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Calling on Chicago to provide 2200K PC AMBER LED Streetlight Test Block

Chicago is in the process, like many cities around the world, of replacing our streetlights with blue-rich white LED's (BRWL's). At 3000K these lights are at the absolute highest end of what the AMA has deemed safe. Blue spectrum light at night (270,000 streetlights in Chicago) will affect the health and circadian rhythms of people, plants and animals by creating 24 hours of daylight. IMHO, these lights are not only unsafe they are ugly and painful to look at, just...

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Chicago is in the process, like many cities around the world, of replacing our streetlights with blue-rich white LED's (BRWL's). At 3000K these lights are at the absolute highest end of what the AMA has deemed safe. Blue spectrum light at night (270,000 streetlights in Chicago) will affect the health and circadian rhythms of people, plants and animals by creating 24 hours of daylight. IMHO, these lights are not only unsafe they are ugly and painful to look at, just like the new LED headlights...too bright and too glaring. They will make our city look like the frozen food aisle at Aldi, or at best, a Night Game. Chicago owes it to its tax payers, who will shell out $700 per light, to at least set up one test street with 2200K PC Amber LED's. If you would like to see such a test street, please let your Aldermen know. This is a four year roll out and changes can be made before it’s too late. If you would like to view or join our FB Group, please feel welcome. Thank you.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/155084901640186/

    https://www.facebook.com
  • Happy to offer up my block as a test street. It already has the new lights, so would be great for asking the 48 homes there which they prefer. Also happy to offer my self as a test subject if they want to take any levels before and after the color temp change.

  • Seems very reasonable to me. My understanding is that there exists a ton evidence suggesting that blue-rich light is dangerous (AMA, Harvard, University of Haifa etc.) while the only draw back to warmer temps is a loss in color differentiation which is natural for night time. If the city gets the color temp wrong they could eventually have to do the switch out a second time. Virtually no risk in going warmer.

  • Thank you Mandacine and Donald. It seems as if people don't care how much damage, light trespass, glaring ugliness are coming to Chicago. They will once they realize how truly awful these lights are. Of course, if you love the blinding new LED headlights on new cars, you are going...

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    Thank you Mandacine and Donald. It seems as if people don't care how much damage, light trespass, glaring ugliness are coming to Chicago. They will once they realize how truly awful these lights are. Of course, if you love the blinding new LED headlights on new cars, you are going to LOVE the new blinding streetlights. And some say they feel safer...well then, please explain all the violent crime that takes place in daylight. These lights will do not do anything but make people 'feel' safer. In fact, they are so harmful to humans and the environment that their chances of being affected by the detrimental effect of 24 hours of daylight are much greater than being a victim of a crime. I hope there will be some people who will see this post and care about what is happening to our City.

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Updated 16 hours ago

"Future Stars"

Anyone see the Future Stars out in Lakeview asking for money? Future Stars is supposedly an organization that helps young adults go to college. You're asked to provide a check or cash of $20 and receive a Tribune subscription. I haven't been able to find anything on this scholarship online. Is it a scam? Has anyone else experienced this?

  • I signed up for this once, and never received anything. In the end I had to call in to the Tribune to ask if they knew anything about it - they didn't, and had no record of a subscription under my name. Not necessarily saying it's a scam, just that my experience was poor.

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Updated 36 hours ago

It’s shoveling season

That means all sidewalks in front of your building neighbors, including Amsje Emet.

  • Mute Mute Me

    Oddly enough i find my elderly clients always have their walkways shoveled and salted. What a nice gesture victor. When i see posts looking for someone ill send them your way. I thought of this thread today as i walked a large elderly dog whos guardian fails to see its...

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    Oddly enough i find my elderly clients always have their walkways shoveled and salted. What a nice gesture victor. When i see posts looking for someone ill send them your way. I thought of this thread today as i walked a large elderly dog whos guardian fails to see its his dogs time. The dog slipped on the ice as he can barely walk on clear walkways. Then i remembered how i used to walk in lincoln park and see a blind woman everyday walking from clark to orchard and how upset i couldnt help her navigate as i was walking 2 large dogs myself but st hilary would not have their sidewalks shoveled or salted. Some peopl3 have a hard time walking without heels or snow or ice to navigate.

  • Victor Perez small business owner

    Thanks Mute! and I hope that elderly dog has the love and attention it deserves. Thanks for being a caring person! keep trucking babe

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Dec 05

Updated 3 days ago

Is that man still trapping feral cats around the city?

It was on the news a few days ago http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/11/30/chicago-man-trapping-cats/ but I have not heard any updates.

I'm not sure how I feel about what he's doing. On one hand, I do not like the thought of half a million cats roaming the streets, and killing birds, and freezing to death.

But on the other hand, it is sad that they are going to an over crowded kill shelter.

Just curious to know if he is still at it?

    Chicago Man Trapping Cats Hopes To Get City's Attention
    CHICAGO (CBS) - A Chicago man, who has trapped more than 40 cats this week, was back at it on Thursday. Chicago's Animal Care and Control (CACC) asked Disgrace Felyer to stop, and even issued a warning to cat owners, or those who care for feral cat colonies, to keep their feline friends indoors.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com
  • Catherine NO!

    The pest abatement program I was referring to had to do with pigeons and the barbed and sharp wires around CTA train stations and other areas. I didn't mean to at all suggest that birds of prey were being purposely used as part of any pest abatement program. My aim...

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    The pest abatement program I was referring to had to do with pigeons and the barbed and sharp wires around CTA train stations and other areas. I didn't mean to at all suggest that birds of prey were being purposely used as part of any pest abatement program. My aim was simply to point out some problems with the overgeneralized outdoor cats vs birds argument.

    These articles reference Bald Eagles being sighted in Chicago:
    https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20170222/pullman/chicago-bald-eagles-booming-population-lake-calumet

    http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2017/03/23/bald-eagles-spotted-near-o-hare-signal-comeback

    If the sightings were technically in Chicago suburbs, and not in metro Chicago itself, I apologize. I'm not familiar with the technical boundaries between city and suburbs.

  • Spam Alert Don't be selling your used junk up in here, okay?

    I see it didn't take long for this to turn into a thread full of comments about the alleged benefits of having non-native predators like cats running wild in the city. The thread topic really is about this guy who is acting within the law to trap illegally free-roaming house...

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    I see it didn't take long for this to turn into a thread full of comments about the alleged benefits of having non-native predators like cats running wild in the city. The thread topic really is about this guy who is acting within the law to trap illegally free-roaming house cats (not ferals, even) and turning them in to CACC, which is supposed to (but clearly can't) accept them.

    Perhaps we should also talk about the fallacy that no-kill shelters are an actual solution to those which euthanize animals which cannot be adopted out. Because that's another thing that this trapper is demonstrating.

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2017 guide to Chicago’s TBOX bar crawl

Two free tickets to a show at Laugh Factory (3175 N. Broadway 773-327-3175)

This article has 7 other Chicago locations (Show)

...the official festivities bright and early at the opening ceremony, held at The Cubby Bear (1059 W. Addison St. 773-327-1662). TBOXers can pick up their wristbands, T-shirt and souvenir badge at...

...TBOXers can pick up their wristbands, T-shirt and souvenir badge at Murphy’s Bleachers (3655 N. Sheffield Ave. 773-281-5356) through Thursday, Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m...

Festa recommends stopping by The Graystone Tavern (3441 N. Sheffield Ave. 773-666-5450) or Underground Lounge (952 W. Newport Ave. 773-871-4343) in addition...

...stopping by The Graystone Tavern (3441 N. Sheffield Ave. 773-666-5450) or Underground Lounge (952 W. Newport Ave. 773-871-4343) in addition to some of the larger spots like Old Crow Smokehouse...

...773-871-4343) in addition to some of the larger spots like Old Crow Smokehouse (3506 N. Clark St. 773-537-4452), Sluggers (3540 N. Clark St. 773-248-0055) or The Cubby Bear...

...the larger spots like Old Crow Smokehouse (3506 N. Clark St. 773-537-4452), Sluggers (3540 N. Clark St. 773-248-0055) or The Cubby Bear...

Marissa Conrad, former Chicago Tribune Food and Dining deputy editor, has TBOXed the past two years, and shared her sage advice for getting through the day without passing out. She suggests going to the Wrigleyville Taco Bell (still open, for now, at 1111 W. Addison St.) for sustenance.

    2017 guide to Chicago's TBOX bar crawl
    A 10-hour bar crawl in Wrigley TBOX, aka the 12 Bars of Xmas, is back for its 22nd annual pub crawl featuring day drinking, costumes and edible showers upon showers of cereal. What began as a humble crawl with some 60 people in 1996 has since become a huge Wrigleyville holiday party with more than 12,000 attendees each year.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

  • Is there a Tbox survival guide for non-participants?

6 days ago

2017 guide to Chicago’s TBOX bar crawl

Two free tickets to a show at Laugh Factory (3175 N. Broadway 773-327-3175)

This article has 7 other Chicago locations (Show)

...the official festivities bright and early at the opening ceremony, held at The Cubby Bear (1059 W. Addison St. 773-327-1662). TBOXers can pick up their wristbands, T-shirt and souvenir badge at...

...TBOXers can pick up their wristbands, T-shirt and souvenir badge at Murphy’s Bleachers (3655 N. Sheffield Ave. 773-281-5356) through Thursday, Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m...

Festa recommends stopping by The Graystone Tavern (3441 N. Sheffield Ave. 773-666-5450) or Underground Lounge (952 W. Newport Ave. 773-871-4343) in addition...

...stopping by The Graystone Tavern (3441 N. Sheffield Ave. 773-666-5450) or Underground Lounge (952 W. Newport Ave. 773-871-4343) in addition to some of the larger spots like Old Crow Smokehouse...

...773-871-4343) in addition to some of the larger spots like Old Crow Smokehouse (3506 N. Clark St. 773-537-4452), Sluggers (3540 N. Clark St. 773-248-0055) or The Cubby Bear...

...the larger spots like Old Crow Smokehouse (3506 N. Clark St. 773-537-4452), Sluggers (3540 N. Clark St. 773-248-0055) or The Cubby Bear...

Marissa Conrad, former Chicago Tribune Food and Dining deputy editor, has TBOXed the past two years, and shared her sage advice for getting through the day without passing out. She suggests going to the Wrigleyville Taco Bell (still open, for now, at 1111 W. Addison St.) for sustenance.

    2017 guide to Chicago's TBOX bar crawl
    A 10-hour bar crawl in Wrigley TBOX, aka the 12 Bars of Xmas, is back for its 22nd annual pub crawl featuring day drinking, costumes and edible showers upon showers of cereal. What began as a humble crawl with some 60 people in 1996 has since become a huge Wrigleyville holiday party with more than 12,000 attendees each year.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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Nov 27

Updated Dec 06

Painter Reccomendations

I had my condo painted a few weeks and the painter did a horrible job. He didn’t patch holes, didn’t use dropcloths, and didn’t paint the ceilings (this is an abbreviated list of what went wrong). I contacted Paintzen to get a quote and they said they would have to repaint everything, which I would rather not do.

  • I decided to go with Chicago Painters, Inc (http://www.chicago-painters.com) and they're coming on Monday. They came out for a quote last Saturday and were great and didn't try to upset. I asked about painting the kitchen cabinets and they said it wouldn't be worth it, since the paint would come...

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    I decided to go with Chicago Painters, Inc (http://www.chicago-painters.com) and they're coming on Monday. They came out for a quote last Saturday and were great and didn't try to upset. I asked about painting the kitchen cabinets and they said it wouldn't be worth it, since the paint would come off due to the type of cabinets. They gave a little discount if I booked before March and with that discount the whole job is about half of what I was paying the other company. I'll let everyone know how it all turns out, but so far their office manager and dedicated project manager has been extremely helpful and professional.

  • Great! I haven’t seen you this happy in a while. We’re looking forward to your follow up message!

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Dec 05

    Winterland at the Park at Wrigley is a "Must Do" this December
    The family-friendly atmosphere with The Rink at the Park and Santa's Workshop, gift shopping options including Park at Wrigley has been transformed into a winter destination and town square where family and friends can gather to skate, shop, eat and celebrate the season.
    http://southportcorridorchicago.blogspot.com

Oct 31

Updated Dec 05

Rental properties in Lake View

Hi! My husband and I are moving from DC to Chicago in April and are looking to rent in before buying. We've never worked with a broker before but think that may be our best option, since we'll only have a day or two to visit and find a place.

Does anyone have suggestions on a broker/agent? Thanks!

Ami

Dec 03

Updated Dec 05

New Planet Fitness

Hi neighbors, does anyone know when the new Planet Fitness that is coming to 3636 N Broadway is going to open??

  • oooohhhhh is that what they're doing at 3636? I thought Life Storage was expanding. Just what we need another fitness Center :)

  • No news on when it will open. Yes, we need another fitness center, one that doesn't cost $80 per member per month! :)

  • Ed H. 5 year Lakeview resident

    I agree, we need another cheap one. The XSport on Broadway is CRAZY busy. I'm shocked to hear planet fitness is coming though!

Dec 04

Updated Dec 05

Snow removal

Does anyone know of a person who does snow removal in Lincoln Park? Trying to keep out ahead of things... Thanks.

  • Margery. i do plz e-mail at Jerrykorolchuk2004@yahoo.com i will respond to your e-mail re-snow removal your house.

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Dec 01

Updated Dec 02

Found

We found a black bag in front of our office, 3121 N Broadway, if anyone lost one. Please call to identify 773-248-8800

Dec 02

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    USE/OCCUPANCY CLASSIFICATION: A- 173 UNIT RESIDENTIAL BUILDING.REMOVE AND REPLACE EXISTING CLAY TILE ROOF SYSTEM, MATCH EXISTING MATERIAL AND COLOR. NO WORK TO UNITS OR COMMON SPACES. ALTERNATE ADDRESS 2836 NORTH PINE GROVE

    501 W. Surf St. Issued November 30, 2017 Comment

Nov 30

Updated Dec 01

Yard Maintenance

Does anyone know of an inexpensive service or person who does raking/leaf collection?

  • Victor Perez small business owner

    Quality assurance contracting services llc.
    312 885 1719
    We also do snow removal.
    Thanks!

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