I'm probably going to need to leave my air conditioner in the window during the '07-'08 winter, and I have a few questions about air conditioners and winter. [more inside]
ChicagoActivismFilter: I need a book that details the history of political activism in Chicago. [more inside]
In Chicago, can I obtain a porch repair permit to fix my porch but not bring it entirely up to code? [more inside]
Going on an impromptu road trip to Des Moines. What do we do once we get there? [more inside]
How can I get in touch with television and movie fandom in Chicago? [more inside]
[ChicagoFilter] I am going to attempt to bike to work, which means biking along the lake from Andersonville to the Navy Pier area. Any tips? I haven't biked in 10 years, and don't want to be killed by racing pros. [more inside]
Chicago mefites: What interesting things are you aware of that can be delivered in Chicago? When I say "delivered" i mean foodstuffs and/or toys or even something like singing telegrams or something like that. [more inside]
I want to do the 2007 Chicago Bike the Drive on this coming memorial day weekend as I'll be in Chicago and it looks fun. After grappling with miles vs kms conversion and the thought of renting a bike I think the short route looks good - but I havent been able to work out if its a hilly road? I'm hoping for dead flat - so, is the road very flat or should I rethink my ability to complete it? [more inside]
[Chicago Filter] Moving to Chicago in June. Start work 2 days later. No time to go to Chicago before the move. What's the best way to find an apt? (Everyone on CL wants to meet me first, which isn't possible.) [more inside]
Where to find a really good Sazerac in Chicago? [more inside]
My girlfriend and I want to escape Chicago for a weekend sometime soon. The caveats: we're in college and on a tight budget, and we don't want to drive more than 2-3 hours. Help us find the perfect weekend getaway! [more inside]
Can someone recommend a good psychiatrist in the north suburbs of Chicago? Someone near my job in Libertyville with a good understanding of bipolar disorder would be ideal. I'm just not getting along with my current doctor. Email's in my profile if you'd rather respond privately. Thanks.
Calling all Chicagoans: I will be working on Fulton Market, just west of I90/94. My roommate will be attending Loyola (Lake Shore campus). We both want easy commutes. Suggestions for fun, safe areas to live in that will be convenient for both of us? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend an allergist in Chicago? I live in Andersonville; someone nearby would be nice. Also, since my insurance is evil, does anyone know how much allergy immunotherapy (shots or sublingual) runs out of pocket?
I would like to compile a list of videogames (all platforms, all ages) that are set in Chicago, or have levels or scenes set in Chicago (like Tony Hawk 3 or Rampage: World Tour). I found this list on Wikipedia, but I'm guessing there are more. What are some of the others? [more inside]
ChicagoFilter: I like beer. I like to explore local brews. What should I try out while I'm in Chicago in two weeks? [more inside]
I'm moving to Chicago with my fiancé in August. We're looking for a two bedroom that we won't regret. Oh, and we're poor as hell. Is it even possible to find a two bedroom for less than $1,000? Inside is a list of more particular criteria. [more inside]
Chicago Filter: Going to Chicago for 2 days, what MUST I see/do?
My boyfriend and I are moving to suburban Chicago with our 2 dogs and 2 cats. How best to find a home to rent that will be pet friendly? [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]
What would you do on a three-day visit in Galena, Illinois? [more inside]
Flying from Toronto to Melbourne, via Chicago and LAX. The "via" is worryingly short! [more inside]
Chicago Bike Questions: It looks like winter is finally receding and it's time for me to buy a new bike. Looking for advice on stores in Chicagoland and potential models for a relatively novice biker on a short, flat commute. [more inside]
Art. Does this suck, or is this really a good opportunity? [more inside]
In the next couple of months I am going to start flying frequently (probably weekly) between Chicago and New York and Chicago and DC. I am currently a member of US Airways Dividend Miles, but they don't have enough flexibility in flight schedules for me. I am trying to decide whether to sign with United or American (I'd like to stick to one airline whenever possible to get status, and I'll likely pick up their credit card as well). So, I'd love to hear feedback on the two programs: which treat their customers better, which have more perks (more upgrade availability), etc. Thanks in advance!
Where in Chicago can I have a largish three color jpg printed, with good results, cheaply? [more inside]
chicagofilter: renting a car - from a dealer (or: where can I find a decently priced mileage-free rental for a roadtrip) ? [more inside]
I live in chicago and got my car towed last night (on Division bet. western and california). The reason is because there is no parking on the street when snow is two inches or more (from 3am to 7am). It has not snowed since wednesday and there was no snow in the street when I parked there, nor did it snow during the evening. I paid the fee to get my car out and I have scheduled a hearing for 2/23/07. Has anyone successfully gotten their money back? Am I in the wrong? I would appreciate any advice I can get going into this hearing.
Creative type recruiters/job counselors in Chicago? [more inside]
ChicagoFilter: Car-less in Chicago, looking for an apartment [more inside]
ChicagoFilter: Why are there so many motels on Lincon, ~north of Lawrence out to the city limits? You know, the pretty old ones with (mostly) neon signs. [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]
Does anyone have experience using a GPS with traffic updates (in the Chicago area?) Looking to compare XM Navtraffic to Clearchannel's FM traffic reports. [more inside]
Please help me find a wireless phone provider in Chicago that doesnt suck. [more inside]
Chicagoans: What are your favorite podcasts? (Non-Chicagoans can answer, too). [more inside]
ChicagoFilter: What creative cheerer-upper can I have delivered to a sick sister? Who can deliver it? [more inside]
As a black man living in a predominantly white area of Chicago (Wrigleyville / Lakeview) I have a hard time finding a place to get my hair cut. So I have to make a biweekly commute to the other side of town which is wildly inconvenient. Any suggestions for establishments on the north side? [more inside]
Eight hours in Chicago... What to do if it's too cold outside? [more inside]
How strict is the "age 3 by September 1st" preschool requirement (in Chicago)? [more inside]
Does anyone know of any good web design/graphic design schools or programs in Chicago (or the midwest)? I have a background in Computer Science, but I'd like to pursue web design. [more inside]
Is it a good idea to take Amtrak from Chicago to New York City? [more inside]
Need a nice dark, intimate jazz bar in Chicago on the North side to hit on my wife. Any suggestions? [more inside]
I'm taking the sememster off (see my last question) to work out some personal issues, including ADD/LD. I really need to know which schools will let me take classes as a non-matriculating student, so I can work on my study skills, executive functioning, what have you, with a learning specialist. [more inside]
Are there any places within a few hours of flat-as-a-pancake Chicago that offer a scenic, preferably hilly hiking experience?
Next month I'll be ready to take on the gym again. What gym (in Chicago) might be best for me? [more inside]
Please recommend a plumber in Chicago. [more inside]
Has anyone ever experienced having their furniture delivered to their house/apartment on the date of purchase in the Chicago area? Where can I shop that will do this? [more inside]
I'm a Linux systems administrator / web programmer looking to relocate to the Chicago area in the next couple of months. Where do I start my job hunt? [more inside]
Please recommend a dentist in Chicago for a standard annual cleaning and general dental check-up. Prefer office location in Loop, Gold Coast, or River North. Thank you!
Where's a good place to play darts in Chicago? [more inside]