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Nov 11

Updated 4 days ago

Shop-N-Save opens!!

Welcome new Shop-N-Save at Milwaukee & Devon to Norwood Park! Grand opening is on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 9am.

Nov 02

Updated 5 days ago

“100 Faces of War” Exhibit Opening at the NVAM for Veterans Day

“100 Faces of War” - Portraits and words of Americans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. The exhibition will be on view from November 11, 2014 through May 1, 2015 at the National Veterans Art Museum and will be the first time the exhibit will shown in its entirety.

This exhibition is to be a place of open contemplation upon the American experience of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. These portraits represent a cross section of the American experience...

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“100 Faces of War” - Portraits and words of Americans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. The exhibition will be on view from November 11, 2014 through May 1, 2015 at the National Veterans Art Museum and will be the first time the exhibit will shown in its entirety.

This exhibition is to be a place of open contemplation upon the American experience of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. These portraits represent a cross section of the American experience of these wars and the statements of the people pictured reveal a candid, unedited understanding of our recent history. Nine years in the making, 100 Faces was created by Artist Matt Mitchell. Each portrait represents a part of the American statistics of these wars and comes out of a personal meeting between the artist and the person pictured. For posthumous portraits the artist worked with the family and the words are provided by the family.

Opening Reception, Veterans Day, Tuesday, November 11, 2014, from 3pm -7pm. The opening reception is free and open to the public.

http://www.nvam.org/upcoming-100-faces-of-war/#more-2808
http://www.100facesofwarexperience.org/

Closed for installation November 2 -10, 2014.

Open Tuesdays – Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., admission is free.
Located at 4041 N. Milwaukee Avenue, 2nd floor, Chicago.
(312) 326-0270

6 days ago

Shop & Save Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Join our new neighbors this morning at 10:15am as we host a ribbon cutting ceremony at the new Shop & Save Market @ Devon & Milwaukee new grocery store!

6 days ago

Shop & Save Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Join our new neighbors this morning at 10:15am as we host a ribbon cutting ceremony at the new Shop & Save @ Devon & Milwaukee new grocery store!

Nov 14

Why can't the 41st Ward do this?: "How Would You Spend $1 Million in Our Community?"

How Would You Spend $1 Million in Our Community?
For the third year, the 45th Ward is using participatory budgeting to determine how to spend 2015 Aldermanic Menu funds.
This process offers transparency into how the city spends your tax dollars and gives you a real voice – by offering ideas and voting for specific projects – into how that money is spent in our community.
Here’s how it works: Each alderman every year is allocated $1.3 million in Aldermanic...

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How Would You Spend $1 Million in Our Community?
For the third year, the 45th Ward is using participatory budgeting to determine how to spend 2015 Aldermanic Menu funds.
This process offers transparency into how the city spends your tax dollars and gives you a real voice – by offering ideas and voting for specific projects – into how that money is spent in our community.
Here’s how it works: Each alderman every year is allocated $1.3 million in Aldermanic Menu funds to spend on street and sidewalk repaving, curb replacement, bike lanes, street light replacement, and other capital projects. In most wards, this money is allocated by the alderman, with varying degrees of input from city departments, staff and residents.
The PB process starts in the fall with neighborhood assemblies. There, we explain the process and brainstorm infrastructure projects.
The projects suggested are sent to committees made up of volunteers. Those volunteers in the fall and winter research the projects for feasibility and cost. They then select projects to place on the ballot.
In the spring, the committees present the projects selected for the ballot to the community at project expos, explaining why those projects were selected and answering questions.
Finally, in the late spring, all ward residents 14 and older are invited to vote on projects. Residents will also vote on how much of the $1 million we’re allocating through this process should be spent on streets, sidewalks and curbs.
The 45th Ward will announce the results at the same weekend as voting, and the projects will be submitted to the city for funding.

Dennis

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Oct 30

Updated Nov 03

Missing Kitten Loron Ave 6800 Block.

Our kittin went missing today.

She is a 3 month old grey kitten. some striping on her tail.

Oct 31

Updated Nov 01

Disturbed Individual in North Edgebrook

There is a disturbed individual who is letting his/her dog poop all over Melvina. This just started about a month ago so maybe he/she changes blocks. I put up a Curb Your Dog sign and it was torn down and when I put the sign back up he/she had his/her dog poop in front of the sign. Obviously this person isn’t playing with a full deck and should be approached with caution. The dog is a medium sized dog.

Dennis

Oct 29

Norwood neighbors -need your help!

Mitzie, she is a little Yorky, that went missing on Nina near the Norwood Circle around 5:30pm on Tuesday, 10/28 Mitzie is not wearing a collar and has no teeth. Please call 773-544-1699 if you find her. Thanks for your help!!

Oct 23

Updated Oct 25

National Veterans Art Museum Closed For Installation November 2-10, 2014

The National Veterans Art Museum will be closed for installation November 2 -10, 2014. This is the last opportunity to see the "Surrealism and War" show which is an exhibition of veterans’ artwork that explores the relationship between Surrealism and the experience of war and Korean War veteran Jim Leedy’s "The Earth Lies Screaming." http://cantv.org/watch-now/surrealism-and-war-exhibition-tour/

The Museum will reopen on Veterans Day, November 11, 2014 with the "100 Faces of War Experience: Portraits and Words of Americans Who Served in Iraq and Afghanistan" show. http://www.nvam.org/upcoming-100-faces-of-war/#more-2808

Open Tuesdays – Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., admission is free.
Located at 4041 N. Milwaukee Avenue, 2nd floor, Chicago.
(312) 326-0270

www.nvam.org/

  • Nick Neighborhood watch

    Thanks for the notice, appreciate it.

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Oct 16

Oct 14

Updated Oct 14

Roofing

I am looking for minor repairs to my roof. Any suggestions on Roofers would be appreciated.

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    Albany roofing has been taking care of my family's homes since Larry started his business. (773) 878-1281

Feb 17

Updated Oct 13

Caldwell RR crossing

When will something be done about this triangle of mess? During rush hour and the increased Metra traffic this area gets jammed packed with cars. Also on Caldwell running west across the tracks and Lehigh people are constantly running the red light. Could the Metra make a flyover to fix this problem area?

  • MH

    Expect this intersection and the surrounding congested traffic area to get even worse --and more dangerous--than it is now with the poorly conceived placement of the new Bike Trail extension coming through...Thanks Cook County Forest Preserve and
    Alderman Laurino...Our tax dollars at work once again...

  • Once again it is time to post my idea about the Devon, Lehigh, Caldwell, and Central traffic nightmare:

    This idea was presented to Governor Quinn under the Recovery Act but never got a reply.

    Once upon a time the Edgebrook train station was located east of Central on the south...

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    Once again it is time to post my idea about the Devon, Lehigh, Caldwell, and Central traffic nightmare:

    This idea was presented to Governor Quinn under the Recovery Act but never got a reply.

    Once upon a time the Edgebrook train station was located east of Central on the south side of the tracks (across from Old Edgebrook, there is still an old sidewalk there if you look close) where a picnic grove is now. I doubt any one alive today knows why it was moved to its present location north of Devon where every time a train stops it completely snarls traffic in downtown Edgebrook. My idea is to move the train station back to its original location so when trains stop the train would be completely on the tracks east of Central and as such the gates would not have to be down while loading and unloading passengers.

    The tricky part to this idea is that land would have to confiscated from the FPDCC. I’m talking about the land at the southeast corner of Central and Caldwell, the entire parcel east of Central, south of Caldwell, west of the golf course and north of the tracks. A new train station would be built with sorely needed parking. It would also create a safer pedestrian environment for train passengers to exit and enter the train interface.

    Considering what the daily nightmare traffic congestion is in downtown Edgebrook because of the train stopping the argument would be that this is using public land for the public good and the FPDCC is never going to use this obscure parcel for anything any way because of its location.

    I know, lots of politics involved and where would the funding be found making this proposal a very, very long row to hoe, but no one else has ever come up with an idea for this intersection. What I would like out of this project is a Veteran’s memorial incorporated into the mix.

    Dennis

Oct 13

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Oct 10

Stolen Bicycles

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2014/10/09/the-number-of-bikes-stolen-in-chicago-the-neighborhoods-theyre-stolen-from-and-how-many-are-recovered/

Bicycles lovers will want to look at the map at the bottom of this article where you will notice that significantly more bicycles are stolen on the north side than the south side.

Dennis

Oct 07

Updated Oct 09

Are Not For Profits Allowed to Solicit on Everyblock?

Are Not For Profits allowed to solicit on Everyblock?

Dennis

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    That depends on your definition of allowed.

  • SpamAlert Hates being spammed

    That also depends on your definitions of "not for profits" and "solicit."

    You might consider posing your question to the support staff (see "feedback and support" in the lower-right-hand corner of this page).

Oct 08

National Veterans Art Museum Crowdfunding

HELP US INSPIRE

As a nonprofit institution, the National Veterans Art Museum relies heavily on monetary and in-kind donations to accomplish its mission of inspiring a greater understanding of the real impact of war. Your unrestricted, 100% tax-deductible contribution to the museum helps us keep the doors open and the lights on so we can continue our vital efforts. Every gift, no matter how small, enables us to preserve and exhibit the fine art in our collection and provide programs...

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HELP US INSPIRE

As a nonprofit institution, the National Veterans Art Museum relies heavily on monetary and in-kind donations to accomplish its mission of inspiring a greater understanding of the real impact of war. Your unrestricted, 100% tax-deductible contribution to the museum helps us keep the doors open and the lights on so we can continue our vital efforts. Every gift, no matter how small, enables us to preserve and exhibit the fine art in our collection and provide programs in art education and therapeutic art.

The National Veterans Art Museum inspires greater understanding of the real impact of war with a focus on Vietnam. The museum collects, preserves and exhibits art inspired by combat and created by veterans.

If you are interested in gift planning or corporate giving opportunities, please contact Executive Director Levi Moore at (312) 326-0270 or levimoore@nvam.org. The NVAM is a 501(c)3 not-for profit organization and a member agency of the Combined Federal Campaign (94613). EIN: 36-3195879

https://www.crowdrise.com/NVAM#crowdrise

National Veterans Art Museum
4041 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL 60641
312-326-0270 phone
312-326-9767 fax
info@nvam.org
http://www.nvam.org/

Oct 06

Noise Mitigation Referendum November 4, 2014

Here's a reason locally to go out and vote November 4, 2014:

To the Voters of the City of Chicago: "Should Congress pass a law that requires the Federal Aviation Administration to revisit the criteria it uses to create the "noise contours" that determine which residences near airports across the country are eligible for noise mitigation?"

Yes No

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Sep 29

Updated Sep 30

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.

  • Thanks for posting this. NVAM is doing so many positive things for our veterans!

Sep 27

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Updated Sep 26

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

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