6 days ago

Updated 13 min ago

Community Meeting to Review Plans for New Development at 1240-44 W. Devon

I invite you to attend a community meeting I'm hosting to review plans for the construction of a new three-story, mixed use residential apartment building at 1240-44 W. Devon. The meeting will take place next Tuesday, January 27th, 7:00 p.m., at the Heartland Health Center, 1300 W. Devon, in the conference room.

The planned development complies with the existng B3-2 zoning on the site and requires no zoning relief from the City. The development team, Three Corners Development, agreed to...

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I invite you to attend a community meeting I'm hosting to review plans for the construction of a new three-story, mixed use residential apartment building at 1240-44 W. Devon. The meeting will take place next Tuesday, January 27th, 7:00 p.m., at the Heartland Health Center, 1300 W. Devon, in the conference room.

The planned development complies with the existng B3-2 zoning on the site and requires no zoning relief from the City. The development team, Three Corners Development, agreed to meet with the community to share their plans and to consider any reasonable suggestions put forth by the community residents.

The site is located between Magnolia and Lakewood Avenues and was formerly a parking lot for the old Weinstein Funeral Home. Three Corners acquired the property in 2013 as part of their development of the new $1.4 million Heartland Health Center, which recently opened a block west of this location.

The new building will consist of 7,000 square feet of storefront commercial retail space on the ground floor, which can be subdivided if necessary into two or more commercial spaces. Ten multi-family residential apartment rental units will be constructed on the second and third floor, consisting of six three-bedroom units and four two-bedroom units.

Additionally, a ground floor residential patio and 11 parking spaces will be located at the rear of the property. The total project will be approximately 20,000 square feet in size.

The developers tell me they will pursue LEED certification for the new construction, a prestigious distinction awarded to projects built in a way that improves energy savings, water efficiency, indoor environmental quality, and CO2 emissions reduction.

The developers plan to start construction in the spring with an anticipated completion date by the end of this year.

The renderings for the development can be found in the photos below.

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 50 + years

    Carl, I have a horror story from Cermak Fresh Market, which we decided to try last Saturday. It involves the check-out and isn't over yet. The transaction is stuck in limbo because the clerk pressed credit after I had already swiped my debit card and entered my pin.

    They did have some "interesting" selections in the meat department. I stared at one item almost in disbelief.

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 50 + years

    BTW, how did the meeting go? I guess it wasn't as contentious as the hotel meeting.

38 hours ago

Updated 33 min ago

Help Loyola Park win an Imagination Playground

Help us great some great equipment for the kids at Loyola Park! Vote daily for "Loyola Park of Chicago Park District"
http://www.imaginationplayground.com/vote-for-an-imagination-playground.html

9 hours ago

Updated 35 min ago

Joint Garcia/Moore sign appears

To add to the confusion of who's supporting who, the "have it both ways" campaign of Joe Moore is now sporting a Chey/Moore campaign sign in the yard at Lunt and Greenview.

  • To the naked eye of a child in a man's body there seems to be someone dreaming up conspiracies.

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 50 + years

    One has to forgive people with tiny brains. They just can't conceive of the fact that we Democrats have opinions of our own. No, Craig, the campaign of Joe Moore is not "sporting a Chey (sic)/Moore campaign sign in the yard at Lunt and Greenview." A supporter of Joe Moore...

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    One has to forgive people with tiny brains. They just can't conceive of the fact that we Democrats have opinions of our own. No, Craig, the campaign of Joe Moore is not "sporting a Chey (sic)/Moore campaign sign in the yard at Lunt and Greenview." A supporter of Joe Moore and of Chuy Garcia, who happens to be the president of the Democratic Party of the 49th Ward, is "sporting" those signs in his yard. The Democratic Party of the 49th Ward has no signs in its windows for mayoral candidates. Why don't you go take a photo over there? Or why don't you take a photo in front of Moore's house? I don't think you'll find a Garcia sign there. (If I ever get my hands on some Garcia signs, they'll be in my windows right beside those for Joe.)

40 min ago

Elliott & Associates Research Global Markets: Japan's Death Spiral and its Economic Effects

Japan's number of births has hit an all-time low for 4 years in a row, spelling a worrying issue on its already delicate economy.

In 2014, the estimated birth-rate in Japan reached a record low of a mere 1 million while the number of registered deaths reached 1.3 million. Such downward trajectory in the country even worsens the already bad situation with a shrinking and aging population.

As noted by Elliott & Associates Research Global Markets (http://elliottassociatesresearch.com/), births in Japan...

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Japan's number of births has hit an all-time low for 4 years in a row, spelling a worrying issue on its already delicate economy.

In 2014, the estimated birth-rate in Japan reached a record low of a mere 1 million while the number of registered deaths reached 1.3 million. Such downward trajectory in the country even worsens the already bad situation with a shrinking and aging population.

As noted by Elliott & Associates Research Global Markets (http://elliottassociatesresearch.com/), births in Japan have seen a huge and relentless decline for decades now. Starting in 1973, there was not a year where the fertility rate in Japan hit enough numbers to support a stabilized population. Though there were some recent improvements made, they were still not enough to increase the numbers. The number of deaths that has outnumbered the number of births by the biggest margin yet poses a problem for the government to ensure the small workforce can continue to support growing number of seniors.

Experts would say Japan is in a "death spiral" because its demography has been on a bad situation for a long time now that it is virtually impossible to change its trajectory significantly...

Read it here: http://elliottassociatesresearch.com/blog/japans-death-spiral-and-its-economic-effects/

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14 hours ago

Updated 51 min ago

EXCLUSIVE PHOTO: Moore campaigns with "Chuy"

In a stunning mid-campaign decision, Alderman Moore was seen standing behind the Garcia for Mayor campaign.

Mayor 1% must be steaming today.

  • Nico Pericolo Formerly known as Nick Danger

    His own father thought of him as being spineless.

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 50 + years

    As Rob and Michael noted, the "photo" was from an IVI-IPO press conference announcing its endorsements:

    http://www.iviipo.org/

    And Michael is right, the title of this post is an outright lie. Is anyone really surprised that the Field Supervisor lies?

Aug 21

Updated 1 hour ago

This Day in History - A Serial Killer in Rogers Park

Thirty years ago today, on August 21, 1984, the dismembered remains of sixteen-year-old Danny Bridges were discovered in a trash dumpster, behind an apartment building at 1632 W. Sherwin.

Police arrested Larry W. Eyler, a 31 year-old house painter in his apartment at 1628 W. Sherwin.

In September 1983, while Eyler lived in a house on north Greenview, he was questioned as a "prime suspect" in the murders of eight young men, and was later arrested and held on $1million...

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Thirty years ago today, on August 21, 1984, the dismembered remains of sixteen-year-old Danny Bridges were discovered in a trash dumpster, behind an apartment building at 1632 W. Sherwin.

Police arrested Larry W. Eyler, a 31 year-old house painter in his apartment at 1628 W. Sherwin.

In September 1983, while Eyler lived in a house on north Greenview, he was questioned as a "prime suspect" in the murders of eight young men, and was later arrested and held on $1million bail, as a suspect in the killing of Ralph Calise, who lived at 5014 N, Hermitage.

Eyler's bond was reduced to $10,000, when a judge ruled that the evidence against Eyler had been obtained improperly, and so could not be used against him. Eyler then posted $1000, and was released.

On June 1st, Eyler moved into a four-room apartment on the first floor, at 1628 W. Sherwin. It was in the bedroom of that apartment, where Eyler raped, tortured, and then repeatedly stabbed Danny Bridges to death. After dragging the body into the bathroom, he proceded to dismember it in the bathtub, using a hacksaw.

Eyler then painted the walls of the bedroom, to cover the blood stains, but police were able to recover the evidence beneath the fresh paint, using a new technology, called "Luminol".

After a lengthy and gruesome trial, a jury found Eyler guilty, and he was sentenced to death on Oct 3, 1986.

In 1991, he tried unsuccessfully, to save himself from Death Row by promising to admit to at least 17 more murders, and revealing the name of his accomplice, but on March 6, 1994, Eyler died in prison, from AIDS-related complications.

After his death, his lawyer revealed the names of 21 of Eyler's victims, as Eyler had requested, but she would not reveal the name of his accomplice.

  • RPEyes Live on possibly the shortest street in RP

    Estes&Ashland
    He's not a famous as Gacy or Dahmer for two reasons:

    1) He didn't hide the bodies in the crawl space. Most of them were dumped. If you remember the news as Gacy's victims were removed, it was a great shock to see body bag after body bag being...

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    Estes&Ashland
    He's not a famous as Gacy or Dahmer for two reasons:

    1) He didn't hide the bodies in the crawl space. Most of them were dumped. If you remember the news as Gacy's victims were removed, it was a great shock to see body bag after body bag being taken from the property.

    2) He didn't eat them. Cannibalism is definitely memorable.

    With the Bridges murder, it almost seemed like the body was meant to be found since it didn't follow the normal disposal technique. My theory was that Little found the heat on Eyler to be too much and instead of taking the body out of town to be dumped, he used it to get Eyler taken out.

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 50 + years

    This is an old thread. Someone resurrected it yesterday. Could it now be laid to rest again?

15 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

You can't have it both ways, Alderman Moore

Alderman Moore was spotted campaigning with Jesus “Chuy” Garcia. Yet, he's gone on record backing Mayor Rahm Emanual's campaign.

"Joining Garcia in earning the IVI-IPO’s endorsement were several incumbent aldermen who are among Emanuel’s reliable City Council supporters. They include aldermen Pat Dowell (3rd); Will Burns (4th); Anthony Beale (9th); Willie Cochran (20th); Walter Burnett (27th) and Joe Moore (49th)."

SOURCE: http://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/7/71/321441/ivi-ipo-endorses-garcia

I believe we've got a flip-flopper. Is the Alderman of the 49th Ward running so scared that he's gotta play both sides of the fence? Is that what we want in an Alderman? A disingenuous politician that will say anything to get elected?

  • Joe cheats. He cheated in an election. First hand knowledge here.!

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 50 + years

    No wonder Gordon is so far behind. His Field Supervisor doesn't understand the difference between campaigning and a press conference held by an organization to announce its endorsements. Yes,Craig, of course they were at the same event, but it wasn't a joint campaign event as you are trying to make it out to be.

30 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Another lesson in political communications

On the thread about Sunday's one-candidate forum it was discussed that Joe Moore chose to not participate because he could not control the questioning and would be negatively exposed if he had to answer tough questions about performance, legal investigations, and other "sensitive" subjects. It is part of a communication strategy.

Over the weekend, one of Joe's door-to-door canvassers visited my home, despite the Don Gordon sign in the window and banner above. He mistakenly had me and my wife,...

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On the thread about Sunday's one-candidate forum it was discussed that Joe Moore chose to not participate because he could not control the questioning and would be negatively exposed if he had to answer tough questions about performance, legal investigations, and other "sensitive" subjects. It is part of a communication strategy.

Over the weekend, one of Joe's door-to-door canvassers visited my home, despite the Don Gordon sign in the window and banner above. He mistakenly had me and my wife, or at least our address, on the list he carried. He was confused.

We had a little laugh and politely shooed him away, but not before accepting Joe's four-color (read pricey) flyer. It is another example of how some politicians rely on one-way communication to delivery messaging in ways that avoid two-way discussion or rebuttal.

There is a common practice within political public relations called "stretching." In private sector PR it is considered unprofessional.

In the flyer, Joe appropriately takes credit for the PB project, paper shredding day, the picnic he sponsors, dealing with service requests and other legitimate activities.

From there, however, some of the claims arguably get a little dicey. According to this flyer, for example, Joe is responsible for:

Renovation of all the Rogers Park CTA stations

Resurfacing 70 RP streets

Improving the RP business climate, including new restaurants and cafes on Morse, Jarvis, Howard and Clark

Strengthening community ties

Adding bicycle police patrols

Improving our neighborhood school ratings and test scores

Here is the key: Joe never explicitly states "I did all of these things;" however, by listing these items in his campaign flyer, the implication - the stretch - is that they are Joe's political achievements.

I won't refute these statements here; this post is about political communication strategy, but you get the point about how one-way communication is employed as campaign strategy.

  • Reid Hyams X-ART Entertainment / Century 21 Universal

    He'd say your offer is too low.

  • Once again, and I will repeat it, in one election year, he cheated votes. I was on opposite sides working the Gordon campaign that year.

6 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

One serious question

After reading the latest round of "he said/he said" on this board which I read from time to time, I created an Every Block account only to ask this question: "I am a politically unattached, property owning Rogers Park resident who votes. Why would I vote for Don Gordon over Joe Moore in the upcoming aldermanic election?"

It's a serious question. I, the ordinary citizen, have never met Don Gordon, don't know what his positions are for the 49th or...

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After reading the latest round of "he said/he said" on this board which I read from time to time, I created an Every Block account only to ask this question: "I am a politically unattached, property owning Rogers Park resident who votes. Why would I vote for Don Gordon over Joe Moore in the upcoming aldermanic election?"

It's a serious question. I, the ordinary citizen, have never met Don Gordon, don't know what his positions are for the 49th or the city, haven't as much as seen a campaign flyer. The only indirect contact I've had with him was in November as I was walking out of my polling place at 7:30 in the morning and a guy rode up on a bike with a petition to get him on the ballot. I signed it, as I usually do in those cases. And that's all I know of Don Gordon. I didn't live in this neighborhood when he ran in 2007.

While I like Joe Moore personally - the brief times I have met him - and I think he's doing a decent job (to my view), some of us think that 24 years is a long time to hold office. We're looking for a reason to listen to a challenger's thoughts if they are given to us. But if I didn't read this board I wouldn't even be sure that anyone is running. And I am going to assume that thousands of RP voters don't know that anyone IS running against Joe Moore. This is almost certainly going to be a bloodbath and I'm wondering at this point why the challenger is even bothering with it. Vanity of seeing one's name on a ballot?

So, Challenger, you have a few weeks. How about showing up at an El stop some morning (I've met Joe Moore there twice in three weeks... as well as Rahm once, but that's another thread). How about a position interview with that DNA newspaper? A flyer? A meet and greet or two? Heck, I don't know.

I've seen better organized write-in campaigns than this. Do something. Or get 19 percent of the vote I guess. Whichever.

16 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Problem buildings in our neighborhoods

http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/bldgs/supp_info/building-code-scofflaw-list.html
There are several buildings in our neighborhood listed on the Chicago Building Code Scofflaw List " identifying residential building owners with three or more properties that are the subject of active Circuit Court cases where the violations remain uncorrected after the second court hearing."
Hopefully the respective aldercreatures will pursue the owners of the problem buildings in their wards to take the proper measures to bring the buildings up to code.
Hopefully the usual snipers for or against their local aldercreature will refrain from sullying the EB site with criticisms and just make sure the problems are corrected.

  • Sigh! This link has two lists; the second list, the Scofflaw List, has the names of several greater area property owners who have not improved their buildings to code despite being ordered to do so. Scroll through the second list, not the first, and you will find them.

  • RPEyes Live on possibly the shortest street in RP

    I did look at both maps. As I said in my initial message, I didn't see any problem buildings in Rogers Park nor did I see any Scofflaw buildings in Rogers Park.

    I did see 3 Scofflaw buildings in West Ridge (aka West Rogers Park) in the 2100 block of Devon Avenue and one Scofflaw building in 6200 block of Ravenswood (south of Devon).

    Not one of those buildings are in Rogers Park nor are they in the 49th Ward.

6 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

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21 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Witch God Issue Death Warrant For Satan, Lucifer, The Devil, Beelzebub, Worm-Wood

I Witch God Issue Death Warrant From The Spirit World For The Spirit And Soul Of Satan, Lucifer, The Devil, Beelzebub, Worm-Wood! In Accordance To Goddess Will They Are To Be Crucified Upside Down On An Up-Right Cross! The Nails Are To Go Into Their Head, Tail, Feet Before Their Spirit And Soul Throw Them-Selves In The 1st. Gate Of Hell! So Mote It Be! Blessed Be!

13 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

  • Nico Pericolo Formerly known as Nick Danger

    Woodard never failed. He never became a journalist to begin with. His squeaky little pieces would barely qualify as footnotes in Readers Digest and his pursuit of yellow journalism have dried up a lot of information sources that no longer trust him. His blurbs read as though Gernhardt ghost wrote many of them. The old Broken Liver of Rogers Park was more interesting.

  • How dare you insult Readers Digest!!!

42 hours ago

Updated 8 hours ago

Experience with cats with hypertrophic cardiomegaly?

I'm interested in the experience of others as to prognosis. My Louis is asymptomatic except for the galloping heart rate. Thanks.

  • I lost my job two months ago so follow up will be through Animal Welfare League. Spent half the rent on the urethral blockage which brought the heart condition to light. My other cat is his sister, so she'll need evaluation, too. Thanks for the good wishes.

  • Di

    I had a cat who suffered from that disease. She was on meds that I gave her twice a day. She was doing ok. Unfortunately she also had kidney disease that caused her to be very ill. Hugs!! I know it is not easy taking care of a fur baby that has medical issues.

5 days ago

Updated 9 hours ago

Excellent article on 49th ward pay-to-play politics

Ben Woodard has done his homework and provided insight into campaign financing in the 49th ward.

Full article here: http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150122/rogers-park/ald-joe-moore-nearly-doubles-campaign-fund-114333-at-end-of-year

A few key points:

"Most of Moore's donors provided addresses outside of the ward he represents, and many included business owners, developers and investors."

"But some contributors recently won the support of the alderman at City Hall for concessions to lift liquor moratoriums and open businesses."

"Pradeep Patel, who know (sic) owns two liquor stores in the ward, won the...

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Ben Woodard has done his homework and provided insight into campaign financing in the 49th ward.

Full article here: http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150122/rogers-park/ald-joe-moore-nearly-doubles-campaign-fund-114333-at-end-of-year

A few key points:

"Most of Moore's donors provided addresses outside of the ward he represents, and many included business owners, developers and investors."

"But some contributors recently won the support of the alderman at City Hall for concessions to lift liquor moratoriums and open businesses."

"Pradeep Patel, who know (sic) owns two liquor stores in the ward, won the support of Moore to open Hops and Grapes in the former Isam's Liquor Store on Sheridan Road.
A frequent contributor, Patel donated $1,000 at the end of December."

"Go Grocer, an independent grocery chain that intends to open in Loyola University's Granada Center, also won the support of Moore, who sponsored an ordinance to lift a liquor moratorium on the block so the store could sell packaged goods. The company donated $500 to the alderman in December."

"In addition, James Yoo, owner of the Morse Avenue strip mall that recently evicted all of its tenants, donated $500 in November."

We can all come to our own conclusions; however, I do know it is an ongoing concern of many that important decisions are being made about the future of Rogers Park based on political profitability rather than the good of the community.

  • Nico Pericolo Formerly known as Nick Danger

    Don Gordon and Michael Lavelle? That's an eye opener and proof of the saying that if you lie down in the gutter with dogs you will end up getting fleas. The behind the scenes sleaze factor in his desperate campaign is creepy. It goes all the way back to the...

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    Don Gordon and Michael Lavelle? That's an eye opener and proof of the saying that if you lie down in the gutter with dogs you will end up getting fleas. The behind the scenes sleaze factor in his desperate campaign is creepy. It goes all the way back to the dirty Republican money that funded the lies about John Kerry and the swift boats and Pritzker money that quietly got stuffed into Gordon's pockets before he blew it all and lost the election. Where did that money go by the way? Does anyone know? Did some of that go to Anne Sullivan before Gordon dumped her? Gordon never told us where that Republican money went or how much was spent on buying bananas.

  • Tremaine Not protector of cartoon cattle

    Well, AI. I, those are my own words that I effectively used before. I'm glad you follow and admire me.

9 hours ago

Revive Consignment & BizArts!

On Weds Jan 28 at 5:30 Revive Consignment will be hosting the Rogers Park Business Alliance BizArts After Hours event. Stop by Revive at 1606 W. Pratt and meet other local business owners while you shop the store at your leisure, as it is staying open after hours for this great event. See you there!

2 days ago

Updated 10 hours ago

Don Gordon Forum Thread

Did he show?

  • Nico Pericolo Formerly known as Nick Danger

    Which cat? I have twelve but the Cheshire is my favorite. It can disappear leaving only the tail and it's smile. You see Carla, a dog growls when it's angry, and wags it's tail when it's pleased. Now I growl when I'm pleased, and wag my tail when I'm angry.

  • I don't think you're going to be very successful raising these questions about the Farmer's Market, Suzanne. There are very few things in this neighborhood more popular and successful than the Glenwood Market, and I'm sure people are only too happy if the alderman's office supplied it with a part-time manager in order to make it financially solvent. I fail to see what you're concerned about this issue, particularly since the alderman's office has been completely transparent about it.

16 hours ago

Updated 11 hours ago

EveryBlock Haiku

Was gone for a while
Still see the mass bickering
Some things never change

36 hours ago

Updated 13 hours ago

Good Morming All

Been a while, but I've been working, cooking for private clients and decluttering hoise.

42 hours ago

Updated 13 hours ago

No show Alderman sends proxy

At yesterday's forum our current Alderman chose to hide from his constituent's, yet still wanted to offer his version of history to the crowd. So he sent a proxy, Colleen Roberts, to deliver what was nothing more than his re-election speech.

This truly was a cowardly act. Shame on him.

  • Nico Pericolo Formerly known as Nick Danger

    Don Gordon already has shown us the sort of person he would be in office. He only knows how to say NO. He is an obstructionist and an oppositionist. That is how he proves that he is DIFFERENT. He hasn't said how he would improve anything. He brings no experience...

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    Don Gordon already has shown us the sort of person he would be in office. He only knows how to say NO. He is an obstructionist and an oppositionist. That is how he proves that he is DIFFERENT. He hasn't said how he would improve anything. He brings no experience to the table. His only claim to fame was in preventing Evanston from building a yacht harbor that no one has ever heard of to begin with. Beyond that he completely lost control of his campaign messaging to a few clowns that have absolutely ruined his reputation and public image by calling people nasty names and insulting them on EB and even on Gordon's own FB page. He would be a disaster as an Alderman.

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Jun 12

Updated 13 hours ago

FBI Raids Chicago Math & Science

The Feds conducted a raid on one of Alderman Moore's friend's, in what is being described as a "white collar" crime. These friends of Joe Moore reportedly gave our Alderman a free trip to Turkey. (the Country)

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20140611/mckinley-park/concept-schools-raided-by-feds

  • d3 NOH

    reminds me of when the entire Daley entourage and family were given trips to Europe by JC Deaux to study the public toilets there... which were never installed here, as evidenced by having to watch someone take a dump at the end of the red line platform, and by seeing #2 sitting in a train car at Howard

    same same, but different!

  • Quiche -- "skimming from kids" is why charter schools exist.

Nov 28

Updated 15 hours ago

  • FGFM What the Cappleman!

    Ol' Hugh is pulling down almost 100K working for the City of Chicago nowadays. Beats Lake Effect News!

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    Haven't heard from Hugh for a while!

2 days ago

Updated 17 hours ago

Witch God Declares 9 Billion World People! Blessed Be!

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  • Witch God King of Death,Sorcery,Necromancy,Shadow,Sith

    60660Gal, Good Morning! I Send My Written Message To The World Now Dureing The Witches Hour! I Don't Know Why It Is Called L.U.C.I.F.E.R But I Can't WaitTo Get Down! I Plan To Dis-Respect Satan And His Church! I Will Talk To Satan Like He A Pimp With No Tricks!...

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    60660Gal, Good Morning! I Send My Written Message To The World Now Dureing The Witches Hour! I Don't Know Why It Is Called L.U.C.I.F.E.R But I Can't WaitTo Get Down! I Plan To Dis-Respect Satan And His Church! I Will Talk To Satan Like He A Pimp With No Tricks! I Witch God Say Satan Is A Punk And So Is His Church! Jenna! Good Morning, I Will Talk To Satan Like He A B:tch! The Dis-Respect Satan Spews All Over The World Stink 3 Day Old Fish In The Garbage! 60660Gal, The Anti-Christ Is A Country Not A Man! He Is America's Friend! Goddess Has Not Given Me Permission To Set Him Out Yet Ordering Me To Concentrate My Message On Satan! The Devil Never Expected Me To Come As A Witch! Satan Expected Me To Come As A Christian! To Kill The Devil Requires The Power Of WitchCraft! Satan You Got To Pay For Burning Witches At The Stake Punk! FGFM, Good Morning And Blessed Be! Thanks For Your Advise About Regret! I Am Humbled Always By Your Intellect!

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Jun 12

Updated 17 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.

  • Bonjou; Bon maten Haitian Creole

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBDVarvFqYI

    @Becky I actually said "Good morning " to a Russian friend I work out with he was soo tickled . (Dobroe) ur sweet Becky (; (;

    @ John i survived a real winter last yr I am wit u man.
    @ Williametta your warm greeting makes us smile .

    Have a good one every one .

  • Dee On Newgard '92

    I've been absent. My apologies.

    While I'm not smiling at the snow shovel, I am certainly smiling at you all. Hope everyone's New Year is off to a great start.

    Sending a slow mornin' groove to everyone--I don't want anyone to pull a hammy:

    http://youtu.be/rqqAnjY2Rmo

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Joe Moore Citizen Action Endorsement!

Congrats on your endorsement by that progressive organization that you are on a board of. . . Oooops, oh wait, they voted 'NO Endorsement' for Ald. Joe Moore of the 49th ward. Hmm, They are on to us Joe.

4 days ago

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CMSA Students' Award Winning Poetries

Per popular request here are the two poems written by CMSA students which won top honors at Roosevelt University's "Too Hot to Handel" student poetry contest.

My Community - 1st Place Winner
By Sidney Hunt– 11th grade
North side Chicago
Bred from the cement grounds I call home
Where my last crawl ended and my first step started
The place with more ethnic groups than sand on the lakeshore
Diversity is what we pride ourselves on
We are the backbone...

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Per popular request here are the two poems written by CMSA students which won top honors at Roosevelt University's "Too Hot to Handel" student poetry contest.

My Community - 1st Place Winner
By Sidney Hunt– 11th grade
North side Chicago
Bred from the cement grounds I call home
Where my last crawl ended and my first step started
The place with more ethnic groups than sand on the lakeshore
Diversity is what we pride ourselves on
We are the backbone of Chicago
The melting pot in the kitchen filled with salt and pepper
The positive and negative all intermingle and although we are stopped by corruption and violence we stand strong
Black, White, Tan we are
My Community

Chicago Point of View - 2nd Place Winner
By: Ololade Taiwo—12th grade

I pay homage to the grimy hustlers that jumped hurtles for this lethal game All the casualties sustained It’s a shame and now
bystanders are getting involved Problem solved if we admonish these fools and polish the tools we use for self examination
Instead of learning gunplay we play with alliteration And it takes patience to deal with an anonymous foe but we are too stodgy to work to our utmost In fact we never trust folks So a salute to those who can woman or man it Takes courage to step up so we hide behind facades and we dress up as something we are not We were taught to love but it’s something we forgot in the rush of life like the husband that no longer trusts his wife Despite the fact that we’ve been together for years humanity is often crippled by fear

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 50 + years

    Ah, ah, Carl, "mispelling?" Shame on you.

    There's always the possibility that "hurtles" is a typo on the part of Irene, isn't there?

  • Nico Pericolo Formerly known as Nick Danger

    You say hurdles; he says hurtles. You say turtles; I say turdles. Let's call the whole thing off.

Jan 13

Updated 23 hours ago

You are Invited to a 49th Ward Aldermanic Candidate Forum!

The 49th Ward Republican Organization is sponsoring an aldermanic candidate forum on Sunday, January 25 from 3 to 4:30 pm. This will be the opportunity to hear directly from the candidates about their vision for the Ward and how they plan to respond to the many challenges facing the City of Chicago. The public will also have the opportunity to ask questions of the candidates. While aldermanic candidate Don Gordon has already agreed to participate, incumbent Joe Moore told me...

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The 49th Ward Republican Organization is sponsoring an aldermanic candidate forum on Sunday, January 25 from 3 to 4:30 pm. This will be the opportunity to hear directly from the candidates about their vision for the Ward and how they plan to respond to the many challenges facing the City of Chicago. The public will also have the opportunity to ask questions of the candidates. While aldermanic candidate Don Gordon has already agreed to participate, incumbent Joe Moore told me that he’ll “take a pass.” Nonetheless, I’m hoping members of the Ward’s Democratic organization can convince the alderman to change his mind so voters have the opportunity to compare their ideas and ask questions of both!

The Aldermanic Candidate forum will be held at the Loyola Park Fieldhouse at 1230 W. Greenleaf.

In addition to hearing from Don (and hopefully Joe), we will be reaching out to the other candidates who were denied the opportunity to appear on the ballot through the challenge process to see if they’d like to participate as well. I give Don credit for this idea, and agree with him that their ideas for the future of our City and Ward merit public consideration.

I hope to see you there!

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 50 + years

    Rob, thanks for that link to the thread on Don's Facebook page. No, George is indeed, NOT a "moorista," but he IS living proof that one doesn't have to be a friend of the alderman to get a zoning change, which he needed a number of years ago to expand his building on my block.

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Ridge and touhy storefront

Any word on what is going on with the empty storefront at Touhy and Ridge? I thought Pockets was going in there but there hasn't been any movement for quite sometime.

  • Di

    I hope something goes in there soon, be it Pockets or another business

  • Leelee Dog lady, cat lady, juicer extraordinaire

    I emailed Pockets back in October, asking about it.... nada in response. :'(

4 days ago

Updated 37 hours ago

Question for Republican Party Guest Don Gordon

Why are you opposing (per your Facebook posting) the President Obama National Library in Chicago? He is the nation's first African-American and Chicagoan President. You don't want his library on park land? Chicago park land already has a golf course (Waveland), two green houses (Lincoln and Garfield Parks), a zoo (Lincoln Park), a children's museum (Peggy Notebart), two music stages (Petrillo and Pritzker), an aquarium, planetarium, the Field Museum, Museum of Science and Industry and snack shops (Osterman and Montrose) on park land. Why are you opposing a Presidential Library for Barack Obama? I want to hear your answer at the Republican Party event for you at Loyola Park on Sunday.

  • FGFM What the Cappleman!

    There have been multiple forums in a lot of the wards that I follow, so I don't see why it didn't happen in the 49th.

  • Nico Pericolo Formerly known as Nick Danger

    Based on the results from a top qualified survey organization, the name Gordon is virtually unknown in the 49th Ward whereas nearly everyone knows who Alderman Joe Moore is and what he does for the community every year. The local DNA/info reporter is mostly spoon fed information from one of...

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    Based on the results from a top qualified survey organization, the name Gordon is virtually unknown in the 49th Ward whereas nearly everyone knows who Alderman Joe Moore is and what he does for the community every year. The local DNA/info reporter is mostly spoon fed information from one of the Gordon monkeys and that is thin gruel at its best. The DNA/info guy has burned too many bridges in Rogers Park to have any meaningful information sources left any more. His reports read more like a gossip column than real news.

4 days ago

Updated 37 hours ago

UWF says "No" to Joe Moore

United Working Families released their endorsements yesterday and took a pass on our self-proclaimed Progressive Alderman in the 49th Ward

This group alignment includes the SEIU Healthcare workers and the Chicago Teacher's Union.

  • Nico Pericolo Formerly known as Nick Danger

    Yes robin there was a form of antisemitism before the cult of Rabbi Jesus ever began. Apparently the tribe of Judah was the most difficult and problematic of all the tribal groups that the Romans had to control. The Judeans were inordinately headstrong and obstinate. Judeah was the only Roman...

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    Yes robin there was a form of antisemitism before the cult of Rabbi Jesus ever began. Apparently the tribe of Judah was the most difficult and problematic of all the tribal groups that the Romans had to control. The Judeans were inordinately headstrong and obstinate. Judeah was the only Roman colony that was allowed to have its own King as the gubernatorial head of State. Herodian Judea was such a control problem for the Emperor in Rome that after the Bar Kokhba revolt in 135 CE the region was renamed and merged with Roman Syria to form Syria Palaestina by the victorious Roman Emperor Hadrian. The antisemitism of that age was based on political conflict and not religious conflict. The pantheistic Romans didn't give a hoot about mono-theism. The Romans didn't like the Judeans only because they were so difficult to govern as a colony. That form of antisemitism was very different from today's antisemitism which has a completely different basis that emerges from Christian and Islamic resentment. It's a very uncomfortable topic but one that needs to be addressed and explored. For the record I am not antisemitic.

  • Usually people would say the first recorded blood libel happened in Norwich in 1044, but I would say the first blood libel was actually in the writings of Apion.

2 days ago

Updated 39 hours ago

Fact-checking Alderman Moore's excuses why the Unions are abandoning his campaign

Alderman Moore said: "The City's pension funds have a $12-15 billion unfunded liability. If something is not done to correct this, all of the pension funds will be broke within the next 20 years…"

FACT: The pension fund for retired Chicago teachers stands at risk of collapse. The city’s four funds for other retired city workers are short by $19.5 billion. At least one of the funds is in peril of running out of money in less than a decade....

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Alderman Moore said: "The City's pension funds have a $12-15 billion unfunded liability. If something is not done to correct this, all of the pension funds will be broke within the next 20 years…"

FACT: The pension fund for retired Chicago teachers stands at risk of collapse. The city’s four funds for other retired city workers are short by $19.5 billion. At least one of the funds is in peril of running out of money in less than a decade. And starting in 2015, the city will be required by the state to make far larger contributions to the funds, which could leave it hundreds of millions of dollars in the red — as much as it would cost to pay 4,300 police officers to patrol the streets for a year.

SOURCE: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/06/us/chicago-sees-pension-crisis-drawing-near.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

Which means Alderman Moore has put the tax-payers on the hook for more future billions borrowing in 2015. Much like the few billion he voted "Yes" to borrow in 2014.

The next 20 years my a$$. The hammer drops this year. Alderman Moore picked a bad year to go against the Unions.

  • daveP been around awhile

    there is a reason they have put off a plan till after the election. prepare to bend over.

    we can only really blame the politicians who have been leading us for 20+ years... both for getting us to this spot. and doing nothing about it.

    let's reward them with 4 moore years!

  • Terebill In RP all my life~

    It's just awful how he states "the city has" when he was the one who has voted for this! Somewhere down the line Joe Moore has decided that nothing matters except voting with the mayor - whatever the outcome. Now acting surprised and saying "We need to fix this!"

    Time for change!

  • No offense but this situation did not happen overnight. This has been an issue of debate and discussion for years and years every time the budget hearing are held. Despite the fact that thousands are in jeopardy of loosing some part of their well-earned pension, the Alderman have never taken...

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    No offense but this situation did not happen overnight. This has been an issue of debate and discussion for years and years every time the budget hearing are held. Despite the fact that thousands are in jeopardy of loosing some part of their well-earned pension, the Alderman have never taken a pay cut, have increased their salaries and never once addressed this situation in a meaningful way. I suppose once you attain a position where you no longer have to worry about a paycheck, it becomes an issue less important and can be left to linger. However, one important thing to remember is the outrage the affected (including myself) will feel when our pensions are directly affected and we march to the polls to reflect our feelings and reduced standard of living. While I will not be as political as to bring a tent and go camp out on my Alderman's front lawn asking to be fed and taken care of, I can image that for those who will already be hanging on by a thread wont be negatively affected in a very real way where dislocation and removal from their homes might be a reality.

41 hours ago

63 Bar & Grill

I know there was some discussion last week about the establishment being closed. 63' was closed last Tuesday and Wednesday , Jan. 20th and 21st due to plumbing problems and was reopened late last week. There was no issue about their liquor license. Was there for lunch and drinks on Friday.

4 days ago

Updated 42 hours ago

FOUND CAT!

I live near Lakewood and Albion just east of the el. We found a cat in the gangway. It is all black and long hair.Very friendly. Rubbing my face as I write this. If you have lost a cat or know of someone who has, please Private Message me.

  • Yes, we love the Happy stories that showcase the good within our neighborhood Thanks for keeping us informed, Gene.

  • Wonderful news!

2 days ago

Updated 42 hours ago

Community Meeting - Tuesday, January 27th

There will be a Community Meeting on Tuesday, January 27th at St. Jerome's Parish Hall, 1709 W. Lunt Ave. (This meeting is for the residence that live in the boundaries of Clark St. to the West, the Lake to the East, Lunt Ave. to the North and Pratt Ave. to the South) It will be from 7 pm to 8 pm. This is an "unofficial Beat Meeting" and Officers will not be present. Please come with your ideas, suggestions, comments, and concerns to help make the area safer and friendlier.

Hope to see you there!

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6 days ago

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A modest hotel proposal-

Seems like everyone that was at the Alderman’s meeting on Tuesday night was in agreement on one thing. A hotel would be a welcome addition to Rogers Park. After that, there wasn't much consensus. Some people were concerned about the loss of “their” parking in the neighborhood. Some people were concerned by the massive disruption an additional 1.5% of traffic during peak hours would create. Somebody thought of the children. Some time was spent on the fact that we lost...

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Seems like everyone that was at the Alderman’s meeting on Tuesday night was in agreement on one thing. A hotel would be a welcome addition to Rogers Park. After that, there wasn't much consensus. Some people were concerned about the loss of “their” parking in the neighborhood. Some people were concerned by the massive disruption an additional 1.5% of traffic during peak hours would create. Somebody thought of the children. Some time was spent on the fact that we lost the charming old two story brick commercial buildings that were there, and as that area is the crown jewel gateway to Rogers Park, Loyola has destroyed our heritage and birthright.

I’ll admit, I don’t really remember the Granada. Growing up on the South Side, I didn’t start coming up to Rogers Park until the 90s (Nothing like the Heartland Cafe back then!) So I tried to find some pictures of what the area used to be like back before Loyola and Joe Moore and the towering high rises on Sheridan. Here are a few pictures of the strip North of the Loyola El stop from those halcyon days of the 1930s-

http://collections.carli.illinois.edu/u?/uic_idot,134
http://collections.carli.illinois.edu/u?/uic_idot,197

Found a good picture of what that huge metal structure is on the building where the Montseratt at Loyola Station is now -

http://collections.carli.illinois.edu/u?/uic_idot,268

So, seeing as how some of the folks from further North in RP who own their own houses (so they don’t need a hotel) were really laying into the loss of the beautiful architecture and charm of that commercial strip, I propose an addition to the exterior decor of the proposed hotel. I think it really reflects and represents the history of that area of Sheridan, and really should help settle some of the opposition.

Here is a rendering -

  • Hey, there is the remnants of a sign that was on the north end of the Carmen's building that was only partly readable. I think it said "MAHAN" and possibly REAL ESTATE. Does that ring any bells with the old timers?

  • MPRP RP lifer

    Rogerparker, I suggest you read the text that accompanies the photo you posted of the Grenada. It indicates that the picture was taken during demolition and that the building was not in a state that required demolition. In other words, the opposite of what you purported the photo demonstrated.

4 days ago

Updated 43 hours ago

Health Care

Hello, I am a student journalist writing a story on healthcare. I'm looking for someone who has experienced difficulty with health records not being sent to a multiple hospitals in a timely manner, or vice versa (through electronic means).

5 days ago

Updated 44 hours ago

Follow Me on Friday to the Oasis

I invite you to Follow Me on Friday to a Rogers Park institution--the Oasis. Join me this Friday, January 23rd, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the bar located at 6809 N. Sheridan Road (just north of Pratt).

The co-owner of the Oasis, Ben Chikko, is serving up delicious deli sandwiches and desserts and offering one complimentary beer, wine, soda or well drink. When you stop by, you'll find out why so many Rogers Park neighbors call the "O" their second...

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I invite you to Follow Me on Friday to a Rogers Park institution--the Oasis. Join me this Friday, January 23rd, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the bar located at 6809 N. Sheridan Road (just north of Pratt).

The co-owner of the Oasis, Ben Chikko, is serving up delicious deli sandwiches and desserts and offering one complimentary beer, wine, soda or well drink. When you stop by, you'll find out why so many Rogers Park neighbors call the "O" their second home. It's a friendly neighborhood tavern where just about everyone knows your name.

If you're into darts, this is the place for you. The Oasis has three dart boards and sponsors its own dart league. You better come prepared because the competition is fierce!

The Oasis also offers a professionally built pool table with custom balls and cues and Sunday night karaoke. They also offer free Wi-Fi and charging for your smart phones, so you can't go wrong. In short, it's a place you go to hang out with your neighbors.

Come and meet Ben the owner on Friday and join us for food and drink at this favorite Rogers Park hangout.

"Follow Me on Friday" is one of my efforts to encourage my constituents to sample some of the 49th Ward's finest restaurants, pubs and businesses. Each week on my Facebook page, I post the name and location of a local restaurant, pub or business where I'll be hanging out after work on Friday. The establishment offers specials for all my Facebook followers and their friends. It's a great opportunity for you to check out one of the fine local 49th Ward businesses you may not have visited before.

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 50 + years

    Thanks, Becky. I guess I've been misinformed, but as you can imagine, I sure wouldn't take Spotty/Scotty's word for it.

  • ^^^^ Misinformed? Sounds more like completely uninformed. Clueless.

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Updated 2 days ago

Witch God On The Verge Of Going Viral!

Rogers Park Thanks For The Love And Hate! I Can Be Googled Now From Any Continent! My Message Has Power! Nothing Has More Power Than The Written Or Spoken Word! Blessed Be!

  • 60660Gal loves Edgewater,

    Witch God..what color is your new cape?

  • Witch God King of Death,Sorcery,Necromancy,Shadow,Sith

    60660Gal It Is Black! I Will Also Have A Pentacle Placed On It Along With A Few More Seals! Blessed Be!

Jan 15

Updated 2 days ago

Hotel at Albion and Sheridan?

Alderman Moore sent a notice about a public meeting next Tuesday at 7 PM at Centennial Forum concerning a plan to build a bare-bones (limited conference space; no restaurant inside the hotel itself; some commercial space from the sidewalk) hotel at Albion and Sheridan, including making Albion two-way from the alley east to Sheridan. Supposedly the clientele will be visiting parents of Loyola students. That sounds fine for about five weeks out of the year, but what about the other...

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Alderman Moore sent a notice about a public meeting next Tuesday at 7 PM at Centennial Forum concerning a plan to build a bare-bones (limited conference space; no restaurant inside the hotel itself; some commercial space from the sidewalk) hotel at Albion and Sheridan, including making Albion two-way from the alley east to Sheridan. Supposedly the clientele will be visiting parents of Loyola students. That sounds fine for about five weeks out of the year, but what about the other 47 weeks?? Visions of the Purple Hotel in Lincolnwood are dancing in my head: Student parties? Lots of people on and out for various assignations? I'm betting it's yet another Loyola dorm in five years. The two- way traffic designation for Albion concerns a lot of us as well, since a similar reconfiguration on Arthur and Sheridan has been confusing and dangerous to drivers and pedestrians. OH--no new parking spaces will be created for the hotel--supposedly the parking structure at Arthur and Sheridan is "underutilized." Could we see some data on that? If you got Moore's email, take a look at the building specs and come to the meeting on Tuesday.

  • Nico Pericolo Formerly known as Nick Danger

    If Loyola property is used for purposes that are not tax-exempt, such as a hotel or commercial shops, it is taxable the same as any other property in the city.

  • Reid Hyams X-ART Entertainment / Century 21 Universal

    Not to mention the hotel tax that the city charges + all the monies the visitors staying right here in Rogers Park will put out for restaurants, bars, venues and all else.

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