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Mary O'Connor and her dirty tactics.....

Today I received a post card from signed by the wife of a friend of mine encouraging me to vote for her. When you start asking people to go through their rolodex and send out HAND WRITTEN postcards begging for votes, that puts strain upon friendships. On top of everything else, the postcard CLAIMS she has made major investments in local schools, parks, and infrastructure. First of all, she has added a HUGE gymnasium to Edison School, which it did...

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Today I received a post card from signed by the wife of a friend of mine encouraging me to vote for her. When you start asking people to go through their rolodex and send out HAND WRITTEN postcards begging for votes, that puts strain upon friendships. On top of everything else, the postcard CLAIMS she has made major investments in local schools, parks, and infrastructure. First of all, she has added a HUGE gymnasium to Edison School, which it did not need. Secondly, the beautification of parks was something the current mayor put into effect the first year of his administration, which O'Connor had NOTHING to do with. That was the mayor's doing, not her's. And thirdly, my street has YET to be paved....it is a virtual NIGHTMARE to drive down. Infrastructure my butt. The postcard also states "she's been given the strength to lead and deliver for our community". She neither leads, nor, delivers. She is just a Rahm brown nose. So to Laurie Nowack, save the postage, we support the right MAN for the job. O'Connor has no clue how to handle the largest ward in the city of Chicago. She is way over her head.

  • I will say this again...having a business in the ward you represent is wrought with opportunity for corruption, cronyism and special favors granted...Ms. O'Connor can't leave fast enough!!!

  • And her campaign workers go around stealing Napolitano's yard signs.

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Updated 46 hours ago

City Will Eliminate 50 Red Light Cameras

- Osceola and Touhy

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- Ashland and 47th

- Ashland and 63rd

- Ashland and Diversey

- Ashland and Garfield

- Central and Madison

- Cottage Grove and 95th

- Damen and Blue Island

- Elston and Foster

- Halsted and 83rd

- Harlem and Northwest Highway

- Kimball, McCormick and Lincoln

- Narragansett, 55th and Archer

- Pulaski and Montrose

- Vincennes and 111th

- Western Ave and 51st

- Western, Armitage and Milwaukee

- Western and Pratt

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Edison Park single family home unit sales up 40%, median price up 12%

The lowest priced home to sell is 7755 W Columbia, Chicago IL 60631 for $220,000.  The foreclosed raised ranch may have had a "squatter" situation creating risk and downward pressure on the price of the home.  It still sold fast.

The highest sold homes by far this quarter is 6850 N Olcott, Chicago IL 60631 for $895,000. This was also the highest priced home sold in the first quarter (year to year) over the past 5 years. The custom built new construction home sits on a 50' double lot.

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North by Northwest Highway Music Fest

Firewater Saloon (6689 N. Oliphant)

Edison Park Inn (6715 N. Olmsted)

Moretti’s (6727 N. Olmsted)

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41st Ward zoning panel rejects 4-flat proposal for Olympia Avenue

Next meeting is not scheduled after the upcoming election in the ward's aldermanic race.
http://nadignewspapers.com/2015/03/19/ward-advisory-board-rejects-proposal-to-build-new-four-flat/

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GET THE LIST: All Chicago Summer Events

Edison Park Fest, August 14-16, Chicago’s northwest side, Oshkosh and Olmsted

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Mayfest, May 15 – 17, Lakeview, Ashland and Barry

Randolph Street Market Festival, May 23, 24, 1350 block W. Randolph and 1340 W. Washington Street between Ada and Ogden

Millennium Art Festival, May 29 – 31, Lake Street at Michigan Avenue

Fiesta del Taco, May 29 – 31, Little Village, 2600 S. Kostner (at 26th St.)

Taste of Mexico, (new) June 5-7, 3000 W. 26th Street (at Sacramento)

Printers Row Lit Fest, June 6, 7, S. Dearborn and Polk

Taste of Randolph, June 19-21, Randolph and Peoria St., West Loop

Oakley Festa Pasta Vino, June 19-21, 2400 S. Oakley

6 Corners BBQ Fest, June 20-21, 4000 N. Milwaukee Ave. (at Irving Park Rd./Cicero Ave. to Belle Plaine)

Gold Coast Art Festival, June 20, 21, Grant Park’s Butler Field at the corner of Monroe and Lake Shore Drive

Chicago Pride Fest, June 20 – 21, Halsted and Waveland

World’s Largest Block Party, June 27, 28, Old St. Patrick’s Church, 700 W. Adams

2015 Chicago Dragon Boat Race for Literacy, June 27, Ping Tom Memorial Park, 300 W. 19th Street

Sausage Fest (new), June 27, 28, Elston at Grace

Windy City RibFest: July 3-5, Uptown, Lawrence and Broadway

Chosen Few Picnic, July 4 in Jackson Park, 63rd and Hayes Drive

Irish American Heritage Festival, July, 10-12 , Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox

Taste of Lakeview, July 11, 12, Lincoln at Belmont

Roscoe Village Burger Fest, July 11,12, Belmont and Damen

Taste of River North: July 17-19, River North, Kingsbury and Erie Street

BenFest 2015, July 17-19, St. Benedict’s, 2215 W. Irving Park Rd.

Summer on Southport, July 18, 19, Southport and Waveland

Sheffield Garden Walk & Festival: July 18,-19, Lincoln Park, Sheffield and Webster

North Dearborn Street Garden Walk, July 19, starts Latin School, 45 W. North

Chicago Hot Sauce Fest (new) July 25, 26, Avondale neighborhood (Belmont & Elston)

Taste of Latin America, August 1, 2, 3600 to 3828 W Armitage

Edge Fest: August 1, 2, Edgewater, 5900 N. Broadway at Thorndale Ave.

Chicago Hot Dog Fest, August 7-9, Chicago History Museum, Clark and LaSalle

Retro on Roscoe, August 7- 9, Damen Avenue and Roscoe Street

Wrigleyville Summerfest, August 8, 9, School Street and Seminary Avenue

Northalsted Market Days, August 8, 9, Halsted Street and Belmont Avenue

Albany Park World Fest, August 22, 23, Lawrence & Kimball

Taste of Greektown, August 22, 23, 400 S. Halsted St. at Van Buren

Festival Cubano, Riis Park, Fullerton and Narragansett, August, TBA

Taste of Polonia, September 4-7, Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence Ave.

Festival de la Villita, September 11-13, 26th Street and Kostner Avenue

Venetian Night, September 12, dusk, Navy Pier, 600 E Grand Ave

Andersonville City Made Fest, September 19, 20, Clark and Argyle

Oktoberfest Chicago, September 25-27, Southport and Lincoln Avenue

Edgewater Fall Art Fair, September 26, 27, Broadway and Granville

  • Stanley Katakowski ex knife sharpener and beer drinker

    Well, it's Spring now. So there's that. With snow on Monday. LOL

  • SPIRO 104 lieutendant

    Stanley what are your favorite watering holes in neighborhood? ???

Mar 17

Updated 5 days ago

Looking for a fixer upper in Edison Park/Norwood Park (Norwood Park Circle would be ideal)

I've exhausted my search for a home in these neighborhoods. I figure I'd give this a try. I am looking for a big, run down house in Edison Park or Norwood Park that needs a total renovation/ gut-rehab. If someone runs across one or has one they are looking to sell please let me know. It's really slim pickens out there right now.

  • Marcin Talaga Realtor/General Contractor

    I just emailed you Virgo Girl. Would love to take a look sometime.

  • TDawg54 Resident of Old Norwood

    Ginormous house on ... Nickerson I think. Near Nina just south of White Steeple. It's been empty for several years, not certain if the bank has it now or what. It's a new build but has water damage in the lower level and I'm told by a friend in the FD it's in some disrepair. There's info posted on the front.

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Under Contract! Buyers win Edison Park charmer in multiple offer

We recently helped buyer clients secure an attractive brick Edison Park single family home at 7429 N Ottawa. The estate sale listing went on at a low price attracting multiple offers. The neighborhood is known as a haven for city workers and sales have been hopping.

The 7400 block of North Ottawa is lined with manicured lawns and well kept bungalows and Georgians.

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Updated Mar 18

Rahm Removes 50 Red Light Cameras, Offers Online Classes in Lieu of Tickets

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The pedestrian countdown timers, initially set to be in place by the end of 2015, will all be installed by June 1, Emanuel said during a press conference Sunday afternoon at the La Follette Park field house at 1333 N. Laramie Ave.

Ashland and 47th

Ashland and 63rd

Ashland and Diversey

Ashland and Garfield

Central and Madison

Cottage Grove and 95th

Damen and Blue Island

Elston and Foster

Halsted and 83rd

Harlem and Northwest Highway

Kimball, McCormick and Lincoln

Narragansett, 55th and Archer

Pulaski and Montrose

Vincennes and 111th

Western Ave and 51st

Western, Armitage and Milwaukee

Western and Pratt

  • Logosc75 then I would venture to suggest you would be incorrect as it seems it is mostly home/property owners who insist on the status quo and renters who want things to change. At least based on my own experiences over the last 9 years.

  • This red light camera debate is a great topic. Where is the money currently going?

    Thank you for a very interesting discussion about the city.

    Our finances are the real issue for me. When our rating was downgraded it was such an embarrassment for the city.

    The cameras are a...

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    This red light camera debate is a great topic. Where is the money currently going?

    Thank you for a very interesting discussion about the city.

    Our finances are the real issue for me. When our rating was downgraded it was such an embarrassment for the city.

    The cameras are a genuine problem. They aren't the only issue for me that is important.

    A lot of them deal with kids-and I don't even have any. The pools need a lot of work. Mayor Emanuel just gave away 20 acres of park land to be replaced somewhere else TBD... If the mayor claims that the 606 is new parkland I'm gonna laugh myself to a Boat on the lake that I can have permanently in the water. Many schools don't have libraries, a librarian on site air-conditioning or windows that are not broken.

    There are very few afterschool programs that are funded and summer programs. Kids are left with a lot of time to screw around and get in trouble. The Boys and Girls Club over by me is overcrowded and the teenagers in the next building over say it's only for little kids because they have no space to play ball or anything. The Chicago public libraries close early and or even closed completely on many days. I asked to volunteer because they are short on staff and I was told that those are union jobs and cannot be replaced by volunteers. There's really nowhere free and safe for kids to go besides fast food restaurants.

    I am for a debate about what they will do with the tax money that they get from legalizing marijuana for recreational use in the city. Paying down debt?

    I don't think so. Knowing these guys it will probably way over taxed and people will go to another cheaper state to purchase.

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  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    INTERIOR RENOVATION AND ROOF REPLACEMENT TO EXISTING MASONRY SINGLE FAMILY HOME, AS PER PLANS. CONDITIONAL PERMIT SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTION.

    7322 W. Ibsen St. Issued March 16, 2015 Comment

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Mar 09

Updated Mar 15

Red light cameras a "red hot" mayoral issue

Osceola and Touhy 

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Red light cameras near at Western, Armitage and Milwaukee avenues in Bucktown were deactivated on Friday and are on the list to be removed.

Ashland and 47th 

Ashland and 63rd 

Ashland and Diversey 

Ashland and Garfield 

Central and Madison 

Cottage Grove and 95th 

Damen and Blue Island 

Elston and Foster 

Halsted and 83rd 

Harlem and Northwest Highway 

Kimball, McCormick and Lincoln 

Narragansett, 55th and Archer 

Pulaski and Montrose 

Vincennes and 111th 

Western Ave and 51st 

Western and Pratt

  • Pac, thanks for the direction...the whole dang system is faulty!!!
    How can we set an unequivocal standard for yellow lights at 2.7 seconds +/- 0.1???!!!
    That is utterly ridiculous!!!
    A previous comment from me should have read:
    "Yellow light times should (not:will definitely) vary based on the speed of the...

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    Pac, thanks for the direction...the whole dang system is faulty!!!
    How can we set an unequivocal standard for yellow lights at 2.7 seconds +/- 0.1???!!!
    That is utterly ridiculous!!!
    A previous comment from me should have read:
    "Yellow light times should (not:will definitely) vary based on the speed of the thoroughfare and the length to be traveled thru each intersection."

    Any other basis for a red light should have the potential to not stand up in court...the RLC camera needs to go away entirely or we need to get the Civil Engineers off their back ends to properly calibrate each intersection based on their unique qualities.

  • Everything has tolerances, even your smart phone. It's the way engineer's specify. You wouldn't want to pay for perfection.

    The cams to my understanding are set on the posted speed limit not on the actual running speed.

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  • Room 111 Needs Your Assistance!

    Mrs. Mysliwiec is asking for $479.19:
    My students need a laminator, 200 lamination pouches, and Velcro so adapted interactive books can be created and utilized within the classroom.
    Stock School Comment

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    SECOND STORY ADDITION TO EXISTING SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE. **Certified Plan Corrections Project - Conditional Permit: Subject to field inspections **

    6566 N. Onarga Ave. Issued March 11, 2015 Comment

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