Apr 21

Updated 5 days ago

The Plastic Bag Ordinance is Working--Very, Very Well!

The number of plastic bags customers use is down 42 percent just since the new ordinance was introduced in February. Only 49% of customers are using plastic bags, down from 82% before. And the number of customers who bring their own re-usable bags to stores has tripled. Big success.

http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/chicagos-7-cents-a-bag-tax-driving-down-bag-use-study-shows/

    Chicago's 7-cents-a-bag tax driving down bag use, study shows
    Chicago's 7-cents-a-bag tax on paper and plastic bags is driving consumer behavior in the right direction to reduce landfill costs: Both the number of disposable bags used and the number of shoppers willing to pay for them is way down. Before Feb.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com
  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 55 + years

    I noticed less bag litter in the streets when the original bag ordinance, banning the really flimsy bags, went into effect. Now that the store can use the flimsy ones again, there's one caught in the tree outside my sunroom windows.

  • d3 NOH

    What changed?

Apr 15

Updated Apr 22

RP walking club?

Is there a walking club in RP?

  • I'd join in

  • Di

    There seems to be enough interest so perhaps we can plan something for next month.

Apr 20

Updated Apr 22

best car mechanic WITH a loaner car option?

Hi all, looking to get some mechanical work on a subaru outback. Any recommendations for places that have a loaner car available? I use my car to get to and from work every day!

  • Pedro Garciano Runner, bodybuilder, healthy eating.

    Head gaskets?

  • I recently starting going to Hollywood Auto Service; they are great. I did not need the loaner car, but they did offer. The prices are very good, and the service is better than I have had elsewhere. http://www.hollywoodservicesinc.com/

  • Acorn Tire is great and has a loaner. I've been going there for almost 10 years. They are honest and do quality work.

Apr 21

ERP Sirens 9:30pm Friday April 21, 2017

Something pretty big happened to be the catalyst for a massive police, fire, and ambulance response somewhere north of Morse in the Sheridan area. Anybody know what the cause was?

Apr 17

Updated Apr 20

Used Books

Looking for a charitable organization that will take used books in/near Rogers Park. I tried the Salvation Army on Devon, but they told me they are not accepting books right now.

Apr 16

Updated Apr 19

New to Rogers Park area

Hi everyone!

I just moved to the area this past weekend and have no idea what to really expect in terms of crime and parking in the area. I live about a 10 minute walk to the Howard L stop and right around the corner from the local Food Mart and Lundry mat. Can anyone shed some light and advice about the area? I will committing via car out of the city for work, can't afford to live outside of the city as my girlfriend will be working most likely in the loop. Thanks everyone! Happy Easter!

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 55 + years

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  • i have lived here for 30 years. couple bad things have happened to me over that time, but nothing that diminishes my love for this hood.
    compared to the good things about the hood, it is just immaterial.

Mar 29

Updated Mar 30

Too Close to Home in Rogers Park

Armed immigration agents broke into a northwest-side home just before 6:30am on Monday morning and then shot the wrong man who, allegedly, was unarmed. The family has lived in the house for at least 30 years and all members are documented. This is too close to home here in Rogers Park. Attend community meetings and learn your rights.
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/ice-agents-shoot-chicago-man-acknowledge-wrong-person-article-1.3011036?cid=bitly

    ICE agents shoot Chicago man, acknowledge it was the wrong person
    A Chicago man was shot after immigration agents stormed into a house on the city's northwest side Monday morning - and officials have acknowledged that the wounded man was not the person they were looking for, according to reports.
    http://www.nydailynews.com
  • Perhaps ICE didn't fully understand that in order to make America great and safe again the President will (perhaps if he's successful) ban Muslims from entering America, build a wall across the border with Mexico (paid for in part by cutting funds for educational programs) and deporting 11million (speculated) undocumented...

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    Perhaps ICE didn't fully understand that in order to make America great and safe again the President will (perhaps if he's successful) ban Muslims from entering America, build a wall across the border with Mexico (paid for in part by cutting funds for educational programs) and deporting 11million (speculated) undocumented immigrants. As far as we know, unless there is another alternative truth floating around, the President's plan didn't include having ICE hunt down American citizens who might possibly be affiliated with gangs. Based on what is known so far, Mr. Torres and his family seem to have a legitimate grievance as well as Representative Gutierrez's support.

  • Pedro Garciano Runner, bodybuilder, healthy eating.

    ^Priority are gang members, drug dealers, killers, rapists and radical Islamic terrorists that hate America.
    Then the rest.

Mar 05

Updated Mar 29

Who Opposes Affordable Housing?

Additional affordable housing has been proposed for Rogers Park but the local Chamber of Commerce opposes it. The Chamber's secretary, an alternative priest who preaches in in an Elmhurst Masonic Lodge and has a postal address near Gary, Indiana, speaks against affordable Rogers Park housing and calls the Alderman a "concubine of big box interests." https://www.facebook.com/bishop.wilkowski Why is the local chamber being supported by outside religious interests and opposing affordable housing in Rogers Park? Shouldn't the chamber support commerce and not oppose it? Has the local chamber gone roque?

    https://www.facebook.com

Mar 15

Updated Mar 29

Spanish classes in/near Rogers Park?

I am interested in learning Spanish, and am wondering if anyone knows of any local Spanish classes or teachers in the area.

Thanks!

  • Hey Barbara,

    I really hate to do this; however, my supervisor just informed me that she wants me at a meeting in Springfield on Friday-- with me leaving on Thursday. I am going to need Wednesday to get everything together. Once again, I apologize for this cancelation-- but I just received this news a couple of hours ago.

    AD

  • Mornin' Anastasia...
    Thanks for letting me know. Not to worry. Have a good trip, and we can get together another time.
    Barbara

Feb 28

Updated Mar 23

Need some tax advice

My husband passed away in late 2014 and he had a couple of credit cards and at that thime those companies told me at the time I was NOT responsible for repaying because I was not a co-signer. Now i have received 1099's showing those written-off balances as income. Because we were married, do I have to claim those write-offs as income? Really need a tax professional or lawyer to weigh in on this. Thanks!

  • Sarahdonis Nearly 30 years in Edgewater; love RP & A'ville

    People who live in glass moral compasses shouldn't throw stones!
    You "can't believe he died and there was nothing in the joint bank account - no home, no retirement account, no real estate. the wife evidently has income...."
    Are YOU really so unaware of the world around you that you...

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    People who live in glass moral compasses shouldn't throw stones!
    You "can't believe he died and there was nothing in the joint bank account - no home, no retirement account, no real estate. the wife evidently has income...."
    Are YOU really so unaware of the world around you that you have no notion of less fortunate people than you? The last time I remember reading about it, only half of Americans aged 55-64 had retirement accounts. dj said the estate had 0 assets, and that these credit cards were kept secret from her. Are you suggesting she wash dishes to pay her cheating husband's bad debts?

  • dj long time RP home owner

    My lawyer said I am not responsible for my late husband's debts, even the credit card companies told me so when I cancelled them. They were not joint accounts, My lawyer told me to ignore those 1099s addressed to that late husband. End of story.

Mar 21

Updated Mar 22

Gutter Cleaning

Good morning! I recently bought a 2-story home whose gutters haven't been cleaned out in years. Could anyone recommend a gutter cleaning service? Thanks!

May 03 2014

Updated Mar 11

Loud bass cars a health hazzard to everyone and nearby motorist.

3:30 pm 5.3.14 and driving at touhy and western a 1997 brown GMC yukon with tinted window was blaring his aftermarket woofer at the stop sign that my car is shaking and can't hear my own stereo inside the car. After that short stop, I feel like I'm underwater or at high elevation and have loss my hearing. It's 9:17 pm now and my ear is still aching. Police should stop these people. That guy should pay for medical checkup that I may need. Can you stop people with loud annoying bass from driving?

  • Pedro Garciano Runner, bodybuilder, healthy eating.

    Live, you have stated many times that you don't drive.

  • You've GOT to be kidding!
    I've heard louder firetruck and ambulance sirens.
    All WITJOUT the am swooning after effects.
    You've GOT to be kidding.

Mar 08

Updated Mar 09

Electrical issues & rolling brown outs today

Has anyone else experiencing electrical issues today with lights flickering on and off?

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 55 + years

    Yes. Perhaps the wind is causing it.

  • rlynn ackerman NE Rogers Park resident since 1956

    A phone call to ComEd yesterday confirmed that the flickering lights were due to high winds. Call them any time you have a problem.

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