4 days ago

Updated 7 min ago

Lakefront Path Closed

For those who commute by bike from Rogers Park, yesterday they closed off the bike path from the east end of Admore for about 1/10 of a mile. There is a sign for a detour, but that really doesn't exist.

I asked a worker this morning if it was the new site for the Lucas Museum? He said no they were re-surfacing the path.

The good news is it should only take "a few days". The bad news is the fence will move south every few days. How long this will go on he didn't know.

Great planning!

19 hours ago

Updated 10 min ago

Entry Fee to Pride North

Does anyone know the exact rules on the five dollar entry fee to pride north? I assumed after last year they would make clear it's a "suggested donation" however once again they were requiring you pay before walking down the street. It was several of us and we were all told to pay in order to come in. I would definitely not mind paying this if it was being collected by and going to something nonprofit that will benefit our...

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Does anyone know the exact rules on the five dollar entry fee to pride north? I assumed after last year they would make clear it's a "suggested donation" however once again they were requiring you pay before walking down the street. It was several of us and we were all told to pay in order to come in. I would definitely not mind paying this if it was being collected by and going to something nonprofit that will benefit our neighborhood but just going to the owner of a bar to put in his pocket? I would think the profits from the booze sales alone would be enough to cover his costs but it seems like someone is just wanting to be greedy. At least donate part of the money to something local and I wouldn't mind the donation. If it's a city street being blocked I think it should be a requirement that something goes back to the neighborhood. The fest is always fun and is great for the area but it should benefit everyone even the people that don't want to go

  • Spam Alert Relieved that EB identity has not really changed

    "...once again they were requiring you pay before walking down the street. It was several of us and we were all told to pay in order to come in."

    I've been to street fairs in other parts of the city and had the exact same thing happen. All it took from me (and anyone else I saw) was to smile, say "no thank you" and continue on walking where I wanted to go. Try it next time!

  • Kevin O'Neil Long-time Rogers Park resident and activist

    Hello, I am chief of staff to Alderman Joe Moore. Last week I spoke to Colm Treacy, owner of the Glenwood and Pub 626, who promised that he had instructed security not to demand an entry fee to someone who didn't want to give it and was just passing through....

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    Hello, I am chief of staff to Alderman Joe Moore. Last week I spoke to Colm Treacy, owner of the Glenwood and Pub 626, who promised that he had instructed security not to demand an entry fee to someone who didn't want to give it and was just passing through.

    I am awaiting a call from Paige's friend to understand the scope of the problem, and we will speak with Colm about this.

    To correct some misinformation here:

    1. jch wrote: " I would definitely not mind paying this if it was being collected by and going to something nonprofit that will benefit our neighborhood..."
    -- Colm actually gives proceeds from the entry fee to an LGBTQ organization in Chicago. Please see the website:
    http://www.pridenorthchicago.com/pride-north-gives-back.html

    2. Bruce wrote: "Just like the Clark street fair that charged admission for kids who were under 5. Yes 25 just to walk in the gate."
    I am not sure when that happened, but that is not the case anymore.
    See the website:
    http://www.celebrateclarkstreet.com/#!about1/cdlb
    "A $5 per person ($10 per family) donation is requested."

15 hours ago

Updated 17 min ago

This is a Divvy Station at Clark and Lunt

I'm so glad we have a Divvy station located so conveniently close to a major thoroughfare and just one short block from the Metra station on Lunt!

Sep 07

Updated 24 min ago

Saturday Demo and Sidewalk Psrade: Black Lives Matter

Driving on Clark Street north of Pratt Avenue Saturday afternoon, I saw a group of people walking with handmade signs that said "Black Lives Matter. I honked and waved but wasn't able to stop and join them. Does anyone know who sponsored this walk and to where they were going? Thanks.

  • Sounds jealous.

    LOL!!!

  • Please, let's take a thread from nine months ago,ignore the topic, and make it all about IYG. Really pathetic and desperate for attention, aren't we? Go on, descend to the depths of narcissistic stupidity for the sake of pushing the "post" button.

29 hours ago

Updated 43 min ago

Foes of Chicago?

Chicago will no longer be considered a potential site for the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art. Elitist Friends of the Parks prefer a weed-infested parking lot for drunken Bears football party people instead of a free world-class museum that would attract tourists and revenue. Is this right or wrong? It is part of the lakefront just like Rogers Park.

  • Ines Sommer 20+ years in RP

    Friends of the Parks had the law on their side. A judge ruled twice that their lawsuit had merit because the city & Lucas' proposal potentially violated public trust doctrine. Any citizen could have filed that lawsuit, so it's not some magic museum-stopping power that was wielded by Friends of the Parks. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-emanuel-lucas-museum-lakefront-friends-parks-edit-0623-md-20160622-story.html

    Many of the "benefits" of that museum project were conjecture and the taxpayers were going to be on the hook for over a $ billion in new debt to get this architectural monstrosity built.

  • ScottK Near Glenwood/Devon in North Edgewater

    Something can be done about the "weed-infested parking lot." Something could not easily be done about a bad deal of an overhyped museum once it's built. And yes, the principle of a free and open public lakefront needs to override all. Glad it did in this case.

1 hour ago

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4 days ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Appliance Removal

Looking for a service to remove a non-working washer and dryer from my basement and haul it away. Any suggestions?

  • MyrtleScuzzler political Correctness has gone astray

    Go to the McDonalds at Pratt and Clark any weekday morning where the Latin American Scrap Haulers Assn loudly hold meetings I am sure they would be willing to haul it off for nominal or no fee for the scrap value.

  • You guys are soooo practical. Typical Rogers Park. I use the scrap metal guys too. They are excited to haul away your appliances for free. They've taken my old stoves and fridges, and even an old grand piano in my basement weighing a ton.

Jun 20

Updated 2 hours ago

Why so little live music in Rogers Park?

Was at Rosa's Lounge on West Armitage a while back and loved seeing so many other great music and entertainment venues in the area.

It is disappointing that Rogers Park has so few options for any kind of live music these days.

Has anyone heard about anyone interested in purchasing the once very nice Mayne Stage and Act One? It's such a waste to have this nice theater and pub remain shuttered. Makes the neighborhood look bad.

  • Kate Kinser Immigrant advocste

    Sandy, they aren't buskers--Loyola books the groups; there just isn't a schedule

  • What a cool thing for Loyola to do. Thanks to them for promoting RP.

Jun 20

Updated 3 hours ago

Kyros Returns

When I logged-off last summer, I was suffering from major depression, and I think I am almost back to normal.

I considered deleting my account, as the last few entries were a bit embarrassing – but I have decided to just leave it out there, so those who wish to pick on me can have some fun.

By the way – My name is Kyros Cobianni – To those of you who did an unfiltered image search for “Kyros Christian”...

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When I logged-off last summer, I was suffering from major depression, and I think I am almost back to normal.

I considered deleting my account, as the last few entries were a bit embarrassing – but I have decided to just leave it out there, so those who wish to pick on me can have some fun.

By the way – My name is Kyros Cobianni – To those of you who did an unfiltered image search for “Kyros Christian” – Sorry, guys – I am not nearly that interesting (though I do know him and I wish I had his hair – I am NOT that dude).

Back to business: This is turning out to be a very violent summer. There have been way more shootings than I have ever seen before.
From now on – I will be posting live reports from the police scanner, as I used to.

I will not be engaging in arguments with Sidney WitchGod – It was wasting too much time, and I will not be getting into pissing-matches with anyone else.

I’m just going to stick with reporting straight info, without commentary, as I suspect that is what my readers really want.

Thank you for the MANY messages of support that I received last year – You are all awesome, and I will never reveal your identities, though I intend to personally respond to every email I received after my breakdown last year.

Let’s get back to normal – I love you all.

  • Happy to have you back Kyros. Don't worry about the "turkeys". We can pluck their tail feathers for you and keep this thread positive and upbeat. Hope you are enjoying some of the summer festivals and celebrations around town. A visit to Millennium Park downtown, just a short bus ride,...

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    Happy to have you back Kyros. Don't worry about the "turkeys". We can pluck their tail feathers for you and keep this thread positive and upbeat. Hope you are enjoying some of the summer festivals and celebrations around town. A visit to Millennium Park downtown, just a short bus ride, is worth the time to see and meet lots of people who are enjoying life. Splashing under the Jaume Plensa fountains that spit water on you is big fun. Drying off in the sun on the log benches alongside the pool feels good.

  • I see Kyros is very special,
    to you guys. He must be the RockStar of this site.
    Kool with me!

    Peace -0ut✌️

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9 hours ago

Woman with bipolar disorder reported missing from Rogers Park

Josette Myers, 70, was last seen Monday evening in the area of the 7600 block of North Sheridan, according to a missing person alert from police. She has bipolar disorder and diabetes.

    Woman with bipolar disorder reported missing from Rogers Park
    Chicago Police are searching for a woman with bipolar disorder who has been reported missing from the North Side Rogers Park neighborhood. Josette Myers, 70, was last seen Monday evening in the area of the 7600 block of North Sheridan, according to a missing person alert from police.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

14 hours ago

LA&M to exhibit 'Excavating Experience' in July

"Excavating Experience: The Presence of LGBTQ People of Color in Cook County, IL" is a multimedia exhibit that will open Saturday, July 2, at the Leather Archives & Museum ( LA&M ), 6418 N. Greenview Ave.

    LA&M to exhibit 'Excavating Experience' in July - Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News Archive - Windy City Times
    Excavating Experience: The Presence of LGBTQ People of Color in Cook County, IL is a multimedia exhibit that will open Saturday, July 2, at the Leather Archives & Museum ( LA&M ), 6418 N. Greenview Ave. An opening reception will be held in the museum's gallery at 5-7:30 p.m.
    http://www.windycitymediagroup.com

6 days ago

Updated 15 hours ago

Rogers Park Metra Parking and Surroundings

Hi there,

I'm considering an apartment on Magnolia just south of Devon and wondering what commuting to the loop via Metra Rogers Park station would be like. I anticipate I would have to drive to the station. How's parking? And safety-wise, can I count on keeping my laptop (I carry it every day)? Thanks much and sorry about the double posting for those of you you also follow Edgewater.

  • d3 NOH

    Carl you need a new map. I don't know other way to put it but out are just dead wrong. Also the station is at the SE corner. I'm in front of the mobil across the street from it walking by right as I type as I do 2x a day.

  • you're at frikkin Touhy and Clark, d3! Walk south on Clark three blocks and there's another Divvy station at the NE corner of Clark and Lunt. Then walk 400 steps west (about a 1 minute walk) and you're at the Metra station.
    Yup, you're welcome!

Apr 29

Updated 21 hours ago

    A Mugger Is Attacking Lone Riders On The CTA Red Line
    For those who have been avoiding riding on the CTA for fear of claustrophobic and crowded NFL draft-crazy trains, there's an equal and opposite alternate reason to stay away from the L. Police have issued a community alert about a robber who waits for a train car to empty out until there is a lone traveler left before forcibly mugging them.
    http://chicagoist.com
  • Rob

    Do you even know what projecting means Jarvis?

  • Bruce_ Born somewhere else aged to perfection Chiraq Park

    Was the criminal caught?

4 days ago

Updated 21 hours ago

Shoots fired by Pratt and Ridge

It was around 2:15, I wasn't really paying attention, was about to go to sleep. Heard what I think was 5 or 6 shots. Look out my window to barely see two guy jump in a car and speed away. Cops have the intersection blocked off still now, can't see what they're doing. Didn't see any ambulances though

  • Walked by there today and the three cars are still mashed up together, and whatever got them had been removed or theoretically left on its own power.

    I had heard the shots that night as well. Any idea what actually happened? You'd think they were related.

  • Bruce_ Born somewhere else aged to perfection Chiraq Park

    Someone was walking a dog off leash and lawlessness ensued.

Jun 18

Updated 21 hours ago

Please Leash Your Pups.

I had to witness an off-leash dog get hit my a car on Pratt this morning when it attempted to run across the street towards another dog.
The woman driving was distraught and after pulling over, took a blanket from her car to give to the dog's owners for them to wrap him/her up.
I obviously don't know the condition of the pup and I hope he/she makes a full recovery, but what a terrible thing to see.

  • Guess you don't realize you do it. Too much of an elitist?
    What are you at 45k?

  • Bruce_ Born somewhere else aged to perfection Chiraq Park

    My dog is still off leash.

Jun 21

Updated 21 hours ago

Is ridge and hollywood a safe place to live?

Hi, looking at an apartment on ridge and Hollywood and wanted to know if this was a safe area to move. I am single girl, and will be walking to the train station. Thanks for any info.

  • Westridge Neighborhood Critic

    As long as you walk to the L in the daytime hours, you 'should' be ok. That area can get pretty rough at night time, with gangs, drug dealers and hookers..

  • Garden Keeper Edgwater since 1995

    Ridge and Hollywood is not to far from Gethsemane Garden Center, this whole area since the Garden Center has grown has become much better, there are still some small apartments and areas a little rough, however like all areas of the City of Chicago you still need to be aware...

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    Ridge and Hollywood is not to far from Gethsemane Garden Center, this whole area since the Garden Center has grown has become much better, there are still some small apartments and areas a little rough, however like all areas of the City of Chicago you still need to be aware of your surroundings. Walk around in the evening in the area with friends of which you would like to live and try to get a feel for the area. This area also is very close to many great restaurants. I have been living in the area for over 20 years now. And walking my dog in this area, Ridge and Hollywood, even late at night. And I am a 50 yr old female. Good luck.

Jun 21

Updated 21 hours ago

FOUND - Black Female Cat - Pratt/Sheridan

Found cat - small female black domestic short hair. Found this morning at Sheridan/Pratt

Super friendly. Surprisingly comfortable with dogs - she walked right up to mine purring & rubbing up against him. Looks like she's been outside for a while judging by how thin she is. I'm hoping to find out if she's microchipped shortly.

If missing - or know of someone missing a cat - please reach out.

25 hours ago

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3 days ago

Updated 26 hours ago

The Mayor's Boy Joe Does it Again!

Nothing like more Chicago-style suck uppery from our own Joe Moore to make sure Rahm gets his way yet again!

LOL!!!

https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20160623/downtown/airport-board-vote-could-fall-off-ballot-after-moore-schools-napolitano

    Airport Board Vote Could Fall Off Ballot After Moore Schools Napolitano
    CITY HALL - Aldermen are up to their usual " political shenanigans" when it comes to packing the November general election with referendums intended to keep other, more controversial issues off the ballot. Ald. Anthony Napolitano (41st), the apparent victim this time around, called it "quite an eye-opener of how politics works, and really I thought it was comical."
    https://www.dnainfo.com
  • Back on topic.

    JOEXIT.

    The elites in the Chicago political machine got to go!!

  • It's just hard to take supporters of dirty politics seriously. The ignorance is laughable.

    LOL!!!

4 days ago

Updated 28 hours ago

FOUND: Turtle

FOUND: I found a Tortoise near Bosworth and Albion in RP. Please contact me if it is yours or if you would like to adopt. He's a lively little fella and needs to go home!

  • Lighten up Cairo. Lawrence the Arabian Tortoise from Russia. Get it? Desert sandboxes and Lincoln Park Zoo camels. Jeesh. Life is too short to be somber about everything. Besides, it is a Red-eared Slider Turtle, just like the Teen-age Ninjas, and not a tortoise after all. Donatello, Raphael, Michelangelo or Leonardo might be its bigger brother. Is that cool or what?

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 55 years

    Anitta, I hope that Miss Peregrine is ok. I don't know enough about turtles to know whether they attack other turtles of a different species. My companion was at West Ridge Nature Preserve on Sunday and photographed a huge one in the lake--perhaps a snapper. Joan, this seems like a question for you.

Jun 19

Updated 28 hours ago

Power Out! At the end of GS vs. Cavs!!!

What the heck!!
I'm around Morse and Wayne. Who else has lost power?

  • Roger (Sung) Parks Lunt Avenue

    ^What are you talking about?

  • robin in WRP Raising a 3rd generation WRPer

    Roger - A child with the screen name Selfie posted some nasty sounding links; his posts were removed by EB moderators

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