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ECA Annual Egg Hunt: A Success!

Perfect weather greeted hundreds of neighbors who celebrated spring with an egg hunt. Parents had home-made bakery treats and the kids hunted for eggs filled with chocolate and other candy.


Christine Rosenberg’s Easter Photos

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Christine Rosenberg, one of the ECA’s talented photographers, captured the fun at the ECA’s 2017 Egg Hunt.

Click here to view the entire photo album.


Jeff Singer’s Memorable Catch

Jeff Singer, the ECA’s redoubtable Treasurer, captured an unbelievable moment. Two squirrels raced onto the field and grabbed one egg each. Then they split up and took to the trees to enjoy the treat.

Click the image on the right to see more detail.

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Golden Egg Winners

Here are the lucky winners who discovered they had the winning golden egg.

Kelly, winner in the 2-3 age group

Kelly, winner in the 2-3 age group

Theo, winner in the 4-5 age group

Theo, winner in the 4-5 age group

Noah, winner in the 6-7 age group

Noah, winner in the 6-7 age group

Ivana, winner in the 8-9 age group

Ivana, winner in the 8-9 age group

Not pictured is Justin, who won in the 0-1 Category.


Seed & Plant Swap

BRING SOMETHING • TAKE SOMETHING

Saturday, May 6, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM • Edgebrook Branch Library, 533 W Devon, 2nd Floor Community Room

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Do you love to garden, and hate to waste?

There are so many plant choices, but often not enough space. Consider swapping those extra seeds and plants.

Seeds can be dropped off May 1-6 at the Edgebrook library.

All plants must be divided prior to the swap and dropped off at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 6.

This program is sponsored by the Edgebrook Community Association. One of our members suggested it and we followed through.

Ask your librarian or click here for more information.


DESTINATION DEVON

Used Book Sale

Saturday, May 20, 1:00 – 4:00 PM • Edgebrook Branch Library, 533 W Devon, 2nd Floor Community Room

usedbooks Grow your own private library at this Everyday Edgebrook-sponsored used book sale event. Most hardcover books will sell for $1.00, and most paperback books will sell for $0.50. Paperbacks will be available for purchase at the Devon Ave entrance, and other materials will be available for purchase in the first floor reading area. All proceeds will benefit the Edgebrook Library.

Edgebrook Library accepts donations of books, DVDs, audiobooks, music CDs, and more for children, teens and adults year-round. Donations should be in very good condition and should be brought into the library and given to a staff member at the circulation desk.

Ask your librarian or click here for more information.


Conversation with Commander Looney

Monday, May 22, 6:30 PM • Edgebrook Branch Library, 533 W Devon Ave

Patch_of_the_Chicago_Police_Department This is you chance to interact with our Police Commander. William Looney will be able to tell you
what’s happening in the neighborhood and ways to keep you and your family safe.

Don’t miss this important meeting brought to you by members of the Edgebrook Community Association.


Hamilton’s Women

Wednesday, May 24, 6:30 PM • Edgebrook Branch Library, 533 W Devon Ave

One was his correspondent.
One may have been his lover.
One was his wife.

elizabeth The Schuyler sisters were infatuated with Alexander Hamilton. And he responded in kind. Watch history come to life at the Edgebrook Branch Library, 5331 W Devon Ave, May 24, 6:30 – 7:30 PM.

The ECA is pleased to offer our neighbors the chance to discover the Schuyler sisters. You don’t need to have seen the smash hit Hamilton to enjoy this living-history portrayal of the sisters who captivated Hamilton.

  • His wife, Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton,
  • Her sister, the charming, witty Angelica Schuyler Church, and
  • Her other sister, high-spirited Peggy Schuyler van Rensselaer

Actress and scholar Leslie Goddard, Ph.D., brings these women to life as they discuss their complicated relationships with Hamilton and the other men in their lives who helped shape the nation.

Leslie Goddard has portrayed famous women and presented history lectures for more than ten years. “I give voice to stories from the past.”

Hamilton’s Women is sponsored by the Edgebrook Community Association and its generous members.


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Jackie Murphy from Alderman Napolitano’s office set in this news about the Participatory Budget,

Dear Valued Community Members,

The results are in! Following all of our hard work and dedication over the last six months, we are very excited to announce the results of the 41st Ward’s Inaugural Participatory Budget. We would like to thank you for your assistance in developing projects and facilitating mobile voting events all over the ward. We had 1,208 votes cast which yielded the following results:

    Percentage of the $1 million used toward street resurfacing:

  • 100% -199 votes
  • 90% -110 votes
  • 80% -179 votes
  • 70% -353 votes
  • 60%- 367 votes
    PB Projects were prioritized by voters in the following order:

  1. Pedestrian and Traffic Safety
  2. Lighting Improvements
  3. Streetscape Improvements
  4. Community Garden / Beautification

The largest number of voters felt that 60% of the $1 million should be used for traditional street resurfacing, leaving $400,000 to be allocated to PB projects.

Since the total cost of all four projects is estimated at $440,000, Alderman Napolitano has decided to allocate the additional $40,000 from ward reserve funds to ensure that all four PB projects are completed.

Stay tuned to learn about the next steps regarding timeline and detail on how the community garden groups will work with Neighbor Space.


Edgebrook Community Calendar

Was there a meeting you meant to attend? Are you looking for something to do in the neighborhood. Explore what’s happening in Edgebrook.


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Nothing to do?
Visit the library.

The ECA supports our Library

Take a look at what’s being offered at the Edgebrook Branch Library. In addition to books, movies, music, and reference materials, our library has a wealth of interesting, educational, and fun programming.

Take a look.


March 2017 Newsletter

The ECA’s March 2017 Newsletter appeared in the March 11 issue of the Nadig Reporter. You can also read it here.

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Snow Plowing Service provided by the ECA

  • The ECA provides a limited (but very important) service when there is more than 4 inches of snowfall. Click here for more information.
  • The ECA provides snow plow service to this area, excluding the major city streets. Click on the map.
  • Snow Plowing HOTLINE (224) 724-1353

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Edgebrook: a Neighborhood on the Northwest Side of Chicago, Illinois  60646 Established in 1940, the Edgebrook Community Association encourages Community Spirit; seeks the Maintenance, improvement of and Access to, all Public Property and Services in the Community; and is Concerned with Interests in General of the Property Owners, Residents and Commerce in the Community.