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Fox or Coyote?

Just an FYI...Not sure if it was a Fox or a Coyote, but we had a visitor last night between 9:00 - 10:30 at the 6200 block of Olcott. I believe it was a Fox, but not sure. It roamed back and forth between Palatine and Clarence during the listed time frame. It was sitting in front of my house 6252, then hit Palatine where an animal scream was heard and then we saw it again across the street, entering the 2 yards. I was afraid to let Maggie out at midnight so the "puppy pad" was put down in case.

Please keep an eye out when letting out your pets.

  • Maybe not six foot fences but definitely the four foot chain link fences they can. This past winter, we saw large coyote tracks in the snow in the morning where they came in over our gate at the alley, roamed around our yard and then hopped over the fence and landed in our neighbor's yard....

    Edison Park = Animal Kingdom

  • I watched one go over a 6 ft chain link fence into the monastery property.

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Heating - A/C recommendation.

I need some repairs done on my furnace. Can anybody recommend the name of a good, reasonably priced company.

Thanks

  • I have used I - temp several times as well. Very reasonably priced. Great working manners. 773-704-0640

  • Neighbor and I have used Al Air several times. Very responsive/reasonable.

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CPS International Baccalaureate program grows to five more schools

...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...

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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...

...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...

...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...

  • BTD

    Studies show that kids who speak more than one language are better equipped to learn and have better critical thinking skills. CPS and the parents need to figure out how to use this to the child's advantage in home where English Is a second language.

  • imagine imagine all the people living life in peace

    The sad reality is BTD is that there are many parents (the ones who complain the most) who themselves do not speak, read or write english! They always have someone speak for them. Now that's a joke. Even those who have been here for years. Never even cared to learn....

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    The sad reality is BTD is that there are many parents (the ones who complain the most) who themselves do not speak, read or write english! They always have someone speak for them. Now that's a joke. Even those who have been here for years. Never even cared to learn. I for one am glad my kids are all past it now. My son found grade school to boring and easy. It wan't until he tested for Mount Carmel, was it realized he was a fast learner. Even with all those tests they take , he would score high but, there were no classes for excelled kids. He was actually taking college credit classes at Mount Carmel. Did very well too. College as well, finished that last year. Walked into his dream job thanks to him doing a summer internship, signed a contract with the company halfway through his senior year in college. The saw his knowledge of computers. he always loved the guts of one. it has served him well. Very well. It is very nice to see that kids who do and can excel faster now will have a better chance at it now. They are no longer being held on hold to sorta get brain rot. In so many homes today kids are on their own. Sad reality. Their own parents do not have a education and or cannot help with homework due to the lack of language skills. I see it as parental failure rather then a failure of the school. Pretty soon, all the schools will be privately owned and there will no longer be a CPS! Think about it .No more unions to have to put up with and all the other nastiness. And there isn't going to be anything The Unions can do. Food for thought.

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Financial Planner

Does anyone have the name of a good, trustworthy financial planner that they can recommend.

  • Jen

    Jack Walsh at Northwestern Mutual. He is a great guy that I both use and work for. Very honest and a straight shooter who looks to do what is best for the client, not what is best for him. Call me at 847-663-7762 and I would be happy to talk...

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    Jack Walsh at Northwestern Mutual. He is a great guy that I both use and work for. Very honest and a straight shooter who looks to do what is best for the client, not what is best for him. Call me at 847-663-7762 and I would be happy to talk with you about our practice and set up a time to meet with Jack if you are interested. You can also call him directly on his cell at 312-505-4311. His office and is in Skokie and he will meet where ever is convenient for you, suburbs or city. A lot of clients even do a phone conference if their schedules are too hectic to meet. There is no hard sell or annoying calls if you are not interested, and never any cost to meet with Jack. -Jennifer

  • AG

    Also give Edward Hanna a call. He has over 20 years experience, will arrange a time to meet with you for a free consultation, 708.655.4357 Highly recommended has over a 1000 clients, multiple professional licenses and 2 offices. My name is Andria if you want to discuss further 773.699.8634

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Montessori Learning Center

Hi,
I'm looking at pre-schools for my 2 year old in Edison Park. Can anyone share their experience at the Montessori Learning Center at Pratt and Oliphant? Any other suggestions for a good toddler preschool/daycare center?
Thanks!

  • Jenny - my son is 5 1/2 and has been going there since he was 3. We absolutely love it there. Ms. Soossan is the director/owner and she is fantastic. My son has learned so much there. Our twin girls will be going there as soon as they are 2. I think there is an option to send a private message through every block, so if you have additional questions, please send me a message. Thanks!

  • We have two kids there and love it. The staff has always been great with our kids. Feel free to also contact me.

  • Thanks Christy and Chris.

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  • Ebinger Elementary School reviewed by a parent

    Great principal, fantastic supportive and caring parents. Fund raisers continue to be utilized to support programs for the school. Ongoing changes have been implemented-many art programs have been created, computer lab is up and running, smart boards in each room and iPad carts are available. Now they are focusing on improving the Physical Education (grounds and programs) for the school. Theyh ave Math Night, Literacy Night and Science Night for families to involve their kids. There are off-campus trips for 4th (White Pines Ranch), 6th (New York) and 8th (Washington DC) graders. Principal meets with parents 1x/month. Doors are open for communication. Needs: upgrade rating system for grading especially the exploratory classes. Additionally kids with higher academic prospects need to be challenged and upper grade teachers need to be more creative to motivate their students.

    Ebinger Elementary School (7350 West Pratt Avenue) Published on GreatSchools April 21, 2014

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What Chicago elementary schools are going International Baccalaureate?

• Christian Ebinger Elementary School, 7350 W. Pratt Ave.

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• Louis A. Agassiz Elementary School, 2851 N. Seminary Ave.

• Bernhard Moos Elementary School, 1711 N California Ave.

• William H. Seward Communication Arts Academy Elementary, 4600 S. Hermitage Ave.

A fifth school, Helen Peirce International Studies Elementary School, 1423 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., is expanding its IB program to include students up to age 12. That would make Peirce the city's eighth elementary school with a full IB program.

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CPS to expand IB program to five more schools

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

This article has 4 other Chicago locations (Show)

...in grades six through eight, Chicago Public Schools announced Monday: Louis A. Agassiz Elementary School, 2851 N Seminary; Christian Ebinger Elementary School, 7350 W. Pratt; Bernhard Moos Elementary School, 1711 N California; and...

...School, 2851 N Seminary; Christian Ebinger Elementary School, 7350 W. Pratt; Bernhard Moos Elementary School, 1711 N California; and William H. Seward Communication Arts Academy ES, 4600 S. Hermitage. The fifth school, Helen...

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

...Communication Arts Academy ES, 4600 S. Hermitage. The fifth school, Helen Peirce International Studies ES, 1423 W. Bryn Mawr, will add students in kindergarten through fifth grade, according to the mayor’s office...

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Mayor Emanuel, Chicago Park District to Rehab, Build 103 Playgrounds this Year

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Chicago Park District General Superintendent Michael P. Kelly, Friends of the Park officials and community members broke ground today to build new playgrounds at Lindblom Park, Murray Park and Kucinski-Murphy Park. These three playgrounds are part of the 103 neighborhood playgrounds that will be refurbished or built across the City in 2014.

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  • The Mom long shadow

    Parks, pot holes and CTA stations?

    WITH WHAT YOU BASTARDS STOLE FROM HEALTH CARE AND PENSIONS!

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    ERECT NEW 2 STORY FRAME RESIDENCE ON EXISTING FOUNDATION. SIZE & SCOPE TO REMAIN THE SAME. REVISION TO PERMIT #100508105. RAISE BUILDING BY +2'-4 ONLY & ADD A SUMP PUMP.

    7259 N. Oriole Ave. Issued April 14, 2014 Comment

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Harlem and devon

Does anyone know what happened late Friday at Harlem and Devon? Lots of flashing red and blue lights.

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