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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.

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    With that detailed description of the perps, I would hope you would have gotten a photo of them. Not just of the flipped dumpster.

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

    Thank you for sharing this info. Sounds like quality parenting has produced the next generation of fine, productive citizens. I'll keep a look out, my camera ready, and 9-1-1 cued up. Dumpsters today, breaking into your garage and car tomorrow.

5 days ago

Updated 20 hours ago

39th Ward Alderman Debate?

Finally there's competition for the job. Anyone know if there's a debate in the works?

  • Robert Murphy, thank you for the offer to discuss your vision, it is appreciated.

  • Just a suggestion to anyone who may be involved in the planning of the debate. I think it would be helpful to those residents not able to attend the debate if a webcast, video and/or transcript is made available. Thanks for organizing this! Looking forward to it.

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Updated 21 hours ago

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?

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Updated 33 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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  • I work at Rivers Casino and they look for people ALL THE TIME who want to work in the food industry. You must go online to apply.....riverscasino.com in Des Plaines, as there is one in Pennsylvania.
    Give them my name and you will get an instant interview.....yeah.
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Updated 35 hours ago

Speed Limit Cameras on Foster

How can we volunteer to have Foster Avenue, between Elston and Kimball, set as the first area to test the speed-limit cameras?

This section of Foster is clearly posted as a 30 MPH zone, yet because of the large area of parks and little parking there is a very large amount of speeding down this street. It's a real threat to pedestrians, senior citizens, children, bicyclists, and other using the public streets.

This would be a good place to test the system. Speed limit signs are clearly posted along the route and new signs wouldn't even be needed.

  • Albany Parker Jane Addams Community Health and Urban Development

    Ok so we all know about the graft for the well connected and the claims that this all has been "For the children" and the ridiculous light timings that could not be explained Well the facts are in and the cameras do not improve safety. They are all about the money. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/watchdog/redlight/ct-red-light-camera-safety-met-20141219-story.html#page=1 FIVE HUNDRED MILLION in fines! How many lives has that affected?

  • Bob Kastigar 15 Years North Park, bike rider, retired

    The Tribune and Redlight stories are misleading.

    They note that the number of T-Bone accidents have been reduced (which is good) but then go on to complain that the number of rear-end accidents have increased.

    Rear-end accidents occur because of drivers driving to fast and following to closely, not because of the Red-Light cameras.

    Slow down, keep your distance, and drive safely. Quit looking for someone else to blame.

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Candidates for 39th Ward Alderman

I've been studying the 39th Ward candidates for alderman, and while I am still undecided since anything can happen between now and the election, I have been impressed by Robert Murphy. He seems to have a handle on the issues of the Ward and appears very passionate. I am still open to hearing more from Joe Laiacona and Mary Hunter.

If you're interested in knowing - Murphy, Laiacona's and Hunter all have Facebook pages, and Murphy and Laiacona have twitter...

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I've been studying the 39th Ward candidates for alderman, and while I am still undecided since anything can happen between now and the election, I have been impressed by Robert Murphy. He seems to have a handle on the issues of the Ward and appears very passionate. I am still open to hearing more from Joe Laiacona and Mary Hunter.

If you're interested in knowing - Murphy, Laiacona's and Hunter all have Facebook pages, and Murphy and Laiacona have twitter too. I tried to find a FB page or twitter for Alderman Laurino but I don't think she has either.

If anyone has any thoughts on any of the candidates, I would like to hear any views. You can also private message me if you like.

  • Susan, OId Irving Anna commented in another thread:

    http://chicago.everyblock.com/politics/dec16-39th-ward-alderman-debate-6565538/

    "Several community associations are discussing co-sponsoring a debate. Effort is being spearheaded by the Hollywood Park--North Park group. Location would be Northside College Prep auditorium. No firm details yet."

    I look forward to attending,

    From reading Kathleen's comment, it confirms that some areas of the 39th Ward receives better treatment than other sections. My area seems to be one of the forgotten areas.

  • Jac Charlier AKA Citizen Jac Finding Solutions to Shared Community Challenges

    The Edgebrook Community Association is doing a 39th Ward aldermanic debate on January.

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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
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6 days ago

Mending fences

Can anyone recommend a carpenter skilled at building a gated fence?

Thanks in advance.

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Dec 13

Updated Dec 14

  • Congrats to the Alderman

  • Miss Colleen Live in Jefferson Park

    I agree with Arena's support of the teachers union and all unions in general. I will give credit where credit is due.

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Updated Dec 13

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 12

Finch's Plans Massive Brewery, Taproom on Chicago River

The young beer company opened its original, and current, location at 4565 N. Elston Ave. in June 2011 and has been quickly growing ever since.

  • It is sad that they chose to go to Lincoln Park rather than stay in the neighborhood.

  • Agreed, really wish they found a way to stay local. Oh well, as long as they keep canning Hardcore Chimera I'll still support them.

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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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Updated Dec 06

Missing a cat in OIP?

This stunning little feline showed up on my front porch today. Look familiar?

  • Flicking The Bean

    Uh oh.

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