3 days ago

Updated 37 min ago

REMINDER: Join Me Tonight for a Discussion on the Future of Leone Beach Park

Don't forget to join me tonight to learn about and contribute to the effort to redevelop Leone Beach Park and Fieldhouse. The meeting will take place TONIGHT (Monday, October 27th), 7:00 p.m. at the Loyola Park Fieldhouse, 1230 W. Greenleaf Ave, 2nd Floor Sky Room.

I am hosting this meeting so you can hear from community members and the Chicago Park District on possible ways we to make this underused park and fieldhouse a new asset for Rogers Park residents....

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Don't forget to join me tonight to learn about and contribute to the effort to redevelop Leone Beach Park and Fieldhouse. The meeting will take place TONIGHT (Monday, October 27th), 7:00 p.m. at the Loyola Park Fieldhouse, 1230 W. Greenleaf Ave, 2nd Floor Sky Room.

I am hosting this meeting so you can hear from community members and the Chicago Park District on possible ways we to make this underused park and fieldhouse a new asset for Rogers Park residents.

Leone Beach Park is located at Touhy Avenue and the lakefront. It includes a beach, a playground close to Sheridan Road, and a 114-year-old building that has been used as a park fieldhouse for most of its existence. It is also the northernmost point in Chicago for Lake Michigan Water Trail.

A number of ideas for redeveloping the Leone facility have been offered over the years. This current conversation began last year as part of a proposal brought up during my Participatory Budgeting (PB) process. While the proposal didn't fit into PB at the time, interested community members kept the conversation going.

Park District Superintendent Mike Kelly is very supportive of exploring a redevelopment plan for the fieldhouse and surrounding area and has committed members of his planning staff to developing a plan with my community.

This is where you come in. Some of the community members who have been working with my office and me want to share with you their ideas for Leone Beach and Park and get your feedback and ideas.

Ideas for the park include improving the facilities for lifeguards and the Junior Lifeguard Program to preserve and enhance the program, landscaping that better reflects the natural landscape of the lakefront, a kayak launch and storage facilities, event space and room for educational programming about Lake Michigan's ecosystem. You'll hear more on Monday. The working group and I want to hear your ideas, and to get you involved in bringing new life to this wonderful community resource.

  • JCV My head hurts.

    I am absolutely sick of the antics being displayed here and in so many other threads and forums from Facebook to NextDoor. It's childish and predictable.

    Carl, you make an excellent observation about the repeat offender. To Reid's point, there are others as well who contribute to the endless and...

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    I am absolutely sick of the antics being displayed here and in so many other threads and forums from Facebook to NextDoor. It's childish and predictable.

    Carl, you make an excellent observation about the repeat offender. To Reid's point, there are others as well who contribute to the endless and immature sniping that pollute discussions that could otherwise be productive. Their obsession with crying foul at anything the current Alderman does is downright creepy and based on deeply rooted failings somewhere in their histories, and are not fully based on the Alderman's record.

    I was deeply critical of the Alderman when I first moved here. I'm less critical now, but if a challenger in the race appeared that seemed more viable, I would support a challenge and a chance to have a viable choice between two good candidates. Gordon was a viable candidate in 2007 and I voted for him.

    This time around, I have been scratching my head as to why Gordon would allow such a ramshackle bunch of angry idiots represent him in public forums while remaining silent. We know who those people are, and we can clearly see they are creating multiple identities on many forums to drive their point of "I'm not happy in the neighborhood now" through. All while Gordon sits glibly silent as his minions tear apart public discussions.

    I like Don and I think he is a passionate neighbor who wants the best for our community. Unless he is willing to engage the community on all forums online or in-person and control his messaging arm to not be as confrontational, I will be pulling the lever for the incumbent who has demonstrated the ability to govern with inclusiveness.

  • Barry C ready for a long weekend

    Amen JCV. A spineless or timid candidate who hides behind fake identities, no matter how well intended, is never going to receive my vote and pretend to represent me down at City Council. I will vote for someone who stands up in person, speaks and acts with integrity and will fight for my interests. That's who we have now and he's who I will vote for again. I don't want someone who will let a ramshackle bunch of minions tear apart our community.

1 hour ago

Updated 47 min ago

Electioneering inside the Prohibited Zone

When I went over to vote early this afternoon, I found a campaign sign posted inside the zone where signs and other electioneering is prohibited. I reported it to an election judge inside, and he went out and removed it. Lo and behold, the sign belonged to the Republican Committee(wo)man's candidate for state representative. So, if you vote early on Friday or Saturday, watch for such shenanigans. The zone extends from the door to the fieldhouse out to the blue cone, 100 ft. away.

  • Barry C ready for a long weekend

    That is no surprise. It was Republican Richard Nixon who was the father of dirty tricks and sleazy politics wasn't it? The tradition carries on. Hurrah for Ms. Devane who is loyal to the Republican Party shenanigans.

  • daveP been around awhile

    thank god you caught that! i was heading over for my daily vote, and i was going to vote democrat, but for some reason when i saw that sign i became all confused.

    like, because it was in the prohibited zone i figured obama authorized it and that was who i was supposed to vote for

22 hours ago

Updated 51 min ago

Fabulous Protest March

Join the free, fabulous protest march somewhere in Ravenswood near Lincoln Square on October 30th. It has been endorsed by a leading Rogers Park challenger for alderman in 2015. The event is free and open to the public, but please register in advance by calling 773-916-7484. Join the march and continue the fight even though we're not quite sure what it's all about. Just protest and support your right of free speech.

  • Barry C ready for a long weekend

    Anyone afraid of being ambushed by psychos or going out and speaking in public isn't ready to represent the 49th Ward in the City Council. It's a rough and tumble world out there and we don't want timid or cowardly people pretending to represent us in front of the Mayor. They will end up being eaten for lunch at the first City Council meeting.

  • daveP been around awhile

    yeah, pretty dangerous to go vote with the mayor 97% of the time. . while not attending the majority of your meetings.

12 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Missing Cat

Hi everyone,

My favorite cat seems to have gotten out last night. I wouldn't worry but she's not an outdoor cat and she's only two years old so, needless to say, I'm pretty upset and worried about her.

She's a longer, skinny tortoise shell cat with a very loud and screechy meow. She responds to Danni and is very people friendly though she may be a bit skittish given the circumstances. I'll post a picture when I'm not at work.

We live on Glenwood and Northshore, right on the corner so hopefully she'd be nearby. The area seems to have a lot of cats roaming pretty regularly. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I really miss her.

9 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Voter fraud prevention mechanism

Hello neighbors,

I have a question about this year's election.

A couple hours ago I went to vote early at Warren Park. I wasn't asked to identify myself other than provide my name and address on a paper form (which I assume was then cross-checked against a pre-existing list by one of the volunteers).

My question is this: what would prevent me from going to another early voting locale tomorrow and cast a vote again? Would the volunteer at that...

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Hello neighbors,

I have a question about this year's election.

A couple hours ago I went to vote early at Warren Park. I wasn't asked to identify myself other than provide my name and address on a paper form (which I assume was then cross-checked against a pre-existing list by one of the volunteers).

My question is this: what would prevent me from going to another early voting locale tomorrow and cast a vote again? Would the volunteer at that location check first if my name appears on their own pre-existing list, and if it didn't, I would be sent away?

I don't remember not having to identify myself at previous elections (in fact, when another person I know went to vote early, he said he was explicitly instructed to "put away your ID"). I know that voter ID is a hot button issue, but I genuinely want to know what steps are being taken this time around to prevent potential voter fraud.

Thank you in advance for any insightful comments/responses.

  • Thank you all for the lovely comments...
    I have unsubscribed from this now. too much. Call the Board of Elections!

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    I have always been asked for an ID at early voting, and never on election day.

40 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Mental Health Dominates City Budget Discussion

The Chicago Department of Public Health Budget Hearing - Dominated by Mental Healthcare concerns.

Ebola readiness was the marquee topic at the Department of Public Health hearing on the proposed Chicago budget at City Hall on October 28. But the topic that drew the most attention from Aldermen, and likely from those in attendance too, was the city’s budget and plans for mental health care.

Aldermen grilled department commissioner Bechara Choucair about the proposed budget numbers as relates to the...

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The Chicago Department of Public Health Budget Hearing - Dominated by Mental Healthcare concerns.

Ebola readiness was the marquee topic at the Department of Public Health hearing on the proposed Chicago budget at City Hall on October 28. But the topic that drew the most attention from Aldermen, and likely from those in attendance too, was the city’s budget and plans for mental health care.

Aldermen grilled department commissioner Bechara Choucair about the proposed budget numbers as relates to the city’s public mental health clinics, and asked often-repeated questions about the impacts of closing six of 12 clinics in 2012.

Choucair reported that the public clinics are serving about the same number of people they served before the closings – between 2,100 and 2,400.

Activists with the Mental Health Movement and the AFSCME labor union have said the city numbers are misleading because the public clinic caseload was much higher in the year before the closings; by the time of the closing the city had “closed” cases that they maintain represent people still needing services. There were 2,798 clients who had an appointment at the clinics in the year before the closures, according to the city.

Aldermen also asked Choucair why the city has not enrolled in managed care networks that would enable the public clinics to receive Medicaid reimbursement. An ordinance that would pave the way for such enrollment has been drafted but not introduced in City Council. Choucair said city officials are in “active discussions” about enrolling in managed care networks.

Choucair and Aldermen discussed the shortage of psychiatrists within the city mental health system. There are currently four psychiatrists serving about 2,400 patients across the six clinics, and one of them is retiring.

Aldermen asked the department for more numbers to consider before they vote November 5 on the proposed 2015 budget

  • This just in: another big success sign for Obamacare. U.S. insurers planning to sell Obamacare health plans for the coming year are expecting at least a 20 percent growth in customers and in some states are anticipate more than doubling sign-ups.

    http://www.businessinsider.com/r-insurers-have-big-plans-for-2015-obamacare-enrollment-2014-10

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

    Back to topic: Aldermen should not vote for the 2015 budget until mental health clinic items have been addressed, including restoring the Rogers Park Northtown Clinic formerly located on Howard near Ashland. Thanks everyone for your help and suggestions. I told my friend about your concern and he looked emotional. I told him his community does care.

2 days ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Leone Park-Beach Meeting

Last night Danny Diamond and Chris Serb spoke with much heart and changed the conversation from a nature center to a tribute to Sam Leone and the lifeguard program.

3 days ago

Updated 6 hours ago

A Nature Center - Right Idea. Wrong Place.

In recognition of the long legacy that Sam Leone left in Rogers Park, and the history of Chicago’s Junior Life Guard program founded in 1925 at what is now Leone Beach, we recommend that the proposed nature center be located somewhere other than inside the field house that is currently used by the life guards at Leone Beach.

We recommend that a living museum, dedicated to Sam Leone and the Junior Guard program, be installed in the existing field house...

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In recognition of the long legacy that Sam Leone left in Rogers Park, and the history of Chicago’s Junior Life Guard program founded in 1925 at what is now Leone Beach, we recommend that the proposed nature center be located somewhere other than inside the field house that is currently used by the life guards at Leone Beach.

We recommend that a living museum, dedicated to Sam Leone and the Junior Guard program, be installed in the existing field house instead of a nature center. Further we recommend that the Park District consider restoring the Junior Guard program to its previous stature at Leone and add a natatorium to the site, as proposed to the Park District in 1979.

This would facilitate year-round life guard aquatic training and provide a lap pool for use by area residents. It would also complement the Lake Michigan Water Trail kayak launch and proposal for its expansion.

As for the Nature Center, other opportune locations could serve to highlight the impact of a successful dune restoration along Loyola Park’s shoreline. One location we feel would be more appropriate is an addition to the east end of the Loyola Park field house—now a hand-ball court that’s no longer used and parking for employees who could park in designated spaces on Greenleaf. The site would provide easy access to the Nature Center for hundreds of children who regularly use the field house and be incorporated into programs offered at Loyola Park.

Signed by Rogers Park residents, Junior Guard Program alumni, Parents of children in the program,
Tim Colleran
Chris Serb
Don Gordon
Pat Dooley
Jerry Gavin
Ann Serb
Brian Murphy
Kent Frayn
Renee Leone O'Bryan
Rob Fleigel
Pat Colleran
Mike Dooley
Keith Heger
Jonathan Hudik
Dan Burns
Bret Renaud
Bonnie Gordon
Bobby Diamond
Joanna Klimczak
Shanna Gordon
Jeannine Silis
Greg Wuerfel
Bob Lock
Rachel Barr
Donald L Leone Jr
Craig Kemnitz
John Kavanagh
Meghan Gordon

  • Barry C ready for a long weekend

    A multi-purpose community center and free park district fieldhouse designed by the community to serve the community is an exercise in pure democracy. Nearby free parking is a great bonus.

  • Yes. The alderman worked a back room deal to use tax payer money to provide free parking for those privileged folks who live on the lakefront. It was excluded from the almighty participatory budgeting campaign tool.

Sep 19

Updated 7 hours ago

Any One want to create a Social Club in Rogers Park

Hello my friendly neighbors,
Since I have joined Everyblock Rogers Park
I must say I have really enjoyed having conversations with a lot of you, I wish we could all have an opportunity to have coffee, tea or drinks and really sit down and continue with a great conversation like we do everyday. Talking to you all helps me vent how I feel about my community, and the changes that I would like to make, to make our neighborhood a...

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Hello my friendly neighbors,
Since I have joined Everyblock Rogers Park
I must say I have really enjoyed having conversations with a lot of you, I wish we could all have an opportunity to have coffee, tea or drinks and really sit down and continue with a great conversation like we do everyday. Talking to you all helps me vent how I feel about my community, and the changes that I would like to make, to make our neighborhood a wonderful place to live. We all might not agree with each other but i really do enjoy the great responses and arguments we make about changing Rogers Park. Would anyone be willing to want to start a Rogers Park Block Club. Rogers park is filled with great smart individuals who have the potential of being great leaders and Activist in their neighborhood. Wouldn't it be wonderful to have the opportunity to meet someone and other families in Rogers Park, who holds great values? I think so
What do you all think?

  • Mother Olson Watchful mother.

    I think this sounds like a lovely idea! Perhaps we could arrange monthly dinner meetings?

  • Terry Midnight Owner of Third Coast Comics in Edgewater

    I'm in! It sounds like a swell idea!

10 hours ago

Stolen Bike- Specialized Langster Seattle Edition

Hi All,

Please let me know if you see a Green Specialized mountain bike around the neighborhood, or for sale anywhere. We had one stolen from our garage sometime within the last few days.

I am going to report it too, but I thought this might be a good resource.

Thanks!

27 hours ago

Updated 12 hours ago

Help Prevent Death by Bike

Between the years of 2010 and 2012, Illinois ranks fifth in the nation among bike fatalities. In urban areas, where cycling has long been a transit option, the percentage of fatalities rose from 50 percent in 1975 to 69 percent in 2012.

These numbers should prompt cyclists in Chicago to re-familiarize themselves with the rules of the road. Blowing through stop signs, very common, and riding the wrong way on one way streets, very common, causes death and injury.

Rogers Park has violators on a daily basis. Ride safely and within the law. If you order carry-out food, request delivery by car and not by bicycle. Help save lives and keep our community safe.

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

    Kyros, you're right.

  • First off the report said, "Urban bicycle fatalities are increasingly common, the report said, accounting for 69 percent of bicyclist deaths in 2012 versus 50 percent in 1975." So urban bicycle fatalities increased as a percentage of total bicycle deaths. You seemed to insinuate that total bike deaths increased by...

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    First off the report said, "Urban bicycle fatalities are increasingly common, the report said, accounting for 69 percent of bicyclist deaths in 2012 versus 50 percent in 1975." So urban bicycle fatalities increased as a percentage of total bicycle deaths. You seemed to insinuate that total bike deaths increased by that percentage.

    It did say that the total number of bicycle deaths nationwide increased by 16 percent between 2010 and 2012. But as someone else mentioned, the article does not discuss total number of bikers. So we don't know if the number of bike deaths as a percentage of total bikers has increased, decreased or stayed the same. (In Illinois the total deaths increased from 24 in 2010 to 29 in 2012. I would argue that that's too small of a sample size to really draw any rational conclusions).

    Sorry - I hate to see poorly used statistics.

    Anyway, I am a regular biker and I know a lot of bikers don't follow the rules. I think that makes it more dangerous for the bikers who are responsible. That being said, there have been numerous times when I've almost been hit by cars running stop signs or generally not following the law (and I was actually hit by a car a couple of years ago while I was riding on the lakefront bike path). Ultimately, rather than getting into another argument about bikes vs cars, maybe we should all just start following the rules.

Jun 12

Updated 12 hours ago

Good Morning

Don't you just love it when someone smiles at you and says "Hi" and "good morning" to you first thing in the morning(I do).Say hi to your neighbors
greet them, have a good day.

36 hours ago

Updated 12 hours ago

Courage Campaign: CTA!

My name is Kara and I live in Uptown. For the past two months I've been working on a campaign to raise money for CTA ads that discourage harassment.

Street harassment is a major issue for me on my block and commute to work, and I wanted to do something to promote awareness. I've been working with the CTA's advertising company on this project, and they seem very willing to help.

I just launched the fundraising page a few weeks...

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My name is Kara and I live in Uptown. For the past two months I've been working on a campaign to raise money for CTA ads that discourage harassment.

Street harassment is a major issue for me on my block and commute to work, and I wanted to do something to promote awareness. I've been working with the CTA's advertising company on this project, and they seem very willing to help.

I just launched the fundraising page a few weeks ago, and I've been having meetings with a group of interested people on fundraising ideas and ad content.

If you have fundraising ideas, are interested in contributing ad content, or helping in any way, email me at ctacouragecampaign@gmail.com.

Also, you can find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CourageCTA
And follow us on Twitter @CourageCTA

Peace,

Kara

  • Kara Crutcher Chi native, citizen of the world.

    Thank you everyone for all of your support! If anyone has questions, or would like to learn more about the campaign and ways to get involved, please send your responses my way!

    All the best,
    Kara

  • Kara Crutcher Chi native, citizen of the world.

    ALSO,

    If you would like to donate to our cause, please go to gofundme.com/couragecta. Between the GoFundMe donations and private donations, we've raised about 1,500 dollars! Donations of any amount are greatly appreciated :)

    Again, thank you for all of your support!
    Kara

38 hours ago

Updated 13 hours ago

Gale School to Receive Intensive Support from Chicago Public Schools

Gale School just received some great news: Chicago Public Schools (CPS) informed Principal Cassandra Washington and me yesterday that the school will receive direct support from the Office of Strategic School Support Services (OS4), which provides early-intervention programs for high-need schools.

Unlike a "school turnaround,' in which the entire school staff is replaced, the OS4 program keeps the principal and staff in place. The program provides hands-on support for principals and teachers, offering intense and comprehensive professional development tailored to...

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Gale School just received some great news: Chicago Public Schools (CPS) informed Principal Cassandra Washington and me yesterday that the school will receive direct support from the Office of Strategic School Support Services (OS4), which provides early-intervention programs for high-need schools.

Unlike a "school turnaround,' in which the entire school staff is replaced, the OS4 program keeps the principal and staff in place. The program provides hands-on support for principals and teachers, offering intense and comprehensive professional development tailored to the specific needs of the school. In short, OS4 is a reasonable and balanced approach that addresses a school's serious academic challenges, but falls short of firing the entire staff.

OS4 schools receive leadership and instructional coaches that will help the staff sustain the new practices and improve performance. OS4 schools also often receive capital improvements to their buildings.

Gale's OS4 designation arose out of conversations I had last summer with Principal Washington, Gale LSC member Kyle Hillman and high-level CPS administrators. All of us recognized that Gale was not performing at an acceptable academic level and that the additional guidance and support of OS4 was needed.

After receiving assurances from Principal Washington that she and her staff were ready and able to do the intensive work needed to put themselves on a path toward success, I submitted a formal request to CPS for OS4 designation. Principal Washington and I received word yesterday from CPS that they had granted our request.

OS4 will partner with Gale for up to three years, and its support and services are designed to build the capacity of Gale to sustain improvements beyond the program. In addition, Gale will be responsible for meeting or exceeding annual school-specific benchmarks established by CPS.

  • JMG

    Glad to hear of this positive development! Let's welcome the progress and remember the history.

  • When I taught on the south side, there was a similar lead paint and asbestos removal project that took most of the school year, so it can't happen overnight at Gale!

16 hours ago

Updated 14 hours ago

24th District Provides Update on Recent Police Activities

Below is the most recent summary of 24th District Police activity:

http://www.ward49.com/site/epage/155641_322.htm

15 hours ago

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5 days ago

Updated 16 hours ago

"Dress That Pet" Post

I don't want to sound argumentative, nor do I wish to take business away from anyone, but I feel I must speak out about putting clothes on our pets. I find it demeaning and abusive to a dog or cat to dress it up. The attire could very well cause physical discomfort to the animal. Dogs and cats are sentient beings. They are not dolls. The chimp in the organdy pinafore at a circus is a case in the extreme, but I believe the principle to be the same.

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

    Helen, you hate me only because I don't like Joe Moore. Too bad.

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

    Oh, now I see what happened. My comment "How many accounts do you have?" wasn't for you, Helen. It was a reply for some comment that is now deleted.

17 hours ago

Jesus "Chuy" Garcia - Is he Your Choice for Mayor? If not, who is?

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has given up on Chicago's public safety and its public schools, new mayoral candidate Jesus "Chuy" Garcia said Wednesday in his first public appearance since announcing his fledgling campaign..

While Garcia criticized Emanuel for closing nearly 50 schools and for not hiring enough police officers, he declined to say how he'd raise enough revenue for the financially challenged city to open more schools and pay for more cops.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-chicago-mayor-race-garcia-met-20141029-story.html

38 hours ago

Updated 29 hours ago

In One Ear Open Mic needs your help!!!

The In One Ear open mic which is hosted weekly at the Heartland Café in Rogers Park is looking for your help. We recently had some equipment stolen and are running a campaign to help raise money to replace the equipment and upgrade some to ensure this 28 year old open mic can keep running and keep up with the times. With just 16 hours left to go, we still have a bit of ways to go and though perhaps...

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The In One Ear open mic which is hosted weekly at the Heartland Café in Rogers Park is looking for your help. We recently had some equipment stolen and are running a campaign to help raise money to replace the equipment and upgrade some to ensure this 28 year old open mic can keep running and keep up with the times. With just 16 hours left to go, we still have a bit of ways to go and though perhaps some you amazing folks on everyblock would like to get involved and help spread the word for us. I've attached the link to our indiegogo campaign and you can find us every Wednesday night after 9pm at the Heartland Café as well as on facebook. Any help is greatly appreciated!!!! :)

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/in-one-ear-robbed-help-us-replace-and-upgrade/x/8558862#home

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20141029/rogers-park/microphones-poetry-books-stolen-from-in-one-ear-open-mic-organizers-van

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2 days ago

Updated 39 hours ago

Trick or treating

Hi all, I'm new to Rogers Park. Do the kids go trick or treating on Halloween night in the neighborhood? Thanks!

  • Bill in Rogers Park Rogers Parker - co-founder of Glenwood Neighbors

    Yup we get trick or treaters anywhere starting at around 3 to stragglers at 8:30. And in Chicago it is on the 31st that the kids come. Some suburbs do it on Sunday before but not in the city.

  • steven beckerman Lifelong resident of the Rogers Park neighborhood.

    I always work late and live in an apartment building, so don't know if there's a lot in RP. When we were kids here, we went to houses, or apartments we knew, as well as neighborhood stores. We also did "beggars night" which was the night before (worked best when...

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    I always work late and live in an apartment building, so don't know if there's a lot in RP. When we were kids here, we went to houses, or apartments we knew, as well as neighborhood stores. We also did "beggars night" which was the night before (worked best when Halloween was on a Sat., Sun., or Mon.) As an adult, I have seen that some of the best trick or treating is in Lakewood Balmoral, or similar areas in central Lakeview where there are lots of houses with lots of families. Friends in Lakewood Balmoral (area from Foster to Bryn Mawr, B'way to Clark gave away over 100 jumbo bags of candy, we're talking thousands of trick or treaters!

39 hours ago

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4 days ago

Updated 42 hours ago

Sunday Morning Chuckle: Read Susanne Atanus' Sun-Times Survey

No disrespect, but how could the Republicans slate this candidate? If you need a Sunday morning chuckle take a look at this:

http://questionnaires.suntimes.com/?cq_response=14a825c45da3a0bec558062f36f2d0558af202bb765997aa504cdc95fdc40cc5

  • daveP been around awhile

    Suzanne... all of them

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    Dave, I thought you claimed to be a Democrat:
    "I am a registered lifelong democrat,..."
    "I'm a registered democrat, thanks though."
    Your comments on two different threads, Dave.
    BTW, just where are you a "Registered Democrat?" Illinois doesn't have voters' registration by party affiliation.

5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Found Ventra Card

Found active Ventra Card in Kids Park at Leone Beach.If yours contact marcy0245@gmail.com and tell me your balance.

  • Spam - although that is the logical approach, as someone who has attempted to reconnect a Ventra card with its owner using your suggested approach ... exercise in futility.

  • Mac I complain on EB on the regular.

    Throw the thing in the mailbox, call it a day.
    The usps will help find its way.

Oct 21

Updated 2 days ago

Party Room Rental

Hi neighbors... was wondering if anyone knows of a nice party room i could rent. (40 ppl)

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Register Now for the CHA Wait List Lottery

The Chicago Housing Authority's (CHA) Wait List Lottery registration is OPEN now through Monday, November 24th. Those who are selected in the lottery will be added to the CHA's wait list, which is used to fill affordable CHA-owned and assisted units in the City of Chicago as they become available.

To register for the Wait List Lottery, visit:

http://www.thechawaitlist.org/

You may register for all three of the CHA wait lists--Family Public Housing, Housing Choice Voucher (formerly Section 8), and Property...

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The Chicago Housing Authority's (CHA) Wait List Lottery registration is OPEN now through Monday, November 24th. Those who are selected in the lottery will be added to the CHA's wait list, which is used to fill affordable CHA-owned and assisted units in the City of Chicago as they become available.

To register for the Wait List Lottery, visit:

http://www.thechawaitlist.org/

You may register for all three of the CHA wait lists--Family Public Housing, Housing Choice Voucher (formerly Section 8), and Property Rental Assistance--at the same time.

** The Family Public Housing program provides affordable housing assistance to low income individuals and families in properties owned and operated by the CHA.

** The Housing Choice Voucher program provides housing assistance to low income individuals and families using a voucher in the private rental market (voucher is provided to the applicant).

** The Property Rental Assistance program provides housing assistance to low income individuals and families using a property based voucher in eligible properties (voucher is provided to landlord for specific unit).

All registration forms received during the registration period will be placed in the lottery. The demand for CHA housing is far greater than the supply. The lottery ensures that everyone who completes a registration form will have an equal chance to be added to the wait list.

  • Joe Moore Alderman, 49th Ward

    You do not need a personal computer to register; you can register by smartphone or tablet, or by visiting any Chicago Public Library branch which provides free access to the internet.

    If you'd like assistance registering for the CHA Waitlist Lottery, two Rogers Park agencies are available to help you....

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    You do not need a personal computer to register; you can register by smartphone or tablet, or by visiting any Chicago Public Library branch which provides free access to the internet.

    If you'd like assistance registering for the CHA Waitlist Lottery, two Rogers Park agencies are available to help you.

    ** Trilogy Behavioral Healthcare, 1400 W. Greenleaf, is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Please call 773-564-4709 for an appointment.

    ** Northside Community Development Corporation, 1530 W. Morse, is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Please call 773-262.-290 extension 14 for an appointment​.

Oct 23

Updated 2 days ago

Leone Park - Beach Advisory Council formation

Neighbors, along with the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce are already firing up to address Alderman Moore's attempt to hijack Leone Park for political purposes.

Public Notice: The Leone Park - Beach PAC was formed today, on Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014. The first council meeting was called to order at 8:00 pm at the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce office, located at 7231 N. Sheridan Road. Community Notices were posted publicly in the Leone Park - Beach community stating the...

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Neighbors, along with the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce are already firing up to address Alderman Moore's attempt to hijack Leone Park for political purposes.

Public Notice: The Leone Park - Beach PAC was formed today, on Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014. The first council meeting was called to order at 8:00 pm at the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce office, located at 7231 N. Sheridan Road. Community Notices were posted publicly in the Leone Park - Beach community stating the upcoming election of officers and community meeting to introduce the new park advisory council. The community meeting will be held at 7231 N. Sheridan Road on Tuesday, November 4th, 2014 at 7:00 pm. This meeting is public and the entire community is invited to attend.

The primary goals of the Leone Park - Beach PAC include programs, fundraising for programs and facility/grounds improvements, increasing public safety/security and promoting Leone Park - Beach PAC.

The Leone Park - Beach PAC will be in attendance at Alderman Joe Moore's upcoming meeting with the Chicago Park District on redeveloping Leone Park - Beach at Loyola Park Fieldhouse, located at 1230 W. Greenleaf Avenue on Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 7:00 pm.

  • Need for a Change 20 years in Rogers Park

    This thread is beginning to remind me of Senator Al Franken's book, "Lies and the Lying Liars who Tell Them!"

  • Misha Borovitz optimistic but cautious

    Heheheheh. All the paranoids and conspiracy theorists are having a picnic today.

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Joe -- You need to train your paid signature collectors better

Just stopped by the early voting location to see how things are going and I bumped into a candidate collecting petition signatures to run for aldercreature. Right after I signed, one of Joe's paid signature collectors asked me to sign his sheet even though he saw me sign another petition sheet for the same office. I explained that this would invalidate one of the two signatures, but he denied that. Joe -- you, David, and Wayne really need to up...

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Just stopped by the early voting location to see how things are going and I bumped into a candidate collecting petition signatures to run for aldercreature. Right after I signed, one of Joe's paid signature collectors asked me to sign his sheet even though he saw me sign another petition sheet for the same office. I explained that this would invalidate one of the two signatures, but he denied that. Joe -- you, David, and Wayne really need to up your training game. With two decades in office, one would think your team would be a little more professional...

Luckily, this encounter provided the opportunity for me to let the gentleman who was collecting signatures for Joe know that he was helping out the very alderman who has done nothing about African-American children being exposed to harmful lead paid and dust at Gale School over the last five years. He wasn't happy to hear that.

6 days ago

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Joe Moore's Sample Ballot, Including Judicial and Referenda Recommendations

Early voting for the November, 2014, General Election has begun. From now until Saturday, November 1st, you can vote early at one of over 50 locations across the City, including the Pottawattomie Park Fieldhouse, 7340 N. Rogers. Polls are open Monday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

For more information on early voting and voting by mail, visit:

http://www.ward49.com/site/epage/155485_322.htm

For a list of my recommended candidates in the election, visit:

http://www.ward49.com/site/epage/155565_322.htm

I encourage you to vote the entire ballot, including the state constitutional amendments, the advisory referenda, and the judicial retention ballot.

Thanks for considering my recommendations. Perhaps I'll run into you at the polls!

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

    Is that one of those silly questions placed on the ballot so to avoid the ELECTED SCHOOL BOARD question?

  • daveP been around awhile

    They always like to pack those questions with feel good fluff questions, not questions that would actually mean anything.

    1. Should everyone make 1 million a year?
    2. Should the world be violence free?
    3. Should we stop guns from killing people?

    Instead of the questions voters want, such as elected school board, or term limits.

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

CAPS Beat 2431 Beat Meeting

Our first individual CAPS Beat meeting will be this Tuesday, October 28th at 7 pm. It's being held at St. Jerome Church Parish Hall - 1709 W. Lunt Ave. The entrance to the Parish Hall is just West of the Church main entrance. It sits back from the street.

Come out and meet your neighbors, and officers of the 24th District.

Bring your ideas, concerns and ways of making the Beat better. We're looking for your ideas to help us. This is a time to build bridges and make the links we need to build a strong community!!!

Hope to see you all there!!!

4 days ago

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Voting

First of all, I urge everyone to get out and vote.

I went Saturday to Pottawattomie park to vote. The folks running it were professional, and helpful. It wasn't crowded, but it seem to be taking people a long time to vote. When my turn came I found out why.

The touch screen voting machines were way out of alignment. To select anything you had to touch just the right spot, On my machine it was not on the name, or in the check box, but just to the left of box. Same with the "next" and "back" button, for all 17 pages!. I hope they fix this before election day.

  • I voted today and so did a friend I went with. We had no problem at all. I wonder if some of the whiners are computerphobic. Maybe it's my age but I am used to using a computer and feel comfortable with the electronic machines. I will say that the ballot seemed fairly long. 17 pages. Still it went pretty quickly.

  • Rob - that strategy seems familiar - suing for voting irregularities, but only in the districts you lost. Hmmm, hanging, hanging....chads. Yeah, that's it. Florida, wasn't it?

2 days ago

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2 days ago

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Join Me for Pizza and Democracy: Participatory Budgeting Begins Tonight

Join me tonight for a slice or two of complimentary pizza and a generous helping of democracy as I launch the 2014-15 Participatory Budgeting process with the first of seven "Neighborhood Assemblies."

Tonight's assembly (Tuesday, October 28th) will take place at Sullivan High School, 16631 N. Bosworth. Free pizza courtesy of JB Alberto's will be provided at 6:30 p.m. and the assembly will begin promptly at 7:00 pm.

As you know, I'm giving the 49th Ward residents the power to...

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Join me tonight for a slice or two of complimentary pizza and a generous helping of democracy as I launch the 2014-15 Participatory Budgeting process with the first of seven "Neighborhood Assemblies."

Tonight's assembly (Tuesday, October 28th) will take place at Sullivan High School, 16631 N. Bosworth. Free pizza courtesy of JB Alberto's will be provided at 6:30 p.m. and the assembly will begin promptly at 7:00 pm.

As you know, I'm giving the 49th Ward residents the power to decide directly how to spend $1 million of the ward's "menu money"--discretionary funds I receive annually for infrastructure improvements in the 49th Ward. The Neighborhood Assemblies will provide a review of this year's process and an explanation of the type of projects that are eligible for funding. You'll also get to see some new short videos on participatory budgeting, including an updated video of the 49th Ward's experience with PB.

You will then have an opportunity to weigh in with your thoughts on specific infrastructure projects you would like to see completed in the ward.

The next assemblies will take tomorrow (Wednesday, October 29th) at the Pottawattomie Park Fieldhouse, 7340 N. Rogers, and Thursday, October 30th, at the United Church of Rogers Park, 1545 W. Morse (at Ashland) 3rd floor. Once again, pizza will be served at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m.

Each assembly will be identical in content, so you need attend only one of the assemblies. If neither assembly date this week is convenient for you, six other assemblies will be held this month, including a Spanish-language assembly.

For a schedule of all seven assembly meetings,visit:

http://admin.epagecity.com/site/epage/155592_322.htm#49th.

Pick the day and location that is most convenient for you and bring your appetite. Free pizza courtesy of JB Alberto's will be provided at every Neighborhood Assembly beginning at 6:30 p.m. and the meetings will begin promptly at 7:00 p.m.

  • Joe Moore Alderman, 49th Ward

    For the second year in a row, I'll be operating the 49th Ward's participatory budgeting initiative under the new 49th Ward map. Tonight's neighborhood assembly location at Sullivan High School was selected to make it easy for my new constituents to attend the meeting and become involved in the process.

    To view a copy of the new ward map, click on the map in my post above.

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This week at the Red Line Tap

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

Tonight: The Red Line Tap Open Mic With Micki and Ian
Sign u p at 8 / Music at 9 pm

Tuesday: The Mudflapps with Special Guests: Von Stomper and Tall Grass

Wednesday: Wasted Wednesday presented by Bud - $1 Bud Draftss from open til close featuring a FREE show with: Service Industry / The Hot Moms / Slow! Pioneers / DJ Erik

Thursday: Opposition Party With BiFunkal

Friday: FREE...

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

Tonight: The Red Line Tap Open Mic With Micki and Ian
Sign u p at 8 / Music at 9 pm

Tuesday: The Mudflapps with Special Guests: Von Stomper and Tall Grass

Wednesday: Wasted Wednesday presented by Bud - $1 Bud Draftss from open til close featuring a FREE show with: Service Industry / The Hot Moms / Slow! Pioneers / DJ Erik

Thursday: Opposition Party With BiFunkal

Friday: FREE Halloween Show with The Red Line Disaster featuring members of Outlaw Family Band / The Wandering Dirt / The Mudflapps / Midwestern Lull / The Untold Dirty and more!! Costume Contest and Prizes, Drink Specials and more!

Saturday: 2 pm: The Brass Monkey Brunch / 9 pm: Cake Chicago with JD Glass / Erin Diamond and BullFighter

Sunday: Den / Soap Scum / Chicago Style Weenies / Lever
$5.00 – Free W/ College ID

Music Nightly, Drink Specials Daily, Lousy Service, The Red Line Tap. Rogers Park’s Music Venue.

www.redlinetap.com

3 days ago

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Decide how to Spend $1 Million: Participatory Budgeting for 2015 Begins Tomorrow

The next round of participatory budgeting is about to begin! This is when you and your neighbors decide how to spend over $1 million in improvements for the 49th Ward.

Each year, I receive over $1 million from the City's "Aldermanic Menu" program to spend at my discretion on infrastructure improvements in the ward. Five years ago, I implemented a "participatory budgeting" process in which the residents of my ward decide directly through popular vote how those tax dollars are...

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The next round of participatory budgeting is about to begin! This is when you and your neighbors decide how to spend over $1 million in improvements for the 49th Ward.

Each year, I receive over $1 million from the City's "Aldermanic Menu" program to spend at my discretion on infrastructure improvements in the ward. Five years ago, I implemented a "participatory budgeting" process in which the residents of my ward decide directly through popular vote how those tax dollars are spent.

The process for determining how to spend the 2015 budget begins TOMORROW (Tuesday, October 28th). Over the next three weeks, I will host seven "Neighborhood Assemblies" (six in English and one in Spanish) throughout the 49th Ward.

The first assembly takes place Tuesday, October 28th, 7:00 p.m. (complimentary pizza served at 6:30 p.m.) at Sullivan High School, 16631 N. Bosworth. If you can't make this assembly, there are six more to choose from.

For a complete schedule of all upcoming Neighborhood Assemblies, see my comment below or visit:

http://www.ward49.com/

Attend one of these meetings and learn how the process works and give your input on the types of projects you believe should be funded in the 49th Ward. The meetings will be identical in content, so you need attend only one of the meetings.

Pick the day and location that is most convenient for you and bring your appetite. Pizza and refreshments courtesy of JB Alberto's Pizza will be served at the evening Neighborhood Assemblies. Coffee and donuts will be served at the Saturday morning session.

Even if you know how participatory budgeting works, you should attend a Neighborhood Assembly. We've made some changes in the process and the Neighborhood Assemblies are where the project ideas for next year are first devised. It's also when we ask for volunteers to serve as "community representatives," who will be charged with developing project proposals for the ward-wide vote next spring.

  • Joe Moore Alderman, 49th Ward

    This year's participatory budgeting process will take place under the NEW 49th Ward boundaries.

    To view a copy of the new ward map, c;lick on the photo above.

  • Joe Moore Alderman, 49th Ward

    If you would like more information on participatory budgeting in the 49th Ward, including the participatory budgeting election results and updates on the implementation of the winning projects, visit the Participatory Budgeting page of my web site:

    http://www.ward49.com/participatory-budgeting/

  • Joe Moore Alderman, 49th Ward

    The 49th Ward is the first political jurisdiction in the nation to adopt a participatory budgeting approach to public spending, and it's been so well-received that I have pledged to make it a permanent fixture in the ward. Word of our success has spread. For the third year in a...

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    The 49th Ward is the first political jurisdiction in the nation to adopt a participatory budgeting approach to public spending, and it's been so well-received that I have pledged to make it a permanent fixture in the ward. Word of our success has spread. For the third year in a row, two other Chicago aldermen have pledged to use participatory budgeting to decide how to spend their aldermanic menu money and other cities in the U.S., including New York City and Vallejo, California, are emulating our model.

    Be a part of history. Join us at one of the Neighborhood Assemblies!

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Grady wants in

I'm getting word Grady Humphrey is out gathering signature's to run for Alderman. In 2003 he made an attempt, but never made it on the ballot.

Here's an old photo I took of Michael Harrington, Grady and Joe during a heated public forum on public safety. Tom Bradley and Karen Hoover were also on the panel. It was held at the Good News Church.

One of my favorite lines of the event was Grady telling the audience, "if you're on the corner selling drugs, you're going to jail."

Grady is a stand up guy.

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    Helen - the thought of Lar America First Daly started my day with a chuckle. Thank you for that!

  • Rus

    Helen, if he's a Lar "America First" Daly, than I'm all for him!!!

Oct 23

Updated 3 days ago

City of Chicago Eletric Aggreigation Program

So I just moved back late July, and do not know much about this program... what is the best opition here sign up or opt out? Thanks!

  • d3 NOH

    Chris, how are you liking the real-time-billing plan?

    The problem with the fee wasn't that they didn't disclose it (...I know I can find records of me complaining about it before anyone had even seen it on their bill), it's that they did it in a deceptive manner by giving...

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    Chris, how are you liking the real-time-billing plan?

    The problem with the fee wasn't that they didn't disclose it (...I know I can find records of me complaining about it before anyone had even seen it on their bill), it's that they did it in a deceptive manner by giving it the same fee as ComEd and the same name. So people assumed they were comparing ComEd 1:1 on the fee, when it was an addition to their bill. AFAIK though, the fee was not disclosed prior to Chicagoans voting in favor of having an aggregate electricity program and our legislators didn't have the foresight to prevent such fees (which, since, have become common among third party suppliers on certain plans in the marketplace).

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

2 Questions

Hi All...
I was driving in Edgewater the other day and passed a house with two fabulous sculptures on the lawn.....one of a large black and white cow and the other of her black and white calf. Does anyone know what street they're on? I don't remember, and I'd love to see them again.

Also, what is the meaning of the purple ribbons around the trees in front of the police station on Clark in Rogers Park?

Thanks Everyone!

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5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

The more things change, the more they stay the same

Alderman Joe Moore said: "Any group of people can gather together and call themselves whatever they want to call themselves, but to become an official park advisory council recognized by the Chicago Park District, certain procedures must be followed…"

"I do not believe this group has followed those procedures. The members of this so-called park advisory council are welcome to attend my community meeting Monday night on the future of Leone Park. They are welcome to offer their opinions and suggestions as individual community residents, but they won't be recognized as an official advisory council."

4 days ago

Loyola University Interprofessional Health Education Series

Loyola University, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing students will be presenting a six part interprofessional health education series. The second session will be on Tuesday, October 28, 2014, from 1:00pm to 2:00pm and the topic will be, " How to Prepare for Your Doctor's Visit". The event will be held at the new Heartland Health Center-Devon in the Community Room at 1300 W. Devon Avenue. The event is free. Light snacks will be provided. All are welcome.

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

History Repeating Itself, For What!!!

I live in Rogers Park, not utopia by any means. My husband and I scavenged a pallet to put under our washer, trying to save a few dollars. The pallet was too long to fit in my car, a station wagon. So we went around the shortest way, meaning going down the wrong way on half of a block. In passing, a young man, maybe 25-29 years old, walking, looked at me as I drove by and called me a...

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I live in Rogers Park, not utopia by any means. My husband and I scavenged a pallet to put under our washer, trying to save a few dollars. The pallet was too long to fit in my car, a station wagon. So we went around the shortest way, meaning going down the wrong way on half of a block. In passing, a young man, maybe 25-29 years old, walking, looked at me as I drove by and called me a "stupid SPOOK"!! How do we expect to have a world of peace, when words and deed, say otherwise. I'm not naive, but I try to think before words pass my lips. That young man supposedly is growing up in a more pc , kinder gentler world. I guess he's not participating!!
Happened on the corner of Greenview and Arthur about 7:00 pm Saturday night.

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

    Most people with healthy, well regulated thinking patterns don't react to this situation with such racial hostility. The dude has some issues. Try not to take it personally, just recognize the dude has the problem, not you.

  • @Bill
    Thank you for seeing the issue and perhaps clarifying it better than I did.
    Thank you.

Oct 21

Updated 4 days ago

FREE Flu Shots Offered at Alderman Moore's Office this Saturday

Now that the flu season is fast approaching, we need to turn our attention to protecting our health. I'm offering FREE flu vaccinations this Saturday, October 25th, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (while supplies last), at my Ward Service Office, 7356 N. Greenview (at Jarvis).

The vaccinations will be administered by the City of Chicago Department of Public Health. If you have a Medicare card, please bring it with you.

Influenza, also known as "the flu," is a very...

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Now that the flu season is fast approaching, we need to turn our attention to protecting our health. I'm offering FREE flu vaccinations this Saturday, October 25th, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (while supplies last), at my Ward Service Office, 7356 N. Greenview (at Jarvis).

The vaccinations will be administered by the City of Chicago Department of Public Health. If you have a Medicare card, please bring it with you.

Influenza, also known as "the flu," is a very contagious lung disease that causes an average of over 200,000 hospitalizations and 36,000 deaths in the United States each year. Anyone can get the flu. For most people, the flu can cause fever, cough, sore throat, headache, chills, muscle aches, and fatigue.

Flu infections among the elderly and those with chronic heart or lung disease can lead to more serious complications, including hospitalization and even death.

Here's who should especially consider receiving a flu shot:

• Adults over 50 years old
• Anyone with a chronic health condition
• Pregnant women
• Healthcare workers
• Caregivers for young children or the elderly
• Residents of nursing homes and long-term care facilities

Even you do not fall within one of the above categories, you should still think seriously about protecting yourself from the flu this winter.

6 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Is The Local Republican Party Toast?

The 49th Ward is a one party town thanks to the ineptitude of the local GOP Committeeman. Instead of supporting the Republican Party she is spending all of her time barking and trying to bite the tires on the Democratic Party's bus as it speeds to another victory. The GOP Ward webpage has been dormant as a dead mongoose for almost a full year. The last posting she made was for a Pumpkin Party in October 2013. She didn't even...

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The 49th Ward is a one party town thanks to the ineptitude of the local GOP Committeeman. Instead of supporting the Republican Party she is spending all of her time barking and trying to bite the tires on the Democratic Party's bus as it speeds to another victory. The GOP Ward webpage has been dormant as a dead mongoose for almost a full year. The last posting she made was for a Pumpkin Party in October 2013. She didn't even use the GOP webpage to find election judge volunteers for the next election in November. The GOP folded up its tent, packed it on the elephant and lumbered out of Rogers Park leaving the lone Committeewoman behind to bite tires and bark. Should we give a final going away party and wave good bye? That would be a friendly thing to do.

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    Bingo! Thanks, Former Pot Hole.

    I'm not counting the Senate lost just yet, Carl.

  • Al I. Not Defender of Cartoon Cows

    Let them eat toast.

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Beware of intruder

Near Estes and Ashland-man came into our backyard acting like he was confused about the address. Later on my husband saw the same man in front of the house with a leaf blower he offered to sell us. Looks like he might be taking equipment from people's yards and trying to sell it!

  • PTM DJ/MC

    Thank you. We've had trespassers (and illegal activity). We had hose reels stolen last year (and break-ins into the lobby with access to the building). Is the key to better secure the building (not leave valuables unsecured)?

  • Our deck was ripped off this yr 300$ worth of deck/patio equipment near the beach off of Touhy.
    No one cares until it happens to them.
    I am sorry it happen to you also .

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Don't Forget to get your Free Flu Shot Today

Don't forget that my office will be offering FREE flu vaccinations TODAY (Saturday, October 25th), from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (while supplies last), at my Ward Service Office, 7356 N. Greenview (at Jarvis).

For more information, visit:

http://www.ward49.com/site/epage/155512_322.htm

  • Bill in Rogers Park Rogers Parker - co-founder of Glenwood Neighbors

    I think this was a great service and I took advantage and got a flu shot. At 9 am there was quite a line that snaked down the other store fronts in the strip. When I came back at 12:30 there was no line. Thank you for doing this, Ald. Moore!

Oct 20

Updated 4 days ago

Avoid the Lines; Vote Early or Vote by Mail Starting Today

Avoid the lines at the polls and potentially bad weather on Election Day by VOTING EARLY OR BY MAIL!

VOTE EARLY

Vote early at any one of 51 locations beginning TODAY (Monday, October 20th), until Saturday, November 1st. Early voting hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Here are the Early Voting locations most convenient to 49th Ward residents:

Pottawattomie Park
7340 N. Rogers (just west of the Metra tracks)

Broadway Armory Park
5917 N. Broadway...

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Avoid the lines at the polls and potentially bad weather on Election Day by VOTING EARLY OR BY MAIL!

VOTE EARLY

Vote early at any one of 51 locations beginning TODAY (Monday, October 20th), until Saturday, November 1st. Early voting hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Here are the Early Voting locations most convenient to 49th Ward residents:

Pottawattomie Park
7340 N. Rogers (just west of the Metra tracks)

Broadway Armory Park
5917 N. Broadway (at Thorndale)

Warren Park
6601 N. Western (2 blocks south of Pratt)

Chicago Board of Elections
69 W. Washington
Lower level (across from Daley Plaza)

If you need a ride to an early voting site, please reply to this e-mail or call 773-973-4900.

Early Voting is also available Sundays, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the Board of Elections office, 69 W. Washington, Lower Level, and at four city neighborhood locations, including Welles Park, 2333 W. Sunnyside.

An ID is not required. However, I advise you to bring an ID, such as a driver's license or state ID, in the event there is a question about your registration. All Early Voting sites will serve as "grace period registration" sites where voters may register for the first time or update the name or address on their existing registrations. To learn more about Grace Period registration, read my comment on this thread.

VOTE BY MAIL

You can also vote by mail! Illinois law now permits you to vote by mail for any reason whatsoever. To obtain an application to vote by mail, visit:

http://www.chicagoelections.com/dm/general/document_399.pdf

Complete the application and either mail it or deliver it personally to the Chicago Board of Elections, 69 W. Washington. Suite 600, Chicago, IL 60602.

You will then receive your ballot in the mail. Follow all the enclosed instructions and make sure to vote in secret.

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    Robin that little bio Gordon wrote for himself is cute. Of course it doesn't mention that his lawsuit sought to invalidate the votes in all of the precincts that he lost and that his spurious lawsuit was thrown out in court.

  • Rob

    Perhaps one of these days we'll get a statement from Gordon on his attempt to disenfranchise those who didn't vote for him in his last attempt, but I wouldn't count on it. His mouthpiece here is quick to spew drivel, even quicker to avoid letting us know ANYTHING about his candidate.

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