35 hours ago

Updated 30 hours ago

Vote for new Cubs Song!

Help Norwood Park neighbor win! Vote for his song #EverybodyLovesTheCubs
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35 hours ago

Be a Norwood Park Scholar!

Your child graduating this year? You could be eligible to win a $500 scholarship from the Norwood Park Chamber of Commerce.
For more details visit
http://www.norwoodpark.org

3 days ago

Updated 35 hours ago

Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia O'Hare Community Press Conference

Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia will hold an open community press conference about his plans to address the massive increase in planes, noise and pollution at O'Hare. You are invited to hear Commissioner Garcia speak directly about his plans for solutions to the "O'Hare problem".

When: Friday, March 27 Time: 1:30pm Where: Wilson Park, 4630 N. Milwaukee, Chicago Who: You!

  • BellaV 1st time Homeowner in Jefferson Park since 2012

    As it happens, unfortunately I can't be there after all. I have an appointment that I'd forgotten about, but I WILL be at the demonstration at WTTW next Tuesday! I hope that someone who attends Garcia's meeting will be kind enough to jot down a few notes from it and post here for those of us unable to attend.

  • BellaV,

    How unfortunate. After all the "Looking to Adopt a pup" posts/exchanges, I had hope to meet you.

Nov 02

Updated 3 days ago

“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

Mar 13

Updated Mar 14

Illinois Boys State 2015 Presented by Your American Legion Post 134 in Morton Grove

Illinois Boys State is a youth citizenship development initiative of the American Legion. It is for boys who have completd their junior year in high school and have at least one semester/quarter left to complete after attending Illinois Boys State 2015 (June 13-19). American Legion Post #134 will sponsor two boys to attend for free. Illinois Boys State is held on the campus of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston. If you are interested, please contact American Legion Post 134 via...

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Illinois Boys State is a youth citizenship development initiative of the American Legion. It is for boys who have completd their junior year in high school and have at least one semester/quarter left to complete after attending Illinois Boys State 2015 (June 13-19). American Legion Post #134 will sponsor two boys to attend for free. Illinois Boys State is held on the campus of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston. If you are interested, please contact American Legion Post 134 via Jac Charlier, Americanism Chair, at jac.charlier@gmail.com.

More information about Illinois Boys State is here: http://illinoisboysstate.org/

“My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” – John F. Kennedy

Just about three decades before President Kennedy delivered that famous quote, three American Legion members from Illinois were living his vision. In June, 1935 Hayes Kennedy, Harrold L. Card and Matthew J. Murphy convened the very first Boys State at the State Fairgrounds in Springfield.

About two hundred boys from across Illinois attended the camp designed to give young men an opportunity to learn the operation of American government on the local, state, and national levels. Their learn by doing approach had the boys create a mythical “51st State” (or in 1935, actually a mythical 49th State).

This idea took off as the second session saw attendance triple, and by 1937 Illinois Boys State had 1,200 in attendance and many other states began to develop and host their own Boys State camps. Currently all states except Hawaii have Boys State programs and the American Legion Auxiliary hosts Girls State programs across the country.

While every state and every program is separate and unique, they all follow the same basic ideas founder and “Father of American Legion Boys State,” Hayes Kennedy built into the original Illinois program.

  • Dennis 28 year Jefferson Park resident

    A totally fantastic experience. I am an alumnus of Illinois Boys State 1964. Yes, we had cars in those days and electric lights. No cell phones or internet, though. My best wishes to those who are selected to attend!

Mar 07

Get your GREEN on!

Order your #NWSI t-shirts today, go for the green, get ready for the NWSI Parade Sunday, March 15, 2015 at Noon.

Email Nicolebelcaster@gmail.com to reserve your shirts today! Short sleeve only (kids & adult sizes) available only $15 each. Or order now & pick one up at Mo Daileys Tuesday night!

Feb 24

Announcing High School Study Abroad Scholarship

AFS-USA, the world’s oldest and largest student exchange organization, is pleased to offer students in the Chicago area with an exclusive new scholarship opportunity. Any student from Chicago-area school who is accepted to any AFS program will receive an automatic scholarship of at least $1000!
All students from Chicago-area schools are encouraged to apply for these merit and need based scholarships in addition to the automatic scholarship of at least $1000.
Through AFS, you can spend as few as two...

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AFS-USA, the world’s oldest and largest student exchange organization, is pleased to offer students in the Chicago area with an exclusive new scholarship opportunity. Any student from Chicago-area school who is accepted to any AFS program will receive an automatic scholarship of at least $1000!
All students from Chicago-area schools are encouraged to apply for these merit and need based scholarships in addition to the automatic scholarship of at least $1000.
Through AFS, you can spend as few as two weeks or a full academic year abroad. And, as the largest organization of its kind in the world, there are more countries and themes to choose from than you could ever imagine.
Unlike many programs, all AFS experiences include international travel, insurance, and orientations to make sure you’re properly prepared for your adventure.
AFS programs and scholarships are available to anyone eligible for an AFS program. And, there are programs for students from age 13-18, freshman to senior!
Make sure that when you apply for college (or, in the future, for your dream job), you can state on your application that “I was an AFS’er!” As the most recognized leader in student exchange, you’ll make an important and immediate impression that may just make the difference you need. Plus, you’ll already have the background colleges and employers look for in global competency and cross-cultural communication – critical skills for working in today’s global economy!
AFS (and our more than 130 Greater Chicago-area volunteers) is proud of its tradition of providing global experiences to students and families in the area.For more information, visit our website at www.afsusa.org today or call 1-800-AFS-INFO.

Feb 20

Check One, Two! at the National Veterans Art Museum

The second workshop at the National Veterans Art Museum will explore the roots of poetry and hip hop in the context of African American History Month.

Melvin Lyons will be leading the workshop along with NVAM staff and volunteers. All are welcome! This workshop is free and open to the public.

Mel L. is a hip hop artist with The Microphone Misfitz and a Marine Corps veteran. Join us for a two-hour emcee workshop exploring the hip hop voice from...

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The second workshop at the National Veterans Art Museum will explore the roots of poetry and hip hop in the context of African American History Month.

Melvin Lyons will be leading the workshop along with NVAM staff and volunteers. All are welcome! This workshop is free and open to the public.

Mel L. is a hip hop artist with The Microphone Misfitz and a Marine Corps veteran. Join us for a two-hour emcee workshop exploring the hip hop voice from a veteran's view on Saturday, February 28th, from 1-3 PM.

The art of emceeing is said to date back centuries and is cited as having roots in performative African poetry. This workshop will discuss the history of emceeing, how to move the crowd using the words and presence and how this can help veterans. Topics explored will include how to rhyme, different ways to structure a verse, what flow is and how to use it, and what writing techniques can be used.

Located at 4041 N. Milwaukee Avenue, 2nd floor, Chicago.
312-326-0270
http://www.nvam.org

Feb 16

Take the Improvement Survey sent out by CDOT

Thought I would share with you.....

"The Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) has launched a month-long, city-wide text and online survey to seek input from Chicago residents about what you appreciate about our streets and sidewalks and what improvements you would like to see. The survey is designed to help CDOT create guidelines for future improvements in the public right of way."

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1033908703289378

Thanks to Robert Murphy, for tweeting this information to his followers, otherwise I would have never known about it.

Feb 15

Updated Feb 16

FAiR Coalition Does It Again: Introduces Citizen-Developed "Game Changer" 1-Click Plane Noise App

New citizen website could send O'Hare jet noise complaints soaring. Try it. 1-Click from our FAiR Coalition website at www.fairchicago.org. Read the full Sun-Times story here.

http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/7/71/355924/faird-creates-new-jet-noise-complaint-website

Feb 14

Mayoral Candidate Garcia accuses Mayor Emanuel of turning deaf ear to O'Hare noise complaints

This article tells it like it is...Full link is here: http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/7/71/367952/garcia-accuses-emanuel-turning-deaf-ear-ohare-noise-complaints

"County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia on Friday accused Mayor Rahm Emanuel of turning a deaf ear to skyrocketing complaints about O’Hare Airport jet noise and signed on to the demands of a noise-weary group of residents.

On Saturday, Garcia will join members of the anti-noise Fair Allocation in Runways (FAIR) Coalition at a park that lies directly beneath the flight path into a runway that has made Northwest Side...

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This article tells it like it is...Full link is here: http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/7/71/367952/garcia-accuses-emanuel-turning-deaf-ear-ohare-noise-complaints

"County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia on Friday accused Mayor Rahm Emanuel of turning a deaf ear to skyrocketing complaints about O’Hare Airport jet noise and signed on to the demands of a noise-weary group of residents.

On Saturday, Garcia will join members of the anti-noise Fair Allocation in Runways (FAIR) Coalition at a park that lies directly beneath the flight path into a runway that has made Northwest Side residents miserable since it opened in October 2013. It averages flights every 3.5 minutes, FAIR contends.

Garcia and Ald. Bob Fioretti (2nd) are the only mayoral candidates as of early Friday evening who had signed on to FAIR’s “statement of principles,” which includes five specific demands.

Chief among them is a pledge not to “de-commission” any of four criss-crossing diagonal runways, even after a new parallel runway opens later this year. Killing off any diagonal runways could shift even more flights over city residents east of O’Hare already complaining about a bombardment of new jet noise.

Yet, another key demand is to halt an October 2013 take-off and landing plan in favor of a “fair allocation of runway traffic between existing and new runways” for both daytime and nighttime traffic."

Read the rest of the article here: http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/7/71/367952/garcia-accuses-emanuel-turning-deaf-ear-ohare-noise-complaints

Feb 11

Services for Vee Gallo

The Norwood Park Chamber of Commerce extends deepest sympathy to family & friends of Vee Ulrich Gallo, (age 51) who recently passed away. Vee inspired & motivated many clients over the years at her business, HardCore Fitness Studio. Visitation Wednesday, February 11th from 4-9pm at Olson Burke and Sullivan Funeral Home at 6471 N. Northwest Hwy. Chgo http://www.youcaring.com/…/vee-ulrich-gallo-memorial…/303892
The church service will be Thursday, February 12 at 11am held at Park Community Church’s Edgebrook Campus located at 6155 West Touhy Avenue, Chicago, IL 60646.

Feb 08

In memory of Vee Gallo

With tremendous sorrow and the heaviest of hearts the Gallo family must announce the passing of beloved wife, mother & friend Vee Ulrich Gallo. Vee’s wonderful life and legacy will live on forever through her adoring husband Joe & eight beautiful children. Donations are being graciously accepted as the family struggles to cope with their loss.
http://www.youcaring.com/memorial-fundraiser/vee-ulrich-gallo-memorial-fund/303892#.VNfU9G_f-q4.mailto

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