Tuesday, March 21, 2017

19th ward town hall meeting on Wed. 3/22

Representatives from government agencies will be part of a discussion of community events and answer questions and concerns, Wed., Mar. 22, 7 p.m., Graver Park, 1518 W. 102nd Pl.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Friends of the Major Taylor Trail meeting on Mon. 3/20

Friends of the Major Taylor Trail will meet on Mon. 3/20 at Ridge Park fieldhouse (1817 W 96th St.), 7:00 to 8:30 pm.

For those who aren't familiar with our group and what we do, we are a non-profit advocacy group working to improve and maintain the Major Taylor Trail and promote its use. We have an active working relationship with the Chicago Park District, Forest Preserve District of Cook County, Openlands and other non-profits and government agencies. We organize volunteer workdays, bike rides and other events.

We'd love to have your ideas and help with future events and projects. Please join us! Everyone is welcome.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

CTA red line changes starting this week

If you depend on the red line, check out this article about service changes to accommodate construction at 95th St. station. This will affect red line service between 63rd and 95th.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

habitat restoration workday at Dan Ryan Woods on Sat. 3/11

It's great to get outside. Come out and volunteer at Dan Ryan Woods this Saturday 3/11 from 9:00 am-noon for Friends of the Forest Preserves' monthly habitat restoration workday. Tools, gloves, and training provided. If you have work gloves you like, bring those. Wearing hiking boots or work boots is recommended, as conditions may be muddy.

Meet at the 91st St. parking lot (just north of the 91st St. Metra station).  Please contact Larry Unruh (708-752-2623) or Benjamin Cox at 773-398-1178 or benjamin@fotfp.org for more information.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Metra rider survey

Have you taken Metra's survey about rider habits, preferences and fares?


Did you witness a crash in Blue Island on Friday 2/24?

On Friday 2/24, there was a crash on 123rd St. in Blue Island, just west of the railroad tracks near Fairway Dr. and Meadows Ln. (map link) This happened around 7:30 in the morning. A bicyclist was injured.

If you were there and can provide any information, please email me.  Thank you for any help you can offer.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Whistler Woods workday Sat. 3/4

It's great to get outdoors. Volunteers are needed this Saturday 3/4 from 10 am to 1 pm for a habitat restoration workday - invasive species removal.  Light snacks and water will be available.

Hiking boots or other boots or shoes that offer good support and traction are a good idea. When you arrive, look for volunteers along the lefthand side of the main parking lot, near the end of the parking lot. If you have work gloves, bring them, otherwise gloves will be available.  

How to get there:   Whistler Woods is just east of 13400 S Halsted in RiverdaleNote that the Halsted bridge is currently closed for construction.

By bike: if you're coming from the north, ride the Major Taylor Trail south until it ends in Whistler Woods and continue to the parking lot to find the volunteers.

By car: from the north - take Ashland south past Broadway in Blue Island. Make the first left after Broadway, then left onto Jackson St. (13400S). Continue east past the light at Halsted. Whistler Woods parking lot is the first left turn after Halsted.

From I-57, exit at eastbound 127th, then turn right on Ashland, and follow the directions above.

From I-94, exit at westbound 130th.  Continue past the viaduct, right (northbound) on Indiana, then continue left on 127th. Follow the directions above.

By transit:  Pace 352 Halsted bus