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Littering - Really?

Just an observation - I'm amazed at the apparent acceptance of throwing trash out one's car window. Maybe it's just timing, but once again yesterday sitting at a stop light along Cicero and the car in front of me opens their window and tosses their trash (papers) out the window.

Is it just me or is that ok here? I moved here from Texas about 3 years ago and although Texas has other issues, it was just not cool to...

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Just an observation - I'm amazed at the apparent acceptance of throwing trash out one's car window. Maybe it's just timing, but once again yesterday sitting at a stop light along Cicero and the car in front of me opens their window and tosses their trash (papers) out the window.

Is it just me or is that ok here? I moved here from Texas about 3 years ago and although Texas has other issues, it was just not cool to litter - seriously, in the 30 years I lived there I don't think I ever saw this sort of behavior, yet in the 3 years here I've seen it a half dozen times. There was a long running campaign in Texas - "Don't Mess with Texas" that seemed to really work, as hokey as that sounds. I hear no such message here.

For almost a year we had a guy that would sit in his car late at night along our street, eat takeout food and toss all his leftovers out of the car - I finally waited up and called the police and even after they chased him away he still came back, like it was perfectly acceptable.

I really don't get it?

  • HoneyBadger resident

    JimmyMac - I still remember that commercial of the American Indian with a tear running down his cheek and Sue - I do remember Clean-Up Week. Be nice to get that commercial to air again. My kids still remember when I was driving and stopped the car and pulled to...

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    JimmyMac - I still remember that commercial of the American Indian with a tear running down his cheek and Sue - I do remember Clean-Up Week. Be nice to get that commercial to air again. My kids still remember when I was driving and stopped the car and pulled to the curb and made one of them walk back a block to pick up what they'd thrown out the window before giving them the lecture about all of us standing waist deep in trash if everyone threw their papers out the window. I think it was a gum wrapper - lol.

8 hours ago

Updated 8 hours ago

Looking to Change my job

Hi this is the first time using this, and was wondering if anyone knew of any professionl work place that may be hiring. I currently work for a Food Service company but was looking to change and be closer to home as my commute takes away from home. With two little kids to care for I am finding it difficult to balance work and home. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated

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Updated 8 hours ago

Three Loud Teens

Last night/this morning 12/19 there were three teens that were causing a good amount of noise around 2 am. They flipped a dumpster in the alley between Grace and Warrick just East of Kilpatrick. Only providing this information in case others had a similar incident. There were two males and one female, all Caucasian, who looked like teenagers of high school age. One of the males was carrying a full sized dark colored flag with a 6ft or so flag pole. It was wrapped around the pole at the time so I didn't notice any distinguishing marks.

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    If you didn't call 911, then expect them to be back doing more damage. It's not too late to file a police report (and you really should)

  • Portage Park Ryan Portage Park is where I call home.

    Kids are going to be kids.

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    Ryan - turning over dumpsters is no normal "kid" behavior. If my kid was involved, I would hope that someone would call the police

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New Chess Coordinator Position at CPS--Are You Interested?

Just got this e-mail from Illinois Chess Association:

"Many of you know that ICA has long been advocating an expansion of the chess program in Chicago's public schools. CPS recently made a significant change in its program by transferring chess from its Sports Department (which ICA has long supported) to its Academic Competitions Department. They are now looking for someone to serve as their chess coordinator. See the notice below. If you know someone who might be interested, please forward this email to them. Feel free to contact me with any questions.

https://cpsk12il.taleo.net/careersection/3/jobdetail.ftl?job=67363


Jerry Neugarten
Chair, ICA Youth Committee
youth@il-chess.org"

  • Come enjoy the free upcoming chess event at our local library:

    Presented by Chicago Chess Center (http://www.chichess.org/events/).

    Open to players of all skill levels ages 7 and up.

    Sat., Dec. 20, 2–4 PM: Austin-Irving Branch Library, 6100 W. Irving Park Rd, Chicago

    How has grandmaster chess changed in the computer...

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    Come enjoy the free upcoming chess event at our local library:

    Presented by Chicago Chess Center (http://www.chichess.org/events/).

    Open to players of all skill levels ages 7 and up.

    Sat., Dec. 20, 2–4 PM: Austin-Irving Branch Library, 6100 W. Irving Park Rd, Chicago

    How has grandmaster chess changed in the computer era?
    What does it mean to have a "style" in chess?
    What can beginning and intermediate players learn from the games of the champions? We'll discuss selected games of three world champions from the decade after Garry Kasparov's retirement: Vladimir Kramnik, Viswanathan Anand, and Magnus Carlsen, with a special emphasis on Carlsen's career.
    Audience participation encouraged.

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Your questions - answered. Join Ald. Ray Suarez live on TV & online.

Join a live, interactive forum with Alderman Ray Suarez (31st ward) this Wednesday, December 17th, at 7 p.m. on CAN TV21 and http://www.cantv.org/hotline.

Whether you have questions about City Council's latest actions or issues facing your community, call in live and speak your mind.

We will also pass along any comments or questions added to this post, but if you're looking for answers, tuning in and calling in is your best option.

For more information and video about Political Forum, visit http://cantv.org/watch-now/category/political-forum/.

3 days ago

12/19: Fridays with Fioretti comes to the 30th Ward

Come meet Chicago Mayoral Candidate and 2nd Ward Alderman Bob Fioretti as he brings his listening tour to the Irving Park/Avondale neighborhoods. Join fellow residents to ask questions and learn about our vision of Chicago!

December 19, 2014 from 7:00pm - 8:00pm at Pueblo Latino 3456 N Pulaski Rd

Click here for more info: http://goo.gl/EQvQDO

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The Chicago Park District--Take a Survey, Please!

Just answered the survey call sent via E-mail, can you do the same? See the CPD's request below:

"Arts & Culture Survey: Tell us about your experience in the parks!

Help us to sustain and build vibrant arts opportunities in our neighborhood parks. Tell us about your arts experience in the parks by taking the Arts & Culture Survey! Surveys will be used as a component of a district wide arts and cultural resource assessment resulting in the creation of...

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Just answered the survey call sent via E-mail, can you do the same? See the CPD's request below:

"Arts & Culture Survey: Tell us about your experience in the parks!

Help us to sustain and build vibrant arts opportunities in our neighborhood parks. Tell us about your arts experience in the parks by taking the Arts & Culture Survey! Surveys will be used as a component of a district wide arts and cultural resource assessment resulting in the creation of an online cultural database.

Take the survey now.
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/chicagoparkcommunity

Complete this survey by December 21, 2014 and receive 500 Park Points. Not a Park Points member yet? Learn more about Park Points and sign up today.

Thank you for your participation and support.

The Chicago Park District

AA - Administration Building
Chicago Park District
541 N Fairbanks Ct.
Chicago, IL, US
60611"

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Nov 05

Updated 6 days ago

Love Letter from the Garbage Man

A big sticker was placed on our recycle bin today. It was dark outside but I think it's an orange "hazardous waste" sticker with three boxes. None were checked. In black marker they wrote "NO BLACK BAGS".

You can't put black trash bags in the blue bin anymore? No advance notice either?

  • Kathleen Boyle Your dog's best friend! (Taking real estate break)

    I thought we weren't supposed to us plastic bags in the blue bins at all, just dump recyclables right into the can.

  • Maureen T. Master Gardener, Landscape Designer

    Last week my garbage collector wrote "no plastic bags" in white grease pencil on the top of my blue can. I still collect recyclables in plastic Jewel
    bags in the house but I just dump the items in the blue can and recycle the Jewel bags. Not a problem at all.

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Updated Dec 08

Lincoln Square Area Schools Earn High Marks Under New CPS Ratings

Disney II Elementary, 3815 N. Kedvale Ave.

Schurz High School, 3601 N. Milwaukee Ave.

This article has 27 other Chicago locations (Show)

Alcott High School, 2957 N. Hoyne Ave.

Audubon Elementary, 3500 N. Hoyne Ave.

Bell Elementary, 3730 N. Oakley Ave.

Chappell Elementary, 2135 W. Foster Ave.

CICS-Irving Park, 3820 N. Spaulding Ave.

Coonley Elementary, 4046 N. Leavitt St.

Devry High School, 3300 N. Campbell Ave.

Edison Regional Gifted Center, 4929 N. Sawyer Ave.

Lane Tech College Prep High School, 2501 W. Addison St.

Murphy Elementary, 3539 W. Grace St.

Northside College Prep High School, 5501 N. Kedzie Ave.

Waters Elementary, 4540 N. Campbell Ave.

Budlong Elementary, 2701 W. Foster Ave.

Disney II Magnet High School, 3900 N. Lawndale Ave.

Patrick Henry Elementary, 4250 N. St. Louis Ave.

Hibbard Elementary, 3244 W. Ainslie St.

McPherson Elementary, 4728 N. Wolcott Ave.

North River Elementary, 4416 N. Troy St.

Palmer Elementary, 5051 N. Kenneth Ave.

Peterson Elementary, 5510 N. Christiana Ave.

Ravenswood Elementary, 4332 N. Paulina St.

Volta Elementary, 4950 N. Avers Ave.

Von Steuben High School, 5039 N. Kimball Ave.

Amundsen High School, 5110 N. Damen Ave.

Bateman Elementary, 4220 N. Richmond Ave.

Jahn Elementary, 3149 N. Wolcott Ave.

Roosevelt High School, 3436 W. Wilson Ave.

  • The timing of this news is terrible. Thanks, CPS. Way to change it up the very week that SEES and Option for Knowledge applications are due.

  • Randy Stroller

    Is Kenji's permanent record a matter of public record?

Dec 08

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Dec 07

BIZCamps by Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship

Came across a unique program to inspire high school kids to stay in school by giving them a hands-on learning on how to start a business. A non-for-profit organization can create a full blown program or just a camp. See the links. I would hope that our local high schools and charitable organizations would take a look at this promising opportunity.

Watch the introduction video at http://www.nfte.com/
http://www.nfte.com/what/bizcamps

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