Mar 05

Updated 1 hour 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?!

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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.

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2 days ago

Updated 26 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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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.
    http://www2.cookcountysheriff.org
  • 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.

42 hours ago

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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

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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.

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5 days ago

  • Permit issued for electric wiring

    REMOVE AND REPLACE 3 PANEL STYLE ANTENNAS AND 3 RADIO UNITS MOUNTED TO EXISTING CELL TOWER, UTILIZINF EXISTING MOUNTS, DC CABLES AND FIBER TRUNKS FOR TMOBILE SITE #CH31183A

    1412 W. Chase Ave. Issued March 16, 2017 Comment

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

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 15

Updated Mar 16

H.O.M.E. (Housing Opportunities and Maintenan...

...has vacancies available for senior housing in Rogers Park at their Nathalie Salmon House (NSH, 7320 N Sheridan). "At NSH we have studio, one and two bedroom apartments available. The rents range from...

    A housing update from H.O.M.E.
    We also have a beautiful three bedroom apartment available at Pat Crowley House. It is available for a qualified family with school age children who not only want an apartment but will particiate in the relationships and activities of the house. The rent, including all utilities is $1,000 per month and income must be below $42,000 per year.
    https://www.homeseniors.org

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

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Mar 14

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Mar 14

See Sullivan High School ROCK this St. Patrick’s Day Weekend.

Friday March 17 - Sunday March 19 Support the Newly Formed “Friends of Sullivan High School” Glenwood Bar/Pub 626 - 1406 Morse; 6962 N. Glenwood Schedule: Friday: Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, knowing that the two venues will contribute 10% of beverage and food (throughout the weekend) to Friends of Sullivan. Saturday - 4PM - 6PM - See several groups of Sullivan students perform Rock and Roll! Sunday - 1PM (brunch starts at 11AM) - Meet Principal Chad Adams Hear Update about Exciting Happenings at Sullivan Learn about Welcome Center for Immigrant/Refugee Students Overview of “Friends of Sullivan” Friends of Sullivan will support educational and extracurricular programming and fundraise and be a community resource for Sullivan High School and its partner neighborhood schools and encourage additional support from the community, with the goal of broadening opportunity and success for local youth and their families. To learn more, contact Boomer Berman, boomer1451@aol.com[where: ]

    See Sullivan High School ROCK this St. Patrick's Day Weekend. - Rogers Park, Chicago
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Mar 11

Updated Mar 13

Bodyworker and Shoe repair

Anybody know an awesome bodyworker/Licensed Massage Therapist with at least 7 years exp and multi dimensional? I've been searching and I do know about place by jarvis square... Anybody else who will WOW factor me? Namaste!

Mar 10

Updated Mar 13

Barber

Looking for a good barber in the neighborhood for my 10 year old son who is African American. Any suggestions?

  • Wazzup not available

    Father and Son in Edgewater 5806 Broadway

  • tom

    Thanks everyone! Will definitely be checking these out.

Mar 13

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Mar 12

Little dog loose near Ashland and Jarvis

Hello RPers,

My daughter saw this dog running loose with no collar while walking home from the Jarvis red line at about 1:15 this afternoon.

The dog was first spotted headed south on Ashland. It turned and headed east on Sherwin, where she lost sight of it.

She said he was about the size of a chihuahua. You can get an idea of his size from the pic.

I hope someone recognizes this little one. The pup seemed pretty skittish and was in and out of the street.

J.

Mar 12

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May 03 2014

Updated Mar 11

Loud bass cars a health hazzard to everyone and nearby motorist.

3:30 pm 5.3.14 and driving at touhy and western a 1997 brown GMC yukon with tinted window was blaring his aftermarket woofer at the stop sign that my car is shaking and can't hear my own stereo inside the car. After that short stop, I feel like I'm underwater or at high elevation and have loss my hearing. It's 9:17 pm now and my ear is still aching. Police should stop these people. That guy should pay for medical checkup that I may need. Can you stop people with loud annoying bass from driving?

Mar 05

Updated Mar 11

What's the deal?

I've only lived in RP for four years, so I guess I missed some of the drama. I'm perplexed by the hate toward the RP Chamber. I understand that many "progressives" don't care for Chambers of Commerce. But the vitriol here (and throwing a brick through a window) is on a different level. What's the history between you folks?

  • Equally wonderful that you and Live seem to want to compete with him for the title.

  • Live, "progressives" are people that LOVE big government and to have lots of government regulations, except when it comes to abortion.

Mar 07

Updated Mar 11

What's up with heavy traffic near lakefront in RoPa and north Edgewater

Police blocking roads feeding into Sheridan Rd. Any thoughts or info?

  • Laurie A. DeMeyer Voted best Bodyworker in Chicago&Im in RP;)

    They are filming Netflix show called "The Patriot",Chicago Justice and others around Chicagoland. It's awesome that film is coming back to ChiTown. Mayor Daley had put a HUGE tax on us/them back in mid to late 90's and a lot of the stages and crews left here BUT that was finally lifted and incentives were brought back to the table about 10+ years ago now soooooo we finally have more jobs in the film land!! Such a great city to shoot locations!!

  • Good to hear, Laurie! It's great to see so many productions happening around the city.

Aug 06

Updated Mar 11

Rogue Fusion

We ate tonight at Rogue Fusion. BYOB It was great. The Southwest Pasta is wonderful. I recommend it highly.

7027 N. Clark St.

https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20160802/rogers-park/rogue-fusion-latin-italian-culinary-hybrid-replaces-uptown-taqueria

    Rogue Fusion, A Latin-Italian Culinary Hybrid, Replaces Uptown Taqueria
    ROGERS PARK - In a stretch of Clark Street known for its family-owned taquerias, one new business is hoping to stand out by going "rogue." Rogue Fusion, which replaced Uptown Taqueria at 7027 N. Clark St., is blending the flavors and dishes of Latin America and Italian, serving up classics like tacos, pastas, steak, fish and more, chef and co-owner Jose Mendoza said.
    https://www.dnainfo.com
  • Braxter

    Rogue Fusion is adding a new spin to the Rogers Park Taco Beltway and is worth checking out. It's good food a nice variation from the formulaic Tex-Mex menu.

  • Laurie A. DeMeyer Voted best Bodyworker in Chicago&Im in RP;)

    I really enjoyed my first take out of the grilled chicken pasta with peas!!! Not sure if it was the most "Southern dish" for me to start with but it WAS exactly what I needed at the mOMent;)

Mar 11

Rogers Park Presbyterian Church 7059 N Greenview 773-262-3667

Hi, All
Just want you to know that Rogers Park Presbyterian Church now have services every
Sunday Bible Study at 9:30am and Worship at 11:00am with Brunch after Church we are starting over and looking for new ideas all Welcomes. Come see our 107 year old Sanctuary.
Elder, Frank

Mar 11

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Mar 08

Updated Mar 10

    New Development on Morse Avenue
    Rogers Park Builders Group encourages and support responsible residential and commercial property investment, development, and ownership in the Rogers Park community.
    http://www.facebook.com
  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 55 + years

    d3, I have never noticed Live's alleged "uninformed opinion of NOH." It has been fairly clear that s/he ridicules certain people, including you, who leave themselves open to it. Live seems to know a good deal more about RP than do you.

  • As someone who has lived north of Howard and enjoyed it very much and now lives closer to the new development on Morse I can speak with credibility. The little dipsy comment about an uninformed opinion is silly twit-talk.

Mar 10

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