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jack doronPerson was signed in when posted
12:38 PM ET (US)
Dancin’ in the Park at Willye White Park in Rogers Park

This summer Willye White Park is the place to dance on the north side! The Howard Street Special Service Area (SSA #19) is hosting a series of three free dancing nights in Willye White Park located at 1610 W Howard St in Rogers Park. Pack a picnic and bring the kids for this evening of fun for all ages.

Our Swing! night was a huge success. But don’t worry if you missed out; we have two more fun nights of dancing planned for this summer.

Coming up on Thursday, July 30 from 6 pm. – 8:30 p.m. is traditional Chicago Steppin’. May I Have This Dance will be offering one hour of free steppin’ dance instruction from 6 -7, followed by one and a half hours of open dance.

Cha Cha!
The third night is Thursday, August 27 from 6 pm. – 8:30 p.m. May I Have This Dance will be offering one hour of free cha cha dance instruction from 6 -7, followed by one and a half hours of open dance.

Street parking is plentiful.
Harvey KahlerPerson was signed in when posted
12:36 AM ET (US)
Be Safe at Home
Exchange Household Hazards for Environmental Resources
Saturday, August 9
9 am - 3 pm
Northeastern Illinois University
3701 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.
Drop- off your:
• old or unused prescription
& non-prescription
• computers, cell phones,
fax machines,
scanners, keyboards
• hazardous household
chemicals & paints
• old gas can and/
or gas-powered
lawn mower*
*lawn mower exchange is only available
at August 9 event
pick-up your:
• compost bin $30 payable by
check or money order only. Available to
Chicago residents only, while supplies last.
• rain barrel $40 payable by check or
money order only. Available to Chicago
residents only, while supplies last.
• FREE compact fluorescent
lightbulb Available while supplies last.
• FREE environmentallyfriendly
gas can when you
trade in your old one.
• $100 rebate towards an
electric or push mower when you
drop-off your old gas-powered mower.
Available on August 9 only.
Take your household chemicals and computers to the
City’s permanent Household Chemicals & Computer
Recycling Facility, 1150 N. North Branch St. (two blocks
east of the Kennedy Expressway at Division Street).
Tuesdays (7 am - 12 pm), Thursdays (2 pm - 7 pm), and
the first Saturday of every month (8 am - 3 pm)
City of Chicago
Richard M. Daley, Mayor
QUESTIONS? Call the Department of Environment
at 312-744-7606 or visit cityofchicago.org/environment
Saturday, September 20
9 am - 3 pm
City Parking Facility
900 E. 103rd St.
Events will be held rain or shine.
Es te seguro en su hogar
Intercambie productos tóxicos por productos para
proteger el medio ambiente
En treguen Sus :
• Químicos de uso casero &
pinturas de aceite
• Computadoras, teléfonos
celulares, máquinas de
fax, “escaneadoras”,
• Medicamentos viejos o
no usados, con o sin
• Latas de gasolina
vieja y/o cortadora
de céspedes de
La compra de cortadoras de pasto estara disponible solamente en el
evento de Agosto 9.
Recoja Sus:
• Composteras**
$30. Se aceptan cheques o giros solamente
• Barril para la lluvia**
$40. Se aceptan cheques o giros solamente
• Focos fluorescente, gratis
cuando participe en el evento*
• Latas de gasolina ecológica,
gratis cuando se haga
intercambio por una usada*
• $100 rebaja hacía una máquina
cortadora de céspede eléctrica,
manual o de baterías cuando
entreguen su cortadora de
céspede de gasolina usada
Llevan sus químicos domesticos y computadoras al sitio
permanente de Reciclaje de Computadoras y Entrega de
Químicos de la Ciudad de Chicago (Household Chemicals
& Computer Recycling Facility), 1150 N. North Branch St.
(dos cuadras al este del Kennedy Expressway
en la Calle Division).
Martes (7 am - 12 pm), Jueves (2 pm - 7 pm),
El primer Sábado de cada mes (8 am - 3 pm)
Ciudad de Chicago
Richard M. Daley
¿PREG UNTA S? Llamen al Departamento del Medio Ambiente, a
312-744-7606 o visiten cityofchicago.org/environment
*Disponibles mientras duren, limite 1 por hogar. ** Disponibles para residentes de la Ciudad de Chicago únicamente, con prueba de residencia.
Sábado, 9 de agosto
9 am - 3 pm
Northeastern Illinois University
3701 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.
Sábado, 20 de septiembre
9 am - 3 pm
City Parking Facility
900 E. 103rd St.
Harvey KahlerPerson was signed in when posted
06:38 PM ET (US)
Our downstairs neighbor at 2041 Birchwood was burgled today. He lost a flat panel TV, Nintendo game and some cash.
Jim KeplerPerson was signed in when posted
09:04 AM ET (US)
I received this from my son, a former Rogers Park and now Evanston resident (edited):

June 16 meeting at Second Unitarian Church on Barry Street, just off Broadway:

Apparently the new head of the independent review board for the Chicago Police Department has confirmed her attendance (something 2U is fairly excited about because of the police harassment of gay runaways around Belmont and Clark), and Tom Tunney has confirmed, too. Might be interesting, and I'm thinking that the more warm bodies, the better, even if it's not Rogers Park in particular. Might be something worth checking out to try to replicate in Rogers Park, too.

Lakeview Action Coalition CONVENTION

Convention Monday, June 16, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at Anshe Emet Synagogue, 3751 N. Broadway. A bus will leave from Second Unitarian Church on Barry Street and take us to Anshe Emet between 6:15 and 6:30. This event will be a great learning experience for older children, and there will be childcare available for younger children. LAC would like to know by June 9 how many children will probably be needing childcare. Please contact secondunitarian@att.net to sign up for childcare for the convention.

This is a great opportunity for our community to live out our values and hold elected officials accountable. Leaders will be testifying about several major justice issues - police brutality against homeless and LGBT youth, affordable housing, and access to health care.

This Convention will also feature the public launch of an environmental justice organizing project that 2U’s Social Justice and Green Sanctuary teams are spearheading. As we all know, environmental sustainability is a huge and important issue. It is also a justice issue because low-income folks tend to bear the burden of environmental destruction. Waste dumps tend to be located in poor communities, blue collar workers are the ones handling toxic products, and global warming will hurt poor countries and poor communities the hardest. At the same time, the things we do to solve environmental problems - like buying organic or installing new energy-efficient boilers or windows - aren’t affordable to lower-income folks. LAC is beginning an organizing campaign to support improvements in sustainability that will also support and be accessible to the lower-income residents of our neighborhood. We will be publicly introducing this initiative at the Convention.
Harvey KahlerPerson was signed in when posted
02:49 PM ET (US)
Hi Neighbors:
World Environment Day at Chicago Botanic Garden
Demonstrations and exhibits; may have information on WFMT or CBG web sites.
Thursday, June 5th, 10-3.
Free bus from Metra Glencoe station; 1st nb train dp Rogers Park, Lunt-Greenleaf & Ravenswood, at 10:52; ar Glencoe at 11:16.
Chances of getting on train with a bike may be slim.
Harvey KahlerPerson was signed in when posted
01:50 PM ET (US)
It’s that time of year again – Trashbuster’s Day, our annual Earth-day neighborhood cleanup is scheduled for this upcoming Saturday, April 26 from 10am-noon with a Steering Committee meeting immediately following. Join your neighbors in Brummel Park to register and bring your gloves, rakes, brooms, and trash bags – let’s get the neighborhood off to a sparkling start this year! We welcome neighbors from the East side of Custer and South of Howard as well! Due to the City’s change to Bulk Trash Days*, no dumpster will be provided, trash must be disposed of in your own garbage cart.

We need volunteers to run the registration table, and to flyer the neighborhood tomorrow. Please respond via email if you are available for either task.

Saturday’s Steering Committee Meeting, immediately after Trashbuster’s Day in Brummel Park or at 633 Howard in the event of inclement weather, will offer our summer plan for Brummel Park Neighbors, including a report from Ridgeville Park District, the Evanston Police Department and the City of Evanston . We will offer further information on other initiatives in the area: Neighborhood Watch and Hands Across Howard. Finally, and most importantly, we will be asking for your feedback and support in making Brummel Park a better, safer place to live.

*Bulk Trash day for our area is Friday, April 25. Each household can place up to 6 cubic yards (equivalent to 1 mattress set) of trash on the parkway by no later than 7am. No tires or hazardous waste.


2008 Events Calendar:


· Ongoing Neighborhood Watch meetings - 7:30pm at 633 Howard on first and third Tuesdays of the month

· April 26 - Trashbuster's Day, Brummel Park, 10am-Noon, followed by Brummel Park Neighbors meeting

· May TBA (possibly the 17th) - Hands Across Howard Owners Initiative Meeting and Business District Walk

· May 5 - CPC Meeting at 7:30PM at Ridgeville House

· May 17 - Community Beautification Custer Street Planting Day

· June 7 - Spring Carnival, Brummel Park Noon-3pm

· July 26 - Brummel Park Neighbors meeting 2pm at 633 Howard

· August 8 - National Night Out, Brummel Park 6pm – bring your picnic to the park

· August or Sept TBA - Back-to-School services fair

· October 25 - Brummel Park Neighbors Meeting, 2pm at 633 Howard

· October 31 - Neighborhood Watch Halloween Walk


Thank you – I look forward to seeing all of you!


Michele Hays
Harvey KahlerPerson was signed in when posted
02:35 PM ET (US)
Ward 49 Newsletter
Community Meeting on Proposed Wolcott Development

Dear Neighbor,

I am writing to invite you to attend a meeting to review a proposal for the construction of a three-story, 23-unit condominium development at 7525 N. Wolcott. The site is currently occupied by Amber Automotive, an automobile repair business.

The meeting will take place on Monday, February 11th, 7:00 p.m., at Jordan Community School, 7414 N. Wolcott.

Dan Schwegel, who owns both the property and the auto repair business, will present the proposal. He will be joined by his architect, Roula Alakiotou, and his attorney, William Hennessey.

The lot is 16,145 square feet in size and is zoned C1-2. Mr. Schwegel proposes to close his auto repair business and re-adapt the existing building to a residential use. The current zoning would permit the construction of 16 dwelling units. The owner is requesting a zoning change to RM4.5, which would allow him to construct 23 dwelling units.

I have attached copies of the rendering, the floor plans, and the south and west elevations:

icon 7525_N._Wolcott_Proposed_Rendering.pdf (1451 KB)

icon 7525_N._Wolcott_Proposed_Floor_Plan.pdf (204 KB)

icon 7525_N._Wolcott_Proposed_South_and_West_Elevations (168 KB)

I am interested in hearing your views on the proposed development before I decide whether or not to support the zoning change. If you are unable to attend the meeting, please share your thoughts by replying to this e-mail or calling my office at 773-338-5796.


Joe Moore
Michele HaysPerson was signed in when posted
01:07 PM ET (US)
Just a reminder, in case you would still like to RSVP for Hands Across Howard meeting: The focus of our first meeting will be the Howard Street business district, and the objective of this first meeting will be to develop an action plan so we can make the best use of our time.

The meeting is scheduled for this upcoming Saturday, February 9 at 2pm at the Howard Street Police Outpost (633 Howard, Evanston; for Chicagoans that's across the street from the Popeye's Chicken in the 1900 block of Howard). Please RSVP to michelhays@juno.com so we can get an accurate count on who will be attending.
Harvey KahlerPerson was signed in when posted
12:57 AM ET (US)
On Tuesday, Jan 29, 2008, I met about eight Brummel Park Neighbors and Ald. Ann Rainey at the Skokie courthouse to be a court advocate in the trial of Mr. Timothy Brown for felony theft. Trial was postponed due to unfinished discovery investigation. He may be released on bail until his rescheduled court date on Feb 29.
At the Wednesday, Jan 23, 2008 hearing that Norma and I attended with Brummel Park Neighbors, Jose Clark was held for trial on Feb 13th for his break-ins.
Our neighbors in Evanston expressed gratitude for coming out in support of their effort.
Bernard GarboPerson was signed in when posted
01:51 AM ET (US)
Welcome. Please post events of interest to neighbors or that neighbors are participating in such as plays, concerts, gallery openings, sporting events or leagues, etc.
Edited 01-02-2008 02:02 AM

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