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Looking for a tailor.

Does anyone know of a good tailor shop in the area that can hem some pants?

  • in the little mall at Peterson & Sauganash there is a dry cleaners that does alterations, very good work and service.

  • J

    Olga at Glad Cleaners works wonder on suits/sport coats/blazers.

    Need sleeves on a dress shirt shortened? April at Demetre's (on Devon next to cigar shop).

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Chicago Artists Month: Exquisite Corpse Workshop at the NVAM Satruday Oct 4, 11-1

Join the National Veterans Art Museum and artists from around the city for a community art-making workshop and exhibition. Participants will create a portion of an “Exquisite Corpse”—an art form that exploits accidents and was made famous by the Surrealists—and the created work will be featured in an online exhibition right here on www.nvam.org.

In addition, visitors are invited to view a special exhibition of art works made by NVAM Education apprentices. These apprentices are high school students from Chicago Public Schools who worked intensively with museum staff and the permanent collection this summer in a collaboration with After School Matters. The exhibition of student art features media including photography, video and sculpture.

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Updated 4 days ago

Niles’ initiative of Touhy Triangle will create an increase of Niles’ generated traffic impact

From the links below you can read about the Touhy Triangle initiative that Niles is planning. For those that were around 20 years ago when Target/Builders Square (now Costco) were built this is deja vu.

At that time both Melvina and Moody residents petitioned for cul-de-sacs to prevent the Niles generated traffic impact from affecting North Edgebrook but these petitions were ignored by Alderman Dougherty. When Niles eliminated the right turn on Melvina in Niles in August 2007 giving free...

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From the links below you can read about the Touhy Triangle initiative that Niles is planning. For those that were around 20 years ago when Target/Builders Square (now Costco) were built this is deja vu.

At that time both Melvina and Moody residents petitioned for cul-de-sacs to prevent the Niles generated traffic impact from affecting North Edgebrook but these petitions were ignored by Alderman Dougherty. When Niles eliminated the right turn on Melvina in Niles in August 2007 giving free traffic access through North Edgebrook to the Touhy Triangle Melvina residents petitioned to have 7100 north Melvina made a one way street north bound to both Alderman Dougherty and Alderwoman O’Connor and once again these petitions were ignored. Apparently we live on the wrong side of the ward. Instead North Edgebrook has become choked with stop signs and speed humps.

If the current status quo remains North Edgebrook will become an arterial route for the Niles’ Touhy Triangle that will go past Wildwood school, SMOW and Wildwood park. Niles has already played North Edgebrook/Chicago for a fool with development of the Niles’ Touhy Triangle so the question is: Are North Edgebrook residents going to let Niles generated traffic impact on North Edgebrook to continue to occur and pay taxes to let our residential streets become artial streets for Niles’ growth?

Dennis Paterka

http://www.buglenewspapers.com/niles/article_5510bac4-2add-11e4-8269-001a4bcf6878.html

http://www.buglenewspapers.com/niles/article_5510bac4-2add-11e4-8269-001a4bcf6878.html?mode=image

http://www.journal-topics.com/news/article_322dbb70-ff9a-11e2-9b2c-001a4bcf6878.html

http://bloximages.newyork1.vip.townnews.com/buglenewspapers.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/9/a6/9a67427e-2ad2-11e4-afb2-001a4bcf6878/53f8a75ecea25.pdf.pdf

http://niles.suntimes.com/2014/09/02/niles-village-board-gives-early-ok-touhy-makeover-plan/

http://www.vniles.com/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Minutes/01302014-696

  • What do the people who live on Hiawatha have to say about "The traffic coming down Hiawatha"?

    Dennis

  • September 24, 2014

    Dear Alderwoman O’Connor,

    The forthcoming building of an Aldi and Costco gas station at Melvina and Touhy in Niles, Niles’ Touhy Triangle initiative (attached) and a new doctor’s office at Melvina and Touhy in Chicago will create an even greater traffic impact on the 7100 north block...

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    September 24, 2014

    Dear Alderwoman O’Connor,

    The forthcoming building of an Aldi and Costco gas station at Melvina and Touhy in Niles, Niles’ Touhy Triangle initiative (attached) and a new doctor’s office at Melvina and Touhy in Chicago will create an even greater traffic impact on the 7100 north block of Melvina and the North Edgebrook neighborhood that I have outlined in the attached letters which have been submitted to you previously. It is now time to revisit making the 7100 block of Melvina a one way street north bound starting immediately south of the alley at 7144 north Melvina.

    Also being resubmitted is a petition for stop signs at the intersection of Melvina/Estes/Tahoma which receives a direct Niles’ generated traffic impact because of IDOT’s traffic signal at Melvina and Touhy. Since you have allowed additional stop signs the next street over at Moody and Hiawatha which does not receive a direct traffic impact from Niles, the intersection of Melvina/Estes/Tahoma should not be prejudiced against.

    Respectfully,
    Dennis Paterka

Sep 22

Updated 4 days ago

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

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Sep 20

Updated 6 days ago

Skunks!

Do you smell that? Spotted skunks in the neighborhood a few times in the last year. Today I just spotted a family about 5-6 around Loleta and Lehigh ave. 311 says the city will only do something about the skunks if they get into a building.

  • Lynn in NorthEdgebrook homeower/soccer mom

    We seem to be over run this year I'm in wildwood, I have counted 6 in one evening scurring from yard to yard sitting outside at dusk, I never take the dogs for a walk after dark far too risky.

Sep 23

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Sep 22

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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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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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

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Updated Sep 18

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.

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Sep 18

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.

Sep 17

Updated Sep 18

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.

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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.

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

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    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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Updated Sep 02

Warrior Writers Workshop September 6, 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm at the NVAM

The Warrior Writers Project will facilitate a veterans writing workshop that generates creative responses to the artwork featured in SURREALISM & WAR and uses surrealist poetry and history to create new surrealist poetry. The workshop will be followed by a poetry reading featuring the workshop participants and Warrior Writers members. Join us for a Veterans Writing Workshop followed by a Working With Vets 101 and Open Facilitator's Training from 12 - 5pm. The poetry reading will begin at 7pm.

www.nvam.org

  • This Saturday (9/6) Lovella Calica and Kevin Basl from Warrior Writers are coming to Chicago to lead a Warrior Writers Workshop in conjunction with SURREALISM & WAR exhibition, and hosting a poetry reading and book release of Warrior Writers' fourth anthology at the National Veterans Art Museum. These events are FREE—contact info@warriorwriters for more info!

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