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Term Limits for Mayor

Next year is the mayoral election. In addition to voting for Mayor, I'd like it if Chicagoans were able to vote on whether or not there should be term limits for Mayor, like there are in other cities. I'm thinking limiting the Mayor to three terms, consecutive or non-consecutive, sounds like a good number. Considering the power that the Mayor's office holds over the City Council, I think that it's important that we be able to change our Mayor if...

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Next year is the mayoral election. In addition to voting for Mayor, I'd like it if Chicagoans were able to vote on whether or not there should be term limits for Mayor, like there are in other cities. I'm thinking limiting the Mayor to three terms, consecutive or non-consecutive, sounds like a good number. Considering the power that the Mayor's office holds over the City Council, I think that it's important that we be able to change our Mayor if we're dissatisfied with him/her. Regular elections aren't enough, because it's extremely difficult to beat an incumbent. Just look at Mayor Daley.

Does anyone else like this idea? If so, what's needed to get this proposition on a city-wide ballot and to make it binding?

5 days ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Thorndale Positive Loitering - Thursday April 24th

Hello,

Thorndale positive loitering is scheduled to begin at 8:00 p.m. Thursday, April 24, beginning at the southeast corner of Thorndale and Broadway (Little Corner Restaurant). Please note beginning time change.

Walkers will walk the walk on Thorndale and Winthrop and Kenmore between Hollywood and Granville.

Days of the walk will change weekly and will be scheduled the night of each walk.

Meredith Mays Espino & Rachel Sibio-Sanchez Thorndale Positive Loitering Coordinators
Lynn Pierce, Thorndale Action Task Force Chairman, Emeritus Coordinator

  • ChicagoGirl0042 30+ Years in Logan Square/Edgewater/Andersonville

    At the last walk we had 26 people show up, we would love to have a great turnout again this time around, so please join us! Pets and Children are welcome!!!

  • ChicagoGirl0042 30+ Years in Logan Square/Edgewater/Andersonville

    Just a reminder that we are waling tomorrow at 8 pm! Come out and join us!

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Anyone have an extra ironing board, toaster, or mandoline?

The "wanted" section of Freecycle doesn't get a lot of views, so I figured I'd post here.

I'm looking for a full size ironing board, cover, and/or pad.

For the toaster, it can have two or more slots for bread/bagels/etc.

The mandoline I'm looking for is the kind that you use to chop veggies, not play music with. :-)

Thanks!

  • Some people have emailing allowed on their Everyblock profiles, some don't. Robin and Kap do not. If you click on my name, you will see an email link on the right side of the profile page.

  • Sorry, I didn't realize I specifically had to enable emailing. I fixed that, and Catherine, I'll try to email you now.

2 days ago

Updated 9 hours ago

CPS International Baccalaureate program grows to five more schools

...Elementary School, 4600 S. Hermitage Ave. The fifth school, Helen Peirce International Studies Elementary School, 1423 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., will add students in kindergarten through fifth grade; it already has a middle school IB...

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...to students in grades six through eight, CPS announced Monday: Louis A. Agassiz Elementary School, 2851 N. Seminary Ave.; Christian Ebinger Elementary School, 7350 W. Pratt Ave.; Bernhard Moos Elementary School, 1711 N. California...

...announced Monday: Louis A. Agassiz Elementary School, 2851 N. Seminary Ave.; Christian Ebinger Elementary School, 7350 W. Pratt Ave.; Bernhard Moos Elementary School, 1711 N. California Ave.; and William H. Seward Communication Arts Academy...

...N. Seminary Ave.; Christian Ebinger Elementary School, 7350 W. Pratt Ave.; Bernhard Moos Elementary School, 1711 N. California Ave.; and William H. Seward Communication Arts Academy Elementary School, 4600 S. Hermitage Ave. The fifth...

...Elementary School, 1711 N. California Ave.; and William H. Seward Communication Arts Academy Elementary School, 4600 S. Hermitage Ave. The fifth school, Helen Peirce International Studies Elementary School, 1423 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., will...

  • imagine imagine all the people living life in peace

    Parental involvement is right. Sad to think so many parents cannot speak or read English! How great for your child DJM! I know you are proud. I would think they would test kids first. I mean why waste the space when a kid cannot cut it in regular school right. I hardly think they will let just any student in a program so excelled. No disrespect intended.

  • BTD

    Studies show that kids who speak more than one language are better equipped to learn and have better critical thinking skills. CPS and the parents need to figure out how to use this to the child's advantage in home where English Is a second language.

Feb 10

Updated 12 hours ago

eta for edgewater/ uptown mariano's

does anyone have an eta on the edgewater/ uptown mariano's on sheridan and foster... i saw last week paint cans, and tarps over things as well as the signs for each asile gone but no actual work.. also there have been multiple electrician vans in the lot but i do not see any actual work going on... what is holding this up and when will this open finally

  • Edgewater Nora Agrees with Pink. Founder, Arka Pana Consulting.

    Sandy, there is no wine bar - EdgevilleBuzz mentioned that in their preview story on the store: http://edgevillebuzz.com/news/marianos-fostersheridan-first-look

    However, if there is a wine you want, they may be able to order it for you - I was in the Ravenswood Mariano's on Saturday and they promised to get 2 of my favorite bottles into the Edgewater store by today. Staff was incredibly friendly, called HQ and had an answer for me within minutes.

  • Sandy in EdgeGlen EdgeGlen since 1987

    Thanks, Nora---but I don't generally buy wine by the bottle at supermarkets (and have more than enough on hand due to purchases at B'way Cellars wine dinners, gifts and subscription or online purchases from wineries). An on-premises wine bar is for me a place to have a glass and a nosh before shopping. I have no need to have one branch order me a bottle to pick up, whether there or elsewhere.

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Foster Dog Beach Badly Deteriorating, Unsafe

Chicago is known for being an extremely dog friendly city. Take a walk along the lake and you are bound to pass several pet owners walking their dogs along the path or heading toward one of the dog beaches. Our city has over 20 dog parks, pet dedicated businesses, a few dog-friendly beaches, and many local shops that have water bowls outside (sometimes even treats!) for our loved furry friends. Chicago dog beach visits have steadily grown over the years, and the Foster dog beach as well as the Montrose-Wilson dog beach have had quite a bit of wear and tear. With limited up-keep and continued deterioration, are these beaches becoming too unsafe for dogs and their owners?

  • Edgewater Nora Agrees with Pink. Founder, Arka Pana Consulting.

    Michelle and Rob, there's quite the discussion going on at EVB's facebook page on this topic (including a link to a change.org petition) - many residents have reported calling the Alderman's office only to be told there's no funding to fix the fence. Someone else suggested a private fundraiser but then others question why residents should have to pay private money for a public beach that it is the responsibility of the city to maintain. Might want to weigh in there, sign the petition and/or call the Alderman's office.

    https://www.facebook.com/EdgeVilleBuzz

  • Budlong Woods neighbor Chicago girl for life

    I know most of the dog parks are mainly supported by local neighborhood groups that kicked in at least half the costs to initially build the parks and then they do the upkeep and maintenance. MonDog - the group that supports Montrose Beach area regularly has clean up days and some small fundraisers. They put out some nice benches and a ramp. Other than emptying trash cans it doesn't seem like the city takes any other responsibility for them.

2 days ago

Updated 17 hours ago

Mariano’s Foster/Sheridan First Look

It was a beautiful morning for a first look at the new Marianp’s Foster and Sheridan store. Edgeville Buzz was invited along with other community leaders to be the first to see what the store has planned for the neighborhood. It started with a few words from Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Alderman Harry Osterman and the man of the moment, Roundy’s CEO, Bob Mariano. The highlight of the speeches came when Lyle Allen of Care For Real received a $2500 check to help support his growing food pantry. Then after a quick ribbon cutting, people were anxious to set off on a tour of the new grocery store.

  • DK Living and Playing in Chicago

    Great article! That is terrible that they aren't gonna have a wine bar or hold classes-a community like this would benefit for having classes. Did they say why? Either way I am super excited and may check it out if I have time tomarrow.

  • Edgewater Nora Agrees with Pink. Founder, Arka Pana Consulting.

    DK, head a few blocks north to Independent Spirits and the owner will tell you everything you could possibly want to know about wine: http://edgevillebuzz.com/news/5-questions-scott-crestodina-independent-spirits-inc

  • DK Living and Playing in Chicago

    I was more concerned they won't be holding community events. We could always use more places that holds events, we are definitely community oriented.

    My brother helps lead one of the other locations, I will see if I can get him to tell Bob this.

19 hours ago

Updated 19 hours ago

Latest Community Violence In Edgewater, Mayor Speaks Out

Last weekend many families celebrated Easter, the final days of Passover, or enjoyed the last few days of their spring break. But others in the city of Chicago experienced great loss because of violent episodes in several neighborhoods, including our very own Edgewater. This last weekend was a violent one, with 9 people killed and 36 wounded between Friday evening and Sunday evening. Victims ranged from an 11-year-old-girl to a 46-year-old man. Shootings varied from a social media dispute, a homicide/suicide between husband and wife police officers, and multiple gang related shootings. In Edgewater, a 46 year-old man was shot on Saturday on the 1700 Block of West Rosehill Drive around 11:30 a.m. and taken to the hospital in critical condition. Other neighborhoods that experienced violence and shootings were Park Manor, Little Village, Pilsen, Longwood Manor, Avalon Park, Hermosa, Englewood, and Gresham. Regardless of what neighborhood you live in, we should all be alarmed about this level of violence.

  • DK Living and Playing in Chicago

    I thought I read someone came up to him and shot him. Then again I am getting confused there is so many.

  • JW resident since 2006

    Does anyone know if the shooting on Rosehill last Saturday was a random act of violence or a dispute between the victim and assailant?

19 hours ago

Suggestions on Outdoor Painters?

Hello, our building is currently lookinging for a company to paint the top gables on our 3-story building. We've gotten a few bids for this that are all quite expensive. The general consensus seems to be that the large expense is due to the need for a Cherry Picker in order to reach the high space. Does anyone know if there are any local companies that uses painters that can rappel off the roof? We used exterminators to patch a squirrel hole earlier this year and they easily rappelled off the roof. Any suggestions would be welcome! Thanks!

Mar 10

Updated 21 hours ago

Home Inspection recommendation?

Has anyone found a home inspector they love, who is reasonably priced? If you had a co op inspected, that would be a bonus!

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Firetrucks at Magnolia and Bryn Mawr

I was just walking home from work when I saw four firetrucks. Two were coming east on Ridge and to were northbound on Broadway. The two lead trucks nearly hit each other at the intersection!

Then a somewhat comical scene ensued wherein each driver was trying to wave-on the other driver. They figured it out eventually and all the trucks went to the building on the SE corner of Magnolia and Bryn Mawr.

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I was just walking home from work when I saw four firetrucks. Two were coming east on Ridge and to were northbound on Broadway. The two lead trucks nearly hit each other at the intersection!

Then a somewhat comical scene ensued wherein each driver was trying to wave-on the other driver. They figured it out eventually and all the trucks went to the building on the SE corner of Magnolia and Bryn Mawr.

At first they piled out and some began to hook up hoses to the fire hydrant. There were about 20 guys standing on the sidewalk on Bryn Mawr. I also saw one in the alley talking to a guy who was on a top floor balcony. Then they seemed to abandon the fire hydrant and instead one truck raised its latter to the roof of the building. I moved on at that point.

Just thought I'd report what I saw. I didn't see any smoke or anything so I'm not sure what's going on.

  • Michelle Edgewater Edgewater Resident: Love the neighborhood!

    Oops upside down photo. Oh well. Sorry.

  • Rob

    The photo being upside down completes the story.

  • My friend lives in that building. Something in the basement caught fire and was quickly put out. At least they managed that well Lol

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What Chicago elementary schools are going International Baccalaureate?

A fifth school, Helen Peirce International Studies Elementary School, 1423 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., is expanding its IB program to include students up to age 12. That would make Peirce the city's eighth elementary school with a full IB program.

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• Louis A. Agassiz Elementary School, 2851 N. Seminary Ave.

• Christian Ebinger Elementary School, 7350 W. Pratt Ave.

• Bernhard Moos Elementary School, 1711 N California Ave.

• William H. Seward Communication Arts Academy Elementary, 4600 S. Hermitage Ave.

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

New building on Broadway?

Anyone know what is being built next to the Broadway Antique shop?

  • DK Living and Playing in Chicago

    What about next to Element Resale-there is some construction being done there?

  • Catherine Animal Care Giver and Personal Organizer

    An urgent care clinic would be great. Several years ago I slipped and fell on my ankle in a very painful way. I had the option of taking an ambulance, but knew that my insurance wouldn't cover it (and that I didn't really need it). Instead, I took a taxi...

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    An urgent care clinic would be great. Several years ago I slipped and fell on my ankle in a very painful way. I had the option of taking an ambulance, but knew that my insurance wouldn't cover it (and that I didn't really need it). Instead, I took a taxi to a walk-in medical center, got seen within the hour, and my insurance covered it.

    I just hope this clinic takes insurance poor folks have, like Medicaid and County Care. That's one problem with the Take Care clinics at CVS and Walgreens. Last time I checked, they don't take either insurance.

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Alderman O’Connor’s Public Meeting to Discuss a Proposal for EMC Site

...Wednesday, February 6 at 7:00 P.M. in the St. Gregory High School Cafeteria (1633 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.) to discuss a proposal for the Edgewater Medical Center site. According to the flyer his...

...meetings that have been held in the bingo hall beneath the St. Gregory Gymnasium at 1609 W Gregory St, this meeting is being held in the St. Gregory High School Cafeteria at 1633 W...

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...and density. Hell he and Silverstein have done a hell of a job in redeveloping Western Ave north of Peterson. Losing a once in a generation opportunity to transform single use parcels into a place...

2 days ago

WBEZ’s Morning Shift Covers Edgewater Medical Center

Dexia’s site plan as presented by Waveland Partners on the 6th of Feb. 2013 for the redevelopment of the former Edgewater Medical Center in Chicago, IL (Andersonville/West Edgewater, 5700 N. Ashland Ave., 60660).

2 days ago

City May Take Edgewater Medical Center Bankruptcy Estate to Building Court

...According to his piece in today’s online publication when city inspectors visited the location–5700 N Ashland Ave.–on Sunday they found the site to be “dangerous” and concluded that the Edgewater Medical...

2 days ago

CPS to expand IB program to five more schools

...Communication Arts Academy ES, 4600 S. Hermitage. The fifth school, Helen Peirce International Studies ES, 1423 W. Bryn Mawr, will add students in kindergarten through fifth grade, according to the mayor’s office...

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...in grades six through eight, Chicago Public Schools announced Monday: Louis A. Agassiz Elementary School, 2851 N Seminary; Christian Ebinger Elementary School, 7350 W. Pratt; Bernhard Moos Elementary School, 1711 N California; and...

...Schools announced Monday: Louis A. Agassiz Elementary School, 2851 N Seminary; Christian Ebinger Elementary School, 7350 W. Pratt; Bernhard Moos Elementary School, 1711 N California; and William H. Seward Communication Arts Academy ES...

...School, 2851 N Seminary; Christian Ebinger Elementary School, 7350 W. Pratt; Bernhard Moos Elementary School, 1711 N California; and William H. Seward Communication Arts Academy ES, 4600 S. Hermitage. The fifth school, Helen...

...Bernhard Moos Elementary School, 1711 N California; and William H. Seward Communication Arts Academy ES, 4600 S. Hermitage. The fifth school, Helen Peirce International Studies ES, 1423 W. Bryn Mawr, will add students...

2 days ago

Affordable LGBTQ Senior Housing: Another Possibility for the EMC Site

...would add to the Kadin Building, the former nurses’s residence, which is located at 1625 W Edgewater Ave. Like the Waveland Partners’ proposal for the site, her plan also includes a neighborhood park...

Vea will be at the Coffee Studio (5628 N Clark St) this Saturday the 16th from 11 A.M. to 2 P.M. If you are interested in contributing ideas and/or feedback to the next version, or you just want to learn more about her proposal, she invites you to come by.

Apr 14

Updated 2 days ago

Oak Street Health!

Are you on Medicare/Medicaid and is a senior? Have you seen the new Seniors only doctors office located on 1541 W. Devon across from the hardware store? If not you need to, Oak Street Health is a very unique company taking on improving Older adults health by offering services that you won't find in many doctors offices. First they offer rides for seniors and as you can remember with all the crazy winter weather we had it was extremely difficult...

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Are you on Medicare/Medicaid and is a senior? Have you seen the new Seniors only doctors office located on 1541 W. Devon across from the hardware store? If not you need to, Oak Street Health is a very unique company taking on improving Older adults health by offering services that you won't find in many doctors offices. First they offer rides for seniors and as you can remember with all the crazy winter weather we had it was extremely difficult to get to your doctors appointments if you rely on the CTA to get around. Oak Street Health patients enjoyed being picked up and dropped off for their appointments. They also have a community room that all patients can come and enjoy anytime even if they just want to hangout and have coffee with friends. Plus they are able to enjoy many of the programs happening in the community room such as workouts, presentation on diabetes and other health related issues. I hope you really take a look at it if you or someone you know is a senior who is on Medicare.

  • I like the idea of the community room. Because social isolation is a detriment to health, especially of seniors. Conversely, having support of community can help them (and everyone) survive a health crisis. This shows that this company is thinking about more than just the medical factors in the health of their patients.

  • Oak Street Health we work closely with the hospitals that Nana Cross mentioned above in addition to Advocate and Resurrection Hospitals. With that being said, although we have admission privileges at these hospitals we are able to send you to whatever hospital you would like as long as your insurance would allow us. Hope this helps!

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5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Looking for an apartment for rent.

Hi everyone! I am new to the area and I am looking for an apartment that's around $500 or $600. Anyone have any great picks for an apartment. Just a good looking, clean place is all I need. If you have any tips let me know. Thanks! :D

  • pat c resident-photographer

    Price fixing by done in Chicago since the mid 1990s.

  • zippy8 mostly happy resident

    I second Stephanie's suggestion to get a roommate. To me it'd be worth it to live in a larger, nicer place and probably a better location. In this economy it may be more common now, even with some "older" folks.

2 days ago

Eating Healthy in Edgewater

Eating out shouldn’t derail your health goals. Nor should you sacrifice one of the things we love most about food: How good it tastes.

2 days ago

CTA Unveils Rebuild of North Red Line Including New Stations

CTA Unveiled a plan that calls for a reconstruction of the red line from Belmont to Howard which includes a near complete rebuild of the Lawrence, Argyle, Berwyn and Bryn Mawr stations. The construction will also include rebuilding all tracks, support structures, bridges, and viaducts between Leland and Hollywood Avenues. The new stations will include all modern amenities including elevators for those with disabilities. The new tracks and signals are promising to increase speeds and reliability.

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4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Police taped off area around Rosehill & Hermitage

I just went for a run and saw that police had taped off the alley behind an apartment complex at Rosehill and Hermitage. There were cops all over the place and I was wondering if anyone knew what happened.

4 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Rosehill

Anyone know what is going on on Rosehill? Lots of police and crime tape.

  • There was a 46 year old male shot critically in his car at 11:35 this morning. Person went up to him and shot him in the stomach. Most likely the gang turf war that's been going on in Lincoln Square & Andersonville areas.

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