2 days ago

Updated 24 hours ago

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

36 hours ago

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

https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/president-donald-j-trump-flying-flag-half-staff-passing-barbara-bush/

    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, ...
    https://www.whitehouse.gov

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

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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    https://uic.qualtrics.com
  • 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

2 days ago

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 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:

June...

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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
    https://www.eventbee.com

Apr 08

  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    REBUILD PARAPET WALLS, REPAIR CHIMNEY & TUCKPOINT AS NEEDED (NO STRUCTURAL WORK)- ALL WORK SAME AS EXISTING; SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS

    6120 N. Pulaski Rd. Issued April 6, 2018 Comment

Apr 04

Updated Apr 06

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

*This Royko article is being done in two postings*

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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*This Royko article is being done in two postings*

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 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.

Mar 31

Mar 28

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!

___________
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

Mar 01

Updated Mar 28

Electrician Recommendation

Need someone who can do outside and inside work -- outdoors: fixing/installing new automatic sensor lights, garage light and perhaps installing an outdoor outlet in the front of my house -- and indoors: fixing a shorted out outlet in the bathroom. Would prefer someone local. Who have you used that is great?

Mar 21

    We NEED a Projector to Promote Technology in Daily Learning!! | DonorsChoose.org project by Mrs. Stavrakas
    My students need a classroom projector to help incorporate technology into our small group and whole group work. I teach second grade. My students come into my classroom everyday excited, enthusiastic, ready and eager to learn! They are dedicated and hardworking children and their love for learning will only...
    https://www.donorschoose.org

Mar 18

North Branch Trail Alliance Join Us To Kick Off Our 2018 Season Supporting Our NW Businesses #ChiNBT

Greetings My Neighbors!

You are invited! On Sunday, March 25 from 3:30-5 PM at the Skokie Public Library (5215 W. Oakton) to vote with your pedals by coming to the 2018 kick-off meeting of the North Branch Trail Alliance. We're going into NBTA Year 2 and we need you to cast your vote on what rides we are going to do in Spring/Summer/Fall 2018 and which Alliance Business Partners we are going to support. At NBTA, all of our rides...

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Greetings My Neighbors!

You are invited! On Sunday, March 25 from 3:30-5 PM at the Skokie Public Library (5215 W. Oakton) to vote with your pedals by coming to the 2018 kick-off meeting of the North Branch Trail Alliance. We're going into NBTA Year 2 and we need you to cast your vote on what rides we are going to do in Spring/Summer/Fall 2018 and which Alliance Business Partners we are going to support. At NBTA, all of our rides come from our members just like those in the pics. This means we want you in the picture!

What ride ideas do you have?
​-Art ride?
-Ice cream social ride?
-Cool factories of the NBT ride?
<<Your ride idea here>>

We are going to have a very good 2018 NBTA Year but we will have an outstanding 2018 NBTA Year with you involved. We are better with your ideas, your thoughts, and your voice...this is how citizens do democracy best. Join us on Saturday, March 25 starting at 3:30 PM at the Skokie Library.

That's it. Questions? Please ask.
Jac Charlier
(773) 266-1420
northbranchtrailalliance@gmail.com
jac.charlier@gmail.com
@citizenjac

Our Mission: Create economic development for all communities along the North Branch Trail
Our Purpose: Connect North Branch Trail users to cultural, shopping and dining experiences
Our Hashtag: #ChiNBT

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Mar 13

An anti-crime surveillance idea, catch the wheel/catalytic converter thieves!

BABY MONITORS! I was cleaning out the "drawer of entropy" that collects things we haven't seen fit to get rid of and found our old baby monitors. Upon seeing them several things occured to me. The transmit unit is both battery and wall wart powered so I can either set it up in the garage near the window or find someplace else indoors but near a window or other place where it can hear outside well. I further remembered how...

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BABY MONITORS! I was cleaning out the "drawer of entropy" that collects things we haven't seen fit to get rid of and found our old baby monitors. Upon seeing them several things occured to me. The transmit unit is both battery and wall wart powered so I can either set it up in the garage near the window or find someplace else indoors but near a window or other place where it can hear outside well. I further remembered how we would sit bolt upright in bed when we heard crying only to realize that we were on the same frequency as one of our neighbors! Ours are older models that do not have encryption or other things to keep cross talk from happening, so if a number of neighbors on your street have these and everyone sets them to the same frequency, you have a neighborhood audio surveillance network on the cheap! The sound of the tool used to cut off the converters is distinctive, but with the windows closed for winter, not so easily heard. FYI, the thieves use landscape blocks they grab up locally to put under the cars they take wheels from, so be on the watch for those being disturbed.
If we can catch just one bunch of these fools, the police might be able to follow their supply chain back to the buyers and garages that profit from our stolen car parts.

Mar 10

Updated Mar 12

Wheels and Tires stolen on Jeep

Somebody stole the wheels and tires from a jeep right on the corner of Kingsdale and Kercheval about 5 AM in the morning while the car was parked right in front of the owner’s house

  • Sauganash is not the safe refuge it once was, stay vigilant, stay alert and don't hesitate to call 911 if you see suspicious activity.

  • Jagol Lives here

    There have been a lot of thefts of both wheels and catalytic converters in this part of town, set your car alarms at all times. If you have a security system that can handle it, consider adding and external microphone so that in the winter or when your windows are...

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    There have been a lot of thefts of both wheels and catalytic converters in this part of town, set your car alarms at all times. If you have a security system that can handle it, consider adding and external microphone so that in the winter or when your windows are closed, you can still hear what's going on outside. I'm going to put our wheel locks back on, it's worth the inconvenience. I hearby offer a sixpack of your favorite brew to the person who helps the cops bust these scumbags!

Mar 12

Updated Mar 12

Suspicious car and activity

Hello.
I spotted this car in our alley parked and suspiciously eyeing our house (2 men in car). I happened to be taking out the trash and approached them. They immediately drove off but our alley is one way. They came back and I took a photo. I followed them multiple more times about a half block away as they parked. Each time I approached, they drove off quickly.
I called police but said nothing they could do.

Mar 07

Updated Mar 12

Home Sale?

Good morning!
We are looking for an off-market home for sale in Wildwood. Very familiar with the neighborhood. Need to find something relatively fast. We are a family of 4, City employee, looking for a 3 bedroom, 2+ bath home with a nice yard and basement.
Feel free to email me directly if you know anyone looking to move.
Warm regards,
Joe D.

  • Hello, my son is putting his house up for sale in wildwood, 3 bedroom, if you are interested please call him....
    Mike Breslin 773-490-4553
    Thank you

  • Sarahmelaniphy Broker Associate Baird & Warner Edgebrook

    I am happy to help you find something.

    Sarah

  • Andrew Carpenter Realtor Edgewater home owner and Chicago Reator

    I have unlisted homes I can share with you in Grayslake, Hainesville, and Third Lake.

Mar 11

Weeele and tires Stolen

We’re sure the owner of the car confirmed

Mar 10

Mar 09

Very nice neigherhood

Thanks to ALL the fokes who help keep it nice

Mar 08

Useless crime reports???

PLEASE FOLKS, if you are reporting crimes, especially dangerous ones, include a description of the perpetrator and/or other pertinent details so the rest of us know what to watch for. Just knowing that something happened is essentially useless.

Mar 02

Gardening/Landscaping service wanted

yes, i want the usual spring clean-up and core aeration, but I'd also like someone who can tear up some tired old planting beds and give me some fresh color, some fresh veggies and help me maintain it. Do you have someone with a good eye who can be creative but also handle the basics on a budget? Referrals welcome -- I'd even welcome a passionate master gardener or a skilled amateur looking to build a portfolio. The place I was using just won't cut it anymore.

Feb 28

Updated Mar 01

Catalytic converters stolen

Early am of 2/19, three in the Peterson Woods neighborhood, (SW of Lincoln and Peterson) cut off of vehicles with a cordless tool and a 1/8" abrasive cut off blade like the ones muffler shops use.

  • Ours was stolen that weekend as well in that neighborhood. Either sat or Sunday night. Woke up Monday and it was gone.

  • Jagol Lives here

    Sorry folks, I should have said SE of that intersection! My bad...

Mar 01

find myself a city (1001 Afternoons in Chicago) posted 1 photo to Flickr:

Feb 28

FAiR Coalition General Meeting on March 1 at 7 PM

Greetings Neighbors!

Join us for the FAiR Coalition NFP General Meeting! FAiR will discuss the current noise and pollution crisis at O'Hare and most importantly, what FAiR is doing to fight back. There will be plenty of time for questions and answers as well as community input. If you are interested in getting more involved in FAiR, there will be the opportunity for committee sign ups.

Thursday Mar 1, 2018 at 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Beyenka Hall, 5115 N Mont Clare Ave, Chicago

If you have not done so already, please RSVP through link below to secure your seat.
https://www.fairchicago.org/events-1/fair-general-meeting/form

We look forward to seeing you there. Together we are stronger!

    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 27

Gladstone Park Neighborhood Association FAiR Presentation Today, February 27...

Especially for our neighbors in Gladstone Park this is today, Tuesday, @ Pasta D'Arte 6311 N. Milwaukee Ave, from 7-9 PM.

Then, the FAiR General Membership meeting is coming up on March 1. Stay tuned.

https://www.fairchicago.org/

    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 22

Updated Feb 26

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 !

  • @johnny, Girl Scout cookies will be sold outside at the Jewel 6400 West Irving Park March 3rd and March 4th. They will be sold outside by the Girl Scouts themselves. The thin mints are my fav.

  • Johnny Mayor of Milwaukee Ave.

    I got cookies, thanks for help.

Feb 25

Updated Feb 25

Sauganash Village..Possible rabid skunk

There is a skunk runnning around during morning and day time. Skunks are nocturnal...Could be rabid..Just heads up for your kids and pets

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

    Did you report to 311? seeclickfix.com is the easiest way to do so

Feb 25

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