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Illinois Power Marketing Company d/b/a Homefield Energy is the approved company supplying electricity to Evanston's aggregated customers from August 1, 2014 thru July 31, 2017.
When solicitors come to your door wanting your account - be prepared with this info!
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Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
04:46 PM cst(US)

Madam Mayor and Council Members:

The City has been participating in the review of sand erosion along lake Michigan and as a part of this analysis, the Coastal Management Team/State is performing an aerial survey as noted below. This is an update of a previous announcement on this aerial survey.

Martin Lyons
Assistant City Manager/CFO
Please note – we have updated the schedule for the helicopter survey to map sand deposits along the Lake Michigan coast. Test flights will take place on Monday, March 27th. Surveys will begin on Tuesday, March 28th, and should be completed by the end of the week.
For your convenience, more information about the project can be accessed at the Coastal Management Program website: https://www.dnr.illinois.gov/cmp/Pages/sandmanagement.aspx
Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
08:22 PM cst(US)
All the police are not seeing any pattern here but are working with some fingerprints comparing to prints at other locations. I will let you know if anything significant turns up.
Mario Vela
06:13 PM cst(US)
Apologies, meant Saturday
Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
03:53 PM cst(US)
Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 2:30 P.M.
Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Avenue, Room 2404

1. 711 Howard Street Preliminary and Final Review
Lenice Levy, owner, submits for a building permit to make interior and exterior modifications to two existing buildings
for a new Type 1 restaurant in the B3 Business

Here we go - if you are interested in an up to date look at the the new GOOD TO GO project, please attend.
Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
03:46 PM cst(US)
All is good with John.
John Serrano
12:19 PM cst(US)
Alderman Rainey,

I sent the requested information to your email address referenced on the city's website.


John Serrano
826 Mulford
John Serrano
11:51 AM cst(US)
Thanks for the reference, powell. I'll be receiving the final results of the appeal in 2-3 weeks.

Officer 508 misread my license plate, as what was recorded in the citation doesn't match my vehicle registration. Ugh.
Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
11:47 AM cst(US)
Hi John - so irritating - can you send me a copy of the citation or your license #. This has happened several times.
powellPerson was signed in when posted
11:43 AM cst(US)
Residential Permit Parking Areas.
The City Manager or his/her designee is hereby authorized to designate, by and with the consent of the City Council, as hereinafter provided, streets and other public ways within the City on which the parking of vehicles may be restricted to vehicles bearing a valid parking permit issued pursuant to this Section or to vehicles bearing a valid Evanston vehicle license issued pursuant to this Section.
(Ord. No. 37-0-92)

John Serrano
10:37 AM cst(US)
Anyone on the 800 block of Case/Mulford get ticketed for residential parking time violation for code 10-4-5-2(B), despite being actually a resident of the area in question, and current with the vehicle's city sticker?

I've appealed my citation, as it will be a cold day in hell before I hand over one red cent.
02:12 PM cst(US)
Is that the same location as the burglary on listed on Saturday? Did they get hit again Sunday???
Edited 03-22-2017 02:19 PM
01:47 PM cst(US)

Unfortunately there was a burglary at Andrew and Melody's home Sunday afternoon. I don't have any details at the moment, but the police were investigating yesterday.


Mario Vela
1220 Mulford
Edited 03-22-2017 01:48 PM
Shani Beth-Halachmy
12:48 PM cst(US)
Thank so much Chris, Rachel and others for the information on RCN! I was able to renegotiate the price with Comcast so ended up with $30 less than RCN would have been. Will stay with Comcast for now.
Karen Johnson
08:39 AM cst(US)
Debra, abuzz is right. Thanks for relaying your experiences.

And thanks for the shout out to the ETHS Jazz Ensemble. Glad that you enjoyed their music. That group played at the Jazz Showcase in downtown Chicago last week and they were fabulous.

As you will discover when your student attends ETHS, the entire jazz program is amazing. Lab Band for newer jazz players, Jazz Band for more experienced musicians and Jazz Ensemble for the most advanced students, along with several combos and a vocal jazz group.

Fantastically talented and dedicated students guided by experienced and enthusiastic faculty. I can pass along information on the next Jazz Concert at ETHS. There are free concerts throughout the year.
Edited 03-22-2017 09:47 AM
Debra Comess
12:29 AM cst(US)
Happy to say, voted today at city hall, easy breasy! Ann, where is your sign??? I didn't notice until someone mentioned it in blog.

The town is a'buzz, I must say! Event at JEH last night, it was wall-to-wall district 65 orchestra kids playing violin (my 7-year old daughter included), four TV networks with csmeras rolling, and then we were off to ETHS for the jazz concert (my 12-year old son clarinetist), where all the Jr High and high school jazz bands played. On our way driving to ETHS, we were almost bounced off the road by the ETHS marching band, playing and marching down Lake Street! Wow, what an exciting place, interesting community we live in, it's so full of life and energy.

Ps. ETHS's jazz band is amazing! Bravo.
Diane R. Johnson
11:12 PM cst(US)
We just switched to RCN yesterday. So far it's much much better.
09:11 PM cst(US)

Hi Ann - early voting, thanks for being conspicuously absent from the fray, as it were:
Rachel F
02:55 PM cst(US)
I am changing from ATT to RCN for my internet service as I can get much faster speed for less money even with the taxes and fees. My daughter has had RCN in Chicago for over 11 years and likes it. Does this help?
02:31 PM cst(US)
Early voting couldn't have been easier. At 2:20 today, no line, many open machines.
Candace Hill
08:09 AM cst(US)
Dear Ann,

Thanks so much for the update on the Ridge building. I am connected with three different households in that building and had heard a little something was going on, but didn't know it was this serious.

Chris Granner
06:42 AM cst(US)
Sorry, that's RCN. Back slowly away from any ATT offer.

On Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 6:40 AM Chris Granner <chrisgrannerpublic@gmail.com> wrote:

> For a basic cable package with blisteringly fast and reliable internet
> service, the monthly fee is only a few dollars cheaper once you factor in
> all the TV network service "surcharges." If you were only getting internet
> but not TV, this would be less but not nothing as Comcast also charges
> these , just not as high. That said, I couldn't be happier with the quality
> of product (waaaay better and faster) or the customer service. Just not
> cheaper.
> On Mon, Mar 20, 2017 at 7:32 PM QT - Shani Beth-Halachmy <
> qtopic-3-PTurbdRYBOn6hl24iI3@quicktopic.com> wrote:
Chris Granner
06:41 AM cst(US)
For a basic cable package with blisteringly fast and reliable internet service, the monthly fee is only a few dollars cheaper once you factor in all the TV network service "surcharges." If you were only getting internet but not TV, this would be less but not nothing as Comcast also charges these , just not as high. That said, I couldn't be happier with the quality of product (waaaay better and faster) or the customer service. Just not cheaper.

On Mon, Mar 20, 2017 at 7:32 PM QT - Shani Beth-Halachmy <
qtopic-3-PTurbdRYBOn6hl24iI3@quicktopic.com> wrote:
Shani Beth-Halachmy
07:32 PM cst(US)
I am planning to switch from Comcast (too expensive) and wonder what experience or recommendations people have for either RCN or ATT. Thanks much!
Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
06:20 PM cst(US)

Here is a story about 34 of our neighbors and how our city and com ed reacted:
In the early morning hours on Friday, March 17, a terrible electrical fire/amperage incident occurred within the wiring permanently wiping out all service to a 34 unit residential building on Ridge Avenue. Commonwealth Edison and fire department were immediately on the scene. While horrendously inconvenient and outrageously expensive, this could have been a tragedy of huge proportions. The units were left without light, heat, hot water, etc. An electrical contractor was hired to provide temporary emergency power as best he could to the units. The city' electrical inspector Claude Garesche made himself available regardless of the time of day or night, Wally Bobkiewicz and Gary Gerdes, Manager of building inspections, oversaw the appropriate permitting given the emergency nature and the urgent need of all the families without power, Carlo Cavallaro, ComEd - External Affairs Manager - stayed on top of everything so that when the time came for the emergency electrical work to connect to Com Ed service, crews would be on the scene when needed and of course EFD was standing by for that connection as well.

Evonda Thomas Smith in Evanston's Health and Human Services let eligible families know there were vouchers available for hotel rooms for those that needed them. St. Francis hospital specifically Sam Bagchi, MD, Elizabeth and Aney made certain that their neighbors were aware the hospital cafeteria was available and they had available plenty of food for those who wanted to come over for their meals. The fire dept. had a vehicle available for electronic charging.

When you think of enormity of this problem, it is mind-boggling. Everyone involved in helping to resolve temporary restoration of the permanent destruction of the building’s electricity to 34 units is owed a thank you including the residents. Condo owner Bill Lichtfuss especially pointed out a special thanks to Claude Garesche, Chief Scott and the fire department and Dave Stoneback, City utilities.

As of today some have full temporary service all have some. No one is completely without power. Insurance company showing up tomorrow! Permanent power is a long way off.
Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
01:53 PM cst(US)
Hi Hank I know the issue of the referendum is very important and so are all the other issues on the city of Evanston ballot, however, I have declared this a politics free zone when it comes to the city of Evanston election.

There are a variety of other outlets, venues where you can express political views on matters relating to the city of Evanston election.

I realize you were just attempting to share information but we're not doing that here.

  dates and times of where to vote is acceptable.
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