3 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Are birdbaths & birdfeeders illegal?

My husband & I own a condo in a courtyard building & have a large garden patio we frequently use. Our complex is mostly owner-occupied, but there is 1 rental in our building & an agent getting ready to show the unit threatened to call the cops on me today.

Could someone really report me to the police for setting out a tiny birdbath & a small handful of nuts & seeds on my patio while I am sitting outside...

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My husband & I own a condo in a courtyard building & have a large garden patio we frequently use. Our complex is mostly owner-occupied, but there is 1 rental in our building & an agent getting ready to show the unit threatened to call the cops on me today.

Could someone really report me to the police for setting out a tiny birdbath & a small handful of nuts & seeds on my patio while I am sitting outside watching the wildlife with my pets? I completely understand that just tossing out scraps attracts pests, but the food & water is only set out for as long as I am out there & then I promptly clean up any leftovers. This is also done on my very own property & there are no rules against it in my association by-laws, nor have any neighbors complained.

If this is truly against the law, I guess I'll stop, but I just don't know the extent to which this is an issue. I've been doing this for months & didn't think anything of it. There's a tree right outside our kitchen window that the sparrows & squirrels always hang out in & my pets really enjoy watching them, so I figured offering them a little treat while we're outside would be OK as long as I wasn't making a mess.

  • jenna! Be the change you want to see happen

    Emily, that agent could have been having a rotten day/life. I'd just write him/her off as a negative person and forget about it. Btw, if you have any friends looking to rent an apartment, get them to move in there!

  • slk long-time rogers parker

    Hmmm. A rental agent comes on to property that you own and tries to tell you what you can and can't do and then threatens to call the police on you. I don't think any type of day justifies that kind of unprofessional and rude behavior.

2 days ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Incumbent Aldermen

These all sound very familiar.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/urbanvoice101/top-7-ways-chicago-incumbent-aldermen-will-try-to-uru9

I'll add: stepping up services before an election. Do you have anything to add?

  • Another benefit of muting the truly rude posters here is you can see that they're still on here spouting.

    I can see that Helen, for example, just posted and I'm pretty safe assuming it was childish and rude but not very clever.

    But, like sooooooo many other people here, I don't have to read it!

  • Rob

    "I don't have to read it!"

    Well, that's a good first step. Doesn't do any of us any good if you are still gonna comment in response to her though. Would you like a lecture on how to effectively use the mute button?

45 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

The CTU Head Speaks Out on Joe Moore

Jesse Sharkey has stepped up to fill in for Karen Lewis as she battles a serious illness.

Chicago Magazine interviewed Mr. Sharkey for the December issue. One of the points he addressed was our alderman's actions to block the public from having a voice in the issue of an elected school board.

Q: Which aldermen are standing in the way of an elected school board?

A: Joe Moore [49th Ward, in Rogers Park] is one of them. I’m furious with...

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Jesse Sharkey has stepped up to fill in for Karen Lewis as she battles a serious illness.

Chicago Magazine interviewed Mr. Sharkey for the December issue. One of the points he addressed was our alderman's actions to block the public from having a voice in the issue of an elected school board.

Q: Which aldermen are standing in the way of an elected school board?

A: Joe Moore [49th Ward, in Rogers Park] is one of them. I’m furious with Joe Moore. He’s shown himself to suck up to power like nobody’s business. [In Illinois,] up to three measures can get on the ballot. Joe Moore made sure there were three trivial measures so he could do the mayor’s bidding and not allow an elected school board on the ballot—a measure that’s really important to people.

The full article is here: http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/December-2014/Meet-Jesse-Sharkey-the-New-Karen-Lewis/

Does anyone know how many teachers reside in the 49th ward?

  • Need for a Change 20 years in Rogers Park

    Anne Sullivan commented: " I love Mo's idea of putting more parents, teachers and students on the board. But our elected officials will never move off the dime unless they can be shown quantitatively what people want"

    That is what Local School Councils are for-The CPS Board needs qualified unbiased individuals capable of professional management

  • Need for a Change 20 years in Rogers Park

    Electing CPS board members will dilute the integrity of the board- candidates should be nominated by qualified individuals such as the mayor and approved by the entire city council. Reducing the CPS board to a popularity contest of potentially unqualified candidates would be a BIG MISTAKE!!!

4 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Fee increases under Emanuel replicate property tax hike (which will also likely happen)

Hal Dardick writes a thoughtful piece that says, while Emanuel is quick to remind us that he has not raised property taxes, he has increased other fees enough to impact Chicago residents in much the same way. (There is also, of course, widespread speculation that he will go ahead and raise property taxes anyway...just as soon as the elections are over.)

Dardick explains how this move also benefited aldermen:

"Taken separately, the tax and fee hikes are less noticeable than...

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Hal Dardick writes a thoughtful piece that says, while Emanuel is quick to remind us that he has not raised property taxes, he has increased other fees enough to impact Chicago residents in much the same way. (There is also, of course, widespread speculation that he will go ahead and raise property taxes anyway...just as soon as the elections are over.)

Dardick explains how this move also benefited aldermen:

"Taken separately, the tax and fee hikes are less noticeable than a property tax increase that would have jumped out at homeowners when the tax bill arrived. That's made it easier for the mayor to sell his spending plans to aldermen, who like Emanuel have to face voters Feb. 24."

Full article here: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-emanuel-budget-2015-met-20141118-story.html#page=1

  • daveP been around awhile

    Pretty great huh?

    Can't wait till after the elections, so I can see where they are going to come up with the 550 million they haven't taken in to account.

    Though we all know where its going to come from.

    But hey, the Depaul arena may be headed for 100+ million budget over run, so we've got that going for us....

24 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Marxist Attacks 49th Ward Alderman

Repeat political challenger, Don Gordon, apparently supports a Marxist attack against our Ward Alderman. Chicago Teachers Union VP Jesse Sharkey was questioned over his recent participation in the Midwest Marxism Conference at Northwestern University and refused to answer why he was there and what relationship the Chicago Teachers Union has with the International Socialists Organization or why he opposes our Alderman. Do we wan to elect a Marxist sympathizer? You can read about it here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Gordon2015/ and here http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2012/12/04/chicago-teachers-union-vp-busted-participating-in-midwest-marxism-conference/ Let's not vote a Marxist into the 49th Ward. Say NO to Marxism.

  • Rich RP Resident

    Not long ago he was accused of being a Republican. I'm so confused!

  • Haha. All have policies that make sense. I feel that we as a people are strongest when united. This nation built in liberty equality pursuit of happiness. It needs to be kept in balance I avoid the rich getting richer off poor people who are naturally generally for the most...

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    Haha. All have policies that make sense. I feel that we as a people are strongest when united. This nation built in liberty equality pursuit of happiness. It needs to be kept in balance I avoid the rich getting richer off poor people who are naturally generally for the most part stupid for lack of a better word. Because of access to education In sure they are no more or less intelligent with same potential. Is be richer under republican ways but many would be screwed over. If more happiness is around me the happier I am and that is priceless. Don't get me wrong I have needs and wants and can be greedy, but I wouldn't want to screw over a small or large group of people to create prosperity for me myself and my family. Were all on this rock together We are one whether people accept it or not. When they do - change can come quicker unlike the stalling tactics used today. Sometimes I ask myself, how are we allowing this to happen. What is is a cover-up for, is there even a bigger picture? We've come so far, but sometimes it seems like we still have a way to go. Need to understand that there will always be opposing views. Once that is accepted in the hearts of the people the nation can be united in our differences.

    I think Socrates just possessed me. Thank you Socrates for your insight.

    Your welcome.

7 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

10,000 students and 2 libraries!?

Hi! As a West Ridge/Rogers Park resident we have lots to discuss. 1st off, where is the dividing line of the two parts of town? 2ndly, being that I have no idea where the line is we have an education problem. There are 12 public schools in our area and only 2 libraries. Over 10,000 students have access to only about 10 computers. We need another library to make our community stronger educationally and as a viable resource for students...

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Hi! As a West Ridge/Rogers Park resident we have lots to discuss. 1st off, where is the dividing line of the two parts of town? 2ndly, being that I have no idea where the line is we have an education problem. There are 12 public schools in our area and only 2 libraries. Over 10,000 students have access to only about 10 computers. We need another library to make our community stronger educationally and as a viable resource for students to get the help they need. If adding another school to the system is not an option this needs to be addressed immediately. Our children are suffering as a lack of resources is not available. How do we achieve this goal?

  • The Rogers Park branch was also recently updated: mostly new carpet. As Jenna said you can requests books/movies/etc from the library system, you get an email when your book comes in. You also get an email when its time to renew your checked out books. My complaint is that this branch is not open on Sunday. There is also a solid mexican place across the street "Fonda Dona Chio".

  • It would be nice if CPL would restore longer hours to various branches.

20 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Ted Cox blasts Alderman Moore on Twitter

"Many @ProgressiveChi aldermen treat Ald. @JoeMoore49 statement as a comedy routine, as he attacks opponents on police hiring and TIF reform."

https://twitter.com/tedcoxchicago/status/535138209152659456

2 days ago

Updated 7 hours ago

Looking for Local Rogers Park News

I am looking for as many web sights as possible to find local Roger Park News. Do you have any ideas? Example: Digital Tribune, Curbed.... Lets' hear it. Give it to me.

  • rlynn ackerman NE Rogers Park resident since 1956

    Take a look at DNA Info/Rogers Park and www.rogerspark.com. You're already on Everyblock, which is very good.

  • Al I. Not Defender of Cartoon Cows

    "Blogs are blogs, not newspapers" isn't inherently a bad thing to say. But keep in mind that in this modern age, newspapers and other media are barely what they once were. Fact checking is mostly a thing of the past. Bias abounds. If you're going to be skeptical, be skeptical of old media, too. It's not exempt from flaws.

16 hours ago

Updated 7 hours ago

Birds vs. Business Development? What Are The Priorities?

While we eagerly await even a single word about Education, Business Development or Ward Services, three of the primary pillars supporting the Gordon Campaign, it seems that birds crashing into Loyola's buildings are a much higher priority at the moment. High enough a priority for the candidate to testify before the Chicago Planning Commission. (https://www.facebook.com/groups/Gordon2015/) We all like our feathered friends but couldn't some attention please be given to Education, Business Development and Ward Services? Is there confusion about what should be the highest priorities in the 49th Ward? Birds before Business Development?

  • Why do you keep bothering? Are you a paid shill?

  • mclnoh RE Broker & Photographer

    ...."I'm on my game...." 22 year incumbent 49th Ward Alderman on announcing his run for reelection.

    ...." We're on it. Thanks for letting me know." 22 year incumbent 49th Ward Alderman, in response to being informed by a constituent that his Senior's Services tab on his web site contains info and links that are 4 years out of date:

    nov17-the-aldermans-senior-citizen-services-links-49th-ward-6515548

    As Helen would say, "Indeed!"

  • Al I. Not Defender of Cartoon Cows

    You're really scraping the bottom of the barrel here to look for stuff to smear Gordon with. Why shouldn't we just mute you, exactly? Do you have anything legitimate to add to the conversation at all?

5 days ago

Updated 7 hours ago

psa-

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

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

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

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

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

  • Olgasdottir Long time Rogers Park gardener

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

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

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

30 hours ago

Updated 8 hours ago

Idea for Gale School (and other RP schools for that matter!)

Joe -- I saw a great idea in today's Trib that might be useful at Gale School given the focus it now has by CPS: "Tools of the Mind Learning". It had great results in a NYC study with 79 classrooms -- especially in "highest poverty schools". Will you commit to the Ward to getting this implemented in RP?

Excerpts from the article:
Training teachers to promote structured play among kindergarteners yields improved reading, vocabulary and math scores that persist...

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Joe -- I saw a great idea in today's Trib that might be useful at Gale School given the focus it now has by CPS: "Tools of the Mind Learning". It had great results in a NYC study with 79 classrooms -- especially in "highest poverty schools". Will you commit to the Ward to getting this implemented in RP?

Excerpts from the article:
Training teachers to promote structured play among kindergarteners yields improved reading, vocabulary and math scores that persist into first grade, according to a new study. The technique, called ‘Tools for the Mind,’ seemed to be particularly effective in high-poverty schools.

“The active ingredient is children are taking responsibility for their own learning,” said Clancy Blair of the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York University, who led the study. For the two-year study, researchers divided 79 kindergarten classrooms with a total of 759 children into two groups. Forty-two classrooms were directed to incorporate the Tools for the Mind program, and 37 continued with their standard teaching practices.

Researchers assessed students’ attention, speed of processing and other measures of academic ability twice a year. The program is meant to improve kids’ control over their ability to avoid distractions, focus their attention, remember important details and regulate impulsive behavior.

Teachers organize “shared cooperative activities” designed to promote social-emotional development and improve thinking skills. They combine reading, mathematics and science activities with child-directed activities and structured sociodramatic play.

“The thing that is most important for our results is we found the biggest effects in the highest poverty schools,” Blair said. “It’s well within the budgets and the capabilities of every kindergarten classroom in the U.S.,” he said. “Closing the achievement gap is right there, we know how to do it, and there’s no excuse not to do it.”

  • Having been very involved in voicing my frustration with the last school closures, I can tell you that the alderman is a good person to have at the table even if the ultimate decision is made by the CPS board.

    Glad to see some bandying about on our local schools.

  • Suzanne Devane Ward 49 Republican Committeeman

    I read an article the other day that over 60% of professions experiencing job growth need some level of post-HS training or education. If we continue to provide only failing K-12 educational environments to our most disadvantaged populations, we are sentencing these young people to a lifetime of poverty. A...

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    I read an article the other day that over 60% of professions experiencing job growth need some level of post-HS training or education. If we continue to provide only failing K-12 educational environments to our most disadvantaged populations, we are sentencing these young people to a lifetime of poverty. A good educational foundation is the only way to address the problem.

    Given that Gale School is already under an intervention plan, there is a golden opportunity to try a program that seems to have worked in another city. In a City that is politically driven, politicians need to be willing to take responsibility as well as credit.

8 hours ago

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47 hours ago

Updated 9 hours ago

Aldermanic Debates?

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

  • Mother Olson Watchful mother.

    Good grief! I said aldermanic debates, not ultra-maniac debates! Thank you to all who responded seriously.

  • Michelle R. 60666 Ask me anything about Which Kraft

    Sidney, honey, I've told you already - after you said all those horrible things about catholics, especially the pope and nuns, in those other threads - you'd never get elected President.

14 hours ago

3 days ago

Updated 17 hours ago

Found - Ventra Card

Ventra Card found in Rogers Park. Please respond if you are missing yours and I'd be happy to return it to you.

2 days ago

Updated 17 hours ago

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

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

Here is what I found:

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

Here is what I found:

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

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

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

  • Dee On Newgard '92

    She's much more coherent and cogent than you are.

    BTW she drinks coffee.

  • The Sheriff new sheriff in town

    Well, now, EveSpot, you're just being nasty. That ain't nice.

Nov 07

Updated 20 hours ago

Chinese Food Recommendations

Any good delivery options in RP for Chinese food? Thanks!

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    Verena, I think that advice works for most restaurants, which is why we rarely order out and then only pizza.

  • Leelee Dog lady, cat lady, juicer extraordinaire

    Engs on Western is yummy. We order from there quite often.

47 hours ago

Updated 20 hours ago

Upgrading Electricity to Vintage Building

I live in a vintage condo building and we need to upgrade the electricity coming into our building. Our research shows ComEd will do it's part to help, but first we need to update the electrical boxes in our building. When the building turned condo, their was not a gut rehab or electrical update done.

Has anyone had any experience with a good contractor that could help us with this ?

Any information will be appreciated. Thanks !

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    Jim A - Comed does not require a permit. We have done several of these projects.

  • jenna! Be the change you want to see happen

    You DO need a permit for a service upgrade. It sounds like your entire building needs an upgrade, so everyone in the condo committee needs to be onboard with this project. Lets say each unit only has a 60 amp breaker now and you'd like to each have 100 amp...

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    You DO need a permit for a service upgrade. It sounds like your entire building needs an upgrade, so everyone in the condo committee needs to be onboard with this project. Lets say each unit only has a 60 amp breaker now and you'd like to each have 100 amp service. An electrician will need to calculate the entire service load for the whole building & the public areas. What ComEd provides is a "new drop" to the service head outside your building, which means it supplies the correct size wires from the high tension wires in the alley to your building. So new meter banks with distribution to service panels located in each condo unit. You should also insist on hardwired smoke detectors and emergency lights with battery back up in your stairwells. We used Enrique Roman, he's professional and licensed. 773-677-1125
    Good luck Michael! It's a bit of a mess until its all done but you'll survive.

32 hours ago

Updated 21 hours ago

Done Deal - The Leone Park Beach Advisory Council is official

Posted on Facebook: "As witnessed by our community and Chicago Park District Community Relations Manager Maria Stone and District Supervisor Sandy Olson at the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce office on November 18th, 2014, the Leone Park Beach Advisory Council is official."

President - Eve Brownstone

Vice President - Bobby Diamond

Secretary - Christine Wellman

Treasurer - Terry Dee

5 days ago

Updated 26 hours ago

does anyone feel safe here?

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

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

  • d3 NOH

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

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

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

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

42 hours ago

Updated 27 hours ago

Deeded Parking Space

Hi all, is there anyone looking to sell their deeded parking space?

3 days ago

Updated 29 hours ago

  • At least EB is monitoring close enough to remove more of Crazy Barty's offensive comments.

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

    Yes, Crazy Barty went crazy on the the comment just removed by EveryBlock..

30 hours ago

Updated 29 hours ago

Glenlake continues excellent service/reasonable price

Last year the founder of Glenlake International Auto Care died and the son took over this business at 7111 North Clark St.
I had been going to Glenlake for 31 years, starting when it was located where the Walgreens on Broadway is now and was desperately hoping the excellent service would continue. I am so happy to report that the son, Mike Jr. is excellent and very reasonable. My car is now over 17 years old and it runs almost as new.
thank you Glenlake!

  • Al I. Not Defender of Cartoon Cows

    Make sure to give them a good Yelp review or similar!

Jun 12

Updated 32 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.

45 hours ago

Updated 32 hours ago

found iphone

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

32 hours ago

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2 days ago

Updated 32 hours ago

Unexpensive Mechanic anted

Does anyone know of a inexpensive car repair shop that also does wheel alignment in Rogers Park??

  • SunshineDiva2014 Long time Chicago resident.

    I just went to ABM at 3044 W. Montrose for a brake job and they were fair and courteous. I did not want to go to the dealer either and I would use this shop again.

  • Thanks everyone! I will check a couple of these shops and let you all know which I chose!
    And excuse my misspelled headline....it should have read: Inexpensive Mechanic Wanted!

33 hours ago

You can't tell the players without a score card

If you don't want to spend the $10 (I think it's worth it), their daily election newsletter has great information!

http://www.aldertrack.com/

Nov 10

Updated 37 hours ago

Senior Safety Seminar

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

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

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

    (Props to Salt-N-Pepa)

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    Bumpity, bumpity bump

39 hours ago

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Neighborhood Kid Activities

I was wondering if anyone knew of some fun, kid friendly places in the area, that are hopefully free, to keep kids entertained for the day! Any suggestions are welcomed!

  • Best free activity nearby that would keep kids entertained for a longer stretch of time would be the Evanston Public Library on Church Ave. The RP librarian is on maternity leave til January I believe, and the facilities aren't nearly as fun. Skokie Exploritorium is very fun and pretty close by car or Yellow line El, but definitely not free. Have you joined Baby Wranglers of East Rogers Park on Facebook? They are a neighborhood parent group that has playdates and activities from time to time.....

  • DJM 25 yr. RP & Edgewater resident.

    Lincoln Park Zoo is free (you do have to pay for parking though). The Children's Zoo has a fantastic climber they can play in. And...the animals.

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Helicopters Again in RoPa

Going on for about 30 minutes now. Anyone have a report? Can't find anything online?
:)

  • sheila clerkin 4th Generation Rogers Park

    Jane was a fellow Scholastican, some years ahead of me.

  • hazelg Longtime Edgewater resident

    I think it is great that they show her that honor after what she did for the city ;;;;;Mayor Richard M and Richard J Daleys tried for years to wipe her off the history of Chicago, but she got the last laugh over both of them. She deserves all of the honors that will be bestowed on her, even in death, more than a big park for Maggie Daley.

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Donate Bikes!

I have a couple of bikes I would like to donate. I remember there is a place on Ravenswood that helps kids to refurbish and maintain them, but can't remember the name. Help please?

  • The Recyclery
    http://www.therecyclery.org/
    7628 N Paulina St, Chicago, IL 60626

    Not place you are looking for but still good.

  • Rory Tyer Singer/songwriter, marketer, writer

    Yes, I second The Recyclery--a friend of mine volunteered there for a while and they do great things with bikes.

  • dj long time RP home owner

    Recyclery may be the one I was thinking of. Thanks!!!

5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Question about parking ticket

Hello All

I have a question about a parking ticket I received. Just east of Sheridan Rd, on Pratt (and some other blocks) there are signs posted that state "3-hour parking 9am-9pm".

I received a ticket dated 11/12/2014 at 10:15PM - which means AFTER 9pm. In the description, it states "more than 3 hours since 4:03pm".

However - on the back of the ticket, it states the following is grounds for contesting a violation: "The illegal vehicle condition did not...

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Hello All

I have a question about a parking ticket I received. Just east of Sheridan Rd, on Pratt (and some other blocks) there are signs posted that state "3-hour parking 9am-9pm".

I received a ticket dated 11/12/2014 at 10:15PM - which means AFTER 9pm. In the description, it states "more than 3 hours since 4:03pm".

However - on the back of the ticket, it states the following is grounds for contesting a violation: "The illegal vehicle condition did not exist at the time of the compliance violation."

It seems to me that since the ticket was written at 10:15PM, there were NO parking restrictions at that time and therefore there was no illegal vehicle condition, so I should be good to contest. Thoughts on this?

My other question is that the sign is slight confusing since there are no days of the week listed on there....does this mean the parking restrictions are also in place for Saturday and Sunday as well?

I have heard a lot of people have complained about these signs to the alderman's office, and a police officer even took down one of the signs (but not all of them). Any input on this?

Thanks!

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

    Contest it. Everybody knows the city forces those parking inspectors to give tickets left to right, fair or not. If you need more advice go to theexpiredmeter.com

  • I was successful in getting a ticket thrown out by going in person and explaining the situation to the judge. The ticket was issued for an expired meter and I had a receipt showing that there was clearly time left on the meter. Different circumstances but if you have the...

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    I was successful in getting a ticket thrown out by going in person and explaining the situation to the judge. The ticket was issued for an expired meter and I had a receipt showing that there was clearly time left on the meter. Different circumstances but if you have the time and it's a hefty ticket, it's worth a try! The day I went to the Central Hearing Facility on Superior it was pretty smooth and there was no line. You only have 7 days to decide to contest a ticket, so you it seems like you need to make a decision pretty quickly!
    Here is a link to more info: http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/fin/supp_info/revenue/challenging_tickets/contesting_in_person.html

2 days ago

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2 days ago

Upcoming Events at The Mayne Stage

One of Rogers Park's premiere venues and "destination locations" is the elegantly restored Mayne Stage, and its acclaimed restaurant, Act One Pub. Check out the full array of upcoming events in November and December, by clicking "More." 1328 W Morse Ave | Valet | Steps from Morse Red Line Stop Tickets to all performances can be purchased online at www.maynestage.com or by calling 866-468-3401. Reservations to Act One Pub can be made online at www.maynestage.com/the-pub or by calling 773-381-4550. [where: ]

2 days ago

Jane Byrne Funeral Procession Passing Through Rogers Park on Way to Calvary Cemetary

Upon hearing the sounds of helicopters hovering overhead this afternoon, one could quickly surmise that the helicopters served another purpose than crime surveillance - this time, the copters were television crews documenting the funeral procession of Chicago's first and only female mayor, the feisty and energentic Mayor Jane Byrne, as her funeral procession took her to her final resting place (amongst other former Mayors and other famous Chicagoans), at Calvary Cemetery. This video reminds us that the City establishment holds the position of Mayor in great reverence, and dignified send offs are justifiably par for the course. Check out the video[where: ]

2 days ago

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

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

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

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

NASA Administrator Chris Bolden said, "As...

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

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

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

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

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

2 days ago

Holiday House Tour in West Ridge on December 7th

In December the Rogers Park / West Ridge Historical Society will host a very special holiday house tour. The owners of three historic bungalows on Maplewood Avenue just south of Peterson Avenue (a few blocks west of Rosehill Cemetery) will open their homes to Society members and others. Registration is at Christ Church of Chicago, 6047 N. Rockwell Street. Tours of the church will be offered at 1.30 and 2.30 pm. Sunday, December 7, 2014, from 1 – 4 pm. Registration in advance, or at the church at 12:45 pm. Admission is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. Pay online using Paypal, mail your check to RP/WRHS, 1447 W. Morse Avenue, Chicago, 60626 or pay with cash or check the day of the event. Funds raised will support the Society’s programming and educational activities. For more information, contact the Society at info@rpwrhs or (773) 764-4078 or [where: ]

3 days ago

This week at the Red Line Tap

This Week at the Red Line Tap
www.facebook.com/redlinetap

Monday 11/17/14
The Lifeline Theater Story Telling Project at 7 pm
The Red Line Tap open Mic at 9 pm

Tuesday 11/18/2014
The Mudflapps W/ The Appleseed Collective at 9 pm

Wednesday 11/19/2014
Sweet Diezel Jenkins / Babybrutha / Soul Vistas at 9 pm

Thursday 11/20/2014
The Rewrites / Prom Night / Sheriff Scabs / Bluster at 8 pm

Friday 11/21/2014
The Supersuckers / Black Actress / Death and Memphis / DJ Bashert at 9 pm

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

6 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

  • WitchCraft Christ WitchCraft Christ

    SpamAlert have you know shame? Jayne Byrne not even in the ground yet. I see you like to criticize women and blacks and their legacy dead or alive all the time on every E.B. thread you visit.

  • jackie sanguy rogers park retiree

    I remember her term fondly. She started Chicago's rebirth. R.I.P.

6 days ago

Updated 3 days 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/155930_322.htm

  • Vinster RoPa for the long haul.

    I was the near-victim of the burglary incident mentioned in the Activity link. Thanks to an amazing neighbor, who not only saw the incident but also ran the guy down, I was saved the anguish and cost of lost property.

    The police officers were great and stayed on top of the case. Should be going to trial soon. This is how it should work. The community supports each other so the police can do their job.

  • d3 NOH

    so still no information provided by officials as to what the 5-6 officers ended up doing? "This didn't happen" ??? Really?

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

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

    If you click on the links and then the dots for each homicide and shooting victim, you will see the each name of the victim. You got a better source?

  • Of propaganda? Nope, the Mayor's office and their pet drunk do a fine job of pushing the company line. HJ seems to have some more complete stats, though.

3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Parents and Kids Choose Designs for 5 New Playgrounds

I'm happy to report the results of Saturday's vote on the proposed playgrounds at five 49th Ward parks, including Hartigan Beach Park, Howard Beach Park, Langdon Park, Pottawattomie Park and Willye White Park. Parents, kids and other community residents were asked to vote for their favorite playground designs for each park.

To view the winning designs, visit:

http://www.ward49.com/site/epage/155942_322.htm#Winning

Each winning proposal received the overwhelming percentage of the vote.

The vote was held Saturday morning at Field School (see photo below)....

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I'm happy to report the results of Saturday's vote on the proposed playgrounds at five 49th Ward parks, including Hartigan Beach Park, Howard Beach Park, Langdon Park, Pottawattomie Park and Willye White Park. Parents, kids and other community residents were asked to vote for their favorite playground designs for each park.

To view the winning designs, visit:

http://www.ward49.com/site/epage/155942_322.htm#Winning

Each winning proposal received the overwhelming percentage of the vote.

The vote was held Saturday morning at Field School (see photo below). Prior to Saturday's vote, children in the after-school programs at Pottawattomie Park and Willye White Park voted on the proposed playground designs for their respective parks. And the residents of Alden Village North, a home for developmentally disabled children, voted on the proposed playground designs for Howard Beach Park, the park closest to their facility.

The Chicago Park District and I agreed to abide by the results of the plebiscite.

Prior to the vote, the playground design renderings for each park were posted on my official Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/joemoore49.

Construction of the new playgrounds is scheduled to begin in the spring and will be completed by mid-summer, weather permitting.

The playgrounds were selected through a community application process administered by Friends of the Parks, a park advocacy organization, dedicated to preserving, protecting, and improving Chicago's parks. I announced the initiative in March of 2013 and urged neighbors to submit their favorite playground for consideration. In true Rogers Park fashion, the neighbors were enthusiastic and well-organized. As a result, every 49th Ward playground submitted for consideration was selected.

  • Joe Moore Alderman, 49th Ward

    The parks selected in the first round included Goldberg Park, 7043 N. Glenwood (at Greenleaf), Lazarus Park, 1257 W. Columbia, Matanky Park, 6925 N. Ridge (at Morse) and Paschen Park, 1932 W. Lunt (at Damen). Construction of those new playgrounds was completed last summer.

    In addition, Touhy Park, 7348 N....

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    The parks selected in the first round included Goldberg Park, 7043 N. Glenwood (at Greenleaf), Lazarus Park, 1257 W. Columbia, Matanky Park, 6925 N. Ridge (at Morse) and Paschen Park, 1932 W. Lunt (at Damen). Construction of those new playgrounds was completed last summer.

    In addition, Touhy Park, 7348 N. Paulina (at Jarvis), received a new playground last spring, courtesy of my Participatory Budgeting process (see photo on post above).

    Once construction of this second round of new playgrounds is completed next summer, nearly every old playground in Rogers Park will have been replaced in the last two years. All in all, our kids will have 10 brand new playgrounds to enjoy!

Nov 05

Updated 3 days ago

"Pissed 'Em All Off"

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

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

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

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

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

Nov 12

Updated 3 days ago

Thanksgiving Basket Giveaway

Do anyone know where they are giving away TG baskets this year. My sister and her kids need one and i was hoping that there was someone on the North Side doing so.

  • Andrea Kim Animal Advocate and Animal Care Provider

    That's wonderful!

  • Glad to hear your sister benefited. You are correct, A Just Harvest will be doing the Turkey give away again this Saturday only this time we will begin at noon. This will last until everything is gone.

Nov 11

Updated 3 days ago

Community Health Survey for Rogers Park

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

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

Thank you very much for your time.

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

  • Loyola University Community Nursing Center Promoting Community Health & Wellness

    Hello, please take a few minutes to complete the survey. We are in the process of planning for future health education & promotion topics, projects and events. We appreciate hearing your thoughts. Thank you

  • I just took this survey--it was quick and easy. It is so amazing that the Loyola University Community Nursing Center serves the *community*--it is not a student health center, but an agency that serves the homebound/elderly, new moms and their babies, and everyone in between.

    The only way to get the services we need in our community is to ask for them! Go check out the survey. Thanks!

  • Loyola University Community Nursing Center Promoting Community Health & Wellness

    The survey will remain open for a few more weeks. Consider completing a survey. Thank you to everyone who has participated.

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