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Today's Chicago Tribune article reports the tragic news of deaths in Rogers Park due apparent carbon monoxide poising. CO2 is a silent killer and can tragically kill in a matter of minutes without the occupants knowing there is any problem. CO2 can accumulate for many reasons - including a faulty furnace, block exhaust, etc.  Tragically, for one family in Rogers Park, awareness and prevention against this common risk come too late.

Let this event teach us all the importance of appropriate detectors.  Get them and install them.  f you have them already, make sure they are functioning properly.  Change batteries routinely.  Also, be aware that some detectors have a limited lifetime and require replacement after a period of time.  Don't let a tragedy like this strike again.

 
 
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According to Curbed Chicago's readers, the Rogers Park neighborhood is in the running to be name Curbed Chicago's "Neighborhood of the Year."

 
 
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Work has finally begun on iMove's new offices in the Rogers Park neighborhood.  The company purchased the location previously occupied by Re/max North Coast and is in the process of undertaking a complete remodeling of the space.  This past week, painting began on the concrete ceiling and new concrete floors were poured.  The floors are provided by a great company called Vera Concrete.  The final product will be a high-gloss polished concrete. 

We are excited that work has finally begun and that our vision for the new space is finally being put into action.  Presently, the construction timetable calls for the company to be up and operational at the new location shortly after Thanksgiving.

iMove Chicago is proud to become part of the Rogers Par community.  Check back here to see our progress and definitely stop in after we open.

 
 
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iMove Chicago participated in the Loyola Student Housing Fair yesterday and we can say without equivocation that it was a resounding success. We had a great time talking with students about the Chicago apartment options in Andersonville, Rogers Park, Uptown, Evanston near the Loyola Lake Shore Campus and in the Golf Coast, Streeterville, Loop, Downtown, and South Loop areas near the Lake Shore Drive Campus.  The turn out at the student housing fair was great. We spoke with over 150 students and are anxious to get started on their custom housing search. If you missed the fair and still need housing services, please feel free to contact an iMove Chicago agent or visit our site at iMoveChicago.com. We look forward to hearing from you and perhaps we will have the opportunity to talk with you soon about your Chicago apartments rental search.

 
 
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I know, this is not a topic that anyone lies to discuss or think about.  But, the fact of the matter is that bed bug infestation is on the rise in Chicago and many other cities.  If you have ever encountered the nasty creatures you know what a menace they are.  Better to be prepared and knowledgeable.

Chicago has a site that offers information.  Check it out here.

Additionally, the Association of Sheridan Road Condominiums will be conducting a seminar on the topic on February 16, 2012 at 7pm at the Park Tower Condominium located at 5415 N Sheridan.  Word is that "Scout" a bed bug sniffing dog will make a special appearance.

If you live in Andersonville, Edgewater, Rogers Park or Uptown, this is a great opportunity to come out and get informed on a  very important topic.  No one relishes the thought of these parasites infiltrating Chicago apartments.  iMove is happy to keep you informed on the topics that matter.

 
 
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The CTA and i-Go have a deal for you.  Join i-Go for the discounted rate of only $15 and you will receive a $50 transit credit from the CTA.  What a deal.  If you are not familiar with i-Go this is a great time to check them out.  They have cars located throughout Chicago with plenty located in Uptown, Edgewater, Andersonville and Rogers Park. The deal is even more attractive when you consider that gas prices in Chicago are estimated to rise to $5 a gallon this summer. When you rent an i-Go car, the gas is included in the hourly rental price - usually in the $8-11 range. You save ig bucks when you consider that you also do not pay for parking, maintenance, insurance, car washes, etc.  Check out i-Go.

Also, remember, if you are an i-Go member, iMove Chicago offers a $50 credit toward any apartment that you apply for.  Simply show your i-Go card at the time of application.