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Ward Eight Is open - 629 Howard St.
Landlord for 135 Custer:
Hopeton Daubon
847 791 7127

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Michele Hays
09:02 AM cst(US)
Chute School supporters: please take a look at the post on the Great Chute sub-board here for information on our upcoming fundraiser event! Thank you!
Ann Rainey
04:55 PM cst(US)
I have requested staff replies to questions below.

Dory the parking districts are not initiated by staff or aldermen but by the subject neighborhood.

If you are interested, please connect with your neighbors and get their take on the parking issues and we can all meet. Let me know.
Candace Hill
12:59 PM cst(US)
Greeting Ann,
Busy 8th Ward today. I've been using the 311 app on my phone like a demon, but would like to have more of a conversation about the sidewalk on Asbury west of Oakton on the property of the former Osco which will soon belong to new owners.

As we have mentioned before, this sidewalk is very narrow, has no parkway, and is used constantly by school children. While biking by yesterday, I noticed that the landscaping strip between the sidewalk and the parking lot no longer has anything growing in it, and could easily be paved over in order to make a wider sidewalk.

Is it possible to work with the new owners to make this a possibility, especially since the new owners will be responsible for all snow removal, it will provide somewhere for a light snow to be put. I would also like to encourage that conversation with the new owners that they understand that from the moment the first flake falls, because of the constant use of that corner by school children, that they are responsible for the removal of the snow from property line to property line. Not a little shovel wide path. There is too much foot traffic in the winter to do anything less that a complete clearing of the sidewalk.

The sidewalk on Oakton in front of the gas station and the dry cleaners really needs some attention as well.

Karen Johnson
10:44 AM cst(US)
Thanks to everyone who responded with the information about the 400 Theater! Much appreciated and previously unknown to me.
Dory Blakeslee
09:37 PM cst(US)
I have asked about this previously but my message seems to have been ignored. I would like to know more about the Evanston only parking that has been put up south of the yellow line on Custer and east of Custer on Mulford and that area. Unfortunaly all this has done is make it so all the people who didn't pay the wheel tax have moved their cars west of Custer and North of the tracks. This has made it really hard to find parking in those areas. Yes I could park over in those areas, but until the armed robberies and shootings are stopped I do not feel at all safe parking over there. Tonight at 8:00 I had to park on Custer all the way up near Oakton. I left Lakeview because the parking was so bad and now I'm dealing with it again, but with the added fun of shootings and armed robberies.

Are they planning on expanding that? Can we get permit only all of Brummel? Thank you.
Marian Hale
09:22 AM cst(US)
Ann, I had some experiences with hacking last year, found I needed not only to change pads, but to get rid of whatever was infecting my PC as well. Found a wonderful (and not expensive) product from Canada -- go to fixmestick.com, and check it out. I bought it at Best Buy, and the first time I tried to use it, found a couple of issues. So phoned the number on their site, and it was actually answered by a very pleasant man who helped me through the process step by step for no extra cost at all. After that initial use, I used FixMeStick monthly just as a precaution -- no more hacking problems! Hope this helps.
Judith Perlman
08:45 AM cst(US)
On the South side of Case, between Ridge and Custer, there is a strip of land between the street and the fence blocking access to the Yellow Line cutout and tracks. What is the status of that land? It looks somewhat park-like, but is not listed as an Evanston park. It is posted against dog nuisances. At the East end, there are some cement planters and a small flower garden. As a tenant of a building across the street from it, what are my responsibilities toward it and my rights to use it?
Marge Shenk
07:10 AM cst(US)
Is there any sort of city ordinance or move to post "NO IDLE" signs outside Evanston businesses, especially quick-stop vendors? (I may be not be up-to-date on current policy.) I noticed a number of idling cars yesterday, all over Evanston.
Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
10:33 AM cst(US)
All, you know how badly I feel about the hack. I no longer have aol and email address is

annrainey8@ Gmail.com
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10:13 AM cst(US)
Definitely delete messages 29761 and 29765, Ann.
Judith Perlman
10:59 AM cst(US)
Messages 29761 & 29765 have bad links. They need to be deleted. I don't think that it is necessary to dump AOL, but you need to print out your contact list, get a new email address and work with quicktopic dot com to substitute in the new one and BLOCK the old one.

Do this first or your new email will be hacked as well:
Make sure you have a high quality antivirus program, such as Avast, that will block access to questionable sites. Have it do a deep scan of your computer(s). Download Malwarebytes and do a separate deep scan. If you cannot access an antivirus site, it means your computer IS infected and you will need a friend to download these programs for you and save them to a removable drive so you can plug in the drive and trigger the scans.
Chris Granner
10:30 AM cst(US)
Karen, the 400 theater is at Sheridan & Columbia (1block S of Pratt) in Rogers Park. Used to be a pit, beautifully remodeled a while back. Recommend--a notch down in price from e.g. the Century last time I was there.
From my cel. Brevity; typos.

> On Apr 18, 2014, at 9:10 AM, QT - Karen Johnson <qtopic-3-PTurbdRYBOn6hl24iI3@quicktopic.com> wrote:
< replied-to message removed by QT >
Mike Perlman
09:48 AM cst(US)
Karen - I believe the 400 Theater is / was / used to be on Sheridan Road near Loyola in Chicago. Not too far from the Loyola CTA station. Assuming my memory is holding up.
Additional: here is a link to their websiste:
It is at 6746 N. Sheridan in Chicago.
Edited 04-18-2014 09:50 AM
Karen Johnson
09:10 AM cst(US)
Thanks to everyone who has been so incredibly kind and thoughtful as my family copes with the loss of our husband and stay-at-home father Daniel.

As I embark on single motherhood, I have my first challenge. One of my children received a birthday party invitation for tomorrow. She would like to go but there is no phone number on the invitation so I can ask this question. The invitation refers to a movie at The 400 Theater. Anyone know where or what the 400 Theater is?

My husband kept the Chute parent phone directory somewhere but I can't find that directory. Could someone let me know if they have the Chute parent phone directory and an email where I can reach you so you could maybe look up the parent(s)' phone number for me? Thanks!
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Judith Perlman
10:10 PM cst(US)
Re: Hacked emails. In my experience, sometimes your email account is spoofed from a different source. In that case all you can do is to close the account, open a new one and notify people to never open email from the old one again. Some of my friends report that they still get email from an account I closed years ago.
Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
07:00 PM cst(US)
Changed pass word
More than one is because I have dupes and groups
Mike Perlman
06:47 PM cst(US)
Ann - happening again. Bad email below and in my personal mailbox.
Warning to all: do not open the link below.

PS: get rid of AOL.....
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Terry Bjork
12:42 PM cst(US)
Thanks everyone for the assistance on the electronics recycling events.
Mike Perlman
11:30 AM cst(US)
Ann - AOL accounts seem to be particularly vulnerable. I have had several friends with AOL accounts be hit over time. Changing passwords seems to work - for a while. One person had to change again a week or so after the first hack.
Mike Perlman
11:27 AM cst(US)
From EvanstonNow article:
"In a separate incident, shortly after 11 p.m., police responding to a call of shots fired in the 700 block of Reba Place in south Evanston found several 9mm shell casings in an alley. But police were unable to locate the shooter or anyone who might have been hit by the shots." - See more at: http://www.evanstonnow.com/story/public-sa...thash.9pi6ZCsY.dpuf
Part of an article on other criminal activities.
09:21 AM cst(US)
I heard gunshots last night around 11:00 in the 600 block of Sherman. We called 911 and were told that others had reported it already. The show of investigating vehicles was comforting. I didn't hear of anyone getting hurt.
Margaret Bavis
08:35 AM cst(US)
An invite to our Oakton alumni families and Neighbors-
As Oakton prepares to celebrate its 100th birthday in September 2014, we are working with a mosaic artist to commemorate the Centennial. We'd like to invite our Oakton alumni families to participate! On Saturday, April 26, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 Noon, we will host a special community mosaic construction event. We will be working with our Resident Mosaic Artist, Mirtes Zwierzynski, constructing the design created by the art work of Oakton students. There will be use of tile cutting tools and breaking of tiles, so younger students (K-5) should come with an adult to assist- the whole family is welcome!. The mosaic will be a permanent installation at our school for future generations, so please come and be a part of this historic project!
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