23 hours ago
Updated 8 hours ago
Anyone else curious as to why the news fails to show all the shootings in uptown and Rogers park? I see lots of coverage on the south side shootings.
23 hours ago
Updated 9 hours ago
Helicopters flying around rp again, anyone know what happened?
Updated Sep 05
Does anyone know what is going on in the old North Ridge Ford dealership at 6500 N Western Ave? I drove by over the weekend and noticed a sign that said Cab Town. Do they sell cabs there? Just wondering.....
Updated Sep 03
I live in a bungalow and want to use the upstairs for a bedroom. Without central air or a roof vent fan what is the best way to cool the upstairs? The windows are too small for anything but the smallest of ac units. I have not read anything that gives me confidence in the portable air conditioners. What works?
My Calendar app must be broken. It claims today is September 1, but my neighbor’s fireworks indicate it is July 4.
Updated Aug 30
I just saw a guy putting an "under contract" sticker on the old Frank Z sign. I just wanted to know if anyone knew who was going to be moving into the space. I had heard that a grocery store and gym were interested, but those were just rumors. (However, I am keeping my finger's crossed for the grocery store!) Thanks for any insight!
Here's another way in which women's roles expanded during WWII: The National Women's Baseball League (1944-54) included the Thillens Checashers a fast-pitch team that played at Thillens Stadium, Devon and Kedzie. Documentary filmmaker Adam Chu will trace the league's West Ridge connection in his talk at Northtown Library, 6435 N. California Ave., this Tuesday August 26 at 6:30 pm. The league was a rival to the All-American Women's Baseball League (1943-54) which was the subject of the film "A League of Their Own." His talk is co-sponsored by the Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society and the Northtown Library.
Updated Aug 24
A woman in her 70s who lives in West Rogers Park was diagnosed with the city's first case of West Nile virus, officials said. Of the more than one hundred victims last year, around ten percent died. Technicians will be spraying Zenivex to poison the mosquitoes. You should stay indoors and close your windows while spraying is underway as an extra precaution, city officials said. Be careful because one bite can kill you. http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20140819/norwood-park/city-spray-far-northwest-side-for-mosquitoes-wednesday
Join us beginning Sunday, September 7 as we have a casual time of bagels, fruit, and coffee along with a discussion about what Redemption Church will look like. This is a brand new church, so...
How will we use our strengths to help our neighbors?
How will we come together to celebrate?
How will we take care of each other?
Visit redeemchicago.com for our contact, to find out what we're about, and more info.
Updated Aug 22
How and why does a thread get removed from everyblock? I was following one and POOF- it's not there anymore. Curious as to what happened.
Updated Aug 18
Sun-Times says that obnoxious electronic billboard at Lunt and Western was taken down Aug. 11.
(The company that erected it is also said to have Bruce Rauner as a "passive" investor whose campaign has been given $188,000 in free advertising by the company, the CEO of which is also the head of "Mayors for Rauner.")
Updated Aug 18
I have heard several large blasts loud enough to set off car alarms. Does anyone know what is going on?
Updated Aug 17
Having just retired after working forty years in the restaurant business I am looking to help feed hungry people.
Religious and political ideals are accepted.
I live on the far north side
Updated Aug 07
My partner and I were grabbing dinner at the Chipotle at the corner of Peterson and Lincoln when we saw a ton of police in that alley between the plaza parking lot and behind IHOP. When we came out there was an ambulance, red police tape, and even more police. I hope that this wasn't a homicide.
Updated Aug 06
We are looking for a local arborist(s) who will give us a free estimate. Any suggestions?
PS.... do arborists also string lights in trees or are we on our own for that one?
Updated Aug 06
What is going on?
Indian Boundary Park brimmed with hundreds of visitors Tuesday evening, Aug. 5 as two simultaneous events lured families, toddlers and just plain folks for the first time since the fieldhouse was burned and closed in 2012.
Updated Aug 03
Hello neighbors! Has anyone else in the neighborhood had issues with the taxis that park in the lots along Western across from Starbucks/Z-Mart?
They constantly zip out of those lots like bats out of hell, and I now have a white and green scrape along the driver's side of my car. Had this happened to you? What did you do?
Updated Aug 01
The more folk we get on the website the better. This alderman is content to keep things the same. We don't need more cell phone stores, empty sari shops and lack of variety in food choices. If we live in the most diverse neighborhood in the city, where is the diversity. While trader joes is a chain it would be a great start
Updated Jul 31
Good morning 50 th ward. I spoke to someone at trader joes yesterday about petitioning for a store in the west ridge area. I was told to go to their website and under " contact us" state my case. The more folks petition the more they will consider it. I am tired of waiting for the alderman to do anything for this ward
Updated Jul 26
I live at Chase/Wolcott. Looking for a secure clean and covered garage to rent. I will only be parking in the garage for 3-4 nights per week due to my travel schedule. If u know of any, please let me know.
Updated Jul 26
My son said there were lots of squads and officers walking the area around the Bank of America on Touhy and Francisco. Anyone know what happened?
There are people calling and posing as IRS agents, threatening lawsuit or arrest if immediate payment isn't made. Seems obvious after the fact, but they are very good at making you feel very afraid. Please don't judge us; I simply want to raise awareness so others don't fall prey. The IRS will never call you about tax disputes. If someone does call posing as IRS and threaten you, it is a scam.
Updated Jul 25
I was unable to attend the community meeting this evening regarding the sale and potential redevelopment of the old Z Frank space at Western and Peterson. Was anyone there and have any information? Overall feel for how this will pan out?
Aug 06 2012
Updated Jul 24
My husband and I were awaken by the sound of an explosion at 3:30 AM this morning, just West of Lincoln and Richmond. Did anyone else in the neighborhood hear it? Any idea what it was?
Updated Jul 23
It seems that there were many more shooting incidents in East Rogers Park and Edgewater than in West Rogers Park over the last five to six months. Is that so or am I not looking at the right sources?
Updated Jul 19
Red light cameras tag thousands for unfair tickets
Updated 5:47 a.m.
Red light cameras tag thousands for undeserved tickets
A red light camera at Lincoln Avenue and McCormick Road in Chicago generated 563 tickets during a 12-day spike. More than 99 percent were for right turns. (Chris Sweda, Chicago Tribune)
Red light cameras in Chicago caught thousands of undeserving drivers during sudden spikes in tickets that city officials say they cannot explain, a Tribune investigation found.