Chicagoland runners can now sign up for the Edison Park Turkey Trot, which this year supports three charities including SALUTE, INC., the Palatine, Illinois based non-profit dedicated to meeting the financial, physical and emotional needs of injured military service members, veterans and their families. The Thanksgiving Day 5K race started 22 years ago in Edison Park with just 500 runners. This year, more than 6,000 people are expected to run. The 5K kicks off at 9:30 a.m. on November 22nd--shortly after the Gobble Gallop, which takes place at 8:30 a.m. for kids ages 3 to 10. With no chips and no timers, the Turkey Trot is intended to be a fun holiday race that focuses on raising funds for various charitable organizations. This year, the beneficiaries include the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to honoring the lives of our fallen heroes, Ignite the Spirit, a charity that was created to raise funds for Chicago's firefighters, paramedics, … [Read more...] about Edison Park Turkey Trot to Support SALUTE, Inc.
Welcome to the “The Grid,” the Chicago Sun-Times’ in-depth look at Chicago neighborhoods. Today’s stop: Edison Park This neighborhood is 15 miles northwest of downtown Chicago. It’s a quiet, family oriented place that feels like a suburb within a city. Edison Park is rich in transportation resources with easy access to both Metra trains and the CTA blue line, plus O’Hare Airport and two of the city’s major expressways nearby. It’s also known for its quirky “O” streets. At least 20 of them begin with the letter “O.” A rich variety of restaurants located along what’s known as “Restaurant Row” also add to the fun in Edison Park, as you’ll find in this episode of The Grid. Our story includes: The history of Edison Park Restaurant Row Things to do And much more! Edison Park is named after inventor Thomas Alva Edison. | Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times This story on … [Read more...] about The Grid: Exploring the Edison Park neighborhood
Sandy Mazza Nashville Tennessean Published 10:11 p.m. UTC Jun 14, 2018 Dezmond Robertson, a 14-year-old living at Edgehill Apartments public housing, spends much of his free time riding bikes and playing with friends in the Edgehill Community Memorial Park, a wide-open green space next door. But the city-owned park, community gardens and former Murrell School are slated to be sold off to a developer who would likely use it for dense development. It’s one of three properties that would be put up for sale to balance the city’s budget for the coming fiscal year that begins July 1, if given final approval. Officials believe it could fetch $13 million. “I can come here and play and stuff when I get bored in the house,” said Robertson, who was disappointed to hear about the city’s plan during a community meeting Wednesday evening. “There’s another park but it’s messed up. Everyone comes to this one.” The park is also a … [Read more...] about Nashville community fights for Edgehill park, gardens proposed for development
Steph Solis NorthJersey Published 8:25 p.m. UTC Jun 8, 2018 When Cloyd Edralin was hired full-time as a machinist in late May, he considered the move a minor victory in his fight against methamphetamine addiction, which he developed after his father died in 2005. It was the latest of several milestones for Edralin, a Filipino-born father of four. He was staying sober, volunteering at hospitals that treat drug addiction and spending more time with his wife and four children, ages 11 to 22, said his wife, Brandi Davison-Edralin. The new job meant he could help support his family in their modest Highland Park home, she said. Edralin, 47, who has lived legally in the United States for three decades, was leaving his house to go to work on Monday morning when he was stopped by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers. They told Edralin, a green card holder, that he was being detained over an 11-year-old firearms conviction, ICE officials confirmed Thursday. "He … [Read more...] about ICE detains a 30-year NJ resident in Highland Park over decade-old conviction
Motoring along the New Jersey Turnpike it's hard to miss the soaring spires that appear to come from nowhere and reach for the heavens. Between Interchange 4 and 5 in Mount Laurel the hulking structure is taking shape. Of course, it's also easy to spot from Route 295, as well, as it runs parallel to the Turnpike. What is it, you may ask? The folks building it are betting on it won't a secret for long. It's the latest location for Topgolf, an international chain of sports bar-type theme parks built around golf. You say you're not a golfer. Turns out, that doesn't matter either. This 65,000 square-foot facility will cater to golfers and non-golfers alike. The facility is ringed with bars, televisions, music and games, and amenities such as fire pits that overlook the complex. Topgolf coming to Ocean Resort casino in Atlantic City It's like a driving range on steroids, with microchips in each ball to track distance and trajectory and display it on a video screen in front of 102 … [Read more...] about Mega-sized golf theme park Topgolf about to open another N.J. location