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49th Ward Back to School Picnic This Sunday!

Sun, Aug 24, 2014 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m.

I'm posting another notice about the Back to School picnic in the hope that this post about a picnic for Rogers Park children and their families will be free from the vitriolic, off-topic comments that beset the previous post.

Please join me for an afternoon of family fun at the 24th Annual BACK TO SCHOOL PICNIC, this Sunday, August 24th, from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. at Loyola Park (Farwell and the Lake).

I am proud to co-host this year's...

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I'm posting another notice about the Back to School picnic in the hope that this post about a picnic for Rogers Park children and their families will be free from the vitriolic, off-topic comments that beset the previous post.

Please join me for an afternoon of family fun at the 24th Annual BACK TO SCHOOL PICNIC, this Sunday, August 24th, from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. at Loyola Park (Farwell and the Lake).

I am proud to co-host this year's event with my good friend, State Senator Heather Steans.

We're reminding kids and parents of the importance of returning to school and giving away free school supplies. But this is also a COMMUNITY PICNIC for people of all ages.

The picnic will feature an appearance by the world famous Jesse White Tumbling Team. We're also serving up free food, drinks and music and offering a host of games and prizes. We'll have bingo for the seniors and face painting for the kids, a dance contest, a jumping jack and other carnival toys. In short, it will be a fun day for EVERYONE!

For more information, please reply to this e-mail or call my Ward Service Office at 773-338-5796.

Heather and I look forward to seeing you on Sunday!

  • Dave McEvers Coffee Lover, Frequent Showerer

    PRE-TRIBAL ONION MARSH!!!!!!!!!

  • Tenzin Rogers Park

    Dave - stop being mean to the few normal people who still try comment on EB. Everyone knows you have an alliance to the alderman, just like Robbo and Helen of EB. Sometimes a few of the unknowing accidently try to voice an honest opinion on EB. Just live with it and enjoy the picnic.

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Fitness Class tomorrow

Sat, Aug 23, 2014 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Hi, last outdoor class tomorrow, would you like to join us? Just meet us close to the tennis courts from Loyola beach, at 9.45am, for a class which will begin at 10am. Bring a towel, some water... 5mn warm up, 45mn exercising (alternate upper/lower body), stretching, with the music, of course!!! First class is FREE!!!

The next class (13 of September), same protocol, will be indoor, at VTone gym, close to Jarvis train station. Yes, we will stay in our neighborhood and will continue to workout with our neighbors!!!

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No parking on Ashland between Farwell and Morse 8/22

Around 11 am today they put up signs saying there's no parking from 7 am-4:30 pm today and for the next few days. Odds are they won't even do any work there today, but I moved my car just in case and thought I'd give a general warning to all.

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Moore/Steans Back to School Picnic to Feature Jesse White Tumblers

Sun, Aug 24, 2014 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m.

Join State Senator Heather Steans and me for an afternoon of family fun at the 24th Annual 49th WARD BACK TO SCHOOL PICNIC! The picnic will be held this Sunday, August 24th, 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m., in Loyola Park at Farwell and the Lake.

The picnic will feature an appearance by the world famous Jesse White Tumbling Team. The Tumblers have been thrilling audiences since 1959. Their acrobatic performances can be seen during half-time shows for the National Basketball...

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Join State Senator Heather Steans and me for an afternoon of family fun at the 24th Annual 49th WARD BACK TO SCHOOL PICNIC! The picnic will be held this Sunday, August 24th, 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m., in Loyola Park at Farwell and the Lake.

The picnic will feature an appearance by the world famous Jesse White Tumbling Team. The Tumblers have been thrilling audiences since 1959. Their acrobatic performances can be seen during half-time shows for the National Basketball Association, the National Football League and Major League Baseball games. Many thanks to Cook County Commissioner Larry Suffredin for sponsoring the Tumblers' appearance at the picnic this year.

We're also serving up free food, soft drinks and music and offering a host of games and prizes. We'll have bingo for the seniors and face painting for the kids, a DJ spinning tunes, dance contests, a moonwalk and other large, inflatable carnival toys. And we'll be giving away free school supplies to families!

I'm proud to have State Senator Heather Steans join me once again as the lead sponsor for this event. I've been hosting this picnic since 1991 as a reminder to kids and their parents of the importance of returning to school. But this is also a COMMUNITY PICNIC for people of all ages, so stop by even if you're kids are grown or you've never had kids.

In short, it will be a fun day for EVERYONE!

For more information, please email or call my Ward Service Office at ward49@cityofchicago.org, 773-338-5796.

Heather and I look forward to seeing you on Sunday!

  • What's shameful as well is the opposition and mockery faced by those who try to encourage an overall healthy diet for kids, which (yes, REALLY) includes the occasional treat. But as Rob noted, it's a lot easier to tear down ideas and mock them than to actually put your own time and effort on the line to improve this nation one child at a time.

  • Well, there is no arguing that Robby boy is an expert on tearing down ideas and mocking others!

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The Pump and Dump Show, a Night Out for Beleaguered Moms

The Pump and Dump will be presented at 7:30pm Wednesday, Sept. 11, at the Mayne Stage, 1330 W. Morse Ave. Doors are at 6pm. Tickets (18 and over) are $23-$28 and can be purchasedonline.

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BINGO at the Glenwood Bar Starring Velicity Metropolis

Tue, Sep 2, 2014 9-11 PM

Charity Bingo
Tuesday, September 2nd
The Glenwood Bar, 6962 N. Glenwood
9 to 11pm.
Proceeds benefit Rogers Park Business Alliance!

Hosted by drag diva Velicity Metropolis, this is NOT your typical bingo game. The show can get a little risqué, so enjoy the drink specials and leave the kids at home! It's all about having fun while supporting Rogers Park Business Alliance.

Bingo Cards: $5 ea or 5 for $20

*Free Entry *Drink Specials

*Tons of Fun *Great Prizes

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10 Things to Do

...m. General admission $25 in advance, $30 day of performance, preferred seating $40. Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse Ave.

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...homelessness and poverty. August 21, 6 p.m. $80 at the door. Blackstone Hotel Ballroom, 636 S. Michigan Ave.

...p.m.; August 24, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. $5. Kendall College - Parking Lot, 900 North Branch St.

...of dance styles. August 23, 7:30 p.m. Free. Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park, 201 E. Randolph St.

...Players should share their secret for longevity. August 23, 8 p.m. $18. Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., 773-327-5252...

...furniture! Proceeds will benefit Prevent Child Abuse America. September 11, 6:30 p.m. $100. 4035 N. Hermitage Ave.

...Tickets are $99 until September 16, $125 thereafter and $149 at the door. Castle Nightclub, 632 N. Dearborn St.

...m. Individual tickets start at $500, with higher sponsorship levels available. Four Seasons Hotel Chicago, 120 E. Delaware Pl.

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Band Practicing on 1600 Block of West Farwell?

For about the last 6 months, a band has been practicing on West Farwell in the afternoon and on some evenings.

Does anyone know what can be done about this? I've called 911 several times but the noise continues.

  • My opinion is that you're on the right track with trying to contact an owner or property manager ... Or calling cops about the windows (you'll probably have the best luck using the legal jargon and calling it a private space that they have made open, so their amplified sound...

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    My opinion is that you're on the right track with trying to contact an owner or property manager ... Or calling cops about the windows (you'll probably have the best luck using the legal jargon and calling it a private space that they have made open, so their amplified sound is disturbing the public space).

    You could also try figuring out who actually lives there and having someone (another neighbor who shares your frustration) contact them individually. That way you can have a calm conversation with one or 2 people, rather than a confrontation with a room full people/musicians in the middle of rehearsing. The latter would absolutely be a bad idea.
    Caps meeting and contacting the alderman might work, but I think that would probably take longer.

  • Oh, and from my own personal teenage experience ... when you're young and don't have as many responsibilities, sometimes you're just oblivious to how obnoxious loud music and other disturbances are ...
    Once someone took the time to show me and talk to me calmly about it, we can to a compromise. I wouldn't take someone yelling "be quiet" out the window seriously. I think that just adds fuel to the fire.

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CTA Still Seeking Retailers For North Side Stations, Granville Spot Snagged

But five Far North Side spaces, at Morse and Loyola stations, were still out to bid, she said. Jones Lang LaSalle, the firm that manages the retail locations, extended last week the bid deadline for spaces at 1400-02 W. Morse Ave. and 1200-08 W. Loyola Ave.

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But five Far North Side spaces, at Morse and Loyola stations, were still out to bid, she said. Jones Lang LaSalle, the firm that manages the retail locations, extended last week the bid deadline for spaces at 1400-02 W. Morse Ave. and 1200-08 W. Loyola Ave.

  • I really wish they could get a breakfast/coffee place like Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts in on the north side of Morse. It would be great to be able to grab a cup of coffee quick before getting on the train in the morning. Not sure the foot traffic is high enough on that corner to support it though, with only ~3,500 daily riders.

  • Timjz Optimistic Rogers Parker

    Or a Potbelly's would be great too.

  • NYCtoRP NewToRP

    Potbelly is a wonderful idea. No more Dunkin Donuts!

4 days ago

Top 5 Mexican restaurants in Rogers Park

5. La Cazuela | 6922 N. Clark St. | @LaCazuelaRst

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1. Restaurant Cuetzala Gro | 7360 N. Clark St.

2. Tamales Lo Mejor de Guerrero | 7024 N. Clark St.

3. El Famous Burrito | 7047 N. Clark St.

4. La Choza | 7022 N. Clark St.

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