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Federal DOT/IDOT gives Oak Park $137k for Safe Routes to School program

#OakPark $137k is going to Oak Park to improve pedestrian safety at intersections, to help cops enforce speed limits, and for an bike education program. http://tinyurl.com/qdbdngw

6 days ago

6 days ago

Black Lives Matter Solidarity Walk

Sunday, December 14th, 1 PM, Scoville Park, Oak Park, IL. Hope you can attend.

6 days ago

medical cannabis dispensary

community meeting tonight about the proposed dispensary in the 3100 block oh harlem. the meeting is at 6:30 in the VFW in the 6900 block of west Diversey

Dec 10

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Dec 09

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Feb 28

Updated Dec 09

Plumber

Any recomendations for plumbers? Need simple work done. IE faucet replacements, small leaks in existing sinks/faucets etc. thank you !

Dec 08

Great deal: Massage or shampoo/blowdry for $30 w/the $30 donated to charity

I get my hair done at A Matter of Style, 114 N. Marion in Oak Park. This Thursday, 12/11, they're throwing a benefit event for Thrive Counseling Center, complete with wine and appetizers. For just $30, you can get a scalp massage, shampoo and blow dry OR a hand and facial massage. Everyone is volunteering their time, so the whole $30 will go to Thrive. Call 708.524.5151 for an appointment between 5 and 9 PM.

Dec 08

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Dec 08

Updated Dec 08

take back our neighborhood

We should should have a neighbourhood watch.

  • Rita Barth Cragin Park Advisory Council President

    Northside Housing center helps communities form block clubs. They could help you.

Dec 07

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Dec 06

Dec 05

Updated Dec 05

theft

Some persons stole personal item as out my garage today. They stole toys, workout bench, cabinet. Shame on them. They pretty much took everything. I would love to get the kids toys this happen between 7:15 - 3:00 today 12/5/14.

  • I just seen a community alert on here for garage burglaries. It's said they have been hitting people's garages since 11/23 smh. I hope they find these people that have done this to u and others. Good luck

  • You read about this happen but it hurts when it happens to you. I just wish the people that did it return the kids toys. I know that is asking a lot.. you reap what you so.

  • I would think if someone saw anything they will report it.

Dec 05

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Dec 04

New County Commissioner hires Oak Park Trustee

This could be good news for North Avenue revitalization. Trustee Salzman has already been very helpful and Commissioner Boykin has said he will help if he can.

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Nov 30

Updated Dec 04

City is only temporarally protecting public Ash trees with treatment!

If property owners would like to keep their maturing parkway Ash tree's around for a while, rather than wait 20 years for shade to grow back, citizens will need to begin researching own options now for upping their public tree's protection dosage from the basic amounts City applies to them.

This is because Forestry's goal was only to keep these endangered trees temporarily alive, instead of having Chicago's whole collection of 130,000 die at once and become a major safety...

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If property owners would like to keep their maturing parkway Ash tree's around for a while, rather than wait 20 years for shade to grow back, citizens will need to begin researching own options now for upping their public tree's protection dosage from the basic amounts City applies to them.

This is because Forestry's goal was only to keep these endangered trees temporarily alive, instead of having Chicago's whole collection of 130,000 die at once and become a major safety issue. This way things could be done on Cities time, not EAB's.

Chicago's Ash tree's get retreated every THREE years, not Two as the insecticide manufacturer suggests. Which ends up not fully protecting trees from EAB damage by third year.

Now Scientists have learned that danger from the Emerald Ash borer "infestations" will inevitably passes locally here by year 2020, like it already has in parts of Michigan where EAB glutinously killed off its remaining "Untreated" food supply.

So as a Certified Arborist, I encourage any Chicagoans who would like to see a few long lived American Ash tree's around after this locally evolved species becomes forever extinct, to make history themselves today through their own community preservation efforts. People want to save the rain forest, while oblivious to the loss of their own backyard ecosystem "Keystone" species producing the most cover of Green seen from space! The extinction will not be televised.

Dec 04

Understand perfectly

Yes, there are certain snippy people that need to be
relieved of their duties for awhile….they are rude
and much could be said, but the truth of who they are
would start "a fire". It is enough that I can determine
and avoid by calling in again and speaking to someone
else. I do that with all jaded first responders in any field.

Dec 03

Man tried to lure girl, 10, into van on West Side

About 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, a 10-year-old girl was walking in the 7000 block of West Bloomingdale Avenue in the Galewood neighborhood when a white van pulled up to her, according to a police statement.

Dec 03

Un sujeto intentó llevarse a una niña

Eran aproximadamente las 5:30 pm.,  cuando la niña caminaba por la cuadra 7000 W. Bloomingdale Ave., en el barrio de Galewood, y fue abordada por el sujeto quien se detuvo junto a ella en una camioneta blanca, reportó el Chicago Tribune.

Dec 03

Man tried to lure girl into van in Austin, police say

...van in Chicago's Austin neighborhood, police said.The girl was walking west in the 7000-block of West Bloomingdale Avenue around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday when a man in a white van with a...

Dec 03

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Dec 03

Police: man tried to lure girl, 10, into van on West Side

About 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, a 10-year-old girl was walking in the 7000 block of West Bloomingdale Avenue in the city's Galewood neighborhood when a white van pulled up to her, according to a police statement.

Dec 03

Police: Man tried to lure girl into van on NW Side

The 10-year-old girl was walking west in the 7000 block of West Bloomingdale about 5:30 p.m. when a white van with a ladder with red ends on top pulled up alongside her, according to a community alert from Grand Central District detectives.

Dec 02

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Dec 01

Andolino for Alderman 29th Ward-Positions

I have a detailed position statement and if you are interested in reviewing this please let me know and join our network of neighbors by sending me an email to
andolino@sbcglobal.net

Nov 26

Updated Dec 01

Election Alderman 29th Ward Chicago

There are 12 candidates on the ballot for Alderman of the 29th Ward.
Lawrence Andolino, LaCoulton Walls, Bob Galhotra, Chris Taliaferro,
Maurice Robinson, Stephen Robinson, Deborah Williams, Deborah Graham,
Lisa Jackson, Zerlina Smith, Brenda Smith, Oddis Johnson,

Good luck to all!

Please like my page on face book Larry Andolino for Alderman 29th Ward!

Nov 29

  • Sayre Elementary Language Academy reviewed

    I am a seventh grader at this school and Sayre is actually a pretty good school.I just feel like my school needs to work on suspending students more.There are these two students that go to this school that try and boss everyone around and My principal said if a student gets suspended more than five times then that person has to get expelled and these two students have gotten suspended for trying to do bad things to teachers and students and still haven't gotten expelled.After all,I think the Teachers really care about the students education and try their hardest to help us exceed and become something successful in life.So if youu would like to send one of your children to Sayre Language Academy,you really should.It is a great school!

    Sayre Elementary Language Academy (1850 North Newland Avenue) Published on GreatSchools November 28, 2014 Comment

Nov 27

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Nov 26

Crowded Field of Candidates in 29th Ward

LAWRENCE ANDOLINO, 1619 N. Nordica Avenue

STEPHEN ROBINSON, 1649 North Newland Avenue

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LaCOULTON J. WALLS, 130 North Mason

DEBORAH L. GRAHAM, 5745 West Midway Park

BOB GALHOTRA, 2137 N. Nordica Avenue

CHRIS TALIAFERRO, 3128 N. Octavia Ave.

MAURICE J. ROBINSON, 5916 W. Superior

DEBORAH D. WILLIAMS, 1123 South Mayfield Ave. Apt1

LISA JACKSON, 1721 N. Menard Avenue

ZERLINA A. SMITH, 5300 West Quincy Street

ODDIS “O.J” JOHNSON, 1129 N. Massasoit Ave.

BRENDA SMITH, 29 North Waller Avenue 1st Floor

OMAR AQUINO, 2067 North Lorel

GILBERT VILLEGAS, 6614 W. Diversey Ave. Unit 206

CHRISTOPHER M VITTORIO, 3258 N. Normandy

ALONSO ZARAGOZA, 5124 West Belden

JOAQUIN VAZGUEZ, 2312 N. Neva

Nov 26

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Nov 25

The Shearin Group Leadership Training Tips to Help Put "Thanks" and "Giving”

5 Tips to Help Put "Thanks" and "Giving" Back In Thanksgiving

It’s that time of year again. So, why is this money expert, who provides financial advice to Baby Boomers and their offspring, writing about Thanksgiving? Because the “giving” part of money is key to any money discussion (and I love Thanksgiving and this is my blog!)

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5 Tips to Help Put "Thanks" and "Giving" Back In Thanksgiving

It’s that time of year again. So, why is this money expert, who provides financial advice to Baby Boomers and their offspring, writing about Thanksgiving? Because the “giving” part of money is key to any money discussion (and I love Thanksgiving and this is my blog!)

I’m not alone when it comes to my love for the Thanksgiving holiday. According to CNN.com, Thanksgiving is America’s second favorite holiday after Christmas. And, thanks to editor of Ladies Magazine, Sarah Josepha Hale’s 36 year advocacy, Thanksgiving is a national holiday that falls on the fourth Thursday every November as proclaimed by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863. It’s a day of indulgence for approximately 88 percent of Americans who will consume over 45 million turkeys (not including the one that President Obama will spare). But what about the remaining folks who are not as lucky to be stuffing birds and their faces with friends and family?

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday because it really is integral to the American culture, non-commercial and inclusive. (I will note that “non-commercial” takes on a new twist when you see the number of stores opening on Thanksgiving.) My hope is that families are celebrating the same thoughts of gratitude for our collective bounty. It should also be a time to reflect and to give thanks.

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Updated Nov 23

Should Oak Park allow taverns on North Avenue?

Oak Park is now considering whether to allow taverns (serving no food, just liquor) for the first time. (Restaurants are already allowed to serve liquor, even if the customer didn't order food. Taverns aren't allowed on the Chicago side of North Ave.) Do you think taverns should be allowed on North Avenue in Oak Park? Please let us know what you think.

  • AP

    Duffy's and shortstop put out spreads on the weekends, and offer menus of places that deliver, but they don't actually have kitchens. Between spans of city life, I spent a bit of time on Madison St in forest park too...
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    Duffy's and shortstop put out spreads on the weekends, and offer menus of places that deliver, but they don't actually have kitchens. Between spans of city life, I spent a bit of time on Madison St in forest park too...
    Thank you, Judith, for the clarification on the issue at hand! We're very happy to be in the area, and taking the details you mention into account, can definitely understand why they were zoned out. We moved here because it is an integrated, safe and family-friendly neighborhood. As for the Oak Park side of the street? Having grown up in oak park, I'm stunned that they are even considering it- I remember when it was a totally dry town. While I don't miss those days and applaud their end, I also don't think a "tavern" would be ideal.

  • I was confused between Kat Klub (on North Ave.) and the Kit Kat Club @ 3700 N. Halsted in Chicago. The first doesn't serve food; the second certainly does (very tasty food, too). Thanks for the clarifications, Rich and AP.

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Market Fresh Foods opening on North & Harvey in Oak Park

Judith Alexander ‏@JudithOpfolk · 3m3 minutes ago
#OakPark #NorthAve Market Fresh Foods opening on North Ave. before yearend (in old Fresh Market store.) http://tinyurl.com/k527hdq

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