Feb 22

Alderman O'Connor

Now that the aldermanic election is 2 days away, It is hard to believe that the anti Alderman O'Connor dialogue that was so prevalent a few months ago on Every Block has literally dwindled to nothing when ideally it should be building to a fever pitch heading into Tuesday's election. In her four years in office, our surly, do nothing alderman has been nothing but a go along puppet for Mayor Emanuel. Her office staff has been non-responsive and argumentative...

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Now that the aldermanic election is 2 days away, It is hard to believe that the anti Alderman O'Connor dialogue that was so prevalent a few months ago on Every Block has literally dwindled to nothing when ideally it should be building to a fever pitch heading into Tuesday's election. In her four years in office, our surly, do nothing alderman has been nothing but a go along puppet for Mayor Emanuel. Her office staff has been non-responsive and argumentative when requesting their assistance. She has no accomplishments to show for her $100,000+ part time job performance as alderman, and she she has been ineffectual in the airport noise debate. Days before the election then, it is not surprising to find crammed in our mailboxes, 5 -10 glossy photographed filled fliers of her promoting her do nothing self. Some even paid for no doubt by Emanuel, her puppet master. You can tell how utterly clueless and out of touch of our representative she has been by the fact that she includes photographs of herself with Emanuel in her mailings. Like that is going to draw her more votes!? Obviously, I would like to see either of the other viable candidates, Lomanto or Napolitano win the election. But you really have to wonder how realistic that will be with the proliferation of O'Connor yard signs and like I have said the absence of any current anti O'Connor dialogue.

Feb 19

Help us restore our City

If there are any Northwest siders that want to help us win this campaign, please email or call Steve B. at steve615292@yahoo.com 708-497-0558 to schedule a shift in our 45th ward office located at 6117 N. Elston! We're open 9am-9pm. This is our opportunity to finally #DumpRahm and restore our city. #ReadyforFioretti 312-733-9985

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 12

Updated Feb 14

Dish

Anyone know what's going on with Dish in Norwood Park? I saw permits issued in the everyblock email updates and saw tonight all the windows are covered in paper.

  • I saw a note about remodeling on their Facebook page too. I've seen places close "for remodeling" that never reopen, but I hope this is an exception.

  • Chuck Johnson Assistant Director, New Hope Community Food Pantry

    Me too - I like to pop in there for lunch from time to time. We need a healthy restaurant scene in Norwood Park.

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

Jan 29

Updated Feb 02

Regionalizing

What are the feelings about this amongst local families? I'd like to see the energy spent by Thecla used the right way at the other school meetings it seemed as if. They already gave up I'm highly considering a move to thecla because the pastor principal and staff cared at tars it doesn't matter what we think

  • chimomof3 neighbor

    Charlie, I agree with everything you say, it is not fair to make such an important decision on an idea in a short time. Everyone needs more information and answers. This guy running the show was the CFO for the Chicago International Charter Schools---for almost 6 yrs. That right there seems sketchy. Right? I hope your meetings are advantageous.

  • chimomof3 neighbor

    MHF, just re-reading. The principal at your old school sounds very unprofessional.

Jan 15

Updated Jan 15

Missing Mastiff- anyone seen this 150lb dog??

Missing Mastiff in Norwood Park. "Baby" is the brown Dog in image. Baby is about 150 lbs brindle colored brown.. escaped from a house on East Circle today. If found...call Randi at 815-401-6938.

Jan 13

Volunteers needed

Have a little free time on your hands? Norwood Chamber of Commerce is looking for some wonderful neighbors/friends who would be willing to volunteer (sorting marketing material) at the Norwood Park Chamber offices (6133 N. Northwest Hwy) on Wed. or Thursday (1/14 & 1/15), from 9-5pm. Come for 1hr or 4 hrs. email info@NorwoodPark.org. Kids 13+ welcomed to come after-school for service hours credit too! Q: 773-269-9904.

Jan 07

Northwestside Irish Parade 3.15.2015

Mark your calendars for the Northwestside Irish Parade in Norwood Park on Sunday, March 15, 2015. For more info visit
www.northwestsideirish.org

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