May 29

Updated 2 hours ago

The decline of Edison/Norwood Park

My Neighbor went into the 41st Ward office last week to complain about the excessive airplane noise in the 41st ward. Mr. Hernandez the alderman's secretary basically told him to get lost ( in a nice way ). Now after 40 years in the neighborhood he and his wife are moving. With the new run way going in service next year and the noise getting worse, Are property values about to take a big hit? Even if you don't mind...

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My Neighbor went into the 41st Ward office last week to complain about the excessive airplane noise in the 41st ward. Mr. Hernandez the alderman's secretary basically told him to get lost ( in a nice way ). Now after 40 years in the neighborhood he and his wife are moving. With the new run way going in service next year and the noise getting worse, Are property values about to take a big hit? Even if you don't mind the noise a perspective buyer might feel different. The neighborhood is made up of City workers, that have no choice but to live here. What happens when good people like my neighbor start leaving ?
Starting to see a lot of moving vans and for sale signs in Park ridge. Is this the start of the decline of Edison / Norwood Park ?

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Oct 04

Updated 4 days ago

Overreacting?

I live on the 5600 block of oketo and the other night about 11:30 pm we heard knocking on our basement window followed by our doorbell ringing. When we asked who it was, a girl said it was a friend and that her name was Samantha. She wouldn't say who she was looking for and when we told her we don't know anyone by that name she finally left. The next night on the news we saw a report of home burglaries that happened this way off of the 290 highway in Elmhurst.

  • I immediately thought of the movie, "The Strangers" with Liv Tyler. A girl knocking on a door asking if Samantha was home. I trust no one these days. Call 911, or grab your firearm.

  • good for you NPRN

Oct 17

Updated Oct 18

Wine and Dinner Service for a Group of 10

Wife entertaining coworkers in a few weeks. Any recommendations north of Irving and West of 94 in regards to a wine bar style restaurant? 10-12 people expected and not too loud as to allow for conversation?

  • BoilerGuy1 Boiler Guy and Neighborhood FF

    Yeah... just seeing if our first thoughts were good since we usually go for dinner for 2 and not a large group. Thanks!

  • Cafe touché French in Edison park

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Oct 14

Low flying jets

A ridiculously loud jet flew just flew over my house today at 2:15 pm. I'm right off the Norwood Circle which isn't the usual path for planes. It was probably flying too low based on how much my windows shook. Did my part by reporting it online at http://www.flychicago.com/OHare/EN/AboutUs/NoiseManagement/NoiseComplaints/Pages/Noise-Complaints.aspx.

Sep 08

Updated Oct 14

Mail delivery issues

Is anyone having issues with their mail delivery? I am getting pieces of other peoples mail delivered along with mine, and now I know that my mail is not being delivered properly as I received a past due notice from ComEd for a bill I never received. I always take the wrongly delivered mail to the correct house if close by, or to the mailbox for proper delivery. I have complained to the post office and would encourage others to do the same if they are having issues as their errors are going to cost the community in late fees and declining credit scores.

  • CWCEdisonPark Olympia Park

    Mail delivery by me has been great. Olympia Park area.

  • Over the past 2 years mail delivery has been VERY spotty, mostly when there are fill-ins. It is always worse over the summer! Some of the USPS postal workers that deliver the mail do not even come in proper uniform. I have called the main USPS number regarding no mail...

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    Over the past 2 years mail delivery has been VERY spotty, mostly when there are fill-ins. It is always worse over the summer! Some of the USPS postal workers that deliver the mail do not even come in proper uniform. I have called the main USPS number regarding no mail delivery or other peoples mail being delivered to my address and they document the complaint and are quite helpful.
    However, if I call the local post office (for me is 6300 N Northwest Hwy.), the man I spoke with numerous times claims the mail is never delivered past 6pm because all of his employees are checked in by then. I know for a fact that is not true since I don't have mail by 6pm, but it magically shows up by 8pm. Very frustrating!!

Oct 14

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Oct 13

How to file a complaint about mail delivery.

Hi, I have posted in the past on Everyblock my issues with mail delivery, and others have voiced issues as well. Once again mail was not delivered this past Saturday (October 11) to my house or the neighbors. If you are having issues with no delivery, missing bills, friends getting their mail destined to you as undeliverable please take a few minutes to make an official complaint with the U.S. Postal Service.

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Hi, I have posted in the past on Everyblock my issues with mail delivery, and others have voiced issues as well. Once again mail was not delivered this past Saturday (October 11) to my house or the neighbors. If you are having issues with no delivery, missing bills, friends getting their mail destined to you as undeliverable please take a few minutes to make an official complaint with the U.S. Postal Service.

I know that many people have posted that the Norwood Park post office is not the best when it comes to resolution of issues and customer service, and I agree that their attitude is not the best. I have been successful in submitting complaints direct to the U.S. Postal service via their 800 number and their website and have received calls back and feel this is a better way of airing issues as they are documented and the carrier even stopped by to personally talk about the issues I reported to the postal service.

To issue a complaint (for any valid reason you have), you can call them at 1-800-275-8777 (Monday - Friday 8 AM - 8:30 PM ET, Saturday 8 AM - 6 PM ET).
You can also submit your complaint by clicking ‘e-mail us’ on the website

https://www.usps.com/customer-service/customer-service.htm

I have not had luck filling out all the fields on the website with iphone or ipad and suggest you use a desktop if submitting an issue via the website.

I have nothing against the postal service or my carrier, I just want my mail properly delivered and not have to worry about not receiving mail. I hope that others will take the time to document any issues they have with the Postal Service so our local delivery can be up to the standards that we expect from the U.S. Postal service. Please also inform any neighbors that are not on Everyblock and may be having issues.

Thanks

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Aug 01

Updated Oct 10

Answer from Alderman Mary O'Connor

An ordinance was passed by the City Council yesterday which further restricts the power of the City Council's Inspector General to investigate alleged wrong doing on the part of alderman. In this day and age with the City Council's history of sordid corruption, if anything the Inspector General's powers need to be expanded not diminished. For reasons unknown, our own 41st Ward Alderman Mary O'Connor voted for this ordinance. As our public representative I think Alderman O'Connor needs to explain to the people who elected her as to why she voted for this ordinance which will only serve to protect alderman accused of wrong doing.

http://trib.in/1s9RkVc

  • CWCEdisonPark Olympia Park

    I've had conversations with Jason. He only says what they ARE doing, but does not address the reason for my call. I told him I've given up, regarding the airplane noise, but that they should look at this site for concerns about those who are voting. The next time I emailed about the noise I asked for a phone number. He replied with an 800 #. It's apparent to me that they are not concerned.

  • cbuzz lifelong resident

    they will never be concerned. Anthony Napolitano for 41st ward alderman

Aug 28

Updated Oct 10

  • I am directly under a flight path. They are so low and loud these days that we can't even open our windows. I am on Rosedale so you can only imagine my pain. MOC supported this (and is now trying to back pedal due to the criticism that's been received)...

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    I am directly under a flight path. They are so low and loud these days that we can't even open our windows. I am on Rosedale so you can only imagine my pain. MOC supported this (and is now trying to back pedal due to the criticism that's been received) and she still supports the 2015 runway coming. The FAA lied to residents (that has been proven) in regard to paths, noise, pollution and amount of planes. They also held meetings in communities that were either not going to be affected or in those areas where the noise would decrease. That's how they got their approval and now they wont do anything about it and will not install new noise monitors or start any new pollution studies.

  • And I appealed my property taxes and it was approved.

Oct 10

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Sep 10

Updated Oct 10

O'Connor claims Victory?

Alderman O'Connor is bragging she was key in American Airlines eliminating the noisy MD-80 aircraft. I have news for for you, American started reducing the fleet of MD-80's in 2012. In 2013 they got rid of 39 in favor of 737-800's. Nice try.

  • Question: Do we REALLY need 50 aldercreatures? Really? They are here to represent our neighborhood, but yet only a few actually get off their dead....and ring a doorbell or two to hear...I'm sorry, listen to what we have to say. To listen to our concerns, however, I have lived in...

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    Question: Do we REALLY need 50 aldercreatures? Really? They are here to represent our neighborhood, but yet only a few actually get off their dead....and ring a doorbell or two to hear...I'm sorry, listen to what we have to say. To listen to our concerns, however, I have lived in Norwood Park for over 15 years and I NEVER....yes, never had my aldercreature ring my doorbell. Mary said Harlem was going to be paved to perfection. HA! The truck and cars still use it as a highway. Some speeding by at 60mph! The trucks bounce around because the sewers caps are not even with the new pavement. Our alley has pot holes in it and flood every time....yes, every time it rains. I have an example of how the city works....had a sewer in front of the house that kept flooding the street. I reported every time it did..FOR THREE YEARS! Then they Streets and San) came out and said everything was fine. No blockage. Then it literally rained the next day only to flood again! Another twelve months of calling and again S&S came out. This time I had the guy go into the sewer to find that it was blocked. Now...so far it hasn't flooded the street. My point is no one in the city that works listens to us taxpayers! NO ONE....and the airport noise??....HA! heard the FAA said they were not going to do another study because the first and only one was sufficient....and Rahm said he wasn't gonna change anything anyhow....so again...WHO IS ON OUR SIDE??.....let me take a guess.....

  • She's just trying to save face in regard to this whole plane fiasco. She supported it from the beginning and now is trying to back pedal on the whole thing while STILL supporting the new runway coming in 2015. If you haven't seen the proposals for the new runway I ask that you take a look. This neighborhood will be unbearable (even moreso than it is now). Nobody in any city office cares, though. What was once a nice neighborhood is becoming a place with an unhealthy quality of life.

Oct 02

Updated Oct 10

Alderman O'Connor

Let's not let this discussion turn into a debate about comparing our 41st Ward alderman to her predecessor. That's not what this is about, and he's history anyway. What this is about is the lackluster, unresponsive, "in over her head" performance of our current alderman and why she needs to be replaced by someone who is responsible to the residents of the 41st ward and not beholden to
the puppet master in City Hall.

Oct 09

Burglary

burglary 7200 W. Coyle Avenue on Sept. 30
Case # HX450084
from the chicago police dept.org website clear map

Oct 09

Lost Finch Anyone?

Seen near 6678 North Northwest Highway

Oct 09

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Sep 20

Updated Oct 07

shop and save on devon

Does anyone know when the new shop and save will be opening? It's said coming soon for months.

  • Nick Neighborhood watch

    Never heard of Ada's, sounds like a good addition to the neighborhood. Are they going into the empty store on NWHY across from the Chase Bank?

    As for the Shop and Save, I wouldn't be too critical, if we were all experts in opening stores we'd be in that business...

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    Never heard of Ada's, sounds like a good addition to the neighborhood. Are they going into the empty store on NWHY across from the Chase Bank?

    As for the Shop and Save, I wouldn't be too critical, if we were all experts in opening stores we'd be in that business right? I'm sure it isn't easy and there's always problems setting up a new business. I haven't heard any verified complaints. No one is obligated to shop there if they don't feel comfortable dealing with them.

    I'm looking forward to the opening, whenever it happens. I've been to another one of their stores and really liked it. The prices were pretty good.

  • cbuzz lifelong resident

    Shopped at their store when I lived in Lakeview and it was nice. It will be a great addition to the neighborhood. As for the length of time to open, you can blame the old Dominics for not shutting off the water when they left and having the pipes burst over the wonderful winter we had last year. Dominics never did do anything right.

Oct 07

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Oct 06

Children's Puzzles

Anyone have any jigsaw puzzles they're not using any more? I'm looking for ones in good/decent condition for children, say 30-100 pieces.

Thanks!

Oct 06

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Sep 15

Updated Oct 06

found iPad

Found iPad on Harlem Ave near North Shore Ave. on Monday morning. It is password protected, so cannot open anything up to try and identify the owner. If you lost one and you can identify it, please reply here.

  • cabmamma Norwood Parker, NPHS, IC

    After 3 weeks, I figured nobody was going to claim the iPad and I was in the process of wiping it clean to use it myself. After connecting it to iTunes to restore to factory settings, the phone number of the owner was displayed!
    The iPad will be reunited with its owner today.

  • Happy you found the owner

Oct 04

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Oct 03

Tree carvings in Olympia Park

They did the one tree and it's very nice. Will they be doing the others and if so when?

Sep 15

Updated Oct 03

Chicago

Anyone recommend a reliable cab service from Edision/Norwood park to O'Hare. Most cabbies don't like this short route.

  • Artfulmisslee master of the house, keeper of the zoo.

    I've used Uber 4 times for 15-20 min rides, costing approx. $11. They don't accept tips either as the price is built in. They were very nice and helpful when I needed quick transportation due to breaking my foot and couldn't drive.

    https://www.uber.com/

  • I second uber. I travel for work on a very regular basis and take uber from Harlem and Devon to Ohare. I used to get stood up by cab companies on the regular because they hate short trips.

Oct 02

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Oct 01

Updated Oct 01

SPARK ENERGY

Ringing bell at 8 pm, asking me to see my electric and gas bill....very persistent - telling me I need to show them my bills.....I said NO, NO.....and closed the door. Who are they, and why so late at night?

  • cbuzz lifelong resident

    Call the police.....and never show ANYONE your gas or electric bill. There have been groups that have pulled that scam before in this area. They are getting access to your account numbers and then hack into data bases of Peoples Gas and Com Ed and get all your personal information. Besides, if you are ringing my door bell at 8 at night and I don't know you, you are up to something.

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