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  • Ebinger Elementary School reviewed by a parent

    Both my husband and I attended public schools and got a great education in them. Second, my kids spent years at Ebinger. left this past year. Ebinger had overcrowding. It does make a difference on the play ground. Ebinger employed an afterschool/recess group with people that were not very educated to work with children. With the amount of children attending the school it made keeping an eye on them more difficult. Hence, more opportunities for bullying. Despite the, "Olweus," Program, bullying happens anywhere. For the program to work bullies need to be observed. Being overcrowded with not enough supervision can make this impossible. The teachers. Good teachers and not so good teachers. This is anywhere. English Literature. Ebinger has the children writing essays and papers. However, there is no really good solid foundation for grammar skills. Example: diagramming sentences. Children should really have a good grasp on nouns, predicates, compound sentences and work at that from an early grade on. At Ebinger, despite the boasting of being an IB school, the kids that transfer from there and other Chicago Public Schools including Ebinger to our school are behind in grammar. The children wind up needing tutoring for grammar facts. At our new school the children are working on nouns, verbs, etc starting in first grade. New school has an Advanced Learners Program starting in 1st grade. New school has co taught classrooms This ensures kids can work ahead or if behind in class, get the extra help. Spanish. Children coming from Ebinger to the school we transferred to are behind in Spanish. One of my children was being given straight A's in Spanish at Ebinger. We transferred over to the new school. My child cannot catch up. Neither can other children that have transferred over. Math is made for the kids to understand. Ebinger like many schools used common core math. New York trip in 6th grade. With many fine museums here in Chicago, a $1000.00 trip for a 6th grader is excessive. Clicky school parents. That too can happen anywhere. We found it a lot at Ebinger. Not as many afterschool activities at Ebinger as in the new school. The principal at Ebinger is a good person. She is directing traffic because a lot of staff did not want to do so. It was due to mistreatment by drivers at pick up/ drop off. Safe neighborhood.

    Ebinger Elementary School (7350 West Pratt Ave) Published on GreatSchools January 19, 2017 Comment

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Spanish Class for Kids

Wondering if anyone has run across a good after school Spanish program for 10-11 year old in Edison Park. Please let me know.

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Updated Jan 10

Lamp Rewired

Does anyone know a reasonable place in Edison Park or nearby to get a lamp rewired? Doing it myself is not an option. Thanks.

  • joanie 20+ year Resident of Jefferson Park

    Idlewood Electric Supply Inc.
    Lighting fixtures & electrical supplies
    5010 W Irving Park Rd · (773) 286-1800

    They are next to the Dunkin Donuts on Irving Park Road. I got all of my electrical supplies and lighting from them, including a couple custom lamps. I worked in the electrical trade for over 30 years. This is the place to go.

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Zoning meeting for building on Oliphant

Is anyone going to the zoning meeting on the 4th? I keep asking our Alderman if they did a congestion study, and I still have no answer. I can't make the meeting due to work. If anyone attends, please ask about a congestion study.

Jan 05

Local zoning committee scuttles condos planned near Edison Park transit stop

...yesterday as the 41st Ward Zoning Advisory Committee. Slated to replace a car wash at 6655 N. Oliphant, the proposal from developer Troy Realty was first introduced to residents as 44 rental units...

    Condo project near Edison Park transit stop killed by committee
    Following multiple public meetings in 2016, a four-story new developed near the Edison Park Metra station was effectively killed yesterday as the 41st Ward Zoning Advisory Committee.
    http://chicago.curbed.com

Jan 05

Edison Park Condo Proposal Shot Down By Advisory Committee

The vote cemented a recommendation to Ald. Anthony Napolitano (41st) that he deny the developers' request for a zoning change, which would have allowed them to build 30 condos and 4,750 square feet of office space at 6655 N. Oliphant Ave. Napolitano had vowed to follow the committee's signal.

    Edison Park Condo Proposal Shot Down By Advisory Committee
    EDISON PARK - A controversial, 30-condominium building proposed in the heart of Edison Park appears dead after an influential panel voted it down Wednesday night. The 41st Ward Zoning Advisory Committee voted 7-4 Wednesday against the plan to build the mixed-use condo development, all but killing the project.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

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Updated Jan 05

Update: 41st Ward panel votes against Edison Park condo plan at Jan. 4 meeting

The Edison Park Community Council supported the proposal, but residents at the panel's meetings were overwhelmingly against the project. http://nadignewspapers.com/2017/01/03/41st-ward-panel-could-vote-this-week-on-edison-park-proposal/

    41st Ward panel could vote this week on Edison Park proposal
    by BRIAN NADIG The 41st Ward Zoning Advisory Committee at its meeting today, Jan. 4, is expected to vote on a controversial plan to build a 30-unit condominium complex with a parking garage near the Edison Park Metra Station. The four-story building would be constructed on a 36,000-square-foot parcel at 6649-55 N.
    http://nadignewspapers.com
  • i have to commend all the EP residents for taking time out of their schedules to go to these meetings to show opposition.

    i was a little puzzled that people would vote "yes" to the development. still shaking my head.

    i was even more puzzled that a woman who lives...

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    i have to commend all the EP residents for taking time out of their schedules to go to these meetings to show opposition.

    i was a little puzzled that people would vote "yes" to the development. still shaking my head.

    i was even more puzzled that a woman who lives in Norwood Park voted "yes" and said the building would "beautify" the neighborhood??

    what does she care? shes a full Metra stop away.

    my only conclusion is that the people that voted "yes" have some sort of financial interest and it would benefit them.

    nice job EP residents for going to the meetings.

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    41st Ward panel could vote this week on Edison Park proposal
    by BRIAN NADIG The 41st Ward Zoning Advisory Committee at its meeting today, Jan. 4, is expected to vote on a controversial plan to build a 30-unit condominium complex with a parking garage near the Edison Park Metra Station. The four-story building would be constructed on a 36,000-square-foot parcel at 6649-55 N.
    http://nadignewspapers.com

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Updated Jan 01

Ex-Chicago Top Cop, Who Ran Mobbed-Up Jewelry Theft Ring, Dies

A wake is scheduled from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday at Cumberland Chapels, 8300 W. Lawrence Ave. in Norridge. A funeral Mass is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Juliana Church, 7205 N. Oketo Ave., in Chicago. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery in River Grove.

    Ex-Chicago Top Cop, Who Ran Mobbed-Up Jewelry Theft Ring, Dies
    CHICAGO (CBS) - William Hanhardt, a former high-ranking Chicago Police official who spent years in prison for running a mob-connected jewel-theft ring, has died at age 88. Hanhardt, a former deputy police superintendent and chief of detectives, died Friday at Highland Park Hospital from complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to his family.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

  • I worked with one of this guy's daughters...also a scammer. The apple falls not far from the tree!!!

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Dear santa (ohare noise commission, our aldermen and women and our mayor)

I'd really like the windows, doors, insulation, etc that were promised over two years ago. Our area was approved, phase 17, I went to the meeting, they came and measured and it's been over nine months (sometime maybe in March?) since I've heard BOO. That letter said they'd get to it fall of 2016. Well Happy New Year....

I know I bought in this area, I knew OHare was there but what I didn't realize were all of the new...

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I'd really like the windows, doors, insulation, etc that were promised over two years ago. Our area was approved, phase 17, I went to the meeting, they came and measured and it's been over nine months (sometime maybe in March?) since I've heard BOO. That letter said they'd get to it fall of 2016. Well Happy New Year....

I know I bought in this area, I knew OHare was there but what I didn't realize were all of the new runways going in. Also that they discontinued the last six months of turn taking which has helped with the noise. This last week I've been woken up at 430 by monster jets every day.

It would be nice to hear something, anything. A tax rebate check of 175$ really isn't enough to shut me up.

I almost put my own new windows in but then we were approved so instead I'm waiting. And waiting. And waiting.

Thanks for any update!

Dec 31

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