6 days ago

Updated 1 hour ago

"A Midsummer Night's Dream" in Loyola Park

Come enjoy a free performance of
A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Loyola Park
Friday, July 25 and Saturday, July 26 at 6:30 p.m.

Grab a blanket, pack a picnic and come as you are! This coming weekend, a 75-minute abridged production of Shakespeare’s bewitching comedy is playing in Loyola Park—FREE FOR ALL. Against the backdrop of our beautiful city, experience the wildly entertaining tale about the inexplicable magic of falling in love—and the marvel of waking up from the sweetest of dreams.

Rogers Park’s own rock band The Streams, featuring musicians from Loyola University, will kick off the show.

Loyola Park at the Farwell Avenue Entrance
Friday, July 25, 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 26, 6:30 p.m.

  • Roxanne psychotherapist, gardner. 39 yr. resident of RP.

    Went Sat.night with kids, grandkids. etc. What fun!!! Lot's of people came and it was a terrific evening. Think about going to the one at Touhy Park the last weekend in Aug. You won't be disappointed.

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    Delmer, how do you know it was me? I'll believe you if you tell me what I was wearing.

    Was anyone else disturbed by the late arrivals who trooped through the crowd to join people near the front? It happened several times, and I found it very distracting.

5 hours ago

Spacious Studio or other affordable housing.

Hi all,

I'm currently still looking for housing within RP that is spacious and less than $615 a month. I would love to find something 500 sq ft ideally or a nice family that wants to rent out their finished basement. I've done CL and no luck thus far.

5 hours ago

Community Yard Sale

I need to sell a few furniture items and a ton of clothes since I'm downsizing to a smaller apartment. I don't have a yard, tables and a rolling rack to display items. Anyone have any suggestions to help this Graduate student out.

13 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Water pressure by you: low?

We live in lunt/sheridan and our whole building is witnessing low water pressure. checking to see if others are having a same problem

  • Mac I complain on EB on the regular.

    I think it's called vintages plumbing.

  • Meli Manak OFFICIAL ACCOUNT

    Well good news and bad news, good news it was fixed

    Badnews it was our building pump that broke. Took over 30 people to call it in to be fixed. (Maintenance guys didn't want to come in until someone said we were heading to their place to use bathroom) got them off their high horses.

    Now we can shower and whatever we want to do!

9 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Water main break 1516 W Morse.

Called 911 to report.

  • robin in WRP Tired, very tired

    I have a pool on how long it takes someone to blame the Alderman...

  • I called in to 311 three days ago that I saw water coming out of the crest of the street (the highest point) and that I thought it would quickly turn into a main break...

    which it did.

4 days ago

Updated 7 hours ago

What do you think of a Proposal to Rename Jarvis Beach and Park?

I am writing to determine if you would have a strong objection to changing the name of the Jarvis Beach and Park (see photos below ) to the Marion Mahony Griffin Beach and Park in honor of the renowned Rogers Park artist and architect, Marion Mahony Griffin (1871-1961).

The Chicago Park District and the Australian Consul-General in Chicago, Roger Price, asked me recently if I would consider supporting the naming of a park or beach in Rogers Park in honor...

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I am writing to determine if you would have a strong objection to changing the name of the Jarvis Beach and Park (see photos below ) to the Marion Mahony Griffin Beach and Park in honor of the renowned Rogers Park artist and architect, Marion Mahony Griffin (1871-1961).

The Chicago Park District and the Australian Consul-General in Chicago, Roger Price, asked me recently if I would consider supporting the naming of a park or beach in Rogers Park in honor of Ms. Mahony Griffin.

Below is a brief summary of her illustrious life:

Mary Mahony Griffin (see photo below taken in 1930 with husband, Walter Burley Griffin) was of the first female licensed architects in the United States, an ambassador of the Chicago-style architecture to the world, and a pioneer for professional women in the first decades of the 20th Century. She was the first employee hired by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright, and became his right hand person. Her design work and watercolors became synonymous with the Prairie Style of architecture.

Her beautiful watercolor renderings of buildings and landscapes became known as a staple of Wright's style, though he never gave her credit for her work. Despite her talents, her work went largely unrecognized during her tenure with Wright.

Mahony Griffin's talents finally emerged from Wright's shadow when she and her husband, Walter Burley Griffin, won the international design competition for designing the capitol city of Australia, Canberra (this is why the Consul-General of Australia is advocating for her to be honored). She is celebrated in Australia and Asia, but remains overlooked in the United States, her hometown of Chicago and the neighborhood of Rogers Park where she spent her final years.

Below is a Wikipedia biography of Mahony Griffin's amazing life:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marion_Mahony_Griffin

  • On December 13, 1913, the City Council voted to change Juniata Street to Jarvis. In April the City Council had voted to change Bryan Street to Juniata, along with hundreds of other street names in Chicago. Of the 1875 street names in Chicago in 1912, 644 were duplicates, including Bryan Street. Somehow Chicagoans survived this massive geographic disruption. The Journal of Proceedings of the City Council of Chicago does not explain why Juniata Street was renamed Jarvis.

  • I personally find many of the arguments of how there are more appropriate ways to honor Griffin than renaming Jarvis Beach to be reasonable and often compelling. The problem is the impossible double standard Griffin sometimes faces, one in which Griffin is a nobody despite the evidence brought forth that...

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    I personally find many of the arguments of how there are more appropriate ways to honor Griffin than renaming Jarvis Beach to be reasonable and often compelling. The problem is the impossible double standard Griffin sometimes faces, one in which Griffin is a nobody despite the evidence brought forth that she was a remarkable architect not given her due in Chicago, while R. J. Jarvis must have been a very important Rogers Park resident because it was decided long ago that these places should be named after him. The incorruptible, thoughtful body that decided to name the street Jarvis was your heroes on the 1914 City Council. Unlike almost all the streets named after individuals on the North Side, no one can say where the namesake of Jarvis Avenue lived, when he was born, when he died, what his first name is, what he did in life other than be somebody's friend. Yet he gets a street, a small commercial district, an El stop, and a beach named after him. Tell me one individual with so very little biographical detail who has been honored with so many place names in the city of Chicago.

8 hours ago

Armadillo’s Pillow to Host BizArts “After Hours” Event, Featuring Local Author Pat Skalka

. Armadillo’s Pillow, a privately run local book store that has served the Rogers Park community for over 20 years, will be hosting this month’s RPBizArts Networking After Hours event. Owned by husband - wife team of Betsy Boemmel and Matt Ebert, Armadillo’s Pillow continues to be a resource for those of us who would like to trade used books for store credit; experience the joy of checking out their stacks in search of the fascinating read that calls out to you to be bought and read. 5:30 - 7:00PM Armadillo’s Pillow 6753 N. Sheridan www.armadillospillow.com In addition, long term resident and new author Pat Skalka will read from her new debut mystery, Death Stalks Door County. Pat is a professional freelance writer who recently made the jump from nonfiction to fiction with this, her first book in a new series. Learn more at www.PatriciaSkalka.com Thanks to Winnemac Properties for underwriting the cost of food and beverage. RP BizArts events co-organized by the Rogers Park Business Alliance and this website. [where: ]

8 hours ago

Pockets

Anyone know what's happening with the supposed Pockets on Ridge and Touhy? There's been a whole lot of nothing going on inside the space over the past several months.

21 hours ago

Updated 8 hours ago

Pothole Claim: Has anyone received reimbursement for a pot hole claim? How long did it take?

I sent my pot hole-car damage claim form, pictures, copy of repair bill, and police report in March - no word.

  • d3 NOH

    I filed a claim for a damaged rim july 2011 and got the check march or so 2014. The form you fill out and the office that processes them is the same as the pothole.

    I didn't even attempt to fill out and get reimbursement for the 3 tires damaged from potholes in 2013 season, I sold and got a different car.

  • d3 NOH

    Also, I did have one other claim denied because it was a state road, not city... And the state has a policy that there has to be a documented report of the pothole prior to when you hit it. I don't know how you would know this other than trusting their research though, since they don't post the requests publicly. So if it was on LSD, you're up a whole other boat.

35 hours ago

Updated 8 hours ago

Tree trimming along Metra tracks

Does anyone know who is responsible for trimming the trees that are hanging out into the street from the Metra tracks along Ravenswood? All of the street cleaning signs are completely covered by the brush, but I still see people getting parking tickets there on street cleaning days (and I got one myself). I'm disputing the ticket, but I'm curious who should be maintaining the tress.

  • Delmer Fudge bowling captain + ccw4eva

    Craig is not really "against" anything. He is very much "for" anything that allows him to mention Joe Moore, especially if he can bend it into a negative context.

  • And Delmer serves a higher purpose. Anything that allows him to mention Craig.

45 hours ago

Updated 8 hours ago

House Fire on Farwell

I just wanted to stop for a moment, in this rebuilding phase in our lives, to thank everyone who helped us yesterday morning. From our neighbor across the hall who is storing Brian's paintings for the time being, so the woman next door who provided Brian with a blanket to cover up while they fought the fire, to all the people who stood there shoulder to shoulder with us as we watched our world burn to the ground, thank you.

http://www.gofundme.com/c4k960

  • Thank you to everyone for the love, and good thoughts, we are taking it one step at a time, day by day. Tomorrow should hopefully be the last time we will need to go back inside the apartment. I cannot say enough how loved and supported we feel. <3

  • AND I can happily report that everyone but our across the hall neighbor has returned to their homes. Sadly, his kitchen was burnt up when the blaze ripped across the back stairs, and it will be several months before it will be habitable. Somewhat fortunately, he had just begun the process of moving in and didn't seem to lose too many belongings.

8 hours ago

Attempted shooting 6950 West North Ravenswood.

30 or so neighbors doing multi family event reporting green sedan multiple occupants attack man walking on street. Weapon seen not fired. Additional kids in various yards. Around noon.

16 hours ago

Updated 9 hours ago

Delicious cupcakes at Maddiebird Bakery 1445 W Devon

Stumbled across this bakery last weekend. Yummy cupcakes. If you get a cupcake craving, check them out. When I was in they had chocolate, vanilla, lemon, carrot cake, chai...

  • Timjz Optimistic Rogers Parker

    Yum!! I'll have to check them out.

  • They are wonderful and the couple who runs it are delightful. I got my friend vegan cupcakes and I had the chai and both were amazing. So happy (and mildly concerned for my waistline) that they are down the street. :)

3 days ago

Updated 10 hours ago

Moped Parking/storage

Hey there friendly neighbors. I live over by Ravenswood and Farwell and I've been parking my Moped under the outdoor stairs in my building. Unfortunately the building inspectors have asked me to movie it for safety reasons. The bike is lightweight enough that it could be stolen if parked on the street pretty easily. I believe I could lock it to a lampost etc legally but I just don't want to invite the temptation. So I was hoping I could...

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Hey there friendly neighbors. I live over by Ravenswood and Farwell and I've been parking my Moped under the outdoor stairs in my building. Unfortunately the building inspectors have asked me to movie it for safety reasons. The bike is lightweight enough that it could be stolen if parked on the street pretty easily. I believe I could lock it to a lampost etc legally but I just don't want to invite the temptation. So I was hoping I could find a neighbor with a garage or a backyard that would allow myself and my bike access. I know this is a HUGE shot in the dark but I'm willing to pay monthly so I don't have to park out in the open. Suggestions? Offers?

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    Barrett, I think you commented on the wrong thread. I doubt that RP4EVER wants to park his moped in your basement. Did you intend to offer space on the Farwell fire thread?

  • Yeah. I parked up against the fence right behind the building I live in in the alley that partially is shared with a neighbors driveway for like an hour. I got a nice note to move it. However now I've moved it and it will probably get stolen. Stupid.

2 days ago

Updated 11 hours ago

MISSING KEYS

I lost a set of keys on Wednesday afternoon. I was helping chase a loose dog and I can not find those keys. I was on Newgard / Albion / Greenview...kinda all over chasing a dog.
The keys have a intelligent nissan key and a edgewater athletic club tag.
THANK YOU!!!

32 hours ago

Updated 11 hours ago

Block party

I see block parties all over Rogers Park and Edgewater but not near me. I was wondering if anyone knew how I could organize a party for my block?

  • Bernard (Network 2424) Co-founder of Network 2424, www.network2424.com

    To follow up on Joe's and Clarissa's comments .. not every block club is on the police website yet. To register, follow Clarissa's link .. the police's website for block clubs is a great idea, but it's had "functionality" issues .. which are improving. For example, I've registered the block...

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    To follow up on Joe's and Clarissa's comments .. not every block club is on the police website yet. To register, follow Clarissa's link .. the police's website for block clubs is a great idea, but it's had "functionality" issues .. which are improving. For example, I've registered the block club on my block 4 times: twice online, twice with police. It showed up once, then disappeared again. I just tried it now, and the search function is acting up. (Joe, any chance the city could add this function to its website?)

    As Joe notes, get to know your neighbors. Whether your block club is registered with police or not, the best way to improve your block is to get to know your neighbors and work together (not just on problems but positive events like block parties).

  • Thanks guys. I'm going to registrar and try to have a party next year.

13 hours ago

Updated 12 hours ago

New to everyblock

Hi neighbors I am new joiner to everyblock but not new to the information on here. My wife is religious reader of the site so I decided to make my own account lol. Just wanted to say hello and am looking forward to sharing ideas and opinions with u all.

3 days ago

Updated 13 hours ago

Fireworks or gunshots?

Heard multiple bangs last night around 1AM, then the police. Anyone else know anything?

39 hours ago

Updated 13 hours ago

Clark and Pratt/Farwell

Lots of gunfire at 1:25.

  • Mr. Rogers...the officers that responded to my call mentioned the LK started moving into Damen north of Rogers. They said shots fired a few weeks ago .

  • Mr. Rogers Neighbor

    ugh.. thanks Paul.

    i was outside near wolcott n touhy yesterday afternoon and heard the half dozen shots clear as a bell. 5-6 blocks away ffs.. awful. Lucky it wasn't more serious and tragic given the amount of shots fired. Idiots

15 hours ago

Updated 14 hours ago

driveby shooting.

Sat 26 shooting at. farwell& clark. One wounded

  • Mac I complain on EB on the regular.

    A day late and a dollar short.

3 days ago

Updated 15 hours ago

FOUND: One Rooster

I can't believe I'm about to ask this, but is someone missing their very large, very nasty, rooster? He's black with a red comb and he hisses and growls (no, seriously... he growls). Last seen pecking around the area of Hermitage and Schreiber and it's not the first time he's been seen in that area.

He is quite the nasty and aggressive little bugger who decided it would be fun to give chase. Hoping someone knows where this guy belongs...

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I can't believe I'm about to ask this, but is someone missing their very large, very nasty, rooster? He's black with a red comb and he hisses and growls (no, seriously... he growls). Last seen pecking around the area of Hermitage and Schreiber and it's not the first time he's been seen in that area.

He is quite the nasty and aggressive little bugger who decided it would be fun to give chase. Hoping someone knows where this guy belongs as I would prefer not to have to call Animal Control as there are small kids around and I don't want someone to get bitten. If you know where Foghorn belongs, please give a shout. If he's yours, please, please come get him.

22 hours ago

Updated 16 hours ago

Leona's on Sheridan

Is Leona's in trouble? I walked back from the park along Morse at about 8:15 last night, a beautiful summer evening and there was only one table occupied in their outdoor seating area. Now, I was coming home from the Shakespeare performance, so maybe everyone who was at the play and would soon fill the tables?

  • Timjz Optimistic Rogers Parker

    It's true, pizza and burgers only...

  • Yeah and the pizza menu was chopped too, now it's just kind of "Pizza Hut" generic pizza.

2 days ago

Updated 16 hours ago

5 Blocks from Howard, Far Enough?

I'm looking at an apartment for rent on Seeley near Fargo that's 5 blocks from Howard St. Is that far enough from the shootings and gang activity to not expect it in my backyard? I would really like to be able to walk to the Howard street stop too. Anyone have any advice or should I pass up this great apartment?

  • You are a Woman living in a large city. Every crime mentioned on this thread happens in every other neighborhood.

    Check out the neighborhood three times morning, midday and at night. Check it out on different days. If you feel that it is suitable for you then go for it. Affordable housing and good deasl are becoming a rarity.

  • I live a block away at Fargo & Hoyne. I'd pass. There have been half a dozen daylight gang-related drive-by murders wiithin walking distance since I've lived here - none of them solved. Tons of gang activity, which is on the uptick again. They don't stick those blue light cameras in this area for decoration.

Jul 05

Updated 16 hours ago

Lost Black Cat - Farwell (bet Ashland & Greenview)

Hello,

Last night, July 4, at about 9 pm, my 11 year old all black Domestic Shorthair cat, Raven, somehow exited my building at 1519 West Farwell Ave. She has always been an apartment-dweller and is unfamiliar with the outdoors. I suspect she's in the immediate area, unless someone has picked her up.

Raven is people-friendly (but may be quite frightened generally by being outside). She may respond to her name being called. Please contact me at 773 733 2101 with any information. Reward will be given upon her safe return.

Thanks.

16 hours ago

Apartment to sublet in vintage building

Hi guys, we are moving out of the country for a 2 year graduate school program. We are looking to sublet our apartment for at least 1 month, or to continue longer. Beginning September 1 $900/month plus utilities. Free heat, water & gas, laundry in the building.

1 bedroom, separate dining room, spacious layout & lots of closets.

Furnished or part-furnished, we can talk details via email.

1361 W Estes Ave, just about a block from Loyola beach. Other tenants in the building include a couple of loyola students, older couples, and families. All quiet and friendly neighbors.

Private message me for more details & photos, or ask questions!

38 hours ago

Updated 17 hours ago

Emerald Ash Borer Damage - Fargo/Greenview area

Neighbors, I am sad to say that I think the Emerald Ash Bores have found our neighborhood. I was walking my greyhounds down Fargo between Sheridan and Greenview, then Greenview to Jarvis, and saw the characteristic exit holes, wood shavings around the bases of the trees. If you own a home in this area, please contact a tree specialist and start treatment immediately to save our shady street!

  • Delmer Fudge bowling captain + ccw4eva

    There are some areas where we've really lost a lot of mature green cover due to this and it's very sad. Thank you for trying to make things better.

  • robin in WRP Tired, very tired

    I'm old enough to remember the elegant Elm trees that made beautiful arches over the streets all over the neighborhood. Daley the 1st ignored Dutch Elm disease for way too long, and blocks lost every tree on the block.

2 days ago

Updated 17 hours ago

Let us give thinks for a quiet night in the neighborhood!

Heard no gun shots, no fireworks, nor angry anguments. No postings on Everyblock. Hallejuh! Just a really pleasant night.

  • Unfortunately I woke up at 4 a.m. to hear some guy screaming "F... You!" over and over. I live in that very block.

  • Delmer Fudge bowling captain + ccw4eva

    It was me. Mom and I were having a little disagreement, it related to the mismanagement and failure of a local company called Gernhardt Publications. Sorry about that. It got kind of heated.

Jun 12

Updated 19 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.

20 hours ago

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46 hours ago

Updated 21 hours ago

Gun Shot Heard around 11:30 pm July 25

Did anyone else hear a big shot on Lunt Avenue last night? It was deeper than a usual gun noise but really sounded like that's the only option.

27 hours ago

4 days ago

Updated 29 hours ago

Dog Lost

Today as I took my dog out he ran away😔. He is very fast and unable to catch unless you are close and get a hard grip on him. He is white, friendly, jumpy, nice, chiwhawa, and harmless. We last saw him going down morse and Clark. If anyone has found him or have any info please call 1-773-600-5893. THANKS FOR READING AND HAVE A GREAT DAY!

  • Nan

    Any update on your dog? I had to search to find this thread (it didn't appear in today's Everyblock email). Let's make sure it remains prominently featured until your pup is found).

  • :-( still trying to find my dog..

3 days ago

Updated 30 hours ago

What the heck!?!?!

Why is there construction going on 1:00 in the morning.... drilling, loud hammering on a WEEKDAY?!?!

I AM TRYING TO SLEEP. .... the dumbest idea ever!

Yes the mural brings beauty and a sense of culture to the neighborhood, but have some respect.

This could have very well been contracted during appropriate hours in respect to the residents.

  • What if you don't take the train. How else do you get information? I drive to work every day.

  • They are on light posts and signs everywhere. Same places you'd see no parking sign if you're a driver.

2 days ago

Updated 31 hours ago

Business owners' reactions to SSA programs

Hi all! I am a graduate journalism student at Northwestern and wanted to know how local business owners in Rogers Park feel about the SSA program. Do you think the program is worth the extra money in taxes? Do you think the money is being used properly? Do you think the taxes are high/low?

Thank you so much for your time!

  • Roger Stein master carpenter

    MarikaBas the City contracts with local non-profits, called Service Providers, to manage SSAs. Frequently they are local Chambers of Commerce. In Rogers Park the Service Provider is the Rogers Park Business Alliance, 1448 W. Morse Ave., 773.508.5885. The younger and much smaller organization named Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce isn't and never has been a Service Provider to the Rogers Park SSA's.

  • Thanks for the tip Helen. Part of the assignment is using social media to connect with a source and then interview them in depth. I thought I would try it out here since members always seem to have a lot of insight on what's going on in RP.

47 hours ago

Updated 32 hours ago

Comcast refer a friend code?

Our Clear tower is being decommissioned, and we are (ugh) going back to Comcast. The first person to send me a refer-a-friend code gets the credit to her/his statement

  • Christopher of Estes I am a medical massage therapist

    Robin, how was your experience with Clear?? I wonder because I tried it at my last place and it was as lousy as the reviews said it was. The salesperson pointed out a lot of neat features but I felt it was slower than 56k

  • robin in WRP Tired, very tired

    Farwell - it is just the tower that we are connected to. I love the portability, but without the tower, we don't have service in our house.

    Christopher - our experience (other than customer service) was great; we had a roku, two laptops and three smartphones running simultaneously without issue. I will say, the comcast wifi signal is stronger, and reaches every room in the house.

Jun 18

Updated 35 hours ago

Personal Trainer and Fitness instructor.

I live in your neighborhood, teach a Fitness class every Saturday morning at 10 am, at LOYOLA beach, close to the tennis courts. If you want to hire me for some Personal Training sessions, you can meet me before or after my class, or you can find some information about me on my internet site : frenchpersonaltrainer.com.
Thank you.

  • RedPanda Lunt Lake Resident

    Great training. Challenging and progressive.

  • holly homeowner rogers park

    Thanks for the great workout this morning Christophe!

  • Christophe French Personal Trainer / Former French Marine

    Thanks Holly for coming with your home maid fruit juice!!!!

39 hours ago

Please look out for a stolen bike

I had a bike stolen in front of the Common Cup on Morse Ave onThursday between 1230 ish and 515 PM. This is a pink Magna mountain bike (about 95% pink) with purple break cable. Whoever cut it snipped the cable and took the bike. If there are any sightings of this bike please advise. If it turns up a reward will be offered.

2 days ago

Updated 42 hours ago

Let's Talk Spanish!

Our conversational Spanish group will be meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 28th. at the Heartland Cafe. Want to learn? Want to brush up? Light conversation with others
is a great way to do so and have some fun at the same time.
Barbara

  • I can't make it this Monday but I'd love to participate in the future. Is there an official schedule or calender ?

  • NYCtoRP NewToRP

    Same, hope there are future lessons.

2 days ago

Updated 42 hours ago

Awesome cat at large on Farwell

We saw this guy tonight on the 1300 block of Farwell near the corner of Glenwood. Anyone know where he belongs? He's friendly and well built. Appears to be declawed. No known gang affiliations. Wish I could take him, but my dog would literally eat him. If someone can help him and needs a hand wrangling him, let me know! Hope he finds a home somewhere, he's too cool to get killed on the mean streets of RP.

  • Christopher of Estes I am a medical massage therapist

    Yeah my mother lives with cats in the suburbs and they do try to get out. There are many dangers, Feline HIV, larger predators, being hit by cars, abused by sadistic children. The list goes on. I would never allow a pet, if I had one to roam around. Did...

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    Yeah my mother lives with cats in the suburbs and they do try to get out. There are many dangers, Feline HIV, larger predators, being hit by cars, abused by sadistic children. The list goes on. I would never allow a pet, if I had one to roam around. Did I mention fleas or heartworm? I'm glad I did not take him in if he does have an owner. He is such a sweet cat, I would hate to see anything bad happen to him. The cat actually came up to me, lol. That happens like once in 10 years!!

  • Lamar Jackson dodging bullets

    I saw this cat on Wednesday hanging near the viaduct at Farwell. This isn't a street cat and most likely missing. Hope it finds a home. These street aren't purrfect for cats.

2 days ago

Updated 43 hours ago

Graffiti in Rogers Park

Hi everyone! I'm also a graduate journalism student at Northwestern and am doing a story on graffiti in Rogers Park in relation to the proposed increase in fines for vandalism. If you have been affected by graffiti, witnessed it or think it's a problem in the neighborhood, I'd love to do an interview with you! Or if you know of anyone to talk to (i.e., business owners, graffiti removal services or graffiti artists) and could pass that information along, I'd really appreciate it. Any and all information will be helpful. Thanks!
- Michaela Meaney

  • Get in touch with CAPS

  • Thanks, @boguru, I did so earlier but I am also looking to get perspectives and opinions from community members. If you or someone you know would like to talk about it, please let me know. Thanks :)

  • Michaela,

    Feel free to contact me offline on this.

    Rich Concaildi
    President and Beat Facilitator CAPS 2411
    Vice Chair District Advisory Committee (District 24)
    richconcaildi@aol.com
    773.294.1777

44 hours ago

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5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

CAPS Beats 2422, 2423, 2424 Combined Meeting 7/24/14

The CAPS meeting for July 2014 will be Thursday, July 24. This is the monthly CAPS meeting for Beats 2422, 2423 and 2424.

The meeting is at 7:00 PM at Chicago Math and Science Academy, (CMSA) 7212 N Clark.

I hope to see you there.

Toni
Beat 2422

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    bump

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    Instead of asking questions on EveryBlock about fireworks vs. gunfire, come tonight and ask the police.

  • Toni Police Beat 2422 Facilitator

    Thanks Helen. I met 3 new neighbors last night - that's how building a community works - meeting and talking and working toward a common goal. Everyone has a vested interest in the neighborhood - best to take care of it!

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

New Toy Store- Yeah!!!

I am thrilled to see a new business that serves families on Clark Street. It seems like this place is getting no press - even from our Ald!
If you have kids in your life- please support this new business!! 7020 N. Clark!

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    Giving Tree Toys did a brisk business following that ribbon cutting before people moved next door to La Choza. Lovely wooden toys with an area in the back of the store where parents can read to their kids or kids can play. I note that no one has mentioned the address. It's at 7020 N. Clark Street.

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    Oops, sorry, the O.P. did give the address, just not the name.

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Small Black Dog Lost

4 Month old chihuahua mix got lost on the 20th of july
shes a female and black/white.
White paws, black body white tip on tail.
Any help is appreciated.
Lost near North Ashland Ave.

  • Hey found something like this yesterday. It is a little bigger, Tim 773-3914448

  • I have great news, the dog has been found and in good condition! Thanks for the love everyblock.

  • Heavens, what is happening to the Chihuahuas in the neighborhood? Or as they would say in Mexico, "¡Chihuahua!" Glad this one was found, but there seem to be several others still on the loose, poor little tikes.

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Found lost dog . Might be a puppy German shepard or Chiwawa mix

Kids came home with a dog they found in Touhy Park yesterday. Contact Tim 773-391-4448

Jun 10

Updated 2 days ago

Prosecutors: Man attacked moms pushing strollers in Rogers Park

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-chicago-crime--20140610,0,2861752.story

In the span of five minutes Monday morning, a man attacked two mothers pushing their babies in strollers near their Far North Side homes, knocking one of them to the ground and trying to rape her, prosecutors said today.

Hassan Flowers, 25 was subdued by two men who heard the second victim's cries for help in the 1700 block of West Pratt Boulevard in the Rogers Park neighborhood.
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Thanks to those who heard the women screaming and caught him.

  • Delmer Fudge bowling captain + ccw4eva

    He seems to be, based on the fact that he's posting pictures of spray-painted deer to Everyblock.

  • My brother is in jail so no he is not out nor is he posting those photos.

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Shots fired?

Did anyone hear gunshots around 11:15-11:25pm tonight? I am not sure what they sound like, but my spouse swears that's what we heard. At least four loud pops/bangs near touhy and clark, I think. Just trying to educate ourselves, we weren't sure if we should call it in.

  • Sandy in EdgeGlen EdgeGlen since 1987

    You're gonna hear a LOT of fireworks throughout the summer, especially on weekends, because it's block-party season. (We had a great display at my block's party last week, albeit supervised and LONG before 11pm). And then, when Loyola starts fall semester classes again theres usually a huge "welcome back" display put on by either the fraternities or student activities council.

  • Holman Pettibone Long-time resident

    A low-caliber handgun, like the kind that many of the young gang bangers own, sounds as innocuous as a single firecracker. It is not as loud as one might guess, but you never know if someone has a higher caliber gun with a louder sound, either because they want more lethal firepower or because they had more money at time of purchase to buy a better weapon.

Jul 14

Updated 2 days ago

Garden designer in Rogers Park

I live in a small condo building and we are looking for some help/guidance on redoing our condo yard. We have a space between our building and garage, about 60' x 24', and need to do concrete repairs but are also looking to improve the space. We would like to find someone with landscape experience in urban situations and were hoping that there was someone in Rogers Park who would be willing to work with us. We have not identified a budget amount but know we need to do something. If anyone has any suggestions we would welcome input.

  • The Rogers Park Garden Group has a number of very experienced gardeners. Some have achieved professional designation of Master Gardener. Perhaps one of them might be able to consult with your condo association. We have also found great advice at Gethsemane on Clark, where the staff are highly knowledgeable. Ask if they can provide a referral or if you can hire one of their team to consult. You are likely not the first group to look for this service.

  • Hi Owen,

    I live in the neighborhood and work for a company called Kemora Landscapes. We specialize in design of urban spaces and mostly do work in Chicago. We do landscape consultations with one of our designers at no charge and could provide a sketch of what we'd propose for the space with an itemized estimate, if your condo is interested. Feel free to check out some of our work at our website www.kemoralandscapes.com and/or call our office at 773-910-1800 to set up an appointment. -Krista

2 days ago

Let's Talk Spanish!

Our Spanish conversation group will be meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 28th. at the Heartland Cafe. Want to learn? Want to brush up? Conversation is a great way to do so and to have some fun at the same time.
Barbara

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