4 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Mugging at 7300 N Ridge

Saturday evening someone was mugged at 7300 N Ridge. Weapon implied but not shown. Two male offenders, male blacks around 16 years old. One wearing black hoodie, the other wearing a green hoodie with an orange zipper. Fled eastbound on Chase. Taken was a phone and wallet.

  • Too much stuff happening around that small area just in the past few months. I believe it can all be traced back to one or two badly run rental buildings. I suggest the neighbors keep tabs, noting buildings that have a lot of problems with young thugs hanging out in front of them, a lot of noise, a lot of turnover of apartments. Complain on the 311 website. Enough complaints, and you can get the owners/managers into housing court.

8 hours ago

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32 hours ago

Dog Found

Sign seen this morning at Touhy and Sacramento: found small dog 773-540-0734.

I am just the messenger

32 hours ago

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3 days ago

Updated 2 days 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.

2 days ago

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Oct 14

Updated 3 days ago

Why We Have Rats

I took these photos this morning. The tenants in this building (the northwest corner of Devon & Fairfield) don't care how they dispose of their garbage. Some of it is tossed out of the second and third floor windows above the dumpsters. I once saw a bag in mid-flight but couldn't tell which floor it came from. Much of it comes from tenants who toss their bags on top, behind, or next to the dumpster. The maintenance man is always...

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I took these photos this morning. The tenants in this building (the northwest corner of Devon & Fairfield) don't care how they dispose of their garbage. Some of it is tossed out of the second and third floor windows above the dumpsters. I once saw a bag in mid-flight but couldn't tell which floor it came from. Much of it comes from tenants who toss their bags on top, behind, or next to the dumpster. The maintenance man is always cleaning up the alley, but he wasn't there today. And, as of half an hour ago, there's even more garbage on the ground, more bags tossed into the alley. Recently someone has begun to leave newspaper with torn bread and what appears to be cheese on top the dumpster several times a week. This may be poison (note the dead rat between the bags) and would explain the two dead squirrels and dead pigeon I've found in the last week. Squirrels are always on these dumpsters because there's always food here. The city has repeatedly cited this building but the tenants continue to dump their garbage like this. (I picked up the rat and the bread and cheese after I took the pictures.) I heard on tonight's news that Orkin has named Chicago the city with the nation's worse rat problem (based on the number of citizen complaints). The tenants here are one reason that's probably true.

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Oct 16

Updated 4 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

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5 days ago

Updated 4 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

4 days ago

Oct 16

Updated 5 days ago

What kind of issues are affecting the Rogers Park community?

I am a college student studying the Rogers Park area.
I wanted to be able to ask local residents about their feelings about issues in their community. I would appreciate it if anyone can answer some questions.

1. Do you know who your alderman is?

2. What has your alderman done, promised, promised, but not completed?

3. How do your see the issues in your community as compared to the city of Chicago?

4. What is something that your community...

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I am a college student studying the Rogers Park area.
I wanted to be able to ask local residents about their feelings about issues in their community. I would appreciate it if anyone can answer some questions.

1. Do you know who your alderman is?

2. What has your alderman done, promised, promised, but not completed?

3. How do your see the issues in your community as compared to the city of Chicago?

4. What is something that your community needs?

5. Do you know who your neighbors are?

Yes No

6. What job opportunities does Rogers Park have available?

7. What is your view of the school system?

8. Do you feel that the law enforcement services in your community are effective?

9. Do you feel that community resources are easily assessable?

Thank you for your help. A

  • mary b lived in same 5 or so square miles for 59+yrs.

    What am I missing?

  • Renuka Literacy Coordinator at the Indo-American Center

    Thanks because I was going to pass it around to the students I teach!

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Oct 18

Updated 6 days ago

  • MacZilla Local Yocal

    Our Daughters still love this place since grade school. Good service and friendly staff.

Oct 18

Updated Oct 18

2740 W. Arthur - Anyone seeing all the loitering and destruction to the Tamid Managed building.

2740 W. Arthur - Tamid Management needs to step up with the loitering of gangbangers and the destruction to the front hallways doors/windows.

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    Call 24.They have an officer responsible for "problem buildings"

Oct 15

Updated Oct 18

Aldermanic Ratings from Take Back Chicago

Take Back Chicago has rated each alderman on a specific set of issues. You can check the ratings for Ald. Silverstein here: http://takebackchicago.org/find-your-alderman/alderman-debra-silverstein

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    Charter schools also take the active parents away from the public schools, and leave behind all of the students with special needs (who are more expensive to educate)

  • Robin, that's exactly right. Activist parents hold schools--and politicians--accountable. Parental involvement is essential--for the kids, for the teachers, for the school. It's so hard to keep the culture wars from intruding on schools. I'm always amazed that so many people have difficulty accepting that kids need the basics--reading, writing, math--before they can begin to be educated in the true sense of the word.

Oct 18

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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 15

Updated Oct 16

Street Cleaning - Cars Parked, No Tickets

Our street was cleaned yesterday and this morning. Not surprisingly, we had cars parked both days. No tickets were issued either day (and, as usual, there's a car right in front of my building). Motorists don't care if they park on a street cleaning day and if they don't get ticketed they're likely to do it again. At least it won't be a problem again until spring.

Oct 16

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Oct 15

Why We Have Rats II

Someone moved the dumpsters slightly to the west and left the garbage on the ground. Makes no sense.

Oct 15

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Oct 14

Updated Oct 14

Unmarked SUV

There's an unmarked, white SUV with a yellow flashing light on top(off) driving slowly around my neighborhood. Anyone know if this is a utility or city vehicle? Thanks.

  • Search for the EB post "Van "monitoring and recording" what?". I had asked the same question about a similar van and EB posters said it was the van that searches for vehicles due to get the Denver boot. Check the thread to see if it matches your truck. Good luck.

  • Thank you, Paco. That definitely sounds like my vehicle.

Oct 13

Updated Oct 14

Karen Lewis will not run for Mayor

Message from campaign:

On behalf of Karen Lewis, freedom fighter and nationally recognized education advocate—the people’s champ—I want to first and foremost thank you for all that you have done. From collecting petitions to raising money to hosting house parties and listening sessions, your support rang out from every corner of this city, demanding new leadership at the highest level of city government.

Karen Lewis has decided to not pursue a mayoral bid. Yet she charges us to continue fighting...

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Message from campaign:

On behalf of Karen Lewis, freedom fighter and nationally recognized education advocate—the people’s champ—I want to first and foremost thank you for all that you have done. From collecting petitions to raising money to hosting house parties and listening sessions, your support rang out from every corner of this city, demanding new leadership at the highest level of city government.

Karen Lewis has decided to not pursue a mayoral bid. Yet she charges us to continue fighting for strong schools, safe neighborhoods, and good jobs in every community.

The tens of thousands of signatures collected for Karen confirm what the polls have already said: Chicagoans from Beverly to Uptown want to feel safe in their neighborhoods; they want an elected representative school board; and they want political leadership at every level that is responsive and responsible.

Our work is not about one leader, one race, or one election. Our work is about building progressive power to restore participatory democracy to Chicago. The groundswell of grassroots support is a testament to the strength of our movement and to the depth of dissatisfaction that hardworking Chicagoans have with the top-down, out-of-touch leadership in City Hall.

Together, we are changing the political landscape. We must hold our public officials—on every level—accountable for their track records on school closings, unemployment, violence, and nickel-and-diming working families.

So, in true Karen Lewis fashion, we will keep organizing and keep fighting to get our allies on ballot for alderman and ensure that every single voter in Chicago can vote YES for an Elected Representative School Board! Visit the page below to learn more about upcoming ERSB canvasses near you.

Sincerely,
Jhatayn “Jay” Travis
Coordinator, Karen Lewis Exploratory Committee

http://preaprez.wordpress.com/2014/10/13/sorry-to-hear-this-but-get-well-dear-mrs-lewis/

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 14

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Oct 09

Updated Oct 13

Car accident on Caldwell and Lehigh 10/09/14

Does anybody know the outcome of the accident that happened here around 5;20 pm today..
I was right there when the car flipped over..
I believe the driver died right there on the spot.. but she had a passenger in the car too that was injured..
I fly out of my car trying to help but the gasoline was running all over the car..
I just want to know if anybody knows the outcome..
I cried a river on my way home.. first time in my life I witnessed something like that..
I

  • Gii Gii S Bird person

    I got out of my car and I first ran towards the driver.. I literally had to lay down on the street to see if I can even see the driver..
    But however driver part of the car was looking like a pancake..
    Almost flat..
    U couldn't see nothing in...

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    I got out of my car and I first ran towards the driver.. I literally had to lay down on the street to see if I can even see the driver..
    But however driver part of the car was looking like a pancake..
    Almost flat..
    U couldn't see nothing in the driver seat..
    I spoke to few cops since then ,, they all suggest I call 311.. to possibly get some information..
    I didn't get around to do it yet.. but I still wonder what happened..
    It all depends what district the accident was in.. those cops would know.
    And yes people were talking to a passenger seat person.. but she really didn't respond to the talk.. All she was doing was blinking..
    I cant even imagine how she felt at that moment.

  • I have to agree--the driver side was really smashed in and it did look pretty bad. I do hope it was worse than it looked.

    I also tried to figure out what happened and it could have been the car was coming from Devon and turned into Lehigh, because Lehigh...

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    I have to agree--the driver side was really smashed in and it did look pretty bad. I do hope it was worse than it looked.

    I also tried to figure out what happened and it could have been the car was coming from Devon and turned into Lehigh, because Lehigh and Caldwell had been stopped for a while due to a train (Metra, I think) passing by. The car was travelling fast because I distinctly remember loud screeching of tires before the smash. The tires caused me to look up and then I saw the car hitting the pole and flipping over.

    I called 911 and saw people talking to someone in the car. Not sure if they were talking to the driver or to a passenger.

Oct 08

Updated Oct 13

Gutter Cleaners?

I am looking for a referral to clean out 2nd story gutters. Thank you in advance for your suggestions. -Nancy

  • Lakesidenan Teacher, dog lover (Jolly), writer.

    Great. I would never have found these guys on my own. Thank you.

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

    You can also try Gutter Monkeys. I have recommended them a number of times and everyone seemed very satisfied.

Oct 13

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Oct 12

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Sep 29

Updated Oct 12

Cermak Produce

Does anyone knows when Cermak Produce will open on Damen/Ridge where Dominicks used to be?

  • They have got to be getting close. Two days ago I saw them working on the front of the building. Masons were working on the brick, sidewalk and façade.

  • Cityboy Couch miner in Rogers park for 67 years

    More progress

Oct 01

Updated Oct 11

DNA Article on Aldermanic Challenger

DNA Rogers Park has an interesting article on Peter Sifnotis, 50th Ward aldermanic candidate. The article expands on Peter's platform and includes responses from Ald. Silverstein to issues he's raised. Well worth reading.

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20141001/west-rogers-park/former-marine-challenges-ald-debra-silverstein-50th-ward-race?utm_source=Rogers+Park+%26+Edgewater&utm_campaign=778ef216c2-Mailchimp-CHI&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_9bf16baa3a-778ef216c2-174058649

  • karen returned to my roots

    Just a reminder about this Sunday 's meet and greet with Peter Sifnotis at 10:30 am. Please contact me for exact details through everyblock. Hope to see everyone there

  • Karen, I can't attend so I hope you or Peter will post some info about the discussions, ie., the kinds of issues that are important to attendees, Peter's responses, etc. He seems to be the only candidate who is actually campaigning. His statements so far indicate an awareness of local...

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    Karen, I can't attend so I hope you or Peter will post some info about the discussions, ie., the kinds of issues that are important to attendees, Peter's responses, etc. He seems to be the only candidate who is actually campaigning. His statements so far indicate an awareness of local problems, a thoughtful, results-oriented approach that's based in reality, and a willingness to listen. Except for his statement to DNA Info that he wants to attract young people by holding yet another festival on Devon, I like his thinking, especially with regard to transparency in conducting ward business and working with nearby aldermen. We share a police district with a neighborhood (Rogers Park) that currently has a serious gang violence/murder problem, ad I wonder how that impacts police services in our community.

    As far as another festival goes, I wish that local leaders recognized that our community is much more than just Devon Avenue. The last thing we need is another noise-fest that (a) ties up traffic, disrupts bus routes, overwhelms residential streets with transient parking (nobody wants to pay the meters or the private parking lots), and keeps residents from attending to their own business; (b) brings in hordes of partiers who create mountains of trash that residents have to clean up because nobody else bothers, including the party-givers, the merchants, and the city; and (c) are of dubious economic benefit. I've never seen any reports that put a dollar figure on income and expenses from these street fests, only estimates that always claim great success. Should a city that can't fund a fully-staffed police force be spending millions on neighborhood festivals?

Oct 10

Updated Oct 11

New Speaker added to WRPCO's Oct 20th Education Forum!

New Speaker added to WRPCO's Oct 20th Education Forum! Read more here: http://goo.gl/HsLU8G

Join the West Rogers Park Community Organization for another Democracy In Chicago Education Forum:

"Why Chicago Needs An Elected School Board"

a panel discussion including:

Will Guzzardi
Illinois State House Representative-elect for the 39th District*

Wendy Katten
Director, Raise Your Hand

And newly added
Roderick Wilson
Executive Director, Lugenia Burns Hope Center

Monday, October 20, 2014
7:00 to 8:30 P.M.
Devon Bank Community Room
6445 North Western...

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New Speaker added to WRPCO's Oct 20th Education Forum! Read more here: http://goo.gl/HsLU8G

Join the West Rogers Park Community Organization for another Democracy In Chicago Education Forum:

"Why Chicago Needs An Elected School Board"

a panel discussion including:

Will Guzzardi
Illinois State House Representative-elect for the 39th District*

Wendy Katten
Director, Raise Your Hand

And newly added
Roderick Wilson
Executive Director, Lugenia Burns Hope Center

Monday, October 20, 2014
7:00 to 8:30 P.M.
Devon Bank Community Room
6445 North Western Avenue
Chicago, IL 60645

Limited Free Parking

Questions? Contact
amytruelove@yahoo.com

*Will Guzzardi is running unopposed in the November General Elections

Event on Facebook: http://goo.gl/O4YzsM

Although the event is free and open to the public, to account for space and preparation we would appreciate if you could RSVP FOR THE EVENT HERE: http://goo.gl/kv43Nk

  • Will there be any speakers presenting the opposite point of view? An education forum should present both sides of the issue.

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Sep 25

Updated Oct 10

Next CAPS Meeting for Beat 2412

Does anyone know when the next meeting for Beat 2412 is? The only listing I can find is for 2013. Thanks.

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    I'm surprised that Mary Beth didn't pass it on to someone. It's easy to set up a yahoo group (we have one for 2411, and one for west rogers park).

  • Thanks to Avy Meyers for getting the word out: The next CAPS meeting for Beat 2012 is Tuesday, Nov. 4, at 7 pm at Devon Bank. There are info sheets about the meeting on the table at the Northtown Library. To contact Avy, the beat facilitator: avy@ureach.com.

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