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Volunteer with Karen Lewis' Mayoral Campaign!

My name is Ahmed Khan and I will be working as one of the Northside Regional Field Organizers for Karen Lewis’ Mayoral campaign specifically responsible for wards 33, 38, 39, 41 and 45 among other North/Northwest side neighborhoods.

Karen is seriously considering running for Mayor in the 2015 City of Chicago elections and we need your help to get her on the ballot. At this time, we are looking for volunteers who believe in Karen to help gather signatures.

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My name is Ahmed Khan and I will be working as one of the Northside Regional Field Organizers for Karen Lewis’ Mayoral campaign specifically responsible for wards 33, 38, 39, 41 and 45 among other North/Northwest side neighborhoods.

Karen is seriously considering running for Mayor in the 2015 City of Chicago elections and we need your help to get her on the ballot. At this time, we are looking for volunteers who believe in Karen to help gather signatures.

You can read more about Karen and myself at the end of this message.

There are a plethora of avenues for collecting signatures. You might be interested in:

• Going door to door in your neighborhood/precinct.
• Going door to door in other wards.
• Doing a morning or evening shift at a local CTA Train or Bus station.
• Collecting at high foot traffic street corners, parks, shopping centers, malls, movie theaters, and any special events.
• Simply keeping some petition sheets with you wherever you go and collecting!

If you are interested in any of the above, please contact me with:

1. Name
2. Ward you live in
3. Phone number
4. Email
5. General Availability
6. Can you help get more volunteers?

Feel free to contact me directly at (773) 800-0159 or at cityzenkhan@gmail.com and I will either work with you or put you in touch with the Organizer relevant to your ward.

I will be able to provide you a brief training and share clipboards, pens, and petition sheets and work with you to assess a schedule that would produce best results. If you don't fall in the wards I am covering, I can connect you with your region's coordinator.

We will be doing larger collection events in the near future and gatherings but also need people to be working on this daily.

Sincerely,
Ahmed Khan
Regional Field Organizer
Karen Lewis for Mayor
(773) 800-0159
cityzenkhan@gmail.com

  • Hello Ahmed,

    Where could someone go if they wanted just to sign the petition?

    Dennis

  • Ahmed Khan 50th Ward Resident

    Dennis, you can reach out to me at the contact information above. I'll share it here again for you (773) 800-0159 or cityzenkhan@gmail.com so you can tell me if there are some times I can swing nearby to you and get the petition signature.

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18 hours ago

Skokie Resident Ilana Yavne stole drugs from elderly patient and never charged

Earlier this year in Skokie, Illinois one of those mishandling bomb shells was fully made known to the Skokie Police Department that drugs were being stolen from the Bensenville Christian Village elderly nursing home. The husband of Ilana Yavne who complained to police that his wife was acting irritated and argumentative. He explained that her behavior was brought on as the result of illegal medications that she was stealing from her employment and that the medication belongs to elderly patients....

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Earlier this year in Skokie, Illinois one of those mishandling bomb shells was fully made known to the Skokie Police Department that drugs were being stolen from the Bensenville Christian Village elderly nursing home. The husband of Ilana Yavne who complained to police that his wife was acting irritated and argumentative. He explained that her behavior was brought on as the result of illegal medications that she was stealing from her employment and that the medication belongs to elderly patients.

YANVE, who resides in the 5200 Block of George Street in Skokie, Illinois had medication confiscated from her residents that belonged to at lease two patients. Skokie police claimed to not have legal jurisdiction over the matter however the officer who confiscated the prescription medication did not follow appropriate procedures and was discipline.

The Bensenville Police Department remain to investigate this matter as YANVE husband blames her drug abuse for her behavior issues and unfaithful in his marriage and to cause her to become delusional. Yavne was employed by Ilinois Home Health in Chicago and assigned to Bensenville, IL.

This should be someone you should be extremely cautious of as she may be in Chicago and the Northern area of Illinois seeking employment in nursing.

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6 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Chicago Police Torture

From 1972 until 1993 Jon Burge tortured over 200 African American and Latino men to confess to crimes in which many never committed. Burge tortures were able to successful continue despite his removal from the Chicago Police Department in 1993.

Burge nor any detective working under his command that tortured criminal suspects were ever charged with torture, mainly as pointed out by the Cook County Special Prosecutor in 2006, Burge and other detectives should have been charged, however he nor...

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From 1972 until 1993 Jon Burge tortured over 200 African American and Latino men to confess to crimes in which many never committed. Burge tortures were able to successful continue despite his removal from the Chicago Police Department in 1993.

Burge nor any detective working under his command that tortured criminal suspects were ever charged with torture, mainly as pointed out by the Cook County Special Prosecutor in 2006, Burge and other detectives should have been charged, however he nor any detective that worked under his command could be charged as the statute of limitations expired.

In 2008, Burge alone was charged with perjury and obstruction of justice for lying about the tortures. In 2010 he was found guilty on all charges and subsequently in January, 2011 sentenced to four and a half years in a federal prison.

Burge is set to walk out of a federal prison this October, 2014. Be aware that Burge continues to collect a pension of more then 37 hundred dollars a month. He should be considered armed and dangerous, someone that may have influence with other corrupt cops in the city of Chicago.

  • EveryBlock has a mute if you can't handle the truth, just click on the person's name. It is a dirty world out there and if you want to keep your head buried in the sand that is your own prerogative but don't impose your censorship onto to the rest of the freedom of speech blog community.

    Dennis

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

    I think the post is appropriate for EB. It is a community issue, along with the others that are listed, for several reasons. 1) Torture by police is wrong. It is against our democratic values. For that reason alone we as a community can discuss it. Maybe somebody here had...

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    I think the post is appropriate for EB. It is a community issue, along with the others that are listed, for several reasons. 1) Torture by police is wrong. It is against our democratic values. For that reason alone we as a community can discuss it. Maybe somebody here had that happen to them but absent this posting would not know others cared. 2) Our community has the right to a police department free of unethical conduct and those demands can come from our community and the citizenry. 3) The implications for taxpayers are enormous. Along with other settlements, the dollars add up and it is paid for by taxpayers. 4) Open conversation is important...EB is ideal for allowing this to take place. Other sites have a different "feel" to them but for me EB is the most wide open.

    Thoughts?

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4 days ago

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

6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Sears won't survive past 2016?

Here is an excerpt from yesterday's article in Crain's Chicago

Fitch Ratings today downgraded Sears Holdings Corp.'s credit rating to CC from CCC, a move driven by the retailer's continuing decline in profitability and the rate at which it's burning through cash. The agency warned that Sears may not have enough funding to support operations beyond 2016.

If Sears goes down, what will happen to Six Corners? I don't love the big ugly building and rarely shop at Sears, but it'll be exponentially worse if the store closes.

5 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Hi

Will be interested in how this site compares to Nextdoor Edgebrook. I am hopeful this site remains respectful to all with useful info.

  • Hello HeyJude,

    The two sites seems to attract two different types of people and different areas seem to use one over the other. Everyblock has a 2000 word limit and Nextdoor has no word limit. Use both to reach both markets.

    Dennis

  • Flew That Chicago born & raised. You can come home again!

    NextDoor is probably more considerate of the delicate sensibilities of the genteel.

5 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

JEFFERSON PARK COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE-participants sought

JEFFERSON PARK COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE

Sunday, October 5, 2014
8:30 A.M. to 3:30 P.M.
Copernicus Center parking lot
5216 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago IL
Near the Jefferson Park Blue Line & Metra stops
West of the Lawrence Avenue exits from the Kennedy
To participate: download an application and mail/drop off at Battery Giant, 4837 N. Milwaukee Ave, 60630 in Veterans Plaza. Applications are also available at the store. For questions: jeffersonparkgaragesale@aol.com

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Former Police Commander Glenn Evans, Chicago Police Department

http://socialistworker.org/2014/09/15/only-protest-will-hold-police

Glenn Evans will be in court this morning in Chicago charged with sticking a gun into the mouth of a suspect. Evans behavior constitutes torture.

5 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Beautification

Thanks to Edgebrook neighbor Gina Metelica for taking on planting and watering a few flowers / plantings on the Lehigh side of the underpass at Hiawatha - which is also the focus of the wonderful "Neighborhood Connection Project":

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

    Gina is great! Join us for the winter prep and underpass cleanup of the Neighborhood Connection Project on Saturday, 10/4 from 10-12pm. See the EB invite for more information.

6 days ago

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Sep 16

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Sep 16

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Sep 14

Found Cane at my Garage Sale

A lovely man left his cane at my garage sale yesterday. I'd like to find him. Anyone out there lost a cane?

Sep 14

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Sep 12

Updated Sep 13

Fortune Restoration | Home Improvement Service

Fortune Restoration is a high quality Painting and Masonry Company that serves Chicago land Churches and upscale Residences. The company is located in Lincolnwood near Chicago, Oak Park, and Evanston. Fortune Restoration is a 34 year old family owned business, founded and run by the three fortune brothers, Peter, Thomas, and Bob. Fortune Restoration's Service has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and has won many local and National awards for their service. Fortune Restoration has worked on many Historical Projects that are National Landmarks such as the Noble Seymour Crippen House, The McCormick Mansion, The Walgreen Mansion, and The Evanston Light House.

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    Please stop leaving your fliers on my porch, between my doors, and on my screen door!

  • SpamAlert Spamophobic

    NICE FIRST POST!

    Thank you for this wonderful Spam. Many EveryBlock users (I won't name them; they'd be embarrassed) love these advertisements. Don't be mad at Robin; she just doesn't want the business she recommends all the time to have competition. She gets cranky. We all love her anyway. Well those who haven't muted her. Somebody asked me to let you know the EB policy on advertising:

    No Advertising. That's it, basically.

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Sep 11

Updated Sep 12

Edgebrook Seeking Artists and Storefronts to support Chicago Artists month in October

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

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

    Thanks Laura for bringing this to Edgebrook. I'll be there. Local Goods is a great place.

Sep 11

Jefferson Park Sunday Market

Jefferson Park Sunday Market at our usual location at a Long & Lawrence Avenues, 9:30-1:30
Entertainment: The Windy City Wizard. (windycitywizard.com)
Food Truck: Wagyu Wagon
Produce vendors, honey, soaps, tamales and craft items like jewelry and bags. Also other outreach including 4Greyhound Racers (http://www.4greyhoundracers.org/)
More at http://www.jeffersonparksundaymarket.com or find us on Facebook & Twitter @JeffParkMarket

Sep 11

Sep 09

Updated Sep 10

Petsmart 6 corners

Would like to know 1. Is there a estimated opening and completion date for the petsmart next to jewel? 2. If petsmart already has the property why the for lease sign is still in the window? Reason I ask 2 is when I called a few weeks ago they said property was still available.

Sep 09

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Sep 08

Updated Sep 08

6 corners Petsmart?

For some time they have been talking and from what I understand planning for a Petsmart next to jewel by 6 corners. My question is two part. 1. When is the estimated completion/opening dates? 2. If Petsmart already has the spot why is there still a for lease sign in the window?

  • I'm also very curious as to a timeline for opening.

  • pattymelt is mostly in charge

    The universe was put on hold while the Chipotle was being built. Now that it is open, I am sure this will move forward.

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Aug 31

Updated Sep 01

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

    Started in Spring of 2010, the Neighborhood Connection Project (NCP) is a citizen-led initiative to build community by repairing and beautifying the Metra railroad underpass located at Kinzua, Hiawatha and Lehigh. After securing the input and support of a diverse cross section of the citizens, civics, businesses and the wider...

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    Started in Spring of 2010, the Neighborhood Connection Project (NCP) is a citizen-led initiative to build community by repairing and beautifying the Metra railroad underpass located at Kinzua, Hiawatha and Lehigh. After securing the input and support of a diverse cross section of the citizens, civics, businesses and the wider community, as well as the support of the 41st Ward Aldermanic Office for required pre-beautification repairs to the underpass, we were joined by our ongoing partners, Green Star Movement (GSM) and After School Matters (ASM). Phase I underpass beautification efforts were ready to begin and indeed started finally in Spring 2013. GSM worked with ASM's teen interns and our local artists and community volunteers to produce the mural on the East side of the underpass, which was completed in Summer 2013. We continued together on Phase II completing the West wall work in summer 2014. During summer 2015 we will finish the project by joining the two bricolage murals together in the center. The joining of the East and West sides will be done by meeting in the middle with a golden stake. In the case of NCP, we will use golden tiles. The themes of the mural were decided by the community and the actual art reflects both our neighborhood's history, as well as the greenery and vegetation of the area. Special homage is paid to our Native American predecessors and the famous Hiawatha train that ran on these very tracks. Upon completion, NCP will be the largest outdoor public art bricolage mural on Chicago's Northwest side.

    So far, the NCP community includes:
    300+ citizens
    60 teen apprentices
    23 businesses
    7 artists
    4 local civics
    2 government agencies
    1 Alderwoman
    1 Chamber of Commerce
    1 Public Library
    1 Railroad Historical Society
    Green Star Movement
    After School Matters

    For more information about the Neighborhood Connection Project, contact Jac Charlier at jac.charlier@gmail.com or Gina Metelica at gina.metelica@gmail.com

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Aug 29

Phone scam - don't be a victim

The Internal Revenue Service issued a consumer alert today providing taxpayers with additional tips to protect themselves from telephone scam artists calling and pretending to be with the IRS.
These callers may demand money or may say you have a refund due and try to trick you into sharing private information. These con artists can sound convincing when they call. They may know a lot about you, and they usually alter the caller ID to make it look like the...

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The Internal Revenue Service issued a consumer alert today providing taxpayers with additional tips to protect themselves from telephone scam artists calling and pretending to be with the IRS.
These callers may demand money or may say you have a refund due and try to trick you into sharing private information. These con artists can sound convincing when they call. They may know a lot about you, and they usually alter the caller ID to make it look like the IRS is calling. They use fake names and bogus IRS identification badge numbers. If you don't answer, they often leave an "urgent" callback request.

The IRS reminds people that they can know pretty easily when a supposed IRS caller is a fake. Here are five things the scammers often do but the IRS will not do. Any one of these five things is a tell-tale sign of a scam. The IRS will never:

1. Call you about taxes you owe without first mailing you an official notice.
2. Demand that you pay taxes without giving you the opportunity to question or appeal the amount they say you owe.
3. Require you to use a specific payment method for your taxes, such as a prepaid debit card.
4. Ask for credit or debit card numbers over the phone.
5. Threaten to bring in local police or other law-enforcement groups to have you arrested for not paying.

If you get a phone call from someone claiming to be from the IRS and asking for money, here's what you should do:
If you know you owe taxes or think you might owe, call the IRS at 1.800.829.1040. The IRS workers can help you with a payment issue.
If you know you don't owe taxes or have no reason to believe that you do, report the incident to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) at 1.800.366.4484 or at www.tigta.gov.
If you've been targeted by this scam, also contact the Federal Trade Commission and use their "FTC Complaint Assistant" at FTC.gov. Please add "IRS Telephone Scam" to the comments of your complaint.

Aug 18

Updated Aug 28

Taste of Polonia Questions

Does anyone know if there will be a separate entrance fee for the kids activities? I think there was one last year? If yes, any idea of the amount? Can't find any info on the event's website :(

Aug 27

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Aug 26

Get your tickets! Filament Theatre's 'Crossing Six Corners: School Days

http://www.filamenttheatre.org/calendar-event/crossing-six-corners-school-days-2/

Crossing Six Corners: School Days is the fourth in the series of Filament’s neighborhood heritage projects. Through interviews with past and current residents, archived news articles, and discussions with local historians, Filament has devised another patchwork of the historic Six Corners Shopping Districts and its surrounding neighborhoods. This installment will feature stories about going to school in the neighborhood.

Aug 26

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Aug 23

  • 1 stars out of 5: Aqua on Yelp

Aug 21

Updated Aug 22

  • I guess some people will oppose anything. They are acting like it is a half-way house for sexual predators and gang-bangers.

Aug 22

Jefferson Park Sunday Market

Jefferson Park Sunday Market at our usual location at a Long & Lawrence Avenues, 9:30-1:30
Music: Steven Zane
Food Truck: Meatloaf A GoGo
Now featuring two produce vendors, as well as honey, soaps, tamales and craft items like jewelry and bags.
More at http://www.jeffersonparksundaymarket.com or find us on Facebook & Twitter @JeffParkMarket

Aug 18

Updated Aug 21

Date Night

So rather than doing the same old "dinner and a movie" routine, I want to think outside the box for our future date nights. I figured our Everyblock community would be an awesome idea generator. So neighbors what good options for live music, comedy shows, other entertainment do we have here on the NW side? I am thinking we'll check out a performance at the Gift Theater and visit the new Sip and Paint. What else?

  • Susan Long-time Jeff Park resident

    One of the best dates my husband and I had (if you can get away overnight) was at the Fireside dinner theater in Ft. Atkinson, WI. It is about 2-1/2 hours away. They have a gourmet dinner, a little shopping, and then some of the best theater I've seen outside of downtown Chicago. Then you stay overnight (Johnson Creek is a good place). The hotel right by the property was NOT recommended the last time I went. I really like some of the suggestions above, too--they show great imagination!

  • There's always a night out bowling as well. If you feel neither of you is very good, that just adds to the fun, You're sure to have lots of laughs.

Aug 21

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