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  • Rob, it's Alexander Tytler not Tyler. He was a Scottish historian from 17th/18th century, rather obscure for a non-historian. And this quote, you'll find, has been manufactured in the 20th century. As to the quote itself, it smells, reeks, with historicisms and thus can be safely disregarded.

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    Rob, it's Alexander Tytler not Tyler. He was a Scottish historian from 17th/18th century, rather obscure for a non-historian. And this quote, you'll find, has been manufactured in the 20th century. As to the quote itself, it smells, reeks, with historicisms and thus can be safely disregarded.

    Both sides of the argument do this, use quote - real or false and produce it as a warning for the future. Except, future is an unknown country (pun intended).

    Let's maybe focus on what is in front of us.

    Johnny, I would agree with you that Rauner appears like he's trying to pull wool over our collective eyes. This story significantly helps that impression: http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2014/10/22/sun-times-reporter-dave-mckinney-resigns

  • Allexa: Wow! Someone caught it! This is how I guage responses... Those who read and study will usually say so. Bravo and well done. As to the quote itself, there is enough documentation to back it, although I'd be wasting too much time to argue about the sources. Think about...

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    Allexa: Wow! Someone caught it! This is how I guage responses... Those who read and study will usually say so. Bravo and well done. As to the quote itself, there is enough documentation to back it, although I'd be wasting too much time to argue about the sources. Think about all the sources for leftist ideology and you'd find even fewer references. Getting back to the meat of the issue at hand, it still does not change my mind about Quinn. He used to frequent the late Tom Roeser's Radio Show "Political Shoot-out," touting himself as the White Knight Reformer. So far, he's just part of the democrat party machine. Nothing more...

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24 hours ago

Nov. 3 meeting set on medical marijuana proposal for Jeff Park

Ald. John Arena (45th) will host a community meeting on a proposed medical marijuana dispensary for a storefront at 4758 N. Milwaukee Ave. The storefront is immediately to the south of the I Am Trendii Boutique. A dispensary application also is pending for a storefront at 4760 1/2. N. Milwaukee, but the meeting will be on the proposal for 4758 Milwaukee. The meeting will be held at 7 pm Mon, Nov. 3, at the Congregational Church of Jefferson Park, 5320 W. Giddings St. http://nadignewspapers.com/2014/10/18/application-for-a-special-use-for-a-marijuana-dispensary-filed/

32 hours ago

Street Closure on 10/27

ON MONDAY (10/27): LeClaire at Gunnison will be closed due to Water Management work needed to connect a new water line for Gunnison.

The closure will be for the entire day. Please plan other routes accordingly.

32 hours ago

Handmade Market

Get your Christmas Shopping finished early!! Edgebrook Community Church will be hosting a handmade market. Vendors will be selling their Hand crafted treasures!
November 2, 11-3, FREE ADMISSION!

2 days ago

Updated 33 hours ago

Jefferson Park Sunday Market

Jefferson Park Sunday Market at our usual location for the last market is the season at a Long & Lawrence Avenues, 9:30-1:30
Produce vendors, dog food , honey, soaps, tamales and craft items like jewelry and bags, as well as several area businesses.

More at http://www.jeffersonparksundaymarket.com or find us on Facebook & Twitter.

  • Question -- Is there a plan for an inside market for the winter? Is the Portage an option?

  • Merril Jefferson Park Sunday Market manager

    I understand that the folks from the Portage market are planning to be in the theater again this year. Information should be up in their website soon.

36 hours ago

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4 days ago

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  • The 1960 era brick two flats around there used to be known as "Polish Pension Plans." Which they were and still are. They were resisted when they went in, replacing single family, wood, pre 1889 annexation houses.

  • You are a plethora of Chicago historical vignettes.

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Any recommends on a thermostat installer?

I don't need to break the bank on what should be a simple install. Fast, Professional, Experience.

  • ADK

    Thank you all for the recommendations. I finally figured out what was wrong. Turns out whoever wired the boiler "extended" the wires from the thermostat with the opposite color wires Red for Brown and visa versa. Reversed the connection and WHALLA! Works perfectly now! Thanks again, everyone appreciate the help.

  • Well you didn't break the bank.

6 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Mr. G's up for sale?

I left for vacation and come back to find Mr. G's is up for sale. Every time we visited this diner, they seemed to have a pretty steady clientele. I was surprised to see it closed and up for sale. Did anything happen, or was it just time to retire? It's really too bad. They had an excellent Irish Breakfast :(

  • pattymelt is mostly in charge

    @PParker:They are near Roundstone, not super far from Spiddal.

  • Conor McGrath Portage Park

    @PP46, not in the part of the country I'm from. We usually just call it a Fry, as in "come on up to the house in the morning and we'll have a Fry to cure what ails ye" (normally said after a long night at the local pub). Jimmy Mac's...

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    @PP46, not in the part of the country I'm from. We usually just call it a Fry, as in "come on up to the house in the morning and we'll have a Fry to cure what ails ye" (normally said after a long night at the local pub). Jimmy Mac's version is an appropriate American colloquialism, one which I've used many times myself to describe it to the uninitiated.

    It should also be note that most Irish in Ireland don't eat like that very often. My family usually considers it a special breakfast, like when family comes back home from America to visit. One of the many reasons my visits back aren't as frequent as I'd like.

2 days ago

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Oct 17

Updated 3 days ago

  • This conversation makes no sense... I believe there is a way alderman and corespondent institutions can resolve issue of homeless in our neighborhood. Saying that homeless are present in last 50 years does not explain why they still have to be...we vote do we?

  • Homelessness does not = criminal. However, being off your meds b/c you are homeless and can't get more might have something to do with it. These three had other run-ins w/ the law that appear to have occurred before they were homeless, b/c the CPD has last known addresses for...

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    Homelessness does not = criminal. However, being off your meds b/c you are homeless and can't get more might have something to do with it. These three had other run-ins w/ the law that appear to have occurred before they were homeless, b/c the CPD has last known addresses for them and seems to have a lot of info about their past activities. They appear to be bad apples that found each other after they hit bottom on the street. I am sad for the senseless death of another but glad they are out of our neighborhood. Hopefully for a very long time.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-police-3-accused-of-murder-after-body-found-in-nw-side-dumpster-20141017-story.html

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4 days ago

We would love to see all you creeps at our halloween party!

Chicago's Legno Gastropub invites revelers to attend its first-annual Halloween Bash. The best drink specials in the city and complimentary drinks and hors d'oeuvres through out the evening. Winners of a costume contest will get $200, $100 or $50 for first, second or third place. Covers by Stolie beginning at 8:00 pm DJ's Brock Hegr and Joseph McMahon spinning tunes the rest of the night - FREE FREE FREE!!!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1574120816140817/

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Oct 14

Updated 5 days ago

Oct. 16 meeting on proposed North Mayfair mosque scheduled

The North Mayfair Improvement Association will hold a community meeting on a proposed Yemeni mosque and community center at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, in the auditorium at Palmer School, 5051 N. Kenneth Ave.
The mosque would be located in a triangular-shaped industrial building that is located behind a series of bungalows in the 4800 block of North Kentucky Avenue and that is bordered on all three sides by an alley, with no direct access to a street. The community...

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The North Mayfair Improvement Association will hold a community meeting on a proposed Yemeni mosque and community center at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, in the auditorium at Palmer School, 5051 N. Kenneth Ave.
The mosque would be located in a triangular-shaped industrial building that is located behind a series of bungalows in the 4800 block of North Kentucky Avenue and that is bordered on all three sides by an alley, with no direct access to a street. The community center would be across one of those alleys in a portion of a community building at 4860 N. Elston Ave. that houses a car rental agency.
Project organizer Naser Nasser is scheduled to present plans for the project. The project would be contingent on the Zoning Board of Appeals issuing a special use for religious assembly.
http://nadignewspapers.com/2014/09/24/plans-call-for-yemeni-mosque-center-at-north-mayfair-site/

  • There are two buildings one is surrounded by alleys and there are houses across the one alley.

  • emyjane Portage Park newby homeowner

    Thanks Chitowngal, I didn't understand that the houses are across the alley and couldn't see them from the street.

Oct 18

Updated 5 days ago

Spiders in our Basement

They are creepy and all different sizes...Anyone know how to get rid of spiders? We moved into our lovely home in July. My hubby has sprayed a number if times...but they are big, and keep showing up. We have kids and a dog, so I'm worried about chemicals. Any helpful suggestion of what we can do or is there an exterminator out there you know of who might use more kid friendly stuff?

  • if you dare, google: spiders on drugs

    watch the first video that comes up. caution, not for sensitive audience contains language and violence, that is why I won't link it directly, you choose to watch it.

  • Janet Baker ISON over France (squint!)

    Patty, if I could stitch up world peace on my Bernina, we'd be done with it. Don't I wish.

5 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Shredding Event

Prevent identity theft by bringing your old paperwork with any sensitive information to this SHRED EVENT and get them destroyed while you watch.

Shred-a-thon
Sunday, Nov. 9th from 10AM - 1PM
Hoyne Bank Parking Lot (4729 N. Milwuakee Ave.)

  • Thanks! Do you happen to have any plans for another electronics recycling soon? Looking for one that will destroy and/or recycle floppy disks, etc..

  • FINALLY on a day that I'm NOT working! thank you!

Oct 16

Updated 5 days ago

Looking for Volunteers

We are looking for teen volunteers to help with an event. The event is on Oct. 25th at Jefferson Park. Teens will help set up, wear costumes and clean up after the event. This is a great opportunity to get involved and get some service learning hours. Contact the park at 773.685.3316

  • Some schools allow earning service hours for community events. NDHS does. From their website:

    "Service to the student’s parish, grammar school, or local community, which includes but is not limited to altar serving, volunteering to coach or tutor at the grammar school, volunteering time at community events such as charity or fundraising events, park or neighborhood cleanups, etc."

    I like that the park is looking for ways to save money while giving teens an opportunity to be involved in the neighboorhood.

  • Thanks Jim, yes it's plain and simply a Halloween event. The event this Saturday from 3pm to 6pm is Costumes and Candy. Costumes are encouraged, volunteers are needed and families are welcome.
    Details were vague because we encourage dialect and want teens to pick up the phone and ask questions....

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    Thanks Jim, yes it's plain and simply a Halloween event. The event this Saturday from 3pm to 6pm is Costumes and Candy. Costumes are encouraged, volunteers are needed and families are welcome.
    Details were vague because we encourage dialect and want teens to pick up the phone and ask questions. Thanks Mrs. L, we have reached out to the neighboring high schools to offer them this service learning opportunity, because most of the teens are already coming in looking for hours.
    We want teens and their families involved in events, activities, programming and most importantly their neighborhood.

6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Airplanes! Argh!!

D*** you, airplanes! I'm trying to watch the Bears game and you keep messing up my reception!
Furious George!
That is all. Carry on.

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6 days ago

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  • October 12th?

    Scoop?

  • I'm thinking the shocker is the brazen theft of the Trident Gum display out of the Addison/Austin Walgreens. And the Lexus getaway car. About half way down the blotter. This is traditional 16th District crime at its best.

6 days ago

Our Local American Legion Post Cordially Invites Local Scout Units to Vets Day Parade

All Girl and Boy Scout units are invited to march in the local American Legion Veterans’ Day Parade on Sunday, November 9. American Legion Post #134 in Morton Grove will hold its annual Veterans’ Day Parade through Morton Grove. The fun-filled parade will kick off at 1:30pm at the Post at 6144 W. Dempster. Scouts should arrive at 12:30pm to line up. We are expecting a large parade turnout this year. Scout units interested in attending should contact Jac Charlier, Scouting Chair, with the American Legion at jac.charlier@gmail.com.

6 days ago

Lost my glasses near JP Terminal

Thursday night, October 16th. Not in case, bifocals. I appreciate any help!

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Oct 15

Updated 6 days ago

For those who like to cook/bake... Chgo Food Swap this Sunday

This Sunday from 2-4 is the Chicago Food Swap. If you like to cook and bake, you can share your food with fellow cooks and trade for their food in return. I went in September and it was so much fun. It's in Edgewater - read all about it on GroceryGal: http://grocerygalblog.com/chicago-food-swap/

  • efs6220 business manager

    I would love to participate. I HAVE AN ORGANIC GARDEN WHICH ALL MY FOOD i CREATE IS ORGANIC. OF COURSE IT IS NOT AS PRETTY AS GENECITALLY PRODUCED FOOD BUT WITH MY FOOD IT IS ORGANIC, NO CHEMICALS OR PESTICICIDES MUCH MORE HEALTHY. I WOULD LOVE TO HELP PEOPLE SERVE THEMSELVES BETTER. We need to better educate people about the food they eat. Cleaner is so much healthy and better to live. Fast food...................Mcdonalds, /Burger King , etc...............is poison.

  • Mortimer

    Love the allcaps!

Oct 17

Updated 6 days ago

  • Rpl

    This has nothing to do with Iraq. A terrible crime was committed. And hopefully if these guys have a mental illness it gets dealt with while they spend life in prison.

  • Dennis 25 year Jefferson Park resident

    Sorry to burst anyone's bubble, but like Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny, our prison system deals positively with anyone who has a mental illness. Not.

Oct 16

Updated 6 days ago

Residential permit parking on portion of Balmoral would be lifted under ordinance

The permit zone is only in front of apartment building at 5536-40 W. Balmoral Ave. Minimum 2 blocks normally required for permit zone.
http://nadignewspapers.com/2014/10/16/end-to-resident-parking-sought-for-partial-block/

  • There is at least one other that is less than two blocks that I know of. Probably a lot more, too.

Oct 17

Updated Oct 18

JP Trick or Treaters?

We just moved into the area, pretty close to Farnsworth Elementary. Should we expect a lot of trick or treaters for Halloween? Would they come out Friday evening, or Saturday, or both?

We've always lived in apartments before now, no idea what to expect! Thanks in advance.

  • Loulu Me

    You will only get them on Friday. But given that it's Friday and kids don't have to get up the next day, you may have more kids later and really more kids in general. But feel free to turn your light off and be done with it at whatever time you choose and for whatever reason...going to bed, out of candy, whatever. If you find yourself with too much candy and you don't want it around, you can give two to each kid towards the end.

  • Janet, consider thanking your parents for giving you a more spiritually enclosing experience than others seem to have had. At near age 70 and even with seventeen years of formal education in Catholic schools my experience has always been much more macabre get-the-candy than prayers. Always looking outside myself for the fault I blame the candy and party decoration companies. And a depraved weakness for sugar.

Oct 18

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Oct 17

Updated Oct 18

Prussing Fall Festival

Tonight is the night for the Fall Festival. Fun and games at Prussing's Fall Festival! 5:30 to 8:30. Students , Parents and the Community are all invited.

4650 North Menard

Hope to see you there!

  • Thank you to all who came to Fall Festival on Friday night! Much fun was had by all who attended!

Oct 15

Updated Oct 18

Man found dead in dumpster near Jeff Pk CTA Terminal beaten and strangled

Man found in dumpster near Jefferson Park CTA Terminal died of multiple injuries suffered from beatings and strangulation, according to Cook County Medical Examiner's office. On Tuesday the body was found in a dumpster along Avondale Avenue behind Northwestern College. Police have been reviewing footage from security cameras at nearby buildings. Man's identity is unknown but was believed to be in his 40s, the examiner's office reported.

Oct 18

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