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Karen Johnson
07:32 AM cst(US)
Back from my dog walk and I was surprised to see (and hear) a lawn service out mowing down the block at 7:30 a.m. on a Saturday. Is that allowed under the city ordinances?
05:05 PM cst(US)
I hope the photos were taken after we carefully clean up the yard. I know he took some and then contacted us. We have clean up the yard since he first visited. My e-mail address is twokeets@sbcglobal.net. Thank you for your attention to this.
Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
04:46 PM cst(US)
Karen I received photos from our inspector. I would like to talk to you about them. I will forward them to you privately if you send me contact info.
04:10 PM cst(US)
I really do appreciate it. We have been so worried, and your help is greatly appreciated.
Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
03:24 PM cst(US)
Thank you, I will look into this.
12:31 PM cst(US)
Our address is 140 Ashland.
Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
12:11 PM cst(US)
Karen what is your address
12:02 PM cst(US)
We recently received a notice from the city saying we needed to cut our front yard "growth." Apparently the inspector thinks our native flower garden is weeds. I am afraid he is not understanding that we have flowers, not weeds--our flowers include many purple coneflowers, columbine, asters, anemones. The inspector keeps telling us we must cut our "growth" to 8 inches. I am afraid our flowers will be cut by the city! Or we may be fined. I am confused, because we are encouraged to plant native flowers. On the City of Evanston website, there is a really nice article that talks about planting your garden for the birds. We have a small part of our yard devoted to regular grass, and it is mowed. My husband and I are losing sleep over this. Hopefully the inspector will understand that we have flowers, not weeds.
12:12 PM cst(US)
COURT UPDATE: no bond for Octavius Miles. He will be held at County through trial. Next court date is June 4.

And we can all breathe a little easier for a while.
09:34 AM cst(US)
8th Ward's Richard Zeid will be showing and sharing his ceramic work at Arts at Westfield Old Orchard art show May 30 - 31!
Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
09:29 AM cst(US)
Please let us know the outcome of today's bond reduction hearing.
07:18 AM cst(US)
If you can, please join us at 9:30 this morning at room 206 of the Skokie courthouse for Octavius Miles' bond reduction hearing.
Michele Hays
06:31 AM cst(US)
Chris (Granner,) I've lost your email - can you shoot me a note at hays dot mhays at gmail dot com ?
Chris Granner
03:06 PM cst(US)
I just know this is a repeat ask, but can't find the post I'm thinking of: We're looking for a good rec for a housecleaner/maid/service. We've had a lady for years but her husband's very sick and she's not able to come regularly. Any actual people? The services we've called so far have been hard to schedule with (what's up with that?)...thanks!
Chris Baer
09:10 AM cst(US)
Last leaf blower note!

You can text the city @ 847 448 4311

If a leaf blower is currently in use, they direct you to provide all the details (address, company, any identifiers) to PD non emergency @ 847 866 5000.
Chris Baer
08:34 AM cst(US)
You are right Mike. Using a lawn mower to "pick up" (or mulch?) every morsel of grass is not an efficient method.

 Perhaps a rake would be a better option?

In any case, leaf blower infractions can be called/texted to 311 per the City of Evanston's instructions posted previously.
Mike Walden
12:30 AM cst(US)
I just know when my landscaper's blower went out last year the used the mowers to make many more passes across the lawn to pick up every morsel of grass clippings. Four gas powered mowers going verse one leaf blower. Noise and emissions I'm sure are less with the second
Thank you

On May 18, 2015, at 10:36 PM, QT - Chris Baer <qtopic-3-PTurbdRYBOn6hl24iI3@quicktopic.com> wrote:
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Chris Baer
10:36 PM cst(US)
Thanks Scott. The ordinance has been in place for many years. Frankly, its not quite as bad here in the eighth ward as in other places I have lived.

 Mike, gas powered leaf blowers are bad for people with respitory/breathing problems like asthma and the emissions are way worse than just general gas powered vehicles.The particulate matter that is blown into the air alone is hazardous.

 BTW, another topic, your chestnut tree on the parkway is looking great!
Edited 05-18-2015 11:16 PM
Candace Hill
10:17 PM cst(US)
WBEZ kept trying to report this incident as a "sinkhole" which was a good try somebody, but I don't think so.
Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
10:06 PM cst(US)
From com Ed. This is the whole story

an MWRD contractor was digging near the tracks. They collapsed the new underground duct and the ground fell way. When doing so, 4 of our 34kv lines fell.
08:20 PM cst(US)
Ryan Kettelkamp, I am curious about your last name.

During my college days at Cornell (IA) in the early 1950s, I was acquainted with three Kettelkamps--Don, Richard, and William. Don was known for his college wrestling accomplishments. I would appreciate it if you would respond using my personal email address: masnscholl@aol.com to let me know if you are related to this family.

Mason Scholl

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Mike Perlman
07:46 PM cst(US)
RE yellow line: Ch7 had a detailed report with video of the problem. When the earth moved, poles tipped and lines hit each other as well as undermining the tracks. I don't believe 3rd rail involved. One train in each direction reported problems - one made it through as starting, other was able to stop before hitting fall area.

There were news choppers in the air this morning surveying the situation.

Note: Touhy is nowhere in the area. Viaduct is between Howard and Oakton. As for drones, they are "supposed" to be line of sight control which makes it not too far away from person.
Mike Walden
06:58 PM cst(US)
I'm with you about the time of day they are used and completely against the ban on using them in the summer. What is involved in getting the ordinance changed?
Thank you

On May 18, 2015, at 6:31 PM, QT - Scott Howard <qtopic-3-PTurbdRYBOn6hl24iI3@quicktopic.com> wrote:
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Scott Howard
06:31 PM cst(US)
Wasn't aware of the leaf blower ban. Interestingly enough I passed by landscapers using one at 6:50am at the end of my alley near Barton and Hull this morning. I'm not as concerned about the actual ban as I am the time of day they are used.
Chris Baer
04:47 PM cst(US)
Gas Powered Leaf Blower Ban in effect until September 30! See note below on reporting any use.

Good Day!

You are able to call, email or text community concerns. Within the City limits please dial 311, or you can email the 311 center at 311center@cityofevanston.org or send a text to 847-448-4311. When calling in concerns about leaf blowers, please have as much detailed information as possible, including: property address, landscaper information, date and time of activity occurring, and pictures if available. An inspector will contact you by phone or email within 24 hours of receiving this complaint.


Best Regards,


Christina Ferguson

Field Staff Supervisor

City of Evanston
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