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Wednesday is World Book Night

Local Goods Chicago is participating in World Book Night again this year and will be giving out copies of Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail.

Stop in Wednesday for your free copy while supplies last. Happy Reading!
http://www.us.worldbooknight.org/books/2014/item/479-wild-from-lost-to-found-on-the-pacifi...

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TIF Slush Fund Garners Contributions

Another in a recent series of articles that points the spotlight at how TIF funds are used to reward connected companies and screw taxpayers out of actual capital projects - and pension funding:

http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/rahm-emanuels-bait-and-switch-public-employees-pensions?paging=off&current_page=1#bookmark

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Edgebrook Starbucks is temporarily closed

Okay, so the Starbucks on Devon at Central is temprarily closed "for improvements." The sign says they will reopen as soon as possible. I sure hope so, it's my favorite Starbucks.

  • Jen Portage Park resident

    They're probably just redecorating. The Starbucks on Peterson was redone last year, and they're working their way thru the city.

  • The ladies at My Sister's Closet told my MIL, who is a regular at both Starbucks and MSC, that the Starbucks was closed due to a flood. Possible sewer backup? It's my understanding they are open again though.

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Traffic signal considered for Devon & LeMai intersection in Edgebrook

Alderman O'Connor and Laurino discuss ward issues at Edgebrook Community Association meeting
http://nadignewspapers.com/2014/04/16/aldermen-give-state-of-ward-speeches/

  • Here is a plan for Devon and Caldwell:

    Here is an idea I presented to Governor Quinn under the Recovery Act but never got a reply. Maybe you can research it up and present it on your blog.

    Once upon a time the train station was located east of Central...

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    Here is a plan for Devon and Caldwell:

    Here is an idea I presented to Governor Quinn under the Recovery Act but never got a reply. Maybe you can research it up and present it on your blog.

    Once upon a time the train station was located east of Central on the south side of the tracks (across from Old Edgebrook, there is still an old sidewalk there if you look close) where a picnic grove is now. I doubt any one alive today knows why it was moved to its present location north of Devon where every time a train stops it completely snarls traffic in downtown Edgebrook. My idea is to move the train station back to its original location so when trains stop the train would be completely on the tracks east of Central and as such the gates would not have to be down while loading and unloading.

    The tricky part to this is that land would have to confiscated from the FPDCC. I’m talking about the land at the southeast corner of Central and Caldwell, the entire parcel east of Central, south of Caldwell, west of the golf course, north of the tracks. A new train station would be built with sorely needed parking. It would also create a safer pedestrian environment for train passengers to exit and enter the train interface. Considering what a daily nightmare traffic congestion is in downtown Edgebrook because of the train stopping the argument would be that this is using public land for the public good and the FPDCC is never going to use this obscure parcel for anything any way because of its location.

    I know, lots of politics involved, where would the funding be found during a failing economy with governments going broke would mean a very, very, very long row to hoe, but like the saying goes: “Make no small plans”. Worth a shot on your blog to get some attention. What I would like out of this project is a Veteran’s memorial incorporated into the mix

    Dennis

  • Finally, a suggestion from someone which makes sense. ANY change to the frustrating traffic melee caused by any train stopping at the Edgebrook Station would be welcome.

    Dennis, my wife and I hope that your suggestion at least sparks some interest in the minds of the powers-to-be to look at a so obvious traffic problem that needs to be addressed.

    In the present state, traffic will only get worse! I have seen traffic back-ups east of the tracks to Le Mai street.

    Thanks for your suggestion

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Best Fall Bike Ride

...a controlled prairie burn along the way. The 18-mile-long trail currently begins at Devon and Caldwell and ends at the Botanic Garden, but a project beginning this year and scheduled to...

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...summer will add three miles to the south end of the trail, stretching it to Foster and Kostner...

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  • Edgebrook Elementary School reviewed by a parent

    We were lucky enough to get a spot at Edgebrook through the CPS lottery. I thought it would be difficult for my child switching schools, but it has been wonderful. She's made many new friends and is finally being challenged academically. We love the school and feel very fortunate to be there. The new principal is always available and working hard to keep Edgebrook among the best in Chicago.

    Edgebrook Elementary School (6525 North Hiawatha Avenue) Published on GreatSchools April 10, 2014

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  • robin in WRP Tired, very tired

    When you vote for a candidate who takes Tea Party money, this is what you get

  • Jac Charlier AKA Citizen Jac Working to build community

    All just a coincidence...now, go back to sleep until it is time to vote. You will be awakened at that time. Thank you. The Management.

  • JKC Sauganash

    A really dumb article. Layering hypothetical upon hypothetical to come up with a possible scenario where Marriott might make some money on a deal that in all probability would not budge its stock price one bit, and certainly would be immaterial to Citadel's results. If there were in fact any insider trading you can be absolutely certain that the SEC would be on it in a millisecond. A waste of our time.

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  • Permit issued for electric wiring

    PERMIT NUMBER: 100525169CHANGE ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR TO BOLIN ELECTRICAL SERVICE CO.SWITCH PERMIT OVER TO NEW CONTRACTOR.

    6223 N. Lenox Ave. Issued April 4, 2014 Comment

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