8 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

CAPS Meeting, Thursday, April 24

The CAPS Meeting for Beats 2422, 2423, and 2424 is at 7:00 PM at Chicago Math and Science Academy, (CMSA) 7212 N Clark. Meet your beat officers, give input to problems and solutions and get any updates the officers are able to give you on issues. The Commander and the alderman will be at this meeting too, I believe. Don't know your beat? Find it by looking at the map here:
http://www.caps24.org/

  • NewToRp Native New York...new to RP.

    I will try to make this tomorrow. Thanks.

19 hours ago

Updated 9 hours ago

Firetrucks at Magnolia and Bryn Mawr

I was just walking home from work when I saw four firetrucks. Two were coming east on Ridge and to were northbound on Broadway. The two lead trucks nearly hit each other at the intersection!

Then a somewhat comical scene ensued wherein each driver was trying to wave-on the other driver. They figured it out eventually and all the trucks went to the building on the SE corner of Magnolia and Bryn Mawr.

At first they piled out and some...

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I was just walking home from work when I saw four firetrucks. Two were coming east on Ridge and to were northbound on Broadway. The two lead trucks nearly hit each other at the intersection!

Then a somewhat comical scene ensued wherein each driver was trying to wave-on the other driver. They figured it out eventually and all the trucks went to the building on the SE corner of Magnolia and Bryn Mawr.

At first they piled out and some began to hook up hoses to the fire hydrant. There were about 20 guys standing on the sidewalk on Bryn Mawr. I also saw one in the alley talking to a guy who was on a top floor balcony. Then they seemed to abandon the fire hydrant and instead one truck raised its latter to the roof of the building. I moved on at that point.

Just thought I'd report what I saw. I didn't see any smoke or anything so I'm not sure what's going on.

  • Michelle Edgewater Edgewater Resident: Love the neighborhood!

    Oops upside down photo. Oh well. Sorry.

  • Rob

    The photo being upside down completes the story.

  • My friend lives in that building. Something in the basement caught fire and was quickly put out. At least they managed that well Lol

Feb 10

Updated 33 hours ago

eta for edgewater/ uptown mariano's

does anyone have an eta on the edgewater/ uptown mariano's on sheridan and foster... i saw last week paint cans, and tarps over things as well as the signs for each asile gone but no actual work.. also there have been multiple electrician vans in the lot but i do not see any actual work going on... what is holding this up and when will this open finally

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

big boom?

Did a transformer just explode five mins ago? Sounded like north of Devon near Glenwood?

  • Chet 606 Rogers Park, NOHavana, CE

    Possibly:
    1. a dumpsters in the area that is being placed on the ground off the back of a truck
    2. a dump truck dropping its load then inching forward to release the back gate off the pile then BOOM. Surprising louder than expected
    3. heavy machinery depositing concrete pieces in an empty dumpster

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Bach House Open House

Tour Frank Lloyd Wright's Bach House on Sunday, April 27 before it opens to the public for paid tours. See details in the "photo."

  • John Versical condo president / retail marketing educator

    Hope I can make it to this!

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    Dory, I doubt that anyone here can answer your question. I just posted the notice I found on the Bach House Facebook page. You can try to reach someone there.

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

RP restaurant delivery options

Any recs for good restaurants that deliver? I tend to order from the same places and would like to try some new places.

  • butter crust from nueva is awesome.

  • Chet 606 Rogers Park, NOHavana, CE

    At this point I'm more interested in meeting Craig than the food. Craig, do you deliver NOH say this Thursday 24 Apr ~6:30PM?

3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Police taped off area around Rosehill & Hermitage

I just went for a run and saw that police had taped off the alley behind an apartment complex at Rosehill and Hermitage. There were cops all over the place and I was wondering if anyone knew what happened.

4 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Police closing off Pratt at Clark and Ashland

Looks like police are blocking off Pratt between Clark and Ashland. Is something going on in the neighborhood?

  • Julie Lifelong Rogers Parker

    Is St Jerome's doing the Stations of the Cross? It is Good Friday.

  • KMQ Firmly entrenched in Rogers' Park

    Ah...okay...thanks everyone.

6 days ago

Celebrate Neighborhood Public Schools in Edgewater

Reading & Writing Chicago Style II: Our Neighborhood Schools
– Then & Now

This fundraiser will support North Shore Kiwanis Club’s Local School Literacy Programs.

North Shore Kiwanis Club supports reading programs and an 8th grade essay contest at local schools, including Goudy, Hayt, Peirce, and Swift. All funds raised at this event will be used for these programs.

Our program will include presentations by Principals from neighborhood public schools in Andersonville and Edgewater as well as readings from student...

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Reading & Writing Chicago Style II: Our Neighborhood Schools
– Then & Now

This fundraiser will support North Shore Kiwanis Club’s Local School Literacy Programs.

North Shore Kiwanis Club supports reading programs and an 8th grade essay contest at local schools, including Goudy, Hayt, Peirce, and Swift. All funds raised at this event will be used for these programs.

Our program will include presentations by Principals from neighborhood public schools in Andersonville and Edgewater as well as readings from student essays. Food and beverages will be provided. Silent auction/raffle that will include a book signed by Jimmy Carter, an autographed copy of James McBride’s Good Lord Bird, and Cubs tickets. Music will be provided by Edgewater’s own Steve Solomon.

Please join us to celebrate the achievements of neighborhood public schools in Andersonville and Edgewater.

The event will be held at the Swedish Museum (5211 N. Clark Street) on
Monday, April 28, 2014 from 7-9 p.m. Tickets $35 online & at the door

To order tickets: http://northshorekiwanis2014.brownpapertickets.com/

6 days ago

3 police cars parked on Glenwood and Arthur

Does anyone know why 3 police cars were parked on Glenwood and Arthur this morning at 7:00 a.m.?

Mar 17 2012

Updated Apr 16

Classifieds?

I'm having trouble getting responses to furniture ads I post on Craigslist in Chicago. Even very good deals go unanswered. I wonder if there are other online classifieds sites people use, particularly in the north Chicago area.

  • GrAy; not grEy.

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    How pedestrian of you, Dustin. Actually, either spelling may be used for the colour between black and white; both are accurate. (You'd best be careful or I'll begin sprinkling that "u" in in other comments.)

    http://tinyurl.com/om5875l

Apr 07

Updated Apr 15

Electrician needed

Can anybody recommend a general electrician for some minor electric work in the Rogers park area... Just need 4 ceiling fixtures put in. Should be a basic job

Apr 10

Updated Apr 12

Apartment needed

Hi! Looking for a 2 bedroom, dog friendly, apartment in Andersonville/Edgewater. The closest to Peirce school the better. Washer & dryer a must. Anyobd have any ideas, need to spend no more than 1350 a month. Thanks !!

  • Al I. Rogers Park since 2006

    You can click on her name and then on her profile page, there is a "send email" link along the right side near the top.

  • Bicycling the area is the best way to find the places where a FOR RENT sign in the window is the best advertising.

Apr 11

The Red Line Tap Presents

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THE RED LINE TAP PRESENTS
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UPCOMING SHOW HI-LIGHTS:

TICKETS FOR OUR SHOWS CAN BE FOUND:
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TODAY UNTIL 4.19.2014: INTERNATIONAL POP OVERTHROW FESTIVAL 2014

FRIDAY 4.25.2014: WU TANG’S KILLAH PRIEST / THE GROUP LE / THE HIGHEST LOW

SATURDAY 4.26.2014: GRAMPS THE VAMP / WILLY DYNOMITE / EVACUATE THE EARTH

THURSDAY 5.1.2014: THE HEARTLAND CAFÉ AND RED LINE TAP BENEFIT FOR EVAN AND JAMIE WEST

TUESDAY 5.6.2014: THE RED LINE TAP BARN DANCE WITH CALLER JO MORLAND AND MUSIC FROM THE MUDFLAPPS

FRIDAY 5.9.2014: ENEMY PLANES / THE FIELD RECORDERS / THE PHOENIX PROCESS

SATURDAY 5.10.2014: SAM LLANAS FORMERLY OF THE BO DEANS / SIMPLETON & CITYFOLK / IDLE SPIES

SUNDAY 5.11.2014 MIKE FINNERTY & THE HEATMERCHANTS

FRIDAY 5.16.2014: CHANNEL 3 (CH3) / 80 PROOF PREACHER

THURSDAY 5.22.2014: JOE BUCK YOURSELF / VIVA LE VOX / THE VOLUPTUALS

FRIDAY 5.23.2014: MIKE HARD (GOD BULLIES) / VORTIS / SUSHI

SATURDAY 5.31.2014: SPACE DUCK EVENTS PRESENTS JUICEHEAD / THE FISTICUFFS / THIS OBSESSION / THE STUDS

FRIDAY 6.6.2014: BUMSY & THE MOOCHERS / BUTCHERED / THE RUNNER UP’S

TUESDAY 6.10.2014: RACHEL BROOKE / THE MUDFLAPPS / ME AND THE DEVIL

WEDNESDAY 6.18.2014: PROVERBIAL

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Feb 06 2012

Updated Apr 11

People Asking for Cash in exchange for Link Cards

Recently I've been getting asked, as I walk up to or inside the Morse Fresh Market, if I'm paying cash for my groceries. I've been offered a Link Card (food stamps) in return. Has anyone else been solicited n this way? Having applied for Link when I was unemployed, I know this is illegal under the contract you have to sign in order to receive the benefits. I'd like to make sure other people know this as well. If a Link recipient is found selling their card or using it to receive cash, they will be denied benefits for the rest of their life.

  • Jackson Theodore

    Most,not all people rather get cash for alcohol or drugs

  • Michelle Edgewater Edgewater Resident: Love the neighborhood!

    This is nothing new. A decade ago when I lived with a roommate in Joliet, our upstairs neighbor talked her into a similar situation where he'd buy her something like $100 worth of groceries and she'd give him $50 cash. They weren't addicts and used the money for clothes and...

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    This is nothing new. A decade ago when I lived with a roommate in Joliet, our upstairs neighbor talked her into a similar situation where he'd buy her something like $100 worth of groceries and she'd give him $50 cash. They weren't addicts and used the money for clothes and school supplies for the kids, but I still felt very uncomfortable with it because it's obviously wrong, though I felt bad for that family. Just for the record, the father worked two jobs so they weren't people who didn't want to make their own way. There were also times when I lived there that one guy would stand outside Walgreens and try to get you to use his Link card and give him cash. Pretty sure he was an addict.

    I've never seen someone try it in Chicago, but I've heard of people who will do this type of thing for family members. I'd say if someone is asking total strangers, they are definitely addicts.

Apr 11

Laundromat at Berwyn and Winthrop

Does anyone know if the now vacant laundromat at Berwyn and Winthrop will be leased out again? It has been a few months of no activity and it sure would be good for the neighborhood/corner to have an active storefront there.

Apr 11

Updated Apr 11

  • The shooting on Sheridan actually occurred at approximately 1:15 - 1:20 am. I was crossing Sheridan when the 5 shots rang out.

  • Craig_Gernhardt Official Account

    Loyola Community,

    Campus Safety is writing to inform you of a shooting that occurred at the intersection of Albion and Sheridan. The incident happened at approximately 1:22 a.m. on Friday morning.

    The offender was driving a dark pickup truck and fired several shots from the vehicle striking a victim once....

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    Loyola Community,

    Campus Safety is writing to inform you of a shooting that occurred at the intersection of Albion and Sheridan. The incident happened at approximately 1:22 a.m. on Friday morning.

    The offender was driving a dark pickup truck and fired several shots from the vehicle striking a victim once. The offender then fled South bound on Sheridan Ave. The victim, who is not affiliated with Loyola University Chicago, was taken to a nearby hospital for medical treatment.

    Campus Safety is working closely with the Chicago Police Department on this investigation. If anyone has information on the incident, please call Campus Safety at 773.508.6039 or the Chicago Police Department via 9-1-1 or 312.744.8263.
    Sincerely,
    Tom Murray
    Chief of Police and Director of Campus Safety

Apr 09

Updated Apr 11

Alley clean-up update

I am quite pleased to report that the garbage strewn throughout the alley between 1658-1710 W Juneway Ter has been cleaned up and LOOKS GREAT!!

Big thanks to the streets & sanitation crew that likely took care of this eye sore, not to mention everyblock for incorporating the city's Open311 data.

I did file two new complaints at the above addresses for dumpsters in need of emptying. We'll keep an eye on those two and report back.

- Chris

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    Chris, that's a terrier??? Well, that sure blows my thinking that all terriers are small and frequently yappy.

    In case you and d3 have never noticed, 1658-68 and 1710-20 Juneway are under the same management, Northpoint. I'm kind of surprised you apparently haven't found problems behind 1700-08, which is the site of the recent fire.

  • The Bishops nearly 10 years NOH

    Yes, a terrier, but in name only. The breed is an amalgamation of Giant Schnauzer, Rottweiler, Newfoundland and Airedale Terrier. In the dog world, they are classified as a working breed; they were developed to be guard and protection/security dogs, hence her initial surly disposition.

    Oh, yeah, back to the point, my two re-filed service requests were closed out yesterday, so I'll have another follow-up field trip and posting later today.

    - Chris

Apr 09

Summer Jobs for Teens

Know a teen looking for a job this summer - pass along this link:

https://www.onesummerchicago.org/SummerJobs/

Apr 07

Updated Apr 09

Several Police cars with sirens and search lights around Clark, Howard and Rogers

Any one aware of what happened? Just saw Several police cars dispersed speeding down alleys and streets in search of something in the last half hour?

  • Stop and frisk is good. Tougher penalties for illegal use or possession of a weapon is good. Locking up for 20 years minimum of anyone convicted of a violent crime is good. Best way to stop the violence is to put violent people in jail and keep them there. Cameras work best when someone is monitoring them. If the police can't/won't do it, how about providing internet access to (reliable, screened and security checked) neighbors who could monitor them and notify police of suspicious activity.

  • Andrew Mann Eco, vegan, wanderer.

    Bertha, "stop and frisk" is unconstitutional. It goes against the 4th.

Apr 08

High Speed Chase

Around 10pm I observed a police SUV traveling very fast west bound on Thorndale with sirens on. Then minutes later multiple police cars were searching the neighborhood near Thorndale and Glenwood. Finally, leaving the area, I saw a car pulled over on ridge just west of Glenwood. TOO FAST!!

Apr 06

Vote in the LSC elections

Chicago Election for Local School Councils starts tomorrow.

Goto: http://www.cps.edu/schools/find_a_school/pages/schoollocator.aspx

Select search by address.
Enter in YOUR address.

It will tell you which neighborhood schools you can vote at. You can vote in both your local elementary LSC election (Monday) and your high school (Tuesday).

6am - 7pm

Also if you have a student at another public school you can also vote there.

You must be 18, being your drivers license or proof of residency. You do not need to be registered to vote - or even eligible to vote in a US election.

Apr 05

Updated Apr 06

Secure shredding and recycling event

Clean out your house. apartment, and closets.

Tomorrow ( Sunday , April 6 ) there will be a opportunity
to get rid of excess STUFF.

From 9:00 AM until 12:00 Noon, the following will be accepted :

* Personal documents ( no paper clips or staples )

* Computer equipment

* Even TEXTILES ( clothing, shoes, towels, etc. )

Location : Devon Bank Parking Lot

6445 N. Western Ave.

  • I just sent a thank you e-mail to Devon Bank
    for hosting today's successful recycling event.

    Perhaps some of you can do the same ?

    They need to hear of our appreciation.

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Customer Service E-Mail :

    b a n k @ d e v o n b a n k . c o m

  • I think that Irv Loundry is the man responsible for the event.

    He was out there today lifting, sorting, and directing traffic.

    He is not a spring chicken, but he is not afraid to work.

    I think he is part of the family that founded the bank.

Apr 04

Updated Apr 06

Public Storage Spaces

Moving lots of stuff up north, need recommendations on a storage provider. Public Storage gets outrageous with their fees. Any recommendations are welcomed. Thanks.

  • Apple Jaxx Pissing people off not once, but twice...

    Thanks, everyone. I found a 10 x 15 for $109.00 @ Uncle Bob's. Wasn't in RP, but still a better price than the $237.00 Public Storage wanted.

  • robin in WRP Tired, very tired

    We will be renting warehouse space in the Skokie industrial area May 1, and can probably sublet a spot to you. Contact me offlist if you are interested.

Apr 05

Updated Apr 06

Garage Broken into this morning.

My garage was broken into between 10:00pm Friday and 1:30am Saturday. Thief forced the door open breaking the locks and got away with several electric tools including a Dark green Cannondale bike. I'm hoping perhaps this posting will alert other neighbors should you come across anyone attempting to make money by selling these items. Bike had some sentimental value so I am asking if anyone comes across someone attempting to sell you this bike please get a description of the person and call the police. This occurred on the 7400 block of Paulina.

  • robin in WRP Tired, very tired

    I know how much that sucks, so sorry!

    Keep an eye on Craigslist.

  • Bruce Mayberry, Roger Parkansas

    They have hit hard around th Morse stop.

  • Roxanne psychotherapist, gardner. 39 yr. resident of RP.

    So sorry for your loss.

Apr 04

First Friday Movie Night ("Finding Nemo") For The Whole Family

First Friday Movie Night in the Swift auditorium TONIGHT, Friday, April 4 at 7PM, showing "Finding Nemo."
Swift Elementary is located at 5900 N. Winthrop.
A suggested $5 donation will be collected as the doors open at 6:30PM.
Concessions will be sold in the lobby, including popcorn, candy, drinks and Lickity Split Frozen Custard!
If you would like to help volunteer, please plan on arriving by 5:30pm and email Liz so that she knows who to expect.

Apr 03

NCA Spring Soiree Online Auction

Please support NCA's Annual Fundraiser through this online auction. Lot's of great neighborhood items from some of our best retailers. Grab a great deal while supporting a great cause. HURRY!! Auction ends Sunday.
http://biddingforgood.com/northsidecatholicacademy

Apr 02

Updated Apr 03

Volunteer opportunities

Hello all,
Just wondering if anyone is familiar with any volunteer opportunities in the Edgewater/Andersonville area. I'm looking for locations that are accessible by public transportation.

Thanks you.
-N

Apr 03

Updated Apr 03

Andersonville's Food & Drink Scene...

is in constant motion. There's a 13-course Indonesian Pop-up dinner this Sunday at Vincent, delightful Easter Cookies at Swedish Bakery, Dining w/Divas Saturday night at Hamburger Mary's, Pie Hole has its own YouTube channel, they've got new beers at In Fine Spirits, S"more brownies at Salted Caramel in the Galleria, The READER just reviewed The Brixton, and it goes on and on and on.

Check it out: http://andersonville.quickercity.com/food+drink/

  • Now, if we can just get some worthy places to anchor the north end of Clark! Two huge vacancies there. Keeping fingers crossed.

Apr 02

Updated Apr 03

Chicago Northside Families Safety Net

Please consider sharing your time and expertise with the Chicago Northside Families Safety Net! With your help we look forward to creating greater sensitivity and awareness about the problem of disproportionality in Chicago North & Northwest Side communities. Your leadership in this effort will make a powerful statement to the children and families in our communities.

Disproportionality is the over representation of a particular race or cultural group in a program or system. This phenomena has been documented for decades,...

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Please consider sharing your time and expertise with the Chicago Northside Families Safety Net! With your help we look forward to creating greater sensitivity and awareness about the problem of disproportionality in Chicago North & Northwest Side communities. Your leadership in this effort will make a powerful statement to the children and families in our communities.

Disproportionality is the over representation of a particular race or cultural group in a program or system. This phenomena has been documented for decades, nationwide, in different programs, such as special education services, juvenile justice, and the criminal justice system. African Americans are represented in these systems at higher rates than their percentage of the general population, both statewide and in the DCFS Region that serves Chicago’s North and Northwest Side communities. The research in Illinois shows that large disparities exist at the point of maltreatment reporting. Research in Illinois also shows that African American children are less likely to attain permanence, and that this disparity is greatest in Cook County.

Meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month at 1:30 pm

www.awofinc.org/Pages/ChicagoNorthsideFamiliesSafetyNet.aspx
www.facebook.com/AWOFINCParentInformationandResourceCenter

  • NewToRp Native New York...new to RP.

    This seems to be a national problem for centuries. A solution would be rally the community to march, make phone calls, write letters and most importantly demonstrate a care for the community. People, non minority, have a misconception of African Americans and perhaps that perpetual imagery is driven by the...

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    This seems to be a national problem for centuries. A solution would be rally the community to march, make phone calls, write letters and most importantly demonstrate a care for the community. People, non minority, have a misconception of African Americans and perhaps that perpetual imagery is driven by the media and your local idiot thugs portraying the culture incoherently. AA have to do better with what is given, illustrate a perseverance similiar to Frederick Douglass and a will comparable to MLK. Look for a hand up, not a hand out. Some times it takes helping yourself and kicking down doors, respectively, to make a difference. But showing is proving....stop killer each other, robbing, stealing, and embrace love! Segregation and racism prohibits growth and progress.....

Apr 02

Updated Apr 03

Tedino's Restaurant weekly specials

Just discovered great Monday-Friday $5 lunch specials at Tedinos--5335 N Sheridan. You can get Tedino's 2-hr 'parking for The Breaker's parking lot or free curb parking.
1/2 pizza on Wednesdays & 1/2 beer on Thursdays!

  • Meant to say 1/2 price not 1/2 pizza & beer!

Jun 15 2012

Updated Apr 02

Who Was That Masked Man?

Was @Chase Bank on Bryn Mawr recently when lo & behold, across the street @StarBucks there was this costumed masked person. We were in the midst of conducting business so we could not question the individual. He was dressed all in white. with feathers, boots & I think a gold belt. He looked like a Super Hero! Also a feathered headpiece. Could it be EagleMan? HawkMan? Any ideas?

  • It's okay. I Am Open-Minded To Constructive Criticism. No Offense Taken. Being A Humanitarian Is What Makes Me Happy. I Could Care Less About Internet Trolls, And He Said She said Discussion. Thank You To All Of My Supporters. Forward To VICTORY! <3

  • NewToRp Native New York...new to RP.

    Ha! Would see this in NYC on a daily, if he had a cup, people would give him tips. Yay! People who don't take life too seriously, rock!

Mar 31

Updated Apr 01

Trash cans on morse

Is there way to possibly get more trash cans on morse ave from sheridan to say clark? There's restaurants and tons of dogs (not that a lot pick up after their dogs anyways) in the area but they have nowhere to throw their trash....

  • Mac I complain on EB on the regular.

    @bobwags. I just counted six cans smack dab between the area you suggested more garbage cans. 6, that's more than most busy streets, same distance, have in rp. Is say the problem isn't the amount of cans. Might be your neighbors?

  • Bob Wags Rp resident

    From the el tracks on morse to sheridan there is one can... And there isn't even one in front of jb Alberto's ... And it's not the neighbors it's the slobs passing thru...

Feb 25 2012

Updated Apr 01

Beware...Just Energy Soliciting in Rogers Park

Salesperson somehow got into our building and was knocking on doors. This is a scam. Google "Just Energy scam." The salespeople are very pushy and claim to save you money on your gas bill. Don't open the door!

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    Spam alert: Violetta, who just joined EveryBlock today, is resurrecting energy threads to peddle her company. This thread is two years old. Look at the three comments she's posted today on threads in three different neighborhoods all for the same thing. You can see her other comments by going to her profile page and clicking on the + sign at the top, right-hand side of the page.

  • Violetta South side Chicago girl!

    I'm just trying to warn and educate people that they have a choice. I happen to have options, but that is why I provided a link to more info.... and not telling people that I have the lowest or best company... but I do honest business. If you save money...

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    I'm just trying to warn and educate people that they have a choice. I happen to have options, but that is why I provided a link to more info.... and not telling people that I have the lowest or best company... but I do honest business. If you save money with anyone else, GREAT. The energy market is a mystery to most and I try to provide honest service because you don't get customers through dishonest practices. I'm just trying to help and I saw several threads about high gas bills. I'm sorry if I sound like I'm "spamming" but it was not my intention.

Mar 31

Updated Mar 31

Opening of the new Jewel grocery store

Does anyone have an update as to when the Jewel will be openig at Gateway plaza (Clark & Howard street)?

  • John Versical condo president / retail marketing educator

    There was another thread discussing this issue recently and I think the answer was mid June. I'm looking forward to it!

  • Thanks! I am patiently waiting for the opening

Mar 29

Updated Mar 31

Crackheads in RP

I just came back from Walgreens on Clark and Rogers and was hit up 3 times combined between going in and out of Walgreens.

The 1st was a AA woman I've seen before with a bright neon jacket. She claims she needs something to eat. She told me the same thing the last time I saw her (closer to the lake) on Thursday PM. I was approached as I parked my car.

The 2nd and 3rd were a couple (AA...

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I just came back from Walgreens on Clark and Rogers and was hit up 3 times combined between going in and out of Walgreens.

The 1st was a AA woman I've seen before with a bright neon jacket. She claims she needs something to eat. She told me the same thing the last time I saw her (closer to the lake) on Thursday PM. I was approached as I parked my car.

The 2nd and 3rd were a couple (AA man and Causian woman - chubby) right outside of Walgreens asking people for money. When i asked for what, they said "it's for us ok?".

Don't give in to these folks and inform proper authorities if they get out of hand.

Yes I told walgreens mgmt to chase these idiots out.

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    I can ignore the panhandlers in RP just as easily as I can ignore them on North Michigan Ave., which had at least one per block last Wednesday afternoon.

  • Mac I complain on EB on the regular.

    Crack heads smack heads. Call them a problem if people are willing to travel to another area to shop.

Mar 31

Updated Mar 31

Final 48th Ward Deal of The Day: Early To Bed

With apologies to T.S. Eliot, This is the way the month will end: Not with a whimper but with a bang.

See the deal, as well as new furniture pieces from Room Service, Square Nail and Brimfield, cute puppies from Jameson Loves Danger, flowers at Gethsemane and lots more that Aville has to offer here:

http://www.andersonville.quickercity.com/shopping+style/

#48WardLovelocal

Mar 27

Updated Mar 31

Committee Approves Limits on Fire Marshall's Power to Mandate Sprinklers

I am pleased to report that the Illinois House of Representatives State Government Administration Committee overwhelmingly approved a bill that will limit the ability of the State Fire Marshal to implement fire sprinkler mandates without the approval of the Illinois General Assembly. The bill now advances to the Illinois House of Representatives for a vote.

I joined my City Council colleagues yesterday in sounding the call to our constituents to contact the members of the Committee and urge them to...

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I am pleased to report that the Illinois House of Representatives State Government Administration Committee overwhelmingly approved a bill that will limit the ability of the State Fire Marshal to implement fire sprinkler mandates without the approval of the Illinois General Assembly. The bill now advances to the Illinois House of Representatives for a vote.

I joined my City Council colleagues yesterday in sounding the call to our constituents to contact the members of the Committee and urge them to support the measure.

The bill sponsored by State Rep. Sara Feigenholtz, and supported by our local legislators, State Senator Heather Steans and State Rep. Kelly Cassidy, requires full General Assembly review and approval of any regulation mandating the installation of fire sprinklers in any building.

Currently, the State Fire Marshal need only receive the approval of a small committee of legislators called the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR). The legislation approved by the Committee yesterday will ensure that any proposed changes to state fire sprinkler laws are made with more transparency, adequate public input, and open discussion in the General Assembly.

The bill also creates a "Task Force on Fire Prevention and Fire Safety Education," comprised of 21 members representing firefighters, homeowners' associations, building trades, and community members.

This task force would consist of experts with decades of experience in fire safety law and best practices who would research and consider the effects of any legislation requiring fire sprinklers in homes, businesses, and high-rise buildings. This group would examine all questions related to increasing rent prices, insurance rates, and installation costs and provide a comprehensive, unbiased report with recommendations to the General Assembly.

  • I completely agree with you, Joe, on the condo issue. I meant my remark toward business owners, like Bob, who owns the haunted house, and their need to protect public safety. I didn't intend to single him out, so i didn't address my remark to him directly. I wish Everyblock had a different format for replies, where you could comment directly below the remark you chose respond to.

  • Michael Manhoff-It seems that Bob White had said they have been up to code for years and even went above it with emts, police, fireman and fire training for staff. I don't see the difference here, whether a business or building owner, codes have been met and safety is number...

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    Michael Manhoff-It seems that Bob White had said they have been up to code for years and even went above it with emts, police, fireman and fire training for staff. I don't see the difference here, whether a business or building owner, codes have been met and safety is number one with both. Adding a sprinkler system is a major undertaking. It could put many out of business. It doesn't matter if you are a building owner, bar, restaurant or haunted house-they are all businesses. That is the whole point of most of these posts and the issue of the fire marshal here....safety first, but being reasonable, so businesses can exist in Illinois.

Mar 28

Updated Mar 30

Morse & Greenview Shooting

At 12:12pm, police responded to multiple calls of a shooting at the Morse Ave CTA station.

There are two victims on the ground, and their condition is unknown.

The shooter is described as a light-skinned male black, wearing a white hoodie. He jumped into a blue Subaru, and fled north-bound on greenview.

Police have locked down the nearby school, to prevent any children from leaving.

  • Z Petillo

    Hardly a Queen. Doesn't have lashes like mine.

  • "Flying High" may be in the "Bang Da Hitta" video (as previously stated/posted but now removed) BUT the victim of the shooting WAS NOT! Craig, please be mindful of the false information you are posting about the victims.

Mar 25

Updated Mar 30

Last Chance to Sign Up for Health Insurance Under the Affordable Care Act

The deadline is fast approaching for signing up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, also known as "Obamacare." This program will provide you with affordable and quality health care coverage regardless of your income or pre-existing conditions. You have until Monday, March 31st to enroll.

As a service to 49th Ward residents, we are providing two locations this weekend where you can sign up personally:

• Saturday, March 29, 12 Noon to 4:30 p.m., Loyola Park Fieldhouse, 1230...

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The deadline is fast approaching for signing up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, also known as "Obamacare." This program will provide you with affordable and quality health care coverage regardless of your income or pre-existing conditions. You have until Monday, March 31st to enroll.

As a service to 49th Ward residents, we are providing two locations this weekend where you can sign up personally:

• Saturday, March 29, 12 Noon to 4:30 p.m., Loyola Park Fieldhouse, 1230 W. Greenleaf (at the lake)
• Sunday, March 30, 12 Noon to 4:30 p.m., 49th Ward Service Office, 7356 N. Greenview (at Jarvis)

"Health Care Navigators," experts trained in the new law, will be available to answer your personal questions and help you sign up for the new health insurance program. To apply, please bring verification of income (pay stubs, income tax return) and a form of identification (e.g., driver's license, state ID, Social Security card, student visa).

You can also enroll in Obamacare online, by visiting:

http://getcoveredillinois.gov/

For more information on Obamacare, visit:

http://illinoishealthmatters.org/

For a video that explains, simply, this important, yet complex legislation, click on the link below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZkk6ueZt-U

I encourage you to take advantage of this historic opportunity to get affordable quality health care coverage.

  • Its Friday and its Lent. Lots of people eat fish or mac and cheese tonight instead of Italian beef or chicken. How did you turn pink? I love pink and red.

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    This may be your last chance to get help in enrolling from a trained navigator before the deadline on Monday:
    • Sunday, March 30, 12 Noon to 4:30 p.m., 49th Ward Service Office, 7356 N. Greenview (at Jarvis)

Mar 28

Updated Mar 29

Updates On Jewel Osco?

Any updates on the Jewel Osco at Clark & Howard? I saw some Jewel Osco maintenance vans there a week ago, but haven't seen much activity since.

Looks like the Burger King in the same lot has been very slow to get going as well.

  • Joe Moore Alderman, 49th Ward

    Kyros C, you are correct. The brutal winter weather slowed down the pace of construction of the Burger King

  • Joe Moore Alderman, 49th Ward

    RPMichael, good to hear. A few weeks ago, they told me mid-summer. I guess it's always better to err on the side of caution and then be pleasantly surprised when they exceed expectations

Mar 28

Three Art Showings in Andersonville Tonite

Las Manos Gallery, Scout and Urban Orchard are all having art exhibitions tonight. Nice night for an Andersonville art walk...

Info available here: http://andersonville.quickercity.com/arts+culture/

Mar 27

Updated Mar 28

Water Tower Removal Video. Now, THIS is cool!

Check out this hypnotic, beautiful and informative time-lapse video of the removal of the Water Tower. Thanks, Andersonville Chamber!

Find it here: http://www.andersonville.quickercity.com/

  • Willy Beans Communist. Nice guy.

    Why does EveryBlock continue to host promotions from solicitors and advertisers from other websites? It seems like a conflict of interest and possibly a violation of guidelines.

  • I don't know, I get irked when some guy tries to rent an apartment on here, but I do like what this Quickercity site is doing. EveryBlock is now owned by Comcast, and it's only a matter of time before they try to make money by way of soliciting ads from local (or, worse yet) national businesses.

Mar 27

Why the sirens?

I'm hearing lots of sirens outside around Albion and Sheriden (I think). Anybody know if something's going on?

Mar 26

Updated Mar 27

Help Avoid a Repeat of the Onerous Sprinkler Mandate

I just became aware of an important piece of legislation under consideration in Springfield today that would require full General Assembly approval of any fire sprinkler mandate proposed by the Illinois State Fire Marshall.

You might recall last summer Illinois State Fire Marshall Larry Matkaitis attempted to institute a mandatory regulation requiring townhomes, condominium associations and co-ops install sprinkler systems on their property. This mandate would have conflicted with the City of Chicago's current Life Safety Ordinance, and more importantly,...

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I just became aware of an important piece of legislation under consideration in Springfield today that would require full General Assembly approval of any fire sprinkler mandate proposed by the Illinois State Fire Marshall.

You might recall last summer Illinois State Fire Marshall Larry Matkaitis attempted to institute a mandatory regulation requiring townhomes, condominium associations and co-ops install sprinkler systems on their property. This mandate would have conflicted with the City of Chicago's current Life Safety Ordinance, and more importantly, would have added significant, cost-prohibitive and ultimately unnecessary burdens on area residents.

The proposed rules generated such an outpouring of protest that the State Fire Marshall agreed to withdraw the proposal and work with our state legislators to craft more reasonable regulations.

One of the most disturbing aspects of the initial plan was the attempt to circumvent the state's legislative process by pushing the proposed regulations through a committee called the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR).

In an effort for greater transparency and to make sure that any attempt at a fire sprinkler mandate receives full public debate, State Rep. Sara Feigenholtz introduced legislation requiring that any such proposal must first be vetted and approved by the entire General Assembly, not just a committee. It also establishes a task force to continue to look at the issue.

To help our legislators advocate on our behalf, I urge you to please send a message via email or phone to the members of the State Government Administration today. Tell them to vote for State Rep. Feigenholtz's amendment to House Bill 4609.

For more information, including a list of the Committee members and their contact information, visit:

http://www.ward49.com/site/epage/151397_322.htm

  • Willy Beans Communist. Nice guy.

    Stop talking to yourself.

  • John Versical condo president / retail marketing educator

    Well, that was all quite useful.

Mar 26

Updated Mar 27

CAPS Beats 2422, 2423 2424 Meeting 3/27/14 7:00 PM

The third CAPS meeting of 2014 will be Thursday, March 27. This is the monthly CAPS meeting for Beats 2422, 2423 and 2424. The meeting is at 7:00 PM at Chicago Math and Science Academy, (CMSA) 7212 N Clark. Meet your beat officers, give input to problems and solutions and get any updates the officers are able to give you on issues.

I hope to see you there.

Toni
Beat 2422

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    See you there, Toni.

Mar 26

CTA Work Continues this Weekend: Stations Bypassed, Glenwood and Farwell Closed

Work continues this weekend on the new traction power substation at Farwell and Glenwood. This weekend, Red Line trains heading south to 95th Street will bypass the Jarvis, Morse and Loyola stations. This will take place from 12:01 a.m. Saturday, March 29th, to 2:00 a.m. Monday, March 31st.

If you wish to travel south from these stations, take a Howard-bound train to Howard and transfer to a 95th Street-bound train. If you wish to travel to these stations from Howard,...

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Work continues this weekend on the new traction power substation at Farwell and Glenwood. This weekend, Red Line trains heading south to 95th Street will bypass the Jarvis, Morse and Loyola stations. This will take place from 12:01 a.m. Saturday, March 29th, to 2:00 a.m. Monday, March 31st.

If you wish to travel south from these stations, take a Howard-bound train to Howard and transfer to a 95th Street-bound train. If you wish to travel to these stations from Howard, take a 95th Street-bound train to Thorndale and transfer to a Howard-bound train.

In addition, the following street and parking restrictions will be enforced from 9:00 p.m. Friday, March 28th, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, March 31st:

• Farwell will be closed from southbound Glenwood (west of the tracks) to Wayne.
• Northbound Glenwood (east of the tracks) will be closed from Farwell to Morse.
• Parking will be prohibited on both sides of Farwell from Glenwood to Wayne.
• Parking will be prohibited on northbound Glenwood from Farwell to Morse.

Finally, construction noise, including the sounding of horns, will take place periodically throughout the weekend in the vicinity of Farwell and Glenwood.

The work is taking place this weekend to minimize disruption to rush hour commuters during the weekday.

The new substation is designed to boost the electrical power on the tracks, which will help increase train speed and service reliability and reduce "slow zones" on the far north Red Line. The CTA tells me all the major construction work on the project should be completed by the end of June.

For more information on the substation project, visit:

http://www.ward49.com/site/epage/138829_322.htm#Glenwood

If you have any questions, please contact my office at ward49@cityofchicago.org or the CTA directly through Jeff Wilson, the CTA's Government and Community Relations Officer, at jwilson@transitchicago.com.

Mar 26

Updated Mar 26

48th Ward Deals of The Day

Today's deals, like the 48th Ward itself, are about as diverse as you can get...

Li'l Buds Theatre Co. http://edgewater.quickercity.com/arts+culture/

Sifu Design Studio: http://edgewater.quickercity.com/shopping+style/

Fat Cat Bar and Grill: http://uptown.quickercity.com/food+drink/

  • Quinh Uptown I LOVE Uptown!

    Where are the Argyle restaurants? There hasnt been a 48th ward deal for any of them.

  • Quickercity Lover of All Things Local

    I'm just trying to promote the businesses' deals, help the good people working at the 48th Ward, Edgewater, Aville and Uptown Chambers and test out some things for my own startup project. But, I think it's safe to say that, had any Argyle restaurants, etc., wanted to participate in the program, they'd have been welcome with open arms.

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