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Educational Camps in Our Neighborhood?

As Christmas nears, some summer camp registrations open up, like Chicago Botanic Garden and Camp Invention, as per links below. Some camps provide an incentive for signing up earlier like the opportunity to break up the payment into installments or getting some upfront discount. However, many quality camps are far away from home and we often wonder why?

Some high schools have realized that offering their space for summer camps is a win-win for all the parties involved. Resurrection H.S....

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As Christmas nears, some summer camp registrations open up, like Chicago Botanic Garden and Camp Invention, as per links below. Some camps provide an incentive for signing up earlier like the opportunity to break up the payment into installments or getting some upfront discount. However, many quality camps are far away from home and we often wonder why?

Some high schools have realized that offering their space for summer camps is a win-win for all the parties involved. Resurrection H.S. offers a hugely attended Camp Invention. DePaul College Prep, previously known as Gordon Tech, offers Green Apple Campus. Whether these schools charge for summer freed-up space or not, the camps can act as their marketing tool and buildup their good neighbor image. The program providers get both transactional and relational rewards. And, the local families benefit in a number of ways, like the nearby location, hopefully the neighborhood-adjusted-cost and get acquainted with the local educational providers.

During my recent conversation with Intrinsic Schools, based on my own experience with the CPS programming and from reading about ACT testing and beyond, I realized that our children are greatly in need of writing workshops, not just a stronger STEAM focus, which rightfully gets lots of attention due to its own merits. Since writing is not being tested on standardized tests, I found that it is not the focal point of the school experience.

I hope that our community leaders will find ways to fill this writing void with companies like 826CHI and will address other well-known educational needs by leveraging their relationships and other resources.

http://inventnow-web.ungerboeck.com/programsearch/moreinfo.aspx?event=11724
http://www.chicagobotanic.org/camp/summercamp
http://www.826chi.org/writeourfuture/

26 hours ago

Updated 6 min ago

Someone rummaged through our car at Grace and Kildare.

My wife and I were leaving for work this morning and noticed that someone had entered our car last night. They may have stolen a radar detector that we never use, but thankfully they left our stroller and carseat. No signs of forced entry... Just a pile of stuff that is usually in our glove box was on our passenger seat. We also believe that this happened previously... roughly a week ago. Has anyone else had any problems?

  • I have seen the homeless trying all the doors of the parked cars in hope of finding one open in order to have a place to sleep for the night.

  • I left one of my vehicle doors open and someone went thru my vehicle as well, Also on Laramie. They didn't take anything, But they were kind enough to leave their house keys behind! they must have got scared because they didn't even take my spare change

26 hours ago

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  • You a person of strong character, Only Me. I was always afraid I'd be pulled inside and forced to participate in some rite. Strange and mysterious. Oooooo.

  • I was just a kid and lived on the same street so I wasn't scared, besides I wasn't usually by myself

2 hours ago

Old Town School of Folk Music

I wish we could bring Old Town School of Folk Music closer to home. They provide both entertainment and education for all ages. Below is their recent announcement:

New World Music Wednesday &
Global Dance Party Concerts Added

Our long running mid-week series, World Music Wednesday, remains one of the best deals in Chicago - FREE with a suggested donation (we do recommend that you reserve tickets in advance)! Plus, nearly every Friday night you can learn a new style of dance and work on your moves to live music at our popular Global Dance Party series.

Pictured: AfriCaribe. Friday, March 13, 8:30 PM.

See All Upcoming World Music Wednesday: Concertshttp://www.oldtownschool.org/concerts/worldmusicwednesday/

See All Upcoming Global Dance Party Concerts
http://www.oldtownschool.org/concerts/globaldanceparty/

4 days ago

Updated 4 hours ago

ELSTON AVE CTA BUS SERVICE - Let's get it back!

Call your local alderman's office! Request that they attend the meeting being held by the 33rd ward's Transportation Action Committee at Ald. Deb Mell's office January 22, 2015 7:00-8:00p 3649 N. Kedzie Ave. (Addison/Kedzie). Reinstating discontinued bus service on Elston is more important that ever. Let's get our alderman's to put it back on CTA's agenda. Remember in the 1980s when Elston was an industrial corridor? Well, that is no more! We have commercial businesses and residents that can benefit from this bus route, especially the kids during school hours. We have Charter and Magnet schools all over the city. Let's help get our kids to school! Please spread the word and let's make it happen!

  • I grew up in the city and chose to go to a high school outside the neighborhood more than 30 years ago, it took 2 buses and more than an hour. Commute time is a reality of living in the city. We chose where we live now because of the...

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    I grew up in the city and chose to go to a high school outside the neighborhood more than 30 years ago, it took 2 buses and more than an hour. Commute time is a reality of living in the city. We chose where we live now because of the pain it was to rely on buses. Utilizing the trains is much easier and we made sure we were walking distance to the train because we both worked downtown. We live walking distance from the Elston bus and we never used it.

  • That posted before I finished. Bottom line no matter what the CTA does everyone isn't going to be happy. A bus down Elston isn't a magic bullet to make the commute time shorter. Traffic on Elston can be horrible and you could be stuck on a bus on Elston for...

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    That posted before I finished. Bottom line no matter what the CTA does everyone isn't going to be happy. A bus down Elston isn't a magic bullet to make the commute time shorter. Traffic on Elston can be horrible and you could be stuck on a bus on Elston for far longer than it would take use another bus route. My husband used to use Elston to get to work. Non rush hour it would be 10 to 15 minutes door to door, rush hour it would take anywhere from a 1/2 hour to 45 minutes and he wasn't stopping to pick up or drop off passengers.

24 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Candidates for 39th Ward Alderman

I've been studying the 39th Ward candidates for alderman, and while I am still undecided since anything can happen between now and the election, I have been impressed by Robert Murphy. He seems to have a handle on the issues of the Ward and appears very passionate. I am still open to hearing more from Joe Laiacona and Mary Hunter.

If you're interested in knowing - Murphy, Laiacona's and Hunter all have Facebook pages, and Murphy and Laiacona have twitter...

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I've been studying the 39th Ward candidates for alderman, and while I am still undecided since anything can happen between now and the election, I have been impressed by Robert Murphy. He seems to have a handle on the issues of the Ward and appears very passionate. I am still open to hearing more from Joe Laiacona and Mary Hunter.

If you're interested in knowing - Murphy, Laiacona's and Hunter all have Facebook pages, and Murphy and Laiacona have twitter too. I tried to find a FB page or twitter for Alderman Laurino but I don't think she has either.

If anyone has any thoughts on any of the candidates, I would like to hear any views. You can also private message me if you like.

  • Jac Charlier AKA Citizen Jac Finding Solutions to Shared Community Challenges

    I'm supporting Robert Murphy. His idea to build a better ward goes well with what he believes and does. He's a leader in our community whether it was as the President of the Forest Glen Community Club or with the FAiR Coalition. I really like his platform of making sure we get value for our hard earned tax dollar, a citizen-based, community-focused approach to governing and understanding that 50 years of one family rule by the Laurino/D'Amico family is enough; time for a change. It's time to move forward.

  • Jac, thanks for your comment. I tend to agree that there is a need for change. One simple change that should have been in place years ago is for open communication with the Alderman's office through ward nights or social media, as Robert mentioned.

    And Robert, thanks for commenting. That in itself shows me that you are in touch and listening. I truly appreciate it.

22 hours ago

Updated 9 hours ago

Missing Doggie- Pookie

My Nephews dog has gone missing from his back yard. It was last seen near Troy and waveland in Chicago. Last seen Monday afternoon . Her name is Pookie and is an overweight white Chihuahua Please contact me if seen alexag73@yahoo.com Thank you

  • Good news she was found this morning. As far as the dog with mrs. L that was a boy, thanks for helping, it sure did look like our pookie

  • Thank you for letting us know! I could not stop thinking about your Pookie. Love the name!

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33 hours ago

Updated 12 hours ago

Another new business will be opening soon in the 45th Ward!

Love the new signage at Berrista Coffee, 4219 Irving Park Rd. https://www.facebook.com/berristacoffee

Chef Homaro Cantu's new concept coffee shop opening in Irving park is looking to hire. Seeking energetic hard working individuals looking to help pioneer a change. Previous food/barista experience a plus but not required. Pay rates are 10-15/hr.
Email Azeez Yusuf for available positions at AYusuf@berrista.com for more details and to set up an interview http://www.berrista.com/

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Updated 39 hours ago

Users on everyblock

neighbors, without sparking to much debate I am curious your views on something. Lots of accusations by many about others having multiple names, then there are the opinions that are often strong and heated by folks who clearly want to remain hidden. These opinions as you know can be everything from neighborhood issues to business reviews. What's your thoughts on that issue? Should EB revamp and require neighbors to display who they are? Just general thoughts and I'm sincerely curious what you all think on the subject

  • Dennis 25 year Jefferson Park resident

    So Joanie, are you saying 2 alderman are cyber stalking you?

  • joanie 20+ year Resident of Jefferson Park

    No that isn't what I said nor inferred. I'm someone who actually lives in the community and they know me. They're decent family men and well known because of their positions on the City Council.

47 hours ago

Christmas Caroling

Mon., Dec. 15, 6:30pm-9:00pm, meet at Irving Park Baptist Church, 4401 W. Irving Park. Come alone or gather a group to spread Christmas cheer and raise money for the Hands to Help Ministries who assist homeless and others in crisis in our area during Caroling Night. Christmas treats to follow. RSVP by Dec. 11 to info@handstohelpministries.org.

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4 days ago

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    SELF-CERT INTERIOR RENOVATION ON TWO FLOORS AND BASEMENT OF SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE. SECOND FLOOR ADDITION. NEW MECHANICAL, ELECTRIC AND PLUMBING THROUGHOUT. 4449 NORTH KENNETH AVENUE

    4449 N. Kenneth Ave. Issued November 19, 2014 Comment

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Nov 05

Updated 6 days ago

Love Letter from the Garbage Man

A big sticker was placed on our recycle bin today. It was dark outside but I think it's an orange "hazardous waste" sticker with three boxes. None were checked. In black marker they wrote "NO BLACK BAGS".

You can't put black trash bags in the blue bin anymore? No advance notice either?

  • That's nuts!!!!

  • My recycle driver is ok with with plastic bags. He worked for the city for twenty plus years and employed for some time now with Waste Management, a fortune 500 company. He says if there were really a major problem with the sorters and multi-million dollar sorting equipment over these...

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    My recycle driver is ok with with plastic bags. He worked for the city for twenty plus years and employed for some time now with Waste Management, a fortune 500 company. He says if there were really a major problem with the sorters and multi-million dollar sorting equipment over these bags, that something would most assuredly would be done about really enforcing it.

    What he definitely refuses to collect is a bin with any kind of styrofoam in it. And oh yeah, no dead squirrels or other animals - sometimes floating in water in the bins so they don't smell. In certain areas of the city he says this is very common.

6 days ago

Garage for rent

Hello I am currently looking for a Garage to rent. I live close to Lawrence & Elston area. I have a Truck so if possible a garage with room.

6 days ago

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  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    RS-2 INT. RENOV. OF SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENCE W/ PLUMBING, ELECT. & DUCT RECONFIGURATION.AS PER PLANS **CERTIFIED CORRECTIONS- - SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS & AUDIT **

    4511 N. Knox Ave. Issued November 17, 2014 Comment

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Nov 15

Need a garage space

I'm looking for a garage space to rent in the Mayfair neighborhood.
Between the Edens and Elston, Lawrence and Montrose would be great.

Nov 15

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Nov 12

Updated Nov 13

  • Joan M. Back in Lincoln Square and liking it.

    "The 40-year-old man reported that he had an argument with two men about a woman...."

    This just never ends well, does it?

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Nov 10

Updated Nov 13

Thank you police!

I saw a guy doing a huge piece of graffiti out my window yesterday, not gang stuff, potentially artistic, but geez it was broad daylight and he was just setup without a care in the world. I debated calling the cops because no one was in danger and I doubted they would come anyway, but the brazenness of it got the better of me and I called. A little later I looked back out there and thought, "great now his...

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I saw a guy doing a huge piece of graffiti out my window yesterday, not gang stuff, potentially artistic, but geez it was broad daylight and he was just setup without a care in the world. I debated calling the cops because no one was in danger and I doubted they would come anyway, but the brazenness of it got the better of me and I called. A little later I looked back out there and thought, "great now his buddies are here to help" only to realize when one turned around that he had a badge around his neck and they took the dude away. Hopefully him and parents pay to paint over it and not me and my tax dollars, probably just wishful thinking, but still thanks police for coming and making me feel like there is a chance.

  • Annabelle, since you asked, I responded with a tweak because of your possible sneer at PC and use of the ending word, "merica." Which I read as code for jingosim = as in "Merica, right or wrong, the greatest number one country in the world'

  • Black Stalin http://reddit.com/r/greatNWside

    Then there's this subreddit:

    http://www.reddit.com/r/MURICA/

    "A parody subreddit (except when it's not) to celebrate freedom. If you don't like that then get the f-ck off out of my country."

Nov 09

Updated Nov 12

Approved By Illinois Department Of Healthcare And Family Services

PLEASE HELP WHICH IS THE BEST CHOICE

Choose from these plans:
"In Cook County, your choice maybe different depending on your zip code."
Advocate Accountable Care Aetna Health PlanBetter Health NetworkBlueCross Community Family Health PlanCommunity Care PartnersCountyCareFamily Health NetworkHarmony Health PlanHealthCuraIlliniCare HealthLaRabida Care CoordinationLoyola Family Care Lurie Children’s Health PartnersMeridian Health PlanMy Care ChicagoNextLevel HealthSmartPlan ChoiceUI Health Plus

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  • robin in WRP, I don’t know whether your facts are correct/incorrect. Unless this gentleman qualifies for dual enrollment, your information was unnecessary which made you sound disingenuous.

  • I don't think she was being disingenuous, I thought TMI. He gave her his phone number then she started talking Medicard. I thought Mike was a Welfare recipient or something similar?

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