2 days ago

Updated 10 hours ago

suspicious landscapers

Anybody seeing "landscapers" knocking on doors during the day? They knock on doors, don't leave pamphlets, then leave. They seem like they are just casing houses. We've gotten them a few days in a row.

  • Also watch others, such as any one knocking on a neighbors door, making deliveries,cable installers, delivering flyers, etc.

  • as IC You said, get the info and call the cops that you see suspicious people around. call on anything you see and these outsiders will think twice about hanging around in the neighborhood.

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3 days ago

Updated 41 hours ago

Alderman Election

I've had one person stop by asking for a signature to get on the ballot for Alderman. It's a tough decision to sign or not. We, myself included, need to do research before signing. Our neighborhood deserves someone honest and reputable, and someone we know before signing just to get them on the ballot.

  • robin in WRP Tired and Cranky

    Exactly CWCE, I don't want to sign a petition for someone who turns out to be incompetent, or not sign a petition for someone who may be the best (but unknown) candidate. That said, chances are that someone no one has heard of has had no involvement in the neighborhood, and probably isn't the best candidate.

  • You can ask questions about what the candidate's platform is before signing. Those asking for signatures should know that answer. Or maybe you'll get lucky and it will be the candidate going door to door. Or ask where the campaign headquarters is and go there to sign and ask your questions directly to the candidate.

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Updated 3 days ago

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  • CWCEdisonPark Olympia Park

    It's so strange to me that 'they' claim we're not in the path - a plane just went over my house, very low, and the contents in cabinets were shaking. Really? I'll have to go to the website Annie02.

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Olympia Park tress cutdown??

Does anyone know why all of those beautiful big old trees at Olympia Park were cut down?? There are now a ton of "stumps" there where these giant old trees have been standing since my childhood. I called the park and was told something about "disease" but I am incredulous. Also, one of the "stumps" now has some kind of painted mural applied to it. This is WAY ugly and now the park is starting to look more like an "inner city" park instead of the nice green haven it always has been. Anybody know what really happened and why these trees were removed??

  • PRW EP since 1990

    A park district official with the city contacted me in response. He did not claim to be an expert (certified arborists) per say, even asking my opinion on trees to replant commenting that I seemed to have some knowledge on. He was respectful and willing to discuss.
    They are aware...

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    A park district official with the city contacted me in response. He did not claim to be an expert (certified arborists) per say, even asking my opinion on trees to replant commenting that I seemed to have some knowledge on. He was respectful and willing to discuss.
    They are aware of the hazards remaining. I expressed how some trees taken down were not in immediate need as others which still remain continuing the spread of disease and have weakened limbs which have fallen and will continue to.
    I agree some absolutely had to come down. The fact remains it was poor planning and a haphazard process.
    Multiple diseased and near death trees still remain, including a Cottonwood who's 7’+ branches have fallen next to the play lot sandbox twice (speaking of children being hit) in the last three years; so large one limb remained for over a week blocking walking paths in all directions until removed.
    Many remaining trees could benefit from old limbs being pruned back, strengthening them and preventing disease and their take down as well. We dont just have Ash trees in the park in need of care. But the park district doesn’t seem to allow for proper maintenance.
    I later contacted the same official I spoke to and thanked him for the planting of so many new trees. It’s the least they could have done to ensure the future health of the park for the community.
    If they know people care, there stands a chance they may consider only removing trees that must immediately go without still leaving a handful of dead/diseased trees behind and remove any weak or dying limbs on remaining trees to keep them strong. Larger trees will remain for good health of the people and the community who use the park.

    Thank you for your consideration

  • MrNWside MrNWside

    PRW, I really appreciate your sharing this and also your conscientious efforts and participation in this. And I am encouraged that a Park District official responded to these posts. That, I appreciate as well.

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Apr 10 2012

Updated 5 days ago

internet Service Providers OTHER than AT&T??

Our internet AT&T service is horrible, cutting out once every 5 minutes or so. I was even warned this by the AT&T installer, that Edison Park was a "spotty zone" (but dumb me went ahead with it anyway). I know from some neighbors that this seems to be a common issue with AT&T around Edison Park (at least in some parts)--is anyone using another service provider they can recommend? I keep getting marketing mail from Clear, but I've also heard that their service is spotty, depending on your location. Any suggestions?

  • CWCEdisonPark Olympia Park

    I just switched from Direct TV to Comcast. Bundled cable, phone and internet. So far happy, and less expensive than ATT for phone/internet, and Direct TV for cable.

  • howiehandles NW sider

    Neighbors have Clear, and they love it. However, I don't know if they use abuse it as much as I do, doubt it. As a former manager of SBC/AT&T, your mileage may vary. But I'd stay away from them. My mother is in Norwood Park (by Res), and her DSL...

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    Neighbors have Clear, and they love it. However, I don't know if they use abuse it as much as I do, doubt it. As a former manager of SBC/AT&T, your mileage may vary. But I'd stay away from them. My mother is in Norwood Park (by Res), and her DSL is spotty at best. Older areas are not going to receive new plant (cables), as its too expensive to do so. Newer areas are usually going to have better quality service. And while there are some good techs out there, I have some stories of some of the shortcuts I've seen some of the techs do.

  • I've been in Norwood Park for a few months now but have had spotty Comcast. About 5-6 outages lasting from 20min to a couple hours.

    Anyone else have good luck with Clear?

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6 days ago

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Car crash and suspects on foot Monday evening 8/25

I just got a text saying there was a police chase and the suspects car crashed around NW Hwy and Overhill. Suspects ran North on Overhill. All I know right now. Lock your doors, alert your neighbors. I believe this to be true, but is coming to me in pieces.

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Aug 22

Olympia Park

Hi, Just wanted to say that whoever came up with the idea of those containers for doggy bags is a genius!!!!! Now, if we can only remind the dogs owners to pick up after their pooches!!!!!!!

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Aug 05

Updated Aug 20

Among all of the issues we voice here, what is your #1 concern?

Mine is the increased amount of crime/break-ins.

  • Having a grocery store at Devon/Milwaukee is a convenience I miss. I support local business like Happy Foods but they can't compete with the breadth of offerings at a Jewel, etc.
    Shop and Save...your public awaits you!!!

  • Thread was listed under Edison Park. Devon / Milwaukee is Norwood so I believe losing the Dominick's was probably a hit over there for convenience. As far as Edison Park goes I believe it's a very convenient location and Ebinger is an awesome elementary school. Plus it's nice to have 4 parks within walking distance to my crib

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Aug 15

Updated Aug 19

child care

My wife and I are looking for a person who runs a child care program out of their house. We are looking for service starting after the 1st of the year as our daughter will be 10 months. This would be Monday-Friday with holidays off.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

  • Patti o Neighborhood watch

    Hi everyone! My name is Patti. I am available for your babysitting needs beginning in September in my home. Times available are 6am-4pm M-F. I currently babysit for a family in the neighborhood. I have experience with 6wk olds - 10 year olds, and am an active member of the community. I worked in preschool for 7 years and Aide religious Ed. @ St Thecla Parish. Please call 7736967227 Thank you!

  • I know Patti, she left out she's a great mom of 4 awesome kids!!

Aug 19

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Aug 14

Updated Aug 19

Avondale and Devon: NEED a stop light. Legal liability and hazard

Hello,
The area by the Alderwoman's Restaurant....Devon and Avondale in Edison Park is a real hazard for pedestrians as well as automobiles. We need a stop light there. It is a legal liability and an accident waiting to happen. Too many cars trying to criss cross and as a pedestrian it is quite a danger to cross the street there. I am not talking about this being a danger because of that construction on the corner. I am talking about ALL THE TIME. Please take care of this alderwoman if you read this. Thank you.

  • I recommend crossing at Olcott if you don't want to dodge the texters not paying attention

  • Erin23...O'Connnor's business is EXACTLY where it was suggested that there be an increased level of traffic control more conducive to foot and auto traffic...so yes this is about her and her business and a conflict of interest.

Aug 18

Aug 17

Updated Aug 18

Thanks CPD, and whoever else provided security at Olympia Park

What a difference compared to prior EP Fest weekends. Thank you SO MUCH for being there and controlling the activity in Olympia Park and protecting the area. :)

  • There was violence at Olympia park last night. There was a neighborhood kid sucker punched and sent to the ER.

  • CWCEdisonPark Olympia Park

    OMG - what time was that at? I hope the kid is OK. I thought they had it under control. It was better than previous years, but one person injured is one too many.

  • Yes, It was very noticeable on the heightened security at Olympia Park. Thank you EP Chamber of Commerce and CPD. The kids were cleared from the park every night by 10:30. Sunday night the police didn't even allow the kids to hang out there. Only damage heard about at Olympia park was the graffati on the building and trash/broken bottles etc. at the park. .

Aug 17

Olympia Park...

Noticed several police squads with lights flashing....anyone knows anything about it?? Anything to do with Edison Fest?

Aug 17

Tile installer recommendation...

Hi, I need some tile installed/repaired in my house. Does anyone know of a good tile installer that they would recommend.

Thanks

Aug 16

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Aug 01

Updated Aug 15

Answer from Alderman Mary O'Connor

An ordinance was passed by the City Council yesterday which further restricts the power of the City Council's Inspector General to investigate alleged wrong doing on the part of alderman. In this day and age with the City Council's history of sordid corruption, if anything the Inspector General's powers need to be expanded not diminished. For reasons unknown, our own 41st Ward Alderman Mary O'Connor voted for this ordinance. As our public representative I think Alderman O'Connor needs to explain to the people who elected her as to why she voted for this ordinance which will only serve to protect alderman accused of wrong doing.

http://trib.in/1s9RkVc

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Aug 12

EP Fest Neighborhood Watch - Correcting my typo!!

Sorry for the typo on my last post. Let's watch out for each others properties this weekend!

Aug 12

Updated Aug 12

EN Fest Neighborhood Watch

Let's all watch out for each others properties this weekend, outside of the fest area.

Aug 12

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Aug 03

Updated Aug 11

Airplane noise

Is it naive to think that continuing to enter complaints into the 311 system specific to the airplane noise will make any difference? There are stretches of time that we get planes directly overhead every 90 seconds for an hour to an hour and a half straight.

  • This website (http://www.fairchicago.org) may be informative.

  • The Mom long shadow

    Shoot them down!

    With?

    With your VOTE?
    TAKE A TRAIN RIDE TO Butch O'Hare field (Orchard park field).

    WRITE DOWN ON A CHEAP spiral notebook ALL the advertisers; be prepared for the TSA DHS "Questions" (bring friend[s]) now you have a mailing list you can share?

    Do they want your AND your friends boycott?

    Or do they want your money after "THEY" fight for your peace and quiet; or at least sound proofed/reduced sleep?

    It worked at Midway!
    (Until the bought all the houses of people who complained?)

Aug 11

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Jul 29

Updated Aug 06

Kittens

Looking for good home for three kittens

  • lkolton master of the house, keeper of the zoo.

    awww, I hope you find someone.

Aug 06

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Aug 05

Thank you

Thank you to a couple of very nice neighbors who recommended this site to me a couple of days ago. And those plastic bag holders were an awesome idea by the city for picking up the dog doo doo;) The ones @ Olympia Park When I get the chance I have a bunch of plastic bags to add to them. It was a great idea for helping to keep the park cleaner. Thank you. Good idea!!

Sincerely, Park dist. mom (the one that walks all the time.)

Jul 28

Updated Aug 05

Overhill to become one-way southbound

Overhill ave will become one-way southbound from N/W Hwy to Owen in the near future to reduce traffic on Overhill.
If you'd ask me, it should be one-way from N/W Hwy to Touhy. Why is Edison Park free of one-way streets anyway? Cars constantly getting mirrors broken off because of two cars squeezing though.
Please don't say people are going to go faster if it was. Cars speed down here constantly at 40mph plus. And by the way, Get off the cell phone while driving!!!

  • CWCEdisonPark Olympia Park

    Lunker/Natmart - So agree. Last night, during a youth baseball game, there was a minivan parked and blocking the sidewalk - for 2 hours. It's sad that I've given up on calling the cops. I actually don't blame the cops. From what I understand they are being dispersed to other areas that have more crime. Interesting, we've had more break-ins around Olympia park in the past year than we've had in the 10 plus years that I've lived here.

  • How many times walking and driving through EP do you see the police? Now go to other areas of the city and tell me how many you see. They go where they are assigned and everyone says we have no crime. When was the last time you saw or heard...

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    How many times walking and driving through EP do you see the police? Now go to other areas of the city and tell me how many you see. They go where they are assigned and everyone says we have no crime. When was the last time you saw or heard our alderwoman in the media demanding that we get the city services that we pay for in our taxes. Yes we have had a few playlots redone, but our parks still pale in comparison to others in the city. I want to feel safe sending my kids to the parks or letting them ride their bikes. Crime is higher in EP than it was in the past...and what is the one main factor that has changed....?????

May 29

Updated Aug 05

The decline of Edison/Norwood Park

My Neighbor went into the 41st Ward office last week to complain about the excessive airplane noise in the 41st ward. Mr. Hernandez the alderman's secretary basically told him to get lost ( in a nice way ). Now after 40 years in the neighborhood he and his wife are moving. With the new run way going in service next year and the noise getting worse, Are property values about to take a big hit? Even if you don't mind...

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My Neighbor went into the 41st Ward office last week to complain about the excessive airplane noise in the 41st ward. Mr. Hernandez the alderman's secretary basically told him to get lost ( in a nice way ). Now after 40 years in the neighborhood he and his wife are moving. With the new run way going in service next year and the noise getting worse, Are property values about to take a big hit? Even if you don't mind the noise a perspective buyer might feel different. The neighborhood is made up of City workers, that have no choice but to live here. What happens when good people like my neighbor start leaving ?
Starting to see a lot of moving vans and for sale signs in Park ridge. Is this the start of the decline of Edison / Norwood Park ?

  • Sure is quiet when they are not running.

  • CWCEdisonPark Olympia Park

    I've been here for 10 years and it has increased, substantially, just this year. On Sundays, starting at 1pm, there is a plane every 2 minutes for 1.5 hours. Right now, it's about the same. It did not used to be this way. Maybe it doesn't bother some, but it bothers me. I hope the Alderman views these posts.. but guessing not.

Aug 05

Limited release gold coins on sale in Rosemont

...Washington."The man who struck the coin, Ephraim Brasher, lived next to George Washington at 1 Cherry Street. George Washington's address was 3 Cherry Street. The coin is worth arguably $8-12...

...Brasher, lived next to George Washington at 1 Cherry Street. George Washington's address was 3 Cherry Street. The coin is worth arguably $8-12 million dollars. (Is it for sale?) No," said...

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