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Term Limits for Mayor

Next year is the mayoral election. In addition to voting for Mayor, I'd like it if Chicagoans were able to vote on whether or not there should be term limits for Mayor, like there are in other cities. I'm thinking limiting the Mayor to three terms, consecutive or non-consecutive, sounds like a good number. Considering the power that the Mayor's office holds over the City Council, I think that it's important that we be able to change our Mayor if...

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Next year is the mayoral election. In addition to voting for Mayor, I'd like it if Chicagoans were able to vote on whether or not there should be term limits for Mayor, like there are in other cities. I'm thinking limiting the Mayor to three terms, consecutive or non-consecutive, sounds like a good number. Considering the power that the Mayor's office holds over the City Council, I think that it's important that we be able to change our Mayor if we're dissatisfied with him/her. Regular elections aren't enough, because it's extremely difficult to beat an incumbent. Just look at Mayor Daley.

Does anyone else like this idea? If so, what's needed to get this proposition on a city-wide ballot and to make it binding?

  • Edgewater Nora Agrees with Pink. Founder, Arka Pana Consulting.

    You cannot sign the petition online, however, you can print and sign it and have it notarized - but it needs to be mailed in by April 25:
    http://termlimitsandreform.com/

    The Chairman for the Committee for Legislative Reform and Term Limits is Bruce Rauner.

  • john early ave resident for 10+ years

    Not to take this off topic - I do believe terms limits can be good - but I would like to see us reduce the number of alderman from 50 to 25. The city has gotten smaller in population over the last 40/50 years. No need to keep that bloated bureaucracy. And alderman need term limits too.

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eta for edgewater/ uptown mariano's

does anyone have an eta on the edgewater/ uptown mariano's on sheridan and foster... i saw last week paint cans, and tarps over things as well as the signs for each asile gone but no actual work.. also there have been multiple electrician vans in the lot but i do not see any actual work going on... what is holding this up and when will this open finally

  • Edgewater Nora Agrees with Pink. Founder, Arka Pana Consulting.

    Sandy, there is no wine bar - EdgevilleBuzz mentioned that in their preview story on the store: http://edgevillebuzz.com/news/marianos-fostersheridan-first-look

    However, if there is a wine you want, they may be able to order it for you - I was in the Ravenswood Mariano's on Saturday and they promised to get 2 of my favorite bottles into the Edgewater store by today. Staff was incredibly friendly, called HQ and had an answer for me within minutes.

  • Sandy in EdgeGlen EdgeGlen since 1987

    Thanks, Nora---but I don't generally buy wine by the bottle at supermarkets (and have more than enough on hand due to purchases at B'way Cellars wine dinners, gifts and subscription or online purchases from wineries). An on-premises wine bar is for me a place to have a glass and a nosh before shopping. I have no need to have one branch order me a bottle to pick up, whether there or elsewhere.

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Anyone have an extra ironing board, toaster, or mandoline?

The "wanted" section of Freecycle doesn't get a lot of views, so I figured I'd post here.

I'm looking for a full size ironing board, cover, and/or pad.

For the toaster, it can have two or more slots for bread/bagels/etc.

The mandoline I'm looking for is the kind that you use to chop veggies, not play music with. :-)

Thanks!

  • Catherine Animal Care Giver and Personal Organizer

    Alright, now I'm just feeling dumb.

    Robin, I've tried what you suggested, on your name and Kap's, but I don't see an email link. :-(

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  • Wendell patton Fundraiser/Activist

    Do you guys play chess????

  • Michelle Edgewater Edgewater Resident: Love the neighborhood!

    If you click on the link, it says, "Some of our favorites include Arkham Horror, Puerto Rico, Battlestar Galactica, Tribune, Smallworld and Dominion." Doesn't seem like the chess crowd unfortunately.

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Foster Dog Beach Badly Deteriorating, Unsafe

Chicago is known for being an extremely dog friendly city. Take a walk along the lake and you are bound to pass several pet owners walking their dogs along the path or heading toward one of the dog beaches. Our city has over 20 dog parks, pet dedicated businesses, a few dog-friendly beaches, and many local shops that have water bowls outside (sometimes even treats!) for our loved furry friends. Chicago dog beach visits have steadily grown over the years, and the Foster dog beach as well as the Montrose-Wilson dog beach have had quite a bit of wear and tear. With limited up-keep and continued deterioration, are these beaches becoming too unsafe for dogs and their owners?

  • Edgewater Nora Agrees with Pink. Founder, Arka Pana Consulting.

    Michelle and Rob, there's quite the discussion going on at EVB's facebook page on this topic (including a link to a change.org petition) - many residents have reported calling the Alderman's office only to be told there's no funding to fix the fence. Someone else suggested a private fundraiser but then others question why residents should have to pay private money for a public beach that it is the responsibility of the city to maintain. Might want to weigh in there, sign the petition and/or call the Alderman's office.

    https://www.facebook.com/EdgeVilleBuzz

  • Budlong Woods neighbor Chicago girl for life

    I know most of the dog parks are mainly supported by local neighborhood groups that kicked in at least half the costs to initially build the parks and then they do the upkeep and maintenance. MonDog - the group that supports Montrose Beach area regularly has clean up days and some small fundraisers. They put out some nice benches and a ramp. Other than emptying trash cans it doesn't seem like the city takes any other responsibility for them.

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Welcome home Billy!

“I grew up at Ardmore and Sheridan, on the fourth floor overlooking Hollywood Beach,” said Zane, who has a charming, eloquent voice. “I’m here for a few months and really looking forward to being a citizen again.” 

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Food glorious food… the new Mariano’s at Lawrence and Ravenswood opened last week and like its other stores, Mariano’s does not disappoint with this...

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CPS International Baccalaureate program grows to five more schools

...Elementary School, 4600 S. Hermitage Ave. The fifth school, Helen Peirce International Studies Elementary School, 1423 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., will add students in kindergarten through fifth grade; it already has a middle school IB...

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...to students in grades six through eight, CPS announced Monday: Louis A. Agassiz Elementary School, 2851 N. Seminary Ave.; Christian Ebinger Elementary School, 7350 W. Pratt Ave.; Bernhard Moos Elementary School, 1711 N. California...

...announced Monday: Louis A. Agassiz Elementary School, 2851 N. Seminary Ave.; Christian Ebinger Elementary School, 7350 W. Pratt Ave.; Bernhard Moos Elementary School, 1711 N. California Ave.; and William H. Seward Communication Arts Academy...

...N. Seminary Ave.; Christian Ebinger Elementary School, 7350 W. Pratt Ave.; Bernhard Moos Elementary School, 1711 N. California Ave.; and William H. Seward Communication Arts Academy Elementary School, 4600 S. Hermitage Ave. The fifth...

...Elementary School, 1711 N. California Ave.; and William H. Seward Communication Arts Academy Elementary School, 4600 S. Hermitage Ave. The fifth school, Helen Peirce International Studies Elementary School, 1423 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., will...

  • DJM 25 yr. RP & Edgewater resident.

    BTD, you're so right about parental involvement. It's great that the program is expanding, but OMG, the homework. My kid went through it at LPHS, it's one of the toughest programs in the city. It was worth it though.

  • BTD

    IB is similar to any program your kids might go into. For some it is easy and they breeze through it. Some are just very bright, others have great time management and then there are those with total recall or who just test well. Others have troubles of varying degrees for any number of reasons. Granted it is a more intensive program....yet for those at LP, they tested in so we have the top students, many of whom struggle with the load.

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Mariano’s Foster/Sheridan First Look

It was a beautiful morning for a first look at the new Marianp’s Foster and Sheridan store. Edgeville Buzz was invited along with other community leaders to be the first to see what the store has planned for the neighborhood. It started with a few words from Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Alderman Harry Osterman and the man of the moment, Roundy’s CEO, Bob Mariano. The highlight of the speeches came when Lyle Allen of Care For Real received a $2500 check to help support his growing food pantry. Then after a quick ribbon cutting, people were anxious to set off on a tour of the new grocery store.

  • DK Living and Playing in Chicago

    Great article! That is terrible that they aren't gonna have a wine bar or hold classes-a community like this would benefit for having classes. Did they say why? Either way I am super excited and may check it out if I have time tomarrow.

  • Edgewater Nora Agrees with Pink. Founder, Arka Pana Consulting.

    DK, head a few blocks north to Independent Spirits and the owner will tell you everything you could possibly want to know about wine: http://edgevillebuzz.com/news/5-questions-scott-crestodina-independent-spirits-inc

  • DK Living and Playing in Chicago

    I was more concerned they won't be holding community events. We could always use more places that holds events, we are definitely community oriented.

    My brother helps lead one of the other locations, I will see if I can get him to tell Bob this.

7 hours ago

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Latest Community Violence In Edgewater, Mayor Speaks Out

Last weekend many families celebrated Easter, the final days of Passover, or enjoyed the last few days of their spring break. But others in the city of Chicago experienced great loss because of violent episodes in several neighborhoods, including our very own Edgewater. This last weekend was a violent one, with 9 people killed and 36 wounded between Friday evening and Sunday evening. Victims ranged from an 11-year-old-girl to a 46-year-old man. Shootings varied from a social media dispute, a homicide/suicide between husband and wife police officers, and multiple gang related shootings. In Edgewater, a 46 year-old man was shot on Saturday on the 1700 Block of West Rosehill Drive around 11:30 a.m. and taken to the hospital in critical condition. Other neighborhoods that experienced violence and shootings were Park Manor, Little Village, Pilsen, Longwood Manor, Avalon Park, Hermosa, Englewood, and Gresham. Regardless of what neighborhood you live in, we should all be alarmed about this level of violence.

  • DK Living and Playing in Chicago

    I thought I read someone came up to him and shot him. Then again I am getting confused there is so many.

  • JW resident since 2006

    Does anyone know if the shooting on Rosehill last Saturday was a random act of violence or a dispute between the victim and assailant?

9 hours ago

Sidewalk Cafes in Rogers Park, Edgewater Popping up for Season (MAP)

"The corner that we’re on has some great afternoon sunlight," said Chris Zimmerman, owner of Ellipsis Coffeehouse at 1259 W. Devon Ave., who so far is the only establishment on the street to get a permit. "For us, it’s an expansion of seating for the season."

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The only permit issued in West Rogers Park went to Starbuck's at Western Avenue and Howard Street.

Mar 10

Updated 9 hours ago

Home Inspection recommendation?

Has anyone found a home inspector they love, who is reasonably priced? If you had a co op inspected, that would be a bonus!

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Firetrucks at Magnolia and Bryn Mawr

I was just walking home from work when I saw four firetrucks. Two were coming east on Ridge and to were northbound on Broadway. The two lead trucks nearly hit each other at the intersection!

Then a somewhat comical scene ensued wherein each driver was trying to wave-on the other driver. They figured it out eventually and all the trucks went to the building on the SE corner of Magnolia and Bryn Mawr.

At first they piled out and some...

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I was just walking home from work when I saw four firetrucks. Two were coming east on Ridge and to were northbound on Broadway. The two lead trucks nearly hit each other at the intersection!

Then a somewhat comical scene ensued wherein each driver was trying to wave-on the other driver. They figured it out eventually and all the trucks went to the building on the SE corner of Magnolia and Bryn Mawr.

At first they piled out and some began to hook up hoses to the fire hydrant. There were about 20 guys standing on the sidewalk on Bryn Mawr. I also saw one in the alley talking to a guy who was on a top floor balcony. Then they seemed to abandon the fire hydrant and instead one truck raised its latter to the roof of the building. I moved on at that point.

Just thought I'd report what I saw. I didn't see any smoke or anything so I'm not sure what's going on.

  • Michelle Edgewater Edgewater Resident: Love the neighborhood!

    Oops upside down photo. Oh well. Sorry.

  • Rob

    The photo being upside down completes the story.

  • My friend lives in that building. Something in the basement caught fire and was quickly put out. At least they managed that well Lol

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  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    INTERIOR BUILD-OUT FOR PET SUPPLIES STORE IN THE EXISTING COMMERCIAL SPACE LOCATED ON THE FIRST FLOOR (UNIT 1206) OF THE EXISTING 3-STORYMIXED USE BUILDING.NEW PARTITIONS, H.V.A.C. SYSTEM, PLUMBING AND ELECTRICAL PER PLANS**CERTIFIED CORRECTIONS- - SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS & AUDIT **

    1200 W. Granville Ave. Issued April 21, 2014 Comment

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Taste of Vietnam @ Banh Mi & Co.

Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark St., hosts a World Book Night pickup event -- stop by to get a copy of one of several free books being offered by local authors. Learn more here.

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For their April "Taste of Vietnam" event, Banh Mi & Co's Loop location (214 W. Van Buren) will celebrate Vietnamese soups from 5 to 8pm. For $15, guests can enjoy complimentary regional...

From 6 p.m.-9 p.m. tonight, Senza (2873 N Broadway) is featuring a five-course wine dinner prepared by executive chef Noah Sandoval. Courses include...

...Love of Molly Louvain, starring Ann Dvorak, tonight at 7:30pm at the Patio Theater, 6008 W. Irving Park Rd. The film will be introduced by Christina Rice, author of Ann Dvorak: Hollywood's Forgotten...

Swedish duo The Knife plays the Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence Ave., tonight Tickets are $35. Doors open at 7:30pm, show's at 8:30pm.

...of Sound Opinions at the Movies tonight at 7:30pm at the Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave. The film is Almost Famous, and Greg and Jim will talk about the film's...

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