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neighbors, without sparking to much debate I am curious your views on something. Lots of accusations by many about others having multiple names, then there are the opinions that are often strong and heated by folks who clearly want to remain hidden. These opinions as you know can be everything from neighborhood issues to business reviews. What's your thoughts on that issue? Should EB revamp and require neighbors to display who they are? Just general thoughts and I'm sincerely curious what you all think on the subject

  • Dennis 25 year Jefferson Park resident

    So Joanie, are you saying 2 alderman are cyber stalking you?

  • joanie 20+ year Resident of Jefferson Park

    No that isn't what I said nor inferred. I'm someone who actually lives in the community and they know me. They're decent family men and well known because of their positions on the City Council.

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Why I Support the Sauganash Sounds and You Should Too

Greetings my many neighbors!

I'm asking you to support the Sauganash Sounds with a financial donation to this very important community newspaper. I am again making a donation this year. Donations can be mailed to Sounds Donation Drive, ATTN: Julie Gay, 22 Alice Lane, Lake Barrington, IL 60010.

Supporting the Sounds with a donation is important. As a longtime self-professed "community guy", the Sounds provides localized information on what is going on in a whole bunch of NW neighborhoods. The...

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Greetings my many neighbors!

I'm asking you to support the Sauganash Sounds with a financial donation to this very important community newspaper. I am again making a donation this year. Donations can be mailed to Sounds Donation Drive, ATTN: Julie Gay, 22 Alice Lane, Lake Barrington, IL 60010.

Supporting the Sounds with a donation is important. As a longtime self-professed "community guy", the Sounds provides localized information on what is going on in a whole bunch of NW neighborhoods. The information is often tailored exactly to a specific community. The newspaper is responsive to the civics in our area and talks about individual neighbors. All of this would already be worth my and your donation.

But what is most important to me as a community guy, is with the Sounds we increase our ability to build community and do democracy. Building community starts with being informed but moves towards getting involved. I read the Sounds seeing that all of the events and activities listed invite you and me to get involved with other citizens. When done right, whether or not successful, along the way community is built. "We are better together" is one of my many sayings.

The Sounds also allows us to do democracy. Democracy belongs to the people, not the political parties, government or even elected officials. Like community, democracy requires citizens who are informed, connected with one another, understand the common challenges they face and determined to solve those challenges. No citizen stands alone so the massing of more citizens around an issue is required to solve challenges. The Sounds provides an open platform for a variety of voices to be heard in the democratic arena whether those are for or against.

Thank you Sounds for information, introducing us to each other, letting us know what's going on, building community and doing democracy. All of this more than merits my donation once again this year. I ask you to do the same.

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ELSTON AVE CTA BUS SERVICE - Let's get it back!

Call your local alderman's office! Request that they attend the meeting being held by the 33rd ward's Transportation Action Committee at Ald. Deb Mell's office January 22, 2015 7:00-8:00p 3649 N. Kedzie Ave. (Addison/Kedzie). Reinstating discontinued bus service on Elston is more important that ever. Let's get our alderman's to put it back on CTA's agenda. Remember in the 1980s when Elston was an industrial corridor? Well, that is no more! We have commercial businesses and residents that can benefit from this bus route, especially the kids during school hours. We have Charter and Magnet schools all over the city. Let's help get our kids to school! Please spread the word and let's make it happen!

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

    Riding a bike does't make you much less vulnerable. In fact, with the thoughtless disregard that many show for cyclists, it may be even more dangerous than standing on some corners to wait for a bus. And SOME even have disabilities that prevent them from riding a bike.

  • Some of those bicyclist flirt with death.

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FAiR Coalition on Chicago Tonight, on Wednesday, December 19, at 7pm on Channel 11 (PBS)

The Fair Allocation in Runways (FAiR) Coalition has been invited once again to be on our region's premiere community news show - Chicago Tonight. FAiR will appear live on Wednesday, December 19 at 7pm on Channel 11 (PBS).

More information about FAiR can be found at www.fairchicago.org. We are also on Facebook and Twitter.

I invite you to join FAiR! We are the leading voice for residents in both the city and suburbs impacted by the October 2013 changes made...

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The Fair Allocation in Runways (FAiR) Coalition has been invited once again to be on our region's premiere community news show - Chicago Tonight. FAiR will appear live on Wednesday, December 19 at 7pm on Channel 11 (PBS).

More information about FAiR can be found at www.fairchicago.org. We are also on Facebook and Twitter.

I invite you to join FAiR! We are the leading voice for residents in both the city and suburbs impacted by the October 2013 changes made to the O'Hare runway takeoff and landing patterns. Those changes were made without any real community input.

In addition, FAiR now includes Midway airport. Changes were made there in February 2014. Not surprsingly, these changes were made without any real community input.

We seek a real seat at the airport decision making table in order to find solutions to the massive increase in planes, noise and pollution over our communities, again done without any real community input.

Questions? Please ask. jac.charlier@gmail.com

See you in TV Land :)

  • Denise M Seasoned dog owner

    Saw your segment. Very well done. I wish there would have been more time to discuss, but I know nothing will be solved on Chicago Tonight.

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

    Thanks Denise. FAiR is having a general meeting on 12/3 from 7-9pm. You can attend that do get updates, ask questions and see what we are doing next. Check it out on www.fairchicago.org

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Chicago Tonight Video of the FAiR Coalition Discussion about O'Hare from November 19, 2014

In case you missed the November 19 Chicago Tonight conversation with the FAiR Coalition, here is the link to the segment: http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2014/11/19/complaints-about-ohare-noise.

Thanks for our tens of hundreds of supports in both the city and suburbs. You are doing great. Keep it up!
You can learn more about FAiR at www.fairchicago.org. We are also on Facebook and Twitter.

Questions? Please ask. Jac.charlier@gmail.com

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Garage for rent

Hello I am currently looking for a Garage to rent. I live close to Lawrence & Elston area. I have a Truck so if possible a garage with room.

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  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    BASEMENT DECONVERSION TO ORIGINAL USE AS INNACTIVE STORAGE - OPEN SPACE. AND REAR PORCH REPAIRS PER PLANS**CERTIFIED CORRECTIONS- - SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS & AUDIT **

    4717 N. Keystone Ave. Issued November 17, 2014 Comment

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Nov 15

FAiR FOIA WORKSHOP for O’Hare and Midway Airport Data

All citizens are invited to the Fair Allocation in Runways (FAiR) Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Workshop. You do not need to be a member of FAiR to attend. Hope to see you there!

Jac Charlier

Edgebrook Public Library
2nd Floor Community Room
Saturday - November 22, 2014 – 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
5331 West Devon Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60646
RSVP to jac.charlier@gmail.com

WORKSHOP PURPOSE:

The change in air traffic patterns mandated by the O’Hare Modernization Program in October...

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All citizens are invited to the Fair Allocation in Runways (FAiR) Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Workshop. You do not need to be a member of FAiR to attend. Hope to see you there!

Jac Charlier

Edgebrook Public Library
2nd Floor Community Room
Saturday - November 22, 2014 – 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
5331 West Devon Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60646
RSVP to jac.charlier@gmail.com

WORKSHOP PURPOSE:

The change in air traffic patterns mandated by the O’Hare Modernization Program in October 2013 significantly increased jet noise levels, resulting in citizens, civics and organizations (including FAiR) requesting noise and flight data from the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) via Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.

TARGET AUDIENCE:
1) FAiR Coalition members
2) Concerned citizens;
3) Civic and Community Associations; and
4) High School/College students having an interest in completing a class project

COST OF WORKSHOP: FREE

Please bring:
• A laptop;
• Any reports and/or data that you may have already requested/received; and
• A data stick to share data with, and get data from, others in the Workshop related to ORD/MDW noise and aircraft flight operations.

RSVP: To the FAiR Coalition, at jac.charlier@gmail.com

• You do not need to be a FAiR member to attend the workshop

The Fair Allocation in Runways (FAiR) Coalition is a rapidly growing movement of citizens and civics on Chicago’s Northwest side and the near Northwest suburbs. FAiR is the leading voice for city and suburban residents negatively impacted by the runway takeoff and landing patterns implemented in October 2013.

Citizens and civic organizations are invited to learn more about and join FAiR at www.fairchicago.org. FAiR is also on Facebook.

Nov 15

Need a garage space

I'm looking for a garage space to rent in the Mayfair neighborhood.
Between the Edens and Elston, Lawrence and Montrose would be great.

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Updated Nov 13

  • Joan M. Back in Lincoln Square and liking it.

    "The 40-year-old man reported that he had an argument with two men about a woman...."

    This just never ends well, does it?

Nov 13

Cook County Military and Veterans Discount Program

I have one more post for this Veteran's Day week. Please share this information far and wide with our veterans as well as local businesses.

Also, I invite any veteran who is interested in joining our local American Legion Post (#134, Morton Grove), to contact me for more information. The Legion is great way to support veterans, their families and our community through continued service right here in our neighborhoods. I can be reached at jac.charlier@gmail.com for those interested in...

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I have one more post for this Veteran's Day week. Please share this information far and wide with our veterans as well as local businesses.

Also, I invite any veteran who is interested in joining our local American Legion Post (#134, Morton Grove), to contact me for more information. The Legion is great way to support veterans, their families and our community through continued service right here in our neighborhoods. I can be reached at jac.charlier@gmail.com for those interested in learning more.

Thanks for taking the time to read this and to pass it along.

Jac Charlier
American Legion Post 134

Dear Cook County Military Families and Merchants:

The Cook County Military and Veterans Discount Program is a public- and private-sector partnership to honor those who serve and have served. It is jointly administered by the Office of the Cook County Recorder of Deeds and the County Department of Veterans Affairs.

Our goal is to create a network of businesses and merchants who offer money-saving discounts and incentives to veterans and active-duty military, as a way of showing our gratitude. Those who wish to take advantage of this program can visit CCRD’s Veterans Service Office at 118 N. Clark, Room 120, and upon proof of service, receive a Discount/ID Card.

We hope this program will be a “win-win” – both a way to help save money for military families and a way to support businesses that support military families.

Below you will find a Registration Form with which to register your business and the discount you would like to offer. Once registered, your company’s name will be added to the Program’s promotional materials. We urge all businesses to sign up and offer military discounts year round, not just around the holidays.

If you would like more information, please call (312) 603-5788 or email Brian.Cross@CookCountyIL.gov.

Thank you to all who serve, and to those who serve them.

Sincerely,

Karen. A. Yarbrough, Recorder of Deeds

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Nov 11

Help brighten up the holidays for local victims of abuse

With the holidays fast approaching I wanted to reach out to the Everyblock community with an opportunity to brighten up the holidays for the local young victims of abuse. The Chicago Children's Advocacy Center (http://www.chicagocac.org/who-we-are/) is holding its annual Kids' Holiday Party on Saturday, December 13th. Donations are needed to help families celebrate in a joyful and safe environment. Below is the list of suggested donations. Gifts can also be donated via the wish list at Target - http://www.target.com/TargetListGiftGiverCmd?isPreview=false&status=completePageLink&listId=fEGX7vhiKtB0ofjAiqkIBw&registryType=OT&cumulativeTime=-1&isAjax=false&noOfPings=. Please...

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With the holidays fast approaching I wanted to reach out to the Everyblock community with an opportunity to brighten up the holidays for the local young victims of abuse. The Chicago Children's Advocacy Center (http://www.chicagocac.org/who-we-are/) is holding its annual Kids' Holiday Party on Saturday, December 13th. Donations are needed to help families celebrate in a joyful and safe environment. Below is the list of suggested donations. Gifts can also be donated via the wish list at Target - http://www.target.com/TargetListGiftGiverCmd?isPreview=false&status=completePageLink&listId=fEGX7vhiKtB0ofjAiqkIBw&registryType=OT&cumulativeTime=-1&isAjax=false&noOfPings=. Please PM me if you would like to donate or are interested in volunteering during set-up or during the event.

Presents

• multi-ethnic dolls and action figures

• craft supplies

• books

• educational toys

• electronic learning toys

• musical toys

• puzzles

• board games

• MP3 players and ear buds

• kid-friendly beauty products

• jewelry and accessories

Gift cards ($15 increments preferred)

• Kmart

• Target

• Payless

• Famous Footwear

• Best Buy

• Old Navy

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An Open Letter to America’s Veterans

Greetings Fellow Veterans,

Below please find an excerpt of an email I received today about VA benefits. As EB has character limitations on postings, I cannot put the entire letter here. However, I have full PDF and text versions of the letters I can email to you if you like. Please send me an email and I will send that along. Jac.charlier@gmail.com.

Please read and share with other veterans.

I am also a member of our local American Legion Post...

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Greetings Fellow Veterans,

Below please find an excerpt of an email I received today about VA benefits. As EB has character limitations on postings, I cannot put the entire letter here. However, I have full PDF and text versions of the letters I can email to you if you like. Please send me an email and I will send that along. Jac.charlier@gmail.com.

Please read and share with other veterans.

I am also a member of our local American Legion Post 134 in Morton Grove. If you would like more information about the American Legion, please let me know.

Thank you for your service wherever and whenver...and thank you to the families that support our veterans.

Jac Charlier
jac.charlier@gmail.com

A MESSAGE FROM THE SECRETARY

An Open Letter to America’s Veterans

At the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), we have one of the most noble and inspiring missions in Government. I accepted this job and joined this mission to better serve you—our Veterans—and improve the delivery of the care and benefits you have earned. It is our privilege to serve you, and I have made clear that as we move forward as a Department, we will judge the success of all our efforts against a single metric—the outcomes we provide for Veterans.

(Full text of letter continues...email me at jac.charlier@gmail.com for the full text)

Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Sincerely,

Robert A. McDonald

Nov 06

Updated Nov 10

Participatory Budgeting in the 39th ward

In the 39th Ward I believe you deserve a say in how your tax dollars are spent. As your alderman I would institute a community input process similar to what is being done in the 45th and 49th Wards and in other cities like New York. Participatory Budgeting (http://www.pbchicago.org/) is a process whereby citizens and communities have a say in how $1 million in infrastructure money is spent in the ward. Neighborhood improvement projects are brainstormed, developed, vetted and then...

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In the 39th Ward I believe you deserve a say in how your tax dollars are spent. As your alderman I would institute a community input process similar to what is being done in the 45th and 49th Wards and in other cities like New York. Participatory Budgeting (http://www.pbchicago.org/) is a process whereby citizens and communities have a say in how $1 million in infrastructure money is spent in the ward. Neighborhood improvement projects are brainstormed, developed, vetted and then voted on democratically by you the voter.

Next time you see Ald Laurino please feel free to ask her why she is not interested in hearing your voice in how she spends your money. I am interested in hearing your voice on this, and other issues, in our community.

For more information on what else I want to do as your Alderman, please visit http://www.murphyfor39.org/issues

  • Thanks! I appreciate your help.

  • I have lived on the same street in the 39th Ward for 29 years, 17 years in one house and 12 years in another, two houses down. We live on an unimproved street a/k/a WPA street. Our block has been on a "list" to get new streets/curbs/new sewers and the...

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    I have lived on the same street in the 39th Ward for 29 years, 17 years in one house and 12 years in another, two houses down. We live on an unimproved street a/k/a WPA street. Our block has been on a "list" to get new streets/curbs/new sewers and the alderman's office has continually "lost" our petition or said there never was one or has come up with other excuses saying it's a federal street and needs federal funds. Ald. Laurino threw us a bone this past summer and paved the middle of the street; however, the sides were not paved since we don't have curbs. Because of this, we don't have street cleaners down our block. We have four vacant houses (due to elderly deaths) on our block and lots of trees. Guess whose house gets water up to her first front step when it rains hard? The street is entirely flooded and impassible. If Ald. Laurino has that amount of money to spend, then why isn't she spending it on our unimproved street?

Nov 10

Cook County Military and Veterans Discount Program

Attention Veterans, check out this Cook County veterans discount program. This is a program authorized by Cook County and that works with participating businesses. It is open to all qualifying veterans and has no costs associated with it. NOTE: I am not involved with this program and do not benefit in anyway from it. I share it as a fellow veteran and member of your local American Legion Post 134. The Discount program is intended for all those who have served whenever and wherever. Thank you for your service!

http://cookrecorder.com/militarydiscount/

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You are Invited: Local Veteran's Day Parade, Sunday, November 9 at 1:30pm

Greetings Neighbors:

My local American Legion post cordially invites you to the American Legion Post #134 Veteran's Day Parade on Sunday, November 9 at 1:30pm. The parade will kick-off from the American Legion Post at 6144 W. Dempster. The parade route will run from the Post to the Morton Grove Public Library and back. A brief program will be held at the Public Library. You may line the parade route between these two points.

Girl and Boy Scout units are invited to march in the parade. Units should RSVP to me and arrive at 12:30pm.

Questions? Please ask. If you are a veteran interested in joining the Post, please contact me Jac Charlier via email at jac.charlier@gmail.com.

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