13 hours ago

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Update on shootings

Unfortunately, Rogers Park experienced two shootings this evening. The first occurred on Morse Avenue at approximately 5:15 p.m. in the 1200 block of West Morse. Two people were hit by the same bullet, which was fired about one hundred yards from the victims. The victims, a man in a wheel chair and a woman who was pushing him, are both OK. The man suffered a graze wound to the head and has been released from the hospital and the woman...

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Unfortunately, Rogers Park experienced two shootings this evening. The first occurred on Morse Avenue at approximately 5:15 p.m. in the 1200 block of West Morse. Two people were hit by the same bullet, which was fired about one hundred yards from the victims. The victims, a man in a wheel chair and a woman who was pushing him, are both OK. The man suffered a graze wound to the head and has been released from the hospital and the woman was shot in the chest. Fortunately, her condition has stabilized and they expect she will survive.. I spoke with 24th District Commander Thomas Waldera this evening and he says the police have not identified any suspects or motive for the shooting and are not certain if the victims were the intended targets.

The second shooting occurred on the 7400 block of North Ridge. Two men, both 29, were shot. One man died from shotgun wounds to the abdomen and leg and the other man was shot in the right leg and taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where his condition has stabilized. Commander Waldera tells me police do not believe the Ridge shooting is related to the Morse shooting. Instead, they believe the Ridge Avenue shooting is the result of a dispute between Evanston gangs, which spilled over into Chicago.

I will provide you with further updates as they become available.

  • I'm not saying that I don't also want more information about what is being done (because I really REALLY do), but I personally also like that the alderman posts these news updates. I travel a lot, so I appreciate getting them in my email. I figured I should throw that out there so that the news posts don't stop. Again, I do also want more productive info; I just think we should get both.

  • This just reaffirms my decision as newbie to Rogers Park that North of Pratt is not worth the risk.

20 hours ago

Updated 10 min ago

Shooting on Morse

Female hit.

  • hman in the manor 10yr RP / Manor resident

    Dj... Yes I live in ravenswood but used to live/work in RP. I still care what goes on in this city. I have slot if friends who work and live in RP also. To those that think moving out is the solution, you are dead wrong. The same crapp is happening throughout the city. You just don't hear about it. A lot of people want change....who doesn't?? Actions speak louder than words. What is the plan?????

  • I don't usually have much to say but will try it this way....a CCW permit is not a police badge. I have taken the training and carry a firearm everyday and everywhere I go where it is legal to do so. The firearm is for self defense...big emphasis on self...if...

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    I don't usually have much to say but will try it this way....a CCW permit is not a police badge. I have taken the training and carry a firearm everyday and everywhere I go where it is legal to do so. The firearm is for self defense...big emphasis on self...if I saw someone being attacked and I could evade the situation I would and call 911 and stay where it was safe to see what could be done. If I was placed in a situation where I was in fear of sustaining grave bodily harm or imminent death I would deploy the firearm with the specific and focused intention of stopping the attack...that doesn't mean wound or kill..it mean stop the attack. If the attacker is killed I won't be happy but it is a consequence that I am willing to live with.

    The last thing anyone needs is another George Zimmerman...at the same time the only thing worse is ending up dead. Deciding to go the CCW route is a personal decision...if you decide to get training and remember it is for self defense...not a police badge. Does anyone else think this is going to get much worse before it gets better?

14 hours ago

Updated 13 min ago

Alderman Moore petitioner at work

I thought I've seen it all. Guess I was wrong. Right after the shooting of two innocent people this afternoon in front of JB's Pizza, Alderman Moore had one of his signature collector's at the crime scene trying to get his petition signed.

  • Anne Sullivan In and around Rogers Park since 1970

    Dee, there are provisions in our municipal code to deal with these problem buildings but the agencies to do so have been severely underfunded thanks to the austerity cuts your alderman voted for. When I worked for him you could call 311 and get a building inspector out in 3...

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    Dee, there are provisions in our municipal code to deal with these problem buildings but the agencies to do so have been severely underfunded thanks to the austerity cuts your alderman voted for. When I worked for him you could call 311 and get a building inspector out in 3 days. Now the wait is 4 to 6 weeks. The city workforce has been cut by 20% and it's not the high level commissioners and deputies that were axed. Go to a CAPS meeting and ask the cops if their problem buildings initiatives are adequately funded.

    But I think this thread was about the person with the clipboard...

  • Did somebody see on of Don Gordon's volunteers collecting signatures at a crime scene?

    Neither did I.

2 days ago

Updated 15 min ago

Free moving boxes and tubs

I have about 30-40 moving boxes and two over sized long tubs that would be useful for moving long items. Please leave a comment below and we can arrange a time for you to come pick them up.

5 hours ago

Updated 31 min ago

How many will avoid Morse Avenue altogether?

As I heard 20 or more explain how they have recently applied for CCW at the GAAF. The vast majority of those applying were single moms.
Biggest reason, recent shootings.

How long will this thread stay active?

  • Roger_Parking 30 Year Resident

    I will avoid Morse Avenue no more than I do already. There is very little to draw me to Morse Avenue and much to keep me away and I am not talking about crime. Too many of the Morse Avenue merchants, irregardless of what they say, are beneficiaries of the...

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    I will avoid Morse Avenue no more than I do already. There is very little to draw me to Morse Avenue and much to keep me away and I am not talking about crime. Too many of the Morse Avenue merchants, irregardless of what they say, are beneficiaries of the status quo. A cleaned up and revitalized Morse Avenue would mean rising rents and a customer base that is not inclined to patronize vendors of low grade food and retail goods. Look at how Jarvis Avenue changed when the slum exploiter merchants were replaced with quality businesses. When you position your business to attract and exploit a certain clientele don't complain when your customers start causing you problems.

  • NYCtoRP NewToRP

    With all due respect Dee, what exactly are attending the CAPS meetings doing the curb the shootings? I attended my first week as a resident, and things seem to be getting worse....other than arguing, complaining and ambiguous plans presented, what has been the benefit, thus far (this summer) ?

    The gangbagers are still functioning in full effect....

16 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Weird letter taped to apartment entrance?

Found this taped to our apartment building gate, and several others nearby. What?

  • Is this same Ben that ran for alderman in '11. I recall seeing similarly worded "flyers" posted near Loyola describing why he was running. Single-spaced, about 2 full pages, and a mix of passive aggressive language. They were a thing of beauty.

  • modern day kerouac.

2 days ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Moving to Chicago

Hi, I'm new on here! I don't currently live in Chicago but I would really love to relocate there once my lease is up, which is about 7 months from now. I am from a small town and have only visited a few times. That being said, I'm used to low rent (500 plus electric for a 2 bed 2 bath with washer dryer and parking). I definitely know I'm not getting that in Chicago! I like to stay around...

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Hi, I'm new on here! I don't currently live in Chicago but I would really love to relocate there once my lease is up, which is about 7 months from now. I am from a small town and have only visited a few times. That being said, I'm used to low rent (500 plus electric for a 2 bed 2 bath with washer dryer and parking). I definitely know I'm not getting that in Chicago! I like to stay around 6 - 850 but I'm starting to think that even that may be hard. I'm fine with a one bedroom or even a studio. I would love a view of the skyline or even the lake. I want to be located in a friendly neighborhood with either other college students or even families are fine. I'm going to college online so that won't be an issue until I need to apply to graduate school, years from now. I'd prefer to be near the action but I'm fine with a train ride or a cab to get there as I don't go out all the time.

So, with that being said, I was wondering if anyone had suggestions for which area to look in for apartments? Like I said, as a college student keeping the price low is a priority but then again I don't want to live in a place that makes me hate moving every day of my life. Thank you!!

  • I just moved here to Rogers Park and so far I like it! I live near the EL, near Loyola University, and the beach is very near my apartment. I don't have a lake view or a skyline view but it is still nice. I agree that you definitely want...

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    I just moved here to Rogers Park and so far I like it! I live near the EL, near Loyola University, and the beach is very near my apartment. I don't have a lake view or a skyline view but it is still nice. I agree that you definitely want to look at where the public transportation is when you are deciding. I also came from a small town where I was renting a very spacious apartment for very little. I had kind of a wake up call when moving here! I am in a studio for $800 and it isn't as bad as I thought it was going to be. Just being in the city is wonderful, so the cut on living space doesn't bother me and maybe you will find yourself in the same situation. You can also see about using Chicago Apartment Finders since you are coming from out of Chicago and aren't familiar. They drive you to different units and can talk about the different neighborhoods with you, which was something that confused me at first! However, after getting here and living here you will be able to explore and find where you want to be!

  • Sarahdonis 20 year neighbor

    Welcome Lizz! Hey, where are you coming from? $500 for. 2 bedroom/2 bath with washer/dryer and parking!?!?! Cool! I'm in a highrise on the lake, in Edgewater. The least expensive one bedrooms in this building are closer to $1500 than to $500.

13 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

I am the "Gang Bangers" described in the neighborhood "Rap-off."

Hi,

My name is Abraham Velazquez, Jr. Co-Founder of The Peace Poets, LLC., and Love Living™ Entertainment. While touring The Peace Poets' newest album, State of The Art, through the Northeast and Midwest, we were graciously received by the Koinonia House this weekend.

To give some background on The Peace Poets, we are a collective of artists from New York that celebrate, examine and advocate for life through music and poetry. We have had the privilege of participating in social...

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Hi,

My name is Abraham Velazquez, Jr. Co-Founder of The Peace Poets, LLC., and Love Living™ Entertainment. While touring The Peace Poets' newest album, State of The Art, through the Northeast and Midwest, we were graciously received by the Koinonia House this weekend.

To give some background on The Peace Poets, we are a collective of artists from New York that celebrate, examine and advocate for life through music and poetry. We have had the privilege of participating in social justice actions, sharing in poetry and music in over 30 countries.

At Koinonia House, we were to blessed to break bread together given freely, we shared stories, and built new relationships with neighbors in the community. We performed Hip Hop music and opened up the stage for folks from the neighborhood to share their stories.

Several of the narratives shared by the community were about their pain, police brutality, deescalating violence in our neighborhoods, creating long-term mentorship for our young people, examining the roots of violence, the need for jobs and community centers for youth, and etc.

I'm not judging the person who labeled us as "Gang Bangers" in a "rap-off," I assure you that in no way do I have an intent to judge you. What you said and labeled us as, however, is extremely hurtful, racist, and ignorant. I am not sure why the playing of Hip Hop music, singing to a guitar, and the performance of spoken word poetry would warrant such hatred.

I hope you can consider the negative impact this has on our young people. 3 and 4 year olds that gather in community to be in safety and watch a neighborhood performance. Lets be observant of our language and even more attentive to the love our youth needs. Peace.

Abraham Velazquez, Jr.

  • Sorry, you are making an inference based on your own beliefs. When I hear the word "gang banger" I don't think of a specific race. When I see someone committing a crime, or posting You Tube videos about bloodshed in Rogers Park then I see a gang banger. When the majority of popular rap music stops glorifying the gang life, people may see it in a different light.

  • Abraham Velazquez Co-Founder of The Peace Poets, CEO of Love Living™

    Thank you Jake, I agree with you wholeheartedly. It's very easy to hide racism in loaded language, especially from the comfort and safety of the internet in contrast to actually meeting and building relationships with the people living in the neighborhood - people that folks may be scared to meet...

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    Thank you Jake, I agree with you wholeheartedly. It's very easy to hide racism in loaded language, especially from the comfort and safety of the internet in contrast to actually meeting and building relationships with the people living in the neighborhood - people that folks may be scared to meet considering preconceived notions, misinformation, and prejudice beliefs.

    To Bruce's point of:

    "The timing could have been better... after the carnage and loss of life this weekend,"

    I would have to say I disagree. I believe the "timing" for our presence must be now. When our young people are in the midst of carnage and there are shoot outs, this is when we are publicly called to action. This is where our responsibility lays. If our only concern is not getting shot or only protecting "our" family, then we are putting ourselves in a dangerous quandary.

    The internet is open for critique and attack, but I salute and encourage those in the community who are doing the work. Thank you to those who lovingly do the work of unifying people, feeding the hungry, establishing creative outlets, and especially those who are connecting with the youth and listening to their stories, their needs, their frustrations, their aspirations, and their proposals to solutions in our neighborhoods. Thank you for your work in humanizing each other. We still have much work to do.

    The youth know what is going on and have a deeper understanding of the suffering that we critique-- but they endure and live. Connect with them. Speak with them. Be there for them. It might take a smile, a conversation, it might be sharing a meal. Break bread with them. I know it takes courage to drop our fears and defenses. But this is a necessary contribution and connection we need to bring healing into our neighborhoods.

3 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Where to donate books?

I'm getting rid of a lot of books and I'd like to see them go to a good home. It's a wide mix of hardcovers, paperbacks, fiction, non-fiction, texts from college (literary criticism stuff), plus science fiction and true crime stuff.

I could just leave them at Salvation Army but I thought maybe there was a better place that might be more specific to books. If they get re-sold that's fine. Just hate to see them wind up in the trash.

I can bring them anywhere in Chicago but if there's a local RP spot that would be best. It's about four big boxes of books total. Thanks in advance for any tips.

  • RP Exercise Physiology Exercise Physiology

    Care for Real food pantry

  • Artie P. Chicago resident since 2010. Originally from NYC.

    Cool, just looked them up. Thanks.

  • Not in RP but Open Books down on Institute Place (one block north of Chicago) and Franklin will take them. It's a great & lovely used book store that is stocked by donations and all proceeds above and beyond what it takes to run the store (largely staffed by volunteers) go to fund literacy projects.

    http://www.open-books.org/index.phps.

38 hours ago

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best place to get cabinet door handles?

what is the best/most affordable place or website to get cabinet door handles for kitchen/bath remodel?

Aug 24

Updated 2 hours ago

Four Killed, 24 Wounded in Chicago Weekend Shootings

Just before 3 a.m., a 31-year-old man was shot in the 1600 block of West Juneway Terrace. The man told police he was walking on the block when someone walked up and shot him in the leg. The man was taken to Evanston Hospital by a family member and was listed in stable condition.

This article has 16 other Chicago locations (Show)

Police say the most recent victim was a 17-year-old boy shot in the 2200 block of South Marshall at around 6 a.m. Sunday.

Police say someone fired shots from a passing car at Ruth's Mini Club in the 8300 block of South Halsted at about 2:40 a.m.

A man was killed in front of a home in the 800 block of West 50th Place at about 2:45 a.m.

Shortly before 2 a.m. Monday, three people were shot and one was killed at a party in the back yard of a home in the 5000 block of West Potomac.

A 17-year-old male suffered a graze wound to the leg shortly before 8 p.m. Saturday in the 1200 block of West 112th Place. Police say the victim was walking on the sidewalk street when he was shot by someone across the street. The teen refused medical attention at the scene.

A 21-year-old man was shot in the abdomen shortly before 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the 3300 block of West Madison. He was listed in stable condition.

Around 6 a.m. Saturday, an 18-year-old man was shot in the 2700 block of West 24th Street, police said. The teen was shot in the chest and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition. Details surrounding the shooting weren’t immediately available.

About 15 minutes earlier, another 18-year-old man was shot in the 10700 block of South Hoxie Street in the South Deering neighborhood, police said. The teen was shot in the temple and...

Around 3:30 a.m., a shooting the 9900 block of South Torrence Avenue in the Jeffery Manor neighborhood left a 22-year-old man with gunshot wounds to...

Roughly 15 minutes earlier, a 26-year-old man was shot in the 9800 block of South Yates, also in the Jeffery Manor neighborhood. The man was shot in the calf and taken...

...m., police said a 20-year-old man was shot in the arm in the 100 block of North Hoyne Avenue. The man was transported to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in stable...

...old man was shot while driving on Lake Shore Drive. The man was in the 2500 block of Lake Shore Drive near the Park West neighborhood when someone inside a light-colored vehicle pulled alongside him...

Just before 11 p.m. Friday, a 20-year-old man was shot in the 4500 block of South St. Lawrence Avenue. The man was standing outside when someone drove by in a silver-colored SUV and...

A 34-year-old man was shot in the leg around 10:30 p.m. in the 6400 block of South Rockwell Street in the Marquette Park neighborhood, police said. The man told police he “heard shots and felt pain.” He was taken in stable condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center.

Around 9:50 p.m., a 19-year-old man took himself to Provident Hospital with a gunshot wound to the groin. The man told authorities he had been shot hours earlier in the 700 block of West Garfield Boulevard. He said he felt pain in his abdomen but did not immediately realize he had been shot.

Just after 9 p.m. Friday, two people were shot in the 12300 block of South Emerald Avenue in the West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side. A 20-year-old man...

  • JRMD, it never fails to amaze me that people who will argue with the drugstore clerk for 20 minutes over a 50-cent coupon will stay completely silent about issues affecting where they live, to the point where they won't call 911, won't text, nothing. When it comes to calling 911 and contacting aldermen and park superintendents, it's almost always one or two people on a block who do all the heavy lifting. Everyone else? As the Little Richard song says, "All their lips were tight".

  • After 9 years in South Shore I get it. All of it. To those of you leaving, I am sorry to see you go. To those of us staying, let's do what we can. I call 911 every single time there is an incident. I am now attending block clubs...

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    After 9 years in South Shore I get it. All of it. To those of you leaving, I am sorry to see you go. To those of us staying, let's do what we can. I call 911 every single time there is an incident. I am now attending block clubs and CAPS meetings. Get to know your neighbors and get a phone tree going. I would also recommend letting CAPS know about problem buildings where criminals stay. Then, let's actually elect Aldermen who care about the community. It is true that Sandi Jackson was frequently in DC when she was supposed to be working for us. However, after a recent spike in crime @ 79th and South Shore, Rahm- appointee Natasha Holmes declined to get involved and called it a "police matter." Are you joking, Alderman?

4 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Rogers Park Drive-By Leaves Man Dead, Another Injured

The incident occurred in the 7400 block of North Ridge Avenue at 8:45 p.m. when a car drove up to two men and someone fired from inside, said Officer Janel Sedevic, a police spokeswoman.

  • Venus the Cat's Mom kinder gentler cat mommie

    Wow! This is insane ,why can't we stem this tide, it is getting hard to deal with .It is very unerrving to hear another perspon killed sensley in my community.My prayers go out to all the victims and their loved ones .
    let me say I lived on the far...

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    Wow! This is insane ,why can't we stem this tide, it is getting hard to deal with .It is very unerrving to hear another perspon killed sensley in my community.My prayers go out to all the victims and their loved ones .
    let me say I lived on the far S. Side and never expected RP to get so wild .
    Mr. Alderman please hear our cries,( and feel our anguish) enough is enough, talk to who ever you have to, or meet w/ who ever and lets not use winter to stem the violence .

Jun 12

Updated 3 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.

  • Dee On Newgard '92

    Let's look out for one another--especIally our little ones.

    http://youtu.be/q4T37EaW4eU

    Good morning.

  • This is a long one but worth it!!

    Happy They Are Going Back To School Tomorrow Day!!
    Congratulations to all you parents and caretakers of small people. You have managed to stay off the news, not be included with the Kardashian stories on TMZ, not have the gavel thrown at...

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    This is a long one but worth it!!

    Happy They Are Going Back To School Tomorrow Day!!
    Congratulations to all you parents and caretakers of small people. You have managed to stay off the news, not be included with the Kardashian stories on TMZ, not have the gavel thrown at you by Judge Mathis, Judge Judy,or have Iyala Vinzant " Fix Your Life", as a result of the thoughts and possible actions you may have wanted to engage in because of one more" mom I'm bored", one more episode of " I spent $$$ on that darn phone and he won't answer it- but when I see him the thing is attached to his a--!!, one more HOW MUCH are the tickets to the amusement park , to the final indignity suffered this week- these school supplies cost the value of my retirement fund!!
    They are all a little browner, a little taller, and today a little sadder.
    Parents crank up "Happy" and do your freedom dance. You got 9 months and 11 days before the inmates are released into your custody again!!!!
    Good morning to all!!

5 days ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Voter information alert

Seen around the neighborhood.

  • Roger Stein master carpenter

    Balloons are worser than guns and knives. Just say NO to balloons.

  • Everett Block EveryBlock Team Captain

    Hi Folks,

    Since this thread has gotten so far off-topic, we're closing comments.

2 days ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Voters Beware! Incompetence or Deception is Alive and Well These Days

A certain candidate posted on his members-only Facebook campaign page the following. "Though our alderman seems to consider our election code as arbitrary, the State of Illinois does not. "Sec. 29-12. Disregard of Election Code" is a Class 4 Felony." Is disregard a Class 4 Felony? No. (10 ILCS 5/29-12/Ch. 46, par. 29-12) Did anyone consider anything arbitrary? No. Did the certain candidate intend to deceive? Possibly. Was the candidate incompetent and didn't even understand election law? Possibly. Should we elect candidates like this or should we we expect better and demand the best? I think that neither incompetence nor deceptiveness is acceptable. It's a tough call. What do you think?

  • Anne Sullivan In and around Rogers Park since 1970

    Ah yes, the wanted poster created by my stalker, a right wing gun nut psychopath who is now homeless and living in somewhere in Texas last I heard. Not surprised you two are fans. I hope you checked out some of his "artwork" featuring your hero Ald Moore!

  • Everett Block EveryBlock Team Captain

    Hi Folks,

    We're closing comments due to the continual back and forth personal attacks.

3 days ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Local opinions on indictment of Commander Glen Evans

I am sure that there is a wide diversity in opinion to the actions, if true, of Commander Gen Evans.

  • @rogerpark...read...He hasn't been convicted of anything!! You already have him tried and convicted and now you want his job taken...wait till the facts are completely in,not what the 10 o'clock news tells you that not the facts,that's sensationalism at its best. If you claim not to believe everything you hear then stop acting like it.

  • All I'll say is that if he's guilty I hope he's convicted, loses his pension, and gets to see the inside of a maximum security prison.

    Without protective custody.

5 hours ago

You have 16 new neighbors in your followed places, including…

19 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Crime scene on Morse!

Just horrible! 2 people were shot in broad daylight, shooter got away!

  • Roger Stein master carpenter

    whose beat is that in? why weren't we told about it

  • Need for a Change 20 years in Rogers Park

    Carl, Without a doubt I am venting- it is not an abnormal reaction to an irrational situation such as the gun violence we have experienced for the last several months and the politicians failure to provide remedy. I will stand by my comments that the individuals who commit these acts-...

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    Carl, Without a doubt I am venting- it is not an abnormal reaction to an irrational situation such as the gun violence we have experienced for the last several months and the politicians failure to provide remedy. I will stand by my comments that the individuals who commit these acts- Sunday's Morse Avenue shooting, the Will Lewis shooting, the Keno Glass shooting, the Maryko Carr shooting those illegally possessing, discharging, and utilizing firearms in the commission of or to support criminal activity are what I stated WORTHLESS SUBHUMAN FILTH.
    I also disagree with you that there is any rational explanation for these acts. There may be explanations which justify the acts to the to the perpetrator, but in the eyes of the rational sane community there is no way of removing the damage, the sin, the tort,, or unringing the proverbial bell which one has rung by their own volition. I am not the one dehumanizing others; they do that to themselves. I am merely the guy whos safety is threatened on a daily basis by the irrational acts of this vermin and I am screaming out loudly because those entrusted to protect us from this are corrupting the system for their own political needs. I am tired of hearing self serving politicians recite the same drone statistics over and over about overcrowded prisons, The message that Anita Alvarez and Joe Moore are sending to the gangbanger community is that crime dos pay. We need a new Cook County States Attorney and a new 49th Ward Alderman.

28 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Good News!

The Gale students and staff worked very hard to improve teaching and learning. We saw a 13.2% increase in growth on NWEA Reading and 13.3% increase in growth on NWEA Math. We still have much work to do on attainment, however let's congratulate our staff and students. APPLAUSE! Thank you to the community, alderman and network for your support.

9 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Shots fired

Awakened to 5 shots fired on Touhy/Wolcott several minutes ago. Any word on that?

16 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

FOUND DOG: 8/31 9pm - Friendly Beagle Mix

This friendly guy was wandering around Ashland and Lunt for more than 30 minutes, then crossed the street... I was able to get a leash on him and walked around the block looking for anyone who was looking for him- to no avail. I got him some water, and offered food... but he's crying for his family. As I have a dog of my own and can't give him comfortable shelter overnight, I've called 311 and am waiting for Animal Control to pick him up. Anyone know his owner??!??

  • dj long time RP home owner

    Thank you for your good work!!! No need to delete; we like hearing good endings!

  • Thank you for your extra effort and success in bringing dog and owner together. It's is reassuring to know there are people like you!

6 hours ago

Fewest murders in Chicago from Jan. to Aug. in more than 50 years, police say

...old man was shot to death and another man, also 29, was wounded in the 7400-block of North Ridge Avenue in Chicago's Rogers Park neighborhood on Sunday night. Police have not offered a motive...

2 days ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Joe Moore and Carl Good -- This one's for you!

In the thread titled “49th Ward Back to School Picnic This Sunday!” Carl Good challenged people who believe Joe Moore is an ineffective leader to:

1) Question him on the issues and his voting record.
2) Outline specifically what Moore could do better in combating this summer's rise in shootings.
3) "Force" Moore to defend his record on education.

Joe Moore accepted that challenge, saying: “I would be more than happy elaborate on points 1, 2 and 3. It certainly...

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In the thread titled “49th Ward Back to School Picnic This Sunday!” Carl Good challenged people who believe Joe Moore is an ineffective leader to:

1) Question him on the issues and his voting record.
2) Outline specifically what Moore could do better in combating this summer's rise in shootings.
3) "Force" Moore to defend his record on education.

Joe Moore accepted that challenge, saying: “I would be more than happy elaborate on points 1, 2 and 3. It certainly would be more enjoyable and intellectually challenging than what my "opposition" thus far has thrown my way. Let's see if anyone rises to the challenge.”

I’m rising to the challenge, Joe and Carl!

Anyone can look at the alderman’s voting record on the website for the Office of the City Clerk, but it is a depressing exercise in seeing how little of any substance our City Council works on. It’s all about approving awnings and sidewalk cafes, granting of “privilege in the public way,” or congratulating people and groups for existing or retiring. https://chicago.legistar.com/PersonDetail.aspx?ID=60995&GUID=FE2F5131-67D8-4FF3-8AD6-38962CDCA1EF (Question for the City Council – Couldn’t ANY of that actually just be part of a regular business application process handled by a non-political bureaucrat based on outlined standards? Oops -- not really. Not when votes on the mundane can generate campaign contributions for incumbent alderpeople.)

After searching through the first 17 pages of Joe’s votes on such fascinating topics, I decided just to review what legislation he’s sponsored, figuring that would be an indicator of what he’s really interested in being a leader on during this current term in office. (Please note that I don’t believe resolutions stating a belief or telling another policymaking body what they should do constitute a meaningful and substantive act by any member of the Chicago City Council.)

To Be Continued...

  • Roger Stein master carpenter

    Oooopss neleh, aka helen backwards, of course suzanne isn't running for anything. She is loser.

  • neleh Accountant

    helen in neleh spelled backwards, yes.

7 hours ago

12 hours ago

Shootings on North, South sides wound at least 9

• About 8:45 p.m., two men were shot in the 7400 block of North Ridge Boulevard in the Rogers Park neighborhood, police said.

• Two people were hurt, one critically, in a shooting about 5:15 p.m. on the 1300 block of West Morse Avenue, police said.

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About 9:55 p.m., a 29-year-old man was shot in the thigh in the 300 block of West 66th Street, Police News Affairs Officer Ron Gaines said. The man was listed in good condition at Saint Bernard Hospital and Health Care Center, according to police.

Earlier, about 9:15 p.m. a 51-year-old man and a 27-year-old woman were shot during an apparent domestic dispute in the 9500 block of South Oglesby Avenue, Gaines said.

• About 8:20 p.m., a 54-year-old man was shot in the leg in the 5700 block of South Keeler Avenue in the West Elsdon Avenue neighborhood, police said. The man was taken to Advocate Christ, where he was listed in good condition.

• In addition to that shooting, a 20-year-old woman was shot in the hand while she was a passenger in a vehicle on the 800 block of West 95th Street in the Brainerd neighborhood, police said. The shooting happened at 4:24 p.m., police said.

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Updated 13 hours ago

A lot of police, crime scene tape & news crew

Does anyone know what happened on Ridge between Fargo & Birchwood on East side of the street? Just came home and saw a lot of police activity.

  • Nancy Poptart I support rainbows and unicorns.

    Possibly a murder or an aggravated sexual assault or a robbery and battery but only Craig or Need for a Change would really know. They are into minute by minute crime stuff.

  • Craig_Gernhardt Official Account

    One of the two shot on Ridge has died.

    Now we've got another homicide.

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