2 days ago

Updated 16 hours ago

Any Girl Scout Cookies left?

I sure would like 2 Shortbread, 1 Thin Mint and 1 Trios. All or none. Pretty please with sugar on top !

36 hours ago

The next primary election is March 20! Regis...

The next primary election is March 20! Register to vote OR vote early March 5 - March 19 at the North Park Village Administrative Building at 5801 N Pulaski. More information on voting, as well as additional locations and dates for early voting and registration, on the website for the Chicago Board of Election website.

    Board of Election Commissioners for the City of Chicago
    Participating Serving as a Judge of Election Serving as an Election Coordinator Serving as a Voter Registrar Serving as a Poll Watcher Running for Office Petition Filing/Objection Information Offices on the Ballots District Precinct Schedules General Information Frequently Asked Questions Key Dates/Fast Facts Referenda/Local Options on Alcohol Sale Ward Maps & Aldermen Election-Related Links
    https://chicagoelections.com

4 days ago

Use your voice! Register to vote OR vote ear...

Use your voice! Register to vote OR vote early March 5 - March 19 for the March 20 Primary Election. In the 39th Ward, you can complete these actions at the North Park Village Administrative Building at 5801 N Pulaski. Learn more on the website for the Chicago Board of Election website.

    Board of Election Commissioners for the City of Chicago
    Participating Serving as a Judge of Election Serving as an Election Coordinator Serving as a Voter Registrar Serving as a Poll Watcher Running for Office Petition Filing/Objection Information Offices on the Ballots District Precinct Schedules General Information Frequently Asked Questions Key Dates/Fast Facts Referenda/Local Options on Alcohol Sale Ward Maps & Aldermen Election-Related Links
    https://chicagoelections.com

5 days ago

Read All About It! FAiR Newsletter February 2018 is Out - Jet Noise and Health

Greetings My Neighbors,

Sharing this with you from the Fair Allocation in Runways (FAiR) Coalition. The lead story is about the impact of airplane noise on and in our lives.

JET NOISE AND HEALTH

Chicago and suburban residents under the O’Hare flight paths currently experience jet noise in the range of 65 - 110 decibels on a 24/7 basis. Those living immediately adjacent to the boundary of O’Hare, like the residents of Park Ridge, Bensenville, and the 41st Ward, experience noise levels close to 120 decibels (the sound at which aircraft take off).

https://www.fairchicago.org/single-post/2018/02/18/FEBRUARY-NEWSLETTER-PART-2

    Fair Allocation In Runways | Chicago | Fair
    FAiR Allocation In Runways; Improving the quality of life in Chicagoland and NW Indiana neighborhoods negatively impacted by aviation changes.
    https://www.fairchicago.org

Feb 15

Half-Staffing of the US Flag: Honoring the Fallen - Chicago Police Commander Paul Bauer

The Department of Central Management Services has received notice from
Governor Bruce Rauner that all persons or entities covered by the Illinois Flag Display Act are to fly the flags at half-staff in honor of:

Chicago Police Commander Paul Bauer

Please lower the United States flags and the State flags at all buildings occupied by your agency's personnel from:

Sunrise: Thursday, February 15, 2018 until
Sunset: Saturday, February 17, 2018

Unable to lower your flag? 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 picture)

Feb 15

Half-staffing of the United States Flag honoring the victims of the tragedy in Parkland, Florida

Presidential Proclamation Honoring the Victims of the Tragedy in Parkland, Florida

Our Nation grieves with those who have lost loved ones in the shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. As a mark of solemn respect for the victims of the terrible act of violence perpetrated on February 14, 2018, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby...

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Presidential Proclamation Honoring the Victims of the Tragedy in Parkland, Florida

Our Nation grieves with those who have lost loved ones in the shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. As a mark of solemn respect for the victims of the terrible act of violence perpetrated on February 14, 2018, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, February 19, 2018. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same length of time at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.

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

DONALD J. TRUMP

Unable to lower your flag? 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 picture)

Feb 15

Have your say! The next primary election is ...

Have your say! The next primary election is on March 20. You can register to vote or vote early in the 39th ward at North Park Village Administrative Bldg (5801 N Pulaski) March 5 - 19. More information (including other sites) on the Chicago Board of Elections website.

    Board of Election Commissioners for the City of Chicago
    Participating Serving as a Judge of Election Serving as an Election Coordinator Serving as a Voter Registrar Serving as a Poll Watcher Running for Office Petition Filing/Objection Information Offices on the Ballots District Precinct Schedules General Information Frequently Asked Questions Key Dates/Fast Facts Referenda/Local Options on Alcohol Sale Ward Maps & Aldermen Election-Related Links
    https://chicagoelections.com

Feb 14

Lawn Care

What is the average cost people pay to have their lawn mowed every two weeks? We currently pay $40, plus the cost of fertilizer once a month. I would also love recommendations for a lawn care company. Thank you!!

Feb 10

Updated Feb 14

Why is Dibs a thing ?

Why is it so that is now an unwritten rule that people can put their furniture to reserve public property ? We all know that we can't all do that, and it's always the same people, the folks that feel like they are entitled to things. We got like 1 foot of snow, nobody has shoveled the street, all the spots are their due to cars that were there during the snowfall, yet immediately 5-6 spots had furniture on them....

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Why is it so that is now an unwritten rule that people can put their furniture to reserve public property ? We all know that we can't all do that, and it's always the same people, the folks that feel like they are entitled to things. We got like 1 foot of snow, nobody has shoveled the street, all the spots are their due to cars that were there during the snowfall, yet immediately 5-6 spots had furniture on them.
It amazes me that some people think that only because they put a chair on the street I will park a block away from my house when I get back from work. This might've been an OK practice back in the day when most people had decent values, but nowadays you only get the douche-bags in society abuse these thoughtless, unwritten rules.
I don't understand why the city can't start enforcing the actual regulations and toss furniture off public property and issue litter tickets to people that won't comply.
And yes, I can kinda understand it if we got the same blizzard as several years ago, but for 1 foot of snow...seriously ? Just park like the rest of your neighbors and if you have to shovel for 5 min - big deal...

Feb 11

Updated Feb 13

Dibs

Well here's the thing I am 65 shoveled out my spot and have one car not 5 or 6 like many so I think it only fair the city does give you a warning and th garbage men will pick up stuff on the street after a resonable amount of time I do have a garage but no way I could get through the alley I would rather be in the garage so I did not also have to clean off my car plus I ran my snow blower down my whole block so my parking spot is my reward

  • i know what you mean about the alley, the ruts are so bad people are always getting stuck, plus there is no where to put the snow, esp. if you are in the middle of the block.
    You think the city could eventually go plow thru the alley in snow storms over 8".

  • Brushman4 Serving the best since "53"

    The city says no plowing of alleys, because doing so would collapse garage doors! Just hire someone with a backhoe and open trailer and have them haul the snow out of there.

Feb 10

Updated Feb 10

Need snow remover

My guy went AWOL and would like to find someone to pick up remainder of winter for residence shoveling in Gladstone Park. Is anyone available today?

  • We live in Old Norwood and have an excellent fellow. He handles our lawn service and snow removal, as well as our neighbor's. His name is Jorge, 773 491-5379

Feb 08

Have your say! The next primary election is ...

Have your say! The next primary election is on March 20. You can register to vote or vote early in the 39th ward at North Park Village Administrative Bldg (5801 N Pulaski) March 5 - 19. More information (including other sites) on the Chicago Board of Elections website.

    Board of Election Commissioners for the City of Chicago
    Participating Serving as a Judge of Election Serving as an Election Coordinator Serving as a Voter Registrar Serving as a Poll Watcher Running for Office Petition Filing/Objection Information Offices on the Ballots District Precinct Schedules General Information Frequently Asked Questions Key Dates/Fast Facts Referenda/Local Options on Alcohol Sale Ward Maps & Aldermen Election-Related Links
    https://chicagoelections.com

Feb 07

Feb 05

February 2, 2018 Update

Sat., Feb 3, 6-7:30 pm, North Park Nature Center, 5801 N. Pulaski.The Citizens Utility Board hosts a Home Energy Savings & Sustainability Workshop. Free.

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St. John’s Episcopal Church will host their annual Mardi Gras Party on Saturday, February 3, at 6:00 pm at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 3857 N. Kostner.

I hop you’ll take the opportunity, if you are able, to help further democracy and serve as an election judge. Apply online or download an application for this personally rewarding job at the Board of Election website, or pick up an application in my office, 4754 N. Milwaukee.

Applications to become a Chicago Police Officer will be open through February 28. The exam will be on Saturday, May 5, at McCormick Place, 2301 S. King Dr.

Liberty Tax Service, 4900 W. Irving Park, has partnered with the Irving Park Community Food Pantry, 3801 N. Keeler, again this tax season as a way to give back to our community.

Liberty Tax Service, 4900 W. Irving Park, has partnered with the Irving Park Community Food Pantry, 3801 N. Keeler, again this tax season as a way to give back to our community.

The village meeting will take place on Wednesday, February 21, from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Portage Park Senior Center, 4100 N. Long. If you have any questions ahead of the meeting, feel free to contact Sean Dolan at 312-744-9022 or atsean.dolan@cityofchicago.org.

The Schurz High School boys’ basketball team has been invited to play at the United Center, 1901 W. Madison, at 2:00 pm on Saturday, February 10.

The event is on Saturday, February 10, from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm in the recreation gym at the school, 4140 W. Addison. Tickets cost $25 per person and a table can seat up to 8. Registration forms are available at my website.

Students will meet in the community room at the 17th District Police Station, 4650 N. Pulaski, every Thursday from 4:00 to 5:00 pm.

Wilbur Wright College, 4300 N. Narragansett

Mather’s – Portage Park, 3235 N. Central

Mathers – Norwood Park, 7134 W. Higgins

The Department of Procurement Services (DPS) is hosting a construction summit on Wednesday, February 7, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the JLM Center, 2622 W. Jackson.

Tue., Feb 6, 7 pm,Independence Park Bungalow, 3900 N. Hamlin.Join neighbors to learn how you can participate in supporting your neighborhood at the monthlyGIPNA Board Meeting. Free. 

Wed., Feb 7, 10:15-11 am,Jefferson Park Branch, 5363 W. Lawrence. Join in on the fun duringPreschool Story Time. Stories, rhymes, songs, STEAM activities, and crafts. 3-5 years old. More info: 312-744-1998. Free.

Wed., Feb 7, 1:15-2:15 pm,Portage-Cragin Branch, 5108 W. Belmont. The Portage-Cragin Branch hosts a three-week series of beginner classes focused around learning digital tools. This class will focus onUsing a Mouse and Keyboard. Register: 312-744-0152. Free.

Thur., Feb 8, 12-1:30 pm, Cook County Elder Justice Center, 50 W. Washington, Courtroom 2005.The senior enrichment seminar series hosts aNavigating Foreclosure: What Happens When You Get Served with Foreclosure Papers? seminar. RSVP: 312-603-9233. Free.

Sat., Feb 10, 9:30 am, Austin-Irving Library, Community Room, 6100 W. Irving Park, 2nd Floor. Join fellow gardeners and neighbors for thePortage Park Garden Club’sfirst meeting of...

Sat., Feb 10, 7:30 pm, St. Robert Bellarmine School, Kernaghan Hall, 4646 N. Austin.Adults ages 21 and older are invited to St. Robert Bellarmine’sBingo Blast. 14 games...

Mon., Feb 12, 7 pm, Irving Park Baptist Church, Basement, 4401 W. Irving Park.Meet neighbors and discuss how to improve your community during the Old Irving Park Association meeting. Free.

Wed., Feb 14, 7 pm, Dunham Park, 4638 N. Melvina. Learn what you can do about crime during the 1622 beat meeting. Find your beat at the 45th ward map. More info: 312-742-4521.Free.

Wed., Feb 14, 7 pm, Athletic Park, Fieldhouse, 3546 W. Addison.Learn what you can do about crime during the1732-1733 beat meeting. Find your beat at the45th ward map. More info: 312-742-4588. Free.

Thur., Feb 22, 7 pm, St. Bartholomew, Krueger Hall, 4910 W. Addison.Learn what you can do about crime during the1634 beat meeting. Find your beat at the45th ward map. More info: 312-742-4521. Free.

Sun., Feb 25, 5-7 pm, Irving Park Lutheran Church, Gym, 4100 N. Harding. Support the local non-profit Carlson Community Services during aSoup & Bread Benefit. More info: online.Donations accepted.

Tue., Feb 27, 7 pm, Pasta D’Arte, 6311 N. Milwaukee. Meet neighbors and get involved in the community during theGladstone Park Neighborhood Associationmonthly meeting.Free.

Wed., Feb 28, 7 pm,Congregational Church of Jefferson Park, Basement Auditorium, 5320 W. Giddings.Meet neighbors and discuss how to improve your community during theJefferson Park Neighborhood Associationmonthly meeting...

    February 2, 2018 Update
    Dear Neighbor, St. John's Episcopal Church will host their annual Mardi Gras Party on Saturday, February 3, at 6:00 pm at St. John's Episcopal Church, 3857 N. Kostner. Just $30 will give you access to an evening full of delight. The Cajun Connoisseur will be dishing up Nor Orleans cuisine followed with festive music from Joe Lill.
    http://ward45.org

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Jan 12

Updated Jan 25

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.

  • Mail is delivered by the address, NOT by the name. If the address is yours, even if the name is wrong, they HAVE to put it in your mailbox by law.

Jan 24

Updated Jan 25

Craft Beaver on Montrose is closing

Craft Beaver on Montrose is closing.

http://mailchi.mp/craftybeaver/paint-clearance-at-montrose-store?e=c6d90ff333

Wasn't some kind of building construction proposed for this location?

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  • Brushman4 Serving the best since "53"

    I guess the Beav isn't that crafty anymore? Any word on how Wally is doing, what about Eddie Haskell?

  • HarleyGrrl Why YES! People actually DO live on Clark St!

    as long as the one on Lawrence stays open - prefer them to any big box!

Jan 24

Jan 17

Updated Jan 22

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.

  • Phill "Obama wants to know everything"

    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.

  • @Phil: Right on! Is EveryBlock becoming part of the Fake News network? If a comment does not conform to their agenda it's deleted? Of course I suspect no one will see this because it also will be deleted. We'll see.

Jan 16

Updated Jan 20

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.

Jan 20

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!

Jan 19

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Jan 18

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.

Jan 17

Jan 15

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 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 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 "Obama wants to know everything"

    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 08

Jan 04

Updated Jan 05

Recycling gone?

Has anyone noticed our recycling bins not being picked up in the last month?

I've seen our Streets ans Sanitation crew, collecting the regular bins, yet every time they come, no recycling is ever picked up.

I had called Laurino's office an submitted a report, but wonder if this is a widespread issue.

  • We had this problem last year around the holidays. I too called Laurino's office. They said they'd call them, but also gave me this number to call: Waste Management (630) 652-9241. Hope this helps!

  • Friday, 5 January recycling truck just made a pickup by me

Dec 28

Updated Jan 04

Where have all the Restaurants gone?

What's become of all our old favorite restaurants? In the last few years we've lost the Blue Angel (Milwaukee & Central), Jack's (Touhy), Whistlers (Devon), Sally's (Harlem) and now Sander's (Touhy & Central) has closed. Why?

Jan 04

Jan 02

City of Chicago Annual Tree Recyling Program

• North Park Village*, 5801 N. Pulaski Rd.

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• Bessemer Park, 8930 S. Muskegon Ave.

• Clark Park, 3400 N. Rockwell St.

• Forestry Site*, 900 E. 103rd St.

• Garfield Park, 100 N. Central Park Ave.

• Grant Park, 900 S. Columbus Dr.

• Kennedy Park, 2427 W. 113th St.

• Kelvyn Park, 4438 W. Wrightwood Ave.

• Lake Meadows Park, 3117 S. Rhodes Ave.

• Margate Park*, 4921 N. Marine Dr.

• Marquette Park, 6700 S. Kedzie Ave.

• McKinley Park, 2210 W. Pershing Rd.

• Mt. Greenwood Park*, 3721 W. 111th St.

• Norwood Park, 5801 N. Natoma Ave.

• Portage Park, 4100 N. Long Ave.

• Riis Park, 6201 W. Wrightwood Ave.

• Sheridan Park, 910 S. Aberdeen St.

• Walsh Park, 1722 N. Ashland

• Warren Park*, 6601 N. Western Ave.

• Wentworth Park, 5701 S. Narragansett Ave.

• West Chatham Park, 8223 S. Princeton

    City of Chicago Annual Tree Recyling Program - RNRA Chicago
    The Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation (DSS), in partnership with the Chicago Park District, announced that the City's annual holiday tree recycling program will run from Saturday, January 6 through Saturday, January 20, 2018, at 25 locations citywide.
    http://rnrachicago.org

Jan 02

please recycle your Christmas tree

...Drive and Fullerton Avenue, Margate Park at 4921 N. Marine Drive, , North Park Village at 5801 N. Pulaski,Warren Park at 6601 N. Western Ave.,  Bessemer Park, 8930 S. Muskegon Ave. Clark Park...

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Kennedy Park, 2427 W. 113th St. , Mount Greenwood Park at 3721 W. 111th St., the city’s forestry site at 900...

Kennedy Park, 2427 W. 113th St. , Mount Greenwood Park at 3721 W. 111th St., the city’s forestry site at 900 E. 103rd St., Lincoln Park at Cannon Drive...

...St. , Mount Greenwood Park at 3721 W. 111th St., the city’s forestry site at 900 E. 103rd St., Lincoln Park at Cannon Drive and Fullerton Avenue, Margate Park at 4921 N. Marine Drive...

...900 E. 103rd St., Lincoln Park at Cannon Drive and Fullerton Avenue, Margate Park at 4921 N. Marine Drive, , North Park Village at 5801 N. Pulaski,Warren Park at 6601 N. Western Ave.,  Bessemer...

...at 4921 N. Marine Drive, , North Park Village at 5801 N. Pulaski,Warren Park at 6601 N. Western Ave.,  Bessemer Park, 8930 S. Muskegon Ave. Clark Park, 3400 N. Rockwell St. Garfield Park, 100...

...Park Village at 5801 N. Pulaski,Warren Park at 6601 N. Western Ave.,  Bessemer Park, 8930 S. Muskegon Ave. Clark Park, 3400 N. Rockwell St. Garfield Park, 100 N. Central Park Ave. Grant Park...

...Warren Park at 6601 N. Western Ave.,  Bessemer Park, 8930 S. Muskegon Ave. Clark Park, 3400 N. Rockwell St. Garfield Park, 100 N. Central Park Ave. Grant Park, 900 S. Columbus Drive Kelvyn Park...

...Ave.,  Bessemer Park, 8930 S. Muskegon Ave. Clark Park, 3400 N. Rockwell St. Garfield Park, 100 N. Central Park Ave. Grant Park, 900 S. Columbus Drive Kelvyn Park, 4438 W. Wrightwood Ave. Lake Meadows Park...

...Garfield Park, 100 N. Central Park Ave. Grant Park, 900 S. Columbus Drive Kelvyn Park, 4438 W. Wrightwood Ave. Lake Meadows Park, 3117 S. Rhodes Ave. Marquette Park, 6700 S. Kedzie Ave. McKinley Park...

...Grant Park, 900 S. Columbus Drive Kelvyn Park, 4438 W. Wrightwood Ave. Lake Meadows Park, 3117 S. Rhodes Ave. Marquette Park, 6700 S. Kedzie Ave. McKinley Park, 2210 W. Pershing Road West Chatham Park...

...Kelvyn Park, 4438 W. Wrightwood Ave. Lake Meadows Park, 3117 S. Rhodes Ave. Marquette Park, 6700 S. Kedzie Ave. McKinley Park, 2210 W. Pershing Road West Chatham Park, 8223 S. Princeton Ave. North Park...

...Marquette Park, 6700 S. Kedzie Ave. McKinley Park, 2210 W. Pershing Road West Chatham Park, 8223 S. Princeton Ave. North Park Village, 5801 N. Pulaski Road Norwood Park, 5801 N. Natoma Ave. Portage Park...

...Chatham Park, 8223 S. Princeton Ave. North Park Village, 5801 N. Pulaski Road Norwood Park, 5801 N. Natoma Ave. Portage Park, 4100 N. Long Ave. Riis Park, 6201 W. Wrightwood Ave. Sheridan Park, 910...

...North Park Village, 5801 N. Pulaski Road Norwood Park, 5801 N. Natoma Ave. Portage Park, 4100 N. Long Ave. Riis Park, 6201 W. Wrightwood Ave. Sheridan Park, 910 S. Aberdeen St. Walsh Park, 1722...

...Road Norwood Park, 5801 N. Natoma Ave. Portage Park, 4100 N. Long Ave. Riis Park, 6201 W. Wrightwood Ave. Sheridan Park, 910 S. Aberdeen St. Walsh Park, 1722 N. Ashland Ave. and Wentworth Park...

...Ave. Portage Park, 4100 N. Long Ave. Riis Park, 6201 W. Wrightwood Ave. Sheridan Park, 910 S. Aberdeen St. Walsh Park, 1722 N. Ashland Ave. and Wentworth Park, 5701 S. Narragansett Ave...

...Ave. Riis Park, 6201 W. Wrightwood Ave. Sheridan Park, 910 S. Aberdeen St. Walsh Park, 1722 N. Ashland Ave. and Wentworth Park, 5701 S. Narragansett Ave...

...Sheridan Park, 910 S. Aberdeen St. Walsh Park, 1722 N. Ashland Ave. and Wentworth Park, 5701 S. Narragansett Ave.

    please recycle your Christmas tree
    If you bought a real tree this year, please consider holding onto it until 1/8 and then taking it for recycling. If you do this, it will be chipped and used for mulch instead of taking up space in a landfill. Full news story here. Locations include: Kennedy Park, 2427 W.
    http://ridge99.blogspot.com

Jan 01

Chicago Christmas Tree Recycling

North Park Village: 5801 N. Pulaski Rd.*

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Bessemer Park: 8930 S. Muskegon Ave.

Clark Park: 3400 N. Rockwell Ave.

Forestry Site: 900 E. 103rd St.*

Garfield Park: 100 N. Central Park Ave.

Grant Park: 900 S. Columbus Dr.

Kennedy Park: 2427 W. 113th St.

Kelvyn Park: 4438 W. Wrightwood Ave.

Lake Meadows Park: 3117 S. Rhodes Ave.

Margate Park: 4921 N. Marine Dr.*

Marquette Park: 6700 S. Kedzie Ave.

McKinley Park: 2210 W. Pershing Rd.

Mt. Greenwood Park: 3721 W. 111th St.*

Norwood Park: 5801 N. Natoma Ave.

Portage Park: 4100 N. Long Ave.

Riis Park: 6201 W. Wrightwood Ave.

Sheridan Park: 910 S. Aberdeen St.

Walsh Park: 1722 N Ashland Ave

Warren Park: 6601 N. Western Ave.*

Wentworth Park: 5701 S. Narragansett Ave.

West Chatham Park: 8223 S Princeton

    Chicago Christmas Tree Recycling
    If your tree is starting to look like it should star in a Charlie Brown special, it's probably time to take it down. Don't just throw it in the alley, though. Recycle it! The City of Chicago has 25 recycling locations where you can drop off your not-so-evergreen from January 6, 2018, through January 20, 2018.
    https://chicago.thelocaltourist.com

Jan 01

Dec 30

Where to Recycle your 2017 Christmas Tree for FREE in Chicago in Jan 2018

North Park Village*, 5801 N. Pulaski Rd.

This article has 19 other Chicago locations (Show)

Bessemer Park, 8930 S. Muskegon Ave.

Clark Park, 3400 N. Rockwell St.

Forestry Site*, 900 E. 103rd St.

Garfield Park, 100 N. Central Park Ave.

Grant Park, 900 S. Columbus Dr.

Kennedy Park, 2427 W. 113th St.

Kelvyn Park, 4438 W. Wrightwood Ave.

Lake Meadows Park, 3117 S. Rhodes Ave.

Margate Park*, 4921 N. Marine Dr.

Marquette Park, 6700 S. Kedzie Ave.

McKinley Park, 2210 W. Pershing Rd.

Mt. Greenwood Park*, 3721 W. 111th St.

Norwood Park, 5801 N. Natoma Ave.

Portage Park, 4100 N. Long Ave.

Riis Park, 6201 W. Wrightwood Ave.

Sheridan Park, 910 S. Aberdeen St.

Warren Park*, 6601 N. Western Ave.

Wentworth Park, 5701 S. Narragansett Ave.

West Chatham Park, 8223 S. Princeton

    Where to Recycle your 2017 Christmas Tree for FREE in Chicago in Jan 2018
    Beginning on Wednesday, January 6, 2018, Chicagoans will be able to drop off their used, real holiday trees for free Christmas tree recycling at any one of 25 sites through Wednesday, January 20, 2015. Trees dropped off at any of the 25 locations will be ground into fragrant mulch
    http://chicagofree.info

Dec 28

Updated Dec 28

How to recycle your Christmas tree

North Park Village, 5801 N. Pulaski Road

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...locations beginning Jan. 8: Lincoln Park at Cannon Drive and Fullerton Avenue, Margate Park at 4921 N. Marine Drive, Mount Greenwood Park at 3721 W. 111th St., North Park Village at 5801 N. Pulaski...

...Drive and Fullerton Avenue, Margate Park at 4921 N. Marine Drive, Mount Greenwood Park at 3721 W. 111th St., North Park Village at 5801 N. Pulaski Raod, Warren Park at 6601 N. Western Ave...

...3721 W. 111th St., North Park Village at 5801 N. Pulaski Raod, Warren Park at 6601 N. Western Ave., and the city’s forestry site at 900 E. 103rd St...

...Raod, Warren Park at 6601 N. Western Ave., and the city’s forestry site at 900 E. 103rd St.

Bessemer Park, 8930 S. Muskegon Ave.

Clark Park, 3400 N. Rockwell St.

Garfield Park, 100 N. Central Park Ave.

Grant Park, 900 S. Columbus Drive

Kennedy Park, 2427 W. 113th St.

Kelvyn Park, 4438 W. Wrightwood Ave.

Lake Meadows Park, 3117 S. Rhodes Ave.

Marquette Park, 6700 S. Kedzie Ave.

McKinley Park, 2210 W. Pershing Road

West Chatham Park, 8223 S. Princeton Ave.

Norwood Park, 5801 N. Natoma Ave.

Portage Park, 4100 N. Long Ave.

Riis Park, 6201 W. Wrightwood Ave.

Sheridan Park, 910 S. Aberdeen St.

Walsh Park, 1722 N. Ashland Ave.

Wentworth Park, 5701 S. Narragansett Ave.

    How to recycle your Christmas tree
    Now that the holidays are over, it's time to get rid of the festive decorations, including the Christmas tree. Residents looking to recycle their trees will have to haul them to one of 25 city locations - mainly Chicago Park District sites - from Jan. 6 through Jan. 20.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

  • MandaLeigh Here I Is.

    We used to always have a neighborhood bonfire with the trees, which was a lot of fun, but ya, guess that wouldn't fly in the city.

Dec 28

How to recycle your Christmas tree

North Park Village, 5801 N. Pulaski Road

This article has 20 other Chicago locations (Show)

...locations beginning Jan. 8: Lincoln Park at Cannon Drive and Fullerton Avenue, Margate Park at 4921 N. Marine Drive, Mount Greenwood Park at 3721 W. 111th St., North Park Village at 5801 N. Pulaski...

...Drive and Fullerton Avenue, Margate Park at 4921 N. Marine Drive, Mount Greenwood Park at 3721 W. 111th St., North Park Village at 5801 N. Pulaski Raod, Warren Park at 6601 N. Western Ave...

...3721 W. 111th St., North Park Village at 5801 N. Pulaski Raod, Warren Park at 6601 N. Western Ave., and the city’s forestry site at 900 E. 103rd St...

...Raod, Warren Park at 6601 N. Western Ave., and the city’s forestry site at 900 E. 103rd St.

Bessemer Park, 8930 S. Muskegon Ave.

Clark Park, 3400 N. Rockwell St.

Garfield Park, 100 N. Central Park Ave.

Grant Park, 900 S. Columbus Drive

Kennedy Park, 2427 W. 113th St.

Kelvyn Park, 4438 W. Wrightwood Ave.

Lake Meadows Park, 3117 S. Rhodes Ave.

Marquette Park, 6700 S. Kedzie Ave.

McKinley Park, 2210 W. Pershing Road

West Chatham Park, 8223 S. Princeton Ave.

Norwood Park, 5801 N. Natoma Ave.

Portage Park, 4100 N. Long Ave.

Riis Park, 6201 W. Wrightwood Ave.

Sheridan Park, 910 S. Aberdeen St.

Walsh Park, 1722 N. Ashland Ave.

Wentworth Park, 5701 S. Narragansett Ave.

    How to recycle your Christmas tree
    Now that the holidays are over, it's time to get rid of the festive decorations, including the Christmas tree. Residents looking to recycle their trees will have to haul them to one of 25 city locations - mainly Chicago Park District sites - from Jan. 6 through Jan. 20.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Dec 28

Christmas Tree Recycling

5801 N. Pulaski Rd

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6601 N. Western Ave

    Christmas Tree Recycling
    This year's Christmas Tree Recycling Program runs January 6th thru 20th at parks across the City. Once collected, the trees will be shredded into mulch that's used in local parks to protect and nourish plants and soil. Some of the mulch from this program is also made available to Chicago residents free of charge, on a first come - first served basis.
    http://www.aldermanoconnor.com

Dec 28

12/30: Free Meditation Session at North Park ...

12/30: Free Meditation Session at North Park Village Enjoy a FREE mindful meditation session this Saturday, December 30, from 10m to 11am at North Park Village Nature Center (5801 N. Pulaski Rd.) What to bring: Your own cushions, yoga mat What to wear: Comfortable clothes. Who should attend: Anyone aged 7 and older; all levels of practitioners are welcome. Register in advance here ---> http://ow.ly/cKWf30hrlsh Questions? Call the Nature Center: 312-744-5472

    Mindful Meditation at NPV | Chicago Park District
    Add to Calendar Mindful Meditation at NPV North Park Village Nature Ctr Chicago Park District r.shell@claritypartners.com America/Chicago public
    https://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com

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