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Free Chicago Movies in the Parks This Week – July 21-28

F 25-Jul —  Altgeld Park 515 S. Washtenaw Ave. 312.746.5001 Drumline PG-13 *

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M 21-Jul —  Fulton River Park 343 N. DesPlaines St. 312.742.7895 Sixteen Candles PG-13 Fulton River District Association

M 21-Jul —  Sheridan Park 910 S. Aberdeen St. 312.746.5369 The Little Rascals PG * University Village Association

Tu 22-Jul —  Amundsen Park 6200 W. Bloomingdale Ave. 312.746.5003 Ride Along PG-13 *

Tu 22-Jul —  Hoyne Playground Park 3417 S. Hamilton Ave. 312.747.6184 Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 PG *

Tu 22-Jul —  Smith Park 2526 W. Grand Ave. 312.742.7534 Ghostbusters PG * Smith Park Advisory Council

W 23-Jul —  Kilbourn Park 3501 N. Kilbourn Ave. 773.685.3351 Latino Film Festival Selection NR International Latino Cultural Center

W 23-Jul —  Mann Park 3035 E. 130th St. 773.646.0210 The Little Rascals PG *

W 23-Jul–  Sumner Park 4320 W. 5th Ave. 312.746.5394 Ride Along PG-13 *

Th 24-Jul —  Fuller Park 331 W. 45th St. 312.747.6144 Despicable Me 2 PG *

Th 24-Jul —  Mary Bartelme Park 115 S. Sangamon St. 312.746.5494 Star Trek: Into Darkness PG-13 * West Loop Community Organization

Th 24-Jul —  Rainey Park 4350 W. 79th St. 773.284.0696 Turbo PG *

F 25-Jul —  Avalon Park 1215 E. 83rd St. 312.747.6015 42 PG-13 *

F 25-Jul —  Galewood Park 5729 W. Bloomingdale Ave. 312.746.5089 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire PG-13 *

Sa 26-Jul —  Hoard Playground Park 7201 S. Dobson Ave. 312.256.1903 The Amazing Spider-Man PG-13 *

Sa 26-Jul —  Kennicott Park 4434 S. Lake Park Ave. 312.747.7138 Roll Bounce PG-13 *

Sa 26-Jul —  Paschen Park 1932 W. Lunt Ave. 773.262.5871 Despicable Me 2 PG *

Su 27-Jul —  Austin Town Hall Park 5610 W. Lake St. 773.287.7658 The Help PG-13 * Cultural Center Film Festival

Su 27-Jul —  Marquette Park 6743 S. Kedzie Ave. 312.747.6469 Life of Pi PG * Cultural Center Film Festival

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City selling vacant lots in East Garfield Park for $1

The City of Chicago owns about 400 vacant lots in East Garfield Park - and they're selling them all for $1 each until Aug 4th.

If you own land on the same block as one or more of these lots, you can apply to buy up two of them.

Apply online here: http://largelots.org/apply/

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Fwd: FW: Entry-Level Firefighter/EMT Exam Application

The City of Chicago is pleased to inform you that the application period for the entry-level Firefighter/EMT exam started July 16, 2014 and will run through September 16. This is the period of time when applicants can sign up for the exam, which will be administered on December 13 and 14, 2014. In 2006, the age to sit for the exam was 19 and the age to enter the academy was 20. We have lowered the age to sit for...

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The City of Chicago is pleased to inform you that the application period for the entry-level Firefighter/EMT exam started July 16, 2014 and will run through September 16. This is the period of time when applicants can sign up for the exam, which will be administered on December 13 and 14, 2014. In 2006, the age to sit for the exam was 19 and the age to enter the academy was 20. We have lowered the age to sit for the exam and enter the academy to 18. It is our hope that younger individuals who get on the eligibility list will be motivated to attend college and stay out of trouble and will find a sense of opportunity about their futures.

Attached is the job announcement, as well as the FAQ’s, which provides all of the key information about the application process and the exam. In case you’d like to cut-and-paste the link to the application website, here it is: www.cityofchicago.org/FireApplication. The website also contains links to additional information.

During the posting period, applicants can call (312) 744-4976 or email fire-application@cityofchicago.org with any questions or concerns, and they can also seek assistance in Room 100 in City Hall.

We have also modified the way candidates can apply for Veterans Preference. Applicants may apply for Veterans Preference at any time, even after the posting has closed. There is no longer a cutoff date for the submission of documents showing eligibility for Veterans Preference. However, the later the preference is applied for, the later it will be applied. Detailed instructions on how to apply for the Veterans Preference are included in the attached FAQs.

Fire Commissioner, Chicago Fire Department

Commissioner, Department of Human Resources

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Updated 5 days ago

What's up with the roads and all of the potholes?

We have to vote this cruel and deceitful Mayor out of office.

  • we need change CLEAN-UP THE CORNERS

    GP,

    So where do we go to blow the whistle?

  • Daniel - North Lawndale - 2006 MBA - DePaul - Informations Systems

    I am up for making some calls if someone whats to centralize an issue, location, and sought after action; let me know how I can lend a hand.

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Bringing chess back to the city of Chicago

The Near West Side is one of the neighborhoods being considered as a home for the Chicago Chess Center:

http://dnainfo.com/chicago/20140717/downtown/chess-players-want-central-downtown-club

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Temp.Apartment Needed

Hi, I am helping a friend who is in need of a 1bdrm apt. for short-term rental(1-3mos) by Aug. 1st. Person is transferring but company changed the schedule at last minute. Person's current lease expiring at end of month. Prefers to stay in general area(60607)East of Western.No room-mates. Professional person..Any referrals or help greatly appreciated. Thanks

  • It sounds like what they want is a "corporate apartment." You can get them furnished or unfurnished and I've seen them typically month by month. I stayed with Oakwood in one years ago and the experience was pretty straight forward.

    I have been looking for short term rentals recently and was unable to find anything "normal" that didn't require at least a one year lease.

Jul 13

Funny old article

February 25, 2011
Why Census Figures Favor Rham
by Edward McClelland
“The trend is a result for the plan for transformation of the Chicago Housing Authority, and the displacement of 110,000 people,” mayoral candidate William “Dock” Walls told Ward Room. “Some of ’em have left Chicago. They’ve gone to the suburbs, or Indiana.”
“In 25 years, it’ll all be like this,” he said, referring to his ward. “There’s too much demand for land in the city.”
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February 25, 2011
Why Census Figures Favor Rham
by Edward McClelland
“The trend is a result for the plan for transformation of the Chicago Housing Authority, and the displacement of 110,000 people,” mayoral candidate William “Dock” Walls told Ward Room. “Some of ’em have left Chicago. They’ve gone to the suburbs, or Indiana.”
“In 25 years, it’ll all be like this,” he said, referring to his ward. “There’s too much demand for land in the city.”
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Several years ago, I talked to a lakefront alderman who predicted Chicago would become a Midwestern Manhattan, with the wealthy inside the city limits, and the poor banished to suburbia.

“In 25 years, it’ll all be like this,” he said, referring to his ward. “There’s too much demand for land in the city.”

Razing Cabrini Green to make way for the expansion of the Near North Side is part of that process. Expect it to intensify if Emanuel becomes mayor. It’ll be to his political advantage, and the city’s financial advantage. In the future, you won’t have to go down to Oak Street to see aspiring Eurotrash. They’ll be all over the city. It’s only a matter of time before Barneys New York opens a discount outlet in East Garfield Park.

Source: http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Rahm-Emanuels-Chicago-116654619.html#ixzz1G7RrsOK7

Came across this about Rahm,the Census, gentrification & redevelopment of Cabrini. That last comment made me laugh (Barney's). It's coming.....

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Updated Jul 12

street lights outage

Why is it taking more than three weeks for the city of Chicago and Comed to restore service to our street lights? Several calls have been made to 311 and Comed...

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Did u email Robert m?

  • No they're back on... Should this happen again I will email him... Thanks

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