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Olympia Park tress cutdown??

Does anyone know why all of those beautiful big old trees at Olympia Park were cut down?? There are now a ton of "stumps" there where these giant old trees have been standing since my childhood. I called the park and was told something about "disease" but I am incredulous. Also, one of the "stumps" now has some kind of painted mural applied to it. This is WAY ugly and now the park is starting to look more like an "inner city" park instead of the nice green haven it always has been. Anybody know what really happened and why these trees were removed??

  • I wasn't aware that my hollow centered tree was dead until someone pointed out the signs. There was new growth but it was only on the lower half. No leaves or anything on top. And then there were all the small holes in the trunk that the ash bug makes.

  • The Ash trees were being destroyed by the Emerald Ash Borer and had to come down before they fell. They attack from the top down.

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Updated 47 hours ago

internet Service Providers OTHER than AT&T??

Our internet AT&T service is horrible, cutting out once every 5 minutes or so. I was even warned this by the AT&T installer, that Edison Park was a "spotty zone" (but dumb me went ahead with it anyway). I know from some neighbors that this seems to be a common issue with AT&T around Edison Park (at least in some parts)--is anyone using another service provider they can recommend? I keep getting marketing mail from Clear, but I've also heard that their service is spotty, depending on your location. Any suggestions?

  • CWCEdisonPark Olympia Park

    I just switched from Direct TV to Comcast. Bundled cable, phone and internet. So far happy, and less expensive than ATT for phone/internet, and Direct TV for cable.

  • howiehandles NW sider

    Neighbors have Clear, and they love it. However, I don't know if they use abuse it as much as I do, doubt it. As a former manager of SBC/AT&T, your mileage may vary. But I'd stay away from them. My mother is in Norwood Park (by Res), and her DSL...

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    Neighbors have Clear, and they love it. However, I don't know if they use abuse it as much as I do, doubt it. As a former manager of SBC/AT&T, your mileage may vary. But I'd stay away from them. My mother is in Norwood Park (by Res), and her DSL is spotty at best. Older areas are not going to receive new plant (cables), as its too expensive to do so. Newer areas are usually going to have better quality service. And while there are some good techs out there, I have some stories of some of the shortcuts I've seen some of the techs do.

  • I've been in Norwood Park for a few months now but have had spotty Comcast. About 5-6 outages lasting from 20min to a couple hours.

    Anyone else have good luck with Clear?

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Car crash and suspects on foot Monday evening 8/25

I just got a text saying there was a police chase and the suspects car crashed around NW Hwy and Overhill. Suspects ran North on Overhill. All I know right now. Lock your doors, alert your neighbors. I believe this to be true, but is coming to me in pieces.

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    Ms. Collins is asking for $347.67:
    My students need six sets of headphones, a headphone splitter, and an ipod for a listening center. The listening center will improve literacy and listening skills.
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Olympia Park

Hi, Just wanted to say that whoever came up with the idea of those containers for doggy bags is a genius!!!!! Now, if we can only remind the dogs owners to pick up after their pooches!!!!!!!

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Among all of the issues we voice here, what is your #1 concern?

Mine is the increased amount of crime/break-ins.

  • Having a grocery store at Devon/Milwaukee is a convenience I miss. I support local business like Happy Foods but they can't compete with the breadth of offerings at a Jewel, etc.
    Shop and Save...your public awaits you!!!

  • Thread was listed under Edison Park. Devon / Milwaukee is Norwood so I believe losing the Dominick's was probably a hit over there for convenience. As far as Edison Park goes I believe it's a very convenient location and Ebinger is an awesome elementary school. Plus it's nice to have 4 parks within walking distance to my crib

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  • Garage sale

    7357 N. Odell Ave. August 23, 2014 @ See description

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Updated Aug 19

child care

My wife and I are looking for a person who runs a child care program out of their house. We are looking for service starting after the 1st of the year as our daughter will be 10 months. This would be Monday-Friday with holidays off.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

  • Patti o Neighborhood watch

    Hi everyone! My name is Patti. I am available for your babysitting needs beginning in September in my home. Times available are 6am-4pm M-F. I currently babysit for a family in the neighborhood. I have experience with 6wk olds - 10 year olds, and am an active member of the community. I worked in preschool for 7 years and Aide religious Ed. @ St Thecla Parish. Please call 7736967227 Thank you!

  • I know Patti, she left out she's a great mom of 4 awesome kids!!

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Avondale and Devon: NEED a stop light. Legal liability and hazard

Hello,
The area by the Alderwoman's Restaurant....Devon and Avondale in Edison Park is a real hazard for pedestrians as well as automobiles. We need a stop light there. It is a legal liability and an accident waiting to happen. Too many cars trying to criss cross and as a pedestrian it is quite a danger to cross the street there. I am not talking about this being a danger because of that construction on the corner. I am talking about ALL THE TIME. Please take care of this alderwoman if you read this. Thank you.

  • I recommend crossing at Olcott if you don't want to dodge the texters not paying attention

  • Erin23...O'Connnor's business is EXACTLY where it was suggested that there be an increased level of traffic control more conducive to foot and auto traffic...so yes this is about her and her business and a conflict of interest.

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Chicago Pet Rescue Charity Rummage Sale

Tue, Aug 19, 2014 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Clean out your closets for homeless animals or stop by to shop for a bargain, that will help save a life. All funds raised will go towards supplies & veterinary bills for CPR's homeless animals. Please visit our website for more information: www.chicagopetrescue.org.

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Updated Aug 18

Thanks CPD, and whoever else provided security at Olympia Park

What a difference compared to prior EP Fest weekends. Thank you SO MUCH for being there and controlling the activity in Olympia Park and protecting the area. :)

  • There was violence at Olympia park last night. There was a neighborhood kid sucker punched and sent to the ER.

  • CWCEdisonPark Olympia Park

    OMG - what time was that at? I hope the kid is OK. I thought they had it under control. It was better than previous years, but one person injured is one too many.

  • Yes, It was very noticeable on the heightened security at Olympia Park. Thank you EP Chamber of Commerce and CPD. The kids were cleared from the park every night by 10:30. Sunday night the police didn't even allow the kids to hang out there. Only damage heard about at Olympia park was the graffati on the building and trash/broken bottles etc. at the park. .

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