6 days ago

Ald. Mary O'Connor only NW Side alderman to vote against minimum wage hike

O'Connor would like to see increase statewide. Her ward borders many suburbs.
http://nadignewspapers.com/2014/12/12/aldermen-discuss-vote-on-minimum-wage-hike/

Dec 02

Edgebrook area veteran honored

Earlier this fall Edgebrook area resident and veteran Joe Scheidler participated in the "Honor Flight" program in which veterans are flown to Washington DC so that they can visit war memorials and other landmarks. He served in the U.S. Navy.

Dec 01

Holidays celebrated at Devon-Central business district in Edgebrook

The Edgebrook Community Association holds its annual event on Nov. 30. (Photo by Randy Baran)

Nov 28

Updated Nov 28

Fair Allocation in Runways (FAiR) Coalition: Meet the Chicago Mayoral Candidates Live and In Person

Greetings Neighbors! The FAiR Coalition invites you to meet the Chicago Mayoral Candidates on Wednesday, Dec 3. The meeting is open to FAiR members and those interested in finding solutions to the massive increase in planes, noise and pollution at O'Hare and Midway. Remember the changes at both airports were done without any real community input.

The next FAiR general meeting is on Wednesday, 12/3 from 7-9pm at the VFW Hall at 10 W. Higgins in Park Ridge. Please RSVP/let...

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Greetings Neighbors! The FAiR Coalition invites you to meet the Chicago Mayoral Candidates on Wednesday, Dec 3. The meeting is open to FAiR members and those interested in finding solutions to the massive increase in planes, noise and pollution at O'Hare and Midway. Remember the changes at both airports were done without any real community input.

The next FAiR general meeting is on Wednesday, 12/3 from 7-9pm at the VFW Hall at 10 W. Higgins in Park Ridge. Please RSVP/let us know if you are coming to info@fairchicago.org or via the FAiR Website www.fairchicago.org using the "Contact Us" link.

As part of the meeting, you will have a chance to meet in person, hear from and ask questions of several of the Chicago Mayoral candidates. Confirmed to be there so far are Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia and Alderman Bob Fioretti. All Mayoral candidates including Mayor Emanuel have been invited. This will be the 11th request sent to Mayor Emanuel to meet with FAiR. He has ignored, dismissed and not responded to the previous 10 requests.

For all FAiR members whether you live in Chicago or you live outside of Chicago, it is no overstatement to say that this next FAiR meeting is the single most important gathering we have had and one that you must attend. Why?

Simply, the solutions FAiR seeks fly right through the Mayor's office. The Chicago Mayor owns and controls the airports serving the entire region, O'Hare and Midway, and the Mayor is the last and only missing piece at the table FAiR has created. With the right Mayor or the current Mayor doing the right thing, the success we seek is well within our reach. You can see why it is critical you attend.

One final item, FAiR does not endorse candidates for elected office. We present candidates to the membership to decide who is most closely aligned with solutions to the massive increase in planes, noise and pollution we are all experiencing.

Jac Charlier
jac.charlier@gmail.com
@citizenjac

  • Hello Jac,

    Any chance of getting a follow up report of the meeting for those whose old bones don't like getting out in this cold weather?

    Dennis

  • pattymelt is mostly in charge

    @Dennis: If you think the issue is important, you really should try to attend. If the turnout is poor, the candidates will think most people in the neighborhood do not think the airplane noise is a big deal.

Nov 21

Updated Nov 23

North Edgebrook residents express concern about Touhy traffic congestion

Touhy runs along Niles/Chicago border. Village is looking at ideas to help relieve congestion, according to Alderman Marry O'Connor (41st).
http://nadignewspapers.com/2014/11/19/village-studying-how-it-can-cut-touhy-traffic-congestion/

  • Just for the record, if I had Harry Potter’s magic wand I would make both Moody and Melvina cul-de-sacs at the north end immediately south of the allies and make the north half of Hiawatha at Lehigh a half cul-de-sac like the one on Hiawatha at Navajo and Devon. This...

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    Just for the record, if I had Harry Potter’s magic wand I would make both Moody and Melvina cul-de-sacs at the north end immediately south of the allies and make the north half of Hiawatha at Lehigh a half cul-de-sac like the one on Hiawatha at Navajo and Devon. This would force traffic to go around the North Edgebrook/Wildwood triangle instead of cutting through it (the shortest distance between two points continues to be a straight line) as it does now.

    The argument against cul-de-sacs has always been that they also prevent emergency vehicles from entering a street and my counter argument is that I think that some place some where a traffic engineer could design a cul-de-sac barrier that would allow an emergency vehicle to pass through if such a design doesn't already exist some place some where.

    The second argument against cul-de-sacs is that they cost a lot of money and my counter argument is that the North Edgebrook /Wildwood triangle pays a lot of money in property taxes so we will be getting back what we already pay in.

    Dennis

  • Addendum: This would also give rise to the opportunity to close Hiawatha between SMOW and Wildwood school during school hours creating a car free campus zone.

    Dennis

Nov 11

Updated Nov 17

Shop-N-Save opens!!

Welcome new Shop-N-Save at Milwaukee & Devon to Norwood Park! Grand opening is on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 9am.

Nov 02

Updated Nov 16

“100 Faces of War” Exhibit Opening at the NVAM for Veterans Day

“100 Faces of War” - Portraits and words of Americans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. The exhibition will be on view from November 11, 2014 through May 1, 2015 at the National Veterans Art Museum and will be the first time the exhibit will shown in its entirety.

This exhibition is to be a place of open contemplation upon the American experience of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. These portraits represent a cross section of the American experience...

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“100 Faces of War” - Portraits and words of Americans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. The exhibition will be on view from November 11, 2014 through May 1, 2015 at the National Veterans Art Museum and will be the first time the exhibit will shown in its entirety.

This exhibition is to be a place of open contemplation upon the American experience of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. These portraits represent a cross section of the American experience of these wars and the statements of the people pictured reveal a candid, unedited understanding of our recent history. Nine years in the making, 100 Faces was created by Artist Matt Mitchell. Each portrait represents a part of the American statistics of these wars and comes out of a personal meeting between the artist and the person pictured. For posthumous portraits the artist worked with the family and the words are provided by the family.

Opening Reception, Veterans Day, Tuesday, November 11, 2014, from 3pm -7pm. The opening reception is free and open to the public.

http://www.nvam.org/upcoming-100-faces-of-war/#more-2808
http://www.100facesofwarexperience.org/

Closed for installation November 2 -10, 2014.

Open Tuesdays – Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., admission is free.
Located at 4041 N. Milwaukee Avenue, 2nd floor, Chicago.
(312) 326-0270

Nov 15

Shop & Save Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Join our new neighbors this morning at 10:15am as we host a ribbon cutting ceremony at the new Shop & Save Market @ Devon & Milwaukee new grocery store!

Nov 15

Shop & Save Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Join our new neighbors this morning at 10:15am as we host a ribbon cutting ceremony at the new Shop & Save @ Devon & Milwaukee new grocery store!

Nov 02

Get your Christmas Shopping Done Early!

My church is going to have a Handmade Market today 11:30-3:00
Edgebrook Community Church 6736 N. Loleta
Admission is FREE!

Oct 29

Norwood neighbors -need your help!

Mitzie, she is a little Yorky, that went missing on Nina near the Norwood Circle around 5:30pm on Tuesday, 10/28 Mitzie is not wearing a collar and has no teeth. Please call 773-544-1699 if you find her. Thanks for your help!!

Oct 23

Updated Oct 25

National Veterans Art Museum Closed For Installation November 2-10, 2014

The National Veterans Art Museum will be closed for installation November 2 -10, 2014. This is the last opportunity to see the "Surrealism and War" show which is an exhibition of veterans’ artwork that explores the relationship between Surrealism and the experience of war and Korean War veteran Jim Leedy’s "The Earth Lies Screaming." http://cantv.org/watch-now/surrealism-and-war-exhibition-tour/

The Museum will reopen on Veterans Day, November 11, 2014 with the "100 Faces of War Experience: Portraits and Words of Americans Who Served in Iraq and Afghanistan" show. http://www.nvam.org/upcoming-100-faces-of-war/#more-2808

Open Tuesdays – Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., admission is free.
Located at 4041 N. Milwaukee Avenue, 2nd floor, Chicago.
(312) 326-0270

www.nvam.org/

  • Nick Neighborhood watch

    Thanks for the notice, appreciate it.

Oct 23

Updated Oct 24

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.

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