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Judge throws out more red light camera tickets on Tuesday

Peterson and Pulaski is one of the three Northside intersections where tickets from red light cameras were thrown out by an administrative law judge Tuesday, because the city's own evidence showed the yellow lights did not last long enough.

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Fagel represented the drivers in all three cases, and his own analysis at 6400 North Sheridan showed even shorter yellow lights -- about 2.7 seconds. But Fagel never had to show that to Judge Alfred Quijano.

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FAiR Coalition Announces Our Property Tax Appeal Workshop, August 25, 6pm, Edgebrook Library

PROPERTY TAX APPEAL WORKSHOP

Presented by Fair Allocation in Runways (FAiR) Coalition in conjunction with Cook County Commissioner Bridget Gainer (10th Dist).

Topics will include:
o How to Appeal Your Property Taxes based on Airplane Noise
o Items suggested to include in your appeal
o Range of appeal options

Presenters will include: Commissioner Bridget Gainer's office and a member of the FAiR Coalition who has successfully appealed her property taxes.

Where:
Edgebrook Public Library
Community Room
5331 West Devon Ave...

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PROPERTY TAX APPEAL WORKSHOP

Presented by Fair Allocation in Runways (FAiR) Coalition in conjunction with Cook County Commissioner Bridget Gainer (10th Dist).

Topics will include:
o How to Appeal Your Property Taxes based on Airplane Noise
o Items suggested to include in your appeal
o Range of appeal options

Presenters will include: Commissioner Bridget Gainer's office and a member of the FAiR Coalition who has successfully appealed her property taxes.

Where:
Edgebrook Public Library
Community Room
5331 West Devon Ave

When:
Monday, August 25th
6:00pm to 7:30pm

RSVP: Space is limited so please RSVP with your name, email, county, city, and neighborhood to Lisa Ziems of the FAiR Coalition at: lisaziems@yahoo.com.

Parking: If the Edgebrook Library lot is full, please use metered parking on Devon or park for free east of the library (on the south side of Devon) on Spokane or any of the other non-zoned residential streets.

Questions? Contact Jac Charlier at jac.charlier@gmail.com. Find out more about FAiR at www.fairchicago.org. FAiR is also on Facebook and Twitter @fairchicago.

Fair Allocation in Runways (FAiR) Coalition, a citizen-led initiative that gathers democratically. We are a rapidly growing coalition of citizens and civics on Chicago's NW side and near NW suburbs.

What is FAiR about?

FAiR seeks a real voice at O'Hare to secure an equitable distribution of takeoffs and landings, day and night, east and west, and using all existing runways including the diagonals. FAiR is the leading voice for residents on this issue.

What can you do?
Join FAiR at www.fairchicago.org then

* Sign up for FAiR Coalition emails. Go to www.fairchicago.org and click on "Join Now"
* Sign our online petition
* Report your noise complaints directly through our website at www.fairchicago.org
* Put up a FAiR yard sign
* Distribute FAiR door hangers
* Tell your neighbors about FAiR
* Become active with FAiR in your community

29 hours ago

Hollywood park advisory council

Meeting august 21st at 7 thursday at the park field house. Puppeteer show coming up in september 20th. Please join us.every one and all are welcome and your help and opinion is needed see you all thursda thank you...look us up on the facebook

38 hours ago

We are pleased to announce that the Neighborhood Connection Project Phase II Is Now Complete!

Thanks to all the neighbors who came out to the August 16 Community Celebration. We had about 100 citizens join us to see the fully completed Western wall. Check out more of the final pics on our Facebook page. When finished in summer 2015, NCP will be the largest public outdoor bricolage mural on Chicago's NW side.

Please consider making an online donation safely and securely to support this citizen-led effort to build community. Our GoFundMe link is here: www.gofundme.com/8fhevw...

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Thanks to all the neighbors who came out to the August 16 Community Celebration. We had about 100 citizens join us to see the fully completed Western wall. Check out more of the final pics on our Facebook page. When finished in summer 2015, NCP will be the largest public outdoor bricolage mural on Chicago's NW side.

Please consider making an online donation safely and securely to support this citizen-led effort to build community. Our GoFundMe link is here: www.gofundme.com/8fhevw Your support is appreciated!

For more information about the Neighborhood Connection Project, contact Jac Charlier at jac.charlier@gmail.com or Gina Metelica at gina.metelica@gmail.com

Started in Spring of 2010, the Neighborhood Connection Project (NCP) is a citizen-led initiative to build community by repairing and beautifying the Metra railroad underpass located at Kinzua, Hiawatha and Lehigh. After securing the input and support of a diverse cross section of the citizens, civics, businesses and the wider community, as well as the support of the 41st Ward Aldermanic Office for required pre-beautification repairs to the underpass, we were joined by our ongoing partners, Green Star Movement (GSM) and After School Matters (ASM). Phase I underpass beautification efforts were ready to begin and indeed started finally in Spring 2013. GSM worked with ASM's teen interns and our local artists and community volunteers to produce the mural on the East side of the underpass, which was completed in Summer 2013. We continued together on Phase II completing the West wall work in summer 2014. During summer 2015 we will finish the project. The themes of the mural were decided by the community and the actual art reflects both our neighborhood's history, as well as the greenery and vegetation of the area. Special homage is paid to our Native American predecessors and the famous Hiawatha train that ran on these very tracks.

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All About Turtles at NPV

Sun, Aug 31, 2014 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Bring your turtles, your questions, or just your curiosity to the Turtle Club of the Chicago Herpetological Society's monthly get-together. No registration required.

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Late Great Nocturnal Night at NPV

Fri, Aug 29, 2014 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Drop in on the last Friday of summer months to visit the Nature Center at night. Learn about our nighttime wildlife and look for raccoons, opossums, skunks, and even a flying squirrel. No registration required.

3 days ago

Fly South at NPV

Wed, Aug 27, 2014 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Discover the amazing journey of the monarch butterfly. We?ll walk the preserve looking for the food that helps them map their flight to Mexico, and meet some monarchs close up! Parents/guardians are required to stay with their children throughout the session. Pre-school classes are recommended for children ages 3-6. This topic is repeated four times; please choose just one session to attend. Registration required at 312-744-5472.

3 days ago

Fly South at NPV

Mon, Aug 25, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Discover the amazing journey of the monarch butterfly. We?ll walk the preserve looking for the food that helps them map their flight to Mexico, and meet some monarchs close up! Parents/guardians are required to stay with their children throughout the session. Pre-school classes are recommended for children ages 3-6. This topic is repeated four times; please choose just one session to attend. Registration required at 312-744-5472.

3 days ago

Storytelling Guild Meeting at NPV

Wed, Aug 20, 2014 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Nature Center/North Shore Storytelling Guild meetings are open to all interested in the art of storytelling. No experience necessary. Come to tell or just to listen. Registration required at 312-744-5472.

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It's Finally Here and You Are Invited! The Neighborhood Connection Project Community Celebration

Please join with your neighbors as we gather to celebrate the unveiling of the Western wall of the Neighborhood Connection Project (NCP) summer 2014 bricolage mural. We will meet on Saturday, August 16 @10am at the Metra underpass located at the intersection of Hiawatha and Lehigh in the Edgebrook neighborhood. When completed, NCP will be the largest outdoor public art bricolage mural on Chicago's NW side.

For more information, contact Jac Charlier, jac.charlier@gmail.com or Gina Metelica, gina.metelica@gmail.com. You can also...

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Please join with your neighbors as we gather to celebrate the unveiling of the Western wall of the Neighborhood Connection Project (NCP) summer 2014 bricolage mural. We will meet on Saturday, August 16 @10am at the Metra underpass located at the intersection of Hiawatha and Lehigh in the Edgebrook neighborhood. When completed, NCP will be the largest outdoor public art bricolage mural on Chicago's NW side.

For more information, contact Jac Charlier, jac.charlier@gmail.com or Gina Metelica, gina.metelica@gmail.com. You can also find us on Facebook and YouTube.

Started in Spring of 2010, the Neighborhood Connection Project (NCP) is a citizen-led initiative to build community by repairing and beautifying the Metra railroad underpass located at Kinzua, Hiawatha and Lehigh. After securing the input and support of a diverse cross section of the citizens, civics, businesses and the wider community, as well as the support of the 41st Ward Aldermanic Office, we were joined by our ongoing partners, Green Star Movement (GSM) and After School Matters (ASM). Phase I underpass beautification efforts were ready to begin and indeed started finally in Spring 2013. GSM worked with ASM's teen interns and our local artists and community volunteers to produce the mural on the East side of the underpass, which was completed in Summer 2013. We continued together on Phase II completing the West wall work in summer 2014. During summer 2015 we will finish the project by joining the two bricolage murals together in the center. The joining of the East and West sides of the mosaic will be done in the same way our American railroads were completed...by meeting in the middle with a golden stake. The themes of the mural were decided by the community and the actual art reflects both our neighborhood's history, as well as the greenery and vegetation of the area. Special homage is paid to our Native American predecessors and the famous Hiawatha train that ran on these very tracks.

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Two Days To Go! It's Almost Here! Community Celebration Summer 2014

Only two more days until the Neighborhood Connection Project Summer 2014 Community Celebration on Saturday, August 16 at 10am. Join us for what will be a great celebration of the unveiling of the Western wall bricolage mural. Meet the artists! Meet the volunteers! Meet new neighbors! Be part of community through art and action! The underpass is located at the corner of Hiawatha and Lehigh in Chicago's Edgebrook neighborhood.

For more information about the Neighborhood Connection Project, contact Jac Charlier...

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Only two more days until the Neighborhood Connection Project Summer 2014 Community Celebration on Saturday, August 16 at 10am. Join us for what will be a great celebration of the unveiling of the Western wall bricolage mural. Meet the artists! Meet the volunteers! Meet new neighbors! Be part of community through art and action! The underpass is located at the corner of Hiawatha and Lehigh in Chicago's Edgebrook neighborhood.

For more information about the Neighborhood Connection Project, contact Jac Charlier at jac.charlier@gmail.com or Gina Metelica at gina.metelica@gmail.com

Upon completion, NCP will be the largest outdoor public art bricolage mural on Chicago's Northwest side. Started in Spring of 2010, the Neighborhood Connection Project (NCP) is a citizen-led initiative to build community by repairing and beautifying the Metra railroad underpass located at Kinzua, Hiawatha and Lehigh. After securing the input and support of a diverse cross section of the citizens, civics, businesses and the wider community, as well as the support of the 41st Ward Aldermanic Office for required pre-beautification repairs to the underpass, we were joined by our ongoing partners, Green Star Movement (GSM) and After School Matters (ASM). Phase I underpass beautification efforts were ready to begin and indeed started finally in Spring 2013. GSM worked with ASM's teen interns and our local artists and community volunteers to produce the mural on the East side of the underpass, which was completed in Summer 2013. We continued together on Phase II completing the West wall work in summer 2014. During summer 2015 we will finish the project by joining the two bricolage murals together in the center. The themes of the mural were decided by the community and the actual art reflects both our neighborhood's history, as well as the greenery and vegetation of the area. Special homage is paid to our Native American predecessors and the Hiawatha train that ran on the tracks.

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The Final Countdown... Only 3 Days To Go!!! The Neighborhood Connection Project

Come on over to join with neighbors for the Neighborhood Connection Project Summer 2014 Community Celebration on Saturday, August 16 @10am... Let's celebrate together again as we did last summer!

For more information about the Neighborhood Connection Project, contact Jac Charlier at jac.charlier@gmail.com or Gina Metelica at gina.metelica@gmail.com

Started in Spring of 2010, the Neighborhood Connection Project (NCP) is a citizen-led initiative to build community by repairing and beautifying the Metra railroad underpass located at Kinzua, Hiawatha and Lehigh. After...

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Come on over to join with neighbors for the Neighborhood Connection Project Summer 2014 Community Celebration on Saturday, August 16 @10am... Let's celebrate together again as we did last summer!

For more information about the Neighborhood Connection Project, contact Jac Charlier at jac.charlier@gmail.com or Gina Metelica at gina.metelica@gmail.com

Started in Spring of 2010, the Neighborhood Connection Project (NCP) is a citizen-led initiative to build community by repairing and beautifying the Metra railroad underpass located at Kinzua, Hiawatha and Lehigh. After securing the input and support of a diverse cross section of the citizens, civics, businesses and the wider community, as well as the support of the 41st Ward Aldermanic Office for required pre-beautification repairs to the underpass, we were joined by our ongoing partners, Green Star Movement (GSM) and After School Matters (ASM). Phase I underpass beautification efforts were ready to begin and indeed started finally in Spring 2013. GSM worked with ASM's teen interns and our local artists and community volunteers to produce the mural on the East side of the underpass, which was completed in Summer 2013. We continued together on Phase II completing the West wall work in summer 2014. During summer 2015 we will finish the project. The themes of the mural were decided by the community and the actual art reflects both our neighborhood's history, as well as the greenery and vegetation of the area. Special homage is paid to our Native American predecessors and the famous Hiawatha train that ran on these very tracks. Upon completion, NCP will be the largest outdoor public art bricolage mural on Chicago's Northwest side.

So far, the NCP community includes:
300+ citizens
60 teen apprentices
23 businesses
7 artists
4 local civics
2 government agencies
1 Alderwoman
1 Chamber of Commerce
1 Public Library
1 Railroad Historical Society
Green Star Movement
After School Matters

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Only 5 Days To Go Until the Neighborhood Connection Project Summer 2014 Community Celebration

You are invited on Saturday, August 16, at 10am to the Neighborhood Connection Project Summer 2014 Community Celebration of the completion of Phase II work on the Metra underpass located at Kinzua, Hiawatha and Lehigh. We will celebrate that 2/3rds of the mural is now complete. Join with your neighbors in this wonderful celebration of building community. Questions? Please ask Jac Charlier at jac.charlier@gmail.com.

**Started in Spring of 2010, the Neighborhood Connection Project (NCP) is a citizen-led initiative to build...

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You are invited on Saturday, August 16, at 10am to the Neighborhood Connection Project Summer 2014 Community Celebration of the completion of Phase II work on the Metra underpass located at Kinzua, Hiawatha and Lehigh. We will celebrate that 2/3rds of the mural is now complete. Join with your neighbors in this wonderful celebration of building community. Questions? Please ask Jac Charlier at jac.charlier@gmail.com.

**Started in Spring of 2010, the Neighborhood Connection Project (NCP) is a citizen-led initiative to build community by beautifying the Metra railroad underpass located at Kinzua, Hiawatha and Lehigh. After securing the support of a diverse cross section of the citizens, civics, businesses and the community, as well as the support of the 41st Ward Aldermanic Office, we were joined by our ongoing partners, Green Star Movement (GSM) and After School Matters (ASM). Phase I underpass beautification efforts were completed in Spring 2013. GSM worked with ASM's teen interns and our local artists and community volunteers to produce the mural on the East side of the underpass, which was completed in Summer 2013. We continued together on Phase II completing the West wall work in summer 2014. During summer 2015 we will finish the project by joining the two bricolage murals together in the center. The themes of the mural were decided by the community and the actual art reflects both our neighborhood's history, as well as the greenery and vegetation of the area. Special homage is paid to our Native American predecessors and the famous Hiawatha train that ran on these very tracks. Upon completion, NCP will be the largest outdoor public art bricolage mural on Chicago's Northwest side.

The NCP community includes:

* 300+ citizens
* 60 teen apprentices
* 23 businesses
* 7 artists
* 4 local civics
* 2 government agencies
* 1 Alderwoman
* 1 Chamber of Commerce
* 1 Public Library
* 1 Railroad Historical Society

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Updated Aug 11

WBBM (AM720, 105.9FM) Radio Interview with FAiR Coalition - Sunday, 8/10, @9:30am and @9:30pm

Interested in learning more about the Fair Allocation in Runways (FAiR) Coaltion as it finds community-based solutions for the massive increase in airplane noise and pollution resultnig from the October 2013 changes made at O'Hare without any real community input? Then tune in to the WBBM (AM 780 and 105.9.FM) show "At Issue" will feature the FAiR Coalition and the O'Hare Issue on Sunday, 8/10, at 9:30am and then again at 9:30pm. It will also be on WXRT (93.1FM) radio...

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Interested in learning more about the Fair Allocation in Runways (FAiR) Coaltion as it finds community-based solutions for the massive increase in airplane noise and pollution resultnig from the October 2013 changes made at O'Hare without any real community input? Then tune in to the WBBM (AM 780 and 105.9.FM) show "At Issue" will feature the FAiR Coalition and the O'Hare Issue on Sunday, 8/10, at 9:30am and then again at 9:30pm. It will also be on WXRT (93.1FM) radio on Sunday, 8/10, at 6am.

What is FAiR about?

FAiR seeks a real voice at O'Hare to secure an equitable distribution of takeoffs and landings, day and night, east and west, and using all existing runways including the diagonals. FAiR is the leading voice for residents on this issue.

Questions? Please ask. Jac Charlier - jac.charlier@gmail.com See you around our neighborhood.

  • Quick question: I was under the impression that the runways would go east west with landings coming from the east and take-offs going west. Just asking because I have seen take-offs coming over Edgebrook in the past week or so and it is adding to the noise.

  • RobertFG local booster, active neighbor

    What you note is the typical scenario under the new utilization plan, but the runways are still bound to wind direction. So when the wind is straight out of the east planes will land from the west and take off towards the east. Because they are using the diagonals less - if at all - means that wind directions that would have put departures and arrivals on them are now pushed onto the parallels, hugely increasing the flights over the east and west of ORD.

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WBBM Story about the Massive Increase in O'Hare Noise We Are All Experiencing...

"Please use the link below for quick read from CBS News about the Massive Increase in O'Hare Noise We Are All Experiencing...

"FAA Understatement Of O’Hare Traffic Changes Was “Strategic”

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2014/08/08/activists-accuse-city-and-faa-of-conspiring-to-hide-impact-of-ohare-noise/

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Aug 09

Creating Art with Natural Materials at NPV

Sat, Aug 23, 2014 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Join professional artist Theresa Hicks to create art using natural materials. A wisp of tall grass, a bit of soil, a gnarled twig, a hickory nut are all found treasures from nature to learn from and create with. Registration required at 312-744-5472.

Aug 09

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