5 days ago

Updated 2 min ago

Rubber stamp Alderman helps close vital health clinics

The controversial 2012 City of Chicago budget that slashed library hours and cut 6 of 12 health clinics around Chicago, including one on Howard St.

"Alderman Joseph Moore said he would vote for this one because unlike previous budgets, "it is an honest budget."

Source: http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Mayor-Emanuels-Budget-Passed-Unanimously-133978073.html#ixzz3GJjLMDAU

Thumbs down.

  • Roger Stein said: "Absence of proof is not proof of absence. Poor research ends up finding nothing."

    True. I even clicked "thanks". But, the opposite can also be true, absence of proof can be proof of absence, no? :)

    Re. poor research, still waiting for Alderman Moore's response to my requests for info. Maybe he's researching to find the answers or maybe he flew the coop. :) He seemed so sincere so am being an optimist and going with, he's researching. Hopefully, he won't disappoint.

  • Joe Moore Alderman, 49th Ward

    I'm sorry, Lujan, but I've been busy with budget hearings this week and next. Would you mind repeating your requests for information in one post and I will try to get the answers to you at next week's hearing on the proposed Health Department Budget? Thanks much.

1 hour ago

Updated 21 min ago

FREE Flu Shots Offered at Alderman Moore's Office this Saturday

Now that the flu season is fast approaching, we need to turn our attention to protecting our health. I'm offering FREE flu vaccinations this Saturday, October 25th, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (while supplies last), at my Ward Service Office, 7356 N. Greenview (at Jarvis).

The vaccinations will be administered by the City of Chicago Department of Public Health. If you have a Medicare card, please bring it with you.

Influenza, also known as "the flu," is a very...

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Now that the flu season is fast approaching, we need to turn our attention to protecting our health. I'm offering FREE flu vaccinations this Saturday, October 25th, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (while supplies last), at my Ward Service Office, 7356 N. Greenview (at Jarvis).

The vaccinations will be administered by the City of Chicago Department of Public Health. If you have a Medicare card, please bring it with you.

Influenza, also known as "the flu," is a very contagious lung disease that causes an average of over 200,000 hospitalizations and 36,000 deaths in the United States each year. Anyone can get the flu. For most people, the flu can cause fever, cough, sore throat, headache, chills, muscle aches, and fatigue.

Flu infections among the elderly and those with chronic heart or lung disease can lead to more serious complications, including hospitalization and even death.

Here's who should especially consider receiving a flu shot:

• Adults over 50 years old
• Anyone with a chronic health condition
• Pregnant women
• Healthcare workers
• Caregivers for young children or the elderly
• Residents of nursing homes and long-term care facilities

Even you do not fall within one of the above categories, you should still think seriously about protecting yourself from the flu this winter.

  • Suzanne Devane Ward 49 Republican Committeeman

    Roger -- Joe says he's "offering" this event free to all, so I think it's Joe who needs to clarify who is picking up the tab.

  • daveP been around awhile

    I agree with Suzanne. Don't post an event that you are pushing on here under your name, than require that people go other places to actually figure out whats going on.

    Pretty simple question. Is it free, and joe is personally picking up the tab for everyone.

    Or is it "free", and the taxpayers are actually paying, but Joe gets to put his name on it?

5 days ago

Updated 25 min ago

Found: Black and White Cat

Hello, friends! I've come across a black and white cat. No collar, no microchip, not declawed, and he hadn't been neutered.

We took him to a vet to check for the microchip, and the vet thinks he's 1-2 years old and either belongs to someone and is lost or was abandoned since he's not afraid of people, is super affectionate, and is litter-box trained. Vet also thinks he might have been dumped because his fur is a little ratty and...

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Hello, friends! I've come across a black and white cat. No collar, no microchip, not declawed, and he hadn't been neutered.

We took him to a vet to check for the microchip, and the vet thinks he's 1-2 years old and either belongs to someone and is lost or was abandoned since he's not afraid of people, is super affectionate, and is litter-box trained. Vet also thinks he might have been dumped because his fur is a little ratty and he's got some scratches on his nose from getting into fights with other animals while he's been on his own.

We've taken him in for now, but we can't keep him since we can't have pets. We're in touch with all sorts of shelters and rescue groups, but, as everyone knows, it's hard to get an animal into a no-kill shelter because they're always at capacity.

We've hit a wall in terms of trying to find his owners, so we're looking to get this guy a great home. Please get in touch if you're looking to adopt a companion animal.

4 days ago

Updated 42 min ago

What kind of issues are affecting the Rogers Park community?

I am a college student studying the Rogers Park area.
I wanted to be able to ask local residents about their feelings about issues in their community. I would appreciate it if anyone can answer some questions.

1. Do you know who your alderman is?

2. What has your alderman done, promised, promised, but not completed?

3. How do your see the issues in your community as compared to the city of Chicago?

4. What is something that your community...

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I am a college student studying the Rogers Park area.
I wanted to be able to ask local residents about their feelings about issues in their community. I would appreciate it if anyone can answer some questions.

1. Do you know who your alderman is?

2. What has your alderman done, promised, promised, but not completed?

3. How do your see the issues in your community as compared to the city of Chicago?

4. What is something that your community needs?

5. Do you know who your neighbors are?

Yes No

6. What job opportunities does Rogers Park have available?

7. What is your view of the school system?

8. Do you feel that the law enforcement services in your community are effective?

9. Do you feel that community resources are easily assessable?

Thank you for your help.

  • Roger Stein master carpenter

    Suspicion and distrust is perfectly understandable in view of the ways in which a local campaign is aggressively salting EB with rumors, slurs and innuendos for a candidate who continues to hide behind multiple mouthpiece accounts. The mouthpieces must be using the candidate's own book titled "Pi$$ 'Em All Of"...

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    Suspicion and distrust is perfectly understandable in view of the ways in which a local campaign is aggressively salting EB with rumors, slurs and innuendos for a candidate who continues to hide behind multiple mouthpiece accounts. The mouthpieces must be using the candidate's own book titled "Pi$$ 'Em All Of" as their guide. Local journalism students, who have asked for research support on EB all have identified themselves and have been open and honest unlike the highly suspicious Martin-Lewis. RP is a trusting and friendly community except when there is an obvious attempt to deceive and trick it.

  • ScottPhillips Long time RP resident

    I'm just so thankful that "Roger Stein" and his many aliases have no political agenda and are 100 percent dedicated to one open and honest line of complete cr@p after another.

    At least it's entertaining.

2 days ago

Updated 54 min ago

Sneaky Campaign Tactics

Election season is nigh here in Chicago and it seems like things are heating up. Everyone knows Chicago has a history of some really questionable politics. What are some of your favorite stories of sneaky campaign tactics from the past and present?

  • Roger Stein master carpenter

    RP has its own Credibility Gap on a Bicycle and CredGap's current mission is to be the public mouthpiece of an equally non-credible campaign. Let us know when the three missing pillars are discovered or are they being fabricated somewhere? Non-credible fabrications are amusing.

  • Rob

    Gordon mouthpiece Gernhardt- Perfect example of unfounded accusations, and why I refuse to consider voting for Gordon because of your involvement in his campaign.

    Still don't want to comment on Gordon's attempt to disenfranchise the voters of the precincts he lost, huh? Best to try to distract every with the pink postcard boogeyman.

Oct 12

Updated 1 hour ago

Hard Water bar and grill

I saw that this place is now open for brunch. My first opinion on this place is, the staff is very friendly and the food is pretty good. The drink selection is great, I had the bacon bloody Mary, and they have many daily specials. I would recommend to give it a try. Especially to watch the game.

Oct 14

Updated 1 hour ago

The Paper Shredder is back! Shred and Recycle your old Papers and Documents this Sunday

Back by popular demand, the mobile shredding truck sponsored by Midway Document Destruction's Mobile Shredding Truck will be providing free paper shredding and recycling to residents of the 49th Ward and beyond this Sunday October 19th, from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m., at my 49th Ward Service Office, 7356 N. Greenview (at Jarvis).

The shredding truck is one of my most popular initiatives and a great opportunity to get rid of any old or unwanted papers. Because the documents are...

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Back by popular demand, the mobile shredding truck sponsored by Midway Document Destruction's Mobile Shredding Truck will be providing free paper shredding and recycling to residents of the 49th Ward and beyond this Sunday October 19th, from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m., at my 49th Ward Service Office, 7356 N. Greenview (at Jarvis).

The shredding truck is one of my most popular initiatives and a great opportunity to get rid of any old or unwanted papers. Because the documents are shredded, you won't have to worry about anyone being able to read your private information. Just bring your old documents to the truck, where they will be shredded on the spot in front of you and then taken away to be recycled.

Bring any documents you no longer need or want but that might contain personal or private information. Examples include:

• Bank Statements
• Outdated medical records
• Pay stubs
• Old bills and receipts
• Credit card offers
• Tax returns older than seven years

As an added service, my Ward Service Office will be open Sunday afternoon to take any service requests you may have.

Clean out your home office or attic and join us this Sunday, October 19th for a day of paper recycling!

  • Joe Moore Alderman, 49th Ward

    Sorry to hear that, Kateri. I sent out three separate emails announcing the shredding over the past week, plus posted it on EveryBlock. Whom do you use for your email?

  • Jefferson Park's Alderman Arena just announced a shredding event NOV 9th in that neighborhood. A bit of a hike, but the service will be available.

    "Prevent identity theft by bringing your old paperwork with any sensitive information to this SHRED EVENT and get them destroyed while you watch.

    Shred-a-thon
    Sunday, Nov. 9th from 10AM - 1PM
    Hoyne Bank Parking Lot (4729 N. Milwuakee Ave.)"

1 hour ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Important Referendum Question on Mental Health Funding

On the November 4, 2014 general election ballot, there will be numerous statewide and local referendums. One of the referendums specific to voters in Cook County is a question on whether the state shall increase mental health funding statewide. (See below)

The referendum is non-binding; it is meant to solicit the opinion of voters and to advise legislators on a question of public policy.

Early voting for the November 4, 2014 general election will take place Monday, October 20 –...

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On the November 4, 2014 general election ballot, there will be numerous statewide and local referendums. One of the referendums specific to voters in Cook County is a question on whether the state shall increase mental health funding statewide. (See below)

The referendum is non-binding; it is meant to solicit the opinion of voters and to advise legislators on a question of public policy.

Early voting for the November 4, 2014 general election will take place Monday, October 20 – Sunday, November 2.
Referendum Question on Mental Health Funding
Question
Countywide, Mental Health Services: Shall the General Assembly of the State of Illinois appropriate additional funds to provide necessary mental health services for the people of the State of Illinois? Yes or No

  • Hugh M. Nuclear Scientist

    This question would have been a meaningful and genuine referendum question for the February municipal election, too. But we will be voting on three nonsense questions meant to divert voters from weighing in on important issues.

3 days ago

Updated 1 hour ago

wicca seminar

please feel free to join on-line wicca seminar. This digital seminar will take place until holloween the wicca new year @the end of the seminar i will reveal the identity of satan useing the christian bible

  • 60660Gal loves Edgewater,

    Sidney...I think you would make a great host on The View!

  • sidney morgan WitchCraft Christ

    George Washington who is called the father of our country was a mason. Inside the U.S. Capital he designed and built a tomb that was to be resting the place of his body. According to masonry "man can be elevated to god status". When a mason reaches the level of...

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    George Washington who is called the father of our country was a mason. Inside the U.S. Capital he designed and built a tomb that was to be resting the place of his body. According to masonry "man can be elevated to god status". When a mason reaches the level of 33rd degree he is welcomed to this level by lucifer. The mason is given a choice. Those who accept lucifer as their lord elevate to the illuminati. Those who refuse lucifer remain simple 33rd degree masons. America has had numerous masonic presidents all takeing lucifer's pledge.

14 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Lost black & white cat text

I took a screen shot off of a Facebook post..here's the text I'm retyping. That's all i know: Mila has been missing for nearly 5 weeks. Pls call or text 773-580-4130 if you see her. She was spotted a number of times around Wolfram and Lakewood in Lakeview. Also may be around Paulina and Nelson. Reward $1000. Microchipped & wearing a collar. Black button nose, white paws.

1 hour ago

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16 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Lost kitty

We found this little kitty underneath our back stairs and aren't sure what to do with him. Is he/she yours? Near Sheridan and Pratt. You can text/call me at 312-725-0130 if he/she is yours and/or you want to help me route him somewhere.

If not yours, I'm open to suggestions on what we should do with him. I assume shelters don't intake directly. Does that mean we should call 311, or do we have to bring him down to CACC ourselves?

  • If your options fall through you can call Felines and Canines on Devon just west of Clark. They are a no Kill shelter. Also you could check with The Treehouse,also a no kill shelter.

  • Andrea Kim Animal Advocate and Animal Care Provider

    Whatever you do, NO 311/Animal Control.

    If everything falls thru let me know and I'll help find a safe place for her.

3 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Renters rights

Is a renter legally required to give the landlord 30 days notice of a move out date?

  • Jim A Sic Semper Canis

    Only if you're renting on a month to month basis. If you have a lease, you're not required to give notice.

  • If you do not give a notice your landlord will begin showing your apartment.

    Do I have to let my landlord know when I plan on moving out?
    If you are a month-to-month tenant, you need to give the landlord notice a full rental period (one month) in advance of...

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    If you do not give a notice your landlord will begin showing your apartment.

    Do I have to let my landlord know when I plan on moving out?
    If you are a month-to-month tenant, you need to give the landlord notice a full rental period (one month) in advance of your moving. It's a good idea to do this in a letter and keep a copy.
    If you have a lease that is expiring, you are not obliged to tell the landlord you will be moving out at the end of the lease. Beware that if you do not respond to your landlord's request to renew a lease, the landlord can find someone else to move in at the end of your lease.

22 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Street Cleaning Signs

Why is it that our neighborhood has these plastic street cleaning signs and not the typical permanent signs?

I find the plastic signs infuriating. One more hurdle in the parking war, along with never ending construction, fricking peoples gas, snow and ice. They are wasteful. Having a worker remove and put them up. And they change days constantly and aren't always visible. It's nonsense.

How can we get regular posted street signs?!

  • Its every neighborhood that gets these, not just ours. The permanent signs are on main thorough fares only.

  • Its Chicago. If you see something wasteful and inefficient its best to just assume that someone's cousin/uncle/sister/bookie/affair needed a job.

2 hours ago

After 93 Years, Morse Avenue Shoe Repair Shop Closes After Owner Falls Ill

Geroulis' father opened the shop in 1921 under the "L" tracks. After his father died in 1979, Geroulis bought the old Morse Theatre building — where the Mayne Stage is now — and moved the business there. Finally, in 2004, he relocated to 1424 W. Morse Ave.

If he can't work out a deal with Kostopoulos to stay in his current spot, he plans to move to the newly renovated Chicago Transit Authority storefront at 1400-02 W. Morse Ave. — the same storefront where Cobbler's began 93 years ago.

2 hours ago

OFF STREET PARKING AVAILABLE....

One car, off alley parking available November 15, 2014.  Space is located in the rear of 7712 N. Paulina Street.  $90.00/month.  Contact Mike at luckenbach@rcn.com and leave phone number.

21 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

heads up, neighbors

hey guys
we had a forced entry burglary over on N Eastlake Terrace this weekend. no one was hurt, but it's definitely scary.
As a note of personal failing, I heard loud noises and activity late Saturday night, but I figured it was just people coming back from the bars or something. Unfortunately, it's a hard lesson

  • Of course, thank you for the heads up!

  • There was a break in attempt at my building not far from EmBregz's on Saturday night as well, and some of my neighbors noticed a man on the back porches before it happened. Police were called but didn't find him. Please stay safe, everyone.

26 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Avoid the Lines; Vote Early or Vote by Mail Starting Today

Avoid the lines at the polls and potentially bad weather on Election Day by VOTING EARLY OR BY MAIL!

VOTE EARLY

Vote early at any one of 51 locations beginning TODAY (Monday, October 20th), until Saturday, November 1st. Early voting hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Here are the Early Voting locations most convenient to 49th Ward residents:

Pottawattomie Park
7340 N. Rogers (just west of the Metra tracks)

Broadway Armory Park
5917 N. Broadway...

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Avoid the lines at the polls and potentially bad weather on Election Day by VOTING EARLY OR BY MAIL!

VOTE EARLY

Vote early at any one of 51 locations beginning TODAY (Monday, October 20th), until Saturday, November 1st. Early voting hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Here are the Early Voting locations most convenient to 49th Ward residents:

Pottawattomie Park
7340 N. Rogers (just west of the Metra tracks)

Broadway Armory Park
5917 N. Broadway (at Thorndale)

Warren Park
6601 N. Western (2 blocks south of Pratt)

Chicago Board of Elections
69 W. Washington
Lower level (across from Daley Plaza)

If you need a ride to an early voting site, please reply to this e-mail or call 773-973-4900.

Early Voting is also available Sundays, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the Board of Elections office, 69 W. Washington, Lower Level, and at four city neighborhood locations, including Welles Park, 2333 W. Sunnyside.

An ID is not required. However, I advise you to bring an ID, such as a driver's license or state ID, in the event there is a question about your registration. All Early Voting sites will serve as "grace period registration" sites where voters may register for the first time or update the name or address on their existing registrations. To learn more about Grace Period registration, read my comment on this thread.

VOTE BY MAIL

You can also vote by mail! Illinois law now permits you to vote by mail for any reason whatsoever. To obtain an application to vote by mail, visit:

http://www.chicagoelections.com/dm/general/document_399.pdf

Complete the application and either mail it or deliver it personally to the Chicago Board of Elections, 69 W. Washington. Suite 600, Chicago, IL 60602.

You will then receive your ballot in the mail. Follow all the enclosed instructions and make sure to vote in secret.

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44 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Response to Li'l Buds Theatre Post

Encouraging second graders to write is wonderful. Encouraging them to compete against their classmates and then in a public forum is, I believe, not so wonderful.
While I'm sure the organizers have no ill intent, I take issue with having 7 year olds pitted against each other. The "losers" might put down their pens and never write again. The "losers" might experience losing as failure. Creativity and self confidence
could be seriously affected in the process. Please let our children experience the joy of writing without having to feel they have to vie against each other and win a contest.

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Andre's Street Photography posted 3 photos to Flickr:

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36 hours ago

Updated 12 hours ago

Lost cat

Someone posted about finding a black & white cat... here's one that's missing. Hope this helps everyone.

4 days ago

Updated 12 hours ago

Car repair

Anyone got a good mechanic recommendation? Ideally I would like to get my brakes done and new tires at the same place. Maybe even a tune up.

  • Totally agree with FA Girl posting above. DAVES AUTO is the ONLY place I will take my car. Dave is honest and their team does impeccable work.

  • Runge Auto. Tim is fantastic!

2 days ago

Updated 13 hours ago

Ebola Questions

1. Do you think Chicago is ready if Ebola comes our way?
2. Has anything changed in your life since Ebola came to the US?
3. How can we help the counties in West Africa? Has the world responded appropriately?

  • jldoolittle Resident of Rogers Park for 9 years

    Robert Reich has some words of wisdom for the US on his blog today on containing ebola, which is still endemic in Liberia and Sierra Leone: http://robertreich.org/. From what I am reading in the CDC literature, containment in W. Africa is imperative to prevent a pandemic. As for the 1918...

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    Robert Reich has some words of wisdom for the US on his blog today on containing ebola, which is still endemic in Liberia and Sierra Leone: http://robertreich.org/. From what I am reading in the CDC literature, containment in W. Africa is imperative to prevent a pandemic. As for the 1918 influenza pandemic, it has been confirmed that Hemophilus influenzae was the causative virus. Once weakened by the flu, many persons became infected with pathogenic bacteria that led to fatal pneumonia (Source: Microbiology and Human Disease; Wistreihc & Lechtman). There is some thought that the disturbances to the earth from trench digging and bombardment during WWI resulted in churning up this virus from the soil (Source: The War That Ended Peace; Margaret MacMillan). And most likely, lack of food and starvation during the war weakened the immune system of many.
    It is heart wrenching to watch the clips and read the stories of crying infants and young children and to see the ravaged bodies. Agree, agree - an appropriately funded public health system serves everyone - pathogenic organisms don't discriminate.

  • Lucas G “The road to hell is paved with adverbs.”

    I think we are all in this together. And we need to think about infectious diseases outside of the free market driven world we have become. Healthcare may be a business, but human beings are in charge of health care including voters and tax payers. We all need to drive health care in more compassionate ways. In the end, all we have is our health.

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39 hours ago

Updated 19 hours ago

Hearing lots of sirens and helicopters

Near Lunt/Clark. Any word of what's going on?

Jun 12

Updated 24 hours ago

Good Morning

Don't you just love it when someone smiles at you and says "Hi" and "good morning" to you first thing in the morning(I do).Say hi to your neighbors
greet them, have a good day.

25 hours ago

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25 hours ago

Health Education Event: "Getting a Good Night's Sleep"

Loyola University, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing students will be presenting a six part interprofessional health education series starting on, Tuesday, October 21, 2014 with the topic, "Getting a Good Night's Sleep" at the new Heartland Health Center - Devon, Community Room, 1300 W. Devon Avenue. The event is from 1:00pm to 2:30p and is free. Light snacks will be provided. All are welcome.

26 hours ago

Vote early beginning TODAY (Monday, October 20th), until Saturday, November 1st....

7340 N. Rogers (just west of the Metra tracks)

This article has 3 other Chicago locations (Show)

5917 N. Broadway (at Thorndale)

6601 N. Western (2 blocks south of Pratt)

69 W. Washington

3 days ago

Updated 26 hours ago

Yard Sale, Saturday 10/18, 9-4pm

1909 W. Chase (bwtn Wolcott & Damen)

Croquet set, air conditioner, tools, games, plates, books, lights and lamps, knicks and knacks, and much more! Was ours, could be yours.

  • SpamAlert Spamophobic

    You just haven't figured it out yet, have you JCV? It's okay. You can come and talk with us anytime. Welcome!

  • Mr. Rogers Neighbor

    Spam, spam, nuts, and spam

28 hours ago

  • 5 stars out of 5: Towbar on Yelp

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