18 hours ago

Updated 2 min ago

Ridge and touhy storefront

Any word on what is going on with the empty storefront at Touhy and Ridge? I thought Pockets was going in there but there hasn't been any movement for quite sometime.

  • Occasionally, I see them working in there. It is in the 50th Ward. I called them to see what they knew, but they accidentally hung up on me.

  • Mr. Rogers, your assessment of the progress leaves out a huge portion of the work that's been done: the broom that went from leaning on the north facing windows over to the back wall sometime between June and August.

2 days ago

Updated 6 min ago

Question for Republican Party Guest Don Gordon

Why are you opposing (per your Facebook posting) the President Obama National Library in Chicago? He is the nation's first African-American and Chicagoan President. You don't want his library on park land? Chicago park land already has a golf course (Waveland), two green houses (Lincoln and Garfield Parks), a zoo (Lincoln Park), a children's museum (Peggy Notebart), two music stages (Petrillo and Pritzker), an aquarium, planetarium, the Field Museum, Museum of Science and Industry and snack shops (Osterman and Montrose) on park land. Why are you opposing a Presidential Library for Barack Obama? I want to hear your answer at the Republican Party event for you at Loyola Park on Sunday.

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

    On this topic I do have to agree that the Alderman had an obligation to the voters of the ward to attend. From a political perspective, it is understandable why he did not attend but that sort of political calculus is lost on the average voter and does nothing to foster a healthy debate.

  • FGFM What the Cappleman!

    The average voter isn't aware that this kangaroo court was in session.

Jan 13

Updated 7 min ago

You are Invited to a 49th Ward Aldermanic Candidate Forum!

The 49th Ward Republican Organization is sponsoring an aldermanic candidate forum on Sunday, January 25 from 3 to 4:30 pm. This will be the opportunity to hear directly from the candidates about their vision for the Ward and how they plan to respond to the many challenges facing the City of Chicago. The public will also have the opportunity to ask questions of the candidates. While aldermanic candidate Don Gordon has already agreed to participate, incumbent Joe Moore told me...

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The 49th Ward Republican Organization is sponsoring an aldermanic candidate forum on Sunday, January 25 from 3 to 4:30 pm. This will be the opportunity to hear directly from the candidates about their vision for the Ward and how they plan to respond to the many challenges facing the City of Chicago. The public will also have the opportunity to ask questions of the candidates. While aldermanic candidate Don Gordon has already agreed to participate, incumbent Joe Moore told me that he’ll “take a pass.” Nonetheless, I’m hoping members of the Ward’s Democratic organization can convince the alderman to change his mind so voters have the opportunity to compare their ideas and ask questions of both!

The Aldermanic Candidate forum will be held at the Loyola Park Fieldhouse at 1230 W. Greenleaf.

In addition to hearing from Don (and hopefully Joe), we will be reaching out to the other candidates who were denied the opportunity to appear on the ballot through the challenge process to see if they’d like to participate as well. I give Don credit for this idea, and agree with him that their ideas for the future of our City and Ward merit public consideration.

I hope to see you there!

  • Many people have spoken with Don at length about his viewpoints and strategies.

    Reid just because your uninformed doesn't mean the rest of us are.

    Maybe you want to point us all toward Joe's action plans over the past 24 years?

    Truth is you can't, Angry Little Reid. It has...

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    Many people have spoken with Don at length about his viewpoints and strategies.

    Reid just because your uninformed doesn't mean the rest of us are.

    Maybe you want to point us all toward Joe's action plans over the past 24 years?

    Truth is you can't, Angry Little Reid. It has never existed. Joe hasn't sone his job in 24 years.

    Don maps out more priorities and proposed solutions in an hour than Joe has delivered in 24 years.

    Are we all wrong ALR? Please get together with Rob and show us a copy of Joe's plans over the past 24 years.

    Let's see it.

  • That's right, Angry Little Reid. You cannot argue the point.

    Don has developed strategies for community improvement, which he has discussed with many members of the community, providing highlights of priorities again in just 90 minutes yesterday. You've just chosen to remain uninformed.

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    That's right, Angry Little Reid. You cannot argue the point.

    Don has developed strategies for community improvement, which he has discussed with many members of the community, providing highlights of priorities again in just 90 minutes yesterday. You've just chosen to remain uninformed.

    Joe has done nothing of the sort in 24 years. That's why he knew not to show up yesterday. It's impossible for him to argue his complete lack of performance.

    Just like it's impossible for you and Rob to argue Joe's complete lack of performance.

    Joe Moore has not done the job and for that is in no way deserving of reelection.

34 hours ago

Updated 10 min ago

Joe Moore Citizen Action Endorsement!

Congrats on your endorsement by that progressive organization that you are on a board of. . . Oooops, oh wait, they voted 'NO Endorsement' for Ald. Joe Moore of the 49th ward. Hmm, They are on to us Joe.

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    Mr/Ms Spot. Were you abused or neglected by your parents? Bullied in school? Why are you always mean? Can't you find a way to express yourself that does not involve attacking other in such a personal manner?

  • 1%4moore Take union $$$ then stick it to them!

    Joe Moore is on FIRE!!! Special interest groups are too powerful! Chicago forward PAC is wholly funded by hard working class citizens of Chicago. There is no outside money. Our beloved honorable and caring Mayor hasn't needed hedge fund money from Texas or Billionaire bankers. Rahm doesn't need his brother...

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    Joe Moore is on FIRE!!! Special interest groups are too powerful! Chicago forward PAC is wholly funded by hard working class citizens of Chicago. There is no outside money. Our beloved honorable and caring Mayor hasn't needed hedge fund money from Texas or Billionaire bankers. Rahm doesn't need his brother to twist the arms of hollywood stars to donate to a campaign they have no stake in!

    Unions are WAY TOO powerful too! Nevermind the time we had to take their money because we almost lost to an unknown candidate. Forget these welfare tree huggin druggies in rogers park, we wouldn't be here if our appointment had gone through. Barb would have been appointed alderman & we could have been taking more pictures in front of state capitals we will never get a chance to work in!

18 hours ago

Updated 19 min ago

Don Gordon Forum Thread

Did he show?

  • Suzanne Devane Ward 49 Republican Committeeman

    Alison -- I agree that quality of life development is important, but when one has limited staff resources to utilize, I would contend that a farmer's market MUST take a back seat to fixing a school that has life-threatening code violations. Joe's choice in this regard shows an utter contempt...

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    Alison -- I agree that quality of life development is important, but when one has limited staff resources to utilize, I would contend that a farmer's market MUST take a back seat to fixing a school that has life-threatening code violations. Joe's choice in this regard shows an utter contempt for the population of children who have no educational choices other than Gale School.

    Per http://www.aacap.org/AACAP/Families_and_Youth/Facts_for_Families/Facts_for_Families_Pages/Lead_Exposure_In_Children_Affects_Brain_And_Behavior_45.aspx:
    "Exposure to lead can have a wide range of effects on a child's development and behavior. Even when exposed to small amounts of lead levels, children may appear inattentive, hyperactive and irritable. Children with greater lead levels may also have problems with learning and reading, delayed growth and hearing loss. At high levels, lead can cause permanent brain damage and even death."

    Yet year-after-year the repairs to a school for at-risk children remain incomplete. Is that really acceptable to you? Is a farmer's market REALLY the best use of Aldermanic staff time?

  • mclnoh RE Broker & Photographer

    In case you missed seeing this report on Gale school that aired on June 2, 2014:
    http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2014/06/02/rogers-park-school-struggles-survive

43 min ago

63 Bar & Grill

I know there was some discussion last week about the establishment being closed. 63' was closed last Tuesday and Wednesday , Jan. 20th and 21st due to plumbing problems and was reopened late last week. There was no issue about their liquor license. Was there for lunch and drinks on Friday.

38 hours ago

Updated 49 min ago

Thank You, city council woman Silversteinn#

Just a thank you for keeping our neighborhoods great.
Harbor Girl

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    Unsurprisingly, the person who created an everyblock user for the sole purpose of this post, has not responded.

  • Michele Bartlow Rogers Park res.

    Robin in WRP
    Your passion is commendable.
    Others are entitled to their opinion , as you are.
    You have crossed the line between championing your cause and cyber bullying.
    Peace

1 hour ago

Updated 1 hour ago

No show Alderman sends proxy

At yesterday's forum our current Alderman chose to hide from his constituent's, yet still wanted to offer his version of history to the crowd. So he sent a proxy, Colleen Roberts, to deliver what was nothing more than his re-election speech.

This truly was a cowardly act. Shame on him.

  • FGFM What the Cappleman!

    Why should a Democrat be expected to show up at a GOP event?

  • One republican in a room full of democrats is a republican event?

    You should leave now. You've won the stupid competition. Really. Just leave.

2 days ago

Updated 1 hour ago

FOUND CAT!

I live near Lakewood and Albion just east of the el. We found a cat in the gangway. It is all black and long hair.Very friendly. Rubbing my face as I write this. If you have lost a cat or know of someone who has, please Private Message me.

10 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Community Meeting - Tuesday, January 27th

There will be a Community Meeting on Tuesday, January 27th at St. Jerome's Parish Hall, 1709 W. Lunt Ave. (This meeting is for the residence that live in the boundaries of Clark St. to the West, the Lake to the East, Lunt Ave. to the North and Pratt Ave. to the South) It will be from 7 pm to 8 pm. This is an "unofficial Beat Meeting" and Officers will not be present. Please come with your ideas, suggestions, comments, and concerns to help make the area safer and friendlier.

Hope to see you there!

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3 days ago

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Excellent article on 49th ward pay-to-play politics

Ben Woodard has done his homework and provided insight into campaign financing in the 49th ward.

Full article here: http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150122/rogers-park/ald-joe-moore-nearly-doubles-campaign-fund-114333-at-end-of-year

A few key points:

"Most of Moore's donors provided addresses outside of the ward he represents, and many included business owners, developers and investors."

"But some contributors recently won the support of the alderman at City Hall for concessions to lift liquor moratoriums and open businesses."

"Pradeep Patel, who know (sic) owns two liquor stores in the ward, won the...

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Ben Woodard has done his homework and provided insight into campaign financing in the 49th ward.

Full article here: http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150122/rogers-park/ald-joe-moore-nearly-doubles-campaign-fund-114333-at-end-of-year

A few key points:

"Most of Moore's donors provided addresses outside of the ward he represents, and many included business owners, developers and investors."

"But some contributors recently won the support of the alderman at City Hall for concessions to lift liquor moratoriums and open businesses."

"Pradeep Patel, who know (sic) owns two liquor stores in the ward, won the support of Moore to open Hops and Grapes in the former Isam's Liquor Store on Sheridan Road.
A frequent contributor, Patel donated $1,000 at the end of December."

"Go Grocer, an independent grocery chain that intends to open in Loyola University's Granada Center, also won the support of Moore, who sponsored an ordinance to lift a liquor moratorium on the block so the store could sell packaged goods. The company donated $500 to the alderman in December."

"In addition, James Yoo, owner of the Morse Avenue strip mall that recently evicted all of its tenants, donated $500 in November."

We can all come to our own conclusions; however, I do know it is an ongoing concern of many that important decisions are being made about the future of Rogers Park based on political profitability rather than the good of the community.

  • Tremaine No Rahm. No Moore.

    She thinks I have multiple accounts like some people here (usually Moore supporters).

  • FGFM What the Cappleman!

    Sure thing, pal.

2 hours ago

Experience with cats with hypertrophic cardiomegaly?

I'm interested in the experience of others as to prognosis. My Louis is asymptomatic except for the galloping heart rate. Thanks.

4 days ago

Updated 2 hours ago

A modest hotel proposal-

Seems like everyone that was at the Alderman’s meeting on Tuesday night was in agreement on one thing. A hotel would be a welcome addition to Rogers Park. After that, there wasn't much consensus. Some people were concerned about the loss of “their” parking in the neighborhood. Some people were concerned by the massive disruption an additional 1.5% of traffic during peak hours would create. Somebody thought of the children. Some time was spent on the fact that we lost...

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Seems like everyone that was at the Alderman’s meeting on Tuesday night was in agreement on one thing. A hotel would be a welcome addition to Rogers Park. After that, there wasn't much consensus. Some people were concerned about the loss of “their” parking in the neighborhood. Some people were concerned by the massive disruption an additional 1.5% of traffic during peak hours would create. Somebody thought of the children. Some time was spent on the fact that we lost the charming old two story brick commercial buildings that were there, and as that area is the crown jewel gateway to Rogers Park, Loyola has destroyed our heritage and birthright.

I’ll admit, I don’t really remember the Granada. Growing up on the South Side, I didn’t start coming up to Rogers Park until the 90s (Nothing like the Heartland Cafe back then!) So I tried to find some pictures of what the area used to be like back before Loyola and Joe Moore and the towering high rises on Sheridan. Here are a few pictures of the strip North of the Loyola El stop from those halcyon days of the 1930s-

http://collections.carli.illinois.edu/u?/uic_idot,134
http://collections.carli.illinois.edu/u?/uic_idot,197

Found a good picture of what that huge metal structure is on the building where the Montseratt at Loyola Station is now -

http://collections.carli.illinois.edu/u?/uic_idot,268

So, seeing as how some of the folks from further North in RP who own their own houses (so they don’t need a hotel) were really laying into the loss of the beautiful architecture and charm of that commercial strip, I propose an addition to the exterior decor of the proposed hotel. I think it really reflects and represents the history of that area of Sheridan, and really should help settle some of the opposition.

Here is a rendering -

  • Hey, there is the remnants of a sign that was on the north end of the Carmen's building that was only partly readable. I think it said "MAHAN" and possibly REAL ESTATE. Does that ring any bells with the old timers?

  • MPRP RP lifer

    Rogerparker, I suggest you read the text that accompanies the photo you posted of the Grenada. It indicates that the picture was taken during demolition and that the building was not in a state that required demolition. In other words, the opposite of what you purported the photo demonstrated.

2 days ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Health Care

Hello, I am a student journalist writing a story on healthcare. I'm looking for someone who has experienced difficulty with health records not being sent to a multiple hospitals in a timely manner, or vice versa (through electronic means).

13 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

6324-48 N Western Ave for sale $2,499,000

Here's a good site for another monolith structure like the one on Rockwell and Devon or maybe a huge parking garage that will stand empty for years.

https://www.redfin.com/IL/Chicago/6324-6348-N-Western-Ave-60659/home/62659578?utm_campaign=instant_listings_update&utm_content=address&utm_medium=email&utm_source=myredfin

29 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Witch God Declares 9 Billion World People! Blessed Be!

Pisces Ends! Aquarius Begins! Spiritual Truth Revealed! Occult Power! 9 Billion World People! Get Up To Get Down To Get Funky! Turn Your Swag Up! Be Groovy! Honorable Pagan Truth Revealed! Goddess Here! Blessed Be!

4 days ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Follow Me on Friday to the Oasis

I invite you to Follow Me on Friday to a Rogers Park institution--the Oasis. Join me this Friday, January 23rd, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the bar located at 6809 N. Sheridan Road (just north of Pratt).

The co-owner of the Oasis, Ben Chikko, is serving up delicious deli sandwiches and desserts and offering one complimentary beer, wine, soda or well drink. When you stop by, you'll find out why so many Rogers Park neighbors call the "O" their second...

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I invite you to Follow Me on Friday to a Rogers Park institution--the Oasis. Join me this Friday, January 23rd, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the bar located at 6809 N. Sheridan Road (just north of Pratt).

The co-owner of the Oasis, Ben Chikko, is serving up delicious deli sandwiches and desserts and offering one complimentary beer, wine, soda or well drink. When you stop by, you'll find out why so many Rogers Park neighbors call the "O" their second home. It's a friendly neighborhood tavern where just about everyone knows your name.

If you're into darts, this is the place for you. The Oasis has three dart boards and sponsors its own dart league. You better come prepared because the competition is fierce!

The Oasis also offers a professionally built pool table with custom balls and cues and Sunday night karaoke. They also offer free Wi-Fi and charging for your smart phones, so you can't go wrong. In short, it's a place you go to hang out with your neighbors.

Come and meet Ben the owner on Friday and join us for food and drink at this favorite Rogers Park hangout.

"Follow Me on Friday" is one of my efforts to encourage my constituents to sample some of the 49th Ward's finest restaurants, pubs and businesses. Each week on my Facebook page, I post the name and location of a local restaurant, pub or business where I'll be hanging out after work on Friday. The establishment offers specials for all my Facebook followers and their friends. It's a great opportunity for you to check out one of the fine local 49th Ward businesses you may not have visited before.

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 50 + years

    Thanks, Becky. I guess I've been misinformed, but as you can imagine, I sure wouldn't take Spotty/Scotty's word for it.

  • ^^^^ Misinformed? Sounds more like completely uninformed. Clueless.

24 hours ago

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Fact-checking Alderman Moore's excuses why the Unions are abandoning his campaign

Alderman Moore said: "The City's pension funds have a $12-15 billion unfunded liability. If something is not done to correct this, all of the pension funds will be broke within the next 20 years…"

FACT: The pension fund for retired Chicago teachers stands at risk of collapse. The city’s four funds for other retired city workers are short by $19.5 billion. At least one of the funds is in peril of running out of money in less than a decade....

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Alderman Moore said: "The City's pension funds have a $12-15 billion unfunded liability. If something is not done to correct this, all of the pension funds will be broke within the next 20 years…"

FACT: The pension fund for retired Chicago teachers stands at risk of collapse. The city’s four funds for other retired city workers are short by $19.5 billion. At least one of the funds is in peril of running out of money in less than a decade. And starting in 2015, the city will be required by the state to make far larger contributions to the funds, which could leave it hundreds of millions of dollars in the red — as much as it would cost to pay 4,300 police officers to patrol the streets for a year.

SOURCE: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/06/us/chicago-sees-pension-crisis-drawing-near.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

Which means Alderman Moore has put the tax-payers on the hook for more future billions borrowing in 2015. Much like the few billion he voted "Yes" to borrow in 2014.

The next 20 years my a$$. The hammer drops this year. Alderman Moore picked a bad year to go against the Unions.

  • daveP been around awhile

    there is a reason they have put off a plan till after the election. prepare to bend over.

    we can only really blame the politicians who have been leading us for 20+ years... both for getting us to this spot. and doing nothing about it.

    let's reward them with 4 moore years!

  • Terebill In RP all my life~

    It's just awful how he states "the city has" when he was the one who has voted for this! Somewhere down the line Joe Moore has decided that nothing matters except voting with the mayor - whatever the outcome. Now acting surprised and saying "We need to fix this!"

    Time for change!

3 days ago

Updated 5 hours ago

UWF says "No" to Joe Moore

United Working Families released their endorsements yesterday and took a pass on our self-proclaimed Progressive Alderman in the 49th Ward

This group alignment includes the SEIU Healthcare workers and the Chicago Teacher's Union.

  • Nico Pericolo Formerly known as Nick Danger

    Joe, you are the one who posts Facebook pictures with little boys. That is creepy. Are you a Perv?

    Who is the little boy on your page? That is creepy.

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    Nico - there was plenty of antisemitism before Jesus was born

4 days ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Community Meeting to Review Plans for New Development at 1240-44 W. Devon

I invite you to attend a community meeting I'm hosting to review plans for the construction of a new three-story, mixed use residential apartment building at 1240-44 W. Devon. The meeting will take place next Tuesday, January 27th, 7:00 p.m., at the Heartland Health Center, 1300 W. Devon, in the conference room.

The planned development complies with the existng B3-2 zoning on the site and requires no zoning relief from the City. The development team, Three Corners Development, agreed to...

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I invite you to attend a community meeting I'm hosting to review plans for the construction of a new three-story, mixed use residential apartment building at 1240-44 W. Devon. The meeting will take place next Tuesday, January 27th, 7:00 p.m., at the Heartland Health Center, 1300 W. Devon, in the conference room.

The planned development complies with the existng B3-2 zoning on the site and requires no zoning relief from the City. The development team, Three Corners Development, agreed to meet with the community to share their plans and to consider any reasonable suggestions put forth by the community residents.

The site is located between Magnolia and Lakewood Avenues and was formerly a parking lot for the old Weinstein Funeral Home. Three Corners acquired the property in 2013 as part of their development of the new $1.4 million Heartland Health Center, which recently opened a block west of this location.

The new building will consist of 7,000 square feet of storefront commercial retail space on the ground floor, which can be subdivided if necessary into two or more commercial spaces. Ten multi-family residential apartment rental units will be constructed on the second and third floor, consisting of six three-bedroom units and four two-bedroom units.

Additionally, a ground floor residential patio and 11 parking spaces will be located at the rear of the property. The total project will be approximately 20,000 square feet in size.

The developers tell me they will pursue LEED certification for the new construction, a prestigious distinction awarded to projects built in a way that improves energy savings, water efficiency, indoor environmental quality, and CO2 emissions reduction.

The developers plan to start construction in the spring with an anticipated completion date by the end of this year.

The renderings for the development can be found in the photos below.

  • I can't speak on behalf of the Rogers Park Food Co-op but I do know they are looking for a physical location.

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 50 + years

    I guess it's a trade-off on taxes then, Robin, because I now shop at the Gateway Jewel instead of at the Evanston Jewel stores. I only shopped at Dominick's for sale items and things I needed in between weekly trips to Jewel.

    For those interested in a food co-op:
    https://www.facebook.com/RogersParkFood

9 hours ago

garysibio posted 1 photo to Flickr:

2 days ago

Updated 9 hours ago

CMSA Students' Award Winning Poetries

Per popular request here are the two poems written by CMSA students which won top honors at Roosevelt University's "Too Hot to Handel" student poetry contest.

My Community - 1st Place Winner
By Sidney Hunt– 11th grade
North side Chicago
Bred from the cement grounds I call home
Where my last crawl ended and my first step started
The place with more ethnic groups than sand on the lakeshore
Diversity is what we pride ourselves on
We are the backbone...

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Per popular request here are the two poems written by CMSA students which won top honors at Roosevelt University's "Too Hot to Handel" student poetry contest.

My Community - 1st Place Winner
By Sidney Hunt– 11th grade
North side Chicago
Bred from the cement grounds I call home
Where my last crawl ended and my first step started
The place with more ethnic groups than sand on the lakeshore
Diversity is what we pride ourselves on
We are the backbone of Chicago
The melting pot in the kitchen filled with salt and pepper
The positive and negative all intermingle and although we are stopped by corruption and violence we stand strong
Black, White, Tan we are
My Community

Chicago Point of View - 2nd Place Winner
By: Ololade Taiwo—12th grade

I pay homage to the grimy hustlers that jumped hurtles for this lethal game All the casualties sustained It’s a shame and now
bystanders are getting involved Problem solved if we admonish these fools and polish the tools we use for self examination
Instead of learning gunplay we play with alliteration And it takes patience to deal with an anonymous foe but we are too stodgy to work to our utmost In fact we never trust folks So a salute to those who can woman or man it Takes courage to step up so we hide behind facades and we dress up as something we are not We were taught to love but it’s something we forgot in the rush of life like the husband that no longer trusts his wife Despite the fact that we’ve been together for years humanity is often crippled by fear

  • If I may add the breaks....and all respect to Ololade, and I'm hoping I didn't butcher his phrasing:

    Chicago Point of View - 2nd Place Winner
    By: Ololade Taiwo—12th grade

    I pay homage to the grimy hustlers
    that jumped hurtles for this lethal game
    All the casualties sustained
    It’s a...

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    If I may add the breaks....and all respect to Ololade, and I'm hoping I didn't butcher his phrasing:

    Chicago Point of View - 2nd Place Winner
    By: Ololade Taiwo—12th grade

    I pay homage to the grimy hustlers
    that jumped hurtles for this lethal game
    All the casualties sustained
    It’s a shame
    and now bystanders are getting involved
    Problem solved
    if we admonish these fools
    and polish the tools
    we use for self examination
    Instead of learning gunplay we play with alliteration
    And it takes patience
    to deal with an anonymous foe
    but we are too stodgy to work to our utmost
    In fact we never trust folks
    So a salute to those who can
    woman or man
    It takes courage to step up
    so we hide behind facades and we dress up
    as something we are not
    We were taught to love
    but it’s something we forgot in the rush of life
    like the husband that no longer trusts his wife
    Despite the fact that we've been together for years
    humanity is often crippled by fear

  • Never underestimate the power of the line break and enjambment in poetry (the only genre of writing fully capable of utilizing these rhetorical techniques).

    But of course we should always spell "hurdles" with a "d," shouldn't we...

Jun 12

Updated 15 hours ago

FBI Raids Chicago Math & Science

The Feds conducted a raid on one of Alderman Moore's friend's, in what is being described as a "white collar" crime. These friends of Joe Moore reportedly gave our Alderman a free trip to Turkey. (the Country)

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20140611/mckinley-park/concept-schools-raided-by-feds

4 days ago

Updated 20 hours ago

Witch God On The Verge Of Going Viral!

Rogers Park Thanks For The Love And Hate! I Can Be Googled Now From Any Continent! My Message Has Power! Nothing Has More Power Than The Written Or Spoken Word! Blessed Be!

  • 60660Gal loves Edgewater,

    Witch God..what color is your new cape?

  • Witch God King of Death,Sorcery,Necromancy,Shadow,Sith

    60660Gal It Is Black! I Will Also Have A Pentacle Placed On It Along With A Few More Seals! Blessed Be!

Jan 15

Updated 22 hours ago

Hotel at Albion and Sheridan?

Alderman Moore sent a notice about a public meeting next Tuesday at 7 PM at Centennial Forum concerning a plan to build a bare-bones (limited conference space; no restaurant inside the hotel itself; some commercial space from the sidewalk) hotel at Albion and Sheridan, including making Albion two-way from the alley east to Sheridan. Supposedly the clientele will be visiting parents of Loyola students. That sounds fine for about five weeks out of the year, but what about the other...

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Alderman Moore sent a notice about a public meeting next Tuesday at 7 PM at Centennial Forum concerning a plan to build a bare-bones (limited conference space; no restaurant inside the hotel itself; some commercial space from the sidewalk) hotel at Albion and Sheridan, including making Albion two-way from the alley east to Sheridan. Supposedly the clientele will be visiting parents of Loyola students. That sounds fine for about five weeks out of the year, but what about the other 47 weeks?? Visions of the Purple Hotel in Lincolnwood are dancing in my head: Student parties? Lots of people on and out for various assignations? I'm betting it's yet another Loyola dorm in five years. The two- way traffic designation for Albion concerns a lot of us as well, since a similar reconfiguration on Arthur and Sheridan has been confusing and dangerous to drivers and pedestrians. OH--no new parking spaces will be created for the hotel--supposedly the parking structure at Arthur and Sheridan is "underutilized." Could we see some data on that? If you got Moore's email, take a look at the building specs and come to the meeting on Tuesday.

  • Nico Pericolo Formerly known as Nick Danger

    If Loyola property is used for purposes that are not tax-exempt, such as a hotel or commercial shops, it is taxable the same as any other property in the city.

  • Reid Hyams X-ART Entertainment / Century 21 Universal

    Not to mention the hotel tax that the city charges + all the monies the visitors staying right here in Rogers Park will put out for restaurants, bars, venues and all else.

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  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    A resident of the Breakers told me that a bullet landed (harmlessly) in the dining room

5 days ago

Updated 24 hours ago

Rate hike on beach parking

i was so disgusted to find that the hourly rate for parking in the beach parking lot next to Loyola Park has now gone up from $1.25 per hour to $1.75 an hour! Thank you, to the past and current mayor, and to all our aldermen, who sat on their hands while this parking thing might have been stopped!

  • Mei

    I saw they have a mobile app for the meters now. Has anyone tried it? Perhaps you could use that in the morning from your home for the last hour, but heaven forbid you forget one day! Even though the deal has long since been made, I too still feel bitter and entitled to gripe about the fees. My cousin used to work for the company that owns the meters, and I still tease him about it. Makes the holidays that much more fun!

  • Thanks for the info, Mei! I will check into the mobile app. I wonder how that would work? I suppose the meter workers would have to check your QR code on your city sticker to see if you actually paid, or some other such thing.

27 hours ago

Updated 25 hours ago

February 24 ---> Hurry up and get here

I can't wait for the Aldermanic Election to be history.

All of the " mean spirited " mud slinging comments are unnecessary.

Why do election campaigns have to go negative ?

.....CANDIDATES :

.............Tell us the good that you can do if elected.

.............Encourage local residents to get involved in positive change.

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......CANDIDATE SUPPORTERS : ( both sides )

..............Stop posting all your hateful comments.

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Call me an unrealistic dreamer,

but,

wouldn't it be nice if on Feb. 25 , we could all unite to work together
to make Rogers Park the place we want it to be.

Amen.

25 hours ago

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27 hours ago

Updated 26 hours ago

Senior Safety Seminar

On Wednesday ( Feb. 4 ) ( 10:00 - 11:30 AM ) , the City of Chicago will
conduct a Seminar that discusses SENIOR SAFETY.

The police and fire department will make presentations.
.....They usually provide useful handouts.
.....They will tell what services are available to SENIORS.

The Office of Emergency Management and Communications will also be there.

It will take place at the BROADWAY ARMORY ( 5917 N. Broadway ).

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This sounds like a valuable event for local SENIORS.

Please share the information with any SENIORS that you know.

.....Help them get to this event ?

Thank you.

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    Pat - send this information to Oak Street Health on Devon; their practice is limited to Medicare (and some Medicare managed care plans, like Healthspring).

    Do you have a flyer you could email to me?

44 hours ago

Updated 30 hours ago

Chicago company seeks technical writers with multi-lingual capabilities

Outsource Jobs Chicago is a private organization helping Fortune 100 companies with offices in Chicago to identify and retain contract employees for a wide range of part- and full-time positions.

We currently seek to interview technical writers with multi-lingual capabilities for a six-month writing/translation project within a business-to-business technology industry segment. This opportunity can be structured as part time or full time, depending on qualifications and availability of the candidate(s) selected.

Ideal candidates will have English-Spanish fluency and proven experience...

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Outsource Jobs Chicago is a private organization helping Fortune 100 companies with offices in Chicago to identify and retain contract employees for a wide range of part- and full-time positions.

We currently seek to interview technical writers with multi-lingual capabilities for a six-month writing/translation project within a business-to-business technology industry segment. This opportunity can be structured as part time or full time, depending on qualifications and availability of the candidate(s) selected.

Ideal candidates will have English-Spanish fluency and proven experience with editorial and technical writing.

Compensation is negotiable and proportionate to availability and related experience.

Please forward resume, work samples, professional references and persuasive overview of capabilities to OutsourceJobsChicago@gmail.com.

Qualified candidates will be contacted for preliminary interviews beginning Feb. 15.

We look forward to hearing from you!

2 days ago

Updated 30 hours ago

Business Funding Axis Capital Group Jakarta Review on Maximizing Your Tax Deductions and Tax Breaks

MAXIMIZING YOUR TAX DEDUCTIONS AND TAX BREAKS AS A U.S. HOMEOWNER

U.S. TAX CODE OFFERS BREAKS TO HOMEOWNERS

This article is current for the 2014 tax year and should not be considered tax advice. For tax-related questions or mortgage strategy related to your individual tax liability, speak with a licensed accountant.

For more information visit http://acg-funding.com

It's January 2015 and, for Americans, the 2014 tax year has concluded.

Within weeks, U.S. consumers will begin receiving such tax-related forms as the...

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MAXIMIZING YOUR TAX DEDUCTIONS AND TAX BREAKS AS A U.S. HOMEOWNER

U.S. TAX CODE OFFERS BREAKS TO HOMEOWNERS

This article is current for the 2014 tax year and should not be considered tax advice. For tax-related questions or mortgage strategy related to your individual tax liability, speak with a licensed accountant.

For more information visit http://acg-funding.com

It's January 2015 and, for Americans, the 2014 tax year has concluded.

Within weeks, U.S. consumers will begin receiving such tax-related forms as the W-2, the 1099, and, for homeowners, the 1098, which is also known as the Mortgage Interest Statement.

The U.S. tax code offers incentives to homeowners, and by taking advantage of these breaks, 1040-filing citizens can maximize their financial investment in homeownership.

Whether a home is financed via a mortgage, or paid-in-full with cash, there are a multitude of tax-savings opportunities associated with owning a home -- even at current mortgage rates which are the lowest since May 2013.

Of course, every homeowner's financial situation is different, so please consult with a tax professional regarding your individual tax liability...

Read the full article @ http://themortgagereports.com/17114/tax-deductions-homeowner-1098-irs

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  • SpamAlert Hates being spammed

    God, I love this stuff. POST MORE JUST LIKE IT PLEASE. IN SWEDISH AND NORWEGIAN! WHY CAN'T WE HAVE MORE? YOU PEOPLE ARE SO STOOPID AND SELFISH. AND RUDE. YOU'RE RUDE. WHAT'S WRONG WITH JUST one ANNOUNCEMENT FROM A sort of LOCAL BUSINESS? HUH?

    You can bet your sweet tuchas that it is one and done for "Chloe." We won't see him again. So, come on, GET A LIFE AND STOP COMPLAINING ABOUT THIS GREAT "NEIGHBOR MESSAGE."

  • SpamAlert Hates being spammed

    Do you think they offer salmon croquettes? And mixed collards and mustard greens?

4 days ago

Updated 31 hours ago

E.B.Rogers Park Needs More Authors To Fight Trolls!

E.B. Rogers Park Does Not Generate Enough Comments To Justify Site Because Trolls Use Cyber-Bully Tactics And Electronically Harrass Too Many Rogers Park, And Edgewater Residents! Shame On You Trolls! Blessed Be!

  • Witch God King of Death,Sorcery,Necromancy,Shadow,Sith

    Rogers Park We As 1 Community Are Stronger Than The Trolls! We Came Up Short Authoring Threads But If We Keep Trying We Can Accomplish The 100 Thread Goal! Blessed Be!

  • Witch God King of Death,Sorcery,Necromancy,Shadow,Sith

    Good Morning E.B. Rogers Park! We Came Up Short But If We Keep Trying We Will Author Enough Threads Daily To Weaken The Trolls! Blessed Be!

4 days ago

Updated 34 hours ago

CMSA Students Win Big last weekend!

As we all reflected on Dr. King's legacy and the work he committed to addressing inequality, racism, and discrimination, it's important that we not forget about his vision of the "beloved community" and the role it would play in further generating necessary change throughout our nation.
Two of our CMSA students, Sidney Hunt and Ololade Taiwo, wrote brilliant poems that reflect on Dr. King's vision of "beloved community" that won first place and runner-up in Roosevelt University's Auditorium Theatre's "Too...

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As we all reflected on Dr. King's legacy and the work he committed to addressing inequality, racism, and discrimination, it's important that we not forget about his vision of the "beloved community" and the role it would play in further generating necessary change throughout our nation.
Two of our CMSA students, Sidney Hunt and Ololade Taiwo, wrote brilliant poems that reflect on Dr. King's vision of "beloved community" that won first place and runner-up in Roosevelt University's Auditorium Theatre's "Too Hot to Handel" student poetry competition. Their poetry submissions were two of hundreds of submissions from students throughout CPS. This was also the first year that both the first place and runner-up winners came from the same school!
Sidney and Ololade had the honor of performing their poems at the Saturday and Sunday "Too Hot to Handel: Jazz Gospel Messiah" performances at the Auditorium theatre for audiences of over 2,400 people, and their poems are currently on display in the theatre.

42 hours ago

Updated 35 hours ago

  • mclnoh RE Broker & Photographer

    Posted on EveryBlock....By Suzanne Devane

    The following is the agenda for tomorrow's candidate forum. I've added as a co-moderator a woman who is a leader on Joe's PB Committee who also happens to be a leader in the Ward's Republican organization. I'm still hoping Joe will end up participating so...

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    Posted on EveryBlock....By Suzanne Devane

    The following is the agenda for tomorrow's candidate forum. I've added as a co-moderator a woman who is a leader on Joe's PB Committee who also happens to be a leader in the Ward's Republican organization. I'm still hoping Joe will end up participating so the voters in the 49th get a chance to determine firsthand which of the two candidates is the best man for the job.

    Sunday, January 25, 2015 -- 3:00 to 4:30 pm
    Loyola Park Field House
    Co-Moderators:
    Suzanne Devane
    Colleen Roberts
    ***
    Welcome & Forum Format
    Candidate Opening Remarks (3 minutes per candidate)
    Candidate Perspective on his Qualifications for the Job (3 minutes per candidate)
    Discussion on the Incumbent’s Record (10 minutes)
    Discussion on Issues Facing Chicago (5 minutes)
    Discussion on Issues Facing Rogers Park (5 minutes)
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    Focus on the Issues (10 minutes each)
    Education & Schools
    Public Safety
    Business and Neighborhood Development
    City Budget
    Participatory Budgeting
    ***
    Other Issues (as time allows)
    ***
    Closing Remarks on the Candidate's Goals – The 4-Year Game Plan
    (3 minutes per candidate)

  • Non-parisian? Quelle horreur!

6 days ago

Updated 37 hours ago

Seen a ghost? Angel? Saint? Want to tell a journalist about it?

Hi!

I am reporter and Masters journalism student.

I am working on a story concerning the experiences by some who say they have seen or have encountered supernatural spirits (ghosts, holy beings, saints, etc).

Does this apply to you? Would you be willing to tell me about your encounter(s)?

Any help would be appreciated. I am working on deadline.

If your interview is used, it would be published on a Chicago news website.

Please contact me for more information.

Thank you!

  • Witch God King of Death,Sorcery,Necromancy,Shadow,Sith

    Good Evening Jack How Are You! Would You Please Be So Kind As To Tell Us Your Athiest View Of The After-Life And Where Does The Spirit And Soul Go After Death!Blessed Be!

  • Witch God King of Death,Sorcery,Necromancy,Shadow,Sith

    Greetings Rogers Park, Under Shadow Magic Law The Spirit Is The Vessel That Encloses The Soul! Witches Believe Your Shadow Which Is Your Spirit Spiritually Records From The Spirit World Into World Our Life And Is A Witness To Everything We Do! A Shadow Magician Can Invoke And Evoke A Person's Spirit To Confess All It Has Seen And Done! Blessed Be!

3 days ago

Updated 43 hours ago

Meter Parking on Morse

In the past 3 wks, twice the parking meter station east of the el and just east of Albertos and Act One on the North side of Morse, has not been functional. At that location, It is suggested that you find a "nearby" parking meter station. There are no other stations within that 1 block area in which to pay. Who is servicing this meter? How can I be assured that I won't have to hunt down a meter over a block away from this station to get a sticker for my windshield.

  • There was no reason for it.

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 50 + years

    rogerparker, some of us know Sheila. We're not all as young and agile as you apparently are. Keep such comments to yourself unless you know whereof you speak.

2 days ago

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Jan 03

Updated 2 days ago

Lost cat East Rogers Park

Please help find male black cat

2 days ago

2 days ago

Property rentals provided by Trulia

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Stolen Packages

Be advised that someone is stealing packages left outside of buildings, or in unsecured front entrances. Granted, choosing the "No Signature Needed" option is a convenience, but not when somebody walks off with your deliveries from UPS, etc.

  • Back in December on a weekday around 11am, I observed 3 teenagers, african american male, remove a package from a home on the south side of Touhy just west of Ridge. They walked a few doors down and ducked into a vestibule to open it. I called 911 at the...

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    Back in December on a weekday around 11am, I observed 3 teenagers, african american male, remove a package from a home on the south side of Touhy just west of Ridge. They walked a few doors down and ducked into a vestibule to open it. I called 911 at the point they picked it up, and was giving detailed descriptions of them as they were opening it. They split before the police arrived; the box was an Amazon box but contained items they weren't interested in. Not sure if the police apprehended them but I had to try. This type of crime angers me and I'm sorry for those who have been victims.

  • 60660Gal loves Edgewater,

    Packages can be big, bulky heavy or a combo of those 3. Having them delivered to an alternate address then means those of us without a vechicle have to deal with getting back to our place. Not a lot of fun when the package is 40 lbs and its snowing out!

2 days ago

Follow up on networking with neighbors

.Overwhelmed a few weeks ago on the response to a lost pet, I offered an additional resource of my quickly growing nonprofit community radio station. A local nurse and yoga therapist responded, and tomorrow she will be talking about yoga, wellness and fibromyalgia. Come and join in the show tomorrow at 11am at que4.org. the invitation remains to anyone doing something positive for the community. No cost, just you talking about something or someone doing something for the community. These are supposed to be the people's airwaves. Q4 is leading that revolution.

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