19 hours ago

Updated 6 min ago

Parking space for rent?

Hello everyone! I have been looking for a parking space to rent near ashland and albion. As some of you know might know parking is a struggle in these streets and people leave big gaps in between. I also just bought a brand new car and someone already broke my back bumper i just dont want to deal with all of that so if someone can help i will appreciate it!

23 hours ago

Updated 49 min ago

Help with cutting cat's nails

Does anyone have a recommendation for a skilled vet tech/ assistant who comes to your home and can cut cat's nails?

  • Pot Hole professional pothole tracker

    All my cats are declawed. Did it myself.

  • 60660Gal loves Edgewater,

    Di..I have found that sometimes cats do better being clipped by a stranger. If you can't bring your cat in to a groomer--ask them if they would consider a home visit..the independent shops may be able to recommend someone Good Luck

29 hours ago

Updated 58 min ago

Vote for Your Favorite Bike Rack Design at this Sunday's "Art Round Trip" Festival

There's an election coming up this Sunday, but no politicians are on the ballot. Instead, you will get to vote for the logo design that you would most like to see on our new bike racks.

This is all a part of my 49th Ward Participatory Budgeting process in which I give 49th Ward residents the power to determine how I spend the ward's capital budget allocation. New bike racks were one of the projects approved by the voters in...

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There's an election coming up this Sunday, but no politicians are on the ballot. Instead, you will get to vote for the logo design that you would most like to see on our new bike racks.

This is all a part of my 49th Ward Participatory Budgeting process in which I give 49th Ward residents the power to determine how I spend the ward's capital budget allocation. New bike racks were one of the projects approved by the voters in previous participatory budgeting elections and I arranged with the City to set aside a portion of the money allocated to include a distinct logo design on some of the racks in high traffic locations.

I issued a call last month for Rogers Park artists and designers to submit proposals for the logo design. Over 40 local artists submitted designs and a panel of judges from the Rogers Park Arts Alliance and the 49th Ward Participatory Budgeting Leadership Committee narrowed the field to four finalists.

To view the proposed finalists, visit:

http://www.ward49.com/site/epage/155226_322.htm#Bike

Now it's your turn. In the tradition of 49th Ward participatory democracy, I'm asking the residents of my ward to vote for their favorite design. The vote will take place this Sunday, October 5th, 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m., at Art Round Trip--a biking-walking-riding celebration of the arts in Rogers Park. Polling stations will be set up at or near each of the four CTA Red Line stations in Rogers Park--Loyola, Morse, Jarvis and Howard--and the Greenleaf Arts Center, 1806 W. Greenleaf.

The design that receives the most community resident votes will become the official 49th Ward bike rack design.

  • Steady Eddie quick on the drawl

    Helen don't need no stinkin' bike rack. She rides a 1200ccc customized Kawasaki and can dump it anywheres she wants to. So don't go worrying about her RPS. BTW congratulations. You ain't been here 24 hours and already got muted. Keep it up RPS; you on a roll.

  • Your quick name changes are entertaining, but the joke is kind of over.

25 hours ago

Updated 58 min ago

Animal Sacrifices at Howard St Beach

Yesterday I found a dead rabbit in a black magic hat at the base of a tree. Last week someone else found 2 animals lying dead, side-by-side in the same park. A neighbor in my building said there are animal sacrifices performed on the beach regularly. This is so upsetting to me that it makes me cry. A woman posted recently about leaving the neighborhood and she was slammed with negativity, for being negative. I've lived in a lot of...

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Yesterday I found a dead rabbit in a black magic hat at the base of a tree. Last week someone else found 2 animals lying dead, side-by-side in the same park. A neighbor in my building said there are animal sacrifices performed on the beach regularly. This is so upsetting to me that it makes me cry. A woman posted recently about leaving the neighborhood and she was slammed with negativity, for being negative. I've lived in a lot of neighborhoods in Chicago and while there may be some nice things to say about it, I also don't feel safe when I walk, and a trip to the park to get in touch with nature brings on great sadness. Innocent animals do not deserve to be murdered. In 30 years, this is the first time I've ever been afraid in a Chicago neighborhood or have seen such cruelty done in the open. I'm just saying.

  • Often see them near Farwell in the park.

  • 60660Gal loves Edgewater,

    Peace Out..super sad--you may want to reach out to Anti Cruelty Society..if nothing else that starts a paper trail...also Red Door (animal shelter)..they are very bunny savvy so would not hurt to make them aware of it

31 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Having trouble finding court dates for the murders.

Has anyone been contacted about court dates for those charged with the Devon Ave murder? Have any of the other RP shooters and murders been caught?

  • Bruce Mayberry, Roger Parkansas

    Vaughn and Burke were denied bond. No court dates set.

  • Pot Hole professional pothole tracker

    Read the news dude. Otherwise murder someone, get caught and you will definitely be notified of a court date.

  • Well how nice!

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12 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Dero Bike fix-it station vandalized

Well, it only took 3 months for the Dero Bike fix-it station on Howard to get vandalized and become a non-working red pole stuck in the ground.

http://chevanstonrogerspark.blogspot.com/2014/09/dero-fixit-station-3-months-later.html

Seems you can't put anything up around here without it getting ruined.

3 days ago

Updated 3 hours ago

6413 N. Glenwood Situation?

There has been a lot going on at this property over the course of the past couple of weeks. Like most of you, we have a general idea who our neighbors on the block are, even if we don't have an opportunity to speak with them frequently. At this property, there have been something like eight tenants over the course of the past two months, concrete trucks pulling up in the middle of the night to "work" on the basement,...

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There has been a lot going on at this property over the course of the past couple of weeks. Like most of you, we have a general idea who our neighbors on the block are, even if we don't have an opportunity to speak with them frequently. At this property, there have been something like eight tenants over the course of the past two months, concrete trucks pulling up in the middle of the night to "work" on the basement, and just in the past two weeks, the cutting down of two large trees that took the alley out of commission for a couple of days.

Our first thought was "It's a landlord trying to make improvements to his/her property...shut up and move along. Nothing to see here." Lately, however, the first floor tenant has been knocking on doors to tell folks on the block about his situation. Apparently the landlord is renting the property out by the bedroom and trying to evict the (now lone) tenant from the first floor because they are "getting way too much space for what they're paying and scaring away potential tenants." (?) Also, the landlord (again, allegedly) told the tenant and the neighbors that he didn't need a permit to cut the trees down. Not sure what the rules are there, but it was scary to watch. It was a large and unwieldy tree. The "arborists" cutting it down did a lot of screaming and running away whenever something started to crack.

In any case, I'm sure there are several sides to the story. The tenants asked us and several other neighbors for help, and we referred him to the Alderman's Office. From what they told us, the Ward said that there was nothing they could do.

Again, our mindset is really that this situation is none of our business, but it would be nice to see some stability to the property again. The gorgeous fence that was there is now trashed, the trees were cut down (allegedly without a permit), and the "rent by the bedroom with no lease" allegation sounds like a magnet for trouble.

Any ideas? Thanks.

  • Bruce Mayberry, Roger Parkansas

    They do wear Catholic Plaid skirts.

  • Steady Eddie quick on the drawl

    I read a warning that people are having the catholic converters stolen from their cars at night from in front of their houses. Why are catholic converters sleeping in parked cars anyways and why are they being kidnapped? Rogers Park is getting more dangerously day by day.

Aug 19

Updated 3 hours ago

Calling all Rogers Park Artists and Designers: Design our new Bike Rack Logo

Are you a Rogers Park artist, designer or just have a knack for slick sketching? I need your help coming up with a bike rack logo that welcomes people to our neighborhood.

The bike racks are being funded through the 49th Ward's Participatory Budgeting process in which residents of my ward vote on how to spend $1 million of the ward's capital infrastructure fund. Residents in 2010 voted to fund 15 "artistic multifunctional bike racks." However, the City of Chicago's...

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Are you a Rogers Park artist, designer or just have a knack for slick sketching? I need your help coming up with a bike rack logo that welcomes people to our neighborhood.

The bike racks are being funded through the 49th Ward's Participatory Budgeting process in which residents of my ward vote on how to spend $1 million of the ward's capital infrastructure fund. Residents in 2010 voted to fund 15 "artistic multifunctional bike racks." However, the City of Chicago's Office of Budget and Management, which has final discretion over the funding of City infrastructure projects, did not approve the project, as it had serious concerns about the cost of the racks as well as insurance and oversight issues.

Instead, the City's Budget Office approved my request to use the money allocated for the artistic bike racks to install nearly 100 of the traditional City bike racks throughout our neighborhood. The City's Budget Office also agreed to my request to set aside a portion of the money allocated to include a distinct logo design on some of the racks that will be located at several community gateways and high traffic spots.

I'm looking for Rogers Park artists and designers to come up with ideas for the logo design.

Several Chicago neighborhoods use custom logos on their bike racks to build community identity, improve the look of commercial streets, and add a little local creativity to an otherwise purely functional object on the public way. For some examples of bike racks from the Uptown, Wicker Park/Bucktown and Lakeview neighborhoods, see the photos posted below.

The competition is open to any Rogers Park artists or designer. You must either live in Rogers Park or have a studio in Rogers Park (defined as the area bound by the Evanston border on the north, Devon Avenue on the south, Lake Michigan on the east and Western Avenue on the West)

For full details, visit:

http://www.ward49.com/site/epage/154516_322.htm#PB

  • It matters because people like us rely on bikes for daily transportation. Bike theft is a real problem and it's a little insulting when a thing that's supposed to be super straightforward and help you is just plain wrong for it's purpose. Most of the folks voting on this issue...

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    It matters because people like us rely on bikes for daily transportation. Bike theft is a real problem and it's a little insulting when a thing that's supposed to be super straightforward and help you is just plain wrong for it's purpose. Most of the folks voting on this issue won't know the difference, and none of the choices that don't actually serve the purpose of securing a bike should have ever seen the light of day. Sorry if we bike people seem cranky, but it's just a little bit insulting.

  • Not even worth joking with you people...

    This thread isn't *about* ebola. Or Somalia. Or shootings.

    I am a cyclist living in Rogers Park. I won't apologize for caring.

    By the way, Bob Fuller of Joe's staff has said on a FB group that clearance from the ground to the logo is now being stated as 25". 5" more than the given parameters on the 49th Ward site before.

    That really nice of them. I am officially reserving judgment on their usability as of now.

37 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Community Activist Responsible for Health Center

From what I'm reading in this morning's DNA Chicago article, community activists were responsible for bringing the new health center to Rogers Park. I would like to know more about how that happened. Also, what other programs, resources and events came from community activists work? http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20140929/rogers-park/heartland-health-centers-clinic-opens-on-devon-avenue

  • Nancy B. Co-Owner Gold'N Pear Catering

    Jim Ginderske and a small group of folks (including my husband) started the Neighbors for a Healthy Rogers Park back in I think 2005. The group is now defunct, but as Jim said in his speech at the Ribbon Cutting, all it takes is one person with a good idea and the willingness to work with neighbors to get something done. I'm pretty proud to see the new clinic!

  • To be clear, "defunct" just means we no longer register the name with the State. Since we don't raise money or seek grants there is really no reason to do so. We still bang away at health policy issues, however and when its helpful we do still use the name,...

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    To be clear, "defunct" just means we no longer register the name with the State. Since we don't raise money or seek grants there is really no reason to do so. We still bang away at health policy issues, however and when its helpful we do still use the name, esp when writing letters of support for other's initiatives. Some of us serve on the advisory board of the Touhy clinic as well.

    As I stated in the article, we did this together. Heartland Health has been a relentless force for community health since '08, when Touhy opened. Local electeds jump in as needed, and usually the battles there are about finding funding more than lobbying for resources. Loyola U helped out with the '06 Needs Assessment, and local poets and artists donated the work that hangs at Touhy, which hopefully we can replicate at Devon. These kinds of projects are so complex and long running that its always in the end a team effort that gets it done.

    As for other stuff, we have worked on everything from hurricane Katrina relief back in the day to lobbying for charity care regulations, helping run child car seat safety events, and doing surveys and trying to get medicaid reimbursement rates for dental care increased. Most of this stuff is tedious and not terribly exciting, but public health rarely is.

  • Nancy B. Co-Owner Gold'N Pear Catering

    Thanks for the clarification, Jim. And I apologize for giving out incorrect information.

40 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Copt ticketing smokers on sidewalks?

I wonder if anyone has knowledge or experience with police enforcement of the CTA anti-smoking ordinance. Specifically, I was heading to work towards the Howard Station as I have for years, and two plainclothes cops ticketed me for smoking "on CTA property."
Thing is, I was walking on the sidewalk, not in the station, or platform. The sidewalk abuts a storage facility next to the bus lanes at the station. He said he had just ticketed eight people before me...

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I wonder if anyone has knowledge or experience with police enforcement of the CTA anti-smoking ordinance. Specifically, I was heading to work towards the Howard Station as I have for years, and two plainclothes cops ticketed me for smoking "on CTA property."
Thing is, I was walking on the sidewalk, not in the station, or platform. The sidewalk abuts a storage facility next to the bus lanes at the station. He said he had just ticketed eight people before me for the same thing, confirming what I already knew--that people routinely smoke on their way to the station, and put it out before entering.

I pointed out to him that there are no signs or markings indicating either the "property" line or the anti-smoking policy.

Is this yet another way to squeeze more dollars out of local residents?
Shouldn't they be posting signs first advising residents before citing them for offenses?
Has anyone encountered this or challenged a ticket?
Is anyone else fed up with the constant fines and tickets issuing from the CPD?
(I own a car).
thanks.

35 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Advice on t-shirts

Hey neighbors! In brief, I love this neighborhood. There may be problems, but where are there not? I am determined to not become disheartened or discouraged. I love this neighborhood because so many others love it and are actively making a difference in this diverse community. I'd rather live and be present in this wonderful mess than attempt to live in ignorance elsewhere.

Personally I wanted a means to show off my pride for our corner of the city. I'm...

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Hey neighbors! In brief, I love this neighborhood. There may be problems, but where are there not? I am determined to not become disheartened or discouraged. I love this neighborhood because so many others love it and are actively making a difference in this diverse community. I'd rather live and be present in this wonderful mess than attempt to live in ignorance elsewhere.

Personally I wanted a means to show off my pride for our corner of the city. I'm a graphic designer by trade so making Rogers Park t-shirts seemed like an obvious choice. I did so back in August when I participated in the Glenwood Ave Arts Fest. The Fest was so amazing, talking with so many other folks living in and invested in Rogers Park who were also supportive of my artwork.

I wondered if any of you had any ideas or leads as to how I could better get the word out on these designs. It was easy when I had a booth and folks could walk by and see it firsthand, but I don't have a brick and mortar location. I know that Rogers Park is a really awesome place and I'm sure that many you fellow denizens feel the same way.

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    Resurrect the "Made in Rogers Park" t-shirts. I had one back in the '80a

  • These are great shirts. Maybe the Armadillo Pillow and Flatts & Sharpe music might have an interest in selling them?

25 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Dog owners help me spread the word

My dog loves everyone and want's to play with every dog or human he meets. I am well aware that not every person or dog feels the same. As some one who fosters & rehabilitates dogs I have found the following a very good idea. It is the Yellow Ribbon Project. An easy way for the public to recognize from a distance a dog, that for whatever reasons, needs space.
If you see a dog with a yellow ribbon or...

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My dog loves everyone and want's to play with every dog or human he meets. I am well aware that not every person or dog feels the same. As some one who fosters & rehabilitates dogs I have found the following a very good idea. It is the Yellow Ribbon Project. An easy way for the public to recognize from a distance a dog, that for whatever reasons, needs space.
If you see a dog with a yellow ribbon or something yellow on a leash, this is a dog who needs some space.
PLEASE do not approach this dog with your dog.
PLEASE maintain distance or give this dog and his/her person time to move out of the way.
THANK YOU. Those of us who own these dogs appreciate your help and respect.
Let's get this going in Chicago. I believe it will help solve a lot of conflicts between dogs and people. Spread the word!

  • Catherine Animal Care Giver and Personal Organizer

    Yellow seems like an odd color choice. Yellow can be associated with the sun, flowers, remembrance, and other positive things, etc.

    If your dog is really aggressive, I think a spiked color or a sign that says "not friendly" would be better.

    My dog has some leash aggression, so shortening...

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    Yellow seems like an odd color choice. Yellow can be associated with the sun, flowers, remembrance, and other positive things, etc.

    If your dog is really aggressive, I think a spiked color or a sign that says "not friendly" would be better.

    My dog has some leash aggression, so shortening the leash and moving to the side when another dog is several yards away seems to work alright. Some dog owners are just hard headed though, so I have to verbally tell them to keep their distance, because apparently our dogs trying to stare either other down or their dog trying to go in the opposite direction isn't enough of a clue for them.

    Either way, I'll look out for the yellow ribbon and am glad that people are trying to come up with a visible signal.

  • Mac I complain on EB on the regular.

    What happened to a good ol' American muzzle?

5 hours ago

FREE Dispensers & Toilet paper

Hello everyone,
We recently had new paper towel and toilet paper dispensers installed at the church through a Staples program. Since all of the dispensers were changed (some broken, some working), we now have several working toilet paper and paper towel dispensers with no use for them. We also have a couple of boxes of the toilet paper for those specific dispensers. Because we can no longer use it, but do not want to throw out perfectly usable goods, we are offering them for free for whoever can come pick them up! These are perfect for someone! Please respond to this post or call Evelyn Martinez in the office at 773-761-2500!

35 hours ago

Updated 7 hours ago

REMINDER: Alderman Moore's Job Fair Set for Wednesday

Don't forget that I'm hosting a Job Fair and Employment Resource Workshop TOMORROW (Wednesday, October 1st), 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at the Willye White Park Fieldhouse, 1610 W. Howard (at Ashland).

This is a perfect venue for those who either are out of work and looking for a job or dissatisfied their current job and looking for a new challenge. Over 30 employers will be present, accepting applications and resumes and answering your questions. I will also offer workshops...

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Don't forget that I'm hosting a Job Fair and Employment Resource Workshop TOMORROW (Wednesday, October 1st), 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at the Willye White Park Fieldhouse, 1610 W. Howard (at Ashland).

This is a perfect venue for those who either are out of work and looking for a job or dissatisfied their current job and looking for a new challenge. Over 30 employers will be present, accepting applications and resumes and answering your questions. I will also offer workshops on job preparation and resume writing. Finally, representatives from workforce re-entry programs that offer job-readiness training and assistance for ex-offenders will be present.

Please dress appropriately for a job interview and bring at least 20 copies of your resume.

Many thanks to my co-sponsors for this event--Howard Area Community Center Adult Education & Employment Center, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, State Senator Heather Steans, State Representative Kelly Cassidy and Cook County Commissioner Larry Suffredin.

I look forward to seeing you tomorrow, Wednesday, October 1st.

  • Joe Moore Alderman, 49th Ward

    Don't forget my Job Fair & Employment Resource Workshop, is taking place TODAY (Wednesday, May 21st), 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at the Willye White Park Fieldhouse, 1610 W. Howard (at Ashland).

  • Has anyone seen a list of the companies seeking employees? Any idea if they are looking for specific kinds of employees?

    Is there any information at all out there on this thing?

  • Venus the Cat's Mom kinder gentler cat mommie

    This is one way to stem violence halp people have hope & aspirations ....

    Good Job Alderman.

7 hours ago

Dozens of employers are waiting to talk to you today at my Job Fair at Willie Wh...

Dozens of employers are waiting to talk to you today at my Job Fair at Willie White Park, 1610 W. Howard (at Ashland). Come join us. We're here until 2 pm. Resume assistance workshop is at 1pm.

8 hours ago

Parking?

I know this is a HUGE stretch, but does anyone know of a parking spot I can rent on or very near Eastlake Terrace? Thank you!

26 hours ago

Updated 8 hours ago

Salt Bagels. Anyone know if they're available in East Rogers Park? (Not Dunkin - tried both)

I miss the old bagel place at Jarvis and Greenview. They were the only place I could find salt bagels. Does anyone know a place in the neighborhood where you can buy them? (I'm at North Shore & Sheridan)

  • I believe New York Kosher is closed. Not RP, but New York Bagel & Bialy at Touhy and Cicero.

  • The old place at Greenview/Jarvis got their bagels from New York Bagels and Baileys (4714 W Touhy). I believe the place on Clark does also. Best bagels in Chicago! They also make their own cream cheese and are open 24/7.

23 hours ago

Updated 9 hours ago

Ebola news, from CDPH

In case you were wondering...

CHICAGO - In response to news of the first diagnosis of Ebola virus in the United States, Commissioner Bechara Choucair, M.D., of the Chicago Department of Public Health released the following statement:

"Ebola is a serious issue, but we remind Chicago residents the virus does not pose a significant risk to the general United States public. As part of our ongoing efforts to ensure the health and safety of Chicago residents, we have been working...

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In case you were wondering...

CHICAGO - In response to news of the first diagnosis of Ebola virus in the United States, Commissioner Bechara Choucair, M.D., of the Chicago Department of Public Health released the following statement:

"Ebola is a serious issue, but we remind Chicago residents the virus does not pose a significant risk to the general United States public. As part of our ongoing efforts to ensure the health and safety of Chicago residents, we have been working for more than a month with healthcare workers in hospitals and other settings to ensure they are aware of diagnostic, testing, reporting and infection control recommendations. We remain in contact with the CDC and other health departments to monitor the situation in the U.S. and abroad. We encourage residents to follow CDC guidelines and avoid non-essential travel to West African countries affected by Ebola virus outbreak."

CDPH has also made this fact sheet available with additional information on Ebola:

http://www.cityofchicago.org/content/dam/city/depts/cdph/infectious_disease/Communicable_Disease/092414Ebola_Fact_Sheet_FINAL.pdf?utm_source=Statement+on+Ebola&utm_campaign=Prepare+Chicago+Press+Release&utm_medium=email

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Don't forget my Job Fair & Employment Resource Workshop, is taking place TODAY (...

Don't forget my Job Fair & Employment Resource Workshop, is taking place TODAY (Wednesday, May 21st), 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at the Willye White Park Fieldhouse, 1610 W. Howard (at Ashland).

45 hours ago

Updated 10 hours ago

Update on NCR shutdown of Domestic Violence Services

NCR Board member Kelli Klieman wrote a letter last week in which she claimed several things, which we’ll try to sort though here:

Claim: “NCR has arranged to have the program's funding shifted to other agencies in Rogers Park which provide these services, including Between Friends and Centro Romero.”

~NCR can’t make such arrangements. That's done by the City or State. NCR has no input over those decisions.

Claim: “There will be no reduction in the support available to victims,...

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NCR Board member Kelli Klieman wrote a letter last week in which she claimed several things, which we’ll try to sort though here:

Claim: “NCR has arranged to have the program's funding shifted to other agencies in Rogers Park which provide these services, including Between Friends and Centro Romero.”

~NCR can’t make such arrangements. That's done by the City or State. NCR has no input over those decisions.

Claim: “There will be no reduction in the support available to victims, either in the immediate community or at the Domestic Violence Court.”

~As soon as VASP shuts down, unless the City and State awards funds directly to a local agency, services will be reduced in the immediate community and possibly at DV court as well.  

Also, once NCR surrendered certain VASP funding, those dollars went into a State wide pool. I was told that “Any organization that may take VASP clients must prove they are providing services at a significantly increased rate and they have to wait until next funding year to apply for funding.”

Because the grant period goes until next August, NCR’s action means at least 20% of the funding was forfeited outright.

Claim: “Those services will simply be provided by agencies with substantial programs to combat domestic violence.”

~She appears not to grasp that VASP is a substantial program to combat domestic violence,

Meanwhile, NCR’s Exec. Director Zala claimed that clients would also be transitioned to Howard Area Community Center, again with no details about where money will come from to pay for the transition.

Finally, officials at the county courthouse appear not to have been informed as yet where transitioning clients will go.

  • Steady Eddie: Your words fall on deaf ears. This simple minded Neanderthal has learned to follow the money. Thanks for the spelling lesson. Doesn't really matter what you or I think this program is caput. The NCR is moving on......so should you.

  • Kitty P Kitty Mama

    You're going to be fun, roger.

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Register to Vote Now!

The last day to register to vote in the November election is Tuesday, October 7. If you have moved since you last registered, you need to re-register. You can register at Alderman Moore's office, 7356 N. Greenview, or, if you are downtown, at the Chicago Board of Elections, 69 W. Washington. There will also be a Voters' Registrar at Sol Café, 1615 W. Howard, on Thursday, Oct. 2, 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM.

2 days ago

Updated 16 hours ago

Mice?!

A little while ago I noticed something moving and to my horror saw a mouse along the baseboard in my living room. I didn't get the best look at it because I yelled when I saw it and scared it off, but I'm hoping it's just a mouse and not a small/juvenile rat.

I've been in my apartment for four months, and have never seen any evidence of pests aside from two centipedes earlier this summer. Prior to that I...

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A little while ago I noticed something moving and to my horror saw a mouse along the baseboard in my living room. I didn't get the best look at it because I yelled when I saw it and scared it off, but I'm hoping it's just a mouse and not a small/juvenile rat.

I've been in my apartment for four months, and have never seen any evidence of pests aside from two centipedes earlier this summer. Prior to that I was in a different apartment in the same building for a year and again, no pest issues aside from the occasional spider or centipede.

My building has a pest control company come out twice a year, but I think they just spray for insects. I'm planning to calling my landlady to see what can be done, but I'm just wondering if any neighbors have had any recent issues with rodents.

I live with a small dog, so poison is not at option. Her food is also not left (out she cleans her bowl within 5 minutes of being served) and stored in a heavy duty container. I don't cook much so the kitchen is always very clean, with little food in the cupboards. Trash cans in the apartment are covered, too. There is a gap between the radiator pipe and the flooring a few feet from where the critter was seen. Is cramming it full of steel wool a good idea?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

  • Todd Agosto Analyst/Investigator at Veritatem Cognoscere

    Luckily so far the few survivors didn't have any broken legs but good idea Jostle, duly noted.

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    If your partner didn't have allergies, I might let you borrow Baby Stripes, who is no longer a baby. A couple of stupid mice came in and he dispensed with them. The first, he left as a present on my bed. The second, he left on the bath mat. I narrowly avoided stepping on the body.

32 hours ago

Updated 16 hours ago

Shots fired

Three shots fired at about 1:20 a.m. on Sept. 30 in the west end of the 1600 block of Juneway Terrace. Just wondering if anyone knew anything more.

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    My companion heard tonight's and called it in.

  • Steady Eddie quick on the drawl

    Great. Can you tell us what your companion heard and when? What did your companion call in? Specific information would be appreciated beyond that your companion heard something and called it in. Gun shots? Loud voices? Sirens or what?

17 hours ago

THEATER REVIEW Jane Eyre

Playwright: Christina Calvit from Charlotte Bronte's novel. At: Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N. Glenwood Ave. Tickets: 773-761-4477; www.lifelinetheatre.com; $40. Runs through: Oct. 26

17 hours ago

MUSICAL REVIEW A Kurt Weill Cabaret

Arrangements and music direction: Jeremy Ramey. At: Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre at No Exit Cafe, 6970 N. Glenwood Ave. Tickets: 800-595-4849 or www.theo-u.org; $25-$29. Runs through Oct. 19

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EveryBlock collects 25 types of news in Chicago — including articles, real estate listings, meetups and conversations neighbors are having — and organizes it by location. Here is all the recent news and discussion near Rogers Park.

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