2 days ago

Updated 16 min ago

Leona's on Sheridan

Is Leona's in trouble? I walked back from the park along Morse at about 8:15 last night, a beautiful summer evening and there was only one table occupied in their outdoor seating area. Now, I was coming home from the Shakespeare performance, so maybe everyone who was at the play and would soon fill the tables?

  • slk long-time rogers parker

    I noticed the old Hop Haus (which was owned by the old Leona's group) and is now called Rolland's is closed. Anyone hear anything?

  • slk -- Roland's, that's the name. The original Leona's kept ownership of that after the sale. I read it on a business web site.

14 hours ago

Updated 47 min ago

  • Rich RP Resident

    This one is actually a home that was shot up the night before. IMO should be much higher profile crime classification.

2 hours ago

Updated 51 min ago

Condo Association Obligations

I am a renter in a four-flat condo building. Two units in the building are owned by the gentleman who live in Italy, one unit is owned by a local developer (bought recently), and on unit is owned by a condo association chairman (I am not sure about the proper title-I'll call him condo 'guy'). In the four months that I've rented here, I've observed that the condo 'guy' barely does any upkeep to the property. Things look pretty dismal....

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I am a renter in a four-flat condo building. Two units in the building are owned by the gentleman who live in Italy, one unit is owned by a local developer (bought recently), and on unit is owned by a condo association chairman (I am not sure about the proper title-I'll call him condo 'guy'). In the four months that I've rented here, I've observed that the condo 'guy' barely does any upkeep to the property. Things look pretty dismal. When I asked him about that, he said that the budget for the upkeep is very low. I found out later that three owners pay him $185 each in condo fees. It is not a high amount but it still something.

Is there a way to find out the exact responsibilities of the condo 'guy' and how he exactly spends the condo fees? I am afraid that because two of the owners are in Italy and the new owner is not in the loop yet, the condo 'guy' does what he pleases because no one is keeping him accountable.

  • 185 bucks a month is very low, and barely covering the expenses of the building. Additionally, the condo owners, including your landlord, set the monthly assessments.

    Basically what I am saying is don't be surprised if your landlord ain't all that interested in your 'the condo board isn't maintaining the property' concerns.

  • Mac I complain on EB on the regular.

    Condo headaches come with condo purchase. Renters don't get to enjoy those luxuries.

5 days ago

Updated 59 min ago

Fireworks or gunshots?

Heard multiple bangs last night around 1AM, then the police. Anyone else know anything?

  • Ms. Sullivan thanks for half of your response. What about the City Council Staffer you mentioned? What was the CHA response to her possible violation?
    Thanks.

  • Disgusting not discussing, as usual.

Jun 12

Updated 1 hour 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.

  • Timjz Optimistic Rogers Parker

    So sorry Bigchibro, I hope you are taking care of yourself as well. It's such a tough situation and I wish the best for you and your Mom.

    Everyone have a great day, as Ellen DeGeneres says, "be kind to one another" and be safe.

  • Venus the Cat's Mom kinder gentler cat mommie

    Good day EB

    Sorry to hear the sad news Big, My prayers. May your family be blessed and comforted in this hard time you're having .

16 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

People ARE interested in Scrabble! Please let me hear from you!

Hello, Rogers Park friends. I have already had THREE interested
friends respond to my post of yesterday about starting a Scrabble
club for the Rogers Park area. Please let me hear from you! We do
have a friend who has volunteered to also recruit future wordsmiths.
I will be contacting you back to further plan this.
P.S. Would anyone like to contribute their favorite commonly
mispronounced words? One of mine is ek cetera.
:>) Emily

  • Bruce Mayberry, Roger Parkansas

    Cwm bowl-shaped hollow at the end of a mountain valley. One of the three words in the English language with no A's, E's, I's, O's, U's, or Y's.

  • Virginia resident

    Jewelry.

25 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

1655 w wallen

Hey guys,
I'm looking to rent an apartment at wallen and Clark (the block between ravenswood and Clark) I've been looking on here and see a lot of gang activity at Clark and farewell which is only 4 blocks north. My friend currently lives in this apartment and is giving me a good deal to be his roommate but i am now getting nervous! I'd love your opinions.
Thanks

  • Alexis, my girlfriend and I were in the middle of moving in to our new place when the shooting on farwell happened right in front of us. Everyone on the block seemed pretty shocked. I talked to a guy who has been in our building for twenty years and he...

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    Alexis, my girlfriend and I were in the middle of moving in to our new place when the shooting on farwell happened right in front of us. Everyone on the block seemed pretty shocked. I talked to a guy who has been in our building for twenty years and he said he's never had anything happen like that there. This area NEEDS good people moving into it. We're staying. I encourage you to move here as well. Keep your eyes open and report what you see. This neighborhood has amazing potential.

  • Lakeside CDC A non-profit housing org: advocacy & education

    Christone, Lakeside is located right next door to Grande Noodle and there are no longer any flower shops along this stretch as far as I can tell. Sorry I couldn't be of more help!

25 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Police are looking for...

2 black males 25-30 years of age. 6'5 - 280 lbs. One man is light skinned with a gray vest, may have facial hair. The other is dark skinned wearing a red shirt. They stole a galaxy phone in a red case from someone at the Howard stop...if you see them call 911.

  • Hi Peg,

    Try this link on Every Block.

    http://chicago.everyblock.com/crime-posts/jul29-business-alert-retail-theft-cell-phone-stores-6283550/

    I did not post it on DNA which by the way only shows two of the three suspects in the picture.

    Hope this helps.

    Richard Concaildi
    President and Beat Facilitator CAPS 2411
    Vice Chair District Advisory Committee (District 24)
    773.294.1777
    richconcaildi@aol.com

  • Totally different perp discription, though:

    "About the Offenders:
    The offender(s) are described as black males: 20-30yrs old; 5'04-5'10; 140-180lbs; one of the offender(s) has dreadlocks, observed in the pictures below."

    . . . as opposed to:

    "2 black males 25-30 years of age. 6'5 - 280 lbs. One man is...

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    Totally different perp discription, though:

    "About the Offenders:
    The offender(s) are described as black males: 20-30yrs old; 5'04-5'10; 140-180lbs; one of the offender(s) has dreadlocks, observed in the pictures below."

    . . . as opposed to:

    "2 black males 25-30 years of age. 6'5 - 280 lbs. One man is light skinned with a gray vest, may have facial hair."

    I'd venture to guess that we are talking about completely different people here. The OP referenced a robbery at the Howard el by two very large men, while the other posts specifically reference serial robberies at cell phone stores by three suspects with markedly different phyical characteristics.

3 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

  • One question is why is the information being given to the public by the 40th ward alderman and the police commander of 020 and NOT the 49th ward alderman and the police commander of 024?

15 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Alderman Moore responds to outrageous allegations from an unreliable source

http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Joe-Moore-Makes-It-Worse-218519841.html

As many of you have read in threads here, I am often critical of our Alderman and his extreme liberal positions. Conversely, I dealt with his accuser, former 49th Ward Chief of Staff Anne Sullivan when she was employed by the Alderman, and found her to be an obtuse shrew. Rest assured folks that her accusations are without merit and are wholley in retaliation for her dismissal with cause.

  • Delmer Fudge bowling captain + ccw4eva

    This is from 2013. Not sure if you're pro- or con-, but either way, seems like it would be better to focus on what can be done to stem the ever growing amount of violence in our neighborhood. This year has been particularly brutal so far.

  • The answer is openness and transparency. If all city employees were more open and transparent crime would be reduced, employment would increase, housing would become affordable, gas prices would drop and school grades would improve. O&T, openness and transparency; expect more; demand better.

32 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Computer Help

I'm looking for someone in the RP area that can clean up my computer. Any suggestions other than taking it to Best Buy or some other large store?

  • Walt Kennedy Web Developer, Photographer, Graphic Designer

    Quest Computer is near you and good with PC/Windoze: 7301 N Sheridan Rd; (773) 761-3555. I work on a Mac and recommend Steve Gustavson for anything MacIntosh: (312) 388-3328. Good Luck ;)

  • These guys are wonderful

    PRO Computers Andersonville
    5152 N Clark St. Chicago, IL 60640
    Main: (773) 907-0600
    Monday - Friday: 9am-7pm;
    Saturday: 10am-4pm: Sunday: Close

18 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Dog training

I have a lovely 6 year old beagle who I adore but would like to provide further training for him in relation to certain specific issues. Any recommendations for good,calm, local dog trainers? I want a reasonable amount of training but am not interested in anything over the top. He already sits and responds well to treat training he just has a few beagle related issues- barking as notification, some separation anxiety, and nervousness and hyperactivity around new people and dogs.

4 hours ago

Positive Loitering event on Wednesday, July 30th at 7:00PM

Join us for a Positive Loitering event on Wednesday, July 30th at 7:00PM. We will be gathering at the southeast corner of Morse and Ashland and loitering until 10:00PM. Positive Loitering has been in practice throughout several neighborhoods in Chicago and is an excellent way for neighbors to begin working together to establish a positive presence out on the streets. While it's far from the only solution, it's part of the solution: neighbors working together and with the CPD toward a better and safer neighborhood for all. All are welcome to attend including well behaved pets and humans. Otherwise, see you there! (Organized by Rogers Park Positive Loitering) [where: ]

Jul 18

Updated 4 hours ago

Any Such Thing As "Honest" Mechanic?

The A/C in my car went out. I took it to my dealer, who had a complex diagnosis and a sky-high quote. Today, I took it to two other places. Each gave a different reason, and different repair price, from each other and from the first place. Does anyone know a mechanic he or she really trusts and is reliable on pinpointing the source of a car's problem?

  • Just one more suggestion for Dave's Automotive in Skokie at Skokie & Main.

  • daveP been around awhile

    Instead of starting a new thread, just thought I'd ask on here if anyone
    has any positive/negative experiences to share about Elite on jarvis?

Jul 21

Updated 6 hours ago

"A Midsummer Night's Dream" in Loyola Park

Come enjoy a free performance of
A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Loyola Park
Friday, July 25 and Saturday, July 26 at 6:30 p.m.

Grab a blanket, pack a picnic and come as you are! This coming weekend, a 75-minute abridged production of Shakespeare’s bewitching comedy is playing in Loyola Park—FREE FOR ALL. Against the backdrop of our beautiful city, experience the wildly entertaining tale about the inexplicable magic of falling in love—and the marvel of waking up from the sweetest of dreams.

Rogers Park’s own rock band The Streams, featuring musicians from Loyola University, will kick off the show.

Loyola Park at the Farwell Avenue Entrance
Friday, July 25, 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 26, 6:30 p.m.

  • Were you wearing the hot pink tube top and the orange mini-skirt or was that the community activist from down on Pratt?

  • Delmer Fudge bowling captain + ccw4eva

    Yep, sounds like it wasn't you, then! Spoiled my whole lame attempt at a joke, you did.

28 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Scrabble, anyone?

Hello, friends. We are new to the neighborhood. I'm Emily and my fiancée
is Eddie. I founded a Scrabble club in Madison and then Edgerton, WI.
Any interest in starting one in Rogers Park? We can meet at our house, and
anyone can come, regardless of skill. We can teach newcomers! Please
post if interested, and we will contact y. P.S. We LOVE Rogers Park!

  • Timjz Optimistic Rogers Parker

    You can bring the Scrabble board and players to Rogers Park Social, they have a big table and a living room setting to play in.
    People play board games and cards there all the time.

  • Bill in Rogers Park Rogers Parker - co-founder of Glenwood Neighbors

    I would be interested - sounds like fun. And welcome to the neighborhood (from a former Wisconsinite!)

6 hours ago

Uptown Rapper Target of Rogers Park Shootings That Killed Two, Police Say

In February, the rapper was walking with a group of people outside a McDonald's at 6740 N. Clark St. when a masked gunman opened fire, injuring three teens and killing Markeyo, 17. A police source said at the time the likely target was the rapper.

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Then, on July 12, photographer Wil Lewis was gunned down when another shooter opened fire at the rapper, who was walking in the 1300 block of Devon Avenue. Lewis, who had been waiting for a bus, was fatally shot in the back.

39 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Community Yard Sale

I need to sell a few furniture items and a ton of clothes since I'm downsizing to a smaller apartment. I don't have a yard, tables and a rolling rack to display items. Anyone have any suggestions to help this Graduate student out.

39 hours ago

Updated 7 hours ago

Spacious Studio or other affordable housing.

Hi all,

I'm currently still looking for housing within RP that is spacious and less than $615 a month. I would love to find something 500 sq ft ideally or a nice family that wants to rent out their finished basement. I've done CL and no luck thus far.

  • Weare1 Believer in Humanity

    Try 7600 N Greenview. Rent is $625 though.

  • Try 6824 N Wayne Ave. I lived there for several years (approx 450 sq ft, $605) and loved it. You have to get used to the red line track noise though.

7 hours ago

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29 hours ago

Updated 8 hours ago

Just A Reminder

Our Conversational Spanish Group is on for tonight at 7:30 at the Heartland.
Anyone interested is welcome.

  • Ary Neighborhood Patrol

    This came out on Tuesday. Usually the meet up is on Monday.

  • lm2

    I would like to come to this sometime. Is it a regular weekly?

  • jldoolittle Resident of Rogers Park for 9 years

    Will you continue Conversational Spanish Group in September? I am interested in joining, but most of August will be traveling. Many thanks.

19 hours ago

Updated 8 hours ago

ISO Same Sex Wedding Card

I always buy cards at Cost Plus in Evanston. They have non-standard cards, and a nice selection. How is it possible, that all of their wedding cards had man/woman (or male/female animal) couples? I don't have time to run around, and was hoping to find a card close to home.

  • Amy Better your world.

    Target has some!

  • jldoolittle Resident of Rogers Park for 9 years

    Highly recommend Women and Children first on Clark Street in Andersonville - comprehensive choice of LGBT books and cards.

10 hours ago

Updated 8 hours ago

Lakeshore Recycling - garbage pickup

Lakeshore Recycling has been collecting trash every Tuesday morning in the alley between Pratt and Albion and Sheridan and the lake usually at 4:00 am , today at 4:50 am. I called 311 and they directed me to 911 who said they would sent the police to tell them that the earliest garbage pickup is 7:00am. I encourage anyone who has the same problem to call 911. I posted about this a couple of months ago. That post degenerated into a long list of people going off the subject here. I am just trying to get Lakeshore Recycling to not come so early.

  • robin in WRP Tired, very tired

    What happened when you called Lakeshore's corporate office?

  • Bruce Mayberry, Roger Parkansas

    Oh so that's how they changed the route. Look at my threads on Lakeshore waste.

6 days ago

Updated 8 hours ago

What do you think of a Proposal to Rename Jarvis Beach and Park?

I am writing to determine if you would have a strong objection to changing the name of the Jarvis Beach and Park (see photos below ) to the Marion Mahony Griffin Beach and Park in honor of the renowned Rogers Park artist and architect, Marion Mahony Griffin (1871-1961).

The Chicago Park District and the Australian Consul-General in Chicago, Roger Price, asked me recently if I would consider supporting the naming of a park or beach in Rogers Park in honor...

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I am writing to determine if you would have a strong objection to changing the name of the Jarvis Beach and Park (see photos below ) to the Marion Mahony Griffin Beach and Park in honor of the renowned Rogers Park artist and architect, Marion Mahony Griffin (1871-1961).

The Chicago Park District and the Australian Consul-General in Chicago, Roger Price, asked me recently if I would consider supporting the naming of a park or beach in Rogers Park in honor of Ms. Mahony Griffin.

Below is a brief summary of her illustrious life:

Mary Mahony Griffin (see photo below taken in 1930 with husband, Walter Burley Griffin) was of the first female licensed architects in the United States, an ambassador of the Chicago-style architecture to the world, and a pioneer for professional women in the first decades of the 20th Century. She was the first employee hired by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright, and became his right hand person. Her design work and watercolors became synonymous with the Prairie Style of architecture.

Her beautiful watercolor renderings of buildings and landscapes became known as a staple of Wright's style, though he never gave her credit for her work. Despite her talents, her work went largely unrecognized during her tenure with Wright.

Mahony Griffin's talents finally emerged from Wright's shadow when she and her husband, Walter Burley Griffin, won the international design competition for designing the capitol city of Australia, Canberra (this is why the Consul-General of Australia is advocating for her to be honored). She is celebrated in Australia and Asia, but remains overlooked in the United States, her hometown of Chicago and the neighborhood of Rogers Park where she spent her final years.

Below is a Wikipedia biography of Mahony Griffin's amazing life:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marion_Mahony_Griffin

  • My preference would be to find a different way to honor Marion Mahony Griffin and keep the beach as Jarvis.

  • Wait for it. It's coming. I'm guessing in excess of 3,000 words from the alderman for this one.

9 hours ago

Missing Evanston Girl Known to Frequent Rogers Park

Police Searching for Missing 15-Year-Old with Cognitive Disabilities
Evanston police are trying to find a 15-year-old girl with cognitive disabilities who has been missing since Thursday.

Alishianna Harris, of Evanston, has been reported missing a number of times in the past several months, police said. She is known to frequent Loyola Park and the northern part of Rogers Park.

She is described as African American, 5-foot-5-inches tall, 170 pounds, with brown hair and eyes. She was last seen wearing a...

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Police Searching for Missing 15-Year-Old with Cognitive Disabilities
Evanston police are trying to find a 15-year-old girl with cognitive disabilities who has been missing since Thursday.

Alishianna Harris, of Evanston, has been reported missing a number of times in the past several months, police said. She is known to frequent Loyola Park and the northern part of Rogers Park.

She is described as African American, 5-foot-5-inches tall, 170 pounds, with brown hair and eyes. She was last seen wearing a pink shirt, blue jeans and had a blue backpack.

Anyone with information about Harris is asked to contact the Evanston Police Department at 847-866-5000 or use the text-a-tip option by texting to CRIMES (274637) and put EPD TIP in the message line along with the information.

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15 hours ago

Updated 11 hours ago

Thanks to Streets and Sanitation for trimming the trees.

Streets and Sanitation did such a great job today trimming the trees on Farwell Ave. and Greenview. They trimmed along the one side of each street, where street cleaning took place and all the cars were moved. It made such a dramatic improvement and has made the entire area so much brighter. Hopefully they'll get to the other side too. I imagine this will make the area safer.
Thank you Thank you

  • Good post, Tim. Neighbors, if you have branches that are touching our house or very nearly touching, you should call 311 to schedule a tree trimming. We don't think about it in nice weather but during a storm, those branches can do massive damage to your home. Summer time is the right time to get it done!

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26 hours ago

Updated 16 hours ago

Man Asks Loyola Student for a Buck, Snatches Her Wallet, Campus Police Say

Joseph Bogdalek, Loyola's deputy police chief, said in an alert that a man approached the woman about 12:45 a.m. Monday at the intersection of North Sheridan Road and West Columbia Avenue and asked for a dollar.

  • Christopher of Estes I am a medical massage therapist

    I agree, never take out your wallet unless you want to give it to someone.

  • Veronika "Kat" LiBeth Lakewood&Albion since 2010, Chicagoan since 2000

    Same with your phone or anything else. I've been asked the time on occasion in recent years, and I'm convinced it's a ruse to get me to pull out my phone. Just no. It really stinks this nice woman was punished for being kind.

30 hours ago

Updated 18 hours ago

Permit needed?

I would like to have a Labor Day party outside at one of the RP beaches - inviting some friends to come over for food and hang out - do I need some kind of park permit for this?

  • Christopher of Estes I am a medical massage therapist

    There will always be consumption of booze and reefer at the beach. I usually look the other way if it harms nobody and the people are not being overly obnoxious.

  • Georg Sand Seeley and Fargo

    Thanks all.

3 days ago

Updated 19 hours ago

Clark and Pratt/Farwell

Lots of gunfire at 1:25.

  • Timjz Optimistic Rogers Parker

    Property values are rising, but very slowly though...better slow than not at all. And Sandy does it right about the 911 operators, they have very bad attitudes that have stopped me from calling for a few years now, at least until all the recent shootings.

  • Rob

    One of the things that has been stressed at CAPS meetings is that if you get a 911 operator that is being dismissive in any way, either hang up and call right back (since you will more than likely get a different one) or ask for a supervisor.

6 days ago

Updated 19 hours ago

Dog Lost

Today as I took my dog out he ran away😔. He is very fast and unable to catch unless you are close and get a hard grip on him. He is white, friendly, jumpy, nice, chiwhawa, and harmless. We last saw him going down morse and Clark. If anyone has found him or have any info please call 1-773-600-5893. THANKS FOR READING AND HAVE A GREAT DAY!

  • Nan

    Are you regularly checking local and state lost/found pet websites? Have you posted notices all over your neighborhood with a photo of your pup and your contact info? You should also post messages here several times a day to keep the topic visible to all subscribers. I'm sure you're looking for/missing your dog, but somehow your posts (at least as I read them) are not conveying urgency.

  • I think it's possible that someone has taken him in. Post notices all over. Offer a reward. Check Animal Control, PetFinders, local pet stores and vets (someone may have mentioned finding a dog). Good luck!

21 hours ago

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