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Chris Granner
01:15 PM cst(US)
This seems like a pretty big deal, speaking of the budget:


I get Chief Eddington's point about "best of a lot of bad choices", but...couldn't we move the positions to HHS and still keep the offices at the Police station? Also -- not clear from this that there actually IS to be a continued Restorative Justice program. It would be a hell of a thing if Evanston made the call that we can't afford to do what is so frequently the right thing by at-risk kids.

Karen Johnson
07:35 AM cst(US)
Ann, thanks for the detailed information on the Asbury construction project. Looking forward to it being done!

I also wanted to mention my very positive experience with electronics recycling at the SWANCC permanent drop-off location in Glenview/Des Plaines. I learned about it thanks to the info on this board so I wanted to report back. Finally had business in that direction on a Saturday morning so I combined trips

Easy to find and help with unloading. Less than 10 minutes in the line, unloaded and on my way

There is NO FEE for this service. Bring your ID...they may check it to verify residency in a SWANCC member community

Glenview Transfer Station
3 Providence Way, Des Plaines
Across from the Maryville Academy
Saturdays: 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Open Year-Round
Holiday Closings: Nov. 25, Dec. 24, 25, 30, 2017 and Jan. 6, 2018
Edited 10-17-2017 07:36 AM
Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
03:56 PM cst(US)
 Chris that meeting is taking place tonight. I would like to collaborate with my colleagues regarding the foia official (s). As you know the freedom of information act is law and regardless of the official(s) all requests must follow the law. I will know more tonight. In my opinion this is way out of hand, work is not getting done.
Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
03:03 PM cst(US)
John I've not heard anything but I'm checking
John Serrano
02:59 PM cst(US)

Does anyone know whether or not the vehicle break-in on the 6th level of the garage at St. Francis Hospital is an isolated incident? Looks like it happened sometime this past weekend.

EPD left a calling card on the drivers' side wiper.

The reason I'm concerned is that this is the floor where residents rent spaces to park.
Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
12:48 PM cst(US)

The IDOT contractor started paving Asbury Avenue this morning and the paving should be complete by Tuesday evening. There was a delay from last week because of the Com ED structure adjustments. Com ED replaced all the square structure cover on Asbury to round structure cover to match with asphalt roadway for a smoother transition and this took four days more than anticipated. The contractor will continue with striping beginning late tomorrow or Wednesday and all the striping should be complete by Friday. The parkway restoration including landscaping is planned for later this week and early next week.

I have asked the contractor not to park any equipments on the cross streets.
11:00 AM cst(US)
Are any utilities included?

Sent from my iPhone6
Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
09:58 AM cst(US)
 To Karen and all that travel Asbury:

This is been the worst construction project I have ever seen. This is a State Road job. I report some issue to our staff almost every day. Our staff comes out and observes and reports back with some information regarding progress. We were last till the project would wind up on October 9. I've aste we were last till the project would wind up on October 9. I've asked for new update not that it will mean anything but I have asked.
Chris Granner
09:36 AM cst(US)
I had missed the story of Devon Reid's revealing the identity of the assault victim; of course the story about the adolescent victim of alleged police profiling is well known in the 8th ward.

But pulling his FOIA responsibility: Seems like the punishment doesn't fit the crime...and inflicts too much collateral damage to the process of building trust between Governance and "Consenters."

Ann, any insight into why we need to end the office of the City Clerk's responsibility for facilitating FOIA requests?
Karen Johnson
08:20 AM cst(US)
On the issue of nearby road construction...when will they complete the surfacing of Asbury south of Oakton?

The utility covers and other metal fittings jutting out of the street are difficult to avoid and they have been like that for at least 10 days now
Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
12:50 AM cst(US)
Betsy I think most would agree with you - we are definitely not Chicago - I think Evanston Now's recent article showing redevelopment over last decade, removed few memorable Evanston architechtural properties. Is there any reason we cannot have both? The beautiful buildings of the past with their rich history and huge yards and trees and the amazing LEED Silver or higher projects that are energy effecient and smart with amenities that add to our diversity in so many ways.
Betsy Lovell Arsenault
11:01 PM cst(US)
Richard—I wholeheartedly agree with you. Evanston in the past aggressively saw itself as NOT Chicago, and not a suburb but its own city. As we lose the character that made Evanston distinctive, both in architecture and soul, we lose any reason not to become a satellite of Chicago.
Thank you for your post.

Betsy Arsenault

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Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
09:10 PM cst(US)
 Somehow I hit send. Anyway it looks like your total bill went up 11 1/2% since 2013. Please keep an eye on your city tax – I know it doesn't matter in the long run when the total bill is the killer, but the city does it's best to keep things under control. Our city is about 15% of your total bill.

 Like I said if it helps at all there's equity on your block!
Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
09:04 PM cst(US)
 Shani Beth you forgot to mention - The exciting intersection of Barton and Hull terrace public works meeting we held one morning with all the heavy equipment explaining more than any of us ever knew about how our sewers work.

Interesting thing was seems there was no rhyme or reason as why you had water and some of us who lived East of you and some who live west of you had no water and we're all on the same line. Regardless, I'm glad there's hope for whatever work was done and that your problem has been solved.
I did take a look at the tax bills on your block and on mine, and I must say that while most of our properties are similar the owner of my property pays well more than those on your block. I'm going to have to speak with him about that.

 The property taxes on your block are pretty similar. It looks like since 2013 your total bill went up 11 1/2
Shani Beth-Halachmy
08:19 PM cst(US)
Re 36394 Judith
I agree that essential repairs, updates, and services have to be funded. I also appreciate Judith reminding us of how essential it was to update the sewer system. However, Judith wrote that the only folks who still had flooding issues after the sewer repair were dealing with defects in their plumbing/gutter above the connection to the sewer. This unfortunately is no longer the case. Living at the lower end of Hull, I have had sewer backup several times during heavy rainfall. I also know that several of my neighbors, except those who have a check-valves installed in the yard, have also had sewer backup (installing a check-valve is an option, but the city does not recommend it and the cost is prohibitive). In the last couple of year, Anne recommended that I contact the utilities division, who have been very responsive and helpful. They have checked my sewer line, gutters, and any related potential problem inside my property several times and found that the sewer backing up was not caused by a problem inside my property. I also have my sewer line rodded every 6 month, which is not inexpensive. After the last heavy downpour, when my sewer water again backed up into my basement a few weeks ago, Robert Bauer, the Sewer Maintenance Supervisor came and did a thorough checking again of my property and the city sewer line (they confirmed that the problem is no in my property). I believe that they did a preventative maintained of the city sewer line at that time (from what I understand it is done once every three year, and we were due in a year). I hope that will solve the problem (my sewer did not back up yesterday during the heavy storm, so I keep my fingers crossed).
I also disagree with Judith that if taxes were up significantly it was because the home owner did not take advantage of the opportunity to appeal. I appeal each time, and my taxes continue to go up.
It is important that we continue the balance essential services, quality of life expenditures, AND the amount of money we pay for taxes.
07:15 PM cst(US)
Just a reminder to please read up on this FOIA issue facing the city.

Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
01:17 PM cst(US)
 Lana,I swear I will never allow a high-rise building on Dodge!!!!! :-)
Lana Henderson
01:15 PM cst(US)
Hi Ann

Yes I am still on Dodge. And yes I really love Evanston (it was love at first sight) and though I do understand change is inevitable, I would also like us to not become so congested that it is unpleasant. Please consider this when development meetings are taking place..


Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
01:06 PM cst(US)
 Lenice that is a great looking unit!
Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
01:05 PM cst(US)
Hi Lana, do you still live on Dodge? I think we could all go back-and-forth, but I don't know many people in this town who would agree Evanston has a small town feel - now or even many years ago.

A mini Lincoln Park? I can't even fathom what that looks like, definitely not like the great city of Evanston. Yucky, I am sure Lincoln Park residents would have a similar difficulty seeing a nexus.
Lana Henderson
11:47 AM cst(US)
@ Richard

I love your post regarding Evanston as it relates to all this hi-rise development. and I couldn't agree more. I really don't want to live in a mini Lincoln Park. What attracted me to Evanston many many years ago was its artsy and small town feel.
Lana Henderson
11:42 AM cst(US)
@ Richard

I love your post regarding Evanston as it relates to all this hi-rise development. and I couldn't agree more. I really don't want to live in a mini Lincoln Park. What attracted me to Evanston many many years ago was its
 artsy and folksy feel
11:18 AM cst(US)
425 Dodge ....
Beautifully rehabbed 2+ bedroom townhouse FOR RENT! $1850/mo

Anybody know somebody who needs a rental. It’s a 2 bedroom 2 bath townhouse with a full finished basement that can be used as a 3rd bedroom. Lives like a single family home with yard space for grilling/lounging. Hardwood floors, in unit laundry and parking. See the link below to view online.

Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
11:13 AM cst(US)
RICHARD, could you email me with your contact information please.
Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
11:12 AM cst(US)

I couldn't agree more about the Lucky platter. You just can't beat their food. However, there are some other fabulous restaurants in Evanston!
The pig was not mentioned, but then there's nothing froufrou about them!
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