Posts about "community" in Park Ridge

1 year ago on 05/07/2017 at 10:11 PM

Some Illinois nurses, who are in the minority, are saying that when nurses delegate medication administration to non-nurses, it makes nurses autonomous in Park Ridge. This an Alternative Fact. In addition, this new proposed delegation could include not only nursing homes but other community settings. Through this change in delegation language, some Illinois nurses ...

1 year ago on 04/20/2017 at 4:41 AM

Some time back a number of folks talked about establishing a place for kids to hang out in Park Ridge. I stumbled upon this idea and thought I would share it. While it is much more expansive than what is needed, there are a lot of great ideas that could be pulled to create a business model of sorts. Ju...

1 year ago on 04/18/2017 at 12:41 PM

Are you interested in biking more and/or feeling safer on a bike in Park Ridge? I am a member of the Park Ridge Bike Task Force, formed by the City of Park Ridge this past fall. A bike planning process is underway, with help from our friends at the Active Transportation Alliance ...

1 year ago on 04/17/2017 at 4:23 PM

Park Ridge currently lunch shames the subsidized lunch kids by handing out the lunches in giant brown boxes that identify the kids to everyone in the lunch room. Last year lunches were served in discrete brown bags. We are a wealthy community that can certainly afford to treat our kids with dignity.

1 year ago on 04/13/2017 at 11:26 AM
1 year ago on 04/10/2017 at 3:03 PM
1 year ago on 04/07/2017 at 10:08 PM

Community Feedback Needed close to Park Ridge. Is a district 64 wide hot lunch program something our community wants or needs? A program is being contemplated where the district would take over the hot lunch program (not pizza Fridays) where the ...

1 year ago on 04/06/2017 at 11:09 PM
1 year ago on 03/28/2017 at 8:47 PM
1 year ago on 03/24/2017 at 8:19 PM

A stormwater utility (SWU) is considered to be a fair and equitable way to fund stormwater projects and would support the City’s drainage system and flood issues in Park Ridge. This item was approved by the Finance and & Budget committee on 9/26/16 by a vote of 4-3. My opponent voted against it. The item was then brought to the City Council on 10/3/16 and was approved with a...

1 year ago on 03/23/2017 at 4:45 PM
1 year ago on 03/15/2017 at 5:45 PM
1 year ago on 03/15/2017 at 12:08 PM

***To be clear, my post below is not intended to take sides in Park Ridge. I sit on the D64 Board and know how difficult it is to do everything needed with the funds available to us. What is not needed, is the manipulation of facts and misrepresentation of numbers to fear mo...

1 year ago on 03/10/2017 at 3:15 PM

My thoughts on Lucas for Mayor: Does he have a proposed plan on how to attract additional retail in Park Ridge? If by chance he were to be elected mayor, how would he manage to attract other retail business? How much of an actual impact would that make on Park Ridge's budget? What would be the forecasted reduct...

1 year ago on 03/07/2017 at 6:27 PM
1 year ago on 02/22/2017 at 11:56 AM

Trends in Teen Behavior at School” will be the topic of the February MCYAF monthly meeting this Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 8:30 -10:00 am in the Principal’s Conference Room at Maine South High School in Park Ridge. Police Officers who serve as District 207 School Resource Officers and Deans will be available to share their insights into trends in teen behavior at school. Parents and interested community members ...

1 year ago on 02/19/2017 at 8:58 PM
1 year ago on 02/07/2017 at 3:56 PM

Marty Maloney and Lucas Fuksa are scheduled to debate each other during the Park Ridge Chamber's February Luncheon on February 22 from 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM. Guests will enjoy a buffet luncheon and networking prior to the debate. Fee: $25 | Discounted Member Fee: $20 Please register at www. parkridgechamber. org/calendar or by contacting the Chamber at 847...

1 year ago on 02/07/2017 at 10:04 AM
1 year ago on 01/18/2017 at 1:57 PM
1 year ago on 01/12/2017 at 1:51 PM

If you have teenagers and they need service hours or a project for their college application, I have a great project for them around Park Ridge. MCYAF is hosting is 5th annual Town Hall meeting on teenage drug and alcohol issues and all participants earn 20 service hours. Our kickoff meeting is this Sunday at 1 pm at Maine South ( enter door ...

1 year ago on 01/10/2017 at 11:10 PM

TOMAS HAS BEEN FOUND! Reunited with his family! Thank you to all who helped this kitty along the way while he was outside visiting your gardens and garages. Every scrap and bowl of food and water kept him alive. Special th...

1 year ago on 01/09/2017 at 1:05 PM

Celebrate and honor the Park Ridge Community Stars at the Park Ridge Chamber's Annual Gala on February 11 at Cafe La Cave. Enjoy a Champagne Reception, Four Course Dinner, Complimentary Bar Service, Raffle Prizes, and a Silent Auction as we dance the night away to live music. Register by contacting the Chamber at 847-825-...

1 year ago on 12/13/2016 at 8:08 PM

I will be running for the board of education for district 64 come the April 2017 election around Park Ridge. The past 3 years I have been very engaged in the community and at our local school as vice-president and communication secretary within Franklin's PTA. I am also involved at St Paul of the Cross as a ...

1 year ago on 11/29/2016 at 9:44 PM

Please feel free to bring in any non-perishable food items you wish to donate the next time you train at Tone UP Club in Park Ridge. All donations will be given to the New Hope Community Food Pantry after December 3rd 2016. On December 3rd we will have a Food Drive Boot Camp at 12:15 p. m. where we will ask all participants to brin...

1 year ago on 11/29/2016 at 9:15 AM

Nominate a 2016 Community Star in Park Ridge! The Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for the 2016 Community Star Awards. The awards will be presented at “A Night of Stars” during the Annual Community Star Dinner & Dance on...

1 year ago on 11/29/2016 at 8:58 AM

Support The Park Ridge Community Fund with an online donation on #GivingTuesday! This is YOUR chance to make a real difference in our community. Additionally, Park Ridge native and owner of Nelson Automotive, Eric Nelson, will match whatever amount we raise up to $5000! To donat...

1 year ago on 11/16/2016 at 10:29 AM

Small Business Saturday is November 26 in Park Ridge! Shopping local not only supports our small businesses and helps our community thrive, but you also have the chance to win a $100 Chamber Gift Certificate! Simply bring in your receipts from Park Ridge...

1 year ago on 10/30/2016 at 6:38 PM
1 year ago on 09/11/2016 at 8:50 PM

Does your child need community service hours for school or church in Park Ridge? We have community service hour opportunities available for students. We have times on Friday September 16th, 3pm-8:30pm, and on Saturday 9/17 from 8:30am until 2 or 3pm. The hours are flexible, and we...