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Tues., July 18
Food Truck Festival starts 5:30pm
Brummel Park
Chicago Tribute Anthology Recreating the sound of the legendary rock band "Chicago"
Tues., July 18
Food Truck Festival starts 5:30pm Brummel Park
Chicago Tribute Anthology
Recreating the sound of the legendary rock band "Chicago"

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Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
09:34 AM cst(US)
Ok I will work on this this afternoon I'm on my way to chief Hicks's funeral.
Karen Johnson
09:27 AM cst(US)
Sure, Ann. I am appreciative of any assistance that you can provide.

Comcast has now agreed to meet the total price that I was quoted by RCN ($25.00 less per month than I am paying now...all in with no other surprise charges) so I am going to get that price from one of them.

I am just disappointed that RCN was so underhanded about the quoted price. I don't like a business relationship that starts that way. The internet service does seem very good.
Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
12:09 AM cst(US)
Karen let me refer your comments to the RCN person and see if we can work this out. Give me permission and I will do so.
Karen Johnson
11:54 PM cst(US)
Sorry to say that RCN turned into a huge disappointment for us. Promised monthly bill was a scam as I specifically asked when I ordered the service for the total monthly charge and all taxes and other add on for the actual bill amount that I would pay.

RCN's monthly fees, taxes and surcharges are almost $45.00 while Comcast total for same monthly charges is under $20.00. Given that, the bill is virtually identical to Comcast with no ability to watch TV on your phone at home.

When I called and insisted that RCN honor the total price that I was quoted on the phone when I set up my service, I sat on the phone for an extended time and was ultimately told that they "couldn't do anything for me."

I also insisted that they honor the free installation that was stated in the flyer that I got in the mail (I gave the guy in the phone at set-up time the proper code). Nope. Did not budge on that, either.

I am canceling RCN tomorrow and invoking the 30-day money back guarantee by not paying the ridiculously-inflated bill. I am no fan of Comcast but I feel that RCN was dishonest by promising one price and charging a higher one through excessive fees and surcharges, as well as by charging an improper installation fee.

Can I complain to anyone at the City so these RCN practices are recorded? My guess is that I am not the only one to be promised savings with none materializing.
Edited 06-23-2017 11:58 PM
01:01 PM cst(US)
Received my City of Evanston street cleaning email reminder at exactly 2pm on Wednesday, 6/21.
Scott Howard
12:38 PM cst(US)
Dianne, I received my text alert this week. They usually arrive on Wednesday at almost exactly 2pm. You might want to sign up again?
Edited 06-23-2017 12:38 PM
Dianne Schuyler
12:27 PM cst(US)
I signed up for the texts and always receive them until this week...nothing! Noticed other neighbors moving so all good but wondering why no text...Ann, did you receive yours this week?
Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
12:05 PM cst(US)
 Diane, I can't say the same. I know that on Thursdays I park on my side of the street and on Fridays I park across the street. Not to mention, I get a text telling me what to do the day before street cleaning.

 I will not be getting a ticket today I am parked across the street. Interestingly, for over an hour yesterday morning, as I was being ticketed, I was dealing with street cleaning issues on Custer. Arghhhh.
Diane R. Johnson
11:59 AM cst(US)
Ann - Street cleaning dates always confuse me. My brain only cares about which side I need to park on. Converting which side will be cleaned to which side I need to park on just seem to be too complicated for my poor brain. Since they switched the schedule recently, I've been completely discombobulated.
Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
09:05 AM cst(US)
Susan, I know!

Thanks for reminding everyone.
Susan Johnson
08:59 AM cst(US)

Just want to give you the heads up, I imagine the city can’t do anything, however the IRS scam people are calling again. Here is the number they are calling from and asking people to call back. According to my accountant it is a long standing policy for the IRS NEVER to call only to contact citizens by mail. (I got 3 calls around 8 am today)
(814) 436-3715

Voicemail from (814) 436-3715
"Hello we have been trying to reach you. This call is officially a final notice from IRS Internal Revenue Service. The reason of this call is to inform you that IRS is filing lawsuit against you to get more information about this case file. Please call immediately on our department number 814-436-3715. I repeat 814-436-3715. Thank you."

Thank you,


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Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
04:34 PM cst(US)
 A public apology to all of the people in the 1200 block of Hull Terrace. Late last night knowing that it was street cleaning on Thursday and Friday my friend Deek and I went out and dutifully moved our cars to the wrong side of the street.
Mike Perlman
04:29 PM cst(US)
/m35812 - Carol: I suppose it would help to give you a phone number also - 847-263-5059. They also have a web site which they didn't have before. Here it is:

Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
03:18 PM cst(US)
This is Powell's post with out all the text:

50/50 Sidewalk Replacement Program

Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
03:16 PM cst(US)
Powell, that's mighty helpful for the public sidewalk but if you notice Carole wants to do sidewalks in her backyard and while she's one of my favorite people and I'm not going to ask the city to help her out in the backyard. So no offense intended, since you've provided the link I'm going to cut out all the pages of explanation because it deters people from going down to the earlier messages some of which are very interesting or even important.

If you notice when people have one explanatory issues that have links they usually just give a title and then post the link. Thanks so much for all your help.
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Mike Perlman
10:24 AM cst(US)
/m35812 Carol - F&M Masonry. They have done several concrete / cement jobs for me. Mario is the owner / chief operator and Kathy was the office staff. Feel free to use my name (if they remember back a few years).
Mike Perlman
10:21 AM cst(US)
/m35809 Karen - possibly a fight / disturbance that started stopped and moved in the area.
Carol Lounsbury
08:14 AM cst(US)
We need to remove and replace old concrete sidewalks in our back yard. Any recommendations?

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Judy Pfeifer
07:14 AM cst(US)
Piggy backing on what Kristen Lems said recently, for the past month or so we have heard very loud booms, perhaps once a week. Two nights ago there was a succession of very loud noises. At first it seemed too early for the pre-fourth of July fireworks we always hear. I never read anything about these noises anywhere. Some suggested it has to do with all the construction being done. But at night? Gun shots? We don't know. Has anyone else heard things? It's rather unsettling especially since it doesn't seem to be isolated but ongoing, probably unrelated to each other though. Thanks.
Jeanine Brownell
07:04 AM cst(US)
Saturday, 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Community Yard Sale with 10+ families. Florence Ave between Oakton and Mulford (tucked in behind Chute Middle School). Too many things to list all. Highlights include: 16" girls bike, wooden children's table and chair, photo darkroom equipment, Nook e-reader, golf clubs, microscope, girl/boy clothes sizes 5 to 14, American girl dolls/books
Karen Johnson
10:11 PM cst(US)
Any idea what was happening north of the high school around 8:30? I heard that there were at least 10 police cars either there or headed there at high speed.
11:41 AM cst(US)
 Karen, Long cat hair can indeed be spun. I personally do not yet have experience with it. That is not to say I want be trying. Someone has already sent me some Maine Coon to experiment with. If you would like me to try on yours, let me know. As for allergies, they only affect people who are allergic to the actual hair. Most people with pet allergies react to the dander, not the hair, and the dander is completely removed during processing.
11:10 AM cst(US)
/m35806 oh Karen, H feels the whole 'hood must be protected. It seems that Chloe thought that Harley was a cat in dog's clothing :) No more bedtime stories by H C Andersen, albeit relevant in these trying times.
Karen Johnson
06:40 AM cst(US)
Harley the dog to the rescue! How did Harley find the kitty?

Denise, I look forward to meeting Thor and you someday soon. I understand and will certainly kneel down for a Thor hug. Good luck as you continue training.

Jeannie, I have been meaning to ask...do you/would you consider spinning cat fur? I have a cat whose fur is long, very soft and a beautiful pale orange color. And lots of it. Or is the allergy risk a consideration?
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