4 hours ago

Leadership by Example

We need more of this kind of help in the ward...

FROM:http://wgntv.com/2017/11/15/chicago-police-officer-recruits-volunteers-to-help-veteran-renovate-his-newsstand/
CHICAGO -- For the past seven years, Air Force veteran Anthony Johnson has been selling newspapers out of a beaten up stand at the corner of Milwaukee and Faragutt. Chicago Police Lieutenant John Garrido connected with Anthony about a year ago and decided to give Anthony a better place to sell his newspapers.

Garrido posted a Facebook Live video asking for help. Volunteers stepped up, and they spent...

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We need more of this kind of help in the ward...

FROM:http://wgntv.com/2017/11/15/chicago-police-officer-recruits-volunteers-to-help-veteran-renovate-his-newsstand/
CHICAGO -- For the past seven years, Air Force veteran Anthony Johnson has been selling newspapers out of a beaten up stand at the corner of Milwaukee and Faragutt. Chicago Police Lieutenant John Garrido connected with Anthony about a year ago and decided to give Anthony a better place to sell his newspapers.

Garrido posted a Facebook Live video asking for help. Volunteers stepped up, and they spent the last few weeks transforming this stand.

All of this was done with the help of local sponsors like Tony Marino of Marino Jeep. They took Johnson to the local Dick's Sporting Goods and bought Johnson all new winter attire to help him stay warm.

Johnson makes about $120 a week from his newsstand, and most of the time, he's just trying to by. He says he sleeps outdoors more often than indoors. So, John set up a GoFundMe account to help with Anthony's living expenses.

"While this is not a long term fix, our hope is this will give Anthony a chance to get a leg up to take care of himself down the road. We will also look into other resources that may be available to him as a vet," the GoFundMe page says.

Today, the newsstand looks brand new, and artist Peter Bucks is painting two murals on the stand.

The new and improved newsstand will be unveiled Thursday night at 5:30 p.m.
(See story link to vide video)

    Chicago police officer, volunteers help veteran renovate his newsstand
    CHICAGO -- For the past seven years, Air Force veteran Anthony Johnson has been selling newspapers out of a beaten up stand at the corner of Milwaukee and Faragutt. Chicago Police Lieutenant John Garrido connected with Anthony about a year ago and decided to give Anthony a better place to sell his newspapers.
    http://wgntv.com

13 hours ago

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.
    https://chicago.everyblock.com

Jun 16

Updated 23 hours ago

Jeff Park Affordable Housing Opponent John Garrido Caught Violating City Ethics Law

John Garrido (CPD Lt. John Garrido/Former losing 45th Ward aldermanic candidate John Garrido/Leading outspoken opponent of the Jefferson Park affordable housing project John Garrido/(Likely) fake EveryBlock name-user John Garrido) VIOLATED the city's Ethics ordinance, per a report released June 15,2017: See the list of names, John Garrido is number 28, on the list linked from this 6/15/17 City Press Release:
https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/ethics/provdrs/statements_of_financialinterests/news/2017/june/FIS-Viol-2017.html
"June 15, 2017
Employees and Officials Who Did Not Timely File Statements of Financial Interests

Employees and Officials who violated the Ethics Ordinance for failure to timely file 2017 Statements of Financial Interests"

    City of Chicago :: Employees and Officials Who Did Not Timely File Statements of Financial Interests
    Businesses & Professionals Artists & Entertainers Builders Caregivers Contractors Cultural Organizations Developers Educators Existing Businesses Food Service Establishments
    https://www.cityofchicago.org
  • Robert Rohdenburg Activist Citizen

    WGN-TV Story: FROM:http://wgntv.com/2017/11/15/chicago-police-officer-recruits-volunteers-to-help-veteran-renovate-his-newsstand/
    CHICAGO -- For the past seven years, Air Force veteran Anthony Johnson has been selling newspapers out of a beaten up stand at the corner of Milwaukee and Faragutt. Chicago Police Lieutenant John Garrido connected with Anthony about a year ago and decided to give Anthony a...

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    WGN-TV Story: FROM:http://wgntv.com/2017/11/15/chicago-police-officer-recruits-volunteers-to-help-veteran-renovate-his-newsstand/
    CHICAGO -- For the past seven years, Air Force veteran Anthony Johnson has been selling newspapers out of a beaten up stand at the corner of Milwaukee and Faragutt. Chicago Police Lieutenant John Garrido connected with Anthony about a year ago and decided to give Anthony a better place to sell his newspapers.

    Garrido posted a Facebook Live video asking for help. Volunteers stepped up, and they spent the last few weeks transforming this stand.

    All of this was done with the help of local sponsors like Tony Marino of Marino Jeep. They took Johnson to the local Dick's Sporting Goods and bought Johnson all new winter attire to help him stay warm.

    Johnson makes about $120 a week from his newsstand, and most of the time, he's just trying to by. He says he sleeps outdoors more often than indoors. So, John set up a GoFundMe account to help with Anthony's living expenses.

    "While this is not a long term fix, our hope is this will give Anthony a chance to get a leg up to take care of himself down the road. We will also look into other resources that may be available to him as a vet," the GoFundMe page says.

    Today, the newsstand looks brand new, and artist Peter Bucks is painting two murals on the stand.

    The new and improved newsstand will be unveiled Thursday night at 5:30 p.m.
    (See story link to vide video)

  • Robert Rohdenburg Activist Citizen

    Police News story: FROM:https://www.policeone.com/quiet-warrior/articles/459244006-Chicago-cop-leads-effort-to-renovate-struggling-veterans-newsstand/
    Chicago cop leads effort to renovate struggling veteran’s newsstand

    Air Force veteran Anthony Johnson has been selling newspapers from a beat up stand, so Lt. John Garrido decided to assist him

    Nov 15, 2017
    By PoliceOne Staff

    CHICAGO — After a Chicago police officer went on...

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    Police News story: FROM:https://www.policeone.com/quiet-warrior/articles/459244006-Chicago-cop-leads-effort-to-renovate-struggling-veterans-newsstand/
    Chicago cop leads effort to renovate struggling veteran’s newsstand

    Air Force veteran Anthony Johnson has been selling newspapers from a beat up stand, so Lt. John Garrido decided to assist him

    Nov 15, 2017
    By PoliceOne Staff

    CHICAGO — After a Chicago police officer went on Facebook Live asking volunteers to help an Air Force veteran renovate his newsstand, the community answered the call and spent weeks transforming the stand.
    WGN-TV reports that Chicago Police Lt. John Garrido first met veteran Anthony Johnson about a year ago. Johnson has been selling newspapers out of a beaten up newsstand at a local corner for the past seven years. After getting to know the veteran, Garrido decided to lend him a hand and provide him with a better place to sell his newspapers.

    Johnson said he makes about $120 a week from selling newspapers and often has to sleep indoors. So, Garrido also decided to set up a GoFundMe account for the veteran to raise money for living expenses.

    After several weeks of work from volunteers, the veteran’s new and improved newsstand will be unveiled on Thursday night.

    Garrido is no stranger to helping others. He and his wife also run the Garrido Stray Rescue Foundation, which supports “no kill” community coalitions helping cats and dogs find homes. His efforts have helped countless stray pets.

    (Story includes videos, including Lt. John Garrido's "You & Me" show segment.)

Oct 11

Updated 25 hours ago

Disabled Parking Signs Front Of Home

A close friend of mine applied for the Handicapped signs be placed in front of his home. They denied it because they said he has a garage. Well there are three other people on this block that have the signs in front of their homes and each has a 2 1/2 car garage, one on next block same thing! He sent in an appeal and is waiting the results, if he is denied again, then what, The garage he has...

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A close friend of mine applied for the Handicapped signs be placed in front of his home. They denied it because they said he has a garage. Well there are three other people on this block that have the signs in front of their homes and each has a 2 1/2 car garage, one on next block same thing! He sent in an appeal and is waiting the results, if he is denied again, then what, The garage he has is used for storage, 8 people living in the house all fully grown. He said he saw the Dept of Finance van come by on this last Monday, but he was on his way to a Dr's appt and could not stop and talk to the man.

It is a long walk 1 1/2 blocks to get to his house with walker or crutches.
Thank you

  • joanie 20+ year Resident of Jefferson Park

    This entire thread is why I'm not a fan of all the density being pushed in our area. People are at each others throats over parking spaces and taking swipes at the elderly and disabled who may need to park closer to their home.

    Smartypants, I just had my Driver's...

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    This entire thread is why I'm not a fan of all the density being pushed in our area. People are at each others throats over parking spaces and taking swipes at the elderly and disabled who may need to park closer to their home.

    Smartypants, I just had my Driver's License renewed and the State of Illinois requires medical certification for certain medical and disabling conditions. Seniors in the higher age brackets are retested more frequently.

    You don't have MD after your name, let the pros take care of the testing.

  • The convoluted logic in some of these arguments is maddening. Smartypants is leading the pack right now.

6 days ago

Updated 25 hours ago

Any recommendations on medicar?

I broke my ankle and had surgery on it last Monday. I have a dr's appt on the 20th and needless to say, I can't walk and I have 6 steps into and out of my house. I need to call a medicar to get me down the steps and to the dr. Any recommendations on who to call?

Thanks!

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

    Your insurance may cover home care, if it does not cover a private ambulance

  • We found NEWT, NonEmergencywheelchairtransport.com. They have an electric stair chair and do a great job. 630-542-6398

2 days ago

Nov 13

Updated 4 days ago

Sirens/Milwaukee Ave 11pm last night - 12 squad cards

Anyone know what happened last night. at 11pm 12 or more squad cars were ripping down Milwaukee headed South near Montrose.

  • Brushman4 Serving the best since "53"

    Maybe they should open up a marijuana depository with a drive up liquor store and an escort service! That would cover most of the bases.

  • paul in jefferson jefferson park resident

    Not crack use around that area

5 days ago

Nov 12

Updated 5 days ago

Does the Post Office still deliver mail on SATURDAY?

For the last two Saturdays we have had no mail delivered. I have a mis-delivered piece of mail that has been sitting on top of my box since Friday so I know no one has delivered any mail. I am in the 60630 area

May 19

Updated 6 days ago

Radiator removal

Hey people! We need a radiator removed/capped and hauled away. Any/all recommendations appreciated. Thanks!

  • ? Could try Mike @ Father & Son (plumbing/sewer). If he's open to the task, Mike's a great guy and charges reasonably. Highly recommended on EB by Tami* originally -- now us too.
    Address: 3815 W Montrose Ave, Chicago, IL 60618 Phone: (773) 267-7383

  • B! Nice neighbor

    Thanks!

  • Was Mike able to help you with this? We need 6 radiators removed and hauled away. Thanks.

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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May 11

Updated Nov 11

    Ald. Arena pledges to bring 50 CHA units to the ward
    by BRIAN NADIG Alderman John Arena (45th) has pledged to bring 50 Chicago Housing Authority-sponsored apartments to the 45th Ward by the end of his term in the spring of 2019. Arena and six other aldermen recently signed the pledge as part of an effort that they say will help end segregation on the North and Northwest Side.
    http://nadignewspapers.com
  • It would have been totally different if Arena didn't declare war on his constituents. I found out back in April the state wasn't going to fund this fiasco and the more people like RR continue, the less likely 5150 will come to pass.

  • noman50 in this together

    Isn’t it part of Arena’s responsibility to at least make an attempt to sell his aspirational projects to constituents in his ward? You know, work with the people living around here, who have some “skin in the game” on major ideas bubbling up by the powers that be. I would think that if he feels very strongly about an issue he would want to effectively marshal as much public support. Or doesn’t he think this kind of way of governance is possible?

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

Nov 11

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 03

Updated Nov 09

postal service

Suggest people with postal problems email congressman Mike Quigley. His office helped me when I complained about postal employees parking in "No Parking" areas while they walk around delivering mail on our narrow streets, and causing dangerous conditions at intersections.

  • The original post is well meaning but not very effective. The Executive branch, not Congress, is responsible for how US government agencies and department operate. The influence of your local Congressman on the USPS is limited, since all Congress does with the USPS is approve their requests for rate increases...

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    The original post is well meaning but not very effective. The Executive branch, not Congress, is responsible for how US government agencies and department operate. The influence of your local Congressman on the USPS is limited, since all Congress does with the USPS is approve their requests for rate increases and budgets and changes to the days upon which mau[il is delivered.

    The USPS is organised like a private business, which means that the local postmasters are responsible to regional managers and to the independent security group that monitors mail for theft and mishandling, the Postal Inspectors.

    Each post office has service complaint forms which go to the local PO's postmaster. ou keep a paper copy. The online USPS.com website has a similar form which is sent to the office of the Postmaster Generl, and copied to the postal Inspection group and the local postmaster. I recommend the online form because it cannot be intercepted or lost. You can print a copy of your online submission, which gets a tracking number.

  • Regarding paying bills online, many people, including those who use online services are unclear on how it works.

    The way to minimise your chances of identity theft is to limit the number of organizations with whom you voluntarily share personal information. Paying bills is not a leak of the information...

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    Regarding paying bills online, many people, including those who use online services are unclear on how it works.

    The way to minimise your chances of identity theft is to limit the number of organizations with whom you voluntarily share personal information. Paying bills is not a leak of the information needed for identity theft. At most, it can be used in combination with public information to compromise that particular account.

    Whether you physically mail a paper check or have your bank handle the transaction, the information in that transaction is the same. The one easiest to be lost or stolen is USPS mail.

    If you wish to reduce exposure of personal information, do not directly pay bills at each payees site by credit card; have your bank do it. Set up the payments with them, they use direct electronic transfer when possible and send checks at no cost to you when not. Those payments contain the account number that the merchant has assigned to you and the bank's account number, not yours.

    You can use online bank payment services just like writing checks. You can maintain a check register, enter the transaction number and amount assigned to each payment. If a paper check mailed by the bank does not clear within 10 business days, your bankl notifies you. You can print copies of transactions individually, or in groups. Most banks will still mail you a monthly paper statement unless you opt for email.

    When necessary to pay at a website, use Paypal or a similar service, which will not reveal your credit card number to the merchant, or one of the credit cards with 0 liability for online fraud. When possible, using an aggregation site like Amazon, Alibaba or Walmart will let you buy from many merchants while sharing limted crdit card account information only with the aggregator.

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 01

Updated Nov 07

Whats going on at portage park

A neighbor friend was walking through portage park around irving and central and saw a rolled up carpet on the grass. He just about flipped when it moved , a guy was sleeping in carpet.Why so many homeless in park lately can't city help them out?

Nov 06

Updated Nov 07

Found Male Black Lab in Jeff Park

Dog found in Jefferson Park near St. Constance Church (Menard & Strong). He's a very friendly, large black Lab - probably about 90-100 lbs. No collar / tags, but he's obviously missed by someone - he's a sweetheart & knows basic commands. Took him to the Jeff Park police station to scan him for a chip.

Nov 07

  • Permit issued for electric wiring

    REMOVE THE EXISTING CEILING LIGHTS IN THE OFFICES AND REPLACE WITH LED TYPE, RELOCATE SOME OUTLETS, ADD SOME OUTLETS FOR OFFICE EQUIPMENT, ADD SOME CIRCUITS

    5660 N. Elston Ave. Issued November 5, 2017 Comment

Nov 07

Nov 01

Updated Nov 06

Early a.m. to Midway

Visiting guest has to be at Midway for a 6:30 a.m. flight and we can't take him. The quote just doubled on his ride-share app. Anyone know an independently licensed taxi or Lyft/Uber driver that can offer a flat rate to Midway at 5 am?

  • Look B4 you leap ...
    "Jack Sprat" was commonly used for people of small stature in the 16th century

  • Brushman4 Serving the best since "53"

    Also skinny guys with a fat wife!

Oct 29

Updated Nov 05

Doctor recommendation

Hi there, looking for a good general doctor preferably out of Lutheran General who has a good bedside manner. Any suggestions? Thanks

  • I put in Ciszek's name back at the begining of this post with all his info, phone number address, room number, etc. and it is no longer there. So thanks Paul, for putting it in again.

  • Brushman4 Serving the best since "53"

    What's up with that, are you Ciszek's PR firm?

Nov 01

Updated Nov 05

Found dog

Sharing.....let's get him back home!

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.

    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

Oct 30

Updated Nov 03

Praying mantis

Did somebody praying mantis Escape.
If so he’s visiting my house.

  • Jeffrey Littleton 3rd Generation Uptown

    The praying manntis is at the end of its life cycle and basically wandering around aimlessly in a stupor. Normally they lie low..

  • Laughing Hyena What is so funny?

    Hey Jeffrey Littleton,

    Kapow!!!

    Great use of allegory in describing the vacant existance of 45th ward Alderman John "tiny hands" Arena.

    Just to keep you up to date "tiny hands" has recently sought refuge by rolling himself up in a rug in Portage Park according to several reliable sources. His handlers have denyed this but did allow that "tiny hands" believed it to be some sort of magic carpet.

    Abracadabra.

Nov 02

Updated Nov 02

Efforts being made to address issues with students waiting at bus stop at Nagle-Northwest Hwy site

Update: Taft sends message to parents urging that students wait for bus on sidewalk instead of at the gas station. Also, the Number 86 bus can be boarded on Natoma outside of the school instead of at the Nagle-Northwest Hwy intersection. In the past some students have said that they prefer boarding the bus on Nagle because they can buy a snack at the gas station and that the buses on Natoma are too crowded. http://nadignewspapers.com/2017/10/31/concerns-raised-about-students-congregating-at-nagle-northwest-hwy-while-waiting-for-bus/

  • Hey Nadig Newspapers, wait until HH builds that car wash at Gunnison/Nagle. I wonder how the SB 86 Narragansett bus will pickup/drop off students at that NW corner there with cars going in/out during AM and PM rush hour times on school days.

Nov 02

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Oct 27

Updated Nov 01

Condo soundproofing

I need advice from condo dwellers who've attempted to soundproof their condo. How happy are you with the results? Most of my noise is coming from the upstairs neighbor. I can hear their every step, conversations, moving of furniture. It's driving me crazy! Thank you.

  • Jeffrey Littleton 3rd Generation Uptown

    A drop ceiling would help...not always possible but you have few options. If your neighbors had carpeting might help?

  • OParker Native Chicagoan

    Many options depend on the buildings construction type.

Oct 24

Updated Nov 01

Catalytic converters stolen from several vehicles on Chicago’s NW Side

5500-5599 N. Major Ave.

    Catalytic converters stolen from several vehicles on Chicago's NW Side
    CHICAGO -- There are some unhappy car owners in the city's Jefferson Park neighborhood after the catalytic converters were stolen from their vehicles. In all, eight cars were targeted in about five days. The thefts happened in a small area during the night or early morning hours.
    http://wgntv.com

  • Michael McDonough Resident of BelCragin

    Apple 77 your comment of how the theives were raised is exactly the same way my wife would have responded. Yes it's true the parents these days have to stop trying to be their childs best friend and be the parent.This kind of theft is even happening where l live in the Belcragin neighborhood and it's totally getting worse.

  • Michael McDonough it is sad and yeah they should stop being there friend if they are even that these days. Seems they are just raising them to be disrespectful and to take from people because hey if you want it and can’t work for it they deserve to give it to you or take it. They don’t show love or even know love even to there own child/children they earn respect by being the best “hustler” I am starting
    To think in some families. Just sad !!

Oct 29

Updated Oct 31

These shootings need to stop.

Maybe we can think of a way to help with violence also besides getting 50 posts about housing from one person.

http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/crime/7-people-wounded-in-chicago-shootings-in-weekends-first-12-hours

    3-year-old boy among 16 shot, 1 fatally, in Chicago weekend violence
    CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) - A 3-year-old boy was among 16 people shot, one fatally, in separate incidents across Chicago since Friday evening. The boy was shot and seriously wounded about 12:30 a.m. Sunday while traveling in the back seat of a car in the Washington Park neighborhood on the South Side.
    http://www.fox32chicago.com
  • Brushman4 Serving the best since "53"

    Or maybe standing in front of them so they'll feel protected after all do you expect them to go after gang bangers with only their guns, mace, tasers, and bulletproof vests?
    They are too lazy or stupid to fill out incident reports, so they just let the gangs do what they please!

  • @Brushman: well, Brushman does make a point although I'd word it differently. I'd say, "In todays political climate any Police Officer who does one bit more than eat his doughnut and collect his paycheck is too stupid to be a Policeman."

Oct 31

Oct 28

    John Garrido
    Please Share: Found at Addison and Linder. No tags, no chip. Running with another dog that got away. Please have the owner call the 16th District at 312-742-4480. Must show proof of Ownership.
    https://m.facebook.com

Oct 28

  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    TUCK POINTING REPAIR WORK, 100 SQUARE FEET OF FACE BRICK REMOVAL AND REPLACEMENT, INTERIOR DROP CEILING REMOVAL AND REPLACEMENT AND 100 SQUARE FEET OF INTERIOR DAMAGED DRYWALL REPAIR. NO ELECTRICAL UNDER THIS PERMIT. ALL WORK SAME AS EXISTING. NO STRUCTURAL WORK. SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS.

    5660 N. Elston Ave. Issued October 26, 2017 Comment

Oct 28

Sep 13

Updated Oct 27

    Changes along Central Avenue, from Montrose t... (media mention)
    Higgins, is scheduled to begin tomorrow. The proposed changes include bump outs at Central &Giddings, Central & Leland, and Central & Ainslie. A designated bike lane will be installed from Goodman to Gunnison, and... ...to begin tomorrow. The proposed changes include bump outs at Central &Giddings, Central & Leland, and Central & Ainslie.
    http://chicago.everyblock.com
  • i agree completely that the traffic light timing needs to be evaluated and it'll help further, but it's also a fine line to tread.

    the snags that i've experienced during rush hour recently are hardly any worse than those i experienced when i took the same route for 7 years prior to moving a mile and a half south on Central. I definitely feel that the increased traffic is being overstated. maybe we were at different periods of rush hour. YMMV apparently.

  • Email the Alderman, they are very understanding and are also aware of having to do another survey once the Starbucks is put in

Oct 23

Updated Oct 27

2 Teens Charged With Stealing Newspaper Delivery Driver’s Car With 2 Kids Inside

The suspects sped off and headed east on Bryn Mawr, but eventually left it in an alley a few blocks away, near Central and Catalpa avenues.

This article has 1 other Chicago location (Show)

The suspects apparently were tracked to a home about a mile away, near Foster and Laramie avenues.

    2 Teens Charged With Stealing Newspaper Delivery Driver's Car With 2 Kids Inside
    CHICAGO (CBS) - Two teenagers have been charged with stealing a newspaper delivery driver's vehicle while the man's children were in the back seat on Saturday. The driver and his children are okay, and the suspects were arrested a short time after stealing the car.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

  • Some pretty harsh responses here - geesh. If he left the kids home alone and something happened he'd be crucified for that too - can't win.

    Some people need to work two jobs to make ends meet and delivering papers on a Sat morning may be something that fits best...

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    Some pretty harsh responses here - geesh. If he left the kids home alone and something happened he'd be crucified for that too - can't win.

    Some people need to work two jobs to make ends meet and delivering papers on a Sat morning may be something that fits best w/ his schedule, as he obviously is watching the kids. I gotta believe that no one would choose to get up earlier than 8 am on a Sat to deliver papers with their kids - which means pulling them out of bed early, which is NO fun, trust me - without a really good reason. As as for a paper boy job - if it's for the Tribune, paper subscribers are so hit and miss now-a-days that it is not feasible to just deliver all in one neighborhood as we think of a traditional paper route. He probably covers a lot of miles driving to all his stops. Plus, those papers are pretty large and heavy - esp the Sunday edition. No way any kid is gonna be riding a bike or walking with all those in a bag.

    I wonder if he's thought about getting a valet key made so he can lock the car, yet leave it running.

  • Mute Mute Me

    Poor guy! I'm sure he's just a victim and not suffering the consequences of poor
    decisions. I'm sure he had a
    great job before he decided it was a good idea to have kids! I'm sure he had a very good reason for leaving that cars keys in the ignition!...

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    Poor guy! I'm sure he's just a victim and not suffering the consequences of poor
    decisions. I'm sure he had a
    great job before he decided it was a good idea to have kids! I'm sure he had a very good reason for leaving that cars keys in the ignition!

    Having a victim mentality is no different that victim blaming. We are all making assumptions.

    Fact is he did break the law.

    Fact is only one of the three is charged with two misdemeanor counts of child endangerment and its not the father! Why?!

Oct 25

Updated Oct 27

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