Mar 05

Updated 55 min ago

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?

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  • Uptown Arts Council Director: Uptown Arts Council - Jeffrey Littleton

    Affordable housing is the difference between an integrated city and a segregated one.

  • Sheryl your words and thoughts are kind and caring. Nobody ever wants to be homeless or destitute but sometimes it happens in life. Those people are our brothers and sisters. Some of them have addictions and some of them have mental or learning disabilities and can't care for themselves. We...

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    Sheryl your words and thoughts are kind and caring. Nobody ever wants to be homeless or destitute but sometimes it happens in life. Those people are our brothers and sisters. Some of them have addictions and some of them have mental or learning disabilities and can't care for themselves. We all need to help them and take care of them. Some people on these threads disagree and denigrate those people but I agree with you Sheryl. We must take care of one another and remember the phrase "There but for the grace of God go I." We don't have to like one another but we ought to respect the humanity and dignity in each other.

    Jeffrey, I think that you speak from a position of experience and live in affordable housing yourself if that is correct. Some people probably resent that you are getting what they call a "free ride" but there are other people who are pleased that affordable housing allows others to remain in our communities and be part of the dynamic. You do art. Others do social activism. Some do ordinary jobs. We need everyone and everyone's voice. Keep talking JL. Your voice is important.

Feb 26

Updated 1 hour ago

EB Rogers park brunch?

With the weather warming up, how about a Twisted Tapas Sunday brunch for the EB friends?

  • Uptown Arts Council Director: Uptown Arts Council - Jeffrey Littleton

    I never understood the whole Joe Lake thing...it just seemed like an awful way to spend your retirement, bickering online and manually aggregating the news of a city he no longer lives in. Its a cautionary tale maybe?

    Waaaay back before there was EB or even Facebook Joe Lake was...

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    I never understood the whole Joe Lake thing...it just seemed like an awful way to spend your retirement, bickering online and manually aggregating the news of a city he no longer lives in. Its a cautionary tale maybe?

    Waaaay back before there was EB or even Facebook Joe Lake was the major thorn in the side of a "developer-friendly" Ald. Matlak, the predecessor to Ald. Waguespack in Bucktown.

    I've been accused of being a thorn in the side of a developer-friendly Alderman, in a weird and limited way I am like the younger Joe Lake before he became an over-posting creepy dude with a LOT of time on his hands serving up online condescension by the bucket-full.

    I hope he is happier nowadays.

  • rude people are getting treated rudely. Whatever is the world coming to?!

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23 hours ago

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Were the popcycle girls from Rogers-park?

The third judge, Jaye P. Morgan, would award them a 10, quipping, "Do you know? That's how I started." (She was rewarded with a popsicle from one of the girls before they left the stage.)

  • It this the only post or was the rest of the thread removed by the moderators? It made me look up the video of the Popsicle "Twins" (15/17) and the back story by Chuck Barris. Supposedly that "act" was cut before the Gong Show episode was shown here (or in the western time-zones). Memories...

Feb 28

Updated 5 hours ago

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!

  • Wazzup not available

    What the lawyer is saying is - wait and see if they use resources to sue. The surviving spouse is not given a free ride because her husband dies. They shared life, including debts. What bothers me the most is the wife's determination to stiff the suppliers. There is a...

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    What the lawyer is saying is - wait and see if they use resources to sue. The surviving spouse is not given a free ride because her husband dies. They shared life, including debts. What bothers me the most is the wife's determination to stiff the suppliers. There is a moral compass problem here. Those debts should have been paid until the marriage cash and assets were exhausted - i 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 - that should be used to pay the suppliers who provided credit in the good faith belief they would be repaid. :-( - this is an effort to "escape" joint marriage responsibility - "for better or worse" went down the tubes. Marriage bills are both their bills. Be fair and pay those vendors. Imagine if everyone did this! it would give new meaning to "hidden" assets. My sympathy to those vendors.

  • YakovBok In the RP since 1996

    The vendors are not getting "stiffed"in the sense that I think that you may be implying. By issuing a 1099c, the vendor "writes off" the debt, that is, it gets to reduce its tax liability. The issuing of a 1099c is a tax reduction strategy. Regarding the "joint debt" -...

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    The vendors are not getting "stiffed"in the sense that I think that you may be implying. By issuing a 1099c, the vendor "writes off" the debt, that is, it gets to reduce its tax liability. The issuing of a 1099c is a tax reduction strategy. Regarding the "joint debt" - it is not. It is only joint debt if it is both parties' names. It may be "marital debt," that is, part of the marital estate, but it is not "joint debt" in that they both owe it to the vendor. The contract is between the vendor and the deceased, not the vendor and husband and wife. You will never successfully argue "third party beneficiary" in a credit card case. The deceased not paying back the debt is the inherent risk of issuing easy credit, i.e., credit card bills, and why the interest rates are so high.

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Mar 16

Updated 19 hours ago

Rogers Park Charter Seeks To Add 100 High Schoolers Over Next Four Years

Chicago Math and Science Academy, 7212 N. Clark St., submitted a request to add 25 students to its 9-12 grades each year over the next four years, starting this fall.

    Rogers Park Charter Seeks To Add 100 High Schoolers Over Next Four Years
    ROGERS PARK - A charter school in Rogers Park wants to add 100 high school students over the next four years, according to Chicago Public Schools. Chicago Math and Science Academy, 7212 N. Clark St., submitted a request to add 25 students to its 9-12 grades each year over the next four years, starting this fall.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

  • Wazzup not available

    What fascinates me is the "dialect" many of our students speak - then they wonder why employers won't hire them into the workplace. We need to encourage "correct" English so they have a chance at jobs. This is why some students elect to go to private or charter schools -

  • Wazzup not available

    @Gabriel - the current product of public schools is why parents sacrifice to pay for private or charter schools - they want to offer their child an better opportunity to graduate with the knowledge and language skills needed to land at least a middle income job and begin a career...

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    @Gabriel - the current product of public schools is why parents sacrifice to pay for private or charter schools - they want to offer their child an better opportunity to graduate with the knowledge and language skills needed to land at least a middle income job and begin a career - good parents want more for their children then they experienced. As a person who interviewed and hired many individuals I was amazed at the lack of communication skills of public school children - often i couldn't understand their English. The good news is they helped me to scale down the candidates.

25 hours ago

Enjoyed Get Out? Try The Belko Experiment and Raw.

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    Enjoyed Get Out? Try The Belko Experiment and Raw.
    click to enlarge The whopping success of Jordan Peele's has demonstrated that general audiences can appreciate horror movies for their subtext. A thinly veiled commentary on American race relations, Get Out uses the horror genre to dramatize fears about the persecution of African-Americans and the suppression of black identity.
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2 days ago

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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!

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Sep 27

Updated 38 hours ago

The City of Chicago Property Tax Rebate Progr...

...For residents of the 49th Ward, the closest rebate location is Northside Community Development Corporation. 1530 W Morse Ave. To learn more about the eligibility requirements for the rebate and other supplemental grants as...

    City of Chicago :: Chicago Property Tax Rebate Program
    The City of Chicago Property Tax Rebate Program provides working- and middle-class families and seniors some property tax relief through a City-funded rebate. Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago City Council are implementing this rebate program to offset the property tax increase needed to fund the pensions of our first responders.
    https://www.cityofchicago.org

  • I filed my papers on 11-16-16,should I have my check by now?

  • dj long time RP home owner

    I filed the last weekend of the rebate program . Got my check about 2 weeks ago.

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Eric Vaughn Still Awaiting Trial 3 Years After Wil Lewis Murder

Appearantly crossing the "T's" and dotting the "I's" is a lengthy process. Gang affiliated, violent habitual criminal Eric Vaughn still has not gone to trial for the Murder of Wil Lewis for which he was responsible. Let's hope that our criminal justice system is merely p being prudent in its prosecution rather than dropping the ball in procrastination and that this filth will never breath air as a free man again in his lifetime.

http://www2.cookcountysheriff.org/search2/details.asp?jailnumber=2014-0714315

    Cook County Sheriff Inmate Locator Search Results
    Although every effort is made to keep the information accurate and current, it cannot be guaranteed. Users are cautioned that the information is based upon name check only and documentation the DOC received.
    http://www2.cookcountysheriff.org
  • Michael Archangel Same swamp but now restocked with new predators!

    @JohnL - Not so much the arrest for petty crimes that is the issue. I think most of us can agree that if you violate the law you should be held accountable. How petty crimes negatively impact the system has to do with money. If you violate a crime and...

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    @JohnL - Not so much the arrest for petty crimes that is the issue. I think most of us can agree that if you violate the law you should be held accountable. How petty crimes negatively impact the system has to do with money. If you violate a crime and have the ability to post a bond, you are fortunate. If you have sufficient resources then you may have the ability to retain a private attorney who can work immediately to expedite you through the system. If not, you languish in the Cook County Correctional System and add to the numbers of people who must be housed, clothed, fed, watched over and transported to and from court rooms. The nature of your crime certainly does not get you fast-tracked through the system and, as pointed out earlier, your case adds to the backlogged dockets.

  • Also political corruption and bribes.

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Chicago's first marshmallow cafe is on the way

Work is already underway on their new home base, but owners Lindzi Shanks and Kathryn Connor will be launching a Kickstarter campaign on April 3 to help them fund their journey to bring their gourmet homemade treats to Rogers Park—on the corner of Sheridan and Lunt, to be exact. 

    Chicago's first marshmallow cafe is on the way
    Get ready for the sugar high to end all sugar highs. RedEye Big Idea Award winner XO Marshmallow is opening up its first retail location and Chicago's first marshmallow cafe.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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2 days ago

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FOUND! Trash bin that lives in the 6900 block of Ashland

Do you live in the 6900 block of Ashland? Did your trash bin go missing on Saturday night? If so, it may be the one hanging out near 6820 N Ashland near the street. Please come get it!

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