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Summer Camp 2015 Opportunity Through Your Local American Legion Post #134

Greetings Neighbors,

I am a veteran and member of American Legion Post #134 in Morton Grove serving our neighborhood. I want to present to you an option for a summer camp in 2015 called Illinois Boys State and Illinois GirlsState. The Post will pay for two boys to attend this week long summer camp at Eastern Illinois University from June 13-19. Girls State, which runs June 21-27, and is also at Eastern Illinois University is also available. Youth may attend...

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Greetings Neighbors,

I am a veteran and member of American Legion Post #134 in Morton Grove serving our neighborhood. I want to present to you an option for a summer camp in 2015 called Illinois Boys State and Illinois GirlsState. The Post will pay for two boys to attend this week long summer camp at Eastern Illinois University from June 13-19. Girls State, which runs June 21-27, and is also at Eastern Illinois University is also available. Youth may attend if self-funded too.

More information is available from the respective websites listed below. Please contact me Jac Charlier at jac.charlier@gmail.com with questions.

Illinois Girls State and Boys State is a youth citizenship development initiative of the American Legion. It is for girls and boys who have completd their junior year in high school and have at least one semester/quarter left to complete after attending Illinois Boys State 2015 (June 13-19) or Illinois Girls State (June 21-27). American Legion Post #134 will sponsor two boys to attend for free. Illinois Girls State and Illinois Boys State is held on the campus of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston. If you are interested, please contact Jac Charlier, American Legion Post 134 at jac.charlier@gmail.com.

More information about Illinois Boys State is here: http://illinoisboysstate.org/. More information about Illinois Girls State is here: http://ilala.org/igs.html

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Go FAiR Coalition! Political Noise Pushes Emanuel to Act on O’Hare Noise

**To view the full article, follow this link: http://www.illinoisobserver.net/2015/05/08/political-noise-pushes-emanuel-act-ohare-noise/ **

(Chicago) - Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday evening announced that the federal government will rush a new study on O’Hare jet noise.

By David Ormsby, The Illinois Observer

Emanuel announced last night that the Federal Aviation Administration will expedite a “key” study to review the existing national metric for measuring noise near airports.

Noise complaints have soared since new runways were installed and flight paths activated at the airport in...

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(Chicago) - Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday evening announced that the federal government will rush a new study on O’Hare jet noise.

By David Ormsby, The Illinois Observer

Emanuel announced last night that the Federal Aviation Administration will expedite a “key” study to review the existing national metric for measuring noise near airports.

Noise complaints have soared since new runways were installed and flight paths activated at the airport in 2013.

With both the recent electoral scare faced by 39th Ward Alderman Marge Laurino, the loss of 41st Ward Alderman Mary O’Connor and state lawmakers attacking the noise problem with legislation in Springfield, Emanuel is finally trying to get ahead of a problem that he had previously ignored.

“The response from the Chicago Department of Aviation has been worse than silence,” Jac Charlier, Fair co-founder, said in a statement last year. “Commissioner Andolino has already made up her mind that there will be no change at O’Hare no matter how many citizens demand change, no matter what solutions are proposed and no matter how devastating the impact of her decisions on families, children and seniors, and even entire neighborhoods.”

City Council hearings on the jet noise sought in January 2014 by Laurino and O’Connor, but opposed by Emanuel, went unscheduled, drawing further fire from critics and undermining Laurino politically and in O’Connor’s case, fatally.

Now Emanuel is seeking to rewrite his record on jet noise and using the promises of a federal study and potentially more homeowner sound insulation to pacify homeowners and anti-noise activists.

Whether they buy Emanuel’s new commitment, that remains to be seen.

davidormsby@illinoisobserver.net

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FAiR Coalition On the Radio (again): Thursday, 5/7, 8:35am, WLS890AM....

Please tune in...Thursday, 5/7, 8:35am, WLS890AM....

The voices of a rapidly growing citizen-led movement continue to grow louder over the roar of the planes. FAiR is the leading voice for residents impacted by the October 2013 changes made to takeoff and landing patterns at O'Hare. These changes were made without any real community input.

FAiR seeks a real seat at the O'Hare decision making table for all communities, city and suburbs alike. FAiR works to find solutions to achieve and equitable distribution of air traffic at O'Hare, east and west, north and south, day and night, using all runways, existing and new.
I invite you to join FAiR. www.fairchicago.org

Questions? Please ask. Jac Charlier at jac.charlier@gmail.com

May 06

La Orquesta Sinfónica de Chicago en sinfonía con la comunidad

-North Park Village Nature Center, 5801 N. Pulaski Rd.

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-Davis Square Park – 4430 S. Marshfield Avenue

-Museo Nacional de Arte Mexicano, 1852 W. 19th St.

-Indian Boundary Park, 2500 W. Lunt Ave.

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Updated May 05

FAiR Coalition on the Radio (again) on Wednesday, May 6, at 7:48am, WLS890AM, "BIG" John Howell Show

Please tune in...our voices continue to grow louder over the roar of the planes. FAiR is the leading voice for residents impacted by the October 2013 changes made to takeoff and landing patterns at O'Hare. These changes were made without any real community input.

FAiR seeks a real seat at the O'Hare decision making table for all communities, city and suburbs alike. FAiR works to find solutions to achieve and equitable distribution of air traffic at O'Hare, east and west, north and south, day and night, using all runways, existing and new.

I invite you to join FAiR. www.fairchicago.org

Questions? Please ask. Jac Charlier at jac.charlier@gmail.com

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    Hang tight on this...we have a new date and time and will get that out as soon as we have it.

May 05

We're celebrating North Park Village’s 100th birthday with a year-long series of...

Join us TOMORROW Sat., April 25 from 1-5 p.m. at North Park Village, H Building in the Community Room, 5801 N. Pulaski Rd., for a series of lectures and tours from expert historians. Free admission.

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Host a Youth Artist this Summer from Brazil!

The Neighborhood Connection Project (NCP) is asking for you to consider this tremendous opportunity from our artistic partner Green Star Movement (GSM) to host a high school student from Brazil. Full information is below. NCP Questions? Please ask. Jac Charlier, jac.charlier@gmail.com or Gina Metelica, gina.metelica@gmail.com.

GSM is looking for homestay hosts for 2 high school students (ages 16-18) from Brazil. The students will have a 14 day program in Chicago focused on exploring community engagement through the arts in the...

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The Neighborhood Connection Project (NCP) is asking for you to consider this tremendous opportunity from our artistic partner Green Star Movement (GSM) to host a high school student from Brazil. Full information is below. NCP Questions? Please ask. Jac Charlier, jac.charlier@gmail.com or Gina Metelica, gina.metelica@gmail.com.

GSM is looking for homestay hosts for 2 high school students (ages 16-18) from Brazil. The students will have a 14 day program in Chicago focused on exploring community engagement through the arts in the United States. While in Chicago, the youth artists will complete full-time apprenticeships at Green Star project sites. This is a merit based exchange program for students that have demonstrated leadership in their local community, excelled in the classroom and at a Green Star Movement project site(s) in Brazil this past Winter. This program is sponsored by the MacArthur Foundation and the American Consulate in Brazil.

Upcoming Youth Homestay Hosting Opportunities:
July 18 - July 31, 2015 - Brazil-Chicago Youth Exchange Program

Why become a homestay host?
● Forge life-long friendships
● Learn about new cultures, new cuisine, and new languages
● Be a tourist in your own town
● Introduce your kids to bright, motivated, curious international “siblings”
● Meet emerging young leaders making an impact in government, civil society, and innovations abroad (over 300 delegates have gone on to serve as heads of state!)
● Contribute directly to strengthening U.S. foreign relations

If interested in more information please contact Kamelia Hristeva at kamelia@greenstarmovement.org or at 773-793-3676.

  • The Neighborhood Connection Project is a positive resource for Youth Homestay Hosting Opportunities!

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FAiR Coalition: Call to Action for All FAiR Supporters - Due by Friday, May 1

**The Call to Action instructions are in the first posting below this top post. You can also go to FB or www.fairchicago.org*

Greetings FAiR Members and Supporters,

We have done it again! YOUR voice demanding action from our elected officials has helped move SB 636 and SB 637 out of the House Rules Committee and into the House Transportation Committee. Well done! Pat yourselves on the back and then fire up your phone and computer again...This week, we focus on...

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**The Call to Action instructions are in the first posting below this top post. You can also go to FB or www.fairchicago.org*

Greetings FAiR Members and Supporters,

We have done it again! YOUR voice demanding action from our elected officials has helped move SB 636 and SB 637 out of the House Rules Committee and into the House Transportation Committee. Well done! Pat yourselves on the back and then fire up your phone and computer again...This week, we focus on the next steps to keep these bills moving forward for a full vote in the House.

The House Transportation Committee must vote the bills out of committee to eventually be read (and a final vote taken) by the full House. The committee members need to vote it out of Transportation by FRIDAY, MAY 8. If the bills are still in committee on that date, it's likely that they are dead. Once again, our collective voice and our action is ESSENTIAL RIGHT NOW.

FAiR asks that all members and supporters --city and suburban-- call and email the 9 members of the IL House Transportation Committee AND call and email Mayor Emanuel (phone calls pack more punch and yet both a phone call and email are needed now). While the members have a direct impact through their votes, we know that the mayor can (and does) lobby for legislation. When you call, ask to speak directly with the elected official. If they are not available, leave a message stating exactly what you want. Because this is so time-sensitive, we ask that you do this by Friday, 5/01.

It is incredible that we have had such an impact in such a short amount of time! Let's keep up the pressure and momentum to continue moving forward!

Questions? Please ask. Jac Charlier, jac.charlier@gmail.com

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    Continuation of the top post with Call to Action information:

    If you wish to review the legislation and track its progress, click on the two links below. They will take you to the IL General Assembly website and directly to the legislation.

    SB 636: http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocNum=636&GAID=13&DocTypeID=SB&LegId=84599&SessionID=88&GA=99

    SB 637: http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocNum=637&GAID=13&DocTypeID=SB&LegId=84600&SessionID=88&GA=99

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    Continuation of the top post with Call to Action information:

    If you wish to review the legislation and track its progress, click on the two links below. They will take you to the IL General Assembly website and directly to the legislation.

    SB 636: http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocNum=636&GAID=13&DocTypeID=SB&LegId=84599&SessionID=88&GA=99

    SB 637: http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocNum=637&GAID=13&DocTypeID=SB&LegId=84600&SessionID=88&GA=99

    Phone and email #1 - Due Friday, 5/01

    Contact all 9 members of the House Transportation Committee:
    John D'Amico, Chair, (217) 782-8198, johnd@ilga.gov
    Daniel V. Beiser, Vice-Chair, (217) 782-5996, dvbeiser@sbcglobal.net
    Michael Unes, Republican Spokesperson, (217) 782-8152, repunes@gmail.com
    Avery Bourne, (217) 782-8071, bourne@ilhousegop.org
    Dan Brady, (217) 782-1118, dan@rep-danbrady.com
    Tim Butler, (217) 782-0053, tbutler@hrs.ilga.gov
    Natalie A. Manley, (217) 782-3316, repmanley@gmail.com
    Martin J. Moylan, (217) 782-8007, staterepmoylan@gmail.com
    Al Riley, (217) 558-1007, rep.riley38@sbcglobal.net
    Request that they vote to move SB 636 and SB 637 to the House for a floor vote.
    Stress that this is urgent as the legislation needs to pass before one of the diagonals closes in August and the new runway opens up in October.
    Tell them the effect that the new flight paths have had on your life.
    Follow up with an email to each representative that includes the FAiR Coalition Save the Diagonals flyer (attached to this email - an updated PDF version of the flyer specifically for this effort - the JPG version of the flyer is for social media posting only). You may also wish to mention who your representative is, especially if she/he is a cosponsor of the bill, and if you are a constituent of either Marty Moylan or John D'Amico, both on the Transportation Committee.

    Questions? Please ask. Jac Charlier, jac.charlier@gmail.com

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    **Continuation from top post of the Call to Action**

    Phone calls and emails Part 2 - Due Friday, 5/01

    Contact Mayor Rahm Emanuel
    Phone: 312-744-3300
    Email: https://webapps1.cityofchicago.org/eforms/ (this is a form you’ll have to fill out with name/address as well as complete a “captcha” at bottom)

    **When calling, please insist...

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    Phone calls and emails Part 2 - Due Friday, 5/01

    Contact Mayor Rahm Emanuel
    Phone: 312-744-3300
    Email: https://webapps1.cityofchicago.org/eforms/ (this is a form you’ll have to fill out with name/address as well as complete a “captcha” at bottom)

    **When calling, please insist that the person speaking take a message--leave your name, phone number, and your statement.
    Ask that Mayor Emanuel use his influence to lobby that SB 636 and SB 637 be passed out of Transportation Committee for a full House vote.
    State that you will hold the mayor accountable for the quality of life of communities around O’Hare affected by jet noise and pollution.
    Follow up with an email via the city’s official form (at website above). Adding a short personal note makes your email even more powerful.

    We need each and every person affiliated with FAiR to make these phone calls and send emails by Friday, 5/01.

    Ask your friends and neighbors who may not be FAiR members to do this too.

    It is incredible that we have had such an impact in such a short amount of time! Let’s keep up the pressure and momentum to continue moving forward!

    Questions? Please ask. Jac Charlier, jac.charlier@gmail.com

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Updated Apr 25

How the 100-Year-Old North Park Village Went From Loathed to Loved

Learn more about North Park Village's past and future at Saturday's centennial kick-off celebration. The event will feature a series of brief lectures and tours of the grounds, 1-5 p.m., North Park Village, H Building Community Room, 5801 N. Pulaski Rd.

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This group quickly identified 160 acres of farmland bounded by Peterson, Bryn Mawr, Central and Crawford (now Pulaski) avenues, where North Park Village would come to stand.

  • Hey, Every Block, it's bounded by Central PARK, not Central, which is somewhat further west.

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Apply Now for Summer 2015 Neighborhood Connection Project After School Matters Teen Apprenticeships

Greetings My Neighbors!

That time has arrived once again. Applications are now being taken online by After School Matters for the Summer 2015 (paid) teen apprenticeship positions to work on the Neighborhood Connection Project. NCP will run from the last week of June through the first two weeks of August. New apprentices will be notified late May/early June if they have been selected. Please apply now. Do not wait! Questions? Contact Jac Charlier (jac.charlier@gmail.com) or Gina Metelica (gina.metelica@gmail.com).

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Greetings My Neighbors!

That time has arrived once again. Applications are now being taken online by After School Matters for the Summer 2015 (paid) teen apprenticeship positions to work on the Neighborhood Connection Project. NCP will run from the last week of June through the first two weeks of August. New apprentices will be notified late May/early June if they have been selected. Please apply now. Do not wait! Questions? Contact Jac Charlier (jac.charlier@gmail.com) or Gina Metelica (gina.metelica@gmail.com).

When completed this summer, NCP will be the largest outdoor bricolage mural on Chicago's NW side. NCP is a citizen-led initiative to build community by repairing and beautifying the Metra underpass located at Kinzua, Hiawatha and Lehigh. More information on NCP can be found on Facebook or by contacting Jac Charlier or Gina Metelica.

Hope to see you at NCP this summer!

Green Star Bricolage (GSM) - Neigbhorhood Connection Project (NCP)
Visual Art/Mural
Description: Help create the largest piece of public art on the northwest side of Chicago! Teens work together to design and install a mosaic mural. Participants will learn aspects of design, mirror cutting, mosaic, sculpture, painting and photography. Design, create, and work with professional artists to install a Bricolage mural (an intricate combination of mosaic, sculpture, painting and photography). Participation in a Green Star project can produce positive effects on an individual, community, and neighborhood.
Instructor(s): Erin Bourne, Kamelia Hristeva, Neta Levinson
Schedule: 6/29/2015 - 8/14/2015 [M Tu W Th F (9:00AM-1:00PM)]
Location: NCP
6701 N LEHIGH Avenue
Chicago, IL 60646 Directions

To start your summer 2015 After School Matters Application to become a paid teen apprentice on the Neighborhood Connection Project click here: https://youthreadychicago.cityspan.com/Web/sms/OnlineEnrollment/chicago/Application.asp?Term=Summer2015

Apr 21

BC-IL--Illinois Daybook, IL

CHICAGO - Chicago Park District and North Park Nature Center to celebrate 100th year of village. 1 p.m. H Building. 5801 N. Pulaski Rd. Contact: Zvezdana Kubat. 312-742-4791. Jessica Maxey-Faulkner. 312-742-4786.

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CHICAGO - Metra Board of Directors board meeting, 10:30 a.m. 547 W. Jackson Blvd. Contact: 312-322-6900.

CHICAGO - President and CEO of Choose Chicago Don Welsh speaks at City Club of Chicago 12 p.m. Maggiano's Banquets. 111 W. Grand Ave. Contact: 312-565-6500.

CHICAGO - Sentencing of former state Rep. Derrick Smith, convicted of accepting a bribe from someone seeking a state grant. 10 a.m. Dirksen Federal Building, 219 S. Dearborn St. Before U.S. District Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman, Courtroom 1425. Contact: 312-353-5318.

CHICAGO - The Riverboat Board to meet. 9 a.m. Bilandic Building. 160 N. LaSalle St. Contact: Mary Boruta. 312-814-6190.

CHICAGO - University of Illinois-Chicago holding reception for Water in Art online exhibition of contemporary art focused on society's relationship with water. 7 p.m. Doug Fogelson Studio. 1821 W. Hubbard St. Contact: Brian Flood. 312-996-7681.

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