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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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  • 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

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Apr 13

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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?

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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

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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.

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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.

Apr 04

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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!

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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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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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6 men wounded in Chicago weekend shootings

...Mayfair neighborhood on the Northwest Side. An 18-year-old man was walking in the 5000 block of North Keystone when an SUV pulled up and someone inside opened fire, striking him in the shoulder...

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...on the North Side.The man was walking about 2:30 a.m. in the 2900 block of N. Kedzie when he heard shots and felt pain. He was shot in the leg three times...

The 36-year-old man was in his vehicle at a red light about when a black vehicle pulled up beside him and someone inside fired shots about 1:15 a.m. in the 2500 block of West Chicago, police said.

...Police. When the men arrived for the meeting at 1:23 p.m. in the 7200 block of South Merrill, one of the suspects tried to rob them, pulled out a gun and shot them...

...old was shot in his arm and leg at 3:56 a.m. in the 6200 block of South Karlov, police said. He was taken to Holy Cross Hospital in good condition...

Fatal 8-vehicle crash closes intersection near Congress and Wells

    6 men wounded in Chicago weekend shootings
    Six men were wounded by gunfire across Chicago since Friday afternoon. Most recently, a 25-year-old man was shot three times early Sunday in the Logan Square neighborhood on the North Side. The man was walking about 2:30 a.m. in the 2900 block of N. Kedzie when he heard shots and felt pain.
    http://abc7chicago.com

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Updated Mar 05

2 Children Wounded in Shooting

An 18-year-old was walking down a street in the 5000 block of North Keystone just before 5 p.m. when an SUV pulled up and an occupant fired shots. He was struck in the shoulder and was taken to Illinois Masonic Hospital in critical condition.  

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Police say that three people, including two children, were shot in the 4900 block of West Rice on Sunday evening.

The city’s first fatal shooting occurred on Sunday morning in the 13200 block of South Riverdale, according to police. An unidentified man between the ages of 30 and 35 years old was found sitting in a vehicle with a gunshot wound to his head.

A 29-year-old man was shot in the arm and leg just before 4 a.m in the 6200 block of South Karlov, police said. He was taken to Holy Cross Hospital in good condition.

Two people were shot at approximately 1:23 p.m. in the 7200 block of South Merrill as they tried to buy a cellphone from someone they met via an online app...

At approximately 1:15 a.m., a 36-year-old man was sitting in a car in the 2500 block of West Chicago when another vehicle approached and an occupant fired shots at him. He was struck once in the leg, and he was taken to Norwegian Hospital in good condition.

A 25-year-old man was standing in the 2900 block of North Kedzie at approximately 2:30 a.m. when he was shot three times, police said. The man was taken to Stroger Hospital in serious condition with three gunshot wounds to his leg. 

    2 Children Wounded in Shooting
    Police say that three people, including two children, were shot in the 4900 block of West Rice on Sunday evening. The victims were standing on a sidewalk just after 7 p.m. when they heard gunshots and felt pain, according to police.
    https://www.nbcchicago.com

Mar 03

2 dead, 2 injured in city attacks, including 14-year-old boy found mortally wounded in stolen car

The man told police he was walking with a friend in the 5000 block of North Keystone Avenue when someone pulled up in an SUV and fired shots. He suffered a gunshot wound to the shoulder, and was taken in critical condition to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, police said.

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...friend inside the stolen vehicle when the driver flagged down a private ambulance in the 3500 block of South Ashland Avenue about 10:45 a.m. Friday, Chicago police said. Aguilar lived in that block, according...

Officers were called to the 6900 block of South Michigan Avenue for reports of gunfire and found the man, according to police. He was pronounced dead on scene.

About an hour later, a 29-year-old man was shot in the arm and leg around 3:55 a.m. in the 6200 block of South Karlov Avenue in the Southwest Side’s West Lawn neighborhood, police said.

    Boy, 14, fatally wounded in shooting on South Side
    A 14-year-old boy was fatally wounded Friday morning in a shooting on the South Side in the McKinley Park neighborhood, Chicago police said. The shooting happened shortly after 10:45 a.m. in the 1600 block of West 35th Street. Police later changed the address to the 3500 block of South Ashland Avenue.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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

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