Thursday, July 30, 2009

Open Post 7/30 through 8/5


5th Annual Play for Maeve

5th Annual Play for Maeve
Saturday August 1st , 2009
1-6 at Beverly Park

(Includes: Food, soft drinks, T-Shirt, activities and games for the kids, entertainment)
$50 for a family ticket
$30 for an individual ticket
**New this Year a Family ticket will also include special “Maeve” string backpacks for the kids, as well as a raffle ticket to be used for a special item!

Please call Matt or Denise McNicholas at 773-401-3494 (we also have raffle tickets).

Grand Raffle Tickets
GRAND RAFFLE TICKETS are on sale! Just a few left!
$50 each only 500 sold.
Grand Prize is $5,000.
Please call Susie or Doug Schultz for raffle tickets at 708-289-2304

You Can Help!
We are also accepting donations. We can use sponsors for our T-shirt ($150) and/or donations for our silent auction and bucket raffle. If you or a group would like to donate an item or sponsor our t-shirt please call Matt or Denise at 773-401-3494

Kids activities include: inflatables, face painting, Ken Schultz the Flying Fool will be there to entertain, as well as two performers from Sparkles Entertainment

For more information:

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Discounted Pet Vaccine/Microchip

Cook County is offering discounted microchipping and rabies vaccines for your cats, dogs and ferrets.

$7 for one year rabies vaccine/$21 for three year vaccine
$10 for microchipping of your pet.

Attached is the link for location schedule with times. Nearest I find is Crestwood. (click the title of the post for direct link)

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Gas Leak~

111th and Spaulding. Some homes being evacuated.


About 20 homes and businesses in the Mount Greenwood neighborhood were evacuated for about a half hour this morning because of a gas line rupture, officials said.

A contractor hit the line in the vicinity of 111th Street and Spaulding Avenue on the Far Southwest Side despite the area being marked, said Peoples Gas spokeswoman Bonnie Johnson.

The Fire Department declared a hazardous materials situation about 9:15 a.m. and ordered the evacuations. But the line was capped and people were allowed to return to their homes and workplaces by 9:45 a.m.

But as of noon, 70 customers remained without gas, Johnson said. She expected service to be restored later this afternoon.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Got Stuff?

Along with the open post weekly, once or twice a month I will post "Got Stuff?" This is where you will post stuff you have for sale, cars, boats, books, school uniforms, game systems, whatever.

You can post what you are looking to buy too.

This will be an on-line garage sale.

You can barter or sell, whatever you want.

Leave email/phone number if you choose or reply to prior comments in comments.

This is our 60655 version of Craig's list, without the wackos...

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Say What!!! Are you kidding me!

I found this interesting and also a little ridiculous in some circumstances. I understand controlling your kids, but I cannot and will not have my teenager leashed to me. I cannot follow them and all I can do is hope that I instilled morals in them...but the day I have to pay for their stupidity, they are dead meat!

READ ON... This is an Illinois law.

Parental Liability for Minors

In general, minors are liable for their misdeeds. However, when a minor acts intentionally or negligently in a manner that causes harm to another, it is difficult to collect damages from the minor. In such a situation, the minor's parents may also be held liable for their child's acts and/or ordered to pay for them. A "parent" can be anyone exercising parental authority over the child, but typically refers to the "custodial" parent. Although they vary widely by state, most parental liability laws target intentional, malicious or reckless behavior and exclude pure accidents. Parental liability stems from the custodial parents' obligation to supervise and educate their children.

Types of Acts by Minors for Which Parents May be Liable

Many states have enacted laws which hold custodial parents responsible for delinquent acts of their minor children including:


Theft and shoplifting

Automobile accidents (especially if junior throws a party and someone left drunk, gets hurt, kiss your house goodbye)

Fights and assaults

File sharing (e.g., music industry copyright cases)

In general, individuals who are injured or harmed by a minor may be able to file suit against both the minor and the minor's parents.

A co-worker's daughter was caught shoplifting (14 years old) and was arrested and sentenced to community service. Okay fine, good, she learned a lesson (hopefully). Well then mom gets a letter from the store stating that the mom has to pay $130 in restitution. WHAT??? There were no damages, the merchandise never even got of the store. What are you paying for. Maybe I am wrong, but when I drop off my kid at the mall and they do something SO STUPID, why do I have to pay?

So with the fighting at Mt. Greenwood, parents be forewarned, if someone gets hurt, YOU can be liable for DAMAGES.

Open Post 7/23 through 7/29

Please put all "off topic" comments here and leave the titled posts for comments related to that post. Thanks.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Sorry about posting delays ~ I'm on vacation

I took some vacation days so posting will be sporatic.

FYI - Went camping. If you like camping, you have to try out Potato Creek State Park in Indiana (near South Bend). Huge lots, SUPER clean bathrooms with hot showers, nice lake for fishing with beach, pets welcome, playlots, hiking, biking, and much more...$17.00 per night for tent camping. I'm not so much a tent camper, but with a good air mattress, I didn't want to go home. The stars were unbelieveable. Two hours away and I felt like I was in another world. Then I came back, ugghhh.

Water park tomorrow. This is my staycation. Yeah me!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

High School Textbooks - Buy and Sell Here

The dreaded time has arrived! It's time to start thinking of school. I know, I know, it's still 6 weeks for Catholic and 7 for public, but if you snooze, you lose.

If you need textbooks for high school students, post it here.
If you want to sell some books, list them here.

You may put email addresses and phone numbers if you want.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Breaking News? What's going on?

Helicopters are flying around, what's going on? Heard that shots were fired at 111th/110th and Lawndale. Anyone have the scoop.

A Little ditty about the Olympics the "Chicago Way"

(I stole this off of Jim McMahon's site as I laugh my butt off)...Thanks Jim

Polka Party

If you go ...

What: Third annual Polka Party

When: 1 to 9 p.m. Saturday

Where: St. Christina football field, 111th Street and Central Park Avenue, Chicago

Admission: $5 per person for ages 18 and older, free for children

Highlights: Dinners, served starting at 3 p.m., are $12 per plate or five for $50; kolaczki contest winner announced at 7:30 p.m.; arts and craft show, 1 to 9 p.m; Mass at 5:30 p.m.; live polka band, 6:30 to 9 p.m.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Open Post 7/16 through 7/22

2211 Beat Meeting

The beat meeting is tonight at Mt. Greenwood Park. 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Who: Chicago Fire Department Local 2 Bravest Baseball Club Hosts the U.S. Military All-Stars

What: Two nights of REAL Baseball

When: Friday, July 17th & Saturday, July 18th at 7:00 P.M.

Where: Standard Bank Stadium located at 14007 S. Kenton Avenue in Crestwood , IL . (Home of the Windy City Thunderbolts).

Why: For the benefit of raising funds and awareness for U.S.A. Cares.

Tickets: Buy one, get one free for a limited time from any CFD Bravest team member by calling Dan Sheahan at (773) 255-4719 or e-mail him at

You can also contact Jim Rice at the W.C.Thunderbolts Box Office. (708) 489-2255 Ext #2011

Frills: "Filler up Friday" - One dollar draft beer on Friday night only. Fun and games between innings. Fireworks following both games. Post game party at 115 Bourbon Street

Bear the Police Dog is Missing - Again

Okay, keep your eyes open for Bear the Canine Police Officer. He jumped his fence again on Saturday night. He is supposed to be friendly. If you find him or think you see him, call 911.

*** UPDATE:::: still missing...last seen near 87th and Cicero. Reward is being offered. ****

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Open Post 7/9 through 7/15

Here's your open post for this week.

Officer Densey Cole's Blog Link

The blog for Officer Cole is up and running. Please check it out.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Just too Gross - Burr Oak Cemetery is in a TON of Trouble

For those of you wondering what all the police, helicopters, etc. were all about today, here you go:


Dozens of graves have been dug up in historic Burr Oak Cemetery in Alsip and the bodies dumped "in a massive pile on cemetery grounds," the Cook County sheriff's office says.

No details were immediately available, but Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart plans to hold a news conference at the gates of the cemetery in 4400 block of West 127th Street in the south suburb at 5 p.m.

His office says Dart will discuss the results of a financial crimes investigation at the cemetery, where many famous African-Americans are buried, including Emmett Till, Willie Dixon and Dinah Washington.

***** UPDATE**********
For at least the past four years, employees were excavating entire burial casks - including the concrete vault that surrounds the coffin - moving them to the area on the north end of the property and then smashing them into pieces, Dart said.

The sheriff's department started investigating the cemetery six weeks ago when the owners contacted the department, Dart said.

"It seems some people have some consciences and it bothered them," Dart said.
The investigation started as a financial crimes probe, but it soon took a turn, he said.
"What we found was beyond startling and revolting," Dart said.

He said the employees taking part in the scheme would bury new bodies in the plots, but would do so off the books so that the cemetery's records would not show their treachery. From the outside it would appear the bodies were never moved, he said.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

This One's For Gina Benefit ~ July 11, 2009

On December 6th, 2008, Chicago Police Sergeant and long-time Mount Greenwood resident, Gina Dwyer-Meliska, suffered a cardiac arrest as a result of a condition called Apical Ballooning Syndrome (ABS). Although she was fortunate enough to receive CPR moments after her collapse, Gina was without oxygen for several minutes and remains in a minimally conscious state, changing the course of her life.

Although Gina's condition has stabilized, her biggest concern remains to be any neurological damage that may have occurred due to her loss of oxygen. Gina initially spent 17 days in ICU and has transferred to acute long-term care facilities. Unfortunately, Gina has faced many setbacks that interrupt her therapy. At this point, Gina faces indefinite, long-term care which will put a financial burden on the family.

Through this ordeal, it has become increasingly obvious how many hearts and lives Gina has touched throughout the years. First and foremost, Gina has always put her family in the number one position. Gina has a husband and three children all of whom Gina adores. Although they have been devastated by her illness, the family has been surviving with an outpouring of love from family, friends, and community.

With that being said, Gina is a remarkable, dedicated individual that has always contributed her time and efforts to others, working on countless benefits and in organizations going above and beyond the call of duty. Gina has been a dear friend and mentor to many, always seeing the good in a person and pushing those she knew to do their personal best, all while achieving her own personal goals: whether it be running a marathon or working towards her Masters degree, Gina has always been an inspiration.

It is at this time that we are asking for your help to aid the Dwyer-Meliska family. Please join us for a benefit:

July 11, 2009
115 Bourbon Street
3359 West 115th street
3-8 pm

There will be food, fun, beverages and prizes! If you are unable to make it, but would like to send or make a donation - non-monetary gifts to:

This One's for Gina
c\o Maggie Engstrom
11118 S. Washtenaw
Chicago, IL. 60655

It is at this time that we need to take action for someone who has always given 110% to others...... This One’s for Gina.Thank you in advance for your generosity and consideration,

~The Committee

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

City Stickers for Sale at Mt. Greenwood Ward Office - TODAY

From 12 to 6 today only, you can buy your stickers from the Ward Office in Mt. Greenwood. The office is at 111th & Whipple.

Open Post - 7/1 through 7/8

Have at it!

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