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Chris Granner
09:14 AM cst(US)
Hey Meghan, you're most welcome -- hope you all enjoyed the show. Looking forward to Thursday night!
Candace Hill
04:15 PM cst(US)
My neighbor at on the corner of Hull and Barton has put some very interesting things in the alley West of Barton, in advance of bulk garbage pickup. We have already pulled out new blinds in the box. Interesting art.
Meghan Vinson
03:16 PM cst(US)
Thanks again for the YAMO tix, Chris! We are really looking forward to going tomorrow night!
08:53 AM cst(US)
And, just in time for Halloween, our old "neighbor" Tim Brown is about to come out of IDOC again! Scheduled release date is the 30th.
Carol Lounsbury
08:25 AM cst(US)
A thank you to 311 and the crew that fixed the potholes in the alley between Hull and Austin and Ridge and Barton!

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Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
02:56 PM cst(US)
Translation for my failure to review dictation :

Evanston residents demand excellent service and that is what we attempt to deliver.

 "Evan Stone ENZ demand excellent service and that's what we attempt to deliver."
Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
02:44 PM cst(US)
Okay I've got it, we've all been there and done that. As a single mom, believe me, I know it is not easy raising a family. However, I don't consider Evanston a little island and I think those of us who pay taxes in Evanston do the best that we can.

The only reason I mentioned the meetings is because I had a sense that you did not understand there was extraordinary opportunity for public input. I will continue to do the best that I can to make certain the budget is the best budget we can produce. We have a wonderful city manager and staff who work hard to make certain that the budget presented to the city Council is his lien as it possibly can be. Evan Stone ENZ demand excellent service and that's what we attempt to deliver. I

I will be glad to take any specific concerns that you might have to the full council and have them discussed. I will make every effort to report back to you as soon as I have responses
Rachel Gottlieb
02:27 PM cst(US)
I would love to have time to go to 10 meetings to comment on fractured budgets. As a reporter in Connecticut for 20 years, I went to thousands of meetings. Now I have three children younger than 7 and a husband who often gets home at 11 p.m. So, like any resident, I like simplicity and I'd like to know that when one board decides to spend x on the libraries, it is also accounting for y that should be spent on education from prekindergarten through high school and q that must be spent on sewers etc. when I have time to study Evanston's nutty system, I will. But is anyone empowered enough to spy common sense or all the authority so fractured that all the government authorities are just inhabiting their own little islands?
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Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
12:56 PM cst(US)
Rachel there are various taxing bodies , governmental units. In fact there is a new unit in Evanston that taxes and that would be the library board.

You just voted on whether or not to eliminate the township as a governmental unit and taxing bodies.

And don't forget you also have the federal government taxing.

While the way we are taxed in Cook County is different than any other place, all County tax bills list the various taxing bodied and the amount the tax payer is being taxed by those various taxing /governmental bodies.

An effort was made at one time to unite the two school districts so there would only be one school line on your tax Bill.

Take a look at the city's calendar or the budget page and you will know all the opportunities for citizen input regarding this budget. One public session was held already, no one showed up. To be fair however they are televised.
Rachel Gottlieb
12:42 PM cst(US)
Ann, that's crazy! How do residents have a say? Shouldn't this tax structure be updated and streamlined so one elected panel decides how to spend all of the money? It's too fractured for anyone to be accountable or make long-term plans that make sense to the town as a whole.
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Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
11:24 AM cst(US)
Not to put a damper on your excitement, Rachel, but... If you take a look at your last tax bill - you will note that the city of Evanston accounts for about 20% of your bill. The other taxing bodies make up 80%. Your taxes could go up regarless of the city action.
Rachel Gottlieb
10:43 AM cst(US)
I'm so thrilled there's no tax increase in the proposed budget. We recently realized that the taxes are almost as high as rent. So we pay our mortgage and then we pay rent. I'm a Democrat who truly wants to spend money on everything! But the taxes are crushing us and as much as we love our house, we talk about selling it and buying a house in another town with lower taxes. We have to save something for retirement!

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Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
09:50 AM cst(US)
The eviction process - unraveling the mystery

Thanks for sharing.
Brendan Saunders
Phone: 847-501-5760 ext. 402
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Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
09:49 AM cst(US)
Always good to hear from you Tad. Regardless, we are one of the best cities in the country.
Tad Gage
12:51 PM cst(US)
Charlotte certainly doesn't have nearly the number of viaducts Chicago and Evanston have, but it has a pretty extensive light rail system and the viaducts are all clean and painted a light blue-gray with orange accents (haven't seen one spritz of graffiti, either). Just didn't realize what a subconscious bummer it is to drive/bike/walk under one after another crumbling, dripping, rusting rail viaducts until I didn't.
Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
09:35 AM cst(US)

Try this for bulk pick up.
Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
09:18 AM cst(US)
Bulk Trash Pick-up for Monday Trash Route | City of Evanston
The City's Streets and Sanitation Division offers the free removal of six cubic yards of bulk garbage for residents with regular Monday refuse pick-up schedules.
Chris Granner
06:19 AM cst(US)
Transaction complete! I emailed Meghan, she paypal'd me, I emailed her the tix. That was pretty darned easy! Thanks so much Meghan. I LOVE this board and this community!
04:15 PM cst(US)
re: 30571
The date has changed for the MUGS & Moustaches fundraiser for MOvember at The Pot Shop. The new date is NOVEMBER 15. Hope you all can make it and pick up some holiday gifts and help support men's health issues.
Candace Hill
04:07 PM cst(US)
Dear Ann,

It burns me to no end that Metra and the railroads before it can't maintain their viaducts. Think how many people could be employed keeping the paint scrapped and the rust abated. Oh, but then they would need pensions, never mind.

I vote that the City of Evanston arrange to get this work done ourselves, creating jobs and greatly improving the look of our city. Metra can choose to be irresponsible with how it's infrastructure looks, but we shouldn't have to stand living with it like this.

Meghan Vinson
07:11 AM cst(US)
Hi Chris Granner. I don't have your email to respond about your YAMO tickets, but if they're still available I'd love to purchase them from you! My incoming freshman was looming forward to going, but I've had no luck getting tix online. Here's my email megduff11 at yahoo dot com. Thanks!
Mike Perlman
12:15 PM cst(US)
The Federal "do not call list" is a joke; as is being unlisted and unpublished. I recently discovered the IL AG office link and a form that one can submit if the business is in IL.
One hint I discovered a while ago: don't ask to be "removed" for their call list; ask to be placed "ON" their DO NOT CALL list.
I have also found that some robocalls give you an option to opt out after the message. Mixed results with that. Also dialing back the number after the message sometimes gives you a robo do you want to be removed.

Technology: isn't it grand!
Harvey Saver
10:48 AM cst(US)
I received several calls recently ftom Spark Energy. There script is very precise - it sounds like they are Evsnston's local provider, but when asked they say they are not but providing a less expensive alternative. Friday I reminded the caller of the "no call list," and that I was on it. She told me that she was sorry and would update their listing for me. When I mentioned that they were technically (probably actually) in violation of the law and that I was going to contact the IL AG's office I got a quick "click."
Chris Granner
09:32 AM cst(US)
I have 3 tix to Yamo this coming Friday 10/17 7:30 that I can't use. email me if you're interested!
06:40 PM cst(US)

The Pot Shop is having its first annual mug sale and party. Purchase a handmade stoneware mug, stein or cup and we’ll keep filling it up with beer!

A portion of all sales will benefit Movember.

Saturday, November 8, 2014
6pm - 9pm
1224 Chicago Avenue, Evanston

The Movember Foundation is the leading global organization committed to changing the face of men’s health. They achieve this by challenging men to grow moustaches during Movember (the month formerly known as November) to spark conversation and raise funds for prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health problems.
For more information or to donate, visit www.movember.com and search for Richard Zeid
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