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Funk Trunk Records opens in Rogers Park

...designated "cool" neighborhood. Funk Trunk Records has made its home in Rogers Park (specifically at 6960 N. Sheridan, suite A), and the cozy spot carries soul, jazz, boogie, and of course funk, among...

  • Bill Morton shop and dine local to support Rogers Park

    I've been waiting for Funk Trunk Records to open and I was not disappointed when I stopped by during their soft opening last week! They have a wide selection of records in many music genres and are as friendly and knowledgeable as can be. The Rogers Park community is pulling for our newest member to have a very successful small business with longevity!

    6960 N. Sheridan Road
    Chicago, IL. 60626

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Is there a parade going on or something?

Hearing lots of sirens and fire trucks.

  • Mac I complain on EB on the regular.

    Parade? That's very optimistic of you.

  • James B. Best neighbor evah

    Oh sorry then my latest post re gunfire at Chase and Damen.

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aChurch4Me observes Transgender Day of Remembrance

Members of aChurch4Me, as well as community members from the transgender community and their friends and loved ones, gathered Nov. 20 at United Church of Rogers Park, 1545 W. Morse Ave., to observe the 2014 Transgender Day of Remembrance.

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Transgender Day of Remembrance; LGBTQA activism exhibit; PFLAG

There will also be a remembrance ( on the same day and at the same time ) at AChurch4Me MCC, 1545 W. Morse Ave. The Chicago Coalition of Welcoming Churches and AChurch4me MCC are co-sponsoring this event.

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"Transgender Day of Remembrance & Resilience" will take place Thursday, Nov. 20, at 7 p.m. at the Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St.

The ceremony will take place Thursday, Nov. 20, 3-6 p.m., in the GSC Fally, 183 BSB, 1007 W. Harrison St. Daily viewing hours through June 30, 2015, are Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Fridays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

PFLAG will host "Cocktails + Conversation"—an event about LGBTQ equality and affirmation, among other things—Thursday, Nov. 20, 4:30-7 p.m., at Roosevelt University's Wabash Tower, 425 S. Wabash Ave., Room 1315.

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Owner of Late-Night Bar Oasis 'Baffled' After City Shuts Business Down

"I'm shocked and baffled," said Ben Chikko, who, with a business partner, owns Oasis, a staple of the neighborhood since 1978 at 6809 N. Sheridan Road. The business remained shuttered Wednesday.

  • We shouldn't have to speculate, but in this entire thread there's nothing but speculation. Speculation that Moore was behind it. Speculation that the police commander was behind it. Speculation that the closing was spurred by a political event, etc. In every case, the speculations are grasping on air. There's nothing...

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    We shouldn't have to speculate, but in this entire thread there's nothing but speculation. Speculation that Moore was behind it. Speculation that the police commander was behind it. Speculation that the closing was spurred by a political event, etc. In every case, the speculations are grasping on air. There's nothing remotely close to sufficient evidence or even suspicion to warrant any of the speculations in question. All we know for sure is that shutting down an establishment takes a long time to process, too long for the Oasis closing to have been the simple result of its hosting the aldermanic challenger.
    Like it or not, this issue became a non-story a long while back in the thread.
    But I'm sure faithful Spot will jump in next and tell me what a fool I am, or tell me I'm lying when I see blue because I'm seeing yello. Go Spot, Go! Fetch, boy!

  • Al I. Not Defender of Cartoon Cows

    I think the best thing you can do, if you like the place (as I do) is stop on in and support them. Say hi to Gigi for me.

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Celebrate National Spicy Guacamole Day With These Guac Picks

Bullhead Cantina: Rogers Park reporter Ben Woodard swears by the guac at the North Side Bullhead Cantina outpost, 1406 W. Morse Ave. Not to worry, West Siders — Yelpers say the guac at Bullhead's Humboldt Park location is "cheap and delicious" as well.

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Burrito House: You might cruise past the Burrito House, 3547 N. Lincoln Ave., thinking it's just another taqueria. You'd be wrong. DNAinfo's Mark Konkol swears by their guac, and Yelpers agree — praising the food and low prices.

El Gordo: Our Northwest Side reporter Heather Cherone says El Gordo, 5746 W. Belmont Ave., is "the bomb." One Yelper bemoaned that lack of review choices on the site, saying they would give this Portage Park spot "a million stars."

Taco Joint: If the standard guac doesn’t get you excited enough, Taco Joint, 1969 N. Halsted St., offers a variety of guacamoles including the Tradicional (avocado, tomato, red onion cilantro serrano pepper...

Big Star: We know Big Star, 1531 N. Damen Ave., gets a lot of praise. But sometimes a place deserves the hype. Big Star's guac features serrano peppers that make it a perfect Spicy Guacamole Day pick — and the option to chase it with a strong margarita with fresh lime juice doesn't hurt, either.

Pancho Pistolas: South Siders dig the guac at Pancho Pistolas, 700 W. 31st St. in Bridgeport. While some restaurants charge an arm and a leg for a tiny portion of the green stuff, Pancho piles it on. You might need extra chips.

Takito Grill: Takito Grill, 601 W. 43rd St., in Canaryville is another South Side favorite. Bonus — it's super affordable.

Harvest Time: Unlike the resy of this list, Harvest Time, 2632 W. Lawrence Ave., is a grocery store. But the fresh guacamole they whip up is worth the lack of margaritas. While you're at it, grab their house-made salsa. And an extra bag of chips. You'll need 'em.

DeColores Galeria y Sabores: This Pilsen gem, 1626 S. Halsted St., is known for its super fresh food and strong drinks, and their guacamole is a customer favorite. Wanna keep things spicy? Order the chili mango margarita.

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    YEAH GUACAMOLE FIGHT!

  • A large guacamole was only $2.50....so I paid for the chips~ Good trade off. Its a carry out joint with seating.

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Yelling Man

Overall, my husband and I really love our neighborhood!
Unfortunately, we are concerned about a man who spends his free time screaming at people from his 3rd floor window in the evenings while we walk out dog. He has his window propped open about three nights a week and when an unsuspecting person walks by he pops his head out at them and screams, "excuse me!" or "hey you!" then pops his head back in. It's a minor issue in the grand scheme of life but it's really irritating! Is there anything that can be done to stop him?

  • So nice to read so many compassionate responses. Really nice.

  • There's a partially/totally deaf man who either lives on my block, or frequently walks through the area. Each summer, without fail, he somehow finds boxed pairs of high heels to sell. When he sees me, he comes running down the block at me, mumbles and points excitedly at my feet,...

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    There's a partially/totally deaf man who either lives on my block, or frequently walks through the area. Each summer, without fail, he somehow finds boxed pairs of high heels to sell. When he sees me, he comes running down the block at me, mumbles and points excitedly at my feet, stands a bit too close to me, and rattles his shoe boxes. The first few times it happened, it was ***completely*** unnerving. Now I take the time to "review" the shoes, placing them against my foot as it I were interested in purchasing them, and shake my head. He then grins and goes on his way.

    My shoe salesman doesn't mean any harm, and I'm doubting your window screamer does, either. There's a handful of other mentally unstable/physically disheveled people within my immediate living area. While I'm not inviting them out for Sunday brunch anytime soon...I can tell they don't mean any harm, either, and would likely benefit from someone taking a small bit of their day to acknowledge them as people. :)

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I'm announcing my plan to run for re-election as your alderman and I want you to...

The event takes place TONIGHT (Monday, November 17th), 6:30 p.m. (free food and refreshments), 7:15 p.m. (announcement) at the Heartland Cafe, 7000 N. Glenwood (at Lunt).

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If you are an individual artist or involved with a non-profit organization with...

...will be held this Wednesday, November 19th, 6:00 p.m. at the Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse...

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Celebrate National Spicy Guacamole Day With These Guac Picks

Bullhead Cantina: Rogers Park reporter Ben Woodard swears by the guac at the North Side Bullhead Cantina outpost, 1406 W. Morse Ave. Not to worry, West Siders — Yelpers say the guac at Bullhead's Humboldt Park location is "cheap and delicious" as well.

This article has 8 other Chicago locations (Show)

Burrito House: You might cruise past the Burrito House, 3547 N. Lincoln Ave., thinking it's just another taqueria. You'd be wrong. DNAinfo's Mark Konkol swears by their guac, and Yelpers agree — praising the food and low prices.

El Gordo: Our Northwest Side reporter Heather Cherone says El Gordo, 5746 W. Belmont Ave., is "the bomb." One Yelper bemoaned that lack of review choices on the site, saying they would give this Portage Park spot "a million stars."

Taco Joint: If the standard guac doesn’t get you excited enough, Taco Joint, 1969 N. Halsted St., offers a variety of guacamoles including the Tradicional (avocado, tomato, red onion cilantro serrano pepper...

Big Star: We know Big Star, 1531 N. Damen Ave., gets a lot of praise. But sometimes a place deserves the hype. Big Star's guac features serrano peppers that make it a perfect Spicy Guacamole Day pick — and the option to chase it with a strong margarita with fresh lime juice doesn't hurt, either.

Pancho Pistolas: South Siders dig the guac at Pancho Pistolas, 700 W. 31st St. in Bridgeport. While some restaurants charge an arm and a leg for a tiny portion of the green stuff, Pancho piles it on. You might need extra chips.

Takito Grill: Takito Grill, 601 W. 43rd St., in Canaryville is another South Side favorite. Bonus — it's super affordable.

Harvest Time: Unlike the resy of this list, Harvest Time, 2632 W. Lawrence Ave., is a grocery store. But the fresh guacamole they whip up is worth the lack of margaritas. While you're at it, grab their house-made salsa. And an extra bag of chips. You'll need 'em.

DeColores Galeria y Sabores: This Pilsen gem, 1626 S. Halsted St., is known for its super fresh food and strong drinks, and their guacamole is a customer favorite. Wanna keep things spicy? Order the chili mango margarita.

Nov 14

Follow me on Friday tonight as I welcome to Rogers Park Philly's Best Sports Bar...

Follow me on Friday tonight as I welcome to Rogers Park Philly's Best Sports Bar, VZN Eye Care, and Hops and Grapes. They are joining SP Kebab and Carmine's Beauty Salon as co-tenants in the building owned by Marc Realty, at 6800-16 N. Sheridan (at Pratt).

Follow Me on Friday to celebrate the opening of three new businesses and the revitalization of the commercial spaces in the building at the northwest corner of Pratt and Sheridan (6800-16 N. Sheridan).

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