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Denise Beaudoin
12:58 AM cst(US)
I thought bulk pick up was TH-FR. The rug I put out was not picked up. Did I misread the schedule?
Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
09:24 AM cst(US)
This is a trial:

The trial implementation will allow the City to evaluate if these modifications improve the safety and operations at this intersection before proposing permanent changes be implemented.

May 3 to Oct 2017

I am forwarding your comments to traffic engineering.
Susan Johnson
08:03 AM cst(US)
Chris Granner, you must never need to take Greenwood. I use it nearly every day.
Stupid to have no access to Greenwood off Ridge!!! It's bad enough not to be able to turn on GROVE. That is really going to mess traffic up. Many people need to turn there since they can’t turn at Demptser. PUT IN A TRAFFIC LIGHT, with a left turn light if they want to control traffic at Greenwood. Not allowing access will solve NOTHING it will just slow down overall traffic by moving the problem.
All they are doing is backing up traffic at every other light!! And if you need to go WEST on Greenwood from the south how are you suppoed to get there? Turn on Greenleaf and CROSS DEMPTSTER somewhere then turn left on Greenwood? PASS Greenwood and go up to Lake and then come back, making two left turns to do so?? STUPID!
From Harvard Terrace, that means Turning left on Ridge, turning Left on Oakton, or some other street, and waiting through all those lights then turning right on Asbury again waiting for the light since its no turn on red there, or continuing west past the schools on Oakton and going up to Dogde, (where we now have idiotic bike lanes) assuming you want to go that far west in the first place.
So people will either drive on Asbury MORE to avoid all this dumbness. And there is no light or stop sign at Greenwood at Asbury now. Or like I said traffic will BACK UP AT BOTH GREENLEAF AND LAKE. Unless they are putting in left turn lights so traffic keeps moving, this is a totally bad idea. Lake is already all backed up since you can’t turn on Grove anymore.
I use Greeenwood nearly everyday to go to the lake. I realize from here I am going right on Greenwood. But then I COME HOME GREENWOOD and have to turn LEFT TO GO SOUTH> Meaning I will have to reroute, or use Asbury instead. Adding more traffic to Demptser is never a good idea either, it takes forever to get down Demptser all the way from the lake. Greenwood west is the very best route. Already too much traffice on narrow Greenleaf with all the parked cars. Greenwood is MUCH wider.
I AM NOT IN FAVOR OF THIS, can you tell? This is almost as stupid as no left turn on Barton! That lasted for 3 days.
WHY they didn’t put in bike lanes and a full left turn lane when they repaved Ridge years ago is still a total mystery to me! And don’t even get me started on busses. Frequently they take a lane and a half, meaning you have to go into oncoming traffic to pass, or slowly follow along behind the bus until traffic opens up so you can go around the bus.

> On Apr 22, 2017, at 10:56 PM, QuickTopic daily digest <qtopic-3-PTurbdRYBOn6hl24iI3@quicktopic.com> wrote:
Chris Granner
02:08 PM cst(US)
If they did this at Crain, now, that would suck.

On Sat, Apr 22, 2017 at 12:27 PM QT - John R. McClelland <
qtopic-3-PTurbdRYBOn6hl24iI3@quicktopic.com> wrote:
John R. McClelland
12:27 PM cst(US)
Traffic at Ridge... I long ago quit trying to cross or left turn any unsignalized intersection at Ridge most times most days. Good to see City Hall catching on about the ones that are most dangerous or "merely" stressful.
Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
10:12 AM cst(US)
Jeri - no need for Joe Moore - we go directly to 49th ward public works. I hear the property is being ticketed on a regular basis.
Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
10:08 AM cst(US)
Chris not implemented until May 3.
Chris Granner
09:55 AM cst(US)
Traffic restrictions at Ridge and Greenwood: same as at Grove, seems to not be too much of a hardship. Interested in any outcome data there may be but it's probably a bit early.

On Fri, Apr 21, 2017 at 5:44 PM QT - richard <
qtopic-3-PTurbdRYBOn6hl24iI3@quicktopic.com> wrote:
05:44 PM cst(US)
I know this is a bit after the fact but wanted to let you know how happy I am that you will continue being our 8th Ward Alderman!

Although we could not visually support you with lawn signs, I kept your name out there and let my neighbors know all you have done in our neck of the woods!

Good to know we are in the hands of Ann Rainey here in the 8th Ward!
Jeri Schmidt
05:01 PM cst(US)
Thank you Ann for making sure that was done

I would be happy to contact Joe Moore next time but I think you have more clout
Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
02:12 PM cst(US)

The amazing 49th ward public works service department cleaned up the nasty Burger King early this morning.

Thank you.
Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
12:36 PM cst(US)
City of Evanston sent this bulletin at 04/21/2017 12:31 PM CDT

Trial Traffic Restrictions Planned for Ridge Avenue and Greenwood Street

Karen Courtright
07:23 AM cst(US)
Ann, thanks for the lengthy reply! It is wonderful to see the changes with the new-ish administration at NU. If they continue along this trajectory, NU can become a true partner with the city.
Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
09:45 PM cst(US)
 Northwestern's charter exempts them from property taxes in perpetuity. The courts have upheld this status.

 It would appear at this point we have to rely on their goodwill. This is kind of a fun article http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2000-11...empt-district-court

Someday when you have nothing else to do you might want to Google Evanston and property tax exempt and northwestern to find out all of the Issues city has dealt with. I've had parents call from all over the world asking me how I could do these horrible things to Northwestern. Quite interesting having wonderful discussions with these lovely people especially when you realize at the end of the conversations you have radicalized some and they end up being on your side.

 I don't believe northwestern will ever pay taxes. So I've moved on from that. But I do believe that they have seen the light. And I have seen the $8+billion endowment. And they have seen how we struggle with our issues. In the past, NU administrators would tell us they pay for water, for sewer, we shop in your stores, we pay for permits etc. think about it you pay for water, you pay for sewer, you shop in the stores, you pay for permits and you pay your property taxes. This administration doesn't say that. They're more humane, they are more reasonable they seem to get it. Except for the fact they took three properties of the tax rolls recently without telling us until after the fact. I believe it was a violation of trust. They now tell us they will pay an amount representative of a tax. It's a good thing. This would never have happened 10 years ago. This is progress.

Hawks game is not keeping my attention.
Edited 04-20-2017 09:46 PM
Rachel Gottlieb
07:56 PM cst(US)
State legislatures can change these laws. And given the state of our state, allowing towns to taxes wealthy institutions is an easy way to help the cities and towns.
Sent from my iPhone
Dana Pearl
07:37 PM cst(US)
Rachel, I seem to recall that NU went to the State Lege (that's what Molly Ivins called the legislature in TX) to pass some law that would prohibit any governing body from taxing anything that NU owns, including for-profit businesses. That might have been in the 90's.
Rachel Gottlieb
07:22 PM cst(US)
Some states are changing the laws that exempt universities from paying taxes. I think Connecticut is one and I could confirm that easily for you if you're interested. New Haven is a struggling city while Yale
Universities -- a school with more money than some countries -- does not pay property taxes. The university does make a payment in lieu of taxes. But that payment isn't nearly the amount that taxes would be. Evanston isn't struggling nearly as much as New Haven, but it does have crushing property taxes and that helps keeps it healthy.
Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
05:37 PM cst(US)
I have asked EPD to ask CPD to move the stuff.

 Tomorrow Public Works will take care of it. Not sure if we'll get any action tonight but we will tomorrow.
Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
05:31 PM cst(US)
I am on it.
Mike Petroshus
05:30 PM cst(US)
Jeri, are you serious? I'll have to get over there to see if there is anything good in the carts before they disappear!
Jeri Schmidt
04:59 PM cst(US)
Ann-The shuttered Burger King is rearing its ugly head again. There are at least 2 covered shopping carts loaded with "stuff" in front.
Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
08:51 AM cst(US)
 We had all the RCN Operatives speaking to the city council last night.

 I'll forward your post to one of them.
Chris Granner
08:35 AM cst(US)
RCN refund: not as of this morning.

On Mon, Apr 17, 2017 at 9:39 PM QT - Ann Rainey <
qtopic-3-PTurbdRYBOn6hl24iI3@quicktopic.com> wrote:
Debra Comess
11:31 PM cst(US)
Hi Bob,
This is Debra Comess and I'm very interested. Please email me at lcomess@aol.com or text:call 312-446-9200. Thank you! Debra
Sent from my iPhone

> On Apr 17, 2017, at 10:54 PM, QuickTopic daily digest <qtopic-3-PTurbdRYBOn6hl24iI3@quicktopic.com> wrote:
Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
09:39 PM cst(US)
Chris did you get your rcn refund
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