5 days ago

Updated 14 hours ago

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 Lucille, give me strength.

    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.

16 hours ago

Shooting on Lavergne - Neighborhood Watch

We heard 3 gunshots the other night Lavergne and Patterson and there was NOTHING in the news. The only place we saw it was on our ring video doorbell network. You can download the app and get neighborhood notifications (you don't have to have the doorbell) and see video footage from your neighbors. It's a good way to know what's happening close to you.

https://download.ring.com/GnMK/mYKAeQ5GRJ

Some of the neighbors have found this helpful, and wanted to pass it on.

    Join the New Neighborhood Watch
    Get the free Ring app and join the New Neighborhood Watch. Ring will keep you up-to-date with crime and safety alerts from your neighbors. Use the button below, and get $10 in Ring Credit.
    https://download.ring.com

Jan 14

Updated 18 hours ago

High Property Taxes? Here's Why!

City of Chicago Salaries. Remember ... this isn't including benefits.
https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dhr/dataset/current_employeenamessalariesandpositiontitles.html
Since most folks in Chicago have short attention spans, I will keep posting this until the next mayoral / municipal election!

    City of Chicago :: Current Employee Names, Salaries, and Position Titles
    311 City Services Administrative Hearings Animal Care & Control Aviation Budget & Management Buildings Bus. Affairs & Consumer Protection City of Chicago TV Civilian Office of Police Accountability Cultural Affairs & Special Events Emergency Mgmt & Communications
    https://www.cityofchicago.org

3 days ago

Updated 19 hours ago

Grandmother, Reading Bible, Victim Of Car Jacking

She was outside of a school in the 4900 block of West Montrose, waiting to pick up her grandchildren and reading a bible.

    Grandmother, Reading Bible, Victim Of Car Jacking
    CHICAGO (CBS) - A 72-year-old woman was the victim of a car jacking in Chicago, the latest in a rash of them in the city. She was outside of a school in the 4900 block of West Montrose, waiting to pick up her grandchildren and reading a bible.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

3 days ago

Updated 21 hours ago

Grandmother carjacked during school pickup on NW Side

It happened Thursday afternoon outside St. John's Lutheran School, 4939 W. Montrose Ave.

This article has 1 other Chicago location (Show)

59-99 W. Jackson Blvd.

    Grandmother carjacked during school pickup on NW Side
    CHICAGO -- Chicago police are looking for a suspects in the armed carjacking of a grandmother while she was picking up her grandchildren at school on the Northwest Side. It happened Thursday afternoon outside St. John's Lutheran School, 4939 W. Montrose Ave.
    http://wgntv.com

3 days ago

Updated 41 hours ago

Woman carjacked at gunpoint while waiting to pick up grandchildren at Portage Park school

The woman, 72, was sitting in her car at St. John's Lutheran School in the 4900 block of West Montrose Drive around 2 p.m. Thursday when a small silver hatchback pulled up and a gunman walked up, police said.

    Woman carjacked at gunpoint while waiting to pick up grandchildren at Portage Park school
    A woman waiting to pick up her two grandchildren was carjacked at gunpoint while parked at a grade school in Portage Park on the Northwest Side, according to the school and Chicago police. The woman, 72, was sitting in her car at St. John's Lutheran School in the 4900 block of West Montrose Drive around 2 p.m.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

  • 2010 white Toyota Camry

  • They use the cars to commit other crimes,and get a slap on the hand,from states atty. KIM FOX!

Jan 09

Updated 2 days ago

Gun shots

What is going on on Warwick!? I believe someone got shot a few houses down, that was a lot of shots!

  • paul in jefferson jefferson park resident

    Is EB run by Democrats who hide the truth or by gang bangers who hide in the apartments in our neighborhoods?

  • Eric Pepeson NW-side deplorable, based-stickman, commie-crusher

    Anything that is corrupt, bankrupt and broken is run by democrats.

3 days ago

3 days ago

Woman carjacked at gunpoint while waiting to pick up grandchildren at Portage Park school

The woman, 72, was sitting in her car at St. John's Lutheran School in the 4900 block of West Montrose Drive around 2 p.m. Thursday when a small silver hatchback pulled up and a gunman walked up, police said.

    Woman carjacked at gunpoint while waiting to pick up grandchildren at Portage Park school
    A woman waiting to pick up her two grandchildren was carjacked at gunpoint while parked at a grade school in Portage Park on the Northwest Side, according to the school and Chicago police. The woman, 72, was sitting in her car at St. John's Lutheran School in the 4900 block of West Montrose Drive around 2 p.m.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

3 days ago

Grandmother carjacked during school pickup on NW Side

It happened Thursday afternoon outside St. John's Lutheran School, 4939 W. Montrose Ave.

    Grandmother carjacked during school pickup on NW Side
    CHICAGO -- Chicago police are looking for a suspects in the armed carjacking of a grandmother while she was picking up her grandchildren at school on the Northwest Side. It happened Thursday afternoon outside St. John's Lutheran School, 4939 W. Montrose Ave.
    http://cltv.com

4 days ago

Support St Viator School

Hello! I am a parent of two kids that attend St. Viator Elementary School. I’m helping other parents put together our #1 annual fundraiser, which is the St. Viator Spring Soirée, which takes place March 3rd. We are in search of: Sponsorships from Business Owners!!!! Your sponsorship will be highly promoted within the community. All profit goes to a project to better the school for the children. Last few years we raised enough money for new Floors, chrome books, classroom projectors, and etc. If you would like to help and be apart of our awesome fundraiser please let me know! We have severaldifferent levels of sponsorships to choose from
Thank You for you support!!!!!!

4 days ago

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.

5 days ago

Feb 15

Updated 5 days ago

New Nite Cap

The new facade looks amazing! Does anyone know what kind of business is going into the old Nite Cap?

  • PennyPenguin Chillin' out on EB

    Asking if we're all equal gets a thumbs down...that's weird.

  • DarkAngel Lifetime Chicagoan, new Portage Park home owner

    I'm excited about the Culver's and Foundation Grill. It's not a zero sum game as far as I'm concerned.

Jan 08

Updated 5 days ago

Anyone know where I could find or special order unicorn donuts?

Hey Everyone,

I’m looking to order unicorn donuts for an upcoming party but haven’t been able to track any down. Anyone know of a place that makes them or would accept special orders for such an item? Does not need to be in the Portage Park area directly.

I’ve attached a photo for reference of what I’m looking for.

Thanks in advance!

  • Tmc

    Try Allegretti's Bakery 7717 W. Lawrence Ave Norridge, IL
    708-453-4412

    I know they make unicorn cakes/cupcakes

  • Allegretti's has the best chocolate donuts on earth!!!

Jan 16 2017

Updated 6 days ago

Koch Foods?

Hi everyone,
I'm interested in the area, but I noticed there's a large chicken processing plant nearby. It seems like this could be quite a nuisance and I had some questions for the neighborhood. Is the facility noisy at odd hours? Do they actually slaughter chickens there, or is it just processing? I'm worried about seeing or hearing truckloads of live birds. I'm out and about very early in the morning.

  • Can anyone speak to the smell during the summer? We are considering purchasing in the Terraces and wondering if the smell is still an issue. Since it’s winter and cold outside we haven’t been able to notice any smells, but am worried that changes in the summer! Thank you!

  • I never had an issue with smell there, lived nearby and drove by a lot. As the alderman said, they don’t have live chickens there. You can sometimes smell the commerical bakery on Kolmar which is nice!

Jan 12

Updated Jan 15

City wants your input on Jefferson Park's future; meeting set for Jan. 22

Vision for Jefferson Park’s future will be on display at open house at 6:30 pm Monday, Jan. 22, at the Copernicus Center Annex, 5214 W. Lawrence Ave. The city wants your input.
http://nadignewspapers.com/2018/01/12/community-open-house-area-master-plan-set/

  • The City doesn't want our input. The City wants you to believe it wants your input. If the City were honest the headline would read "Chicago tells residents to pound sand, we'll do what we want and you'll like it."

  • I couldn't disagree more. Come on out and give an opinion. Otherwise you are right, there will not be any public input.

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 14

hardhatMAK posted 1 photo to Flickr:

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 10

Updated Jan 13

Scam! Man steps in front of my car, fakes injury, and says "Give me $50 and I'll forget about it."

A man stepped in front of my car at Henderson & LeClaire, just as I started to pull out into the intersection. He pretended to be hit, and then did his best LeBron James flop onto the pavement. WAY overacting and obviously trying to scare me into thinking I'd done something wrong. I stopped my car and got out. He was a middle aged man, and was talking (or pretending to) on his phone in a slavic language. I asked...

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A man stepped in front of my car at Henderson & LeClaire, just as I started to pull out into the intersection. He pretended to be hit, and then did his best LeBron James flop onto the pavement. WAY overacting and obviously trying to scare me into thinking I'd done something wrong. I stopped my car and got out. He was a middle aged man, and was talking (or pretending to) on his phone in a slavic language. I asked him what he wanted to do, and he kept trying to pretend I hit him. After about 5 minutes, he said "you can go" and then finally said "give me $50 and I'll forget about it." I didn't give him anything and drove away. A**HOLE!!!!!! This happened about 5:50PM on Jan 10th. Don't fall for this scam.

This video gives you an idea of what to look out for:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQs0dDzQqEE

    Insurance scam Fail: Man pretends to be hit by car ?
    Insurance scam Fail, man pretends to be hit by car allegedly to get money from driver.
    https://www.youtube.com/
  • Jen Baron JBaron

    I agree with NW-sider! Stay in your car, do exactly as he advises and call the police if you need. I'm just glad your are ok and nothing came of the situation. It could have been much worse, like leading to robbery or car jacking!

  • Eric Pepeson NW-side deplorable, based-stickman, commie-crusher

    That was the worst acting job I have ever seen.

Jan 10

Updated Jan 13

Fresh fruit delivery now available in our area - Imperfect Produce

We just signed up for this service so cant vouch for it yet but figured it was worth a shot. I know there are lots of people here who frequent the farmers markets and/or grow their own, so "imperfect" is probably not much of a concern.

https://www.imperfectproduce.com/register.php?referral=291345

^using referral link gets $10 off.

    Register :: Imperfect: Ugly produce delivery for 30-50% less!
    Imperfect delivers ugly produce for 30% less than grocery store prices. Based in San Francisco, we deliver to the Bay Area, Los Angeles, Portland, and Seattle. Coming soon to the Midwest, East Coast, South, Southwest, and Southeast!
    https://www.imperfectproduce.com
  • Chicago Tonight had a segment about this company. Several people in my neighborhood group on Facebook have used it and are satisfied with it.

    It's a subscription service, so you have to order on a regular basis.

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

    I received my first box this week. I forgot to pick my items, but was not disappointed at all!! The quality was fantastic. We are getting a small fruit and vegetable box every other week, but may change to every week. With the delivery charge, I think I paid around $10: celery, carrots, onions, red potatoes, spaghetti squash, lemons and oranges, the most beautiful head of red cabbage I've ever seen. All organic. Cost varies based on content

    Use this link, and we'll each get a $10 credit. https://www.imperfectproduce.com/register.php?referral=282940

Jan 13

Jan 13

trainphotoz posted 1 photo to Flickr:

Jan 10

Updated Jan 12

Found dog

I am not the finder, sharing from another site. Let's help this dog get back home.

Jan 12

Jan 12

Jan 02

Updated Jan 11

Seeking a place to install snaps on a rucksack. Know of any?

Seeking a place that can install snaps on a rucksack. Have already phoned a number of tailors and shoe repair shops with no luck. If you know of a place, please share related info. Thank you.

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 11

affordable snow removal service/person?

hello neighbors!
We are a new business at the corner of Avondale and Pulaski and we are looking for a more affordable option for our snow removal. We're interested in a professional service for heavier snow falls (over one inch) and/or a local person who could just (perhaps with a snowblower?) take care of our sidewalks during light snowfalls. We've gotten lucky so far this year but there is still (purportedly) a lot of winter days left!

Thanks!
Sonya Seifert
Bluebird Wellness
www.bluebirdwell.com

    home page
    Bluebird practitioners offer acupuncture, herbal therapy, and nutritional counseling. We provide private and sliding-scale community acupuncture treatments, in English and Spanish, to help make our treatments affordable and accessible. All of our services are by appointment only. Call, email, or click on the button below to set up an appointment.
    http://www.bluebirdwell.com

Jan 09

Updated Jan 11

Redfin's 25 "Have it all" neighborhoods

Redfin just released it's annual list of "Have it all" neighborhoods and Dunning was #1 in the country! 80 different U.S. markets were analyzed in the study and our own 60634 topped the list. Rankings are based upon home price, schools, walkability, safety and commute times.

Now, more than ever, we need a new high school at the Read Dunning site. Bridge, Canty, Dever and Smyser are anchoring this part of the NW Side and are a large part of...

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Redfin just released it's annual list of "Have it all" neighborhoods and Dunning was #1 in the country! 80 different U.S. markets were analyzed in the study and our own 60634 topped the list. Rankings are based upon home price, schools, walkability, safety and commute times.

Now, more than ever, we need a new high school at the Read Dunning site. Bridge, Canty, Dever and Smyser are anchoring this part of the NW Side and are a large part of Dunning making this list. Give these parents a reason to stay in Dunning, give them a new modern high school, it's long overdue. The land at Irving and Oak Park is plentiful and has been sitting idle for decades. This should be an easy decision.

  • Citizen Pain Citizen Pain

    @Paul. They seem to have a better handle on technology than any other real estate company. It's their Ace card really. I rely on their property search site for some RE investment purposes because it contains almost as much useful info as the MLS.

  • Thomas R Resident of Schorsch Village

    I was surprised by the Wrigleyville and Andersonville median prices, they seemed low. Anyone who lives on the North Side knows those areas are more expensive. Those areas are saturated with condos. It depends on how they get their samplings for the median home prices. My experience with Redfin is that their home estimator is usually higher than Zillow or Realtor.com. Keep in mind that the median prices include homes that flippers buy which are of course lower than other sold, turn-key properties.

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 10

Jan 09

Catalytic Converter theft attempt

Hi Neighbors,
Just a heads up. I had an attempted theft of my catalytic converter over the weekend. I live on the 3900 block of Kedvale, and drive a 2012 Jeep Liberty. My car was parked right out in front of my building on the same block. I am not sure if it happened overnight Saturday to Sunday (Jan 6th o Jan 7th) or Sunday to Monday (Jan 7th to Jan 8th) as I did not drive my car on...

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Hi Neighbors,
Just a heads up. I had an attempted theft of my catalytic converter over the weekend. I live on the 3900 block of Kedvale, and drive a 2012 Jeep Liberty. My car was parked right out in front of my building on the same block. I am not sure if it happened overnight Saturday to Sunday (Jan 6th o Jan 7th) or Sunday to Monday (Jan 7th to Jan 8th) as I did not drive my car on Sunday. Monday morning however when I left for work the car sounded like truck, and was extremely loud when accelerating. I took it to Iggy's Muffler shop on Montrose and Harlem and was told that someone had cut through the front, and was half way through the back with they either gave up, or got spooked and left. Iggy's did great work and only charged me $50 to weld everything back together.

Not sure there is any way to prevent this from happening in the future, other than parking in well lit areas and everyone keeping a watchful eye. Unfortunately I do not have garage access which would be the best option.

Jan 05

Updated Jan 09

No mail since December 28th?

Anyone noted that there has been no mail delivery in the Jefferson Park area since Dec 28th? I am told that the post office is very short of help. I offered to pick up my mail and was told it would be delivered yesterday. That didn't happen. Wonder how mail can be retrieved at this point.. If you are having a problem, best to contact MIKE QUIGLY at 773-267-5926. You can also contact the post office at 708-667-4696 but they are not very helpful and rather rude.

  • Brushman4 Serving the best since "53"

    Cudos to my mailman Louis he works every day and delivers at about the same time daily. If you have a lady mailperson is she called a femaleman?

  • Gardener Portage Park

    A second shout out to Antonio! He hasn't missed a mail in package delivery through all this frigid weather. We've usually been blessed with mail carriers who are reliable and consistent. We had one carrier, Jeffrey, for years and he became a friend, not just our carrier. And yes, we...

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    A second shout out to Antonio! He hasn't missed a mail in package delivery through all this frigid weather. We've usually been blessed with mail carriers who are reliable and consistent. We had one carrier, Jeffrey, for years and he became a friend, not just our carrier. And yes, we remember our carriers with a holiday day gift, cold water bottles in the heat of summer, a Halloween treat and a "thank you!" if we're outside when he comes by. FYI our mail is delivered out of the Irving Park substation on Cicero near Roscoe.

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 Lucille, give me strength.

    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 06

Dec 31 2014

Updated Jan 05

happy new year!

wishing everyone a safe and good new year!

anyone start on resolutions yet?

  • Good riddance to Jamie Anne...she's done don't ya know?!

    Thin skin much???

  • Giving credit or blame to a president for the state of the economy after one year is not right.

    If Trump's administration is able to sustain key economic factors (DJIA is not one of them) than we can begin to give him credit. But, until next year's State of the...

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    Giving credit or blame to a president for the state of the economy after one year is not right.

    If Trump's administration is able to sustain key economic factors (DJIA is not one of them) than we can begin to give him credit. But, until next year's State of the Union, we will have to see. The DJIA is an economic factor mainly for the upper crust including CEO's of the companies measured via the DJIA. I understand that retirement plans are effected by the DJIA, but that, like the economy is cyclical and factored into your lifetime average including the lean years when you shift your money largely to interest bearing investments.A select few are lucky enough or knowledgeable enough to play the market perfectly. (aka insiders and CEO's)

    Job creation, median income numbers, unemployment rates and interest rates are what effect the commoners like you and me not the DJIA. Giving Obama credit for that yesterday or to Trump today is a red herring.

    Now I will say that, in comparing economic numbers during the Reagan years and the Obama years, the recovery was considerably more sluggish under Obama. Both men inherited a catastrophic economy. While the economy has its own engine, the president's policies can assist in the trend (up or down). The economy has and always will run in cycles.

Hello, neighbor. This thread was closed due to violations of the EveryBlock community guidelines, which intend to keep discussions informative, friendly and respectful.

Dec 14

Updated Jan 03

Recommend good local insurance agent?

Can anyone recommend a good local insurance agency for auto and homeowners? Reasonably priced and reliable customer service. Thanks

Jan 01

Updated Jan 03

Giving Thanks for O’Hare Jet Noise 2017

The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) in cahoots with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has increased air traffic,noise and air pollution affecting thousands of families in the way we live, learn, play. Homes bulldozed, forests destroyed, cemeteries relocated for additional runways that affect the quality of life for thousands. Aspects to be thankful for:
- No Rats under the flight paths. Mayor Rahm allocated millions to eradicate rats in parts of Chicago. The communities under the O’Hare Flight paths are...

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The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) in cahoots with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has increased air traffic,noise and air pollution affecting thousands of families in the way we live, learn, play. Homes bulldozed, forests destroyed, cemeteries relocated for additional runways that affect the quality of life for thousands. Aspects to be thankful for:
- No Rats under the flight paths. Mayor Rahm allocated millions to eradicate rats in parts of Chicago. The communities under the O’Hare Flight paths are relatively rat free. Those toxic jet fuel emissions showering our neighborhoods sure do a fine job.
- CDA customer service. CDA police seriously beat a passenger aboard an aircraft for refusal to give up a paid for seat. CDA Commissioner Evans used the treatment of O’Hare community neighbors as examples on how to treat the public.
- O’Hare area Departure Tax. Of the 20 largest cities, Chicago is the only to lose population. As more people leave due to airport pollution and other quality of life issues, Mayor Rahm is instituting a Departure Tax at the airports but on U-Hauls leaving the city.
- FAA, servant of the public. US Rep Steve Lynch dubbed the FAA as the most unresponsive agency in government.
- Lower Property taxes. The Cook county assessor lowered some property assessments due to the effect of aircraft noise on home values. Mayor Rahm then proceeded to increase property taxes for all.
- The O’Hare Noise redistribution program. The CDA and puppet ONCC instituted a runway rotation plan to redistribute night flights over our communities. Now you and your children will know when to expect sleep interruption as opposed to being surprised.
- Loving the IRS. The FAA has beat out the IRS as the most despised federal agency.
-The big engine that couldn't. As O'Hare is touted as the economic engine for the Chicago area, why is it then that local taxes keep rising and services keep getting cut. In the words of many local politicos…Where’s mine.

  • Dan G Scratch and win

    Lol a few more days and I can say farewell to Portshit Park and Chicago.

  • I occasionally hear a jet overhead (and I see them more often), but I get a lot more noise from the streets. Are other blocks so much quieter that the airplane noise is so much more substantial than the cars?

Dec 12

Updated Jan 02

Demolition of the Brown's Chicken at Lawerence and Central

I drove past the corner of Lawerence and Central and noticed the fencing around the corner. Does anyone Know what is going on?

Dec 21

Updated Jan 02

Senior housing considered for stalled development site at Six Corners where bank was demolished

Senior housing with ground-floor retail and medical uses are being considered for the stalled development site at Six Corners. One preliminary site plan for the 2.7-acre parcel at Milwaukee and Irving shows a 10-story building, but any housing development for the site is expected to undergo several revisions. Alderman John Arena said that any proposal for the former Bank of America property is “speculative” at this time and that discussions with the developer are continuing.
http://nadignewspapers.com/2017/12/21/senior-housing-considered-for-stalled-development-site-at-six-corners/

  • Understood. I don't like Full Circle's position on this issue though. When asked if each resident would be vetted when they turn 18, the answer was 'No'. So, if a 17 year old with a criminal history moves in with the family, they're fine with that. I'm not.

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    Understood. I don't like Full Circle's position on this issue though. When asked if each resident would be vetted when they turn 18, the answer was 'No'. So, if a 17 year old with a criminal history moves in with the family, they're fine with that. I'm not.

    But I'm really not trying to make this another thread about Full Circle. A lot of us here in Jeff Park have all agreed we could use more Senior housing, and we were chastised as racists for it.
    I'm just pointing out the blatant hypocrisy that is being put on the table dressed up like flowers.

  • Jeffrey Littleton Sheridan Park Neighbors Administrator

    Wouldn't someone turning 18 only have a juvenile record to be vetted?

Dec 28

Updated Jan 02

Status of new LED street lights?

Does anyone by chance know when Jefferson Park is slated to get the new LED street lights?

A few weeks ago there was a real windy day and the street pole on the corner (@my handle name ha) fell down.

I was surprised to see it replaced with the same style green metal pole (as a mile east the lights are on aluminum poles) but I digress- I was surprised the hadn’t used this time to add the new LED light pole or same old pole but add the led light in?

* I’m not saying that I am for or agains’t the new LED lights just curious when they are getting phased in.

Thank for your help.

  • Thanks, Brushman4, back at ya.
    A great new years resolution would be if EB members helped answer the Authors questions vs providing personal POVs that really don't have anything to do with the initial ask. Out of 20 comments, I ultimately found the answer for myself. Um, thanks?

    Happy New Year!

  • The project is for four years; do not think they have released details about what areas they are doing first.

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