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Will be interested in how this site compares to Nextdoor Edgebrook. I am hopeful this site remains respectful to all with useful info.

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Beautification

Thanks to Edgebrook neighbor Gina Metelica for taking on planting and watering a few flowers / plantings on the Lehigh side of the underpass at Hiawatha - which is also the focus of the wonderful "Neighborhood Connection Project":

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Chicago Police Torture

From 1972 until 1993 Jon Burge tortured over 200 African American and Latino men to confess to crimes in which many never committed. Burge tortures were able to successful continue despite his removal from the Chicago Police Department in 1993.

Burge nor any detective working under his command that tortured criminal suspects were ever charged with torture, mainly as pointed out by the Cook County Special Prosecutor in 2006, Burge and other detectives should have been charged, however he nor...

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From 1972 until 1993 Jon Burge tortured over 200 African American and Latino men to confess to crimes in which many never committed. Burge tortures were able to successful continue despite his removal from the Chicago Police Department in 1993.

Burge nor any detective working under his command that tortured criminal suspects were ever charged with torture, mainly as pointed out by the Cook County Special Prosecutor in 2006, Burge and other detectives should have been charged, however he nor any detective that worked under his command could be charged as the statute of limitations expired.

In 2008, Burge alone was charged with perjury and obstruction of justice for lying about the tortures. In 2010 he was found guilty on all charges and subsequently in January, 2011 sentenced to four and a half years in a federal prison.

Burge is set to walk out of a federal prison this October, 2014. Be aware that Burge continues to collect a pension of more then 37 hundred dollars a month. He should be considered armed and dangerous, someone that may have influence with other corrupt cops in the city of Chicago.

  • joanie Resident of Jefferson Park

    Your first post is an anti-police rant in a neighborhood that is home to many of the fine men and women on the Chicago Police Department? The first of Burge's accusers were the scumbag Wilson brothers who murdered Chicago Police Officers Fahey and O'Brien in 1982. I lived in Beverly at the time and these two thugs terrorized the entire neighborhood. I'm not condoning torture, but don't try to portray all of Burge's alleged "victims" as innocents.

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Neighborhood Connection Project (NCP) Winter Prep and Clean Up

Sat, Oct 4, 2014 10am

Your community needs you!

One hour of your time is kindly requested on Saturday, October 4 between 10am-12pm to help get the bricolage underpass mural ready for winter and cleaned up. We'll be raking, watering, planting, cleaning, mowing (and other things that end in "ing") our shared underpass and public space. Your help is needed to get this done. CPS students needing service hours are welcome!

For more information on this fun way to improve your neighborhood, contact Kristin Ciarrachi...

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Your community needs you!

One hour of your time is kindly requested on Saturday, October 4 between 10am-12pm to help get the bricolage underpass mural ready for winter and cleaned up. We'll be raking, watering, planting, cleaning, mowing (and other things that end in "ing") our shared underpass and public space. Your help is needed to get this done. CPS students needing service hours are welcome!

For more information on this fun way to improve your neighborhood, contact Kristin Ciarrachi (longtime Edgebrook resident) at kciarrachi@parkcommunitychurch.org.

For this effort, the Neighborhood Connection Project (NCP) is pleased to partner with yet another community institution, Park Community Church (located on Touhy Avenue across from Target).

For more information about the Neighborhood Connection Project, check us out on Facebook or contact Jac Charlier at jac.charlier@gmail.com or Gina Metelica at gina.metelica@gmail.com

As part of its vision to renew Chicago, Park Community seeks to build the goodness and greatness of the city we all love. As we continue to partner with community leaders, organizations and neighbors we seek to make a positive lasting difference throughout Chicago.

About NCP: Started in Spring of 2010, the Neighborhood Connection Project (NCP) is a citizen-led initiative to build community by repairing and beautifying the Metra railroad underpass located at Kinzua, Hiawatha and Lehigh. We partner with civics, After School Matters, Green Star Movement and others. The themes of the mural were decided by the community and the actual art reflects both our neighborhood's history, as well as the greenery and vegetation of the area. Special homage is paid to our Native American predecessors and the famous Hiawatha train that ran on these very tracks. Upon completion, NCP will be the largest outdoor public art bricolage mural on Chicago's Northwest side.

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Found Cane at my Garage Sale

A lovely man left his cane at my garage sale yesterday. I'd like to find him. Anyone out there lost a cane?

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Fortune Restoration | Home Improvement Service

Fortune Restoration is a high quality Painting and Masonry Company that serves Chicago land Churches and upscale Residences. The company is located in Lincolnwood near Chicago, Oak Park, and Evanston. Fortune Restoration is a 34 year old family owned business, founded and run by the three fortune brothers, Peter, Thomas, and Bob. Fortune Restoration's Service has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and has won many local and National awards for their service. Fortune Restoration has worked on many Historical Projects that are National Landmarks such as the Noble Seymour Crippen House, The McCormick Mansion, The Walgreen Mansion, and The Evanston Light House.

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CDOT Previews Chicago’s Next Round of New Bikeways

...the 4.2-mile southern extension of the North Branch Trail, which would run from Devon and Caldwell to Foster and Kostner. Construction is planned for next year. “We’ve had a lot...

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Edgebrook's Artisan Sidewalk Sale this Saturday

Sat, Sep 13, 2014 10 - 5

Join us this Saturday as a dozen artisans setup booths along Devon in front of Local Goods Chicago, 5354 W Devon.

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Glad Cleaners Celebrates 75 Years on the Northwest Side

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