

— On the neighbor message Anyone know what all the sirens are for??
2:38 p.m.

I was against a publicly funded stadium for the White Sox. I was against publicly funded renovation of Soldier Field for the Bears. I am against public funding of renovation of Wrigley Field. I am not a fan. Owning a sports team is a rich man's hobby. Let the rich man pay for his hobby. Every time the Cubs play, it screws up transportation for a major portion of the north side. It get's really old.

10 p.m.

I love the burgers at the Edgewater Lounge. I order my burgers medium well and at the Lounge, they always come out juicy and delicious. The fresh cut fries are great, too.

— On the neighbor message Where do you get your favorite burger?
11:03 p.m.

@Bradley, I hope you meant laid off, not laid. I was responding to chicagogirl's comment:

"I don't know why we,the citizens should have to be the ones to always notice these things and report them and hope they get fixed.Isn't this a job for somebody who gets paid for this to go through the neighborhodd and check such issues."

People don't want property taxes to go up, they want the city of live within its means, but then complain when everything isn't done to the level they think it should be. Another example is complaints about how long it takes the city to come out and bait for rats. Well, there just aren't as many teams available, so it takes longer. Deal with it. It stinks, but I'm tired of people not acknowledging reality.

— On the neighbor message Unmarked Speedbumps. NO MORE please!
10:56 a.m.

Sounds like you should be dropping an anonymous tip to the IRS. If he's doing this at all his buildings, he's raking in a pretty penny which you can bet he's not paying taxes on.

— On the neighbor message Towing company contracts
5:34 p.m.

I agree that hump and lane markings need to be maintained to for the safety of us all. I don't even drive or cycle and I hate speed humps.

To those wondering why no one is monitoring this . . . A lot of city employees have been laid over the past several years. When you cut the work force, you can not expect the same level of service to be maintained, no matter how much you think it "should." It is an unfortunate fact of life. Maybe this is something that aldermen should be using menu money on?

— On the neighbor message Unmarked Speedbumps. NO MORE please!
5:31 p.m.

Where did you find an explanation of how this all works?

— On the neighbor message No Thanks!!
7:10 p.m.

The books are boxed up and stored for use at the new library. Of course, new branches also get a lot of new books as well.

— On the neighbor message Albany Park Library Branch - closing :(
10:43 p.m.

The Tribune just ran an article about a "salesman" for another energy company (Direct Energy) who punched an off-duty police officer who took him to task for slamming his gate. The man had several previous arrests for battery charges. This makes me wonder how carefully these companies screen their employees.,0,4627960.story

— On the neighbor message "People's Gas" Service Men, Door-to-Door
2:46 p.m.

Squirrels don't eat all food immediately. They bury a lot of stuff for later consumption. The buried "treasure" could also be found by others.

— On the neighbor message Squirrel Poison
9:07 p.m.

Rob, it's really none of your business how other people choose to spend their money and live their lives. A little less sanctimony, please.

— On the neighbor message cleaning person
11:17 a.m.

I believe coyotes eat goose eggs. I don't know if they attack adult geese.

— On the neighbor message coyotes in ravenswood
8:22 p.m.

Bob, it's a holiday observed by the city. The library is part of the city, therefore, the library is closed. What's so hard to understand?

8:31 p.m.

Why not go to Ward Night on Tuesday and ask about it?

— On the neighbor message Old Ravenswood Hospital - Problem Brewing?
10:18 p.m.

@Uptowner. You said:

"You can thank our last mayor and the unions who put off paying into the pensions for a lot of that."

Unions do not contribute to pension funds. The employee portion of the pension contribution is deducted from the employees' checks every pay period. It is the city that has not been making its contributions.

10:34 a.m.

I've been told that after Christmas last year ebook use shot up and after Christmas this year, it went through the roof. Perhaps this is an effort to spread resources around and make waiting lists shorter.

10:21 p.m.

@Sharon -- The book returns are for materials belonging to the library only. Please, please, please, do not put donations in the book return.

— On the neighbor message Book donations
10:50 p.m.

jeff, maybe next time you could post a brief summery of the article and a link?

— On the neighbor message Old Town School and parking
6:11 p.m.

@ Chris -- Many city/union contracts run out on June 30th of this year, not the end of the mayor's term. This includes police, fire and AFSCME.

Re public disruption of City Council meetings, I believe it was on Chicago Tonight yesterday that Alderman Fioretti called BS on this.

1:25 p.m.

Bernie -- check how many copies of your book the library owns.

11:51 a.m.

Actually, there is a back door way to see where you are on the holds list. Log into My CPL and go to you account detail page. Look at your list of holds and you will notice a link saying "remove" next to each untriggered item. Put your mouse over this link (do not click!) and look down at the bottom of the page. The address of the link is displayed and will end with "queue position=5" or whatever number you are in the hold queue.

I'm told this does not work on Macs.

8:35 p.m.

You are allowed to have 30 transactions on your card at any one time. This includes checked out items and holds.

10:48 a.m.

The policy changed as of January 3rd. There was no big announcement, but the change was incorporated into policies on the web site. From

"Each card-holder can have up to three holds pending at any one time. This does not include hold requests that are in transit or ready for pickup. All hold transactions will be counted as part of the 30-transaction limit allowed on your library account."

10:31 p.m.

@ Joseph Xander 47
We'd almost made it through 2 days without a post -- until you posted. You are the problem.

— On the neighbor message Neighbor running a business out of her home
10:49 p.m.

Lincoln Square was a wonderful neighborhood long before the Old Town School jumped aboard the moving train. They may be great, but they are only one component of a neighborhood full of diverse resources.

— On the neighbor message Old Town School and parking
10:34 p.m.

Ha! I had a similar thought until I realized AMC meant a back porch, not a balcony. It's less noisy to climb the stairs.

— On the neighbor message Condo Casing -Thank you CPD!
6:32 p.m.

Do you all have No Soliciting signs on your doors?

— On the neighbor message Teenagers Doing a Survey on Winona?
3:40 p.m.

You will need a valid Chicago Public Library card to access this database.

10:32 a.m.

@Robert S Everyone has to get out of their car eventually. We all walk.

— On the neighbor message Stop sign on Foster?
12:34 p.m.

@Patrick O'Malley - You say that Mike Gross is Mr. Fourcher's "buddy." This is Mr. Gross's first post on EveryBlock. Do you know him offline or have some other source of information?

7:58 p.m.

I've seen some retro-looking dinette sets in the window at Model Furniture on Lawrence east of Damen. Haven't paid much attention to them, but you might want to have a look.

— On the neighbor message Formica For Me
9:47 p.m.

Anyone notice the similarity between dog owners who refuse to leash their animals and bicyclists who want to make their own rules of the road?

— On the neighbor message Take action
11:04 a.m.

I don't know what kind of buildings you have on this block, but is it feasible to put a locked gate on the gangway to keep non residents from using it? The courtyard buildings on our block have them.

— On the neighbor message Mugging in Ravenswood
8:15 p.m.

Norridge is a suburban library and not part of the Chicago Public Library.

11:21 a.m.

Volunteers may sound like a cheap way out, but there are downsides, too. Volunteers come and go and are not predictable in when/whether they show up. There is a lot of training/supervising required which takes up a lot of the time of the paid staff. It's really not feasible to have volunteers do more complex tasks. Checking out books may look simple, but working the circulation desk requires a thorough knowledge of library policy as well as cash handling procedures.

— On the neighbor message Library Volunteers?
2:28 p.m.

Google "spats pattern" for instructions on how to make your own.

— On the neighbor message Spats (footwear)
1:50 p.m.

If you'd read the news first, you would know that is exactly what the alderman proposing the crackdown has suggested:

"Tunney said he’s dead serious about cracking down on snow shoveling neglect, but only after giving property owners “one or two” warnings. "

I would love to have the company which manages the courtyard building next to me fined. They sometimes will shovel the sidewalks in the courtyard, but leave the public way untouched. They did this after last year's blizzard. I see this as a big FU to the neighborhood.

— On the neighbor message Like Sheep To The Slaughter...
1:45 p.m.

To expand a little on what Liz said: It's important to save the positions the city wants to cut, not so much for the benefit of the employees, but because we won't be able to provide the same level of service is they are cut. We are already stretched thin.

— On the neighbor message Library Volunteers?
1:37 p.m.

I think you run into a legal problem when you replace union employees with people who do the same work for less or no pay.

— On the neighbor message Library Volunteers?
5:30 p.m.

The City Hall Story Hour is now a read-in at the Mayor's Office on Monday, October 31 at 10:30 am.

— On the neighbor message Show your library some love!
4:36 p.m.

AW, you might try carrying an umbrella with a automatic open button when you walk your dog. I once read a story where a lady repelled a charging dog by opening her parasol at it and I've always wondered if that would work in real life. :) You would probably need to get your dog used to it, but I think it might startle the other dog enough to abort the approach.

— On the neighbor message DOG FRIENDLY AREA FOR 47th WARD?
8:39 p.m.

@Jack: I am well aware of the origin of the Rakove quote.

I wrote: To paraphrase Milt Rakove, the residents of the 47th ward didn't want nobody somebody sent.

What I meant was that we didn't want Tom Whathisface who was sent by Schulter although your interpretation also follows.

10:40 a.m.

Gene Schulter upset a lot of people with his ham-handed attempt to foist an annointed successor on us. We were supposed to vote for the candidate he gave us like good little sheeple. To paraphrase Milt Rakove, the residents of the 47th ward didn't want nobody somebody sent.

9:49 p.m.

It's not the CTA who moves the bus stops, it's the city which decides and implements the moves. They put signs on the bus stops poles about a week or so beforehand and then . . . nada.

— On the neighbor message Moved Bus Stop - Lawrence & Wolcott
5:35 p.m.

Some drivers will stop at the old location if they see people standing there which confuses the issue as does the presence of the benches at the old stops. SBloom has addressed the reasons for moving the stops, but I really wish they wouldn't do it where bus routes cross. It makes it much harder to catch a connecting bus.

— On the neighbor message Moved Bus Stop - Lawrence & Wolcott
3:59 p.m.

Yep. Happened back in July. Initially the bozos only moved the actual route signs, not the associated no parking signs and the pay to park signs. Bill at Ald. Pawar's office was very helpful in getting the rest of the signage moved. They still haven't moved the benches though. What seems to happen EVERY time they move a bus stop is that they benches stay at the old stop for about a year and then they come and take them away altogether. Very frustrating.

— On the neighbor message Moved Bus Stop - Lawrence & Wolcott
10:43 a.m.

You can email the mayor at

— On the neighbor message Leland and Central Park
11:01 p.m.

You can also try:

Harmony House for Cats
3809 North Kedzie Avenue
(773) 463-6667

— On the neighbor message Homeless mother cat and 4 kittens
8:53 p.m.

Absolutely. When I emailed about the city not moving all the necessary signs when they moved the bus stop on the corner, I got a prompt email reply and the work was done in a timely manner.

10:18 a.m.

If you want a regular taxi that will come, call American United. I was talking with a driver for Yellow once and he acknowledged that they do not always come when called and said AU was the best for that. I've never had a problem with them.

— On the neighbor message Reasonably priced pet taxi service?
10:16 a.m.

In the summer there are Thursday night concerts at Giddings Plaza. Tonight was the last.

— On the neighbor message What's Going On In Lincoln Square?
9:04 p.m.

Our area (east of Wolcott, north of Lawrence came back on about 7:30.

— On the neighbor message Power out?
9:03 p.m.

Hmm. I read this as referring to the academics/theorists/policy makers of the traffic management discipline rather than anyone on this board. Take a deep breath and lighten up.

— On the neighbor message Lawrence Avenue Road Diet: Project Update!
11:05 p.m.

Regina Corfman. Welles Park Bulldog misspelled it Corsman.

— On the neighbor message Woman died behind Sultzer Library today
10:52 p.m.

I was talking to someone from the library today and the deceased woman is a long-time clerk at Sulzer. She was a heavy set redhead called Reggie who worked at the circulation desk. No word on cause of death.

— On the neighbor message Woman died behind Sultzer Library today
7:32 p.m.

I've noticed in this and other threads, people are way too prone to pick up on one unfortunate word or phrase and castigate a poster for it. We all need to chill out and cut each other a little slack.

— On the neighbor message Double wide strollers and designer dogs
4:38 p.m.

"Did I mention that it folds ? It folds!"

You say that as if it's a good thing! ;)

— On the neighbor message New Neighborhood Pizza Place
3:27 p.m.

Glen, this is the third thread you've started about this place. Why not keep the discussion all in one place?

— On the neighbor message More on the "new neighborhood pizza place"
12:21 p.m.

Delia, I have neither a car nor a driver's license. I take the CTA and walk. I'm tired of dodging cyclists on sidewalks and in the crosswalks. When crossing Lawrence at Western I've had 4 cyclists riding at me in the crosswalk from the opposite direction.

10:38 p.m.

"As a bicyclist I just wish they'd pave that stretch with a 21st century surface, or at least mend the sidewalk, for at least one decent riding surface!"

Please don't ride on the sidewalk!

6:42 p.m.

The two places usually mentioned as the best NYC style pizza in Chicago are Gigio's in Uptown and Santullo's in Bucktown. Both are mentioned in this article on different pizza styles available in Chicago.

I know nothing about NYC style pizza except what I have read and have not sampled either of these pizzas, but comments seem consistent whenever the topic comes up on line.

— On the neighbor message Ravenswood Area New York Style Pizza?
9:08 p.m.

I've lived on this block for more than 20 years and have not seen the problem you describe. There is a fair amount of traffic, but I don't see it speeding.

— On the neighbor message Speed bumps needed 4800 N. Wolcott
10:14 a.m.

What a terrible idea! It would shut out all the sunlight for those of us below.

— On the neighbor message Lawrence Avenue Velo-L
7:34 p.m.

This is not an uncommon entry in the crime reports, but it's a little odd. The time of the report is before the store even opens.

— On the crime report Theft: Retail theft
11:04 a.m.

JS, you might consider sharing your story with your neighbors and leafleting the neighborhood, putting it up on trees on your block, etc. I can't help feeling your story should reach a wider local audience.

5:06 p.m.