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Memorial Day 2018: 3 Ways You Can Join In Locally

Greetings My Neighbors,

Memorial Day 2018 is almost upon us and with it comes a hope that you will take some time to remember all of our servicemembers (women and men) who have given the ultimate measure of devotion to our nation. We also remember and provide comfort to their families for whom the pain of the loss of a loved one continues on.

Ready to join with each other to do just this? If so, here are 3 ways...

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Greetings My Neighbors,

Memorial Day 2018 is almost upon us and with it comes a hope that you will take some time to remember all of our servicemembers (women and men) who have given the ultimate measure of devotion to our nation. We also remember and provide comfort to their families for whom the pain of the loss of a loved one continues on.

Ready to join with each other to do just this? If so, here are 3 ways you can be part of Memorial Day 2018, right here in our community. If you have questions about any of these, please ask - jac.charlier@gmail.com. I'll be at all three and look forward to seeing you there.

1) Chicago Veterans Ruck March - Friday, May 25 from 9 AM
This 20 mile march (hike) from Glencoe to North Avenue Beach will raise awareness of the 20 veterans who commit suicide everyday. All can march. Adults. Kids. Strollers. Do some or all of the march. No ruck needed. Volunteers welcome. Full information is here: https://chicago.everyblock.com/neighbor-events/may25-chicago-veterans-ruck-march-2018-8596131/

2) North Park Village Flag and Remembrance Ceremony - Sunday, May 27 at 10:45 AM
The names of all servicemembers of families present (any branch, any era) who have passed away will be spoken out loud. They do not need to have died in combat. Full information is here: https://chicago.everyblock.com/neighbor-events/may27-memorial-day-service-north-park-village-8653219/

3) Community Memorial Day Parade and Remembrance - Sunday, May 27 at 1 PM
The Morton Grove American Legion Post #134 will hold its annual Memorial Day Parade from the Post (6140 W. Dempster) to the Morton Grove Library and back. Light refreshments and treats will be served. A Memorial Day service will also be held. Scout units - Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts equally - are invited to march in the parade. Full information is here: https://chicago.everyblock.com/neighbor-events/may27-your-community-memorial-day-parade-sunday-may-27-8653232/

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6/15: Belding School Annual International Fes...

6/15: Belding School Annual International Festival WHEN: Friday, June 15 from 3:00 - 6:30pm WHERE: Belding School (4257 N Tripp Ave) WHAT: Family friendly event features music and dance performances by professionals and students; guest artists include Mariachi Monumental, Dabka dance, Trinity Irish Dancers; other activities include cultural displays, crafts and art, games, bouncy houses; food and henna art available for purchase. COST: $10 admission; $3 admission for age 4 and under

    Alderman Margaret Laurino, 39th Ward
    6/15: Belding School Annual International Festival WHEN: Friday, June 15 from 3:00 - 6:30pm WHERE: Belding School (4257 N Tripp Ave) WHAT: Family friendly event features music and dance...
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Updated 9 hours ago

Full List: Taste of Chicago 2018 to feature 73 food vendors

5033 N. Elston Ave.

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4156 N. Kedzie Ave.

1217 W. Devon Ave.

2100 W. Belmont Ave.

1535 W. Madison St.

8734 S. Stony Island Ave.

613 N. McClurg Ct.

2034 W. Division St.

300 W 26th St.

816 W. Fullerton Ave.

2214 S. Wolcott Ave.

2373 S. Archer Ave.

939 W. 18th St.

2301 S. Lake Shore Drive

623 S. Wabash Ave.

2518 W. 63rd St.

9233 S. Western Ave.

1758 W. Grand Ave.

252 W. 26th St.

225 S. Canal St.

11 E. Illinois St.

210 E. Illinois St.

6701 W. Forest Preserve Dr.

238 W. 33rd St.

1014 W. Taylor St.

1059 W. Belmont Ave.

6232 N. Broadway

1247 S. Western Ave.

7100 S. South Shore Dr.

3313 N. Clark St.

307 W. Lake St.

75 E. Lake St.

2770 N. Milwaukee Ave.

1251 W. Fullerton Ave.

436 E. 79th St.

135 S. LaSalle St.

1140 W. Madison St.

1623 N. Milwaukee Ave.

738 N. Clark St.

5039 N. Broadway

1148 W. Monroe St.

131 N. Clinton St.

    Taste of Chicago 2018 to feature 73 food vendors
    The list of restaurants and food trucks that will be featured at the Taste of Chicago 2018 this summer was released on Wednesday. The free food festival will be held July 11-15 in Grant Park. More than 300 menu items will be available from 38 five-day vendors, 22 pop-up restaurants and 13 food trucks.
    http://abc7chicago.com

  • Citizen Pain Citizen Pain

    those wilding suburbanites again...

  • Sandy in EdgeGlen EdgeGlen since 1987

    I went to the first one in 1980, when I worked in the Loop--I don't recall how much it cost except it was much cheaper, you could try a bigger variety before you either filled up or ran out of tickets, and much of what was there was unique. Great...

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    I went to the first one in 1980, when I worked in the Loop--I don't recall how much it cost except it was much cheaper, you could try a bigger variety before you either filled up or ran out of tickets, and much of what was there was unique. Great lunchtime alternative to the ubiquitous Loop cookie-cutter Greek "coffee shop" luncheonettes. On the last day I remember I had a 25-cent ticket remaining, it was warm out, and one of the vendors didn't want to cart perishables back. So I got a flat of 12 containers of strawberry Yoplait (a brand and style new to Chicago, which had only Dannon at the time), put it in the office fridge, and drove it home after work. (But to this day I can't stand strawberry yogurt),

    Nowadays, I go only when my knees can take standing around for hours and there's a musical act I want to go see. You have to jockey for a table to put your food & drink down while you stand, nearly half the items are fast-food from well-known restaurants available across the area year-round; and there are those stupid tickets! You can't buy only as many as you want, because the booklets contain odd quantities that are too few or too many. I end up either forgoing something I'd really wanted, compromising and eating something I wasn't really craving, or having leftover scrip to languish in a drawer (not knowing if they'd be usable next year) or to give to strangers. Last time we went (to see the Chieftains), so few items appealed to us that we actually ended up at a real restaurant in Millennium Park with normal portions, tables & chairs, metal utensils, glasses and servers. And we spent no more than had we eaten the same quantity of food standing up, spilling stuff on our clothes and sweltering,

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Updated 11 hours ago

Is your park drinking fountain safe from lead? Search the data

Gompers monument, at Foster and Pulaski

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Southeast corner of park, near Lytle and Cabrini

Right field of north senior diamond, 54th and Artesian

At Damen and Nelson

At Sheridan and Eastlake

West of Lake Shore Drive, Montrose and Clarendon dog park

Corner of Dickens and Burling

Corner of Huron and Campbell

East of Lake Shore Drive at Jackson, middle path

In playground near Division and Kedzie

Near Hirsch and Lawler, on path

West of Lake Shore Drive, Fullerton and Cannon, west of lift station

On 87th at Chappel

East side of park, near Maplewood and Adams

Maplewood and 101st Place

Off path on 86th and Calumet

81st and Damen entrance

Southeast corner of park, near 9th and Plymouth

69th Place and Damen, entrance

South of playground, near Hudson and Chestnut

Corner of Noble and Chestnut

Corner of Marquette and Woodlawn

Southwest corner of park, at 56th and Maplewood

South Shore and 67th on beach wall

At Wrightwood and Kilbourn, on path

At Kilbourn and Cornelia

West of Lake Shore Drive, northeast corner of Wilson and Marine

West of Lake Shore Drive, Fullerton and Stockton, between Stockton and Lakeview

On Damen at 60th

On path from 64th and Racine entrance, northwest side of track

On central path, near 66th and Loomis entrance

On path from 89th at Chappel

North east area of park, at about 3015 W. Palmer

Northwest corner, at 57th and Kostner

Corner of Central and Berteau

At Central and Irving

South side of park, at Irving and Linder

Southeast corner of park, Irving and Long

At Fargo and Wolcott entrance

At entrance on 79th and Throop

Southwest corner of park, at Argyle and Lockwood

Corner of Lyndale and Oakley

At park entrance near 59th and Nordica

Between junior and senior diamonds, at about 50th and Lawler

Northeast corner of 56th and King fieldhouse

South of south diamond, on path from 98th and Bensley entrance

At northeast park entrance, near 133rd and Ellis

At Clark and Leland

Between south baseball diamonds, in field, at 78th and Ellis

On path near 65th and Loomis entrance

At 58th and Mulligan

Near park entrance at 85th and King

At Wrightwood and Kostner, on path

West of Lake Shore Drive, Foster and Marine at intersection

West of Lake Shore Drive, southeast corner of Lawrence and Marine

At Fullerton and Merrimac

East of Narragansett and Mulligan

    Is your park drinking fountain safe from lead? Search the data
    In an effort to keep its drinking water safe, the Chicago Park District has removed, shut off and scheduled to remove fountains throughout the system. Of the 1,238 fountains, more than half have been removed, are scheduled to be removed or are turned off.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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Updated 14 hours ago

Presidential Proclamation: Flags at Half-Staff for the Victims of the Tragedy in Santa Fe, Texas

Flags are requested to be placed at half-staff until sunset on Tuesday, May 22. Unable to lower your flag? Attaching a black ribbon to the top of a U.S. flag (see pic) is an acceptable alternative for flags that cannot be lowered to half-staff.

The full Presidential Proclamation is below. If you have questions or need more information, please reach out to jac.charlier@gmail.com.

Our Nation grieves with those affected by the shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas. May...

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Flags are requested to be placed at half-staff until sunset on Tuesday, May 22. Unable to lower your flag? Attaching a black ribbon to the top of a U.S. flag (see pic) is an acceptable alternative for flags that cannot be lowered to half-staff.

The full Presidential Proclamation is below. If you have questions or need more information, please reach out to jac.charlier@gmail.com.

Our Nation grieves with those affected by the shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas. May God heal the injured and may God comfort the wounded, and may God be with the victims and with the victims’ families. As a mark of solemn respect for the victims of the terrible act of violence perpetrated on May 18, 2018, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, May 22, 2018. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same length of time at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this eighteenth day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand eighteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-second.

DONALD J. TRUMP

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  • Beezil dear....I don't proclaim my knowledge....it's not necessary for anybody to do so.....over and out.

  • ...and for clarification, my "moniker" is related to my former role as a block club president for 2.5 years. So, "Statute Informed?" Yes, I know city statutes and many I have downloaded. That's a necessity when you're dealing with building owners, complaining residents, businesses, construction crews, 250 club members, etc. If one needs info, then it's good to be able to direct him/her to the source.

Hello, neighbor. This thread was closed due to violations of the EveryBlock community guidelines, which intend to keep discussions informative, friendly and respectful.

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Updated 16 hours ago

LaBagh Woods (Chicago) Call to Action

LaBagh Woods offers great recreational, aesthetic and ecological value to the people of Chicago, and serves as a habitat for migratory birds and diverse wildlife. The privately owned, wooded property at 4357 W Bryn Mawr is a seamless addition to the forest preserve and contributes to the quality of life and property values that the families of Sauganash and neighboring communities enjoy.

We were dismayed to learn that in spite of strong community opposition, the City Council voted to rezone...

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LaBagh Woods offers great recreational, aesthetic and ecological value to the people of Chicago, and serves as a habitat for migratory birds and diverse wildlife. The privately owned, wooded property at 4357 W Bryn Mawr is a seamless addition to the forest preserve and contributes to the quality of life and property values that the families of Sauganash and neighboring communities enjoy.

We were dismayed to learn that in spite of strong community opposition, the City Council voted to rezone this land from POS-1 (Regional or Community Park) to RS-1. This will allow developers to strip this land of its trees and wildlife in order to construct single family homes.

We believe that to divest the people of Chicago of even a single parcel of forested land should be as unthinkable as privatizing a stretch of the lakefront. The parcel in question, though privately owned, provides great value to the community and the region as undeveloped open space. We therefore ask that you sign this petition to express your concern and opposition to development at this location. We further ask that you reach out to your elected City and County officials to voice your opposition to the development, and urge them to work with the community and the owner of the parcel to reach an equitable compromise.

https://www.change.org/p/chicago-labagh-woods-chicago-call-to-action

    Sign the Petition
    Chicago : LaBagh Woods (Chicago) Call to Action
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  • J

    The headline is misleading, the property may look like a forest, but it is not. It is privately-owned. You have no argument.

  • Bob Kastigar 15 Years North Park, bike rider, retired

    The zoning change came about because it was threatened that the owner could sue the city if it wasn't re-zoned. The question that wasn't answered: what was the zoning when the property was purchased?

    Another issue is river flooding. The property is adjacent to the Chicago River and will increase the drainage into the river. A massive, and expensive, Albany Park Tunnel Project was built just because of this flooding.

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  • Books to Expand Vocabulary

    Mrs. Salgado is asking for $389.91:
    My students need books to complete author studies that tie to our literacy unit on animals and make real world connections.
    Alessandro Volta Elementary School Comment

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Updated 26 hours ago

Mother charged after 3 children found alone in filthy Albany Park home

...children at about 6 p.m. Saturday They were in an apartment building in the 5000-block of North Harding Avenue on the North Side. The mother, identified as 31-year-old Maria Cortez, was charged...

    Mother charged after 3 children found alone in filthy Albany Park home
    Live Broadcast WATCH NOW WATCH LIVE The mother of three young children found living alone in filthy conditions has been charged, Chicago police said Sunday morning. The children are 3, 5, and 7 years old. Police discovered the children after receiving a tip from a concerned citizen about the children at about 6 p.m.
    http://abc7chicago.com

  • herd herd

    Good to hear that someone had the care and courage to get involved and alert police about these kids.

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  • You mean a FOID?

    of course he didn't bob

    law abiders who don't break the law get Foid cards.

    criminals don't get foid cards, or CAN'T get them, and break the law anyway

    so what difference does it make?

  • beezil, I didn't bother to reply, I mean Bob should know that a law-abiding person would have an FOID card to purchase a handgun, but a law abiding person was not the shooter. As you indicated, criminals don't (and can't) get FOID cards. The question was known to be mute when posted and was just not really worth much of a reply, per se. That said, your points were well taken.

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TONIGHT (Monday, 5/21): Sauganash Park Framew...

TONIGHT (Monday, 5/21): Sauganash Park Framework Plan Community Workshop Take care in a meeting about long-term planning for Sauganash Park tonight (Monday, May 21) from 6:30 - 8pm. This meeting will take place at Sauganash Park Field House (5861 N. Kostner.) Light refreshments will be served. Please call the park in advance to reserve a spot for baby sitting services for children 3 - 11yrs (773 685 6122). Co-sponsored by Alderman Laurino and the Sauganash Park Advisory Council.

    Alderman Margaret Laurino, 39th Ward
    TONIGHT (Monday, 5/21): Sauganash Park Framework Plan Community Workshop Take care in a meeting about long-term planning for Sauganash Park tonight (Monday, May 21) from 6:30 - 8pm. This meeting...
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5/29: Peterson/Pulaski TIF SBIF Application R...

5/29: Peterson/Pulaski TIF SBIF Application Rollout Workshop Small Business Improvement Fund (SBIF) grants are available to commercial and industrial businesses and intended to help small business owners renovate, expand, or start-up businesses along commercial and industrial corridors in Chicago. The thirty-day application period starts on May 29. Small business owners and property owners that lease to businesses in the Peterson Pulaski SBIF district can receive reimbursement grants of up to $150k for industrial projects to over the cost of eligible remodeling work. Learn more at a workshop on Tuesday, May 29, at 8:30am, at LabelMaster (5724 N. Pulaski Road.) Find out more, including the Peterson/Pulaski TIF map and eligibility information on our website.

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Mother of 3 in Custody After Police Find Children Alone in Moldy Home

The children, ages 3, 5 and 7 years old were discovered alone, without adult supervision inside an apartment building in the 5000 block of North Harding Avenue on the North Side after police said they received a tip from concerned citizens.

    Mother of 3 in Custody After Police Find Children Alone in Moldy Home
    A mother was taken into custody Sunday morning after authorities found three children living alone in deplorable conditions. The children, ages 3, 5 and 7 years old were discovered alone, without adult supervision inside an apartment building in the 5000 block of North Harding Avenue on the North Side after police said they received a tip from concerned citizens.
    https://www.nbcchicago.com

2 days ago

Mother in custody after 3 children found alone in filthy Albany Park home

...children at about 6 p.m. Saturday They were in an apartment building in the 5000-block of North Harding Avenue on the North Side.The children were transported to Swedish Hospital where they were evaluated...

    Mother in custody after 3 children found alone in filthy Albany Park home
    Live Broadcast WATCH NOW WATCH LIVE The mother of three young children found living alone in filthy conditions is in custody Sunday morning. The children are 3, 5, and 7 years old. Police discovered the children after receiving a tip from a concerned citizen about the children at about 6 p.m.
    http://abc7chicago.com

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3 children found alone in filthy Chicago home

...the children at about 6 p.m. They were in an apartment building in the 5000-block of North Harding Avenue on the North Side.The children were transported to Swedish Hospital where they were evaluated...

    3 children found alone in filthy Chicago home
    Three children -- ages 3, 5 and 7 - were found alone Saturday evening in a home with mold and other filthy conditions in Chicago's Albany Park neighborhood, police said. Police discovered the children after receiving a tip from a concerned citizen about the children at about 6 p.m.
    http://abc7chicago.com

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5/21: Sauganash Park Framework Plan Community...

5/21: Sauganash Park Framework Plan Community Workshop Take part in long-term planning for the future of Sauganash Park on Monday, May 21, 6:30 - 8pm. This meeting will take place at Sauganash Park Field House (5861 N. Kostner.) Light refreshments will be served. Please call the park in advance to reserve a spot for baby sitting services for children 3 - 11yrs (773 685 6122). Co-sponsored by Alderman Laurino and the Sauganash Park Advisory Council.

    Alderman Margaret Laurino, 39th Ward
    5/21: Sauganash Park Framework Plan Community Workshop Take part in long-term planning for the future of Sauganash Park on Monday, May 21, 6:30 - 8pm. This meeting will take place at Sauganash Park...
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