We finally found a daycare for Kidlo, La Casita Verde in Highland Park. A little farther than I wanted to be, but it's only about a 15 minute drive in the morning since it's a reverse commute. I really got a great feeling about it when I visited--it's clean, the house and yard are beautiful and the kids look happy and well-behaved.
As it turns out, they have plenty of openings for kids age 2 1/2 and up, because parents are pulling their kids out due to state funding cuts and job losses (we've been very lucky on that score, at least so far, knock wood). They are actively recruiting kids for the open slots and have asked me to put the word out to other parents. So...the word is out!
A terrible theft has inconvenienced the residents of the Alexandria, as well as the clientele of the Parking garage therein.
Yes, that's right, someone stole the pushbuttons to the elevators on the garage level. An employee of the Alexandria (who shall not be identified as he is not authorized to speak on this subject, but rather to park cars) said "It's crazy!"