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Evanston, IL areas to avoid for a female on foot with a fancy camera?

I am doing a photography project in Evanston, IL next week. How safe is it for me to be walking around with my equipment, by myself, on weekdays? Also, how's public transportation there? [more inside]
posted by Opal on Jun 28, 2014 - 11 answers

Fun stops between Chicago and Detroit

We'll be flying to Chicago, spending a day or two there, then driving to Detroit. What are some fun, interesting, or picturesque stops between the two cities?
posted by exhilaration on Jun 26, 2014 - 14 answers

Say Yes! to Michigan! (and Wisconsin, and maybe a bit of Indiana too)

What are the must see spots, best time of year, and best route on a road trip around Lake Michigan? [more inside]
posted by Bunglegirl on Apr 17, 2014 - 25 answers

Road Trip! Suggested eats and roadside attractions?

It appears as though my wife and I will be driving from Toronto, Canada to San Diego between Christmas and New Year's because that's what life presents you with sometimes. We're on a timetable so we can't stop at every cool thing, but it would be nice to find some scenic spots and local chow that isn't Denny's. Route and other details inside. [more inside]
posted by dry white toast on Dec 16, 2013 - 9 answers

"RA-1, Channel One. Special Service Air Channel."

Rockford, IL: So, I made this recording of a mysterious telephone loop in 1991... [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on Dec 1, 2013 - 6 answers

Animal/plant found ONLY in Illinois/midwest

Need a QUICK answer. I need animals or plants found ONLY in Illinois or immediately surrounding areas. Have tried Google and am really struggling with the ONLY part of that. Anyody who knows one or more, PLEASE let me know. Thank you!
posted by odragul on Oct 7, 2013 - 10 answers

Insurance problems...

My wife was rear ended twice back on August 28th (she is fine, no injuries). Our 2012 Focus suffered rear bumper damage. The driver of the other car failed to stop after my wife and another vehicle in front of her, waited to make a left-hand turn. [more inside]
posted by KevinSkomsvold on Sep 27, 2013 - 5 answers

Landlord used city lease form for suburban rental, is he bound by RLTO?

We rented a house in Skokie, and the landlord used an office-supply-store-pre-printed lease form for the city. It included a copy of the Chicago RLTO as part of the form. Understanding that YANML, does this incorporate the requirements of the RLTO into the terms of the lease? If so, he'd be required to submit receipts meet deadlines for the return of the deposit. Or is he only bound by State Law (which for a single-family home, seems to require bupkus). He only returned half of our security deposit. Is it worth fighting for the other half ($600)? If I accept and deposit the $600 he sent, am I hurting my chances of getting the rest? [more inside]
posted by Morydd on Sep 16, 2013 - 5 answers

The Illinois Death Poem: Myth or Fiction?

The Wikipedia article on Illinois claims that the official state poem is The Death Poem. This can't be for real. Right? [more inside]
posted by Iridic on Jul 1, 2013 - 9 answers

Need info on benefits for newly unemployed, disabled Chicagoan

A dear friend of mine has gone through a brain injury which has rendered him unable to work in his field for an uncertain amount of time. I'm trying to run down any benefits he might be eligible for so he can keep it together until he recovers. [more inside]
posted by sldownard on Jun 12, 2013 - 7 answers

Freelance business names in contracts?

How official does a business name have to be to be used in contracts? [more inside]
posted by Sreiny on Jun 10, 2013 - 7 answers

online sales tax, Illinois website buyer in australia

Hello, I bought something from an online store from a business in Illinois. I am in Australia, which does not require sales tax to be paid on items bought from overseas for less that $1000. When I realised the Illinois website had charged me sales tax, I pointed it out to them. They claim that: 'If you purchase something in Illinois, and that is where our "store" is you will be charged sales tax.' I don't think that is correct. Is it? Do you know of a clear authoritative document online I can send them a link to? Thank you
posted by compound eye on Mar 25, 2013 - 19 answers

St Louis Tax Preparer

I'm looking for a recommendation for someone in the St. Louis area (or Metro East) who prepares taxes. [more inside]
posted by aetg on Feb 9, 2013 - 2 answers

Midwest weekend

I want to spend this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday driving around to see/do fun, cheap things in a ~3 hour radius from Champaign, Illinois (closer is preferred). Can you help a sister out? [more inside]
posted by quiet coyote on Jan 2, 2013 - 13 answers

Want to sell my paintings - what to do?

I would like to begin to sell my paintings at local art fairs and online sites such as Etsy, $25-100.00 price range. Do I really need to set up an LLC or sole proprietorship, get a tax number and whatever else just to sell a painting or two (if I'm lucky?) Thanks. P.S. I live in Illinois.
posted by Tullyogallaghan on Nov 22, 2012 - 8 answers

Where is a better place to sit/stand at the Allstate Arena?

I have two sets of tickets for Smashing Pumpkins at Allstate Arena and now I am trying to figure out which seats are the "better" seats in terms of having a pleasant concert experience which, for me, means being able to see at least part of the stage for most of the show and hearing the songs played loud through my really nice earplugs. [more inside]
posted by sc114 on Sep 4, 2012 - 4 answers

Family Leave Act - Illinois - how much notice?

How much notice would a person have to provide their employer (large hospital but she works in a smaller satellite medical office of less than 50 employees)in order to qualify for emergency medical leave? [more inside]
posted by Tullyogallaghan on Aug 7, 2012 - 8 answers

Legally how can we force this unconventional tenant to leave?

My boyfriend's relatives just moved out of a house in Illinois which belongs to his grandmother (who lives in a different state). She wants us to move in and take care of the house. There is someone living in the guest house who we want to leave. [more inside]
posted by Eyelash on Jul 28, 2012 - 7 answers

Medicaid therapy?

I have a friend who lives in Bolingbrook, IL (Will County). She has a car. She's looking for a mental health care professional. There are complications. [more inside]
posted by zeek321 on Jul 26, 2012 - 3 answers

What fees will I face to register a title transfer a year late

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]
posted by anonymous on Jul 26, 2012 - 6 answers

Where Should We Live in North Chicago / Waukegan?

Where should we live in the North Chicago / Waukegan area? [more inside]
posted by rossination on Jun 29, 2012 - 14 answers

Creamed me in his mom's minivan!

Corvette body shops in the Chicago, IL, USA area? [more inside]
posted by InsertNiftyNameHere on Jun 27, 2012 - 13 answers

Thinking of switching electrial provider and need some tips.

I am considering changing my electricity provider and I have never done this before. What I want to know are what things should be considered before making a switch such as this. My basics reasons are cost and that Comed, the local provider has treated me like crap over the years and I am tired of their corporate doublespeak and crappy service. [more inside]
posted by lampshade on Jun 26, 2012 - 6 answers

Travel ideas U.S. midwest

[Very last minute U.S. Midwest travel filter] Going to be in Bloomington for a conference and then have a couple days planned in Chicago...what to do with the three extra days? [more inside]
posted by wallawallasweet on Jun 5, 2012 - 9 answers

Restaurants in/around Lake Villa, IL

Posting for my girlfriend: I am looking for restaurant recommendations for a date somewhere in or around Lake Villa, IL (roughly 10 miles west of Gurnee.) I am willing to drive up to 30 minutes. I am looking for good food, strongly prefer an independent restaurant to a chain and absolutely no sports bars. Unique/hole in the wall is okay, as long as the food is good and we can talk. Both people on this date are female, but I'm not holding my breath for lesbian bars/restaurants in that area.
posted by JJtheJetPlane on May 17, 2012 - 6 answers

Can a car in Illinois have "In-Transit" plates permanently affixed?

Can a car in Illinois have "In-Transit" plates permanently affixed? [more inside]
posted by JoeZydeco on Apr 25, 2012 - 3 answers

Will unpaid Illinois traffic camera fines be reported to credit bureaus?

What happens with unpaid traffic camera tickets issued by Harwood Heights, Illinois? [more inside]
posted by dvrcthewrld on Mar 8, 2012 - 12 answers

No income, no job prospects, and no possibility of unemployment benefits. Help me.

I left a good job to go back to school. Now I can't find a job, but I don't qualify for unemployment. What next? [more inside]
posted by A neighbourhood park all covered with cheese on Feb 17, 2012 - 39 answers

Boozin' and Gamblin' in an unlicensed venue.

How can I set up a party with boozin', gamblin', and charity fundraisin' in a privately owned commercial space without bringing the wrath of the state of Illinois down upon us all? [more inside]
posted by OompaLoompa on Dec 7, 2011 - 7 answers

Call 1-800-FEAR.

Mom: Cancer + unemployed + broke. Just shy of Medicare eligibility. She needs help immediately. But how? (Cook County, IL) [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on Nov 2, 2011 - 25 answers

Can I pay all my tolls online?

Rental car, no I-Pass, driving the Tollway to and from Wisconsin. Can I just pay all my tolls online to avoid paying at the plaza booths? [more inside]
posted by andrewesque on Oct 31, 2011 - 17 answers

Afforable day trips around chicago, Metra/public transit accessible

Afforable day trips outside of chicago, Metra/public transit accessible [more inside]
posted by faeuboulanger on Oct 23, 2011 - 5 answers

Applying for Illinois state jobs?

Can anyone give me a quick narrative about getting a job with the State of Illinois? [more inside]
posted by bobbyno on Jul 31, 2011 - 1 answer

How to best resolve a seemingly rigged speed trap situation?

We got caught in an insane speed trap in a small Illinois town with a seemingly inactive construction zone. We had to post bond from the car, got a mandatory court date (400 miles away from our home of Chicago), looking at $1100+ in fees. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 11, 2011 - 28 answers

I'm really asking Mefi about license plate colors?

I've seen several solid orange license plates with black or navy lettering on them in the Chicagoland area in the past couple of days. A couple have been dealer plates, but I think not all of them. The Secretary of State and similar websites won't acknowledge the existence of these plates at all, and the closest I can find on Google are plates from decades and decades ago that obviously wouldn't be street legal today. What do these mysterious orange plates signify?
posted by Rallon on Jun 25, 2011 - 7 answers

Commuting from Oak Park to Libertyville

Looking for options for commuting from the near west suburbs to the far north suburbs in Chicagoland. [more inside]
posted by who squared on Jun 10, 2011 - 8 answers

Ideas on things to do/places to stay in Chicago?

I'm a 26-year old guy travelling to Chicago in August with 2 friends. Where should we stay and what areas/neighborhoods/things should we check out to get the full Chicago experience? Details inside... [more inside]
posted by decrescendo on Jun 9, 2011 - 20 answers

Help me remember a morel hunting location?

I either need help remembering the exact location of a very productive morel hunting location in southern IL, or else some tips on other good locations in or near western KY. [more inside]
posted by gilrain on May 11, 2011 - 4 answers

Unemployment benefits for the Realtor?

What happens to my Illinois Unemployment benefits once I get my first commission as a Realtor? Am I SOL? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 11, 2011 - 6 answers

Tom Sawyer style, hits the open water...

Some friends and I want to take off on a canoe in the Fox River (in Illinois) for a day trip to see the sights when it gets warmer. Advice, warnings, etc.? [more inside]
posted by Askiba on Mar 26, 2011 - 22 answers

Where and when can my little girl ride a horse?

My five year old daughter loves horses. Are there any good stables or horse farms near Vernon Hills, Il (Lake County, northern Chicago suburbs) for her get some riding lessons? [more inside]
posted by Reverend John on Jan 25, 2011 - 11 answers

Got UFO?

Please help me figure out what this UFO in my photo is. I suspect a bird, but it was bloody cold out, and I didn't see any birds in other photos taken that same morning.
posted by MikeWarot on Jan 23, 2011 - 15 answers

Prairie grasses and thrifty lasses

What are the best thrift stores in central/southern Illinois? [more inside]
posted by quiet coyote on Jan 23, 2011 - 6 answers

Loading up the truck and move on to Bev-- er, Oxnard.

I'm considering a move from middle America to the northern Los Angeles, CA region. What do I need to know? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 15, 2011 - 28 answers

Sink or swim?

What can you tell a flatlander about living amongst landslides, sinkholes, and Karst topography? [more inside]
posted by aetg on Jan 14, 2011 - 6 answers

Help me sort through the tax issues of being an out-of-state employee.

New job is 99% awesome. The 1% of not-awesome is that I've been told (essentially) to figure out my own state tax deductions. Help. [more inside]
posted by shiu mai baby on Oct 4, 2010 - 10 answers

Hurry before it gets cold.

Help me find "adventure races" near Chicago. [more inside]
posted by cmoj on Aug 24, 2010 - 6 answers

Twain-esque Road Trip

Road trip filter: what should we see on our trip up the Mississippi between St Louis and Iowa City? (more inside) [more inside]
posted by sideofwry on Aug 17, 2010 - 9 answers

Double Hummingbird, Oh My God, It's So Intense! (But what kind were they?)

I want to learn more about wildlife/natural science in my local area. Can you recommend books? More on what I'm looking for inside. [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Aug 1, 2010 - 13 answers

Tax Evasion: Isn't that how they got Capone?

I did our taxes through TurboTax. I thought they transmitted correctly. They didn't. I just realized this. So are we going to jail for tax evasion? [more inside]
posted by macadamiaranch on Jul 22, 2010 - 14 answers

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