3 days ago

Updated 15 hours ago

HA HA! Moore Attempts to Subtly Throw Hat into Ring to Succeed David Orr as Cook County Clerk

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-clerk-david-orr-not-running-met-0622-20170621-story.html
After nearly 30 years as Cook County Clerk, former 49th Ward Alderman and Loyola History Professor David Orr who the Chicago Tribune once described as "an independent-minded former history professor with a reputation so squeaky-clean that a cynical colleague calls him 'Mr. Goody Two-Shoes,'" has announced that he will be retiring from public office and not seeking another term in that capacity.

Orr had barely completed his press conference making this announcement when Ald. Joe Moore, who now holds...

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After nearly 30 years as Cook County Clerk, former 49th Ward Alderman and Loyola History Professor David Orr who the Chicago Tribune once described as "an independent-minded former history professor with a reputation so squeaky-clean that a cynical colleague calls him 'Mr. Goody Two-Shoes,'" has announced that he will be retiring from public office and not seeking another term in that capacity.

Orr had barely completed his press conference making this announcement when Ald. Joe Moore, who now holds Orr's old City Council seat, said he was "completely open to the possibility" of running for clerk. County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia, who lost to Emanuel in a 2015 runoff for mayor, said he was "giving it a look."

Neither Moore or Garcia have any business serving the people of Cook County in the capacity of County Clerk. The only motivation of either of these two is ego and power.

    Cook County Clerk David Orr won't seek 8th term
    Mayor for one historical week, alderman for a dozen years and Cook County clerk for nearly 30, David Orr is opting to end a career in politics on his own terms. The reform-minded lakefront liberal from Rogers Park announced Wednesday he won't seek an eighth term next year.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com
  • Tired of Liars Sick and Tired of Self Serving Lying Politicians

    "Chuys campaign was similar to Bernie's platform."

    Yes, both were totally unrealistic. Both of them made made extreme campaign promises that they had absolutely no chance to fullfill.Totally irresponsible little boys who will never become men because they only want to get themselves elected and say anything popular which they can not possibly deliver the low income masses to garner votes. SCUM

  • Pedro Garciano Trump keeps winning! #winning

    Moore can't win. His suplicant emails to Rahm will impede it.

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

No Parking

Does anybody know why there are no parking signs for Saturday June 24th from June way Terrace to Ashland Avenue? from 7am until 5pm.

  • Tammy Schrader Formerly known as Tammy Goulet

    Either way I was asking because someone on Juneway was asking no matter what the time states on the signs and I think that it's because of A Just Harvest having some kind of walk on Saturday June 24th early in the morning

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 55 + years

    Yes, according to the alderman's office, that is the reason. A Just Harvest is having a 5k run up Ashland and east to Sheridan, beginning at 9 AM.

Jun 20

Updated 6 days ago

Loud crash west of Farwell

Did anyone hear a large crash or explosion west of Farwell 10 minutes ago?

  • L

    If you read the original post, Omar, you would see that I did not post it nor did I specifically refer to west of Farwell in my post. I simply confirmed that I heard a noise without mentioning direction at any point.

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 55 + years

    L, you responded to a post that makes no sense.

Jun 16

Spotted a Large Black & White Cat

I thought I'd post this in case anyone is missing a cat. It's a large black and white cat that has been wandering around the 1800 block of Pratt and the S&C Electric area for a couple of weeks. I can't even get close.

Jun 13

Updated Jun 14

Neighbor helping hands pls?

Hello Rogers Park neighbors and other Chicago neighbors! I am a proud former Homeless single mom! After landing a temp job i found an apartment for my 2 girls! I need your Help...we need beds, couch, tv's...we are on Air mattress & i havent any transportation for pick up...pls if You or know of Anyone that wishes to help me continue our fight beating homelessness...any furniture would help. Text me 773-993-9537 Ms.Phillips

  • I don't have any of the things you currently need but will ask around. Good luck and God Bless you and your girls. I wish you continued success.

  • Hey Sheena! I'm asking around my friend group to see if there's anything we can scrounge up for your family. How old are your girls?

  • Check out freecycle.org
    People give away beds and furniture all the time.

Jun 08

Updated Jun 10

Mar 22

Updated May 12

Front porch architect/blueprints??

Looking for some serious help in tearing down/rebuilding a FRONT PORCH on a "pretty on the inside, UGLY on the outside" Rogers Park house.

Need to get Chicago legal designs that will pass the Chicago City requirements.

Help us make our ugly duckling into a swan... made of stucco.

Many thanks!

  • Andrew Carpenter Realtor Edgewater home owner and Chicago Reator

    If you PM me your phone # I have a couple of pictures of some fantastically styled awnings that you might be interested in incorporating into the design. I see lots of property and take pics of the best architectural details.

  • Hi there, did you ever find an architect/builder that you liked? We are trying to add a front porch to our house (currently have a small wooden uncovered porch) and I've been scouring everyblock for ideas!

May 07

Updated May 09

Gale School-Any updates?

Has there been any updates about Gale School's building conditions? How can we find out if CPS and/or our alderman has fixed Gale School's Fire alarms, Video cameras to record, heat, any lead paint through out the school? Also, why hasn't Cps installed metal detectors or have an actual police officer or undercover cop inside of the front entrance of the school for security?

  • mamagotcha Write on!

    Are you a parent at the school? I would think that approaching the school's administration would be the best way to get those questions answered in a more timely and accurate manner. The community just voted to allocate $120,000 for a new learning garden there, and I've been hearing rave reviews of the new principal. It certainly seems like things are on the upswing at Gale!

  • No, I am not a parent there but my son has been placed at this school in the Fall. And I want to make sure everything is in up to date on their codes to make sure our children are safe when attending this school. I have tried reaching out...

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    No, I am not a parent there but my son has been placed at this school in the Fall. And I want to make sure everything is in up to date on their codes to make sure our children are safe when attending this school. I have tried reaching out to their principal who has not called me back yet. Also, I've called the office & the lady who answers the phone isn't able to answer any of my questions & told me to call downtown to ask Cps my questions & concerns. Sorry but I hope you can understand how frustrating it can be unknowing if your child will be safe at new school. Especially knowing this is one of the highest crime neighborhoods to live in. I wish you all the best with the new learning garden for the community!

May 06

Updated May 08

Missing Cat

We had a cat go missing this morning. He loves going outside, but never goes out for long, and always keeps close to the building (near Albion and Lakewood), so it's highly suspicious that he's disappeared. He's a small, but fearless guy named Elton. He looks like he could be a kitten but he's really 11 years old. He's grey and white with a green collar, and heart shaped ID tag. Please keep an eye out for him, and contact us if you have any leads.

  • Correction Elton

  • I would like to add that another reader mentions a leash I actually take two of my cats out on a very safe harness and leash and that has worked well

May 05

Seeking parking garage

Looking for a place/garage for my car as opposed to the street. Around Pratt and Lakewood or vicinity. Please pm me if you can assist.

May 01

Updated May 02

Someone pulled their car out on Greenview on April 28 around 10AM and slammed into my car

If you are that frustrated that you can't wait 30 seconds for the car in front of you, then maybe you need to take a mental health care day. This person was frustrated and tried to speed around the person leaving, but instead, he hit the car behind me and also my car, doing significant damage. Really?? One of my neighbors tried to get your license plate number, but you sped away.... loser.

  • They're probably neighbors with damage too. Look for them.
    I agree a lowlife sucky thing to do.

  • Look up and down the block for buildings with security cameras pointed at the street. Ask any property owner with a security camera to check for date/time of incident to see if a car shows up. Sometimes you not only get a hit, but even a license plate. If any useful images are found, they can be loaded on to a flash drive...I've done this several times for cops and neighbors.

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