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Outrageous water bill

Does anyone know how (step by step) a family that got a $4,000.00 water bill can resolve it? There's no question that they used that much water (they hadn't) and even with the sewer bill or a leak in the street (which is what they know happened) there's no way they can pay this. What do they do first?

  • We are going through a similar situation. The cause of our bill is the fact that we failed to register a property that we are gutting as "vacant" metered. Our water bill was almost $3000 for an 18 months period in which we used no water. We are fighting it but doubt that it will get resolved in the byzintine city hall empire.

  • ^^^^^try Pam Zekman, CBS Chicago.

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    Also contact your alderman. What ward are you in? Just go there and make a ruckus - like raise your voice and act very, very upset, and say " This is outrageous, something must be done about this immediately" And Pam Zechman is good for solving problems like that. She...

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    Also contact your alderman. What ward are you in? Just go there and make a ruckus - like raise your voice and act very, very upset, and say " This is outrageous, something must be done about this immediately" And Pam Zechman is good for solving problems like that. She helped me and others in the city with a USPS mail problem. Perhaps the person who posted here with the $3,000 bill can ban together with you to contact Pam Zechman about it. The more people she has with the issue, the more likely that she will do a TV news spot about it.

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3rd Ward – Chicago Bee Library 3647 S. State

4th Ward – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center 4314 S. Cottage Grove

5th Ward – Jackson Park 6401 S. Stony Island

6th Ward – Whitney Young Library 7901 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.

7th Ward – Jeffery Manor Library 2401 E. 100th St.

8th Ward – Olive Harvey College 10001 S. Woodlawn

9th Ward – Palmer Park 201 E. 111th St.

10th Ward – Vodak/East Side Library 3710 E. 106th St.

11th Ward – District 9 Police 3120 S. Halsted

12th Ward – McKinley Park 2210 W. Pershing

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14th Ward – Archer Heights Library 5055 S. Archer

15th Ward – Gage Park 2411 W 55th St

16th Ward – Lindblom Park 6054 S. Damen

17th Ward – Thurgood Marshall Library 7506 S. Racine

18th Ward – Wrightwood-Ashburn Library 8530 S. Kedzie

19th Ward – Mount Greenwood Park 3721 W. 111th St.

20th Ward – Coleman Library 731 E. 63rd St.

21st Ward – Woodson Regional Library 9525 S. Halsted

22nd Ward – Piotrowski Park 4247 W. 31st St.

23rd Ward – Clearing Library 6423 W. 63rd Pl.

24th Ward – Douglass Library 3353 W. 13th St.

25th Ward – Chinatown Library 2353 S. Wentworth

26th Ward – Humboldt Park Library 1605 N. Troy

27th Ward – Eckhart Park 1330 W. Chicago

28th Ward – West Side Learning Center 4624 W. Madison

29th Ward – Amundsen Park 6200 W. Bloomingdale

30th Ward – Kilbourn Park 3501 N. Kilbourn

31st Ward – Portage Cragin Library 5108 W. Belmont

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34th Ward – West Pullman Library 830 W. 119th St.

35th Ward – Independence Library 3548 W. Irving Park

36th Ward – West Belmont Library 3104 N. Narragansett

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44th Ward – Merlo Library 644 W. Belmont

45th Ward – District 16 Police 5151 N. Milwaukee

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48th Ward – Edgewater Library, 6000 N. Broadway

49th Ward – Pottawattomie Park 7340 N. Rogers

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Missing orange and white cat- PLEASE HELP!

My cat Aurora has been missing since Wednesday. She is an outdoor cat but always comes home for meals and has never been gone this long. I saw her briefly on Tuesday night, but she did not accept my offer to go inside. Please let me know if you have seen any cats around Winchester and Augusta/Iowa or beyond.

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    She may have been taken to animal control. Check there daily bc there is no stray hold period for cats anymore so it could get scooped up by a rescue right away

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Join Our Wicker Park Nanny Share

I am the nanny posting this on behalf of the family I work for:

Hi there!

We have an amazing nanny and are looking for a family with whom to share her. The family we currently work with is moving to the burbs (c'mon!).

We'd love to work with a family who is:
· Currently living in Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town, Ukranian Village (We live in Wicker Park)

· Needs a nanny 7:30am - 6pm Mon-Fri or Mon-Thurs

·...

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I am the nanny posting this on behalf of the family I work for:

Hi there!

We have an amazing nanny and are looking for a family with whom to share her. The family we currently work with is moving to the burbs (c'mon!).

We'd love to work with a family who is:
· Currently living in Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town, Ukranian Village (We live in Wicker Park)

· Needs a nanny 7:30am - 6pm Mon-Fri or Mon-Thurs

· Has only 1 child 3-12 months old (ours is 7 months)

· Willing to split time between the two homes, or wants us to always host

· Is ok with our dog (she's a gem with kids)

· Able to start June 8th (specific date is flexible)

We are a laidback couple who are heavily involved and committed to our child's well being and happiness. We believe in a positive, learning environment for our child. Here's the best part: We've already vetted out a nanny and she's fantastic. We've been using her for 3 months so the hard part of finding, interviewing, and taking the leap of faith has already been done. She has her own transportation and all certifications, etc are up to date. She's awesome! We pay her $15 / hour which is split between the two families.

This situation is as turn-key as you can get, all we need is a second family! Let us know if you are interested by replying to this post or emailing me at whitney.gooley@gmail.

Thank you!!

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  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    EXISTING KITCHEN, BATH, HALF BATH REMODEL. REPLACE DOORS (CLOSETS), FLOOR REFINISING,PLUMBING FIXTURES. ELECTRICAL PERMIT $100588425. ALL LABOR & MATERIAL.NEW FINISHES & MATERIAL. (UNIT # 2N)

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Crossfit gyms & the noise they make

A *certain* crossfit gym moved in next to our apartment building. They lift up the garage door in back and blast loud, raging music from speakers from 6am-9pm. It's impossible for (a lot of) us to enjoy a peaceful moment outside, which is sad and frustrating.

There are a group of us in the building (and surrounding buildings) that agree on the intolerable level of disruption this has caused.

I'm aware of noise violations considering music, but a big problem...

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A *certain* crossfit gym moved in next to our apartment building. They lift up the garage door in back and blast loud, raging music from speakers from 6am-9pm. It's impossible for (a lot of) us to enjoy a peaceful moment outside, which is sad and frustrating.

There are a group of us in the building (and surrounding buildings) that agree on the intolerable level of disruption this has caused.

I'm aware of noise violations considering music, but a big problem is also the heavy weights they repeatedly drop throughout the day. The sound and vibration is so intense that the art on my walls shakes and dishes rattle on our cabinets. It's the worst thing to wake up to.

Apparently this is a loophole in noise violations?

Does anyone have any experience or advice? I'd really appreciate it.

  • Hi there CurleeKristen -- I am a reporter for a national newspaper and I am looking into a story on noise issues that arise when gyms move into urban locations near condos.I am looking to talk with neighbors like yourself who can talk about why this is an issue and the hardship it creates.Can you call me? 202.862.6637

  • CurleeKristen-- could you call me back? forgot to take down your number! josh

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Thanks to Alderman Moreno for taking the garbage out

After weeks of repeated calls and emails to a variety of municipal entities, one finally rose to the challenge and took some responsibility for cleaning up the west side of the highway embankment that borders the Kennedy between Fullerton and Altgeld, just north of Aabitt Adhesives. This is a public thank you message to Alderman Moreno's office.

For anyone who's familiar with the strip, and other strips like it, they are popular dumping grounds for the homeless, visiting day-trippers, and...

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After weeks of repeated calls and emails to a variety of municipal entities, one finally rose to the challenge and took some responsibility for cleaning up the west side of the highway embankment that borders the Kennedy between Fullerton and Altgeld, just north of Aabitt Adhesives. This is a public thank you message to Alderman Moreno's office.

For anyone who's familiar with the strip, and other strips like it, they are popular dumping grounds for the homeless, visiting day-trippers, and late-night tipplers. The garbage has a good way of attracting rats and more garbage. After my wife and I cleaned it three times ourselves, we decided someone else had to take some ownership – so we started dialing for dollars.

This past Saturday, as promised by Moreno's office, a Sheriff's van showed up with a work crew provided by Tom Dart's SWAP (Sheriff's Work Alternative Program). Orlando from Moreno's office coordinated the effort and supervised as they raked out the trash and disposed of it. I spoke with a facilitator and he said this is a "free" program offered by Tom Dart, and that Aldermen simply have to put in the request. Apparently the work crews are typically a couple dozen strong (or more), but the one that came out on Saturday had just seven guys.

I did have to intervene a little bit toward the end when they were pulling away without having completed the job (there was still a section of the land covered with trash that for some reason they were avoiding). But after I pointed it out, they quickly disposed of it all. So thanks again, to Joe Moreno's office, Orlando, Tom Dart's SWAP program, and all those who've thought to make the same call about this filthy forgotten strip. Hopefully we can keep it clean longer than a couple weeks.

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  • Way to go! I drove by Monday eve and was pleasantly surprised about how good it looks! Take my advice on the weed spray and the apron should stay weed free for the summer.

  • I'm jealous - half my building has been calling the alderman to get a clean up crew to take care of an alley and we are getting nowhere.

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Bucktown Community Org

Does anyone know if there is a BCO meeting tonight, and if so, where and when? Thanks!

  • Steve J -A Chicago original since 1968-

    the next public meeting has not been planned yet- stay tuned for details

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