Mar 05

Updated 58 min ago

Who Opposes Affordable Housing?

Additional affordable housing has been proposed for Rogers Park but the local Chamber of Commerce opposes it. The Chamber's secretary, an alternative priest who preaches in in an Elmhurst Masonic Lodge and has a postal address near Gary, Indiana, speaks against affordable Rogers Park housing and calls the Alderman a "concubine of big box interests." https://www.facebook.com/bishop.wilkowski Why is the local chamber being supported by outside religious interests and opposing affordable housing in Rogers Park? Shouldn't the chamber support commerce and not oppose it? Has the local chamber gone roque?

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  • Uptown Arts Council Director: Uptown Arts Council - Jeffrey Littleton

    Affordable housing is the difference between an integrated city and a segregated one.

  • Sheryl your words and thoughts are kind and caring. Nobody ever wants to be homeless or destitute but sometimes it happens in life. Those people are our brothers and sisters. Some of them have addictions and some of them have mental or learning disabilities and can't care for themselves. We...

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    Sheryl your words and thoughts are kind and caring. Nobody ever wants to be homeless or destitute but sometimes it happens in life. Those people are our brothers and sisters. Some of them have addictions and some of them have mental or learning disabilities and can't care for themselves. We all need to help them and take care of them. Some people on these threads disagree and denigrate those people but I agree with you Sheryl. We must take care of one another and remember the phrase "There but for the grace of God go I." We don't have to like one another but we ought to respect the humanity and dignity in each other.

    Jeffrey, I think that you speak from a position of experience and live in affordable housing yourself if that is correct. Some people probably resent that you are getting what they call a "free ride" but there are other people who are pleased that affordable housing allows others to remain in our communities and be part of the dynamic. You do art. Others do social activism. Some do ordinary jobs. We need everyone and everyone's voice. Keep talking JL. Your voice is important.

Feb 26

Updated 1 hour ago

EB Rogers park brunch?

With the weather warming up, how about a Twisted Tapas Sunday brunch for the EB friends?

  • Uptown Arts Council Director: Uptown Arts Council - Jeffrey Littleton

    I never understood the whole Joe Lake thing...it just seemed like an awful way to spend your retirement, bickering online and manually aggregating the news of a city he no longer lives in. Its a cautionary tale maybe?

    Waaaay back before there was EB or even Facebook Joe Lake was...

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    I never understood the whole Joe Lake thing...it just seemed like an awful way to spend your retirement, bickering online and manually aggregating the news of a city he no longer lives in. Its a cautionary tale maybe?

    Waaaay back before there was EB or even Facebook Joe Lake was the major thorn in the side of a "developer-friendly" Ald. Matlak, the predecessor to Ald. Waguespack in Bucktown.

    I've been accused of being a thorn in the side of a developer-friendly Alderman, in a weird and limited way I am like the younger Joe Lake before he became an over-posting creepy dude with a LOT of time on his hands serving up online condescension by the bucket-full.

    I hope he is happier nowadays.

  • rude people are getting treated rudely. Whatever is the world coming to?!

4 days ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Tribune's Kamin on new library: Was the planning backward?

Architecture critic Blair Kamin Blair raises the key question concerning our library in West Ridge about the planning that didn't go into the design portion: "Was it backward, placing imagery before substance rather than beginning with a sound understanding of what residents and communities need?"

The answer is: Yes, because as far as Ald. Debra Silerstein and Mayor Emanuel are concerned, they know better about what we need than those of us who will use the library.

  • There is clearly a class bias here. While West Ridge seems to be an affluent area, many less affluent families don't have cars to transport their children to this library. I realize this is a done deal since this was an available lot on a busy and somewhat ugly corner...

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    There is clearly a class bias here. While West Ridge seems to be an affluent area, many less affluent families don't have cars to transport their children to this library. I realize this is a done deal since this was an available lot on a busy and somewhat ugly corner (gas station on one corner, oil change place on another, next to an empty Harley dealership and down from the McDonalds.) I hope the seniors are happy there and that we get an attractive building to replace the dumpy bingo parlor. That's the best we can hope for.

  • Dan Miller RP/WR resident since 1978

    Lou Berkman: I certainly am hoping for a lot more than you indicate the maximum allowed. Ald. Silverstein has signaled a willingness to solicit and incorporate community ideas for the library as well as the senior housing. We have to stay involved -- fill out DS' library survey and the survey being circulated by the LEARN committee, which spearheaded the new-library effort a year ago. And tell Ald. Silverstein we won't settle for "hope." We need results.

    https://chicago.everyblock.com/improvement/mar02-take-learn-survey-new-northtown-library-7970758/

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23 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Were the popcycle girls from Rogers-park?

The third judge, Jaye P. Morgan, would award them a 10, quipping, "Do you know? That's how I started." (She was rewarded with a popsicle from one of the girls before they left the stage.)

  • It this the only post or was the rest of the thread removed by the moderators? It made me look up the video of the Popsicle "Twins" (15/17) and the back story by Chuck Barris. Supposedly that "act" was cut before the Gong Show episode was shown here (or in the western time-zones). Memories...

Feb 28

Updated 5 hours ago

Need some tax advice

My husband passed away in late 2014 and he had a couple of credit cards and at that thime those companies told me at the time I was NOT responsible for repaying because I was not a co-signer. Now i have received 1099's showing those written-off balances as income. Because we were married, do I have to claim those write-offs as income? Really need a tax professional or lawyer to weigh in on this. Thanks!

  • Wazzup not available

    What the lawyer is saying is - wait and see if they use resources to sue. The surviving spouse is not given a free ride because her husband dies. They shared life, including debts. What bothers me the most is the wife's determination to stiff the suppliers. There is a...

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    What the lawyer is saying is - wait and see if they use resources to sue. The surviving spouse is not given a free ride because her husband dies. They shared life, including debts. What bothers me the most is the wife's determination to stiff the suppliers. There is a moral compass problem here. Those debts should have been paid until the marriage cash and assets were exhausted - i can't believe he died and there was nothing in the joint bank account - no home, no retirement account, no real estate. the wife evidently has income - that should be used to pay the suppliers who provided credit in the good faith belief they would be repaid. :-( - this is an effort to "escape" joint marriage responsibility - "for better or worse" went down the tubes. Marriage bills are both their bills. Be fair and pay those vendors. Imagine if everyone did this! it would give new meaning to "hidden" assets. My sympathy to those vendors.

  • YakovBok In the RP since 1996

    The vendors are not getting "stiffed"in the sense that I think that you may be implying. By issuing a 1099c, the vendor "writes off" the debt, that is, it gets to reduce its tax liability. The issuing of a 1099c is a tax reduction strategy. Regarding the "joint debt" -...

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    The vendors are not getting "stiffed"in the sense that I think that you may be implying. By issuing a 1099c, the vendor "writes off" the debt, that is, it gets to reduce its tax liability. The issuing of a 1099c is a tax reduction strategy. Regarding the "joint debt" - it is not. It is only joint debt if it is both parties' names. It may be "marital debt," that is, part of the marital estate, but it is not "joint debt" in that they both owe it to the vendor. The contract is between the vendor and the deceased, not the vendor and husband and wife. You will never successfully argue "third party beneficiary" in a credit card case. The deceased not paying back the debt is the inherent risk of issuing easy credit, i.e., credit card bills, and why the interest rates are so high.

17 hours ago

Parking spot or garage for rent?

Hey all! I am fairly new to Chicago, and I am seeking a spot or garage for rent near Western and Arthur/Claremont area.

2 days ago

Updated 25 hours ago

Gutter Cleaning

Good morning! I recently bought a 2-story home whose gutters haven't been cleaned out in years. Could anyone recommend a gutter cleaning service? Thanks!

27 hours ago

Front porch architect/blueprints??

Looking for some serious help in tearing down/rebuilding a FRONT PORCH on a "pretty on the inside, UGLY on the outside" Rogers Park house.

Need to get Chicago legal designs that will pass the Chicago City requirements.

Help us make our ugly duckling into a swan... made of stucco.

Many thanks!

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3 days ago

Updated 30 hours ago

Afghan Enterpreter family how served with US Marines just arrived in Chicago.

This family is in need of furnitures like, couches, tables, sofas, and a TV. So please contact me if anybody can help.
My number is 224-307-3146
Or you can email me at: moitaira.ahmadi@gmail.com
Thank you!!!!

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2 days ago

Updated 42 hours ago

Eric Vaughn Still Awaiting Trial 3 Years After Wil Lewis Murder

Appearantly crossing the "T's" and dotting the "I's" is a lengthy process. Gang affiliated, violent habitual criminal Eric Vaughn still has not gone to trial for the Murder of Wil Lewis for which he was responsible. Let's hope that our criminal justice system is merely p being prudent in its prosecution rather than dropping the ball in procrastination and that this filth will never breath air as a free man again in his lifetime.

http://www2.cookcountysheriff.org/search2/details.asp?jailnumber=2014-0714315

    Cook County Sheriff Inmate Locator Search Results
    Although every effort is made to keep the information accurate and current, it cannot be guaranteed. Users are cautioned that the information is based upon name check only and documentation the DOC received.
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  • Michael Archangel Same swamp but now restocked with new predators!

    @JohnL - Not so much the arrest for petty crimes that is the issue. I think most of us can agree that if you violate the law you should be held accountable. How petty crimes negatively impact the system has to do with money. If you violate a crime and...

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    @JohnL - Not so much the arrest for petty crimes that is the issue. I think most of us can agree that if you violate the law you should be held accountable. How petty crimes negatively impact the system has to do with money. If you violate a crime and have the ability to post a bond, you are fortunate. If you have sufficient resources then you may have the ability to retain a private attorney who can work immediately to expedite you through the system. If not, you languish in the Cook County Correctional System and add to the numbers of people who must be housed, clothed, fed, watched over and transported to and from court rooms. The nature of your crime certainly does not get you fast-tracked through the system and, as pointed out earlier, your case adds to the backlogged dockets.

  • Also political corruption and bribes.

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2 days ago

Encouraging discussion about our new library

A more productive meeting Monday at Warren than I expected. Many questions remain, especially around details of the interior of the library, content of programs offered in the new library and economic-development impact stemming from the library. But Ald. Silverstein seemed far more open to community input than in the past. I hope she continues with that attitude.

A good story from DNAInfo and Linze Rice:

https://neighborhoodsquare.com/n/item/4yHi?node_id=798099&_=1490102159776&prompt=bottom&node_id=798099

    New West Ridge Library Concerns Include Parking, Federal Budget Cuts
    Conversation about New West Ridge Library Concerns Include Parking, Federal Budget Cuts from www.dnainfo.com
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2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

FOUND! Trash bin that lives in the 6900 block of Ashland

Do you live in the 6900 block of Ashland? Did your trash bin go missing on Saturday night? If so, it may be the one hanging out near 6820 N Ashland near the street. Please come get it!

2 days ago

    LEARN WRP- Library Survey
    A new library is coming to Pratt and Western and this survey is aimed at assuring that it meets community needs. LEARN-WRP (Library Enhancement and Renovation Network - West Rogers Park) is circulating this survey throughout the West Ridge/West Rogers Park community.
    http://docs.google.com

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5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

A Heartwarming Story

A Syrian refugee family of 6 is helped by the generosity of Chicagoans through a Go Fund Me page. These are people our current president would have banned from our country.

https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20170317/west-ridge/syrian-refugee-family-west-ridge-fundraiser-gofundme-lane-tech-college-prep-high-school

    Bills Pile Up For Syrians Who Fled To Chicago, So Community Pitches In
    WEST RIDGE - Before coming to Chicago, life was not easy for Mustapha Faraj and his family: They escaped the Syrian war and lived in refugee camps for years. But life in Chicago has also been tough: Without steady work bills have piled up for the family of six, who all live in a basement apartment, and they are close to losing gas and electricity.
    https://www.dnainfo.com
  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 55 + years

    The Go Fund Me campaign for this family is now over. It raised nearly $12,000 in a few days.

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Jan 04

Updated 4 days ago

Gunshots in Rogers Park.

Anyone else hear gunshots around 1:35am this morning near Jonquil or Juneway? There were 4-5 shots in a row.

  • I heard that too, around 2:05am. I lived on Sheridan but my room is facing east lake terr and Rogers. I thought the shots came from East lake Terr. Anyone knows where that happened?

  • Yeah, same alley as above. Maybe this is weird, but it almost sounded like someone was bored and decided to unload a clip, because there were two slow shots, a pause, and then six more shots in succession. I didn't hear any voices or anything afterward.

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Boy, 11, reported missing from Rogers Park

David Mitchell was last seen about 8:10 a.m. in the 2100 block of West Birchwood, Chicago Police said in a missing person alert.

    Boy, 11, reported missing from Rogers Park
    An 11-year-old boy was reported missing Friday afternoon from the Rogers Park neighborhood on the North Side. David Mitchell was last seen about 8:10 a.m. in the 2100 block of West Birchwood, Chicago Police said in a missing person alert. Mitchell is described as black, 4-foot-8 and 100 pounds, police said.
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5 days ago

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5 days ago

New library public meeting, Mon, 3/20/17, 6:30pm, @Warren Park, 6601 N. Western

The project architects and representatives from the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) and Chicago Public Library (CPL) will be on hand to discuss the current plans for the building and listen to community feedback.

6 days ago

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Mar 14

Updated 6 days ago

Trumpettes have the added bonus of getting screwed...

Or schiested,
Or ripoed off,
Or lied to.
What say you now (please more then 2 sylables please)?

  • Rob

    You guys, havent you heard? Everyblock is dead, and Bill Mortons social experiment to get all you IPs has concluded.

  • It's a conspiracy

    theory

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Feb 27

Updated Mar 16

FREE Over the bed medical table + file cabinet

First come basis after notifying me. I live in Rogers Park on Sheridan Road. If you can take downstairs an over-the-bed medical table and/or a 4-drawer letter sized file cabinet (with key) from my 2nd floor residence, they're yours!

Both items are in pristine condition. I purchased the medical table some years ago from a used furniture place and used it for craft making purposes. The file cabinet is taupe in color, purchased from Office Depot for household rather than...

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First come basis after notifying me. I live in Rogers Park on Sheridan Road. If you can take downstairs an over-the-bed medical table and/or a 4-drawer letter sized file cabinet (with key) from my 2nd floor residence, they're yours!

Both items are in pristine condition. I purchased the medical table some years ago from a used furniture place and used it for craft making purposes. The file cabinet is taupe in color, purchased from Office Depot for household rather than industrial use.

*** To my surprise, I was informed by the Salvation Army pickup service: 1) NO medical items, 2) NO office furniture, including (but not limited to) chairs and desks, 3) NO medical furniture, including (but not limited to) chairs and stools, 4) NO bookcases that should be affixed to a wall 5) NO books other than novels, 6) NOT PERMITTED to pickup items in an unfinished basement area, e.g., boiler, overhead exposed pipes.

Thanks in advance.

  • Ary, click on Kateri's name in their post, and then choose "send email" from the bottom of the list on the right side.

  • Kateri in Rogers Park artist at heart

    I am awaiting a reply from Ary to set up a mutually agreed upon time for viewing and/or pickup. I included my phone number in my email to him.

    Anyone else interested? Please feel free to email me.

    For some reason, I can't find who it was that suggested I contact the BROWN ELEPHANT. I will contact the Brown Elephant if this ad remains in limbo. The filing cabinet and bed table really are in pristine condition.

Mar 16

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Mar 13

Updated Mar 16

Stooges on payroll?

Soft for scapegoats?

  • Spam Alert Don't be selling your used junk up in here, okay?

    Trolls on message boards?

    Limp for nanny goats?

  • Bruce_ because it was mistakenly posted to the wrong thre

    Is that their new album?

Feb 24

Updated Mar 15

Vintage hallway entrance tile repair needed

I bought a building with a vintage tile hallway that is missing an area of tiles near the fron door of approx 1 foot x 2 feet wide. I need an expert tile repair person to make this repair. Please recommend someone. I need someone that can not make the repair but suggest replacement tile for this small area to match the existing tile which is in nearly perfect condition.

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 55 + years

    Did your tile person actually manage to find replacement tile that matches the original, Andrew?

  • Andrew Levin Property Management Specialist

    The handyman is looking around at different tile stores in Chicago and will buy samples that he thinks will match best but I know he will not find the exact match.

Mar 15

Spanish classes in/near Rogers Park?

I am interested in learning Spanish, and am wondering if anyone knows of any local Spanish classes or teachers in the area.

Thanks!

Mar 15

Commuter Tax Benefit

I have a number of clients and neighbors who I have found do not utilize this benefit and it could be a nice tax savings if you take public transportation.

http://illinoisestateplanning.blogspot.com/2017/01/tax-savings-for-2017-commuter-tax.html

    Tax Savings for 2017: Commuter Tax Benefit
    As we begin the New Year and resolutions are made, a common resolution is to budget or save money in the coming year. One way to reduce spending is to find tax savings throughout the year which can increase your take home pay as well as reduce your income taxes.
    http://illinoisestateplanning.blogspot.com

Mar 15

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Mar 13

Updated Mar 15

LIFE TEACHES

Life Teaches is a nonprofit that was created to empower in the spirit of people helping people to solve all the world's problems.....one problem at a time, one person at a time.

Need volunteers that can serve in capacity of marketing, fundraising, grant writing, project management/ supervisory. Also, we need virtual office management, ideally. Lastly, people who will work with clients (that I will train once we have a class of at least a few people).

  • RA

    I am available for virtual office management,

    RA

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