4 days ago

Updated 14 hours ago

Unity in Community Supporting the 2018 Chicago Women's March- Northwest Neighbors Looking to Go?

Greetings My Neighbors!

Following an outstanding 2nd Annual MLK Day Dinner Northwest this last Monday, double the size of our Inaugural 2017 Dinner and with a whole bunch of new Northwest neighbors joining us, Unity in Community now turns its attention to our first supported activity of 2018: The Chicago Women's March to be held on Saturday, January 20. Kick-off is at 11 AM but with the crowds expected you've got to get down there much earlier. Men of all...

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Greetings My Neighbors!

Following an outstanding 2nd Annual MLK Day Dinner Northwest this last Monday, double the size of our Inaugural 2017 Dinner and with a whole bunch of new Northwest neighbors joining us, Unity in Community now turns its attention to our first supported activity of 2018: The Chicago Women's March to be held on Saturday, January 20. Kick-off is at 11 AM but with the crowds expected you've got to get down there much earlier. Men of all ages are entirely welcome to attend.

Unity in Community leader Nancy Kerstein will be carrying our Unity in Community Northwest Area - city and surburbs - banner during the march. Community members interested in going should let us know either via this post or email us at Jac.Charlier@gmail.com. We'll connect up as a Northwest grouping (if you are not attending with another group already). More info is here: http://womens121marchonchicago.org/

Unity in Community is a citizen-led initiative creating an open civic space in our Northwest Area for civil conversation and shared action about race, gender, and diversity. Want more info? Contact Jac Charlier at jac.charlier@gmail.com. We are on Facebook too.

  • I used to come to EveryBlock for useful information from my neighborhood, like this post about community support and involvement from Jac. But it has recently turned into Facebook 2.0 with Russian trolls in #MAGA hats spewing hate on everything. Done following this post. Sorry if my comments also turned others off since the post started off with a well-meaning call to action.

  • Phill Lucille, give me strength.

    Why are comments being deleted?
    robin in WRP writes "What about Tax paying citizens, brought here as small children, being forcibly removed from the country the call home and sent to a country where they have no ties?"
    She made a mistake there. Those aren't citizens, their legal status is "Illegal Alien".
    Not "off topic". Thanks.

5 days ago

Updated 39 hours ago

Reminder to make sure garage doors are locked

This morning when I took the dog out around 515 I noticed footprints in the snow of someone trying to get into many garages on my alleyway. (Nagle & Peterson) It seemed that it was randomly selected going from the main garage door to the side.
To keep the main door really locked, place a screwdriver or a piece of wood thru the side slots to keep the door down at all times. As for the side door, make sure that the locks are tightly screwed on, even if possible add another lock, or even a motion detector light.

40 hours ago

Gently Used Children’s Book Drive

Thanks to the Third Grade teachers, Mrs Tun and Mrs. Schwartz and Principal Unger, the Edgebrook School Third Grade Class is hosting a book drive for Bernie’s Book Bank. Collected books will be redistributed to kids who need them! Gather up your gently used kids books and have your favorite Edgebrook School student bring them to school in the upcoming week!

3 days ago

Open House Pre-k to 8th Grade - January 28

Do you have school aged kids? Please join Pope Francis Global Academy's Catholic Schools Week Open House at both campuses on Sunday, January 28! See flyer for more details.

6 days ago

Ready to Celebrate? Come on Over for the 2nd Annual MLK Day Dinner Northwest - Unity in Community

Greetings My Neighbors,

Its Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and that means you are welcome to join with Unity in Community as we celebrate the life and the legacy of Dr. King, as well as the need for our ongoing work towards racial and gender equality, and inclusion for all. You are most welcome to join us tonight, Monday, January 15, for the 2nd Annual MLK Day Dinner, the Northwest area's only annual MLK dinner. , We'll be at the...

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Greetings My Neighbors,

Its Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and that means you are welcome to join with Unity in Community as we celebrate the life and the legacy of Dr. King, as well as the need for our ongoing work towards racial and gender equality, and inclusion for all. You are most welcome to join us tonight, Monday, January 15, for the 2nd Annual MLK Day Dinner, the Northwest area's only annual MLK dinner. , We'll be at the Wildwood Tavern (6140 W. Touhy, Niles) from 6:30-8:30 PM. Cost is $15/person (CASH ONLY, please - and if you can't afford that, come anyway, we'll figure it out.) It's not too late. All ages welcome.

Need more information? Email jac.charlier@gmail.com or see the EveryBlock MLK Day Dinner Event here: https://chicago.everyblock.com/neighbor-events/jan15-unity-community-2nd-annual-mlk-northwest-area-dinner-8428566/

Want to know more about this national holiday? Keep reading.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent
question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” Against what seemed like
impossible odds, Dr. King and scores of his fellow citizens of all races came
together and, ultimately, helped bend the moral arc of the universe toward
justice. In recognition of Dr. King’s incredible legacy of service to all, Congress
designated the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday as a national day of
service in 1994, and charged the Corporation for National and Community
Service with leading this effort. Taking place each year on the third Monday in January, the MLK Day of Service is the only federal holiday observed as a national day of service – a “day on, not a day off.” Today's commemoration of the MLK Day of Service on Monday, January 15 is an opportunity to remember that history. It is also a time to consider how much work still remains to fulfill Dr. King’s dream.

Jan 09

Updated Jan 13

Sewer back-up & basement drain flooding

We are experiencing a basement drain flooding and sewer back up for a couple of days now. A plumber came to rode the pipes and pumped the backed up dirty water, but they can't get their rodding snake to get to the street - something is blocking it.
We wonder if this might be caused by the recent street utility work - some pipes work and some Poeple's Gas work.

Is anyone else experiencing a similar problem? We are the condo building on Gunnison and Kenneth's corner.

  • good advice from John, I'd follow it

  • Chandra Lynn Dagley Pre-Medicine Chaser From AP

    Dead of winter last year, I want to say. I am on Avers. All good suggestion above me, we had someone come out with a camera, and it was a multifocal problem, because the neighbor (small bungalow) also had issues. Drain tiles were indeed a problem., and they are right about where city problem ends and ours began and some issues within the building where the landlords replaced some old pipe.

Jan 12

Updated Jan 13

Can letter carriers read?

I have been so fed up with the mail being delivered when there is no one at the address!
The name is on the box, I’ve called and complained at the Lincolwood branch, I even approached the carrier and told them but I still keep getting them!
Never had I had this problem until they did their rotation. Don’t know who to complain to anymore, just have to get aggravated and complete the job they are suppose to do by either delivering to the correct address or walking to the box which is three blocks away.
Wonder if I can get compensated?
Just needed to vent, thanks for reading.

  • GoHawks! Life Long Resident

    By law and per the US post office the mail carrier must deliver the mail. You need to inform the folks sending it if you no longer want to receive. Maybe you could just recycle the paper and move on.

Jan 11

Babysitter Available

High school girl available for babysitting any time after school and on weekends. I have 5 years experience and am good with infants and up. Contact me if interested

Jan 11

Swim Lessons at NEIU start Jan. 16

Swim Lessons for Adults and Children begin Jan. 16 at NEIU Campus Recreation.

Openings for children or youth (ages 5 to 16) are available for:

Monday 6:30
Tuesday 6:30
Wednesday 5:45 and 6:30
Friday 5:15
Saturday 10:30 and 11:15

For adults:

Monday 7:15
Tuesday 7:15
Wednesday 7:15

For further information please see our website. https://neiu.edu/university-life/campus-recreation/aquatics

To see the full schedule and to register for swim lessons, follow this link https://apm.activecommunities.com/crneiu and search “youth swim lessons” or “adult swim lessons.”

    Aquatics | NEIU University Life
    Swimming is one of the best-all around workouts, involving nearly every major muscle group. Plus, water disperses heat more efficiently than air and cools the body, lowering your risk for overheating. And swimming offers up to 14% more resistance than exercising on land, providing an all-around great workout.
    https://neiu.edu

Jan 10

Unity in Community: Getting Ready for MLK Day on Monday, January 15 - Dine, Donate, Demand

Greetings Again My Neighbors,

As you get ready for the 2nd Annual Unity in Community MLK Day Dinner on Monday, January 15 at Wildwood Tavern from 6:30-8"30 PM (event details are here: https://nextdoor.com/events/1782090/ (Please RSVP if you have not already done so. Cost is $15/person.) it's time to think about what you can do on the MLK National Day of Service, also on January 15 and starting this upcoming weekend.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent...

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Greetings Again My Neighbors,

As you get ready for the 2nd Annual Unity in Community MLK Day Dinner on Monday, January 15 at Wildwood Tavern from 6:30-8"30 PM (event details are here: https://nextdoor.com/events/1782090/ (Please RSVP if you have not already done so. Cost is $15/person.) it's time to think about what you can do on the MLK National Day of Service, also on January 15 and starting this upcoming weekend.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent
question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” Through the *MLK National
Day of Service and through this upcoming weekend, you can answer that question. *Locate where you can donate your time and treasure through the act of service to our neighbors* at https://www.nationalservice.gov/mlkday and be part of all those taking part in the the MLK National Day of Service.

Questions? Please ask. Jac.Charlier@gmail.com.

See you at the MLK Day Dinner - all ages are welcome...

Unity in Community is a citizen-led initiative. Our Mission is to create an open civic space in the Northwest area - city and suburbs alike *for civil conversation, growth, reflection, and shared action regarding race, gender, and diversity.

    Unity In Community 2nd Annual Mlk Northwest Area Dinner
    Greetings My Neighbors! Unity in Community is pleased to invite you to our 2nd Annual MLK Northwest Area Dinner on Monday, January 15, 2018 from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM at the Wildwood Tavern.
    https://nextdoor.com

Jan 10

Jan 05

Updated Jan 08

Celebrating MLK Day on Monday, January 15 in Three Easy Steps - Dine, Donate, Demand

Greetings My Neighbors!

It's time to get ready to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Day on Monday, January 15.

In recognition of Dr. King’s incredible legacy of service to all, Congress designated the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday as a national day of service. Against what seemed like impossible odds, Dr. King and scores of his fellow citizens of all races came together and, ultimately, helped bend the moral arc of the universe toward justice. The upcoming...

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Greetings My Neighbors!

It's time to get ready to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Day on Monday, January 15.

In recognition of Dr. King’s incredible legacy of service to all, Congress designated the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday as a national day of service. Against what seemed like impossible odds, Dr. King and scores of his fellow citizens of all races came together and, ultimately, helped bend the moral arc of the universe toward justice. The upcoming commemoration of the MLK Day of Service on Monday, January 15, is an opportunity to remember that history and re-commit ourselves as citizens by volunteering in service to one another. It is also a time to consider how much work still remains to fulfill Dr. King’s dream.

You can get going to celebrate MLK Day in three easy steps:

1) Dine
Register now to join with your neighbors at the Northwest area's first and only MLK Day Dinner on Monday, January 15 from 6:30PM - 8:30PM. Once again this year we'll be at the Wildwood Tavern**, 6941 W. Touhy, Niles. Cost is only $15/person. The price includes a chili bar, soup, salad and breads.

To register you can 1) simply reply to this post or 2) send an email to us at jac.charlier@gmail.com or 3) click here https://www.facebook.com/events/380722305718681/ for Facebook Event site.

**Wildwood Tavern has free parking and is easily accessible via CTA.

2) Donate
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” Through the MLK National Day of Service, you can answer that question. Locate where and how here: https://www.nationalservice.gov/mlkday

3) Demand
The single word that best describes the work of Dr. King is justice. To that end, this year Unity in Community is proud to support the Chicago Women's March on January 20. Learn more here: http://womens121marchonchicago.org/

Want more info? Contact Jac Charlier at jac.charlier@gmail.com

    MLK Day | 1.15.2018 | Corporation for National and Community Service
    Get up to date on everything happening for MLK Day.
    https://www.nationalservice.gov
  • J

    Jac is stirring it up again.

  • Phill Lucille, give me strength.

    Helen NoH is a big fan of controversial alderman Joe Moore (49h Ward). She's angry because I expressed my dislike for that alderman yesterday.
    To her, if you don't love Joe Moore with all your heart, then you're a "troll".

    We all have different opinions, Helen, don't get angry about it.

Jan 04

Dec 27

Updated Dec 28

Cozy Corner opening on Harlem?

Anybody got a clue when this place will open at the old Sally's location?

Dec 17

Updated Dec 19

Toys for Tots Campaign is SHORT OF TOYS for Christmas 2017 - How You Can Help!

Greetings My Neighbors!

Just got this urgent appeal from a sister American Legion Post. I'm asking you to contribute by Wednesday, December 20 to the 2017 Toys-for-Tots Drive, The Drive is short 10,000 toys in two age groups: GIRLS Ages 10 to 13 and BOYS Ages 10 to 13. Toys received by this Wednesday are able to be delivered on time by USMC 2/24 (2nd Battalion, 24th Regiment).

Toys should be new, in the original packaging, and unwrapped. Please –...

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Greetings My Neighbors!

Just got this urgent appeal from a sister American Legion Post. I'm asking you to contribute by Wednesday, December 20 to the 2017 Toys-for-Tots Drive, The Drive is short 10,000 toys in two age groups: GIRLS Ages 10 to 13 and BOYS Ages 10 to 13. Toys received by this Wednesday are able to be delivered on time by USMC 2/24 (2nd Battalion, 24th Regiment).

Toys should be new, in the original packaging, and unwrapped. Please – no stuffed animals.

Here’s two ways you can easily contribute:

1) Drop off toys at any IHOPS in Cook County. For our NW area, here are the nearby locations:
IHOP SKOKIE, 9500 Skokie Blvd, SKOKIE, IL 60077
IHOP NORRIDGE, 7056 West Forest Preserve Drive, NORRIDGE, IL 60706
IHOP CHICAGO, 2818 W Diversey Ave, CHICAGO, IL 60647
IHOP CHICAGO, 4210 N Cicero Ave, CHICAGO, IL 60641
IHOP CHICAGO, 5929 N Lincoln Ave, CHICAGO, IL 60659

For other IHOPS, please log onto: http://www.ihop.com/ihop-locations.

2) Donate online to Toys for Tots:
http://chicago-il.toysfortots.org/local-coordinator-sites/lco-sites/local-donate.aspx

Your donated dollars will go a LONG way because the Marines have special buying agreements (big discounts) with the toy stores with NO shipping and NO sales tax! (Toys for Tots is an registered 501c3 charity. So your dollars are also tax deductible).

97% of your donation goes to providing toys, books and other gifts to less fortunate children. 3% is spent on support - principally covering fundraising expenses. Not one donated dollar goes to pay for salaries or any other manpower costs.

Questions? Please contact me at jac.charlier@gmail.com or via Nextdoor or just around the neighborhood.

Folks, we can do this...together. Thank you, in advance!

Jac

Dec 13

Unity in Community 2nd Annual MLK Northwest Area Dinner - Monday, January 15, 2018 @6:30 PM

Greetings My Neighbors!

Unity in Community is pleased to invite you to our 2nd Annual MLK Northwest Area Dinner on Monday, January 15, 2018 from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM at the Wildwood Tavern.

We will celebrate what we accomplished in 2017, look ahead to 2018, celebrate the value of equality of race and gender and diversity in our communities, and have a really good time doing it just like we did at last year's Inaugural MLK Dinner. More info...

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Greetings My Neighbors!

Unity in Community is pleased to invite you to our 2nd Annual MLK Northwest Area Dinner on Monday, January 15, 2018 from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM at the Wildwood Tavern.

We will celebrate what we accomplished in 2017, look ahead to 2018, celebrate the value of equality of race and gender and diversity in our communities, and have a really good time doing it just like we did at last year's Inaugural MLK Dinner. More info here:

WHAT: Unity in Community 2nd Annual MLK Northwest Area Dinner

WHO: Everybody. All ages - kids - youth - adults of all ages - Everybody.

WHEN: Monday, January 15, 2018

TIME: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

WHERE: Wildwood Tavern, 6480 W. Touhy, Niles - Super easy and free parking, accessible by both CTA and PACE buses, bike trail accessible
Here's their home page: www.wildwoodtavern.net

COST: We're having an affordable buffet meal. We want this to be open to as many as possible. Stay tuned for cost info. If costs are a barrier, reach out. We'll figure it out. Oh yeah, please bring cash for the evening. That helps us keep costs low too.

RSVP: Reserve your spot today (!) to jac.charlier@gmail.com. We're keeping this thing super simply, just reply to this posting, send en email to Jac.Charlier@gmail.com or you can also RSVP on Facebook as well as get updates, share and post comments/thoughts. Our Unity in Community Facebook page is called "Unity in Community Northwest"

Unity in Community is a citizen-led initiative creating an open civic space in our Northwest Area for civil conversation and shared action about equality of race, gender, and diversity. Unity in Community invites any and all to join us at our annual dinner and throughout the year. We are focused on the Northwest Area including both NW Chicago and the near NW suburbs.

More to come. For now, please RSVP to jac.charlier@gmail.com or reply to this post or go to Facebook to RSVP. And, kindly share this posting with neighbors.

Nov 27

Updated Dec 12

Please keep your dog leashed when away from home.

While it is the law, many dog owners forget to keep their dogs leashed when out and about. We all love giving our pets the chance for a full throttle run or to explore untethered but we are in an urban setting and that luxury is not possible unless of course, your dog is in a fenced in dog park. For a litany reasons the law exists, please honor it. This includes off duty police officers.

  • A similar thread has been active recently in Oriole Park. You're gonna find that people are going to thumb their nose at you, and the rules, nandika. People in general seem to think that rules/laws are to be followed when convenient or they are in some way discretionary. Problem is, these same people have little if any discretion, compassion or concern for others...sad but true.

  • John AP 5 Year AP resident. LOVE it

    I call 311. I think a $250 fine will change people opinions .

Dec 11

Dec 10

kvyar posted 1 photo to Flickr:

Dec 07

Updated Dec 09

Half-staffing of the United States Flag for National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, 2017

Greetings My Neighbors,

For National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, please place your flags at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Thursday, December 7 from sunrise to sunset. National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, as a mark of respect for those American patriots who died as a result of their service at Pearl Harbor.

If you cannot place your flag at half-staff, attaching a black ribbon to the top of a U.S. flag is an acceptable alternative for flags that cannot be lowered to half-staff. (See the attached picture).

Questions? Please ask. Jac Charlier at jac.charlier@gmail.com

    Gmail
    Gmail is email that's intuitive, efficient, and useful. 15 GB of storage, less spam, and mobile access.
    https://accounts.google.com

Dec 01

Updated Dec 01

Rain Barrel Programs

Does anyone know if Chicago offers rain barrels to home owners? Does the city offer any rebates or free barrels?

  • cheesecake chick i want to be the person my dog thinks i am

    got mine free from metropolitan water reclamation district program they run periodically.
    did you want one? are you anywhere around harlem and irving park? I have an extra.

  • J

    Contact either the Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago or Center for Neighborhood Technology. If you need help, post an additional question.

Dec 01

Nov 27

Updated Nov 29

Thank You - Thanksgiving With Our Troops...and...What You Can Still Do?

Greetings My Neighbors,

Some pics of our annual American Legion Post gathering and a huge thank you for the folks who came out to share their Thanksgiving with our Troops. We had 49 sailors and marines enjoy a full day of R&R. Hope to see our volunteers and more again next year.
The Troops will be back.

Also, more than a few of you have reached out and asked what else can be done. Easiest and quickest is to make...

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Greetings My Neighbors,

Some pics of our annual American Legion Post gathering and a huge thank you for the folks who came out to share their Thanksgiving with our Troops. We had 49 sailors and marines enjoy a full day of R&R. Hope to see our volunteers and more again next year.
The Troops will be back.

Also, more than a few of you have reached out and asked what else can be done. Easiest and quickest is to make an online donation to our local young veterans via Chicago Veterans. Here's their webpage to donate and learn more: https://chicagovets.org Thank you!

That's it. Look well at the photos. They are of those who are headed into harms way for you and for me. They will all give some and some will give all.

Questions on donating? Please ask. Jac.Charlier@gmail.com

    Chicago Veterans
    What is Chicago Veterans? We're a community of military veterans who share a common passion for helping our brothers and sisters in arms. Whether it's veteran homelessness, PTSD awareness, trauma, benefits or camaraderie building we are committed building a better community.
    https://chicagovets.org
  • It was a beautiful celebration of our young heroes! Thank you for all you do!

  • Jac Charlier AKA Citizen Jac Citizen-led solutions for better community

    Thank you Julie! I've got more pics than these. If you want to see them, just email. Great having you join us this year!!

Nov 28

Snow removal needed

Anyone know a dependable snow removal company for a residence this winter? I'm in Gladstone Park.

Nov 24

Updated Nov 24

House cleaner recommendations

Hi neighbors, I'm looking to have someone come help clean our SFH bungalow once or twice a month, and was wondering if you use someone you could recommend, and about how much it would cost. Our basement is unfinished but clean (would just need a sweeping and a quick cleaning of the half bath there), and the rest of the house is on the main level: 3 bed, 1 bath and would need a general cleaning, but getting things like the grout in the shower on occasion.

Thanks in advance!

P.S. also looking for someone who can shovel our sidewalks for a month in Dec, if you have ideas.

  • We use Best Froevds Cleaning. Dalia is great and we communicate through text. I’ve tried several in the area and found them to be the most consistent in their thoroughness. The fee varies based on the condition your house is in that day but ours is pretty consistently $100 (+...

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    We use Best Froevds Cleaning. Dalia is great and we communicate through text. I’ve tried several in the area and found them to be the most consistent in their thoroughness. The fee varies based on the condition your house is in that day but ours is pretty consistently $100 (+ a $30 tip) for once every 2-3 week’s. We have a 2 story 4 bed/3 full bath and finished basement and we don’t typically have them do the basement. It’s also nice cause they can usually fit me in that week when I need it short notice too. They’re good with dogs and they bring their own cleaning supplies. Dalias number is 773-710-6938

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