27 min ago

Updated 7 min ago

Leather Archives & Museum

Some group calling themselves Americans for Truth About Homosexuality has flied the neighborhood with a flyer that says "did you know a deviant homosexual perversion "museum" is located in your neighborhood? It goes on concerned it close to Kilmer and Sullivan. It celebrates the most heinous and vile sadomasocjismic behaviors ever invented by mankind and asks everyone to call Pat O'Conor a.d provides his number. Gangbangers are bad enough now we have hate groups. This group should be charged with littering for spreading this garbage.

  • Dee On Newgard '92

    I do not want to give this weirdo and his organization any publicity, but these idiots are planning a protest outside LAM this morning. I'd like to send them back to Naperville.

  • Julie Lifelong Rogers Parker

    Flier is from Americans for Truth about Homosexuality in Naperville. 312-324-3787. Call them and ask they stop littering.

17 hours ago

Updated 9 min ago

What is going on is Rogers Park?

I am a 20 year resident of Rogers Park and I used to love living here. I own a home, run a business and my young son is going to school all in our little piece of Chicago. As of late I am nervous as hell walking around Rogers Park. I know that everyplace in Chicago has its own issues but things are quickly getting out of hand with the recent shooting,stabbing, car thefts, drive bys, fights and police stand...

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I am a 20 year resident of Rogers Park and I used to love living here. I own a home, run a business and my young son is going to school all in our little piece of Chicago. As of late I am nervous as hell walking around Rogers Park. I know that everyplace in Chicago has its own issues but things are quickly getting out of hand with the recent shooting,stabbing, car thefts, drive bys, fights and police stand offs. I don't know what the answer is to these recent events but I am completely disgusted by the behavior of these young men that continue to terrorize Rogers Park. There has to be something that we as upstanding residents can do.

  • Thanks, Pat! How do you get on the email network? Thanks again!

  • soder606 Mother, Grandmother, Cook, Reader, Liberal

    John, no need to move all the way to the NorthShore. Just come a bit west to West Ridge. But seriously, I raised my kids in ERP many years ago and I think the recent shootings are terrifying. I think the sooner Loyola buys every building in the area the better it will be.

31 hours ago

Updated 13 min ago

Are the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce, Craig Gernhardt, Joe Lake, other sock puppets linked? Why?

Let's discuss why folks from the above organization keep creating troll accounts to verbally abuse others and create a negative environment for community discussion on this message board.

  • You would think this one moron with a dozen fake accounts would be used to having his dumb azz questions ignored by now.

    Some children just aren't happy unless they're getting attention.

  • FGFM What the Cappleman!

    Do you think that Joe Lake also asks dumb rhetorical questions?

13 hours ago

Updated 20 min ago

Looking for a 3-6 unit apartment building to purchase

Looking for a 3-6 unit apartment building to purchase, east of Sheridan or at least east of Clark in Rogers Park, Andersonville or Edgewater. If you are interested in selling, please private message me.

23 min ago

Hot Water Radiator Installer needed

Looking to have a salvaged cast iron hot water radiator reinstalled in bathroom. Looking for someone who knows how to drain a boiler, reconnect / reinstall salvaged radiator, and restart/retest boiler operation.

Any recommendations would be appreciated.
Thanks.

Nov 06

Updated 41 min ago

How is Joe Lake, resident of Desplaines Illinois able to post in this neighborhood?

It it dishonest to post in neighborhoods that one doesn't live in and pose as a resident? Does Rogers Park have a suburban troll problem?

May 14

Updated 41 min ago

Beat 2432 Meeting Report

Residents :

On Tuesday evening, over 40 local residents met at the 24 th District Police Station for the regularly scheduled Beat meeting.

With the recent SWAT activity at Lakewood and Devon , this meeting had the potential to be hostile.

Quite the contrary.

Attendees were supportive of the police intervention.
......( nobody was injured during the incident ).

Information, ideas, and suggestions were positively exchanged.
Questions were handled professionally.
Lots of useful phone numbers were announced.

( Loyola University,...

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Residents :

On Tuesday evening, over 40 local residents met at the 24 th District Police Station for the regularly scheduled Beat meeting.

With the recent SWAT activity at Lakewood and Devon , this meeting had the potential to be hostile.

Quite the contrary.

Attendees were supportive of the police intervention.
......( nobody was injured during the incident ).

Information, ideas, and suggestions were positively exchanged.
Questions were handled professionally.
Lots of useful phone numbers were announced.

( Loyola University, Ald. O'Connor, and S & C Electric sent representatives )
( We are trying to get CHA to attend ).

The 24 th District CAPS office is doing lots of Community Outreach activities.
.................( Seniors & Youth events ).

Information :....1 ( 312 ) 7 4 4 - 6 3 2 1

It was a pleasure to attend this productive meeting.

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Friday , May 15 is : " Peace Officers Memorial Day "

Send a thank you card to the Police Station ?

.....Commander Roberto Nieves
.....24 th District Police Station
........6464 N. Clark Street
....Chicago , Illinois......60626

We appreciate what our " cops " do for us.

It is a dangerous and often thankless job.

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  • J. SolutionSForever 7400N Retired IT professional, Educator, Now: Don Quixot

    I am also interested in beat meetings

  • Interested in CAPS ? :

    Call Sgt. Sisk at the 24 th District Police Station ( 6464 N. Clark ).

    ........1 ( 312 ) 7 4 4 - 6 3 2 1

    Your home address determines your CPD Beat.

    He can tell you when & where your Beat has a CAPS meeting.

    Thank you for wanting to get involved.

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    Beat 2432 :

    .........................( Devon to Pratt )............( Ridge to Lake Michigan )

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38 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Comcast killing baby birds

Has anyone else seen this??? This just happened in back of our building in Chicago---A Comcast repair technician found a nest in one of the cable boxes that's about 20 feet off the ground. He threw the nest on the ground, and killed the baby starlings by slamming them onto the ground and breaking their necks. They were fully feathered. I have called Concast and someone is supposed to get back to me... but they would not give me any...

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Has anyone else seen this??? This just happened in back of our building in Chicago---A Comcast repair technician found a nest in one of the cable boxes that's about 20 feet off the ground. He threw the nest on the ground, and killed the baby starlings by slamming them onto the ground and breaking their necks. They were fully feathered. I have called Concast and someone is supposed to get back to me... but they would not give me any further contact info. This happened last summer but we did not know which cable company was responsible-- this time we know. This was such a problem in Chicago in 2012 that Comcast implemented an employee training program, but I guess it's not working.

  • Feb girl I agree..those glue traps are horrid sorry you had to see that--just a thought maybe look up some more humane ways to catch mice and share them with your friend

  • larry from crazycar.com Been trying to get away from here for too long now

    I wish they would seal up their cable boxes, I buried 6 chicks Comcast killed at Chase on the Lake last week.

26 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Gun fire?

About 520am did I hear 6 shots fired? Im on lakewood and pratt sounded southwestish.

  • ptgrp E. of Sheridan, Not FGFM's sockpuppet

    _Becky, that's good to hear--

    Hopefully there are some prints on the gun? Or are these even investigated?

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

    Teak - I heard those sirens too yesterday am and tons of police cars. A neighbor said he saw a guy in a hoodie being chased by a cop on foot and apparently the cops coming in were the back-ups for the cop in the foot chase. Neighbor said he saw they caught the guy as the cops walked out of the alley with the guy in handcuffs.

11 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: Joe Moore lie's

Tonight our 49th Ward Alderman gave a kudos' to the City of Chicago Water Dept. for being quick to the scene of a water main break at Greenview and Lunt; that's been leaking for over 12 hours.

I got photo's showing a leak - and a City of Chicago worker talking on the phone to his girlfriend about where they are going out for the night. On the tax-payer dime, of course.

I'm calling our Alderman out as a liar and promoting tax-payer waste.

  • Cody Mac mixicologist

    So Sheriff Gernhardt is singlehandedly cleaning up the gang problem in Rogers Park huh? Yee haw ride that bicycle you wild cowboy. What's next? A juicy crime exposé written with ace reporter Woodard titled Pizzagate or Gyrosgate? Will Anne Sullivan join them in revealing the scandal of the century? Gotta find my rubber boots because the crocodile tears are beginning to flood the street.

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 50 + years

    Space Cowboy, when you hover your mouse over the photo of the truck driver, can't you hear him talking to his girlfriend? Neither can I.

12 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

The Department of Water Management is on the scene repairing a water main break...

The Department of Water Management is on the scene repairing a water main break at Lunt & Greenview. Thank you, DWM!

  • ptgrp E. of Sheridan, Not FGFM's sockpuppet

    Rob, I finally got you're joke's

  • Cody Mac mixicologist

    If flea powder get's rid of flea's maybe some apostroph'e powder sprinkled on Craig would get rid of those excessive punctuation mark's. Perhap's it's a regional thing from Elkhornia. Eh?

26 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Lakewood and Albion, 5-6 gunshots at 5:27am 5/21

Police response was 90 seconds or so (silent, no sirens) at least two units scouting relatively slowly with spotlights. I only heard them as my view is obstructed by the train tracks and overpass. Saw no one running, or any yelling, or anything, but couldn't be anything but gun fire.

  • Need for a Change 20 years in Rogers Park

    Just Moore neglected victims of working class society screaming out at the futility of their existence.

  • futile screaming would seem to be coming from other quarters...

44 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Rogers Park #1 for Murals Northside

Rogers Park is arguably the best neighborhood on the northside for murals. Logan Square is catching up though.

Say what you want abot Joe Moore he doesknow the fundamentals of pulling off public art projects.

Contrast with the 46th ward Uptown.

Ald. Cappleman put out an amatuer call for artist for two viaducts two years ago. It was the most effed up process there ever was. The only reason I can think as to why was the alderman wanted to...

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Rogers Park is arguably the best neighborhood on the northside for murals. Logan Square is catching up though.

Say what you want abot Joe Moore he doesknow the fundamentals of pulling off public art projects.

Contrast with the 46th ward Uptown.

Ald. Cappleman put out an amatuer call for artist for two viaducts two years ago. It was the most effed up process there ever was. The only reason I can think as to why was the alderman wanted to micro-manage the content.

Nothing has happened since, the "winning" artist have zero mural experience, the alderman can't figure out how to fund it, so nothing.

Believe in your artists, let them do what they have been trained to do. I have painted several murals in Uptown since Cappleman got elected, each one including the peace garden/LSD mural I had to work around him or nothing would have happened.

So give credit where it is due. Ald Moore and RP are getting it right with public art.

  • Irish Pirate Artist/Uptown/Chicago

    Indeed...I am very interested. And I have my own scaffolding.

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 50 + years

    I figured it had to be the garage west of the gas station. What a great place for a mural.

    "Irish Pirate = Littleton" Gee, Jeff, what a surprise--not.

17 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Green and Yellow Parakeet spotted

Near Pot Park.

  • Morgan Chase/Ridge/Rogers dweller for 10+ years.

    I thought I saw a sign for one missing near the Petsmart on Oakton.

  • James B. Best neighbor evah

    Thanks we'll drive by and see if we can spot the flyer.

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 50 + years

    Bump

6 hours ago

spirobolos posted 1 photo to Flickr:

32 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Community Meeting - CAPS Beat 2431

Hi Neighbors!

There will be a Community Meeting on WEDNESDAY, MAY 27th, at St. Jerome's Parish Hall, 1709 W. Lunt Ave. This is for the residents that live in the area of Lunt Ave. to Pratt Blvd. and Clark St. to the Lake. It will be held at 7 pm to 8 pm. This meeting was originally scheduled for Tuesday, May 26th, but is being changed to Wednesday, May 27th.

We will be having a guest speaker at the beginning...

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Hi Neighbors!

There will be a Community Meeting on WEDNESDAY, MAY 27th, at St. Jerome's Parish Hall, 1709 W. Lunt Ave. This is for the residents that live in the area of Lunt Ave. to Pratt Blvd. and Clark St. to the Lake. It will be held at 7 pm to 8 pm. This meeting was originally scheduled for Tuesday, May 26th, but is being changed to Wednesday, May 27th.

We will be having a guest speaker at the beginning of the evening from Elevate Energy to discuss some useful information about smart meters, energy efficiency, and programs and resources that are available. They are a non-profit organization.
Come out and hear the presentation - from what I've heard, it's very interesting and has some great ideas for money saving ideas!

Let's discuss what's going on in the beat and see what ideas we can come up with to help out each other and the community. We all live here and need to help each other out to make it OUR home!

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

The views and opinions expressed on this site are solely those of the CAPS Beat Facilitator and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Chicago Police Department. A CAPS Beat Facilitator is a volunteer and is not employed by the City or the Department. The Chicago Police Department makes no claims as to the accuracy or veracity of any information contained on this site or distributed by the CAPS Beat Facilitator. The site is for informational use only and should not be construed to be a component of the Chicago Police Department training or reflective of Department procedure or protocol.

  • Kelly McNees - Your Beat Facilitator is Pat Kenny and he will be at the event this Friday at the United Church of Rogers Park ^^^^ that Dee has mentioned above. He will also be at the RPPL event from 7 pm to 9 pm if you would also like to join us with that event as well..

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 50 + years

    I enrolled in the pilot program for a smart meter and have now had one for about 8 years. Under what is now called ComEd's Real-Time Pricing program, I've saved $353.34 (20.3%) through 2014. I highly recommend it.

7 hours ago

Updated 7 hours ago

More gunshots?

I could hear gunshots earlier this evening. I heard that there were shots fired near Morse redline. Does anyone know anything more?

  • I have not heard anything....That is way to close to home... Please update if there is any news.

8 hours ago

Updated 8 hours ago

The murals on benches at Pratt beach painted white

So I've only been in Rogers Park a year and don't know if this is normal, but I was shocked to see all the murals on the benches at Pratt beach suddenly erased by white paint. Sad!

Why? What did I miss?

18 hours ago

Updated 9 hours ago

Elected Leaders Oppose Expansion of Noble Charter High Schools

As one of the elected Community Representatives on Sullivan High School's LSC, on behalf of Roger C. Sullivan High School, I want to thank Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, Aldermen James Cappleman, Harry Osterman, Ameya Pawar and Tom Tunney, State Senator Heather Steans, State Representatives Kelly Cassidy, Greg Harris and Ann M. Williams, Commissioners Larry Suffredin and Bridget Gainer, and Cook County Clerk David Orr for standing with their constituents and students across the north side in opposing the expansion of Noble Charter High School.

37 hours ago

Updated 10 hours ago

Found dog

Sweet young male intact medium-large tan/yellow dog found in the alley behind Juneway Terrace. Starving, he's been lost for a while. Scared but very smart and obviously good with people once he warms up to you. I cannot bring him inside but would love to get him home.

2 days ago

Updated 11 hours ago

Broken perfume bottle cap

Dropped a bottle of expensive cologne; spray nozzle broke off. Know of anyone that can replace that tiny part (or cut the top off so that I can transfer the cologne to another bottle?

  • You can buy travel sprayers and fill it as long as you have the plastic tip. It almost works like butane. The travel bottle fills from the bottom by placing it on the plastic little tube and pumping it into the travel bottle. You can get them almost anywhere that sells Beauty products. Ulta, Amazon, and I think target.

  • Alice Rogers Park resident, GapersBlock reviewer

    Thanks, Smalls!

14 hours ago

14 hours ago

Here we go again...

CHICAGO (WLS) --
Police are warning Loyola University Chicago students about reported gunfire near its Lake Shore Campus in the city's Rogers Park neighborhood.

Shots were fired around 5:30 a.m. Thursday near Lakewood and Columbia, police said. While searching the area, police say they found two loaded semi-automatic handguns.

No injuries were reported.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call Campus Safety at 773-508-6039 or Chicago police at 312-744-8263.

2 days ago

Updated 16 hours ago

Person Shot at Greenleaf & Sheridan

At 6:03pm, police responded to multiple calls of a person shot at 1320 W Greenleaf.

Witnesses report the shots were fired from a white Lexus sedan, occupied by four male Blacks, and it was being followed by a red BMW.

Police report that there is a victim shot in the left arm, but the injury does not appear to be life-threatening.

  • Michael Archangel Just trying to balance out the "haters"

    @Need for a Change - Your replies to me just underscore how you draw conclusions without any supporting evidence. For your information, I am not Mike Land and I am not associated in any way with the alderman or any other elected official. I am a homeowner and a self-employed...

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    @Need for a Change - Your replies to me just underscore how you draw conclusions without any supporting evidence. For your information, I am not Mike Land and I am not associated in any way with the alderman or any other elected official. I am a homeowner and a self-employed technology consultant. I have lived in RP for 18 years, pay my property taxes, vote in elections and have a general interest in what happens in the community. So, dimwit, you are wrong again - not shilling for anyone about anything!!!

    Aside from your reply being a rambling set of contradictions, you merely spew your right-wing propaganda like the simpleton that you so regularly display yourself to be. You can believe whatever you wish but your beliefs do not constitute facts. Provide some facts and stop blowing smoke!

    You admit that it is the responsibility of the state's attorney to prosecute criminal offenses but still manage to roll the alderman and the former mayor into your little diatribe suggesting that the some great liberal conspiracy is at the heart of criminals with illegal guns being on the street. How is this not bias on your part unless you are able to provide evidence to support your claims?

    So, let me ask you, now that concealed carry is legal in Illinois and in Chicago (assuming one has a valid FOID and has taken the appropriate training) why are those who illegal possess guns not quaking in fear, as groups like the NRA claimed that they would do once the Supreme Court acted? All we heard from the concealed carry advocates was that as soon as the laws were overturned in Illinois we would see a change in gun violence. Well, exactly when is that little benefit supposed to kick in?

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  • Michael Archangel Just trying to balance out the "haters"

    @Need for a Change - (continued)

    Now you claim,again without providing any evidence of support, that with the actions of the Supreme Court a couple of years ago, Chicago politicians deliberately have gone soft on illegal gun possession. Really??? Based on what??? Please connect the dots for us, if you...

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    @Need for a Change - (continued)

    Now you claim,again without providing any evidence of support, that with the actions of the Supreme Court a couple of years ago, Chicago politicians deliberately have gone soft on illegal gun possession. Really??? Based on what??? Please connect the dots for us, if you can!

    I do not know Mr. Frazier. I cannot speak to the circumstances regarding the death of his child and it would be inappropriate of me to offer an opinion on the subject.

    You are welcome to keep shoveling that stinking pile of opinion that you seem to believe passes for insight but we all know that smell is really about.

16 hours ago

Join me, together with the United Church of Rogers Park, Rogers Park Positive Lo...

...m. in front of the United Church of Rogers Park at the southwest corner of Morse and Ashland. Following the barbecue, a "positive loitering event" will take place beginning at 7:00 p...

42 hours ago

Updated 17 hours ago

Landlord liability

I see a lot of posts encouraging people to contact their mgmt co.'s regarding drug and gang activity in their buildings. You need to find out the bldg. owners and contact them, they are typically investors and are clueless as to who lives in their buildings, hence the mgmt. co's. Whose job is to rent apts.

Building owners are liable if illegal activities occur in their buildings they can be sued and held accountable as they are responsible for the safety of their tenants.

  • Idea..rather then say look it up--just post from the city code

  • Inga Yearwood Community resident

    If you have information or knowledge on what a tenant should approach a landlord with, please share. But, based on anything that I have posted how did you make the leap to asking if I'm trying to break a lease or trying to sue anyone? Neither one is correct.

17 hours ago

Handiperson needed

Looking for a reliable handiperson who has expertise in carpentry, light plumbing, electrical, Hvac and landscaping skills. Not looking for a big name company. I would like to hire a local person who can work 10-20 hours a week managing 4 buildings with approx. 15+ units. Must be reliable and have references.

3 days ago

Updated 18 hours ago

Gunshots heard 1300 block of Columbia, Rogers Park

Anyone else hear the 3 gunshots at 1am (5/19) near the 1300 block of Columbia? Anyone call it in? I didn't hear any police respond.

  • Dragon7068,
    Be careful about stating publicly that you've called, especially the drug deal, since we all know your general building. I'm sure that 99% of people on this forum are 'concerned citizens', but it might be wise to be cautious.

  • Veronika "Kat" LiBeth Block Captain Obvious, Rocket Surgeon

    Thanks for doing that reporting. What happened this morning has to be related. Same time, same place. The more the police know, the sooner they can take it out of the landlords' hands and help the problem people change residences to something with shared showers and soap.

2 days ago

Updated 18 hours ago

At least 2 injured in shootings on North, South sides

About 6 p.m. in Rogers Park, a 22-year-old man was shot in the left arm in the 1300 block of West Greenleaf Avenue in a possible drive-by shooting, said Chicago Police spokesman Veejay Zala. The man's condition was stabilized at Presence St. Francis Hospital in Evanston.

A 25-year-old man was shot in the 1600 block of West Juneway Terrace about 5 p.m. also in Rogers Park, said Chicago Police spokesman Officer Thomas Sweeney. The man was taken to Presence St. Francis Hospital in Evanston with gunshot wounds to the hand and hip, and his condition had stabilized.

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Earlier, about 2 p.m., a 44-year-old man suffered a graze wound to the leg in the 7800 block of South South Shore Drive, and declined medical attention, police said.

Morial Ewing, 28, and a 29-year-old man were wounded in an attack near 78th Street and South Shore about 12:30 a.m. Ewing died. While police were investigating that shooting, shots were fired nearby around 3 a.m. Monday and a wounded man was found on 78th Place.

  • FGFM What the Cappleman!

    Dr. Magic is mad at me because he's one of the failures of our society.

  • I know crime exist everywhere in the world. I am very educated. But it is what it is . The decision was made to strive and acheive better in all areas of my child life for her child and believe it with your rose color glasses off there is better than Chicago, ILL.

19 hours ago

Welcome to the neighborhood, Smack Dab Breakfast! Visit Rogers Park's newest cof...

Welcome to the neighborhood, Smack Dab Breakfast! Visit Rogers Park's newest coffee shop at 6954 N Glenwood (in the space between Pub 626 & The Glenwood Bar). Their coffee and pastries are delicious, and they will begin opening on Sundays during the outdoor Glenwood Sunday Market season!

2 days ago

Updated 20 hours ago

Who is Joe Lake?

We know who the real Joe Lake is. There are a few small articles about him on the Internet and he used to be active in the local politics. Who is the person impersonating him here that seems to align himself with local dissidents and failed politicians?

2 days ago

Updated 20 hours ago

Free dirt

I am working on my backyard and have dirt for your next project. Filling in flower beds, pots, or whatever else it might be. Pretty good lawn dirt. I can help you load. Please bring buckets or bags.

46 hours ago

Updated 21 hours ago

Nine Shot In Chicago Since Tuesday Afternoon

About 5 p.m., a 25-year-old man was shot in the right hand and hip in the 1600 block of West Juneway Terrace, and at 6 p.m. a 23-year-old man was shot in the left arm in an unrelated drive-by attack in the 1300 block of West Greenleaf Avenue, police said.

About 5 p.m., a 25-year-old man was shot in the right hand and hip in the 1600 block of West Juneway Terrace, and at 6 p.m. a 23-year-old man was shot in the left arm in an unrelated drive-by attack in the 1300 block of West Greenleaf Avenue, police said.

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About 1:20 a.m., a 26-year-old man was driving southbound in the 5900 block of North Winthrop Avenue when a gunman opened fire from the sidewalk, according to Chicago Police.

He was on a sidewalk about 11:10 p.m. in the 8700 block of South Wabash Avenue when two people walked up and one of them shot him in the leg. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn with a gunshot wound to the lower left leg and his condition stabilized, police said.

The man was in the 5000 block of South Marshfield Avenue when he heard shots and felt pain, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital with a gunshot wound to his right leg, and his condition stabilized.

The car was in the 3600 block of West 85th Place at 8:35 p.m. when someone in a nearby SUV shot her in the neck and cheek. She was taken to Christ Medical Center, where her condition had stabilized, police said.

The 17-year-old was standing on the sidewalk at 8:30 p.m. with two other people in the 5500 block of West Fulton Street when someone fired at them from an alley, police said. He was shot in the lower left leg and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.

A 44-year-old man’s leg was grazed by a bullet in the 7800 block of South South Shore Drive, police said. He declined medical treatment.

  • FGFM What the Cappleman!

    People talk about so-called "black-on-black crime" all the time, bro.

  • Or how police officers are being killed black and white.

44 hours ago

Updated 22 hours ago

Moving blocks in RP?

I currently live on Farwell between the train and Ashland, and while I love the neighborhood, Morse Fresh Market, Rogers Park Social, Glenwood Sunday Market, etc., what I don't love is hearing gunshots from down the street (especially not at 3am on a Sunday - I didn't get back to sleep that night), in the parking lot of the Family Dollar during dinner, reading about drive bys on the block that I narrowly missed being a witness to, etc. I...

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I currently live on Farwell between the train and Ashland, and while I love the neighborhood, Morse Fresh Market, Rogers Park Social, Glenwood Sunday Market, etc., what I don't love is hearing gunshots from down the street (especially not at 3am on a Sunday - I didn't get back to sleep that night), in the parking lot of the Family Dollar during dinner, reading about drive bys on the block that I narrowly missed being a witness to, etc. I want to feel safe if I'm going out for a run in the evening. After last summer, and the events already in the past few weeks, I think I want to pick a different block to live on.

What are your thoughts about other blocks in the neighborhood where this is less of an issue? I thought that maybe Lunt or Greenleaf might be better (although maybe after the recent shooting, Greenleaf isn't that great?) - any suggestions?

  • Ricky B Rogers Park

    I used to live on Greenleaf between Ashland and Paulina. I would not suggest that block. There were several people shot in the area, one person murdered. We moved across Clark and are located near Lunt and Wolcott and it is like a different world there. Also there is a lot more parking as well! Good luck!

  • Kate Kinser Immigrant advocste

    Our cornr of RP (south of Pratt; east of Greenview) has student noise, but few gunshots.

2 days ago

Updated 22 hours ago

Property Tax Appeal

Anyone have a good Rogers Park reco for appealing taxes? I know that we've missed the assessor level. But what I've experienced before, the lawyers usually go in at the board level.

Would love to get a good, smart, and LOCAL lawyer to help us appeal the current assessment.

Thanks!

  • Dirk A. Gould 10+ year Resident and Promoter of RP Real Estate

    We used Matt Panush at Worsek & Vihon for our 7 unit building. We were successful reducing our taxes 3/4 times. Only charge you if you are successful (33.3% of your tax savings). Good luck.

  • Ainsley resident

    Call A. Raila and Associates. They also only charge if successful and they're ethical.

  • Vinster RoPa for the long haul.

    Thank you Dirk and Ainsley. Will check out your recommendations!

    Much appreciated.

Dec 10 2012

Updated 23 hours ago

Sol Cafe is pretty awesome

I was only there for less than five minutes and took a coffee to go but the space and folks there really made a strong impression. I can't say enough about the great job the proprietors and employees have done in creating a vibrant space. The coffee was really excellent as well. Thank you, Sol Cafe and by thank you, I mean I plan on spending a lot of money at your establishment. I look forward to the time many years from now when I can say that I was a customer on the first day.

  • Cody Mac mixicologist

    Chester I am on board with you. Cancer, coffee, caffeine and café society are the devils that will destroy human life on earth. Herbal tea made out of weeds that grow next to the curb or in the park are rich in organic energy sustaining essences. Organic vegetables from Mexico...

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    Chester I am on board with you. Cancer, coffee, caffeine and café society are the devils that will destroy human life on earth. Herbal tea made out of weeds that grow next to the curb or in the park are rich in organic energy sustaining essences. Organic vegetables from Mexico are wonderful because they are grown with completely natural human fertilizer and not horrible chemicals made in a sterile laboratory. I never use napkins made out of dead trees at Sol do you? I protest the killing of trees that are used to make paper napkins, wooden tables or electricity for the light bulbs hanging from the ceiling. Did you know that fossil fuel (very old dead trees) is used to heat the water for the coffee they make? They make coffee from roasted babies (coffee beans) that they pick off the parent plants. It is a form of botanical abortion. Each bean used to make your coffee could have raised a family of coffee bean babies on its own bush if a coffee bean picker didn't do the abortion. Drinking coffee is immoral and no different than eating veal which is nothing other than eating dead cow babies. Don't buy vegetables unless they have a certificate of natural death from a farmer. Most vegetables that you eat are killed with a knife or big farm machine.

  • Cody, you had me rolling!!! I only drink water collected from my rain troth

23 hours ago

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I really do not like Craig Gerhardt threating people with bodily harm every day /post.

Shootings, crime, now attack , bully, 50 ish delivery boys. threatening people as they walk down alleys or any where it seems daily .
What can be done?
What if some one obliges MR CG and they have a weapon ?
When do his threats daily ( like many times we know but do nothing about existing threating people )actually get fruition .
What if your friend is on the other end of this mess ?
How do we tamp...

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Shootings, crime, now attack , bully, 50 ish delivery boys. threatening people as they walk down alleys or any where it seems daily .
What can be done?
What if some one obliges MR CG and they have a weapon ?
When do his threats daily ( like many times we know but do nothing about existing threating people )actually get fruition .
What if your friend is on the other end of this mess ?
How do we tamp down his rhetoric / threats before something terrible happens .
IMHO it is not just enough to say ... oh that's just Craig.
It is almost inevitable he will piss off the wrong person then voilà.
can we get authorities to speak intervene or some how cool quail this sociopath?
It is not funny and lots of you are thinking about it like I am .
JMHO

24 hours ago

Shooting 6708 N. Lakewood approx 5:30am

Shooting was in front of 6708 N. Lakewood. 2 shooters on foot - possibly aiming for a car driving down Lakewood?? Looks like they hid between cars. Back window of a Murano was shot out - owner didn't see it until she was leaving for work. Bullet entered back window and lodged in the dash. Could have seriously hurt anyone sitting in the passenger seat! Bullet holes in roof as well. Police processing 4 shell casings - 2 different calibers....

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Shooting was in front of 6708 N. Lakewood. 2 shooters on foot - possibly aiming for a car driving down Lakewood?? Looks like they hid between cars. Back window of a Murano was shot out - owner didn't see it until she was leaving for work. Bullet entered back window and lodged in the dash. Could have seriously hurt anyone sitting in the passenger seat! Bullet holes in roof as well. Police processing 4 shell casings - 2 different calibers. Neighbor saw police arrest two kids near corner of Lakewood and Columbia shortly after gunfire, then let them go after questioning. No guns found. PLEASE be on the lookout for guns that may have been stashed in the west alley between Lakewood and Columbia. If these two were the shooters, they had to have dumped the guns close by.
(Sorry started a new post - couldn't figure out how to add pics to the last one!)

25 hours ago

Chicago 2015 Summer Festivals Guide

Glenwood and Morse avenues

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Hyde Park Shopping Center, Lake Park Avenue and 55th Street

3100 N. Ashland Ave.

18th Street at Ashland Avenue

Leland and Lincoln

Various downtown locations (10 S. Dearborn; 175 W. Washington; Merchandise Mart)

Various downtown locations (10 S. Dearborn; 175 W. Washington; Merchandise Mart)

Lake Street at Michigan Ave.

26th Street and Kostner Avenue

Jonquil Park 1001 W. Wrightwood Ave.

55th and Kenwood Avenue

1633 N. Cleveland Ave. (St. Mike’s parking lot) in Old Town

Grant Park (Jackson & Columbus)

The main gate of the Old Town Art Fair is located at Lincoln Avenue & Wisconsin Street. Other gates: Lincoln Park West & Wisconsin; Sedgwick & Menomonee: Sedgwick & Wisconsin; Menomonee & Wells; and North Park & Willow.

The main gate of the Old Town Art Fair is located at Lincoln Avenue & Wisconsin Street. Other gates: Lincoln Park West & Wisconsin; Sedgwick & Menomonee: Sedgwick & Wisconsin; Menomonee & Wells; and North Park & Willow.

The main gate of the Old Town Art Fair is located at Lincoln Avenue & Wisconsin Street. Other gates: Lincoln Park West & Wisconsin; Sedgwick & Menomonee: Sedgwick & Wisconsin; Menomonee & Wells; and North Park & Willow.

The main gate of the Old Town Art Fair is located at Lincoln Avenue & Wisconsin Street. Other gates: Lincoln Park West & Wisconsin; Sedgwick & Menomonee: Sedgwick & Wisconsin; Menomonee & Wells; and North Park & Willow.

Irving Park Road, Milwaukee Avenue and Cicero Avenue

1300 S. Linn White Drive

Halsted and Waveland

Grant Park 601 S. Michigan Ave.

Jefferson Memorial Park, 4822 N. Long Ave.

Jackson Park, 63rd Street and Hayes Drive

Lawrence and Broadway

560 W. Grand Ave. (Grand Ave. and the Chicago River)

Lincoln and Belmont

Belmont and Damen

Ward Park (Kingsbury & Erie)

2215 W. Irving Park Road

Belmont and Elston

North and Milwaukee avenues

1400 W. Cermak Road (Between Morgan Street and Ashland Avenue)

435 W. Menomonee Street

Roscoe and Damen

School and Seminary

Riis Park, 6100 W. Fullerton Ave.

Lawrence and Kimball

Smith Park, 2526 W. Grand Ave.

100-400 S. Halsted St.

Senior Citizens Memorial Park (2300 North Oakley Ave/2300 West Lyndale St.)

Copernicus Center, 5216 W Lawrence Ave.

Oakley and Superior

Southport and Lincoln avenues

May 14

Updated 27 hours ago

Are these safe ?

Residents :

Some friends are thinking of moving into one of the following addresses.

1368 W. Greenleaf

6637 N. Newgard

1636 W. North Shore

1640 W. Fargo

6600 N. Ashland

How are these buildings ?

How is the block ? ( neighbors ? )

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Thanks for any information.

  • I've lived on the 1600 block of Columbia (just north of North Shore) for seven years and I've always experienced it as quiet. I'm a big guy and haven't had a problem (except for one crazy guy on a bike last year, but thats anywhere), but my wife doesn't exactly look like trouble and she's always been fine as well.

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 50 + years

    Pat, your email address is not enabled on EveryBlock. If it were, Chris could have sent you a message through EveryBlock. Your address wouldn't show and he would not get your address unless you responded. I've forgotten how to enable email. Maybe someone else will help you with that. Meanwhile, I've send a message to both you and Chris so you'll have his email address and he yours.

30 hours ago

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