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John Hardy
05:48 PM cst(US)
Chris - If only KFC had gone back to calling themselves "Kentucky Fried Chicken", they might still be in business. I actually have no idea why they closed, but the entire chain of stores stopped using their original name a very long time ago. I think it was something about getting rid of the word "Fried" at a time when there was a movement against fried foods or something. The Colonel would never have allowed it to happen.
Harvey Saver
04:53 PM cst(US)
Garage Sale with items from 5 different households (wow!) - all stuffed to the rafters under one roof, and overflowing into the alley. 1914 Keeney in southwest Evanston (2 blocks north of the 8th Ward, so y'all come / west of Dodge). RAIN OR SHINE! Sale on Saturday September 27 from 9:00a - 4:00p. Furniture. Lovely vintage china set.  Women's designer purses, boots and clothes. Men's hard-to-find 40S sports coats. Winter gear, binoculars. Slow cookers and other kitchenware. Aunt Ray's vintage 50's mixmaster. Stock-up for winter reading now from a big collection of mysteries, history and fiction novels. Email Throwin@aol.com after 6:30p on Saturday the 27th for a message about sale availability and time on Sunday September 28 for left-over items.
Chris Granner
04:43 PM cst(US)
You knew someone would not miss the opportunity to refer to it as the Kentucky Fried Starbucks...
From my cel. Brevity; typos.

> On Sep 20, 2014, at 3:28 PM, QT - Karen Johnson <qtopic-3-PTurbdRYBOn6hl24iI3@quicktopic.com> wrote:
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Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
04:09 PM cst(US)
I cannot wait!
Karen Johnson
03:28 PM cst(US)
With two freshmen at ETHS, I am driving by Dempster and Dodge at least five times a week. I would be glad to stop at Valli to pick up some groceries.

I have heard that the newly-opened Starbucks at that corner is being called the ETHS Starbucks.
12:42 AM cst(US)
YAY! May a new day dawn at Dempster and Dodge. A day filled with actual shoppers in the stores and stores in the buildings!!!
Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
11:43 PM cst(US)
New owners of the Dempster Dodge shopping center, Valli Produce.

Great news.
Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
01:41 PM cst(US)

the billing issue explained here has nothing to do with the increased useage discussion.
Michele Hays
12:06 PM cst(US)
I'm also curious - I saw this notice: http://cityofevanston.org/sustainability/c...choice-aggregation/ that says there was a billing error, but I'm not clear if the billing error means a higher bill next month, or if it explains these odd increases?
Karen Johnson
10:53 AM cst(US)
Thanks, Ann. It would be great to have the traffic engineers take a look at it.
10:43 AM cst(US)
Time is at a premium for me as well.
I will be gone for the better part of October and, in reviewing my schedule from last year I find that I was home just over 50% of the 31 days of October. The comparison of use this year vs. last year will be telling. The increase of over 400% each of the past few months is unusual, to be sure. Now that it has caught my attention -thanks to Kathleen Hallinan's post- I will study it. IF a meeting is scheduled for other interested parties, please let me know and I will see if I can arrange to attend.
Edited 09-18-2014 10:44 AM
Rachel Sobel
08:51 AM cst(US)
I'm not sure a meeting is worth my time unless this odd increase continues into the next bill.
Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
07:26 AM cst(US)

We could get to the bottom of this, just let me know if you're interested and I'll set up a meeting.
Edited 09-18-2014 07:27 AM
Rachel Sobel
07:22 AM cst(US)
Scott: My bill says I used 659 kwh this year and 566 last year, which is odd because we almost never used our AC this year and used it a lot last year. This is the most electricity we have used in any month over the past year, by a big margin. It's nearly double what we used last month: 383 kwh. There is no reason there would be such a big increase between the two months. If anything, we would have used less. Very strange. Our bill this month is $92.29 and last month was $49.34.
Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
05:35 PM cst(US)
You just did!
Karen Johnson
05:29 PM cst(US)
On a totally different issue:

Any way that the left turn lane on northbound Asbury for turns to westbound Oakton could be extended further south?

In the morning around 7:40, the line of cars waiting to go north on Asbury at the Oakton intersection is very, very long. As a result, traffic frequently blocks the corners at Austin and at Kirk and sometimes blocks Asbury all the way to Hull Terrace. That means that traffic from those streets cannot turn to northbound or southbound Asbury for a while. And those wanting to turn left may wait to get into the left turn lane through two lights.

Having a longer left turn lane would help reduce that long line of cars by diverting more cars to the left turn lane. Those cars in the left turn lane then turn left on the left turn arrow or any break in the southbound traffic so the left turning cars move along more promptly as well.

There is room to extend that left turn lane another four or five car lengths. How do I make this request to the City?
Edited 09-17-2014 05:30 PM
Karen Johnson
05:16 PM cst(US)
Thanks for the information, Ann. It is a beautiful home.

After another exhaustive search for Hobbs the escape artist, he has just been found.

Sorry for the fire drill but he is unmatched in his ability to get out of the house. Anyone ever use an invisible fence for a cat? I am only halfway joking...
Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
04:44 PM cst(US)
Sadly, but then I do love this house, I'm still on Dobson.
Karen Johnson
04:42 PM cst(US)
Ann, on the big orange and white kitty. I hate to ask as I have not kept up...but have you moved to Hull Terrace? If you have moved to Hull Terrace, it could be our cat as Hobbs is the great escape artist. If you are still on Dobson, probably not.
Carl GinsbergPerson was signed in when posted
03:36 PM cst(US)

You're invited to The Autobarn Fiat of Evanston Grand Opening Party!

Fiat is joing The Autobarn's extraordinary family of brands, including Volkswagen, Mazda, and Nissan. Meet Evanston's hottest new cars and enjoy Italian inspired food and drinks while mingling with other car enthusiasts and Evanston community leaders.

RSVP at this link!

Thursday, September 25th
1034 Chicago Ave, Evanston

5:30 PM - Fiat Studio Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl, 8th Ward Alderman Ann Rainey, 3rd Ward Alderman Melissa Wynne, the Evanston Chamber of Commerce, and Dealership Owner Richard Fisher.

6:00 PM - Grand Opening Celebration with food and drinks from Italy.

Sales Consultants and Service Technicians will make introductions to the fun, fast, Italian cars. This is your exclusive opportunity to be the first to meet a Fiat. Come say ciao!

The Autobarn Fiat of Evanston: A Richard Fisher Dealership
1034 Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL 60202
Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
11:13 AM cst(US)
I've spoken with Catherine Hurley our environmental and energy specialist at the Civic Center and she is willing to meet with all those who have com ed bill concerns. We will also get a person from com ed to meet with us. Let me know if this interests you.
Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
11:09 AM cst(US)
Is anybody missing a pretty orange stripe and white chubby kitty.
Haven't seen around before but he's in my backyard right now
Bernard (network2424)
10:00 PM cst(US)
m/30448 .. UPDATE: re: Walgreens "gunfire," helicopters, etc. .. Turns out there was NO GUNFIRE.

Group of gangbangers were throwing glass bottles at each other. The noise bottles made when shattering led to calls about possible gunfire. Both groups ran in gangways at 2411 N. Clark and tried to hide. Thanks to helicopters, 4 suspects were held, but no arrests .. apparently they were all blaming each other. Still, I think the guys will think twice about pulling this stunt again.
04:59 PM cst(US)
I will get the information when I get to the house this evening and post it
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> On Sep 16, 2014, at 4:52 PM, QT - Mike Perlman <qtopic-3-PTurbdRYBOn6hl24iI3@quicktopic.com> wrote:
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Mike Perlman
04:52 PM cst(US)
/m30454 ScottMontomery - the "Mike" listed on the COM-Ed thread is not me. I always list both names. I have suggested in the past that the "other Mike" clearly identify....
As for my bill, I have not seen the problems that have been discussed. My last bill was 1% lower then a year ago with no changes in infrastructure and the variable was A/C usage.
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