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A car accident stole Philomena Russum's mobility. The oncoming driver turned left and smacked into her car, breaking her hip. After hip replacement surgery, Russum found it difficult to walk on her own. She applied for, and received, a handicapped...
Tags: Arthritis, Aneurysm, Hip Replacement
By any plausible measure, Scott Dolezal is a healthy man. The Oak Park resident stands 6-foot-3 and weighs 210 pounds. He runs regularly, doesn't smoke, and has no history of heart trouble, elevated cholesterol, hay fever, psoriasis, musculoskeletal...
Loreen Targos continues to park her motorcycle in a free, legal parking spot in the Loop — and Chicago police continue to give her tickets. Since the Problem Solver last wrote about Targos two weeks ago, she has received an additional four parking...
Well, that didn't take long. In Sunday's column, the Problem Solver told you the story of Loop resident Loreen Targos, who had been ticketed 38 times since June 3 for parking her motorcycle in a free, legal spot downtown. Add another to the pile....
WGN NewsJon Yates To purchase a copy of the book: What's Your Problem?: Cut Through Red Tape, Challenge the System, and Get Your Money Back Signing: Tonight 6:30 p.m. Billy Goat Tavern 430 N. Michigan Avenue Chicago Jon's Tips: Resolve to fight bad...
Not long after I started this column more than seven years ago, I came to realize the folks who read it are among the best on Earth. Whenever I failed to come through for a consumer — and often even when I succeeded — there was a small...
It took almost seven months, but Tom Gorski's century-old maple tree is finally gone. All of it. You might recall Gorski, who was featured in the Nov. 4 column. In April, he paid Tom Harder of Cutting Edge Tree Service and Landscape $2,000 to remove the...
Tags: Animals, Employees, Career and Workplace
Christopher Isit has been paying child support for his twin daughters for more than a decade. For most of that time, the payments were automatically deducted from his paycheck and sent to whatever state in which his former girlfriend and daughters...
Ryan Sarti learned there was a problem with his I-Pass transponder when he received a letter from the Illinois Tollway. By then it was too late. The letter, dated Oct. 17, said Sarti had failed to pay 15 tolls since late July amounting to $22.90 and...
Tags: Skokie, Fines, Credit and Debt, Punishment
She could see the cash stuffed inside, but Maggie Kent did not count the bills after picking the envelope off the floor at Von Maur store in Lombard. The 25-year-old knew the money wasn't hers. Dutifully, she approached a Von Maur employee on that...
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