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12:32 PM cst(US)
/m31442 A scientific and logical explanation. By the way if anybody would like a tour of the water department let me know - it is the most amazing facility that you can imagine.

Alderman Rainey,
The Water Division did flush the fire hydrant at Brown and Brummel for approximately four hours on Friday. This was to exchange water in the water main to increase the chlorine level to it’s appropriate level. The chlorine level was not too high, it was lower than what we prefer, but still within regulations. We are not aware of any way to increase the chlorine level while still providing water to all the residents without flushing the water through the water main.
The water division checks the chlorine residual at different fire hydrants throughout the city every three months. The water is flushed as needed to bring the chlorine residual up to the appropriate level. This is done to assure that the water the residents receive is clean and safe.
Please let me know if you need any additional information.
David D. Stoneback
City of Evanston
Utilities Director
12:30 PM cst(US)
I think May 15 is extremely important. People out with gun shooting at the neighborhood should not be out on bond.
12:25 PM cst(US)
Court update: Both finally appeared and entered "not guilty" pleas. Miles requested reduced bond, and that hearing is set for May 15. Their next joint appearance is on June 4.
Bernard GarboPerson was signed in when posted
10:47 AM cst(US)
/31454 Jeri, because it's owned by Autism Homes Alliance, which is affiliated with LEEDA. And you'll note I put autism in quotes.
Sam Neil
10:16 AM cst(US)
If the residents at the CILA are involved in criminal activities it is more appropriate if the police are contacted
08:10 AM cst(US)
Chief has just confirmed again it is 930 this morning for the case we are following, room 105, Skokie courthouse.

Important point Jeri.
Jeri Schmidt
07:07 AM cst(US)
Bernard-why are you calling a CILA (community integrated living arrangement) the autism house? As the parent of an autistic son I find that insulting & degrading. If the neighbors are concerned about the residents they should contact the social service agency that is responsible. I am sure your alderman would know who that is
Bernard GarboPerson was signed in when posted
08:49 PM cst(US)
Last night/early morning was fire works .. on Hoyne (Elmwood in Evanston) between Birchwood & Fargo.
Kelly Hardin
07:44 PM cst(US)
We also heard the shots last night around 12:30, sounded like an explosion or rifle fired.
06:36 PM cst(US)
Chief just advised 930 tomorrow morning room 105
05:26 PM cst(US)
It was at about 2:37 this afternoon, folks. (Just looked at my phone to see when I called 911...)
Michele Hays
05:18 PM cst(US)
I heard something at 12:30 am as well - called it in as shots, but am seeing on Facebook that our Chicago neighbors called it in as fireworks in an incident separate from the one Bernard described.
janet sushinski
04:25 PM cst(US)
What time did this occur? I could have sworn I heard shots at 12:30 a.m. ???

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Bernard GarboPerson was signed in when posted
03:50 PM cst(US)
Gunshots on Birchwood, near alley between Winchester and Wolcott. Guys were seen hanging out at "autism" home (1944 W. Birchwood) before shooting. Indeed relative of victim showed up looking for victim at the autism home.

The "autism" home is one neighbors have been complaining about for 2 years. Management company says they are "good guys," but that is hardly what we've been seeing. The house seems unsupervised. Teens/early20ish guys are in front, often running up to cars that stop by. They are often quite loud going back and forth to Howard.

Today several shots were fired and a 15 year old (according to police scanner) was hit in the hand; he resides on Juneway Terrace.

We'd love to close this questionable "house."

Description of shooters:
(1) Black male 6ft, wearing black hoodie and black jeans or sweat pants
(2) Black male, no further description other than gray hoodie

Shooters seen running in the direction of Pottawattomie Park.
02:42 PM cst(US)
Chicago PD responding to shots fired on Winchester. I heard it over here but could not localize.
12:38 PM cst(US)
Jeannie, Great news & thanks for sharing the arcticle. Unfortunatly, they have the dates wrong in this article.
According to a RedEye article I read, it should be JUNE 1 through July 10th, not the July 1-July 10th this article states.
Can't wait till June 1st! Will be nice to get downtown a bit faster for evening summer fun. :)
Edited 05-02-2015 12:38 PM
11:41 AM cst(US)
Hey everybody: get ready to ride the Purple Line late! The article has the dates wrong, but if we can get this pilot to turn into a permanent program, imagine the boon for Evanston! You can take the L later in the evening and not waste half the night in transit, eat here and head home to downtown, eat downtown and ride the express home, theater stuff, etc etc etc. Get ready to ride!!!!
11:58 PM cst(US)
Wow I am checking, i'll post the follow up
Lori Norman
07:48 PM cst(US)
Hi Neighbors and Ann, I was wanting to share with you something that I witnessed today that did not seem logical nor environmentally appropriate given that water is so important to our needs, and reflecting upon all those people in California that face a shortage. Around 9am this morning, Friday, I was walking a passed the corner of Brown and Brummel. There were 2 City of Evanston trucks on that corner, and they had opened up the fire hydrant. Water was flowing fast and furious into the street and into the street sewer. Returning to my home at noon, I passed the same corner, one city truck now with the worker just sitting inside passing time as the water continued to flood the street. As far as I could see, that was three hours of wasted water so far going into the city sewer. I was curious so I asked the worker what was up. He indicated that the city water registered levels of chlorine that were too high than legally permitted. So, to avoid a penalty fee, they were "bleeding" the city water to lower the chlorine levels. Now, it seems to me that in this day and age, there has to be a more environmentally conscious way to correct this problem rather than waste precious water that all living things require. It made absolutely NO sense. Do you all agree??? How can we change this practice. I think the City needs to investigate other logical and environmentally supportive options.

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02:19 PM cst(US)
Big really big - I think it might be baker demonstration school.
02:01 PM cst(US)

Looks like someone is having a big shindig at the Pig!
Michele Hays
08:41 AM cst(US)
Neighbors - just want to direct your attention to the Great Chute Message board - we are having an online auction that could use your support! Chute Middle School serves almost the entire 8th Ward, so your support will directly benefit neighbors!
08:11 AM cst(US)
Court this morning 10:30 Skokie room 105.

Thanks for posting Jeannie.
10:30 PM cst(US)
Let me add my praise for Sam Goss. I called him to help me complete renovations to my rental apartment. It's safe to say I probably will never need another person with his skills. What an amazingly nice, efficient and neat gentleman!
08:36 PM cst(US)
Court tomorrow at 10:30, Room 105. I'll be leaving around 9:45 so if you need a ride, post here and I'll coordinate with you.
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