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It’s The Law: Shovel Your Sidewalk By 10 P.M. Or Risk A $500 Fine

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ROGERS PARK — As the city braces for a potentially brutal weekend of winter weather, Far North Side aldermen are reminding home and business owners to keep sidewalks clear of snow and ice — or pay the $500 price.

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Rogers Park Ald. Joe Moore (49th) emailed constituents Thursday asking them to do their neighborly duty of shoveling sidewalks adjacent to their properties, in particular to help keep the residential neighborhood walkable.

“We all need to do our part,” Moore said.

Those who don’t risk a $500 fine — part of a new ordinance passed by the City Council this year to clarify earlier language in the city’s snow-shoveling ordinance.

The ordinance requires that daytime snowfall be cleared by 10 p.m. and overnight snowfall to be cleared by 10 a.m. Warnings will be issued before tickets are given.

Early last year, hundreds of Chicagoans complained via the city’s 311 system that sidewalks weren’t properly shoveled, and the city issued dozens of tickets.

Though property owners are required to shovel, the notion that they can be sued if someone slips and falls on the sidewalk afterward is false, legal experts said.

Moore said those who live in the 49th Ward and want to complain about an unshoveled sidewalk after 24 hours of a snowfall, or are unable to pay someone to shovel, can reach out to his office at 773-338-5796 or ward49@cityofchicago.org

His staff will issue a warning, ticket, or attempt to connect residents who are unable to shovel with volunteers.

Residents 60 and older can use the Snow Corps program, which connects property owners through the city’s 311 program with available volunteers.




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How to make relationships work

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HOW TO MAKE A MAN HAPPY:

1. Feed him
2. Sleep with him
3. Leave him with peace
4. Don’t check his phone (Msgs)
5. Don’t bother him with his movements

So what’s so hard about that?

Relationships and success

Relationships and success


HOW TO MAKE A WOMAN HAPPY:

It’s really not too difficult but… To make a woman happy, a man only needs to be:

1. a friend
2. a companion
3. a lover
4. a brother
5. a father
6. a master
7. a chef




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9 Ways Those Who Have Been Emotionally Abused Love Differently

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Abused Woman

Emotional Abuse


Those who have been emotionally abused understand how much it changes you.

Although the outcome of that change is different for everyone, there’s no doubt that such a traumatic experience can cause us to take a different approach to relationships:

1) We’re very gentle. We’ll keep our distance, especially in the beginning of the relationship, because we don’t want to seem overbearing. We like to give the ones we love space to breathe because we understand suffocation all too well.
2) We have guarded hearts. Our hearts have been tattered by our abusers, so they become as hard as a shield. But keep in mind that on the inside, our hearts are so soft and heavy, which is why…
3) Opening up can be an up in the air kind of thing…because once we open our hearts, we could end up letting loose a flood of emotions. It’s why…
4) We like to go slow…because we don’t want to reveal too much information that could possibly chase you away. We take it one step at a time, becoming a little more vulnerable along the way.
5) We put thought into the relationship…because we’ve been told how we’ve gotten it wrong so many different times in the past and – just this once – we want to get something right.
6) We’re secretly afraid…because we can’t believe that someone as amazing as you could love us and we’re scared that it might just be a heavenly dream.
7) We can be very affectionate. We crave the cuddling-and-kisses-on-the-forehead kind of love because it makes the fear and insecurities melt away.
8) We’ll point out the toxic people in your life. We know the signs all too well and we’ll warn you – we don’t want you to have to go through the same pain we did.
9) We’ll always be there…because at the end of the day, we wished someone could’ve been there for us.




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Scott and Julie Brusaw

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Scott and Julie Brusaw met growing up in California when they were preschoolers. They founded Solar Roadways in 2006, and are now headquartered in Sandpoint, Idaho. The idea came to Julie out of concern for the environment, and Scott used his engineering skills to turn her vision into reality.

Scott and Julie Brusaw

Scott and Julie Brusaw

Scott is a veteran Marine Corps Ammunition Technician who later earned his M.S. in Electrical Engineering and Julie has an M.A in Counseling Psychology. Scott has worked on engineering projects in various U.S. states, Canada, and Italy.

Julie was a counselor in private practice for many years. She juggled both counseling and Solar Roadways until the demands of Solar Roadways became such that her full-time attention was required. She enjoys all “people” aspects of Solar Roadways: meetings, social media, email, working with employees and talking to people at events.

Solar Roadway Module

Scott and Julie Brusaw’s roadway modules

Scott loves the technology and working with his team to make it all happen. He also enjoys speaking to audiences about Solar Roadways.

Scott and Julie have grown children and a young granddaughter. They want more than anything to leave the world a better place for all of our children.




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