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Halloween at Mars

I'm new to the area and have heard that the Mars Factory on Oak Park ave hands out candy on Halloween? Anyone have any details regarding this?

  • They've given out candy every year that I know of...

  • It's been years since I went as a kid but they use to

  • yes lived on Oak Park ave for nine years and the have every year since i've been hear i don't see why it would change hours are like 3 or 4 till 7 or 8

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David Thorne Apologizes to EveryBlock

Back in April I was a victim of an internet scam that made itself appear as coming from EveryBlock. I was very angry. The reason they did not know how to handle my problem was that it did not originate with them. I wish I could delete my April 2014 post on the site. I am glad that I didn't promote the erroneous complaint anywhere else. I regret blaming EveryBlock. I hope EveryBlock and my neighbors forgive me.- David Thorne

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    I will forgive you for being angry last April if you will forgive me for having no inkling about what you posted 6 months ago.

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PNC Bank branch now open at North & Columbian in Oak Park

It's great to see a long-vacant building occupied, and they did a very nice job sprucing up the building and landscaping

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North Avenue needs attention NOW

Here's a link to our letter to the Oak Park Wednesday Journal re: spending on Lake St. vs. North Ave. You can add your own comments online.

http://www.oakpark.com/News/Articles/10-7-2014/North-Avenue-needs-attention-now/

  • Thanks for your response. While I am not pleased with the increased traffic down our street, I am most concerned about the alley traffic. I think it is a combined problem of cars turning off North and finding they can't go through and then driving block after block to find...

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    Thanks for your response. While I am not pleased with the increased traffic down our street, I am most concerned about the alley traffic. I think it is a combined problem of cars turning off North and finding they can't go through and then driving block after block to find a street they can go south on in addition to people just attempting to avoid North Avenue traffic by speeding through the alleys. I know there are "No Thru Traffic" signs, but these do nothing. Is it possible to have speed bumps installed in the East-West alleys? What can we do about the obnoxious honking at T-intersections and streets? There are afternoon/evenings where it is obscene to sit in our backyard due to the incessant honking and revving of engines in the alley.

  • Ben, I suggest you attend the next resident beat officer meeting and bring this up, if you haven't already done so. The RBO has no authority over installing speed bumps, but s/he can bring the problem to the attention of Chief Tanksley and also can monitor alleys and issue tickets....

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    Ben, I suggest you attend the next resident beat officer meeting and bring this up, if you haven't already done so. The RBO has no authority over installing speed bumps, but s/he can bring the problem to the attention of Chief Tanksley and also can monitor alleys and issue tickets. I vaguely remember a discussion about speed bumps. If I'm not mistaken, the Oak Park police are opposed because it will slow them down in pursuit of bad guys. But you could bring that up as well. If you live east of Ridgeland, the next NE Oak Park RBO meeting is this coming Tuesday, 10/21, at Hatch School, 7 PM.

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What would you think of a medical marijuana dispensary on North Ave.?

Sounds like a medical marijuana dispensary may be coming to western end of North Ave. in Oak Park. http://tinyurl.com/o44rv8o . If you live in north Oak Park or Galewood, please let me know how you feel about this.

  • HoneyBadger resident

    Don't see the need for stand alone dispensaries. If the marijuana is to be used for medical reasons then let the drug stores dispense it - better yet, the hospitals.

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Oct 15

LLoyd Elementary LSC

Another great meeting with the LSC members of LLoyd Elementary School. What a another group of terrific parents,staff and community members. Seeing these groups of volunteers makes what I'm doing worth every minute.Thank You

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Thanks Locke LSC

I would like to thank the Locke Elementary LSC for allowing me the time to introduce myself and to meet such a terrific group of people. I can not stress enough the incredible sacrifice that all members of our Local School Councils make for the betterment of our kids, schools and communities. I look forward to future meetings and working closely with these truly dedicated people to make our community a better place to live.

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Updated Oct 12

Need brick and cement contractor

I am looking for recommendations for someone to rebuild the front steps and brick railing on my Galewood bungalow. Thanks!

  • David Thorne Brickyard Bible Church member.

    Windy City Rehab & Construction
    City of Chicago License #TGC069480
    1925 N. Harlem Ave., Chicago, IL, 60707

    Please call for a free estimate .

    At your service! Thank you!
    - David Thorne dtrehab@gmail.com 1-773-875-5330

  • McDonald construction call owner direct mike mcdonald 773 203 3019

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Updated Oct 12

Tuckpointing & Outside Painter Recommendations?

My garage needs re-tuckpointing - any recommendations?
Also need someone to paint the front porch - any recommendations?

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Updated Oct 11

29th Ward Aldermanic Elections 2015

I have officially announced my candidacy for 29th Ward Alderman see:http://www.oakpark.com/News/Articles/8-1-2014/29th-Ward-race-could-be-packed-/

We are planning a volunteer meeting on August 25, 2014 details to come. The election season officially starts September 1, 2014 We can start petitions on August 26, 2014. This will take a huge effort to win this election! We need 1500 signatures to secure a place on the ballot. We need your help and ideas! Please volunteer to get signature on your block or in any capacity you...

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I have officially announced my candidacy for 29th Ward Alderman see:http://www.oakpark.com/News/Articles/8-1-2014/29th-Ward-race-could-be-packed-/

We are planning a volunteer meeting on August 25, 2014 details to come. The election season officially starts September 1, 2014 We can start petitions on August 26, 2014. This will take a huge effort to win this election! We need 1500 signatures to secure a place on the ballot. We need your help and ideas! Please volunteer to get signature on your block or in any capacity you can. We cannot do this alone! Please link with my email at andolino@sbcglobal.net.
If you are in the 38th Ward please remember Alderman Sposato has a kick off meeting on August 5, 2014 6936 W. Diversey 6pm-8pm please support him.

All of us together can make a strong Northwest Side and ensure our communities are safe and a great place to raise our families!

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Free food, fun, health testing/info

Custom Care Pharmacy -- 7007 W North Ave. in Oak Park -- is hosting a free health fair and open house on Saturday, 10/11, 9 AM - 2 PM. Free blood pressure, blood glucose and cholesterol testing. Free food, too.

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N. Oak Parker Jill Salzman, founder of Founding Moms

Just saw a Channel Two news story on the first all-day conference of Jill Salzman's Founding Moms. She rocks, and Jill and Adam Salzman are a dynamic Oak Park duo. North Oak Parkers, I might add...

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Is Mariano's coming to North & Harlem?

Is Mariano's coming to North & Harlem? Hopefully, but a lot of things have to happen first. Best case is that construction starts in 13 months. The developer shared preliminary plans at Ald. Graham's monthly community meeting on 10/1/14. 4 local papers covered the meeting. Email opfolk@comcast.net for an update on North Avenue. In the meantime, here's a link to the most comprehensive story on the meeting (accurate except that Judith lives in Oak Park, not Austin). http://tinyurl.com/pl2gmco

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North Ave. Clean and Green on October 11th

Help clean up and beautify North Avenue and meet neighbors & local business owners on Saturday, October 11, 8 AM TO 1 PM, at the North Avenue Business Association's Clean and Green event. Meet at 8 AM at US Bank, 6700 W. North Ave. in Chicago (1 block east of Oak Park Avenue). Refreshments and snacks will be provided. Please register by October 7th. To sign up or for more information, contact NABA President Lee Owens: 773-610-3800; info@northavenuebusinessassociation.com

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Updated Oct 01

Garage Question

I have a question. I purchased a townhouse about 2 years ago which included a de attached garage which I've never used. I recently decided to begin using but noticed that someone was using it as storage. Upon noticing this I politely asked three other owners of the town-homes of it belonged to them and one of them who currently has a car parked in one of the available 4 spots confirmed that some of the stuff in the spot...

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I have a question. I purchased a townhouse about 2 years ago which included a de attached garage which I've never used. I recently decided to begin using but noticed that someone was using it as storage. Upon noticing this I politely asked three other owners of the town-homes of it belonged to them and one of them who currently has a car parked in one of the available 4 spots confirmed that some of the stuff in the spot belongs to him as he's using the spot as storage. I politely asked him to please remove his belongings with-in the next two weeks or I will remove them myself. He gave me the impression that he is not going to be cooperative. What are my options in terms of getting this resolved as adults?

We don't a townhome association.

Trying to be nice

  • This is the craziest thing I have ever heard!!!! He should have asked your permission. And now he should just politely apologize and move his stuff.

  • David Thorne Brickyard Bible Church member.

    You could calculate what garage space rental might cost for two years and hand him a bill for that amount. Give him the option to pay or move his stuff or bill him for moving his stuff or do both. Bullies (intimidation to prevent your use of your property) and thieves (using your space without permission) can be held accountable for their actions.

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