46 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

LaBagh Woods (Chicago) Call to Action

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Jill H 38 years in Chicago, 19 in North Center

    Thanks Bob, for posting. I shared it with environmental groups I'm involved in, some of whom are involved in long term restoration of LaBagh for the benefit of birds, other wildlife and recreation. While it is private property, it isn't a wise place to build anything. The original plan called for a number of townhouses to go there; this one limits it to single family housing, but I'm not sure how many would be allowed.

11 hours ago

Memorial Day 2018: 3 Ways You Can Join In Locally

Greetings My Neighbors,

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

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

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Greetings My Neighbors,

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

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

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

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

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

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3 days ago

Updated 22 hours ago

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DONALD J. TRUMP

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

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

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43 hours ago

5/29: Peterson/Pulaski TIF SBIF Application R...

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

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4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

ISO moving boxes

Seeking moving boxes

  • It's probably not your ideal move-in box but Jewel Will give you an apple and orange boxes that have a top to them for free you just have to make a few trips call them up and they'll put them on the side for you

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Found wallet

Anyone lose a wallet on Mulligan ave Thursday must describe and contents

May 14

Peace Officers Memorial Day May 15 - Flag at Half-Staff

​Greetings My Neighbors,

A solemn day of remembrance is now with us once again on Tuesday, May 15 for Peace Officers Memorial Day. The following announcement was released today by the American Legion.

Pursuant to Title 36 U.S.C. § 136, Congress requests the president to proclaim Tuesday, May 15, 2018, as Peace Officers Memorial Day and that the United States flag be displayed at half-staff in accordance to Title 4 U.S.C. § 7(m) to pay tribute to the local, state,...

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​Greetings My Neighbors,

A solemn day of remembrance is now with us once again on Tuesday, May 15 for Peace Officers Memorial Day. The following announcement was released today by the American Legion.

Pursuant to Title 36 U.S.C. § 136, Congress requests the president to proclaim Tuesday, May 15, 2018, as Peace Officers Memorial Day and that the United States flag be displayed at half-staff in accordance to Title 4 U.S.C. § 7(m) to pay tribute to the local, state, and federal law enforcement officers who serve and protect us with courage and dedication.

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.

Questions about our US flag and flag etiquette? Please ask. Jac.Charlier@gmail.com

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May 10

Updated May 12

NBTA Announces First Ride of 2018: "Icons of the Northwest Area" on May 19 #ChiNBT

Greetings Neighbors!

Winter is over, the weather is great and the North Branch Trail Alliance (NBTA) is excited to invite you to our first ride for 2018: "Icons of the Northwest Area"

Where: North Branch Trail
When: Saturday, 19 May 2018, 11:30 am

We will start at Forest Glen Woods and the North Branch Trail (approx. 5400 N Forest Glen in Chicago). Riders will enjoy the beautiful North Branch Trail with stops at Superdawg, The Leaning Tower of Niles, Village...

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Greetings Neighbors!

Winter is over, the weather is great and the North Branch Trail Alliance (NBTA) is excited to invite you to our first ride for 2018: "Icons of the Northwest Area"

Where: North Branch Trail
When: Saturday, 19 May 2018, 11:30 am

We will start at Forest Glen Woods and the North Branch Trail (approx. 5400 N Forest Glen in Chicago). Riders will enjoy the beautiful North Branch Trail with stops at Superdawg, The Leaning Tower of Niles, Village Creamery, North Park Village Nature Center & more! Enjoy pizza, beverages, and more with fellow cyclists at Chicago's favorite Marie's Pizza & Liquor.

This event is not to be missed!

We kindly encourage you to patronize the NBT Alliance business partners, so bring some spending money with you and show some love on Social Media. If you would like to volunteer at this or a future NBTA ride, we would love to hear from you!

Looking forward to seeing you at the Ride!

Here's more info on the EveryBlock Event Page for the May 19 ride:
https://chicago.everyblock.com/neighbor-events/may19-nbta-announces-first-ride-2018-icons-northwest-area-8631381/

    NBTA Announces First Ride of 2018: "Icons of the Northwest Area" on May 19 #ChiNBT
    Greetings Neighbors! Winter is over, the weather is great and the North Branch Trail Alliance (NBTA) is excited to invite you to our first ride for 2018: "Icons of the Northwest Area" Where: North Branch Trail When: Saturday, 19 May 2018, 11:30 am We will start at Forest Glen Woods and the North Branch Trail (approx.
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May 11

Updated May 12

Beware of Caldwell Central auto 6301 N Central ave

We had our car towed here last Monday. It wasn’t until Friday we got the diagnosis of a timing belt & water pump for $2800. Since we had the timing belt changed 30,000 miles previously and the unprofessional way Pedro dealt with us we paid the $90 diagnostic fee and had it towed to Albany Auto.

They found it was the alternator at a fraction of the price and we are happily driving again.

May 08

North Branch Trail Alliance Awarded “Advocate of the Year” by Active Transport Alliance

North Branch Trail Alliance of Greater Chicago Awarded “Advocate of the Year” by the Active Transportation Alliance (ATA)

The North Branch Trail Alliance (NBTA) of Greater Chicago is excited to announce that it was awarded the “Advocate of the Year Award for 2017” by the Active Transportation Alliance (ATA), Chicagoland’s leading voice for biking, walking, and transit. Steve Simmons, ATA Trail Advocacy Manager presented the award and said, “We’re grateful to be working closely with NBTA to advance trail networks...

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North Branch Trail Alliance of Greater Chicago Awarded “Advocate of the Year” by the Active Transportation Alliance (ATA)

The North Branch Trail Alliance (NBTA) of Greater Chicago is excited to announce that it was awarded the “Advocate of the Year Award for 2017” by the Active Transportation Alliance (ATA), Chicagoland’s leading voice for biking, walking, and transit. Steve Simmons, ATA Trail Advocacy Manager presented the award and said, “We’re grateful to be working closely with NBTA to advance trail networks along the river. Trails strengthen economic development and provide users with lasting cultural experiences. NBTA has made a valuable contribution to trail development by hosting bike rides, partnering on workshops, and joining the Chicago River Trail Coalition.”

Jac Charlier, NBTA President said “For NBTA to receive this recognition of the local economic development work we are doing that’s helping our neighborhood downtowns from Albany Park to Mayfair, Forest Glen to Edgebrook, to Niles, Morton Grove, Glenview and beyond, speaks to the value of moving from mostly seeing bike trails for ‘health and hobby’ to understanding them as real economic drivers for our small businesses.” Charlier said that NBTA is currently seeking businesses as well as Chambers of Commerce interested in becoming NBTA 2018 Business Partners.

The next NBTA ride will be on Saturday, May 19 at 11:30 AM, with the theme “Icons of our Northwest Area.” More about NBTA at www.northbranchtrailalliance.com on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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May 08

Updated May 08

Missing Dog

Our brown beagle doxi mix got out of our yard about 5 o'clock this evening and we can't find her. She was last seen by Nagel and Peterson. Her name is Lucy and she is wearing her tags. She is friendly but will be scared. Please call 773 960-6506.

May 04

Apr 30

Updated May 02

Looking to borrow soil tamper. Will trade fresh eggs

Hi neighbors! Does anyone have a soil tamper I can borrow? Willing to trade some farm fresh eggs! I'll need it for a couple days. Figured I'd ask around before I go out and buy one for a one time job. I'd like to try and get ahold of one today. Thanks!

  • BellaV 1st time Homeowner in Jefferson Park since 2012

    I got one! Thanks so much to all of my awesome neighbors who offered their help!

  • paul in jefferson jefferson park resident

    I got one too

May 02

May 01

Ready to March with Our Veterans? Let's Do Just That in Ruck March 2018 to Honor Their Service

Greetings My Neighbors!

On Friday, May 25th, veterans, family members and friends will come together to honor and remember those we lost at home and on the battlefield...and you/all everybody is invited to join in a 20 mile march (or as much as you can do) as part of the 5th Annual Ruck March 2018.

I'm putting together a Northwest Area Ruck March Team. If you are interested in joining, please contact me at Jac.Charlier@gmail.com. All ages welcome including strollers...the...

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Greetings My Neighbors!

On Friday, May 25th, veterans, family members and friends will come together to honor and remember those we lost at home and on the battlefield...and you/all everybody is invited to join in a 20 mile march (or as much as you can do) as part of the 5th Annual Ruck March 2018.

I'm putting together a Northwest Area Ruck March Team. If you are interested in joining, please contact me at Jac.Charlier@gmail.com. All ages welcome including strollers...the Ruck March is family friendly. You do not need to be a veteran to be in the Ruck March.

More info on the attached flyer and here at the event page: https://chicago.everyblock.com/neighbor-events/may25-chicago-veterans-ruck-march-2018-8596131/

About the hosting organization:
Chicago Veterans is a local nonprofit organization founded by a group of local veterans, focused on empowering veterans to take control of their transition
throughout life.

https://chicagovets.org/ruckmarch2018/

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Apr 29

Updated May 01

Postal workers walking across lawns!

Has anyone experienced this? I have seen this on a weekly basis. JP Post Office says you need to put it in writing and submit to post office to have it stopped. The complaint form is pre-populated with this #1 complaint. This is absurd to have to submit this request in writing only good for 1 year. Is this something new? Any thoughts?

Thanks in advance!

  • First-world problems...

  • TDawg54 Resident of Old Norwood

    I have no issues with our mailman making his route a tad shorter by cutting across our lawn. Our guy is dependable, accommodating and pretty much aces with us.

Dec 01

Updated Apr 24

Rain Barrel Programs

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

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

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

  • J

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

  • Hi @cheesecakechick, do you still have an extra barrel? I am at Lawrence & Milwaukee. I could pick it up.

Apr 23

Got Economic Development? We do. North Branch Trail Alliance 2018 Ride Planning Meeting #ChiNBT

Greetings My Neighbors!

You are needed to help plan our North Branch Trail Alliance (NBTA) 2018 rides. We'll meet at the Skokie Library (5215 W. Oakton) on Saturday, April 28 from 3:30-5 PM. NBTA is a citizen-led initiative that needs you and your ideas to bring some good old fashioned economic development to our communities! NBTA connects riders with local businesses and local businesses with riders. They go much better together.

We will be working mostly on our first ride...

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Greetings My Neighbors!

You are needed to help plan our North Branch Trail Alliance (NBTA) 2018 rides. We'll meet at the Skokie Library (5215 W. Oakton) on Saturday, April 28 from 3:30-5 PM. NBTA is a citizen-led initiative that needs you and your ideas to bring some good old fashioned economic development to our communities! NBTA connects riders with local businesses and local businesses with riders. They go much better together.

We will be working mostly on our first ride of 2018 on May 19 - our Northwest Area Icon Ride. What iconic NW area businesses do you think we should have as NBTA Partners for our kick-off ride of 2018? Join us and make your voice heard.

For more information contact jac.charlier@gmail.com or northbranchtrailalliance@gmail.com.

Here's the meeting notice on EB: https://chicago.everyblock.com/neighbor-events/apr28-north-branch-trail-alliance-2018-ride-planning-meeting-8606848/

No need to RSVP for the meeting. Just show up. More about NBTA on our website at www.northbranchtrailalliance.org.

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Apr 18

Updated Apr 19

possible mold problem

Hi,

does anyone have a recommendation for someone that can come to my condo and check for mold and possibly fix the problem, if there is one?

thanks!
Wendy

Apr 19

Flying the Flag at Half-Staff for the Passing of Barbara Bush

Greetings Neighbors,

Flags are to be flown at half-staff as indicated below until sunset on Saturday, April 21. 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 pic). Questions about flag etiquette? Please reach out Jac.Charlier@gmail.com.

On this solemn day, we mourn the loss of Barbara Bush, an outstanding and memorable woman of character. As a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother,...

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Greetings Neighbors,

Flags are to be flown at half-staff as indicated below until sunset on Saturday, April 21. 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 pic). Questions about flag etiquette? Please reach out Jac.Charlier@gmail.com.

On this solemn day, we mourn the loss of Barbara Bush, an outstanding and memorable woman of character. As a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, military spouse, and former First Lady, Mrs. Bush was an advocate of the American family. Mrs. Bush lived a life that reminds us always to cherish our relationships with friends, family, and all acquaintances. In the spirit of the memory of Mrs. Bush, may we always remember to be kind to one another and to put the care of others first.

As a mark of respect for the memory of Barbara Bush, I hereby order, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, 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, on the day of interment. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same period 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 seventeenth day of April, in the year of our Lord two thousand eighteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-second.

DONALD J. TRUMP

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    President Donald J. Trump on Flying the Flag at Half-Staff for the Passing of Barbara Bush
    On this solemn day, we mourn the loss of Barbara Bush, an outstanding and memorable woman of character. As a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, military spouse, and former First Lady, Mrs. Bush was an advocate of the American family. Mrs. Bush lived a life that reminds us always to cherish our relationships with friends, family, ...
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Apr 17

Updated Apr 18

Focus on the Weber Spur Trail

UIC is conducting a survey to gather more information about the neighborhood climate around recreational areas that include forested green space, bike trails, and parks. These questions are related to opinions about alternative transportation, use of recreational space, and what changes you would like to see in your neighborhood.

https://uic.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0vwsMzgS95VytW5

Questions near the bottom specifically refer to the Weber Spur Trail and the more responses that are made the more interest in finishing the construction of this trail - 2.7 miles north the Devon Avenue

https://twitter.com/WeberSpurTrail

https://www.facebook.com/groups/WeberSpur/about/

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  • Bob, it is refreshing to see you focus on something other than guns for a change. So pleased was I that I even filled out the survey and I don;t generally do surveys. I even hate filling out warranty cards

Apr 18

Catalytic converter stolen

Had the car parked near Peterson and Rosedale Sunday night. Tuesday went to drive the car and the converter was gone. Beware and keep a look out, help the cops catch these losers!

Apr 13

Updated Apr 15

Fischman Bottle Shop

If you have a nuanced taste in craft beer and spirits, Fischman is one of the best in the city. They are one of two bottle shops in Chicago that carry Transient (out of Michigan and very limited). They get all the new and special release stuff from all the local and regional breweries. And its all fresh beer! Gus, the owner, sends the old beer back to the distributor. Plus, for those seeking Zombie Dust, Fischman always has it on the shelf!

You owe it yourself to hit Fischman up!

  • Chuck Johnson Assistant Director, New Hope Community Food Pantry

    Interesting - where is it located?

Apr 15

Mar 12

Updated Apr 12

Learn English For Free. Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12:00-3:00 pm

To register: Come to Mayfair Library. 4400 W Lawrence, Chicago, IL 60630 Friday, March 30 at 12:00 pm. Registration is 2 hours. Class begins April 9. Questions? Call Karen Parrillo at (773) 784-2900 ext. 120 Thank you

Apr 09

CHESS-ED Summer 2018 Kumbaya Chess Camps

Kumbaya summer camps provide children at all knowledge levels with a tangible means to improve their chess skills through professional instruction, practice and one-on-one coaching.

Super Trainer Shiva Maharaj and staff from Chess-Ed will teach opening theory, middle game planning and combinations, and winning endgame technique. In addition, puzzling, analysis of famous games and tournament-like game playing will be included. Students will be grouped according to skill level. BEGINNERS ARE WELCOME!

REGISTER HERE: https://2018kumbayachesscamps.eventbee.com

Two locations to choose from:

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Kumbaya summer camps provide children at all knowledge levels with a tangible means to improve their chess skills through professional instruction, practice and one-on-one coaching.

Super Trainer Shiva Maharaj and staff from Chess-Ed will teach opening theory, middle game planning and combinations, and winning endgame technique. In addition, puzzling, analysis of famous games and tournament-like game playing will be included. Students will be grouped according to skill level. BEGINNERS ARE WELCOME!

REGISTER HERE: https://2018kumbayachesscamps.eventbee.com

Two locations to choose from:

June 11-15 St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 205 North Prospect Ave. in Park Ridge.
June 25-29 Edgebrook Lutheran Church, 5252 West Devon Ave. in Chicago
REGISTRATION FEE

Discounted Fees: Ends 5/1/18 $190- Morning (9-11:30 am) OR Afternoon (12:30-3 pm). $380- All Day (9-3 pm).
Final Fee registration starts 5/2/18 $240 - Morning (9-11:30 am) OR Afternoon (12:30-3 pm). $430- All Day (9-3 pm).
Fees include:

Materials, Snacks and T-shirts.

**Please send your student with a peanut free lunch and water for all day registration

    SUMMER 2018 Kumbaya Chess-Ed Camps - Two locations for Summer 2018: Park Ridge and Chicago
    SUMMER 2018 Kumbaya Chess-Ed Camps, - Two locations for Summer 2018: Park Ridge and Chicago
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Apr 04

Updated Apr 06

Edgebrook Resident Mike Royko's April 5, 1968 Article on the Assassination of Dr. King (Post 2 of 2)

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And behind them were the subtle ones, those who never say anything bad but just nod when the bigot throws out his strong opinions.

He is actually the worst, the nodder is, because sometimes he believes differently but he says nothing. He doesn’t want to cause trouble. For Pete’s sake, don’t cause trouble!

So when his brother-in-law or his card-playing buddy from across the alley spews out the racial filth, he...

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And behind them were the subtle ones, those who never say anything bad but just nod when the bigot throws out his strong opinions.

He is actually the worst, the nodder is, because sometimes he believes differently but he says nothing. He doesn’t want to cause trouble. For Pete’s sake, don’t cause trouble!

So when his brother-in-law or his card-playing buddy from across the alley spews out the racial filth, he nods.

Give some credit to the most subtle of the subtle. That distinction belongs to the FBI, now looking for King’s killer.

That agency took part in a mudslinging campaign against him that to this day demands an investigation.

The bullet that hit King came from all directions. Every two-bit politician or incompetent editorial writer found in him, not themselves, the cause of our racial problems.

It was almost ludicrous. The man came on the American scene preaching nonviolence from the first day he sat at the wrong end of a bus. He preached it in the North and was hit with rocks. He talked it the day he was murdered.

Hypocrites all over this country would kneel every Sunday morning and mouth messages to Jesus Christ. Then they would come out and tell each other, after reading the papers, that somebody should string up King, who was living Christianity like few Americans ever have.

Maybe it was the simplicity of his goal that confused people or the way he dramatized it.

He wanted only that black Americans have their constitutional rights, that they get an equal shot at this country’s benefits, the same thing we give to the last guy who jumped off the boat.

So we killed him. Just as we killed Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy. No other country kills so many of its best people.

Last Sunday night the President said he was quitting after this term. He said this country is so filled with hate it might help if he got out. Four days later we killed a Nobel Peace Prize winner.

  • I remember this day and the many others like it. Thank you for posting.

  • Thank you for posting. How sad that 50 years later we are still fighting the same hatred and bigotry.

Apr 06

Apr 04

Updated Apr 05

Edgebrook Resident Mike Royko's April 5, 1968 Article on the Assassination of Dr. King (Post 1 of 2)

**This Royko article is being done in two postings due to EveryBlock space limitations. This is Post 1 of 2**

Greetings My Neighbors!

At 6:05 PM CST today on April 4, 1968 the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was murdered (with a Remington rifle) by a white man who was a known criminal. You know the story of course, and that's important as it's our history. On this 50th Anniversary of the violent assassination of Dr. King, I share...

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**This Royko article is being done in two postings due to EveryBlock space limitations. This is Post 1 of 2**

Greetings My Neighbors!

At 6:05 PM CST today on April 4, 1968 the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was murdered (with a Remington rifle) by a white man who was a known criminal. You know the story of course, and that's important as it's our history. On this 50th Anniversary of the violent assassination of Dr. King, I share with you the words of Edgebrook resident Mike Royko. He would publish this tomorrow, April 5, 1968.

Mike Royko: Millions in his Firing Squad
April 5, 1968

FBI agents are looking for the man who pulled the trigger and surely they will find him.

But it doesn’t matter if they do or they don’t. They can’t catch everybody, and Martin Luther King was executed by a firing squad that numbered in the millions.

They took part, from all over the country, pouring words of hate into the ear of the assassin.

The man with the gun did what he was told. Millions of bigots, subtle and obvious, put it in his hand and assured him he was doing the right thing.

It would be easy to point at the Southern redneck and say he did it. But what of the Northern disk-jockey-turned-commentator, with his slippery words of hate every morning?

What about the Northern mayor who steps all over every poverty program advancement, thinking only of political expediency, until riots fester, whites react with more hate and the gap between the races grows bigger?

Toss in the congressman with the stupid arguments against busing. And the pathetic women who turn out with eggs in their hands to throw at children.

Let us not forget the law-and-order type politicians who are in favor of arresting all Negro prostitutes in the vice districts. When you ask them to vote for laws that would eliminate some of the causes of prostitution, they babble like the bums they are.

Throw in a Steve Telow or two: the Eastern and Southern European immigrant or his kid who seems to be convinced that in 40 or 50 years he built this country. There was nothing here until he arrived, you see, so that gives him the right to pitch rocks when Martin Luther King walks down the street in his neighborhood.

  • Thank you Jac. A very timely post speaking truth to all of us.

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Welcome home, Vietnam War veterans - Thursday, March 29 is the 50th Anniversary to Make This Right

Greetings My Neighbors,

As a veteran myself, you know I post about things of import to our vets of all eras, women, men, and families of veterans. This includes the flag ceremonies that we do in our communities as well as ways we can serve our veterans and their families. Tomorrow is one of those that stands out however as its significance in so many ways for our vets, for each other, for our nation rests with us to this...

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Greetings My Neighbors,

As a veteran myself, you know I post about things of import to our vets of all eras, women, men, and families of veterans. This includes the flag ceremonies that we do in our communities as well as ways we can serve our veterans and their families. Tomorrow is one of those that stands out however as its significance in so many ways for our vets, for each other, for our nation rests with us to this day with much pain and hurt. I usually write something myself for my posts but this time, the words of the American Legion National Commander Denise Rohan (and the Legion's first female Commander!) say it all. Please share with our Vietnam veterans and their families and please, thank them for their service to our nation!

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Thursday, March 29, is Vietnam War Veterans Day.

While we honor our war dead on Memorial Day and our living veterans on Veterans Day, this is a time when we give a special tribute to those who served during the Vietnam War. For many, it’s the recognition they deserved when they returned to America.

They defended our flag with honor. They supported democracy. They fought in brutal conditions.

Yet when many Vietnam War veterans returned to America, they were unwelcomed. While we cannot change the actions of the past, we can show our support and gratitude today – something that should have happened 50 years ago.

In fact, the American Legion is already doing this. http://www.vietnamwar50th.com/

Across the nation, ceremonies will honor Vietnam War veterans this Thursday. Of course, the Vietnam Wall will play a special role in honoring and remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Throughout the United States, nearly every state is planning to host commemoration events.

We should not allow this special day of recognition to fade when the calendar turns over. Join me in thanking Vietnam veterans for their service not just this Thursday, but every day.

Welcome Home.

    50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War Commemoration | Vietnam War Commemoration
    The Vietnam War Commemoration is conducted according to the 2008 National Defense Authorization Act to help honor and pay tribute to Vietnam Veterans and their families.
    http://www.vietnamwar50th.com

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