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You Can Say "Thank You on Thanksgiving" - US Navy Sailors Visiting Our Community on Thanksgiving Day

Greetings My Neighbors,

In case you had not heard, we will have 50 of our US military personnel with us right here in our community on Thanksgiving Day. You are invited to join with them as we serve them a great Thanksgiving Day meal and help them enjoy some well deserved shore leave. You can stop by for 15 minutes or a couple of hours. Have something to bake and bring over - you can do that too.

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Greetings My Neighbors,

In case you had not heard, we will have 50 of our US military personnel with us right here in our community on Thanksgiving Day. You are invited to join with them as we serve them a great Thanksgiving Day meal and help them enjoy some well deserved shore leave. You can stop by for 15 minutes or a couple of hours. Have something to bake and bring over - you can do that too.

Full details are on the event link. It's Thursday, Nov 23 from 9 AM - 3 PM at the American Legion Post #134, 6144 W. Dempster. Please contact me if you wish to stop by, drop off some homemade goodies or have another idea. These are our Troops and they deserve our time and thanks.

Can't make it but want to donate to our Post so we can continue doing this every Thanksgiving? You can do that too.

Thank you for those who are already signed up to come on over. Questions? Please ask Jac Charlier at jac.charlier@gmail.com.

Happy Thanksgiving to you!

https://chicago.everyblock.com/neighbor-events/nov23-thanksgiving-troops-right-here-in-our-own-community-8384413/

    Thanksgiving with the Troops - Right Here In Our Own Community!
    Greetings Again My Neighbors! This Thanksgiving you can spend some of your day supporting our troops. My American Legion Post (#134) in Morton Grove will hold its 11th Annual "Adopt-a-Sailor-Navy-Day" on Thanksgiving, November 23. We will host 50 sailors from Great Lakes Naval Base at the American Legion Post (6144 W.
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3 days ago

Join me and Alderman Patrick J. O'Connor for ...

Join me and Alderman Patrick J. O'Connor for a joint County + City budget town hall tonight- 7pm at JamiesonElementarySchool Auditorium 5650 N. Mozart St.

    Bridget Gainer
    Join me and Alderman Patrick J. O'Connor for a joint County + City budget town hall tonight- 7pm at JamiesonElementarySchool Auditorium 5650 N. Mozart St.
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Nov 16

Updated 5 days ago

Found: Young gray cat with fluffy tail and white flea collar

Found a sweet gray cat with a fluffy tail. Young and small--very sweet and friendly and feeling lost. She's wearing a white flea collar. She followed my boyfriend home. He found her on Monticello (near Cullom).

  • An update: I took him to the vet. He is not chipped, and tested negative for FIV/FeLV
    (whew!!). We've put up flyers, and rung a bunch of doorbells, but it seems like he might have been on his own for some time. We thought he was very young, but he...

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    An update: I took him to the vet. He is not chipped, and tested negative for FIV/FeLV
    (whew!!). We've put up flyers, and rung a bunch of doorbells, but it seems like he might have been on his own for some time. We thought he was very young, but he is a mature cat just very underweight.

    He's safe with me for as long as he needs--maybe forever if we can (slowly) get him together with our two cats. He's so sweet. I'm taking him back to the vet for a full exam next weekend.

    However, I'll leave this post up for a while in case someone is looking for him. Please let your neighbors know if you hear anything! Thank you.

  • Heather Albany Park resident, condo owner, cyclist

    Aww. Thank you for having him checked out and taking him in! He is lucky to have found such kind people.

6 days ago

  • Kind-hearted Kinders in Need of a Carpet!

    Ms. Gralen is asking for $578.68:
    My students need a gathering area that provides personal space and maximizes collaborative learning opportunities. WE need a rug.
    Jamieson Elementary School Comment

Nov 16

I'm seeking a parking space near Rockwell and Lawrence

Hello. I am looking for a covered or uncovered parking space for my compact Subaru near Rockwell and Lawrence (north of Lawrence). Recent victim of a hit and run side-swipe and would prefer to not have that happen again! Thank you!

Nov 13

Updated Nov 15

Gently Used Medical Supplies - Where to Donate?

Hello, neighbors! I am currently recovering from surgery and had to purchase a few items to make life manageable that I'd like to donate or sell in December when I *hopefully* no longer need them. I will have the following, all gently used:

1 pair of crutches (for heights 5'2" - 5'10")
1 cam walker boot with air pump (size adult small)
1 mobility knee scooter
1 shower chair
1 shoe lift (women's small, sizes 5.5-8)

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Hello, neighbors! I am currently recovering from surgery and had to purchase a few items to make life manageable that I'd like to donate or sell in December when I *hopefully* no longer need them. I will have the following, all gently used:

1 pair of crutches (for heights 5'2" - 5'10")
1 cam walker boot with air pump (size adult small)
1 mobility knee scooter
1 shower chair
1 shoe lift (women's small, sizes 5.5-8)

I've heard that some physical therapy offices will take these and donate them to countries in need, but I'd also love to help local folks if possible. I've checked places like ALS association, Shriners, and other organizations that don't accept these items.

Does anyone know of a local nonprofit that can use these items? If not I still plan on asking my physical therapist if they can donate them.

Thanks!

  • Go to your nearest VFW Post. There is always as VETERAN in need!!!

  • Dee Third generation in 45th Ward, now in 39th

    You could try the "Old Irving Park Community Clinic" on Addison just east of Central. They are the only "free" clinic on the north side of Chicago that charges nothing for their services or supplies and doesn't get any government or insurance payments. They are also in need of medical and non-medical volunteers.

    EMAIL info@oipcc.org
    CALL 773-427-0298

Nov 10

Updated Nov 15

Dog passed away in my alley

I was coming back from work and saw a dog who had passed away laying in the alley this morning between Monticello and central park, south of Leland . Looked like a terrier or beagle mix. Had nothing on me to move the dog. So i went home to get a blanket, went back and the dog was gone. Looked in the garbages and didn't see it. Anyone know any thing?

  • Lisa Central park block

    Thank you guys, animal control did pick up the poor thing. Haven't seen any signs posted for it either.

  • Thanks Lisa

Nov 15

All those recent tax increases haven't improved Chicago's fiscal health

" In a report that City Hall won't like much, a Chicago-based watchdog group says hundreds of millions of dollars in recent tax hikes haven't done much to improve Chicago's woeful financial condition—at least so far.

Truth in Accounting, a somewhat conservative research group whose board runs the ideological spectrum, gives the city an F on its overall financial breakdown, saying each Chicagoan would be on the hook for $41,700 in unfunded liabilities if the city shut down tomorrow and had to reconcile its books—more than many people make in an entire year. Overall, it concludes that "Chicago finances (are) still in peril."

http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20171115/BLOGS02/171119936/watchdog-group-gives-chicago-finances-an-f

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Nov 13

Updated Nov 14

CAPS Beat 2411 meeting, Tu, 11/14/17, 7pm, Indian Boundary

The next CAPS Beat 2411 COMMUNITY meeting will be at the Indian Boundary Park Field House on Tu, 11/14/17 at 7pm. Police officers are NOT scheduled to be in attendance.

  • Theodore Kruzich Senior Citizen of 84 years

    What is the agenda for this meeting ??

  • According to the email notice "Come out for 1 hour and be updated on latest activities in the neighborhood.as well as learn how to keep your family, home or business safer!"

Nov 14

Thanksgiving with the Troops on November 23: What You Can Do Right Here In Our Neighborhood

Greetings My Neighbors!

Here's yet another way to support our troops. My American Legion Post (#134) in Morton Grove will hold its 11th Annual "Adopt-a-Sailor-Navy-Day" on Thanksgiving, November 23. We will host 50 sailors from Great Lakes Naval Base. They should arrive by 8:30 a.m. and we'll greet them - which means you can join us in greetings them - to thank them for their service. And we'll spend the day with them, giving them time to relax.

Sailors will...

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Greetings My Neighbors!

Here's yet another way to support our troops. My American Legion Post (#134) in Morton Grove will hold its 11th Annual "Adopt-a-Sailor-Navy-Day" on Thanksgiving, November 23. We will host 50 sailors from Great Lakes Naval Base. They should arrive by 8:30 a.m. and we'll greet them - which means you can join us in greetings them - to thank them for their service. And we'll spend the day with them, giving them time to relax.

Sailors will be served a full Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings. Entertainment will be available along with nationwide long distance and international phone service
all day long, compliments of AT&T. Computers will also be available. They will have the opportunity to talk and email their loved ones throughout the day.

After graduation many of these young men and women will be sent into harms way. The day’s events will be filmed and a DVD will be sent to their families. We owe them a thank you for their service. Let’s show them a beautiful day to remember.

To join us, to discuss an idea, to lend your support, or if you have questions, please contact Jac Charlier at jac.charlier@gmail.com.

In addition, anyone wishing to make a donation to support the 11th Annual Adopt-a-Sailor-Day, please make checks payable to:
Sailor Fund
American Legion Post 134
6144 Dempster St.
Morton Grove, Il.
60053

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Nov 14

Shooting in Budlong Woods-Foster/Washtenaw

Did anyone hear more about this :
About 5:40 p.m. Sunday on the Northwest Side, a 24-year-old man was shot in the 5200 block of North Washtenaw Avenue in the Budlong Woods neighborhood, according to police. The man took a private vehicle to Swedish Covenant Hospital, where his condition has stabilized, police said.

Nov 05

Updated Nov 13

Other vehicle offense Nov 3, 2017 Car brake in. Rosemont and Claremont Ave.

Please neighbors, make sure you have an alarm on your car. our car was broken into on Nov 3, 2017 around 8:10 pm. We got the act on a film. Two men broke in to our car. It’s crazy to think a neighbor next door parked his white car right behind our Car and did nothing. Not even honk at the men in our car. I’m sure every one on the corner block recognized that the men did not own...

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Please neighbors, make sure you have an alarm on your car. our car was broken into on Nov 3, 2017 around 8:10 pm. We got the act on a film. Two men broke in to our car. It’s crazy to think a neighbor next door parked his white car right behind our Car and did nothing. Not even honk at the men in our car. I’m sure every one on the corner block recognized that the men did not own th car in which they were braking into were not us. I know if we had seen some thing strange we would have done something to deter what was going on and Called the police. We all work hard to get what we need to live for our families and our self and be safe. Please let’s be mindful to each other with respect for one another. Keep your camera filming on your window, let’s work together to be safe of one another. See something strange in our neighborhood, or our car report to the police. God bless everyone, thank you.

  • Phill My rights are absolute and non-negotiable!

    One thing that must be abundantly clear is that you should never expect help from strangers. So many people freeze-up or, let's be frank, coward-up in the face of danger.
    We must aim to be strong, train hard, and be self-reliant.
    There are so many Youtube videos of violent attacks in public and the comments always say "But why won't anyone help???"
    Yes, sometimes there's a hero around, but it's better to be the hero yourself.

  • So, being you have the break-in on video, can anything be done with that?

Nov 13

  • Making an Impact School-wide: Student Driven Recycling System

    Mrs. Connolly is asking for $534.73:
    My students need hanging scales to measure and track recyclable and non-recyclable waste in the classroom and cafeteria. We need large, portable recycling bins to transport recycling from the classroom to the large bin outside.
    Jamieson Elementary School Comment

Nov 11

Updated Nov 12

Western & North of Peterson

I believe this is the 50th ward. The not so famous wife of Ira.

  • karen returned to my roots

    No, she gerrymandered that area, including the section where Starbucks is as well.

Nov 10

Updated Nov 12

Attemped break in!

Just caught 3 individuals trying to break in a 3407 w carmen storage room.
1 dark latino male with long black hair skinny
1 filipino looking male skinny
And 1 white woman

They sped off in a white panel van with two trump stickers in the back and an american flag in front.

Be on the lookout call police right away
Licence plate B truck
Illinois 1906710

  • Mute Mute Me

    what? 2non whites riding in a vehicle with 2 trump stickers and an american flag?! the vehicle must be stolen too!

  • Thank you for posting that!

  • SCC Northwest sider my whole life.

    Make B&E Great Again!

Nov 10

Updated Nov 11

How You Can Support Our Young Local Veterans. It's Very Little to Ask. You Can Do It.

Greetings My Neighbors!

Veterans' Day 2017 is almost upon us. I hope to see many of you at the ECA 5th Annual Veterans Day Flag Ceremony on Saturday, Nov 11 at 4 PM. This is a very special year because for the first time ever we will raise the POW/MIA flag over Edgebrook and it will remain that way from here on out. It lasts 30 minutes. A very good use of your time.

And before or after the Veterans...

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Greetings My Neighbors!

Veterans' Day 2017 is almost upon us. I hope to see many of you at the ECA 5th Annual Veterans Day Flag Ceremony on Saturday, Nov 11 at 4 PM. This is a very special year because for the first time ever we will raise the POW/MIA flag over Edgebrook and it will remain that way from here on out. It lasts 30 minutes. A very good use of your time.

And before or after the Veterans Day Flag Ceremony everybody can also support our newest, local veterans - women and men who have served our nation, some of whom are still serving in the National Guard and Reserves. You can make an online donation to Chicago Veterans (Milwaukee & Montrose) at https://chicagovets.org.

The mission of Chicago Veterans is to empower veterans to take control of their transition throughout life.

More on the 5th Annual Veterans' Day Flag Ceremony at the ECA website: http://edgebrookcommunity.org/

Questions? Please ask Jac Charlier at jac.charlier@gmail.com. See you there at 4 PM on Saturday at Lehigh, Devon and Caldwell. Remember to make your online donation to Chicago Veterans.

    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

Jul 19

Updated Nov 10

Western and Peterson Construction

I was told a month ago that the gigantic building going up on Western and Peterson is a car dealership, but that was before any building was done. It seems pretty big for that.

Any info on whether that's what they're putting up or if it's something else?

  • Seven Metro

    Just because a property is on a commercial street does not mean it has no responsibility to the public. Note that the architect (Axios) who designs other Toyota dealerships is too embarrassed by it to include it on his website.

    Technically it follows zoning law because its a Planned Developmenf...

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    Just because a property is on a commercial street does not mean it has no responsibility to the public. Note that the architect (Axios) who designs other Toyota dealerships is too embarrassed by it to include it on his website.

    Technically it follows zoning law because its a Planned Developmenf - BPD No 1275. The City Council approved a custom zoning désignation - ie mads a legal exception - because the dealwrship’s plan does not conform to the zoning that was previously in place. It s an abuse of the PD as a legal mechanism, not what a PD was designed for.

    It also doesn’t confirm to the Chicago streetscape ordinance. Or the Western Ave streetscspe plan.

    it’s sets am awful precedent for the way PDs are being used and mostly for what is acceptable to build within city limits.

  • robin in WRP I support a 28th Amendment 4Free & Fair Elections!

    You can thank the alderman for this

Nov 10

If you're a Veteran (or spouse of Vet) or Serving now and own a home in Cook County. Check this out!

Family property tax appeal business at 3447 W. Foster offering FREE SERVICE to anyone who has lost a spouse in the line of duty. Additionally they have a great offer for Vets (even their spouses) and anyone serving ANY branch of Military or Reserves, check it out!

appealunfairpropertytax.com/veterans-day-special.html

Aug 15

Updated Nov 10

Lost cat. North shore and campbell

Lost a mostly black and a little white cat named Bean. He is sweet though shy. He does not have a collar but does have a chip. Please message me should you see him.

Michael

  • There are two regular feral mostly black tuxedo like with white paws cats that frequent the 6700 N block of Campbell (between Pratt and Northshore).
    I saw a cat fitting that description last night about 9:30. Not sure if it's one of the regulars or your kitty. I tried to engage with it but it hid in the bushes.

  • Michael, Did you find Bean? Can you post a picture. We've seen a cat similar to your description. She is in our backyard right now. Please post a picture, if you haven't found Bean yet.

Nov 03

Updated Nov 10

    State Sen. Silverstein resigns from Senate leadership team after sexual harassment allegation
    Illinois Senate President John Cullerton announced on Wednesday that Illinois State Senator Ira Silverstein has resigned from the Senate Democratic Leadership team after being accused of sexual harassment. Legislative activist Denise Rotheimer testified Tuesday in front of a senate panel that Ira Silverstein made inappropriate comments to her while the two worked together on legislation.
    http://abc7chicago.com
  • Dan Miller RP/WR resident since 1978

    It's late but not too late to start circulating petitions run in the March 2018 primary for state senator in the 8th district. Incumbents have gerrymandered districts and arranged primaries and petition qualifications to keep themselves in control. And we can see how well that has worked for them, but...

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    It's late but not too late to start circulating petitions run in the March 2018 primary for state senator in the 8th district. Incumbents have gerrymandered districts and arranged primaries and petition qualifications to keep themselves in control. And we can see how well that has worked for them, but not us. If Robin is correct and a couple candidates are mulling a run, they should make themselves known now, so supporters can rally to their candidacies. Additionally, I suggest 8th Dist. voters consider the upside of electing a Republican in November 2018.

  • Jeffrey Littleton 3rd Generation Uptown

    That's the Democratic Party for ya. It's the Republican Party for ya too.

    In other words...same thing.

Nov 09

All Honorably Discharged Veterans - Please Read For Veterans' Day 2017 DoD Announces New Benefit

Greetings My Fellow Veterans,

***There is newly announced DoD AAFES benefit for ALL Honorably Discharged veterans - all branches, active, National Guard, Reserves, retired - doesn't matter as long as you were Honorably Discharged. The key is that you were Honorably Discharged. Read on...

From the Department of Defense, AAFES
"All honorably discharged veterans can go to ShopMyExchange.com today to verify their eligibility to shop their military exchanges."

AAFES to Open Online Shopping to Veterans
From an Army and Air...

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Greetings My Fellow Veterans,

***There is newly announced DoD AAFES benefit for ALL Honorably Discharged veterans - all branches, active, National Guard, Reserves, retired - doesn't matter as long as you were Honorably Discharged. The key is that you were Honorably Discharged. Read on...

From the Department of Defense, AAFES
"All honorably discharged veterans can go to ShopMyExchange.com today to verify their eligibility to shop their military exchanges."

AAFES to Open Online Shopping to Veterans
From an Army and Air Force Exchange Service News Release

DALLAS, Oct. 23, 2017 — With less than a month until the much-anticipated official launch of the veterans online shopping benefit, more than 225,000 honorably discharged veterans have already been verified to shop at online military exchange websites when the sites open to veterans Nov. 11.

The Army and Air Force Exchange Service online shopping benefit is the first military exchange benefits expansion in nearly 30 years. Beginning on Veterans Day, America’s 18.5 million veterans will be able to shop online at the military exchange websites: ShopMyExchange.com, shopcgx.com, mymcx.com, and mynavyexchange.com.

Shopping the military exchanges online provides veterans an opportunity to reconnect with their military community, allowing these soldiers, airmen, sailors, Marines and Coast Guard “members for life” to save money with tax-free shopping and military exclusive pricing while also supporting critical military quality-of-life programs.

Full notice of this new veterans benefit is here: https://www.defense.gov/News/Article/Article/1049558/

Nov 09

Nov 08

For the First Time: Flying the POW/MIA Flag Over Edgebrook

You are cordially invited to a very special Veterans' Day on Saturday, November 11 at 4 PM.

For the first time the POW/MIA flag will be raised and flown over Edgebrook. As part of the ECA 5th Annual Veterans' Day Flag Ceremony, you are cordially invited to take part in the raising of the POW/MIA flag. We'll also read some of the Illinois servicemembers from the DoD POW/MIA official accounting.

We'll meet on Saturday, November 11 at 4 PM at...

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You are cordially invited to a very special Veterans' Day on Saturday, November 11 at 4 PM.

For the first time the POW/MIA flag will be raised and flown over Edgebrook. As part of the ECA 5th Annual Veterans' Day Flag Ceremony, you are cordially invited to take part in the raising of the POW/MIA flag. We'll also read some of the Illinois servicemembers from the DoD POW/MIA official accounting.

We'll meet on Saturday, November 11 at 4 PM at the Edgebrook triangle at Devon, Lehigh and Caldwell. Please bring the name(s) of current service members so they can be read at the Ceremony. Veterans' Day celebrates our living veterans. Veterans in attendance will be recognized for their service.

All are invited. You do not need to live in Edgebrook to attend the ceremony. Kids very much welcome.

Full information is on the ECA website here: http://edgebrookcommunity.org

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

Nov 06

Updated Nov 08

Presidential Proclamation: Flag at half-staff

The White House
November 05, 2017
Presidential Proclamation Honoring the Victims of the Sutherland Springs, Texas Shooting

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION

We are deeply saddened by the shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, which took the lives of more than 25 innocent victims while they were attending church. As we mourn the victims of this unprovoked act of violence, we pray for healing and comfort for all the family members and loved ones who...

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The White House
November 05, 2017
Presidential Proclamation Honoring the Victims of the Sutherland Springs, Texas Shooting

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION

We are deeply saddened by the shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, which took the lives of more than 25 innocent victims while they were attending church. As we mourn the victims of this unprovoked act of violence, we pray for healing and comfort for all the family members and loved ones who are grieving.

As a mark of respect for the victims of this senseless act of violence perpetrated on November 5, 2017, 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, November 9, 2017. 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 fifth day of November, in the year of our Lord two thousand seventeen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-second.

DONALD J. TRUMP

**Unable to lower your flag?
Attaching this 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@gmail.com

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  • Thanks for the info. I did not know about the black ribbon alternative.

  • Am Imo

    Banning assault weapons would be a more fitting tribute.

  • J

    Wow, Jac acknowledging the president. There is a surprise.

Nov 06

Updated Nov 07

West ridge area

I’m thinking of flipping a house in west ridge but it is landlocked will the price drop considerably it’s a 3 bedroom kitchen plus a huge basement ranch home we r thinking of adding a few bedrooms in basement ! I’m buying it for 240 what do u think it is landlocked so no garage but u can park two cars on the side like a driveway ! Realtors and investors pl help and home owners

  • Andrew Carpenter Realtor Edgewater home owner and Chicago Reator

    A landlocked property with a driveway certainly doesn't sell for as much as a house with a garage but there are still people who will buy it. Your pool of buyers will be smaller than if you had a garage. Because of that it will likely take longer to sell the house once you have rehabbed it. If you would like help purchasing it and more specifics on that house you can email me through everyblock.

Nov 04

Veterans' Day 2017 - Four Steps We Can All Take To Celebrate It Together....

Greetings My Neighbors,

Saturday, November 11 is Veterans' Day. On this very special US holiday, we celebrate all of our living veterans who have served or are serving in any branch of the military, active, reserve or National Guard, peacetime or wartime. We also take time to remember our POWs and MIAs in active hope of their imminent return to their loved ones and our nation's soil.

Everybody can take part in Veterans' Day activities. Here's how in four steps....

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Greetings My Neighbors,

Saturday, November 11 is Veterans' Day. On this very special US holiday, we celebrate all of our living veterans who have served or are serving in any branch of the military, active, reserve or National Guard, peacetime or wartime. We also take time to remember our POWs and MIAs in active hope of their imminent return to their loved ones and our nation's soil.

Everybody can take part in Veterans' Day activities. Here's how in four steps....

1) Thank a veteran. If you do not know a veteran, head out to one of the many Veterans' Day ceremonies as you will surely be able to thank a veteran there.

2) Support a veteran. You can make a monetary donation to a wide variety of veterans' organizations. A good local organization right here in the Northwest Area is Chicago Veterans. chicagovets.org. You can also Google for other agencies to support.

3) Remember a veteran. Because Veterans' Day is about those veterans still living, we read the names of our POWs and MIAs. You can do that by going to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency here: dpaa.mil. Once there, select "Our Missing" and choose the list by war/conflict and then the state. You can also search the list by name as well as select names by branch of service. Take a few minutes to read the names.

4) Join with veterans. There are numerous Veterans' Day ceremonies going on. Give it a search for one near you. All are welcome to attend the annual Edgebrook Community Association Veterans' Day Flag Ceremony on Saturday, November 11 at 4 PM at Kinzua, Hiawatha and Lehigh. For the first time, we'll be raising the POW/MIA flag over Edgebrook. Check social media and the ECA website for more information as it comes out.

That's it. I hope you are able to join in Veterans' Day 2017. Questions? Please ask...Jac Charlier at jac.charlier@gmail.com.

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    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

Nov 01

Updated Nov 03

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Nov 02

Updated Nov 03

Snowless Winter Saved City $1M In Overtime, 260K Tons Of Salt Last Year

"The savings banked by the city because there was no snow for plow drivers to clear after hours while being paid overtime would have been greater if the city hadn't been hit by several "ice events," Williams said.

"Those can be more costly because you have to keep salting," Williams said."

https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20171031/lincoln-park/snowless-winter-saved-city-1m-overtime-260k-tons-of-salt-last-year

    Snowless Winter Saved City $1M In Overtime, 260K Tons Of Salt Last Year
    CITY HALL - Last year's nearly snowless winter saved the city nearly $1 million - and 260,000 tons of road salt, Streets and Sanitation Commissioner Charles Williams told aldermen Tuesday. "We're ready for the snow," Williams said.
    https://www.dnainfo.com
  • robin in WRP I support a 28th Amendment 4Free & Fair Elections!

    So much copying and pasting. Are you running for alderman?

  • Let's not rejoice too easily--the law of averages means that one excessively snowy and/or icy winter will consume all the savings and salt--and more! Predictions are for another relatively mild 2017-18 winter though. Yea, global warming!

Nov 02

Lost black bag on Spaulding last week

Hello neighbors , I may have lost a black bag on Spaulding between Berwyn and Balmoral last Thursday or Friday morning while changing a tire. If anyone has seen it please let me know, thanks! email me at: jcornolo@yahoo.com

Nov 02

Nov 01

Oct 30

Updated Oct 31

Are there any people here?

Hi, I see that there only crime reports are posted in North Park. Are there are any people here? It would be nice to start conversations and talk about neighborhood news.

Oct 27

    The Bon-Ton Stores | Job Opportunities at The Bon-Ton Stores | Home
    Explore a wide range of career opportunities at The Bon-Ton Stores Inc. Search and apply for jobs in retail, management, marketing, buying and more.
    https://careers.bonton.com

Oct 27

Northtown Garden Society meeting, Thursday, November 2, 7 p.m @ Warren Park

The next meeting of the Northtown Garden Society will be held on Thursday, November 2 at 7 p.m. at Warren Park, 6601 N. Western.

At the meeting, the guest speakers will be Charlotte Adelman and Monica Buckley – advocates for Midwestern native plants and wildlife. For more information, please visit the Garden Society website at www.northtowngardensociety.org.

    NorthtownGardenSociety.org
    When a call was put out to help plant gardens at the Bethany Retirement Home, 4950 N. Ashland, 3 NGS members volunteered their services. Dorothy Bird and Frank and Nancy Jane Lauren helped design, obtain plants and plant the gardens in the courtyard. Their help was greatly appreciated by Bethany managers and residents.
    http://www.northtowngardensociety.org

Oct 27

NEIU Accreditation Reaffirmed by Higher Learning Commission HLC

TO: University Community

FROM: Richard J. Helldobler, Interim President

DATE: October 27, 2017

RE: Our accreditation is reaffirmed by HLC

I am very happy to announce today that Northeastern Illinois University has earned a Reaffirmation of Accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). We will soon issue a press release about this.

Our entire University Community is to be commended for this collective achievement, recognizing our professionalism and dedication to the mission of Northeastern and our students.

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TO: University Community

FROM: Richard J. Helldobler, Interim President

DATE: October 27, 2017

RE: Our accreditation is reaffirmed by HLC

I am very happy to announce today that Northeastern Illinois University has earned a Reaffirmation of Accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). We will soon issue a press release about this.

Our entire University Community is to be commended for this collective achievement, recognizing our professionalism and dedication to the mission of Northeastern and our students.

HLC follows a stringent and exhaustive process to determine whether an institution of higher education receives accreditation or reaffirmation of accreditation. It is based on five criteria that include: mission, institutional effectiveness, teaching, and assessment of student learning. HLC, which accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the North Central region, is scheduled to conduct its next reaffirmation of our accreditation in 2027-2028.

I especially want to thank the following people for the years of hard work and preparation that led to this successful outcome: Maureen Amos, Jennifer Banas, Katrina Bell-Jordan, Emily Booms, John Butler, Ruth (Breckie) Church, Shayne Cofer, Nont Dhiensiri, Craig Duetsch, Charles Funk, Marianne Hanna, Daniel Lopez, Blase Masini, Meagan Mitchell, Kristine Pierre, Asma Raouf, Victoria Roman-Lagunas, Kimberly Sanborn, Barbara Sherry, Dan Weber and Toula Wellbrook

I hope that today's news gives us the hope and optimism we will need to forge ahead and position ourselves for a bright future. All of this, of course, is in service to our students, who we hope will join us as we take pride in this accomplishment.

Oct 26

question about St. Hilary's craft fair (N. Fairfield)

Hi all,
A friend of mine is scheduled to be a vendor on Nov 4 @ St. Hilary's. She's wondering if anyone has done this fair and what the outcome was (good/bad/ good crowd?)

Oct 23

Updated Oct 24

Community discussion on Lincoln Towing

"The commission is weighing whether to take the firm's license because of complaints that range from overcharging drivers and moving cars that are properly parked to invoicing improperly".

https://www.facebook.com/groups/RogersParkNeighborhoodNews/permalink/1456717624404292/

    https://www.facebook.com

Oct 16

Updated Oct 23

Rogue racoons 2100 block of Farragut

Very odd encouter tonight around 8pm with two rather LARGE racoons acting like gansters(wish i was kidding). One climbed out of tree on the South side of farragut and went into someones front yard bushes so me and my dog crossed the street to avoid the thug(he did stare us down). Smart right, or so i thought. As im walking and watching the south side of street, i hear a scrambling of claws on bark directly in front and to...

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Very odd encouter tonight around 8pm with two rather LARGE racoons acting like gansters(wish i was kidding). One climbed out of tree on the South side of farragut and went into someones front yard bushes so me and my dog crossed the street to avoid the thug(he did stare us down). Smart right, or so i thought. As im walking and watching the south side of street, i hear a scrambling of claws on bark directly in front and to the left of me and watched in horror as his bigger and badder partner in crime LANDED RIGHT IN FRONT OF MY DOG on the sidewalk. I sceamed(Im a soprano screamer so glass was breaking somewhere), yanked my dog hard back towards me and watched as this bandit hopped in the air in fear(i think my scream scared him off his plan to eat my dog) and he bolted across the street to meet up with his cohort. At that point i wasn't sure how many more there might be so i yelled my dogs name and said RUN!! We took off like lighting(well at a fast trot), but my dog kept checking behind us to be sure we weren't being followed.....in all seriousness....WATCH OUT. This really happened, and a smaller dog could have been seriously harmed. Please spread the word. DESCRIPTION: Grey body fur, black stripes, black mask around beedy eyes, fat, sharp claws, working in tandem, north and south sides of west farragut, 2100 block(alley going West to Levitt).

  • LP in Lincoln Square.....couldn't agree more!

  • There's a huge raccoon that often chills on the stoop of a building on Argyle and Bell. He's a scowler too. I have not seen him in several months.

Oct 23

Oct 20

Updated Oct 21

New, higher phone taxes replacing beverage tax

Ok, folks. Collective outrage beat back the beverage tax; now let's see what we can do about this new grab on our money. This proposed outrageous tax will really affect everyone. Notice, there are no decreases in city spending.
https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20171020/south-chicago/heres-how-new-tax-on-your-cell-phone-will-affect-you
Here’s How The New Cellphone Tax Will Affect You

  • MB

    The Chicago cell phone tax is not a new tax. The amount of the tax is being increased. This Chicago tax does not replace the Cook County beverage tax. The city and the county are separate taxing bodies. Sweetened beverage consumers who own cell phones would have been subject to both taxes if the Cook County tax had not been repealed.

Oct 21

Oct 18

Updated Oct 19

Looking for a reliable house cleaner in West Ridge

Does anyone have a house cleaner they would recommend local to West Ridge? I am looking for someone honest and reliable. Preferably not paying a company, and paying the cleaner directly.

  • Email pikapikaservices@gmail.com. This is an independent company that will do a thorough job.

  • I have used Maggi Murdza for 10 years . She is the best. 708 267 7901.

  • Melissa Johnson Run a home daycare with evening care.

    I use Clean n Gleam cleaning services. I use her for my house and daycare business. Ty is really good, and reliable. She has a fall special going on currently. The # is 773-432-8877.

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