25 hours ago

Updated 10 hours ago

Alderman Moore to Hold Community Meeting on Proposed Tavern at 6651 N. Clark

I invite you to attend a community meeting about a proposed new tavern at 6651 N. Clark (between Wallen and North Shore). The meeting will take place Wednesday, April 22nd, 7:00 p.m. at the location of the proposed tavern--6651 N. Clark. Photos of the interior of the proposed tavern are below.

The meeting is for informational purposes only, as the application does not require aldermanic approval. The zoning classification for the property allows for a tavern and the liquor moratorium...

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I invite you to attend a community meeting about a proposed new tavern at 6651 N. Clark (between Wallen and North Shore). The meeting will take place Wednesday, April 22nd, 7:00 p.m. at the location of the proposed tavern--6651 N. Clark. Photos of the interior of the proposed tavern are below.

The meeting is for informational purposes only, as the application does not require aldermanic approval. The zoning classification for the property allows for a tavern and the liquor moratorium in the 49th Ward applies to packaged goods licenses only, not taverns or restaurants.

The liquor license application, however, must be approved by the City of Chicago's Local Liquor Control Commissioner, Mr. Gregory Steadman. The Liquor Control Commissioner has 45 to 90 days from the receipt of the application to either grant or deny the application. The applicants have agreed to refrain from filing their application until after the community meeting next week.

For more information on the City's liquor licensing process, visit:

http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/bacp/provdrs/liquor_licenses.html

The applicants are Koshaba Khamis, who owns the building that would house the proposed tavern, and his business partners, Eddie Markhay and Nabil Draha.

Mr. Khamis has 30 years of experience in the beverage and hospitality business. Mr. Khamis once operated the restaurant, Big Buns and Pita, later known as Sahara Kabob, which was located next door to the proposed tavern. He also owned the tavern known as MK Lounge, located at the northwest corner of Clark and Devon, from 1986 to 1990.

Mr. Markhay and Mr. Draha own the Garden of Eden Mediterranean Restaurant, located at 7156 N. California.

At the meeting, the applicants will show the improvements they've made to the interior of the premises, explain their proposed business plan and respond to your questions and comments.

  • Cody Mac mixicologist

    The Garden of Eden is a first class restaurant operation and, if the new business on Clark Street is anything like it, it also will be very well run by the same owners.

  • IC1(SW) Iraq Veteran academic and social servant

    This development, along with another article about a potential brewery on Devon is fantastic.

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 50 + years

    I wish Khamis would bring back Sahara Kabob.

2 days ago

Updated 18 hours ago

In Defense of Sullivan High School

Noble St wants to open a charter high school at St. Jerome's in Rogers Park. We all know what charter schools have meant for the majority of our students Charters drain students impacting enrollment and our already limited resources. They also only take the students they want. I encourage you to call and write the Mayor's office, Reps Cassidy & Schakowsky & Ald. Moore to tell them loudly and clearly that Rogers Park does not need another charter!

  • Here's roughly how the story goes: basically Barbara decided to hire her old employers to provide leadership development training for Chicago principals. No one knows exactly why the training was deemed necessary. The principals were notified out of the blue in the middle of the summer--some of them while traveling...

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    Here's roughly how the story goes: basically Barbara decided to hire her old employers to provide leadership development training for Chicago principals. No one knows exactly why the training was deemed necessary. The principals were notified out of the blue in the middle of the summer--some of them while traveling on vacation--that they had to report immediately. The hired "experts," from a private company called SUPES, apparently had little knowledge of the intricacies of the Chicago school system and the principals complained about how worthless the experience was. All for $20.5 million, which Barbara awarded and David Vitale and his school board quickly approved without seeking competitive bids. Other companies in Chicago that provide similar, more Chicago-specific training expressed surprise when they learned of the deal, because no one had ever reached out to them to see if they might be interested in receiving t.w.e.n.t.y. m.i.l.l.i.o.n d.o.l.l.a.r.s.
    But we won't have an opportunity to express our displeasure at the ballot box because the school board is appointed, not elected. This is a demonstration of Barbara Byrd Bennet's corruption (she has a history), but it's also the next big gaffe for the bumbling David Vitale, the guy who approved those ridiculous toxic swaps a decade ago that ended up costing CPS millions of dollars. Barbara is out, but David should be, too. But probably won't be, because the mayor would likely feel that would reflect badly on him. The teacher's union is probably correct in pointing out that the mayor himself is really the one responsible here.

  • K Coffee anthropologist

    another demonstration of how privatization utilizes public funds for the greater good of a few well placed individuals.

    and since it should be underscored, the investigation was kept under wraps until after the run-off so that Rahm 'I've got a plan - and I know how to manage money!' Emanuel would not have to answer for it.

    get those Hallmark cards in to the feds.

25 hours ago

Updated 24 hours ago

former Bullhead Cantina

Last night I saw patrons in the former Bullhead Cantina at Morse and Glenwood, and the signs in the window lit up, but I was driving by and could not see a business name anywhere. Does anyone know if there is a new business open there or if it was a special event?

43 hours ago

Updated 43 hours ago

Early Voting Starts this Saturday; View Sample Ballot for Participatory Budgeting

We've got an action-packed Saturday morning for you in the 49th Ward Service Office. Start your day by voting early in the 49th Ward's Participatory Budgeting election and then join us for the 25th Annual 49th Ward Spring Clean-Up!

Early voting starts Saturday, April 18th, at the 49th Ward Service Office, 7356 N. Greenview (at Jarvis). No, there aren't any politicians on the ballot. Instead, you will get to vote for the ward improvement projects you would most like to...

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We've got an action-packed Saturday morning for you in the 49th Ward Service Office. Start your day by voting early in the 49th Ward's Participatory Budgeting election and then join us for the 25th Annual 49th Ward Spring Clean-Up!

Early voting starts Saturday, April 18th, at the 49th Ward Service Office, 7356 N. Greenview (at Jarvis). No, there aren't any politicians on the ballot. Instead, you will get to vote for the ward improvement projects you would most like to see implemented this year.

This is all a part of my acclaimed Participatory Budgeting process, and the projects on the ballot were all proposed by your 49th Ward neighbors.

To review a sample ballot for this year's Participatory Budgeting election, click on the attachment below:

http://admin.epagecity.com/site/files/322/157876/519078/732299/PB49_Sample_Ballot_2015.pdf

Though the official Participatory Budgeting Election is still a week away (Saturday, April 25th), we're holding early voting starting this weekend and leading right up until Election Day. You can vote early this weekend at one of two early voting sites:

Saturday, April 18
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
49th Ward Service Office
7356 N. Greenview (at Jarvis)

Sunday, April 19
8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
St. Jerome's Church
1709 W. Lunt

During the week of April 20th, you can vote early at the 49th Ward Service Office, 7356 N. Greenview (at Jarvis). The office will be open Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

You can also vote early next week at the "L" stations. The dates, times and locations of the "L" station early voting sites are below:

Monday, April 20
3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Howard "L" Station
(Howard St. entrance)

Tuesday, April 21
3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Morse "L" Station
(Morse and Lunt Ave. entrances)

Wednesday, April 22
3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Jarvis "L" Station

Thursday, April 23
3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Loyola "L" Station
(Sheridan Rd. entrance)

  • Joe Moore Alderman, 49th Ward

    After you cast your early vote Saturday, join hundreds of 49th Ward residents as we fan out across the neighborhood, picking up trash, cutting down weeds and planting flowers. We'll meet Saturday, April 18th, 9:00 a.m., for coffee and rolls at the 49th Ward Service Office, 7356 N. Greenview (at...

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    After you cast your early vote Saturday, join hundreds of 49th Ward residents as we fan out across the neighborhood, picking up trash, cutting down weeds and planting flowers. We'll meet Saturday, April 18th, 9:00 a.m., for coffee and rolls at the 49th Ward Service Office, 7356 N. Greenview (at Jarvis) and head out into the neighborhood for some sprucing up.

    We'll return to the office at lunchtime for a fabulous "Taste of the 49th Ward," featuring food from around the world donated by a vast array of 49th Ward restaurants, guaranteed to satisfy every culinary taste.

    This is a wonderful time for block clubs, condominium associations, church groups, and lots of other organizations to come together with individual members of the community to help get the ward ready for the spring and summer. Bring the kids!

    To register for this event, e-mail or call our office at ward49@cityofchicago.org/773-338-5796 and let us know how many folks you're bringing.

    I'll see you Saturday!

Apr 09

Updated 2 days ago

Another Charter School in Rogers Park?

Alderman Moore:

I recently learned of a proposal to bring yet another charter high school to Rogers Park. This requests that you:

-oppose the specific proposal for a Noble Street school in Rogers Park;
-oppose bringing any additional charter schools into Rogers Park;
-bring proposals for any new schools to a local, public forum in which you and officials from the school are present to address constituent concerns.

Thank you.
Megan Cusick

  • Catbus Philosopher, Third-Class

    That article ran in the Washington Post on April 9. Link: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2015/04/09/guiding-principles-for-a-more-enlightened-u-s-education-policy/

    Key quotes:

    "[T]he policy response from Washington and in statehouses continues to focus largely on silver-bullet strategies that lack a foundation in research and have fallen markedly short of their goals. Current policy tries to force improvement by...

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    That article ran in the Washington Post on April 9. Link: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2015/04/09/guiding-principles-for-a-more-enlightened-u-s-education-policy/

    Key quotes:

    "[T]he policy response from Washington and in statehouses continues to focus largely on silver-bullet strategies that lack a foundation in research and have fallen markedly short of their goals. Current policy tries to force improvement by holding educators accountable for students’ test scores and by creating competition among teachers and schools. But these strategies are not improving learning appreciably, let alone creating schools for the 21st century."

    "Ted Kolderie, one of the movement’s early advocates, has recently written that charters have fallen short on their promise of sparking teacher-led innovation because, in recent years, they have largely promoted a single academic model. . . . Furthermore, the accountability and competition strategy has too often undermined the quality of education. Test prep has displaced efforts to make learning interesting and inspiring. Curriculums have gotten narrower. Educators have become increasingly demoralized. And growing numbers of parents are angry about a testing system on overkill.

    "In short, the accountability movement that began in the 1990’s, then became codified in NCLB, is not what America needs. Considering the human and financial resources that have been poured into the approach, its results are at best unimpressive and often worse."

  • Catbus Philosopher, Third-Class

    More:

    "[T]echnology has the potential to free teachers from some traditional tasks so they can probe and challenge individual students’ thinking, guiding and supporting them more personally than before. Classical methods like seminar and lecture are enduring, but technology makes it possible to blend them with other, more personally responsive,...

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    More:

    "[T]echnology has the potential to free teachers from some traditional tasks so they can probe and challenge individual students’ thinking, guiding and supporting them more personally than before. Classical methods like seminar and lecture are enduring, but technology makes it possible to blend them with other, more personally responsive, modes of instruction.

    "In schools for tomorrow, students initiate more of their own learning. They’re taught to ask good questions and to uncover answers as they pursue projects and research similar to the work they’ll do in college or in many jobs. They demonstrate what they’ve learned in settings that mimic college or the workplace: presentations, papers, proposals for action, for instance. . . . In schools for tomorrow, furthermore, students don’t just study the traditional academic subjects. They engage with important issues that involve more than one academic discipline: How to distribute water in America’s arid West, for example, a problem that calls for inquiry in history, politics, science, math, and potentially literature."

    "More enlightened policies might include, but not be limited to . . . [s]upporting the creation of 'authentic' assessments that evaluate higher-order thinking and problem-solving and adopting a standard of 'minimal invasiveness' for standardized testing. States should support professional networks that develop and help localities to develop high quality assessments of difficult-to-measure capacities like critical and creative thinking and problem-solving. States should also adopt a standard of 'minimal invasiveness' for mandated standardized testing, among other things, using methods similar to those employed by the NAEP, which periodically samples student performance within districts and states."

    There's much more here. It's all on target.

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Burge Police Torture Victims to Receive Reparations

I am proud to join Mayor Emanuel and my City Council colleagues today in introducing into the City Council a sweeping reparations package for the victims of abuse and torture at the hands of disgraced former Police Commander Jon Burge (right). Burge ran a torture ring in his police headquarters against suspects, mostly African-American, from the early 1970s through the early 1990s.

Last year, I joined my colleagues, Aldermen Joe Moreno and Howard Brookins, in co-sponsoring a proposed Reparations Ordinance...

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I am proud to join Mayor Emanuel and my City Council colleagues today in introducing into the City Council a sweeping reparations package for the victims of abuse and torture at the hands of disgraced former Police Commander Jon Burge (right). Burge ran a torture ring in his police headquarters against suspects, mostly African-American, from the early 1970s through the early 1990s.

Last year, I joined my colleagues, Aldermen Joe Moreno and Howard Brookins, in co-sponsoring a proposed Reparations Ordinance that called for a series of actions that would provide redress for the torture survivors and their family members. The ordinance was inspired by the work of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which provided reparations to the victims of Apartheid in South Africa.

The package that will be introduced today is the culmination of months of work and meetings with the Mayor's representatives, the sponsoring aldermen and stakeholders and representatives of Burge victims, including the People's Law Office, Chicago Torture Justice Memorials and Amnesty International, USA. The legislation is the first of its kind in the nation and will go a long way to remove the longstanding stain of police torture from the conscience of the City.

As Mayor Emanuel said yesterday, "Jon Burge's actions were a disgrace--to the City of Chicago, to the hard-working men and women of the police department, and most importantly to those he was sworn to protect."

  • Bill Near Rockwell L

    I don't think taxpayers ought to have to pay for these settlements, which are all to frequent. The money ought to come from the pension funds of currently serving officers. That way the police would have incentive to avoid brutality. Right now the taxpayer pay the price of police misconduct.

  • larry from crazycar.com Been trying to get away from here for too long now

    Thanks for supporting this Joe it is so long overdue.

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Attempted Suicide at Red Line Garage

At 5:00am, police responded to a well-being check on a person who was suicidal. The caller said that his friend was depressed and drove his car into the wall, on the fourth level of a parking structure at 7519 N Paulina.

When police arrived, they discovered a gray Nissan “ZipCar” with a Missouri license plate, flipped over on its roof, in a big pool of antifreeze fluid, which had leaked from the crash. Inside the car was a White male,...

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At 5:00am, police responded to a well-being check on a person who was suicidal. The caller said that his friend was depressed and drove his car into the wall, on the fourth level of a parking structure at 7519 N Paulina.

When police arrived, they discovered a gray Nissan “ZipCar” with a Missouri license plate, flipped over on its roof, in a big pool of antifreeze fluid, which had leaked from the crash. Inside the car was a White male, about 52 years old, and he was badly injured and unconscious.

Apparently, the man thought that he could crash through the thin wall of the parking structure, and end up on the tracks below. Perhaps his plan did not consider the tight-stretched retaining cables that are installed in parking garages, to act as bumpers, and protect the wall from any bumps. As he drove the car at high speed toward the wall, the retaining cables simply bounced the car back with such recoil that the car was flipped over. The wall was not damaged at all.

When the Fire Department arrived, they were able to extricate the injured man through the windshield. His injuries were very serious, and the paramedics, after providing some emergency treatment at the scene, removed him to St Francis Hospital at 5:29am.

Although the incident occurred next to the tracks, CTA train service was not affected.

  • Mac I complain on EB on the regular.

    Kyros don't play when it comes to scanners!

  • Evanston Peggy i love creating troll accounts and bullying people

    Kyros has the scoop! I appreciate his posts and responses to inquiries even if I don't agree with some of his opinions.

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Found Samsung Phone

Found a black Samsung phone sitting on stoop by back gate to 1515 w farwell building around 9 am this morning. There is a pin so can't access anything to contact.

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 50 + years

    bump

  • Veronika "Kat" LiBeth Block Captain Obvious, Rocket Surgeon

    Maybe put a notice up in the lobby of that building? I would think a resident most likely to put their phone down on a back stoop. Anyway, hope you're able to reunite the phone with its owner. If it were mine I'd be going out of my mind! Heck, I panic if I can't find it when I know it's in the house.

6 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Gunfire on Newgard

At 6:16pm, police responded to calls of shots fired in the area of 6732 N Newgard.

The callers reported that about four shots were fired at a white vehicle, which was occupied four male Blacks.

One of the occupants of the car returned fire, but the attacker was able to flee east-bound on a bicycle.

He was described a male Black, wearing a red had, and he was with a male Hispanic, heavy build, wearing a white sweatshirt, who fled the scene on foot.

At 6:34pm, police located about a dozen .44 caliber shell casings at 6644 N Ashland.

  • Suzanne, Suzanne, Suzanne, the difference between your statements and mine is that I'm citing a specific problem in pension systems that could be fixed without eliminating unions (pension vesting). You, on the other hand, are (very hazily) blaming the very existence of unions for what you call their "slugs." The...

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    Suzanne, Suzanne, Suzanne, the difference between your statements and mine is that I'm citing a specific problem in pension systems that could be fixed without eliminating unions (pension vesting). You, on the other hand, are (very hazily) blaming the very existence of unions for what you call their "slugs." The problem that I identify has a clear and relatively simple solution. The problem you are identifying is not specific nor do you offer a realistic solution; yours is no more than an ideologue's rant against collective action. I happen to think that a few inefficiences stemming from union rules are worth it compared to the regressive horror of organizations where employees have no rights to protest poor work conditions and low wages, no ability to organize, and must always bow to the authority of management. If you were actually interested in improving and reforming union rules and structures, that would be one thing, but you just want to see all unions burn, no matter what the cost.

  • FGFM What the Cappleman!

    Joe Slug

4 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Cops: Man tries to drive off parking garage in suicide attempt

(While truly sad he was desperate enough to attempt suicide, sadder he didn't think about how he could also kill innocents.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-man-seriously-hurt-after-smashing-his-car-on-top-of-cta-red-line-garage-20150414-story.html

A man was seriously injured Tuesday when he tried to drive off the top floor of a parking garage along the CTA Red Line in an apparent suicide attempt, authorities said.
Around 5 a.m., the man drove his gray Nissan toward the brick wall surrounding the top floor of the four-story garage at the Howard stop in the...

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(While truly sad he was desperate enough to attempt suicide, sadder he didn't think about how he could also kill innocents.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-man-seriously-hurt-after-smashing-his-car-on-top-of-cta-red-line-garage-20150414-story.html

A man was seriously injured Tuesday when he tried to drive off the top floor of a parking garage along the CTA Red Line in an apparent suicide attempt, authorities said.
Around 5 a.m., the man drove his gray Nissan toward the brick wall surrounding the top floor of the four-story garage at the Howard stop in the 7400 block of North Rogers Avenue in Rogers Park, according to police and fire officials.
The car hit the red brick wall and flipped onto the driver's side, the rear bumper resting on the top of the wall, police said.
The 50-year-old man was taken in serious-to-critical condition to Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston, according to Chicago Fire Department spokesman Juan Hernandez.
The man told officials on the scene that he was trying to commit suicide, police said. No other injuries were reported.
The crash remains under investigation.

  • MandaLeigh Here I Is.

    I hope he recovers from his physical injuries and gets the mental help he needs.

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

  • Joe Lake Facebook, Twitter, Klout, EveryBlock, Yahoo Groups

    From the article above, by Tim Furman, "... Tim is a long-term blogger, school activist and public school technologist. He lives in Chicago's Rogers Park neighborhood."

Apr 10

Updated 5 days ago

Glenwood Market Offers $5 for $1 Link Card Matching this Sunday

If you are a Link card shopper, the Glenwood Sunday Market has a deal for you. For one day only (this Sunday, April 12th), the Market will offer Link shoppers a special matching grant. For every $1 used on your Link Card, you will be able to purchase $5 worth of food.

To take advantage of this special one-time-only offer, stop by the Glenwood Sunday Indoor Market, this Sunday, April 12th, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Glenwood...

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If you are a Link card shopper, the Glenwood Sunday Market has a deal for you. For one day only (this Sunday, April 12th), the Market will offer Link shoppers a special matching grant. For every $1 used on your Link Card, you will be able to purchase $5 worth of food.

To take advantage of this special one-time-only offer, stop by the Glenwood Sunday Indoor Market, this Sunday, April 12th, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Glenwood Bar, 6962 N. Glenwood (between Morse and Lunt), just steps from the Morse Red Line stop.

This matching grant program is made possible by Link Up Illinois/Experimental Station, the City of Chicago Department of Family and Support Services and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. It is part of the Glenwood Sunday Market's mission to make sustainable, regionally produced foods accessible to the entire community.

This is the perfect time for every community resident to meet some of the Market's new farmers, settle plans for summer CSAs, and re-load freezers and pantries with Glenwood Sunday Market goodies!

Visit the Glenwood Sunday Market's vendors page and learn more about the wonderful vendors!

http://www.glenwoodsundaymarket.org/ourvendors.htm

The Market proudly accept Discover, MasterCard, Visa and Link/SNAP cards.

Finally, make sure you mark your calendar for Sunday, June 7th. That's when the Glenwood Sunday Market kicks off its 2015 outdoor market season!

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 50 + years

    This was certainly popular. River Valley Mushrooms had completely sold out of mushrooms before I got there. The vendors did very well and some folks found a new place to shop. Fortunately, I had pre-ordered my chocolate chip cookies from B-Tru or I wouldn't have gotten any of those either.

  • Joe Moore Alderman, 49th Ward

    Thanks for the report, Helen. Glad to hear it was a success.

Apr 08

Updated Apr 10

What's going on on Touhy!? Police SUV's from Clark to Sheridan!

Streets blocked off...???

Apr 07

Updated Apr 09

Warning: No Parking Tonight (April 7)

Do not park your car overnight on Ashland (from Estes to Chase), or on Touhy (from Sheridan to Clark). The City will begin removing cars from the streets at midnight.

There will be a very large funeral taking place tomorrow morning at Touhy & Ashland, from 10:00am – 12:00pm.

Some web sites are estimating that as many as five-thousand people might attend, even though the church can only hold about three-hundred. Several important people will be there, including Governor Bruce...

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Do not park your car overnight on Ashland (from Estes to Chase), or on Touhy (from Sheridan to Clark). The City will begin removing cars from the streets at midnight.

There will be a very large funeral taking place tomorrow morning at Touhy & Ashland, from 10:00am – 12:00pm.

Some web sites are estimating that as many as five-thousand people might attend, even though the church can only hold about three-hundred. Several important people will be there, including Governor Bruce Rauner, Senator Mark Kirk, as well as the news media.

Auto & pedestrian traffic will be tightly restricted, and there will likely be traffic issues as the funeral procession moves from the church, toward Montrose Cemetery, on Pulaski.

These parking restrictions are going to create some major inconvenience for many members of our neighborhood tonight, so if you know anyone who lives in the immediate area, please let them know about these restrictions before they park their cars for the evening.

  • Kyros C. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    John, you are right - there was a very palpable sense of loss.
    I actually felt moved, even though I had no connection with the event.

    This man truly lived a good and successful life. We were honored to have him.

  • My last sentence meant to read that it was a very moving experience. You really could feel the sense of loss. I have some pictures of when they carried him out that I will post a little later. I would have really liked to have seen the service.

Apr 08

Updated Apr 08

Veggie Balls

IKEA's famed Swedish meatballs are finally taking the vegan plunge with the release of their new completely meat product-free vegetable balls. The GRÖNSAKSBULLAR will sell for $4.49 for 10 balls. IKEA says that its customers eat more than one billion of their balls each year. Swedish scientists currently are genetically modifying bell peppers, corn and kale to look like, taste like and even oink like hogs. Kale bacon will be tomorrow's rage food.

  • Veronika "Kat" LiBeth Block Captain Obvious, Rocket Surgeon

    I like veggie balls. Now if they would only package up some Schweddy Balls...

  • Cody Mac mixicologist

    A few grocery stores on Devon sell a dry mix that makes a very good Schweddy sauce that you can serve over your balls. It's an acquired taste somewhat like anchovies or Roquefort cheese. Mini balls on toothpicks with Schweddy sauce makes a good appetizer.

Apr 07

Updated Apr 08

Arts and Crafts Fair/Plant Sale

The Northtown Garden Society is sponsoring a fund-raising Nature- and Garden-themed Arts and Crafts Fair and Plant Sale on Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the Warren Park Field House, 6601 N. Western Avenue, Chicago. Over 40 vendors will be selling a large variety of hand-crafted items and we will be holding a raffle of items donated by each vendor. The plant sale will feature potted perennials and houseplants. Proceeds from this event will provide...

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The Northtown Garden Society is sponsoring a fund-raising Nature- and Garden-themed Arts and Crafts Fair and Plant Sale on Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the Warren Park Field House, 6601 N. Western Avenue, Chicago. Over 40 vendors will be selling a large variety of hand-crafted items and we will be holding a raffle of items donated by each vendor. The plant sale will feature potted perennials and houseplants. Proceeds from this event will provide scholarships to send children to the Warren Park Summer Day Camp as well as support the garden society’s community service and education projects. For more information, visit our web site, www.northtowngardensociety.org.
This is a perfect opportunity to buy a Mother’s Day gift. Not all vendors will take credit cards so remember to bring cash or checks.

Apr 08

Updated Apr 08

Mar Dinkha IV funeral

Some quick shots from today.

  • Evanston Peggy i love creating troll accounts and bullying people

    My, my! Was there room in the press corps between you and KyrosC at this event?

Apr 08

Updated Apr 08

Touhy

What's happening off touhy? Streets blocked Clark to the train.

Apr 08

Mar Dinkha IV Funeral – Some more photos

The funeral for His Holiness Mar Dinkha IV began at 9:30am, and completed at 12:30pm, at Touhy & Ashland.

The crowd was much smaller than expected, but there was still a respectable turnout, and it seemed like everyone was wearing black.
The heavy fog added to the sense of gloom, and a light drizzle brought out the black umbrellas, which completed the classic funeral scene.

The people in attendance showed a very close affinity for the deceased, and there were many open displays of grief.

Apr 06

Short term or long term Volunteering Opportunity!

Hello everyone! I would like to bring to attention the volunteer opportunities at Presence Saint Francis Hospital. This is great for high school or college students interested in fulfilling community service hours, exploring the medical field, and networking. Additionally, this is open to adults who (including previous reasons) are looking spend their time in a meaningful way. The link below will provide additional information on specific areas volunteers can work and how to get involved:

http://sfh.reshealth.org/sub_sfh/sfhservices/service_detail.cfm?rhcServiceID=139

I hope you all have a wonderful day! Thank you!

Apr 06

Updated Apr 06

Times Expanded for Parking and Traffic Restrictions on Touhy and Ashland

Last Friday, I posted a notice advising you that Touhy, from Sheridan to Clark, and Ashland, from Estes to Chase, will be closed to parking and traffic on Wednesday, April 8th. These restrictions are taking place to accommodate the funeral of His Holiness Khanania Dinkha IV, the Patriarch of the Holy Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East.

The funeral will be held at St. George Cathedral, 7201 N. Ashland (at Touhy).

PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THE CITY HAS EXPANDED...

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Last Friday, I posted a notice advising you that Touhy, from Sheridan to Clark, and Ashland, from Estes to Chase, will be closed to parking and traffic on Wednesday, April 8th. These restrictions are taking place to accommodate the funeral of His Holiness Khanania Dinkha IV, the Patriarch of the Holy Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East.

The funeral will be held at St. George Cathedral, 7201 N. Ashland (at Touhy).

PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THE CITY HAS EXPANDED THE TIME PERIOD FOR THESE RESTRICTIONS. The restrictions will now go into effect beginning at 12:00 MIDNIGHT, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8TH, rather than 6:00 a.m., as previously announced. The restrictions will still end Wednesday afternoon at 1:00. During this time, vehicles and pedestrians will be prohibited from crossing through the parking restricted area.

The additional time is needed so that the City can install the barricades necessary to manage the dignitaries and anticipated large crowds.

At my request, the City will make every effort to relocate to a nearby location any cars parked in the restricted area, rather than tow them to the City auto pound. However, please be advised that City tow trucks will tow the cars to the pound if they are unable to locate available parking spaces nearby. So please make every effort to avoid parking your car in the affected area during the times I mentioned.

His Holiness (see photo on left) was the spiritual leader of the Church of the East for 39 years. Nearly 100,000 Assyrians live in the U.S., including over 10,000 in the Chicago area. Police and church officials do not know how many of the faithful will attend His Holiness's funeral, but attendance could exceed several thousand.

St. George's Church can only accommodate several hundred people. Officials expect those not able to enter the church will stand outside to view the funeral procession entering and leaving the church.

  • Joe Moore Alderman, 49th Ward

    On behalf of the 49th Ward community, I extend my condolences to the entire Assyrian Community on the passing of their beloved spiritual leader and patriarch.

    For more information on the life of His Holiness Khanania Dinkha IV, read the Assyrian International News Agency report:

    http://www.aina.org/news/20150327021837.htm

  • Leelee Dog lady, cat lady, juicer extraordinaire

    Thank you for posting this, as this is the first ive heard of this. I live on Estes at Greenview and work on Jarvis at Ashland.

    Does this mean i have to walk to Sheridan on Estes, north to Jarvis, then west back to Ashland?

  • Joe Moore Alderman, 49th Ward

    Leelee, that's my understanding based on what I've been told. I'm sorry for the inconvenience.

Apr 04

The Red Line Tap Presents

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UPCOMING SHOW HI-LIGHTS:

Thursday 4.9.2015: The Wyldz / Photograph (Last Vegas / Black Actress) / Curio

Saturday 4.11.2015: Amy LaVere / Woodrow Hart and the Haymaker / Old Grand Dad

Sunday 4.12.2015: Al Scorch / Devil in A woodpile / Ben Hunter and Joe Seamons

4.16.2015 – 4.25.2015: The 2015 International Pop Overthrow Fest

Wednesday 4.29.2015: Bang Tango / Chronic Edge / Teeze / Kevin Lee and The Kings

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UPCOMING SHOW HI-LIGHTS:

Thursday 4.9.2015: The Wyldz / Photograph (Last Vegas / Black Actress) / Curio

Saturday 4.11.2015: Amy LaVere / Woodrow Hart and the Haymaker / Old Grand Dad

Sunday 4.12.2015: Al Scorch / Devil in A woodpile / Ben Hunter and Joe Seamons

4.16.2015 – 4.25.2015: The 2015 International Pop Overthrow Fest

Wednesday 4.29.2015: Bang Tango / Chronic Edge / Teeze / Kevin Lee and The Kings

Thursday 4.30.2015: The Cadaver Dogs

Friday 5.1.2015: MDC / Channel 3 / Death Wish / Destroy Everything / Spare Change / DJ Bashert

Saturday 5.2.2015: Oldies Dance Party with Expo 76

Sunday 5.3.2015: Front Country / The Bonesteelers

Friday 5.8.2015: Husker Du’s Grant Hart / Bear With Hawk Fist / Brandon Harrod / Adam Rebelius / Exploding Head Syndrome

Sunday 5.10.2015 Faster Pussycat / Loveblsat / 4Without / The Prowl / Lynch / DJ Bashert

Wednesday 5.13.2105: 28 North / Wesley Harding / Lutz

Wednesday 5.20.2015: The Red Paintings

Friday 5.29.2015: Uke-Hunt (Spike Slawson – Me First and the Gimme Gimmes / The Blue Ribbon Glee Club

Saturday 6.6.2015: Raw Power (Italy) / Death Wish / Modern Day Rippers / Vortis

Friday 6.12.2015: Hard Fall Hearts / The Amazing Heeby Jeebies / The Hi Views

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Apr 03

Funeral for Assyrian Church Patriarch to Cause Extensive Parking and Traffic Restrictions

I am writing to alert you to some extensive parking and traffic restrictions on Touhy Avenue and Ashland Boulevard next Wednesday, April 8th. The parking and traffic restrictions are taking place to accommodate the funeral of His Holiness Khanania Dinkha IV, the Patriarch of the Holy Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East.

The funeral will be held at St. George Cathedral, 7201 N. Ashland (at Touhy).

Parking and traffic will be prohibited on Touhy, from Sheridan to Clark, and...

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I am writing to alert you to some extensive parking and traffic restrictions on Touhy Avenue and Ashland Boulevard next Wednesday, April 8th. The parking and traffic restrictions are taking place to accommodate the funeral of His Holiness Khanania Dinkha IV, the Patriarch of the Holy Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East.

The funeral will be held at St. George Cathedral, 7201 N. Ashland (at Touhy).

Parking and traffic will be prohibited on Touhy, from Sheridan to Clark, and Ashland, from Estes to Chase, beginning at 6:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 8th, until 1:00 p.m. the same day. Vehicles and pedestrians will be prohibited from crossing through the parking restricted area.

I have been advised by the police that automobiles parked in the restricted area during the times outlined above will be ticketed and towed to the nearest City auto pound at 701 N. Sacramento. To confirm whether your car got towed, call 773-265-7605.

His Holiness was the spiritual leader of the Church of the East for 39 years. Nearly 100,000 Assyrians live in the U.S., including over 10,000 in the Chicago area. Police and church officials do not know how many of the faithful will attend His Holiness's funeral, but attendance could exceed several thousand.

St. George's Church can only accommodate several hundred people. Officials expect those not able to enter the church will stand outside to view the funeral procession entering and leaving the church.

For more information on the life of His Holiness Khanania Dinkha IV, read the Assyrian International News Agency report:

http://www.aina.org/news/20150327021837.htm

May 18 2012

Updated Apr 03

Who has the coolest dog picture in Rogers Park?

Here is my entry.

Apr 02

Updated Apr 02

Divvy's expansion begins, but doesn't hit all corners of Chicago map, activists say

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/redeye-divvy-expansion-begins-april-20150401-story.html
More Divvy bikes and stations are going to be installed beginning in April, doubling the footprint of Chicago's bike-share program yet falling short of covering the entire city.

The addition of 176 stations and 1,750 bikes will extend Divvy's reach south to 75th Street in South Shore, north to Touhy Avenue in Rogers Park and west to Pulaski Road in Little Village and Avondale. The installation is expected to be completed by early summer, according to city officials. (more at link)

  • FGFM What the Cappleman!

    Divvy bikes are handy for one-way trips.

  • d3 NOH

    seems like we'll never know :/

Apr 02

Updated Apr 02

Support Rogers Park's Creative Community by Attending a "Survey Launch Party!"

Join me as we take a big step forward in supporting our artists and creative community--the Artspace Market Survey Launch Party. This free event will be held on Wednesday, April 8th, 7:00 p.m., at the Lifeline Theater, 6912 N. Glenwood.

I am joining the Rogers Park Business Alliance and the Rogers Park Builders Group to kick off a major online survey of artists, arts organizations, and creative businesses in Rogers Park to determine the size and nature of the market...

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Join me as we take a big step forward in supporting our artists and creative community--the Artspace Market Survey Launch Party. This free event will be held on Wednesday, April 8th, 7:00 p.m., at the Lifeline Theater, 6912 N. Glenwood.

I am joining the Rogers Park Business Alliance and the Rogers Park Builders Group to kick off a major online survey of artists, arts organizations, and creative businesses in Rogers Park to determine the size and nature of the market for an Artspace mixed-use project. The event is open to all, but I especially encourage artists and directors of arts organizations and owners of creative businesses to attend.

Artspace, the nation's leading developer for the arts, will use results of the survey to determine the size of the market in Rogers Park for affordable live/work housing, studio and work space of various kinds.

The survey is the second phase of a scope of work that began last June when an Artspace team conducted a preliminary feasibility visit to Rogers Park.

If the survey identifies a market for an Artspace project, and the community supports such a project, the survey results will help determine the size, scope and location of the project. The survey will also help Artspace determine specific design and programmatic decisions, such as rents, square footage, parking spaces, and the types of shared creative spaces to include. Artists who take the survey will have the option of being among the first to be informed of project developments, including leasing opportunities.

Please join me next Wednesday for refreshments, fun, and to learn more about the survey.

  • Suzanne Devane Ward 49 Republican Committeeman

    What a MARVELOUS development!!

  • Steady Eddie quick on the drawl

    Let's support and celebrate the creativity that is part of Rogers Park's basic personality. We are creative artistically, politically, intellectually and in many other ways. If the rest of the world was like Rogers Park it would be a much nicer world.

Mar 29

Updated Apr 01

Comcast out again

For the umpteenth time, Comcast is out again--this time both cable and Internet. But it should be back by "12:52 a.m." How amazingly precise for an outfit that can't furnish a utility reliably. How big an area is out?

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 50 + years

    Robin, Medicare isn't a company, but why do you need to deal with them? I don't think I've ever had to contact them.

  • robin in WRP Feelin' Feisty

    Helen - Medicare is a massive bureaucracy. I work for a health care practitioner, and occasionally I have to call them regarding a billing issue

Mar 30

Updated Apr 01

CMSA Robotics team advance to FTC World Championship

COMPETING AGAINST THE WORLD:
CMSA’S ROBOTICS TEAM ADVANCES TO FTC WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

Chicago, IL - (March 30, 2015) – For the first time in its robotics program history, Chicago Math and Science Academy’s high school robotics team, RoboTitans Team #7006, will compete in FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) World Championship April 22-25, 2015 in St. Louis. The RoboTitans are one of 5 teams from Illinois, and the only public charter school, advancing to this prestigious competition.

The World Championship is the...

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COMPETING AGAINST THE WORLD:
CMSA’S ROBOTICS TEAM ADVANCES TO FTC WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

Chicago, IL - (March 30, 2015) – For the first time in its robotics program history, Chicago Math and Science Academy’s high school robotics team, RoboTitans Team #7006, will compete in FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) World Championship April 22-25, 2015 in St. Louis. The RoboTitans are one of 5 teams from Illinois, and the only public charter school, advancing to this prestigious competition.

The World Championship is the final FCT tournament of the season. 128 teams from around the world will compete in St. Louis for the honor of being the world’s best. In addition to moving forward to the World Championship the RoboTitans also received the 3rd place Motivate Award at the North Regional Super Regional Championship this past weekend in Iowa.

“To say we are proud of this team of freshman is an understatement. Their efforts and hard work have placed CMSA on the world stage for the first time. It is the icing on the cake coming off a very successful season which earned CMSA 10 trophies”, states Principal Aydin Kara. “We are very grateful to the coaches and mentors for the countless hours with these students to help prepare them for this honor.”

Students involved in FTC learn to apply real-world math and science concepts, develop program-solving, organizational and team building-skills, and are eligible for millions of dollars of scholarship funding. CMSA has a consistent track record in robotics achievements and regularly hosts FTC and FLL qualifiers at its campus. Teams, including coaches, mentors and volunteers, are required to develop strategy and build robots based on sound engineering principles. Awards are given for the competition as well as for community outreach, design, and other real-world accomplishments.

CMSA is managed by Concept Schools, a Chicago-based, not-for-profit charter school management company with 30 charter schools in the Midwest region.

  • Dan Miller RP/WR resident since 1978

    Who doesn't know Kate? Yes, I am the same.

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 50 + years

    I don't know Kate. (And now this post will be bumped up.)

Mar 31

Coming to the Red Line Tap

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UPCOMING SHOW HI-LIGHTS:

Thursday 4.2.2015: The Chicago Swing Project; Lessons and Dance

Thursday 4.9.2015: The Wyldz / Photograph (Last Vegas / Black Actress) / Curio

Saturday 4.11.2015: Amy LaVere / Woodrow Hart and the Haymaker / Old Grand Dad

Sunday 4.12.2015: Al Scorch / Devil in A woodpile / Ben Hunter and Joe Seamons

4.16.2015 – 4.25.2015: The 2015 International Pop Overthrow Fest

Wednesday 4.29.2015: Bang Tango / Chronic Edge / Teeze /...

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THE RED LINE TAP PRESENTS
https://www.facebook.com/redlinetap
www.redlinetap.com

UPCOMING SHOW HI-LIGHTS:

Thursday 4.2.2015: The Chicago Swing Project; Lessons and Dance

Thursday 4.9.2015: The Wyldz / Photograph (Last Vegas / Black Actress) / Curio

Saturday 4.11.2015: Amy LaVere / Woodrow Hart and the Haymaker / Old Grand Dad

Sunday 4.12.2015: Al Scorch / Devil in A woodpile / Ben Hunter and Joe Seamons

4.16.2015 – 4.25.2015: The 2015 International Pop Overthrow Fest

Wednesday 4.29.2015: Bang Tango / Chronic Edge / Teeze / Kevin Lee and The Kings

Thursday 4.30.2015: The Cadaver Dogs

Friday 5.1.2015: MDC / Channel 3 / Death Wish / Destroy Everything / Spare Change

Saturday 5.2.2015: Oldies Dance Party with Expo 76

Sunday 5.3.2015: Front Country / The Bonesteelers

Friday 5.8.2015: Husker Du’s Grant Hart / Bear With Hawk Fist / Brandon Harrod / Adam Rebelius / Exploding Head Syndrome

Sunday 5.10.2015 Faster Pussycat / Loveblsat / 4Without / The Prowl / Lynch / DJ Bashert

Wednesday 5.13.2105: 28 North / Wesley Harding / Lutz

Wednesday 5.20.2015: The Red Paintings

Friday 5.29.2015: Uke-Hunt (Spike Slawson – Me First and the Gimme Gimmes

Saturday 6.6.2015: Raw Power (Italy) / Death Wish / Modern Day Rippers / Vortis

Friday 6.12.2015: Hard Fall Hearts / The Amazing Heeby Jeebies / The Hi Views

Saturday 6.13.2015 The Meatmen / Depravos De La Mour / Side Action

TICKETS FOR OUR SHOWS CAN BE FOUND:
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All performers and patrons at the Red Line Tap must be 21+, it’s not us, it’s the law

Wanna Play the Red Line Tap?
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Mar 18

Updated Mar 31

Rahm is the Devil

Vote for Jesus!

Mar 30

Updated Mar 31

Easter Egg Hunt at GMSA

Today our Pre-K through 1st grade students had a great time meeting the Easter Bunny and Hinton for Easter eggs. There were plenty of smiles!

  • Were the eggs " colored " ?

    Black Angel will be outraged.

  • Steady Eddie quick on the drawl

    robin, Eretz Israel was defined as a "Jewish (religious) State" on May 14, 1948 (5 Iyyar 5708). Therefore Israel is a religious institution organized on the basis of a parliamentary democracy unlike the Roman Catholic Vatican City State, another religious corporation, which is an absolute monarchy (in technical terms). By...

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    robin, Eretz Israel was defined as a "Jewish (religious) State" on May 14, 1948 (5 Iyyar 5708). Therefore Israel is a religious institution organized on the basis of a parliamentary democracy unlike the Roman Catholic Vatican City State, another religious corporation, which is an absolute monarchy (in technical terms). By international definition, Israel is a religious state or a religious institution. Since Israel is a religious corporation operating on a quasi-governmental basis, should the United States government support it to the tune of billions of dollars per year? The United States doesn't give foreign aid to The Holy See. The Easter egg roll on the south lawn of the White House is chump change in comparison. But the White House Passover Seder is pretty expensive. Braised brisket and seared salmon doesn't come cheap these days. Should the Obamas pay for it out of their own pocket? Or should they host it at the Mayflower Hotel instead of in the White House on federal property?

Mar 17

Updated Mar 28

Do TIFs Rob Our Schools and Enrich Downtown Developers?

Tax Increment Financing (or "TIF") is the favorite target of many commentators and aspiring politicians. TIFs, they argue, deprive our schools of desperately needed money and line the pockets of politically connected downtown developers. Empty out the TIF accounts, they proclaim, and all our budgetary woes would be solved.

Crain's Chicago Business columnist, Greg Hinz, who got his start in Rogers Park as a reporter for the old Lerner News Star, just wrote an excellent piece on TIFs that debunks...

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Tax Increment Financing (or "TIF") is the favorite target of many commentators and aspiring politicians. TIFs, they argue, deprive our schools of desperately needed money and line the pockets of politically connected downtown developers. Empty out the TIF accounts, they proclaim, and all our budgetary woes would be solved.

Crain's Chicago Business columnist, Greg Hinz, who got his start in Rogers Park as a reporter for the old Lerner News Star, just wrote an excellent piece on TIFs that debunks those myths and sets the record straight on TIFs.

It's must reading for anyone who wants a clear understanding of how TIFs operate and a reality check for those who see TIFs as some evil enterprise or view them as a panacea for solving our fiscal crisis.

Below is a link to the article:

http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20150314/ISSUE05/150319867/the-demagogues-are-wrong-about-tifs

  • Steady Eddie quick on the drawl

    Keep up the useless silly talk about TIFS but continue to ignore the unfunded pension debt of nearly $30 billion. Your twisted priorities are what is truly awe-inspiring.

  • Bill in Rogers Park Rogers Parker - co-founder of Glenwood Neighbors

    Hyperbole is not conducive to healthy debate.

Mar 27

Updated Mar 28

Last Chance to Check Out Projects Proposed for Participatory Budgeting

Tomorrow is your last chance to provide your comments and suggestions on the proposed neighborhood improvement projects that will be put to a vote of the entire 49th Ward community in April.

Join us for a Project Expo TOMORROW (Saturday, March 28th), 10:00 a.m., at the Willye White Park Fieldhouse, 1610 W. Howard (at Ashland). Free parking is available in the lot just north of the fieldhouse.

This is the next step in my "Participatory Budgeting" process that gives 49th...

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Tomorrow is your last chance to provide your comments and suggestions on the proposed neighborhood improvement projects that will be put to a vote of the entire 49th Ward community in April.

Join us for a Project Expo TOMORROW (Saturday, March 28th), 10:00 a.m., at the Willye White Park Fieldhouse, 1610 W. Howard (at Ashland). Free parking is available in the lot just north of the fieldhouse.

This is the next step in my "Participatory Budgeting" process that gives 49th Ward residents the power to decide directly how to spend the Ward's $1 million of the ward's "menu money"--discretionary funds received annually by each Chicago alderman for infrastructure improvements in their wards.

You will hear from five volunteer committees about projects they're proposing to be placed on the election ballot on Saturday, April 25th. You'll then have an opportunity to offer your feedback and suggestions on the proposed ideas.

For more information about participatory budgeting and how the process works in the 49th Ward, visit the Participatory Budgeting page on my web site:

http://www.ward49.com/participatory-budgeting/

The 49th Ward Participatory Budgeting Leadership Committee, the Community Representatives and I look forward to hearing your input tomorrow.

  • Joe Moore Alderman, 49th Ward

    Mark your calendar for the upcoming 49th Ward Participatory Budgeting Election Day. Vote for your favorite 49th Ward infrastructure projects at the Voting Assembly, Saturday, April 25th, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., at the Chicago Math and Science Academy, 7212 N. Clark St. (just south of the firehouse).

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 50 + years

    Bump

  • Joe Moore Alderman, 49th Ward

    Thanks, Helen!

Mar 23

Updated Mar 25

Chicago Stops 4 Times As Many People on the Street as NYC

This topic was just ruined by another poster and his repliers, but it's a legitimate story that is too significant to ignore.

If you can't click on the Tribune story, click on the first item that shows up on the Google search below, which

Tribune Story linke:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-stop-and-frisk-chicago-police-met-20150323-story.html#page=1

Access to the story via Google Search:
https://www.google.com/search?q=Street+stops+by+Chicago+police+far+surpass+New+York%2C+ACLU+finds&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8

  • WitchCraft Christ WitchCraft Messiah

    VPGirl you are lost if you misinterpret our Black Nationalist philosophy. Call our racist for their "Borg like" thinking. Pot calling the kettle black. Stick to the thread issue. Your analogy on race needs help. You lack substance. Tremaine NoH we Black Nationalist have seen you before. If we are correct you are a gay black male. Black Nationalist feel that black gay males such as you Tremaine NoH should only sleep with other gay black males.

  • VPGirl Logan Square

    seems to me my analogy is spot on...your statement:

    Don't be a sell-out dissing other black people "ruined by another person" sounds like a house n!gga doing racist people business you act black on this site when it's convenient for you and then you act like you ain't black when...

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    seems to me my analogy is spot on...your statement:

    Don't be a sell-out dissing other black people "ruined by another person" sounds like a house n!gga doing racist people business you act black on this site when it's convenient for you and then you act like you ain't black when in conversation with the racist who want to control this site. You ain't black and if you got black skin then we Black Nationalist don't claim you or WCC or any other fake black power brothers and sisters.

    I know you will reply because you can't help yourself. Consider this my only response to you.

Feb 21 2012

Updated Mar 25

Obtaining Blue-Light Camera Footage

Does anyone know if it is possible to get footage from the Blue-Light cameras around the city? If I file a FOIA request, would that grant me access to the footage for a certain date/time?

  • So the POD camera footage (blue light cameras) is open to the public upon request? I didnt think we could access them. If I send out a FOIA request what address should I send it to? Their website says I need to pick an agency to send it too and I dont know which one controls the POD cameras footage.

  • You say you want something from the police department but don't know what to do.
    Have you asked the police department?

Mar 24

Updated Mar 25

Gale Math & Science Academy

Our kindergarteners are studying planets. Today they're on there way to the Adler Planetarium. They have created their interpretation of the solar system.

Mar 24

Gale Math & Science Academy

Kindergarteners at Gale Math & Science Academy are studying the planets and becoming fantastic artists, too. Thanks to our partnership with CAPE for a beautiful of their talents.

Mar 23

Updated Mar 23

  • Al I. Not Defender of Cartoon Cows

    God you guys get mad about this stuff. Why does advocating always have to involve throwing rocks?

  • "I voted for X and rarely vote for losers." You do realize how absurd this statement is, don't you? It means you almost always just vote for whoever has the best chance of winning, regardless of who it is and what they stand for. It also means that you voted for most of the following: George W. Bush, Bruce Rauner, Rod Blagojevich, Mark Kirk and George Ryan.

Mar 21

Updated Mar 23

Community Meeting, Tuesday, March 24th

Good morning!

Just a reminder, there will be a Community meeting this Tuesday, March 24th for residence of CAPS Beat 2431 (Lunt to Pratt and Clark to the Lake). It's being held at St. Jerome's Parrish Hall, 1709 W. Lunt Ave. from 7 pm to 8 pm and Officers will NOT be present.

Come out and meet your other neighbors and bring one or two with you! Everyone is welcome! With the warmer weather coming, now is the time to...

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Good morning!

Just a reminder, there will be a Community meeting this Tuesday, March 24th for residence of CAPS Beat 2431 (Lunt to Pratt and Clark to the Lake). It's being held at St. Jerome's Parrish Hall, 1709 W. Lunt Ave. from 7 pm to 8 pm and Officers will NOT be present.

Come out and meet your other neighbors and bring one or two with you! Everyone is welcome! With the warmer weather coming, now is the time to get our ideas and thoughts together concerning keeping the Beat a safe and friendly area that it is.

I'll see you there!

The views and opinions expressed on this site are solely those of the CAPS Beat Facilitator and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Chicago Police Department. A CAPS Beat Facilitator is a volunteer and is not employed by the City or the Department. The Chicago Police Department makes no claims as to the accuracy or veracity of any information contained on this site or distributed by the CAPS Beat Facilitator. The site is for informational use only and should not be construed to be a component of the Chicago Police Department training or reflective of Department procedure or protocol.

Mar 22

Come to the St. Baldrick's Event TODAY at Jarvis Square and Help Kids with Cancer

If you're looking for a fun activity today, I have just the event for you. And you can help a worthy cause at the same time.

R Public House is hosting its fourth annual St. Baldrick's Head Shaving Event at Jarvis Square TODAY (Sunday March 22nd), 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m. The event helps raise money and awareness for research and treatments for kids battling childhood cancer.

Sean Kelly, has put together a team of folks who have agreed to...

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If you're looking for a fun activity today, I have just the event for you. And you can help a worthy cause at the same time.

R Public House is hosting its fourth annual St. Baldrick's Head Shaving Event at Jarvis Square TODAY (Sunday March 22nd), 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m. The event helps raise money and awareness for research and treatments for kids battling childhood cancer.

Sean Kelly, has put together a team of folks who have agreed to shave their heads to raise money for this incredibly worthy cause.

Look for the heated tent on Jarvis just west of Greenview. Plenty of music, food and refreshments will be available

It's not too late to volunteer as a shavee or simply donate to the cause, visit:

https://www.stbaldricks.org/teams/mypage/96715/2015

To find out more about the St. Baldrick's foundation and the wonderful work they do on behalf of children with cancer, visit:

http://www.stbaldricks.org/

I hope to see you there.

Mar 21

Updated Mar 22

The Red Line Tap Presents

THE RED LINE TAP PRESENTS
https://www.facebook.com/redlinetap
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UPCOMING SHOW HI-LIGHTS:

Friday 3.27.2015: The Supersuckers / Black Actress / Death and Memphis / DJ Bashert

Saturday 3.28.2015: Pearls Mahone / Skinny Jim / The Hi Views

Thursday 4.2.2015: The Chicago Swing Project; Lessons and Dance

Thursday 4.9.2015: The Wyldz / Photograph (Last Vegas / Black Actress) / Curio

Saturday 4.11.2015: Amy LaVere / Woodrow Hart and the Haymaker / Old Grand Dad

Sunday 4.12.2015: Al Scorch / Devil in A woodpile...

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THE RED LINE TAP PRESENTS
https://www.facebook.com/redlinetap
www.redlinetap.com

UPCOMING SHOW HI-LIGHTS:

Friday 3.27.2015: The Supersuckers / Black Actress / Death and Memphis / DJ Bashert

Saturday 3.28.2015: Pearls Mahone / Skinny Jim / The Hi Views

Thursday 4.2.2015: The Chicago Swing Project; Lessons and Dance

Thursday 4.9.2015: The Wyldz / Photograph (Last Vegas / Black Actress) / Curio

Saturday 4.11.2015: Amy LaVere / Woodrow Hart and the Haymaker / Old Grand Dad

Sunday 4.12.2015: Al Scorch / Devil in A woodpile / Ben Hunter and Joe Seamons

4.16.2015 – 4.25.2015: The 2015 International Pop Overthrow Fest

Wednesday 4.29.2015: Bang Tango / Chronic Edge / Teeze / Kevin Lee and The Kings

Thursday 4.30.2015: The Cadaver Dogs

Friday 5.1.2015: MDC / Channel 3 / Death Wish / Destroy Everything / Spare Change

Friday 5.8.2015: Husker Du’s Grant Hart / Bear With Hawk Fist / Brandon Harrod / Adam Rebelius / Exploding Head Syndrome

Sunday 5.10.2015 Faster Pussycat / Loveblsat / 4Without / The Prowl / Lynch / DJ Bashert

Wednesday 5.13.2105: 28 North / Wesley Harding / Lutz

Wednesday 5.20.2015: The Red Paintings

Friday 5.29.2015: Uke-Hunt (Spike Slawson – Me First and the Gimme Gimmes

Saturday 6.6.2015: Raw Power (Italy) / Death Wish / Modern Day Rippers / Vortis

Friday 6.12.2015: Hard Fall Hearts / The Amazing Heeby Jeebies / The Hi Views

Saturday 6.13.2015 The Meatmen / Depravos De La Mour / Side Action

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THE RED LINE TAP
7006 N GLENWOOD
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 60626
773-274-5463

  • Artie P. Chicago resident since 2010. Originally from NYC.

    Psyched for a bunch of these

Mar 19

Updated Mar 20

Jarvis Avenue NO PARKING restrictions!!!

Please be alerted that we will be hosting our Fourth Annual Team Sean Kelly Head Shaving Event for Kids with Cancer, on Sunday March 22nd from 12-6pm. We will be erecting a tent on the street so PLEASE DO NOT PARK ON THE 1500-1518 BLOCK OF JARVIS! They will start towing at 6:00am. we have signs up and are putting notes on cars starting today. please get the word out we don't want to have to relocate anyones car. thank you

Jan 30

Updated Mar 19

The controversial plan for fixing Rogers, Ridge and Touhy

I'm not saying this plan is the best...but it would at a minimum, I believe, fix the problems of the Rogers, Touhy and Ridge intersection. I'm sure folks out there can point out a myriad of problems it would create that I'm not seeing...so I welcome any improvements or edits.

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 50 + years

    Oops, I just re-read my comment from Feb. 4 addressed to Sandy. I can't believe I wrote that. Try this instead:

    Sandy, re your proposal to change street names, don't mess with the name of the old Indian Boundary Line, which in RP is ROGERS.

    http://forgottenchicago.com/articles/the-northern-indian-boundary-line/

  • Update: There was a very good, productive meeting on this intersection tonight. Credit to Joe Moore and the CDOT crew for hosting and allowing for all ideas to be heard. One great idea that was widely supported was making some fixes to the light at Ridge and Touhy to allow...

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    Update: There was a very good, productive meeting on this intersection tonight. Credit to Joe Moore and the CDOT crew for hosting and allowing for all ideas to be heard. One great idea that was widely supported was making some fixes to the light at Ridge and Touhy to allow for left hand turns onto ridge when traveling east or west on Touhy. The engineers are going to take all the ideas they heard, go back to their drawing boards and provide feedback in a couple of weeks about the various options and their respective costs.

Mar 02

Updated Mar 16

Voodoo on the beach?

A coworker thinks creepy deer head scarecrow I saw today on the beach might be voodoo. Anyone know what this means?

  • Which God God is Beautiful

    CannabisChrist, your God would like to see more YouTube videos from you like the one where you play a nice dance tune, do bong hits, prance around topless and say NOT A SINGLE WORD. It was very peaceful. Not like those hate-filled ones where you refer to everyone as b**ch a** n****rs over and over.

    Why do you hate black people so much?

  • Littleton Arts Uptown Chicago/Uptown/Artist

    Is it still there? I have to think the deer head can't be holding up to well in the higher temps.

    The symbol looks like if you placed one hand on top of the other...but had an extra finger?

    Weirdness....did anyone check the ground to see if there was any wax drippings from candles? Hard to do voodoo without candles.

    My guess...

    Some Loyola student brought a deer head back from Wisconsin or wherever and one six-pack after another led to....this.

Mar 13

Uncool, Liberty

Some dude from "Liberty Power" buzzed me just before 8pm tonight and said that he was here to "service the building." I went down thinking he was some kind of repair guy (we've had problems with our door buzzer), but turns out he's just trying to sell something. This is a jerk move, especially when I'm home alone with my kid and have to run down and up three flights of stairs. He's on Juneway right now, so heads-up and tell this jerk to take a walk if he interrupts your evening, too.

Mar 11

Updated Mar 12

Nightlife

Enough of all the negative energy. Where is there a nice place to have fun with a cool calm crowd? Does Rogers park have a night life?

  • The locations at Jarvis/Greenview and also Rogers Park Social (On Glenwood in between Morse and Farwell) are all within walking distance of Sheridan and Pratt.

  • slk long-time rogers parker

    In RP and very near - Candlelite on Western, Uncommon Ground on Devon, Peckish Pig and Ward 8 on Howard, Hardwater Bar & Grill on Clark, Fritzy's on Clark, R Public House on Jarvis, Mayne Stage/Act One Pub on Morse, Red Line Tap on Glenwood, Rogers Park Social on Glenwood, Towbar on Jarvis.

Feb 22

Updated Mar 11

USPS

I've had terrible mail service lately. It seems that they don't come most days and much of our mail never arrives. Didn't get the January People's Gas bill. I have a weekly magazine subscription and it comes maybe 3 times a month, sometimes a week late. Has anyone else had similar problems? I've notified the alderman's office and tried to call USPS but I sat on hold for 30 minutes and had to give up.

  • Ms Scott..that''s horrible--you sound like you took great pride in your job and valued your work and your employees..needs to be more people like that in life!

  • That was my goal each day. The climate within the post office did not value that from any of my fellows who felt as I did.

Mar 11

Updated Mar 11

Repair/remodel

We had water damage on our in our basement and our first floor. We are in need of a contractor to do the repair work. Woodwork, trim, floor, some custom built ins, carpeting and painting. I have made a few calls but no one has been able to come out and give a quote yet. Any suggestions?

  • RaleighsMa Not fauxraged but may contain typos.

    What a bummer.

    I've been extremely happy with Tony from Builders on Demand and have recommended him before. He's done a bunch of different projects for us, including some of the work you've listed, and have been very satisfied. Good luck!

    Tony@buildersondemand.com

  • Thanks

Mar 08

Updated Mar 11

Shooting suspects stopped at Pratt & Glenwood

At 11:07am, police began following a vehicle, suspected in two recent shootings.
The driver was trying to evade the police for several blocks, by turning several times.

The car stopped in the alley of 1415 W Pratt, and all occupants bailed, running in different directions.

Police gave chase, and quickly apprehended two male Blacks, yet three Black female occupants fled south-bound on Newgard.

  • Sunday morning shooting :

    At the CAPS Beat 2432 meeting last night, we learned that there was a shooting at Thorndale & Winthrop. The vehicle then sped north.

    Beat 2432 officers trailed a vehicle matching a reported description.

    When the vehicle entered the alley, the occupants all fled on foot....

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    Sunday morning shooting :

    At the CAPS Beat 2432 meeting last night, we learned that there was a shooting at Thorndale & Winthrop. The vehicle then sped north.

    Beat 2432 officers trailed a vehicle matching a reported description.

    When the vehicle entered the alley, the occupants all fled on foot.

    Officers chased the fleeing occupants.

    Two males were apprehended. Three females are " at large ".

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    Blood ?

    Apparently the males cut their hands when leaping over fences to avoid capture. ( Wire fence with sharp tops cut their hands ? )

    Good work by CPD.

  • More information from CAPS Beat 2432 meeting :

    Apparently there is a city ordinance requiring properties to post the numbers of the address on the front AND REAR of the property.

    This makes a lot of sense.

    Many times when CPD responds, squad cars will go to the front AND...

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    More information from CAPS Beat 2432 meeting :

    Apparently there is a city ordinance requiring properties to post the numbers of the address on the front AND REAR of the property.

    This makes a lot of sense.

    Many times when CPD responds, squad cars will go to the front AND REAR
    of a reported address.

    Having posted numbers on a garage or rear fence gets them to the exact address of the reported incident.

    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Does your residence have address numbers posted in the alley ?

    ....Stick on numbers are available at any hardware store.

    ....It takes only a couple of minutes to complete this task.

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