We hate doing our taxes. Despite a professional familiarity with the basics of the tax code, or perhaps because of it, dealing with all of the paperwork really stresses me out, and my spouse doesn't like to do it either. Can you help us find an accountant in the Chicago area who will be competent and easygoing? Details inside. [more inside]
What other places could I live? Outside NYC/lower cost of living filter. [more inside]
My fiancé and I are pondering a move to the Midwest to be closer to our respective families (fairly evenly distributed across the entire region). Chicago seems an obvious choice, but I've hated every trip I've ever taken there. Where are the good parts? Please show me it's not full of suck. [more inside]
Ok, so I'm living in Chicago with a few of my SO's old roommates from college. We've known them for less than a year and I can admit maybe we jumped into a year lease too soon. However, what recourse do we have right now? [more inside]
Any recommendations for a smoke shop in Chicago with a good selection of bubblers and friendly employees? [more inside]
I'm currently studying law in a UK university, and am contemplating taking a semester off beginning August 2014 (about 4 months) to work and travel. The plan right now is to move to another city/country and work and stay there, and on the top of my list at the moment is Chicago. How viable is this? [more inside]
The next city I live in will be the city where I start taking hormones and eventually try to pass as female in public. Should it be Chicago or Seattle? [more inside]
What to do when too anxious and depressed to get therapy for one's anxiety and depression?
Job opportunity has quickly come up in new city, but nothing settled. Would have to be there October 1 though, what do I tell landlord? [more inside]
I bought about a year ago car in Chicago, Illinois but haven't yet updated the registration info. What penalties could I be facing? [more inside]
Looking for a lesbian/bisexual lady bar in Chicago. I'm in my mid-20s and looking to meet other women. [more inside]
I am returning from Chicago to NY on a foodie's birthday. What, if anything, can I bring back for him? Limitations/details inside. [more inside]
Please recommend a doctor to perform a vasectomy in Chicago. [more inside]
Any experience in Chicago with resolving secondhand smoke disputes? The neighbor across the hall in the condo I live in smokes incessantly when she is in town. I have reported that the smoke bothers me via the building management, but the smoke from her unit has only increased. It fills the hallway, as well as the unit I am renting.
I went through cancer treatment about a year ago, so I am particularly sensitive to cigarette smoke now. I experience headaches and nausea from the smoke. My unit smells like smoke-furniture, clothes, towels, etc. I am worried I will get cancer again.
I tried to seal the front door, but am not sure if I have done it the best way. (I'm not too handy.) I am also looking into filing a complaint with the department of public health. I live in a private high-rise residence; however, a good portion of the building is used for short-term corporate and vacation rentals. My neighbor owns her unit.
Thanks for any ideas.
Chicago Therapist Filter: Looking for a therapist for an extremely intelligent person suffering from long-term depression. [more inside]
Recommendations for Chicago psychiatrist in the Loop for alcohol addiction and depression therapy, please. [more inside]
Chicago CBT therapist? [more inside]
My wife will begin school in Boston in the Fall of 2012. I've got a great job in Chicago right now. What's my best bet for keeping this job as long as possible, while locking in a new job in Boston for when we move? [more inside]
What are the next step(s) I should take regarding a recent incident with my neighbors, a handgun being held in my apartment, and combat-related PTSD. [more inside]
I'm looking for an infertility specialist or reproductive endocrinologist in Chicago, preferably in the loop. Does anyone have any recommendations? [more inside]
Need STI testing in Chicago. Where should I go? [more inside]
How do you navigate the tangled maze of getting your child tested for a learning disability (specifically a suspected case of Central Auditory Processing Disorder) in Chicago or north Chicago suburbs? Or even find a trusted professional to evaluate your child? [more inside]
Looking for Chicagoland bars that aren't sad. I live in Lombard, in the Western suburbs of Chicago, and my gentleman friend lives in Hillside, and all the bars around me seem to be for sad people and/or older people. I have a date (well, sort of) coming up, and I want to find bars that are geared towards young 20-somethings that I do not have to take the Metra to get to. [more inside]
Which city is a better place for a divorced woman in her early 40s to find a male partner (mid-30s to late 40s, roughly); a group of likeminded liberal, intellectual friends, and a decent technical writing job -- Austin or Chicago? [more inside]
What options do we have for a wedding officiant in Chicago?
We're planning a really small wedding cocktail party next fall. We'd like to do something to mark the occasion with our families and friends and expect to have a ring/vow exchange. However, the groom is not remotely religious and the setting will not be solemn. Therefore, we are unsure what options we have for an officiant. We don't a ceremony lasting more than 10-15 minutes. [more inside]
I need help getting temp work in Chicago. [more inside]
What doctor in Chicago will give me an IUD? I'm 28, in a long-term relationship, no kids. [more inside]
What steps should I take to find an IT job in the Chicago metro area? Can LinkedIn help? And am I insane for even looking in this economy? [more inside]
Should I move to Portland, OR; Chicago, or Austin? Or somewhere I haven't thought of? [more inside]
GetMeTheHellOutOfTheHouseFilter: I need to get out badly, I need a temporary escape from the insanity I'm in right now. My fantasy? To go somewhere and be straight up hit on by a lady (who likes other ladies (who are butch-ish (as in I will not be seen in pink ever, but can't fix my own car))). And this needs to happen in Chicago. Please help!!! [more inside]
What awesome, secret, impossible-to-get-in-to thing in Chicago can I take my friends to this weekend? [more inside]
What semi-private places in Chicago can two lusty kids go to mess around if they can't go home? Do motels that rent by the hour actually exist? [more inside]
I just qualified for Social Security disability payments. Now what? [more inside]
Our house in the Chicago suburbs has been on the market for a year, and isn't selling. Should we drop the price till it hurts even more, or try to rent it out and hope the housing market doesn't fall even more? [more inside]
Who are the best movers in Chicago? There's a slight difference in my question because money is no object, I want a company that will handle a few pieces of delicate furniture as if it were made of gold. The destination is about 35 minutes away from the city.
I have an upcoming first date in the Highland Park, IL area. I don't really leave the city to often, and I don't have a car, and I've actually haven't spent too much time in the North Suburbs. Can anybody help me out in suggesting 'things' to do, proper first date stuff, in the Highland Park through the Skokie Area. [Friday Night] - thanks for your help.
How can I live in Chicago two or three days a week and the rest of the week in Madison? [more inside]
Does anybody know a decent place for a night of sex in the Chicagoland area? (NSFW) [more inside]
I am considering renting out an artist's studio space and squatting in it temporarily, does anyone have any experience in this? Good idea, bad idea? [more inside]
I found out today that my job as a supervisor with a major electronics retailer is being eliminated. Help me understand unemployment in Illinois. [more inside]
Where do single male computer science/physics/engineering nerd-types hang out in Chicago? [more inside]
I am searching for low to no cost health care in Chicago. I have no health insurance and some potentially serious health problems that, at least, require careful treatment. I'd like to have it taken care of, but I have no idea how to approach even finding a doctor or hospital that will treat me without overwhelming cost or confusion. Can anyone provide me with specific information regarding finding treatment? [more inside]
Best place in Chicago to buy tasteful yet inexpensive jewelry? [more inside]
A family member needs help. Any recommendations for Chicago-area psychiatric institutions? [more inside]
[ChicagoFilter] I moved to Chicago recently, and I'm having difficulty making friends and meeting people who are around my age
(early 20s) who share similar interests -- and I am looking for suggestions on how to branch out. (mi) [more inside]
RelationshipFilter: How long after a divorce should I wait to declare my feelings to another woman? Should I say anything at all? Ever? [more inside]
So, I moved halfway across the country to be with a guy who subsequently decided I'm too irritating to be around. Help me make the best of a shitty, shitty situation. [more inside]
Looking for Depression (and other mental health) support groups in the Chicago area that meet actively and would welcome new members. I'm aware of the Depression meetup group but it seems to be more of a social group while I'm seeking something more therapeutic in nature. Are there any? Information about therapists who might be leading any such groups would also be helpful.