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01:21 AM cst(US)
Thanks Ann for the heads up. Better info than the news outlets.
Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
10:14 PM cst(US)
from Don Cornelius super in public works from our weather source:

The week ahead: Chances of snow on Monday and Wednesday. Temperatures will be at or just below the freezing mark.

Monday: Cloudy with a 40 percent chance of light snow/flurries from 5 am to 8 am. 25 percent chance of freezing drizzle mixing in with this system. Best chance of snow/flurries will be across the northern suburbs. 60 percent of flurries or a brief snow shower for 8 am to 4 pm. 30 percent chance of flurries from 8 pm to midnight. Total amount of snow/flurries is under 1 inch of snow. Public Works will monitor all incoming forecasts for the latest details.

Night Crew: Salt brine will be produced to replenish our storage tanks. Crew Members will brine main thoroughfares, secondaries, hills, and schools. Remaining members will clean up snow equipment and patrol for incoming weather before the morning rush hour. At his time I do not anticipate bringing in additional staff. This could change with updates to the forecast.
01:39 PM cst(US)
Thanks Ann. Thanks John. I am hearing we will get another 1 and 1/2 inches on Monday here in Evanston. Another one of those clipper systems that come out of Canada will pass through. That type of snow should be pretty fluffy and easy to handle. I hope!
Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
12:55 PM cst(US)
 Hank, the eighth ward weather girl has fallen down on the job. Not my fault, our really fine employee Jim Maiworm is no longer with the city who provided us with the most wonderful information regarding weather and snow removal. I've asked for some updates. Thanks John for your post.

 And just a note to tell you, Kabul house is delicious. I certainly agree with Terry.
John R. McClelland
12:41 PM cst(US)
The city's snow source may be better: "Accu"weather app for Evanston (apparently central, vic Lake St & Dodge) predicts 0.14" today, 0.39" Sunday, 1.4" inches Monday day, 0.07" Monday night, 1% probability Tuesday (high temp Tues 27F). No times except flurries next 2 hours.
12:27 PM cst(US)
Ann. Did you post the city weather forecast yet? How much snow does the city’s consultanting service say we are in for next few days? Hope all the lake effect stuff stays in Indiana!
Terry Bjork
12:10 AM cst(US)
Meant to mention this earlier ... it sure is wonderful to have the Kabul House added to Evanston's dining choices. We used to visit often when it was located on Dempster in Skokie, but not so much when they moved downtown. And now they're back close again! Almost forgot how great those lamb kebabs are.

The long construction wait was well worth it. Sad for Chicken and Waffles but happy the space found such a great new face.
Mike Perlman
01:35 PM cst(US)
The fly dumper has gifted me with a old, heavy television at the front corner of my garage. I moved it with difficulty (wheeze) out of the line of traffic and called 311. They have it on the list for a special pick up and assure me that I will not be charged.
Omar Gutierrez
10:59 PM cst(US)
Thank you, Ann!
I don't post much but I do keep up with the comings and goings of the Great 8th Ward... Thanks for all you do!
Stop by sometime to meet baby Emerson!
Omar & Sarah
Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
02:33 PM cst(US)

Our old friend and wonderful Clyde neighbor Omar Gutiérrez and Sarah Taylor have a baby girl. She was born, Nov 26. Her name is Emerson Austin Gutiérrez. Omar and Sarah moved from Clyde but stayed in the Great 8th - on Brummel. Wonderful news!
Kathryn Farris
02:18 PM cst(US)
Got your email. Thanks Ann!
Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
01:35 PM cst(US)
 Harvard and Asbury & Oakton and Barton pedestrian crossing signs have been reinstalled. They blew down in the wind.

Thank you
Kathryn Farris
10:27 AM cst(US)
Speaking of leaves ... Ann, would it be possible for the City to clear the enormous pile that accumulated on our dead end (Florence north off Brummel)? Regular street sweeping never gets that close to it and after the last couple of windy days, it looks like every remaining leaf in the neighborhood found its way to our corner. It's an awful mess every year once the snow falls and the plows just push the snow on top of an already large mound. Should I fill out a 311 request?
Chris Granner
08:47 AM cst(US)
Re: first bank: Barb has a friend who works at First Bank, and who says from everything he's seen, he expects no drop-off in the level of customer service. I have no data, other than that I like the idea of a home-brew drive-through at Western & Coyle...

Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
07:21 AM cst(US)
/m36674 City tried to clean up the leaves but too many cars for equipment to do the job. Will try again.
Betsy Lovell Arsenault
12:00 AM cst(US)
Terrible news about First Bank. They have been so great.

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07:01 PM cst(US)
Re Street lighting: At night I will drive on side streets with my high beams on because the streets are so dark. Of course, I turn them down if a vehicle is coming toward me.
Michelle Savaiano
11:09 AM cst(US)
Thank you for the additional info Anne :)
09:44 AM cst(US)
Byline Bank is buying First Bank and Trust. The last Evanston bank will soon be gone.
Chris Granner
08:56 AM cst(US)
If you ever REALLY NEED to talk to a Comcast person in person, there's an Xfinity (comcast) store on Dempster in Niles, between Waukegan & Harlem on the south side of the street. Pretty sure that's closer than the one on Western...but yeah, UPS for the win.
Tanya Gottlieb
08:34 AM cst(US)
Hey Dana! You are very welcome. Was very happy to forward his info (larry the cable guy, i bet he gets that joke a lot). Other random tip is you can return all your comcast equipment to any local UPS store. You just bring your items, they scan it, ship it for you, all done. Way easier and closer than driving all the way to the nearest comcast office which is really far, about a 30 min drive on western. Good luck!

And I will keep an eye on my bill. I understand the promo I got is good for a year and cable/internet companies are known for slowly increasing the rates until you finally notice. Hope everyone is having a good week. -Tanya
Karen Johnson
12:29 AM cst(US)
I don’t recall this being a problem in the past but someone dumped or blew a huge amount of leaves into a pile on the Hull Terrace side of our alley (1100 block)

Does the city pick up leaves in the alley?
Edited 12-05-2017 12:29 AM
Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
07:41 PM cst(US)
Sam, I reported.
06:30 PM cst(US)
There is a massive pile of leaves dumped onto the the street infront of the building on 1000 Austin. It is has taken the place where a car would be able to park. I can't believe someone had the audacity to this. Horrible.
Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
05:32 PM cst(US)

Addtl fall street cleaning for Residential Zone 4 & 4S is Tues., Dec. 5 (S/W sides of the street). Voluntary parking compliance requested.

 If you live in a multi family building, please email your neighbors in case they're not reading the message board.
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