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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

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  • 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

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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

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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.

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Updated Nov 15

Habitat for Humanity ReStore

Hi, neighbors, just visited the ReStore at Pulaski and Peterson. Very interesting store. Not only could you find used furniture, appliances, and kitchen cabinets, but they also have tile still on boxes, vanities, etc. My husband and I just purchased two bath sconces for $10 each. They would easily cost about $120 in retail stores. It's open until 8 this evening. Go to restorechicago.org for more information.

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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

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Nov 10

An Open Letter to America’s Veterans

Greetings Fellow Veterans,

Below please find an excerpt of an email I received today about VA benefits. As EB has character limitations on postings, I cannot put the entire letter here. However, I have full PDF and text versions of the letters I can email to you if you like. Please send me an email and I will send that along. Jac.charlier@gmail.com.

Please read and share with other veterans.

I am also a member of our local American Legion Post...

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Greetings Fellow Veterans,

Below please find an excerpt of an email I received today about VA benefits. As EB has character limitations on postings, I cannot put the entire letter here. However, I have full PDF and text versions of the letters I can email to you if you like. Please send me an email and I will send that along. Jac.charlier@gmail.com.

Please read and share with other veterans.

I am also a member of our local American Legion Post 134 in Morton Grove. If you would like more information about the American Legion, please let me know.

Thank you for your service wherever and whenver...and thank you to the families that support our veterans.

Jac Charlier
jac.charlier@gmail.com

A MESSAGE FROM THE SECRETARY

An Open Letter to America’s Veterans

At the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), we have one of the most noble and inspiring missions in Government. I accepted this job and joined this mission to better serve you—our Veterans—and improve the delivery of the care and benefits you have earned. It is our privilege to serve you, and I have made clear that as we move forward as a Department, we will judge the success of all our efforts against a single metric—the outcomes we provide for Veterans.

(Full text of letter continues...email me at jac.charlier@gmail.com for the full text)

Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Sincerely,

Robert A. McDonald

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Updated Nov 10

Participatory Budgeting in the 39th ward

In the 39th Ward I believe you deserve a say in how your tax dollars are spent. As your alderman I would institute a community input process similar to what is being done in the 45th and 49th Wards and in other cities like New York. Participatory Budgeting (http://www.pbchicago.org/) is a process whereby citizens and communities have a say in how $1 million in infrastructure money is spent in the ward. Neighborhood improvement projects are brainstormed, developed, vetted and then...

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In the 39th Ward I believe you deserve a say in how your tax dollars are spent. As your alderman I would institute a community input process similar to what is being done in the 45th and 49th Wards and in other cities like New York. Participatory Budgeting (http://www.pbchicago.org/) is a process whereby citizens and communities have a say in how $1 million in infrastructure money is spent in the ward. Neighborhood improvement projects are brainstormed, developed, vetted and then voted on democratically by you the voter.

Next time you see Ald Laurino please feel free to ask her why she is not interested in hearing your voice in how she spends your money. I am interested in hearing your voice on this, and other issues, in our community.

For more information on what else I want to do as your Alderman, please visit http://www.murphyfor39.org/issues

  • Thanks! I appreciate your help.

  • I have lived on the same street in the 39th Ward for 29 years, 17 years in one house and 12 years in another, two houses down. We live on an unimproved street a/k/a WPA street. Our block has been on a "list" to get new streets/curbs/new sewers and the...

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    I have lived on the same street in the 39th Ward for 29 years, 17 years in one house and 12 years in another, two houses down. We live on an unimproved street a/k/a WPA street. Our block has been on a "list" to get new streets/curbs/new sewers and the alderman's office has continually "lost" our petition or said there never was one or has come up with other excuses saying it's a federal street and needs federal funds. Ald. Laurino threw us a bone this past summer and paved the middle of the street; however, the sides were not paved since we don't have curbs. Because of this, we don't have street cleaners down our block. We have four vacant houses (due to elderly deaths) on our block and lots of trees. Guess whose house gets water up to her first front step when it rains hard? The street is entirely flooded and impassible. If Ald. Laurino has that amount of money to spend, then why isn't she spending it on our unimproved street?

Nov 10

Cook County Military and Veterans Discount Program

Attention Veterans, check out this Cook County veterans discount program. This is a program authorized by Cook County and that works with participating businesses. It is open to all qualifying veterans and has no costs associated with it. NOTE: I am not involved with this program and do not benefit in anyway from it. I share it as a fellow veteran and member of your local American Legion Post 134. The Discount program is intended for all those who have served whenever and wherever. Thank you for your service!

http://cookrecorder.com/militarydiscount/

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You are Invited: Local Veteran's Day Parade, Sunday, November 9 at 1:30pm

Greetings Neighbors:

My local American Legion post cordially invites you to the American Legion Post #134 Veteran's Day Parade on Sunday, November 9 at 1:30pm. The parade will kick-off from the American Legion Post at 6144 W. Dempster. The parade route will run from the Post to the Morton Grove Public Library and back. A brief program will be held at the Public Library. You may line the parade route between these two points.

Girl and Boy Scout units are invited to march in the parade. Units should RSVP to me and arrive at 12:30pm.

Questions? Please ask. If you are a veteran interested in joining the Post, please contact me Jac Charlier via email at jac.charlier@gmail.com.

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Oct 19

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.

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Oct 17

Marijuana Dispensary on Montrose?

from DNA this morning--
IL Grown Medicine is trying to secure three medical marijuana dispensary licenses in the city, and has partnered with a California-based dispensary to target elderly customers in Wicker Park, Mayfair and Pullman.
The company hopes to open dispensaries at 4739 W. Montrose Ave., 1300-1308 W. North Ave. and 11040 S. Langley Ave.

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  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    REAR ADDITION TO A SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE TO CONVERT AN ATTACHED GARAGE TO HABIABLE SPACE PER PLANS. NOTE:NO PLUMBING WORK IS TO BE PERFPRM UNDER THIS PERMIT

    6201 N. Kirkwood Ave. Issued October 14, 2014 Comment

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Arrest made in Sauganash Trail incident

Alderman Margaret Laurino has announced that police on Oct. 10 arrested a suspect in the assault which was reported on the trail.
http://nadignewspapers.com/2014/10/09/woman-reports-assault-on-sauganash-bike-trail/

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Updated Oct 11

  • Bob Kastigar 15 Years North Park, bike rider, retired

    From Ald. Laurino's office:

    Community Update, Sauganash Trail

    I want to pass along the good news that an offender has been arrested and charged with an attack on female victims near the Sauganash Trail.

    After an exhaustive investigation by personnel from 17th District and the Detective Division, a juvenile offender,...

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    From Ald. Laurino's office:

    Community Update, Sauganash Trail

    I want to pass along the good news that an offender has been arrested and charged with an attack on female victims near the Sauganash Trail.

    After an exhaustive investigation by personnel from 17th District and the Detective Division, a juvenile offender, 17 years old, was arrested on October 10. Felony charges were approved by the State's Attorneys Office.

    Thanks to all of the Officers and Supervisors in the 17th District and the Detective Division, Area North, that relentlessly followed up on the investigation and to all the attention given to the community in the wake of these attacks. Thanks also to the officers in the 16th District, the Helicopter Unit, and the Cook County Forest Preserve Police for their hard work and great help with this investigation.

    Ald. Margaret Laurino, 39th Ward.

    (Bike tour coming along the Sauganash Trail on Oct. 19th. More information later.

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