Riverbank Neighbors Notes

By Mike Fourcher | Friday, February 19, 2010

Pete writes:
Please Join us at our Annual Winter Gathering to Celebrate and Plan
Saturday, Feb 20, 2010
Waters School Fieldhouse
(on Sunnyside, between Maplewood and Campbell)
1:00 until 2:00 or so.


Share food and talk. Bring a dish or beverage if you can, (and your own tableware if you remember.)

1:00 ?the Mighty Bullfrogs Community Chorus will bless us with song

Present and discuss any updates to our management plan:

Roark Johnson Riverbank slide show!

Update on MWRD project and the challenges it presents to RBN;

Julie Peterson short movie from waters School Media Lab!

Up date on Horner Park project and community gardens by Kevin and Christiane!

Set 4-8 workdates for the upcoming year

Set dates and hosts for Equinoxes and Solstices;

Discuss ideas for involving children in important tasks;

Volunteer to prepare a 3-fold to put in the little boxy holder that MWRD put up.

Call for a motion, and adopt.

Sing the River song on the way out.

Please come ready to contribute your ideas, energy and time,

(see the mgmt plan here: http://tinyurl.com/rbn09plan)

From Friends of the Forest Preserves (www.fotfp.org):
Nice work! Cosponsors needed
Board Separation Bill HB 5128 passes committee
Dear Friend,
Without question the Forest Preserve Board Separation Bill, HB 5128, passed the Illinois House of Representatives Counties & Townships Committee as a result of your efforts!

Now we need to add cosponsors to demonstrate that this bill has the support it needs to pass. Please contact (call, email, or visit) your State Senator and Representative and ask them to join on as a cosponsor. Our goal is to sign on as many cosponsors as possible for SB 2934 and HB 5128.

At a minimum, ask them to commit to voting YES for these bills. And, please be sure to let us know what you find out.

Benjamin Cox
Executive Director
Friends of the Forest Preserves

P.S. To add to the good news the Cook County Farm Bureau, with its 40,000 members, has joined the coalition!
Coalition Members
? ? ? ? Friends of the Forest Preserves
? ? ? ? The Civic Federation
? ? ? ? Audubon-Chicago Region
? ? ? ? Bird Conservation Network
? ? ? ? The Better Government Association
? ? ? ? Cook County Commissioner Larry Suffredin (D-Evanston)
? ? ? ? The Cook County Farm Bureau
? ? ? ? Environmental Law and Policy Center
? ? ? ? Friends of the Parks
? ? ? ? Openlands
? ? ? ? The Illinois Chapter of the Sierra Club
? ? ? ? The Illinois Environmental Council

Neighborhood Home For Sale:
We are selling our house at 2540 Pensacola and moving into my mom and
dad’s house next door. So who ever buys it would have great neighbors
in a great neighborhood.

Here is the info on our house.
2540 W. Pensacola

2 story brick
4 bedrooms
hardwood floors through out
2 renovated full baths
beautiful remodeled kitchen with spacious pantry
granite counter tops
laundry room on 2nd floor
central air on 2nd floor
radiator heat/new boiler
new water heater
all new or newer double hung double glazed windows
new sidewalk from front to alley
2 car detached garage
built solid in 1925
near brown line el, river walk, several parks and Lincoln Square
Asking price $520,000
Call 773-267-8832 or 773-203-7053 ask for Tom or Karen

Neighborhood Building For Sale:
2525 W. Hutchinson ? 2 flat plus- Specs

Full Gut Rehab in 2004. ?All new plumbing, electrical and windows, HVAC & AC. ?The building has Central Air, and Heating has Humidification attached.

Excellent Insulation keeps the utility bills low.

Extra Wide building with 2.5 Garage with auto door opener.

Lots of storage in the building.

1st floor apartment 2 Bedroom with all major upgrades ? Crown Molding, Diagonal Wooden Floors, Full Tile Bathroom, Granite countertops, Custom Closet in Bedroom. Large Kitchen with lots of counter space. ?Very large Pantry. ?Washer/Dryer and Enormous Outdoor Deck. ?A large front porch where you can watch the kids play, read a book, or just enjoy the summer with your neighbors.

2nd floor large 2 Bedroom rental with wooden floors, Fireplace, and a bonus room. ?Large Eat-In Kitchen with Dishwasher and lots of counter space. ?It also has a large front porch.

Mother-in-Law 1 BR in basement ? full rehab. ?The nicest basement apartment you have ever seen. Could be opened to join the 1st floor.

Coin operated Washer/Dryer in Basement and a Sub Pump to stop flooding.

Email Missy at michele@signsnowchicago.com.

The Free List:

Pete: ?Small refrigerator, office desk, and 1Cubic foot freezer are available for give away. Call 773-463-8968.

Kevin: I’m looking for some clear plastic 2 liter bottles. ?Email at kgander@pobox.com or phone 773 583-7042 so I can arrange pick-up.


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