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Vote for new Cubs Song!

Help Norwood Park neighbor win! Vote for his song #EverybodyLovesTheCubs
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Be a Norwood Park Scholar!

Your child graduating this year? You could be eligible to win a $500 scholarship from the Norwood Park Chamber of Commerce.
For more details visit
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Updated 3 days ago

Chuy for Mayor! Correction

My mistake. But my point is not so much where Emanuel was born as to his being primarily raised on the North Shore. His privileged upbringing along with amassing a 16 million dollar fortune within a two year period has distanced him both financially and mentally from what the average Chicago citizen endures on a daily basis. Which is part of the reason why he is so quick to have citizens bear the brunt of the cost of his programs and pet projects, such as the 140 million dollars to DePaul University while Chicagoans struggle with parking fines, red light/speed camera fines, ever increasing utility fees and property tax increases.

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    rogerparker, You want to talk about benefits, let's talk about Emanuel's benefits. Like when he earned 16 million dollars in 2 years as an investment banker even though he hardly had any experience in that field. Oh wait a minute, he did have experience in that field, kinda, like when...

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    rogerparker, You want to talk about benefits, let's talk about Emanuel's benefits. Like when he earned 16 million dollars in 2 years as an investment banker even though he hardly had any experience in that field. Oh wait a minute, he did have experience in that field, kinda, like when he was a well paid director of scandal plagued Fredie Mac, which again was a job his resume was really not suited for. But hey with his connections the world is your oyster. Only trouble is, his connections aren't doing much for Chicago, although they certainly are fattening his recently 30 million dollar campaign war chest! Garcia's connection pales in comparison to Emanuel's connections. For more about them read:

    http://blogs.suntimes.com/sweet/2011/02/rahm_emanuel_2.html

  • Mr Garcia is the focus of Chicago voters dissatisfaction with Blue dog Dems. He, like former U.S. Representative Michael Patrick Flanagan,is in the right place at the right time.

Nov 02

Updated 3 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

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Mar 15

Updated 5 days ago

Campaign for the Placement of a Blue Star Memorial in Wildwood Park.

My name is Dennis Paterka, a lifelong North Edgebrook resident and a Viet Nam era Marine. I have started a campaign for the placement of a Blue Star Memorial in Wildwood Park.

The reason for the placement of a Blue Star Memorial in Wildwood Park is twofold. The first is that Wildwood Park is where the Edgebrook community has its annual Fourth of July picnic and the second is that there are two Marines (Patrick Scully and Peter Strategos) from...

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My name is Dennis Paterka, a lifelong North Edgebrook resident and a Viet Nam era Marine. I have started a campaign for the placement of a Blue Star Memorial in Wildwood Park.

The reason for the placement of a Blue Star Memorial in Wildwood Park is twofold. The first is that Wildwood Park is where the Edgebrook community has its annual Fourth of July picnic and the second is that there are two Marines (Patrick Scully and Peter Strategos) from North Edgebrook/Wildwood who were KIA in Viet Nam.

The campaign for a Blue Star Memorial in Wildwood Park has reached the second stage which is the collection of letters of recommendations as per Chicago Park District Senior Counsel Joseph Bornstein: “You'll need to present letters showing broad based community support for your project. This may include letters from local community groups and most importantly the Park Advisory Council for Wildwood Park.”

The web site for the for Blue Star Memorial is here http://www.gardenclub.org/projects/ongoing-projects/blue-star-memorials.aspx

The history is here http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/infrastructure/blue01.cfm

The facebook page is here https://www.facebook.com/NationalGardenClubsBlueStarMemorials

The Illinois Garden Club page is here http://gci.esiteasp.com/garden_glories/news.htm

  • Hello Jac,

    This is something that should be done forty years ago but wasn't because of the lack of leadership during that era. Now that I'm the one who is the old salt the only person I have to blame for the lack of leadership is myself.

    Dennis

  • Hello Nicholas,

    Thank me with a letter of recommendation.

    Dennis

Mar 20

Updated 5 days ago

Chuy For Mayor!

Rahm Emanuel is a multimillionaire, suburban born and bred arrogant, elitist who no more cares about Chicago, it's citizens, employees and least it's retirees than the man in the moon. He'll have moved on in 4 years leaving a path of destruction in his place while enhancing his reputation on the national stage. He already is eliminating health insurance for retirees and if the courts allow it his next target will be the pensions of thousands and thousands of workers....

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Rahm Emanuel is a multimillionaire, suburban born and bred arrogant, elitist who no more cares about Chicago, it's citizens, employees and least it's retirees than the man in the moon. He'll have moved on in 4 years leaving a path of destruction in his place while enhancing his reputation on the national stage. He already is eliminating health insurance for retirees and if the courts allow it his next target will be the pensions of thousands and thousands of workers. Mayor Daley destroyed the financial solvency of this city and Emanuel has done nothing but dig a deeper hole. Through back room deals he give millions of City money to his fat cat billionaire friends and proposes to give 1 billion dollars to DePaul University to fund the building of a new arena, while he bleeds the citizens dry with red light cameras, skyrocketing parking fees and soon I'm sure, huge property tax increases

  • TeamGarrido tries these same rumors for the fourth, fifth, sixth time?
    Are the TeamGarrido All-Stars tiring of being asked to repeatedly lie?

  • I like Rahm, He's been there for me when I needed him.

Mar 21

Correction to an earlier post regarding Rahm Emanuel.

The amount of City money that Emanuel is providing regarding the DePaul project is $140 million not $1 billion.

Mar 21

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Mar 16

Updated Mar 18

What are the rules about an Alderman using City Vehicles to Campaign?

Does anyone know the laws about an Alderman using a city vehicle driven by a city employee to get to a political event? This video appears to show Alderman Mary O'Connor arriving at the Northwest Side Irish Parade in a City Vehicle driven by a City Employee. Did tax payers pay for the gas or the employees time? Does anyone know if she broke the law here?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXynsbpXhng

  • Interesting how this very same topic was also on facebook on the 41st Ward citizens blog. Also on the blog was the topic about Napolitano using city equipment for political purposes all because he has a picture on his mailer of himself in his CFD uniform in front of a fire engine. The owner of the page didn't like that I disagreed with his/her take on either so called abuse of city property and has blocked me from commenting on any more posts.

  • Your question should be did Rahm get driven to a parade by a team of much higher paid city employees? And in a very expensive city vehicle? At least in this case the city employee was already working the parade and probably picked her up close by in the ward. Not a big deal and i am sure not an ethics violation. Worry about the important things will ya. By the way i am a supporter of her opponent.

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Mar 07

Get your GREEN on!

Order your #NWSI t-shirts today, go for the green, get ready for the NWSI Parade Sunday, March 15, 2015 at Noon.

Email Nicolebelcaster@gmail.com to reserve your shirts today! Short sleeve only (kids & adult sizes) available only $15 each. Or order now & pick one up at Mo Daileys Tuesday night!

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Mar 04

Mather's IMore Than A Cafe s hiring!

Join our team of Culinary Delighters! We’re looking for a skilled and friendly cook who enjoys plenty of face time with customers. This is not a standard kitchen job: not only will you prepare quality food in a timely fashion, you may host cooking demonstrations, dress in costume, and possibly sing and dance with customers. You’ll work in a fun, ageless environment, for an organization that has been ranked as a Chicago Tribune Top Workplace multiple times. This position requires...

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Join our team of Culinary Delighters! We’re looking for a skilled and friendly cook who enjoys plenty of face time with customers. This is not a standard kitchen job: not only will you prepare quality food in a timely fashion, you may host cooking demonstrations, dress in costume, and possibly sing and dance with customers. You’ll work in a fun, ageless environment, for an organization that has been ranked as a Chicago Tribune Top Workplace multiple times. This position requires at least one year of cooking experience, with basic knowledge and understanding of cooking techniques; ability to communicate with supervisor, coworkers, and customers; ability to follow standardized recipes; ability to operate kitchen equipment; and a current sanitation certification. Preferred: Formal culinary training.

Please contact Mather LifeWays at (847) 492-7500 or apply here: http://www.matherlifeways.com/jobs/view/cook-4.

Mar 04

Revel Bar opening in the old Dish space

Just saw the Norwood Chamber post about Revel, the new bar opening up at 6169 NW Hwy (where Dish used to be). Their website is still under construction, but some info can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/revelbarchicago

Welcome to the neighborhood and good luck!

Mar 04

The National Veteran Arts Museum Celebrates Women’s History Month

The National Veteran Arts Museum Celebrates Women’s History Month
http://www.nvam.org/nvam-celebrates-womens-history-month/

4041 N. Milwaukee Avenue, 2nd floor
Open Tuesdays – Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission.
312-326-0270

Mar 03

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Feb 27

  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    REPAIR/REPLACE DRYWALL AS NEEDED. REPLACE 10 INTERIOR DOORS AND TRIMMING. REPLACE KITCHEN CABINETS. REPLACE CERAMIC TILES IN HALLWAY AND KITCHEN. REPLACE 8 PLUMBING FIXTURES. REPAIR BRICK PAVERS AND REFINISH HARDWOOD FLOORS. PAINTING THROUGHOUT.

    6751 N. Edgebrook Ter. Issued February 25, 2015 Comment

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Feb 23

Get ready to vote: hear from 41st ward aldermanic candidates

Learn more about the candidates for alderman in the 41st ward with this video from a forum hosted by the Foster Harlem Property Owners Association: http://ow.ly/JwUOJ.

Feb 22

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Feb 20

Check One, Two! at the National Veterans Art Museum

The second workshop at the National Veterans Art Museum will explore the roots of poetry and hip hop in the context of African American History Month.

Melvin Lyons will be leading the workshop along with NVAM staff and volunteers. All are welcome! This workshop is free and open to the public.

Mel L. is a hip hop artist with The Microphone Misfitz and a Marine Corps veteran. Join us for a two-hour emcee workshop exploring the hip hop voice from...

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The second workshop at the National Veterans Art Museum will explore the roots of poetry and hip hop in the context of African American History Month.

Melvin Lyons will be leading the workshop along with NVAM staff and volunteers. All are welcome! This workshop is free and open to the public.

Mel L. is a hip hop artist with The Microphone Misfitz and a Marine Corps veteran. Join us for a two-hour emcee workshop exploring the hip hop voice from a veteran's view on Saturday, February 28th, from 1-3 PM.

The art of emceeing is said to date back centuries and is cited as having roots in performative African poetry. This workshop will discuss the history of emceeing, how to move the crowd using the words and presence and how this can help veterans. Topics explored will include how to rhyme, different ways to structure a verse, what flow is and how to use it, and what writing techniques can be used.

Located at 4041 N. Milwaukee Avenue, 2nd floor, Chicago.
312-326-0270
http://www.nvam.org

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Feb 11

Services for Vee Gallo

The Norwood Park Chamber of Commerce extends deepest sympathy to family & friends of Vee Ulrich Gallo, (age 51) who recently passed away. Vee inspired & motivated many clients over the years at her business, HardCore Fitness Studio. Visitation Wednesday, February 11th from 4-9pm at Olson Burke and Sullivan Funeral Home at 6471 N. Northwest Hwy. Chgo http://www.youcaring.com/…/vee-ulrich-gallo-memorial…/303892
The church service will be Thursday, February 12 at 11am held at Park Community Church’s Edgebrook Campus located at 6155 West Touhy Avenue, Chicago, IL 60646.

Feb 10

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Feb 08

In memory of Vee Gallo

With tremendous sorrow and the heaviest of hearts the Gallo family must announce the passing of beloved wife, mother & friend Vee Ulrich Gallo. Vee’s wonderful life and legacy will live on forever through her adoring husband Joe & eight beautiful children. Donations are being graciously accepted as the family struggles to cope with their loss.
http://www.youcaring.com/memorial-fundraiser/vee-ulrich-gallo-memorial-fund/303892#.VNfU9G_f-q4.mailto

Feb 07

Updated Feb 07

Hearts for Vets at The National Veterans Art Museum February 14th

A free printmaking workshop with veteran and award-winning artist Eric J. Garcia as workshop leader.

All are welcome to join us this Valentine’s Day for an opportunity to work hands-on with one of Chicago’s most influential artists, learn about the process of printmaking and create artwork to be received by a loved one or sent to Hines VA.

Participants have the option of keeping prints and artwork made during the workshop or allowing NVAM staff to mail it as part...

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A free printmaking workshop with veteran and award-winning artist Eric J. Garcia as workshop leader.

All are welcome to join us this Valentine’s Day for an opportunity to work hands-on with one of Chicago’s most influential artists, learn about the process of printmaking and create artwork to be received by a loved one or sent to Hines VA.

Participants have the option of keeping prints and artwork made during the workshop or allowing NVAM staff to mail it as part of a package to be sent to Hines VA to be received by a veteran, doctor, nurse, or administrator.

Garcia is a Teaching Artist at the National Museum of Mexican Art and has also taught at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His work has been published internationally including publications such as: In these Times, The Black Commentator, and Hoy Newspaper. He has also been nominated for and won several awards and residencies. In 2009 Garcia was chosen “Chicago Artist To Watch” by the Chicago Artist Coalition.

Free and open to all members of the public! RSVP here or at info@nvam.org

http://www.nvam.org

Feb 06

Updated Feb 07

Mute Count Dilemma

Unfortunately the message category is an EB "field" that is required, but there is no corresponding category although there certainly should be.

I've always wondered about this particular issue, but try as I may have been unable to turn up an answer. If you are muted by another user/poster and that user's/poster's account is terminated by EB, is the number of times you have been muted get reduced accordingly? When an account is no longer active, mutes from an "inactive...

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Unfortunately the message category is an EB "field" that is required, but there is no corresponding category although there certainly should be.

I've always wondered about this particular issue, but try as I may have been unable to turn up an answer. If you are muted by another user/poster and that user's/poster's account is terminated by EB, is the number of times you have been muted get reduced accordingly? When an account is no longer active, mutes from an "inactive user" should no longer be tallied since such mutes are no longer applicable. If this is not automatically done, it is a feature that should be implemented by EB. I hope a moderator will chime in and shed some light on this issue.

  • had to work within the limitations imposed by EveryBlock. It is difficult to determine where to even post this. Chicago-wide would be OK, but that is not an option. It would also be helpful if there was an applicable category, but there isn't. Then a URL (link) is required, but...

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    had to work within the limitations imposed by EveryBlock. It is difficult to determine where to even post this. Chicago-wide would be OK, but that is not an option. It would also be helpful if there was an applicable category, but there isn't. Then a URL (link) is required, but this applies to all of EB so I use the home page link (www.everyblock.com)

    There are users/posters who have violated EB community guidelines and consequently had their accounts terminated. A mute count from an inactive user is irrelevant. When a user's/poster's account is terminated, all EB users who have been muted should have their mute count adjusted/reduced accordingly. I put in a request to have this feature implemented. I received an email from an EB feedback staff member who indicated that they passed my suggestion onto the EB development team.

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