11 hours ago

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The more things change, the more they stay the same

Alderman Joe Moore said: "Any group of people can gather together and call themselves whatever they want to call themselves, but to become an official park advisory council recognized by the Chicago Park District, certain procedures must be followed…"

"I do not believe this group has followed those procedures. The members of this so-called park advisory council are welcome to attend my community meeting Monday night on the future of Leone Park. They are welcome to offer their opinions and suggestions as individual community residents, but they won't be recognized as an official advisory council."

  • Yes I will. And happily in touch with reality. Good luck to you.

  • Ignatius Reilly theological geometrician

    Ahhh, sleepy time with the comforting smell of baking pizzas wafting from the exhaust vents of a nearby restaurant. It sounds cozy.

14 min ago

Updated 3 min ago

Grady wants in

I'm getting word Grady Humphrey is out gathering signature's to run for Alderman. In 2003 he made an attempt, but never made it on the ballot.

Here's an old photo I took of Michael Harrington, Grady and Joe during a heated public forum on public safety. Tom Bradley and Karen Hoover were also on the panel. It was held at the Good News Church.

One of my favorite lines of the event was Grady telling the audience, "if you're on the corner selling drugs, you're going to jail."

Grady is a stand up guy.

  • Ignatius Reilly theological geometrician

    Interesting bit of history Craig. Did you cover that story before or after you lost your newspaper business? You still have a bit of the newspaper and reporter man in you don't you? Share more stories with us.

Oct 12

Updated 1 hour ago

Rogers Park trans woman alleges landlord discrimination

Michelle Roberts, 6413 N. Glenwood Ave., was allegedly informed by representatives of her landlord, Zoran Knezev, in mid-September that Knezev...

  • Terry Midnight Owner of Third Coast Comics in Edgewater

    Ok SpamAlert.

    I met Sidney a few days ago here at my shop. He was a nice and respectable dude as far as I'm concerned. I know other witches. It's not my thing. Whatever floats their boat. I can choose to not participate in the denigration of a belief system...

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    Ok SpamAlert.

    I met Sidney a few days ago here at my shop. He was a nice and respectable dude as far as I'm concerned. I know other witches. It's not my thing. Whatever floats their boat. I can choose to not participate in the denigration of a belief system because it's just not mine. It takes too much negative energy to do that when I don't care what people do with their candles in the comfort of their own homes.

    Sure the Bro has a tattoo of a crown over his eye but my elderly Puerto Rican father in law has multiple women's names tattooed on his arms and hidden under roses and whatnot. Tattoos happen, brother.

    As to why I don't offer the space? I'm not in the landlord business.

    I can empathize and sympathize with a situation without declaring that I am also able to fix that situation. So the man wants to punch Satan in the face? Who wouldn't?

    I read the threads you sent. There was only 1 that I wasn't aware of. None of them refute that it's possible that Michelle is being unfairly removed from her shady apartment.

    Personally I don't know why she'd want to stay but I get that finding affordable housing can be a female dog at times.

    To review:

    I've met Sidney
    He didn't turn me into a frog
    People did point out tenants rights info
    I'm not a landlord
    I'm still human
    Not moving people's stuff
    Have met other EB posters in the past
    Would even have a beer with you
    I like beer

    I also stopped helping people move years ago after a friend failed to properly label a box of...personal material. Get movers.

  • SpamAlert Spamophobic

    First off, Terry, did you notice what the subject of this thread is? Yes, that's right. It is not about Wicca. It is not about Sidney, It is not about whatever fevered imaginings about blood-letting and assorted other mayhem and CIA black ops that EB has allowed to be aired...

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    First off, Terry, did you notice what the subject of this thread is? Yes, that's right. It is not about Wicca. It is not about Sidney, It is not about whatever fevered imaginings about blood-letting and assorted other mayhem and CIA black ops that EB has allowed to be aired out here and in the other threads in which Sid has gone, well, nuts. This has to be one of the more creative derails of a thread topic I've ever seen! Funny? Sad? Disturbing? It's hard to choose which of those is most descriptive from my point of view.

1 hour ago

Updated 1 hour ago

History Repeating Itself, For What!!!

I live in Rogers Park, not utopia by any means. My husband and I scavenged a pallet to put under our washer, trying to save a few dollars. The pallet was too long to fit in my car, a station wagon. So we went around the shortest way, meaning going down the wrong way on half of a block. In passing, a young man, maybe 25-29 years old, walking, looked at me as I drove by and called me a...

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I live in Rogers Park, not utopia by any means. My husband and I scavenged a pallet to put under our washer, trying to save a few dollars. The pallet was too long to fit in my car, a station wagon. So we went around the shortest way, meaning going down the wrong way on half of a block. In passing, a young man, maybe 25-29 years old, walking, looked at me as I drove by and called me a "stupid SPOOK"!! How do we expect to have a world of peace, when words and deed, say otherwise. I'm not naive, but I try to think before words pass my lips. That young man supposedly is growing up in a more pc , kinder gentler world. I guess he's not participating!!
Happened on the corner of Greenview and Arthur about 7:00 pm Saturday night.

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

    Sorry that happened.

  • Lucas G. I thank you for the gesture, but unless you were that young man, it's not yours to give.
    It's just sad that racial name calling is so darn easy to do. Not a thought of decency prevails.

7 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

"Dress That Pet" Post

I don't want to sound argumentative, nor do I wish to take business away from anyone, but I feel I must speak out about putting clothes on our pets. I find it demeaning and abusive to a dog or cat to dress it up. The attire could very well cause physical discomfort to the animal. Dogs and cats are sentient beings. They are not dolls. The chimp in the organdy pinafore at a circus is a case in the extreme, but I believe the principle to be the same.

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    LunchMonkey is adorable in her costumes.

  • My dog's raincoat looks like it might serve a keep-dry function, but it actually leaks badly. I just dress him in it because it's ADORABLE. You'll pass us on the street some day. You'll wonder-is that raincoat really keeping the dog dry, or is that man the jerk that clothes...

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    My dog's raincoat looks like it might serve a keep-dry function, but it actually leaks badly. I just dress him in it because it's ADORABLE. You'll pass us on the street some day. You'll wonder-is that raincoat really keeping the dog dry, or is that man the jerk that clothes his dog in falsehoods? Is that a "rain"coat that protects the dog from neither rain nor the evil laughter and shameful baby talk his human companion animal creates?

    hahaHA!!! Wheeeeee!!!! You're so WET YOU DOG HAHAHA! Who is a good WET BOY??? Who? YOU ARE!!! Heehaaawoooooooo!

    happy Saturday folks.

2 days ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Leone Park - Beach Advisory Council formation

Neighbors, along with the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce are already firing up to address Alderman Moore's attempt to hijack Leone Park for political purposes.

Public Notice: The Leone Park - Beach PAC was formed today, on Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014. The first council meeting was called to order at 8:00 pm at the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce office, located at 7231 N. Sheridan Road. Community Notices were posted publicly in the Leone Park - Beach community stating the...

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Neighbors, along with the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce are already firing up to address Alderman Moore's attempt to hijack Leone Park for political purposes.

Public Notice: The Leone Park - Beach PAC was formed today, on Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014. The first council meeting was called to order at 8:00 pm at the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce office, located at 7231 N. Sheridan Road. Community Notices were posted publicly in the Leone Park - Beach community stating the upcoming election of officers and community meeting to introduce the new park advisory council. The community meeting will be held at 7231 N. Sheridan Road on Tuesday, November 4th, 2014 at 7:00 pm. This meeting is public and the entire community is invited to attend.

The primary goals of the Leone Park - Beach PAC include programs, fundraising for programs and facility/grounds improvements, increasing public safety/security and promoting Leone Park - Beach PAC.

The Leone Park - Beach PAC will be in attendance at Alderman Joe Moore's upcoming meeting with the Chicago Park District on redeveloping Leone Park - Beach at Loyola Park Fieldhouse, located at 1230 W. Greenleaf Avenue on Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 7:00 pm.

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

    Maybe model the task force like the Great Lakes Regional Collaboration - but on a smaller scale: http://glrc.us/

  • Ignatius Reilly theological geometrician

    Hahaha. Some people just use fly swatters but others, like LG, love to use shotguns and deliberative committees and a fourteen step decision making process for each fly. For the heck of it Lucas why not also invite the Canadians since the Great Lakes system is international waters. Most definitely the Coast Guard and the Army Corps of Engineers should be pulled in as well. Hahaha this is so funny.

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2 days ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Join Me for a Discussion on the Future of Leone Beach Park

Please join me this Monday to learn about and contribute to the effort to redevelop Leone Beach Park and Fieldhouse. The meeting will take place Monday, October 27th, 7:00 p.m. at the Loyola Park Fieldhouse, 1230 W. Greenleaf Ave, 2nd Floor Sky Room.

I am hosting this meeting so you can hear from community members and the Chicago Park District on possible ways we to make this underused park and fieldhouse a new asset for Rogers Park residents.

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Please join me this Monday to learn about and contribute to the effort to redevelop Leone Beach Park and Fieldhouse. The meeting will take place Monday, October 27th, 7:00 p.m. at the Loyola Park Fieldhouse, 1230 W. Greenleaf Ave, 2nd Floor Sky Room.

I am hosting this meeting so you can hear from community members and the Chicago Park District on possible ways we to make this underused park and fieldhouse a new asset for Rogers Park residents.

Leone Beach Park is located at Touhy Avenue and the lakefront. It includes a beach, a playground close to Sheridan Road, and a 114-year-old building that has been used as a park fieldhouse for most of its existence. It is also the northern gateway in Chicago for the Lake Michigan Water Trail.

A number of ideas for redeveloping the Leone facility have been offered over the years. This current conversation began last year as part of a proposal brought up during my Participatory Budgeting (PB) process. While the proposal didn't fit into PB at the time, interested community members kept the conversation going.

Park District Superintendent Mike Kelly is very supportive of exploring a redevelopment plan for the fieldhouse and surrounding area and has committed members of his planning staff to developing a plan with my community.

This is where you come in. Some of the community members who have been working with my office and me want to share with you their ideas for Leone Beach and Park and get your feedback and ideas.

Ideas for the park include improving the facilities for lifeguards and the Junior Lifeguard Program to preserve and enhance the program, landscaping that better reflects the natural landscape of the lakefront, a kayak launch and storage facilities, event space and room for educational programming about Lake Michigan's ecosystem. You'll hear more on Monday. The working group and I want to hear your ideas, and to get you involved in bringing new life to this wonderful community resource.

  • daveP been around awhile

    trust me, the majority of us really dont think joe is responsible for much.

    heck, he can't even be bothered to show up to meetings for committees he is on, why would we think he does anything

  • ScottPhillips Long time RP resident

    Once you mute them, you can see they're still yapping like out-of-control dogs, but you don't have to read them. I like that feature.

28 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Joe -- You need to train your paid signature collectors better

Just stopped by the early voting location to see how things are going and I bumped into a candidate collecting petition signatures to run for aldercreature. Right after I signed, one of Joe's paid signature collectors asked me to sign his sheet even though he saw me sign another petition sheet for the same office. I explained that this would invalidate one of the two signatures, but he denied that. Joe -- you, David, and Wayne really need to up...

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Just stopped by the early voting location to see how things are going and I bumped into a candidate collecting petition signatures to run for aldercreature. Right after I signed, one of Joe's paid signature collectors asked me to sign his sheet even though he saw me sign another petition sheet for the same office. I explained that this would invalidate one of the two signatures, but he denied that. Joe -- you, David, and Wayne really need to up your training game. With two decades in office, one would think your team would be a little more professional...

Luckily, this encounter provided the opportunity for me to let the gentleman who was collecting signatures for Joe know that he was helping out the very alderman who has done nothing about African-American children being exposed to harmful lead paid and dust at Gale School over the last five years. He wasn't happy to hear that.

  • DJM 25 yr. RP & Edgewater resident.

    Carla - misleading a person signing a petition is not voter fraud, it's not even vote fraud. It's not right, but I believe it's just fraud.

    But as a citizen, I don't see why I can't sign any & all petitions for more candidates to run. I don't, because it's...

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    Carla - misleading a person signing a petition is not voter fraud, it's not even vote fraud. It's not right, but I believe it's just fraud.

    But as a citizen, I don't see why I can't sign any & all petitions for more candidates to run. I don't, because it's not legal, but I don't see why it should be illegal, especially at the local level. The more candidates that are out there, the better it is for us, and we need to get away from a 2-party system. IMO, the 'one petition' rule has nearly the same effect as gerrymandering, it's a way by the established government to limit challenges to the current order.

  • It's NOT a big deal, Suzanne, because the incumbent alderman isn't going to have any trouble getting the required number of signatures and therefore simply has no incentive to stoop to tactics like this. It's inconceivable that Joe Moore is instructing his campaign workers to gather invalid signatures, because that...

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    It's NOT a big deal, Suzanne, because the incumbent alderman isn't going to have any trouble getting the required number of signatures and therefore simply has no incentive to stoop to tactics like this. It's inconceivable that Joe Moore is instructing his campaign workers to gather invalid signatures, because that would be a spectacularly stupid thing to do when it's entirely unnecessary. As he has testified on here before (and this is to negate what RogersParkingSpot erroneously reported here), the instructions he gives out to his petition-gatherers explicitly state that only a person's first signature counts.

    Now, what COULD be the case is that individual petition gatherers who are paid per signature collected MIGHT mislead voters just to increase their numbers and their pay. That would be a case of campaign worker fraud, but it wouldn't lead back to the alderman, who has sufficiently covered his ground by the explicit instructions he gives to the petition gatherers.

    Anyone with just a tiny bit of common sense can see all this. It's stupid to try to turn this into a some Petitiongate. Focus on the actual campaign issues. There are plenty of other topics and problems to question Joe Moore about. I've done that myself.

30 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Joe Moore's Sample Ballot, Including Judicial and Referenda Recommendations

Early voting for the November, 2014, General Election has begun. From now until Saturday, November 1st, you can vote early at one of over 50 locations across the City, including the Pottawattomie Park Fieldhouse, 7340 N. Rogers. Polls are open Monday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

For more information on early voting and voting by mail, visit:

http://www.ward49.com/site/epage/155485_322.htm

For a list of my recommended candidates in the election, visit:

http://www.ward49.com/site/epage/155565_322.htm

I encourage you to vote the entire ballot, including the state constitutional amendments, the advisory referenda, and the judicial retention ballot.

Thanks for considering my recommendations. Perhaps I'll run into you at the polls!

  • Mr. Rogers Neighbor

    That'll show em

  • Mr. Rogers Neighbor

    Mr Williams losing to her says more about him and Republican voters than it says about her.
    The fact that those were the two Rep choices should tell most folks all they need to know about our local Republican Party.

25 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Is The Local Republican Party Toast?

The 49th Ward is a one party town thanks to the ineptitude of the local GOP Committeeman. Instead of supporting the Republican Party she is spending all of her time barking and trying to bite the tires on the Democratic Party's bus as it speeds to another victory. The GOP Ward webpage has been dormant as a dead mongoose for almost a full year. The last posting she made was for a Pumpkin Party in October 2013. She didn't even...

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The 49th Ward is a one party town thanks to the ineptitude of the local GOP Committeeman. Instead of supporting the Republican Party she is spending all of her time barking and trying to bite the tires on the Democratic Party's bus as it speeds to another victory. The GOP Ward webpage has been dormant as a dead mongoose for almost a full year. The last posting she made was for a Pumpkin Party in October 2013. She didn't even use the GOP webpage to find election judge volunteers for the next election in November. The GOP folded up its tent, packed it on the elephant and lumbered out of Rogers Park leaving the lone Committeewoman behind to bite tires and bark. Should we give a final going away party and wave good bye? That would be a friendly thing to do.

7 hours ago

It's not too late to get your free flu shot today at my office. 7356 N. Greenvie...

It's not too late to get your free flu shot today at my office. 7356 N. Greenview. Until 2 pm.

5 days ago

Updated 7 hours ago

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

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

VOTE EARLY

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

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

Broadway Armory Park
5917 N. Broadway...

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

VOTE EARLY

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

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

Broadway Armory Park
5917 N. Broadway (at Thorndale)

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

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

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

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

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

VOTE BY MAIL

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

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

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

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

  • Ignatius Reilly theological geometrician

    Anyone who hides behind minions, does not speak to the public or reveal his or her background and affiliations is a political chameleon. They will be any color you want and be what ever you want them to be in order to get a vote. It's the old pig in...

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    Anyone who hides behind minions, does not speak to the public or reveal his or her background and affiliations is a political chameleon. They will be any color you want and be what ever you want them to be in order to get a vote. It's the old pig in a poke game of trust me, there is a pig in this gunny sack do you want to buy it without looking inside the poke to see if it's a pig or a big rock? People of the 49th Ward know a snake oil salesman when they meet one.

  • (eye roll, dude)

4 days ago

Updated 7 hours ago

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jun 12

Updated 9 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.

Oct 16

Updated 10 hours ago

What kind of issues are affecting the Rogers Park community?

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

1. Do you know who your alderman is?

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

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

4. What is something that your community...

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

1. Do you know who your alderman is?

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

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

4. What is something that your community needs?

5. Do you know who your neighbors are?

Yes No

6. What job opportunities does Rogers Park have available?

7. What is your view of the school system?

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

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

Thank you for your help.

11 hours ago

Don't forget that my office will be offering FREE flu vaccinations TODAY (Saturd...

Don't forget that my office will be offering FREE flu vaccinations TODAY (Saturday, October 25th), from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (while supplies last), at my Ward Service Office, 7356 N. Greenview (at Jarvis).

Oct 14

Updated 11 hours ago

Take back Chicago

A report card has come out and our Alderman received a bunch of thumbs down on the report.

This is a great resource for anyone who votes in Feb. 2015.

http://takebackchicago.org/find-your-alderman/alderman-joe-moore

11 hours ago

Found Ventra Card

Found active Ventra Card in Kids Park at Leone Beach.If yours contact marcy0245@gmail.com and tell me your balance.

36 hours ago

Updated 12 hours ago

Jarvis Square Halloween?

Will there be a Halloween event in Jarvis Square this year similar to past years?

  • Mac I complain on EB on the regular.

    Doesn't look like it. The event is usually advertised at least a month prior. Haven't seen anything posted in jarvis square

12 hours ago

You have 5 new neighbors in your followed places, including…

12 hours ago

Ballot Information Before You Go to the Polls

For those who have not already voted early and want to see the ballot before you go, here is a link to the Chicago Board of elections: http://www.chicagoelections.com/en/home.html. You will need to scroll down a bit to find the link to the document that provides the ballot information for your ward and precinct, including location.
Happy voting.

12 hours ago

Don't Forget to get your Free Flu Shot Today

Don't forget that my office will be offering FREE flu vaccinations TODAY (Saturday, October 25th), from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (while supplies last), at my Ward Service Office, 7356 N. Greenview (at Jarvis).

For more information, visit:

http://www.ward49.com/site/epage/155512_322.htm

14 hours ago

3 days ago

Updated 18 hours ago

we have been robbed!

dear neighbors, we were robbed today between 11am and 630pm at 6806 n Wolcott. (pratt) if you saw anyone, expecially in the alley off Wolcott, please let us know. all electronics and my work tools are gone.

  • There is no such thing as a creative hiding space when it comes to a Burglary.

    A responsible Gun Owner owns a Gun Safe bolted into the wall or floor.

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    In my many years in this city, I've been burgled 4 times. Each time, I returned from work in the evening to find a transom window over the back door pried out, or a broken window in the back door, or a busted in front door. (The first burglary was...

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    In my many years in this city, I've been burgled 4 times. Each time, I returned from work in the evening to find a transom window over the back door pried out, or a broken window in the back door, or a busted in front door. (The first burglary was so long ago in a different apt, I don't remember how they got in.) If I'd owned a gun, that would have been 4 more guns on the street. The last burglary was in 1998. Each time, our building increased security measures and we added extra locks on the doors.

45 hours ago

Updated 18 hours ago

Big Mistake

If you're keeping track of who's running for Alderman in the 49th Ward, you know the current Alderman has his paid army out gathering signature's. You know Don Gordon and his volunteer's are gathering signature's. John Beacham say's he's running, but I haven't seen him out gathering signatures to get on the ballot.

I have seen the real third in the race. Connie Gates Brown. I don't know much about her other than she's been an election judge in 2012...

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If you're keeping track of who's running for Alderman in the 49th Ward, you know the current Alderman has his paid army out gathering signature's. You know Don Gordon and his volunteer's are gathering signature's. John Beacham say's he's running, but I haven't seen him out gathering signatures to get on the ballot.

I have seen the real third in the race. Connie Gates Brown. I don't know much about her other than she's been an election judge in 2012 and with Northside Power. She's been out every Sunday during the Farmer's Market convincing people to sign her petition to get on the ballot.

She's got a website.

http://cgb2015.wix.com/connie-gates-brown

And a Facebook page. Heck, she even posed in a picture with Don.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Connie-Gates-Brown/1492104864372507?ref=br_rs

Here's the problem. Her petition sheets won't work. She'll get knocked off the ballot before she can blink her eyes.

Everything she's doing is for naught.

Every signature is worthless.

So why is she out gathering signature's? If she thinks the election is on February 14, 2015, she'd be 10 day's too early.
(Exclusive photo of Connie Gates Brown petition sheet attached)

These petition's won't fly. So why is she trying to get on the ballot? Or is it a big mistake and she has to start from scratch after fixing the glitch in her petition sheets?

Good luck with that.

  • Ignatius Reilly theological geometrician

    I have email but I'm not interested in an explanation and thank you for the offer.

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    I have email enabled, Robin.

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19 hours ago

  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    REPLACE EXISTING FENCE WITH A NEW 6'-0" TALL BY LONG WOOD FENCE WITH POST SET IN CONCRETE

    6965 N. Paulina St. Issued October 23, 2014 Comment
  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    OIA '1634 W NORTH AVE' REPAIR\REPLACEDRYWALL AS NEEDED APROOX. 1,500 SQ. FT., ELECTRICAL PERMIT # 100560447 ISSUED 9/15/2014. REPLACE 5 INTERIOR DOORS, 2 PLUMBING FIXTURES IN UNITS AT 1634 GARDEN, 1ST., 2ND & 3RD. FLOORS.

    1634 W. North Shore Ave. Issued October 23, 2014 Comment

20 hours ago

Opening Reception: Thresh/hold @ Roman Susan ANNEX

Megan Sterling's exhibition at the Roman Susan Annex, located in the Howard Theatre at 1637-1643 W. Howard St., is a compilation of work that focuses on hands and feet and the physical and...

3 days ago

Updated 23 hours ago

Lead paint exposure at Gale Math and Science Academy

"Protesters Claim CPS Ignored Lead Paint For 5 Years At Rogers Park School"

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2014/10/22/protesters-claim-cps-ignored-lead-paint-for-5-years-at-rogers-park-school/

"Gale Elementary Report and FOIA Documents. Ald. Joe Moore denied knowledge of the issue."

https://www.scribd.com/doc/243757867/Gale-Elementary-Report-and-FOIA-Documents

Discuss.

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

    Rogers, you have to mold these pols and not play with them.

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    Lucas, thank you for volunteering at an after-school program for kids.

26 hours ago

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Updated 27 hours ago

City of Chicago Eletric Aggreigation Program

So I just moved back late July, and do not know much about this program... what is the best opition here sign up or opt out? Thanks!

  • KittKid on Eastlake Terrace 40-years East Rogers Parker

    Opt-out!
    I went with Integrys for a couple of years, and saved a few cents every month.
    This year, in June, they began to charge me a $10 service fee, and their rates went up. Com Ed was also charging me a $10 service fee. I quit Integrys, and now...

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    Opt-out!
    I went with Integrys for a couple of years, and saved a few cents every month.
    This year, in June, they began to charge me a $10 service fee, and their rates went up. Com Ed was also charging me a $10 service fee. I quit Integrys, and now I pay only one service fee, to Com Ed and their rates are reasonable.
    Integrys doesn't disclose the new service fee on their website. Be careful of hidden costs.

    For a studio apt. where I run my computer and TV all day, my bill is about $30 during the summer. That's cheap, eh? (=^_^=)

  • Al I. Not Defender of Cartoon Cows

    That is way cheap.

30 hours ago

Early voting for the November, 2014, General Election has begun. Below are my...

Early voting for the November, 2014, General Election has begun. From now until Saturday, November 1st, you can vote early at one of over 50 locations across the City, including the Pottawattomie Park Fieldhouse, 7340 N. Rogers (Map). Polls are open Monday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

33 hours ago

Don't forget that my office will be offering FREE flu vaccinations TOMORROW (Sat...

Don't forget that my office will be offering FREE flu vaccinations TOMORROW (Saturday, October 25th), from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (while supplies last), at my Ward Service Office, 7356 N. Greenview (at Jarvis).

36 hours ago

Parking spot/garage

Good morning I live on Hoyne and Fargo I'm looking for a garage or spot for my car does anyone have or know of any?

Thanks

36 hours ago

You have 4 new neighbors in your followed places, including…

4 days ago

Updated 38 hours ago

Relocating to Chicago- job around UChicago

I'm relocating to Chicago for a job right near the UChicago campus. I've heard varied opinions about safety living around UChicago. I have the option of leaving my car at home with my parents, but a few friends have said that public transport to and from UChicago is dicey, and that I should drive.

If I do drive, I'm just worried about the commute. How do the commutes compare: between Rogers Park and UChicago; Logan Square and UChicago; West Town...

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I'm relocating to Chicago for a job right near the UChicago campus. I've heard varied opinions about safety living around UChicago. I have the option of leaving my car at home with my parents, but a few friends have said that public transport to and from UChicago is dicey, and that I should drive.

If I do drive, I'm just worried about the commute. How do the commutes compare: between Rogers Park and UChicago; Logan Square and UChicago; West Town and UChicago? Are there other neighborhoods that might be affordable that also have off street parking (in the $1000 range).

I looked up the commutes and google says 30 minutes for all of them. I am skeptical about this as google always says 30 minutes for commutes around Boston, where I currently live, and those end up being more like 40-45 minutes.

Thank you! I appreciate all of your feedback.

  • "Metra was designed . . . " um, no
    The several different commuter train companies, with their several histories, were consolidated. Idiosyncrasies and all. The Northwestern runs its trains on the left, not the right; The I.C. is the last electric inter-urban to run across a state line; etc.

  • Meli Manak OFFICIAL ACCOUNT

    Consider checking out Bridgeport. It's similar to Rogers Park especially with the diversity.

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