1 hour ago

Fire damages Lombard house

Firefighters were called at 8:37 p.m. to the home in the 1100 block of South Street, near Roosevelt Road. The house and a car parked near it were both on fire.

    Fire damages Lombard house
    A fire Wednesday evening caused about $200,000 damage to a bi-level Lombard house. No one was injured and the owners were not home at the time, according to Lombard Fire Lt. Dan Volz. Firefighters were called at 8:37 p.m. to the home in the 1100 block of South Street, near Roosevelt Road.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

Nov 10

MARTIN LUTHER KING KUMBAYA CHESS WORKSHOP Monday JANUARY 15th, 2018

Please join us on Martin Luther King Day, Monday 1/15/2018, for our Kumbaya Chess Workshop. All playing levels are welcome. Led by Super Trainer Shiva Maharaj and staff from Chess-Ed, the workshop will feature opening theory, middle game planning and combinations, and endgame technique. Students will be grouped according to skill level. Come join the fun and excitement of learning and playing chess for the day. Register TODAY!

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Please join us on Martin Luther King Day, Monday 1/15/2018, for our Kumbaya Chess Workshop. All playing levels are welcome. Led by Super Trainer Shiva Maharaj and staff from Chess-Ed, the workshop will feature opening theory, middle game planning and combinations, and endgame technique. Students will be grouped according to skill level. Come join the fun and excitement of learning and playing chess for the day. Register TODAY!

You can visit the below link and also please see the attached registration form.

https://2018mlkdaychess.eventbee.com

LOCATION: Edgebrook Lutheran Church
5252 West Devon in Chicago

OPTIONS: Morning, Afternoon and Full Day with snacks provided.
(Please bring a peanut free lunch for Full-day.)

Please send your chess enthusiast with a water bottle and if staying for the full session, with a lunch (peanut free). A snack will be provided during both morning and afternoon sessions.

Nov 05

Twin Bed Needs New Home

We have a clean, lightly used, twin bed (metal frame, box springs and mattress with cover) FREE to whoever needs it. We are redoing 2nd bedroom and it has to go ASAP. Besides email, you can call Anne at 847-858-0802 or Anne or Jim at 847-864-6982.

Nov 01

Kiwanis pizza event raises cash for youth to attend Evanston high school sports camp

"An estimated 165 people attended the Oct. 24 event, which was sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Evanston.

The event spokeswoman, Marian Kurz, said that about $2,500 was raised, money that would be used to provide scholarships for youth to attend ETHS sports camp."

http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/evanston/news/ct-evr-kiwanis-club-pizzafest-tl-1102-20171101-story.html

    Kiwanis pizza event raises cash for youth to attend Evanston high school sports camp
    Evanston Township High School cheerleaders showed some community service spirit recently, volunteering for Pizzafest at Gigio's Pizzeria in Evanston. An estimated 165 people attended the Oct. 24 event, which was sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Evanston. The event spokeswoman, Marian Kurz, said that about $2,500 was raised, money that would be used to provide scholarships for youth to attend ETHS sports camp.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Oct 19

Blotter: Man’s car vandalized in south Evanston

The man left his 2011 Chevy parked in the 1300 block of Oakton Street on Tuesday around 10:30 a.m. and returned after 4:18 p.m., Dugan said. When he arrived, he discovered both of his license plates had been stolen.

This article has 1 other Chicago location (Show)

The man typically parks his vehicle in the alleyway in the 400 block of Sheridan Road, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. Recently, the man has had two incidents where someone wrote “stop douche” in the dirt on his vehicle.

    Blotter: Man's car vandalized in south Evanston
    An Evanston resident told police his vehicle had been vandalized while parked in an alleyway in south Evanston between Monday night and Tuesday morning. The man typically parks his vehicle in the alleyway in the 400 block of Sheridan Road, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said.
    https://dailynorthwestern.com

Oct 06

Updated Oct 07

Can The Tax

    "Come Back" Commissioner Larry Suffredin
    Outrage toward the Cook County beverage tax is overwhelming in Cook County Commissioner Larry Suffredin's district - and residents are calling on him to change his position and repeal the tax.
    https://www.youtube.com/
  • robin in WRP I support a 28th Amendment 4Free & Fair Elections!

    Let's add potato chips, candy bars, and anything with high fructose corn syrup!

  • Let's eliminate the padded payrolls and government overreach!

Oct 04

Updated Oct 06

Neighborhood news about Chicago suburbs

Hello,

I'd like to learn more about Chicago's near suburbs, but EveryBlock seems to only cover Evanston. Is there an active message board similar to EveryBlock that covers suburbs like Skokie, Glenview, and Des Plaines?

Thanks!

  • Catherine NO!

    As silly as it sounds, I'm not sure of the names of the suburbs. I have a lot more Googling to do. At this very early stage, I see different names on Google maps for the same area and I'm not sure why. (Do suburbs have neighborhoods? Do villages exist within cities or are they completely separate entities?)

    I'm not familiar with any suburb besides Skokie and Evanston, because those are the two that the CTA train line goes to.

  • Sarahdonis Nearly 30 years in Edgewater; love RP & A'ville

    What exactly are you looking for, ‘Catherine?’

Oct 04

Updated Oct 05

ISO: Houseplants and grow lights

Hello,

I'm a houseplant hobby grower and could use more plant grow lights. These can include LEDs, florescent tube lights, workshop lights, aquarium lights, etc. If you have items you don't need, please let me know!

I could also use plant propagation plug trays. This sometimes comes with seed starting kits.

I mainly grow succulents/cacti, orchids, and tillandsia. I'm open to trades.

Thanks!

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

    You might have better luck with the virtual garage sale groups on facebook, or nextdoor.com

Oct 02

Columbus Day Schools-Out Kumbaya Chess Workshop

Super Trainer Shiva Maharaj and staff from Chess-Ed instruct students with opening theory, middle game planning, and combinations, and winning endgame technique. Students are grouped according to skill level: beginner/novice players, intermediate/ continuing players, and advanced/tournament players.

Event Cost: $40 half days; $70 full day.

Event times: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Info
LocationEdgebrook Lutheran Church 5252 West Devon, Chicago, Illinois 60646 View Map
Event Type Workshop
Buy Tickets https://2017columbusdaychess.eventbee.com

    Columbus Day 2017-Kumbaya Chess Workshop - Chicago
    Columbus Day 2017-Kumbaya Chess Workshop , 5252 West Devon - Chicago
    https://www.eventbee.com

Oct 01

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Sep 26

Jean Bowen a guiding light for students, staff in U-46

...St., Elgin. The funeral service is 11 a.m. Saturday at Wesley United Methodist Church, 1070 South St., Elgin. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the U-46 Educational...

    Jean Bowen a guiding light for students, staff in U-46
    "We are in the business of learning" -- that served as the guiding principle of Jean Bowen's life. A tireless proponent for Elgin Area School District U-46, Bowen, 75, of Elgin died Sept. 16 at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

Sep 26

Duo charged with stealing two cars, driving one into Port Barrington pond

...hours later, according to the statement, Crystal Lake police officers responded to a Walmart at 1205 South Route 31 for a report of two suspicious people inside the store. The statement added that...

    Duo charged with stealing two cars, driving one into Port Barrington pond
    Lake County authorities say a Round Lake Beach man and a teen companion were arrested earlier this month and charged with possession of a stolen vehicle after allegedly stealing a car in Port Barrington, driving it into a nearby pond and then driving a second vehicle stolen from Gurnee to buy dry clothes with a stolen credit card in Crystal Lake.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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