May 23

Updated 2 min ago

Considering a move to Rogers Park, looking for input on safety

I'm looking at an apartment near Greenleaf & Ashland and enjoyed the residential vibe over there. How safe is the area? Should I be nervous walking to the morse red line stop? (Late 20s, female). Do you like living in Rogers Park? Any advice appreciated!

  • I'm not sure, Sandy, but I believe the lot on which Grassfield's stood was ultimately reduced to a parking lot for the former Dominick's/current Cermak -- but I don't know the history of any other past attempts for usage of that space.

    I miss places like Grassfield's and Eliot's Pine Log -- the kinds of places people would think of when they wanted to go 'someplace nice.' Even though it had its shortcomings, I'd patronize The Angus on Western if it were still in operation.

  • Kate Kinser Immigrant advocste

    I so miss BOTH the Town and Country locations. Carson's was okay, but not open late enough. I am hoping when Clarke's opens on Sheridan that it will be a 24-hour place like the others have been. We need a 3 AM hang-out that doesn't involve liquor or cookies or eating in the car.

15 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Alderman Joe Moore

This is a social experiment.

Why did you vote for Alderman Joe Moore?

Alderman Moore has been alderman of the 49th Ward since 1991.

Alderman Moore has no active program for stemming crime in the 49th Ward.

Alderman Moore has no active program for attracting business to the 49th Ward.

Alderman Moore has no active 49th Ward marketing program.

Rogers Park's commercial corridors have struggled rather than prospered since 1991.

Alderman Moore accepts campaign donations from developers who request that...

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This is a social experiment.

Why did you vote for Alderman Joe Moore?

Alderman Moore has been alderman of the 49th Ward since 1991.

Alderman Moore has no active program for stemming crime in the 49th Ward.

Alderman Moore has no active program for attracting business to the 49th Ward.

Alderman Moore has no active 49th Ward marketing program.

Rogers Park's commercial corridors have struggled rather than prospered since 1991.

Alderman Moore accepts campaign donations from developers who request that he provide legislative approval for zoning variances and proposed developments.

Alderman Moore has been investigated for multiple campaign law violations.

Alderman Moore has been ejected from polling places for illegal campaigning on multiple occasions.

Alderman Moore lied about violating campaign laws.

Alderman Moore was accused of referring to a city investigator by an obscene term.

Alderman Moore has been accused of having inappropriate ties to operators of 49th Ward charter schools.

Alderman Moore was accused of temporarily closing down a local business that hosted an event for a campaign opponent.

Alderman Moore accepted more than $75,000 from a wealthy heiress to spearhead Chicago's ultimately failed legislation to ban foie gras.

Alderman Moore accepted more than $18,000 from the developer responsible for the failed Clark Street development known as "the hole."

Alderman Moore accepted multiple campaign donations from a developer and provided legislative support for a highly contested parking garage.

Alderman Moore has used legal but questionable tactics to support Rahm Emanuel's legislative objectives.

Alderman Moore spends many times that of his opponents during election campaigns.

Previously struggling communities Edgewater, Wicker Park, Bucktown and Logan Square are prospering at significantly greater rates than Rogers Park.

Why did you vote for Alderman Moore?

Thank you. This is a social experiment.

  • I'd say it was about 10 - 15 min work by a well informed person in the 49th ward.

    Rob, isn't it your duty/job to rebut these? Are these statements incorrect?

  • Interesting story. Maybe Voodette Films would do a documentary version. After all Voodette manager and company representative, Bill Morton, is local and knows the whole story personally. But I would recommend that Laura Lee Gonzalez do the camera work because she studied film directing at Columbia College. It's professional and not like that shaky YouTube stuff from the chamber. Good idea? The project would probably be right up Bill's alley.

2 days ago

Updated 3 hours ago

  • Starting the Year off Right!

    Ms. Salas is asking for $7062.89:
    My students need a set of canvas, and oil paint, shredder, rolling whiteboard easel, pencils and tape.
    Kilmer Elementary School
  • i am a parent volunteer in this school, i will check it out for you all. and report soon.
    i pray she is a teacher there if she is not i will let you know. from a parent volunteer.

  • Rob

    She is a teacher there.

7 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Don't Be THAT Guy, Part 2

May I make a suggestion? I see that one or more people tend to bring up the chronic Thumbs Downers, as well as the bogus accounts formed only for that purpose, in every thread where they make their appearances. I know the Downers may be aggravating, but, after all, THAT is their only purpose and you're giving them important validation by acknowledging them. Of course, I'm not referring to the folks who actually use a 'thumb down' to express their...

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May I make a suggestion? I see that one or more people tend to bring up the chronic Thumbs Downers, as well as the bogus accounts formed only for that purpose, in every thread where they make their appearances. I know the Downers may be aggravating, but, after all, THAT is their only purpose and you're giving them important validation by acknowledging them. Of course, I'm not referring to the folks who actually use a 'thumb down' to express their opinion on some subject or post. No, these are the sad sacks who down vote every post in a thread or target every post made by certain people.

How about scrupulously avoiding mentioning them at all?

No attention? Not so much fun for them. Maybe they'll stumble off to some other hapless message board. I'd imagine we're having a plague of this recently because their anti-social comments and accounts have been scrubbed more harshly by the EB moderators recently, so the 'thumb down' is practically the only way they can have a presence here at all.

Worth a try? Ready to take the pledge? Sssssh! Mum's the word.

  • Rob

    "How about scrupulously avoiding mentioning them at all?"

    Yeah, how about that?

  • Tovi RP resident for 8 years, triathlete

    "Don't feed the trolls", its impossible. Someone will always try to talk sense into them no matter what.

2 days ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Direct Energy making the rounds in Rogers Park today

Just a heads up, had a lady from Direct Energy who tried to get into my building today to do an "energy audit."

Looked the company up on the internet - they're an electricity reseller, and they purport to save you money, but they do anything but.

I politely told the lady trying to get into my building to take a hike.

  • Bruce_ Born somewhere else aged to perfection Chiraq Park

    Who said anything about violence? Most on here talk about how obnoxious and rude they are about marketing their product.
    There have been claims of swapping energy providers without consent.

    It's not a lousy job it deceptive practices and strong arm sales.
    Knock on my door and I politely tell you I am not interested and respond with attitude expect escalation.

  • Tom, Direct Energy will lie to you to attempt to get in your door and then use shady business practices if you fall for their claims. They go far beyond being typical annoying door-to-door salespeople.

4 days ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Dunkin' Donuts

Dunkin' Donuts at Red Line Morse Station now open.

3 days ago

Updated 6 hours ago

It is unsafe to have dogs unleashed in public areas!! Including the beach

There are many off leash dog parks in Chicago but Pratt /Loyola beach and park is NOT one of them. I LOVE dogs, I have 2 of my own who I jog with while they are leashed. I grew up with many animals..it doesn't matter how trained an animal is..when it comes down to it..animals are animals and when their instinct kicks in there are safety issues in public areas. Safety threat to humans and other animals. I jog with...

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There are many off leash dog parks in Chicago but Pratt /Loyola beach and park is NOT one of them. I LOVE dogs, I have 2 of my own who I jog with while they are leashed. I grew up with many animals..it doesn't matter how trained an animal is..when it comes down to it..animals are animals and when their instinct kicks in there are safety issues in public areas. Safety threat to humans and other animals. I jog with my dogs on their leashes because its the law and safer, but when an off leash dog runs up to them they feel more protective because they are leashed and they want to react to the off leashed dog...and of course the human owner is usually saying "come here fido" way too late cuz now my dogs are fired up. Because of this exact situation and me trying to calm my dogs, and hold them back while another dog ran up to us... I have a mild concussion, black eye, scrapped up forehead and knees from falling on the path. For years I have politely told people that this is not an off leash area (I am honestly polite because I believe you get more bees with honey than vinegar) ...many times they react with really vulgar words back to me. I have told police about the off leash dogs and seen police just bike/drive by all of the off leash dogs. It can be VERY dangerous to have these dogs running off leash..so many children and people...I would hate to see something really terrible happen before anyone listens....how can we stop the humans that decide to let their animal off leash in a public area in our neighborhood? any suggestions? Im just hoping for responsible pet owners in our area ..kind regards

  • not immature or mean - both comments were appropriate and in defense of dogs - who are most important. I have little tolerance for those who put their dogs(or dogs they are responsible for) in harms way.

  • thank you Braxter - I think I would have spelled "twerp" a little differently. I suspect 60660 gal and Dollie are one and the same

4 days ago

Updated 11 hours ago

Looking For Maintenance Man/All Around Handyman Company Suggestions ...

Anyone have a company they use that they really love? Thank you so much for any and all suggestions!

May 22

Updated 11 hours ago

TASTE of Rogers Park

UPDATE: Hosted by the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce and the Leone Beach Park Advisory Council, the first annual Taste of Rogers Park is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, June 4th, 2016 at Leone Beach Park (1222 W. Touhy Avenue). Official website: http://rogersparkcoc.weebly.com/taste-of-rogers-park.html

  • Reid, what does the last "C" stand for? Comedy, charades, confabulations? I hope it's not the last option. Confabulation is a clinical term that refers to memory loss and brain deterioration. That's not cool.

  • Reid Hyams X-ART Entertainment / Century 21 Universal

    Well it certainly doesn't stand for "Coolness" Braxter. You may be onto something, all seem to work, as does "Cons"

Apr 28

Updated 11 hours ago

Package theft from building

My building seems to have a problem with package theft from the lobby. For the third time in as many months, a package I've had sent to my address was stolen before I could get to it. Apparently this is a somewhat common problem, as others have posted notes in the lobby asking that their packages be returned. My most recent stolen package was worth several hundred dollars. Would this warrant a police report? The landlord knows about the problem but doesn't seem to care.

2 days ago

Updated 12 hours ago

Guns, Lenient Penalties, Splintered African-American Gangs & Personal Insults

Those are said to be among the main reasons for "Chicago's murder problem", including our own Rogers Park, based on results of a 30-year comparison with New York City. The Illinois State Legislature gets slapped on the hands as being part of the problem. It's worth reading the full article in today's New York Times and thinking about the findings and conclusions. http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/05/18/us/chicago-murder-problem.html?_r=0

  • Sue Ellen Since 2007.

    The Red Line also provides transportation for honest, hard working taxpayers.

  • It is a well-established fact that when violent criminals are locked up violent crime goes down. The NYT article mentions that Illinois sentencing laws are not as tough as NYC. We also have the issue of the Illinois Dept. of Corrections releasing violent criminals early, to make room for other criminals coming back into the system. Put ankle bracelets on non-violent criminals and let them serve their time at home. Save the prison space for the violent ones. That's what works.

14 hours ago

Chicago Police Department detectives issued a...

...then took the victims’ property. One robbery happened at 1:00 a.m. on the 1400 block of West Arthur and the other robbery happened at 1:20 a.m. on the 1200 block of...

...of West Arthur and the other robbery happened at 1:20 a.m. on the 1200 block of West Columbia. For more information, including a description of the offender and the police response, visit: http...


26 hours ago

Updated 14 hours ago

Hit and run

I heard what was clearly a hit and run and then saw a car with an obvious flat tire speeding away, turning west in Farwell off Clark. Called 911 but the dispatcher said she couldn't do anything because I didn't have the make or model.

  • tom 2422 Rogers Parker since 1972

    there are so many cars speeding along with flat tires you can understand 911's reluctance to do anything....

  • RPM N Sheridan Edgewater

    They could have checked the location for other witnesses.

  • Kimberly - thank you for posting this. My BF and I heard the screeching of tires and a car that was driving rather fast and erratically turn off of Clark onto Farwell. We were in our apartment and it looked like someone had their cell phone out filming what was going on. If that is the case, hopefully, the cell phone holder will contact police and it will help with finding the person(s) responsible.

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47 hours ago

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  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 55 years

    For those who have asked when Clarkes is going to open, it seems they now have their licenses to do so.

23 hours ago

May 20

Updated 26 hours ago

Roger Pier showing Rogers park values.

Follow me on Friday and show some love.

  • Kate Kinser Immigrant advocste

    So heartening to read people's comments. People want this place to succeed.

  • Bruce_ Born somewhere else aged to perfection Chiraq Park

    Crawfish were large and good.

41 hours ago

Updated 30 hours ago

Police warn of armed robberies in Rogers Park

One robbery happened about 1 a.m. in the 1400 block of West Arthur, while the other robbery happened about 1:20 a.m. in the 1200 block of West Columbia, police said.

One robbery happened about 1 a.m. in the 1400 block of West Arthur, while the other robbery happened about 1:20 a.m. in the 1200 block of West Columbia, police said.

    Police warn of armed robberies in Rogers Park
    Police are warning residents of two armed robberies that happened 20 minutes apart early Tuesday in the North Side Rogers Park neighborhood. In both incidents, the victims were approached by a man who was armed with a handgun and announced a robbery, then took the victims' property, according to Chicago Police.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

  • Rah Rah Bill in Rogers Park. It's about unity, not divisiveness. Elections are democratic. No matter who wins or loses, a community comes together in unity to do its best to make things better. It's easier with some elected officials than with others but the role of community is to come together constructively. And there always will be angry little losers who never pitch in and help.

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

    Hey DJM. You gave my posting a thumbs down. Hope you are brave enough to articulate why.

35 hours ago

Police warn of armed robberies near Loyola University

...behind people and took their things.One robbery happened about 1 a.m. in the 1400 block of West Arthur, while the other robbery happened about 1:20 a.m. in the 1200 block of...

...of West Arthur, while the other robbery happened about 1:20 a.m. in the 1200 block of West Columbia, police said.The suspect is described as a 180-pound, 5-foot-11 black man...

    Police warn of armed robberies near Loyola University
    Chicago police are warning people about armed robberies near Loyola University in Rogers Park. Police say early Tuesday two separate incidents occurred 20 minutes apart. Investigators say that in both incidents, a man with a handgun walked up behind people and took their things. One robbery happened about 1 a.m.
    http://abc7chicago.com

2 days ago

Updated 37 hours ago

Lost key

We lost a key which resembles this key, last weekend. I'm guessing it was dropped in the grass on a dog walk. Posting this in the hopes the key gods might smile down upon us?

  • Kate Kinser Immigrant advocste

    What part of the 'hood do you live in? Where should we be looking? Hope you find it.

37 hours ago

Police Warn Of Armed Robberies In Rogers Park

One robbery happened about 1 a.m. in the 1400 block of West Arthur, while the other robbery happened about 1:20 a.m. in the 1200 block of West Columbia, police said.

One robbery happened about 1 a.m. in the 1400 block of West Arthur, while the other robbery happened about 1:20 a.m. in the 1200 block of West Columbia, police said.

    Police Warn Of Armed Robberies In Rogers Park
    CHICAGO (STMW) - Police are warning residents of two armed robberies that happened 20 minutes apart early Tuesday in the North Side Rogers Park neighborhood. In both incidents, the victims were approached by a man who was armed with a handgun and announced a robbery, then took the victims' property, according to Chicago Police.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

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46 hours ago

Updated 44 hours ago

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    SELF-CERT: B3-5, SELF-CERT INTERIOR ALTERATION OF AN EXISTING RETAIL STORE FOR A NEW RESTAURANT WITH ASSOCIATED, MECHANICAL, ELECTRICAL, PLUMBING. NEW EQUIPMENT PLATFORM, FACADE REPLACEMENT, BRICK FENCE, AND PATIO IMPROVEMENTS. 6606 N SHERIDAN.

    6606 N. Sheridan Rd. Issued May 27, 2016
  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 55 years

    Looks as though a new restaurant will be going in next to BopNGrill.

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4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

power outage c. 6 a.m. today

Did anyone else experience a 45" power outage this morning? I heard a sudden, solid "snap" sound c. 6, after which there was no power for 45". I don't think it was storming at the time. I'm curious as to what caused it, and how widespread it was. Perhaps it was only my bldg?
Ann

  • Sandy in EdgeGlen EdgeGlen since 1987

    If Diogenes were real and alive today, he’d be walking around carrying an iPhone with the Flashlight app...and still no likelier to find an honest man.

  • Ann on Glenwood 15 yr. condo owner

    Found out it was a squirrel - nicely electrocuted - who had gnawed through a rod on the utility pole! I'm told they have quite a deep nest in there. Maybe this will encourage the pack to nest elsewhere!
    Re: lamp oil, several yrs.ago I bought a 1 qt. bottle...

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    Found out it was a squirrel - nicely electrocuted - who had gnawed through a rod on the utility pole! I'm told they have quite a deep nest in there. Maybe this will encourage the pack to nest elsewhere!
    Re: lamp oil, several yrs.ago I bought a 1 qt. bottle of "Sunnyside spice-scented lamp oil" for some decorative hurricane lamps. Pretty sure I got it at Clark Devon. Label says "petroleum distillate", & comes w all the usual cautions on flamable liquids. It's not perfumey, but cuts the odor of kerosene. When I lived in a community w/o power, we used lanterns, but I prefer a battery-powered max-light. Safer than kerosene.

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