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Smart Meters

Recently I have had an installation of a Smart meter and while I was waiting to do a cost comparison I figured I would reach out to my neighbors to see if they had done some of this analysis on their electric bills already? I also wanted to see if there were any concerns related or incidents as early installation of these meters were known to cause fires, fines were threatened if refused, and billing issues had been shown to appear in other states.

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Daniel, any interest in going to something this Fri and Sat Eve? Been invited to an event where about 400 nfp entities will be there discussing how to make improvements through technology.

    This might be of interest to you since you are a technology guy.

  • Daniel - North Lawndale - 2006 MBA - DePaul - Informations Systems

    I am interested if I can possibly do it on Friday, my Saturday this week I would be lucky to get my shoes tied and on the right feet. Please send me the information and I will let you know; thank you GP

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Election Time!

Can someone please tell me who running against Ald. Ervin in the 28th ward?

  • we need change CLEAN-UP THE CORNERS

    I've NEVER seen a more useless politician! Is no one running against Jason Ervin?

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Presidential Library

WE DID IT NORTH LAWNDALE! WE MADE THE CUT!!!!

The Obama Foundation announced the four finalists today; The Universities of Chicago, Illinois (UIC) and Hawaii, along with Columbia University in New York. For anyone who does not know, WE approached UIC to have a university component. We formed a partnership, now we are finalists!

Here is part of the Obama Foundation's statement:

“We were amazed by the quality of responses to our Request for Qualifications and we are grateful to...

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WE DID IT NORTH LAWNDALE! WE MADE THE CUT!!!!

The Obama Foundation announced the four finalists today; The Universities of Chicago, Illinois (UIC) and Hawaii, along with Columbia University in New York. For anyone who does not know, WE approached UIC to have a university component. We formed a partnership, now we are finalists!

Here is part of the Obama Foundation's statement:

“We were amazed by the quality of responses to our Request for Qualifications and we are grateful to every institution that expressed interest in carrying President Obama’s legacy forward,” said Board Chair Martin Nesbitt. “These four potential partners have come the farthest in meeting our criteria and have each demonstrated a strong vision for the future Obama Presidential Library. We look forward to working with each institution to further refine their proposals over the coming months, and to presenting our recommendations to the President and First Lady early next year.”

Now is the time to step up North Lawndale. Now is the time, all of us who wants to make a difference in all of the North Lawndales of this country. Let your voices be heard. Join us at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/North-Lawndale-Presidential-Library/366984393416815?ref=hl

  • Valerie F. Leonard Lawndale Community Builder and Policy Analyst

    Congratulations to everyone who had a hand in developing this application. I wish you the best! You make Lawndale proud!

  • Congratulations Lawndale and UIC.

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Dodge?

What are the doing at Dodge Elementary? And while I'm on neighborhood questions...anyone know why they removed the bike lane on Warren?
thanks
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  • Jdo concerned mom

    No idea what happened to the bike lane but Dodge is slated to become offices for CPS.

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What is the world coming to??/Digital Divide

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/theres-city-china-own-street-124936124.html

Maybe our Mayor would be interested in doing this for the Michigan Ave Crowd.

Seems there are so many pedestrians bumping into each other that some cities are making "special" pedestrian lanes. Do we need them more than bicycle lanes?

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Suuri osa nykypäivän vaurautta ja perustamista vaatia rakentaa tai hankkia tietoa. Joshaluat ihmiset tietää, millaista tuotetta tai palvelua myyt, sinun täytyy ottaa aikaakertoa heille, jotta lisättäisiin heidän tietämystään ja tuotteestasi. Ja helpoin japidetään tehokkain ja kannattava tapa tehdä, että nykyään on Internetin kautta.Joukossa monia ihmisen keksi tänään sivustot luultavasti esittää parhaatmahdollisuudet rakentaa suurin määrä tietoa ja hyvinvointia.

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Don't Let Paperwork Be a Problem for Your Nonprofit

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October 1, 2014 Thru October 22, 2014
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October 1, 2014 Thru October 22, 2014
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Easy Access to Chicago Codes

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This site can help you figure out what is legal.

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Presidential Library

On June 16th, the Barack Obama Foundation received 13 responses to its Request for Qualifications. Since then, it appears that the various bidders have chosen to silently wait for the Foundation’s decision, due sometime this month. Unfortunately, we fell into that mindset. Apologies.
From the beginning, developing a sense of pride in this and similar communities across the country was what our efforts were all about.
There is no doubt that physically, geographically and demographically, North Lawndale has the superior...

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On June 16th, the Barack Obama Foundation received 13 responses to its Request for Qualifications. Since then, it appears that the various bidders have chosen to silently wait for the Foundation’s decision, due sometime this month. Unfortunately, we fell into that mindset. Apologies.
From the beginning, developing a sense of pride in this and similar communities across the country was what our efforts were all about.
There is no doubt that physically, geographically and demographically, North Lawndale has the superior site and has a probable chance of winning the Library bid.
A grand Library campus built in a poor community will bring new investments and people, but what about the people here now? Without a sense of accomplishment, where is the sense of ownership? Where is the sense of pride?
North Lawndale’s site was not chosen from outside of the community. Our site submission was developed by the community. The University of Illinois did not approach us; we approached them with our fully researched site. This is the result of a community’s efforts.
When we win the Library (and we will), North Lawndale needs to know that it can say, “We did that!”

https://www.facebook.com/pages/North-Lawndale-Presidential-Library/366984393416815?ref=hl

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3 Dead, 19 Wounded in Chicago Weekend Violence

Around 12:30 a.m. Sunday, a 22-year-old man was shot in the 3800 block of West Gladys. The man was shot in the chest and was transported to Mount Sinai Hospital in stable condition. Police said he was treated and released. Details surrounding the shooting were not immediately available.

Around the same time, three people were shot at a block party in the 3900 block of West Arthington Street. Police said a 73-year-old woman sitting on a porch and two men, ages...

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The weekend’s first homicide took place around 11:30 p.m. Friday when police found a man stabbed to death inside a home in the 5800 block of North Mobile Avenue.

The man was standing near a park in the 6200 block of North Hoyne Avenue when a group of men walked up and demanded his cell phone. When the man refused, he was stabbed.

...64-year-old man was killed during an attempted robbery outside a store in the 1500 block of South Lawndale Avenue. The man was approached by two men who shot him while attempting to rob him...

Just before 9 p.m., three people were shot in the 7200 block of South Damen Avenue. A 19-year-old man was shot in the head and was initially transported to...

Police said the three were standing at the corner of 73rd and Damen when a black sedan pulled up and a man got out and opened fire. Area South Detectives are investigating.

...searched the area and found a 24-year-old man on the sidewalk in the 4500 block of South Evans Avenue. The man was unresponsive at the scene with multiple gunshot wounds to his body...

...a drunken man who attacked him after being asked to leave a restaurant in the 4500 block of North Kedzie Avenue. Police said the security guard asked a 47-year-old man to leave the facility...

Less than 30 minutes later, two men were shot in the 1600 block of West Cullerton. The two were sitting in a vehicle when someone walked up and opened fire. A...

Two people were shot around 10:30 p.m. Saturday in the 900 block of West 87th Street in the city’s Gresham neighborhood. A 28-year-old man was walking down the...

Just after 9 p.m., a 22-year-old man shot in an apparent drive-by while riding a bicycle in the 1400 block of West Morse Avenue in the Rogers Park neighborhood. The man was taken in critical condition to Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston with gunshot wounds to the head and back, police said.

A 24-year-old woman was shot just before 8 p.m. in the 10200 block of South Normal . The woman was walking on the sidewalk with her boyfriend when she heard approximately five...

...she had been shot in the shoulder. The woman ran to her home in the 400 block of West 103rd Street and called police. She was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in stable condition. Police...

Sep 07

Man shot in West Garfield Park

The 22-year-old showed up at Mount Sinai Hospital shot in the chest about 12:30 a.m., police News Affairs Officer Janel Sedevic said. He told officers he had been shot in the 3800 block of West Gladys, Sedevic said.

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