29 min ago

Updated 18 min ago

???

Is everyone ok?? What was that? ?

38 hours ago

Updated 1 hour 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

  • John, just because you never give thought to the history doesn't mean others don't or that it is not important.

    I and others who have lived here a very long time actually value such things. Because it has value.

    Changing its name to reflect someone who represents none of that history or deep community tradition makes it something less.

  • John Versical gardener, future emperor

    I think you missed my point, Scott. By saying I or others might not care about the "official" name of a place, I wasn't implying a lack of appreciation for its history.

    While I haven't lived here as long as many folks here: only 9 years, I do recognize the...

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    I think you missed my point, Scott. By saying I or others might not care about the "official" name of a place, I wasn't implying a lack of appreciation for its history.

    While I haven't lived here as long as many folks here: only 9 years, I do recognize the rich history of our community and I value the impact and deserved respect many figures throughout it have brought to the community. I absolutely love this neighborhood and the rich history it holds, which makes it hard to hold a strong opinion on whether changing the name of a small beach from one historic figure to another would have an impact.

    If changing the official name of a place actually diminishes people's memories, I would be shocked. I still say "Sears Tower" and I still call Detroit's Comerica Park "Tiger Stadium". People will call memorable landmarks whatever they want based on their own history with it, regardless of the official name.

1 hour 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?

5 hours ago

Updated 2 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.

17 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Conflicted on who to call.

Graffiti busters, animal control or vet.

  • Bruce Mayberry, Roger Parkansas

    But the deer had ties to Rogers Park.

  • Bruce Mayberry, Roger Parkansas

    Despite many pictures on Facebook Buck claims Fawn was not in a gang and was turning her life around.
    Tragic just tragic.

36 hours ago

Updated 8 hours ago

Skokie shooting victim has ties to Rogers Park

Evanston Now is reporting that the person killed in the shooting on McComick yesterday was involved in a May 2012 shooting at Gale school. His address at that time was on the 7000 block of North Paulina. Sounds like a hit to me. Guy on a motorcyle pulled up and shot him. He served 8 months for unlawful use of a weapon and was released 13 months ago.

  • d3 NOH

    I e-mailed Ev Now and they responded with details of where the address came from but couldn't get further clarification. He said that the verified an Evanston PD said that yes 2 years ago he did provide the 7xxx N Paulina address. The 7xxx S Paulina address in this new incident came from the medical examiner's office, but it's unclear where they got it whether the deceased had ID or someone else told them that was his address. They attempted to get clarification from medical examiner but couldn't.

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    Mixing up north and south in Chicago is not all that uncommon. I've occasionally found mail in our lobby addressed to people at the same street number on South Ashland.

14 hours ago

Updated 8 hours 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

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    I'm just wondering how there could even BE a German Shepherd - Chihuahua mix.
    Hope you find the owner, though.

  • Helen: there was a step-stool involved.

27 hours ago

Updated 8 hours ago

Kilmer Elementary Dog Park.

If you use the Kilmer Elementary yard on Northshore for your personal little dog park please please place yourself between your dog and the exit.

Just watched a little girl getting attacked by a black and white Pit. Owner woke up in time but really as the owner you should be stationed at the entrance/exit so your dog does not get out.

Right or wrong a lot of people use this space for an impromptu dog park. Be careful when using it.

  • chrisfinn bornagain chicagoan

    It is really a darn shame what is happening in this day & age. People are more concerned about "dumb" animals & their "rights" than the safety of women & children. Is it a people park or a dog park? I get so tired & annoyed at seeing animals being carried on walks or in those so called "dog/pet" carriages. They have FOUR count them four legs, they should be walking. No excuses.

  • drc Edgewater/Andersonville Border

    Let's not make this about pit bulls please.... as a RESPONSIBLE pet owner (regardless of breed) the owners are responsible fro their animals and to ensure they are leashed and well behaved and socialized. Moreso, the pet should not have been left unattended. Likewise, the girl should have not been unattended.

2 days ago

Updated 8 hours 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

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  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

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

15 hours ago

Updated 8 hours ago

Fireworks or gunshots?

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

9 hours ago

Groupon for Bootcamp

I have been taking classes with LivingFit (off and on) for a few years now and absolutely love it. Excellent instruction, work outs for every level, and awesome camaraderie with a great group of people. Here's a Groupon - which is a great way to check them out.
http://www.groupon.com/deals/livingfit-chicago

2 days ago

Updated 10 hours ago

Shots fired; 1400 block of Sherwin.

Just woke (4:35-4:40ish) up to several shots being fired. Good morning Rogers Park.

  • d3 NOH

    I would be curious to know how often they actually recover casings and what not from random shootings called in at night. If they're coding the call in 10 minutes I would think there would be no evidence being collected? Who is supposedly collecting this, actual ET's (who are based 6 miles away and couldn't possibly drive here in 10 minutes...) or beat cops themselves bagging it? Or are they not actually collecting evidence when shots are fired, just acknowledging it existed? Murder different story of course.

  • Catbus Philosopher, Third-Class

    With respect to the "fireworks as cover" hypothesis, try to look at it from the shooter's point of view? Does he want to cover up the fact that a shooting is taking place? No. The shooting is meant to send a message as well as to exact retribution. The shooter...

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    With respect to the "fireworks as cover" hypothesis, try to look at it from the shooter's point of view? Does he want to cover up the fact that a shooting is taking place? No. The shooting is meant to send a message as well as to exact retribution. The shooter WANTS people to know there's been a shooting. What he doesn't want is for the authorities to be able to peg him as the one responsible. Setting of fireworks as sound camouflage doesn't help him either send his message or conceal his own identity. Thus, there's no good reason why he'd do it.

    Occam's Razor: The simplest explanation is the most likely. And the simplest explanation of a mix of firecracker and gunshot sounds, particularly in Chicago in the summertime is that someone happened to be setting off fireworks at the same time, and in approximately the same area, that someone else was firing a gun.

24 hours ago

Updated 10 hours 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.

  • jldoolittle Resident of Rogers Park for 9 years

    Also heard gunshots from a distance from West Rogers Park late last night - were not fireworks.

  • Carmela Glenwood-North Shore Condo Association

    I heard gunshots but it was much later as I didn't get home until 1am...

12 hours ago

Updated 10 hours ago

Found dog Picture. Tim w. 7733914448

Here is a picture of the dog. Is very healthy looking

  • slk long-time rogers parker

    You could try calling Bark Bark Club on Broadway for assistance posting found dog and also post on the Illinois Facebook page for lost dogs. Maybe go back to where the dog was found and post fliers. Good luck. He/she looks sweet.

  • JeffHinkson Jeff - Crime watcher and avid Bridge player

    looks like a great dog. too bad i cant adopt him!

14 hours ago

Updated 11 hours ago

  • I wonder what the evidence against him is.

  • Need for a Change 20 years in Rogers Park

    The ultimate sense of denial from the story: the accused young man's mother states, "“I know my baby didn’t do that,” Boyd said of Shamiya’s murder. “He’s a good child. Not my baby. He don’t do stuff like that.”

  • Bruce Mayberry, Roger Parkansas

    An Arizona botched if proven beyond any doubt.

39 hours ago

Updated 11 hours ago

Interior Designer/ Consultant at your Service!

Hey everyone, just wanted to introduce myself. I am new to EB, but I have been an RP resident since 6/2005! I am an Interior Designer / Consultant who can help you with everything from full renovations, to just picking out the perfect shade of paint for your master bedroom. Check out my site - www.adamzollingerinteriors.com, and tell your friends!

  • holly homeowner rogers park

    I've worked with Adam in the past and he is a pleasure. He listens well when clients describe their ideas and visions. Most valuable to me is also his ability to expedite quickly. Thanks Adam.

36 hours ago

Updated 13 hours 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.

13 hours ago

Updated 13 hours 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!

35 hours ago

Updated 14 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!

  • Catherine Animal Care Giver and Personal Organizer

    And put a collar with tags on him.

  • slk long-time rogers parker

    Hope you found him. It's tough out there for a little dog. If you are lucky enough to have him come home again, please get a collar with an ID and chip him! Good luck.

Jun 12

Updated 14 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.

27 hours ago

Updated 15 hours ago

Construction at Hartigan Beach?

I've noticed construction taking place at the east end of Albion Ave. right adjacent to Hartigan Beach. Can anyone tell me what's going on there? I found an old thread from 2012 saying it's some kind of restoration garden, but I can't find anything more recent than that. If anyone has a link to sketches or renderings of the project or more details, I'd love to see and know more. Thanks!

  • It will be a gazebo-type park area, not unlike the one at Sheridan and Thorndale.

  • Eric 30-year Rogers Park resident

    That lot is just opposite my garage, so I see the construction progress every day. The article that Helen kindly posted above gives you the information on the park. You could say it will be similar to another small park at Thorndale & Sheridan. Same style pergola and similar landscaping....

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    That lot is just opposite my garage, so I see the construction progress every day. The article that Helen kindly posted above gives you the information on the park. You could say it will be similar to another small park at Thorndale & Sheridan. Same style pergola and similar landscaping. Google this address (street view) and you will see what I mean:1000 W Thorndale Ave Chicago, IL 60660 The article states that some residents are concerned about the added foot traffic and gang loitering the park might bring. The fact is that the current state of the property has been attracting undesirables for years. Just getting good lighting out there will drive away some of that. Of course having a park there will attract more visitors than an empty, fenced in lot, but I don't see that as a bad thing. My dog and I are really looking forward to it.

39 hours ago

Updated 15 hours ago

cat on morse

I was out walking the dog just now and came across this cat hanging out at the end of Morse on the lake front. I let him be since I had the dog and am allergic. Hopefully its owner finds it soon!

15 hours ago

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3 days ago

Updated 20 hours 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.

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    This is a production of Chicago Shakespeare Theater, the company with the theater on Navy Pier.

22 hours ago

Updated 22 hours ago

any one hearing this? ?

Is anyone hearing this ?? What's going on?

  • Spenser Akanni Omigbemi Harris Father , Vet.Conscious. ...A Local

    Thanks I just jumped out of bed , I hear them up on Sheridan.

  • Just wrote this in the other thread in case you didn't see.

    At Sheridan and Fargo: Police and fire crew arrive on the scene (Approximately 1:20 AM) to put out a small fire in the middle of the street, presumably caused by the fireworks. Police attempt to apprehend suspects- at...

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    Just wrote this in the other thread in case you didn't see.

    At Sheridan and Fargo: Police and fire crew arrive on the scene (Approximately 1:20 AM) to put out a small fire in the middle of the street, presumably caused by the fireworks. Police attempt to apprehend suspects- at which point I lost sight since they had gone east towards the beach. Suspects appeared to have avoided arrest. Officers walked back to their squad car. At around 1:30 AM, fire crew left and a second squad car appeared. The two sets of officers pulled up next to each other and are still here talking (1:40 AM).

2 days ago

Updated 24 hours ago

How about a good tire place?

We just had the thread on mechanics (that I've taken notes on, thanks for those who responded.) Anyone have a recommendation for a good place to get new tires?

2 days ago

Updated 27 hours ago

Another shooting in Rogers Park last night?

Was there yet more shooting in RP last night, July 21st? Was there a post about this that was taken down? Does anyone know about this?

  • d3 NOH

    the side effect of "just tickets" and decriminalization is the police don't actually respond to calls of people selling drugs now... I don't know that I have a problem w/ that necessarily assuming the sales aren't connected to gangs, and that doesn't seem as likely. And assuming we're talking weed, not heroine being sold on the front lawn. who knows...

  • Bruce Mayberry, Roger Parkansas

    Tax revenue vs expensive Prohibition.

29 hours ago

Catch Jeff Award Recommended “Monstrous Regiment” at Lifeline thru Extended Run.

Lifeline Theater (6912 North Glenwood) announces that its Jeff Award Recommended run of Monstrous Regiment is EXTENDED through August 3, 2014! Shows on Thu & Fri at 7:30pm, Sat at 4pm & 8pm, Sun at 4pm Weekend of July 24 - 27 only: "$10 off" deal. Use the code word "Duchess" when calling the Lifeline box office (773-761-4477) or online where there is a point in the purchase that allows you to enter a discount code. Lifeline Theater website [where: ]

37 hours ago

Updated 35 hours ago

Inspiring Sword & Pen Art Competition

ATTENTION ARTISTS!
My theatre company, Babes With Blades, is holding an art competition. We're looking for narrative art work that depicts women in physical conflict (ie. fighting each other). There is no submission fee and the deadline is 8/15/2014.

Please check out our website for the list of requirements and to see the themes of previous winning images. http://babeswithblades.org/?page_id=802

Thank ya kindly!

  • JeffHinkson Jeff - Crime watcher and avid Bridge player

    I was going to ask our daughter Nancy to assist with this, as she has done many depictions for our church, but it seems very violent. Why must you violate our youth with your shenanigans?

  • Delmer Fudge bowling captain + ccw4eva

    I think your dictionary might be broken. If art somehow "violates" you...you're doing it wrong. Art is for external use only. The theatre company does not seem to be suggesting otherwise.

  • JeffHinkson Jeff - Crime watcher and avid Bridge player

    According to Lord Google, it is synonymous with disrespect which is the context I was using it. Not a big deal though. Nancy is not allowed to have blades and thats the real issue. She hangs with those Hip star kids. They are goth and cut themselves for attention.

2 days ago

Updated 35 hours ago

Young dog needs a home!

A friend of mine found a young dog, about 1yo at Walter Disney School in Uptown. After several days of searching, her owners have not claimed her. She's very friendly towards people, dogs and cats. She loves to play and snuggle. She's about 20 lbs, a terrier mix. She is a cutie, and super sweet. My friend cannot keep her because he already has 3dogs. If we can't find someone to foster or adopt her by Thursday, he will have to send her to a shelter. Can you help?

  • Ev

    Oh no, she's beautiful. Maybe the family is out of town, I know my friend lost her girl when she had a caregiver looking after her, thank goodness she found her when she got back in town, maybe, or at least hoping that is the case with her family. If...

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    Oh no, she's beautiful. Maybe the family is out of town, I know my friend lost her girl when she had a caregiver looking after her, thank goodness she found her when she got back in town, maybe, or at least hoping that is the case with her family. If you know the owners name try looking them up on facebook, this is how I helped a family from Michigan get their boy back, he was found in Chicago and they didn't answer their phone so I posted on their facebook page. If you need help with locating the person on facebook or more info, email me their name at E.Sus@comcast.net and I would be glad to help try to get a hold of them

  • Venus the Cat's Mom kinder gentler cat mommie

    My husband wants a dog..and no more cats !!!!!!!!
    Hopefully the info given is enough to help facilitate a home or no kill shelter for this lovely pet .

35 hours ago

Northwest suburban police blotter

• Burglars stole a GPS, cellphone and sunglasses out of an unlocked Honda and a GPS out of an unlocked Hyundai between 7:30 p.m. July 13 and 1:30 p.m. July 14 in a driveway on the 1700 block of Estes Avenue. Value was estimated at $580.

This article has 2 other Chicago locations (Show)

• Ricardo R. Gonzalez, 37, of the 2700 block of North Pine Grove Avenue, Chicago, was arrested around 12:40 p.m. July 10 at 901 Wellington and charged with battery His court date is Aug. 8.

• Ricardo R. Gonzalez, 37, of the 2700 block of North Pine Grove Avenue, Chicago, was arrested around 12:40 p.m. July 10 at 901 Wellington and charged with battery His court date is Aug. 8.

2 days ago

Updated 38 hours ago

Off-Street Parking Needed Near Farwell & Greenview

Hello!

I was wondering if anyone knew of any off-street parking within a couple blocks of Farwell Ave and Greenview St, available starting next week or Aug 1st. I've tried Craig's List and Parkopedia but not found anything within a half mile.

Any leads would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks,
Michael

  • I could find out if my landlord still has space. I think he rents his parking spots for $80 or $85, but it's not gated! He's on the 1500 blk of Farwell. I park mine vehicle behind the 1515 W. Morse building for $75 a month, plus $50 for the remote (it's gated), which will be refunded when you no longer need to the parking space! They also might still have a space

  • Thanks, Kizzy! I spoke with Maria and Rick this morning (you and I have the same landlord) and it looks like he has a space available. I appreciate the help!

2 days ago

Updated 38 hours ago

kitten needs a forever home

This beautiful orange kitty is looking for his forever home. Martin is about 1 year old, neutered, healthy, and happy. He was rescued from the Chicago Animal Shelter by Famous Fido and is availabilities for adoption. Martin loves to cuddle with you at night and will smuggle in your lap. Martin is an easy going, quiet guy who would love a home of his own. He is currently being fostered in a home with a couple of other cats and 2 small dogs and gets along nicely. Go to famousfidorescue.com for more info on him.

  • slk long-time rogers parker

    Hope Martin finds a home!

Jul 17

Updated 39 hours ago

9 shots fire in Rogers Park

Around 9 shots were fire last night around 10pm. 2 male were injured in the drive by shooting at the N.W. corner of Farwell and Greenview. I live in the building in front where it happen! Don't know if it's retaliation from a earlier shooting in the 1500 blk of Morse and Farwell alley. If you have more info, please do tell!

  • Bigchibro.....the maintenance man did try to wash it off, the pictures were taken the next morning. When I got home from work, I try to scrub it off with water and dish soap, it came out a little lighter. Yesterday (7/22) when I walk my dog, it seem more unnoticeable!

  • I care that you guys(& any where in RP where there has been a shooting) should not have to walk over the blood or blood stains .There is too much blood on the sidewalks of Rogers Park.I feel foolish for trying and caring though( on this particular topic ) .

    Thanks Kizzy you be safe and have a wonderful day .
    Also kizzy thanks for trying clean it as much as you did that is soo sweet of you .

    Blessings to you

39 hours ago

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2 days ago

Updated 40 hours ago

Greenleaf and Damen @ 4:30am. 7/22

There were about 9 police cars, they drew their guns at a pickup truck. It looked liked they arrested two people and were searching the truck. I was just glad there were no shots fired. Never seen anything up close, pretty scary stuff.

2 days ago

Updated 41 hours ago

multiple shots fired?

I awoke to the sound of what I thought was gunfire at 4:47 am on July 22nd. I then heard more about 30 minutes later. Anyone else hear this? I am pretty sure it was a gun fight (involving more than one shooter) as I saw an unmarked police car speed down my street (Howard and Sheridan area) shortly after the first cluster of shots. My sleep addled brain tried telling me it was fireworks, but as I slowly became conscious I realized that it was 4:47 am on a Tuesday!

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    There seems to have definitely been fireworks around that time, Julie. Was there also gunfire? Who knows. Did you try scrolling down EveryBlock? You would have found this thread:

    https://chicago.everyblock.com/crime-posts/jul22-shots-fired-1400-block-sherwin-6268569/

    If you think that idiots wouldn't set off fireworks at 4:47 AM, you would be wrong.

  • It was fireworks at Touhy and Sheridan. I was so pissed as I'm sure were many. Just about scared me outa my skin having been sound asleep.

  • julie1342 Licensed Social Worker

    Glad to know it was only fireworks, but do not enjoy waking up and having the fear of gunfire. This city is changing me and I am not altogether sure it is for the better.

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Stolen Bike

Old Specialized women's bike, beige color, with old sparkly stickers and a torn black bike seat cover. Metal folding panniers, rusty, on the back. Please see photo. If you see this bike abandoned somewhere, PLEASE let me know! 816-456-9014, mamagotcha@gmail.com

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

More shots fired in Rogers Parks.

About 5 shots fired at 1500 block of Morse at 10:34 pm.

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Zone violators

I have trouble on Glenwood ave. specific area finding parking. Everyday after 7pm there are repeat violators. I made a phone call and complaining to 311. I don't mind paying extra for this, just don't like other who do it.

  • Mac I complain on EB on the regular.

    You do know you can call 911 to report a junk truck parked on a residential street. If you call 311 they will put you thru to 911.

  • Yeah thanks, that happened but still it leaves and returns between 6 and 7, haven't seen a parking ticket on it in about 5 weeks. I have time stamped pic, this guy has two vehicles. He lives near farwell and greenview.

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Clark Street Festival

Anyone attend the festival and experience a business from outside the community that should be pursued to relocate or open a new location? Please share!

  • Mr. Rogers Neighbor

    They can have that effect. :p

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    Edgewater, huh? Is that a quote from the now deleted comment?

6 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

More gunshots!!!!

11:15 ~ More gunshots at Farwell by Glenwood. Called 911

  • William: I strenuously disagree. The Howard St. area west of Clark/Chicago Ave. to Western/Asbury is a mess, and hasn't improved one iota in the 12 years I've been living at Fargo & Hoyne.

  • Tenzin Rogers Park

    The next time you hear gunfire in Rogers Park:
    1. Call 911
    2. Call the FBI (312) 421-6700

Jul 14

Updated 2 days ago

Why does the city close out pothole requests that weren't completed?

I had a series of pothole requests closed out on Friday afternoon... A dozen or so requests were closed for unique potholes. Many of them were for different/separate potholes on Jonquil. I walked down Friday night and they didn't touch a single pothole on the street. Is Jonquil being repaved, is there some secret knowledge here we're supposed to know by randomly guessing?

This seems to happen a lot--requests get closed out without actually fixing. Are they doing this to...

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I had a series of pothole requests closed out on Friday afternoon... A dozen or so requests were closed for unique potholes. Many of them were for different/separate potholes on Jonquil. I walked down Friday night and they didn't touch a single pothole on the street. Is Jonquil being repaved, is there some secret knowledge here we're supposed to know by randomly guessing?

This seems to happen a lot--requests get closed out without actually fixing. Are they doing this to improve their numbers? Why else would they close out a request for something that's not completed yet? Even if there are duplicate reports for the same pothole made by others, they shouldn't close them out as if to say they were completed. It brings into question all of the statistics they ever release about service requests.

Why does the city have no public disposition code on these service requests?

1424 W Jonquil, for example: http://servicetracker.cityofchicago.org/requests/14-00977161 closed. Three hours later I cruised by and put in this new request, as clearly looking at the photos they had absolutely no business closing the request: http://servicetracker.cityofchicago.org/requests/14-01090794 --

http://servicetracker.cityofchicago.org/requests/14-00916803 request closed-- see photo, clearly not touched:

http://servicetracker.cityofchicago.org/requests/14-01090820

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    Assuming you mean Sharon, I guess they'll be working on both sides of the street. They put new sod on our property at the same time they did the parkways along our property.

  • d3 NOH

    Yes

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Vote Today for New Playgrounds in Rogers Park

I need your help in securing new playgrounds at the following 49th Ward parks:

Howard Beach Park, 7519 N. Easlake (Howard Street at the Lake)

Langdon Playlot Park, 1745 W. Albion (at Ravenswood); and

Pottawattomie Park, 7340 N. Rogers (just west of the Metra Tracks)

The playgrounds are under consideration for renovation through the through the Chicago Park District's Chicago Plays! Playground Replacement Program, which replaces aging playgrounds with safer and more accessible playgrounds.

Renovation of these playgrounds is not...

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I need your help in securing new playgrounds at the following 49th Ward parks:

Howard Beach Park, 7519 N. Easlake (Howard Street at the Lake)

Langdon Playlot Park, 1745 W. Albion (at Ravenswood); and

Pottawattomie Park, 7340 N. Rogers (just west of the Metra Tracks)

The playgrounds are under consideration for renovation through the through the Chicago Park District's Chicago Plays! Playground Replacement Program, which replaces aging playgrounds with safer and more accessible playgrounds.

Renovation of these playgrounds is not automatic. The proposed renovations are subject to a nomination and approval process administered by Friends of the Parks, a park advocacy organization, dedicated to preserving, protecting, and improving Chicago's parks. The Pottawattomie Park Advisory Council and the Baby Wranglers of East Rogers Park, a neighborhood parents group, nominated these three Rogers Park playgrounds for overhauls.

The next step in the approval process requires a demonstration of community support.

Here's where you come in. We need you to go online and "vote" for all three parks up for nomination. The deadline for the voting is this Wednesday, July 23rd, at 11:59 p.m.

The voting process is somewhat cumbersome, but with a little persistence, your vote will help the neighborhood receive three completely new playgrounds.

For a step-bystep guide on how to cast your vote, read my comments below.

  • So, it's to the point where we can't even get through a post about voting for parks, something potentially positive for our community, without a volley back and forth about who is a "meanie" and who is a "troll?" Feel free to throw virtual tomatoes at me now, pink the comment, what have you, my day will go on as planned, but come on folks, vitriol and parks don't mix. Just vote and go out and enjoy the day.

  • Clarissa Tac Reformed pastafarian

    A small group of commenters are afflicted with the Reverse Midas Touch. They can take the most positive and uplifting postings and turn them into a complaint about the same old someone or something. This posting was like chum tossed into their pool.

Jul 14

Updated 2 days ago

Eyewitness Accounts Lead to Arrest in Devon Avenue Shooting

Thanks to invaluable information provided by community residents, Chicago Police arrested and charged a man in Saturday's shooting death of Rogers Park resident William Lewis.

Eric Vaughn of the 4400 block of North Clarendon in Chicago's Uptown neighborhood was charged with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder and reckless driving. He was ordered held without bail.

According to police, Vaughn was driving a car with several passengers when they saw a rival gang member walking down Devon Avenue. Vaughn allegedly handed...

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Thanks to invaluable information provided by community residents, Chicago Police arrested and charged a man in Saturday's shooting death of Rogers Park resident William Lewis.

Eric Vaughn of the 4400 block of North Clarendon in Chicago's Uptown neighborhood was charged with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder and reckless driving. He was ordered held without bail.

According to police, Vaughn was driving a car with several passengers when they saw a rival gang member walking down Devon Avenue. Vaughn allegedly handed a gun to the alleged shooter and told him to get out of the car and shoot the rival gang member. The alleged shooter exited the vehicle with another passenger and began firing the weapon, missing the intended target, but hitting Mr. Lewis in the back as he was waiting for a bus.

The two assailants then chased the rival gang member south on Glenwood Avenue with the shooter continuing to fire the gun. A witness was able to photograph the two as they ran down Glenwood. Vaughn meanwhile drove off looking for the two passengers.

Witnesses reported seeing Vaughn drive the wrong way down Highland Avenue, one block south of Devon. Some of the witnesses used their cell phone cameras to photograph the vehicle. Fortunately, the next block of Highland was closed for a block party, forcing Vaughn to return to Devon. Once back on Devon, Vaughn and his vehicle were spotted by other witnesses, who flagged down responding patrol cars.

In the meantime, Vaughn exited the car and began walking east on Devon. Based on a detailed description of Vaughn provided by one of the eyewitnesses, police apprehended Vaughn about a block away and placed him under arrest.

The individual who is suspected of firing the weapon remains at large and police are searching for him.

  • Les M. 30 plus year resident

    My sister just returned from Munich and Prague four days ago. She said that when she told the locals there that she came from Chicago, many of them crossed themselves. The openly admitted that they've no interest in visiting Chicago because of the violence. The media in Europe are having...

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    My sister just returned from Munich and Prague four days ago. She said that when she told the locals there that she came from Chicago, many of them crossed themselves. The openly admitted that they've no interest in visiting Chicago because of the violence. The media in Europe are having a field day with Chicago. She also brought back a copy of the French publication, "Paris Match", and the story on the cover was CHICAGO, TOUJOURS LA MORT (Chicago: Always Death). Of course I read the article, and no references were made to the beautiful things we have here.
    The Fleet Street press in London is doing the same thing, as is "Der Spiegel" in Germany. Chicago has apparently recaptured the image they had in the 1920's, when Al Capone ruled the city -------- right under the noses of Chicago politicians and officials. And of course, we all know that Chicago's Mayor Cermak in 1933 took a bullet meant for President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Cermak died a few weeks later.
    This also made international headlines in Europe.

  • d3 NOH

    I don't think the Al Capone image of Chicago ever went away. When I was in Cologne for Carnival a few years ago, one of the most popular outfits you'd see over and over was someone dressed up as a Chicago gangster... the hats were all the same: "AL CAPONE - CHICAGO" ... Europeans can be cute sometimes,..?

2 days ago

Garage break ins

Two garages in the 1400 block of Jarvis were broken into last night. They didn't take much, so it was probably kids. Be vigilant people.

Jan 14 2013

Updated 2 days ago

Rogers Park, what could had been

Wow! I really like the idea of the drawing. http://rogersparknews.com/2012/the-rogers-park-that-could-have-been/

  • Christopher of Estes I am a medical massage therapist

    Thanks for posting this!! So there was a proposed lagoon and bridge by where I live? I love seeing historical stuff like this, I wish I could copy it to view later.

  • Christopher of Estes I am a medical massage therapist

    More like a boat load of money, Charlie. The round-a-bouts are very European and I always yell at my friend who goes to the left instead of the right. They are designed so that vehicles can make turns without stopping, but then it does pose a threat to pedestrian acknowledgement. I have almost been mowed down on a bicycle a few times by not paying attention to the vehicles intent.

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