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Dana Pearl
05-29-2017
11:11 PM cst(US)
Is that bench over by the playground area of Leah Lomar Park?
35698
Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
05-29-2017
10:51 PM cst(US)

$100 cash reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of person or persons responsible for vandalizing the bench in Leah Lomar park on Mulford. This is ridiculous and we cannot tolerate this.
35697
Chris Granner
05-29-2017
04:44 PM cst(US)
Wow.

Well done, Ann, Jeanne and Mr. Stijnen!

Happy day everybody! What a spectacular weekend!

On Mon, May 29, 2017 at 3:27 PM QT - Ann Rainey <
qtopic-3-PTurbdRYBOn6hl24iI3@quicktopic.com> wrote:
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Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
05-29-2017
03:27 PM cst(US)

a photograph of the American Cemetery Margraten at Memorial Day 2015.
Kind regards, Jo Stijnen - Burial site of the Lt. Robert B. Klemola
35695
Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
05-29-2017
03:21 PM cst(US)
Bear with me – over a year ago I posted some of this info but today, Memorial Day, it seems so important. BTW, I wrote to Jo today and thanked him again for caring for Lt. Klemola’s grave for all these years.
Begin doorgestuurd bericht:
Van: Stijnen <stijnen1950@ziggo.nl>
Onderwerp: request for information about 1st Lt. Robert Klemola
Datum: 19 januari 2016 16:52:33 CET
Aan: citymanagersoffice@cityofevanston.org
Dear mr. Bobkiewicz,
I found your name on the very interesting website of the City of Evanston.
First let me introduce myself.
My name is Jo Stijnen. I’m 65 years old and I live in the Netherlands.
I was Chief Kabinet of the Governor of the Province of Limburg, the Netherlands.
Now I’m with pension.
Since a few years my wife and I have adopted the grave of Robert B. Kemola, 1st Lt in the US Army.
He deceased on June 8th 1945 serving his country during World War II.
Robert Klemola is buried on the American Cemetery in Margraten, the Netherlands.
We received a lot of information about his stay in Europe from the US Army Human Recources Files. But about his family we only know that his parents lived in Evanston, Illinois and that he had two younger sisters, Jeanette and Barbara.
We are looking for relatives so we can contact them. Maybe you can help us further.We look out to your answer.
Kind regards,
Jo Stijnen
 
Jo followed up with info that Robert lived with his family at 328 Custer
 
 <b>Manager’s office provided me with this information on March 9th, mail had been directed to others prior to that time and mislaid.
March 9 at 2:30 I put an inquiry on the message board.
March 9 at 4:45, I received this information from an eighth ward reader Jeanne who lives on Ridge.
 http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?p...Rid=56300596&df=all&
 
All information including 91 yr sister living in Houston was on its way to the Netherlands by 5:01 on March 9.
 
Jo talked to her within the week they exchanged photos and information.
Joe was so grateful to us for connecting him to lieutenant Klemola's sister.

Lt. Robert B. Klemola who lived at 328 Custer
Burial site of Lt. Robert B. Klemola Status: who was killed in action KIA, June 8, 1945.
Place of death: Muhlhausen, Germany
Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart.
35694
Karen Johnson
05-27-2017
01:48 PM cst(US)

The new trash can at Austin and Barton. A big improvement over the old oil barrel.
35693
Karen Johnson
05-27-2017
01:45 PM cst(US)
Joyce, much appreciate the information. I will keep an eye out for my area.

And it looks like the corner of Austin and Barton has a fancy can. I will post the photo.

If a neighbor took on that responsibility, thank you! I am happy to help by putting the bag in my trash bin when lever needed and checking it when you are away.

Please let me know if you are that neighbor or if you know who is. I would like to say thanks and help tend the fancy can whenever needed.
35692
Mike Perlman
05-26-2017
07:49 PM cst(US)
Joyce Bean - Call police FIRST; they can ask the questions and determine if the group / person is legal and keep you out of potential harms way. Judging from the amount of time you apparently spent on this, the officers could have been there investigating and you could have been on your way.

The actions of this person are not those of a practiced door to door representative of any legal entity.
35691
Richard Katz
05-26-2017
07:37 PM cst(US)
Seems like your adult daughter was taking unnecessary risks: first by repeatedly approaching someone who seems suspicious, and second by announcing she would call the police.
Both of those actions are threatening to someone.
If you feel unsure about something, then leave and remove yourself from potential danger.
THEN call the police and tell them your concerns.
35690
Joyce Miller-Ban
05-26-2017
07:16 PM cst(US)
  Our family wants to alert the community about a group of individuals who claim to be part of an unidentified (they refuse to name the company) "energy saving team", but who we feel may be scouting out whose houses and apartments may be empty over the Memorial Day weekend for possible robbery.
   
     My adult daughter and I were waiting for a Lyft in front of our apartment on Sherman near Austin around 3:00 this afternoon (5/26) when we saw a two young men and a young woman wearing dirty orange vests , blue caps and carrying thick white binders, going into our neighbor's apartments , staying there for a while then going to the next apartment. When one young man went into our apartment vestibule, my daughter followed him and politely asked if she could help him. He said, "I'm with a group that wants to go green". But when my daughter asked him to identify the group, he refused to do so. She asked if he was with ComEd or Nicor and he was nervous and refused to say. Our Lyft was coming and my daughter came out and we got in the car. About five minutes into our ride we became concerned and had the driver take us back to our apartment. The same young man had not left our apartment vestibule despite the fact that none of the tenants were home today. My daughter went into the vestibule and asked, "Sir, why are you still here?" The young man told my daughter," I"m sort of with ComEd." When my daughter took out her phone and said she was going to check that, he said,"No,no, don't call ComEd! ". My daughter asked again what company he was with, and the man ignored her, turned and left. My daughter followed and asked again what company he was with, and he continued walking. I was in the car and she said,"I'm going to call the police", and the young man turned around and came back.

     I then asked from the Lyft car, "Who are you and why are you in our apartment?" He hesitatingly approached the Lyft car and refused to name a company but held up an ID card. He was standing about three feet away from the car. I told him I could not see his ID and he inched forward until I saw it said, "Christopher Green ID 10012140, but listed no company. I told him I wanted to contact his supervisor and he rudely told me to calm down (I was not agitated nor angry). He then turned and walked off. My daughter came over the the Lyft and she and I saw that the other two young people were staring out nervously at us from inside the vestibule of our neighbor's apartment.

     There is something shady about this group and we wanted people to be aware of them.

    Joyce Miller Bean
35689
Bean, Joyce
05-26-2017
07:13 PM cst(US)
Our family wants to alert the community about a group of individuals who claim to be part of an unidentified (they refuse to name the company) "energy saving team", but who we feel may be scouting out whose houses and apartments may be empty over the Memorial Day weekend for possible robbery.
     My adult daughter and I were waiting for a Lyft in front of our apartment on Sherman near Austin around 3:00 this afternoon (5/26) when we saw a two young men and a young woman wearing dirty orange vests , blue caps and carrying thick white binders, going into our neighbor's apartments , staying there for a while then going to the next apartment. When one young man went into our apartment vestibule, my daughter followed him and politely asked if she could help him. He said, "I'm with a group that wants to go green". But when my daughter asked him to identify the group, he refused to do so. She asked if he was with ComEd or Nicor and he was nervous and refused to say. Our Lyft was coming and my daughter came out and we got in the car. About five minutes into our ride we became concerned and had the driver take us back to our apartment. The same young man had not left our apartment vestibule despite the fact that none of the tenants were home today. My daughter went into the vestibule and asked, "Sir, why are you still here?" The young man told my daughter," I"m sort of with ComEd." When my daughter took out her phone and said she was going to check that, he said,"No,no, don't call ComEd! ". My daughter asked again what company he was with, and the man ignored her, turned and left. My daughter followed and asked again what company he was with, and he continued walking. I was in the car and she said,"I'm going to call the police", and the young man turned around and came back.
     I then asked from the Lyft car, "Who are you and why are you in our apartment?" He hesitatingly approached the Lyft car and refused to name a company but held up an ID card. He was standing about three feet away from the car. I told him I could not see his ID and he inched forward until I saw it said, "Christopher Green ID 10012140, but listed no company. I told him I wanted to contact his supervisor and he rudely told me to calm down (I was not agitated nor angry). He then turned and walked off. My daughter came over the the Lyft and she and I saw that the other two young people were staring out nervously at us from inside the vestibule of our neighbor's apartment.
     There is something shady about this group and we wanted people to be aware of them.
    Joyce Miller Bean

      
 

Joyce Miller Bean
Associate Director of First-Year Writing
Writing, Rhetoric, & Discourse / DePaul University
773/ 325-1649 / jbean1@depaul.edu

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From: QT - Sam [qtopic-3-PTurbdRYBOn6hl24iI3@quicktopic.com]
Sent: Friday, May 26, 2017 6:23 PM
To: QT topic subscribers
Subject: 8th Ward
35688
Sam
05-26-2017
06:23 PM cst(US)
Thanks for the follow up. I saw a crew of three out there earlier today. Don't think anything was done as I heard no noise from their mini bobcat that they brought and the fact I just looked at the alley just now and the area that I pointed out previously are pooled up with water due to the rain coming downs right now. It takes 2 or 3 days for the water to soak into the ground as it has not been warm or sunny enough for it to evaporate...wondering if that will also cause long term problems.
35687
Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
05-26-2017
10:13 AM cst(US)
Eva, Sherwin Williams has always been the location for restaurant parking.
35686
Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
05-26-2017
10:10 AM cst(US)
Martin, Sam and others interested in the north-south alley flooding issue: our staff finally got a good look at the water issue as it relates to alley patching. City is on site today grinding down the patching - they will keep an eye on it for a while, also hope you'll let us know, but this should be the solution to the water ponding problem.
35685
Sam
05-24-2017
09:34 PM cst(US)
Ann - Any update on the alley situation? Thanks.
35684
Eva Kintner
05-24-2017
11:25 AM cst(US)
Ann-I was sorry to see the Sherwin Williams paint store (619 Howard Street) has closed. Perhaps the parking area can be used to resolve some of the residential parking issues or parking for Pekish Pig and Ward 8 customers.
35683
Jeri Schmidt
05-23-2017
11:26 AM cst(US)
I would be happy to help!


Jeri Schmidt
Coldwell Banker
847-476-9346
Please keep me in mind for any real estate needs.
I am always available for Referrals
35682
Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
05-22-2017
11:34 PM cst(US)
While I have meetings in the evenings during the week, you can always count on my not being home from late Monday afternoon to late Monday night. There is no chance I will answer the phone from late Monday afternoon until Tuesday morning. OK there are some months when there are five Mondays when we get a break. It seems my phone gets busiest on Monday nights. Just letting you all know.

Martin I've been working on the same problem for 20 years I think with Summer coming you're about to get a break.
35681
Martin Chrobak
05-22-2017
11:18 PM cst(US)
Thank You, Ms. Ann!
There is never any rush when there are so may issues
on your agenda. We have been dealing with our alley expressway
for 20 years or more. No deaths, fortunately.
thank You,
Martin

On Mon, May 22, 2017 at 10:55 PM, QuickTopic daily digest
<qtopic-3-PTurbdRYBOn6hl24iI3@quicktopic.com> wrote:
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Dianne Schuyler - REMAX
05-22-2017
03:40 PM cst(US)
Hi Ann-we may not currently have two listings that exactly meet your friend's needs (we would need more info to be sure) but we would be very happy to meet with him/her/them and help them find those two properties, negotiate a great price for them and then work with them through the process to close! Please feel free to pass on our info of you like, thank you.
35679
Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
05-22-2017
02:35 PM cst(US)
clarify - I don't have the money - someone is looking for the 2 specified units and the amount is what would be available
35678
Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
05-22-2017
02:31 PM cst(US)
nope, also no rehab - perfect move in condition - family friendly.
35677
Lisah
05-22-2017
02:19 PM cst(US)
Are you looking for two condos in the same building, Ann?
35676
Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
05-22-2017
02:00 PM cst(US)
To all my realtor friends

I have $ 579,164 and I need to buy two units, single-family home, family friendly condo, townhouse, duplex etc.

1 - 2 bedroom & one - three-bedroom,

What have you got? Email or post here
35675
Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
05-22-2017
12:12 AM cst(US)
 Any alley in the city of Evanston that has been paved is the responsibility of the city of Evanston to maintain. No adjacent property owner has any responsibility whatsoever to maintain the alley. All alleys in the city of Evanston are treated equally - single-family neighborhood alleys have no different status than a multi family neighborhood alley. Any alley paved in the city of Evanston has drainage structures unless the alley is one of the few green alleys we've constructed. You can see one of these alleys- 1300 1400 block of Dobson North alley. The city does not plow alleys. I do know of many neighborhoods where property owners get together in the winter and hire services to plow their alley but the city is not involved.

We have stationed police officers at the mouth of the alley to which you refer and at Austin on many many occasions. I agree with you there is a problem with traffic and students. A lot has been resolved however with the new driveway on the north side of the school for buses. I will get more information for you on the patching hopefully by Monday.
Edited 05-22-2017 12:13 AM
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