1 hour ago

St. Baldricks Jarvis square?

Hi guys,
Last year after seeing St. Baldrick event in Jarvis square I decided to commit myself to doing this for March 2015? I'm wondering if the event has been made final dates yet? I'm going stir crazy with my hair long as it is and I want it gone so sooner the better I know the date for 2015 more I am deal with the final yard.

23 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

in defense of weeds.

so, i have learned more than i wanted to know about the chicago "weed" ordinance. i deny that i am or was in violation of the ordinance.

as i understand it, one key provision is that weeds are "untended", and then gives a couple arbitrary heights, and says anything over 4' must be cut back in the winter. no specific species are mentioned, and it is up to the discretion of the hearing officer, who may or may not know...

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so, i have learned more than i wanted to know about the chicago "weed" ordinance. i deny that i am or was in violation of the ordinance.

as i understand it, one key provision is that weeds are "untended", and then gives a couple arbitrary heights, and says anything over 4' must be cut back in the winter. no specific species are mentioned, and it is up to the discretion of the hearing officer, who may or may not know anything about wildflowers or native food plants.
i deny that i am or was in violation of the ordinance.
yes, many native plants have sprung up on my farm. yes, i let a lot of them grow, thrive and even seed.
BUT, nothing is allowed to stay unless it serves a purpose.
i do weed my weeds.
i eat my weeds.
i feed my weeds to my critters.

so, if i can eat it, i let it grow. if it makes an edible seed, i let it grow.
if pollinators frequent it, i let it grow.
if birds eat the seeds, i let it grow.

we harvested 2 kinds of mustard for human use.
we harvested a couple bushels of amaranth.
green corp kids harvested 4 big burlap bags of poor mans pepper, and a large pile of lambs quarters. (which grow beyond the arbitrary height of 4')

my chickens have feasted on an armload of fresh weeds 3-4 times a week since spring. their favorites gets sorted out where they are out of place.
when something threatens a crop, i pull it out.

read more-https://www.facebook.com/MoahsArk/posts/774485855906429

5 days ago

Updated 37 hours ago

The Alderman's Senior Citizen Services Links on the 49th ward Web Page are Very Very Old

So, my next door neighbor is 81 years old and is need of some services. He has finally admitted he could use some help. So I went over to his house today with my laptop to sign him up for some help. I thought I should start locally, so I went to Alderman Moore's 49th Ward Web Page under the "Senior Citizens" tab. Guess what. This page hasn't been updated in four years.

Here is what I found:

1. The...

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So, my next door neighbor is 81 years old and is need of some services. He has finally admitted he could use some help. So I went over to his house today with my laptop to sign him up for some help. I thought I should start locally, so I went to Alderman Moore's 49th Ward Web Page under the "Senior Citizens" tab. Guess what. This page hasn't been updated in four years.

Here is what I found:

1. The Senior Citizen 'Medical ID Program" page is "not found" when you click on the link. No luck there.
2. The "HRail Program" is supposedly something run by the Rogers Park Community Council - the name listed on the Alderman's website - changed over to "Northside Community Resources" in 2012, and is listed as run by someone named Cathie Bazzon, who left the organization three years ago. No luck there.
3. The Senior Citizen Exemption Program - I have a PHD and can't make heads or tails out of this link.
4. A "Benefits Check up" which after 45 minutes of clicking buttons told us absolutely nothing.

Summary: If you are a senior citizen in the 49th Ward you are screwed. I called a social worker friend of mine and told her what I was trying to do. When I told her about my experience with Alderman Joe Moore's website, she wasn't surprised at my lack of knowledge. She gave me some real resources for accessing services for Rogers Park Seniors and none of them are on Alderman Joe Moore's website because he is so disconnected from real people. I learned some aldermen have a full time staffer working on senior issues and concerns AND have up to date website information for them.

Alderman Moore: Update your senior services links. They are useless

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    Mike, pay attention. I was responding to "Spot" whose comment was later removed by the moderators.

  • Yeah Mike! Helen mumbled "Paytenshion!"

46 hours ago

Senior Holiday Cookie Decorating Workshop

The 24th CPD District and The Peterson Garden Project are hosting a Senior Holiday Cookie Decorating Workshop on December 18th. It's going to be at the Broadway Armory Second Floor at 5917 N. Broadway from 10 am to 12 pm. Come out and meet other Seniors and have some fun!!! This will be a great Holiday event!

3 days ago

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Nov 15

Updated 3 days ago

psa-

expanding urban agriculture is the OFFICIAL POLICY of the city of chicago.
so, why is joe moore not leading on this? why is the city crawling all over me? why cant i even find out how many complaints/complainers to the alderman's office, and to 311, there even are?
and how will i ever have a clue whether people are happy if i have no idea who they are?

if you are one of the complainers, do you have the decency...

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expanding urban agriculture is the OFFICIAL POLICY of the city of chicago.
so, why is joe moore not leading on this? why is the city crawling all over me? why cant i even find out how many complaints/complainers to the alderman's office, and to 311, there even are?
and how will i ever have a clue whether people are happy if i have no idea who they are?

if you are one of the complainers, do you have the decency to discuss this (sanely) here? if there were to be a public meeting, would you attend?

i am at a real loss how to make peace when i have no right to face my accusers, or even know how many of them there are. the only solution the alderman wants to see is to build a big fence. how do i share and educate from behind a big fence? how does this bit of green space benefit the neighborhood from behind a big fence?
why should the people who love it be punished?

  • Olgasdottir Long time Rogers Park gardener

    Because of the "junk" on Mo's farm (wood chips, leaf mold piles, extra plants) I have the healthiest soil I've had in years due to her generosity, trundling back and forth with my little wheelbarrow. There is nothing more dangerous there than in any garden or farm anywhere. Joe want...

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    Because of the "junk" on Mo's farm (wood chips, leaf mold piles, extra plants) I have the healthiest soil I've had in years due to her generosity, trundling back and forth with my little wheelbarrow. There is nothing more dangerous there than in any garden or farm anywhere. Joe want to do something about dangerous home businesses? All up and down Mo's alley, from the train tracks to Ridge, there are junk dealers, home car repair, and people selling alley space as off-street parking, not to mention the drug dealing and prostitution. I like "pretty" gardens too. But I love Moah's Ark-- I walk through it nearly every day just to breathe in the green. Mo is in trouble because she talked back.

  • kicking dan murphy off the place was prolly where it went over the edge.
    i was told he was getting pressure from "downtown" because of the 311 calls.
    like joe moore couldnt have called "downtown", explained the situation, and chilled all this out.

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Aldermanic Debates?

Good heavens there is a lot of banter on this forum about our local ward politics. In the weeks or months leading up to the city elections, are there any scheduled formal debates between the candidates? If not, there should be! A lot of people speak for the candidates but it would be wonderful to hear from them in person.

  • Mother Olson Watchful mother.

    Good grief! I said aldermanic debates, not ultra-maniac debates! Thank you to all who responded seriously.

  • Michelle R. 60666 Ask me anything about Which Kraft

    Sidney, honey, I've told you already - after you said all those horrible things about catholics, especially the pope and nuns, in those other threads - you'd never get elected President.

Nov 15

Updated 3 days ago

does anyone feel safe here?

So my girlfriend and I moved into our first apartment together about six months or so ago. On Sherwin. The apartment is great, the price is great and it's near public transit and everything seemed perfect. Until our first night.
After unloading our last load we took a little walk around dusk. We notice a bag dropped in some bushes (we didn't touch or even go near it) and are then confronted by someone insisting we were the people supposed...

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So my girlfriend and I moved into our first apartment together about six months or so ago. On Sherwin. The apartment is great, the price is great and it's near public transit and everything seemed perfect. Until our first night.
After unloading our last load we took a little walk around dusk. We notice a bag dropped in some bushes (we didn't touch or even go near it) and are then confronted by someone insisting we were the people supposed to pick it up, and we better do what we gotta do. Needless to say this exchange terrified my girl and shook me a little too. And that was day one. Subsequent days have seen gun shots and other terrible things. And then last month a woman was robbed and assaulted in my building. My lady has since moved out and refuses to come over without me, or even after dark. They changed the lights and locks but what good does that do when we share an alley area with another building with a door that is always propped open? Not too sure what the purpose of this post is, other than to see if anyone feels the same. Most days this place is great and wonderful and feels perfect. Then the nightmares come. And too often.

  • d3 NOH

    'Loyola is vastly different than the jarvis and Howard red line areas.'

    In terms of crime, Morse is vastly different than Loyola, too.

  • Normally I do not respond to anything said on a blog network. For each has his/her own opinion and entitled to such. However, to make a statement such as " Those individuals who have been incarcerated in this country have done something VERY VERY wrong to merit their respective "time...

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    Normally I do not respond to anything said on a blog network. For each has his/her own opinion and entitled to such. However, to make a statement such as " Those individuals who have been incarcerated in this country have done something VERY VERY wrong to merit their respective "time outs" from society" is just not true by any stretch of the imagination. There are many people that have been the victims of these so-called time-outs from society that have done little else but be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Also, more than a few have been victimized by unscrupulous law enforcement practices such as planting evidence. If you think this doesn't happen, then you just don't want to know. Don't take this as an indictment on all law enforcement. A few bad apples is not representative of the whole barrel. I also fully understand that many of the time-outs are well deserved. Including each and every one of mine. However, it's funny (not really) how the invisible becomes very visible as you change the ethnic walk of life. Unfortunately few are able to sit back and take a deeper look from every lens possible. It' very difficult to see the reality of the life you never have to live.

4 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

found iphone

i found an iphone on the ground west if the Rogers Park Metra station tonight. it appears to be in good shape. if you think you lost yours, contact me.

Nov 10

Updated 4 days ago

Senior Safety Seminar

The 24th District of the Chicago Police are hosting a Senior Safety Seminar on Thursday, Novermber 20th at 10 am. It is being held at Pottawattomie Park 7340 N. Rogers. This is part of the Senior Activity Group in the 24th District.

ComEd and the RTA as well as other vendors will be there to provide information that will assist Seniors with savings and travel training. Come out and see what they have to offer!

  • Seniors, all the seniors
    help me out, all you seniors
    let's talk about safety!

    (Props to Salt-N-Pepa)

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    Bumpity, bumpity bump

5 days ago

Dyman & Associates Risk Management Projects: Google Lease Navy Base for 60 Yrs

Read it here: http://dymanassociatesprojects.com/blog/google-lease-navy-base-for-60-yrs/

Google has secured the lease of a NASA airbase in San Francisco for 60 years, possibly to house their upcoming space-exploration vehicles and robotics research.

The agency's press release at Dyman & Associates Risk Management Projects (http://dymanassociatesprojects.com/) indicated that the lease, which will cost the tech giant $ 1.16 billion, is for " research, development, assembly and testing in the areas of space exploration, aviation, rover/robotics and other emerging technologies".

NASA Administrator Chris Bolden said, "As...

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Read it here: http://dymanassociatesprojects.com/blog/google-lease-navy-base-for-60-yrs/

Google has secured the lease of a NASA airbase in San Francisco for 60 years, possibly to house their upcoming space-exploration vehicles and robotics research.

The agency's press release at Dyman & Associates Risk Management Projects (http://dymanassociatesprojects.com/) indicated that the lease, which will cost the tech giant $ 1.16 billion, is for " research, development, assembly and testing in the areas of space exploration, aviation, rover/robotics and other emerging technologies".

NASA Administrator Chris Bolden said, "As NASA expands its presence in space, we are making strides to reduce our footprint here on Earth." He added that the agency wants "to invest taxpayer resources in scientific discovery, technology development and space exploration – not in maintaining infrastructure no longer needed."

Read for more related topics @ http://dymanassociatesprojects.com/blog/

Nov 05

Updated 6 days ago

"Pissed 'Em All Off"

A local candidate for alderman got his and his supporter's way last night when the electorate voted the incumbent governor out of office. Bruce Rauner will be our next governor. What are your thoughts?

  • Mark (on Huron) (Happy neighbor, Official candidate, IL. St. Rep)

    I do stand corrected, IL's unemployment has recently dropped and we're placed #34 of 50. State income tax is one of the better things we've got going on; regardless, there's a reason why people and companies are fleeing this state. Only NJ beats us in exodus.The elephant in the room...

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    I do stand corrected, IL's unemployment has recently dropped and we're placed #34 of 50. State income tax is one of the better things we've got going on; regardless, there's a reason why people and companies are fleeing this state. Only NJ beats us in exodus.The elephant in the room is that this is one horribly run state. The guys behind the wheel are all DEMS (gov., State House, State Senate, 50 of 50 Alderman, mayor). As a former DEM, I don't bash nor hate DEMS, the observation I am making is that when a state is run by a single party and the state is suffering, bring in the other team. Let's have some competition in politics. My prediction is that Rauner is going to turn this state around. Let's give the new team a chance. DEMS had their chance, let's see how the new guys get the ball into the end zone. I mean...if our QB continues to fail to throw TD's, let's bring in a new guy!! :)

  • Over half of Illinois' governors have been Republicans. The last one went to jail. Rauner is an Illinois big politics insider; he's been playing the machine game along with all the other boys and girls for years. Don't count on him being a Messiah.

6 days ago

Joe Moore Announcement Tonight

I'm writing to remind you of tonight's big event at the Heartland Cafe.

I'm announcing my plan to run for re-election as your alderman and I want you to be a part of it, whether you're a longtime supporter, a previous foe, or new to the neighborhood and want to learn more about me.

The event takes place TONIGHT (Monday, November 17th), 6:30 p.m. (free food and refreshments), 7:15 p.m. (announcement) at the Heartland Cafe, 7000 N. Glenwood (at Lunt)....

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I'm writing to remind you of tonight's big event at the Heartland Cafe.

I'm announcing my plan to run for re-election as your alderman and I want you to be a part of it, whether you're a longtime supporter, a previous foe, or new to the neighborhood and want to learn more about me.

The event takes place TONIGHT (Monday, November 17th), 6:30 p.m. (free food and refreshments), 7:15 p.m. (announcement) at the Heartland Cafe, 7000 N. Glenwood (at Lunt).

It's a coming together of our wonderfully diverse community. I'll review the last few years and offer my vision for the future of the 49th Ward and city.

Please come enjoy fellowship with your fellow neighbors and hear what I have to say. I would very much enjoy seeing you.

6 days ago

"Questions to Ask Your Primary Provider About New Medications"

Loyola University, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing students are presenting a six part interdisciplinary health education series at the new Heartland Health Center-Devon, 1300 West Devon. The fifth session, "Questions to Ask Your Primary Care Provider About New Medications" will be presented on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 from 1pm to 2pm. The event is free. Light snacks will be served. All are welcome.

Nov 13

Updated 6 days ago

Follow Me on Friday to Philly's Best, SP Kebab, VZN Eye Care and Hops and Grape

Follow Me on Friday to celebrate the opening of three new businesses and the revitalization of the commercial spaces in the building at the northwest corner of Pratt and Sheridan (6800-16 N. Sheridan).

Join me this Friday, November 14th, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., as I welcome to Rogers Park Philly's Best Sports Bar, VZN Eye Care, and Hops and Grapes. They are joining SP Kebab and Carmine's Beauty Salon as co-tenants in the building owned by Marc Realty....

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Follow Me on Friday to celebrate the opening of three new businesses and the revitalization of the commercial spaces in the building at the northwest corner of Pratt and Sheridan (6800-16 N. Sheridan).

Join me this Friday, November 14th, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., as I welcome to Rogers Park Philly's Best Sports Bar, VZN Eye Care, and Hops and Grapes. They are joining SP Kebab and Carmine's Beauty Salon as co-tenants in the building owned by Marc Realty.

Since acquiring the mixed-use property in 2005, Marc Realty transformed what was once was a source of crime and disorder into a neighborhood asset, with quality affordable apartment living and a mix of commercial businesses that provide first-rate services and amenities.

Stop by each of the businesses Friday night and enjoy complimentary food and/or drink and check out all their wonderful products and services.

For more information on this event and my "Follow Me on Friday" events in general, read my comments below.

  • Tremaine Can't vote for Quinn. My conscience won't let me.

    "Shut 'em Down Saturday!" Hahahahahahaha!!!

  • JCV My head hurts.

    Thank you Maureen for your wonderful contribution to the discussion.

Nov 15

Updated 6 days ago

Alderman Moore to Host Workshop on Grants for Artists

If you are an individual artist or involved with a non-profit organization with an arts and culture mission, you might be interested in an upcoming FREE workshop for Cultural Grant Program applicants conducted by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE). The workshop will be held this Wednesday, November 19th, 6:00 p.m. at the Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse.

As Chairman of the City Council Committee on Special Events, Cultural Affairs and Recreation, I'm committed to making...

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If you are an individual artist or involved with a non-profit organization with an arts and culture mission, you might be interested in an upcoming FREE workshop for Cultural Grant Program applicants conducted by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE). The workshop will be held this Wednesday, November 19th, 6:00 p.m. at the Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse.

As Chairman of the City Council Committee on Special Events, Cultural Affairs and Recreation, I'm committed to making sure the 49th Ward gets its fair share of City funding for arts and culture. As a result, for the very first time, DCASE will present a cultural grants workshop here in Rogers Park to better reach and support artists from Chicago's far north side!

I am sponsoring this workshop with the Rogers Park Arts Alliance, the Rogers Park Business Alliance and the Mayne Stage.

To register for the workshop, visit:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dcase-grant-application-assistance-workshop-tickets-13995883063

Director of the Grants Program for DCASE, Allyson Esposito, will lend her expertise to those seeking grant funding from either the Individual Artists Program or the CityArts Program. She will review updates to grant guidelines and review criteria, and provide tips and guidance to help applicants to prepare the strongest, most competitive applications possible. There will also be time available for one-on-one questions for the DCASE Team.

After the workshop, The Mayne Stage's Act One Café will be open for attendees who wish to stay and meet with each other and members of the Rogers Park Arts Alliance.

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    Crinedel, you argue that "funding the arts is not a function of government" but I would argue that it is. The Constitution states "Congress shall have Power To...
    provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States. I firmly believe that the arts are part of that general welfare. Most if not all civilized societies provide government funding of the arts.

  • Tremaine Can't vote for Quinn. My conscience won't let me.

    Crinedel, you're right!

6 days ago

Updated 6 days ago

Homicides & Shootings

Our Fear-monitors Don Gordon (Rogers Park) and his buddy Joe Lake (DesPlaines) have posted the latest fear statistics in case you are interested. Gordon, who still wants to be a Chicago alderman, and Lake who claims to be a "Crusader for Justice" from DesPlaines have reposted Chicago Tribune fear data at https://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/groups/Gordon2015/

Warning - some of the language there isn't appropriate for children or more sensitive readers.

6 days ago

Does anyone know if Jane Byrne's funeral procession will go up Sheridan Road?

She is supposed to be buried at Calvary Cemetery in Evanston. I'm trying to find out if the funeral procession will go up Sheridan or Clark Street to the cemetery.

6 days ago

Updated 6 days ago

Howard block off

Police had Howard at blocked off from Popeyes to (?) around 8:30 tonight, does anyone know what for?

Nov 15

Updated Nov 16

Disappointing Treatment of Valet Service By Chicago PD

While dining at the Mayne Stage Friday night and outside while a member of my party was smoking, we were very disappointed to see Chicago PD pull behind and be quite nasty to the Valet service because he had to keep one car double parked WITH hazards on for no more than a few minutes while he was parking another car. What's even better is that a passerby had to go up to the squad car to tell him there...

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While dining at the Mayne Stage Friday night and outside while a member of my party was smoking, we were very disappointed to see Chicago PD pull behind and be quite nasty to the Valet service because he had to keep one car double parked WITH hazards on for no more than a few minutes while he was parking another car. What's even better is that a passerby had to go up to the squad car to tell him there was a man laying on the ground on the corner by the "L" bleeding from his head. Chicago PD was very cocky back to the passerby saying "he didn't hear it on his radio" but he did leave to investigate the man on the ground. Of course cause while real crime is going on the Valet service was being chewed for doing nothing wrong. Don't get me wrong Chicago PD does a phenomenal job and the neighborhood has thankfully been VERY quiet lately but the treatment of the valet service was wrong. Not sure who they wanted the valet to park more than one car at a time.

  • So this Cop wasn't a psychic and didn't know that an injured man needed his assistance?

    That's all you got?

    You experienced one moment in time. How do you know that the Cop hadn't been dealing with MS Valet blocking the street on a continuous basis? A few minutes here and a few minutes there add up and neighbors do complain.

    I'm no fan boy of CPD but got to admit they are pretty much damned if they do and damned if they don't in this City.

  • Delmer Fudge silly in a serious way

    Yeah, that's kind of how it goes when the violence gets out of control. We get peeved watching them hassle people doing no obvious wrong. MS Valet is parking cars, not selling drugs. Maybe they should get the drug task force to come down on them hard anyway.

    Don't thank the police too loudly for curbing violence recently. The temperature drop probably had just as much to do with that as anything else.

Nov 13

Updated Nov 14

  • Jackal.

  • Mother Olson Watchful mother.

    Oh dear. Let's rejoice that our watering hole is once again available for the consumption of libations!!! I know a few sticky wickets who are going to be slipping off the bar stools soon!

Nov 12

Updated Nov 13

The Polkaholics Live this Saturday night at the Red Line Tap

The Red Line Tap Presents
www.facebook.com/redlinetap

Saturday, November 15th at 9 pm
The Polkaholics 17th Anniversary Show
http://chicagopolkaholics.com/
With
The Blue Ribbon Glee Club
https://www.facebook.com/blueribbongleeclub
$5 Adv / $7 Door
Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/833562

The Red Line Tap
7006 N. Glenwood
Chicago, IL 60626
www.redlinetap.com

  • Mac I complain on EB on the regular.

    I'd rather follow the polkahalics on Saturday.

  • AMLC of Chicago

    I consider this a public service announcement

Nov 12

Updated Nov 13

Parking Spot?

Looking for a parking spot near North Shore/Clark. Any help is appreciated! Thanks.

  • Vic neighbor

    Hi Sarah- We have one for rent right nearby. Please email me for details. Thanks, Vic

  • Thanks, Vic - I'm not sure I know how to do that via EveryBlock. I'm a newbie. Can someone help me out? Thanks.

  • Nevermind. We've taken care of the spot. Thanks anyway!

Nov 10

Updated Nov 12

anyone know what they are filming on Howard?

Crew and actors are in front of Lost Eras.

  • Searching for Gorden.

    Did you mean Gordon?

    1,460,000 results

    Joe Lake

  • Dee On Newgard '92

    Becky, I "liked" you since you can't "like" yourself on EB. You're welcome. Two "likes."

Nov 11

Updated Nov 11

Parking spot

Hi all! I'm interested in renting a parking spot near Greenleaf/Paulina. Does anyone know of anything??
Thanks!

  • smithjohnsonjones Watching in disbelief.

    Try Hunter Properties. 773.477.7070 They have a bunch of buildings in the 'hood and occasionally have a parking spot come up.

Nov 06

Updated Nov 11

How is Joe Lake, resident of Desplaines Illinois able to post in this neighborhood?

It it dishonest to post in neighborhoods that one doesn't live in and pose as a resident? Does Rogers Park have a suburban troll problem?

  • i think that "scorecard" is ridiculous.
    why is it a bad thing for an alderman to agree with the duly elected mayor just because he is "unpopular"?
    talk about lies and statistics.

  • daveP been around awhile

    Gotta make that clout with the new mayor somehow.

    yes sir! right away sir! how shall i vote sir!

Nov 10

Updated Nov 10

"Healthy Food is the Best Medicine"

Loyola University, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing students are presenting a six part interprofessional health education series at the new Heartland Health Center-Devon, 1300 West Devon. The fourth session, "Healthy Food is the Best Medicine" will be presented by Dietetic Interns on Tuesday, November 11, 2014, starting at 1pm - 2pm. The event is free. Light snacks will be served. All are welcome.

Nov 10

Updated Nov 10

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

    Table 3: Voting Patterns. Aldermanic Agreement with Council Floor Leader--49th Ward Ald. Joe Moore, 97% 2011-2013 and 51% 2007-11.

Nov 09

Updated Nov 10

Parking spot

Hello neighbors--

Does anyone have any parking spots available? Covered or uncovered might be alright, depending on the price. I am near Sheridan and Lunt.

Please email me at Jennifer.watjen@gmail.com.

Thanks!

  • Meli Manak OFFICIAL ACCOUNT

    My neighbor whose on Sheridan and Lunt has one. I believe his address is 1220 w Lunt has a sign on the window stating available spots

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    If Meli's suggestion doesn't work out, check out the lot at the far east end of Lunt. I believe monthly parking is offered.

  • There is also a lot next to the old Morseland on Morse and Sheridan that rents monthly spots - might be worth checking out.

Nov 08

Updated Nov 10

The Red Line Tap Presents

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

UPCOMING SHOW HI-LIGHTS:

TICKETS FOR OUR SHOWS CAN BE FOUND:
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/profile/74898

Sunday 11.9.2014: Frank Fairfield / Devil in a Woodpile / Old Lazarus’ Harp

Friday 11.14.2014: Wrath / Blackcat Manor / Thunder Driver

Saturday 11.16.2014: The Polkaholics 17th Anniversary show with The Blue Ribbon Glee Club

Sunday 11.17.2014: Jazz with Mike Finnerty and The Heat Merchants

Tuesday 11.18.2014: The Mudflapps W/ The Appleseed Collective

Friday 11.21.2014: The Supersuckers / Black Actress / Death...

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

UPCOMING SHOW HI-LIGHTS:

TICKETS FOR OUR SHOWS CAN BE FOUND:
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/profile/74898

Sunday 11.9.2014: Frank Fairfield / Devil in a Woodpile / Old Lazarus’ Harp

Friday 11.14.2014: Wrath / Blackcat Manor / Thunder Driver

Saturday 11.16.2014: The Polkaholics 17th Anniversary show with The Blue Ribbon Glee Club

Sunday 11.17.2014: Jazz with Mike Finnerty and The Heat Merchants

Tuesday 11.18.2014: The Mudflapps W/ The Appleseed Collective

Friday 11.21.2014: The Supersuckers / Black Actress / Death and Memphis / DJ Bashert

Saturday 11.22.2014: Wussy / The Royal Pines / DJ Bashert

Sunday 11.23.2014: Jazz W/ Jimmy Bennington’s Colour and Sound

Friday 11.28.2014: White Mystery / Absolutely Not / BBU

Saturday 11.29.2014: Samadhi Vibe / Stranger / D. Bess

Thursday 12.4.2014: Mad Bread / Dead Horses

Sunday 12.7.2014: Glostik Willy / Funky Hot Grits

Thursday 12.11.2014: 28 North and friends

Wednesday 12.17.2014: The Bulletboys / Sleeze / Driven Under

Friday 1.9.2015: Skull Fist / Elm Street / Night Demon

Wanna Play the Red Line Tap?
From Punk to Funk and Everything In between, Here’s what we tend to book:
Punk, Rock, Power Pop, Indie, Country, Bluegrass, Alt Country, Metal, Alternative Rock, Funk, Ska, Reggae, Roots, Americana, Traditional Country, Blues, from Local, Regional and National talent. Sorry, but we don’t book cover or tribute bands. Compensation varies, pending bill, line up, etc

All performers and patrons at the Red Line Tap must be 21+, it’s not us, it’s the law

Email our booking agent directly: booking@redlinetap.com

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

Nov 09

Parking spot

Looking to rent a parking spot near Greenleaf/Paulina! Anyone know of anything??? Thanks!

Oct 05

Updated Nov 09

Spanish Conversation Group

Hi All~
We're meeting Monday, 10/6/2014, at the Heartland Cafe at 7:30 p.m.
Please join us for some light conversation to learn/practice.
Barbara

  • Dixie, I'm sorry but I'm afraid I spoke too soon. I'd still love to attend the Spanish group when I can, but except for December 8 and 29, I have Monday evening commitments through the end of the year. Thanks for organizing this and I hope it goes well.

  • Hi Joyce~

    Sorry to hear that you're unable to come to the group on Mondays. If the day we meet ever changes, I can let you know if you like.

    Thanks again for you interest!

Nov 07

Updated Nov 09

How many insults does it take to get booted from this forum?

RogersParkingSpot is testing the limits. Are there actually any moderators here? This would be a great community forum if some people weren't so vile.

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    Yeah, rogerparker, I just read your comment in my email notification. Inappropriate content how?

  • smithjohnsonjones Watching in disbelief.

    My "spirited" comment toward Helen (no more "mean" than others here, just more explicit) stayed up for at least 24 hours, but I still haven't been "booted". When you lay down in the waller with the pigs, eventually you'll get hauled off to slaughter like the rest of them.

Nov 09

Updated Nov 09

Man missing from West RP

A man with mental health issues has been reported missing from his West Rogers Park home, according to police.Police issued a missing person alert Saturday for Michael Dunagan, 19, who was last seen at his home about noon Friday.

Dunagan has bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and has psychotic tendencies, according to police. The man does not have a cellphone and has not previously been missing from his home for any extended period of time, police said.
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A man with mental health issues has been reported missing from his West Rogers Park home, according to police.Police issued a missing person alert Saturday for Michael Dunagan, 19, who was last seen at his home about noon Friday.

Dunagan has bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and has psychotic tendencies, according to police. The man does not have a cellphone and has not previously been missing from his home for any extended period of time, police said.
Dunagan, who is believed to be in the Uptown area, requires various medications, which he has not taken in almost 48 hours, police said.

He is described as a white Hispanic man, 5-feet-11, 150 pounds with brown hair and hazel eyes. He has a medium complexion and has a tattoo with the name "Millie" on his right arm.
He is believed to be wearing a black jacket with an electric company logo on the left chest area. He may also be wearing a Bulls baseball hat with a leather brim, police said. Link below has a pic.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-man-with-mental-health-issues-missing-20141108-story.html

Nov 07

Updated Nov 08

Be Aware Neighbors!

My husband and I seen 2 black teenagers in our neighbors yard.. We questioned them what were they doing in yard and they didn't answer. I came in and called 911.
They were both on bikes. One was wearing a blue vest with dark hoodie.
Other red pants and grey hoodie.
Police came. But they were long gone. This was about 3:15pm @ Estes & Wolcott

  • PTM DJ/MC

    Similar. Ashland & Greenleaf. Adult male on bike. Opened driveway gate, rode through tunnel to back courtyard. Then went to apt complex next door and rode through their parking area and open garages. Dialed 911 but it rang for a long time without an answer. Thank you.

  • Everything Seems I'm a douchebag, plain and simple

    You know, if you put a .50 Cal on your back porch that might keep them out of your back yard too.....

Nov 06

Updated Nov 08

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

    "[Jim] Allen said the calls had been traced to 224-649-5601. A reverse-phone number directory identified it as a suburban Northbrook landline.

  • DJM 25 yr. RP & Edgewater resident.

    Watch, some low-level campaign worker will be thrown to the wolves while the higher-ups will say he acted on his own initiative and they knew nothing about it. (this could be from either side, it's not clear who did it at this point)

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

    2014 IL. Governors Race Rebo-Calls: RoboGate? http://www.facebook.com/groups/1513496198936544

Nov 06

Updated Nov 07

Ald. Moore Sponsors Ordinances to Support and Expand Inspector General's Authority

I introduced two pieces of legislation at yesterday's City Council meeting that would support and expand Inspector General Joe Ferguson's authority and office.

The ordinances would provide the Inspector General a guaranteed budget of at least one-tenth of one percent of overall City spending and allow him to partner with state and federal law enforcement agencies so that he can participate in asset recovery on behalf of City taxpayers.

For copies of the ordinances, visit:

http://admin.epagecity.com/site/files/322/155751/511547/718313/Inspector_General_Guaranteed_Budget.pdf

http://admin.epagecity.com/site/files/322/155751/511547/718314/Inspector_General_Expansion_of_Authority.pdf

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I introduced two pieces of legislation at yesterday's City Council meeting that would support and expand Inspector General Joe Ferguson's authority and office.

The ordinances would provide the Inspector General a guaranteed budget of at least one-tenth of one percent of overall City spending and allow him to partner with state and federal law enforcement agencies so that he can participate in asset recovery on behalf of City taxpayers.

For copies of the ordinances, visit:

http://admin.epagecity.com/site/files/322/155751/511547/718313/Inspector_General_Guaranteed_Budget.pdf

http://admin.epagecity.com/site/files/322/155751/511547/718314/Inspector_General_Expansion_of_Authority.pdf

The Inspector General's current budget constitutes approximately one-tenth of one percent of the Cities entire budget, but currently nothing prevents the Mayor or City Council from reducing that amount. My proposal would lock in that percentage as a 'budgetary floor" and thus protect the Inspector General's Office from retaliatory budget cuts imposed by current or future mayors or city councils.

I first proposed a budgetary floor for the Inspector General's Office back in 2009. Unfortunately, the proposal met with strong resistance from then-Mayor Richard Daley and remained stalled in committee.

I'm pleased to report that, unlike his predecessor, Mayor Emanuel supports my revived proposal. In addition, 17 aldermen have signed on as co-sponsors, including several influential committee chairs. Their support of the measure helps guarantee insuring its passage.

  • Lucas G “The road to hell is paved with adverbs.”

    Where is the specific aldermanic oversight clause? Let us see specific language

  • Bonzo Rogers Park Gorzonian Field Marshall

    Suzanne do you actually work for the Republican Party in the 49th Ward or do you spend all your time chatting on EveryBlock? You are a very chatty CommitteeMan and your multidimensional career experience in corporate and trade association government and public affairs for Fortune 500 companies must be absolutely...

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    Suzanne do you actually work for the Republican Party in the 49th Ward or do you spend all your time chatting on EveryBlock? You are a very chatty CommitteeMan and your multidimensional career experience in corporate and trade association government and public affairs for Fortune 500 companies must be absolutely exhausting. We should be thrilled that you spend so much time here with us nobodies sharing the dirt about our local elected officials. Did Craig tell you about the 45 second dry humping episode? I think it's just the sort of thing that you Republicans love knowing about all your Republican's little secret picadillos and shady affairs.

Aug 14

Updated Nov 07

Shots fired at Juneway & Paulina

At 10:30pm, police responded to multiple calls of a person shot at 1658 W Juneway.

Police report that the victim is a white male, 52 years-old, and his injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.

Witnesses report that the shots were fired from a white 4-door Chevy Impala, with Indiana license plate.

Police have located spent shell casings at 1721 W Juneway.

  • Jim A Sic Semper Canis

    d3--the officer in charge of troubled buildings is often at the CAPS meeting though I'm not sure if that will continue to be the case under the new CAPS format.Her name is Robin Popelka. If you want, you can ask Toni if Officer Popelka will be at the next meeting. I'll try to make the next meeting and ask about it if you can't. I think, but am not positive that 1656 is one of the Northpoint buildings, so there may be an avenue through Northpoint management as well.

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    1656 is NOT Northpoint, but the address may not be entirely accurate. And if it is, it may have just been out on the sidewalk in front of 1656. When I posted flyers over the weekend with the address of the polling place, the gate of the new fence at that courtyard building, 1646-56, was securely locked.

Mar 01 2012

Updated Nov 06

Pekin House Chinese Restaurant CLOSING!!!

After many many decades of sustaining the name of having the best egg roll in Chicago, we are sad to announce that our family restaurant will be closing this month. We would like to thank our loyal customers who have supported us throughout the years and we apologize for not having enough notice to inform you all. This is very sad for us and we would hate to give up such a historical establishment. Though we are leaving Devon at this moment but there might be a big possibility that we might open a small location in the near future in the neighborhood.

  • HollyHR Born at Edgewater Hospital, went to Stone School.

    DavidH, do you or does your dad still have the Sweet and Sour sauce recipe. We have been trying to make it for YEARS!

  • HollyHR Born at Edgewater Hospital, went to Stone School.

    Hi davidH. Any luck on the recipe?

Nov 05

Updated Nov 06

Dealing with a Rude Motorist

So, for the past few months, a certain car (in very poor condition with a smashed front bumper) has continued to park either in front or behind me whenever possible with their bumper touching mine. I have no idea whose car this is, but regardless if there's plenty of room (fire hydrant or end space, for example), tthey still press their

  • Emily I believe in Harvey Dent.

    Whoops, please ignore. Site wasn't cooperating when I made this attempt. Please see other post. Thanks!

Nov 03

Updated Nov 04

Statement of Kelly Tarrant, Assistant Leg. Gen., Posted on Facebook Nov. 3, 2014.

Kelly Tarrant. "One of my responsibilities as a Assistant Legislative General is to attend committee meetings. Monday, November 3rd, was no different than any other day, except for the witless weapons Alderman Joe Moore hurled at me in front of my colleagues at the Committee on Rules & Ethics meeting in an attempt to humiliate me. In addition, as if that was not enough, after the meeting he called one person from our group over to the side and referred...

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Kelly Tarrant. "One of my responsibilities as a Assistant Legislative General is to attend committee meetings. Monday, November 3rd, was no different than any other day, except for the witless weapons Alderman Joe Moore hurled at me in front of my colleagues at the Committee on Rules & Ethics meeting in an attempt to humiliate me. In addition, as if that was not enough, after the meeting he called one person from our group over to the side and referred to me as a bit_h.
Professionalism aside Alderman Moore, I do not know you personally and you do not know me personally either. Your actions were inexcusable not only as an elected official but as a human being. Your use of profanity to launch an epithet confirms that your feeble brain knows no other words except those that are derogatory. You should be ashamed of yourself and I, as do all women in Chicago, expect an apology for that insulting and offensive characterization of me." Kelly Tarrant

  • Al I. Not Defender of Cartoon Cows

    I don't see her defending anybody. She seems to have paused reasonably and questioned the reported series of events.

    The more I read through this, I see that this Rogers Parking Spot is really on a roll here. Does not like any challenge to the narrative. A reasonable person would...

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    I don't see her defending anybody. She seems to have paused reasonably and questioned the reported series of events.

    The more I read through this, I see that this Rogers Parking Spot is really on a roll here. Does not like any challenge to the narrative. A reasonable person would discuss this. Not just call names and hide behind a pseudonym.

    But this doesn't really pass the sniff test for me and when we start asking questions we don't get answers, we just get accused that we are somehow "supporting" some specific abhorrent behavior.

    Craig and Joe Lake, you really probably cannot have a conversation with either of them. They just Hate The Alderman and anything that paints the alderman badly must be right. Now I've learned that Rogers Parking Spot (again, reminding me so much of another dear neighbor of ours) is of the same mode. It's a shame that RPS does not want to have a rational and reasonable discussion, but it is his loss and nobody else's.

    Jill, I hope you'll stick around and participate in other conversations here. I assume not, though. Your appearance for this single issue doesn't really suggest you've got anything invested in our neighborhood, or else I'm assuming you'd already be here and participating. But you could prove me wrong, I guess.

  • James B. Best neighbor evah

    I would think that the confidentiality rules would preclude an employee from commenting on a social media page about something that happened at work. Assuming all the disclaimers applied, and the employee was of course speaking as herself and not as a city employee, still pretty iffy, ethics-wise. Someone might want to look into that. I hope Kelly has a good lawyer.
    Otherwise, if it happened as stated, I still don't get the outrage.

Nov 04

Updated Nov 04

Late Night Sirens

There were a bunch of continuous late night sirens - Fire and CPD at maybe 5:30 am from the area of Clark street that woke me. Anybody know what happened??

Nov 03

Community Technology Center opens at CMSA

Chicago Math and Science Academy (CMSA) and Lumity collaborate to prepare youth and adults for college and long-term career success by providing free access to technology & Microsoft IT Academy.
CMSA, 7212 N. Clark Street, is proud to open its doors as a Community Technology Center (CTC) and invites you to use the computers and training, free of charge, to improve basic computer and Microsoft skills. CMSA is a CTC open to students, parents and all members of the community. Hours of operation: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 4:30pm-6:30pm and Saturday 9:00am-1:00pm. This is a web-based, self-paced learning opportunity offering 200-300 Microsoft IT Academy courses.

Nov 03

Updated Nov 03

Glass door shattered on wallen ave

I was out of town this weekend, come home to see the front door of my apartment is shattered and close to almost being completely broken.
I called the landlord/board but should I file a police report? I have no idea what happened... But I'm unsure what to do...
Has this area been getting worse? I have heard good things about wallen... I'm almost on Clark it has seemed fine?? Thanks

  • If it was an attempted break in, yes you, your landlord or board should call the police and report. If it was an accident and someone broke it there's no need to call them.

Nov 03

"How To Begin an Exercise Routine"

Loyola University, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing students are presenting a six part interprofessional health education series at the new Heartland Health Center-Devon, 1300 West Devon. The third session, "How to Begin an Exercise Routine" will be presented by Exercise Science students on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 from 1pm - 2pmThe event is free. Light snacks will be served. All are welcome.

Oct 21 2012

Updated Oct 31

Avoid the Lines; Vote Early or Vote by Mail Starting Monday

Avoid the lines at the polls and potentially bad weather on Election Day by VOTING EARLY OR BY MAIL!

VOTE EARLY

Vote early at any one of 51 locations beginning Monday, October 22nd, until Saturday, November 3rd. Early voting hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Here are the Early Voting locations most convenient to 49th Ward residents:

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

Broadway Armory Park
5917 N. Broadway (at...

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Avoid the lines at the polls and potentially bad weather on Election Day by VOTING EARLY OR BY MAIL!

VOTE EARLY

Vote early at any one of 51 locations beginning Monday, October 22nd, until Saturday, November 3rd. Early voting hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Here are the Early Voting locations most convenient to 49th Ward residents:

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

Broadway Armory Park
5917 N. Broadway (at Thorndale)

Warren Park
6601 N. Western (2 blocks south of Pratt)

Chicago Board of Elections
69 W. Washington
Lower level (across from Daley Plaza)

If you need a ride to an early voting site, please email my office at ward49@cityofchicago.org or call 773-973-4900.

Early Voting is also available Sundays, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the Board of Elections office, 69 W. Washington, and at two city neighborhood locations, including Welles Park, 2333 W. Sunnyside.

At all Early Voting sites, you will need to bring a government-issued photo identification, such as a driver's license or state I.D.

VOTE BY MAIL

You can also vote by mail! Illinois law now permits you to vote by mail for any reason whatsoever. To obtain an application to vote by mail, visit:

http://www.chicagoelections.com/dm/general/document_399.pdf

Complete the application and either mail it or deliver it personally to the Chicago Board of Elections, 69 W. Washington. Suite 600, Chicago, IL 60602.

You will then receive your ballot in the mail. Follow all the enclosed instructions and make sure to vote in secret. The ballot may be returned to the Board of Elections by U.S. mail or a state licensed motor carrier or it may be delivered personally by you or an immediate relative.

Oct 30

Updated Oct 30

Fabulous Protest March

Join the free, fabulous protest march somewhere in Ravenswood near Lincoln Square on October 30th. It has been endorsed by a leading Rogers Park challenger for alderman in 2015. The event is free and open to the public, but please register in advance by calling 773-916-7484. Join the march and continue the fight even though we're not quite sure what it's all about. Just protest and support your right of free speech.

  • Bonzo Rogers Park Gorzonian Field Marshall

    Anyone afraid of being ambushed by psychos or going out and speaking in public isn't ready to represent the 49th Ward in the City Council. It's a rough and tumble world out there and we don't want timid or cowardly people pretending to represent us in front of the Mayor. They will end up being eaten for lunch at the first City Council meeting.

  • daveP been around awhile

    yeah, pretty dangerous to go vote with the mayor 97% of the time. . while not attending the majority of your meetings.

Oct 25

Updated Oct 30

"Dress That Pet" Post

I don't want to sound argumentative, nor do I wish to take business away from anyone, but I feel I must speak out about putting clothes on our pets. I find it demeaning and abusive to a dog or cat to dress it up. The attire could very well cause physical discomfort to the animal. Dogs and cats are sentient beings. They are not dolls. The chimp in the organdy pinafore at a circus is a case in the extreme, but I believe the principle to be the same.

  • Tremaine Can't vote for Quinn. My conscience won't let me.

    Helen, you hate me only because I don't like Joe Moore. Too bad.

  • Tremaine Can't vote for Quinn. My conscience won't let me.

    Oh, now I see what happened. My comment "How many accounts do you have?" wasn't for you, Helen. It was a reply for some comment that is now deleted.

Oct 29

Updated Oct 29

In One Ear Open Mic needs your help!!!

The In One Ear open mic which is hosted weekly at the Heartland Café in Rogers Park is looking for your help. We recently had some equipment stolen and are running a campaign to help raise money to replace the equipment and upgrade some to ensure this 28 year old open mic can keep running and keep up with the times. With just 16 hours left to go, we still have a bit of ways to go and though perhaps...

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The In One Ear open mic which is hosted weekly at the Heartland Café in Rogers Park is looking for your help. We recently had some equipment stolen and are running a campaign to help raise money to replace the equipment and upgrade some to ensure this 28 year old open mic can keep running and keep up with the times. With just 16 hours left to go, we still have a bit of ways to go and though perhaps some you amazing folks on everyblock would like to get involved and help spread the word for us. I've attached the link to our indiegogo campaign and you can find us every Wednesday night after 9pm at the Heartland Café as well as on facebook. Any help is greatly appreciated!!!! :)

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/in-one-ear-robbed-help-us-replace-and-upgrade/x/8558862#home

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20141029/rogers-park/microphones-poetry-books-stolen-from-in-one-ear-open-mic-organizers-van

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