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Ward Eight Is open - 629 Howard St.
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Rachel Sobel
03:29 PM cst(US)
Sheryl, what dates does Pete need a place to stay? Is he OK with other cats? We might be able to help out.
Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
03:09 PM cst(US)
Sam these were the leaves that were cleaned off the street today in that area and they will be picked up before dark.
Edited 11-24-2015 03:11 PM
02:13 PM cst(US)

I took this picture at 1pm today on the corner of Austin and Barton. I know we had street cleaning today so not sure if this was caused due to that? I do know this mound of leaves was not there yesterday.
Henry Barnow
02:06 PM cst(US)
The problem is converting liquid into snowfall inches. The normal ratio is 10 to 1 but that was not the case with our latest heavy wet snowfall. The ratio was likely far less. I suggest using a ruler to measure several spots and take an average. O'Hare takes snowfall measurements as do local storm spotters. You can see reports at http://www.weather.gov/lot/
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Scott Howard
01:25 PM cst(US)
Marian, I like to use WeatherUnderground for ultra-local weather. There are several stations in and near our neighborhood. This page can show historical precip at that station on a specific date. Of course you'd need to know first-hand whether an event includes rain and/or snow, but this is a good place to start. I sent a link for Friday, Nov 20 when the recent storm began. You'll need to look at Nov 21 as well to find the precip total for the storm.


Hope this helps!
Edited 11-24-2015 01:27 PM
12:46 PM cst(US)
Can anyone recommend a good website for tracking number of inches of snowfall by date? I've googled and googled, most sites deal with forecasts, not history. We pay our snow guys per push after the first inch, so it's a good idea to be able to track it accurately. Hoping . . . .
Sheryl F.
11:04 PM cst(US)

Handsome and fun, that's Pete!
Sheryl F.
11:02 PM cst(US)

Pictures of Pete as promised. Foster him for a week or two. That's all he needs. Think of him as an out of town guest.
Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
03:07 PM cst(US)
To contribute to the holiday food and gift drive:

Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
03:06 PM cst(US)
Please share this information:

ATTENTION: Families who wish to participate in the Holiday Food & Toy Drive to receive toys and/or food items must register by calling 311 between Monday, November 30 and Friday, December 11.
Happy Holidays!
Sheryl F.
12:24 AM cst(US)
I know a nice cat, Pete, who needs a very short term foster home. Pete is a current 8th ward resident and is about one year old. Pete only needs a place for just a couple of weeks. If you can help out post here then I will post my email. Photo of Pete to come.
06:11 PM cst(US)
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Edited 11-22-2015 06:12 PM
Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
05:56 PM cst(US)
 Interested in knowing how you feel about the frequency of street cleaning in your neighborhood.

Would you prefer once a month street cleaning or twice a month street cleaning

Please email me at AnnRainey8@gmail.com.

Please please please make sure you include your address. Thank you
Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
10:23 PM cst(US)

Latest com Ed information
Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
03:22 PM cst(US)
There are 3 outages total in Evanston affecting about 950 customers, the ETRs are about two hours out.
ComEd opened the command center at 3:00, the weather has been creating outages due to heavy snow and high winds. Not sure what the exact cause of these outages are but they are working on them.
Carlo F. Cavallaro
ComEd - External Affairs Manager
Kathryn Farris
11:30 AM cst(US)
Thanks for the info Ann!
Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
11:27 AM cst(US)
In September of 2014, the applicant applied for a fence variation to install a 6’ solid fence in the front yard, which was denied. They later appealed to the ZBA, and in November of 2014 ZBA approved a 4 ft. high wrought-iron style fence with 50% opacity. The applicant then applied for and received a fence permit in May of 2015.
We went out to investigate and the fence does not meet the conditions granted by ZBA.
The fence is over 4 ft. high (4.5 ft.), it includes 6 ft. high arched wood posts that were not proposed nor approved and is not wrought-iron style fence.
We will contact the applicant/owner and send them a notice of violation that the fence does not meet the conditions approved by Zba
Kathryn Farris
11:22 AM cst(US)
I know there have been two other inquiries on this board about the fence surrounding the front and side of the property at 156 Asbury (SW corner of Asbury and Brummel), but I haven't seen any follow up discussion. Can we find out if this is permanent and if a permit was granted for this style? The black wire fencing isn't too bad, but the 2 x 4's and no trespassing signs are really unappealing. This is a busy corner and a very unattractive welcome to the Brummel/Dobson neighborhood.
Edited 11-20-2015 11:26 AM
Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
08:53 AM cst(US)
@EvanstonPD: RT @bluelinejobs: The @CityofEvanston Illinois @EvanstonPD is accepting applications for Service Desk Officer II until 11/30/15. https://t.co/D6AYRNqfAn/s/v4zB
Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
08:38 AM cst(US)
Chuck Metalitz just posted this on did you know:

175 years ago today: November 20, 1840. E H Mulford purchased, for $200, the Northwest Quarter of Section 30, Township 41 North Range 13 East of the Third Prinicpal Meridian [nowadays the area bounded by Howard, Asbury, Custer, Oakton], the privatization of the land many of us live on. http://www.ilsos.gov/isa/landSalesSearch.do?purchaseNo=0010862
Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
05:28 PM cst(US)
 Oakton is now open
Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
03:49 PM cst(US)
@EvanstonPD: Rollover accident at. 2400 Oakton ,traffic blocked. https://t.co/2C9Kyt3b54/s/SL1V

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Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
12:30 PM cst(US)
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Ann Rainey
06:53 AM cst(US)
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