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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 interest.you.

— 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 http://www.newberry.org/book-fair-donations.

— 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.

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/archives/2012/12/wow_waiting_for_the_apocalypse.php?m=1K

— 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.

http://www.suntimes.com/mobile/16850781-463/fire-dept-wants-to-ban-airborne-lanterns-and-other-floating-fireworks.html.

— 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.

http://chicago.everyblock.com/announcements/apr16-donuts-4908869/

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.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-police-man-seeking-business-punched-offduty-police-officer-at-home-20120401,0,4627960.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
http://www.chipublib.org/howto/rsvbook.php:

"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. "

http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/8435852-418/failure-to-shovel-snow-from-your-sidewalk-could-prove-costly.html

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.

http://www.afscme31.org/news?id=0274

— 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 letterforthemayor@cityofchicago.org.

— 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.

http://www.lincolnsquare.org/pages/SummerConcertSeries/

— 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.

@Delia
"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.

http://slice.seriouseats.com/archives/2010/11/the-united-states-of-pizza-illinois-chicago-best-pizza-in-chicago-deep-dish-thin-crust.html

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.