7 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

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.

Aug 01

Updated 12 hours ago

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

  • cbuzz lifelong resident

    not paranoid at all. Have no reason to be paranoid. This IS what has happened. A little too rational here to be paranoid. The woman only deals with who or what she wants to. Simple as that. At least the man she replaced would sit down and talk to EVERYONE who came into his office, no matter what his schedule.

  • " At least the man she replaced would sit down and talk to EVERYONE who came into his office, no matter what his schedule."

    Even though it is a moot point I will definitely take issue with this. I got treated like I was on the "Do not see list".

    Dennis

Sep 15

Updated 38 hours ago

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

  • I still say Flash is better than Uber from EP to ORD. I've tried both. I usually pay $18-19 early am with no traffic. They are totally reliable

  • Checker and Yellow cabs HATE short rides from O'hare. I've taken them a million times and every single time they get pissed on short rides... they are REQUIRED by law to take you as the Dispatcher always tells them... What I usually do, if they are extremely rude about the...

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    Checker and Yellow cabs HATE short rides from O'hare. I've taken them a million times and every single time they get pissed on short rides... they are REQUIRED by law to take you as the Dispatcher always tells them... What I usually do, if they are extremely rude about the ride, i don't tip and report them to the consumer number they all have listed in the back seat! If they're pleasant and deal with it (which they do get a ticket to get back in front of line if they're back within an hour) I tip well and thank them.

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Sep 15

Updated 3 days ago

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.

  • If you contact an apple store they may be able to trace it to the owneer if the app was set up on it.

  • Keep it charged and on if you have a charger that fits it. If the owner has "find my ipad" on it they'll be able to trace it.

  • myrna 60645

    If you go on the apple web site and enter serial number on the back bottom of the ipad it can tell you who the iPad is registered too. Hope it gets to it's owner.

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6 days ago

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Wards

This may sound like a dumb question, but how do you know what ward you are in? I just moved a few months ago and can't find my voters card. Also I looked at maps and I can't find my streets!! I live near Harlem and Bryn Mawr. Thanks!

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Sep 21

Updated 6 days ago

Lutheran unity (west campus)

We're thinking about transferring our daughter to this school and pulling out of cps. Can anybody tell me their experiences with this school? Wheather good or bad. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks!

  • My granddaughter goes there and she is very happy, the teachers are very caring and very in tune with the students . Her parents are very please with the education she is getting.

  • Thx!

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Sep 08

Updated Sep 24

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.

  • Edison Park CJM EP Neighbor

    Another overdue bill received. If you are also having issues please call the United States postal service at 1 800 275 8777 and file an official complaint in addition to calling the Norwood park post office.

  • Zoes mom working at home

    30 days missing a prescription... it was sent priority .. with a tracking number. When it arrives the efficacy will no longer be valid .. with the exposure to various temperatures it's toast!

Sep 24

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Sep 20

Updated Sep 24

shop and save on devon

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

  • I talked to the guy from Ada's at the Norwood fest......due to open early to mid December !! I had one of their chicken sandwiches. Very good. Wish it was mid October instead.

  • I saw two 50 foot trailers yesterday morning unloading display cases. It would seem to me that would be one of the very last things to go in as you wouldn't want the new cases getting dinged up or dusty from other work going on.

Sep 23

Hit and Run Downtown EP

Hoping someone saw or heard something involving a hit and run on a parked car Tuesday September 23 during the day? Car was parked on 6400 block N Olympia between Olmsted and NW Highway.

When I came out to car around 530 pm someone had crushed the back bumper and lights of car and didn't leave a note or contact info. They had to be going extremely fast out of the alley or off Olmsted which is scary given all the pedestrian traffic

If you saw or heard anything I would appreciate hearing from you.

Thanks

Sep 23

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Sep 21

Lutheran unity (west campus)

We're thinking about transferring our daughter to this school and pulling out of cps. Can anybody tell me their experiences with this school? Any help will be appreciated. Thanks!

Sep 21

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Sep 19

Edgebrook seeking artists and storefronts for October Art Month

Chicago Artists Month (CAM) is a month-long festival that showcases the creativity in every Chicago neighborhood during the month of October.

During the month of October, artists will be displaying artwork in Edgebrook restaurants and storefronts for the community to view. Any interested artists or business owners, please email art@localgoodschicago.com for more information.

Edgebrook will also be kicking off Chicago Artists Month with the following activities:

- Thursday, October 2nd, 5:30pm: Artisan Launch Party at Local Goods Chicago: https://www.facebook.com/events/336962449808302/?ref=3&ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

- Saturday, October 4th, 7:30pm: Art of Comedy at North Branch Arts: http://www.northbrancharts.com/the-art-of-comedy-2014.html

Sep 18

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Sep 13

Updated Sep 17

Edison Park Elementary 5K

I thought that the neighborhood had to be petitioned to be able to have events that closes down our streets and inconveniencing the people who live in the direct areas they are holding this event. If we have to have a majority petition of neighbors to have a block party, the school should have to do the same with ALL homes and streets involved. I'm fed up with the Edison Park Elementary students, faculty, and parents and the Res High...

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I thought that the neighborhood had to be petitioned to be able to have events that closes down our streets and inconveniencing the people who live in the direct areas they are holding this event. If we have to have a majority petition of neighbors to have a block party, the school should have to do the same with ALL homes and streets involved. I'm fed up with the Edison Park Elementary students, faculty, and parents and the Res High School students using my yard as if they owned it and no respect for the ACCUAL owners. And when they are asked to use the sidewalk, all I get is foul mouthed adults and students with rude comments and their trash all over my yard.

  • Got it! You're right, it is. Thank you for providing us with this information.

  • This thread is a discussion about the 5k. Please start a new one to argue arbitrary neighborhood boundaries. Thanks

Sep 16

Updated Sep 17

The "gulley" fenced in?

Does anybody know the whole story behind the now fenced-in area of the vacant lot at the end of the 7700 block of Clarence Ave. where it adjoins the 6200 block of N.Ozanam Ave? This is the block that I grew up on. We always called this vacant lot "The Gulley". Don't know who originally came up with that moniker, but all the neighbors have called it that through the years. Anyway, there were once some really nice big old...

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Does anybody know the whole story behind the now fenced-in area of the vacant lot at the end of the 7700 block of Clarence Ave. where it adjoins the 6200 block of N.Ozanam Ave? This is the block that I grew up on. We always called this vacant lot "The Gulley". Don't know who originally came up with that moniker, but all the neighbors have called it that through the years. Anyway, there were once some really nice big old trees on that lot, and a sandbox where we used to play as kids (great) and we even froze the area over during the winder to play ice hockey on it! (There was a fireman who lived around there that set us up with a fire hose to tap the hydrant right there.) Those were the days! And i know those days are long gone. Anyway-- fast forward to today. The area has now very recently been FENCED IN. It's super-ugly now. I know this lot is actually owned by the people in the house up on the hill off of Canfield, so it's really (technically) just their big "back yard" but it's got to be the most unusual city lot in all creation. We got lucky all though the decades because the same woman owned that property all that time and did nothing with it. And, that empty lot really MADE that block because it was a very nice quiet enclave. Ideally (in my mind, anyway), the city would buy that lot back and turn it into a park. But now, instead, the people who now own that property cut all the trees down, turned over all the dirt with dump trucks, made a mud pit out of it and now fenced it in! As a result, the poor people on Clarence Ave across from this lot now have 1/2 width of a street that you can't even turn around on with your car. This has got to hurt property values. Does anybody know anything about the people who now own this house on the hill plus the lot and/or know anything about this situation at all?
Just curious as I mourn the death of "The Gulley"...

  • It was for sale maybe 4 years ago. Someone obviously bought it. Strange lot to do much with due to lack of alley access. I'll have to drive back over there to see what is going on.

Sep 16

Sip & Shop into Fall

I'd like to invite you all to a Sip & Shop event at WineStyles in Park Ridge. Event will take place Thursday, October 2, 6:30 - 8pm at 105 S. Northwest Hwy, Park Ridge. There is plenty of parking in the lot behind WineStyles too!

I have partnered with Emily, owner of WineStyles, for a Sip & Shop event. She will have select wines available for tasting. Tastings are $5 per person.

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I'd like to invite you all to a Sip & Shop event at WineStyles in Park Ridge. Event will take place Thursday, October 2, 6:30 - 8pm at 105 S. Northwest Hwy, Park Ridge. There is plenty of parking in the lot behind WineStyles too!

I have partnered with Emily, owner of WineStyles, for a Sip & Shop event. She will have select wines available for tasting. Tastings are $5 per person.

I'll also have Chloe + Isabel jewelry displayed for you to try on and purchase. Please come by even if you do not plan on buying any jewelry. I'll have some raffles, including a coupon code for $25 off a purchase of $75 or more and someone will win the Mystery Hostess perks!

Check out my online boutique here: http://www.chloeandisabel.com/boutique/amandadime/b8b49c

Learn more about WineStyles Park Ridge: http://www.winestylesparkridge.com/

Sep 15

Updated Sep 16

Help me !

Ru ro! I left home and don't know how to get back.
People in the are giving me some water.
Please call 773-490-2914.

Sep 16

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Sep 13

Work in front of Onahan?

Does anybody know what's going on in front Onahan School? There is a huge crane and bright spotlights...on a Saturday night?

Sep 11

Updated Sep 13

Train crossing gates and signals

Does anyone know why the crossing gates were down and the signals going continuously for over 30 minutes in Edison Park yesterday around 4pm?
I drove around forever until I finally ended up driving down to Cumberland and Touhy to get around the mess.

  • This is the answer I got from the email that i sent to the 41st ward office:
    According to Union Pacific, Wednesday evening important railroad equipment was tampered with somewhere between the Edison Park area and Park Ridge. This action caused the gates at each crossing to malfunction, thus creating a headache for many motorists in the area. Union Pacific, the ICC and the local authorities are all investigating this matter.

  • Holly Holly

    They have been trying to repair those gates for weeks! I'm in the condo building right there and have to listen to the trains blowing their horns during all this!

Sep 10

Updated Sep 12

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.

  • Cliff in Edison Park Edison Park resident

    I was done with O'Connor when she held the town hall meetings about the flooding and had all these officials there to tell all of us flood victims that it was OUR fault that our homes flooded. She proved she had no idea what so ever on what to do or how to deal with people.

  • 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.....

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