Nov 18

Updated 1 hour ago

Aldermanic Debates?

Good heavens there is a lot of banter on this forum about our local ward politics. In the weeks or months leading up to the city elections, are there any scheduled formal debates between the candidates? If not, there should be! A lot of people speak for the candidates but it would be wonderful to hear from them in person.

  • Suzanne Devane Ward 49 Republican Committeeman

    Joe -- Interesting history!

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    Suzanne, I'll bet you wish you had challenged Susanne Atanus' petitions.

May 20

Updated 3 hours ago

Cermak grocer on Ridge and Pratt?

Does anyone know when they are scheduled to open?

  • Seems to be go time for Cermak soon, EB neighbors! I am not discouraged anymore...they had a job fair yesterday and today. I can't wait to find out when their Grand Opening will be.

  • We won't know what the new Cermak store will be like until we walk in, but base on a number of interviews, news articles and other web sources, it looks like their current strategy to differentiate themselves from other Chicago grocery chains is to offer a diverse ethnic mix of...

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    We won't know what the new Cermak store will be like until we walk in, but base on a number of interviews, news articles and other web sources, it looks like their current strategy to differentiate themselves from other Chicago grocery chains is to offer a diverse ethnic mix of goods. Their latest store in Milwaukee may set the pattern: it's strong on a wide variety of ethnic foods from Polish to Mexican. Given the huge diversity of the neighborhoods near the Ridge location, I'd bet that our new Cermak will try to appeal to Southeast Asian, Eastern European and Latin American tastes, in particular.

45 hours ago

Updated 8 hours ago

2431 Community Meeting - Tuesday November 25th

Tuesday November 25th - 2431 Community Meeting for residence in the boundaries of Lunt Ave to Pratt Ave and Clark St. to Lake Michigan. It will be at St. Jerome's Parish Hall from 7 pm to 8 pm. Officers will NOT be present. Come out and meet your neighbors, and bring your questions and ideas on how to improve the beat! We need to work together to keep our beat safe and friendly!! Hope to see you all there!!

2 days ago

Updated 8 hours ago

CAPS Beat 2422 November Meeting

The CAPS meeting for Beat 2422 will be Tuesday, November 25, 7 PM at Willye White Park facility at 1610 W Howard. The police will be attending this meeting to hear your concerns, give stats, and provide any updates they have on previous issues.

If you have any new issue that needs to be listed - please bring it to the meeting or email me with concerns if you can't attend. On the flip side, if you have noticed any positive change, please mention it. We all live here and we're all trying to make it a safe neighborhood.

I hope to see you Tuesday and have a safe, warm and happy Thanksgiving holiday.

Toni
Beat 2422

6 days ago

Updated 19 hours ago

  • Joe Lake Facebook, Twitter, Klout, EveryBlock, Yahoo Groups

    Link above has the final candidate filings through Nov. 24, 2014.

  • Joe Lake Facebook, Twitter, Klout, EveryBlock, Yahoo Groups

    Candidates filing in the 49th Ward for the Feb. 24, 2015 election: Six.

34 hours ago

"Getting Ready to Stop Smoking"

Loyola University, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing students are presenting a six part interdisciplinary health education series at the new Heartland Health Center-Devon, 1300 West Devon. The sixth session, "Getting Ready to Stop Smoking" will be presented on Tuesday, November 25, 2014, from 1pm -2pm.. The event is free. Light snacks will be served. All are welcome.

2 days ago

Updated 35 hours ago

St. Baldricks Jarvis square?

Hi guys,
Last year after seeing St. Baldrick event in Jarvis square I decided to commit myself to doing this for March 2015? I'm wondering if the event has been made final dates yet? I'm going stir crazy with my hair long as it is and I want it gone so sooner the better I know the date for 2015 more I am deal with the final yard.

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

in defense of weeds.

so, i have learned more than i wanted to know about the chicago "weed" ordinance. i deny that i am or was in violation of the ordinance.

as i understand it, one key provision is that weeds are "untended", and then gives a couple arbitrary heights, and says anything over 4' must be cut back in the winter. no specific species are mentioned, and it is up to the discretion of the hearing officer, who may or may not know...

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so, i have learned more than i wanted to know about the chicago "weed" ordinance. i deny that i am or was in violation of the ordinance.

as i understand it, one key provision is that weeds are "untended", and then gives a couple arbitrary heights, and says anything over 4' must be cut back in the winter. no specific species are mentioned, and it is up to the discretion of the hearing officer, who may or may not know anything about wildflowers or native food plants.
i deny that i am or was in violation of the ordinance.
yes, many native plants have sprung up on my farm. yes, i let a lot of them grow, thrive and even seed.
BUT, nothing is allowed to stay unless it serves a purpose.
i do weed my weeds.
i eat my weeds.
i feed my weeds to my critters.

so, if i can eat it, i let it grow. if it makes an edible seed, i let it grow.
if pollinators frequent it, i let it grow.
if birds eat the seeds, i let it grow.

we harvested 2 kinds of mustard for human use.
we harvested a couple bushels of amaranth.
green corp kids harvested 4 big burlap bags of poor mans pepper, and a large pile of lambs quarters. (which grow beyond the arbitrary height of 4')

my chickens have feasted on an armload of fresh weeds 3-4 times a week since spring. their favorites gets sorted out where they are out of place.
when something threatens a crop, i pull it out.

read more-https://www.facebook.com/MoahsArk/posts/774485855906429

Nov 17

Updated 3 days ago

The Alderman's Senior Citizen Services Links on the 49th ward Web Page are Very Very Old

So, my next door neighbor is 81 years old and is need of some services. He has finally admitted he could use some help. So I went over to his house today with my laptop to sign him up for some help. I thought I should start locally, so I went to Alderman Moore's 49th Ward Web Page under the "Senior Citizens" tab. Guess what. This page hasn't been updated in four years.

Here is what I found:

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So, my next door neighbor is 81 years old and is need of some services. He has finally admitted he could use some help. So I went over to his house today with my laptop to sign him up for some help. I thought I should start locally, so I went to Alderman Moore's 49th Ward Web Page under the "Senior Citizens" tab. Guess what. This page hasn't been updated in four years.

Here is what I found:

1. The Senior Citizen 'Medical ID Program" page is "not found" when you click on the link. No luck there.
2. The "HRail Program" is supposedly something run by the Rogers Park Community Council - the name listed on the Alderman's website - changed over to "Northside Community Resources" in 2012, and is listed as run by someone named Cathie Bazzon, who left the organization three years ago. No luck there.
3. The Senior Citizen Exemption Program - I have a PHD and can't make heads or tails out of this link.
4. A "Benefits Check up" which after 45 minutes of clicking buttons told us absolutely nothing.

Summary: If you are a senior citizen in the 49th Ward you are screwed. I called a social worker friend of mine and told her what I was trying to do. When I told her about my experience with Alderman Joe Moore's website, she wasn't surprised at my lack of knowledge. She gave me some real resources for accessing services for Rogers Park Seniors and none of them are on Alderman Joe Moore's website because he is so disconnected from real people. I learned some aldermen have a full time staffer working on senior issues and concerns AND have up to date website information for them.

Alderman Moore: Update your senior services links. They are useless

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    Mike, pay attention. I was responding to "Spot" whose comment was later removed by the moderators.

  • Yeah Mike! Helen mumbled "Paytenshion!"

4 days ago

Senior Holiday Cookie Decorating Workshop

The 24th CPD District and The Peterson Garden Project are hosting a Senior Holiday Cookie Decorating Workshop on December 18th. It's going to be at the Broadway Armory Second Floor at 5917 N. Broadway from 10 am to 12 pm. Come out and meet other Seniors and have some fun!!! This will be a great Holiday event!

Nov 15

Updated 5 days ago

psa-

expanding urban agriculture is the OFFICIAL POLICY of the city of chicago.
so, why is joe moore not leading on this? why is the city crawling all over me? why cant i even find out how many complaints/complainers to the alderman's office, and to 311, there even are?
and how will i ever have a clue whether people are happy if i have no idea who they are?

if you are one of the complainers, do you have the decency...

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expanding urban agriculture is the OFFICIAL POLICY of the city of chicago.
so, why is joe moore not leading on this? why is the city crawling all over me? why cant i even find out how many complaints/complainers to the alderman's office, and to 311, there even are?
and how will i ever have a clue whether people are happy if i have no idea who they are?

if you are one of the complainers, do you have the decency to discuss this (sanely) here? if there were to be a public meeting, would you attend?

i am at a real loss how to make peace when i have no right to face my accusers, or even know how many of them there are. the only solution the alderman wants to see is to build a big fence. how do i share and educate from behind a big fence? how does this bit of green space benefit the neighborhood from behind a big fence?
why should the people who love it be punished?

  • Olgasdottir Long time Rogers Park gardener

    Because of the "junk" on Mo's farm (wood chips, leaf mold piles, extra plants) I have the healthiest soil I've had in years due to her generosity, trundling back and forth with my little wheelbarrow. There is nothing more dangerous there than in any garden or farm anywhere. Joe want...

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    Because of the "junk" on Mo's farm (wood chips, leaf mold piles, extra plants) I have the healthiest soil I've had in years due to her generosity, trundling back and forth with my little wheelbarrow. There is nothing more dangerous there than in any garden or farm anywhere. Joe want to do something about dangerous home businesses? All up and down Mo's alley, from the train tracks to Ridge, there are junk dealers, home car repair, and people selling alley space as off-street parking, not to mention the drug dealing and prostitution. I like "pretty" gardens too. But I love Moah's Ark-- I walk through it nearly every day just to breathe in the green. Mo is in trouble because she talked back.

  • kicking dan murphy off the place was prolly where it went over the edge.
    i was told he was getting pressure from "downtown" because of the 311 calls.
    like joe moore couldnt have called "downtown", explained the situation, and chilled all this out.

Nov 15

Updated 6 days ago

does anyone feel safe here?

So my girlfriend and I moved into our first apartment together about six months or so ago. On Sherwin. The apartment is great, the price is great and it's near public transit and everything seemed perfect. Until our first night.
After unloading our last load we took a little walk around dusk. We notice a bag dropped in some bushes (we didn't touch or even go near it) and are then confronted by someone insisting we were the people supposed...

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So my girlfriend and I moved into our first apartment together about six months or so ago. On Sherwin. The apartment is great, the price is great and it's near public transit and everything seemed perfect. Until our first night.
After unloading our last load we took a little walk around dusk. We notice a bag dropped in some bushes (we didn't touch or even go near it) and are then confronted by someone insisting we were the people supposed to pick it up, and we better do what we gotta do. Needless to say this exchange terrified my girl and shook me a little too. And that was day one. Subsequent days have seen gun shots and other terrible things. And then last month a woman was robbed and assaulted in my building. My lady has since moved out and refuses to come over without me, or even after dark. They changed the lights and locks but what good does that do when we share an alley area with another building with a door that is always propped open? Not too sure what the purpose of this post is, other than to see if anyone feels the same. Most days this place is great and wonderful and feels perfect. Then the nightmares come. And too often.

  • d3 NOH

    'Loyola is vastly different than the jarvis and Howard red line areas.'

    In terms of crime, Morse is vastly different than Loyola, too.

  • Normally I do not respond to anything said on a blog network. For each has his/her own opinion and entitled to such. However, to make a statement such as " Those individuals who have been incarcerated in this country have done something VERY VERY wrong to merit their respective "time...

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    Normally I do not respond to anything said on a blog network. For each has his/her own opinion and entitled to such. However, to make a statement such as " Those individuals who have been incarcerated in this country have done something VERY VERY wrong to merit their respective "time outs" from society" is just not true by any stretch of the imagination. There are many people that have been the victims of these so-called time-outs from society that have done little else but be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Also, more than a few have been victimized by unscrupulous law enforcement practices such as planting evidence. If you think this doesn't happen, then you just don't want to know. Don't take this as an indictment on all law enforcement. A few bad apples is not representative of the whole barrel. I also fully understand that many of the time-outs are well deserved. Including each and every one of mine. However, it's funny (not really) how the invisible becomes very visible as you change the ethnic walk of life. Unfortunately few are able to sit back and take a deeper look from every lens possible. It' very difficult to see the reality of the life you never have to live.

6 days ago

Updated 6 days ago

found iphone

i found an iphone on the ground west if the Rogers Park Metra station tonight. it appears to be in good shape. if you think you lost yours, contact me.

Nov 10

Updated 6 days ago

Senior Safety Seminar

The 24th District of the Chicago Police are hosting a Senior Safety Seminar on Thursday, Novermber 20th at 10 am. It is being held at Pottawattomie Park 7340 N. Rogers. This is part of the Senior Activity Group in the 24th District.

ComEd and the RTA as well as other vendors will be there to provide information that will assist Seniors with savings and travel training. Come out and see what they have to offer!

  • Seniors, all the seniors
    help me out, all you seniors
    let's talk about safety!

    (Props to Salt-N-Pepa)

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    Bumpity, bumpity bump

Nov 17

Dyman & Associates Risk Management Projects: Google Lease Navy Base for 60 Yrs

Read it here: http://dymanassociatesprojects.com/blog/google-lease-navy-base-for-60-yrs/

Google has secured the lease of a NASA airbase in San Francisco for 60 years, possibly to house their upcoming space-exploration vehicles and robotics research.

The agency's press release at Dyman & Associates Risk Management Projects (http://dymanassociatesprojects.com/) indicated that the lease, which will cost the tech giant $ 1.16 billion, is for " research, development, assembly and testing in the areas of space exploration, aviation, rover/robotics and other emerging technologies".

NASA Administrator Chris Bolden said, "As...

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Read it here: http://dymanassociatesprojects.com/blog/google-lease-navy-base-for-60-yrs/

Google has secured the lease of a NASA airbase in San Francisco for 60 years, possibly to house their upcoming space-exploration vehicles and robotics research.

The agency's press release at Dyman & Associates Risk Management Projects (http://dymanassociatesprojects.com/) indicated that the lease, which will cost the tech giant $ 1.16 billion, is for " research, development, assembly and testing in the areas of space exploration, aviation, rover/robotics and other emerging technologies".

NASA Administrator Chris Bolden said, "As NASA expands its presence in space, we are making strides to reduce our footprint here on Earth." He added that the agency wants "to invest taxpayer resources in scientific discovery, technology development and space exploration – not in maintaining infrastructure no longer needed."

Read for more related topics @ http://dymanassociatesprojects.com/blog/

Nov 05

Updated Nov 17

"Pissed 'Em All Off"

A local candidate for alderman got his and his supporter's way last night when the electorate voted the incumbent governor out of office. Bruce Rauner will be our next governor. What are your thoughts?

  • Mark (on Huron) (Happy neighbor, Official candidate, IL. St. Rep)

    I do stand corrected, IL's unemployment has recently dropped and we're placed #34 of 50. State income tax is one of the better things we've got going on; regardless, there's a reason why people and companies are fleeing this state. Only NJ beats us in exodus.The elephant in the room...

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    I do stand corrected, IL's unemployment has recently dropped and we're placed #34 of 50. State income tax is one of the better things we've got going on; regardless, there's a reason why people and companies are fleeing this state. Only NJ beats us in exodus.The elephant in the room is that this is one horribly run state. The guys behind the wheel are all DEMS (gov., State House, State Senate, 50 of 50 Alderman, mayor). As a former DEM, I don't bash nor hate DEMS, the observation I am making is that when a state is run by a single party and the state is suffering, bring in the other team. Let's have some competition in politics. My prediction is that Rauner is going to turn this state around. Let's give the new team a chance. DEMS had their chance, let's see how the new guys get the ball into the end zone. I mean...if our QB continues to fail to throw TD's, let's bring in a new guy!! :)

  • Over half of Illinois' governors have been Republicans. The last one went to jail. Rauner is an Illinois big politics insider; he's been playing the machine game along with all the other boys and girls for years. Don't count on him being a Messiah.

Nov 17

Joe Moore Announcement Tonight

I'm writing to remind you of tonight's big event at the Heartland Cafe.

I'm announcing my plan to run for re-election as your alderman and I want you to be a part of it, whether you're a longtime supporter, a previous foe, or new to the neighborhood and want to learn more about me.

The event takes place TONIGHT (Monday, November 17th), 6:30 p.m. (free food and refreshments), 7:15 p.m. (announcement) at the Heartland Cafe, 7000 N. Glenwood (at Lunt)....

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I'm writing to remind you of tonight's big event at the Heartland Cafe.

I'm announcing my plan to run for re-election as your alderman and I want you to be a part of it, whether you're a longtime supporter, a previous foe, or new to the neighborhood and want to learn more about me.

The event takes place TONIGHT (Monday, November 17th), 6:30 p.m. (free food and refreshments), 7:15 p.m. (announcement) at the Heartland Cafe, 7000 N. Glenwood (at Lunt).

It's a coming together of our wonderfully diverse community. I'll review the last few years and offer my vision for the future of the 49th Ward and city.

Please come enjoy fellowship with your fellow neighbors and hear what I have to say. I would very much enjoy seeing you.

Nov 17

"Questions to Ask Your Primary Provider About New Medications"

Loyola University, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing students are presenting a six part interdisciplinary health education series at the new Heartland Health Center-Devon, 1300 West Devon. The fifth session, "Questions to Ask Your Primary Care Provider About New Medications" will be presented on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 from 1pm to 2pm. The event is free. Light snacks will be served. All are welcome.

Nov 13

Updated Nov 17

Follow Me on Friday to Philly's Best, SP Kebab, VZN Eye Care and Hops and Grape

Follow Me on Friday to celebrate the opening of three new businesses and the revitalization of the commercial spaces in the building at the northwest corner of Pratt and Sheridan (6800-16 N. Sheridan).

Join me this Friday, November 14th, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., as I welcome to Rogers Park Philly's Best Sports Bar, VZN Eye Care, and Hops and Grapes. They are joining SP Kebab and Carmine's Beauty Salon as co-tenants in the building owned by Marc Realty....

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Follow Me on Friday to celebrate the opening of three new businesses and the revitalization of the commercial spaces in the building at the northwest corner of Pratt and Sheridan (6800-16 N. Sheridan).

Join me this Friday, November 14th, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., as I welcome to Rogers Park Philly's Best Sports Bar, VZN Eye Care, and Hops and Grapes. They are joining SP Kebab and Carmine's Beauty Salon as co-tenants in the building owned by Marc Realty.

Since acquiring the mixed-use property in 2005, Marc Realty transformed what was once was a source of crime and disorder into a neighborhood asset, with quality affordable apartment living and a mix of commercial businesses that provide first-rate services and amenities.

Stop by each of the businesses Friday night and enjoy complimentary food and/or drink and check out all their wonderful products and services.

For more information on this event and my "Follow Me on Friday" events in general, read my comments below.

  • Tremaine Can't vote for Quinn. My conscience won't let me.

    "Shut 'em Down Saturday!" Hahahahahahaha!!!

  • JCV My head hurts.

    Thank you Maureen for your wonderful contribution to the discussion.

Nov 15

Updated Nov 17

Alderman Moore to Host Workshop on Grants for Artists

If you are an individual artist or involved with a non-profit organization with an arts and culture mission, you might be interested in an upcoming FREE workshop for Cultural Grant Program applicants conducted by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE). The workshop will be held this Wednesday, November 19th, 6:00 p.m. at the Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse.

As Chairman of the City Council Committee on Special Events, Cultural Affairs and Recreation, I'm committed to making...

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If you are an individual artist or involved with a non-profit organization with an arts and culture mission, you might be interested in an upcoming FREE workshop for Cultural Grant Program applicants conducted by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE). The workshop will be held this Wednesday, November 19th, 6:00 p.m. at the Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse.

As Chairman of the City Council Committee on Special Events, Cultural Affairs and Recreation, I'm committed to making sure the 49th Ward gets its fair share of City funding for arts and culture. As a result, for the very first time, DCASE will present a cultural grants workshop here in Rogers Park to better reach and support artists from Chicago's far north side!

I am sponsoring this workshop with the Rogers Park Arts Alliance, the Rogers Park Business Alliance and the Mayne Stage.

To register for the workshop, visit:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dcase-grant-application-assistance-workshop-tickets-13995883063

Director of the Grants Program for DCASE, Allyson Esposito, will lend her expertise to those seeking grant funding from either the Individual Artists Program or the CityArts Program. She will review updates to grant guidelines and review criteria, and provide tips and guidance to help applicants to prepare the strongest, most competitive applications possible. There will also be time available for one-on-one questions for the DCASE Team.

After the workshop, The Mayne Stage's Act One Café will be open for attendees who wish to stay and meet with each other and members of the Rogers Park Arts Alliance.

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    Crinedel, you argue that "funding the arts is not a function of government" but I would argue that it is. The Constitution states "Congress shall have Power To...
    provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States. I firmly believe that the arts are part of that general welfare. Most if not all civilized societies provide government funding of the arts.

  • Tremaine Can't vote for Quinn. My conscience won't let me.

    Crinedel, you're right!

Nov 16

Updated Nov 17

Homicides & Shootings

Our Fear-monitors Don Gordon (Rogers Park) and his buddy Joe Lake (DesPlaines) have posted the latest fear statistics in case you are interested. Gordon, who still wants to be a Chicago alderman, and Lake who claims to be a "Crusader for Justice" from DesPlaines have reposted Chicago Tribune fear data at https://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/groups/Gordon2015/

Warning - some of the language there isn't appropriate for children or more sensitive readers.

Nov 17

Does anyone know if Jane Byrne's funeral procession will go up Sheridan Road?

She is supposed to be buried at Calvary Cemetery in Evanston. I'm trying to find out if the funeral procession will go up Sheridan or Clark Street to the cemetery.

Nov 16

Updated Nov 17

Howard block off

Police had Howard at blocked off from Popeyes to (?) around 8:30 tonight, does anyone know what for?

Nov 15

Updated Nov 16

Disappointing Treatment of Valet Service By Chicago PD

While dining at the Mayne Stage Friday night and outside while a member of my party was smoking, we were very disappointed to see Chicago PD pull behind and be quite nasty to the Valet service because he had to keep one car double parked WITH hazards on for no more than a few minutes while he was parking another car. What's even better is that a passerby had to go up to the squad car to tell him there...

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While dining at the Mayne Stage Friday night and outside while a member of my party was smoking, we were very disappointed to see Chicago PD pull behind and be quite nasty to the Valet service because he had to keep one car double parked WITH hazards on for no more than a few minutes while he was parking another car. What's even better is that a passerby had to go up to the squad car to tell him there was a man laying on the ground on the corner by the "L" bleeding from his head. Chicago PD was very cocky back to the passerby saying "he didn't hear it on his radio" but he did leave to investigate the man on the ground. Of course cause while real crime is going on the Valet service was being chewed for doing nothing wrong. Don't get me wrong Chicago PD does a phenomenal job and the neighborhood has thankfully been VERY quiet lately but the treatment of the valet service was wrong. Not sure who they wanted the valet to park more than one car at a time.

  • So this Cop wasn't a psychic and didn't know that an injured man needed his assistance?

    That's all you got?

    You experienced one moment in time. How do you know that the Cop hadn't been dealing with MS Valet blocking the street on a continuous basis? A few minutes here and a few minutes there add up and neighbors do complain.

    I'm no fan boy of CPD but got to admit they are pretty much damned if they do and damned if they don't in this City.

  • Delmer Fudge silly in a serious way

    Yeah, that's kind of how it goes when the violence gets out of control. We get peeved watching them hassle people doing no obvious wrong. MS Valet is parking cars, not selling drugs. Maybe they should get the drug task force to come down on them hard anyway.

    Don't thank the police too loudly for curbing violence recently. The temperature drop probably had just as much to do with that as anything else.

Nov 13

Updated Nov 14

  • Jackal.

  • Mother Olson Watchful mother.

    Oh dear. Let's rejoice that our watering hole is once again available for the consumption of libations!!! I know a few sticky wickets who are going to be slipping off the bar stools soon!

Nov 08

Updated Nov 13

La Colombe

Anyone know if there's an opening date for the La Colombe opening at Clark/Foster? Looks like they're almost done with the inside...

  • JCV My head hurts.

    Looks like it is moving forward pretty quickly. Don't know the exact date but I'm looking forward to a place to counteract the effects of a few Belgian ales at the Hopleaf soon.

  • The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce added a post to their Facebook page today that La Colombe will open tomorrow, Friday 11/14....

    https://www.facebook.com/andersonville
    "HUGE week in the neighborhood for business openings - Notre Shop opens tonight (Thursday, November 13th) at 7:00 pm, tomorrow is the opening of Andersonville Antiques at 5245...

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    The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce added a post to their Facebook page today that La Colombe will open tomorrow, Friday 11/14....

    https://www.facebook.com/andersonville
    "HUGE week in the neighborhood for business openings - Notre Shop opens tonight (Thursday, November 13th) at 7:00 pm, tomorrow is the opening of Andersonville Antiques at 5245 N. Clark (the former Landmark space) AND the opening of the La Colombe coffee shop at Clark & Foster. Be sure to stop in and welcome our new neighbors to Clark Street!"

    Address and hours are now listed on La Colombe's website:

    http://www.lacolombe.com/cafes?city=2

  • JP

    Great coffee

Nov 12

Updated Nov 13

The Polkaholics Live this Saturday night at the Red Line Tap

The Red Line Tap Presents
www.facebook.com/redlinetap

Saturday, November 15th at 9 pm
The Polkaholics 17th Anniversary Show
http://chicagopolkaholics.com/
With
The Blue Ribbon Glee Club
https://www.facebook.com/blueribbongleeclub
$5 Adv / $7 Door
Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/833562

The Red Line Tap
7006 N. Glenwood
Chicago, IL 60626
www.redlinetap.com

  • Mac I complain on EB on the regular.

    I'd rather follow the polkahalics on Saturday.

  • AMLC of Chicago

    I consider this a public service announcement

Nov 12

Updated Nov 13

Parking Spot?

Looking for a parking spot near North Shore/Clark. Any help is appreciated! Thanks.

  • Vic neighbor

    Hi Sarah- We have one for rent right nearby. Please email me for details. Thanks, Vic

  • Thanks, Vic - I'm not sure I know how to do that via EveryBlock. I'm a newbie. Can someone help me out? Thanks.

  • Nevermind. We've taken care of the spot. Thanks anyway!

Nov 11

Updated Nov 13

Community Health Survey

The Loyola Community Nursing Center is conducting a community health needs assessment survey of the Rogers Park, Edgewater and Uptown communities. Would you please take a few minutes to click on the link below and complete the survey?

Here is a link to the electronic version of the survey for community members: http://goo.gl/forms/ChBUx5hqkq

Thank you very much for your time.

If you have questions about the survey, please call the Loyola Community Nursing Center at 773.508.3339

  • This might explain what you experienced with Google, FB and anything else: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/privacy-concerns/

    This survey has no questions that glean identifiable information in it whatsoever. I would say it's more confidential than a survey any company would send you to complete. The companies ask for things like emails and phone numbers, stores shopped, transaction numbers, etc. This survey will know less about me than the store I last shopped at.

  • Loyola University Community Nursing Center Promoting Community Health & Wellness

    Thank you to everyone who has participated. The survey will be open for a few more weeks. We encourage you participate and add your opinions.

Nov 10

Updated Nov 12

anyone know what they are filming on Howard?

Crew and actors are in front of Lost Eras.

  • Searching for Gorden.

    Did you mean Gordon?

    1,460,000 results

    Joe Lake

  • Dee On Newgard '92

    Becky, I "liked" you since you can't "like" yourself on EB. You're welcome. Two "likes."

Nov 11

Updated Nov 11

Parking spot

Hi all! I'm interested in renting a parking spot near Greenleaf/Paulina. Does anyone know of anything??
Thanks!

  • smithjohnsonjones Watching in disbelief.

    Try Hunter Properties. 773.477.7070 They have a bunch of buildings in the 'hood and occasionally have a parking spot come up.

Nov 06

Updated Nov 11

How is Joe Lake, resident of Desplaines Illinois able to post in this neighborhood?

It it dishonest to post in neighborhoods that one doesn't live in and pose as a resident? Does Rogers Park have a suburban troll problem?

  • i think that "scorecard" is ridiculous.
    why is it a bad thing for an alderman to agree with the duly elected mayor just because he is "unpopular"?
    talk about lies and statistics.

  • daveP been around awhile

    Gotta make that clout with the new mayor somehow.

    yes sir! right away sir! how shall i vote sir!

Nov 10

Updated Nov 10

"Healthy Food is the Best Medicine"

Loyola University, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing students are presenting a six part interprofessional health education series at the new Heartland Health Center-Devon, 1300 West Devon. The fourth session, "Healthy Food is the Best Medicine" will be presented by Dietetic Interns on Tuesday, November 11, 2014, starting at 1pm - 2pm. The event is free. Light snacks will be served. All are welcome.

Nov 10

Updated Nov 10

  • Joe Lake Facebook, Twitter, Klout, EveryBlock, Yahoo Groups

    Table 3: Voting Patterns. Aldermanic Agreement with Council Floor Leader--49th Ward Ald. Joe Moore, 97% 2011-2013 and 51% 2007-11.

Nov 09

Updated Nov 10

Parking spot

Hello neighbors--

Does anyone have any parking spots available? Covered or uncovered might be alright, depending on the price. I am near Sheridan and Lunt.

Please email me at Jennifer.watjen@gmail.com.

Thanks!

  • Meli Manak OFFICIAL ACCOUNT

    My neighbor whose on Sheridan and Lunt has one. I believe his address is 1220 w Lunt has a sign on the window stating available spots

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    If Meli's suggestion doesn't work out, check out the lot at the far east end of Lunt. I believe monthly parking is offered.

  • There is also a lot next to the old Morseland on Morse and Sheridan that rents monthly spots - might be worth checking out.

Nov 08

Updated Nov 10

The Red Line Tap Presents

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UPCOMING SHOW HI-LIGHTS:

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Friday 11.14.2014: Wrath / Blackcat Manor / Thunder Driver

Saturday 11.16.2014: The Polkaholics 17th Anniversary show with The Blue Ribbon Glee Club

Sunday 11.17.2014: Jazz with Mike Finnerty and The Heat Merchants

Tuesday 11.18.2014: The Mudflapps W/ The Appleseed Collective

Friday 11.21.2014: The Supersuckers / Black Actress / Death...

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THE RED LINE TAP PRESENTS
https://www.facebook.com/redlinetap
www.redlinetap.com

UPCOMING SHOW HI-LIGHTS:

TICKETS FOR OUR SHOWS CAN BE FOUND:
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/profile/74898

Sunday 11.9.2014: Frank Fairfield / Devil in a Woodpile / Old Lazarus’ Harp

Friday 11.14.2014: Wrath / Blackcat Manor / Thunder Driver

Saturday 11.16.2014: The Polkaholics 17th Anniversary show with The Blue Ribbon Glee Club

Sunday 11.17.2014: Jazz with Mike Finnerty and The Heat Merchants

Tuesday 11.18.2014: The Mudflapps W/ The Appleseed Collective

Friday 11.21.2014: The Supersuckers / Black Actress / Death and Memphis / DJ Bashert

Saturday 11.22.2014: Wussy / The Royal Pines / DJ Bashert

Sunday 11.23.2014: Jazz W/ Jimmy Bennington’s Colour and Sound

Friday 11.28.2014: White Mystery / Absolutely Not / BBU

Saturday 11.29.2014: Samadhi Vibe / Stranger / D. Bess

Thursday 12.4.2014: Mad Bread / Dead Horses

Sunday 12.7.2014: Glostik Willy / Funky Hot Grits

Thursday 12.11.2014: 28 North and friends

Wednesday 12.17.2014: The Bulletboys / Sleeze / Driven Under

Friday 1.9.2015: Skull Fist / Elm Street / Night Demon

Wanna Play the Red Line Tap?
From Punk to Funk and Everything In between, Here’s what we tend to book:
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Nov 09

Parking spot

Looking to rent a parking spot near Greenleaf/Paulina! Anyone know of anything??? Thanks!

Oct 05

Updated Nov 09

Spanish Conversation Group

Hi All~
We're meeting Monday, 10/6/2014, at the Heartland Cafe at 7:30 p.m.
Please join us for some light conversation to learn/practice.
Barbara

  • Dixie, I'm sorry but I'm afraid I spoke too soon. I'd still love to attend the Spanish group when I can, but except for December 8 and 29, I have Monday evening commitments through the end of the year. Thanks for organizing this and I hope it goes well.

  • Hi Joyce~

    Sorry to hear that you're unable to come to the group on Mondays. If the day we meet ever changes, I can let you know if you like.

    Thanks again for you interest!

Nov 07

Updated Nov 09

How many insults does it take to get booted from this forum?

RogersParkingSpot is testing the limits. Are there actually any moderators here? This would be a great community forum if some people weren't so vile.

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    Yeah, rogerparker, I just read your comment in my email notification. Inappropriate content how?

  • smithjohnsonjones Watching in disbelief.

    My "spirited" comment toward Helen (no more "mean" than others here, just more explicit) stayed up for at least 24 hours, but I still haven't been "booted". When you lay down in the waller with the pigs, eventually you'll get hauled off to slaughter like the rest of them.

Nov 09

Updated Nov 09

Man missing from West RP

A man with mental health issues has been reported missing from his West Rogers Park home, according to police.Police issued a missing person alert Saturday for Michael Dunagan, 19, who was last seen at his home about noon Friday.

Dunagan has bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and has psychotic tendencies, according to police. The man does not have a cellphone and has not previously been missing from his home for any extended period of time, police said.
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A man with mental health issues has been reported missing from his West Rogers Park home, according to police.Police issued a missing person alert Saturday for Michael Dunagan, 19, who was last seen at his home about noon Friday.

Dunagan has bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and has psychotic tendencies, according to police. The man does not have a cellphone and has not previously been missing from his home for any extended period of time, police said.
Dunagan, who is believed to be in the Uptown area, requires various medications, which he has not taken in almost 48 hours, police said.

He is described as a white Hispanic man, 5-feet-11, 150 pounds with brown hair and hazel eyes. He has a medium complexion and has a tattoo with the name "Millie" on his right arm.
He is believed to be wearing a black jacket with an electric company logo on the left chest area. He may also be wearing a Bulls baseball hat with a leather brim, police said. Link below has a pic.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-man-with-mental-health-issues-missing-20141108-story.html

Nov 07

Updated Nov 08

Be Aware Neighbors!

My husband and I seen 2 black teenagers in our neighbors yard.. We questioned them what were they doing in yard and they didn't answer. I came in and called 911.
They were both on bikes. One was wearing a blue vest with dark hoodie.
Other red pants and grey hoodie.
Police came. But they were long gone. This was about 3:15pm @ Estes & Wolcott

  • PTM DJ/MC

    Similar. Ashland & Greenleaf. Adult male on bike. Opened driveway gate, rode through tunnel to back courtyard. Then went to apt complex next door and rode through their parking area and open garages. Dialed 911 but it rang for a long time without an answer. Thank you.

  • Everything Seems I'm a douchebag, plain and simple

    You know, if you put a .50 Cal on your back porch that might keep them out of your back yard too.....

Nov 06

Updated Nov 08

  • Joe Lake Facebook, Twitter, Klout, EveryBlock, Yahoo Groups

    "[Jim] Allen said the calls had been traced to 224-649-5601. A reverse-phone number directory identified it as a suburban Northbrook landline.

  • DJM 25 yr. RP & Edgewater resident.

    Watch, some low-level campaign worker will be thrown to the wolves while the higher-ups will say he acted on his own initiative and they knew nothing about it. (this could be from either side, it's not clear who did it at this point)

  • Joe Lake Facebook, Twitter, Klout, EveryBlock, Yahoo Groups

    2014 IL. Governors Race Rebo-Calls: RoboGate? http://www.facebook.com/groups/1513496198936544

Nov 06

Updated Nov 07

Ald. Moore Sponsors Ordinances to Support and Expand Inspector General's Authority

I introduced two pieces of legislation at yesterday's City Council meeting that would support and expand Inspector General Joe Ferguson's authority and office.

The ordinances would provide the Inspector General a guaranteed budget of at least one-tenth of one percent of overall City spending and allow him to partner with state and federal law enforcement agencies so that he can participate in asset recovery on behalf of City taxpayers.

For copies of the ordinances, visit:

http://admin.epagecity.com/site/files/322/155751/511547/718313/Inspector_General_Guaranteed_Budget.pdf

http://admin.epagecity.com/site/files/322/155751/511547/718314/Inspector_General_Expansion_of_Authority.pdf

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I introduced two pieces of legislation at yesterday's City Council meeting that would support and expand Inspector General Joe Ferguson's authority and office.

The ordinances would provide the Inspector General a guaranteed budget of at least one-tenth of one percent of overall City spending and allow him to partner with state and federal law enforcement agencies so that he can participate in asset recovery on behalf of City taxpayers.

For copies of the ordinances, visit:

http://admin.epagecity.com/site/files/322/155751/511547/718313/Inspector_General_Guaranteed_Budget.pdf

http://admin.epagecity.com/site/files/322/155751/511547/718314/Inspector_General_Expansion_of_Authority.pdf

The Inspector General's current budget constitutes approximately one-tenth of one percent of the Cities entire budget, but currently nothing prevents the Mayor or City Council from reducing that amount. My proposal would lock in that percentage as a 'budgetary floor" and thus protect the Inspector General's Office from retaliatory budget cuts imposed by current or future mayors or city councils.

I first proposed a budgetary floor for the Inspector General's Office back in 2009. Unfortunately, the proposal met with strong resistance from then-Mayor Richard Daley and remained stalled in committee.

I'm pleased to report that, unlike his predecessor, Mayor Emanuel supports my revived proposal. In addition, 17 aldermen have signed on as co-sponsors, including several influential committee chairs. Their support of the measure helps guarantee insuring its passage.

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

    Where is the specific aldermanic oversight clause? Let us see specific language

  • Bonzo Rogers Park Gorzonian Field Marshall

    Suzanne do you actually work for the Republican Party in the 49th Ward or do you spend all your time chatting on EveryBlock? You are a very chatty CommitteeMan and your multidimensional career experience in corporate and trade association government and public affairs for Fortune 500 companies must be absolutely...

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    Suzanne do you actually work for the Republican Party in the 49th Ward or do you spend all your time chatting on EveryBlock? You are a very chatty CommitteeMan and your multidimensional career experience in corporate and trade association government and public affairs for Fortune 500 companies must be absolutely exhausting. We should be thrilled that you spend so much time here with us nobodies sharing the dirt about our local elected officials. Did Craig tell you about the 45 second dry humping episode? I think it's just the sort of thing that you Republicans love knowing about all your Republican's little secret picadillos and shady affairs.

Aug 14

Updated Nov 07

Shots fired at Juneway & Paulina

At 10:30pm, police responded to multiple calls of a person shot at 1658 W Juneway.

Police report that the victim is a white male, 52 years-old, and his injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.

Witnesses report that the shots were fired from a white 4-door Chevy Impala, with Indiana license plate.

Police have located spent shell casings at 1721 W Juneway.

  • Jim A Sic Semper Canis

    d3--the officer in charge of troubled buildings is often at the CAPS meeting though I'm not sure if that will continue to be the case under the new CAPS format.Her name is Robin Popelka. If you want, you can ask Toni if Officer Popelka will be at the next meeting. I'll try to make the next meeting and ask about it if you can't. I think, but am not positive that 1656 is one of the Northpoint buildings, so there may be an avenue through Northpoint management as well.

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    1656 is NOT Northpoint, but the address may not be entirely accurate. And if it is, it may have just been out on the sidewalk in front of 1656. When I posted flyers over the weekend with the address of the polling place, the gate of the new fence at that courtyard building, 1646-56, was securely locked.

Mar 01 2012

Updated Nov 06

Pekin House Chinese Restaurant CLOSING!!!

After many many decades of sustaining the name of having the best egg roll in Chicago, we are sad to announce that our family restaurant will be closing this month. We would like to thank our loyal customers who have supported us throughout the years and we apologize for not having enough notice to inform you all. This is very sad for us and we would hate to give up such a historical establishment. Though we are leaving Devon at this moment but there might be a big possibility that we might open a small location in the near future in the neighborhood.

  • HollyHR Born at Edgewater Hospital, went to Stone School.

    DavidH, do you or does your dad still have the Sweet and Sour sauce recipe. We have been trying to make it for YEARS!

  • HollyHR Born at Edgewater Hospital, went to Stone School.

    Hi davidH. Any luck on the recipe?

Nov 04

Updated Nov 06

Helicopter & Police sirens

Near Bryn Mawr and there's a helicopter going round and round and then heard a bunch of sirens anyone hear what's going on?

Time 9:21pm

  • Ricky Coogin North Andersonville

    I recently read an article online about sirens and a firefighter commented that they have to run the sirens super loud since a lot of people simply will not move out of the way.

    The city ambulances are the ones that usually run loud, at least from my experience.

  • Trust me.. Siren decibel levels in the US is nowhere as high as they are in Europe.

Nov 05

Updated Nov 06

Dealing with a Rude Motorist

So, for the past few months, a certain car (in very poor condition with a smashed front bumper) has continued to park either in front or behind me whenever possible with their bumper touching mine. I have no idea whose car this is, but regardless if there's plenty of room (fire hydrant or end space, for example), tthey still press their

  • Emily I believe in Harvey Dent.

    Whoops, please ignore. Site wasn't cooperating when I made this attempt. Please see other post. Thanks!

Nov 03

Updated Nov 04

Statement of Kelly Tarrant, Assistant Leg. Gen., Posted on Facebook Nov. 3, 2014.

Kelly Tarrant. "One of my responsibilities as a Assistant Legislative General is to attend committee meetings. Monday, November 3rd, was no different than any other day, except for the witless weapons Alderman Joe Moore hurled at me in front of my colleagues at the Committee on Rules & Ethics meeting in an attempt to humiliate me. In addition, as if that was not enough, after the meeting he called one person from our group over to the side and referred...

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Kelly Tarrant. "One of my responsibilities as a Assistant Legislative General is to attend committee meetings. Monday, November 3rd, was no different than any other day, except for the witless weapons Alderman Joe Moore hurled at me in front of my colleagues at the Committee on Rules & Ethics meeting in an attempt to humiliate me. In addition, as if that was not enough, after the meeting he called one person from our group over to the side and referred to me as a bit_h.
Professionalism aside Alderman Moore, I do not know you personally and you do not know me personally either. Your actions were inexcusable not only as an elected official but as a human being. Your use of profanity to launch an epithet confirms that your feeble brain knows no other words except those that are derogatory. You should be ashamed of yourself and I, as do all women in Chicago, expect an apology for that insulting and offensive characterization of me." Kelly Tarrant

  • Al I. Not Defender of Cartoon Cows

    I don't see her defending anybody. She seems to have paused reasonably and questioned the reported series of events.

    The more I read through this, I see that this Rogers Parking Spot is really on a roll here. Does not like any challenge to the narrative. A reasonable person would...

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    I don't see her defending anybody. She seems to have paused reasonably and questioned the reported series of events.

    The more I read through this, I see that this Rogers Parking Spot is really on a roll here. Does not like any challenge to the narrative. A reasonable person would discuss this. Not just call names and hide behind a pseudonym.

    But this doesn't really pass the sniff test for me and when we start asking questions we don't get answers, we just get accused that we are somehow "supporting" some specific abhorrent behavior.

    Craig and Joe Lake, you really probably cannot have a conversation with either of them. They just Hate The Alderman and anything that paints the alderman badly must be right. Now I've learned that Rogers Parking Spot (again, reminding me so much of another dear neighbor of ours) is of the same mode. It's a shame that RPS does not want to have a rational and reasonable discussion, but it is his loss and nobody else's.

    Jill, I hope you'll stick around and participate in other conversations here. I assume not, though. Your appearance for this single issue doesn't really suggest you've got anything invested in our neighborhood, or else I'm assuming you'd already be here and participating. But you could prove me wrong, I guess.

  • James B. Best neighbor evah

    I would think that the confidentiality rules would preclude an employee from commenting on a social media page about something that happened at work. Assuming all the disclaimers applied, and the employee was of course speaking as herself and not as a city employee, still pretty iffy, ethics-wise. Someone might want to look into that. I hope Kelly has a good lawyer.
    Otherwise, if it happened as stated, I still don't get the outrage.

Nov 04

Updated Nov 04

Late Night Sirens

There were a bunch of continuous late night sirens - Fire and CPD at maybe 5:30 am from the area of Clark street that woke me. Anybody know what happened??

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