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
HAMMOND — Living steps away from the under-construction Edison Park, 4th District Councilman Bill Emerson said he was awakened last week by the sound of a pneumatic drill busting up the concrete. "It's the sound of getting things done," Emerson said Tuesday as he, Parks and Recreation Administrator Mark Heintz, Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr., and others gathered at Edison Park during the city's official groundbreaking ceremony for the start of the project."We've lived in this neighborhood, my family and I, for 38 years, and this is a great project," Emerson said. Earlier this year, the City Council approved a $8.7-million bond issue to remodel the Pulaski Park pool but demolish and re-purpose the city's other public pools at Edison, Martin Luther King and Hessville parks.When the city announced the closure of its city pools last year, officials reasoned that the pools were widely underused and the necessary emergency repairs would have been incredibly costly to bring … [Read more...] about Hammond city officials hold groundbreaking ceremony for Edison Park project
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Detroit's Virginia Park Historic District gets house-by-house makeover A look into the people-powered transformation of Detroit's Virginia Park Historic District. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Aleanna Siacon, Detroit Free Press Published 6:01 a.m. ET April 14, 2018 | Updated 9:40 a.m. ET April 14, 2018 CLOSE The residents of Virginia Park Street in the New Center area of Detroit has transformed substantially in just over 7 years, and all because of the efforts of its residents to acquire, renovate and put the once-blighted homes on the market. Aleanna Siacon/Detroit Free Press CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN … [Read more...] about Detroit’s Virginia Park Historic District gets house-by-house makeover
It has always been Glenwood Avenue, but you might have thought it was an alley, the kind where you had better not walk. This was before the sidewalks were widened and trees were planted, and before a dive bar with slats for windows was reinvented as a friendly pub. This was before the theater company moved in and before sculptors and painters settled into sunlit studios. Heck, this was before street lights. EDITORIAL Now if you walk down Glenwood Avenue, as we did on a recent morning, you might pick up on the urban charm and energy — the cobblestone street, the murals along the L line, the schoolchildren stepping off a bus to go see a play — and wonder how things got so right. Sun-Times Video by Elizabeth Davidson The story here, which can’t be told enough, is that successful cities make their luck. Glenwood Avenue between Greenleaf and Farwell, as well as Morse Avenue where it crosses Glenwood, have enjoyed a significant economic and social resurgence in … [Read more...] about EDITORIAL: Lifeline Theatre in Rogers Park shows how the arts can transform a city