Apr 23

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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

  • joanie 20+ year Resident of Jefferson Park

    Jan, cyber-stalkers can be very problematic for women. A few people on EB know me, two of them are aldermen. It's not a matter of hiding, but one of safety. There is too much information listed about people that is readily available online. All you need is a first and last name.

    At least on FB, I can limit friends and set privacy levels.

  • Dennis 25 year Jefferson Park resident

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

8 hours ago

Updated 7 hours ago

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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  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    SWAP THREE (3) ANTENNAS, AND ADD ANCILLARY EQUIPMENT. TO EXISTING ROOFTOP SMOKESTACK OF EXISTING BUILDING PER PLANS. NO CHANGE TO HEIGHT. NO GROUND WORK PROPOSED.

    5051 N. Kenneth Ave. Issued November 21, 2014 Comment

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2 days ago

Man tried to lure boy into car with candy in Mayfair, police say

...on the North Side, police said. The suspect was driving a tan-colored sedan near West Argyle Street and North Kenneth Avenue around 4 p.m. Thursday, when police said he tried talking to a 12-year...

5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

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

2 days ago

Police: Man tried to lure boy into car with candy in Albany Park

The boy was approached by the man driving a four-door vehicle about 4 p.m. near Argyle and Kenneth, according to a community alert from Chicago Police.

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3 days ago

Police warn of child luring attempt on Northwest Side

...an unknown man drove up to a 12-year-old boy at the intersection of West Argyle Street and North Kenneth Avenue in the North Mayfair neighborhood and tried to lure the boy into his tan four...

3 days ago

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

Nov 14

Updated 3 days ago

  • In answer to you query Portage, my family (via my grandmother) never really left the neighborhood. We relocated in 1967 and I returned in the later 70's. While there were some changes, I did not find them all that significant at that time, aside from the massive job losses in...

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    In answer to you query Portage, my family (via my grandmother) never really left the neighborhood. We relocated in 1967 and I returned in the later 70's. While there were some changes, I did not find them all that significant at that time, aside from the massive job losses in between. Many businesses along Elston Avenue had closed and relocated. There was once a Machine Shop every other block. But "crime" for the most part was still unheard of. Indeed, I still consider myself having grown-up in McHenry County and do in fact prefer it. But the fact remains, I've been back here for more than 30 years and seen what I consider a gradual degradation. This is usually followed by a rebuilding which we see such as the lakeview Area where my Cousin still resides, and where my Uncle was a Committeeman. I hope this answers your curiosity....

  • It does and thank you.

3 days ago

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4 days ago

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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Crime Prevention and Personal Defense

Rob Goetz Sr
As far as Crime Prevention Goes, and as "Concealed Carry" is now the Law, how does the Mayfair community regard those persons who have "Legally Qualified and are Licenced to Carry and choose to do so?" Any objective response from Law Enforcement would be appreciated. I would like to start a contiuous thread on this subject, as I personally have no objections to persons who are "properly licensed and qualified," and have no criminal history.

As I said, I welcome some objective views and constructive input from law enforcement.

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Nov 16

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Nov 16

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.

Nov 15

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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

Nov 13

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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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