6 days ago

Updated 20 min ago

High Property Taxes? Here's Why!

City of Chicago Salaries. Remember ... this isn't including benefits.
https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dhr/dataset/current_employeenamessalariesandpositiontitles.html
Since most folks in Chicago have short attention spans, I will keep posting this until the next mayoral / municipal election!

    City of Chicago :: Current Employee Names, Salaries, and Position Titles
    311 City Services Administrative Hearings Animal Care & Control Aviation Budget & Management Buildings Bus. Affairs & Consumer Protection City of Chicago TV Civilian Office of Police Accountability Cultural Affairs & Special Events Emergency Mgmt & Communications
    https://www.cityofchicago.org
  • Mayor Rahm Emanuel was once asked how he planned to pay for one of his patronage projects. He was overheard saying, and I quote, " We always have the Stupid Money!" Yes my fellow citizens. That's how City Hall refers to taxpayer dollars. The Stupid Money!

  • Eric Pepeson NW-side deplorable, based-stickman, commie-crusher

    It's unbelievable that people will still vote for Rahm

Jan 09

Updated 22 min ago

Gun shots

What is going on on Warwick!? I believe someone got shot a few houses down, that was a lot of shots!

  • paul in jefferson jefferson park resident

    Is EB run by Democrats who hide the truth or by gang bangers who hide in the apartments in our neighborhoods?

  • Eric Pepeson NW-side deplorable, based-stickman, commie-crusher

    Anything that is corrupt, bankrupt and broken is run by democrats.

41 hours ago

Updated 24 min ago

    SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque - Tickets - The Portage Theater - Chicago, IL, April 21, 2018 | Ticketfly
    https://www.ticketfly.com
  • Mute Truth is not determined by majority vote

    I went to this last year at park west. It was mostly women. I prefer men. Any men that were there seemed to be with their women.

  • Mute Truth is not determined by majority vote

    Fyi whoever posted that post above me i did not report it im sure eric didnt either. In the past ive assumed the other posters or people who have voted on comments were the reason comments were removed but it seems only 3 of us are on this thread. Im 99% sure none of us three reported it. So someone who hasnt commented or voted reported it or eb actually does monitor this place. Wonder why that comment was removed.

13 hours ago

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39 hours ago

Updated 38 hours ago

Support St Viator School

Hello! I am a parent of two kids that attend St. Viator Elementary School. I’m helping other parents put together our #1 annual fundraiser, which is the St. Viator Spring Soirée, which takes place March 3rd. We are in search of: Sponsorships from Business Owners!!!! Your sponsorship will be highly promoted within the community. All profit goes to a project to better the school for the children. Last few years we raised enough money for new Floors, chrome books, classroom projectors, and etc. If you would like to help and be apart of our awesome fundraiser please let me know! We have severaldifferent levels of sponsorships to choose from
Thank You for you support!!!!!!

  • Mute Truth is not determined by majority vote

    Nice to see a parent posting for support vs the usual teacher.

2 days ago

Feb 15

Updated 2 days ago

New Nite Cap

The new facade looks amazing! Does anyone know what kind of business is going into the old Nite Cap?

  • DarkAngel Lifetime Chicagoan, new Portage Park home owner

    I'm excited about the Culver's and Foundation Grill. It's not a zero sum game as far as I'm concerned.

  • Mute Truth is not determined by majority vote

    Culvers opens next week

Jan 08

Updated 3 days ago

Anyone know where I could find or special order unicorn donuts?

Hey Everyone,

I’m looking to order unicorn donuts for an upcoming party but haven’t been able to track any down. Anyone know of a place that makes them or would accept special orders for such an item? Does not need to be in the Portage Park area directly.

I’ve attached a photo for reference of what I’m looking for.

Thanks in advance!

  • Tmc

    Try Allegretti's Bakery 7717 W. Lawrence Ave Norridge, IL
    708-453-4412

    I know they make unicorn cakes/cupcakes

  • Allegretti's has the best chocolate donuts on earth!!!

3 days ago

Jan 16 2017

Updated 4 days ago

Koch Foods?

Hi everyone,
I'm interested in the area, but I noticed there's a large chicken processing plant nearby. It seems like this could be quite a nuisance and I had some questions for the neighborhood. Is the facility noisy at odd hours? Do they actually slaughter chickens there, or is it just processing? I'm worried about seeing or hearing truckloads of live birds. I'm out and about very early in the morning.

  • Can anyone speak to the smell during the summer? We are considering purchasing in the Terraces and wondering if the smell is still an issue. Since it’s winter and cold outside we haven’t been able to notice any smells, but am worried that changes in the summer! Thank you!

  • I never had an issue with smell there, lived nearby and drove by a lot. As the alderman said, they don’t have live chickens there. You can sometimes smell the commerical bakery on Kolmar which is nice!

5 days ago

Jan 10

Updated 6 days ago

Scam! Man steps in front of my car, fakes injury, and says "Give me $50 and I'll forget about it."

A man stepped in front of my car at Henderson & LeClaire, just as I started to pull out into the intersection. He pretended to be hit, and then did his best LeBron James flop onto the pavement. WAY overacting and obviously trying to scare me into thinking I'd done something wrong. I stopped my car and got out. He was a middle aged man, and was talking (or pretending to) on his phone in a slavic language. I asked...

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A man stepped in front of my car at Henderson & LeClaire, just as I started to pull out into the intersection. He pretended to be hit, and then did his best LeBron James flop onto the pavement. WAY overacting and obviously trying to scare me into thinking I'd done something wrong. I stopped my car and got out. He was a middle aged man, and was talking (or pretending to) on his phone in a slavic language. I asked him what he wanted to do, and he kept trying to pretend I hit him. After about 5 minutes, he said "you can go" and then finally said "give me $50 and I'll forget about it." I didn't give him anything and drove away. A**HOLE!!!!!! This happened about 5:50PM on Jan 10th. Don't fall for this scam.

This video gives you an idea of what to look out for:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQs0dDzQqEE

    Insurance scam Fail: Man pretends to be hit by car ?
    Insurance scam Fail, man pretends to be hit by car allegedly to get money from driver.
    https://www.youtube.com/
  • Jen Baron JBaron

    I agree with NW-sider! Stay in your car, do exactly as he advises and call the police if you need. I'm just glad your are ok and nothing came of the situation. It could have been much worse, like leading to robbery or car jacking!

  • Eric Pepeson NW-side deplorable, based-stickman, commie-crusher

    That was the worst acting job I have ever seen.

Jan 10

Updated Jan 13

Fresh fruit delivery now available in our area - Imperfect Produce

We just signed up for this service so cant vouch for it yet but figured it was worth a shot. I know there are lots of people here who frequent the farmers markets and/or grow their own, so "imperfect" is probably not much of a concern.

https://www.imperfectproduce.com/register.php?referral=291345

^using referral link gets $10 off.

    Register :: Imperfect: Ugly produce delivery for 30-50% less!
    Imperfect delivers ugly produce for 30% less than grocery store prices. Based in San Francisco, we deliver to the Bay Area, Los Angeles, Portland, and Seattle. Coming soon to the Midwest, East Coast, South, Southwest, and Southeast!
    https://www.imperfectproduce.com
  • Chicago Tonight had a segment about this company. Several people in my neighborhood group on Facebook have used it and are satisfied with it.

    It's a subscription service, so you have to order on a regular basis.

  • robin in WRP I support a 28th Amendment 4Free & Fair Elections!

    I received my first box this week. I forgot to pick my items, but was not disappointed at all!! The quality was fantastic. We are getting a small fruit and vegetable box every other week, but may change to every week. With the delivery charge, I think I paid around $10: celery, carrots, onions, red potatoes, spaghetti squash, lemons and oranges, the most beautiful head of red cabbage I've ever seen. All organic. Cost varies based on content

    Use this link, and we'll each get a $10 credit. https://www.imperfectproduce.com/register.php?referral=282940

Jan 13

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Jan 11

affordable snow removal service/person?

hello neighbors!
We are a new business at the corner of Avondale and Pulaski and we are looking for a more affordable option for our snow removal. We're interested in a professional service for heavier snow falls (over one inch) and/or a local person who could just (perhaps with a snowblower?) take care of our sidewalks during light snowfalls. We've gotten lucky so far this year but there is still (purportedly) a lot of winter days left!

Thanks!
Sonya Seifert
Bluebird Wellness
www.bluebirdwell.com

    home page
    Bluebird practitioners offer acupuncture, herbal therapy, and nutritional counseling. We provide private and sliding-scale community acupuncture treatments, in English and Spanish, to help make our treatments affordable and accessible. All of our services are by appointment only. Call, email, or click on the button below to set up an appointment.
    http://www.bluebirdwell.com

Jan 09

Updated Jan 11

Redfin's 25 "Have it all" neighborhoods

Redfin just released it's annual list of "Have it all" neighborhoods and Dunning was #1 in the country! 80 different U.S. markets were analyzed in the study and our own 60634 topped the list. Rankings are based upon home price, schools, walkability, safety and commute times.

Now, more than ever, we need a new high school at the Read Dunning site. Bridge, Canty, Dever and Smyser are anchoring this part of the NW Side and are a large part of...

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Redfin just released it's annual list of "Have it all" neighborhoods and Dunning was #1 in the country! 80 different U.S. markets were analyzed in the study and our own 60634 topped the list. Rankings are based upon home price, schools, walkability, safety and commute times.

Now, more than ever, we need a new high school at the Read Dunning site. Bridge, Canty, Dever and Smyser are anchoring this part of the NW Side and are a large part of Dunning making this list. Give these parents a reason to stay in Dunning, give them a new modern high school, it's long overdue. The land at Irving and Oak Park is plentiful and has been sitting idle for decades. This should be an easy decision.

  • Citizen Pain Citizen Pain

    @Paul. They seem to have a better handle on technology than any other real estate company. It's their Ace card really. I rely on their property search site for some RE investment purposes because it contains almost as much useful info as the MLS.

  • Thomas R Resident of Schorsch Village

    I was surprised by the Wrigleyville and Andersonville median prices, they seemed low. Anyone who lives on the North Side knows those areas are more expensive. Those areas are saturated with condos. It depends on how they get their samplings for the median home prices. My experience with Redfin is that their home estimator is usually higher than Zillow or Realtor.com. Keep in mind that the median prices include homes that flippers buy which are of course lower than other sold, turn-key properties.

Jan 10

11 Happy Hour Specials to Try In Chicago Now

PORTAGE PARK— Community Tavern, 4038 N. Milwaukee Avenue

This article has 12 other Chicago locations (Show)

ANDERSONVILLE— Hutch American Kitchen + Bar, 1477 W. Winnemac Avenue

BRIDGEPORT— The Duck Inn, 2701 S. Eleanor Street

DUNNING— Fizz Eatery and Soda Fountain, 7958 W. Belmont Avenue

FULTON MARKET— Regards to Edith, 326 N. Morgan Street

LINCOLN PARK— King Crab House, 1816 N. Halsted Street

The latest iteration of King Crab, back at the original location near the corner of Halsted and Willow, has $4 house wines, $5 draft beers and cocktails — including their Mai Tai.

THE LOOP— Raised, 1 W. Wacker Drive

PILSEN— Alulu Brewpub, 2011 S. Laflin Street

STREETERVILLE— The Albert, inside The Hotel EMC2, 228 E. Ontario Street

WEST LOOP— Bin 36, 161 N. Jefferson Street

WICKER PARK— Black Bull, 1721 W. Division Street

WICKER PARK— Estelle’s, 2013 W. North Avenue

    11 Happy Hour Specials to Try In Chicago Now
    Happy hour specials are important. The discounted prices are a great tool to bring Chicagoans into bars and restaurants no matter the weather. It's been almost three years since state lawmakers legalized happy hour, lifting obsolete restrictions that prevented restaurant and bar owners from offer discounts on alcoholic drinks.
    https://chicago.eater.com

Jan 10

7 shot, 3 fatally, within 5 hours Tuesday night

...about 9:45 p.m., police said. He was standing in an alley in the 3700 block of North Cicero Avenue when someone in a dark-colored SUV fired shots. The man was taken Advocate Illinois...

This article has 7 other Chicago locations (Show)

The 16-year-old was killed in the most recent homicide about 8:30 p.m. He was walking with a 17-year-old boy about in the 600 block of North Lamon Avenue in Austin when someone inside a passing vehicle opened fire, police said.

...South Austin neighborhood about 8 p.m., police said. He was heading west in the 5100 block of West Adams Street when someone shot him in the head, police said. The man was taken to Stroger...

The other fatal attack happened about 5:15 p.m on the Northwest Side. A 34-year-old man was shot by someone following an argument in the 1900 block of North Albany Avenue in the Logan Square neighborhood, police said.

...in a parked car about 7:30 p.m., police said. He was in the 2700 block of West Potomac Avenue when several men came up to the car, fired shots and fled in a silver...

About 6:30 p.m., a 16-year-old suffered a graze wound to his foot in the Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side, police said. He was shot in the 3000 block of West Lexington Street and declined medical treatment on scene, police said.

About 1:45 p.m. on the city’s Far South Side, a 17-year-old boy was shot. He was in the 13300 block of South Calumet Avenue when someone shot him in the head, police said. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn where he was in critical condition.

About 10 a.m., Chicago police were called to the 7200 block of South Claremont Avenue in the West Englewood neighborhood, according to police. A 28-year-old suffering from multiple...

    Man in critical conditon after West Englewood shooting
    A man was shot in West Englewood Tuesday morning.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Jan 09

Catalytic Converter theft attempt

Hi Neighbors,
Just a heads up. I had an attempted theft of my catalytic converter over the weekend. I live on the 3900 block of Kedvale, and drive a 2012 Jeep Liberty. My car was parked right out in front of my building on the same block. I am not sure if it happened overnight Saturday to Sunday (Jan 6th o Jan 7th) or Sunday to Monday (Jan 7th to Jan 8th) as I did not drive my car on...

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Hi Neighbors,
Just a heads up. I had an attempted theft of my catalytic converter over the weekend. I live on the 3900 block of Kedvale, and drive a 2012 Jeep Liberty. My car was parked right out in front of my building on the same block. I am not sure if it happened overnight Saturday to Sunday (Jan 6th o Jan 7th) or Sunday to Monday (Jan 7th to Jan 8th) as I did not drive my car on Sunday. Monday morning however when I left for work the car sounded like truck, and was extremely loud when accelerating. I took it to Iggy's Muffler shop on Montrose and Harlem and was told that someone had cut through the front, and was half way through the back with they either gave up, or got spooked and left. Iggy's did great work and only charged me $50 to weld everything back together.

Not sure there is any way to prevent this from happening in the future, other than parking in well lit areas and everyone keeping a watchful eye. Unfortunately I do not have garage access which would be the best option.

Jan 09

Jan 05

Updated Jan 08

    These Are The 10 Richest Neighborhoods In Chicago
    We used science and data to determine which Chicago neighborhoods have the richest people. This article is an opinion based on facts and is meant as infotainment. Don't freak out. Welcome to the land of the 1%. Where you'll find lawyers, and doctors, and business executives.
    https://www.homesnacks.net
  • I believe if the police or fire department salaries were cut in half today, majority of the cops and firemen would stay on the job regardless. If they were to leave, I believe they could be replaced with equally as capable people rather quickly. I just believe their pay and benefits, including their pensions have gotten out of hand. If the unions do not want to agree to these reductions then I think a municipal bankruptcy would help take care of things.

  • PortageRules Love Portage Park!

    Cut police salaries in half? Can we start by not allowing the doubling of said salaries from rampant and often fake overtime. The OT these people put in is criminal and downright dangerous. It's nearly physically impossible to be coherent with the hours they put in and these people are...

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    Cut police salaries in half? Can we start by not allowing the doubling of said salaries from rampant and often fake overtime. The OT these people put in is criminal and downright dangerous. It's nearly physically impossible to be coherent with the hours they put in and these people are behind the wheel of very powerful autos and are armed to the teeth. The greed is no different than the wealthiest of business exec. And now all to be reactionary instead of preventative as far as serving and protecting. Not much more than a clean up crew and a very very expensive one at that.

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Jan 02

Updated Jan 06

Vets

Who do you like/dislike in portage park? I use chicago pet clinic and ace animal hospital for back up. I do not like portage park animal hospital.

  • We have 3 dogs and a cat and they love going to the vet. Love all Drs at Forest Glen on Elston! My parents and sis also go with all their pets too. Never push for expensive treatments and always explain things and options.

  • Too long to post nuances of situation but basically it involved a peculiar chronic ear infection, a lump under his ear, and an ear polyp but blood work and X-rays showed a healthy cat. Ultimately, it was carcinoma presenting itself in an obscure way (took him to Buffalo Grove specialty clinic for ct scan, and Dr. India did not think this was a good candidate for surgery and we sadly lost our cat in Nov. 2nd). Dr. Baehr never shrugged her shoulders or gave up.

Dec 22

Updated Jan 05

Do you leave mailperson a holiday gift?

Ive never done this but ive read up to $20.00 is standard. Thinking of doing it this year. How much do you give? Do you leave it in a card hanging out of your box like outgoing mail? Is there mail delivery tomorrow?

  • Dan G Scratch and win

    Agreed Weebis

  • Why would u want to tip any of these people,when they deliver to wrong addresses,steal from cards, they think have money in them,i now deliver my cards. In regards to garbage men and women i havent had recycled picked up going on a month. Tip this!

Dec 31 2014

Updated Jan 05

happy new year!

wishing everyone a safe and good new year!

anyone start on resolutions yet?

  • Good riddance to Jamie Anne...she's done don't ya know?!

    Thin skin much???

  • Giving credit or blame to a president for the state of the economy after one year is not right.

    If Trump's administration is able to sustain key economic factors (DJIA is not one of them) than we can begin to give him credit. But, until next year's State of the...

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    Giving credit or blame to a president for the state of the economy after one year is not right.

    If Trump's administration is able to sustain key economic factors (DJIA is not one of them) than we can begin to give him credit. But, until next year's State of the Union, we will have to see. The DJIA is an economic factor mainly for the upper crust including CEO's of the companies measured via the DJIA. I understand that retirement plans are effected by the DJIA, but that, like the economy is cyclical and factored into your lifetime average including the lean years when you shift your money largely to interest bearing investments.A select few are lucky enough or knowledgeable enough to play the market perfectly. (aka insiders and CEO's)

    Job creation, median income numbers, unemployment rates and interest rates are what effect the commoners like you and me not the DJIA. Giving Obama credit for that yesterday or to Trump today is a red herring.

    Now I will say that, in comparing economic numbers during the Reagan years and the Obama years, the recovery was considerably more sluggish under Obama. Both men inherited a catastrophic economy. While the economy has its own engine, the president's policies can assist in the trend (up or down). The economy has and always will run in cycles.

Hello, neighbor. This thread was closed due to violations of the EveryBlock community guidelines, which intend to keep discussions informative, friendly and respectful.

Jan 03

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Dec 18

Updated Jan 01

Cat lady from.....

Hello neighbors! We have a crazy cat lady on our street. She has at least 10 cats that roam freely. They are a problem. They spray, they get in my garage, they poop in everyone's lawn. I can't open my front door without one trying to run in. I know there are leash laws for dogs but what about cats. I am not the only neighbor upset by all the cats. I've tried talking to the cat lady but she does not care. Will the city come out if I call with a complaint?

  • Alley Cat Allies is a reputable organization that has been around for quite some time. Perhaps they are referring to the TNR cats as having a lifespan of 7 years. Surely they know that a strictly indoor pet cat receiving proper nutrition, veterinary care, etc., can and often does live...

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    Alley Cat Allies is a reputable organization that has been around for quite some time. Perhaps they are referring to the TNR cats as having a lifespan of 7 years. Surely they know that a strictly indoor pet cat receiving proper nutrition, veterinary care, etc., can and often does live almost 3 times that long. One of my cats was 19 years and 9 months old with medical issues that were well maintained over a long period of time. A friend had a kitty that was 26 years old. So, yes, cats can live very nicely well into a ripe old age!

  • Mute Truth is not determined by majority vote

    "Perhaps they are referring to the TNR cats as having a lifespan of 7 years. "

    Nope. Heres a quote from them

    "83% of the cats in managed TNR colonies had been residing in those colonies for more than six years—indicating a lifespan comparable to the 7.1-year lifespan of pet...

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    "Perhaps they are referring to the TNR cats as having a lifespan of 7 years. "

    Nope. Heres a quote from them

    "83% of the cats in managed TNR colonies had been residing in those colonies for more than six years—indicating a lifespan comparable to the 7.1-year lifespan of pet cats."

    From this link

    https://www.alleycat.org/resources/why-trap-neuter-return-feral-cats-the-case-for-tnr/

    "Surely they know that a strictly indoor pet cat receiving proper nutrition, veterinary care, etc., can and often does live almost 3 times that long. "

    Of course they know. And any reputable organization wouldnt state differently.

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Updated Dec 28

Any recognize this cat?

There's a garfield-looking cat that has been coming by my house for about 8 years or so now (Cullom and Long area.) She likes hanging out in my yard during the day. I've always been reluctant to bring her inside because I believe she's someone's cat. (Well fed, well groomed, when it's cold or wet she doesn't show up etc.)

She stopped coming around right after the time that the trapper was catching cats so I figured her owners were...

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There's a garfield-looking cat that has been coming by my house for about 8 years or so now (Cullom and Long area.) She likes hanging out in my yard during the day. I've always been reluctant to bring her inside because I believe she's someone's cat. (Well fed, well groomed, when it's cold or wet she doesn't show up etc.)

She stopped coming around right after the time that the trapper was catching cats so I figured her owners were keeping her indoors (good.) She's now returned, but looking a bit skinny--she was always very plump. It's odd for cats to lose weight that quickly unless there is a health problem--I tried to feed her, but she's not really interested.

I'm thinking about bringing her inside and possibly to the vet. But before I do that, I wanted to see if anyone knows if she's got an owner in the neighborhood. I tried to put a break-away collar on her that asked for her owner to call me, but she's not having any of that. I have not yet had her checked for a microchip and she is not ear-tipped.

  • Sheri is awesome. She took photos for Famous Fido of the dog I eventually ended up adopting. Then I returned to her studio for new photos a year or two later.

  • Yes, Sheri is wonderful. She helped me with a pregnant cat that showed up at my back door one day. She filled me in on what I needed to know, took the kittens pictures when they were ready to be adopted and posted them on her site. She started her...

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    Yes, Sheri is wonderful. She helped me with a pregnant cat that showed up at my back door one day. She filled me in on what I needed to know, took the kittens pictures when they were ready to be adopted and posted them on her site. She started her own rescue about a year or so ago.

    I'll post flyers in the neighborhood (when it gets a bit warmer) and see if anyone recognizes her. I haven't seen her since my failed attempt at bringing her in but that's pretty typical during the winter.

Dec 25 2015

Updated Dec 28

merry christmas !

merry christmas to all my every block friends.

I wish everyone well, especially those that may be having a difficult time this time of year.

if you received a gift good or bad and would recommend or not recommend you can post it below.

this way all those gift cards or exchanges anyone has to do knows what to spend it on.

  • scain09 Transplant from southside

    I got new socks but no underwear. I guess this pair can last me til next year. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  • well, they ended up taking it back to target, they could not find the receipt, and even though they asked to do an even exchange and just get a different size target gave them 1/2 off credit because of no receipt (which may or may not have been the last sale price) and got me another pair.

Dec 28

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