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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!

  • Kathleen Boyle Your dog's best friend! (Taking real estate break)

    Riding a bike does't make you much less vulnerable. In fact, with the thoughtless disregard that many show for cyclists, it may be even more dangerous than standing on some corners to wait for a bus. And SOME even have disabilities that prevent them from riding a bike.

  • Some of those bicyclist flirt with death.

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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

  • Jan

    If one has nothing to hide, then they should honestly state whom they are.

  • joanie 20+ year Resident of Jefferson Park

    Jan, cyber-stalkers can be very problematic for women. A few people on EB know me, two of them are aldermen. It's not a matter of hiding, but one of safety. There is too much information listed about people that is readily available online. All you need is a first and last name.

    At least on FB, I can limit friends and set privacy levels.

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  • 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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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.

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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.

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    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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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.

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  • 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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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."

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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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Behavioral health servicesDental ServicesDoctor servicesEye care servicesFamily planningHearing servicesHome health careHospice careHospital servicesImmunizationsLab tests and x-raysMedical suppliesNurse helplinePrescriptionsTherapyTransportation

  • 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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Help brighten up the holidays for local victims of abuse

With the holidays fast approaching I wanted to reach out to the Everyblock community with an opportunity to brighten up the holidays for the local young victims of abuse. The Chicago Children's Advocacy Center (http://www.chicagocac.org/who-we-are/) is holding its annual Kids' Holiday Party on Saturday, December 13th. Donations are needed to help families celebrate in a joyful and safe environment. Below is the list of suggested donations. Gifts can also be donated via the wish list at Target - http://www.target.com/TargetListGiftGiverCmd?isPreview=false&status=completePageLink&listId=fEGX7vhiKtB0ofjAiqkIBw&registryType=OT&cumulativeTime=-1&isAjax=false&noOfPings=. Please...

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With the holidays fast approaching I wanted to reach out to the Everyblock community with an opportunity to brighten up the holidays for the local young victims of abuse. The Chicago Children's Advocacy Center (http://www.chicagocac.org/who-we-are/) is holding its annual Kids' Holiday Party on Saturday, December 13th. Donations are needed to help families celebrate in a joyful and safe environment. Below is the list of suggested donations. Gifts can also be donated via the wish list at Target - http://www.target.com/TargetListGiftGiverCmd?isPreview=false&status=completePageLink&listId=fEGX7vhiKtB0ofjAiqkIBw&registryType=OT&cumulativeTime=-1&isAjax=false&noOfPings=. Please PM me if you would like to donate or are interested in volunteering during set-up or during the event.

Presents

• multi-ethnic dolls and action figures

• craft supplies

• books

• educational toys

• electronic learning toys

• musical toys

• puzzles

• board games

• MP3 players and ear buds

• kid-friendly beauty products

• jewelry and accessories

Gift cards ($15 increments preferred)

• Kmart

• Target

• Payless

• Famous Footwear

• Best Buy

• Old Navy

Nov 11

Opening at my kid's daycare

We love them! They are on Facebook and yelp, called Childish Pursuits.
We have been there more than 2 years and couldn't be happier!

Nov 11

My kiddo's daycare has an opening!

I can't speak highly enough of them. We have been there for over 2 years.
They teach them so much and the staff is so kind and diverse and we just love it.

They are on yelp and Facebook, it's called Childish Pursuits.

Not the cheapest but we are definitely happy there :)

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Schurz Field Renovation project

I called alderman's office today to find out if they are ever going to do anything about the horrible state of Waveland between Lowell and Milwaukee before someone breaks their neck or their car axle. It's ridiculous that they have let it go this long. We are nearly to the next winter. I was told they are going to patch it.

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I called alderman's office today to find out if they are ever going to do anything about the horrible state of Waveland between Lowell and Milwaukee before someone breaks their neck or their car axle. It's ridiculous that they have let it go this long. We are nearly to the next winter. I was told they are going to patch it.

It needs more than patching. It is down to the cobble. We will do some patching. "There are a lot of propsals regarding that street." I asked by a lot of propals, are you referring to the proposed closure and he said yes. "Yes, but they still have to to studies with the traffic and Fire Department and Police."

Meanwhile Old Irving Park Association said those studies were already done in March and April. As usual, city politics. Never up front. Lots of secrecy. Lots of double talk. And could someone please tell me how this Mr. Tucker who is championing this whole thing (with his son in the athletic marketing business who would stand to make a lot of money from these sports arenas that dad is proposing to put up all over the city, using some city TIF money -- how is that not a huge conflict of interest? Anyway, this just in - so mark your calendars. Anyone who uses that street or who plans to EVER drive around this neighborhood needs to attend.

Hi folks--

Hot off the presses: Ald. Arena will host and moderate a community discussion about the proposed new playing field at Schurz H.S. on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 7 PM, Schurz library. Flyers will be distributed this weekend. Schurz H.S. and Urban School Foundation reps will be there to answer questions. Meeting open to everyone interested.

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

    I live in Dickinson Park.

  • AnnabelleBlue Proud teacher & active mom who loves our hood :)

    Yes, Kenji, we all know you live in Dickinson Park next door to Alderman Arena. Don't try to derail this thread.

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Updated Nov 10

Safety Question

We are thinking of moving to a place near Milwaukee and Addison. How safe is it for a family with a newborn? Are gangs still an issue?

  • joanie 20+ year Resident of Jefferson Park

    If you're used to the suburbs you may want to consider going further NW into Norwood Park.

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

    But. Then you are in Norwood Park.

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Veteran's Day!

Well it’s that time of year again Veteran’s day! back in 1976 at the age of 19, I raised my right hand and said "I, Carmen Hernandez do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed...

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Well it’s that time of year again Veteran’s day! back in 1976 at the age of 19, I raised my right hand and said "I, Carmen Hernandez do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God.
That was 1976 and one of the proudest moments of my life, then in 1984 I left the Illinois National Guard, and started to raise a family, well between 1982 and 2001 we had six children, five boys and a girl, because of the terrorist attacks on our country that took place on September 11th 2001, I raised my right hand once again and took the oath of enlistment, and I felt just as proud at the age of 45 as I was when I was 19, I have had no regrets about enlisting in the Military for the second time. Then in 2003 I was deployed for 19 months that included a 16 month combat tour in Iraq, My son Nathan was deployed in 2009 to Afghanistan for a year, serving in our Country’s Military has been one of the greatest privileges of my life, and it continues to be an honor to work with the Soldiers of the 933rd Military Police Company, God willing I will be able to serve out my time with them until 2016 when I will age out of the Military, I would like to thank my 933rd, Military Police family, and my Wife of 37 years Noreen and my kids, Carmen, Simon, Nathan, Steven, Leon, and Amy! Have a happy and safe Veterans Day and God Bless America!

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