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Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia O'Hare Community Press Conference

Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia will hold an open community press conference about his plans to address the massive increase in planes, noise and pollution at O'Hare. You are invited to hear Commissioner Garcia speak directly about his plans for solutions to the "O'Hare problem".

When: Friday, March 27 Time: 1:30pm Where: Wilson Park, 4630 N. Milwaukee, Chicago Who: You!

  • Johnny Mayor of Milwaukee Ave.

    I live in Gladstone Park and the planes fly directly over my house - I could see and hear them all day long. I remember when I was a kid the planes would disrupt the TV and cause static - nobody seemed to complaint back then. I got cable now and the static don't happen anymore. I don't worry about the planes any more. Get on with your life and worry about something relevant.

  • BellaV 1st time Homeowner in Jefferson Park since 2012

    As it happens, unfortunately I can't be there after all. I have an appointment that I'd forgotten about, but I WILL be at the demonstration at WTTW next Tuesday! I hope that someone who attends Garcia's meeting will be kind enough to jot down a few notes from it and post here for those of us unable to attend.

Mar 13

Updated Mar 14

Illinois Boys State 2015 Presented by Your American Legion Post 134 in Morton Grove

Illinois Boys State is a youth citizenship development initiative of the American Legion. It is for boys who have completd their junior year in high school and have at least one semester/quarter left to complete after attending Illinois Boys State 2015 (June 13-19). American Legion Post #134 will sponsor two boys to attend for free. Illinois Boys State is held on the campus of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston. If you are interested, please contact American Legion Post 134 via...

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Illinois Boys State is a youth citizenship development initiative of the American Legion. It is for boys who have completd their junior year in high school and have at least one semester/quarter left to complete after attending Illinois Boys State 2015 (June 13-19). American Legion Post #134 will sponsor two boys to attend for free. Illinois Boys State is held on the campus of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston. If you are interested, please contact American Legion Post 134 via Jac Charlier, Americanism Chair, at jac.charlier@gmail.com.

More information about Illinois Boys State is here: http://illinoisboysstate.org/

“My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” – John F. Kennedy

Just about three decades before President Kennedy delivered that famous quote, three American Legion members from Illinois were living his vision. In June, 1935 Hayes Kennedy, Harrold L. Card and Matthew J. Murphy convened the very first Boys State at the State Fairgrounds in Springfield.

About two hundred boys from across Illinois attended the camp designed to give young men an opportunity to learn the operation of American government on the local, state, and national levels. Their learn by doing approach had the boys create a mythical “51st State” (or in 1935, actually a mythical 49th State).

This idea took off as the second session saw attendance triple, and by 1937 Illinois Boys State had 1,200 in attendance and many other states began to develop and host their own Boys State camps. Currently all states except Hawaii have Boys State programs and the American Legion Auxiliary hosts Girls State programs across the country.

While every state and every program is separate and unique, they all follow the same basic ideas founder and “Father of American Legion Boys State,” Hayes Kennedy built into the original Illinois program.

  • Dennis 28 year Jefferson Park resident

    A totally fantastic experience. I am an alumnus of Illinois Boys State 1964. Yes, we had cars in those days and electric lights. No cell phones or internet, though. My best wishes to those who are selected to attend!

Feb 24

Announcing High School Study Abroad Scholarship

AFS-USA, the world’s oldest and largest student exchange organization, is pleased to offer students in the Chicago area with an exclusive new scholarship opportunity. Any student from Chicago-area school who is accepted to any AFS program will receive an automatic scholarship of at least $1000!
All students from Chicago-area schools are encouraged to apply for these merit and need based scholarships in addition to the automatic scholarship of at least $1000.
Through AFS, you can spend as few as two...

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AFS-USA, the world’s oldest and largest student exchange organization, is pleased to offer students in the Chicago area with an exclusive new scholarship opportunity. Any student from Chicago-area school who is accepted to any AFS program will receive an automatic scholarship of at least $1000!
All students from Chicago-area schools are encouraged to apply for these merit and need based scholarships in addition to the automatic scholarship of at least $1000.
Through AFS, you can spend as few as two weeks or a full academic year abroad. And, as the largest organization of its kind in the world, there are more countries and themes to choose from than you could ever imagine.
Unlike many programs, all AFS experiences include international travel, insurance, and orientations to make sure you’re properly prepared for your adventure.
AFS programs and scholarships are available to anyone eligible for an AFS program. And, there are programs for students from age 13-18, freshman to senior!
Make sure that when you apply for college (or, in the future, for your dream job), you can state on your application that “I was an AFS’er!” As the most recognized leader in student exchange, you’ll make an important and immediate impression that may just make the difference you need. Plus, you’ll already have the background colleges and employers look for in global competency and cross-cultural communication – critical skills for working in today’s global economy!
AFS (and our more than 130 Greater Chicago-area volunteers) is proud of its tradition of providing global experiences to students and families in the area.For more information, visit our website at www.afsusa.org today or call 1-800-AFS-INFO.

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