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Wine and Dinner Service for a Group of 10

Wife entertaining coworkers in a few weeks. Any recommendations north of Irving and West of 94 in regards to a wine bar style restaurant? 10-12 people expected and not too loud as to allow for conversation?

  • BoilerGuy1 Boiler Guy and Neighborhood FF

    Yeah... just seeing if our first thoughts were good since we usually go for dinner for 2 and not a large group. Thanks!

  • Cafe touché French in Edison park

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Updated Oct 14

Mail delivery issues

Is anyone having issues with their mail delivery? I am getting pieces of other peoples mail delivered along with mine, and now I know that my mail is not being delivered properly as I received a past due notice from ComEd for a bill I never received. I always take the wrongly delivered mail to the correct house if close by, or to the mailbox for proper delivery. I have complained to the post office and would encourage others to do the same if they are having issues as their errors are going to cost the community in late fees and declining credit scores.

  • CWCEdisonPark Olympia Park

    Mail delivery by me has been great. Olympia Park area.

  • Over the past 2 years mail delivery has been VERY spotty, mostly when there are fill-ins. It is always worse over the summer! Some of the USPS postal workers that deliver the mail do not even come in proper uniform. I have called the main USPS number regarding no mail...

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    Over the past 2 years mail delivery has been VERY spotty, mostly when there are fill-ins. It is always worse over the summer! Some of the USPS postal workers that deliver the mail do not even come in proper uniform. I have called the main USPS number regarding no mail delivery or other peoples mail being delivered to my address and they document the complaint and are quite helpful.
    However, if I call the local post office (for me is 6300 N Northwest Hwy.), the man I spoke with numerous times claims the mail is never delivered past 6pm because all of his employees are checked in by then. I know for a fact that is not true since I don't have mail by 6pm, but it magically shows up by 8pm. Very frustrating!!

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Oct 13

How to file a complaint about mail delivery.

Hi, I have posted in the past on Everyblock my issues with mail delivery, and others have voiced issues as well. Once again mail was not delivered this past Saturday (October 11) to my house or the neighbors. If you are having issues with no delivery, missing bills, friends getting their mail destined to you as undeliverable please take a few minutes to make an official complaint with the U.S. Postal Service.

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Hi, I have posted in the past on Everyblock my issues with mail delivery, and others have voiced issues as well. Once again mail was not delivered this past Saturday (October 11) to my house or the neighbors. If you are having issues with no delivery, missing bills, friends getting their mail destined to you as undeliverable please take a few minutes to make an official complaint with the U.S. Postal Service.

I know that many people have posted that the Norwood Park post office is not the best when it comes to resolution of issues and customer service, and I agree that their attitude is not the best. I have been successful in submitting complaints direct to the U.S. Postal service via their 800 number and their website and have received calls back and feel this is a better way of airing issues as they are documented and the carrier even stopped by to personally talk about the issues I reported to the postal service.

To issue a complaint (for any valid reason you have), you can call them at 1-800-275-8777 (Monday - Friday 8 AM - 8:30 PM ET, Saturday 8 AM - 6 PM ET).
You can also submit your complaint by clicking ‘e-mail us’ on the website

https://www.usps.com/customer-service/customer-service.htm

I have not had luck filling out all the fields on the website with iphone or ipad and suggest you use a desktop if submitting an issue via the website.

I have nothing against the postal service or my carrier, I just want my mail properly delivered and not have to worry about not receiving mail. I hope that others will take the time to document any issues they have with the Postal Service so our local delivery can be up to the standards that we expect from the U.S. Postal service. Please also inform any neighbors that are not on Everyblock and may be having issues.

Thanks

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Aug 01

Updated Oct 10

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.

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  • CWCEdisonPark Olympia Park

    I've had conversations with Jason. He only says what they ARE doing, but does not address the reason for my call. I told him I've given up, regarding the airplane noise, but that they should look at this site for concerns about those who are voting. The next time I emailed about the noise I asked for a phone number. He replied with an 800 #. It's apparent to me that they are not concerned.

  • cbuzz lifelong resident

    they will never be concerned. Anthony Napolitano for 41st ward alderman

Aug 28

Updated Oct 10

  • I am directly under a flight path. They are so low and loud these days that we can't even open our windows. I am on Rosedale so you can only imagine my pain. MOC supported this (and is now trying to back pedal due to the criticism that's been received)...

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    I am directly under a flight path. They are so low and loud these days that we can't even open our windows. I am on Rosedale so you can only imagine my pain. MOC supported this (and is now trying to back pedal due to the criticism that's been received) and she still supports the 2015 runway coming. The FAA lied to residents (that has been proven) in regard to paths, noise, pollution and amount of planes. They also held meetings in communities that were either not going to be affected or in those areas where the noise would decrease. That's how they got their approval and now they wont do anything about it and will not install new noise monitors or start any new pollution studies.

  • And I appealed my property taxes and it was approved.

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Sep 10

Updated Oct 10

O'Connor claims Victory?

Alderman O'Connor is bragging she was key in American Airlines eliminating the noisy MD-80 aircraft. I have news for for you, American started reducing the fleet of MD-80's in 2012. In 2013 they got rid of 39 in favor of 737-800's. Nice try.

  • Question: Do we REALLY need 50 aldercreatures? Really? They are here to represent our neighborhood, but yet only a few actually get off their dead....and ring a doorbell or two to hear...I'm sorry, listen to what we have to say. To listen to our concerns, however, I have lived in...

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    Question: Do we REALLY need 50 aldercreatures? Really? They are here to represent our neighborhood, but yet only a few actually get off their dead....and ring a doorbell or two to hear...I'm sorry, listen to what we have to say. To listen to our concerns, however, I have lived in Norwood Park for over 15 years and I NEVER....yes, never had my aldercreature ring my doorbell. Mary said Harlem was going to be paved to perfection. HA! The truck and cars still use it as a highway. Some speeding by at 60mph! The trucks bounce around because the sewers caps are not even with the new pavement. Our alley has pot holes in it and flood every time....yes, every time it rains. I have an example of how the city works....had a sewer in front of the house that kept flooding the street. I reported every time it did..FOR THREE YEARS! Then they Streets and San) came out and said everything was fine. No blockage. Then it literally rained the next day only to flood again! Another twelve months of calling and again S&S came out. This time I had the guy go into the sewer to find that it was blocked. Now...so far it hasn't flooded the street. My point is no one in the city that works listens to us taxpayers! NO ONE....and the airport noise??....HA! heard the FAA said they were not going to do another study because the first and only one was sufficient....and Rahm said he wasn't gonna change anything anyhow....so again...WHO IS ON OUR SIDE??.....let me take a guess.....

  • She's just trying to save face in regard to this whole plane fiasco. She supported it from the beginning and now is trying to back pedal on the whole thing while STILL supporting the new runway coming in 2015. If you haven't seen the proposals for the new runway I ask that you take a look. This neighborhood will be unbearable (even moreso than it is now). Nobody in any city office cares, though. What was once a nice neighborhood is becoming a place with an unhealthy quality of life.

Oct 02

Updated Oct 10

Alderman O'Connor

Let's not let this discussion turn into a debate about comparing our 41st Ward alderman to her predecessor. That's not what this is about, and he's history anyway. What this is about is the lackluster, unresponsive, "in over her head" performance of our current alderman and why she needs to be replaced by someone who is responsible to the residents of the 41st ward and not beholden to
the puppet master in City Hall.

Oct 09

Burglary

burglary 7200 W. Coyle Avenue on Sept. 30
Case # HX450084
from the chicago police dept.org website clear map

Oct 09

Lost Finch Anyone?

Seen near 6678 North Northwest Highway

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Oct 06

Children's Puzzles

Anyone have any jigsaw puzzles they're not using any more? I'm looking for ones in good/decent condition for children, say 30-100 pieces.

Thanks!

Oct 06

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Sep 15

Updated Oct 06

found iPad

Found iPad on Harlem Ave near North Shore Ave. on Monday morning. It is password protected, so cannot open anything up to try and identify the owner. If you lost one and you can identify it, please reply here.

  • cabmamma Norwood Parker, NPHS, IC

    After 3 weeks, I figured nobody was going to claim the iPad and I was in the process of wiping it clean to use it myself. After connecting it to iTunes to restore to factory settings, the phone number of the owner was displayed!
    The iPad will be reunited with its owner today.

  • Happy you found the owner

Oct 04

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Oct 03

Tree carvings in Olympia Park

They did the one tree and it's very nice. Will they be doing the others and if so when?

Sep 15

Updated Oct 03

Chicago

Anyone recommend a reliable cab service from Edision/Norwood park to O'Hare. Most cabbies don't like this short route.

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

    I've used Uber 4 times for 15-20 min rides, costing approx. $11. They don't accept tips either as the price is built in. They were very nice and helpful when I needed quick transportation due to breaking my foot and couldn't drive.

    https://www.uber.com/

  • I second uber. I travel for work on a very regular basis and take uber from Harlem and Devon to Ohare. I used to get stood up by cab companies on the regular because they hate short trips.

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Sep 25

Updated Sep 26

Wards

This may sound like a dumb question, but how do you know what ward you are in? I just moved a few months ago and can't find my voters card. Also I looked at maps and I can't find my streets!! I live near Harlem and Bryn Mawr. Thanks!

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Sep 23

Hit and Run Downtown EP

Hoping someone saw or heard something involving a hit and run on a parked car Tuesday September 23 during the day? Car was parked on 6400 block N Olympia between Olmsted and NW Highway.

When I came out to car around 530 pm someone had crushed the back bumper and lights of car and didn't leave a note or contact info. They had to be going extremely fast out of the alley or off Olmsted which is scary given all the pedestrian traffic

If you saw or heard anything I would appreciate hearing from you.

Thanks

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Sep 19

Edgebrook seeking artists and storefronts for October Art Month

Chicago Artists Month (CAM) is a month-long festival that showcases the creativity in every Chicago neighborhood during the month of October.

During the month of October, artists will be displaying artwork in Edgebrook restaurants and storefronts for the community to view. Any interested artists or business owners, please email art@localgoodschicago.com for more information.

Edgebrook will also be kicking off Chicago Artists Month with the following activities:

- Thursday, October 2nd, 5:30pm: Artisan Launch Party at Local Goods Chicago: https://www.facebook.com/events/336962449808302/?ref=3&ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

- Saturday, October 4th, 7:30pm: Art of Comedy at North Branch Arts: http://www.northbrancharts.com/the-art-of-comedy-2014.html

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Sep 13

Updated Sep 17

Edison Park Elementary 5K

I thought that the neighborhood had to be petitioned to be able to have events that closes down our streets and inconveniencing the people who live in the direct areas they are holding this event. If we have to have a majority petition of neighbors to have a block party, the school should have to do the same with ALL homes and streets involved. I'm fed up with the Edison Park Elementary students, faculty, and parents and the Res High...

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I thought that the neighborhood had to be petitioned to be able to have events that closes down our streets and inconveniencing the people who live in the direct areas they are holding this event. If we have to have a majority petition of neighbors to have a block party, the school should have to do the same with ALL homes and streets involved. I'm fed up with the Edison Park Elementary students, faculty, and parents and the Res High School students using my yard as if they owned it and no respect for the ACCUAL owners. And when they are asked to use the sidewalk, all I get is foul mouthed adults and students with rude comments and their trash all over my yard.

  • Got it! You're right, it is. Thank you for providing us with this information.

  • This thread is a discussion about the 5k. Please start a new one to argue arbitrary neighborhood boundaries. Thanks

Sep 16

Updated Sep 17

The "gulley" fenced in?

Does anybody know the whole story behind the now fenced-in area of the vacant lot at the end of the 7700 block of Clarence Ave. where it adjoins the 6200 block of N.Ozanam Ave? This is the block that I grew up on. We always called this vacant lot "The Gulley". Don't know who originally came up with that moniker, but all the neighbors have called it that through the years. Anyway, there were once some really nice big old...

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Does anybody know the whole story behind the now fenced-in area of the vacant lot at the end of the 7700 block of Clarence Ave. where it adjoins the 6200 block of N.Ozanam Ave? This is the block that I grew up on. We always called this vacant lot "The Gulley". Don't know who originally came up with that moniker, but all the neighbors have called it that through the years. Anyway, there were once some really nice big old trees on that lot, and a sandbox where we used to play as kids (great) and we even froze the area over during the winder to play ice hockey on it! (There was a fireman who lived around there that set us up with a fire hose to tap the hydrant right there.) Those were the days! And i know those days are long gone. Anyway-- fast forward to today. The area has now very recently been FENCED IN. It's super-ugly now. I know this lot is actually owned by the people in the house up on the hill off of Canfield, so it's really (technically) just their big "back yard" but it's got to be the most unusual city lot in all creation. We got lucky all though the decades because the same woman owned that property all that time and did nothing with it. And, that empty lot really MADE that block because it was a very nice quiet enclave. Ideally (in my mind, anyway), the city would buy that lot back and turn it into a park. But now, instead, the people who now own that property cut all the trees down, turned over all the dirt with dump trucks, made a mud pit out of it and now fenced it in! As a result, the poor people on Clarence Ave across from this lot now have 1/2 width of a street that you can't even turn around on with your car. This has got to hurt property values. Does anybody know anything about the people who now own this house on the hill plus the lot and/or know anything about this situation at all?
Just curious as I mourn the death of "The Gulley"...

  • It was for sale maybe 4 years ago. Someone obviously bought it. Strange lot to do much with due to lack of alley access. I'll have to drive back over there to see what is going on.

Sep 16

Sip & Shop into Fall

I'd like to invite you all to a Sip & Shop event at WineStyles in Park Ridge. Event will take place Thursday, October 2, 6:30 - 8pm at 105 S. Northwest Hwy, Park Ridge. There is plenty of parking in the lot behind WineStyles too!

I have partnered with Emily, owner of WineStyles, for a Sip & Shop event. She will have select wines available for tasting. Tastings are $5 per person.

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I'd like to invite you all to a Sip & Shop event at WineStyles in Park Ridge. Event will take place Thursday, October 2, 6:30 - 8pm at 105 S. Northwest Hwy, Park Ridge. There is plenty of parking in the lot behind WineStyles too!

I have partnered with Emily, owner of WineStyles, for a Sip & Shop event. She will have select wines available for tasting. Tastings are $5 per person.

I'll also have Chloe + Isabel jewelry displayed for you to try on and purchase. Please come by even if you do not plan on buying any jewelry. I'll have some raffles, including a coupon code for $25 off a purchase of $75 or more and someone will win the Mystery Hostess perks!

Check out my online boutique here: http://www.chloeandisabel.com/boutique/amandadime/b8b49c

Learn more about WineStyles Park Ridge: http://www.winestylesparkridge.com/

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