All jake74's Reviews
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Pace Suburban Bus (4 days, 1 hour ago)

I took paratransit again last Friday evening to my parents' place, and it worked out great. We had to drop off another passenger before me, but she wasn't going far. Read More >
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Pace Suburban Bus (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

I took paratransit on Saturday afternoon to the session of heARTwords that was held at the Center for Independent Futures office. Everything went well. I never had the driver before... Read More >
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Pace Suburban Bus (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

I took a paratransit ride home again on Friday evening, but this time to my parents' 2-flat in Evanston. The driver showed up within the time window. I hadn't had... Read More >
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Joseph Sears School (1 month ago)

I was also at this school yesterday for an event, and had a nice time. Everyone was great, and the event was fun. I didn't attend this school but my... Read More >
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Chicago History Museum (1 month ago)

I also attended this museum event a couple of days ago and had a fun time. The presenters knocked it out of the park. Everybody with whom I interacted that... Read More >
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Brothers K Coffeehouse (1 month, 1 week ago)

My tutor Barry and I came here this morning after working out. This was only my second time at this place. Barry and I went up to the counter to... Read More >
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Evanston Art Center (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

My tutor Barry and I came here a month ago to ask about Braille for the exhibits, and we were told that this would be looked into. This might seem... Read More >
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Chicago Children's Museum (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

I went to this museum last week for the event. Everyone did a great job as usual, and all staff and volunteers with whom I interacted were wonderful. It seemed... Read More >
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Wildwood IB Magnet School (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

I also came to this school yesterday, and enjoyed the event that took place. Everybody was very friendly, and this event was a lot of fun. Read More >
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City Colleges of Chicago- Harry S. Truman (2 months ago)

I was also at this college yesterday. I really enjoyed myself, and everybody with whom I interacted was great. I have not taken classes here, but I was here 2... Read More >
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Forest Preserves of Cook County (2 months, 1 week ago)

I also attended yesterday's event and had a great time. The event was presented very well, and everybody with whom I interacted was very friendly. Read More >
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Lake View High School (2 months, 1 week ago)

I also attended yesterday's event at this high school, and had a nice time. The presenters did a very fine job as always. All volunteers and staff with whom I... Read More >
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The Morton Arboretum (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

I also attended yesterday's presentation here, and was very pleased. I thoroughly enjoyed my walk with friends on the nature trail, and I got to touch some of the trees... Read More >
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River's Edge Cafe (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

I can't agree more. I was also here for lunch last week. The staff is wonderful and very helpful. I really enjoyed my soup and sandwich that day. I'd definitely... Read More >
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McGaw YMCA (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

I've come here several times since my last review, with different people. This morning I met one of the new employees there, Mary. She got me going on a treadmill... Read More >
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Wilmette/Kenilworth Chamber of Commerce (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

I was unable to attend Friday's event, but I did come here a few years ago for a presentation. Everyone with whom I interacted was wonderful, and this place is... Read More >
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Glencoe School District (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

I also attended this presentation. It was very well done, and all volunteers and staff with whom I interacted couldn't've been nicer. Read More >
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Comcast (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

This review covers only the Oakbrook, Illinois location. I recently attended an event put on by this business and some other people. The event was very nicely done, and I... Read More >
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Valli Produce - Evanston (3 months ago)

My tutor Dave and I have come to this store twice to get groceries, and each time was a success. This store is big, and the aisles are nice and... Read More >
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Evanston Township High School (3 months, 1 week ago)

I also attended this morning's event here, and had a wonderful time. As always these presenters knocked it out of the park by doing a nice job. Everybody with whom... Read More >
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Walgreens - Evanston (3 months, 1 week ago)

My tutor Barry and I came here today after working out, to pick up a prescription refill for me. I previously called and spoke with one of the pharmacists, who... Read More >
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Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (3 months, 1 week ago)

I agree with the other reviewers here. I was also in attendance that day, and the event was great. Very welcoming place too! Recommended to anybody. Read More >
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Lyric Opera (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

I attended an event here earlier this week with a group of friends. The presentation was very well done, and all staff and volunteers with whom I interacted were great... Read More >
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Starbucks - Dempster, Evanston (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

My new tutor Barry and I have come to this Starbucks during the past few weeks after working out. Each time was a success. The baristas all spoke directly to... Read More >
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Goodman Theatre (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

I also attended this presentation. The event went very well, and all theater staff and volunteers with whom I interacted couldn't've been more friendly and accommodating. I hope to see... Read More >
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Museum of Contemporary Art (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

I was also at this event on Wednesday. The staff with whom I interacted were great and talked directly to me. The event was also presented very well! Read More >
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Northfield Village Hall (3 months, 3 weeks ago)

I also attended yesterday's event and had a lot of fun. The presenters did a very nice job, and everybody with whom I interacted was wonderful. Definitely coming back here! Read More >
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Art Institute (4 months ago)

I was also at this event, and the presenters did a great job. This venue is very accessible for wheelchair users and has other good accommodations. I had not been... Read More >
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La Principal (4 months, 1 week ago)

My neighbor Patrick and I were out for a walk this morning enjoying the fresh air. He asked if I wanted to go to La Principal for lunch, and I... Read More >
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Firehouse Grill (5 months ago)

On Sunday I came here again for brunch with some of my building mates, and 2 CIF staffers. We had another great experience. Jenny, the server we had that day,... Read More >
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The Field Museum of Natural History (5 months ago)

I came here yesterday for another event. I had a great time, and everybody with whom I interacted was wonderful. This museum is very welcoming to those of us with... Read More >
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Asian Cajun Too (5 months, 1 week ago)

My tutor Dave and I walked to this new restaurant today for lunch, after doing some holiday and grocery shopping. Our server talked directly to me when taking our orders,... Read More >
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Smylie Brothers Brewing Co. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

I came here for the first time on Friday evening. A cousin of mine was in town, and some family members and I had dinner with her. The place was... Read More >
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Lucky Platter (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

My neighbor Patrick from across the hall took me here just a bit ago for lunch, and we had a nice time. Our server was very friendly and attentive. Our... Read More >
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Giordano's (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

I came here on Saturday evening to attend a friend's birthday party. The place was packed when we all arrived, but we went ahead and placed our orders after a... Read More >
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Synchrony Financial (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

I came here again today for a big event. As always the presenters did a fabulous job, and everybody with whom I interacted was wonderful. Read More >
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Arlington Heights Memorial Library (6 months ago)

I came to this library yesterday again for an event and am very pleased. As usual the presenters did a stellar job, and all with whom I interacted at this... Read More >
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Arlington Heights Memorial Library (6 months, 1 week ago)

I was also at this event on Thursday, and had a wonderful time. The presenters were really on the ball with their talk, and everybody was great. Read More >
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Search, Inc. (6 months, 2 weeks ago)

I was at one of the locations of Search, Inc. again this morning for an event. The presenters knocked it out of the park yet again, and all staff and... Read More >
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The Field Museum of Natural History (6 months, 3 weeks ago)

I came to this museum a couple days ago for an event, and had tons of fun. As always, the event was presented very well and the people were great... Read More >
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Ela Library (6 months, 4 weeks ago)

I came to this library last week for an event and really enjoyed it. The presenters did a wonderful job as usual, and everyone with whom I interacted that day... Read More >
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Lookingglass Theatre Company (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

I came here again yesterday for an event. The presenters did an excellent job as always, and everybody was very friendly and conversational. I've not seen a show here yet... Read More >
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Lincoln Elementary School - Highland Park (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

I came to this school again earlier today for an event. As always the presenters did a stellar job. Everybody with whom I interacted was great. Read More >
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ComEd (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

I attended a big event here this morning, and had a wonderful time. The presenters did a great job as always, and everybody with whom I interacted was very friendly... Read More >
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Glenside Public Library District (8 months ago)

I came to this library on Friday for an event, and had a great time. The event was very enjoyable, and everybody with whom I interacted was kind and caring... Read More >
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Search, Inc. (8 months, 1 week ago)

I came to this location again on Friday for another presentation. As always, the presenters did a wonderful job and everybody with whom I interacted was great. Read More >
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New Trier Township (10 months, 1 week ago)

I came here yesterday for a big event. All staff and volunteers with whom I interacted were wonderful, and the event was very enjoyable. I served on the New Trier... Read More >
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Starbucks - Main St, Evanston (10 months, 2 weeks ago)

I came back to this Starbucks location a couple weeks ago with my tutor Ricky. I had one of their gift cards so that's how I paid for my drink... Read More >
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Best Buy - Evanston (11 months, 1 week ago)

On Monday my tutor Ricky and I placed an order through Best Buy's website. We were originally going to go to the Howard location and just buy the item in... Read More >
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True Value Corporate Office Headquarters (11 months, 2 weeks ago)

I agree with the other reviewer here. I also attended this presentation, and was very happy with it. Everyone with whom I interacted here was great, and this place is... Read More >
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Discover Financial Services (11 months, 2 weeks ago)

I came here recently for a presentation. The presenters did a great job, and everybody with whom I interacted was very friendly. Prior to this presentation I hadn't been here,... Read More >
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Apple Store - Skokie (11 months, 2 weeks ago)

Yesterday my tutor Ricky and I came here for a Genius Bar appointment for my MacBook. We checked in with one of the store employees, and he directed us right... Read More >
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Dundee Library (12 months ago)

I definitely agree with the previous reviewer here. I was also in attendance at this event, and I had a very nice time. The event was presented very well, and... Read More >
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Hyatt Hotel, Santa Barbara (1 year ago)

I stayed at this hotel earlier this week while in Santa Barbara on vacation with friends. The ladies who checked us in at the front desk when we first got... Read More >
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United Airlines (1 year ago)

Earlier this week I took a trip out to Southern California and flew on this airline both ways. I had a great experience again. I was offered a wheelchair to... Read More >
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AT&T - Skokie (1 year ago)

I called AT&T on Tuesday evening with my father in the same room. But he let me conduct my business and helped only when needed. The purpose of this call... Read More >
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Walmart- Niles (1 year, 1 month ago)

I came here over the weekend with my tutor Dave and a downstairs neighbor friend to do some shopping. We spoke with one employee in the clothing department, whose name... Read More >
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Skokie School (1 year, 1 month ago)

I attended a big event at this school earlier today. Everybody with whom I interacted was very friendly, and the place is mostly physically accessible. Today's event went extremely well. Read More >
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Lucky Platter (1 year, 1 month ago)

My tutor Dave and I came here again on Sunday for a somewhat early dinner. This restaurant was recently renovated, which I was unaware of until Dave pointed it out... Read More >
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Evanston Public Library (1 year, 1 month ago)

My tutor Ricky and I came back to this branch library on Wednesday to pick up 2 movies which I had rented. These were "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty"... Read More >
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Evanston Public Library (1 year, 2 months ago)

My other tutor Ricky and I came to this location of the library recently to inquire about a new service called Hoopla. Both librarians with whom we spoke were very... Read More >
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Hinsdale Public Library (1 year, 2 months ago)

Yesterday I attended a big event at this library, even when not feeling the greatest. The event was pulled off very nicely, and everybody with whom I interacted was wonderful. Read More >
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Synchrony Financial (1 year, 3 months ago)

This review is long overdue. I came to this financial institution at the end of last year for an event. The event organizers and presenters did a wonderful job as... Read More >
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Brookfield Public Library (1 year, 5 months ago)

I attended an event at this library on Friday and had a nice time! The event was presented very well, and all library staff and volunteers with whom I interacted... Read More >
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Evanston Township High School (1 year, 5 months ago)

I was at this school yesterday for a big event. All faculty and staff with whom I interacted were very friendly, and the event went quite well. I did not... Read More >
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Jones College Preparatory High School (1 year, 6 months ago)

I attended a presentation yesterday at this high school. It was my first time there, and I really enjoyed myself. The presentation was excellent, and all faculty and staff with... Read More >
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Baxter Healthcare Corporation (1 year, 7 months ago)

I attended a training here on Thursday. It was presented very well, and there was lots of good interaction. Everyone with whom I spoke was wonderful. One of the employees... Read More >
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Shedd Aquarium (1 year, 7 months ago)

I came here yesterday morning for a presentation. Everybody in attendance--including staff and volunteers--was very warm and welcoming. I enjoyed the presentation, and afterwards I got to touch a real... Read More >
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Aldi (1 year, 7 months ago)

I came to this store location with my tutor Dave and a downstairs neighbor friend on Sunday evening to shop. This was my first ever experience shopping at Aldi. The... Read More >
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Lincoln Elementary School - Highland Park (1 year, 7 months ago)

I attended another presentation here yesterday. All students and staff with whom I interacted were very friendly, and the presenters did a great job as always. Read More >
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Leadership Greater Madison, Waisman Center (1 year, 8 months ago)

I was at a big event here on Tuesday. The facility is physically accessible, and all staff with whom I interacted were very friendly. The presenters did a very good... Read More >
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Red Loster- Lincolnwood (1 year, 8 months ago)

I came to this Red Lobster location yesterday for dinner with 2 neighbor friends, to celebrate one of their birthdays. I hadn't dined at this chain since 1989 or so,... Read More >
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Adler University (1 year, 8 months ago)

I attended a big event at this psychology school yesterday. The event was pulled off very nicely, and all presenters did a good job. In addition, all staff were friendly... Read More >
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Firehouse Grill (1 year, 9 months ago)

I came to this restaurant again last night with my neighbors, for our August activity. We were seated in a back party room on the first floor. I think this... Read More >
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Target - Evanston (1 year, 9 months ago)

My tutor and I took a train and then a bus out to this Target location. We had lunch and then shopped around for some stuff. We found everything we... Read More >
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Brookfield Zoo (1 year, 10 months ago)

I was recently at this zoo twice, and both were very nice experiences. The 2 events which I attended were pulled off very well, and all staff I met were... Read More >
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Steppenwolf Theatre Company (1 year, 12 months ago)

I came here again yesterday with the same sister and our parents to see a play entitled "The Herd." I had not even heard of this one prior to a... Read More >
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Village of Deerfield (2 years ago)

This morning I went to the main offices of the Village of Deerfield for an event and tour. The event was a lot of fun, and I thoroughly enjoyed the... Read More >
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Lincoln Elementary School - Highland Park (2 years, 1 month ago)

I came to this school again yesterday. As always, the presenters did a fabulous job and I think we all got a lot out of their presentation. Very friendly students... Read More >
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Walgreens - Evanston (2 years, 1 month ago)

My tutor and I walked here yesterday to pick up a birthday present for my youngest sister. When it came time to pay, my tutor had me enter my PIN... Read More >
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Joy Yee's Noodle- Evanston (2 years, 2 months ago)

I've been to this restaurant location a couple times before, and yesterday my tutor and I went again for lunch. The restaurant does have rather heavy doors and is a... Read More >
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Search, Inc. (2 years, 2 months ago)

I was at the Mount Prospect location of this agency again this morning for an event. The presenters did a great job as always, and everybody with whom I interacted... Read More >
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Peapod (2 years, 3 months ago)

I had another Peapod delivery last night. The delivery was several minutes late, but the driver was very apologetic and friendly. He put the bags of groceries right where I... Read More >
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Symphony's (2 years, 3 months ago)

I came to this restaurant again last night with some family members, for a belated birthday dinner. Our server spoke directly to me when taking my order. We ordered some... Read More >
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Subway - Chicago Ave, Evanston (2 years, 4 months ago)

I decided to walk to this Subway location again this morning, as a little birthday treat. So I did that, and the lady behind the counter spoke directly to me... Read More >
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Niles North High School (2 years, 4 months ago)

Last night I went with my CIF tutor and community builders to this high school for Pizza Wars. This was the fifth year that the event took place, but it... Read More >
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Grayslake Public Library (2 years, 5 months ago)

I was at this library on Friday morning for an event. The library is physically accessible, and everyone with whom I interacted was very friendly. The event was a huge... Read More >
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Levy Senior Center (2 years, 5 months ago)

I was here yesterday for my parents' cleaning lady's 75th birthday party. I had briefly been here a couple times before. The center is physically accessible, and all staff with... Read More >
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Warren-Newport Public Library (2 years, 6 months ago)

I attended a big event yesterday at this library. All staff and volunteers with whom I interacted were wonderful, and the event was very nice. This library is physically accessible... Read More >
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1871 (2 years, 6 months ago)

Yesterday I attended a big event here, which was a lot of fun. There were a lot of people in attendance, and the presenters and organizers did a very nice... Read More >
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Prairie Moon (2 years, 6 months ago)

Yesterday I went to Something's Cooking, the fall CIF fundraiser and had a fun time. Although I was with friends and family the whole time, the place is still great... Read More >
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Pace Suburban Bus (2 years, 7 months ago)

Yesterday I called and booked a one-way paratransit trip to my parents' house for this morning. The reservationist who took my call was Laura, and I've spoken with her before... Read More >
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Barrington Area Public Library (2 years, 7 months ago)

I attended 2 events at this library on Friday and had a lot of fun. The events were presented very well, and all staff with whom I interacted were wonderful... Read More >
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Avalon Banquet Hall (2 years, 8 months ago)

I attended an event at this banquet location yesterday. The space is physically accessible, but I did notice 2 things which I think need improvement. First off, when being taken... Read More >
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That Burger Joint (3 years ago)

Last night my life-skills tutor and I came here after cabinet shopping. The place was crowded but physically accessible. This place is actually a burger restaurant and Oberweis all in... Read More >
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Search, Inc. (3 years ago)

I came here again for an event this morning. Everyone was very nice, and the presenters did a great job. This is a big place. Read More >
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Sam's Club, Evanston (3 years ago)

I was at this Sam's Club location yesterday with friends for a presentation. Everyone in attendance and all store employees were great, and we really enjoyed the presentation. I even... Read More >
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Lincoln Elementary School (3 years ago)

I came to this school earlier today for a presentation. The presentation was fun and interactive, and everybody was super friendly. I would definitely recommend this school. Read More >
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Ron of Japan - Northbrook (3 years ago)

I came to the Northbrook location again this year for my youngest sister's birthday dinner. The food was excellent as usual, and our waitress was great. Lydia, the server, even... Read More >
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Galleria Marchetti - Chicago (3 years ago)

I came here again on Friday evening for Spark, CIF's spring fundraiser. The area in which my party and I sat was wide open, and there was plenty of room... Read More >
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Piccolo Theater (3 years, 2 months ago)

I came here this afternoon with my community builders and some other building neighbors to watch a performance of William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream." The theater has an elevator,... Read More >
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Search, Inc. (3 years, 2 months ago)

I was here this morning for another presentation. The presenters did a very good job, and everyone there is friendly. We all learned a lot. Read More >
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Pace Suburban Bus (3 years, 2 months ago)

I took paratransit again yesterday to my parents' house, because there was a pancake supper at my church. I would've taken a bus straight to my church, but I left... Read More >
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Pace Suburban Bus (3 years, 2 months ago)

Yesterday I took Pace paratransit again to my folks' house for a video shoot, and to have pizza and spend the night. I had a driver whom I hadn't had... Read More >
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Ridgeview Grill (3 years, 2 months ago)

I came here again this morning for breakfast with a sister and a friend. Our server immediately recognized my sister by name, but not me because I hadn't had that... Read More >
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Cross Rhodes (3 years, 3 months ago)

I came here again with my CIF life-skills tutor for a late lunch. We had a new waiter--or at least he was new to us. But he was very good... Read More >
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Pace Suburban Bus (3 years, 3 months ago)

On Thursday of this week I booked another one-way paratransit trip for yesterday to spend the night at my parents' house. I spoke to Danielle, whom I had for the... Read More >
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Pace Suburban Bus (3 years, 3 months ago)

On Thursday I called and booked a one-way paratransit trip. The reservationist who took my order was very friendly. I didn't catch her name even though I think she said... Read More >
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Search, Inc. (3 years, 3 months ago)

I was at this presentation also, and I found everyone to be most accommodating and friendly. The event was very well done too. Read More >
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Apple Store - Skokie (3 years, 4 months ago)

A sister and I went to this Apple store 2 days after Christmas, in search of Macs. We were greeted immediately by Mike, who showed us an iPad and some... Read More >
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Georgia Nut Company (3 years, 5 months ago)

Last week my tutor and I came here to buy some sweets for the holidays, and to sample some treats. This store is physically accessible, and everyone was nice. Read More >
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Skokie Public Library (3 years, 5 months ago)

Let's try this again. I went here today for an event. The event was presented extremely well, and everybody with whom I interacted was wonderful. Also physically accessible! Read More >
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Pace Suburban Bus (3 years, 5 months ago)

I was able to book a round trip for Tuesday evening to go to the Young Adult Program in Glencoe that I've been attending for years. There was a slight... Read More >
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Trader Joe's - Evanston (3 years, 6 months ago)

My tutor and I came to this new Trader Joe's location yesterday to shop for a couple of items that I had on my grocery list. The cashier who checked... Read More >
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Steppenwolf Theatre Company (3 years, 6 months ago)

I came back here yesterday with my mom and my sister who is visually impaired. We saw "Lord of the Flies" complete with live audio descriptions. The descriptions were read... Read More >
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Pace Suburban Bus (3 years, 7 months ago)

I have honestly been debating whether or not to write this review especially given the great experiences I've had with Pace paratransit since last year, but here it is. In... Read More >
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Maggiano's Little Italy (3 years, 7 months ago)

I attended a big event at Maggiano's on Thursday morning. The staff was great and the event went very well. I also really enjoyed my breakfast. I came here for... Read More >
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JJ's List (3 years, 7 months ago)

I came to the new JJ's list location on Dempster Street for an event and to check out their new office. Their new space is fully accessible, big, and everyone... Read More >
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North Shore Senior Center (3 years, 7 months ago)

I totally agree with the previous reviewers here. I was at the North Shore Senior Center yesterday and today for events and had a nice time. The event organizers and... Read More >
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Marco Roma Pizzeria (3 years, 8 months ago)

My parents frequently order pizza from here for pick-up, but last night was my first time dining at the restaurant. I came here with my life-skills tutor and a downstairs... Read More >
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Walgreens - Evanston (3 years, 9 months ago)

I called this Walgreens location today to check on a prescription. The man to whom I spoke was very friendly and helpful, and he told me that my internist's office... Read More >
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Fountaindale Public Library (3 years, 9 months ago)

I attended a big event at this library earlier today. The event organizers and presenters did a fabulous job, and everyone was very friendly. This library is physically accessible with... Read More >
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The Chicago Lighthouse for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired (3 years, 9 months ago)

I accompanied my mother and my sister who is visually impaired to this new location of The Chicago Lighthouse on Friday afternoon. My sister was going to receive a technology... Read More >
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St. John's Lutheran Church (3 years, 10 months ago)

I went to this church earlier today for an event. Everyone in attendance was very friendly, and the event was a lot of fun. In terms of physical access, this... Read More >
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Pace Suburban Bus (3 years, 11 months ago)

I took paratransit again this afternoon to the new CIF office, this time for heARTwords. My driver was unable to pull up right in front of my building due to... Read More >
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Little Red Hen (3 years, 11 months ago)

Last evening for the Young Adult Program we were supposed to go out to Dewey's, the restaurant that is scheduled to open where Vernon's used to be. But Dewey's apparently... Read More >
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Cheesie's Pub and Grill (3 years, 11 months ago)

My CIF tutor and I went to this Cheesie's location for lunch today. He wanted me to try it out, and I'm glad I did. My tutor read me the... Read More >
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Jelly Belly Center (3 years, 11 months ago)

I came here with my neighbors for a tour over Memorial Day Weekend. I had previously heard great things about this place from my tutor and others, and everything they... Read More >
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Full Moon Family Restaurant (3 years, 12 months ago)

I stopped off at this restaurant today for lunch with my neighbors in the building, on our way to the Jelly Belly Factory for a tour. This was my first... Read More >
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Colab Evanston (4 years ago)

I was here again earlier today for an event, but I wanted to orient myself to the space a bit more prior to the event. The 2 guys who are... Read More >
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Chase Bank - Chicago Ave., Evanston (4 years ago)

My CIF tutor and I have been coming here for awhile for my banking needs. This location is very accessible. The ATM that we use has Braille on it as... Read More >
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Donald E. Stephen Convention Center (4 years ago)

I was at this venue for an event on Friday afternoon. The staff with whom I interacted were all great, and spoke to me directly. This place is also physically... Read More >
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Great Harvest Bread Company (4 years ago)

My family and I have for several years gotten baked goods from this Great Harvest location, and I've also been there with friends. We've always been more than impressed with... Read More >
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Pace Suburban Bus (4 years, 1 month ago)

I took paratransit to the new Center for Independent Futures office on Friday for my admin assistant shift. I had a driver whom I'd not had previously, but nevertheless he... Read More >
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Wrigley Field (4 years, 1 month ago)

I have been to Wrigley Field a number of times for Cubs games. Although the Cubs playing might not always be up to par, the Friendly Confines are always a... Read More >
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Cross Rhodes (4 years, 1 month ago)

I've been to this restaurant several times, and I've also had carry-out from here. Although the restaurant is not physically accessible, the food is excellent and the staff is very... Read More >
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Virag Jewelers (4 years, 2 months ago)

My tutor and I came here this morning after my dentist appointment, to drop off my talking watch. It needed a new battery. A store employee immediately came up and... Read More >
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Northbrook Public Library (4 years, 2 months ago)

I was at this library earlier today for an event and had a great time! The staff with whom I interacted were great, and the event was very well organized... Read More >
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Lookingglass Theatre Company (4 years, 2 months ago)

I attended an event here yesterday. The event was a lot of fun, and the staff in attendance were very welcoming. Kudos to the event organizers! Read More >
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SurveyMonkey (4 years, 2 months ago)

I can't agree more. I am a screen reader user and have taken surveys before that are hosted on Survey Monkey. This tool works great with both screen readers I... Read More >
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Pace Suburban Bus (4 years, 2 months ago)

I had been thinking about just not going to the Young Adult Program in Glencoe last night due to the winter storm, but upon discussing it with a few people... Read More >
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CVS-Caremark Headquarters (4 years, 3 months ago)

I recently started ordering my medications over the phone through CVS-Caremark as one of my tutoring goals. All customer support representatives with whom I have spoken were extremely knowledgeable and... Read More >
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Colab Evanston (4 years, 3 months ago)

My CIF tutor and I were at Colab Evanston on Sunday evening for an event. The place is big, and there is lots of room to maneuver around. Everyone we... Read More >
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Hop Haus (4 years, 3 months ago)

My CIF tutor and I came here last night for dinner. When taking our orders, our server Jessica spoke directly to me. Our meals arrived quickly and were very good... Read More >
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Curt's Cafe (4 years, 4 months ago)

I came to Curt's Cafe yesterday for an event. The staff with whom I interacted were super nice, and spoke to me directly. The cookies and OJ I had were... Read More >
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Pace Suburban Bus (4 years, 4 months ago)

One of my New Year's Resolutions for 2013 is to take ADA paratransit more, and last night I took it to and from the Young Adult Program again. I rode... Read More >
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Carmen's Pizza - Evanston (4 years, 4 months ago)

I came here last night and one other time with Bill, my new friend from Best Buddies. The service and pizza were both great. Read More >
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Best Buy - Evanston (4 years, 5 months ago)

My CIF tutor and I came here yesterday because I needed a new land line phone. He and I looked at different ones until we found a perfect match. We... Read More >
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Solomon Schechter Day School (4 years, 5 months ago)

I attended an event at this school today and had a great time. Two students patiently escorted me to the room where the event was to take place. They took... Read More >
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Pace Suburban Bus (4 years, 5 months ago)

Last night I took paratransit to my parents' house to help celebrate my mother's birthday. My ride arrived a bit early as there was one other passenger already on board... Read More >
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Arby's (4 years, 5 months ago)

My tutor and I came here for lunch today. We noticed a sign outside in the drive-thru window that said assistance was available for people with disabilities. The order taker... Read More >
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Glenview Public Library (4 years, 6 months ago)

I attended an event here this afternoon. The library is very spacious, and all staff I met were great. In addition, this library does have some assistive technology as I... Read More >
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Crystal Lake Public Libraty (4 years, 6 months ago)

On Friday I went to this library for an event. All staff spoke directly to me, and were terrific. This library is also physically accessible, and they have assistive technology... Read More >
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Watts Ice Center (4 years, 6 months ago)

Last night I attended a Halloween party at the Watts Ice Center with the Young Adult Program. The room we used was large and spacious for wheelchairs and other mobility... Read More >
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Pace Suburban Bus (4 years, 7 months ago)

Last evening I took ADA paratransit again to the Young Adult Program, but to a different location. When I made my ride reservations on Monday, I told the reservationist that... Read More >
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Subway - Chicago Ave, Evanston (4 years, 7 months ago)

I went into this Subway location today on my way back from the Center for Independent Futures office. As soon as I walked through the door the owner, Moustak, saw... Read More >
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Convito Cafe & Market (4 years, 7 months ago)

I've been here a few times, and I've also ordered from here for take-out. The staff is always very friendly and attentive, and the food is great. Read More >
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Ryan Field- Evanston (4 years, 7 months ago)

I wasn't in town for Saturday's game, but I've been here before. The people are always so nice, and the place has very good access. Read More >
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Pace Suburban Bus (4 years, 8 months ago)

I took paratransit again last night to the Young Adult Program, but this time I also took it back to my apartment. The driver who picked me up at my... Read More >
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Pace Suburban Bus (4 years, 8 months ago)

Last night I took ADA Paratransit up to the Young Adult Program in Glencoe. My tutor was not with me this time, though. He just followed us there in his... Read More >
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Steppenwolf Theatre Company (4 years, 8 months ago)

On Thursday evening of last week, I took the train with a group of friends down to Steppenwolf to see a play. I once again got a Braille playbill. This... Read More >
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Navy Pier (4 years, 9 months ago)

I've been here a few times and have really enjoyed it. I've done the architecture tour twice now, and I've also been on the carousel. This is also home to... Read More >
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Rio West Cantina (4 years, 9 months ago)

I went to this restaurant today to help celebrate a sister's birthday. We were about the only people in the restaurant, aside from the staff working the afternoon shift. Our... Read More >
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J.P. McCarthy's Pizza and Grill (4 years, 9 months ago)

This evening my tutor and I took the purple line to J.P. McCarthy's to meet a group of friends for dinner. I had previously had pizza delivered from here and... Read More >
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Bristol Renaissance Faire (4 years, 9 months ago)

I agree. I've been to the Bristol Renaissance Fair a few times and had a lot of fun. This place is indeed wheelchair accessible, and the staff are very accommodating... Read More >
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Evanston Grill (4 years, 9 months ago)

I like to go here for the food. I first heard about this place from my former roommate, who said they had a really good breakfast special. The first time... Read More >
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Dave's Italian Kitchen (4 years, 9 months ago)

I agree with the other reviewers here. I've been to this restaurant with friends and family, and like it a lot. Food and service are both above average, and the... Read More >
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Shaver Shop of Evanston (4 years, 9 months ago)

My mom and I came here several years ago to ask about a problem with a previous shaver I had. The guy who helped us was very friendly, and he... Read More >
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Google Chicago (4 years, 9 months ago)

I went to the Chicago branch of Google on Friday with a group of friends. All the staff we met were super friendly and we took a tour. We also... Read More >
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Cafe Benelux (4 years, 10 months ago)

On Saturday most of my family and I drove up to Milwaukee to hang out with my sister, her husband and my nephew at their house. Early that evening we... Read More >
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Weinstein Funeral Home (4 years, 10 months ago)

A neighbor friend and I were at this funeral home last night for a friend's wake. I'm just giving this place a thumbs-up for accessibility, and not for the reason... Read More >
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Pace Suburban Bus (4 years, 10 months ago)

I recently re-registered for paratransit service after not using it for several years, and last night was my first round trip. I went with my CIF tutor to the Tuesday... Read More >
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Five Guys Burgers and Fries (4 years, 10 months ago)

My CIF tutor and I went here for lunch today. I had previously heard great things about this fast-food chain from my brother, so I wanted to try it out... Read More >
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AT&T Store, Evanston (4 years, 10 months ago)

My CIF tutor and I walked to this AT&T store today to get assistance with a problem I was having with my cell phone. Immediately upon entering the store, a... Read More >
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Bbq Patio (4 years, 11 months ago)

I had lunch at this fast-food restaurant today with a group of friends. My sandwich and fries were very good. We took advantage of the outdoor seating and had fun. Read More >
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Art Institute (4 years, 11 months ago)

I've been here a couple of times. The docents who work at the Art Institute really know their stuff, and I like art so this is a fun place for... Read More >
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Steppenwolf Theatre Company (4 years, 11 months ago)

On May 27 of this year my sister who is visually-impaired and I went with our parents to Steppenwolf for a touch tour followed by a play complete with audio... Read More >
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Siam Paragon Asian Bistro- Evanston (4 years, 11 months ago)

My life-skills tutor and I came here for lunch today. I wasn't too keen on my soup, but my appetizer and entree were delicious. Our server spoke directly to me... Read More >
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Michael's Restaurant (5 years ago)

My CIF tutor and I came here for dinner last night to meet some friends. We came at a really bad time, as the restaurant was packed with people including--as... Read More >
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Welsh Ryan Arena (5 years ago)

I've been here a couple times to watch games. The arena is very accessible and the staff are great. Read More >
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Shedd Aquarium (5 years ago)

I've been to the Shedd Aquarium a few times and have always had lots of fun. One of my favorite parts there is watching the whales and dolphins. Read More >
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Adler Planetarium and Museum (5 years ago)

I've been to this museum a few times. It is a cool place with lots of great help available whenever you need it. Read More >
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Dixie Kitchen- Evanston (5 years ago)

I've been to this restaurant a couple times and each time I was very impressed. It's a bit tight but I had no trouble getting around. Each time the wait... Read More >
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Metra (5 years ago)

My CIF tutor and I took the Metra to the Young Adult Program in Glencoe last night, and then took it back to my apartment. The train ride to the... Read More >
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Hilton Hotel- Lisle (5 years ago)

I came here this morning for part of the ARC convention. Everybody with whom I spoke was wonderful, and the hotel seems to be very accessible for wheelchair users. Read More >
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Butterfield's Pancake House & Restaurant- Naperville (5 years ago)

I agree with both reviewers here. I ate here this morning and was quite satisfied. The server spoke directly to me and she was great. My pancakes were yummy. I'd... Read More >
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McDonalds- Winnetka (5 years ago)

I came here and had carry-out from this McDonalds when I lived with my parents. Our orders got screwed up some of the time, but the food was always great... Read More >
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Evanston Subaru in Skokie (5 years, 1 month ago)

I've never been here, but yesterday my youngest sister and our father picked me up in the Subaru Outback that he had just purchased from this dealership. The ride was... Read More >
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Lupitas resturaunt (5 years, 2 months ago)

My CIF tutor and I have been here a few times to eat. The food is very good, and each time we were here our servers spoke directly to me... Read More >
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Highland Park Public Library (5 years, 2 months ago)

I attended a function this morning at this library. The staff could not have been more welcoming. They include a former teacher of mine, so it was good to see... Read More >
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Chili's Bar and Grill - Evanston (5 years, 2 months ago)

My CIF tutor and I came here last night with a group of friends for dinner. Our server did a terrific job, despite being bombarded with requests. These requests included... Read More >
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Glenview State Bank - Main (5 years, 3 months ago)

I was here this morning for an event. All bank staff with whom I interacted were wonderful, and this branch location is physically accessible. Read More >
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Walker Brothers Pancake House (5 years, 3 months ago)

My CIF tutor and I went to this Walker Brothers location yesterday with a friend. We had to wait in line for a table, but it wasn't too bad. Our... Read More >
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Subway Glencoe (5 years, 4 months ago)

My CIF life-skills tutor and I got carry-out from this Subway location on Tuesday night. The order taker spoke directly to me and told me the choices for bread. I... Read More >
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Panera Bread - Evanston (5 years, 4 months ago)

I was at this Panera location for lunch today with a group of friends. One of the friends guided me to a table and then took my order. She went... Read More >
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Bar Louie Tavern & Grill (5 years, 5 months ago)

I attended a holiday event today at Bar Louie and had a very nice time. Our server spoke directly to me when taking my drink order, and brought me exactly... Read More >
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Andy's Frozen Custard - Evanston (5 years, 5 months ago)

My CIF tutor and I walked to Andy's Frozen Custard once, and it was my first time there. The guy taking our orders spoke directly to me, and my ice... Read More >
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Trattoria D.O.C. (5 years, 5 months ago)

This is my second review of this place. My family and I decided to treat our mother to dinner for her birthday today, and the restaurant she picked was Trattoria... Read More >
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Noodles & Company - Evanston (5 years, 6 months ago)

I've been to this as well as another Noodles & Co. location, and each time I was very happy. The order takers always spoke directly to me, and the food... Read More >
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Vernon's on Vernon (5 years, 6 months ago)

My CIF tutor and I got carry-out dinner for me at this restaurant last night. The order taker spoke directly to me, and the food was ready pretty much right... Read More >
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Deerfield Public Library (5 years, 6 months ago)

I attended an event at this library a few weeks ago. All staff with whom I spoke were wonderful, and the place is physically accessible. Read More >
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Starbucks - Evanston (5 years, 6 months ago)

I've been here a number of times with others and I'm always impressed. The people who work at this Starbucks are very friendly, and the baristas have always spoken directly... Read More >
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Little Red Hen (5 years, 6 months ago)

My CIF tutor and I picked up dinner here last night, and ate it at a social group I've been attending for years. Our order taker at the restaurant spoke... Read More >
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CiCi's Pizza of Niles (5 years, 7 months ago)

My CIF life-skills tutor and I went to this CiCi's location last night to hang out with friends for dinner, and we had a great time. The restaurant is physically... Read More >
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Edzo's Burger Shop (5 years, 7 months ago)

I agree with the previous reviewer. I was also at this restaurant yesterday and had a good time! The owner does indeed get disability awareness, and my burger and fries... Read More >
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Glencoe Youth Center (5 years, 7 months ago)

I've been going to the Young Adult Program for several years, and we meet at the Glencoe Youth Center when we're not on an outing. This is a drop-in center... Read More >
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Corner Bakery - Northbrook (5 years, 7 months ago)

Last night my CIF tutor and I met a group of friends at Northbrook Court for dinner and to hang out. My tutor and I ended up eating at this... Read More >
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Hub's Restaurant (5 years, 8 months ago)

On Friday of last week my CIF tutor and I went to Hub's Restaurant for lunch. The order taker spoke directly to me. Then my tutor and I walked to... Read More >
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Uber Burger (5 years, 10 months ago)

My life-skills tutor and I came here last night to order carry-out for dinner with several buddies of mine. The guy taking our orders spoke directly to me and was... Read More >
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Chicago Cruise Line (5 years, 10 months ago)

I agree with the other reviewer here. We went with a group from CIF for the architecture tour. Our tour guide was very friendly and she did a great job... Read More >
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Buca Di Bepo (5 years, 10 months ago)

I went to this Buca de Bepo location this afternoon for lunch with a group from Center for Independent Futures. We had previously been on a boat tour of the... Read More >
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Irvings For Red Hot Lovers (5 years, 10 months ago)

My CIF tutor Dave and I had an early lunch here about a week ago. He had never been to this restaurant, and I hadn't been here since fifth grade... Read More >
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Bat 17 (5 years, 11 months ago)

My CIF tutor Dave and I walked to Bat 17 in downtown Evanston earlier today for lunch, and the experience was very positive. Our server, Bob, talked directly to me... Read More >
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Whole Foods Market Palatine (5 years, 11 months ago)

I was at this Whole Foods Market location this morning and had a great time. The employees I met and with whom I interacted were wonderful, and this location is... Read More >
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Blind Faith Cafe (5 years, 11 months ago)

I've had take-out from here a couple times, and I've also eaten at the bakery section. The food at the Blind Faith Cafe is very good. Although I'm not a... Read More >
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Ridgeview Grill (5 years, 12 months ago)

I had breakfast this morning at the Ridgeview Grill with a sister and 2 friends. Dean the owner recognized me by name immediately upon our arrival, and they got us... Read More >
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Ridgeview Grill (6 years ago)

I've been to this restaurant a number of times before the renovation, and twice after. The second time was last week. I agree with the previous reviewers. The party room... Read More >
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the Guild for the Blind Consumer Product Center (6 years ago)

I was recently in need of a new cane, because the one I had suddenly broke at the end of last week. So my fill-in tutor and I took the... Read More >
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Le Peep Restaurant (6 years ago)

I've not been here for a long time but I do like this place. I had carry-out from here once when I lived with a roommate and really liked it... Read More >
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Campagnola (6 years ago)

I had dinner here with my family not too long ago in honor of a sister's graduation from nursing school. Our experience was very pleasant. The food was great, and... Read More >
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Galleria Marchetti (6 years, 1 month ago)

On Friday I attended a fundraiser for Center for Independent Futures that was held at Galleria Marchetti. This place seems to be physically accessible and very big. We had a... Read More >
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Ron of Japan (6 years, 1 month ago)

I went to Ron of Japan on Saturday evening with my family to help celebrate a sister's birthday. I've been here several times before and it has always been a... Read More >
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Steak 'n Shake Evanston (6 years, 1 month ago)

My neighbor friend Matt and I had lunch today at this Steak 'n Shake location after doing some shopping. He was filling in again for my tutor. We were warmly... Read More >
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Coldstone Creamery - Evanston (6 years, 1 month ago)

I have been here a few times and each time was great. They talked directly to me and the ice cream is very good. Read More >
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Caribou Coffee (6 years, 1 month ago)

I went to this Caribou Coffee location yesterday for an afternoon refreshing drink. Well, that is exactly what I got. There were 2 people working behind the counter when I... Read More >
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Celtic Knot (6 years, 2 months ago)

I had lunch this afternoon at the Celtic Knot with my neighbor friend Matt, who was tutoring me this week. A very nice lady--who I think might be the owner--held... Read More >
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Trattoria D.O.C. (6 years, 2 months ago)

I went to this restaurant for dinner a few years ago with my CIF tutor. The food was very good and our server spoke directly to me. This place is... Read More >
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Lou Malnati's Pizzeria - Evanston (6 years, 2 months ago)

I went to this Lou Malnati's location last week to help celebrate a friend's birthday. The restaurant is physically accessible, and our server was nice. The pizza here is in... Read More >
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Chili's Bar and Grill - Evanston (6 years, 2 months ago)

I went to this Chili's location with two friends from Center for Independent Futures a few years ago after buying some stuff. Our waitress talked directly to me. Our food... Read More >
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Sarpino's Pizzeria (6 years, 2 months ago)

I was at a lunch party today in my apartment building. The food was from Sarpino's and it was great. I can't say anything else about this place because I... Read More >
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Wilmette Public Library (6 years, 2 months ago)

I've been to the Wilmette Public Library a few times and I've always found the people who work there to be wonderful. I was at an event there today, and... Read More >
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Symphony's (6 years, 2 months ago)

I've been to Symphony's for both dinner and breakfast. The food is great and the service is very disability-aware. The restaurant is very accessible for people who use wheelchairs too! Read More >
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The Grand Foods Center - Winnetka (6 years, 2 months ago)

I was here again a couple days ago, and the two managers I spoke with were again very friendly and helpful. Read More >
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Little Ricky's Rib Joint (6 years, 2 months ago)

I was here again yesterday and spoke with Mark, the owner. He couldn't've been more welcoming. He even showed me a Braille menu, which I very much appreciated. This Braille... Read More >
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Jerry's of Corner Cooks (6 years, 2 months ago)

I went to Jerry's of Corner Cooks yesterday afternoon and spoke with Ed, the manager. He could not have been more welcoming. He shook my hand and we had a... Read More >
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McCormick and Schmick's (6 years, 3 months ago)

I went to McCormick & Schmick's yesterday for lunch. The service was great. The waitress talked directly to me, and got me the drink I had requested. The food had... Read More >
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Starbucks - Wilmette (6 years, 3 months ago)

I was at this Starbucks location yesterday and the service was excellent. The barista taking my order looked directly at me and talked directly to me. I ordered a peppermint... Read More >
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Forrest's Duxler (6 years, 3 months ago)

I went to this Duxler location this afternoon. Glenn, the owner, is very friendly and so are his employees. They even employ someone with a disability, which is great. I... Read More >
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Ravinia (6 years, 3 months ago)

Can't agree more. I've been to Ravinia and love it. The performances are always very well done, and the employees are friendly. Read More >
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Bennisons Bakery (6 years, 3 months ago)

I've been to this Bennison's location before, and also to the Wilmette one when it was still around. This is an excellent bakery and the employees are very helpful. I've... Read More >
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Gino's East (6 years, 3 months ago)

I had lunch at Gino's East today with a coworker. There was a revolving door, which I had no problem with but people in wheelchairs might not be able to... Read More >
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Wildfire Restaurant (6 years, 3 months ago)

I used a Braille menu at this Wildfire location, and it was great. It's nice that Wildfire is now rolling out Braille menus. Read More >
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Walker Brothers Pancake House (6 years, 3 months ago)

I've eaten at this and other Walker Brothers locations. The food is great and the customer service is very disability-aware. One of my favorite things there is the chocolate-chip pancake... Read More >
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Six Flags Great America (6 years, 3 months ago)

I've been here a few times and each time I had a lot of fun. The employees are very friendly and welcoming towards people with disabilities. Although I am not... Read More >
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Little Ricky's Rib Joint (6 years, 3 months ago)

Can't agree more! We had a great time at Little Ricky's! Marie was great. She even commented on my picture, and she said I did a nice job. I can't... Read More >
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Grand Foods (6 years, 3 months ago)

My Bridge-Builder partner Sharon and I just went to Grand Foods this afternoon to talk with a manager. We spoke with Rick, and he was very friendly. We told him... Read More >
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Livingeazy, Inc. (6 years, 4 months ago)

I don't use this product. However, I am reviewing the website for accessibility. I found this business on www.jjslist.com , a website where people review the disability awareness of businesses... Read More >
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Wiener and Still Champion (6 years, 4 months ago)

My CIF life-skills tutor and I walked to the Wiener and Still Champion a few nights ago for dinner. The place does seem to be wheelchair-accessible, but the entry way... Read More >
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JJ's List (6 years, 5 months ago)

The business description says it all. This is a website where people with and without disabilities can post their reviews of various businesses and services for disability awareness. The website... Read More >
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North Suburban YMCA (6 years, 5 months ago)

I also attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony at the NSymca. I got to ride the new elevator and it was a very enjoyable experience. There is Braille on this elevator, in... Read More >
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Gullivers Restaurant (6 years, 6 months ago)

I had dinner last night at Gullivers with my CIF life-skills tutor. Our waiter, Ron, spoke directly to me when taking my order. He was very friendly and attentive. My... Read More >
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Periyali Greek Taverna (6 years, 6 months ago)

I agree with Ymom. I had dinner at Periyali several years ago with a group from NSSRA, and the experience was very enjoyable. The food was excellent and our waiter... Read More >
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Panera, Winnetka (6 years, 6 months ago)

I went to this Panera location yesterday along with my Bridge Builder teammate Sharon. Our experience was very positive. Aristotle, the manager with whom we spoke, was very friendly and... Read More >
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Larry's Barber Shop (6 years, 6 months ago)

My father and I have recently started going to this new barbershop to get haircuts. The owner, Larry, is very warm and kind, and so are the other employees that... Read More >
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Willowbrook Wildlife Center (6 years, 7 months ago)

This afternoon I went with some neighbors to the Willowbrook Wildlife Center, because another neighbor had previously recommended it. When we first got there, we sat down at a picnic... Read More >
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Pinstripes (6 years, 7 months ago)

I attended the JJ's List Bridge-Builder Benefit on Friday with friends and co-workers. Prior to that I attended our rehearsal there. Pinstripes is very accessible, and the employees are very... Read More >
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Brothers K Coffee House (6 years, 8 months ago)

A group of us from JJ's List were just at Brothers K Coffee House for some refreshments after doing some work for our upcoming fundraiser. When it was my turn... Read More >
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Hackney's Restaurant (6 years, 9 months ago)

I agree with the other reviewers here. I was at this downtown location once, and I've been to two other locations. They have great customer service, and the food is... Read More >
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Dairy Queen (6 years, 9 months ago)

I have been to this and a few other Dairy Queen locations. The customer service for people with and without disabilities is always quite good. If you're looking for a... Read More >
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Burger King (6 years, 9 months ago)

I agree with Bill. I've been to this and other Burger King locations and have always been impressed with the food. The staff taking my order always talked directly to... Read More >
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Ruby Tuesday's (6 years, 9 months ago)

I went with a few other family members on Saturday evening to Ruby Tuesday's in Litchfield, within walking distance of the hotel we stayed at after a family reunion. Immediately... Read More >
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The Hadley School for the Blind (6 years, 10 months ago)

The Hadley School for the Blind has a fully-accessible website. This site was optimized for use by screen readers as well as screen magnification software. There is absolutely no flash... Read More >
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Amtrak (6 years, 10 months ago)

The Amtrak website is very accessible with the System Access screen reader. Some parts of the website are accessed by buttons, but all of them are clearly labeled and the... Read More >
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Aspire Coffee Works (6 years, 10 months ago)

I just went to the website for Aspire Coffee Works to test for accessibility. It is very accessible for the most part. There is a piece featuring Aspire Coffee Works... Read More >
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Barnes and Noble (6 years, 10 months ago)

The Barnes and Noble website is mostly text-based and is very accessible with the System Access screen reader. I assume it works well with other screen readers too. There is... Read More >
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Best Buy (6 years, 10 months ago)

Best Buy's website is mostly accessible with the System Access screen reader. However, part of the website requires flash which is not always accessible with screen readers. But everything else... Read More >
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Anixter Center (6 years, 10 months ago)

I'm reviewing Annixter Center's website for accessibility. Their site is very accessible with the System Access screen reader, and I'm assuming other screen readers work well too on this site... Read More >
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303 Taxi (6 years, 10 months ago)

I'm reviewing 303 Taxi's website for accessibility. Their site is for the most part not accessible with any screen readers that I've used. The website uses flash in several places,... Read More >
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Jewel-Osco - Arlington Heights (6 years, 10 months ago)

I am reviewing the Jewel/Osco website for accessibility. This website is very accessible with the System Access screen reader. I tried to locate stores within my area, and for the... Read More >
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Potbelly Sandwich Works (6 years, 10 months ago)

I'm reviewing the Potbelly website for accessibility. This site uses flash, which doesn't work all the time with screen readers. However, I was able to read the Potbelly story and... Read More >
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Peapod (6 years, 10 months ago)

I'm reviewing the Peapod website for accessibility. I'd say for the most part, this website is very accessible with the System Access screen reader. However, there are a few unlabeled... Read More >
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Pace Suburban Bus (6 years, 10 months ago)

I am reviewing the Pace Suburban Bus website for accessibility. I am using the System Access screen reader to navigate the site, and it works flawlessly. All the links are... Read More >
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Chicago Botanic Garden (6 years, 10 months ago)

I've been to the Chicago Botanic Garden(s): a few times and have always really enjoyed it. The second time I was there, they had Braille overlays in the Sensory Garden... Read More >
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CRIS (Chicagoland Radio Information Service (6 years, 10 months ago)

The Chicagoland Radio Information Service--or CRIS--is a service for people with visual impairments that will read aloud local newspapers, and they also read other interesting tidbits. This service is accessed... Read More >
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Baskin-Robbins (6 years, 10 months ago)

I've not been to this location but I have been to other Baskin Robbins stores. I like this chain because of the wide variety of ice-cream flavors and the friendly... Read More >
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Amtrak (6 years, 10 months ago)

Several years ago my brother and I rode Amtrak from Chicago to Alton, Illinois to visit relatives. The service on the train was quite good. Although he and I didn't... Read More >
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Buffalo Wild Wings (6 years, 11 months ago)

Yesterday a friend and I went to Buffalo Wild Wings for lunch after spending some time at the Shedd Aquarium. This was my first visit to Buffalo Wild Wings. The... Read More >
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United Airlines (6 years, 11 months ago)

Several years ago my parents booked me a flight on this airline to go see my uncle in Seattle. This uncle is my mom's brother. My parents and I got... Read More >
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Metra (7 years ago)

Several years ago I took the Metra into downtown Chicago to attend an office skills program at the Chicago Lighthouse. The service on the train was great. My mom or... Read More >
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AT&T (7 years ago)

About a year or so ago I was having trouble with my apartment phone, so I called AT&T customer service. I didn't actually speak to a human being, but the... Read More >
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Professor Strond's Biology 101 Class (7 years ago)

I am writing a separate review of the biology101 class I took this semester at Oakton Community College. My instructor, Professor Strond, has been extremely accommodating. On the first lab... Read More >
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Oakton Community College (7 years ago)

This review covers both the Des Plaines campus and the Ray Hartstein campus located at 7701 N. Lincoln Ave. in Skokie. I've taken several classes at Oakton Community College and... Read More >
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PACE (7 years, 1 month ago)

I also rode Pace's ADA paratransit system for awhile. I did not find them very accommodating at all, although there were those rare occasions when things did work out in... Read More >
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PACE (7 years, 1 month ago)

I used the regular Pace bus system too for a short time, back when I attended Barat College in Lake Forest which is no longer in existence. I found them... Read More >
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New Trier Township High School (7 years, 1 month ago)

I am a 1994 graduate of New Trier's Winnetka campus. I agree with the other reviewer: it's good to see inclusion of people with disabilities in all performances. I had... Read More >
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Jamba Juice (7 years, 2 months ago)

Yesterday I accompanied JJ and two other JJ's List coworkers downtown to a meeting at Equip for Equality, the protection and advocacy agency in Illinois. We got there early so... Read More >
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Papa John's Pizza - Evanston (7 years, 4 months ago)

I attended Winter Wonderland, a CIF holiday event a few weeks before Christmas. A pizza order was placed with Papa John's, not by me but by someone else at the... Read More >
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Barnaby's of Northbrook (7 years, 4 months ago)

I agree with the other reviewer here. This place has great pizza, and the service is very good. Read More >
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Zoo Lights, Lincoln Park Zoo (7 years, 4 months ago)

I went to Zoo Lights last Wednesday with some neighbors. One of my next-door neighbors' sons works at Lincoln Park Zoo as a security guard, and he takes us each... Read More >
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AlliHOOPS (7 years, 5 months ago)

AlliHOOPS was represented at a fundraiser which I attended today, and I got to meet the owner and her mother. I was given one of their hula hoops and shown... Read More >
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Prairie Moon (7 years, 6 months ago)

I completely agree with the other reviewer here. I was also in attendance at Sunday's event, called Something's Cooking and held every year now for a few years by Center... Read More >
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Gigio's Pizzeria (7 years, 6 months ago)

This pizza place is quite good if you like all the grease. I used to walk there all the time when I worked at an office that was just a... Read More >
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Carmen's Pizza (7 years, 6 months ago)

I agree with the other reviewer here. Carmen's is a very good pizza place. Other than the step, the restaurant is pretty accessible. I've never been in the restroom though. Read More >
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Domino's Pizza (7 years, 6 months ago)

I've called this Domino's location to order pizza a couple times when I still lived with my parents. I was put on hold both times, but not for very long... Read More >
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West Suburban Access News Association WSANA (7 years, 7 months ago)

The WSANA website is chock-full of great information for people with disabilities. There's information that I personally was unaware of until visiting the site, such as the requirement that each... Read More >
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Center Fitness Club, Wilmette Park District (7 years, 7 months ago)

The Wilmette Park District's Center Fitness Club is a great work-out place. I used to work out there. I had a couple personal trainers, and each was absolutely wonderful. They... Read More >
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303 Taxi (7 years, 8 months ago)

I have used this cab company in the past to get various places, and for the most part I was very pleased. Sometimes, however, I had drivers who didn't speak... Read More >
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Corner Bakery (7 years, 8 months ago)

I've been to the Edens Plaza Wilmette location of the Corner Bakery several times, Not only is the food great, but the service is very pleasant too. On a few... Read More >
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Best Buy (7 years, 10 months ago)

My father and I went to Best Buy to look at desktop PC's for me. We found one that we thought would accommodate my speech synthesizer card, but we weren't... Read More >
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Firehouse Grill (7 years, 11 months ago)

The Firehouse Grill is a popular restaurant which serves all kinds of very good food. I did a three-week internship there through Center for Independent Futures, and the owners/managers and... Read More >
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Inclusion Solutions, LLC (8 years ago)

I've never been to Inclusion Solutions, but I am a firm believer in what they do. I have known the founder, Pat, for several years and he is truly committed... Read More >
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Welcome Change Productions (8 years ago)

I had the distinct pleasure of seeing--or actually hearing--Body & Soul: Diana & Kathy, on Saturday at the Evanston Public Library with a group of friends. The documentary was powerful... Read More >
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McGaw YMCA (8 years, 1 month ago)

I've been to this particular YMCA several times with Dave, my life-skills tutor at Center for Independent Futures, to work out on the exercise equipment. We've also gone swimming there... Read More >
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St. Augustine's Episcopal Church (8 years, 1 month ago)

St. Augustine's is the church that my family and I have belonged to since 1985, when we first moved to Illinois. St. A's has had a number of different full-time... Read More >
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Homer's Homemade Gourmet Ice Cream (8 years, 1 month ago)

I've been to Homer's several times, both with friends and family. The other reviewer said it all. The staff is very helpful and helped me out when I was there... Read More >
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Mrs. D's Wilmette Diner (8 years, 1 month ago)

I could not agree more. I've been to Mrs. D's both when it was under previous ownership and during the current ownership. Each time I was treated with the utmost... Read More >
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Peapod (8 years, 2 months ago)

Peapod is an online grocery service that is accessed by going to http://www.peapod.com . There is a toll-free customer service hotline at 1-800-5PEAPOD, which translates to 1-800-573-2763. Users of the... Read More >
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Jewel - Osco (8 years, 2 months ago)

I have been a regular Jewel customer for awhile. I've shopped with assistance from personal shoppers at the store located on Chicago Avenue here in Evanston. I've had mixed results... Read More >
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The Lucky Platter (8 years, 2 months ago)

I've been to The Lucky Platter several times, and each time I was very impressed. Not only is the food great, but the service is great too. All servers I've... Read More >
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The Hadley School for the Blind (8 years, 2 months ago)

I have been a Hadley student for several years, and the personal touch by each instructor has been great. I've also been on a couple tours at the school. They... Read More >
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H&L Livery (8 years, 2 months ago)

I recently found out about a driver who is very reliable and friendly. I used his service a few times so far, and each trip was a success. For example,... Read More >
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Center for Independent Futures (8 years, 2 months ago)

CIF is a nonprofit organization which creates living options for people with disabilities. There are two main reasons why I love CIF. It is nonprofit and therefore not reliant on... Read More >
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Subway (8 years, 2 months ago)

This Subway shop just moved from another location, and is very accommodating to people with disabilities. On a recent visit, I was treated with courtesy and respect by the two... Read More >