31 hours ago

Updated 48 min ago

Question about the carjackings

It seems that we have tens of carjackings every week. Got me thinking. What is this doing to the car insurance costs in Chicago? And can the victims whose cars get totalled sue the thieves direct or does the insurance sue the thieves?

  • Eric from 60618 Lifelong NW sider, business owner and deplorable.

    White flight is real, its not about racism, its about survival. It happened to Detroit and it will happen here, eventually there will only be dindus left in the city. Good hardworking people cant even go to their cars without a gun stuck in their faces. Who wants to raise...

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    White flight is real, its not about racism, its about survival. It happened to Detroit and it will happen here, eventually there will only be dindus left in the city. Good hardworking people cant even go to their cars without a gun stuck in their faces. Who wants to raise a family with that? The police are hesitant from the Ferguson effect and knowing criminals are given more protection than them and law abiding citizens. Corrupt mindless politicians won't be laughing when there's no one to tax here but jobless criminals and illegal immigrants. But they'll be happy because at least they'll kept being voted in...

  • We're probably seeing more car jackings because stealing a car the old fashioned way has become more difficult and thieves are less "talented." With social media we hear about it more often than before which injects bias into our observation. Insurance actuaries would know for sure. My guess is it isn't worse than years ago when thieves showed courtesy by stealing your car at night while you slept.

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Nov 09

Updated 31 hours ago

Spree of muggings early evening November 8th in Buena Park

CHICAGO - Residents of Chicago's Uptown neighborhood should be on guard after reports of three separate muggings that occurred in just 15 minutes Wednesday night.
The first robbery happened around 7:30 p.m. near West Buena and North Clarendon avenues. The victim said four males attacked him and ran east, toward Marine Drive.
Right after that, another man was reportedly beaten up and robbed in the 700-block of West Bittersweet Place.
Minutes later, the group reportedly beat a 50-year-old man to...

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CHICAGO - Residents of Chicago's Uptown neighborhood should be on guard after reports of three separate muggings that occurred in just 15 minutes Wednesday night.
The first robbery happened around 7:30 p.m. near West Buena and North Clarendon avenues. The victim said four males attacked him and ran east, toward Marine Drive.
Right after that, another man was reportedly beaten up and robbed in the 700-block of West Bittersweet Place.
Minutes later, the group reportedly beat a 50-year-old man to the ground, but he was not robbed. The attackers ran north on Clarendon. The victim was treated at a hospital.
There is surveillance video of one of the violent attacks. The robbers appear to be between 15-18 years old.
I have been in contact with the investigating officers of these incidents.
As I have recording cameras surrounding my estate on Hutchinson and Clarendon,
I will check to see if there is anything that can be helpful to police. I have reported this information to the police.

  • Mute Mute Me

    " I'm not sure why this keeps happening"

    what has changed that would stop it from happening?

    "My friend and his pregnant wife have a condo in that exact area, and I do worry about their safety"

    im not sure if a pregnant woman would be seen as an easy target or just the opposite since if caught there are added charges.

    why would anyone want to raise children in that area? Hopefully they dont plan to stay long!

  • DEAR ALL:
    Concerning the rampage of muggings November 8th, I received a call last night from the lead detective: one of the 4 criminals is in custody. The CPD is now interviewing the suspect to turn in the other 3 which I am confident he will in exchange for reduced charges. So this good news to enhance safety for our neighborhood.

    HAVE A WONDERFUL THANKSGIVING MY FRIENDS !!

34 hours ago

    Rock Engravings of Dogs on Leashes Show Pre-Neolithic Good Boys
    A new study of prehistoric rock art reveals how hunters in the Arabian Peninsula pursued prey with dogs over 8,000 years ago - and even controlled their packs with leashes. The engravings represent the earliest evidence for dogs on the Arabian Peninsula and might even stand as the earliest depictions of canines yet, as Science first reported.
    https://hyperallergic.com

36 hours ago

Where to find Santa in Chicago suburbs

...Race: 8:30--11 a.m. Sunday Dec. 3, Streamwood Park District, Hoosier Grove Park, 700 W. Irving Park Road. A 2.5-mile trek along the paved path to Aquarius Park and back to...

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...the Bartlett History Museum: 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 2. Bartlett village hall, 228 S. Main St. Bring your wish lists and camera to capture the moment with the jolly old soul...

Bensenville Santa's Brunch at White Pines: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at White Pines Golf Club & Banquets, 500 W. Jefferson. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Buffet breakfast, including kid-favorite dishes, holiday crafts and visits with Santa. (630) 766-0304, ext. 2. whitepinesgolf.com.

Elk Grove Village Tree Lighting and Concert: 4-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24, village green, 901 Wellington Ave. Tree lighting and concert by Gary Lewis and the Playboys. Cookies, hot chocolates and refreshments. Santa and his elves will follow 5:30 tree lighting. For information, www.elkgrove.com.

...Storytime: 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, Garden Terrace Banquets at the Pavilion, 1000 Wellington Ave. A magical evening with holiday entertainment. Story time with Mrs. Claus. Crafts and hot chocolate...

...Mistletoe Market: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, at Hampshire Middle School, 560 S. State St. Join the Hampshire Area Chamber of Commerce for this newly revamped event. In addition to...

Hanover Park Tree-lighting Ceremony: 6-8:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, village hall, 2121 W. Lake St.. Entertainment and refreshments. A special guest "flips the switch" to light up the village. Free. www.hpil.org/Our-Community/Village-Events.aspx.

Libertyville Tree lighting: 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24, Cook Park, 413 N. Milwaukee Ave.. After the tree lighting, Santa arrives around 7 p.m. Visit www.libertyville.com.

Lisle Santa Train: 9:45 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, at Lisle metra station, 1000 Front St. Santa Train leaves at 9:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. Join Santa and costumed characters for a trip to Chicago's Union Station and back. $18. (630) 769-1000 or www.facebook.com/TheLislePolarExpressTrain.

...1 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at John Shields Elementary, 85 S. Main St., holiday craft/vendor show, as well as Cookies With Mrs. Santa and children's crafts...

...and Menorah Lighting: 4:30-6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, Vernon Hills Golf Course, 291 Evergreen Drive. Mayor Roger Byrne will flip the switch to light the holiday tree. Enjoy hot chocolate...

Wauconda Tree Lighting: 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, Wauconda Park District community Center, 600 N. Main St. After a day of activities on Main street starting at 2 p.m., Santa will...

    Where to find Santa in Chicago suburbs
    Even though Santa is getting ready for Christmas Eve, he seems to be just about everywhere nowadays. How? We don't know. But at the Daily Herald, we put together a list where you can find Kriss Kringle in the suburbs. The hot event?
    http://www.dailyherald.com

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5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

How to get a referendum started?

Would anyone know where to go to get a referendum on the ballot? would it be the City or County? and is there a cost?
Thanks.
I'm going to start a 5 strikes & out petition.

  • do you think the judges & chief judge know about this law? I keep seeing a rotating door with the same criminals released. Maybe (we) should send the Chief Judge a copy of the law to remind him?

  • Neighborhood Dad 25-year resident of North Center/St Bens/Lincol...

    I think they and the States’ Attorneys and defense attorneys all know about it.

    Again, I haven’t researched it. But I doubt anyone has even qualified for those 3 strikes. Meaning nobody has had two prior, separate convictions for the heinous felonies listed and folllowed it up with another such...

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    I think they and the States’ Attorneys and defense attorneys all know about it.

    Again, I haven’t researched it. But I doubt anyone has even qualified for those 3 strikes. Meaning nobody has had two prior, separate convictions for the heinous felonies listed and folllowed it up with another such conviction. I’d assume any of the felonies would have resulted in perhaps a 25-year sentence. Two of those would be 50 years. Assuming the person was 18 at the first conviction, and there were only 2 years between the first release and the second conviction. That’d leave you with a 70-year-old needing to commit another heinous crime.

    It needs to be a broader list of what felonies count as “strikes.” And a system that doesn’t use those strikes to pressure perps into pleading to lesser crimes to avoid a strike.

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Updated 3 days ago

Local Movers needed

Need a mover to pick up a lg couch in north center and move it to wrigleyville

3 days ago

Nov 09

Updated 4 days ago

At least 2 mugged in Uptown in 15 minutes, police say

...by a group of three teen boys just after 7:15 p.m. in the 700-block of West Bittersweet Place, police said...

...15 minutes later, police said a 59-year-old man was walking south in the 4200-block of North Clarendon Avenue when he was approached, in an aggressive manner, by a group of four or five...

    At least 2 mugged in Uptown in 15 minutes, police say
    Residents of Chicago's Uptown neighborhood should be on guard after reports of three separate muggings that occurred in just 15 minutes Wednesday night. Police have confirmed two of the three incidents. A 40-year-old man was approached by a group of three teen boys just after 7:15 p.m.
    http://abc7chicago.com

  • Mute Mute Me

    Then the alderman i suppose .

  • i know that whenever I go to eat some sushi at Agami right before my trips to the green mill I can see people getting arrested,buying drugs, running after each other. It's like a free movie. I can tell you that the alderman is full of ---- if he feels that its all on Starbucks

Nov 15

Updated 4 days ago

BOOKS

Does any organization or individual take books as a donation anymore? or should they just be thrown in the recycle bin for garbage collection?

  • Mute Mute Me

    "Teachers are always looking for very specific books, not your trash. We already have plenty on our plate without fielding worthless heavy books"

    Typical. Has no idea what books the op has but calls them trash,worthless and heavy! How teacherly.

  • maybe you wouldn't have so much on your plate if you weren't a jerk to those trying to help you. simmer down, lesko

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4 days ago

  • Motivational Math for Fourth Grade!

    Ms. Powell is asking for $379.85:
    My students need hands-on help with number sense, especially multiplication tables, which is why they need the Learning Wrap-Ups Introductory Math Kit, as it will help my students with all four operations, plus fractions!
    Walt Disney Magnet School Comment

5 days ago

5 days ago

These nearby schools are looking for financial help on DonorsChoose.org:

  • A Breath of Fresh Air

    Mr. Gutierrez is asking for $622.26:
    My students need an air purifier to help reduce impurities in the classroom air and help regulate comfortable temperatures.
    Horace Greeley Elementary School Comment
  • The Great Smell of Success!

    Mr. Gutierrez is asking for $163.29:
    My students need essential oils and an oil diffuser to help keep calm and focused in the classroom.
    Horace Greeley Elementary School Comment

Nov 17

Nov 17

These nearby schools are looking for financial help on DonorsChoose.org:

Nov 16

Hazel + Junior?

I came home about 30 minutes ago (8:30PM) and couldn’t get through the intersection because of several squad cars blocking Junior. They didn’t have their lights on, but there were officers walking around, seemingly looking for something. Anyone know what’s going on?

Nov 14

Updated Nov 16

Ravenswood and Irving Park

Hi all, the police and fire department just shut down Ravenswood north of Irving Park Rd (9:15pm Tuesday 11/14) anyone know why?

  • There was a fire in the uniform company in the 4100 block of Ravenswood.

  • I left 4043 Ravenswood at around 10 and saw four ambulances, two fire trucks, and the police car blocking Ravenswood at Irving. Its odd that something calling for that kind of response wasn't covered in the media.

Nov 16

Nov 16

Nov 05

Updated Nov 15

COYOTE

Holy Sh*t, I'm standing last night on my porch around 10:45pm having my drinks before heading downtown to Gibson's, and this huge animal which I later learn to be a coyote, zipped at 100mph past my house east on Hutchinson.
Unreal.

  • My sister saw that dude by the PNC bank a few months back. Got a good picture of him.

  • A picture of Yves? Or the coyote?

Nov 14

snow shoveler near Broadway and Wellington?

I'm looking for someone I can pay to shovel our front sidewalk this winter right around Broadway and Wellington. Anyone know anyone?

Nov 14

    The 22nd Annual Southport Holiday Stroll is December 1, 2017
    It's that time of year again! The Southport Holiday Stroll will be held on Friday, December 1, 2017 from 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM this year from Belmont to Irving Park Road. More information can be found here from the Lakeview Chamber of Commerce!
    http://southportcorridorchicago.blogspot.com

Jun 14 2012

Updated Nov 14

Looking for mechanic for Prius near Lakeview

Does anyone know an honest and reasonable mechanic who works on Toyota Prius? I saw a Yelp listing for Motocare on Western but I don't know anything about them.

  • I've had really good luck with Nal's Auto Repair on Irving Park @ Ravenswood. Check out some reviews:
    http://www.yelp.com/biz/nals-chicago

  • Jeff Avondale resident, avid cyclist

    Green Wheels Automotive Services,
    1540 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
    Auto dealership & mechanic specializing in electric cars & environmentally-oriented vehicles with good reviews

Nov 14

Nov 14

Broadway and Sheridan Block Progressing Nicely

The gas station is long gone, and the glazing is almost complete on 3901 North Broadway, the residential block going up on the northeast corner of Sheridan and Broadway.

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The gas station is long gone, and the glazing is almost complete on 3901 North Broadway, the residential block going up on the northeast corner of Sheridan and Broadway.

    Broadway and Sheridan Block Progressing Nicely
    The gas station is long gone, and the glazing is almost complete on 3901 North Broadway, the residential block going up on the northeast corner of Sheridan and Broadway. We spent many a windy winter's afternoon standing on that corner waiting for the #80 Irving Park bus to provide us with shelter, safety, and transportation.
    https://www.chicagoarchitecture.org

Nov 13

Chicago weekend violence: 2 killed by rifle fire, 2 shot on Lake Shore Drive within minutes of each other

Earlier Sunday, a 40-year-old man was shot around 3:30 a.m. in the 3200 block of North Lake Shore Drive in the Lakeview East neighborhood. Then around 3:45 a.m., a 34-year-old man was shot in the 3900 block of North Lake Shore Drive in the Lakeview neighborhood.

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The two men killed by rifle fire were shot by a masked gunman as they left a party in the 2400 block of West 47th Street early Sunday morning, police said. The victims were identified by family as Alejandro Arellano and Angel Rosario, both 29.

The 14-year-old was shot late Sunday night while he stood on the sidewalk in the 10700 block of South Langley Avenue in the Roseland neighborhood, police said.  He was one of three teenagers wounded over the weekend.

Earlier Sunday, a 40-year-old man was shot around 3:30 a.m. in the 3200 block of North Lake Shore Drive in the Lakeview East neighborhood. Then around 3:45 a.m., a 34-year-old man was shot in the 3900 block of North Lake Shore Drive in the Lakeview neighborhood.

    Two killed by rifle fire among 20 people shot in Chicago over weekend
    Two slayings this weekend -- the result of a double shooting with a rifle on the South Side -- bring the city within a stone's throw of 600 homicides. The city reached 598 killings after the Brighton Park double homicide early Sunday, according to records kept by the Tribune.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Nov 13

Two killed by rifle fire among 20 people shot in Chicago over weekend

Earlier Sunday, one man, 40, was shot around 3:30 a.m. in the 3200 block of North Lake Shore Drive in the Lakeview East neighborhood. Then, around 3:45 a.m., a 34-year-old man was shot in the 3900 block of North Lake Shore Drive in the Lakeview neighborhood.

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Rifle casings litter the ground at the scene of a double homicide in the 2400 block of West 47th Street in Brighton Park on Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017.

He was shot in the leg late Sunday night while he stood on the sidewalk in the 10700 block of South Langley Avenue in the Far South Side's Roseland neighborhood.

Earlier Sunday, one man, 40, was shot around 3:30 a.m. in the 3200 block of North Lake Shore Drive in the Lakeview East neighborhood. Then, around 3:45 a.m., a 34-year-old man was shot in the 3900 block of North Lake Shore Drive in the Lakeview neighborhood.

    Two killed by rifle fire among 20 people shot in Chicago over weekend
    Two slayings this weekend -- the result of a double shooting with a rifle on the South Side -- bring the city within a stone's throw of 600 homicides. The city reached 598 killings after the Brighton Park double homicide early Sunday, according to records kept by the Tribune.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Nov 13

Nov 11

Updated Nov 12

LOST DOG

A friend lost his dog Armitage LaPorte
Lukey, 5 year old male Shih Tzu
No collar, No chip
If you’ve seen him please
Call Ritilio 773 681-6597
If you call his name, he’ll come to you.
His family really misses him.
Thank you

Nov 10

Updated Nov 12

Be careful out there today - streets and sidewalks glaze ice

I just returned from being out. I was east of Ashland Ave. at about Fullerton. The side streets and sidewalks are glaze ice. Cars are fishtailing and skidding trying to stop. I tried to stop at one intersection and forget it --- my car just kept going and stopped about the middle of the intersection. It was that way all the way until Western, where it's not so bad, but is still wet and looks icy in places.

Bicyclists are having a very hard time of it. They skid if they try to slow down or stop, and then when they put their foot down they slip.

So far the main streets are just slushy and are safer.

  • catlady for the love of cats, lets get along!

    oh man, thanks for the heads up Beeb! I am one who hates driving in the snow, yes i've lived here all my life but i still cannot do it lol. I shall be driving super slow this evening. Stay safe!

  • Buses were stuck on broadway.

  • Victor Perez small business owner

    If you're in need of snow and ice removal or preventive maintenance call
    312 885 1719
    Reasonably priced
    Quality assurance contracting services llc

Nov 12

Gunman in mask fatally shoots 2 with rifle in Brighton Park

At 3:45 a.m. officers found another man suffering from gunshot wounds in the 3900 block of North Lake Shore Drive in the Lakeview neighborhood, police said. The man, 34, was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic...

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In the fatal attack, the men, both 29, were pronounced dead on the scene in the 2400 block of West 47th Street about 1:55 a.m. Sunday, according to police and law enforcement sources.

...40-year-old man was shot in the right arm while driving south in the 3200 block of North Lake Shore Drive in the Lakeview East neighborhood about 3:30 a.m. Sunday, police said. He told...

About 2:45 p.m., officers were called to the 3900 block of West Van Buren Street on the West Side, according to a police media notification. 

At the scene, police taped off the street and a vacant lot at Van Buren and Springfield Avenue.

...with someone about 10:15 p.m. Saturday, police said. He was shot in the 1200 block of South Fairfield Avenue near the Douglas Park neighborhood and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where his condition was...

In the South Shore neighborhood, an 18-year man was shot in the leg in the 7100 block of South Cyril Avenue, according to police. The man suffered a gunshot wound to the shoulder about 7:45 p.m. and was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was in good condition, police said.

    Gunman in mask fatally shoots 2 with rifle in Brighton Park
    Two men were killed in a rifle shooting in the Brighton Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side while five other people were wounded in city gunfire between Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning, Chicago police said. In the fatal attack, the men, both 29, were pronounced dead on the scene in the 2400 block of West 47th Street about 1:55 a.m.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Nov 12

2 Dead, 12 Wounded In Chicago Weekend Shootings

...a 34-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound to his back in the 3900 block of North Lake Shore Drive, police said. He wasn’t cooperating with investigators, and the circumstances of the shooting were...

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...Side, according to Chicago Police. They were walking about 1:55 a.m. in the 2400 block of West 47th Place when an eastbound gray Toyota Corolla pulled up and a male shooter got out and...

About 3:30 a.m., a 40-year-old man was driving south in the 3200 block of North Lake Shore Drive when another vehicle pulled up next to his and someone inside fired shots, police said...

...an argument with another male who pulled out a gun and fired shots in the 1100 block of South Francisco, Chicago Police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital and stabilized with a gunshot...

...shoulder about 7:45 p.m. when someone fired shots inside the home in the 7100 block of South Cyril, according to Chicago Police. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in good condition...

...old “was involved in a narcotics-related transaction” about 2:45 p.m. in the 3900 block of West Van Buren when someone he knew pulled out a gun and shot him in the head, according...

Another man was shot and critically wounded Saturday morning in the West Side Austin neighborhood. The 41-year-old was found with a gunshot wound to the leg at 2:04 a.m. in an apartment in the 800 block of North Waller, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition.

...on the South Side. Officers conducted a well-being check at a home in the 200 block of West 37th Street and found the man inside a bedroom with gunshot wounds to both legs, police said...

...23-year-old told investigators he was walking about 10:40 p.m. in the 7300 block of South Damen when he heard shots and felt pain, police said. He was shot in the left...

...West Side. He was walking on the sidewalk about 8:40 p.m. in the 800 block of North Homan when two male shooters walked up and opened fire, police said. The man was taken...

...26, were in a “dispute” with two unknown males about 8 p.m. in the 4100 block of West Division when shots were exchanged, according to police. The younger man was struck in the left...

...Side. Shortly after 7 p.m., a 20-year-old man was standing in the 4200 block of West Cermak when someone walked up to him and fired shots, police said. He was taken to...

    2 Dead, 12 Wounded In Chicago Weekend Shootings
    CHICAGO (CBS) - Two men were killed and at least 12 other people were wounded in weekend shootings across Chicago. The men, who were thought to be in their mid-20s, were shot dead early Sunday in the Brighton Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side, according to Chicago Police.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

Nov 12

Gunman in mask fatally shoots 2 with rifle in Brighton Park

At 3:45 a.m. officers found another man suffering from gunshot wounds in the 3900 block of North Lake Shore Drive in the Lake View neighborhood, police said. The man, 34, was taken to Advocate Illinois...

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In the fatal attack, the men, both 29, were pronounced dead on the scene in the 2400 block of West 47th Street about 1:55 a.m. Sunday, according to police and law enforcement sources.

...year-old man was shot in the right arm while while driving south in the 3200 block of North Lake Shore Drive in the Lake View East neighborhood about 3:30 a.m. Sunday, police said. He...

About 2:45 p.m., officers were called to the 3900 block of West Van Buren Street on the West Side, according to a police media notification. 

At the scene Saturday afternoon, police taped off the street and a vacant lot at Van Buren and Springfield Avenue.

...with someone about 10:15 p.m. Saturday, police said. He was shot in the 1200 block of South Fairfield Avenue near the Douglas Park neighborhood and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where his condition was...

In the South Shore neighborhood, an 18-year man was shot in the leg in the 7100 block of South Cyril Avenue, according to police. The man suffered a gunshot wound to the shoulder about 7:45 p.m. and was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was in good condition, police said.

    One shot Saturday afternoon in East Garfield Park
    A man was shot Saturday in East Garfield Park, authorities said.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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