10 hours ago

Updated 28 min ago

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?

Mar 17

Updated 47 hours ago

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.

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

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 18

Updated 2 days ago

Rahm is the Devil

Vote for Jesus!

  • tom

    Really! Wow maybe I can get him to sign some pitch forks so I can sell them on Ebay

  • ptgrp E. of Sheridan, Not FGFM's sockpuppet

    @Carl, thanks for posting! I will read that later. There was an excellent broadcast/podcast/discussion about this as well a couple of weeks ago: http://onpoint.wbur.org/2015/02/10/st-louis-debtors-prison-municipal-reform
    It's a fairly balanced presentation of a maddening problem: OTOH, you have to enforce; OTO, if that's what you're depending on as a revenue stream, well... google Mandeville's Paradox.

6 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

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

  • Black Is Beautiful Black Flower

    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 5 days ago

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?

6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

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.

6 days ago

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 6 days ago

  • 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

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

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?
Email our booking agent directly: booking@redlinetap.com

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.

Mar 08

Updated Mar 10

Gunfire at Damen & Birchwood

At 8:42pm, police responded to several calls of shots fired at 7462 N Damen, where the occupant said that a bullet passed through her first floor window.

Callers reported seeing three male Blacks running south-bound on Damen, the shooter was described as a male Black, about 5’11”, wearing blue jeans and a black hooded sweatshirt.

At 8:57pm, police reported the discovery of another shot through the first floor window at 7454 N Damen.

  • Sandy in EdgeGlen EdgeGlen since 1987

    Helen, I think that in his “bible” post, Kyros had his tongue implanted so firmly in his cheek it might have needed to be surgically removed. I for one laughed so hard coffee shot out my nose.

Mar 03

Updated Mar 10

I am looking for a fresh start.

I am from wisconsin but looking to move to rogers park. I am looking for work asap, like general labor and such. wondering where could i find a good employment agency or any quick leads to some honest money.

  • Thanks for all the tips. I am not a rapper or gang banger I am aware of the hip hop scene, gang dissing is never good, I like to practice peace I love all my brothers.

  • Cairo always percolatin'

    Welcome to Rogers Park then. Mind the pigeons.

Mar 09

Updated Mar 10

CMSA RobotTitans Robotics Team going to the FTC North Super-Regionals Championship!

The RoboTitans attended the Michigan FTC State Tournament this past weekend at Bloomfield, MI. The RoboTitans fought every match, and were at in the top four to advance to the semi-finals, being third alliance team to pick. We picked a fellow Chicago team, Schockwave, from the Science Academy of Chicago for our alliance strategy.
The results? Three more trophies added to this very successful season: the Inspire Award 3rd place, the Control Award and Finalist Alliance Captain.
Best news of all, the RobotTitans have advanced to the FTC North Super-Regional Championship in Iowa March 26-28, 205, 72 teams from 11 states will compete in March 26-28, 2015.

  • eddie, you dont get it.
    the subtlety of sexism is what makes it so hard to fight. make the cut? in what universe does sexism not contribute to who makes the cut?
    the exclusion and double standard that women in the stem fields are battling is intense. and a huge waste of human resources. sorry, this is just the place to point that out. to school kids, for whom this is supposed to be a learning experience not just in robot building but in team building.

  • tom 2422 Rogers Parker since 1972

    To those of you crying sexism, how do you know that the teachers and students didn't try and get girls on the team? Or do you just know? This may have to do more with parents and societal expectations than with any lack of desire on the school's or students'...

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    To those of you crying sexism, how do you know that the teachers and students didn't try and get girls on the team? Or do you just know? This may have to do more with parents and societal expectations than with any lack of desire on the school's or students' part to be inclusive. I tutor math to many gifted students and despite my encouragement to get brilliant girls interested in technology and engineering the interest is not typically there. In fact getting *boys* interested is difficult as well. Much easier to get kids interested in business world. The technicians and engineers taking the technical jobs in this country are increasingly coming from other countries or are from immigrant families.

    I am thrilled that *any* of the students at CMSA are taking an interest and being successful.

Mar 09

Top Box Foods

Hello everyone, today is the last day to order for Top Box Foods. Delivery is Saturday March 14 from 12:30 - 1:30 at United Church of Rogers Park. You can call 312-527-7890 to order or if you have any questions.

You can also see the website for more info.
http://www.topboxfoods.com/

Mar 05

Updated Mar 07

Rogers Park Not Uptown Crazy

I have a kindly request to citizens of the north.

You have Craig hamming it up and a few other characters to make the election interesting.
But I think we have you beat.

The campaign manager of Denice Davis who is best known for making shaky videos of Cappleman campaign workers is now endorsing Cappleman.

He is accusing myself and others of taking $500. payments and blah blah blah....

Please tell me Rogers Park because I like and respect your...

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I have a kindly request to citizens of the north.

You have Craig hamming it up and a few other characters to make the election interesting.
But I think we have you beat.

The campaign manager of Denice Davis who is best known for making shaky videos of Cappleman campaign workers is now endorsing Cappleman.

He is accusing myself and others of taking $500. payments and blah blah blah....

Please tell me Rogers Park because I like and respect your brand of crazy...is this whacked...has a campaign manager ever done an endorsement against the wishes of their candidate? Or is it just me?

Can we trade? Uptown will give you Crazy Cortez the Incompetent in return for the deer head voodoo sculpture?

Deal?

Post-Campaign Cortez

http://chicago.everyblock.com/politics/feb25-amy-crawford-bought-election-endorse-6711976/

Campaign Cortez

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eisBb94w7S0

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    You do have your own special type of whackadoodle

  • Sarahdonis 20+ year neighbor, 48th ward

    love it all! Thanks for the whimsy, y'all!

Mar 06

Coming to the Red Line Tap

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

UPCOMING SHOW HI-LIGHTS:

Friday 3.13.2015: Wussy / Aktar Aktar

Saturday 3.14.2015 Wussy / The Royal Pines

Thursday 3.19.2015 Mobile Deathcamp / Armored Assault / Wrath

Saturday 3.21.2105 Throaat / Sacred Leather / Angelust / Living Terror

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

Saturday 4.11.2015: Amy...

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

UPCOMING SHOW HI-LIGHTS:

Friday 3.13.2015: Wussy / Aktar Aktar

Saturday 3.14.2015 Wussy / The Royal Pines

Thursday 3.19.2015 Mobile Deathcamp / Armored Assault / Wrath

Saturday 3.21.2105 Throaat / Sacred Leather / Angelust / Living Terror

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

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

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

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

Sunday 5.10.2015 Faster Pussycat / 4Without / Lynch / DJ Bashert

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

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?
Email our booking agent directly: booking@redlinetap.com

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

Mar 02

Updated Mar 04

Dog Walker

Looking for recommendations for an experienced & reliable dog walker for my THREE large breed dogs for a 3x a day for two and a half days at the end of the month stint.. I know, seems like a lot (because it is)! They are great dogs but need somebody experienced and patient! My usual dog sitter has to head out of town before I'll be back so I need somebody to fill in the gaps. They'll be staying with my mom in Rogers Park so there is flexibility. Thanks in advance!recommendations in advance!

May 03 2012

Updated Mar 04

Liberty Power

A woman just knocked on the door of my apartment (private, double-locked apartment building) claiming to be from "Liberty Power." I didn't engage with her. Anybody seen this? Looked way bogus.

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 50 + years

    Joseph, there are numerous threads on EveryBlock with complaints about workers claiming to represent power and gas companies getting into buildings in Rogers Park. Make them leave your building.

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    Politely decline them, maybe snap a discreet photo, close the door and call 911 with a description and tell them people are trespassing in your building. Which they are.
    Enough of these boneheads get hauled off maybe they'll cease this sort of garbage.

  • I double checked online. It says energetic supplier, makes energy from windmills. And agree with their aggressive sale method, they should to let people know about that other way.
    The woman explained that my electric bill will remain exactly the same, with the fix rates for energy(not including delivery and taxes)
    And that I can change my mind in 10 days

Feb 26

Updated Mar 01

Get Spicy this Sunday at the "Heat it Up!" Chili Cook-Off!

Despite the cold and snow, things will be heating up in Rogers Park this weekend at the Glenwood Sunday Market's 6th Annual Heat It Up! Pro-Am Chili Cook-Off and Fundraiser. This has become a much-anticipated, delightfully scrumptious annual event. Join your neighbors this Sunday, March 1st, 12 noon to 3:00 p.m., at the Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse.

Professional and amateur chefs from across Chicago will showcase their chili-cooking expertise and you'll have a chance to taste and vote for...

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Despite the cold and snow, things will be heating up in Rogers Park this weekend at the Glenwood Sunday Market's 6th Annual Heat It Up! Pro-Am Chili Cook-Off and Fundraiser. This has become a much-anticipated, delightfully scrumptious annual event. Join your neighbors this Sunday, March 1st, 12 noon to 3:00 p.m., at the Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse.

Professional and amateur chefs from across Chicago will showcase their chili-cooking expertise and you'll have a chance to taste and vote for your favorite chili dishes!

Stuff your face with some of the most delicious chili in Chicago. This competition will be fun for everyone!

In addition to the chili tastings and cash bar, activities will include a live auction, a 50-50 raffle, and a fantastic time for all!

You won't want to miss this delicious occasion!

Tickets to the event are $20 in advance and $30 at the door. To purchase tickets, visit:

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1155891

Proceeds benefit the Glenwood Sunday Farmers' Market's food access programs, including double dollar Link shopper grants and the Market's "Community Shares" program, which brings food from the Market's farmers to food insecure families in Rogers Park.

For more information, call Glenwood Sunday Market Director Sheree Moratto at 773-508-5885.

I hope you can make this Sunday's Chili Fest!

  • Ignatius Reilly theological geometrician

    The local Chamber of Comix printed full color reproductions on the same kind of paper and sold them for a discount price of $11. Each ticket only cost them seven cents to make. So far they sold more than 100 and raked in almost twelve hundred dollars. Most of the money will be donated to the widow's and orphan's fund at the local shelter for lost herps. Winter is very dangerous for them so they need shelter and warm cloths.

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 50 + years

    Heading off to Heat It Up!

Feb 25

Updated Feb 28

??

Does anyone know what happened this morning by Touhy?

Feb 27

Updated Feb 28

Rabbit

My little sick rabbit was picked up this morning by Flint wildlife rescue. He looked like a healthy young rabbit except for one eye that still looks a bit infected but all the swelling was gone in both eyes. Thanks to all the lovely comments and support thru this ordeal. I think he'll be o.k. now. ....heavy sigh..

  • Reilly Neighbor on Columbia

    A nice story on a wintry day.

  • Sarahdonis 20+ year neighbor, 48th ward

    Thank you for taking such good care of him, Maggie!!

Feb 24

Updated Feb 27

Chicago Police Operating a "Black Site" Detention Center

The Guardian newspaper just uncovered the operation of a black site detention center operated by the Chicago police. This is a must read for Chicago residents.

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/feb/24/chicago-police-detain-americans-black-site

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 50 + years

    This is probably an eye-opener for many though not for those of us old enough and involved enough to know about Chicago's Red Squad:

    http://www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/pages/1049.html

    And then, of course, there was Jon Burge. The more things change, the more they stay the same.

  • Paco 50thWardFollies.com

    Laura, you mean you have been unable to get him to meet with you? If that's the case, it's not your failure, it's his.

    Thanks for posting this, Carl. I wonder how much this operation costs and where it's hidden in the budget.

Jul 17

Updated Feb 26

Community co-working space

Hello neighbors - I'm interested in opening and sharing a co-working space. There'd be space for private offices and common office space. Any interest from local professionals?

  • Al I. Not Defender of Cartoon Cows

    There was one last year on Morse, it came and went pretty quickly. It's possible to perhaps put some of the blame for failure on the operators, but truly, I think the need just wasn't there. The few times I used it, I tended to be the only person there.

    I probably wouldn't utilize a new coworking space if one appeared.

  • The Bezazian Branch Library in Uptown (1226 W. Ainslie) will be opening a small co-working space called The Shift in the next few weeks. Call 312-744-0019 got more info.

  • Edgewater Nora Agrees with Pink. Founder, Arka Pana Consulting.

    The Shift is not associated with the Library. I like working out of there, you can find there website here: http://www.theshiftchicago.com/

    I've heard rumors about a co-working space opening up in Edgewater near Broadway and Bryn Mawr.

    Al, can you elaborate on the co-working space that was on Morse? What did you like/not like about it?

Feb 24

Updated Feb 26

Congrats to Joe Moore

After a rancorous EveryBlock campaign, it turns out that two-thirds of 49th Ward voters like the direction where we're headed under the leadership of Alderman Joe Moore.

Seriously, that quite the mandate.

Congrats to Joe, and here's to four more years of ward improvements.

  • Bruce Mayberry, Roger Parkansas

    Congrats Alderman Moore!

  • Ignatius Reilly theological geometrician

    Peggy "Maggie" Wolfe just can't stop snarling after losing a democratically run election. Her candidate lost plain and simple. He is an experienced and professional loser. Peggy just give it a break and please stop snarling.

Feb 21

Updated Feb 24

Moving sign

How would I go about getting "no parking" signs for a moving truck on my street?

Feb 24

Weeks Later...Alley Blocked With Snow

There is a disaster waiting to happen in the alley behind O’Reilly Auto Parts/Eng’s Restaurant. I went down the alley last evening and was blocked by a full snow bank. I had to back out and turn. I believe this alley is the fire lane for all of the businesses there in Robin Realty’s plaza and the homes on Sherwin, and perhaps the townhomes on Campbell. This is also where the multiple garbage and delivery trucks go in and out....

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There is a disaster waiting to happen in the alley behind O’Reilly Auto Parts/Eng’s Restaurant. I went down the alley last evening and was blocked by a full snow bank. I had to back out and turn. I believe this alley is the fire lane for all of the businesses there in Robin Realty’s plaza and the homes on Sherwin, and perhaps the townhomes on Campbell. This is also where the multiple garbage and delivery trucks go in and out. This plaza houses a restaurant, liquor store, laundry facility, supermarket (that cooks food), etc.

I considered calling this into the City of Chicago but it has been my experience that they are not responsible for alleys/parking areas. I have a feeling that the responsibility lies with Robin Realty. I haven’t had much luck with them in the past on other issues.

Feb 23

Updated Feb 23

I wish Don and Joe luck

Ain't much of a race but there's a lot a passion on both sides. Good luck to ya both. I bet there aint too many undecideds out there but it's been a whirlwind. The racist republicants like Craig and Maureen and Scotty and Tommy and the like minded have rallied with a lotta passion for Don who tried to nullify 2000 black votes in 2007 and plenty of nutters have backed Joe. Rogers Park is a crazy box of chipped and dented toys but we all love our place in the city. Hope ta see ya all when this whole election business is over. I'll be walkin my dogs so just say hi.

  • Tremaine NoH Not protector of cartoon cattle.

    If we want a better Rogers Park we need to vanish Joe Moore into oblivion and leave him there for eternity... like a bad dream.

  • FGFM What the Cappleman!

    "Your place in oblivion is secure." - Glenn Danzig

  • RogersScottyBro works at being a raging dude bro

    And let's replace him with a republican racist!! Got it.

Feb 23

Updated Feb 23

RS3 Residential Single Unit District

A sign went up on a pole at the corner of Fargo and Sheridan where the Moonies lived. It says "Change RT4 Residential Two-flat, Townhouse and Multi-unit District to RS3 Residential Single Unit District."

Does this mean that the house is going to be a regular home again (if anyone can fix it up, I suppose)? Or is it more likely it will be torn down and something else go on that spot?

  • Joe Moore Alderman, 49th Ward

    Steve Browne,

    The Unification Church recently put the property on the market and I introduced an ordinance downzoning the property in order to better protect the home and give the community a voice in its future development. The downzoning does not guarantee the home will be saved, but it makes it a little more likely.

Feb 22

Updated Feb 22

Yard Sale at Paschen Park

Is anyone planning a yard sale at Paschen Park this summer?

Feb 12

Updated Feb 22

Devon and Ravenswood Constructions

Anyone know what is being constructed on the SW corner of Devon and Ravensood? I see the foundation work going in from the metra. Looks like a pretty large project but I can't find any news about it.

  • Jon 10yr Rogers Park / 8yr Edgewater

    Permit says:

    "Construct new 6-story public self-storage facility with interior loading and parking as per plans. **certified plan corrections project - conditional permit: subject to field inspections **"

  • Jon :

    Very specific.

    Will it have a roof - top cocktail lounge ?

Feb 17

Updated Feb 21

Are there any undecided voters out there still?

Since there seems to be no contained, padded cell for those passionately for and against certain candidates in the 49th Ward to blast each other, here ya go. Have at it. If anyone is still undecided, those 2-3 people can check out this thread to see all of the beautiful arguments on each side. Ready, set, go...

  • FGFM What the Cappleman!

    There ya go.... ;)

  • ptgrp E. of Sheridan, Not FGFM's sockpuppet

    @robin, to be funny today, I wrote in Bob Fioretti for city clerk (since he didn't get my mayoral vote). That 2nd Ward Map is a thing of trollish beauty. I think only Luis Gutierrez's congressional Ward is more gerrymandered.

Feb 21

Call to Artisans - Final Call

Dear Neighbors,
The Northtown Garden Society (NGS) is holding a Nature and Garden Arts and Crafts Fair in May of 2015 to raise funds for our community service and educational programs. We are seeking artists and crafters to sell their creations at our fair.
Here are the particulars:

The theme of our fair is Nature and Gardening thus all art works need to depict gardening or nature or, in the case of soaps, candles or jewelry, be made of natural...

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Dear Neighbors,
The Northtown Garden Society (NGS) is holding a Nature and Garden Arts and Crafts Fair in May of 2015 to raise funds for our community service and educational programs. We are seeking artists and crafters to sell their creations at our fair.
Here are the particulars:

The theme of our fair is Nature and Gardening thus all art works need to depict gardening or nature or, in the case of soaps, candles or jewelry, be made of natural products. We will offer all media including but not restricted to paintings, woodworking, textiles, soaps, ceramics, mosaics, photography and jewelry.

The fair will be held indoors in the gymnasium at the Warren Park Field House, 6601 N. Western Avenue, Chicago, on Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

Participants may purchase space for a 6’ x 2.5’ table for $25.00 or a 6’ x 8’ booth for $30.00. Tables may be shared by 2 participants.

Each participant must donate one item to NGS to be raffled. Raffle proceeds will go to NGS.

For more information or if you are interested in participating, review the rules and complete the application available on our web site, www.northtowngardensociety.org and mail in no later than February 28, 2015.

Got questions? E-mail Ginny at ngschicago@gmail.com.

Feb 03

Updated Feb 20

Early voting?

Does anybody got some info on where or when to do the early voting for the upcoming city elections? I'm in the 49th Ward. Thanks.

Feb 19

Updated Feb 20

Devon and Broadway Signs

Has anyone seen the signs that say "no left turns except buses" that have been placed at the devon and broadway intersection. I really hope the signs are not permanent!! I take broadway home all the time to get to glenwood and I have no desire to take the Sheridan way home. Those signs make no sense to me.

  • JJ in rogers park Rogers parker

    DJ is correct

  • ptgrp E. of Sheridan, Not FGFM's sockpuppet

    I think I actually mentioned that sign the other day on the Glenwood stop-sign post (if you're going East on Devon and want to go north, that's the easternmost through street).

Feb 19

Another Fire at Devon & Seeley

At 3:37pm, police responded with fire to multiple tickets of a structure fire at 6436 N Seeley. Callers reported flames on the second floor, and at 3:39pm, arriving officers confirmed those reports, requesting traffic control on Devon, from Ridge to Hoyne

At 4:10pm, police reported that a family of about eight people would be displaced, and were directed to wait in the warming bus at Devon & Hoyne.

Feb 18

Updated Feb 19

Armed Robbery at Devon & Bell

At 12:49am, police responded to reports of a robbery in progress, in a liquor store at 2222 W Devon

Upon arrival, police discovered three victims in the rear of the location. One victim had such an injury to his face, that it appeared he would lose an eye, and the other had a severe gash to his hand. A third victim sustained minor injuries.

The offenders were described as two male Blacks, with thin builds, wearing light-colored jackets. They appeared...

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At 12:49am, police responded to reports of a robbery in progress, in a liquor store at 2222 W Devon

Upon arrival, police discovered three victims in the rear of the location. One victim had such an injury to his face, that it appeared he would lose an eye, and the other had a severe gash to his hand. A third victim sustained minor injuries.

The offenders were described as two male Blacks, with thin builds, wearing light-colored jackets. They appeared to be in their late-teens or early-twenties. The offenders were seen running east on Devon, then north on Leavitt.

An off-duty police officer says that he saw two individuals of that description get into a silver car at 6540 n Hoyne, and fled north-bound.

The victims were removed to St Francis hospital for treatment of their injuries. The offenders have not been found, but it is believed that they are familiar to the neighborhood.

Jan 05

Updated Feb 19

Lost Keys, Rogers Park

My husband lost his keys today, if you happen to find a set of keys please let me know and I can identify them.
Thank you!!!

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 50 + years

    It might help to know where he lost them. Case in point: two or three winters ago, someone posted that she had lost her keys on my corner. I sent out an email to everyone in our building and got a response back from a resident that his kids had found the keys while playing in the snow. He never would have found the owner without my email.

  • Mags Light North Shore Women's Co-Ordinator (East of Sheridan

    I found a set on North Shore today...call 630-362-4253

Feb 19

Harver Health Insurance Counter Fraud Group: Cyberattack Targets Health Insurer Records

One of the US' largest health insurers, Anthem, has announced last week that millions of their employee and client records have been illegally accessed through a sophisticated cyberattack...

Read it here: http://hhicfg.com/blog/cyberattack-targets-health-insurer-records/

Visit our website @ http://hhicfg.com and read for more related news @ http://hhicfg.com/blog

Feb 18

Updated Feb 18

LAU Endorses Joe Lake

After careful consideration and review, I proudly endorse Joe Lake for Alderman of the 49th Ward.

Joe Lake has unselfishly shared his vast knowledge, cultural, and moral supremacy with the unsolicited masses above and beyond the call of duty...a call which was never made but exceeded none-the-less.

I am sure one or both of the other candidates will resort to the sleazy Chicago-style tactic of invoking a residency requirement. That is to be expected.

However, Joe Lake is better then that and deserves to represent you in City Hall, a short cab ride from the Metra station.

I am LAU and I support this message.

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