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Your Community Needs You! One Last Time for 2014....

The Neighborhood Connection Project (NCP) is in need of your generous assistance. One hour of your time is kindly requested on Saturday, October 4 between 10am-12pm to help get the bricolage underpass mural ready for winter and cleaned up. We'll be raking, watering, planting, cleaning, mowing (and other things that end in "ing") our shared underpass and public space. The underpass is located at Hiawatha and Lehigh. **CPS students needing service hours are welcome!** On this effort, the Neighborhood Connection...

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The Neighborhood Connection Project (NCP) is in need of your generous assistance. One hour of your time is kindly requested on Saturday, October 4 between 10am-12pm to help get the bricolage underpass mural ready for winter and cleaned up. We'll be raking, watering, planting, cleaning, mowing (and other things that end in "ing") our shared underpass and public space. The underpass is located at Hiawatha and Lehigh. **CPS students needing service hours are welcome!** On this effort, the Neighborhood Connection Project is pleased to partner with yet another community institution, Park Community Church (located on Touhy Avenue across from Target). For more information on this fun way to improve your neighborhood, contact Kristin Ciarrachi (longtime Edgebrook resident) at kciarrachi@parkcommunitychurch.org.

To RSVP please go to October 4 event on EveryBlock.

For more information about the Neighborhood Connection Project, check us out on Facebook or contact Jac Charlier at jac.charlier@gmail.com or Gina Metelica at gina.metelica@gmail.com. NCP is pleased to partner with After School Matters and Green Star Movement.

As part of its vision to renew Chicago, Park Community seeks to build the goodness and greatness of the city we all love. As we continue to partner with community leaders, organizations and neighbors we seek to make a positive lasting difference throughout Chicago.

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Neighborhood Connection Project Winter Prep and Cleanup - Saturday, 10/4 @10am

Your community needs you! One hour of your time is kindly requested on Saturday, October 4 between 10am-12pm to help get the bricolage underpass mural ready for winter and cleaned up. We'll be raking, watering, planting, cleaning, mowing (and other things that end in "ing") our shared underpass and public space. Your help is needed to get this done. CPS students needing service hours are welcome! For more information on this fun way to improve your neighborhood, contact Kristin Ciarrachi...

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Your community needs you! One hour of your time is kindly requested on Saturday, October 4 between 10am-12pm to help get the bricolage underpass mural ready for winter and cleaned up. We'll be raking, watering, planting, cleaning, mowing (and other things that end in "ing") our shared underpass and public space. Your help is needed to get this done. CPS students needing service hours are welcome! For more information on this fun way to improve your neighborhood, contact Kristin Ciarrachi (longtime Edgebrook resident) at kciarrachi@parkcommunitychurch.org.

For this effort, the Neighborhood Connection Project (NCP) is pleased to partner with yet another community institution, Park Community Church (located on Touhy Avenue across from Target).

For more information about the Neighborhood Connection Project, check us out on Facebook or contact Jac Charlier at jac.charlier@gmail.com.

As part of its vision to renew Chicago, Park Community seeks to build the goodness and greatness of the city we all love. As we continue to partner with community leaders, organizations and neighbors we seek to make a positive lasting difference throughout Chicago.

About NCP: 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. We are joined by our ongoing partners, various civics, chambers, Alderman, Green Star Movement and After School Matters. Phase I underpass was completed in August 2013 and Phase II was completed in August 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. 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.

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Neighborhood Connection Project - Marti Corcoran, Neighbor Extraordinaire - One Last Blast for 2014

As the Neighborhood Connection Project (NCP) Phase II summer 2014 gets ready to come to a close, we wanted to share with you one last blast. Pictured here is Marti Corcoran along with NCP leadership from L to R Marie Hoag, Jac Charlier, Rick Graham and Gina Metelica (Laura Guenther is not pictured). Marti presented to NCP a very generous check for $5,000. This was the max amount we could receive based on a dollar-for-dollar match that NCP achieved thanks...

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As the Neighborhood Connection Project (NCP) Phase II summer 2014 gets ready to come to a close, we wanted to share with you one last blast. Pictured here is Marti Corcoran along with NCP leadership from L to R Marie Hoag, Jac Charlier, Rick Graham and Gina Metelica (Laura Guenther is not pictured). Marti presented to NCP a very generous check for $5,000. This was the max amount we could receive based on a dollar-for-dollar match that NCP achieved thanks to generous neighbors. Now that's the big check in more ways than one!

On behalf of NCP, I want to thank Marti for her early, generous and ongoing support. It's a pleasure to work side-by-side with you in our community. Thank you Marti!

Marti is a longtime Edgebrook resident, respected community leader and highly successful Century21 realtor.

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. We are joined by our ongoing partners, Green Star Movement (GSM) and After School Matters (ASM). Phase I underpass beautification efforts were completed in summer 2013. GSM worked with ASM's teen interns and our local artists and community volunteers. We completed Phase II when the West wall work was completed in August 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.

For more information contact Jac Charlier at jac.charlier@gmail.com.

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Patriot's Day - Thursday, September 11 - Flag at Half Staff

In accordance with Public Law 107-89, the President of the United States is requested to issue a proclamation (per the requirements of Flag Code section 7(m)) for the United States Flag to be displayed at half-staff for the day on Patriot Day, Thursday, September 11.

The full text of the Presidential proclamation, when posted, may be found here from the White House Website: http://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions

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FAiR Coalition Moves Another Step Closer to Success

Here's just one of the many media stories from this week about the outstanding work the Fair Allocationin Runways (FAiR) Coalition is doing as the leading voice for residents impacted by the October 2013 changes made to the O'Hare runway takeoff/landing patterns. We know these changes were made without any real community input.

I invite you again to join the Fair Allocation in Runways (FAiR) Coalition. FAiR is the leading voice for residents impacted by the October 2013 changes made...

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Here's just one of the many media stories from this week about the outstanding work the Fair Allocationin Runways (FAiR) Coalition is doing as the leading voice for residents impacted by the October 2013 changes made to the O'Hare runway takeoff/landing patterns. We know these changes were made without any real community input.

I invite you again to join the Fair Allocation in Runways (FAiR) Coalition. FAiR is the leading voice for residents impacted by the October 2013 changes made at O'Hare. Those changes were made without any real community input. Solutions to the issue of O'Hare are best trusted in the hands of citizens.

Contact me at jac.charlier@gmail.com or go to www.fairchicago.com

CHICAGO SUN TIMES - 9/7/2014
Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s City Council floor leader would get a seat on the O’Hare Noise Commission — even though his ward is 12 miles away from O’Hare — under a mayoral plan advanced Wednesday that prompted other aldermen to say, “me, too.”

If the full City Council signs off on the ordinance advanced by the Aviation Committee, Ald. Pat O’Connor (40th) would become the sixth Chicago alderman with a seat on the commission charged with supervising the nation's leading residential sound insulation program and monitoring a Fly Quiet Program tailor-made to reduce night-time noise over residential areas.

Those complaints have skyrocketed — and poured in from areas like O’Connor’s previously exempt from jet noise — because of jets using O’Hare’s new east-west runway....

...Twenty-nine suburbs, Cook County, Chicago and 16 school districts also have seats. Jac Charlier, a leader of the Fair Allocation in Runways coalition, has argued that the 33rd 35th, 46th, 47th, 48th, 49th and 50th wards also should get seats, as well as any newly affected suburbs.

Full story link here: http://politics.suntimes.com/article/chicago/emanuels-floor-leader-take-seat-ohare-noise-commission/wed-09032014-426pm

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Appeal Your Residential Property Taxes - Fair Allocation in Runways (FAiR) Coalition

The FAiR Coalition invites you to appeal your residential property taxes based on the massive increase in airplane traffic, noise and pollution resulting from the October 2013 runway takeoff and landing pattern changes made at O'Hare WITHOUT ANY REAL COMMUNITY INPUT. Via our website, FAiR provides you with easily downloadable supporting documentation to appeal your residential property taxes based on more planes, noise and pollution which might be impacting your community and reducing your quality of life. Click here now...

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The FAiR Coalition invites you to appeal your residential property taxes based on the massive increase in airplane traffic, noise and pollution resulting from the October 2013 runway takeoff and landing pattern changes made at O'Hare WITHOUT ANY REAL COMMUNITY INPUT. Via our website, FAiR provides you with easily downloadable supporting documentation to appeal your residential property taxes based on more planes, noise and pollution which might be impacting your community and reducing your quality of life. Click here now to go to the FAiR Property Tax Appeal Page to download the necessary forms and property tax appeal packet: www.fairchicago.org/property-tax-appeals...

Once you have completd the residential property tax appeal paperwork, you must then submit your residential property tax appeal to the Cook County Assessor's Office. Do not submit your residential property tax appeal to FAiR. FAiR cannot process your appeal for you.

If applicable, people are entitled to appeal their residential property taxes during a limited window of time following the assessment period. The Jefferson Township appeal period ends September 4, 2014. Other townships including Niles and Maine also have appeal period deadlines. Please check the Cook County Assessor's Office for those dates by clicking here: http://www.cookcountyassessor.com/appdea

FAiR has no say in the residential property tax appeal decision making process. FAiR neither implies nor guarantees any specific outcome if you choose to appeal your residential property taxes. You may lose your property tax appeal and you might not receive a reduction in your residential property taxes. FAiR does not receive nor solicit any funds regarding residential property tax appeals. FAiR does not provide any guidance on the technical details of the appeal process. Please contact the Cook County Assessor's office for more information on the appeal process, your rights and any other information regarding your appeal.

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