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  • Jac Charlier AKA Citizen Jac Finding Solutions to Shared Community Challenges

    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. After securing the input and support of a diverse cross section of the citizens, civics, businesses and the wider...

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    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. After securing the input and support of a diverse cross section of the citizens, civics, businesses and the wider community, as well as the support of the 41st Ward Aldermanic Office for required pre-beautification repairs to the underpass, we were joined by our ongoing partners, Green Star Movement (GSM) and After School Matters (ASM). Phase I underpass beautification efforts were ready to begin and indeed started finally in Spring 2013. GSM worked with ASM's teen interns and our local artists and community volunteers to produce the mural on the East side of the underpass, which was completed in Summer 2013. We continued together on Phase II completing the West wall work in summer 2014. During summer 2015 we will finish the project by joining the two bricolage murals together in the center. The joining of the East and West sides will be done by meeting in the middle with a golden stake. In the case of NCP, we will use golden tiles. 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.

    So far, the NCP community includes:
    300+ citizens
    60 teen apprentices
    23 businesses
    7 artists
    4 local civics
    2 government agencies
    1 Alderwoman
    1 Chamber of Commerce
    1 Public Library
    1 Railroad Historical Society
    Green Star Movement
    After School Matters

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

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Computer, Laptops, Printers Recycling Centers

Hi Neighbors,
Is there a Computer Recycling Center nearby? I live in Norwood Park.

  • You can bring any electronics recycling to any Best Buy at anytime they are open.
    I have brought toaster ovens, printers and even a humidyfier. They take just about anything and it is really convenient.

  • Thank you!

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North Branch Trail Extension Inches Forward, Including Edgebrook Sidepath

...Center about the extension, which would start from the trail’s current southern terminus at Devon and Lehigh avenues (one block short of downtown Edgebrook) and end at Gompers Park, near Foster and...

...existing Edgebrook Golf Course. To do so, it will run alongside existing roads instead: crossing Devon at Caldwell, then following Central past the three-block Old Edgebrook neighborhood, then crossing Central at a...

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...and Lehigh avenues (one block short of downtown Edgebrook) and end at Gompers Park, near Foster and Kostner avenues, in the Mayfair neighborhood The 18-mile trail carries 250,000 users a year...

  • Tom

    If it turns out to be anything like the north-end extension by the Chicago Botanical Gardens, we are in for a treat!

    I just rode up there today. Here is the path and some pictures from my GPS Log:
    http://ridewithgps.com/trips/3318338

  • Harry Lee Six Corners

    Definitely looking forward to this, it will be a great addition to the trail.

  • Jenny G. Forest Glen homeowner

    I am very excited for this. I live close to Elston and Cicero and currently we ride down to Forest Glen Ave, through some side streets, cross Peterson and through more side streets to Devon to hop on the trail. It will be so nice to have the trail much closer to home.

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Workshop on Monday to help with tax appeals over airplane noise

The Fair Allocation in Runways Coalition will hold its workshop at 6 p.m. at the Edgebrook Public Library, 5331 West Devon. It will feature a speaker from Cook County Commissioner Bridget Gainer’s office who will explain the appeal process.

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2014 Adult Book Discussions

Wednesday, September 24, 6:30 PM • Edgebrook Branch Library, 5331 W. Devon Ave.

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Planned North Branch Bike Trail Extension Splits NW Side residents

The new off-road trail planned by the Cook County Forest Preserve will extend the 18-mile North Branch Trail three miles south, from Devon and Caldwell avenues to Foster and Kostner avenues near Gompers Park.

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The new off-road trail planned by the Cook County Forest Preserve will extend the 18-mile North Branch Trail three miles south, from Devon and Caldwell avenues to Foster and Kostner avenues near Gompers Park.

Most of Edgebrook residents' concern focused on plans to install a traffic signal at the front entrance of the volunteer resource center, 6100 N. Central Ave., in Edgebrook, to allow the trail to cross Central Avenue and continue south.

Another bridge will be built to allow the trail to soar over the Milwaukee District North Line Metra tracks near Indian Road and Ardmore Avenue.

...the Illinois Department of Transportation approved a path for the trail that would have crossed Central Avenue at LeHigh Avenue, rather than in front of the Edgebrook Golf Course and forest preserve volunteer center. However...

  • I am sorry I missed the meeting, sounds like there was quite a bit of discussion. Looking forward to the trail being completed.

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Fair Allocation in Runways (FAiR) Coalition Property Tax Appeal Workshop

Mon, Aug 25, 2014 6pm

Presented by Fair Allocation in Runways (FAiR) Coalition in conjunction with the office of Cook County Commissioner Bridget Gainer (10th Dist)

Note: RSVP Required - space is limited.

Workshop Topics:
o How to Appeal Your Property Taxes based on Airplane Noise
o Items suggested to include in your appeal
o Range of appeal options

Presenters: Commissioner Bridget Gainer's office and a member of the FAiR Coalition who has successfully appealed her property taxes.

Where:
Edgebrook Public Library
Community Room
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Presented by Fair Allocation in Runways (FAiR) Coalition in conjunction with the office of Cook County Commissioner Bridget Gainer (10th Dist)

Note: RSVP Required - space is limited.

Workshop Topics:
o How to Appeal Your Property Taxes based on Airplane Noise
o Items suggested to include in your appeal
o Range of appeal options

Presenters: Commissioner Bridget Gainer's office and a member of the FAiR Coalition who has successfully appealed her property taxes.

Where:
Edgebrook Public Library
Community Room
5331 West Devon Ave
Chicago, IL. 60646

When:
Monday, August 25th
6:00pm to 7:30pm

RSVP: Space is limited so please RSVP with your name, email, county, city, and neighborhood to Lisa Ziems of the FAiR Coalition at: lisaziems@yahoo.com.

Parking: If the Edgebrook Library lot is full, there is parking just east of it on Spokane as well as on the other residential streets east of the library and south of Devon.

  • My wife and I thank you for beginning a logical approach to this dilemma! We would both like to attend this meeting

  • Jac Charlier AKA Citizen Jac Finding Solutions to Shared Community Challenges

    Judy and Hans,

    Thank you for your reply. Please RSVP to lisaziems@yahoo.com. We do have limited space available for this event. We will do another workshop if it is already full.

    Jac Charlier

  • The workshop is, according to Lisa, full! Thank you!
    Hans

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Elderly woman with dementia missing from Forest Glen

Police are searching for an 81-year-old woman who walked out of her home in the Forest Glen neighborhood on the Far Northwest Side early Thursday and has not been seen since. Eleanor Bourke walked out of the back door of her home in the 6800 block of North Lehigh about 3:30 a.m., according to a

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