3 days ago

Updated 39 hours ago

Helicopters Over Rogers Park (The Park)

Does anyone know the reason for helicopters over Rogers Park (The Park) and southwest, maybe to Touhy and California (from my vantage point in the park), between 4 and 4:30 this afternoon.

  • Darius-- I'm in the park several times a day. It is great.
    Robin-- Our sense of privacy and safety is based on two dimensions. We normally only have to watch our backs. Our front and left and right take care of themselves. Surveillance from above violates that norm, which is precisely why cops and the media use helicopters.

  • JR West Ridge Neighbor Since 2003 Resident of West Ridge since 2003

    Robin
    I don't like it because of all the noise. On Saturday, a helicopter was so low that I could not carry on a conversation with a neighbor in front of my house.

Oct 16

Updated 3 days ago

Cermak Market?

Anyone got the scoop on the old Dominicks on Ridge? Looks like they're doing a bunch of work there and I heard it was gonna be a grocery called Cermak produce or something like that. Thanks.

  • Ooh, that's lucky! I would have loved to have a Cermak Market there (of course, now that I live in Bridgeport I've got several...). It's a good store.

  • JCV My head hurts.

    That's good to know, Kelly! We've been missing having a grocery store option at that location!

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Fire near Rogers / Ridge

Anyone know what caused the fire? I don't know where exactly it is but I smelled it from my house. Didn't wanna go investigate it.

  • Patrick Resident of Rogers Park on and off since 2004

    What time did this happen? Glad your okay

Oct 17

Airplane noise: Emanuel rakes in campaign donations from airplane execs

Money talks. Just in case anyone thought the Mayor's selling out of Chicago residents to the big airlines (on all manner of issues, airplane noise being just one of them) had stalled with all his lip service about "looking into the issue," here comes the news that airplane execs -- most of whom don't live in the city (no surprise) -- have shelled out big cash to Emanuel's campaign chest. No strings attached, though (yeah, sure).

http://politics.suntimes.com/article/chicago/emanuel-campaign-gets-over-125k-united-american-employees/wed-10152014-858pm

Oct 15

Updated Oct 16

Chicago's most dangerous intersections for pedestrians--Touhy and McCormick is near the top!

Chicago's most dangerous intersections for pedestrians--Touhy and McCormick is near the top!

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-most-dangerous-intersections-met-20141014-story.html

In the suburbs, the most dangerous intersections were McCormick Boulevard and Touhy Avenue in Skokie; Cicero Avenue and Cermak Road in Cicero; and U.S. Route 12 and Cermak Road in Westchester.

  • I can see Touhy and McCormick. The speed limit on McCormick is 40mph but most people drive through there way faster and don't really yield to anyone. Then there is all that business traffic which will only grow will all the new things they are building up.

    And Cicero and Cermak is a MESS! That is one of the most frustrating intersections in the suburbs.

Oct 14

Beat 2413 CAPS Meeting Tuesday, Oct. 14 at 7pm

Hello all. Hope to see you all if you can make it. Meeting is at Green Briar Park, 2650 W. Peterson. Have a good day. Thanks, Jeanne

Oct 07

Updated Oct 08

New Toyota Dealership at Glenlake and Western

Alderman O'Connor is hosting a meeting to discuss the details of the purposed Toyota dealership on the site of the former Z Frank Chevrolet.

The meeting takes place at 7:00 pm on Thursday 10/09 at Green Briar Park, 2650 W Peterson Ave.

If you live anywhere near this site, you should try to attend as no one really understands the impacts this business will have on our community.

  • Roger Stein master carpenter

    The Toyota dealership at Sheridan and Hollywood is the best kept secret around. Who is hiding it? The Greek Orthodox church or one of the high-rises?

  • JR West Ridge Neighbor Since 2003 Resident of West Ridge since 2003

    I believe it's Chicago Northside Toyota on Broadway between Bryn Mawr and Hollywood.

Jul 14

Updated Oct 07

Z Frank

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?

  • Z Frank Chevrolet was in that location since 1936, until it was sold to Mike Anderson Chevrolet in 2008, and subsequently moved to Irving Park, near Six Corners. There was also a Pontiac dealership where the Walgreens is now located. This area has been commercial (and a car dealership) for...

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    Z Frank Chevrolet was in that location since 1936, until it was sold to Mike Anderson Chevrolet in 2008, and subsequently moved to Irving Park, near Six Corners. There was also a Pontiac dealership where the Walgreens is now located. This area has been commercial (and a car dealership) for longer than most of us have been alive, it's just been vacant for the last several years. To me, complaining about a new car dealership coming in is on a par with complaining about airport noise after you buy a house in Des Plaines -was the airport there when you bought the place? Yes? Then you knew about the "nuisance" and that should have been part of your decision making process. Same with Z Frank. I, for one, welcome the new enterprise.

  • HGP

    I live on Maplewood, three blocks west of the proposed development. I was also recently moved from the 50th ward to the 40th ward. I'm very involved with my neighbors and I have absolutely no commitment to either Silverstein or O'Connor. But I VOTE and and I will talk with...

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    I live on Maplewood, three blocks west of the proposed development. I was also recently moved from the 50th ward to the 40th ward. I'm very involved with my neighbors and I have absolutely no commitment to either Silverstein or O'Connor. But I VOTE and and I will talk with my neighbors about THEIR votes. When aldermen/women make descisions without considering their constituancy there are consequences. I'm not apposed to a car dealership, but a Trader Joe's or Whole Foods would be preferable. Of course nobody asked me what I thought, but I will vote in November.

Oct 01

Updated Oct 01

Community Service Hours for High School and College Students

I am running an Intergenerational Arts Program and I have room for a few more students interested in gaining service hours and experience by volunteering and doing photography, video, a journal article, and assisting with the older adult program. The program is 5 weeks long, on a weekend afternoon and one weekday afternoon / evening. Can anyone recommend the Community Service Director at a nearby high school ? Contact Sharon Hyson, Arts Educator and Art Therapist at shazhys@yahoo.com for further information.

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    Sharon - this sounds like a great program! Besides the "nearby" high schools, I would contact all of the selective enrollment high schools as they draw students from all over the city.

    Call the school, and ask to speak to a guidance counselor (you can generally find the names on the schools' websites

Sep 24

rumors of a mosque?

Is it true that a mosque is proposed to take over the church on Thorndale and Campbell?
I heard something a few weeks ago but nothing since.

Sep 18

Updated Sep 20

WRPCO: Touhy Vacant Storefront Hearing 9/19 and Green Committee News

Please find in the below link information on the Touhy Vacant Storefront Hearing 9/19 and Green Committee News from the West Rogers Park Community Organization (WRPCO).

Click here for the newsletter: http://goo.gl/QCqdUY

  • Al I. Not Defender of Cartoon Cows

    ....don't care....so boring....much sighing...

  • mclnoh RE Broker & Photographer

    Don't nod off, Al,....it's almost lunch time!

Sep 15

Updated Sep 18

Choppers again?

Helicopters flying around rp again, anyone know what happened?

Sep 15

Updated Sep 18

Confused

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.

  • Need for change:

    There is a difference between statistics and figures. Just thought you should know.

  • The media is in the pockets of the politicians. If you have been reading the news since the beginning of the year, you will see shooting numbers when reported by the news are numbers from only a day or two on the weekends. They used to show an entire weekend. They started to split it up and stop reporting a full weekend a few months back. heyjackass.com is probably one of the best sources to find out about shootings.

Sep 17

Updated Sep 17

Did anyone else see Welcome 2 East Rodgers (officail DVD) vol. 1 on you tube?

I saw this on you tube while checking out some of the references made on other threads in Everyblock. I thought it was disturbing to say the least...

Sep 03

Updated Sep 05

6500 N Western Ave

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.....

May 26

Updated Sep 03

Air conditioning advice

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?

  • Both of the portable units I have are LG no problems with either, no dripping etc. yes they are louder than box units but that is not an option for me. I bought them both at Abt last year.

  • I think portable AC is the way to go. I got one that just needs water and it works great. I've have other friends use the kind in the window and they love it. I think it's just how you set it up. http://westairconditioning.com.au/split-system-ac

Sep 01

Happy Labor Day!

My Calendar app must be broken. It claims today is September 1, but my neighbor’s fireworks indicate it is July 4.

Aug 29

Updated Aug 30

Frank Z

Hello Neighbors!
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!

  • It's a Toyota dealership. See the previous Everyblock thread "Z Frank" for details and commkents.

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